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  • Sanders stretched truth on VA record during debate, some vets say

    02/12/2016 7:32:23 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2015 | Drew Griffin and Curt Devine
    (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders touted his record on veterans' issues during Tuesday's debate, citing his position as the former chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs when Congress provided billions of extra dollars to boost healthcare for veterans last year. "We went further in than any time in recent history in improving health care to the men and women of this country who put their lives on the line to defend us," Sanders said Tuesday, referring to $15 billion given to the Department of Veterans Affairs to decrease wait times and reform the troubled agency. Yet some veterans groups and...
  • On health care, Bernie betrayed vets to protect unions

    02/12/2016 7:27:01 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/9/2016 | Betsy McCaughey
    The conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton is the candidate with the honesty problem. But on at least one important issue, Bernie Sanders isn't shooting straight. Sanders falsely claims he's been leading the fight to save veterans from the corruption and deadly medical care delays at the Veterans Affairs Department - a message intended to resonate with New Hampshire's large vet population. The truth is, as chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Sanders sabotaged VA reform. Sanders' allegiance is to public-sector unions, and to serve them, he betrayed vets. You wouldn't know that from his campaign-trail boasts. The next...
  • FReeper Canteen - Valentines For Our Troops - 13 Feb 2016

    02/12/2016 5:57:42 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 369 replies
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  • US Army orders hundreds of soldiers back to southern Afghanistan

    02/10/2016 6:46:59 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 36 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    For the first time since combat operations were declared over at the end of 2014, a battalion of 500 U.S. Army infantrymen is being sent to southern Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Province where the Taliban have made a comeback, Fox News has learned. The decision, confirmed by defense officials, is a sign of military escalation in the country even as the Obama administration tries to draw down. The battalion is meant to relieve a company of 150 soldiers, giving the U.S. Army nearly 350 more soldiers to prevent the Taliban from taking over volatile Helmand province. The Army's 2-87 infantry battalion,...
  • Bernie Sanders Asked to Drop American Legion Emblem from Campaign

    02/10/2016 5:40:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies ^ | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH 2016 |
    Bernie Sanders asked to drop American Legion emblem from campaign The American Legion has asked the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to "cease and desist" from using the organization's emblem in campaign fliers. The American Legion wrote to Sanders' Senate office that it did not have permission to use the emblem in his campaign fliers. Sanders' campaign didn't immediately return a request seeking comment. The American Legion has twice complained to Sanders officials since Jan. 22 about the use of the emblem in campaign materials. A Feb. 1 letter from the American Legion obtained by The Associated Press...
  • House Lawmakers to Vote on Bill to Reduce GI Bill Transfer Benefits

    02/09/2016 11:51:24 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 26 replies
    Military dot Com ^ | Feb 9 2016 | Amy Bushatz
    Legislation that would cut by half the Post-9/11 GI Bill housing allowance payments transferrable to children of troops is set for a vote Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The language, part of the Veterans Employment, Education and Healthcare Act, only cuts the payment for children of service members using the transferred funding.
  • Sanders First Regarded VA Wait List Scandal as Partisan Effort to Undermine Agency

    02/08/2016 7:50:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | February 8, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), now a Democratic presidential candidate, was slow to take seriously reports in 2014 of the use of fake wait lists by Department of Veterans Affairs employees. As the New York Times reported, Sanders, then chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, initially indicated that the controversy was being fueled by a partisan effort to undermine the government agency.Sanders defended the VA amid reports, which first came to light in April 2014, that staffers at the Phoenix VA hospital used secret wait lists to conceal the long periods of time that veterans were delayed before...
  • 'Disservice': Pundits, Politicians Frustrated Fiorina Left Off NH Debate Stage

    02/04/2016 1:48:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | February 4, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina feels ill-treated after being left off the debate stage this weekend in New Hampshire - and some in the media agree with her. "Our debate process is broken," Fiorina said Wednesday in a letter to the Republican National Committee (RNC), which is partnering with ABC News to host the debate. "Networks are making up these debate rules as they go along -- not to be able to fit candidates on the stage -- but arbitrarily to decide which candidates make for the best TV in their opinion.” Her campaign released an email Thursday morning asking...
  • VA defends officials who allegedly stole $400,000 from agency

    02/04/2016 6:04:56 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/3/16 | Sarah Westwood
    A high-ranking Department of Veterans Affairs official on Tuesday defended the VA's failure to discipline two employees accused of misconduct, and blamed the outrage over their lenient treatment on "considerable external pressure" by the media and Congress to punish personnel who may not have done anything wrong. Sloan Gibson, deputy VA secretary, praised a judge's recent decision in personnel cases that stopped the demotions of Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves, two VA officials accused of together stealing more than $400,000 in benefits from the government. ... According to the inspector general, Graves had pressured a colleague to leave his job...
  • Firefighters Slam Ted Cruz For Claiming To Be Their Champion While Opposing 9/11 Health Bill

    02/04/2016 8:24:46 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 109 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 2/3/16 | Amanda Terkel
    A powerful firefighters union went after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Wednesday for claiming to be their defender and champion in his Iowa caucuses victory speech. "What Ted Cruz did the other night in his Iowa victory speech is disgusting," said Harold Schaitberger, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters. "He said he embraces fire fighters and the dangerous work they do, says he's our friend and calls himself a great patriot. But when it came time to actually have the backs of fire fighters across the U.S., he was AWOL. Cruz is the worst kind of politician who will...
  • Trump: "FOX Is Great. We're Back. We're Friends"

    02/01/2016 1:02:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 1, 2016
    ......."Frankly, FOX is great. We're back. We're friends. All of that stuff," Trump said about his relationship with the news network. "But I said, I'm not going into that debate. We held something in lieu. of the debate. I said, let's hold a rally for our veterans."
  • Which veterans groups will get money Donald Trump raised on debate night?

    01/31/2016 7:29:57 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 39 replies ^ | January 29, 2016 | REENA FLORES
    Twenty-two veterans organizations are about to receive a hefty infusion of cash, thanks to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his long-simmering fight with Fox News. The GOP front-runner, who hosted his own event in Des Moines, Iowa after boycotting the Republican debate just three miles down the road, announced Thursday that he had raised $6 million to donate to veterans groups. Trump donated $1 million of his own money to the cause.
  • [false] Reports question Trump's giving to veterans groups

    01/31/2016 5:24:05 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 123 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2016 January 29 | Adam Shaw
    Donald Trump announced Friday he raised $6 million for veterans at his fundraiser in Iowa the night before. Iowa was amazing last night. The event could not have worked out better. We raised $6,000,000 for our great vets. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) > But this would appear a significant increase from what he's given to the cause before, according to some reports which questioned whether the billionaire businessman has been a consistent donor to vet groups. Showbiz 411 reports that the Donald J. Trump Foundation gave a total of $2.6 million in charitable donations in the last three years,...
  • Donald Trump saved the Veterans Parade in NYC in 1995.

    01/31/2016 6:19:02 AM PST · by RummyChick · 27 replies
    Police estimated 500,000 people attended the largest military parade ever held in New York. Organizers, who placed the turnout at closer to a million, said the parade would not have been a success if it hadn't been for real estate developer Donald Trump, who contributed $200,000 and raised another $300,000. 'Donald Trump saved the parade,' said parade director Tom Fox, himself a Vietnam veteran. 'We had asked for donations from 200 corporations, and none of them came through,' he said. 'This donation is the single most important thing I've ever done,' said a beaming Trump. 'This is more important than...
  • Trump gives $100K to group that trains dogs to help veterans

    01/30/2016 7:42:05 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 30, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday presented a check for $100,000 to an organization that trains dogs for veterans with PTSD and mobility issues. Trump gave the check to the Puppy Jake Foundation during a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa, with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. Three dogs and Puppy Jake representatives came onstage to receive the donation...
  • Sarah Palin applauds Donald Trump’s boycott of Fox News debate: “It IS morning in America!”

    01/29/2016 11:30:29 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | 1-29-2016 | SOPHIA TESFAYE
    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then the fight you, then the you WIN" the inspirational meme featuring Donald Trump raising his arm to display victory fingers read. Trump's biggest endorser Sarah Palin posted the image to her Facebook page Thursday night as the Republican presidential frontrunner dared to diss cable news giant Fox News and rejected his centerstage position at the last debate before the Iowa caucus. Palin applauded the move, thanking the Donald for turning his back on Fox and "for bringing victory to our Vets." "It IS morning in America!" Palin rejoiced. "Tonight's Trump success...
  • Flashback: Trump Saved NY Veterans Day Parade Marking 50th Anniversary of End of WWII

    01/30/2016 8:28:39 AM PST · by McGruff · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 30, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    A meme was started by Trump antagonists in certain conservative circles that Donald Trump does next to nothing money to help veterans. It turns out Trump has been generous with veterans over the past decades-all it takes is a little more research than those with an ax to grind seem willing to do. UPI reported in 1995 how Trump was credited with 'saving' the New York Veterans Day Parade. The parade that year was marking the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II. From the New York Times in 1995, another report that mentions how Trump came to...
  • Judge: Do not demote embattled St. Paul VA official

    01/29/2016 4:33:18 PM PST · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 01/29/2016 | Allison Sherry
    An Inspector General report last year found Grave abused her position of power by orchestrating a move from the East Coast to Minnesota and wrongly racked up $130,000 in taxpayer-paid moving expenses. The VA attempted in November to discipline Graves by cutting her pay and demoting her to an Arizona veterans’ facility. Graves appealed the decision with the Merit Systems Protection Board, a panel that protects federal merit systems and employees against abuses by agency management. This week, a judge found in a 41-page decision that the VA was inconsistent in doling out discipline to Graves and reversed her demotion....
  • Donald Trump Throws A Grand Old Party

    01/29/2016 4:58:55 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | January 29
    No one ever really doubted that Donald Trump could pull off a major counter-programing feat -- even when competing with a GOP debate that was expected to draw millions of viewers. He did it Thursday night, dazzling a crowd of hundreds of enthusiastic supporters by announcing that he had raised more than $6 million for veterans in one day -- $1 million of it from his own checkbook. "We love our vets," he said. "You know, my whole theme is make America great again and that's what we're going to do --- and we wouldn't have even been here if...
  • Trump Just Proved: It's Possible To Win A Debate You Didn't Attend

    01/29/2016 4:46:26 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 24 replies ^ | January 29
    The clear winner of the final Republican debate, just four days before the first votes are cast in Iowa, was the Macavity candidate. Just like the mystery cat, Donald Trump was nowhere near the scene of the crime at the Fox News debate. You could find him on rival news channels, but the damage was already done to poor Ted Cruz: the only candidate who could come close to beating him in Iowa. Cruz, standing exposed in the middle of the stage, was subject to a barrage of fire from the moderators and his rival candidates. And Trump didn't have...
  • Byron York: At Veterans' Event, Trump's Biggest Gamble

    01/29/2016 4:46:21 AM PST · by kristinn · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Friday, January 29, 2016 | Byron York
    The Donald Trump who appeared onstage at Drake University Thursday night -- just two miles from the Republican presidential debate he was boycotting -- was a different Donald Trump from the man who stars in rowdy rallies on the campaign trail. The Trump at Drake's Sheslow Auditorium said not a word about the polls that are his ongoing obsession. (Actually, that's not entirely true -- he mentioned the polls, but without the sheer numerical intensity he usually displays.) Trump also shared the stage with others -- not just with Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, who came to the event after...
  • Full Event: Donald Trump Special Event for Veterans in Des Moines, IA (1-28-15)

    01/29/2016 4:04:53 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 9 replies ^ | January 28
    Full replay of Donald Trump's Special Event for Wounded Warriors & Veterans at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. To donate, go to
  • Trump Announces 22 Veterans Group to Receive $6 Million Raised at Iowa Rally

    01/29/2016 7:08:44 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 133 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 29th, 2016 8:26 am | Kristinn Taylor
    Trump announced he was donating $1 million on top of $5 million in similar and somewhat smaller sized donations from friends and supporters of Trump, including online donations that brought the total to over $6 million. A website set up by Trump Thursday morning, to accept online donations stated $570,000 had been raised via the website as of Thursday night. The donations were being collected by the Donald J. Trump Foundation for disbursement to the veterans groups. Four of the groups are based in Iowa: The Mulberry Street Veterans Shelter, Projects for Patriots, Puppy Jake and Support Siouxland Soldiers....
  • Donald Trump Gave $1 million To The Event He's Hosting

    01/28/2016 7:34:11 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 37 replies ^ | January 28
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump began his Thursday-night charity event by touting all of the people --including himself -- who wrote big checks for it. Trump announced that he would suddenly host a fundraiser for veterans as an alternative to going to the Fox News primary debate. Trump boycotted the event after repeatedly complaining about Fox host Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators at the debate, as well as the network overall. "First, we have to talk about people that made a lot of money," Trump began. "They wouldn't have made a lot of money, they wouldn't even be here,...
  • Vanity: Trump's charity list

    01/28/2016 7:33:44 PM PST · by BlueNgold · 5 replies
    Cspan1 ^ | 28 January 2016 | BnG
    Mr. Trump mentioned at the end of the program that he had posted in the lobby a list of charities to which the money would go. I am very glad he said he was being careful about which organizations were chosen to ensure the funds go to benefit veterans. So the question, can anyone find a copy of the list to post? . . . I think it would be great information to get out publicly.
  • How to watch Donald Trump's veterans event

    01/28/2016 2:52:01 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/28/16 | Tom Kludt
    But Donald Trump upended Fox's plans by choosing to skip the latest Republican debate in favor of his own fundraiser for veterans in Des Moines, Iowa, creating unexpected competition for the cable news channel. "All networks will be present and have the opportunity to carry live," Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told CNNMoney. -snip- CBSN, the network's 24/7 streaming news network, will cover Trump's wounded warrior fundraiser, according to a CBS spokesman. -snip- At least one cable news channel is going wall-to-wall with Trump starting at 9 p.m. One America News, a conservative news channel that launched in 2013, plans to...
  • Trump's Iowa 'veterans' event will raise money for his own foundation

    01/28/2016 12:47:55 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/28/2016
    Trump's Iowa 'veterans' event will raise money for his own foundation as his campaign is coy about which organizations will benefit. Donald Trump's highly publicized veterans fundraiser on Thursday night will benefit his own charitable foundation, can reveal. Ultimately, Trump's press secretary Hope Hicks said Thursday afternoon, 'the money will go to a number of Veterans charities and organizations.' The campaign has been coy about which organizations will eventually see a cash infusion. Trump tweeted on Thursday: 'It is my great honor to support our Veterans with you! You can join me now. Thank you! #Trump4Vets' The link...
  • 1985: Donald Trump Donates $1 Million to NYC Vietnam Vets--

    01/28/2016 9:05:09 AM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies
    Sheborg Blog ^ | November 28, 2015 | Sheborg
    Vietnam vets memorial at NYC brings tears, embraces, outrage By RANDALL HACKLEY Associated Press Writer NEW YORK 1AP r -- 1885 Thousands of Vietnam veterans who returned home to indifference or worse gathered in wheelchairs, military fatigues and business suits to help dedicate the ci-ty's memonal to these who fought in Southeast Asia Today. an estimated 20.000 veterans will get the homecoming they never received a decade ago when the last Americans left Vietnam A tickettape parade is planned across the Brooklyn Bndge into the -Canyon of Heroes" in Wall Street About A 000 Vietnam veterans came together Monday night...
  • BREAKING: TWO GOP CANDIDATES Call Trump – Want to Attend Veterans Event

    01/28/2016 6:57:59 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 521 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jim Hoft
    The rumors are swirling... Two Republican candidates reportedly called Donald Trump and said they wanted to attend his veterans fundraiser tonight at Drake University.
  • LIVE THREAD Donald Trump VETERANS Rally in Des Moines, Iowa Airing Jan 28 9:00pm EST on C-SPAN

    I’m not really sure what will happen tonight. I truly hope that Donald Trump will keep his word and follow through on his decision to not attend the debate and hold a separate forum in Des Moines, but who knows. For now, C-Span says they will cover it. Sometimes it’s best to walk away from a bad deal and not look back. It’s another opportunity for Trump to “teach us.” I guess we’ll see. Hopefully we won’t get whipsawed all day long and that the Des Moines rally is on and FR people here will participate. It seems pretty clear...
  • Veterans' Groups Line up to Reject Money from Trump (if He is Even Raising Any)

    01/27/2016 11:56:38 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 169 replies
    Red State ^ | January 27, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    Trump's standard line when he is about to storm out of a media event because he doesn't like how it covers him is that he is going to go host an event to raise money for veterans. Thus it was no surprise when he announced that he would be skipping the FoxNews event to hold a separate event to raise money for.... well, "veterans," generally. Of course, Trump did not name a specific charity so that his feet might be held to the fire on this, just "veterans," generally. Well, there are two small problems. The main veterans group that...
  • Veterans group to Trump: Keep your donations

    01/27/2016 3:15:40 PM PST · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America founder Paul Rieckhoff tweeted Wednesday that he would decline any contributions that came from the event, which Trump has proposed in place of his attending Fox News' debate this week. "If offered, @IAVA will decline donations from Trump's event. We need strong policies from candidates, not to be used for political stunts," he said.
  • CNN to host Donald Trump's counter to Thursday's GOP debate

    01/27/2016 10:52:31 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 671 replies
    Twitter ^ | 01/27/2016 | Ann Coulter
    CNN says they'll be running Trump's counter-programming event for Wounded Warriors. Now we'll have to watch that.

    01/27/2016 3:21:29 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2016-01-27 | Fox News
  • Veterans group to Trump: Keep your donations

    01/27/2016 12:55:29 PM PST · by GregKremer · 161 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Jan 27, 2016
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - At least one veteran's group doesn't want any donations from Donald Trump's fundraiser for veterans. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America founder Paul Rieckhoff tweeted Wednesday that he would decline any contributions that came from the event, which Trump has proposed in place of his attending Fox News' debate this week.
  • Wounded Warrior Project reportedly accused of wasting donor money

    01/27/2016 9:17:05 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CBS via FoxNews ^ | January 26, 2016 | staff
    The charity for wounded veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project, is facing accusations of using donor money toward excessive spending on conferences and parties instead of on recovery programs, according to a CBS News report.
  • Trump will 'definitely not' participate in Fox debate, campaign says

    01/26/2016 5:26:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 278 replies
    WP ^ | January 26, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe and Philip Rucker
    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he will not attend a debate scheduled for Thursday night in Des Moines, an unexpected twist just days before voters here launch the election process. "I probably won't be doing the debate. I'm going to have something else in Iowa," he said during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. After the press conference, Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski confirmed to The Washington Post that Trump would "definitely not" participate in Thursday's Fox News debate. "He's definitely not participating in the Fox News debate," Lewandowski said. "His word is his bond." He...
  • Oops: Trump campaign ad highlights veterans ... of Russia?

    01/23/2016 3:24:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    This seems to be the kind of mistake that has plagued the Trump campaign of late as it becomes more aggressive in the waning days before primary voters start making their decisions. An earlier ad on border security showed refugees trying to swarm across the border — in Morocco. The Trump campaign explained that away as saying that without Donald Trump as president, the Rio Grande would soon look the same.This gaffe is a little more difficult to explain away. In the original version of Trump’s Facebook video, pay close attention to the medals on the veterans that Trump...
  • Freeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 23 Jan 2016

    01/22/2016 5:57:35 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 245 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | Canteen DJ's
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  • Families confirm identities of several Marines in Hawaii helicopter crash

    01/17/2016 7:05:42 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 14 replies
    USMC LIFE ^ | January 16, 2016 | USMC Life
    Families confirmed identities of some of the missing Marines involved in a helicopter collision over Hawaii on Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for 12 Marines who were reportedly on board two CH-53 helicopters when the aircrafts collided at 3 a.m. Thursday. The families of seven Marines released statements providing identities of the supposed helicopter passengers. One was Captain Kevin Roche, whose family released a statement hoping for his return and offering thanks for the report they received following the news. "Captain Kevin Roche is a passionate Marine who loves his family and his country - and we love...
  • FReeper Canteen- Tunes for Our Troops - 16 Jan 2016

    01/15/2016 5:41:59 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 323 replies
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  • Semi driver cited after rolling over graves at Abraham Lincoln VETERANS cemetery

    01/07/2016 1:59:46 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    HEARALD NEWS -Joliet ^ | Jan. 6, 2016
    Semi driver cited after rolling over graves at Abraham Lincoln VETERANS cemetery Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 ELWOOD - Elwood police have cited a truck driver after he allegedly entered the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and ran an 18-wheel semitrailer over the graves of three veterans. Disobeying the "No Truck" signs posted at the entrance to the cemetery off Route 53, the driver told police he was traveling Monday afternoon to a warehouse located at the nearby intermodal facility operated by CenterPoint Properties, according to a news release from Elwood initiative Safe Roads Illinois. Identified by Elwood Police Chief Fred...
  • WASPs not being allowed burial at Arlington

    01/03/2016 1:57:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Hot ^ | January 3, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Another one of those “clean out the basket” stories from while I was away comes to us from the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery. There was a quiet change made to the guidelines for interment there roughly one year ago which impacts a small but rightfully vocal group of citizens and their families. It involves the few remaining members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (or WASPs) from World War II. It seems that the Army is no longer accepting the remains of the female pilots for burial alongside the Honored Dead who rest there. (Fox News) The ashes...
  • “Resilience” is a Book for Everyone

    12/30/2015 9:00:22 PM PST · by newstlnewss · 7 replies
    Olivette Patch ^ | December 15, 2015 | B.W. Durham
    Review by B.W. Durham “Resilience,” the new book by former Navy Seal and Rhodes Scholar Eric Greitens, is an inspiring guidebook for anyone who has confronted personal loss, harsh challenges in their own life, the death of a loved one or emotional pain. That is to say… “Resilience” is a book for everyone. The sub-title of Greitens’ book is “Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life.” Indeed, “Resilience” offers earned wisdom and insights that can help people forge ahead in times of struggle, and become stronger. But this is not a “how-to” book. It acknowledges serious traumas that can change...
  • Wounded Warriors Execs Make Out Like Bandits, Actual Wounded Warriors? Not So Much…

    12/30/2015 12:51:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 55 replies ^ | Nov. 30, 2015 | Culture Vigilante
    Everyone wants to support American vets and when you hear about the great work Wounded Warriors Project does for our own American vets, well, ... you just can't fight the urge to dig deep and give to support the cause. But who/what are you really supporting? Not so much the vets.... DC Clothesline: In the first version of this article, I used the 2012-2013 Wounded Warrior Project 990 Tax Forms. This updated version is using the 2013-2014 Wounded Warrior Project 990 Tax Forms. (Thank you, David Isakson, for all of your assistance) I had made some errors in my...
  • US Attorney declines prosecution of former VA execs

    12/29/2015 9:07:07 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 29, 2015 | AP
    Federal prosecutors have decided not to press criminal charges against two former executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs who were accused of manipulating the agency's hiring system for their own gain. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia said Thursday it has declined a referral from the VA inspector general for criminal prosecution of Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves. The inspector general said in a report this fall that Rubens and Graves forced lower-ranking regional managers to accept job transfers against their will. Rubens and Graves then stepped into the vacant positions themselves, keeping their pay while...
  • Veterans can expect more bad health care from Obama’s VA

    12/29/2015 6:32:48 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Don't be fooled by last week's headlines about more money and greater accountability at the Veterans Affairs Department. It's the usual malarkey coming out of Washington. The prognosis for veterans who need health care remains poor, with vets likely to get the run-around and face delays again in 2016. On Friday, Congress passed an omnibus spending bill for the coming year that allocates a whopping $163 billion to the Veterans Administration - even more than the department requested. But as long as the VA is riddled with corruption and saddled with job-protection rules that favor employees instead of vets, that's...
  • Trump’s New Year’s resolution: ‘Help the veterans’

    12/29/2015 5:03:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies ^ | December 27, 2015 | Olaf Ekberg
    During an appearance on "Fox & Friends" Sunday morning, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was asked what his New Year's resolution is for 2016. "The big picture is to make America great again," Trump said, "but we have to help the veterans. Veterans are being treated horribly." Watch Video here...
  • Donald Trump’s Surprise Personal Promise to Wounded Veteran in Audience Gets Major Applause: ‘Un

    12/26/2015 5:43:23 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 76 replies ^ | October 28, 2015
    In Sioux City, Iowa, billionaire businessman and Republican front-runner Donald Trump called on a wound veteran named Todd. After serving 21 years in the Army, Todd spoke about his frustration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Todd's wife says he has been unable to receive an appointment in order to get the care he needs. Here's how Trump responded via TheBlaze: "You're going to write out your card, and I am going to put pressure on the VA like you won't believe," Trump said to major applause from the crowd. "As president, I can guarantee it. As Trump I can...
  • Pregame attitude adjustment

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