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  • Those that don't respect the flag, from the Greatest Generation

    09/20/2017 6:49:25 PM PDT · by dila813 · 6 replies
    After Sunday Mass Potluck in Ohio Day before Memorial Day | 1982-1984 | Unknown
    Since my memory isn't the best, label this historical fiction but this is my best recollection. I am sure I am missing a lot of colorful language and emotion. The man was teared up and by the end everyone was teared up. Vet: What I would say to anyone who doesn't respect our flag. Let me tell you my experience son. When I cover my heart, I think of my friend Lojo. That was what everyone called him. We were best friends and bunkmates. We played cards every night because there was nothing else to do. He and I worked...
  • Army, Air Force Exchange Stores to Allow Honorably Discharged Veterans to Shop Tax-Free

    07/23/2017 7:53:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/22/2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Honorably discharged veterans from all branches of service will soon have extra cash in their pockets. Veterans who receive an honorable discharge will be able to shop tax-free at Army and Air Force Exchange stores online, where they will be able to get the same discounts as active duty military personnel, the Associated Press (AP) reports. “It’s a modest benefit, but it can save you thousands of dollars a year,” said Exchange CEO Tom Shull, an alumnus of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, who embarked on a career in retail after serving for a decade in the U.S....
  • Weekly Update: THE Smoking Gun (Clinton emails)

    06/10/2017 11:06:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 9, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    New Hillary Clinton Email Confirms She Used Blackberry Against Security Advice Why Did Trump Administration Suspend Sanctuary City Reports? Veterans Affairs Sued For Info on Homeless Vets Plan New Hillary Clinton Email Confirms She Used Blackberry Against Security Advice What did the Russians know, and when did they know it? A question for today and President Trump? Actually we should be asking this about the years when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. The illicit system she cobbled together to send and receive emails was essentially transparent to the Russians and, for that matter, anyone else with a smidgen...
  • LEFTIST MEDIA OUTLET ATTACKS MARINES ON MEMORIAL DAY OVER ‘TOXIC MASCULINITY’

    05/29/2017 12:55:55 PM PDT · by blam · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-29-2017 | Charlie Nash
    Left-wing news outlet Vox attacked Marines on Memorial Day, claiming in an article that the Marine Corps has a “toxic masculinity problem.” The article, which was simply titled “The Marine Corps has a ‘toxic masculinity’ problem,” continued to claim that the Marine Corps often “marginalizes or mistreats female troops.” Citing the Marines United nude photo sharing scandal, Vox staff writer and defense correspondent Alex Ward attempted to link the Marines with systemic sexism and listed ways how the Corps could get rid of their “toxic masculinity.” “And to be fair, it’s not just the Marines. Sexual assault has increased in...
  • Veterans Affairs has 346 workers who do only union work

    04/28/2017 5:06:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Apr 27, 2017 | Sean Higgins
    Texas Rep. Jody Arrington has introduced legislation to require VA to track the use of official time. An estimated 346 employees in the Department of Veterans Affairs do no actual work for taxpayers. Instead, they spend all of their time doing work on behalf of their union while drawing a federal salary, a practice known as "official time." ... The lack of accountability at the VA when it comes to monitoring official time suggests it might be worse ... Pointing to the waiting list scandals at the department, Arrington said the official time situation is reflective of the "broken culture...
  • Vets say they were duped into helping Saudi Arabia dodge payouts to 9/11 victims

    03/06/2017 8:32:56 AM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 5, 2017 | Paul Sperry
    Agents of the Saudi Arabian government are using US veterans as pawns in a scheme to gut a new law clearing a path for 9/11 families to sue the kingdom for its alleged role in the attacks, several vets complained in interviews with The Post. “I joined the Marine Corps as a direct result of 9/11, so to be wined and dined by the very people I joined to fight against, that was sickening,” said Timothy Cord, who served as a Marine sergeant in Iraq. Vets say the Saudi scam involves soliciting them to go on all-expenses-paid trips to Washington...
  • Couple share horrific photo of an elderly patient collapsed on the floor at...

    02/28/2017 9:02:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | Feb 28, 2017 | Associated Press and Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Couple share horrific photo of an elderly patient collapsed on the floor at a VA hospital waiting room in North Carolina Disturbing photos taken inside a Veterans Administration hospital have emerged on social media showing an elderly patient laying on the floor and another apparently doubled over with pain in a wheelchair. The unsettling images were taken by former US Marine Stephen McMenamin and his wife, Hanna, and posted on Facebook. The shocking images sparked fury online and triggered an internal investigation at the hospital in Durham, North Carolina. The head of the medical center says an employee...
  • Mega Trump rally for Britain’s war veterans - Trumpmania heading to a football stadium near you?

    02/12/2017 4:48:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Westmonster ^ | by Westmonster
    Plans are apparently underway for President Trump to headline a huge rally in the UK when he visits the country, with proceeds from the event going to a charity for British veterans who have served in the Armed Forces.
  • Photos: 44,000 volunteers brave icy weather to lay wreaths for veterans

    12/17/2016 2:25:20 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 26 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | December 17, 2016 4:48 pm | Kathy Stewart | @KStewartWTOP
    ARLINGTON, Va. — More than 44,000 volunteers turned out even in the icy, cold and rainy weather to carefully lay 245,000 remembrance wreaths at t Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, as part of “Wreaths Across America.” It was the 25th year that wreaths have been placed at Arlington National Cemetery. The theme for this year’s event was #SayTheirNames. The wreaths are placed at grave sites nationwide to honor and remember fallen veterans and their service. After placing a wreath, volunteers are encouraged to take time to read the headstone, to honor the memory of that fallen hero and to say...
  • VA Employees Include Child Molesters, Rapists and Kidnappers

    12/16/2016 3:17:57 PM PST · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | December 15, 2016 | Luke Rosiak
    When elderly World War II veterans go to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to receive urgent care, they may be greeted by child molesters, ex-convicts, men with face tattoos and gun-wielding rapists. Eleven sex offenders list the John D. Dingell VA Hospital in Detroit as their work address. Within the VA’s regional office for Ohio, Indiana and Michigan, 30 sex predators work at nine facilities, according to the records. . . . Three men listing the Detroit hospital as their work address are currently in violation of their sex offender registry requirements and are being sought by authorities.
  • Let me make myself freaking clear: this is PERSONAL

    12/12/2016 6:29:00 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 12-12-16 | Allen West
    President Obama is on his way out, and he’s directed an investigation into Russian influence in our November 2016 election. Needless to say, Obama didn’t feel it necessary to investigate the Clinton Foundation and the uranium sales to the Russians which benefitted the Kremlin. The bottom line is that the Hillary Clinton loss in November had nothing to do with the Russians, other than her stupid reset button. The Clinton loss had everything to do with a failed Obama administration and a pathetic presidential candidate who had no message — and actually said she’d continue the failing policies of Obama....
  • VA Employees Left Vet’s Dead Body In A Shower For Nine Hours, Then Tried To Cover It Up

    12/11/2016 1:30:21 PM PST · by kevcol · 44 replies
    Tamps Bay Times via Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Employees at the Bay Pines VA medical center dropped off a veteran’s dead body in a shower and let it sit there for nine hours, before trying to cover up that they had done anything wrong. According to a 24-page April investigation by the hospital in Florida, staff broke VA regulations by “failing to provide appropriate post mortem care” back in February when the incident took place, Tampa Bay Times reports.
  • Veterans Affairs chief: 'No VA medical facility is bad'

    12/09/2016 6:42:05 PM PST · by kevcol · 41 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 9, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald argued no VA hospital is "bad" in a letter to USA Today on Friday, just one day after the publication exposed an internal rating system that showed several clinics in Texas and Tennessee had received low marks. "To be clear, no VA medical facility is bad or failing," wrote McDonald and Sloan Gibson, his deputy, in a letter that was obtained by the Washington Examiner.
  • Battle of Athens TN, August 1-2 1946 (Voter fraud and The Second Amendment)

    10/26/2016 9:42:02 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 49 replies
    Constitutional Societ ^ | 2015 | Constitutional Society
    The Battle of Athens TN, August 1-2, 1946 On 1-2 August 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest, open elections. For years they had asked for state or Federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud -- forged ballots, secret ballot counts, and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies -- by the local political boss. They got no help. These Americans' absolute refusal to knuckle-under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government....
  • Snotty Cheerleaders Get A HUGE Dose Of Karma After Being RUDE To Elderly WWII Vet

    10/18/2016 4:24:56 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 86 replies
    Fury News ^ | October 16, 2016 | DI Staff
    It's always wonderful when karma comes calling at the right time, and for one school principal along with his band of bratty cheerleaders, that day came just at the right time. They thought no one would find out about the sick thing they did to World War II veterans, but once the word got out, the backlash was so enormous, it went on to make national news. On September 30, 12 cheerleaders from Cornell High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, decided to take a knee during the national anthem. While we’ve gotten used to these disgusting displays of disrespect across...
  • Veteran Kills Himself in Parking Lot of V.A. Hospital on Long Island

    08/24/2016 7:27:18 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 71 replies
    Slimes ^ | 8/24/2016 | Kristina Rebelo
    A 76-year-old veteran committed suicide on Sunday in the parking lot of the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Long Island, where he had been a patient, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. Peter A. Kaisen, of Islip, was pronounced dead after he shot himself outside Building 92, the nursing home at the medical center. The hospital is part of the Veterans Affairs medical system, the nation’s largest integrated health care organization, which has been under scrutiny since 2014, when the department confirmed that numerous patients had died awaiting treatment at a V.A. hospital in Phoenix. Officials there had...
  • Bipartisan coalition of veterans Gold Star family members tells Trump his comments were unacceptable

    08/01/2016 3:55:21 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 168 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 1, 2016 | Sean Sullivan
    A bipartisan coalition of 40 combat veterans, family members of military personnel killed in the line of duty and a veteran serving in Congress sent a letter to Donald Trump on Monday calling his criticism of the Muslim American parents of an Army soldier who was killed in Iraq "unacceptable" and an affront to each of them. The letter, which was shared with The Washington Post and says it is not a partisan attack, was sent to Trump Monday via United States Postal Servicee, FedEx and Uber's courier service. It calls for Trump to apologize. Organizers said they plan to...
  • VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REFORMS THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

    07/30/2016 8:08:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    The Goals Of Donald J. Trump’s Veterans Plan The current state of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is absolutely unacceptable. Over 300,000 veterans died waiting for care. Corruption and incompetence were excused. Politicians in Washington have done too little too slowly to fix it. This situation can never happen again, and when Donald J. Trump is president, it will be fixed – fast. The guiding principle of the Trump plan is ensuring veterans have convenient access to the best quality care. To further this principle, the Trump plan will decrease wait times, improve healthcare outcomes, and facilitate a seamless...
  • CAUGHT ON VIDEO=> #NeverTrump Commies Push Elderly Veteran Off Ledge at RNC

    07/23/2016 12:41:08 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 62 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 07/23/2016 | Jim Hoft
    This was DISGUSTING!The RevCom Communists held several rallies at the RNC in Cleveland this past week. During one demonstration this #NeverTrump group pushed an elderly US veteran off a ledge. They wouldn’t let the man move on the on their platform and then pushed him off the ledge. AWFUL! Via Rebel Pundit [VIDEO].
  • Republicans, Vets Hold Rally in San Jose After Violent Donald Trump Protests

    06/07/2016 5:42:35 PM PDT · by SteveH · 15 replies
    nbc bay area / nucuni ^ | 6/6/2016 | lisa fernandez
    The vice chair of California's Republican party supported a rally on Monday at San Jose City Hall to demand answers to the violence that erupted at the Donald Trump rally last week. Harmeet Dhillon, who is a Trump backer and an attorney in San Jose, said she is in favor of a group called Silicon Valley Vet, who is asking San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo how the Thursday rally got so out of hand. Trump's critics were seen as the main antagonists of the raucous behavior, which included egging, bruising and punches.