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  • VA Officials Tell Lawmakers They Won’t Comply With Proposed Laws to Preserve Veterans Gun Rights

    07/12/2024 9:00:44 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials testified during a Wednesday House hearing that the department would not comply with proposed legislation barring it from sending certain information about U.S. military veterans to the federal government’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The VA reasons that reliance on a fiduciary indicates a beneficiary is mentally incompetent. Federal law states firearms dealers receive a “deny message” if a NICS check for a potential buyer determines the buyer has been adjudicated as a mental defective. … Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) challenged the VA witnesses later on in the hearing to explain their...
  • Whoopi Goldberg Absent From ‘The View’ After Testing Positive For Covid Again

    07/11/2024 1:20:00 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 37 replies
    Deadline ^ | 7/11/24 | Greg Evans
    The View moderator Whoopi Goldberg missed today’s episode of the ABC daytime talk show after testing positive for Covid, cohost Joy Behar announced at the top of the live broadcast. “You might have noticed Whoopi is not here,” said Behar, “because Whoopi has tested positive for Covid. You know, it’s going around still. So you have to be careful!” (Goldberg appeared later in today’s episode during a pre-taped interview with The Boys‘ Antony Starr). Goldberg’s latest bout with Covid appears to be her fourth. In September 2023, she addressed her third run-in with the coronavirus by sending a video message...
  • New Report: The FBI Organized Neo-Nazi Rallies To Lure, Identify Citizens

    07/02/2024 5:56:49 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    The Manhattan ^ | 29 Jun, 2024 | staff
    Media outlet Headline USA has produced a report that indicates FBI involvement in neo-Nazi marches and rallies across the country for the past twenty years. Additional bureau involvement stretches back to the 1970s. Much of the more recent activity took place under the watch of former FBI Director Robert Mueller. The allegations are not only serious, but potentially history-altering, as one of the events with alleged FBI involvement, the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, VA, was Joe Biden's claimed impetus to run for president in the 2020 election. Based on the testimony of operatives David Gletty and Bill...
  • Watchdog: VA 'erroneously' paid out big bonuses to feds, under scrutiny

    05/14/2024 6:50:25 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 13, 2024 | Casey Harper
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has paid out hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in bonuses to executives, according to a federal watchdog report. The VA Inspector General released a report detailing that the VA "erroneously" paid out about $11 million in bonuses to executives that were later found to be ineligible for those bonuses. The bonuses totaled as much as $100,000 for just one federal employee. “During oversight visits across the country, we have consistently heard from VA police officers, medical supply technicians, housekeepers, and other VA staff about the need for VA to better retain quality employees,” House...
  • DEI Hits the VA: Biden's Veterans Affairs Department Offers Race-Based Training Programs That Exclude White Vets

    05/13/2024 4:44:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 13, 2024 | Peter Hasson
    'Equity' means realizing 'treating everybody the same might not be enough,' VA official Shawn Liu says .. Joe Biden's Department of Veterans Affairs is offering race-based training programs and workshops that exclude white veterans—programs that one legal expert says are "of dubious constitutionality and legality." The programs are taking place in at least four states, a Washington Free Beacon review of online offerings found. In Battle Creek, Mich., for example, the VA offers a "BIPOC Support Group," an "8-week curriculum designed to provide support for Veterans that identify as people of color/BIPOC, or as multiracial or biracial," according to a...
  • The Supreme Court just quietly handed a huge win to veterans

    05/08/2024 12:13:51 AM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/07/24 8:00 AM ET | BY TOMMY MARQUEZ, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    The Supreme Court recently decided on a case you might not have heard about. Its underreported landmark ruling about the GI Bill could have a massive positive effect on America’s veterans, our communities and our nation for years to come. Earlier this month, the highest court in the land issued a 7-2 ruling that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) improperly calculated GI Bill benefits for retired Army Captain James Rudisill, who now works in federal law enforcement. Like so many others before him, Rudisill had separated from the military and wanted to use the educational benefits that we all...
  • Full Court Press: Recent Operation Nets Multiple Child Predators

    04/03/2024 9:36:45 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    Fairfax County [VA] Police Department News ^ | 3 April 2024 | FCPD Public Affairs Bureau
    Fairfax County, VA – FCPD just wrapped up a four-day full court press on online predators by our Major Crimes Bureau Child Exploitation Unit (CEXU), has resulted in the arrest of five travelers seeking criminal encounters with minors. Fairfax County Police Department’s CEXU sought to uncover offenders who use internet platforms to initiate sexually related conversations with individuals they believed to be juveniles online. The offenders came to Fairfax County with the intention of committing a sex act with the minor, only to discover Child Exploitation Unit (CEXU) detectives and Street Crimes detectives waiting for them. The five men ranged...
  • VA Axes Secret Plan To Hide Iconic V-J Day Photo Over Lack Of ‘Inclusivity’

    03/05/2024 7:12:10 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 81 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/5/23 | Shawn Fleetwood
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) abandoned plans Tuesday to remove an iconic World War II-era photo from its facilities due to an alleged lack of “inclusivity.” The move came following backlash that emerged immediately after the decision was leaked earlier that day. In a memo issued last Thursday, VA undersecretary RimaAnn Nelson requested agency officials remove the “V-J Day in Times Square” photo from all Veterans Health Administration facilities, in compliance with the VA’s goal of “maintaining a safe, respectful, and trauma-informed environment.” Taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt in 1945, the iconic photograph depicts a Navy sailor kissing a female...
  • MURDOCK: Biden Turns Vets into P.O.W.s Under Kafkaesque VA System...'Every time we think this administration has reached a grotesque low, they dig deeper...'

    02/18/2024 9:26:27 PM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    Headline USA ^ | February 18, 2024 | Staff
    (Deroy Murdock, Headline USA) Democrats constantly crow about their faith in “the right to choose.” But this applies to little beyond abortion. Any woman who chooses to buy a gun or send her child to a charter school should expect “pro-choice” Democrats to stand in her way. Democrats crave control and uniformity, even when it comes to medical care for America’s veterans. Democrats want vets in the Department of Veterans Affairs, not getting cured in the private sector. Obama–Biden’s VA waitlist scandal found veterans dying before they could see their doctors. Donald J. Trump promised to fix this lethal mess....
  • REVEALED: Biden admin diverts Veterans Affairs resources to illegal immigrants

    02/14/2024 5:34:45 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Post Millennial ^ | Feb 13, 2024 | Thomas Stevenson
    It has been revealed that the Biden administration has been diverting resources from the Veterans Affairs (VA) organization to help illegal immigrants around the country. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) spoke about the matter with Fox Digital in an interview reported on Tuesday morning. The Alabama senator recently introduced a bill titled the "No VA Resources for Illegal Aliens Act" in order to prevent it from happening again. uberville told the outlet, "They've opened up care from the doctors in these [VA] community care systems. The lines now in the VA's are getting longer. Our funds that are supposed to go...
  • Veterans Affairs supervisor is ordered to remove 'not today Satan' display from her desk after civil rights complaint that described it as a 'grotesque Christian supremacist sign'

    01/24/2024 4:02:24 PM PST · by algore · 21 replies
    A Veterans Affairs supervisor at an undisclosed facility has reportedly removed a 'not today, Satan, not today' sign from her desk after a colleague filed a complaint with a nonprofit civil rights organization. An unnamed Air Force veteran who 'subscribes to many non-theist teachings (including Satanist)' claimed that the anti-Satan sign was prominently placed on the supervisor's desk. The honorably discharged vet described the display as a 'grotesque Christian supremacist sign,' in an email to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation - the organization that took up the cause. The MRFF and attorney Michael Weinstein, who specializes in religious freedom cases,...
  • Court doc reveals ‘astounding amount of money' made thru Boston-area brothel( VIDEO)

    11/25/2023 8:47:44 AM PST · by bitt · 13 replies ^ | 11/22/2023 | ASHER KLEIN
    Investigators said they found money orders in a Louis Vuitton shoebox, condoms and lubricants in bulk, an ill-gotten Corvette and "appointment books" at the Massachusetts apartments of two people believed to have run a high-end brothel in the Boston and D.C. areas The sophisticated brothel network allegedly operating in the Boston and Washington, D.C., areas until it was busted this month likely generated upwards of $1 million in just a few years for the woman accused of running it and a co-defendant, according to a new federal court filing. Federal prosecutors shared that and other details about the alleged prostitution...
  • Republican Challenger Declares Victory Over Soros-Backed Prosecutor

    11/08/2023 11:53:54 AM PST · by CFW · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/8/23 | HAROLD HUTCHISON
    Republican candidate Bob Anderson claimed victory Wednesday morning in the race for Loudoun County Commonwealth’s attorney while leading incumbent Buba Biberaj by 0.76%, according to vote tallies. Anderson claimed victory in a post on X while leading by 1,021 votes, according to the Virginia Department of Elections, Fox 5 DC. Biberaj ran on an agenda of reducing incarceration in 2019, and received significant financial support from a super PAC funded by George Soros. Biberaj gained notoriety after she personally prosecuted Scott Smith, who was arrested during a raucous June 22, 2021 school board meeting in Loudoun County, for disorderly conduct....
  • Man Blames Wife for Packing a Revolver into his Carry-on Bag

    10/01/2023 5:43:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | September 28, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers found a .22 caliber revolver in a man’s carry-on bag at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The revolver appears to be a North American Arms Black Widow .22 Magnum with Boot Clip grips. These are some of the smallest repeating pistols made. They carry five shots of .22 magnum cartridges, as can be seen in the TSA photograph of the pistol, which was discovered on September 21, 2023. From A King George, Va., man was cited by police after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers with a loaded handgun at one...
  • The VA should begin gender-affirming surgery for trans veterans

    09/23/2023 8:16:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/23/2023 | ANTHONY WOODS
    Twelve years ago this week, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the discriminatory military policy that barred lesbian, gay and bisexual people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Forces, ended. Between 1994 and 2011, while Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was in effect, the military kicked me and an estimated 14,000 of my peers out — not for our merits, but simply because of who we were as people. While ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell enabled military service for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, transgender people were still de facto banned under a McCarthy-era executive order that tasked federal agencies with investigating...
  • My HealtheVet is temporarily unavailable--- A lot

    09/15/2023 6:10:21 PM PDT · by Pocketdoor · 20 replies
    Hello Brother Vets. I get the "The My HealtheVet is temporarily unavailable" quite often, when I try to log in . Should I setup one of those other accounts, or is the site just over loaded? What's your guys experiences with it? Some times it kicks me out when I switch from VA claims and Medical Records... and vis versa. Thanks for any input.
  • Biden surrenders America for the sixth time

    08/09/2023 10:50:13 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | 8-9-23 | Hung Cao
    I learned to swim at the U.S. Embassy swimming pool in Niamey, Niger, in 1976. Little did I know, that would lead to a career as a U.S. Navy diver. It wasn’t pool parties, picnics or watching movies at the Recreation Center, the only entertainment in a country that didn’t have television, that prompted my 25-year career as a special operations officer. It was the Marines from the Security Guard Detachment that stood watch at the embassy all day, every day. -excerpt- President Biden has abandoned his sixth U.S. embassy in less than three years. -excerpt- When there is a...
  • Has Anyone Done Biz with "Veterans United"?

    07/13/2023 7:06:39 PM PDT · by Chuckster · 10 replies
    Personal | July 13, 2023 | Chuckster
    Shopping for a house here in Southeast Alaska. I am a disabled veteran and have never used my VA home loan benefit. So I started the process with the VA, applying for a certificate of eligibility.I got my Certificate of Eligibility and was immediately contacted by Veterans United trying to take charge of the home buying process. They are not connected to or affiliated with the VA. They are a private lender and they are being very aggressive. Does anyone here have any experience with this outfit?
  • Youngkin scores clean sweep as endorsees claim Virginia primary wins

    06/21/2023 5:31:46 AM PDT · by CFW · 26 replies
    Just the News ^ | 6/21/23 | Ben Whedon
    Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin went 6-0 on Tuesday night as all of his endorsed state legislative candidates in contested primaries notched easy victories. Youngkin, in March, endorsed 19 Republicans in the commonwealth's legislative races, including six in contested primaries, according to the Associated Press. Among them were state Senate candidates Emily Brewer, Tara Durant, and Bill Woolf; as well as state House of Delegates candidates John Stirrup, Lee Peters and Buddy Fowler. Each one on Tuesday, scored decisive victories relatively early in the night. As of press time, the Associated Press had projected each candidate to win their race....
  • TOMORROW: Primaries in Virginia

    06/19/2023 6:03:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    Prepare to vote!