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  • Veterans Over Illegals

    04/08/2022 10:11:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 4/8/2022 0001 hrs edt | Josh Mandel
    The federal government is giving billions of dollars in subsidies to illegal immigrants while tens of thousands of American veterans remain homeless. In so many ways, Biden has his priorities backwards. Illegals should be deported and veterans should be prioritized. As long as even one American veteran is still living on the streets, we shouldn’t spend a penny on illegals. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), there were an estimated 19,750 sheltered homeless veterans. The number of unsheltered homeless veterans is estimated to be just under 40,000 on any given night. Those numbers should weigh...
  • Report: Biden Administration Considering Pulling Health Care from Veterans to Treat Illegal Aliens

    04/01/2022 12:58:15 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 58 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 03/31/2022 | Richard Moorhead
    Did you, or a family member, serve your country with the expectation of receiving the health care benefits you were promised?Sorry, illegal aliens apparently come first in President Joe Biden’s America.The Biden administration reportedly is considering diverting doctors from the Department of Veterans Affairs to treat the massive inflow of illegal aliens expected at the southern border this spring and summer.Hillary Vaughn of Fox Business reported on the insulting slight to American veterans on Thursday, citing a source with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.She quoted the source as saying, “We’re going to take medical services away from people that really...
  • Schwarzenegger donates 25 tiny homes to homeless vets in LA

    12/24/2021 8:24:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    The hill ^ | 12/24/2021 | Mychael Schnell
    Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) recently donated 25 tiny homes to homeless veterans in Los Angeles. Schwarzenegger donated $250,000 to the nonprofit Village for Vets, which went towards purchasing 25 tiny homes for retired service members who had previously been homeless, according to Fox 11 Los Angeles. ADVERTISING
  • The Solitary World of a Vet

    11/10/2021 10:05:30 PM PST · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 10, 2021 | Ray Starmann
    As Veterans’ Day arrives, it is important for those who have never served to take a moment to understand the solitary world of a vet. Millions of vets are and have been successful in all endeavors. They are doctors, lawyers, business people and a thousand other professions. Not all have PTSD; not all are the troubled, brooding, street corner homeless guy, although they exist and need help desperately. No matter how successful a vet might be materially, more often than not, vets are often alone, mentally and spiritually each day and for the rest of their lives. Vets’ stories are...
  • Biden’s VA Budget Request Will Limit Veteran Claim Options

    11/08/2021 5:48:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 8, 2021 | Manuel Rosales
    First, the good news. resident Joe Biden’s Veterans Administration (VA) budget request for Fiscal Year 2022 is $270 billion--a 10% increase over 2021 levels. Now, the bad news. Picking up where a failed Senate bill in 2019 left off, the budget’s language would amend Title 38 of the U.S. Code, a.k.a. Veterans’ Benefits, to limit veteran options on who may legally file disability and benefits claims on their behalf. It would hurt millions of veterans. Though well-intentioned, the last Congress introduced legislation which would criminalize providing such services without being accredited by the VA, thereby sharply reducing veteran claim options....
  • Vaccine Mandates Attacking Veterans and TSP Accounts???

    09/15/2021 5:24:57 PM PDT · by ducttape45 · 49 replies
    I was just on a chat board for JD Farag ministries. On it, I was notified by one brother: 1. that they are concerned that this could get so bad that Biden could threaten pensions and TSP monies for non-refusal. 2. Another brother mentioned that he'd heard that service connected disabled veterans (100%) will lose their benefits starting 1 November if they don’t get the jab. Has anyone seen anything about either of those items happening? Thanks for your help in researching these potentially disturbing items of concern.

    06/24/2021 8:37:13 PM PDT · by norsky · 22 replies
    . | June 24, 2021 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join together with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • S.I. Vets see ‘double standard’ as pot proponents march down Broadway but they can’t have Memorial Day parade

    05/10/2021 5:21:56 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 13 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | 5/7/2021 | Paul Lolitta
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Local veterans want to know why they can’t march down Forest Avenue to celebrate Memorial Day, but just last week supporters of legal marijuana got to parade down Broadway carrying a giant joint.James Haynes, CEO of United Staten Island Veterans’ Organization Inc. (USIVO), said they want to be able to “honor those veterans, current and past, who have served this great nation” in the annual parade that’s more than a century old.
  • NYC veterans fume over parade lockout after pot-smokers get permit to march

    05/09/2021 10:25:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 8, 2021 | 7:51pm | Mary Kay Linge and Dean BalsaminiMay 8, 2021 | 7:51pm | Updated
    Mayor de Blasio is refusing to allow a group of military veterans to march on Staten Island on Memorial Day — after welcoming public pot smokers to puff their way down Broadway in last week’s Cannabis Parade. “It’s a slap in the face,” Jamie Gonzalez, 57, a Marine infantryman who saw combat in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, told The Post. Gulf War vets like Gonzalez were set to be given special honors in Staten Island’s 102nd annual Memorial Day Parade this year to mark the 1991 conflict’s 30th anniversary — until the city pulled the plug. “For many of...
  • Biden Rejects Permit for Annual POW-MIA Motorcycle Ride

    05/04/2021 5:32:51 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3 May 2021 | KYLE MORRIS
    Under President Biden’s leadership, the Pentagon rejected a permit for the annual Rolling to Remember motorcycle ride held in Washington, DC, each Memorial Day to honor POW/MIA veterans. The event is organized by AMVETS, a veterans group, which submitted permit requests and petitions for the event to multiple federal agencies. According to Rep. Darrell Issa, “AMVETS received approval from the Department of Transportation, the Department of Interior, and multiple other state and local authorities.” Originally, the Pentagon granted a permit to AMVETS for the event in March, however it was later rescinded without explanation. “There are no options with as...
  • Ohio coffee shop owner asks Biden and transgender rights supporters not to buy his coffee

    03/22/2021 8:59:22 PM PDT · by RandFan · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/22/21 07:00 PM EDT | BY ARIS FOLLEY
    An Ohio coffee shop owner is drawing attention online after footage surfaced showing him asking supporters of President Biden and transgender rights not to buy his coffee, local media report. Adam Newbold, who owns C4 Coffee in Lisbon, could reportedly be seen making the remarks in footage uploaded online last week and reviewed by local NBC affiliate WCMH-TV. In the video, Newbold reportedly states: “If you voted for Joe Biden, don’t buy our coffee, it’s not for you. If you believe there was nothing wrong with this election … don’t buy our coffee. It’s not for you.” “If you feel...
  • WATCH: British retired Royal Marine suffering from Parkinson’s Disease had his world changed forever

    10/13/2020 4:12:08 AM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 12 | Daily Caller
    Watch the moment a British retired Royal Marine suffering from degenerative Parkinson’s Disease had his world changed forever Video..
  • Texas Reloaded - Greatest joint campaign ad in history

    09/25/2020 6:41:04 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | 09/25/20
    If you don't live in Texas, this ad will make you want to move here. Greatest joint campaign in history. The mission? Save Texas by recruiting the greatest c...
  • Operation Paperback – the Military Charity You’ve Never Heard of but Should

    08/18/2020 1:36:38 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 9 replies
    Hubpages ^ | January 8, 2018 | Tamara Wilhite
    What Is Operation Paperback? Operation Paperback is a charity that sends books and magazines to soldiers and their families. This is invaluable for people on the front lines who can’t stream the latest video, aren’t close to a library and are nowhere near a movie theater. For their families, it is a pleasant reminder that the world hasn’t forgotten them and gives them free entertainment. Operation Paperback lets volunteers send books to the VA hospitals, too.
  • 152nd Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade held without a crowd [Ohio]

    05/25/2020 4:54:19 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 2 replies
    WSAZ TV ^ | May 25, 2020 | WSAZ News Staff
    IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) – Even the COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t but the brakes on the nation’s oldest continuously running Memorial Day parade. The 152nd Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade went on Monday morning in southeastern Ohio – without spectators. Typically, the event draws more than 30,000 people to the streets of Ironton. It’s recognized by Congress as the longest running Memorial Day parade in the United States. In the midst of the pandemic, organizers say their only way to carry on the tradition was by asking spectators to stay home and watch a livestream of the event. Organizers also shortened the...
  • More than 1,300 Veterans Given Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

    05/23/2020 9:10:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies via Yahoo News ^ | 05/23/2020 | Patricia Kime
    Roughly 1,300 patients at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities have received hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 since late March, according to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. In a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, this week, Wilkie said that, between Feb. 1 and April 23, the VA purchased more than 6.3 million tablets of the antimalarial drug, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in late March on an emergency use basis to treat the novel coronavirus. Hydroxychloroquine is normally used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, and the VA dispenses roughly 1 million pills of it...
  • Appalling moment woman drives her minivan over dozens of veterans' gravestones while trying to avoid traffic jam in Houston cemetery

    05/11/2020 12:56:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 11, 2020 | Megan Sheets
    Appalling video shows the moment a woman drove her minivan over the gravestones of military veterans as she tried to avoid a traffic jam inside Houston National Cemetery. The woman was one of dozens of people who flocked to the cemetery on Sunday to watch a flyover from the Lone Star Flight Museum commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day - the end of World War II in Europe. As people began to leave after the flyover concluded, the woman got impatient and sought to bypass other cars by driving over the grass. 'I was shocked, and never would have...
  • Gunman dead after shooting at Delaware veterans cemetery leaves elderly couple dead

    05/10/2020 9:27:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2020 | Robert Gearty
    A man wanted for shooting an elderly couple at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery was found dead after exchanging gunfire with police. The couple, from Elkton, Md., was shot Friday morning after going to the cemetery in Bear. The woman, 85, died at the scene, according to Delaware State Police. Her husband, 86, died Saturday at a hospital. Their names had not been released as of Sunday. Police said the suspect, Sheldon Francis, 29, of Middletown, Del., was spotted about an hour after the shooting running into a wooded area near the cemetery.
  • 13 veterans dead, all staff and residents being tested for COVID-19 at Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke

    04/02/2020 5:25:03 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 24 replies
    HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) -As of Tuesday afternoon, thirteen veterans at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke have died and all residents and staff are being tested for COVID-19. According to Brooke Karanovich from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the following was confirmed by the Soldiers Home Tuesday: According to Brooke Karanovich from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the following was confirmed by the Soldiers Home Tuesday: 13 veteran resident deaths (6 tested positive for COVID-19, 5 pending test results, 1 negative and 1 is unknown 10 veteran residents have tested positive for COVID-19 25 veteran...
  • President Trump meets World War II Iwo Jima veterans at the White house (great photos)

    03/04/2020 11:47:48 AM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Flickr ^ | 3/3/2020 | The White house
    "President Donald J. Trump meets World War II Iwo Jima veteran John J. Sheridan, 95, and his daughter Dianne Fairbaugh on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House." "President Donald J. Trump salutes World War II Iwo Jima veteran Ira Rigger, 97, and his wife Yong Rigger during their visit Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House."