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Fellow Soldiers Call Bowe Bergdahl A Deserter, Not A Hero - CNN.com

Fellow Soldiers Call Bowe Bergdahl A Deserter, Not A Hero - CNN.com

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 09:23:11 in Politics

“Thankfully I didn't, at the time knowingly, serve with these types, leaving their brothers behind no matter what they think might be!! The same are the ones, did serve with some of like political mentality shown in the years after, who Attack the VA and not their representatives nor the 99% served, No Sacrifice, who grossly under fund the VA for decades as they knowingly ignore many costly issues as veterans die from, as they seek to privatize for corporate profits off the peoples treasury and as still a government agency the ability for those reps to legislate extra fee's for those corporate entities!!!

USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**”

JIMLAMESA on Jun 2, 2014 at 13:42:14

“F & F Jim, at least until noon.

HM3, 2/9 3RD MARDIV, Vietnam, Purple Heart 1968, 100% Disabled Vet”

eljefefx on Jun 2, 2014 at 10:49:08

“Please think before you type, shipmate.”

June25 on Jun 2, 2014 at 10:43:03

“You mean the Rep.s that upped funding to the VA by over 75% while their caseload went up 12.8 percent sense 2008?”

littlepuffycloud on Jun 2, 2014 at 09:59:25

“Whatcha babbling about?”

ABron on Jun 2, 2014 at 09:47:57

“Can you say that in English, please? Can't understand anything you said.”
GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 06:35:48 in Politics

“Thank You President Obama!!

You Helped Those Sent Finish One Of The Missions, All Were Quickly Abandoned After 9/11 With Flag Waving Cheers As The Drums Toward Iraq Grew Louder With Each Lie, In Getting The Bush Family Friend, CIA asset under daddy like Saddam was, bin Laden!! With nothing, DeJa-Vu all over again, for the Veterans Of from Those flag wavin patriots!!

Now You Helped Complete A Mission That Developed From That, Welcome Home Sgt. Berghdahl !!

But the so called (R), now All (T)'s, refuse to rally behind the CiC and the Troops and give credit where credit is due, On All Issues, as they wipe the bushco from existence using the rovian revisionism history propaganda machine, parroted far and wide!!!!

USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**”
GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 06:35:17 in Politics

“Ahhhh, it took you this long to come up with 'if the white house, rubber stamping congresses, can do it so can we the public", my my, shoulda thought of that a long time ago and the many crimes of the bushco as the country ran from accountability while the world still waits!!!!
Brit Iraq War Inquiry To Be Released Soon!!!!
USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**”
U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage By Taliban Released In Exchange For 5 Guantanamo Detainees

U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage By Taliban Released In Exchange For 5 Guantanamo Detainees

Commented May 31, 2014 at 15:29:42 in Politics

“Thank You President Obama!!
You Helped Those Sent Finish One Of The Missions, All Were Quickly Abandoned After 9/11 With Flag Waving Cheers As The Drums Toward Iraq Grew Louder With Each Lie, In Getting The Bush Family Friend, CIA asset under daddy like Saddam was, bin Laden!!
Now You Helped Complete A Mission That Developed From That,
Welcome Home Sgt. Berghdahl !!
But the so called (R), now All (T)'s refuse to rally behind the CiC and give create where create is due, On All Issues, as they wipe the bushco from existance using the rovian revisionism history propaganda machine, parroted far and wide!!!!

USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**”
John McCain: Tom Coburn Is The 'Best Possible Replacement' For VA Secretary

John McCain: Tom Coburn Is The 'Best Possible Replacement' For VA Secretary

Commented May 31, 2014 at 14:39:07 in Politics

“Brother Mac, Just Finally Start Passing Legislation, and Demand your (R) brothers and sisters in Both House Do Same, that are Funded by those served and Address not only these recent wars but the connections Shinseki, and this Executive Branch Cabinet Helped Him With, had started addressing that have been decades and wars from Ignored/Denied by those served!!! Would help if Now you all war rubber stampers Demanded those served Sacrifice and Actually Show Support For The Very Few Who Serve Them!!!!
USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**”
Eric Shinseki, The Man Who Trusted Too Much

Eric Shinseki, The Man Who Trusted Too Much

Commented May 30, 2014 at 12:12:55 in Politics

“Travesty For Us Veterans': Gen Shinseki Resigns -
Conservatives got what they've long sought, and attempted to do prior, since he was nominated and confirmed as VA Secretary

Long Past Time, Decades and War Of, Those We've Served Stand Up and Take Blame For Lack of Sacrifice From:

Patriotism Posers!! Sen. Sanders to bring back veterans bill GOP previously blocked - Put Up or Shut Up!!!!!!!

PTSD, Agent Orange, Chemical Exposures, Gulf War Syndrome, Homelessness, National Cemetaries, to Name But Only a Few, Including Issues From These Two Present Long Occupations, Totally Ignored Now Being Addressed by This VA and the Executive Branch Cabinet Helping the Long Under Funded Peoples Responsibility, the VA

“Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013

USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**”
Eric Shinseki Removing Top Leaders At Scandal-Plagued Phoenix Veterans Hospital

Eric Shinseki Removing Top Leaders At Scandal-Plagued Phoenix Veterans Hospital

Commented May 30, 2014 at 10:22:36 in Politics

“Long Past Time, Decades and War Of, Those We've Served Stand Up and Take Blame For Lack of Sacrifice From:

Patriotism Posers!! Sen. Sanders to bring back veterans bill GOP previously blocked - Put Up or Shut Up!!!!!!!

PTSD, Agent Orange, Chemical Exposures, Gulf War Syndrome, Homelessness, National Cemetaries, to Name But Only a Few, Including Issues From These Two Present Long Occupations, Totally Ignored Now Being Addressed by This VA and the Executive Branch Cabinet Helping the Long Under Funded Peoples Responsibility, the VA

“Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013

It isn't a VA 'scandal', it's the Country served and through their Representatives 'SCANDAL', decades long and wars from as they ignore the issues so they need not pay for! Wars over no need to wave them patriotic, patriotism posers, flags! Nothing more to see or need to do here, move along!

USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**”

DrinkerOfTheRye on May 30, 2014 at 10:35:58

“Th VA budget is 3 times the size it was in 2000. 40% larger than in 2009.

2000 - $58.5B

2009 - $99.4B
2010 - $112.6B
2011 - $120.6B
2012 - $125.3B
2013 - $140.3B
2014 - $161.4B

The proposed budget for 2015 is $163.9B

http://www.va.gov/budget/products.asp

A 2013 released Government Accountability Office study says that the Veterans Affairs awarded bonuses to most of the doctors and dentists serving at its medical centers, despite lacking reasonable assurances that the added pay was linked to performance.

"In 2011, about 80 percent of the Veterans Health Administration's nearly
22,500 providers received about $150 million in performance pay. Every medical
provider who was eligible for performance pay at four medical centers the GAO
visited received bonuses, including five who had actions taken against them
related to their clinical performance", the GAO said.

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense spent at least $1.3 billion during the last four years trying unsuccessfully to develop a single electronic health-records system between the two departments.”
Calls For VA Chief Eric Shinseki's Resignation Grow Following Damning Report

Calls For VA Chief Eric Shinseki's Resignation Grow Following Damning Report

Commented May 29, 2014 at 06:51:33 in Politics

“The Country that 'Talks the Talk' but rarely 'Walks the Walk', patriotism posers who loves the free wars and ignore any sacrifice as to the long term results from, while ignoring the many issues of Veterans, those that served them, especially as a result of our wars, their representatives leading that ignoring while attacking the under funded VA, decades now and wars from, they control the purse strings of the Country!

The Fallen Brothers and Sisters and Our Veterans Community are Not a Corporate Marketing Tool Especially on Memorial and Veterans' Days!!!!!!!

USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**”
Calls For VA Chief Eric Shinseki's Resignation Grow Following Damning Report

Calls For VA Chief Eric Shinseki's Resignation Grow Following Damning Report

Commented May 29, 2014 at 06:49:07 in Politics

“Conservative ideology, especially hired reps by the people, in fixing instead of doing their jobs and the people like that, Fire and change, especially the Gen. as he with the Executive full Cabinet are taking on building what the country should already have had, as they still seek privatizing government for corporate profits off the peoples treasury, the people will finally sacrifice as to results of corp wars as the taxes will rise for larger bottom line, and ability to further help those corporate entities by legislating fee's!!
This VA has Finally takin on issues long ignored by those served because they refuse to sacrifice and pay the price of them 'patriotic flag wavin wars'!!!!!!

USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**”
Watchdog: Veterans Waited 115 Days On Average For Care At Phoenix Hospital

Watchdog: Veterans Waited 115 Days On Average For Care At Phoenix Hospital

Commented May 28, 2014 at 17:33:48 in Politics

“As soon as the FOX brought on a so called whistleblower that fully supported the long want of conservatives, to privatize the peoples responsibility the VA for corporate profits off the peoples treasury which would also bring on any fee's that can be legislated for the corporate entities, the jig was up!! Started sounding way too much like what was going on in the agency under the bush!! Files being shredded, the long time if a conservative executive branch ignore the Veterans issues, and much much more, not to mention little extra funding as they waged two more wars and long occupations!!

Looks like the conservative friends on the inside of their government jobs were working overtime to help the Burr's and Millers as they and company have sought to boot Gen Shinseki since he was appointed, and why, because He and with Help From The Entire Executive Branch are doing what they've refused to do, the country served as well, Build The VA that should always have been, the peoples responsibility:

USN All Shore GMG3 '67-'71 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent **”
Iraq Vet Killed In Gunfight With Police Was Turned Away by VA Hospital

Iraq Vet Killed In Gunfight With Police Was Turned Away by VA Hospital

Commented May 28, 2014 at 09:53:20 in Politics

“Sorry son, but the Country Served Failed, DeJa-Vu all over again!!!!!
USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**”

iridium53 on May 28, 2014 at 10:11:56

“It's time we do an After-Action-Review of the effectiveness of the DoD, VA, President and Congress on these issues.

It seems to me that the civilians either want to blame Congress or the President or Shinseki.

Each had a part to play in this continuing cluster.

Best, it seems to me, to think clearly about who was responsible for what.

And, hold them accountable for their deplorable ongoing lack of performance and execution.”

iridium53 on May 28, 2014 at 10:06:01

“Former officer in Corps.
Vietnam through after Beirut.
Combat on four continents. Recon.
Shot twice. Broken back.

Spit upon by demonstrator after my third trip to beautiful Southeast Asia in Spring through April '75.

That the country failed us, doesn't mean it should continue - that we shouldn't keep their ineffective feet to the fire.

Unlike then, the internet helps - the lazy, indifferent press was impenetrable then.”
Iraq Vet Killed In Gunfight With Police Was Turned Away by VA Hospital

Iraq Vet Killed In Gunfight With Police Was Turned Away by VA Hospital

Commented May 28, 2014 at 09:49:53 in Politics

““Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013

TX-19 Congressional Candidate Neal Marchbanks - Veteran: 28 March 2014 - "Congress controls the budget for the VA and it is the fault of Congress that the VA does not have enough employees and that the facilities are too small."
Congress, in Veteran Marchbanks statement, are the people served and who representatives work for, or are supposed to!

USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**”
How VA Clinics Falsified Appointment Records

How VA Clinics Falsified Appointment Records

Commented May 28, 2014 at 09:45:39 in Politics

“The Country that 'Talks the Talk' but rarely 'Walks the Walk', patriotism posers, while ignoring the many issues of Veterans, those that served them, especially as a result of our wars, their representatives leading that ignoring while attacking the under funded VA, decades now and wars from, they control the purse strings of the Country!

In fiscal 2013, the VA spent about $4.8 billion, or about one-tenth of its healthcare costs, on private care, often for veterans who live far from VA facilities or veterans in need of care unavailable at a VA facility.

“Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013

TX-19 Congressional Candidate Neal Marchbanks - Veteran: 28 March 2014 - "Congress controls the budget for the VA and it is the fault of Congress that the VA does not have enough employees and that the facilities are too small."
Congress, in Veteran Marchbanks statement, are the people served and who representatives work for, or are supposed to!

USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**”
Veterans Groups Rip Into Sen. Richard Burr For Questioning Their Priorities

Veterans Groups Rip Into Sen. Richard Burr For Questioning Their Priorities

Commented May 25, 2014 at 14:54:18 in Politics

“Sen. Burr Is Not A Friend Of Veterans', Never Has Been!!!!!!!!!
Nor is the reactive, never proactive, American Legion, taking the lead in this round of attacks on the VA dedicated personal with those inside helping them, who's always conservative leaders reap their own rewards while Not Demanding Those Served Owe Sacrifice. While continuing to seek the ouster of Gen Shinseki because he, along with this whole executive administrations cabinet, is doing what conservative executive administrations, and in congress, leaderships in the VA, ignored doing for decades and obstructed in all democratic administrations, seeking to privatize for corporate profit from the peoples treasury and any fee's they can legislate into, no regulation no oversite, no accountability, while still blaming the civil servants when the vast private sector problems arise!!
USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**”
Business That Bashed Obama's OSHA Just Had Horrifying Industrial Accident

Business That Bashed Obama's OSHA Just Had Horrifying Industrial Accident

Commented May 22, 2014 at 10:06:18 in Politics

“Of course not, under conservative executive office holders, and especially with enough conservative strength in congress and state legislatures, You Wouldn't: ""I've never been audited by more government agencies in my life than I have under Obama," Johnson, president of Johnson Brass & Machine Foundry Inc., in Saukville, Wisconsin, told The Wall Street Journal in a Nov. 2, 2012, campaign story."”
Alabama Chief Justice Thinks The First Amendment Only Protects Christians

Alabama Chief Justice Thinks The First Amendment Only Protects Christians

Commented May 5, 2014 at 14:16:27 in Politics

“And thus a christian he most certainly is Not!!!”
Darrell Issa Subpoenas John Kerry To Testify On Benghazi

Darrell Issa Subpoenas John Kerry To Testify On Benghazi

Commented May 2, 2014 at 12:11:27 in Politics

“Continuing to justify the grossly intolerant and frankly racist video as well as the Koran burnings and inflaming rhetoric from within, along with the damage done after quickly abandoning the missions, with cheers, and those sent after 9/11:

Benghazi and All the similar Blowback {with neither war, abandoning the miisions and those sent quickly after 9/11, paid for nor the results from!!}: Iraq War Promoted Terrorism Rather Than Reducing It
"24 April 2014 - Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War promoted terrorism rather than reducing it and was a “strategic failure”, according to a major new report which estimated the cost of all UK conflicts since the end of the Cold War."

USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent”
Suspect In FedEx Shooting Looked 'Like Rambo'

Suspect In FedEx Shooting Looked 'Like Rambo'

Commented Apr 29, 2014 at 11:09:47 in Crime

“Yuppers!!! Didn't take long did it!!”
Suspect In FedEx Shooting Looked 'Like Rambo'

Suspect In FedEx Shooting Looked 'Like Rambo'

Commented Apr 29, 2014 at 11:08:56 in Crime

“That's what most of these incompetent 'good guy', till they feel the need to pull the trigger on others and the NRA stays silent about, gun owners think they are 'rambo' and the guns become their love sticks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent”
Obamacare's Poll Numbers Improve In Republican Districts

Obamacare's Poll Numbers Improve In Republican Districts

Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 06:29:56 in Politics

“When Hillary offered up Health Care reform the lawmakers of the republican party came out in droves with alternatives, even the 'loveboats' gopher, to defeat the move in health care forward. Now they keep voting, in the house and with senate, and supporters, approval, to repeal the Affordable Care Act while giving nothing to replace it, nor even trying to enhance what is. Doing so with much of the issues they originally obstructed not even mentioned or brought forward now to improve the law for the whole country and to cover even more, the states of (T)'s, once the (R)'s, even blocking their poorer residents of Medicaid coverage, costing everyone else even more for their own coverage!!”
Rand Paul: GOP 'May Have Over-Emphasized' Voter Fraud Fears

Rand Paul: GOP 'May Have Over-Emphasized' Voter Fraud Fears

Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 18:25:33 in Politics

“Don't forget, the times where it was caught wear very heavily in the GOP camps, from individuals to district voting boards in red districts, anything that could be called voter fraud!!”
Rand Paul: GOP 'May Have Over-Emphasized' Voter Fraud Fears

Rand Paul: GOP 'May Have Over-Emphasized' Voter Fraud Fears

Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 18:23:00 in Politics

“Gee ya think, numbskull!!!
The only ones participating in anything related to voter suppression and more are the once upon a time GOP!!”
Georgia Governor Signs 'Unprecedented' Gun Rights Bill

Georgia Governor Signs 'Unprecedented' Gun Rights Bill

Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 15:23:28 in Politics

“It's All about them and their only powers, in their paranoia, the guns and the satisfaction of the touching and caressing! They just showed the total lack of compassion and any care as to the children killed, Remember Sandy Hook and the 'good girl gun owner' teaching her son, instead of helping him, how to handle that needed manhood. Now the kids in Georgia will be in schools where others or themselves are packing!!!!!

""Ex-professor Amy Bishop pleads guilty to killing Alabama colleagues Prosecutors say she gunned down three co-workers and wounded three others in February 2010. She faces a sentence of life without parole for the capital charge.""

They've showed that need, of manhood and women hood, over and over, as they rush out to further stock up their arsenals and the rounds needed when pushed to further their fears!

USN All Shore GMG3 '67-'71 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent”
Georgia Governor Signs 'Unprecedented' Gun Rights Bill

Georgia Governor Signs 'Unprecedented' Gun Rights Bill

Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 14:56:23 in Politics

“They've showed that need, of manhood and women hood, over and over, as they rush out to further stock up their arsenals and the rounds needed when pushed to further their fears!
USN All Shore GMG3 '67-'71 Vietnam In Country '70-'71”
Georgia Governor Signs 'Unprecedented' Gun Rights Bill

Georgia Governor Signs 'Unprecedented' Gun Rights Bill

Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 14:52:54 in Politics

“It's All about them and their only powers, in their paranoia, the guns and the satisfaction of the touching and caressing! They just showed the total lack of compassion and any care as to the children killed, Remember Sandy Hook and the 'good girl gun owner' teaching her son, instead of helping him, how to handle that needed manhood. Now the kids in Georgia will be in schools where others or themselves are packing!!!!!”

jimstaro on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:56:23

“They've showed that need, of manhood and women hood, over and over, as they rush out to further stock up their arsenals and the rounds needed when pushed to further their fears!
USN All Shore GMG3 '67-'71 Vietnam In Country '70-'71”
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