Military housing problems continue at Tinker AFB

Link to Reuters.com article Under a vast privatization program, the Pentagon promised quality housing for service members. But shoddy workmanship, raw sewage, rotten wood and chronic leaks mar the $3.4 billion building boom, putting residents' health at risk. By M.B. PELL and DEBORAH NELSON Filed Dec. 21, 2018, 11 a.m. GMT TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, …

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VA Health – Ret. Marine Colonel Jim Turner dressed up one final time to send a message to the VA by suicide

Link to Tampabay.com article ST. PETERSBURG — On Dec. 10, retired Marine Col. Jim Turner put on his dress uniform and medals and drove to the Bay Pines Department of Veterans Affairs complex. He got out of his truck, sat down on top of his military records and took his own life with a rifle. …

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Real Douchebags of Psychology – The Return of the Yester-Year Rapist. Prologue,

Remember boys and girls, these are the people who are supposed to be there to support us as human beings when we have experienced something so traumatic that we overcome the social stigma of mental health, only to be taken advantage of by someone given specific trust and confidence. The actions prove that Mr. Greer …

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Veteran medical – Expanded Medical Marijuana Research Bill Approved by Congress

Expanded Medical Marijuana Research Bill Approved by Congress on The National Law Review Without the ability to grow cannabis legally, researchers are unable to properly study the safety, efficacy, and medical uses of marijuana. This creates a frustrating catch-22, where the lack of available, legitimate marijuana research leaves Congress unable to examine sufficient evidence to …

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Poem – The War Prayer by Mark Twain

The War Prayer by Mark Twain It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and spluttering; on every hand and …

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Veteran Affairs – West Los Angeles VA misusing donated land intended for veteran rehabilitation. VA OIG report.

VA’s Management of Land Use Under the West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 2016 In March 1888, Senator John P. Jones and Arcadia B. DeBaker donated, by deed, approximately 300 acres of land in Los Angeles, California, to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers to establish a home for disabled veterans. Two additional deeds …

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VA article – ‘I knew something was not right’: Mass cancellations of diagnostic test orders at VA hospitals draw scrutiny. USA Today.

Link to the news article “To have a patient show up for a scan and not have an order – you’re like, ‘What the heck is going on?’ ” he [Radiology technologist Jeff Dettbarn] told USA TODAY in an interview. Dettbarn started collecting cancellation notices for diagnostic procedures such as CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds. …

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