Former Vice President Joe Biden addresses possible link between son’s fatal brain cancer and toxic burn pits. PBS article and video.

The link to the article can be found here.   Excerpts from the article: Often, waste was burned in open-air pits, with jet fuel sometimes used as an accelerant. At many bases, virtually all waste was burned, ranging from paints, solvents, tires, plastics and Styrofoam to batteries and electronic equipment. Depending on the burn locations …

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Iran-Iraq War. The Gulf Wars. Sarin nerve gas and Gulf War Illness. A possible link explained.

The whole article can be found at the following link.   From the article... "There's firmer evidence, he says, that nerve agents mess with the mind. Studies of the Aum Shinrikyo survivors link exposure “even at really low doses” to symptoms such as nightmares, headaches, drowsiness, confusion, memory deficits, irritability, and depression—a syndrome called organophosphorus-ester-induced …

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Government Accountability Office report on continued failure with VA emergency care benefits despite 2014 report

This is news article was written by the journalist with KARE 11 out of Minnesota in September 2017. The report which also has a video component can be found here. This was a follow up to a 2014 Government Accountability Office report that the errors were causing veterans to pay for emergency care out of their …

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Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General report on the death of Charles Ingram and the failures that caused it

Source for the article is the VA OIG report. I know the formatting is horrible, it is better on the PDF at the link. I included it here for those who do not want to go to a link. They have a lot of extra spaces which makes it so erratic. The VA Office of …

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Government Accountability Office reports VA denies 80% of Gulf War Illness claims

A report released June 2017 revealed the VA denies 4 of 5 disability claims for veterans claiming disability for Gulf War illness despite evidence showing over 40 percent suffer from it. The Government Accountability Office released a report analyzing Gulf War Illness (GWI) claims of veterans from 2010 to 2015. Of the 102,000 claims received, …

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My wife’s letter to the VA in Missouri circa 2015.

The following letter is from my wife to the Patient Advocate for the Columbia Missouri VA health care system. The response we would receive from this letter is that we need to just deal with the nurse because there is no one else to take her place. I was told that she was "rough," to …

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VA refuses to acknowledge some combat zone burn pits were built on former chemical weapon facilities.

"Though the US government disputes it, new evidence shows a link between service in Iraq and Afghanistan and cancers and untreatable bronchial illnesses." The health risk of this is astronomical, and the combat veteran community is losing people to this important factor that the government is refusing. Imagine you go to a concert, and hundreds …

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How the Veteran Affairs office fueled the national opioid crisis and is killing thousands of veterans.

Today, the number of patients affected by the VA’s swinging opiate pendulum is staggering: 60 percent of veterans who fought in the Middle East and 50 percent of older veterans have chronic pain. ...leading to swift, mandated cutoffs regardless of patient well-being and with virtually no evidence that it’s a safe approach. VA fueled the national opioid crisis article link It …

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Mental health failure by the VA. Part 2. A letter to my Congressman. September 2017.

This is one of many e-mails I have sent to my Congressman's aid. First I will list the VA's response to the congressional investigation. I will follow with my response email to being told a month later that "oh I am sorry I thought I emailed you back my email was wiped out by a …

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Attempted murder by the VA. Part I. Most of the backstory from May 2017 until September 2017.

This letter is being written on September 8, 2017. There has been little to no follow up on this incident or my continuing mental health issues. No one has contacted me about the incident I was subjected to. I submitted previous versions of this message to the Patient Advocacy Department, the Patient Safety Department, and …

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