Bipolar ramblings – The torment of drugs. Part I

The first time I agreed to see a psychiatrist, after years of denial and refusal, it did not go what would be professionally unprofessional good... At all... As I sit there rattling off a story that I had only recently even pieced together myself, I thought he was listening. I mean, he asked. And he …

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VA Whistleblowers more likely to receive disciplinary actions. NPR article.

Link to news article Link to GAO report Report highlights include: Whistleblowers were 10 times more likely than their peers to receive disciplinary action within a year of reporting misconduct. The VA doesn't always maintain required files and documents for adjudication, suggesting that employees may not have received due process. Sixty-six percent of VA employees who …

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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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Guest appearance on The Dangerous History Podcast episode 155. A Modern-Day Grunt’s Perspective.

Link to the fourth and final interview on DHP Link to the third interview episode on DHP Link to the second interview episode on DHP Link to the first interview episode on DHP Notes for the DHP interview episodes Description from ProfCJ and the Dangerous History Podcast... This episode is part 1 of CJ’s discussions with …

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Notes for ProfCJ’s Dangerous History Podcast. Episode 1.

Here is the link to my first interview on The Dangerous History Podcast. Below are my notes on the podcast. They are an outline, so the context is lost, without hearing the episode. I am posting this for anyone interested in the sources I utilized as well as the many statistics I quote in the …

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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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OIG report between 2014 – 2016 shows 1 million late payments made by VA to contracted health facilities

The report can be found at the following link.   (From the summary) VA’s Fee Basis Claims System from November 2014 through September 2016. The Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA’s) Office of Community Care (OCC) contracted with Third Party Administrators (TPAs) to process claims and pay Choice medical providers. During the 23-month audit period, OIG sampled from …

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