The VA Does the Unthinkable: Deceased Veterans Left Unclaimed and Decomposing Without Burial

I get too mad … to make any further comment.

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Troops paying their final respects. (Photo: Public Domain) Troops paying their final respects. (Photo: Public Domain)

September 30, 2016

By Lorra B.

Veteran’s Affairs hospitals have been in the spot light for unacceptable wait times, Hot-Line issues, and below standard care. For the VA hospital in Illinois, however, a new low has been reached.

Illinois VA hospital, Hines, already under fire for cockroaches and black mold in their kitchen, is now on the hot seat for “the bodies of dead patients left unclaimed in the morgue for up to two months without proper burial, whistleblower documents allege,” according to Fox News.

It was uncovered that thought the VA facility indeed had the funds available to provide deceased veterans proper burials but simply chose not to.

Mark Kirk, U.S. Senator from Illinois, complained about the situation to the VA secretary and even went so far as to present new legislation to prevent this from happening.

Kirk stated…

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Military Members Taking a Knee During the National Anthem?

COULD THIS BE, the real shame of our depleted, demoralized, and abused military? This is not the military I knew

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Janaye Ervin (Photo: Facebook Snapshot) Petty Officer 2nd Class Janaye Ervin (Photo: Facebook Snapshot)

September 28, 2016

By Lorra B.

Intelligence specialist Navy Reserve, Petty Officer 2nd Class Janaye Ervin, finds herself at the center of controversy having failed to either salute or stand as the National Anthem played during the morning flag-raising at Pearl Harbor, and she isn’t the first.

Ervin, who is assigned in North Island, California’s Navy Operational Support Center was in Hawaii for an exercise at the time.

Threatened with jail time for her actions, Ervin tried to explain herself via a ‘since-deleted’ Facebook post, according to Daily Mail.

“I feel like a hypocrite singing about the ‘land of the free’ when I know that only applies to some Americans,” she wrote.

Ervin has also lost her security clearance for her stunt but assures that she “will gladly stand again, when ALL AMERICANS are afforded the same freedom.”

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Lester Holt, the Poster Child for Media Bias

Simply a good post.. Thanks

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Lester Holt’s performance last night at the first presidential debate is being called in to question by many and depending on whom one asks (starting with me), Holt’s performance was clearly biased leaving no doubt in anyone’s mind as Holt on several occasions channeled Candy Crowley during his exchanges with Donald Trump going so far as to fact-check Trump.

Channeling Candy Crowley, Holt challenged Donald Trump on a number of issues while giving Hillary Clinton a pass, challenging her once.  In fact, at least twice, Clinton boldly directed Holt willfully carried Clinton’s water.

Even Alex Griswold of Mediaite who is no fan of Donald Trump describes “Holt’s choice of questions was demonstrably one-sided against Trump…”

As for Holt’s line of questions and fact-checking, the candidate(s), Griswold stated:

Even we give Holt a point for asking Clinton a single difficult question, that fact remains that he asked Trump four times as many negative questions….In…

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West Virginia: Is Catholic Charities bringing in foreign laborers for a poultry plant to compete with Americans?

FOR YOUR INFORMATION Thanks Ann Corcoran for your blog and informative posts.

Refugee Resettlement Watch

Here are some of the facts as we know them:

West Virginia is a relatively new resettlement state which has received only 176 refugees in the last ten fiscal years.

However, in addition to Catholic Charities resettling refugees, Episcopal Migration Ministries wants to open a new office in Charleston.  Presently CC has three locations and one of those is in Moorefield, WV.

jbs-greeley This is the magnificent headquarters building Brazilian-owned JBS has in Greeley, CO. JBS owns most of Pilgrim’s Pride. So think about it! If you have Pilgrim’s Pride or any other JBS company in your town, it is being changed so a foreign-owned company can have cheap/compliant/foreign labor. (This is a photograph I took as I passed through Greeley on my RRW road trip this summer.)

What else is in Moorefield?I’ll tell you! There is a Pilgrim’s Pride poultry plant located there.

Here are some things we know…

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