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A Badge of Shame: The Government’s War on America’s Military Veterans

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By John W. Whitehead
November 5, 2018

For soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, coming home is more lethal than being in combat.” ― Brené Brown, research professor at the University of HoustonNot all heroes wear the uniform of war.

In the United States, however, we take particular pride in recognizing as heroes those who have served in the military.

Yet while we honor our veterans with holidays, parades, discounts at retail stores and restaurants, and endless political rhetoric about their sacrifice and bravery, we do a pitiful job of respecting their freedoms and caring for their needs once out of uniform.

Despite the fact that the U.S. boasts more than 20 million veterans who have served in World War II through the present day, the plight of veterans today is America’s badge of shame, with large numbers of veterans impoverished, unemployed, traumatized mentally and physically, struggling with depression, suicide, and marital stress, homeless, subjected to sub-par treatment at clinics and hospitals, and left to molder while their paperwork piles up within Veterans Administration offices.

Still, the government’s efforts to wage war on veterans, especially those who speak out against government wrongdoing, is downright appalling.

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TS Radio: Veterans Health News: Dr R Trewyn and the legacy of Agent Orange

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painyJoin us live September 16th, 2016 at 2:00 pm CST!!

vietnam vets12:00 pm PST … 1:oo pm MST … 2:00 pm CST … 3:00 pm EST

Listen Live HERE!

CAll in # 917-388-4520

Hosted by Marti Oakley

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Guest:  Dr. R Trewyn  

Kansas State University
National Bio and Agro-defense Facility Liaison
Bio/Agro Security Economic Strategies  

The use and effect of agent orange on our military while serving in Vietnam is still with us today as veterans from this era succumb to numerous deadly diseases including diabetes and cancer.  Dr. Trewyn has been in the forefront of the battle to expose the long range effects of the use of agent orange and to answer questions many people don’t want asked.

What are the questions?

The correct first question that should have been asked (but never was): Are Vietnam veterans suffering from adverse health conditions that individuals who didn’t serve in Vietnam are not? If they are, what caused the health problems is much less important than knowing the problems are service-connected.

The 25-year, $140+ million Agent Orange Ranch Hand study started out to evaluate whether the herbicides sprayed in Vietnam caused adverse health outcomes for those involved in the spraying, but it devolved into analyzing whether dioxin, a minor contaminant in some herbicides sprayed in Vietnam, caused adverse health outcomes.

 

TS Radio: Whistleblowers! Sean Higgins updates on Memphis VA

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Join us September 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm CST!

WB15:00 pm PST … 6:00 pm MST … 7:00 pm CST … 8:00 pm EST

Listen live HERE!

Call in # 917-388-4520

Hosted by Marti Oakley

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marcelWhistleblowers! is presented in coordination with Marcel Reid and the Whistleblower Summit in Washington D.C.

Guest :  Sean Higgins returns to update on his battle with the Memphis VA.  Sean is an Air Force Veteran, and is employed by the Memphis VA.  During his employment he has uncovered several instances of mismanagement, dangerous conditions for patients and horrendous in house practices that put veterans health in jeopardy.  His exposure of these issues cost him his job. Sean has been reinstated and the management at the Memphis VA has made it their mission to make his time there as miserable as possible.

We will also be discussing the current presidential candidates and their responses to the known issues within the Veterans Administration. Like either one of them even has a clue.

Join us for what should be a eye opening show!

We will take calls the last half of the show.

New Obamacare Endgame: the VA for All

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new-logo25Richard Amerling, M.D.

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Scandal at the Phoenix Veterans Administration lifted the curtain of secrecy on the VA’s secret waiting lists. The VA lies while patients die.

35462_1thmThis is by no means a new phenomenon. The nation’s single-payer system for veterans has long been greatly overloaded. Congress tried to fix it in 1996 by passing a law requiring that any veteran needing care had to be seen within 30 days.

The VA is supposed to have a wonderful electronic medical records system, and the EMR is supposed to be the magic formula for efficiency and quality. The VA gamed the electronic system to hide the waiting lists.

Readers of the British press will be struck by the similarities between fudging waiting lists at VA hospitalsand stacking patients in ambulances outside UK hospitals. Finding it impossible to comply with a National Health Service mandate that all patients admitted to an emergency room be seen within four hours, hospitals kept patients waiting in ambulances outside the ER! More

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