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Playing the Government’s Game: When It Comes to Violence, We All Lose

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute January 6, 2016   Playing the Government’s Game: When It Comes to Violence, We All Lose   “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make […]

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Another VA Headache: Privacy Violations Rising at Veterans’ Medical Facilities

By Annie Waldman and Charles Ornstein ProPublica December 30, 2015   Another VA Headache: Privacy Violations Rising at Veterans’ Medical Facilities Deceased vets’ data has been sent to the wrong widows. Employees have snooped on the records of patients who’ve committed suicide. And whistleblowers say their own medical privacy has been violated. In response, the […]


307,000 veterans died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report finds

By Against Crony Capitalism September 13, 2015   307,000 veterans died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report finds     Treating veterans is very expensive. I would hate to look at the projections the actuaries and accountants come up with each quarter at Veterans Affairs. At best they are a wash of nonsensical numbers. At […]

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One-third of veterans on pending (VA) medical care list already dead

By Against Crony Capitalism July 14, 2015   One-third of veterans on pending (VA) medical care list already dead     I was talking to someone a few months ago about the medical challenges facing our veterans and this person made the point that treating vets is very expensive. Once they pass however they are […]


This Memorial Day parade is brought to you (in part) by Kuwait and Taiwan

By Alex Lazar OpenSecrets.org May 24, 2015   This Memorial Day parade is brought to you (in part) by Kuwait and Taiwan     Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and that means lots of activity in the nation’s capital — including the National Memorial Day Parade. Organized by the American Veterans Center, the parade […]

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VA Sending Veterans’ Mental Health Information to the FBI to Aid Gun Restrictions

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute April 22, 2015   VA Sending Veterans’ Mental Health Information to the FBI to Aid Gun Restrictions     A February 2012 memorandum of understanding between the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) lays out a process pursuant to which the […]


In 33 U.S. Cities, Feeding the Homeless Has Been Criminalized

  Source: http://libertyblitzkrieg.com By Michael Krieger In 33 U.S. Cities, Feeding the Homeless Has Been Criminalized   The “war on compassion” when it comes to the homeless in America has been one of Liberty Blitzkrieg’s key themes this year. There are many reasons why I find this topic to be of such tremendous importance. First […]

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VA Auditors Coddling Corrupt Culture

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Adam Andrzejewski VA Auditors Coddling Corrupt Culture     Note: On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 the U.S. House voted 426-00 to end VA bonuses. The “cook the books” crony culture of VA bonuses wasn’t unearthed by their executives or auditors, but by a doctor in Phoenix, AZ… A month after Congressional […]


Mental Health Screening a Good Way to Decrease Liberty, Poor Way to Increase Security

  Source: http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org By Ron Paul Mental Health Screening a Good Way to Decrease Liberty, Poor Way to Increase Security   Last week Americans were shocked and saddened by another mass killing, this one near a college campus in California. We all feel deep sympathy for the families of the victims. As usual, many people […]

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VA Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate,’ Whistleblower Says, “This newest case just further illustrates that the scandal is much more far reaching than most people realize,”

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino VA Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate,’ Whistleblower Says, “This newest case just further illustrates that the scandal is much more far reaching than most people realize,”   “If one person comes up with a way to cheat on a report to the government and profit from that lie, that’s […]


Is Democracy Another God that Failed?

  Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com By Patrick J. Buchanan Is Democracy Another God that Failed?   On Memorial Day weekend, scores of thousands of bikers arrived here for their annual Rolling Thunder tribute to America’s veterans, especially those lost in our wars or left behind. But this year the tribute has been sullied by a squalid scandal […]

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The “Price” Of War (In 1 Cartoon)

  Source: http://www.zerohedge.com By Tyler Durden The “Price” Of War (In 1 Cartoon)   Presented with no comment…     Source: Sunday Funnies at The Burning Platform blog  


Staff at embattled Phoenix VA pocketed bonuses, hefty salaries

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino Staff at embattled Phoenix VA pocketed bonuses, hefty salaries     But there was no capacity to get the veterans in for treatment. No resources. Not a dime to spare. Read More Think about this story anytime you hear a bureaucrat make the case that their department, or pet […]

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Veterans Group Flag Ruffles City

Source: http://nextnewsnetwork.com/news Veterans Group Flag Ruffles City   NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — The way Moises Valencia describes things, it began with a simple idea – Seeing that the American flag flying outside the old military armory in the city needed replacing, he took it upon himself to contact local veterans about putting up a new […]

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