BREAKING NEWS……….UPDATE………..Shinseki Resigns After VA Scandal

BREAKING NEWS……….UPDATE………..Shinseki Resigns After VA Scandal


This just broke a short while ago.

“President Obama said Friday he accepted the resignation of embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.

He made the announcement shortly after Shinseki apologized publicly Friday for what he called an “indefensible” lack of integrity among some senior leaders of the VA health-care system and announced several remedial steps, including a process to remove top officials at the troubled VA medical center in Phoenix.

Speaking after a meeting with Shinseki at the White House, Obama said Shinseki had offered him his resignation.

“With considerable regret, I accepted,” Obama said. “We don’t have time for distractions,” he added. “We need to fix the problem.”

IMHO, this comes as no surprise since pressure has been building for Mr. Shinseki to step down.

With MANY THANKS To Both William Branigin And The Washington Post. Read More Here:http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/shinseki-apologizes-for-va-health-care-scandal/2014/05/30/e605885a-e7f0-11e3-8f90-73e071f3d637_story.html

I Am Thankful My Father Is Not Here To See This………….VA Scandal

I Am Thankful My Father Is Not Here To See This………….VA Scandal


 

I say the above title not so much of sadness, but out of anger over what I have been seeing the last couple of weeks what has been going on in regards to the VA. My late father, who served in the Coast Guards during World War 2, would have had a STROKE seeing what is going on not just to this country, the United States of America, but also to the military and those who have served, the veterans. Over the course of the last decade, in general, but in a special way, under the President Barack Hussein Obama White House, the VA medical service has become a NATIONAL DISGRACE.

Starting in the Phoenix, AZ, United States of America VA Heath Care System, and then spreading over the last few weeks in a number of VA medical locations which now includes calls for the head of the Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down, which even includes calls coming from the Democrats as well as from the Republicans.

From the FoxNews.com website:

“Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki announced Friday that he would oust senior leaders at the embattled Phoenix VA, ahead of a private meeting with President Obama where the two are expected to have a “serious conversation” about whether Shinseki himself can stay in the job.

The two plan to meet at 10:15 a.m. ET in the Oval Office. Obama, in an interview, said he planned to ask Shinseki whether he was “prepared and has the capacity” to fix sweeping problems in the VA’s nationwide health care system. The president has faced mounting calls from members of both parties to remove Shinseki.”

The big question I have is that, will Mr. Shinseki stay or leave?

I think he will end up staying and simply just have a number of those VA employees below him FIRED. They will become the scapegoats in all this.

But Mr. Shinseki, it is not even just in Phoenix, AZ, but in the WHOLE VA SYSTEM. The VA medical system as we know of is BROKEN. Even now he has had to come to admit just that:

“Earlier Friday morning, Shinseki publicly apologized for the failures in the VA system, while stopping short of offering his resignation. However, responding to an interim inspector general report which found “systemic” problems with clinics lying about patient wait times, Shinseki announced the firings at the Phoenix VA, where allegations of improper scheduling practices first surfaced.

Shinseki, speaking to advocates for homeless veterans, said he initially believed the problems were “limited and isolated.”

“I no longer believe that. It is systemic,” Shinseki said. “I will not defend it, because it is indefensible.”

The sad reality in all this is that not only are our veterans betrayed in the worse way possible after their heroic service to this nation, but also must serve as a warning to the reality of another growing scandal, and this is on what will affect EVERY AMERICAN down the road, called the “Affordable Care Act” or OBAMACARE. 

The VA Medical must be regarded as the “cannary in the coal mine” and a possible preview of what will happen under Obamacare down the road nationwide.

Here is a timeline of this scandal:

With MANY THANKS To Both The AZCentral And The AZ Republic. Read More Here:http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2014/05/10/timeline-road-va-wait-time-scandal/8932493/

With MANY THANKS To Both The AP And FoxNews.com. Read More Here:http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/30/obama-to-meet-with-shinseki-amid-mounting-calls-for-resignation/

I still have living family relations who have served, one who is a few years behind me in age, a cousin of mine, who was in the USA Army, during the Persian Gulf War, he drives a truck for a living. If this scandal is brought up when I see him next, my advice would be, do not bother with the VA medical system, you deserve much, much better then that.

I also say this in extension to ALL VETERANS in the United States of America. Each of you ‘s gave of your time in service to the United States of America and this is the THANK-YOU you have been given. It is NOT RIGHT and the decision of Mr. Shinseki not to step down will simply confirm the increasing distrust coming from the veterans and those who are related to them, be they family relations, friends, or co-workers in their place of work. I know I have distrust myself BIGTIME.

With MANY THANKS To Both AP And YouTube. Watch Video Here:

This Just In(Breaking News)……………..Quincy Man Charged In Boston Marathon Bombing

This Just In(Breaking News)……………..Quincy Man Charged In Boston Marathon Bombing


Do not be surprise if there is going to be more to come from the Boston Marathon Bombing.

“A Quincy man has been charged with obstructing the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings, the U.S. Attorney’s Office just announced.

Khairullozhon Matanov, 23, is charged in an indictment that was unsealed today, with one count of destroying, altering, and falsifying records, documents, and tangible objects in a federal investigation, specifically information on his computer, and three counts of making materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements in a federal terrorism investigation.

Developing …”

With MANY THANKS To Both The Boston Herald.com And Joe Dwinell. Read More Here:http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/herald_bulldog/2014/05/quincy_man_charged_in_boston_marathon_bombing

Angelou Fans Remember The Work Of Maya Angelou

Angelou Fans Remember The Work Of Maya Angelou


People outside of Strand Bookstore in New York City talk about the influence and impact Maya Angelou had. The renowned poet died at 86-years-old. (May 28)

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Maya Angelou, one of America’s most celebrated poets, novelists and civil-rights activists has passed away. Angelou, who served on two Presidential committees and was awarded numerous awards, was 86 years old. (May 28)

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Mayor Allen Joines of Winston-Salem, North Carolina says the city will “celebrate the life” of Dr. Maya Angelou, who died at the age of 86. (May 28)

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Not Your Parent’s Or Grandparent’s United States Of America

Not Your Parent’s Or Grandparent’s United States Of America


Now Mr. President Barack Hussein Obama, what is it going to be, for the United States of America, to lead as a global leader or to show that you are now “weak” as in “show restraint” ?

United States of America President Obama, giving today the graduation speech at the Army West Point Academy today explains what has been going on in regards as of late to the planned withdrawal of USA armed forces troops in the country of Afghanistan by 2016.

What it now all comes down to is that, to the new graduates from West Point and I do extend my congrats to them and to their families, that the United States of America is NOT your parent’s or even your grandparent’s United States of America.

Safe to say, to both America’s friends and enemies, that is NOW going to be viewed as WEAKNESS, no ifs, ands, or buts.

This is the United States of America in 2014, a nation that has now showed that being weak now pays off as well as being POLITICAL CORRECT.

WELCOME to United States Army leadership West Point Academy Class of 2014 and to the United States of America of 2014.

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Here We Go Again!!!! (Heinous Attacks In Santa Barbara)

Here We Go Again!!!! (Heinous Attacks In Santa Barbara)


Today I am just starting to learn more about what had happened this past weekend in Santa Barbara, CA, United States of America when another  horrible crime incident took place, and this time not just with a gun, but with a knife and with a car which resulted in six young adults dead.

First of all, my condolences to the families, friends, and the University of California, Santa Barbara over this very tragic loss of life this past weekend. There is nothing as horrible as the sudden loss of young lives and of the grief of parents who end up having to bury their children.

Having said that, issue must be taken in regards to the “gun control crowd”.

I have noticed more and more that every time there is a horrible mass killings, the gun control crowd come right out of the woodwork demanding that guns be banned. Yet did not the person who was responsible for this rampage used also a knife and a car? Do we want to ban knifes and cars? Of course not! Yet when it comes to guns, even when use for common defense, there is still an outcry. Had one of the victims had a gun on him or herself, would there still be an outcry for gun control? Or would one of the parents of one of the victims who was killed been USED by these same people who push for gun control, during the worse of his grief?

Rather the proper thing to do is leave the father alone to grieve in peace and privacy, as well as to bury his son.

The sad thing is that the gun control crowd will simply USED such victims parents just like a paper towel that has been used, then thrown away once the gun control crowd realize success on their terms.

Rather, it must be realized that it is time people who commit crimes, even those as HORRIBLE as this one, be the ones who are to be made RESPONSIBLE for the crimes they commit.

Even the horror of this crime goes way beyond the issue of mental illness.

Even more so, it is time for the realizing that when mass killings such as these take place, it is the realization that there is a hidden war that still goes on to this very day, this very minute, called the war of Heaven verses Hades, or the great spiritual war. In other words, the enemy and his demons took control of the soul of this most recent mass killer name Elliot Rodger. It was PERFECT demonic possession, pure and simple.

The sad reality is that gun control laws can never prevent such horrible killings such as this one.

GIVE CREDIT where credit is due to Joe the Plumber who took issue with the gun control crowd. In translation it means that this effort to use horrible tragic events to promote one’s political agenda not only is WRONG but will in the end, to use this term, it will “backfire” against such promoters.

Thank-you Joe the Plumber for telling the truth.

What it all comes down to is that on the local, county, state, and national levels, there are enough gun crime prevention laws on the books already. Enforce those and not create any new laws that could over the course of time be declared unconstitutional by a court of law, most likely in the United States Supreme Court. Enforcing present laws is the best course to go.

With MANY THANKS To The UK Daily Mail Online. Read More Here:“Your dead kids don’t trump my constitutional rights”: Right-wing icon Joe the Plumber writes outrageous open letter to families of UCSB shooting victims