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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Every 65 Minutes A U.S. Veteran Commits Suicide

More suicides as VAGate continues to expand; Obama criminals continue to refuse to add military suicides to Afghan, Iraq casualty lists    

GLOBAL RESEARCH
11/11/2014

While many spend Veterans’ Day remembering loved ones lost, from the perspective of a veteran, the holiday feels largely superficial. Cities across the nation are draped in yellow, thousands will march down the streets in parades, and people will talk a lot about a vague notion of “honor.” Putting yellow ribbons on our wounds does not change the fact that every 65 minutes a veteran dies from suicide - Iraq Veterans Against the War

That’s 22 per day, and in the past 2 months, 2 of those have been members of IVAW – my friends. It is impossible to ignore.


I have been a member of IVAW since 2008. At my first national IVAW gathering, I was astounded to meet so many veterans who shared my political perspectives as well as my experiences and struggles as a veteran. I gained a new family and the support system I most needed as I transitioned back into civilian life. As a single parent struggling to make ends meet, IVAW was critical to my survival.

My story is not unique. Over the past 6 years, I have heard so many IVAW members express the way in which this community has literally saved their lives.


Unfortunately, we cannot save everyone, as we learned with sorrow this fall. Until this nation starts prioritizing healing as much or more as we prioritize militarism, this pattern will never be interrupted. In 2015, the government plans to spend about 55% of tax revenue on the military, while spending only about 5% on veterans.


DOD shamefully handing out BCD's for PTSD Veterans
In the meantime, 20-40% of veterans with multiple deployments suffer from symptoms of traumatic brain injury, 30-50% return with PTSD, and about 30% of women in the military experience sexual assault. Instead of increasing spending to help veterans heal from traumatic injury, the DoD is handing out bad conduct discharges (also known as “bad papers”) at an alarming rate for discrepancies that could have been solved with treatment, or that should have been processed as medical discharges.


Bad papers result in a loss of benefits, so that those who often need support the most have none. As a part of our Operation Recovery campaign, which lasted from 2010 – 2014, organizers from Iraq Veterans Against the War, Civilian Soldier Alliance, and Under the Hood interviewed hundreds of soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. From these, they compiled a report that includes 31 testimonies from soldiers stationed at Fort Hood, findings, analysis, and recommendations.




The Fort Hood Report sheds light on harmful military practices that are disturbing enough to make the case to cease current practices immediately and create some serious transformative changes in US Military culture and the way that this nation cares for its veterans. It is sure to inform our work for years to come. Help us take off the yellow-ribbon bandaid and get the word out about what veterans are really experiencing. 


It is also important to take time today to remember that US veterans are not the only people who are suffering because of these wars. 

Iraq is breaking down after sustaining constant warfare and sanctions from from the US beginning in 1990. 


A new US invasion is taking place while Iraqis continue to suffer from environmental pollutants, civil unrest, repression against organized labor, violence against women, and a variety of things that were either created or exacerbated by the US invasion of 2003.


In the summer of 2003, members of the Organization of Women’s Freedom (OWFI, one of our partner organzations) in Iraq gathered signatures in several towns in Iraq in support of the Right to Heal Initiative. I am proud to work for an organization that values the self-determination, healing, and recovery of the people of Iraq just as much as it values those things for veterans. For over a year, IVAW has been working in coalition with 2 Iraqi civil society organizations to raise awareness about the human rights violations we have all experienced as a result of the war in Iraq, and to hold the US government to account. 




When we bring together the voices of US veterans and Iraqis who are working toward the same goals, the message is powerful: It’s time for the US government to take responsibility for all of their harm.



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Idiot New York Doctor Cleared Of Ebola

More Ebola MSM "hero" garbage: de Blasio fetes imbecile "doctor" that did his best to expose NYC to the virus, a medical professional who should have his medical license revoked and be prosecuted instead of being treated like a rock star and listened to on anything medical - especially deadly viruses    

THE IRISH TIMES
11/11/2014

A New York doctor who has recovered from Ebola left the hospital today and urged support for US health workers treating patients in west Africa so they do not face “stigma and threats” when they return home.


Mayor hugs douchebag that almost exposed NYC to Ebola
The discharge of Dr Craig Spencer (33), who worked with Ebola patients in Guinea and had been held in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Centre since he was diagnosed with the virus on October 23rd, means no one in the United States is being treated for the disease.

Looking gaunt but happy, Dr Spencer high-fived Bellevue nurses and was hugged by New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, the city’s first lady Chirlane McCray and a handful of other officials at a news conference before his release.

“My infection represents a fraction of the more than 13,000 reported cases in west Africa, the center of the outbreak,” said Dr Spencer, a physician from NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center who worked overseas with Doctors Without Borders.


Idiot doctor's route through NTC - while actively displaying Ebola symptoms:  New York, America dodged a bullet that day

“Please join me in turning our attention back to west Africa and ensuring that medical volunteers and other aid workers do not face stigma and threats returning home,” said Dr Spencer, who lives in an apartment in Harlem.

A handful of US states have imposed mandatory quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged west African countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, while the federal government is wary of discouraging potential medical volunteers.

Dr Spencer’s diagnosis followed trips on the subway to eat out and go bowling with friends, provoking public alarm about the possible spread of the virus.


Attention-seeking,  juvenile "doctor" should never have been granted a medical license in the first place and now have it revoked in addition to being prosecuted for public endangerment, required to repay the costs for his treatment and repatriation to the U.S.

“It’s a very, very good day,” Mr de Blasio said. “New York City’s first and only Ebola case successfully treated. Dr Spencer is Ebola-free and New York City is Ebola-free.”

Ebola has killed more than 4,950 people since it broke out in west Africa earlier this year, according to the World Health Organization.

In North Carolina, health officials said on Monday that a missionary, Dr John Fankhauser (52) of Ventura, California, was deemed to be at “some risk” for developing the disease after returning from Liberia and had been placed under a 21-day quarantine.

There has been only one Ebola death in the United States – Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted the disease in his native Liberia and died during a visit to Dallas.

Medical experts say Ebola can be transmitted only through the bodily fluid of a person who is exhibiting symptoms.



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U.S. Traitor, Coward Chuck Hagel Sullies Veterans Day Ceremony With Presence

If there ever were a coward traitor and disgrace to the U.S. military the personification is embodied in Chuck Hagel - a lying, murdering, Obama-sucking disgrace to the uniform who could give a damn about our servicemen and women both active duty and especially Veterans 

CBS BALTIMORE
11/11/2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — 

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to join a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.


American TRAITOR Chuck Hagel
Organizers say Hagel will speak at the ceremony Tuesday and will pay tribute to U.S. service members. The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and is open to the public.

This year’s ceremony marks the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the Three Servicemen Statue at the memorial. The sculpture depicts a white solder, an African-American soldier and a Hispanic soldier as a tribute to Vietnam veterans. It was unveiled in 1984.


Hagel is the first enlisted combat veteran to lead the Defense Department. He joined the U.S. Army and volunteered to go to Vietnam and went on to earn two Purple Hearts.



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War Criminal George W. Bush Unveils Latest Oil Painting, Ghost-Written Biography Of Father

As if this mass-murdering, drunken retard could write a Dick and Jane sequel; it's high time the "mainstream media" call out these filthy rich frauds that claim to write their own books when in fact they were ghost-written - the real question here is why is this WAR CRIMINAL still walking free instead of "painting" his ludicrous, kindergarten "portraits" in a JAIL CELL:  Fox "News" cross-eyed, fake blond frauds continue attempt to sanitise Bush, hilariously claiming now that he has a "63%" approval rating    

DAILY MAIL
By Kieran Corcoran
11/10/2014

Former President revealed portrait in TV interview about his father;

George W Bush said he paid special attention to getting the noses right;

Has also written book about life of his father, President from 1988 to 1992;

Bush double-act portrait joins host of other world leaders painted by Bush



George W Bush has made no secret of his ambitions as a portrait artist - but his latest subject is one really close to his heart.


The former President has unveiled his newest oil painting, which shows him standing side by side with his father George H W Bush, who was President eight years before him.

The Presidential double-act is the latest in a slew of paintings by George W Bush. Other subjects have included Russian president Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Germany's Angela Merkel and the Dalai Lama.

Bush Jr. has also indulged in less serious subject, including the cat belonging to his mother, Barbara, and his own legs in the bathtub. 

He discussed his latest work on the Today Show this morning, where he said he tried to capture the 'gentle soul' of his father. He has previously painted his father individually.


How about a "portrait" of his war criminal accomplices?
Speaking about his artistic process, he said: 'I was very proud to be standing next to a man I admire greatly. First thing I wanted to make sure is I got the noses right. I've tried to paint a gentle soul, and I did it. As for me, I kind of bumbled through.' It is part of a promotional drive for a new book by Bush Jnr about his father, who was in the White House from 1988 to 1992.


The book, named 41 because his father was the 41st president, sees the leader open up about his father, covering topics such as Bush family life, meetings with world leaders and the Watergate scandal.

A section dealing with Vladimir Putin shows that Bush Snr was continuing to play a part on the world stage well into his 80s.


Or a "portrait" of  his Abu Ghraib torture victims?
Although the two almost talk politics, George W Bush would still use his father to help host world leaders - such as Putin in 2007, according to a preview of the book by Drudge Report. In an excerpt from the book, Bush told how he asked his father to invite Putin to the family compound at Walker's Point, Maine, so the two leaders could talk about missile defense programs.


In a surreal episode, Bush Sr., then 83, took Putin into the Atlantic on a speedboat. While the idea 'startled' the Russian leader at first, he 'loved' being driven at top-speed by the octogenarian politician when the time came.




They also went fishing, Bush wrote, though only Putin managed to catch anything. 


Or perhaps a few "portraits" of the military servicemen and women he MURDERED?

Elsewhere the book shows how a shocked Bush Snr told President Nixon to resign after learning he would lose an impeachment hearing over revelations he lied to the American people.


Or better yet - a self portrait 
Bush Snr, then chairman of the Republican National Committee, sent a letter to Nixon urging him quit for his own good and that of the country, according to a preview of the book by Drudge Report.

It said: 'I now firmly feel that resignation is best for this country, best for this President... If you do leave office, history will properly record your achievements with a lasting respect'.

The next day, he resigned.

41 is due to be released tomorrow.



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