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Salem-News.com (May-07-2014 14:20)

The Government Benefits Ship Sailed for Veterans/Widows Alike Long Ago

This time there seems to be some associated deaths with this fudging the numbers.

(SNELVILLE, GA) - Veterans and widows Anyone listening to the news lately has seen the insidious issues found at Phoenix VA and just as I suggested this is happening in other places. Now Colorado seems to be in the same activity of fudging numbers to make themselves and VA look much much better than they are and achieve their bonus pay. I am quite sure other VA’s are doing the same thing and have been for government propaganda as to how good they are doing.

As I suggest in my white papers this is and has been on-going for decades now in one way or another.

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Salem-News.com (May-06-2014 12:32)

Marines Converge on SLC in May, Telling Hard, Real Stories About Deadly Marine Base Contamination

Camp Lejeune Marine veterans continue to have their claims for compensation rejected at an 84% rate. 82 that were stationed at CLNC have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

(SALT LAKE CITY) - Aaron M Davis The movie "Semper Fi, Always Faithful" will be shown in the downtown Salt Lake City Library May 17, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

Following the free screening, there will be a panel discussion with "Betrayal: Toxic Exposures of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-Up" authors Robert O'Dowd and Tim King, Lorena Hansen, local leader of the Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance, and moderated by former Marine Aaron Davis who was stationed at Camp Lejeune for 3 1/2 years, and just won a battle with cancer.

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Salem-News.com (May-06-2014 12:05)

USA Today Reveals VA Treatment Records at Fort Collins Were Falsified

The Medical Inspector's probe in the Fort Collins case could not confirm that patients had been harmed "due to the lack of specific cases evaluation."

(WASHINGTON DC USA Today) - US soldier A VA investigation of one of its outpatient clinics in Colorado reveals how ingrained delays in medical care may be for an agency struggling to rapidly treat nearly 9 million veterans a year amid allegations that dozens have died because of delays.

Clerks at the Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Fort Collins were instructed last year how to falsify appointment records so it appeared the small staff of doctors was seeing patients within the agency's goal of 14 days...

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Salem-News.com (May-01-2014 11:22)

The VA is at it AGAIN!!

This one is going to cost MILLIONS.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Broken piggybank Another example of "run-away" spending by our "friends" at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. This was received overnight from a trusted, well-placed source in the VA. Can't wait for my Congressman's local Advisory Group meeting on 15 May!!

I got a phone call from my coach Monday advising me that the VA "found" some money and they are taking 2,000 people across the nation who are not meeting the production standard and sending them to a training facility in Leesburg, VA for 3 weeks. (National Convention Center, Leesburg, Virginia - we have the old Xerox building - read some of the reviews)

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Salem-News.com (Apr-28-2014 09:12)

FBI Catches VA Medical Center Director in Conspiracy and Fraud

Montague solicited money and a consulting contract from Business 75 in exchange for information related to VA contracts and projects, which would benefit Business 75, Business 75’s principal and their designees, according to the indictment. This was done to give Business 75 an advantage in obtaining VA contracts and projects.

(WASHINGTON DC) - VA Medical Center Director William Montague VA Medical Center Director William Montague recently pleaded guilty on 64 counts for conspiracy, money laundering and fraud.

He agreed to pay over $390,000 and will be sentenced on May 20. VA OIG just released the details of the events leading up to the prosecution in its newsletter from the Department of Justice website.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-23-2014 13:20)

Oregon State Director of Veterans Affairs C-123 Veterans` Agent Orange Exposure Claims

A spokesperson for the C-123 Veterans Association expressed appreciation for Director Smith's direct and very effective support, noting that Marines like him can always be counted on when the Air Force needs help.

(SALEM) - Director Cameron Smith, OR Veterans Affairs Himself a Gulf War veteran, Director Cameron Smith of the State of Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs, formally wrote VA Secretary Shinseki detailing C-123 veterans' eligibility for VA Agent Orange exposure benefits!

Director Smith's letter puts the VA on notice that yet another agency concurs with C-123 veterans' claims for having been exposed to Agent Orange and its contaminant, dioxin, during post-Vietnam decade of flying those warplanes.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2014 12:00)

Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Veterans To Warn Neighbors Of Their Combat Service

"After reading this i am of the opinion that Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va) would have been better named Jim Moron." - Salem-News.com's Bob Collinsworth

(WASHINGTON DC) - Land of the Free with Restrictions Following a second mass shooting at Fort Hood, at least one lawmaker thinks a bill currently under consideration will ensure the safety of American communities by requiring the estimated 2.6 million unstable veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan to tell their neighbors of their combat service.

The Fortify & Unite Communities to Keep Veterans’ External Threats Secure Act (H.R. 1874) which was introduced on Tuesday, would require military veterans to register with the Department of Homeland Security and periodically “check-in” with a case officer...

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2014 10:54)

American Legion Post #1 Supports Veteran Health Motorcycle Outreach Mission

Portland post supports our efforts to educate Veterans.

(PORTLAND) - Tim King's Suzuki GFS1200 Bandit The American Legion Post #1 in Portland made a generous donation to Operation Red Dragonfly, Salem-News.com's Veteran Health Outreach Mission that is taking place for the second year in a row.

Salem-News.com editor Tim King will traverse the nation, giving talks about critical life and death issues affecting all Americans.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-15-2014 19:59)

Oregon State Rep Kim Thatcher Contributes to Motorcycle Veteran`s Outreach Mission

I strongly appreciate the donation from Kim Thatcher, I hope it inspires others in Oregon to do the same...

(SALEM) - Oregon State Rep Kim Thatcher and Tim King State Representative Kim Thatcher is the first Oregon politician to contribute to Operation Red Dragonfly.

It is my personal outreach mission to educate Americans about the impacts of military base chemical toxic contamination on Veterans, their families, and civilians who are affected due to residential proximity to polluted bases, many of which are closed, yet no less lethal.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-11-2014 14:26)

Study Suggests Veteran`s Agent Orange Exposure for C-123 Crews Will Cost $1.8 Million

Veterans have been forced to resort to expensive legal procedures to access necessary scientific and administrative documents.

(SALEM) - C-123 Provider by Fairchild This week it was estimated that an Institute of Medicine study of veterans’ Agent Orange exposure aboard C-123 transports will cost approximately $1,800,000.00.

The study, ordered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, addresses exposure concerns raised by veterans who flew these former Agent Orange spray transports between 1972-1982.

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