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Salem-News.com (Jul-02-2014 18:54)

ODV Seeking Donations to Help Oregon Veterans Programs

In Oregon, between 2008 and 2012, suicide rates among veterans were significantly higher compared to non-veterans.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - State of Oregon Veterans The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs is now accepting online donations to support four funds aimed at improving programs and supporting efforts that benefit Oregon veterans.

One of the funds, the Veteran Suicide Awareness and Prevention Fund, was established in 2013 when the Oregon Legislature passed SB 762 creating a public information campaign to raise awareness and prevent suicide by veterans in Oregon.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-25-2014 23:05)

Police Shoot 95-Year-Old WWII Vet to Death for Refusing to Go to Hospital

Lawsuit says victim was shot by beanbag rounds at close range.

(CHICAGO) - John Wrana Jr. Suburban Chicago police shot a 95-year-old WWII veteran to death with bean bag rounds at short range because he refused to go to the hospital, his stepdaughter claims in court.

Victory Center employees tried to get Wrana into an ambulance, but he allegedly refused to leave his room. The defendant officers responded to employees' 911 call, and also were unable to persuade Wrana to go to the hospital. The officers conferred and decided to seize Wrana by force,

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Salem-News.com (Jun-09-2014 17:26)

50,000 Veterans Contacted to Get Off Waiting Lists and Into Clinics

“It is our duty and our privilege to provide Veterans the care they have earned through their service and sacrifice,” said Acting Secretary Gibson. Contacted to Get Off Waiting Lists, Into Clinics

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday, released the results from its Nationwide Access Audit, along with facility level patient access data, medical center quality and efficiency data, and mental health provider survey data, for all Veterans health facilities.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-06-2014 11:43)

Congress Overlooked?

The U.S. Congress’s Oath of Office conflicts with the veteran’s betrayal by the DOD.

(SALEM, Ore.) - US Congress As of 2014, the U.S. Congress has yet to make a "Rule" preventing the "Degrading" rape of and injurious, non-consensual experiments on U.S. Military Personnel, i.e., by a Law of the Land NOT by a Dept. of Defense (DOD) disobeyed Sec. of Defense Rule.

"To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces" is the U.S. Congress’s responsibility under the U.S. Constitution, Art. I, Sect. 8, Clause 14 and under the Bill of Rights, Amendment VIII.

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Salem-News.com (May-26-2014 01:20)

Memorial Day, Do At Least One Thing

Memorial Day is a day for giving thanks, and respect...

(NEWBURGH, Indiana) - memorial day Memorial Day is a time to remember the men and women who have died serving our country. This special day is not the only time we should remember them but the holiday underscores the importance of having a time to revere and respect people who are sacred to our country. They are our heroes who are buried across America. They left home to go to hostile places and laid down their lives for us.

Take a moment and visit the grave of someone who died representing us. When you go take just a few moments and give thanks for that person who will be one of many, many thousands who have made what we have in America possible.

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Salem-News.com (May-23-2014 12:28)

Wrongful Deaths at the VA: VA Pays $200 Million in Malpractice Claims

If the "troops" are so important, why does it take the US Gov't so long to act?

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - VA hospitals When the wrongful death malpractice claims at the Phoenix V.A. Hospital hit the news it was all about Phoenix...Phoenix...Phoenix with 40 dead veterans waiting for a diagnosis, not even medical care, which would have prolonged or saved their lives. The report includes information from about 175 VA Hospitals and found that almost all of them had dozens of inadequate care and wrongful deaths. All of this should NOT be happening!

The V.A. has paid out a high amount for their medical malpractice claims but it seems to feel that it is someone else's money. None of the malpractice doctors have paid out a cent which seems to be a gross and bad disincentive!

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Salem-News.com (May-21-2014 07:52)

Veterans for Peace is Banned From Duluth`s Memorial Day Parade

“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.”-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

(DULUTH, MN) - Salem-News.com For the first time in recent memory, the Duluth-area Vets for Peace Chapter 80 float has been banned from participating in Duluth’s Memorial Day parade.

The Northland Veterans Services Committee, which is the organizing committee that is planning this year’s Memorial Day parade has informed the local chapter of Vets for Peace that it will not be allowed to participate. The decision was recently announced over the phone to VFP Chapter 80 president Phil Anderson. The person on the phone simply said that the planning committee "didn't like us or our group”.

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Salem-News.com (May-20-2014 22:09)

Veterans Affairs Scandal Investigated

Veterans dying while they wait for a doctor is beyond the pale for Americans.

(MEDIA, PA) - American flag The VA has been caught with its pants down. VA Medical Centers all across the Country are under investigation, a scandal that should not have happened.

40 plus Veterans died while waiting up to 21 months to be seen by specialist doctors for various life threatening illnesses at the VAMC Phoenix, Arizona. More deaths are also reported at other VAMC’s nationwide.

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Salem-News.com (May-07-2014 22:55)

VA Medical Malpractice with Death: They are killing our Veterans!

Are our VA hospitals equal to NAZI death camps?

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - American flag A recent expose’ of at least 40 medical malpractice deaths at the Phoenix Arizona VA hospital brings to the forefront the fact that VA medical care is more dangerous than combat itself.

My first article about this subject was published on Salem-News.com Feb 26, 2009, “VA Malpractice with Veterans and President Obama”, with the hope of alerting whoever might be in charge, but nothing appears to have happened except for many more expose’s and articles about the obscene reports of millions in financial payouts such as the recent report from the Dayton, Ohio Daily News which posted “VA Malpractice payouts hits a 10-year high”.

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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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