Part of the New England Patriots football team refuses to go to the White House ...
Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by justpassingthru, Apr 19, 2017 at 12:08 PM.
He will be along soon. He is always behind and trying to play catch up.
So an entire day is wasted on a bunch of steroid fed hulks that chase a ball around a field while attempting destroy each other . That time could be better spent , well it could just be better spent !
Our CIC is intent on making sure our golf courses are protected from those that would love to inflict damage on our soil and he needs to get it together and start being Presidential . Yes that is harsh but we are getting pissed off being spread so thin that we are becoming targets having to fight 5 wars at once and you can call me down all you like but if you do , be prepared to strap on some boots and come give us a hand . Stop the fucking drawdowns already .
I spent my time serving my country. It is about time some of the people who keep wanting to fight on the street puts on an uniform.
Some of the people who have so much advice on forums could pick out their uniform also.
That's part of the problem. Many of the people saying we should send troops in here or there or wherever to kick ass aren't in the military and probably never have been, and you damned sure don't see them volunteering to go.
Trump signed a bill for vets while they where there because the Patriots and Bob Kraft owner do programs for Vets....
dont expect that to hit the news.....That's Bob Kraft to the right of Trump
Trump signs bill allowing veterans to seek care outside broken VA system
The legislation came as a response to a scandal involving long wait times at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and a subsequent cover up of those wait times.
In 2014, a White House audit found that more than 57,000 veterans waited at least 90 days to see a doctor, while another 63,000 never received an initial appointment over the past 10 years. Thirty-five veterans died while waiting for care in the Phoenix VHA system, according to VA internal investigations.
BTW----the generals are in charge and I dont think Trump is stopping them from doing as they see fit.....
Where are the people on this forum that had so much good to say about the VA a while back.
I tried to explain what is really happening but so many who have never been in the military were sure the VA wasn't guilty of this sort of thing.
Read the part where 63,000 never received an appointment over the last 10 years and 35 died while waiting for care in a single VA hospital.
Shooter is right here. He has previously described his experience with the VA care his dad received in both Tucson and Denver.
In 2014 9.1 Million veterans were enrolled in the VA and about 6.6 Million of them sought or received treatment.
It is a tragedy anytime one of our veterans doesn't receive the care they deserve.
At the same time, a government agency that is 99% effective in achieving it's mission is something of a miracle.
Sounds like you need a math lesson. 9.1 million enrolled and only 6.6 million received treatment.
Where did you go to school that taught you 6.6 was 99% of 9.1?
9.1 Million veterans are enrolled in the VA.
In 2014 6.6 Million of them sought or received treatment.
The other 3.5 Million did not need or seek treatment.
Of the 6.6 Million who did seek or receive treatment, 63,000 did not receive an appointment or treatment. (NOTE: the 63,000 referred to did not receive an appointment, but that is over 10 years. For simplicity and to look at the result least favorable to the VA Shooter did not take the 10 year span into account)
They did not enroll in the VA just for fun. If a veteran enrolls in the VA it is for a reason as it is a lot of work and effort.
Why do you think they would have enrolled in the VA for?
I applaud that and it is sorely needed , we have some seriously shell shocked men and women that need us more than ever .
My concern is that there is a WH full of able bodied strong men with big smiles and multi million dollar paychecks living it up while my men fall by the wayside on a daily basis . Can we have a few of those strong men to give us a hand ? We are not greedy , we just need a few . I tend to believe that those men would spend more time crying themselves to sleep than actually fighting though .
They make in a week what we make in a year yet here we are and there they are ! On your last statement , it is not that cut and dry , there is still congress and others to deal with before we get to go all rogue .
You Have a 1.5 million standing Military force and it sounds like you need to go up the chain of command to get your answers.......
I dont have a clue where you are and you have never said...I will not ask....
Obama left us in a state of "look like we are doing something" while we do nothing to win....
It will take some time to change a lot of that I feel....
Congress only seems to want to get elected the next time around....I am fed up with them....
In 3 months Trump has been more hawkish than I thought he would be so let's see what the
country feels about that.......
I dont think you will ever have the press on your side.....
I still say we should make it a qualification that all politicians must spend 3 years in the military before being allowed to run for office.
Shooter thinks before anyone can run for any office, or hold any government job, or for that matter vote, they should serve in the military.
Let them get a little skin in the game.
I saw where the reported who made up the story about how many more players went to the White House to see Obama has come out and admitted he is an idiot and didn't take time to find out the truth.
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