Showing posts with label Veterans Affairs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Veterans Affairs. Show all posts

Episode 255: Veterans Day Interview

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This turned out to be part one of two interviews that we had originally planned.  Tim Heald is a former Army LRS Scout, discussed his experience with a politicized Department of Veteran's Affairs.  His blog can be found at Intolerable-Acts.org.  Specifically he is working to correct, "The VA’s abuse of the fiduciary program, and the violation of veterans’ 2nd Amendment Rights under the Constitution of the United States of America."


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Posting by Request: Fighting the VA

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The original subject of this message was The VAs abuse of the fiduciary program, and the denial of veterans 2nd Amendment Rights under the Constitution of the United States of America.  It is a personal appeal from a friend of mine, Tim Heald.  You can follow Tim at http://intolerable-acts.org/

As many of you know I have bee struggling with the VA over the fiduciary program and the 2nd Amendment. Specifically over the lies they are telling vets that are added to the fiduciary program. I have been unable to ascertain who is even responsible, much less have my grievances addressed.  As such I've decided to go outside the VA to attempt to rectify the situation. Today I contacted the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. This is what I sent them through Facebook, email and the form on their web site:

Gentlemen and woman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs,

My name is Timothy Heald. I am a 100% disabled veteran, a prior service Infantryman, Paratrooper and Long Range Surveillance Senior Scout Observer.  I served in the Army and the Army National Guard for a total of 8 years, with 2 deployments. I ETS'd from service in Feb. 2006.

I recently received a letter from the DVA informing me that I had been found incompetent to handle my funds, and had been assigned a fiduciary. While I disagree with this decision, that is not the primary cause of my decision to write to you today.

My motivation for instigating this discussion is located in the 4th paragraph of the letter I received notifying me of this decision. That paragraph states:

"As we advised you previously , the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act prohibits you from purchasing, possessing, receiving or transporting a firearm or ammunition based upon our determination that you are incompetent to handle your VA funds. You may be fined and/or imprisoned if you knowingly violate this law."

Episode 233: Throwing Out Bad Decisions

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Another late posting of the episode, life rolls on!

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Episode 215: Dirty Jobs

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Well, we didn't let a little ditch distract us from catching up and recording this week's podcast! We followed the same articles - to a degree - and had a fun time for a Monday night recording. With the primary in Ken's home state tomorrow, we spent some time on that subject and talked about how dirty a job politics really is.

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Articles for Episode 215: Dirty Jobs

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Yes, there are plenty of places that have jobs that will get you physically dirty. Politics can also be considered a dirty jobs and that's what we're going to talk about in this episode. Here are the articles we've got lined up for this episode:
There's always more to talk about. Here are more stoires to talk about:
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Episode 204: Gone Too Far

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This episode includes an interview with Raymond V. Davis III, independent candidate for US Congress for West Virginia's 1st district.  You can find out more about Raymond at his website, http://raymondvdavisiiiforuscongress.webs.com/.

We also had time to talk about a few news articles in the episode!  As I said in the show notes, some things have gone too far.  We had a fun discussion about some of those items.


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Articles for Episode 204: Gone Too Far

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I think it's fair to say that some things have gone too far - whether you are talking about spending, campaiging or protesting. In this episode we talk about some stories pointing out where politicians, preachers and pizza guys have taken things a bit too far. Join us for the conversation every Sunday night at 8:30pm Eastern.

Here are the articles for this episode:
There were, of course, other stories we could have talked about">here are more than a few:
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Episode 170: Power, Money and Influence

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While our prayers are with the families of those impacted by the disasters that have struck Japan, our discussion focuses on the three real reasons many get in to politics.

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Episode 150: A Glimpse Beyond

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Prompted by the user submitted article by Shoramin, we begin to look forward past the November elections, to see some of the things that are already being discussed about the next two years.  Additionaly, we had some "current" items to catch up on, including the fact that, "the rent is too damn high."

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Episode 106: Cojones

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In tonight's episode we're talking about the obvious presence or lack of cajones that are expressed in the selection of news articles. From a secretary that felt bad to Obama's Afghan decision, it's going to be a big case of balls! Join us tonight at 8:30pm or visit http://www.eastcoastconservative.com

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Episode 103: Veteran's Day Ranting

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This past week was a time for remembering and recognition. It was also a week filled with some of the most amazingly mind-boggling headlines that we have to talk about tonight! From the way the Obama administration is handling the Ft. Hood shooter to elements of the health care bill that are coming out of the text.

Be sure to mark November 22 on your calendars! That will be our episode 104 which based on fuzzy math is two years of podcasts. The show is actually a bit older than that, since we had a false start before getting "in the groove" as it were. For our second year's show we are going to have some of the folks that have joined us in the past back to reflect on things we said then, where those items are now and where we think they're going to be looking forward. You won't want to miss this episode!

Also, we have to announce a calendar change for episode 105. Due to a conflict, the show will be on Saturday, November 28 instead of Sunday November 29th. We'll still be recording at 8:30pm Eastern.

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Episode 87: Grayscale Politics

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Our President has decided that he can blur the lines between Federal and State duties with the Gates issue and make an obvious race baiting statement. Meanwhile, Clinton is trying to actually do her job and getting bombarded from all sides. A lot of good interaction from Talkshoe and SecondLife tonight! Thanks to all who take the time to join us when we record the show every weekend. We went done an interesting path near the end of the show, talking about some of the things that have been lost in today's political debate - including the ability to disagree without being disagreeable. Items discussed in tonight's show:

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Episode 85: Good Idea, Bad Idea

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In this episode talked about some ideas that have been tossed about, and why they are good ideas or bad ideas. These can come from any source, from the average citizen to lobby groups and even proposed legislation and news articles. A lot of participation from both TalkShoe and SecondLife again in this episode, thanks to all who joined in! The show had to be edited due to some technical issues but that's okay We now have a discussion forum at RepublicanOperative.com that you can access it by going to http://www.republicanoperative.com/forums/ecc-podcast-episodes/. Also, our facebook page is up and running and of course we have our store at Printfection.com/eccstuff. Thank you for your continued support and participation with the show. Good Idea: Jackson Funeral held at Staples Center
Bad Idea: Los Angeles Pays for Michael Jackson Funeral
Good Idea:Proposed amendment: Brevity Act
Bad Idea: Required Paid Leave Act
Good Idea: Get Away From The Beltway (Mine!)
Bad Idea: Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act
Good Idea: Increasing benefits for veterans
Bad Idea: Telling soldiers they can't smoke
Good Idea: Inviting New Media reps to White House Press Corps to get "Internet" questions
Bad Idea: Telling the White House Press Corps What to Say and when to say it

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Episode 78: Memorial Day

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Sorry for being SO late in posting this, folks (almost a week) but I have been trying (and trying and trying) to get the audio on this episode cleaned up. Needless to say, I have not been too successful. Ken and I have tried a number of different ways to clean up the audio for the podcast. Due to the nature of TalkShoe, the sound quality is going to be phone-line at best. On this episode Ken and I wanted to talk mainly about Memorial Day - what it is and what it isn't. I read "On Flander's Field" and shared snippets from letters that I have from a grandfather many great's back who fought with a Texas regiment in the Civil War. We also talked about Obama's speech about Gitmo and Hubble! Links to things discussed:

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Episode Fourteen: Bans, Boards, Blunders, Backstabing and the Balkans

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Another successful show! Based on some research, the podcast now has twice as many episodes as the "burn-out" point. Speaking of burning, our feed has moved to http://feeds.feedburner.com/EastCoastConservative, please update your RSS reader!

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Just me an Ken tonight (but that's just fine) and we had some interesting topics to bring up! Buffalo's school board has some issues, Florida has a "Marriage Protection" amendment on the fall ballot... and some issues.

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