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VetLikeMe, October 30 2014

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed sweeping changes in federal small busslaminess size standards based on inflation that could force thousands of small business that depend on federal contracts to close their doors.

We’ve Cut Off the Chicken’s Head

Montel Williams says “It’s time we took the chicken down…”

The Compartmentalisation of the Continents: The People's Voice

It has been my privilege to appear three times on David Icke's new channel, The People's Voice, via the fellow who first publicly championed by book, The Sun Thief, Jo Conrad. Jo has a show on The People's Voice called Free Spirits.

VA Resuming Normal Operations as Government Shutdown Ends

Employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs are working to resume normal operations as quickly as possible.

VA “Administrative Expenses” Subject to Sequestration

Today, Representative Mike Michaud (ME-02), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, reacted to the federal government shutdown’s impact on veterans and warned his colleagues about the future impacts of sequestration on the administrative expenses of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 09, 2013

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a number of resources to help seniors find affordable rentals, including:

Veterans’ Education Policy Subject of House Hearing

Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing examining policies designed to increase the educational opportunities provided to veterans at public, private and for-profit colleges and universities across the country.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 01, 2013

The result could mean more homeless veterans, less help for those looking for work, and tens of thousands of furloughed veteran struggling to make ends meet.

VA Joins With Million Hearts Campaign

February is American Heart Month, a time to educate Americans on what they can do to live heart-healthy lives.

Josie Monaghan – Vet Mother Angel Of Antioch, California

Frustrated by the VA's failure to provide ample community based veterans support ~ Blue star mother, Josie Monaghan, has taken the bull by the horns and with the help of a band of committed local citizens has created a heart centered East County veteran's drop in center, in Northern California.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 06, 2013

In August 2010, President Obama announced the Blue Button. Today, it has been downloaded 2.7 million times and the program has been adopted by both the Department of Defense and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 17, 2013

If you're suffering from a cold, the flu, or another virus, there are things you can do to help relieve the symptoms, but taking antibiotics will not help. Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections, such as strep throat.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 08, 2013

DoD Safe Helpline, operated by RAINN on behalf of the Department of Defense, is a secure, anonymous and confidential crisis support service that connects members of the military community to live sexual assault professionals for one-on-one support.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 12, 2012

A local business owner is doing her part to help veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Connie Pacheco is a former nurse and current owner of TootieScrubs on Grand Avenue.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 12, 2012

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy's devastation, I want you to know that VA is doing everything possible to provide safe and high quality care and benefits to Veterans in the New York Metropolitan area.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 16, 2012

Veterans treatment courts have popped up across the country to help troubled Vets integrate with VA care to get the help they need. The courts were featured on a recent edition of 60 Minutes.

Veteran Finds Work with Help From VA, Labor Department

Don’t give up hope. … You have to be persistent,” he said. “The doors will open. It’s not that dark out there. It seems that way, but there will be opportunities.”

Others-First Charity Awards Grant to “Vets Workshop”

The Veterans Workshop is grateful to the organization "Others First" for their generosity and help.

VT EXCLUSIVE: The FLAG that Identified The USS LIBERTY AGTR-5

A Letter from a USS LIBERTY survivor dated 10 June 1967 and a recollection from member of Rescue, Damage Control and Repair Team that boarded the USS Liberty on the early morning hours of June 9, 1967.

EXCLUSIVE TO VT: Message To The Churches From: USS LIBERTY Survivor,...

“Does this pain ever go away? Not when it remains unresolved does it ever really go away, and of course the Liberty matter still remains unresolved."

VFW Supports Expanding Service Members’ Housing Protections

Yesterday afternoon the VFW joined Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., at the U.S. Capitol, where Reed formally introduced the Servicemember Housing Protection Act, S. 3179, alongside Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., as well as Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden and leading veterans’ advocates.

Talking Torture: Mordechai to Manning

“If you had free reign over classified network...and you saw incredible things, awful things…things that belonged in the public domain...what would you do?”

Former Navy Doctor spearheading “Remote Medicine Initiative” to Pakistan

Let me introduce you to Dr. Gary Levin. Dr. Levin was in the US Navy from 1969 to 1971 serving as a general medical officer. He was in an amphibious group, and served on the USS Jeneau, LPD 10.

Google+ Plus and the L-Shaped Ambush (Part two)

In my earlier writings about the Google+ platform I suggested to my readers that this Google product was perhaps the most significant leap in social media technology since the invention of the telephone.

With LOVE To Vets with PTSD

"I have seen way too many OD’s from alcohol, but I have never seen an OD from cannabis. My opinion is that cannabis is a hell of a lot better than alcohol, Valium, or any synthetics because it is natural.”-John Fleming, MD.

Military Veterans And Cancer

Men and Women in the military know that they risk their lives when they go into combat. What they have not anticipated is that they might be exposed to chemicals or toxins that could cause cancer many years later

Minnesota Veteran Returns War Medals in Protest

“My ex-wife didn’t serve in Vietnam, I did. She wasn’t forced to killed people, I was. She wasn’t the one severely wounded, I was.

The VA in 3D: Examiner Examined (Part 6)

Captain May, I am writing for The Washington Examiner, and have come across your posts on the Veterans Today website. I can hardly believe the treatment you have endured, and wish to expose the abuse veterans receive from Veterans Administration hospitals. — Sincerely, Samantha Gilman, Opinion Page

Connecting the Military Dots

She walked onto the campus of the West LA Veterans Hospital in her Anne Taylor outfit and instantly could feel her throat tighten. "You OK Ma'am?" said one of the VA tour guides, a young male half her age.

Here’s To The End of The ‘Special Relationship’ and More Outing...

The bumper sticker reads, “I love my country…but I think we should start seeing other people” and recent events lead me to believe it could actually be happening in regards to the “special relationship” between US and Israel.

CIA – DOD – Panetta and the Hidden Truth

Former CIA Director Panetta condemns Marines peeing on dead Taliban with "utterly deplorable" comment. Ain't that the pot calling the kettle black? .

Pissed off Marines

As many of you already know, I volunteer at the "National Veterans Hotline" a few nights per month. The hotline website can be found at www.Veterans911.com Last night, I was on duty for close to four hours and during that time I talked to over twenty callers.

US-Israeli Spring Will Bring Deployment of Thousands of US Soldiers

This spring, Israel and US will showcase the largest ever missile defense exercise and establish US command posts in Israel and Israeli Forces will occupy EUCOM headquarters in Germany.

New Online Group for Out of Work Veterans

I was sent an email by a veteran who had lost his job last summer, and has been searching hard for a place to find work.

Sons of the Fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan

I seldom get moved about a movie, or a cause, beyond the confines of my own home, where I take time for my own kids every day, day after day, week after week.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 02, 2012

Nearly a decade of wars has taken a grueling toll on the families of thousands of dead warriors, including 20 from Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties.

MADE IN USA Messages and Obama’s Spine

President Obama “intends to hammer the theme of economic justice for ordinary Americans rather than continue his legislative battles with Congressional Republicans. In terms of the president’s relationship with Congress in 2012, the president is no longer tied to Washington, D.C.”

Homeless Veterans, Cable TV and the FBI

Once upon a time, I ran the largest shelter for Homeless Veterans in the USA, located in Boston Massachusetts. Here is a story that I remember with a smile:

Muslim Christian Jew, Extremism is Extremism

I recently read a story online about a little 8-year old girl from Israel and the trouble she encounters just going to her local elementary school everyday because some ultra-orthodox Jews living in a city called Beit Shemesh take offense to the way she dresses .

Homeless Veterans Bank Robbery

Every day at the homeless veterans shelter in Boston at ten in the morning there was a huge influx of vets.