Sunday, October 22, 2017

Betty Price puts crazy on display

BULLY BOY PRESS &   CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL AID TABLE

GEORGIA STATE REP. BETTY PRICE ASKED IF PEOPLE WITH H.I.V. COULD BE LEGALLY QUARANTINED . . . PROVING THAT GEORGIA NEEDS TO IMPLEMENT SANITY TESTS FOR ALL STATE REPS. IMMEDIATELY.



FROM THE TCI WIRE:



Its very obvious now:US want to stay in power.they Will let him show the iraqis his muscle bc its election in iraq next april





Yes, it is very obvious.

It was very obvious before that when the US government looked away from thug Nouri al-Maliki's crimes.  Even more so when he lost the 2010 election and they created The Erbil Agreement to give him a second term anyway.

Time and again, the US government -- regardless of who occupies the White House -- pimps and promotes despots who attack the people they are supposed to represent.

The motives of the US government never have a damn thing to do with humanitarian causes or issues.  That's the fig leaf liars like Samantha Power hide behind.

The Iraqi people have not even had the pretense of self-determination and, as long as the US occupies Iraq, they probably never will.

Meanwhile, old Blue Balls finally surfaced.


Welcome joint calls from and to enter negotiations and resolve all pending issues on the basis of the Iraqi constitution.






Oh, good, joint calls.

For talks.

And will the US call for the attacks to cease so talks can begin?



troops recently allied with Iraqi army to defeat group, now find themselves fighting with the army and Hashd al-Shaabi.


 


RECOMMENDED: "They never see it coming because they're so stupid..."
"Isakson Announces Committee Vote on Three Pending ..."
"I don't need lessons from either one of them. Why ..."
"Coming from a woman who stole money from Haitian e..."
"The conspiracy to censor the Internet"
"Iraq snapshot"
"MUSIC LEGEND DIANA ROSS TO RECEIVE THE “AMERICAN M..."
"Honoree Rosanne Haggerty, NBC’s Willie Geist Join ..."
"Episode 52: Taxes, Trade, DNC Silliness & A Progre..."
"Talk Nation Radio: Blaine Harden on The Dark Reign..."
"South Central Michigan Greens meet-up on Sunday Oc..."
"I'm Gone"
"Roasted Root Vegetables in the Kitchen"
"GEOSTORM"
"Not Over You Yet"
"Clinton blames Russia for Diana's win!"
"THIS JUST IN! DIANA RISES, HILLARY SINKS!"
"I Will Survive"
"More and More"
""The Boss" and "It's My Turn""
"A well deserved award at last"
"i want muscles ..."
"Diana sings Amazing Grace"
"Mirror Mirror (Diana Ross)"





  •  
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Clinton blames Russia for Diana's win!

    BULLY BOY PRESS &   CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL AID TABLE


    NOVEMBER 19TH, THE LEGENDARY DIANA ROSS WILL BE PRESENTED WITH THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ON THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.



    ONE PERSON NOT PLANNING TO WATCH ABC THAT NIGHT?

    CRANKY CLINTON WHO TOLD THESE REPORTERS, "WORKING OVERTIME?  THAT HEFFER DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT WORK! NO WOMAN HAS WORKED HARDER THAN ME!  EVER!  THAT SHOULD BE MY AWARD!  CLEARLY RUSSIA 'WORKED OVERTIME' TO ENSURE THAT I DID NOT GET THAT AWARD!  THIS IS ALL BECAUSE I POOTED THAT TIME I WAS STANDING BESIDE VLADIMIR PUTIN.  PUTIN HAS NEVER FORGIVEN ME FOR POOTING!  I AM AT WORK ON ANOTHER BOOK ABOUT THIS ROBBERY -- WHAT HAPPENED AGAIN!"


    FROM THE TCI WIRE:

    Oil-rich Kirkuk.

    Emma Sky pens a column for THE GUARDIAN and does so with little grasp of how much a part of the problem she was and remains:

    For months, we had been beseeching Baghdad to grant Kirkuk a special status. We argued that the “Kirkuk issue” could derail the national discussion on Iraq’s new constitution. There was real potential for conflict within the province that we feared could spill over into other parts of the country and encourage the involvement of external actors. Some form of special status could defer the determination of Kirkuk’s final standing for five years – to provide the time and space to resolve the issues, and strengthen local leadership.
    We believed special status had the support of the local population – and would stop Kirkuk being a political football between Baghdad and the Kurds. But despite our arguments, the coalition did not grant such status.
    Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution set out a process for resolving the status of those territories disputed between Baghdad and Irbil (the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan). But it was never implemented.
    Over the intervening years, the Kurds exerted greater control over the province. Kirkuk became a stronghold for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, which selected the governor.

    When the Iraqi security forces fled in the face of Isis in 2014 it was the Kurds, with support from the US-led coalition, who fought back and pushed them out of Kirkuk.

    This decision to avoid conflict -- kick the can.

    And Emma wants a real dialogue now.

    How can you have a dialogue with a Baghdad-based government that has refused to follow the Iraqi Constitution?

    Article 140 -- a delaying tactic -- was supposed to be implemented by the end of 2007.

    The Iraqi Constitution states it will be implemented by that time.

    It was never implemented.


    Thug Nouri al-Maliki was prime minister then.

    He went on to lose the 2010 election but Barack Obama had the US negotiate The Erbil Agreement to give him a second term that the voters would not.  That contract called for Article 140 to be implemented.  And Nouri swore it would be in one month.

    A month later?

    Nouri called it off.

    Article 140 calls for a census in Kirkuk and a referendum to determine its fate.

    Ten years after it was supposed to be implemented, per the Iraqi Constitution, it still has not been.

    This is what The RAND Corporation has called out noting that this is going to be a huge problem.

    Instead of addressing the problem, the plan by non-Iraqis (like  Emma Sky -- she's British) has been to repeatedly postpone reality.

    One way or another, this has to be resolved.

    (Emma Sky has a much better piece at THE ATLANTIC.)

    At FOREIGN POLICY, Emile Simpson (Iraq War veteran and, like Sky, also British) notes:


    On Monday, as Iraqi regular forces and Shiite militia rolled into the city of Kirkuk that lies at the center of the territories and oil fields disputed between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi government, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad issued this statement: “ISIS remains the true enemy of Iraq, and we urge all parties to remain focused on finishing the liberation of their country from this menace.” The U.S. commander on the ground, Maj. Gen. Robert White, said the same thing: “We continue to advocate dialogue between Iraqi and Kurdish authorities. All parties must remain focused on the defeat of our common enemy, ISIS, in Iraq.”
    Translation: We have been given no political strategy from Washington, so please, everyone, just stick to our military plan until we work one out.
    [. . .]
    But here we go again: We are nearing a military success against the Islamic State but have failed to define the peace that follows, because no serious attempt has been made to even define what that peace should look like in advance. This is what happens when you fixate on defeating an enemy militarily but don’t bother with political strategy.




    RECOMMENDED: "Iraq snapshot"
    "Iraq snapshot"
    "So long in coming"
    "Diana"
    "EMPIRE episode four"
    "scandal finally gets it right"
    "If Motown had any brains . . ."
    "Cat Power's "Lived In Bars""
    "Foolin'"
    "FBI rescues 84 exploited children"
    "Crazy Cass and Samantha Power"
    "Gloria Keep The Money Steinem"
    "This is coming up!"
    "I don't want to go to Chelsea"
    "Great news!!!!"
    "Nothing would surprise me"
    "We already knew it was good for absolutely nothing"
    "Bees see a blue halo"
    "Blue Apron laying off employees"
    "Oh, how they have fallen"
    "exposing 'the intercept'"
    "Disgusting"
    "Hillary wasn't drunk this time!"
    "THIS JUST IN! HILLARY, THAT'S JENNY CRAIG CALLING!"










  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Hillary wasn't drunk this time!

    BULLY BOY PRESS &   CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL AID TABLE

    HILLARY CLINTON'S FALL EARLIER THIS WEEK RESULTED IN HER WEARING A MEDICAL BOOT AND IN WAGS INSISTING SHE WAS "DRUNK AGAIN."

    BETWEEN HAVING CONFESSED IN HER RECENT TELL-ALL TO SELF-MEDICATING WITH BOOZE AND A FACE THAT APPEARS TO BE FINALLY SHOWING THE YEARS OF HEAVY DRINKING, MANY ASSUME SHE HAD TO HAVE BEEN DRUNK AGAIN.

    BUT SHE WASN'T A BOOZE HOUND.

    AT LEAST NOT ON THAT DAY.

    NO, THE TRUTH IS THAT SHE'S TAKEN ON A LITTLE MORE THAN SHE SHOULD.

    THE WOMAN BILL'S TAKEN TO CALLING "MY TUG BOAT" MAY HAVE STRONG CANKLES BUT EVEN THEY CAN ONLY HOLD UP SO MUCH WEIGHT AND WITH A BADONK-A-DONK THE SIZE OF THREE LARGE WOMEN, THE TUMBLE AND INJURY ARE SEEN AS A LONG TIME COMING.

    REACHED FOR COMMENT, CRANKY TOLD THESE REPORTS, "I'M EATING!  CALL BACK LATER!"


    FROM THE TCI WIRE:



    It's being called The Talabani Treason on social media -- the Talabanis taking money to sell out the Kurds and pull the peshmerga out of Kirkuk (see yesterday's snapshot).

    Yet it's not being mentioned in the US press.

    It's reported by the Arabic press, what the Talabanis did, how they betrayed their own and how this will hurt their political party in the next elections.

    But there's silence in the US.

    And the pretense that the Iraqi military 'won' Kirkuk.

    There was no fight.

    The Peshmerga were ordered back by the Talabanis.  Jalal Talabani, it turns out, represented his family quite well, they were/are all whores for money.  They will sell out anyone for a few coins tossed their way.

    Talk about FAKE NEWS.  How are Americans supposed to be informed when the press lies so badly?

    Buried deep in Nahih Bulos' LOS ANGELES TIMES 'report,' they can find this:

     Massoud Haider, a Kurdish member of parliament, said the government takeover was part of a deal negotiated by Iran between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan — a skittish partner of Massoud Barzani, the president of Iraq’s Kurdish region — and Shiite-dominated paramilitary groups that are collectively known as Popular Mobilization Forces and backed by Iran.

    Buried deep.  How deep?  It's paragraph 13.

    And it's misleading.

    "Skittish partner of Massoud Barani"?

    Is Nancy Pelosi the partner -- skittish or otherwise -- of Donald Trump?

    The PUK is the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan -- the political party controlled by the Talabani family.  It began in the 70s when the Talabanis broke with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (founded in 1946) which is led by the Barzanis.

    They are not partners, they are rivals.

    KDP is the dominant party in the Kurdistan Region.

    The next most popular party, as of the last election cycle, is the CIA-backed GORAN party.  In third place is the PUK.

    They're in third place exactly because of this sort of back stabbing move by the Talabanis on Kirkuk.

    They are not the partners of Barzani and THE LOS ANGELES TIMES has misled every reader they have -- granted it's not as many as they had ten years ago -- or even five -- but they still have a few.




    RECOMMENDED: "Iraq snapshot"
    "Iraq snapshot"
    "Iraq snapshot"
    "Things worsen . . ."
    "Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "The Weinstein ..."
    "Arrow's going to do what?"
    "Only five?"
    "On Rose's last few rough days"
    "Time for a new Batman"
    "The "H" in Hillary stands for Hypocrite"
    "KEVIN PROBABLY SAVES THE WORLD and Barack's part in opioid deaths"
    "Dumbest thing I've done in the last 10 years"
    "They aren't there for us"
    "That awful Friedman"
    "jimmy kimmel's trash (so is ben affleck, so is matt damon)"
    "KEVIN PROBABLY SAVES THE WORLD "
    "Cher and other things"
    "BACK TO SCHOOL and Sundance"
    "Look what's happening in Flint now"
    "Oil spill and Hillary gets booed"
    "Pro-rape Jimmy Kimmel 'entertains' some"
    "jimmy kimmel's trash (so is ben affleck, so is matt damon)"
    "Nate Silver is a stooge"
    "Jimmy Kimmel is a creep and a sociopath"
    "I think that Hillary Clinton is a Tool of Stupidity"


    "She intends to crowd them out of the way"
    "THIS JUST IN! CRANKY'S GOT A NEW PLAN TO SEW UP THE 2020 NOMINATION!"





    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    She intends to crowd them out of the way

    BULLY BOY PRESS &   CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL AID TABLE


    JOHN DELANEY IS RUNNING FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION IN 2020.

    IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF HIM, THANK HILLARY CLINTON.

    SAID CRANKY CLINTON TO THESE REPORTERS, "MY PLAN IS TO SUCK ALL THE OXYGEN OUT OF THE ROOM FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS AND THEN, IN THE FINAL MONTHS, SWOOP IN, GRAB THE NOMINATION AND RUN WITH IT. MY SLOGAN IN 2020 WILL BE 'YOU BETTER BE WITH ME, DAMN IT!, OR IT'S A BULLET TO THE HEAD!' I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING PEOPLE CAN GET BEHIND."

    FROM THE TCI WIRE:




    IBT reports that Hayder is denying that the Iraqi military is being mobilized and on the verge of attacking.


    PM "Our forces cannot & will not attack our citizens, Arab or Kurd. The fake news being spread has a deplorable agenda behind it"






    While some are calling it fake news, there is this:



    Soldiers from Iraqi ERD are posting photos on social media alongside newly captured Peshmerga positions south of







    : Iraqi general announces beginning of military operation against Kurdish-held province





    Iraqi militia burning a Kurdish flag in a position they took over near Kerkuk. Why Kurds don't trust these sectarian & racist scum.
     






    Oil rich Kirkuk has always been a hot spot.

    Bully Boy Bush had to send troops to defuse the situation at one point, former President Barack Obama had to do the same.

    Baghdad wants Kirkuk due to the oil, the KRG wants it due to the oil.

    The RAND Corporation, at the end of Bully Boy Bush's occupying the White House, identified Kirkuk as the hot spot noting that the unresolved status meant problems for the future.




    Iraq is about to declare war on Iraqi Kurdistan simply because the want freedom. Is the US going to abandon its loyal ally again?


     


    RECOMMENDED: "Hayder the liar al-Abadi"
    "Rohan: VA covering up mistakes, malpracticies 'unc..."
    "Bioneers Statement on North Bay Fires"
    "Black voters hacked by their own country, not by R..."
    ""If any country wants to mediate, good idea to do ..."
    "Washington seethes with rumors of an anti-Trump “p..."
    "Who's paying attention?"
    "Cranky Ned Price needs to be put down for his nap"
    "Iraq snapshot"
    "What About Weinstein’s Public Offenses?"
    "Bush's war?"
    "Iraq snapshot"
    "Episode 51: No, We Are Not The Most Taxed Nation I..."
    "Iraq snapshot"
    "Iraq snapshot"
    "Iraq snapshot"
    "All the bombings"
    "My theory. Psycho wants to kill many people, Mak..."
    "Asparagus and pasta in the Kitchen"
    "If only Matt Damon and Ben Affleck had been gay (or had stayed that way)"
    "HAPPY DEATH DAY"
    "Bush failed, Barack failed and now?"
    "Power can be an issue"
    "The shame of Hillary"
    "Name it after Marilyn Monroe"
    "scandal? really?"
    "A palace coup would outrage many"
    "Manufacturing consent"
    "She's worse than ever"
    "The last ones to be let on the life rafts"
    "What is it about her?"
    "EMPIRE episode 3"
    "Brown Signs Criminal Justice, Women's Bills"
    "The Kurds"
    "How long are we going to let the War Party lie to us?"
    "look at the air in san francisco!"
    "Glen Ford explains the nonsense lies about Russia"
    "They are fake"
    "Alicia Keys"
    "Meryl"
    "Weeks away"
    "Harassment and rape"
    "Michelle Pfeiffer in the next ANTMAN movie"
    "Stop the b.s. already"
    "Long John Silver's"
    "When you work with assh*les"
    "vote schmucks"
    "Barack should be soiling himself from sheer excitement"
    "Goes to judgment and ethics"
    "Priorities?"
    "all the lives lost"
    "The hits"
    "More on the football issue"
    "Tackling real topics"
    "Grab bag"
    "What country did Peter Daou come from?"
    "Poor Hillary"
    "Weinstein board should resign immediately"
    "That fake feminist"
    "Sam Smith"
    "Hillary remains silent"
    "good for lizz winstead"
    "Two-faced liars like Phyllis Bennis"
    "If you're being paid to play a game . . ."
    "Too Good For Goodbyes (Sam Smith)"


  •  
    "Does Congress need one more crooks?"
    "THIS JUST IN! RELEASED FROM PRISON? WHY NOT RUN FOR CONGRESS?"




  • Sunday, October 01, 2017

    Does Congress need one more crooks?

    BULLY BOY PRESS &   CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL AID TABLE


    ONE TIME ATTORNEY, FBI AGENT AND MARINE MICHAEL GRIMM WANTS TO RUN FOR THE U.S. CONGRESS AGAIN.

    OH, YEAH, AND HE WAS REMOVED FROM CONGRESS AT THE START OF 2015 -- THE SAME YEAR HE BEGAN SERVING HIS 8 MONTH PRISON SENTENCE FOR TAX EVASION.

    HE'S APPARENTLY RUNNING ON THE "SEND ANOTHER CROOK TO CONGRESS" TICKET.

    FROM THE TCI WIRE:




    Yesterday, we focused on the first panel of this week's hearing on veterans suicides by the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.  Today, we'll look at the second panel.  The Committee Chair is Senator Johnny Isakson, the Ranking Member is Senator Jon Tester.  The witness for the second panel was VA Secretary David J. Shulkin (Dr. Shulkin).

    Senator Patty Murray did a great job providing leadership when she was the Committee Chair and she continues to do important work on the Committee.

    It we report on a committee in more than one snapshot, I usually look at the press after the first snapshot to see what was covered and what wasn't and I'm not seeing a lot on women veterans.


    The first part of the exchange we're highlighting?

    It's outrageous.

    It's more of the same from the VA.



    Senator Patty Murray:  But I do remain deeply troubled by the IG's findings from May 2017 that VA is not complying with a number of policies including 18% of facilities not meeting the requirement for five outreach activities each month, 11% of high risk medical patients did not have a suicide safety prevention plan, and for 20% of inpatients and 10% of outpatients no documentation that the patient was provided a copy of the  safety plan.  There were several shortcomings in the use of patient record flags, coordination of care for patients at high risk of suicide and critical improvements for patients, after discharge.  16% of non-clinical employees did not receive suicide prevention training and more than 45% clinicians did not complete suicide risk management training within the first 90 days.  So when it comes to suicide prevention policy, anything less than 100% isn't acceptable.  So when will all the IG's recommendations be fully implemented?




    Secretary David Shulkin: Well, so, first of all, this is exactly why the IG is valuable -- pointing this out.  I have no other mechanism to get data that comprehensive.  So we have committed to addressing the IG concerns.  The reason why we have made suicide prevention our number one priority and made all our leadership this month sign off on the declaration is to fix those issues.  We've committed to training.  So over this year -- Look, 100% is the right goal, but I can't tell you exactly what date we're going to reach that.  But we're going to be working really hard to get as close to that as possible as quickly as possible.


    Senator Patty Murray: Well Senator Moran alluded to it.  At the veteran suicide hearing at the appropriation committee back in April, I asked for monthly updates until all of the problems at the crisis line are resolved.  VA has not done that and that is really unacceptable.  So I want a commitment from you today -- to all of us -- that we will get those updates starting right now.

    Secretary David Shulkin: I think you have that committment, yes.

    Senator Patty Murray:  Okay, well we intend to see that happen. 

    Again, more of the same.

    How does VA give their word to provide the Senate with updates in April and now, in September, it's still not being done.

    Do VA officials need to be handed paperwork in hearings to sign in order to get them to comply with the verbal promises they repeatedly make to Congress but somehow fail to follow up on?

    There is no excuse for giving your word to Congress in April and failing to deliver five months later.

    It's outrageous and so typical of the VA's repeated interaction with the VA -- Allison Hickey was infamous for this nonsense.

    Now let's move to women veterans.

    Senator Patty Murray:  Let me ask about women veterans -- this is something I've asked about many times.  I am really disturbed in the increase in suicide rate among our women veterans.  Between 2001 and  14, the rate of suicide for women veterans who do not use VA care increased by 98%.  Now I've heard from women veterans many times that they don't think of themselves as veterans and  I hear far too often from women who don't feel welcome at VA facilities, don't feel that that is their place.  It is a significant problem actually that the RAND Corporation testified in April as well.  But this increase in suicide is the most important reason yet that I believe  VA has to redouble its efforts to reach out to women  and get them into care.  So I wanted to ask you what are we doing to address that?

    Secretary David Shulkin: Well, you gave a really important statistic -- which is that those   over the last 15 years between 2001 and 2014 -- those women that did not receive care in the VA that the rate of suicide went up by an extraordinary number.  You said 98%.  Those that did use the VA, we actually saw a decrease -- a decrease in suicide rates over that 15 year period of  2.6%  So we know that particularly in this situation, but for all veterans -- getting care makes a difference and saves lives.  The issue about making the VA more welcoming to women is a critical issue.  It's a cultural issue.  And we have worked hard to create women centers and to chance the culture and environment.  I speak about this, so does our center for women veterans, all the time.  But, of course, we are absolutely -- at this is our number one priority -- committed to doing much more and to be more progressive and to put more resources into this.

    Senator Patty Murray: Okay, well this is something we have to keep working on because if a woman doesn't consider herself as a veteran she doesn't think about going to the VA.

    Secretary David Shulkin: Right.


    Senator Patty Murray: This is something we have to keep working on because if a woman doesn't consider herself as a veteran, she doesn't think about going to the VA.

    Secretary David Shulkin: Right.

    Senator Patty Murray:  If she is not welcome at the VA or doesn't feel that veterans facility is welcoming to her, she won't go.   If she has other issues -- child care, work -- it's doubly hard.  This is not an easy problem to solve but we really have to put  hearts, minds and resources and -- as a country -- really recognize women veterans.


    Senator Murray has been working on this issue for years.  I can remember back to 2006 and it probably pre-dates my memory.  (John Hall, when he was in the House, also worked hard on this issue.  His book STILL THE ONE, came out last year.)

    Why might women not feel welcomed?

    There are many cultural reasons.  But to cite some of the issues that Murray and Hall raised -- a lack of changing tables in the restrooms, either no doors on the examining rooms or the doors to the examining room being left open during an exam.

    There are many issues that thought seems to have stopped at the VA on.

    Murray, Hall and others have led the VA into the 21st century.  But more still needs to be done.

    And while there are things that valuable members of Congress like Patty Murray can lead on, there are also things we can lead on outside of Congress in our every day lives.

    Chief among them?

    "He"?

    It can easily be she.

    Grasp that veterans (and service members) can be men or be women.

    Grasp that, despite policies, women have been in combat.

    Iraq, for example, was a war zone -- not a part of Iraq, not a section, the entire country.

    VETERANS ASSEMBLED ELECTRONICS noted in 2016:


    Women have been serving at record numbers. In fact, women make up an unprecedented eight percent of all U.S. veterans. That is close to two million women. The situation has become so dire that the Department of Veterans Affairs had to take action. They formed a Women Veterans Task Force to address these unique issues.
    According to the task force, there are six critical areas facing women veterans today.

    Women Veterans Issue #1 – Health Care

    Neither the Department of Veterans Affairs nor The Department of Defence can handle the specific health issues that women veterans face. Hospitals and medical centers are too understaffed to deal with the volume of patients. Especially in the areas of gynecology and obstetrics. In fact, one-third of the VA’s medical centers do not have a gynecologist on staff. Even though the demand for such care continues to increase.
    Regardless of the staffing issues the VA and DoD face, they still lack the facilities and specialty equipment needed. Research conducted by the VA shows a staggering lack of care. Almost one in five women veterans have delayed or gone without needed care in the prior 12 months.

    Where and how to get help – VA Health Care for Women Veterans

    At each VA medical center nationwide, a Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM)is available. The WVPM is an individual designated to advise and advocate for women Veterans. The WVPM can help coordinate all the services you may need. From primary care to specialized care for chronic conditions to reproductive health.
    Women Veterans interested in receiving care at the VA should contact the nearest VA Medical Center and ask for the WVPM.
    Learn more about the VA Health Care for Women Veterans.
    Physical Mental Emotional

    Women Veterans Issue #2 – Military Sexual Trauma

    Sexual abuse, harassment, and even rape are reaching epidemic proportions in the military. In fact, 20% of women enrolled in VA health care screen positive for MST (military sexual trauma.) Yet, over 31% of VA centers say they can’t provide adequate services. Often times the chain-of-command is part of the problem. As a result, neither active duty women service members nor veterans know who to turn to for help.

    Where and how to get help – Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator

    Every VA facility has a designated MST Coordinator who serves as a contact person for MST-related issues. This person is your advocate. They can help you find and access VA services and programs. Additionally, they can help you sign up for state and federal benefits, and access to community resources. This includes free, confidential counseling and treatment. Even if you don’t qualify for other VA care, you can still get the help you need. You don’t even have to have reported the incident or have documentation that it occurred. Just contact your local area coordinator and get the help you need.
    Learn more about MST and other violence and abuse from the “Make the connection” website.
    wvcc logo small

    Women Veterans Issue #3 – Mental Health

    The VA and DoD have difficulty providing gender-specific care. In particular, a lack of specialized inpatient mental health care designed to meet the needs and preferences of women. This includes peer support and group therapy.
    Where and how to get help – Mental Health
    As mentioned above, each VA medical center nationwide offers a Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM). The WVPM is available to help you. Women Veterans interested in receiving care should contact the nearest VA Medical Center and ask for the WVPM.
    Learn more about the VA Health Care for Women Veterans.
    DAV Logo

    Women Veterans Issue #4 – Disabled Vets

    Women who have lost one or more limbs may not receive support and care tailored to their needs. Furthermore, women are less likely to have a prosthetic that fits properly. Unfortunately, the VA has not been able to keep up with the number of women veterans returning with such disabilities.

    Where and how to get help – Disabled Vets

    The good news is that there a number of civilian organizations who have stepped in to fill the gaps left by the VA health care system.
    The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critical support to disabled and at-risk vets.  Veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
    Also, there is the Disabled American Veterans Organization.  The DAV is a nonprofit charity. They provide a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations – including their families. The DAV helps more than 1 million veterans with positive, life-changing benefits each year.
    Of course, you should always start with your Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM). We cannot overstate this. They have access to the most current information and can point you in the right direction.
    Gold Card

    Women Veterans Issue #5 – Unemployment

    Post-9/11 women veterans have higher unemployment rates than male veterans and non-veteran women. Challenges in the labor market are exacerbated by medical and mental health concerns.

    Where and how to get help – Unemployment

    Believe it or not, the best place to start with unemployment issues is with the US Department of Labor. The “Gold Card initiative” helps provide post 9/11 veterans with intense services and follow-ups. Something needed to succeed in today’s meager job market. This initiative is a joint effort of the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), and the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS).
    Soldier Looking for Job

    Women Veterans Issue #6 – Homelessness

    Women veterans are at least twice as likely to be homeless as non-veteran females. Furthermore, women veterans are also more likely to be single parents. This makes life extraordinarily difficult for women veterans.

    Where and how to get help – Homelessness

    No veteran, regardless of gender, should be without a place to call home. As such, the Department of Veterans Affairs has created an entire department designed to help deal with homelessness.
    Homeless veterans and those at imminent risk of becoming homeless should call or visit their local VA Medical Center. Additionally, they can reach out to their Community Resource and Referral Center where VA staff are ready to help.

    In conclusion:

    The good news is that the VA is making progress. In addition to the resources listed above, the Department of Veterans Affairs has created the Center for Women Veterans. Here you can find an entire section dedicated to resources designed to help with the issues listed above and more. There are also Women Veteran Coordinators (WVC’s) located in every regional VA office. They are your primary point of contact.
    There are also innumerable private agencies and nonprofit organizations that can help. The best place to start is with the National Resource Directory. The DoD maintains this directory. Here, you can find over 17,000 organizations to help you. Every one of these resources has been thoroughly vetted and approved by the DoD.
    If you have an emergency, need assistance, or want more information, the VA has established a Women Veterans hotline: 1-855-VA-WOMEN (829-6636.)



    RECOMMENDED :"If you are not actively resisting atrocities carri..."
    "Medicaid Will Now Cover Abortion for Low-Income Wo..."
    "Reclaim Armistice Day and Honor the Real Heroes"
    ". . . recall the U.S. secretly created "Cuban #Twi..."
    "Baghdad's more interested in attacking the KRG tha..."
    "How about we start by removing Saudi Arabia from s..."
    "Dear Twitter, Don't. Just. Don't. (Margaret Kim..."
    "The Long History of War’s Environmental Costs"
    "THE SECOND ASSASSINATION OF JFK (Cynthia McKinney)..."
    "The new McCarthyism and the suppression of politic..."
    "Iraq snapshot"
    "NY Times interviews David North on Google censorsh..."
    "IAVA Statement on NFL Protests and National Unity"
    "Iraq snapshot"
    "Senate Approves Isakson, Tester Legislation to Con..."
    "Episode 49: Chains of Work—The Scourge of Global C..."
    "Dennis Kucinich Speaks at UN for Nuclear Weapons B..."
    "Iraq snapshot"
    "Daniel Kovalik on Morgan Freeman and the Plot to S..."
    "Isakson to Hold Hearing on Veteran Suicide Prevent..."
    "E-mails, the Trumps' and Hillary's"
    'Iraq snapshot"
    "Briefing With Special Presidential Envoy for the G..."
    "Google is intensifying its censorship of left-wing..."
    "Talking entry"
    "Iraq snapshot"
    "Liberation now apparently equals death"
    "Light at the End of the Tunnel (Francis A. Boyle)"
    "More Tweets from Margaret Kimberley"
    "AMERICAN MADE"
    "That awful Ken Burns"
    "Morgan Freeman = filth"
    "Just keep talking that crap about Russia"
    "the palestinians"
    "Slow cooker"
    "Mia Farrow is a bitch"
    "Her fault"
    "Hillary and Facebook -- and get over it, she's not president, she never will be"
    "Practical in the Kitchen"
    "Julian Assange, the price of war, vapid Lady Gaga"
    "Amen to that"
    "EMPIRE"
    "Benghazi is not going away"
    "incredible news"
    "Barack's report card"
    "Who's attacking who?"
    "That very pathetic Democratic Party"
    "More from Margaret Kimberley"
    "Clinger"
  • "THIS JUST IN! HYPOCRISY, THY NAME IS HILLARY! "