Soon to be released sections of a book, I put together, a copy that was given to Robert McDonald during a vist to the DC VA Office. The book explains
various federal laws that preempt state civil laws. At a meeting with VA Office of General Counsel we provided indisputable proof that the VA, along with their complicity
continue to Proliferate a false and deceptive narratives U.S.Code 38 sections 5301/5307 CFR 3.450/3.451 on apportionments. In the book details U.S. Code 42 section 659, Title 5 section 581,
along with other federal statutes. Title IV-D is well explained to a point that disabled veterans who have not waive military retire pay does not have any merits at all to this Title.
This Petition is a condense version that focus on 4 key issues facing veterans today. Can you please sign it and stand with us as we
address the problems with President Trump on VA issues? COME WALK WITH US.
Who will be the next nominee to have their heads chopped off by the parties? He was good enough to be the White House physician, but not good enough to run the Department of Veterans Administration. This job requires someone who is willing to listen to all sides of the veterans/ spectrum, not just the major VSOs. Maybe, it's time to revamp the major veterans' organizations and make them accountable to not only the members, but veterans alike.
In the opinions of hundreds of veterans these VSOs are no longer advocating for veterans, but have become a lobbying force for special interest groups that do not want new changes within the VA system that would benefits the increasing aging population. They have done very little in improving the claims processing and failing to support changes that would make the VA accountable and transparent.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is a swamp that harvests millions of dollars that go directly into their pockets. A good example is the millions spent on computer software that would access all the VA ROs and support system, to date millions are still being spent on a road to nowhere.
The new secretary must first start with getting rid of the waste and abuse by the entire VA and stop paying every Tom, Dick and Harry who is on the payroll that only holds a title. Someone that is not afraid to stand up for veterans.
My friend, Simes D. Simes, Director of Operation Firing For Effect
VA Spent $20 Million on Art Amidst Scandal
The Veterans Affairs administration spent $20 million on expensive artwork and sculptures amidst the healthcare scandal, where thousands of veterans died waiting to see doctors.
The taxpayer watchdog group Open the Books teamed up with COX Media Washington, D.C., for an oversight report on spending at the VA, finding numerous frivolous expenditures on artwork, including six-figure dollar sculptures at facilities for the blind.
"In the now-infamous VA scandal of 2012-2015, the nation was appalled to learn that 1,000 veterans died while waiting to see a doctor," wrote Adam Andrzejewski, the founder and CEO of Open the Books, in an editorial for Forbes. "Tragically, many calls to the suicide assistance hotline were answered by voicemail. The health claim appeals process was known as 'the hamster wheel' and the appointment books were cooked in seven of every ten clinics."
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On July 9, 2018 we will be be heading to Washington DC for our 1st of many more WALKS that we plan across the country. I am alway reminded that
many veterans are more willing to get the HELP, rather than HELPING OUT. When was the last time time a major VSO stood up for our benefits or the deaths of our friends and family members? For those who are planning to join us, meet us on Vermont Avenue. Hope to see you there. God Bless.
Our last visit with VA Secretary Robert McDonald in Washington DC. gave us a chance to discuss with him the issues affecting veterans.
No telling who we are going to meet because a new secretary has not been appointed or confirmed.
Veterans Affairs Has an $8 Million Sexual Harassment Problem By Benjamin Krause - April 2, 2018
PERMISSIVE VA SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY, CULTURE
"It's a cultural thing," said Patricia Bangert, an employment law attorney, about sexual harassment in the VA. "There's no accountability or responsibility."
Is this where tax payer money is going for instead of treating veterans? This would explain the VA demand for more and more money in the budget. Let's stop it now!!
Between 1998 and now, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has settled 263 claims involving sexual harassment and paid out a total of $8.7 million to survivors, according to records obtained by the Daily Dot.
Burn pits are the new ‘Agent Orange’ for cancer-stricken veterans, Marine from Long Beach says
Published in 2017
By DAVID WHITING | firstname.lastname@example.org | Orange County Register
Marine vetaran Brian Alvarado in Long Beach on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Alvarado, who has a tracheal tube and weighs about 70 pounds, is battling cancer that many veterans believe is caused by the burn pits in Iraq. When not on patrol, he was assigned to supervising one of the many burn pits the military used to get rid of waste. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)
How long is it going to take before we stop being slient? How much more can we take?
July 11, 2018 staging area to be announced, starting at 0800 hours
Forgotten warriors Project, Inc., Operation Firing For Effect, Inc. and Veterans News Today have finalized a date for our summer veterans' event. This event had been postponed, due to the death of one of the organizer, Tom Pridell. On July, 11, 2018 grassroots veterans organizations will gathers
in Washington D.C. to stand up and denounce the abuse and corruption by the Department of veterans Affairs. This event coincides with the 2018 Resolution being signed across the country.
It is time to put up or shut up on supporting our military and veterans. For many "Got your back", "Leave no man behind" are just hollow words that does no justice. Veterans across this country have died at the hands of the VA and no one has been made accountable. We needs veterans, supporters, family members and visitors to show up in Washington D.C. and walk with the heroes
that have put their time, money and effort into this event.
Like most Combat Vietnam veterans our age, coupled with injuries gives us an excuse not to walk. but "I would rather walk in pain, than Crawl on on knees in disgrace". One BLOCK is our mission, to walk as long as we can around the Department of Veterans Affairs where disgarce holds up, denying veterans their due.
Let's see how many are really just flag wavers, big talk, no action. Maybe supporters who can not make it to the event can make donations. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
Salt Lake City VA
What a disgrace. Service Seems to Be Getting Worse': Vet's Photos of Dirty Room at VA Clinic Go Viral. Veteran on April 5 to get injections in his ankle and the surrounding area.
During his short of 13 months, Mr. Shulkins had suggested following the recommendations of the CBO who purposed doing away with unemployables for over 300,000 disabled veterans. The plan would eliminate 100% status and revert back to the original rating, e.g. 70%, a reduction of benefits that would cause financial hardship on many of the 300,000 veterans. On top of that he wanted to tax disability compensation on over 4 million veterans in receipt thereof. The federal statute U.S. Code Title 38 § 5301 prohibits such levies.
In his mind, he wanted to offset the cost of the remaining 1 billion dollars left in the kitty for the Choice Program. It seems that this might have been his employment demise as he tried to undermine the Choice Program for millions of veterans who otherwise might have waited a long time to get treatment.
Well, President Trump fired Mr. Shulkins after being unable to improve the lives of veterans. One thing that I would recommend is avoiding doctors and attorneys to head the VA. Need someone who can relate to the many problems that plagues the VA. No doubt this swamp needs to be drained, as well.
It's amazing and discouraging that we have Senator Jon Tester from the state of Montana who has done so much for the veterans in his state that his efforts have never trickled down to the rest of the 49 states. If he was so concerned about Dr. Jackson's experience why did not Senator Tester confront the VA in Phoenix for the hundreds of deaths that occurred during his congressional watch? After all, he is the ranking democrat on the Senate side on the Committee on Veterans Affairs. Shulkins was a loser from the beginning, was never qualified either, yet it was under his watch as VHA Under Secretary that all the deaths happened during his watch and chose to do nothing, not only in Arizona but other states as well.
I, for one did not want another doctor in charge of the VA, nor another general or even worst an attorney. Did not people in his district file any claims against the VA for doing a bad job or hear concerns about the deaths in Arizona? This man has no legitimate claims against anyone who may be appointed in the near future, if he has no actual indisputable facts about any allegations against anyone. Maybe he just needs to remain silent until such facts emerge.
VA Fraud and Deception
Forgotten Warriors Project has been researching federal laws on apportionments under U.S. code 38 § 5307, whereas the Department has been colluding not only with state courts, also family attorneys who argue that disability compensation is subject to garnishment. Well, U.S. Code 38 § 5301 prohibits nonassignability and exempt status of veterans disability benefits, so the courts and the VA have concocted a scheme to make false claims that disabled veterans are employees of the VA, thus subject to U.S. Code Title 5 - Government Organization and Employees § Part 581 Processing garnishment orders for child support and/or alimony. To clear the air on whether a veterans or military personnel are employee of the federal government 5 U.S. Code § 2101 - Civil service; armed forces; uniformed services defines as follows:
(1) the "civil service" consists of all appointive positions in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the Government of the United States, except positions in the uniformed services.
FWP has indisputable prove by virtue of actual documents that makes such false claims by VA Regional Offices. The VA Office of General Counsel in Washington D.C. is aware of this situation, so they ignored the facts.
The other false argument by the VA, state courts and interested parties is that U.S. Code 42 § 659 give them authority to garnish, if the veteran has waived retainer or retired pay for VA disability compensation. This false narrative gives an impression that all veterans are retired members of the Armed Forces, as such are treated similarly before civil courts. The VA must be held accountable for allowing such narratives and should be brought before congress to account for their failure to follow federal laws.
Well folks, the month of May will be May Resolution month. As we begin to spread our plan to be in Washington D.C. in mid-June 2018 to walk around the Department of veterans to show the strength of grassroots veterans' organizations that are not pleased with the major VSOs' agendas. They have failed us in the real issues facing veterans. We will be using mass media to broadcast our message. So look for us on Twitter and Facebook.
A veterans' Resolution authored by Forgotten Warriors Project, Inc. and other non-profits grassroots veterans' organization, but the unrelenting commitment by Gene D. Simes, Director of Operation Firing For Effect. Mr. Simes lost his sight due to combat operations in his multiple tours in Vietnam. His Purple Hearts and Combat Ribbon will show that this Marine never gives up. For now the Resolution is available for reading and downloading at OFFE.org or on mass media. This Resolution will coincide with an event in mid-June, depending on weather conditions in Washington, D.C. More details will follow.