35 Burst results for "VA"
Is Francis an Anti-Pope or Just a Bad Pope? Patrick Coffin Explains
"Isn't it just possible that you have a Pope that is, it's like a bad president in the sense that, yes, he is the president. Yes, he is the Pope, but. He's not doing things that are officially wrong or he doesn't have the power that faithful Catholics are giving him in a sense. Well, it's certainly true that catechesis is at an all time low in the Catholic Church in the last two generations. And I would reply that papal teaching and what we call the gift of infallibility does not only obtain when it comes to an ex cathode or from the throne dogmatic definition. Catholic Church teaches that in the ordinary magisterium. So encyclicals, absolute constitutions, the church expresses the truth about Jesus Christ and what we must do and what we must believe to be Catholics. It does not have to be that extraordinary mode of infallibility. This is important. And I'm very glad I asked you this because your clarifying something for me. I just like to know these things. That's extraordinary. Sure. I'll call it a vault. It's like an archive of official cafe teaching. You can find it on Vatican dot VA. It's called the ACTA apostolica sadist, big mouthful. It's simply means the acts of the chair of the apostles. And it's the official lexicon or vault of official teaching. And in 2015 and 2016, remember the infamous synod on the family where there's so much confusion about homosexuality and divorce from remarried Catholics suddenly being able to have received fully community without a decree of nullity. All that confusion, which was replied to by the Argentinian bishops as allowing a loophole which contradicts 2000 years of sacred tradition with respect to indiscriminate. That document, which is called a Morris letitia, by the way, I was saying that the name of the document into my cell phone and it came back amorous letitia. So that's what I call it. Amorous letitia. Both that document and the letter that was published by the Argentine bishops. Both of them are in the AAS,
What Makes Crypto So Compelling? Collin Plume Explains
"What makes crypto so compelling for a gold guy? Well, I think it's the decentralized aspect of it that it doesn't have to go through any banks. It's not controlled by the fed. It's not controlled. It's the market dictates the price. So obviously there's wild fluctuations. There's a lot of volatility in crypto. But you know that that volatility is based on supply and demand of what's happening. People are buying and selling out there. So I think that's the first side of it. Second side is just creating a system of utility in the world. A lot of cryptocurrencies, their mission is to make our lives better. And so many different ways. From healthcare. I mean, the ability to have all of our data and my fathers of veteran. And so when he goes to the VA, they have his data from when he was, you know, he's 76 now. They have his data. When he served, when he was 18 years old. And so they can pull all that up, right? Which is so convenient. Most people like us, you go to 7 different doctors. Oh, where's your oh, you broke your leg? How do I get that? How do I get that extra? You can't get that data. So the VA has that system. The blockchain is creating that system. So your doctor, whatever doctor you go to, let's say you got some mercy or in a car accident, you fly in and they don't know that you're allergic to penicillin. And something happens, which happens all the time. These kind of mistakes. So that data would be at the fingertips because of what they can build on the blockchain. So that utility is something that I don't think anyone can disagree with. And also would make our lives better and easier.
What Have We Done to Our Military? With Kelley Vlahos
"I'm concerned that the use of the guard, the use of the reserves and even our active as well. We're setting ourselves up for about 5 to ten years from now. I don't think that the VA we're even close to where the bigger problems are going to come. They're about 5 to ten years away. How do we make that more prevalent to people when like I said, that quote a statistic we call it early? One half of 1% have served overseas in these last 20 years. I don't know how to make it more prevalent to people. I have been working on that for my entire career. And I've said this probably too many times, but one of the reasons why I've written and I feel so passionate about veterans issues is because like you, I grew up in the wake of the Vietnam War, and during the 80s, there was the first PTSD diagnoses, like the official diagnoses of PTSD was because of returning veterans from that war were coming home with all sorts of mental health issues. And there was there was no support system for them. And that was all built up because of them. But it was a major issue and I think the standing idea at that time was never again, or never forget. You know, the MIA POW flag never forget, yeah. That meant for the POWs in the MIAs were left behind, but I think broadened out. It meant we're not going to forget our veterans ever again, and what's really discussed at me in this particular war is that a they weren't prepared for the influx of veterans coming home with myriad injuries, whether it be brain traumatic brain injury or PTSD or different limbs, loss, amputations, all of these members, all of these service members who would have died on the field in Vietnam were kept alive because of our superior medical advancements, but that means tends a lifetime of costs of struggle for those particular individuals and their families and we weren't prepared for
Washington Post: Va. Gov. Youngkin’s Assertive First Week in Office Leaves Republicans Jubilant, Democrats Fuming
"The new governor of Virginia ladies and gentlemen there was a piece of few days ago in the Washington compost by Gregory Schneider and Lara Vauxhall If that is her name the big unknown about governor Glenn youngkin as he ran for office last year apart from the exact size of his vast fortune Now keep in mind The Washington Post never supported this guy but look at the cheap shots apart from his vast fortune They don't care about how Hunter Biden made money as laptop how the bidens are ripped us off 31 million No no no no But Gregory and Lara which just how red the political newcomer really was behind that easygoing demeanor One week into his term mystery solved Young and stormed into Richmond just listened to the language He stormed in a Richmond with an assertion of executive power that is thrilled that GOP base But caught even some allies off guard and he's made clear that he views his two point margin of victory as a mandate for conservative change And Biden his mandate is what The 50 50 Senate three or four member lead in the I mean just listen to how these a holes talking right Republican lawmakers say they're energized by the fast start November's election was a call for change in the Commonwealth and like a lot of voters across Virginia I'm excited to see that our governor has hit the ground running on day one House majority leader Terry kilgore Republican of Scott Virginia said But already the new governor has drawn a lawsuit from parents and Chesapeake Gee over his executive order declaring an end to mass mandates and public schools that challenge led to him Friday issue and other statement which seemed to add to confusion about what will happen when his order takes effect Monday saying parents should listen to their principal and trust the legal process
Doug and Rep. Mike Bost Discuss Veterans Affairs
"I'm glad you mentioned the fact that before you serve three of us were together all time may you Brad Wyndham and other than I'm talking to Brad real soon again, we spent four who all was there in the mornings on Wednesdays at my office. We all served different branches, of course, I'm air force. I wasn't a night before a short time to spend some time with the marines and Benjamin. Of course, Brad's army, your marine. But it didn't matter. It didn't matter that Brad and I were in Iraq and you what and it we understood the same ethos. Right. And I think that's important. And especially when you're dealing with members who call in and former members who call to your offices and want to deal with the VA and you're dealing with a new generation in the VA that are younger than me and you that are not used to that socialist and only socialist in a way of bad. I mean, the communal nature of the VA. They're more used to their own doctors and they want the benefits of their service, but they're looking for in a different avenue of transmission, I guess. And that's why a lot of the things we're working on and I don't know if you want to go there yet, but we're working on a lot of things that the VA is different. Right now we're working on well, first off, the application of the mission act, which unfortunately, what will happen quite often with bureaucrats is they will try to protect their turf. And the mission act as many of them think that that's privatization. It is not. It is the ability for the veterans to receive help if they're too far away from the VA, then they can receive the help in a private sector, or if they're going to baby waiting a long time, are the services are not available in the VA system that has beneficial to
"va" Discussed on Borne the Battle
"One of the veterans me are outreach workers at an outreach event. Fast forward a couple of weeks. They come to the vet center looking for that outreach worker. Outreach workers not there, they leave. We go, we're asking them if you want to talk to a counselor no no. We don't want to do that. He goes out to the parking lot and actually opens up a Facebook Live. Video or connection. And start saying things like I'm going to hurt myself. The wife sees it immediately contacts us and we're able then to get together get with the police, find where this individual is, the counselor goes to the hospital because they eventually not the medical VA medical center. But the veteran immediately gets to the hospital, a community hospital, we take the spouse to the hospital, we're connecting with that individual. We're making sure their needs are getting met there and then working on follow-up in those kinds of things. And I think that speaks to what vet center is all about. And that is going above and beyond to meet that individual need. Whatever that is. And that it was a complete team effort at that local vet center. You know, they very well could have said once the police got involved. All right, we made the handoff. But they took at that extra level to make sure that the family was okay because that was a very stressful situation. To make sure the veteran was okay. And then to start talking about what's next. And I think what we're finding is that there's examples like that from vet centers every day. That they're going out and making those connections are those kind of amazing things are happening. That's awesome. And the Marine Corps called that engaged leadership. You know, if you had a marine that it's.
"va" Discussed on Borne the Battle
"And it starts with did you serve do you have to have paperwork at VA medical facilities or is it like you don't have to mean nothing? Like a VA ID card or DDT 14? Absolutely. But I think our eligibility is really based around service in a specific area or experiencing a specific kind of trauma. Now, we have ways of figuring out showing that you served in those areas. Really is about we have a couple of different items. First and foremost, did you serve in a combat zone or area of hostility? That goes back to our roots. It goes back to that Vietnam combat veteran. And it doesn't matter where that combat zone is or was or when it was. So World War II, even before that, if those individuals are around. Area of hostility, we use the DoD definition, which really is dangerous place. We verify that changes with that because that changes from time to time. It does. It does. We verify that through a discharge document through awards. So I think think in terms of expeditionary metal or higher special pays tax exemptions and being able to show that. But the reality is and the reality is if you walk into a vet center with nothing, we're still going to provide services. We're still going to then our job is to help you get those documents. Good. That's good. The next eligibility criteria is if you experienced a military sexual trauma. And it doesn't matter where that trauma happened. Even on a drill weekend. We don't ask questions. We're not asking you to verify the trauma happened. It's just come in and it's just we meet you where you're at. So if you say that happened, all we're verifying is that you served..
A Compilation of the Media Lying About Critical Race Theory
"Hat tip news busters caught one go This election has become the latest weaponized something called critical race theory Critical race series can kind of it's become the new dog whistle except you can actually hear it So it's not really a dog whistle Yeah let's start there Critical race theory not taught in Virginia schools But it just showed that Republicans are good It's dishonest It's not a good faith argument that they are talented at branding They're talented and making an election about certain issues even if they don't have any base in reality One key issue for Duncan opposition to the teaching of critical race theory in schools the curriculum is not taught in Virginia schools and mcauliffe has called the tactic a racist dog whistle what he calls critical race theory even though it's not taught in Virginia schools And the notion that critical race theory is being taught in Virginia classrooms a lot of these voters Chris weren't able to exactly articulate what that means A lot of them believe that critical race theory is being taught in the schools They don't like that but it's really not on the curriculum in Virginia critical race theory that is not taught in public schools in Virginia But critical race theory is not taught in Virginia K through 12 schools Critical race theory as we know isn't taught in Virginia schools There's no evidence it's been taught in public schools It is not taught in any Virginia high school It's not taught in public schools This is a post factual error It doesn't matter that it isn't taught in Virginia schools It's this generalized attitude that whites are being put upon and we've got to do something about it We being white voters A Fox News investigation has found the Virginia Department of Education recommended a controversial book in March 2020 to all stakeholders as part of its Ed equity VA on page 11 love writes lastly teachers must embrace theories such as critical race theory It's absolutely taught in Virginia In fact Terry mcauliffe promoted critical race theory to all public schools when he was last governor in 2015 And it goes on and on and on how the media just keep lying And the parents know
Pence wades into school debate roiling Va governor's race
"Former vice president Mike pence's applauding activists parents who are speaking out against controversial school curriculums and cobit mandates former vice president Mike pence gave a speech at a Christian university in northern Virginia criticizing the teaching of critical race theory which looks at U. S. history through the lens of racism he says children as young as kindergarten are being taught to be ashamed of being white and warned of the indoctrination into radical left wing ideology pence a potential twenty twenty four presidential candidate echoed the themes of Republican Glenn young can who's running for governor of Virginia in a race that's considered a toss up young Kim has campaigned against critical race theory advocated banning books like beloved and rallied against coded safety procedures for schools I am Jackie Quinn
Biden ties Republican in race for Va. governor to Trump
"With a tight race next week for Virginia governor president Biden traveled to the Commonwealth to support the democratic candidate Democrat Terry McAuliffe previously served as Virginia's governor running again but no longer holding a lead over Republican businessman Glenn young can who's been endorsed by Donald Trump president Biden focused on that at an Arlington rally for McCall left and says Virginia needs to stay a blue state just look around what's happening with the governor of Texas and Florida this is All I Want is right to choose the large lost for this bad demikian McCall of humor Duncan for supporting trump policies and running the culture war campaign if the Republicans win November second in this neck and neck race it would be an ominous sign for other Democrats heading into next year's mid term elections Jackie Quinn Washington
Outspoken Marine Officer Who Went Viral Blasting Military Leaders Over Afghanistan Is Jailed
"There's marine officer named lieutenant. Colonel stewart sheller his meteoric rise as jim garrity over at national review describes. It came from this video resigning. My position as the united states marine effective now forfeiting my retirement on title. I don't want single dollar. I don't want any money from the va. I don't want any. va benefits. I'm sure title to one hundred percent. all i have. Four was accountability of my senior leaders. When there are clear obvious mistakes that were made. I'm not saying we can take back what has been done. All i ask for was accountability for people to comment on what i said and to say yes. Mistakes were made. And how did they done that. I would have gone back into rank and file submitted. An accomplished what i wanted. Follow me and we will bring the whole system down. I am honorable and you ask any marine. Who served with me for seventeen years. I dare you to ask them all and find out what i made of show. He walked away from a pension. That i'm reading was worth two million dollars. Seventeen years of service. You know what happened. After that video. He was ordered to undergo a mental health screening and then according to his father he was thrown in the brig where he sits. Now he's behind bars Sheller senior told the media outlet task and purpose. All our son did is ask the questions that everybody was asking themselves but they were too scared to speak out loud. He was asking for accountability. They had a gag order on him and asked him not to speak. He did and they incarcerated him.
Toyota scraps V8 in Tundra redesign, adds hybrid powertrain
"So it has made some bold moves in the redesign if it's full size truck in an effort to make stronger U. S. fuel economy requirements that will soon be imposed Toyota has unveiled its restyled Toyota tundra it's full size truck that's poised to hit dealerships later this year they ditch the V. eight engine for a three hundred eighty nine horsepower three point five liter twin turbo V. six there's also an optional gas electric hybrid system years Joe Moses with Toyota North America hundreds new core power train offers impressive horsepower and torque they not only improves on the outgoing VA in terms of performance but also it's more efficient the company has been struggling for market share in North America never really got much over about a hundred thousand sales a year compared to about nine hundred thousand answers here Sam Abell sumit is an automotive analyst with god house insights that massive grille on the front is going to be interesting to see how people buy into that I'm Jennifer king
Biden Announces Vaccine Plan for Employers
"Vaccine requirements just announced by president biden are not out of the blue. They're not even the first ones we had for. Covert nineteen as new york times notes today. We've already got experience with large employers starting to require vaccination at among other things. But we've learned from that experience so far. Is that the requirements work. They succeed at their goal of getting more people to get the shot last month. For example the pentagon announced that active duty military personnel would have to get vaccinated that has just been announced so far. They haven't hit a deadline for it yet. But already the proportion of active duty personnel. Who had the shot has gone from. Seventy six percent to eighty three percent. Same deal with the. Va seven weeks ago. The va told its frontline. Health workers they had to get the shot since then the number of va frontline workers who've been vaccinated has gone from seventy seven percent up to eighty two percent and still rising same deal at private sector employers like united airlines for example employees. There were told last month that they'd have until october. Twenty fifth to get vaccinated. Well s- only september tenth. Now there's still plenty of time before that deadline hits but already just since laying out that eventual requirement the majority of united airlines workers who weren't vaccinated before that announcement have since become vaccinated. We know it works and we've had plenty of other vaccine requirements throughout our history. That have also worked. But as the president indicated today we also know that republican governors and republican elected officials will sue and try to stop these new policies as if they're totally novel as if this is some brand new idea. The united states supreme court has ruled multiple times going back more than a century that it is not unconstitutional to require americans to get a vaccine. Even if a person doesn't want to in the context of a serious public health threat you can be required to be vaccinated. They ruled that way back in one thousand nine five in the context of mandatory smallpox vaccine requirement in massachusetts. They ruled that way in nineteen twenty two in the context of vaccines being required of students if they wanted to attend
Senators Call on VA to Help Veterans Struggling With Mental Health
"Attacks in Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover are affecting the mental health of many veterans who served their congressman Tony Gonzalez, a Republican from Texas is one of them. And he has a message for his fellow vets to my brothers and sisters that bought in Afghanistan. We did our part. We kept America safe from terrorism. For two decades, the Department of Veterans Affairs says. Calls to the veterans crisis line have steadily increased since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid August.
"va" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"Ben kind of parts of it being chipped away So it it's really showing that the cs ra back in nineteen. Seventy eight had a lot more staying power And that's for like a variety of really good reasons And the portability of this law and this way of doing things is probably affected. As a result. I think that agencies and government are going to think twice about trying to diminish the protections in the civil service reform that going forward given the problems they've had it will be interesting to see how that sort of factors out You know with the varying stakeholders here as well because it's Obviously can be affecting. A lot of people could affect forward thousands and thousands of employees in know hundreds of va. Sesar's are going to be in a new world after these two cases and with the new investigation new disciplinary process. Going forward. so. I'm really interested to see how how things shake out. We will certainly be watching it. Men in the meantime connor. Thanks for being on the show. This thank you. Thanks for listening to music. Daily our show is bruce bad about learn hosted by frost opportunity. We wanna thank connor. Dirks joining the program. I'm music is a.
"va" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"And the bizarre result i keep mentioning that you know people have been getting fired for four years now without anyone ever making a hard and fast determination that the thing they were accused of actually happened. No one ever says. Hey it's more likely that this did happen than it is that it didn't happen and lawyers have been making the argument in in. Va cases in even showed up in footnote a few years ago in a case called sayers but it finally got the federal. Circuit's full attention in rodriguez. This case here and in rodriguez the amnesty be judge. Said that it was that it was the judge rather said it was as prerogative to use substantial evidence but the federal circuit disagreed and they did so because they they looked at the law and the law says that in order to take an action secretary which you know the stand in for the va has to determine. The misconduct occurred. Well the court said here. You can't actually make fact-finding determination on just substantial evidence you need to get to preponderance as been true in civil administrative proceedings across federal and state government for decades So because the va had used only substantial evidence. The whole case cower first and like i mentioned earlier. The bigger issue in white has broad implications is at the va. has disciplined in fired hundreds of employees using this improper standard. Sesar's in general schedule employees alike and some of them may now be able to get those actions reversed Via has trained their entire fleet of hr professionals lawyers a certain way. All that training will have to be undone. The internal policies will have to be rewritten. It's a We're going to see the entire way that. Va processes both investigations and disciplinary actions. Change in all likelihood so the general schedule. Sesar's have different paths through the new law. But it'll be interesting to see how those those groups Challenge the the actions a lot of cases that removals the loss of their job This this lower than lawful evidentiary standard. How do you think that fights going to sort of play out will will. They each go as a united front on this. As far as in general serve our general schedule the employees are are we you know is. Is this gonna go in parallel paths well s. There's a lot of ways have because again because of the way congress wrote the law to of screw them over might have an easier path assessors instead of getting atmosphere appeal. They get When they're fired under the law they get judicial review which means a court and there's the statute of limitations is pretty long on bringing a challenging year removal at court. I think it's five or six years so esther's who've been fired in the last four years might have a a way to To challenge that pretty clear cut a general schedules a little more complicated. Because they've got an mtv appeal and the question will be well. Did they raise that in. The mspb appeal then. Did they appeal that to the federal circuit. And it may be too late for some but it may not as well and like. I said i'm just interested.
"va" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"What are those broader implications. How do they sort of connect or not connect with the With the Connor case sure so. After the accountability law passed in was enacted in june twenty. Seventeen the va a few days. Later publishes their internal procedures for actions. Taken the law against both senior executives and general schedule employees two sets of procedures and both of those procedures established that the evidentiary standard that They're going to use in both the accountability offices awhile administrative investigations. as well. as in deciding official disciplinary actions would be substantial evidence rather than preponderance of the evidence and this was based on a really weird interpretation of the law where the law itself said that the burden of proof on appeal of a disciplinary action to. Mspb would under the new law be substantial evidence but it didn't anything about investigations or disciplinary actions at the agency yet. That's what at least as far as the burden of proof goes. But that's what i decided to do. Anyway that the result was really bizarre had wide ranging in my opinion incredibly detrimental effects on the quality of via investigations and disciplinary actions. And that's because substantial evidence is at a very low burden of proof. It's it's relevant evidence that a reasonable person considering the record as a whole might accept as adequate to support a conclusion even though other reasonable persons or other reasonable minds might disagree So it's it's really pretty low. I mean if people can disagree about whether something happened than you don't have a high hurdle to across there on the other hand preponderance of the evidence which is the standard of proof for disciplinary actions across government under title five as well as the burden of proof at msg for appeals under title. Five is a higher standard. And it's much simpler. It's more likely than not fifty point one percent however you wanna say it. It's it's more likely true So what's been happening. Va since twenty. Seventeen is that the investigations really are not all that good. They're just geared to meet the substantial evidence standard which means they gathered just enough evidence so that reasonable minds might disagree about whether they proved misconduct. But there's enough there and then they stop and the in twenty nineteen the va. Oh i g criticized that But da kept doing it anyways and then in a disciplinary action designing officials. Get these incomplete evidence files. Just meet the substantial evidence standard with just enough not all the relevant evidence and they make their decision based on that and they only make that decision by substantial evidence They say that's enough settle. I need to fire you. And mspb's only review it for substantial evidence to so They've you know obviously been operating under that that kind of scheme for the last four years.
"va" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"Meant that it relieved the and the mspb of the obligation to consider or apply. The douglas factors the douglas factors. Come from actually a case From the eighties early eighties involving the. Va they are twelve factors that all federal agencies have used under title five to figure out whether penalty is reasonable So agencies use them when they're deciding on the penalty and then the mvp uses them entitled five cases historically to stay. Well do the agency get this right. Is this penalty really reasonable. Or did they overreach the va. Since the twenty seventeen law said while because you can't mitigate the penalty anymore that means that we don't have to consider the reasonableness of the penalty through the use of the douglas factors and the mspb's shouldn't analyze that either. So and these factors are twelve. Twelve them there. It's aggravating factors mitigating factors. All really depends on the facts of the case But so they make this argument and the mspb disagrees which you would think that meant that. The cases reversed of but the deciding official shows up hearing And says that okay. yeah. I didn't say douglas factors in my decision but i considered the relevant aggravating and mitigating factors including the ones that the appellant mr connor talwar import like his comparative evidence that this penalty was consistent with other penalties imposed on other. Va employees for similar conduct for the mspb. That was enough They said okay. We'll he didn't say. Douglas really seems like he. Consider the douglas factors and so they sustain the removal The industry beat us and the employee appeals to the federal circuit. And rather than. Just take the win. The government continues to make this argument that federal circuit that neither of the va nor the mspb has to consider the douglas doctors and the federal circuit came down. Pretty hard on. That point is pretty simple They they found that even though the twenty seventeen law precludes mitigation of the penalty by mspb. It still requires that. The decision be supported by sufficient evidence that includes the penalty so if the chosen penalty isn't reasonable decision. Can't.
"va" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"Welcome to the podcast. Hi ross how are you doing. I'm doing well the first case that you wrote about Indicates update is connor verses. deviate arben veteran affairs. I can you describe that case in what its implications are for the accountability law. So i'll take that into parts. The case itself is about a. Va police chief in fayetteville north carolina. And what happened here. Was mr connor. The police chief along with a few subordinate employees took this massive delivery of thousands of rant rounds of ammunition To the va medical center in in fayetteville and they ran out of room to store all of it so what they decided to do was store around four thousand rounds. That came later in a cabinet in the deputy. Chief's office Which you know as you might imagine Their rules around hardware store ammunition and cabinets in a deputy chiefs. Office is not one of the places where you're allowed to store ammunition so But their idea was that after some some really Some upcoming training a lot of ammunition would get used and they'd be able to transfer Those four thousand rounds back to the it. The approved storage locker while As it happened they forgot about the ammunition in the cabinet and eventually in accounting was done and it came up that four thousand rounds for missing so that jog mister connors memory and he and his deputy chief went and retrieved it but the va Thought that was misconduct. And that he'd failed to provide management oversight so they proposed his removal which means his termination And on top of the issue. They added on a bunch of different specifications. I think there were twenty seven in total The only one of them had to do with ammunition. The rest were about training records and failing to provide progress reviews performance plans for his other subordinate employees so mr connor replied to the proposed removal by the deciding official sustained sustained all the specifications So he appealed to the mspb. I'll which is the merit systems protection. Board and at mspb the judge sustained just one specification out of twenty seven. And that was. That was the ammunition spec The judge didn't think there was enough evidence for the other twenty six packs. And so this is where the case really gets interesting The has since the passage of the law Back in june of twenty seventeen and in this case argued that Because the law stripped mspb of authority to mitigate the penalty chosen by.
"va" Discussed on Borne the Battle
"Training on traumatic brain injury or ptsd military sexual trauma so they can look in their system to see what Providers out in the community may have exc extra training around caring for veterans. Can you mix and match. Can you have a general provider close to you and for specialty care. Maybe there's an orthopedic doctor at the you actually like or can you flip that. Can you can you kind of work that to where it's it's benefits. The veteran based arabs needed. Yes absolutely It's really so the veteran can always choose to take whatever care they want inside of the. Va and then as far as the community. It's based on those eligibility criteria and then a veteran kind of decide what works best for them to your point. There might be a primary care doc. That's just three blocks down the street. They wanna see that person but they really would prefer to go to the cardiologists at the va. Because they have you know they they trust them they have long experience with them etc and so absolutely very good very good. Recall dr bill You know we've covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Is there anything that. I have missed about the overarching subject. That is office of community care or is there something that i haven't asked that you think would be important to share with anybody this listening. Well i think that just the overall thing that i would like to share is that we view community care as a partnership with internal. Va care and it should all be a seamless experience. Ideally for the veteran so that the veteran can kind of toggle back and forth depending on their needs and of course their eligibility between the community and the va It's all about veteran choice. and so you know if someone has the eligibility we work with them. There is a. There's there's something called a referral coordination initiative and that's really sort of personalized service to talk through with a veteran the pros and cons about being seen in the community versus the va. So i guess what i like. That term to know is not totally on their own making these decisions There's folks at the. Va that can help them decide where they should go and how they should think about it. He does a very good.
California, NYC to Require Employees to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
"On the city state and federal levels more Americans are being required to get cold at nineteen vaccines as the delta variants surges in California governor Gavin Newsom says it's no longer optional for government employees this is a requirement to prove event accentuated same deal in New York City mayor bill de Blasio says either get the shots or get tested once a week president Biden says the VA is now the first major federal agency requiring Kobe nineteen shots and all docs working and facilities are going to have to be vaccinated officials are encouraged acts in Asian rates are starting to rise again offering hope of those who were reluctant to are changing their minds Sager may got me at the White House
Interview with Pilot Julia: Aerobatic and Corporate Pilot
"Julia. What's going on. Welcome to the pilot pilot. Podcast thank you so much for having me. I'm really excited to be here today. Excited to have you on like i said before We talked a little while ago. Now isn't it. When we have those a feels like it's forever ago that goes by so fast but we got you here now. We're going to have you on the podcast. Show your story. The first question i always ask everyone is why. Va shin. Why did you want to become a pilot. Yeah for me. It goes back quite awhile so my dad started taking me to oshkosh airshow when i was about eight years old and that was really the spark for me just being at the air show around the airplanes watching the air show performances at knitting so many pilots. And having that just be the dorm that you know you're just everyone you interact with as a pilot. I knew i wanted to be a part of this community. I knew that. I wanted to fly in some capacity and i was so attracted to aerobatic side of things and just generally And like really tight community there so yet it was definitely be airshow. Seen that drew me. When i was young to why did i bring you. There was a dislike. You look to the paper and on the oshkosh. Let's bring my daughter there. And maybe she'll like aviation or aviation already and those kind of like a constant thing your family would go up to oshkosh. My dad had been going for quite a few years before he brought me. He wanted me to be old enough. That i could like make it through an airshow day without you know having a breakdown so eight years old was he. When he decided i was good they. He has always loved airplanes. He's not a pilot himself but he has always been a big aviation enthusiasts and lover of airplanes. When he was young he was told he couldn't be a pilot because he had eyesight. Which in the sixties was kind of true but But yeah so he has really stayed connected to the community has a lot of friends who are pilots so it was very natural for him to introduce it to both me and my younger brother adds Bring us with two airshows and we'll go flying with his buddies who had smaller planes around chicago at. It was just a blast.
Plane Crash in Eastern DR Congo Kills 3
"First item in the news is a crash akin opera l. Four ten at bukavu our book book. Bukavu i think on june sixteenth twenty twenty one loss tight after departure due to a load shift. This is from. Simon rats keys Wonderful of va aviation herald website of web now herald dot com okay Probably easier just to say okay. Yeah can't now now. I think about it Kanowa let l. e. t. l. for ten registration. Nine sierra gulf road. Julia performing flight. From the cavu to sean bunda and the democratic republic of congo with one passenger and two crew and one point six tons of sheet metal crashed about thirty six seconds after take-off from kabul mom. Aerodrome at about you have to say like eleven fifteen Which is nine fifteen. All three occupants perished in the crash. The aircraft has been destroyed. No i was just at the spilling their yeah not not could spilling. But that's okay. We know they may. Yes in the evening Dr congo's ministry of transport released a statement. Reporting airplane departed bukavu with three occupants at one point six tons of cargo about three minutes after takeoff at about eleven fifteen local. The aircraft began deviating from his initial trajectory and impacted the ground an investigation investigations being set up on june. Seventeen twenty twenty one. The airline reported that the airplane was involved in the crash. Nine sierra gulf romeo juliet the aircraft carried fifteen hundred kilograms of iron ruth roof sheeting preliminary information suggests a load shift caused the aircraft of pitch up less than thirty seconds after takeoff and to enter a full aerodynamic stall
S6 E11 - This is what it's like living with someone with PTSD. . . - Full Episode
"All right you ready. I actually hit record this time here. We go so in the most recent episode of the podcast season six episode ten. I sat down with my wife patricia. I talked to her about the challenges. She has faced in dealing with multiple mental health diagnoses over the years and right after we published that episode. We received an excellent recommendation from a listener. Asking us to tackle the topic of what it's like living with someone with ptsd. And i think patricia. And i are uniquely suited to tackle this since both of us. Have this diagnosis in in. Its for completely different reasons. This episode is going to be an unfiltered. Look at what. It's like to live with someone with post traumatic stress disorder and by way of introduction. This is the we served now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life. Your best life money erin perkins. I'm a. us army combat veteran daddy to two amazing kiddos host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today again by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome back to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here. Well good good so it's been a couple weeks right and last time we talked about the treatments. You're getting and things like that for depression. Talk to us a little bit before. We're gonna dive into the. Ptsd topic talked us a little bit. About how those are going those are going. I'm not going to be very honest. they're painful. I think Winning expecting almost a miracle. I mean you you let somebody shock your head for twenty minutes a day. You expect something but it's actually made my depression a little worse. They said that's normal. It can get worse before it gets better. So actually they're going to re map tomorrow and see if there's a different place. They need to put the magnet. But i think it's gonna go all right. Yeah we hope we hope and pray as well trained for this for that. This works in putting you through a lot of distress but like you said pain to try to to address the depression right. And so that's that's just one part of what can be a result of ptsd another city but the actually brit really brings up our our first thing to talk about is. Let's talk about ptsd a little bit. What it is. And how. I understand it. How do you understand. ptsd how. I understand it is. I mean we all know it stands for post traumatic stress disorder and that can be from your childhood from your teen years from adulthood. Something you went through something. You saw something you experienced. That was just traumatic for you. And i know that it can you know make you. Have you know nightmares it. Can you know how you can have memories of that trauma and then you avoid situations that you know make you think of that trauma and you know a lot of even soldiers you know. They get like hyper vigilant. You know because of how it makes them feel and it can call anxiety and depression as well. I think the hyper vigilance was one of the i. I realize that i that something was wrong right. I knew i had a lot of anger in. I was like i don't know why angry like i'm i'm not in the army anymore. I thought you the anger was just part of just being in the army. You're just mad something every day. And so i thought that it would go away and it didn't in fact he got worse and it. Was that hyper vigilance piece. I always felt. I still do. But i always felt ready. This constant state of readiness hyper vigilant. That's one of the behavioral parts because there's behavioral parts psychological mood in general sleep. And then you know it you can break them all down like you know behavioral is like you know you feel agitated or irritable or hof style or hyper vigilant like you were saying or you know you start doing self destructive things like you know. Drugs are becoming an alcoholic or or if he just completely isolate yourself. That's me raise my hand right there myself psychological as you know flashbacks which i don't have those fear that comes from nowhere severe anxiety failure to trust other people. Because you don't know what's going to happen the mood part of it. You know you lose interest or pleasure in doing stuff that you used to enjoy doing right or you feel like the severe guilt or you are incredibly lonely like you have tons of people around you. You have a family that loves you but you are so lonely and it messes with your sleep. It can cause you to sleep too much. Not enough to have horrific nightmares and a lot of people have detachment from other people and like intrusive thoughts that they just can't get rid of you know that you know. They go through their day and i guess to some other people they might look like legitimate list crazy but they just have these constant like thoughts and some people have to talk it out. You know there's so many parts to ptsd. yeah. I think that's one of the challenges with even realizing that you might have it right because there's so many parts to it. Depression anxiety intrusive thoughts avoiding situations. Not sleeping sleeping too much having horrific nightmares having too much emotion having no emotion at all. There's so many things and so what i was told. People especially veterans is if if something feels off. Don't try to figure out if you have. Ptsd anxiety or depression go to mental health right and talk to the professional about it and let them figure out whether you use the va or you go out to out to in the civilian sector. You go get it checked out. Because there's there's nothing that's not going to hurt you to go get it checked out right and that was a question that i was going to ask you. Is you know like when did you realize you had ptsd. I think it was what year wise was twenty seventeen. I got out and twenty. Fourteen of twenty seventeen anger progressively got worse. The hyper vigilance. And what. I say hyper vigilance. I i don't mean just like you know on edge all the time and i guess that was part of it but for me it was this feeling like i'm about to go into a fight like just ready like i mean you know kind of like almost kind of like a sprinter would be at the starting line. Okay here we go all right. I'm ready. i'm ready and it was like that all the time. That sounds exhausting. It is it really really is it took i say i want to say it took a long time to get past that but truth is i'm up past that no the pd. Has these not a broken limb. You know you can't cast on it and wait six weeks and go back and get the cast off and you're good to go. No i mean people can't get past it it's it. There are stories of people who you know they had. Ptsd and to you know after a few months few years depending on situation you can't get past. It depends on the person. I think it's post traumatic growth right where you know after your trauma you become a stronger person. A bigger percent better person. I don't know if i would. I would say that people ever get over their trauma. They just they build one right in that instead of letting the letting it crush them they use it to to fuel becoming a better person in the end and the thing is it's not always a choice. I don't think this is my opinion right. I don't think it's always a choice whether you get to say like oh. I'm past the worst part of my ptsd. And i'm only headed for post traumatic growth now. I don't even think i've heard that term post traumatic growth. So i don't know. If i would be i don't know if my opinion i mean i hope that's a real thing Veteran futterman talk to me. One time so you're doing it basically you're doing to post traumatic growth thing like you like you know you start a company like you've got a great career you've got a great family you know you've got a beautiful home cars dog you've got all this stuff going for you you're doing life right you're in your a great church like you're doing all these things right and hosting this podcast you're getting so much stuff done okay and i'm like okay cool why don't it feel better yeah really i'm like okay. We'll see if this post traumatic growth. I number one. i'm happy i'm growing. I'm happy growing getting better. getting smarter. Faster stronger whatever it is. I'm happy about that part but like it is this like is post traumatic growth a destination or is it just this constantly journey. Yeah i think it's a journey in. It reminds me of what we heard in church on sunday about walking wounded. And that's what that means is like. Es your wounded mentally sometimes physically but you know ptsd is a mental disorder and your your wounded mentally but you continue to walk. Wounded is when you stop that. There's no growth And so the post traumatic growth is continuing to walk. Even though you're wounded i love. Obviously you we're in the same service. Same church service right and we were both talking about how great it was so we can ask each other. This question okay. What's it like living with me especially within. What's it like living with me. Especially when i'm experiencing some sort of triggering episode so you mentioned 2017 when you first realized that you had p. Tst then it was. You're angry and you know we tried to give you a little bit of space and like you know. Let you breathe calm down. But i think i think you have grown because now you take that space for yourself. You're like i'm going to go run or i'm going to take the dog and we're going to go hike for a few hours. I think that you know living with you. I've able to watch you grow. And and learn how coping mechanisms coping skills. And i think with. Ptsd you have to learn. Those people might not always understand them like. I'm not hiking ninety degree weather with a dog. It's not happening but three you that works that would trigger trigger something not. Ptsd that would trigger anger. It has nothing to do with. Ptsd you you. You've joined small groups that you guys run and you know for exercise in general for you just really helps you a lot of that. Is you know twenty seventeen. We had just moved to alabama and things weren't going the way we wanted them to and life was just really stressful right. And you hadn't even been diagnosed yet. sure sure. So you've you've grown okay. So i don't even ask this question. What do you like living with me. It's amazing it's amazing. I love it. Let next question experiencing some sort of triggering episode. Well i've told you this before but as a man as a husband i feel. It's my duty my job to keep you happy. You know and so a lot of times i think. Ptsd manifests itself in your life as overwhelming depression and crippling anxiety right. And there's not a single thing i can do about it so for me. It's not that living with you is better or worse. Y you know with a triggering episode. It's that my hands are tied right. And so i think it's super frustrating. Because i'm like. I see a problem my wife is in. It's not just unhappy. You know it's like she. Has this a legitimate mental diagnosis. A mental condition that. I can't do anything to fix Frankly doctors can't do anything to fix every single part of that right and that conversation we've had many times because you're like i just want to fix it and i'm like doctors i have and they can't fix it. Release yourself up that burden. You can't fix it and that is so tough as a man who says you know what i'm here to lead my family my wife and my kids and you know kind of you know take charge and we're going to go tackle life together and that is so appreciated but sometimes you just got. It's true it's true like it's nothing you can do. Well that's not true. Okay that's not true space. Give me space. You know like like you did tonight. I had that treatment today and it made me sick today. I was actually really upset stomach today. And i'm just chilling in the bedroom lennon bed phone and you just made dinner that i did that helped i did. I logged off my computer at work and went and made dinner. It was amazing. I don't know if the dinner was amazing. But it's good good good so coming up after the break tricia and i are going to ask each other one more question. We're going to ask this question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has. Ptsd and we're gonna share several takeaways with you. 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You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today all right and we are back and as promised. We're going to talk about ptsd or would keep talking about ptsd right but the question that we have for each other. Do you wanna ask it. I want me to go go ahead. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I wrote this question. I still think it's a tough question you know i would not wish. Ptsd on anyone true. I'll start with that so with that in mind. What the good that has come out of it. It helps me to understand other people abso win. I hear about a veteran struggling with. Ptsd or a a veteran's family member or or family member or friend who is struggling with ptsd. I'm like i get it. I know how you feel. I completely understand and so for me. It's if there's anything good. It's that i can better relate to people who are going through the same frustration and anguish and honestly emotional pain when they see their loved one going through this right and i know not everyone copes. Well that's true and so this question might be difficult for some other. Some people listening you know like they're their loved when ptsd is raging alcoholic. Who's angry all the time. In what would you tell that person. That's an even to that. That in itself is even tougher. I think what. I would be telling that person is i. Can't i cannot tell you what you should be experiencing if you're living with someone with ptsd and you're like you know my spouses a raging alcoholic as a result of pd. St how do i find good in that. I can't tell you what good you should find. I i'm in no place to tell you that the only thing i can do is point you to the one that is jesus christ the principe who can give you peace in the situation and and the bible even says you know piece that passes all understanding basically piece. That doesn't make sense. So i can't tell you. This is what you should be feeling. This is what you should be experiencing. But i can recommend you to eat a formula so to speak of how to live better in that situation right and and i would add onto that to a more. You know just. I don't know. Do we say worldly. Come that. Try to under try to understand. Don't don't try to fix but like research. See how you can help your one with ptsd. Because i think not. Understanding is a part of the problem right for years i had. Ptsd and you did not. You didn't understand it in in mind would manifest in depression anxiety in the soldier new said just go exercise pushups drink water burpee strength water and i'm like you so don't get it and it was true i didn't you act totally asked you to research it to better understand it and you you did better understand it but now that you have experienced for yourself it's completely different really it. It really really is just just so different when you experience it for yourself. So i'll ask you the same question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I think it teaches you. How similar to what you said compassion. I mean i've always had a big heart. And i think it's because it's been broken a lot and you don't hurt anybody else because you know what that feels like you know you have more compassion. Because you know what it's like to fill abandoned or left out or or or thrown away so you're not gonna do that to anybody because if you're not a monster you're not gonna do that because you know what that feels like me and so i have probably too much compassion. My heart's honestly probably isn't too big for people. There are worse things that people not for pets. But that's a whole different. That's a big for people. Pets you can have one. That's my ocd. Am sorry that's okay. But yeah i would say me. It's compassionate and i've seen more compassionate you as well 'cause i was saying earlier when you didn't understand it you just dislike. Oh burpee and water. But now you're like. Do you want to go take a nap. You need to lay down like there's way more compassion than there was before so if if anything good can come out of such a horrific diagnosis like ptsd. I mean if you can just you know. Be patient and be kind. You can learn compassion. Sure yeah that's a really good point. So that's it for the questions right now. We honestly united had these types of conversations for year really really long time and and this is just another one of those conversations of how to how to live with someone with ptsd. What it's really like. i. I'm going to go out on a limb here. What's the worst part about living with someone with. Ptsd not knowing how they're gonna react something and so you know there's times when not recently but you know there were times i'm like oh i don't know if i want to tell him this 'cause i don't know how he's gonna react. I don't know where he's at today. You know mentally like you know. He's already got a lot on his plate. I'm kinda it's almost like an egg shells kind of thing like the. You wanna be really careful. You know so so those can be a little. And i'm sure i'm the same way i'm sure you and the kids stay away. Well i think for me and maybe for the kiddos too. I don't know but for me. It's the the worst part you know other other than the obvious of you. Know seeing my spouse going through this right but you know how it how it affects. Your frustrates me is the inability to plan. I love planning. I'm like okay. What are we going to do tomorrow. Six weeks from now five years from now and like i don't know win and might depression depression. Yeah and you're going to be like. Oh sorry man like as much as you would love to go do that. Depression is just crushed. You for that day or week or i mean there are many many times to. I'm going to say through the years that i've pushed myself. You know because. I i wanna do fun things at the family like you know. I think a lot of people feel that way. Like yeah wanna goaded disneyworld and make memories you know and you feel like that that depression creep over you and you just got to push through it as hard as it is. You just gotta you can't quit. You got to keep moving gonna walk wounded speaking of which so i know we. We referenced. The walk wounded message right. So so for those of you. Who don't know this was a message from church. The highlands with A great jura tear in this region of the country. One of the biggest in the nation as i recall got twenty plus camp twenty two twenty. Three i don't even know now. We got a bunch of campuses anyway. The the one of the pastors nikon carter. He spoke any told the story about a guy that will testament by the name of jacob who ends up wrestling with this angel and this angel as he's wrestling with jacob he he knocks jacobs jacobs hip out of socket right but jacob keeps wrestling. He's like hey. I am not going to let you go until you bless me. And so he. He eventually wins the wrestling match. The angel blesses him. And then jacob has to go meet his brother. There's whole back did this to me his brother and as he's going to meet his brother he's limping like crazy. And so even though the angels blessed and basically god putting his hand on him and saying hey like i you know i i love you. I approve of what you're doing. You know i'm blessing right now. Even though god did that he didn't heal him completely soup but jacob still had to keep moving and he had to walk wounded. Right into put in real world speak is like yeah. You can have blessings you can have all these great things in life you can have money. Houses cars land lakes pools vacation homes. But that doesn't mean you're not going to have wounds right from other people from yourself from life itself. Ptsd is usually a a life itself kind of thing so what you gotta keep walking for. Sure for sure so what's another takeaway back to. What we're saying is be patient and educate yourself. If you want to help your spouse or even yourself like okay like read just read read. How other people are doing it and that have been successful and and see how it actually manifests in your own life. Because just saying it's ptsd. I bet there some other things surrounding it that maybe you don't even know. And so educate yourself and be patient with yourself and your spouse if it's your spouse right right and somebody said this is another great takeaway. Here is give your spouse space if your spouse was the one who has the. Ptsd right give them the space they need. I will say that with the caveat if you believe. They are in danger of hurting themselves. Get the appropriate help. Absolutely this is not the your spouse said. Hey i'm gonna take my own life and then you say okay one. That's giving them space. No no no. That's not a time when you need to give them space. That's a time when there needs to be an intervention right. You know so when we're talking to give give your spouse space. it's you patricia. Saying yeah take your dog for hike. Its ninety degrees. go ahead. i'm not with you. I'll be in the pool right. Yeah right yeah gopher run go go do something to to just relax to take that. Take the edge off so to speak. Then so give your spouse space. I think is a really really great takeaway there so anything else any other takeaways. We should share with our audience today. I don't know. I think we've covered it. I mean just to walk wounded. Hold their hand while they're walking did. Oh may that's the that'll pre treat there. that's good. That is so good well patricia again. So much for coming on the show really really appreciate. I know you didn't feel great today but you muscled through it and i'm so so glad you did. I know our listeners grew be happy as well and obviously on this show. We ask a lot of questions that we do our best to answer a lot of questions and we all have a lot of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this. Have i accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith. In jesus christ will thank you so much for listening. Be sure to follow social media. Facebook occurred to fight again. Same thing on instagram and twitter ad courage again. You can pick up. A copy of my book resolve at courage to defied again dot com or also on amazon. It has been such a pleasure sharing our hearts in this conversation with you today until next time. Thanks for listening.
Justices Reject Case of Retired Cop Put in Police Chokehold
"The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a retired federal law enforcement officer who was put in a police chokehold at a VA hospital who's the leader was at the facility for a dental appointment in twenty sixteen when officers at a security checkpoint said he did not produce IDE that eventually led to three officers violently detaining that then seventy year old a lever video shows them putting him in a chokehold and wrestling him to the ground a legal filed a federal civil rights suit against the three officers and while the trial judge allowed the suit to go forward a federal appeals panel reversed the ruling the Supreme Court did not comment didn't reject the levers appeal Sager made Donnie Washington
A Brief History of Data Warehousing
"I'd like to start by talking a little bit about the domain of data warehouses. So we've done a bunch of shows recently and in the past about data. Warehouses snowflake redshift and google big query. Can you just tell me about the history of the data warehouse and what role. It plays today sure. I think that's a great question. So the did warehouse. History goes pretty far back. It really began in the eighties when people began to design systems like teradata and sybase iq. So these were systems that began to address. What was turning into a new breed. Va- -plication where people needed to scan large quantities of data to answer open ended questions and by open ended. I'm meaning that you had for example sales data or customer data or some other kind of interesting information about your company and you wanted to ask strategy questions about it which would mean that you would come in. You wouldn't know exactly what you're going to need to know in order to answer your question and then you you'd like to play around with it. These are promised the traditional relational databases of the time which would be late. Eighties early nineties. For just not very well suited to solve so this new breed of application developed and has evolved over a period of decades so for example the first products like teradata introduce things like paralyzation across nodes extending to things like verdict With very efficient column storage and compression and then of course the cloud data warehouses that we see today. Which are things like redshift. Which was really the pioneer here. And then snowflake
"va" Discussed on DV Radio
"Verbiage and our purchase agreements I've turned them into positives, and it's a teaching opportunity, and this is Ken was talking about. This is a teaching opportunity for every buyer's agent that I work with to educate the listing agent on the VA home loan so one transaction at a time we are changing the perception of the Va home loan, but this all comes. This myth comes from what's called the loan origination charge all right so the Va.. has put a cap on the amount of money that can be charged to the veteran for the cost of doing business, and they capped at one percent of the purchase price or the loan amount gave so. Where the myth comes from is that there are two ways in which you can charge is origination fee. The first way is what. Screws everything up. It's the one percent flat method or The one shot one kill is what I call it all right so. Me As a lender, I charge a veteran one percent of the purchase price, so let's say two hundred thousand. To originate the loan? The veteran then pays me the lender two thousand dollars. They've met the CAP, so this capped at one percent. They've met the Kappa Pan two thousand dollars to the lender. Therefore the veteran can pay for no other fees period. Who pays for the fees, the Va doesn't give Shit just not the veteran. Right The other way and the way that I roll. What's called the collective methods? So that means me as a lender. I can charge a collective amount of all fees..
"va" Discussed on DV Radio
"Active duty members can qualify for a shit ton of house. Believe, it or not, even though they. They don't think that they can, but. Income that can be used is fulltime incomes if you have a full-time job. We can use that income. Part time job becomes a little bit trickier all right, so it's. It's the two year thing that to. Where everybody! Here's your. I haven't been on my job for two years. So you're right, so yes, there is some truth behind that lenders like to see. Two years, because that's when an according to the VA lender handbook that's what becomes reliable, stable and likely to continue is two years for some reason, I don't know why two years all right. If you don't have to years doesn't mean you're not going to qualify. It just means we have to do a little bit more right so part time income, so if you're working under forty hours every week. Yeah, we have to show at minimum a twelve month employment history on that right to be able to use it overtime. That becomes very tricky as well because very few employers are GonNa put it on paper. Where says overtime is likely to continue for the foreseeable future? As if they put that on paper that means that Shit we, we have to offer him overtime and hemmer overtime when it's May or may not be warranted. Right so that becomes tricky as well. If, you are paid on a commission basis. That does require two year history. Along with self employment! All right, so if you own your own company. Don't write everything off so that you're you show a net profit or loss of the business as zero dollars, because guess what. Your income is zero dollars. you qualify for Shit. Right, I know a lot of business owners that that right everything up because you know that makes sense, but if you are going to buy a house in the foreseeable future start reporting income right, don't read everything off. At sucks, but it's. Short term pain for long-term game. Via Disability. We can absolutely use this and this. Only you don't even have to have a job. You can use just the income. If you don't mind me talking about this. When can purchase his house? He was just starting as a real estate agent. The no shit like he was literally a half a minute into his career as a real estate agent to buy a house, he couldn't do it until we got via disability approved, so we got his disability approved bom, three hundred fifteen thousand dollar purchase. Using just as Va home loan or va decision benefits. All right so. If you don't have a job. You're receiving disability benefits. Yes, absolutely possible. Social Security Disability income? Yes, we can use that. All right. Those that in a nutshell is income. Make accents. I'm glad you touched on disability income because. Most of us had dv where disabled in some way shape or form? Through the VA A and a lot of our listeners or either Va.. Competent or just stay and I know a lot of them are like I can't use the home. Won't because I'm not working? I can't tell you how many times I've seen that in our chat locks is or on a comment, host or anything since I've been with details seen that people multiple times I personally knew that you could use it to some extent. I didn't know that like you said read. That was the only thing you have to have. You don't have to have a job so I'm glad you touched on that, but to go a little. I didn't mean to cut you off your fun. Twenty five percent can be added on top of that as well. All right okay can grow up by twenty five percent to be added on to your. You know the amount of money you make about money you owe. Also if you're married, and you and your wife is a caregiver. You can use the caregiver income. Okay, that's. A lot of people don't know that either, and you can twenty five percent gross that up. All Right? This is a state of this next thing I'm about to talk. About is a state-by-state cases all right so not every state offers this, but here state data Michigan if you are rated seventy seventy percent or higher by the VA, and have one of the following either permanently and totally or unemployable. You are exempt from property taxes as well. This does not matter of financing type. You can have a conventional loan. Be One hundred percent permanently in totally be exempt from property taxes. This is massively huge. Property taxes are are a bitch. If you dave two three four hundred dollars a month on property taxes. Now the Va.. You do get reimbursed for property taxes up to eighteen months so if you have been. Permanently totally disabled for five years in your just finding out about this, you apply to be exempt from the property taxes. They will reimburse you eighteen months. Not The last five years or anything. But, this is a you have to. Reapply, once a year I don't know the exact date can knows. I just turned mine in December. Yeah, I was GONNA say December sounds about right, so you have to reapply every year and you'll be good. Okay I think it goes on our anniversary that we file because I think up here in Alaska. We did it in March or April we. Just did it again as well so. Again each state, obviously going to be different. Yeah I know some states that only. The property tax exemption only vise the I two hundred fifty thousand dollars of the home i. think that's the way it is up here. It's all weird. You know here in the State of Michigan's one hundred percent, which is freaking awesome. That is amazing. It doesn't matter the. The purchase price of the home. Right. I got a question for you. Begin explain it because I know that something I just talked to you about in regards to Obviously we do with a lot of the service members that are coming back to Michigan and one of the big things that serious members do veterans do when they get out of the active duty is they come back in the utilize the GI, Bill. Would they be out to still apply for the VA loan. If their spouse had a job, but they don't. Obviously. Their Gi bill can't count towards income. Yeah, so. The only thing is is the veteran has to be on the loan. So if if like in that case we have. The the spouses, the non veteran, she has full-time employment. The veteran does not so. They both have to go on the loan. He's the vet to make the long the NBA's veteran. We would use her common. He obviously doesn't have any so yes as possible, but the only downfall with that is if. The veteran doesn't have a job and not collecting disability benefits. Guess comes with him. All his fucking debts. So That's the only thing to keep in mind and. You're. The? The spouse, the non veteran does not have to be on the loan itself, and that's what a lot of people think. Now this is also variant on if your community property, state, or not all right state of Michigan, we are not so that means husband and wife apply for a home loan. The wife as Massive amount of student loan debt. But, she doesn't have any income. Were kicking her ass off the loan and we're to add to the deed after closing, so if you added to the title or deed that means she has. She has a say in the property in the event that. You. know the veteran. You know passes away for whatever reason okay, so it is possible to do that. As long as you live in a non community property state Nokia now keeping on the subject of any come, this is probably going to go into my next misconception about bankruptcy and foreclosure the right now we've got the Kobe nineteen lay offs taken effect across the nation. How does that affect the VA hormones? So think about it like this thing about it from the lender point of view..
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"Have automatic underwriting authority, which means we do everything in house. It does not have to go to the Va. there are certain cases in which. We would have to submit to the VA, but that's all case by case basis and you know like if to veterans are buying a house that are not married, you know. Great example would be San Diego California. The home prices are massive right and if you're on active duty as A. E Five you can't afford the home loan. One individual, so you're gonNA, ask another. A fellow. Whoever right from your your team? A let's play House together splitting entitlement. The VA has to make sure that. One veteran isn't trying to screw over the other Yada Yada Yada. some surviving spouses. Might have to go to the VA and unmarried. Veteran non veterans, a veteran and fiance veteran in in girlfriend, boyfriend, veteran, and mom and Dad who the MOM and dad. That's fun fact there. You can have an occupying Kobe. Co cosigner on your loan on your home loan using your va benefit. A lot of people don't don't think that that's possible. So anyways. Can Go yeah I think that's. That's a big myth. That's especially the agents that are out there. That have no idea of never have been had a client who use the va loan is just got. Brad said earlier not something that's been regurgitated from agents of the past to the agents of the president, and if it wasn't for age like myself out there, you know Brad is educating me. He's let me know everything about the VA Loan I've been to multiple classes with him so. Not. Only am I getting other agents to come to learn from Brad, but then at the same time when I have a VA offer I'm educating those agents to let them know 'cause that's. Their. Their biggest concern is how long is it gonNA, take for shoot I put. Ninety days is closed window no I. LAUGH AND CHUCKLE DUDE! It's thirty days or less, the national average from twenty, nine, thousand, nine hundred. National Average twenty three days application close now as a realtor Ken. Is that an acceptable amount of time it is. Which is great, you know Brad and we just closed onto to va loans within the past four days now five days. So Friday last Friday and then also this past Monday Monday's. got. We got cleared to close in twelve days. We will third the closed were they were even ready to close on the property. We got clear to close today that I think was probably within that same maybe fifteen days, and we didn't schedule the close until June third, so we're ahead of schedule on that. Yeah, so so like. I say this quite a bit who you work with matters especially right now. You as veteran. If you're trying to find a house, trying to earn trying to gain that piece of the American dream that you have off for, you need to go into this like you're approaching battle, man I mean. There's no other way to explain this like win us. Marines would when we go to war, we march forward. With pride and confidence, because we know the Marines on our right and left have the same training as well. Right so I know that they have my six. No matter what and that's how you have to approach home buying process, so if you're going to go into battle, you WanNa make sure you have the cream of the crop. Top Notch people right because right now. All these veteran friendly national lenders. Are At ninety days or more. For closing windows. Okay, so navy fed veterans United Usaa these. There's even some that are a hundred and eighty days. How competitive is that offer? When you submit an offer today and you can't close until the end of November now is about to ask you. What the national average for a other lenders! That's a huge difference me. Personally I average seventeen days. Applications are close closed three Va home loans last year seven calendar days..
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"VA which means VA doctors and nurses are serving on the front lines of the corona virus pandemic a month ago VA secretary Robert Wilkie told me here on All Things Considered that his department was well prepared for the outbreak and had plenty of masks and testing kids today NPR's quil Lawrence spoke with will keep to see how that statement was holding up secretary Wilkie says the VA is now competing for the same scarce resources as the rest of the country and the world so what what has happened since then as the national emergency kicked in of the normal supply chains that we have have dried up he says no VA hospital has run out but that's because the VA has been forced to carefully ration equipment for those who are on the front lines in the emergency rooms in the color of it wards who were in the nursing homes they have the normal supply of equipment it's those who do not have that direct contact with patients that we've asked to follow CDC guidelines on it but for first staff I know you say that you are following CDC guidelines but all the doctors I've spoken with say those guidelines have rapidly lowered themselves to meet the reality of supply on the ground are are there still VA staff you're going to be working under conditions they consider unsafe when you just mentioned the reality on the ground and in following the CDC guidelines we are insuring that those on the front lines have what they need does everyone in a hospital have all of the changes in here that we would have in a normal situation no V. A. union members across the country have been protesting the lack of protective gear last week they claim to victory when the VA changed its rules to allow a greater number of staff to use one mask per day instead of one per week that was also the first time VA publicly acknowledged it was rationing gear Wilkie says despite less than ideal conditions the VA is not overwhelmed and has even been able to start helping non VA patients we are sending our teams of nurses doctors gerontologist into the states New Jersey we are taking over operations of their state veterans home we're sending sixteen teams into Florida as we speak we have moved into Massachusetts and I've been on the phone with various governors just this morning about how we can help particularly with nursing homes with the virus has been so deadly Wilkie says VA is relying on the private sector for testing kits despite calls for the VA to take the lead in testing as one of the country's biggest medical research systems will be said for all the simulations and planning VA was not totally prepared for what he calls the worst national health crisis since nineteen eighteen he says VA is adjusting as fast as it's four hundred thousand employees can we try to move as quickly as possible we know people are making sacrifices and and they are they are worthy of praise from the entire country thank you for going into harm's way more than fifty five hundred veteran patients have tested positive and more than fifteen hundred VA staff at least fourteen staff and over three hundred patients have died because of their average age and health conditions veterans are one of the most vulnerable populations in the country quill Lawrence NPR news for someone with a life threatening case of covert nineteen survival is just the first step NPR's Jon Hamilton reports that the process of recovery can be long and grueling.
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"You know the the the VA benefits and it's permissible but you have to wait for at least two hundred ten days so about three quarters of a year after the first payment to your meat on your original loan and then the lender also has to comply with certain requirements in order to make that happen if that is okay then that that loan can be refinanced into the veterans benefits packaging can yield some significant interest savings obviously two people there there doesn't seem to be enough done you know for veterans there are you know there are things that are in place but when you look at it really what could and should be done this is unnecessary you know yeah kind of thing yeah and it's it's something that's it it's something that's available and and and it seems to be this is more of a streamlined effort in order to make clear guidelines about making it available and I no most lenders offered that and that sort of VA lending opportunity I know we don't talk much about the the politics of the of the politics but was there any resistance to any of this did you read about no I didn't see it seems like this is a fairly actually bipartisan effort and I think maybe you know from the Democrat side they're looking okay something's going to happen we might as well see what we can do without of in the Republican side probably wanted to in a chisel down and clarify things as well it seems like this is more of a product of how government supposed to work there other than how it's been working for in a recent history and and with the the the probable on wind of Dodd Frank and the unwind of the consumer financial protection bureau I mean it's just it's still there but there they become toothless right you know at this point to see some stuff pro consumer happen is pretty encouraging right and then lastly there is the there's some protections that have been identified under the truth in lending act as relates to private student loan so not the loans the Stafford loans subsidized ones as you get for those on top of that or private won't loans that you get directly but the the government backed ones but the if your guarantor on one of these gives you significant boosted because if the person who borrowed the loan and borrow the money under this private loan happens to die and then you will not be responsible for covering the balance of it we'll we'll talk more about that on the other side but that's that's kind of an interesting one to just to see protection on certain loans there's an area where they don't care yeah they'll come after it they'll come after when you're seventy and garnish your security so security another thing so we'll do that on the other side of the break Eric fox card were law office cover law dot com seven oh two seven four eight seven seven seven seven this is the credit.
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"Way to the VA center in West Los Angeles KCRW's Darryl Samson has the details the purple line is schedule to reach west LA by twenty twenty seven which would allow the city to showed off during the twenty twenty Olympics as anyone who commutes along Wilshire Boulevard can tell you construction has already been underway for years on the nine mile extension metro says it's on track to open the first segment ending it will share in Fairfax three years from now two years later the line is expected to roll into Beverly hills in century city senator Dianne Feinstein announced the new federal grant saying the subway line between downtown and the west side is crucial to modernizing the city's transit system the total cost of the project is expected to exceed eight billion dollars federal grants have covered about half of that with the rest coming from sales tax measures passed by voters for Casey are W. I'm Darryl saxman this announcement comes as construction on the purple line has apparently hit a snag the website progressive rail writing reports that Tom Lange in the mail or call mile area will be delayed until March because crews have run into tar sands and nothing pockets Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna have been laid to rest in a private family service the only times reports that the death certificate for Bryant says the burial took place last week at Pacific view Memorial Park in corona del Mar it had originally been planned for Westwood village Memorial Park but was changed the Lakers in the city of Los Angeles have scheduled memorial service for Bryant and his daughter on February twenty fourth at staples center Bryant and his daughter were among nine people who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas last month earlier this week a memorial was held at angel stadium for three of the other victims orange coast college baseball coach Jon alter belly his wife Carrie and daughter less Netflix has tapped Emmy winning director ava duvernay to direct a documentary about the late rapper Nipsey Hussle KCRW cerise castle has that story the Nipsey Hussle film will be driven days first documentary feature since directing thirteenth which examined criminal justice race and mass incarceration deadline reports that Netflix picked up the project for high eight figures to beat out other contenders the deal comes less than a year after Nipsey was fatally shot in front of his clothing store in south LA his death prompted an outpouring of grief from Angelenos who saw him as a role model Nipsey was honored last month in a tribute at the Grammy awards and won two awards his partner Laura London accepted them on his behalf Nick did it not just for the awards but for the people he's a state reach out to do for Nate to direct a film about the rapper based on their admiration for her work on thirteenth and the Netflix series when they see us for KCRW I'm siris castle support for NPR comes from EBSCO celebrating seventy five years of supporting libraries their communities and the role librarians play in making a difference learn.
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"I had to learn many years ago VA see what I whenever I talk to anybody about pulling cash out of their house I always tell them you don't have to have a mortgage you're you're refinancing the house not your mortgage except if it's a VA if you're trying to get a VA loan and you want to pull cash out that's a great loan to do they'll give you up to ninety percent on your on your mortgage but you here's the thing that very few people know about you have to have a more of a mortgage on your house right now to do that which I call you you know we we we were able to pay off your mortgage early and I am of veteran okay but you can't get a you can't do a cash out of the money out but I don't wanna he told a obligate myself to you know possibly losing it because I can't make payments okay well you have the number one you you you only take out what you can afford you've you know you get the loan officer to pre qualify you you base sign up on your wife's retirement money and your income right now what can you afford that you might not even need that much money maybe you just want you know a hundred thousand dollars in the bank as in my security blanket as you go through the you know the for specially for the next five years until you retire okay and then you know you could you have the options there's also the reverse mortgage and I'll talk about that after we hang up I'm going to talk about the reverse mortgage tonight I mean the reverse mortgage so we both have to be at least sixty two right well one of you have to be sixty two oh okay okay when when do you turn sixty two a year from February tenth okay okay so year from now yeah and you'll be sixty two and this is another it's another alternative you can do a cash out refi right now if you needed it and then a year from now or two years from now if you want to do the reverse mortgage stay tuned and listen and I'll tell you how the reverse mortgage works and I'll be the Tom Selleck of the radio show thanks thanks bill because I have a good day all right they tell me I got take a quick break in a minute this is a good time to call the office and talk to a loan officer whether you have a mortgage on your house now or not you can do a cash out refi now the only what you can't do that with is a VA loan and I don't know the reasoning on it but VA requires you to have at least an equity why at least of fuel a five or ten thousand dollar lean on your house to do a cash out refi I guess they want to see a payment being made I find it ridiculous but that's that's the VA rules FHA does not and conventional does not you don't have to have a mortgage on your house to put a mortgage on it and do a cash out refi we'll talk more about when we come back call the office talk to a loan officer you have them all in their their eight hundred number is three two one five five five five we'll be right back first.
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"Too high and all this other stuff but they do offer zero percent for so for some people it's advantageous to get into a home with a zero percent VA loan and then once they have say twenty percent equity than the refinance get rather there PMI but what I see use that person who was on deployment and is back is not walking into the VA and saying Hey I found a place my phone and I put a Darling little place him in Walnut Creek for just eight hundred thousand dollars can you just spot me the eight hundred grand eight zero percent down now the VA loans at zero percent you couldn't do that before but they're getting rid of that cap so now you technically could borrow eight hundred thousand dollars and zero percent I don't know it's gonna write you that mortgage but you could technically do that they're getting rid of that it's not happening the average working class is not walking in there and saying sure no problem the only other city in America that's more house support and then San Francisco or San Jose for that matter the only places more house for Seattle where the median household income is ninety five thousand eight eighteen but the median home price is seven hundred sixteen thousand dollars friends it's just not happening you're not the money is coming in from elsewhere it's people that have substantial money so we've seen that happen here you've seen people in the are there so many probably here more than anywhere else who all of a sudden hit it big in tech right we see that here more than they were maybe you get some people in Nashville that end up getting sign a big contract to make a lot of money maybe you have somebody who ends up the being a star in a movie and they end up making a bunch of money right there's a few of those success stories but for the most part you want somebody who goes rags to riches it's happening here because of tack right because somebody was was working as a coder in they were in there in their pajamas and they were tinkering around in two thousand eleven and they were buying up a bunch of big coin because it wasn't worth anything and now all of a sudden they're worth a billion dollars right that's those are the stories that are happening here that aren't happening elsewhere that's the person it's buying one point three million dollar house or to a person that is work their entire lives in Dallas or Atlanta or whatever and the retiring in the coming here and they have the money and the buying a house in cash or they're paying a down payment that is your sixty seventy percent down payment they've got money to be able to do that but I tell you it's not it's not working Joe schmo that's able to walk into a bank and say well I just need a loan to one point three million it's just not happening friends it's not happening in a study is just out I can't believe this real estate segment of the USA today from awhile back millennial spend huge amounts on rent using up forty five percent of their income made by age thirty so what's the solution help me find a solution of this I know when we talk about things like affordable housing the pass right let's do some affordable housing in the chronicle of story on can affordable housing sort of stable of gentrification of certain neighborhoods maybe can but if we're talking about housing ever talk about the formal housing the money's going to come from somewhere this is why we have these different laws have been put in place that require the new developments have X. amount that's going to be basically rent control is going to it's going to be a quote unquote affordable affordable so what does that mean is that a.
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"But it's not for him is for veteran obesity research. I see I don't mind cons going to the bar and getting drunk and doing it for research because I don't think that you can say the Uber app works. Well, until you are incredibly intoxicated what alcohol level of point one two. That's when you should be able to say if the Uber app works are not in that they should have a saying where you can set it out before this is a brilliant idea about the half, bernita copyright, this over should have a thing that if you're going out that night, you're giving the location of where you're at and it should have just a big drunk thing in the middle of it or years have to push it in automatic takes you straight to your home address that you've already predetermined before you go out, and though then you don't have to like it over day. But thing out you don't have those stories where people end up sucking hundr-. Words of miles away. You don't have any of that. Yeah. That's a great idea. Good idea. We should be in a think tank. Thank you, see a told you trust me when I say these things, but I don't appreciate you bringing up my propensity, it'll or a southern style chicken biscuit with around David cheese with Agnew Muffin on the side. I don't appreciate that. Because I like a lot of other veterans struggle with our waysides, am I thirty six. Yes, am I doing better the s should I still lose a couple pounds? Definitely just like a lot of other people who are in the military who are going to be very disappointed when they get their VA rating, which I wanna give another shut out to the before we've moved on. They have done so much better of people who are retiring getting there VA rating before they actual retire. I think that's a great great thing. That's going on if talked to a couple of people at the hospital lately, and they said that they aren't allowing people to retire until they're VA appointments are complete. That's so smart because it's so much easier. When you're still in a unit, and you could just go on post and get these things done. Versus waiting till after the fact, it may be a loose paperwork. And maybe the VA you're going to isn't as up to date as the one that you have on post. So I think that's a great idea if they're forcing people to do they should do it across the board whether retire you're just getting out. Oh, yeah. Like, I had to do it like, well, I don't I don't remember if I had to do it or if I just chose to do it. But I definitely did all of my VA claims before I left Fort Hood. Even if you're just getting your DD two fourteen now, you should be able to go and get out on the thirtieth of the month. Your auto medically starting at the VA your first of the month. All right. Let's move on to the full complete round to here. We go. Fatty McFadden vets all over the place are going to be pissed because the new ruling by the department of veteran affairs general council says it obesity cannot be considered a service connected disability, despite the fact that America's major health organizations all say that it is they say, it's the disease. It's as something that needs treatment. The VA is not allowing you to claim it as a service service connected disability, which there's basically I know I say this a lot. But there is two schools of thought on that you can have certainly I've seen marines. Whenever I was accompanied gunny..