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Two People Killed in Explosion at Connecticut V.A. Hospital, New York
"At least two people are dead after an apparent steam pipe blast in a maintenance building out of Veterans Affairs office in hospital in Connecticut. It is with great sorrow. I share that two deaths tragically occurred today as a result of an explosion in the basement of an outer building at the West Haven Campus Veterans Administration. Connecticut Health Care director Al Montoya officials do say that patient care was not affected by that blast, a banker
Fresh update on "veterans administration" discussed on Morning News with Hal Jay & Brian Estridge
"Weather, often on through this weekend, including some showers and storms. Today we're gonna be sunny, windy and Milder in yesterday's 81 yesterday. 70 today when shifting to the north, probably by noon, then clear and cool overnight with a low near 40 tomorrow late in the day and through the overnight hours, showers and thunderstorms High tomorrow 52 low 40 break in the rain on Friday, but it's back this weekend right now at W B. A P. 56 degrees News brought to you by McClaren's RV. The arrival of federal vaccine sites in D FW is leading to fewer doses from the state Federal vaccine Science with their own supply of vaccine are being set up this week at Fair Park and global I field. Chris Van Dusen with the state Department of Health Services, says the federal help allows flexibility with state distribution. We can share some of those doses around to other parts of the state. But Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins contends the federal sites or aimed at vaccinating, underserved zip codes, the people North Texas who are not in these under serves, it could should not be punished. The state argues that the bottom line is the overall number of available doses is actually slightly higher in DFW than it has been played. Nevil, WB AP News Although the majority of U. S troops are opting to take the covert 19 vaccines, thousands every fused frustrating commanders who are trying to dispel Internet rumors about its safety to get more soldiers vaccinated. Army Colonel Dr Patricia Hastings consult the Veterans Administration on the effects of airborne hazards. I've got Mike Move it vaccine. I have been giving the covert vaccines and everybody I have given it to has been very appreciative. I believe service members would want to get it because it will protect you from so many things. The vaccine could be refuse, since it's under an emergency use authorization and the DeSoto community is mourning the loss of two young Children after a fire yesterday morning at a home on will would court Your belt line. DeSoto Fire Rescue Chief Jerry Duffield says the exact cause of the blaze is under investigation. Wanna give these Children the.
Could the West Los Angeles VA’s tent city be a model for bringing relief to LA’s unhoused?
"In Brentwood, and he spots something unusual. Ah, homeless encampment. That's not the unusual part Sadly. What is unusual, though, is the way this this encampment encampment looks. looks. Whole Whole sidewalk sidewalk was was taken taken up up by by a a line line of of identical identical tents. tents. Big Big tents tents and and pinned pinned to to the the outside outside of each one of those is an American flag. This is right outside the West L. A VA campus, The Veterans Administration campus if you're not familiar with it that is a huge gated property just west of the 405 federally owned healthcare compound for military vets. Run by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of La's homeless veterans receive services there. To some folks actually stay on the sidewalk near by This eye catching encampment only popped up in the last few months. It's a road, 30 tents and all the tents were supposed to be a line. There also have flags on the left hand side. Dean leave is an army veteran. I served 86 through 89 under Ronald Reagan Problem. Five tonight Field artillery in Fort Carson, Colorado. Says PTSD from a sexual assault by another soldier led him to substance abuse and eventually homelessness. It's chaotic is living on the streets is, Dean says, This encampment has some military style order. We have a standard operating procedures. We have fire guard. We have security watches. A lot of veterans have a lot of different stories. Each one has their own individual. Sorry. One thing that many share is the feeling that being a veteran and being homeless is Well, you know, the saying adding insult to injury. Yeah, really gets you down your spirituality after serving the country and I'm not complaining, but by all means I haven't had a gratitude this long and water in the complaint list. The end of the day. You know, I didn't serve this country It hurts, And for some of the veterans here that hurt his coalesced around to cause what they see is decades of negligence when it comes to housing homeless vets. On the west L A. V, a campus. And in that respect, this encampment is meant to draw attention. We're standing our ground as a peaceful protest. Against what? Exactly, And why now? That story, it turns out is only the latest development in a much bigger saga, one that involves a prime piece of real estate, a corruption scandal a pandemic in the plan to pick up the pieces. KCR W's Anna Scott takes it from here. The story really begins. 133 years ago in 18 87. Hey, we told you it was a saga that year, a wealthy family donated the land That's now the campus with the stipulation that it had to serve as a home for military veterans. And for a long time it did at one point after the Korean War between four and 5000 veterans lived there. But by the 19 seventies, Thie started leasing out the property for all kinds of things. They maintained a hospital and other veterans services but brought in a dog Park Baseball stadium, even a parrot sanctuary at one point Meanwhile, many veterans lived on the streets. You know, in the military, you never leave a fallen comrade behind on the battlefield. Why would we leave them behind here on American soil? Bob Rose Brock is an Army veteran who lives in Brentwood. And every week for the past 12 years he's protested outside the gates of the West via dei. I met him there earlier this month. Today is our 648 consecutive Sunday and that's what we're trying to do is to get housing for our veterans. On the other side of that fence, where they belong. It was legally deeded. And we've got veteran sleeping on the sidewalk here. Now. Bob is not the only person to take on this issue. A decade ago, some homeless veteran sued VA. Officials over how the West campus was being used. Some of those non veteran related leases were deemed illegal and cancelled. The parrot Sanctuary has gone, for example. Leader. It turned out there was a bribery scheme going on at the campus, Another VA official and a guy who ran private parking lots there were sentenced to prison. In short, It was a big, ugly mess. But from the fallout came a new vision for the property. Four years ago, the unveiled a proposal to bring the campus back to its original mission and transform it into a community with more than 1600 new apartments for homeless veterans. So happy ending right?
Walmart's Commitment to Hiring Veterans
"The right skills obviously is one of the core values that you have there. And the company is a foundational member of a new vet tech employer consortium. That's going to be helping. Provide training for high tech skills for careers in technology for veterans. Tell me about that program. How did it come about in. Who can access it. Well all answer it by by stepping back just a little bit and talking about things from a workforce development and labour market could perspective and even before that when walmart entered into lower the last five years we entered into this period where we really needed to integrate bland. The worlds of in store experience and an online experience for customers and through those efforts in kobe really highlighted the need and importance of us to be able to provide this omni channel or omni experienced for people. That's just a seamless. Shopping experience between the online and the in person domains. And what that has entailed is that we have any number of roles as part of this this leap into digital in leaning into digital where we have product developers and project managers and user experience individuals data scientists obviously the software developers and engineers in the cybersecurity information security individuals and it creates created. This huge demand going back to that workforce prominent so we needed to figure out how we considered our demand. What was the supply opportunities that were out there in. How do we build an opportunity to connect the two and this tech program that was established by the veterans administration or funded by the veterans administration and in partners with the us chamber of commerce accenture and others. We recognize the importance of it right away and so what it does is it helps take military service members. It gives them certain skills like cloud architecture or any number of other areas and with through those skills makes them exactly what we're looking for and we can bring people in who have those foundational skills and then continued to develop them into the people that were looking to grow over time. So we're super excited about that program itself that just one example within the employment heller that we're very interested in it. Aligned with our workforce demand and lets us tap into the veteran talent pipeline in a way that is that skill bridging activity in puts all that together in a really interesting and fun public private partnership example a model that we hope to see happen. Not just in the technologies but other areas over time how veteran access program through the va. It's just a simple google to the vet tech program. B. e. t. t. e. c. And the us chamber of commerce or the veterans administration. You can follow the path to that father clicks to that and check it out and we hope to see you through the program. How important is for a company
Pick a Plan and GET AFTER IT
"Leadership means firmness not harshness or bullying understanding not weakness justice erase the freedom humaneness not intolerance generosity not selfishness pride. Not Egotism so little quote for you kick things off. This is coming very I ran across it the other day and as I ran across it I saw some of little bit of the dichotomy leadership in there and it just caught my attention. And it's a quote General Omar Bradley General with a good amount of name recognition but a general who kind of flew under the radar sometimes because he was competing with some some big names. You know he's competing with General Patton. He's compete with General Eisenhower. He's competing with General Montgomery so he kind of flew under the radar sometimes even though he does have the Bradley fighting vehicle named after him which is a awesome machine but he absolutely was a well regarded general in his own right born in eighteen. Ninety three in Randolph County Missouri worked as a boilermaker figured out he could get a free education by going to west point so he went to West Point graduated in Nineteen fifteen same years. Eisenhower by the way he was a really good athlete. Baseball Star could've played pro ball but chose to be in. The army chose to go and do his commitment to the army. One thousand nine hundred fifteen. You're probably thinking World War. One W W well. He actually didn't go to World War One and World War One. There were mining disputes in the unions in the in the minds up in Montana and they had to activate some army units to send them up there to guard the minds. And that's what he did. He did that for a little while. And then he did go to unit that was getting ready to deploy to World War One. The Spanish flu came which everyone seems to know about the Spanish flu. Now and there then there was the armistice and he didn't deploy so he didn't get any combat action in World War. One thought that that might hurt his career but he stayed in anyways ended up teaching tactics at the infantry school fast forward through the peace years may general in one thousand nine hundred forty two assigned the eighty second division the Twenty Eighth National Guard division eventually worked under General Patton as the deputy in charge of Second Corps and then took it over himself led the campaigns in Tunisia and Sicily. Ike Eisenhower selected Bradley to command the First Army during Operation Overlord D Day Command. He commanded the most troops of any general. Us General in history when he took command of the twelfth on weaker. One point three million troops to little decentralized command. Better come into play right there. Continue with all those troops to push through Europe until the fall Germany. We covered Ernie. Pyle on this podcast. Podcast number thirty nine. His book brave men. It was the heavies for my favor. Lines Ernie pyle nicknamed him the G. I. General because he was kind of a laid back down to Earth Guy didn't make a spectacle of himself. After the war he ran the VA for a while. The Veterans Administration I ever chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During the Korean War retired in nineteen fifty-three after thirty eight years of service I found day. The Internet is amazing. I found any evaluation. You know we talk about the evaluations evaluation in the Marine Corps evaluation the navy evaluation. I found an evaluation of Bradley written by General Patent. Pretty cool because it shows it shows what type of a person patent was just in the way he wrote this thing so it says subject efficiency report through commanding general NATO USA APO five thirty four to add adjutant General War Department Washington DC name and grade of General Officer reported on Omar F Bradley Lieutenant General Period covered one July nineteen forty three to eight September nineteen forty two months in eight days duties performed commanding general to core one July nineteen forty three to eight September nineteen something unclear manner of performance superior F- Physical Activity Superior Physical Endurance Superior Knowledge of his profession superior for what command or duty would you specifically recommend him and army and then what opportunities have you had for observing him during period covered intimate daily contact. Does he rendered a willing and generous support to plans of superiors regardless of personal views. In the matter yes which is a very interesting topic to cover mean you think about what they've got in their physical duty not knowledge of his profession. What job would you recommend? Does he give generous supports to plans of superiors regardless of his personal views. No matter so this guy's going to back you up. The answer is yes and ten of all general officers of his grade. Personally known to you. What number would you give him on this list? And how many comprise your list and patterns answer is number one. I know all of them. Further remarks deemed necessary. None signed G. S. junior lieutenant general. Us Army commanded. So that's pretty awesome review. The interesting thing is if you know anything about the history of Bradley and Patton. There's some interesting dynamics. They first of all had very different personalities. Patent was you know flashy and go ego driven in a lot of ways and and Bradley was not and there's some quotes I pulled from patents journal Journals About Bradley. So it's interesting that he can have these right in that glowing like evaluation about him to try and get him promoted but at the same time here are some things he said about him. Bradley's to Conservative. He wants to wait until we can all jump into the fight together. By which time half our men will be. We'll have the flu trench foot. I wish he had a little more daring. Another one. Bradley is a good offer. Buddy utterly lacks it too bad. The IT Factor Echo Charles. Next one brag is a man of great mediocrity on the other hand. He has many attributes which are considered desirable. In general. He wears glasses which I have no idea I have no idea why. That's cool to be a general glasses. He has a strong jaw. He talks profoundly and says little and he is a shooting companion of our present chief of Staff. General Marshall also. He is a loyal man. I consider him to be among our better generals
Schumer calls on VA to explain use of unproven malaria drug to treat vets with coronavirus
"Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says veterans may have been put at unnecessary risk after a recent bulk order for more than two hundred thousand dollars worth of a malaria drug president trump has been promoting without scientific backing as a treatment for cope with nineteen the veterans administration says it would never make decisions based on anything other than its patients best
Progressives propose Medicare for the Uninsured
"Let's talk about the news of the week. The fight for having a relief. Bill that actually addresses what is going to be a massive health insurance crisis on So we had a bill introduced by Representative John Paul and Bernie Sanders in the Senate and then just Today actually as we're recording this this'll be yesterday as you're listening. Nancy Pelosi and House Leadership Democrat leadership in the House came out with a different proposal. We haven't seen language yet but this is clearly going to be the two kind of competing visions for next relief bill from the Democratic side so far icy silence from the Republican side. We don't even know if they're going support another relief bill at all Although I think the pressure is just going to become a hard to avoid once all of this unemployment leads to lack of insurance soon So the basic overview. Let's let why don't we start with the Sanders? John Paul Bill since that came out. I What they've proposed these of course are the lead sponsors of the Medicare for all legislation in the House and the Senate And this is not a medicare for all proposal. But it's kind of a stopgap proposal during the credit crisis. So what they've said is that Medicare should cover everyone who does not have health insurance And that Medicare will cover all co payments deductibles and cost sharing for everyone else. That's where people who have private insurance who have public insurance Like Medicaid or the Veterans Administration Or Medicare for that matter And that that will Last in effect until a vaccine is widely available to the public And the thinking of course is that we literally just cannot address this pandemic without everyone having access to healthcare Otherwise everyone who slipped through. The cracks of the healthcare system is going to be Is going to be unable to access. Care avoiding care when they need it and more likely to spread The contagion so Stephanie. What do you think about proposal? That came out of Japan. Senator Sanders Office. Well when I first heard about this proposal I thought it was perfect because it gives us a way to sort of expand public health insurance and it also fulfils the moderate concerns about allowing people to stay on their health insurance and all the stupid rationales for supporting a public option versus Medicare for all and that has always been the moderate case against Medicare for all right it's too disruptive maybe amid Medicare for all is in theory better but people are just so happy with their private insurance. Who Am I? Who are we to argue with them? And maybe they need a chance to try it out. And that's the impetus behind the whole public option. And you know they always say that. The of course. The goal is universal healthcare. But what the pathway. How do we get there? You know the details matter well. Here's your chance you know. Millions kicked off their insurance by no fault of their own at a time. When it's not actually safe to go outside but as far as I know no other members of Congress besides Sanders and Paul have supported this plan. Yeah I don't even know if it's been you know. They've barely rolled it out. It just came off the shelf. So we're us. The movement are going to have to build support for this bill. And you know it's interesting because this plan is kind of like some of the competing plans that you know. The centrists who were running for president were running on This doesn't resemble like the Biden plan but it is kind of what like Baidoa Rourke was was backing. It's a little bit like will cover everyone with the public plan. But we'll keep somehow the private health insurance in the workplace health insurance And I think the reason it's important to acknowledge why this is not a replacement for Medicare for all it needs to be. Temporary is the cost right. The the downside of doing it this way is that you don't get most of the savings that you get from Medicare for all system which really comes from like simplifying the system and you're cutting out all this administrative waste hospitals and doctors only have to deal with one pair they don't have to deal with fifty different payers. And that's how Medicare for all works by creating although savings you can afford to cover everyone else afford to have no co payments and deductibles. It is much more expensive to do it. This way to keep the private insurance companies in their keep all this complication waste in the system and expand coverage to everyone But I think you can do it temporarily as a stopgap measure And so I think it would be a good stepping-stone and people we literally cannot address this crisis with more and more people losing access to health insurance so I think it'll be an interesting fight. Yeah and it could arguably be even less expensive than giving subsidies to private health. Insurers who who made just end up pocketing. Well obviously we'll end up pocketing the profits but also will not be actually giving out any care outside of probably a lot of corona virus care because people aren't actually going to the doctor for anything else right now that's a fact that's not arguably that's it would definitely be cheaper to cover people through expanding medicare than it would be through throwing money at private
Salesforce earnings beat on strong subscription growth
"Couple of weeks ago. went out to San Francisco for SALESFORCE DOT COM and you'll dream force conference and the COP kingpin told us a great story. That's that's one reason. Stocks been such a terrific performer. But then tonight salesforce supporter generally strong quarter with one piece of hair on it Company earned seventy five cents a share and also want to look for sixty seven. Sales came in higher expected gross margins much better than doing excellent however measurements revenue forecast for next year came in a bit light. Same with the Ernie's bid something. I warn warn you could happen and that was enough to send this down in. After hours as I predicted I think is a classic under promise over deliver from a company with a phenomenal track record. Give him some benefit the NFL doubt given how much stock and run into the quarter. People wanted perfection. The thing is while it wasn't perfect was pretty close in the long-term focuses amazingly strong. Don't take it for me. Let's keep with Keith Keith. Block the coast. CEO OF SALESFORCE DOT COM to get a better read on the quarter Mr Block. Welcome back to man finding great to be here with you all right so we got this usual. I dichotomy economy. At first it was a complete blowout quarter. I mean much much better than expected. Seventy five versus sixty six cents. So why don't you give us some of the components of where you really hit it home home which in the verticals and also says we're out there last week. How much are the new things like on the voice Einstein that we thought that was so exciting? Well Jim it was a terrific quarter four and a half billion dollars in revenue at thirty four percent growth. We've guy to seventeen billion for this year which is absolutely amazing and a dream dream for us and you know you were there so it was a super exciting time. We said that we would double the company again in the next four years over thirty four billion. So it's certainly an exciting being time with what's going on in a lot of this is really being powered by digital transformation and we see digital transformation all over the world in every segment in every industry in every geography just to give you an example. This is a great conversation with the CEO of one of the largest industrial manufacturers in the world. Just last week before Thanksgiving and we were talking about how organizations have grown up traditionally over time. And you think about kind of an inside out product inside to out up-market mentality and it creates organizational silos data silos technology silos cultural silos business model silos and in our conversation. We were talking about the power of digital transformation. And what does that really mean. Because it's all about the customer now and so we want to be able to take these customers customer that were advising and talk to them about turning this from an outside in view customer first all the way back from the experience to the supply chain and that is the importance of digital transformation now the digital transfer. Yeah go ahead. Yeah I did want to know who is transforming in a large way. The reason I say that is because the last time mark has been on in the conference call he said Jim in the biggest transformers are and then he gives us these gigantic eight nine figure wins but I never get to ask me about it where some people were realizing eight nine figure deals who need this transformation. Well there's a lot of transformation going on in world and again this digital transformation is really based on three legs. The first one is technology and that is lifting shift in its infrastructure. And how do you take advantage of that technology. The second in is really about cultural. Change and organizational change what are the workforce implications. How'd you skill the workforce and the third is the business model change? What do you actually going to do to take something and turn that model from customer experience? All the way back to that supply chain and it's very very important and you know when you think about these great wins that we've had in the a quarter and there are so many great wins you think about companies or organizations like the Veterans Administration. This is one that is near and dear to my heart so this is an organization that is now one of our top customers customers and we're helping them fulfill their mission which is very important taking care of these veterans who have served us and now this is an opportunity to serve them. So that's another exciting opportunity that we've taken advantage of. I WANNA be a little too granular here. Maybe you could argue but people were saying that for next quarter you really guiding you've been guiding sixty two and now your guiding down to fifty four fifty five now. This is the kind of nonsense I've seen with salesforce so many times right before gigantic breakout so I need to know. was there any Delta actuality in this quarter that made it so you gotta down the next quarter. What you're supposed Jim? Is You know we've got a very strong track record where the fastest fastest growing enterprise software company at our size and scale. You know we're doubling the company in the next four years we've guided to seventeen billion so there's a lot of great opportunity. Digital transformation is everywhere and that's why companies are coming to us as their trusted adviser and it's very exciting time to be in the market is good and I know you've got that long term view but I am very specifically about this next quarter which is what sending the stock down from being one sixty four down to one fifty nine. I do not want to miss. Read our viewers. That's because I myself. Jim Cramer have drunk the Kool later. salesforce and only care about the next five years then I suck and I don't so I want to know if there's anything going on here that I should know now Gemlik we've had. We had a great headquarter. We have a lot of success. Our business look strong in the fourth quarter. It looks good for next year. And we're in a great position to advise these customers and that's what we see every day. Okay so you buy I tableau. I read this week. This article said these guys have become the ultimate roll out by Mule saw they buy e t they by. Now they're buying buying this tableau they just keep buying buying because they don't have any natural source of growth and all they try to do is raise price now. This is the new knock on salesforce. I did not. Let's see any of that extreme force but I'm giving you the new knock. Well let me tell you about our innovation and some of the things that were very excited about that happened to dream force. So we've been talking talking about the customer three sixty and the importance of providing that three hundred and sixty single source of truth which has been the holy grail in our entire industry. We've been talking about about this for thirty plus years and now sales forces in a position to do there's nobody else in the industry can do. This only sales were able to do that. That's why companies are coming back To salesforce they want to advise they want our advice. They want us to play that role of trusted
Silverhawk Aviation Academy Helps Combat National Pilot Shortage
"As you get on a plane this holiday season instead of being the passenger you might consider a career in flying that aircraft almost bright Calvert tells us there are plenty of jobs as well as a new opportunity for veterans according to the Federal Aviation Administration there are thirty percent fewer pilots than there were three decades ago airlines are feeling the pinch as there's more demand for air travel and fewer pilots to go around if you are interested in becoming a pilot or joining the aviation industry doing now because the jobs that need flight instructor Chad Morris at his school silver hawk aviation academy they have a one hundred percent job placement rate among graduates director of student affairs unleashes Sweeney when a student comes through all they have to do is go get their aviation medical and then once that's done we have some paperwork we go through and then you're ready to start training these days it just specially easy to get your commercial pilot's license if you are a veteran chain can go through training and not have to spend any money out of pocket thanks to the veterans administration our flight instructor would know he was once fresh out of the military being a veteran and just separating from active duty that was a really scary time for me and my family so this program being as easy as that was just made a life so much better Chad's program in Idaho teaches future helicopter pilots there are other veteran training options and other flight schools throughout the northwest you know you hear all the time thank you for your service but this feels like a real names you for the twelve years I started to do the name
U.S. government's annual budget deficit largest since 2012
"Let's talk about the federal budget you know in some ways it's budgeting we're all familiar with money and money out in another way it's infinitely more complex and there's a lot of just sort of basic vocabulary we thought we should run down before we get started so the first thing you need to know are the means of a couple of words okay so you have authorization which is the first step in the process authorization bills create programs continue programs agencies and programs have to be authorized before they can spend money appropriated them according to the rules of the House of Representatives is this real always followed no it is not but that's the idea and then an appropriate Shen is authorizing the expenditure of funds for a given purpose consistent with those authorizations so I we say this agency exist or this program is allowed to continue and then we have to tie the specific funding to it through the appropriations process so we have the national debt which is not to be confused with the national deficit you know we have all that why are they all start with the same words we have authorisation or same letter others appropriation than you have debt and deficit so the debt is the money the government owes the deficit is is the amount we spend as exceeded by what we take in so the amount of by which the government expenditures are greater than the tax collections in a given year debt is sort of where accumulating that all the time a deficit is a year to year situation and then of course we have the debt ceiling and that's the limit on the amount of debt the federal government allows itself to hold and Congress as you're probably wear from the new stories raises the debt ceiling. often the first overall debt ceiling was passed in nineteen thirty nine and since then we've raised the debt ceiling or amended it over a hundred and forty times including a dozen times since two thousand I'm GonNa tell you today about how this process is supposed to play out but I wanNA share with you three shortcut terms because we don't usually get through this process as it is supposed to play out and so the word omnibus is important this means a budget that encompasses more than one of the twelve appropriations bills that are supposed to go forward individually and omnibus bills get used when Congress and the president can't agree on those individual bills so they start stacking them up and tying together provisions that sort of leave people without a choice on what to vote for continuing resolutions are another shortcut we take supposed to have the entire government funded by October first the beginning of the how we almost never have that done so congress passed says and sends to the President for signature continuing resolution this is just stopgap funding for agencies and programs they don't shut down the government they want to keep it going at current levels until the regular budget process can be concluded and then finally sequestration is a term that you might hear these are automatic across the board spending cuts that are in place in case Congress can't get its work done within limits on discretionary spending that have been decided in previous years so sometimes as part of negotiations congress will say we're sick and tired of all this spending but we're not gonNA do anything about it today future congresses you must live by these roles and if you don't hear these draconian cuts that are going to go into place and that's what sequestration so that's with regards to discretionary spending so the next day and we want you to know is the difference between mandatory spending discretionary spending and tax breaks because that all affects spending Revenue Okay so a third of the federal budget is discretionary these programs agencies activities that Congress chooses to fund every year now the biggest category of this is military spending but it sweeps a lot of things the Defense Department of Homeland security education the Veterans Administration Energy Department Hud the State Department NASA every year we're deciding yes this is what we want to continue to spend Liane so that those are choices and priorities that can be made in often a source of major budget battles because that's what Congress is choosing or choosing not defined every year it's why we have to find about big bird and PBS and the National Endowment for the arts every time
Should You Trust An App With Your Mental Health?
12-month supply of birth control pills cuts unintended pregnancies, cost
"But I want to at least started the conversation especially because we're seeing in so many states these new heart beat bills we're seeing some of them being rolled back but we're seeing an on going conversation about abortion the issue of abortion and when is a fetus a fetus that's a whole nother conversation but the reason why I bring it up is because the American medical association I released a paper today that gives us some idea about what's really happening with women and our bodies so the the general consensus is based on this research a year's supply of birth control pills up front would reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and health care costs associated with them now this was a joint study done by the university of Pittsburgh school of medicine and the department of Veterans Affairs he goes on to say the researchers estimate offering a year's supply of pills would prevent five hundred eighty three I intended pregnancies they also found that it could save the veterans administration about two million dollars a year and prenatal birth and newborn care costs so I think that this is now a nother level another layer that's kind of my new word these days the layers of the conversation but this is another layer of the conversation if a woman had birth control pills and I'm not sure doesn't go into detail why having a year's worth of birth control pills makes a difference versus say getting a prescription filled once a month I'm not sure maybe because it falls between the gaps in women need to get a refill on the prescription they don't get to the drug store in the mean time they end up with is I'm I don't now I am truly speculating on here but I do think that it is an interesting discussion to have especially in light of all of the new heart beat bills that we're we're reading about and we're hearing about across the country and there's a lot of yeah I I think there and we've talked about this that the goal is to alternately rollback roe V. Wade or at the very least get it before the Supreme Court and have a new decision on it and we at the end what a week or two weeks ago we heard that Ohio was going to enact their heart be done then I got put on hold and that if in fact that have gone through when we thought it was going to go through it would have had an effect on Pennsylvania fact we talked about whether or not there to be a spike in abortion clinics here in Pennsylvania because of course for one one of the neighboring states in Ohio so I think whether we're talking hard the videos were attacking abortions were talking about birth control pills I think that these are all things that no one I don't know most people didn't think we'd be having these conversations in two thousand nineteen but we are I am curious to know the science behind providing a year's worth of birth control pills and why that makes or why that can make a difference like I said the study was just released we saw the read the results however were made public today it was a joint study between the university of Pittsburgh school of medicine and the VA and the VA was focusing specifically on their female veterans and that's a lot of money when you when you look at how much money the VA system spends on what in essence are unplanned I'm gonna say unplanned pregnancies I do think there's a difference between an unwanted pregnancy and an unplanned pregnancy there are lots of unplanned pregnancies but they don't in turn necessarily mean they are on wanted pregnancies I just mean that they weren't planned for bad weather was planned for and not once once that pregnancy is here you got to deal with those realities you got to deal with the costs and and all of those things
Is something wrong with the VA?
"It doesn't it seem that, just about everything in America's going backwards environmental protection trade policy disarmament, and now the VA, this is Dr Michael Wilks with a second opinion, why at a time in American history when we are finally acknowledging that the American healthcare system is broken that too many people don't have access to care that overall quality of care is rotten that the for service nature of medicine drives, toward dangerous, and unnecessary testing and procedures are we taking the best healthcare system, we have and blowing it up. I'm talking about the Veterans Administration where care is driven by evidence where doctors practice medicine based on what the patient needs not how much they can charge and where there is no cost for the patient. The veterans health administration operates this nation's largest comprehensive. The healthcare system of one hundred and thirty five hospitals and clinics. For eligible US military veterans, a comprehensive study of the VA healthcare system. Done in two thousand eighteen by rand so that, while there is very ability between sites. Overall, the VA healthcare system outperforms non VA systems on most measures of inpatient and outpatient care. This high grade for care has been consistent across a large number of studies. In addition to providing direct patient care, the VA healthcare system, also conducts research, on healthcare delivery, that serves as a model for the rest of the nation. We'll, regardless this week, the Veterans Administration abandoned, its healthcare system were eighty nine percent of that's received their care and will now allow forty percent of all that's to receive care in the private sector. Why? Will because this administration is ideologically opposed to any type of government healthcare, even good care. This means that the Veterans Administration or a really the public will now be paying for private poor quality care, as opposed to paying for high quality less expensive care delivered at the VA are private healthcare system is the most expensive in the world. Almost twice as expensive as the next most expensive nation. The private healthcare delivery system is plagued by all sorts of access issues long waits poor quality and super inflated costs. Explain to me. Why we are taking our vets men and women who served our nation with honor and dumping them into this health care delivery, mess. The rand study points out some examples, the hospitals manage pain far better. They had lower infection rates. And they performed significantly better on patient experiences for care transitions from the hospital to the outpatient setting. Why will the VA is a functioning integrated system and private American healthcare delivery is just a mishmash, frankly, the American public would do far better by passing a Bill to allow non vets to receive care at the facilities. This is Dr Michael Wilks with a second opinion.
An Interview with VA Secretary Robert Wilkie
"Special guests this week secretary of the Veterans Administration, Robert Wilkie mister secretary. It's great to have you at the takeout podcast microphone. Major is great to be here. So we're going to talk about a lot of things related to veterans issues. Veterans policy the transformation the VA is it serving. Is it not what is this underlying question of veterans and suicide we're going to get to a lot of meaty topics. I promise you, but I wanna play soundbite for you mister secretary and just. Run it through did that really happen. The way I just heard it sort of filter, Jamie. This is sound bite number one from President Trump March eighteenth twenty eighteen please play that and acting secretary Wilkie who by the way has done an incredible job at the VA. And I'll be informing him in a little while he doesn't know this yet that we're going to be putting his name up for nomination to be secretary of the Veterans Administration. Was that true that absolutely true? Well, let me qualify. Okay. It was certainly thunderbolt the way it happened. However, I did see on my schedule that I had an hour with the president at six o'clock that afternoon. Okay. So that told me something if if he weren't interested in keeping me, right? Wouldn't have been an hour. Right. It would have been. Thank you very much. Go back to the Pentagon, right? But yes, the way it happened was a complete surprise. And I'll tell you I should have known because I don't nothing about prison reform, and I was asked to attend a prison reform con. Okay. God, I should that should have been an an indicator that something was up. So it was a surprise was it. A welcome surprise because you have a long history in the Pentagon have. Well, I have a long history of family service and look back on my my ancestors who service was certainly more. Heroic than mine has been I'm still a reservist in the air force, and I could not have asked for a higher honor. And I think what made it more specialists that it was unexpected the president allowed me to be the acting secretary for eight weeks, he was obviously happy with that members of congress were happy with that eight weeks. And so it was a great honor to be asked do you refer to it? But I want you to take a moment to tell my audience, what that family service history is I know it's important to you goes back many generations. My my father was in senior commander in the eighty second airborne division. Very gravely wounded combat soldier from Cambodia spent over year in an army hospital recovering from wounds, nineteen seventy my grandfather sea-captain served under fire both in the Arctic and in the Pacific during World War Two his. Other in the eighty second infantry division field artilleryman very decorated to the music in the view Sargon offense World War One or we're one, and I was very honored to remind Americans on Veterans Day that that is a forgotten conflict. But it is a conflict that more than any other. Allowed America to explode on the world stage without World War One. We really don't have the American century. And those warriors are often forgotten because they fought in the middle of two great cataclysms, the American civil war and World War Two. What the horrors of that fight a really beyond the imagination. And and I felt it was important to honor them and people like my great grandfather. My wife's grandfather an eighteen year old never move beyond two three counties in North Carolina and his young life with before he's eighteen marching up the Sean lease,
Partial government shutdown likely to extend past Christmas
"Let work begin. It's an indication and and do a partial government shutdown. Maybe a long way off congressional Democrats refused to give Mr. Trump the five billion dollars. He wants to start building a wall. CBS news. Correspondent ouija Jiang. Administration says it is trying to manage this shutdown with as minimal disruption as possible and says that four hundred twenty thousand federal employees who are currently working without pay will get their checks, eventually CBS news. Correspondent can of Craig says about twenty five percent of the federal government is closed. There are parts of the government that won't be affected, including the Pentagon, the Veterans Administration and all congressional staff. The US postal service will continue to deliver mail social security checks will still be sent out and. Special counsel. Robert muller's. Russia investigation will press forward. Negotiations are continuing between White House and congressional officials. CBS news face the nation host Margaret Brennan says another member of President Trump's security team is calling it quits
Thousands of veterans left without GI Bill payments
"Ranking Veterans Administration officials being reassigned as a house committee is holding a hearing on delayed GI Bill payments, potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of veterans. The executive director of the education service of the veterans benefits administration in Washington will reportedly be reassigned to a regional office in Houston. That official Robert Worley who is scheduled to testify today before the house committee on veterans affairs. A
Can apps help veterans suffering from PTSD?
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by hot cloud storage. If your company is thinking about moving data storage to the cloud, then you need to think about Sabi, it's less expensive than just the maintenance on your current on premises storage. See for yourself with free unlimited storage for a month. Go to Assab dot com. Click free trial and use the offer code was Sabi. And by the Michigan economic Development Corporation when it comes to mobility, more and more businesses are turning to planet, m Michigan is home to the largest concentration of auto related engineers in the nation as well as various all road and all weather autonomous testing centers. The learn more had to planet m dot com. Planet in Michigan where big ideas and mobility are born. Kennan app. Help veterans suffering from PTSD experts in vets say, yes from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Amy Choi in for Molly would. Justin Miller served eleven years in the US army and deployed twice to Iraq. I was medically retired out of Fort Stewart with three seven infantry he suffered from severe PTSD. So when I got out I felt like I failed. I felt it goes broken. I felt like I had nobody to reach out to nobody to talk to Miller almost became one of the twenty military veterans and active service members who die by suicide every day. He was saved in part by serendipitous phone, call from his friend, Christopher KADO, a fellow vet who helped talk him back. Now, Justin Chris have collaborated with a team to Billy app objective zero using social networking technology to make those kinds of vital connections between veteran's immediate and easily accessible when most veterans decided to commit suicide. They do it in the first five minutes. So we said we'll heck we don't have five minutes. We don't have time for a veteran to look up a place. Try to call them be put on hold or sent voicemail. We need something. That's instant an anonymous the app is designed so you can sign up as a user someone seeking help or an ambassador, a train volunteer who is there as support and be connected immediately via text or phone. We also made it. So you could be either. Or so one day. I'm having a bad day. I can go on as a user another day. I'm feeling good. I'm on top of the world. I am willing to listen. I can switch over and become an ambassador and the ambassadors. You gotta go through training process to show that you understand the signs of somebody suicidal and ways to help talk to him users have sent over sixteen thousand text messages and made more than three hundred and fifty hours of phone calls objective zero is also developing an algorithm that allows a veteran to opt into a support network, so friends and family can be alerted. If a user is showing signs of struggling such as dramatically changed, sleep patterns or unusual internet searches. Meanwhile, the Veterans Administration, which is the largest healthcare. Later in the US is also using apps to help veterans struggling with PTSD and finding that supporting veterans loved ones can have a significant impact as people cope with the return to civilian life after military service. I spoke to Jason Owen clinical psychologist with the VA about the work. He is doing the mobile behavior design lab to develop mental health apps for vets. So we heard very early on that one of the biggest shortcomings for veterans was that their family members are often not actively included in their care despite the family met her being the person it's really there and available to deliver twenty four seven support in wants to be involved. So we've done surveys of over two hundred and forty family members to get feedback on that original apt to ask what their needs were. And earlier this year, we released our second version of the PTSD family coach out it provides tools that are explicitly for family members. That was Jason. Owen clinical psychologist with the VA. You also heard from Justin Miller co founder and director of veteran in military affairs at objectives zero. If you're a veteran or a family member of a veteran seeking support all of these apps are available at the usual app. Stores and the VA's apps are available at my VA apps dot com. I'm Amy Choy. And that's marketplace tech. This is APN. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by the Michigan economic Development Corporation our world is becoming more free. Thanks to planet them. That will also include the future of transportation with the American Center for mobility. Michigan has the most comprehensive autonomous real world testing under every road and weather condition to learn more visit planet m dot com. Planet in Michigan where big ideas and mobility are born.
"veterans administration" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"But the Veterans Administration says he's too old Vietnam vet Bill route is seventy three the cutoff age is seventy VA transplant manager. Jamie. Mcbride researched roots case now, he's blowing the whistle. Full story. CVS dot com. Vista woman who went missing in October twenty seventeen under suspicious circumstances may have been killed by her husband. According to police, the union Tribune reports sheriff's officials announced Thursday evening that Hector Garcia Martinez was arrested earlier in the day. He's suspected of murdering his wife of twenty years and dumping her body near Palam mountain. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the county was down four tenths percent Thursday to three eighty three roughly the same as a week ago up seventy one cents since January. I is partly cloudy and sixty two degrees. AM seven sixty K F, MVP, talk and breaking news. Good morning and welcome to first light from Westwood One. News in Washington. Michael Toscano here with you. Can you believe it's already Friday, and it's already a busy one. So let's get the morning underway. Coming up in our first half hour. We'll have more on the investigation into those suspicious packages being sent to prominent Democrats, and we'll check on new efforts to keep the cost of prescription drugs down for seniors meteorologist, Dan fit in hausky is with us this morning with the time line for the east coast storm and more business reporter, Tom Busby. Still trying to avoid whiplash. On a volatile Wall Street Robert workman has Thursday night football and Friday night baseball and entertainment critic, Kevin car is here with a movie called beautiful boy. All right. We'll help you plan your weekend movie going.
"veterans administration" Discussed on Psychedelic Salon
"In there, he found, you know, hundreds of thousands millions of refugees, and these were all people that have been driven out of their homes retraumatize and he was worried what is there that's his nail to help these people. There's not enough psychiatrist is not enough. This, how had all of these people? Hell. And he started thinking about empty, and so that broached us and we talked about. He wondered what was the most difficult thing that way. What was our biggest challenge? And I said, it was our relationship to the Veterans Administration. If this was Senator Jay, Rockefeller on Senate letters appears. So the two of started working with us to help us engage the VA defensive dialogue found empty, and what ended up wasn't a multi-year of negotiations that ended up with a decision. We had a meeting with the assistant secretary of defense for health fear this team, the sector via a the National Center for the part of the VA with people from all these groups and the decision was fade that they did not want us to start with active-duty soldiers. What we saying is that the sooner you can work with somebody with after the trauma better reading. Having it solidified chronics of your assistant Niki is, but they're were saying that working with active-duty soldiers was of worrisome in the sense that they're trying to create this idea soldiers that they should only do the drives that the military. And a lot of these people are young from drug culture, more open minded, and they're worried that if they were to prevent research with the avai active-duty soldiers at so many soldiers would. Suffering from the house with work to self medicate. So they said better, just start with veterans. And so he arranged to work with one of the leading therapists that matters administration who had developed what's fall, cognitive behavioral joint there and so- conjoint these couples diets. So it's basically is cognitive behavioral therapy, but it's with couple. We're one of them as PTSD defects the relationship. So the other person is impacted than they bring both of people into the treatment process and what they were interested in doing was seeing how empty main might land with this essentially couples therapy across for this team. And so they set the researchers thou had work with us using their academic affiliation out there the Phillies that we had to pay for the studies. So here we are giving tiny maps giving grants to the department of defense in the sense. Abbott the patients had to come from outside the. And that way they worked directly involved in that be precise by members of congress, but they were permitting there. There appears to work with us and they'd heard so much about love, dry hugged ground. They thought couples therapy approach. It'd be a good one start, and so we were able to work with Candace had way I never assistant and we've Leded it. Now six couples. And this was how the treatment development study and it's the nominal this idea. We got permission from the FDA DA from used to shore view words to give both members of the couple FD obey. Instead of just versus Steve. So this is the first time since Rick. Strasbourg, in nineteen ninety got permission to work with the Mt. It's the first time that more than one person has been ghosting. And of course we're trying to move eventually towards trying to group there as a way to see how it could be. We can see vantage of Bruce and also how we can reduce the cost of therapy. But this development staying worked so well that these therapies are really convinced that empty may has tremendous potential and it can land with other therapies. We have our own method which we now call inner directed there. And so the concept of our our treatment approach originated with Stanton Groff and others in the fifties and sixties with Steve. And the basic idea is that there's this sits that we all go that our body is the south Ealing mechanism. We got hurt our body knows how to repair. It's. We have to clean out the obstructions..
"veterans administration" Discussed on Psychedelic Salon
"We just. Assures you hours of capsulated ninety two hundred capsule of your FEMA. I used to spend weeks actually happy. Back in the old days and it's a long line. And so now we've got this. Pharmaceutical machinery for mass producing the McNabb the final dosage for. So we've spent thou about a billion dollars getting medical grade India, which means you have manufactured in England, and then we ship it to Vania and that's put into apps. So we are really verge of certain and I'll tell you get about how we got here and that I'll talk about where we're gonna go. And I was like about some of the ethical challenges. There were dealing the vet that we can open it up Burgess questions because I think the Steve about ethical challenges and our going to try to move. That's for the crucial issues that are tied to deal with that so, but I wanted to share first off is that as spoke earlier today at the burns out mortars and actually I was broached by this really big strong over guy, and he just started crying and Serge talking about how he was veteran and he was ready to give off. And as he had tried all sorts of medications and tried also there he's and he said that us at the end of is wrong, and that he was so worried about thinking is high for feeling completely odorless at you saying that we have heard about our work with them. You may be. He was wondering about whatever -tunities there might be for him to get it hall. And so that was just really sad for eighty, but also inspire it. It's realize. That there are so many sovereign Deepal who are not adequately treated by early treatments medicines and that some of the five, their here to burning man and fighting their way to mytalk. Or did you just say. You know. What done, what do you have to offer to help? And so we actually do have finally. Opportunities that health right now, there's roughly what billion veterans in America that are disability payments for it means they are not fully able to function and they're receiving this ability payments from the Veterans Administration. The last time, the VA without a number of how much they're hey for disability. It was twenty thousand dollars average dri year for people on disability for. And so what does it means is that if we use the two thousand four numbers is roughly twenty million dollars a year that the better administration is hang to veterans who are in massive data this up to grief. I motion problems what and on. We think about the costs of war. We don't really think about the human cost as much in terms of the sufferings around villa, Terry, and these are most of the young people. These are gonna go on for, you know, thirty forty fifty years. There's also roughly six hundred thousand veterans who are also receiving disability payments for other mental health related disorders for inside depression and other things. So that would you add that on solar that aver at thirty two million dollars that the VA's out every single year. Now we have been unable to get a single penny. The Veterans Administration to support research, the they're worried about the politics of the worried about criticism of members of congress. At yet, they understand that they beating the leadership of the DA leadership of department defense. The stand that there are large numbers of people that are not adequately feed is by the head, and they want to. See what they can do without their in great little risk for helping. So in a direct way. So that's extremely frustrating started since nineteen ninety to reach out of the and we got teams inside ready to do work. This was initially for Vietnam pets, and it would go up to the level of the political. People who are jars of the. This was the San Francisco, piano, even sloshing every few years. We would go back with different VA with different teams of psychiatrists and therapists, and would always gets washed at the level until a few years ago. I was approached by Richard rock and he was the son of David. Rockefeller us from the Rockefeller family, and he realized that you couldn't just close the wealth of his family. That wouldn't be good psychologically for that. He had to find something that was his own. And so he became a doctor, and then he became the chairman of the board of advisors Doctors Without Borders. And from that he works in Europe with Kosovo in Serbia..
President Trump, President and Press Secretary discussed on Phil's Gang
"So we know that condition in that condition will be part of the investigation of the people who die belong to one in the NFL family White House, press secretary. Sarah Sanders says it's nothing new for President Trump to take a strong stance against the Iranian government. The president's been, I think, pretty strong since day one and his language towards Iran, he was responding to comments made from them, and he's going to continue to focus on the safety insecurity of American people. Late Sunday night. The president tweeted in all capital letters. Never ever threaten the United States again, or you will suffer consequences. The likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before the senators easily confirmed Robert Welke as the next secretary, the Veterans Administration Wilkie is President Trump's third choice for the job in eighteen months following David Schulkin who was fired and White House physician Ronnie Jackson who withdrew his name from consideration. Wilkie is a former assistant secretary of defense under President. George W Bush Capitol Hill correspondent Wally Hines. The death toll from twin. Wildfires raged through Greek seaside areas looks to set to increase to around fifty after rescue crews reported finding the bodies, of more than twenty people huddled closely together near a beach north east of the capital Athens Greece has sought international help through the European Union is fires on either side of Athens..
"veterans administration" Discussed on WRVA
"Wonder where is it why isn't why is why isn't. It. Being talked, about the the positive. Changes in the VA the Veterans Administration you remember when Trump was campaigning and this is. Something, else, that terrifies both Republicans and Democrats especially establishment Democrats this drives people like flake and. And, McConnell crazy okay and Paul Ryan drives them crazy although Paul was Paul was on. Our team, for a, few minutes a few weeks ago And that's the fact that he does what he says he's going to do He does what he said in, a campaign rally he said, I'm, going to sit down. With everybody in NATO and I'm going to say hey you're not paying enough So a couple of weeks ago he sits down with everybody in NATO and says you're not paying enough and everybody melts down but that's exactly what he said he would do, you know how said he. Would close Gitmo and he didn't and you'd have. Lower healthcare, costs and it didn't happen and you could keep, your doctor and you couldn't, and, he was gonna move Jerusalem was going to be the. Capital of Israel we're gonna. Move our embassy there, and that never happened remember when Bill. Clinton said he was going to do that in Israel and that never happened do, you remember when George W Bush said he. Was going to do it and then never. Happened see that's why they're afraid that's why they're afraid Trump is, gonna show Trump is changing the whole dynamic he's changing the whole system he is basically saying if I, see something really messed up I'm going to. Call people out on it. And I don't care, if they're in my party or not And people. Are terrified of that because look, there's a, lot of people, that, are, doing really. Well in Washington DC there's a lot of people think you know get into, congress two four six years they'll make crazy money is a. Lobbyist or with this firm or that firm or maybe I can go on MSNBC and be an analyst But that's the goal the, goal is what can I use the American Congress for for my. Own personal, benefit and you're seeing that now when you say to somebody when you. Give them statistics on illegal immigration, and some, of the crime, statistics, and, the best. They can do is say well we don't need to build a wall then, something's going on something going something's going on in their head That, why would anyone want millions of illegal, foreign nationals in our country some. Of whom have never been vetted What would you see that's what you've got to ask and you gotta ask Republicans that? And you have to ask Democrats that Let's go to Cincinnati Ohio Tom, Tom welcome to the Rush Limbaugh show Yes Ken thank you so much for taking my call and. With with all of these things that keep coming out one after. Another now Karen McDougal, and, stormy, Daniels, and all of these different things With the presidential powers that Donald Trump has and no pun intended but he's. Got the Oakham it Trump? Card, where, he can order all of those documents exposed and give the congress what they need to expose all the corruption that took. Place, in the FBI and the DOJ what is he waiting on You know that is a great question and I don't know if he's if his advisers are telling him to follow. The chain of command. You know what someone we haven't heard from recently as attorney general. Jeff Sessions and he's in the background I don't know what he's doing I'm. Hoping that he's gathering up exactly what you said, and there's going to be a. Big document dump, that we all? Can, have access to but I would agree he's in, the driver's seat now and he could pull that? Information maybe he wants it to to leak out the way it is like that the thing that just leaked out about a page, no one's talking about that Email that basically said you know what this this Russian thing isn't even going to work, well then what are we going to do to me that's that's a smoking gun on the. Whole Russian thing right there You know Yeah so I don't know if. He's waiting I don't know if he thinks he's going to get more credibility if he follows the chain..
"veterans administration" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Where is it why is it why is why isn't. It. Being talked, about the the positive. Changes in the VA the Veterans Administration you remember when Trump was campaigning and this is. Something, else, that terrifies both Republicans and Democrats especially establishment Democrats this drives people like flake and. And, McConnell crazy okay and Paul Ryan drives them crazy although Paul was Paul was on. Our team, for a, few minutes a few weeks ago And that's the fact that he does what he says he's going to do He does what he said in, a campaign rally he, said, I'm going to sit, down with everybody in NATO I'm going to say hey you're not paying enough So a couple of weeks ago he sits down with everybody NATO and says you're not paying enough and everybody meltdown but that's exactly what he said he would do you know, how Obama said he would. Close Gitmo and he didn't and you'd have lower. Healthcare costs, and it didn't happen and you could keep your, doctor and you couldn't, and, he was gonna move Jerusalem was going to be the capital. Of Israel we're gonna move. Our embassy there and, that never happened remember when Bill Clinton. Said he was going to do that in Israel and that never happened do, you remember when George W Bush said, he was going to do it. And then never happened see that's why they're afraid that's why they're afraid Trump is, gonna chop Trump is changing the whole dynamic he's changing the whole system he is basically saying if I, see something really messed up I'm going to. Call people out on it. And I don't care, if they're in my party or not And people. Are terrified of that because look there's a lot of people that are doing really well in, Washington DC there's a lot of people that think you know get into, congress to for six years now may crazy money. Is a lobbyist or with this firm or that firm or maybe I can go on MSNBC NBN analyst But that's the goal the goal. Is what can I use the American Congress for for my own. Personal benefit, and you're seeing that now when you say to somebody when you give. Them statistics on illegal immigration and some of the crime statistics and the best they can do, is say well we don't need to build a wall then something's going, on something going something's going on in their head That, why would anyone want millions of illegal, foreign nationals in our country some. Of whom have never been vetted What would you see that's what you got to ask and you've got to ask Republicans that? And you have to ask Democrats that Let's go to Cincinnati Ohio Tom Tom welcome to the Rush Limbaugh show. Yes Ken thank you so much for taking my call and with. With all of these? Things that keep coming out one. After another now Karen McDougal and stormy, Daniels and all of these different things With the presidential powers that? Donald Trump has and, no, pun, intended, but he's got the ultimate Trump. Card, where, he can order all of those documents exposed and give the congress what they need to expose all the corruption that took. Place, in the FBI and the DOJ why is he waiting on You know that is a great question and I don't know if he's if his advisers are telling him to follow. The chain of command. You know what someone we haven't heard from recently as attorney general. Jeff Sessions and he's in the background I don't know what he's doing I'm. Hoping that he's gathering up exactly what you said, and there's gonna be a big. Document dump that, we all can? Have, access to but I would agree he's in the, driver seat now and he could pull that, information maybe he wants it to to leak out the way it is like that the thing that just leaked out about a page, no one's talking about that Email that basically said you know what this this Russian thing isn't even going to work well then what are we gonna do to me that's that's a smoking gun on the. Whole Russian thing right there You know Yeah so I don't know if. He's waiting I don't know if he thinks he's going to get more credibility if he follows the chain..
"veterans administration" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"Support group for veterans with ptsd saying that the particular page at breach community guidelines this has really ticked off a lot of people according to particular veterans even those with the veterans administration they feel that there are veterans now who are at risk because of what facebook did facebook has not been real forthcoming about what community guidelines have been breached by this veterans group a comparison i made earlier facebook refused to remove a page called death designers baby killer israeli jews back in two thousand fourteen people were complaining all over the place to facebook about that one get rid of it facebook you know very publicly said this group fell within our guidelines they've not violated anything even with a name like death designers baby killer israeli jews come on that's still clouds now that was the last story like i said i don't have the time to get into it now but we will get into it before the day is over it's really sad you know one of the things they're saying that is a breach of the guidelines is the public discussions by individuals on that page that were potentially their words not mine mentally ill who are considering ending their lives well those people need help he don't turn them off and block them out and say that's a violation of our community standard you know what you've got no problem with the islamic jewish baby killer thing whatever it was so this is really a lot of people really teed off and we'll be talking about it a little bit later right after we talked to margaret mims also we're definitely gonna hit this to this movement to split california into three pieces gained a lot of traction and it could happen when i say it could happen the vote in november could wind up being in the affirmative however it still takes congress to join the dance play along and i have found incited that bit in the united states constitution that says congress must approve of this because there's always people now you're wrong ray it's only the approval of the state legislature has all coming up on kingdom jay we'll get to that one shortly but three states man trippy he's the best of ray appleton on km jay's when's.
China presses Europe for anti-U.S. alliance on trade
"Nbc news radio i'm mark mayfield president trump continues to meet with possible nominees to replace retiring us supreme court justice anthony kennedy brian shook has more trump spoke with three more candidates tuesday but the white house wooden say who they were on monday trump met with four possible nominees including utah republican senator mike lee the president is expected to announce his pick july ninth justice anthony kennedy will officially step down at the end of the month brian shook nbc news radio and there are reports that china is pressing the european union to form an anti us trade alliance but according to reuters news service so far the europeans aren't interested china reportedly suggesting launching a joint action against president trump's trade tariffs at the world trade organization china also offering to open up their markets to eu companies chinese and or facials are scheduled to meet for a trade summit in beijing on july sixteenth and seventeenth mark mayfield nbc news radio oh the senate intelligence committee is supporting the conclusion that russia interfered and the twenty sixteen election the committee released its initial findings on tuesday saying it agrees with the us intelligence community that moscow meddle in the election with the purpose of helping the trump campaign the report agrees with the intelligence communities finding that russian president vladimir putin back the effort to discredit hillary clinton's campaign the senate panel also noted that its investigation into the russian effort is still ongoing special counsel robert muller is investigating russian interference as well as the possibility of any collusion between russia and the trump campaign mark mayfield nbc news radio kevin spacey's facing new allegations at your guy pearce was on an australian talk show yesterday and call spacey slightly difficult to work with saying he was hansie spacey and peers co starred in l a confidential back in the nineties when pierce was in his twenty s spacey was first accused of sexual misconduct by an actor in october who says spacey made sexual advances towards him when he was a teen at a party in the eighties and air force veteran who set himself on fire near the georgia capital in protests at the va has died officials say fifty eight year old john michael watts passed away from burns over as much as ninety percent of his body waffles or say he strapped fireworks and an incendiary device to his body june twentysixth then doused himself with a flammable liquid the explosions came during a news conference happening just one block away fatalities injuries and incidents on a railway wants told bystanders before being rushed to the hospital he was protesting his treatment by the veterans administration system mark woolsey nbc.
"veterans administration" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Nixon's largest single mistake it's been it's been an ignominious failure or destroying lives destroying people were just growing families were costing the taxpayers billions to house and feed all these people who are incarcerated but the drug use drug abuse going down it's going up meaning it's a failure i agree i think they should legalize everything everything and be there to help people greg abuse is a is a is a health public health issues now they criminal issues so i feel strongly about this and i i've been a volunteer in this war for some time now i think crime would go down to if it was if everything was legalized don't you i do the other thing i've been very focused on i learned not long ago was that the the veterans administration and then i additionally learned the epa we're both conducting these bizarre exclude narrowly cool nonscientific medical experiments on dogs sometimes puppies as young as six drilling holes in their head collapsing their lungs inducing heart attacks feeding them crystal meth doctors scientists i talked with said this has no no scientific value they're doing it epa as well when we appeal to president trump about this zero this out at veterans administration they stopped i think it was a factor in the veteran secretary schulkin being canned because he did not move to clean this up when he learned about it but come to find out but you know the epa is is feeding dogs until they become a bee's and then exposing them to carbon monoxide and other toxic fumes and seeing if they die this kind of cruel inhumane treatment a man's best friend has to stop stop i feel strongly about go to joe in manchester connecticut hey joe thank you go ahead yeah hi i'm so happy i got through this.
"veterans administration" Discussed on X96
"The candyman stuff and whether he wrecked a car or not i don't care i don't care about any of that stuff what i cared about was the fact that he was singularly unqualified to head the veterans administration that was that story and you should care about until we found out about the fact that he was the candyman but he now he's now not only is he not going to be the head of the veterans administration he is no longer the president's physician i think i think ronnie jackson has slipped into the woodwork and will not be heard of ever ever again i heard someone put it just beautifully the other day there are a lot of people that have been thrown under that access hollywood bus lake out ronnie jackson among them the bureau of land management is gonna offer for new utah parcels of public land at its next quarterly oil and gas lease centered on the south central part of the state wayne severe and beaver counties auctioning off parcels of land for oil drilling on the edge of protected land that's great i'm so so excited maybe we'll get some oil for about of there and the environment damned right the environment be it weather traffic it's wet and we'll be wet most of the day and it's much cooler than it has been highs only hovering in the low sixty s maybe even just upper fifties and that water is causing havoc for commuters this morning mike i have my computer has frozen up i must have bills computer today just swap them it's just so this was about as of about twenty minutes ago all lanes of travel stopped westbound eighty at thirteenth east if there's a friend of the program stopped in that if you could text me and let me know if you're still sitting there that's that's opened up i would appreciate it also secondary crash near twenty thirty east blocking the right lane traffic at a standstill still from foothill boulevard to sugarhouse huge delays i to fifteen at the western off to go to the airport and still having delays one hundred and fourteenth south i fifteen and partly summit we've got a little bit of snow actually up there not really sticking to the roads foot his causing them to be.
"veterans administration" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The white house doctor that he fronted i should have said that up i didn't do the properly sorry the that he wanted to run the veterans administration right errands affairs and ronny jaques ronnie jackson is that is the white house doctor now no one thought that was good idea when he decided that was like all right jackson is a he's a great doctor and people liked him the obamas loved him i mean he's very different presidents he worked for all right raving reviews but he wouldn't have never managed to staff and this was a couple hundred thousand people and so he goes off on this whole thing the problem with this is that there's a bunch of stories that he was over prescribing medication just handing out either downers robbers to keep people moving through the through the day which often happens in show business and business and a military by the way but he's not but you know that's that's one of the stories i i don't know that that's so there were stories about doctors during the kennedy years there was a doctor dr feelgood that would come in and give them vitamin b shots so this is not an unusual story but then there was another one that he was drunk drove a car that crashed and it was government property and now trump says that's not true at all the issue with that is if that's provable a police report right that's the difference is serious pushback when the restore these workplace inappropriate behavior things came up to these outragous that didn't happen here but then at the end of this the thing got so off the rails that even fox and friends was putting an end to their interview with the president of the united states listen to this he took seven hundred thousand dollars and you look at the corruption at the top of the fbi it should disgrace and our justice department which i try and stay away from but at some point i won't outer justice department should be be looking at that kind of stuff not the nonsense of collusion with russia there is no collusion with me at russia and everyone knows everyone we talk to you all day but it looks like you have a.
"veterans administration" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"We are going to make the veterans administration so good so proper which is going to be run so well we've got i've got some of the best people in the world to run it already i love the vets the vets treated like fourth class citizens in the veterans administration is a mess it's corrupt it's run poorly our vets are going to be treated well so that was the campaign trail and now let's talk about those veterans the sprawling bureaucracy called the va second only to the pentagon in size was set up just for customer service think about it just to serve those who serve us presently there is no boss and it's not like the va's problems have gone away since the campaign trail the va is in the news because of this high drama involving the president's nominee to run it the white house physician navy admiral named dr ronnie jackson his nomination as we've been saying is in deep trouble right now current and former colleagues most of whom still active duty military describe the rear admiral using among other words unethical explosive toxic abusive volatile despicable dishonest and vindictive with us tonight paul rychkov founder and ceo of iraq and afghanistan veterans of america his title before this posting was us army first lieutenant and platoon leader in iraq full disclosure i have raised money for ii've happily and donor though not near enough for this guy our next guest so paul welcome first of all thank you.
"veterans administration" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"That uh that are directly related to men and women who serve and of course um the veterans that uh that come back and the issues that they face including what we have now seen at the veterans administration hospital which is right to bite in washington dc imagine uh couldn't be any closer to our legislators' and yet uh going through the same kind of garbage that we saw in phoenix and in other parts of the country which we thought was going to be managed and so far not so good but i wanted to take a up i take this opportunity to talk about an organization that was founded by a believe is mark and crystal geist mark ice being one of the cia or uh let's say he was one of the private contractors actually who went in in benghazi and i tell you this is an organization that outstandings called shadow warriors project and it was created by mark ice than crystal geist and they help people they uh they're they support people who are private military security contractors and conducting these sort of paramilitary security operations in the world's most dangerous areas and it's the only a charity of its kind and i have been fortunate to get on the show today michael swenson element i am michael describes himself he rides harleys shoot guns and drinks beer how are you michael good good afternoon good afternoon you grew up in north dakota cell where you live where he lived now still in north dakota robert will none of whose very very unusual place for for warriors but the guy and you're combat that navy army national guard gulf wars somalia and of course operation enduring freedom on talk a little bit about shadow warriors and what it is that uh this foundation does are we honor rubber work on turkey through concrete firmly behind enemy lines kruger work curtis they'll follow been injured and so when we come back they don't get how on slow we try to help them here said because they don't qualify for you know the same kinds of benefits that tell though he lied now that we examined some of those benefits that veterans are getting the not that good grip what about the families do you helped support the.
"veterans administration" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"We're speaking with wisconsin republican senator ron johnson who chairs the senate homeland security and governmental affairs committee to talk a bit about the dr chris kirkpatrick whistle blower protection act uh first of all for those who don't know who was dr chris kirk patrick he was a doctor at the toma veterans administration healthcare sylvie who reported of opioid overprescription by of medical director and use fire and unfortunately the night he fired usodo scott you went home and committed suicide and there are a number of a retaliatory action taken against him even after he dies pique whose medical files were access use his reputation will solely who is really a very very sad sad story and so whose brochand prepared to testify before a committee and a really makes him very common sense suggesting in what we could do to strengthen we should bowl protection and we codify gold and put those in india bill and fast him in the senate passed the house i'm looking forward to the person saying that one needs quickresponse holzer ford he's a little bit better whistleblower protection upper dan uh people from accessing people's medical file to use a new job allegations so this piece of legislation i'm i'm really glad to help you and patchy we ask you unanimously i was gonna say this day and age you don't see a whole lot of bipartisanship at this is clearly a subject that that should know any partisan lines what would you call the high points of this kirk patrick whistle blower protection act well i really do you think b v protection you to four so the va employers can no longer access medical files it should prepare prohibited personnel actions will supervise used to be punished accordingly and the be all feet can be directed come up with.
"veterans administration" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Emergency funding the veterans administration says a private health care program for veterans may run out of monday of money as soon as december president trump says he will visit puerto rico and the us virgin islands next week to support the hurricane recovery efforts acting homeland security secretary elaine duke says the response to hurricanes marie and erma has been extensive fight for weeks and continue to work with the governor with our partners we continue to conduct 24hour operations graph of aggressively conducting search and rescue operations rigging additional search and rescue commodity search rescue essential commodities food and water to the islands restoring power at hospitals ports airports and other critical facility much more on the crisis in puerto rico coming up at about five minutes we will hear from san juan mayor carbon you lean crews coming up on wbz america's top military officer says recent tensions between the us and north korea are not evidence on the ground the rhetoric has been flying between washington and pyongyang with president trump saying the north korean leadership won't be around much longer and the regime's top diplomat responding that eat has the right to shoot down us warplanes amid the talk joint chiefs chairman joe dunford the pentagon had been looking for any sign that north korea's changing its military posture but we haven't seen is military activity that would be reflective of the charge political environment dunford tells the senate panel the us does posture eats forces to respond in case there is a north korean provocation or a conflict saga magayani at the white house wbz news time five fifty one heading to fenway tonight it'll feel like a july game as temperatures will be stuck in the '60s and.
"veterans administration" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Libertarian imagination lies a complicated reality which insurance companies are heavily regulated in which the consumption of medical services has heavily subsidised in direct and indirect ways and the us context that means a number of parallel systems individual insurance employer based plans medicare medicaid would many statelevel variations the veteran's administration system eccentric and ongoing federal reform effort that is complicated by the fact that insurance companies are regulated primarily at the state level we do not have a healthcare system we have dozens and dozens of them this is not going to be sorted out by a late night comedian or two and sympathetic appeals about sick children it's not going to be scored sorted out entirely by graham cassidy either though the bill contains useful and important measures the bill does not contradict claims of president trump represent the repeal and replacement of obamacare is a package of piecemeal reforms some of which repelling the employer mandate expanding access to lowcost catastrophic plans and block granting medicaid funds are very desirable that may not pass the kimmel test which in its broadest four arm the idea that no one should ever go without care for financial reasons is in an idea at all but only a kind of slogan but the real world test is the more important one republicans should learn from the democrats obamacare errors for going grandi asked city and paying very close attention to the details they managed to get it right billy kimmel will thank them for one day at a damn good editorial jimmy kimmel really sounds buffoonish with each passing day he truly does i'll be right back.
"veterans administration" Discussed on KTRH
"Of the uk was a kid too between the fully nationalize model of the uk and the perfect freemarket system of the liberal tear in a magic nation lies a complicated reality which insurance companies are heavily regulated in which the consumption of medical services has heavily subsidised in direct and indirect ways in the us context that need a number of parallel systems individual insurance employer based plans medicare medicaid what many state level variations the veteran's administration system etc and ongoing federal reform effort that is complicated by the fact that insurance companies are regulated primarily at the state level we do not have a healthcare system we have done dozens and dozens of them this is not going to be sorted out by a late night comedian or two and sympathetic appeals about sick children it's not going to be scored sorted out entirely by graham cassidy either though the bill contains useful and important measures the bill does not contradict claims of president trump represent the repeal and replacement of obamacare is a package of piecemeal reforms some of which repelling the employer mandate expanding access to local close catastrophic plans and block granting medicaid funds are very desirable that may not pass the kimmel test which in its broadest form the idea that no one should ever go without care for financial reasons is an idea at all but only a kind of slogan but the real world test is the more important one republican should learn from the democrats obamacare errors for going grandi osce and paying very close attention to the details they managed to get a right billy kimmel will thank them for one day it's a damn good editorial jimmy kimmel.
"veterans administration" Discussed on WTMA
"Of the uk was a kid too between the fully nationalize model of the uk and the perfect freemarket system of the liber tear in a magic nation lies a complicated reality which insurance companies are heavily regulated in which the consumption of medical services has heavily subsidised in direct and indirect ways in the us context that mean a number of parallel systems individual insurance employer based plans medicare medicaid with many state level variations the veterans administration systematic cetera an ongoing federal reform effort that is complicated by the fact that insurance companies are regulated primarily at the state level we do not have a health care system we have done dozens and dozens of them this is not going to be sorted out by a late night comedian or two and sympathetic appeals about sick children it's not going to be scored sorted out entirely by graham cassidy either the bill contains useful and important measures the bill does not contradict claims of president trump represent the repeal and replacement of obamacare is a package of piecemeal reforms some of which repelling the employer mandate expanding access to lowcost catastrophic plans and block granting medicaid funds are very desirable that may not pass the kimmel test which in its broadest form the idea that no one should ever go without care for financial reasons is an an idea at all but only a kind of slogan but the real world test is the more important one republican should learn from the democrats obamacare errors for going grandi asked city and paying very close attention to the details they managed to get it right billy kimmel will thank them for one day it's a damn good editorial jimmy kimmel really sounds buffoonish with each passing day he truly does i'll be right back month over him your hearing 1215 wtma.
"veterans administration" Discussed on WTVN
"Live or die bureaucrats will run the hospitals bureaucrats will determine who stays on what beds yes bureaucrats oh and politicians they paint these things as nirvana they paint these things at paradise they are hell on earth remind them what's going on in the veterans administration has elizabeth warren or richard blumenthal ever suggested unraveling the topdown stalinist tight ironfisted system that is the veterans administration have they now no i understand what's driving these leftists i understand the progressive ideologues i understand that they despise individual liberty they despise free choice except when he comes to killing babies i understand this i understand who their philosopher kings are i understand it's marks and hegel and rousseau and others the importation into many cases of what generally called german idealism i got it but what about our side we have aristotle says arroyo at lock and martyrs skill and the founding fathers why don't we ever turned to them why don't we ever make our case for humanity for freedom for individualism we are the ones who are going to protect individuals not them are about government i'll be right back month over him 610 wtvn it's only one somewhere and then another not quite national news just a local thing but the been adding up and on your afterdinner drivers killed by trains because the.