Tag Archive: veterans

Aug 07

House Committee Blocks Attempt to Let VA Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana – High Times

Republican lawmakers, who crow endlessly about their love and respect for the troops, have blocked a vote on a bill that would have allowed Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana as a pain treatment in states where it’s legal.The House Rules Committee stopped a proposed “Veterans Equal Access” amendment from moving to debate …

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Aug 04

The Green Legion: Veterans and Marijuana – High Times

Twenty percent of veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from some degree of post-traumatic stress disorder. At present, no reliable pharmaceutical treatment exists for PTSD, but cannabis has been shown to provide relief. While some doctors in the US Department of Veterans Affairs turn a blind eye to their patients’ use of marijuana, …

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Mar 29

Lawmakers want answers why VA stripped 260K vets of gun rights

Two Senate Republicans are seeking to understand the Veterans Affairs office practice of reporting veterans to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check system.Currently a veterans assigned a fiduciary trustee to act on their behalf is automatically declared “mentally defective” and is reported to NICS, the database Federal Firearms Licensees use to determine whether a …

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Jan 24

Up to 48,000 Afghan, Iraq vets homeless

Nearly 50,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans were either homeless or in a federal program aimed at keeping them off the streets during 2013, almost triple the number in 2011, according to numbers released Thursday by the Department of Veterans Affairs.The number among this generation falling on hard times is rising sharply even as homelessness among …

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Dec 19

ObamaCare – Gun Owners of America

We are writing to tell you that Gun Owners of America is opposed to the passage of any Continuing Resolution that funds the anti-gun ObamaCare program. And GOA will score, as an anti-gun vote, any cloture vote that would enable Harry Reid to pass a bill containing ObamaCare funding. Gun owners have, since 2009, pointed …

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Dec 15

Mount Soledad Cross Will Be Purged from Veterans Memorial

After 24 years of litigation, a federal court revealed in an emotional hearing that it has ordered the famous Mount Soledad Cross removed from a veterans memorial, holding it is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Since 1913, a cross has stood as the centerpiece of the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego, surrounded …

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Oct 02

WWII Veterans could face arrest

Many elderly veterans, some in wheelchairs, broke through the barriers set up around the memorial, as police, park service employees, and tourists looked on. "The Germans and the Japanese couldn’t contain us. They weren’t going to let barriers contain them today. They wanted to see their memorial," says Armstrong. Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio has …

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Sep 09

76 Yr Old Vet Looses home for $134.00 Property Tax Bill

On the day Bennie Coleman lost his house, the day armed U.S. marshals came to his door and ordered him off the property, he slumped in a folding chair across the street and watched the vestiges of his 76 years hauled to the curb.Movers carted out his easy chair, his clothes, his television. Next came …

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Aug 25

IRS targeting the American Legion with new set of guidelines | The Daily Caller

The Internal Revenue Service is targeting the veterans’ organization the American Legion, and a U.S. senator believes that Lois Lerner — a key figure in the IRS scandal – is to blame. “The IRS now requires American Legion posts to maintain dates of service and character of service records for all members… The penalty for …

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Nov 15

The Information Nation 11-11-2012 Veterans Day Special

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis is the veterans day special broadcast with Ryan Brooks, Popeye and Joe Joseph. Just a group of veterans chewing the fat. It was fun and funny. Tune in and enjoy the fun.

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