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Employees with the VA facing additional mandatory overtime

| December 3, 2023 | 39 Comments
Employees with the VA facing additional mandatory overtime

The passage of the PACT Act opened the door for veterans to file additional claims, or for veterans to file claims for the first time. The number of claims submitted to the VA exceeded what the VA normally receives. Over the past 13 months, the VA saw over 750,000 new claims. From the Military Times: […]

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VA Crisis Hotline: “Please hold for the next available counselor. “*click*

| November 17, 2023 | 21 Comments
VA Crisis Hotline: “Please hold for the next available counselor. “*click*

“Your call is important to us.” Vets calling crisis line get lost in system, whistleblowers warn By Leo Shane III A key Senate Republican is demanding a full investigation into whistleblowers’ accusations that Veterans Crisis Line staffers are ignoring calls from some hostile or problematic veterans rather than providing prompt emergency mental health care. In […]

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The US Department of Veterans Affairs has almost 450,000 staff, but still hiring

| November 10, 2023 | 11 Comments
The US Department of Veterans Affairs has almost 450,000 staff, but still hiring

The US Department of Veterans Affairs is the second largest federal employer. The VA has almost 450,000 workers. However, Denis McDonough, VA Secretary, believes that this department should have more staff. McDonough says that this is not a case of the VA being “too big.” Instead, there is a need for more veterans to access […]

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Psychedelics to treat veterans with PTSD? Research underway…

| November 8, 2023 | 13 Comments
Psychedelics to treat veterans with PTSD? Research underway…

Juliana Mercer is a Marine Corps veteran who served in both Iraq and in Afghanistan. To help address what she was going through after her return, Mercer traveled to a Central American country. A non-profit pointed the way leading Mercer to travel to where she could leverage magic mushrooms. today, she advocates for the use […]

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‘Mentally incompetent ‘ vets?

| November 1, 2023 | 44 Comments
‘Mentally incompetent ‘ vets?

Look to hear that phrase more in the near future: The Senate has approved a measure that would ease some veterans’ access to guns, brushing aside objections from most Democrats and the Department of Veterans Affairs that doing so could hinder suicide prevention efforts. The legislation would prohibit the VA from reporting veterans who are […]

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Melanie Gutermuth AKA Melanie Marshall AKA Melanie Going, finally found guilty.

| October 3, 2023 | 48 Comments
Melanie Gutermuth AKA Melanie Marshall  AKA Melanie Going, finally found guilty.

Our phony princess Melanie Gutermuth has finally been found guilty of theft from the Veterans Administration.  From our post in 2013.  If people would have listened way back when this could have been stopped much earlier.  It is nice to see these people being held accountable, too bad we don’t get to see the VA […]

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Veterans Affairs training video promotes abortion

| September 25, 2023 | 14 Comments
Veterans Affairs training video promotes abortion

A Department of Veterans Affairs video was leaked. It promoted abortions as well as preferred descriptions such as “person who is pregnant” vice “pregnant women.” The video noted that not all who seek abortions identify as women, and that “person who is pregnant” is inclusive. The video also advocated the words “embryo” or “fetus” instead […]

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PTSD Treatment- MDMA Approval by 2024?

| September 19, 2023 | 9 Comments
PTSD Treatment- MDMA Approval by 2024?

Study on MDMA’s use to treat PTSD could send therapy method to FDA for approval by 2024 Study showed 72% of the people in the MDMA group no longer met the criteria to be diagnosed with PTSD Greg Wehner A new study published last week suggests the psychedelic drug MDMA, also known as Ecstasy or […]

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