class="archive tag tag-veterans tag-1018">

Posts Tagged ‘veterans’

There is a reason that I am no longer a registered Republican and have begun working with The American Conservative Party to develop a viable third-party option to those pinheads in Washington – one of those being they consistently vote against our military veterans every step of the way.  Imagine my surprise when I read this from our buddy Marc Chamot over at The Examiner.com:

House Cuts 10,000 “2011″ HUD Housing Vouchers for Homeless Veterans

Really, people?  We’re facing a $3.6 Trillion spending budget with a deficit of $1.6 Trillion – you submit a budget with only $61 Billion in cuts, the OMB publishes a report stating there is over  $100 Billion in overlapping departments and programs – and you decide our military Veterans need to get the shaft? I was truly hoping that the new TEA Party candidates would have a bigger impact – apparently, not.

I guarantee you I can find at least $1.6 Trillion to cut out of our government based on the 2010 Budget:

The Department of Education – $46.7 Billion

The Department of Energy – $26.3 Billion

The EPA – $10.5 Billion

Medicare – $453 Billion

Medicaid – $295 Billion

Social Security – $695 Billion

Social Security Administration – $9.7 Billion

National Infrastructure Bank – $5 Billion

Corporation for National and Community Service – $1.1 Billion

Total of All the Above – $1.54 Trillion – okay – I was a little close.  My figures are based on if you cut those programs and departments out completely.  If you click that link above to see the total 2010 budget – you will see the percentage increases of 2009.  I would cut back all of those increases to the 2006 levels of spending.  In addition, you will notice what is absent as itemized in the budget – all the Congressional perks such as a subsidized cafeteria, gas, car, insurance, housing allowance, lifetime benefits consisting of a pension and health care. Also absent the itemization are the IRS and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac.  I would cut out ALL the perks these politicians enjoy, do away with the IRS entirely, and sell of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac.  I guarantee you I will would produce a surplus.

Those idiots in Congress need to do the right thing and just start slashing everywhere.  This country is in serious financial disaster right now.  Our dollar is tanking, the stock market is headed downward again, gas prices are going through the roof, food prices are about to spike, and true unemployment is about to hit 20%.

They need to lay off our Veterans.

 

h/t to Jan – This is a must see video.  If you don’t pass on the video – please – at least pass on the story.  The ACLU is currently in the process of trying to have this WWI Veteran Memorial torn down and removed from the Mojave Desert in California.  Why would they do this?  To appease one man who lives in Oregon that has never even driven by or seen the memorial.  He wants it removed just because he “might” see it one day.  This is atrocious and an egregious act not only against our military – but – it is also an attack against Christianity as well.  Please take the time out to view this video and let others know.  We can’t allow them to remove this memorial to our service members.  Show your support, go to  Don’t Tear Me Down and sign their petition.  If you’re a blogger – add their widget – you can see mine on the side there.  You can also follow them on Twitter, and Facebook.

Please use the “share this” button below and share it with everyone you know through whatever services you have. Stumble, Digg, Propeller, etc – this is an important story and needs to get out there. Take the video and put it up on your blogs too.

Other Bloggers who have posted about this issue:

CMBlak6 – What the fuck is wrong with these “people”?

Mike Buffington – ACLU suing to remove WW1 Memorial

First – it looks like over night I hit the 50,000+ mark for visitors! Woo Hoo! Not bad for being under a year old here. In case you guys don’t know – I will be celebrating my one year blogiversary here come February 28th!

Now – regarding this post – I promised Larry from Last Refuge of a Scoundrel I would put this up. He’s a retired Navy veteran himself. I’m a zoomie – but – I support anything that has to do with our military, active duty & retired, any service. He brought something to light that I was not aware of – as the title states – Navy Veterans and Mesothelioma. Apparently, many of the older Navy ships were built with asbestos in the walls. When they scrap the old ships they have to remove the asbestos which apparently is more harmful than if they had just left it there.

I did a little research of my own and found out some very interesting statistics. There was a 1980 study conducted by Geoffrey Sheers from the Plymouth Hospital and Ruth Coles of the Davenport Naval Base Medical Research Unit in England – They had found that in 1978 alone there were 108 deaths of naval dockyard workers related to mesothelioma.  This means that as far back as 30+ years it was known that asbestos exposure was harmful to naval dockyard workers and naval personnel.

According to the Asbestos.com website – up to millions of veterans have been exposed to asbestos containing materials. More than 30% of those in the U.S. that have mesothelioma had prior exposure from the military.  In a 2005 report in Military Medicine on planning for Military Occupational Health Care – the Surgeon Commodore, G.H. Grant McMillan specifically stated that departing and retiring military members should be aware of delayed effects of health, and in particular, asbestos exposure.

Apparently, asbestos exposure resulting in mesothelioma is very common in veterans.  If you haven’t figured it out yet, or haven’t heard of it yet, mesothelioma is a pretty nasty disease.  Asbestos is made of fibrous material that is inhaled and plants itself in the pleura of the lungs.  There are four types of malignant mesothelioma: pleural (lung), pericardial (heart), peritoneal (abdominal), and testicular. Mesothelioma is also called asbestos cancer.  The outcome usually is death.

There is support out there for veterans and they can find more information through the Asbestos.com website.  If you are a veteran, active duty, friend or family of a veteran or military member, or are just so inclined – let’s help get the word out.

EntreCard

BoBo Badge
The BoBoFiles
Click Here to Advertise on My Blog
Never Forget
Free Shipping
Sponsored Ads
Twitter BoBo
My Blog Catalog
Proudly Served
Socialist Joker
Conservative T’s
Conservative T-Shirt Store
Condemned to Hell

DMV Employees
Circle I Limbo

General asshats
Circle II Whirling in a Dark & Stormy Wind

Greens
Circle III Mud, Rain, Cold, Hail & Snow

PETA Members
Circle IV Rolling Weights

Democrats
Circle V Stuck in Mud, Mangled

River Styx

Nancy Pelosi
Circle VI Buried for Eternity

River Phlegyas

Barack Obama
Circle VII Burning Sands

NAMBLA Members
Circle IIX Immersed in Excrement

Osama bin Laden
Circle IX Frozen in Ice

Design your own hell

Disclosure Policy
This policy is valid from
13 March 2009. This blog
is a personal blog written
and edited by me. This blog
accepts forms of cash
advertising, sponsorship,
paid insertions or other forms
of compensation.

The compensation received
may influence the advertising
content, topics or posts made
in this blog. That content,
advertising space or post may
not always be identified as
paid or sponsored content.

The owner(s) of this blog
is compensated to provide
opinion on products, services,
websites and various other
topics. Even though the
owner(s) of this blog receives
compensation for our posts
or advertisements, we always
give our honest opinions,
findings, beliefs, or
experiences on those topics
or products

The views and opinions
expressed on this blog are
purely the bloggers' own.
Any product claim, statistic,
quote or other representation
about a product or service
should be verified with the
manufacturer, provider or
party in question.

This blog does not contain
any content which might
present a conflict of interest.
To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

My Sponsors
Blogger Ads

Subscribe
Subscribe to The BoBo Files RSS by clicking here or by typing your email below to receive the latest updates straight to your inbox.
Enter your email address:


Site Stats

Backlinks USA Free Backlinks Service at BacklinksUSA.com!

USA Backlinks Free Backlinks Service at USABacklinks.com!

Valid Robots.txt

The 2008 Weblog Awards

Blog

Page Ranking Tool

My Zimbio

TheBlogGallery – The Blog Directory

free web site traffic and promotion


Blogs That Follow
Blog Directory <
Advertise Here
Get PAID to host ADs at Project Wonderful!
BlogUpp
Blog Badges
Archives
Terrorist Blogger
Facebook BoBo
BoBo Files's Profile
BoBo Files's Facebook profile
Create Your Badge

Fair Use Policy

Fair Use: This site may contain copyrighted materials, with use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.
I am making these materials available in my efforts to advance understanding of political, human rights, economic, democracy, and social justice issues, etc.
I am also using such materials to rebut and dispute arguments, when they ARE not based on FACTS.
I'm here to offer my own argument, opinions and judgments on the subject matters, which MAY interfere with my constitutional rights, towards receiving, fair political representations from my federal, state and local representatives.
I believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.
In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research, educational, or satirical purposes.
When I post photos, I may have inadvertently posted one without prior knowledge of actual ownerships.
If you feel I may have violated some of YOUR copyright of some sorts, you HAVE the right to email or post a comment, requesting my removal of such material(s), such as photos and full postings of articles, however I reserve the right to keep the main idea, of your article on my blog, protected under the FAIR USE ACT.