A Message From Lucianne  

S-CR-TEO

S-G1-LC






   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


B-CR-TEO
Trump signs vets bill to keep
veterans choice program afloat

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/12/2017 8:08:52 PM

President Trump on Saturday signed a bill that will pump funds into the Veterans choice program to keep it up and running, while Washington continues to fight over how best to give veterans the care they earned — but which the government has sometimes failed to deliver. Approved in the wake of the wait-list scandal that saw hundreds of veterans die while stuck on secret wait lists, the choice program allows those caught in backlogs to seek care at from a private clinic or doctor and bill the costs back to the Veterans Affairs Department. Mr. Trump signed the new legislation while on a working vacation at his golf club in New Jersey.

Comments:
This is excellent news. I hope that the word can get out for all of US Vets. I may try to go to a hopital to get a complete checkup. My experience has been good here within the Dallas area, but a lingering sudden fatigue problem that hit this jogger some years back has not been addressed.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/12/2017 8:21:11 PM     (No. 11349839)

This is great! I´m a Vietnam vet and I´m in the VA healthcare system and have used the Choice program. If they can not get you into a VA clinic for whatever treatment you need which your doctor has ordered, within 30 days, then they make an appointment for you with a provider that can take you in under 30 days. Works great so far! Thank you!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 920066




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"



Australian State Removes
Racially Offensive Place Names
New York Times, by Isabella Kwai    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2017 10:20:07     Post Reply
Sidney, Australia - The names of a handful of mountains and creeks in the state of Queensland containing racial slurs have been removed from the state’s official records, the latest such move in a country still reckoning with its colonial past. The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines said in a statement on Tuesday that, because of “community concern,” the name of a mountain containing a racial epithet was removed from its records in May. The department, which administers the naming of places, then began a review of its database and found nine others that used “a similarly offensive term,”

Joel Osteen said his megachurch is
open to Harvey victims after a
social media backlash
Circa News, by Mark Hensch    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2017 10:10:43     Post Reply
Pastor Joel Osteen says his Houston megachurch is not closed to those hurt by Tropical Storm Harvey following social media backlash over its response to the national disaster. “[We’re] prepared to house people once shelters reach capacity,” he said late Monday, according to ABC News. “We have never closed our doors,” Osteen added of Lakewood Church. “We will continue to be a distribution center to those in need.” “Lakewood will be a value to the community in the aftermath of this storm in helping our fellow citizens rebuild their lives.” Lakewood also sent photos it said show the extent of flooding inside and outside

Journalist Interrogated, Fired For Story
Linking CIA And Syria Weapons Flights
Zero Hedge, by Tyler Durden    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2017 5:59:05     Post Reply
A months-long investigation which tracked and exposed a massive covert weapons shipment network to terror groups in Syria via diplomatic flights originating in the Caucuses and Eastern Europe under the watch of the CIA and other intelligence agencies has resulted in the interrogation and firing of the Bulgarian journalist who first broke the story. (Snip) Those weapons, Gaytandzhieva found, ended up in the hands of ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq and Syria. While it´s long been understood that the US-Gulf-NATO coalition arming rebels inside Syria facilitated the rapid rise of the Islamic State as the group had steady access

North Korea´s ´reckless´ missile launch
over Japan sharply escalates tension
Reuters, by William Mallard & Jack Kim    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2017 5:26:25     Post Reply
Tokyo/Seoul - North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea early on Tuesday, prompting warnings to residents to take cover and drawing a sharp reaction from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Snip) Abe said he spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday and they agreed to increase pressure on North Korea. Trump also said the United States was “100 percent with Japan”, Abe told reporters. South Korea’s military said the missile was launched from near the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, just before 6 a.m. (2100 GMT Monday) and flew 2,700 km (1,680 miles),

Netanyahu to UN chief:
We won’t let Iran surround us
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Herb Keinon    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2017 4:45:09     Post Reply
Jerusalem cannot be expected to sit idly by as Iran entrenches itself in Syria and Lebanon and declares with Hezbollah that they are planning a two-front war against Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday. “Iran is busy turning Syria into a base of military entrenchment and it wants to use Syria and Lebanon as war fronts [in] its declared goal to eradicate Israel,” Netanyahu said before his meeting in Jerusalem with Guterres. “It is also building sites to produce precision- guided missiles toward that end in both Syria and in Lebanon. This is something Israel cannot

   

 

R-TA-Wide_2
  


 
Donald Trump rallies Texans:
‘Spirit of the people is incredible’
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2017 4:33:09     Post Reply
President Donald Trump, a day away from visiting Texas, sent thumbs-up to state residents for their courageous battling of Hurricane Harvey — for true American “spirit” in the face of adversity. Via Twitter, Trumpwrote: “HISTORIC rainfall in Houston, and all over Texas. Floods are unprecedented and more rain coming. Spirit of the people is incredible. Thanks!” And this, another tweet: “Major rescue operations underway!” He praised the coordination of federal, state and local agencies. He tweeted: “Great coordination between agencies at all levels of government. Continuing rains and flash floods are being dealt with.

How to Get Out of the Iran Nuclear Deal
National Review, by John R. Bolton    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2017 4:10:52     Post Reply
Although candidate Donald Trump repeatedly criticized Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear agreement, his administration has twice decided to remain in the deal. It so certified to Congress, most recently in July, as required by law. Before the second certification, Trump asked repeatedly for alternatives to acquiescing yet again in a policy he clearly abhorred. But no such options were forthcoming, despite “a sharp series of exchanges” between the president and his advisers, as the New York Times and similar press reports characterized it. Many outside the administration wondered how this was possible: Was Trump in control,

S. Korea releases footage
of new ballistic missile test
Yonhap News Agency [Seoul, South Korea], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/28/2017 10:44:20     Post Reply
Seoul - South Korea made public rare footage of its testing on new ballistic missiles Tuesday, hours after North Korea´s ballistic missile launch. The 86-second-long video clip shows the vivid scene of the test-firing of a 500-kilometer-range ballistic missile with improved warhead power and that of another one with a range of 800 km. It was released by the state-run Agency for Defense Development (ADD). The footage shows the missile being fired and accurately hitting mock targets on the ground and in the water. The tests were conducted last week and were the last ones before the deployment of the missiles,

Clovis shooting: Two dead and four injured
as gunman opens fire in New Mexico library
Telegraph [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/28/2017 9:04:58     Post Reply
A gunman has opened fire in a library in New Mexico, killing at least two people and injuring four. The shooting happened in the city of Clovis, near the border with Texas. At least six people were shot, two of them fatally, Fire Chief Michael Nolen said (Tweet) A suspect has been arrested, he said Library patron Vanessa Aguirre said she was in the Clovis-Carter Public Library with her son when a man came in and "started to shoot" into the air, The Eastern New Mexico News reported. "It all happened so fast," she told the newspaper. "We took off fast. My purse is still in there." Officials at the library could not be reached to

Trump slams Obama and Clinton for their
clemency decisions, stands by Arpaio pardon
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/28/2017 8:54:12     Post Reply
(Video) - Published August 28, 2017 Fox News Now Playing Trump defends decision to pardon Joe Arpaio Close President Trump fired back Monday at critics of his decision to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, claiming the clemency decisions made by his two most recent Democratic predecessors were far more problematic. “I stand by my pardon of Sheriff Joe,” Trump said at a White House press conference. Clearly anticipating a question about the pardon, Trump read from prepared notes as he countered the bipartisan criticism by rattling off the controversial commutations and pardons issued by former presidents

   

 

B-G1-LC


 
What is Demisexuality?
Independent [UK], by Rachel Hosie    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/28/2017 6:58:53     Post Reply
Have you ever looked at your friends snogging strangers on nights out and thought you just couldn’t do that? If so, you may be demisexual. Demisexuals only fancy someone once they’ve got to know them - they need to feel a strong emotional connection to feel sexual attraction. It’s unclear what proportion of the population identifies as demisexual, but as demisexuality comes under asexuality, which makes up one per cent of people, we can assume the figure is small. The term first came to light in 2008 on the website of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, but it’s been gaining traction since,

200,000 deportation cases
quietly ´closed´ under Obama
Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/28/2017 6:46:17     Post Reply
During the Obama era up to 200,000 deportation cases were "administratively closed" without action, a move that left tens of thousands of illegal immigrants free to roam America, sometimes indefinitely, according to a new report. When added to those cases still pending court action, it brings the backlog of cases to about 800,000, far more than previously known. In the report for the Center for Immigration Studies, former immigration judge Andrew R. Arthur said that there are some 100,000 cases that were closed, but told Secrets that it could be as high as 200,000. "My back-of-the-envelope calculations suggest at least 100,000 more



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



All hands to the pumps! Melania wears some VERY
unsuitable stiletto heels and ankle-skimming pants
as she joins Donald to visit rain-soaked Texas
as deadly flood waters continue to rise

58 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Francesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/29/2017 10:34:29 AM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are on their way to Texas to survey the storm-ravaged Gulf and meet with relief providers. They´ll make two flights, one to Corpus Christi and one to Austin, this afternoon before their return to Washington. In both cities, they´ll receive briefings on the storm´s impact from area officials. At their second stop, in the state´s capital city, the president and first lady will tour the Texas public safety department´s emergency operations center. The president and first lady left the White House this morning just after 8:30 am for Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, he in

FBI says lack of public interest in Hillary
emails justifies withholding documents

50 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/29/2017 12:26:06 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton’s case isn’t interesting enough to the public to justify releasing the FBI’s files on her, the bureau said this week in rejecting an open-records request by a lawyer seeking to have the former secretary of state punished for perjury. Ty Clevenger, the lawyer, has been trying to get Mrs. Clinton and her personal lawyers disbarred for their handling of her official emails during her time as secretary of state. He’s met with resistance among lawyers, and now his request for information from the FBI’s files has been shot down. “You have not sufficiently demonstrated that the public’s interest in disclosure

There was no pretense about Melania
Trump’s heels. But sometimes, a little
pretense helps.

49 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Robin Givhan    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 8/29/2017 11:22:05 PM     Post Reply
Melania Trump is the kind of woman who travels to a flood-ravaged state in a pair of black snakeskin stilettos. Heels this high are not practical. But Trump is not the kind of woman who has to be practical. Heels this high are not comfortable. Comfort is not the point. Neither hers nor yours. (Snip) Trump’s fashionable ensemble was defined by its contradictions. She was wearing a working man’s jacket but it was juxtaposed with sexy limousine shoes. The trousers and the top were basic black — utilitarian. The oversize aviator sunglasses were Hollywood. It’s an image that would have

   

 

  


 
Sharpton Leads ‘Ministers’ March’
to Protest Trump: ‘This Nation Is
in Moral Trouble’

38 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon, by Paul Crookston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2017 6:40:16 AM     Post Reply
Rev. Al Sharpton led several thousand ministers in a march through Washington, D.C. on Monday to protest the Trump administration and white supremacy. The event, entitled "One Thousand Ministers March for Justice," was scheduled on the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.´s March on Washington and his "I Have a Dream" speech. Over 3,000 ministers representing a range of faiths registered to join the march from the MLK, Jr. Memorial to the Department of Justice, according to Politico. The march was spearheaded by Sharpton, who also made political remarks that addressed what he called "immoral" actions happening in the

Hillary–the live show: Clinton to tell
audiences her ´personal, raw, detailed and
surprisingly funny story´ in unprecedented
nationwide tour with tickets selling for*

34 replie(s)
Daily Mail (UK), by Nikki Schwaab    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/28/2017 2:52:29 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton will be back in the spotlight this fall for an unprecedented, big-ticket book tour for her new tome What Happened, with tickets priced as high as $1,200. On Monday, the ex-Democratic nominee announced ´Hillary Clinton Live,´ a 15-city tour, which includes stops in a handful of states she lost in the election last year. Promotional materials for her first stop, at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., promises Clinton plans to ´let loose´ and tell her audience a ´personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny story´ of her election loss and recovery. Scroll down for video (Photos) The website

No Shame: MSNBC Whines That Trump
Is Going to Texas Too Quickly

32 replie(s)
Newsbusters, by Scott Whitlock    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2017 5:48:52 AM     Post Reply
Proving they are the opposition party, journalists completely switched complaints when it comes to the subject of Republican presidents and Hurricanes. While reporters spun George W. Bush as callously staying away from Hurricane Katrina, MSNBC’s Katy Turn on Monday whined about Hurricane Harvey: “[Donald Trump is] going to Texas tomorrow and there´s real concern that his going there is going to have to divert, at least a little bit, some resources away from the rescue effort and toward him.” Talking to ex-Congressman Tom Davis, she chided, “The President is going to Corpus Christi and he will be diverting at the

´Civil Disobedience´ March From
Charlottesville to DC Will
Demand Trump´s Removal

31 replie(s)
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 8/28/2017 2:10:03 PM     Post Reply
Protesters are planning a march starting from Charlottesville, Virginia to Washington, D.C. to fight white supremacy and demand that President Trump be removed from office. "The March to Confront White Supremacy" will spend ten days starting on Monday, August 28 travelling to the nation´s capitol and then occupy it with non-violent demonstrations. "For years, white supremacist violence, rhetoric, and policies have escalated and intensified – exploding during Donald Trump’s run for president and reaching a boiling point in Charlottesville," the website for the event reads.

Donald Trump calls Chelsea Manning
´he´ while comparing her to Joe Arpaio

28 replie(s)
Independent [UK], by Clark Mindock    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/28/2017 11:04:36 PM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump has defended his decision to pardon former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio by listing past controversial presidential pardons or commutations — and in the process mislabeled Chelsea Manning as a “he”. (Snip) In addition to Ms Manning, Mr Trump referenced Marc Rich — an investor who received a pardon from former President Bill Clinton on his last day in office — and Oscar Lopez Rivera — a Puerto Rican activist and militant whose sentence was commuted by Mr Obama. Mr Arpaio received his presidential pardon last week, after being convicted for defying a judge’s order to tell his sheriff

   

 

B-G1-LC2


 
Cops must never stand
down against ‘antifa’ thugs

27 replie(s)
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/29/2017 5:11:44 AM     Post Reply
Many on the left are starting to see the goons of Antifa as the menace they are. Too bad the Berkeley, Calif., Police Department remains clueless. The college town saw a large Rally Against Hate on Sunday, initially planned as a response to a right-wing demonstration that wound up canceled over security concerns. A few pro-Trumpers and other miscellaneous rightists still turned out to show their flags — and so did the ninja-wannabes. Yet when hundreds of masked, armored thugs arrived in quasi-military formation, carrying shields banned under police rules, the cops were ordered to retreat. Some 400 officers from the Berkeley, Oakland,

Will Hollywood get the message?
Summer movie revenue plummets

26 replie(s)
Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 8/29/2017 10:44:56 AM     Post Reply
If people don’t want to go to the movies, you can’t stop them. That’s the worst decline in modern times and the first time since 2006 that midyear movie box office failed to reach $4 billion. Summer totals will probably limp in around $3.7 billion, which still seems like a fortune to us schlumps who are balking at paying $13 or more for a worn seat on a sticky floor and twice as much for a popcorn and drink. Summer attendance, experts say, is certain to be the worst in a quarter-century and maybe you can guess what that means

Exclusive — Jeff Flake Underwater:
Poll Shows Kelli Ward Opening Up
More-Than-25-Point-Lead In Senate
Race With Year to Go

24 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/28/2017 7:06:38 PM     Post Reply
Incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is underwater badly in his home state, with just 21 percent of Arizona Republicans supporting him for reelection against challenger Dr. Kelli Ward—who gets 47 percent support—per a new poll from JMC Analytics. Arizona Senate Executive Summary by Breitbart News on Scribd (Poll) The poll, provided to Breitbart News ahead of its public release by JMC Analytics’ John Couvillon, shows Flake in almost irreparable shape ahead of his reelection bid in 2018. That an incumbent U.S. Senator like Flake could be polling as low as 21 percent in his own primary, while a challenger like Ward

Kathy Griffin: I´m no longer
friends with Anderson Cooper

24 replie(s)
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/29/2017 12:06:00 AM     Post Reply
Kathy Griffin, the comedian that made headlines in June after she was featured in a photo holding a bloodied mask that resembled President Trump, said in an interview that she is no longer friends with her former New Year’s Eve co-host, Anderson Cooper. Griffin told The Cut that when Cooper eventually reached out to her, she informed him that their friendship was over. Griffin was apparently upset about Cooper’s initial response to the photo controversy. The CNN anchor said, “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely

   

Post Reply   Close thread 920066



ST-GC


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2015 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS