Monday, March 1, 2010
VETERAN'S .... The CHALLENGE'S and REALITY .... that many American Veteran's still face ....
Although I have done several posting's talking about the treatment of America's Veteran's, it is one of them subject's that I dont feel I can post enough about until we take more action to clear up some of the challenge's they have to deal with when they get back from their duties and/ or tour's. And because a couple posting's back ... a Veteran who is also a blogger of the blogsite called "Western Hero" who goes by the name "Silverfiddle", had commented about what some Vet's have to deal with in the VA medical sector.
I have familia in active duty currently as well as a niece that will be deployed when she graduate's high school this year, who just enlisted, my dad was a Vet (WW2), 2 uncle's that were Vet's (WW2 and Korea), two cousin's Vet's (both Nam) nephew (Iraq) ... and several that I knew over the year's and met. I tried to enlist in the Navy myself around 1972 or so ... failed my written, by the time it was time to retest ... I was in jail and couldnt ... and that was at a time when they had a draft when I tried to enlist.
But many of my posting's on this subject has been concerning the amount of homeless Vet's in our American cities on the street's. One instance and posting was about 2 homeless Vet's I knew when I worked street security in a nightclub/ entertainment district in Dallas, who I used to get some cash job's for from a few business owner's I knew and done security service's for ... but both these guy's were turned down for bunk's for the night by the Salvation Army on Hines Blvd in Central Dallas at individual time's, simply because they didnt have the $7 to $10 charge for the night. After that ... I never would even piss on the Salvation Army organization if it was on fire! I am sure that Salvation Army provide's many service's for many people .... but you DONT reject a Veteran who need's a roof and bunk for the night! What the fuck is wrong with ya'll?!! NO VETERAN WHO SERVED THIS COUNTRY SHOULD EVER BE WITHOUT A ROOF OVER THEIR HEAD .... period!! I dont give a flying fuck what obstacle's or red tape shit you have to deal with. This need's to change! Do we realize we treat these fucken terror suspect's in custody better than many of our own Veteran's in this country? .... we should be ashamed. We alway's grandstand for the camera's about how we honor our heroes .... well act the fuck like it! Fuck goddamn Fannie and Freddie, Chase, and these other loser's who made bad choice's on investment's and are paying the price .... you take care of those who defend first, THEN you deal with the weak failure's after.
But this BS also has a trickle down effect on familia's of Vet's as far as our neglect for their need's. I even talked to Vet's who came back home, right here in Dallas to find their families damn near in bankruptcy from over inflated interest rate's lender's gave their familia's when they were on duty abroad, facing bankruptcy, foreclosure's, repo's of car's, furniture, credit black list's, and the list goes on. This is not the way you deal with folk's that defend us. This video below is about some of challenge's that Vet's and their familia's still face right now.
But I also want to thank President Obama for at least getting billion's out to get some action on this .... something the Bush/ Cheney Administration ignored to a pathetic degree .... sadly and shamefully.... I voted for Bush/ Cheney too!
Improving Our Veterans' Health Care ... Thanx to THE WHITE HOUSE