in defense of myself, I did say "in part," and I just think its sad that this guy couldn't get a claim approved because maybe, some other guy filed a claim stating the tip of his index finger is numb.
I had a right upper lobectomy and received a 30% disability for it. People with Sleep Apnea; which nothing to do with their service are getting 50%. Just use the buzz word of the day. Today it is Range of Motion, two guys I know, younger than me by 20 years; and in better health are getting 80 & 90 % (One is now in the Reserves with his 80%). He is not being too simplistic, it is happening.
 January 1, 2015 at 10:34am
For three years, I began to lose weight unexpectedly and I went from 165 down to 120 pounds. After giving me an eight month wait to see a doctor at the Phoenix VA Hospital, I finally went to the VA Emergency and they let me see a doctor… in fact, I saw about eight of them. I underwent every test they had and not one of the doctors found anything, though they all (and I, too) suspected some type of cancer.
Finally, in desperation, I went to a private physician. After listening to my heart through her stethoscope, she told me that I had a distinct heart murmur. A follow up with a cardiologist confirmed her diagnosis, and I was told that I needed to have my aortic valve replaced immediately. On December 1st, I had a bovine aortic valve inserted in my heart and four days later I was released with no restrictions on activities or diet. I have regained my appetite and already I am up to 140 pounds.
There is no doubt in my mind that the VA Hospital system, as currently in use, is NOTHING MORE than a place for veterans to go to die. Their doctors are either old and not up to modern testings and procedures, or they are young foreign doctors with little experience in American medicine.
I am alive today ONLY because I went outside the VA system.
That is a very sad story. I'm glad you are OK now.
Thank you for your service and glad you are doing better!
richauthor- You need to be in front of congress right now with your story or better yet on the blaze show !! Blaze get a hold of this guy/woman.
Your case is not unique. The VA needs to be abolished and each vet given a card that can be used for any doctor and any hospital...where they can be treated. Thanks for your service.
My uncle, a vet, was having some breathing issues. I told him he had cardiomegaly, after listening to his heart and feeling the rhythm of his pulse and that he needed to go to the VA to get checked up.
He did and they wanted to do a colonoscopy on him.
He finally got bad enough that he went to a private hospital ER, got the AICD he needed and now he is better. I wouldn't go to the VA and I am a vet as well.
RICH: "...Their doctors are either old ... or they are young foreign doctors ..."
Or, as in my case at the VA here in Nashville — which is a teaching hospital — a bunch of residents (interns) who constantly misdiagnose me with their best guess!
Want to see a lot of doctors in a hurry? Pass out on a golf course.
I'm glad you are alive! Why did you wait so long? All these stories make me sad, but it's YOUR LIFE and you have to take care of your own health. It really isn't the VA's responsibility, even though it is their job and their mandate and their (broken) promise to you. Nobody else lives in your skin or cares about your health as much as you can and should.
 December 29, 2014 at 5:55pm
How can we expect more from a man who has never worked a day in his life, has never paid a cent of his own undergraduate and post-graduate education, and has repeatedly misused the American presidency?
I can only pray that some how, we can stop this ill-mannered, narcissis, Marxist, Muslim,anti-police officer and anti-military, and confirmed liar before America perishes while the RINOs snooze.
Obtaining the name of the rapist… even in cases where the victim declines to prosecute or testify, is a MAJOR factor in taking serial rapists down. I was a very successful sex crimes investigator for many years because I was able to convince hesitant victims to come forward and name their attackers, despite their fears of retribution.
Occasionally, I would encounter a victim who did not want to name OR prosecute the rapist. My approach was that I was able to convince them by explaining that their attacker had probably already raped someone else, and that if he was successful THIS time (in not being prosecuted), he would undoubtably rape again. Sure enough, when the assailant was named, often times it turned out that we actually had been looking for him for other rapes, without knowing his name. And we were able to arrest, prosecute, and put him away for a very long time.
 November 15, 2014 at 1:31pm
This slimy collection of protoplasm is responsible (as the DNC Chair) for foisting Barack Hussein Obama on the United States. If anyone would know what un-Democratic means, it is him.
 October 28, 2014 at 9:49pm
‘Not quite Christianly stated, but right on target. Good post and thanks for making me smile.
 October 28, 2014 at 8:01pm
No doubt that Obama official knows very little about Benjamin Netanyahu. They couldn’t possible call him anything other than tough if they really knew him. Netanyahu entered the military in 1967 during the Six Day War. He led Commandos in raids into anti-Israeli territories and was shot in the shoulder. Compared to our president, Netanyahu is a Superman.
 October 28, 2014 at 7:49pm
Yes… it is hard to believe that 99% of the police could be in the right. But they are. These are the people that put their lives on the line for you, keg329. They are the ones that keep depraved criminals away from you and yours. They do their job because they know that if they did not, NO ONE would be safe. As hard as it is for you to understand, they do their jobs mostly quietly, and for a less than average wage. When they are heard of, it is because they either stopped a criminal or a criminal stopped them. Thank God that in this case, it was the criminal to be stopped. Officer Wilson was doing EXACTLY what you pay him to do. He was attacked by a criminal who challenged his authority, and while acting lawfully, Officer Wilson used the minimum deadly force in ending both crime and criminal. Case closed.
Riiiight. Human nature says it isn't possible for 99% of a population to be perfect. I recall Colorado having a police crisis years ago when they made it a law that they couldn't carry a gun if they committed domestic violence. Police in general, have a high rate of domestic violence. Colorado had a police shortage as a result.
Police Have a Much Bigger Domestic-Abuse Problem Than the NFL Does
Police domestic violence nearly twice average rate
Cops Beat Their Wives & Girlfriends At Double The National Rate, Still Receive Promotionshttp://thefreethoughtproject.com/cops-beat-wives-girlfriends-double-national-rate-receive-promotions/#4CIHA5Y1wTp3MXEy.99
Forty Percent of Police Families Experience Domestic Violence
Google stats on police committing domestic violence. 40% of police beat the crap out of their wives/girlfriends.
That made me laugh pretty hard. It makes for an interesting mental picture of an enormous bubble with human features painted on it.
October 3, 2014 at 4:35pm
I don’t know… maybe I’m seeing things, but has anyone else noted that the evil scourge in the cover photo, looks suspiciously like an elephant… symbol of the GOP? He’s headed left to right and his eye is aligned above the apex of the Washington Monument.
 October 1, 2014 at 2:36am
Julia Pierson is an inept, lying administrator. She is also as dumb as a box of rocks. God help us from all the idiots in the federal government.
 October 1, 2014 at 2:28am
Beckel is a slovenly liberal, so fat that his words are nothing more than garbled grunts. Like Obama, everything political is fine with Beckel… it doesn’t matter to either of them that this country is going down the tubes. When all four of the Five co-hosts get together to skewer Beckel and his prescious Obama, fatso simply melts down and curses and threatens. I predict that he will be the first person to croak during a televised meltdown.
 September 28, 2014 at 7:05pm
No BHO… YOU underestimated ISIS. Everyone is on record of advising you about ISIS, but you Islamophobia made you deny that they even existed. You should have to face a firing squad for your criminal unconstitutional acts.
Exactly Rich! You beat me to it! Even we people here knew this would happen! This guy refuses to take blame for ANYTHING! I'm so sick of this crap! When he f's up it's "All Our Faults".
No richauthor, Obama could not have underestimated the threat. It had to be the fault of someone else. The One has never made a mistake and certainly will never acknowledge making a mistake. This massive ego without a thinking brain has messed up this country so much so that it is increasingly difficult to recognize it, but to Obama is simply his "fundamental transformation of the U.S.A.", and he likes what he sees.
AMEN! Charge the POS, TRY him and then HANG him, RIGHT next to Reid, Pelosi, Holder, Lerner, and the REST of the crooks!
When are we going to see his college records?
This has got to be the stupidest sob walking this planet! Never responsible for anything - except screwing up this country!
May I suggest everyone who is in agreement eith this basic premise (he was the one who did not see it ) please repeat it in a new post and everyone mutually give a thumb up to each and every post stating the fact he did not see it. Imagine 200+ posts, all eith 200+ votes, all stating the same fact. Think that will drive the moonbat trolls crazy?
It's never his fault.
I agree, and I can't believe he says it with a straight face! Does he not hear how idiotic he sounds when he tries to put anything, no-scratch that, when he tries to HIDE behind anything so he won't have to catch the blame? This guy is as bad as a terrorist who tries to hide behind a human shield! He is only concerned about his skin, his ass and his legacy. He is a spoiled little man-boy. He lies to get the heat off of him, he plays with America and Americans like we are something he pulled out of his toy box, and when he's finished playing, he leaves it scattered all over the place expecting mommy or someone to put it away for him. When something doesn't go his way he's going to blame others and get his revenge through other means that takes attention away from him. I fully expect he is close to throwing a tantrum, stomping his feet and crying to make people feel sorry for him.
As far as underestimating the militant enemy, I don't believe he has the mental capacity or intelligence to process the deductive reasoning required to formulate an opinion of such magnitude and importance. That's why he has Generals and a Joint Chiefs of Staff, whom he pays no never mind to.
He's as soft on his 'allah buddies' as he can be. That's why he stalls and hem haws around, telegraphing his intentions, selling 5 upperclass al qaeda managers for one wormy troop. Who knows what else he's done or will do? Bottom line?........this guy is WAY out of his league!
Agree buddy. We all said you were naive but NOOOOO you knew better. JV you said. Just frickin' resign already. You don't know what you're doing-- or you do , and deserve jail.
Translation...."Americans underestimated that BHO would undo 200 plus years of building America in less than 8 years"....
For years I said that we would be better off with Biden. But noooooooo! Nobody wanted to believe it. ; )
my way of thinking is that he under estimated this whole job of being POTUS.
Why can't he take responsibility for anything he does or says, ever? It's tiresome to listen to his blaming and lies. I'd rather have someone admit to making a humongous mistake, than to be a liar. Own your words, BO. Own your actions, or lack there of. Stop lying, and stop blaming someone else for every mistake you make. It's old now.
It's all in obamas manipulated words
"The US didn't under estimate ISIS"
The truth is the total Failure 0bama underestimated ISIS, and probably on purpose because he's an America Hating Terrorist with a Narrative, His actions don't prove otherwise.......
When the S#$T hits the fan. It is an instant Hanging to anyone who helps anyone with the Liberal Media and any Politician.
They brought it on themselves, let them deal with God!
"You should have to face a firing squad for your criminal unconstitutional acts."
Actually, he should have been impeached back around 2010. That's the system that the Founders set up.
Actually, Richauthor, it's not that Mr Obama underestimated ISIS, it's that his administration actively supported the world's primary terrorist enemy, al-Qaeda, which brought about the creation of this vicious and savage throwback to the dark ages..
Mr Obama's statements are a load of codswallop. Spin, at best. Lies at worst.
If people like us on the Blaze saw this a ouple of years ago and he supposedly didn't, then that speaks volumes about his administration.
The truth is that, in his headlong determination to topple the Assad regime, he supported a hideous terrorist organisation. And now he's trying to weasel his way out as the truth becomes increasingly obvious.
The UK has been talking to Mr Assad about crushing ISIS. Finally someone is starting to think clearly.
The sad thing is that the Obama administration can't bring themselves to follow suit...
Let's see, George W. Bush predicted what Obama would allow to happen, and blame it on someone else!!!!
When everyone, even in the Obama Inner Circle, say that the intel was warning ISIS was spreading, and Obama tries to "LIE" his way out of it, only the braindead would believe a word he says!!!! Still waiting for his "Nose" to start growing longer!!!!
This is a major step forward in the Obama presidency; he didn't blame Bush????
This POS expects us to actually believe him; hang on ........................ I just saw a pig fly by.
I was about to say the same thing..Never his fault. It's always a collective when he fails but is quick to take credit for things that go right..
Obama is more dangerous to Americans than ISIS.
In other words, he thinks some one below him failed in their duty to warn him? Take responsibility for something for once in your miserable life, Barry.
When bin Laden was taken out.... "I decided to go in and get him..."
During election cycle.... "I have focused our efforts on Afghanistan...." "I have ordered all combat troops out of Iraq...."
Now that the Sh*t has hit the fan...."We underestimated..."
What ever. The entire military and intel community warned that exactly this would happen. Every top level commander and intel officer said the same thing... if we pull out too early, the Iraqis won't be ready to stand their ground and secure their country. In that kind of power vacuum, extremists will roll in and take the ground we fought so hard to liberate.
These guys didn't have a crystal ball, they simply understand reality. Something in which this President falls woefully short.
Why would anyone expect anything different from this brain dead community organizer?
 September 22, 2014 at 12:11pm
Time for a PERP WALK…
 August 1, 2014 at 2:21am
My goodness… lighten up. She is a FIRST GRADER… not a militant social activist.
 July 14, 2014 at 10:21pm
Another potential FOX News employee:
The right will gladly take him!
 July 14, 2014 at 10:17pm
I pray to God that the elections in November see the GOP win the Senate, which will make the next two years almost bearable. We MUST persevere in order to restore this nation to sanity. The racists on the Left will stop at NOTHING when lying or saying derogatory things about the nation, the military, veterans, Constitutionalists, Christians, Abortion foes, Tea Party (or any other opponent), Israel, Jews, etc. and ad infinitum.
This poor man said EXACTLY what needs to be said and he stands to lose his job over it. Obama and Holder can’t imagine a special prosecutor for the IRS scandal (Hmmmmm… wonder why?) but they can send a DOJ lawyer to investigate an organization that had the gall to build a local parade float that depicted an outhouse as the “Obama Library.” WOW! THAT does NOT begin to equate to portraying a lynching of GWB effigy or celebrating a play that featured GWB’s assassination and yet the Left did that.
 July 8, 2014 at 6:37pm
Your use of the “trigger term,” “these people” identifies you as someone who is, per se, biased against poor blacks. Most police agencies have banned such phrases for DECADES, so you must be a rent-a-cop. And your obvious attempt to portray you as someone with a big heart has failed.
 July 8, 2014 at 3:16am
Notice that the Muslim Mole in the WH NEVER tells the Palestinians to use restraint. He only does it when Israel begins to strike back or really putting to the Palestinian terrorists.