I think the V.A. went to crap when they took it out from under the D.O.D. and made it its own cabinet level department. My wife is a nurse at a V.A. hospital, and she says they are often overwhelmed by the number of patients, but nurses are not doctors, and that is what they so desperately need. however, not many doctors want to work for what the V.A. pays. So, the nurses continue to do what they can do, which is mostly to try and provide comfort to the suffering. After 32 years in the long term care (nursing home) facility, my wife is desperately ready to retire.
I get my primary care from the VA Hospital, and it is adequate, although it used to be a lot better. Many of the nurses that I talk to there are not veterans, and from what I have learned, most of the big muckety mucks at the VA (mine and nationwide) ARE NOT veterans...So, IMO when the big brass making the decisions about patient care have never actually worn any brass or BDUs, they have little or no way of knowing what the veteran patient needs are, or why they need it...
 August 14, 2016 at 8:55am
Just in case you all are interested, WRAL t.v. reports that bullet holes were found in the ceiling outside the Apple Store in the mall. And as far as “They haven’t even found any shell casings” comments go, have any of you ever heard of a gun known as a REVOLVER?????? Because I have, and know that they don’t eject shell casings.
 August 4, 2016 at 7:47am
I’ve decided to throw my vote away on Gary Johnson.
 August 3, 2016 at 7:33pm
Because when you point a loaded shotgun at cops, there is no other way of ending the situation.
Point one at me and see what happens.
I tell everyone the same thing: “If my gun clears leather, one of the two of us is going to die, it just depends on which end of the gun we’re on.”
 July 20, 2016 at 3:56pm
I will ask this question again: “Were you BORN this stupid,or did you take lessons from someone!?”
 July 17, 2016 at 9:03am
possibly was an MP in the military. That counts as experience.
I went through MP OSUT with a female from Guam. She arrived in January at 17yo and left in May still 17. Watched her carry her ruck & weapon, then put a male soldiers ruck on her front and keep on trucking! S H E called him a piece of female anatomy and carried it for the next 4 miles.
Of the troops and for the troops!
 July 15, 2016 at 3:54am
kinda takes me back to the question I ask a lot of folks: “Were you BORN this stupid, or did you take lessons from someone?”
 July 11, 2016 at 1:42pm
I have been in corrections/detention since 1995. I laugh at all the newbies I have to train who gripe and moan about all the scut work they have to do because “I have a degree in criminal justice”, concentrated in corrections. I always tell them that while they were wasting their money and accumulating crushing debt for four years, I was contributing to my retirement plan. And I add the additional fact of “Everything you spent four years in college learning, I learned in 13 weeks of Basic Law Enforcement Training, AND, I got paid to learn it!”
 July 11, 2016 at 1:31pm
Tried Pandora once. Don’t use it because I don’t have a data plan for my phone, because it’s A PHONE. Can’t stream on the computers at work because it’s a closed system. And, I have free radio in the car, same radio that I’ve used all my life called F.M.
 July 11, 2016 at 1:09pm
Don’t know about any others, but some of our boys responded.
Every driver’s license I have run where the individual has a ccw, it notifies at that time, same with license plates. Run mine and I will come up. That being said, this guy was in the PASSENGER seat. So, if his name is not attached to the vehicle registration, no information on him would have appeared.
 July 6, 2016 at 3:45pm
Just curious (in regards to the head line) but wouldn’t every thing written by Thomas Jefferson be “HAND” written????
Well . . . OK.
BUT: think of how rare it would be if Jefferson had used a typewriter!
Jefferson had a machine that allowed him to write several letters at the same time so technically only one would be totally hand written the others would be written by the polygraph.
I would guess a lot of documents (e.g., official communications) probably were transcribed by a scribe/clerk on to multiple copies, and then he just signed the copies and then one was kept for the official records.
No it didn't have to be hand written. Among Jefferson's many accomplishments was a 'duplicating tracer' that duplicated as he wrote on another sheet of paper what he was writing on the first. It was his version of a carbon (without the carbon) copy
Only because Mr. Jefferson's printer was down that day!!!!!!! Ha Ha
No, It could have been written by his secretary and just signed by Thomas Jefferson which a lot of letters were.
No, he could have dictated it to another and they wrote it. Hand written
Is understood to mean written by the author.
 July 2, 2016 at 4:01pm
“Hollywood IS a cancer”
fixed it for you.
July 1, 2016 at 1:07pm
So, I’m guessing he WON’T be attending the Braves/Marlins game at Fort Bragg on Sunday???
This Panty Waisted Punk is afraid to attend the neighborhood Ping Pong game.
[-1] June 18, 2016 at 9:53am
Beautiful ship. Wish I could afford to go on another cruise, unfortunately we civil servants don’t make enough money. Saved for 10 years to afford the two my wife and I took in 2010 and 2011. Could have bought a good used diesel truck for the price.
 June 5, 2016 at 8:35pm
When you are too lousey to compete against the boys, just pretend you’re a girl. Trophies for everyone!
Dang that makes me think of Bender from Futurama when he decided to disguise himself in the Olympics and compete as a girl because he could win every single event.
I don't care if the trans. beats at every girls sport. I am so tired of this crap that I just don't care anymore. Just stay the heck away from me, and LEAVE ME ALONE.
i am old and I believe I remember that the Russians did something like this at a past Olympics..............ammo up
I still think it's insane to play along with peoples' mental disorders. It won't be long before he comes out as a lesbian and is was discovered what he was doing behind the scenes. Needless to say, my child won't be participating in any sports.
what i want to know is:
this dude's taking female hormone drugs and competing with girls, right?
but if a female took testosterone and competed with boys- wouldn't she be violating PED rules?
If we can get enough boys to enter girls sports, maybe this transgender fraud will finally end.
I would guess that any kind of performance enhancing meds are now legal? If they make a woman more man-like and able to excel or a man super-manly what is the difference as long as you identify.
Yo Dude! You got beat by Girls.
Bill Burr explains:
This could be a big thing in wrestling and boxing.
What if a guy who is 220 pounds "identifies" as a "flyweight"?
I thought title 9 was to afford females opportunity to get equal funding so females can participate and excel in all sports. Looks like there is a loophole the activists overlooked while trying to force an agenda...DNA. So remind me, whats the point of title nine ????
All good intentions pave the way to h3ll and we are well on our way ;-)
They forgot to mention 2 things:
Where he showers after the meet and
Another Male taking something from a woman.
It's almost impossible for me to believe that a man was picked for "Woman of the year"??? They couldn't find a woman out of half the population that was more deserving than a man??? Who now wants to go back??
I think when I wake up tomorrow I'll identify as a race horse and run in the Belmont Stakes.
The name is Thai, and Thailand has been going this way for a long time.
We're under siege.
East German Women Olympic Team.
When this affects me,
there will be hell to pay.
Until then, enjoy your mental instability freaks
Makes me wish I could go back in time... I ran around 11 seconds and didn't even take top 10 vs other men in Idaho in the 100...13.36? Seriously?
It's up to women to fix this one. If girls and women all over the country refuse to participate in sports events where a man pretends to be a woman, this nonsense will stop. But, I know they won't do that because it is not in their nature to dissent against such things as a collective. So, the alternative will be, that men pretending to be women will win all the women's sporting events. It's a lose-lose situation. Well, as Dana Loesch would say, "Well WHOOPITY DO DA! Here's your participation Trophy."
So the Alaska Family Action group is concerned "that female athletes are not denied the playing opportunities and scholarship" they deserve.
Just come out - be honest - and say you don't want to see transgenders compete in such competitions.
Dont pretend (LIE) about some concern over "playing opportunities".
"Wangyot also takes female hormones and other drugs to suppress testosterone levels, the paper added."
Why would she have to do that? She is a girl right?
Yes, Liberalism is a mental disorder.
The sacrum and coccyx curve much more but are located more posteriorly in the female pelvis to increase the space of the pelvis, even the shape and angle of the acetabulum and hip joint differ. The female acetabulum is rotated more anteriorly than in males, resulting in differences in walking gait and posture between men and women…thus calories burned per stride. Biology and physics apply to bodies in motion… not emotion.
Trans athletes are rare because trans are rare; there is not a large body of data to draw from. Cisgender males and cis-females have different world records even with the best training available for professional and Olympic competitors. Gender does matter.
When it comes to trans there are often no easy answers that will satisfy everyone.
How about this solution:
In racing the trans time in the race can be compared to both male and female contestants, but be separately ranked. Their time could have placed 3rd of 123 compared to females and 12th of 200 compared to the boys.
make up a 3rd medal (or trophy)
column 1 females, column 3 males
a top mark and bottom mark to to show the range
with the number of contestants in each equivalent category at the bottom …
in the center a pair of arrows pointing to where the trans fits into the range
and a number beside the arrow on each side indicating relative place.
Nothing is perfect, but that’s as fair as I can be to everyone.
He runs like a girl.
Guess this puts an end to "women's sports".
What goes around comes around!!!
All I know is, none of this shit is making sense anymore....
Check out these women that transitioned
Or even better... check out this men that have transitioned
Are these "men" the people you really want sharing a bathroom with your hypothetical "daughter or granddaughter?".
Even better how many of you would object to any of those "women" showing up in the Men's Room.
Well... until they stood at the urinal next to you.
It's funny that he could not even compete with the girls!
fingerprintguy, maybe you would go through the hell of transgender for a few plastic trophies but almost no one else would. That said its unfair to have xy compete against xx
People teased her as a boy that he runs like a girl. Viola… lol. :P
If "it" still has male plumbing. it is a boy.
I guess the russian womens weightlifters will be back and china will be altering thier olympic swim team now. So much for womens sports.
So you're a boy that identifies as a girl. Fine. I'm sure you see all the inconsistencies that that creates. You dress like a girl, take hormones to help you look and sound like a girl. Fine. Your life, your choice. But that is where it should stop. Deal with the inconsistencies of the hand you've been dealt yourself. It's not society's, or government's job to deal with resolving your identity crisis for you.
Put on your big boy/girl pants and take responsibility for you own incongruities. Everyone else does. And if it didn't sell so many papers and ad spaces, you would too.
I live in Anchorage and this is ridiculous. This young man participated at his school as boy on the debate team. Seems he decides what gender he is based on the success he might have. I hope everyone will read the article by the American College of Pediatrics calling on schools to stop this ridiculous behavior and comparing it to child abuse. This is all about women's rights!
Well I guess we should stop giving ideas to other guys by not yelling “You throw/hit/punch/etc like a girl”.
"wangyot" is competing in a competition held for non-wangs. His very name disqualifies him! Screwy school system...Wangs are for boys.
"Head"Line in the school paper...Wang Whipped by Wangless Women
When you have to suppress testosterone and take female hormones to appear female, you are NOT a female. You're a male!
This story illustrates the warped sensibilities of the liberal agenda … liberty is subject to the hierarchical leftist agenda: 1. Liberal ideology & the progressive movement; 2. transgender; 3. gay; 4. black; 5. other minority group, placed in the whimsical order of the day; 6. women or animals, placed in the whimsical order of the day; ….(followed some really big number of arbitrary topics); infinity– while males …. infinity plus–unborn babies.
Title IX was supposed to have been established on behalf of women, but it has now been used to subjugate them. Women are not as important as the transgender / gay movement, so therefore, their opportunities are going to be repressed. Classic liberalism–its all about the movement.
pc fundamentally flawed premises cause mental illness, some become deranged and imagine themselves to be dogs or other things, while others feel obliged to seize these misfits and use them to prove their total committment o pc derangement religion. amen alli alli ackbar
So the libs argue that women are only paid 70% of what men are paid, but according to liberal logic, there is now no such thing as a woman or a man (you are only what you decide you are). It is starting to get really crazy.
The wackos are running the nation, our schools, and our media.
And it looks like he will be getting a girls college scholarship... Instead of a real girl getting it...
make he-she run in reverse, since that is what he-she has done to his-her biological Identification
 June 2, 2016 at 4:10pm
 June 2, 2016 at 3:56pm
Because that worked out so well for Ray Boltz’s carrier.
I have a friend from Germany. She went to a VOCATIONAL high school. She told me that they are tested at the middle school level just prior to entering high school. If they don’t test at a collegiate level, they are funneled into a “trade” high school. She was a professional chocolatier before she married an American soldier and coming here. Oddly enough, She was the corporal I worked for at the county jail.
That's why so many foreign students go to college in the USA.
Their sociofascist politicoeconomic structures RATION college ONLY to the sons and daughters of the ruling classes.
Feel the Bern.
 May 7, 2016 at 12:03pm
Much of the Defense budget could be done away with if the government would stop hiring civillians a twice to three times the pay to do jobs they spend hundreds of thousands of dollars traing soilders, sailors, airmen, and marines to do, all the while those same service members are sitting around doing virtually nothing. My son was trained by the army to be an air traffic controller, however, during his deployment to Iraq, he drove trucks and other menial jobs because the civillian contractors making six figure salaries worked the control towers.