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Schaller's Politically Incorrect Lexicon: A Navigation Guide To The PC Cultures of Mckinley County NM (and planet earth )

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Continued from last week

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: WATCHDOGIE ROUND-UP Part One – Diverse Strays

PATRIOTISM: Maintaining the values and principles of America’s Founding Father Patriots who stood up to the tyranny of an oppressive government. Those principles emphasized limited government, individual freedoms, personal responsibility, free market capitalism and their revolutionary extremist conviction that all men are created equal.

AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM: ‘While most nations evolved from tribal clans and royalty the US was born, and born of ideas: that all men are created equal, that they have been given by God certain rights that can be taken from them by no man, and that those rights...

VA Poor Follow-Up Care and Incomplete Assessment of Disability Leads to Suicide

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I have been telling Albuquerque VA Regional Office that suicide rates are partially due to inaccurate compensation claims raters not reviewing all medical conditions that are available to them via electron Health records.

Albuquerque VARO continues to ask Veterans over and over for their medical records when they have them available at the touch of a hand. I further believe this is used as a stall technique. Veterans unable to work and support themselves or and a family finally give up and feel his or her family would be better off without carrying the load of caring for the Veteran

Office of Inspector General, recently conducted an inspection to evaluate the circumstances surrounding...

Helping Each Other as Necessary

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One of the first lessons learned in the military is that no matter how strong you are, everyone must be able and willing to help each other to be fully successful, regardless of the mission. It is a primary lesson, taught in the morning runs, and encouraged at almost every step of the trainee process. You are only as good as the weakest link in your chain; necessity demands help to operate at a maximum level.

Veterans Helping Veterans believes this philosophy, totally.

Started some 15 years ago by several young (a relative term) veterans who were dissatisfied with help they needed from the Veterans Administration, they formed a weekly coffee get-together to discuss options and to...

Schaller's Politically Incorrect Lexicon: A Navigation Guide To The PC Cultures of Mckinley County NM (and planet earth )

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CHAPTER TWELVE: I DON’T CATCH THE SUSTAINABILITY OF YOUR DRIFT PARDNER – Part Three, You Can Position Those Solar Mandates Where the Sun Don’t Shine

FRACKING: Hydraulic fracturing, a drilling technique for natural gas used since the 1940s. Modern technology allows the prospect of US energy independence with low oil and gas prices. Fracking is the trigger for our reduced CO2 emissions. Lack of it is responsible for renewable Europe’s increase in emissions.

SOLAR AND FRACKING WATER USAGE PERSPECTIVE: You may have heard of California’s annual 70 million gallons water usage for fracking however you likely haven’t heard of the typical annual water usage...

Getting the numbers right: Thousands of New Mexican veterans wait for treatment of PTSD

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Having a little disagreement with Regional Office Congressional Liaison about demographic number of Veterans in our State. Being told my statistics are in accurate or hypothetical but now the 2015 numbers are out and varies a little from 2014 but that is because we lost several in 2014 and I know we lost more in 2015.

We still have 172,595 Veterans in our state and 106,485 are 65 or older. 2014 showed only 77,000 so census numbers must not have counted all those on the reservation.

Another state site says we have 171,528 so we have about a thousand difference but the point is we have 106,485 Veterans age 65 or older. Of that number we have 56,900 Vietnam Vets, World War II 5,300...

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