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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...

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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Continued from last week

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...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF Jan. 1 – Jan. 7

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The New Year rushes in with a bang. You’re excited because 2015 was so last year, and you couldn’t be more grateful. Madame G suggests making practical New Year’s resolutions. Such as, clean the dishes after every meal or drink hot chocolate everyday. Resolutions are about fresh beginnings. Set goals that you can really appreciate.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Are you on furlough? Perhaps not, but you may feel as if you’re in limbo. You’re lost between the present and future. It doesn’t suit the ram to sit still, but you must or all your well-laid plans will fall. Madame G suggests using this time for deep self-reflection. You might just learn something. If all else fails...

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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