In an emotional, sometimes tearful hearing before members of Congress Thursday, widows of veterans and others blamed the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administration for improperly treating chronic pain, occasionally with fatal results.
In addition to the two widows, lawmakers heard from two veterans who describe themselves as victims of VA medical malpractice and former VA doctors who reported instances of personal abuse, alteration of medical records by VA staff, “bullying” of well-meaning physicians and other offenses. One witness characterized some practitioners of VA medicine as favoring “quick and cheap over good and thorough.”
“No one who watched today’s testimony could help but be moved and profoundly angered,” said Daniel M. Dellinger, national commander of The American Legion, which submitted written testimony for the hearing. “If there is even a modicum of truth in the accusations leveled today, VA has much to explain. Whether these problems are contained within…
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Music video by Foreigner performing I Want To Know What Love Is.
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I do not own this material, I am just showing it to the rest of the world.
I gotta take a little time
A little time to think things over
I better read between the lines
In case I need it when I’m older
Now this mountain I must climb
Feels like a world upon my shoulders
And through the clouds I see love shine
It keeps me warm as life grows colder
In my life there’s been heartache and pain
I don’t know if I can face it again
Can’t stop now, I’ve traveled so far
To change this lonely life
I wanna know what love is
I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is
I know you can show me
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Those who refuse will be arrested for “trespassing” in a public area
Source: Kit Daniels
In accordance with the Department of Homeland Security, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is now requiring that all Boston bus and subway riders submit to a warrantless search prior to boarding.
The MBTA transit police announced that everyone will be stopped and searched at “Transit Watch” checkpoints and that anyone declining a search will be ordered to leave the station, even though the area is public property.
“All persons choosing to use the MBTA transit system will be subject to security inspections of their handbags, briefcases and/or other carry-on items,” a Transit Watch pamphlet reads. “Any person refusing to allow a security inspection will be either denied entry or requested to leave MBTA property.”
The pamphlet also warns that anyone refusing to leave the station when requested will be subject to arrest “for trespass pursuant…
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