January 20, 2021

US: A Vietnam vet’s daughter says her dying father was found covered in ants at a VA facility twice in his last 2 days

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By Ashley Collman From Business Insider Vietnam veteran Joel Marrable died on Saturday at the age of 73, while being cared for at a VA assisted-living facility in Atlanta, Georgia. His daughter Laquana Ross told CNN on Thursday that twice in her father’s last two days, he was found covered in ants at the Eagles’ […]

PUPPERS Act to end ‘Barbaric’ VA dog experiments reintroduced to US Congress

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By Laura Goldman From Care2 Many people—including Democrats and Republicans in Congress and plenty of veterans themselves—oppose the horrific, taxpayer-funded experiments that some Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities perform on dogs. How terrible are these experiments? Dogs have undergone surgeries that forced them to have heart attacks or vomit repeatedly. Portions of their brains have been removed […]

US VA continues cruel dog experiments despite defunding threat

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By: Laura Goldman From Care2 In horrific experiments, researchers at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities around the country implanted dogs’ stomachs with electrodes that made them vomit repeatedly. They placed pacemakers and catheters in dogs’ hearts, which forced the dogs to have heart attacks. When the experiments ended, so did the dogs’ suffering. They killed them all. […]

DARPA is engineering plants to act as biohazard sensors

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By Swapna Krishna, From engadget Researchers at DARPA, the DoD’s arm that focuses on developing new technology for military application, have long been trying to figure out the best way to transmit timely information, focusing on electronic and mechanical sensors to do the job. After all, it’s crucial to any military action. But it turns […]

Is parasite from Vietnam killing vets?

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From Newsmax A half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring […]

Why privatizing the VA won’t do much to help veterans

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By David Dayen, The Fiscal Times From Business Insider You don’t often see Donald Trump pull a punch, but he did it last week. Trump spent his entire campaign deeply angered by how the government treats veterans, particularly regarding their medical care. He promised to overhaul the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system and “take care” […]

Veterans neglected for years in VA facility, report says

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By Nelli Black, Scott Bronstein and Drew Griffin, CNN Investigations (CNN) — Two veterans in a Veterans Affairs psychiatric facility languished for years without proper treatment, according to a scathing letter and report sent Monday to the White House by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, or OSC. In one case, a veteran with a […]

PETA kills animals

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PETA’s “Animal House of Horror” killed 82% of dogs and cats in its possession in 2013 Hypocritical animal rights group’s body count exceeds 31,000. Washington, D.C. – In February 2014, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) released its yearly review [2013] of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) appalling record of killing pets […]