Birdie Anderson, 56, of Nashville, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell to serve two years in prison for making false statements to the Department of Veterans Affairs and stealing public money, according to David Rivera, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Anderson pleaded guilty in April 2013 to stealing the money obtained in three VA grants, totaling more than $364,000 during 2006 and 2007, which was intended to assist indigent and homeless veterans.
A Veterans Affairs official accused of keeping double books to hide the fact that dozens of veterans died awaiting care previously ran a Washington state VA facility that allegedly fudged suicide numbers, FoxNews.com has learned.
Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, is accused with other management officials of keeping a fake waiting list that made it appear sick veterans were being treated in a timely manner — while hiding the real list that showed up to 1,600 sick veterans were waiting months to see a physician. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, said investigators have evidence that two sets of records were kept by the facility to conceal the lengthy delays in care.
At least 40 veterans on the secret list allegedly died while waiting for appointments, prompting congressional committees to launch investigations into the circumstances surrounding the deaths.
This is pathetic. The men and women who risk their lives for our country should not have to wait months, or longer, to receive the car they deserve and need.
And what’s even sadder is these people survived a war zone only to be killed by paper pushing asshats in their own country.
Arab protesters yelled at, shoved, spit and threw objects at a group of religious Jews, mostly children, visiting Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Tuesday, apparently without provocation as seen on a video of the incident that evoked scenes of historic anti-Semitic attacks.
The video showed a large group of Muslims accosting the group of 25 ultra-Orthodox Jews, pushing against them and chanting “Allahu Akbar,” or “Allah is the greatest.”
One Arab woman was heard on the video shouting in Hebrew, “Get out of here!”
Eyewitnesses who were with the Jewish group told TheBlaze Thursday that one Jewish boy’s sidelocks were pulled, one Jewish man was hit in the head with a shoe and that pieces of a broken chair were thrown at them.
1. “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” - Harvard biologist George Wald
2. “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.” - Washington University biologist Barry Commoner
3. “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.” - New York Times editorial
4. "Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.” - Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich
5. “Most of the people who are going to die in the greatest cataclysm in the history of man have already been born… [By 1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.” - Paul Ehrlich
6. "It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” - Denis Hayes, Chief organizer for Earth Day
7. “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions…. By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.” - North Texas State University professor Peter Gunter
8. “In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.” - Lifemagazine
9. "At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.”- Ecologist Kenneth Watt
10. “Air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.” - Paul Ehrlich
11. “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate… that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, ‘Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, ‘I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’” - Ecologist Kenneth Watt
12. “[One] theory assumes that the earth’s cloud cover will continue to thicken as more dust, fumes, and water vapor are belched into the atmosphere by industrial smokestacks and jet planes. Screened from the sun’s heat, the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born.” - Newsweek magazine
13. "The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age." - Kenneth Watt
And people still buy into this fear mongering, money making scheme on a regular basis.
“It’s not a dare, it’s a promise that we’re going to stand up for private property rights in the state of Texas.”—Texas Gov. Rick Perry warning the federal Bureau of Land Management to stay away from Texas after his Attorney General, Greg Abbott, sent a letter to the BLM on Tuesday urging the feds to “stay out of Texas,” after reports of the BLM’s intent to take over 90,000 acres of Texas land was made public.
Absolutely disgusting. A bunch of hippies want to have their festival on Bundy’s property in order to mock him for being a conservative and “how dare he be against the government taking his cattle.” and I fucking despise hippies.
They are being a’holes, but it isn’t on the Bundy’s land. It’s across the street. Interesting note: They say they are going to follow Bundy’s example and will not be getting a permit for the festival. It will be interesting to see what the feds do to the other side.
I remember back when hippies used to be the ones who chanted “Question Authority” through a cloud of pot smoke while sitting on a hill of broken bongs….now they’re the ones kneeling and licking the boots of government.
Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects behind Obamacare, is now claiming that “insurance companies as we know them are about to die.” Critics of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law have long alleged that one of the real goals of law was to put private insurance companies out…
Dude, that’s been the whole point of the beginning. Kill the free market, and have everyone put into the government pot. Slavery to the government with the most important aspect of our lives.
Anything the Democrats say/do you blow it out of proportion but the Republicans do no wrong. LOL ya'll are a joke.
Can you give me an example of when I have “blown out of proportion” things the Democrats have done wrong in any of my posts?
Likewise, I can easily direct you to several posts where I have criticized Republicans on my blog and, just as easily found, made posts where I have expressed my desire to have certain Republicans removed from office because of things they’ve done and their patterns of behavior.
If you want to make a statement towards someone, be sure you can back up your argument with facts and examples…otherwise it is you who is coming off like a joke.
Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is in some hot water with the Jewish community after his campaign tweeted—and then quietly deleted—several messages urging backers to read an article comparing black Republican voters to Jews who collaborated with the Nazis.
Chicago Sun Times readers were stunned last week to find that writer Neil Steinberg has penned a column comparing black supporters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner to Jews who collaborated with the Nazis against their brethren.
“As a general rule, individuals will sell out the interests of their groups in return for personal benefit,” Steinberg wrote in his column, which claimed that Rauner is buying off the black community and its leaders. “It isn’t just a black thing. Jews collaborated with the Nazis during World War II, helping them to round up their own people in the hopes they’d be the last to go.”
Quinn’s camp praised the piece and tweeted it out to supporters several times. The tweets were deleted after local Jewish community officials quietly communicated their outrage to the governor.
A top Hamas official said that the newly announced Palestinian unity government “will not recognize ‘Israel’ and will not give up the resistance,” throwing into jeopardy the new ruling government’s access to U.S. assistance and other measures.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to dissolve the long ruling Palestinian Authority and form a government with the terror group Hamas, which rules over the Gaza Strip.
Hamas and Fatah—Abbas’s political party that controls the West Bank—surprised Middle East observers on Wednesday morning by announcing that the rival groups would put aside differences to form a unity government with elections scheduled for later this year.
The move tossed another wrench into the fledgling peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians and prompted sharp responses from U.S. officials.
Events took another surprising turn this afternoon when top Hamas official Hassan Yousef announced that the terror group would not renounce its commitment to violence and the destruction of Israel, according to Palestinian groups monitoring the situation.
Considering the US isn’t supposed to provide funds to terror organizations, does this mean we can finally stop sending money to these murdering mad men? But then, considering Obama’s history, he’ll just say that those laws are only going to be regarded as ‘advice’ and he’ll more than likely increase funding to the ‘palestinians’.
And people say Israel is the one preventing peace.
The Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and seven other terror-tied groups have announced the formation of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), which they describe as an umbrella group that will serve as a “representative voice for Muslims as that faith community seeks to enhance its positive impact on society.”
What kind of presence is the USCMO going to have on the American political scene? Investor’s Business Dailynoted that “USCMO also aims to elect Islamists in Washington, with the ultimate objective of ‘institutionalizing policies’ favorable to Islamists — that is, Shariah law.”
The coalition is made up, by and large, of the same groups that were named as Muslim Brotherhood proxies and unindicted co-conspirators in the largest terrorist funding trial in our nation’s history. They are well-funded, and could very well upend the political landscape, much as they have the corrupted academia.
Muslim Brotherhood groups forming this new “coalition” include the Muslim American Society (MAS), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), the notorious Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Circle of North American (ICNA), the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA) and the Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA).
Well, isn’t that special.
Shouldn’t be too long before we see some major boot licking and butt kissing (I mean, more than usual) from leftists towards these terror supporting organizations and the racheting up of censorship and accusations of “Islamophobia” towards anyone who doesn’t immediately grovel down and submit to these fascists.
The rate at which this administration is arming federal agencies is quite alarming. Case in point–the recent standoff against Cliven Bundy in Nevada. In recent years, armed federal government agents have stormed against citizens in Ruby Ridge, Miami (the Elian Gonzalez case), and Waco, Texas (the Branch Davidians). Each of these assaults occurred under a Democrat presidential administration. Enabled by lies and deceit, could it be that liberal progressive socialism only works by fear, intimidation, and coercion? Or is Obama more afraid of the American people than our enemies abroad?
I find it humorous that liberal progressives accuse their opponents of being fascists, but the liberals are actually the most intolerant and oppressive when it comes to free speech, expression, and petition of redress of grievances by the American citizenry.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) now have armed agents. The Department of Justice is heavily partisan — and that assertion has nothing to do with racism. I support our law enforcement agencies having the proper resources and equipment to fulfill their mission of keeping us safe from criminals and enemies who have penetrated our sovereign borders. However, we do not need to become a “police state” where our government agencies start to resemble special operation strike troops of the U.S. mlitary.
And my personal favorite example of clueless race-baiting stupidity:
Here’s why I call that stupidity: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s preached that we should judge people “not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Affirmative action does the exact opposite, it elevates certain groups over others precisely because of the color of their skin. Affirmative action is the antithesis of what Dr. King advocated.
What Michigan’s law did, and what the Supreme Court overwhelmingly upheld yesterday, is disallow colleges from unfairly admitting students to their universities simply because of what shade of melanin they were born with.
Liberals have a nasty tendency to attack any black person who disagrees with their view of what a black person should be. Instead of providing intellectual thought about the issues at hand, they go straight for the “Uncle Tom” card. That’s because for most liberals in America, what matters not about the content of your character. To them it’s always about the color of your skin.
Newly declassified documents obtained by the Clarion Project show that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) misled members of Congress in 2012 about its involvement with Muslim Brotherhood-linked entities.
Further, the documents show that there were even a number of internal communications within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence expressing concerns about the Brotherhood links of these entities.
The story of the deception began when the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified to Congress on February 10, 2011 saying that the Muslim Brotherhood is “a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has described Al-Qaeda as a perversion of Islam.”
If nothing else, one can say with certainty that Islamists are patient and calculating. Over the centuries, they’ve learned that the best way to conquer and dominate the free world, and bring the world to ‘peace’ through Islam, is through a process called ‘Gradualism”.
In fact, on November 20, 2011, Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, the top Muslim Brotherhood theologian and arguably the most influential Sunni cleric in the world, called on Muslims to embrace “gradualism.”
Gradualism is an intelligent form of jihad based on pragmatism, patience, long-term planning and self-evaluation. The Islamists evaluate their performance and recalibrate their strategy accordingly. The West misinterprets this as being “moderate,” when in reality, not all Islamists are as reckless as Al-Qaeda.
The Islamic Circle of North America, one of the most powerful Muslim-American groups in the U.S., explained its five phases in its handbook published in 2010 and it very closely follows what Badie said in Egypt. The phases are: Educating yourself; Converting your family; Outreach into the community; “establish an Islamic society” on the state level and then a “united Islamic state, governed by an elected khalifah in accordance with the laws of Sharia.” An FBI memo written in 1988 likewise documented that a source, apparently within the ranks of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S., described a six-phased plan.
In 2004, the FBI found seized another Brotherhood strategy document that describes its “work in America as a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization within.” It describes 5 phases:
• Phase I: Establish an elite Muslim Leadership and raise Islamist consciousness in the community; (Done)
• Phase II: Create Islamic institutions that the leadership can control and form autonomous Muslim enclaves; (Done)
• Phase III: Infiltrate America’s political and social institutions forming a shadow state; escalate conversions; manipulate mass media to remove language offensive to Islam; (Ongoing but well on the way)
• Phase IV: Open hostile public confrontation over U.S. policies, riot, make militant demands for special rights and accommodations; (Ongoing but also well on the way and successful)
• Phase V: Wage final conflict and overthrow (Stand by)
So, congratulations, apologists and liberal supporters, you’re being good useful idiots and keeping the phases running right on schedule.
According to Sham Times and other Arabic websites, jihadi social media networks posted the above picture of a child sitting on the ground while surrounded by armed men pointing their rifles at him. The caption appearing with the picture, purportedly posted by a supporter of the Free Syrian Army, is “Our youngest hostage from among the hostile sects of Kessab.”
Kessab is a predominantly Christian Armenian village in Syria near the Turkish border. Earlier it was invaded by jihadis, who terrorized, pillaged churches, and prompted some 2000 residents to flee. Initial reports had stated that about a dozen families remained as hostages.
Since the picture appeared on social media, many have expressed shock and outrage, condemning the Syrian “rebels,” while others cast doubt on the authenticity of the picture.
The fact remains that the “Free Syrian Army,” along with other “rebel” groups operating in Syria, are guilty of several crimes against humanity — including against women and children.
Oh….my….G-d….that poor kids, those poor people.
Obama’s allies keep showing what freedom loving peace makers they are on a daily basis.
More evidence of what I contended years ago. These were my exact words that Obama had switched sides in the war on terror – even before Benghazi. And the heads exploded on the left (here). And I was right. Benghazi attack could have been prevented if US hadn’t ‘switched sides in the War on Terror’ …
How did we go from being creatures who could over come beasts much stronger than ourselves, using their skin for our clothing, and bones for our weapons. To being so weak that someone calling us a “cunt” a thousand miles away over a computer screen is cause enough to make you harm yourself. What happened?
modern liberalism and cultural marxism and an easy life compared to the past
Goddamn pussified cowards and bleeding heart douchebags these days fucking hell
The U.S. military in Europe is sending four company-sized infantry units, a total of about 600 soldiers, to Eastern Europe, the latest effort to reassure NATO allies in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.
Four countries — Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — each will receive a company of paratroopers from the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team based in Vicenza, Italy, said Pentagon spokesman Rear. Adm. John Kirby.
U.S. European Command will maintain a rotation of ground forces in those countries for at least the next several months. The companies will conduct live-fire training exercises with local military forces for about one month, then will depart and be replaced by another U.S. Army company, Kirby said.
Children who took Easter eggs to class allegedly had them confiscated by “Muslim morality squads” patrolling a school in Birmingham, England, according to press reports.
The school is at the centre of an investigation into claims Islamic hardliners are attempting to infiltrate and run secular state schools in the city.
The mother of one of the students — who did not want to be named for fear of reprisals — told the Daily Express that groups of older students were taking the eggs from younger children and teachers were ignoring their actions.
“My daughter tried to bring in an Easter egg for a friend and one boy grabbed it and smashed it against a wall,” she said.
“Another girl of about 11 brought in a little Easter bunny toy that she wanted to show her friends. They grabbed that off her too. All talk of Christmas and other non-Muslim festivals is banned. The teachers just turn a blind eye to it.”
She added, “Older boys are going round in these morality squads telling off girls if they do not wear veils.”
How’s all that political correctness working out for you? From the looks of things, it’s working out great for the Islamists.
And this is why you don’t censor yourself or kneel down before the alter of political correctness. All it does is protect and encourage the radicals and nutjobs who will cry about “Islamophobia”, which is nothing more than a tactic to silence those pointing out their madness, if anyone calls them on their idiocy.
At least 200 students were recently slaughtered on their way to school by a group of Muslim militants known as Boko Haram. Boko Haram, which translates to “Western Education is Forbidden,” seeks to build an Islamist state in north-east Nigeria.
There have been numerous attacks on civilians during Boko Haram’s insurgency. Boko Haram was founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002 to prevent the “Westernization” of Nigeria. One of the ways it has done so is to cowardly target unarmed students on different occasions.
Boko Haram also committed another atrocity against students, this time enslaving at least 200 schoolgirls. In the past, when Boko Haram has captured girls, they have often gone on to become cooks and sex slaves for the militants. Instead of the better life for themselves they sought through schooling, these girls are now more likely to be sex slaves rather than proper housewives, and cooks rather than professionals.
Boko Haram is committing travesties in the name of Allah. Through numerous brutal attacks on civilians, they seek to impose through force their warped vision of a good society. Indeed, their attacks on students are cowardly abominations that should not go unchallenged.
A liberal former Supreme Court justice, still outspoken and influential in retirement, is pushing to change the Constitution’s Second Amendment in a way that could lead to massive gun confiscations in states.
John Paul Stevens, 94, who retired in 2010, would rewrite the Second Amendment in a way that would allow only state militia members to be armed, a radical change from the current lay of the land spelled out in several high court decisions.
In his new book Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, being played up in the media, Stevens would make clear that only militias, not citizens, have a right to guns.
Well, that’s one way to ensure that militia recruitment skyrockets. Of course, after the recent Bundy Ranch stand off, I doubt that’s what idiot liberal, government loving asshats would want.
A family is suing a New Jersey school district and its superintendent, seeking to have the phrase “under God” removed from the Pledge of Allegiance that students recite every day.
A lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District filed in Superior Court in Monmouth County, N.J., on behalf of the family, who wish to remain unidentified, and the American Humanist Association claims that the practice of acknowledging God in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheists, in violation of New Jersey’s constitution.
But the school district’s attorney says the district is simply following a state law that requires pupils to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily.
Good grief. What a bunch of whiny asses.
So they’re being ‘discriminated’ against by having “under God” in the Pledge….but if they’re successful in their little crybaby lawsuit, and “under God” is removed…won’t that be ‘discriminatory’ against Christians?
But then…militant atheists aren’t really concerned with discrimination…it’s all about power and forcibly conforming everyone to their way of thinking.
Wait, what? How would removing a reference to God be discriminatory towards Christians?
You just posted a bit about how Michigan upheld a ban against Affirmative Action in schools. Under your logic above, though, we could call such a move “discriminatory against minorities”. After all, they had a state-provided privilege which was taken away from them!
Frankly, I think we should get rid of the Pledge entirely. Children should not be indoctrinated into state worship by reciting a creepy poem written by a socialist.
I was using the atheist’s words. They claim that by the Pledge using “under God” is discriminatory against them so, using their logic, wouldn’t it stand to the same reasoning, that removing it would be discriminatory against Christians?