Donald Trump Saved NY Veterans Day Parade Marking 50th Anniversary of End of WWII”

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Flashback: Trump Saved NY Veterans Day Parade Marking 50th Anniversary of End of WWII

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Kristinn Taylor
January 30, 2016 8:28

A meme was started by Trump antagonists incertain conservative circles that Donald Trumpdoes next to nothing to help veterans. It turns out Trump has been generous with veterans over the past decades–all it takes is a little more research than those with an ax to grind seem willing to do.

Donald Trump with wife Melania and sons Eric and Donald, Jr. Trump holds the Phelps Award as 2008 Honoree of the Year by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza.

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UPI reported in 1995 how Trump was credited with ‘saving’ the New York Veterans Day Parade. The parade that year was marking the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II.

Police estimated 500,000 people attended the largest military parade ever held in New York. Organizers, who placed the turnout at closer to a million, said the parade would not have been a success if it hadn’t been for real estate developer Donald Trump, who contributed $200,000 and raised another $300,000.

“Donald Trump saved the parade,” said parade director Tom Fox, himself a Vietnam veteran. “We had asked for donations from 200 corporations, and none of them came through,” he said.

“This donation is the single most important thing I’ve ever done,” said a beaming Trump. “This is more important than all of my buildings and my casinos. This is my way of saying thank you to all the men an women in the armed services who have made it possible for me to become a success. Without them freedom and liberty would be gone.”

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From the New York Times in 1995, another report that mentions how Trump came to the aid of the parade when the organizers had less than two dollars for the parade.

Nonetheless, from the beginning, this year’s organizers have skated on thin financial ice, government approvals have been slow and lining up things like Sherman tanks and marching bands has been difficult. “There has been a constant awareness everything could fall apart at any time,” Mr. Fox said.

Organizers received no contributions from the 200 corporations they asked, among them military contractors to whom they presented documentation of profits made on weapons used in World War II.

“Zippo, dada, zilch,” Mr. Fox said. “Nothing from Northrup, United Technologies, none of them. To me, it’s a sin.”

By mid-August, organizers had a bank account of exactly $1.21. A request to airlines to donate blankets for aging veterans was turned down because logos might not be visible on television. Then Donald Trump, a nonveteran, agreed to throw in $200,000 as well as raise money from his friends, in exchange for being named grand marshal.

Since then, money has come in, though not enough to meet the original budget, which was reduced from $2.9 million to $2.4 million. Fireworks were just one of many cuts.

A 1995 video report archived by Getty Imagesfeatures Trump speaking about the parade.

“The fact is you have a group of people that has been so tremendous for this country and they’ve been forgotten. And I think that tomorrow they’re going to be remembered.”

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This was not Trump’s first time supporting the New York Veterans Day Parade. In 1987 Trump gave $1 million to help the parade when it was in transition, according to a history of the paradereported by Business Insider in 2013.

Then, in 1987, The American Legion decided to stop producing New York’s Veterans Day parade, in part, (Vince) McGowan said, because of the controversy surrounding gay veterans who wanted to participate.

And so the UWVC took the helm. McGowan described those days as “25 guys with a snare drum marching down 5th Avenue.”

But soon the UWVC, and the New York Veterans Day parade began to grow, in part because of a $1 million matching donation from Donald Trump, and the parade began to grow.

Trump tweeted the article last summer.

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This wasn’t the only veterans project Trump was involved with in New York. In the 1980s, Trump gave $1 million to help fund the New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza located in Lower Manhattan, reported the New York Timesin 1985.

The centerpiece of the commission’s effort is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a glass-block wall, 70 feet long and 16 feet high, which is etched with excerpts from 83 letters – including Sergeant Calamia’s – that were written by or to the soldiers who served in America’s most unpopular war.

”It’s not just brick and mortar,” said Donald Trump, the real-estate executive who donated $1 million of the $2.5 million raised by the commission, which is also charged with financing programs for unemployed local veterans. ”It’s very much a living monument.”

”I was a very strong opponent of the Vietnam War,” he said, ”but I also recognized that the people who went to fight were great Americans. I always thought they got a bad shake in life and never got their just recognition.”

Trump spoke last month about his ‘guilt’ over not serving and how it motivated his efforts, reported ABC Radio.

Trump turned reflective as he mentioned the Vietnam War. “I love the country. I’ve seen what it can do,” he said. “I didn’t serve. I haven’t served. And frankly I had deferments because of college, like a lot of people did…I always felt a little bit guilty.” He also cited a high draft number and “a foot thing” for not being drafted.

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That guilt continued to gnaw at him, he said, prompting him to donate money to build the Vietnam Veterans Plaza in New York, “as a way of making up,” and eventually to run for president. Trump contributed $1 million in matching funds to build the memorial in 1983.

Trump was honored in 2008 for his role in the helping the memorial come into being.

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Donald J. Trump – Chairman & President, The Trump Organization
In 1982 Donald J. Trump was named as Co-Chairman of the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission, established by Mayor Edward I. Koch. Their mission was to raise the necessary funds in order to build a memorial in honor of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War, and to create a counseling and employment program for veterans. The commission raised in excess of three million dollars. It was Donald Trump’s challenge to the City of New York, and his personal contribution of one million dollars, that was instrumental in the completion of this project.

Last summer Vince McGowan spoke up for Trump about the numerous ways he has helped veterans when Trump was under attack for his remarks about John McCain, ABC News reported.

With all the fire coming at Donald Trump since his comments this weekend against Sen. John McCain – one of the leaders of New York’s Vietnam Veterans Plaza tells ABC News Trump “has not been a bad guy to us.”

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Vincent McGowan, who has been with the organization since its inception in 1983 and currently sits on its board, says that if it wasn’t for Trump, the project in lower Manhattan would have never happened.

McGowan says the property downtown was gifted to the veterans by the Koch administration but they had no money. Trump committed $1M in a matching fund and they “couldn’t have built it without him.”

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http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/veterans-group-makes-a-huge-announcement-about-donald-trump-john-mccain-controversy/

…McGowan confirmed his organization has turned to Trump several times over the years. In 1995, the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII, the group asked for the Donald’s support for their parade. Trump gave the group $175,000 and allowed organizers to use his helicopter to get around the different parts of the city quickly. “He’s like a guy from the corner who made out well,” says McGowan who added the organization honored Trump in 2005 as their Friend of the Year.

McGowan recalled a particular experience a few years back, a staff sergeant had just retired after 10 years of service, wanted to see New York but was down on his luck. McGowan called Trump who gave the veteran a tour of Trump Tower, took him for lunch and then handed him a check for $10,000 to jump start his education.

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“When we need help, really at the bottom of the barrel, I don’t know where we would be without him,” said McGowan who still calls Trump whenever he needs him and looks forward to his annual Christmas card from the Donald. McGowan declined to say whether he was inclined to vote for Trump or whether he was supporting someone else at this time.

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Thursday night Trump held a rally for veterans in Des Moines, Iowa that raised over $6 million, including $1 million from Trump, that will be given to 22 veterans groups across the country.
Read original article here: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/01/flashback-trump-saved-ny-veterans-day-parade/

General Mattis Quotes

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And Gen. Mattis didn’t just talk the talk; he walked the walk. He led from the front. Indeed, on at least one occasion that I know of, the General was bloodied from a firefight or improvised explosive device while out on patrol with junior, enlisted Marines one-third his age. That’s what makes Gen. Mattis such a great warrior: He truly respects and cares for his Marines.

“Guardiano,” he told me, “I don’t give a damn about the officers. If they don’t like what they’re doing, they can get on a plane and leave the Corps — go back where they came from. But I do care deeply about those 18- and 19-year-old Lance Corporals out on the frontlines.”

We’ve gathered some of his best quotes, taken from this San Diego Union-Tribune profile, unless otherwise specified.

“You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.”

via Department of Defense

Mattis has often talked to Marine leaders about staying sharp.

“The “dream world” he alludes to is a reference to a complacent attitude — one that can cost lives if troops aren’t vigilant.”

“If in order to kill the enemy you have to kill an innocent, don’t take the shot. Don’t create more enemies than you take out by some immoral act.”

via Dvidshub

As a co-author of the military’s counter-insurgency manual (with David Petraeus), Mattis has often spoke about following the rules of engagement and being disciplined among a ruthless enemy.

“I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”

via Department of Defense

The General is confident in his abilities and that of his Marines — he led the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade into

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Afghanistan in 2001, the 1st Marine Division into Iraq in 2003, and led an operation into Fallujah in 2004 dubbed “Operation Vigilant Resolve”, and helped to plan the later “Operation Phantom Fury.”

“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”

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via Department of Defense

One of his “words to live by” for his Marines in Iraq, which was a call for his troops to remain vigilant and never let their guard down even in the company of those who seem friendly.

In a country where insurgents would blend into the local populace with ease, it was good advice.

“You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.”

via Department of Defense

Some Mattis quotes don’t come without a degree of controversy, including this one.

Said while speaking about his time on the ground in Afghanistan, he was later counseled by his boss Gen. Hagee, who said “he should have chosen his words more carefully.”

“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f* with me, I’ll kill you all.”

via Department of Defense

After the initial Iraq invasion, “Chaos” (his radio callsign) sent home his tanks and artillery and used the “carrot and the stick” with Iraqi tribal leaders.

“The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some bastards in the world that just need to be shot. There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim.”

via Department of Defense

Speaking to his Marines at al Asad, he tried to motivate them to stay sharp and continue the mission.

He ended the speech, telling them in Patton-esque fashion, “I feel sorry for every son of a bitch that doesn’t get to serve with you.”

“We’ve backed off in good faith to try and give you a chance to straighten this problem out. But I am going to beg with you for a minute. I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.”

via Department of Defense

Mattis demonstrates that he is willing to extend an olive branch to those on the fence — but always carries the weight of Marine firepower if that doesn’t work out.

“There are some people who think you have to hate them in order to shoot them. I don’t think you do. It’s just business.”

via Department of Defense

Many Marines look up to Mattis as a cult-like figure. Nevertheless, he will most likely be remembered as a consummate professional.

A Marine officer we spoke with said, “the more I learned about him, the more I saw that the things we were doing right seemed to be associated with his philosophy of command.”

“Marines don’t know how to spell the word defeat”

via Department of Defense

As a highly-educated four-star General, Mattis probably can spell it, but he wants his Marines to know that they should never let it happen.

“The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”

via Department of Defense

He often emphasizes to his troops that they need to be problem solvers, only using firepower as a last result.

“PowerPoint makes us stupid.”

via Dvidshub

As a top General, we can safely assume that Mattis has had to sit through his fair share of awful PowerPoint briefings.

“In this age, I don’t care how tactically or operationally brilliant you are, if you cannot create harmony—even vicious harmony—on the battlefield based on trust across service lines, across coalition and national lines, and across civilian/military lines, you need to go home, because your leadership is obsolete. We have got to have officers who can create harmony across all those lines.”

via Department of Defense

Mattis wants educated leaders that can be both book smart and be able to get the job done.

“Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.”

via Dvidshub

Mattis believes the battlefield is better off being far from American shores.

“Treachery has existed as long as there’s been warfare, and there’s always been a few people that you couldn’t trust.”

via Dvidshub

In places such as Iraq and Afghanistan, alliances can often shift quickly.

Mattis spoke to Congress on this point after a series of green-on-blue attacks that left military leaders struggling to deal with.

“a country that armed Stalin to defeat Hitler can certainly work alongside enemies of al-Qaida to defeat al-Qaida.”

via Dvidshub

The General is a student of history and avid reader.

He often stresses the importance of education and training on building effective future leaders.

“Fight with a happy heart.”

via Dvidshub

Before heading into Iraq in 2003, all Marines of the 1st Marine Division received a letter from General Mattis. In the letter, he spoke candidly to his troops, telling them that “we will move swiftly and aggressively against those who resist, we will treat others with decency, demonstrating chivalry and soldierly compassion for people who have endured a lifetime under Saddam’s oppression.”

“You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.”

via Dvidshub

This line from his 2003 letter to his Marines foreshadows his contribution in 2006 to counter-insurgency doctrine, which stresses battlefield discipline, and protection of the civilian populace.

“For the mission’s sake, for our country’s sake, and the sake of the men who carried the Division’s colors in past battles — “who fought for life and never lost their nerve” — carry out your mission and keep your honor clean. Demonstrate to the world there is “No Better Friend — No Worse Enemy” than a US Marine.”

Robert Johnson — Business Insider

Mattis uses “never lost their nerve” in his 2003 letter to his men, utilizing a line from the Marines’ Hymn.

He goes on to offer another, telling them to “keep your honor clean.” Mattis, an avid reader of history, wants his Marines to live up to the legacy of past warriors.

You’ve heard quotes from a Marine Corps icon …
Read original article here: http://beforeitsnews.com/military/2013/07/19-unforgettable-quotes-from-gen-james-mad-dog-mattis-2454128.html

Read more here:
http://www.businessinsider.com/general-maddog-mattiss-best-quotes-2013-1?op=1#ixzz2ZmfSdrOy

The Shameful Neglect Of America’s Homeless Veterans

The Shameful Neglect Of America’s Homeless Veterans

January 8, 2016 by Patrick

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2015 should have been the year remembered for the elimination of homelessness amongst American veterans. Unfortunately, as Christmas came and went, approximately 50,000 veterans were homeless. A shocking statistic. For a country that spends such vast resources on its military and refugee settlement. The disregard for its servicemen and women after they return home is nothing short of a disgrace and an international embarrassment.

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Yet the welfare use for refugees staggering. Welfare usage is never counted by officials as part of the cost of the program. Yet, when it is included, the total cost of the refugee program soars to at least 10-20 billion a year.
This is of course a complete political failure from both sides of America’s political divide since the Vietnam War. Administration after administration had failed to adequately provide the medical and material support for its veterans.

No doubt most of America’s current crop of politicians stand tall on Veteran’s Day, when in reality many of them connive to water-down, obstruct or oppose legislation relating to Veteran’s benefits for party political gain.

The most blatant example was the political deadlock that lead to the government shut down of 2013, which caused work to stop on the processing of hundreds of thousands of veteran disability claims and threaten disability compensation checks. Similarly, shameless politicians allowed theJames Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to deliberately expire depriving the first responders to 9/11 healthcare entitlements. (Recently renewed in December 2015).

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Such politicking in Washington is a betrayal of America’s veterans and a betrayal of the ideals of Abraham Lincoln, ideals many an American politician claims to espouse.

http://“To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.”

-Abraham Lincoln

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On the issue of homelessness amongst veterans there should be no partisan politics. But this is 2016… This is election season. This should be an election issue. Veterans must make this an election issue. As IAVA President Paul Rieckhoff states:

“Widow’s benefits, GI Bill checks and VA disability payments should not be held hostage by political games. If leaders in Washington shut down the government to prove a partisan political point, know that over 20 million veterans will be adversely affected. And that we won’t forget when we vote in November.”

Read original article herehttp://www.aviewfromtheattic.com/the-shameful-neglect-of-americas-homeless-veterans/

MANDATORY VACCINES FOR VETERANS IN ORDER TO CONTROL

By Janet Phelan

Activist Post

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Fundamentally, biological warfare is sneaky. It involves a microbial sucker punch to its intended target, often accomplished in a manner in which the aggressor can claim clean hands, while his victim may suffer or die.

Biological warfare can take a number of forms. The question—how can you get a bacteriological or toxic agent on board without the target being alerted– has been asked and answered. In addition to using humans and animals as vectors, biological warfare agents can be airborne, waterborne, foodborne or put into pharmaceuticals.

Substantial concerns have been voiced concerning the potential for inserting bioweapons into vaccines. Indeed, given the history of known contaminated vaccines, this is hardly a matter of speculation. Polio vaccines have been found to contain cancer. A Merck rotavirus vaccine was found to be contaminated with a pig virus. Another Merck product, the Hepatitis B vaccine, was reported to have been laced with the AIDS virus. In addition, a tetanus vaccine distributed in the Third World was found to contain human chorionic gonadotrophin, an anti-fertility agent known to produce spontaneous abortions.

The correlation between the rise in vaccinations of children and autism has become an urban legend.

A Bill has just passed the US Senate, mandating that the US Department of Veteran Affairs ensure that all veterans receive immunizations (vaccines) per a draconian schedule. At this juncture, active military must receive over a dozen vaccines. This piece of legislation is therefore an effort to extend the vaccine mandate to those who have previously served their country.

Sec. 101 of Senate Bill 1203, named the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act, states that the Department of Veterans Affairs will be tasked with the mandate to “ensure that veterans receiving medical services under chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code, receive each immunization on the recommended adult immunization schedule at the time such immunization is indicated on that schedule.”

The schedule referred to above is frankly staggering. Over ninety vaccines are listed.

The issues here are legion. First of all, an entire group of individuals, those who at one time were in military service, will lose their inherent right to opt out of receiving what is considered prophylactic treatment. According to Anita Stewart, who served in the Air Force and now hosts Wise Women Media radio show, “This could include experimental vaccines or vaccines that have not been tested.”

It is believed that those who refuse will, under this Bill, lose their medical benefits.

Second, there is the issue of the sheer numbers of allegedly preventative immunizations required on this schedule. As anyone who has come down with a case of the flu due to taking a flu shot might realize, the numbers of immunizations on the required schedule could be enough to sicken anyone.

And herein lurks the question of vaccine safety. Flu vaccines have been known to cause Guillain-Barre syndrome, which is a neurological disorder wherein a person’s own immune system attacks the nerve cells and can cause paralysis. Gulf War Syndrome, which may manifest with such symptoms as rash, severe fatigue, muscle and joint pain, headache, irritability, depression, gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders and neurological cognitive defects, is thought by some researchers to have been caused by “vaccine overload.” According to Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Professor Malcolm Hooper, US Gulf war soldiers received “at least 17 different vaccines, including live vaccines (polio and yellow fever as well as experimental vaccines that had not been approved (anthrax, botulinum toxoid) and were of doubtful efficacy.”

Other researchers have attributed Gulf War Syndrome specifically to the anthrax vaccine given the troops.

In addition, a certain cluster of vaccines have been linked to type one diabetes. The H1N1 vaccine has been linked to miscarriages and stillbirths. According to thisreport, the H1N1 shot resulted in sixty times the rate of miscarriage associated with the seasonal flu vaccine.

H1N1 was also found to be linked to a spike in narcolepsy in children. According to this study, there was a four hundred percent increase in the incidence of narcolepsy in those under 20 years of age who received the swine flu vaccine.

It would literally be possible to go on for pages here. The pattern is clear. Vaccine safety is a realistic concern.

In light of the considerable scientific evidence that vaccines cause illness, one must ask what this piece of legislation hopes to attain. Writes Anita Stewart, “Forced mandates are nothing more than medical tyranny….Vaccines in most cases do not cure or protect us, but could make some of us sicker and definitely create a huge and continuing revenue stream for Big Pharma.”

There are no studies concerning the effects of these numbers of vaccines on adults. Equally, there are no studies concerning the “polypharmacy” effects of combining these vaccines. Given the increasing scrutiny of civil rights abuses in the US, coupled with escalating concerns about what appears to be covert US biological weapons activity in a number of different venues, one might expect that Senate Bill 1203 will result in an upsurge of protest.

Veterans have already served their country. To re-enlist them as lab rats diminishes both the concepts of freedom and democracy and also those who have served to protect these ideals.

Senate Bill 1203 was authored by US Senator Dean Heller, Republican from Nevada. It passed the US Senate on November 10, 2015 and now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration.

Janet C. Phelan, investigative journalist and human rights defender that has traveled pretty extensively over the Asian region, an author of a tell-all book EXILE, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.
Read original article here http://www.activistpost.com/2015/11/us-senate-passes-bill-approving-mandatory-vaccinations-for-veterans.html

R I N O CONTINUES TO DENY OUR VETERANS PROGRAMS

While the Flux of refugees and illegals continue to receive support from our congress of harlots.

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Our veterans who fought for our freedoms are dieing before they can get an appointment with the VA.  Thousands are homeless, hungry and ill.

While the refugees receive royalty status with free housing, welfare, and health care at the expense of the American taxpayer.

Isn’t it time for a change?

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S.

Senate Republicans blocked legislation on Thursday that would have expanded federal healthcare and education programs for veterans, saying the $24 billion bill would bust the budget.

Even though the legislation cleared a procedural vote on Tuesday by a 99-0 vote, the measure quickly got bogged down in partisan fighting.

Supporters said the measure would have brought the most significant changes in decades to U.S. veterans’ programs. For example, it called for 27 new medical facilities to help a healthcare system that is strained by veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

With Democrats pressing for passage this week, Senate Republicans, backed by their leader, Mitch McConnell, attempted to attach controversial legislation calling for possible new sanctions on Iran that President Barack Obama opposes.

“The issue of Iran sanctions … has nothing to do with the needs of veterans,” complained Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernard Sanders of Vermont, the main sponsor of the bill.

Republicans also raised budget concerns, forcing another key procedural vote that ended up killing the bill. By a vote of 56-41, the Senate failed to waive budget rules that would have allowed the bill to proceed. Sixty votes were needed and 41 of the chamber’s 45 Republicans voted against the waiver.

Referring to recent budget deals that aim to bring down federal deficits, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama said: “This bill would spend more than we agreed to spend. The ink is hardly dry and here we have another bill to raise that spending again.”

The legislation had the backing of most veterans’ organizations, but was doomed by deep disagreements between Democrats and Republicans that have made this Congress one of the least productive in decades.

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Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, had hoped senators would, “rise above the day-to-day rancor and the party politics that we see on this floor almost every single day,” and support a law affecting 22 million veterans, including more than 2 million who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With Thursday’s vote, Congress sent another disjointed message to the nation’s veterans.

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In December, Congress passed a two-year budget deal that included a reduction in veterans’ pension benefits. Weeks later, Congress did an about-face and repealed many of the cuts.

And early this week, with the initial 99-0 procedural vote on Sanders’ bill, the Senate appeared to be delivering a strong show of support for veterans, only to see the legislation die in the Senate with Thursday’s vote.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan. Editing by Andre Grenon)
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBREA1Q26O20140227

~Where are the homeless disappearing to?~

ANP received a reader email about white vans taking homeless people away in Oklahoma, never to be seen again, with the reader asking if this was happening in any other communities? Sadly, after researching this, the answer is yes and it is an alarming trend indicating that the homeless that are disappearing may just be the beginning of a systematic purge as part of the depopulation agenda.

What better segment of the population to start with than those with no family, no one to report them missing, no one other than other homeless to even notice this disturbing tend?

We’ll start with the email, then provide the information uncovered while researching this issue.

I live in a suburb of Tulsa OK and I have noticed an alarming trend, our homeless are disappearing. I was out early a few days ago when I noticed unusual white vans around town. These vans had no windows, markings, or license #s on vehicles. All driven by muscley thirty somethings all with like passengers.

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Then I noticed a shopping cart abandoned on the major street through town. Homeless people rely on those carts for survival and do not just walk away from them. That shopping cart remained there for more than a week. Where are the others who would have taken those cans?

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My mother who lives in Tulsa also said she noticed the homeless disappearing. She helps them by providing odd jobs, so she was concerned for their welfare. After about 2 weeks she found one of the men who helps her and asked him about the homeless disappearing. He told her that the county offered a program that would allow them to take care of warrents at no additional penalty. He said they sent “vans” around and picked them up. Seeing how our county jail is bursting at the seems, she asked where they were taking them? He said to a shelter on apache (north of town). He said this facility could hold 200 people. Seems kinda fishy to me. Even though this man is homeless, he was once a preacher and has his wits about him. I believe he is telling the facts. He is worried about his friends and so am I.

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None of them have returned so we are not sure of their fate as of yet. I will try to send pics of the white vans. I was wondering if this was happening in any other communities?

My first search was for shelters in Tulsa, specifically looking for any on an Apache street, road, avenue or drive… and found the Tulsa Urban League on East Apache street, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Upon calling the Tulsa Urban League , ANP was told they offer GED programs and work programs but they do not house the homeless. Furthermore, according to Shelter Listings Org the Tulsa Urban League “is a HUD Housing approved Housing Assistance agency,” they offer a variety of assistance programs, but not actual housing for the homeless.

TARGETING THE HOMELESS FOR ROUND UP

Many have seen reports over the last few years about states criminalizing being homeless, other reports making it illegal to feed the homeless and even more disturbing reports on homeless being forcefully taken to “facilities,” drugged and being placed under armed guard….. again, many of those reported by ANP back in August 2014, have never been seen again.

Via that August 2014 article:

Call them whatever you like, for the purpose of this article, they will be referred to as FEMA camps and there are reports surfacing that homeless people around the country are simply disappearing, yet we know from previous reports that some cities and states have criminalized being homeless and made preparations to forcibly take them of the streets with a choice, jail or FEMA camps….but wait, officials are not “allowed” to call them FEMA camps, according to a recent report.

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“We will approach them on the street asking if they need or want help usually offering food to get their direct attention, if they come into the office it makes our jobs twice as efficient,” said the supervisor. “In most cases the decision is already made for them unless they become combative or belligerent in which case we send them in for a 72 hour psych evaluation and then transfer them while under sedation or heavy medication to the “facility.”

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THE “OFFICIAL” NUMBERS AND CAUSES ARE MISLEADING

According to a paper published in June 2015 by the American Enterprise Institute, the official numbers showing that the number of homeless individuals sleeping on the streets declining rapidly, is misleading due to “drastic changes in street counts in particular communities account for the majority of the national reduction, suggesting that miscounting may be playing a major role.”

See information herehttp://www.aei.org/publication/street-homelessness-a-disappearing-act/

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The Abstract from that paper continues on to state:

An alternative explanation for large count changes is that increasing homeless criminalization measures are leading more of the homeless to stay out of sight. Another red flag is that sheltered homeless counts, which are much more reliable than street counts, have been remaining steady.

Between criminalizing homelessness, and making it illegal for organizations and people to feed the homeless, the local, state and federal government has limited the number of witnesses that would be deemed “credible” to the trend of the disappearing homeless.

REPORTS OF THE HOMELESS DISAPPEARING

What is left is eyewitness accounts much like the reader email shown above and random accounts from other homeless individuals, such as the one found at Reddit from 2014, where someone claiming to be  a homeless man says he uses the libary to access the  Internet describes the disappearance of those he was familiar with – Key quotes shown below:

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Martin, a small, quiet man disappeared last week. He usually sat near the bottom of town, behind the train station – with a large bottle of cider and a battered coat, dozing off as people walked past him and chucked him a few pennies. Of course, people don’t notice when we disappear. I mean, who honestly knows the names of anyone homeless in their city? And furthermore, who would care if they left? It might even save you some change.I was walking past Martin’s usual spot when I noticed he wasn’t there. His coat, and his hat which he left turned up as a makeshift pot for change however was. Of course I could have gone to the police, but they don’t care about us.

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Often people you know will up and leave without saying anything, moving on to another city quietly, but not without their belongings. I assumed he’d wandered off somewhere and passed out, but over the next week he never returned. His hat and coat were stolen at some point, and I never saw him again. I assumed the worst, a drunken fall into the river. At least, that was the worst I could think of at the time. I hoped he’d moved on to a new city, perhaps reconnected with family and had a home, but I knew that was just reckless optimism.

Yesterday, a friend of mine – Annie – disappeared. We were close, me and Annie. She was late into her fifties, and we’d often share beers, or a bag of dope to kill the cold nights, telling stories of our past lives of just sitting in silence, passing a can between us as darkness fell. It was Tuesday morning, and hungover I decided to slowly trudge to her usual spot. I expected to see a shock of red hair but instead all I found was her coat, and her dog. Her dog was her eternal companion. He was a mangy mutt, always shivering and barking but she loved him as only an owner can. Apart from me I think he was her only friend. I’d seen her refuse a bed at the night shelter when they told her he couldn’t come in and so I knew something was wrong.

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She’d never leave without her dog. Puzzled, I bent over and went to stroke him, talking softly so he knew it was me – when he leaped at me. Snarling, baring teeth he pulled on his lead and snapped. His haunches were raised and he had this ferocious look in his eye. Something had terrified him, he was no longer a friendly, yapping dog but had reverted to his animal state. He growled low as I backed away, his tiny hind legs shivering. If her dog was still tied up, then I thought she’d be about.

He talks of speaking to yet another homeless man named “Rick” which in a follow-up entry asserts that “Rick” also went missing.

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WHERE ARE THEY? WHAT WAS DONE TO THEM? ARE THEY BEING SLATED FOR TERMINATION IN “SMOKIES?”

Reports of homeless simply disappearing have been going on for years, in 2009 we see claims that “Approx.3,000 Homeless Have Disappeared from San Francisco” and other claims include 2,000 homeless that disappeared off the streets of Utah were being sent to FEMA camps, slated for extermination.

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Other examples include Denver, Sacremento, Loas Angeles, and other areas.

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While some may believe these claims are over-the-top, it is a fact that homeless are disappearing. It is a fact that in some areas they are being “rounded up.” It is a fact that some of these people have never been seen again by those who knew them…

After receiving the initial email shown at the top of this article, I reached out to a background source with access to high level military contacts and was told yes, this is happening in other communities and the reason these people are never seen again is because they are “being picked up and executed, bodies cremated in 18 wheeler portable crematoriums called ‘smokies,’ under the cover of night, leaving no ash, smell or smoke.” We are also told this operation started in 2005, that the term ‘smokies’ is what they are called in the black ops world and “they come and go from underground bases.”

Which brings us to the videos below.

The first video below is proof for those that do not believe “mobile crematoriums” even exist, as we see Russia uses them to destoy the bodies of its war dead, as explained in the CNN news clip shown below. More proof that mobile crematoriums exist found at RT.
See here…https://www.rt.com/news/237213-crematorium-elude-authorities-russia/

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The point being, if Russia has them then what is so difficult to believe about the US having them?

By Susan Duclos – All News Pipeline

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