Monday, January 28, 2013

Obama Targets Veterans with PTSD for Gun Control




Obama Executive Order Will Nationalize the 

Demonization of US Veterans as Mentally Ill

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By Susanne Posel

September 3, 2012
The demonization of US veterans has been a reoccurring theme in mainstream media as of late.
Last week, it was recounted bymainstream media (MSM) that Terence Tyler, former US Marine had opened fire on his co-workers at a New Jersey supermarket called Pathmark before turning the gun on himself.
Tyler was reported to have been carrying an AK-47 with several rounds of ammunition, as well as a handgun when he began “shooting seemingly at random” into the supermarket.
The semiautomatic weapon Tyler used in the shooting is purported to be illegal according to New Jersey state laws if it is enhanced with elements that would raise the gun to the level of assault rifle.
Bruce Kaplan, Middlesex County prosecutor said that there were 16 shots fired in the Pathmark store at 4 am wherein 2 co-workers of Tyler were killed. Kaplan asserts that he does not “believe they were specifically targeted. I believe everybody in the store was a target. It appears he opened fire on the employees that he observed in the store when he entered the store.”
Richard Ulsh, Marine Corps Captain and spokesman confirmed that Tyler had been in active duty between March of 2008 and February of 2010 in California and was discharged as a lance corporal with a specialty as a rifleman.
Ulsh also stated that Tyler was part of the “national emergency” unit that would be deployed in the event of a terrorist attack.
By using Tyler’s Facebook and Twitter accounts to demonize him, the MSM are claiming that Tyler was a depressed, ticking time-bomb just waiting to explode. By citing a post on his Twitter account (which has since been locked to public view) Tyler allegedly saidthree years ago: “is it normal to want to kill ALL of ur coworkers?”
This comment does not fit the facts begin reported by the MSM that Tyler began his employment with Pathmark only 2 weeks ago – when the Tweet about co-workers was stated over 3 years ago.
In case of former US Marine Brandon Raub , we witnessed the indefinite detention of a decorated solider under the guise of mental instability for speaking out against the US government on Facebook.
Many others, including a radio talk-show host and more former military have been forcibly removed from their homes and taken to VA psychiatric wards where they were sequestered and threatened with the intention to not only remove their guns, but also possibly use dangerous cocktails of psychotropic drugs to control their minds.
Last week, Obama signed an executive order (EO) entitled, “Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families” with the supposed focus on strengthening “support for the emotional and mental health needs of our service members and their families.”
In this EO, Obama takes control over the evaluation of the mental health of our returning service men and women by providing US government controlled “effective mental health services for veterans, service members, and their families.”
Obama is authorizing the coordination of the Departments of Veterans and the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense to “transition” veterans back into “civilian life”.
Keeping in line with touting all veterans as mentally defective, substance abusers and suicidal, Obama demands that the VA and the DoD collaborate to provide proactive measures and a psychiatric pre-screen of returning service men and women to prevent erratic behavior.
The DoD will “review all existing mental health and substance abuse prevention, education and outreach programs” within the military services and access their effectiveness.
During a private “roundtable” discussion at Fort Bliss in Texas, Obama met with members of the military and addressed active duty troops. The Obama administration’s focus is on identifying and “providing additional support” to soldiers who have been diagnosed with “post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)”.
Previously, the DoD have come out publicly to state that US veterans suffering from TBI and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) are considered potentially violent and dangerous.
Doctors for the DoD claim CTE is an incurable disease soldiers may develop after having injured their brain in battle. CTE is explained as causing large bursts of anger and depression while having their vital motor skills and memory impacted; as well as being degenerative of whose effects can manifest themselves days, months or years after the initial trauma.
The DoD is tracking soldiers diagnosed with TBI/CTE because, according to the US government agency, they may display personality changes that could come on without warning and effect their ability to acclimate back into American society.
At Fort Detrick and Fort Bragg, in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US military is conducting clinical trials on 2,000 solders to create a medical screen to detect a person’s propensity toward TBI/CTE by measuring biomarkers.
The Obama administration devised a reportin 2011 entitled “Strengthening Our Military Families” that focuses on the mental stability of our US service men and women. It questions whether or not their exposure to battlefield conditions, TBI/CTE, and diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) is causing them to be a potential danger to society.
Hidden under bureaucracy of promising to develop governmental systems to aid veterans, the document is directed at identifying all veteran’s potential to become mentally incapacitated due to some psychiatric disorder which would cause them to become violent, depressed, aggressive and inevitably dangerous to society.
The EO also allocates the US government-sponsored use of local community mental health clinics, community health centers, substance abuse treatment facilities, and rural health clinics to assist the DoD in identifying veterans who may be suffering from mental illness and would therefore have federal agencies working with private sector health providers to ensure veterans get the psychiatric help they need in “a timely way”.
Obama has ordered 15 “pilot projects” to be established to create an integrated mental health system wherein the DoD would have complete oversight. The DoD would also be at the liberty of defining the parameters of the objective need of mental healthcare of veterans.
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs (SVA) will employ 800 peer counselors by 2013 that will be controlled and disseminated by the DoD under directives of the SVA. Collaborative tools and monetary oversight will remain with the SVA as an estimate 1,600 mental healthcare workers is expected to be needed to deal with the issue of mentally ill veterans nationally.
A National Research Action Plan will be established by May of 2013 that will be sponsored by the US government to use biomarkers for “early diagnosis and treatment” of veterans who tested positive for a propensity toward TBI/CTE.
Obama wants to integrate electronic data sharing of information about veterans and their predetermined mental status between federal agencies, academia and state-sponsored research facilities to create pharmaceutical and psychiatric answers to this supposed burgeoning problem.
The goal of the Obama administration is to devise a “comprehensive longitudinal mental health study with an emphasis on PTSD, TBI, and related injuries” to identify mental health issues in veterans and enroll veterans in a long-term plan coordinated with the Department of Veteran Affairs which will be directed by the DoD.
The creation of a Task Force to advise Obama on how to deal with mental illness and veterans will be established within 180 days of the EO. This Task Force will alone define specific goals on how to best combat veterans alleged fall into mental illness with specific regard to TBI/CTE and post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD).
The US government’s goal is to identify these veterans and label them with a progressive, unstable and degenerative disease so that they can refer them to mental hospitals for further evaluation and/or admittance.
The manufactured threat of US veterans stems from the 2009 Department of Homeland Security report entitled Rightwing Extremism. This report clearly outlined that veterans, because of their diverse training in tactical operations, would be a decisive threat to the US government’s plans to declare martial law against the American public in the near future.
Defined in the document were domestic extremists, particularly white supremacists, were proposed to be the newest and most dangerous threat to the US since al-Qaeda.
The US Armed Forces have “discovered” that white supremacists have infiltrated the US military and will the assistance of the FBI-sponsored Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Zionist-controlled Anti-Defamation League (ADL), they are creating a training course to teach active duty military how to spot those infiltrators in their own ranks.
This new EO, the Obama administration’s focus on being able to label military active and former as mentally ill and detain them in psychiatric hospitals is happening right now.
As we have seen in the recent weeks, many of our former service men and women are being carted away to mental wards because the indefinite detention provision in the NDAA has been ruled unconstitutional by New York District Court Judge Katherine Forrester.
However, committing an individual to a mental hospital is not illegal. Our veterans, under this new attack for their sanity is also weighing against their right to bear arms. In every case of detention by way of mental illness of late, those removed were also relived of their guns.
This kind of control over citizens by government was practiced by Mao in China, Communist Russia and Nazi-controlled Germany.
As following in the footsteps of previous dictators, Obama is proving himself to be the next in a dangerous line of Fascist controllers who will imprison his own military if need be to accomplish his goals set forth for him by the global Elite.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Justice for our Soldiers?






Opinion: Bin Laden brought to Justice, now... Where is the Justice for our Soldiers?

 Wednesday, Jan 4, 2013 | 17:00

By Steven E. Masone

      Now it is time to bring Justice to the tens of thousands of veterans whose valid claims have been stonewalled by VA.



"Bin Laden went out as a coward, U.S. says" read one front page headline. 

      Opinion editorials with rhetoric from the patriotic, to fear mongering that... "Islamists will seek revenge"... and letters to editors with comments like, "the silence of Muslim Nations on Bin Laden's death is deafening"...and others saying do not blame Bin Laden for our bad schools? The different angles and segue-ways into other related topics were an explosion of "talking heads shouting loudly with much ado about nothing."

     While this successful operation is justice for the 9-11 tragedy that took so many lives and damaged so many more, we often lose sight of the sacrifice our military gives, amidst all the hyperbole and commentaries that vy for attention for their viewpoint, we hear from intelligent commentary to the bizarre and ignorant.

      But I want to give credit where credit is due, to the men who were risking their lives for our freedom. That is what this discussion should be all about - them. Without men and women like these Seal team members, we would have been under tyranny and dictatorships long ago.

     The battle is not over for freedom and democracy in the world and more of ours must die and those who don't will live wounded lives, for the freedom we take for granted much of the time.

      Yesterday, I went to the Veterans Hospital in my area and began to think about some of the past attitudes and insults towards my ex-military profession both in regards to the Vietnam War and the military of those times. Things have changed now where our military, police, fire and rescue, are respected and not reviled by the general public. But what is done behind the doors of the (VA) Veterans Administration, does not reflect what is deserved for our troops.





      I am always humbled when I go to the VA and see soldiers with limbs missing, myriad of illnesses, minds gone, addictions rampant, and I see the POW/MIA flag flying high remind me of those who never were brought home to rest and so many of them that did come home just want to heal and to forget. But what they did, what they gave must never be forgotten.

      My issues seems insignificant when I see the wasted minds and bodies there. Many of these heroes are still at war, but the enemy is bureaucratic indifference and a systematic strategy to withhold financial remuneration earned with their Blood, Sweat, and Tears.

    While the Navy Seals who courageously accomplished this historic mission, did so without any casualties from the 45 minute firefight, there will be later psychological damage for this and other traumatic operations these heroes are involved in. And our Government (Veterans Administration) will fight them tooth and nail to keep from paying out their deserved medical benefits and compensatory pay. It is their policy to deny in every case because a certain percentage of veterans will give up or die before they appeal.

    The Government will deny use of Agent Orange testing in places like Panama, because if they admit it's use and pay our claims from our service there, the Panamanian claims in the courts will have to be paid. So once again we can see the soldier sacrificing all and getting the short end of the stick. They have covered up so many other battlefield conditions they are too numerable to list.

    The prestige and political hay for this mission will bring tens of millions of dollars into the campaign war chests of this administration. All the glowing words of praise given to the Navy Seal team is right and good, now show them the money!

    While the twenty five million dollar bounty is probably going to be paid to the human intelligence sources that located him, (who also have American blood on their hands) and the irony is that these heroes, like all who serve honorably are heroes, will stay anonymous for security reasons, and when P.T.S.D. ( post traumatic syndrome disorder ) or some other military related disability manifests, they will have to fight for years and still get cheated for their service.

    The U.S. will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to perpetuate the ineffective bureaucratic hiring of non-veterans to supposedly serve veterans with their post-service benefits, and treat them like they are just a number who are there for them to have a soft and cushy government job with all the benefits these vets deserve more than they.

    While all the signs and platitudes at the local VA sings the praises of thankfulness to "Our Veterans"...the answer is always NO! When it comes to their valid claims, the veteran has the "burden of proof" to prove their claim even if the military lost their records with the proof! The claims process wears them out through stress and frustration.

    Many already ill veterans, become worse from fighting their own government. Most of the service organizations who handle the claims, receive federal funding and bow down to the VA in becoming another bureaucratic system where they protect their own jobs first. So when the latest VA motto "Veterans First" sounds good, it's just more "SPIN."

   So strike up the band, have a parade with red white and blue fireworks, give em another "atta-boy" and we can all feel good about the death of Osama Bin Laden, and all our enemies to come, when our sons and now daughters, will continue to pay for our freedom long after their military commitment ends.

    “One enemy” was brought to justice for the 911 attack. Now it is time to bring Justice to the tens of thousands of veterans whose valid claims have been stonewalled and delayed until the odds are on the side of the VA that the veterans will die off before they can win their cases. That is the current strategy for purposeful “red tape” and it is shameful.

    Of all our dark and shady history that political powers have perpetuated ugly stains on the honor and good name of our republic, none shall compare to the debacle that one day will be exposed as to how we treated our veterans.

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P.O. Box 418307
Kansas City, MO 64141
(816) 274-5111
www.hallmark.com
Greeting Card Company
Health Midwest
2316 East Meyer Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 751-3000
www.healthmidwest.org
National Healthcare Company
ICN Biomedicals
Adam Jerney, Chrm. & CEO
3300 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 545-0113
www.icnbiomed.com
Pharmaceutical products
James B. Nutter Co. – Kansas City
James B. Nutter
4153 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-2345
Investment Banker
Kansas City Chiefs
One Arrowhead Drive
Kansas City, MO 64129
(816) 924-9300
www.kcchiefs.com
Pro Football Team
Kansas City Royals
David Glass, CEO
P.O. Box 419969
Kansas City, MO 64141
(816) 921-8000
www.kcroyals.com
Pro Baseball Team
Kenneth Cole
152 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
(800) 536-2653
www.kennethcole.com
Clothing retailer
Lamar Advertising Company
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
5551 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 2-A
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
P. O. Box 66338
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
(225) 926-1000
Fax (225) 926-1005
www.lamar.com
Levi Strauss & Co.
Robert D. Haas, Chairman
Philip Marineau, CEO
Peter A. Jacobi, President and COO
1155 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 501-6000
FAX (415) 501-3939
www.levistrauss.com
Clothing
Mallinckrodt, Inc. – St. Louis
C. Ray Holman, President & CEO
675 McDonnell Blvd, Box 5840
St. Louis, MO 63134
(314) 654-2000
www.mallinckrodt.com
Clothing Starch Company
Michael Douglas Foundation
3550 Wilshire
Los Angele, CA 90010
MNC Financial, Inc.
Ten Light Street Box 987
Baltimore, MD 21203
(301) 244-5000
Banking, financial services
Sara Lee Corporation
Sara Lee Foundation
Three First National Plaza
Chicago, IL 60602-4260
Phone: 312-726-2600
www.saralee.com
Fax: 312-726-3712
Silver Dollar City
Peter Herschend
One Corporate Drive
Branson, MO 65616
800 475-9370
www.silverdollarcity.com
Amusement Parks
Site Oil Company – St. Louis
Alvin J. Siteman, President
50 S. Bemiston
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 725-4321
Oil Company
Southland Corporation
Masatoshi Ito, Chrm.
2711 North Haskell Avenue
Dallas, TX 75221
www.7-eleven.com
Convenience stores
Southwestern Bell Telephone- St. Louis
One Bell Center
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 235-9800
www.swbell.com
Telecommunications Firm
Sport & Health, Inc.
Don Konz, CEO
1800 Old Meadow Rd.
McLean, Virginia 22102
(703) 556-6556
www.sportandhealth.com
Health clubs and fitness centers
Sprint Corp PAC
Westwood, KS 66205
913 624-3000
www.sprint.com
Telecommunicaitons Firm
SSM Health System – St. Louis
477 N. Lindbergh
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 994-7800
Healthcare Company
St. Louis Rams
One Rams Way
Earth City, MO 63045
(314) 982-7267
www.stlouisrams.com
Pro Football Team
St. Louis University
Rev. Lawrence Biondi, President
221 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 977-2222
www.slu.edu
Private Catholic University
Stoneyfield Farms Yogurt
Mr. Gary Hirshberg, CEO
10 Burton Drive
Londonderry, NH 03053
(603) 437-7594
Yogurt
Sverdrup Corp.
Richard E. Beumer,
Chairman & CEO
13723 Riverport Drive
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
(314) 436-7600
www.sverdrup.com
Engineering Firm
Time Warner Inc.
Gerald M. Levin, Chrm. & CEO
75 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10019
(212) 484-8000
www.pathfinder.com/corp/
Publishing, film and music recordings
TMP Worldwide/Monster.Com
Andrew McKelvey, CEO
1633 Broadway, 33rd Fl.
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-977-4200
Fax: 212-956-2142
www.tmpw.com
www.monster.com
online employment service
Unity Health – St. Louis
1650 Des Peres Road #301
St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 909-3300
www.smhs.com/unityheath.html
Healthcare Company
Working Assets
Peter Barnes, Founder
701 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, California 94111
(415) 788-0777
www.workingassets.com
Capital Cities/ABC
Television Network
77 W. 66th Street
New York, NY 10023-6298
(212) 456-7777
Bell Atlantic-D.C.
2055 L Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 392-9900
Blue Chip Stamps
15801 S. Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90040
(213) 720-4600
The Christian Publishing Society
The Christian Science Monitor
One Norway Street
Boston, MA 02115
(508) 586-6200
Columbia Broadcasting Service
CBS Television Network
51 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 975-4321
Corporation For Public Broadcasting/ PBS Television
1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314-1698
(703) 739-5000
(703) 739-0775 – Fax
Cox Newspapers
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Credibank Towers, Suite 400
2800 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 576-7678
Gannett News Service
USA Today
1000 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22229
(703) 276-5806
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.
Ebony Magazine
820 S. Michigan avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-2190
(312) 322-9250
Knight-Ridder Newspapers
Detroit Free-Press
321 W. LaFayette Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48231
(313) 222-6400
Miami Herald
One Herald Plaza
Miami, FL 33132-1683
(305) 350-2111
Los Angeles Times
Times Mirror Square
Los Angeles, California 90053
(213) 237-4511
(213) 237-7679 – Fax
McCall`s Magazine
110 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017-5603
(212) 463-1000
Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Emap PLC
6420 Wilshire Blvd., Floor 17
Los Angeles, California 90048
(323) 782-2000
National Broadcasting Company
NBC Television Network
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
(212) 664-4444
Newsweek, Inc.
Newsweek Magazine
444 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022-6999
(212) 350-4000
Rolling Stone Magazine
Jann Wenner, Chrm. & CEO
745 5th, Avenue
New York, NY 10151
(212) 758-3800
The New York Times Corporation
The New York Times
229 W. 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 556-1234
Time Magazine
Time & Life Building
Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020
(212) 522-1212
Times-Mirror Corporation
The Los Angeles Times
Times Mirror Square
Los Angeles, CA 90053
(213) 237-3000
The Baltimore Sun
501 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21278
(301) 332-6300
The Tribune Company
Chicago Tribune
435 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 227-3000
Washington Post
1150 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20071
(202) 334-6000