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Rant This has got to stop

Discussion in 'All Non Military Discussion' started by danny/vethope, Sep 4, 2007.


  1. danny/vethope

    danny/vethope Mi Recruit MI.Net Member

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    I am a disabled veteran from the desert storm era, and I have had so many problems with the VA that its not even funny. I am in the process of starting a non-profit organization to help all the veterans out there who feel abandond by the system. Please visit http://www.veteranshope.org and do the questionare, so I will know how to help you.
     
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  2. John A Silkstone United Kingdom

    John A Silkstone Mi General MI.Net Member

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    Hello Danny and welcome to the site. As a British ex soldier I will not be partaking in your site, but I wish you all the best and I will visit the site from time to time just to see how you are doing. I will also let other sites that I visit know of your existence. It's a great site and soon you will have many menders and lots of photos and comments on your forums.

    Silky
     
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  3. John A Silkstone United Kingdom

    John A Silkstone Mi General MI.Net Member

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    I've just posted your website on yuwie.com on the Military Spouses Message Board. I'm sure the wives will get the message across.

    Silky
     
  4. John A Silkstone United Kingdom

    John A Silkstone Mi General MI.Net Member

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    Just posted your site on another four forums.

    Silky
     
  5. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Great work Danny. Like John i am an ex British soldier and as such doubt I will have much to contribute, but it is a great thing you are doing and i wish you all the best with your venture.
    Starting and running a web site can be at times demoralising, when visitors come slowly and in frequently you some times wonder if your efforts are worthwhile. They are and you should stick with it.

    Regards
    Bombardier

    Silky thats great support you have given to Danny, thank you (Y)
     
  6. John A Silkstone United Kingdom

    John A Silkstone Mi General MI.Net Member

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    Hi Danny, how are things going?

    Silky
     
  7. PanzerBob

    PanzerBob Mi Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    solthumsolthum Sure is a shame that you a disabled vet has to go to these lenghts to get what the cheapass government should be looking out for. I sure wish you success in your venture. It seems the squeaky wheel always gets the grease. The Vet Orgs on both sides of our borders seem to forget their job is to look after the Vets not screw them over every chance they get. I have a few bones to pick with our VA as well.

    Cheers, Bob sal;
     
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  8. danny/vethope

    danny/vethope Mi Recruit MI.Net Member

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    Thank You All

    I would like to thank all of you who have read my post and visited the Veteran's Hope site. Please visit often. I feel blessed to have others out there who care.
     
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  9. Brasso United States

    Brasso Mi Private MI.Net Member

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    Danny, I went to your web site and it is a great idea and I hope it is successful. I'm a Vietnam, Gulf War & Provide Comfort Vet and when I moved to Texas, they had me go through the Agaent Orange & Gulf War Syndrome exams.

    There must have been a few dozen tests we had to take. At the time I was 50% VA from injuries/illnesses, but none were from the Gulf. When my results came back I had 11 symptons from the Gulf War exam and they said all of them were related to me having PTSD.

    What a bunch of BS. I finally winded up getting 100%, losing all my retirement pay then getting 100% Social Security and then when Bush cut the law for CRSC (the first one in Jun 2003) I applied for that and almost 18 months later I was awarded 100% Combat Related Stress Compensation (CRSC) which I took tax free with no surviour benefits, however it was just about equal to what I should of been getting for my retirement.

    And not one thing was related to anything in the Gulf. I now have Chronic Obstrutive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) which the VA diagnosed in 2000 & I was not aware of it till 2004. It is a terminal disease, however they failed to tell me. I went full tilt bozo in the ER at the VA and they called security, I hid in the latrine until they ran by and walked out & have never returned since then.

    I have the Soc Sec which pays 80% and Tri-care prime Free for life which pays the other 20%, since I'm A & B on Soc Sec. I spent almost 8 weeks from day one in Kuwait with a Spec Ops team, finding & marking weapons/equipment for EOD to come in and clear it. Some days the smoke from the oil well fires was so thick that at 1000 in the morning you had to drive with your headlights on and could only do about 20 mph.

    We were told "The Contaminated smoke is not dangerous to us". I know several guys who have lung problems and they can't get S--t from the VA for anything from the Gulf War. A very tragic mistake on their part since I was alot older then the majority of the troops, I would not be surprised that within the next 10-15 years anyone who spent time in the areas I was in will have Lung problems. Similar to the old asbestos syndrome!!

    Good luck on a great endeavor.


    "SALSA"
     
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  10. danny/vethope

    danny/vethope Mi Recruit MI.Net Member

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    Danny

    Hey Silky, Things are gettin better each day.
     
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    danny/vethope Mi Recruit MI.Net Member

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    Danny


    Hey Brasso,
    Thanks for taking the time to check out the site. If you have any suggestions to help please email me at scizmat@yahoo.com
     
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  12. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Hey Silky
    remember this post. i just visited the site and it only has a landing page stating "Under Construction"
    Wonder how danny is doing
     
  13. BravoZulu Australia

    BravoZulu Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator TAARB

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    It doesn't look like it took off after all, I just visited the site and still "under construction":(
     
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  14. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Correct mate, shame he seemed fairly dedicated to producing the site
     
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    opfor Mi Private TAARB MI.Net Member

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    If you are on facebook, look up the ' If you're a Veteran , you're welcome here !' forum. There a alot of people on there that can give good advice. You have to join to get access/help. Usually they get people in within a day.
     
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