AFGE VA is Lying

Benjamin KrauseOn October 1, 2015, lobbyist Mike Rosenblatt sent out an email to national union members of the National American Federation of Federal Employees (AFGE) headquarters requesting that members start snooping on the ‘VA is Lying’ group.

The founder of ‘VA is Lying’, Ron Nesler, asked me to reach out to Rosenblatt after we received an email leaked from his Gmail account. The email came from AFGE’s “Security Alert” inbox. Since his initial email, I have sent National AFGE lobbyist Rosenblatt numerous communications to help him and the national AFGE office not waste time chasing red dragons.

Do you think those clowns will give me a call? Nope.

But, I would appreciate a call from National AFGE in case some of the clowns at National misunderstand what the campaign is all about. Perhaps they miss the point and need some straightening out. Still, that may be too simple since Nesler has nothing to hide.

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The reality is that National AFGE is completely disconnected with the needs of many local VA employees and especially its whistleblowers. Many front-line VA employees are good, solid, honorable employees helping veterans across the nation like Brandon Coleman or Lisa Nee. These folks who were local AFGE members, became whistleblowers when VA leadership refuse to do the right thing. National AFGE failed to step in to help in any meaningful way.

My understanding from numerous sources is that National AFGE, like VA executives similar to the criminal Diana Rubens, are more concerned with status quo than helping veterans. I personally guarantee both National AFGE and VA executives that we will ensure they have no job once the scandals are exposed to the fullest extent possible.

Most recently, my friends and I exposed a confirmed scandal at Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital where the Office of the Medical Inspector (OMI) confirmed wrongdoing and criminal behavior of VA doctors. Despite the confirmation, VA OIG refused to investigation and ignored the findings. And national AFGE

Apparently, to VA OIG and national AFGE, veterans lives do not matter as much as other lives.

Personally, I am done playing nice with these clowns. Join me in our quest to light a fire and bring some semblance of justice to DC. I have some friends who are local AFGE employees, and they hate what the national platform is doing to hurt veterans across the country. There is no accountability.

What are you willing to do? The easiest thing is to research the full backgrounds of all VA executives to help the light shine on their careers at all points. Then, let me know what you dig up on Rosenblatt…

Mike Rosenblatt AFGE Lobbyist

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Mike,

I received this forward three weeks ago and was hoping to reach out following the voice message I left at that time. Would you like to set up a time to discuss the signs? 

I am Mr. Ronald Nesler’s attorney. Mr. Nesler is the veteran behind the VA is Lying campaign. I thought it might be best if you went straight to the source rather than asking your members to covertly investigate for AFGE.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please call 612-888-9567.

Thank you,

Ben

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Begin forwarded message:

From: S e c u r i t y A L E R T <[email protected]>

Date: October 1, 2015 at 8:21:51 AM CDT

Subject: Survey for the field 

Subject: Seeking Information about “VA is Lying, Veterans are Dying” Signs

Recently, an outside group began purchasing billboards featuring the headline “VA is Lying, Veterans are Dying.” According to NVAC members, the signs have popped up in several locations.

-Please send to Mike Rosenblatt at [email protected] information regarding any of these signs in your local area. Please let him know the town where the sign is located. If it is safe and easy to do so, a picture of the sign would also be ideal.

Please reach out to Mike with any questions at 202-639-4103. Thanks for your help with this!

———————————–

Mike Rosenblatt

Lobbyist/Grassroots Mobilization Coordinator

American Federation of Government Employees, National VA Council

Office: (202) 639-4103

Cell: (202) 740-1935

CorpsmanuP! (@Tang1967)

LIUNA INTERNATIONAL is the other dirtball UNION Involved as well!

Reuben Castro Acosta

THE AFGE ! SEIU UNION GARBAGE RUN VA DEATHCARE FROM UNION HELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

namnibor
Seems the “source of the strong offensive VA odor” is showing weaknesses and cracks in their demeanor by demonstrating they are notably bothered by the “VA IS LYING, VETERANS ARE DYING” Billboard Signs. GOOD! THE AFGE UNION VA EMPLOYEES HIDE AND COWER BEHIND WHILE TREATING JOBS AT VA AS IF VETERANS DO NOT MATTER….YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!!!! AFGE AND PERFORMANCE BONUSES IN THE VA SYSTEM CREATE ENVIRONMENT OF NO ACCOUNTABILITY!!!!!! VETERAN LIVES MATTER ALSO!!!!! THE AFGE UNION ENABLE VA EMPLOYEES… Read more »
Reuben Castro Acosta

THE AFGE @ SEIU UNION RUN VA DEATHCARE FROM HELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

crazyelf
crazyelf
Well, I never had much respect for “lobbyists”! It’s widely known they “buy” politicians. For this idiot to ask VA employees to “spy” on this issue is reprehensible to say the least. I would bet this “order” may have come down from somewhere else. Could it be, many in upper management are “concerned” over losing their jobs? Like that director at Danville? It also seems many more employees are coming forward to donate to the “VA is Lying fund”. Maybe… Read more »
namnibor

AMEN, crazyelf!

Brad Bolden

Great job as usual, This is proof that people with integrity are truly standing together. We are everywhere, We will prevail. Go GO GO, VA is LYING

Robin Mitchell

I would like to hear about Mr Pummill’s Central America and panama time in the Army. In detail since it really really interests me. Especially since the net has been sanitized of the dates.

crazyelf
crazyelf

Robin,
You never know, your hubby, or someone he knows, may hold the truth behind Ol Pummill’s past (mis)deeds in Panama or South America!
Let’s hope the truth comes out!

Robin Mitchell

I know a few. Iran contra guys and blue wwater Nd so on. I was told some interesting things I can’t verify yet

CorpsmanuP! (@Tang1967)

I think that meatloaf was at Fort Sherman if you are thinking about the prep for “RubberDuck”

Nick Savage

Thanks for the phone number. I called it, Got a friendly recording. Ask the man to call me. Should hear from him shortly I guess. He loves his Veterans.

Will let you know how it goes.

🙂

Nick Savage

Ron Nesler
Member

This explains the two cars parked across the street from my front door. I already knew that one was the VA OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS, and now it is clear that the other one is part of the AFGE spy team. Welcome to the new America.

Fred
Fred

Using union dues to spy on Ron Nesler that’s a great management decision.

Nick Savage

Call child protective services, tell them that there are two cars in front of your house, trying to entice children to talk to them with bags of candy.

Then video tape it for me.

Nick Savage

No better yet, have a bill board erected next to the cars.

CorpsmanuP! (@Tang1967)

Bingo! Nick! you are a genius lol

James

Maybe veterans should surround your bill block with signs veterans lives matter leave nesler along!

Like they did with a police department after they got threats!

Keep up the good work! Inspiration!

crazyelf
crazyelf
Ron, that proves VA and the Union are scared over what’s being done, the billboards, to bring the truth out. Only one BIG problem, they would have to send out how many “union staff officials” and “VA-OSI people” to “intimidate” how many veterans, taxpayers and VA employees? I don’t think their staffs large enough, lol. If VA and the Union aren’t aware of the amount of Americans which are upset at VA, they sure have a large awakening coming! In… Read more »
Don Avant

Here’s an idea…If you overhear conversation like this, tell them how to get to these websites…Maybe have a few simple business cards made up and hand it to them…saying “Don’t mean to but in but if you want to know more”…and let them make up their own minds…

91Veteran
91Veteran

Hey pictures. Post them on your FB page and email them to McDonald asking him why the VA budget is being wasted on veterans.
I don’t know what your disability rating may be, or what health problems you may have, but I wouldn’t put it past them to get pictures of you doing something, then claim you are defrauding the VA by faking a disability.

91Veteran
91Veteran

Hey equals get. Stupid Autocowreck.

Fred
Fred
Looking at the positive side, the union is aware of the signs and their impact on the public. Members will know they can contact Ben and Ron. We should reach out to union members and let them know we’re not the enemy we’re on their side. Ask them to contact this and Ron’s site and give them the ammunition they need to win this fight. If your a union member and read these comments do the right thing, contact Ben… Read more »
1kingdomlifemininstry

never truth the unions, raised in DC. work here just cannot trust them…

marypoppinsnomore

Thank you for your honesty and openness to go against the grain to bring us the real truth! VA is Lying..

Rich
The National Unions would be better served by clearing out the Deadwood and Dysfunctional local Presidents. Many (not all) have become a complacent and intractable obstacle to a real partnership with local VA’s. When National Union leadership solicit a “witch hunt” on VA staff, without fail, good managers, who only want to hold people accountable (remember that word?), and make it easier for all good employees to work in an environment free form bullies and malfeasant employees, are the losers.… Read more »
Fred
Fred

In his email to members Rosenblatt requested pictures of the sign, “if its safe”, let’s all flood his email with a picture of the sign as requested………

Dennis
Dennis

This doesn’t come at any surprise to me at all. I figured that middle to upper VA management and AFGE are sharing the same bed on this! Anyone disagree?

Robin Mitchell

Ron FB page desk commandos of the va has pictures of two Stephens sent to my cabin in Brown county. I was told I couldn’t post field agent pics on the net but screw them

figure8fan
Robin, got the e-mail. Thanks I am sending messages to everyone on it, whether they can help or not. As least they will look at it. You have a cabin in Brown County! I love that area. I go down to story, then on down to Houston, over to Maumee and the Hickory Ridge Tower. It really helps to settle me down after a week of fighting the Indy VAMC. I may lose some rounds but I will not give… Read more »
Seymour Klearly
Seymour Klearly
To All AFGE Union Members: Doesn’t it bother you that some of your Union Leaders, Lobbyists and Representatives are pulling a Hillary on you regarding their email accounts? An example is Mike Rosenblatt email. Although he does have an official email account at AFGE.org he is using an AOL and Gmail accounts to hide some of what he is doing. Also a Google search using the term “[email protected]” show it is a common practice for some of people at AFGE.… Read more »
James
I know there are employees that know the employee who accused me of disruptive behavior did so just to retaliate against me! The problem is there is no venue for the veterans to defend themselves and I was not going to name these employees who would tell the truth! These employees are good employees and until, someone in real power gives me a chance to clear my good name! I won’t put them in jeopardy, of the employee attacking those… Read more »
Don
Don

The truth is considered disruptive behavior by the VA and misused for their own benefit and protection.

James

Really sucks, when someone can accuse someone of anything and the accusation is good enough for a management to in force with only hearsay!

They need to be released since they don’t know how to manage!

Don Karg
Don Karg
10/29/2015 Dear Benjamin Krause, There is a Q&A on November 2nd at the Carl Hayden VA Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. If local be there! The news in Phoenix is not getting better and has taking a turn for the worst as the World watched. With Expert Management from one of the World’s most famous “multinational consumer goods company” [Proctor and Gamble] and all the smart high paid doctors running all around the result was an addition of fuel to the… Read more »
James

Any news people going to be there? If not let them know and record it, if you can!

Let us all know what their saying? Thanks

crazyelf
crazyelf

James,
I emailed Angela Gonzalez tonight. She’s the Phoenix Business Journal Senior Reporter who did the story about the Army Soldier suing the VA for $50 M.
I hope she will cover it!?

James

Me too

crazyelf
crazyelf
“Even the darkest day or night can’t hide the truth!” anonymous. Here’s a very sad story coming out by the “Phoenix Business Journal”! “Health Care Inc.” “Army veteran ‘dying of cancer’ files $50 M lawsuit against Phoenix VA” Oct. 26, 2015 by Angela Gonzalez Senior Reporter Phoenix Business Journal He’s “44 years old”. For 18 years he served his country faithfully. He could have been saved two (2) years ago IF VA had done right. This is what his country… Read more »
namnibor
Nah….at least place them buried shoulder-deep below a series of outhouses so Veterans leaving the Phoenix VAMC’s Gastro and Urology clinic can relieve themselves on these Veteran Killers. Will not be considered unusual punishment because after all, VA employees are quite accustomed to having terminal cases $hit coming out their mouths. No FBI or DOJ involved….yet again…BUT…Obama has the FBI and DOJ involved with the school kid that refused to obey a school cop that flipped her desk on her… Read more »
crazyelf
crazyelf

namnibor, if I’m not mistaken, Arizona was the ‘stomping ground’ of such “Native American Tribes”, such as the Apache, Navajo, tohono (their reservation is in the South Tucson Mtns.) and others.
I also remember these “peoples” had “ways of making people sorry” for their misdeeds!

Just saying! lmao

James

The Phoenix property is sitting on Indian land, there was a school next door!

Hence, Indian school road!

crazyelf
crazyelf

James,
Yea, up by Phoenix is a city named “Globe”. I understand the “Apache Nation” IS up there.
Just adding to my other comment lol.

namnibor
The VA probably built that Phoenix VAMC right on top of an Indian Burial Ground. Here’s what probably transpired: 1) VA demanded and received 100’s of millions to “relocate Indian Burial Ground” before they could begin. 2) “Relocation Ca$h” could not be “found after receiving it”. 3) VA went ahead and built right upon the Indian Burial Ground (telling the Tribunal they actually relocated graves), leaving the “Indian School Rd” thinking it may prevent “Poltergeist 4”. 4) Phoenix VA employees… Read more »
a vet
a vet
“From: S e c u r i t y A L E R T ” Ha Ha Ha Ha. That’s real security type of email…[email protected] Aol, the cutting edge email of choice for all those involved with high-level security threats. Every body who is any one in top notch security functions uses “aol” for all their strategic communication needs, of course. I thought ‘aol’ was long dead, actually. These gas bubbles don’t know anything about VA is Lying signs? They… Read more »
David Probert
David Probert

Now THAT is funny…AOL…

namnibor

AOL is probably considered ‘cutting edge’ for VA Employees. Remember, many Millions, hundreds of millions have been wasted in attempting to bring the VA computer systems up to par with rest of world…just so the VA Employee can play Minecraft and ignore veterans.

Stephen
Stephen

I think You are stupid and you are fucking annoying. Take me off this god damn email you fucking idiot.

James

Think you can delete yourself if you don’t like the site! It’s unsubscribe, just hit the button!

namnibor

However, you can use as much of a popular “proctor & gamble detergent” and still never totally ‘delete’ a stain on society. VA Trolls tend to be too simplistic and would need to hire a VA contractor for a few hundred million to show them how to click the delete button.
Darwinism at it’s finest.

James

Yup lol!

crazyelf
crazyelf

@Stephen,
If you don’t want to be here. Quit coming on! This site is vet-centric not VA-centric!
That goes for all the [email protected]@king trolls out there.

Seymour Klearly
Seymour Klearly

Stephen,

If you are talking about receiving email notifications from this site you can simply go to the bottom of the email and click on the unsubscribe link provided. You will then be removed from the list of people who want to receive the notifications.

Seymour Klearly
Seymour Klearly

Also Stephen,

I hear that the VA is promoting and testing a new drug called Phuck-it-all, also know as Tramadol, you may want to consider it to help you with your anger issues.

namnibor

Tramadol also works as an excellent ‘buckshot’ if so inclined. No more anger issues ever. Certainly works much better than a pain reliever….more of an “out of your own misery reliever”!!!

Seymour Klearly
Seymour Klearly

Don’t even need to use it as buckshot. Just mix in a script of Chantix with tramadol and you have a suicidal veteran guaranteed.

If he doesn’t kill himself the tramadol will.

VA gets a claim for PTSD they just put the Vet on Tramadol. Not only will the Veteran destroy his own life but because of the effects of Tramadol either the Veteran will suicide or the side effects will kill him.

namnibor

I smell Troll again! It’s Trick or Treat time, so it’s sometimes hard to discern the clowns from….well, the clowns.

James

LOL! Funny

crazyelf
crazyelf

namnibor,
Maybe the “He/She” (Troll) will dress as Hitlery, er Hillary, for Halloween. I hear that’s going to be big this year. You know, trick or treat as a known liar and ‘killer of veterans facts’!

TROLL ALERT, TROLL ALERT, WILL ROBINSON, TROLL ALERT as “Robby the Robot” would yell.

namnibor

“Pantsuits” are so yesterday!

However, there’s much confusion over the “God Syndrome Mad Dr. Outfit” and the “Ben Carson Crazy Old Troll Outfit”…plus, too many cacti were killed to make his goatee for all those costumes! LMAO!

The people running for President currently says an awful lot about our US of A.

Donald York

I’ve said it before, and i will say it again, The reason you don’t see any of these VA employees fired is because of the Union, and a lot of the time, these same unions will lobby the Congress to ask for more money for “veterans and our military” when in actuality they want to raise wages for these people who work there, and in turn sweeten their pot,and damn the veterans !

crazyelf
crazyelf

@Donald,
Yes, lobbyists do that. They also “buy politicians”!
That’s why our government is in such bad shape. The ones who are “bought and paid for”, are beholden to the lobbyists 100%!
That’s one of the reasons our government has been getting away with so much sh!t for so long!

Don Avant
Make any lobbying effort other than providing information illegal…that means no campaign fund donations in exchange for vote ( bribery ), no promise of jobs or speaking fees after leaving congress in exchange for votes (also bribery ) No trips, no free hotel rooms, not even paying for lunch…no exchange of anything of any monetary value for votes or consideration (such as help getting federal or military contracts )…penalties would be Federal Penitentiary and fines 5 times the dollar value… Read more »
Seymour Klearly
Seymour Klearly
Donald, You said “The reason you don’t see any of these VA employees fired is because of the Union”. That is not entirely true. If you go to the AFGE website and go through their press releases they fully support bills that allow VA managers to fire VA rank and file employees. But at the same time they fight against any legislation that allows any VA managers from being fired being fired. They also support legislation that provides a maximum… Read more »
James

Due process, veterans don’t get due process? What’s good for the goose is good for the gander!

91Veteran
91Veteran

What disgraceful hacks. So Mikey is more concerned over some possible embarrassment to his members from a sign than he is his own members being protected from retaliation?
Perhaps Mikey can survey his members and ask them what they think of paying dues to his union for years, only for his union to look the other way when federal law is violated when whistleblowers are retaliated against.

namnibor

Oh…but it’s SUCH a BIG SCAREY SIGN!! It’s offensive to them in same way a mirror is to an escaped criminal.
Too bad we cannot cycle pictures of the VA Offenders on an electronic billboard…an idea to step-up the game. But then we would have to worry about projectiles damaging that expensive electronic billboard. Bad idea…sorry.

crazyelf
crazyelf

According to a Channel 5 news report out in Phoenix,(3-4 days ago), “the lawsuits are piling up” against the VA there. If you google the article i gave below, there are a number of other articles to vlick onto…

Cantigny
Cantigny
e they have or will get a list of donors for our causes and try to make life hard for some veterans? i could be wrong but after reading the letter from rosenblatt, they will play dirty. just like many bad employees at c&p depts, vba, varo, vso’s(some), vha dir’s, vaosi, etc, have done and still do to veterans across the country. should we also assume they will increase these practices?: red flagging veterans, stopping their meds, appts canceled, losing… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran
The AFGE Master Agreement with the VA is on the web. I wish I had the time to read through it and see how many little perks are in there, or how many provisions the union is blatantly ignoring. I wonder how many VA employees who are dues paying members are aware of what provisions are ignored to their own detriment. Does Mikey really want his dues paying sheep to find out what the union is NOT doing for their… Read more »
Ralph
Ralph
AFGE sucks. Unions are dying. They are a mere 20 percent of what they were 20 years ago. They care about union dues and that’s it. Of course they check out these websites just as the VA does. veterans aren’t scared anymore. We are fed up. Who gives a crap about the unions. They will die out by the next generation. The young vets are smart and tech savy. They can fight back in social media, and the VA and… Read more »
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