Veterans Affairs Tries New Angle To Silence Whistleblowers, Attacks Free Speech

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has concocted a new scheme to silence whistleblowers who publicly disclose certain whistleblower retaliation facts.

The new scheme involves penalizing whistleblowers who publicly disclose the identity of anyone who is engaged in harassing them for being a whistleblower. VA is now treating such statements as a violation of the privacy rights of the alleged wrongdoer and while infringing on the free speech rights of the victim.

Phoenix VA Anti-Free Speech

The practice involves none other than Phoenix VA and its assault against Kuauhtemoc Rodriguez, a whistleblower who disclosed the facility is still engaged in wait list type treatment of veterans.

After Rodriguez disclosed the continued practice to the press, he began being harassed by facility supervision.

He then disclosed the identity of one of the VA employees who engaged in the harassment to his contact in the press. It was this latter act that resulted in VA threatening to terminate Rodriguez employment.

VA Secrecy

“The Department of Veterans Affairs is obligated to ensure the confidentiality of its beneficiaries’ and employees’ personal identifying information,” the VA said in a statement regarding Rodriguez’s pending discipline. “Employees are expected to act in a manner that is consistent with VA’s core values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence. Leadership should take action to ensure the safety of our patients and staff and preserve the integrity of our mission within applicable laws and regulations.”

What does punishing a whistleblower who acknowledges information about the person who is harassing him to a member of the press?

First Amendment Coalition

VA has long asserted VA employees have a right to privacy in their name, but at least one First Amendment advocacy group believes the use of the privacy act in this manner is overly broad.

David Snyder, executive director of The First Amendment Coalition, said, “To threaten discipline up to and included firing seems at the very least heavy-handed; it’s not like the Social Security or bank account numbers were released.”

“Is the mere existence of an employee’s name secret or to be withheld from the public? Certainly not,” Snyder said. “The mere existence of a name isn’t something they are entitled to redact” in document requests.

VA treats its activities in a manner consistent with that of the NSA – everything is secret unless the agency chooses to disclose the matter. It is this level of unwarranted secrecy that has prevented the agency from the reforms necessary to turn around the corrupt culture rotting away in facilities like Phoenix VA.

Congress On Rodriguez Harassment Case

The new House Committee on Veterans Affairs chairman, Dr. Phil Roe (R-TN), believes the anti-free speech scheme is unwarranted and planned a trip to the facility.

“It is unacceptable that any law-abiding whistle-blower would be punished for bringing the issues within VA to light,” Roe said in a statement. Roe went on to add that he has introduced legislation to enhance whistle-blower protections and allow for easier suspension, demotion or firing of bad employees.

But doesn’t it seem like no amount of scrutiny or sunlight can fix the corrupt cultural rot that has too infected the culture in Phoenix? At what point should the fed step in and prosecute the criminal elements within VA?

Rodriguez disclosed to the press that over 200 veterans died as a result of the scandal. VA OIG previously attempted to cover up the total impact of the bonus and performance fraud scheme, and apparently, VA is none too happy with Rodriguez calling his co-workers on the carpet.

Maybe it’s time to shut Phoenix VA down?

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/10/veterans-affairs-whistle-blower-faces-punishment-for-revealing-alleged-harasser-email-shows.html

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Don Avant

RE: The Department of Veterans Affairs is obligated to ensure the confidentiality of its beneficiaries’ and employees’ personal identifying information,” the VA said in a statement regarding Rodriguez’s pending discipline.

That much is true…The VA is so required…

That doesn’t mean that VA employees give up their right to free speech just because they’re employees…
This is BLATANT whistleblower retaliation and AGAINST THE LAW…Call the FBI a Crime is being commited here…

cj
cj

I agree with Don Avant, a crime has obviously been commited and someone need to start upholding the law and start prosecuting these assholes. Send the right message, violate the law go directly to jail.

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran
Great Article, Ben. This “new” VA Policy against those employees that demonstrate “moral courage” AKA Whistleblowers by speaking publicly about the rampant wrongdoings within the VA should surprise no one. The VA exists only to serve itself. Not Veterans. Not Honest Employees. Phoenix Vets and now Kuauhtemoc Rodriguez are about to be “RIMA’d” by none other than Rima Nelson herself. After her “Command Performance” as Director of Saint Louis, MO. VA exposing over 1500 veterans to HIV and Hepatitis, she was given a safe hiding spot at the Manila ROP Clinic until things cooled down. Now she is back, and… Read more »
namnibor
namnibor
@Don– Totally agree. The FBI and DOJ need to perform a modern day war crimes trial, with the AFGE and VA prosecuted for failure to assist and many more, including war profiteering (contracts). I fully predict at such a modern day “Nuremburg Trials”, the results would be exactly the same. Those on the stand would all state the same, “We were only following orders”, and hopefully once the Army Corps of Engineers complete the gallows in adjoining room, those end results will also be exactly the same. I think it would greatly help Veteran’s PTSD to be able to watch… Read more »
VeteransCannabisRanch
VeteransCannabisRanch
Sorry to say, but pretty sure the Nuremburg trials were a big farce and show to punish the Germans for trying to be Germans instead of pawns for bankers & profiteers – like we (Americans) are. Hitler tried to stop this mess we have now. Its called communism. Democracy. There has never ever been one order shown to mass exterminate anyone, even the self-chosen gang. Don’t you think if there was an order, we would see it? Nobody sees no orders because there ain’t none. zip. zero. Or proof of mass extermination. And, several scholars have done extraordinary work on… Read more »
namnibor
namnibor
Could not disagree with you more. I guess we never landed on the moon, the earth is really flat, we never nuked Japan, and Vietnam War never happened? Should I go on? Sounds to me like your tinfoil hat needs fine-tuning, but believe whatever you wish to believe, but I have to stand-up and say that’s rather offensive to discount the Holocaust as you just did. Why it irritates me is, then according to you, the three WW2 pilots in my family for USAF and RAF saw atrocities that were just stage props and they fought for nothing? I was… Read more »
VeteransCannabisRanch
VeteransCannabisRanch
you can continue to believe those who persecute us whistleblowers and truth tellers, because it is an uncomfortable story for you. where is the evidence for what you claim? you talk a partial good talk, but you fall flat on the uptake of new truth. us and british troops fought with communist stalin to crush every remnant of those outstanding German people. they stood up for truth. you turn a blind eye. whatever drugs you take from VA seem to be doing a good job. maybe your job on this site is to prevent people from knowing the truth. you… Read more »
VeteransCannabisRanch
VeteransCannabisRanch

As I said before, I stand with General George Patton who was murdered when he tried to expose the fraud/hoax. He was dead 3 days after he revealed that we fought the wrong enemy.

My dad was master sarge at motorpool in nuremburg during trials. i have ticket stub still from when he went to trials. He said the germans were great and he agreed with Patton.

He was sorry for what happened to the Germans.

I stand with dad & Patton. You stick with Stalin.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@VeteransCannabisRanch – You’re full of shit.

91Veteran
91Veteran

VeteransCRanch,

I once stood in the underground shower room at Dachau, I have pictures of the entry door.

I also have pictures of the ovens, among many others I took at that camp.

I must have been hallucinating because of a mass conspiracy.

As did the residents of Munich (German) who witnessed the ashes falling from the sky when the ovens were fired up.

Fucking delusional.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@VeteransCannabisRanch – @91Veteran @Namnibor [I’m with you] The only identity that I’ve accused of spewing out what I refer to as “Dirty Science,” has been the VA. And now, its you. Secondly, the US is a fucking Republic, not a Democratic, or Communism country. I hope you don’t teach US History to the younger generations, you’ll only screw their minds up even more than what most of them already are. Your a pure misleading figure to young minds, when it comes to history, so far that is. Your giving Marijuana smokers a bad name.

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran

@VeteransCannabisRanch – – – What the fuck is this Mickey Mouse Horse Shit you are spouting? Do you REALLY believe that nonsense you are typing?

Best Therapy I can recommend to you is to GO FUCK A DUCK. You are totally QUACKERS!

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran

@91Veteran @ANutterVet @Namnibor – – – Right on! Well said, to all of you.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Hey Namnibor,

It’s clear that VCR has been put too much ranch dressing on the salad he has been smoking.

namnibor
namnibor
@Seymore Klearly- …or, just not smoking the right stuff. However, my brain takes it multileveled in that’s exactly the type of stuff an “ethical hacking agent” would do, say such over the top provocative statements such as VCR has, in order to possibly instigate Veterans bring-out statements much later regretted, then used by the VA and Piggy VSO’s to point and say, “Look at those fringe group Veteran Advocates, that’s why we do not invite them to our feeding trough…” 🙂 Then again, it may just be that VCR requires his tinfoil hat to be a little thicker and smoke… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran
Nam, I equate ignorance of history to the drivel being taught in schools rather than actual history. Last night I saw a post on Facebook. It was a picture of some US POW’s after the Bataan Death March. It kind of startled me that a commenter on that picture expressed surprise at it, and said he had never heard of it. I don’t know the guys background, but clearly he was at least old enough to know how to comment on Facebook. It’s his kind of ignorance I chalk up to public schools. What VCR is saying I chalk up… Read more »
VA IS LYING INC
VA DC HQ @ VA DEATHCARE ARE ONE BIG BIG BIG FEDERAL RICO CRIME RACKET CONGRESS COWARDS PUNKS SHUT THIS VA DEATHCARE RICO CRIME RAACKET DOWN ASAP
Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran

@VA IS LYING INC – – – Well Stated. So Correct.

cj
cj

VA IS LYING INC<——-I am really beginning to like this guy, consistent, always on point.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj @VA IS LYING INC @Disgruntled Veteran – Well, Shootz, stop on over, we’ll have a nice Barbie with kangaroo meat, ribs, grilled ahi with lemon mayo sauce. You bring the punks [no VA employees] for the mosquitos.

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran

@ANutterVet – – – King Brand, or the “new” Shirakiku kine? Made in Japan, and they really do a good job. Daiei get ’em cheap. I’ll also bring some sushi. Inari, Maki, Uramaki, Nigiri, Temaki, and Sashimi.

Ono grindz, Brah!

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

I’m going to paraphrase what Ben asked – “WHEN should the feds be brought in?”
The should have been brought in a long time ago – when the scandals broke back in 2014!
Many VA employees should/could have been arrested, tried and convicted by now! But, NO!
Every one of these VHA’s and VBA’s are like little “fiefdoms” or “Banana Republics”! Run by reprobates of the worst kind!
I say, Shut them all down!
I also agree with “Disgruntled Veteran” on all his suggestions!

namnibor
namnibor
“[“The Department of Veterans Affairs is obligated to ensure the confidentiality of its beneficiaries’ and employees’ personal identifying information,” the VA said in a statement regarding Rodriguez’s pending discipline. “Employees are expected to act in a manner that is consistent with VA’s core values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence. Leadership should take action to ensure the safety of our patients and staff and preserve the integrity of our mission within applicable laws and regulations.”]” Okay, hold-on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride: 1) Notice the VA cannot or will not even refer to Veterans as Veterans? Instead,… Read more »
Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran
@Namnibor @Crazy Elf – – – I agree with all your observations/recommendations regarding this matter. If President Trump were serious about “Fixing the VA” – – – He could start by putting together several Tiger Teams to go into the field and assess the problems. I am sure there are several of us on this board (as end-users/consumers) who could quickly assess the major specific problems at each facility. Then we could call in the Hatchet Teams. Just give me a blank, signed Presidential Pardon (full) and allow me to fill in the dates later. I would be one of… Read more »
Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Disgruntled Veteran,
I’m sorry to say, President Trump isn’t fielding anything. He put his son-in-law – Kushner – in charge of trying/wanting to straighten out the VA!
I haven’t heard a peep outta him. (Has anyone?)
WHY: because he’s busy trying to make a name for himself over in the Middle East!

I gotta real bad feeling about what’s NOT going to happen – as in: it will be “business as usual at VHA’s and VBA’s nationwide!”

That’s my opinion!

Cantigny
Cantigny

i’m in the same camp with @Crazy Elf regarding Trump/son-n-law/VA/America. with recent events, difficult to see any other scenario with this.

with manhattan global elitists, they have no empathy for American veterans and their decades old plights with VA/VBA…only how much money they can grab from American taxpayer funded coffers and exploiting the American veteran all the while ensuring it looks the opposite..they are experts at such devices.

i agree, this isn’t looking good at all for American veterans or America.

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran
@Crazy elf – – – I am sorry as well. You are correct thus far. That is why I said “If POTUS Trump were serious . . .” But, I do think my idea would work at “reforming” the corrupt VA. Just need to be able to pick the correct team – – – – 95% of whom I read their postings on this Blog. Then we be allowed to take ACTION with complete AIR COVER supplied by the White House for a One Year Period. After that? Throw me to the Wolves. I am willing to bet that an… Read more »
VeteransCannabisRanch
VeteransCannabisRanch
Beneficiary is a legal term of art. The VA is a trust. Trust & contract law describes the terms they are using. They are providing notice in legal form, properly describing the parties to the contract. The veterans are the beneficiaries of the trust. The trustee of the trust, through the terms of the employment agreement, hires employees. The rules/laws, etc., are very different about how to treat beneficiaries named in a trust, and how to treat employees designated in an employment contract. The VA is a business. The “government” you all talk about is a corporation. Looks like the… Read more »
ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@VeteransCannabisRanch – Dude, what type of indica are you smoking. Shootz, you one get a few tokers in, and the kine stuff one kick your butt, then you one stay on da couch. Wow, I’m totally confused. If you’re a Veteran, add we instead of y’all. Thanks Bro

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

The Holocaust Hoax Exposed – Steven Anderson …… look that one up on u tube

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@OLDMARINE – Geesh, you believe everything that is on the net. My, my, and I’ll see you a bridge in NY’s prime real estate market for cheap.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Should be sell instead of see. Its the meds.

91Veteran
91Veteran

It’s the same wordsmithing used when calling a Patient Advocate a Customer Service Representative, as if I am asking to have my Fucking Hoover vacuum checked.

Or referring to veterans as “stakeholders”.

Yeah, sometimes I would like to be holding a stake.

In a mood after that stupid comment above.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

I just got up, swilled off the dried crusty rheum from my eyes, and made a c[_] of pure Kona coffee. Things are never dull with the VA. Therefore, let me quieten down a bit so that I can jot down a retort to Ben’s latest scoop apropos to the VA. This article has my mind frazzled, so I to need to first call my tele-shrink to get my mind in a unflappable mood.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Crazy elf, @Namnibor, @Disgruntled Veteran – All of you are right on point. Its time to have the FBI to investigate the VA to clean up and remove the scum from within this Federal Agency [VA]. The leadership of the VA . . . , I’m so pissed that I can’t finish my thought. And this is quite unusual, especially for me.

LP
LP

Don’t shut down the facilities, rather replace all staff (with the exception of janitorial, maintenance, etc)
Open a large for profit prison.
Dump All replaced staff inside.
Secure facility with Veterans.
Squash all litigation in a manner equal to how Veteran claims are denied.
Continue on with life as if those staff members never existed.

Yeah?

namnibor
namnibor

@LP– That might work but I must insist that we treat the facilities as the Russians dealt with Chernobyl, and place a concrete encasement over entire facilities.
Why?
Because every rat knows multiple ways to escape from their ratty nests, and the VA is no different.

Encasement then nuke from low orbit just to be sure. 🙂

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran

@LP – – – Sounds pretty good. Or we could repurpose those facilities into housing for homeless veterans. My estimate is that the Spark Matsunaga Clinic could house 2500 vets at any one time. That would get approximately 65% of the homeless veterans off the street here in Honolulu. Which while not a perfect solution, would be a good start.

Dennis
Dennis
There are so many vets now flagged by the notorious VA Disruptive Behavior Committee that the 2013 OIG report on the matter said they simply have no way to determine exactly how many. Thousands. From my experience tha VAST majority of those so found guilty of betraying America and therefor are being punished by VA through denial of service are PURLEY matters in which the individual engaged in Constitutionally protected free speech. Some folks on that list, according to OIG, were placed on it for “threatening” that safety and welfare of VA emoloyees up to 400 days after the so… Read more »
Rick b
Rick b
Dennis, I hate to say it but here goes….BS! I have leveled many accusations at the VA in my 30+ years having to deal with them. I have initiated many congressional inquires ( so many I lost count). Not once has any derogatory information been entered into my medical records concerning any of the inquiries. I can go online right now and download my medical records and not one item entered about any of my complaints. I also have a friend that works at the VA and asked her if there was any part of my medical record that I… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran
Rick, I at one time was skeptical about a DBC, but I have read enough comments from veterans who have been unfairly labeled as disruptive, other evidence they have proving the vindictive actions taken against them and the VAs policy on DBCs to become a believer and know they exist. I, like you, have also submitted complaints, in writing, to VA officials from local doctors, hospital directors, the VAIG all the way to the Secretary himself going back to when Jesse Brown was Secretary, and to various Senators and Congressmen. After reading about DBCs, I have been convinced I have… Read more »
ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Rick b – From one Vet to another, don’t give these people any benefits of the doubt. I have, and they keep on disappointing and taking advantage of me. The VA has zero trust with me. The only thing that I’d give them is a poopy bag.

Dennis
Dennis
I levelled an accusation at them in District Court, and upon the District Court concurring with me and issuing a Restraining Order against VA to stop harassing me, the VA, according to,their own letter to me, convened a “special” DBC committee (their words). They determined that the act of obtaining a RO in Circuit Court fell within the guidelines of Disruptive Behavior (their words) and cited the Restraining Order as the causitive factor for the reason I was flagged. It is on letterhead from VA and signed by Chief Of Staff. Then they eneteree into my record that I had… Read more »
Jane
Jane
I have leveled complaints proof even that Dr did not have the extra “letters” of certifications after their names, not qualified to diagnosis mt rare disease that I still have and it only gets worse; VA Employees did not do their job on date time and place facts part of my medical records have sent numerous letters to VA Sec and others in WAsh DC all CC with my US Senators n US Congress person yet not one verbal foul language usage at the VA itself and yet lies are made up by the VA Employees for their farce Kangaroo… Read more »
Lem
Lem

Bonus fraud or privatization lobby? Why the gifts?

Jo3n

I haven’t heard a word of most of the VA stories Ben is giving us. Why isn’t McCain opening his mouth? I have sent articles from this site today Alabama congress, Senator Sessions, Senator Shelby, and have never heard a reply. There’s no where, and no one in Alabama that gives a damn about Veterans. We have a proud history of Veterans, THEY, aren’t concerned nor do THEY give a darn. Get rid of VHA, they killing us…

Rick b
Rick b

Sessions isn’t a senator anymore… sure you sent it to him?

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Jo3n,
I read where Alabama just got a new Governor.
The other one was kicked out recently, as in the past week!

namnibor
namnibor

Yeah, the former Alabama Gov. was one of those types that occasionally preached church sermons on how important it is that one man and one woman be bonded into marriage and anything outside of that was sulfur & brimstone.

The former Alabama Gov. indeed had mistresses on the side. Probably a male stripper or two as well. Classic case of outspoken hypocrite gets nailed for what they are outspoken for. “He is such a religious man”….he religiously had to get his freak on.

Jo3n

What happened to that, “Accountability Act”? Also, in the story, Ben mentioned that the whistleblower was threatened to be fired. How can the VA fire one employee, and, THEY can’t be fired? Think I need sleep..

91Veteran
91Veteran
First the column, then the comment. I just love making VA look like the horses asses they are. So disclosing a name to the media is a violation of PII? Hmmm. Yep. That’s a YUUUUGE stretch. According to Wikipedia, PII can include FULL names, but names are not generally considered PII if they are common, like Smith or Johnson. “”https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personally_identifiable_information”” Besides, the entire VA is guilty of violating PII if names only is a violation by the very fact of having leadership bios and provider directory listings on every VA web site for every hospital. Fucking clowns! Yes, technically names… Read more »
cj
cj

I am not getting email notifications. Lastnight, we were talking and a commenter asked about getting together for a march on DC, When nobody responded he was a little upset. I asured him we were on the same page, and posted details of a May march. Soon after, the blog started acting up, we were booted, and when I came back, everything after the man posting his second comment disapeared. There was a lot of content that isn’t there any longer. What’s up?

Jo3n

@Cj, I was about to ask the same question. What’s up? Thought I had imagined it. Tough to get things straight. Keep on digging Ben…..

91Veteran
91Veteran

Cj, Jo3n, I was just about to comment that Ben needs to kick the server since I too haven’t gotten emails.

I think when people post links that are not in quotes, the spam filter goes crazy and locks everything down.

Sorta like a VA whale AFGE thug seeing her jelly donut is missing.

cj
cj

@91Veteran: Shhhhh, the jelly donut was placed on the rat trap. Okay good to know it wasn’t aliens. Than you.

namnibor
namnibor
@cj & 91Veteran– Just to be sure, please replace all jelly donut traps with the following: Use a carbon steel bear trap and of course, bait it with a bear claw yummy donut. Maybe also place a few random white tablets next to the bear claw to ensure the bait is irresistible to the VA whale AFGE thug. RAND Corp. recommends making note of following changes: Jelly donuts have been delegated to the Oregonian Poop Canon Project (OPCP), and is superseded by bear claws. RAND further notes that jelly donuts were found ineffective on bear traps because the VA AFGE… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran

Ben, to let you know, I just got the email stating your column (this one) was posted, but no comment emails yet.

Rick b
Rick b

ANuttervet and 911veteran

Just to be sure — I am not defending the VA. although they certainly could use some defense. I* was just stating my opinion on the subject based on my interactions with VA Pukes…. If you really want to see just how much I love the accusations .. read what I said in yesterdays blog.

91Veteran
91Veteran
Rick, I understand what you are saying because it is hard to believe in America that a federal employee, in the name of a federal agency, can so thoroughly violate the civil rights of US citizens and veterans and essentially remove what should be provided by contract. After the hell I have raised over the past 25 years with the VA, I found it hard to believe since I was not added to the DBC long ago, but after reading so many details of others hammered by the VA, I would more take the veterans word than that of the… Read more »
cj
cj

So, I have been getting this popup from Google, blocking me from everything google, except gmail. It is law they need my permission, in order to collect info from me, surfing habits etc. I won’t give them permission, so now I can’t use youtube. In other words, they are holding part of the Internet hostage until I comply. kind of like the damn VA, does it’s business. Libtards, birds of a feather………..

Crazy elf
Crazy elf
I wanted to let y’all know a little more about Jared Kushner! #1) His father is a full blown criminal. Arrested for a bunch of crimes totaling in the BILLIONS, according to the DOJ website. #2.) According to Eric Trump, his sister, Ivanka, was very Instrumental in having her father, President Trump, attack Syria! #3.a.) Jared definitely wants Israel to be a leader in the Middle East. Could that be because Kushner is Jewish? On Utube, many are “upset”, in that Kushner is in charge of so much. What I mean by “upset” is; Most are pissed! #3.b.) Kushner has… Read more »
namnibor
namnibor

@Crazy elf- Keep your mind also geared toward Biblical Revelation type stuff. There’s people literally hell-bent to bring hell on earth, again, literally.

Wait for potential announcement in future that Kushner/Trump want to rebuild the Temple…after a stray Tomahawk destroys the mosque sitting on Dome of The Rock. Wait for it…

(no tinfoil hat needed here, as the sleeper indeed has awoken)

namnibor
namnibor

Easter and current world events always stirs my anxiety because the truly mad crazies come out every year and they started early this year.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

namnibor,
I forgot something about Ivanka Trump.
Before the Nov election, she “conveniently forgot to change her ‘party’ affiliation’ from Democrat to Republican!” Thereby making it impossible for her to even vote for her own father!

Yep, I agree with you on that “Trump/Kushner Tag Team” combination! “End Times” – maybe or maybe NOT!

It’s definitely going to get interesting in the coming months!

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Crazy elf @Namnibor – Building material is already there to build the temple. All that is needed, . . . let there be build, so that it will be built, . . . , then the mean lower class person shall reveal itself. Oh, you see more than hell breaking loose, when HE comes through the clouds on HIS white horse. But wait, are you planning to be here or what?

Light bulb repair man
Light bulb repair man

The va hospital in Virginia is infested with mold. Employees are being moved to new offices because the union said so but patient clinics with mold stay open exposing veterans. Osha fined them too.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet
@light bulb repair man – Yeah, shut it down. Shut the dam place down. Those sporababies are shooting all over the place. If you go there lbrm, don’t get that stuff on your face, if you do, your face will start to morph in 24 hours. After getting out of that place, cleanse your face with facial wipes. The VA employees should have extras, they received a caseload of them after being promoted. Look for the boxes labeled ass wipes. LMAO I’d wear a mask, call OSHA, FBI, CIA, NSA, POTUS, NOTUS, SCOTUS, your next of kin. Burn it down!… Read more »
ThisVet2017
ThisVet2017
This is disgusting. I’m a whistleblower at the Atlanta Regional Office. In November 2016, I reported to the VA (via my chain of command) that a coworker (and God knows who else) had unauthorized access to my VA claim, health, medical, and personal records. To this date, the VA has not responded to me as to what was the disposition of said complaint. In January I filed an administrative claim against the VA. All I got was a letter from the VA where it “alleges” it is investigating my claim (well, the administrative claim sort of “obligates” an agency to… Read more »
ThisVet2017
ThisVet2017

Oh, I forgot the additional kicker. On top of this cowerker’s unauthorized access to my records. I also reported his and tenured VA employees’ failure to safeguard veterans’ information (i.e. sharing PIV card access to VA systems amongst each other and people who have not received security clearances yet, leaving VA systems/monitors unlocked, taking video chats with people not authorized to VA systems, etc.)…and, this coworker of mine and other VA employees remain undisciplined, employed – while the VA is moving heaven and earth to remove “ME”. And, OSC and others I contacted still haven’t interviened.

namnibor
namnibor

You need to Tweet Isaacson early in the morning repeatedly and make him fly across gym off his Stairmaster. Keep doing it.

91Veteran
91Veteran
I would suggest a FOIA for any record showing what action they have taken regarding your claim. Ben has a previous article on submitting a FOIA request. The other action you can take is requesting the records showing the local VA reported this privacy violation. I found a VA web site somewhere, or it may have even been a USA Today site where you could access reports to HIPAA violations from every VA in the US. There was some kind of program the VA was touting as something where even unclear violations were reported, with the VA claiming it was… Read more »
Ex va
Ex va

ThisVet2017, i know exactly what you are going thru. I experienced some of the same things you have gone thru. I went thru a lot of avenues and nothing really helped. Keep trying. Sorry you have had to go thru this, you not the only one who has suffered retaliation.

cj
cj

@ThisVet2017: Retaliation is unlawful, what sucks is being left feeling your on your own out in the cold. Just goes to show what rat bastards they really are. I hope you get Justice served on a platter, in triplicate. Rotten to the core the VA is. I am sorry you have been through the ringer and back.

cj
cj

@ANutterVet,@Ex va: you guys around?

Ex va
Ex va

@cj, last night things i posted was posted and just disappeared. cj, did that happen to you too?

lily
lily

The VA is like 1000x worse than the department of water and power in Los Angeles, CA. If the city of LA can’t get the Union to hand over papers on tax payer money they misused you might as well just give up on the VA. Only way to reform it is to abolish it and start over.

cj
cj

@lily: Lily, good to see you again.I am sue you have figured out email notifications are not working, so you have to refresh the page to see new answers. I think we broke it last night.

cj
cj

@Ex va: Yes same here, and still no email notifications of new comments, you have to just refresh the page to see.

lily
lily

It looks like he tried to fix the “comments closed” and something else got messed up,lol.

cj
cj

@lily: I like thinking it’s a conspiracy, much more fun.

cj
cj

@lily. OHHH your right, I didn’t notice the “comments closed” was gone. Good eye you have there Lily.

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