VA IT Still Really Bad Says VA OIG, Veteran Finance Data At Risk

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VA IT

In statements to Congress this week, the VA Inspector General (IG) blasted the agency’s technology systems saying they put veterans’ financial information at risk.

VA hired the firm CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) to audit the agency’s financial management processes and software. They audit revealed VA has even more weaknesses than previously hoped that make it… wait for it… wait for it… harder to audit.

That is right.

VA ineptitude at managing its own affairs and creating effective processes for managing money has also made it very difficult to audit the agency to catch errors or even fraud.

No wonder VA needs more and more money while never really fixing anything, right?

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Is it just me, or does the VA system generally seem more broken every time it gets a financial injection. Case in point is are the technology systems American taxpayers keep buying while never working as advertised.

The deputy IG Nicholas Dahl provided testimony on point to Congress on May 24, 2017.

Dahl informed Congress that IT security controls are still bad, which has been a repeat finding since 2000. You know, that is almost as long as VA employees manipulated wait times in VA’s computer system to improve performance numbers.

RELATED: VA Brags Up GI Bill IT System, Works Right Half The Time

Here, the problem was due to untimely patching of security vulnerabilities and a general failure to enforce password standards, among other things.

Never, Not Ever, Use “password” As Your Password

You know, those pesky passwords can really be a mother. Hopefully, VA was using a more stringent standard than John Podesta’s password strategy that was hacked resulting in the Wikileaks file called “The Podesta Files. His password was reportedly: “password”.

Even after being warned about the low standard and his need to change it, Podesta left it along. His entire email was then phished and leaked to Wikileaks.

Perhaps Podesta and VA use the same IT companies to secure their systems?

As for VA and its recent audit, one has to wonder where all the billions are going that taxpayers keep allocating to VA.

“Without good information technology security controls, VA’s financial information may not be safe in terms of confidentiality, integrity and availability,” according to Mr. Dahl.

The material weaknesses cited by Dahl are as follows. For your own information, a “material weakness” is:

A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal controls such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of VA’s financial statements will not be prevented, or detected and corrected, on a timely basis.

VA IT – Now For The Bad News

So, it is a bad thing. Here is part of what Dahl reported. The material weaknesses are (taken straight from the testimony):

  • Information technology security controls – This is a repeat finding that our contract auditors have reported since FY 2000. Weaknesses existed in configuration management, such as untimely patching to mitigate security vulnerabilities; access controls, including inconsistent enforcement of password standards; security management; and contingency planning. Without good information technology security controls, VA’s financial information may not be safe in terms of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
  • Community care obligations, reconciliations, and accrued expenses – This is a repeat finding from the FY 2015 audit. CLA identified numerous examples of obligations for Community Care Programs that were overstated compared to actual payments. As a result, VA management performed its own analysis and recorded journal entries of approximately $1.9 billion to reduce overstated Choice Program obligations and $2.6 billion to reduce other overstated Community Care Program obligations in VA’s general ledger on September 30, 2016. The overestimation of obligations also resulted in a large overstatement of accrued expenses, which management also reduced through journal entries. CLA identified several causes of these overstatements, but overall, significant system limitations hindered effective and efficient operations and controls. CLA also reported that methods to estimate the cost of care were inconsistent at medical centers and the Office of Community Care’s procedures for its monitoring activities were not adequate. For most of FY 2016, the Office of Community Care had not performed a nationwide consolidated reconciliation of obligations and disbursements between VA’s Financial Management System (FMS) and the system used to authorize and process individual non-VA care claims.
  • Financial reporting – This is a repeat finding from the FY 2015 audit. VA’s financial management and general ledger system is FMS. Since its implementation in 1992, 3 Federal financial reporting requirements have become more complicated and the level of financial information needed by management and oversight bodies has become increasingly complex. Due to FMS’ limited functionality to meet current financial reporting needs, VA utilizes another system to create financial statements for external reporting. However, this process requires significant manual intervention and workarounds to ensure accurate financial reporting. CLA reported that VA recorded a large number of adjustments (called journal vouchers) to its accounts in order to prepare VA’s financial statements. Also, significant abnormal account balances (that is, an account balance that shows a debit balance when it should be a credit balance or vice versa) were not researched and cleared timely. These weaknesses increase the risk of material errors in financial reporting. Although VA has made improvements in areas such as the reduced use of journal vouchers, many issues have existed for years and require extensive efforts to implement solutions to resolve them.
  • Education benefits accrued liability – This is a new finding identified during the FY 2016 audit. CLA reported VA did not use the appropriate method to account for veterans’ education benefits. VA manages several education benefit programs with total disbursements of approximately $14.5 billion in FY 2016, with the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Program being the largest. Prior to FY 2016, management did not view education benefit payments as post-employment benefits. As a result, VA did not report an estimated liability for future benefit payments as required by accounting standards. In FY 2016, VA reported this liability in the amount of approximately $60 billion for the first time on its balance sheet.
  • Control environment surrounding the compensation, pension, and burial actuarial estimates – This is a new finding identified during the FY 2016 audit. It resulted from the lack of succession planning for the chief actuary who was responsible for the calculation of VA’s unfunded veterans’ compensation and burial liability amount. This amount was reported on VA’s balance sheet as of September 30, 2016, as approximately $2.5 trillion. The chief actuary left VA in July 2016, and VA did not have a successor actuary with the appropriate qualifications and experience to take full responsibility to manage the actuarial model assumptions and review the related calculations. Management subsequently obtained the services of a credentialed actuary on detail from another department. VA also noted its model’s assumption for the rate of new compensation cases was outdated and adjusted its balance sheet by $277 billion. CLA reported VA needed to review the reasonableness of its key model assumptions, which would include comparing relevant actuarial information from the Department of Defense.
  • CFO organizational structure for VA and VHA – This was elevated from a significant deficiency in FY 2015 to a material weakness in FY 2016. CLA reported VA has a decentralized and fragmented organizational structure for financial management and reporting that did not operate in a fully integrated manner. The VA CFO establishes financial policy and produces VA’s consolidated financial statements. Business components, such as the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Veterans 4 Benefits Administration (VBA), and the National Cemetery Administration, have their own CFOs, who oversee financial management operations and follow the chain of command within those organizations. VHA’s financial management structure was further fragmented, with three different CFO organizational structures within the Administration. CLA observed instances where procedures the VA CFO depended on were not completed by VA components or communication issues existed.

CLA concluded the decentralization of financial management functions among the VA component entities without organizational reporting and accountability back to the VA CFO decreased the VA CFO’s ability to affect financial management at the component level and across the VA enterprise, and also presented a risk to VA’s planned conversion to a shared service provider in order to modernize its financial systems.

So… on that note, have a Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Thank you to all who have served and to those families that paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Source: https://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/statements/VAOIG-statement-20170524-dahl.pdf

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Great “Bad VA Art” Ben.
Well, in my opinion, the VA has to do something to hide the money! How else can they rip off the American Taxpaying People in the tune of over $180 BILLION DOLLARS!
They figured out how to give everyone tens of thousands of dollars each in the SES positions!
So, with this new revelation coming out into the light, what will be done to stop the waste, fraud and abuse?

Windguy
Windguy

off topic – I just opened up to a Ben article on Agent Orange with newly released – previously hidden information. Now it’s gone. Did I stumble/glitch into an old post?

Windguy
Windguy

Check that – just found a 2013 article. Odd stuff. That article popped up on the home page with recent “Follow up prudent layperson” and “Elderly disabled under the bus” issues.

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran

Sweet “Bad VA Art, Ben! Read article as have time. Following.

Dennis
Dennis
I was listening to the House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing today talking to rat fink shulkin and most of the discussion was about more billions to be spent on their worthless IT. Shulkin or should I say Skunkin wants to cut TDIU to give more money to IT, Veterans Choice (which the VA sent me a Choice card but turned me down for Choice anyway) and money to provide emergency mental health care to guys with bad paper discharges. I… Read more »
OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

I was watching a Veterans Affairs Committee hearing a couple of years ago, same IT bullshit that must be where they siphon the money through.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

With all the holes in the VA pockets, it would really surprise me if they did a full complete audit of the VA and found that more than 1/3 of the money budgeted to the VA was used appropriately with the other 2/3 being lost out the illegal holes in the pockets.

Your right Dennis, Shulkin needs to go!

91Veteran
91Veteran

Seymore, do you think Apple or Google has these kinds of problems in tracking their budgets?

Somehow I doubt they do since the CFO’s of those companies are likely answerable to someone, whereas those with oversight of the VA (Congress) are likely benefiting from the lack of accounting.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

I defiantly agree with you 91Veteran. If they had the same kind of problems tracking their budgets we would never have heard of Apple or Google. They would never have gotten their organizations up and running with the same kind of VA accounting system.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Fricken spell checker. I meant to say “definitely” not defiantly.

Sorry 91Veteran.

James Gallegos
Explains why veterans are being denied their disability claim. Hit this button, hit that button and then hit them again and whala I just put $$$$$$ into my secret bank account. Wait that was not enough one more time $$$$$$$ there that should last me the weekend. Again who is being held accountable. ! I know it was not me. ! It’s always not me. ! Not me should be so old he’s should be dust by now. Maybe it’s… Read more »
Crazy elf
Crazy elf
Hey, James, Seymore and all other PATRIOTS of America: How about those Awan brothers, “IT Specialists” hired by Debbie Wasermann Shultz (D-Fl.), who ripped off taxpayers for $4 million in four years. Now she’s caught redhanded “…threatening the Chief of Capital police over her laptop!” Where she let the Awan brothers use it to send and receive classified information to foreign (enemy) countries! She’s the bitch slut whore who rigged the DNC against Sanders during the campaign! And is “very… Read more »
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve

WHY DIDN’T THEY HIRE SOME GOOD OLE US BOYS, VETS WHO WERE EDUCATED VIA THEIR MILITARY EXPERIENCE instead of theswe Pakistani spies??????????
Debbie Wasserman Shitz is guilty of espionage without a doubt, I could convict her if I were a prosecutor and she had the great F.Lee Bailey and his group to defend her, She is guilty beyond any others who have been convicted of similar crimes.

Angela
Angela
Well, Benjamin, and all, this is nothing new. Already aware that financial accountability does not exist in the VA. No frugality at all even exists in the VA. No wonder their request for money or need for money is to infinity. Lord help them Benjamin. All of the VA leadership types need to go to prison. President Trump needs to appoint a task force of actuaries to go work day and night without any time off at all until the… Read more »
OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

Angela …….The government is going to collapse if they do not get a grip…..thats there plan anyways, you have to collapse the old to bring in the NEW WORLD ORDER

91Veteran
91Veteran
I dunno, this just makes me suspicious. Are their processes bad because of incompetence? Or by design to hide corruption. On the other hand, is this a setup before the VA asks for more money? Or as an excuse to award another huge contract? After news of so many multi-million dollar contracts being let over the past couple years, along with a worthless phone app, why are their controls so pathetic at this point? Why is it if a veteran… Read more »
Angela
Angela
91Veteran, you really made some insightful points that does lead to suspecting that all this could be for sure corruption. The point that was made about how the VA, if they choose to, can track a vet in a heartbeat with anything about anything. Benjamin, could the VA have a system that is not exposed to the auditors? And yes, too, as for passwords, this is correct they require 10 million long character passwords even with special characters. Remember, Benjamin,… Read more »
Angela
Angela
And, too, I almost believe everything that is going on in the VA is by design. Benjamin, remember how you added the CIA manuals in your past news articles. The deceit and sabatoge principles. Benjamin, honestly, I really believe the money is being funneled to a hidden entity but to who, which, and where???? I do not believe it is due to incompetence because they can be very detailed when they want to be. So Benjamin, what is the deal?… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran

I forgot to add to my comment above…if they are this sloppy with IT security with their financial systems, does anyone think they are more secure with their patient records systems?

Uh…it’s the same IT people running the same systems, all directed by their CIO…if they have one.

namnibor
namnibor

Hell, what about the amount of surgical tools, supplies, maybe a cigarette butt or even a cockroack from the VA table are left inside Veterans under the VA’s knife in their sloppiness? How many times have we read VA stories where they get caught not properly sterilizing and sanitizing? Sloppy kitchens and buildings are usually gift-wrapped in cockroaches’ as well.

namnibor
namnibor

cockroach. Damn spell Czech

Angela
Angela
As far as the money flow in the VA, the flow of the money can be tracked over a period of time. It would have to be performed from external remote tracking of their internal systems without the VA being aware of the monitoring. Just like they monitor everything else. Why not monitor the flow of money in the VA from an external position and from a remote accessed terminal? Benjamin, our DOJ could use some of these computer hacks… Read more »
namnibor
namnibor
Bullshit Smokescreen of self-inflicted eyes wide-opened-closed. That same concept the DoD and pentagon got exposed on many many moons ago where a toilet seat or whatever widget is allocated an insanely huge amount of $$$ and by the gross squared, adds-up really fast but on the surface, it just looks like a hell of a lot of widgets and toilet seats…for black ops and other projects….so goes the VA….except, it’s more than likely going to be found in a future… Read more »
James M. Hanrahan
James M. Hanrahan
HAY YOU WHO THINK THIS IS A BAD THING IT HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR A LONG TIME AND YOU THINK THE ROBBER WILL STOP THE ROBBER FROM TAKING WHAT THEY WANT, JUST THINK BILLIONS OF OUR DOLLARS HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY THOSE ASS HOLES WHO NOW WANT MORE FOR GIVING LESS TO US WHO NEED IT. I JUST READ THE LAW TO GIVE US AN INCREASE ON OUR MONEY ( COLA ) WELL BE READY TO NOT GET ONE AS… Read more »
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve

AGAIN, the VA cannot be fixed it is broken beyond repair, shut it down and let a private company distribute benefits, let vets go to 5 star docs and let private attorneys adjudicate the compensation and pensions .

SHUT IT DOWN BROTHERS AND SISTERS, IT CANNOT BE FIXED, IT IS SO STINKING BAD…….

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran
@Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve – – – Sorry. Respectfully disagree. The VA CAN be fixed. Here is the General Brief on how to “get ‘er done”. I do have a detailed OPS Plan. FIX THE DAMN BROKEN VA: 1. Recognize the problems inherent in the VA are SYSTEM-WIDE, not just limited to a few locations. 2. Fire all the Lazy No Good Workers. Fire EVERY single AFGE/SES Employee. 3. Sell off all the VA facilities. Alternatively, they may be converted into… Read more »
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve
Hey that’s what I call a “fix”…….. Just what I was gunning for, Amen, Brother, the 90 days doesn’t have to happen, just schedule and immediate hearing on the record and make sure that officials will be culpable for any false statements which they make. Hold ’em culpable for felony perjury, and conspiracy to violate the VA regulations, etc.etc. Hello Air Wing commence dripping where the smoke is, artillery fire at will, fix bayonets, no prisoners, high diddle diddle right… Read more »
Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran
@Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve – – – I have been espousing this “General Plan” for approximately six months now. The General Plan has given me some time to work out quite a finely detailed “shooter level” plan. Taking a short break to clear my head, then a day or two for final review and refinement. Once that done, will place it on the White House site to see if it will garner enough signatures to get an answer. May also try… Read more »
Ex va
Ex va

@cj, i had rain all night it finally let up. Lol. Sorry missed you tonight or this morning i should say.

Dennis
Dennis

Yeah, The SKUNK shulkin has to go. I don’t know where or how he got that 6 billion dollar figure budget surplus. Perhaps the little back room deal he had with orange man he was already thinking about getting his greedy little skunk paws on that 18 billion dollar TDIU money!

cj
cj

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Angela
Angela

Benjamin, remember when the Democrats and Republicans confirmed Secretary David Shulkin 100-0 and you put his picture on the top of the page of your news article, well, he looked evil in that picture of himself. Well, Benjamin, where are the Secretary’s horns? Is he about to start growing them? How about his tail? And his pitch fork???
All points to evil.

cj
cj


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namnibor
namnibor

Great swamp beast.

cj
cj

You guys are all up late tonight, are you okay?

Don
Don

I must be missing something! What has the VA done that doesn’t require multiple fixes or replacement?

Dennis
Dennis
From: VA National Headquarters To: VA talent recuiters For: National distribution This memo of understanding outlines VA’s newest strategy in our search for new talent which has now been formally integrated into the VA DDPS system validation strategy. In particular this methodology is believed to be able to shore up VA expertise and recruit the talent from available VA applicants while realigning the culture at VA with more modern standards. In order to streamline the hiring process, the DDPS committee… Read more »
Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran

@Dennis – – – Funny, FUNNY, serious shit. Hope you have a good Memorial Day Weekend.

cj
cj

@Disgruntled Veteran: DV, how is everything with you and the Mrs.?

Ex va
Ex va

@Disgruntled Veteran, @cj, how you gentlemen doing this evening. LOL!!!

@Disgruntled Veteran, how is your wife doing? I hope she is doing better.

namnibor
namnibor

@Dennis- That is truly humorous. “The Art of The Steal”, rather than Trump’s “Art of The Deal”….VA Style. Made my morning.

Dennis
Dennis
From: VA Headquarters To: VA Talent Recruiters Subject: Write in answers on DDPS validation test It has recently come to the attention of The Committee that some job applicants are writing in a answer of “four” at the bottom of the all inclusive agency employment test question required now prior to DDPS cerification. It has been verified by VA OIG that these forms wih the write in answers disrupt the computer from correctly scoring and placing the appicants. This interuption… Read more »
Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran
(Off – Topic) @ANutterVet @cj @Ex va – – – Mama came home from hospital. Fluid restricted diet, and more follow-up appointments scheduled next week. We got a lot of things to do over the next thirty days, will be around when can – – – but not going to spend hours daily reading e-mails from this blog. Will comment on our status from time to time, as can. Going to follow every new post Ben makes though. Need to… Read more »
Angela
Angela

Yep, Happy Memorial Day to Everyone!!!! Be safe as well.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf
To All, This morning, while watching two utube videos, I ran across something y’all might be interested in. I don’t believe a lot of people, especially PATRIOTS, know how deep the corruption actually goes within our government and/or civilian corporations. This would also include the Veterans Administration! There’s substantial proof of “censorship” by the Main Stream Medias no one wants to address! Or, how our government agencies are involved in massive corruption and cover-ups. Causing MSM’s to stay silent over… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Loved the vid especially the part where they were showing Wasermann threating the Chief of the Capital Police force. It is like some little tiny bully poking a bear with a stick.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
For anyone interested great coverage of the Wasserman story as it is unfolding by Luke Rosiak at the Daily Caller. He has done some excellent reporting on Veterans Matters and is a reliable source for information. “Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer’s Alleged Crimes [VIDEO]” “Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment that she says belongs to her in order to build a criminal… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran
Seymore, I’ve read several of those articles and it is absolutely shocking what happened. It makes me think little Debbie was blackmailed early on, and was made to suggest to other Democrats in congress that they should hire these guys. If I recall correctly, Debbie was the first to hire these guys, then shortly after they started working for a few other offices, then even more as time went on. If you look at the other offices that used these… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
91Veteran, I do know what you mean this isn’t some groundless Russian probe. When you look at the names that were on the House Intelligence committee that Pakistani Intelligence. I mean they had access to not only their emails but all of their records stored on the system. Both Republican and Democrat. Some of the biggest swamp creatures. Names like: Chuck Schumer John McCain Jack Reed Mitch McConnell Dianne Feinstein Marco Rubio And at least 10 others and they are… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Elf, have to wonder when they will be holding the special elections to replace all the compromised Congressmen and Congresswomen.

namnibor
namnibor

There should be a master drain plug in the bottom of the D.C. Swamp but only problem is a good share of them had more than their share at all the expensive, high-end dining from lobbyists and the like and may plug-up the drain to do the job.

I suggest we give a laptop to Wasserman-Shultz that has some C4 in it and blow that drain wide open. Pretty sure she should fit in the orifice/anus of the swamp.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Namnibor,

Given this is all been breaking while Trump has been out of the country and it is now being release on a Friday as he is returning. Don’t think they will need the C4.

Although if you are in politics and work in Washington DC. Be sure to bring your umbrella this weather man is call for heavy signs of continuous shit storms on the horizon.

namnibor
namnibor

Seymore Klearly,

We of course need to counter those shit storms with Dennis’ Oregonian Poop Canons. With heavier, constipated form-factor ammo….poop canons with chunks.

Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve
My wife and I love your moniker, “See more clearly” unfortunately those who are in power will not Seymore Klearly; Thus it is up to us to clear the way and elect some clear headed folks. I like the plan that ‘disgruntled vet’ has come up with and we need to go forward united; and insist on these remedies. We are like a kid who tries out for the football team but doesn/’t realize his own strength. We veterans are… Read more »
OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

Crazy elf …..great video, it compresses it very nicely

Dennis
Dennis
Good morning from Oregon!!! We have GREAT weather this weekend. Yesterday was officially summertime at my home. I took my Italian Grayhound pair for a long walk as usual. Yesterday out in the middle of a beautiful lush green pasture (I live on an island known as Goodpasture Island) my male hound suddenly stopped short on trail, with his tail wagging lazy from side to side. He looked up at the warm blue sky and held his head up into… Read more »
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve

Semper fi, Comrade

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

I just have to point out that the Audit Firm hired to audit the Veterans Administration’s financial management processes and software Clifton Larson Allen (CLA). CLA is primarily a wealth management and investment firm. Which deals with managing wealth and investment opportunities.

“http://www.claconnect.com/services/wealth-advisory#Services”

The kind of company you hire to hide your wealth and reduce tax burdens. Not so strong on openness and accountability.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Since Shulkin hired a wealth management firm to do his audit. It does raise a big question in my mind.

Has anyone told Shulkin that he does not actually “own” the Veterans Administration?

91Veteran
91Veteran
Seymore, I see this audit as providing pointers on how better to hide their fraud, waste, abuse, theft and mismanagement. How the hell do you not know you have to account for future liabilities? How many news articles has there been on state pension funds not having enough in them for future liabilities? Same with SSA? Or other kinds of programs? Imagine how fast shareholders would be filing lawsuits against a corporate board if the corporation used such sloppy accounting.… Read more »
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve

Get this imposter Shulkin out he is one of “THEM” not one of “US”
GET HIM OUT, GET HIM OUT, HE IS THE WORM

Dennis
Dennis
There is no human in the land, irregardless of post or title, that can undo corruption once the disease of dishonesty spreads in a bearaucracy from the very top to the lowest denominator. VA is akin to a really good older spy movie that relied on plot rather than special effects. In a REALLY good spy movie the viewer is completely in the dark about just who the spies are and who poses a danger, only in the end to… Read more »
Lem
Lem

This has been a problem for a long time. I was charged for an overpayment of checks I never received. Later a Guam Education Head connected to the University got charged for embezzling but I was never forgiven for the checks I never received in 1975-76. Even after I provided an audit of my bank deposits showing the amount I received was less two checks than what I was charged as having recieved.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf
To: Seymore, 91Veteran, namnibor and all! I knew the video “America is in a civil war and deep crisis” would peek everyone’s curiosity. We, on this and other websites, are finally and completely waking up to the MASSIVE corruption and illegal activities by so many damn reprobates in Washington D.C. and around the world! President Trump has his work cut out for him, IF he truly wants to “Drain the Swamp”! He’s can’t do it alone. He needs the help… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
Hey Elf, “Federal Prosecutor Investigating Fraud, Found Dead in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s District” Carter May 26th, 2017 5:37 pm “A federal prosecutor’s body was discovered on a Hollywood, Florida beach with potential head trauma.” Brandon J. Whisenant, Jr.’s body was found Wednesday by a random individual. The police are attempting to determine if Whisenant’s death was a “homicide, suicide, or something else.” “ “Hollywood police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said Thursday that the body of 37-year-old Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. was… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

I am just going to take a little shot in the dark on who’s passports and Visas he was investigating.

Hina Alvi, Imran Awan and his brothers?

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Reading through some of the Pakistani newspapers and they have been very well protected since their return to Pakistan. Always traveling with a large security convoy.

Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve

time to send in another Seal Team, or special ops group of fellows, I guess, Hmmmm?

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Oh and just a short message to Hina, Imran and his bros.

Watch out for that drone!!!! I t will be coming your way.

Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve

It’s not a drone, it’s a Kami Kazee one way being piloted by Debbie Wasserman Shulz, who has been allowed to die “with honor’ instead of going down stateside via RICO.
Hi, Debbie…Bye, Debbie

Crazy elf
Crazy elf
Seymore, The main reason I brought up the video is because it pertains to IT mismanaged monies, all in our government agencies! And how Ben Krause is on top of it. You, however, have brought more corruption into the fray! The “prosecutor” found dead here in Florida was, in my opinion, due to his investigations into, not only visas, but voter fraud. Which has been reported widely down here! I can see you, and a few others, have been “putting… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
Elf, One thing we certainly know for sure is the money is not going where it is needed at the Veterans Administration and yes most of it is going out the holes in the VAs pockets. What I truly find amazing about this security breach through Wasserman. Is the fact that 49 Democratic members of the house of Representatives put all their emails and information for the Nation at risk by employing these H1B Visa holders. The same Visa Holders… Read more »
Crazy elf
Crazy elf
Seymore, There’s must be some real juicy information about those “Congress Critters” for Wasserman-Schultz to threaten the D.C. police chief! Wouldn’t it be a hoot IF the Awan brothers were to “leak” it to the public!!!! Surely they, the brothers, have devised a plan for “self preservation” against an “untimely death”, ie: Seth Rich, and a whole lot more! (I do believe this last statement isn’t too far of a reach!) Seems anyone wanting to testify against the “Clinton Cartel”… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran
Seymore, Crazy Elf, Its interesting they have the Capitol Cleaner Police investigating this nonsense like it’s a minor theft of trinkets rather than the FBI investigating it as the serious national security threat it is. It tells me there are people on both sides of the aisle that want this kept quiet. Can anyone recall a serious case in the past 25 years where the Capitol Police actually solved a crime without lots of details being screwed up? The H1B… Read more »
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve

You could not be more correct, the corruption goes deep deep deep, 91Vet

cj
cj
@Crazy elf: elf, don’t sell yourself short, your one helluva an investigative researcher in your own rite. I am glad you and Seymore, and 91, and of course Ben,bring so many things to our attention we wouldn’t have otherwise known. I thank all of you for opening my eyes to what you post. Just wish I was capable of putting it all together like you guys. I don’t think I will ever be able to do that. On another topic…….I… Read more »
cj
cj

Or, just simply post a letter you think would be affective in soliciting the help of professional organizers, to help our cause along. I will copy and paste it into a new email to send out. Thank you, in advance.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf
@”cj” Here’s a suggestion —- When you’re on utube, or other websites, and you see something with a “title” that is similar to what Ben is/has discussed, put the information on here! Even if the title is a little off, like the one I put on today about “…a civil war and deep crisis…”! The reason it’s relevant is because of the Awan brothers and their involvement as IT Specialists! And the corruption in Washington D.C.! Which includes the Veterans… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran
Crazy Elf, I wonder if the VA has gotten in on this H1B visa scam. What an easy way for upper management to control an IT employee with lots of administrative access to systems than having the threat of revoking their visa hanging over them? If the VA or any other entity actually does employ H1B visa holders, I suspect they have easy access to personal information that could be used for identity theft. As for marching, the Women’s March… Read more »
cj
cj
@91Veteran,@Crazy elf: Thanks for the reply, it would figure with the organizational infighting. I will just keep plugging away, they are not the only organizers on the planet. I will give it a couple weeks, of reaching out to different organizers. If no response, I will try to figure it out myself. I see what you mean elf, about researching, it’s not the research I have trouble with, it’s making sense of what I find. This might sound strange,….although I… Read more »
James Gallegos
This is part of having a traumatic brain injury racing mind. Our mind thinks faster than our mouth. So we get confused, especially when more than one person is in evolved. Testing shows how we have short term memory. It causes symptoms of bipolar. Some people hear this label and they think we are mentally ILL. We are disabled by trauma to the brain. The VA like other’s use our disability as a means to do what ever they want… Read more »
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