Cockroaches Spotted At Phoenix VA, And We Aren’t Talking About The Leadership There

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Cockroaches Phoenix VA

Real life cockroaches, not just the metaphoric VA leadership cockroaches, were recently spotted at Phoenix VA and exposed by FOX 10.

One whistleblower who caught the cockroaches on video said the Phoenix VA pharmacy has a cockroach program. The whistleblower is a patient who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation by Phoenix VA staff. While sitting in the pharmacy, the whistleblower noticed several cockroaches while waiting for medication.

The videos taken by the whistleblower were forwarded to FOX 10 Phoenix.

“I know they’ve had infestation problems for years,” said Brandon Coleman, in a phone interview. Coleman, a former Marine, is a whistleblower that believes Phoenix VA leadership is apathetic to the problem.

“They’re used to it,” said Coleman. “They’re used to substandard care. I think veterans feel lucky just to get an appointment with the secret wait list going on in Phoenix. A roach is no big deal.”

A VA spokesperson denied that cockroaches were found during an inspection. In a statement:

Whenever insects are reported, our environmental management specialists provide immediate action and ensure the external pest control agencies are notified to come on site for complete remediation activities.

“I’m grateful to the whistleblower who came forward, and hopefully… they’ll make sure there aren’t any roaches for our nation’s heroes because that’s disgusting,” said Coleman.

Recently, Hines VA Hospital, located outside Chicago, Illinois, also had a cockroach program where the roaches were served to patients with food. There, VA OIG confirmed the allegations.

Hines VA plans to spend copious amounts of taxpayer dollars to fix the kitchen.

Source: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/269485600-story

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Lem
Lem

And the VA budget was cut again. Some facilities have to cut corners and kill vets.

Donald Avant
Donald Avant

If you see one in the open there’s thousands in the walls…

VA IS LYINF INC.
VA IS LYINF INC.

NOT TO WORRY VETS THE ROCHES WILL ADD PROETINE TO YOUR DIET SAYS THE VA STAFF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lem
Lem

What is the “surprise” for veterans mentioned yesterday on the media?

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

“Surprise,” pertaining to what?

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Lem – – – what are you referring too? In Hawaii, a response would be, “the kind.” There are too many of the kinds to figure out what one is talking about. Thanks. – – – Nutter.

Lem
Lem

Appears to be the house vote against moving funds from other programs to cover Choice on request of VSOs (on browser news this A M). I heard the “veterans get a surprise” as a lead up in changing channels on a news program and couldn’t get it back. Couldn’t get the fog cleared from my brain in time to catch the channel and then probably watched the wrong channel trying to see what the surprise was.

So I can only get sick until the end of September. But lucky me. I can go to the doc almost every other day. 22 unused authorized visits.

Happy
Happy

I have pics of cockroaches in the phx va for 2 and half years osha doesn’t do anything and the va has used the same poison for that same and we have 37 osha violations plus chief of safety and housekeeping think asbestos fibers cannot be carried by cockroaches

91Veteran
91Veteran

Happy, that reminds me of the pest control contractor for the barracks when I was at Ft. Carson. The barracks were 3 stories, and the contractor would only do one story at a time. You could tell when the contractor did an upper floor by all the cockroaches going down the friggin stairs.

James Gallegos
James Gallegos

Is Phoenix really that bad ! If they are that bad the Denver VA and all southeastern colorado clinics must put Phoenix as second worst VA.

Yes, southeastern colorado clinics and hospitals got a 1 rating and my clinic was the worse of the worse.

Way to go your made it to 0. ! Great manager’s ! NOT !

Jo3n
Jo3n

I’m sure the cockroaches are more at home than the Veterans. Just a looking for a home, just a looking for a home.

Jo3n
Jo3n

@Happy, why did you take the pictures? Why do you still have them? All Veterans need for all of us to stand up. Which VA?

Happy
Happy

This is at the phx va want to see a waste of a million dollars look at the phx va eoc. I can prove cockroaches at the phx va for the past 2 and half years plus counting July going to osha nothing

91Veteran
91Veteran

Rather than going to OSHA, you should be sending those to the Joint Commission Accreditation, Health Care, Certification.

This is a health care problem as much or more so than a work environment problem.

In fact, the Joint Commissions twitter account is @TJCommission. Send them a tweet with the pictures attached.

The VA likes to brag when it benefits them that the Joint Commission gives them accreditation. Why not tweet some pictures to the commission?

Or post the pictures somewhere and I will do it.

Their email address for complaints is complaint at jointcommission dot org.

James Gallegos
James Gallegos

The roaches in Phoenix are what about 2″, you can ride them. If Phoenix VA state’s they did not see them, they are blind.

Maybe they are raising them for racing after they finish playing hungry hippo game !

Jo3n
Jo3n

Sorry, I see Phoenix. I have seen roaches in several VA’s. I don’t believe the VA is worried about insects. I’m sure they are doing as much, with every dollar they can get. That will happen over and over until they get every last one. May take time, but as long as taxpayers put the money in the right account, we’ll get them. You may see a few around, but that’s a residual effect, and may last for a few years. They are dying inside the walls. The closets, storage rooms, very few ever get to the morgue.

Happy
Happy

No pics of cockroaches are in the a wing this is both kitchen and clc I have pics of outdated stuff kitchen used and I can prove it for 2 and half years

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Pentagon & Congress
“Trump promises huge increase in private sector care for veterans”
By: Leo Shane Navy Times 3 hours ago
“http://www.navytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2017/07/26/trump-promises-huge-increase-in-private-sector-care-for-veterans/”

“WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening promised to triple the number of veterans “seeing the doctor of their choice” in coming months as part of an ongoing, ambitious reform plan at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The comments, which came at a veterans rally in Ohio, are likely to again stoke concerns among administration critics of large-scale privatization of VA responsibilities.

At the start of the year, almost a third of all veterans’ medical appointments scheduled through the department were with doctors working outside the VA system, in private clinics. White House officials have previously promised an overhaul of those outside care programs in coming months, with an eye towards sending even more patients to community physicians.

VA Secretary David Shulkin has repeatedly pushed back against concerns that those moves amount to a dismantling of the department, and promising lawmakers repeatedly that both he and Trump aren’t working on a large-scale shift of taxpayer funds outside the government health care system.

But Trump on Tuesday told the assembled crowd crowd that since he took office in January, “we have nearly doubled the number of veterans given approvals to see the doctor of their choice.” He added that “we’re going to be tripling up very shortly.”

The comments appear to refer to the VA’s controversial Choice program, authorized by Congress in the wake of the 2014 department wait time scandal. Usage of that program has risen dramatically since Shulkin and Trump took office.

In an editorial in USA Today this week, Shulkin said that outside care programs for the first half of 2017 VA was up 26 percent over the same period last year. That totals more than 18 million veterans medical appointments being paid for outside of VA facilities.

But it falls well short of Trump’s “doubling” boast. So does the proposed fiscal 2018 budget, which calls for a 9 percent boost in outside care funding, totaling almost $1 billion.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

“Defeat for Tenn. Rep. Phil Roe as House rejects Veterans Affairs legislation”
By Associated Press • 4 hours ago
“http://wmot.org/post/defeat-tenn-rep-phil-roe-house-rejects-veterans-affairs-legislation#stream/0″

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has rejected a plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall in its Choice program of private-sector care following opposition from veterans’ groups.

The vote was 219-186 Monday on a bill to provide a six-month funding fix, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi joined other members of her party in voicing objections after veterans expressed concerns about cuts to other parts of the VA. The Choice program offers veterans federally paid medical care outside the VA and is a priority of President Donald Trump.

Veterans’ groups are seeking additional money for both Choice and core VA programs.

House negotiators now plan to meet with the Senate, where lawmakers are crafting a separate proposal.”

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Full Article at: “http://wmot.org/post/defeat-tenn-rep-phil-roe-house-rejects-veterans-affairs-legislation#stream/0”

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Smoke and mirrors politics at its best. One great big pie for Veterans made out of fake news.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

I know my Butt is getting chaffed from all the smoke being blown.

91Veteran
91Veteran

In my opinion, Pelosi and her horde are simply blocking this to protect their AFGE union friends.

When Choice or talk of privatizing the VA started several months ago, there were several Democrats making public comments that showed what their true concerns were, and it was union jobs.

There may be worthless VSOs whining about money shifting, but that is nothing but a bullshit excuse.

James Gallegos
James Gallegos

How many dead veterans are being refered to choice or live veterans given choice and then appointment canceled and that money sent elsewhere.?

The VA has been sending veterans to choice, so they don’t have to work. More time to play games.

The VA has been advised to pick and choose who gets choice.

Bet it’s the veterans that have been reported as being disruptive.

namnibor
namnibor

“[…One whistleblower who caught the cockroaches on video said the Phoenix VA pharmacy has a cockroach program….]”

The Phoenix VA “Pharmacy Cockroach Program”, (PCP). Program is based entirely on Wm. S. Burroughs’ novel, “Naked Lunch”.

You can bet if the cockroaches were getting into the drugs the VA has been stealing, those cockroaches would find themselves in an unwinnable chemical battle against the larger cock-a-roaches at Phoenix and the VA at large.
Or…?
Will the VA shift the blame to all that missing pharmacy inventory to blame the now-genetically-modified cockroaches and claim the roaches are responsible for removing many Vets off pain medications?
This IS the VA so it COULD happen.

I have a novel idea: How about giving the cockroaches a hand and fair chance at providing a safe medical environment at the Phoenix VA since the larger human cock-a-roaches cannot seem to get with the program and GIVE the cock-a-roach powder and spray to the engorged purple teams at the VA instead? Just as in “Naked Lunch”, those VA employees will soon be talking to their typewriters that also are cockroaches instead of taunting Veterans.

I dare say that the cockroaches would be more sanitary than VA’s current protocol.

91Veteran
91Veteran

Nam, those in pharmacies stealing medicine will be in a battle with VA management over killing any cockroaches if VA management can figure out how to charge the cockroaches co-pay.

If they can figure that out, I see many in VA management becoming cockroach ranchers.

Giddy up little dogey!

namnibor
namnibor

Memories are not always an enjoyable thing to recall. My true life introduction to cockroaches coming from an Indiana farm where I witnessed about every type of animal giving birth, shit, beetles, snakes and all kinds of vermin but never once had I seen a real-life cockroach until I went o basic training in San Antonio, TX.

That first night, staring-upward in bed with fluorescent lights still on, listening and obeying every command, the plastic baffle on those lights had *many* large shadows and those shadows were moving.

Every day in my time in basic, there was massive construction and massive jackhammering going on in periphery where we practiced marching, and stuff. That jackhammering caused an ocean of not only cockroaches, but the Texas-sized Palmetto Bug/flying cockroach variety…so many that when marching, all those smashed but still somehow moving larger than life cockroaches were stuck to the people’s boots all in front of you, meaning you already were pretty sure you also were caked with still-not-quite-dead cockroaches.
We learned from that by stepping on any cockroach, you also are loading your shoes with cockroach eggs and are spreading an almost nearly impossible to rid situation of infestation into even more of a problem by spreading their population.
Also, if you can *see* even -1- cockroach, 1000’s are in the walls and wherever there’s no light and moisture.
I also learned that was a normal day to most Texans in any urban environment **UNLESS** you combat the cockroaches with the veracity of that of nuclear war because they also adapt rather quickly.

The VA’s cockroaches are probably escapees from VA Genetic Insect Nuclear Alteration Program (V.A.G.I.N.A.P.) In other words, escapees from the body cavity of an engorged purple team member. 🙂

Yep, I’m entirely not right in the head.

91Veteran
91Veteran

Nam, given the reports of bed bug infestation at so many hotels, I’m curious how bad the bed bugs are at various VAs that are much harder to see…and kill.

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

Speaking of cockroaches our own gov. have been hiring professional cockroaches since the 60’s…
Why Can’t People See What’s Happening?..Truthstream Media….fbi..cia…turds
“https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPWO3hnDolk”…9 min.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

I remember reading, decades ago, “the cockroach was the oldest living organism on the planet!”
That’s being said, does anyone actually believe we mere humans can kill them off?
The only thing we can do is “move the pesky little creatures to new locations.” When any infestation is found, extermination takes place. All that happens is, many are killed, and the rest of the colony moves along to a new location!
In large buildings, if the exterminators only hit the bottom floor, the problem moves to some other location of the building.
Experienced Exterminators will explain, “A cock-a-roach colony can NEVER be completely eliminated!”
So, unless there’s a new wrinkle in the extermination procedure I’m not aware of, that “problem is here to stay!”

Oh, and while I’m at it. Back a few decades ago, “EasyRiders” magazine put an article in where our government gave “Grant Monies”, millions of taxpayers monies, to research “The Sex Life of the Cockroach!” Nothing was added to any earlier studies! I also don’t believe anything has been accomplished since, either!
Do you remember that?

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

P.S.
And before anyone believes I’m defending VA, wrong!
They should shut down the VA for a few weeks, actually forever would be ideal, to chase the little bastards over to some other locations!

Lem
Lem

Residual sprays can greatly reduce the problem. But they are also dangerous to humans. No problem when DDT was uses with soap to keep it there. Of course that meant everything that ate cockroaches died too. And humans’ exposed developed “clubbing” a sign of pulmonary dysfunction. Especially those that applied it. How are the ends of your fingers? Bigger than the rest of the finger? (clubbing). Clubbing is usually a result of liver damage from alcohol poisoning or drug poisoning. The sign of it or lack there of is the first remark most psychiatrists put in your chart on seeing you in person the first time.

CJ, did I cut the technical jargon enough in this post?

cj
cj

@Lem: Lem,it was a perfect post in all manner. I know others may not have any trouble understanding, but I do at times, and I thank you for dumbing it down for me.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

From: “The Next News Network”
via: “Fox News”
Dated: 25 July 2017 (05:33 minutes long)
Titled:
U.S. Oligarch wants to give YOUR tax dollars to the Ukraine!”

Seems like Congress, democrats, is planning to send “One Half BILLION taxpayers monies to help Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers!”
They’re wanting to “take care of” other countries soldiers, and leaving America’s soldiers in the dust!

This is a must watch video!

cj
cj

That is about as wrong of deal that could ever be made.
Hey I know, let’s call the Saudi’s, maybe they will bail out the American GI Joe/Jane? While we are busy taking care of the world, instead of our own……………….

Jo3n
Jo3n

Woke this morning with, “roaches on my mind”. A Vietnam veteran cannot go to sleep with cockroaches being his last thought. Not without dreaming a little ‘nam. Makes for an average day, and a fairly average night. Hopefully, Happy, with pictures, has shared with one of y’all. Freaking cockroaches. I guess it’s a way of waking up. Off to private cardiologist. Money that choice should have paid for. Service connected, but I just can’t seem to have my heart attack on their time. Veterans friendly VA. Who says that?

cj
cj

Georgia on my mind!

New Song.

Roaches, Roaches, the whole day through.
An’ just an old sweet song keeps roaches on my mind.
Roaches, Roaches, a song of you,
Comes as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines.
Other arms reach out to me;
Other eyes smile tenderly.
Still in peaceful dreams I see,
The road leads back to you.

Light em if ya have em….

Wyldechylde
Wyldechylde

I’ll smoke a bowl to that

namnibor
namnibor

I’ll raise a vaporizer to that. 🙂

Windguy
Windguy

Cockroaches cockroaches in the VA
Climbing the walls,
Infesting the halls

Cockroaches Cockroaches in the ER
Who gives a shit?
Until the next war?

…. credit/apologies to Fiddler on the Roof

cj
cj

@Windguy: Excellent!!!

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Hand Microchip Implants- A company in Wisconsin is using hand microchip implants on their staff for employee time management monitoring, and to use the implantable chips to open doors, buy snacks, log in to computers, and use office equipment. This is not the first time that microchip implants has been in the news, an outright attempt to downplay any concerns that the chips can be used to track every move of someone’s life. The company stated that they will not use the microchip for the purpose of tracking employees outside the workplace. And, to encourage all to participate, the company will hold microchipping parties, and will even serve salsa and drinks. Wow, I’m sold in using chips to monitor our daily activities in life. Yeah, right.

“three-sqaure-market-implant-office-keycard-biohacking-wisconsin”

Short Take- If a drug dealer can be charged with murder for selling opiates to a person that overdoses and dies, then why aren’t there many Doctors being charged for over prescribing pain medications to their patients that overdosed and died? Can you imagine how many VA pseudo-docs that could be fired? Then again, VA PCP’s have the protection of the AFGE Union, and each other. VA does anything that suits their objective of governing themselves.

Even though that I’ve been prescribed Opiates long term, I’ve NEVER been tested for any hormone imbalance or other possible deficiencies that long term Opiate use can effect. Therefore, the VA can prescribe opiates long term without ANY accountability what so ever. I know, I brought this to the attention to my VA PCP, without any concern shown.

Health Update- I finally received a call from the Nurse that visits me every week, and shared with her how I feel, the increase in severity of PTSD symptoms, being insecure of my health care from the VA, and the fear that I have about protecting my life. She told me that she doesn’t know what to do, and that everything that I shared with her, plus her observations pertaining to my health, has been documented. The VA will do nothing more for me. So I lay in a hospital bed located in my living room, and wait. Wait for what? Death? – – – Nutter.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Link should be, “https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/24/16019530/three-sqaure-market-implant-office-keycard-biohacking-Wisconsin”

91Veteran
91Veteran

ANutterVet, this chip implant bullshit is a fix looking for a problem, and has been for some time.

Wisconsin has been pushing chip implants for various issues for some time…because former Governor Tommy Thompson is involved with the company that makes them. Much like the Epi Pen rip-off of mandating them in schools (creating a market), the chip implant goons have been trying to create a market by mandating them for various things.

At one point, they overstepped with some issue, I don’t recall which, but it pissed off a lot of people and the nitwits finally backed off.

If I recall correctly, chip implants may be mandated for various animals in WI, and if they are not chipped, they cannot be taken off the farm to participate in various functions.

That was a result of the dairy and beef industry using chips in their cows, and wanting to lower the cost of doing that by spreading the misery to other animal owners.

Again, it was nothing more than a politically connected industry trying to create a market by mandating something through the force of law.

cj
cj

Hand implant to see how many jag offs really live in Wisconsin, they have an up down sensor, don’t forget the Left handers…

namnibor
namnibor

Screw RFID Implants!!

I have enough daily health problems from the ‘bugs’ the USAF chose to implant with a simple surgical operation and that took place in 1984. Imagine if the VA started requiring RFID Implants. Just imagine the VA having to keep placing yet another grain of rice-sized implant every time they abandon previous contract to a new RFID vendor? A veteran’s hand will in no time LOOK like a bag of rice or giggly cottage skin encased in skin.
No thank you. Plus, the ONLY thing that would work with an implant would be the many selections of Melba Crackers in VA vending machines, and you would be guaranteed to be uploaded a complete stranger veteran’s health record on YOUR chip.
No Fucking Way. I’d rather shovel coal for Satan in Hell. 🙂

cj
cj

@namnibor: I hear you nam, me either, will never allow any kind of tracking device to be installed in my persons. I figure it’s Wisconsin “America’s Dairyland” or as we call it here in Illinois “The cheddar curtain”, they are use to implanting shit into dairy cows in such, (okay, I don’t know shit about farming, and am talking out my ass here) so to me it kind of figures they would move to human subjects.

I lost my train of thought, dunno if any of that makes sense or if it has anything to do with what we were talking about…………..sorry….

91Veteran
91Veteran

Nam, imagine the nitwits at the VA mandating RFIDS.

How many years would RAND have to study health problems caused by the implants before they concluded…more research is needed?

Could you imagine the look on the engorged Purple Teams faces when an amputee shows up to explain why they can’t get the chip implanted in his hand?

After that veteran was added to the DBC for being uncooperative?

After the veteran received a letter saying his meds were cut off for not getting chipped?

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Namnibor @cj – – – I posted this about the hand implants due to the media’s desensitizing efforts, in order to make this controlling technology (nothing new) to go main stream and accepted. Wait for it. Get ready, that revolution is right around the corner.

namnibor
namnibor

They will have to disguise and recode the ‘666’ to appear to be more hip and pop culture, invent apps that will give impulses to get rid of that nasty farting problem or to cause someone else to have a remotely controlled farting problem…now, that would be loads of fun, but still, no implant/tracking device allowed installed on me and I even limit my phone’s ability to do so. I still read Rand McNally USA paper road atlases…:)…I do not need to be someone’s consumerism and marketing slave boytoy. Nope. Not even my cat has an implant. Personal choice. Both mine and cats.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

This is a fact; there are many lethal microorganisms that live on the exoskeleton and in the digestive tract of cockroaches and bed bugs. This was an area of research, that I was trying to find ways to get funded at an undergraduate school in Hawaii, under the supervision of a good friend and microbiology professor. Previously, I was researching to find, isolate, and detect the types of any lethal strains of bacteria contained in the eggs of the fruit fly. – – – Nutter.

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

ANutter……Check this out and let me know what u think……….. Beck blood purifier
“http://www.dragonfly75.com/eng/MEP.html”

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@OLDMARINE – – – I read about the Microbe Electric Purifier, and the concept makes sense to me. This is because if the frequency of any cell is changed at a higher level for a certain amount of time, this will disrupt not only the cell, but can have a negative effect on an organism.

When HIV was first widely publicized, I suggested to my Microbiology Professor to stimulate the blood of HIV patients with a current, but beforehand, tag the cells with an identifier, then some how laser the cells after being detected. I don’t know how to do the latter, but the concept makes sense.

NiteWish
NiteWish

If you haven’t seen this its interesting. Struck by lightning repairs her eyesight.
She’s worn glasses for years, but since the strike, she says she sees just fine without them. And then there’s the color of her eyes.
“http://www.wbtv.com/story/35823018/haleyville-teen-struck-by-lightning-while-working-at-mcdonalds”

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

NiteWish …..Well I better get outside and find a flag pole to hold on to and wait for my boots to get blown off, couldn’t be any worse than VA care….LOL…Or I could just ZAP this guy back to life and he could fix us all …”http://rifemachines.com/index.htm”….When he died so did his cures,,, BAD, BAD, PIG PHARMA. Didn’t want that thing being used, no money curing people…LOL…I have one of those I asked nutter about, Just wanted his opinion, need to use it more often……

Windguy
Windguy

Make Amerika Gag Again

touchavet@gmail.com

cockroach not the only thing. Ever watch the ergonomics of having you’re blood drawn at the VA. The only thing sanitary during that procedure are the haps of the blood sucker.
Puts on sterile gloves and than touches everything around him. The drawers handles which have never been sanitized. Answers the phone with the same gloves he/she looks for you’re veins. Uses the ball point pen etc.Ever wonder why HepC is so rampant in Vets?

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@[email protected] – – – Your comment is another good offshoot of information branched off from my original post. This is exactly why one never knows what others will add to ones post. An example of informing others. Excellent! – – – Nutter.

Lem
Lem

Just protecting themselves from HIV. all we used to use was alcohol to sterilized the area and a sterile needle. (including syringe bulb before the disposable units came out) And before HIV.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Lem – – – Alcohol has to be of high percentage per volume to be effective. Otherwise this will not work!!!

Lem
Lem

90% is typical. that is 180 proof.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Lem,
I remember those days when VHA blood sucker vampires would use the glass syringes and an alcohol cotton ball.
In the early 90’s, at the VHA in Cincinnati, this VERY LARGE Vampirilla tried to take my blood, right after using the same needle on three other veterans. When I refused, she tried to “forcibly take my blood!”
Let’s just say she didn’t know the best way of standing back up once she “met the floor!”
When the police showed up, and saw “Fresh Blood”, (NOT mine), on the hypodermic needle, they escorted HER off the premises! I never saw anything like that since. A VHA police officer actually helping, and standing up for, the veteran and NOT the VA employee!

cj
cj

Cockroaches Spotted At Phoenix VA? McCain offspring no doubt!

cj
cj

-!II!-

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

If you search Google using the words “infestation veterans administration” it calls up about 897,000 results. Looking through the results show the rich history insect, and vermin, infestations at VAMCs.

Well infestation in a civilian hospital could end up with the hospital losing its certifications to practice medicine it seems that it is just a common occurrence at VAMCs. Apparently, the conditions are generally acceptable by the staff until news reports occur pointing out the problems.

An example:

At one VAMC there was a reoccurring problem with maggot infestations in the noses of comatose patients. When a local news service reported on the recurring problem. The VA was then quick to investigate and respond to the press report. A spokesperson for the VAMC responded that not only have the maggots been removed from the comatose Veteran’s noses but their investigation located and removed the cause of the infestation of flies which caused the maggot infestations. Adding “They’re ghastly,” he said, “but they’re harmless.”.

The VAMC blamed the cause on a number of dead mice in a food service are that had not been properly removed by cleaning staff. Also, to insure it didn’t happen again the janitors had been trained in dead vermin removal from food service areas.

Sources: “Maggots found in noses of patients”, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

*****
Personally I believe a better solution would have been to remove all vermin from all VA Hospitals.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Of course, another Great Article on problems with maggot infestations at the VA is:

“Maggot-gate: VA Staff Quit After Maggots Found In Elderly Veteran”
By Benjamin Krause –
December 5, 2016
“http://www.disabledveterans.org/2016/12/05/va-staff-quit-maggots-found-elderly-veteran/”

In that article they were able to successfully remove a number of live vermin associated with the problem.

cj
cj

LOL, I see what you did there….well played Seymore, and true to boot..

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Update on another vermin and maggot infestation.

“Many Questions’: Opponent Calls Out Wasserman Schultz Over Arrest Of IT Aide”
Will Racke Daily Caller New Service
AM 07/26/2017
“http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/26/so-many-questions-opponent-calls-out-wasserman-schultz-over-arrest-of-it-aide/”

“Carla Spalding, the Republican candidate for Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, said Wednesday that there are “so many questions” that remain unanswered about IT staffer Imran Awan, including his access to sensitive or classified information and the nature of his overseas financial transactions.”

““If there was a security breach of Congress by Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz’s aide, then anyone involved in or having knowledge of the crime must be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” Spalding said in a statement. “I trust our law enforcement agents will conduct a thorough investigation and get to the bottom of this. In the meantime, I call on Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to step out of the shadows and come clean about what she knows.”

Wyldechylde
Wyldechylde

Honestly, for the Democrats to even remotely have a chance in succeeding in it’s “supposed” makeover it must immediately divest itself of any and all influence from the likes of the Clintons and Wasserman-Schultz at the least.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

“RNC Chair: Wasserman Schultz Obstructed Potential National Security Threat”
Amber Athey, Daily Caller New Foundation
11:25 AM 07/26/2017
“http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/26/rnc-chair-wasserman-schultz-obstructed-potential-national-security-threat-video/”

“RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel urged Americans to pay attention to a scandal involving a Rep. Wasserman Schultz staffer smashing hard drives and trying to flee the country.

As uncovered by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s investigative team, FBI agents recently seized smashed hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT administrator. Imran Awan has repeatedly tried to retrieve the smashed drives, and on Monday night, he was arrested at Dulles Airport for bank fraud while trying to flee the country to Pakistan. (RELATED: Wasserman Schultz’s IT Aide Arrested At Airport After Transferring $300k To Pakistan From House Office)

McDaniel decried the fact that the story has been largely ignored by the media and the Democrats.

“[Wasserman Schultz] kept him on her staff. He was a taxpayer-funded government employee until yesterday when she finally fired him,” McDaniel said during a Fox Business Network interview on Wednesday. “We need to figure out why he’s under criminal investigation and we’re not hearing that across the country right now.”

“We have to get to the bottom of this, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz has obstructed at every level on something that affects potentially our national security,” she continued. “We are not hearing the Democrats talk about it at all. Where’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz?”

Wassermann Schultz refused to fire Imran until Tuesday despite him being a criminal suspect in a cybersecurity probe that alleges he accessed congressional computers without permission. The Florida congresswoman also threatened a police chief with “consequences” if he continued to investigate a laptop that was used by Imran. (RELATED: Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer’s Alleged Crimes)”

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Definitely agree with you Wyldechylde.

Also about the Batshitcrazy person who will even threaten a police chief on camera during a recorded hearing of a Congressional committee.

“Overlooked class action against Democratic Party and Wasserman Schultz turns nasty”
By Francisco Alvarado
July 26, 2017 at 5:23 am
“http://www.floridabulldog.org/2017/07/overlooked-class-action-against-democratic-party-and-wasserman-schultz-turns-nasty/”

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against BatShitCrazyGirl have filed a motion for court ordered protection.

“Despite the explosive accusations in the lawsuit and the subsequent motion seeking court-ordered protection, there has been no coverage of the case in mainstream media outlets, including South Florida’s newspapers, since it was filed in June 2016.”

“Last month, an attorney representing 150 Democratic voters in a little-noticed class action lawsuit against the DNC and its former chairwoman, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, sought court-ordered security guards for himself, his clients, and his co-counsels and their employees following a string of bizarre incidents in June, including strange phone calls and emails by individuals disguising their voices and a mysterious break-in at the home of one of the plaintiffs.

On June 15, Senior U.S. District Judge William Zloch denied Fort Lauderdale lawyer Cullin O’Brien’s motion after determining that his request would overburden the U.S. Marshals Service because the plaintiffs reside in 45 states and Washington, D.C.”

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Seymore,
The wife just told me that President Trump and DOJ Sessions are “buddy/buddy” again!
Her opinion is, this (alleged) fued between the two was to see, or make visible, how many reprobates were actually against President Trump!
She thinks this because yesterday or the day before, President Trump said “…[he] didn’t realize how deep the corruption went in Washington!” AND, “It was more like a sewer than a swamp!”
A swamp can be seen and the swamp rats/critters are mostly visible. Whereas, a sewer runs hidden below the surface and the sewer has rats/critters NOT visible – in most cases!

Plus, these new revelations concerning “Wasserman Shultz” coming to light. Well, it’s NOT hard to figure out WHO the culprits were who actually “hacked the DNC during the 2016 Presidential election!” Especially since it was Hillary’s people who “…started the Russian hacking & collusion bullshit!”

I don’t know IF I’m stretching things. Only, when there’s proof the Awan brothers were sending information from a laptop to someone, or many someones, outside the United States of America. Where there’s smoke, especially in this case, there’s a raging fire going on!

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Crazy Elf,

Things in America are about to change seriously.

NiteWish
NiteWish

When it comes to maggots I’m glad I’m past the point of hunger pains so this grossness cannot affect my appetite. Maggots have a peculiar smell to them a warning I think to stay away.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

So do VAMCs.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

To All – – – I just posted a comment on Jedidiah Bila’s (JB) FaceBook page. JB is one of the host’s on the View. See the comment where I mention; corruption, K9 PTSD-Alerting Service Dog, and I mentioned Ben’s website. Its under another person’s account. See under the section about Dance Moms interview. For some reason, I couldn’t post under McCain picture, and I’m glad that I couldn’t. McCain is no friend of mine.

namnibor
namnibor

My old time barber I occasionally go to is a not very healthy now elderly Vietnam Veteran and reason I continue to give him my occasional business and he asked me this morning what I thought of Sen. John McCain going immediately for Mayo Clinic outside the VA care?
I did not mince any words and simply stated it’s a shame McCain cannot use his unique and in the limelight presence to clean-up the VA, even BEFORE this current medical woes of McCain. My barber agreed and chimed-in what he thought as well.
Sitting still waiting to have hair cut was an AVID supporter, a LIFETIME DAV member, who thought WE were the self-serving Veterans for even daring to THINK such things about…get this…AMERICA’s HERO.

Yep, I could not keep my mouth shut to that piggy VSO, but I was polite and non-combative. He was acting as if Veterans do not appreciate ALL that DAV and other VSO’s do FOR US.
So, I asked the DAV piggy why they are in cahoots with Big Pharma Drug Co.’s spending oodles of $$$ on daily TV and radio commercials blasting the November …November ballot issue in OH of ‘The Drug Price Relief Act”?
He said, “That’s not neither or hither, we’re talking about McCain!”
I replied, “There lies the rub and disconnect…McCain is not helping Veterans, only himself, just as you VSO’s are ONLY looking out for the VA’s interest and likely a drug company contract that only benefits AFGE or VSO piggies”!!
The DAV fat cat got a bit red in face and pissed and tossed his paper down and as he walked out he said he will tell all his “brothers” to NOT come to that barbershop.
My barber’s weaker voice replied just as the DAV piggy was exiting, “That’s okay, we only prefer real Veterans that do not leave their fellow Veterans behind”!!!
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

I **really** had to bite my tongue and stick with a “less is best policy” and not get myself in any trouble.
The VSO’s in Ohio ARE in cahoots with Big Pharma and I think it’s something Benjamin should look into why the American Legion, DAV, and others are advertising WITH Drug Co’s $$$…is this the new VSO piggy trough, political advertising?
VSO Piggy of the day also looked as if he was the VA’s epitome of health in the need of at least 175 LB weight loss in just the ass section. Wide Screen Ass. (WSA)

(I tend to attract assholes in life and thus a very good reason I remain single with cat and sane) 🙂

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Namnibor – – – I’d like to talk to this jerk. I’m trying to find a way to post a non-tracking phone number (first choice), but then I may have to step it up even further. – – – Nutter.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Sorry Nam, I overlooked the contents of your article. This is not the first time that I’ve done this. All areas of my life has now been negatively effected by the incompetent medical care from the VA. This is the “true trickle down effect.” Sorry for my mix up. Give my best to your long time friend. – – – Nutter.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Namnibor,

A salute to your Barber and you.

91Veteran
91Veteran

Good for you Nam. If Fat Bastard believed what you said was false, and believed the bullshit he was pushing, he would not have turned red and stomped (waddled?) out.

In addition…interesting how he demanded support for the DAV, but how quickly any support for you and the barber was forgotten when you told him the truth.

Windguy
Windguy

In the last couple weeks, the local National Propaganda Radio Station out of Northern California (“California Report” segment in morning show) has had several non-serialized articles regarding the California prison system. Two of them mentioned prison system healthcare. Today’s quote, “Prisoners should at least come out of prison in better condition than when they came in”…

Nobody mentioned cockroaches.

Loves me some Amerikan priorities.

cj
cj

@Windguy: Didn’t a Veteran just make the news for doing something to get put in prison, so he could get the healthcare he needed, and wasn’t getting from the VA?

Windguy
Windguy

I hadn’t heard that. I am no longer surprised by anything.

namnibor
namnibor

THAT would not surprise me one bit. It’s as much of a last-ditch effort when a Veteran loses ALL hope and sets themselves on fire right outside a VAMC parking lot or in their car sitting for weeks.
I never would want to be incarcerated but I can totally see the pragmatic logic in potentially, potentially, receiving better healthcare in prison system than the VA…and funny thing is MOST of America’s Prison System is now entirely privatized.
Why do I mention that?
At least here in Ohio, since the entire privatization of prison herd populations, there’s been MANY news reports of inmates having maggots in their food, Mansfield, OH comes to mind…still a problem but on the bright side, since privatization, there’s been an uptick in escapees, so a Veteran’s chances might be better going to prison, get needed healthcare, kill bubba, and escape. 🙂
Like @Windguy- nothing really surprises me anymore.

Windguy
Windguy

Nammy – nice choices – incinerate or incarcerate. Gets me all flag wavy n’shit

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

To contact ANutterVet, call 1-302-894-3135. I’m on Eastern Standard Time. West Coast callers are 6 hours behind East Coast Time, or another way is to say that I’m 6 hours ahead of your time. Example; when your West Coast Time is 12 Noon, my East Coast Time is 6pm. If you call to try and scam me, an electrical shock will pulse from my end, and this pulse is electrically engineered to singe off your penis and testicles, and the ejaculation process will continually to proceed out of your mouth. Have paper towels ready if you want to fuck around. Not in the mood for games, but more than willing to take your call to show me that you support my effects. When calling, make sure that your Caller ID is on for verification. I’m ready to talk to you.

Calls are Now being accepted. Thank you, Nutter

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Namnibor – – – Now you have my number. Next time your around the Barber, you can have him talk directly to me. Make sure the hair on his teeth is trimmed so the I can understand what he is saying (reduce muffling of ones voice). LMAO. In seriousness, I’ll talk with respect to the piglet.

namnibor
namnibor

My barber was not ‘the VSO piglet”, it was a waiting in chair yet to be seen by other barber and he should have been minding his own piggy business. My barber is fine, well, not healthwise because, he uses the VA.
Most of the piggy VSO admin. type only occupy office and counter space in VA’s, they get their healthcare elsewhere.

namnibor
namnibor

My barber told me they recently cut off his pain medicine for polyneuropathy and replaced it with a double helping of….gabapentin…only thing is, it’s in his freaking health records he’s allergic, deathly swollen leg blood clot allergic, but the VA ignored it. WTF?

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Namnibor – – – I retracted my earlier comments about your friend in an above post. Sorry, this edginess and amped up stressful feelings interfere with my daily reading, thoughts, and many time expressions. Its very hard to keep under wraps. Per your friend taking Gabapentin, wtf, the incompetency is rolled out across our Nation. And, the more this continues, I don’t care anymore, and at some point, if things don’t start to change, some one is going to get hurt. Enough of this life threatening bull shit.

91Veteran
91Veteran

Nam, his only choice may be to go to the VA ER, check in for an allergic reaction, then take a pill and wait.

That was the only thing I did to convince the fuxstix at the VA that I was allergic to NSAIDS after months of trying.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

should be efforts.

Wyldechylde
Wyldechylde

I get scam calls all the time from muslim dialects claim American names like Bob and Scott or Mary. I just tell them I don’t support terrorism and they usually hang up. When the ghetto hood rats with their million mile long nails call me I just ask how much they charge for a blowjob and then chuckle at the string of invectives that get hurled my way 😀 😀
Lately somebody claiming to be from my power provider keeps calling trying to get me to give him info off my bill. I told him to suck my dick. He didn’t like that very much and hung up. Some Achmed Towelhead trying to pass himself off as “Scott” mmmhmmmm sure thing buddy

Wyldechylde
Wyldechylde

gah this should be in reply to Anuttervet

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Wyldechylde – – – Don’t say the word, yes, over the phone. Yes is the word they want to record to screw up any charges relating to any accounts in your name. I just keep on repeating, fuck you, fuck you, or I continually hit the #9 on the dial pad. By pushing #9, this most times tells their device to delete your number.

NiteWish
NiteWish

The time difference is 3hrs from East coast to West coast.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@NiteWish- Your right, my mind was on the beach at Kona Hawaii. Thanks, I missed that.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

** Correction – – – Time difference from West Coast to East Coast is 3 hours. West Coast being 3 hours behind East Coast. Thanks NiteWish for catching this.

NiteWish
NiteWish

No problemlemo my parents when alive lived in NJ I had to always be mindful of the time.

namnibor
namnibor

Opposite of this time-change problem, until only a few years ago did my little stripe of farm country Indiana NEVER participate in daylight savings time…it was like this locked in wormhole of time tiny community…that’s now turned into a heroin and meth opioid head crackpipe asscrack of society with farmers having to fend-off zombie like heavy druggies from stealing parts off farm equipment or siding off barns to sell for scrap for…more drugs. How the fuck does this happen?
I could never move and live back there again because I would end-up in jail for shooting someone.
Again, it’s only for their safety, I refrain. Setting sites on Colorado in next couple years. Providing AG Sessions does not ruin that as well.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Sessions, I still can’t take to this character. Reminds me of an old hick. @Namnibor responded in the past, “that’s because he is.”

91Veteran
91Veteran

Nam, if you move out out here to CO, I suggest staying away from the Boulder/Denver areas, as well as the I70 corridor west unless you are further west than Rifle, CO.

Too many raging asshats in those areas wanting to control your life.

Other areas are becoming infested, but not as bad as the Denver area.

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