ProPublica published its piece about the Mar-a-Lago trio, including Marvel Comics Ike Perlmutter, who are believed to be the shadow leaders running the agency.

Once word got out there, my inbox got a flood of emails from readers concerned about the news, which certainly appears true. Now, a host of major news publications are running the story.

As to my question in the titled, I think it is clear that answer is “Yes,” at least for certain decisions.

Based on the emails gleaned through FOIA, it sounds like Perlmutter and his friends are calling the shots. While the trio claim to be offering informal advice, documents and interviews of former VA officials give a different impression.

But hundreds of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and interviews with former administration officials tell a different story — of a previously unknown triumvirate that hovered over public servants without any transparency, accountability or oversight. The Mar-a-Lago Crowd spoke with VA officials daily, the documents show, reviewing all manner of policy and personnel decisions. They prodded the VA to start new programs, and officials travelled to Mar-a-Lago at taxpayer expense to hear their views. “Everyone has to go down and kiss the ring,” a former administration official said.

On another occasion, ProPublica notes, Moskowitz “wanted Apple and the VA to develop an app for veterans to find nearby medical services. Who did he bring in to advise them on the project? His son, Aaron, who had built a similar app. The proposal made Apple and VA officials uncomfortable, according to two people familiar with the matter, but Moskowitz’s clout kept it alive for months. The VA finally killed the project because Moskowitz was the only one who supported it.”

Moskowitz has also worked to stall a $10 billion contract for the VA to buy new record-keeping software from a firm called Cerner “because he used a different Cerner product and didn’t like it.”

Now what? Is this abnormal? Can it be stopped?

Maybe I have been covering VA news for too many years, because my first reaction to this information was merely a yawn.

Cronyism is the name of the game within VA. And, I can promise you the Mar-a-Lago rings were not the only things being kissed to get approval inside that agency over the past decade.

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Many stakeholders hold sway over agency decisionmaking who are unelected. Corruption and kickbacks never cease, whether on a small level or significant through outsourcing of processes or systems.

The Cerner deal, referenced in the ProPublica piece, is just one of many examples of outsourcing where lobbyists no doubt played a significant role. How about the $20 billion IT revamp approved just a few years earlier? Or what about the $6.8 billion outsourcing of disability exams to QTC Medical in 2016? What about the Aurora VA hospital debacle at $1.8 billion – a cool billion over budget?

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These were all deals where the genesis of the deal started under the previous administration. Nothing is new when it comes to outsourcing services to veterans previously performed by the agency that is now just a shell of what it used to do.

A lot of folks are worried that some Mar-a-Lago shadow group will somehow make the agency worse off than it was.

I don’t mean to make light of the new corruption allegations. If true, the Mar-a-Lago corruption should get sorted out, but, I am not clear things can get much worse than where we have been as a veteran population getting services from the most corrupt agency in the federal government for decades.

When asked about it today, one former VA administrator said, “We are no closer to fixing Veteran’s healthcare than we were in 2014.”

I guess the takeaway is to try not to lose too much sleep with this news and speculation since things cannot get much worse for veterans than the corrupt snubbing we received at the hands of VA, its IG, and the FBI, when that trio whitewashed the massive fraud and corruption that resulted in the deaths of many vets circa 2014.

To be continued… I am sure this election cycle will see a host of stories coming out that Democrats will run on – – and since Democrats stand to gain the most, I can assure you this story will get coverage for months in the MSM.

President Trump, VA is your problem now, and tossing its problems to your cronies to work on is not the best way to handle this (psst, and it may not be legal).

You better fix it, or you will go down looking like a fool who was bamboozled by bureaucrats who outsmarted you.

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51 COMMENTS

  1. So the modern day version of Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency is now called Mar-a-Lago? Well, so long as they are just as effective at getting the job done in like style then I say, Why not? Hell, a Pinkerton in every AFGE shop might be worth the official time to fund it? They clearly already made it into the VA police union so maybe it is already done?

    • Oldmarine,
      Great video.
      Here’s something else to ponder. Decades ago, another person reached the office of the President by,
      1) Using the (corrupt) Catholic Church.
      2.) Used the (old) Mafia.
      There were other “factions” and “factors” which helped this man gain access to the office of POTUS. These two were what comes to mind quickly.
      After he became POTUS, he went against the Mafia and Catholic Church.
      First, he made his younger brother AG!
      This was the beginning of the downfall of those two “organizations” and POTUS.
      His name – President John F. Kennedy!
      Remember what occurred in November 1963? I do!

    • A couple things caught my eye from the vid. Trump and Addleson have the same hair stylist. Loved the photoshop of MmMunchkin and Ivanka wearing pointy Osiris hats. But I’m still trying to figure out the Putin/NWO/Addleson/Soros connection. But it’s nice that we cleared up this Deep State shit and got back to bidnez with the JewLumiNazibergs.

  2. “[…Cronyism is the name of the game within VA. And, I can promise you the Mar-a-Lago rings were not the only things being kissed to get approval inside that agency over the past decade….]”

    There’s a LOT of square-footage of ass to be kissed at the VA. With that thought, I shall go vomit my breakfast omelet.

  3. The VA turtle against the Marvel hare?
    Maybe there’s no connection… but, we’ve been enlightened to think first “follow the money” on ALL things VA.
    The last couple of years has provided a new Marvel’s something or another every month or so while SC veterans wait sometimes years through VHA for care for their conditions or a diagnosis, others wait way more years for their BVA case resolution, and there is also “limited space” for burials.

    • Some On, Some Off Topic – And another tactic the VA uses, is to use the Veteran’s home dynamics and operational functions (sounds Corporate doesn’t it), to take into consideration of the Veteran’s residence or living arrangements. In other words, where the Vet is struggling, and how much it hurts (a lot of power there).

      The complexity comes when a Veteran (yes like me), files a complaint with the WH’s Veteran Complaint or Hotline, or let me talk to someone that has POTEE’s ear. And when the Veteran let’s the VA PCP know of this disagreement, dispute, violations of the VA’s own Policies, that in continuance, and by this Veteran complaining, has made the VA to go into a mode of inconsistency of medical protocols to treat, serve, and to protect this Veteran.

      In conclusion, this Veteran believes to be true, that the VA has openly and intentionally violated ports of their many Policy’s for the better treatment of Veterans. But yet, it’s that Tort Law in the way, causing there to not only be a shortage of Attorneys, but VA cases are expensive, plus there’s not many Attorneys that practice in the legal fields related to the VA.

      So, for the VA to change we need to realize that the VA is multi-faceted, interconnected by closed door agreements and personal honor systems that aren’t of VA’s Policy’s. Even though, there’s much sort of under the table things happening at the Medical Center level too. Each VAMC Director is like a little VA Secretary. Each Director doesn’t follow the same VA code when working within their own facility in which they are responsible for operating and managing.

      So what VA does is to tie one up with multiple health issues, leading into complaints, misunderstandings, and disagreements, all this energy is a negative to the Veteran. And we’re not only talking about the actual time spent with this. I’m talking about the emotional drain, and how it effects other members, and their service animals of the Veteran’s. The VA know very well that if they can cause pressure in a Veterans household, kindly and gently referred to as nad squeezing, which the VA somehow has an influence in making it come into realism; VA causes shit to happen.

      Yes, the VA is what I refer to as a JanusManyTimesOver (JMTO). Janus meaning many faces, and such is the VA. So shit, do you think I believe that Trumps family should be all in our Gov’t? Really don’t give two shits. Just as long as our military Veterans are properly taken care of, and that the VA TRULY Creates an Open-Door Policy, where employees and Veterans can submit ideas, complements, complaints, suggestions, and all in a welcoming spirit.

      Shootz, when I bring something up new, there’s a scramble. Like I always ask for and like is, “over-easy please.”

      FUCK YOU EVERYONE RELATED TO VA WHO DOES NOT HAVE THE BALLS TO STAND UP BE COUNTED AS TO WHERE ALL THE PROBLEM AREAS IN THE VA THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED.

      And hey, it’s time that we call these people out. Whether it’s a diplomatic style or in their face. I say this because of this, “Life is first above all things.” So as the VA leadership dicks around, many Veterans are getting the shaft big time.

  4. Let’s see here!
    We had “Old McDonald” using “Disney” as a way to improve the VA.
    Now we have “Marvel” helping improve the VA!
    Damn, can’t we get out of “comic book land” to start improving the VA?

      • Whether Disney, where Mickey is fucking Goofy, Marvel where pseudo Avengers have answers for everything, or D.C. in Gotham…whatever the VA does to adopt anything from said entities will surely further bastardize them as well as further back-up the sewer pipes at the VA.

      • namnibor, “Mickey is fucking goofy”, now what shall i tell the kids, that’s going to leave a mark.
        Hasn’t the VA ever heard of Liquid Plumber for Christ’s sake’s.

      • @march hare- The VA’s liquid plumber was replaced with a lifetime contract for vaseline with highly abrasive sand suspended in it, sparing no expense, I suspect it was garnet-based sand…

      • I gave up on Disney a while back after hearing about how Minnie had filed on Mickey over that Goofy bull shit. Then Mickey hasn’t been paying any of his support payments for all those Mouseketeers. Guess that is where the VA got the idea to dodge Veterans Choice payments to providers called the Goofy maneuver.

        Now we have Marvel giving pointers to the VA and of course this year line up of the cast of characters on some of their shows coming out of the closet. Like who knew that the big secret behind Supergirl is her Transgender issue. Kind of ruins the idea of Supergirl in tights for me.

        So next, with the rumors about Popeye and Brutus getting caught naked in the spinach patch all covered in Olive Oil and how Whippy is working a Gloryhole in the McD’s bathroom for hamburgers. It won’t be long and we will be hearing how Looney Tunes is running the VA.

  5. On past decade. VA Choice was instigated from outside by a lobbyist seeking privatization which became the Choice Contracts to Tri Care and Health Net in excess of $25 billion with an excess of $25 million paid to each of the company’s top executives. Yawn, nothing new. Who got the hardware contract instead of a software contract for VA health care records?

  6. Marvel Hero’s. How the American Hero’s.

    The veteran’s. Fictional hero’s distroy America.

    Or want to be hero’s. Guess this guy is going to wear a super hero out fit or promised Trump that he will portray Trump as a superhero with cape and all peering with his hand above his eye’s scanning for bad guy’s from the roof of the white house.

    What name will be used for the newest crime fighter. You name him !

    • “[…What name will be used for the newest crime fighter. You name him !]”

      Okay, I’ll try: “SEPSIS SEWER SWAMP MAN”. (no cape, know his presence by the orange glow of jaundice)

  7. cj ¯¯̿̿¯̿̿'̿̿̿̿̿̿̿'̿̿'̿̿̿̿̿'̿̿̿)͇̿̿)̿̿̿̿ '̿̿̿̿̿̿\̵͇̿̿\=(•̪̀●́)=o/̵͇̿̿/'̿̿ ̿ ̿̿

    I thought Cerner, NOT getting any VA deals was a GOOD THING? Didn’t you write about this earlier, where the last VA secretary clown stood to make millions if Cerner got this deal? Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, witch is most of the time.

    • cj ¯¯̿̿¯̿̿'̿̿̿̿̿̿̿'̿̿'̿̿̿̿̿'̿̿̿)͇̿̿)̿̿̿̿ '̿̿̿̿̿̿\̵͇̿̿\=(•̪̀●́)=o/̵͇̿̿/'̿̿ ̿ ̿̿

      I won’t see any replies till tonight, out for the rest of the day.
      Later gators -!ii!-

  8. IMNSHO.

    Gravity of the situation. Dire, desperate, point of no return. FUBAR.

    The appointed/stakeholders/nepotisms/stockholders/lobbyist have more power than elected officials – the puppets, no transparency, no firing, no public accountability, no nothing. Lobbying is nothing more than legalized pay offs, bribes, behind the scenes deals legal or not, American or not. People think there isn’t any insider trading going on or leaked info or lies about ‘sealed contract proposals and costs?” To ‘seal the deal’ and for whom. How can it be that business owners, the well to do, the cliques gain more business, get ultra wealty, connect, get the contracts, etc., when appointed….errr elected…shoe horned into office? Only the wealthy and corrupt can run for office. All about the money and who ya know. Gulp, swallow the idea that voting may change things and trustworthy?

    Not able to question the ‘official narrative,’ ‘revised history,’ on many things. That includes war time stories, how wars started them, who started them, why, for who and what and propaganda that we are bombarded with from birth or from tradition to schooling to documentaries to bathe in till the proper knee-jerk reactions result, etc. Social engineering. That includes us peeps, wage slaves, pawns, meat to fight other’s wars (shadow government) so they or theirs don’t have to shed an ounce of their own blood. ‘Let those silly socially engineered Americans do it for us.’ “Americans know we control them.” Install the puppet governments and install the NWO. Where is that slime bag Marxist Nikki Haley at now to encourage the fall of Venezuela, to implement our machines (mob bosses) into their lives like we have other countries while ours turns into a third world hell hole or Mexico like. Ha, and Russia is an enemy because they want no part of our Federal Reserve and forms of controls, shadow governance and corruption?

    “Get sorted out?” Not a chance. Ben, you have to say “allegations” I must say by experience ‘facts and some hard realities.’ No conspriacies, no games, no semantics, no activist labeling to cease converstions like bigot, hater, supremacist, racist, instigator, disruptive, etc. We are talking CERCO, SERCO, SES, DARPA, DHS, black ops, black budgets, special known Pentagon budgets and abilities. People think that “Skull & Bones,” Masonics, self protecting and supporting greek societies and fraternal orders, Zionist societies, lefty academics to unions or student union groups are just small change or for the people or college kiddies. The list goes on and on. POTUS, SCOTUS, Congress et all, those “at the top” and ‘ring kissers.’ A network of rings and asses to be kissed actually. Hence me being called up on corporate carpets or in the judges chambers to be told basically… ‘you are just a piss-ant on an elephants ass.” Or told who or who not I should be dragging in court or trying to fight against. “Good case, case dismissed, you can leave now.” Oh that federal brief and info was just lost… too bad. No misconduct or lack of eithics there.

    Sports, the Shaqs, kneelers, open border crowd, Bill Gates, Suckerberg, to whomever or Hollywood any different? Innocent? Not when they hold stocks like politicians do with health care or the enemy of free speech like Google, FB, YuckTube, and on yet get better health care, entitlements and attention than we do. One law, advantages, influence, punishments, leeways for all the above another for us. Dont dare grieve or complain, evil pawns. That is more reality, generationally prevalent and allowed. So much happening in short order to contend with and the nation ready to implode. Complacency, cognitive dissonance, goofy partisan politics, identity politics, don’t want involved. Then half the country wanting total collapse or for communist controls while we are invaded to patient care takes a dump, health care networks go all out to protect their own…. comrades and activist?

    The connections, deep pockets, budgets, secret agendas never end. Add VA/contractors to the list:
    “https://www.activistpost.com/2013/01/top-10-most-dangerous-us-government.html”
    “https://www.businessinsider.com/17-agencies-of-the-us-intelligence-community-2013-5”
    “http://projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/articles/a-hidden-world-growing-beyond-control/”

    Ha Ha…all kiss the channel or network of ‘the ring or rings.’ The short known list:
    “https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/a”

    Oops they pulled that page of some exposure too:
    “https://www.forbes.com/billionaires/free_forbes/2003/0317/115.html/” GONE. Another one bites the dust.

    Might as well face the facts. There is a crack-down like hard censoring going on… non stop. No denying that. Little transparency. Corporal punishments, collective punishments, non PC punishments, non bowing punishments. Tid-bits leaked that are ‘allowed’ to be leaked. Just like all the other corruption to covering up of injustice and evils… we hear just little of. Just like my town and state has done for years now… and got by with it all. Ring and ass kissing, bowing to the long list of sacred cows, insider deals, cronyism, nepotism. Kiss not and suffer the consequences. Here it can start with the mighty ruling Hulman family, the Indy 500 cliques, the wealthy/connected/immune from prosecution/above laws cliques that is international and caters to the worlds elite, clubs and criminals. Oh we are supposed to support the community, lying scum at the VA and their extended activist, nepotism, their perveyors, the self-serving corrupt elite, the ‘connected.’ Kiss all their rings or don’t make it. Kiss it all, bow to their agendas, submit, assimilate, or lose it all. Keep the peeps ignorant, brain-washed, distracted, suffering, opressed but tell them they are free, we are ‘number one’ away from information and truth. Who are those at the “top” more concerned with? Who are they still sending billions and trillions of dollars too and how much just comes up “lost” or missing? Freedom of speech is history or will be totally ceased, historical facts buried. More ring kissers (both parties) are bringing in European styled hate crime and hate speech legislation to silence us completely. Too many wrongs to even list.

    Really, just what is Trump, Bush, Obummer, Clintoons, Pedophiles, criminals, Congress any at the top doing or have done about any of it? What are they doing about the fascist, local dictators, ring bearers/wearers and censors today? Thinks any of them has or will step on the wrong toes or offend our puppet masters/shadow masters when it all comes down to powers, control, greed, and money? Who and what matters or issues are we supposedly or never allowed to discuss or mention less all hell breaks loose and labels fly? Don’t ask who some secret investor or stockholder is.

    Been up all night on and off getting this rant out. I’m going on a bitch-fest I think. About had my fill of this sick ass country.

    “The new policy will allow children that have live bugs in their hair, to stay in the classroom.”
    “https://www.mywabashvalley.com/news/bugging-out-over-head-lice/1355728164”

    Not hard to see why Trumpster made so many picks from totally occupied and brain dead Indiana. And is allowed to run rampant over vets, citizens, whatever, whomever.

    Don’t embarrass, don’t offend. The movement to allow illegals, thugs, gang members, into professional circles like law, medicine, etc., to work in the VA and government positions for reparation, to all being equal, improve inner-city life, ghetto/barrio life, lower entrance scores and such to allow for it… and more is just pure insanity. Bring the smart down to dumb level, those with higher abilities no need to apply, give them bugs to fit in. And I am an evil terrorist shunned by all the commies and true terrorist locally?

    Eye break time. I’ll be back.

  9. ProPublica Ben? Really?? These people are all die hard Democrats who are clearly registered as same and have admitted they never have voted for anyone from any other party BUT Democrat. And you expect them to be objective? I say the same thing about right wing newspapers and sources like Fox and the Washington Times. Maybe if we had more people like Walter Cronkite, who was a Democrat but NEVER allowed his politics to be put into the story like the talking heads of the media today do, we would be better informed and news would be better trusted then it is now

  10. Fuck Marvel………personally I’d much rather have Looney Tunes running the show, with Wile E. Coyote and the Acme corporation at the helm. At least Wile E. Coyote tried like hell to reach his goal. More than we can say about today’s VA.

    FUCK VA
    FUCK AFGE

  11. Soon all these comic VA characters will be featured on the Sunday funny strips or there will be a comic book dedicated and on store shevles protraying veterans suffering and the big wigs laughing while the veteran gets the shaft on every chapter with no ending

    • that’s what we need…an indy comic portraying a veteran or veterans who have had it and set out for revenge against the evil and corrupt VA. Punisher style…

      I’m available for writing 😀 😀 😀

  12. FAKE NOOOS, FAKE NOOOS, FAKE NOOOS, TRUST ME IM LYING IS THIS ADMIN. MOTO BECAUSE of THE TRUMP BOTS WILL BE-LIE-VE IT maybe Clinton had some secret plan to in her Emails to Overthrow the VA, Fk I bet its on that server…Dam Truth, I mean Dems are always trying to get an advantage….

  13. Trump promised he would “fix” VA, and by God this proves he meant it. How can you ingrates possibly complain about your benefits being in the hands of cartoon characters and comic book super heroes?
    TRUMP 2020 — Twenty for treason and twenty for obstruction.

  14. Trump lied about creating a White House Hotline for vets. He lied about having a plan that would provide health insurance for every American. He lied about vets getting a medical card good anywhere Medicare is accepted. He lied about getting rid of the swamp creatures. He lied about massive firings at VA. He lied about getting personally involved in the VA problems of individual vets. There is video of all of these lies. At this point, if I, as a veteran, found myself still defending Trump, I would drown myself in a bucket.

    • Our leaders have no vision for the future of the country, they have almost all been blinded, or compromised by greed. And these rich fucks are just like a bull in a china shop, what they don’t step on and break they shit all over.

  15. This is a simple fix…..

    America’s veterans must go and take care of this ourselves.

    What do I suggest? What do I mean?

    WE GO AND PHYSICALLY TAKE OVER EACH AND EVERY VA FACILITY BY FORCE IF NEED BE. REMOVE EACH AND EVERY PROD THAT IS IN THERE DOWN TO THE JANITOR….. PRIOR TO THIS, BUILD A POWER LIST OF VETERANS WHO ARE WILLING TO GO AND WORK AT THE VA..

  16. “AFGE Recounts Evictions, ‘Union Busting’ at Federal Agencies”
    By Erich Wagner, Government Executive, July 12, 2018, 84 Comments

    “Union leaders representing employees at the Social Security Administration, the Veterans Affairs Department and the Bureau of Prisons said management is moving to evict unions from office space, preventing them from taking documents off-site and blocking them from using official time or unpaid leave to represent workers.”

    Full Article at: “https://www.govexec.com/management/2018/07/afge-recount-evictions-union-busting-federal-agencies/149688/”

    ***********
    Better Title — Mouseketeers Evicted

  17. Waited for it and here it is. All the Mickey mouse political grandstanding to follow up on the story published in ProPublica. Who knew, that someone might be getting all political about a story published in a rag named ProPublica during an election year.

    “Lawmakers Call for Broad Changes at VA After Report of Mar-a-Lago Members’ Influence”
    By Eric Katz, Government Executive, Today at 5:14 PM ET

    “Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., the top Democrat on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, wrote a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie saying he was “deeply concerned” that three men with no official connection to the department were involved in daily decision making. ”

    “Walz noted that the outsiders were allegedly making personnel decisions, pushing for new programs and potentially personally benefiting from the positions for which they advocated. The ranking member said he was opening an investigation into their influence at VA…”

    “Walz also asked for notes from any meeting in which they participated, as well as information, including associated costs, related to any taxpayer-funded trips by VA employees to Mar-a-Lago. A VA spokesman declined to say whether the department would provide Walz with the information he requested, which the congressman asked for by the end of August.

    “We appreciate Rep. Walz’s views and will respond to him directly,” said Curt Cashour, the spokesman.

    A spokesman for VA’s inspector general, meanwhile, said the office was aware of the reports and is “monitoring the situation.” ”

    Full Article At: “https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2018/08/lawmakers-call-broad-changes-va-after-report-mar-lago-members-influence/150421/”

    • More Grandstanding for the election year by the man running for Minnesota Governor and who is the ranking member of the House Veterans affairs committee that has consistently approved all the wasteful spending done by the VA. Seems he was already for the article to hit the public and had his lines rehearsed ready for the press when the ProPublica story hit..

      Democrats Vow Investigation of VA’s Shadow Rulers After ProPublica Story
      “This situation reeks of corruption and cronyism,” said the top Democrat on the House veterans committee.
      by Isaac Arnsdorf, ProPublica, Aug. 8, 9:27 p.m

      “Democratic lawmakers said they will investigate how three outsiders have been shaping policy and personnel at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A ProPublica investigation Tuesday revealed the vast influence of the trio, who often meet at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.

      Tim Walz, the ranking Democrat on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, sent a letter to the agency’s new secretary demanding that the VA hand over all records of contacts between agency officials and the three men, who are sometimes referred to as the “Mar-a-Lago Crowd.”

      “This situation reeks of corruption and cronyism,” Walz (D-Minn.) said in a statement. “If these revelations prove true, and VA is being secretly run from the shadows of Mar-a-Lago by individuals with no accountability to taxpayers and who have never served in the United States military or government, then that would amount to an unprecedented, disturbing, and profoundly unacceptable betrayal of our nation’s veterans.””

      Full bogus smear campaign at: “https://www.propublica.org/article/democrats-vow-investigation-of-va-shadow-rulers-after-propublica-story”

      • But truth be told, as Walz tries his hand at being Snidley Whiplash impersonating Dudley Do-Right his political days are coming to an end. Every Vet in Minnesota knows that he has been failing as the ranking member of the Houses committee on Veterans Affairs for quite a long time now. And with the Democratic parties war on white heterosexual males limiting the funding for any runs Walz’ has.

        Add to that President Trump’s recent rally in Minnesota and Vice Presidents Pence recent fund raiser in Minnesota. It isn’t looking to good for the outcome of Walz’s Snidley Whiplash impersonation of Dudley Do-Right.

  18. Ex-psychiatric nurse charged with defrauding insurance companies
    Bayan Wang, Arizona Republic Published 7:00 p.m. MT Aug. 9, 2018

    “A former psychiatric nurse who treated veterans in Maricopa County without a nursing license was indicted by a state grand jury Monday for multiple felony charges, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office said.”

    “Bell operated under multiple aliases, used stolen identities of other nurses and former patients, while billing insurance companies for several services that were not provided between January 2017 and February 2018, according to an indictment charging her in Maricopa County Superior Court.

    Conner was not able to specify whether Bell committed these crimes while working for a medical facility or through a private business.”

    “Additionally, Bell is accused of treating three U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs patients without a license and forging several identification documents, medical certifications and other credentials, Conner said.

    The Nursing Board has questioned Bell’s conduct in the past, after a domestic-violence incident and possible mental health issues in 2013, state records say. It led to the license revocation in 2016.

    At the time, Bell was licensed under the name Sukanlaya Hughes, and she admitted to the Nursing Board that she was charged with assault, disorderly conduct and criminal damage during a dispute with her former husband, the report says.

    The board launched an investigation and suspended her nursing licenses in November 2015, which led her to submit a flurry of nursing applications containing falsified information to several other states, then again in Arizona, officials said.

    “After the summary suspension, she reapplied to the same board, our board, under a different name,” Mamaluy said.

    At one point, Bell had nursing licenses issued to her in Arizona, Oregon, Hawaii, Washington and Nevada, officials said.”

    Full Article At: “https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-breaking/2018/08/09/ag-ex-psychiatric-nurse-used-veterans-defraud-insurance-companies/943257002/”

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    “Arizona, Oregon, Hawaii, Washington and Nevada”. That is one persistent mole in the VA Whack-a-Mole game.

  19. US Veterans Get Wheelchair Upgrade With Revolutionary Israeli ‘Wheel Tech’
    By Allegra Diamond, NoCamels, August 09,2018

    “US army veterans are getting their wheels in motion – literally – thanks to an Israeli-based startup supplying them with a revolutionary, new shock-absorbing wheel that will give them a more comfortable, secure ride.

    The Department of Veteran Affairs signed a deal in July to purchase wheels for wheelchairs from Tel Aviv startup SoftWheel. The groundbreaking firm, which has developed a unique suspension technology is set to provide the organization with wheels for 2,000 wheelchairs over the course of three years. The Department Of Veteran Affairs will pay $4.5 million for the buy.”

    SoftWheel Chief Revenue Officer Hanit Marinov, who tells NoCamels that the agreement was made through Ki Mobility, a wheelchair manufacturer partnering with the US Department of Veteran Affairs to produce wheelchairs, confirmed that it’s the largest deal ever for the wheel tech startup and appreciates that it “focuses on the benefits to veterans and the access it gives them in their daily lives.”

    “The best thing to say about this deal is that we’re proud to be a supplier to the VA through Ki Mobility,” she says, “The American VA [deal] is dramatic for us because of the quantity we’ll be providing [for veterans.] We’re very proud to be a part of this.”

    According to Marinov, any wheelchair-bound veteran in the United States is eligible to request a set of wheels fully funded by the VA. One of the goals of the deal, she says, is to allow access to as many veterans as possible.

    The company says it is important that the wheels be “compatible with any wheelchair frame,” which is true in the case of the Acrobat, which the company calls the world’s most advanced wheel system helping “riders achieve the ultimate combination of comfort and performance, incredible improvements in energy-efficiency and significant impact reduction on the spine and back.”

    Full Article At: “http://nocamels.com/2018/08/us-veterans-wheelchair-softwheel/”

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    I really have to point out that there are 4 wheels on each wheel chair the two big ones and the two small ones and it appears that they only sell the big ones and the wheel Chairs are not self-propelled. So, with the $4.5 Million only equipping 2000 Wheel Chairs that works out to be about $2250 per chair.

    Of course, you can buy a great self-propelled wheel chair for much less than the price the VA will be paying to retrofit wheel chairs with the wheels shipped from Israel.

    Why doesn’t the VA buy American made Wheels?

      • It is and he is connected by website used by the Iranian brothers that were working all those deals with Shulkin to provide the Russian software compainies all of the VA medical records.

        See: “https://venturebeat.com/author/hanit-marinov-perion-lightspeed/”

        The Iranian brothers used the same “venturebeat dot com” website to peddle BS stories about themselves as successful business people.

  20. From the masters of chaos.
    “exposing just how vast the Pentagon and CIA programs for partnering with Hollywood actually are, based on some 4,000 new pages of formerly classified archived documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.”
    “https://seeker401.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/here-are-410-movies-made-under-the-direct-influence-and-supervision-of-the-pentagon/”

  21. He already looks like a fool & we know anyone can outsmart him because he’s an idiot…

    My take away from this: DT keeps screaming shadow government deep state – yeah buddy there’s a shadow government BUT DT put it in place & is the one using it (for his own gain) Does he ever stop lying? We’re up to almost 4300 lies (in less than 2 years) which breaks down to roughly 8 lies a day. I don’t even bother listening to that jackass anymore. What’s the point? It’s almost guaranteed certainty he’s lying or spitting mistruths with the intent to deceive. #WorstPresidentEver

  22. Top Israeli Officials Were Part Of KGB Spy Ring” | Times Of Israel
    “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX-oaVv3Moo” …11min.

    • Feds Continue Classified Experiments on Humans
      Programs dubbed ‘Moose Drool’ and ‘Hidden Valley’

      BY: Adam Kredo, The Washington Free beacon, August 10, 2018 1:36 pm

      “The U.S. government continues to perform highly secretive experiments on human subjects, according to partial information about these continuing experiments released under a Freedom of Information Act request.

      At least 12 programs run by the Department of Energy are using human beings as part of the experiments, which operate under unusual names such as “Moose Drool,” “Little Workers,” and “Hidden Valley,” among others.

      An unclassified list of these experiments was provided to the Federation of American Scientists under a FOIA request and included in the organization’s latest newsletter.

      Little information about the nature of these experiments was provided by the government, which lists the total number of participants in the programs at around 300.”

      Full Article At: “https://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-continue-classified-experiments-humans/”

      • Another Female Dem Candidate goes full Hillary on her campaign’s accountant.

        “Former congressional candidate charged with murder in Aiken”
        By Jozsef Papp, The Augusta Chronical, Aug 9, 2018 at 1:20 PM

        “The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in connection to a murder at a residence on Old Powderhouse Road in Aiken.

        Kellie Lynn Collins, 30, surrendered to authorities in McDuffie County on Tuesday and was charged with murder and grand larceny. The victim was identified as Curt Cain, 41, and found at his residence on the 3000 block of Old Powderhouse Road on Tuesday after his employer requested a well-being check.

        An autopsy revealed that Cain had been shot and died due to loss of blood, according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton. Cain is believed to have died on Saturday.

        Cain’s vehicle, a blue Subaru Legacy, and his wife were missing, but law enforcement was able to locate her out of the state, according to Carlton.

        Collins was a Democratic candidate for the 10th Congressional District seat in 2018, but withdrew from the race for personal reasons and wasn’t on the ballot. According to a file from the Federal Election Commission, Cain was Collins’ treasurer.”

        Full Article At: “http://www.augustachronicle.com/news/20180809/former-congressional-candidate-charged-with-murder-in-aiken”

  23. “Research using human subjects provides important medical and scientific benefits to individuals and to society”………I would like them to name a couple of benefits to the people, Just like NASA no benefits,
    Whats their proof that they are in space, Well look at her hair it’s standing straight up what more proof do you need…LOL and everything else is CGI
    NASA Lost Technology, Original Video Tapes & Data From…
    “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtTMxKE4Gv4” 4 min vid

    “I’d go to the moon in a nanosecond – the problem is that we don’t have the technology to do that anymore. We used to, but we destroyed that technology and it’s a painful process to build it back again.” – Don Pettit

    Stanley Kubrick Died that’s why we can’t go back…LOL

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