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Solved - Gulf War syndrome mystery: U.S. Gov-funded scientists blame SARIN released into air — #veterans #military #GulfWar #healthcare #science #ToxicExposures dailymail.co.uk/health/article…
Researchers believe #troops’ exposure to sarin gas is to blame for the mysterious unexplained collection of illnesses known as Gulf War syndrome. About 250,000 #veterans have complained of chronic symptoms like fever, fatigue, #memory problems, body pain, etc… #GulfWar #research
According to the #CDC, sarin gas is one of the most deadly chemical agents. — #veterans #military #GulfWar #ToxicExposures
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Almost relapsed on 🥃 when passed over by the Columbus, OH @DeptVetAffairs along with other protected #Veterans. A Civilian Social Work Director bypassed all Veteran Interns serving there for 12 months for another Civilian hire. Medical Marijuana saved my life @lastprisonerprj
This was after surviving 2 deployments in Iraq, an RPG blast, being shot at through a door I was breaching and using Veteran benefits to put myself through school receiving my MSW. The VA still let a qualified and disabled veteran social worker fall through the cracks.
I decided to join National Youth Advocate Program and provided thousands of hours of assessment, therapy, resources and aftercare services impacted by sexual, physical, emotional and verbal trauma. This triggered my PTSD bad, but I fought through it to be there with my clients.
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Crucial testimony from @DVASecretary Liz Cosson at Thursday's Veteran Suicide Royal Commission @roycommDVSRC hearing.

Unnecessary #auspol govt delays to URGENT LEGISLATIVE REFORM (ID'd in previous reviews) are contributing to the the HIGH #VETERAN SUICIDE RATE.

Thread ⬇️ 1/25
Background. Numerous media reports on the RC (& previously) have highlighted lengthy delays in @DVAAus claims processing times as a significant factor contributing to veteran suicides. Seriously injured/disabled veterans too oftem wait years for help. 2/25
abc.net.au/news/2022-02-1…
Chronic @DVAAus staff shortages have also for years been highlighted as a contributing factor, coupled with the federal govternment's over-reliance on expensive, inefficient, outsourced temporary labour hire. 3/25
thewest.com.au/politics/labou…
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We know that passing an Afghan Adjustment Act is the best way to advocate for our new #Afghan neighbors that have arrived in the United States…but what IS the Afghan Adjustment Act exactly??

🧵⤵️
Following the withdrawal from #Afghanistan, 10s of thousands of at-risk #Afghans were evacuated to the U.S. through humanitarian parole. Those individuals must now pursue a more permanent status: either asylum or #SIV status, though both are currently extremely backlogged.
The AAA would allow certain #Afghan evacuees to apply for permanent status after one year of being paroled into the country. It relieves the immediate burden on the #SIV process (18,000 case backlog) and asylum process (1 million case backlog) and prevents #Afghans paroled…
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Petition to Congress.
Public Comments (15,444)
This comment was posted 3 years ago.
Things have only gotten worse.
#RxOpioidsSaveLives #Veterans #GetLawEnforcementOutofHealthcare Image
Petition to Congress.
Public Comments (15,444)-
This comment was posted 3 years ago.
Things have only gotten worse.
#RxOpioidsSaveLives #GetLawEnforcementOutofHealthcare Image
Petition to Congress.
Public Comments (15,444)-circa 2019.
Things have only gotten worse.
#RxOpioidsSaveLives #GetLawEnforcementOutofHealthcare Image
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My Dad, Felix, proudly served the US as a RECON Marine. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune in the 1960s during a water contamination that resulted in lymphoma later in life. This is a travesty that has impacted 1000s and that the US govt acknowledges. He died over Christmas (1/7)
in the exceptional #VA hospital of southwest Virginia. He had contracted #COVID and it had damaged his lungs to the point where he could not breathe or survive without 60L of high flow O2. His doctors and nurses were remarkable on all levels. He was vaccinated, but (2/7)
his lymphoma made his B cells unable to generate antibodies. His VA doctor explained how she had many men with my Dad’s lymphoma that could not make antibodies and had an unusually poor prognosis with COVID even with monoclonal antibody treatment— just not getting better. (3/7)
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Amazing @MikhailaAleksis Peterson had @slsatel & I talk about the opioid crisis, govs failed response💊

Mass patient abandonment via Opioid Prohibition🤯
#chronicpain #opioidcrisis #Dopesick #DopesickHulu #crime #JordanPeterson #JoeRogan @jordanbpeterson
In this interview @MikhailaAleksis:
Why are patients being abandoned en mass?

How did the opioid crisis happen?
Why are all efforts by public health failing?
@joerogan @dr4liberty @GhanaboyPharmd @sullydish @bdomenech @wil_da_beast630 @brad_polumbo @LPNH
We had 100K overdose deaths in 2021,
despite opioid prescriptions being at historic lows

Millions suffering & dying needlessly
How F#$% did this happen?😠
@ConceptualJames @thehoffather @bernybelvedere @SonnyBunch @CathyYoung63 @chadfelixg @DrewHolden360
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A thread on how LNP skullduggery impacts the #veteran space. This scenario specifically impacts injured veterans, medically discharged with serious physical & mental injuries & is related to the invalidity benefit they receive once deemed unable to continue serving. 1/a number..
About 7-8 years ago veterans discovered that the @ATO & @CommSuperCorp had been "withholding" amounts and "taxing" injured veteran invalidity benefits incorrectly. The worst cases were being overtaxed such that fortnightly in the hand was $250-$350 less than it should be...
A small core group of veterans read/researched through over one thousand pages of linked pieces of legislation before deciding they were correct. They then began campaigning. They discovered they could request individual determinations from the ATO - they did...2/may..
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I spent a lot of time around Military people back in the day. Was even engaged to one once. :)

If you know people in the military, you know they often travel in packs. :)

My apt in college was their refuges (I was two blocks from the bars & across from the girls' dorms :))

1/
3 of us were dating Marines at the time & w them came all their friends. LOL

We had 1 rule. No girls in my apt overnight, but the guys could come to get away on weekends or the 72s & 96s.

In return, they always fully mustered my apt on Sundays (so they could come back)

2/
Was like having a large group of brothers. They took care of us when our boyfriends were deployed & we sent them care packages when they were deployed themselves.

Have so many wonderful memories of the time we spent.

Silly times, drunk times, fun times, sad times...

3/
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This is RIDICULOUS what a lazy sap #Biden is! NO no no to this $200B/yr drivel! We ALREADY negotiated so stop moving the goalposts & THIS is drastic! IDGAF about @Sen_JoeManchin. In that case, We wanna corp ish from #BIF bill! #BuildBackBetter #HoldTheLine marketwatch.com/story/speaking…
Maybe we change some of the corporate ish in here if they play games & act like we’re still “negotiating”. They’re acting in bad faith so both bills or NONE like we said! PLZ #HoldTheLine! $2T over 10 yrs is a joke. prospect.org/infrastructure…
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🧵In 2013 the @NYCCouncil wrote legislation & @MikeBloomberg signed into law the creation of a report (a Roadmap) for @NYC_SBS with recommendations to help #veteran owned businesses? This report came out in late 2014. Report here: www1.nyc.gov/assets/sbs/dow…
The report concluded a program for #NYC to contract w/ veteran-owned businesses was not recommended because the # was too small.

@eric_ulrich held joint Council #Veterans hearings on supporting Veterans Small businesses in 2015 and 2017 & many testifyed that the #’s were wrong. Image
I wrote an article in @GothamGazette prior to the 2015 Council hearing: gothamgazette.com/opinion/5520-m…

@CityAndStateNY followed up on this issue in 2018 with an article on how #NYC was EXPLORING how to better serve veteran business owners: cityandstateny.com/policy/2018/07…
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Personal news: Yesterday was my last OFFICIAL day as a paid employee at @NYCCouncil. A thread 🧵… Image
I’m deeply grateful to @ChaimDeutsch for giving me the opportunity as the Citywide Veterans Director to help #veterans & their families throughout #NYC! I learned so much during my time, including city policies and how the proverbial “sausage gets made.” Image
I also want to thank @tovadc, @maryscarf48, @JabaranAkram, the entire 48CD staff and the @NYCCouncil Veterans Committee staff for all their support, help and guidance! I appreciate you all!
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✝️#JCPE JUDE Faith & Fight Book!
The Full Epistle of Jude, Warrior Prayer & Guidance
Against Unbelievers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
#USA #AfghanistanVeterans 🇺🇸✨🇺🇸 #Veterans
#Afghanis
🙏Pls see 📌
Those who have ears hear, God is our only shield thru this chaos. Image
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A thread…

🌍Y’all had 166 years as the biggest continent to bring the entire diaspora back “home”. Generations of people would have loved to be connected to the continent. But, y’all done came here and showed out… BE CLEAR, #ADOS identity is not based in skin color… 1/8
While that is the tie that may bind us together, our familial experiences have been fundamentally different. #ADOS ancestors were beaten, raped, lynched, murdered, maimed and the like, in order to prove that G-D would make a way for their generations…2/8
We are their wildest dreams come true, and we haven’t even been included yet! Every major city in America has a celebration for every “AA” group, except #ADOS Y’all use colloquialisms and food to pretend to relate and only like our culture for monetary gains, it seems! 3/8
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today i saw a commercial for @RocketMortgage and their dedication to helping veterans here at home..@JDFarner is the Ceo..I reached out desperately to rocket mortgage and every company who claims to support and want to help veterans and veteran housing crisis and was disappointed
As most of you know my veteran family has been fighting not one but now two garbage mortgage companies trying to keep from losing our home. We have don everything they have asked and time after time thrown on forbearances that dont actually help and in fact worsen the problem
My husband has has given 12 years to a country that has turned their backs onus, and its the same nightmare horror story for a now rapidly growing number of veteran families trying to just save their homes and not become the next vet family on the streets.
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"America’s Last Patrol and former Hidalgo County Commissioner Cuellar came together to make preparations on Hernandez’s new home.

“Well you know he’s a vet, what we do we step up for any veteran that needs our help,” Peña.
#DemCastTX #Veterans
valleycentral.com/news/local-new…
2) Veteran organization America’s Last Patrol helps in assisting veterans. KVEO Photojournalist Sal Castro

Cleaning up the debris, volunteers started the process of building Hernandez’s a home.

#DemCastTX #Veterans
3) The home also served as the childhood house of Hernandez and his brother. Living at the property since the 1950s, Hernandez has seen the neighborhood change from its humble beginnings as cotton fields.
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Memorial Weekend #Giveaway! In honor of those that paid the unlimited sacrifice we will be randomly choosing 3 winners that can choose between 1 of these 3 prizes! Ends 5-31-21 11pm MST.

* Like
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* Comment favorite prize

#NeverForget #RealLifeHeroes

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Winners can choose any #D20 candle, @strataminis, or curated set of dice that we have in stock.

Open to all countries.

All items can also be purchased from our shop bit.ly/MDGShop. Enjoy a 15% discount when you use code Memorial2021

Special thank you to all #veterans
@threadreaderapp unroll thank you!
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Where’s Jordan? It has been a valid question from so many of you, and it has been difficult to hold back from responding. However, some things take time and here I am now. I do owe you an answer because you have graciously invited me into your home every morning for a decade 1/20
We have laughed together and cried together, and I recognize that I may hold a very special place in yours and your family’s hearts.
I came to Calgary on somewhat of a whim in 2011. An Opportunity! My amazingly supportive wife was 8 months pregnant with our second child. 2/20
On bed rest. But we picked up and left our beloved city of #Winnipeg to come west. And damn I love this city of #Calgary and this province of #Alberta. I have lived in many place and I have learned that people make a place an actual community and those of you that I have met 3/20
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)'s National Vice President, Dr #NavjotDahiya was member of People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) which got merged with Congress in 2016 & later he was appointed as spokesperson of Congress Party in Punjab. #Health Image
Managing Director (MD) & CEO of Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) Pvt. Ltd, #MaheshVyas is the member of Congress Party's Manifesto team & Director #AjayShah worked earlier with Congress led UPA. #Jobs Image
Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader #RakeshTikait, contested the 2007 UP assembly elections from Khatauli seat with Congress support. Tikait openly supported Congress & Rahul Gandhi on several occasions. #Farmers Image
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In keeping with its ethos of selfless service to the Nation, the #IndianArmy has created a number of #COVID facilities on a war footing in order to provide extensive medical assistance to veterans and their dependents at a number of places.(1/n)
One such facility has been created at Base Hospital Delhi Cantonment #BHDC where the entire hospital has been converted into a Covid hospital. At the start of the current COVID wave, the Base Hospital catered for 340 COVID beds of which just 250 beds were oxygenated.(2/n)
A plan was quickly put in place to expand the capacity to 650 COVID beds of which 450 beds will be oxygenated by 30 April 2021. The Intensive Care Unit #ICU is also being enhanced from 12 beds to 35 ICU beds by 29 April 2021. (3/n)
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