*Blowing Off The Cobwebs*

Wow..it’s entirely too quiet around these parts of late. My lousy excuse is that my current life has me working 90+ hours weekly. Not that it’s a bad thing, but sleep is at an all time premium for me. I’m on the mid-watch as I’m writing this, and this is my “full-time” job day off as well. The details would be boring to y’all of the whys and wherefores, but in general life is pretty good right now. I don’t have what I really want, but I have what I need to be as comfortable as possible in my current chapter of life.

This is going to be a tough one, very as it’s a very touchy subject and I want to make it very, very clear up-front, that in no way would I ever disparage our heroic male and female veterans that have genuinely given a full measure of devotion to serving this nation. But there’s an epidemic of fraud, rampant among many of our veterans of OIF and OEF.

I’m speaking from first-hand knowledge based on careful observations as well as conversations with professional health-care providers.

The game is to play the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) card solely to get a VA “percentage”. The percentage being disability payments for life, with the gold prize of achieving 100%. Others play the game to get a VA pension for the same ka-ching for life. There are some variations of how they are getting it. It appears to me that while on active duty these folks have received information on exactly how to “act” out the symptoms of true PTSD. Additionally among our female veterans, there are many claims of sexual assault that the professional folks involved in their care are able to prove false, yet it’s very un-PC to even consider denying what are obvious fabrications. They all get to hit the taxpayer bank regardless.

It’s a sad thing to hear 20-something vets foolishly thinking that when they get “their percentage” that they’ll be set for a work-free life. We’re paying for the “entitlement” generation here. They all believe they’re owed something more following their service, so they see no wrong in making false claims and navigating through the system to get that money for nothing and check (for life) free. Again, I want to make it clear that there are indeed many vets that suffer from this terrible disorder and have actually been sexually assaulted, but as the old saying goes it seems the government has given up on “separating the wheat from the chaff”.

Any guesses as to where these young people stand politically?

Damn right, behold the Obama generation coming back from war. They’re going to vote for the rest of their lives for whoever promises them the most of other people’s money. Listening to their discussions among themselves is nothing short of disgusting. They compare notes on how to squeeze every nickel out of the system. My biggest pet peeve is the “bad back” crowd. Most of them manage to con the VA into buying them the power chairs that cost damn near as much as a good used car. The bad backs disappear when there’s a freebie or two being given out, or it’s time to grill some steaks up for dinner. It’s simply amazing how those “disabilities” come and go, eh?

This will be millions of dollars of other people’s money being pissed away and it’s not politically correct to even mention the blatant fraud in front of you.

That wouldn’t be patriotic now would it?


-Carry On

JB sends from the den of thieves…..


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    KArnold growls and barks:

    Been a while, Jackboot, and I’ve missed your company.

    To the subject at hand, welcome to my world – hearing about this trend in the VA system is heartbreaking, but not unexpected. For me, it’s an old game in a new venue. For 34 years of my life, my career has been dealing with Workers’ Compensation. In California. You can imagine… no, you probably don’t have to; you’re seeing it firsthand.

    About half my career has involved law enforcement – including fifteen years devoted to the Highway Patrol. I’ve handled horrendous injuries including, as you can imagine, deaths, and I can tell you that in a system like this, those who have had legitimate injuries will never receive back what it would take to properly compensate them – especially for those left behind by those who have given the full measure of their devotion.

    But on the other hand, like any other system, it lends itself to abuse. Even someone with my experience can be shocked by how widespread the entitlement mentality has become, even among LEOs. And you can imagine what I get to see every day in the private sector. In California.

    I don’t know what your specific role is, but if you’re somewhere in the benefits administration, you get to deal humanity in some of its lowest points. You’re seeing the legitimately injured, who are seriously hurting and in need for what the system was created to provide, and you’re seeing some who aren’t and are lying to take advantage of that system. You’re probably also seeing the cadre of lawyers and partisan doctors, and other carrion who use the system as their personal ATM machine to enrich themselves.

    The system is broken. And the worst part is that when it eventually crashes, as it must, it will do so catastrophically, leaving in need a lot of people who won’t get care because so many who played the game have already gotten theirs.

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    BITOA growls and barks:

    YAY !

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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
    Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,
    But free shit from the public fisc?
    Fuck yeah, baby!

    People scamming the taxpayers? To quote Roger Rabbit: I don’t believe it; I won’t believe it; I can’t believe it; I shan’t believe it.

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    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    Our welfare state has reached the point where more than half the families in the country receive some form of aid from the government. In a culture where corruption, fraud, deceit and graft among the leadership class have become commonplace, why not the veterans too? Consider for a moment how little they earned while on active duty; how poorly they have been treated by this administration; the ways they have been tactically misused and the political nonsense that defines their ROE, and it becomes obvious that many of them would act on an opportunity to take from an immoral government that sees nothing wrong with spending their lives so fecklessly.

    When corruption becomes the means of survival, do not expect the people to remain morally sound.

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    redc1c4 growls and barks:

    last thing in the world i would want to claim is PTSD, since the feds would turn around and grab the gun collection, among other things.

    but i haven’t a worry in the world: the VA says, membership in the Retired Reserve notwithstanding, that i’m not really a veteran, and therefore am not entitled to anything other than basic emergency care, should i be wheeled into a VA ER…

    i’m sure the scum would triage my life away for me, were i to show up on their door step.

    even sadder is that this determination is in my file, yet they told Sen. Fineswine i never applied with the VA, which begs the question of how the determination got there. lying bastards, one and all..

    by the by, did y’all see this? Los Angeles VA Solves the Backlog Problem

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    taran1900 growls and barks:

    You know, I had to see a therapist a few years back for various troubles. When we first met, I was asked basic questions about me like “what have done, where have you been, etc”. I mentioned I had been in the USAF 12 years and got an all expense paid trip to lovely King Abdul Aziz Air Base in August of 1990. I was in a tactical control squadron and was a radio geek. Not soon after I was asked if I thought I had PTSD. What? Yeah we had some scuds lobbed at us and we hated that place like poison, but no PTSD. I wonder how many vets who are faking it get the idea from a therapist or shrink. I’ve never set foot in the VA and plan on never doing so. If I’m that bad off, well, it’s time to go. Fucking government. It fucks us and people use it to fuck us.

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    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Not much to add, except that the Leftists, always and everywhere, spend a lot of energy corrupting the Common Man. But we are responsible for not getting on that “Long Black Train”:

    (I just discovered Josh Turner: what a voice! Good country sound; good gospel song in a great baritone.)

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    BC, Imperial Torturer growls and barks:

    This has pissed me off to no end since the shooting started right after 9/11. Sure, there are some folks who have seen some horrible things and experienced some nasty shit. That’s a few out of the hundreds of thousands who have served over in those shitholes, NOT the tens of thousands who are claiming to have a fucking disability, simply because they had to experience some time away from their family and eat shitty food in a cesspool of a country.

    If our fathers and grandfathers had come back from WWI and/or WWII with this many claims of PTSD, the entire country would have withered into a husk and died on the vine. Those brave men witnessed shit the likes of which hadn’t been seen since Attila and his hordes were running rampant and kicking ass and raping every sheep in sight. They returned home, got their shit together and turned this country into the greatest industrial juggernaut in the history of the planet.

    These faux PTSD-claiming, fuckheaded pantywaists are coddled, entitlement-minded wastes of endoplasmic reticula. But, I guess you can’t expect much from a generation that was awarded “Participation Trophies”, just for being dropped off at football/baseball/basketball practice and being told that they were “special” at every turn.


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    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    BC my old friend,

    Thanks for validating my point entirely. Odd you should mention that. I had a conversation with a few friends the other day and that was exactly where we went. The WWII and WWI veterans hitched up their trousers and went back to work.

    My point is exactly spot-on with your comment. We are experiencing exactly what society has created. Lo, I give thee the entitlement generation. By the by…..there is a direct correlation with time-served vs. disability claims. It’s an inverse correlation. Many of the claimants barely meet the 180 day service requirement to be VA eligible. Another significant group is those wanting to make claims but aren’t eligible due to OTH or “uncharacterized” discharges. They are working the system to upgrade their DD214s to get their percentage.

    KArnold- I’m trying to manage 65+ veterans in a privately operated facility on VA / Federal property. Yes indeed I see humanity at it’s lowest ebb daily. Being former LEO and an Insurance Fraud Investigator raises the hackles in me. Call me an insider’s insider….. :em08: