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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:25 PM

Bravo Jon Stewart

Interviewing two veterans, medics, who have the experience and qualifications, but not a "certificate" to get comparable jobs here.

And, pointing the finger at the Senate for stalling a bill to help hire the veterans.

If many young people get their news from the Daily Show - what are you waiting for? Go and vote against the Republicans stalling this and other job related bills.

Oh, and the "image" used for Palin - hope there will be a link for this tomorrow.

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question everything Oct 2012 OP
redwitch Oct 2012 #1
jorno67 Oct 2012 #2
amuse bouche Oct 2012 #3
Warpy Oct 2012 #4
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #5
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #8
question everything Oct 2012 #9
CatFelyne Oct 2012 #6
question everything Oct 2012 #7

Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:28 PM

1. Indeed.

The images for Trump and Palin were hilarious.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:30 PM

2. he's amazing

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:35 PM

3. Yes they need to get their skills recognized here

However an EMT does not equal an R.N. for a school nurse or any nursing job

They need more education and must pass the exam for their license. There are accelerated programs available and hopefully someone will hook them up

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:48 PM

4. Even for domestic EMTs it's a completely different skill set

It would be nice if there were an accelerated program to get them at least EMT certification, something that would cover the different things they'd see here from what they saw in a battle zone.

There should be such a program. After all, they know how to start lines and treat wounds. What they need to learn is how to stabilize people with heart attacks and stroke, as well as deal with kids. Their military training would translate well to stabilizing and transporting auto accident survivors, not so well to a 70 year old with crushing chest pain.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:11 AM

5. Link to video segment on link below

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:24 PM

8. Thank you. n/t

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:32 AM

6. Stewart is spot on with this

Stewart had an an excellent segment on this, something I have personal experience with.

I spent 23 weeks in training as a Health Services Technician in the Coast Guard. Three weeks of EMT training followed by the following training in:lecture, laboratory demonstration, practical exercises, and clinical experiences in the areas of anatomy, medical administration, basic clinical laboratory procedures, asepsis and sterilization technique, preventive medicine, nursing skills, pharmacy, clinical sick call, wound repair, clinical services, dental assisting, radiology, leadership and management. I also ended up with additional training and experience in pediatrics and immunology.

After 4 years of service and experience, I left in 1996 and found myself struggling to find work in the civilian world. I was not even qualified to take your blood pressure. Not qualified? Seriously?

This is a travesty and disrespectful to our veterans. There should've been long standing agreements in place with civilian credentialing bodies and federal and state licensing agencies.

If the Repubs really support the troops and want to help them, pass these jobs bills. Their obstructionism only proves they are hippocrits.




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Response to CatFelyne (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:21 PM

7. I hope that you can be an example and an ambassador

to all veterans who find themselves in a similar position.

Your story should be sent to members of Congress and the secretary of Veterans Affairs as what can, cannot and should be done.

Since it was 1996 I hope that you've done well since then.

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