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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:02 AM

60000 Homeless Vets

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:24 AM

1. that number is grossly inaccurate

 


There were 700,000 homeless vets several years ago, I am sure there are more now...

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Response to No Compromise (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:35 PM

6. been searching around for these numbers, you can't just trust any 'non-profit' group, could be Koch

 

In 2008 I found 112,000 homeless vets...

Then I found this
VA shows steep decline in homeless Veterans
http://www.stripes.com/news/va-figures-show-steep-decline-in-number-of-homeless-veterans-1.179016

So Did Obama help hundreds of thousands of Homeless Veterans?

are they lying about these numbers?

Or did they all die

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Response to No Compromise (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:38 PM

9. There are different definitions of "homeless"

If you go by "no stable residence but crashes with friends and relatives" it's something like the 1.4 million figure (though this is very hard to count).

If you go by "sleeping under a bridge" it's something like the 60,000 figure.

And there's a lot of spectrum between those two, and a given person moves up and down that spectrum fairly quickly.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:22 PM

2. I have a question? Is there no way that these men and women can become eligible for some kind

of cash benefits for the time they served?

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Response to jwirr (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:40 PM

3. This signifies a national disgrace of the first order. "Thanks of a grateful nation", indeed.

Every veteran who served our country honorably should at LEAST be assured

that he or she will not be sleeping under bridges.

Fuck the ingrates who won't ensure our vets aren't discarded like this.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:05 PM

4. Too Many Homeless Helpless Veterans

I Agree, wholeheartedly with "whatthehell." I think the government gets by with not doing more for the veterans by not having their
"wars" declared through Congress. Maybe, I'm wrong, but since WWII, no so-called "military action has been "declared" and there has
to be reasons for that, one could be the responsibility the government puts on those military operatives around the world, calling the
various interventions, "peace-keeping missions" and the like.

If there's inflation in the numbers, I don't it's off by much, either!

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Response to kittypat (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:56 PM

15. Yes, and you make an interesting point, kittypat.

I don't know if the non "declaration" of the wars comes into it, but it might.

Thanks for your input.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:36 PM

7. Cash benefits combined with substance abuse problems can yield bad results

Not that there's a 100% correlation between homelessness and substance abuse, but it's closer to that than to zero.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:12 PM

5. Wait! Nobody's claiming that these vets got exactly what they deserved.....

....because they joined the US military?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:37 PM

8. But the wars were cool right?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:40 PM

10. As a Veteran friend on FB said, "Love the wars, hate the warriors."

 

This is disgraceful and intolerable.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:42 PM

11. it looks like this



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:30 PM

12. Republicons want more...

so they can pretend that they are there to help make it better.

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Response to butterfly77 (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:03 PM

14. It is my opinion that the Republicans are the ones that made us have list like this.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:52 PM

16. These are the same people..

Lindsay graham,McCain and others who try to pretend that they have nothing to do with it and are now telling their uninformed based that it was President Obama.

The President put all of their wars on the books and they keep repeating that he created the deficit and we got to stop the spending. Now,if they start another war they will find all of the money in the world but they can't find it for the American people.

Republicons always say what the American people want then when they hear what the American people want they ignore it. Now,as we saw during the election they told us that Americans of a certain pigmentation aren't Americans and those who are of their skin color aren't either if they disagree..

I am so tired of these Aliens! they aren't people.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:35 PM

13. Unique Mats Made for Homeless Veterans

This isn't just any old mat.


http://www.myhometownnews.net/index.php?id=96292

It's one that contains care with every crocheted stitch.

It's also one that's made entirely out of plastic shopping bags.

It's not easy and I've crocheted most of my life. Of course, I've always crocheted with yarn. I've never done anything like this. This is the first time I've ever even seen anything done like this," says Kathy Merder, crochet group chairman of Angels' Wings Ministry.

But six months ago Angels' Wings ministry members at University United Methodist Church started crocheting mats for homeless veterans after they learned the city had identified 370 of them in Wichita Falls.

And these ladies plan to provide each with a light-weight, waterproof, homemade gift.

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Angels' Wings members say it takes about 600 bags and 30 to 40 man hours to make just one crocheted mat.


http://texomashomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=200542

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