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midnight

(26,624 posts)
1. Before we start any more wars lets take care of the vets who have served
Tue Jan 6, 2015, 07:53 AM
Jan 2015

this country. I wonder why our vets are not given a pension like congress, so they have the resources like those who sent them into war have.

whathehell

(28,875 posts)
5. Really...I am embarrassed to even talk about it with some
Tue Jan 6, 2015, 10:01 AM
Jan 2015

non-American nationals -- My Russian immigrant doctor, for instance. He's very

pro- US, but I remembered his being almost unbelieving at the fact

of veterans being allowed to be homeless.

Thanks from a grateful nation, indeed.

liberalmike27

(2,479 posts)
8. I'm embrassed
Tue Jan 6, 2015, 11:21 AM
Jan 2015

That anyone is homeless. We need to take on this problem of homelessness, and in the process, address the veterans as well.

I really don't buy into "veterans only" solutions. The "problem" needs solving, not just a portion of it. No American deserves to be homeless, whether they get conned into serving the "Power lords" of our country, or not.

whathehell

(28,875 posts)
10. I am as well..
Tue Jan 6, 2015, 12:48 PM
Jan 2015

and I'm not just concerned with "veterans only", but I do think it ESPECIALLY hideous

that those who risked life and limb for their country, whether it was a 'con' or not, would

have to experience that.

midnight

(26,624 posts)
12. I agree with you on this matter. In Milwaukee County a homeless man who's name is
Wed Jan 7, 2015, 10:26 AM
Jan 2015

not being released has died. The other homeless are upset and worried.


http://cognidissidence.blogspot.com

"Hagen said guests were troubled Monday to learn of the homeless man's death and are waiting for authorities to release his name.

"They were very upset emotionally. They want to know if it's someone they personally know," she said.
It is important to remember that if it wasn't for the Milwaukee County Board, these people could easily end up in the morgue instead of a shelter.

During the 2015 county budget process, Boss Abele thought that because no one froze to death last year, the shelters didn't need as much money. He completely missed the fact that it was because of the shelters that there had been no deaths due to the cold:"

Recursion

(56,582 posts)
3. This was an issue I worked on a lot in my last American Legion post
Tue Jan 6, 2015, 08:16 AM
Jan 2015

The biggest problem is getting homeless vets to trust that somebody coming to talk to them actually means well rather than harm. That says a lot, sadly.

whathehell

(28,875 posts)
6. That surprises me..
Tue Jan 6, 2015, 10:05 AM
Jan 2015

I don't understand why they would be distrustful of someone, especially from

the American Legion, trying to help them get a home.

Can you explain?...I'd appreciate it, as I'm really interested as this disgraceful situation has bothered me for a long time. Thanks.

KoKo

(84,711 posts)
7. Recommend...it's time some of our MSM started to address this...
Tue Jan 6, 2015, 10:47 AM
Jan 2015

Good to see you back around "unhappycamper" have missed your posts.

panfluteman

(2,043 posts)
9. It's the PTSD -
Tue Jan 6, 2015, 12:32 PM
Jan 2015

That's the real problem, I believe. It makes people distrustful and reclusive, and fearful of normal social relations. As the video said, once you get past the PTSD, the vets have a lot of discipline and other great qualities that are valuable to employers.

Also, I was watching another video on this site last night in which Cenk Uygur of TYT broke down the massive military budget. It turns out that only 1% of it was spent on veterans' services. Just think what we could do if we raised that figure by just one percentage point to double it! We oughta be able to do that as a nation.

geretogo

(1,281 posts)
11. The job this veteran should be doing was given to a Chinese male working for one tenth of what this
Tue Jan 6, 2015, 01:19 PM
Jan 2015

veteran needs to live on thanks to a bought and paid for gang of traitors in our government .
This is sickening .

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