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https://plus.google.com/114964553911102270603 Military Benefit Association (MBA) : Do you think this will be an effective tool for #Veterans ? -- White House to Launch New High-Tech ...
Do you think this will be an effective tool for #Veterans ? --

White House to Launch New High-Tech Job Training Initiative for Veterans - http://ow.ly/zsqA1

"New high-tech job training efforts being launched by the White House this week will include veteran-specific programs and placement efforts, Vice President Joe Biden told the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention on Monday." #military   #news   #jobs   #employment   #veteransemployment   #militarybenefitassociation  
White House to launch new high-tech job training initiative for veterans
New high-tech job training efforts being launched by the White House this week will include veteran-specific programs and placement efforts, Vice President Joe Biden told the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention on Monday.
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https://plus.google.com/110712720781774983882 Kansas News : Turkish PM says he, Obama no longer talk directly ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip...
Turkish PM says he, Obama no longer talk directly

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer holds “direct” telephone conversations with U.S. President Barack Obama, suggesting a rift between the leaders who were once close. In an interview with Turkey’s ATV television late Monday, Erdogan said that “in the past, I used to call him directly. Because I was not able to get direct results on Syria, now our foreign ministers talk to each other.” Erdogan did not elaborate. But the Turkish leader is known to have been frustrated by U.S. reluctance for a military involvement in Syria to end the violence there. Erdogan told ATV he speaks with Vice President Joe Biden to discuss Iraq. In the past, Obama cast Turkey as a model democracy and the two would frequently talk by telephone. Source: http://www.kansas.com/
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GC Alum Arshad Hasan (Class of 2004) shared an embrace with Vice President Joe Biden after his introduction of the VP at Netroots Nation, praising him for being the first in the Obama administration to publicly endorse marriage equality. Congrats Arshad!
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"... The mission here is very simple, and it goes back to the central economic vision that has guided us 
since our first day in office: building a strong and thriving middle class. Now that we have recovered 
from the Great Recession, we must expand opportunity to the people who need it most: the working 
men and women who represent the backbone of the world’s most dynamic and thriving economy. ..."

Read The White House skills report, with an introduction from Vice President Joe Biden: http://1.usa.gov/1tuHE7N #dontbeabystander   #gkmtngotv2014  
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https://plus.google.com/110321549524619427432 Gulf War Syndrome (Glenn Stewart) : #VFWConvention Highlights Monday, July 21, 2014 Joint Opening Session Vice President Tackles Foreign...
#VFWConvention Highlights
Monday, July 21, 2014

Joint Opening Session

Vice President Tackles Foreign, Veteran Policies

Vice President Joe Biden touched on several key issues in international affairs, as well as policies pertaining to veterans on the home front, especially their employment prospects.

He outlined a five-point strategy to help Iraq defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, whic...h wants to erase the Iraq and Syria border. To accomplish this, he said the U.S. should provide weapons and advice; support the Iraqi political process; establish a consensus among affected countries; bolster stability in the region; and enhance intelligence and law enforcement directed at foreign fighters. His underlying theme was that only Iraqis can make their country a federal, all-inclusive democratic state. “We can’t want peace more than the Iraqis,” he said. “We gave them a chance to seize their own destiny.”

In Afghanistan, Biden noted that 32,000 troops will remain there through the end of the year. If the new president of Afghanistan signs the bilateral security agreement, only 9,800 U.S. troops will stay after 2014. “But they will no longer be patrolling in villages and mountains,” he said. Rather, they would support counter-terrorism initiatives and provide training so Afghans can transition to a democratic form of government. “They have to chart their own future,” Biden stressed.

Closer to home, Biden said in relation to the VA crisis, “We will not rest until it gets fixed. There is only one sacred obligation – to care for veterans and their families.” He then moved on to the employment picture for recent veterans, which is considerably brighter. Harnessing the occupational talents of veterans is a primary goal of the Administration, he said. This includes extending professional licensing to all 50 states, enforcing veterans preference in government hiring and targeting specific business sectors, such as high-tech industries.

Declaring that 99% of Americans owe the 1% who served an eternal debt, Biden emphasized the role of military families. “They also serve who only stand and wait,” he said, quoting Milton’s On His Blindness. Spouses deserve special attention along with those wearing the uniform. Joining Forces, the White House effort to enlist corporate America in the battle for vet jobs, has seen the hiring of thousands of veterans, Biden said. As a result, veterans now have a lower unemployment rate than other Americans.

Missouri Politicians Address Important Topics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, underscored the recent problems at VA. “We must fulfill promises made to you,” she said. “We must listen to you, not bureaucrats.” She is gathering information from VA patients about their experiences. The outreach, now in its fourth year, has surveyed 9,000 veterans. On July 15, she introduced S. 2606, a bill that would allow firing VA employees who retaliate against whistleblowers. “They need to be gone and gone
immediately,” she said. McCaskill also touted her plan to re-structure the agencies that conduct POW/MIA searches, recoveries and identifications. “I saw redundancy and turf wars,” she said. The new agency will have “one command in charge that will answer to you.”

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) took up the cause of health care for military retirees and their families. He introduced the Caring for America’s Heroes Act, S. 2276, on May 1, which would improve access to mental health care services under Tricare, the military’s health care system. Blunt called the crisis at VA “shameful … a breach of faith … and unacceptable.” Private care, he said, is a viable option: “Competition might not be a bad thing. It would offer more flexibility and more choices.” He added, “Veterans must be seen immediately at VA. We cannot accept anything less than that. We should think about what is best for veterans, not VA.” Blunt said that Missouri is home to 36,000 VFW members.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) described the Show-Me Heroes employment program for Missouri’s veterans. Established in 2010, the program, which includes more than 4,000 employers, has helped some 6,700 vets find jobs. Nixon proudly announced that his state, which has 490,000 veterans, offers in-state tuition for all vets and will phase out taxes on military pensions within two years. He noted that funding for health care at the state’s seven veterans homes is “immune from the vicissitudes of budgetary entanglements.” Concluding, he said it is “essential” that VFW “pass the torch” to the next generation.

Recognizing Outstanding Service

Former U.S. ambassador Ryan C. Crocker received VFW’s Eisenhower Award. Crocker, who called himself a “diplomat among warriors,” was U.S ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon. He referred to the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as “al Qaeda version 6.0,” saying today it poses an “enormous national threat.” Crocker stressed that Americans and the Iraq government need to face down that threat. “Wars don’t end just because we withdraw our forces,” he said.

U.S. Navy hospital corpsmen received VFW’s Armed Forces Award. Accepting it was Force Master Chief Sherman E. Boss, who said corpsmen represent nearly half of all sailors wounded and one third of all sailors killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Corpsmen stand watch all over the world today,” Boss said. Some 26,900 hospital corpsmen serve today.

Tom Clark, a teacher at Lake Central High School in St. John, Ind., received VFW’s Americanism Award for creating the Gold Star Honor Project. It requires students to research Indiana warriors killed during war. Since 1986 when he first began the project, more than 1,350 profiles have been compiled by his students. He sees the award as one earned by his students. Clark, who served in the Army in Germany during the mid-1970s, also did a one-year tour in Afghanistan as part of the Indiana National Guard, making him VFW eligible. “It was the right thing to do and that’s why I did it,” said Clark, a member of Post 717 in St. John. His daughter deployed twice to Iraq. Clark and his program were profiled in the September 2013 issue of VFW magazine.

Stars and Stripes received VFW’s News Media Award. Accepting it on behalf of the 153-year-old publication was publisher Max Lederer. He touched on the early days of the newspaper when Union soldiers from three Illinois regiments printed stories about their activities. “We only exist because of your stories,” he told attendees. Stars and Stripes has more than 400,000 readers worldwide. A $2,500 honorarium accompanied the award.

Various Awards and Speakers

Jason Kamiya, USAA’s senior vice president for financial foundations, discussed the importance of personal financial management for veterans. He also highlighted United Way’s Military 211 hotline, which assists veterans with a variety of needs. Kamiya is a member of VFW Post 76 in San Antonio.
Andy Taylor, executive chairman of Enterprise Holdings, recognized his father, Jack Taylor, a WWII naval aviator. Jack, who was in the audience, founded the rental car company in 1957 and named it for the USS Enterprise on which he served. Taylor highlighted his company’s efforts at recruiting veterans for employment. “We believe it is the right thing to do,” he said.

Josh Halpern with Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B) of St. Louis, said the 138-year-old company has had 5,500 veterans representing WWI to Afghanistan work for the brewery in its history. One such employee is Rocky Sickmann, a former Marine Corps Embassy Security Guard who was held hostage for 444 days in Tehran, Iran, after Iranians stormed the U.S. Embassy there in 1979. A-B has donated $25 million to military charities, including $100,000 to VFW.

The Fred C. Hall Memorial Outstanding Post Special Project Award went to Post 4819 in West, Texas, for its exceptional efforts to care for survivors of the deadly industrial accident there on April 17, 2013. Fifteen people, including 12 fighting the fire, died. Post Commander Michael Driscoll was on hand to accept the award.

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US Vice President Joe Biden makes historic visit to UST Global and praises Step IT Up America initiative http://www.ust-global.com/en/index.php/vice-president-visits-ust-global 
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TV Cyprus-Watch Net Channel-debater doctor Cindy MORGAN says: Jewish-NATO-protected barbaric Islamism get large step in all countries; they don’t need atom-bomb or radioactive bombs for massacre everyone everywhere; Islam is enough weapon for slaughtering millions of millons innocent peoples in Cyprus, too!
ΚΥΠΡΟΣ 1974 
Sometimes, it’s a kind of humanist task remembering the ugly truth, for instance:

European court orders Turkey to pay damages for Cyprus invasion
Penalty of €90m will compensate relatives of missing Greek Cypriots and may open door to claims from Crimea dispute
Red. TheGuardian.com, Julian BORGER, diplomatic editor, 12 May 2014

The European court of human rights (ECHR) has ordered Turkey to pay €90m (£73m) in compensation for its 1974 invasion of Cyprus in a judgment that has huge potential legal implications for Ukraine and Crimea.

The court's largest-ever damages award is based on earlier ECHR judgments ruling that the invasion and subsequent occupation of the northern third of the island was illegal. The breakaway Turkish Cypriot state created by the invasion is only recognised by Turkey. But the size of the award by the Strasbourg-based court – comprising €30m compensation to relatives of those still missing from the conflict and €60m for Greek Cypriots who ended up on the Turkish side of the lines as an enclave on the Karpas peninsula – breaks new ground.

"After all, there is punishment for unjust war and its tragic consequences in Europe," the judgment states. "That was the case here. The respondent state is responsible for the protracted search for the missing persons and the prolonged suffering and humiliation of Greek Cypriots ever since the invasion of northern Cyprus, and has been deaf to the committee of ministers' repeated calls for full implementation of the court's judgment concerning those violations."

Philippe Sands, an international law professor at University College London, said the judgment could eventually set a precedent for Georgian and Ukrainian claims against Russia for occupation of their territory.

"It's a strong signal that the passage of time will not diminish the consequences or costs of illegal occupation. It has obvious relevance to the situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which are occupied parts of Georgia, and Crimea, which is occupied Ukraine.

"I would imagine it opens the door to claims arising from that kind of occupation. It signals that the court will not back off on issues like this over time," Sands said.

The Turkish invasion 40 years ago followed an Athens-orchestrated coup in Nicosia aimed at uniting Cyprus with Greece.

Sixteen years ago, the ECHR awarded €1.2m in damages to an individual Greek Cypriot who sued Turkey for the loss of her property in the seaside city of Kyrenia. In that case, Ankara paid the award, but has insisted it is not bound by Monday's judgment. Legal experts said the country could theoretically have non-sovereign, commercial assets abroad seized to pay the damages.

The judgment comes amid a renewed push for a peaceful resolution of the frozen conflict. The Cypriot government announced that the US vice-president, Joe Biden, would visit this month in an attempt to help promote confidence-building measures by both sides. The US has said it wants to see "historic progress" in the negotiations.

http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/may/12/european-court-human-rights-turkey-compensation-cyprus-invasion
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Jewish sects are intensively ruling migration invasion like a kind weapon against the European Heritage for instance al of the unveiled affairs i.e. imported Criminal Gypsies+Negros in the EU And Cyprus is a kind labb of Zionist Weapon Industry+Medicine Industry+Stock Exchange gigants etc…

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https://plus.google.com/111248951091965064206 Veterans of Foreign Wars : #VFWConvention Highlights Monday, July 21, 2014 Joint Opening Session Vice President Tackles Foreign...
#VFWConvention Highlights
Monday, July 21, 2014

Joint Opening Session

Vice President Tackles Foreign, Veteran Policies

Vice President Joe Biden touched on several key issues in international affairs, as well as policies pertaining to veterans on the home front, especially their employment prospects.

He outlined a five-point strategy to help Iraq defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, whic...h wants to erase the Iraq and Syria border. To accomplish this, he said the U.S. should provide weapons and advice; support the Iraqi political process; establish a consensus among affected countries; bolster stability in the region; and enhance intelligence and law enforcement directed at foreign fighters. His underlying theme was that only Iraqis can make their country a federal, all-inclusive democratic state. “We can’t want peace more than the Iraqis,” he said. “We gave them a chance to seize their own destiny.”

In Afghanistan, Biden noted that 32,000 troops will remain there through the end of the year. If the new president of Afghanistan signs the bilateral security agreement, only 9,800 U.S. troops will stay after 2014. “But they will no longer be patrolling in villages and mountains,” he said. Rather, they would support counter-terrorism initiatives and provide training so Afghans can transition to a democratic form of government. “They have to chart their own future,” Biden stressed.

Closer to home, Biden said in relation to the VA crisis, “We will not rest until it gets fixed. There is only one sacred obligation – to care for veterans and their families.” He then moved on to the employment picture for recent veterans, which is considerably brighter. Harnessing the occupational talents of veterans is a primary goal of the Administration, he said. This includes extending professional licensing to all 50 states, enforcing veterans preference in government hiring and targeting specific business sectors, such as high-tech industries.

Declaring that 99% of Americans owe the 1% who served an eternal debt, Biden emphasized the role of military families. “They also serve who only stand and wait,” he said, quoting Milton’s On His Blindness. Spouses deserve special attention along with those wearing the uniform. Joining Forces, the White House effort to enlist corporate America in the battle for vet jobs, has seen the hiring of thousands of veterans, Biden said. As a result, veterans now have a lower unemployment rate than other Americans.

Missouri Politicians Address Important Topics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, underscored the recent problems at VA. “We must fulfill promises made to you,” she said. “We must listen to you, not bureaucrats.” She is gathering information from VA patients about their experiences. The outreach, now in its fourth year, has surveyed 9,000 veterans. On July 15, she introduced S. 2606, a bill that would allow firing VA employees who retaliate against whistleblowers. “They need to be gone and gone
immediately,” she said. McCaskill also touted her plan to re-structure the agencies that conduct POW/MIA searches, recoveries and identifications. “I saw redundancy and turf wars,” she said. The new agency will have “one command in charge that will answer to you.”

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) took up the cause of health care for military retirees and their families. He introduced the Caring for America’s Heroes Act, S. 2276, on May 1, which would improve access to mental health care services under Tricare, the military’s health care system. Blunt called the crisis at VA “shameful … a breach of faith … and unacceptable.” Private care, he said, is a viable option: “Competition might not be a bad thing. It would offer more flexibility and more choices.” He added, “Veterans must be seen immediately at VA. We cannot accept anything less than that. We should think about what is best for veterans, not VA.” Blunt said that Missouri is home to 36,000 VFW members.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) described the Show-Me Heroes employment program for Missouri’s veterans. Established in 2010, the program, which includes more than 4,000 employers, has helped some 6,700 vets find jobs. Nixon proudly announced that his state, which has 490,000 veterans, offers in-state tuition for all vets and will phase out taxes on military pensions within two years. He noted that funding for health care at the state’s seven veterans homes is “immune from the vicissitudes of budgetary entanglements.” Concluding, he said it is “essential” that VFW “pass the torch” to the next generation.

Recognizing Outstanding Service

Former U.S. ambassador Ryan C. Crocker received VFW’s Eisenhower Award. Crocker, who called himself a “diplomat among warriors,” was U.S ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon. He referred to the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as “al Qaeda version 6.0,” saying today it poses an “enormous national threat.” Crocker stressed that Americans and the Iraq government need to face down that threat. “Wars don’t end just because we withdraw our forces,” he said.

U.S. Navy hospital corpsmen received VFW’s Armed Forces Award. Accepting it was Force Master Chief Sherman E. Boss, who said corpsmen represent nearly half of all sailors wounded and one third of all sailors killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Corpsmen stand watch all over the world today,” Boss said. Some 26,900 hospital corpsmen serve today.

Tom Clark, a teacher at Lake Central High School in St. John, Ind., received VFW’s Americanism Award for creating the Gold Star Honor Project. It requires students to research Indiana warriors killed during war. Since 1986 when he first began the project, more than 1,350 profiles have been compiled by his students. He sees the award as one earned by his students. Clark, who served in the Army in Germany during the mid-1970s, also did a one-year tour in Afghanistan as part of the Indiana National Guard, making him VFW eligible. “It was the right thing to do and that’s why I did it,” said Clark, a member of Post 717 in St. John. His daughter deployed twice to Iraq. Clark and his program were profiled in the September 2013 issue of VFW magazine.

Stars and Stripes received VFW’s News Media Award. Accepting it on behalf of the 153-year-old publication was publisher Max Lederer. He touched on the early days of the newspaper when Union soldiers from three Illinois regiments printed stories about their activities. “We only exist because of your stories,” he told attendees. Stars and Stripes has more than 400,000 readers worldwide. A $2,500 honorarium accompanied the award.

Various Awards and Speakers

Jason Kamiya, USAA’s senior vice president for financial foundations, discussed the importance of personal financial management for veterans. He also highlighted United Way’s Military 211 hotline, which assists veterans with a variety of needs. Kamiya is a member of VFW Post 76 in San Antonio.
Andy Taylor, executive chairman of Enterprise Holdings, recognized his father, Jack Taylor, a WWII naval aviator. Jack, who was in the audience, founded the rental car company in 1957 and named it for the USS Enterprise on which he served. Taylor highlighted his company’s efforts at recruiting veterans for employment. “We believe it is the right thing to do,” he said.

Josh Halpern with Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B) of St. Louis, said the 138-year-old company has had 5,500 veterans representing WWI to Afghanistan work for the brewery in its history. One such employee is Rocky Sickmann, a former Marine Corps Embassy Security Guard who was held hostage for 444 days in Tehran, Iran, after Iranians stormed the U.S. Embassy there in 1979. A-B has donated $25 million to military charities, including $100,000 to VFW.

The Fred C. Hall Memorial Outstanding Post Special Project Award went to Post 4819 in West, Texas, for its exceptional efforts to care for survivors of the deadly industrial accident there on April 17, 2013. Fifteen people, including 12 fighting the fire, died. Post Commander Michael Driscoll was on hand to accept the award.

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https://plus.google.com/118352047081314598733 Nolly Wood : 'I'm looking into your eyes, and I don't think you have a soul': American Vice President Joe Biden relives...
'I'm looking into your eyes, and I don't think you have a soul': American Vice President Joe Biden relives the moment he came face to face with Vladimir Putin - whose chilling reply was 'we understand each other'

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Vice #President #Joe Biden claimed that he came face to face with #Vladimir Putin during a visit to Moscow in 2011 and told him: ‘Mr. Prime Minister, I’m looking into your eyes, and I don’t think you have a soul’.
#Biden told the New Yorker he was touring then-Prime Minister Putin's office when he positioned himself several inches from the #Russian politican's face and made the biting comment.
'And he looked back at me, and he smiled, and he said, "We understand one another"', #Biden told the publication. 'This is who this guy is!'
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https://plus.google.com/101576707194539482775 POLITICS x Kibow : Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack ...
Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White... #Reuters
Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker

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https://plus.google.com/110200678443707318735 hira ahmad : 11th july 2012 (this is my diary entry) today in history class we had this easy quiz and the question...
11th july 2012 (this is my diary entry) 
today in history class we had this easy quiz and the question was who is the vice president and i raised my hand to say joe biden but i accidentally said joe jonas.
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‘I don’t think you have a soul’ - Joe Biden told Vladimir Putin to his face
   Vladimir Putin has no soul, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in the New Yorker published online Monday. Biden told the magazine about his 2011 visit with Putin, ...
‘I don’t think you have a soul’ - Joe Biden told Vladimir Putin to his face
   Vladimir Putin has no soul, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in the New Yorker published online Monday. Biden told the maga...
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https://plus.google.com/110224369807952294878 Robert Smith : 'I'm looking into your eyes, and I don't think you have a soul': American Vice President Joe Biden relives...
'I'm looking into your eyes, and I don't think you have a soul': American Vice President Joe Biden relives the moment he came face to face with "Vladimir Putin - I am looking into your eyes and see an ass klown"
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https://plus.google.com/102097550631993799226 Abbey Bukhari : In January of this year, Vice President Joe Biden was told he had 180 days to research a solution to...
In January of this year, Vice President Joe Biden was told he had 180 days to research a solution to unemployment in the U.S. A few months later, in April, he met with a dozen or so entrepreneurs and tech professionals to discuss a possible course of…
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https://plus.google.com/113408553642485826586 MHUp2Date : Image Credit: GlassdoorIn January of this year, Vice President Joe Biden was told he had 180 days to...
Image Credit: GlassdoorIn January of this year, Vice President Joe Biden was told he had 180 days to research a solution to unemployment in the U.S. A few months later, in April, he met with a dozen or so entrepreneurs and tech professionals to discuss a…
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Barack Obama, Joe Biden highlight job-training in middle-class push

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will put a spotlight on job-training programs on Tuesday as part of a White House push to boost economic opportunities for middle-class Americans, an important voting group in November elections.

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Barack Obama, Joe Biden highlight job-training in middle-class push - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will put a spotlight on job-training programs on Tuesday as part of a White House push to boost economic opportunities for middle-class Americans, an important voting group in November elections. Obama will sign the "Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act," which the White House said would help "improve business engagement a...
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https://plus.google.com/112557765028825303077 Mark Roberts : WASHINGTON (AP) — A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing to go to a VA hospital in Wilkes-Barre.

Medical professionals from coast to coast have pointed out problems at the VA, only to suffer retaliation from supervisors and other high-ranking officials, according to a report Monday by a private government watchdog.

The report compiled by the Project on Government Oversight, a group that conducts its own investigations and works with whistleblowers, is based on comments and complaints filed by nearly 800 current and former VA employees and veterans. Those comments indicate that concerns about the VA go far beyond the long waiting times or falsified appointment records that have received much recent attention, extending to the quality of health care services veterans receive, the report said.

The group set up a website in mid-May for complaints and said it has received allegations of wrongdoing from 35 states and the District of Columbia.

"A recurring and fundamental theme has become clear: VA employees across the country fear they will face repercussions if they dare to raise a dissenting voice," said Danielle Brian, the group's executive director. "Until we eliminate the culture of intimidation and climate of fear, no reforms will be able to turn this broken agency around."

The report from the group, known as POGO, came a day before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee was to hold a hearing on the nomination of Robert McDonald to be VA secretary. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald would replace acting Secretary Sloan Gibson, who took over May 30 after Eric Shinseki resigned amid a growing uproar over treatment delays and falsified records at VA hospitals and clinics nationwide.

A federal investigative agency says it is examining 67 claims of retaliation by supervisors at the VA against employees who filed whistleblower complaints. The independent Office of Special Counsel said 30 of the complaints about retaliation have passed the initial review stage and are being further investigated for corrective action and possible discipline against VA supervisors and other executives.

Monday's private report details the case of Stuart Kallio, an inpatient pharmacy technician supervisor at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System who complained to superiors about what he described as incompetent, uncaring management and inefficiencies in delivering medicine to patients.

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The pharmacy service had steadily deteriorated to the point that it was "in a perpetual state of failure, failing to provide timely, quality care to veterans," Kallio said in a Feb. 26 email to supervisors. He addressed his criticisms up the chain of command as far as Elizabeth Joyce Freeman, director of the Palo Alto VA Health Care System.

On April 7, the chief of the pharmacy service sent Kallio a letter threatening to suspend him for sending emails "that contained disrespectful and inappropriate statements about your service chief" and others at the hospital, including leadership of the Palo Alto VA, the POGO report said. Kallio defended himself in a letter to superiors detailing hospital records that showed patients suffering from "missed doses, late doses, wrong doses" of medication. He was suspended for two weeks in June.

On June 20, the day before his suspension was to end, Freeman placed Kallio on paid leave pending an investigation. Another VA official ordered Kallio not to discuss the case outside the VA, the report said.

This month, Freeman became interim director of the VA's troubled Southwest Health Care Network based in Arizona. The former director there retired after reports this spring that dozens of patients have died while awaiting treatment at the Phoenix VA hospital.

POGO's Brian said an order attempting to gag Kallio, coupled with expansion of Freeman's responsibilities, "seem directly at odds" with a message Acting VA Secretary Gibson has repeated in recent weeks emphasizing the importance of whistleblower protection.

A spokesman for Gibson said Monday that the VA thanks POGO "for bringing these important claims to light." The spokesman, Drew Brookie, encouraged the group to provide relevant information to the VA's Office of Inspector General and Office of Special Counsel "so there can be appropriate follow-up."

The VA's acting inspector general, Richard Griffin, has issued a subpoena demanding that POGO turn over a list of whistleblowers who filed complaints through its website, which is operated jointly with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. The groups have refused, saying release of the names would violate the promise they made to whistleblowers.

Griffin's office said last week it is investigating possible wrongdoing at 87 VA medical facilities nationwide, up from 69 last month.

Thomas Tomasco, a doctor who worked at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in Pennsylvania, told POGO he quit his job "under duress" after he raised concerns about the hospital's on-call policy. He complained that on-call physicians were refusing to come to the hospital in emergencies; instead they provided telephone consultations, which Tomasco said delayed care to patients requiring immediate assistance.

After filing the complaint in 2012, Tomasco was suspended for a day without pay — an action that was overturned — and later was removed from clinical service. He eventually quit, saying he was "treated like a pariah with no justification."

Gibson is to address the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday in St. Louis. Vice President Joe Biden told the convention on Monday that the country has learned there are "many, many" things that must be done to fix the VA.

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