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How the VA developed its culture of coverups | The Washington Post
"Charles R. Forbes, the first head of the U.S. Veterans Bureau ... was chosen by President Warren G. Harding, a poker buddy. He turned out to be an audacious crook, taking kickbacks and selling government supplies at low cost to his cronies. Forbes later went to jail, and his crimes shaped the agency that would become the VA."
veterans  VA  failure  oppression  injustice  usa  war  healthcare  kafka 
june 2014 by ignatz
Hospital Compare Home
Veterans Administration attempting transparency with hospital data, using incomprehensible IE-only GUI.
healthcare  government  veterans  informatics  failure  hospitals  publichealth 
march 2011 by ignatz
Med Center Official Tried to Silence Vet
Canady's story -- allegations of racial discrimination and a claim that he was twice given an overdose of morphine by a nurse who continues to work at the hospital -- peaked the interest of a local radio reporter who, when he tried to interview Canady, was interrupted by a hospital official.
government  military  oppression  journalism  VA  veterans  news  censorship 
april 2009 by ignatz
News: Disabled vets falls and no one will help him up
Man can't make it home from the doctor and ends up lying on the street half conscious for four hours. Cops, 911 dispatch, CHP, bystanders do nothing. Go O.C.!
orangecounty  failure  villainy  war  medicine  veterans  grimmeathookfuture  gaaaah 
september 2008 by ignatz
Main and Central: A Communique From the Front Lines
an encounter with a homecoming iraq veteran begging for food
war  veterans  iraq  politics 
may 2006 by ignatz
Strategic Air Command Christmas Card
"Dr. Strangelove is considered by many veterans to be the most accurate film every made about SAC, at least in terms of depicting air crews and how they respond to adversity." SAC vets page about the film.
strangelove  film  films  movies  war  veterans  usa  wtf  nuclearwar  preverts 
april 2006 by ignatz

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