Predatory Education

When the GI bill changed in July of 2008 to the post 9/11 it created an exponential increase in the amount of money available to veterans. I went to school on a yellow ribbon scholarship on the post 9/11 GI bill and, quite frankly, I felt somewhat guilty about the amount of money that the government was spending on me. ... Read More »

Predatory Banking Targets Veterans

It is a well known fact that the recruiting practices of the military target the lowest economic dregs of our society. Once in the military they are also targeted by banking institutions. Outside of every stateside base there is a check cashing place that will charge the equivalent in interest that one could get from a speak easy loan shark. ... Read More »

Motivation Monday I

If this video does not motivate you, I do not think there is anything that will. In Charlie Chaplin’s film The Great Dictator (1940), Chaplin plays a poor Jewish barber that is mistaken for Adolf Hitler. The film ends with what many critics regard as one of the greatest speeches of all time. I completely agree. Article includes video and full text of speech. Read More »

Class is the New Race

  The first question the media asked when the Occupy Wall St. Movement started budding at the end of September was the racial demographic of the protesters. As if the litmus test for the legitimacy of an issue is the amount of minorities involved. This has become a real problem especially with so called liberal circles because we have been ... Read More »

The Unknown Soldier

On this day meant to commemorate veterans young and old, it is imperative  that we do not let the recent improper disposal of veterans’ ashes in Virginia sully the unknown soldier’s symbolism. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was first erected in France as a monument to the unnamed fallen. Today one exists in almost every country in the world. With the onset of forensic science, the ... Read More »

Out With the Garbage. Really?

Sometimes I know we as soldiers, sailors, and veterans we’ve felt like we were treated like trash, but the sentiment was never meant literally. Until now. The Washington Post revealed that unidentified body parts of fallen soldiers have long been cremated and disposed of in a Virginia landfill. Apparently the practice was squashed in 2008 but the fact that it ... Read More »

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Preparing For War?

The county of San Diego released a 10-page document today that makes the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department look like they are preparing for an all-out war against the peaceful protesters at Occupy San Diego. The Request for Quotation (RFQ No. 5339) dated November 8, 2011 starts: The county of San Diego, Sheriff’s Department, has a requirement for defense technology’s ... Read More »

Anonymous Sends Strong Message to Police

Sorry for the inconvenience. We are trying to change the world. Released to Occupations in San Diego, Chicago, and Oakland, this latest video by the infamous Internet group Anonymous sends a strong message to police officers around the United States. The video calls for the police to honor their oath and protect the people they swore to serve.  It states ... Read More »

Being Heard Without Saying a Word

From the moment I woke up yesterday I closely watched the weather in anticipation of glorious thunderstorms to wash over Central Oklahoma. Unfortunately, the storm I had been tracking was slow moving into Oklahoma City but was active none the less. The news reported of a tornado touching down in the southwestern part of the state in the late afternoon. ... Read More »

Veterans Affairs Closes Its Doors

Have you ever heard of a governmental organization closing its doors? Not answering its phones? That is exactly  what I observed this summer with the Philadelphia VA. In the spring I had received a letter from the VA informing of their intentions of recruiting me.   Unfortunately, this all amounted to nothing and when I called the VA (over and over again) the number ... Read More »

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