Wild Fires on the West Coast Could be Arsonists

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I am hearing reports that people are purposely starting the wild fires on the west coast. They have already aressted two men in different parts of Oregon for arson. If one person dies from their stupidity, they should get life in prison.

The wild fires are causing many deaths and burning millions of acres. Complete towns have been wiped out in Oregon. Four towns are gone. One was a big vacation area that was burnt to the ground. Hundreds pf home destroyed. I have one neighbor on my street that has two of her children staying with her, becasue their homes are gone.

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Still hearing Fake News claiming that President Trump thinks the military is a bunch of losers, when that has already been proven false. They will do whatever they can to try to make him look bad.

I so admire him for standing strong through all of this Fake News debocle. he is the best presedint for us right now. he is facing the Pandemic, rioting and looting, wild fires in the west, and the democrats creating tons of lies about him. He stands there and takes it like a man. He is in a storm and yet he faces it head on.

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The was another death at a military base, and this was not at Ft hood. It was the fourth one this year at Ft Jackson. There has also been many deaths at Ft. Hood. Got to find out what is going on. These are our brothers and sisters that are dying.

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I have been battling the VA trying to get compensation. I have two ligit problems I have received while in the military. One is thaat I had to wear ear phones twelve hours a day since I was in the Army Security Agency, and we had to monitor airways for breaches of security. They was often a lot of static going into my ears.

Later on, just before I was suposed to get out of the service, I was in a Jeep accident. I was thrown out of the jeep and landed on a bolder back first. I was knocked unconscious from the whip lash i receive, and woke up later in a military tent on bivwac. I woke up screaming from the pain in my whole back. I was quickly given some morphine and I was better. They never did exrays of my back when I left the military. I have had three back and neck surgeries since.

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The Good Guys Are Losing the “War” in Portland, Oregon

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I know that I am overdoing the reporting of the mess in Portland, Oregon, but it is breaking my heart. It has been over 100 days since the rioting first started and there is no end in sight. There have been people murdered, beaten, stores burnt down, and police officers being accosted.

People fear going outside. They see what is happening on the TV’s and it is right outside their doors.

President Trump has repeatedly offered to send in help to stop it. The governor and mayor have told him to leave them alone. Such weakness, is killing people.

As a veteran I KNOW what I would do and it wouldn’t be pretty. I am sure there are many of you who may agree with me. I would go in and start pushing back, and anyone that tried to stop us would be taken down and arrested. AND PROSECUTED!

Here is a side story that has me screaming. One of the antifascists (their name) shot and killed an innocent young man at point blank. The gunman got away. (Only because he was arrested for carrying a weapon. He was released the next day and not prosecuted.) That was about three days ago. Today there was a stabbing death of a young couple up in Washington. It was the same man that the local police in Portland had identified as the killer.

Because they released him without any charges he killed two more people.! I CAN NOT ACCEPT THAT. If they would had prosecuted him in Portland, the two people in Washington would still be alive, and they would also find out his was the killer in Portland. They should have put him away right there for the rest of his life.

I know this doesn’t have too much to do of what this site is all about, but maybe it is!!

I am going to get very political here. I hope I don’t lose too many of you.

I am fearing a civil war. A real civil war. Both sides of these happenings are very sure they are right and seem to think they would die for it.

The democrats are almost applauding the rioting. They think this will end the President’s White House visit. The democrats run every major city that is rioting. All of them want President Trump to leave them alone, because they think they are doing fine.

I need to stop here, and cool down! Sorry I ranted on you.

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How are you doing in this environment? Has it been hard for you? Do you fight stress and anger because of it?

Just remember there are over 9,200 fellow veterans here who have your six. They have been there and done that with you.

It is hard, at best, to cope with this dangerous world we live in right now. If it is overwhelming you GET HELP!

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Please call it if you need it. Don’t wait.

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Man Claims He was a Vet, Cuts off His Hand to Get a role

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‘Better Call Saul’ Actor Cut Off His Own Arm So He Could Pass As A Wounded Vet And Land Roles

There’s a lot of “out there” news these days, but this one takes the MRE pound cake for being straight-up bonkers.

Actor Todd Lawson LaTourrette — whose credits include brief roles on TV shows Better Call Saul and Longmire plus a bit part in The Men Who Stare At Goats — publicly outed himself as faking military service to get his big break during an Oct. 29 interview with KOB4 news.

But the story gets more bizarre, because of the lengths he went to do it: LaTourrette said that 17 years ago, he cut off his own arm, cauterized the wound, then made his own prosthetic, all so he could pass himself off as a war-wounded veteran.

Here’s how he explained it to KOB4:

“I severed my hand with a skill saw,” Latourette, who said he is bipolar and was off his medication at the time, told the local Albuquerque, New Mexico outlet. “The state of my mind was a psychotic episode.”

Following the DIY operation, Latourette began landing several television roles, including his recent part in Season 4 of Better Call Saul in September, after claiming he was wounded overseas.

“The film industry obviously took a different angle,” Latourette said in the interview. “That I was different. And they liked that.”

But Latourette said the lie has been hard to live with and hinted that it’s because he stole the limelight by claiming to be a veteran, when he wasn’t. He decided to come forward to make amends.

“I was dishonorable. I’m killing my career by doing this, if anyone thinks this was for personal edification, that’s not the case,” Latourette said. “I’m ousting myself from the New Mexico Film Industry. And gladly so, just to say what I’ve said.”

The actor told KOB4 that he’s not seeking forgiveness, just a chance to close this chapter in his life, and hopes his, uh, experience, may help others dealing with mental health challenges.

If nothing else, it’s a cautionary tale that there are limits to what you should do to land your big break in a cut-throat industry — like cutting off a limb to score a role that may have gone to a wounded military veteran looking for his or her big break.

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Military Retirees And VA Disability Recipients Are Getting Their Biggest Pay Raise Since 2012

Military retirees and those who receive disability checks and some other types of pay from the Department of Veterans Affairs will see a 2% pay raise in their monthly paychecks in 2018.

It is the biggest cost of living (COLA) increase since 2012, equaling as much as $310 a month for those at the top of the retirement pay charts.

Many monthly benefits going up

Thanks to the increase, the average military retirement check for an E-7 with 20 years of service will go up by $46 a month, while an O-5 with the same time in uniform will see an $88 monthly increase.

Disabled veterans will also see a bump, with the average VA disability check going up about $3 per month for those with a 10 percent rating, and $58 for those rated at 100 percent.
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