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Homeless Veteran Phil shares his story about being estranged from his family and living out of his vehicle at a retail store parking lot.

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Originally posted to jeff4justice on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 07:28 PM PST.

Also republished by Kossacks for the Homeless Person.

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    kerplunk, old mark

    Jeff 4 Justice * Web Site http://jeff4justice.com/ * Facebook https://www.facebook.com/likejeff4justice * Twitter @jeff4justice https://twitter.com/jeff4justice * YouTube http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=jeff4justice

    by jeff4justice on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 07:28:47 PM PST

  •  Dems and Renuts (0+ / 0-)

    Their should not be any Homeless Veterans anywhere

    •  If the government was doing it's job there (2+ / 0-)
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      mimi, unfangus

      wouldn't be any veterans. What happened to diplomacy?

      Never before has a nation been so eager to send poor and under educated cannon fodder to the front lines while bankers and oil cartels hold our nation hostage.

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      Where are our priorities? Who is in charge?

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      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx

      by Gordon20024 on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 08:44:12 PM PST

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  •  If Phil will take himself back to the VA, (5+ / 0-)
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    FG, brunoboy, Pinto Pony, mimi, unfangus

    go to the Homeless Veterans Program, and accept case management, he can be in his own apartment shortly through the HUD/VASH program.

    Unless, of course, there's more to the story that Phil isn't telling. I work getting chronically homeless veterans into housing on a regular basis and that last happens frequently. There's something about Phil's story that just doesn't sit right.

    War beats down, and sows with salt, the hearts and minds of soldiers." Brecht

    by DaNang65 on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 08:37:24 PM PST

    •  that was my impression too ... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... at least the guy who interviewed him, missed to ask important questions to make the story more comprehensible and I was wondering why that was.

      But then, I wouldn't post a video online, if I would have gotten information more than the video displays now, because in my mind it would violate the privacy and dignity of the Veteran involved.

    •  Unless the VA has vastly improved over the last (0+ / 0-)

      25 years, I wouldn't want to deal with it either. I had a TERRIBLE time with a VA hospital back in the late 1980's. I had been injured and hospitalized in in60's in the the Army-service connected-and was told by the orthopedic surgeon then that I WOULD eventually have back problems in the future due to this injury. I found that I could not get anything at all from the VA and was told by them that I should stop trying.

      I haver zero respect for the VA...if it has improved, I am happy to hear it, but I knew people who died waiting for help from them and they have generally been useless, and I don't blame anyone for wanting nothing to do with them.

      FEMINISM encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians...Pat Robertson, failed lawyer, worth over $100 million.

      by old mark on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 07:24:40 AM PST

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      •  Whatever happened to you a quarter century ago (1+ / 0-)
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        at some VA hospital has zero relevance to the issue of whether or not the HUD/VASH program is dramatically reducing the number of chronically homeless veterans.

        Reflexive VA bashing is no more attractive than any other form of bigotry, and simply serves the purposes of those who argue that government can't do anything right.

        War beats down, and sows with salt, the hearts and minds of soldiers." Brecht

        by DaNang65 on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 08:16:10 AM PST

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        •  Bullshit. The VA was a bad joke on veterans. (0+ / 0-)

          MY EXPERIENCE with it was very bad, an many veterans of the  Vietnam era and long before will say the same...I'm glad they have improved, if they have, and hope they are as good as you say, but do not slander me because you don't like what I have to say about my experience with the organization that pays you. Fuck you.

          FEMINISM encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians...Pat Robertson, failed lawyer, worth over $100 million.

          by old mark on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 09:49:34 AM PST

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          •  Your reading comprehension skills seem to be as (0+ / 0-)

            impoverished as your manners. By whatever logical means you seek to equate your unhappy medical experience long ago with a demonstrably effective housing program. It just ain't so.

            Would you please be so kind as to point out my words, here or anywhere else, that "slandered" you? Is pointing out your false equivalency "slander"?

            Fwiw, the only "pay" I receive from the VA is my monthly service connected compensation check.

            War beats down, and sows with salt, the hearts and minds of soldiers." Brecht

            by DaNang65 on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 10:55:45 AM PST

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