Fort Hood shooting and its potential impacts

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm · 0 comments

by Dave Jackson (Scoop0901)

in Government, Health, Iraq, Medical, Military, News, Politics, Society

Army Specialist Ivan Lopez, originally from Puerto Rico, was named by the Army as the perpetrator of the 2014 Fort Hood shooting rampage that left 3 dead, 16 injured, and then his death by suicide The Fort Hood shooting and its potential impacts will be something that’s measured months and years from now.

As multiple investigations continue at the Killeen, Texas Army post, as well as other locations where the now-dead SP4 Ivan Lopez lived or was stationed, at times, other issues are boiling to the surface, and all will involve the perception of military personnel and veterans.

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Tags: Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas, Specialist Ivan Lopez, Spec. Ivan Lopez, SP4 Ivan Lopez, Puerto Rico, Iraq, PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, behavioral health, mental health, Veterans Outreach Centers, VA, Veterans Crisis Line, CNY, Jack LoMedico, Utica, New York, civilian life, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia

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Putin laughs as Obama rattles sabers in unmatched stand-off

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm · 0 comments

by Dave Jackson (Scoop0901)

in Government, History, Military, News, Politics

I don't alays occupy the Ukraine ...I laugh at people who are talking about Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin is being intimidated or “thinking” about any U.S. maneuvering over the Ukraine.

So many are writing that Putin is watching our initial saber-rattling in eastern Europe, and pondering what’s next. Barack Hussein Obama is the equivalent of a little girl running from the big girls who won’t let her play jacks or do the double-dutch.
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Revised on Thursday, March 6, 2014

Joseph Paul Franklin was scared to death of injection

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11:13 pm · 4 comments

by Dave Jackson (Scoop0901)

in Crime, History, Legal

Joseph Paul FranklinI kept re-reading the story about the stay of execution for white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, hours before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection in Missouri. He was literally scared to death by injection. His death sentence, thankfully, was carried out earlier today, so his worrying about things is over.

Franklin was on death row for the 1977 murder of Gerald Gordon outside a synagogue in St. Louis. Authorities believe he killed 22 people between 1977 and 1980, as well as the attempted assassination of Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt in 1978.

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Revised on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Brian Nicholson unhappy over bill for emergency landing

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 1:35 am · 0 comments

by Dave Jackson (Scoop0901)

in Government, Legal, Life, Random Thoughts, Society

Pilot Brian Nicholson unhappy over bill for emergency PA Turnpike landingBrian Nicholson, of Charleroi, Pennsylvania, landed his 1946 Universal Stinson on a rural stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike after its propeller fell off. He is now protesting a $3,000 bill he received for emergency services responding to the scene. He says such fees could cause other pilots to seek out more dangerous emergency landing options.

Nicholson and his co-pilot, John Armel of Republic, Pennsylvania, made the almost instantaneous decision to land on the turnpike, near California, Pennsylvania, which is about 36 miles south of Pittsburgh. they decided to make an emergency landing on the turnpike in the crippled single-engine plane. [ Read the full article → ]

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Delta Force Marine awarded Navy Cross for Benghazi action

Monday, November 18, 2013 at 1:13 am · 0 comments

by Dave Jackson (Scoop0901)

in Government, Islam, Military, Muslims, News, Politics As Usual

Marine Corps member of Delta Force has been awarded the nation’s second highest military honor for coming to the defense of Americans last year at a CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.In a unique battlefield commendation, a Marine Corps member of Delta Force has been awarded the nation’s second highest military honor for coming to the defense of Americans last year at a CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. [ Read the full article → ]

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Healthcare.gov ‘crash’ predicted to officials in July

Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2:47 pm · 0 comments

by Dave Jackson (Scoop0901)

in Ethics, Government, Health, News, Politics As Usual

healthcare.gov screenshotNearly three months before the rocky Oct. 1 launch of Healthcare.gov, senior managers in charge of creating the online exchanges repeatedly warned of problems with the site — with one voicing concern the team might “crash the plane at take-off.”

The warnings were included in internal emails that were released Friday by Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Two series of internal emails in July between officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, including Healthcare.gov project manager Henry Chao, detailed struggles with the creation, development and implementation of the website.

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