Possible New Resource Vet's TBI- Perhaps Better Experience Than Myself

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Last thing- yet again hopefully, of all my bizzare experiences with the US DVA and others one that was more odd than all was being asked by VA Personnel if I knew if any "organized crime" was in the local area-- my response "HOW ON EARTH WOULD I KNOW" but that being said and from Alabama Phoenix City Alabama has had that reputation for eons, and General Patton, believe it or not, as told "Program Tech" from Alabama at SHARE was actually going to invade it.....

True... look it up......

And why on earth would a US DVA Employee ask any Veteran this???????????? Beyond Bizarre.......and I think "inappropriate" unless vet answered yes and US DVA was in fact going to actually do something for once......!!!!!!??????? (This is all MHV Secure Messaging/Notes)
 

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All- it is pretty funny, being a disabled veteran and attention one gets, I just received not to long ago a call from Fairhope Chief of Police about trying to get my water tested..... I guess once a guest of Federal and State Government one simply never gets off Law Enforcement radar no matter what one does... or does not do.....

Simply civilly committed last December in this area, for "turning" in counterfeit money- or so I thought- I got at a local gas station, and deciding to "fall" off the radar for awhile as told all my "friends and VA Providers as well as family members.....

Oddly, just found out other gas stations if they ring up individual packs of cigarettes they amount same price as a carton! Oddly, at said above gas station this is not the case. If ring up individual packs to make a carton much more expensive than a carton....??????? The way "tobacco" is taxed, and regulated now, there must be simply something wrong with this but I am not "telling" the Police.... as even thought Chief of Police told me would not Have Baldwin County Sheriff nor his guys in front of my house, I have heard that all before....

Funny, I have not heard back from Mayor's Office on water testing, etc.... but get phone call Chief of Police and "apparently" plenty of folks get their water tested..... Call me Crazy....

Also had Gulf Coast VA have Fairhope Police, (courtesy of Patient Advocates, whom head of supposedly good buddies with former director Gulf Coast VA and VA tried to fire, and gave him back his job after a year and just recently "reassigned to Houston Texas VA) show up at my home for something I have said all my life, as well as entire time in VA system and no-body ever corrected me, and it, as officer's who showed up admitted, was nothing anyone could possibly do.....

Is it not great to be a Combat Veteran in the United States of America in today's age.......

As I am sure numerous other members of this Fantastic Site can attest to...actually told founder of this Website should in fact be "government" Funded..... numerous times; and this website has assisted me in realizing their are other's out there worse off than me....
 

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As I was saying and told "all my VA providers" via Secure Messaging today (Message ID#:1263037659) not sure "hiring" EX- US DVA Employees such a good idea!????

My problems at SHARE were in fact by in large "as previously stated" caused "BY AND LARGE" by an ex-VA nurse! Oddly, an ex-VA Nurse, from the Birmingham Alabama VA Area "just happens" to work at one of the "big Box" shopping stores in my town in Fairhope, Alabama, where as soon as I returned they were in fact back to "Business As Usual" and was yet again "Over Saturated" with Chemicals..... odd?????

As I have sent, in the past, all said US DVA Provider's, via MHV Secure Messaging- "Pattern And Network" Analysis which we utilized in Iraq- Police Departments/Law Enforcement and Corporate America "big Data" utilize it as well- this cannot symply be "Coincidence" and in Iraq- action of some sort would have been taken on this "connection?Chain Link" alone.....

Other's simply be the judge..... you Ex- Military Intelligence Veterans out there more than know what I am talking about.....

Alos, hopefully helpful tip if call MyHealtheVet Help Desk about "ISSUES" MHV Secure Messaging, they will ask for the "message ID" so most likely need write it down.... I have also, unfortunatley had to write Senator's and Congressmen about numerous problems the MHV-Secure Messaging System as well as the VA OIG- but nothing changes as had severe issue with it again just very recently....!!!!!!

Hopefully SHARE might take some "corrective" measures to fix "things" for veterans with "chemical Issues" etc......

Other, please do not be discouraged and apply to SHARE as sometimes with US DVA Compensation and Pension an "independent" or second opinion outside the US DVA is in fact helpful:

Phone numbers to SHARE are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor

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I thought I would update the "Contact" for SHARE Program in Atlanta Georgia- after all "Information" is "Power" and are we all not supposed "SHARE" with each other "good" as they say a USMA "poop".... which reminds me when I was at USMA their was a "RUMOR" that "THEY" put "SALT PETER" in Cadet food to "control" certain "Mental" thoughts....?????? If true wonder if could be done anywhere like at "local" restruant's etc.........

Anyway here is "UPDATED" contact information SHARE-

[[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Also thought I woluld "Inform" other veterans out there with "CHEMICAL" Sensitivities about a Home Buying or Apartment Renting Checklis from (ssee attached):

https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Envi...nvironments+for+optimum+health+and+creativity

"Optimum Environments For Optimum Health and Creativity: Designing and Building a Healthy Home or Office" Paperback – 2002 by M.D. William J. Rea (Author)

Honestly hope this helps some "veterans" or "retirees' acroos the "fuull spectrum" of the US Armed Services and hope is not "considered " a "Joint" "smoked" on my be-half......

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"I highly discourage the use of taking notes on post-its, receipts or any other small pieces of paper." GS Fowler thread above #15!

Attached is how I organize, "sales" receipt's, note cards, post-it's etc.. by "stapling" or gluing and/or taping in note book(s)!

Hope this greatly assist others..... SHARE Atlanta Georgia Contact Information Below

[[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

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http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/

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I would be remiss if did not post here as well:

Interesting story, while I was at SHARE in Atlanta Georgia. There was an "islamic" gentleman riding his bike one day shouting all kinds of things in street across SHARE Bldg. All I caught was "Allah Akabar" but another "guest" at SHARE claimed speak and understand Arabic, claimed he was saying "death to you all" etc.... so I told SHARE Staff whom supposedly called Atllanta PD or POPO- to check on.

Oddly, when my troubles, begain this same Islamic gentleman was on street yet again, doing very similar, and had, had SHARE Program Manager check on me as well as stated ex-US Navy Social Worker.....several times. As I came out of building, and this Islamic guy had just departed area, an Ambulance and Police Crusier pulled out different sides of street from where "obviously" hiding- can only assume they were meant most likely for me, for "civil commitment" yet again, but this time in Atlanta Georgia, one biggest Cities US now!!!!!! These Law Enforcement folks had to have seen this same said "Islamic" gentleman as was in same time "window???" Now I can do "fuzzy" math and this does not add up in any way... what so ever... others can decide.....

One of civilian MH provider's treating me, told me after I was free of being "hostage" US Government... which no on one really believed was going to happen, this same MH professional told me I need to, if ever had means, get out of this area-i.e. State of Alabama, and Region all together.... now why would that be???? See Attached..... and other post's

Furthermore, numerous "Attorney's" in this area have told me to have nothing to do with Law Enforcement, what so ever.....guess I messed up turning in- what I thought to be "counterfeit money, etc....???" As was yet again, as in other post's this site described- "civilly committed" by a County Judge with no law-degree nor having passed State Bar Exam....????

Well other's out there on this website, have gone through worse, but I am living proof of a whole lot of things....sadly.... Other's CAN JUDGE...

Once again... SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested"::

[[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/ (431-Views This Thread)
 

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Yesterday, a Super Moderator, this website, called just to check on me. Said had other's present, but wanted to let me know if ever need support, etc..to call him. I thanked him and "re-iterated" how much I appreciated this website and how helpful, as well as "moral" sustaining it it fact was!

Which reminded me- that IAW several MH-Related Magazin'e- the Mental Health Community at US DVA, and elsewhere, should in fact be taking into account "veteran" "religious and cultural" beief systems so as not to Catch themselves in a "Catch-22" situation at all!

As I have stated in other post's this web-site "there are no atheist's in fox-holes" and it is a Hex- possibly, to be "lucky rather than good" as they say!

This Super Moderator wa s also fully "aware" of the song "Jealously..." or something, as I explained was "most-likely" the cause of a "host" of my problems in the local "community" on the Eastern Shore of Baldwin County, AL---- despite me ""being" a "guest or hostage" of Federal Government, for little to "NO" reason.....

Which reminded me of another comment about "art" and Artist's, which they stress at SHARE in Atlanta Georgia, and I guess for some strange reason in the US Atrmy Foreign Area office Program I guess under the Pre-text" of "Kultura"????!!!!!

Anyway, the Fairhope Alabama Art's and Craft's Festival is coming up. and I hope a whole lot of the very "exceptional" prison artists decide to flock to this area as well to "show" their skill and hopefully "pick" up a "Sponsor" or two to hopefully create there own "honest" business... just an idea???????

I guess being a veteran in USA today, is like bing in "CatcH-22" or as the Band Rush sings in Song "2112," dealing with the "priest's of the temple" in days long past, were information, or the 411, by and large was passsed verbally and in-person, not via "electronic" means soley....... kind of like the song "spirit of the Radio" once again by "rush!"

Anywa- just wanted to thank Super Moderator "checking" on me and let other's know that the folks that Moderated this website really do care about all Veterans etc....

Once again... SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested"::

[[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/ (487-Views This Thread)
 

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So all know- there are in fact a handful of folks within the US Department of Veteran Affairs System (US DVA) whom actually really care about veterans. The Chief of Gulf Coast VA, OEF-OIF-New Dawn (Trasition Management) called me last night, as had been following the SHARE/ Shepherd Center Situation "accutely" and wants to send some of his veteran's to SHARE- based on what all he had read, about it!

Like many he was totally unaware, the SHARE-Shepherd center even existed as a Resource " or veteran's"- hence, I believe, the need for some website out there to try and list all "resources' such as this, which I mentioned in other threads this post!!!!!

I recommended, that he first in fact- visit SHARE-Shepherd Center himself, via TDY , so to speak, via VA, prior to sending or having any of his veteran's apply. (See attached "redacted Email"

Gulf Coast VA just got, yet again, another "new" Director, so will be interesting to see if this actually happens or not- as have recommend things, such as "Cane Master's" latest medical devices- other VA's/ VA System's issuing, to Gulf Coast VA via the Oef-OIF Program and nothing has ever/ never come of it- odd- if VA want's to "transform!"

PS: As I told Chief OIF/OEF, who supported me in VA OIG Investigation (of which no one-either myself or other's at VA who supported as well- have heard anything back on) , into my care since entry into said system, simply getting my "TRICARE" back saved my life and "prevented" the VA from doing "further" harm to my "whole" person!!!!!!

Hope this helps folks and once again,

SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested"::

[[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/ (518-Views This Thread)
 

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My apologies, I forgot, that the The Chief of Gulf Coast VA, OEF-OIF-New Dawn (Transition Management) called me last night, offered me to in fact try Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy that is in fact being offered veterans in Mobile, AL- see links below:

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/35522556/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-changing-local-vets-lives

http://www.ipmamd.com/hbot-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy/

I, personally declined, given my experiences at WRIISC in Washington DC and SHARE/Shepherd Center in Atlanta Georgia. I also declined another Program- Warriors Ascent: at https://www.warriorsascent.org/ that a retired Army 0-6 "friend" of mine is highly involved in, for same reason.

In the recent past I asked the Chief of Gulf Coast VA, OEF-OIF-New Dawn (Transition Management)- to see if Gulf Coast VA could in fact look into Alpha-Stim, at http://www.alpha-stim.com/ that a US Medal of Honor veteran is utilizing/ endorsing as well as former hear of the US Department of Veteran Affairs! Of course nothing ever came of this nor anything else recommended Gulf Coast VA/ VISN-16!!!!!

Oddly, one of the Congressmen from my state of Alabama has in fact tried to get the US DVA to utilize Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy, and my own "civil" orthopedist has told me it has been utilized to heal the broken collar bone of a professional athlete in "record" time!

As mentioned in other post's those veterans and other's "artistically" inclined the Fairhope, Alabama Arts and Craft's Festival is occurring March 16-18, in Fairhope Alabama and people all over the country and world attend. See below links:

http://fairhopeartsandcraftsfestival.com/

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5857

Given, Fairhope-Daphne-Spanish Fort, as previously stated is per "capatia" one of the "wealthiest" areas in Alabama, might be good opportunity to pick up a sponsor or two?

Hope this helps quite folks and once again,

SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested"::

[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/ (562-Views This Thread)
 

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All- simply hope folks do not think I was overly "harsh" on SHARE/Shepherd Center In Atlanta Georgia! They, in form of "Recreational Therapy" really got me to thinking about my entire life and military career in relation to a whole host of "discipline's" in my "educational" background and "Real" world experience..... Kind of like the song by the band "Fallout Boy"- "My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark!" (see attached)

I really hope the OEF/OIF Rep. from Gulf Coast VA- sub-group VISN-16 gets to visit themselves, and send veteran's from this area!!!! Think it would be an "eye" opening experience for a whole lot of them as to how sadly the US DVA is lacking in a "myraid" of areas!!!!

I mean, despite, the issues I "personally" encountered, I "gleaned" a whole lot from just a very short stay, and in fact had things, I was unaware of, "discovered" that were in fact wrong with me!!!!

As the OIF/OEF Chief stated, 10 (+) years on, to still be diagnosing and attempting to treat issues with veterans is simply "UN-acceptiable" by any "measure" or "standar!" Sadly I am not the only one- look at our predecessor's from all conflicts WWII-to present!

Hopefully, this will spawn interest, for those with the "power" or "ability" to create better- fully-integrated system's that serves those who "selflessly" served our Nation, much better???? As I think, the short clip, in the Hasbro, etc... movie "Battleship" about "veterans" of all services being treated in a "Star-Wars" like "atmosphere" is probably the "goal" or ideal! Sadly it is no-where near "reality" as of yet!!!!!!

Thanks....

Hope this helps quite folks and once again, SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested":

[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/

PS: As mentioned in other post's those veterans and other's "artistically" inclined the Fairhope, Alabama Arts and Craft's Festival is occurring March 16-18, in Fairhope Alabama and people all over the country and world attend. See below links:

http://fairhopeartsandcraftsfestival.com/

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5857

Given, Fairhope-Daphne-Spanish Fort, as previously stated is per "capatia" one of the "wealthiest" areas in Alabama, might be good opportunity to pick up a sponsor or two?

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For "continuity's sake" thought post here as well from POST to Darby009 (hopefully not a SGT ROCK or Rock as I guess I have been called...): [http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/]

Darby009- if still with the PEBForum Program, thought would re-iterate something about MyHeatheVet Secure Messaging. I, and understand other's who in past have "crossed" folks like Head of a VA System- like the former Head x2past of Gulf Coast VA, have suddenly experienced issue's with said system.

If call the MHV Help Desk, they will most likely ask for a message ID, see attached example MSG Highlighted in "yellow!" This hard to do unless write them down constantly as, who, especially those TBI etc... can remember them?

Anyway, will need a "premium" MHV account to access this feature- which when works, is exceedingly helpful. However, it too has "significant" issues. The message's are in fact "screend" by admin staff/ nurses etc... ebfore reach intended recipent, and some VA doctors/ dentist's themselves have problems logging on to this system, and given o"overload" of veterans in system some provider's simply become swamped.... as one showed me all the MHV Secure traffic she alone gets.....

I have complained, sadly to VA OIG, Former Head VA, and the Head Shed in Maryland of MHV System- Congressmen/Senator's- and still have issues....i.e. no "changie" .... but that is status quo for the US DVA!!!!!

Hopefully, you will not encounter these issue's if as VA personnel themselves will tell you, "not" rock the boat by contacting "Law Maker's or hiring, lord forbid, a "VA Attorney" to represent you......

Also, so you are also aware, as per my one and only TDRL Eval, and my VA provider's as well those at SHARE in Atlanata GA, one is supposed keep VA MH Provider's, etc... constantly abrest of what is going on in your life.... hence journalism, sales receipt notes etc... that I myself keep and "periodically" send my providers....

Anyway, hope this assist's you and other's with, perhaps similar issues.....

Yet again, SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested":

[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/

PS: As mentioned in other post's those veterans and other's "artistically" inclined the Fairhope, Alabama Arts and Craft's Festival is occurring March 16-18, in Fairhope Alabama and people all over the country and world attend. See below links:

http://fairhopeartsandcraftsfestival.com/

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5857

Given, Fairhope-Daphne-Spanish Fort, as previously stated is per "capatia" one of the "wealthiest" areas in Alabama, might be good opportunity to pick up a sponsor or two?

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(PS: One really wonder's how much Hollywood and other artist's reall get right as IAW "The Mythical Creatue's Bible" by Brenda Rosen- like in the Movie "John Wick," "Baba-Yeaga (sP)" is in fact real Russian Fable, as well as Movie "47-Ronin" - "Obake and...Kitasune"- are real Japaneses myth's....interesting????)
 

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Darby009- (if still following) in continuing from Post Above Thought would SHARE why I personally do not write "law Makers" any more, but not discouraging or anyone else from doing so by any or all means:
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I have dealt with VA etc… now for 10(+) years and nothing tangible has in fact changed despite writing just about everyone humanly possible, countless times! The only way I have really achieved anything is in fact through attorneys at considerable cost and time and effort…. very sadly….

As I have been told by numerous attorney’s, Senators and Congressmen cannot, by themselves direct any Federal Agency, what to do! They can only suggest/inquire! A law, must in fact be passed by Congress to get a Federal Agency to do anything- and is a law going to be passed for any one individual? Odds are not, and getting any bill through congress is a nightmare in and of itself- with all the competing interests of the parties involved, constituents, businesses etc…

Also, there are supposedly Congressional “Liaison’s” at these Federal Agencies- I have seen them myself at VA-in action- and they simply bought the VA’s “Party Line” and affected no change what so ever… I do not know if these Liaisons are part of a different branch of government or work for individual Senators and Congressmen, and/or are full- time job- if so they too are part of what is termed as “Deep State”- which I will address next….

Since our elected officials cannot direct a Federal Agency what to do, these agencies, such as the VA, simply pay tacit compliance, and then resume business as usual…. this is because there is little to no follow up by Congressional staff, liaisons, etc… as Congressional staff, individually, are not equipped/manned for this…..

Then there are all the rules and laws for terminating federal employees… which are well above and beyond ridiculous- one only must look to former head Gulf Coast VA, and other senior VA leadership around country that have been in news-papers/media for various wrong-doings to clearly see this…. So they remain ultimately in place and empowered to influence a whole host of thing via “networks” they have either created or become part of….

Gulf Coast VA/VISN-17 is a simple microcosm of this in totality… as over the last decade numerous folks from Washington DC VA HQ have been down here to supposedly “FIX” things and simply everything remains largely as it was since my entry in this heinous system since over 10-years ago…

Thus, part of the overall “Deep State” - life-long senior Federal employees- have been able to exploit a “seam” in the “system,” that is our Federal Government, without impunity for an exceedingly long time!!!! Also, if retired or simply fired… they can in fact become even more influential as “Grey Beards,” so to speak, through the networks and contacts they just left- as are no longer largely bound/constrained by the rules and regulations they were employed under! Also, as they become members of extra-former-employment networks or new networks, thereby further linking networks and systems!
Therefore, nothing really changes, - nor probably- ever will- as this system is most likely well beyond any level of reigning in by those in power, unless “laws” are radically changed…. But that as we all know is a very lengthy, time-consuming process and Senator’s and Congressman must be re-elected- which is two years for Congressmen- so with that turn-over in Congress what “collective working memory” is there to “prosecute” any lasting change in this system……???????

Then you have “special interest- “in case of the VA a whole host of $BIG Dollar$ interests like big Pharma, medical equipment, office suppliers, etc.… to name a few! This is not to mention the VA is the Second Largest Federal Employer behind DOD. So, if simply Congress or anyone wanted to change this system radically, it would be worse than the US military’s BRAC- as endless argument would ensue about what was or was not going to remain in whose “District” or “State”- HIGHLY PROBLEMATIC!!!!!!!!!

I, very painfully, got a VA OIG Investigation initiated (still never heard if closed out or not), and a person from one of the Vet Service Organizations told me they were trying to “crack” the Gulf Coast VA System for a long time to no-avail- which brings up a bigger question…! Why of all the numerous VA System’s- are only a handful- supposedly darn good, and others simply beyond atrocious like the Gulf Coast VA System - which is 1-Star System now- and should have never been the Five Star System it was to begin with… able to obviously withstand this type of, dare I say, “INFILTRATION?????, by the “Deep State?”

That is for others to ponder and beyond me to figure out…. But the “Deep State” is in fact alive and well, one only must look as far as the Gulf Coast VA/VISN-16 to get a glimpse of it at work…… and a huge seam in our beloved Democracy Exploited…as every system has its weak-spot’s… just a people do….

GEN/President Eisenhower, allegedly, feared the “military/Industrial complex” as, and he would have personally known, is it is exactly what helped bring Nazi Germany to power… so if “life-long” VA “Deep-State” employees have in fact been compromised by “special-interest” or other interest’s does this not in fact compound the issues to Infinity “∞” in the VA alone for example???????? What if they transfer to another Federal Agency- which they can do???

There is also another issue at work- “education”- Thomas Jefferson supposedly stated the best defense against any tyranny is an “highly-educated” populace… sadly most regular VA employees are not this, in my experience… and there is no system of “IQ/Job Competency Testing” etc. in place before they are in fact hired (as I have asked numerous folks about this) further compounding the VA’s numerous issue’s… or is it simply by design?????? Questions for others to ponder…but from extensive personal experience, any employee I have known at the VA to ask hard questions or “buck” the system (so to speak) has paid dearly for it, personally and professionally…….

Finally, myself and other veterans I know, have been cautioned by VA employees, themselves, from writing Senators and Congressmen or even hiring attorney’s- now why would this be? Do they know something other’s simply do not??????

Thanks….. and hopes this in fact helps someone else, and once again, I am by no means at all discouraging others from writing their Elected Officials as it sometimes, not quite often as in my case, pays off and informs them as well! But I have simply had more effect with attorney's than anything else..... hope folks at least think about this??????

For more accuracy on a comment "Then there are all the rules and laws for terminating federal employees..." I would, if anyone so inclined, highly recommend "The Complete Guide To Hiring and Firing Government Employees" by Stewart Liff- as I gave this as a gift to several very good VA employees who were in fact, as I stated above, "any employee I have known at the VA to ask hard questions or “buck” the system (so to speak) has paid dearly for it, personally and professionally……." to utilize as kind of a "reverse playbook" to protect themselves and careers, etc....., but even then some-supposedly had to retain attorney's..... Just something for folks to think about as very coin has how many sides?

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Darby 009- Hope this helps quite folks and once again, SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia is provided below for those "interested":

[email protected]

Phone numbers to SHARE Program Atlanta Georgia are 404-603-4306 "clinical Program Manager"; 404-603-4301 "Program Nurse"; 404-603-4314 "Program Admissions" and 404-603-4316 "Program Counselor:; Chaplain 404-350-7674; Case Manager 404-603-4302/4322]

https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members

https://www.shepherd.org/

Links to other Threads This Web-site Below:

http://pebforum.com/threads/my-turn-for-guess-the-pts-ratings.42847/

http://pebforum.com/threads/express...a-all-vets-retirees-out-there-question.42879/

PS: As mentioned in other post's those veterans and other's "artistically" inclined the Fairhope, Alabama Arts and Craft's Festival is occurring March 16-18, in Fairhope Alabama and people all over the country and world attend. See below links:

http://fairhopeartsandcraftsfestival.com/

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5857

Given, Fairhope-Daphne-Spanish Fort, as previously stated is per "capatia" one of the "wealthiest" areas in Alabama, might be good opportunity to pick up a sponsor or two?

(PS: One really wonder's how much Hollywood and other artist's reall get right as IAW "The Mythical Creatue's Bible" by Brenda Rosen- like in the Movie "John Wick," "Baba-Yeaga (sP)" is in fact real Russian Fable, as well as Movie "47-Ronin" - "Obake and...Kitasune"- are real Japaneses myth's....interesting????)

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My apologies, I forgot, that the The Chief of Gulf Coast VA, OEF-OIF-New Dawn (Transition Management) called me last night, offered me to in fact try Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy that is in fact being offered veterans in Mobile, AL- see links below:

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/35522556/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-changing-local-vets-lives

http://www.ipmamd.com/hbot-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy/

I, personally declined, given my experiences at WRIISC in Washington DC and SHARE/Shepherd Center in Atlanta Georgia. I also declined another Program- Warriors Ascent: at https://www.warriorsascent.org/ that a retired Army 0-6 "friend" of mine is highly involved in, for same reason.

In the recent past I asked the Chief of Gulf Coast VA, OEF-OIF-New Dawn (Transition Management)- to see if Gulf Coast VA could in fact look into Alpha-Stim, at http://www.alpha-stim.com/ that a US Medal of Honor veteran is utilizing/ endorsing as well as former hear of the US Department of Veteran Affairs! Of course nothing ever came of this nor anything else recommended Gulf Coast VA/ VISN-16!!!!!

Oddly, one of the Congressmen from my state of Alabama has in fact tried to get the US DVA to utilize Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy, and my own "civil" orthopedist has told me it has been utilized to heal the broken collar bone of a professional athlete in "record" time!

ALL- thought I would simply follow up and ask a couple of question's IAW the "Socratic" method?

1) Has any veteran out there- on this site - prhaps been issued an "Alpha Stim" device that "some" US DVA System's "courtesy" former US DVA Secretary McDonald supposedly had issued????? See web-address for Alpha Stim at https://www.alpha-stim.com/!!! IAW this site "Alpha Stim was awarded "Prestigious Nautilus Award Given to Psychiatry Book with Chapter on Alpha-Stim" as well as "Alpha-Stim has a Chapter in New APA Book on Technology and Mental Health" so would be interesting to know what some veteran experience's might be, if issued by US DVA, were first hand?

Sadly, the Gulf Coast VA has yet to invest iin this device (actually some of my providers wanted to "vet" it themselves) and/or similar devices other than regular "old"Tens Units, to my knowledge, and the local OEF/OIF Representative IAW Secure messaging keeps getting their office relocated all the time- currently as I type (supposedly make way yet more US DVA admin. staff- like not enough already)-and claims due to this cannot follow-up nor forward US Vietnam Unit Histories I sent them to higher in US DVA System, etc.... (see https://www.biloxi.va.gov/services/returning/index.asp - "Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System-Returning Service Members" as well as http://pebforum.com/threads/resourc...s-tech-virtual-vietnam-archive-perhaps.44432/ - "Resource Vietnam Vet's -"The US Army in Vietnam" -"The Bud Harton Collection at the Texas Tech Virtual Vietnam Archive"-Perhaps????")

2) Has any veteran actually undergone "Hyperbolic Chamber Therapy" and if so was it in fact helpful, and does any veteran know of one installed in any US DVA Clinic in United States and/or it's territories????? Once again, any first hand account's of veteran experience with this would perhaps be more than useful?????

3) Additionally, in Mobile Alabama, the US DVA is finally building a new Mobile Outpatient Clinic in Tillman's Corner Alabama (if memory serves was supposedly to have been buit right off or near US I-65- but funds kept getting "diverted" to build US DVA new New Orleans DVA Clinic????), but IAW US DVA employees even though started construction, have yet to determine what will actually be in it- IAW "Pharmacy" or not9??), etc... and sup[supposedly are in fact not building a "designated" separate "Gym" type area for "alternative pain treatment modalities" such as Yoga, Ta Chi, Cane Master's classes etc....???? So I asked the Gulf Coast OEF/OIF Rep, yet again, what exactly Gulf Coast VA/VISN-16 is in fact "actively" doing to assist in combating the United States Veteran and GEN POP "OPIOID EPIDEMIC"... once again, all I got was simply too "busy" playing "musical offices" and my other US DVA Provider's simply claim "just" going to make "class-room's" a "little" bigger- humph?????

So does any vet out there know of any US DVA Facility, once again in the United States and/or it's territories that in fact is "regularly" executing Yoga, Tai Chi, Cane Master etc.. at it's own US DVA Provided facilities and in an "appropriate" and big enough to "avoid" spread of any "contagion"- if veteran perhaps sick cold or flu, etc....- gym type area? Also, what are other US DVA facilities in veterans areas doing to "fight" the OPIOID Epidemic????? (see http://pebforum.com/threads/another...veterans-warrior-cane-project-gm-shuey.44789/ -"Another Resource "mobility" Challenged Veterans- "Warrior Cane Project" - GM Shuey")

4) Finally, is any veteran this web forum, aware of any US DVA Facility, itself, in the United States and/or it's territories , actively "issuing" and/or training "Service Dog's" to US veterans at it's own US DVA Provided Facilities????

Thanks, ALL, and any feedback from any veterans of any "Combat-Era" would be more than welcome and sure "other's" as well find more than useful as well- perhaps????

Or is all just perhaps as song by band "Aerosmith" sings at YouTube video website "Same Old Song and Dance - Aerosmith" courtsey YouTube video at web-address:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rScnRMbaF4



PS: Anyway the mantra in and around LA- Lower Alabama is simply "That is the way it has always been, and that is the way it will always be!" Not sure how "one" or "others" simply changes that "ATTITUDE/OUTLOOK" on the scale this "attitude/outlook" seems tp prevail "round-these here parts- and possibly other parts of the United States of America and it's numerous "territories!" Just something to ponder?????

Finally with 50,000 US Veterans of all conflicts since WWII in the US 1s Congressional District of Alabama, why is there in fact not a "facility" such as SHARE In Atlanta GA, etc... (see http://pebforum.com/threads/new-res...-atlanta-georgia-super-hot.42897/#post-200685 -"New Resource "SHARE Program/Shepherd Center" Atlanta Georgia- Super Hot") located this region say in Mobile or Baldwin Counties, etc..... when in fact this area has facilities such as at web-address: https://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/12/united_states_sports_academy_n.html - "United States Sports Academy names 2014 athletes of the year" By Thyrie Bland [email protected] and IAW numerous internet and other media sources the Fairhope-Daphne-Foley Metro Complex of Alabama is some of "richest" towns in Alabama?????? Once again, just something to possibly ponder for any veterans of any Combat Era in and around LA- or Lower Alabama??????
 
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PS: Anyway the mantra in and around LA- Lower Alabama is simply "That is the way it has always been, and that is the way it will always be!" Not sure how "one" or "others" simply changes that "ATTITUDE/OUTLOOK" on the scale this "attitude/outlook" seems tp prevail "round-these here parts- and possibly other parts of the United States of America and it's numerous "territories!" Just something to ponder?????

Finally with 50,000 US Veterans of all conflicts since WWII in the US 1s Congressional District of Alabama, why is there in fact not a "facility" such as SHARE In Atlanta GA, etc... (see http://pebforum.com/threads/new-res...-atlanta-georgia-super-hot.42897/#post-200685 -"New Resource "SHARE Program/Shepherd Center" Atlanta Georgia- Super Hot") located this region say in Mobile or Baldwin Counties, etc..... when in fact this area has facilities such as at web-address: https://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/12/united_states_sports_academy_n.html - "United States Sports Academy names 2014 athletes of the year" By Thyrie Bland [email protected] and IAW numerous internet and other media sources the Fairhope-Daphne-Foley Metro Complex of Alabama is some of "richest" towns in Alabama?????? Once again, just something to possibly ponder for any veterans of any Combat Era in and around LA- or Lower Alabama??????
ALL: So folks can simply understand above comment's, simply aksed Vet I know, if could post redacted email to local City Mayor- and they, yet again, never supposedly received a response nor even read receipt......from anyone in City Staff/ Management.....???!!!! Think this should add some "clarity"..... one would simply hope..perhaps....?????

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["TO: 'Mayor Karin Wilson' <[email protected]>

Honorable Mayor Karin Wilson- Mayor City of Fairhope Alabama- my name is_(???DOJASU??)____, and like many citizen’s and residents of Fairhope, I voted for you, in hope’s change would be brought about for ALL citizens and residents of Fairhope Alabama.

It is with much regret, I am writing you to inform you of the following issues you and/or your staff may want to look into/ “investigate” (I am not attaching photo’s as I believe it detracts from “folks” such as yourself perhaps in getting out and about and seeing- “examining” things for one’s self! However, have already sent photos to parties seemed very interested…)

-I have recently sent you photos of City of Fairhope employees utilizing “heavy” equipment at North End of _______Court without proper personal safety equipment, just out and about this morning seen same thing everywhere I went- grass cutter’s not wearing helmets, gloves and perhaps no safety foot wear, same at Fairhope Flower Clock, etc…. (I have sent countless photos of this to the City and your Office!) Sadly, if someone even get a “rose” thorn in their eye, as I have done in military training (luckily no damage), and loses their eye-sight, whom pays for this?????? Is an “investigation” done into whether or not they were properly supervised and wearing appropriate safety gear- before the City pays for “medical care/ possible medical retirement”????? (Kind of like US Military “line-of-duty” investigation!?)

Furthermore, where these employees, with heavy machinery were working on the North End of ____Court, they have left large sink-holes (60’ish ______ neighbor had mark themselves????) again on both sides of a major drain and looks like, yet another improperly buried cable, that a Mediacom Management person walked the entire length of the other day- and seemed much “less” than impressed! Furthermore, oddly, every time the City of Fairhope, AL or Rivera Utilities or other entity does work end of _______ Court or in vicinity the ISP services go out not only for myself, but IAW Mediacom Tech’s other resident’s as well???? Is this acceptable in your opinion?????

-Right behind Thomas Hospital, and less than 300-meters from Fairhope Main Fire station, there was an electrical box blown open after the wind and rain storm we had just recently, and looked as if no-body had either noticed or reported it??? Correct me if I am wrong but did not Fairhope Alabama Fire Chief win Fire Chief of the year for Alabama recently????? No one in Fire station noticed this or if did report it??? And if reported how long take to fix????

Well- were I am going with this is I was down speaking with WAR Veteran_(???SOP??)___ , who man’s ??? part-time at ______ down by Fairhope Alabama Municipal Pier. Mr. Arthur Bosarge (see below) happened to pull up and speak with WAR Veteran. I simply asked him why signs on park entrance state, “Open Dusk To Dawn” and do not have specific times? Without, specific times, and correct me if I am wrong, but the local Law-Enforcement authorities could simply “randomly” issue tickets to a “resident/citizen” of Fairhope who is in said park a “little” to Twilight-ish….?????? Mr. Bosarge’s reply was “that is the way it is” and the way the State of Alabama does it….???? As I told ______, the only thing Mr. Bosarge left off was in fact “that is the way it has always been…!!!”

Now I have never met Mr. Bosarge, to my knowledge before today, and have no issue personally with him- what I take issue with is the “mentality-attitude” of “that Is the way it is, and that is the way it has always been….!” Well I guess with that type of attitude- it simply explains the above items I have addressed and simply much, much more sadly…….. kind of like paying countless thousands of dollars to repair wooden piers right before a hurricane, let them get destroyed very shortly after being built, then paying yet again to rebuild the same thing!!!! Why not do like Gulf State Pier and make the decking “removable” and remove it before storm and replace it after?????

So, I guess my question is- is this all acceptable to you and your staff????

Finally, was in Fairhope Public Library this morning and asked if had any Microfiche readers. They have two that are simply broken, and no funds to repair! Furthermore, when asked if going to have them “digitized” said waiting on funding to have “just” newspapers done….. The Library Staff recommended I check with the “genealogy” folks in Baldwin County over in Foley, Alabama…???? Is this acceptable to you and your staff, when right across street and around library you have fountains and statue’s that simply cost perhaps “millions” of US dollars….???? I asked, the British (stated from London, UK), curator of the Fairhope Museum of History, if had micro-fiche readers and stated no, as well…..!!! Oh, well I simply guess “art-work” is more valuable than access to “history” in Fairhope, Alabama perhaps, but not “genealogy???””””

Thank, you Mayor Wilson for any response in advance from either you or your staff and hope this assist’s the City Fairhope Alabama, as well as it’s resident’s and citizen’s……..

PS: Out of curiosity I used to “???(PLAY ROOK)???” with folks from town of Barnwell, which I believe was “annexed” by City of Fairhope… They used to complain that they paid “taxes in Fairhope, but simply could not vote in the City of Fairhope! Is this correct, as does not sound correct to me????? Kind of like “no taxation without representation” which I cannot believe would be occurring anywhere in the United States in the Year 2018… but sadly these folks have told me very little I have found that is in fact not correct! Perhaps you or your staff could clarify this issue for myself and others????

V/R

(???DOJASU??)
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The Public Works Department of the City of Fairhope consists of more than 65 employees working in landscape, horticulture, waste management and streets and construction.
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Hopefully, this clarifies "comment's" a little better, perhaps????????

Also, hopefully quite a few veterans will respond to the questions asked in above thread- about what is being done- new/modern- at their local US DVA Facilities in both the United States and its numerous "territories," especially in regard "Pain Management" and US DVA "modern" efforts to help combat the "tragic" US "OPOID EPIDEMIC"????

That in fact may also potentially impact on - "Saunders v United States 2018-04-12" - http://pebforum.com/threads/saunders-v-united-states.43987/ this web-sites founder has commented on?????
 
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