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I wrote an editorial letter to the St. Pete Times that showed up in their editorial page today. The SP Times has really taken it to the VA in my region and exposed many scandals. The title of my letter is Dysfunctional VA. Now in the next few days many letters from VA employees will appear to rebut what I have said about the claims process and about how wonderful the VAMC is and the great care we get. I will probably get a visit from "Men in Black". Somebody has to tell the truth. The VSO's never say a damn thing against the VA or the quality of care we get. I will probably catch flak from the local DAV saying my letter is all wrong.

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Hey John could you copy and paste a copy of your letter. I think its great when the VA is held accountable.

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Hello John,

Thank you! St Petes employees commiting fraud should see some jail time if convicted.

Defrauding veterans out of their benefits during a time of war, may not be a good time to have a JURY trial in this country. Theres a good chance many will be a vet. But since they'er focused on their denial qoata's instead of an "honest" claims process. I say .....bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do when they come for YOU!

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Nice John, you are great advocate for self and all of us. This professor may be able to use your letter too! cg

Salutes to Harvard Professor Linda Bilmes | Special to the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affaris 'The Battle of Iraq's Wounded "talks about many disability truths, suggests better financial sense for VA claims be approved FIRST then audited" *Suggest you find&read the article, good thoughts.Posted January 8, 2007

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I wrote an editorial letter to the St. Pete Times that showed up in their editorial page today. The SP Times has really taken it to the VA in my region and exposed many scandals. The title of my letter is Dysfunctional VA. Now in the next few days many letters from VA employees will appear to rebut what I have said about the claims process and about how wonderful the VAMC is and the great care we get. I will probably get a visit from "Men in Black". Somebody has to tell the truth. The VSO's never say a damn thing against the VA or the quality of care we get. I will probably catch flak from the local DAV saying my letter is all wrong.

John, I started my claim with the VA in St.Pete, The TIMES used to be a biased paper

The DAV in the Fed building downtown is the absolute worst group of reps I ever ran into. They consort,consult and conspire with the VA at the veterans Benefit. Mine had to go to the BVA to get my first award, No more AL DAV or others, I will do it myself from now on.

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