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VA’s New Paperless Claim System Has Nearly Doubled in Costs

Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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The agency’s deputy IG told lawmakers the billion-dollar (and counting) system may not be worth the money.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs may finally have good news to share, but lawmakers are balking at the price tag.

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Total costs for a digital system used to process veterans’ disability claims that officials say has been key to slashing a massive VA backlog are nearly double the initial estimates.

And VA, which has continued to make upgrades to the system under an “agile” software development methodology, still can’t say how much the system will end up costing, according to auditors.

VA has spent more than $1 billion developing and maintaining the Veterans Benefits Management System, or VBMS, since 2009. The agency has requested an additional $290 million this year for continued tweaks to the system, which was initially projected to cost $579 million.

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Intel Core i5-6600K Skylake Processor 3.5GHz 8.0GT/s 6MB LGA 1151 CPU w/o Fan, Retail

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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Ordered the new CPU the Intel Core i5-6600K Skylake Processor 3.50GHz for the Maximus VIII Hero LGA 1151 Intel Z170 Motherboard this morning. Chomping at the bits toI5-6600KBX_LG install it and test out the new Motherboard.  This CPU comes without the Fan, bear that in mind when ordering and you will need to purchase an aftermarket  heatsink. This wasn’t a problem for me as a friend had already shipped the Corsair Hydro 140mm liquid cooling system to me for this particular  build.  I ordered this one from SuperBiiz.com at 259.95, SupperBiiz has now rised their price tag up to 269.99 and free shipping and still at a substantially lower price tag over NewEgg’s price tag of 279.99   Not even sure I want to even mess with the H105, with my hands as nervous as they’ve become. 

Hamilton Beach Wide Mouth Blender 70505 A Piece Of Crap:

Saturday, September 5th, 2015
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More ripoff reporting time.  Ordered this Hamilton Beach Wide Mouth 14 cup blender model 70505.  Plugged it in and nothing happened after contactingk2-_c040a864-6a53-4a86-9e87-b46900f507c5.v1 Hamilton Beach Support they sent me a brand new one and imagine my complete surprise when I plugged it up and guess what, you got it same old problem.  Hamilton Beach products obviously are a complete waste of time and money.  Stick with Black & Decker or the more expensive Kitchen Aid kitchen appliances.

Latest MSA 30X Complaint Filed

Friday, September 4th, 2015
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I purchased the msa 30x for my wife who is hard of hearing and thought the thing would help her watch and hear television better, i sent off for the thing, and it wasn’t helping her so we shipped it back, i had the tracking number from the post office and it showed they received the product i just wanted my refund.

It has been over 4 months and still no refund, i sent them a hand written letter stating i sent the product back had proof they received it and still no refund.

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On a personal note:  I had considered ordering a pair of these myself, that is until I did some research for any consumer complaints.  Not only did I find one which I’m including in here, I found several more.  This is another one of those television ripoff products.  Always research consumer complaints first before giving your credit card info, when thinking about ordering one of those so call to good to be true deals from television.  If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is to good to be true.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Friday, August 14th, 2015
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My current system running 16 gig’s of Corsair RAM

I ordered this copy of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, from eBay about four or five months ago. To say the least it feels weird as hell talking into my computer. As far as Dragon NaturallySpeaking doing what the commercials say it will do they are right on NaturallySpeaking does precisely what the commentators say it does. In fact I’m using Dragon NaturallySpeaking to dictate this short review. I’ve only learned a very short list of the commands that can be given in NaturallySpeaking. For a CEO I suppose this would be a dream come true for dictating memos, and emails. Speed depends on the power of the computer, 1 GB of RAM is required although greater than that is highly recommended. I’m running 16 GB’s of RAM with an Intel dual core i5 CPU and I still can’t tell any difference in speed.  Although it’s true some words have to be added to Dragon’s vocabulary, Dragon contains a huge vocabulary of words and spelling errors and few to none existent.  As some of you have already read the program does make a few mistake, the above word four was typed (for) wish I could say the program produces error free documents, truth is however the program has to be trained and still doesn’t recognize sound a like words..

The Diseased Ridden Living Graveyard Makes 10 Worst Of The Worst Cities To Live In List:

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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Morrilton, The Diseased Ridden Living Graveyard.

Morrilton, The Diseased Ridden Living Graveyard.

Arkansas is known as the “Natural State”, and it’s often easy to see why: there’s an absolute abundance of natural scenic beauty, clear lakes and streams, and fascinating wildlife. But, unfortunately, there are some cities and towns that are better places to live in Arkansas than others. Using scientific data, we’ve compiled a list of the worst places to live in Arkansas.  These are the 10 worst places you don’t want to end up living in for reasons like high crime and unemployment rates, along with lack of access to quality education.  Here are the worst of the worst in Arkansas:

On a personal note: Something I’ve known since returning from the military in 1969, so this shit comes as old news to me. City government and local law enforcement carry out a great deal of the true crimes. When those in the “Inner Circle” in the Court House say jump! Attorneys, those in the Sheriffs Office, local police and police chief and city planners say “How High”. This one city has destroyed, & stolen more dreams and ruined more lives than I even care to try and put a number to. I call it the sister city to Pine Bluff also referred to by some as “Crime Bluff”. The survey also forgot to add lack of good Health Care, the local hospital is little more than a Band-Aid Station even though it loosely calls itself a “Trauma Center”, Yeah right if you weren’t traumatized before gong into it you would be after coming out of it. Use the hospital in Conway (Conway Regional) heading east of the living graveyard, at least you can expect to get treated with respect and decent helpful doctors and staff and receive good healthcare. I was ecstatically utterly overjoyed to learn this when it was brought to my attention. Now maybe tons of outsiders in the haters state will know what I’ve know for decades and what I and my family had to put up with since the mid 1950’s. It’s like driving off into a cesspool of quicksand that makes it almost impossible to ever become free of, and all it does is suck you further and further down, deeper and deeper as it slowly sucks all of the life, all of the hope, all of the joy away, and replaces it with fear, depression, sickness and total despair.

 

SCOTUS Make’s It Official, Same Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide:

Friday, June 26th, 2015
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Now that SCOTUS has made same sex marriage legal Nationwide Dolly Parton get’s her wish, “they should have to suffer like the rest of us” or words to that effect.  As for myself I choose not to suffer with all of the rest of them, marriage is OK for them that wants it, however I’m a die hard loveable old Cesar Romero type bachelor to the bitter end.  Besides all of the young good looking one’s are now dried up dirty minded ugly old crabby assed cellulite geezers like me LMAO.  I doubt if it will make any of the (closet queers)  in the living graveyard 50 miles west of Little Rock, AR happy though. Not to mention some of those in Little Rock as well as Conway and Russellville.  Why?   Because if they want to keep all of the things they’ve stolen and had dumped in their laps by the bucket fulls through the years they will damned well stay in the closet.  And that does include some of those religious leaders and a great deal of the church congregations in that little town with no limits on how much you can hate and stab your neighbors in the back.  I turned my back on that hate filled little backwater diseased ridden living graveyard town a few years after I returned from the military.  When I was forced back to it in early 2003 by a slut bitch self loathing, self hating closet queer coward in or near it, I closed and locked my doors and mind to that living graveyard town and those people in it forever.  Even to the few who came to my door in the wee hours of the morning when they thought no one would know, wanting to drop their pants, drop a load and go.   If they’re to ashamed to be seen coming to my door in the light of day, I’m to ashamed to be opening my door for them in the wee hours of the morning.  I’ll take extreme delight in reading about a veteran same sex  couple bringing charges against the North Little Rock VA Regional Office, and that entire bunch of Neanderthal Dixie Mafia idiots that control it.  And it doesn’t matter whether they are male or female, sue the pants off of them whoever you turn out to be.

Why I Hate The Veterans Administration:

Monday, June 15th, 2015
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Read this headline on World News Why so many African leaders hate the International Criminal Court.  Well here is my reason, because the African leaders are getting a royal fucking the same way veterans have been given a royal fucking through the VA for decades.  OK so World News couldn’t put that in print however basically speaking and in a nutshell that is precisely what it all boils down to.  That’s also the primary reason why I hate The Veterans Administration, they close out a claim for Service Connected Disability on the grounds there’s no evidence to support the veterans claim.  Refusing to even use, see or look at new medical  records instead falling back on old outdated records from Twenty or Thirty years in the past.  That’s only one of the ways the VA fuck’s the veterans out of service connected disability, other ways used by VA psychiatrist and psychologist is refusing to use the term PTSD,  instead they write the veteran up with personality disorder, psychotic, delusional and a host of other medical labels, never once even thinking of adding or going near one simple abbreviation, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).  Refusing to acknowledge even the smallest possibility of any trauma sustained while serving in the military.  Why because the God Damned Neanderthals are greedy money grubbing bastards, money paid out to a veteran is money not coming into their pockets, it’s also almost impossible to fire senior VA employee’s so why should VA employee’s give a shit how the veteran get fucked,(medically or otherwise) as long as they keep congress and Senate happy with falsified reports nothing is going to be done about it, VA employee’s sure as hell aren’t going to loose any sleep over it.

VA Compensation for PTSD and Other Mental Disorders

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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Does it matter whether the VA finds that a veteran is service-connected for PTSD, as opposed to some other psychiatric disorder? For purposes of compensation, no, it does not. The VA rating schedule provides one general rating formula which it applies to every mental disorder, whether the diagnosis is for PTSD, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, or for any other psychiatric diagnosis. (A diagnosis of personality disorder is an exception where VA has determined that personality disorders do not qualify for compensation as they are not capable of being caused by service). The compensation rate will be the same, regardless of the diagnosis. The key question for a mental disorder, then, is whether the condition was caused by or began during military service, not whether the veteran has anxiety disorder or PTSD.

For purposes of treatment, of course, it is important that the veteran’s treating mental health professionals understand the condition so that they can offer the proper medications and/or therapy.  Getting the appropriate care is the most important consideration.  It is frustrating and extremely upsetting, however, when a C&P examiner does something like disregard the treatment a veteran is receiving for PTSD secondary to military sexual trauma and, instead, diagnoses an anxiety disorder.  Understandably, the veteran wants the VA to acknowledge what happened to him or her in service and admit fault.  If the examiner finds that the improperly diagnosed anxiety disorder is caused by or began during service, though, the veteran will receive the same compensation as if the examiner had properly diagnosed PTSD.  Sometimes, the best that we can do is to make sure the veteran is properly treated for the condition and that he or she is receiving the proper amount of compensation for his or her symptoms, regardless of the diagnosis.  Click here to read more.

VA solar-panel probe adds Little Rock hospital

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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By Nikki Wentling

This article was published May 20, 2015 at 3:10 a.m.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will investigate a solar-power system installed at the Little Rock VA hospital that has never been activated, according to a statement Thursday from the office of U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.

Richard J. Griffin, deputy inspector general with the VA’s inspector general’s office, sent letters to Boozman and U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., on May 13 that said the Little Rock hospital would be added to a list of other locations that have solar-panel projects already under VA investigation.

Griffin told the lawmakers that he expects the investigation to be completed by early 2016.

“VA is working to reestablish its trust with veterans and taxpayers. However, the misuse of taxpayer dollars we have seen with the solar panel project at the Little Rock Veterans Affairs Medical Center undermines the public’s confidence in VA and wastes resources that are supposed to help our veterans,” Boozman said in a written statement Thursday.

Griffin’s letter was in response to a request from Boozman and Hill in April that the VA inspector general’s office look into the process of approving and installing the solar panels.

The lawmakers first questioned the federal VA about the solar panels after it was reported that a section of them was being taken down to make room for a new parking deck.

About 7,300 panels in the solar-power system were installed in the parking lot at John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in 2013 at a cost of about $8 million.

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Personal note by R Gilbert:  And just where do you think all of the taxpayers money went on the installation and the Solar Panels!  Right into the greedy VA Neanderthal criminals pocketbooks from kickbacks from the installers and their families and their favorites pocketbooks they are paying off to keep their mouths shut about it that’s where it went.

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