The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Defense Department’s authority to prosecute retired service members for crimes they commit, even after retirement.
Reposts from militarytimes.com – USSC Rejects Veterans’ Appeal, Navy Denies Veterans’ Camp LeJeune Claims
I was a civil servant Systems Engineer working on the very first development of the F-35. A standard contractor mantra was to involve companies in each and every state, whether “qualified” to make the part(s) they were to be making or not, as manufacturing teams would travel to these future manufacturers to coach them to become qualified. The reason was to obtain maximum Congressional support via local jobs. Result was an over-priced, difficult-to-design and manufacture fault-free product when the emphasis is more on politics, than quality.
Vox “journalist” Matthew Yglesias tried to push this idiotic justification: “The Pentagon’s accounting errors are genuinely enormous, but they’re also just accounting errors—they don’t represent actual money that can be spent on something else.”
Sorry, but no. These are not “accounting errors.” It’s impossible to have trillions of dollars of “accounting errors.” … I’ll let Laurence Kotlikoff at Forbes answer this:
“Let’s recall that this is not simply a matter of boring accounting. Trillions in unaccounted outlays, if that’s what’s involved here, is trillions of our tax dollars being spent without our knowledge. If that’s the case, we’re talking about the biggest government financial deception in the history of the country.”
Democratic Leadership Pressuring Progressive to Leave Race. This article is compiled from information from three sources, each corroborating the others.
This article reinforces the statements made in my Editorial, dtd. July 4, 2018 and in “Confessions of An Economic Hit Man” by John Perkins. ~ Don Chapin
Repost of “The Pentagon Can’t Account for $21 Trillion (That’s Not a Typo)” by Lee Camp , May 14, 2018 on TD originals https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-pentagon-cant-account-for-21-trillion/
These 72 References spell out a problem and the problem is continuing. Even as this generation of youngsters is considerably more “aware” than those preceding them, both active duty and veteran suicide rates are alarmingly high…. We cannot afford such a talent drain for this country’s continued imperialism, or future.
Military Personnel on Food Stamps: This question came up in many non-MSM publications and even in military papers as a direct result of Trump’s insistence on his ego-enhancing parade. While the topic of military personnel on food stamps was an “image” problem even in my early enlisted days in the late 1950’s, I had assumed…