All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘veterans’

Brooke Baldwin ‘Misspoke,’ ‘Inartfully Chose Words’

Brooke Baldwin apologized on air for a comment she made during coverage of the protests in Baltimore. The CNN reporter stated that veterans who come back from war are “ready to do battle” as police officers upon their return. “I absolutely misspoke,” Brooke Baldwin said on CNN’s New Day on Wednesday morning. “I inartfully chose my words, 100%. And I …

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Bradley Cooper Talks ‘American Sniper,’ How It Changed His Life

Bradley Cooper talked with People magazine recently about the experience of playing Chris Kyle in the film American Sniper. More importantly, the actor dished about how the privilege of playing such a role ultimately changed his life. In addition to putting on weight, becoming a proficient target shooter, and studying with a voice coach for the role, Cooper maintains he …

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Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Diabetes Complications

Last summer, the Department of Veterans Affairs was tasked with a strange goal. The VA Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation asked the VA to find ways to address the epidemic that was claims being filed for those veterans suffering from sleep apnea. When one looks at the numbers of those claiming to be a victim of sleep apnea, one can …

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Soldiers Empty Casket: Wisconsin Soldiers In Hot Water Over Photo

Many people in the United States take their country’s military very seriously, and hold high expectations and respect for the soldiers who populate it. So, when something is deemed disrespectful to soldiers, the armed forces, or veterans, there are often waves of angry individuals who raise their voices in protest and anger against the people who disrespect those who serve …

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Natasha Leggero “Not Sorry” About Pearl Harbor Joke

Natasha Leggero, a well known comedienne for her outrageous comments and jokes on shows such as Chelsea Lately has been deemed anti-patriotic because of a tasteless comment she made on New Year’s Eve. While appearing on NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly, Leggero talked with fellow actress/comedienne Jane Lynch, as well as Anthony Anderson and Daly about the viral …

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Military Pension Cuts Could Save The Budget

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a 20 percent cut in “burgeoning military personnel costs” in an effort to slim down the military costs plaguing the country. “We all know that we need to slow cost growth in military compensation,” Hagel told a Pentagon press conference. “We know that many proposals will be controversial and unpopular. … Tough decisions will …

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Troy Polamalu Cuts His Hair For Veterans

Troy Polamalu is known for being an outstanding safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, what he is most famous for is his long curly hair that he has not cut since 2000. As part of a Veteran’s Day event for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation, Polamalu agreed to cut off four locks of his hair to be auctioned off …

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Health Insurance: Obama to Enforce Mental Health Rules

Just after President Barack Obama issued an apology to the people who have lost their healthcare coverage thanks to Obamacare, the Obama Administration has announced plans to implement new rules regarding mental health coverage. Five years ago, former president George W. Bush signed a law that guaranteed mental health parity, but it has taken half a decade for Obama to …

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Homeless Veteran Gets a Makeover in This Moving Timelapse

Pull our your tissues, guys. This is a powerful one. Sometimes, all you need to make a fresh start is a little help. Jim Wolf, a US Army vet who has struggled with homelessness and alcoholism, was recently given a makeover by non-profit Degage Ministries. The incredible timelapse video of that makeover is below: According to Degage, Jim has managed …

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Gary Sinise Uses Fame to Help Veterans

Forrest Gump is often referred to as America’s iconic movie. The 2.5 hour movie takes its audience on a journey throughout American history during the latter half of the 20th century and is known for its character portrayals. Perhaps the most impactful performance in the movie comes from Gary Sinise, who plays Lt. Dan – a military veteran who loses …

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Navy yard shooting: Endless wars, gun violence, mental health

As new details emerge from the aftermath of Washington Navy Yard shooting, a more clear picture of Aaron Alexis, the prime accused believed to be responsible for a dozen deaths, is emerging. Aaron Alexis, it appears, had a history of mental health issues, although its not certain beyond doubt how far back does the trail go. According to Associated Press, …

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WWE Announces Partnership With Hire Heroes USA

WWE announced today that it will be partnering with Hire Heroes USA, an organization dedicated to customized job search training and assistants for U.S. military veterans. WWE will be making a donation to the organization and using its media presence to raise funds for the group. A new veterans hiring initiative will also be implemented, with the WWE changing its …

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