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  • Lincoln -Trump Veteran’s Remembrance

    Lincoln -Trump Veteran’s Remembrance

    Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started May 30, 1868  after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead.

    PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S DAY OF VETERAN’S REMEMBRANCE WAS THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS NOV 19, 1863 NEARLY FIVE YEARS EARLIER

    DONALD J. TRUMP’S DAY OF VETERAN’S  REMEMBRANCE WAS JAN 28, 2016 NINE MONTHS BEFORE HE WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT.

    Watch full Video of Donald Trump’s veterans event | FOX2now.com

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    WHEN THE GOVERNMENT  SAID,  IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

    On Nov 8, 2016 PATRIOTIC American’s silent citizens remembered, our Veterans et al and Voted for Trump

    IT WAS GOLDEN,  WE ELECTED PRESIDENT TRUMP, OUR VOTE WAS LOUDER THEN OUR VOICE,

    WHEN AMERICAN CITIZENS HAD A CHOICE OF FIGHT OR FLIGHT

    THE GOVERNMENT  SAID,  IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

    AND, THE FBI SAID,  RUN, HIDE, FIGHT AS A LAST RESORT

    FIGHTING THE OXYMORON OF U. S. GOVERNMENT INTELLIGENCE IS EXHAUSTING

    THE WA DC DEMOCRAT’S HAVE AND HAD ERECTED A MULTITUDE OF NEW OFFICES, AND SENT HITHER SWARMS OF OFFICERS TO HARASS WE THE PEOPLE AND EAT OUT OUR SUBSTANCE

    DEMOCRAT’S  HAVE CALLED TOGETHER LEGISLATIVE BODIES AT PLACES UNUSUAL, UNCOMFORTABLE, AND DISTANT FROM THE DEPOSITORY OF OUR PUBLIC RECORDS, FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF FATIGUING US INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THEIR MEASURES.

    THE AMERICAN VOTERS HAD A CHOICE, WE REMEMBERED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD CHOICES.

    HE CHOOSE TO FIGHT AS A FIRST RESORT.

    TIMELY ADVICE FROM WINSTON CHURCHILL, 

    “NEVER GIVE UP ON SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN’T GO A DAY WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT.

    NEVER GIVE IN. NEVER GIVE IN. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER—IN NOTHING, GREAT OR SMALL, LARGE OR PETTY—NEVER GIVE IN…..

    IF YOU’RE GOING THROUGH HELL, KEEP GOING.

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    I AM A DEPLORABLE, I STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. 

    IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

    SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN WHEN IT COMES TO AMERICAN LIBERTY AND FREEDOM.

    Behind My Back | Paul and Pearl Revere

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/28/paul-and-pearl-revere/

    Mar 28, 2014SILENCE is NOT golden when it comes to American liberty and … read more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15640#sthash.

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    FIGHT WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AS A FIRST RESORT ON MEMORIAL DAY 2017

    ABRAHAM LINCOLN, “GETTYSBURG ADDRESS” (19 NOVEMBER 1863)

    [1] Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

    [2] Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    [3] But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate-we can not consecrate-we can not hallow-this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us-that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion-that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-

    that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

    Behind our backs, behind closed doors

    Indeed, It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

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    THE BRAVE MEN, LIVING AND DEAD WHO STRUGGLED HERE…

    President Trump at the Lincoln Memorial

    Jan 19, 2017,  6:15 PM I just watched President Trump and his family standing and looking up at the Lincoln Memorial.

    In the exact spot I stood many years ago. The 30 year old memory was the inspiration for this website, as you all know.

    Watching the fire works, listening to the music, I am so proud to be an American deplorable, Delighted that America finally has a President that is patriotic enough to put America First.


  • The Power Behind The Thrown?

    The “POWER BEHIND THE THRONE” refers to a person or group that informally exercises the real POWER of a high-ranking office, such as a head of state.

    In this case, The Power Behind the Thrown, are the Establishment’s  POLITICIANS that got thrown out in the 2016 presidential election.

    A Democrat, a Socialist and 16 Republicans from the establishment got thrown out. “BECAUSE AMERICAN VOTERS WANTED THE TRUTH”

    And as America’s voting citizens would have it….

    Donald J. Trump a non-politician  was elected President on Nov 8, 2016.

    Donald J. Trump is my president. He was sworn in on Jan 20, 2017.

    YEP.. A REAL, HONEST TO GOD MAN, SWORE ON A STACK OF BIBLES TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    From June 16, 2015, to date, the attacks on Donald Trump, by the public media in collaboration and  collusion with extreme activists have been horrendous and unceasing.

    Indeed, the establishments Government of politicians was dethroned  By Donald J. Trump
    The power of the liberal public media  was toppled by social media and the power of we the people.

     

    Hard power is the use of military and economic means to influence the behavior or interests of … Hard power contrasts with soft power, which comes from diplomacy, culture and history

    Which lead me to the historic U.S. government establishmented method to ensure the  smooth transition of power, as provide for, and done by our elected Democrat and Republican representative, by voting in the U.S. Congress, for those who consider themselves to be the permanent government of the United States of America. The un-elected  group at the highest level of government, that informally exercises the real POWER of  high-ranking office.

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    VIDEO: Ex-CIA Analyst Says Former Obama Staffers Sabotaging …

    www.thegatewaypundit.com/…/video-ex-cia-analyst-says-former-obama-staffers-sabo

    7 days ago – VIDEO: Ex-CIA Analyst Says Former Obama Staffers Sabotaging President Trump By Withholding Intel. Ryan Saavedra Feb 17th, 2017 9:57 …

    VIDEO: Ex-CIA Analyst Says Former Obama Staffers Sabotaging President Trump By Withholding Intel

    Ex-CIA Analyst Says It’s Time To Clean House

    Earlier this week ex-CIA analyst  Ret. Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, told Martha MacCallum of Fox News that he thinks that left over members of Obama’s administration are withholding information from the President.

    The interview with MacCallum came as the Wall Street Journal released a report claiming that intelligence officials are purposefully withholding information from President Trump. The Gateway Pundit was one of the first to report on the claims from the WSJ article.

    From The Free Beacon:

    “The problem is this, you have a lot of folks who are either career members of the intelligence community who are skeptical of the current situation or who were at one point political appointees who have burrowed themselves into the infrastructure who are now career intelligence officers,” he said.

    Shaffer said it is evident that there are people who are embedded in the current administration that have retained loyalties to past administrations. This causes them to “[judge] for themselves what they should or should not do regarding intelligence.”

    “The same mentality where you’ve seen people leaking is the same mentality you see people holding information,” he said.

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    Where the same mentality of the U.S. government does most of my business behindmyback.org; behind closed doors.

    My freedom of speech is guaranteed by the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

    Please read these documented comments.

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    The Secret Service of Obama’s 7000 (SES)

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    A government of strangers: Executive politics in Washington

    H Heclo – 2011 – books.google.com

    HOW DO POLITICAL APPOINTEES TRY TO GAIN CONTROL OF THE WASHINGTON BUREAUCRACY?

     HOW DO HIGH-RANKING CAREER BUREAUCRATS TRY TO ENSURE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTINUITY?

    THE ANSWERS ARE SOUGHT IN THIS ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONS BETWEEN APPOINTEES AND BUREAUCRATS that uses the participants’ own words to describe the imperatives they face and the strategies they adopt.

    SHIFTING ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE WELL-PUBLICIZED ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT,

    High Heclo

    Cited by 981 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save More

    Why would an American Citizen that voted for President Donald J. Trump  be concerned about executive politics with a government of strangers?

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    This is a long video, but if we want the truth to be know…

    The Power behind the Throne (The position of power occupied by the …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=641Oyk3d5HM
    Nov 18, 2015 – Uploaded by PressTV Documentaries

    Investigating into today’s power structure in the UK and the role played by the British monarchy, this eye-opening …

    The bottom line..

    Trump is the President, he has the power and he has options.


  • The SES Government of 7000 Strangers?

    The SES Government of 7000 Strangers?

    I am directing all questions,  to elected SENATORS JOHNSON, MCCAIN, PORTMAN, LANKFORD, ERNST, SASSE, CARPER, MCCASKILL, BALDWIN, HEITKAMP, AND PETERS PRESENT.

     As members of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) Committee 

    THE 7000 SENIOR EXECUTIVE CAREER  OPERATIVES IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) ARE NOT STRANGERS TO YOU.

    As Required by Public Law No: 114-136 (03/18/2016)

    THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL AND MANAGEMENT (OPM) TO REPORT THE NUMBER, NAMES, TITLES, AND PAY OF ALL POLITICAL APPOINTEES WHO HAVE BEEN CONVERTED TO CAREER POSITIONS (SES) TO THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT & GOVERNMENT REFORM (OGR) AND THE HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (HSGAC) ON A QUARTERLY BASIS.

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    YOU THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES IN THE U.S.GOVERNMENT, KNOW EXACTLY WHO THEY ARE, AND YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY DO.

    A government of strangers: Executive politics in Washington

    H Heclo – 2011 – books.google.com

    HOW DO POLITICAL APPOINTEES TRY TO GAIN CONTROL OF THE WASHINGTON BUREAUCRACY?

     HOW DO HIGH-RANKING CAREER BUREAUCRATS TRY TO ENSURE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTINUITY?

    THE ANSWERS ARE SOUGHT IN THIS ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONS BETWEEN APPOINTEES AND BUREAUCRATS that uses the participants’ own words to describe the imperatives they face and the strategies they adopt.


    SHIFTING ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE WELL-PUBLICIZED ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT
    , High Heclo

    Cited by 981 Related articles All 2 versions Cite Save More

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    FEB 14, 2017 WHO’S LEAKING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, THAT THREATENS NATIONAL SECURITY? SHIFTING ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE WELL-PUBLICIZED ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT?

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    Feb. 15, 2017 WIKILEAKED “AMAZING BATTLE FOR DOMINANCE IS PLAYING OUT BETWEEN THE ELECTED US GOVT & THE IC WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES TO BE THE ‘PERMANENT GOVERNMENT’,” ASSANGE WROTE.

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    WHAT A MESS…

    THE ELECTED US GOVERNMENT, PRESIDENT TRUMP, MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE,

    THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY (IC),THE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS (HSGAC)  &

    THE IC WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES TO BE THE ‘PERMANENT GOVERNMENT’

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    I do investigating reporting on my website.

    Concerned American Citizens send me tips, I received one the first week in Nov 2016, about a FOURTH SECRET POWER EMBEDDED in the US Government.

    WHAT THE HELL IS THE FOURTH SECRET POWER IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT?

    In the U.S. Constitution there are only THREE  separate powers of Government

    ONE IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE EMBODIED IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION IS SEPARATION OF POWERS. … EACH OF THE THREE GOVERNMENTAL BRANCHES, LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIAL, “CHECKS” THE POWERS OF THE OTHER BRANCHES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PRINCIPAL POWERS OF THE GOVERNMENT ARE NOT CONCENTRATED IN THE HANDS OF ANY SINGLE BRANCH.

    I’ve spent hundreds of hours researching, reading, documenting and critically thinking (connecting the dots) and there is only one fourth secret power embedded in the US Government, that fits the criteria.

    ARE THE 7000 (SES) SENIOR CAREER UNTOUCHABLE  EXECUTIVES IN CIVIL SERVICE, TRAINED AND PROVIDED BY (SES) THAT OPERATES AND OVERSEE NEARLY EVERY GOVERNMENT ACTIVITY IN APPROXIMATELY 75 FEDERAL AGENCIES.

    Senior Executive Service – OPM

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/seniorexecutiveservice/

    The Senior Executive Service (SES) lead America’s workforce. … SES MEMBERS ARE THE MAJOR LINK BETWEEN THESE APPOINTEES and the rest of the Federal workforce. THEY OPERATE AND OVERSEE NEARLY EVERY GOVERNMENT ACTIVITY IN APPROXIMATELY 75 FEDERAL AGENCIES.

    HOW POWERFUL ARE THE SES CAREER EXECUTIVE?

    THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) IS A CORPS OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO ADMINISTER PUBLIC PROGRAMS

     AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT..

    SES LEVEL V – O-7 – BRIGADIER GENERAL

     

    Civilian to Military Rank – FederalPay

    https://www.federalpay.org/article/civilian-to-military-rank

     

    Equivalent Civilian to Military Ranks

    Civilian Grade Military Rank

    Army Title

    GS-13

    O-4

    Major

    GS-14

    O-5

    Lieutenant Colonel

    GS-15

    O-6

    Colonel

    SES LEVEL V

    O-7

    BRIGADIER GENERAL

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    HOW DO HIGH-RANKING CAREER BUREAUCRATS TRY TO ENSURE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTINUITY?

    Obama signs “Ted Kaufman’s” Transition Act – The News Journal

    www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/…/obamasigns-ted…transition…/82255556/

    MAR 25, 2016 – A BILL SIGNED MARCH 18, BY PRESIDENT OBAMA bears the name of a Delawarean, Ted Kaufman. The “Edward ‘Ted’ Kaufman and Michael Leavitt

     PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITIONS ... President Obama’s handoff to his successor will be much smoother. … In a rare bipartisan moment it passed the Senate unanimously

    Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015.”\17\

    (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to direct the President to plan and coordinate activities to facilitate an efficient transfer of power to a successor President, including by: (1) not later than six months before a presidential election, establishing and operating a White House transition coordinating council; and (2) establishing and operating an agency transition directors council.

    To ENSURE that agencies plan adequately for transitions, this section also requires that not later than six months before Election Day, the head of each agency

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    Just asking? TO ENSURE IN APPROXIMATELY 75 FEDERAL AGENCIES?

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    SHALL DESIGNATE A SENIOR CAREER EMPLOYEE of each major component and subcomponent of the agency to overseetransition activities.  Also, not later than September 15 of a presidential election year, for each critical non-career position in an agency,

    the head of the agency SHALL DESIGNATE A QUALIFIED CAREER EMPLOYEE to serve in an acting capacity during the transition. THIS SECTION ALSO REQUIRES, to the greatest extent practicable, the negotiation of memorandums of understanding between the incumbent administration (acting through the Federal Transition Coordinator) and the transition teams of major candidates, not later than November 1 of a presidential election year. To the greatest extent practicable, the memorandums of understanding SHALL BE BASED on those from past transitions.

    (Sec. 4) This section directs the Office of Personnel Management to submit

     TO SPECIFIED CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES ANNUAL REPORTS ON REQUESTS BY AGENCIES TO APPOINT POLITICAL APPOINTEES OR FORMER POLITICAL APPOINTEES TO NONPOLITICAL CIVIL SERVICE POSITIONS.

    These reports shall be submitted quarterly in the last year of a presidential term or in the last year of the second consecutive term of a President.

    (Sec. 5) This section directs the Government Accountability Office to report to specified congressional committees on final significant regulatory actions promulgated during the last 120-day period of presidential administrations ending in 2001, 2009, and 2017.

    A significant regulatory action means any regulatory action that is likely to result in a rule that may: (1) have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or adversely affect in a material way the economy, the environment, productivity, competition, jobs, public health or safety, or state, local, or tribal governments or communities; (2) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an agency action; (3) materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs,

    OR (4) RAISE NOVEL LEGAL OR POLICY ISSUES.

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    HOW CONSTITUTIONAL IS THE “UNCHECKED” (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF FOURTH POWER?

    IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION THERE ARE ONLY THREE  SEPARATE POWERS OF GOVERNMENT

    ONE IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE EMBODIED IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION IS SEPARATION OF POWERS. … EACH OF THE THREE GOVERNMENTAL BRANCHES, LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIAL, “CHECKS” THE POWERS OF THE OTHER BRANCHES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PRINCIPAL POWERS OF THE GOVERNMENT ARE NOT CONCENTRATED IN THE HANDS OF ANY SINGLE BRANCH.

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    Just saying….THE KGB… was originally designed in March 1954  to be a state security committee and was attached to the Council of Ministers.


  • The Secret Service of Obama’s 7000 (SES)

    The Secret Service of Obama’s 7000 (SES)

    Feb17, 2017 Judge Jeanine called them Obama’s “LEFTOVERS”.  And, she said what the president has to do with it is make clear that he doesn’t play around either and prosecute them.

    Feb. 15,  2017 Wikileaked, Julian Assange wrote “Amazing battle for dominance is playing out between the elected us govt & the IC who consider themselves to be the ‘PERMANENT GOVERNMENT’,”.

    I CALL THEM OBAMA’S 7000 (SES) UNTOUCHABLES.

    THERE ARE STILL 300 UNTOUCHABLES  OBAMA’S LEFTOVERS  “SES” EMPLOYEES IN THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION

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    FOX NEWS FEB 21, 2017 5:45 AM: 

    I WAS SHOCKED WHEN I WATCHED PART OF A VERY BRIEF INTERVIEW WITH THE NEW SECRETARY OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS,  DR. DAVID J. SHULKIN.

    SHULKIN, AS A  “LEFTOVER” FROM THE OBAMA VA ADMINISTRATION,  DEFENDED THE “SES” UNFIRED, UNTOUCHABLE, BONUS COLLECTING,  EMPLOYEES IN THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION, AS  MOSTLY GOOD GUYS (PEOPLE) AND HAD VIRTUALLY NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT THE WHISTLE BLOWERS.

    INDEED, SHULKIN IS YET ANOTHER  “LEFTOVER” FROM THE OBAMA VA ADMINISTRATION

    SHULKIN CURRENTLY SERVES AS UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AT THE VA IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, A POSITION THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RUNNING THE VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION.

    THERE ARE STILL 300 UNTOUCHABLES  “SES” EMPLOYEES IN THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION, THEY HAD THEIR (VA) SECRET SERVICE POLICY, THEY COOKED THE BOOKS, EVENTUALLY THEY WERE REPORTED BY WHISTLE BLOWERS, OVERALL THEY LET 300,000 VETERANS DIE FROM NEGLECT, THEY WERE UNTOUCHABLE,  NOT ONE OF THEM WAS  EVER FIRED OR PROSECUTED AND THEY RECEIVED BONUSES FOR DOING IT.

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    CALL OBAMA’S 7000  (SES) EMPLOYEES WHAT YOU WANT,THE ALLIGATORS IN THE VA SWAMP? LEFTOVERS? PERMANENT GOVERNMENT? THE UNTOUCHABLES?  THE MOSTLY GOOD GUYS?

    I SMELL THE STENCH OF APPEASEMENT FROM THE NEW  VA ADMINISTRATOR DAVID J. SHULKIN.

    Sep 17, 2015 – Department of Veterans Affairs has not listened to whistleblowers, according to a letter the U.S. Office of … 

    THE FAILURES WITHIN VA TO TAKE WHISTLE-BLOWER COMPLAINTS SERIOUSLY.” …

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    NOV 14, 2016 FACT CHECK ANYONE? PRESIDENT TRUMP?

    FULL DOCUMENTED HISTORY 1883-2016 UPDATED 2017?

    Behind My Back | Trump Drain the (SES) Veteran’s Swamp

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/11/14/trump-drain-the-sec-veterans-swamp/NOV 14, 2016 – Trump Drain the (SES) Veteran’s Swamp DRAIN THE WA DC SWAMP OF THE … www.disabledveterans.org › News & Legislation. Oct 30 …

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    CALL OBAMA’S 7000  (SES) EMPLOYEES WHAT YOU WANT

    I SMELL THE STENCH OF APPEASEMENT FROM THE NEW  VA ADMINISTRATOR DAVID J. SHULKI.

    AND WHILE WE ARE AT IT LET’S TALK ABOUT WHISTLE-BLOWERS

    In 2011, the Office of Special Counsel received more than 1,000 whistleblower disclosures of waste, fraud, abuse, and health/safety problems. It referred only 62 of those cases back to the relevant agency for further investigation.

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    WHO KNEW THAT DAVID J. SHULKIN M.D. WROTE A BOOK IN 2008?

    QUESTIONS PATIENTS NEED TO ASK: GETTING THE BEST HEALTHCARE PAPERBACK – NOVEMBER 24, 2008

    BY DAVID J SHULKIN M.D. (AUTHOR)

    “I’VE SEEN NUMEROUS CASES OF MEDICAL ERRORS AND DISCOVERED AFTER THE FACT THAT THE PATIENT OR FAMILY MEMBER KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG AND DIDN’T SPEAK UP,”

    SAYS DAVID SHULKIN, M.D., PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE AT ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE IN NEW YORK AND EDITOR OF THE BOOK QUESTIONS PATIENTS NEED TO ASK: ESSENTIAL INFORMATION EVERY PATIENT NEEDS TO KNOW

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    In place at each VA health care facility to ensure that your concerns are addressed in a convenient and timely manner. Published 11/16/2004 

    If I’m not satisfied with my health care, whom do I contact?

    https://iris.custhelp.com/…/if-im-not-satisfied-with-my-health-care,-whom-do-i-contac…

    Nov 16, 2004 – … or complaints to us without fear of reprisal or having your access to care compromised. A Patient Advocacy Program is in place at each VA health care … Each Patient Advocate is empowered to ensure that you receive the …

    I’m not satisfied with my health care, whom do I contact?

    Published 11/16/2004 12:02 PM   |    Updated 03/01/2011 04:11 PM

    If I am not satisfied with some aspect of my care, whom do I contact?

    VA supports your right to present concerns, unmet needs, or complaints to us without fear of reprisal or having your access to care compromised.
    A Patient Advocacy Program is in place at each VA health care facility to ensure that your concerns are addressed in a convenient and timely manner.
    Patient Advocates are highly trained professionals who help resolve your concerns about any aspect of your health care experience, particularly those concerns that cannot be resolved at the point of care. Each Patient Advocate is empowered to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits you are entitled to by law.
    Patient Advocates act as VA representatives to listen to any questions, problems, or special needs you may have. They will refer your concerns to the appropriate Medical Center staff for resolution and act on your behalf to assist in explaining your point of view. Patient Advocates can be reached through the nursing or support staff in any clinical area.
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    The Government Accountability Office reported on evidence of VA wait time failures as far back as 2000. Meanwhile, the Office of the Inspector General at the VA reported the same problem multiple times over the past decade.

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    AND THE VA WHISTLE-BLOWERS?

    THE FAILURES WITHIN VA TO TAKE WHISTLE-BLOWER COMPLAINTS SERIOUSLY.” …

    Sep 17, 2015 – Department of Veterans Affairs has not listened to whistleblowers, according to a letter the U.S. Office of … 

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    THE APPEASEMENT’S OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

    HOLD YOUR NOSE FOR THIS ONE…

    The Stench of Appeasement?

    Posted on July 19, 2013 12:15 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett

    I seem to smell THE STENCH OF APPEASEMENT in the air.
    Margaret Thatcher

    STENCH?
    A very strong unpleasant smell, especially a lingering smell associated with death or decay

    APPEASEMENT?
    The political strategy of pacifying a potentially hostile nation in the hope of avoiding war, often by granting concessions, an attempt to stop complaints or reduce difficulties by making concessions

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    WHAT WERE AND ARE THE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED STRATEGIES FOR THE APPEASEMENT OF STENCH IN THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION?

     IF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION KNEW ABOUT THE VA PROBLEMS AND  DID NOT PREVENT THEM, THEN CLEARLY something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

    Veterans Health Administration scandal of 2014 – Wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Health_Administration_scandal_of_2014

    The Veterans Health Administration scandal of 2014 is a reported pattern of negligence in the … By June 5, 2014, Veterans Affairs internal investigations had identified 35 veterans who had died while waiting for care in the Phoenix VHA system. …..

    BUT ALSO IN THE FAILURES WITHIN VA TO TAKE WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINTS SERIOUSLY.” …

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    IT IS HARD FOR ME TO BELIEVE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP  SAID, SHULKIN IS “AN INCREDIBLY GIFTED DOCTOR WHO IS USING HIS ELITE TALENTS … AS UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AT THE VA IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, …

    AFTER THE FACT IN 2008….

    “I’VE SEEN NUMEROUS CASES OF MEDICAL ERRORS AND DISCOVERED AFTER THE FACT THAT THE PATIENT OR FAMILY MEMBER KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG AND DIDN’T SPEAK UP,”

    AND ANOTHER  AFTER THE FACT?

    IG report: 300,000 vets died while waiting for health care at VA | Fox …

    www.foxnews.com/…/ig-report-close-to-300000-vets-died-while-waiting-for-health-c…

    SEP 3, 2015 – WASHINGTON – More than 300,000 American military veterans likely died while waiting for health care — and nearly twice as many are still waiting — according to a new Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general report. The IG report says “serious” problems with …

    WHY DIDN’T  DAVID J. SHULKI SPEAK UP?

    NUMEROUS CASES OF MEDICAL ERRORS AND DISCOVERED AFTER THE FACT THAT THE PATIENT OR FAMILY MEMBER KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG AND DIDN’T SPEAK UP,”

    SHALL WE BLAME THIS ON THE VA PATIENT’S OR FAMILY MEMBER’S

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    Judge Jeanine Trump Has to Prosecute Obama ‘Leftovers’ Behind Leaks

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCvEppi-KNk
    4 days ago – Uploaded by 45th President Donald Trump. Latest News

    Judge Jeanine Trump Has to Prosecute ObamaLeftoversBehind Leaks. 45th President … 10/9/16 …

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    Julian Assange: Amazing battle for dominance is playing out between …

    investmentwatchblog.com/julianassange-amazing-battle-for-dominance-is-playing-o…

    6 days ago – Amazing battle for dominance is playing out between the elected US govt & the IC who consider themselves to be the ‘permanent government‘.

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    Dr. David J. Shulkin sworn in as VA Secretary – VAntage Point

    www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/35198/dr-david-j-shulkinsworn-va-secretary/

    6 days ago – On Tuesday, Feb. 14, Dr. David J. Shulkin was sworn in as the secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In brief remarks after the …


  • The Untouchables SES Senior Executives

    The Untouchables SES Senior Executives

    TRUMP AND HIS TRANSITIONAL TEAM ARE DRAINING PART OF THE WA DC.  SWAMP  OF 4000 ALLIGATORS…

    BUT, THAT NUMBER PALES TO THE FACT THAT THERE ARE ABOUT 7000 ALLIGATORS (SES) UNTOUCHABLES,  IN  “CIVIL SERVICE”  “UNFIREABLE” AS CIVIL SERVICE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) EMPLOYED AND  ALREADY EMBEDDED IN “CAREER POSITIONS”  IN THE WA DC SWAMP.

    SOMETHING WENT BLATANTLY AMOK IN THE US GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVICE BETWEEN 1883-2016.

    NOW, WE HAVE  AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO SHALL BE ACCOUNTABLE

    STEVE BANNON HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS TRUMP’S CHIEF STRATEGIST.

    STEVE SHALL FIND A STRATIGY TO REMOVE THE 7000 UNTOUCHABLES, “UNFIREABLE CIVIL SERVICE” (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES?

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    JUST ASKING  STEVE,

    AS TRUMP WOULD ASK AMERICA….

    HOW DID THE CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM, 300 SENIOR EXECUTIVE (SES) IN THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION, WORK OUT FOR OUR VETERANS?

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    IT FELL TO A COMMITTEE OF CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS TO FLOG THE TRUTH OUT OF THE ADMINISTRATION, AND IT TOOK MONTHS OF EFFORT:

    THE DEPARTMENT PUNISHED A TOTAL OF EIGHT OF ITS 280,000 EMPLOYEES FOR INVOLVEMENT IN THE DEATH OF 300,000 VETERANS.

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    STEVE SHALL FIND A  STRATIGY TO REMOVE THE 7000 UNTOUCHABLES, “UNFIREABLE CIVIL SERVICE” (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES EMPLOYED AND  ALREADY EMBEDDED IN “CAREER POSITIONS”  IN THE WA DC SWAMP.

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    HISTORY ALWAYS MATTER 1883-2016

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    1883 THE CIVIL SERVICE MERIT SYSTEM

    APPROVED ON JANUARY 16, 1883, THE PENDLETON ACT ESTABLISHED A MERIT-BASED SYSTEM OF SELECTING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND SUPERVISING THEIR WORK. THE ACT ALSO MADE IT UNLAWFUL TO FIRE OR DEMOTE FOR POLITICAL REASONS EMPLOYEES WHO WERE COVERED BY THE LAW.

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    SOMETHING WENT BLATANTLY AMOK IN THE US GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVICE BETWEEN 1883-2016.

    BY DEFINITION NOV 14, 2016 NOW, WE HAVE TWO GROUPS

    TWO EXCEPTIONS OF THOSE SPECIFICALLY” EXEMPTED BY LAW”

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    The United States Civil Service System can be said to be classified into two general types, the Competitive service AND THE EXCEPTED SERVICE. The Competitive service entails all of the civil service jobs and POSITIONS IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH,

     FOR THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE SPECIFICALLY” EXEMPTED BY LAW”,

     THOSE APPOINTED BY THE SENATE,

    AND, THOSE CONSIDERED TO BE IN SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)

     In this particular civil service system, all applicants are considered to be in competition with other applicants under the  1883  MERIT SYSTEM JANUARY 16, 1883, THE PENDLETON ACT.

    NOW, WE HAVE  AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO SHALL BE ACCOUNTABLE

    STEVE BANNON HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS TRUMP’S CHIEF STRATEGIST.

    STEVE SHALL FIND A STRATEGY FOR  REMOVING SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)  “SPECIFICALLY EXEMPTED BY LAW”

    THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S GOVERNMENT AGENDA FOR THIS BEHIND OUR BACKS, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS UNTOUCHABLE, UNFIREABLE,  7000 SES SENIOR EXECUTIVES, A CORRUPT, LAYER OF POWER AND GREED IN THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION OR ANY OTHER BRANCH OF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.

    WHICH IMPAIRS THE PRESIDENT’S ABILITY TO SUPERVISE THE EXECUTION OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE LAWS

     “Section 707 thus vests a federal employee with the final authority —

    UNREVIEWABLE BY ANY POLITICALLY ACCOUNTABLE OFFICER OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

     to determine whether to uphold the removal of a [Department of Veterans Affairs],

    WHICH INCLUDES THE POWER TO OVERRULE THE DECISION OF A CABINET-LEVEL OFFICER,”

    she wrote. “That scheme, WHICH IMPAIRS THE PRESIDENT’S ABILITY TO SUPERVISE THE EXECUTION OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE LAWS, is inconsistent with the Appointments Clause.”

    INDEED, SOMETHING WENT BLATANTLY AMOK IN THE US GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVICE BETWEEN 1883-2016.

    Trump says 300,000 veterans died waiting VA care | PolitiFact Virginia

    www.politifact.com/virginia/…/trump-says-300000veteransdies-waiting-va-care/

    Nov 9, 2015 – Donald Trump came to the U.S. Navy stronghold of Norfolk on Halloween … On the VA: “Over 300,000 veterans have died waiting for care”

    TRUMP VOWED TO PROTECT OUR AMERICAN VETERAN’S, UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE AT LEAST 300  OF THESE CORRUPT UNTOUCHABLES STILL IN “CAREER POSITIONS”  IN  THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION

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    FACT CHECK ANYONE…

     VA IG Confirms Worst Fears: 300000 Vets Really Did Die While …

    dailycaller.com/…/va-ig-confirms-worst-fears-300000vets-really-did-die-while-waiti…

    Sep 3, 2015 – Pedestrians walk past the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, May 10, 2013.

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    INDEED, WE THE PEOPLE ARE DELIGHTED THAT DURING THE GOVERNMENT TRANSITION TRUMP IS DRAINING THE WA DC SWAMP AND REWARDING POLITICAL FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS WITH 4000 POSITIONS.

     TO THE VICTOR GO THE SPOILS

    In 1828, the “spoils system,”  in which political friends and supporters were rewarded with Government positions, was in full force. The term “spoils system” was derived from the phrase “to the victor go the spoils.” In the years after Jackson’s Presidency, the flaws and abuses in this system were serious. Political appointees were required to spend more and more time and money on political activities. As the Federal bureaucracy grew, Presidents were increasingly hounded by job seekers. In Jackson’s time there were approximately 20,000 Federal employees. By 1884 there were over 130,000. Additionally, with the industrialization of America, Federal jobs became more specialized and required special and specific skills.

    The Pendleton Act transformed the nature of public service. Today many well-educated and well-trained professionals have found a rewarding career in Federal service. When the Pendleton Act went into effect, only 10 percent of the Government’s 132,000 employees were covered. Today (date unknown), more than 90 percent of the 2.7 million Federal employees are covered.

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    SOMETHING WENT BLATANTLY AMOK IN THE US GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVICE BETWEEN 1883-2016.

    HOW DID THE U.S. GOVERNMENT END UP  WITH 7000 (SES) UNFIREABLE UNTOUCHABLES CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES CHARGED WITH LEADING THE CONTINUING TRANSFORMATION OF OUR GOVERNMENT?

    WHO ARE THEY?

    USAJOBS – Senior Executives

    https://www.usajobs.gov/SeniorExecutives/

    THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) IS COMPRISED OF THE MEN AND WOMEN CHARGED WITH LEADING THE CONTINUING TRANSFORMATION OF OUR GOVERNMENT. THIS DEDICATED CORPS OF EXECUTIVES SHARES A COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE AND A SET OF DEMOCRATIC VALUES GROUNDED IN THE FUNDAMENTAL IDEALS OF THE CONSTITUTION.

     THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES), POSITIONS INCLUDE POSITIONS CLASSIFIED ABOVE GS-15 THAT INCLUDE DUTIES INVOLVING ONE OR MORE OF THE FUNCTIONAL CRITERIA (EXECUTIVE OR MANAGERIAL)

    YEP, THEY ARE  THOSE SPECIFICALLY” EXEMPTED BY LAW”, IN SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)

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    WHO HIRED  THE 7000 (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES THAT HAVE ALREADY BUILT A FEDERAL CORPORATE CULTURE THAT DRIVES FOR RESULTS, SERVES CUSTOMERS, AND BUILDS SUCCESSFUL TEAMS AND COALITIONS WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE ORGANIZATION.

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    SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)

    Guide to Writing Executive Core Qualifications – FAPAC

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQS) ARE THE PRIMARY SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES). WHILE TECHNICAL JOB-SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS ARE IMPORTANT, THE ESSENCE OF THE SES IS THE ABILITY TO LEAD.

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    Executive Core Qualifications – Office of Personnel Management

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/…executive…/executivecorequalificatio

    OPM HAS IDENTIFIED FIVE EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQS). The executive core qualifications define the competencies needed TO BUILD A FEDERAL CORPORATE CULTURE THAT DRIVES FOR RESULTS, SERVES CUSTOMERS, AND BUILDS SUCCESSFUL TEAMS AND COALITIONS WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE ORGANIZATION.

    ECQ 1: Leading Change · ‎ECQ 2: Leading People · ‎ECQ 3: Results Driven

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    FINALLY THEY MENTION “THE HIRING MANAGERS” IN THAT SCHEME, WHICH IMPAIRS THE PRESIDENT’S ABILITY TO SUPERVISE THE EXECUTION OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE LAWS

    Preparing Your Federal ECQ’s – Job-Hunt.org

    https://www.job-hunt.org/federal…job…/ECQs-executivecorequalifications.shtml

    Below is a list of the 5 ECQs, along with a description of WHAT HIRING MANAGERS seek in each area. ECQ 1: Leading Change. Organizations are constantly in flux. ECQ 2: Leading People. Leaders in SES positions have responsibility for a large staff. ECQ 3: Results Driven. ECQ 4: Business Acumen. ECQ 5: Building Coalitions.

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    WHO ARE THE (SES) UNTOUCHABLES?

    USAJOBS – Senior Executives

    https://www.usajobs.gov/SeniorExecutives/

    THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) IS COMPRISED OF THE MEN AND WOMEN CHARGED WITH LEADING THE CONTINUING TRANSFORMATION OF OUR GOVERNMENT. THIS DEDICATED CORPS OF EXECUTIVES SHARES A COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE AND A SET OF DEMOCRATIC VALUES GROUNDED IN THE FUNDAMENTAL IDEALS OF THE CONSTITUTION.

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    WHO ARE THESE (SES) UNTOUCHABLE INDIVIDUALS?

     USAJOBS Help Center | Senior Executives

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique…/senior-executives/

    The Senior Executive Service (SES) consists of executive positions, including managerial, supervisory, and policy positions classified above General Schedule …

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    SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES).

    Guide to Writing Executive Core Qualifications – FAPAC

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQS) ARE THE PRIMARY SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES). WHILE TECHNICAL JOB-SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS ARE IMPORTANT, THE ESSENCE OF THE SES IS THE ABILITY TO LEAD.

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    LOOKING FOR A JOB?

    executive director – USAJOBS – The Federal Government’s Official …

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Search?keyword=%22executive%20director%22

    Jobs 1 – 20 of 20 – The Executive Director provides executive level support…of a National Cemetery. The Executive … Full Time – Senior Executive Service (SES).

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    WE HAVE  AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO SHALL BE ACCOUNTABLE

    STEVE BANNON HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS TRUMP’S CHIEF STRATEGIST.

    STEVE SHALL FIND A STRATEGY FOR  REMOVING SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)  “SPECIFICALLY EXEMPTED BY LAW”

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    UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP

    NOBODY IS GOING TO BUILD ANYTHING OUTSIDE AND EXEMPT FROM THE LAW

    NOBODY IS GOING TO BE  BUYING OR SELLING OR SERVING CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE AND EXEMPT FROM THE LAW

    NOBODY IS GOING TO BE BUILDING COALITIONS OUTSIDE AND EXEMPT FROM THE LAW

    AND NOBODY IN A GOVERNMENT AGENCY IS GOING TO BE WRITING POLICY OUTSIDE OR  EXEMPT FROM THE LAW,  OUR PRESIDENT, CONGRESS AND THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

    WITH TRUMP AS OUR PRESIDENT, NEVER AGAIN SHALL ANY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE RECEIVE A BONUS FOR PUTTING 300,000 AMERICAN VETERAN’S INTO FLAG DRAPED COFFINS. period


  • Trump Drain the (SES) Veteran’s Swamp

    Trump Drain the (SES) Veteran’s  Swamp

    DRAIN THE WA DC SWAMP OF THE UNTOUCHABLE SENIOR EXECUTIVES (SES) IN THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION.

    TRUMP VOWED TO PROTECT OUR AMERICAN VETERAN’S, UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE AT LEAST 300  OF THESE CORRUPT UNTOUCHABLES STILL IN “CAREER POSITIONS”  IN  THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION

    STEVE BANNON HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS TRUMP’S CHIEF STRATEGIST.

    WHAT IS STEVE’S STRATEGY TO REMOVE THESE UNTOUCHABLE (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES FROM THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION SWAMP?

    WHAT IS THE SCHEME, WHICH IMPAIRS THE PRESIDENT’S ABILITY TO SUPERVISE THE EXECUTION OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE LAWS?

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    “SECTION 707 THUS VESTS A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE WITH THE FINAL AUTHORITY 

     UNREVIEWABLE BY ANY POLITICALLY ACCOUNTABLE OFFICER OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH 

    — to determine whether to uphold the removal of a [Department of Veterans Affairs], which includes the power to overrule the decision of a Cabinet-level officer,” she wrote. “That scheme, which impairs the President’s ability to supervise the execution of the federal civil service laws, is inconsistent with the Appointments Clause.”

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    THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S GOVERNMENT AGENDA FOR THIS BEHIND OUR BACKS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS UNTOUCHABLES, (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES, CORRUPT, LAYER OF POWER AND GREED IN THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION OR ANY OTHER BRANCH OF AMERICA’S GOVERNMENT.

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    History is a reminder…

    Do you remember the Veteran’s Administration scandal?

     When none of us had ever heard of the SENIOR EXECUTIVES (SES)?

    VA Fired 2,247 People Last Year, But Only 2 Were Senior Executives …

    www.govexec.com/management/2014/…/vafiredwereseniorexecutives/85528/

    May 30, 2014

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    HOW UNTOUCHABLE WERE THE VA (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES?

    HOW MANY (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES GOT FIRED FOR THIS ATROCITY?

    IG report: 300,000 vets died while waiting for health care at VA | Fox …

    www.foxnews.com/…/ig-report-close-to-300000-vets-died-while-waiting-for-health-c…

    SEP 3, 2015 – WASHINGTON – More than 300,000 American military veterans likely died while waiting for health care — and nearly twice as many are still waiting — according to a new Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general report. The IG report says “serious” problems with …

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    ACCORDING TO THE APRIL 22, 2015  NEW YORK TIMESTHE ACTUAL NUMBER IS: ZERO.

    As the Times recalls, soon after the “Sixty heads rolled!” headlines were written, the Department of Veterans Affairs backpedaled and said that only 14 people had actually been removed. THAT WAS A LIE, TOO.

    AS SO OFTEN IN THE OBAMA YEARS, IT FELL TO A COMMITTEE OF CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS TO FLOG THE TRUTH OUT OF THE ADMINISTRATION, AND IT TOOK MONTHS OF EFFORT:

    The documents given this month to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, which provided them to The New York Times, show

    THAT THE DEPARTMENT PUNISHED A TOTAL OF EIGHT OF ITS 280,000 EMPLOYEES FOR INVOLVEMENT IN THE SCANDAL.

    One was fired, one retired in lieu of termination, one’s termination is pending, and five were reprimanded or suspended for up to two months.

    The only person fired was the director of the Phoenix hospital, Sharon Helman, who technically was removed not for her role in the manipulation of waiting lists but for receiving “inappropriate gifts,” according to the department.

    In a statement released Wednesday night, the department did not dispute the numbers released by the committee, but said that more than 100 other employees were facing disciplinary action.

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    OVER A YEAR  AND A HALF LATER  as of OCTOBER 28, 2016 there were  still over 300 UNTOUCHABLE (SES) Senior Executives STILL EMPLOYED BY the Veteran’s Administration AND VA senior executives still collecting bonuses of over $10,000.00 a year

    Veterans Affairs Doles Out Huge Bonuses Despite Corruption

    www.disabledveterans.org › News & Legislation

    Oct 30, 2016 – October 31, 2016. 54 … She received a bonus of $9,120 in January 2016. … /politics/2016/10/28/more-bonusesva-employees-despite-ongoing-problems-agency/92837218/ … Whether they were pulling a Hillary and the size of the bonus is …. There are over 500 dead veterans [a Judge and a Reporter had …

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    VA still plagued by problems two years after scandal – Washington Times

    www.washingtontimes.com/…/3/va-still-plagued-by-problems-two-years-after-scand/

    Apr 3, 2016 –

    Two years after the scandal emerged over phony waiting lists for patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Phoenix, the department is still beset with problems ranging from fresh accusations of falsified waiting lists to a system-wide failure to discipline wrongdoing.

    “The VA is still struggling with a lack of accountability, an inability to properly manage a budget rapidly approaching $200 billion, and a failure to provide veterans with timely access to care and benefits,” said John Cooper, a spokesman for Concerned Veterans for America. “The VA is broken, and if we want veterans to be assured of a VA that works, we need to systemically reform it.”

    Employee discipline has become an embarrassment. Even in the rare cases where VA management does punish employees, the agency is being thwarted by union-backed civil service rules.

    For example, a VA employee in Puerto Rico was reinstated with back pay last month after she was fired upon being arrested for armed robbery. She pleaded guilty, but her union got her job back by arguing in a grievance that a VA manager at the facility is a registered sex offender and another VA hospital manager was once arrested for drunken driving and found in possession of pain pills.

    In Alexandria, Louisiana, a VA nursing assistant is still awaiting trial on manslaughter charges in the death of a 70-year-old Air Force veteran in 2013. Hospital officials initially called the veteran’s death an accident, but a coroner determined the veteran died from blunt force trauma to the head.

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    AS SO OFTEN IN THE OBAMA YEARS, CONGRESS WAS A SPINELESS FLOP

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    VA no longer using expedited SES firing authority after Justice decision

    federalnewsradio.com › Workforce › SES

    JUN 17, 2016 VA no longer using expedited SES firing authority after Justice decision … This was in response to the committee’s inquiry over whether the department planned to … Under the Choice Act for example, VA executives can appeal to an … “Two years ago, veterans were forced to wait too long for care because …

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    The bottom line

    As John Cooper, a spokesman for Concerned Veterans for America said. “The VA is broken, and if we want veterans to be assured of a VA that works, we need to systemically reform it.”

     To be continued…..

    The Untouchables (SES) Senior Executives