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Checkers, The Everlasting Game aving always known about checkers you may sometime wonder about the beginning of this simple plan that set up
the game. In our world as children, the ‘ancients’ in our lives were a granddaddy and grandmother who lived in the solitude of the mountains at a place called Hickory Tree. They often took one of us home with them for a week, to a place where there was no distractions, no phone, or other outside inﬂuences. Once there, they had to find ways to entertain the young. So, each day, after Granddad ﬁnished gardening, you would see him walking up the path in his bib overalls, dabbing at his brow with an old railroad handkerchief, tired from tending the tomatoes, corn, green beans, and carrots, and digging potato hills. He’d go to the water bucket and get a big drink from the dipper, then turn and say, “Do you think you can beat me at a game of checkers, little one?” In the midst of a checkers game, which you were only allowed to win fair and square, he might do one of his magic tricks, like reaching over and pulling a penny from behind your ear. The magic tricks and the checkers were things he could do to entertain without exerting too much energy. We took checkers for granted and many years later, I had the urge to research the game. It was interesting to discover that a board game, much like the game of checkers, called Alquerque dated back to 6000
You Name It …by Kitty Maiden B.C. These boards were even found carved into stone slabs that form the roof of the temple of Kurna in Egypt. Then there was the game board found in the ancient ruins of the city of ‘Ur’ in Iraq, dating back to 3000 B.C. The earliest game of checkers, as we know it, came from Egypt in 1400 B.C. Having learned early the competition with animals and other people for survival, human beings have always indulged in games. Games predate written history. According to one source, the ﬁrst known games were Hide and Seek, Tag, and King Of The Castle played by children of the caves. From there they graduated to who could throw a spear the straightest or who could throw a rock the longest distance. Electronic games that involve television or computers have replaced most of the simple board games we played as children. One good thing about checkers is that no one can pull the plug on that game. Over the years, it’s amazing how much you could learn from playing checkers with your elders. As always, it isn’t whether you win or lose but how you play the game. Kitty Maiden is a staff writer for Seniors Today.
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Do you like to travel? Would like to meet others that have the same interest? You are invited to come to a travel club sponsored by Discovery Travel. The meeting will be held Tues., June 10 at 9:30 A.M. at the Daytona Beach Municipal Golf Course Club House Restaurant., 600 Wilder Blvd. Debbie Larson-Catron of MSC Cruises will speak on their many promos, discounts, and offer a travel club special. A fun door prized goes to the first 75 who RSVP! Call 386.788. 8201 today.
Need a break from caregiving? First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach is providing two free Caregiver’s Day Out that includes food, fun, and special attention for care receivers. The days are from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Thurs., June 12; Sat., July 12; and Thurs., Aug 14 at First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach. For information, call Sherry at 386.677. 3581, ext. 311. This is a wonderful opportunity for caregivers to have a break and know that their loved ones are being well taken care of in a loving, safe, and fun environment.
Women Emerging Join M. Ashley Moore, Certified NLP Trainer as she continues her education series and offers a free presentation: Women Emerging: Who Am I; How Do I Get What I Want on Wednesday, June 11 from 6–7 P.M. at 3959 S. Nova Rd., Bldg. B, Suite 21, Port Orange. Registration is required. Reserve your seat now as it fills up fast. RSVP to 386.788.5653 or you may e-mail to: ash firstname.lastname@example.org
Natural Smile Seminar Find out if dental implants are right for you at a free patient information day. Questions about the cost and how the implant surgery is done will be answered. The seminar is scheduled at the office of Florida Oral & Facial Surgical Associates at 4 P.M. on Tues., June 17 in Daytona Beach. Seating is very limited and light refreshments served. RSVP by calling 386.239.3600.
Pet Vet Cruiser Volusia County’s Pet Vet Cruiser offers free and low-cost spaying and neutering for pets. Residents in Volusia County can catch the Pet Vet Cruiser, by appointment, around the county in June. This Pet Vet Cruiser’s spay and neuter program is based on income and has a sliding-fee scale. Appointments for service are required. For more details about cost, qualifications, or to schedule an appointment, please call 386.323.3575.
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Pet First Aid & CPR The Sunshine Safety Council will conduct a Pet First Aid & CPR class at their 150 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach office on Sat., June 7 from 9 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Participants will learn first aid skills for bites, burns, bleeding, heat stress, cardiac arrest (CPR), choking, trauma, and other injuries. Pet owners and pet professionals will benefit from knowing what to do in an emergency. Cost is $45. For registration, please contact Claire Jonas 386.253.6400, ext. 114 or online at sunshinesafety.org
Book Sale The Friends of the Library will have its monthly used-book sale in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. from 2 to 7:15 P.M. Thursday, June 12; 9:30 A.M. to 4:45 P.M., Friday, June 13; and 9:30 A.M. to 3 P.M., Saturday, June 14. Hard covers and large paperbacks will be sold for 50 cents each, and small paperbacks will be eight for $1. For more information, call the library at 386.822.6430.
E-reader Class Learn how to download free audiobooks and e-books during a free e-reader class from 5:30—6:30 P.M. Thursday, June 12, at the Oak Hill Public Library, 125 E. Halifax Ave. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling Julie Walters at 386.345.5510.
Reverse Mortgage Seminar Come get all the facts on fixed rate reverse mortgages and have all your questions answered by Glenn Russell your local reverse mortgage specialist on Thurs., June 26 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. in Port Orange. Enjoy a complimentary lunch while you learn. Seating is limited. RSVP to 386.663.4067.
Improve Balance Learn how to reduce stress and improve your balance during a free, fourpart tai chi series at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Reina Williams, healthy living coordinator for the Volusia-Flagler YMCA, will lead the introductory classes from NOON to 1 P.M. Mondays, June 9, 16, and 23. Tai chi is a low-impact, selfpaced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the library’s reference desk at 386.822. 6430, ext. 20763.
Sick Plant Clinic Bring your sick plants and gardening questions to the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway from 1 to 3 P.M. Tuesday, June 17. Master gardeners of the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will troubleshoot your roots and suggest a course of treatment. For more information, call 386.424.2910.
Support Groups Neuropathy Support Group The 2014 Neuropathy Support Group meets at 2 P.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 485 Turnbull Bay Road, New Smyrna Beach and at GrandVilla of Ormond Beach, 535 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach. For details, call 855.966.3600. Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength, and hope. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees. Please call toll free, 888.756.2930 for more information. Look Good/Feel Better Trained cosmetologists are available to help women undergoing cancer treatments with makeup and accessories. This group meets at Florida Hospital in DeLand. The cost is free, but seating is limited and registration is required. Call The American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345 for reservations.
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Medicaid Does Not Take common statement made by senior citizens is, “I don’t want them to take what I worked for.” We know what they mean. If one needs long-term care, he or she does not want to spend all their savings and lose their home to pay for it. The sentence shows some misconceptions. Who is “they?” It likely refers to the nursing or long-term-care facility, or to the Medicaid program itself. What does “take” mean? Many seem to think the nursing home or Medicaid literally takes something. That is not entirely accurate. If one needs long-term care, the provider of the services is entitled to payment. If one applies to be admitted to a facility, and cannot pay, the facility can decline to admit. Although the facility can require payment, it does not technically “take” anything without the person’s agreement. To obtain Medicaid assistance, one must meet medical and financial requirements. One may need to reduce one’s assets prior to qualifying. Again, Medicaid does not “take” assets. It simply does not give benefits until the person qualifies. If a person is admitted to a long-termcare facility and then does not pay, the facility could bring a legal action against the person, which could result in a judgment, which could result in the facility taking assets.
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If one receives Medicaid benefits, and dies, Medicaid is a general creditor. Medicaid can file a lien for payment in the probate estate of the deceased person. If there are no assets subject to probate, the lien does not have any effect. In either of the above cases, one’s Florida homestead property is exempt from attachment. The Florida constitution provides that a creditor (other than one holding a mortgage on the home) cannot take the home. The protection is lost if the home is rented. Neither a longterm care facility nor Medicaid can “take” the home, (even after death if the home passes to heirs at law). Thus, “they” do not really “take” anything when one is in a long-term-care facility.
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Graduation Day by Peggy Goldtrap o you remember your graduation day, or lack thereof? It’s amazing how soon we forget the friends we swore would be forever. Time has an ugly way of erasing bad memories along with pleasant ones. Four years of your early life is spent anticipating the great cap throwing event. After that, you’re supposed to skip down the road to adulthood. I had the honor of writing the class poem in 8th grade and in high school. Sorry, can’t quote one line right now and it was frankly a lot of blah, blah: all about future which was impossible to predict at 13 or 17. The speeches called baccalaureate and commencement are long since buried beneath daily commitments, career, children, time, and space. The graduation parties are usually more memorable than the event. Did you get luggage? A watch? Those were standard gifts in my day. The luggage was great, except I couldn’t afford a trip across town much less out of town. The watch was beautiful, delicate, and tiny so I had to squint to see the hands. I had to wind it myself and had to set it by pulling out a stem. Batteries were sci-fi futuristic. I wore a white dress and white shoes to my baccalaureate; the guys wore suits and ties. We looked like a Warren Jett’s wedding. The class marched two by two into the Methodist church and sat quietly while we were told that the future course of civilization was our responsibility, but we still had to obey our parents. Graduation was usually held in the gym where the smell of teen-age sweat mixed with the aerosol aroma of hair spray and after-shave. You couldn’t sit beside your best friend or the guy you adored. You marched in and sat beside the alphabetical equivalent of Godzilla. You waited stoically for your name to be drawn, and then you marched in front of the whole world that mattered, your family. You shook hands with the principal, the teachers, smiled for the professional camera guy and left ‘that stage’ of your life. The class clowns made the biggest impressions. The ‘I can’t resist a chance to make a fool of myself’ clowns who, despite a stern scowl by the principal, bounced, rolled, flipped their way to a sheepskin. A universally favorite graduation memento is the tassel which is usually hung on the rear view mirror. Slowly, as time and sun takes its toll, the tassel fades, shreds, and its proud gold-tinted year of achievement winds up under the floor mat; an eventual victim of a vacuum. Our youngest son’s baccalaureate was the most memorable. The speaker, a friend of the principal and businessman (owner of an aluminum siding company), all-around community good guy. Unfortunately, his business acumen did not reveal itself on the podium.
Happy Talk …by George & Peggy Goldtrap My guess is that the speech was written by his secretary and that he had never seen it until he unfolded it and placed the paper on the podium. It began okay then rapidly digressed into chaos. The gentlemen talked about aluminum siding; the need for it; how it protects property; what it meant to his life. The good guy began sweating profusely as he recognized the lack of analogy. He obviously could hear the giggling and wiggling of teenagers straitjacketed in suits and panty hose. The parents, trained by tradition to sit silent despite random, rambling rhetoric, began to check watches, tapping them subtly in case they had stopped ticking. The stoic staff of educators cut eyes at each other, checked tiles on the ceiling, tied and untied shoes, politely ‘ahem’ed, anything to stay face-forward focused without bursting out in laughter. Mercifully the speech ended with one final exhortation for graduates and their families to install aluminum siding. Few things make me spontaneously smile like watching the best and the brightest throw their mortar boards to the sun, jump up and down, and joyfully greet the future. The enthusiasm of graduation can inspire young men and to repeat the experience via graduate school or professional training. Walking the proud line and receiving loud applause for enduring years behind a cramped desk is a tradition worth continuing, but graduation alone does not automatically open the door of success. Nine presidents never graduated from college: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Grover Cleveland, and Harry Truman. Amazingly, people whose names and faces are recognized world-wide; a who’s who of wealth and power, by-passed pomp and circumstance in favor of entrepreneurship or were forced by circumstance to cut away from the ivied walls of academia. Albert Einstein, John D. Rockefeller, Walt Disney, Princess Diana, Ringo Starr, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Ralph Lauren, Steve Jobs, Quentin Tarantino, Peter Jennings, Peter Jackson, Larry Ellison, Thomas Edison, and many others had visions beyond those contained in a classroom. Graduation, whether kindergarten or magna cum laude, heralds completion of one phase of life and the unexplored beginning of another. Now what? What’s next? What part is mine to play?
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Meeting Caregiving Challenges Special to Seniors Today n today’s world, many women ﬁnd themselves facing the consequences of an aging population and for good reason. The proﬁle of the average U.S. caregiver will be familiar to many: a 49-year-old woman who works outside the home and spends nearly 20 hours per week providing unpaid care to her mother for nearly ﬁve years. Given these competing responsibilities, many caregivers are absent from work more often than their noncaregiving counterparts, missing between eight and 12 workdays per year. As caregiving duties intensify (as dementia worsens, for example), even more time at work may be lost. Nearly 70 percent of those who provide 21 or more hours per week of hands-on care report having to make accommodations in their work schedules, such as arriving late or leaving early and cutting back on hours, as well as changing jobs or leaving the workforce entirely. In addition, the obligations faced by working caregivers can take their toll in other ways. Caregivers in every age group score themselves lower in emotional and physical health than their non-caregiving colleagues, and the deficits are especially pronounced for working caregivers under the age of 44.3 Their reported anxiety, depression, and injuries result in an inability to concentrate and greater conﬂict with supervisors. In short, caregiving can affect the bottom line. The associated decrease in productivity among full-time workers is estimated to cost the U.S. economy $33.6 billion, with a cost per full-time employed caregiver of $2,110. What May Make A Difference Federally employed women who have already experienced or witnessed the consequences of a long-term care event in their family or circle of friends may recognize the value of participating in the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). The coverage is designed to reimburse for long-term care services in a variety of settings—at home or in a facility such as an assisted living facility, an adult day care, or a nursing center—and can lessen or eliminate an individual’s reliance on a working family member to provide hands-on care. Federally employed women may also want to explore the beneﬁts of having their qualiﬁed relatives apply for coverage as a way to minimize their own future caregiving obligations. The eligibility list is broad and includes spouses and same-sex domesti
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Preparing For Hurricane Season ith summer approaching, the last thing you want to think about is getting prepared in case of disaster. By preparing now, you can have a carefree, fun summer season and know that you are ready for whatever happens. Take the stress out of preparations by planning in advance and enlist others in the household in the project. Don’t put it off for the last minute. This way everyone will know what their responsibilities are when/if a disaster happens and you’ll have a great sense of security. Three things you must do in order to plan for ﬁnancial recovery after disaster. • Gather important papers and documents • Prepare a home inventory • Check over you insurance policy to ensure it give you adequate coverage Important Papers It can be very stressful to have to scurry to ﬁnd important in a “mini-emergency” situation. Protect those valuable papers and avoid the stress by taking time now to gather them and store in one location. A ﬁreproof and waterproof container is the best choice. Many of these documents can be scanned and stored on a USB drive. You’ll have an electronic archive on your home computer as well as a portable ﬁle to take with you. Keep them in an accessible but secure place so you can “grab them and go” if necessary. Items to include: • Banking information, account numbers and bank names
Day Life …by Kathy M. Bryant • List of savings and investments • Credit card records • Household inventory • Insurance policies with names of the company, policy type, and policy number • Copy of wills, trust documents, Living Wills/Advance Directives • Titles (house, cars, other property) • Passports • Educational Records • Certiﬁcates’ (or copies):Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death, and Adoption Always keep the following things with you: • Photo ID • Medical information including blood type, health condition, list of medications currently taking, any allergies, your doctor’s name, and contact information • Credit cards • Cash for emergencies • Contact information of next of kin and out of state relatives
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What’s In The Stars For The Week Of June 9 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An unexpected development could change the Arian's perspective on a potential investment. Keep an open mind. Ignore the double talk and act only on the facts. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A surge of support helps you keep your commitment to colleagues who rely on you for guidance. Ignore attempts to get you to ease up on your efforts. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Family continues to be the dominant factor, but career matters also take on new importance. Combine elements of the two in some surprising, productive way. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A realistic view of a workplace situation helps you deal with it once you know where the truth lies. Reserve the weekend for someone special. LEO (July 23 to August 22) As much as you might be intrigued by the sunny prospects touted for a potential investment, be careful that you aren’t blinded to its essential details. VIRGO (August 23 to Sept. 22) A friend's problem brings out the Virgo's nurturing nature in full force. Don't go it alone. Allow others to pitch in and help share the responsibilities.
LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A business decision might need to be put off until a colleague's personal matter is resolved. Use this time to work on another business matter. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Relationships (personal or professional) might appear to be stalled because of details that keep cropping up and that need tending to. Be patient. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A promotion could cause resentment among envious colleagues. Others recognize how hard you worked to earn it, and will be there to support you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Handling a delicate personal matter needs both your awesome wisdom and your warmth. Expect some setbacks, but stay with it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Resist the temptation to cut corners because time is short. Best to move ahead so you don't overlook anything that might later create complications. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Use the good will you recently earned with that well-received project to pitch your ideas for a new project. Expect some tough competition, though.
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Books The Eternal Nazi Reviewed by Larry Cox ribert Heim worked at the Nazi concentration camp in Mauthausen for only a few months in 1941, but he quickly became known as Dr. Death. The Austrian SS doctor's experiments on Jews, such as injecting gasoline directly into their hearts and even removing organs from living prisoners without anesthesia, became notorious. At the end of World War II, Heim slipped out of Germany, evaded capture and eventually settled in a working-class neighborhood of Cairo. In his new homeland, he prayed in Arabic and remained hidden, even though a manhunt for him continued due to the testimony of survivors who told of the doctor's atrocities. How Heim lived under the radar is the subject of a fascinating new book by Nicholas Kulich, former Berlin bureau chief of The New York Times, and Souad Mekhennet, a seasoned journalist and frequent contributor to both The Washington Post and Daily Beast. The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS
Doctor Aribert Heim reads more like a mystery novel than a nonfiction. According to the authors, Heim might never have been found if not for the efforts of a group of Germans who were unwilling to let Nazi war criminals go unpunished. Among them was a police investigator, Alfred Aedtner, who turned finding the former Nazi into an obsession. His quest took him across Europe, occupying several decades of his time, and became, in essence, nothing less than a powerful symbol of German's evolving attitude toward the sins of its past. A desire to see justice done at almost any cost became paramount. As late as 2009, the mystery of Heim's disappearance seemed almost unsolvable. This highly readable account reveals how historical detection, grit and determination finally illuminated a nation's dramatic reckoning with the crimes of the Holocaust and one of the most shocking war criminals ever.
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Section B June 6, 2014 Tails From The Front his month marks the beginning of hurricane season in the Atlantic region. Each year, hurricane season runs from June 1–November 30. We have learned in past years that tropical storms can form even outside of these dates. A hurricane preparedness plan is important for residents of any coastal region. Humans are not the only ones that need to be prepared during inclement weather. Pet owners should have an emergency plan that accounts for their animals as well, and should always
be aware of the potential for evacuation in their area. A well-organized plan should help you and your pet make it safely through another hurricane season. Pre-storm preparation is critical for you and your pet(s). If you wait until a storm is bearing down on your home, it may be too late. Create a checklist of pet supplies you will need. This should include leashes/collars, current ID tags and/or registered microchips, a threeday supply of food and water, medical records, ownership papers, a current photo, a crate, towels/blankets, and toys.
Make sure to have these items on hand now, instead of waiting until a storm approaches. Remember that thousands of people could be in the same situation, and stores often run out of items during emergencies. If you are ordered to evacuate as a storm draws near, never leave your pets behind or turn them loose. Pets are domesticated animals that cannot survive on their own. Look for a friend or relative that will take you and your pet into their home, or check online for pet friendly motels. Again, planning
early will benefit you, since many other people will with pets also be looking for places to stay. Most animal shelters, including Halifax Humane Society, do not board pets. In Volusia County, if you have no other place to go, you and your pets can go to the DeLand Fairground People and Pets Shelter. Space is limited, so please make that your last resort. Tyler Stover can be reached at 386274-4703, ext. 320, or at tstover@hali faxhumanesociety.org
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Senior Service Line Cutting Disability Risk Is No Sweat by Matilda Charles
he British Medical Journal has reported some ﬁndings that will cheer quite a number of seniors: We don't necessarily have to do long, strenuous workouts to lower our risk of becoming disabled. During the two-year study, 1,680 participants ages 49 to 83 in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island wore accelerometers to measure the intensity and duration of their daily living activities. Key activities included cooking, grocery shopping, making phone calls, walking across the room, bathing, and simply getting dressed daily. All of the participants were free of disability but were either at risk for knee osteoarthritis or already had it. The outcome showed that the more time spent in light-intensity activities, the lower the association with disability, as well as reduced progression of existing disability. It appears that the crucial factor is the amount of time spent in activities, not the intensity of an activity. So spending more
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Pet Care Heartworm In Dogs by Sam Mazzotta
Dear Paw’s Corner: My veterinarian says I have to give both my dog and my cat heartworm medication every month. Why? It sounds like a moneymaking scheme for the vet and the pharmaceutical industry. —Gary in Cincinnati Dear Gary: It's not a moneymaking scheme. Trust me, you do not want your pets to suffer from the complications that heartworm infestation can cause. Heartworm in dogs is often fatal, and while cats are less likely to die from it, they too suffer problems due to the damage caused by the worms as they travel through blood vessels and organs. Hundreds of worms can live in a dog's blood vessels—ultimately traveling to the chambers of the heart—for as long as seven years. It's also somewhat easy for untreated dogs and cats to become infested with heartworm. The parasite is carried by mosquitoes and can be passed along when the mosquito bites your pet. Pets are at highest risk in the summer,—at prime time for mosquitoes.
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Veteran’s Post VA Stonewalls Congress ep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, has called for a complete investigation into the travesty of the 40 veterans who died while awaiting care at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Phoenix. In his statement, Miller wrote of the “growing pattern of preventable veteran deaths and patient safety incidents at VA medical centers across the country,” and specifically mentions Atlanta; Columbia; Augusta; Pittsburgh; and Memphis. A week later, Miller wrote directly to VA chief Eric Shinseki about the delay in preserving evidence of secret wait lists at the Phoenix VA. He cited several witnesses to the fact that paper lists were shredded, and he had requested more specific information about the who, what and when of it. He got nada—even though he'd made a request for the preservation of the documents as far back as April 9. It turns out the VA's general counsel hadn't passed along the request for eight days ... plenty of time to shred documents.
Miller is someone to watch. A few months ago, he launched a program called the VA Honesty Project, which is “designed to highlight the Department of Veterans Affairs' lack of transparency with the press, and by extension, with the public.” He pointed out that the VA has 54 full-time employees who are tasked with handling media requests ... or ignoring them, as the case may be. Miller's project documents 70 cases so far in which the VA failed to respond to questions, saying that the VA's “media avoidance strategy can't be anything other than intentional.” The Veterans committee itself has been waiting on more than 100 information requests dating back to 2012. To view the evidence, see: http://vet erans.house.gov/VAHonestyProject
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