&%*% Never Loved Us… Mistreatment of Veterans in America

Nigga never loved us Do it look like we stressin’? Look at you, look at you, and look at you, Ah – I’m glad that they chose us Command, it’s a mission, Trying to fight to the finish just to see ’em all finish

 

 

As I listen to Drake’s song Worst Behavior, he yells, “Motherfuckers never loved us.” He began to talk about his innocent beginnings on Degrassi to rap stardom. This particular line stuck with me. It is anthem for all people who has been ousted but still succeeded. I can relate to this song but more so I can relate this to the many men and women who have sacrificed time, money and even their lives to serve their countries. These men and women are your United States veterans.

 

For many of you reading my blog for the first time, I am proud veteran of the United States Army. I devoted my life for four years to this unique core. I joined like most teenagers for the college money and to find my own pathway in life. I thought the war in Iraq was a joke and even the president at time was even bigger joker. Nevertheless, I was proud to serve my country only with the expectation that my country will be willing to serve me. My husband, who is a combat engineer, did two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his time there, he has felt a lot pain due to being away from home and even losing a friend in battle. My husband still kept fighting because he vowed to so. So, I began to think about these great men and women who take the time to raise their hand to defend flag and serve their country. In return, they come home to unsuitable living conditions, the constant runaround from Veterans Affairs, and the ills of dealing with life after war. Our soldiers reach for a helping hand but there are few hands who will reach back.

 

Majority of the veterans come home to nothing. They have dealt with so much on the battlefield but still have to fight for basic human needs. Human needs such benefits, medical, housing and mental health. Lately, the Department of Veterans Affairs has failed our comrades every time. You can talk to any veteran and they will tell you the VA is a bad place to be. Why should these men and women fight for these benefits that are guaranteed? On the other hand, if the country is need for soldiers to fight for an unknown cause, we answer. This is unfair not only to veterans but their families. The families of veterans are dealing with the war too. They try to make their home and life suitable but cannot due lack of resources. Not only, you are hurting the veteran but the family is suffering too.

 

What is the problem? Where is all the money allotted to veterans? Yes, we want to honor them and say “Thank you for your service” every November. After the fanfare and all the bells and whistles are gone, we go back into our homes and live the life of luxury and forget what they fought for. Remember…… all the wars and the flag draped coffins we seen on TV. So, I charge our government taking money away from the military budget and cut your damn salary. If it was not for us, you would not have opportunity fight like a bunch of hens in a farmhouse.

 

For the Department of Veterans Affairs, stop giving our veterans the run around. Stop the fucking madness….It kills me to hear some of the stories about veterans dying at VA hospital or being evicted from their homes with nowhere to go. When these veterans come to apply for their benefits…. YOU BETTA HAVE THEIR MONEY WHEN THEY COME FOR IT LIKE ODB. Take care of them because this is what you are paid to do. Show them some respect and treat them like if that was your family member. I give credit to the people who are working at VA helping veterans. I applaud you but I am calling out the folks who come just to collect a check. HAVE SEVERAL SEATS and find a job at WALMART.

 

I don’t charge just VA. I take account every one of just who call ourselves Americans. Do not just sit back and shake your head whenever you see a homeless veteran. Help them out it us up us to help our own because the government are pussyfooting around. You be the change. You be catalyst of change for a veteran who feels like a refugee in their own country. Volunteer for a nonprofit organization to get our vets back on their feet. Donate your time, clothing and food to one who fought for you to give.

 

Military organizations, stop being social club just to gather and talk about old times. These young veterans need you to guide them into this new world. Don’t just be a standing organization but be an active organization within the community. VA cannot do this alone they need your help. These veterans are hurting and as I remember we should never leave a fallen comrade behind. Take charge and take care of our own not yesterday but right now. Churches, they need your help too. You are the hands and feet of God on earth. Your mission is save those who are hurting. Take time and pray with them. Trust me prayer goes a long way. Talk to them and become that spiritual light they need to deliver them shadows of darkness.

 

Some of fellow soldiers of mine died so we live in unstable society. Whenever we need them to put on the uniform, they go. They leave behind so much. Their families deal with so much. I know I am military wife and the tears I’ve cried could hydrate a football team for the rest of their lifetime. It pains me to see a veteran standing on the side of the road asking for help. It pains me to see a homeless veteran living out their car or in extended stay. They come home to nothing but grief and mental ills the battlefield has afflicted upon them. These are people not refugees. They are our own brothers and sisters. Honor your vets every day.

 

Let us fight to eliminate two words: Homeless Veteran

When it comes to how America treats our veterans, we are on our worst behavior.

 

Dedicated to Chad Young #foreveryoung

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A Voice That Cries In The Dark : My story about depression

Rest In Peace Mindy McCready and Don Cornelius

I am sharing my personal story about my battle with depression. There are a lot of people going through depression. According to NAMI, about 1 and 10 americans suffered from some form of depression. The sad part is about more than half don’t recieve the proper care they need. Here is my story I hope it will help someone else. If you would like to share your story please email me at TiffanyReneeBlogs@gmail.com. For information about depression please visit NAMI.ORG.  Love you

Rest In Peace Mindy McCready and Don Cornelius.

Suicide becomes social!!!!

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1699754/freddy-e-dead.jhtml

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The world we live in has come down to this. Mental Illness is a serious issue that cannot be ignored any longer.  Being a person who have been through depression, it is hard road but it feels like you can travel it alone. Please pay attention to signs before it’s too late.

CheckTheRhyme Dec 20th: Sandy Rock Investigation, InstaGate, and Twitter Proposal

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Today, on my “Check The Rhyme” segment I elaborate more on the Sandy Rock Massacre that took place on Friday, December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. We know there were 26 people, There were 20 children and 6 adults killed. On Sunday, President Barrack Obama addressed the nation during the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers. Now, policy makers and citizens are looking into creating stricter gun policies to prevent a tragedy like this will never happen again. I think the gun policy should have been examined by our policy makers a long time ago. I’m thinking to myself how many people have to die in order for change to take place? Meanwhile, I did expressed how upset I was with my fellow journalists this week. As I have said many times before, I am graduate of a journalism program here in  my hometown. It really boiled my blood to see journalists interview children who witnessed the horrible actions that took placed. I mean really, are you that desperate to get a story. I thinking to myself,  where are your ethics? You know the class you had to sit through in order to graduate. I did commend Anderson Cooper on taking a stance not to interview children. In my opinion, gun policy is a serious topic and should be taken into account but what about mental illness? Most of these cases, some of the killers either a mental issue or have suffered traumatic experience in their lifetime. It seems like no one wants to reach out to them and help their situation. Hopefully, we can see some change before it’s too late. Also, this week Instagram changed their terms and conditions. They decided to advertise on Instagram but the rumor mill was they were going to sell your photos without compensation. So, everybody on instagram went bat s**t crazy. Celebrities like Lance Gross, Kevin Hart and even Kim Kardashian voiced about leaving the popular app because of changes that is due to take effect on  Jan 16th.  Instagram responded:

“Our intention in updating the terms was to communicate that we’d like to experiment with innovative advertising that feels appropriate on Instagram. Instead it was interpreted by many that we were going to sell your photos to others without any compensation. This is not true and it is our mistake that this language is confusing. To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos. We are working on updated language in the terms to make sure this is clear.” (VIA CBS)

Everybody responded on Instagram with the hashtag #DontWhoreMeOut announcing their discontent to new policy changes. We will see how this plays out. I am just waiting on the creation of SkyNet!!! Also in other news, Amy Whinehouse death case will be reopened soon. Dallas Cowboys won over the Pittsburgh Steelers with a score of 27-24 during overtime. GO COWBOYS!!! I AM COWBOY ON “STEEL HORSE I RIDE!!!!. Sorry, I had a crazy fan moment.  There might be possibility of All My Children and One Life To Live may come back on. *fingers crossed to bring back Erica Kane*. Deadmau5 proposed to Kat Von D over Twitter. I know I could not believe it either. We will see how this twitter proposal plays out. Best luck to the both of them. Rihanna steals the spot on my top jams for week with her song titled “Numb” featuring Eminem.

Inspirational Thought

“Failure and Fear ends today. On this day, you activate your faith.”

QUESTION FOR TODAY:

Due to the recent tragedy, what area should the government focus on gun control, school security procedures, mental health care, or implementation of religious practices (prayer in the schools)????

Answer it in the comments section below….Thanks

Related Articles:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505124_162-57560296/instagrams-answers-dont-cover-the-biggest-issue/

http://jennielately.wordpress.com/2012/12/19/priorities-what-bothers-me-the-most-about-the-newtown-tradegy/

http://shootingfromthehipblog.com/2012/12/14/living-in-a-word-they-didnt-make/

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/18/my-take-six-things-i-dont-want-to-hear-after-the-sandy-hook-massacre/

Tonight….Hug your babies

I love my daughter and as any mother feels tonight the pain of all the children who are gone from us. Let us spend a little more time with our babies and cover them with prayer. As a nation pray for the families, who are affected by this senseless act. Our gun policies as well mental illness care should be carefully examined by our government. How many people have to die in order for change to happen? #Prayfor NewTown
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