It’s unfortunate that anytime I am looking into a veterans benefit, like VA loans for example, I get the same line of questioning. “What branch of service was your husband in?” My reply, “He is not a veteran, I am. I was in the Navy.” Always gets wide eyes and shock. Why I always get this reaction followed by an apology is baffling to me. Nearly 2.3 million women are veterans today. In the grand scheme of things that number could be considered small, I guess.
Having worked in an aircraft electricians rate, I was the only female in my shop the entire duration of my enlistment. I was not the only female in my command. We were definitely the minority, but we did exist. At least I think I did. Maybe in the grand scheme of things I didn’t.
It’s very sad and unsettling that 35 VA hospitals to this day do not have a gynecologist on staff. I have been a part of a couple studies from DAV and IAVA that involved the impact of military and veteran experiences of women. I got out of the military in 2006. There have not been huge strides made to help women veterans. We are hardly acknowledged for our service to this country.
I’m not upset for myself; my military service and my record did land me great jobs post military and I never ended up homeless or in a position where I needed VA hospitals for care. I always have had health insurance through my employer. Honestly, I wouldn’t choose to use the VA for anything because of my father’s experience with their services and their lack of compassion and medical knowledge. I understand that’s his personal experience and not what everyone has experienced. Perhaps veterans do get good medical care and advice.
I find the most plausible explanation to all this is simple. The VA is overwhelmed. There are more veterans than they can deal with. Doesn’t change the fact, our veterans still need care, especially those who were disabled by their service physically, mentally, or emotionally.
Right now, women veterans are 2 to 3 times more likely to be homeless and unable to find a job because of how high “military sexual trauma” is in all branches. When I was in the military, there was no support offered or protection from higher ranking retaliation for speaking up. I should know, I am a part of that statistic. I kept the trauma to myself and healed from it internally and I no longer have any emotional scarring from what happened to me. It’s not easy. It can be done though.
Women’s VA services do need revamping and we do need to offer more support services for all of our women veteran’s needs. They are definitely more specific than that of men, especially single mothers in the military. Hardcore infantrymen can complain about the “special treatment” or talk of what the military used to be like before women were allowed to join, but honestly, that’s really Neanderthal. The reason women couldn’t join has been explained as no available women’s berthing or “heads” (navy term for bathroom). It doesn’t take a whole lot to set space aside.
This is not a debate on any of that. It’s about women’s VA services and the deficiencies there of. Put simply, more needs to be done.
Let the Reveal Begin…
In the recent lifting of the trade embargo and sanctions against Cuba, we have more to gain that just really good cigars. Since these restrictions have been in place and the United States has been totally blacked out of information coming out of Cuba, they have sunk most of their government money into medical research.
They have had a “cure” or vaccine to stop the recurrence of lung nodules once symptoms emerge. It is likely if a person is to develop a nodule and it gets removed, another one will form which is really the onset of lung cancer. Cuba has had this medicine that has been able to block the reemergence of cancer nodules for many years.
Europeans and other countries that have been able to travel to Cuba have been privy to this. Most of us mainstream Americans have no clue this even exists. Until now.
Roswell Park, a leader in cancer research, in Buffalo, New York is the first medical community to visit Cuba since the restrictions have been lifted. Governor Andrew Coumo is the first U.S. Governor to visit the country and secure this “friendship” between our medical communities.
Now, we need to look at the fact that this is no secret to our own Government and there is no way they haven’t been made aware of this vaccine or medicine. Their politics and greed have kept us from this life saving “cure” for the sake of our “constitutional purity”.
Cuba was a communist state. Our superior democracy has made us better than them and we don’t agree with their way of doing things, so we’ve cut off our nose to spite our face.
The last President to open trade and “friendships” with a communist country was Bill Clinton when he opened up China to our economy. He’s basically remembered for that…and that Monica Lewinsky thing. I’m sure we can all agree or disagree with that decision based on the fact it did boost our economy but the long term effects crumbled our middle class.
We got outsourced. Products got cheaper, but it created a huge divide between economic “classes”.
We have to remember that this information and new “friendship” may come with some really great short term things, but are we able to foresee the long term effects?
Here’s a little background information on how we get to warp drive… Physicists and Scientists have been working on creating an EMDrive. The EMDrive uses and RF resonant cavity thruster that uses a magnetron to produce microwaves for thrust. In 2014, Rodger J. Shawyer successful created a low power EMDrive.
Warp fields are energetic fields that could make it possible for us to explore space far far away by traveling at the speed of light. Think Star Trek for your reference point. I’m sure there are Trekkies out there who are insanely excited right now.
In order to create this warp field, it’s been surmised that we need to think beyond the theory of relativity. Recently, scientists have found a work around called a spacetime bubble. This bubble would need to create a bubble that would travel at the speed of light while the craft inside remains stationary. This is theoretically done by contracting spacetime in front of the craft and expanding it behind it. It would essentially resemble a football inside a flat ring.
For this to be achieved it would take a huge amount of energy to create. This idea was modified to change the flat ring into a doughnut shape. That has been the factor decreasing the power that would be able to be used to create this warp field.
On the NASA website , they have basically found that the EMDrive is able to create this spacetime bubble in it’s initial tests. It was a byproduct of a test they were doing to research the speed of light that goes through the drive.
We are far greater beings than we have been told, far greater beings than most of us realize.
In Light and Love,