Loren Heal

Jun 17

The US Must Choose When To Confront Evil: Now in Iraq, Or Later in America -

We lost almost 4,000 dedicated service members in Iraq. Many Americans simply don’t want to go back into that country, and lose more of our own. That’s understandable. Unfortunately, we can’t always have what we want. If we don’t go in, and ISIS does take over Iraq, then we won’t have to worry about losing Americans over there, we’ll start losing Americans over here.

Bill To Fix VA Waiting List Corruption Hijacked By Government Employee Union -

The Veterans Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act (S 2450), passed by the Senate June 11, will actually interfere with patients accessing care outside the VA system, according to health policy expert Betsy McCaughey.

McCaughey, former Lt Governor of New York, appeared before the House Veterans Affairs Committee June 12.

The bill requires that veterans seeking private care because they are on the waiting list get approval from the VA, which is renowned for its impenetrable bureaucracy, she said.

“This bill passed in the Senate yesterday, the McCain-Sanders bill, will not save the lives of vets stuck on the wait list.” — Betsy McCaughey

Read more at the link.

Jun 09

Obama Housing Foreign Nationals On Military Bases While Shunning Homeless Veterans -

The Obama administration is collecting underage illegal immigrants to deliver to their parents who are already here. After years of pushing for more underage illegal immigration, now it’s a “humanitarian crisis,” one caused intentionally by administration policies.

May 28

Store Owner, 89, Grabs Golf Club, Drives Out Ninja Robber -

A thin man wearing a mask and wielding a ninja sword robbed the small business owned by Miya Koba of Moses Lake, Washington Sunday.

Koba, 89, was at first overpowered physically by the amazing and mysterious warrior skills of the Ninja Robber, who used his “push down the old lady” technique.

Apr 12

NSA Used Heartbleed Attack, Failed To Warn Of Its Danger | FreedomWorks -

If you hear about this “Heartbleed” security flaw, you should know it’s the result of a basic programming error, which I explain briefly at the link. The National Security Agency is one of the groups security researchers have implicitly trusted to vet their work. Now it turns out that the NSA was vetting security products all right, but not always disclosing flaws, leaving literally billions of people at risk.

Beyond the immediate damage of the Heartbleed attack itself, this scandal shows that far from aiding in the security of computer software, the NSA should be treated as actively hostile to it.

May 23

Help Send @LHeal to #Oklahoma

Update: I’m not going after all. All donations will be refunded.

Going at this time would have put too much strain on my family.

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I’m headed to Oklahoma to help out this weekend. I have a pickup truck, a chainsaw, and some shovels. I plan to buy some water and baby wipes and accept donations along the way.

D O N A T E

It will cost me a few hundred dollars. Any donations I take in above my expenses will be donated to The Salvation Army, Mercury One, or the Red Cross.

If you prefer,  donate to another organization.

May 21

The Oklahoma chapter of Americans for Prosperity (twitter: @AFPOK):

Send donations to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief at

(800)725-2769 

 

Or text “storm” to 80888.

Ready to do tumblr again. 

Aug 14

Me, too.

Reviving my tumbler.

Dec 19

Another Reason Lugar Must Go #INSen -

Dick Lugar (R-IN) has been a Senator for so long, he’s lost touch with the way things work outside the Senate cloakroom. Lugar called for the House to pass the Senate’s bill that extends the current payroll tax rate by two months because it was “best for the country”. Yet as The Right Sphere reports, that will cause huge problems for the businesses who have to implement it. A little common sense would show why. Businesses that calculate payroll taxes do so with accounting payroll software. It takes time for these non-trivial changes to software and business practices to be implemented. A payroll tax switchover is already cooked in to most accounting packages, so that the planned payroll tax changes will happen automatically when current law would have them change (Jauary 1). Because payroll software needs accuracy, any significant alteration will take weeks to plan and execute, passing the window for the extension. As Rep Renee Ellmers (R,NC02) said in her press release:

Last week we passed a bill here in the House that extends the payroll tax cut for a full year. But instead of passing the House bill, or another bill which extended the payroll credit for a year, the Democrats in the Senate opted for a meager two month extension…that’s the definition of uncertainty!

The Senate refuses to do the job they were elected to do and is being irresponsible. They have not even passed a budget in over 950 days and now are kicking the can down the road again by only extending the payroll tax for a mere two months. A two month payroll tax extension is a disgrace. Americans have enough uncertainty with their jobs and homes. Senator Reid is kicking them while they’re down with this proposal.
Senator Lugar has ceased to understand the needs of Indiana, and should yield the floor to a new generation.