|By Judi Hasson||Comment | Forward|
The Department of Veterans Affairs has enlisted the help of a prominent tech professional who has had remarkable success with his own leading-edge tech brand. Craigslist founder Craig Newmark will serve on a VA panel to review ideas to improve disability claims processing times. The panel also is looking at ways to improve transparency for vets.
It's no surprise to those who keep up with what Newmark is doing these days. He told a high-tech conference in June that he was considering whether to "dedicate a big chunk of my life" to those who are driving change in Washington.
"Transforming VA into an organization that is veteran-centric, results-oriented and forward-looking is my top priority," Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said in a press release. "Leveraging the talent, innovation and creativity of stakeholders, like Craig Newmark, is just one of the many ways VA can think outside of the box to help deliver tangible results to our nation's veterans."
For more on the VA:
- see this nextgov.com article
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ANIMAL LOVERS PROTEST "MASS GASSING" LESSONS IN GASTONIA, NC
8/5/08: Watch the news report of this morning's protest which we organized at the gas killing demonstrations being held in Gastonia, NC. This is a 3 day seminar where they will be gassing shelter dogs. Getting news exposure of this topic is the best way of lobbying the NC General Assembly members whom we will be asking to introduce legislation requiring injection only in NC. If we cannot show up the next two days to protest we are missing two golden opportunities to get mainstream exposure and lobbying done.
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Our own feral cat vet, Dr. Senk from L.I. NY "hits the streets with a few of her vetenarioan friends,....loud-mouth protesting; Doc Senk is the one with the grey cap.
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The "FOOD NOT BOMBS" Folk
Food Not Bombs is one of the fastest growing revolutionary movements active today and is gaining momentum. There are hundreds of autonomous chapters sharing free vegetarian food with hungry people and protesting war and poverty throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Food Not Bombs is organizing for an end to the occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. We also support actions against the globalization of the economy, restrictions to the movements of people and the destruction of the earth.
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"You can arrest the resister but your cant arrest the resistance!"
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