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Kathy Distel

Kathy is gathering 10 signatures to

Honor Veterans By Helping Their Children Get The Proper Care

There are too many children being diagnosed with cancer, autism, leukemia, and many more devastating illnesses. How many of these stem from a relative's exposure to chemicals (i.e., a soldier stationed at Ft. McClelland) or Viet Nam or anywhere there are chemicals tested, stored or disposed of. Please help pass this bill to save our children and our soldiers!

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Connie Peters

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Honor Veterans By Helping Their Children Get The Proper Care

I am thoroughly disgusted with our government and their inability or total lack of concern for our veterans before they are sent off to senseless wars that have nothing to do with the USA, and more sadly, have not put the desperately needed resources in place to assist our veterans and their families with medical- both physical and psychological- attention badly needed when they return from their duties, especially in light of the psychological damage caused once the veterans are totally aware that the war/wars they've been fighting in to keep those of us living in the USA safe, serve one purpose and sadly that is to put monies into high ranking government officials pockets. It is a proven fact that war is only perpetrated by our government so they can make money, lots of money, or worse yet, in my opinion, go into third world countries with the promise of new roads, better schools and other promises to improve the lives of these poor illiterate starving persons they rarely keep in order to get the control of HUGE worldwide resources, such as The Panama Canal. I have read several books that whistle blowers have written to assuage their consciences, what is left of them anyway, that clearly point out the exploitation of these resources by our government, and the role each of these CITIZENS played to make certain the USA would gain, and keep control. The first book I read was written by John Perkins stunning compelling novel in 2004, CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN, where he courageously describes in unprecedented detail that he was an Economic Hit man, whom he defines as "highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars, funneling money from the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign "aid" organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet's natural resources...Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder...which has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization. I should know; I was an EHM." Perkins goes on to explain the bribes and threats he received in the last decade that prevented him from telling his story. It was the fact that when he shared his fears about what the consequences of telling his story to his only daughter, a recent college graduate told him: "Don't worry, dad. If they get you, I'll take over where you left off. We need to do this for the grandchildren I hope to give you someday," References are provided in end notes, in the event we want to pursue the subjects further. I mention this book because it demonstrates that "world leaders are manipulated to become a part of a vast network that promotes US commercial interests...but ensnares these leaders in a web of debt that ensures their loyalty, drrawing on the whenever we desire- to satisfy our POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, OR MILITARY needs. What they get for their loyalty: Executives at our most respected companies hire people at near-slave wages to toil under inhuman conditions in Asiaa sweatshops. Oil companies wantonly pump toxins into rain forest rivers, consciously killing people, animals, and plants, and committing genocide among ancient cultures. The PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTrY DENIES lifesaving medicines to millions of HIV-infected Africans. TWELVE million families in our own US worry about their next meal. Further: energy industry creates ENRON

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Mary Shogren

Mary is gathering 10 pledges to

Honor Veterans By Helping Their Children Get The Proper Care

As a daughter of a Vietnam Veterans exposed to Agent Orange this campaign is very important to me. My father is 100% disabled veteran who has diabetes from his exposure to agent orange. My 2 siblings and I all have diabetes. I also suffer from infertility, celiac disease, and disc issues. It is sad that the government has contended that Agent Orange only caused issues in veterans and the offspring of female Vietnamn Veteran. It's about time to establish this to research and assist the offspring of male Vietnam Veterans. Please contat uour senators and congress members in support of this bill. It is much needed.

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April Tobias

April is gathering 10 signatures to

Honor Veterans By Helping Their Children Get The Proper Care

I am a Vietnam Veteran's daughter. Agent Orange was used while he was there. It is a toxin that is affecting not only my dad's health but also may be the cause of my digestive problems the dr.s call a "possible autoimmune" issue and fibromyalgia. My Dad has diabetes and heart issues. My son has signs of Aspergers, chronic ear infections , comprehension delays and a speech delay. I have learned that Agent Orange can affect the third generation as well. I am motivated to run this campaign to help any Son or Daughter or Grandchild of a Veteran to get the help they need. I also want to do what I can so my Dad knows I am helping to spread the word on the problems of Agent Orange. Thank you.

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