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“At least 90 soldiers have now been confirmed killed within the past six weeks.”

We may have to review the figures but off the top of my head, I cannot remember Nigeria losing troops in such circumstances and in such magnitude ever in our history.…
The magnitude is clear but the circumstances are unique: Govt insists that we have technically defeated BH which means we’re at peace with them.

Surely, soldiers have never been lost in this magnitude ever before in ‘peace time’, while their CinC @MBuhari remains silent.
This is a Govt that directly or indirectly got funds to Boko Haram by paying ransom in dollars;

A Govt that released their commanders back into operations;

Ironically, it is a Govt headed by a retired soldier who should know better and who was elected on this particular issue.
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🏔️This tells you everything you need to know about U.S. Senator Jon Tester from #Montana: he made history as being the first member of Congress who posted his daily schedule online.
⚡️Here's Tester's latest public schedule:
🚜But in case you need to know a little more, he is part of the third generation from his family who have resided in Montana & has shown that he will protect the state from interlopers. The top “issue” on his campaign website is “fighting for veterans.”
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Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) stands up for veterans. He is passionate about several issues, but helping veterans is definitely a priority.

🎖️Just one small example: when he stood up on the Senate floor and made this speech about Vietnam veterans and how they should have all the same benefits as vets from other wars.
💗Donnelly's very first bill—the bipartisan Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act—was a labor of love. Jacob was from Indiana and a National Guard member who tragically took his own life in 2009.…
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🎖️Supporting #veterans is high on Kyrsten Sinema’s list of priorities. Sinema is also from a military family: one brother is a Marine and the other is an active duty Sailor.

🎖️Sinema believes that taking care of active duty military and veterans is one of the “most important obligations we have as Americans. Every American who wears the uniform deserves our respect and full support, both on the battlefield and when he or she returns home.”
🏛️While serving Arizona’s 9th District in Congress, Sinema took on the local VA facility in Phoenix, AZ. She learned that approximately 40 Arizona veterans died while waiting for care on “secret” VA lists.…
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🎖️Claire McCaskill has done HUGE things for veterans.

👁️Take a look!

👨‍👩‍👧Most importantly, McCaskill @clairecmc is the daughter of a World War II veteran.
🔆Highlights are:
▶️Senior member of the Armed Services Committee
▶️Founding member of Senate Veteran Jobs Caucus, successfully championing new policies & resources to improve the life for our military heroes, helping eliminate unemployment and homelessness among veterans
▶️McCaskill helped launch Veterans’ Customer Satisfaction Program (VCSP), a confidential method for Missouri vets to give feedback on their local VA facility, has introduced legislation to build a network of more qualified/stable directors & other personnel at local facilities
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Under current law, military widows eligible for both SBP and DIC must forfeit a dollar of their SBP annuity for every dollar of DIC received from the VA. The offset often entirely wipes out the SBP annuity THAT THEY PAID FOR?

No other federal employee's surviving spouse is required to forfeit his or her federal annuity because military service caused their sponsor's death.
"The SBP-DIC offset became personal to me April 27, 2011 - the day Maj. David Brodeur was killed in Afghanistan when a rogue Afghan colonel entered an operations center in Kabul and summarily killed 10 individuals....
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I grew up in poverty. My parents were the working poor. They hated being on food stamps but they needed them to feed me and my younger sister. My parents bought hamburger, potatoes, some vegetables, and grew a few that they could in their garden. My mother cooked our meals. 1/
2/. These food boxes are a terrible idea, IMO. Someone or several people at the top and probably Trump will profit off of this program and it's a further way to stigmatize and punish the poor for being poor. Also poor people know how to stretch money better than any politician.
3/ It's unnecessary. Poor people but the things they need at the grocery store and are perfectly capable of continuing to do so. There isn't a problem with food stamps. Trump, his administration and the Republicans hate the poor. As I was poor and then worked with people who
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