Summer in Sumter SC

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list - CNN.com

A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list - CNN.com



"... At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list.


The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources..."

House Speaker Reveals Little about ‘Legislative’ Expenses | The Nerve

Why is 
S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell 
fighting so hard to keep you in the dark about his activities? 

"...Contacted this week by The Nerve, Jay Bender, the attorney for the South Carolina Press Association, questioned whether the Ethics Committee could claim that exemption, noting the committee would be in the position of investigating Harrell if Manning decides to transfer the case from the state grand jury.

“The attorney-client argument seems specious at best and corrupt at worst,” Bender said. “It implies … that this committee is saying it is the attorney for Bobby Harrell.”

The Nerve, through the Policy Council, is an associate member of the Press Association.

Crangle, of Common Cause, echoed Bender’s concerns.

“If you had a criminal defense lawyer and at the same time he could sit on the bench and decide your case, then there would be no homicide convictions,” Crangle said..."


House Speaker Reveals Little about ‘Legislative’ Expenses | The Nerve

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

S.C. Taxpayer Tab for ‘Army Wives’: $37 Million-Plus | The Nerve

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Ex-con and "...former state official – ex-S.C. Treasurer Thomas Ravenel – is a regular cast member on the current reality cable television show, “Southern Charm,” which began airing this year on the Bravo TV channel..." 



"...Ravenel, 51, and fellow "Southern Charm" cast member Kathryn Dennis, 22, are the parents of a baby girl born March 24, according to media reports. The first season's last episode is scheduled to air tonight at 10..." Link Source



S.C. Taxpayer Tab for ‘Army Wives’: $37 Million-Plus | The Nerve