Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Destruction, Sharing, and History Repeats Itself.

An explosion kills 4 children, and policemen. The children were gathered around U.S. troops visiting a U.S.-funded road project on Wednesday. One of the most heartbreaking things about war; attempting to do something positive only to see it destroyed along with human lives.

"The blast occurred at about 10 a.m., as children were heading home from school; many Afghan elementary schools work on three shifts a day, with the first beginning in the early morning. Children frequently cluster around troop contingents, excited by curiosity and the hopes of receiving small treats."

Build. Destroy. Kill. I'll never get it.

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs is announcing that it will begin a program with Kaiser-Permanente for electronic health records sharing.

Read the article at VetVoice.

Matthew Alexander recently visited Cambodia and talks about his experience at the former Tuol Sleng Prison (which has been converted into a Genocide Museum).


Blogger CI-Roller Dude said...

We only did what we could. We did our best, sometimes with not enough equipment, always without enough troops, always without knowing what we needed to know before...
But if we didn't do what we did, the assholes of the world would take over. As fucked up as it all seems, we did what we could do.

I know I wasn't there for my country, I was there to help my brothers and sisters and keep them alive.
For troops who worked for me I had one major rule: "No body gets fucking hurt or killed"

and I backed that up by leading from the front, and training my troops when they needed it---never relying on the crap training we got.

Be proud of what you did sister! You are a War Vet and you are one of us...
Now, have a great fucking twenty ten.

1/06/2010 08:48:00 PM  
Blogger Long-time RN said...

Read the VetVoice article on electronic health records. Great idea; hopefully providing improved access to data and LESS paperwork. We perform Inactive and Ready Reserve physicals, immunizations, audios, paps etc at our clinics. If this eliminates the 20+ pages of DoD paperwork which accompanies a single order for ONE tetanus injection, I'll be cheering for it to become widely instituted.

1/07/2010 08:32:00 PM  

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