Is America Letting PTSD Kill Our Troops?

Is America letting PTSD kill our troops? We’ll let you be the judge of that.

Roughly one quarter of 9/11 veterans are diagnosed with PTSD, and there are many more who have yet to be diagnosed. Each day, 22 U.S. Veterans will kill themselves, which is one every 65 minutes.

Many of these problems could be addressed by providing these veterans with the benefits they deserve. However, due to a myriad of reasons, these veterans are going without their much-needed VA benefits, leading to tragic consequences.

It’s time to fight for our heroes’ benefits, after all, they fought for you.

Understanding’s Rocky Rollout

Galorath Inc. (the SEER Cost, Schedule, Risk Model Developers) watched the rollout difficulties, the outcries and finger pointing and decided to take a more analytical look. While it is easy to throw stones at stakeholders, this was a huge IT project and there were bound to be challenges. Could it have gone better? Sure. Were there adequate resources? Seems so. Should testing and quality assurance been more rigorous? Yes, but there didn’t appear to be adequate time. Were the requirements firmed up in advance? That could have been a significant contributor.

Facts About Food Stamps

Politicians are lying to you. Food stamps are not evil. They nourish the nation. Hunger exists in American. Although it may be hard to imagine, given that we live in such a prosperous nation, there are many Americans who are suffering from hunger. According to Feeding America, one in six Americans do not have adequate access to food. This statistic includes 17 million children.

Five Things The Government Has Done Right

While the United States government receives a lot of criticism for their seeming inability to accomplish anything, they do have bragging rights on a few things. The government has encouraged and even funded a few projects over the years that have pushed America further than most other nations. Funding new systems of communication, creating interstate travel and promoting public health programs are all ways in which the government has gotten it right.
In this infographic, takes a look at five ways in which the government has successfully worked to promote the public good.

One Nation Under Gov

The U.S. educational system isn’t perfect. In fact, we’re far from being identified with perfection in any form. When you analyze the track records of educational systems in other developed nations across the world (such as Finland and Canada), it becomes obvious that the U.S. desperately needs to make some major improvements in the quality of education.

This infographic identifies many of the key deficiencies that have been found within the U.S. educational system and illuminates possible solutions to these problems that are currently being considered by our Government. Enjoy!