A program specialist at the VA enrollment center in Atlanta says 34,000 veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan lost their eligibility for healthcare after the VA sat on their applications until they expired.

Off The Grid Everyone said these wars weren’t like Vietnam. They’re identical. When the veterans come home they’re forgotten about and cheated. We do all this “rah-rah” for our veterans at stadiums and thank them for their service. Yet, on the dark flip side they lose their benefits. Related Story Number of Veterans on Wait

On the day he was finally released from prison after murder charges were dropped, Alprentiss Nash vowed he would use his freedom studying to become a chef, learning about antique cars and traveling.

Brigida Santos Related Story Number of Veterans on Wait Lists Double One Year After VA Scandal The Chicago Tribune reports, the 40-year-old Nashhad been wrongfully convicted in 1995 for the murder a man named Leon Stroud based on witness testimony. Nash, who always maintained his innocence, was sentenced to 80 years in prison in 1997. According to the report,  He was released in August

The minimum wage in America is definitely too low for people to live off of, but can the government really fix a problem that should be handled by businesses?

Off The Grid The ongoing (and complicated) debate over the minimum wage in America hit a new high this month as good ol’ Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) hyped a national $15 minimum wage on the campaign trail.  Now other presidential candidates — from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump — have thrown in

A new Gallup poll showed that Pope Francis’ favorability rating among Americans has dropped to 59%, from 76% in February 2014. The apparent disenchantment follows an escalation in recent months in the Pope’s rhetoric against global capitalism. The Pope’s call to action on climate change has also proven awkward for Republican politicians who still question the science behind global warming.

Off The Grid It’s kind of interesting that they want a pope who goes along to get along. I love this guy. I think Pope Francis is the best pope we’ve had in my lifetime, without a doubt. He tells the truth. When you tell the truth in the United States, you aren’t looked upon

It’s time again to answer questions from you, my vigilant fans! Got a question for the Governor? Sound off at Ora.tv/OffTheGrid.

Off The Grid Yves Legault from Canada asks: Why can the government get away with illegal activities by declaring them top secret? Jesse Says: Related Story Jesse Ventura: We Should Destroy Every Nuclear Weapon on the Planet It’s because they set up the rules! Anything they do that’s illegal, all they need to do is

The New York Times published an article on William J. Lewinski, a psychologist who “studied police shootings” and reportedly charges $1,000 an hour to testify on behalf of police officers in criminal trials.

Off The Grid Dr. Lewinski runs a company called “Force Science Institute.”  He is credited, according to his website, with having “prevented some [police] officers from going to prison when they were wrongly accused of criminally using deadly force.”   One of these cases, according to the New York Times’ journalist Matt Apuzzo, was the shooting death

A Missouri grandfather who’s serving life in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses is still waiting for a chance at freedom months after Governor Nixon commuted the life without parole sentence.

Jen Hobbs In July, we reported on President Obama’s commutation of nonviolent drug offenders. What most people don’t know is that even after a sentence is commuted, the individual isn’t immediately set free. It can take months, sadly even years, for a person who shouldn’t even be in prison to be freed.  Unfortunately, this is the case

Current Saudi King Salman claims Israeli Mossad intelligence agency was responsible for 9/11

Off The Grid Former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia was interviewed on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS  where he claimed that current Saudi King Salman had told him that the Israeli Mossad intelligence agency was responsible for 9/11. “One of my first calls [after 9/11] was with then-governor of Riyadh, Prince Salman, who is now the king,” said US

The Obama administration unveiled a major climate change plan aimed at a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s coal-burning power plants.The “Clean Power Plan” is the final version of regulations by the EPA. Of course the GOP has vowed to fight it.

Off The Grid   It’s a known fact that the Earth is getting hotter. The more carbon there is in the air, the higher the temperatures are. That’s not negotiable. It’s a scientific fact in and of itself.  We’re now putting more carbon into the air than ever before. So, naturally, the temperatures have to go up. 

Shots were fired at Camp Shelby yesterday morning by an unknown shooter and it looks like the shooter, who is at large, has attempted to strike again.

Brigida Santos CNN reports that the military is on high alert at Camp Shelby in Mississippi, where an unidentified shooter fired gunshots in the air two days in a row. This morning’s shots were fired at 8 AM CT, about 24 hours after yesterday’s shooting. While no one was injured in either shooting, the shooter still remains at large.  Mississippi National