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Stimulus, Business and Funding

Posted by James Jett on March 10, 2009


We were funded by an associate. The operation costs were billed and paid each month. When the economy went bad, we were told that we had to get a bridge loan, they could no longer afford the payments. With a $1.5 million bridge loan, we can complete the work necessary to get the information to the Investment Bankers so they can market the stocks and bonds and provide the operation capital and pay the balance on the land. The employees are not working because we cannot pay them! Two are working with the promise that we are going to secure funds for expenses and salaries.

As I read this legislation about the Stimulus funds, it seems a business short on operation funds like ours will fall through the cracks! We have $2 billion account we are well into securing commitments for the architect to design the buildings. Tiger Wood is considering designing  the golf courses. The project is out of country, but seven workers are in the US and one is in the UK. The other project is here in the United States, a Native American casino and education Center.

I called SBA and she could not give me the person I could meet within my area because my phone area code is not listed! “She said.” I ask the person that order the phone and he said “it is because I have a New York area code,” I have no problem using the phone so I was not aware that (646) is an NY area code. I registered on line, and email it to the SBA, I will follow up next week! If you are seeking funds via federal, state, county and other local government entities, here is where I started: first I went on line and completed everything I could for federal funds, grants and other benefits. Next, I contact the state, and apply for the right to bid on set-asides and funds ear marked for small businesses, and in my case the states ask me what county I was in and gave the number to call so I could apply for funds to keep the business going until we can complete our funding efforts.

Will I post my progress in this effort? Yes. Will I give the governmental agency that funds our business efforts? Yes. Why? Because that is what we do, we work hard daily to get businesses up and running because I believe: A Small American Business is The Only American Business!

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Medical Records, Benefits:Hard to Get!

Posted by James Jett on June 7, 2008


Two days ago the electricity shut down blanketing the North East area of Ohio. Power was off for at least five hours and was back on at 2.27pm as promised. Neighbors on this street, including me, first surmised it was just the house where they lived.  With both a Desktop and a Laptop computer, I was not able to get on the internet. I could not go on line and look up information, nor could I look for information about Record Retention and stored medical records from decease doctors and hospitals and clinics that have long since closed their doors.

With no place to look I made a list of offices to call and ask them who I should talk with to find the medical records that the VA or Veterans Administration asked me to submit to support my claims. First, I wanted  to go to the Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland OH because there I would find the VSO or Veterans Service Office offices that deal with this problem every day.  When I got started on this quest for medical records today, I decided to call the Ohio Medical Board and went to the web site to get a name or number and contact someone about records retention and medical records’ storage. On that site I did not see a number to call so I move to the site of the Attorney General of Ohio where I found a number, dial it and talked to a lady she said the Ohio Medical Board would be my best bet, that is when I knew I should go to the Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio and talk with some VSO officers, a person that deals with these problems daily.  There I will get help with my problem. My concern now, what if I fail to locate the records, will my claims be denied for like of support? Where do I go from here, I will ask for the answers to this question Monday?

Yesterday I called the Department of Veterans Affairs to make sure I am represented by The American Legion as my Clamant’s Representative, at first she said it is not on the screen, but later it appeared on the screen. In the conversation she stated with emphasis that it takes from six months to a year to get your pension or compensation started and that’s from the time it is received in that office. Which do not include the time it takes to receive it and get it in the hands of the responsible person? Now I understand why it takes up to twenty-four months (some times more) for some veterans to receive any benefits. Then I told her that my claims were processed by The Tiger Team and she said “I am noting that on here now, they are working on your claim!”Another point, the VA tells you that you can receive Compensation or a Pension, but not both at the same time. You will receive the one that pays more to the veteran, but I told her that I had to make sure I am qualified for both, or that in my case is not true. Further more, if you are receiving a pension you have no way of knowing how much you will receive in Compensation unil you are Rated by the Rating Board, only then they know which will pay the most. My point, make sure you are claiming everything you are qualified for so you can be paid the highs benefits of the two plans.

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A judge is banding: WordPress.com?

Posted by James Jett on April 18, 2008


These countries and special interest groups seem to be willing to use a broad brush to correct or stop things they consider to be offensive or illegal, but call it unfair when the same rules are used to judge or correct their action or statements. Actions that endanger the life of citizens in this country when goods are shipped here that contain lead in the finished product or foods that have harmful substance in it because the people preparing it had little regards for our health and well being.
For instance, I am told that I cannot send email to China if I want to converse with one of the residents about the trafficking in body parts where the body parts come from a person in that country that is still alive and are not ready to die! In many countries I cannot assemble a group of willing people in a park and discuss the removal of the present elected officials from office without having someone question my right to do it, or tell me the penalty if I fail to stop. The fact that I have done it many times, for many years in this country means nothing to the people in other counties that is determine to diner rights and freedoms to the people living in those countries.
Because I am aware of the things listed above, I am not shocked, when I read in Lorelle’s Blog that WordPress.com is or will be banded by a judge in Brazil because one person published something that the officials object to, or is offended by a nude picture published in someone blog! Well, I will never tell another country how to enforce its laws as long as those laws pertain to the citizens in that country. However, if the enforcement of those laws attempts to cut off or shut down my rights or freedoms I will take action base on my rights as a citizen in the United States of America, be it boycotting your products imported to my country, find another country to vacation in, and open a dialog with you about justice and punishment. All ways leaving the meeting with the promise that I will never remain silent if speaking will help and I will always act when action is required. Within the last weeks, Charleston Heston, one of the best actors I have seen, died. And I will paraphrase him here, when he said he was “quoting a die white man.” I will do the same by paraphrasing Patrick Henry “give me liberty, or give me death”

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Responding to: Rating Board!

Posted by James Jett on March 30, 2008


The last month has been spent working on a response to the report from the Rating Board at the Tiger Team, a VA Special Processing Unit localed in Cleveland,OH in the Department of Veterans Affairs. When I called the local VA Office here in New Jersey they told me that the Tiger Team was established because “you are so old,” you; meaning the Korean Veterans, so they could speed up the effort to determine the qualification of the claims submitted by the Veterans. He said that this special unit has cut waiting time from over a year, down to less than six months. I received my Rating within four months from the mailing date with mixed results. First the good news is they refer to my Army medical records as if they have truly found a copy and can now compare the treatment I received on the Front Lines in Korea with doctors visits and treatment I have received since the date of my discharge. The denied claim made in 1954 is now reopened because the last eyes examination show that I have the problem with my eyes that I was evacuated for, but the evident submitted to date fail to show that it is service connected. That made no sense to me until I discovered that all the list of doctors that provide eye care and treatment was not contacted when I first applied for Compensation in April 2006. Once those doctor reports are in coupled with my medical records and the visit to the VA doctors (I was checked by five doctors) in East Orange, NJ on the 24th March 2008, or this week, my claim will receive more support.

Looking back to 1954, at age 24, I was very young, but far from being consider an unwise fool by any means. Therefore every time I went to see a doctor about any health condition I would tell them about my stay in the hospital in Youngdung po, Korea and returning to combat with the ointment for my eyes and going on night raids while using the ointment doing the day. All the doctors that treated me for problems with my eyes in the last 20 years were listed on VA Form 21-526 yet no one at the VA contacted them for the information from my medical records. This is a bad case of one department thinking that the other department completed all work required on that application. If that is the case why didn’t they ask for the files from the other department?

Remember, my reason for filing a claim for Compensation is to be classified as a combat related disabled veteran. When I called the VA or Veteran Administrations’ 800 number and talked to the person answering the phone he told me “You will be a disabled veteran even if you are paid 0 percent.” Later I talked with the local VA office and he told me that I needed to be classified as 10 percent disable to qualify for Disable Status for Government contracts. With this classification I will be eligible for support in obtaining contracts with the VA and companies during business with the Federal Government. So if it is decided that the Government owes me money that will be a bonus. It is clear to me now that nothing is going to happen, unless I stay focused on my goals, to make sure the doctors, hospitals and clinics send the files that related to the treatments we are concern about. And I can assure you that your efforts will be the same or worst! You are the only one concern about the benefits and the treatment provided in your health care. Just keep that in mind as you shepherd this procedure to a conclusion that benefit you and your love ones.

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Completed Apps: in the hands of Rating Board

Posted by James Jett on January 3, 2008


My application for Compensation, Pension and Disability is in the hands of the Rating Board. The Tiger Team said that all the medical reports are in and was forwarded with the applications. While I wait, I keep considering the things that could delay the process, like a letter to my home address telling me to go and get a physical on that part of my body that sustained an injury or a wound doing my service in the military. Since I am out of town and no one is home the letter would stay in the Post Office until I returned, so I called and told them my new phone number and will give them this address if needed. Hopefully the exams I took when in the hospital will answer any questions about the ailments we are concern with, in this rating.

The good news, even if I am rated zero disability as far as compensation is concern I will still be a disabled veteran and can apply for any benefit in a business operation that any other vet. Qualify for, if all other requirements are met. This was confirmed in a phone talk when I call the toll-free line to the Veterans Administration or VA and told the person answering the phone that I wanted to register as a disabled veteran so I could get help with contracts for the business that I will become the owner of 51 percent. And he said you cannot declare yourself disabled the VA has to do that, so just wait until they have finished the rating. Well I find that easy to do because one thing about the Tiger Team they don’t foot-drag or half-step when they work on an application. He (the man on the phone) said that the Tiger Team sometime have a turn-around-time less than sixty days. When the average application take from six months to a year.

Now that I have all the benefits applied for I will make sure we have the proper business model for the services we provide and the markets we will pursue. To accomplish this, I am answer question on the software program then I will give it to a lawyer to review and make sure it will travel from state to state. The forms that I completed and the sources for the information to complete them will be posted on Veterans: Business, Benefits and Burial, in detail so you will be working from a correct and completed application. I will include every step I took to avoid delays and to try and prove that I should be awarded the benefits I applied for because the proof is in the submitted forms.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2008

Posted by James Jett on January 1, 2008


First I want to wish you a happy new year and I mean all year long!

Last year I used the twelve months reading and observing the things that are good about this country and the things that should be improved or changed. This year I will spend all year making an effort to effect those changes, starting with me.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Posted by James Jett on December 25, 2007


I hope you and your love ones are having a happy, safe and enjoyable Christmas!MERRY CHRISTMAS

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No Password Required To Read Post!

Posted by James Jett on November 26, 2007


They are reporting here that the post Earned Revenue: Not Prostituting requires a password, well I checked and it did, but it shouldn’t because no posts on any of my Blogs require a password. In the future some material may require a password, but for now all is required of the reader is that you quote me correctly and make sure you give credit to the Author of that post, and to the Blog it’s posted in. Other than that, you are free to make use of any facts or procedures you read about in the posts. And there are no limits to the number of time that you visit any of the Blogs. If you encounter a problem accessing any posts on these Blogs please let me know and I will correct it immediately!

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Thanksgiving Day: 2007

Posted by James Jett on November 22, 2007


Well another Thanksgiving day is here and I hope everyone enjoys Family, Friends and food. I am thankful for all the people working to keep us safe and get us to our destinations and back home safely. I am thankful for the thing that is going right in my family, but I am also thankful for the things that are going wrong in my life, because when I correct them I will again enjoy another victory!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day!

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Business Contracts and HUB Zones

Posted by James Jett on November 22, 2007


Next Monday I will have been in New Jersey for a week, collecting phone numbers and addresses of the people and organizations I need to talk with about the business plans I have to expand and promote our businesses in the area. Our focus, presently, is on aiding other businesses and governments, manages and invests funds and, when needed, secure additional capital. We will talk to the VA or Veterans Administrations, VSO or Veterans Service Organizations and other groups and individuals that can provide information and support for our efforts.

I spent a day reviewing local HUB Zones or Historically Underutilized Business Zone and determined that our present office is not located in a HUB Zone. We can qualify if we employ most of the workers from a HUB Zone or we could be sub- contract, joint venture and other working agreement with a company or companies located in a HUB Zone. Tomorrow I will contact the VA and a VSO to see what information is available from them. Another site I am studying is the Federal Business Opportunity site where they give some very good examines on set-asides and other ways a company can qualify for governmental contracts.

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