Thursday, August 25, 2011

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans - Crime in progress part 7

The widow finally gets her due.

Finally after giving this person plenty of changes, I am happy to report that Annette, aka the "black widow" of Rankin 3, has finally gotten her just deserts by being given 10 days out.

Annette, a female veteran, has a severe drinking problem, a man hating attitude, and a big mouth that loves to cuss up a storm when shes been drinking.

Annette hates authority. Over the last year she has had numerous altercations with volunteer groups and individual volunteers. She has been banned from several volunteer bingo's, and yet despite her cussing out people, yelling threats to them, she never got any time out. She always claims it is racist based, and that people pick on her because she is black. - BULL CRAP!

Well, this last time she was again drunk. Got into an altercation with some volunteers who came in to give us a picnic and cussed them out too. She again claimed racism. But this time she also came back to Rankin and starting trying to start fights with any one she could find. She was yelling that the "men were weak" here. Yet when she needed a friend, she went to another guy's room, and talked to Wayne, a white guy. If men are weak, why did she need Wayne? Wayne knew what was going on and didn't want anything to do with it.

8 altercations in the last 9 months without any time outs. If it had been a guy, like Ronnie G., for example, he would have been kicked out immediately (and he was). He got 3 strikes and is now banned from here. She has had 8 strikes before they gave her any time outs.

And now she is gone for a 10 day period and I must say, Rankin 2 and 3 is again, nice and quiet, the way it should be. I just hope it isn't too long before they get rid of her completely.

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans - Crime in progress part 6

Well, today's posting from the Rumor mill.

It has been told to me, by several members here, that a man named Albert, from Rankin 2, had 5,000 dollars stolen from him by the home, and that he got angry and told them he was moving out. These same people told me that the Home told Albert he could not leave, and he told them to watch him go, and he was out that very day. Since then I have been told by 3 others, that Albert has obtained the services of 2 very well known attorneys, and will be suing GRH4V for damages, AND he wants at least one of the people involved, to be fired and/or put in jail.

Also from the Rumor mill, Sara Dunn, the acting director has been written up for dressing unprofessionally. I.E. Wearing short skirts, so that her thong is seen when she bends over.

The girlfriend of one of Rankin 3's counselors, ( I think she is a nutritionist) should also be written up for dressing unprofessionally. She wears flip flops, the kind you wear in a shower, to work. This is not the proper dress attire for a state worker in a medical facility.

Also, the Ranking 3 Counselor Dwight and his girlfriend (mentioned above) have BOTH been caught taking tomatoes out of the members garden area. If that area is for members, then what are they doing picking fruits and taking them? What else have they taken from members, for which they have no business doing?

Fact: The problem with the Sloppy Joe sandwiches served at meals, got fixed, then the Bell View Geniuses screwed it up again. The got rid of the finely ground beef that had the consistency of baby food, and replaced it with something more to the style that should be used in Sloppy Joes. Then the idiots added Pinto Beans to the mix. When asked about it, Renee, the main nutrition person, said " well that's the way we do it now". People are again rejecting the Sloppy Joes.

Also, the same idiots decided to try to make the Sour Kraut go a little further. More than a dozen members came up to me and told me that their Sour Kraut was 3/4ths ONIONS! Mine was the same way, but I thought it was just a badly mixed batch of it. No, it now appears the home is trying to stretch the food budget by making cuts and using a lot of useless "filler" items that are changing the very food item itself.

They already use too much tomato based stuff. Now this.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is STEALING from veterans.

You think the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans,(GRH4V), is here to help Veterans? Guess again.

Caught in the act: Proof the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is STEALING from Veterans.

Let me introduce you to Fred. Fred is a 62 Year old Vietnam War veteran, with 2 purple hearts, and a Bronze star, Army accommodation medal, Republic of Vietnam service medal given by the people of Vietnam which is given directly to specific solders, Good conduct medal, and 2 overseas bars amongst other honors.

Fred is at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, (located in the northern part of of the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan,) because of his exposure to Agent Orange. Recently, Fred's dad working thru the Senate, managed to get some benefits for Fred, that was owed to him for the last 15 years. Fred got a big check for something like 90 thousand dollars, and Fred celebrated by spending about 1,000 of it, on instant lottery tickets and giving them out to friends. He did not spend 5 grand, 10 grand, only about 1, which is what 1/2, or half of his monthly disability check is.

The home got angry with him and decided he cannot do that. WHY? Who are they to tell him what he can or cannot do with his money? The money belongs to Fred, not the home. But THEY think it belongs to them. They put a freeze on his bank account and would not let him take out any of his money without their permission. (The bank here is not a real bank, I don't know what the heck it really is, but I do know that it is some how connected with Chemical Bank in Walker, Michigan). The bank is only open 2 hours a day, and does not have checking or any other basic bank service.

Now this is Fred’s money. Who are theses thieves to tell him how much if any of his money, he can take out of his account? And he is not the only one they are controlling in this manner. Another fellow, by the name of Bill, is allowed 1 dollar a day. Bill can't even pay his monthly cell phone bill because of their illegal, criminal control of his money.

Fred spent less than 1,000 of his own money on lottery tickets. Fred's monthly disability check is over 2,000 dollars. So Fred spent less than HALF of his already established benefit check.

Well today the criminals at GRH4V broke the final straw with Fred. Today Fred was served with papers, calling him to court. The home is trying to get him declared incompetent to be his own guardian, and to allow them to control his money. This is nothing short of using the system to steal Fred’s money. And it is pissing off this fellow veteran and friend of Fred’s, and his other veteran friends who look after him. We do not take advantage of him. He wanted to celebrate so he gave us 3 scratches off tickets, out of the goodness of his heart. We would have refused any more, had he offered them.

Fred says he has more money than he can spend in the last days of his life, so he wants to have some fun. Who is Grand Rapids Home for Veterans to tell him he cannot? This is ENSLAVEMENT, or unlawful detainer.

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, has committed PERJURY to the court, claiming Fred spent excessively. How can that be when he spent less than half of his normal monthly benefit check? They also claim he is an alcoholic, and drinks a lot. Fred was stone cold sober when he gave us those lottery tickets. The claim does not identify who actually filed the complaint, but the attorney on the form is the one used by GRH4V.

They gave him 3 days till his hearing, and said he must meet with their court appointed temporary guardian. We his friends are getting him a lawyer to fight GRH4V. These thieves are stealing and cheating veterans every day, and it is high time we put an end to it. And we advised him NOT to talk to anyone of them, other than to tell them to talk to his attorney.

Fred is contacting an attorney to represent him. I pray the attorney sues the hell out of GRH4V, and wins Fred a multi-million dollar settlement.

Update October 2011. Fred went to court, and won. The judge told Fred he could do as he wished with his money, and go fishing when ever he wanted. The judge then asked Fred to step out of the court room and for 10 minuets had words with the lawyers who filed the claims against Fred. We do not know what he said, but since his return from court, this place has treated Fred very very nicely. We are waiting to find out what Freds own attorneys are going to do next.