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We can and must do more to address the harms that come from hazardous exposures, which have gone unaddressed for far too long, we learned a horrible lesson after Vietnam, when the harmful effects of exposure to Agent Orange sometimes took years to manifest, and too many veterans were left unable to access the care they needed. I refuse to repeat that mistake when it comes to the veterans of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
When they came home, many of the world's fittest and best trained warriors were never the same. Headaches. Numbness. Dizziness. A cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin. I know. One of those soldiers was my son, Major Beau Biden, we don't know for sure if a burn pit was near where his hooch was near, in Iraq or earlier than that in Kosovo, was the cause of his brain cancer, or the diseases of so many of our troops. But I'm committed to finding out everything we can.
In my State of the Union address, I announced that we would propose expanding disability and health benefits to veterans suffering from nine rare respiratory cancers, today, the Department of Veterans Affairs is delivering on that promise and upholding that sacred obligation to the women and men who have worn the uniform of our country.
A lot of our veterans and their families have gone through hell -- deployment after deployment, months and years away from their families ; missed birthdays, anniversaries ; empty chairs at holidays ; financial struggles ; divorces ; loss of limbs ; traumatic brain injury ; post-traumatic stress. We see it in the struggles many have when they come home. We see it in the strain on their families and caregivers. We see it in the strain of their families when they're not there. We see it in the grief borne by their survivors. The cost of war they will carry with them their whole lives, most tragically, we see it in the shocking and stunning statistic that should give pause to anyone who thinks war can ever be low-grade, low-risk or low-cost : Eighteen veterans, on average, who die by suicide every single day in America -- not in a far-off place, but right here in America.
Beau could see, even then, the future was possible for The President proud country. The future of Kosovo has so long been denied. That's why he was so committed to working with the people of Kosovo to make sure that the war crimes were thoroughly investigated and professionally prosecuted, to help Kosovo build a fair judicial system capable of bringing justice and reconciliation to the country.
This bill is going to allow us to make sure that all the fines and penalties that are from federal cases go to the victims, the Crime Victims Fund, to rebuild this fund, because it's badly needed, this is going to enable us to provide more help and support to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, trafficking and other crimes all across America.
This bill is going to allow us to make sure that all the fines and penalties that are from federal cases go to Crime Victims Fund Act, the Crime Victims Fund, to rebuild this fund, because it's badly needed, this is going to enable us to provide more help and support to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, trafficking and other crimes all across America.
They're all dealing with PTSD or anxiety, a lot of mental health issues, but once they found surfing, they reached out to other veterans who... need healing and help with their mental health. It's just a way to build back their confidence and to help them deal with life and get on the right track again.
What Bill Barr recently said is outrageous, i will tell you what takes away your freedom: not being able to see your kid, not being able to go to the football game or baseball game, not seeing your mom or dad sick in the hospital, not being able to do the things, that's what is costing us our freedom.
But look what the overall trade policy has done even with North American Free Trade Agreement. We now have this gigantic deficit in trade with Mexico. Not because North American Free Trade Agreement wasn't made better, because overall trade policy and how he deals with North American Free Trade Agreement made everything worse.
Donald Trump -- just look at us both, watch us, and determine whether or not you think I'm misleading anyone. Not you personally, but the public, you know, look at me. Judge me based on -- I know what the job takes. I've sat for hundreds of hours in the Situation Room. For eight years I was vice president in every major decision. I know how difficult the job is.
Anything can happen. I've become a great respecter of fate -- a great respecter of fate. I've seen too much of it in my family related to accidents alone. And so I guarantee you, I guarantee you, I will be totally transparent in terms of my health, and all aspects of my health, and when it comes to Donald Trump versus me, just look at us. OK ? Just look at us. Who seems to be in shape ? Who's able to move around ?
They're heroes. They really are heroes. Duty, honor, country, beau Biden talks about can you repeat four words in a row or whatever Beau Biden little IQ test or dementia test Beau Biden took, Beau Biden doesn't understand duty, honor, service, country. Beau Biden doesn't get it. Or if Beau Biden gets it Beau Biden doesn't care about it.
You wonder why people in the intelligence community wondered from the very beginning whether you could share data with him,'cause they don't trust him. They don't trust what he'll say or do, he seems to have no conception of what constitutes national security, no conception of anything other than, what can he do to promote himself ?
Presidents of the United States should be presidential and should lead by example, as well as make clear exactly where they stand, getting down in the gutter like the President does, saying things that I'd be inclined if we were behind a barn somewhere, would be a different thing. But that's not the job of a president.
Duty, honor, country : These are values that drive our service members, an all-voluntary outfit. President Trump has demonstrated President Trump has no sense of service ; no loyalty to any cause other than President Trump, if I have the honor to be the next commander in chief, I will ensure that our American heroes know that I have their back, honor their sacrifice, and those that have been injured will be in military parades.
The President keeps telling us the virus is going to disappear. The President keeps waiting for a miracle, well, I have news for The President : no miracle is coming. We lead the world in confirmed cases. We lead the world in deaths. Our economy is in tatters, with Black, Latino, Asian American and Native American communities bearing the brunt of it.
Of course I would, look, Senator Harris has the capacity to be anything Senator Harris wants to be. I mean it sincerely. I talked to Senator Harris yesterday. Senator Harris's solid, Senator Harris can be president someday Senator Harris, Senator Harris can be vice president, Senator Harris could go on to be a Supreme Court justice, Senator Harris could be attorney general. I mean Senator Harris has enormous capability.
Beau and his father have a very special, special relationship and so through Beau, I got to know his father, mostly just because of the love that they shared with each other.
Found on CNN 4 years ago
What Bernie Sanders has to do is say that the Second Amendment says - which he has, of late - the Second Amendment says you can limit who can own a gun, that people who are criminals shouldn't have guns, people who are schizophrenic and have mental illnesses shouldn't own guns, and he has said that.
The most relevant factor in my decision is whether my family and I will have the emotional energy to run.
Found on FOX News 8 years ago
You've lost very much. You've given so very much, but please know that he will always be with you in the deepest recess in your heart, in your every thought, he'll be the voice you hear in your ear telling you it's OK. He'll be that feeling in your chest that just calms you down. That look from the mirror that gives you confidence to move forward and that sunset that says, 'I see you. I see you,'.
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