Losing Tim

Ten Years Ago Today We lost Tim Eysselinck to PTSD, to RONCO, to the Iraq War, to the lies. The lies continue to this day despite having been made boldly public. Due to the corporate takeover at every level of our government the Government Contract Companies and the DBA Insurance Companies … Continue reading

2 American Civilian Contractors Killed in Afghanistan

CNN February 11, 2014 http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/11/world/asia/afghanistan-contractors-killed/ Two civilian contractors killed in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan earlier this week were Americans, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul said Tuesday. The contractors were working with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force when they died Monday. The attack was a suicide car bombing targeting … Continue reading

Proposed Defense Base Act changes included in 2014 Budget Proposal

From Robert Ceniceros   at   Business Insurance April 11, 2013 Proposed Defense Base Act changes The president’s proposal also would replace the current Defense Base Act program with a governmentwide benefit fund that would bill individual federal agencies for their workers comp insurance costs. The DBA provides benefits for contract … Continue reading

Santa Garcia Ramirez, Civilian Contractor, Awarded Defense of Freedom Medal Posthumously

by Nick Blakeman at Washington Technology Another contractor who was killed while working in Afghanistan has joined the ranks of those honored with a Defense of Freedom medal. Earlier this month, Soriah Prokopich, the daughter of Santa Gracia Ramirez, a Pacific Architects and Engineers employee, was presented the medal honoring … Continue reading

At Least 1,596 Civilian Contractor Deaths in Iraq

In case anyone cares Civilian Contractors account for a huge human toll as a result of the Iraq War. There have been at least 1,596  Civllian Contractor Deaths in Iraq There have been at least  46,531 Civilian Contractor Injuries in Iraq At least  533 Civilian Contractors serving in Iraq are … Continue reading

Blown up in Iraq Eight Years Ago Today, Still getting Screwed Over by CNA

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 7, 2011 DBA CNA Anniversary July 7, 2003 At the risk of sounding repetitious: Merlin Clark Blown up in Iraq Eight Years Ago Today Still getting screwed over by CNA

How the Defense Base Act became defanged: The Seventh Circle of Bureaucratic Hell

Congress passed the Defense Base Act to protect workers and their families. The rulemakers wrote the rules to protect the insurance companies and the contract companies. “Laws that we thought we had essentially don’t exist. They may be on the books, but they don’t change your life or mine.” From … Continue reading

Army Vet Battling Private Insurer for Coverage She Feels is Due

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 13, 2011 “The American Psychiatric Association has a very specific and rigid stance against psychiatrists rendering diagnoses on patients they have not examined.” Injured as contractor in Afghanistan but denied specialized therapy at home Kevin Graman The Spokesman Review  June 13, 2011 A highly trained … Continue reading

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