Carey Martell

Musings on YouTube, SEO and Social Media

The Consequences of Poor Civics Education in America

“I must have dreamed a thousand dreams Been haunted by a million screams But I can hear the marching feet They’re moving into the street Now, did you read the news today? They say the danger has gone away But I can see the fire’s still alight They’re burning into the night There’s too many men, too many people Making too many problems And there’s not much love to go around Can’t you see this is the land of confusion?“

How to Stay Motivated as the World Burns Around You

Welcome to 2020, where nothing seems to go right. The year was starting out pretty good. I was super excited. We were going to pitch at some events at SXSW and get into conferences. And then we all know what happened. Now the world is crazy. It can be easy to sink into a depression about the current state of the world, but it’s helpful for me at least to remember where I have been before so that I know

Veterans Choice Program Is a Fraud

I have written this article to make it easier for the Congressmen, Patient Advocacy Department and everyone else I submit my complaint to learn what transpired today and how broken the Veterans Choice Program is. Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 was enacted to help resolve issues with the poor quality of care that Veterans receive at VA hospitals, where it becomes nearly impossible to even see a doctor. Unfortunately the program which the

How Winning is Done

 (This is a copy of a Facebook post I wrote a few nights ago when I was semi-drunk. After reflection I stand by what semi-drunk me said.) I was reading this article. They say that Millennials are going to be “the next great generation”. They are wrong. It’s not going to be just anyone born after 1980; it’s going to primarily be the ones who have military service & actually took something away from it. A lot of my age

To: Department of Veteran’s Affairs VR&E Officer Kelly Shupak

I must say I am impressed by the lengths that you and others at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Houston Regional Offices Vocational Rehabilitation Services are going to deny me, a 70% Disabled Veteran, his rights. Your efforts go far above and beyond what is typically expected of a VA employee. In addition to the usual derelict of duty expected of everyone, you have now made false statements to not only a member of Congress but now a Senator in

The San Antonio VA Vocational Rehab Counselors are Violating My Rights

Today I received the following letter from my Vocational Rehabilitation counselor, Scott G. Alexander, telling me that he is going to remove me from the Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Program: Now that it has come to this I have no choice but to go public in the hopes that, like with the VA backlog crisis, the shame of it will finally force the VA to do what it should have done to begin with: its job. I doubt I’m the

The Department of Veteran Affairs Betrays Vets Like Me

I hate talking about my weaknesses. I like to focus on what I can change, and the future. I hate dwelling on the things I can do little to nothing about. It’s impossible to talk about my disabilities without feeling just a little bit helpless, and I absolutely despise both the pity and ridicule talking about such things brings; people either feel sorry for you, or think it’s a weapon to be used to knock you down. But I need

This is the beginning of the blog

It’s been almost six months since we launched our internet television network, so in the interest of becoming more transparent about how we run and what direction we are heading, I thought it was time to start running a personal blog. I’m no stranger to blogging, as I have maintained a few over the years, but I’ve never made any kind of personal diary blog. Let me bring you up to speed on how things have gone: I started watching