Monthly Archives: September 2011

What Makes VA Raters Tick?

I had the opportunity to roam around inside a VA rater’s noggin recently. I say this in the figurative sense of course. As their thought processes are so jaded, it was difficult getting through it but I have much to … Continue reading

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VA Employee Of The Month–August 2011

 VA’s employee of the month at VAMC American Lake, Washington is Edna. Or is it Ethel? I thought it was Maria several weeks ago. I put in my right hearing aid and then discovered next visit it was Edna. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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The waiting game

I find it incongruous to be in the position of waiting for the BVA to make a decision on my claim. I have counseled many other Vets to be patient as the process is interminable. All the tired cliches such … Continue reading

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The 8%ers Club

I went to a wedding this last weekend.  People should be required to do this once a year. It restores hope in our lives and is good food for the soul.  I had to forego the adult beverages due to the sorry … Continue reading

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Failure to Interact.

 It has been brought to the attention of the Court that the BVA and their bastard offspring, the VAROs, have a rather nasty habit of informing you of your denial without allowing you at some point to inject new lay … Continue reading

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Who said this?

 I found this very interesting and more so now that we are winding down our affairs in Southwest Asia, or will be doing so soon.      ” The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in … Continue reading

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Most excellent news from the CAVC

President Obama recently announced the nomination of Meg Bartley and Gloria Shelton for two of the three vacant seats at the CAVC. These positions have been vacant for over a year and it was high time he got around to … Continue reading

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