Monthly Archives: July 2012

JANUARY 2013 SEQUESTRATION TO IMPACT VA

As usual, those chuckleheads in DC have had a few too many martinis at lunch before the afternoon vote. They wanted to immunize vA spending against what was going to happen but somebody forgot to write it in. Shit happens. … Continue reading

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MORE BIG BROTHER AT THE VA

Just when we thought we’d heard it all about spying on 80 year old VAMC patients, out comes this tidbit spotted by Bodacious Bob, our FAC spotter in the Northeast. It shows the lengths vA is willing to go to … Continue reading

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VAMCs–RATIONED CARE?

Something is amiss at the VAMCs. I’m sure there are those of you who use the VA for all your medical care. I’m not sure if you have noticed, but there is a subtle form of rationing afoot. It’s not … Continue reading

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THE CARE AND FEEDING OF CARROTS

Cupcake comes from the farmer side of the family. I was, and try to be, the hunter and fisher of vertebrates. Learning the science of farming and language of moisture feeders is C3PO crap. Like any ex-military male, I assume it … Continue reading

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Military Sexual Trauma

ASKNOD forwarded a recent article from another member to me for comment.   The article, by Jamie Goldberg, is entitled Military sexual assault victims’ PTSD claims are neglected, a House panel told.  After doing some research, I learned that there is an … Continue reading

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Smile: Big Brother is watching you

Many of us have heard of “Candid Camera”, where they play practical jokes on people, and then, with their permission, the video tape is aired on TV. Well, the VA also has their “Candid Cameras”.   I wonder WHAT they … Continue reading

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MEET YOUR NEW FRIENDS AT THE VETERANS SERVICE CENTER

I love it when government puts catchy, happy phrases or names to things in hopes a new coat of paint will hide the rust. This is pretty much what happened at VAROs across the country in the late 90s. In order to get in … Continue reading

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