Monthly Archives: August 2012

AFGE FED UP WITH THEIR OWN SYSTEM?

VA raters are a committed bunch of guys. They do not set out to 86 our claims. They have a set of rules and they are constrained to do their job within the narrow perimeters erected around them. This is … Continue reading

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FOOTLOCKER–M16 LEFTOVERS

When we went sightseeing up at the Plain Of Jars, we always took a bag of goodies. My favorite was an M-79 and the pilot liked his CAR-15 which was simply a shorty version of the M16. I had a … Continue reading

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HCV–THE CONUNDRUM OF DIFFERENT GENOTYPES

Every once in a while a new wrinkle shows up in the carpet. Member Donte writes of his latest predicament and vA’s response at the vARO level.  This took me aback for several minutes. I know how I would fight … Continue reading

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BVA DECISIONS UPDATE

Here’s the latest attempt by the IT gurus to shake something out. Nothing happened. Frankly the boys are stumped over at 810 Vermont Ave. NW. To add insult to injury, Vermont tried to get D.C. to change the street name … Continue reading

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VETERANS TODAY ARTICLE ON MILITARY EPA SUPERFUND SITES

And you thought Camp Lejeune was it? Read this, Kimosabe. Air Force Plant #4 (General Dynamics), Fort Worth TX Air Force Plant 85, Columbus OH Air Force Plant PJKS, Littleton CO American Lake Gardens/McChord AFB, Tacoma WA Andersen Air Force … Continue reading

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THE ABILITY TO HEAR A PIN DROP

Member Cal sends us this priceless piece of American aplomb. Often, when our great country is ostracized by lofty “enlightened” European thinkers, it is usually a Veteran who best offers the most poignant and sarcastic answer. The recent propensity of our elected officials … Continue reading

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FACEBOOK VIGNETTES

People post the darnedest things on my page. This being one.   Lord, do not let me grow too old.

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vA–ARE THEY RUNNING OUT OF CLAIMS TO ADJUDICATE?

Bob the Leagle Beagle (and member Emeritus) sends us this interesting tidbit with the rejoinder Because we(vA raters) have lots of time on our hands and are all caught up with our work. The meat of the email is thus. … Continue reading

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NASAL SPRAY FOR BENT BRAIN BOXES

Member Shawn of Michigan fame sends us what is unarguably a wonderful concept stolen from the Dristan/Afrin®  people. I don’t mean to imply Shawn purloined it but that the idea of nasal ingestion of drugs seems faster than the oral/stomach … Continue reading

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CUE– A “RARE” ERROR?

Every time we read about CUE, we are led to understand that it hardly ever happens. If it did, then it was an aberration and one that any rater might have made given the circumstances. In short, it’s so rare that it … Continue reading

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