Monthly Archives: June 2013

STRAWBERRIES WITH DOWN’S SYNDROME

While picking strawberries this year, I’ve noticed some genetic throwbacks. Apparently the gene pool is a little shallow when you let the same plants fester and reproduce  for years  on end unsupervised with no mitigation. Our family strawberry tree is … Continue reading

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My HealtheVet and the VA Blue Button

Just a short note to report that today we checked out the Blue Button feature.  We were able to view more VA health information online today but not able to download the information because the system is overloaded.  With over … Continue reading

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JETGUNS APPROVED FOR ONE VACCINE ONLY.

Amazing. I had no idea they were approved for any. Of course, I also had no idea they are still trying to make them fly as a sanitary delivery system short of hog-tieing you like a calf at branding time … Continue reading

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Training slides from Purple Heart.org on Hearing loss

I came across a nice group of concise slides to share while researching Hensley v. Brown, 5  (1993).  But first, here is the definition of what is considered a current hearing disability.  38 CFR 3.385 – Disability due to impaired … Continue reading

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SILVER QUEEN UPDATE

We don’t hold a candle to the seminal Two Mules for Sister Sarah. As some of you may recall, member Leigh and her husband sent me corn to plant this year. Leigh is fighting VA for HCV SC and is … Continue reading

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VA BONUSES IN THE NEWS AGAIN

Mother always said you should never appear more than three times in print. Once when born. Once when married and lastly, once when put to rest. The one possible exception would be your Confirmation. It appears the former director of … Continue reading

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BVA–SPAGHETTI FILING

FROM THE EMERALD CITY VARO IN OZ, KANSAS If you throw enough flavors of Hep at the VA wall, something’s gotta stick, right?  Dorothy and Toto make the pilgrimage to DC in pursuit of this one.  She has hurled them … Continue reading

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FAST LETTER 13-13– REGARDING TDIU–READ AND HEED

Great. Now we are to be expected to don our Ben Casey outfits and decide which, of our numerous medical ailments, is the salient one that makes us TDIU. Huh? Twenty one years ago in 1992 Jovita Espiritu got the … Continue reading

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BVA– TIME TO SHOOT THE EXAMINERS AND GRANT THE CLAIM

FROM THE HEAVENLY RO IN SAINT  PETER’S BURG Over the course of five years, I have made it a point to read every HCV decision from either the Court or the BVA- pro or con. In addition, I have been … Continue reading

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NEW 2ND QUARTER BVA DECISIONS OUT

The new decisions (2nd dump) of BVA adjudications are out today. That’s the good news. The bad is that they are only 45,000 claims behind @ 117 days per claim currently. The reason it takes several years is the ROs … Continue reading

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