Monthly Archives: September 2013

GETTING YOUR C-FILE

It never ceases to amaze me what some of you are forced to go through to pry a copy of your c-file out of the cold, deadly fingers of the Regional Offices. The stories I have heard make me ashamed … Continue reading

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SOFOSBUVIR IN THE LEAD

Just as I suspected, Gilead Science is going to be the big ticket winner in the race to kill the bug. Here’s an update on the field of competitors. The smart money says to buy some Gilead stock. I got … Continue reading

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CNN: VA disability payments could stop if shutdown is long

Yesterday I emailed our representative to protest his anti-Affordable Care Act position and the possible government shutdown.  I pointed out that disabled veterans who were denied disability benefits (over 80%) are not eligible for VA health care if they are … Continue reading

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American women and guns

The Second Amendment codified the right for (free) people to bear arms in 1791. Long before the movie Cold Mountain famously portrayed circumstances in which women protected themselves during the Civil War, Colonial women owned and used guns. Scholarship of probate inventories by … Continue reading

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CAVC–WILSON V. SHINSEKI–SIGN HERE, HERE AND HERE

I always troll the CAVC decisions site and look for these. The key word is “reversal.” If you see that, you know it’s going to be brutal. Most of them contain a “The Secretary seems to think that…” and concludes … Continue reading

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IFN HCV TREATMENT– YES OR NO?

Here’s the smartest bit of deductive (and inductive) thinking to come along in a great while. Pop Smoke sends us this enlightened exposé of the outcomes of those SVR versus the great unwashed like myself who are glow in the dark … Continue reading

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CLASS OF 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen, I proudly present to you the class of 2013-an eclectic bunch to be sure.    Stretch (left, below) was elected class valedictorian and Chubby was voted most likely to be eaten first.

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