Monthly Archives: October 2013

NEW INFO ON THE ACA (OBAMACARE)

This just in from member Dave. Trust him to ferret out that which we absolutely have to know about healthcare. To view the new, improved site which has been repaired, go here… What you need to know but were afraid … Continue reading

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NEW VA OVERSIGHT IN CONFERENCE SPENDING

After it was divulged that VA Human Resources personnel were treated to not one, but two shindigs in Orlando involving millions of dollars, VA has admitted to taking steps that will curb about half the abuses cited. They did admit, … Continue reading

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FED. CIR.- GEIB v. SHINSEKI–YOU’RE GOOD TO GO, EDDIE

So many of you come to me and pose questions about Hepatitis C that we often overlook other subjects. I have recently been helping a relative in his final assault on Mt. TDIU. The ascent is always gradual with a … Continue reading

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HERE WE GO AGAIN ON FIDUCIARIES

In what looks like a straight up bill to curb bogus bonus awards to VA poohbahs who kill us, Congress is poised to go out and “fix” it. Just as they fixed health care for us, they are preparing to … Continue reading

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VERTEX ON THE WAY OUT

I spotted this on the wire this morning. It was inevitable and I wondered when the boys at Vertex would pull up the stakes and fold the tent. The only sad facet of this is how many lives were inadvertently … Continue reading

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National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition (NVLMCC)

Pro se veterans might find this competition interesting. Hosts: THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS BAR ASSOCIATION THE GEORGE WASHINGTON LAW SCHOOL THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS Using cases that look real, and with “dummy” … Continue reading

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SOFOSBUVIR DECLARED LEGAL

Today the FDA approved what I pray is the cure for my illness 15-0 with nary a naysayer among them. Hepatitis C sufferers who failed the Interferon prophylaxis over the years now have one good shot at killing the dragon.  … Continue reading

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CAVC–KYHN v. SHINSEKI–NO ADDITIONS TO THE RBA

We have rules we live by. We have rules for appealing. We cannot modify the rules to “fix” what we forget in a judicial forum. If we appeal to a higher tribunal at the VA, we are allowed to add … Continue reading

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NEW MARINE UNIFORM CRITICIZED BY OLD TIMERS

In the news today, old timers still in uniform are numb with fear that they will have to convert over to the new, 21st Century vision of the Marine Corps. Open rebellion is brewing at several bases and the Training … Continue reading

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The policy statement that keeps giving us laughs

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