Monthly Archives: May 2015

Proposed amendment to the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

This hopeful update is brought to you by frequent commenter Hepper.   On May 22, 2015, the Senate passed an ACT to attempt to reform the restrictive way the VA and Secretary McDonald is interpreting the 40-mile rule.   Click … Continue reading

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CAVC–TO WRIT OR NOT TO WRIT

I’m beginning to see a groundswell of disgruntled Veterans contacting me after my prolonged Extraordinary Writ series from January through March. All contain one thread-delay, denial, misconstrual. In a word, all that VA has always been famous for coming on … Continue reading

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ILP Work notes

This is a temporary post for those listening to the Hadit.com Independent Living Program broadcast  this morning at 0700 Local Left Coast Time or 1000 hrs on Congressional Wasting Time (EDT). Here are links you may find helpful: https://asknod.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/ilp-nod-on-greenhouse/ The … Continue reading

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MILESTONES– MSGT. JAMES HOLT-173RD AIRBORNE

The last bits of history from Long Vei are finally trickling in and the last of our warriors come home to their eternal rest on Marry Anna Custis Lee’s front lawn. Seems the US Govt. in their hatred of the … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM OPEN MIC ON VR&E’S IL PROGRAM

I love going over to talk at John Basser’s and Jerrell Cook’s Hadit.com Talk Radio show. It’s also a bit of a rude awakening to have to get up at the crack of 5 to go feed the animals and … Continue reading

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May 5, 1868: Memorial Day Order

 A little history said well.. (Text source: VA website.) MEMORIAL DAY ORDER Headquarters Grand Army of the Republic, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1868. GENERAL ORDERS No. 11 I. The 30th day of May, 1868 is designated for the purpose of … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY 3–LZ CORK AND THE CONTINUING FALLOUT

When I first wrote about LZ Cork and the adventures of Butch Long, I never expected to hear from anyone else who survived it. A different war, Vietnam conjoined soldiers from all over on an as-needed basis. Thus, from the … Continue reading

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