Monthly Archives: May 2015

BVA– PTSD EQUALS HEPATITIS C

We are finally getting traction on this after twenty years of filing it under willful misconduct. Considering VA takes it upon themselves to make this determination, legally they are precluded from it. A UCMJ court or nonjudicial punishment while you … Continue reading

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CAVC–PAZ V McDONALD–IMPLICITLY MAKING A FINDING

I love reversals. Where Meg Bartley is concerned, they are delicious and well-thought out. So, too, is this vignette of Mr. Santiago Paz and his incredible bad luck with VA. In my next incarnation I shall write a book for … Continue reading

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VHA–YES, WE HAVE NO HARVONI

This just in from member Mike. Fargo, North Dakota is officially out of Harvoni or you have to wait until Hell freezes over to get any. Mike reports it’s not even a normal wave off with red smoke. They say they … Continue reading

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ILP–10 DAYS IN MAY

The most glorious moment until the first tomatoes come in late in July has to be the annual attempt at ILP humor when I attempt to grow corn starts. Everything has to be evicted except  for the actual tomatoes I … Continue reading

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Vitamins: hype versus evidence?

It’s extremely hard for consumers to make informed choices about dietary supplements and vitamins because of a dearth of exacting studies, the lack of regulations, and conflicting information from nutrition and medical science. A while back I stopped buying multivitamins … Continue reading

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VA BUTT TRACTORS UNSANITARY–REALLY?

Here we go again. It”s like Timothy Busfield in Field of Dreams when he suddenly notices all the 1930s ballplayers around him. “Hey, where did they come from?” Suddenly Newsweek and all the MSM have “discovered” the VA’s shoddy medical practices … Continue reading

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THE NEW VA.GOV–ONE-STOP SHOPPING FOR EVERYTHING

Long awaited and long overdue. One website for everything coming May 20th. Unless I miss my guess, the people you’ll be talking to will sound like they’re from India. “Ah, Mr. Gordon. It is good that you have contacted to us. … Continue reading

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BOY TOYS–NEW MINI COOPER

You know how men Vets are with their cars, guns and toys. I suppose the most enviable would be a  high-calibre, magnum 4-wheel drive if there were such a fabled tank. For all the rest of us old cowboys, there can be no … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Choice Card: 16 Days left to leave a public comment on final rule

It’s was interesting to learn that the VA symbolically viewed veterans living outside their 40-mile inner circle as common crows (not even as ravens).  Crows in folklore are bad omens, harbingers of evil, and doers of mischief.  In nature, crows are … Continue reading

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MAY 7TH, 2015-IT’S JUST A SPRING CLEAN FOR THE MAY QUEEN

Actually, it’s the Silver Queen of Leigh Burch fame. The 7th is an auspicious day to plant corn according to the almanac. The fact that it was 74 degrees outside the greenhouse was another consideration. Living where we do, if … Continue reading

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