Monthly Archives: July 2015

CAVC–GOING FOR THE ATTORNEY’S EAJA ON EXTRAORDINARY WRIT

This is pretty funny. Hell, no. It’s a riot. Rarely in the history of Extraordinary Writs have petitioners (me) prevailed on all counts and made off with Monty’s Cookie Jar. It just doesn’t happen. If you asked VA to issue … Continue reading

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RED SHIRT FRIDAYS COMING-REMEMBER THOSE DEPLOYED

Cupcake attended a Veterans Real Estate event last week and we’re armed and dangerous. From now on, wear red on Friday if you would. You’ll also spot kindred spirits and other Vets that way. In addition, I spotted this on … Continue reading

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CAVC–PARSONS vs McDONALD–I THINK I’M TURNING JAPANESE ATLEASTITHINKSO

Catchy song that. I can almost see the look on Ivor R. Parsons face when he got the hearing lollipop for 0% back in 1971. He might have even said “What about that ringie thing in my left ear? It’s … Continue reading

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THE MOUSE DISPENSER

Over the last four years since my feral kitty Ambush rolled in on Labor Day 2011, I have noticed her frequently hanging around what is called a D-box or distribution box that contains valves to regulate the amount of water … Continue reading

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THOMAS JEFFERSON MEMORIAL TO COME DOWN IN DC

In a nod to the growing chorus of voices denouncing slavery and racism, President Obama signed an Executive Order yesterday directing the  D.C. Parks Commission to begin immediate destruction and removal of the Jefferson Memorial. “Many feel the Memorial glorifies … Continue reading

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CAVC–BERAUD V. McDONALD–BERAUD III-SISTER MEG’S PANEL OF ONE

Having received the bitchslap from the Federal Circus, Judge Lance and Coral Wong pulled the eject handle and left Sister Meg Bartley in the cockpit to handle this do over. And well they might as Sister Meg was the lone dissenter. … Continue reading

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ILP–SILVER QUEEN UPDATE FOR VLJ

Laugh if you will but I made sure I included the Asknod website in my Travel Board hearing briefing. Judge Vito Clemente is well aware of the website and my proclivity to question the nonadversarial posture of Veterans Law Judges. … Continue reading

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Board of Veterans’ Appeals Annual Report 2013

A few notes about what veterans are up against at the BVA. (PDF LINK: BVA2013AR). The Office of Veterans Law Judges (OVLJ) “consists of two Deputy Vice Chairmen (DVC), 10 Chief VLJs, up to 78 VLJs, and approximately 400 attorneys who prepare … Continue reading

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