Monthly Archives: August 2015

VBMS–THE NEW ELECTRONIC FRONTIER-PART I

As the title suggests, we’re Boldly Going Somewhere-finally. In fits and spurts, we are dragging, and being dragged, into the new claims frontier known as the Veterans Benefits Management System, or simply VBMS. It has a few other scatological analogies … Continue reading

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ILP–FALL 2015 PRODUCE

About this time of the year the weather changes and Monsoon starts. It finally rained and not a minute too soon. I know the tomatoes will suffer  but we haven’t had any appreciable rainfall since May. The good news is … Continue reading

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VA VANTAGE POINT– PLEASE EXCUSE OUR CENSORSHIP CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS

Over the years, I wondered how long hiding behind asknod.org would be necessary. When I ‘called Bob’ last September to rescue me, I actually pointed out my blog and a link to it in case he or his little people … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–VA RUNS THE TABLE ON BUTCH 46 YEARS LATER

Over the course of years watching the claims process, rarely have I seen such a desperate gambit to clear the books of all backlogged claims by the magical 2015 date promised several years ago. Read this file closely and see … Continue reading

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ILP–CORNDOGS AND CREAMSICLE MELONS

No crop circles this year to report but lots of phenomenal success growing the creamsicle melons. We had our first last night. Since I do not use anything but organic fertilizer specially produced by my horses on contract, they did … Continue reading

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FED. CIR.–CARTER v McDONALD–SURPRISE SURPRISE SURPRISE SGT. CARTER!

It is said sarcasm is hard to detect in internet postings. So hard, in fact, that over 60% of it goes right over the head of the intended recipients. How sad. Sarcasm is my forte. It’s my raison d’etre in … Continue reading

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THE GOOD HUMOR MAN AT TAN SON NHUT AB

Recently, I wrote about an irate Vet who went off on me re PTSD. In that post, I implied something I wish to clarify. While I have only met, for the most part, combat Vets who have been severely affected … Continue reading

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ILP– SILVER QUEEN IN 100 DAYS

Every year in late summer, Cupcake and I eagerly await the birth of a new corn crop. As some of you know, Leigh Birch, one of our latest VA Lotto winners sends me the magic seeds to plant. With our unusually … Continue reading

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PLAGIARISM ON UDORN THAILAND VET.

Please be advised that a website claiming it is Udorn Thailand Vet is regularly plagiarizing other Veterans’ website works and blog posts. While it is not my policy to “out” other Vet’s sites, anyone who abrogates another’s work as their own … Continue reading

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PTSD CLAIMS–WHOA UP THERE, PARDNER

Cupcake would probably tell me not to post anything as contentious as this as it rivals politics and religion as the third rail in conversation these days. However, she pointed out one thing I concede grudgingly. When you sign up, … Continue reading

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