Monthly Archives: September 2015

VIETNAM DUSTOFF ASSOCIATION–WE’RE WAXING DOWN OUR SURFBOARDS.

Preparing to leave tomorrow for San Diego, I think back 45 years to the times we looked up at flying meat wagons and tipped our warm beers towards them. Everyone but the dinks would promptly chime in “Our Father who art in … Continue reading

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BVA 2014 REPORT–THE LAURA ESKINAZI SHOW

Several Veterans’ advocates whose names slip my mind, have theorized that head Chairman Laura ‘Rocket Docket’ Eskinazi, who also just happens to be the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Veterans Appeals as well, must be pulling down both salaries. There doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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FOOD CITY COMMERCIAL STRIKES THE RIGHT CHORD

Rarely do we find a commercial that embodies our emotions. Thank you Brownwater Jim.

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VBMS– WHY IT WON’T WORK

Notwithstanding the horrendous writeup on the VBMS, the Office of the Inspector General is correct in their assessment that this gooney bird is not going to get airborne in 2015. Even if you threw another 750 million dollars at it, the Veterans … Continue reading

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BVA–PORPHYRIA EQUALS 100% SCHEDULAR

In an important ruling which can be used by other Vets, Veterans Law Judge Vito Clemente made a finding of fact that Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (PCT) can be rated at 100%. The argument is universal and can readily be fashioned to … Continue reading

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BVA–GRAHAMBO RUNS THE ILP TABLE

Twenty one years, six months and eight days ago, on March 31st, 1994, I filed for Porphyria Cutanea Tarda and residuals of Hepatitis. Today, my attorney Bob Walsh emailed me to share the good news. Veteran Law Judge (VLJ) Vito … Continue reading

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AGENT ORANGE ACT OF 1991 EXPIRING (AGAIN)

Member John of sunny Florida recently wrote to remind me of a perennial program that will soon die. The Agent Orange Act of 1991, which finally unmasked the hideous effects of the Rainbow defoliants used extensively in SEA and to … Continue reading

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