Monthly Archives: August 2016

ANOTHER PILOT’S TALE

From the humor capitol of the world (Atlanta), comes this winner. Thank you Bruce Almighty for the contribution. A young Navy pilot just out of training, goes to his first squadron party. Guest of honor is the Wing Commander who is … Continue reading

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MILESTONES–JAY MOORE

Some of you may know of Kelly and Jay Moore. They came to me what seems like eons ago looking for the magic password to VA comp. We finally prevailed with  “Hurricane Katrina” Eagle’s help and Jay looked like he … Continue reading

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CAVC–#16-2098–POSTSCRIPT-ARE YOU OKAY WITH THAT, ST. MARGARET?

Never being one to leave an errant sweater thread alone or a VA scab unpicked, I felt compelled to at least answer in my defence and protect my honor. Having hornswoggled sweet ol’ Saint Margaret into believing that maybe I … Continue reading

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MITRE and RAND corporations on veterans’ health care

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The VA sponsors outside research conducted at the MITRE Corporation (LINK and overview, LINK). They, in turn, subcontract with other researchers like the RAND corporation.  RAND has a webpage (LINK) dedicated to opinion pieces, report downloads, and other information.  They were subcontracted … Continue reading

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BVA–JETGUNS OR NOSE CANDY?

We often go down this drug road trying to prove our HCV was caused by the jetguns. VA is often just as adamant that it is drug-related. The decision here at least puts both risk factors on an equal footing … Continue reading

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CAVC #16-0298–THE RISE AND FALL OF ANOTHER EX. WRIT

I love the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) method for Extraordinary Writs of Mandamus. Just like those fabled Chinese dry cleaners’ claims of ‘In by ten, you come get when little hand on three.’, my Ex. Writ was ‘in’ … Continue reading

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The VA and long term care

Bye bye estates? Bye bye kids’ inheritances?  Long term care is another complicated VA benefit topic worth looking into because many of us were not able to purchase long term care insurance policies during the years we were raising children and … Continue reading

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BUBBA GUMP’S SHRIMP–MONTERREY

What could be more appropriate than to have dinner at one of the most famous restaurants relating to the boundary dispute in Vietnam? Day one of the Gilead Sciences begins this morning. I feel honored to be here with Randy. … Continue reading

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Removing Net Worth Requirement From Health Care Enrollment

Topic: AP37 – Proposed Rule – Removing Net Worth Requirement From Health Care Enrollment  (LINK and LINK) Docket ID: VA-2015-VHA-0024 Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) We know that not every person who has served in the military is actually eligible … Continue reading

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JETGUNS–WE’RE ON A MISSION FROM GOD

Cupcake has graciously offered to drive me to San Francisco for the Gilead Sciences Conference. We’re taking Silvia’s jetguns (plural) to Foster City. I have been invited as fellow HCVet Randy Nesbitt’s guest. Finding air travel less than desirable in late … Continue reading

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