Monthly Archives: September 2016

ILP–LAST CALL FOR SILVER QUEEN

The flavours of Fall are subtle but welcome. A slight chill in the air or the new-found fog are just the hallmark of a September morning. I think the sun has rose-tinted goggles on that cast a glow on everything … Continue reading

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VARO DENIAL–THE VERY FIRST STEP IN SOLVING THE PUZZLE

I am constantly amazed at finding there are many, many Veterans unaware of the vast wealth of knowledge only a fingertip away from them on the Internet. I get links every day from many of you that lead me to yet … Continue reading

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HUMBLE AIR FORCE HUMOR

When something needs to be done in war, it usually falls to the Air Force to either get the ball rolling or the assets in place to accomplish the mission- or simply do it ourselves. You realize they did teach … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW 9/22/16–THE ILP WRAP?

Jerrel and the Bugtustle crew invited me over to do a show at Hadit.com on Thursday. Airtime commences a 1600 Hrs Local Pacific and 1900 Hrs Eastern. Standard practice will be to check my political correctness at the door and … Continue reading

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VAMCs… WHAT IF?

I was sent this – oh hell, these. Without taking sides, I do think they involve a profound sense of humor rarely seen anymore. This isn’t political hit photojournalism. This is high art Twenty first Century style.    I received … Continue reading

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BVA–I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN

Having sat, chatted and engaged in a colloquy with Veterans Law Judge Vito Clementi for an hour one day in 2015, I know how hard it must have been to bite his tongue and write the denial below. Of all … Continue reading

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BVA-BLOODY JETGUNS– THE YIN/YANG OF EVIDENCE/CREDIBILITY

In the madcap world of VA claims, character assault is a common technique employed by our adversaries in the 56 Fort Fumbles across the fruited plains and oceans. In VAland, when you say something different in 2016 than what you … Continue reading

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VA Spousal Resource Protection Amount

There have been some reforms in this area.  Please note that there may be more current information available on this topic from a VA social worker.  Spousal impoverishment for VA extended care is covered under 38 CFR 17.111 (pdf) 1601a_06_hk_2015_11_10 VHA … Continue reading

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VA CLAIMS–THE WINDSHIELD VERSUS THE REAR VIEW MIRROR

Many of you readers email me with a specific subset of circumstances and disabilities and ask for a Tarot card reading. One thing in common is a burning desire to impress upon me the enormity or the “unique” circumstances. Others … Continue reading

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COWBOY STEAKS–WYOMING STYLE

Remember the brontoribs that tipped over Fred Flinstone’s  19570 BC T-bird at the A&W Drive in? Well, imagine this. Cupcake takes us up to the doctor in Issaquah who is the last word in Naturopathic. Driving through town to get … Continue reading

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