Monthly Archives: November 2017

CAVC–JENSEN V SHULKIN-RHETORICAL VA MONTE GAMES

Remember that time when you got caught misbehaving and you told a fib to get out of it? And then you fibbed some more to cover the first fib until you came around in a Mobius Loop where the fibs … Continue reading

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A worthy noninvasive technology to detect liver diseases

HCV METAVIR fibrosis staging:  My old Marine suffered mightily when he was subjected to a “blind” (not ultrasound or CT guided) liver biopsy given by a resident at a teaching hospital.  The resident had to make several passes to get … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–THE JANUARY SANTA CLAUSE

An interesting thing happened to our old friend Butch. As some may recall, he filed an Extraordinary Writ of Mandamus at the Court of Veterans Appeals asking for a bye on the Hamster Wheel Appeals process. He filed back in … Continue reading

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HI-HO, HI-HO, IT’S OFF TO COURT WE GO.

   The CAVC has bean bery bery goot to me. Now there are 39 of us at the Court.      

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A WARM FUZZY THANKSGIVING STORY

As most of you know, nothing gives me greater pleasure than to beard the VA lion in his own den. This animosity arose in 1994 when I filed for an Agent Orange disease and VA informed me I’d never vacationed … Continue reading

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THE HUMOR GENE

Every once in a while I get an email telling me my blogs are too droll and pedantic. I get that. I do try to inject that quintessential element of levity in between these legalistic tomes but keep in  mind … Continue reading

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VETERANS DAY 2017–SKIP THE LIGHT FANDANGO

A lot of water has passed under the bridge for Veterans since the 2016  Vets Day parades. Many hopes have been dashed for some resolution on AO presumptives (and presumptees). A week later our spirits rejoice at the thought of  … Continue reading

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