Category Archives: Agent Orange

CAVC-STOVER v. McDONOUGH–THE LAST AO ROUNDUP?

Assuming the new “Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021”, abbreviated as PACT, ever passes, Mr. Jack L. Stover’s appeal here and the remand back to the AOJ Puzzle Palace for readjudication (via the BVA) will become … Continue reading

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HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY–WORD SALAD FOR BRAIN FOG

Unless I miss my guess, I reckon summer, or what’s going to pass for summer hereabouts, has arrived. We’ve had two successive days where it actually got near 80°. I’m playing it safe and keeping the pool at 88° until … Continue reading

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HLR–THIRD RATE ROMANCE (LOW RENT RENDEZVOUS)

Well, boy howdy. I honestly thought I’d seen everything but this one is a daisy. I’m not sure how to tell you all the particulars-or if you’d even believe me were I to. It’s so bizarre as to statistically deny … Continue reading

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FROM THE DAVID KORESH MEMORIAL REGIONAL OFFICE

Good afternoon unhappy Veteran campers. asknod here (it, they). I, of all fellers, can honestly say “I feel your pain” without having to manufacture crocodile tears like a certain 42nd President once did. I did my 28 years in the … Continue reading

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PART IV VASRD–ELIMINATING PESKY DCs

Well, pilgrims. We talked about this possibility several years ago when our Overlords of Munificence brought up the idea of giving TDIU a haircut after 65 years of age. I mean What the hell? Dude, you’re getting SSA by then… … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–I’LL SEE YOU AND RAISE

How shall I start this article? It began in 2014 in a little bar in Key Center Washington over a scotch (neat, with a water back). Butch’s daughter, born shortly after he arrived in country in late 68, had been … Continue reading

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THE NDA–FIFTY ONE YEARS AFTER

My how time flies. A fifty-year Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) sounds like a lifetime to any normal person. It certainly did to me in Spring of 1970. After this long, and even throwing an extra year in for good measure, … Continue reading

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Any action on the new presumptive benefits for bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinsonism yet?

A little. They have been added to the Agent Orange Exposure webpage (LINK). I do not see anything on this in the Federal Register yet. However, VA posted on VAvantage blog (May 27) >>>BREAKING: VA plans expansion of benefits for … Continue reading

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7/4/2021–WHY NOT JUST BRING BACK JETGUNS?

This morning, the glorious 245th birthday of America, I discovered the possibility/probability that the US Military intends to make the C19 vaccine mandatory rather than optional. Well, folks. To me that’s changing the rules after you volunteer to serve your … Continue reading

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DOUBLE HEADER WEEKEND

Before I begin, let me relay a funny happening. Once upon a time back prior to Thanksgiving in 2016, I wrote a humorous article about cheating on c&p exams. I caught a lot of flak for it because some with … Continue reading

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