Category Archives: DM II

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT A BVA REFERRAL

I get emails by the dozens every month asking me about this. Some Veterans get their decisions back from the BVA directly and the VSOs never even see it. Maybe that’s just as well. If you won anything, they’d be … Continue reading

Posted in BvA Decisions, BVA Referrals, DM II, Equitable tolling, Humor, KP Veterans, M-21 info, Presumption of Regularity, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA suspense dates, Waiver of Review in the First Instance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“Bombs in your Back Yard” series by ProPublica

Frank has forwarded information to us about ProPublica’s series, “Bombs in Our Backyards.” (LINK)  This work sheds light on the dangerous environmental practices the DOD has been dealing with.   On May 7, 2018, ProPublica’s Abrahm Lustgarten writes: Get an Inside Look at … Continue reading

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For poisoned Viktor Yushchenko, the dioxin vehicle was Rice a la Agent Orange

The former president of Ukraine survived a 2004 poisoning by his enemies.  The poison was a form of dioxin known to many readers on Asknod: After Yushchenko fell seriously ill following a dinner in Kiev in September 2004, doctors found … Continue reading

Posted in Agent Orange, All about Veterans, AO, Complaints Department, DM II, Food for thought, General Messages, Guest authors, Uncategorized, VA Medical Mysteries Explained, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , | 10 Comments

CAVC–DeLISIO V SHINSEKI-THE DeLOREAN PARADOX

I always roam around and look at classic cases like Larry DeLisio’s. It does no good to simply cite to it if you can’t remember old Larry’s particular DeeeeLemma. And boy howdy did Larry have a dilemma. When you throw … Continue reading

Posted in Agent Orange, All about Veterans, AO, CAVC Knowledge, CAVC ruling, DM II, Earlier Effective dates, Implicit denial, Informal Claims, Inspirational Veterans, KP Veterans, Lawyering Up, VA Agents, VA Medical Mysteries Explained | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

THE UDORN RESEARCH GROUP

I belong to very few organizations and for good reason. Any time you attach your name to a group, you embody that group’s beliefs and aspirations. I hight three. I belong to the National Organization of Veterans Advocates, the National … Continue reading

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VA-issued sharps disposal container

Update:  On 11/3/16 (Link) I wrote A few weeks ago I pricked my finger on my old Marine’s used blood glucose lancet tip.  It hurt. My careless error because I didn’t buy a sharps bin when he recently started testing. … Continue reading

Posted in DM II, Food for thought, General Messages, Guest authors, HCV Health, Uncategorized, VA Health Care | 1 Comment

CAVC-PROCOPIO V. McDONALD (ROUND 2)- WE HAVE ALL BEEN HERE BEFORE

As CAVC cases go, this is a horrible retread. So much so that they didn’t even deign to give it a panel. Jurisprudence that is this defective should not be permitted to see daylight-let alone twice. I am all for … Continue reading

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