Category Archives: Food for thought

THE (CONTINUING) UNABRIDGED HISTORY OF THE VA

I received a new package of “Chalk talk” blogs from Eric Hughes several days ago. I apologize for taking so long to put them up. The fact is my email has been recently bombarded incessantly with all the news about … Continue reading

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THE UNABRIDGED HISTORY OF THE VA– PARTS I AND II

Got these in the inbox from a fellow VA Agent who has devoted an extraordinary amount of time and research into investigating the feasibility of developing a neuveaux theory about the possibility discussed in NOVA v McDonaugh over the admissibility … Continue reading

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Navigating PTSD: Advice for Veterans

  Image via Unsplash Many veterans struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, better known as PTSD. Sometimes it may seem that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. Fortunately, that’s untrue. Here is some guidance on navigating your PTSD. … Continue reading

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VETERANS ADMINISTRATION 2021–BOLDLY GOING NOWHERE

Sunday Morning in America…Overstated? Undue alarm? A bestial scream in the afternoon for more readership? Naw. Nothing like that, I assure you. In fact, this is meant to be one person’s subjective, Sunday Morning Quartertback, personal view of the VBA … Continue reading

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What Resources Are Available to Help Veterans Start a Business?

Today, an estimated 2.5 million businesses are veteran majority-owned. If you want to join their ranks, taking advantage of available resources is wise. That way, you can get the support you need to make your goals a reality. If you … Continue reading

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9/11/2021–THE MOBIUS LOOP OF LIFE

A solemn day today, yes but, give or take 50 years, America finds itself on almost the exact same footing as it did May 10th, 1975. Uncounted numbers of Hmong tribesmen, our trusted sworn allies against the Pathet Lao, were … Continue reading

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The Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies

An article in the Burlington Free Press, Afghanistan veteran honored in Randolph after losing his battle with post-traumatic stress (Link), about young Cory Green, only 31, raises a lot of emotions. There is the utter sadness of his death, and … Continue reading

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PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act, H.R.1448 – Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act

Arooo! President Biden signed this bill on 8/25/21 and it had 312 co-sponsors. Summary (Link): This bill implements a program and a policy related to service dog therapy for veterans. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) … Continue reading

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Covid-19 vaccines come in multi-dose vials

Veterans and civilians remember seeing the multi-dose vials that sat on top of the jet injectors that delivered mass vaccinations into their arms. Or that were used with unclean syringes or needles. Were there early indications that jet injectors could … Continue reading

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TOGETHERWESERVED–THE CANCEL CULTURE

Cupcake and I thought long and hard about writing this article and how to respond to the nearly eight years of diatribes by TWS volunteers and most recently, the owner(s). Without any help using Google© Analytics or other gimmicks to … Continue reading

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