Category Archives: Humor

LOOKING FOR PACT IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

Perhaps I should rephrase that as looking for PACT claims in some Vets’ c files. Over the last four months, my VA attorney and agent compadres have noticed, and commented repeatedly on, the sudden slowdown in VA claims adjudications. No, … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW THURSDAY 22 DECEMBER

As many blogs as I have written about VA law and the shortest distance between filing and winning, VA nevertheless constantly reinvents the wheel to make it more complicated or just plain onerous. Considering we inhabit what many have called … Continue reading

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IDLE HANDS ARE THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP

While this blog won’t solve any VA claims problems, it’s a pleasant interlude in between claims filings and their resolution. Having been hatched on the day reserved for fools, humor is an integral part of my psyche. Nothing passes me … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW THURDSAY 20 OCTOBER 1900 HRS E

How many of you have applied for an increase after about 10 years and they run you through the new c&p gamut of what would appear to be a normal physical with a side order of closer examination of an … Continue reading

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LIFE THEN AND NOW–1970 AND 2022

At some point in our sunset years we Vietnam Veterans look back on our military career, however brief, and compare it to the here and now. Most, if not all of us, probably feel like the old Virginia Slims™ cigarette … Continue reading

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PREGNANCY AND EXERCISE

So, a Vet and his preggers wife go in for the pre-birth briefing on staying healthy and getting ready for the big day. The room is full of other husbands who have accompanied their wives…. Instructor: ” Good morning.  First, … Continue reading

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HAPPY HOUR WITH HORS D’OEUVRES…RIGHT?

So I got the raised planters built and the garden area rototilled for the corn. Time for a scotchski it was. Yessssssss. And right there on the counter was the le chip du jour. Cupcake’s  on a gluten-free (read fun-free) … Continue reading

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‘TIS THE SEASON

About this time every year, an ever-increasingly smaller cohort of my generation think back and reflect on the consequences of war-any war. Was it worth it? Did we win? Did we kill more of them than they did of us? … Continue reading

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THE HLR PUNJI PIT–SUCKING IN THE DRO POINT (WO)MAN

After a few pointless HLR informal conference rodeos with vapid DROs, I watched in wonderment as the three-page denials promptly populated in VBMS in as few as 28 minutes from my hanging up. This notwithstanding a carefully constructed follow-the-breadcrumbs legal … Continue reading

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§5104(b)–WHAT’S IN YOUR RD?

February 22. In Bent Brain land, the folks in white coats call it a trigger or precipitator of depression. You watch that date approach inexorably every year and dread its arrival. After two weeks in a horrible funk, you crawl … Continue reading

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