Category Archives: Military Madness

The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick PBS Premier: Sun. 9/17

 Difficult to know if this 18-hour, 10-part documentary will please or anger. The byline “No Single Truth” may not go over well in 2017 since a fair slice of the population prefers to see things in tunnel vision.  I’ll be … Continue reading

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An early special gift

Santa’s remarkable helpers left a special Christmas gift this year.  It came in a big heavy box. I admit to coveting my own Ped-O-Jet after seeing pictures of them online here. Now I have one.  I have a few plans … Continue reading

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VA rats fighting emergency care CAVC ruling: Richard W. Staab v. Robert A. McDonald

The financial shocks that VHA-enrolled veterans face when they find out that none of their emergency care claims will be covered, if they have Medicare or private insurance, is of no ethical concern to the VA.  The National Veterans Legal Services … Continue reading

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1964–When I was about 13, I’d listen to my friend’s brothers who’d recently returned from Vietnam. Tales of rain, more rain, deprivation, jungle rot and fanatic Viet Cong insurgents who would even blow themselves up on occasion were the subject. Not … Continue reading

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At the NOVA Spring conference this March in Las Vegas, I  attended a class on 38 CFR 3.103(c)’s protections afforded us but never offered. To wit, the conference that is permitted to inform us of what we are lacking or … Continue reading

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While I cannot say I’ve seen Agents Green, Purple or Pink, in a barrel or out, I have seen Agents Orange, Blue and White (Tordon 101)-both falling from the sky and in drums. Fifty gallon drums are hard to miss. … Continue reading

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Lost in all the kerfluffle over Charleston’s atrocious racial shooting recently, the insidious mindset of politicians (both stripes) came to life and determined something-anything- needed to be done to prevent this from ever happening again. Our President trotted out a long … Continue reading

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