Category Archives: Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

CAVC–BIRTH OF A WRIT- ACT III SCENE 8-DOWN FOR DOUBLE

A short while ago in VA time, when I won my claim in June 2008, I noticed they (VA) forgot to go back to 1994. That wasn’t a deal breaker. I knew they weren’t going to pony up without a good … Continue reading

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CAVC–BIRTH OF A WRIT ACT III SCENE 6- WHAT? ME WORRY?

I have to hand it to the VA’s Office of General Counsel. With perfect aplomb, Mr. Mark M. McNabb, a mid-level supervisor/litigator for OGC, filed his notice of appearance and the Government’s response to my Writ.  Perhaps, by being mid-level, … Continue reading

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VASEC–WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CALL BOB?

Hold on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen. First I wish to express an abject apology to Robert. A. McDonald, our newest and potentially most intriguing of all VA Secretaries to date. I was cynical after over twenty years of … Continue reading

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VA ILP– THE SECRET HANDSHAKE

For five days I have sat, picked berries, contemplated my navel and wondered how I could apologize to all of you for being so incredibly dense. Cupcake says I’m oblivious to my surroundings yet I see many things she doesn’t. … Continue reading

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VA ILP SSOC REBUTTAL–LIKE CLAY IN MY HANDS

Building a claim is a gradual process. Fortunately for those of us who have decided to depend on no one but ourselves to win our VA claims, we have several venues that purport to give seasoned advice. I was trying … Continue reading

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MAY 7TH, 1975

VA uses this day, May 7th, 1975, as the delineator of the last day any of us who participated in the Southeast Asia War Games were exposed to Dow and Monsantos’ revolutionary new herbicides. That meant you had one year … Continue reading

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CUE–THE QUINTESSENTIAL ELEMENTS

Clear and Unmistakable Error, or CUE, is one of the most misunderstood, misconstrued, miscombobulated legal concepts for Veterans to absorb. The idea of reaching back into the past to right a wrong is a wonderful thing we enjoy. As long … Continue reading

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RAINBOWS IN GUAM

Here’s a great site about Agent Orange. It’s unique in that some of the gentleman’s documents are not in circulation. This one is a classic example. While the site deals mostly with Guam and environs, there is some excellent source … Continue reading

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SVR RADIO ARCHIVED FILES

Hadit. com will be moving into a new format with a live broadcast. I had hoped it would be the one we did last Wednesday. Unfortunately, the electronic gremlins got to us and we had to revert back to the … Continue reading

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AO–THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

While this isn’t “new” news, I publish it because it is pertinent to our plight. We’ve known for several years that some of the post-Vietnam era pilots and crews of the C-123 spray aircraft were seriously exposed to condensed, dried … Continue reading

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