Category Archives: SMC

SMC N– NEVER HEARD OF IT. GIVE HIM AN S

You won’t see me write very much about SMC N because it’s the “hump” rating. To get there you need to have- at a bare minimum, loss of use of the lower extremities with one extremity useless above the knee … Continue reading

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FORT FUGETABOUTIT (HOUSTON)–A PAIR OF JEANS THAT FIT JUST RIGHT

In 1973, I was unceremoniously evicted from the ranks of active military personnel. My crime? Why, being antisocial with passive aggressive tendencies. Since then, it’s metastasized. I have become social with active aggressive tendencies. This personality disorder pays off in … Continue reading

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LINCOLN LOG SMC UPDATE

Cupcake and I attended a soirée for a politician wannabe recently. A rude, pushy woman we know got in my face and asked my opinion á-propos  Roe versus Wade. Hoooooo, doggies. I thought for a few seconds and finally came … Continue reading

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LINCOLN LOG SMC-PREPARE THE PUNJI PIT

Some litigators are recalcitrant to reveal their techniques for getting from A to B. I don’t feel that way. This is a true Do-It-Yourself (DIY) site. I don’t have time to do every claim that comes through the door. If … Continue reading

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BVA–(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTON

Have you ever had a claim go sideways over and over again ad nauseum? Hell, of course you have if it was the VA. Remember how they get to ‘construe’ what they think it is you’re asking for? Now imagine … Continue reading

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SMC T–FINDING SOMEONE TO FIGHT FOR YOU

Searching through VA data, it might appall you to discover just how many of you are not totally disabled who should be. I remember seeing some of the early breakdowns of ratings percentages by actual numbers rather than broad statistics … Continue reading

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HLR–THIRD RATE ROMANCE (LOW RENT RENDEZVOUS)

Well, boy howdy. I honestly thought I’d seen everything but this one is a daisy. I’m not sure how to tell you all the particulars-or if you’d even believe me were I to. It’s so bizarre as to statistically deny … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW–5/26/2022

Brother John flashed the one and only Bat signal in the sky heralding the desire of John and Jerrel (personal pronouns us, them, they)  for my appearance on Exposed Vet to discuss Speshull Monthly Compensation. I look forward to this … Continue reading

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FROM THE DAVID KORESH MEMORIAL REGIONAL OFFICE

Good afternoon unhappy Veteran campers. asknod here (it, they). I, of all fellers, can honestly say “I feel your pain” without having to manufacture crocodile tears like a certain 42nd President once did. I did my 28 years in the … 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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