Category Archives: VA Medical Mysteries Explained

Making the Most of Your Resources: Tips and Info for Senior Veterans

According to the US Census Bureau, there were more than 9 million veterans of retirement age in the United States as of 2015. If you fall into that category, you should be aware that there are many resources available to … Continue reading

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FT. PEA GRAVEL, ARKANSAS–OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS

As all of you Coronaphobiacs know, April Fool’s is my Birthday. And that being the case, life would not be worth a hoot if I didn’t gig some poor soul somewhere in the world. Somebody must pay for this crime. … Continue reading

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VA–BABY YOU CAN DRIVE MY CAR

Nothing tickles me better than to get a mess of wins in one week. You folks who allow me to represent you have no idea how much pleasure I get when I slay the proverbial Goliath. It’s certainly not like … Continue reading

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VBA-FORT FUMBLE, Va.–DOWN FOR DOUBLE

In my war, we were taught to have a three-to-one advantage in force and air superiority to ensure a win. What we were taught and how to employ it varied greatly when it came time to apply lessons learned. In … Continue reading

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FRIDAY THE 13TH–WHAT ELSE COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN?

Time for a squirt of asknod humor on the squeaky, cranky soul. So far today I have had no calamities. Pickles, Widget and I all went to the Post office to launch some more VA torpedos. I finally figured out … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–THE DeLOREAN CFR BACK TO 1970

38 CFR §3.156(c) is an oft-misconstrued aberration in the adjudication of Veterans claims. I freely admit I read it very broadly to benefit us munificently in the beginning when I first ran across it. The more precedence I read, the … Continue reading

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CAFC–PROCOPIO V. WILKIE–THUNDER ONLY HAPPENS WHEN IT’S RAINING

Well, now. Wash my mouth out with vodka. Ain’t that a breath of fresh air from the Fed Circus? Who wouldda thunk it? Well, not a hell of a lot of us logical, thinking-like-scientists types but that isn’t the problem. … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW 12/19/18–HERBICIDES FOR SAILORS BUT NOT THAILAND VETS?

Boy howdy you can sure tell this radio show is going to be a daisy. As most know, Procopio v Shinseki has finally metamorphosed into Procopio v Wilkie at the Fed. Circus. Oral yelling matches were held last week and … Continue reading

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DVA–FERGOOGLE–FOR FERGETFUL RVSRS

I don’t automatically hurl deprecations  about-especially now that I have come in contact with numerous VA employees who really wish to do their jobs right. I do find it interesting that 38 USC and 38 CFR escapes most of them. … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW FOR 11/15/2018

I just received a request for my appearance on the Hadit.com podcast two days hence. We’ll be discussing an SMC client of mine with an interesting fact scenario. We’ll also be discussing an interesting precedential decision from the CAVC promulgated … Continue reading

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