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CAVC–DeLISIO V SHINSEKI-THE DeLOREAN PARADOX

I always roam around and look at classic cases like Larry DeLisio’s. It does no good to simply cite to it if you can’t remember old Larry’s particular DeeeeLemma. And boy howdy did Larry have a dilemma. When you throw … Continue reading

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VA–RAMP & PRIVATIZATION RUMINATIONS

People have emailed me and even cornered me down at Walt’s in my favorite place- the meat section, of course. It’s like watching meat TV. My best friend in the world, Ray Paul, is the head butcher there. Vets have … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 SPRING NOVA San Diego, Agent Orange, All about Veterans, Food for thought, KP Veterans, VA Medical Mysteries Explained, vA news, Veterans Choice card, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

BVA–RAPID TURNOVER OF STAFF ATTORNEYS BODES ILL FOR VETS

My good friend Vicki sent me a link the other day that really rolled my socks down. I was mortified to think how this impacts the backlog at the BVA for docketing our appeals. Mind you, I take some of … Continue reading

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Vet forced to go off DMII meds to prove he has it

Nurses have told us that DMII is a chronic condition; that once you have it, you always have it.  And to never go off the restricted diet or risk suffering terrible side effects.   When we lived in a senior … Continue reading

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JETGUNS–WE’RE ON A MISSION FROM GOD

Cupcake has graciously offered to drive me to San Francisco for the Gilead Sciences Conference. We’re taking Silvia’s jetguns (plural) to Foster City. I have been invited as fellow HCVet Randy Nesbitt’s guest. Finding air travel less than desirable in late … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 Hugfest Gig Harbor Wash, All about Veterans, Food for the soul, HCV Health, HCV Risks (documented), Jetgun Claims evidence, Jetgun Manual, KP Veterans, Medical News, Nexus Information, Sofosbuvir, transfusions and hepatitis, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

VA–VA AGENT’S TEST FOR ACCREDITATION

 Wowser. My fingers are getting laryngitis. One of the primary reasons for Cupcake’s and my expedition to the NOVA conference  was Alan Gumpenburger’s presentation on the VA Agent’s examination for accreditation as a non-attorney practitioner. While it might not seem … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–CHRISTMAS TIDINGS 2015

LZ Corkgram– Hot news from the Key Peninsula is Butch Long got his Big Brown Envelope from VA today. I’ll be going down to his place tomorrow morning for coffee and champagne. He asked me to come down and decipher … Continue reading

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