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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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AO DISEASES ADD ON–DON’T FORGET THE LEWY BODIES

Received this through the NOVA circuit yesterday. Those of you filing for AO presumptives on Parkinson’s Disease for yourselves or your loved ones should have Johnny Vet examined for Lewy bodies. These nasty little blobs of protein deposits develop and … Continue reading

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BVA–CHEESEHEAD FINALLY HITS PAYDIRT ON JETGUN

FROM THE BEER CAPITAL OF WISCONSIN VA denies. Let’s face it. You could have 7 out 8 salient factors pointing towards a cryptogenic liver ailment (read HCV) including elevated ALTs and fatigue and the VA rater is going to say  you … Continue reading

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VVA images: October is Agent Orange Awareness Month

This is a quick follow-up to Nod’s post with the terrible news about the Agent Orange Act of 1991 and the back-stabbing members of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees.  From Stripes: “Two weeks ago, the House and Senate … Continue reading

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BVA 2014 REPORT–THE LAURA ESKINAZI SHOW

Several Veterans’ advocates whose names slip my mind, have theorized that head Chairman Laura ‘Rocket Docket’ Eskinazi, who also just happens to be the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Veterans Appeals as well, must be pulling down both salaries. There doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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VBMS–THE NEW ELECTRONIC FRONTIER-PART I

As the title suggests, we’re Boldly Going Somewhere-finally. In fits and spurts, we are dragging, and being dragged, into the new claims frontier known as the Veterans Benefits Management System, or simply VBMS. It has a few other scatological analogies … Continue reading

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HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL–JETGUNS

Nurse Sylvia gave me the gun but Mark got it operational. It took us several hours of painstaking disassembly and  reassembly. Finally we did what all men never do. We read the instructions. Shazammm! A working jetgun. The more we … Continue reading

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AGENT ORANGE–THE NAKED TRUTH

It’s not often you get to see archival footage of contemporary events from the Vietnam Boundary dispute. One notable event, the dispersion of Agent Orange, is often depicted as being a process akin to crop spraying with C-123s. This footage … Continue reading

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HCV–SUNRISE 9/17/1970–SUNSET 6/25/2015–RIP

Once upon a time long ago in a mountainous Kingdom north of Thailand, nestled in a small valley was a funny airpatch but that is another story. I was the “chieu hoi boy” on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless I had … Continue reading

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AO–RESERVISTS GET PRESUMPTIVE EXPOSURE

One small step for weekend warriors, one giant leap for Vetkind. VA Secretary “Call me Bob” McDonald is expected to announce that all the ANG folks who got saddled with the old $1.23s, as we used to call them, will … Continue reading

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