Tag Archives: Service Connection

VA ILP–THE FARM REPORT

Just in case the VA sleeps with one eye open to make sure my agrarian pursuits are not a flash in the pan, I present the Grahamcracker report. I have been busy prepping for spring as usual. This always takes … Continue reading

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CAVC–MURPHY V. SHINSEKI-MURPHY’S LAW STILL REIGNS

I often wonder if the original Mr. Murphy ever considered his future enshrinement in the Hall of Giants when he began compiling his laws. I wonder if there was one that covered this sorry mess. Some of us struggle to … Continue reading

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WHO SAYS SEXTING AND DUIs REDUCE WORK PRODUCTIVITY?

We always read horror stories about the VA and government in general. Tip of the Spear in Georgia (Bruce) who brought us the initial reports of “irregularities” in the WWP pay schedules, sends us this equally revolting report on VA’s … Continue reading

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A VA Dental Insurance experience

So far so good!   My spouse decided to give the VA Delta Standard plan a try because he didn’t think he needed much work done this year.  The monthly premium for our region is $9.73 per month.  So far he’s … Continue reading

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POT FOR PTSD?

This was on the front page of my fishwrap this morning. I don’t normally discuss the pros or cons of pot as a medicine. I think adults can come to their own conclusions on the subject with one simple test. … Continue reading

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SPRING–THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

I apologize for my absence. I have been birthdaying, April Fooling, and repotting over one hundred-odd tomato plants. In addition, I have been selling them to benefit our local, non-aligned Veterans Services Organization- KPVeterans- or Key Peninsula Vets as we … Continue reading

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WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE AT WWP

I loved watching that program with Steve McQueen. Unfortunately, my name is now on the wanted poster in Jacksonville and it’s Steve Nardizzi that’s gunning for me. It seems I hit a raw nerve by discussing his living wage and … Continue reading

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THE NEEDS OF THE MANY OUTWEIGH THE NEEDS OF THE FEW.

I am always glad to receive correspondence from Veterans and do not raise my hackles when attacked or called a liar. Remember, we represent a microcosm of America and not a “trend”. We are not a bellwether to point to. … Continue reading

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VA SEARCHES FOR DISGRACED GENERAL TO HEAD HR

After the public relations disaster in Orlando with the VA Human Resources’ cheese and wine tasting/ Karaoke extravaganza last year, VA has been hardpressed to find a suitable replacement that is reprehensible. Fortunately for them, they have the old boy … Continue reading

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VA WIN TO SSI WIN NOT A GIMME

Okay. We have a lot of guys who come here with a shiny new VA 100% or TDIU compensation rating. They all say “What’s next, Nod?” My rejoinder is to admonish them that the SSI/SSD is a different animal and … Continue reading

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