Tag Archives: Service Connection

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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ILP–FALL 2015 PRODUCE

About this time of the year the weather changes and Monsoon starts. It finally rained and not a minute too soon. I know the tomatoes will suffer  but we haven’t had any appreciable rainfall since May. The good news is … Continue reading

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VA VANTAGE POINT– PLEASE EXCUSE OUR CENSORSHIP CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS

Over the years, I wondered how long hiding behind asknod.org would be necessary. When I ‘called Bob’ last September to rescue me, I actually pointed out my blog and a link to it in case he or his little people … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–VA RUNS THE TABLE ON BUTCH 46 YEARS LATER

Over the course of years watching the claims process, rarely have I seen such a desperate gambit to clear the books of all backlogged claims by the magical 2015 date promised several years ago. Read this file closely and see … Continue reading

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ILP–CORNDOGS AND CREAMSICLE MELONS

No crop circles this year to report but lots of phenomenal success growing the creamsicle melons. We had our first last night. Since I do not use anything but organic fertilizer specially produced by my horses on contract, they did … Continue reading

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FED. CIR.–CARTER v McDONALD–SURPRISE SURPRISE SURPRISE SGT. CARTER!

It is said sarcasm is hard to detect in internet postings. So hard, in fact, that over 60% of it goes right over the head of the intended recipients. How sad. Sarcasm is my forte. It’s my raison d’etre in … Continue reading

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THE GOOD HUMOR MAN AT TAN SON NHUT AB

Recently, I wrote about an irate Vet who went off on me re PTSD. In that post, I implied something I wish to clarify. While I have only met, for the most part, combat Vets who have been severely affected … Continue reading

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