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Presumptions established pursuant to the Agent Orange Act of 1991

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Continued from last issue

After reviewing the IOM’s analyses and relevant scientific studies, and consulting with medical and legal experts in VA, I determined that the evidence concerning b-cell leukemia’s, Parkinson’s disease, and ischemic heart disease met the “positive association” standard of the...

Schaller's Politically Incorrect Lexicon: A Navigation Guide To The PC Cultures of Mckinley County NM (and planet earth )

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CHAPTER THIRTEEN: WATCHDOGIE ROUNDUP Part Two – The Federal Corral

CONSERVATISM: Individual freedom, personal responsibility, content of character, Judeo-Christian values, Constitutionally limited government, free market capitalism, fiscal responsibility.

LIBERALISM: Self-righteous elitism, unaccountability, covetousness, collective thought, identity politics, good intentions overriding consequences, and a neurotic need for control of others thru government regulation and political correctness.

DEMOCRAT PLANTATION MENTALITY: Liberal elite masters give economic dependents government entitlements in exchange for political support but, at the same time, take away their freedom...

Guide to the stars WEEK OF Jan. 15 – Jan. 21

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According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the stars don’t just appear brighter during the winter — they’re brighter. Summer’s warm weather has more moisture and creates a hazy sky, but the long cool nights of winter literally open up the sky. In New Mexico, we’re lucky to experience brilliant skies all year round. When you feel drained, look up towards the sky and allow winter’s crisp, clear, skies to shine light on your path.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Your hard head breaks through glaciers and your purpose driven nature is enviable. However, in an attempt to recreate yourself you’re breaking others down. This isn’t the mark of a great life, but a weak one. Reevaluate...

Providing More Help for the Community

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It was a cold and snowy morning on Jan. 8 at the old fire station on Second and Maloney, and the veterans of the A-Team assembled slowly, rubbing their hands together for warmth and leaving their jackets zipped all the way to the neck until the heat eventually seeped through their systems.

This was a very informal meeting, with barely over half the team present, and initial talk continued to center around various frauds being perpetrated against veterans and seniors, which in this context were one and the same. A recent article in the AARP Bulletin put the scams for one year at $12.76 billion in America. Lots to talk about there, including ways to circumvent the predators that would...

Presumptions established pursuant to the Agent Orange Act of 1991

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In 1991, Congress enacted the Agent Orange Act of 1991, which prescribed a more focused and proactive policy for addressing these Veterans’ concerns.  The Act directed VA to seek to contract with the National Academy of Sciences, a respected independent expert scientific body, to evaluate the evidence regarding the health effects of exposure to herbicides.

Under that requirement, VA receives reports every two years from the National Academy’s Institute of Medicine (IOM).  The act further directed VA to establish presumptions of service connection for any disease discussed in the IOM’s reports for which the evidence showed a “positive association” between...

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