Here's the summary:

While serving in Germany, Jack took ill with recurring, debilitating headaches. Bad enough he'll wind up on the floor in convulsions for hours at a time. Bright light (daylight) and chemicals can trigger this.

The Army and the Germans were unable to identify a cause.

Do to a misunderstanding of this, his command decided it was a "personality disorder," and that he was malingering, and processed him for discharge.

After several months, VA initially decided to award disability.

He's stayed at my house at times, and I've seen him on the floor, incoherent and twitching. Anything brighter than a night light can do it. He wears welding goggles to go outside in daylight.

For some reason, the VA never actually assigned him a primary care physician.

Recently, some administrative assbag did the same thing the Army did, and with no medical exam or credentials, ruled it to be a "personality disorder." His benefits are gone.

Because his brain doesn't work right, Jack had no savings.

On appeal (they sent the paperwork to an old address, and he never saw it in time to argue at the time), they scheduled a medical appt.

Because his brain doesn't work right, he missed the appt.

They have now ruled that he's not only not disabled, but not entitled to ANY VA care at all, unless he can "prove" he has headaches by coming to their hospital, which he can't do since he's not authorized VA medical care, and because when a headache hits he can't make a phone call.

DAV has been unable to assist.

He's agreeable to a durable POA so I can access the ER records from the places he's been taken when he's been found on the street during an attack.

What agencies and what strategy do we use to get him covered?

What non-VA options does he have, such as social security, etc?

Oct 21, 2010 6:37:16 PM

I totally disagree with allowing homosexuals to openly serve in the
military. There are many assignments in all of the branches that would
not see much of an impact if the gays were able to serve openly. But,
on the other hand, so many of our positions and assignments would make
it a very uncomfortable and possibly unsafe for all concerned. For
example, as a new private out of boot camp you arrive at your first
duty assignment and your roommate is openly gay. I personally would
have a very difficult time sleeping at night or sharing the latrine
with this individual. Another example with the same private; the
openly gay individual brings his gay lover to his room for a visit...I
could not handle this, because now I'm being teased by others unit
members that I must be gay also. As I mentioned before there are
situations where there wouldn't be much of an impact, but a lot of the
military is not your typical 9-5 job at Wal-Mart. We have to work,
eat, sleep, shower and live together 24-7.

"Oh, god, they might TEASE me!!!!"

Fucking pansy.

I mean, really. "My roommate is a repressed and hated minority, very visible and taking all kinds of flak, but FUCK HIM! People might tease ME!!!!!"

This clown claims to be a retired E8. Possible, I suppose. Douchebags do get promoted on occasion.

But he should also be aware that they try to place like roommates together, and allow swapping of rooms--people who like loud heavy metal tend not to room with those who like country or rap. Smokers and non-smokers try not to room together. Ditto with straights and gays.

I assume he had a very nice, pleasant, desk-bound career where he never had to share a tent, fighting position or bus with females. After all, it would have made him uncomfortable.
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Ballot Title
Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1069 concerns the state seal.

Concise Description: This measure would require the Washington State Seal to depict a tapeworm attached to a taxpayerΓÇÖs intestine, encircled by the words: Committed to sucking the life blood out of each and every taxpayer.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require the Seal of the State of Washington to be changed to depict a vignette of a tapeworm dressed in a three piece suit attached to the lower intestine of a taxpayer shown as the central figure. The seal would be required to be encircled with the following words: ΓÇ£Committed to sucking the life blood out of each and every tax payer.ΓÇ¥ The illustration would be selected from submissions submitted by taxpayers.

vote for this. Now.

"I'm in favor of anything that makes us safer and hinders terrorists."

Really? Awesome.


That was the sound of a latex glove.

Bend over, bitch!