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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Va Records, Clinical Trial, Privacy

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Think Commander Bob referenced 'clincal trials' and veterans possible unknown participation. So I took a look at the VA website for Hippa and FOIA information. I found this - very broad interpetation of, imho (cgho) - if they wanna get my info they're gonna. (Haven't found where I can opt out as of yet!)

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Veteran, Patient, Employee, and Volunteer Research and Development Project Records-VA

Wakeup Note: When I first searched the VA website for 'privacy policy' its an amazing read. For instance THEY COLLECT - what path we took to their website, the site we visit just before or after accessing and I.P. address and browser used, + other things.

Yup, changing my Internet Ops asap!!

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Hey Cowgirl,

That was an interesting read.

The practice of collecting previous site, browser, operating system, etc... is used primarily to help the web site authors target their most common visitors, like targeted marketing. The information is also used by network/web security departments to help identify malicious threats. This happens everywhere and is considered normal.

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Targeted marking - identification of threats - terms of service, your're right, its all in the details and how the reader interpets it I suppose.

Poor memory here at times, so even a lil reminder doesn't hurt me. Am retired military so very little really surprises me. :D

Hey Cowgirl,

That was an interesting read.

The practice of collecting previous site, browser, operating system, etc... is used primarily to help the web site authors target their most common visitors, like targeted marketing. The information is also used by network/web security departments to help identify malicious threats. This happens everywhere and is considered normal.

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Yes, this doesn't mean they can get your personal info on your computer, just collecting IP address which is basically nothing. Always a good practice to delete your cookies every now and again.

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Targeted marking - identification of threats - terms of service, your're right, its all in the details and how the reader interpets it I suppose.

Poor memory here at times, so even a lil reminder doesn't hurt me. Am retired military so very little really surprises me. :D

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It sounds scary, but it is actually kind of innocent. I was in for five years, but had I stayed for my 20, I would have retired this year. I totally know what you mean. :D

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The VA uses HIPPA as a shield from disclosure of the many evil things that they do.

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