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This was sent to me in an email and I'm just passing it on.

I do not attest for it's validity.

carlie

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Yesterday I released out information

that the Institute of Medicine, who is

on contract for the Veterans Disability

Commission, has stacked the deck

with their newest appointment of

a 30-year lifer of a VA agency type,

who (in small print) was also a

Veteran.

Today I am giving you the information

to put on an organized opposition

effort to this matter.

The LINK below will take you to the

slide page which the IOM themselves

used at the July Commission session

announcing the new VA appointee.

Let me emphasize here to everyone

that VA appointees have no history

whatsoever in representing the

interests and welfare of the Veterans.

They are there to advance the interests

of the VA and let's all get real about

that.

Todays veterans have to change

and adapt with the new games, the

new deceptions, the new perpetrations

which are cranked out almost daily

by this system. The fact that they

have fronted themselves with

"other Veterans" is not our problem.

We still do have to put on oppositions

and protests to advance our own needs.

I have checked into Guy McMichael's

background and he was only in the

Army for 2 years, assuming that he

may have been injured or disabled.

Since getting out, he has been

a Kiss-Fest lifer for the system

for every waking hour since that time.

He has been the VA's General Counsel,

and a sitting Judge for the Board of

Contract Appeals. Blind Veterans of

America, (and this only comes from

those who have no sense of sight),

are the only VSO's on the planet

who have touted McMichael as a

guy who has delivered "quality

services to Veterans....". Well, where

is that exactly?? It's nowhere to be

found in our Veterans community

other than Blind Veterans.

Just because someone holds a

civil service job does NOT mean

they are advancing the causes

of the Veterans ---- and in his case,

he has been advancing the causes

of the system! Nowhere has he been

sitting in any job that advances the

interests of VETERANS, so I would

say here, that Blind Veterans got

it WRONG !!

I am proposing today that all

Veterans and Advocates go

to the Institute of Medicines

webpage, and fill out the Public

Comment form for the Presumptive

Service Connection Review project

and say as follows:

" I am a veteran, and I oppose the

appointment of Guy McMichael

to this Board, and I demand that

the IOM appoint a separate,

highly qualified candidate from

either the Center for Disease Control,

or the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human

Services, to independantly (emphasis)

represent the exclusive health

interests of the Veterans for the

duration of this IOM review project" !!

So take THAT, you deck-stacking

depraved types !

Please know that your comments will

be posted publicly by the National

Academies when you submit your

completed form. It only takes

a few minutes to do this, and it

will create our own version of

Rolling Thunder in their mailbox.

We are no longer pursuing ways

of the old days, so Parrot-Head

Veterans need to sit back and

go with the flow of change.

The only way to have our true

health matters represented at

such a high science level inside

of this Institute forum, is to

counterpoint it with other licensed

medical types from a separate and

different agency, who will put

Public Health ahead of the self

absorbed budget interests of the

VA to represent us.

You can believe me when I say

that "other Veteran" agency lifer

types are NOT going to speak

for us at ALL !! Let start breaking

away from ways and means which

have proven themselves to

NOT work over our history in

this system.

Go to the IOM Public Comment Form:

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/proje...=IOMX-H-05-03-B

Scroll all the way to the bottom of

the Project page and click on FEEDBACK

About This Project. Then just fill in

the form with your protest message.

Tell them to appoint an exclusive

Vet representive who is both qualified

and from a separate agency from

the VA to represent us. We can do

this and it is totally fair play.

They are rewriting the "science framework"

for both the PTSD qualifying and the

Presumptive Service Connection tables

for the VA Comp & Pen System. Don't

let them continue without one of our

own specially appointed practioner

types sitting at the table too.

The LINK below gives the announcement

slide for them stacking the VA deck.

You can also see the Minutes Report

for July at the Commission website:

http://www.vetscommission.org

Let's get busy and this can actually

be done in one day as we move

on to our many other legitimate

national issues of controversy.

[ see LINK below and mid-message]

Sue Frasier, Army VEV

Albany, NY

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Hello,

Yes, I believe it is a legit concern. I don't know if all fears expressed are real but I tend to think they are based in fact.

Just recently, the IOM was commissioned by the Bush gang to secretly look into ways to review and probably deny compensation for those Vets 100% disabled by PTSD. The media got wind of it and it was called off amid a firestorm of protests by Vets groups. VA made some lame ass excuse to the effect that it was simply a glitch in the stats that caused the review to be considered.

I do believe that they (IOM) will continue to be a lapdog for those who would love to get their hands on more of our benefits by redefining what constitutes acceptable symptoms to substantiate the presence of compensible disease. SCARY STUFF!

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