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This makes me wonder if DAV is gearing up - trying to grab all the claimants they can before we can start using lawyers.



Hopefully (just hopefully) these accomplished panderers think the lazy days may be coming to an end and that they'd better ramp up their performance. So, call me naive. Hope springs eternal!!


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I think DAV is feeling the heat. If we are able to get decent lawyers to handle vet claims their reson for being is in doubt. It is time they got off their asses and did some work for vets instead of conventions and party time on our dime. Everyone feeds off the disabled vet except the vet.

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Where does everyone get these letters. I am a member and I have not gotten the same letters at all. In fact, I have only had pleasant meetings and encounters with DAV here in NY

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I get their propaganda in the US Mail.

The paper is a little stiff for wipin my ass so I use it to light the grill.


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All they need is the VFW with their Mobile beer keg; the Oscar Myers Weiner Mobile, and they can throw a great big pleasant drunken hot dog party. Just kiddin.

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Carlie- I asked veterans to write to their Senators and Congressmen in support of the Right of CHoice that S 2694 would provide us all.

It is a choice- something we have very little of when dealing with the VA.

I shared some of the letters I sent to Sens, Clinton, Schumer, and my Congressman Randy Kuhl under the LAwyers for vets topic at bottom of the topic list.

The DAV knows that this bill will have impact on every service organization.

While many vets and widows get ample and knowledgable represetnation- many of us dont.

In some way we pay for the "free" services of these vet orgs.

State vet reps are paid from state taxes,Congressionally chartered

vet orgs receive donations and I would imagine same tax breaks- I dont know-

The knowledge of 38 CFR here is by far more up date and more viable then certainly what I personally have seen from vet reps.

For example-I told my POA rep -as soon as the CAVC ran a ticker on Haas at their web site-

Response I got ---"Who is Commander Haas? What AO claim?"

The DAV is trying to build numbers-

new claims- an outreach- so that these vets will be locked into the DAV POA-and not instead seek help elsewhere or hire a lawyer.

I made many significant points in the letters I wrote so that vets and widows get something we have never ever had with the VA before-

a choice.

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We have County service officers in Oregon. They are supported by taxes , of course. Sometimes they are the jobs threatened with cuts when county times are tough. But, if I am unsatisfied with the service I am free to go to another. I have recently done this with good results. Also, I believe if you don't like/approve of your designated POA, you are free to change that also. I am a VFW member but I use the Oregon Dept of Veterns Affairs as my POA. I did this mainly on the adviced of others who had done the same with favorable outcomes.

Re the VFW (tongue in cheek understood) not all posts are boozers. There are many that way though. Having been very active locally and in the State org. in the past, apparently I missed the direction the VFW was taking on the lawyer issue. In our state paper recieved yesterday, it was mentioned about the vote at National conv. to be against that. I am totally in favor of the Veteran being able to make a choice in how a claim is filled and resolved.

The comment about the DAV feeling the heat is probably right, and I would expect the same for the VFW and other veteran service orgs.

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