Agent Orange decision at issue

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki last month asked Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, to cancel a hearing on the secretary's controversial decision to add more diseases to the list presumed caused by Agent Orange and other herbicides in the Vietnam War.
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Steven Gray

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Jun 16, 2010
 

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Sen.Webb is correct.The longer he can put off the Vietnam Vets the less it will cost to help them out as cancer and heart diease are quickly eleminating his problem.
Bill Ward

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Jun 16, 2010
 
Sen. Webb's concern is that the new presumptives are simply the diseases of an aging 'boomer' population. However, an alarming amount of us started experiencing these diseases 20-30 years ago.
richard erickson

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Jun 16, 2010
 
Mr. webb is saving loads of money by delaying the approval. My mother got heart disease in her 80s, my brother in his 70s,wonder why i got it in my 40s...
Paul Boswell

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The heart disease's the Viet Nam Vets have are way before the time they should be expierencing them. Our Fathers did not have these problems till in their seventies and we have had to face them in our forties and fifties. It all boils down to money. We always have enough to take care of Wall Street and auto companies but seems there is always a problem when it comes to taking care of our veterans. I believe Sen. Webb is looking out for the veterans of his family to pass such a large education bill for those vets. Perhaps because they are larger in number and soon enough time will pass and most of the Viet Nam vets will have passed with it. The five air medals I have and the other awards don't mean a whole lot. Senator Webb should be ashamed to call himself a Viet Nam Veteran.
DAVID JEAN

Jaffrey, NH

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Jun 18, 2010
 
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE 60 DAYS GO BY. wILL THE
DISEASES BE FREE TO BE ADDED TO THE AGENT ORANGE
LIST.
DAVID JEAN

Jaffrey, NH

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Jun 18, 2010
 
wHAT HAPPENS THE 60 DAYS PASS. wILL THE THREE
DISEASES BE ABLE TO BE ADDED TO THE AGENT ORANGE
LIST. dOES ANYONE KNOW HOW ALL THIS WORKS.
Bob Carothers

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Jun 20, 2010
 
Nam vet that has all the symtoms of the heart and was hospitalized in country (Vietnam) for high fever uncontrolled vomitting from a direct spray from overhead incountry SSA Dr found I had heart problems back in 1980's and have been turned down for PTSD, Cancer, maybe this will wake someone up!
All Biopsies that I have had come back with damaged cells, but each time I file I am turned down. Time for the military to come clean and pay those of us that went and came home to be called baby killers!
I have 2 different kinds of cancer, was on SSA and had to prove that I was sprayed with these chemicals and drew 3 years of avg
$500. a year for Agent Orange.
alexy

Sacramento, CA

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Jun 27, 2010
 
OBM following president Obama instructions, lot of talk just to hold off as long as possible THE FINAL RULE: I read but had a hard time understanding what exactly the OBM and Obama had up their sleeve; comes down to hold funds until 2012, At least we had top VA official on our side
Free American

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Jun 28, 2010
 
I read where one vet described being contaminated by AO. He said he could see the orange liquid dripping from the trees onto his unit.
hmmmm Agent Orange isn't ORANGE. Anyone know WHY it's called 'AO'?

NOT making light of the vets suspected of AO poisoning, so don't try going there.

Viet nam vet 1966 & 1967 here.

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