03202008 - My name is Dr. Joe
Butler, but you can call me Joe. This is the start of my blog. I
don't know what to say, as I have never had a blog before. Anyways,
I hope that you enjoy my website:
www.gossys.org. Let me know what you think of it. You can email
me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for viewing this site.
- Some people have asked me about my 'Me & the VA' page. The
question put is: Why didn't the VA pay for my cancer operations?
Well, I didn't know about the VA when I had prostate cancer. Only
after I had run out of money, did a friend of mine suggest the VA.
In 1998, I applied to the VA to take care of my medical needs, give
me a pension, and submit a disability claim. I'm still fighting with
the VA on the disability claim and there is no end in sight.
Unfortunately, there is no policing for the VA methodology, so other
veterans and I are suffering because of the long wait for
confirmation of disability. On another note, I'm about to have my
next operation: removal of my gall bladder. I've had so many medical
operations, I can't remember what the count is anymore. Such is
life. Well, on to other things. I've just had confirmation today,
from the US Patent Office on another of my inventions. I will update
this website when I have the written proof.
04032008 - I have received a postcard from the
US Patent Office confirming my latest invention. The date was
changed to reflect the documented date. A Bulletin Board has been
added to my website. Not any traffic yet, but I expect that when I
have my website promoted, there will be a lot of traffic generated.
Still checking my website for any discrepancies before promotion.
Oh, my gall bladder operation is on June 12th. Just another fly in
the ointment. I'll be glad to get this operation done, as I hope
that it will alleviate a lot of my chronic pain. Have to wait and
10282008 - Well, it's been a long time since I
updated this website. I have been in and out of the hospital pretty
much lately. Still not happy with the VA, as my disability claim is
now in Washington, DC. Funny, I signed paperwork over 2 years ago,
for my records to be reviewed in DC, and then I find out that my
records were still in Oakland CA, all this time! I even had to
attend another hearing at Oakland. I also found out that there are
now 2 judges working on my claim! What a screw-up! The VA doesn't
even know what the hell they are doing. Anyways, my gall bladder
operation was a success, and I am over that. I am going into the
hospital for an operation on my back, this Nov. I also have received
another patent, on a new method to find primes. In the process of
doing this, I also have proved many of the prime conjectures that
have been a puzzle for centuries. It's done now, and as I write
this, the white paper is being presented to a few universities in
Sacramento CA. It will be interesting to find out what other
mathematicians have to say about it. I'm sure it's going to create a
ruckus. I hope that I get a good review.
04232009 - I have received a denial from the
Veteran Affairs on my VA claim. Now, I am trying to find a lawyer
that will represent me, in the Veteran Court of Appeals. Sometimes I
wonder where the VA officials get their education, as I presented
more than enough physical evidence to show that Agent Orange was
used in Panama. Hell, Monsanto, a business that created Agent
Orange; is located in Panama City, Panama! Anyways, I am now
awaiting my next two operations; the first one is on my right knee
for a torn meniscus, and the other is my right shoulder for a bad
rotator cusp. I have put on hold my efforts to create a business
with the compression/decompression software package, as it is too
trying for me to start a new business. I am now looking for a buyer
to purchase the software outright from me. The patio garden idea is
still good, as I am still working to make it a better product.
That's the latest and greatest for now.
10232010 - I have private lawyers representing
me against the VA in Washington DC now. The VA has stated that I am
'incompetent' to state that Agent Orange was used in Panama. My
lawyers laughed at that, as there is plenty of evidence that I have
included in my claim, and there is plenty of data on the internet,
besides the VA's own database showing that veterans have been
exposed to Agent Orange in Panama. The lawyers have written a brief
to have those statements stricken out of the case. Now my claim is
in front of a judge, outside of the VA. The lawyers state that my
case is still winnable, as I should receive a favorable decision by
the end of this year. As of April of this year, I am now at 100%
disability. But, my power of attorney (POA), which is DAV, really
didn't help me get this 100%. I had to do all the research,
write ups, and follow ups; myself.
I have reached the point of my life, where I am
tired, bored and frustrated most of the time. There is not much that
holds my interest anymore. My best friend, Charlie Foster, passed
away last May, and I really don't have someone of his intelligence
to debate with. Still looking though.
My medical conditions are getting worse. My back is
the primary culprit right now. I have had multiple sets of cortisone
shots, and there is no relief in sight. Don't know what the doctors
are going to do about this. Oh, the VA has a new policy about seeing
your primary doctor. It seems that you can't see him before your
allotted appointment. I've tried as I had some major medical issues
that needed to be addressed. No luck. I'm sure the rest of the
veterans are going to complain about this new methodology.