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The very first time I got worked up about a defense policy issue and made a stink about it in public concerned the misguided stop-loss policy. The U.S. government, though, has now authorized special payments to those of you who were affected by this policy. Now listen carefully: You have ONE MORE MONTH to file your claim. (I'm looking at you, Flash.) Please do so. Get your money, because, if nothing else, C.R.E.A.M. (Dollar, dollar bills, y'all.)