Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Incident


Today I have to file a citizen’s complaint against a policeman.  This is not going to be a good day. To understand what happened, you have to understand the culture of these high-rise HUD-subsidized apartment buildings.  You have one or … Continue reading

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Speaking of Insanity . . . Centro, Again


My fiancé was a fighter pilot in the Marine Corps. He died when his plane crashed and his parachute didn’t open. I would like to attend the Memorial Day Watchfire that is being held at the New York State Fair.  … Continue reading

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The Thieves at Health Connection


Health Connection, which is a for-profit medical equipment supply company, has stolen from me.  They have stolen my words.  My blog, “Today’s Reason for Occupying Something,” posted here on January 26, (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/todays-reason-for-occupying-something/) has been reposted by them on their WordPress … Continue reading

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Fixing What’s Broken


Good morning, peeps. Here’s the news for today:  I just saved you $155 with Medicare/Medicaid, and my open letter to Centro bus company did some good.  But first, the weather:  it’s gorgeous. The Broken Prong Story I have a power … Continue reading

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What the Post-Standard Didn’t Tell You


What the Post-Standard did tell you yesterday was that– Cuomo in Syracuse on Wednesday to explain his proposal to improve care for New Yorkers with special needs Syracuse — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in Syracuse Wednesday to promote his plan to … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Frank Kobliski, Executive Director of Centro Bus Company


Frank Kobliski, Executive Director of Centro Bus Company CNY Centro Syracuse/Onondaga 200 Cortland Avenue PO BOX 820 Syracuse, NY 13205-0820 May 14, 2012 Dear Frank, Yesterday I was at Shoppingtown Mall when Call-a-Bus paratransit picked me up in my wheelchair at 3:30 p.m.  … Continue reading

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A Little Something for Everyone


Wherein we visit the District Attorney’s Office, the Post-Standard newspaper, HUD management and Time Warner, and are not pleased. The Arrogance of the District Attorney’s Office McCarthy Avenue is a one-block street that runs from State Street to Townsend Street … Continue reading

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