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Death of a Citizen; Birth of a Christian


In the homeless shelter, I was required to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD).  In July 1991 I was declared totally disabled and awarded SSD; with that came Medicare and Medicaid.  Transitional Living Services got me out of the shelter and … Continue reading

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How I Got Off Welfare (Part I)


            I got off Welfare by becoming homeless.  The reality of life is that when you become poor then things start to unravel pretty fast.  You have no good options.             It was 1991.  I was too sick to work … Continue reading

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The Last Friend You’ll Ever Have


I lay here in the pre-dawn darkness thinking about “tired.”  I always am these days.  It seems there isn’t enough sleep in the world to restore me to “rested.”  I wake up feeling fine, get up and get on the … Continue reading

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A Medicaid Program to End All Medicaid Programs (Part I)


Euthanasia. You want us poor folks dead, so why not be honest and advocate for it?  We know you want us dead.  We read it every day on Syracuse.com and in the Letters to the Editor.  We see it and … Continue reading

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Dr. Nasri Ghaly, Psychiatrist (Part 3)


In the 1990’s, Dr. Ghaly’s day would start before seven o’clock with a mug of tea in his hand as he headed for the car, more or less followed by his children.  There were three:  his first- and second-born sons, Fadi … Continue reading

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