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And Now the Idiot du Jour’s Boss


[Consequent to https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/dr-w-c-elliott-the-idiot-du-jour/%5D Dr. Michael Iannuzzi, Director UHCC Adult Medicine MR Nephrology Dr. Elliott Dear Dr. Iannuzzi, I am in receipt of your letter of Sept. 10 regarding the above-captioned matter in which you threaten to terminate my health care … Continue reading

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Continued Letter to Rural Metro, and Consequences


(And oh, by the way, I have recently instituted a new personal policy that I will never keep a driver waiting for more than fifteen minutes.  My salvation is in Christ, not American medicine, and if the doctor is late, … Continue reading

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The Right to Nap


 “Can you provide me with the details of your complaint at the property so that I may get in touch with the Management Agent.”  HUD Buffalo agent Sure.  Last Thursday, August 23, I was in bed, asleep, and only half-dressed, … Continue reading

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Curing Depression, and Ain’t Payback a Bitch?


Several hundred of you have been following my problem with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), so let’s use it as a teaching moment.  Follow the bouncing activist to learn how to effectively complain. I wrote up the story of how the … Continue reading

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Water Doesn’t Flow Up


Anne: You are right, that the problem devolves into a political concern. However, it’s not simply a matter of “hierarchies,” but the way in which the struggle to overcome that polity emerges. Complaining about the abuses of the system is … Continue reading

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The Police Response to the Incident


The incident–a disturbance among tenants–was reported here on May 28 (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/the-incident/). A police car pulled up in a couple minutes and Matthew Malinowski (badge 302), a young white man, about 5’7” and 140 lbs., interviewed me.  A friend of the woman … Continue reading

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From Compliant to Complaint: Moving the I


An activist is someone who takes action to fix a problem while everybody else walks around it and complains. My friend Arleen and I—and thousands of other people—went to the Fourth of July concert at the NYS Fair grounds.  Arleen went to use … Continue reading

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