Tag Archives: Freedom

Truth, Respect and Values


SLANDER Comment from bethany J: “you are quite free with your critical comments about individuals- aren’t you afraid of getting sued? I think you commit slander with these articles.” In the first place, only a fool would sue me because … Continue reading

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So I Wrote to Rural Metro . . .


August 2, 2003 Mr. Michael Addario, General Manager, Rural Metro Re:  Medicaid Transport Dispatch Dear Mr. Addario: Please be advised that your employees are restricting my choice of transportation carriers. Last week, while on the phone with one of your … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Idiots in Government?


So the new home health aide hours that Onondaga County has authorized—“effective immediately,” which was on Monday, August 20—are to go on the call-out list, which consists of about eight agencies that have contracted to serve poor people.  John, the … Continue reading

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The Old Man has a Name (Part V)


The Old Man on the Sidewalk has a real name:  Edward C. Bloser.  He was on the sidewalk with his five cartons of possessions because the good Lord put him right in front of me where I’d have to trip … Continue reading

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Inventing “Citizen Power”


            “The Civic Literacy Project was begun in September 1976 to assist citizens in addressing their concerns regarding the future of metropolitan Syracuse.  This pilot project was funded for twenty-four months by the . . . Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and … Continue reading

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Under Cover of Darkness: Onondaga County Government and the Syracuse Newspapers


            What happens to the citizens when the government and the newspapers are in collusion?  What happens to democracy?  Come to Central New York and find out.             In 1955 Stephen Rogers became the publisher of the Syracuse Newspapers—the Herald … Continue reading

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Fly Now


            Yesterday I was reading an old book, one of Gordon Baxter’s.  Bax was a pilot who flew everything he could get his hands on, and he was a writer.  He wrote the love stories of flying.  His column, Bax … Continue reading

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