Tag Archives: Governance

The Witness


I contacted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and got from them test protocols.  I took these to Dr. Sidney Orgel, a psychologist on the staff of Upstate Medical Center.  He had a private practice run out of an office in … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Onondaga County, political corruption, Power, Powerlessness, Republican Party, Values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trial Preparation


So I kicked the offending travel voucher back to the head auditor and she returned it to Dick Sheeran and a couple weeks later I asked the auditor what had been the outcome.  She gently replied, “Oh, you’d have to ask Mr. … Continue reading

Posted in Government Services, Onondaga County, political corruption, Power, Powerlessness, Republican Party, Values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Conspiracy


According to news reporters and the Special Prosecutor’s Office, around 1970 the officials of the Onondaga County Republican Committee entered into a conspiracy with the bureaucrats of the Onondaga County government whereby department heads were to produce contributions to the … Continue reading

Posted in Government Services, Onondaga County, political corruption, Power, Powerlessness, Republican Party, Values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Indictment


So I testified before the grand jury in the matter of the People vs. Richard Sheeran and life went on.  The only person I talked to about it was my mother. I had been hired by Dr. Gerald Grant to work … Continue reading

Posted in Fraud, Government Services, Onondaga County, political corruption, Power, Powerlessness, Republican Party, Values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Grand Jury


All people share the right and the responsibility to make the decisions that affect their lives together. And so the stage was set:  my ancestors, the Hopes, had set to farming in the Valley before the country was born and … Continue reading

Posted in Fraud, Government Services, Onondaga County, Power, Powerlessness, Republican Party, Values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inventing “Citizen Power”


One night in 1977 my mother told me that she and my dad had signed up to attend something called the Civic Literacy Project.  It sounded good so I signed up, too.  The Civic Literacy Project was funded by the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Fraud, Government Services, Onondaga County, Power, Powerlessness, Republican Party, Values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Skip Two Steps and Listen


What follows is a treatise on governance that is relevant to all those who govern and those who are governed. It grew out of a meeting a week ago between county officials and people with disabilities. The county had established … Continue reading

Posted in activism, advocacy, disability, disability rights, Government Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in activism, advocacy, American medical industry, disability, disability rights, Government Services, Health Care, Humor, Medicaid, Medical care, Poverty, Power, Values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ten Days Later


Ten days ago I posted a complaint, “Ask for a Social Worker, Get a Nurse,” so let’s do an update and see how things are going.  (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/ask-for-a-social-worker-get-a-nurse/ ) I filed the complaint against the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and its … Continue reading

Posted in activism, American medical industry, Depression, disability, Fraud, Government Services, Health Care, Medicaid, Medical care, Medicare, Poverty, Power, Powerlessness, Values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Sixty Thousand Times


I began the blog Anne C Woodlen:  Notes in Passing in August 2010.  It has been read 31,789 times, with 215 being the most in one day.  Behind the Locked Doors of Inpatient Psychiatry was begun in November 2010.  It has been read 28,371 … Continue reading

Posted in activism, advocacy, disability, Government Services, Medical care, Poverty, Power, Powerlessness, Values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments