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So What’s New?


The biggest news is that I finally have a home health aide. She is five feet tall, top-heavy, and 58 years old. She has eight children, 24 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, and there’s no nonsense about her. She knows what … Continue reading

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Beginning the Weekend


So the woman who was to start next week as my aide called this afternoon to say she won’t be coming to work. Something about her grandson having to go to summer school, and her son bringing him to her … 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 Only Option


This is the iced tea I’ve been drinking all my life and Hospice plans to take it away from me.  What Hospice will do is discontinue Amelia, who knows how I like my iced tea, and replace her with their … Continue reading

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About That “Free” Health Care


Believe me, folks, you do not want to be poor and sick in America.  I read the comments of the people who think we get “free” health care and how lucky we are and how grateful we should be and … Continue reading

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Opportunity of a Lifetime!


You get to meet me! My awesome aide, Amelia, is taking a week’s vacation from May 22-29 so I need someone to cover for her for a few hours.  Wash dishes, do laundry, cook–stuff like that.  Pay is about $10/hr, … Continue reading

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Zachary Karmen, DSS Chief Welfare Attorney (Retired) (Part VI)


Continuation of letter to DSS Commissioner David Sutkowy regarding attorney Zachary Karmen’s surveillance of disabled people and home health aides working through Enable and ARISE: Now Mr. Karmen has taken another step toward criminalizing the most frighteningly poor people in our society:  … Continue reading

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