Tag Archives: John Mulroy

The Contractor and the Contractee


No, as it turned out, the ACLU could not help me.  The local branch apparently consisted solely of an executive director with no staff. I was sitting out there battering my head against Mike Addario, general manager of Rural Metro; … Continue reading

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From The New York Times (Part II)


Citing those remarks [“We need another sodomizer in Attica like we need another Peter Andreoli in Onondaga County.”], Mr. Andreoli asked Judge Cunningham to disqualify himself when he was called upon to rule in a jurisdictional dispute between the special prosecutor and the … Continue reading

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All You Had To Do Was Say “No”


This morning I woke up dreaming about Warren Zeigler, who developed my passionate commitment to being a good citizen.  He was an adult-learning professor at Syracuse University and, with colleague Grace Healy, presented a three-day workshop on inventing the future … Continue reading

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VESID, CPEP/CPAP, Medicaid & Malpractice: Answers to More Questions


VESID—a drug; I don’t like VESID; Complaints and VESID; is celiac covered under NYS VESID Act? VESID is neither a drug nor an act.  It is New York State’s Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities. (They couldn’t think … Continue reading

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


The government is supposed to do only what cannot be done by the people individually, e.g., fight foreign wars, maintain the Thruway, and support a nursing home for the indigent.  Otherwise, the government is supposed to leave the people alone.  It is … 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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Camel Hair Coat Meets Poor Sick Folk (Part III)


           County Legislator Tom Buckel continues to fire questions at the call-taker at Medical Answering Services and the woman continues to tell him he has to talk to Wayne Freeman, the co-owner, who will be in on Monday.  He asks her … Continue reading

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