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Rural Metro and Poor People


The first thing wrong with the letter from Rural Metro was that it was post-marked June 20, 2003, but noted at the bottom that it had been revised July 8, 2003.  Okay, we have just moved into the surreal world of … Continue reading

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Resume of an Activist


Anne C Woodlen Syracuse NY 13210                                                          “Perhaps when we face our maker, we will not be asked, ‘How many positions did you hold,’ but rather, ‘How many people did you help?’” ―Thomas S. Monson In 2001 I began the work … Continue reading

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What Gives You the Authority? (Part II)


Nine days later, I wake up to the realization that neither Greg Allen nor Notchaca has followed up, so I call Notchaca.  She tells me that she called Heidi at DOH and Heidi said she would take care of it; she … Continue reading

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“I Alone Am Left to Tell You”


So my friend and I are eating fish sandwiches at Green Hill Market on Friday night when suddenly I experience a mind-blowing pain in one of my teeth.  I go home, remove my partial dentures, and rinse with warm salt … Continue reading

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It’s Called Free Speech (Part II)


[Continued from 6/15/11] Last night I asked Susan if she had ever before had any trouble with Medicaid. She wasn’t sure.  Upon further questioning, I learned that she’s not sure how long she’s been on Medicaid “this time”—she thinks it’s … Continue reading

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


Excerpts of my letter were read at the Disabled In Action committee meeting with lawyers, county legislators, David Sutkowy and Zachary Karmen in attendance: Dear Commissioner Sutkowy, I am requesting that you immediately direct Chief Welfare Attorney Zachery Karmen to stop misusing … Continue reading

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


Then I get to remembering.  In the 1980’s, a special prosecutor uncovered two corrupt schemes in Onondaga County government.  In one, the county department heads were shaking down their employees twice a year for contributions to the Republican Party.  In … Continue reading

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