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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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What’s up with the Syracuse Police?


The last time I went to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in my electric wheelchair, I couldn’t find a place to sit so I was quietly wheeling along the parade route.  A Syracuse cop challenged me.  He ordered me to … Continue reading

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Anonymous Hatred and a Computer-Free Day


Today is my First Annual “Shaft” Rant against all the people and things I hate.  How many of your favorites are on my list? “Shaft” is one of my favorite movies because, in about ninety minutes, half the people in … Continue reading

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It’s Called Free Speech (Part I)


Mark Bertozzi just called me.  Who is Mark Bertozzi?  In that thing about the government “of, by  and for the people” he’s the “by” part.   Mark talked to me for four minutes.   Then, when I asked if he would listen to … Continue reading

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R*E*S*P*E*C*T and the Aluminum Baseball Bat (Part II)


Crystal, the black woman who has been my aide, has embarrassed me in public several times.  On one occasion, we were going through the university and there were a bunch of kids spread across the sidewalk ahead of my wheelchair.  … Continue reading

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