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The Absolute Total Complete Breakdown of All Things County


The Onondaga County government employs 3322 people, making it the fourth largest employer in the county. However, that fact is kept secret from the citizens. The county, on its official website, reports the largest employers as— 1 Upstate University Health … Continue reading

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How Helpful are You?


But really, let’s do talk about “the scientific community.” The immunologist ordered his tests. The results included: Complement Tot Activity 60 – 144 CAE Units 177 CD8 % SUPPRES/CYTOTOXIC 14 – 37 % 12 CD4/CD8 Ratio 1.0 – 4.0 5.0 … Continue reading

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On Being a Bond-Servant


So Rev. Craig Schaub and I prayed and then we, along with my psychologist, Dr. Paul Cohen, went up to see the hospital’s medical director, whose name is not worthy of repeating.  His job was to catch the flak, as … Continue reading

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Two Suggestions


 But who was I—and who was Wayne Freeman—and in what context was I going to get “special” treatment in regard to Medicaid transportation? Medicaid transportation in Onondaga County bills New York State about eight million dollars a year and carries … Continue reading

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Death of a Citizen; Birth of a Christian


In the homeless shelter, I was required to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD).  In July 1991 I was declared totally disabled and awarded SSD; with that came Medicare and Medicaid.  Transitional Living Services got me out of the shelter and … Continue reading

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Up to a Point


I used to get fired a lot and what I discovered was that if I immediately went down and applied for Unemployment then I’d get a new job within days.  If I didn’t apply for Unemployment then I’d linger for … Continue reading

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You, Me and the Money


“I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there,” Romney told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien.  I’d like to tell Soledad a few things myself.  I’m poor and I don’t see any safety net. Here’s the reality of … Continue reading

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