Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Personal Statement for Law School

Hello everyone.  I know I have been quiet and I apologize.  For anyone that keeps up with my writings I feel that you deserve to know why.  I work full time like many of you, but I also have a part time job now as well, plus I have a rental property I have to keep up with.  I am attempting to balance the here and now, with any potential future that I have.  I am also still attempting to find a career, rather than just have a job.  If our economy was as amazing as the drive by media likes to proclaim, this would not be as big of a problem as it is.  I also have been experimenting with videos...  I am still active and concerned, it is just that I am unable to keep up with every form of media.  I spend way too much time on twitter, because anything you do there is short and sweet (or not so sweet). 

This is an edited copy of my personal statement for law school.  I am pushing the concept that I have overcome socioeconomic misfortune in my life and thus deserve a chance at law school.  The problem is that I do not truly believe those in the ivory towers of academia truly understand what life is like in the real world.  So I pushed the envelope in my statement to try to give them an honest taste of what it is like to be poor in the USA.  I did edit out any information that would make who I am obvious, because I do value my privacy.  If I am put into the limelight, it will be by choice and not because some liberal ass wagon wants to make me stand out.

On to the statement...

suscitate aka Room 101
Personal Statement
            My personal statement is going to be different from most.  I could explain in depth the logic of why education was irrelevant to me as a teen.  I could explain that I consider my true parents to be violence, because I was in a world of constant violence (home, school and streets).  I could explain what it was like to be in Detroit when it was the murder capital of the world and we were proud of that fact.  Or I could try to explain the mentality in Detroit that led to five hundred plus fires every Devil’s Night.  I could even attempt to explain what I saw as Young Boys Incorporated developed the youth gang model that not only is prevalent throughout the USA, but is spreading all over the world. 
            Instead I am going to share a parable that I developed when I tried to explain what the environment was like of my teenage years and how it affected me as an adult.  My friend has a PhD in psychology and is use to dealing with ex-convicts, helping them adjust to society upon release.  Despite this fact, when I first told it to him, he was shocked.  I was told that this attitude could not exist in the civilized world that it sounded more like the Third World. 
            “I need money and it does not matter why I need money (drugs, alcohol or simply to eat).  It also does not matter how I get the money.  The only thing that matters is for me to get money so I can take care of my needs for today.  You have money, so I rob you.  My problems for the day are taken care of.  If I get arrested for robbing you, I get a roof over my head, three daily meals, healthcare and I watch television.  My problems are still taken care of.  If during the act of robbing you or some related to it afterwards I end up getting killed, guess what... My problems are still taken care of.  There is no downside of me robbing you (or committing any other crime), so why should I do anything but attempt to satisfy my needs for that day?”
            What is truly sad is that no matter how different I am today, I still miss those days.  I realize that times have changed and I really would not want to return to that lifestyle.  Maybe it is just because I do not want to face the fact that I wasted my youth.  Or maybe it is because I am jealous of what I never had.  I remember one time about fourteen years ago I was in a doctor’s waiting room here in XXXXX.  There was a mother with her child in the waiting room and they were talking.  I cannot remember the approximate age of the child or even the sex of the child, but I remember the feelings that were shared in that conversation.  I found it absolutely corny and disgusting; it was like something out of a Leave It to Beaver episode.  It was the sort of mentality that has not existed in the USA for fifty years.  Yet there was a part of me that was jealous and envied that child, for other than the violence of the streets the closest thing I had to the love of a parent was from a German Shepherd.  I remember crying when he died at the foot of my bed when I was around fourteen.  I did not cry at my grandmother’s funeral, when a close friend was killed or when a girlfriend overdosed; but my dog’s death affected me.
            This is a taste of the youth that shaped me into an adult, so yes I believe I bring very different experiences with me to XXXXX Law.  The only experiences I have in law are from the wrong side and not because I have family or friends in the field.  I bring empathy and understanding to the concept of justice, but without blanket forgiveness.  Everything on the streets is like a game, you play and you pay.  The USA (XXXX) area is also very attractive because of how quiet it is and the close proximity to XXXXX.  I also am very concerned about debt, since I am twenty years senior of the average law student.

Monday, November 3, 2014

On November 4th Vote Wisely!

While walking down the street one day a corrupt Senator was tragically hit by a car and died.

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."

"No problem, just let me in," says the Senator.

"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."

"Really?, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Senator.

"I'm sorry, but we have our rules."

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne.

Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.

They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go.

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven...”

So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."

The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell."

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell...

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.

"I don't understand," stammers the Senator.

"Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"

The devil smiles at him and says,

"Yesterday we were campaigning, Today, you voted.."

Vote wisely on Tuesday .....

Saturday, July 26, 2014

No Amnesty again!

To my 3 DC reps,

We are enduring what is the equivalent of an invasion on our southern border.  This during a time when we have the lowest labor participation rate since the late 1970s.  Our society cannot afford to allow entry of people that will not add value to our country.  My grandparents (on my father's side) came from Greece in the 1920s.  Looking at Greece today, I understand the opportunity that I have being an American.  Yet we cannot just allow a flood of immigrants to enter our country unchecked.  Amnesty has been granted in the past and the only that it accomplished was to create another situation where we have millions of illegals.  We must force people to only enter our country legally!

What I propose is a combination of procedures that have been adopted by many other countries. 
First- we need to switch to right of blood instead of right of soil.  Just because someone is born here (especially if their parents are here illegally) they do not deserve the blessing of US citizenship!
Second- We need a point system in place, much like Canada has.  This point system is based on being able to read and write English.  The amount of education that the person has.  Their age and potential to adapt to our culture.
Third- Also like Canada has, they require that immigrants that do not have a job waiting, must prove that they have enough cash to support themselves and their family for a period of 6 months during that time it is considered that they will be seeking employment. 
Fourth- Much like Norway, if anyone is ever caught here illegally, they can never (under any circumstances) be eligible for citizenship or even a visa.
Fifth- Much like any country, they must be healthy and not cause a burden to our healthcare system.

We are a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws.  We cannot reward individuals who break our country's laws with citizenship.

I will not only vote against anyone who votes for amnesty, I will actively campaign against them.  This is my country and I will fight for it.

Thank you,
Room 101

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mexico and Israel

To My 3 DC reps,

I am very disturbed by the fact that I have not heard any support going for Israel as they attempt to defend themselves during the present crisis.  I expect the Obama/Kerry combo to ignore our greatest friend in the world, but I have not heard any support from the Senate and House of Representatives.  We truly do need to stand up and let the UN and rest of the world know that we love and are 100% behind Israel.  So I respectfully request that you do your part to publicly remind the world that the USA stands with Israel!

Now when it comes to Mexico, I am truly disturbed by the fact that they continue to hold our Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.  Unlike Bowe Bergdahl, Sgt Tahmooressi served with honor, only to be abandoned by the USA in Mexico.  He has been treated in such a way that if he was a POW we would be up in arms!  Mexico needs to surrender our Marine or face severe consequences!  I would support closing the border completely and not allowing any Mexican nationals or freight to cross the border.  I also would support termination of the NAFTA agreement.  I am willing to bet money that if Sgt Tahmooressi accidentally crossed into Canada, the Canadians would have been more than happy to tell him to turn around and go home.  Mexico needs to be reminded that we are the superpower and they cannot treat our people in this way.

Thank you,
Room 101

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Washington Redskins vs US Patent Office

My 3 DC Reps,

I am part Sioux, however it is too small of a percentage for me to vote in tribal elections or gain any benefits.  That does not matter as much as my pride in each of my ethnic groups.  Despite this I do not refer to myself as any Blank-American.  I am an American of this and that heritage.  I say this because we all come from elsewhere, but we are supposed to be Americans first!

What does bother me is the attack on our Constitution.  Freedom of Speech guarantees us the right to say stupid things, but it does not guarantee that we will not be offended.  The pressures that exist in society is more than enough PC BS for our society.  The government getting involved in enforcing PC BS as defacto law is very disturbing.  This seems to be trivial, but the assault on our Constitution cannot be allowed.  The US Patent Office needs to back down, either willingly by being asked by yourself or by being forced through legislation. 

Thank You,
Room 101

Friday, May 30, 2014

Why I changed from blog talk radio to youtube

This is really not  a big issue, but I did want to share some of my reasons with many of the great people that follow and encourage me.

Blogtalkradio sucks!  For $39 a month the value is not there.  Once I attached my twitter account to my blogtalkradio account, I could not log in with my acct name and password, I had to use my twitter account to log in.  I would have errors that cause me to lose my connection, but the BTR website would never inform me of this.  The result I keep talking and you hear dead air. 

My biggest problem actually is now that I have canceled my service with them.  Upon canceling I have discovered that I cannot erase my credit card information from the website!  This bothers me to a degree that I cannot begin to complain about.  Just to add insult to this, I wrote to customer service a week ago and as of 30 minutes ago, my credit card info is still attached to the account.  Obviously BTR is more concerned with getting their money than customer safety.

All the above could be worked around however, I could just move to another service.  To be honest I just have not had the time to dedicate to a daily or even weekly show.  Right now I am considering taking on a second or even third job.  There is still the possibility for law school in 2014 or maybe even 2015.  This will require more planning and preparation, which leaves even less time to plan and carry through with an internet radio show.

I must also admit that advantage of using a video (youtube) format are many.
A- I can make a 5-10 minute video almost anyplace and anytime (thanks to smartphones).
B- Youtube is free!  $39 a month may not sound like much, but bills add up.
C- I am not the only person who is busy.  The audience does not have time to sit and listen to an unknown for 2 hours.  To put things in short snippets, despite lack of feedback, enables larger exposure.  With this exposure, hopefully greater thought will be given to various subjects.

So why did I erase all my shows on BTR?  I did not want to lose control of my creations.  I believe that you can only erase shows from your account if you are a paying member.  I do not want someone else to be controlling what I created.  So I downloaded all of my shows, stored them on my computer and on the cloud.  I then deleted them from the BTR account. 

I actually have no hard feelings with BTR, they simply provide a format and service.  It could be better, but that is true of any product/service.  I just had to move on...

Doctor Love
aka Suscitate
aka Room 101

Saturday, March 15, 2014

letter I wrote to my DC reps March 15, 2014

I have to voice my concern over this saber rattling that is going on and promises of aid to the Ukraine.

First I want to point out that I am no hippie, though I also am no NeoCon.  If the USA needs to go to war, I say we go all out and obliterate our enemy.  Yet this should only be done when it is in our national interest.  The Ukraine is NOT in our national interest and they are not in our sphere of influence.  They are not a member of NATO and we have no obligation (under no circumstances, forget humanitarian arguments) to support or get involved in this dispute.

We cannot afford to give away money!  We are $17+ trillion in debt, with another $50+ trillion in unfunded liabilities.  The exact number of our un and under employed can be as high as 20%.  We have more people collecting welfare than at anytime in history.  Then to top it all off, the work participation numbers are the lowest they have been since the late 70s.  Let the EU shell out money and loan guarantees and let them provide military aid.

This Ukrainian government is not so innocent to begin with.  The extended protests in Kiev that led up to this were very shady and personally I refused to take a side.  I work with a German national and even he said both sides are too corrupt to deal with.  So maybe we should STAY OUT!

It is shameful that Obama would use this as an effort to rattle sabers in an effort to unite the American people behind him and his failed policies.  I will not fall for it.  He is not going so far for the people of Venezuela and their struggle is much more just and they are in our sphere of influence.

Want to fix the economy, kill ACA, lower taxes, issue tort reform, kick out illegals, cut back on welfare, and eliminate the most burdensome of regulations.  I use to own a business in the early 90s.  I would never start another one in this environment.  The cost of doing so are just too much of a burden to make it worthwhile.  If I was an engineer and created something, I would have it built overseas.  The cost of production in the USA is too high to be competitive on the world market.  This is the reality of our economic situation, I am sorry if you do not see it in DC.

Room 101