Friday, November 2, 2012

Mitt Romney's top 3 most horrible Faux Pas

"...for from the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh." Luke 6:45

I believe we, as citizens of the United States of America have to listen carefully to what the candidates are saying and their actions.

Below is brief list of some of his faux pas..

1. One or two online sources report the following quote as a fake quote since there is not a live recording that has surfaced of him saying this...however in Faux Pas #2, his comments are very similar to this embarrasing statement, no cameras were suppose to be at that event, but thankfully someone broke the rules, so the comment could not be denied.
"I understand how difficult it can be for an African-American in today’s society. In fact, I can relate to black people very well indeed. My ancestors once owned slaves, and it is in my lineage to work closely with the black community. However, just because they were freed over a century ago doesn’t mean they can now be freeloaders. They need to be told to work hard, and the incentives just aren’t there for them anymore. When I’m president I plan to work closely with the black community to bring a sense of pride and work ethic back into view for them." Reportedly Mitt Romney

My critique: From viewing faux pas #2, I believe the above statements were made. Although the above statement in itself is totally absurd, the thing that I believe to be most negative about the statement, is that he identified Black Americans as "they", correlated poverty with Black Americans, i.e., them.  Whereas, it should not be a them nor a should be, "We the people of the United States of America," Our financial struggles, and etc. His statement was divisive. It was as if he is saying it is "us" (White America), against Black America.

2. In the video above.

 Romney basically said 47 percent of the United States of America, are poor individuals on government assistance, and based upon his previous statement as indicated above, he may be ignorantly referring that majority of President Obama supporters are poor Black Americans...which is totally false...especially given the fact that Black Americans only make up 13 percent of the population. His statements make it very clear that he would not seek to provide economic relief to the economically disadvantaged in America. It seems as if he would like to take away the resources made available to the people of the United States, on the basis of his stereotypes instead of concrete facts.

 3. “I’m in this race because I care about Americans. I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it,” Romney told CNN February 1. “I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of the America, the 90 percent, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.” My point is proven above that he is not concerned about the economic welfare of the citizens of America, nor does it seem that he views the Presidency as being the top representative and advocate for the people of the United States. It seems he wants to dictate the livelihood, resources, means of income, religious views, and defining morality for American Citizens...Mitt Romney seems to me like he may be a little "dicatatorish".

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Presidential Debates have ended-- the winner is President Barack Obama.

According to Jessica Martin...these debates were very emotional, full of body language, and at times intimidating.:

Debate 1:
President Obama seemed tired and unconcerned about having to put up much of an verbal battle against Governor Mitt Romney and that very much showed. Mitt Romney exuded much confidence in this debate.

Debate 2:
I guess the platform of the debate, "Town Meeting", in which President Obama and Governor Romney spoke directly to the audience and were walking around led to a very physically charged and at times initimidating platform.

  • Mitt Romney
    • Governor Mitt Romney, unfortunately did not properly respect President Obama a few times during the debate by angrily telling the President of the United States..."I am speaking," and other abrupt statements. Although he is competing with President Obama, President Obama is still ROMNEY's President and he showed a lack of respect and Bullying the President to "take a seat and to be quiet. 
    • Body language: Mitt Romney's body language and approach to President Obama was not professional and reminded me of what children and teenagers do and again it was a bullying stance. 
  • Obama was cool, calm, and collected despite verbal disrespect and intimidating stance. 
Debate 3:

President Obama successfully pointed out the discrepencies of Governor Mitt Romney of various platforms especially in foreign affairs. 

  • Governor Mitt Romney has alot of discrepancies and spews out discrepancies aka basically he is winning by lying. I believe Governor Mitt Romney is pursuing the Presidency by saying what the audience wants to hear instead of what his actual stance is... that is called not being transparent. There is a lot of guessing with Governor Mitt Romney, I as a voter, have to guess his stance on issues such as tax cuts and foreign policy because he flip flops and his stance/answer on issues changes on any given day or discussion. 
  • Obama: Governor Mitt Romney is very quick to point out that President Obama failed to deliver. I have to admit, President Obama is an over-estimator as well as an overachiever and an "overpromiser". Sometimes he overdoes it but he is transparent and his Presidency has been transparent and President Obama has strived to do ALL the things he promised to do, nor has he done a "bait and switch." Obama is guilty of promising to get the unemployment rate down to a certain figure and to get the deficit down to a certain he has been found guilty of trying and failing to achieve. But he is not guilty of failing to try especially after inheriting such a economic and financial disaster. 
In a nutshell, the way I see it. Obama has been guilty of overpromising, but yet he is transparent and forthcoming. Romney is guilty of not being transparent and forth coming and guilty of not making concrete promises except for his stance on religious and moral issues. 

The man that I prefer for President is the current President...Barack Obama. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Evaluating the people in your life

When God wants to bless you, He sends a person in your life. When the devil wants to destroy you, he sends a person in your life. How can we tell the difference? By knowing your people connections. Your success depends on the quality of people you are connected to, and there are two types of people you'll come in contact with throughout your lifetime: 

1. those who add and multiply, making you more than you arel 
2. those who subtract and divide, thereby devaluing you. 

Never allow people into your life without knowing their agenda. Find out where they came from and why they want to be connected to you. When a person is in your life and you life is DECLINING, they are not a God connection! 
A healthy connection will protect your self-worth even when you're experiencing a season of pain or struggling with a failure in your life. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Gay Marriage, America's Hypocrisy 101

I identify myself as a Christian. I believe in God and I believe in God's son, Jesus Christ. I believe the Bible is 100 percent God's standard for living... but even if I didn't believe in God and was an atheist or believed that trees were "god" or believed in myths and folklore as my religion and standard for America that would be okay.

According to the United States Constitution in Amendment One--America is a developed country and world power that is marked by its "freedom of religion." Although the United States founding fathers built this nation under Christian principles as time progressed this country became a refugee and melting pot for others who wanted to embrace their own religion and lifestyle without fear of persecution.  

I as a Christian DO believe homosexuality is a sin and according to the Bible, which I believe to be the direct and expressed word of God it is a sin... 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NIV), "Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."

So in that passage many Christians bypass all the rest of the named condemning sins which many including myself commit on a regular basis and focus on homosexuality... ADULTERERS, FORNICATORS, LIERS, GOSSIPERS, SNEAKY BUSINESS MEN/WOMEN, and etc...those individuals are also not set to inherit the kingdom of God. 

Again, I am a Christian and do not agree with homosexuality and I do not believe it is accepted by God. I also believe it is error for there to be gay ministers and that is an abomination since their is either a manipulation of the scriptures or omission of the bible to justify the sin of homosexuality. 

I believe that anatomically we as individuals should see that naturally homosexuality is not normal; nevertheless I believe homosexuality is a choice...some may say that people are born gay; however I am not certain about that. Thereby America is doing its citizens an injustice by not allowing legal unions between individuals who choose to partake in a certain lifestyle. Condemning homosexuals and not equally condemning liars, fornicators,and etc does not make any sense to me. 

I do believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. However if a homosexual couple wants to get married they should be free to do so...nevertheless, I do not believe a minister should oversee it, nor do I believe that homosexual couples should deceive themselves that it will be recognized in the sight of God...since it is written that homosexuality is an abomination. Leviticus 20:13, 1 Timothy 1:10

When America does not grant the legal right for homosexual individuals it shows an unequal weight that is seemingly a civil rights issue. Americans have a history of fighting for their civil rights to be treated as equals...minorities versus White America, American women vs. American men, and now American heterosexual couples versus American homosexual couples. 

Mitt Romney just lost my vote since I honestly felt as if he is desperately seeking the "Evangelical" vote and does not seem to be a President that would be concerned for the human/civil rights of citizens of America...which was well defined in the United States Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

If homosexual couples want to pursue happiness by getting married then it should be up to them...let God who is sovereign decide whether He will recognize it or not... which according to the Bible, He does not.

The human rights issue that should be illegal is Abortion since the unborn fetus CAN NOT decide its fate. Abortion is inhumane and should be illegal. The legalization of murder to a child is horrendous. We as Christians should fight for the future, the future man or woman in the womb, We as Christian should fight for the abolition of abortion, not such a ridiculous zealous movement against gay marriage. 

Barack Obama gets my vote since to me his platform and presidency shows that he is concerned with the welfare of the citizens of America. He does not seem to be going after votes but trying to make certain that there is equality in America and that we are all able to pursue happiness in our lives in the United States of America.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Review of Adelphi University School of Nursing

I have experienced two universities: Howard University and Rutgers University, prior to attending Adelphi University. I had great experiences with administration and professors at both prior institution. However, I was pursuing a major within Business and Labor Relations while attending those academic institutions versus the Nursing degree I was pursuing at Adelphi University. 

Howard University was a great academic experience during the short time that I attended that institution, my only complaints that when I attended, (almost 10 years ago), there seemed to be a very slow process in procuring financial aid award letter and setting up a tuition payment plan with Cashier/Financial aid office.
Rutgers University was and still is a very organized University and during my attendance there, I had no complaints besides sometimes enormous class enrollment.

As a student attending Adelphi University's school of nursing I had a bad academic experience there; in which I would not elaborate too; besides the fact that the nursing administration does not, in my opinion, seek to encourage student advancement within the program and during my attendance, there was a subtle partiality in clinical placement and etc, to students in certain cohort programs. This university is a private institution therefore I believe the nursing administration failed its students by not seeking to procure and secure clinical placement for students to advance within the nursing program and graduate at a reasonable rate. The Spring Semester of 2012, students had to petition and make requests to the provost office for the school of nursing to seek preceptors and placements for students to graduate in the Summer of 2012 and be eligible to take the NCLEX in October of 2012. If students did not receive a preceptor and clinical placement for Summer 2012, they would have to wait until December of 2012 to complete the nursing program and be eligible to take the NCLEX by February. The school of nursing almost jeopordized 60+ students from starting their nursing careers in a timely fashion.

I am happy to state that through petitioning efforts a majority of nursing students were assigned to a preceptor and placed into a clinical spot for the summer.

I write this review to make you aware that I believe, based upon feedback from colleagues, that there are other nursing programs that are well structured and have high student satisfaction...meaning students are please with the nursing administration, professors, clinical availability and course structure. Also be aware that with the current nursing curriculum at Adelphi University, if a student in the nursing program withdraws from one course, they have to withdraw from them all.  Therefore if you choose to attend Adelphi University, I would not recommend working full-time, as so many students included myself did, and going to school full-time.

Although working full-time through most of my enrollment at Adelphi University and going to school full-time, I was able to successfully complete the nursing program with their old curriculum structure. However the curriculum has changed and I do not believe that with the new curriculum I would have had much success; since for 2 semesters I had to become a part-time nursing student because I could not handle the academic load. I believe that I most likely would not have such success while a student under the new curriculum since I would have been tempted to drop classes.

In a positive note: I loved all of my lecture and clinical professors that I had while a student in the nursing program. They are the best assets of Adelphi University school of nursing.

I believe Adelphi University is an excellent university; however the school of nursing administration needs to aspire to reach the standard of excellence that the rest of the University holds. 

I wish you well on your journey for a Physician Assistant, Nursing, Pharmacy, or whatever health/science program you are seeking. Do your research!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Back to reposting on May 1st 2012

God has greatly blessed me last year and this I will share in many of the goals that I met and the desires of my heart that I received. <3 <3

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Right Spiritual Authority-- Do not allow just anyone to speak into your life


"The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." Proverbs 18:21

1 John 4:1, "Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world."

Proverbs 24:6, "6 Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers."

Matthew 7:15-20, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them."

Hebrews 13:7-8,  "Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."

Proverbs 15:22, "Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed."

Ephesians 4:10-13, "He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe. It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."
I was just thinking today on how blessed I am to have a circle of great friends who through time, I know that they care for me, will stand in prayer with me, offer sound/rational advice...I have selected these people to be figures of spiritual authority, leaders in my life.

I am only 26 years old...a baby to many, and yet to the youngin's, an old lady; however I do believe because I made poor decisions regarding listening to the advice of certain individuals who I barely knew and placing them in a position of spiritual authority in my life...I did not progress in a few areas as quickly as I should have and was steered in the wrong direction.

Therefore I encourage you to take it take time to get to REALLY know the person that you are seeking advice from and asking to pray for you. Be very mindful of the person you allow to encourage, discourage, advise, and mentor you. Be around that individual for a while, within a few weeks, a few hangouts, a few discussions, and by praying to God (ask God to reveal to you if this is an individual who can be your mentor), it will be revealed to you.

I have often heard the phrase, "By beholding we becoming changed...," I believe it to be true. I find that in my past when I am consistently around certain individuals they either raise me to a higher standard or understanding in certain aspects of my life or discourage/challenge certain values or goals that I have.

Be watchful of who you permit to influence your life.