I was born on December 24, 1960 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Norton Hospital. My Mother is now in heaven and died in May of 1996 from smoking with complications in her lungs. When I was six my Dad left my Mother and gained custody of my Sister and I. My sister was born around 1965 and then a year later we moved to Harrodsburg Kentucky with my Aunt Mary and my Grandmother Mary. I lived with my Aunt Mary and my Grandmother for 2 years in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Then at 8 years old my Dad remarried and we moved to Lexington, Kentucky to be with my step mother. After living in Lexington for 2 years we moved to Darien, Connecticut resulting from my Dads knew job with the telephone company. My Dad worked for General Telephone and Electronics and commuted to New York city everyday to his job. Then later on the company moved to Stamford, Connecticut and now this was a better situation for my Dad. After, the company moved to Stamford my Dad had more time for us and was glad he did not have commute to his job anymore in New York City. We moved to Darien, Connecticut around 1970 and I was in the third grade and was a student at Holmes School and I was about 10 or 11 years old. Then my step Brother was about 1 years old. My half brother was born sometime around 1970 in Lexington, Kentucky. I lived in Connecticut about eight years and enlisted in the United states Navy at the age of 18 years old. I went to Navy Boot Camp at Great Lakes Illinois and went to the fleet and became a Plankowner aboard the USS Thorn DD-88 home-ported in Charleston South Carolina. While in the Navy I worked toward getting my GED and then after my enlistment was over I enrolled at Brookhaven College. Also, I was a student at Video Technical Institute for a short while. Furthermore, I was a student at Dallas Christian College. After the Navy I moved to Dallas, Texas and moved back home with my parents. I enlisted in the Navy on 14JUN1979 and had a wonderful tour of duty. Then I served in the inactive reserves from 1983 to 1985 and completed my obligation to the Navy. I went to many places and saw many things. Then one day I decided to get on Greyhound Bus and move back to Lexington, Kentucky with my Mother. I came back to Lexington, around August 1987 and was at the age of 27 years old. I have lived in Lexington, Kentucky ever since that time. Now, I am part-time student at the University of Kentucky and enjoy higher learning. Also, I go to NAMI meetings and volunteered at the V.A. Medical Center and many other things as well.
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Most politicians use the Media in their campaigns to hold public offices. I have a mixture of political ideologies in social work ideas. However, I lean more towards being radical in nature and believe with some of the ideas of Karl Marx. Yet, I am an American and believe in Democracy. I cannot understand why early radicals in the field of social work were falsely accused of being communist or believing in McCarthyism. This disturbs me and frightens me. Moreover, by keeping a balance with your political ideologies and understanding the big picture of social work you can begin to solve problems in society. Politicians wants the American people to understand their vision for our country and want you to vote for them. In addition, it helps to be more knowledgeable about political issues, because it affects us all. A long time ago most presidents did not use the media to hold public office. But, now things have changed in America and the world we live in today. Politicians are now using the media to become closer to the American people. This is true because technology has revolutionized the world. The age of information and the way we communicate allows us to be closer. We could not do without the freedom of the press to give us our news. The freedom of the press is global and affect us all in this world. The mass media must get the news out and not reveal their sources. The freedom of the press is mentioned in the Constitution of the United States of America. I look at the creditability of the media and decide what to believe and how I should respond. Social learning can make us to learn from the media and that people may want to know more. Then that the media may not be telling the truth, or the media may not be reliable. In some things the public has a need to know. Nevertheless, the public does not know sometimes, and the media is expected to censor their sources because of political reason from our government. The media is very important for us and keeps us informed about what is going on in the world. I do know you cannot get away from the media. Unless you are living in some remote area in the world and do not have the latest technology. Basically, exercise your right as an American to vote and keep our Democracy alive and well. View all posts by The Sea of Justice