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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Graduate's Walk: A Short Story

She elegantly walked down the staircase and into the lobby of the hotel as she prepared to leave for the stadium. Why did her going to a stadium involve poise, decorum, and care in the way that she moved on her feet? A stadium! Why?

 "You're participating in your commencement ceremony—that's why! You could be participating in your commencement ceremony at the local Walmart® and staying at a half-star motel beforehand; and I'd still expect the same amount of decorum from you"—so her mother admonished her. She grumbled, although she did know that a commencement ceremony was not a casual event and daily motion—her mother, thus, had a point about her carrying herself in a formal manner for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of academic achievement

She walked to the stadium with scholarly class, then —and she even made the Color Guard at the typical Ravens games look as if they were futzing-around schlubs whom were playing "Capture the Flag" or "Flag Football". Then there she stood —at the Ravens Stadium she stood —and she was prepared to walk across the set-up-and-take-down stage platform to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Paralegal Certificate....

As she took the documentations of her college completion and certification training in her hand, she walked out of the Ravens Stadium with the formality of a distinguished college graduate and a summa-cum-laude-endowed political scientist and paralegal.


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In honor of Michelle Czarnecki (UMBC '15), whom will participate in her commencement ceremony at Royal Farms (formerly First Mariner) Arena. Michelle Czarnecki will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

I've Just Been Busy...

For example, I got an over-15-page paper done yesterday. I also have to finish the first part of my second research paper over the next two days. After that, I have a Hebrew oral exam for which to study. I also have a yahrzeit to observe (To observe it is not exactly conducive while Mom is playing Christmas music.).

The yahrzeit is for Great-Granddad Czarnecki. On this day, Kislev 27, he committed suicide. He was a troubled man, and hurt others; and he was definitely a candle in the wind—lights can be threatened with extinguishment, and spark up and burn others to try to stay burning.

He also came from a troubled family for sure. For example, Michael Andrews—handsome and talented, but clearly into an inappropriate lifestyle. As for Thomas Andrew, he died from a "long illness"—I suspect AIDS—and he had that awful Washleski cousin who—and it just hit me—used "Tufty" to promote Jack Washleski (and yes, I changed that Wikipedia entry. Get over yourself, Mr. Washleski. Your Jack Washleski could've had his own page if you wanted to talk about your cousin. And if what you say is true, that your uncle loved his wife's nephew more than his own children is just sad—and it maybe explains your cousin Thomas, but how you forget him! And how you deleted the information about William, which I had to add back into the entry! Was William's service nothing to you?).

The Andrulewiczes by themselves were clearly troubled, and this to say nothing of the Danilowiczes (Kirk, Michael, and Mia, anybody?) and the Czerneckis.

By the way, Pop-Pop, you are an Andrulewicz. You are your dad's son. Your brother, with all due respect, is wrong when he says that you look more like a Trudnak—you look like both of your parents—you are almost a spitting image of your cousin Thomas, and don't you forget it.

"If we have Jewish blood..."—well, I do know about it, and I'm proud of it. That you aren't is a shame. That your dad committed suicide in of itself is a shame without adding that he committed suicide during HaHag Hanukkah.

And that I couldn't know how God blessed the nations even through our troubled family is a shame. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

President Barack Obama And His Executive Mandate: Is He Fulfilling The Tenets Of It? (Originally For Class)

So, is President Barack Obama fulfilling the tenets of his execute mandate—in this case, his mandate to be the United States head of state and head of government? The unabashed and clear answer is “No.” Even today, headlines such as “Second wave of health plan cancellations looms”[1] and “White House braces for doctor dump”[2] make clear that he cannot fulfill his self-proclaimed mandates regarding the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). Along with that come headlines such as “How low can it go? ObamaCare poll numbers drop—again”[3].
The headlines unpartisanly make clear that the popular-vote and electoral-vote winner of the 2012 Presidential Election and the then-incumbent President of the United States. Per the CBS-taken poll that was cited in “How low”, “While Republicans are united in their opposition to the health care law, the latest numbers reflect new skepticism among Democrats and independents.” The poll further reflects, “Obama has been facing criticism from his own party for both the failures of HealthCare.gov as well as cancellation notices that have gone out to those on the individual market whose policies did not make the cut under ObamaCare's new standards. The president last week gave insurance companies a one-year extension, allowing them to re-offer those out-of-compliance plans.”
What, then, is President Obama’s mandate? Obviously, it is to be an effective head of state and government, and chief executive who can win and keep the hearts and minds of his constituents and fellow public servants. According to Ansolabehere et. al., “Government touches the life of the ordinary citizen most directly in his or her interactions with bureaucratic agents-at the Department of Motor Vehicles when obtaining a driver's license; in filing one's income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service; at the recruiting center when enlisting in one of the armed services; at the Board of Elections when registering to vote.”[4] Furthermore, “The
bureaucracy is the administrative heart and soul of government. It is where the rubber meets the road-where the policies formulated, refined, and passed into law by elected officials are interpreted, implemented, and ultimately delivered to a nation's citizens. ”[5]
            With ObamaCare, President Obama clearly has not “ultimately delivered [his policy] to [his] nation [read: state]'s citizens”. Despite that Obamacare was indeed “formulated, refined, and passed into law by elected officials[;] interpreted, [and] implemented [to take full effect in 2014]”, it was immediately and has further become controversial and scandalous legislation. Therefore, the ObamaCare scandal (“ObamaGate”? “CareGate”? “Health-Care Gate”?) alone shows that Obama is not fulfilling his mandate as the chief United States state and government executive.
            This to say nothing of IRSGate, which involved the IRS that is supposed to “[touch] the life of the ordinary citizen most directly in his or her interactions with bureaucratic agents-at the [IRS when he or she files his or her] income tax return with [them]”. Instead, with President Obama’s allowance and/or command, the IRS busied themselves witchhunting non-Far-Left individuals and being the inquisitors regarding potential and established non-Far-Left 501(c)3s and 501(c)4s, and other non-Far-Left organizations that must be established or maintained with IRS permission or approval.
            This also says nothing of what happens “at the Department of Motor Vehicles when [one is] obtaining a driver's license [or attempting to do so]”. For one who follows the news, he or she may know that President Obama and Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland are ideologically and partisanly aligned—since both are Far-Left Democrats. If President Obama is influenced by Governor O’Malley—who made sure that “Maryland became the 13th state to either issue or announce it will soon be issuing driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants”[6] —he may get ideas—and scary ideas. After all, he made RomneyCare’s core concept a national concept when he took it from a Massachusetts-state one—to give all citizens who were residing in the certain territory and could or did not have private insurance government-funded healthcare. He made take the ideas of Maryland, “Connecticut, Utah, California, North Carolina, Illinois, Oregon, Colorado, Rhode Island, Nevada, Washington State, Washington D.C., New Mexico and Vermont”[7], and make them a national idea—and without putting citizens and legal immigrants first.
            In conclusion, President Obama is failing miserably at fulfilling his mandate to be the United States head of state, head of government, and chief executive—even to the point at which he has gravely upset his constituents. “Now we are seeing the President's poll numbers plummet. His approval rating of 39% is evidence that Americans have turned sour on him. For a very long time, even when voters did not agree with his policies, his personal likeability remained strong. They viewed him apart from his policies; that is no longer the case. Now, Americans are not liking his policies and they are not liking him very much either.”[8]



Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sample Of My Schoolwork Writing: "Assessment and Analysis of a Scholarly Article" (Originally For SOWK 240)

In full disclosure, I will say that doing this assignment scared the crap out of me. I just hope that I did well on the assignment—i.e., I hope that I covered all of my bases and cited everything correctly. By the way, I—unless I am unaware of some law which states that I can't share my own writing on my own own blog—have the right to share my own writing. Also, for you to cite me if you use this blog entry would be nice; but I would be a hypocrite if I required that you cite that, since I believe in the Bible as opposed to the concept of "intellectual property".

Assessment and Analysis of a Scholarly Article:
Student Critique of “Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Students’ Prior
Sexual Abuse Victimization”
Nicole V. Czarnecki
University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Abstract
            This article attempts to summarize, assess, and analyze Michelle T. Gore’s and Pamela J. Black’s study which is titled “Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Students’ Prior Sexual Abuse Victimization”. Published by Gore and Black (both of whom are affiliated with Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky) in Journal of Teaching In Social Work, the study stands for scrutiny insofar as it employed its chosen type of research and methodology, and insofar as it came to the conclusions to which it came. The scrutiny is the work of Nicole V. Czarnecki, who was then a student in the SOWK 240 (Information Technology in Social Work) class of Dr. Jessica Guzman-Rea at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Czarnecki was a Political Science (as opposed to a Social Work) major and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in December of 2013 (The time of Czarnecki’s critique of Gore’s and Black’s study was October 19, 2013, when Czarnecki was a to-be-graduating senior and Political Science major at UMBC.). Therefore, Czarnecki could not comprehensively assess and analyze the study of Gore and Black, both of whom are in the Social Work field (whereas Czarnecki is in the Political Science field).
            Keywords: analysis, assessment, Black, critique, Czarnecki, Eastern Kentucky University, Gore, social work, scholarly article, study, summary; University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Introduction
            Michelle T. Gore and Pamela J. Black of Eastern Kentucky University conducted and published a study which they titled ““Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Students’ Prior Sexual Abuse Victimization”. Gore and Black published their study in Journal of Teaching In Social Work in 2009, and they described their 2009 publication as a study which “reports findings of an exploratory study surveying 61 students about their prior child sexual abuse victimization.” (Abstract From the Authors) They utilized quantitative work to attempt to answer the query of “What percentage of [Bachelor of Social Work] students [“at a south central U.S. regional university”] has been sexually abused (as defined by [the 2001 Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children] statute) during childhood?” (“RESEARCH QUESTION” &“METHODOLOGY”)
            Gore and Black extensively laid out their 2009 study’s methodology. In sum, the methodology “consisted of 61 BSW students [who were] attending the university during the academic years of 2001 and 2002” and “taking a required course on child abuse”. The students each received “[a] confidential five-itemed questionnaire” (“SAMPLE” & “METHODOLOGY”). The questionnaires effected the researchers to find “that taking a child abuse course may increase BSW students’ self-awareness regarding prior victimization” and “social work students [indeed] report a higher occurrence of prior childhood abuse than the general population” (Abstract From the Authors & “DISCUSSION”).


Assessment and Analysis
            As Gore and Black concede in their study’s “LIMITATIONS OF STUDY” section, “There were several limitations to this study.” One significant limitation is that Gore and Black used a highly-flawed methodology in that they defined “sexual abuse” in the terms of “[t]he state’s current definition of child sexual abuse” (“METHODOLOGY”), which in of itself is highly flawed. The definition, according to Gore and Black, is as follows (ibid.):
“‘‘Abused or neglected child’’ means a child whose health or welfare is harmed or threatened with harm when his parent, guardian, or other person exercising custodial control or supervision of the child:
(e) Commits or allows to be committed an act of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or prostitution will be committed upon a child;
(f) Creates or allows to be created a risk that an act of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or prostitution will be committed upon a child.
(Cabinet for Families and Children, 2001, p. 4)”
            The flaw in the definition is that it “addresses abuse by a parent, guardian, or
others [who was or who were] acting in a caretaking capacity. It does not pertain to sexual abuse from non-custodians, peers, or abuse from strangers. For example, incidents of sibling sexual abuse would not be included unless the perpetrator was acting in a caretaking role with the alleged victim.” The flaw specifically is that the definition does not cover “sexual abuse from non-custodians, peers, or abuse from strangers” or “sibling sexual abuse” as “sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or prostitution” which a “parent, guardian, or other person exercising custodial control or supervision of the child… allows to be committed…[and/or] [c]reates or allows to be created.”
            Given that the definition is as highly flawed as it is, therefore, it alone nullifies and voids the study. After all, a “parent, guardian, or other person exercising custodial control or supervision of the child… allows to be committed…[and/or] [c]reates or allows to be created…sexual abuse from non-custodians, peers, or abuse from strangers” or “sibling sexual abuse”. Whether the custodian mandates, encourages, enables, or fails to act to stop and/or punish any “sexual abuse from non-custodians, peers, or abuse from strangers” or “sibling sexual abuse”, the custodian allows to be committed…[and/or] [c]reates or allows to be created…sexual abuse from non-custodians, peers, or abuse from strangers” or “sibling sexual abuse”. Therefore, Gore and Black must redo their study and base it on a definition that covers any and all custodian-mandated, -encouraged, -enabled, and –commended or –condoned sexual abuse.
            As far as the study’s other limitations, Gore and Black adequately speak to those limitations. Therefore, this critique needs to not comment on those limitations. As this critique aforestated, the study must go through a reworking process and base itself on a definition of any and all sexual abuse that anyone commits against a child.
            In conclusion, this critique assessed and analyzed Michelle T. Gore’s and Patricia J. Black’s 2009 annullable, voidable, and reworkable study which was published in Journal of Teaching In Social Work. This critique explicitly stated that Gore and Black must rework their study because of how they measured their concept of sexual abuse by the standards of the 2001 Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children law, which  inadequately and illogically does not count “sexual abuse from non-custodians, peers, or abuse from strangers” or “sibling sexual abuse” as “sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or prostitution” which a “parent, guardian, or other person exercising custodial control or supervision of the child… allows to be committed…[and/or] [c]reates or allows to be created.”


References
Gore, M.T., & Black, P.J. (2009). Bachelor of social work (bsw) students’ prior sexual abuse victimization. Journal of Teaching In Social Work, 29, 449–460. doi:10.1080/08841230903249786
Paiz, J.M., Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderlund, L., Brizee, A., and Keck, R. (2013, March 1). General format. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
“. (2013, September 28). Reference list: electronic sources (web publications). Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

My Second And final DateMySchool Profile, And...

I'm done with DateMySchool, but you can still look at my profile from it.

I have nothing to hide; I just had an Anti Messianic write to me, and I don't want to get myself or anyone else in trouble--and he wasn't looking to date me, by the way; he was just looking to be Anti Messianic and take issue with my statement that "I don't like when someone doesn't give their faith or their political view. What do you have to hide or be ashamed of?

He apparently doesn't mind Mohammedans, by the way--"Maybe they are actually Muslim and are scared they are gonna be called a terrorist"--, but he minds Jewish Christians. "Jewish Christian? [My reply follows.] Sorry, I don't count that as legitimate. It is vague, misleading, false. The Messiah has not come. [My reply follows. ] My favorite joke, "A guy walks into a bible store, asks the owner if he has the original because the sequels always suck". Jews for Jesus or whatever you are is false and misleading." [Then when I tried to follow his joke with "I'm guessing he was a KJV-only guy?", I replied too late--he blocked me before I refreshed the page, and before I could block him.

Either way, if nothing else, I hope that he doesn't get into trouble with his "rabbi" or his congregation for even writing to me in the first place--even if it was to be Anti Messianic toward me (Notice that I said "Anti Messianic", not "Anti Messiah"--Nehemia Gordon has left me scarred and having to make that clarification every time because of his verbal and spiritual abuse.).

NCzarne1

23 - Female - Maryland
UMD Baltimore County, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Added a description: 1) If you like who I am. I mean, why else would you write (Unless, of course, you fit the "(Or not)" categ... - 24 minutes ago
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Details

  • Last onlineOnline now!
  • StatusUndergrad
  • Height5' 3'' (160 cm)
  • Body TypeA few extra pounds
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityAsian, Middle Eastern
  • Political ViewConservative
  • FaithChristian / Protestant
  • SmokingNo Way
  • SignAquarius

Description

See http://www.about.me/nickidewbear. Meanwhile, I got invited here by "g" someone at UMBC (i.e., g**@umbc.edu)--I have no idea who he or she is, and I'm a little surprised that anyone would consider dating me--especially because I don't exactly fit anyone's mold, and I've already had two failed relationships (I've even had to call the police on both exes.).

Also, to be honest, I'm really not looking right now, and I'm fully and really waiting on G-d this time. I seriously believe 1 Corinthians 7:27--" Are you bound to a [spouse]? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a [spouse]? Do not seek a [spouse]." Waiting purely on G-d and not taking every opportunity is rough, but I speak from experience because of my two exes (See above.).

By the way, my former profile is at http://thenicolefactor.blogspot.com/2013/07/my-former-datemyschool-profile.html. Also, if you really think that we're the ones for each other for whatever reason, please:

a) Make sure that you have tested the spirits (cf., e.g., Deuteronomy 12:6, 13:1-4, 18:20-22; 2 Corinthians 11:1-15, 1 John 4). Satan can blasphemously disguise himself as even Yehovah's Holy Spirit!

b) Make sure that we're compatible in the first place (cf., e.g., Deuteronomy 22:9-11, Ecclesiastes 4:7-12, Proverbs 27:17, Luke 5:36-38, Mark 3:24-25, Romans 14:12-21, Philippians 2:1-3).

c) We can be like, e.g., Moses and Zipporah, Ruth and Boaz, and Priscilla and Aqulia (For more on the latter couple, see Acts 18, Romans 16:3-5, and 1 Corinthians 16:19-20).

What would be, so to speak, a bonus or a plus: if you're a fellow Jewish believer--up to a 1/16th Jewish is fine. See 1 Chronicles 7:14-15 and Galatians 4:22-25. Machir married back into Israel and set the cutoff by marrying the sister of Huppim (Hupham) and Shuppim (Muppim/Shephupham/Shephuphan/), and Isaac was the first Jew (since he was born of the promise). By the way, I have agonized over this to see how much Jewish counts as being Jewish (and I'm Patrilineally ["half"] Jewish--yay! Matrilineally Jewish is valid, too.).

By the way, unfortunately, you can understand where the Confederate/Southern and Nazi perverts (yemach shemam v'zichronam) got their "one drop" rules from--viz. they took something for good (to keep a line in and among Israel for as long as possible) and perverted it into an anti-miscegination rule--again, may the names and memories of the perverts be wiped out! Also, IFD, I'm not proud that I have Confederate ancestors.

Things I like such as movies, books, music, etc.

1)The Bible (I wish that I could list "Jewish/Messianic" or "Christian/Jewish Christian" as my faith.)
2) My culture (Ashkenazi Jewish. I was born in Baltimore, but consider Jerusalem [Yerusahalayim] my hometown.)
3) Blogging (See my about.me page.)
4) Politics (I'm graduating, G-d willing, in December 2013 with a B.A. in Political Science)
5) Genealogy and family history
6) General history
7) Honesty/Emet (One of my core values, and which includes full disclosure as appropriate)
8) Justice/Tzedek (Another core value)
9) The Hebrew and Yiddish languages (And I'm taking Hebrew 101 in the Fall 2013 semester.), and other languages (e.g., Spanish, de cual hablo un poco)
10) "Geraldo At Large" (I even had a major crush on Geraldo Rivera, which I admittedly let get me into trouble.) and other shows on FOX News
11) Social media (See my about.me page.)
12) Footnotes (which I clearly need the ability to use and add to this profile)

Things I DON'T like such as politicians, assignments, etc.

Anti Messianics ("Antimissionaries", "Countermissionaries"). You can't get any worse than to compare people like me to self haters like Hitler and George Soros, and the pogromists and other Anti Semites who proselytized my ancestors into converting. Besides, I had enough to deal with UMBC Hillel (and don't tell me that you're welcoming of all, including all Jews, if you can't stand Messianic or Patrilineal Jews). I also dislike political extremists (When G-d says to turn neither to the left nor to the right, He means it.). By the way, don't tell me that I have to keep all 613 mitzvot, either--I'm under the New Covenant, and the self righteous and political extremists (usually on the Far Right) are the ones telling me that I have to keep what Yeshua came to fulfill.

I (clearly) also dislike Self-Hating Jews and Anti Semites besides the ones who I mentioned above. Don't you dare, e.g., call me a "Khazar" or tell me that the Lemba, Bene Israel, Kaifeng Jews, and other Non Ashkenazim and Non Sephardim aren't Jews (One way to wrangle me is to pull that Ashkenazi and Sephardi Supremacism stuff--and I'd be remiss to not speak up for other Jews, especially because I'm also one of the kinds of Jews that PM Netanyahu, Ex-MK Avigdor Lieberman, Ovadiah Yosef, and their kind--as well as their Leftist and more-secularist counterparts--dislike.).

I further dislike other kinds of abusers (If you don't think that Anti Messianics and Anti Semites fall into one or more categories of abusive people, I suggest that you read "The Verbally Abusive Relationship".), racists and ethnocentrists (because, e.g., my mom is--as far as we know--mostly gentile [She is of Jewish descent, but she's still gentile.], so I'd be absolutely remiss to hold Jews above gentiles or vice versa), and people who are against disabled people (There has to be a separate category of abusive people for those who dislike the disabled.).

I also further dislike anyone who's here and already has a significant other. You're putting a temptation into your purview and risking your relationship (whatever kind of relationship it is--i.e., dating, engagement, or marriage). By the way, I was invited here and am not looking for a significant other, so you're ultimately only kidding yourself if you call me "a hypocrite"--as I stated, I seriously believe 1 Corinthians 7:27.

Please write me (or not) if...

1) If you like who I am. I mean, why else would you write (Unless, of course, you fit the "(Or not)" category; but you can stay away, then.)? BTW, some people think that I'm weird. Others get that I'm also aiming to promote my work outside of here--e.g., with that status update about that one Latvia supporter. After all, get used to the fact that you're looking at an at-least-aspiring commentator here, so you need to know what you're in for.

PS Again, if you really think that we're the ones for each other for whatever reason, please:

a) Make sure that you have tested the spirits (cf., e.g., Deuteronomy 12:6, 13:1-4, 18:20-22; 2 Corinthians 11:1-15, 1 John 4). Satan can blasphemously disguise himself as even Yehovah's Holy Spirit!

b) Make sure that we're compatible in the first place (cf., e.g., Deuteronomy 22:9-11, Ecclesiastes 4:7-12, Proverbs 27:17, Luke 5:36-38, Mark 3:24-25, Romans 14:12-21, Philippians 2:1-3).

c) We can be like, e.g., Moses and Zipporah, Ruth and Boaz, and Priscilla and Aqulia (For more on the latter couple, see Acts 18, Romans 16:3-5, and 1 Corinthians 16:19-20).

What would be, so to speak, a bonus or a plus: if you're a fellow Jewish believer--up to a 1/16th Jewish is fine. See 1 Chronicles 7:14-15 and Galatians 4:22-25. Machir married back into Israel and set the cutoff by marrying the sister of Huppim (Hupham) and Shuppim (Muppim/Shephupham/Shephuphan/), and Isaac was the first Jew (since he was born of the promise). By the way, I have agonized over this to see how much Jewish counts as being Jewish (and I'm Patrilineally ["half"] Jewish--yay! Matrilineally Jewish is valid, too.).



2) (Or not):

You fit the "Things [That I And People Who] I DON'T like" criteria above.

BTW, someone already did that--if you don't consider my faith legitimate, e.g., don't write. I'm not willing to waste your or my time, and I'm not willing that you waste your or my time. So, think before you make your decision as to whether or not to write to me.

Especially don't write to me if you're Non-Messianic Jewish--I want to save both of us trouble. The CCAR Resolution 150 (Vol. XCI, 1981, p. 67-69) does not allow you that even consider me as a potential partner. The USCJ has an applicable resolution, "Missionaries and Cults (1993)". The OU and Karaite Judaism would interpret, e.g., Deuteronomy 7:1-5 as a no-intermarriage clause for Non-Messianic and Messianic Jews. Reconstructionist Judaism doesn't have an applicable one as far as I can tell.

I'm looking for

  • A Man between 18 and 43
  • For friendship, networking
  • Located wherever

Saturday, July 13, 2013

My Former DateMySchool Profile

Description

See http://www.about.me/nickidewbear. Meanwhile, I got invited here by "g" someone at UMBC (i.e., g**@umbc.edu)--I have no idea who he or she is, and I'm a little surprised that anyone would consider dating me--especially because I don't exactly fit anyone's mold, and I've already had two failed relationships (I've even had to call the police on both exes.).

Also, to be honest, I'm really not looking right now, and I'm fully and really waiting on G-d this time. I seriously believe 1 Corinthians 7:27--" Are you bound to a [spouse]? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a [spouse]? Do not seek a [spouse]." Waiting purely on G-d and not taking every opportunity is rough, but I speak from experience because of my two exes (See above.).

By the way, my family history, my medical history, etc.--as Great-Grandma said, "I want to talk about it." I've little to hide. Also, to clarify, I speak very-little Hebrew. I'm a bat-Anusim, so you can imagine how much Hebrew and Yiddish (or lack thereof) was passed down to me. I also didn't get a handful of even my Diasporan languages--Slovakian, Hungarian, Polish, Belorussian, Lithuanian (not even Litvaker Yiddish), or Moldovan (perhaps). I was given a way-different history of my family than what actually happened--to my dad's and grandparents' credits, they're masterful at creating fiction (If only they would use their gifts l'avodot tovot!).

My mom's Diasporan languages include English (with the family from England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland), Irish (Apparently, the Farrells spoke it.), German and Yiddish (the German from the German DeBoys and others, the Yiddish from the Siedenburg Muellers), French (the Wallonian and French DeBoys), Dutch (the Dutch and Flemish family), and Portuguese (maybe Ladino--we don't really know who Pop-Pop "McCoy" was. He fled Portugal during the Peninsular War, and he was a baby who fled to Northern Ireland with his parents. Whether "McCoy" was his adopted name or his wife's name, we don't know.).

The Welsh and Italian stuff is family legend, but Edgar Allan Poe really was adopted by some great-granduncle of mine (Our original spelling was "Allan", and he picked up our difficulties with parent-child relationships and alcoholism--those aren't facts about which to brag, by the way.). As for Dad's family history, it's a lot more mixed--for good and sordid--than I can go into or already have gone into here--at the close of this sentence, I have only 9 characters left.

Things I like such as movies, books, music, etc.

1)The Bible (I wish that I could list "Jewish/Messianic" or "Christian/Jewish Christian" as my faith.)
2) My culture (Ashkenazi Jewish. I was born in Baltimore, but consider Jerusalem [Yerusahalayim] my hometown.)
3) Blogging (See my about.me page.)
4) Politics (I'm graduating, G-d willing, in December 2013 with a B.A. in Political Science)
5) Genealogy and family history
6) General history
7) Honesty/Emet (One of my core values, and which includes full disclosure as appropriate)
8) Justice/Tzedek (Another core value)
9) The Hebrew and Yiddish languages (And I'm taking Hebrew 101 in the Fall 2013 semester.), and other languages (e.g., Spanish, de cual hablo un poco)
10) "Geraldo At Large" (I even had a major crush on Geraldo Rivera, which I admittedly let get me into trouble.) and other shows on FOX News
11) Social media (See my about.me page.)
12) Footnotes (which I clearly need the ability to use and add to this profile)

Things I DON'T like such as politicians, assignments, etc.

Anti Messianics ("Antimissionaries", "Countermissionaries"). You can't get any worse than to compare people like me to self haters like Hitler and George Soros, and the pogromists and other Anti Semites who proselytized my ancestors into converting. Besides, I had enough to deal with UMBC Hillel (and don't tell me that you're welcoming of all, including all Jews, if you can't stand Messianic or Patrilineal Jews). I also dislike political extremists (When G-d says to turn neither to the left nor to the right, He means it.). By the way, don't tell me that I have to keep all 613 mitzvot, either--I'm under the New Covenant, and the self righteous and political extremists (usually on the Far Right) are the ones telling me that I have to keep what Yeshua came to fulfill.

I (clearly) also dislike Self-Hating Jews and Anti Semites besides the ones who I mentioned above. Don't you dare, e.g., call me a "Khazar" or tell me that the Lemba, Bene Israel, Kaifeng Jews, and other Non Ashkenazim and Non Sephardim aren't Jews (One way to wrangle me is to pull that Ashkenazi and Sephardi Supremacism stuff--and I'd be remiss to not speak up for other Jews, especially because I'm also one of the kinds of Jews that PM Netanyahu, Ex-MK Avigdor Lieberman, Ovadiah Yosef, and their kind--as well as their Leftist and more-secularist counterparts--dislike.).

I further dislike other kinds of abusers (If you don't think that Anti Messianics and Anti Semites fall into one or more categories of abusive people, I suggest that you read "The Verbally Abusive Relationship".), racists and ethnocentrists (because, e.g., my mom is--as far as we know--mostly gentile [She is of Jewish descent, but she's still gentile.], so I'd be absolutely remiss to hold Jews above gentiles or vice versa), and people who are against disabled people (There has to be a separate category of abusive people for those who dislike the disabled.).

I also further dislike anyone who's here and already has a significant other. You're putting a temptation into your purview and risking your relationship (whatever kind of relationship it is--i.e., dating, engagement, or marriage). By the way, I was invited here and am not looking for a significant other, so you're ultimately only kidding yourself if you call me "a hypocrite"--as I stated, I seriously believe 1 Corinthians 7:27.

Please write me (or not) if...

1) If you like who I am. I mean, why else would you write (Unless, of course, you fit the "(Or not)" category; but you can stay away, then.)?



2) (Or not):

You fit the "Things [That I And People Who] I DON'T like" criteria above. I'm not willing to waste your or my time, and I'm not willing that you waste your or my time.

I'm looking for

  • A Man between 18 and 38
  • For friendship, networking
  • Located wherever

Monday, April 29, 2013

We Have To Stand Up To These Leftist "Professors", And...

I'm helping start the standing up to these "professors"--who are really being indoctrinators and dominators! Let's stand up, give examples of what we choose to stand against, and (if we have to and can do so without getting sued) even name names! Rightists and Moderates--Conservatives and Middle Roaders--stand up and fight back!
Taken from Timothy W. Stanley's blog (Oops; do I need a full bibliography? ;-) )


Students in the world, unite!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I Couldn't Resist...


I got him at the UMBC Bookstore for the sake of University Spirit, since it is Homecoming Season (I used Campus Cash.) and so that I could have something by which to remember UMBC--and after all the trouble that I put the cashiers through to make sure that I wouldn't get one made in Indonesia as the others are (since he was made in China--the lesser of two evils). His Spanish nickname is "Oside" (for "Osito de la Espiritu Universitario"), his Hebrew nickname "Dubru" ("Dubi-Ru'ach-Ha'Universita"). 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I'll Stay On The Threads, And...

I wanted to apologize for the way that I handled the situation re "Rabbi" Jason. While I'm leaving up the old post for reference, I do want to say that I let my nerves get too hit. I guess that I just don't like the intra-community persecution, especially from a "rabbi" who heads UMBC Hillel, doesn't believe in a Mashiach (when Tanakh presents the concept of a Mashiach--and especially Maimonides to present-day Jewish [Messianic and Non-Messianic Jewish] scholars codify the concept of a Mashiach), and apparently has made other Messianic Jews on campus feel uncomfortable (As I said, I don't like the search result "find messianic jews umbc"--that indicates to me that we either feel like we have to be silent on campus, or there's even a witch hunt going on.). If a Non-Messianic Jew without any kind of authority had persecuted me and/or someone else, I or we could blow the persecution off. But I'm talking about the "Rabbi" of UMBC Hillel with whom I chose to share that I'm Messianic and that I wouldn't proselytize.

Also, as far as Erik goes, I just used Erik as an example of a controversial topic in of himself--not to persecute or boogeyman him. Therefore, I'm just going to bury his comments--they're not worth reading or dignifying with a response.

Who I Am And Why I Stay Off Of the UMBC Threads

Let me state that, in full and unequivocal disclosure, I am a non-proselytizing type of Messianic Jewish Protestant of the (for a lack of better termage) Evangelical ("fundamentalist") strain. I'm also a conservative Republican. As far as I can read, the Bible tells me:
"Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor."
Now, firstly, do I care if you even believe in a Mashiach or Messiah? Yes; but what can I do about it? Do I, however, care if you persecute me and other Messianic Jews for believing in the Biblical and historical Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah? Yes. After all, we who are Messianic Jews at least believe in a Jewish man as Mashiach--and the concept of Mashiach is both in Tanakhand codified all the way from Maimonides to the present.
As for gentile Christians, I don't encourage persecuting them, either--nonetheless, you probably expect gentiles to be Christians and thus won't persecute them like some of you may be prone to persecute "meshumadim" and "koferim" like me. By the way, I am--as far as I can tell--well educated enough in my dad's people's history, etc. to know that I am considered a heretical apostate, soul stealer and destroyer, etc. by many--I've even been on the end of persecution, even by "Rabbi" Jason Klein (and I'll still keep "out[ing] [my]self", thank you; and to not eventually disclose that I am Messianic would've been as dishonest as stating that Jews For Jesus causes "havoc" and that--albeit implicitly as it was stated that--I am not Jewish. Again, by the way, I at least believe in the 12th Priniciple of Maimonides and a concept in Tanakh.).
By the way, I want to let Messianic Jews like myself know that we don't have to stay silent on campus--as long as we don't truly proselytize (which, according to Webster, is forcing, bribing, or otherwise coercively inducing conversion of any nature), we are okay. We can even share our faith if asked--that is not forcing, bribing, or inducing conversion (See Webster and 1 Corinthians 3:5-8). I apologize for not being more public about being persecuted when I chose to disclose that I'm a Mesianic Jew who promises not to proselytize--after all, I don't want people looking for "find messianic jews umbc" (as my FeedJit showed). I don't want Messianic Jews to feel forced into silence or even (G-d forbid that we'd be) witch hunted on campus. The same goes for other groups, by the way: as long as you're not proselytizing or persecuting anybody, laissez-faire
Especially given all of that and other factors, I know to stay away from these threads. Besides being at risk for being persecuted (including being accused of being a proselytizing, soul-stealing Nazi who's trying to destroy the Jewish people by converting everyone to Christianity in the way that my great-great-grandparents were converted into Roman Catholicism during the pogroms), I want to stay away from contentious and unnecessary debates about topics including--but not limited to--same-gender marriage, abortion, and Erik Walker.
In conclusion, you know who I am, where I stand, and that I'll let you be if you let me be. L'shalom tikatevu. 


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Goals For the 2012-2013 (And My Final Undegraduate) School Year

Year goals (effective August 30, 2012):

1)      Have one treat per day (Milkshakes, brownies, semester-opening treats, etc. count as treats. Smaller things for special occasions—e.g., mini candies for Halloween, Hanukkah, Christmas, and other holidays—do not.).
2)      Don’t overeat or overindulge. If and in case of overindulging, have plenty of water, oatmeal, coffee, and/or gum on hand and extra water, etc. as necessary.
3)      Eat kosher or mostly kosher (healthy included in kosher).
4)      Go to bed at 12:30-2:00 AM every night, and wake up at 9:30 AM-12:30 PM every day.
5)      Shower at least once a week.
6)      Don’t overspend (including overspending in donating) debit or UMBC card money.
a)      Check debit and UMBC card accounts frequently
b)      When possible, use meal plans for Dining Hall meals.
c)      When eating at Outtakes for lunch, take water bottle and granola or Clif bar—buy sandwich or salad and yogurt.
d)      When at Late Night, get coffee at minimum; salad, sandwich, or and other healthy food for snack and/or meal at maximum.
7)      Study hours per day at maximum, every other day at minimum (depending on classes per day, etc.):
a)      Poli 301-02: 1 hour, 40 minutes
b)      Poli 206-01: 5 hours
c)      Poli 320-01: 2 ½ hours
d)      Biol 106-01: 2 ½ hours
8)      Read Parsha and/or Haftarah at least every other day if not every day.
9)      Write in Prayer Journal at least every other day if not every day.
10)   Shower at least once if not twice a week.
11)  Watch only “The O’Reilly Factor” at 8:00 (Monday-Friday) as TV watching and “Geraldo at Large” at 10:00 (Saturdays) except for special occasions (e.g., little or no TV during finals, and watch more on Election Night or during breaking news events that merit more coverage)
12)  Attend UMBC Hillel Shabbatot and other events, and Students For Israel events when possible.
13)  Don’t procrastinate.
14)  Call Mom every day.
15)  Make more—or at least closer—friends.
16)  Pay attention in class.
17)  Don’t spend unnecessary amounts of time on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
18)  Do some stretches at least every other if not every day.
19)  Brush teeth at least every other if not every day.
20)  Write verse or Biblical insight in planner every week in weekly notes.
21)  Go to church at least every other if not every week.

Can I trust you all to pray for and encourage me to make my best efforts to abide by these goals which I set for myself? A lot of these goals are hard to abide by with my Cereral Palsy, OCD/Anxiety/Depression/mild ADD/possible Aspeberger's, propensity to eat out of boredom, emotion, etc.; and the energy taken out of me from dealing with my C.P., etc. among other issues with which I deal.

Monday, January 30, 2012

My Internet Connection Is Slower Than Me, Though Things Could Be Worse...

But I missed a class by accident today-- which I'll explain on YouTube (See my latest video.). As for my other class today (for a lack of a better term, and without saying "Antimissionary"), Non-Messianic professor who may be very liberal alert!-- although I'm not sure; but I think that a professor who openly wears a kippah, teaches at liberal UMBC (at which I am amazed that I have not been persecuted for watching FOX News on my dorm floor's community television, by the way), and has the following response to what was originally a Blackboard post is certainly Non Messianic and probably very liberal (whereas many or even most Jewish conservatives and moderates usually tread carefully on the outward symbolism, unless they're on the other extreme-- Far Right or even Meir Kahanist-- at least in America. Most Jewish conservative and moderates, for a lack of a better term, play it safe on showing outward religiosity. Think of many Modern Orthodox Jews who one can't tell are Orthodox just by looking at them-- for example, Michael Medved and Dennis Prager, and even Mark Levin).

By the way, most Messianic Jews (including myself) who I've seen usually don't go showing our Yiddishkeit the way that Non-Messianic Jews do when they do-- many or even (I daresay) most Messianic Jews are much like most secular Non-Messianic Jews and Reform Jews, gentile Christians, and others who show (for a lack of a better term) little to no outward religiosity. For comparison; take most secular Non-Messianic Jews and Reform Jews, and mainstream gentile Christians who might have only a bumpsticker on a car or keychain (whether the bumpsticker or keychain be a URJ or JCC sticker, or an Ichthys sticker or keychain), or a necklace (be the necklace a Magen David, cross, or Magen David-and-cross or an other Messianic Jewish-symbol necklace), or a copy of Tanakh (either with or without the Brit Hadashah) in a pocket, purse or other bag, or car.

As for the response on Blackboard:


"I appreciate your passion and the fact that you took time to comment. Please continue to do so throughout the semester.
But please also cut out the polemic language and try to keep your posts as concise as possible. I want the discussion boards to be a friendly place. It's possible to be passionate and opinionated, while also being polite and concise--and doing so will make this forum a lot more effective.
If you have any questions about these guidelines, please speak with me.
Again, I look forward to hearing what you have to say!"

What was apparently "polemic" and not "polite and concise"? I can more than guess. For example:

  • ""Like the Bible, it ought to be read again and again". (FDR via Epstein and Walker 1) In my personal opinion, no wonder FDR was an Anti Semite: that is, he treated the Constitution-- a living document-- and the Bible-- a fixed document-- as on the same par: that is, he thought that each was a document into which could read his own interpretation and thus implement said interpretation with the supposed support of said document. As FDR read Anti Semitism into the Bible, many have read their own interpretations into the Constitution."

That FDR was an Anti Semite is known fact. Even liberal Wikipedia cites that FDR did not support a Jewish State in "Palestine".



  • "The late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall correctly stated that "the framers 'could not have imagined, nor would they have accepted, that the document they were drafting would one day be construed be a Supreme Court to which had been appointed a woman the descendant of an African slave.'" (ibid. 6) The Constitution was inherently "'defective from the start'" (ibid.) because of its status as a living, amendable document and scarily framed by WASP Supremacist, Unitarian, and Deist misogynists who treated the Bible in the same way that FDR later would-- and by treating the Bible as such, they framed the Constitution based on their inherently UnJewish and UnChristian concept of (for a lack of a better term) Judeo Christianity (or at least Judeo-Christian priniciples).As in the awful perversion of Biblical study known as modern Biblical scholarship, Constitutional scholarship has produced schools of original intent, textualism, and original meaning-- all three of which (in the case of Constitutional scholarship) harken back to what the framers (often chauvinistically, WASPishly, Unitarianistically, and Deistically wanted); and stare decisis, polling jurisdictionism, and pragmatism-- all three of which seek to interpret and implement the Constitution within the context of changing times and other factors."


Again, the professor wants me change historical fact. The framers indeed (as, of all people, Newt Gingrich once cited in a special based on one of his books for FOX News) were 95% Unitarian and Deist (if not 95% just Unitarian). Also, the 3/5-of-a-person clause and the lack of the 19th Amendment spoke for that  "the framers 'could not have imagined, nor would they have accepted, that the document they were drafting would one day be construed be a Supreme Court to which had been appointed a woman the descendant of an African slave.'" 

I can't change that "The Constitution was inherently "'defective from the start'" (ibid.) because of its status as a living, amendable document and scarily framed by WASP Supremacist, Unitarian, and Deist misogynists who treated the Bible in the same way that FDR later would-- and by treating the Bible as such, they framed the Constitution based on their inherently UnJewish and UnChristian concept of (for a lack of a better term) Judeo Christianity (or at least Judeo-Christian priniciples)." 

Yet, I get a professor who gives much a pass to FDR and the framers of the Constitution as Shmuely Boteach gave to Mohamedians (and in comparison to Christians) on Geraldo Rivera's radio show. He (like Shmuely Boteach) has no problem blatantly implying that he's of the school that says that Jews must be both outwardly religious and proudly Democratic as you can get-- apparently, G-d forbid that one can have a moderate or conservative, factual view of history and try to assimilate as much as possible so as not to bring trouble on him- or her-self or anyone else. I'm just saying, wearing a kippah that openly and being liberal to the point of being revisionist is inviting stereotypes from and wrong rubs toward both fellow Jews and gentiles.