Sam
28 July 2011 @ 18:11
 
Do you think that criminals should be able to profit from selling their memoirs, after serving jail time?




Fuck no. I'm assuming that a lot of this is due to Casey Anthony? And, even though that's very much a local story, and even though she's very much a local criminal.. still no.

HOWEVER - I'd encourage criminals to write books and memoirs, and make movies, and whathaveyou. Mostly because I believe that any 'profit', and any 'sales' or 'proceeds', should go to the State/Department that prosecuted the criminal, if the criminal wasn't already sued or charged with 'paying the state and tax-payers back'. But not even the State/Department, if people are too picky - as we know that the less-crime-filled states would start to complain.. Have all profit go to the Country deficit/debt, then.

At the same token, this is one of those 'in a perfect world' things - as this would never happen. Just like the major corporations will still get the bailouts, most more than once, even. Just like tax cuts will always be perceived as unfair.

Just my two-cents, though.

I think everybody should have the chance to learn from, or just take from, the criminals - especially if the criminal has learned something, themselves, or 'become a better person'. Fact is, jail-time can drastically change a person - better or worse - and I think everybody has a right to talk about, write about, and share their experiences; especially if somebody else can learn something from it. I do not think, though, that there should EVER be monetary profit from committing a crime - no matter how small. Your profit, as a criminal (if going strictly by the question, and being 'after serving jail-time'), is the fact that you're no longer in jail; or the fact that you can see your book or movie sales (because you'd know, if you are printing more, seeing the orders, etc), the fact that you can share your story (should you choose to).

Perhaps the only way for this to work would be that, when going to prison, and/or getting let out, this would be one of those conditions or agreements. 'Any profit from this point forward from anything dealing with my life, my story, my experiences up until this point, etc..'.. would be awarded to the state, department, and/or the country..

ha.
 
 
mood: disappointeddisappointed
 
 
Sam
09 June 2011 @ 22:52
 
As a result of this being my last bit of 'free time' before I start working around-the-clock (August 29th, 2011), I've been thinking about and trying to execute a couple of goals/scrapbooks. As you can see, I just officially posted my '100,000 Pages' goal. Well, this is going to be similar. Only, tracking (and hopefully rating?!) the books and movies (etc) I get to complete while officially enrolled in this new program. Since I was officially enrolled on June 1st, I officially started at least tracking my accomplishments as of then. And while updating this, I will also be updating the ratings as well.

I will gladly take suggestions (as far as movies), as I don't really use my netflix as often as I would like.
As far as books? I have about three dozen unread ones that I plan on knocking out.
As for albums, though; I will also take suggestions, though I have a handful that I have queued up for rating.

(I have included links as the titles, when applicable).

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In actuality, I still can't believe I've watched that many. If I didn't have sleeping problems, I'd say I didn't have a life outside of watching movies, haha.
 
 
mood: accomplishedaccomplished
 
 
Sam
09 June 2011 @ 18:33
 
Taking a cue from my favourite dirtyromance, I decided that my fondness of reading should spark a goal, as well.

So, I'm striving to read 100,000 pages.

Date Started: June 1, 2011

Date Finished: TBA



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mood: determineddetermined
 
 
Sam
25 March 2011 @ 19:03
 
Lost my job.

Got a buttload of references, though, from a local wedding photographer that is over-booked.
She's been sending me all of her 'sorry, I can't that date's.


Through unemployment, I'm getting 18months of schooling in my Photography degree - for free.
I'm also getting my books for the 18months, and my supplies - for free.
I got the highest TABE & Careerscope scores in the entire county - a perfect on my TABE! :)



Not sure what else is going on.
I splurged, and got a bunch of series' that I'm missing parts of (Office, 30 Rock, House, Fringe, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Lie to Me, Parks and Rec, FMA: Brotherhood, Chowder, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Weeds). And a bunch of complete series (24, Arrested Development, Band of Brothers, Brotherhood, Case Closed, Code Geass, Deadwood, The Dead Zone, FMA, Heroes, John Adams, Lost, Monk, Nip Tuck, Oz, The Pacific, Rome, The Sheild, Six Feet Under, The Tudors). I get to catch up, now! :]
I'm selling a bunch of doubles/duplicate crap I have, on Amazon.
I'm planning on making an Austin trip for Chaos in Tejas, this year.
I might stay with my cousin - hopefully she'll be able to show me around town.


What's goin' on livejournal?
I come on all the time, but there just isn't much traffic anymore, it seems.
If it were for the fact that I have to post on thefridayfive every other week; I'd consider selling/giving away my account (permanent account, this one).