Generic Disclaimer: Please note that the US government currently believes that I have "Schizoaffective Disorder". That is why I receive Social Security Disability payments from the United States Government's Social Security Administration. "Schizoaffective Disorder" is a really bizarre severe mental health disorder that affects a person's behavior (thoughts, speech, and actions), so such people cannot be held entirely liable for what they might say or do.
Also, please note that anything posted thus far on this website has been created and posted by me, Stephen Douglas Scotti, SSN: xxx-xx-3441, YOB: 1957. I have been using public Wi-Fi when necessary to do a variety of things, including work on this website. Please do not hold Wi-Fi providers, cellular internet phone service providers or Internet Service Providers liable for any offensive or bizarre things posted here. Also, if there are privacy rights violations, please hire an attorney for me and talk to him or her first before you decide to file a lawsuit against me.
Here is a WIKI page describing Schizoaffective Disorder: Schizoaffective Disorder. I might add that sleep deprivation, starvation and homelessness are also contributory factors in mental illness. I have been experiencing those conditions quite a bit recently. In fact, yesterday I went to a homeless shelter, knowing that I would not be allowed to stay there, but I went to ask them if they had a vacant bed for another homeless person that I know. Eventually, I will be so sleep deprived and delusional that I will be locked up in a psychiatric ward, and then I will not be able to blog anymore or operate my small business startup.
I need to write a handwritten note addressed to:
6161 AMERICAN BLVD W
BLOOMINGTON, MN 55438
and let them know that I would like to get off of Social Security Disability as soon as I make enough income from my startup business to qualify for that.
The answer to the title question is "YES", some are. There are scientific peer-reviewed articles about that kind of thing. If you are interested, click on the link below:
The savant syndrome
Kronen Zeitung Daily E-mail:
Black Peter for the blue. ORF and FPÖ - something like the relationship between fire and water. Many in the "state radio" the libertarians cannot stand, let them feel like the listeners and seers clearly. Rarely as clumsy as last, as the public-law colleagues equal in two errors of the FPÖ played all the trump cards in the hands. And the Blues immediately played their cards to get started on the unloved station. But then the party leader grabbed the buck and will not let go. What he himself says - read today in the big Bischofberger interview in the "Krone". One of his statements: "The people who have chosen me expect me to remain the person I am, I will not slip into any other roles."
Does it break the FPÖ? Memories of Schüssel's black-and-blue were revived the last time: on the one FPÖ page those who want to prove that they want to and can work for the country. On the other hand, those who do not want or can not get out of the opposition cellar in the long run. Will the FPÖ tear it back into these two factions? Still, the doom-callers are not to be taken seriously, who prophesy this government a premature end. But to prove the opposite, the blue has to work constructively for the Austrians from top to bottom.
Have a nice day!
Courtesy of Klaus Herrmann,
(Managing Editor-in-Chief), Kronen Zeitung
English Translation Courtesy of Google Translate
I should add that today, now, for the most part, I am using my own SIMM card and internet connection that I paid for with my own money. I am basically a tourist from another country visiting a Schengen Area Country on a tourist VISA, until told otherwise, although I am also very interested in immigrating to Europe somewhere and operating a small business, my blog for now. I have volumes of evidence demonstrating that I tried really hard to obtain a VISA in several different countries, including Ukraine, Romania, and Austria. There is much more to the story. I also seriously inquired about "asylum" and refugee status but was not taken seriously. Asylum is an interesting word in that whole context.
If I am told to leave, which could be soon, I will probably need whoever tells me to leave to buy me a train ticket or a plane ticket. I am also basically blogging and thinking about writing a book. I already wrote one, so why not try to write another one ? I do not like to get involved in politics or to cause a public controversy, but sometimes that might be necessary really. If you are interested in reading about the Schengen Area I suggest that you reference the WIKI page about that topic here: Schengen Area
Here are a couple of photos (top 2) that I can use as illustrations and as an introduction to how severely "SchizoAffective Disorder" can affect a person's thoughts, words, and actions. I also like to drink coffee, and I like coffee shops, especially when I am allowed to work there.
Maybe I can elaborate on that photo later when I get done taking care of more important business.
I can start by apologizing for taking photos of Starbucks and other coffee shop employees and just photos in general. When I have taken close up photos of people I almost always ask for their permission, and if I intend to post those photos on FaceBook or anywhere on the internet (like here, for example), I ask for their permission for that also. Just a few minutes ago I asked myself "How an I take a photo of a Starbucks customer or employee inside of a Starbucks franchise in Vienna, Austria without causing too much trouble?". I actually did claim intellectual property rights for my FaceBook posts (on FaceBook) months ago because I was thinking then that maybe I should write a book.
The first photo is a photo of me, but it is hard to tell it is me, although I am wearing that Blue Vest that is sort of glued to me because it is the only warm clothing that I have. "Blue Wizards" like Blue Clothing, so that makes sense..
The second photo is a photo of the Starbucks at Millennium Tower. It was taken from the common area, a hallway, just outside of the Starbucks. I do not know what kind of leasing arrangement that Starbucks has with Millennium Tower. They might actually own that common area and would object to me taking a picture of their franchise from that location, although there is a Starbucks logo on the outside of Millennium Tower, and I already took a photo of that as well. I kind of like the hallway photo.
There was another customer in the background of the photo taken at the Starbucks across town, so I used Affinity Photo, my current replacement for Adobe Photoshop, to cover that person's image up. A person who has been to this particular Starbucks might be able to tell which Starbucks this is, but not that easily really. The photo of the Millennium tower Starbucks was edited with Preview and not with Affinity Photo because it was not really edited at all, or at least not very much.
It is actually very common for people to hang out in a Starbucks franchise while they eat and drink food and beverages, and work on projects that they are working on for their employer or for themselves. I know that because I just asked a Barista at a Starbucks about what I am doing, and she said that lots of people do exactly what I am doing. Those other photos are from Kyiv Ukraine, Krakow Poland, and Budapest Hungary.
Sculptures of those characters "Hamlet" and "Ophelia" that are in front of the Helsingør (Elsinore) rail station in Helsingør, Denmark, about 45 minutes by train north of Copehagen, Denmark.
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I can explain the photo above, the one of Hamlet and Ophelia, a little. I met a Romanian woman somewhere (I actually probably know too many Romanian women now). It does not really make that much difference as to what her name is or where I met her. She and I started a conversation, and we both became a little curious about each other. I told her that despite being a complete computer nerd and a defrocked physician I am still really interested in art and literature, even more so since I was forced to quit practicing medicine. I think I skipped the part about getting my brain fried with electricity about 6 or 7 times and the multiple suicide attempts because people generally do not like to hear about stuff like that.
Anyways, when we started talking about Shakespeare plays I brought up "Romeo and Juliet", "Macbeth", "Hamlet", and others. I have been really obsessed with a few of those plays ever since the summer of 1979 at Dartmouth College. I was really fascinated by that "To be or not to be" soliloquy from Hamlet (see below).
Now, I should not even really bring this up, but I have before, so I will. I am really angry that many of my personal belongings are still locked up in a storage closet or stuck in some garage somewhere in Minnesota, USA. I have a Pelican Shakespeare, the "Complete Works of William Shakespeare", and my siblings have that locked up somewhere. That copy is the very same copy that I purchased when I was a student at Dartmouth College, and I still have that after all of these years, or "they" actually have it.
NOW !!! I just got really angry about that because I went looking for a photo of that book that I am pretty sure I have/had on one of my computers and I cannot find it right now. I did find this picture though, and I know that the Pelican Shakespeare was sitting on that table at one point. That large 27" iMac computer is still somewhere in Minnesota unless "they" actually sold it.
Not in the office photo below either, or at least I do not think so.
I should probably notify my brother and my two sisters that I have started to build another website, and this time I am badmouthing them because most of my personal belongs are still in Minnesota, and I am really angry about that. In fact, I am so angry that I threatened to renounce my US Citizenship, and the US government basically told me that I am not allowed to do that unless I can come up with about $2000.00 to $3000.00 USD. When I heard that I also got very angry, but then I thought to myself "Well, that actually makes sense, there must be a lot of paperwork to fill out, and it probably takes a long time to do that. Somebody has to pay all of the people who process that request, so it may as well be the person who wants to defect or simply renounce their citizenship."
To be, or not to be--that is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep--
No more--and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep--
To sleep--perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Th' oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of th' unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprise of great pitch and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry
And lose the name of action. -- Soft you now,
The fair Ophelia! -- Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remembered.
When I mentioned "Hamlet", the Romanian woman mentioned that she has actually been to and seen Helsingør Castle, Kronborg Castle, in Denmark. I completely freaked out when she said that, and like a complete idiot, I actually spent about 500,00 Euros and travelled to Denmark to go to see the castle, which I did. Unfortunately, when I got to Helsingør the Castle was closed, but there were these two statues at the rail station there, statues of Hamlet & Ophelia.(Photo above)
That was a really incredible moment for me because there was almost no one else around, it was late at night, and I knew that I was sent there to find the statues and not to see the Helsingør Castle.
The Romanan woman had a picture of the castle on her cell phone, a "Handy" is what they call them in Vienna sometimes. If she is willing to let me have a copy of that picture I would be happy to post it on this website. If not, I could probably use one of the photos that they have on Wikipedia, and I even have a few that I took myself. For now, let's use one from Wikipedia.
My photo is not anywhere near as nice as those because I took it with an iPhone 6 camera, it was late at night, and the lighting conditions were really poor.
WEIRD AUDIO RECORDING OF THAT WALK HOME THE OTHER DAY:
Not sure that this still works, but I uploaded an audio recording of a call that I made to a Wells Fargo Customer Service representative to my FaceBook timeline. That is an interesting conversation. I wanted to basically change my phone number of record to the one that Skype issued to me after I paid them for that. I also wanted to reopen my Wells Fargo account for business purposes. I had a huge problem terminating a Sprint Cellular account because I had trouble paying that bill. Now, I believe that the Sprint account is closed and paid in full.
Here is the link. I hope it works:
Link to Wells Fargo Customer Service call stored on FaceBook
Personally, I think that the audio recording of that call to Wells Fargo has at least some entertainment value. If I sold that in Europe, there would probably be VAT tax added to the price, which would be justified if it is entertaining. Not sure who determines that. As it is, if I did sell it through a business in the USA there would just be sales tax.
I am planning to migrate much of my FaceBook content to this web page, sort of a travel blog since I think that I am still technically a tourist on a now nearly 11-month long tour of Europe, including: