I was on the Evening News... Oh god. Humiliation.

  • kuroshiro

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    Oct 26, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    So it all started around noon today... a friend from college posts on Facebook:

    Leslie saidWho???
    1) Has student loans
    2) Is free to be in West Seneca at 1ish this afternoon
    3) Wants to be on Ch. 4 News tonight?

    Call me ASAP!!!


    I replied with:

    BJ replies with*waves hands* I'm schwimming in debt! 95K! Is that enough for a news scoop?


    So... what transpired was the following:

    http://media2.wivb.com/video/criticalmedia/2011/10/26/Obama_works_on_easing_0601c2fa-7fcc-4d74-b16b-1d813da61989.mp4

    http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/nation/Obama-works-on-easing-student-loans
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    Oct 26, 2011 10:34 PM GMT
    awkward arm/hand gestures!

    jk, it all looked fine/normal.
  • slimnmuscly

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    Oct 27, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
    You represented the 99 percent nicely.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    You looked quite handsome. I'm shocked at the debt but damn if college was ever cheap...well Yes! Back in the 40's I'm sure.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    Awww you look fine and you presented your view nicely!

    And I really hope your loans will be paid off sooner than later!

    *hugs*
  • wander2340

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    Oct 27, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    You did great!
  • drakutis

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    Oct 27, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
    You were fine! You looked cute too!
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:21 AM GMT
    OMG, $95k in debt. I hope you have a masters not just a bachelors for this type of money?
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:22 AM GMT
    You did a great job!! You sounded smart and cool!!

    You looked great too
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    You were excellent. I have helped many people prepare for public and tv appearances. I would have been proud had I worked with you.
  • Montague

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    Oct 27, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    B.J. hehe
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    nice piece!


    uh, lemme rephrase that -
    you looked great!


    oh heck - lemme rephrase that too -


    (why does everything I type sound durrrty?)

    It was a good interview and you came of very articulate and cute as the dickens.

    uh.. oh ne'mmind you was good.

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  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 27, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    You are very cute, and well spoken icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    Montague saidB.J. hehe



    way childish montagoo.
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    I laughed too.

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    Oct 27, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    You look so much better when not making a face.icon_lol.gif
    Nice job.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    You didn't look awkward at all.

    But 95k???

    HOW??

    What was your major?
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    $95k in debt just for school?

    http://www.buffalostate.edu/studentaccounts/x528.xml

    NY State resident
    Tuition per semester $2,635.
    Mandatory fees per semester $541.50

    So a Bachelor's is $25,412 plus books and labs?

    Even adding their standard double room and best meal plan

    http://www.buffalostate.edu/residencelife/

    Four years of room and board = $43,568

    Total room board & classes for a Bachelors here $68,980

    Assuming no working while going to school. Plus summers, of course.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
    This might be why:
    "I'm a college graduate, who fraked around in school for a little too long and changed my career pathway several times over"

    I hope people look you up and you get donations.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    kuroshiro saidSo it all started around noon today... a friend from college posts on Facebook:

    Leslie saidWho???
    1) Has student loans
    2) Is free to be in West Seneca at 1ish this afternoon
    3) Wants to be on Ch. 4 News tonight?

    Call me ASAP!!!


    I replied with:

    BJ replies with*waves hands* I'm schwimming in debt! 95K! Is that enough for a news scoop?


    So... what transpired was the following:

    http://media2.wivb.com/video/criticalmedia/2011/10/26/Obama_works_on_easing_0601c2fa-7fcc-4d74-b16b-1d813da61989.mp4

    http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/nation/Obama-works-on-easing-student-loans


    95K??? Man, you ARE the 99%. You haven't even borrowed what the average person needs to borrow for a law school degree! But honestly, I hope that made you feel better...so long as you made it to grad school :/

    The youth of this nation are indentured servants to the lords, our creditors. I maintain to this day that we are living in a fedual society, and that to be a young and educated professional means owning your soul to the company store. Prove me wrong by definition, baby.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    westanimas said


    95K??? Man, you ARE the 99%. You haven't even borrowed what the average person needs to borrow for a law school degree! But honestly, I hope that made you feel better icon_smile.gif

    The youth of this nation are indentured servants to the lords, our creditors. I maintain to this day that we are living in a fedual society ;) Prove me wrong by definition, baby.


    That's scary if you are the 99%. This just shows how important it is to choose your majors wisely. I have my MBA from a good university and I did not have to pay that much. Today, my hard work paid off as a company was even willing to foot all the bill in relocation and work permit from Canada to the US (tens of thousands of dollars). I'm very lucky.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    BASK IN THE FAMEGLOW.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    Ya looked fine. Everyone hates the way they look and sound in a recording.
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    aerider25 said
    westanimas said


    95K??? Man, you ARE the 99%. You haven't even borrowed what the average person needs to borrow for a law school degree! But honestly, I hope that made you feel better icon_smile.gif

    The youth of this nation are indentured servants to the lords, our creditors. I maintain to this day that we are living in a fedual society ;) Prove me wrong by definition, baby.


    That's scary if you are the 99%. This just shows how important it is to choose your majors wisely. I have my MBA from a good university and I did not have to pay that much. Today, my hard work paid off as a company was even willing to foot all the bill in relocation and work permit from Canada to the US (tens of thousands of dollars). I'm very lucky.


    You are very lucky.
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    Why didn't you mention RealJock and all the love and support you get here? icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    Both the student(OP) AND the credit counselor were gay? Hmm wonder how that happened!