Hello, my name is Yuriy Seretskiy and I want to be your congressman. As a software analyst I solve complicated issues every day; problems that require more than a simple yes or no answer. During my time in the private sector, I have been blessed to work with some amazing companies, like Disney and Intel, as well as countless startups.
One thing I’ve learned during my career is that in order to solve difficult problems, you can’t get bogged down in dogmatic thinking. You have to work together, sacrifice your ego, and go with the right solution regardless of whether it was your idea or not. This set of principals could be applied to many different professions; including politicians.
But sadly that is not we see in Washington.
In today’s political climate, our democracy has become hostage to the corrupting influence of corporate money and party politics. Our elected leaders have become more interested in chasing big-money than solving the problems of every day Americans; and as a result we have one of the least productive legislative bodies in US history.
This is not the America I know and love.
When I came to the United States in 1995, I had nothing but $50 in my pocket and a head full of dreams. More than two decades later I have a home, a family, and a life I love. I am running for Congress because everything I have in this life I owe to the United States of America; and it is time I gave back.
Unlike my competitors, I will not take a single cent from corporate interests and big money donors.
For too long politicians have made careers out of filling the American people’s head with empty promises and platitudes, and it is time that it comes to an end. In the interest of transparency, I have taken a lie detector test to prove my intentions to the American people.
You can view the results here.
I challenge you, the voters, to call on your elected leaders and political candidates to take a lie detector to prove once and for all who they really work for. You know where I stand, and now it’s time for Congress to do the same.
I care about the things that you care about: I want steady work that will allow me to support my family. I want better schools and teachers for the people that will one day run this country. And finally, I want my family and the members of my community to lead healthy, fruitful lives. I am a real, down-to-earth candidate that has not spent years on administrative boards or overseeing major purchases and acquisitions. I am a candidate who has worked and witnessed, just like you, the disconnect between what people want and what their government gives.
In order to have an efficient democracy, the leaders must be consistently knowledgeable about the needs and desires of their constituents. A certain dialogue must be established, but in order for these discussions to happen, there must be a certain amount of trust inherent in the relationship. If elected to become the District 28 representative, transparency and trust will be the things that I place a high value on, because I recognize how poorly government officials can perform without them. Modern politicians have become masters of manipulation, saying only the things that voters want to hear in order to score their next election. As a community, we must remember that throughout their lies and unfilled promises, we are still the employers of these plighted politicians and are therefore able to ask for their resignation. We deserve a politician that plays by the rules with his honesty: do you think all elected officials would agree to a lie detector test? Would your politician benefit from his position in any way? Would your politician voluntarily resign if the public deemed his performance unsatisfactory? If we can’t find politicians that will represent our true needs and desires, are these really the voices we want to make decisions on our behalf when it comes to laws and policy determinations? Your politician should be knowledgeable. Your politician should be available. Your politician should listen and have the trust and communication skills to be listened to. If you believe that these are things that you want to see in who represents District 28, support Yuriy Seretskiy. If we hold ourselves to a higher standard regarding the types of people we elect to office, the results will speak for themselves.
First in history of elections, lie detector test:
Politicians are notoriously dishonest people, and without trust we cannot truly run a fair democracy. If the voters of District 28 elect someone who concerns himself with their needs and desires, it is his responsibility to act upon them to make his district a better place to live. With the many challenges of being a politician, there is also an inherent power that some people are tempted to exploit. To demonstrate to the voters of District 28 that my intentions are pure, I am asking my potential constituents to email, tweet, text, and facebook me any questions that they would like to ask me while I am connected to a lie detector test. Want to know about my business experiences and relationships? Ask. Anything you want to know, I’m all ears. I believe that in order for voters to trust a total
stranger, they must be able to ask him, without fear of lies or deceit, what he intends to do in office. While you’re at it, feel free to ask any of my opponents if they would like to join me! I think that with this
fair method of reporting intentions to voters, we can change how people vote in California and beyond.
ULTIMATE EDGE INVESTIGATIONS
2001 21st Street Sacramento, Ca. 95818
RE: Polygraph Examination of Yuriy Seretskiy Conducted on September 24, 2015
Pursuant to a request, I conducted a Psychophysiological Detection of Deception Test (a polygraph examination) with examinee Yuriy Seretskiy in regards his truthfulness in the questions listed below. The examinee was positively identified via a valid CDL XXXXXXXXX. The exam was conducted at XXXXX XXXXXX XXXXX XXXX California.
During the pre-test interview, the examinee discussed the relevant issues (listed below as the questions). The examinee appeared to be in normal health and not under the influence of any manipulative substance. As a certified DRE, I (Investigator Elkins) routinely observed the examinee ability to follow instruction as well as pupil reaction and lateral and vertical gaze nystagmus. All reactions were normal. After an initial interview the examinee was asked if he thought he was being treated fairly and he replied “yes”.
Comparison questions were also included in this examination, using a technique approved by three national polygraph organizations and the U.S. Government’s Polygraph Institute. A Limestone computerized polygraph instrument was used to record the subject’s cardio/pulse responses, upper and lower respiration, and electrodermal skin conductance tracings. A counter measure pad was also used to prevent/measure any attempts at counter measures. The instrument was functionality-checked per factory procedure for the day of this examination; all functions were satisfactory. This is the same instrument and the same techniques that are approved by and used by the F.B.I. the C.I.A. and the D.O.D.
Three (3) examination charts were taken, following one (1) acquaintance test that was administered in order to observe a ‘known lie’ pattern. All factory functions were normal.
The examinee was asked the following relevant questions:
1) Do you represent or plan to represent any Businesses? (Examinee’s answer: NO)
2) Do you represent or plan to represent any special interest groups? (Examinee’s answer: NO)
3) Are you backed by any organization? (Examinee’s answer: NO)
4) Would you give your life to effect positive change in this country? (Examinee’s answer: YES)
5) Would you betray your voters for any amount of money? (Examinee’s answer: NO)
6) Are you 100% honest with your voters with everything? (Examinee’s answer: YES)
RAW SCORES AS READ POST EXAM
ACTUAL CHARTS CONDENSED AND STACKED
After carefully reviewing the polygraph charts, it is the opinion of the examiner that the results were “NO DECEPTION INDICATED”. Then, using the computer to auto-score the charts also produced “NO DECEPTION INDICATED” scores. It is the opinion of this polygraph examiner that this examinee (Yuriy Seretskiy) is being truthful in regards to the relevant questions listed above.
If I may be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
David “Bryan” Elkins Polygraph Examiner Licensed Investigator www.investigatoredge.com
The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one’s personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust. At the end of the nineteenth century, when Proust was still in his teens, he answered a questionnaire in an English-language confession album belonging to his friend Antoinette, daughter of future French President Félix Faure, entitled “An Album to Record Thoughts, Feelings, etc.” At that time, it was popular among English families to answer such a list of questions that revealed the tastes and aspirations of the taker. Proust answered always with enthusiasm. The original manuscript of his answers of 1890, at the time of his volunteer internship or some little time afterwards, titled “by Marcel Proust himself,” was found in 1924. It was auctioned on May 27, 2003 for the sum of €102,000. The television host Bernard Pivot, seeing an opportunity for a writer to reveal at the same time aspects of his work and his personality, traditionally submitted his guests to the Proust questionnaire at the end of the French broadcast Apostrophes. Inspired by Bernard Pivot, James Lipton, the host of the TV program Inside the Actors Studio, gives an adapted version of the Proust Questionnaire to his guests. Lipton has often incorrectly characterized the questionnaire itself as an invention of Marcel Proust. A similar questionnaire is regularly seen on the back page of Vanity Fair magazine, answered by various celebrities. In October 2009, Vanity Fair launched an interactive version of the questionnaire, that compares your answers to various luminaries. Another version of the questionnaire, as answered by various Canadian authors, is a regular feature on the radio program The Next Chapter. I decided to answer this Questionnaire, so the voters can know me better.
I have had a strong passion for American History and politics for just about as long as I can remember. From reading about Andrew Jackson to discovering John Kennedy, my fascination with the US political spectrum and its inner workings, as well as its foundation, and fundamental concepts, have all been areas that I enjoy reading, considering, and debating about.
There are two primary reasons I have decided to run for office. First, I have chosen to run because I believe the government has gotten away from being a ‘government of the people, by the people, and for the people.’ Anymore it seems to me as though the government focus has become much more heavily focused on money, business, and keeping the status quo intact and under control rather than on what serves the best interests of the majority while protecting the interests of the minority.
I have had two experiences that lead me to assert this first reason for my candidacy. The first of those was when I heard and read comments by top congressional leaders that suggested that when those of congress vote against the party line (either party line) even as little as five per cent of the time, they are essentially scolded. This stifles the free sharing of opinions and limits the possibilities for change to what the party machine endorses with little apparent regard for real needs that may be smothered by mandated consensus.
The second experience that supports my contention that the parties have moved away from the people occurred when I started attending local party meetings leading up to the 2012 election and I noted that the primary focus almost always seemed to be about keeping the party currently in power in that position, or on regaining the party’s power if they weren’t in the dominating position.
While I have to acknowledge the advantages that may grow from being part of a strong political party, I am deeply concerned about the ways that such involvement may fail to serve the daily needs of the people in the interest of supporting the separate, and not necessarily harmonious, needs of the larger party and its financial and political policy supporters. When citizens vote for the candidate who claims to best serve the needs of the citizens and those they elect then vote for the party’s mandated position because it is the expectation of the party then the citizens are in great peril of having their real needs become lost in the structure of the political system rather than accomplished.
The second major reason for my campaign efforts is because of how divided that I see the United States seems to have become. I often hear people justify their opinions based on the “beliefs” of our forefathers. To me, this makes it seem as though all of our forefathers had the same viewpoints on everything and just got along great. Just as we have now, all of those earlier leaders of our nation had many differing opinions. The difference from then to now was in their ability to come together and compromise for the common good, which is what we have gotten away from and to which I believe we as a district, a state, and country need to return.
My general goals, if elected, and underlying the specific topics such as education, economy, taxes, foreign policy, and others, are to do my best to help address these two cited issues and bring the government back to the people while also helping to bridge the divide between the two sides. It is time for the two sides to stop volleying back and forth, freezing any real progress and legislation of value, to buck up, to come together, and to get things done for the good of the people and this country rather than expending major time, energy, and money playing chess with the lives of the citizens who elected them.
When each side tries to reverse the other’s accomplishments from the prior term it causes no progression. Remember that the most recent successful amendment to the US Constitution was passed by congress and ratified back in 1971. It has been over 40 years since that 26th Amendment was ratified, and the lack of changes to the Constitution (other than the 27th amendment which took over 200 years to ratify) is not due to its perfection but because of the stalemate we have had in US politics over the past few decades.
Each of these reasons are major factors to why I have decided to run, as well as my choice to run unaffiliated with no strong ties to either party, which will better aid me in representing the people not parties.
Approximately 48 percent of all Americans are currently either considered to be “low income” or are living in poverty.
About 97.3 million Americans fall into a low-income category, commonly defined as those earning between 100 and 199 percent of the poverty level, based on a new supplemental measure by the Census Bureau that is designed to provide a fuller picture of poverty. Together with the 49.1 million who fall below the poverty line and are counted as poor, they number 146.4 million, or 48 percent of the U.S. population. That’s up by 4 million from 2009, the earliest numbers for the newly developed poverty measure.
According to the National Soft Drink Association (NSDA), consumption of soft drinks is now over 600 12-ounce servings (12 oz.) per person per year. Since the late 1970`s the soft drink consumption in the United States has doubled for females and tripled for males. The highest consumption is in the males between the ages of 12 – 29; they average 1/2 gallon a day or 160 gallons a year
Where you live affects who you date—and who will absolutely refuse to date you. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the real estate website Trulia commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct a survey looking at the intersection of attitudes about housing and romance. Are homeowners regarded as “marriage material” more so than noncommital renters? Are people more interested in potential mates if they live alone? Just how bad is your love life impacted if you live with your parents? When it comes to dating and housing, what’s hot and what’s not?
The United States puts a higher percentage of its population in prison than any other nation on earth does.
The United States has less than 5 percent of the world’s population. But it has almost a quarter of the world’s prisoners.
Indeed, the United States leads the world in producing prisoners, a reflection of a relatively recent and now entirely distinctive American approach to crime and punishment.
There are more unemployed workers in the United States than there are people living in the entire nation of Greece.
There are 13.9 million unemployed people in the U.S. – and that just counts those looking for work. That works out to 9.1% of the labor force, the widely publicized unemployed rate.
But here are a few more ways to look at it.
There are more unemployed people in the U.S. than there are people in the state of Illinois, the fifth largest state.
In fact there, there are more unemployed people in the U.S. than there are people in 46 of the 50 states, all but Florida, New York, Texas and California.
There are more unemployed than the combined populations of Wyoming, Vermont, North Dakota, Alaska, South Dakota, Delaware, Montana, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Idaho and the District of Columbia.
If they were a country, the 13.9 million unemployed Americans would be the 68th largest country in the world, bigger than the population of Greece or Portugal (each of which has 10.8 million people) and more than twice the population of Norway (4.7 million.)
Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs. Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 173,000 in August, and the
unemployment rate edged down to 5.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. Job gains occurred in health care and social assistance and in
financial activities. Manufacturing and mining lost jobs.
Household Survey Data
In August, the unemployment rate edged down to 5.1 percent, and the number of
unemployed persons edged down to 8.0 million. Over the year, the unemployment
rate and the number of unemployed persons were down by 1.0 percentage point
and 1.5 million, respectively.
According to author Paul Osterman, about 20 percent of all U.S. adults are currently working jobs that pay poverty-level wages.
Almost 9.3 million Americans are considered underemployed, defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as working part-time for economic reasons, such as unfavorable business conditions or seasonal declines in demand. That’s up from just over 8 million in July, but down from a peak of about 9.5 million in September 2010. In addition, about 2.5 million individuals are considered “marginally attached to the labor force,” meaning they were not in the labor force, wanted and were available for work, and looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. (They are not counted as unemployed because they had not looked for a job in the past four weeks prior to the survey.)
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, approximately 167,000 Americans have more than $200,000 of student loan debt.
Some have called the nation’s soaring college debt load a “ticking bomb” — a new bubble crisis threatening young adults, their families and the broader economy. Are those fears warranted?
The number of beneficiaries on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—AKA food stamps–has topped 46,000,000 for 38th straight months, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).
One in four children in America participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, in fiscal year 2011, according to data from the United States Department of Agriculture and U.S. Census Bureau.
Teens in the United States are far more likely to give birth than in any other industrialized country in the world. U.S. teens are two and a half times as likely to give birth as compared to teens in Canada, around four times as likely as teens in Germany or Norway, and almost 10 times as likely as teens in Switzerland.
According to the CDC, there are 19 million new cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States every single year.
STD’s are a significant health challenge facing the United States. CDC estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually
transmitted infections occur every year in this country, half among young people ages 15–24, accounting for almost
$16 billion in health care costs. Each of these infections is a potential threat to an individual’s immediate and long-term
health and well-being. In addition to increasing a person’s risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV infection, STDs can lead
to severe reproductive health complications, such as infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
According to the United Nations Demographic Yearbook, a collection of global statistics published annually, these 10 countries have the highest number of divorces in the world. Rates, which were only determined for countries that submitted complete data to the United Nations Statistics Division, represent the number of divorces per 1000 people.
More people have been diagnosed with mental disorders in the United States than in any other nation on earth.
Over a 12-month period, 27 percent of adults in the U.S. will experience some sort of mental health disorder, making the U.S. the country with the highest prevalence. Mental health disorders include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and substance abuse. Over one’s entire lifetime, the average American has a 47.4 percent chance of having any kind of mental health disorder. Yes, that’s almost one in two. The projected lifetime prevalence is even higher: for people who reach age 75 it is 55 percent. The WHO data does not take into account eating disorders, personality disorders, and schizophrenia; the incidence of these disorders together is about 15 percent in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH?
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