Older Writers – Part II

Hey, folks–

Sorry I’ve been awol for a few days… I was actually out of town with very little Internet access, and I just got back late last night– so I haven’t been able to post for a while!

Second of all, thanks for the posts and emails re: last week’s ageism question from Jon in Iowa

First– kudos to Lisa, who is moving to L.A. to be a TV writer after discovering “that the main thing holding me back is
me and not my age
.”  Congratulations, Lisa— I’m so excited for you, and please keep in touch and let me know how it goes!  I’ll probably need you to hire me someday!

And then Jon wrote in with a follow-up question…

“Do you think your comments apply equally to feature film screenwriting, as

opposed to TV writing? As you pointed out, a TV writer will be
looked at with the thought, ‘Can this writer function on our writing
staff on a day to day, season to season basis?’, versus a one time
feature film writer, where the script should speak for itself, it’s
either good or it isn’t, whether written by a 24 or 64 year old. There
is no continuing relationship with the film writer, like there would be
in TV. Do older writers face slightly fewer obstacles writing a feature
film as opposed to trying to write for TV?”

Well, Jon– I think it often can be “easier” for a first-timer to sell a project in film than it is in TV (and “easier” does not mean “easy”) because of exactly what you say: selling a project in film doesn’t require a long-lasting relationship with the writer.

Having said that, 2 (and a half) things:

1)  There are many “older” screenwriters working in Hollywood today.  Playwright David Hare, who wrote “The Reader,” is about to turn 62.  Thomas McCarthy, who wrote the Oscar-nominatedThe Visitor,” is 43.  Susannah Grant (“The Soloist“) is 46.  (Although for the record, I don’t think 40’s is that old in Hollywood anymore.)

1.5)  A caveat just to torpedo my own thesis: last summer, ICM settled a lawsuit from a bunch of over-40 writers who sued ICM for age discrimination.  Click HERE to read.

2)  It’s still incredibly hard for a first-timer to sell something, and I think the obstacles that face older newcomers are the same obstacles facing younger newcomers.  Namely: it still takes an infinite number of man-hours to write a sellable script… and it still takes contacts and relationships.

A little over a year ago, Hollywood was abuzz with the story of Michael Martin, a 27-year-old toll-booth-worker who wrote a spec feature called “Brooklyn’s Finest“… and sold it.  People loved– and were shocked and amazed– by this underdog story… which I think is relevant here because MICHAEL WAS ONLY 27.  In other words– it’s shocking to Hollywood when ANY “noboby” sells something… even if he’s only 27, which is certainly not old by Hollywood screenwriting standards.

Now, a couple other interesting (and often overlooked) things about the Michael Martin story…

A)  Michael wasn’t exactly a first-time screenwriter.  He’d studied film in college, so he had some knowledge, and maybe even some contacts.

B)  Michael submitted “Brooklyn’s Finest” to a contest… and contests are open to anyone, regardless of age.  He didn’t win… and contests don’t always (even rarely) result in scripts making their way to producers, but his managed to get to someone.  If the script is as good as “Brooklyn’s Finest,” the same thing could happen to anyone, anywhere, of any age.

C)  “Brooklyn’s Finest” didn’t sell immediately.  It actually landed Michael a job… writing “New Jack City 2.”  I think this is important, because many screenwriters NEVER sell anything– but make a very nice living getting hired onto projects and doing rewrites.  But in order to do that… you must LIVE IN LOS ANGELES (or maybe New York, like Michael) and have the time and flexibility to take meetings, meet the appropriate contacts, nurture the appropriate relationships, etc.  And like we discussed before, “older” people often don’t have that flexibility… not because they’re “older,” but because they often have lives and lifestyles– full-time jobs, families, obligations– that don’t allow them to commit to the 24/7 lifestyle of being a budding screenwriter.  (Of course, Michael Martin blows that whole theory to hell, but Hollywood is an industry of exceptions… and he is CERTAINLY an exception.  So the next Michael Martin we read about could be a 59-year-old plumber in Dallas!)

So what’s all this mean?  Selling ANYTHING in Hollywood, especially for a newbie, is hard… near impossible… whether you’re a 27-year-old in NY or a 64-year-old in IA.  Is it harder for someone older?  Yeah, probably.  Does that mean there’s ageism?  Not necessarily.

But as writers, I think the question we should be asking ourselves– no matter how old we are– is NOT “Why can’t I sell something?”  It’s “How can my work be better?”  And once it’s better: “How can it be even BETTER?”  And once it’s even BETTER: “My work’s not good enough… how can I make it still BETTER?!”

The truth is: THOSE are the questions that will make your script good enough to sell… no matter your birth date.

Also, for a great article on ageism, check out “How Old is Too Old To Be a Screenwriter?” by D.B. Gilles, author of “The Screenwriter Within: How to Turn the Movie in Your Head into a Salable Screenplay” and “The Portable Film School.”

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  1. jill starr

    How New Jersey Police Beat Me Up Because I Was a Jewish Woman

    Kridel Lawfirm (Clifton, New Jersey) Bribes Andre Chapman (JIll’s Ex-Husband) & Brant Snell for False Statements Against Her/COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: WHEREBY MLADIC & KARADZIC TREATED ME WEST MILFORD DETECTIVES HARRY SHORTWAY & PETER VAN GILST
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    I ask the New Jersey attorney general to disbar:
    Kridel Law Group in Clifton, New Jersey
    Contact Information
    Phone: 973-470-0800
    Fax: 973-472-1909

    I originally requested the lawfirm be disbarred from practicing law in the state of New Jersey back when I was attending William Paterson College in New Jersey prior to 1997.

    http://eu4uyuedje.blogspot.com/ (Original Source Website Blog)

    It is public information any national news media group in America can prove beyond any doubt, by merely asking for it at the local Pompton Lakes New Jersey Court Clerk:

    1) James A. Kridel Esq., his lawfirm, the West Milford Prosecutor (at that time between 1991-1997), my former landlord from whom I rented an apartment from, Brant Snell, his brother (joint owner of Snell’s property in Bloomingdale NJ, along with Harry Shortway and the West Milford Police Force, committed bribery, conspired to commit extortion with malicious intent against me, and also committed physical acts of terroristic threats against me at the Snell’s residence I rented.

    2) This occurred when the West Milford police responded to a phone call emanating from Brant Snell and arrived outside my apartment. I had also called them simultaneously because Brant Snell and his brother were threatening me all day attempting to get me to leave my apartment; neither men filed legal eviction procedings agsainst me.

    4) Sgt, Laughlin and co-conspiritors arrived on the scene proceding to cut my phone line at the Snell’s, then proceeding to threaten me outside my apartment. The police on the scene included red haired Sgt. Laughlin formerly beating my head against his squad car in West Milford NJ when taking custody of my two children from me giving custody to my ex husband, Andre Chapman.

    All men involved i nthis incident malicously intended endangering my life, reputation and well being; they sucessed. They also succeeded causing irreparable and permanant emotional harm forever to my two children now adults; my son currently having a son of his own.

    Both men, my ex-husband Andre Chapman along with former landlord Brant Snell admitted their guilt openly in Pompton Lakes Court before the presiding judge then.

    Andre Chapman, my ex husband admitted committing this vile crime against me and my two children to gain continunal custody rights over my two children at that time, and, Brant Snell for wanting to evict me from my apartment because I would not have sex with him when I was a student at that time when I rented from him. And, owing to my police report I filed stating the truth: that he illegally entered my upstairs apartment from his house attempting on numerous occasion to have sexual relations with me and abuse me against my will through intimidation. Brant Snell also refused to allow me to lock my upstairs apartment and entered at his own will for several nights.

    Harry Shortway told me he strongly suspected Brant Snell and his friend from Vernon NJ having to do with the Vernon New Jersey rapist/murders that occured at, Waywayanda State Park in West Milford NJ. Harry Shortway asked me to see what evidence I could get to him against Snell from my apartment leading up to his attic.
    I did and it was very suspicous. Snell kept old newspaper clippings of the rapes and murders etc.. Shortway never arrested either man. SNell’s friend even told me he was up at the Waywaynda Park harrassing women at that time.

    The judge fined my ex husband, warning both men and Kridel himself.

    The NJ State Attorney General then, completely ignored my complaints afterwhich. I drove to Fort Dix Military Base complaining to the internal affairs officer who told me that Harry Shortway was affiliated with too powerful an organization for him to do anyting to help me.

    The Kridel lawfirm was allowed to continue practicing their so-called “law” in the state of NJ.

    More to Come on them but I was slandered forever and my reputation ruined because my ex husband had told Kridel lawfirm that “My Wife Jill Starr has a gun and she will use it.”

    I never did and it was a lie!
    And they wanted to either kill me and/or prove I was too unstable mentally to stand before the Int’l Criminal Court for Serbia (?) Obviously YES!

    I admit often wondering in the post 1999 Kosovo environment when and if:
    Bill Clinton will send the NATO to the west milford municipal building for committing agregeous violations of human rights and genocide against jews and blacks in the State of NJ and in Passaic County in general.

    Now that my articles can be proven by court transcripts. I AWAIT MY MONETARY SETTLEMENT! I cannot come fast enough. When Harry Shortway became andry at me because my ex husband threatened to turn him and his gang into authorities for dealing cocaine in the Highcrest Lake area of West Milford the West Milford Police all of a sudden decided they would try me on about 10 traffic tickets. I was forced to come to the municipal building for the case.

    My ex husband new about the cocaine dealing in conjunction with te West Milford Police department because he was living a Treetop Apartments during the time my family moved there when I met my ex husband back when I attended Walter T Bergen School in Bloomingdale NJ as a young 13 year old girl. My husband was into drugs and bought cocaine from Shanahan a former West Milford Police Officer involved and thrown off the force for cocaine dealing. Apparently my ex husband told me that Harry Shortway was invovled in dealing drugs to my ex husband and his friends back at Treetop during those days.

    Jill Starr members.fortunecity… Feb 19 2009
    bloomingdale, United States

    Harry Shortway originally became angry with me because my ex husband threatened to turn him and his associates into internal affairs Mr. Sorchinski (alias Zoro in the West Milford Police Force of Internal Affairs up there then) for dealing cocaine in the Highcrest Lake area of West Milford.

    Thereafter, the West Milford Police all of a sudden decided they would try me on about 10 traffic tickets. I was homeless then because they threw me out of my home, gave custody rights of my two children and assisted my ex husband in throwing ALL my property and clothing in the local garbage; even though the Paterson Domestic Violence Courts at that time gave me a court order to have the West Milford Police assist me and help me get my property out of the house I had lived in at Highcrest saftly. In any event, they (West Milford Courts) forced to come to the municipal building for the case.

    My ex husband new about the cocaine dealing in conjunction with the West Milford Police department because he was living a Treetop Apartments during the time my family moved there when I met my ex husband back, and, when I attended Walter T Bergen School in Bloomingdale NJ as a young 13 year old girl. My husband was into drugs and bought cocaine from Shanahan a former West Milford Police Officer involved and thrown off the police force for cocaine dealing at Treetop Apartments.

    My ex husband, ANdre Chapman told me he threatened Harry Shortway because he was jealous I thought he was ”cute” and Andre Chapman told me that Harry Shortway was involved in dealing drugs to my ex husband and his friends back at Treetop during those days when I was a yong girl.

    The West Milford Prosecutor also used a court protected document i.e., my Passaic County Diagnostic Exam in the traffic violations case against me which he later dropped at once when I pointed out it made him in ”Contempt of Cort’ in the case for handling it and even for looking at that document which was only allowed for viewing by either myself or my attorneys in my custody case.

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    COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: WHEREBY MLADIC & KARADZIC TREATED ME WEST MILFORD DETECTIVES HARRY SHORTWAY & PETER VAN GILST

    Wednesday, April 15, 2009
    Comparing Whereby Karadzic & Mladic Treate Me W/NJ Deteecties Harry SHarry Shortway, Pete Van Gilst, Sorchinski Could Face Murder Charges Sources Sa
    Thursday, April 2, 2009
    Harry Shortway, Pete Van Gilst, Sorchinski Could Face Murder Charges Sources Say>>

    The Instablog.Com website administration today stated on my blog account, I am no longer authorized to submit articles for some unknown reason. I surmise the reason may be I’m submitting too many articles at once. Hence, I opened an additional account just so I could post this follow up comment on my previously written article entitled, Comparing West Milford Detectives in New Jersey to the Treatment Received By Karadzic and Mladic in Serbia.

    Please read it.

    It is an extremely important legal case I am submitting to the Hague Court in the Netherlands as an individual complainant from here in the United States of America. I hope it will set an international precedent even in America people are abused by government officers.

    I am fully convinced after almost a decade of asking the legal governmental authorities at local, state and federal levels here in the United States of America to arrest and try Detective Harry Shortway and his Sgt. Laughlin in a court of law in America for attempting to murder me and moreover physically and emotionally torturing me and my family in 1990/1991,

    it is clear,

    the United States of America is either unwilling OR incapable of taking the bold moral measures to arrest Harry Shortway and associates giving him a fair trial here in America similarly to what American diplomats such as Hillary Clinton accuse Serbia of not submitting General Mladic to the Hague for trial.

    Hypocritical America, don’t you agree (?)

    This makes a mockery of genuine ideals insofar as human rights in America while manifesting extremely gross violations of human rights against me as well as attempted genocide committed against me by Harry Shortway (on account of allegedly wanting to kill me because I derive from a Jewish family background and was then married to a black on account of his fascist affiliations with the National Alliance KKK group). These crimes against me occurred only thirty minutes away from the United Nations Security Council in Manhattan; I, Jill Starr am an American citizen and previously wrote the UN about this in the early 1990s.

    All together now let’s remember the crime of ‘genocide’ in and of itself, can be the attempt to kill one OR thousands of members of any ethnic, religious group.

    More to come on this story.

    I AM OFFERING A FINANCIAL REWARD FOR ANY AND ALL INFORMATION LEADING TO CAPTURE AND ARREST OF DETECTIVE HARRY SHORTWAY FORMER WEST MILFORD NEW JERSEY DETECTIVE AND HIS SGT. LAUGHLIN AND ASSOCIATES:

    1) SGT. LAUGHLIN (IS A TALL RED HAIRED MAN OVER 6 FEET IN HEIGHT AND SLIM BUILD- HE IS NOT VERY INTELLIGENT).

    SGT. LAUGHLIN WAS LAST SEEN BY ME IN BACK OF RYAN MACHINE COMPANY IN THE DRIVEWAY OF THE HOUSE I USED TO RENT WITH MY FAMILY OFF MACOPIN ROAD IN WEST MILFORD NEW JERSEY YANKING ME BY MY LONG HAIR AND BANGING MY HEAD AGAINST HIS POLICE CAR WHILE HIS ROCKIE PARTNER COP WATCHED. THEN HE SHOVED ME INTO HIS POLICE CAR IN HANDCUFFING WHICH HE CONTINUED TIGHTENING AGAINST MY WRISTS TILL THEY BEGAN BLEEDING IN PAIN WHILE I CRIED OUT IN AGONY AND TEARS FOR HIM TO STOP; HE WOULD NOT STOP AND CONTINUE LAUGHING WHILE HE DROVE ME TO UP TO SEE SHORTWAY WHO WAS WAITING FOR ME AT THE WEST MILFORD POLICE STATION.

    I AM OFFERING A FINANCIAL REWARD FOR ANY AND ALL INFORMATION LEADING TO CAPTURE AND ARREST OF DETECTIVE HARRY SHORTWAY FORMER WEST MILFORD NEW JERSEY DETECTIVE AND HIS SGT. LAUGHLIN AND ASSOCIATES:

    1) SGT. LAUGHLIN (IS A TALL RED WAVY HAIRED MAN OVER 6 FEET IN HEIGHT AND SLIM BUILD- HE IS NOT VERY INTELLIGENT).

    SGT. LAUGHLIN WAS LAST SEEN BY ME IN BACK OF RYAN MACHINE COMPANY IN THE DRIVEWAY OF THE HOUSE I USED TO RENT IN HIGHCREST LAKE COMMUNITY WITH MY FAMILY OFF MACOPIN ROAD IN WEST MILFORD NEW JERSEY YANKING ME BY MY LONG HAIR AND BANGING MY HEAD AGAINST HIS POLICE CAR ABOUT TEN TIMES NONSTOP WHILE HIS ROCKIE PARTNER COP STOOD THERE DOING NOTHING MERELY WATCHING ME BE ABUSED.

    THEN SGT LAUGHLIN SHOVED ME INTO HIS POLICE CAR IN HANDCUFFS WHICH HE CONTINUED TIGHTENING AGAINST MY WRISTS TILL THEY BEGAN BLEEDING IN PAIN WHILE I CRIED OUT IN AGONY AND TEARS FOR HIM TO STOP; HE WOULD NOT STOP AND CONTINUED LAUGHING WHILE HE DROVE ME TO UP TO SEE SHORTWAY WHO WAS WAITING FOR ME AT THE WEST MILFORD POLICE STATION.

    THIS FINANCIAL REWARD IS CONTINGENT UPON ANY FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT I MAY RECEIVE IN THE FUTURE FROM THE THREE GRADUATE SCHOOLS FORMERLY DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ME IN THE MOST VILE MANNERS IN THE NJ AND NYC AREAS.

    I WILL OFFER SPLIT EQUITABLE FINANCIAL REWARD OF 50% OF ANY MONEY I RECEIVE TO THOSE AGENCIES AND/OR INDIVIDUALS COURAGEOUS ENOUGH TO HELP BRING THESE RUTHLESS DETECTIVES AND THEIR SGT’S TO JUSTICE AND JAIL.

    AND, IF AMERICAN CANNOT FIND THE MORAL AND POLITICAL WILLPOWER TO BRING THEM TO JUSTICE AND TRIAL HERE IN THE USA, I WANT THEM EXTRADITED TO THE HAGUE ICC COURT.

    In friendship and diplomacy my reputation for honesty proceeds me so all interested persons and/or parties in helping me bring Shortway and his Sgt Laughlin from West Milford NJ to trial at teh Hague,

    can rest assured I will uphold my end of the reward agreement shall I receive financial settlement myself from the aforementioned colleges in the near future.

    lpcyusa said…

    I Felt many Times Safer With General Ratko Mladic Than I Do Sitting Alone In My Apartment In Bloomingdale, NJ USA

    As an after thought on my book. I doubt very much that I met Mr. Mladic on a ”baor restaurant.” There was no one else present having dinner.

    It as more like a living and/or conference setting and seems to me now to be more like a private yacht. I have never really been on one before but it reminded me of photos I’ve seen of the interior of Onassis’s yachts.

    I felt many times more safer sitting with General Ratko Mladic Than I Do Sitting At Home In My Apartment In Bloomingdale, NJ US!

    Although it may sound foreign to many here in America, I would feel safer having the Serbian Army as my bodyguards here at my house in Bloomingdale, NJ where I rent a small apartment to protect me from the local townships’ corrupt law enforcement officials and if I had teh finances I hire a few.

    Jill Starr
    I grew up traveling the world with my parents at age 7. I remember being on the island of Java in 1970/71 going swimming in the pool at Hotel InterContinentel surrounded by armed soldiers; and, and flying over Vietnam and my father pointing out "look Jill we are flying over Vietnam now…" with my Mom. The interesting thing was no commercial airlines flew over Vietnam unti. about one decade ago and certainly not in the 1970s. Sports: Water polo, Soccer Recreation: Partying, Travel Tags: reading, travel, children, swimming, music, college, writing, environment, new jersey, philosophy, culture, sociology, new york, ecology, china, peace, theatre, america, social justice, theology, war, human rights, endangered species, indonesia, russia, romania, political science, united nations, ideology, news media, war crimes, fairness, preventive diplomacy, crimes against humanity, serbia, kosovo, montenegro, edcuation, west milford, bloomingdale, mediation techniques James Bond type films.

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    http://mladickaradzicshortwaystudy.blogspot.com/2009/04/comparing-whereby-karadzic-mladic.html
    11:48 AM 5/12/2009

    COMPARE HOW MLADIC AND KARADZIC TREATED ME WITH THAT OF AMERICAN DETECTIVES IN WEST MILFORD NJ->

    Neither Mladli nor Karadzic touched me in any manner maliciously UNLIKE the detectives in West Milford NJ in America who banged my head against a police car over ten times and laughed at me while they handcuffed me so tight my wrists bled in the squad car. They were serving me with the ’restraining order’ my ex husband filed against me to gain custody of my two children in early 1990/91.

    paid large sums of money back then to retain an attorney in New Jersey to sue the West Milford detectives. Sgt. Laughlin the tall red haired police officer over 6 feet tall was the one who banged my head against his cop car in my driveway while a rookie cop watched! No attorney took my case saying I was up against too powerful organizations. I ever went to Fort Dix NJ and told the head of the police there and he ignored me as well.

    Inversely, the alleged most ruthles men and war criminals in the world since Hitler TREATED ME WITH HUMAN DIGNITY AND RESPECT ACTING LIKE GENTLEMAN AT ALL TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I await everyone’s comment!

    The crime against me was racially based I was told later since many of the police in West Milford belong to the KKK connected group called THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE (I was married to a black man and my family was Jewish) even though I am Russian Orthodox Christian). I traced the National Alliance to the Southern States and read their Nazi manifesto to kill all ”Jews, Russians and Black.” Their signs used to be explicitly posted in the Hewitt West Milford Post Office

    So I grabbed one and called them and discovered their true genocidal agenda. I am a war crimes investigator and right here only 30 minutes from the United Nations in West Milford NJ we have genocide occurring and no one listens to me!
    The detectives involved were and not limited to: Sgt. Laughlin, Detective Harry Shortway and his close partner Peter Van Gilst and the former internal affairs investigator Mr. Sorchinsky aka ZORO. The National Alliance manifesto clearly indicates that persons ought use their powerful positions all over New Jersey, whether they be police, doctors and/or judges to rid the world of Russians,. Jews and Blacks

    One of the many reasons for which I am on permanent disability is that I felt coerced by the police in Passaic County that unless I said I was ”insane” I may be shot and killed because I’d be able to testify against them! Detective Shortway set me up to be murdered once already by placing an ad in the localO paper and saying he was leaving on vacation etc.etc… it is too complicated to go into here and now. I was looking for a new place to rent with my family at the time. On a voice changing machine (as my children can attest to) he gave me directions to a house to look at towards the end of all this ordeal with him. Later I found out the directions where I told my family I was going to look at th rental were over 20 miles in another direction and no one wold have ever found me again. This is my take on this and I am usually correct. Sorry for my spelling but this is extremely dificult for me to remember (agonizingly painful emotionally)

    I am scared to death now not of anything emanating from my writing about Mladic, but of my present close proximity where I reside nearby to West Milford and its associated Detectives. I never feared being hurt because I am writing a book based on my experiences in Serbia and Montenegro. Yes I am fearful of retaliation of SHORTWAY AND HIS CRONIES !

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    UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychiatric Facility in Wykoff NJ USA

    (Ramapo Ridge Hospital) As SEcret Military Tribunal and Torture Facilty

    Monday, April 20, 2009
    Recovery Leads to Near Death Experience at Ramapo Ridge Psychiatiric Hospital in Wykoff,
    New Jersey (U.S.A.) A few years ago during an incident becoming seemingly common place in my life happening so often now. The local Bloomingdale New Jersey Police Department again had forced me
    physically into a psychiatric Hospital again; this time Chilton Hospital in Paquannock, NJ,
    USA. I was in the emergency room once again, for seemingly no reason whatsoever after making
    another attempt reporting an incident for investigation to the local Bloomingdale, NJ Police
    mentioning issues effecting the entire world. Anyway, this time Chilton Hospital forced me into a place called Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital. They had me on medications dropping my blood pressure to 82 over 67 (i almost died). They continued to force me to take this medication for at least three weeks in which time they refused to release me. I was not released for almost one month after arguing with the staff that there was nothing at all wrong with me. Each day my two regular psychiatrists called Ramapo Ridge Mental Hospital trying to get released. They refused and Ramapo Ridge told me I had to stand before a judge and court located in the bottom floor of the building to be released.After three weeks I had to go downstairs and I actually stood before what seemed to be a “war crimes tribunal,” in lower level of the Ramapo Ridge . I stood before a judge wearing a regular judicial long black robe and a line of attorney’s beseeching my release from the hospital.
    I dont know to this day what this experience was about; i dread to tell you. Secret types of
    military tribunals right here operating in the USA by the CIA (?) Inquiring minds demand
    answers.

    UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychiatric Hospital Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff,
    New Jersey (U.S.A. AS Secret Military Tribunal and Interrogation Facility)A few years ago
    during an incident becoming seemingly common place in my life happening so often now. The
    local Bloomingdale New Jersey Police Department again had forced me physically into a psychiatric Hospital again; this time Chilton Hospital in Paquannock, NJ, USA. I was in the emergency room once again, for seemingly no reason whatsoever after making another attempt reporting an incident for investigation to the local Bloomingdale, NJ Police mentioning issues effecting the entire world. Anyway, this time Chilton Hospital forced me into a place called Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital. They had me on medications dropping my blood pressure to 82 over 67 (i almost died). They continued to force me to take this medication for at least three weeks in which time they refused to release me. I was not released for almost one month after arguing with the staff that there was nothing at all wrong with me. Each day my two regular psychiatrists called Ramapo Ridge Mental
    Hospital trying to get released. They refused and Ramapo Ridge told me I had to stand before
    a judge and court located in the bottom floor of the building to be released. After three weeks I had to go downstairs and I actually stood before what seemed to be a “war crimes tribunal,” in lower level of the Ramapo Ridge . I stood before a judge wearing a regular judicial long black robe and a line of attorney’s beseeching my release from the hospital. I dont know to this day what this experience was about; i dread to tell you. Secret types of military tribunals right here operating in the USA by the CIA (?) Inquiring minds demand answers. UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychaitric Hosptial Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff, New Jersey (U.S.A. AS Secret Military Tibunal and Interrogation Facility) I will also add that now I am scared beyond belief to go to the emergency room at Chilton Hospital in Pomtpon Plains NJ. WHY (?) Ever since the Bloomingdale, NJ police illegally forced me to continually go into the psychiatric ward at Chilton against my and my doctors will whenever I make a local police report when I feel my life is endangered, when I am physically ill with the flu or something, I notice when I go to the Chilton Hospital emergency room, instead of taking my injury seriously, the doctors just ask me if I want to go into the psychiatric section upstairs, strongly suggesting I am being ”paranoid.” Instead of offering me good medical care.

    I can never get nondiscriminatory emergency medical care at Chilton hospital without the
    hospital itself insisting that I am just being ”paranoid.” And they always call my psychiatrist
    whenever I go to their hospital even for the flu! This has led to Arnold Stark my former professor advising me to always go to St Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne NJ instead which I do n ow.
    I will also add that now I am scared beyond belief to go to the emergency room at Chilton Hospital in Pomtpon Plains NJ. WHY (?) Ever since the Bloomingdale, NJ police illegally forced me to continually go into the psychiatric ward at Chilton against my and my doctors will whenever I make a local police report when I feel my life is endangered, when I am physically ill with the flu or something, I notice when I go to the Chilton Hospital emergency room, instead of taking my injury seriously, the doctors just ask me if I want to go into the psychiatric section upstairs, strongly suggesting I am being ”paranoid.” Instead of offering me good medical care.

    I can never get nondiscriminatory emergency medical care at Chilton hospital without the
    hospital itself insisting that I am just being ”paranoid.” And they always call my psychiatrist
    whenever I go to their hospital even for the flu! This has led to Arnold Stark my former professor advising me to always go to St Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne NJ instead which I do n ow. Jill Starr
    I grew up traveling the world with my parents at age 7. I remember being on the island of
    Java in 1970/71 going swimming in the pool at Hotel InterContinentel surrounded by armed
    soldiers; and, and flying over Vietnam and my father pointing out "look Jill we are flying over
    Vietnam now…" with my Mom. The interesting thing was no commercial airlines flew over
    Vietnam unti. about one decade ago and certainly not in the 1970s. Sports: Water polo, Soccer
    Recreation: Partying, Travel Tags: reading, travel, children, swimming, music, college,
    writing, environment, new jersey, philosophy, culture, sociology, new york, ecology, china,
    peace, theatre, america, social justice, theology, war, human rights, endangered species,
    indonesia, russia, romania, political science, united nations, ideology, news media, war crimes,
    fairness, preventive diplomacy, crimes against humanity, serbia, kosovo, montenegro,
    edcuation, west milford, bloomingdale, mediation techniques James Bond type films.
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    Mysterious Spooks/ Spirits From My Past Scare Me A

    Thursday, April 23, 2009
    Mysterious Spooks/ Spirits From My Past Scare Me At Ramapo Ridge Facility
    Jill Starr , bloomingdale: Apr 5 2009
    United States :

    Mysterious Spooks/ Spirits From My Past Scare Me At Ramapo Ridge Facility
    This is the story while I was illegally detained at Ramapo Ridge facility in Wykoff NJ USA, a
    man comes in through the front door wearing a one piece janitor outfit and starts mopping for
    about 10 minutes . He looked like one of my father’s former associates from way back in the day (I won’t say who now). Anyway, he walked out of the men’s room and then tosses his mop aside and unzips his janitorial outfit revealing a pin striped sharp blue suit, grabs his briefcase behind the front
    desks and whisks himself out the front door saying goodbye to me. Posted by lpcyusa at 10:48 AM 0 comments Evidence United States Tortured Its Own Citizen

    When I refused to take the continuous lines of medications at Ramapo Ridge facility I knew that
    I was extemely allergic to they told me I needed an ”Attitude adjustment.”
    This is when they took me into a solitary confinement room and put my arms and legs in straps
    on a horrible bed. The injected me with the medication they told me I was ”going to get one way or another.” For about 4-6 hours (it is difficult to kow I was drugged) the facility would not allow me a
    bedpan or to get up to the bathroom and told me to crap and piss all over msyelf and I could
    take a shower when my ”attitude is right.” AFter I calmed down because I had no recourse, I was allowed to take a shower they bossed me around saying ”Go shower now Jill!”

    I was absolutely tortured right there in NJ USA Ramapo Ridge Sends Me Back To Chilton Hospital After My First Ambulatory Arrival And Drug Urine Test Fails Ramapo Ridge Sends Me Back To Chilton Hospital After My First Ambulatory Arrival And Drug Urine Test Fails
    The first time Chilton sent me via ambulance to the Ramapo Ridge facility, the ambulance from
    Chilton dropped me off. The Ramapo Ridge facility gave me a urine test as soon as I arrived at
    the detention facility in Wykoff NJ USA. The test was positive for a result because Ramapo Ridge sent me all the way back to Chilton by way of another ambulance at 3Am in the morning.
    The Head Nurse told me “Jill you have to go back to Chilton Hospital because we have to wait
    for your urine test to clear from something or the other…) to the best of my memory which is
    VERY good as we know is a proven fact. I was sent back to Chilton Hospital from Ramapo Ridge at about 3 am in the morning until a urine test that Chilton Hospital in Pompton Plains NJ said that I was able to be transported back to Ramapo Ridge. It must have been close to 4-5:30 am almost dawn when this occurred to me.I will continue to release proof and details until the United States of America grants both Serbia and myself immediate monetary settlements for our troubles.
    Serbia and Bonsia and Montenegro are due moneys because of illegal bombing of their countries and I am owed a sizable financial settlement as stated. I ask President Obama to immediately work out an out of international court settlement at once before the news reports it right with MY TRANSLATION!

    When the second time I arrived at Ramapo Ridge about 4 am in the morning after complaining that in my own views there was no reason to send me back and forth between hospitals in the middle of the night, the Ramapo Ridge facility told me to wait ina room with magazines and puzzles in it. I worked on a large jigsaw puzzle and heard the Head Nurse say to a man that looked like a CIA operative ”ENTER THIS TIME IN HER LOG.” Even writing about this experience in this blog to expose it causes me panics attacks I will have for the rest of my life.
    When I refused to take the continuous lines of medications at Ramapo Ridge facility I knew that
    I was extemely allergic to they told me I needed an ”Attitude adjustment.”
    This is when they took me into a solitary confinement room and put my arms and legs in straps
    on a horrible bed.

    The injected me with the medication they told me I was ”going to get one way or another.”
    For about 4-6 hours (it is difficult to kow I was drugged) the facility would not allow me a
    bedpan or to get up to the bathroom and told me to crap and piss all over msyelf and I could
    take a shower when my ”attitude is right.” AFter I calmed down because I had no recourse, I was allowed to take a shower they bossed me around saying ”Go shower now Jill!”
    I was absolutely tortured right there in NJ USA http://lpcyu.instablogs.com/feed
    And again, both Ramapo Ridge and Chilton in Pompton Plains NJ both allowed former doctor
    Charlotte Piuck, my former psychiatrist whose license taken away by the New Jersey branch of
    American Medical Association, consult with Ramapo Ridge and Chilton doctors whom were

    licensed and they agrered with her behind the meddical desk to continue giuving me
    medications they all knew I had long hostories of being allergic to.
    When I did get allergic reactions in Chilton and Ramapo Ridge BOTH FACILITIES
    REFUSED TO GIVE ME BENEDRYL TO COUNTER ACT TE ALLERGIC REACTION
    WHICH COULD HAV KILLED ME

    ill Starr, Director of the UN/NGO The Law Projects Center Manhattan Area Office Confirms
    She Was Illegally Detained by US Intlligence Officials at Ramapo Ridge Facility in Wykoff NJ
    (Secret US Military Tribunal and Interrogation Center) Where She Was Placed In Straight
    Jacket and Gave Me Injections Ramapo Ridge facility also put me in a straight jacket and chained me to the bed in their facility and gave me injections for hours!eing Drugged and Questioned At Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff In addition to being dragged off and illegally detained and imprisoned for over 2.5 weeks in Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Facility in Wykoff NJ by Bloomingdale, NJ Police Officials hoping to collect on information they are trying to get out of me ; they hope sharing in that pot of million dollar Euros on the Mladic & Karadzic arrest which is why they have abused me so
    here locally in NJ USA, the facility at Ramapo Ridge came fully equipped with judges in long black robes and an entire courtroom with a row of high powered attorneys in high powered suits, for defendants for persons like myself demanding to be released when their regular doctors continued calling the facility to have the released; and, Ramapo Ridge refused.
    Ramapo Ridge also drugged me on medications I had a long history of being allergic to
    against my will and kept keeping logs all day and night about “what Jill was rambling about
    now,” I remember in my drugged state rambling about Osama bin Laden and some others things
    they were trying to force out of me about war crimes in Serbia and Bosnia. I almost died from
    the low blood pressures these drugs produced in me and I have Arnold Stark with me when
    they took my blood pressure and it was only like 62/90 (!) Arnold said “She could die!” to the
    facility doctors but they only forced me to take more medicines.
    PRSIDENT OBAMA HAS DONE NOTHING FOR CHANGE! HE LIES AND COVERS THIS
    UP AND I STILL AWAIT SOME FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT FOR THIS TORTURE IN NJ
    USA. ONLY 30 MINUTES FROM THE UNITED NATIONS IN NYC
    Posted by lpcyusa at 7:54 AM 0 comments
    This is why I, Jill Starr, Felt So Safe on a Tivat Montenegro Car Ferry Surrounded By At Least
    20 Armed Serbian Soldiers….Jill Starr Accuses Local Police Of Illegally Serving Search Warrant too (!) Bloomingdale Police arrested me under the pretense for “drugs,” but they searched illegally
    way outside the legal limits of their “search warrant” signed by local Judge Cluff (also serving
    in West Milford NJ and he knows Harry Shortway)…The search warrant itself never manifested
    any particular place in my home where I had drugs and/or not explicit what types of any drugs
    if any the local Bloomingdale NJ Police were looking for in my house and at what location in
    my house itself. It was like I was served with a “Patriot Act Warrant” ANYTHING WAS LEGAL FOR THEM TO DO TO ME! THE LOCAL DETECTIVE SEARCHED EVERYTHING THREATENING TO PUT ME IN OB/GYN STIRRUPS AND LOOK UP MY PRIVATES IF THEY COULD NOT FIND WHAT THEY WERE SEARCHING FOR IN MY HOUSE AND BODY. THEY STRIP SEARCHED ME WITH A FEMALE PATRON TOO IN TOWNHALL!

    I DEMAND IMMEDIATE ARRESTS OF CERTAIN LOCAL BLOOMINGDALE POLICE
    INVOLVED IN MY TORTURE AND ABUSE, PRESIDENT OBAMA NOW!
    I have a copy of it the warrant in my hands now to be released at any time.
    They ransacked my place searched every paper for evidence of where Mladic and Karadzic
    were instead (!) http://www.icty.org/case/karadzic/4 Click the link above to see international justice in action. Legal scholars around the world are not asking why Radovan Karadzic cannot be granted
    enough time by the Hague’s Int’l Criminal Court to read his own transcripts for his own
    defense, and, have his legal briefs translated before his arraignments (?) so he can defend
    himself in the Hague’s highest court. Why can’t he subeana Richard Holbrook as a witness to testify and others in his behalf possessing important and vital documentary evidence in acting in his own defense (?) If a small court in Paterson New Jersey and local courts my own small New Jersey municipality can arrange such legal provisions, why won’t the Hague (?)
    After all the Hague claims it does not have enough resources which is doubtful since it claims
    necessity to move gold and other international assets on court business unhindered through
    interstate borders. The Hague’s highest court globally has just been exposed in one easy blog as as a genuine travesty of social equitable international justice in all cases in the Former Yugoslavia.
    Posted by lpcyusa at 7:40 AM 0 comments US tried to assassinate me: Karadzic to UN court
    United States Tried to assassinate me’: Karadzic to UN court
    Submitted by Sahil Nagpal on Fri, 08/01/2008 – 06:23.
    London, Aug. 1: Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has accused the United
    States of trying to assassinate him. Appearing before a UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Karadzic, who is now known to his jailers as prisoner number 38, informed Dutch judge Alphons Orie that Richard Holbrooke, the former United States Assistant Secretary of State, had granted him immunity as part of a wider Bosnia peace deal agreed in 1995.

    “My commitment was to withdraw even from literary life and all sorts of public life,” he said.
    How else can Karadzic or anyone else sitting at the Hague’s highest court get fair trials in this
    matter (?) Intelligence Office Sources also confirm that Ratko Mladic’s life is also in grave danger and it is in his best interest to remain at all costs away from the Hague until a full investigation is
    completed in the death of Slobodan Milosevic as well.
    Sources confirm that a mryiad of local NJ doctors knowingly put Jill Starr on enough
    combination drugs to overdose herself knowing she was suicidal and depressed at that time.
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    a at 3:37 PM 0 comments
    Comparing Whereby Karadzic & Mladic Treate Me W/NJ Deteecties Harry SHarry Shortway,
    Pete Van Gilst, Sorchinski Could Face Murder Charges Sources Sa
    Thursday, April 2, 2009
    Harry Shortway, Pete Van Gilst, Sorchinski Could Face Murder Charges Sources Say>>
    The Instablog.Com website administration today stated on my blog account, I am no longer
    authorized to submit articles for some unknown reason. I surmise the reason may be I’m
    submitting too many articles at once. Hence, I opened an additional account just so I could
    post this follow up comment on my previously written article entitled, Comparing West Milford
    Detectives in New Jersey to the Treatment Received By Karadzic and Mladic in Serbia.
    Please read it. It is an extremely important legal case I am submitting to the Hague Court in the Netherlands as an individual complainant from here in the United States of America. I hope it will set an international precedent even in America people are abused by government officers.
    I am fully convinced after almost a decade of asking the legal governmental authorities at
    local, state and federal levels here in the United States of America to arrest and try Detective
    Harry Shortway and his Sgt. Laughlin in a court of law in America for attempting to murder
    me and moreover physically and emotionally torturing me and my family in 1990/1991,
    it is clear, the United States of America is either unwilling OR incapable of taking the bold moral
    measures to arrest Harry Shortway and associates giving him a fair trial here in America
    similarly to what American diplomats such as Hillary Clinton accuse Serbia of not submitting
    General Mladic to the Hague for trial. Hypocritical America, don’t you agree (?)
    This makes a mockery of genuine ideals insofar as human rights in America while manifesting
    extremely gross violations of human rights against me as well as attempted genocide committed
    against me by Harry Shortway (on account of allegedly wanting to kill me because I derive
    from a Jewish family background and was then married to a black on account of his fascist
    affiliations with the National Alliance KKK group). These crimes against me occurred only
    thirty minutes away from the United Nations Security Council in Manhattan; I, Jill Starr am
    an American citizen and previously wrote the UN about this in the early 1990s.
    All together now let’s remember the crime of ‘genocide’ in and of itself, can be the attempt to
    kill one OR thousands of members of any ethnic, religious group.
    More to come on this story.

    I AM OFFERING A FINANCIAL REWARD FOR ANY AND ALL INFORMATION LEADING
    TO CAPTURE AND ARREST OF DETECTIVE HARRY SHORTWAY FORMER WEST
    MILFORD NEW JERSEY DETECTIVE AND HIS SGT. LAUGHLIN AND ASSOCIATES:
    1) SGT. LAUGHLIN (IS A TALL RED HAIRED MAN OVER 6 FEET IN HEIGHT AND SLIM
    BUILD- HE IS NOT VERY INTELLIGENT). SGT. LAUGHLIN WAS LAST SEEN BY ME IN BACK OF RYAN MACHINE COMPANY IN THE DRIVEWAY OF THE HOUSE I USED TO RENT WITH MY FAMILY OFF MACOPIN ROAD IN WEST MILFORD NEW JERSEY YANKING ME BY MY LONG HAIR AND BANGING MY HEAD AGAINST HIS POLICE CAR WHILE HIS ROCKIE PARTNER COP WATCHED. THEN HE SHOVED ME INTO HIS POLICE CAR IN HANDCUFFING WHICH HE CONTINUED TIGHTENING AGAINST MY WRISTS TILL THEY BEGAN BLEEDING IN PAIN WHILE I CRIED OUT IN AGONY AND TEARS FOR HIM TO STOP; HE WOULD NOT STOP AND CONTINUE LAUGHING WHILE HE DROVE ME TO UP TO SEE SHORTWAY WHO WAS WAITING FOR ME AT THE WEST MILFORD POLICE STATION. I AM OFFERING A FINANCIAL REWARD FOR ANY AND ALL INFORMATION LEADING TO CAPTURE AND ARREST OF DETECTIVE HARRY SHORTWAY FORMER WEST MILFORD NEW JERSEY DETECTIVE AND HIS SGT. LAUGHLIN AND ASSOCIATES: 1) SGT. LAUGHLIN (IS A TALL RED WAVY HAIRED MAN OVER 6 FEET IN HEIGHT AND SLIM BUILD- HE IS NOT VERY INTELLIGENT).
    SGT. LAUGHLIN WAS LAST SEEN BY ME IN BACK OF RYAN MACHINE COMPANY IN
    THE DRIVEWAY OF THE HOUSE I USED TO RENT IN HIGHCREST LAKE
    COMMUNITY WITH MY FAMILY OFF MACOPIN ROAD IN WEST MILFORD NEW
    JERSEY YANKING ME BY MY LONG HAIR AND BANGING MY HEAD AGAINST HIS
    POLICE CAR ABOUT TEN TIMES NONSTOP WHILE HIS ROCKIE PARTNER COP
    STOOD THERE DOING NOTHING MERELY WATCHING ME BE ABUSED.
    THEN SGT LAUGHLIN SHOVED ME INTO HIS POLICE CAR IN HANDCUFFS WHICH
    HE CONTINUED TIGHTENING AGAINST MY WRISTS TILL THEY BEGAN BLEEDING IN
    PAIN WHILE I CRIED OUT IN AGONY AND TEARS FOR HIM TO STOP; HE WOULD
    NOT STOP AND CONTINUED LAUGHING WHILE HE DROVE ME TO UP TO SEE
    SHORTWAY WHO WAS WAITING FOR ME AT THE WEST MILFORD POLICE STATION.
    THIS FINANCIAL REWARD IS CONTINGENT UPON ANY FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT I
    MAY RECEIVE IN THE FUTURE FROM THE THREE GRADUATE SCHOOLS
    FORMERLY DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ME IN THE MOST VILE MANNERS IN THE NJ
    AND NYC AREAS. I WILL OFFER SPLIT EQUITABLE FINANCIAL REWARD OF 50% OF ANY MONEY I RECEIVE TO THOSE AGENCIES AND/OR INDIVIDUALS COURAGEOUS ENOUGH TO HELP BRING THESE RUTHLESS DETECTIVES AND THEIR SGT’S TO JUSTICE AND JAIL. AND, IF AMERICAN CANNOT FIND THE MORAL AND POLITICAL WILLPOWER TO BRING THEM TO JUSTICE AND TRIAL HERE IN THE USA, I WANT THEM EXTRADITED TO THE HAGUE ICC COURT.
    In friendship and diplomacy my reputation for honesty proceeds me so all interested persons
    and/or parties in helping me bring Shortway and his Sgt Laughlin from West Milford NJ to
    trial at teh Hague, can rest assured I will uphold my end of the reward agreement shall I receive financial settlement myself from the aforementioned colleges in the near future.

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    UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychiatric Facility in Wykoff NJ USA

    (Ramapo Ridge Hospital) As SEcret Military Tribunal and Torture Facilty

    Monday, April 20, 2009
    Recovery Leads to Near Death Experience at Ramapo Ridge Psychiatiric Hospital in Wykoff,

    New Jersey (U.S.A.)

    A few years ago during an incident becoming seemingly common place in my life happening so
    often now. The local Bloomingdale New Jersey Police Department again had forced me
    physically into a psychiatric Hospital again; this time Chilton Hospital in Paquannock, NJ,
    USA. I was in the emergency room once again, for seemingly no reason whatsoever after making
    another attempt reporting an incident for investigation to the local Bloomingdale, NJ Police
    mentioning issues effecting the entire world.
    Anyway, this time Chilton Hospital forced me into a place called Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric
    Hospital. They had me on medications dropping my blood pressure to 82 over 67 (i almost
    died). They continued to force me to take this medication for at least three weeks in which time
    they refused to release me. I was not released for almost one month after arguing with the staff that there was nothing at all wrong with me. Each day my two regular psychiatrists called Ramapo Ridge Mental Hospital trying to get released. They refused and Ramapo Ridge told me I had to stand before a judge and court located in the bottom floor of the building to be released.

    After three weeks I had to go downstairs and I actually stood before what seemed to be a “war
    crimes tribunal,” in lower level of the Ramapo Ridge .I stood before a judge wearing a regular judicial long black robe and a line of attorney’s beseeching my release from the hospital.
    I dont know to this day what this experience was about; i dread to tell you. Secret types of
    military tribunals right here operating in the USA by the CIA (?) Inquiring minds demand

    Saturday, March 28, 2009
    UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychaitric Hosptial Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff,
    New Jersey (U.S.A. AS Secret Military Tibunal and Interrogation
    United States :

    UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychaitric Hosptial Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff,
    New Jersey (U.S.A. AS Secret Military Tibunal and Interrogation Facility)UN NGO In NYC
    Confirms United States Used Psychaitric Hosptial Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff, New Jersey
    (U.S.A. AS Secret Military Tibunal and Interrogation Facility)
    Jill Starr , bloomingdale: Feb 12 2009
    United States :
    UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychaitric Hosptial Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff,
    New Jersey (U.S.A. AS Secret Military Tibunal and Interrogation Facility)A few years ago
    during an incident becoming seemingly common place in my life happening so often now. The
    local Bloomingdale New Jersey Police Department again had forced me physically into a
    psychiatric Hospital again; this time Chilton Hospital in Paquannock, NJ, USA.
    I was in the emergency room once again, for seemingly no reason whatsoever after making
    another attempt reporting an incident for investigation to the local Bloomingdale, NJ Police
    mentioning issues effecting the entire world.
    Anyway, this time Chilton Hospital forced me into a place called Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric
    Hospital. They had me on medications dropping my blood pressure to 82 over 67 (i almost
    died). They continued to force me to take this medication for at least three weeks in which time
    they refused to release me.

    I was not released for almost one month after arguing with the staff that there was nothing at
    all wrong with me. Each day my two regular psychiatrists called Ramapo Ridge Mental
    Hospital trying to get released. They refused and Ramapo Ridge told me I had to stand before
    a judge and court located in the bottom floor of the building to be released.
    After three weeks I had to go downstairs and I actually stood before what seemed to be a “war
    crimes tribunal,” in lower level of the Ramapo Ridge . I stood before a judge wearing a regular judicial long black robe and a line of attorney’s beseeching my release from the hospital.
    I dont know to this day what this experience was about; i dread to tell you. Secret types of
    military tribunals right here operating in the USA by the CIA (?) Inquiring minds demand
    answers. UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychaitric Hosptial Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff, New Jersey (U.S.A. AS Secret Military Tibunal and Interrogation Facility)
    Tags: cia, military tribunals, jill starr, rendition

    I will also add that now I am scared beyond belief to go to the emergency room at Chilton
    Hospital in Pomtpon Plains NJ. WHY (?) Ever since the Bloomingdale, NJ police illegally forced me to continually go into the psychiatric ward at Chilton against my and my doctors will whenever I make a local police report when I feel my life is endangered,
    when I am physically ill with the flu or something, I notice when I go to the Chilton Hospital
    emergency room, instead of taking my injury seriously, the doctors just ask me if I want to go
    into the psychiatric section upstairs, strongly suggesting I am being ”paranoid.” Instead of
    offering me good medical care. I can never get nondiscriminatory emergency medical care at Chilton hospital without the

    hospital itself insisting that I am just being ”paranoid.” And they always call my psychiatrist

    whenever I go to their hospital even for the flu! This has led to Arnold Stark my former professor advising me to always go to St Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne NJ instead which I do n ow.
    I will also add that now I am scared beyond belief to go to the emergency room at Chilton
    Hospital in Pomtpon Plains NJ. WHY (?)Ever since the Bloomingdale, NJ police illegally forced me to continually go into the psychiatric ward at Chilton against my and my doctors will whenever I make a local police report when I feel my life is endangered,
    when I am physically ill with the flu or something, I notice when I go to the Chilton Hospital
    emergency room, instead of taking my injury seriously, the doctors just ask me if I want to go
    into the psychiatric section upstairs, strongly suggesting I am being ”paranoid.” Instead of
    offering me good medical care. I can never get nondiscriminatory emergency medical care at Chilton hospital without the hospital itself insisting that I am just being ”paranoid.” And they always call my psychiatrist whenever I go to their hospital even for the flu!
    This has led to Arnold Stark my former professor advising me to always go to St Joseph’s
    Hospital in Wayne NJ instead which I do n ow. Jill Starr
    I grew up traveling the world with my parents at age 7. I remember being on the island of
    Java in 1970/71 going swimming in the pool at Hotel InterContinentel surrounded by armed
    soldiers; and, and flying over Vietnam and my father pointing out "look Jill we are flying over
    Vietnam now…" with my Mom. The interesting thing was no commercial airlines flew over
    Vietnam until. about one decade ago and certainly not in the 1970s. Sports: Water polo, Soccer
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    Mysterious Spooks/ Spirits From My Past Scare Me A

    Thursday, April 23, 2009
    Mysterious Spooks/ Spirits From My Past Scare Me At Ramapo Ridge Facility

    Mysterious Spooks/ Spirits From My Past Scare Me At Ramapo Ridge Facility

    Jill Starr , bloomingdale: Apr 5 2009
    United States :

    Mysterious Spooks/ Spirits From My Past Scare Me At Ramapo Ridge Facility
    This is the story while I was illegally detained at Ramapo Ridge facility in Wykoff NJ USA, a
    man comes in through the front door wearing a one piece janitor outfit and starts mopping for
    about 10 minutes .
    He looked like one of my father’s former associates from way back in the day (I won’t say who
    now).Anyway, he walked out of the men’s room and then tosses his mop aside and unzips his
    janitorial outfit revealing a pin striped sharp blue suit, grabs his briefcase behind the front
    desks and whisks himself out the front door saying goodbye to me.
    Posted by lpcyusa at 10:48 AM 0 comments

    Evidence United States Tortured Its Own Citizen

    Thursday, April 23, 2009
    United States :

    Even writing about this experience in this blog to expose it causes me panics attacks I will have

    for the rest of my life.

    WHAT DO YOU SAY OBAMA (?)
    WHICH CIA OPERATIVES WANT THEIR JOCK STRAPS REMOVED FIRST (?)
    WE KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS! WHAT DO YOU SAY OBAMA?
    When I refused to take the continuous lines of medications at Ramapo Ridge facility I knew that
    I was extemely allergic to they told me I needed an ”Attitude adjustment.”
    This is when they took me into a solitary confinement room and put my arms and legs in straps
    on a horrible bed. The injected me with the medication they told me I was ”going to get one way or another.” For about 4-6 hours (it is difficult to kow I was drugged) the facility would not allow me a
    bedpan or to get up to the bathroom and told me to crap and piss all over msyelf and I could
    take a shower when my ”attitude is right.”

    After I calmed down because I had no recourse, I was allowed to take a shower they bossed
    me around saying ”Go shower now Jill!” I was absolutely tortured right there in NJ USA
    Ramapo Ridge Sends Me Back To Chilton Hospital After My First Ambulatory Arrival And
    Drug Urine Test Fails Ramapo Ridge Sends Me Back To Chilton Hospital After My First Ambulatory Arrival And Drug Urine Test Fails
    The first time Chilton sent me via ambulance to the Ramapo Ridge facility, the ambulance from
    Chilton dropped me off. The Ramapo Ridge facility gave me a urine test as soon as I arrived at
    the detention facility in Wykoff NJ USA.
    The test was positive for a result because Ramapo Ridge sent me all the way back to Chilton by
    way of another ambulance at 3Am in the morning.
    The Head Nurse told me “Jill you have to go back to Chilton Hospital because we have to wait
    for your urine test to clear from something or the other…) to the best of my memory which is
    VERY good as we know is a proven fact.
    I was sent back to Chilton Hospital from Ramapo Ridge at about 3 am in the morning until a
    urine test that Chilton Hospital in Pompton Plains NJ said that I was able to be transported
    back to Ramapo Ridge. It must have been close to 4-5:30 am almost dawn when this occurred to me.
    I will continue to release proof and details until the United States of America grants both
    Serbia and myself immediate monetary settlements for our troubles.
    Serbia and Bonsia and Montenegro are due moneys because of illegal bombing of their
    countries and I am owed a sizable financial settlement as stated.
    I ask President Obama to immediately work out an out of international court settlement at once
    before the news reports it right with MY TRANSLATION!

    When the second time I arrived at Ramapo Ridge about 4 am in the morning after
    complaining that in my own views there was no reason to send me back and forth between
    hospitals in the middle of the night, the Ramapo Ridge facility told me to wait ina room with
    magazines and puzzles in it. I worked on a large jigsaw puzzle and heard the Head Nurse say
    to a man that looked like a CIA operative ”ENTER THIS TIME IN HER LOG.”
    Comment Link

    bloomingdale, United States
    [Member]
    Even writing about this experience in this blog to expose it causes me panics attacks I will have
    for the rest of my life.WHAT DO YOU SAY OBAMA (?)
    WHICH CIA OPERATIVS WANT THEIR JOCK STRAPS REMOVED FIRST (?)
    WE KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS!WAHT DO YOU SAY OBAMA?\
    [Member] When I refused to take the continuous lines of medications at Ramapo Ridge facility I knew that I was extemely allergic to they told me I needed an ”Attitude adjustment.”
    This is when they took me into a solitary confinement room and put my arms and legs in straps
    on a horrible bed.

    The injected me with the medication they told me I was ”going to get one way or another.” For about 4-6 hours (it is difficult to kow I was drugged) the facility would not allow me a
    bedpan or to get up to the bathroom and told me to crap and piss all over msyelf and I could
    take a shower when my ”attitude is right.”AFter I calmed down because I had no recourse, I was allowed to take a shower they bossed me around saying ”Go shower now Jill!”

    I was absolutely tortured right there in NJ USA

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    to Upload an Image from your computer or Enter the url of an Image or a youTube video.
    (And again, both Ramapo Ridge and Chilton in Pompton Plains NJ both allowed former doctor
    Charlotte Piuck, my former psychiatrist whose license taken away by the New Jersey branch of
    American Medical Association, consult with Ramapo Ridge and Chilton doctors whom were
    licensed and they agrered with her behind the meddical desk to continue giuving me
    medications they all knew I had long hostories of being allergic to.
    When I did get allergic reactions in Chilton and Ramapo Ridge BOTH FACILITIES
    REFUSED TO GIVE ME BENEDRYL TO COUNTER ACT TE ALLERGIC REACTION
    WHICH COULD HAV KILLED ME
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    Posted by lpcyusa at 10:57 AM 0 comments
    Jill Starr, Director of the UN/NGO The Law Projects Center Manhattan Area Office Confirms
    She Was Illegally Detained by US Intlligence Officials at Ramapo Ridge Facility in Wykoff NJ
    (Secret US Military Tribunal and Interrogation Center) Where She Was Placed In Straight
    Jacket and Gave Me Injections
    Ramapo Ridge facility also put me in a straight jacket and chained me to the bed in their
    facility and gave me injections for hours!eing Drugged and Questioned At Ramapo Ridge in
    Wykoff. In addition to being dragged off and illegally detained and imprisoned for over 2.5 weeks in
    Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Facility in Wykoff NJ by Bloomingdale, NJ Police Officials hoping
    to collect on information they are trying to get out of me ; they hope sharing in that pot of
    million dollar Euros on the Mladic & Karadzic arrest which is why they have abused me so
    here locally in NJ USA, the facility at Ramapo Ridge came fully equipped with judges in long black robes and an entire courtroom with a row of high powered attorneys in high powered suits, for defendants for persons like myself demanding to be released when their regular doctors continued calling the facility to have the released; and, Ramapo Ridge refused.

    Ramapo Ridge also drugged me on medications I had a long history of being allergic to
    against my will and kept keeping logs all day and night about “what Jill was rambling about
    now,” I remember in my drugged state rambling about Osama bin Laden and some others things
    they were trying to force out of me about war crimes in Serbia and Bosnia. I almost died from
    the low blood pressures these drugs produced in me and I have Arnold Stark with me when
    they took my blood pressure and it was only like 62/90 (!) Arnold said “She could die!” to the
    facility doctors but they only forced me to take more medicines. PRSIDENT OBAMA HAS DONE NOTHING FOR CHANGE! HE LIES AND COVERS THIS UP AND I STILL AWAIT SOME FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT FOR THIS TORTURE IN NJ USA. ONLY 30 MINUTES FROM THE UNITED NATIONS IN NYCPosted by lpcyusa at 7:54 AM 0 comments
    This is why I, Jill Starr, Felt So Safe on a Tivat Montenegro Car Ferry Surrounded By At Least
    20 Armed Serbian Soldiers….

    Jill Starr Accuses Local Police Of Illegally Serving Search Warrant too (!)
    Bloomingdale Police arrested me under the pretense for “drugs,” but they searched illegally
    way outside the legal limits of their “search warrant” signed by local Judge Cluff (also serving
    in West Milford NJ and he knows Harry Shortway)…The search warrant itself never manifested
    any particular place in my home where I had drugs and/or not explicit what types of any drugs
    if any the local Bloomingdale NJ Police were looking for in my house and at what location in
    my house itself. It was like I was served with a “Patriot Act Warrant” ANYTHING WAS LEGAL FOR THEM TO DO TO ME!
    THE LOCAL DETECTIVE SEARCHED EVERYTHING THREATENING TO PUT ME IN
    OB/GYN STIRRUPS AND LOOK UP MY PRIVATES IF THEY COULD NOT FIND WHAT

    THEY WERE SEARCHING FOR IN MY HOUSE AND BODY. THEY STRIP SEARCHED ME
    WITH A FEMALE PATRON TOO IN TOWNHALL! I DEMAND IMMEDIATE ARRESTS OF CERTAIN LOCAL BLOOMINGDALE POLICE INVOLVED IN MY TORTURE AND ABUSE, PRESIDENT OBAMA NOW! I have a copy of it the warrant in my hands now to be released at any time.They ransacked my place searched every paper for evidence of where Mladic and Karadzic
    were instead (!) http://www.icty.org/case/karadzic/4

    Legal scholars around the world are not asking why Radovan Karadzic cannot be granted
    enough time by the Hague’s Int’l Criminal Court to read his own transcripts for his own
    defense, and, have his legal briefs translated before his arraignments (?) so he can defend
    himself in the Hague’s highest court. Why can’t he subeana Richard Holbrook as a witness to testify and others in his behalf possessing important and vital documentary evidence in acting in his own defense (?)If a small court in Paterson New Jersey and local courts my own small New Jersey municipality can arrange such legal provisions, why won’t the Hague (?) fter all the Hague claims it does not have enough resources which is doubtful since it claims necessity to move gold and other international assets on court business unhindered through interstate borders.
    The Hague’s highest court globally has just been exposed in one easy blog as as a genuine
    travesty of social equitable international justice in all cases in the Former Yugoslavia.

    Posted by lpcyusa at 7:40 AM 0 comments
    US tried to assassinate me: Karadzic to UN court

    United States Tried to assassinate me’: Karadzic to UN court
    Submitted by Sahil Nagpal on Fri, 08/01/2008 – 06:23.

    London, Aug. 1: Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has accused the United States of trying to assassinate him. Appearing before a UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Karadzic, who is now known to his jailers as prisoner number 38, informed Dutch judge Alphons Orie that Richard Holbrooke, the former United States Assistant Secretary of State, had granted him immunity as part of a wider Bosnia peace deal agreed in 1995.“My commitment was to withdraw even from literary life and all sorts of public life,” he said. How else can Karadzic or anyone else sitting at the Hague’s highest court get fair trials in this Intelligence Office Sources also confirm that Ratko Mladic’s life is also in grave danger and it is in his best interest to remain at all costs away from the Hague until a full investigation is completed in the death of Slobodan Milosevic as well.
    Sources confirm that a mryiad of local NJ doctors knowingly put Jill Starr on enough
    combination drugs to overdose herself knowing she was suicidal and depressed at that time.

    Comparing Whereby Karadzic & Mladic Treate Me W/NJ Detectives Harry SHarry Shortway,

    Pete Van Gilst, Sorchinski Could Face Murder Charges Sources Sa
    Thursday, April 2, 2009 Harry Shortway, Pete Van Gilst, Sorchinski Could Face Murder Charges Sources Say>>

    It is an extremely important legal case I am submitting to the Hague Court in the Netherlands as an individual complainant from here in the United States of America. I hope it will set an
    international precedent even in America people are abused by government officers.
    I am fully convinced after almost a decade of asking the legal governmental authorities at
    local, state and federal levels here in the United States of America to arrest and try Detective
    Harry Shortway and his Sgt. Laughlin in a court of law in America for attempting to murder
    me and moreover physically and emotionally torturing me and my family in 1990/1991,
    it is clear, the United States of America is either unwilling OR incapable of taking the bold moral
    measures to arrest Harry Shortway and associates giving him a fair trial here in America
    similarly to what American diplomats such as Hillary Clinton accuse Serbia of not submitting

    General Mladic to the Hague for trial.

    Hypocritical America, don’t you agree (?) This makes a mockery of genuine ideals insofar as human rights in America while manifesting extremely gross violations of human rights against me as well as attempted genocide committed against me by Harry Shortway (on account of allegedly wanting to kill me because I derive from a Jewish family background and was then married to a black on account of his fascist affiliations with the National Alliance KKK group). These crimes against me occurred only thirty minutes away from the United Nations Security Council in Manhattan; I, Jill Starr am an American citizen and previously wrote the UN about this in the early 1990s.
    All together now let’s remember the crime of ‘genocide’ in and of itself, can be the attempt to
    kill one OR thousands of members of any ethnic, religious group. More to come on this story.

    I AM OFFERING A FINANCIAL REWARD FOR ANY AND ALL INFORMATION LEADING
    TO CAPTURE AND ARREST OF DETECTIVE HARRY SHORTWAY FORMER WEST
    MILFORD NEW JERSEY DETECTIVE AND HIS SGT. LAUGHLIN AND ASSOCIATES:

    1) SGT. LAUGHLIN (IS A TALL RED HAIRED MAN OVER 6 FEET IN HEIGHT AND SLIM
    BUILD- HE IS NOT VERY INTELLIGENT). SGT. LAUGHLIN WAS LAST SEEN BY ME IN BACK OF RYAN MACHINE COMPANY IN THE DRIVEWAY OF TH

  2. Genia Shipman

    Both these posts are bringing back some fond(-ish) memories of my time in the TV industry. I moved to LA in 1992 at the age of 34. In preparing me for my first meeting with a network exec, my then-agent told me to "look young and look like a writer." Sheesh.

    I participated in the Writers Guild’s Television Internship Program, which was for writers in "protected classes" (including women and writers over 40). I don’t know if the WGA still does this, but I thoroughly enjoyed the 12 weeks I spent working for "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." Ira Steven Behr is an amazing guy, total class act.

    I didn’t leave in 2001 because of ageism (or sexism). I left because the success of "Survivor" in May 2000 forced one-hour drama shows (like the ones I wrote for) to slash their writing budgets/staffs, leaving fewer jobs for both new writers and more seasoned ones to compete for. Staffing season of 2000 was brutal; 2001 wasn’t any better. At 43, having been at it for 9 years with only marginal success (5 produced episodes, 1 more sold), I decided to stop.

    Would I go back? Not on your life. I’m 51 now; it was tough enough at 40.

  3. Dixon Steele

    Good Lord, Chad, when I read you considered the 43 year-old Tom McCarthy to be "older" I almost has a coronary. Even with your caveat.

    On the other hand, I’m halfway through SMALL SCREEN, BIG PICTURE…and loving it! What a valuable book.

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