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I'm a college educated, white woman, resident of New York City, 56 years old, a lifelong Democrat. My political views have always embraced elements of the liberal and the conservative. My political hero was Robert F. Kennedy. Almost all of my career has been spent in advertising, as a writer and later on as a writer/graphic designer. I recently gave up my regular employment to care for a very senior parent in her 90s who depends on me more and more each day. And that is my current "full time job" which I am proud to do. I am the granddaughter of Italian immigrants and grew up in New York's Little Italy and Greenwich Village and I have been active in neighborhood politics and community endeavors. I was a peaceful Vietnam war protester in the late 60s/early 70s, during my college days. I live two blocks from the site of the townhouse blown up by the Weather Underground during those turbulent years. I used to be able to go to the corner of my block and look a short distance downtown to see the Twin Towers. I was standing on that corner looking downtown on September 11th, 2001. These events, along with the murders of John Kennedy, Martin King, Robert Kennedy, and a lifetime of endless "small wars," have shaped my hopes/concerns for, and my love of, my great city and my great country. I am very determined this year to vote for a woman for President, even if I have to write her name on the ballot. I came to this web site looking for stories that are not being reported in the main stream media. I don't know if the stories I find here are the truth, or are made up of mostly truth, but I am keeping an open mind. I continue to search for articles here and on other alternative media sites. I feel I can no longer believe what is being said on the mainstream media, or believe the images being fed to us via those outlets. I hope some courageous souls in that community will take a stand before we lose all.