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I am a writer living in bucolic Spokane, Washington.

It wasn't always this way, back in the day I was a restless wanderer. I left home and traveled to straight to Europe, came back and hitchhiked across America. I joined a carnival, then the Navy.

After the Navy it was time for me to become an upstanding, educated citizen. I went to college, three of them to be exact, and I still don't have a degree. Maybe I don't have a Phd from and ivy tower university, but I do have street cred.

I write because I am pissed off. I am incensed by the people who prevent us from becoming what we could be. Our country, and our world are in real trouble.

We who know the truth, and seek the truth, can set each other free.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An Interview With Scott Fenstermaker, Part VII This is the seventh and final interview conducted via e-mail with Scott Fentermaker. In our previous interview, Mr. Fenstermaker called for an international investigation of our legal policy towards terrorist suspects. He also revealed a "demographic consistency" among the attorneys and judges trying cases related to the the war on terror.

Monday, December 21, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An Interview with Scott Fenstermaker, Part VI This is the sixth in a series of interviews with Scott Fesntermaker, the lawyer for several Quantanamo Bay detainees. In our previous interview, Mr. Fenstermaker revealed that the CIA was manipulating the defense attorneys representing the detainees. He also told us that the CIA had used the legal proceedings to enter a motion that will keep their secret prisons operating, despite a Presidential order to the contrary.

Saturday, December 19, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An Interview with Scott Fenstermaker, Part V This is the fifth in a series of interviews conducted via e-mail with Scott Fenstermaker. He is a lawyer who represented several detainees in Guantanamo bay, including Ammar al-Baluchi and Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani. These two detainees are about to stand trial in New York's Southern District Court.

Thursday, December 17, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An Interview With Scott Fenstermaker, Part IV This is the fourth in a series of interviews conducted with Scott Fenstermaker. He has represented several of the detainees being held in Gantanamo Bay, including Ammar al-baluchi, who will stand trial in New York for allegedly taking part in the September 11th attacks. In the previous interview, we discussed the evidence available to the detainees, and their controversial "justification" defense.

Monday, December 14, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An Interview with Scott Fenstermaker, Part III This is the third in a series of interviews conducted via e-mail with Scott Fenstermaker. He has represented Mr. al-Baluchi, and several other detainees in various legal matters at Guantanamo bay. His client, and four other detainees are being brought to New York to stand trial for their part in the September 11th attacks.

Saturday, December 12, 2009 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An Interview with Scott Fenstermaker, Part II This is second in a series of interviews with Scott Fenstermaker. He is the lawyer for Ammar al-Baluchi. one of the detainees accused of taking part in the the September 11th attacks. In our previous exchange Mr. Fenstermaker revealed a pattern of government obstruction that prevented him from contacting the detainees, or representing them in legal proceedings.

Monday, December 7, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An Interview with Scott Fenstermaker Scott Fenstermaker is the lawyer for several Guantanamo Bay detainees, including Ammar al-Baluchi, who will stand trial in New York for the 9/11 attacks. Mr. Fenstermaker has appeared on several talk shows and made numerous press statements in defense of the detainees' rights. He is outspoken in his criticism of US legal policy in regards to the -"War on Terror-"-. On November 26th, I spoke with Scott Fenstermaker by phone.

Thursday, December 3, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Scott Fenstermaker, the 9/11 Lawyer, Speaks Out Scott Fenstermaker has become the lightning rod for 9/11. He is the only defense lawyer mentioned in the upcoming trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-conspirators. Although he won't be defending them in court, he's been pilloried by the press for daring to suggest that these detainees have any legal rights.

Sunday, November 15, 2009 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
No World Order Today the US dollar is the world's reserve currency. That means many necessary commodities, including oil, are priced exclusively in dollars. Since every nation that conducts trade must accumulate dollars, our currency maintains its value. The world has to buy our money.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Crime of the Age America died eight years ago today, and the only thing worth saving now is the truth.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Third Depression This is the Third Depression the United States has suffered, and it will be the worst.

Sunday, August 2, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An Apology to Iran We owe the People of Iran an apology.

Saturday, August 1, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An Apology to Iran Presentation of recent history of conflicts as they formed the present day Iran.