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I was born in 1970 in Wheeling, WV and have lived here all my life. I come from mostly Irish Catholic coal miners and railroad workers. My original academic interest was in teaching foreign languages studying both French and Spanish in High School. After high school I married and had two children.
My first jobs were waitressing and hotel housekeeper and Medicaid Billing Clerk. I received my Associates in 2003 studying social services and child development. I took several years off from college to focus on working and trying to raise a family. I returned to school in 2006 and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from West Liberty State College (Now West Liberty University) in 2008. I worked in the security field for 13 years.
My interests include politics, law, history, travel and language. I have been called a conspiracy theorist at times, but often remind my critics that often the only difference between a conspiracy theory and history is 40 years.
I believe it is the responsibility of every citizen to hold its government accountable and to push for the government to serve the people not the other way around.
In November 2019 I started a podcast called Project 99 where I talk about politics, psychology, language, history and other topics from the viewpoint of the 99 percent. It is available on anchor, spotty and many other platforms. You can also follow the podcast on twitter at project99cast.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Trump's Absolute Power
This article examines the recent claim of Donald Trump that he has absolute authority to reopen the economy over the objections of the governors of the states most ravaged by the virus. Issues of states rights vs federal authority and ways methods each may use in the tug of war are discussed.
(10 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 26, 2020 Hillary's Worst Nightmare Just Came True: Lev Parnas Audio Shows Trump Fears Sanders, Laughs at Biden
The Lev Parnas audio contained a shocking conversation about the 2016 election. Trump, surrounded by his donors and supporters discusses the very real threat that Bernie was, how picking Bernie as her VP was Hillarys best chance AND their second biggest concern next to Bernie winning the nomination and how seriously they took the millenial vote. Biden's name, mentioned at the end drew only laughter.
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Selling the Brands of War
This article takes a critical look at how the mainstream media use different flavors of propaganda to get the largest percentage of the public on the war bandwagon.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 15, 2020 A Story of Self Destruction - Top-Down Democrats
This story is a metaphor that describes the failures of the DNC and how its own arrogance and obstinance gave rise to the progressive movement. It is a simplistic but also poignant look at the attitudes and policies that have hastened their demise.
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 14, 2019 False Flag Alert: Republicans Going Coup Coup
This article delves into the theory that right wing propaganda being pushed prior to 2020 may be a nefarious false flag plot to initiate a civil war in the United States.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Fighting Fascism - Time for New Tactics
This article examines the current rise in right wing ideology through the lens of psychology and evolutionary biology. By examining the underlying psychological traits of right vs left and the predator/prey characteristics represented, liberals and progressives can evolve past their traditionally passive and reactionary role to authoritarian regimes and proactively neutralize them.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 24, 2019 Hannity's Hyperbole
This article is a plea and a warning to progressives to avoid surrounding ourselves with only our own voices. The extremist element on the right is not going away, in fact, the movement is becoming more unhinged and the rhetoric is becoming more dangerous. We have to have an awareness of it no matter how unpalatable it is to listen to.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 4, 2019 In Your Face Lies
The Washington Post, known more as a liberal source ran an article by James Kirchick which was an open endorsement of U.S. policy of interventionism. Aside from its pro U.S. pro-military stance the article also contained out right lies. T
(29 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9/11 Truth is Going Mainstream. Now what?
This article examines the corporate media's continued ridicule of the "conspiracy theorist" while simultaneously ignoring the U.S. Government's long history lies and conspiracies used to cover up corrupt covert acts, illegal wars, and inhumane experiments on its citizens.
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 24, 2019 War is Hell - For Some
This article examines the U.S. military's pursuit of warfare which is asymmetrical not only in its weaponry and hardware but also its use of new technology which allows U.S. soldiers to wage war remotely from the comfort and safety of their U.S. bases, while bringing massive destruction and untold casualties to anyone, any where who opposes its empire.
(13 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 7, 2019 An Unwilling Prophet
I wrote this journal about experiences had in 2002 but the feelings from time to time remerge as history inevitably recycles itself. As yet another coup is being orchestrated in Venezuela and another country in the middle east finds itself in America's cross hairs, at least I know I am not alone in my belief that only the thinnest of veils separates paranoid fantasy and the mechanations of empire.
(23 comments) SHARE Monday, June 3, 2019 True Populism VS Trumpulism
This article examines the difference between a true populist movement that originates from a group sharing a cohesive mindset because of shared experience and who have a bond and empathy for the other members of the group and a false populist movement that utilizes strong emotion to lead and direct the group in the direction the leader wants them to go.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 6, 2019 Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics
This article examines the way corporate media distorts and misrepresents polling data in an effort to bias voters towards a given candidate.