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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.

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Hillary Clinton 2016, From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
More conspiracy theories, From FlickrPhotos
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Crowded Beach, From FlickrPhotos
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The Spring Break Boomers Can Never Forget - Boomer War on Millennials Rages On Through Pandemic A look at the global Covid-19 pandemic through the prism of the conservative boomer's war on millennials.
WATCH LIVE: Bernie Sanders holds rally in Iowa with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our ..., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Reaper, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
IMG_1415, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 25, 2019
Hierarchy and Fascism - How the Ruling Few are Destroying Democracy This article examines how fascism uses hierarchy to protect a corrupt elite minority from overthrow by the masses. The ruling class can only rule us if we consent to their rule. They create division at every level to prevent unity.
false flags, From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Crystal ball and hand, From FlickrPhotos
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Not Then, Not Now !, From FlickrPhotos
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 28, 2021
Trump's Mind Rape of America Looking at the mechanisms employed by Trump as he waged an all out assault on the psyche of America. First in distorting and co-opting the GOP and his base into capitulation then adulation, combined with a constant cycle of trauma and desensitization of the rest of the country. Trump mind-raped America for four years, And the GOP, like a bunch of Brock Turner defenders, chose to minimize the crime and blame the victim.
n244_w1150, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
The  Charlottesville Terrorist, aka the Pittsburgh Terrorist; aka the El Paso Terrorist, etc., From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
The Coal Town System West Virginia coal operators built small, company-owned towns for their miners to live in. The coal towns were almost always unincorporated; there were no ..., From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Rednecks with Short Memories - West Virginia, Birthplace of Democratic Socialism This article examines the deep ties to socialism that developed in the American labor movement in West Virginia, especially in response to the abuses of industrialist mining towns.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Progressive Stephen Smith Running for Governor of West Virginia, FINALLY! Its time for a real progressive in WV! Please watch this brief interview. We need more of this in government.
4th of July Spectacular Flyby, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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
Nazca Lines, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 28, 2019
The War of Words - Global Tribe and the Fall of Propaganda This article examines the effect of technology on propaganda specifically the impact of global communications and the forming of friendships and communities that cross borders on traditional nationalistic propaganda which relies heavily on dehumanizing the "enemy" and in media suppression of the experiences of war victims.
MIGRANT CRISIS: Czech Republic joins EU rebels in REJECTING UN's refugee pact, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 19, 2019
U.S. Regime Exposed - Contrasting Pence and Ocasio's Border Visits A comparison/contrast of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Mike Pence's visits to border facilities shows the vast difference between carefully crafted made for tv propaganda and a person honestly attempting to document the truth of the detention centers.
Legal experts split on constitutionality of bills to protect Robert Mueller in Russia probe, From FlickrPhotos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Trump's Golden Parachute - Dissecting the Mueller Report This article questions the result of the Mueller Report ans a finding that there was not sufficient evidence to support obstruction.
Money, From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 5, 2019
Speaking of Bernie's Money This article examines the meanibg if wealth, the importance of wealth inequality and the political issues that surround the voter perception of the rich.
War bird, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
George Floyd, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 7, 2021
The Hidden Horror of the Derek Chauvin Trial Exposed This article combs through the arguments made by Derek Chauvin's attorney Eric Nelson and reveals a terrifying conclusion. That no one can judge Chauvin, that he is above evidence, witnesses, fellow officers and experts. The idea that only the officer's perception matters and nothing else is a blank check for police to murder at will.
2014-01-28 Book - Decode and Conquer - Lewis Lin, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 10, 2019
Hidden Messages: Reading Between The Lines This article discusses our need to decode the hidden messages, programming and agenda being enacted on the public through television.
Man, From PixabayPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 5, 2021
Secret Votes and Courage of Convictions This article argues that the prospect of an anaymous vote in the Senate trial of Donald Trump is a dangerous and potentially disasterous idea.
Trump Turns MAGA Mobs Loose on Congress, From FlickrPhotos
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Neighbor Against Neighbor - When Terror Comes Home This article is in response to Rob's article "Call them Terrorists" Rob raised many good points in his article and I agree that the Capitol hill mob are in fact a domestic terror organization and I want to add to this by examining those factors which give rise to these acts if I could. There were also many valid points made during our weekly OEN zoom meeting which deserve response as
Trump Czar Crown, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Bernie vs Trump: Epic Kvetch-Fest Called Off, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Trump's Own Words, "Bernie would have been tougher." This article lays out the process of evaluating who is a greater threat to Trump in the general election and how to figure out who is telling you the truth about that and who is lying.
Hand, From PixabayPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 18, 2021
GOP Cancel Culture (update) This article discusses the long history of cancel culture in the GOP, its roots in far right religious groups and contrasts its methods of actually using the law to BAN things as opposed to social pressure used in liberal "cancal culture".
Sen. Bernie Sanders Speaks at 2019 National Action Network Conference Watch Sen. Bernie Sanders' full remarks at the 2019 National Action Network Conference., From YouTubeVideos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 11, 2019
Why We Need Bernie Sanders This article outlines why Bernie Sanders is the best candidate for President in 2020.
Put a bit of yin and yang in you're life #hippy #yinandyang #Peace  #love  by #hollynorval, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 3, 2021
A Tale of Two Coups This article compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between the Myanmar coup d'etat and the one attempted in the U.S. on January 6. The origins of the coups, the driving forces behind them, the parallels as well as the reasons one failed and the other succeeded.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Words matter: Lessons from High School Speech Class This article examines the communication barriers arising out of the political tribalism in our speech patterns and the continued discourse dithered by the agenda of those who want us to remain divided.
Top 10 Dumbest Alex Jones Predictions Top 10 Dumbest Alex Jones Predictions That Didn't Happen Subscribe: goo.gl/Q2kKrD and also Ring the Bell to get notified // Have a Top 10 idea? Submit ..., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Conspiracy Theories - For Entertainment Purposes Only! The Death of the Critical Thinker I dedicate this dissertation to one of the most diligent researchers and critical thinkers of our time - my dearly departed friend Jerry Policoff. This piece is an examination of how the cultural environment and the leaders that our youth are exposed to can foster critical thinking or destroy it and how government is always looking for new ways to discourage critical thinking.
Alpha Dragons, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Alpha Male - Hero or Villain? This article examines the divide over society's divided perception of of the "alpha male" and its ramifications of that division into all aspects of society.
Fix Fakebook, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 6, 2020
An open Letter to Mark Zuckerburg This article attempts to examine the destructive quality of Facebook on the mental state of the individuals and their close personal relationships. It also considers necrotic effect it has had on democracy through highly effective disinformation campaigns both foreign and domestic.
Polling Station, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.

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