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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.
(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.
(8 comments) SHARE 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.
(2 comments) SHARE 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.
(7 comments) SHARE 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.
(9 comments) SHARE 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.