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Steven Forrest is a Project Architect living in St. Petersburg, Florida. Currently, he is working to implement Green Building initiatives in several communities across Florida. Given the current situation in America and the continued stratification of society, he has taken to writing and blogging in an effort to contribute a bit of reason in a unreasoned news environment. You can read more of his articles at or listen weekly to Breaking Taboo - Mondays, 7:00 pm EST - at to his radio activism.

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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 4, 2013
Using National Tragedies to Propel Anti-Constitutional Agendas We Americans watch the news to acquire some minimal understanding of what the hot topics are on everything from local to national happenings and accept the stories as is time to hold media accountable for their delivery of disinformation and our politicians for the false agendas they propel.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 26, 2012
The RNC Arrives in Tampa and With It, Martial Law As news and military helicopters fly above, the police and the court system below prepare for what they predict will be an event surrounded by violent protests. They are now more than ready to protect the interests of a political system that has all but abandoned We the People. ...Welcome to the RNC
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Do We Have a Right to Internet Privacy or an Obligation to Disclosure? In an ideal world ruled by the just, some monitoring would be acceptable to preserve our nations against those who would do us harm but anytime one gives a corrupt system power to pry into their lives, those entrenched within the bowels of it's offices will always want more and more until all freedoms of privacy become a distant memory and corruption takes the place of representation.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 31, 2012
We Should Just Eat the Poor We are facing an ever increasing population and a separation of morality from politics. The plan as stated above is no different from many of the emerging policies voiced in our United States and other nations abroad. Where we go from here, no one can say with certainty but rest assured; we are not too far from this, particular solution.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 25, 2012
America's Misconception and Ignorant Proliferation of Global, Child Labor We have in our extremist nature, which appears to have come to define all American resolve, expanded the fight against child labor to where any work, including domestic chores and summer time jobs, have helped to reduce our children to mere couch potatoes and video game aficionados. A child working certain small jobs or performing domestic chores is not the same as actual child labor. The latter is a vastly different animal.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 25, 2012
America's New Slavery In order to further the global, corporatist state, the people have been cast aside; expected to survive without any national assistance or sympathy from their "leaders". The same people being discounted though, continue to stagger to the polling places and electing their next captor in some sycophantic hope that the next Caesar will be better than the last.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Forgotten Struggles of America's Soldiers The uni-polar decision to condemn this man for his actions, albeit somewhat justified, should be recognized as more than just a crazy man gone vigilantly; it should more appropriately be looked at as the result of a system that has taken our soldiers from people to property in the grand game of economic war paid for with the blood of those who are forced into endless tours of duty and the policies of death employed by the mili
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The War on Terror: How it is Affecting Our Politics and Society Today Retrospect is an amazing thing. Decisions rendered in the past can many times be looked at with this tool of reason in order to protect against future mistakes. It also gives one the opportunity to recognize the motives for decisions made by others in situations which seemed at the time, confusing or conflicted. Given the religiously charged, national security centered, political frenzy of late in the race to reclaim the Pre
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 22, 2012
If America's future is to be secure, regressing to a religious state is not the answer It is widely understood and supported that matters of sexuality, birth control and privacy should be decided upon by the people so why are so many politicians at the State and Federal level taking it upon themselves to decide for American voters? If Laws are to affect our privacy; our freedoms, shouldn't We the People be the deciders of our own fate? Have we come so far down the fascist highway that we cannot even decide for
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 13, 2012
To Date, the Grim Old Party Has Done Nothing but Sell We the People Snake Oil The past three years have been more than filled with fraudulent goods and promises. It have been filled with negative rhetoric against our President involving accusations of his not being a citizen; his being a Muslim bowing to Saudi Princes; a Marxist, a Saul Alinski radical and even a man bent on destroying our country. This hate speech has been so fervently pushed upon us Americans from right wing politicians and their med
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 10, 2012
And The Hate Machine Rolls On: HHS, Obama and the Catholic Church As part of an ever growing controversy, the Catholic Church has thrown a penalty flag in the game against Health and Human Services upon its handing down of a decision to not expand the religious employer exemptions for HHS mandated preventative health services for its employees working in Church affiliated institutions like Hospitals, Hospices and Charity Organizations. Here we go again: Another wing of the Obama hate machine
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 30, 2012
America is Not a Christian Nation This nation was indeed founded upon Christian beliefs and morals but our Founding Fathers were very clear about separating Church and State. The new push to reclaim America in Jesus' name is nothing more than a step toward theocracy
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 17, 2011
The 2012 Presidential Debates vs. Reality The debates, though entertaining, represent nothing more than a continuation of the same sad distractions we have been forced to watch for the past twenty years. Americans have come to realize that the present, political farce occupying Washington has nothing new to offer.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 6, 2011
America's Illegal Immigration Debate Misses The Mark Secure borders are more than just keeping desperate, freedom seeking people out of the country but one would be hard pressed to hear the reality of the problem on the stage of the ongoing political circus featuring so many aspiring performers.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 27, 2011
We The People Support Occupy Wall Street; Why Doesn't Congress? For too long, We the People have sat back while the governmental representatives of our nation have initiated fiscal policies to appease the donors of their campaign drives while taking away from our social services. It is not difficult in this money driven world we live in to understand how indifferent the rich persons who occupy Washington are to the "little people" who are occupying Wall Street. After all, it is We who
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 14, 2011
Will Our Nation Experience Another Kent State? Kent State saw the National Guard gun down Vietnam War protesters. How far are we from seeing the same as Occupy Wall Street grows stronger?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Centrism In America: Dead On Arrival The movement toward extremism in this country advocated by both sides of the aisle is also proving to be effective in one very important realm; it is dividing us so derisively that we cannot possibly form a unified fight against a degrading governmental system which has all but left us to our own devices.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 10, 2011
To Serve and Protect; America's Institutional Fallacy Those who today believe they are being sold out by Capitalistic Globalism, protected and served by a growing police state acting under the direction of our government are standing up to say, "No More!"
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 30, 2011
Americans are Reaching a Breaking Point While poverty is on the rise and children are living on the streets, legislators, paid for by these same corporatists, are increasing the despair of the people. They are doing this by creating larger tax breaks, lessened environmental controls, promoting free trade and even working toward the abolition of minimum wage.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 11, 2011
9-11's Anniversary Only "Celebrates" America's Destruction I wonder if during this 9/11 remembrance, these facts will be discussed. Instinctually, I would guess not. The media knows all too well that Americans today, do not want to deal with reality. It strips away the skin of fantasy that many here have wrapped themselves in to escape the truth. Reality is not what most care to hear. They want to think that the attacks on 9/11 came from out of the blue; without any provocation.

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