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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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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 19, 2011
Private Prisons and the American Police State In the last few decades, the population of our National Prisons has nearly tripled. This phenomenon can be attributed to many factors ranging from the increasing economic insecurity to the War on Drugs.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 23, 2010
Genetically Modified Foods and the Monsanto Initiative An investigation into Monsanto and US government initiatives as they relate to consumer health
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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
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 19, 2010
Homeless in the Land of Milk and Honey America was once called the Land of Milk and Honey. It was so named for the prosperity and promise associated with the opportunity that was once available to anyone who, when willing to work, could acquire a piece of the America Dream. Today, the story is much different.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 4, 2011
God is a Weapon God is a weapon; one which they use daily against all of us through media hypnosis and false political rhetoric. Unless We the People come to realize the very real danger of the insanity of Dominionism growing like a virus within our Government, is slowly infecting our very reason, the War in the Middle East will be the least of our worries.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 8, 2011
How the Right is Reviving McCarthyism A look at the Right's revival of McCarthyism and the dangers to our freedom
(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
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 11, 2010
A Government by The Fascists for The Fascists The slow creep of Fascism in America
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 21, 2011
They take our money for WAR They will tell us this war is to combat terrorism when that very "terrorism" represents the actions of a people standing against a world power who is destroying the very fabric of their existence and is to them an act of protecting themselves in a war brought on by Western greed.
(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.
(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?
(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!"
(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        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.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 10, 2011
The Hypocrisy of the Casey Anthony Trial Guilty or not, what does our desire to want to see Casey Anthony pay for her alleged crimes without a preponderance of evidence, say about our American State of Mind?
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 4, 2010
The Environment: Corporate America's Sacrificial Lamb A commentary on Corporate destruction of the Global Environment
(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
(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
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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.
(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        Friday, May 20, 2011
The Death Panels That Aren't We the People can only hope that as these fools continue to speak of the opposite side's death panel threat, they condemn each other to its implementation and leave We the People the hell alone to govern ourselves as it was Constitutionally meant to be.
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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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Defunding America's Future As American politicians search for cuts in State and Federal spending to balance the economic scales, they are aiming to cut into social programs instead of concentrating their fire on the issues that have actually led to our current, monstrous debt situation; Military expenditures, Corporate Welfare and Foreign Aid.
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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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 16, 2011
Political Vitriol and Society's Fringe Element I am fully in favor of free speech and the right of media to make any political statement they desire but like all speech, there are consequences to consider especially when preparing a campaign of finger pointing for delivery to the public ear.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Today's Austerity Measures Are Taking From Us, Our Once Great Dream Our current system of austerity is taking our collective freedom everyday and in the process, distorting our American dream into a nightmare. WHen will it be enough?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 29, 2010
A New Year for the Great American Deception A look at the New Year and the reflections of times past and those yet to come.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The Continuing Loss of Our Political Representation: Part I Today's Republican Party is seemingly entrenched only in the ideological battlefields of Christian extremism and the politics of demeaning rhetoric against the opposing side without attempting to change this country to the benefit of us all. Unless the G.O.P. soon finds its focus and embarks upon a real vision for American reclamation and prosperity for all, Barrack Obama is sure to win another term as President of these Unit
(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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 23, 2010
The Secret to FOX News Success FOX News gives it's readers a way to just relax in the face of reality and continue their standard of living without facing the reality of the world.
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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.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 20, 2011
An American Awakening There is a new Civil War brewing in America. It is a war between the ideological views and opinions of a Nation that has been armed with weapons of mass deception by its media, organized by its corporatist favoring, Senatorial Generals and We the People, who care only for freedom and Liberty to survive the desired destruction, sell off and mass imprisonment of our Nation's people and their futures.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 4, 2011
The Modern American Plague: Six ways to protect against its destructive toll There is a great illness infecting America today. The main symptoms of this illness are ignorance, delusions of righteousness and a tendency toward anger when approached by a person possessing the all important and increasingly difficult to cultivate Cure: Proven Fact.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 11, 2011
After bin Laden: It is Time to Stop the War Machine The death of bin Laden means nothing when one takes into account how much damage has occurred to our Nation post 9/11 and the number of lives that have been lost and money spent in the name of this vengeance. The healing from 9/11 and the past ten years can never occur this if it is not allowed to begin. We need to make America whole again by ceasing the death march and stop the American War Machine. Until we do, it will
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The Unfortunate Reality of Bin Laden's Death With the death of Bin Laden, we can all look forward to more of our sons and daughters dying, our privacy further intruded upon, deeper National Debt and our more of our freedoms surrendered to those who would have us all in chains.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 10, 2010
Society's "Bubble" Syndrome Am in depth look at society's limitations and the danger to limited thinking in today's world.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 18, 2010
Where has Journalism Gone? A personal perspective of the loss of Journalism with integrity.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 11, 2010
America's Misconception of Freedom There once was a dream that was America. With the ever increasing intrusion of Big Government and its media propaganda, we are slowly falling into the realm of fascist machination, the end result of which will spell death for the dream of those settlers who first came here to establish a free society.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 9, 2011
Where Our Heroes Have Gone When one thinks of a hero, it is only natural in this media absorbed, escapism obsessed society to imagine Superman or even Wonder Woman or, in the most delusional state of their desperation; a politician who really cares for them but today, real heroes are defined not by uniforms and governmental titles of materialist emptiness but by selflessness and dedication to society's real needs. Believe it or not, these people are all
(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
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 9, 2010
Christmas in a Material World What Christmas really means. Christmas is a season of giving, of caring and of love.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 27, 2011
We the People Must Protect Our Liberty, No Matter the Cost America today is no longer a Land of Opportunity but one of basic survival for the middle to lower class tax brackets. The hope we once knew and looked toward in our daily struggles as a beacon of light at the end of the labor tunnel is quickly being extinguished by corporatism and entitlements for the rich while we at the bottom slave to minimally support our families.
(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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 26, 2010
God has no place in Politics A perspective on the current quest for God in the politcal circus
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
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 23, 2010
Death of The American Dream An oppinion of the direction of this country as represented byt the actions by the Right to garner hate toward Islam
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
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Hope Lost A personal confrontation with the deletion of art in our schools
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 27, 2011
The State of the Union: Politics as Usual A Liberal's look at the State of the Union
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 27, 2010
God has no place in Politics In light of the recent God wants from the Right, this author has had enough

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