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I am the publisher of an online news website and blog covering local, state and national news since 2007. Author of 4 cold-case murder books in the "Who Killed?" series published by Rooftop Publishing Company. Retired from mainstream media in 2007 and consider myself semi-retired.

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(115 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Homeland Security Prepares for Civil War For the past 2 weeks, everyone from mainstream media to bloggers and conspiracy theorists have been questioning the feds mass purchasing of ammo for agencies like SSA and the National Weather Service. Digging below the surface of this new scandal is a deep darker hole that involves our government gearing up for all out Civil War in the US. Sound absurd? Its not. Whose behind it? Homeland Security. Why? Because they want to...
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(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 20, 2012
Fred Waldron Phelps Sr: Is He Now The Most Hated Man In The World? The Westboro Baptist Church has elected to protest and picket the funerals of last weeks slain school children in Newtown CT. Their leader, Fred Waldron Phelps and his band of hate followers may have just turned their latest media opportunity into the beginning of the end for the WBC and its members.
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(95 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Is There A Real Connection Between Barack Obama And Barry Soetoro? Questions surrounding President Obama's college education have been circulating again. Did he actually attend Occidental & or Columbia University? Did he attend these schools by obtaining grants as a foreign student where he had lived in Indonesia growing up? If so, did he enroll under his reported adoptive name of Barry Soetoro after his mother remarried to LoLo Soetoro? Another question is, does any of this really matter?
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(41 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 24, 2012
Military Will Defeat Any Militia Type Rebellion On US Soil According To Study The Constitution allows the President broad leeway in times of insurrection. Citing the precedents of Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and Dwight D. Eisenhower sending troops to Little Rock in 1957, the president mobilizes the military and the Department of Homeland Security, to regain control. In 2010, the Army adapted a mock military training scenario based on our President implementing that very Insurrection Act.
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(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Homeland Security Envisions Being Able To Detect Crime Before It Happens While the FBI is announcing their $1billion dollar facial recognition system to better identify criminals profiles, fingerprints, records and even identify all of us on video monitoring cameras,the Department of Homeland Security has been developing their own controversial program called "Future Attribute Screening Technology," or FAST for short. They claim it will identify a crime before it can happen.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 25, 2012
Marketing Campaigns Overshadow Deadly Side Effects Of Some Drugs Over the past several decades, the government has required specific detailed warnings on the labels of all medication sold to the public that can cause health risks or concerns of any kind. Side effects can range from headaches, diarrhea to sudden death. But, drug manufacturers are now spending mega-millions each year using high profile celebrities to sway the public into a false sense of security.
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(79 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 27, 2012
Obama's UN Speech And How Christianity Should Take A Backseat In The Future President Obama recently gave a speech at the United Nations General Assembly. In this speech, Obama proclaims his bold beliefs, insomuch as he feels that the future does not belong to practicing Christians.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 22, 2012
Local Judicial Corruption In WV Social Security Office Could Topple National SSA Commissioner What began back in late 2010 as a regional SSA scandal alleging fraud and "case-fixing' of disability appeal claims by an SSA Judge with the Office of Disability Adjudication & Review (ODAR) office in Huntington WV, now has federal authorities and US Senators focusing their attention on the national ODAR offices also. Is the entire system corrupt? Will SSA Commissioner Michael Astrue be held accountable as it all unfolds.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 17, 2012
CIA Stressed Imminent 9/11 Attack Beginning In May 2001 Former NY Times Reporter Kurt Eichenwald, wrote a stinging OP-ED piece on September 10, 2012 depicting how he was allowed to view excerpts from non-public documents and interview government officials that when all combined, led him to an inescapable conclusion: "The administration's reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks before that infamous briefing reflected significantly more negligence than has been disclosed"
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 29, 2012
Finally....Factual Details Leading Up To Trayvon Martin Shooting As facts emerge, we learn that Zimmerman is actually bi-racial, and prior to the shooting there had been a rash of break-ins and burglaries in that community. Police have reports of witnesses identifying the suspects as "young black men." In fact one witness, a black female neighbor is quoted saying..."There were black boys robbing houses in this neighborhood, That's why George was suspicious of Trayvon Martin."
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(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 4, 2012
Benghazi: Seven Hours Of Fighting To The Death Months of intelligence reports from the CIA and from within the Benghazi Mission show that militant training camps were forming in the mountains near Benghazi, including "al Qaeda leaning" fighters. Even the Red Cross and the U.K. closed their offices after attempted terrorist attacks and assassinations. Evidence clearly shows a credible concern about the Benghazi mission's ability to defend against an attack existed.
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(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 6, 2012
Whats Under Marcellus Shale? 38 Trillion More Cubic Feet Of Natural Gas Although the Marcellus Shale is the current drilling target for natural gas, there is yet another rock unit with enormous potential named the "Utica Shale," and it is only a few thousand feet below the Marcellus. The USGS estimates there is approximately 38 Trillion Cubic Feet of natural gas waiting for drilling companies to extract an keep a continuing stream of NG for many years to come.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 3, 2012
DuPont's Contamination Of Drinking Water Linked To Diseases In 2005 a class action lawsuit proved that DuPont had been contaminating the drinking water to approximately 700,000 residents in WV and OH who lived near the Wood County WV Plant. Now, scientists have released a report that shows the chemical contaminate, Perfluorooctanoic Acid, (PFOA)causes diseases in humans.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Remember FBI Warning - After July 9th Hundreds Of Thousands Could Lose Internet The Computer virus problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down after July 9th 2012.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 28, 2012
EPA Warned Of Water Contamination From Hydraulic Fracking Back In 1987 EPA Warnings Of Well Water Contamination Related To Hydraulic Fracking Methods Used During Natural Gas Exploration
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 25, 2012
Has Congress Made It Impossible For The Postal Service To Survive Congress has made it impossible for the Post Office To Survive
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 19, 2012
Is Obama To Blame For Increased Welfare Spending Over The Past 4 Years? A dramatic increase in welfare spending over the last 4 years has drawn the attention of Seantor Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee who says a new Congressional report, linked in this story, shows a 32% increase during the Obama administration.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 13, 2012
Pay Your Taxes Or Lose Your Passport And More A transportation bill making its way through Congress could allow the federal government to prevent Americans who allegedly owe back taxes from leaving the country. The provision is part of Senate Bill 1813, section 4034 also called the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, was introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in November and passed by the Senate on March 14 2012.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 20, 2012
Social Security Scandal Averted In Charleston WV Appeals Office According to one of our sources inside the Huntington, W.Va. Social Security office, their media scandal and subsequent congressional investigation kept the heat off serious issues being exposed in the Charleston, W.Va. office. Problems that include reports of management mishandling evidence; failure to timely mail out judicial decisions, hampering access to the courts; and condoning questionable decisions by two judges.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 9, 2012
US Invasion Without Traditional War It was once thought that as a sovereign nation, no foreign government short of an invasion and military occupation could run the U.S. But, what has actually occurred is that foreign governments do run America, and they also make billions a year by allowing us to maintain our standard of living. We are now at the will of countries like China, Japan, Russia and Germany.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Does The Coal Industry Face Impending Death? For the first time in U.S. history, natural gas generated as much electricity as coal. Which raises the question, will natural gas surpass coal in generating electricity? There have been times before when coal's demise has been prematurely predicted, most notably in the 1980s. This time though, University of California's fossil fuel expert, David Victor says it's different. Coal is on the way out because of the EPA, new regula
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 16, 2012
Demise Of The Coal Industry Is Just Natural Progression Coal Mining has a longtime history and way of life in the United States. With the onset of Natural Gas as a new source to generate electricity, the coal industry is quickly beginning to fade away. The cold-hearted fact is, coal mining in the Appalachia region will come to an end within the next ten years.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Is Mainstream Media Biting The Bullet For Homeland Security There is no dispute that our government has been buying up large amounts of ammunition to either stockpile or prepare for civil war here in the US. Mainstream media is attempting to downplay and or divert the truth from the American public by claiming our concerns derive from "seemingly salacious tidbit gets amplified and embellished on the Internet."
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(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 11, 2012
Are You Aware Of What Actually Drives The Price Of Gasoline? As you're pulling up to the gas pumps next time, pause and think about what it is that determines the price you're paying for that gasoline. It may surprise you who is profiting the most from your fill up. If you're thinking the costs are derived from combining the expenses of the crude oil, the refineries, cost of production, marketing, state and federal taxes; your partially correct. But, theres a lot more involved.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 15, 2012
Rockefeller Bill S. 3378 Will Reform Forensics The Forensic Science and Standards Act of 2012, comes amid growing concerns nationally that many criminal justice proceedings use evidence developed through flawed forensic work. Rockefeller's bill would strengthen forensic science and standards, yielding evidence that judges, prosecutors, defendants, and juries can fully trust.
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(36 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Yes We Can - - Not Reelect Obama As President As the election nears keep one thing in mind, Barack Obama hasn't said anything new in 4 long years that he didnt promise already. His platform is the same scenario that he so eloquently portrayed on January 26th, 2008 while giving his "Yes We Can" speech. You remember, the one that filled Americans with hope, comradery and changes, which the majority never came.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Twitter Account & Messages Not Legally Yours According To Court An Occupy Wall Street protester has lost his bid to quash a subpoena seeking his Twitter records from last fall when he was arrested during a mass protest on the Brooklyn Bridge. Thus, opening the door for future court cases across the country involving privacy and or ownership of Twitter Accounts and "Tweets."
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Can We Tear Down Christian Beliefs A Little More? Just when you think we can't further dispell the facts in the Bible, or the teachings on the life & death of Jesus, in walks a Harverd Divinity Historian claiming she acquired a piece of what looks like burlap or papyus, that reportedly shows that Jesus might have been married. Or at the least, what his perosnal opinions were on the subject thereof.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 20, 2012
American Bar Association Wants Changes After Report Slams DOJ The American Bar Association and trial lawyers across the country are outraged over the recent reports circulating of continued integrity issues being found within the Department of Justice Forensic Labs and the duty of prosecutors who know of tainted case evidence, and don't notify defense attorneys. The ABA and others have proposed stronger ethics rules for prosecutors to act on information that casts doubt on convictions; o
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 10, 2012
US Senator Joe Manchin And The Tax Cut Fairy Senator Joe Manchins decision to settle for the worst in schools, healthcare and infrastructure just to show he can balance a budget while governor, will ultimately bring his candidacy for US Senate to an ignominious end.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Silly Putty Repairs Potholes Silly Putty is back in the Science lab as the latest technology breakthrough for possibly fixing potholes on streets and highways across America. Undergraduates at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University are proving that we can run across a giant puddle of this Putty and it stiffens up like a solid.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 24, 2012
Professor Supports "Lying About The Past' To Prove A Point A technology story that appeared in the May 23, 2012 "the Atlantic" describes the carefully fabricated tales created by George Mason University undergraduates at the request of their professor, T. Mills Kelley. The course, 'Lying About The Past' has upset many, but the experiment helps reveal the shifting nature of the truth on the Internet.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Media & Auto Industry Worst For Sharing Your Info To 3rd Party Online "Trackers' Every day we go online, read news, share on social media sites, listen to music, research everything from how to cook a recipe to how the latest health fad can slim our waistlines. Each click of the mouse as we do these things leaves breadcrumb trails of our interests, needs and websites we stumble upon. When you click on a business website, they then allow 3rd party companies to access, store and use your information.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 15, 2012
ACLU Study Says Its Much More Costly Incarcerating Older Prisoners Elderly prisoners are twice as expensive to incarcerate as the average inmate and pose little danger to society, yet the population of elderly prisoners in the United States is exploding. Our extreme sentencing policies and a growing number of life sentences have effectively turned many of our correctional facilities into veritable nursing homes. And taxpayers are paying for it.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 29, 2012
Complexity Is One Reason Americans Fear Obamacare Obamacare is very complex and hard to understand, so it's not surprising that many Americans fear the worst from a federal bureaucracy they don't trust. One of the biggest concerns some Americans have with Obamacare is that it will be a law; that will mandate most of us to buy at least a minimum level of health insurance for ourselves and tax dependants by 2014.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Wall Street Journal Plays Both Sides Of Third-Party Tracking Debate The Wall Street Journal publicly admonished companies who promote and or allow third-party trackers gaining access to our information while on the Internet. Yet, on the other hand they themselves participate in this very same practice. And, they are one of the worst companies allowing this practice.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 30, 2012
Manchin -- Tomblin & Rahall Have A Duty To Attend Democratic Convention The personal decisions from Senator Manchin, Governor Tomblin and Congressman Rahall not to attend the upcomming Democratic Convention is not only a slap in the face to their fellow Dems; but also to each and every resident of not only the state of WV, but also the entire nation too.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 27, 2012
SSA Commissioner Claims No Silver Bullet To Stop Problems Within Agency SSA Commissioner admits that problems within the agency range from staff leaving, higher worklaods, stress, backlogged appeal cases and budget issues have all caused shortfalls for the future of SSA.

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