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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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(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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(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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(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        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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