I mean, it’s almost like there’s a problem somewhere…

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(Senior Airman Destinee Sweeney/Air Force /armytimes.com)

American involvement in central and south America goes all the way back to 1795 when George Washington was the President and over the years we consistently and repeatedly sent the U.S. military to enforce the will of the political administration to protect American-owned agricultural and industrial interests throughout Central and South America. We killed lots of people in the Falkland Islands of Argentina, Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Mexico. We set up dictators that had our military protection so that companies from the…


My whiteness, like my name, is my identity…

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Unless you’ve been in a vegetative state during the last few years you understand that this is an intensely charged period in our history. There is an ongoing evolution of awareness unfolding in our society. As the winds of fortune have shifted, so too has the sense of urgency to deal with the formidable and pressing matters at hand. The issues we face are many, but one of the biggest ones is the fomentation of derision and polarization along political, cultural and racial lines. To say that the United States is in…


Compelling evidence that Covid-19 may have started in the U.S.

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(USAMRIID/Getty Images file photo)

The assertions in this article have not been conclusively accepted as proven.

There is compelling — some would even say strong — evidence that Covid-19 didn’t originate in China. The virus was extracted in a military lab in Fort Detrick in Maryland. That lab has a bad reputation for mishandling dangerous lethal compounds such as Ebola, Anthrax, Smallpox and Plague. The facility was shut down for lax protocols. Reportedly some lab personnel were then approved to take part in the annual war games in Wuhan, China on Oct. 17, 2019…


When a book’s cover doesn’t match the story inside the pages.

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“HK G36” by André Gustavo Stumpf is licensed with CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

In 1994, I met the woman with whom I became happily married in 1996. We’re still married and have raised two great kids. They are ages 22 and 18 and have no idea what our lives were like before them. We currently live in the White Mountains in New England and this is the only community they have ever known. One of the reasons we moved here is to lessen the chance that we’ll run into someone who was incarcerated because of my work. Because prior to moving here…


Misty didn’t deserve any of this. Not one god damn bit of it.

Trigger Warning: This deals with rape.

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On Sunday, January 13, 2013, the 70th Golden Globe Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom in Beverly Hills, California. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosted the event. In attendance was this woman, Misty Upham. She was a Native Blackfoot woman from the Seattle area. Isn’t she beautiful? Here she is shown attending the 2013 Golden Globes, as she had worked on the film, Django Unchained, which was nominated for Best Drama but lost to Argo.


The melting of the permafrost and the wholesale eradication of rain forests are releasing long-dormant viruses, and Covid-19 is only one of them.

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“Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2” by NIAID is licensed under CC BY 2.0

This is still just the first wave of newly released ancient viruses. There will be more. Many more.

There are two studies that I have excerpted from the National Institutes of Health, in the 1st one I’m quoting 9 excerpts regarding the melting polar caps due to global warming and effects on other ecosystems; while the second study covering rainforest destruction has 3 excerpts. …


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“Day 272 — West Midlands Police — Idnetifying criminals from above” by West Midlands Police is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Sometimes those that don’t want to talk about it are protecting you

They learned not to wince at the horror living in their minds
Yet still shied away from the pain of the light, preferring the
Darkness and its blanket of concealment and safety
While over and over they tried to figure out how to hear the
Voice within that would tell them they were deserving of their
Own forgiveness and had a right to the love in their hearts


In the shadow of Lady Liberty we ran a detention and deportation center…

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“Ellis Island, as Seen from Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey” by Ken Lund is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

In the latter half of the nineteenth century and up to 1924, immigrant-bearing ships entering New York harbor did not disembark all passengers at Ellis Island. You see, it depended on how much grease you were able to put onto the wheel. If your papers showed that you were traveling First Class then you were let off at a convenient pier in metropolitan New York’s waterfront district or perhaps at a pier in New Jersey. Before you stepped on land you submitted to a brief shipboard inspection…


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“Donald Trump” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The United States is in the unprecedented position of having to consider contingencies that have never before been required.

A populist demagogue who thrives on the fomentation of a cult of personality, this president displays the modus of a voraciously predatory malignant narcissist. Over a period of almost four decades, he has compromised both his business and personal integrity by resorting to taking loans from dangerous sources, since no legitimate sources were willing to engage the prevalent risk in his horrible credit profile and questionable business ethics. His credit was tanked because he is a terrible businessman suffering from acute…


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“Elephant baby” by Stv. is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

From somewhere in the periphery of my memory I remember these words spoken to me: “No it never gets easier, we just get better at dealing with it.” All these years later I still think this is accurate.

On Valentine’s Day, 2001 we lost our Son Gabriel to Muscular Dystrophy two days after his birth. This was our second child and our first Son, Christian, was born free of the disease in 1998 and was amazing in every way and so in a way this took us a bit by surprise. My wife is afflicted with this dreaded, inherited, neuromuscular…

steve mcmanus

Producer and Writer of the online radio show Forbidden America. Writing an online TV interview show set for production in 2021. An emerging Voice-Over Talent.

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