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Aug.11.2009
It seems it is the season for paroling women who attempt to assassinate our presidents and those who commit heinous crimes. Sara Jane Moore, the middle aged woman and a mother who shot at Pres. Ford in 1975 was released from prison December 2007. Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, the...
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Jun.15.2009
 Is an extremist tall, short, young, old, thin, fat? Would you know if the person standing next to you was about to pull out a gun and shoot?  Scary thought, isn't it?  Think about the pressure our protective and security agencies have been under since President Obama took office?  Yet, will all...
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Jun.02.2009
Doesn't the person who saved the life of the President of the United States deserve a name? The woman who attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford, Sara Jane Moore, has her name out there. Although we still know little about her. But we hear nothing about the person who foiled Moore's second shot. He...
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Jun.01.2009
Doesn't the person who saved the life of the President of the United States deserve a name? The woman who attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford, Sara Jane Moore, has her name out there. Although we still know little about her. But we hear nothing about the person who foiled Moore's second shot. He...
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May.29.2009
Tell me how you really feel about it? Seriously, though, reading through the strong reactions and comments regarding Sara Jane Moore's interview on the Today Show  are not really surprising given the lack of knowledge about the times and San Francisco in the 1970's. If one were to casually glance...
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May.28.2009
Sara Jane Moore in 1975 before she was arrested for trying to assassinate the President of the United States
   Sara Jane Moore was interviewed on the Today Show this morning.   I want to thank Matt Lauer for not giving away all the official, unofficial and exotic details of my book.    As the author of, “Taking Aim At the President,” I reveal the unpleasant, hidden, unpopular, unseemly, talented, warm...
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May.22.2009
Melting polar ice caps, decreasing fertile land, dying species, floating islands of waste and unstoppable virus strains. What is happening? How is this happening? The Right (read Republican) says this is all "hog wash." They trot out doubting scientists who dispute the claims of natural...
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May.04.2009
I just learned I won first place in non-fiction Wild Card category for "Taking Aim At The President." Wild Card is a category for books like mine that don't fit neatly into one category. For example, my book is non-fiction, history, biography and political. Had I entered it into one...
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Apr.28.2009
OK, so maybe it's just me, but all this Social Networking is just too much pressure! I have more guilt now than when I was a young mother sure I was the worst person in the world because I didn't find every living moment with my child the most satisfying of my life.  Just how many Social...
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Apr.26.2009
Check out my interview with Martha Alderson and Blockbuster Plots. Martha is a master at helping writers plot their books, fiction and nonfiction. http://www.blockbusterplots.com/resc/spieler.html
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Apr.14.2009
              Twenty-seven years ago I promised a convicted felon I would store her art collection until her son was old enough to take it. This collection is not some small assembling of prints or photos. The collection includes seven oil paintings, some as large as a doorway.  There are wall-...
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Apr.14.2009
              Twenty-seven years ago I promised a convicted felon I would store her art collection until her son would take for her. This collection is not some small assembling of prints or photos. The collection includes seven oil paintings, some as large as a doorway.  There are wall-size...
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Mar.27.2009
          I would not dare to say Bernard Madoff will have the last laugh? However, he may pull a clever trick by pleading "not guilty."  In true Madoff style, he's created a formidable and expensive challenge for the prosecution's task of investigating the sources of his Ponzi Empire...
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Mar.13.2009
   What is “Everyday Rage?” It is daily anger that festers just under the skin of frustration, a loss of control from feeling oppressed due to acts in this country that has stripped us of our money and our dignity. This was imposed upon us by the elite few who are out of reach of our laws,...
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Feb.26.2009
              At the risk of using a worn-out cliché’, I am the poster child for, “No good deed goes unpunished.”             I have been paying to store Sara Jane Moore’s art collection for almost 30 years. Sara Jane was the middle-aged doctor’s wife and mother who fired at the head of Pres....
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