Introducing Terry Thompson, Ph.D., author of The Issues of the Day

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Dr. Terry Thompson is a retired Central Intelligence Agency research psychologist who spent the bulk of his career with the agency’s super-secret Office of Security. Prior to his employment in intelligence, he was a New York City police officer attached to the South Bronx. He was also a child care director at a Catholic Charities home for dependent and neglected children. In retirement, he lectures in various security disciplines. His prior publications include three books: A Cop’s Justice, a novel, Why Espionage Happens, a work of non-fiction based on more than ten years of research into espionage committed by the trusted insider and Common Sense Psychology: Common Sense Living a non-fiction book which attempts to apply basic psycho-social concepts to everyday issues and living.

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The Issues of the Day addresses long-standing problems we currently face in the U.S. culture. It attacks the shibboleths that are so common and make thoughtful analysis difficult, if not impossible. Issues such as immigration, police shooting and unconscious bias, to name a few, are dissected through a different lens. It focuses less on right versus wrong and more on a sense of proportionality, which tends to be lacking in today’s discussions. The author employs hundreds of reliable footnotes to achieve authenticity and states clearly when he is offering an opinion rather than objective data. This book is meant to discuss the “other” side of issues which are frequently censored through subtle, if not outright ostracizing. The emphasis is NOT on moral judgment but rather on advisability-i.e. does a policy or practice produce desirable outcomes for the people it is intended to help? Often, but not always, these policies are either unproductive or counterproductive. The author analyzes the chosen topics through the prism of effectiveness, not moral judgment.

Introducing R. A. Roth, author of Surviving Elitism Handbook

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R.A. Roth, a retired communication industry executive, has endeavored researching and analyzing mainstream media news reporting; with the primary focus being on the impact it has on our country. Coupled with this investigation, he has conducted countless informal interviews; paying particular attention to the influence the media has on the individual. He is a committed opponent to any attempts at social engineering; fundamentally authored by the self-proclaimed elite. The results of this exploration is well examined in his first composition Surviving Elitism Handbook.

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Are you completely assured you are hearing all the factual news? What if you were not, would you care? In our society, there are those who believe they are superior to all others in virtually every aspect of life; thoroughly convinced their opinions and ideologies are the only correct values; elevating them to true eminence. Safe in their bubble of reality, they speak down to the rest of us as if we are children, demonizing anyone who does not bow to their significance. They are the epitome of the self-endorsed authority, seeking an elite standing. It is purely their personas they look to promote and protect; enjoying their “drop the mic” moments, and being totally supported by their well tended assemblage. Who are they?

Introducing Jeffrey P. Gorman, author of American on the Precipice

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Jeffrey P. Gorman was born in a steel mill town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, witnessing the peak of the industry’s economic decline. He graduated from Clarion University in 1992 with a degree in Broadcast Communication, leading to an eight-year career in news/talk radio. As the local news director of WKZV radio and newscaster/producer for both local and national talk radio shows for WBVP AM, he developed a keen interest in economics and politics fueled by the elections of 1996. Jeffrey lives in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area with his wife Tammy and five children, is on the leadership team at Abundant Life Lutheran Church/Charlotte Blind Outreach, teaches Bible school, and has been a Cub Scout leader for several years. Jeffrey also has a degree in Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh and is currently attending Wingate University for a Master’s in Business Administration.

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With national debt in excess of the Gross Domestic Product, and with deficits of one trillion dollars per year, our nation faces a major crisis-and the point of no return is just over the horizon. The U.S. government seems unable or unwilling to recognize this fact and take steps to avert the coming disaster. As Americans, we need to exercise some common sense and take action-in our own lives and our own homes-to reverse this trend and fix the economic and moral mess in which this nation finds itself. We must hold our elected officials accountable for their actions and invest the effort to turn our communities around. We must pay attention to what is going on around us, and above all, we must get involved. Jeffrey Gorman’s book takes a hard look at various aspects of American life, stripping away the complexity and the politics and revealing the core issues. It puts forth ideas to fix the problems rather than slapping a Band-Aid on the symptoms…a practice that has come at great cost to the American people. Here, partisanship is bypassed by looking at the facts, not the grandstanding political fluff and spin that dominate what passes for news today. Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Will Americans continue to do the same?

Introducing Jeffrey P. Gorman, author of America on the Precipice

“Outskirts’ services were very reasonably priced and the process was quite easy. Much of the process can be done online at the author’s convenience. The reps were very responsive and helpful. It was a great experience!”

Jeffrey P. Gorman was born in a steel mill town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, witnessing the peak of the industry’s economic decline. He graduated from Clarion University in 1992 with a degree in Broadcast Communication, leading to an eight-year career in news/talk radio. As the local news director of WKZV radio and newscaster/producer for both local and national talk radio shows for WBVP AM, he developed a keen interest in economics and politics fueled by the elections of 1996. Jeffrey lives in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area with his wife Tammy and five children, is on the leadership team at Abundant Life Lutheran Church/Charlotte Blind Outreach, teaches Bible school, and has been a Cub Scout leader for several years. Jeffrey also has a degree in Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh and is currently attending Wingate University for a Master’s in Business Administration.


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With national debt in excess of the Gross Domestic Product, and with deficits of one trillion dollars per year, our nation faces a major crisis-and the point of no return is just over the horizon. The U.S. government seems unable or unwilling to recognize this fact and take steps to avert the coming disaster. As Americans, we need to exercise some common sense and take action-in our own lives and our own homes-to reverse this trend and fix the economic and moral mess in which this nation finds itself. We must hold our elected officials accountable for their actions and invest the effort to turn our communities around. We must pay attention to what is going on around us, and above all, we must get involved. Jeffrey Gorman’s book takes a hard look at various aspects of American life, stripping away the complexity and the politics and revealing the core issues. It puts forth ideas to fix the problems rather than slapping a Band-Aid on the symptoms…a practice that has come at great cost to the American people. Here, partisanship is bypassed by looking at the facts, not the grandstanding political fluff and spin that dominate what passes for news today. Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Will Americans continue to do the same?

Introducing J.E. Bean, author of Intellectual

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J. E. Bean is a talented young author whose writing style is action-packed while developing strong character relationships. She is a native of Michigan where she lives with her family. Watch for more exciting young adult novels to come by J.E. Bean.


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Grace and her friends were just assigned their government jobs, and quickly realize that they won’t survive long fighting others for government entertainment. Peter was always such a jerk in school and is a government favorite, but now he agrees to help them escape. Why? As they leave for a politically unstable outside world, Grace, Peter and the others come across a young girl who leads them to a city called Detroit where they soon find themselves in the middle of a revolution. As the plot unravels in this realistic future thriller set in a politically unstable 22nd century where science is misused for power, the teens discover who will become heroes, who will find romance, and who will be pushed to the breaking point.

Introducing Muhammad Jerr’, author of Infrastructure

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Born and raised in his beloved North Carolina where he developed a deep love for his people and an even deeper understanding of their plight, Jerr’ Muhammad has been a world traveler, a businessman, a community activist, an educator and a journalist that has developed and broadened his scope and given him a unique insight into the interaction between people of color and institutional racism and the mentality that undergirds both.


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After over 400 years of the worst treatment ever imposed on a human being, after over 500 years of generational emotional and physical pain, after over 150 years of having self invalidation where we live in the valence of our slave masters, what are the communication, reality and affinity breaks that undergirds the black community.

Introducing Debra Closner Franklin, author of Intervention for America

“I have loved working with everyone on the team!”

Debra Closner Franklin has been an Addiction Counselor for over thirty years. During this time she has assisted hundreds to overcome their addiction problems. She believes that addiction is the most under-treated disease in America today, with some addictions, such as those of wealth and power, encouraged, and even aspired to. Debra graduated from Iowa State University, where she majored in Sociology-emphasizing in Marital and Family Counseling-minoring in Child Development. However, she believes her roles as a wife and mother to be her most important. She describes herself as just ‘one of the people’ who work in the trenches everyday, along with thousands of other dedicated and underpaid addiction professionals. She is a strong believer in God and encourages this in her patients for a complete recovery.


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Most Americans have the feeling that something is wrong with the country, but are unclear of exactly what it is. A look back into the decade of the 1950s may hold the answer. During this time period, most people felt safe, secure, and were engaged in deep caring relationships. When we exited this time period, we were no longer focused on relationships, but on things promoted by the business world which had promised to make life better for us. Sixty years later, we continue to strive for more and more of these things, still hoping to achieve the happiness promised so many years ago. Americans need to recognize that our lives are not getting better, and by continuing to live in this way, we are actually destroying our own lives, other relationships, and our country. Addiction is at the root of all of this. Learn how we were tricked years ago into becoming a country of addicts and how we can get those good feelings and caring relationships back again. The consequences of not addressing this vast national problem will be revealed, as well as how to begin resolving it. People from all socioeconomic levels will find this exploration of American life from the past to the present, enlightening and helpful. Everyone will be able to make positive changes for themselves and be able to start creating it on a national level as well.