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Columnist Russell W. Dickson, "The Invisible Eye," lives in upstate NY, and is a Freelance journalist and columnist. He has written for both print and online news/opinion pages.

Russell holds a B.A. in English, minor Journalism from The University at Albany, Albany, NY. His writing experience spans more than a decade and his work has graced the pages of newspapers, magazines, online news orgs, and political websites in both the U.S. and abroad.

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Kristen Luman Of SYFY's Ghost Mine Discusses The Show And Its Future
Now that things have settled (both literally and figuratively) from Ghost Mine season two some cast members have be reflecting on their experiences.
09:15 Feb 25, 2014 PST
Austin Cook Of SYFY's 'Killer Contact' Talks About The Reality Of Reality TV
Austin Cook tells Russell Dickson - I don't think you can get what it is like from the other side of the camera. Reality TV is so different from scripted...
13:35 Feb 9, 2014 PST
SYFY's Ghost Mine 'Green Horn' Miner Jay Verburg Talks About The Show
Men have mined all corners of the earth fueled by their lust for gold. The Crescent mine in Sumpter, Oregon is one of these places and it was the site for the SYFY Channels show Ghost Mine. Men first starting working the ground beneath that mountain
17:41 Jan 20, 2014 PST
Norman Reedus Talks About His Character Daryl on The Walking Dead
Four seasons have passed and half the original characters of The Walking Dead have met with horrible endings. What does Norman Reedus (as Daryl Dixon) think about that?
03:53 Jan 15, 2014 PST
Andrew Lincoln Talks About This Season on The Walking Dead
Andrew Lincoln, as Rick Grimes, took time to talk about the progression of his character in the modern zombie apocalyptic world, The Walking Dead.
23:49 Dec 31, 2013 PST
Patrick Doyle of SyFy's Ghost Mine Talks About The Show Series Finale
Viewers and cast members alike gazed stunned at the cloud of dust and pile of rubble that permanently sealed the Crescent mine and all its secrets for eternity during season 2 finale.
21:17 Dec 26, 2013 PST
A Chat with World Famous British Celebrity Photographer, Cambridge Jones
What do Prince Charles, Robert Plant and Anthony Hopkins have in common? An artistic savant named Cambridge Jones, world renowned British celebrity photographer.
11:59 Dec 1, 2013 PST
Kristen Luman Of Syfy's Ghost Mine Talks About Her Experiences On the Show
An interview with Kristen Luman, about Syfy channel's Ghost Mine, the paranormal show featuring gritty miners searching for gold in the foreboding bowels of Oregon's Crescent Mine.
13:08 Nov 16, 2013 PST
America Oblivious To National Disaster Unfolding Right Now
For every soldier killed on the battlefield this year, about 18-22 veterans die by their own hands, 349 suicides in 2012, about one a day. More soldiers are dying by their own hands than in combat.
18:52 Oct 28, 2013 PST
Actress Jamie McCall Living The High Life
Like many tales of Hollywood, all that glitters isn't gold, at least that is what Jamie learned during her rise and fall and rise again. Her tale could almost be an E True Hollywood Story.
15:23 Oct 13, 2013 PST
Actor Tim Abell Opens Up About His Acting Career
He was very patient and generous with his time and was very humble about his accomplishments, and there are many! Some of the more notable ones are CSI NY, CSI Miami, NCIS, and roles in the films, We Were Soldiers, and Battle of Los Angeles.
19:40 Sep 21, 2013 PST
Gracie Reveals The Secret to Healthy Living
Most people that reach the level of success that Rorion Gracie has would be happy to sit back and enjoy the rewards of their labor.
18:03 Sep 6, 2013 PST
Professor Pedro Sauer Of Gracie Jiu Jitsu Denounces Martial Arts Scams
Top martial arts instructors around the world like, Professor Pedro Sauer, of Gracie Jiu Jitsu say beware of all the, 'McDojo' belt Factories out there because they offer watered-down sports based programs with very little educational value.
03:28 Apr 21, 2013 PST
Act of Terrorism Rocks Boston Marathon, 113 Injured and 3 Dead
As unknowing runners sprinted along, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, as of now three people have been killed, and at least 113 were injured.
20:49 Apr 15, 2013 PST
Rorion Gracie Part of Sport Fighting History
A modern baron of the sport fighting industry is Rorion Gracie, the oldest son of Helio Gracie creator of Gracie Jiu Jitsu (G.J.J.). 'Helio was my idol, and taught us by example,' said Gracie.
15:54 Feb 26, 2013 PST
'Gracie' Responsible for Worldwide Explosion of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Never has there been a family more beloved in the world martial arts than the Gracie's.
09:56 Dec 23, 2012 PST
New Ruling Saves Wolverines in The Nick of Time
Conservationists rejoice as the elusive and fierce wolverine receives a reprieve November 30th from a trapping season due to start only days later in Montana.
07:26 Dec 3, 2012 PST
Romney Campaign is Out of Touch With The People
Romney's comments recently at a dinner party with donors gave a rare glimpse into the inside world of the ruling elite and demonstrated the total lack of caring and understanding for their fellow man.
09:04 Sep 19, 2012 PST
Jessie Ventura Speaks The Truth about Current U.S. Political Climate
Jesse Ventura speaks a lot of truths about the current political climate in the United States, but is anyone really listening? More working class people feel disenfranchised today than ever before.
11:06 Sep 3, 2012 PST
August Has Been a Political Battlefield for Romney and Obama
The month of August has been a political battlefield for Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and incumbent President Barack Obama, as each campaign trades negative - barbs with the other.
06:54 Aug 20, 2012 PST
Things Going South Between Obama and Romney
Mitt Romney came out swinging on his final stop of his 5 state tour saying, President Obama is an 'intellectually exhausted' leader, that resorts to 'angry and desperate' tactics in his battle for re-election.
16:39 Aug 15, 2012 PST
Romney Announces House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan As Running Mate
With poll numbers lumbering behind President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney's campaign has decided to shake things up a bit by announcing their pick for presumptive GOP vice-presidential running mate. Whom did they decide to pick?
07:17 Aug 11, 2012 PST
Obama vs. Romney On July Jobs Report
President Barack Obama pointed out Friday that there are still too many Americans looking for work, in reaction to the job numbers that came out for July.
21:39 Aug 4, 2012 PST
President Obama Remains Silent on Gun Control
With the election season coming in the fall it seems strange that neither President Barack Obama nor Republican challenger Mitt Romney have spoken about gun control in their campaigns for the White House.
08:56 Jul 28, 2012 PST
Colorado Incident Sparks National Debate on Gun Control
Just a few short days, after the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., took away the lives of a dozen people in a movie theater; the debate over gun control once again has become the predominant issue in national politics.
20:29 Jul 23, 2012 PST
Jessie Ventura's Mission to Abolish America's Two-Party System
Former Navy Seal/Wrestler/Governor Jessie Venture has often been the source of political banter and some would say folly. The latest speculation, is he a mad man or genius?
19:58 Jul 22, 2012 PST
'Giants' Faceoff Against The 'Cowboys' in An Epic Battle Tonight
The According to the NFL schedule we will soon be going into the final week of the regular season. Can the Giants stay in it and make it to the playoffs for the first time since 2008?
18:34 Jan 1, 2012 PST
Brock Lesnar Forced to Retire by Alistair Overeem
UFC 141 was a prime example of the strength and guts of the MMA toughest fighters. Alistair Overeem stepped into the octagon with his vicious striking skills and used them to limit Brock Lesnar's comeback to a pitiful 146 seconds.
07:22 Jan 1, 2012 PST
Living Legend Master Luis 'Limao' Heredia, 5th Degree Gracie Black Belt
Two legends of Jiu Jitsu known around the world today charged with insuring the survival of Gracie Jiu Jitsu are Master Pedro Sauer, an 8th Degree Rickson Gracie Black Belt holder, and Professor Luis 'Limao' Heredia
16:02 Sep 16, 2011 PST
September 11th Attacks, A New Yorker's Recollection
Like many New Yorkers on Sept 11, 2001, I jumped out of bed not knowing what laid before me on that fateful day. The weather forecast was good. It was a sunny day and the sky was the deepest shade of blue that I had seen in a long time.
09:31 Sep 11, 2011 PST
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Praised for Storm Recovery Efforts
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo receives praise for his brain child 'Labor Your Neighbor,' a volunteer program designed to encourage New Yorkers to help each other. The program has been deemed an overwhelming success by area newspapers.
06:40 Sep 4, 2011 PST
New Yorkers Say Good Night To Tropical Storm Irene
Irene charged into New England on Sunday as a weakened tropical storm after charging through the New York City area leaving a stunned U.S. East coast. At least 16 people died, flooding was widespread and 4 million homes and businesses lost power.
14:19 Aug 28, 2011 PST
Fighter Overcomes Odds To Become Champion
Every so often a film fighter inspires us like actor Russell Crowe did in Cinderella Man (2005), and Ralph Macchio did in the Karate Kid (1984).
18:32 Aug 16, 2011 PST
UFC Immortal Joey 'The Mexicutioner' Beltran
The U.F.C. fighters come from all walks of life.One of these MMA Immortals is Jose Beltran, aptly nicknamed, the 'Mexicutioner,' one can only imagine how he got the name, probably because of his fearless attitude, skill and heart in the ring.
09:39 Jul 31, 2011 PST
US Federal Government OKs Destruction of Gray Wolves
Man's fear and hatred of wolves goes back centuries. That unbridled fear is ingrained into our cultural fabric by stories like 'Little Red Riding Hood,' and 'The Three Little Pigs,' stories aimed at instilling fear into us as children.
07:09 Jul 18, 2011 PST
Howard Stern Rejects Artie Lange's Offer To Return To Show
Iconic radio-star and self proclaimed 'King of all Media,'Howard Stern in a interview with Rolling Stone Magazine said he turned down Artie Lange's offer to appear on the show recently.
07:00 Jul 15, 2011 PST
The World's Oceans Are Dying!
Mankind can't keep treating its oceans like a giant cesspool because the death of the Oceans means the death of us. A study recently released states that the world's oceans are dying!
04:19 Jul 10, 2011 PST
Mountain Lions Threaten New England Residents
For decades we've heard stories about man's encroachment on nature, well in an ironic twist it appears nature has begun to encroach on man.
05:09 Jul 4, 2011 PST
Gay Marriage Supporters Celebrate, Religious Groups Protest
The Lesbian and Gay community have reason to celebrate today because the New York State Senate has passed a bill that allows same sex marriage. New York is the largest state so far to adopt the bill and will be the sixth state in the union to legali
04:56 Jun 26, 2011 PST
Is Bigfoot Real Or Myth?
For hundreds of years Bigfoot has been an enduring myth, yet most refuse to believe in the possibility that mythical creature could exist. We have all heard stories about Bigfoot over the course of our lives, early European settlers, and Native Ame
18:07 Jun 23, 2011 PST
Former Obama Appointee to Seek GOP Nomination
As we enter into the next Presidential election cycle the GOP still doesn't have any formidable contenders, just the usual suspects. Just who is this Huntsman character anyhow, and why should we care about him?
05:22 Jun 22, 2011 PST
American Veterans Don't Want Palin
Palin the party crasher or that is what a group of motorcycle riding veterans called 'Rolling Thunder' holding an event in the capital are calling her when they heard she plans to attend their rally called, 'Ride for Freedom' on May, 29th.
12:07 May 29, 2011 PST
Sasquatch Discovered
I'm not sure when Bigfoot research became synonymous with beer drinking rednecks totting shot guns and shooting everything that moves in the forest, but this stereotype may be one of the reasons why the main stream media is not very accepting of th
13:16 May 22, 2011 PST
Paul On The Way To Becoming President
Ron Paul announced Friday that he will run for the GOP nomination for president in 2012, the third attempt for the man known on Capitol Hill as 'Dr. No' because of his enthusiasm for bashing runaway spending and government overreach.'
05:24 May 16, 2011 PST
Master Pedro Sauer, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, The Making of a Legend.
When you talk to experts in the field of martial arts, one name comes up, 'Master Pedro Sauer'. Just who is this fabled fighter, you might ask? Some say, he is a cross between Sun Tzu and Bruce Lee.
05:42 May 14, 2011 PST
Polls Indicate Ron Paul Could Beat Obama
If you pit Republican Congressman Ron Paul against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up, the race is - virtually dead even.
12:52 May 8, 2011 PST
Bin Ladens Death Gives Obama Life
Obama's leadership skills have often been targeted by the Republican opposition, but now they have been bolstered tangibly, as the images of celebrating Americans gathering spontaneously at the White House and the World Trade Center site in New Y
18:44 May 6, 2011 PST
Master Robert Lovi, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu From The Source, Gracie Style
Forget about Bruce Lee, or even Chuck Norris, there is a new martial arts expert in town, and he is quickly navigating the elite ranks of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, and his name is Robert Lovi of the Robert Lovi Academy in San Diego, CA.
11:25 May 1, 2011 PST
Ron Paul To Run In 2012
Ron Paul, a Texas Republican and anti-war libertarian, announced in the early voting state of Iowa that he was forming a presidential exploratory committee, the first formal move toward establishing a campaign.
17:37 Apr 28, 2011 PST
Trump #2 GOP Presidential Frontrunner Or Just Plain #2, in General
When you hear the name Donald Trump you think high priced real estate, gaudy super-sized hotels, the seedy glitz and glamour of Atlantic City, but President Trump? Eh, not so much!
20:13 Apr 27, 2011 PST
Cheap Oil Out for The Count, Maybe Not?
The price per gallon for gas here in the U.S. is expected to hit the roof this month, mostly because retailers have begun cashing in on one of Americas biggest holiday travel periods.
18:14 Apr 23, 2011 PST
Household Products The New Drug of Choice
Who would have thought you could get from high bath salts? Bathing products are just a few of many things that can be abused around your home, especially by children and teenagers.
09:13 Apr 23, 2011 PST
Eco-Terrorism, The Green Threat
Radical environmental and animal rights groups known as, Eco-terrorists have been responsible for hundreds of criminal acts like, arson, bombings, vandalism and harassment. These terrorist acts have caused more than $100 million in damage.
05:36 Apr 20, 2011 PST
High Oil Prices Expected to Crash U.S. Economy
As the mainstream media discusses the ever rising price of crude oil and the effects it will have on us at the pump, it makes you wonder was the last spike in oil prices responsible for the U.S. economic meltdown in 2008?
18:36 Apr 18, 2011 PST
Eco-Terrorism, a New Breed of Terrorism?
Terrorism has become a multi headed dragon like the mythical beast, Scylla from Homer's Odyssey, the six headed creature could seize men and eat them alive.
17:56 Apr 16, 2011 PST
Rumble On The Hill Over The Looming Debt Ceiling
The higher stakes mean nastier battles, particularly the battle over raising the debt ceiling. Yeah, that's a good idea; we are an estimated 14 trillion in debt and what does the government want to do you may ask?
06:00 Apr 13, 2011 PST
Politicians Bitter After U.S. Government Shutdown Was Averted
Now that all the dust that was kicked up from the clamor of politicians scurrying about on the hill has settled, it leaves most Americans with one question in mind, 'What the heck just happened?'
15:21 Apr 10, 2011 PST
Why Can We Raise Billions for War, But Not a Dime for Education?
The higher education system in the United States is spiraling out of control and will soon meltdown because it is in a deep crisis bought on by the world banking system crash that caused the last recession.
12:04 Apr 8, 2011 PST
Art and Music Programs are Under Attack At Most Schools
If the Congress, state and local municipalities get their way and cuts funding to art and music programs there will no fingerpainting, easels, or musical instruments in the 2010-11 school.
12:32 Apr 7, 2011 PST
  

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