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Russell W. Dickson


Russell W. Dickson, lives in upstate NY, and is a Freelance journalist. 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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

‘Gracie’ Responsible for Worldwide Explosion of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Never has there been a family more beloved in the world of martial arts than the Gracie's.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?
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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.
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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.
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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.

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?

‘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?
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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.

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

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.

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.