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machinations. Mandy, she/her. Nerding out over video games and genre fiction, mostly through art! Water Tribe~
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machinations. Mandy, she/her. Nerding out over video games and genre fiction, mostly through art! Water Tribe~
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Machinations and Overthoughts. Sin Uncle, so very good looking and so very clever. 32 year old white dude with the hair of a lion.
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Manga Machinations. Join dakazu, darfox8 and Seamus2389 as they discuss a variety of relatively unknown seinen manga!!! The Podcast is updated every Monday!!! Twitter - @mangamacpodcast. Email us-...
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bombshell games | THE DESIGNS, MACHINATIONS, & CREATIONS OF BRENT SPIVEY. THE DESIGNS, MACHINATIONS, & CREATIONS OF BRENT SPIVEY
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Exploring The Invisible | Works from a Liberal Scientist that reveal the hidden machinations of the natural world: the third way. Works from a Liberal Scientist that reveal the hidden machinations of the natural world: the third way
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Rokman61 | CGio's machinations. CGio's machinations
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Fine Dining and Breathing | "The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma.". "The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma."
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Informal Politics Is Real Politics – A Research Blog on the Machinations of Power in Asia and beyond. A Research Blog on the Machinations of Power in Asia and beyond
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The Inner Machinations of My Mind are an Enigma. The Inner Machinations of My Mind are an Enigma
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Exploring The Invisible | Works from a Liberal Scientist that reveal the hidden machinations of the natural world: the third way. Works from a Liberal Scientist that reveal the hidden machinations of the natural world: the third way
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bombshell games | THE DESIGNS, MACHINATIONS, & CREATIONS OF BRENT SPIVEY. THE DESIGNS, MACHINATIONS, & CREATIONS OF BRENT SPIVEY
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Paper Clip Automatoa | many mini mechanical macgyvers, machinations of a machined mind. many mini mechanical macgyvers, machinations of a machined mind
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Wyman's Sports | The Inner Machinations of the Mind of a Special Teamer on a Winless High School Football Team. The Inner Machinations of the Mind of a Special Teamer on a Winless High School Football Team
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Spatial Machinations – Sam Kinsley
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The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma.. Jenny | 24 | England | INFP | Hufflepuff | Feminist | The Last Jedi can kiss my ass | PORN-BOTS DON'T INTERACT
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Dan Glasl: The Machinations of a Fugitive Beatnik
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Spatial Machinations – Sam Kinsley
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The Various Machinations of Brian McGillivray - The Ravings of a Roleplayer. The personal blog of Brian McGillivray, sharing his creations, ideas, and strange thoughts.
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The Inner Machinations Of My Mind Are An Enigma. I want to be the very best. Like no one ever was!
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The Inner Machinations of My Mind. Ya girl's current interests I love the Stache Bros & OKC Thunder, Mena Massoud & Aladdin, Tom Hiddleston & Marvel, Adam Driver & Star Wars, and Martin Sensmeier & The Magnificent Seven
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Mottokrosh Machinations. Hypertellurians—a Sword and Planet RPG, adventures, apps, and RPG resources.
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Reality Resonates – Rob Ciampa’s Musings, Meanders, & Machinations
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Mottokrosh Machinations. Hypertellurians—a Sword and Planet RPG, adventures, apps, and RPG resources.
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Malfador Machinations - Diabolically Good Games
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Metalwork, Machines, Photography, Life and More - Machinations from the mind of Ben Friday
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the inner machinations of my mind are an E.Nygma. ☆marshall☆ ★he/him★ ☆17☆ currently obsessed with gotham and the batman universe a loop in chains, a way to connect; what am i? --- help me transition: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8cyx3T9LxG
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homoludo. homoludo, Pcpradio, Evil Machinations - likes; timetravel, mutants, getting sent tunes to play on it''s radio show, pastry.
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homoludo. homoludo, Pcpradio, Evil Machinations - likes; timetravel, mutants, getting sent tunes to play on it''s radio show, pastry.
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Brooke''s Books Blog. Machinations of a Cross Stitch Designer...
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mark-v1.1.4. A space for the machinations, musing and tinkering within the digital space by Luc.Z.
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OC Blog. Penetrating insights into the machinations behind the Orange Curtain. Or at least, we like to think they are.
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Proper Facebook Etiquette. A digital guide to life for the everyday machinations of what to do, when to do it and how to/not to appropriately stay in touch via Facebook.
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Kevin G Nunn. Mechanisms and Machinations
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Public Relation | PR | PR Relations. PR is the acronym for the profession of Public Relation strategies or actions. In many parts of the modern world PR or Public Relations is the basis of good business and clever political machinations.
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Timeline.com - Arrow & The Flash: The Age of Heroes Timeline. In the darkened streets of Starling City a vigilante archer and his team stalk the violent and corrupt. In Central City, a super-powered speedster battles the machinations of criminals who are more than human. The threads of heroes and villains intertwine. They span the globe, and even time. A new age has dawned: an age of heroes.The following is a detailed timeline (sourced from arrowverse.wikia.com) chronicling the origin and major events on the CW’s Arrow and The Flash, the upcoming series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and the webseries Vixen.SPOILER WARNING: Spoilers for previous seasons of Flash and Arrow follow.
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Evil Genius of Evil - Schemes. The villainous machinations of the Axion of Evil, his minions, and associated partners in crime
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Speak Well and Enter. Hey I'm Kellie, thanks for stumbling upon my blog! The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma...*spilt milk*
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Ellis Washington Report |. "The good ends proposed by the Illuminati…are the overthrow of religion, government, and human society, civil and domestic. "In societies of Illuminati…the being of God was denied and ridiculed…. The possession of property was pronounced robbery. ~ Reverend Timothy Dwight (4th Yale President, 1795-1817) Prologue— Yale President Timothy Dwight Battles the American Illuminati One of the great, unsung heroes of the post-American Revolutionary Period that fought to expose the infiltration and destruction of America by Illuminati agents was Rev. Timothy Dwight. According to WND.com writer and American historian, Bill Federer, Timothy Dwight was the grandson of legendary American Evangelist, Jonathan Edwards and was the 4th President of Yale College (1795-1817). According to Federer, "On July 4, 1798, Timothy Dwight gave an address in New Haven titled, The Duty of Americans at the Present Crisis, in which he explained how Voltaire's atheism inspired the French Revolution and it's Reign of Terror, 1793-1794, where 40,000 people were beheaded: "About the year 1728, Voltaire, so celebrated for his wit and brilliancy and not less distinguished for his hatred of Christianity and his abandonment of principle, formed a systematical design to destroy Christianity and to introduce in its stead a general diffusion of irreligion and atheism, Dwight declared. "For this purpose, he associated with himself Frederick II, King of Prussia, and Mess. D'Alembert and Diderot, the principal compilers of the Encyclopedie, all men of talents, atheists and in the like manner abandoned." In his speech President Dwight stated that the principle parts of this system were: 1. The compilation of the Encyclopedie: in which with great art and insidiousness the doctrines of ... Christian theology were rendered absurd and ridiculous; and the mind of the reader was insensibly steeled against conviction and duty. 2. The overthrow of the religious orders in Catholic countries, a step essentially necessary to the destruction of the religion professed in those countries. 3. The establishment of a sect of philosophists to serve, it is presumed as a conclave, a rallying point, for all their followers. 4. The appropriation to themselves, and their disciples, of the places and honors of members of the French Academy, the most respectable literary society in France, and always considered as containing none but men of prime learning and talents. In this way they designed to hold out themselves and their friends as the only persons of great literary and intellectual distinction in that country, and to dictate all literary opinions to the nation. 5. The fabrication of books of all kinds against Christianity, especially such as excite doubt and generate contempt and derision. Of these they issued by themselves and their friends who early became numerous, an immense number; so printed as to be purchased for little or nothing, and so written as to catch the feelings, and steal upon the approbation, of every class of men. 6. The formation of a secret Academy, of which Voltaire was the standing president, and in which books were formed, altered, forged, imputed as posthumous to deceased writers of reputation, and sent abroad with the weight of their names." These are the Machiavellian Illuminati tactics and strategies used throughout the Ages to seize power by subterfuge and force, to destroy Christian nations by perverting and delegitimizing religion, taking over key societal institutions like the publishing industry (e.g., Weishaupt creation of the German Union in Bavaria in the late 1700s, law which ultimately leads all to the systematic and comprehensive destruction of the Nation-States through genocide and democide. Remember, the Illuminati and their French agents were welcomed to America by many of our most illustrious "Founding Fathers" and political leaders including – George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Clymer, Thomas Paine, Albert Gallatin, Edmund Randolph, Benjamin Franklin Bache, Thomas Mifflin, Alexander Dallas, among many, many other iconic men we've venerated throughout history. Myths vs. Facts (Episode 13) – Thomas Jefferson: What you didn't know [Transcript] "Hello and welcome back to another week of Myths vs. Facts. This week I will be discussing Thomas Jefferson because he's such a prominent figure in American history and quoted quite widely today – and justifiably so. Jefferson was really three different men; in other words, he went through three different phases of his life and political leanings. They were 1) The man of the Revolution and Declaration of Independence; 2) As … our French ambassador and member of Washington's cabinet, and finally 3) The final stage was the third president of the United States and his retirement. Now what I'm going about to say will shock some people but stay with me, as it will iron itself out. Don't get into big tither; this is history that has been purged out of American history since the Civil War." "To say that Jefferson was a traitor would be an understatement. On more than one occasion Jefferson worked to destroy the Washington government from within the cabinet that he was part of and later as a private citizen attempting with members of the Conspiracy to separate Western territory away from the United States. Now this may sound outrageous to some but all of this is available online and amply detailed and documented in my book, To the Victor Go the Myths & the Monuments. Much of this history was eliminated from the history books like I said after the Civil War, including the Jacobin French influence and Jefferson's role in cooperating with the French. Jefferson wasn't revealed as a traitor until he wrote a letter to a man named Philip Mazzei. In France this letter was published in The Paris Monitor which exposed Jefferson as an enemy of Washington at a time when he was playing both sides from within the Washington cabinet. This is why there is no question that Jefferson worked to bring down the Washington government from within." "We talked about leakers today in the federal government. Jefferson was the first leaker in the federal government that so many are concerned about today. This leaked information was passed on to the opposition newspaper he secretly helped established called the National Gazette and other democratic organs to help create ill feelings against Washington, such as the New York Argus the Richmond Examiner and the Boston Independent Chronicle. The primary Jacobin agent coordinating all of this was a man who worked for Jefferson that, once exposed, Jefferson would not fire. In other words, there were Jacobin agents inside the Washington administration being protected by Jefferson. There are other things that are even worse that you will find in my book, but they take a great deal more to explain than the short time we have here." "I know this information is a problem for patriotic Americans. It was for me as I dug up more and more history that I had never heard of before – history that used to be published but gradually disappeared over the years as Jefferson was elevated and Washington diminished in histories written after the Civil War. In France, it was not unusual for Jefferson to entertain members of the Illuminati in his home, as a couple of examples of Mirabeau and Lafayette. Jefferson attended meetings of The Illuminated Lodge of the Nine Sisters. Weather he was a member or not isn't known. As I mentioned before the Gestapo confiscated the records of this Lodge during World War II. This is something that may never be known unless someone uncovers the records that were either presumably destroyed by the Nazis, or they still have them. If the Nazis had not seized the records of the French secret societies many questions could be answered. Having these records disappeared has concealed the origins of the radical movements that evolved into the Nazis as well as the Communist move in addition great pains seem to been made over the decades to hide the movement of the plot of the Illuminati into the United States more than any other country and who these people were." "We know that Jefferson read the key Illuminati Nicholas Bonneville's book, The Spirit of Religion that not only promoted a universal brotherhood of man but contained the idea of a civic religion based on the worship of Reason rather than a Supreme Being. The Spirit of Religion by Nicholas Bonneville first of all promoted a universal brotherhood of man and secondly promoted a civic religion based on Reason, not a superior being, God in other words. Jefferson's largest bloc against him politically was the American clergy and there were many early historians who wrote about the personal failings of Jefferson. As a result, or an example of the clergy being against Jefferson, Reverend Timothy Dwight, President of Yale College and a foe of the Illuminati, when speaking of the possible election of Jefferson stated this – "The Bible would be cast into a bonfire our holy worship changed into a dance of Jacobin Pharisee. Our wives and daughters dishonored. And our sons converted into disciples of Voltaire and the dragoons of Marriot." ~ Reverend Timothy Dwight, 4th President of Yale College "Now this came from the book, Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy. This extreme opinion was a result of the Jacobite agitation and immorality advocated and exhibited by their adherents in the minds of the religious leaders at the time. They feared for the future of the country with certain men and authority who cooperated with Jacobin events including Jefferson at the time. Now before we go any further, we need to reiterate that Jefferson finally reverted to his old self that he was, prior going to France once he was elected president." 4 American Jacobins and 'The Virginia Plan' "Jefferson wasn't the only traitor or leaker in the Washington cabinet. Edmund Randolph, a second cousin of Jefferson, was Attorney General and a friend of the Whisky Rebellion leaders and in league with Gallatin and Genet. Randolph personally met with an agent of the French Jacobins in his home and asked for money to win over four men who were teetering in their support for the Jacobin cause – they were Thomas Mifflin, governor of Pennsylvania, Alexander Dallas, Secretary of State for Pennsylvania and a leader of the Democratic Societies, Jefferson and Randolph himself." "Now Randolph became Secretary of State after Jefferson left the cabinet Randolph resigned once incriminating letters came into Washington's hands that showed Randolph was leaking private inner debates of the cabinet to a Jacobin agent just as Jefferson had been doing but had not been caught at the time. As reported in a London newspaper— "In one of the letters addressed to the French Committee of Public Safety, Fauchet gives them information that the Secret Service money which he carried with him to America had been well employed in cementing stronger the bonds of amity between France and America and acknowledged himself much indebted to Mr. Randolph the American Secretary of State and to a gentleman of high office in the State of Pennsylvania." [possibly Alexander Dallas] ~ The European Magazine and London Review (January 1796) "It was Randolph who at the opening of what became the Constitutional Convention offered The Virginia Plan to the assembled to write a new Constitution. Rather than follow their instruction to amend the Articles of Confederation, the delegates decided to write an entirely new Constitution. Now in other words the whole idea for having a runaway convention came out of the forces that were to ally themselves with the French Revolution. Some of the same people who proposed a new Constitution were those who helped in the fight later to oppose the Constitution. We will continue to look at the American Jacobin events next week." Myths vs. Facts (Episode 14) – Young America: The Illuminati Influence on Education [Transcript] "Hello and welcome back to another week of Myths vs. Facts. This week I will be discussing more about what was happening during the Washington administration that you probably have never heard of before. Most people have received an education that subtlety makes the point that the Democrats were the real Americans during in the early years of our country and that the Federalists were hangovers from British rule. Yet when researching history, we see there was a real problem within the Republican-Democrats being led by French agents through the Jacobin movement. The Illuminati in America had a primary opponent, he was Rev. Jedidiah Morse. He felt that the Democratic Clubs were fleshed out by immigrants who served the revolutionary government of France rather than being people who really wanted to be part of the American experience." La Liberté ou la Mort (1795) by Jean-Baptiste Regnault. Note the red Phrygian cap, a symbol of the French Revolution also associated with Freemasonry – Source. "We witness this very thing today with immigration just as the French government promoted the infiltration of Jacobin agents into America, the Mexican government has been doing the same thing for years only on a more mass scale. A perfect example happened recently with the new Marxist president of Mexico. He has stated that the Mexicans have a "right" to live in the United States without any concern for the border. Today we see these immigrants being used to drive up the number of demonstrators against government policy. It was the same in our early years. For example, in the late 1700s the street-level pressure grew so bad that the capital of Philadelphia (which was the U.S. Capitol at the time). There was a riot of 10,000 people looking for Washington to hang him. This was driven by outside agitators coming into the city trying to make it look like those living there were the only ones involved. Finally, the roads in and out of the city were blocked to prevent any more swelling of the numbers. This was at the time when the total population of the city of Philadelphia was under 30,000." "There's no way they had a third of the population in the street rioting for no other reason other than the elimination of Washington. What finally quelled this public disturbance was a yellow fever epidemic. According to a letter written by Jefferson to John Adams after they had reconciled years later, Adams felt that the only thing that saved the government was the yellow fever epidemic. People then stayed home; they shuttered their windows so that no one from out of town would want to go near the place for fear of catching the disease. Interestingly, one person who died of yellow fever was Franklin's grandson, Benjamin Franklin Bache who was the owner and editor of The Aurora Newspaper in Philadelphia. The Aurora was arguably the most vicious newspaper of the Washington administration." The Real Impetus and History behind the Alien and Seditions Acts "Between the propaganda and the street-level pressure it became the perfect scenario for the government to propose and pass the Alien and Sedition Acts. These Acts were designed to arrest aliens from France who were agents of the Jacobins and to silence "fake news" of which the Aurora was an integral part. In other words, the Alien and Sedition Acts were designed to reduce the agitation, espionage and subversion of the Illuminous organizations. Shortly after the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts in America, England also passed theirs called The Unlawful Societies Act of 1799. This Act was aimed at the secret societies spawned by the Illuminati. At the time several Illuminated lodges had been started by the Illuminati; by people living in England such as Thomas Paine... This, however, did not curtail revolutionary leaders from entering England years later." "The Alien and Sedition Acts did cause many French [Illuminati] agents to leave the country and to return to France rather than to be imprisoned. While some criticized the Alien and Sedition Acts as being unconstitutional, others were in agreement with them. "If Jefferson and Madison deemed the Alien and Seditions Acts plain and palpable infractions of the Constitution, Washington and Patrick Henry held them to be good and wholesome laws." ~ History of the United States: From the Earliest Period to the Administration of President Johnson, Vol. II, J.A. Spencer, (1866) "Now it is realized that the Alien and Sedition Acts were not a solution to stopping the Jacobin movement instead it just created a reaction among the people. Many people do not act but they sure do react. The Acts provided the Jacobins that the Federalists were not true lovers of liberty and free speech. It went a long way to the election of Jefferson as president. Fortunately, two facts did quiet down the Jacobin agitation: The fountainhead for the internationalization of Jacobinism, Robespierre was executed. "As this quelled the violence in France it did as well in America. Since the impetus for importing Jacobinism into America was Robespierre, this curtailed the main organizational thrust of the movement in the United States. 2. The election of Thomas Jefferson "The Radicals saw his election as the success for their movement, so they felt that as though their job was done. Once Jefferson took office, he almost immediately softens his political positions and practically became a Federalist in his outlook. Afterall, you cannot be a revolutionary against yourself if you are the leader. Even so, Jefferson's tenure as president left a lot to be desired. In January 1809 a Report of the Legislature of Massachusetts depicted Jefferson's administration as follows— "Our agriculture is discouraged; the fisheries abandoned; navigation forbidden; our commerce at home restrained, if-not annihilated; our commerce abroad cut off; our navy sold, dismantled, or degraded to the service of cutters or gunboats; the revenue extinguished; the cause of justice interrupted; the military power exalted above the civil and by setting up a standard of political faith unknown to the Constitution the nation is weakened by internal animosities and divisions, at the moment it is unnecessarily and improvidently exposed to war with Great Britain, France, and Spain." ~ History of the United States, J.A. Spencer (1866). "It is obvious that the United States was unprepared for war with anyone due to the administration of Jefferson. The case can be made that the lack of keeping the mandate of the Constitution for the standing navy under Jefferson finally led to the War of 1812. It is true that Jefferson made decisions that were glorified in the Marine Corp Hymn – "From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli. The raid on Tripoli being the primary one being also true, but Jefferson's administration did much to weaken the country." "In addition, many don't realize that there was a widespread incidence of arrests without warrant by the Jefferson administration on his order… Civil Libertarians would be shocked to learn of some of the violations of the Constitution by Jefferson. Let's end on the note that even though Jefferson went through many phases of his life, he changed even more so in his retirement back to the great man that served an important role in the American Revolution. We will explore even more machinations that affected the country as we look at one of the most important organizations in the history of the United States in future segments, Young American. But first we'll look at the foundations of American education laid down by Illuminous forces next week." Epilogue—QAnon Exposes the American Illuminati: 2020 While I no longer believe in coincidence as my intellectual mentor Milt Harris frequently says, when though the years we think about the same subject at the same time – "There's something in the air that carries concurrent thoughts one to another." I broach this subject because one of my more cognitive Facebook friends is Stephen Zabielski and this serendipity is what occurred recently when Zabielski posted the following message and tagged me on it regarding the 204th Anniversary of the first Holocaust in the twentieth century Kamal Ataturk's democide against the Christian Armenians, Greeks and Yugoslavians living in Turkey (1915-18) – "According to QAnon these are really deep state Illuminati directed mass killings as human sacrifices to Moloch. Purportedly Moloch sets the number of human sacrifices he wants, the deep state using part ruthless Blackhat killers and part MK-Ultra mentally compromised, free will undermined assassins they have embedded around the world fulfills the devil's orders. QAnon goes on to say that Islam was infiltrated in the 1800s by Freemasons after Freemasonry was infiltrated and taken over by the Illuminati beginning immediately after the devil worshiping cult formed in 1776. Freemasonry had lodges all across that part of the world for centuries so by infiltrating it the Illuminati and their diabolical false god Moloch were able to make quick inroads throughout the Islamic world. So, the enemy is not Islam but the Illuminati." Stephen continued, "Fortunately, Trump, the US Military, our massive Intelligence Network, and America's invincible Patriot citizenry are already well on their way to bringing these Skull & Bones warmongers down, first to their knees where they are now, then down to six feet under where they will be going soon. There is a new world coming so thank God and Praise Jesus! He is the true MASTERMIND behind these rapid changes." QAnon for the uninitiated is a set of cryptic Internet postings (beg. Oct. 2016) by military intelligence figures loyal to President Trump which are posted on 4Chan and 8Chan websites to protect their anonymity. The postings (which to date number 3,349), are designed to expose the plots and surreptitious plans of Deep State and Shadow Government traitors (many are part of "Stay Behind Networks" of the Obama administration) who would seek to remove Trump from office by illegal and violent means. QAnon address every conceivable aspect of politics, foreign policy, law, economics, election tampering, and Deep State treachery which includes secret societies that have historically wanted to overthrow the U.S. like – Freemasons, Rothschilds, Illuminati, Bilderbergs, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, Skull and Bones, etc… I thought that Zabielski's historical summary about how the Illuminati through infiltration of groups like the Freemasons and Islam was able to severely weaken America's Judeo-Christian traditions and institutions since our founding – July 4, 1776 – just 2 months after the founding of the Illuminati on May 1, 1776. My only quibble with his analysis is to disagree that "the enemy is not Islam, but the Illuminati." On the contrary, both Islam and the Illuminati are sworn enemies of Christianity, Jesus Christ, and the Bible by which history has demonstrated time and time again that where Islam and the Illuminati exist, so will the persecution of Christianity and the Church will be rampant, religious freedom will be infringed upon and eventually perverted to such a degree that true Christianity will become Heresy, Apostacy and Society plunged into Anarchy and Democide. Why? Because "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil," according to Sir Edmund Burke, "is that good men should do nothing." Suggested Readings: Bill Federer, Yale President Battles French Illuminati, WND.com (01/10/2015).Thomas M. Anderson, The Political Conspiracies Preceding the Rebellion (1882).Art Thompson, To the Victor Go the Myths & the Monuments (John Birch Society, 2016). See sections on anti-Illuminati hero, Rev. Timothy Dwight at pp. xxxvii, 29, 29, 51.John Robinson, Proofs of A Conspiracy ([1797], John Birch Society, 1967 ed.). Augustin Barruel, Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, ([1797], 2002 ed.).Ellis Washington, The Nuremberg Trials: Last Tragedy of the Holocaust (Hamilton Books, 2008).———————, Myths vs. Facts (Part 3) – Influence in the French Revolution, EllisWashingtonReport.com (March 25, 2019).Dinesh D'Souza, The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left
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Tess Mosko Scherer – artist & transformational life coach. Tess Mosko Scherer combines her interest and study of the human psyche, specifically the light and shadow theories of Carl Jung, with her interest in book structures.  Mosko Scherer excavates human emotions and archetypal energies that prevail in our human nature. She explores the imbalances between the complex machinations of our inner world and the…
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"I always was considered heartless.". "One can only match, move by move, the machinations of Fate, and thus defy the tyrannous stars." / INTP / mobile header by Jovha / render by doomed-4
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Vixenart. The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma. (PLEASE DON'T STEAL OR TRACE MY ART! ALL ART OF MINE IS SIGNED WITH AN IV⭐. IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE MY ART FOR ANYTHING, PLEASE DM ME OR SEND ME AN ASK!)...
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OC Blog. Penetrating insights into the machinations behind the Orange Curtain. Or at least, we like to think they are.
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Andrew Wallas | Business Alchemy. Andrew Wallas has developed a new form of business alchemy. Instead of focusing on the outer machinations, he explores the hidden internal dynamics.
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Zosha Millman.   Zosha Millman is a writer based out of Seattle. She currently writes news, reviews, and other truths across the web. She's interested in a wide variety of things, from the latest machinations of Seattle politics to what it means when Mia switches from heels to tap shoes in La La Land. Welcome to her site;…
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Author James Musgrave | Historical Mysteries. James Musgrave 619-750-7360 Buy All Three Mysteries in the New Trilogy U.S.A. U.K. D.E. FR ES IT JP Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries Reflect an Era of Immigrant Hatred, Distrust of Women, and Income Disparity "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," George Santayana Proceeds from the sale of this series will go to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research. Victims of the Chinese Exclusion Act, 1882 (interview) Watch the PBS Documentary on the Chinese Exclusion Act Read this article in the Atlantic on how we are mirroring the Gilded Age. Clara Shortridge Foltz faces a patriarchal nemesis in 1884 San Francisco. When a white prostitute is murdered and flayed down to a skeleton, Clara is hired by the Six Companies of Chinatown to defend the sixteen males who are swept-up by the Chinatown Squad. This ragtag and corrupt group of sheriffs work for the mayor, Washington Bartlett. The mayor uses the nation's anti-Chinese sentiment in his quest to win the race for Governor of California. Foltz, the first woman admitted to the California Bar, must learn fast to become a detective in order to prove that her client, journalist George Kwong, is not the killer, but was set-up by the mayor to take the fall. Along with Ah Toy, her trusted translator and best friend, she is instructed by the head of detectives, Captain Isaiah Lees. Lees becomes enamored with Clara, who is having personal problems with sexual commitment, due to her first marriage with Jeremiah Foltz. He was a Union vet who deserted Clara and their five children for a younger woman. Captain Lees has personal problems of his own, as he has devoted all his time fighting the corrupt politicians and the Chinatown Squad for twenty years, and has not even made time for female relations. Theirs is a very special kind of romance. Clara brings a national spotlight to bear on her case, as thousands of women flock to the City by the Bay to support her effort to win against these patriarchal forces. The Chinese are also oppressed, and Clara and Ah Toy become embroiled in a deadly came of cat-and-mouse to trap the real killer and save George Kwong. As a special bonus, you can read the first two chapters in the second mystery of the series, The Spiritualist Murders, in which Clara and Ah Toy must find out why wives are under the spell of a magnetic and hypnotically attractive young spiritualist. These women are being awakened sexually by him and are then murdering their husbands to escape their lives of Victorian and male-dominated oppression. The Spiritualist Murders is now up for sale in paperback and eBook. All versions have the Study Guide Questions. The reviews for The Spiritualist Murders are great! Here's the review from Kirkus Reviews. Also, here's the 9 of 10 rating given at the contest for the Best Mystery and Thriller novel at BookLife. Chosen as a Semi-Finalist in the BookLife Prize for Best Mystery. Reviewed By Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite This story captures a unique time in American history. Women's voices were rarely heard, except in the suffragette movement and in the spiritualist community. Clara Foltz and Laura de Force Gordon, the only two female attorneys in San Francisco in 1886, join forces to solve the question of why women are killing their husbands. Time is of the essence as these vicious murders continue. Adeline Quantrill, an eighteen-year-old woman with clairvoyant abilities; Clara's friend, Ah Toy; Clara's lover, Isaiah Lees, Captain of Detectives; and her children, Samuel and Trella, become part of the dangerous venture. In The Spiritualist Murders: A Portia of the Pacific Historical Mystery, Volume 2, written by James Musgrave, an intriguing and complex dramatic mystery unfolds. The Winchester House in San Jose, with the character of Mrs. Winchester added to the cast, plays a dominant role in the plot. The author portrays the time period with great detail and clarity. For example, the fact that Mary Todd Lincoln consulted with mediums after the deaths of her husband and son is mentioned. From clothing fashions to traveling by railroad, the historical descriptions are interesting and instructive. The author's creativity in combining so many different facets of the culture is fascinating for the reader. The character development of each person is strong and subtle. The flow of the story is fast paced, yet the writing style reflects the language of the time. Author James Musgrave has penned a delicious masterpiece in The Spiritualist Murders: A Portia of the Pacific Historical Mystery, Volume 2. CHINAWOMAN'S CHANCE, and all of the mysteries in this series, will be under 55,000 words long. This is done so that the works can be affordable and readable for our patrons. This mystery may be shorter, but it still packs a punch, and Clara Foltz must perform some daring deeds to find the killer before her client hangs from a rope on Russian Hill. Can you solve this mystery before she does? Experience the reality of 1884 San Francisco, when women were working for their civil rights, and some, like Foltz, were trying to protect the rights of underclass citizens. Clara will be arguing to you, in this fast-paced, courtroom drama and investigative, suspenseful mystery. It's her first case, and she has a lot of help. Captain of Detectives, Isaiah Lees, and his partner Dutch Vanderheiden show Clara the techniques of sleuthing at the street level in Chinatown. And, her personal translator and best friend, Ah Toy, a successful Madame who worked her way out of Chinatown and into the mainstream, will help her to find out who the killer is. Join the eMail List here. James Musgrave's new book will be self-published. This novel is a little over 50K Why I Write Historical Mysteries "I write historical mysteries because, in some ways, the stark differences were clearer, so when my characters act against the evil policies, they stand out better than they do in today's mixed-up, unfocused, and "fake news" press. Even though newspapers and magazines were the only media back then, they were still read and digested, and the people and their vocabularies, for the most part, were far superior to what we have today. People thought long and hard about issues, crawled deep inside them, and saw the real causes and effects of laws and legislation." James Musgrave, March, 2018. Received a nice evaluation from Publisher's Weekly for CHINAWOMAN'S CHANCE. Critic's Report Title: Chinawoman's Chance Author: James Musgrave Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Thriller Audience: Adult Word Count: 52,000 Assessment: Plot: Musgrave offers a complex historical crime novel; as a detective story, the narrative is gritty and realistic, while political, social, and racial tensions lift the story beyond the conventions of the genre. Prose: The author strikes a graceful narrative balance between historical description and a voice-driven, swiftly moving story. Dialogue is polished and character interiority is sound; details relating to the story's central murder are appropriately graphic. Originality: Musgrave's mystery is unique in terms of its setting and integration of historical content. The grisly murder at the heart of the story is one aspect of a broader narrative focused on culture of the west in the nineteenth century, gender expectations, and xenophobia directed at Chinese American individuals. Character Development: Through well-conceived and multilayered characters, Musgrave captures a complex era in American history. Protagonist Clara is sympathetic and unique, particularly as she challenges gender conventions of her era, while side characters—whether law enforcement and allies, murder suspects, or victims—provide verisimilitude and emotional depth. Clarion Review, Foreword Press Chinawoman's Chance is an engaging mystery with a historically informative feminist bent.A gruesome murder makes way for an unexpected romance in James Musgrave's Chinawoman's Chance. The first book in the Portia of the Pacific series, Chinawoman's Chance starts the series well, utilizing historical figures as principal characters while shining a light on a sordid aspect of US history. The story is set in San Francisco two years after the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, and is fronted by Isaiah Lees, the first hired policeman of the San Francisco Police Department, and Clara Shortridge Foltz, the first woman on the West Coast to serve as a public defender. Detective Isaiah Lees and his assistant Dutch are investigating the grisly death of a prostitute when their case swiftly morphs into one with more complexity. George Kwong, the son of one of the leaders of the Chinese Six Companies, is arrested, reputed to be the murderer. Because of Clara's courageous cases in defense of voiceless women and immigrants, the Chinese leaders bribe her to represent George. Clara, who is in need of an interpreter, employs her close friend Ah Toy, the wealthy madam of Chinatown. Isaiah meets with Clara and the foursome quickly form a tight unit to target the real killer. In the meantime, a romance unfurls between Isaiah and Clara. Although there isn't much detail about Clara's crumbling real-life marriage, there is enough factual information to make Isaiah and Clara's romance both feasible and believable; their love provides a light release within a tense murder mystery. The book ably aligns its historical characters to their fictionalized personalities. Both Isaiah's and Clara's phlegmatic demeanors fit well with the social graces of the period, as do their approaches to romance. Besides Clara and Isaiah, the story incorporates other historical figures, including Ah Toy, a Cantonese-born prostitute turned affluent madam. Other historical elements befitting the era include the "benevolent association" called the Tongs and landmarks such as Waverly Place and the Tin How Temple. Writing segues smoothly from one scene to the next; chapters close on cliffhangers. Various themes center on racism. Derogatory terms are included, as well as evidence of inequality, prostitution, and corruption, especially through the oppressive web between Manchu leaders and American moguls. The most prominent theme, prevalent in Clara's viewpoints, is women's independence, including entrepreneurial opportunities and the right to vote. Narrative tension builds around Clara's feisty determination to nail the culprit even if it means putting her life on the line. While Chinawoman's Chance portrays Buddhist spirituality with an unflattering mix of spiritualism and superstition, the skewed imagery blends nicely with the development of the narrative. The story closes on a satisfactory note, setting the groundwork for the next book in the already alluring series. Chinawoman's Chance is an engaging mystery with a historically informative feminist bent. Reviewed by Anita LockApril 11, 2018 Reviewed By Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite Chinawoman's Chance (Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries) by Jim Musgrave takes us back to the bustling and somewhat lawless society of San Francisco in 1884. The California Gold Rush and the railways have made San Francisco a place of wealth and power, but for certain sections of society, nothing has really changed. For women and for the Chinese immigrants brought to America by the railway bosses to help build the railways, life is hard. Neither group has any real rights in this America of the 1880s. Championing the cause for women and the oppressed is the larger than life self-trained barrister, Clara Shortridge Foltz Esq. When a young ex-prostitute is murdered, flayed and eviscerated in the Chinatown district of the city, suspicion immediately falls on the Chinese Tongs that make up the ghetto that is Chinatown. Captain Isaiah Lees and his sergeant must determine who is responsible and cut off any possibility of retaliatory action against the Chinese immigrants. Competing against the rival and corrupt Sheriff's Department plus the city's mayor, Lees has his job cut out for him. As a big fan of historical novels in general and historical mystery stories in particular, I found Jim Musgrave's Chinawoman's Chance (Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries) to be absolutely superb. As the first in a series of books based around the wonderful character of Clara Shortridge Foltz Esq., the author has created a marketable and believable set of characters on which to build his series. Clara is clearly the star of the story, with her forthrightness and her willingness to take on the patriarchal society at their own game. In the age of the suffragettes, Musgrave's character is the perfect portrayal of the women who led the campaign for women's rights all around the world. Her freedom and her owning of her own sexuality was rare among woman of the time. It was fascinating to look at the reactions of the politicians to the perceived growing threat of the "yellow menace", as they termed it, with their heathen religions and beliefs, comparing that to today's response with respect to Hispanic and Muslim immigration. The "Exclusion Act" and the "Muslim Ban" – not all that different, perhaps? This book appealed to me on many levels, but most importantly of all, it was a darn good read and an excellent mystery. Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Chinawoman's Chance: Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries, Volume 1 is an historical sleuth mystery written by Jim Musgrave. It was 1884, and San Francisco, even more than the rest of the country, was embroiled in a harsh and racist reaction to the recent flow of Chinese immigrants to the United States. The Chinese themselves were caught between the machinations of the ruling Manchu in their home country and Leland Stanford and the other railroad barons, who jointly conspired to keep the immigrants impoverished and bound to unfair contracts. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 made the unfair treatment of those new immigrants into law. The Captain of Detectives for the First District of the San Francisco Police Department, Isaiah Lees, had a new case to solve. The body of a young white woman had been found in a small bungalow in Chinatown. The killer had flayed every bit of flesh and organs from her body. Mary McCarthy was an orphan, who had been a streetwalker until she had become a student at the Methodist Mission for Wayward Women. She had recently left the mission, however, and had been seen with George Kwong, son of one of the wealthy Chinese men who were leaders of the Six Companies. George and his father, Andrew Kwong, ran The Oriental, a newspaper with backing from the Methodist Church in San Francisco. A witness reported that George Kwong claimed to have taken a picture of Mary's body. Now he was the city's prime suspect for the murder, but George had been in love with Mary and would never have dreamed of hurting her. Jim Musgrave's historical murder mystery is a fascinating look at San Francisco in the late nineteenth century. His sleuthing partners, Clara Foltz and Captain Isaiah Lees, are real historical persons, and following the two as they work together in a sometimes uneasy alliance is grand entertainment. A sensitive reader won't be able to help considering the racism that is at the heart of this story and comparing it with the current attitude toward immigrants and women in the country today. I found myself saddened to think that in many ways we've not gone very much farther in our treatment of others, in the disregard of equal rights and fear of diversity. Musgrave's story is marvelous! He gives the reader a wide range of possible suspects to consider and makes San Francisco of 1884 come to life. I especially loved how he brought together the strong and capable characters of Captain Lees, Clara Foltz, Detective Sergeant Eduard Vanderheiden and Ah Toy. They are a grand team. I was quite pleased to find that Musgrave has written a second book in the series, The Spiritualist Murders, and am looking forward to reading it. Chinawoman's Chance: Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries, Volume 1 is most highly recommended. Narrator Anne James Agrees to do Portia of the Pacific Audiobooks The voice of Clara Shortridge Foltz, Ah Toy, and all the other lovable characters in the Portia of the Pacific series of mysteries will be Ms. Anne James. Anne has narrated many novels, and her pleasing voice captures all the special nuances and inflections needed in a dramatic reading. EMRE Publishing is enthusiastic about having her as the unique narrator for this great new series. Listen to a sample from the audiobook's first chapter. (.mp3, .ogg, .wav) Buy Chinawoman's Chance in audio format today at Audible.com. Get CHINAWOMAN'S CHANCE audiobook free with this 30-Day Trial Anne James Answers Three Questions 1. As a woman of Chinese ancestry who lived in San Francisco and Northern California, did you enjoy narrating a history about the early Chinatown of San Francisco? Why? 2. Do you think it's important for historical fiction to feature issues that may be controversial, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act? Why is this important? 3. Why do you think the character of Clara Shortridge Foltz will be an excellent vehicle for this series? Here's Anne's Response: Third Mystery Announced in the Portia of the Pacific Series The Stockton Insane Asylum Murder A Portia of the Pacific Historical Mystery Volume 3 "Madness can be seen as an intuitive probing into true reality."--R. D. Laing Women were, among others, misdiagnosed as insane by alienists in the 1800s. My plot will involve a female child who has been institutionalized in 1887, but the aunt of this child comes to Clara Foltz to say she believes the child was admitted to the Stockton State Insane Asylum (the first such institution in California) because she knew about a murder that was committed on her wealthy parent's estate. Clara solicits the help of Elizabeth Packard, the crusading (real) activist who was committed in the 1860s by her husband. It took Mrs. Packard three years to earn her freedom. Together with Ah Toy, they contrive a way to go undercover to gain admittance into the Women's Building at Stockton to find the child and determine what happened to have her institutionalized. Children were regularly institutionalized, as were the elderly and the feeble-minded. New! Read the first four chapters of this mystery here. Watch THE EUGENICS EXPERIMENT beginning Oct. 16, 2018 on PBS. Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite The Stockton Insane Asylum Murder: Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries, Book 3 is a sleuth mystery novel written by James Musgrave. Polly Bedford was only twelve years old and had somehow gotten herself institutionalized in the Women's Ward of the State Insane Asylum in Stockton, California. She was actually a child of privilege, a member of one of the prestigious Nob Hill families of San Francisco. Her parents believed she was a witness to a murder in their home. To protect her from the legal system, they had had her committed, presumably to keep her safely out of the hands of the law. Bertha May Foltz was a seventeen-year-old who had herself committed in Stockton voluntarily to help her mother, Clara Foltz, Esq, find out the truth behind the death of Winifred Cotton and Polly's role in it, if any. Clara was all too aware that mental institutions were being used by the state and unscrupulous relatives to defraud inmates of their wealth and women of their voice and liberty. Wives and mothers were being routinely committed by their husbands or families. Clara and her group of suffragists were determined to get to the heart of this corrupt and cruel practice while also getting to the answer behind the death of Winifred Cotton. The Stockton Insane Asylum Murder is the third book featuring the trail-blazing feminist attorney and detective, Clara Foltz; however, the author gives enough background information for this book to be read as a stand-alone novel. That said, I've read and enjoyed each of these books and would advise not missing a single one. The heroine of Musgrave's books is based upon the historical person of the same name who was the first woman attorney on the West Coast and first woman admitted to the California Bar. Musgrave's plot is thrilling and suspenseful; the Stockton Insane Asylum is a suitably dark and terrifying setting for this tale. His characters are well defined and credible, and the author's gift for historical writing gives the tale vibrancy and authenticity. The Stockton Insane Asylum Murder: Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries, Book 3 is most highly recommended. Kirkus Review is Out for The Stockton Insane Asylum Murder In this third installment of a mystery series, a 19th-century San Francisco attorney and detective leads an investigation into abusive practices at an insane asylum. In San Francisco in 1887, an unusual crew occupies 1 Nob Hill, the mansion built by railroad magnate Mark Hopkins. His widow, Mary, lives there but has dementia and serves as "benefactress" to the other occupants: Clara Foltz, California's first female lawyer, a single mother, and the true head of the household; her brood of children; and her best friend, Ah Toy, a former Chinatown madam. With some help—including psychic assistance—the group has solved some difficult cases. Now Clara's daughter Bertha May, 17, is pretending to be mentally unstable at the Stockton State Insane Asylum, where her friend Polly Bedford, 12, has been committed by her parents after witnessing the murder of Winnifred Cotton, 10, a Nob Hill neighbor. Bertha's mission is to discover what Polly really saw, and the whole team wants to expose illegal commitments targeting wives, children, and immigrants. To that end, they form a citizens' committee as the public face of the investigation while continuing undercover work. What they discover goes beyond the iniquities of false commitments into some bizarre territory—including spiritualism, telepathy, conjoined twins, and elaborate experiments carried out by eugenicists Francis Galton and Dr. Emil Kraepelin. Can justice be served? Musgrave (The Spiritualist Murders, 2018, etc.) has some potent ingredients in this fantastical stew, spiced with many real-life figures, like Foltz, Toy, Galton, Kraepelin, and Elizabeth Packard, who helped reform commitment laws in the 1860s after being confined to an asylum when she questioned her husband's opinions. The setting is atmospheric and the subject, captivating. Fourth Mystery in the Portia of the Pacific Series (work in progress) Clara Shortridge-Foltz, Esq., 1887 Clara Shortridge-Foltz is zero for three in the cases she's argued against the patriarchal establishment. That's why President Cleveland and Attorney General Garland want her to defend the "assassin suffragette." They expect her to lose again! Not so fast. This may be the biggest and most noteworthy case that our hero could ever win. So, she'll certainly be ready. The fourth mystery in the Portia of the Pacific series: THE SUPREME COURT MURDER. Now in production.
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Author James Musgrave | Historical Mysteries. James Musgrave 619-750-7360 Buy All Three Mysteries in the New Trilogy U.S.A. U.K. D.E. FR ES IT JP Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries Reflect an Era of Immigrant Hatred, Distrust of Women, and Income Disparity "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," George Santayana Proceeds from the sale of this series will go to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research. Victims of the Chinese Exclusion Act, 1882 (interview) Watch the PBS Documentary on the Chinese Exclusion Act Read this article in the Atlantic on how we are mirroring the Gilded Age. Clara Shortridge Foltz faces a patriarchal nemesis in 1884 San Francisco. When a white prostitute is murdered and flayed down to a skeleton, Clara is hired by the Six Companies of Chinatown to defend the sixteen males who are swept-up by the Chinatown Squad. This ragtag and corrupt group of sheriffs work for the mayor, Washington Bartlett. The mayor uses the nation's anti-Chinese sentiment in his quest to win the race for Governor of California. Foltz, the first woman admitted to the California Bar, must learn fast to become a detective in order to prove that her client, journalist George Kwong, is not the killer, but was set-up by the mayor to take the fall. Along with Ah Toy, her trusted translator and best friend, she is instructed by the head of detectives, Captain Isaiah Lees. Lees becomes enamored with Clara, who is having personal problems with sexual commitment, due to her first marriage with Jeremiah Foltz. He was a Union vet who deserted Clara and their five children for a younger woman. Captain Lees has personal problems of his own, as he has devoted all his time fighting the corrupt politicians and the Chinatown Squad for twenty years, and has not even made time for female relations. Theirs is a very special kind of romance. Clara brings a national spotlight to bear on her case, as thousands of women flock to the City by the Bay to support her effort to win against these patriarchal forces. The Chinese are also oppressed, and Clara and Ah Toy become embroiled in a deadly came of cat-and-mouse to trap the real killer and save George Kwong. As a special bonus, you can read the first two chapters in the second mystery of the series, The Spiritualist Murders, in which Clara and Ah Toy must find out why wives are under the spell of a magnetic and hypnotically attractive young spiritualist. These women are being awakened sexually by him and are then murdering their husbands to escape their lives of Victorian and male-dominated oppression. The Spiritualist Murders is now up for sale in paperback and eBook. All versions have the Study Guide Questions. The reviews for The Spiritualist Murders are great! Here's the review from Kirkus Reviews. Also, here's the 9 of 10 rating given at the contest for the Best Mystery and Thriller novel at BookLife. Chosen as a Semi-Finalist in the BookLife Prize for Best Mystery. Reviewed By Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite This story captures a unique time in American history. Women's voices were rarely heard, except in the suffragette movement and in the spiritualist community. Clara Foltz and Laura de Force Gordon, the only two female attorneys in San Francisco in 1886, join forces to solve the question of why women are killing their husbands. Time is of the essence as these vicious murders continue. Adeline Quantrill, an eighteen-year-old woman with clairvoyant abilities; Clara's friend, Ah Toy; Clara's lover, Isaiah Lees, Captain of Detectives; and her children, Samuel and Trella, become part of the dangerous venture. In The Spiritualist Murders: A Portia of the Pacific Historical Mystery, Volume 2, written by James Musgrave, an intriguing and complex dramatic mystery unfolds. The Winchester House in San Jose, with the character of Mrs. Winchester added to the cast, plays a dominant role in the plot. The author portrays the time period with great detail and clarity. For example, the fact that Mary Todd Lincoln consulted with mediums after the deaths of her husband and son is mentioned. From clothing fashions to traveling by railroad, the historical descriptions are interesting and instructive. The author's creativity in combining so many different facets of the culture is fascinating for the reader. The character development of each person is strong and subtle. The flow of the story is fast paced, yet the writing style reflects the language of the time. Author James Musgrave has penned a delicious masterpiece in The Spiritualist Murders: A Portia of the Pacific Historical Mystery, Volume 2. CHINAWOMAN'S CHANCE, and all of the mysteries in this series, will be under 55,000 words long. This is done so that the works can be affordable and readable for our patrons. This mystery may be shorter, but it still packs a punch, and Clara Foltz must perform some daring deeds to find the killer before her client hangs from a rope on Russian Hill. Can you solve this mystery before she does? Experience the reality of 1884 San Francisco, when women were working for their civil rights, and some, like Foltz, were trying to protect the rights of underclass citizens. Clara will be arguing to you, in this fast-paced, courtroom drama and investigative, suspenseful mystery. It's her first case, and she has a lot of help. Captain of Detectives, Isaiah Lees, and his partner Dutch Vanderheiden show Clara the techniques of sleuthing at the street level in Chinatown. And, her personal translator and best friend, Ah Toy, a successful Madame who worked her way out of Chinatown and into the mainstream, will help her to find out who the killer is. Join the eMail List here. James Musgrave's new book will be self-published. This novel is a little over 50K Why I Write Historical Mysteries "I write historical mysteries because, in some ways, the stark differences were clearer, so when my characters act against the evil policies, they stand out better than they do in today's mixed-up, unfocused, and "fake news" press. Even though newspapers and magazines were the only media back then, they were still read and digested, and the people and their vocabularies, for the most part, were far superior to what we have today. People thought long and hard about issues, crawled deep inside them, and saw the real causes and effects of laws and legislation." James Musgrave, March, 2018. Received a nice evaluation from Publisher's Weekly for CHINAWOMAN'S CHANCE. Critic's Report Title: Chinawoman's Chance Author: James Musgrave Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Thriller Audience: Adult Word Count: 52,000 Assessment: Plot: Musgrave offers a complex historical crime novel; as a detective story, the narrative is gritty and realistic, while political, social, and racial tensions lift the story beyond the conventions of the genre. Prose: The author strikes a graceful narrative balance between historical description and a voice-driven, swiftly moving story. Dialogue is polished and character interiority is sound; details relating to the story's central murder are appropriately graphic. Originality: Musgrave's mystery is unique in terms of its setting and integration of historical content. The grisly murder at the heart of the story is one aspect of a broader narrative focused on culture of the west in the nineteenth century, gender expectations, and xenophobia directed at Chinese American individuals. Character Development: Through well-conceived and multilayered characters, Musgrave captures a complex era in American history. Protagonist Clara is sympathetic and unique, particularly as she challenges gender conventions of her era, while side characters—whether law enforcement and allies, murder suspects, or victims—provide verisimilitude and emotional depth. Clarion Review, Foreword Press Chinawoman's Chance is an engaging mystery with a historically informative feminist bent.A gruesome murder makes way for an unexpected romance in James Musgrave's Chinawoman's Chance. The first book in the Portia of the Pacific series, Chinawoman's Chance starts the series well, utilizing historical figures as principal characters while shining a light on a sordid aspect of US history. The story is set in San Francisco two years after the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, and is fronted by Isaiah Lees, the first hired policeman of the San Francisco Police Department, and Clara Shortridge Foltz, the first woman on the West Coast to serve as a public defender. Detective Isaiah Lees and his assistant Dutch are investigating the grisly death of a prostitute when their case swiftly morphs into one with more complexity. George Kwong, the son of one of the leaders of the Chinese Six Companies, is arrested, reputed to be the murderer. Because of Clara's courageous cases in defense of voiceless women and immigrants, the Chinese leaders bribe her to represent George. Clara, who is in need of an interpreter, employs her close friend Ah Toy, the wealthy madam of Chinatown. Isaiah meets with Clara and the foursome quickly form a tight unit to target the real killer. In the meantime, a romance unfurls between Isaiah and Clara. Although there isn't much detail about Clara's crumbling real-life marriage, there is enough factual information to make Isaiah and Clara's romance both feasible and believable; their love provides a light release within a tense murder mystery. The book ably aligns its historical characters to their fictionalized personalities. Both Isaiah's and Clara's phlegmatic demeanors fit well with the social graces of the period, as do their approaches to romance. Besides Clara and Isaiah, the story incorporates other historical figures, including Ah Toy, a Cantonese-born prostitute turned affluent madam. Other historical elements befitting the era include the "benevolent association" called the Tongs and landmarks such as Waverly Place and the Tin How Temple. Writing segues smoothly from one scene to the next; chapters close on cliffhangers. Various themes center on racism. Derogatory terms are included, as well as evidence of inequality, prostitution, and corruption, especially through the oppressive web between Manchu leaders and American moguls. The most prominent theme, prevalent in Clara's viewpoints, is women's independence, including entrepreneurial opportunities and the right to vote. Narrative tension builds around Clara's feisty determination to nail the culprit even if it means putting her life on the line. While Chinawoman's Chance portrays Buddhist spirituality with an unflattering mix of spiritualism and superstition, the skewed imagery blends nicely with the development of the narrative. The story closes on a satisfactory note, setting the groundwork for the next book in the already alluring series. Chinawoman's Chance is an engaging mystery with a historically informative feminist bent. Reviewed by Anita LockApril 11, 2018 Reviewed By Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite Chinawoman's Chance (Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries) by Jim Musgrave takes us back to the bustling and somewhat lawless society of San Francisco in 1884. The California Gold Rush and the railways have made San Francisco a place of wealth and power, but for certain sections of society, nothing has really changed. For women and for the Chinese immigrants brought to America by the railway bosses to help build the railways, life is hard. Neither group has any real rights in this America of the 1880s. Championing the cause for women and the oppressed is the larger than life self-trained barrister, Clara Shortridge Foltz Esq. When a young ex-prostitute is murdered, flayed and eviscerated in the Chinatown district of the city, suspicion immediately falls on the Chinese Tongs that make up the ghetto that is Chinatown. Captain Isaiah Lees and his sergeant must determine who is responsible and cut off any possibility of retaliatory action against the Chinese immigrants. Competing against the rival and corrupt Sheriff's Department plus the city's mayor, Lees has his job cut out for him. As a big fan of historical novels in general and historical mystery stories in particular, I found Jim Musgrave's Chinawoman's Chance (Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries) to be absolutely superb. As the first in a series of books based around the wonderful character of Clara Shortridge Foltz Esq., the author has created a marketable and believable set of characters on which to build his series. Clara is clearly the star of the story, with her forthrightness and her willingness to take on the patriarchal society at their own game. In the age of the suffragettes, Musgrave's character is the perfect portrayal of the women who led the campaign for women's rights all around the world. Her freedom and her owning of her own sexuality was rare among woman of the time. It was fascinating to look at the reactions of the politicians to the perceived growing threat of the "yellow menace", as they termed it, with their heathen religions and beliefs, comparing that to today's response with respect to Hispanic and Muslim immigration. The "Exclusion Act" and the "Muslim Ban" – not all that different, perhaps? This book appealed to me on many levels, but most importantly of all, it was a darn good read and an excellent mystery. Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Chinawoman's Chance: Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries, Volume 1 is an historical sleuth mystery written by Jim Musgrave. It was 1884, and San Francisco, even more than the rest of the country, was embroiled in a harsh and racist reaction to the recent flow of Chinese immigrants to the United States. The Chinese themselves were caught between the machinations of the ruling Manchu in their home country and Leland Stanford and the other railroad barons, who jointly conspired to keep the immigrants impoverished and bound to unfair contracts. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 made the unfair treatment of those new immigrants into law. The Captain of Detectives for the First District of the San Francisco Police Department, Isaiah Lees, had a new case to solve. The body of a young white woman had been found in a small bungalow in Chinatown. The killer had flayed every bit of flesh and organs from her body. Mary McCarthy was an orphan, who had been a streetwalker until she had become a student at the Methodist Mission for Wayward Women. She had recently left the mission, however, and had been seen with George Kwong, son of one of the wealthy Chinese men who were leaders of the Six Companies. George and his father, Andrew Kwong, ran The Oriental, a newspaper with backing from the Methodist Church in San Francisco. A witness reported that George Kwong claimed to have taken a picture of Mary's body. Now he was the city's prime suspect for the murder, but George had been in love with Mary and would never have dreamed of hurting her. Jim Musgrave's historical murder mystery is a fascinating look at San Francisco in the late nineteenth century. His sleuthing partners, Clara Foltz and Captain Isaiah Lees, are real historical persons, and following the two as they work together in a sometimes uneasy alliance is grand entertainment. A sensitive reader won't be able to help considering the racism that is at the heart of this story and comparing it with the current attitude toward immigrants and women in the country today. I found myself saddened to think that in many ways we've not gone very much farther in our treatment of others, in the disregard of equal rights and fear of diversity. Musgrave's story is marvelous! He gives the reader a wide range of possible suspects to consider and makes San Francisco of 1884 come to life. I especially loved how he brought together the strong and capable characters of Captain Lees, Clara Foltz, Detective Sergeant Eduard Vanderheiden and Ah Toy. They are a grand team. I was quite pleased to find that Musgrave has written a second book in the series, The Spiritualist Murders, and am looking forward to reading it. Chinawoman's Chance: Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries, Volume 1 is most highly recommended. Narrator Anne James Agrees to do Portia of the Pacific Audiobooks The voice of Clara Shortridge Foltz, Ah Toy, and all the other lovable characters in the Portia of the Pacific series of mysteries will be Ms. Anne James. Anne has narrated many novels, and her pleasing voice captures all the special nuances and inflections needed in a dramatic reading. EMRE Publishing is enthusiastic about having her as the unique narrator for this great new series. Listen to a sample from the audiobook's first chapter. (.mp3, .ogg, .wav) Buy Chinawoman's Chance in audio format today at Audible.com. Get CHINAWOMAN'S CHANCE audiobook free with this 30-Day Trial Anne James Answers Three Questions 1. As a woman of Chinese ancestry who lived in San Francisco and Northern California, did you enjoy narrating a history about the early Chinatown of San Francisco? Why? 2. Do you think it's important for historical fiction to feature issues that may be controversial, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act? Why is this important? 3. Why do you think the character of Clara Shortridge Foltz will be an excellent vehicle for this series? Here's Anne's Response: Third Mystery Announced in the Portia of the Pacific Series The Stockton Insane Asylum Murder A Portia of the Pacific Historical Mystery Volume 3 "Madness can be seen as an intuitive probing into true reality."--R. D. Laing Women were, among others, misdiagnosed as insane by alienists in the 1800s. My plot will involve a female child who has been institutionalized in 1887, but the aunt of this child comes to Clara Foltz to say she believes the child was admitted to the Stockton State Insane Asylum (the first such institution in California) because she knew about a murder that was committed on her wealthy parent's estate. Clara solicits the help of Elizabeth Packard, the crusading (real) activist who was committed in the 1860s by her husband. It took Mrs. Packard three years to earn her freedom. Together with Ah Toy, they contrive a way to go undercover to gain admittance into the Women's Building at Stockton to find the child and determine what happened to have her institutionalized. Children were regularly institutionalized, as were the elderly and the feeble-minded. New! Read the first four chapters of this mystery here. Watch THE EUGENICS EXPERIMENT beginning Oct. 16, 2018 on PBS. Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite The Stockton Insane Asylum Murder: Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries, Book 3 is a sleuth mystery novel written by James Musgrave. Polly Bedford was only twelve years old and had somehow gotten herself institutionalized in the Women's Ward of the State Insane Asylum in Stockton, California. She was actually a child of privilege, a member of one of the prestigious Nob Hill families of San Francisco. Her parents believed she was a witness to a murder in their home. To protect her from the legal system, they had had her committed, presumably to keep her safely out of the hands of the law. Bertha May Foltz was a seventeen-year-old who had herself committed in Stockton voluntarily to help her mother, Clara Foltz, Esq, find out the truth behind the death of Winifred Cotton and Polly's role in it, if any. Clara was all too aware that mental institutions were being used by the state and unscrupulous relatives to defraud inmates of their wealth and women of their voice and liberty. Wives and mothers were being routinely committed by their husbands or families. Clara and her group of suffragists were determined to get to the heart of this corrupt and cruel practice while also getting to the answer behind the death of Winifred Cotton. The Stockton Insane Asylum Murder is the third book featuring the trail-blazing feminist attorney and detective, Clara Foltz; however, the author gives enough background information for this book to be read as a stand-alone novel. That said, I've read and enjoyed each of these books and would advise not missing a single one. The heroine of Musgrave's books is based upon the historical person of the same name who was the first woman attorney on the West Coast and first woman admitted to the California Bar. Musgrave's plot is thrilling and suspenseful; the Stockton Insane Asylum is a suitably dark and terrifying setting for this tale. His characters are well defined and credible, and the author's gift for historical writing gives the tale vibrancy and authenticity. The Stockton Insane Asylum Murder: Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries, Book 3 is most highly recommended. Kirkus Review is Out for The Stockton Insane Asylum Murder In this third installment of a mystery series, a 19th-century San Francisco attorney and detective leads an investigation into abusive practices at an insane asylum. In San Francisco in 1887, an unusual crew occupies 1 Nob Hill, the mansion built by railroad magnate Mark Hopkins. His widow, Mary, lives there but has dementia and serves as "benefactress" to the other occupants: Clara Foltz, California's first female lawyer, a single mother, and the true head of the household; her brood of children; and her best friend, Ah Toy, a former Chinatown madam. With some help—including psychic assistance—the group has solved some difficult cases. Now Clara's daughter Bertha May, 17, is pretending to be mentally unstable at the Stockton State Insane Asylum, where her friend Polly Bedford, 12, has been committed by her parents after witnessing the murder of Winnifred Cotton, 10, a Nob Hill neighbor. Bertha's mission is to discover what Polly really saw, and the whole team wants to expose illegal commitments targeting wives, children, and immigrants. To that end, they form a citizens' committee as the public face of the investigation while continuing undercover work. What they discover goes beyond the iniquities of false commitments into some bizarre territory—including spiritualism, telepathy, conjoined twins, and elaborate experiments carried out by eugenicists Francis Galton and Dr. Emil Kraepelin. Can justice be served? Musgrave (The Spiritualist Murders, 2018, etc.) has some potent ingredients in this fantastical stew, spiced with many real-life figures, like Foltz, Toy, Galton, Kraepelin, and Elizabeth Packard, who helped reform commitment laws in the 1860s after being confined to an asylum when she questioned her husband's opinions. The setting is atmospheric and the subject, captivating. 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