David Barry O'Connor

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Gender Male
Industry Government
Occupation Retired, ALJ
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Introduction Retired. A Veteran whose service was USA/CIC. and whose knowledge and interest in the that field is up to date; a cherished experience of my life; stayed close to the field over years. My life is open in many ways, but my sense of ethics will secure that which is of value to others. In spite of social mandates obeyed by many homosexuals people in the country, I'm rather conservative. Prefer the term "Other" to "Gay"; a misnomer. And, I see no reason demanding my life circumstances should be a social pageant. Served as an Admin. Law Judge on a state board: GOP State Committee (12 years)(2nd Suffolk Sen.Dist.); Pres. Assn. Former Intel. Officers (And Nat'l Symposium Co-Chair). I'll call myself a pedestrian in this life, but I have been engaged in studies, seminars and forums on the current issue of terrorism since the 80's. I've been engaged in US Intelligence programs such as public speaking, guest on programs and have brought experience to the dialogue. The kids I grew up with from 3 years on are still my friends now. Membership: American Legion, Military Intelligence Corps Association, Association fo Former Intelligence Officers (Life Member).
Interests History, Intelligence activities (historical and current), current events. Currently the war for survival of the Western Tradition through the use of actionable intelligence through current and past measures.
Favorite Movies "Lion in Winter", "Patton", "Desert Fox", "Decision Before Dawn", "Star Wars"
Favorite Music From classical to CW. I keep Souza marches on my MP3 when I'm working out at the "Y". Country Music I select are primariy from the roster of those who have done USO Tours.
Favorite Books My reading is topical. Most recently I have been engaged in supporting my views on the Islamic threat to the United States and the West. I couldn't begin to list them all, but certainly cite Glazov, Bostum, McCarthy and Emerson (Apologies to missed authors.) In parallel there is Bruce Bawer "The Victims' Revolution" (2012), David Mamet, Andrew MCarthy, Robert Spencer, Brigitte Gabriel, Oriana Fallaci, Bruce Bawer, Kenneth Timmerman, Paul Sperry, George Weigel, "Inside Islam" A Guide for Catholics: Daniel Ali and Robert Spencer, *"True Patriotism"; Dietric Bonhoeeffer (1906 -1945), Melannie Phillips, Mark Steyn, "Comrade J" Pete Early, "Sowing the Wind" Seeds of Conflict in the Midddle East"; Dalin and Rothman, "The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean" by John Julius Norwich, "The Victory of the West: The Great Christian-Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto" by Niccolo Capponi, Juliet Barker, "The Siege of Vienna": John Stoye, Lawrence Wright, Robert Spencer, . As to Fiction, Personal friend of Joe Finder and Alan Furst, I enjoy their works. Furst has an uncanny perception of the PreWWII era and the Commintern, and Joe Finder has been disclosing great research from his "Moscow Club" (nearly prescient) to his most recent "Power Play"., In the field of spy mythology which I rarely get through unless the work is uniquely worked are authors; David Ignatius (Real spooks love him)and Alan Topol. These last two only appear once every 5 to 7 years. "Secret New England - Spies of the American Revolution" co-author.

You can punch a hole in an apple using a straw. How do you think that makes your milkshake feel?

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