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Headlined Guests that have appeared on BBS Radio
Oliver "Buck" Revell, FBI (Ret.)
Mr. Revell is President of Revell Group International, Inc., Rowlett, Dallas County, Texas; he serves as the Executive Vice President of Rogue DNA, Inc of Vancouver, Canada, as a Trustee of the Center for American & International Law, Plano, Texas; a director of Vance Security USA, Inc., Oakton Virginia; the Chairman, Board of Directors, Middle East Media Research Institute, (MEMRI) Washington, DC; and Senior Advisor to Synfuels International, Inc. of Dallas, Texas.
He served for five years as an Officer and Aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps, leaving active duty in 1964 as a Captain. He then served 30 years as a Special Agent and Senior Executive of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1964-1994). From 1980 until 1991 he served in FBI Headquarters first as Assistant Director in charge of Criminal Investigations (including terrorism); then as Associate Deputy Director he was in charge of the Investigative, Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism, Training, Laboratory and International programs of the Bureau (1985-91). He served as a member of the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency (1980-91), the National Foreign Intelligence Board (1987-91), and the Senior Review Group, Vice President’s Task Force on Terrorism (1985-1986). Mr. Revell also served as Vice Chairman of the Interagency Group for Counter-Intelligence (1985-91), and on the Terrorist Crisis Management Committee of the National Security Council. In September 1987, Mr. Revell was placed in charge of a joint FBI/CIA/U.S. military operation (Operation Goldenrod) which led to the first apprehension overseas of an international terrorist. President Reagan commended him for his leadership of this endeavor. On May 1, 1992 the Attorney General ordered Mr. Revell to Los Angeles placing him in command of joint Federal law enforcement efforts to suppress the riots and civil disorder; he also coordinated the law enforcement activities of the assigned Military Forces. He received the Attorney General’s Special Commendation Award for this endeavor. He was Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Dallas Division of the FBI at the time of his retirement in September 1994. He retired with the rank of Associate Deputy Director.
In 1989, President George H. W. Bush awarded Mr. Revell the Presidential Distinguished Senior Executive Award and in 1990 the Presidential Meritorious Senior Executive Award. In 1991 he was awarded The FBI Medal for Meritorious Achievement and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal; he also received a Commendation from the Secretary of Defense for his efforts to protect the Homeland during the Desert Storm Operation. In October 1994 Mr. Revell was awarded the Albert J. Wood Public Affairs Award by the Middle East Forum for his “efforts in the fight against International Terrorism”. On November 24, 2010 Mr. Revell received the GUSI International Peace Prize in Manila, the Philippines for his Outstanding Achievements in International Law Enforcement & Peace Keeping.
Mr. Revell attended the University of Georgia, is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and holds a Masters Degree in Government & Public Administration from Temple University; he is graduate of Senior Executive Programs in National and International Security and Senior Executives in Government of the Kennedy School, Harvard University.
Mr. Revell was President of the Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN) 1999-2003; is past Chairman of the Greater Dallas Crime Commission; a member of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), U.S. State Department; the International Policy Roundtable, and the Steering Committee, Trans-National Threat Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC; Chairman Emeritus of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration; a member of the Dallas –Fort Worth Council on World Affairs and the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations. He is a Life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police; he served on its Board of Directors, and is a member and was the founding Chairman of the IACP’s Committee on Terrorism. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, the FBI National Executive Institute Associates, and the FBI InfraGard Program as well as the American Society for Industrial Security-International, the Marine Corps Association, the Army-Navy Club of Washington, D.C., and a Life member of FBI Post 56 of the American Legion. He is a member and past President of the Rotary Club of Dallas, a Life member of the National Eagle Scout Association and the Board of Directors of the North Texas Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He has also served on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army in Dallas. He currently holds a Top Secret/SCI clearance from the Defense Security Service.
He has been married to Sharon Ponder-Revell of Mars Hill, North Carolina for fifty two years; they have three sons, a daughter, four grandsons and two granddaughters. Mr Revell was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Mr. Revell frequently serves as a commentator for the news media and National & International Television on Terrorism, National Security& Criminal Justice Issues. He wrote a book entitled, A G-Man's Journal: A Legendary Career in the FBI - From the Kennedy Assassination to the Oklahoma City Bombing, published by Pocket Books, Inc., New York in 1998. He has also been a contributing author in several additional books, and has written numerous articles and Op-ed pieces for Journals and major newspapers on Criminal Justice issues, National & Homeland Security, Terrorism and Counter-Intelligence.
Charles (Chuck) Brooks serves as Vice President/Client Executive for DHS at Xerox. He recently served as Vice President for R & D at Rapiscan Systems specializing in sensor technologies. Earlier, he served as the Vice President for Government Affairs at SRA International Inc, where he served on the Executive Leadership reporting directly to the CEO. He also ran SRA’s PAC. Chuck served as the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate within the Department of Homeland Security, where he was responsible for advocacy for the Directorate with Capitol Hill. Chuck was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University. He also spent 6 years on Capital Hill as a Senior Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter where he covered national security, defense, foreign affairs,technology issues. In his years of business and legislative experiences, Chuck also served as President of Brooks Consulting International, a government relations, investment banking, and public affairs firm.
Summary of Experience:
* Extensive service in Senior Executive Management, Government Relations, External Relations, and Business Development for three large corporations, and at the Department of Homeland Security
* Helped "stand up" Office of Legislative Affairs at the US Department of Homeland Security and served as the first Director of Legislative Affairs at the Science & technology Directorate,
* Served as a Senior Legislative Staff (defense & foreign affairs, national security, business) to the late Senator Arlen Specter at the U.S. Senate.
* Former Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University,
* Expertise areas include: national security, homeland security, defense, intelligence, foreign affairs, IT, R & D, science & technology, business development, legislative & budget processes, advocacy/grassroots & lobbying strategies, and social media
In 1998, Russell became the youngest CEO in JNF’s history. He works tirelessly, traveling around the country and visiting Israel almost every month, to ensure JNF’s vision is more relevant and meaningful today than ever before.
Today, more than 110 years after it was founded, JNF gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building and ensuring the prosperity of the land of Israel through their generosity and partnership with the people of Israel.
Jewish National Fund is a leader in environmental activism, Zionist education, sustainable community development in the Negev and Galilee, the protection of historical landmarks, and water resource development. No other organization makes a greater impact on the land and the people of Israel.
Under Russell’s direction, JNF is one of the most recognized non-profits for its work, cultivation of a younger donor population, business management, financial integrity and volunteer involvement. Russell is featured in the best selling management book, “The 24 hour Turnaround, How Amazing Entrepreneurs Succeed in Tough Times.”
Russell is a sixth generation American Jew. His family first laid down its American roots in Petersburg, Virginia after emigrating from Alsace Lorraine in the late 1700’s.
Rebecca Hardcastle Wright, PhD, is a global specialist in Exoconsciousness. She originated the concept of Exoconsciousness to define the extraterrestrial origins, dimensions and abilities of human consciousness. Her work is informed by leading-edge research in consciousness, ufology, cosmology, and quantum science as it pertains to the evolving role of humans relating to our cosmos as extraterrestrial beings.
Wright’s book, Exoconsciousness: Your 21st Century Mind, published in 2008, details exoconsciousness through metaphysics, religion, frontier science and ancient knowledge. Wright is dedicated to the advancement of human-extraterrestrial consciousness to accelerate our transition into an evolved space-faring race.
Dedicated to assisting experiencers with healing, empowering and integrating their relationship with the extraterrestrial presence in their personal and public life, Wright continues the legacy of John Mack. Wright was trained as an experiencer therapist by Dr. Ruth Hover, who was a colleague of Dr. Leo Sprinkle and Dr. John Mack. Hover participated in Harvard University’s “Program for Extraordinary Research (PEER)” founded by Mack for the exploration of “Anomalous Trauma”. Hover led what is perhaps the longest running experiencer group in the nation.
Specializing in transformation, self-empowerment, trauma recovery and emotional healing, Wright maintains a practice in Exoconscious Coaching and Holistic Hypnotherapy in Washington, DC. She was on the clinical staff of Mind Body Medicine Center, Ron Peters, MD, in Scottsdale, AZ.
Wright was Washington, DC representative for Quantrek, founded by scientist and Apollo 14 astronaut, Dr. Edgar Mitchell. As a research organization and international team of scientists combining science and spirituality with quantum physics and cosmology, Quantrek is dedicated to the research and applications of quantum hologram and zero point energy.
With Dr. Suzanne Mendelssohn, founder, and Terri Mansfield, and Wright was a partner in Fundraising in the Public Interest, a firm involved in international billionaire fundraising for social change and creation of a new era of zero point energy.
An ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, Wright served as an inter-faith university chaplain at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Within the United Methodist denomination she was a representative on national boards and general agencies. She has a Masters of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology and doctorate in Parapsychic Science from American Institute of Holistic Theology.
In 2005, Wright taught one of the first ufology courses in the nation, Extraterrestrial Reality, at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona. She was also on the faculty of Exopolitics Institute and International Metaphysical University. In 2008, Wright presented Exoconsciousness and Psychopathology at the American Philosophical Association, Karl Jaspers Society, published in the Existenz: An International Journal of Philosophy Religion Politics and the Arts.
My guest today simple goes by seer en me for he is a man with the ability to know the truth of another's life regardless of what you may say or do. This ability allows him to walk you through your fear of what is in your way. He says that he does not require the story you have been telling, I only ask that you be present and willing to allow true transition, for this may not be easy.
"he loves working with children, troubled teens and adolescents who may be stuck at a difficult place in their life, and acting out in what serves no one. I can see where and how this came to be, and what is holding them back, so that it can be dealt with in real life practical ways."Seer Enme - a man with the ability to know the truth of another's life regardless of what you may say or do. This ability allows me to walk you through your fear of what is in your way. I do not require the story you have been telling, I only ask that you be present and willing to allow true transition, for this may not be easy.
"My talents are suitable for children, troubled teens and adolescents who may be stuck at a difficult place in their life, and acting out in what serves no one. I can see where and how this came to be, and what is holding them back, so that it can be dealt with in real life practical ways."
Raspin was born outside of Chicago, IL, and currently lives in the Hollywood Hills and has been living in the Los Angeles area for over 30 years. Raspin is a self-taught guitarist who has mastered the rhythm guitar. Shortly after his arrival in Los Angeles, he was signed by Marv Bornstein, A & M Records. “Hold On” was the first song to be placed, by Canadian artist, Richard Step, off his “Holiday in Hollywood” album, which was arranged by Grammy Award winner Jimmie Haskell. His musicial influences come from such great artists as: Louis Armstrong, Joni Mitchell, Harry Chapin, Cat Stevens, Dan Fogelberg, Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler, Patty La Belle and Beethoven.
Raspin is a well-rounded, accomplished songwriter, vocalist and producer. His credits include: The opening track on the EAT’M Compilation disc, vocalist for the Wonder Years television series (“Catch The Wind” by Donavon and “Here Comes The Sun” by the Beatles), songwriter, lead vocal and producer of “Busy Sidewalks” for NBC’s Mark and Brian’s television series, and was the vocalist on “Bye, Bye Time”, a track submitted for, “Muppets In Space”. Raspin is the lead vocalist creating the voice-over character for K.C. Edgar, the movie villain. “Bye, Bye Time” was written and produced by Angela Lupino and Grammy Award winner Simon Franglen, producer and engineer of “My Heart Will Go On” (the love theme from the movie “Titanic” – Celine Dion) and most recently, “Avatar”. Raspin has represented such artists as Al Kasha, writer of “The Morning After”, and the legendary artist Richie Havens for movies and films. He also produced C.C.H. Pounder’s spoken word CD, “Smoke”, which actually made it to the ballot for a spoken-word Grammy.
Raspin has worked with such greats as: David Frost, Richie Havens, Jand Fonda, Daivd Holman (engineered all of the early hits for Olivia Newton-John), Larry Kuppin and Harry Sloane, owners of New World Pictures, Simon Franlen, The Cowsills, C.C.H. Pounder and The Williams Brothers. He has performed at some of the most prestigious clubs, to include: B.B. King’s Blues Club, Universal City and City Walk, CA, The Troubadour, Hollywood, CA, My Place, Santa Monica, CA, The Earl of Old Town, Chicago, IL and Orphans, Chicago, IL, to name a few.
Raspin released his first CD, “We Do What We Do” and is getting rave critical review. His ten track CD, produced by Raspin, Roger LaRoque, and mixed by Jeff Gold; and mastered by legendary Bernie Grundman himself. This is an eclectic mix of some of Raspin’s favorite songs, accompanied by top-notch studio musicians and the legendary background vocals of TaTa Vega (the voice of Shug Avery in “The Color Purple”) and European star, Jonnie Fiori.
In addition to his musical talents, he is also an astute businessman. For the last 28 years, Raspin has been the Publisher and Founder of Boulevard Publications, the second largest publication in Los Angeles. He retired from Boulevard in 2009 to return full-time to the music business, his true passion, where he now runs Boulevard Music Publishing, representing his catalog along with songwriters, composers and song stylists. With his success, he has supported and has made contributions to the community by creating “The Great Los Angeles Cover-Up” program, providing donated coats and warm clothing for the homeless. He continues to work closely with Dr. Lois Lee, Executive Director and Founder of the “Children of the Night” foundation. “Children of the Night” is committed to helping runaway children escape from prostitution and street life. He has contributed and supported such causes as AIDS Project Los Angeles, Project Angel Food and The San Fernando Shelter for battered women.
Stefan Pinto lost over 60lbs and became a male model. Some of his campaigns have been for Sears Eyewear, Estee Lauder’s Lab Series, Greek yogurt, Harley Davidson, and runway shows. Stefan Pinto most recently invented a diet for people who use Facebook. What started as a simple status update in 2011, has now turned into a grassroots effort powered by social media. With over 28,000 photos of food submitted by participants, the C Diet® helps people to learn how food choices can affect their health — and ultimately their weight. Supported by over 20 major food brands, participants are motivated — and encouraged — to make healthier eating choices.
2014: Stonyfield yogurt “Cheat on Greek” advertising campaign
2013: Cover model and fitness model, High Intensity Fitness Revolution for Men
2011: I’d Rather Go Naked Than Get Fat greek yogurt advertising campaign
First book, Fat-to-Fit: 50 Easy Ways to Lose Weight
2010: Interview inThe New York Times, “Your abdominals may need a touch up”
2009: Skincare print ad campaign in Whole Foods
Invited as a guest on the Maury show to talk about his “amazing transformation”
Fashion Week – Miami
2006: Member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) – Hollywood, CA Chapter
2006: Supporting role on Burn Notice
ROBERT DAVID STEELE Vivas is a former Marine Corps infantry officer and then a CIA clandestine case officer (spy) against extremist targets including terrorist groups; the senior civilian founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center; author of On Intelligence: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World as well as The New Craft of Intelligence: Personal, Public, & Political - and many other seminal works relevant to commercial and civil society decision-support; an honorary hacker, and the number one non-fiction reviewer at Amazon.com. He is highly skilled at program builds from scratch, documenting requirements, outlining human, technical, and other capabilities needed, and doing all the justification documentation from Service level to Congressional Budget Justification Book (CBJB).
As CEO of OSS.Net, Inc. Robert has worked with the U.S. Special Operations Command and other regional commands; with the Department of State, the United Nations, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with EUROPOL, INTERPOL, and Scotland Yard; and with over 7,500 mid-career officers from across 66 countries attracted to his annual training conferences on real-world intelligence. In 2006, inspired by the report of the UN High-Level Threat Panel, he created and funded Earth Intelligence Network, a 501c3, and organized 23 others in creating the Strategic Analytic Model for creating a prosperous world at peace. He shut down OSS.Net, Inc. at the end of 2008, closing it legally at the end of 2010, and is at this time devoted to creating public intelligence in the public interest as the CEO (pro bono)of Earth Intelligence Network. He is available for assignment and globally mobile.
Robert David STEELE Vivas is a natural-born citizen of the USA (a son of New York and decades long resident of Virginia) who ran for President briefly, accepted by the Reform Party as a candidate for their nomination. Working with many others he created We the People Reform Coalition to aggregate the very best ideas from all sides. Using his status as a candidate he connected with every single other candidate from Ron Paul to Rocky Anderson. All of them, without exception, refused to come together around the central issue of our
Republic, electoral reform.
This September Robert predicted a false flag Ebola outbreak and will speak about it on the show.
PERSONAL MESSAGE: “Human life is a very challenging experience and we are built to live in a state of alertness, which equates to the creation of various psychological conditions that make life difficult or even unbearable. With all my knowledge and skills I still must apply all I know to handle this challenge, so never feel weak or inadequate should you need help to navigate your thoughts and feeling towards a healthy state of being. In fact I still regularly read my own book, The Insanity of Humanity, to remind me of the importance of staying in a consciously expansive state beyond the fears that attempt to control my life – because when mine, or anyones fears take over, it becomes difficult to even remember how to feel expansively or what it felt like to be strong and clear. But with the right education you will remember that your clarity is closer than it feels, and then before you know it you are once again bigger than your fears.
I do assure you, that with the knowledge I have developed and share, life will no longer be something you are at the mercy of, and instead you will be an empowered being that will be the master of your existence whilst still dealing with all the unexpected events that life throws your way. We cannot change life itself as things stand, and of course their are many disturbing aspects to human societies that will take time to change, but we can change our ability to understand and deal with it, creating an experience that will inspire rather than destroy.”
ABOUT DAVID: He started his career as a Counsellor at the Brighton Psychology Centre in 1999, and he has been advancing his understanding of life and human behaviour with passion, clarity and vigour ever since. It also became apparent very early in his career, that anxiety and depression are prolific in today’s modern societies, and much higher than the statistics would indicate. So it was obvious that to understand these painful experiences were the foundation to understanding all psychological conditions that people were being labelled with – most start with common mental stress, and grow from there. If left unattended they develop into various forms of repressed and disturbing thoughts and corresponding mental disorders. Hence creating a confusing web of intertwined thoughts that become a cage which is very difficult to exit. The key observation was that the more overwhelming the disorder, the smaller the place of thought a person was in, hence it became clear that stress creates a process whereby a persons reality actually shrinks around them until fear has full control over all their thoughts. And in such a state it is impossible to expand ones existence beyond these restrictions – unless a person has access to clear and precise guidance from an expert in such matters. Appreciating the enormity of what helping people requires, David has made sure that he understands the entire terrain of the human mind whilst in an altruistic state, as he approaches counselling with complete integrity in the knowing that people place their well being in his hands.
His journey to being a cutting edge human behaviour specialist, has been enhanced by his other areas of experience, including; Talk Back Radio Announcer, Fitness Consultant, Business Advisor, Speaker and Author of The Insanity of Humanity.
Within this eclectic background of experiences, David found one consistent observation that is the key to every genuine endeavour of every person on the planet. He discovered the importance of a complete state of compassion if one is to maintain an expansive journey. And without an expansive journey, a persons real potential, meaning their inner purpose, as opposed to being successful at something, is never unleashed. And this is not to say that attaining a compassionate state of being cannot equate to wealth of some kind, but it will not be an obsessive outcome that one needs to feel whole. Compassion is a powerful force that creates many interesting qualities. It curbs corrupt thinking and places a person in a world beyond choice, hence fear has little power over a persons existence. Compassion is the key quality that guides all of David’s discoveries and it exists at the heart of Life expansion Technique(L.E.T.), which he now shares with the world through various mediums of education.
David guides his clients without being influenced by his own beliefs, learning, thoughts and feelings. For to not be in this state is a form of prejudice, and it compromises a Counsellors/Life Guides integrity, as well as the clients ability to trust the counsellor. You will always get nothing but the truth from David, and as he always says…
“The truth can’t hurt you just your resistance to it”…David Coles
Hosts: Rob Kitsell and Isa Roberts
DEBORAH BURGER is co-president of National Nurses United and president of California Nurses Association, which helped found the NNU. CNA membership has doubled in the past seven years, now representing over 57,000 RNs in 164 facilities across California. Its advocacy for nurses and patients provides an important check to corporate domination of health care debates. With CNA, California nurses have led the nation in ground-breaking patient advocacy legislation such as staffing ratios and whistle-blower protections.
ABOUT NURSES AT DALLAS, TEXAS HOSPITAL
Two nurses at Dallas Hospital in Texas contracted Ebola after caring for Ebola patient Thomas Duncan who later died. National Nurses United acted as an intermediary for nurses at Dallas Hospital, when CDC spokesperson Thomas Frieden blamed the first nurse's contamination on her breaking protocol.
National Nurses United, served as spokesperson for the nurses at Dallas Hospital many of whom didn't want to reveal their identities for fear of retaliation from the hospital, these are some of the allegations they made regarding the hospital's failure to adequately protect them and other patients while treating Thomas Duncan:
1. CLAIM: DUNCAN WASN'T IMMEDIATELY ISOLATED
On the day that patient Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted to the hospital with possible Ebola symptoms, he was "left for several hours, not in isolation, in an area where other patients were present," union co-president Deborah Burger said.
Up to seven other patients were present in that area, the nurses said, according to the union. A nursing supervisor faced resistance from hospital authorities when the supervisor demanded that Duncan be moved to an isolation unit, the nurses said, according to the union.
2. CLAIM: THE NURSES' PROTECTIVE GEAR LEFT THEIR NECKS EXPOSED
After expressing concerns that their necks were exposed even as they wore protective gear, the nurses were told to wrap their necks with medical tape, the union says. "They were told to use medical tape and had to use four to five pieces of medical tape wound around their neck. The nurses have expressed a lot of concern about how difficult it is to remove the tape from their neck," Burger said.
3. CLAIM: AT ONE POINT, HAZARDOUS WASTE PILED UP
"There was no one to pick up hazardous waste as it piled to the ceiling," Burger said. "They did not have access to proper supplies."
4. CLAIM: NURSES GOT NO 'HANDS-ON' TRAINING
"There was no mandate for nurses to attend training," Burger said, though they did receive an e-mail about a hospital seminar on Ebola. "This was treated like hundreds of other seminars that were routinely offered to staff," she said.
5. CLAIM: THE NURSES 'FEEL UNSUPPORTED'
So why did the group of nurses -- the union wouldn't say how many -- contact the nursing union, which they don't belong to? According to National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro, the nurses were upset after authorities appeared to blame nurse Pham, who has contracted Ebola, for not following protocols.
"This nurse was being blamed for not following protocols that did not exist. ... The nurses in that hospital were very angry, and they decided to contact us," DeMoro said. And they're worried conditions at the hospital "may lead to infection of other nurses and patients," Burger said.
ABOUT NATIONAL NURSES UNITED...
National Nurses United, with close to 185,000 members in every state, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history. NNU was founded in 2009 unifying three of the most active, progressive organizations in the U.S.-and the major voices of unionized nurses-in the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association.
Combining the unparalleled record of accomplishments for nurses and patients embodied in the proud history of those nurses associations, which for some span more than 100 years, the establishment of NNU brought to life the dream of a powerful, national movement of direct care RNs.
At its founding convention in December, 2009, NNU adopted a call for action premised on the principles intended to counter the national assault by the healthcare industry on patient care conditions and standards for nurses, and to promote a unified vision of collective action for nurses with campaigns to:
Advance the interests of direct care nurses and patients across the U.S.
Organize all direct care RNs "into a single organization capable of exercising influence over the healthcare industry, governments, and employers."
Promote effective collective bargaining representation to all NNU affiliates to promote the economic and professional interests of all direct care RNs.
Expand the voice of direct care RNs and patients in public policy, including the enactment of safe nurse to patient ratios and patient advocacy rights in Congress and every state.
Win "healthcare justice, accessible, quality healthcare for all, as a human right."
In its first year, NNU made some spectacular achievements, including:
Organizing 6,500 RNs into NNU in Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, and Texas.
Sharing collective bargaining resources and experiences to support major collective bargaining campaigns in Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington DC, and other sites.
Sponsoring major national legislation to promote comprehensive reform for patient safety and professional nursing practice, including RN-to-patient ratios modeled on the successful California law sponsored by NNU affiliate CNA.
Strengthening the voice of RNs in the national healthcare reform debate, and in electoral campaigns from coast to coast.
Most notably, CNA/NNOC sponsored the nation's foremost RN patient safety law, in California, requiring minimum RN-to-patient ratios, the most effective solution in the U.S. for stemming the erosion of care standards in hospitals.
NNU affiliate members are renown as leading advocates of guaranteed healthcare by expanding and updating Medicare to cover all Americans, for negotiating many of the best collective bargaining contracts for RNs in the nation, and for sponsorship of innovative legislation and regulatory protections for patients and nurses.
Known for his undeniable ability to connect with a crowd, high energy style, and 6’7” frame, Jared Lewis- “The Titan of Talk” - is an accomplished announcer and voice actor with over 10 years’ experience including public address, ring announcing, radio color commentary, and TV and web commercials. Currently the voice of the Harlem Globetrotters, he has worked for over Ten years as the Voice of the WCL's Bend Elks, the IBL's Central Oregon Hotshots as well as being the 18th green announcer for the PGA Champions Tour at the Jeld Wen Tradition.
Dianne Collins is an original thinker, media personality, and one of the foremost thought-leaders of our time. She is a master of translating ancient knowledge into "quantum" modern wisdom that provides a transformative platform for the way we conduct our business and personal affairs. Dianne is the creator and author of QuantumThink, a new system of thinking that has us leap from the outdated "old world view" limits of the Industrial Age to begin thinking from the more accurate and up-to-date "new world view" of our current Quantum Age. Along with her husband and business partner, she consults visionary leaders and executives in the world's leading corporations including Accenture, AT&T, CNN and Dupont as well as presenting QuantumThink to entrepreneurs and students, homemakers and professionals, celebrities and evolutionaries worldwide
Dr. David Rosensweet graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1968. He has been in private medical practice since 1971, has had offices in New Mexico, California, and Colorado and is currently in practice in Southwest Florida. Formerly the clinical physician involved in the very first Nurse Practitioner training program in the U.S.A. and in charge of health promotion for the State of New Mexico. He teaches health professionals about the treatment of women in menopause with bioidentical hormones. Some highlites of his career follow:
- Nationally known lecturer and frequent presenter at A4M and ACAM
- Principle Investigator for a scientific study of female hormones sponsored by Metametrix Clinic Laboratory
- Author of the book The Target Method – A Woman’s Guide to Navigating Menopause
- Organizer of a National Summit Committee on the Treatment of Women in Menopause with Bio-identical Hormones
- Formerly on the Board of Directors of the American College of Advancement in Medicine, and the Chairman of its Endocrine Committee
Host: Rob Kitsell
JANE ORIENT M.D., is a Clinical Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. As well, she edits the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Newsletter and Civil Defense Perspectives. In addition, she is the editor of AAPS News, the official newsletter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons for which she serves as Executive Director. Her articles frequently appear in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (formerly The Medical Sentinel).
Dr. Orient started out to be a doctor, a professor of medicine, and a clinical researcher. But she got distracted. The first threat to her profession that she noticed was an article entitled "A Marxist View of Medical Care" in The Annals of Internal Medicine. That cried out for a response. Researching the response led her into a number of nooks in the library that she had never explored as a chemistry and mathematics major-even to a dusty counterculture bookstore to get a copy of Mao Tsetung's Little Red Book. The eventual article was never published, at least not as a single work, but its author had been infected with a writing compulsion. After that, one thing led to another. Dr. Orient is now the author of more than 100 scientific articles, book chapters, editorials, book reviews, lectures, and essays.
Recently Dr. Orient has been the interviewed for her opinions regarding the current Ebola crisis...
"Secondhand Smoke More Than Ebola" By Bill Hoffmann and Todd Beamon 10/16/14 (source: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/cdc-chief-thomas-freiden-evaded/2014/10/16/id/...)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more safeguards against secondhand smoke than it does regarding Ebola, Dr. Jane Orient, director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, said on Thursday.
"If you look at the precautions against secondhand smoke, they are absurd," Orient told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "The hazard from secondhand smoke, unless you're just sensitive to it and it bothers you, are really nonexistent.
"And yet, we have all these ... expensive restrictions against these non-hazards - and a pathogenic, lethal organism that can infect you with one to 10 particles, we're so cavalier about?" Orient asked. "This just really does not make sense."
VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH DR. ORIENT ON EBOLA:
She told Malzberg that CDC Chief Dr. Thomas Frieden skated around answering key questions about the crisis as he was grilled by Congress on Thursday.
"Frieden evaded a lot of very important questions or pretended not to know," Orient said.
"Certainly, he evaded, despite really intense questioning, whether the White House was telling him they were not going to do a ban, whether he was in communication with the White House or whether the CDC was going to recommend a restriction in travel.
"The CDC claims not to know how those two nurses [at a Dallas hospital] got infected, despite their protective gear, because if the nurses did not breach the protocol, there's something wrong with the protocol," Orient said.
She disputed Frieden's claims that Ebola could not become airborne. It could, Orient said, through germs via "aerosols" that are created by sneezing or coughing.
"Your body fluids have to go through the air, unless you touch somebody," she told Malzberg. "You generate an aerosol if you cough or sneeze or vomit or have explosive diarrhea - and it makes droplets of different sizes.
"The ones that are really, really tiny can get through your mask, around your mask, down into your lungs," Orient said, adding that these droplets could infect "target cells down in your lungs."
The physician surmised that Frieden's thinking is based on a premise that the Ebola virus "does not survive being dried down to a particle of that size, but there's experimental evidence that it can survive for as long as 90 minutes on one of those drops down there."
When asked by Malzberg whether Ebola could, as such, is transmittable by air, Orient responded: "Theoretically, it certainly is. We cannot rule it out."
Orient is author of the book, "Sapira's Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis," published by LWW.
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Nationally known award-winning artist Lynn Rae Lowe creates unique metal designs and functional art. Lowe talks about what influences her work. She also shows us how her metal painting is done.
Lynn Rae’s works in bronze, steel, aluminum have been sold at museums, galleries and gift shops around the world.
“It’s up to you how your journey turns out. It’s all in how you see things. Over and over, I’ve embraced each turn in my life’s path and have been blessed with unexpected experiences and creations.
At 5, I joined my mother, a ballerina, and two older sisters in a dance recital. I fell on my face. My sisters said they would never dance with me again. But I learned to face an audience with a grimace that made them laugh with me.”It’s up to you how your journey turns out. It’s all in how you see things. Over and over, I’ve embraced each turn in my life’s path and have been blessed with unexpected experiences and creations.
My first stage appearance was at 9 as “The Bad Seed” with George C. Scott. The audience booed me when my character re-entered in Act III. I learned that all the world is a stage, a mask we can change at will.
By 10 my sisters staged a kitchen protest. I was too slow. I was reassigned to garden duty. Today, I’m a master gardener with a profound connection with Mother Earth.
Saturdays found me at art lessons or the art museum. It was soul elixir and by 20 I had my first one-woman art exhibit.
At 26, I moved to Telluride, Colorado with my family. The Muses were lying in wait. Over the next 15 years I created the first Artist-in-the-School program, became a consultant for Colorado Council for Arts and Humanities, wrote gardening and astrology columns, performed improvisational theater, and became station manager of an NPR station. With my muse and husband Buck, we were raising four children in paradise.
My management company produced the Telluride Jazz Festival and Telluride Film Festival where I began as the caterer and rose to Event and Art Director. I learned to envision and manifest intentions into reality.
Moving to Tucson, I returned to UA to finish my art degree. As a mature returning student, I had years of creativity on which I could draw, sculpt or paint. With my children grown, I could dedicate myself totally to realize my life’s path through art.
Buck and I looked for a hotcake to break into the art market. Instead we found a latke when in 1995 our dancing Sylph Menorah received a prestigious award. Like the menorah, we were dancing luminescent and grateful for our blessings.
In 2000 my world changed. Buck died.
I realized you don’t know how much someone is doing for you until they are gone. Our retail line could not be continued alone. And I knew I would need to stand on my own shoulders to reinvent myself.
I inventoried the basis of my reputation as a sculptor– metal, color and movement. Could I achieve the same success as a 2D artist? By challenging myself to not be attached to my image or reputation, I let go– and broke through to a totally unique, original genre of art, which I entitled “Aluminations.” Years later, the response to my inspirational images of intense color on metal proves growth comes with change.
I have learned that creativity is just accessing your imagination. Everyone has it. I want to share how to manifest your vision of a creative life through my “Drawing It Out” workshops, mentoring others, and officiating ceremonies as a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®. I am returning the gifts I have in the best way I can.“
~ Lynn Rae Lowe
Anthony has experienced and worked on higher levels of consciousness for the past 12 years in connection with a group called "The Council Of Twelve". Anthony's experience is one of a growing number of celebrated cases, like that of Zev Kolman the Israeli energy healer, where unusual abilities developed following "higher dimensional" contact. Anthony's transformation has been described as follows.
"After spending his life building a profession as a master tailor, his whole world took a stunning turn when he was contacted by the inter-dimensional group often referred to as the Council of Twelve. It’s not the stuff of science fiction, honest. As we are Soul Beings that inhabit a human body, our souls know quite well that we share this Universe with many life forms and expressions.
As humanity makes (the ongoing) shift in consciousness toward realizing its proper and balanced place within the Universe commonwealth, these encounters with ‘alien’ beings will become common place. In fact, they happen so often already that as we open our minds and hearts – shift our consciousness – we will create space for others to come forward and share their experience without fear of reproach or worse as has all too often been the case for the past millennium here on planet Earth.
Anthony, however, is one of those Beings who can take it (rejection from the mainstream) and he really doesn’t care what you think. The generosity of his heart can be felt in the blades of truth he imparts and if he wants us to get just one thing, it is that we are Sovereign Beings, not slaves. Our addiction to this world and its presumed comforts are quickly coming to an end and there is a new beginning unfolding at the same time. His lifelong empathic sensitivity has been enhanced in his recent transformation and consequent spiritual integration.
Alexandra Meadors is the creator of the popular website and blog at GalacticConnection.com, committed to bridging spiritual consciousness with cosmic awareness. She is also known internationally for her interviews with Cobra. On fire to prepare and shift global perspectives gracefully, respectfully, and galactically, Alexandra’s focus is to connect minds and hearts everywhere to step out of the 3D matrix unilaterally. By bringing forth the cutting-edge Implant Removal Process, Soul Alignment, and DNA Activation with Rev. Pam Plauche’, she contributes an authentic freedom and effective unplugging from The Matrix we now live in.
Due to a debilitating car accident in 2001, Alexandra was “forced” to step out of the matrix and trek through an extremely painful and challenging 11 year journey to heal herself through every alternative healing modality available. From the lineage of Merlin, Alexandra is a master alchemist, working with quantum homeopathy, minerals, flower essences, sacred symbology, crystals, color, sound, and more to assist others in clearing past life blockages and all levels of pain. In addition to being a compassionate alchemist, Alexandra is a powerful intuitive allowing the miraculous messages from Spirit to unfold with the ego in check.
Besides holding certifications in Homeopathy, Flower Essences, and Reiki, Alexandra also holds a BA degree in Economics and a minor in Spanish from the University of California, Irvine. With over 20 years of experience in Corporate Sales and Management, she brings a balanced perspective on this thing we call life.
John B. Wells is the leader of Caravan to Midnight.
Actor, musician, writer, investigative journalist, composer, martial artist, aviator and broadcaster, John B. Wells finds the ancient sage advice of “concentrating on just one thing” to be true. His one thing: The Arts.
John performed weekend duties as the top-rated host of the nationally syndicated overnight radio show Coast to Coast AM. After frequently serving as a guest host, In January 2012, Wells became the Saturday evening host of the most-listened-to overnight program in history, and held that seat until January 2014.
John is also an internationally renowned voice-over artist with credits ranging from serving as the announcer for CBS’ The Late Show with Craig Kilborn, to voicing promos for hit television shows like Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch and Gold Rush to lending his voice to films like Oliver Stone’s JFK and Talk Radio, as well as the popular series Unsealed: Alien Files.
John B. Wells captivates, educates and entertains audiences with discussions on news and current events, conspiracy theories and all things curious and unexplained.
Jon Rappoport has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for over 30 years and most recently his blog on www.nomorefakenews.com has been fundamental in bringing sanity to the Ebola fear mongering. You can see all of his articles on Ebola at this link http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/category/ebola/
He has written articles on politics, health, media, culture and art for LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, Village Voice, Nexus, CBS Healthwatch, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe.
In 1982, the LA Weekly submitted his name for a Pulitzer prize, for his interview with the president of El Salvador University, where the military had taken over the campus.
Jon has hosted, produced, and written radio programs and segments in Los Angeles and Las Vegas (KPFK, KLAV). He has appeared as a guest on over 200 radio and television programs, including ABC's Nightline, Tony Brown's Journal (PBS), and Hard Copy.
In 1994, Jon ran for a seat in the US Congress from the 29th district in Los Angeles. After six months of campaigning, on a very small budget, he garnered 20 percent of the vote running against an incumbent who had occupied his seat for 20 years.
In 1996, Jon started The Great Boycott, against eight corporate chemical giants: Monsanto, Dow, Du Pont, Bayer, Hoechst, Rhone-Poulenc, Imperial Chemical Industries, and Ciba-Geigy. The Boycott continues to operate today.
Jon has lectured extensively all over the US on the question: Who runs the world and what can we do about it?
Since 2000, Jon has operated largely away from the mainstream because, as he puts it, "My research was not friendly to the conventional media."
Over the last 30 years, Jon's independent research has encompassed such areas as: deep politics, conspiracies, alternative health, the potential of the human imagination, mind control, the medical cartel, symbology, and solutions to the takeover of the planet by hidden elites.
He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power.
A painter, Jon's work has been shown in galleries in Los Angeles and New York. His poetry has been published by The Massachusetts Review.
He is a graduate of Amherst College (BA, Philosophy), and lives with his wife, Dr. Laura Thompson, in San Diego.
Mustafa “Effortless” Shakir
Spoken Word Poet, Artist, Singer, Songwriter.
Mustafa “Effortless” Shakir says that the term “renaissance man” is passé and that we should all refer to him as a “polymath,” the consummate hyphenate artist extraordinaire. Raised in Harlem during the 80’s and 90’s, he found himself drawn to the many art forms around him, pooling inspiration from hip hop, dance, culture, film, photography, fashion, philosophy etc. “I’ve been writing since I can remember being able to hold a pen, my mother was always writing something so I guess I took suite.” Poetry came naturally to Mustafa who has used the written word to process his emotional impressions growing up. Poetry led to rapping and three albums to date HolyWar, Chameleon, and DIEMIND: god the carbon copy; plus partnership with Candice Anitra and the Love Machine project. (new ep released 11/14)
Mustafa’s written work also includes narrative script writing, he’s written, directed, and starred in a sitcom pilot presentation called, “HollyWeird Fitness” as well as a short film entitled, “Untitled Symphony” that has won some accolades on the festival circuit. Currently his writing’s taken the shape of a one-man experience called, “XII: SpokenYouniverse;” a multi-character spoken word journey through consciousness, which is being produced by Russell Simmons for All Def Digital’s poetry Vertical.
Mustafa has been popping up here and there on the big and small screen, with “Record/Play” which was shortlisted for the Oscars in 2013 but most recently on NCIS: Los Angeles, Shameless, and slated to shoot in November a HBO mini series titled, “Crime” helmed by John Turturro.
What is closet to his heart is The Love Mob, an organization he founded with two other lights, whose goal is the reconnect 3.7 billions people to the power of love and community through Organized Acts of Love. Founded in 2012 TLM has been involved in initiatives ranging from flash mobs for a purpose to campaign support for Marianne Williamson’s bid for congress. “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
An album, a sitcom, a web-series, an organization dedicated to spreading love, a short in pre-production, and a touring one man show he is certainly living up to his name “Effortless” and his claim. “….with God anything is possible.”
For More Information on our guest Mustafa “Effortless” Shakir, Visit: http://nubook.com/effortless1