Headlined Guests

Michael Whitehorse Aviles
Guest Occupation: member and elder of the Gabrieleno Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians, Vietnam Veteran US Airforce, Musician
Guest Biography:

MICHAEL WHITEHORSE AVILES

Michael Whitehorse Aviles, Born at San Fernando Calif., member and elder of the Gabrieleno Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians, a descendent of the California Mission System established by Spain in the 1700’s.

I am also a descendant of the Southern Piaute and Western Shoshoni People of the Mojave River, In the Mohave Desert near what is now Victorville California. My family were part of the govt., boarding school system which was designed to assimilate the Native Americans to non Native ways and traditions at Sherman Indian Institute Riverside California. For the last two years, I have been working as a Tribal Monitor who oversees construction sites that require deep digging, to look for ancestral remains and artifacts.

In service, I am a Vietnam era Veteran of the United States Air Force, and Veteran of the California Air National Guard.

For all of my life, I have always been involved in the arts, musician, photographer, graphic design, (owner of the M.A.Art Works Screen Printing and Graphic Design Co.) sculptor, and all other art mediums.

Recently in June of 2016, I completed a commission of a fine arts oil painting on canvas for the State of California Indian Heritage Museum in Sacramento California, for the Juan Batista De Anza California History project were the painting is on display. For about 18 years, I have played Native Flutes through out California, Washington State, and Oregon for special events such as Pow wows, memorials, ceremonials, and concerts, (the latest venue at Pachanga Resort and Casino) other instruments include the Violin, piano and bass guitar.

For five years I have organized, pow wows through out Southern California with the latest one held on the 2nd weekend of November honoring our Veterans, Native or Non Native, for the Native American Veterans Association helping and working with Veterans. I am involved with Tribal matters such as officiating Ancestral Reburials, funerals, teaching and talking with students and groups on California Native History. Today I dance in pow wow circles as a Gourd Dancer (formerly a Northern Traditional Dancer), a Dance founded by the Kiowa people, Dancers who are Veterans, a Warrior Society.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Music, Society and Culture
Julia Louise Bogany
Guest Occupation: Tongva Elder and a member of the San Gabrieleño Band of Mission Indians, Cultural Affairs Consultant
Guest Biography:

JULIA LOUISE BOGANY

Julia Louise Bogany is a Gabrieleño / Tongva Elder and a member of the San Gabrieleño Band of Mission Indians in the San Gabriel Valley and is their Cultural Affairs Consultant.   She serves on Several Committees and Organizations including The Chaffy College Equity Council, Pomona Human Relations Board Member, The Riverside School District Native American Consultant, California Indian Education Association, a member of the California Indian Basket Weavers Association, and she is President of Residential Motivators, her consulting firm.

Julia has years of training in Child Development, Indian Child Welfare, and Native American Studies.  She is fluent in English & Spanish.  Julia was a preschool Director, and a after-school Middle School Coordinator and she has instructed Child Development for home Day Care.

She assists the Gabrieleño – Tongva tribe and the Fontana Native American Indian Center with grants.  She represents her Gabrieleño – Tongva tribe at many events and activities.  She has worked for over twenty years for her community and for her tribe.  She is a strong advocate for ICWA & FASD.  Julia is also part of the revitalization of the Tognva Language program.  Also Heads the Demonstrators and Display Table for Moompetam events at the Aquarium of the Pacific.  She also serves on the Steering Committee as well as is an active participant.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, History, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Tim Freke
Guest Occupation: Author, Gnostic Scholar, Philosopher
Guest Biography:

Tim is the standup philosopher – a concept he developed from the ancient idea of a philosopher as a travelling ‘spiritual entertainer’ who transformed people’s consciousness. He is pioneering an accessible new way to experience a profound spiritual awakening, which fully embraces our tender, vulnerable, flawed humanity. He has spent his life exploring the awakened state he often simply calls the ‘mystery experience’ and is able to guide others directly to it.

In his latest book, The Mystery Experience, Tim presents a revolutionary approach to spirituality. He creates a new language of awakening, which makes profound ideas simpler to understand, so it’s easier to experience a real transformation of consciousness. During his Mystery Experience Retreats he personally guides participants directly to the deep awake state.

Tim is a passionate and playful communicator, whose enthusiasm for life is contagious. He is often featured in documentaries and chat shows broadcast by the global media, such as the BBC and the History Channel. Tim blogs for The Huffington Post and care2.com amongst others. He is the founder of The Alliance for Lucid Living, (The ALL), an organization dedicated to our collective awakening. He lives with his wife Debbie and their two children in Glastonbury, England.

I experienced the deep awake state for the first time when I was 12 years old and it was WOW! I was sitting on a hill overlooking my small hometown in the southwest of England contemplating how strange and mysterious life is … when it just happened.

I can vividly recall the feeling of being immersed in overwhelming, exquisite, ecstatic love; as if the whole universe was pulsating with love. I felt I’d been given the most amazing surprise … and yet also as if I’d remembered something I’d always secretly known.  

Ever since, I've been exploring how to transform my state of consciousness. I’ve also felt passionate about sharing the WOW of awakening with others, because I soon discovered that when I am deep awake others start waking up around me.

I'm now in my 50s and over the years I've had the privilege of touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of people through my books, broadcasts and events. I feel extremely grateful to have the opportunity to explore the deep awake life with others. Awakening is above all an experience of love and love gets bigger when shared. 

I experienced the deep awake state for the first time when I was 12 years old and it was WOW! I was sitting on a hill overlooking my small hometown in the southwest of England contemplating how strange and mysterious life is … when it just happened.

I can vividly recall the feeling of being immersed in overwhelming, exquisite, ecstatic love; as if the whole universe was pulsating with love. I felt I’d been given the most amazing surprise … and yet also as if I’d remembered something I’d always secretly known.  

Ever since, I've been exploring how to transform my state of consciousness. I’ve also felt passionate about sharing the WOW of awakening with others, because I soon discovered that when I am deep awake others start waking up around me.

I'm now in my 50s and over the years I've had the privilege of touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of people through my books, broadcasts and events. I feel extremely grateful to have the opportunity to explore the deep awake life with others. Awakening is above all an experience of love and love gets bigger when shared. 

Guest Category: Literature, Education, History, Philosophy, Spiritual
JOHN PERKINS
Guest Occupation: As Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm
Guest Biography:

As Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm, John Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and leaders of countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, non-profit organizations devoted to establishing a world that future generations will want to inherit and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Confessions Of An Economic Hitman. John has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, A&E, the History Channel, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Der Spiegel, as well as in numerous documentaries including The End Of Poverty, Zeitgeist Addendum, and Apology Of An Economic Hit Man. He was awarded the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace in 2012, and the Rainforest Action Network Challenging Business as Usual Award:

Guest Category: Business, Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, News, Physics & Metaphysics, Politics & Government, Psychology, Self Help, Theory & Conspiracy
Dr Joe Esposito
Guest Occupation: Chiropractor, Nutrition Expert
Guest Biography:

“Dr. Joseph Esposito, known as “Dr. Joe” to his colleagues, patients, and friends, has been called one of the most dynamic and authoritative international nutritional experts of our time, Because of his knowledge, expertise, and legendary sense of humor, Dr. Joe is a highly sought-after speaker by corporations, educational institutions, and international sports events. He is also a nationally recognized radio and television consultant. His leading edge-research in the field of food and how it affects all aspects of health and disease has helped thousands of people”.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/drjoeesposito/

YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrJoeEsposito

Guest Category: Business, Nutrition, Medicine, Sports & Recreation
Daniel J Pilla
Guest Occupation: Tax Litigation Consultant
Guest Biography:

Daniel J. Pilla is a tax litigation consultant and for three decades, he has been the nation's leader in taxpayers rights defense and IRS abuse prevention and cure. Regarded as one of the country's premiere experts in IRS procedures, he has helped countless thousands of citizens solve personal and business tax problems they thought might never be solved.

As the author of fourteen books, dozens of research reports and hundreds of articles, Dan’s work is regularly featured on radio and television as well as in major newspapers, leading magazines and trade publications nation-wide. Dan is a frequent guest on major talk radio programs where he is heard by millions of people each year. His fast-paced interviews provide hard hitting answers to even the toughest questions. His many media appearances include CNN, CBS, CNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, the CBS Radio Network, the USA Radio Network and many others. His books have been recommended by prominent magazines and financial publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Money, Family Circle, Investor’s Business Daily and more. Dan has written or contributed to major articles for Reader’s Digest, National Review, Reason, USA Today Magazine and others. The Associated Press once commented that "Dan Pilla probably knows more about the IRS than the commissioner." The Wall Street Journal ranked Dan's book, The IRS Problem Solver, as the number one tax book in America.

His book 'The IRS Problem Solver: From Audits to Assessments--How to Solve Your Tax Problems and Keep the IRS Off Your Back Forever' offers the first comprehensive guide to dealing with the most common IRS problems taxpayers confront, from face-to-face audits to fraud penalties. Pilla's book is an indispensable preventive tool for all who file their own taxes—and a necessity for anyone who's just received a notice that the wolf is at the door.

https://www.amazon.com/IRS-Problem-Solver-Assessments-How-Problems/dp/0060533455

Dan was a consultant to the National Commission on Restructuring the IRS. He works with numerous public policy research institutes and presented testimony to Congress on several occasions. His testimony to the Senate Finance Committee blew the lid off IRS abuse and led to many new taxpayers’ rights and protections. He is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.

Dan Pilla has seen every type of tax problem and believes "there is no such thing as a hopeless tax problem." Let Dan's proven experience help you. Email him at expert@taxhelponline.com or call him at 800-553-6458 or 651-439-1606.

Guest Category: Kids & Family, News, Politics & Government, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Dr Carlos Garcia
Guest Occupation: Medical Director, Utopia Wellness
Guest Biography:

Utopia Wellness is a leading-edge medical center that offers integrative, holistic, patient-focused medical treatments. Under the direction of Carlos M. Garcia, M.D., programs designed for anyone who wants to enjoy optimal health are offered: Whether suffering from a chronic illness or simply wanting to prevent disease. Our extensive menu of wellness programs complement each other by addressing all issues related to well-being.

Dr. Carlos M. Garcia M.D. received his formal medical training at the University of Massachusetts, Medical School followed by an internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Anesthesia, both at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA.

After moving to the Tampa Bay area in 1984, he began his practice as an Anesthesiologist at Bayfront Medical Center, Edward White Hospital, and Physicians’ Community Hospital.

Over his years working in hospitals, he came to realize that traditional medicine was driven more by the profits of pharmaceutical companies and hospitals than it was on providing the patient with the best possible care. So in 1996, Dr. Garcia redirected his medical focus to natural alternative health care including holistic medicine, integrative cancer treatments, Chelation therapy, bio-identical hormone replacement, IV vitamins and antioxidants, and weight loss. In all of these areas, he uses non-harmful and natural alternatives to conventional treatments. His passion to help others achieve optimal health through natural medicine led him to found Utopia Wellness, where he incorporates the best that medicine has to offer, traditional and alternative.

Dr. Garcia’s focus over the past several years has been on helping people suffering from cancer and its related diseases. His approach is holistic in that he addresses not only the tumor or cancer but also on the whole person and the cause of the cancer. To be truly cancer free for life, you must identify and eliminate the underlying cause of the disease.  In 2012, Dr. Garcia published his book Cancer is a Symptom: The Real Cause Revealed where he addresses the prospect that cancer is merely a symptom and unless you heal the underlying cause, you will never be truly cancer free.He also co authored Cancer Free with Bill Henderson.

Dr. Garcia is a member of ACAM (American College for the Advancement of Medicine), ICIM (International College of Integrative Medicine), and the American Holistic Health Association.  Additionally, Dr. Garcia holds certifications in Chelation Therapy from the American Board of Chelation Therapy, and has given numerous lectures on various health topics to professionals, medical students and the public, has had a radio talk show, and has been interviewed for several health related television news topics.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Self Help, Technology
Guest Occupation: Bestselling Author, Spiritual Crusader, Intuitive Counselor
Guest Biography:

CALVIN WITCHER is an internationally recognized, prophetic voice. He is a #1 Best-Selling Author, Teacher and Spiritual Crusader that has coached celebrities, teachers, doctors, therapists, executives and individuals seeking clarity. Known for his bold and integrative approach to spirituality, he calls all to freedom and the soul’s highest calling.

As a gifted counselor and speaker, the core of Calvin’s message is “helping others find clarity through challenge, crisis, and change”. Transcending socioeconomic and denominational barriers, his message resonates among people from every walk of life.

Calvin, his products, and programs have been featured on Success Magazine, iTunes Top 30 spiritual video podcasts, Barnes & Nobles, and Amazon.com, just to name a few.

With a faith, undaunted by the task at hand, this husband, father, and mentor is the prophetic voice to a progressive generation. Today, as a much-in-demand speaker and proclaimer of inclusivity and interfaith, he continues to fulfill his mission to radically heal and transform lives.

Guest Category: Energy Healing, Psychology, Personal Development, Religion, Self Help, Inspirational, Spiritual, Mystic & Seer
Leiohu Ryder
Guest Biography:

Lei’ohu Ryder is a Hawaiian spiritual leader, visionary, healer, singer/songwriter, and educator. Along with her partner Maydeen 'Iao, they are emissaires of aloha and advocates for the indigenous soul in all people. Their love and knowledge of Na Mea Hawaii, help us connect with our selves, with spirit, and be pono (balanced in right alignment).

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, History, Kids & Family, Music, Philosophy, Spiritual
Jose Hernandez
Guest Occupation: Artist, energy healer
Guest Biography:

Joe Hernandez, is an authentic, gifted intuitive and talented artist. His readings are very sharp, and he has a deep compassion for humanity. Very down-to-earth, Joe cuts through a lot of jargon to get at the root of the issue. While he is practical and direct, Joe is nonetheless a very empathetic, sensitive and credible voice of understanding and guidance.

As the second youngest child of eight, born in the South Bronx in the 50’s, Joe’s previous life was defined by his drive, quick intelligence and defiant nature. He was driven by money and success, like many in today’s Western culture, and he despised any reference to spiritual things or the God of his Catholic upbringing. In the first days of the year 2000, following a mundane accident at work and a simple mistake by hospital staff in the ER department, Joe died twice in one night. Aside from the long term damage sustained to his physical body, Joe had a profoundly life changing experience during the more than five minutes that he was clinically dead. This experience was just the beginning of a new life marked by ongoing communication with Spirit. Joe himself believes that he left the ‘old Joe’ on the other side and those who knew him before couldn’t reconcile themselves with the man that returned. As is often the case with NDE experiencers, his marriage of 30 plus years ended and he painfully left the life he had lived behind him.

Over the past 17 years, since his near death experience, Joe has learned, with guidance from several gifted, generous healing therapists, and his Spirit Guides how to live with one foot here and one foot on the other side. He became an ordained Inter-faith minister in 2005 and began sharing his experience and gifts and speaking across the US. He met and married his soul-mate, Anastasia, in 2008 and together they developed the mindfulness modality Inner Immersion to share the experience with others, to offer Licensed Mental Health Practitioners (LMHPs) an engaging mindfulness tool and to continue his healing practice. Joe and Anastasia have worked with over 600 clients and have evolved the Inner Immersion modality to its current form which has proven to be highly effective in helping clients get to underlying issues and develop the tools to help themselves move forward in life. 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Near Death Experiences, Physics & Metaphysics, Self Help, Access Consciousness
Trish and Rob Macgregor
Guest Occupation: Writers
Guest Biography:

Trish MacGregor is the Edgar Award-winning author of 42 novels – mysteries and science fiction. Her most recent novel is U R MiNe. She has also written numerous non-fiction books on synchronicity, the tarot, dreams, and astrology. Her most recent non-fiction book is The Biggest Book of Horoscopes Ever, covering monthly predictions for all 12 signs from 2017-2019. The most recent book she  and her husband, Rob MacGregor, co-authored is Sensing the Future, on precognition. They also co-authored Aliens in the Backyard: UFO Encounters, Abductions, & Synchronicity; The 7 Secrets of Synchronicity, and The Synchronicity Highway.

Rob MacGregor is an Edgar Award-winning author, who has been on the New York Times bestseller list. He is the author of 19 novels, 14 non-fiction books, and has teamed with George Lucas, Peter Benchley, and Billy Dee Williams. He writes both adult and young adult mysteries, adventure, and science fiction/ fantasy. He’s best known for his seven Indiana Jones novels. Among his non-fiction books are: Psychic Power, Bump in the Night: Ghost, Spirits & Alien Encounters and Meditation for Busy Minds. He also co-authored THE FOG with Bruce Gernon.

Guest Category: Paranormal, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Editor Florida Bulldog
Guest Biography:
Dan founded Florida Bulldog in 2009 using the name Broward Bulldog. He is an award-winning former investigative reporter for The Miami Herald and Daily Business Review, and one of South Florida’s most experienced reporters. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science from the University of Miami.
Dan’s stories about Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne’s private business dealings sparked a federal corruption investigation that landed Jenne in prison in 2007. His stories about hidden and falsified court records in Broward, Miami-Dade and elsewhere in Florida for The Miami Herald in 2006 led to a pair of unanimous Florida Supreme Court decisions in 2007 and 2010 outlawing those practices.
Similar stories for the Daily Business Review in 2003-2004 exposed excessive secrecy in the federal courts. The executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press later called Dan “the nation’s leading journalist on an issue of tremendous First Amendment importance: the increasing trend toward secrecy in our nation’s courts.”
In 2000-2001, Dan’s reporting about a deadly gun-planting conspiracy and cover-up by Miami police resulted in the indictment of more than a dozen officers and significant governmental reform, including the establishment of Miami’s long sought civilian review panel.
Guest Category: History, News, Politics & Government
John Dean
Guest Occupation: political author, columnist, commentator
Guest Biography:

John Dean served as Counsel to the President of the United States from July 1970 to April 1973.  Before becoming White House counsel at age thirty-one, he was the chief minority counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives, an associate director of a law reform commission, and an associate deputy attorney general at the US Department of Justice.

His undergraduate studies were at Colgate University and the College of Wooster, with majors in English Literature and Political Science; then a graduate fellowship at American University to study government and the presidency before he entered Georgetown University Law Center, where he received his JD with honors in 1965.

John recounted his days at the Nixon White House and Watergate in two books: Blind Ambition (1976, with new extended afterword in 2010) and Lost Honor (1982).  After retiring from a business career as a private investment banker, he returned to writing best-selling books and lecturing, not to mention being a columnist for FindLaw's Writ (from 2000 to 2010). His most recent New York Times bestseller: The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It (2014).

Other books include: The Rehnquist Choice: The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment that Redefined the Supreme Court (2001), Warren G. Harding (2003), Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush (2004), Conservatives Without Conscience (2006), Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches (2008), and Pure Goldwater (2009).

Currently, John holds the Barry Goldwater Chair of American Institutions at Arizona State University, where he lectures and teaches, while working on his next book. He is also a visiting scholar and lecturer at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communications and an occasional television commentator. Whenever possible, John hopes to schedule further events in his extended continuing legal education (CLE) series that examines impact of the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct on select historic events of Watergate with surprising results – The Watergate CLE.

 

Two Predictions (Maybe Rants) About Donald Trump’s Presidency

23 Dec 2016

Predictions about the mercurial Donald Trump are risky. Nonetheless, I cannot hesitate from making two, which some may view as rants but both are fact based. First: Trump will somehow stiff the White House press corps. Second: Trump will violate his oath of office as president.

First Prediction: Trump and the White House Press Corps

This week Trump announced his core White House communications team: Sean Spicer, who has long been a spokesperson at the Republican National Committee (RNC), will become White House press secretary. Hope Hicks and Jason Miller, who have served as spokespersons for the campaign and transition, will become strategic communications director and communications director respectively at the White House—nondescript positions having something to do with communications. Dan Scavino will be social media director—a post I’ve never heard of at the White House, but Twitter is important to Trump. Finally, Kellyanne Conway, who served as Trump’s last campaign manager and as a senior adviser to the president-elect, will serve in the White House as a counselor. Presidential counselors typically have no line authority in the White House rather float about doing what the president wants them to do in their area of expertise.

This media-relations team has been with Trump since the final days of his campaign and during the transition. No real staffing surprises, although rumor had Kellyanne—the mother of four—not wanting to take on full-time work in Washington rather work for the non-profit PAC being set up to push Trump policies outside of the government structure. Kellyanne could have undoubtedly earned more money and had greater flexibility not being on the White House staff. Her post at the White House appears a win for Rebecka Mercer, the daughter of the billionaire hedge fund operator, who brought Kellyanne and Stephen Bannon into the final days of the Trump campaign—pushing their candidate across the winning finish line.

Before turning to my first prediction, allow me to note that notwithstanding Trump’s complaints about his negative press-coverage (“the lyin’ press”), in fact, given the circumstances, Trump has received undeservedly favorable press coverage. With a few exceptions, the news media has given him a pass on his failure to produce his tax returns and disclose the nature of his many businesses; he was given a pass on his self-confessed sexual assault of countless women; the press largely ignored his longstanding connections with well-known New York area drug dealers and organized crime figures, and on and on and on. In breaking with norm after norm that have sunk other presidential candidates, the news media has allowed Donald Trump to get away with criminally outrageous behavior, setting a new low for national leadership.

But my biggest complaint about the news coverage of Donald Trump, the politician, the presidential candidate, now the president-elect, and soon to be the President of the United States, is his conspicuous and remarkable incompetence for the job. The news media—less a few outspoken commentators and columnists—is pretending like anyone can be the President of the United States, no prior experience necessary. News people seem to love his bellicose counter punching, hurling attacks at anyone who pinches his thin skin. They excuse his ignorance, and when he doubles down to hide it, they are confident he is developing a new and carefully considered policy. By any standard, the news media’s failure to address his utter lack of skills and knowledge to serve as president, the refusal to warn Americans and foreign nations that we are about to install a man who is totally unprepared for the job is breathtaking.

It was Leslie Moonves, executive chairman and CEO of CBS Television, who said of a potential Trump presidential campaign, “It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS.” But after he was elected the mantra of the news business has not changed. It appears Trump’s outrageous and democracy threatening behavior is all about what is good for news organizations—and the end of democracy as we cherish it will be televised.

I really did believe that after he won the election the news business would get serious with Trump if he did not get serious about the business of governing this country, yet the news coverage of the transition of the most unqualified man ever elected to the White House is as weak and wishy-washy as it was at the outset of his campaign. Given the license afforded the news business under the First Amendment, their collective conduct is approaching criminal negligence, standing by while Trump destroys the country so they can report the fall of America.

Of course, Trump’s election is not the first time Americans have chosen a president who knows little to nothing about the ways and means of Washington, not to mention the nation’s highest executive office: the presidency. To the contrary, it is something of a regular practice. For example, in varying degrees Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all required on-the-job training, initially relying heavily on their Washington-seasoned vice presidents to assist them in getting their presidencies up and running.

While Donald Trump cannot hold a candle to any of these men as far as their interest in government, their prior experience at governing, and their interest in performing well as President of the United States (a president-elect who is too smart to take the president daily intelligence briefing is not only too dumb to be president, but is not interested in the job), yet the news media examined the past presidents-elect far more intently than they are examining Trump.

While they are reporting on Trump, it is fluff stuff. It is information he wants reported. In the past, however, reporters were digging into who was doing what to get ready. I scanned dozens upon dozens of transition stories all the way back to Jimmy Carter. For example, by August 9, 1976—some three months before the election—Laurence Stern had an in-depth story for The Washington Post, “Transition Unit at Work for Carter: Low-Profile Carter Group Working on Transition Plan.” It was one of many such accounts, and the same occurred with Carter’s successor. Reporters Lee Lescaze and T.R. Reid began tracking Ronald Reagan right after his election, reporting the details of his plans for The Washington Post and never letting up. James Perry, writing for The Wall Street Journal on November 18, 1992, explained that “Early Symbolic Acts of Administrations Have Lasting Effect” as he probed the transition of president-elect Bill Clinton, comparing it to predecessors. Robert Pear reported “Behind the Scenes, Teams for Both Candidates Plan for a Presidential Transition” in the September 21, 2008, New York Times, about the work of both candidate John McCain and Barack Obama. To mention only a few.

News accounts, television reports, and when they arrived blogs dug far deeper into past transition than is now occurring with Trump. My perusal of this material along with historical accounts after the fact reveal that pundits, historians, and political reporters largely agreed that rookie presidents Carter, Clinton and Obama relied on their vice presidents (Walter Mondale, Al Gore and Joe Biden) most heavily at the outset, but after they devoted countless hours of study to learning about their new jobs, they relatively quickly came to understand the workings of the high office they held and became adept presidents. Trump has made it clear he does not like briefing books, nor does he read history. This puts him alongside Reagan and Bush II, both of whom enjoyed the pomp of being heads of government, but they never stopped relying heavily on their vice presidents (George H. W. Bush and Dick Cheney) for the daily grind of being head of the executive branch of government.

Watching the formation of Donald Trump’s presidency, the press coverage is disappointingly weak and thin. As president, he is clearly going to govern much like Reagan and Bush II, where someone else does the heavy lifting. But this conspicuous fact is being totally ignored in the transition news coverage. Who is doing that lifting now: Vice President-elect Mike Pence? Chief-of-staff-designate Stephen Bannon? Son-in-law Jared Kushner? Daughter Ivanka? Outsider Rebekah Mercer? And why are reporters unable to learn what is really going on in the Trump Tower transition operation?

The answer to these questions is clear. Transition coverage has been much like Trump campaign coverage, and it does not bode well for coverage of the Trump White House. The news media is so fixated with Trump himself, along with his endless need to consume all the oxygen in any room where they are all together, that they are totally ignoring how he is preparing for his presidency. This is what sells.

In addition, much of the mainstream press is afraid of Trump, fearful he will cut them off from all access. In fact, I predict he will do just that. Nixon did it. He occasionally banned reporters from the White House. He went around the White House press corps to state and local news organizations. It has been almost 150 days since Trump held a press conference. Nixon used to go as long as he could, and unlike Trump, he was good at press conferences because he studied for days for them. Trump is not good at press conferences because he does not have good answers for the questions he will likely be asked, not to mention he is not inclined to study and prepare, so he knows he will likely embarrass himself. Just as during the campaign, Trump is conspicuously unprepared to answer questions.

Trump is going to be much harder on the press than Nixon. He has seen their weakness, and knows his core followers are with him. If the press was not collectively gutless, they would be yelling that we are watching a train wreck, but the news media is pretending this is not happening. Rather they are pretending that this is a normal presidential transition. Which brings me to my second prediction.

Second Prediction: Trump Will Breach His Oath of Office

It appears that at noon on January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” This will, of course, make him the President of the United States. I doubt, however, that Trump will honor his oath. My reason is rather simple, Donald Trump is far worse than Richard Nixon—a fact about which I will have more to say about in the future.

Guest Category: History, News, Politics & Government
Neil Gaur Director of Portal to Ascension
Guest Occupation: Neil Gaur Founder of Portal to Ascension
Guest Biography:

I: A message from Neil: How it all started…

I was raised in a Hindu family and I pretty much considered myself an atheist Hindu. I say this because I would do all the rites and rituals that my family told me to, but I never truly believed. I just did what I did because it was expected of me. When I graduated high school in 2000 and went to Cal State Fullerton I began interacting with a variety of different people and exploring a range of music. I began writing poetry that, in turn, became spoken word pieces that I would present at open mics in Orange County. My poetry portrayed a lot of confusion, questions and a spiritual connection to life with an underlying feeling that something is missing or out of place. As a freshman in college I discovered a series of videos from 3 individuals: Nassim Haramein, Jim Self & Jordan Maxwell. I started watching a ton of videos taking me down all sorts of rabbit holes. I found out about the Sumerian Civilization and the ancient Extraterrestrial race known as the Annunaki. This led me to Zachariah Sitchen and Erik von Danken’s work with the Sumerian Scriptures.

II: Transformation

This awareness took me back to the religion I was raised in, Hinduism. I looked at this faith from an entirely new perspective… dissecting all that I could. The information on vibration and connection to quantum physics and the universe that was portrayed in the Sumerian Scriptures were very similar to the Hindu text. The Hindus speak of vibration and frequency and how this connects to meditation and other holistic practices. There were too many coincidences. I then began to realize that a lot of cosmic truths of our existence were hidden within the Hindu scriptures.

My mind was blown. I was reading translations of the Sumerian scriptures that were the exact same stories found throughout other religions in the world. However, these scriptures dated back 1000’s of years before the world bibles spoke of the same stories. I also discovered that these similar stories were talking about a race of Extraterrestrial beings. The Annunaki who came from a planet called Nibiru, which is the 10th planet in our solar system that has an elliptical 3600 year orbit around our Sun. This information lead me to the notion that either the majority of major religions in the world are inherently wrong because they are taken from these texts, or all the world religions are actually talking about Extraterrestrial beings.

This made a lot of sense to me and I went down the rabbit hole of information and awareness. I delved deep into the conspiracies and the corruption. I felt that there was a disconnection in the world and that we as a species are wandering aimlessly allowing ourselves to be manipulated and controlled. I was so angry, feeling that I had been lied to my entire life. That everything I know was wrong; however, I also felt reassured that I had always known something was not right. I stayed in the darkness for a while, a bit scared and very confused. I wanted to do something and help shift the consciousness on the planet.

III: Breakthrough

In 2006, after 6 years of intense research, I created a Facebook group called “2012 Consciousness, Mind, Evolution and Presence”. I created this group because I was interested in knowing who would join and sharing all this information with my friends. Within a matter of months 100’s of people began joining and within a year we had a few thousand members. In 2007, I had a download in which I was called to change the name of the group to “Consciousness: Evolution and Presence”, and then a few months later to “Cosmic Consciousness: Presence”, until eventually in summer of 2008 I had a dream in which I was told that the name of the organization will be “Portal to Ascension”.

That was the same exact Summer I was laid off as a financial analyst and I met a group of individuals that became my soul family. Summer of 2008 was when Portal to Ascension was born in spirit, in physicality and with direction. Soon after we conducted our first event at a holistic center in Costa Mesa, California called “Ginger’s Garden Wellness Center”. From that moment up until today we have been creating revolutionary events that ultimately lead to two conferences (Cosmic Reunion 2012 and Cosmic Reunion: Fourth Density) in 2012 and then into our state of the art online webinar platform we are currently using.

It has been an amazing ride of self-discovery and adventure creating and evolving with Portal to Ascension. Every time I change direction in life and move away from creating events and putting my energy in Portal to Ascension, I am always lead back to this ‘work’ through synchronicity. I now know more than ever that this is my life mission. To bring together great minds and revolutionaries to inspire and increase awareness all around the world so we may shift our reality to one based on the principles of unity and love; as well as create a platform to show everyone on the planet who they are and what their true potential is.

Guest Category: Paranormal, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Science, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Theory & Conspiracy
Colin James Martin
Guest Occupation: Musician
Guest Biography:

COLIN JAMES MARTIN

Colin James Martin arrived in Los Angeles in August of 2016 with one goal in mind – to pursue his visionary dreams. Living out of his car and recording his first solo music album in laundromats and coffee shop patios, Colin has truly embodied like few others the home-free lifestyle of a dedicated artist while remaining steadfast and dedicated to following his heart. He shows up in life as an example of humility and gratitude in a world drenched with fear and uncertainty. A true revolutionary and community builder, this young man has a lifetime of achievement ahead that our human family shall ALL benefit from. Look for him on the big screen, the record store, and on the street corner, wielding his crystal laden guitar, offering a song from the heart.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Music
George P Kansas and Tracey Trottenberg
Guest Occupation: corporate training, entrepreneurs, keynote speakers, Conscious Communication experts
Guest Biography:

GEORGE P. KANSAS and TRACEY TROTTENBERG

With a combined 50 years on stage, George and Tracey joined forced to teach “Messenger training from the inside out.” Together, they help women in business, speakers, authors, coaches and entrepreneurs to step into their authentic voice and own any stage. Through live events and unique coaching programs, Tracey and George gently guide women through a deep dismantling of egoic attachments, replacing them with empowering truths, turning Spiritual Practice into Practical Business Strategy.

With years of experience in corporate and corporate training, and as an entrepreneurs, keynote speakers, master trainer, Conscious Communication experts, George and Tracey have spoken to, trained and coached tens of thousands of people internationally. Tracey has shared the stage with luminaries such as Les Brown, Lisa Nichols, Marianne Williamson and more. George is a recognized coach to performers, athletes, C-suite executives and entrepreneurs for nearly three decades, having shared the marquis with inspirational greats Zig Ziglar, Denis Waitley and Brian Tracy. As an expert in Feminine Leadership, Tracey co-authored the 3-category Amazon Bestseller “Faces of the New Feminine Leadership” and was a top ten finalist in “North America’s Next Greatest Speaker” competition. George has written 8 books, is a former lawyer, single dad, two time cancer survivor and now “presence advisor” to some of America’s most noted rock musicians. Together, what sets George and Tracey apart is the love that is infused in everything they do, speak, teach and create.

Together, this due Co-hosts the popular women’s empowerment event, “Own, Honor and UnleashTM” and the unique messenger training program “Speak with SoulTM” as well as the podcasts “The Deeper Conversation” and “Prosperity Playground”.

George and Tracey have invested their lives in the intellectual and spiritual understanding of conscious communication. They’ve seen first hand the power words can have. They’ve invested their lives in understanding how. Whether exploring the depths of spirituality or discussing leadership strategies for the 21st century – or both – George and Tracey provide valuable inspirational insight because over their lives, they’ve done it. The programs offered by Amazing Women International, Inc. have been called the Harvard MBA of Conscious Communications. Together, this dynamic duo guide Messengers ready to create, embody and lead transformational conversations in our world. Tracey and George founded “Voices for the Voiceless;” a not-for-profit fund to support women, children, animals, cancer survivors and mother Earth.

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help, Inspirational, Motivational, Spiritual
On a mission to show 1 MILLION people how to take control of their life, discover their passion, and unlock their GREATNESS within!”
Guest Occupation: Entrepreneur, speaker, author and personal development coach
Guest Biography:

Meiyoko Taylor is an entrepreneur, speaker and personal development coach. He is passionate about helping others improve their lives by providing them with the tools and resources to fuel their Passion, Purpose, and Profits. He wrote the free eBook: “Habitude: A Step by Step Guide to Busting Bad Habits and Creating Good Ones.” Meiyoko's latest book is called “Find Your Amazing- 5 Steps to Transforming your life”, where he helps readers unlock their true potential and create their own version of success.

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Technology, Variety
 'Bride of Chaotica' guitarist Bill Bechtel on The Ray Shasho Show
Guest Occupation: Guitarist,Keyboardist,Arranger
Guest Biography:

BRIDE OF CHAOTICA RELEASES NEW CD

 'GHOSTS ON TELEVISION'

GUITARIST BILL BECHTEL SPECIAL GUEST

ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW

Ghosts. On. Television. Fleeting images on the screen, there and gone. Until they return again, conjuring up the past. The present. And sometimes the future ...

Bride of Chaotica's new fourteen song CD serves as a tribute to over a half century of television, broadcasting an array of exotic instrumental tracks ranging from the eerie elegance of the Pink Floyd - meets - Happy The Man incandescence of "Traumerei", to the intense firestorm impact of "Pagan Jeopardy", to the futuristic rendition of the '60's Top 40 folk-rock classic "California Dreamin", Additionally, the band's "live-studio" recording philosophy is embellished here with additional brass, woodwinds, keyboards, and strings on many of the tracks, creating a whole new listening experience for the trio's long time fans and supporters.

With the band's new emphasis on their classic British psychedelic-rock leanings, and deployment of the concise background arrangements that were first displayed on last year's EP 'Winter Tales', Bride of Chaotica's material is now shaded with instrumental drama only hinted at on their 2012 debut 'Bamboo Transistor'.

The new tracks on 'Ghosts on Television' are 3-D micro-movie soundtracks unto themselves, and yet they still feature the trademark Bride of Chaotica analog live classic-rock sonics that are the stock in trade for guitarist-keyboardist-arranger Bill Bechtel, bassist/synth-bassist Robert "Red" Redmond, and drummer/percussionist Tim Tuthill, who have been performing at festivals, clubs, art galleries, city parks, and video facilities on Florida's west coast since 2009. Taking their name from a classic 'Star Trek: Voyager' episode, the group's debut CD received rave reviews in international publications like 'Progressive Magazine', '10 Pages', and 'Big
Takeover Magazine'; and tracks from both the band's debut and subsequent EP 'Winter Tales' were featured on college and independent radio stations across the country and on National Public Radio's syndicated show "Undercurrents". Bride of Chaotica's new CD 'Ghosts on Television'  released on January 14th, 2017
by Longview Records. The release coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first Human Be-in, a gathering of the new counterculture tribes in the San Francisco area at Golden Gate park that drew an audience of 20,000 people and featured speakers such as Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg and music by the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, and other bands of the new psychedelic era.

Bride of Chaotica's latest CD 'Ghosts on Television' is available from CD Baby, I-Tunes (through CD Baby), Amazon, and GooglePlay.

Influences: Bride of Chaotica's arrangements are influenced by late '50's- early '60's cool-jazz era artists (Miles Davis/John Coltrane/Wes Montgomery), '70's fusion groups (Return to Forever/Mahavishnu Orchestra), and British psychedelia (Jimi Hendrix/Cream/Pink Floyd).

To purchase ‘Bride of Chaoticas’ exciting new CD entitled 'Ghosts on Television' visit CD Baby or amazon.com.

For further information and concert date information about Bride of Chaotica visit …  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrideOfChaoticaBand

Guest Category: Music
Medea Benjamin
Guest Occupation: Author and American political activist and co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK
Guest Biography:

Medea Benjamin is an American political activist and the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. Described as "one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday, and "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. She received numerous prices, including: the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Peace Prize by the US Peace Memorial, the Gandhi Peace Award, and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Award. She is a former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health Organization.

In 2000, she was a Green Party candidate for the California Senate. During the 1990s, Medea focused her efforts on tackling the problem of unfair trade as promoted by the World Trade Organization. Widely credited as the woman who brought Nike to its knees and helped place the issue of sweatshops on the national agenda, Medea was a key player in the campaign that won a $20 million settlement from 27 US clothing retailers for the use of sweatshop labor in Saipan. She also pushed Starbucks and other companies to start carrying fair trade coffee.

Since the September 11, 2001 tragedy,  Medea has been working to promote a U.S. foreign policy that would respect human rights and gain us allies instead of contributing to violence and undermining our international reputation. She has organized many protests against the U.S. interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria. Medea has also been on the forefront of the anti-drone movement. Her direct questioning of President Obama during his 2013 foreign policy address, as well as her trips to Pakistan and Yemen, helped shine a light on the innocent people killed by US drone strikes. She published Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control in 2013. She also organized the first-ever international drone summit and lead delegations to Pakistan and Yemen to meet with drone strike victims and family members of Guantanamo Bay prisoners. She wrote the forthcoming book Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection, and organized an international summit on Saudi Arabia in March 2016.

Her work for justice in Israel/Palestine includes taking numerous delegations to Gaza after the 2008 Israeli invasion, organizing the Gaza Freedom March in 2010, participating in the Freedom Flotillas and opposing the policies of the Israel lobby group AIPAC. In 2011 she was in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian uprising and In 2012 she was part of a human rights delegation to Bahrain in support of democracy activists; she was tear-gassed, arrested and deported by the Bahraini government.

Benjamin is the author of nine books and her most recent is ‘DRONE WARFARE’. Her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, Alternet, The Other Words, and TeleSUR. Medea can be reached at: medea@codepink.org or @medeabenjamin.

If you'd like to book Medea Benjamin for an event or have questions about an event listed below, please contact Brienne at brienne.pa@gmail.com.

Guest Category: History, News, Politics & Government, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Jennifer Taylor
Guest Occupation: Author, Life Coach
Guest Biography:

Have you been told that if you follow your Heart, the money will come?  And did you find out that this wasn’t quite true for you? 

Like many of you, Jennifer quit her “real job” to embark on a career in healing work.  And she was dismayed and surprised to discover that the money did not come! 

What did come was debt and stress about money!  Here she was - following her heart, helping others, and yet wondering where was the love for her! 

Jennifer asked herself..... "Why was I struggling financially?"  

"How did I manage to accumulate $135,000 in debt?!!"

"Where was this magical support I was supposed to receive from the Universe?"

She was definitely angry at the Universe and angry at God for not providing for her when she was working so hard to help others.

And then she had a wake-up call.  Jennifer had an “Ah Ha” moment at one of the lowest points in her life.  She realized a key mistake that she was making with her relationship to her mission and my money.   Once she had this realization, she started to turn things around…

Especially now that the holidays are coming, people are feeling the financial pressure...
Many people out there are struggling financially and I would love for you to lend Jennifer's call to develop for the group of people that are spiritually in tune, are passionate about their life purpose and yet Love Incorporated is a guide to connecting with your innate wisdom and creating a truly magical and fulfilling life.  You don’t need to sacrifice your passion, joy, values, or integrity to have an abundant life.  Doing what you love is actually instrumental in creating true success.

Love Incorporated will inspire you to follow your heart and live the life of your dreams!

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Love & Relationships, Philosophy, Personal Development, Inspirational, Motivational, Access Consciousness

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