Archive for April 2015

How the cosmological and physical sciences should inform us about our concept of God and its relevancy in facing future challenges - Part 2 of a discussion with Dr. Nancy Ellen Abrams.

Dr. Nancy Ellen Abrams is a philosopher, historian, musician and attorney who addresses the interconnections between modern cosmology and science and cultural meaning, and areas where traditional myth informs science and vice versa.  She is a graduate of the University of Chicago in the History and Philosophy of Science and received a JD from the University of Michigan Law School. In the past she has worked as an attorney for the International Juridical Association in Rome, an European environmental law think tank, the Ford Foundation, and the US Congress’ Office of Technology Assessment.  Her husband, Prof Joel Primack is a renowned astrophysicist who first co-authored the theory of dark matter and dark energy.  In addition to two volumes co-written with her husband on the social relevance behind the cosmological sciences for transforming the world, she is the recent author of “A God That Could Be Real” which posits that a revisioning of our God concept in light of the new cosmological and physical sciences can have a major impact upon the future of the planet.  Her website is    

US government negligence in exposing US troops to dangerous chemicals, toxins and bioweapons and the coverup

Dr. Doug Rokke is an expert in depleted uranium and its health risks. Having served in the US armed forces for four decades, including combat duty in Vietnam and Gulf War 1, he is a retired Major who served as the US Army's Depleted Uranium Project Director in the mid-90s, and developed the congressionally mandated education and training materials for handling with depleted uranium incidents.

Dr. Rokke has taught nuclear, biological and chemical warfare and emergency medicine for 25 years and has served as an advisor to the CDC, the US Institute of Medicine, the US Senate, the Department of Defense and other federal agencies and departments. He is also a retired professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana.

Doug is included in Who's Who in America and has been nominated Who's Who in the World. Due to his outspoken concerns and warnings over depleted uranium’s horrible health risks to military personnel, he has been subject to ongoing retaliation by the Department of Defense who have for years denied any adverse health and environmental effects from uranium weapons.

He is the co-host of “Warrior Connection” heard every Sunday evening at 7:00 pm Eastern time on the Progressive Radio Network. 

Major Denise Nichols is a Chairwoman for the National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition.  She is retired Major and a registered flight nurse from the US Air Force having served in both the Vietnam and Gulf War campaign. During Operation Desert Storm she served on the border of Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Although her unit was theoretically in the exposure zone where depleted uranium demolition occurred, the Department of Defense did not include Air Force units among those under chemical threat. She has testified before Congress on behalf of veterans and has been interviewed nationally and internationally on issues concerning Gulf War Illness and Agent Orange.  Since retiring from the Air Force she has been a teacher on nursing faculties at several universities. The Coalitions website is

Captain David Winnett is a retired captain from the US Marine Corps and had served in the Corps for 20 years both as an enlisted marine and a commissioned officer. During Operation Desert Storm he served as the Transportation officer for multiple troop displacements. Later he was stationed at Guantanamo and assisted with Haitian refugee operations.  Following his retirement David worked for the California municipal services for 15 years and took on veteran advocacy activities full time.  He is a member of the Department of Defense’s Congressional Directed Medical Research Program for Gulf War Illness Research, which is dedicated to identifying effective treatments and diagnosis of conditions that effected upwards to 210,000 veterans during the Gulf War in the early 1990s.  He is also a published poet and administrates the largest closed group on Facebook dealing with Gulf War Illness. The Congressional Medical Research Program’s website is CDMRP.Army.Mil/gwirp

Clearing up the confusion about Russia and the new Russia-US cold war

Dmitry Orlov is a Russian-American engineer and author writing on the potential economic, environmental and political decline and collapse of the US and modern industrial culture.  He was an eye witness to the collapse of the Soviet Union and has researched extensively its causes and the reasons for the failure of both the Soviets and the Americans to predict and understand it accurately. Dmirty is very popular among the Peak Oil community such as Richard Heinberg and frequently writes on the looming energy crisis. 

He has written five books, notably “The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors Toolkit,”  and more recently collections of essays under the titles “Societies that Collapse” and “Communities that Abide.”  He publishes weekly on his popular blog and for the Energy Bulletin. Dmitry and his family currently live on a sailboat fitted with solar panels and the necessities to carry them through for many months.  

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