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Archived Interviews #12


Leuren Moret - Depleted Uranium - The Real Story

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Leuren Moret was an Expert Witness at the International Criminal Tribunal For Afghanistan At Tokyo. She is an independent scientist and international expert on radiation and public health issues. She is on the organizing committee of the World Committee on Radiation Risk, an organization of independent radiation specialists, including members of the Radiation Committee in the EU parliament, the European Committee on Radiation Risk. She is an environmental commissioner for the City of Berkeley. Ms. Moret earned her BS in geology at U.C. Davis in 1968 and her MA in Near Eastern studies from U.C. Berkeley in 1978. She has completed all but her dissertation for a PhD in the geosciences at U.C. Davis. She has traveled and conducted scientific research in 42 countries. She contributed to a scientific report on depleted uranium for the United Nations sub commission investigating the illegality of depleted uranium munitions. Marion Fulk, a former Manhattan Project scientist and retired insider at the Livermore Lab, who is an expert on radioactive fallout and rainout, has trained her on radiation issues.

Leuren Moret has conducted research concerning the impact on the health of the environment and global public health from atmospheric testing, nuclear power plants, and depleted uranium. She has helped collect and measure radiation in 6000 baby teeth from children living around nuclear power plants, and helped The State of Louisiana (USA) pass the first state depleted uranium bill for mandatory testing of soldiers.

Articles she wrote on DU were translated into Indian languages to increase awareness. Her article "Depleted Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War" in the June 2004 WORLD AFFAIRS JOURNAL was translated at the request of the Kremlin for distribution throughout the Russian government. The LONE STAR ICONOCLAST, hometown newspaper of President Bush, interviewed her for a series of interviews, "What is depleted uranium?", which are now attached to US Congressman McDermott's 2005 depleted uranium bill HR 2410 in the US Congress. The newspaper did a second issue, March 1, 2006, titled "Have DU Will Travel". Her City of Berkeley 2003 resolution banning weapons in space was followed by a Space Preservation Treaty Resolution adopted by seven sister cities in British Columbia, Canada, contributing to Prime Minister Paul Martin's decision in February 2005 to abandon his secret agreement with President Bush to allow NMD in Canada.

Her research on divestment of pension funds from US weapons manufacturers was discussed on a Vancouver radio station in April 2005. The interview helped to make divestment, of $4.6 billion (in 251 US weapons manufacturers) in British Columbia (BC) pension funds, an issue for the May 2005 election platform in BC.
Leuren Moret is a Livermore nuclear weapons lab whistleblower, an Environmental Commissioner in the City of Berkeley, and testifies as a depleted uranium expert in the new documentary film BEYOND TREASON.

Leuren Moret Testimony: http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/2003/Leuren-Moret-ICT13dec03.htm

Find out more about - "Depleted Uranium"

http://www.chugoku-np.co.jp/abom/uran/index_e.html

Leuren MoretDuring the Gulf War in 1991, US and UK forces used a new weapon against Iraq. This new weapon, the depleted uranium (DU) projectile, is radioactive. Unlike atomic or hydrogen bombs, it involves no nuclear fusion or fission, but nine years after the end of the war, adverse health effects from DU exposure continue to manifest among military personnel and civilians in Iraq where the fighting took place, and among US and British veterans and their families. As I traveled through the US, UK, and Iraq to cover this story, I was confronted at every turn by the sad and frightening spectre of "discounted casualties,"- people exposed to depleted uranium and other toxic substances, and now tormented by leukemia and a whole array of chronic disorders.
(Akira Tashiro, senior staff writer )

Leuren Moret Testimony: http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/2003/Leuren-Moret-ICT13dec03.htm

Marsha Collier - The EBAYGIRL

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Ebay Business - 9 Books in One

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Marsha Collier ran her own retail marketing business for 15 years, The Collier Company. She previously worked for The Miami Herald, The Los Angeles Daily News and as General Manager of Dodger Blue, the official newspaper of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Through the Collier Company she published Southern California Auto Racing, and named "Citizen of the Year" in 1992 by the Northridge Chamber of Commerce.

Marsha Collier is one of the foremost eBay experts and educators in the world. With over 1 million copies of her books in print (with special editions for the UK, Germany, France, Canada, Australia - and an edition in Spanish), she is the top selling eBay author. Among her books, eBay For Dummies is the best selling book for eBay beginners while her eBay Business All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is the best selling title on operating an eBay business. Marsha also shares her eBay business expertise in streaming video at Entrepreneur.com's "Entrepreneur’s Coaches Corner;" and is Entrepreneur.com's online eBay columnist.

Along with her writing, Marsha is also an experienced eBay educator. She was one of the original eBay University instructors as well as a regular presenter at eBay Live. Marsha also hosted Make Your Fortune Online, a PBS special on eBay and online business that premiered in 2005. The show was the basis for her PBS premium five DVD set, Your Online Business Plan. She makes regular appearances on television, radio, and in print to discuss eBay commerce.

Marsha CollierMarsha earned her eBay expertise as on longtime seller on the site. She began her eBay selling career in 1996 as a means to earn extra money for her daughter's education. She grew her business to a full-time venture and was one of the first eBay PowerSellers. Nowadays you can find everything from autographed copies of her books to photo supplies, pet toys, and DVDs in her eBay store, “Marsha Collier's Fabulous Finds” and on her website. Though she operates her business as a part-time venture when not writing these days, her techniques still allow her to generate $80,000 in revenue from her sales annually.

Marsha currently resides in Los Angeles, CA

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The Cockamamy World of A. Yold <empty    >Leonard Laskow - Healing with Love

Leonard Laskow is a physician, trained at Stanford as an OB-GYN, who has studied the healing power of love for the past 25 years. He coined the term Holoenergetic Healing, by which he means healing with the energy of the "whole."

The principles of holoenergetic healing are presented in Dr. Laskow's breakthrough book, Healing with Love (Wholeness Press, 1992/ 1998). Highly recommended by Deepak Chopra, Larry Dossey, and Dolores Krieger, this book uses ancient and cutting-edge healing techniques, self awareness, energy work, and practical exercises to help one directly experience love as a healing force. In it Dr. Laskow describes his laboratory research, which documents the effectiveness of heart-focused holoenergetic techniques in significantly inhibiting the growth of tumor cells in tissue culture and bacterial growth in test tubes. The book, originally published in 1992 by Harper Collins, has sold over 30,000 copies in eight languages. In subsequent research, Dr. Laskow has shown that the molecular configuration and properties of water and the physical structure of DNA can be changed by conscious intention, imagery and love.

 


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Shane Joseph

Fringe Dwellers - a review by Donna Langevin, author of In the Cafe Du Monde and other books of poetry and winner of the Ray Burrell Award for Poetry

Immigrants, businessmen, professors, librarians, computer wizards, trades people, panhandlers, alcoholics, victims of incest, two ghosts who meet in the cemetery: what do these members of the enormous cast of author Shane Joseph’s characters have in common?
 
Highly readable and suspenseful, there is a common quest for well-being and happiness that unifies the cast. However, it is the individual journeys that make this book of short stories fascinating. Each character is a “fringe dweller” not necessarily because of economic status, social class or being a newcomer to Canada, but because he or she often has a past that has shut others out. The consequences are lives in which loneliness and isolation are paramount. Thus, each character must seek a kind of “personal redemption” by confronting the past in order to move on in positive ways.

Sound familiar? Dostoevsky, Conrad and many other writers have wrestled with a similar theme as their protagonists engaged in life’s struggles.

Shane Joseph who obviously draws on his own experience as an immigrant and his many career stints to create a sense of reality, dares to offer some plausible solutions. One’s fate is never changed by anything as momentous as a lightning bolt, miracle, winning a lottery or grand religious enlightenment. On the pilgrimage toward redemption the only “angels” in Fringe Dwellers are the flawed but kindly strangers encountered by chance. In Virtual Guy, a software consultant offers to share his hotel room with a business man when their flight is cancelled due to a snowstorm. Their interaction enables the latter to move on after his divorce and to revamp his career. In the title story, Vinod, an immigrant from India befriends Sid, an embittered war veteran. He drives him to a hospital where the staff is so caring that Sid ends up working at a hospice after his recovery. In Silence, Andrew a busy executive who had neglected his wife goes to a weekend retreat. As he holds the hand of a dying old man, he realizes “at that moment it was a good proxy” for his wife who passed away while he was on a business trip. Thus, simple acts of kindness and compassion allow the characters to atone and to reach out again.  In the powerful  Let My People Stay, this theme is played out on a grander scale. When her congregation of elderly white people becomes excluded by a Chinese congregation using her church, Rev. Julia Styles holds an outdoor service where all immigrant groups are welcome.

Sound preachy or simplistic? Shane Joseph is too thoughtful a writer to fall into the trap of formulaic writing. Sometimes a character is beyond salvation. In Rage, the woman suffering from incest finds release rather than redemption by murdering her brother. In many other stories the secondary characters fall by the wayside because they lack insight and the compassion that make change possible.

The well-crafted Fringe Dwellers is an appealing read because of the reliable and relevant theme of “second chances.”



The 7 Secrets of Sound Healing <empty    >Jonathan Goldman
The 7 Secrets of Sound Healing

Jonathan Goldman is one of the most highly recognized international authorities on sound healing. He founded the Sound Healers Association over twenty five years ago, establishing his name as one of the major pioneers and innovators in the field. A gold selling artist, he is an outstanding facilitator whose highly regarded workshops have been attended by many thousands throughout the world. His seminal book, HEALING SOUNDS, has been translated into numerous foreign languages and has received international critical acclaim. His recording of “Chakra Chants” remains one of the top selling healing music of all times.

Jonathan GoldmanAUTHOR

  • HEALING SOUNDS: The Power of Harmonics, Inner Traditions, 2001
  • SHIFTING FREQUENCIES, Light Technology, 1998
  • THE LOST CHORD, Spirit Music, 1999
  • TANTRA OF SOUND, Hampton Roads (March 2005)
  • THE 7 SECRETS OF SOUND HEALING, Hay House (March 2008)

 

  • Master's Degree from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA 1986 in Sound Healing
  • Founding Director of the Sound Healers Association
  • President of Spirit Music, Inc
  • Lecturing Member for the International Society for Music Medicine
  • Empowered by the Chant Master of the  H.H. Dalai Lama's Drepung Loseling Monastery to teach sacred Tibetan Overtone Chanting
  • Initiated as Hindu Swami by Swami Brahmananda
  • Lectures and teaches internationally, including major sound conferences & health expos – including in 2003: Prophets Conference, Science & Consciousness Conference, Wesak Festival, Healing Sounds Intensive, East-West Books, Solstice Institute 

Hosts monthly "Healing Sounds Radio Show" on www.Healthylife.net
 



 <empty    > <empty    >Antonia Jahusz - The Tyranny of Oil

The World's Most Powerful Industry - and What We Must Do to Stop It

The Tyranny of OilPulls back the curtain on Big Oil - uncovering virtually unparalleled global power, influence over elected officials, lax regulatory oversight, the truth behind $150-a-barrel oil, $4.50-a-gallon gasoline, and the highest profit in corporate history. Exposing an industry that thrives on secrecy, Juhasz shows how Big Oil manages to hide its business dealings from policy makers, legislators, and most of all, consumers. She reveals exactly how Big Oil gets what it wants - through money, influence, and deception. Juhasz then provides a clear set of meaningful and achievable solutions, including the break-up of Big Oil.

The Tyranny of Oil prepares readers for election 2008 - allowing them to interpret the constant stream of competing proposals and perplexing news stories about the economy and oil. It arms with the facts while guiding readers through the industry's rapacious history - demonstrating how the worst abuses of the robber-baron era are being revisited today.

Drawing on considerable historical research, Juhasz explores the parallels between today's companies and Standard Oil, the most powerful corporation of the early 20th century, whose stranglehold on the economy and government was broken only by the vision and persistence of activists and like-minded politicians.

It has taken nearly 100 years, but Standard's pieces have nearly been put back together. Since the 1990's, more than 2600 mergers have taken place in the U.S. oil industry. Juhasz traces a radical transformation in antitrust law in the U.S., concluding that many, particularly the largest of these mergers, should never have been permitted.

Gas prices: ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, Shell, and Valero control almost 60% of the U.S. refining market - roughly twice as much as the six largest companies controlled just 12 years ago - and more than 60% of U.S. gas stations. Thousands of independent oil refineries and gas stations have been bought up or pushed out, leaving a market dominated by a few oil giants.

Oil prices: Oil industry power also helps explain today's skyrocketing oil prices - not just the weak dollar, supply shortages, or rising demand - but rampant industry speculation. Juhasz demonstrates how as much as half of the price of a barrel of oil is largely determined by the actions of energy futures traders, including those working for and on behalf of Big Oil. Having succeeded in gutting government oversight and regulation, Big Oil has helped make oil futures one of the hottest, least monitored trading properties in the world. 

Politics: Juhasz reveals how Big Oil turns hundreds of billions of dollars in annual profit into unparalleled influence over local decisions, state governments, Congress, the White House, and the international arena. Through candid interviews and investigative research, Juhasz traces a tangled web of high-powered lobbyists, lawyers, and money.

Environment: She reveals Big Oil’s disingenuous claims that it's part of the solution to global warming - finding that in 2006 and 2007, no major oil company spent more than 4% of its expenditures on green energy, and most spent far less. Instead the industry is intent on pursuing the energy-intensive and pollution-heavy processes of wringing oil from shale and tar sands and offshore drilling - pushing the planet ever-closer to climate catastrophe.

War: Oil is not only about warming it is also about war. Juhasz uncovers Big Oil's role in the war in Iraq and a potential war against Iran. As Juhasz argues, you could study a map of Big Oil's overseas operations, the world's remaining oil reserves, and oil transport routes to predict the deployment of the U.S. military in the decades to come.

Solutions: The Tyranny of Oil enables readers to recognize the smokescreens Big Oil uses to obscure its role in the crippling of the economy, and to understand how Big Oil exercises its influence over the most pressing political questions of our day. Arguing that the elections offer a unique opportunity for bold change, Juhasz puts forward real solutions, including an immediate call to action for the break-up of Big Oil and a "Separation of Oil and State," challenging elected officials to renounce all oil company money.

Antonia JuhaszAntonia Juhasz is a leading expert on international trade and finance policy and the author of The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time.  A fellow with Oil Change International and the Institute for Policy Studies, she has served as an aide to two U.S. members of Congress and holds as Masters degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University. An award-winning writer and frequent media commentator, her work has been featured in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Petroleum Review Magazine, and Alternet.org. She has appeared on Kudlow & Company, National Public Radio's Diane Rehm Show and Marketplace, Washington Journal, Hannity & Colmes, and Democracy Now! among many other shows. She lives in San Francisco, CA.


 
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