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June 2009

June 4, 2009 - Randa Milliron - Google Lunar XPRIZE

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Randa Milliron is working with the Synergymoon project:

Randa Relich Milliron, Interorbital Systems’ co-founder, is also the corporation’s Chief Executive Officer. Confident in positions of leadership, her professional experience spans the television and film industries, and academia. She has served as a Television News Director and Producer at the US Military Station, AFN Berlin. For over a decade, Ms. Milliron has taught television production and communication courses at colleges in Europe and America, and is currently on faculty with the University of Phoenix. Randa holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Linguistics from Duquesne University. An award-winning television director/producer, Randa is in charge of all promotion, marketing and public relations. She is also involved in the aerospace engineering assembly and design, specializing in high temperature composite materials.

source: Reda Anderson

June 11, 2009 - Tom Putnam - Red White Black & Blue

On June 7, 1942 Japan invaded Alaska. 4,000 people died. Now, 60 years later, one man has come to take it back.

Tom Putnam at the Aleutians
Tom Putnam at the Aleutians

A Los Angeles Times Highlight and Prime Pick

"A wrenching look at a forgotten battle."
The Boston Globe

"With unerring visual acumen, Red White Black & Blue rescues the battle from oblivion while asking how 4,000 dead soldiers became an obscure footnote in history... Reveals the psychological scars of warfare with a resptect that doesn’t preclude deeper questions about morality."

"A fascinating look at a footnote of history that might have changed the war's outcome had the U.S not prevailed. Grade: A"
The Christian Science Monitor

"An invaluable history lesson and a window into two underappreciated heroes... Essential viewing."

Walk through one of the bloodiest battles of World War II with the soldiers who lived it. Through their eyes you’ll experience the complicated, and sometimes contradictory, mindset of a nation at war and what it really means to be an American hero.

"My job was to kill Japanese, and that's what I did." Bill Jones and Andy Petrus are the two toughest 85-yearolds you've ever met. Together, these life-long friends fought 3,000 Japanese in a secret Alaskan invasion during World War II. Now, 60 years later, these two forgotten heroes embark on an intense and emotional journey back to the remote Aleutian island of Attu, where they relive the brutal 19-day battle that the American government kept secret.

As Bill and Andy retrace their steps over this desolate, untouched battlefield -- a living museum littered with crashed airplanes, collapsing buildings, and unexploded bombs -- the line between past and present begins to blur and long-forgotten memories resurface with moving force.

Red White Black & Blue isn’t just one soldier’s story -- it is the story of every solider who faces an enemy he does not understand and returns home with scars that are slow to heal.

Walk through one of the bloodiest battles of World War II with the soldiers who lived it. Through their eyes you’ll experience the complicated, and sometimes contradictory, mindset of a nation at war and what it really means to be an American hero.

source: Vince Weatherby

June 18, 2009 - LADIES' NIGHT - Nonie Darwish

An interesting insight into Terrorism and Sharia Law

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New book from Nonie Darwish January 2009:
Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law

Nonie Darwish presents an insider's look at Sharia and examines how radical Muslim laws are destroying the Western world from within. Living under Sharia law for the first thirty years of her life,a virtual slave to Islamic law, Darwish never questioned or challenged her rights--or dared to even think about the validity of Sharia laws. She didn't try to examine what Sharia was, how it came about or why she followed it. "This is Allah's law," she was told, and she knew what awaited those who questioned Allah's law.

But she doesn't believe the lies anymore, and now she wants to share her experiences with the Western world. Cruel and Usual Punishment is an insider's look at how Muslims sacrifice their basic human rights to obey the archaic and brutal laws handed down to their prophet centuries ago.

Heed this warning: Sharia Law is attempting to infiltrate Western culture and destroy democracy.

[From the Editorial review at]

source: Reda Anderson

June 25, 2009 - Steve Krenzen – Expedition Africa

My real passion is exploring remote places, this desire has led me to the African Continent, and for me Africa offers the ultimate destinations for my explorations. The most exciting aspect of traveling Africa is meeting and connecting with the people and their amazing cultures.

Having traveled all the continents extensively (except Antarctica), I have conceptualized, planned, organized, participated, and led many expeditions throughout the world, including Africa, Asia, and the Americas. I have particularly enjoyed my many Expeditions into remote areas of Africa. My recent travels have taken me from South Africa to Libya, from Mauritania to Zanzibar and several destinations in between. For me, Africa is the ultimate place for my explorations.

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source: Allan Smith

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