Sept 17, 2011 Show Archives/Podcasts Hour 1 Hour 2 Hour 3 Hour 4
Novelist Jeffrey David Payne joins Amerika Now for the first 2 hours to discuss his just-released book, Far From The War, a story written about a young girl serving as a page in the U.S. House of Representatives when rogue politicians and military leaders stage a modern-day coup d’etat. When the coup turns violent, she abandons DC for home and learns to survive on her own as transportation and financial networks fail and the ensuing civil war disrupts food and water supplies. The novel was written as a cautionary tale about political extremism and the true cost of war.
The possibility of a modern-day civil war seems to grow more resonant every day as pundits and political leaders begin to talk openly of widespread civil unrest and the possibility of new political violence in America. Although the book deals with a dark subject, the story is ultimately about how love and family serve as a refuge when nations and economies fail.
The author began by writing a fictional history of a civil war in America and its causes, but quickly realized that what he was speculating was beginning to become true. He speculated that a US sovereign credit rating downgrade and the shifting of commodity futures contracts, oil futures in particular, away from the dollar into other currencies would trigger a depression and destabilize the country enough for a civil war. That was years ago, and here we are in the wake of a real life downgrade and plans to trade oil in other currencies. As a result of writing the book, Payne was forced to re-examine his own political identity.
Jeffrey David Payne began writing at age seven when his work was selected for the Missouri young Authors Conference. Since that time, he studied Mathematics at DePaul University, Nuclear Engineering at the Naval Nuclear Power School, and co-founded a software company whose technology provides logistics support for some of the hottest entertainment properties in the world. His technical writing has been featured in several prominent journals and a play he wrote, Transition Team, was selected for the 2007 Kansas City Playwrights Festival. He is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and lives in Seattle with his wife and son.
For more information about Jeffrey and his book, please visit the website at http://www.rocheharborbooks.com/rh/jeffrey-david-payne/
PLEASE CALL 800-259-5791 TO SPEAK WITH JEFFREY DAVID PAYNE.
HOURS 3 and 4
Lamont Wood, author of Out of Place in Time and Space, joins the show during hours 3 and 4.
Evidence proves that history is not as straightforward as it appears to be. There are many examples of technology and beliefs appearing decades–even centuries–before they supposedly originated. The Apollo Program was outlined a century before it happened. A painting from the Middle Ages shows a flying toy helicopter. Ancient Greek computers and Roman death rays have been discovered. Even the Pacific Front of World War II was described 16 years before the war started!
The existence and documentation of these and many other events and anomalies impossibly ahead of their time are beyond dispute. Lamont Wood will be discussing these anomalies in depth, showcasing:
– Objects, beliefs, and practices from the present that show up in the past, long before they were supposedly invented.
– Personal careers that appear to have been founded on knowledge of the future.
– Roman-era machines that were hundreds of years ahead of their time.
– UFOs, never officially documented in any time period, yet still showing up in medieval paintings.
Lamont will show how these enigmas, taken together, show that history, and perhaps time itself, is not as straightforward as we have believed.
Lamont Wood is a journalist and freelance writer in the technology and history fields. He is familiar with the sometimes arbitrary distinction between cause and effect, and the subsequent gulf between what happens, what is experienced, what gets written, and what is understood. He has been freelancing for nearly three decades, writing for publications ranging from Scientific American and American Heritage to trade journals in Hong Kong.
Lamont lives in San Antonio, Texas.
For more information about Lamont Wood and his writings, please see the website at www.warwickassociates.net.
PLEASE CALL 800-259-5791 TO SPEAK WITH LAMONT WOOD.
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