05/12/16 RTIR E-zine: Conservative Today, New Grads, Spring Cleaning Your Body

May 12, 2016

What is a Conservative Today?
02. Ryan VS. Trump – Who’s Out of Step?
03. Obama’s “Orwellian” Visit to Hiroshima
04. Zika Virus – What You Need to Know
05. Planets, Planets Everywhere!
06. Prince Probe Focuses on Opioids
07. Actress Charlotte Stewart
08. Gift Ideas for the Unemployed, Indebted Grad
09. Grad Career Advice – The Interview
10. How New Grads Will Change the Workplace
11. Detox: Spring Clean Your Body
12. The Golden Spice Big Pharma Hates
13. Everyone Welcome at this Bathroom
14. Keep Kids Entertained & Educated this Summer
15. Trump-Spoofing Card Game

1. ==> What is a Conservative Today?

New reports say House Speaker Paul Ryan wants Donald
Trump to more clearly commit to conservative principles
and work to unify the party. But what does that mean?
Contributing editor at The American Conservative
magazine, Kelley Vlahos says, “Classical conservatism
fully embraces the free market. But government actions
— including those backed by Democrats as well as
Republicans — like subsidies to various industries,
distort the free market.”But lots of people who
identify as conservative adopt positions not typically
thought of in those terms. There are writers we publish
at The American Conservative who embrace living off the
land. They are adamant environmentalists. They want to
conserve the environment. They want to be left alone.
This runs contrary to a Sarah Palin who seems to take
pride in running roughshod over the environment.”
Vlahos is a Washington, D.C-based writer. Contact her
at (703) 470-3759, kv@kelleyvlahos.com, @KelleyBVlahos

2. ==> Ryan VS. Trump – Who’s Out of Step?

According to Linda Benesch, a strategist at Social
Security Works says, “One unfortunate consequence of
the rise of Donald Trump is that many media outlets are
portraying other Republicans, chiefly House Speaker
Paul Ryan, as less extreme in comparison. In fact,
Ryan’s plans to slash Social Security, Medicare, and
Medicaid are wildly out of step with the American
people. While Trump is no friend to Social Security, he
has been running against cuts this year, and Republican
primary voters have taken notice.” Linda Benesch is a
digital and communications strategist at Social
Security Works, a national organization working to
protect and expand the Social Security system. Contact
her at 202-637-3959; lbenesch@socialsecurityworks.org
or Lacy Crawford at (202) 637-3961; (252) 292-6088 or
lcrawford@socialsecurityworks.org, @SSWorks

3. ==> Obama’s “Orwellian” Visit to Hiroshima

President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima during the
Group of Seven summit later this month. The visit will
be the first to the A-bombed city by a sitting U.S.
president and Joseph Gerson thinks it’s an opportunity
to shine a light on the danger of nuclear
proliferation. “The symbolism of Obama’s visit has the
potential to focus world attention on the increasingly
urgent need to abolish the world’s nuclear arsenals,
which could end all life as we know it. …The best way
to divert attention from the world’s 7,000 nuclear
weapons and $1 trillion in spending for a new
generation of nuclear weapons and their delivery
systems would be a distracting, symbolic and Orwellian
presidential visit to Hiroshima.”  Joseph Gerson is
director of programs for the American Friends Service
Committee in New England. His books include “With
Hiroshima Eyes: Atomic War, Nuclear Extortion and Moral
Imagination,” and “Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S.
Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World.” Contact
him at (617) 661-6130; (617) 216-0576 (cell) or

4. ==> Zika Virus – What You Need to Know

Concerns over the Zika virus continue to build with new
research showing a clear link to severe brain damage in
babies born to infected mothers. Some health experts
are now warning this summer’s Olympic Games in Brazil
could spark a worldwide health crisis and should be
canceled or moved. How serious is the issue for
Americans not travelling abroad? Invite Dr. Jim Roach,
a leading integrative practitioner, to share what the
virus is, who is most at risk, and ways to prevent it.
He’ll even discuss anti-viral strategies and give ideas
on how to protect against brain shrinkage even when
Zika-infected. Jim Roach, MD, has appeared on numerous
radio and TV programs. He’s a speaker, consultant,
educator, researcher, and widely sought clinician with
patients from across the country. He is also author of
“God’s House Calls” which discusses spiritual near-
death experiences of his patients and seeks to de-
stigmatize spiritual experiences. Contact Dr. Roach at
(859) 846-4453 (office);  jproach@aol.com

5. ==> Planets, Planets Everywhere!

Astronomers working with data from the Kepler space
telescope have announced the verification of a stunning
1,284 new exoplanets, worlds orbiting other stars.
Invite NASA expert Rod Pyle to discuss the find, and
what that means. “These are the 99% probable out of
4,300 candidates. More will probably be vetted. About
550 could be terrestrial, or somewhat like Earth. Most
of these are close to their parent star, because with
their faster orbits they are easier to spot. Longer
orbits like Earth’s take much more observing time. Not
bad for a crippled mission on its last legs.” Rod Pyle
has written several books and produced numerous
documentaries for the History Channel and Discovery
Communications, including the acclaimed Modern Marvels:
Apollo 11. He has lectured at NASA’s Johnson Space
Center, and written for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Caltech, LiveScience, and Space.com. His most recent
book is “Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover
Mission.” Contact him at (626) 399-4440;

6. ==> Prince Probe Focuses on Opioids

While officials have not yet publicly commented on what
killed Prince, attention has increasingly turned to the
possible involvement of opioid pain killers.  The music
legend reportedly lived with chronic hip and ankle
pain, and in 2010 had hip replacement surgery and was
prescribed Percocet to deal with continuing pain, just
like millions of other people. Chronic pain treatment
expert Cindy Perlin says, “The reality is that most
prescription painkillers are prescribed by doctors
whose medical school training included less than two
hours of training on pain. They get most of their
“education” about pain from pharmaceutical company
representatives!” Perlin says better, safer pain
treatments like low level laser therapy, massage and
marijuana work, but many insurance plans won’t pay.
That’s why she’s started a petition on change.org
asking President Obama and Congress to pass a law
requiring health insurance to pay for all proven
treatments for chronic pain and to require physicians
to be educated about them. Perlin is a licensed social
worker, and certified biofeedback practitioner who has
appeared on numerous radio and TV programs. She’s the
author of “The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The
Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free.”
Contact her at (518) 439-6431; cperlin@nycap.rr.com

7. ==> Actress Charlotte Stewart

Millions of fans know Charlotte Stewart as the beloved
schoolteacher Miss Beadle on the iconic TV show Little
House on the Prairie. But there’s a lot more to share
when Charlotte shares her no-holds-barred, heart-
breaking and ultimately joyful account of 50 years in
film and television. Whether it’s a back-stage pass to
Hollywood’s cocaine-fueled glory years in the 1970s –
including her celebrated work with David Lynch — or
stories of her relationships and flings with some of
TV, film, and music’s biggest names including Jon
Voight, Richard Dreyfuss, Victor French, Tim Considine,
Bill Murray, and Jim Morrison. Ultimately, Charlotte’s
story is of a survivor. Six years after her career-
making role on Little House she’d lost everything and
was living on vodka and hotdogs. Today, she is set to
reprise her role of Betty Briggs in the new Twin Peaks
series to be seen on Showtime in 2017. Contact Harlan
Boll at (626) 296-3757; h.boll@dcpublicity.com

8. ==> Gift Ideas for the Unemployed, Indebted Grad

The Washington Post reports that more than 75% of
college students graduate without a job. They’ve also
got loans that average $30,000. So what do you give a
new grad that’s likely headed to the family basement to
figure things out? Sarah Brown, Ph.D. says, “The best
gift is encouragement and support. One of the reasons
grads have such a hard time is that they don’t know
what they want and what kinds of jobs play to their
passions, strengths, and needs.” Dr. Brown says good
gift ideas for grads that may need some guidance
include funding for an internship or a personality
assessment or counseling. Dr. Brown is the author of
“The Book of YOU,” a unique, personalized self-help
book. It’s based on the responses an individual gives
to a world-renowned personality assessment, The Birkman
Method, which generates a book just for the reader.
Contact her at (302) 521-9739;

9. ==> Grad Career Advice – The Interview

Looking for a job is hard– especially for college
graduates about to enter the job market for the first
time. “One of the most important conversations you will
ever have in your lifetime is the job interview
conversation,” says Debbie Silverman, a human behavior
specialist. From body language to using the right
verbiage, Silverman says , “The words we use in a
conversation and how we understand the silent
conversation—facial expressions, body language—is the
difference between dreaming about what you want and
actually getting it, in a job interview and in life!”
She’ll discuss how five simple steps will give you an
unfair advantage in the job market and explain the
difference between showing up to interview and showing
up to win! Debbie Silverman is a human behavior
specialist, NLP practitioner and the author of “It’s
Just a Conversation – What to Say and How to Say It in
Business.”  Contact her at (954) 610-1403;

10. ==> How New Grads Will Change the Workplace

Millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce by
2025. But according to Nick Gianoulis, founder of the
consulting and training company The Fun Dept., that
not-so-distant prospect should not send companies into
a panic. In fact, he views the presence of so many
workers born after 1981 as a positive force that will
shift the workplace in ways other generations could
only have dreamed about.  Gianoulis will explain why he
believes we are in the early stages of a workplace
revolution, what younger workers want in a corporate
culture, and how older managers can get the best from
millennials entering the workforce. The Fun Company has
been featured on CNN, BBC News, TedX, and in the
Washington Post. Nick spent 20-years in corporate
management with a company that embraced a “work hard,
play hard” culture. He is the coauthor of “Playing It
Forward.” Contact him at (302) 463-3819;

11. ==> Detox: Spring Clean Your Body

Spring is the season of rebirth and rejuvenation and
Dr. Roberta Kline says it’s also the perfect time to
detox your body. Not sure how to do that? Invite Dr.
Kline to talk about what types of detox are harmful and
which can really help. She says, “Detoxification is the
transformation and removal of harmful chemicals in our
body, and we all need basic supports including plenty
of clean water, exercise, and proper functioning of the
waste systems (bowel and bladder), along with the
proper nutrients. But what you need may be different
from what your coworker or family member needs.”  Dr.
Kline says our genes are responsible for making sure
our systems function properly, but until recently, it
was mostly guesswork. She’ll explain how to work with a
trained health professional to design a personalized
detox program. Roberta Kline, MD, FACOG is cofounder of
Genomic Solutions Now and NCG Health Solutions which
work to teach practitioners and their patients how to
use genomics to create personalized strategies for
optimal health. Contact her at (505) 231.6164;

12. ==>  The Golden Spice Big Pharma Hates

For every news story about the benefits of dietary
supplements, there always seem to be pharma-backed
experts who caution that we need more research in spite
of a huge body of evidence. Turmeric, the golden spice
that spans cultures making all types of food appear
more appetizing and taste delicious, is the spice that
big pharma – the multi-billion dollar industry that
protects its drugs like an angry mamma bear – hates.
Invite Dr. Michael Smith to discuss studies that show
how turmeric works as an anti-inflammatory, can lower
blood sugar and help relieve arthritis pain. It even
looks like it may stop some cancers in their tracks and
there are indications it may be helpful in combating
Alzheimer’s.  Dr. Smith can provide guidance about the
medicinal use of turmeric and its primary component,
curcumin, a real nutrition superstar. You’ll learn
where to find the spice (it’s in supermarkets and
health stores everywhere) and how it costs pennies on
the dollar compared to prescription drugs. Michael
Smith, M.D., is senior health scientist with Life
Extension and the author of “The Supplement Pyramid.”
He’s the long-time host of Healthy Talk on Radio MD.
Contact Sheldon Baker at (954)790-5512;

13. ==> Everyone Welcome at this Bathroom

The North Carolina law requiring transgender
individuals to use the bathroom matching the gender on
their birth certificate has had far-reaching effects.
Businesses, as well as religious and spiritual
communities have responded in a variety of ways. One
community has a welcome sign on their door: The Self-
Realization Community of Greater Washington, DC,
welcomes LGBTQ individuals to use the same bathrooms as
everyone else, whatever their identity or orientation
may be. Rev. Carol “Anandi” Richardson says, “While the
North Carolina law was passed supposedly for issues of
safety, in fact it is transgender, gay, and lesbian
individuals who are more likely to experience a lack of
safety in the bathroom.”  Rev. Carol “Anandi”
Richardson, M.Div., MPH has worked with gay, lesbian,
and transgender individuals who have experienced far
more discrimination than the average American. Contact
her at (269) 365-8939;

14. ==> Keep Kids Entertained & Educated this Summer

According to a recent survey, nearly 70 percent of
parents are concerned that their children spend too
much time in front of screens (cell phones, computers
and TV) and have fewer opportunities to use their
imaginations. Just in time for summer vacation — and
before your kids have the chance to utter the
inevitable phrase “I’m bored” — 2012 National Teacher
of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki can offer fun,
educational ideas to keep your kids engaged and
entertained this summer and help make reading fun. One
example comes from Honda’s Road Readers program. Timed
to family road trip season, this app provides free
access to a hundred children’s audio books to provide
an educational and entertaining alternative to the
usual car ride. Rebecca Mieliwocki can discuss this and
other fun suggestions to inspire kids to pick up a book
(and put down that phone!) and turn car time into
family quality time this summer. Contact John Angelo at

15. ==> Trump-Spoofing Card Game

The wild 2016 presidential campaign has inspired a new
card game that captures the colorful personality of the
haystack-haired GOP nominee. TrumpIt! The Art of the
Dealer Card Game combines familiar elements of classic
trick-taking games that use trumps, like Bridge and
Spades, with a dash of Crazy Eights-like
unpredictability. The challenge in TrumpIt!, says the
game’s inventor, Ron Schaumburg, is that the trump suit
changes with every trick. “Just like the candidate,” he
says, “TrumpIt never ceases to surprise you.” As the
game unfolds, players take turns being the Big Dealer.
The Apprentice does the grunt work, and while the Big
Dealer gets a “Big Hand”, everyone else gets small
hands. Contact Ron Schaumburg at (201) 788-8160

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