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Thoughts & Prayers, Require Actions October 4, 2017

Posted by Richard E. Ward in Musings.
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Thoughts & Prayers
require
Policies & Actions.

Even so faith,
if it hath not works,
is dead, being alone.

James 2:17, The Bible
King James Version (KJV)

Thoughts & Prayers require Policies & Actions

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I Wonder Why I Have Always … September 23, 2017

Posted by Richard E. Ward in Musings.
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I wonder why
I have always
hurried
to get nowhere?

I wonder why I have always hurried to get nowhere? - Richard E. Ward

Be Practical & Expect Miracles the project is in the works August 11, 2017

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Be Practical & Expect Miracles: If you just take the first step every day has emerged as a project that is going to be manifesting as a Kindle ebook, ePub, iBook, app, workbook, online shop and who knows what else that I am beginning to create.

The base ISBN is 978-1-894057-39-4 (Kindle) and a placeholder cover has been created by me. Be Practical & Expect Miracles by Richard E. Ward is being published by Tydbyte Media.

Be Practical & Expect Miracles by Richard E. Ward. Be practical and expect miracles if you juts take the first step every day.

The ideas for this, and a number of other projects have been spinning and bubbling around in the aether for some time now with me posting this a few weeks ago. But things really started heating up over the past few weeks as things began to erupt and burble. After a week or so of mental and emotional chaos my spiritual clans emerged into a gathering with some wondrous input from friends past (Jeannette), present (Mandaza) and others. Wow.

So a new adventure of creativity begins. WooHoo. hahaha.

I Just Watched Ghost in the Shell and I Loved It August 4, 2017

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I just watched [easyazon_link identifier=”B06Y653L34″ locale=”US” tag=”richardewardcom-20″]GHOST IN THE SHELL[/easyazon_link] with Scarlett Johansson the live action update by director Rupert Sanders of the [easyazon_link identifier=”B0002RQ2T4″ locale=”US” tag=”richardewardcom-20″]Japanimation classic by Mamoru Oshii[/easyazon_link] and I loved it. I never saw the original Japanese anime or manga so I can’t compare.

In trying figure out what to write as a review I came across this review by Chris Struckmann and I loved his review.

Ghost in the Shell – Movie Review with Chris Stuckmann

I enjoyed the visuals and I thought the story was interesting. I hope you enjoy the movie if you watch it

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An Involuntary Spy: A GMO Thriller by Kenneth Eade June 16, 2017

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This spy thriller has it all with a GMO twist. Our food supply has been put at risk through corruption involving the CIA, Monsanto, Whitehouse, EPA, FDA and more. [easyazon_link identifier=”1492909777″ locale=”US” tag=”richardewardcom-20″]An Involuntary Spy: A GMO Thriller[/easyazon_link] by Kenneth Eade was a great read and also very informative with a lots of unnerving factual information about GMOs.

I just finished reading [easyazon_link identifier=”1492909777″ locale=”US” tag=”richardewardcom-20″]An Involuntary Spy[/easyazon_link] by Kenneth Eade, a two book series, and was captivated from beginning to end.

An Involuntary Spy is a spy thriller about a corporate scientist with conscience, a normal guy who is forced into being a spy to inform the world that the way GMO foods are being designed and produced are poisoning all of us. It also has a romantic storyline.

An Involuntary Spy Video Intro from from San Francisco Book Review Video

Credited With Shining The Light

[easyazon_link identifier=”1492909777″ locale=”US” tag=”richardewardcom-20″]An Involuntary Spy[/easyazon_link] by Kenneth Eade, published in 2013, been credited with shining the light on the “revolving door” between the agricultural and biotech industries such as Monsanto and government regulatory agencies such as the EPA and FDA. And of course the heads of these agencies are appointed by the President of the United States. This has been going on for decades.

[easyazon_link identifier=”1492909777″ locale=”US” tag=”richardewardcom-20″]An Involuntary Spy[/easyazon_link] is the story of Seth Rogan, a biologist for Germinat, the fictional biotech company, which, in the novel, is the largest one in the world.

Rogan was comfortable in his job until, while working on a project for the company’s genetically engineered (GMO) foods, he uncovered secret reports that had been hidden from the public by the company and the government.

He is charged with espionage, and flees to Russia, which he determines is the only safe place from where he can tell his story.

Solid Research in GMO Science

Kenneth Eade provides solid research in GMO science, government and international affairs to weave a terrifying story about how our food supply is being manipulated.

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Book Review Reprinted from San Francisco Book Review

http://citybookreview.com/an-involuntary-spy/

Seth Rogan is a dedicated nose-to-the-grindstone genetic biologist whose stellar lab and research skills at Germinat, a chemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation, earn him an opportunity to do a peer reviewed independent study on a new corn product called Bt corn. He has no problems with the fact that the corn has been engineered by using a gene found in the soil bacteria, Bacillus thuringienis (Bt).

Seth considers it a bit strange, though, that his report will be sent to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has jurisdiction over pesticides not food.

However, when his lab test results consistently prove that this new product is unfit for human consumption and its long-term effects on the ecosystem are nothing less than devastating, he has no choice but to submit these undesirable findings to the company.

When Germinat tables his report as non-conclusive, Seth is determined to find out what the company’s real motives are behind their genetically modified organism (GMO) product.

Little does he know that the pursuit for truth may cost him his life.

“Focusing on your own narrow needs creates apathy, which holds no benefits for anyone. The bait on a hook is always free, and sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can take it without being caught, but you will always be a puppet on someone else’s line if you don’t care enough about the big picture and let your tiny voice be heard. When it is combined with the tiny voices of millions of others, that is the real power.”

Seeking asylum in Russia under the protection of Yuri, a Russian spy, Seth takes on a new guise, George Aimers, and a new job as an English teacher in a local University. Now that life has calmed down a bit, he meets the beautiful Natasha. Though Seth maintains his altered persona and keeps his collection of highly classified information undisclosed, he, nonetheless, hopelessly falls in love with her. Their romance slowly brews while unhackneyed events and more spies creep up to nab Seth unaware. It is a matter of time whether he will be able to successfully disclose his guarded documentation to the American public, or be captured and eventually killed as a traitor to his country.

A Work Of Fiction, But The Threat Is Real

Best-selling author Kenneth Eade is not in the business of writing books purely for entertainment. An outspoken critic for pesticides and genetically modified food – a highly critical issue in today’s news – Eade has produced a story that he states “is a work of fiction, but the threat is real.”

About an Ordinary Citizen

Written in third person, [easyazon_link identifier=”B015FUB5PS” locale=”US” tag=”richardewardcom-20″]An Involuntary Spy[/easyazon_link] is about an ordinary citizen whose indomitable efforts to expose the truth about GMOs suddenly turns him into a “wanted man” by the U.S. government.

Eade’s choice in designing a highly intelligent, yet socially awkward, character is a perfect complement to the many whistleblowers who have graced history over the years. Much like Seth Rogen, these people are not James Bond figures, but simple, everyday folk who have risked their lives and, as Seth puts it, exposed “reports to help my fellow Americans, not to betray them.”

Eade’s use of alternating chapters between Seth’s altered life and the events that lead up to it – as well as plethora of unnerving factual information about GMOs – is not only a clever literary tool, but it also keeps readers entirely engaged.

2014 Rone Award Nomination

Nominated for a 2014 Rone Award in mysteries/thrillers, [easyazon_link identifier=”1492909777″ locale=”US” tag=”richardewardcom-20″]An Involuntary Spy[/easyazon_link] is absolutely riveting, suspenseful, and an eye-opener to the controversial effects of genetically engineered food.

An Involuntary Spy is available on amazon:

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