Monday, June 27, 2016


A new study supports what a small group of military researchers has suspected for decades: that modern warfare destroys the brain which has huge implications for Veteran health Care. If Perl’s discovery is confirmed by other scientists, which I believe it already has, and if one of these bomb blast’s short-term signatures is indeed a pattern of scarring in the brain, similar to asbestos scarring of the lungs ~ then the implications for the military and for society at large would be vast. Much of what has passed for emotional trauma may be reinterpreted, and many veterans may step forward to demand recognition of an injury that heretofore could not be definitively diagnosed until after death ~ such as football concussions and related brain disease: Allen L Roland, PhD


“We talk about PTSD being a psychiatric problem ~ how people responded to the horror of warfare,” said Dr. Daniel P. Perl, the neuropathologist who led the study. “But at least in some cases, no ~ their brain has been damaged.”



Dr. Daniel Perl’s findings, published in the scientific journal The Lancet Neurology, may represent the key to a medical mystery first glimpsed a century ago in the trenches of World War I. It was first known as shell shock, then combat fatigue and finally PTSD, and in each case, it was almost universally understood as a psychic rather than a physical affliction.



Dr. Daniel Perl holds a slide with brain tissue that shows signs of a  bomb blast injury. The other slide shows a healthy brain. Credit Greg Kahn for The New York Times


Only in the past decade or so did an elite group of neurologists, physicists and senior officers begin pushing back at a military leadership that had long told recruits with these wounds to “deal with it,” fed them pills and sent them back into battle or another tour.


Excerpt:  " It is unclear how many of the 2.5 million United States service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan were exposed to blasts. A 2008 report by the RAND Corporation suggested that the number could be about 500,000. But some estimates suggest the problem could be greater: For example, a 2014 study of 34 living veterans from those conflicts found that a majority had experienced at least five blasts.

Explosions from roadside bombs, grenades and other devices produce a wide spectrum of injuries. Beyond the shrapnel and other objects that impale the head and body, the hurricane-force wind can blow troops off their feet, causing fatal head injuries and concussions on impact.

Less understood is how the blast wave ~ the pulse of compressed air that shoots in all directions faster than the speed of sound and arrives before the wind ~ affects brain tissue after crashing through the helmet and skull. Blasts are also believed to compress the sternum and send shock waves through the body’s blood vessels and up into the brain."  /  U.S. Soldiers hit by IED in Afghanistan (NO DEATHS) 5 min video ~  Hats off to the guy with the Helmet cam, a true professional. As soon as he was out of the vehicle, he wanted his rifle just in case...then shortly after that once he'd gathered his senses, he was telling people to check the ridge line.

See New York Times feature article  ~


One of those elite group of senior officers who pushed back at the military was Col. Bart Billings who has long advocated for a non-medicated approach for treating PTSD  and also wrote an article in the Navy Medical Journal on this subject in 2002 ~ Jan-Feb issue, page 21 ( see report ) ( ).


Colonel Billings ~ a clinical psychologist with a  34 year military career in both active and reserves has long spoken out regarding the growing evidence of psychiatric drugs regarding instances of over-medication, suicide and violence ~ as well as the VA's refusal to deal with the situation. See this important 8 minute Billings video interview ~



And of course, there is my demonstrated Heart Centered approach to PTSD which I have both facilitated over the past six years, at the Concord Vet Center, as well as mentored the past year as a heart centered volunteer consultant at the Vet Center ~ a soul and action centered program which concentrates on gratefulness and forgiveness and focuses on self-healing versus medication.



Bart Billing's important bestselling book is a must read and here's a 4 minute promotional video which explains its relevance. See video ~



"PTSD isn't a disorder. Ninety- nine percent of anybody that goes into combat is experiencing Post Traumatic Stress. It's a normal reaction to being in an abnormal environment " Colonel Bart Billings. (ret.) and Human Rights Winner



Allen L Roland, PhD

Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisor Allen L Roland can be contacted at Allen is also a lecturer and writer who shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web log and website He is also featured columnist on Veterans Today and is a featured guest on many radio and Television programs


Thursday, June 23, 2016


There is a reason that Donald Trump cannot be taken seriously ~ he continually blatantly fabricates and expects you to believe his self-serving assertions and lies. Many leading Republicans don't take Trump seriously but instead are guilty of wishful thinking regarding his self-proclamations and political ambitions. Perhaps we must seriously consider that Trump is in reality the perfect foil for Hillary Clinton ~ a Manchurian candidate or false flag candidate meant to serve as a constant political distraction with the purpose of coalescing public anger and disenfranchisement while reinforcing the growing public perception of Hillary Clinton as the lesser of two evils: Allen L Roland, PhD


As Trump's national campaign continues to falter and lose momentum ~ we must also face the possibility that it was always designed to fail and that the Trumps and Clintons are by design, with the massive help of the corporate media, engaging the public in a massive sting operation with only one shared purpose in mind ~ the Election of Hillary Clinton as President of the United States.


Since Trump has just publicly (NY Times) called Hillary "a World Class Liar " we need to immediately set this record straight.


Perhaps a reading of the collected Lies of Donald trump, as compiled by Gary Trudeau, may help us understand this political name calling food fight..


The collected lies of Donald Trump

“No one is more conservative than me.”
“No one is stronger on the Second Amendment than me.”
“No one respects women more than me. No one reads the Bible more than me.”
“There’s nobody more pro-Israel than I am.”
“There’s nobody that’s done so much for equality as I have.”
“There’s nobody who feels more strongly about women’s health issues.”
“Nobody knows more about taxes than me, maybe in the history of the world.”

“I have studied the Iran deal in great detail, greater by far than anyone else.”
“Nobody’s ever been more successful than me.”
“Nobody knows banking better than I do.”
“Nobody knows more about debt than I do.”
“Nobody’s bigger or better at the military I am.”
“I am the least racist person you’ll ever meet.”
“Nobody knows the system better than me.”
“Nobody knows politicians better than me.”
Nobody builds better walls than me.”
“Nobody knows more about trade than me.”
“There is nobody more against Obamacare than me.”


I rest my case, this is all political kabuki theater and unfortunately we are all becoming willing participants in this charade but we must add one more Trump rejoinder to the collection "nobody lies bigger and better than me"


Allen L Roland, PhD


Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisor Allen L Roland can be contacted at Allen is also a lecturer and writer who shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web log and website He is also featured columnist on Veterans Today and is a featured guest on many radio and Television programs

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


NBA king James and his court

It was high drama and a war of wills but a determined LeBron James was not to be denied. It was his heart stopping chase down block of Andre Iguodala's sure thing lay up in the last two minutes, Curry's inconsistency and unnecessary errant behind the back pass to Clay Thompson and Kyrie Irving's step back in your face three pointer in the last 30 seconds that not only brought a championship to champion starved Cleveland, Ohio ~ but also insured series MVP LeBron James his rightful place as the undisputed NBA King: Allen L Roland, PhD


“Strong-willed heart, always makes me feel so touched.
It reminds me about some 'fall and rise again' in my life.”
~ Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut


Zach Lowe, ESPN senior writer, describes LeBron's greatest blocked shot from out of nowhere ~

"He shot just 9-for-24 in the biggest game of his life, but his all-around genius carried the Cavaliers on both ends. There has never been a force quite like him in basketball: double figures again in rebounds and assists; the ability to switch across all five positions on defense; and the nastiest rim protection ever from a wing player. His chase-down block of Andre Iguodala that preserved an 89-89 tie with 1:51 left will go down as one of the grandest defensive plays.

"That is the greatest play I've ever seen," Cavs assistant coach Jim Boylan said after the game.


The moment so overwhelmed Boylan that even as the Cavs streaked back the other way, he turned to the coaches sitting beside him and declared LeBron's block the best play he had witnessed on any level."



LeBron James soared in the air to preserve a stalemate in the waning moments of Game 7, stalling the Warriors long enough to claim a Cavaliers title. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images



Of what he might take from Golden State's collapse, a process that ended with the Warriors unable to make a field goal in the final 4:30 minutes of Game 7, Stephen Curry said, "I won't watch the film of the game because it'll bring up too many bad memories. ... But understanding how I can control the game better and whether or not I'll be in that position again, I know I'll be better."


Curry was rightfully humbled by his team's collapse in the last four minutes and his missed shots played a role ~ but King James block of Andre Iguodala's shot in the last 2 minutes was a resounding message that this was King James night ~ and he was not going to be denied.


Single minded sacrifice, intention and purpose are the qualities of true heroes, both spiritually and athletically, and eventually can become the stuff of legends.


Allen L Roland, PhD


Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisor Allen L Roland can be contacted at Allen is also a lecturer and writer who shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web log and website He is also featured columnist on Veterans Today and is a featured guest on many radio and Television programs

Sunday, June 19, 2016


A referendum is being held on Thursday, June 23rd, to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. To many, Britain leaving the EU is the equivalent of escaping fortress Europe, with all its stifling rules, tariffs and regulations, as well as the growing possibility of a United States of Europe and new world order. As expected, Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama and the corporate media are solidly for maintaining the status quo but the bottom up forces of change are determined to rightfully be heard on June 23rd. Here's the movie, produced by the masses, to explain it to you and let's hope the votes are legally counted: Allen L Roland, PhD


London Mayor, Boris Johnson claimed that some opponents have been marginalized by the agents of Project Fear ~ the label used by Brexit campaigners to criticize the fear based tactics used by David Cameron and his corporate media allies backing the status quo and a Remain vote ~

"This is like the jailer has accidentally left the door of the jail open and people can see the sunlit land beyond ~ and everybody is suddenly wrangling about the terrors of the world outside. Actually it would be wonderful… It would be a huge weight lifted from British business."  Boris Johnson /  Mayor of London


Brexit: The Movie ~ lays bare the nature of the European Union - and shows why millions of Brits are voting to leave it.

Brexit: The Movie ~  blows apart the pro-EU propaganda, and makes the case for an independent, confident and outward-looking Britain

Brexit: The Movie ~ is a feature-length documentary film to inspire as many people as possible to vote to LEAVE the EU in the June 23rd referendum.

Brexit: The Movie ~ spells out the danger of staying part of the EU. Is it safe to give a remote government beyond our control the power to make laws? Is it safe to tie ourselves to countries which are close to financial ruin, drifting towards scary political extremism, and suffering long-term, self-inflicted economic decline?

Brexit: The Movie ~ shows a side of the EU they don't want us to see: the sprawling self-serving bureaucracy, the political cynicism, the lack of accountability, the perks, the waste, the cronyism, the corruption.

Brexit: The Movie ~ cuts through the patronizing intellectualism of the noble, higher goals of 'Project Europe', to reveal the self-interestedness of the political-bureaucratic class which runs and benefits from the EU.

Brexit: The Movie ~ highlights the danger of becoming a prisoner in an insular, backward-looking Fortress Europe. And it explores the exciting opportunities that open up to us when we look beyond the narrow confines of the EU ~ an example being Switzerland.

Brexit: The Movie ~ looks to the future, arguing forcefully and persuasively that it is safer and wiser to live in a country which is free, independent, self-governing, confident and global.

A Crowdfunded film for the British public as well as interested American observers and nervous EU members.

"Regarding the consequences of a Brexit, I have said that a deserter would not be welcomed with open arms. That is the stance of the commission as well as the attitude of other governments. And of course, it would have implications for voting patterns in other countries which are going in a direction that we do not wish for" : European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

Brexit : The Movie ~ is a crowdfunded production, financed entirely by donations from the public and is extremely well done. It was made possible thanks to the support of more than 1,800 backers, who raised over £300,000 with donations from as little as £1.  See article ~


Brexit : The Movie ~ 60 minutes ~



"First they make us pay in our taxes for Greek olive groves, many of which probably don’t exist. Then they say we can’t dip our bread in olive oil in restaurants. We didn’t join the Common Market ~ betraying the New Zealanders and their butter ~ in order to be told when, where and how we must eat the olive oil we have been forced to subsidize.”  Boris Johnson, on EU



Allen L Roland, PhD

Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisor Allen L Roland can be contacted at Allen is also a lecturer and writer who shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web log and website He is also featured columnist on Veterans Today and is a featured guest on many radio and Television programs

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Ever get the feeling that you have been marginalized and steam rolled by a giant political machine ~ welcome to California where two million plus primary votes remain uncounted, where voter suppression definitely occurred, and where Queen Hillary is being prematurely anointed by the party elite, President Obama  and the Main Stream Media. This is a desperate political attempt to avoid the stark reality of a severely wounded and out of touch party which has lost its credibility and is in the process of losing its base: Allen L Roland, PhD


"It makes no difference who you vote for - the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people"  Gore Vidal


The major clue that the Clinton lie machine was prepared to dump California voters and prematurely crown Hillary the winner of the Democratic primaries was at the Nevada State Democratic State Convention on May 14 and William Boardman (RSN) fills in the details;

"The evidence-free claims about “thrown chairs” (none) and “death threats” (tasteless insults) have been widely rebutted, but they have served their purpose all the same: taking attention away from the arrogant, autocratic management of the Nevada convention by establishment Democrats working on behalf of Hillary Clinton….Their fear of Bernie Sanders must run deep for them to follow this authoritarian performance with a smear campaign based on lies about the Sanders campaign. Establishment Democrats should be afraid, since almost half the voters allowed to vote in Democratic primaries reject establishment Democratic “values.” But their shamelessness, pusillanimity, and obtuse arrogance march on toward a possibly disastrous November that is wholly self-engineered." Read article ~ Clinton to California / "Drop Dead"


Boardman described the entitled arrogance of the Clinton lie machine but I experienced it in May of 2016 and both wrote about it and shared of it on Susan Lindhauer's Covert report on May 21, 2016.

I said that the California primary will be a game changer and set the stage for a bitterly contested convention in July.  In the end, it always comes down to trust  ~ and no one rightfully trusts the Clintons.

With Trump, it's always about the deal, trust be dammed.


Bernie is trustworthy and that just may hopefully carry the day.


If not,  we're politically doomed.  Here's the promo for that show ~

        An epic show down as Fortune’s Wheel spins again! Our guests, Dr. Allen Roland talks about the California Primary, voter suppression, and “scorched earth” threats from Bernie Sanders! While media pundits screech in alarm, Democrats are clearly headed for a Contested-Convention in Philadelphia. Meanwhile Scott Bennett defends Trump from accusations that he’s a Camouflage Candidate....  Episode #209

I was right about the Clinton's and here's what actually happened in early May ~

I got my Primary mail in ballot as one of 4.2 million No Party Preference  ~ "NPP" voters ~ or what we know as "independents" who favored Sanders over Clinton by a stunning 40 percentage points ~ but I could not vote for Bernie because that choice was clearly not acceptable to the Clinton Machine.

In some counties like Los Angeles, it's not easy for an NPP to claim their right vote in the Democratic primary ~ and in other counties, nearly impossible.

For example ~ In Santa Rosa County, if you don’t say the magic words, “I want a Democratic crossover ballot,” you are automatically given a ballot without the presidential race. And ready for this, if an NPP voter asks the poll worker, “How do I get to vote in the Democratic party primary, they are instructed to say that, “NPP voters can’t get Democratic ballots.” They are ordered not  to breathe a word that the voter can get a “crossover” ballot that includes the presidential race.

It took me a few days to call the registrar of voters to request a mail-in cross-over ballot and I barely made the deadline of May 23th to make that request to vote in the June 7th election ~ this was obvious voter obstruction or suppression.


But here's more to chew on ~ Flipping the electronic voting machines. There are many reports of voting machine irregularities across the state. Poll workers in Los Angeles and Orange County report that Bernie won the electronic votes in their precincts by well over a 2 to 1 margin, the opposite of the result of the vote count. The contrast between this and the outcome is indicative of vote-flipping. This result in another 7 figure number of Bernie Sanders votes not being counted; in fact, this is much worse. Millions of Bernie Sanders votes were actually counted as Hillary Clinton votes


Now you probably understand the not-so subtle voter fraud and suppression the Clinton machine used to produce the election havoc that now reins in California with over two million uncounted votes ~ and on top of that Another dirty trick ~ exit polls were cancelled for California.  

Note that the exit polls have not matched the official results OUTSIDE the margin of error in many states in the Democratic primary election.  It has been a red flag for fraud.  WHY did the networks cancel exit polls in the remaining upcoming primaries?  

Simple.  They do not want to provide a means of evidence to document this grand theft.

The mass media rushed to proclaim Hillary Clinton the winner of the Democratic nomination on June 7th, even before voting in the California primary had taken place. 100,000 people attended a rally for Bernie Sanders, but the mass media failed to mention it at all. On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, the California primary took place. It was, and is, too close to call. Gross voter suppression took place. But the mass media rushed to proclaim Clinton the winner and now you know why.


This is not only sickening but blatant voter suppression. Enough is enough!

This is fear based political overkill by a Democratic political establishment that is married to corporate power as well as the status quo and obviously afraid of the people's will and vote ~ note super delegate power play.

There needs to be a COMPLETELY new primary election for California. Sign this petition if you support a new free and fair election:

Here's how WSWS saw the election ~

"The ruling class, and, in particular, the Democratic Party establishment, is far less concerned about the rise of Donald Trump than it is about the broad support for Sanders, which created a political crisis for Clinton and seriously jeopardized her planned coronation. The surge in support for Sanders came as a frightening shock to the entire political establishment—including Sanders himself ~ and the corporate-controlled media, because it demonstrated the emergence of a mass constituency for anti-capitalist, socialistic ideas …… There is a broad consensus, across both parties, that the class issues raised by the Sanders campaign in the primaries must be buried in the general election campaign. The decision has been taken at the highest levels of the political establishment to direct attention to issues of race and gender ~ including deliberately provoking such issues ~ in order to distract the public from the more fundamental economic division in society."

As Greg Palast confirmed on June 7th  ~ [Los Angeles] How California is being stolen from Sanders right now ~  Special bulletin from Greg Palast
"It's not some grand conspiracy, but it's grand theft nonetheless.   Sen. Bernie Sanders’ voters will lose their ballots, their rights, by the tens of thousands."

Let us hope Bernie insists on a proper counting of those ballots in California, by the convention in July, and by implication a change in party rules to prevent such increasingly obvious election fraud and suppression.

At times like this ~ I  always seem to come back to George Carlin's wise election advice ~ 3 min video ~\

Finally , I'm afraid the Democrats will learn all the wrong lessons from their brush with Bernie as Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone strongly suggests;

"Politicians are so used to viewing the electorate as a giant thing to be manipulated that no matter what happens at the ballot, they usually can only focus on the Washington-based characters they perceive to be pulling the strings. Through this lens, the uprising among Democratic voters this year wasn't an organic expression of mass disgust, but wholly the fault of Bernie Sanders, who within the Beltway is viewed as an oddball amateur and radical who jumped the line.

Nobody saw his campaign as an honest effort to restore power to voters, because nobody in the capital even knows what that is. In the rules of palace intrigue, Sanders only made sense as a kind of self-centered huckster who made a failed play for power. And the narrative will be that with him out of the picture, the crisis is over. No person, no problem.

This inability to grasp that the problem is bigger than Bernie Sanders is a huge red flag. As Thacker puts it, the theme of this election year was widespread anger toward both parties, and both the Trump craziness and the near-miss with Sanders should have served as a warning. "The Democrats should be worried they're next," he says.

But they're not worried. Behind the palace walls, nobody ever is."

       But Democrats most certainly should not only be worried but petrified of the danger that lies just outside the palace walls ~ for the ghost of Robert F Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr are inspiring the angry hoards who are demanding a voice in a rapidly disintegrating and corrupt Plutocracy.


Today, in 2016, another election is apparently being stolen from the people of the United States. Both Clinton and Trump are highly unpopular. Polls show that Trump might defeat Clinton in November, but that Bernie Sanders would easily beat Trump. Could it be because Bernie truly represents another life affirming choice of peace and individual empowerment versus more war and individual disenfranchisement and that Bernie also represents the true will and voice of the people ~ which the establishment continues to turn a deaf ear ~ for fear of their own survival.

This election is not over by any means, the revolution continues and needed change must truly happen in July.


"They [Democrats] ought to be horrified to their marrow that the all-powerful Democratic Party ended up having to dig in for a furious rally to stave off a quirky Vermont socialist almost completely lacking big-dollar donors or institutional support." Matt Tiabbi


Allen L Roland, PhD

Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisor Allen L Roland can be contacted at Allen is also a lecturer and writer who shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web log and website He is also featured columnist on Veterans Today and is a featured guest on many radio and Television programs