J's & K's

*Jacobs, James

    With degrees in Geology and over 20 years of experience in the dicipline, Mr. Jacobs is President of the California Council of Geoscience Organizations as well as Director of the Groundwater Resources Assoc. of California.

    James founded a soil and groundwater remediation firm and is a registered hydrogeologist in the state of California.

    His published works include:

    • CRC's MTBE Effects on Soil and Groundwater Resources
    • Nine articles in McGraw Hill's Encylopedia of Environmental Science
    • two articles in the upcoming John Wiley Hazardous Waste book

    James has also published dozens of other articles and presentations on sampling, soil, and groundwater remediation.

*Jirran Ph.D., Raymond

    Dr. Jirran received his Ph.D. from Kent State University with concentration in Sociology and Anthropology. His dissertation was on "Cleveland and the Negro Following World War II."

    His prior educational experience included a B.S. in Education and an M.A. with a thesis on "Racial Tensions in Ohio Politics: 1865-1871." Both degrees were also received from Kent State.

    He has been teaching Black History for over 28 years.

*Johnson, David

    Mr. Johnson has always been a history buff primarily in naval warfare of the 17th and early 18th centuries. As a spectator of a Revolutionary War Reenactment in 1974, David became intrigued with an artillery unit which was a member of an international historical society: The Brigade of the American Revolution. This introduction led to his quest for greater historical knowledge and became the catalyst for his later investigations.

    The subsequent research into original books, diaries and manuscripts written during the Revolutionary War time period led David to realize this original information did not follow what one had been taught in public school.

    It was through this research into historical archives that he discovered the truth about land grant patents, treaties and property rights.

    For further info: www.wces.org/html_files/landgrants.htm

*Kocan, George

    George’s advance degree from the University of Chicago in Human Developement have helped shape his view on a number of topics including Darwinism, the biopsychological developement of sex differences, and homosexuality as an aberation.

    Mr. Kocan previous academic training  in ecology and fisheries biology made him well suited to be President of Eco-Systems Analysts, a company focusing on wetland delineation as well as lake and pond managment.

    George has appeared on the Morton Downey Jr. Show and various radio talk shows.

    He is a prolific writer with articles and letters to the editor appearing in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and The Wanderer and Crisis magazine.

*Kopel, David

    David Kopel, associate policy analyst at the Cato Institute, is research director at the Independence Institute, and director of the Center on the Digital Economy at the Heartland Institute.

    He is the author of:

    • No More Wacos: What's Wrong with Federal Law Enforcement, and How to Fix It
    • Antitrust After Microsoft
    • The Samurai the Mountie, and the Cowboy: Should America Adopt the Gun Controls of Other Democracies?

    He is an expert on firearms policy, juvenile crime, drug policy, criminal sentencing, and environmental law.

    For further info: www.davekopel.com

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