Leaving Mt. Everest in Peace

Who was the first person to climb Mt. Everest is a subject of debate for  climbers. Those who follow the history closely claim Andrew Irvine was the first to do so in 1924. It is not possible to climb a 29,000 foot peak without assistants. George Mallory went on the long journey and died in the attempt. Searchers [...]

By |2014-04-29T13:23:36+00:00April 29th, 2014|Environment, Stories|0 Comments

Governance by Fear Threatens Earth

As WWII ended Senator Arthur Vandenberg  (1884-1951) advised Harry Truman: “If you want to keep the USA on a war economy, you must scare the hell out of the people.” A former US Air Force pilot informed me decades ago: “Peace is not good for us as fighting men.” A high ranking officer in Honolulu visited a small church in 1980. He made [...]

By |2014-04-27T13:38:01+00:00April 27th, 2014|Op Ed, Stories|0 Comments

Melting Ice at the Highest Point on Earth

The Fate Of Mountain Glaciers in the Anthropocene (induced by humans) was published in March 2011 with little fanfare. Researchers at the Pontifical Institute in Rome studied how 400 glaciers were simply melting away on our watch. Little attention was paid to the brief report with photos of glaciers. April 18, 2014 all channels of the evening [...]

By |2014-04-19T13:46:46+00:00April 19th, 2014|Environment, Stories|0 Comments

Where Our Tax Dollars Went

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) based in Philadelphia, birthplace of US independence calculated where our tax dollars really go. (Jim Cason is the researcher for documentation. Follow him on Twitter @jimcason.)  Let  us visualize coins stacked unequally to imagine government expenditures of about: *40 cents for military spending *23 cents for health care *16 cents for [...]

By |2014-04-15T17:46:27+00:00April 15th, 2014|Op Ed, Stories|0 Comments
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