Monthly Archives: January 2015

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It Is Now Three Minutes Before Midnight

Following the August 6th and 9th 1945 atomic destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki scientists who designed the weapons of mere kiloton capacity quickly initiated The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BOAS) in 1947. J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the key figures in “advancing” our capacity to destroy cities or countries said, “The next war will be [...]

By | January 28th, 2015|Climate Change, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

Lame Ducks Can Make Big Waves

As a “Lame Duck” president and a five-star general Dwight Eisenhower warned everyone in 1961 of the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) colossus with the authority of a military man. Ronald Reagan in the twilight years of his reign harrumphed, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall.” Somehow, we escaped global catastrophe from a nuclear conflagration during [...]

By | January 19th, 2015|Environment, Politics, Renewable Energy|0 Comments

Transition to IRENA Is Open to All States and Nations

My “ancestral village” in southern Illinois sits on top of what geologists call the “Illinois Basin” a huge ancient geological deposit of fossil fuels. My father worked briefly in a coal mine company initiated by his father in the 1920’s. The Breese-Trenton Mining Co. ceased operating in the 1950’s because bituminous coal was too polluting. [...]

By | January 14th, 2015|Renewable Energy, Stories|0 Comments

Building a Home on Hostile Soil

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) posed a logical question for all to ponder: “Why build a house if we do not have a friendly Earth upon which to put it?” ADVENIAT was a San Antonio Spanish newspaper that carried a headline in September 1994: “Que pasara si la tierra no fuera habitabile?” (What will happen if [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Climate Change, Endangered Species, Environment|0 Comments

Who Needs Rehabilitation in Our Age?

Kathy Kelly (1953 - ) and Susan Lindauer (1963 - ) are two women in legal difficulty with the US government for their peaceful, truth-filled lives of opposition to drone attacks and deaths of civilians in small foreign nations. Kathy Kelly and I were invited during the 1980’s to speak in Kansas City, MO schools [...]

By | January 4th, 2015|Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments