Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Will a New Louisiana Governor Stop Poisoning Our Water?

The American Dental Association (ADA) originally supported fluoridation of drinking water. By 2006 warnings went out from the ADA to parents advising them not to prepare infant formula with water containing fluoride. November 13, 2010 both the ADA and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued the warning on fluoride in infant formula.

By | August 31st, 2015|Environment, Health|Comments Off on Will a New Louisiana Governor Stop Poisoning Our Water?

Carson and Costeau Were Our 20th Century Prophets

Rachel Carson (1907-1964) and Jacques Costeau (1910-1997) were two scientists who spoke and wrote stridently in defense of our threatened Earth and a dying ocean. Rachel Carson wrote The Sea Around Us in the 1950’s pointing out how our human and non-human future is linked to a healthy ocean. She soon followed with The Silent [...]

By | August 26th, 2015|Climate Change, Environment|Comments Off on Carson and Costeau Were Our 20th Century Prophets

Can Indifference Be Found in a Civilized Society?

The highly-respected anthropologist Ashley Montague (1905-1999) said simply: “A civilized society is a considerate society.” Why not cloak consideration with a fleece-lined jacket of compassion? For Gandhi “God is Truth.” Are we asking too much in seeking honesty, consideration and compassion in life? Enslavement of human beings is the absolute antithesis of all virtuous qualities [...]

By | August 24th, 2015|Op Ed, Weapons of Mass Destruction|Comments Off on Can Indifference Be Found in a Civilized Society?

New York City Slows down to Save Lives

Henry Bliss tried to assist a woman descending from a trolley on W. 74th Street in New York City on September 14, 1899. He was struck by an electric taxi and became the first auto-related fatality in US history. Each year a memorial service is held on the corner of 74th & Park Ave. to [...]

By | August 17th, 2015|Op Ed, Stories|Comments Off on New York City Slows down to Save Lives

Hiroshima Revisited in China???

Louisiana citizens retain vivid images of New Orleans after Katrina and perhaps numerous destructions of Cameron and other communities by hurricanes Rita (2005) and other storms in No radioactivity lingers in victimized Louisiana communities. Who has 70-year old memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki destroyed by small atomic bombs in August 1945? The August 12th industrial [...]

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What the next USA President Will Inherit

The USA debt in 2015 is $18.6 trillion. We are writing bad checks to pay off debts and interest that will never be reduced. The Pentagon is consuming over $2 billion daily in 2015 in 1945 the figure was $1 billion for the year. President Obama’s plans for “modernization” of our nuclear arsenal will approach [...]

By | August 12th, 2015|Politics, Spiritual, Weapons of Mass Destruction|Comments Off on What the next USA President Will Inherit

How Much Carbon Dioxide Really Flows from Coal?

With the sad passing of Dr. Griff Blakewood, PhD in 2014 the local Lafayette ULL university now sweltering in near 100-degree -degree weather Lafayette, Louisiana is deprived of an environmental prophet. No Department of Renewable Resources remains to refute misconceptions about fossil fuels, carbon dioxide and global warming. Dr. Blakewood would be quick to encourage [...]

By | August 11th, 2015|Climate Change, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on How Much Carbon Dioxide Really Flows from Coal?

How Einstein Wished to End the Atomic Arms Race

Historians know of Einstein’s regret for assistance in the atomic weapons program. His unopened letter to President Truman remained on the desk of the only president to authorize use of atom bombs. Einstein’s Project(name of a play) was to show horrors of such atomic widgets to people in the town square and witness citizens unanimous [...]

By | August 10th, 2015|Stories, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

1913 Was Our Last Normal Year

German statesman and founding father of the European Union Konrad Adenaur (1876-1967) observed:”1913 was the last normal year in history.” WWI was thought to be the war to end all wars, but actually opened floodgates of greater global violence. Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918) was a theologian and New York City pastor who promoted the social gospel [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|Spiritual, Weapons of Mass Destruction|Comments Off on 1913 Was Our Last Normal Year

No Army Can Defend Baghdad as Temperature Reaches 120 Degrees

June 23, 1988 NASA scientist James Hansen boldly appeared before the US Congress and repeated the 1890 warning of Swedish scientist Svante August Arrhenius. Arrhenius prophetically said endless burning of fossil fuels will eventually make life on Earth difficult for all who reside upon our blue pearl. He repeated the warning in 1903. Thinking beings [...]

By | August 1st, 2015|Climate Change|0 Comments