Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Dorothy Day, M.L.King, Thomas Merton Praised by Pope Francis

During his brief visit to the USA Pope Francis mentioned three prophetic individuals whose words might penetrate the consciousness of a nation that is considered “weak and vulnerable” by several candidates for Commander-In-Chief. The BULLETIN OF ATOMIC SCIENTISTS posts a “Doomsday Clock” on every cover. In 2015 the long hand was moved to three minutes [...]

By | September 30th, 2015|War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

2015 Flood of People Fleeing War Is a Mini Sign of Climate Refugees

Thousands of refugees from war, poverty, homelessness in 2015 are pouring into European nations. Hapless victims are spending precious resources paying “transporters” for escape from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and North Africa to strive for a better life in other nations.

By | September 26th, 2015|Climate Change, War Crimes|0 Comments

If It Is Evil to Kill, the Very Thought of Killing Is Also Forbidden

September is a critical moment in our history. Humans began tinkering underground this month with atomic weapons that can destroy entire cities or nations. During my time (1980-1981) studying linguistics and Chinese at the University of Hawaii I learned the USA had over 40,000 targets in the former USSR. I discovered the US Navy ”roamed [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|Op Ed, Weapons of Mass Destruction|Comments Off on If It Is Evil to Kill, the Very Thought of Killing Is Also Forbidden

The Biggest Oil Spill in History

Captain Charles Moore and his team of oceanographers in Algalita Marine Research Center, based in Long Beach, CA produced Our Synthetic Sea in the 1990’s. The researchers concluded small plastic nodules outnumbered sources of marine food (usually tiny marine organisms called plankton) by a margin of 6:1. After viewing the disturbing video I shared it [...]

By | September 17th, 2015|Sacred Ocean|Comments Off on The Biggest Oil Spill in History

Women Hold up Half of the Sky

“Women hold up half the sky” is an ancient Chinese proverb. Women comprise over half of 7.2 billion people in the world of 2015. Discrimination against gifted females on the basis of gender can easily lead to a legal problem. In 1972 the Anglican Church (of England) in Hong Kong ordained Joyce Bennett as the [...]

By | September 15th, 2015|Op Ed, Spiritual|0 Comments

Spend More Quality Time with Loved Ones

From 2000-2008 it was my privilege to serve as chaplain in Lafayette Parish Correctional Center (LPCC). One Cajun inmate from Canada fled to Lafayette for cultural/ethnic reasons. Before the Royal Mounted Canadian Police (Mounties) arrived early one morning to escort “Francois” back home I paid numerous visits to him because of his sadness and isolated [...]

By | September 14th, 2015|Op Ed|0 Comments

Where Is There a Real Existing Nuclear Threat in the Persian Gulf?

Mordechai Vanunu was a technician with the nuclear weapons program already existing in Israel during the 1980’s. Vanunu was en route to be interviewed by a reporter from THE LONDON TIMES when Mossad agents of Israel’s intelligence agency then snatched him in a London “honey trap”, whisked him off to Tel Aviv, found him guilty [...]

By | September 9th, 2015|Op Ed, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

Which President Will Support PNAC in Coming Years?

Project for a New American Century (PNAC) is a 75-page document drawn up by highly patriotic individuals (“neocons”) in 1997. PNAC is the brain child of Dick Chaney, Donald Rumsfield, Paul Wolfowitz with ex-CIA head George Herbert Walker Bush. Reporters in 2015 hesitate to ask Jeb Bush about his support for PNAC. Other brazen reporters [...]

By | September 8th, 2015|Op Ed, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

Is an Illiterate Generation Being Prepared Through Our Blindness?

Charles Osgood (1933- ) was a CBS commentator whose opinions became much respected in weekly Sunday morning features. Osgood predicted “The USA will bring the death of English.” Fortunately, millions of others in many nations are striving to learn, speak and write English by printing or even reading/writing in “cursive.” A Lafayette parent was disheartened [...]

By | September 6th, 2015|Op Ed|Comments Off on Is an Illiterate Generation Being Prepared Through Our Blindness?

War as Diplomacy Was Outlawed in 1928 – THE USA SIGNED ON

August 27, 1928 Frank Kellogg from the USA and Aristede Briand from France signed the Kellogg-Briand pact which made war an illegal means of international diplomacy. The biblical mandate “Do not kill” does not have footnotes (exceptions). When one kills another person in their own home or on the nearby street, a heavy penalty follows. [...]

By | September 4th, 2015|War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|Comments Off on War as Diplomacy Was Outlawed in 1928 – THE USA SIGNED ON