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What If Earth’s Oxygen Runs Out?

A university teacher in Lafayette, Louisiana talks of his son serving on a nuclear submarine in the U.S. Navy cruising somewhere secretly in   the ocean covering 70 percent of Earth. The professor knows from his years of study more than half of our planet’s oxygen supply comes from the critical natural process of photosynthesis by [...]

USA Rejects the Constitution and International Laws on Torture

Novelist Earnest Hemmingway declared, “Never think that war, no matter how ‘necessary’ is not a sin.” Moral theologians concluded there is no “just war” in an atomic age when one bomb can destroy entire cities, perhaps nations. War is the epitome of torture. Torture can be carried out over hours, days or years, as seen [...]

By | May 12th, 2018|Politics, War Crimes|0 Comments

What If Forty Hostile Bases Crowded The USA?

The insatiable appetite for oil in the Gulf region drew Britain and the USA into Persian Gulf meddling. Washington’s desire for control over oil sources in the Gulf and fear of Soviet expansion fed Cold War militarism during Eisenhower’s administration.   Presidents Eisenhower, J.F. Kennedy, Nixon and both Bush presidents followed the violent, interventionist path. A [...]

By | May 11th, 2018|Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|1 Comment

Israel Has Had Nuclear Weapons Since 1966

The USA, Britain and Turkey are Israel’s only friends in the world. The United States was first in developing an atomic bomb. Albert Einstein signed on to a letter drafted by physicist Leo Szilard approving the suicidal weapon because of a fear Germany would produce such a bomb first. “Had I known Germany would not [...]

HSBC Gives a Token Gift on Earth Day

Having lived in the prosperous British colony for the entire 1970’s, I learned HSBC (Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation) is a multi-billion dollar international octopus which was founded in 1865. Since Hong Kong (which is a Chinese word for “fragrant harbor”) was the original British base for selling opium to China, the super wealthy colony [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Climate Change, Corporate Responsibility, Environment|0 Comments

Abolishing Arms That Could Abort Earth’s Future

The Earth Day 2018 theme is abolishing plastic pollution. In the 1960’s movie “The Graduate” Dustin Hoffman portrayed a young student who was advised by his wise uncle in one word: “Plastic!” In the 21st century the one word is “TRASH” that will not disappear and is taking over our ocean. Visit www.5gyres.org for latest [...]

Surrounded By Deceit We Say “I Speak In Total Sincerity”

As lawyers in Washington, DC hire lawyers to protect themselves in a swamp of unspeakable dishonesty, we recall Gandhi’s conviction: “For me God is truth.” George Orwell observed, “In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Those who testify in senate hearings or courtrooms place their right hand on a [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|Corporate Responsibility, Literacy, Spiritual|1 Comment

Resurrection Now!

Rev. Barnabas Ahearn (1916-1995), was a prominent biblical scholar emerging from the École Biblique in Jerusalem who later served as an adviser to Bishops at the second Vatican council (1962 – 1965). The first day of April 2018 millions of Christians celebrated Easter, a moveable feast yearly observed the first Sunday after the first full [...]

By | April 5th, 2018|Peace, Spiritual, Stories|1 Comment

March (Women’s History Month) We Recall Women Hold Up Half The Sky

“Women hold up half the sky” was one of many Chinese proverbs I learned during 1970 years in Hong Kong. Elsie Elliott-Tu (1913 – 2009) went to China as a British missionary and spent her entire adult life in Hong Kong as an elected official in the colonial urban council. Weekly I assisted in her [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|Corporate Responsibility, Politics, War Crimes|0 Comments

400 + 400 = PETM

Over 100 years ago Svante August Arrhenius (1859-1927), the father of physical chemistry, warned our unrestricted burning of fossil fuels would release excessive carbon dioxide (“greenhouse effect”) that will surely cause problems for survival of all who live on Earth. Arrhenius repeated the climate warning in 1905. NASA scientist James Hansen declared before a skeptical [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Climate Change, Environment, Politics, Water|0 Comments