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1913 Was Our Last Normal Year – 2018 Far From It

German statesman and founding father of the European Union Konrad Adenauer (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. Kuwait, Iraq, Panama occurred in recent memory. Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918) was a theologian and New [...]

By | December 10th, 2018|Peace, Politics, War Crimes|0 Comments

Presidents Ignore The Fact Only Congress Can Declare War

Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution clearly states – “Only Congress can declare war.” The 1973 War Powers Act was a failed attempt to prevent President Richard Nixon from involving the USA in more   foreign conflicts without debate in Congress. Two million dead Vietnamese civilians in the former French colony and 58,000 US casualties [...]

By | October 10th, 2018|Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

Will We Support Juliana Versus The USA In Federal Court?

90 percent of scientists in the world today agree with the founder of Physical Chemistry, Svante August Arrhenius (1859-1927), who warned over 100 years ago unlimited burning of fossil fuels will cause problems for the planet. He repeated his concern again in 1905. We are slow learners indeed. Decades later billions of tons of carbon [...]

By | October 3rd, 2018|Climate Change, Environment, Politics, Spiritual|0 Comments

Are We Sinking Between DC’s Foggy And Hell’s Bottom?

Washington, DC of the 18th 19th centuries was geographically a swampy area demarcated by “Foggy Bottom” and “Hell’s Bottom.” The White House is located in the Foggy Bottom portion and the Pentagon, our second largest building, after the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas, is located in Hell’s Bottom. Packard Manse is an ecumenical center in [...]

By | August 19th, 2018|Politics, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

Letter From Nagasaki

Tomihisa Taue (1956 -  ) is the current mayor of Nagasaki. He took office in 2007 following university studies in jurisprudence (philosophy of law). Youthful Mayor Taue would certainly have personal contact with the “hibakusha” (survivors) who carry government passbooks to certify they experienced atomic attacks on Hiroshima (August 6th) and Nagasaki (August 9, 1945). [...]

By | August 19th, 2018|Environment, Poetry, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

From Coal To Solar In Southern Illinois

There were three 20th century coal mines operating in Breese, Illinois with the Breese-Trenton mining Co.  By 6:30 am, the East Mine coal operation began with a shrill whistle that could be heard throughout the small town. At the same early hour, taverns in Breese opened so the miners could endure the dark drudgery of [...]

Who Would Recommend Asbestos In 2018?

Rick Pankowski was a young man from Mansfield, New Jersey who moved to Philadelphia in the 1980’s. Rick and I were both associated with the charitable organization known as Philadelphia Committee for Homeless. While in his 30’s, Rick learned he had contracted mesothelioma, a serious affliction of the lung, and he would be dead within [...]

By | July 14th, 2018|Climate Change, Corporate Responsibility, Politics|0 Comments

Chokehold On Russia, China and Korean Peninsula

Eric Sevareid (1912-1992) was a journalist and commentator for CBS news who presented opinions in brilliant essays for 47 years. How can we forget his opinion about the greatest export from these United States, not as cars, other products manufactured by an advanced industrialized nation? “The largest export of the USA is the manufacture and [...]

By | June 3rd, 2018|Peace, Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|1 Comment

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