400 + 400 = PETM

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

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 [...]

How Will We Surive Without Oxygen

By | March 20th, 2018|Corporate Responsibility, Politics, Weapons of Mass Destruction|

A friend from Louisiana talks with pride and concern about his son in a U.S. Navy submarine thousands of miles away, lurking in the darkness of our sacred ocean which covers three fourths of planet Earth and provides half of the oxygen we need for daily survival. In our “Industrial Ice Age” we too busy [...]

America Does Not Torture

By | March 14th, 2018|Op Ed, Politics, War Crimes|

During the Bush administration, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld ordered confiscation of all photos taken at Baghdad’s central prison, Abu Ghraib, in which revolting, sadistic scenes of torture were causing a tidal wave of national and international outrage that would have certainly implicated the Bush administration. Bush and Rumsfeld are gone, but torture clings to Gina [...]

Mike Pense Did Not Reduce Tension on Korean Border

By | February 12th, 2018|Corporate Responsibility, Peace, Politics|

Richard Nixon was the first president in USA history to visit China following the ping pong unification of China and the USA.  Senators of Chinese ancestry named Spong, Fong and Wong were so thrilled they proposed every church bell in the country be rung to celebrate the joyful occasion when the US ping pong team [...]

FOR ME GOD IS TRUTH

By | January 18th, 2018|Literacy, Peace, Politics, Spiritual|

Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) was our most prominent advocate of non-violence in the 20th century. Words of the final paragraph of his autobiography entitled “My Experiments with Truth” are worthy of memorization by all who are very anxious about survival in an age which multiplies bloodshed like mushrooms in forests near the Mississippi river in Illinois [...]

Hawaiians Survived To Thank God for Golf

By | January 16th, 2018|Peace, Poetry, Politics, Weapons of Mass Destruction|

January 13, 2018, citizens of Hawaii, the western defense perimeter of our nation, were ordered to seek shelter or “shelter in place” because a nuclear strike was imminent. “This is not a test!” Everyone was warned. For 38 minutes all in Hawaii froze in fear of immediate incineration by a nuclear weapon about to find [...]

New Book by Daniel Ellsberg Every Literate Person Should Read In 2018

By | January 3rd, 2018|Environment, Peace, Politics, Weapons of Mass Destruction|

A 1937-1938 World’s Fair time capsule contained predictions about the year 6939. We might journey through the next 4000 years 2018 - 6939 on one condition:   Our “new abolition” will be recognized by all nations.  Abolition of nuclear weapons was sought by popes and religious leaders since the 1960’s. Many who savored life in 2017 [...]

 Could H.R. McMaster Please Translate “Denuclearization” For The World?

By | December 24th, 2017|Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|

The British Broadcasting Corporation in December 2017 quoted General H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s choice after General Flynn was fired. McMaster said: “We will be compelled to denuclearize North Korea.” In a world of instant communication, there is no doubt everyone on the Korean peninsula, Japan and China will interpret this comment might mean a surprise [...]

The New Abolition Depends On Each One Of Us 

By | December 14th, 2017|Peace, Politics, Weapons of Mass Destruction|

Hungarian novelist Arthur Koestler was asked what is the most significant date in human history? He responded without hesitation – “August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by one atomic bomb. Before that date we had only to contend with our own individual death; after Hiroshima we must cope with extinction of our species.” Global [...]

Fourteen Reasons To Refuse Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

By | December 1st, 2017|Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|

122 countries in the United Nations voted unanimously to abolish nuclear weapons. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to International Campaign for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) US Ambassador to the UN Mrs. Nikki Haley was a leading opponent of the UN decision calling for abolition. She has two teenage children who will inherit a [...]