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Original Thought Is The Greatest Pleasure Known To Us

Roman Epicurean and/or hedonistic philosophers would quickly define the greatest pleasures as “eating, drinking, merry making.”  Emperors cleverly built coliseums in every major city from Rome to European colonies. Their sadistic games were held in “Circus Maximus” (the great circus) by which the masses were narcotized and immunized to the fact Rome’s empire was collapsing [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Literacy, Stories|0 Comments

Our World In Peril!

Recently, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced that it moved its symbolic nuclear doomsday clock minute hand ahead thirty seconds to two and one-half minutes till midnight.  Midnight represents nuclear apocalypse. http://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/01/27/2-12-minutes-midnight-our-world-peril Filmaker Regis Tremblay's new film just released is entitled “Thirty Seconds to Midnight.” See the online version here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0bsrFyLz6U      Potential nuclear war [...]

Will The Military Educate Their Commander-In-Chief Someday?

Following consultation with the Pentagon about global warming as a threat to all of us, Mr. Trump might invite Professor Hal Wanless from the University of Florida to explain how much of Florida will be inundated by a rising ocean.

By | November 27th, 2016|Literacy, Politics, Water|0 Comments

Bike Lanes In Lafayette Are Testimonies To Dr. Griff Blakewood

For over twenty years, he answered the phone: “This is Dr. Griff Blakewood, Dept. of Renewable Resources.” With his passing, ULL no longer provides an opening for students to explore renewable energy, a clear, certain global trend.

Two Books All USA Citizens Should Study For Understanding Who We Are

Both Albertini and Douglass have merited considerable respect in the peace community for opposition to the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) that dominates our nation. Years of peace actions qualify Albertini and Douglas to write of their experiences and share their research.

By | January 16th, 2016|Literacy, Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

Who Are Real Illiterate People In Our Future?

University of Chicago educator Mortimer Adler (1902-2002) wrote How To Read a Book (1949) in which the scholar concluded: “If, after graduation from an institution of higher learning, we do not have the desire to read, study and learn for the rest of our lives, our education has been a total failure.”

By | November 12th, 2015|Climate Change, Literacy|0 Comments