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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 [...]

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

How Will We Surive Without Oxygen

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

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 [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|Op Ed, Politics, War Crimes|1 Comment

Mike Pense Did Not Reduce Tension on Korean Border

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 [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Corporate Responsibility, Peace, Politics|0 Comments

FOR ME GOD IS TRUTH

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 [...]

By | January 18th, 2018|Literacy, Peace, Politics, Spiritual|0 Comments

Hawaiians Survived To Thank God for Golf

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 [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Peace, Poetry, Politics, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Environment, Peace, Politics, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | December 24th, 2017|Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments