Monthly Archives: July 2010

65th Anniversary of July 26, 1945 Potsdam Declaration: No Atomic Warning

President Truman’s Gift to the World: genocide and nuclear war As we move toward the 65th anniversary of the nuclear genocide by the United States at the end of World War II, we should correct a frequent misinterpretation of the … Continue reading

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Kenneth Howell’s Complete E-Mail to University of Illinois Class and My Comments

I was reluctant to post this because having endured persecution for an e-mail that opposed war and American war crimes in particular, I felt to do so would be rank hypocrisy. However, my e-mail was intended as private communication. A … Continue reading

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Lack of Due Proces re: Ken Howell and E-mail to University of Illinois Religion Class on Homosexuality

In 2002 I was suspended for an e-mail to an Air Force Academy cadet condemning the military, war and the killing of innocents as described clinically as collateral damage. It was a nationally publicised academic freedom case and I was … Continue reading

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Illini Student Defends Kenneth Howell, Church Teaching on Homosexuality

I received an e-mail from Ms Kelly. I responded. I deleted her email address. I respect her views but I maintain that Dr Howell is a homophobe. To state that consensual sex between same-sex partners is wrong, sinful and violative … Continue reading

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Kirstein Lecture on Howard Zinn in Chicago Reader

This is the Reader blurb on my talk given Saturday July 10, 2010 on Howard Zinn. HNN will publish an abridged version in August and at some point I will post the complete version but not until the HNN one … Continue reading

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FOX News Reports Homophobic Professor at University of Illinois Was Fired

This report was sent to me by a university official in public relations with the question. Would A.A.U.P. defend this person?¬† I will comment below: Professor Fired Over Catholic Beliefs Jul 09, 2010 4:33 PM EDT URBANA, Ill. — The … Continue reading

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Israel’s Blockade and Near Starvation of Gaza is disgraceful and illegal

http://www.irancartoon.com/120/occupation/Latuff.jpg While Israel does not occupy Gaza as the allies did in Germany after World War II or Germany did in Italy during World War II, it is still the controllng power. Gaza’s ports are controlled by Israel. Gaza’s land … Continue reading

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Grand Tetons and Yellowstone: Rockefeller Largesse off the Proletariat

While I don’t think the US deserves to have the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone as part of its geopolitical sphere, I say to those who have not been¬†there, consider going. 1) snow-capped peaks 2) Bison grazing wildly near a road … Continue reading

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Like Many, Old Faithful Is not Quite Faithful

I saw this geyser in Yellowstone. It was scheduled to erupt at 10:23 am but waited until 10:30 or so. I did not know that Old Faithful was in a geyser park with others right near it. Also these hot … Continue reading

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