Monday, October 21, 2019

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The recipe for disaster

I tune into many cooking shows lately. They all have lots of recipes for just about any kind of dish one can...

Norvergence – From Syrian children holding Pokemon Go placard to save their lives to...

Environmentalists at Norvergence believe that the different ways in which today’s generation especially children are raising their voice against injustice or climate...

The struggle for peace in Afghanistan: Is community engagement the key?

I have just read a superb book by Mark Isaacs, an Australian who has documented several years of effort by a group...

Norvergence: It’s time to remember the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster

George Stacey, an environmentalist at Norvergence: “I’ll never forget Bhopal Gas Tragedy- a man-made catastrophe resulted in the death of over 4,000...

A Review of Marcelo Gullo’s book: “International Relations: A Critical Theory from the South...

The book: “Relaciones internacionales: Una teoría crítica desde la periferia sudamericana” (International Relations: a Critical Theory from the South American periphery) contains...

You don’t need a weatherman…

Taken from one of Bob Dylan's songs, Subterranean Homesick Blues, this lyric "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows"...

What we are missing

It is summer, I’m a teacher, nearly unpaid, and have the gift of prep time for fall classes. I’m also being indulgent...

Bring on ideas

Tulsi Gabbard has been blocked from the September debates.  She needs help. Bernie Sanders is fighting the corrupt media, day and...

The tool

Vladimir Putin, having helped install Trump, is categorically enjoying the fruits of those labors, with an America much more divided and hating...

Our vanishing world: Glaciers

Something is causing the worlds glaciers and mountain ice fields to melt. And, despite your first thought, it is not the ongoing...

Amerika 2019: A Woody Allen film?

In Woody Allen's 1973 film, Sleeper, a character wakes up in the future to learn that civilization was destroyed when "a man by the...

Norvergence: Climate change fueled Syria’s civil war

“Until now the main cause of civil war is a wealth of the nation in few men hands but Syria showed us...

Racism v public health

“Racism is a threat to public health,” says medical professional (Physician Assistant, Preventative Cardiology) Leslie Gregory. Huh?  How...

Trump’s (tragic) gift to the Dems

Well, the Neo Con-Dem party, lately much more the 'Lesser of two evils', was just given a gift.  The sad, tragically sad reality is...

Our vanishing world: Rainforests

Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth’s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth’s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player...

Who is tired?

Trump says everyone is tired of the word racism.  Trump actually claims to be "the least racist person in the...

Insulated from the truth

In 1933, soon after Hitler's ascent to power, the British ambassador to Germany made this assertion: "I have the impression that the...

America: Lost with no moral compass

In 2014 a story broke about a high school football team hazing syndrome that regressed into sexual assaults by upperclassmen upon freshman...

Election annulment please

Russia hacked and attacked our 2016 presidential election and installed Donald Trump. This requires annulment. Trump didn’t even come...

Extinction is stalking humanity: The threats to human survival accumulate

I have previously written a summary of the interrelated psychological, sociological, political-economic, military, nuclear, ecological and climate threats to human survival on...

Book Review: “The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: How the US is Orchestrating a Coup...

In one concise statement, Dan Kovalik sums up the criminal — if self-serving and for now effective — foreign policy of the U.S. across the planet:

Shameless

Trump rally participants chanted about Ilhan Omar: “Send her back! Send her back!” They are shameless so I feel shame for them.

The cleaning lady

She works hard for her money, as the song relates. She's the cleaning lady, the one who gets on her knees and...

The craziness at the IRS

Have you ever tried to open an account at IRS.gov?  It’s supposed to be easy, in order to attract more taxpayers to...

Father’s lessons

Sometimes the personal overrides the burning political—just before it doubles back to connect. For me, I reflect on this day of my...