Paul’s Perambulations

May 23, 2014

What was (and is, and will be) Occupy?

Filed under: Politics — admin @ 10:45 am

In one sense, it was an exercise by members of the 99% for generating solidarity, strength, and public recognition during fall of 2011. Particular areas of concern were (more…)

April 5, 2014

Ethics of War conference at Villanova (and Paul speaks out)

Filed under: Education,Peace,Politics,Religion — admin @ 10:58 pm

The United States Military Academy at West Point and Villanova University jointly sponsored this two-day Ethics of War conference. The largest group in attendance were West Point cadets.

There were a number of presentations, followed by Q&As. After one presentation in which a cadet said that she had freely given up her autonomous rights when she promised to serve the military in an instrumental capacity, I questioned whether a promise to serve means that you can never change your mind, even if you gain new insights. I noted that military personnel can apply for conscientious objector status, even though  (more…)

February 21, 2014

Conscientious Objectors and soldiers both can die in wartime.

Filed under: Peace,Politics,Religion — admin @ 10:43 am

Both Conscientious Objectors and soldiers die in wartime. I believe that COs’ sacrifice is the more meaningful. I respect the memory of the many COs I have known,  (more…)

January 21, 2014

My biggest accomplishment on Martin Luther King Day? I helped a 94-year-old woman get arrested

Filed under: Peace,Politics — admin @ 9:20 am

Our  home in Media is near Annie Geers’ retirement community, so I was able to drive her and be her accompaniment at the Brandywine Peace Community civil disobedience. She fell (from a sitting position), and the police did not want to arrest her (more…)

January 11, 2014

Profits before poison – 300,000 Americans suddenly without safe drinking water.

Filed under: Education,Politics — admin @ 5:42 pm

“Authorities struggled to determine how much danger the little-known chemical, MCHM, or 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, posed. ‘The only appropriate use for this water is toilet flushing.’” (New York Times)

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November 30, 2013

Big Brother on wheels — watching you but ultimately protecting whom/what?

Filed under: Education,Peace,Politics — admin @ 10:59 am

Coming Soon (?) — Big Brother may have watchmen on patrol on your street and my street, as well as your workplace and other destinations, his ever-watching eyes keeping you (or maybe just Big Brother) safe. (more…)

November 29, 2013

Take Testosterone Drugs — be the Manly Man at any age. No thank you, BigPharma

Filed under: Education,Nature,Politics — admin @ 8:28 am

My Comment on this NYTimes article: Big-pharma marketing is both a health calamity and a financial calamity. Disease-mongering at its worst. But what can you expect as long as folks take the lazy-way out and tolerate government by corporate America? (more…)

November 17, 2013

Some folks take most of the resources and produce most of the toxins…for how long?

Filed under: Peace,Politics — admin @ 6:03 pm

“It (our inaction) is structural, based on the huge obligations we face from aging populations and other pressing needs for infrastructure, education, health care and the like.’ said the U.S. representative at a recent international climate conference. Hmmm, I thought it was the fact that we have by far the largest and most expensive military war-making machine (more…)

November 14, 2013

I confess! I did it! I studied polygraphs and taught others about it in General Psychology.

Filed under: Education,Peace,Politics,Work — admin @ 11:24 pm

1) Use of polygraphs was outlawed by our government a few decades ago because of the high error rate, particularly false positives that identified innocent people as likely liars. Significantly, after declaring this, government made an exception for government itself. (more…)

November 11, 2013

Big Brother is watching you

Filed under: Education,Peace,Politics — admin @ 8:38 pm

“If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.”  I don’t hide and will speak outright. When the rich and powerful (more…)

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