Archive for May 2005
“Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to call upon the Congress of the United States to initiate, via the National Research Council or other appropriate body, a formal analysis of the circumstances presented by the close encounter between the Earth and asteroid 2004MN4 in April 2029, and the potential for a subsequent collision with Earth in 2036.”
Back in July, 1998, my family had heard that our cousin Lydia’s husband had been selected to replace Steve Perry in the band “Journey” and heard that Steve Augeri and Journey had made a song for the film “Armageddon” which has many songs in it by popular modern artists. The song we knew was titled “Remember Me” and we waited through the whole picture for it. Surprize! It’s on the CD but was cut from the film, I think for the John Denver tune, “Leaving, on a Jetplane”. Oh well. I hope civilization can get this proposal off in time. Ain’t no way off the planet by then, maybe an Outpost.
“HIDDEN INTERNMENT: The Art Shibayama Story
Reveals the lesser-known history of the Japanese-Latin American internment through the life story of Art Shibayama who, at 13, was taken from Peru on March 22, 1944 and interned in Crystal City Texas for two years. Despite this internment, Art was denied redress equal to that provided to Japanese Americans. Working with the Campaign for Justice, Art continues to seek a just resolution through both the Organization of American States and through the legislative route.”
Once said something about this in a forum after a NY Times article and having courses with Marvin K. Opler (cross-cultural psychiatry) whose brother, Morris Opler also an anthropologist in the internments, brought three briefs for Japanese-American Constitutional rights, two of which were heard by the US Supreme Court. As I recall 15 different nations in South America were complicit with their deportation to the US.
“Sometimes it seems like just awhile ago I met the guy who attempted to drive across Africa with a surfboard on top of the Land Rover, trying to see the effects of ‘Western Civilization’ there and just yesterday denied access to the United Nations Library (without a Ph.D. or a note from one) while my VW was parked next to Idi Amin’s embassy in NYC, yet I know that many changes have come to Africa, and perhaps many more deadly ones to sub-Saharan Africa (an anthropology professor (Stevenson) of mine wrote a book about that region, trying to list all the known peoples there) with predicted climate change since that time. We have ‘blood for stones’ with diamonds said to be exchanged by Al-Qaida, an untraceable source of funds, despite some of our politicos’ opinions, in Africa. Where we have yet to explore solutions to problems there, I would hope that our American focus will not be knocked out of kilter by stressing ‘terrorism’ to an insidious effect, losing our standing on ‘terrafirma’. I hope that the study of ‘mass behavior in battle and captivity’ does not become the US’s solution to international problems, as a former US Ambassador to the UN wrote and published about (Jeane J. Kirkpatrick), back in 1968 about ‘the Communist Soldier In The Korean War’.
Posted by: George Myers | May 28, 2005 10:09 AM”
“Dubya’s Double Trouble?” “Dubya’s Double Trouble?” Was Radar Magazine now http://www.radaronline.com Scandalous report on George W. Bush now here: http://www.rigorousintuition.ca/board2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=384
The Most Important Vote on the Iraq War You Never Heard About
BAGnewsNotes: Twice to the Pyramids: “‘Air Force Two is the air traffic control callsign of any U.S. Air Force aircraft carrying the Vice-President of the United States. Currently the Air Force Two aircraft in operation is a Boeing 757-200 (reg. 98-0002), carrying the current Vice- President Dick Cheney.’ Is the 757 bigger than the 747? The F-101 Voodoo certainly was bigger, faster, and deadlier than the F-102 GWB flew, said why he had to go, six months before the end of his service for an MBA at Harvard U., the F-102 ‘obsolete’ though I saw one Mass. Air Guard at 100 feet over the West Meadow Beach, NY one Fourth of July, so thought the F-14 test pilot, Mr. Gwynne. Maybe it’s there to keep him out of the cockpit! (http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Air-Force-Two)
Posted by: George Myers, Jr. | May 25, 2005 10:42 AM
The 757 is not bigger than the 747.
It, in light of the current Supreme Court consideration of jury “tampering” by presenting defendants in shackles (as Clinton associate Susan MacDougal was shown in the press) is certainly stigmatizing. Having just came in from writing on plastic bags and survey tape with a “Sharpie” while in archaeological survey of a property where West Point graduates had their reunions, also owned by “Mama Leone’s” next to their property, I am inclined to use “Marks-A-Lot” instead, less toxic. Perhaps this has gone on a lot (they are old brands) and Yippie Abbie Hoffman used to wear the F word as such on his forehead perhaps as a counter to the same procedure used in Vietnam. Better “kara” (Turkish “black”) marked then dead. “Ah fah la fah ka” Soupy Sales used to sing, “I love you” they say all over Turkey.