From the Mission Statement
Soaring Spirit with Tears is my
most personal web site. Here,
I allow myself free rein to express any thoughts I please, from
the most political to the most esoteric, from passionate pleas for
sane environmental policies and for peace to social activism to express
our desires through consumer choices, including the right to boycott
products and corporations with known antisocial or sociopathic records. I
talk about my past and my visions for the future.
Rape in India
An essay about the sentencing of the rapists in relationship to the doctrine of Ahimsa.
Change the World!
"Decide Whether We Should
Like billions others in this
galaxy, we are conscious creatures that some name "extra-terrestrials",
even though reality is subtler. . . Imagine our arrival tomorrow.
Thousands of ships. A unique cultural shock in today's mankind's
Prayers for PeaceFrom
Great spirit of our Ancestors, I raise my pipe to you, to
your messengers in the four winds, and to Mother Earth who
provides for your children.
Give us the wisdom to teach our children to love, to respect,
and to be kind
to each other, so that they may grow with peace in mind. Let
us learn to share all good things that you provide for us on this
"America's Founding Fathers
steadfastly believed that we should lead by example. While they
held that our system was superior to other previous ones, they
were firm in their commitment that America should avoid foreign
entanglements. We should have friendship and commerce with all,
but should decline to intervene in situations that are none of
our affair. This idea has been totally abandoned by our current
government, which has stationed American soldiers in over 100
different nations around the globe."
Soap and its Impact on the Environment
Beginning around 1960, it was
noted that there was more foam on rivers and that sewage treatment
facilities were encountering serious problems, including that
water foamed when it came out of the tap, this due to the fact
that propylene-based alkyl benzene sulphonates are not completely
degraded by the bacteria naturally present in effluents.
and its Impact on the Environment
Alternative Energy Transportation
Without change, serious change,
we are looking at fuel demands that are 2.5 times the present
levels by 2030 and air that is many times blacker than today.
Alternative automobiles or alternative transportation are the
only solution to an otherwise impossible situation, one that
compromises the ecological balance of our Planet, international
relations, health, and survival itself.
There is almost no maintenance
for the car: no gas, no oil changes, no spark plugs to replace,
nothing to tune up, and no clutch that suffers wear and tear.
You will never have to go into a car station ever again.
Cloning; Stem Cell Research; Genetic
Ethical and Spiritual Commentary
The ethical arguments center mainly on the
normality, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually,
of the person created in this manner, the detractors saying that
preliminary experiments with animals have not shown that the
technology exists to create perfect examples of the species.
Aside from this issue, there are few jarring ethical arguments.
Low Frequency Active Sonar (LFA) is a submarine
detection system that many believe interferes with the ability
of marine mammals to communicate with each other. It may also
cause deafness among cetaceans. My views on
sound, healing, and whales.
See also the article on
beached whales, seismic activity, and underwater air gun use.
If one has studied near death
experiences, then we come to see a consistent pattern in which
the trauma victim is shown life after death and given a choice. If
the patient chooses not to enter paradise, there must be a reason
so I can only assume that Terri is forcing each of us to look
at our deepest beliefs and come to terms with the ethics and
understanding that should guide our lives. If she was shown
this at the time of the crisis 15 years ago, she must have signed
up for all that followed. Many who look to be the least
of all of us might actually be great teachers.
We are now in a muddle over pump prices,
but we are told Europeans have been paying much more for years.
Is this true? Has anyone bothered to add the cost of taxes
to build weapons and wage war to the sticker price at the pump?
Mandatory Health Insurance
Insurance companies are cashing in
on two more bonuses. Thanks to their generous support of
political candidates, they want the favors returned, roughly
100-fold. They want less liability as well as mandatory
health insurance. These are freebies for an industry that
has become reprehensible.
State Farm Insurance
State Farm Insurance has denied countless
claims for wind damage in areas of the Bayou devastated by hurricanes. It
has accomplished this inhumanity against legitimately insured
customers by falsifying engineering reports, forging signatures,
and systematic corporate abuse of power. Show your support
for your dislocated brothers and sisters by boycotting State
As the election momentum heats up,
I am going to post pages about issues that are important for
our consideration, focusing primarily on peace, environmental trusteeship,
healthcare reform, education, and sane economic reforms.
my Vietnam Experiences and their relevance to Afghanistan
Photographs from my Travels through Afghanistan
Warfare and the Doctrine of Harmlessness
History of the Earth
On Approaching my 64th Birthday
Name: Soaring Spirit with Tears