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  • Plenty of Blame for Shootdown of Malaysian Passenger Jet

    Posted on July 30, 2014 in Inspirational Writings by Jack T Scully

    Wreckage of Malaysian Flight MH 17The ironic part of this tragedy is that so many people, in positions of authority, could have prevented it. It is clear now that either pro-Russian separatists or Ukrainian Air Defense forces in eastern Ukraine fired the radar-guided missile that brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH 17) on July 17th. It is evident too that launchers were firing at unidentified targets in their kill box. This of course begs the question: What in God’s name was a civilian passenger liner doing in an

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  • Star-Crossed Israel and Palestine Need Not End in Apartheid

    Posted on July 22, 2014 in Inspirational Writings by Jack T Scully

    Image Courtey Pacific Standard: the Science of SocietyThe conflict between Israelis and Palestinians reminds me of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Two proud families, the Capulets and the Montagues, are sworn enemies, engaged in a running street brawl in Verona, Italy. So too the Israelis and Palestinians are engaged in a doomed feud, played out on the narrow strip of land (about the size of Maryland) between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Like Shakespeare’s protagonists, the Middle East combatants share common relig

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  • Blame A Wrong Interpretation of U.S. Constitution for Gun Violence

    Posted on July 15, 2014 in Inspirational Writings by Jack T Scully

    Guns and the U.S. Constitution In the quarter century since conservative Chief Justice Warren Burger of the Supreme Court called for reinterpretation of guns rules and regulations, the debate has continued unabated… and so has the proliferation of weapons. Today there are more guns in America than people. Mass murder of innocent bystanders by deranged individuals, armed with automatic weapons, has become a shocking phenomenon in our culture. Police officials claim officers are often out-gunned, especially in our inner cit

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