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“At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is ‘not done’ to say it, ... Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing,” George Orwell
Climate Catastrophe:
Graphs & Commentary

Climate Change Graphed
(last update: Jan. 15)

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Rollaites for Peace

Rollaites for Peace has maintained vigils for Peace at the Rolla Post Office for 15 years. The time and date of the next Peace vigil will be announced later. Everyone welcome!

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Russo-Ukrainian War
and Related Topics

(last update Jan. 18)
hothouse earth The Book I've
Waited 20 Years For

(Dec. 2022)
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Nature Bats Last HomageToGeorgeOrwell MLK Paradise Lost
Writings and Cartoons on COVID-19 Pandemic
Corona Blog
Recent Writings on the
COVID-19 Pandemic

(last updated Feb. 21)
The Lone Ranger meets the Coronavirus

vaccinate On Evaluating Vaccines

Sept. 2021

Garlic-COVID This Medicinal Plant
May Protect Against
COVID-19 Infections

Sheep Herd Developing Herd Immunity

(a modest proposal)

Updated Sept. 1, 2020
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Writings and Cartoons

Short Quotes for the Coronavirus Era
“If you hear of a plague in a land, then do not go into it. If it happens in land where you are, then do not go out of it.”

—Prophet Muhammad
“It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.”

—Benjamin Franklin
“Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.”

—Richard P. Feynman

“The mental boundaries we keep—between the human and the wild—are more porous than we may have ever imagined.”

—Gavin Van Horn

Benjamin Franklin

first Postmaster General of the United States of America

Benjamin Franklin
Famous Sayings of Benjamin Franklin
“There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that
of defrauding the government.”
“As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously.” “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” “All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.”
Photos of Vigils and Demontrations at the Rolla Post Office
No War with Iran
Weekly Peace Vigil
2019 Global Strike for the Climate
Save Our Postal Service
Articles, Cartoons, Videos, Poems, Photos and More
seuss Fish I Still Love
Dr. Seuss

March 2021
My Favorite
Climate Strike Photo

Poetry Book last updated March 2020

Poems About My
Favorite Creatures

Dragon Class last updated March 2020

Grandpa Reads

tree 2014 — 2021

Poems Are Made
by Fools Like Me

(five poems)
Krystin and Helen October 2018

The Climate
and the Military

(talk at awards party)
Global Warming - Earthquake Demo July 2018

How Global Warming
Can Cause Earthquakes

War Against Sex April 2018

The War Against Sex and
Other Misbegotten Wars

Our Indigestible Sun August 2017

Our Indigestible Sun

(slide show of eclipse)
Sleeping Beauty May 2017

Russian National Ballet
Sleeping Beauty

(commemorative image)
Bomb Blast March 2017

Of Science
and Marches

Gender Identity September 2015

Gender Identity
(cartoon, myth & discussion)
Charlie Hebdo January 2015

A Cartoonist Must Die

(article and cartoon)
Lorax Game Earthday 2014

Plant a Tree for the Lorax

(video: Telling the Lorax story
and playing the Lorax game.)
Dinosaur Museum January 2014

World's Greatest
Dinosaur Museum

Evolution and the Platypus December 2013

Thoughts on Evolution
and the Duckbill Platypus

(cartoon and poems)
Wiki Leaks January 2011

Free Julian Assange

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