Tom Turnipseed

Tom Turnipseed

Tom Turnipseed is an attorney, writer and peace activist in Columbia, SC. His blog is http://tomandjudyonablog.blogspot.com/

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Sunday, September 18, 2005
The March of the Penguins and Enron, the Smartest Guys in the Room: How Penguins and People Adapt to the Natural World
At a recent conference, young Republicans were urged to see the documentary March of the Penguins, according to The New York Times. Conservative film critic Michael Medved said the film is "the motion picture this summer that most passionately affirms traditional norms like monogamy, sacrifice and child rearing."
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Friday, July 22, 2005
Ecocide
Ecocide means destroying our ecosystem by actions of the human species. Human activity like war and the profligate use of our ecosystem's resources is ecocidal.
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Thursday, June 30, 2005
Our Declaration of Independence From Domination By Middle-Eastern Oil: Developing a Sustainable Energy Policy
As we travel to the beach for the 4th of July, we pay more for gas than ever before. This should be a driving force for us to end the dominance of energy and foreign policy by a destructive, rule and ruin cabal of corporate oil and war profiteers and to develop an eco-friendly and sustainable energy policy.
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Thursday, June 09, 2005
Reason, Extremism And The Right To Life
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - - Our intelligence is being insulted by narrow and extreme political partisanship.
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Monday, March 21, 2005
Deja Vu: Parents in Charge, Tuition Grants, and Choice in Education
As the U.S. District Courts began their final push to desegregate the public schools, I worked to establish Jefferson Davis Academy in Barnwell County at Blackville, South Carolina in 1964-65. My brother, the father of three small children, was the first president of the board of Jefferson Davis Academy and I was instrumental in naming it for the President of the Confederate States of America. Dr. T. Elliott Wannamaker, who led the founding of Wade Hampton Academy in Orangeburg was also the first President of the South Carolina Independent School Association(SCISA). In 1965, Dr.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2005
A Scofflaw in the White House: Undermining Respect for Law
The Ides of March are upon us and, much like the situation with Julius Caesar in ancient Rome, we have an imperialist, authoritarian chief resident in the White House. Please understand, I do not believe President Bush will be physically attacked and assassinated like Caesar. However, as a sneering scofflaw whose pre-emptive use of force and lack of respect for international law and rules of global justice sets an egregious example, Bush is Caesar-like.
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Saturday, February 05, 2005
Democratic Elections in the Middle East
Enthused by the turnout in the Iraq elections last Sunday, a friend of mine wondered if democratic elections in Iraq and the Middle East would likely bring about a pro-American result. I told him the demands for an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq and a cessation of our long-term Machiavellian military adventures in that part of the world will only increase with democratic elections.
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Saturday, January 15, 2005
Out of Touch With Nature
Wild and domestic animals, sensing the peril of the sinister tsunami approaching from within the Indian Ocean, fled to the safety of higher ground. Compared with human losses which have climbed to an estimated 272,000 dead and missing, relatively few animals have been reported dead.
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Friday, January 02, 2004
Courageous African-American Woman Brings Us Hope For Peace
On New Years Eve I was honored to stand next to Harriet Elaine Johnson and her husband for an hour at our weekly peace vigil in front of the South Carolina State House. Ms. Johnson held a sign that said: "Support Our Troops, Send Them Home" as we stood beneath the Confederate Soldiers monument with the Confederate flag rippling in the breeze overhead. Elaine Johnson's 22 year old son, Army Spc. Darius Jennings was one of 17 U.S.
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Thursday, October 23, 2003
Good Versus Evil Sells Violence To Serve the American Empire
The American people's sensibilities are being saturated by violence and a brutal and destructive struggle couched in terms of good against evil. We are increasingly inundated by violence in entertainment, news, religion and politics as the American empire engages in a war against evil and terror throughout the world. Actors, preachers, generals, and politicians are in the news these days to proclaim the gospel of exterminating evil from the face of the earth.
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