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February 9, 2021
Dear Friends:
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In this newsletter is:

1. NOON VIGIL FOR PEACE: THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 11, 2021
2. THE MISFIT MATHEMATICIAN (Tom's column, http://tomsager.org)
          a) From Our Readers: Bionoia
          b) From Our Readers: A Terrifying Warning
          c) War in Yemen May Soon Be Over

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1. NOON VIGIL FOR PEACE: THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 11, 2021

We vigil for peace in front of the Rolla Post Office, THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, FROM NOON TO 1:00 PM (and most subsequent Thursdays until Peace is established). Please join us this Thursday in saying NO WAR AGAINST IRAN or any other country. The temperature is predicted to be around 20. If you do not feel comfortable standing with us in front of the Post Office, please consider driving by and showing your support for our message by honking your horn and flashing a peace sign.

Note 1: Since there are so few of us, generally 2 or 3, no need to cancel; but let's maintain social distancing.

Note 2: In case of inclement weather, vigils may be canceled or terminated early.

2. THE MISFIT MATHEMATICIAN (Tom's column, http://tomsager.org)
          a) From Our Readers: Bionoia
          b) From Our Readers: A Terrifying Warning
          c) War in Yemen May Soon Be Over

From Our Readers: Bionoia

A reader writes in that she had never before heard of Bionoia but would like to read the article.

My response: I hadn't heard of it either, until I read the Wickiser article and started doing an internet search on bio-warfare and bio-terrorism. I think Bionoia is a very important article and highly recommend it. In order to facilitate the reader, I have combined all six parts in one file and posted it on my website.

Robert Harris and Jeremy Paxman's A Higher Form of Killing is another good source for information on biological and chemical warfare.

From Our Readers: A Terrifying Warning

A reader writes in recommending the article, The Terrifying Warning Lurking in the Earths Ancient Rock Record by Peter Brennan.

My response: An excellent article. Brennan traces 56 million years of Earth's history back to the Eocene when temperatures and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were far higher than they are now and gives us a glimpse of what the world may soon become. Brennan points out that invariably, when it comes to modeling climate projections, worst case scenarios continue “to prove stubbornly accurate in the 21st century so far.”

War in Yemen May Soon Be Over

The War in Yemen has been characterized as the world's worst humanitarian disaster. (And there is a lot of stiff competition.) President Biden is curbing support for the Saudi coalition and has sent an envoy to help arrange a Peace agreement.

Also he has removed the “terrorist” designation from the Houthi side in order to facilitate Peace negotiations.

Bernie Sanders has called the decision to end US participation in the War in Yemen “a tribute to the work of so many activists over the years.”

Lots of other places in the world in desperate need of Peace. Maybe Palestine and Israel can be next.

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Wage peace,

Tom
yushasager (at) yahoo.com

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