Monthly Archives: July 2009

Dear Friends and Family, I am in Bolinao on a Forced Honeymoon


This is part of the continuing love saga of Kevin and Maria Stoda (Baradero) now on imposed exile in the Philippines awaiting Wiesbaden’s Integration Office’s change or heart, mind and soul. Continue reading

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BREAKDOWN IN COMMON SENSE AND DISCIPLINE: TOO COMMON IN HISTORY OF WAR


BREAKDOWN IN COMMON SENSE AND DISCIPLINE:  TOO COMMON IN HISTORY OF WAR   By Kevin Stoda, in the Philippines Dateline July 29, 2009   The story in today’s  THE GAZETTE of Colorado Springs notes, “With each roadside bombing, [Colorado Unit] … Continue reading

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JAMMIN’ WITH MARIA AND CARLOS SANTANA


Dear Maria Victoria, I went bicycling to Mainz tonight from Wiesbaden.  I had crossed over the Rhine River from Hessen to the Palatinate and was heading on northwards past some Swiss ferries. Suddenly, as I went under the Main River … Continue reading

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REVIEW: CONTRASTING SCHLINK’S “THE READER” AND “SELF JUSTICE”


For example, in your newest book, you (Schlink) claimed, ”But there are as many insides of evil as there are evil people and there isn’t that much to find out about them. Once an SS officer or soldier has crossed the line from being a fighter to being a murderer every additional murder is just an additional number. And they crossed the line for all kinds of reasons. The psychological predispositions that enabled them to enjoy crossing the line or to want to obey orders or not to care were as manifold as the reasons for doing so. To create the typical evil-doer is as simplistic and misleading as creating any other stereotype.” Continue reading

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DON’T BE FOOLED–Twenty percent of Americans premium dollars on health care are paying for these government insiders and other lobbying or TV propaganda


My name is Wendell Potter, and for twenty years I worked as a senior executive at health insurance companies. And I saw how they confused their customers and dumped the sick, so all they—so also they can satisfy their Wall Street investors. Continue reading

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ONLINE Political Parties—What is your future? by kevin stoda, an online candidate for US Senate


Ever since the Online Pirate Party won over 7 percent of the vote in Sweden last month in the election for the new European Parliament, my students have been asking me about my own online campaigns. That vote in Sweden had guaranteed a seat in the European Parliament for the online Pirate Party. It also quickly spawned the creation of Pirate and other online parties in Germany and other European countries. Continue reading

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Sehr geehrte Hessesischen Landtag, und Vorsitzenden der Petitionen, et. Al.


17. Juli 2009 Auswärtige Amt das Hessisches Ministerium des Innern und für Sport, Postfach 31 76, 65021 Wiesbaden Sehr geehrte Hessesischen Landtag, und Vorsitzenden der Petitionen, et. Al. Der Bundesministerium des Innern– Bürgerservice-Zentrum –hat mir gesagt, dass ich an Ihnen … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Tadeusz Sobolewicz’s BUT I SURVIVED—and How to Take the Longer View on Horrors of War, Terror and Torture


The young Sobolewicz said to himself, “We can’t allow ourselves through our will to revenge to become like those who mistreated and tortured us or killed our family members.” There will be time and courts enough for that he said. Continue reading

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Berlin, GERMANY: Bishop Huber of Evangelical Church notes that Germany is Europameister in Weapon Exports and We all have too much Blood on our Hands


Every year, Germany’s mainstream Evangelical churches get together for a weeklong gathering called KIRCHENTAG. This past May it was held in Bremen. At this event in Bremen, Bishop Wolfgang Huber of the Evangelical Church received “red hands” This receiving of red hands is part of a worldwide campaign against children being used as (and abused by) soldiers—which is sadly the case year-after-year for at least some 250,000 children around the globe. Continue reading

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Dear AMERICAN CONGRESSMEN; PASS THE SINGLE PAYER BILL NOW:


I LIKE THE ANECDOTE ABOUT GRANDPA–John Dingell, Sr. who first introduced a single payer bill in Congress in 1943. SO; I am passing it on to oyu alll to read and get riled about. Yesterday, the House Democrats unveiled their … Continue reading

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