Summer 2019 Leading Views
Overall These 2016-2017 older Press Releases long dropped from the current 50 list were the most in demand this summer from July 9 to September 20. Here are summaries of the top 11 older releases for these 73 days. 4470 views total non-current added views to 180 older releases.
Texas Hurricane “Harvey” 8-27-17 (90 views)
Harvey, 56 years after Carla in 1961 is only two years long from a perfect 54 year cycle, these are the most recent two category four hurricanes to land on Texas. Harvey threatens to stay on the coast for a week and dump 52 inches of rain over Houston, double prior records, much more devastating, as water is usually more devastating in a hurricane than wind. This could be worse than Katrina or Sandy in overall impact. This rainfall exceeded the Hugo levels in 1989 in North Carolina, where 12 inches of rain matches the monthly rainfall total of September 1934 in North Carolina, the same month 55 years before.
Deep Politics of Iraq War 6-4-16 (75 views)
In danger of proving that all weapons of mass destruction had been eliminated, Operation Desert Fox was launched in December 1998. When Saddam retaliated by kicking the inspectors out of Iraq, the US preserved the illusion that some weapons of mass destruction remained keeping Hussein in his box of sanctions.
Fraud in the Iraq War of 2003, The False War Resolution of October 2002 The war resolution requires the president to certify two things before launching a war. One was there was a threat of weapons of mass destruction, and two that there was a connection to the attacks on September 11, 2001. The Downing Street Memos show than Tony Blair and George Bush agreed to invade Iraq in April 2002. Bombing doubled the rate in May 2002. In August, Cheney started talking about nuclear weapons, the one thing inspectors agreed had been 100% eliminated in 1998.
Football Baseball and War 5-28-16 (65 views)
World War II changed everything. Japan was forced to demilitarize, adopting a constitution against war. They adopted baseball as their number one sport. In 2015 on our trip to Japan that year, we saw from the train numerous fields of baseball players practicing all over Japan. In the sixties, with glorification of World War II everywhere in the culture, America began to prefer football over baseball as the new number one sport. Now, traveling in America, kids practicing football can be seen all over.
NFL Football Mimics War 10 reasons are cited in the press release, even comparing Roman Gladiators with NFL Football Players.
Teaching Peace Economics 9-4-17 (61 views)
Living with Thomas Kuhn’s Insights When Thomas Kuhn wrote “Structure of a Scientific Revolution” he gave me the guideposts to understanding the resistance of those in the world around me when I came out with my first strong findings in my short book “Peace Economics” in 1986.
Resistance to New Ideas I have been amazed at the insularity of many forums at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Your status at the University is much more important than your ideas for most of them. This stands in sharp contrast to places like Oxford or Cambridge where independent scholars are welcome and appreciated at their numerous forums.
Thirty Year Class Warfare 10-18-16 (58 views)
Who knew when they voted for Ronald Reagan that they would be voting for thirty years of class warfare? Ronald Reagan’s budget director David Stockman wrote a tell all book explaining that the three year fazed in tax cut was a “Trojan Horse” for bringing the top tax rate on the rich down from 70% to 28%. We now know the top 1% have quadrupled their income and stifled the middle class thanks to Reagan policies.
SAGE Military Keynesianism shows that the problem with military spending is that it overpays and gets the best and brightest scientists and engineers and then does not give a product back into the economic mainstream. Military resources deplete investment capital reducing the economic growth rate.
Living History of the CIA 4-16-16 (56 views)
Gary Webb came to Madison on his book tour after his “Dark Alliance” series in the San Jose Mercury News. I asked why the press was so hard on him, and he responded that the CIA had a program called Operation Mockingbird to co-opt the press. He further stated that the Church Committee of the seventies had documented 400 press connections to the CIA. When I became a leading member of Madison’s anti-war group, I actively cross listed numerous articles by national and local peace list-serves. It was quite an education, as my favorite pieces were about the lobby groups driving the whole war process, JINSA, CSP, and especially PNAC, Project for a New American Century. All the big political names were in these groups.
Nobel Peace Year Highlights 10-1-17 (55 views)
Strange pattern on my website might indicate Nobel is double checking me out right now, Saturday afternoon 9-23-17 about 2pm Oslo time, and Monday evening 9-25-17 between 8pm and midnight, someone(s) read all 24 press releases since last Christmas. The Norwegian Nobel Committee reportedly chooses in August according to Jim Murphy, announces October 6 Friday. Since both days are the same 24 in a row, it’s hard to imagine that as anything but a double check by two of the five Norwegian politicians that make the decision. The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced Friday 6 October, 11:00 a.m. Norway time (4am Madison time CDT).
Letter to Nobel Committee 10-5-16 (51 views)
The precision findings that demand a “reduction of armies” for national survival are these two:
Benefits of Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Robert Reuschlein
The million-dollar prize and publicity would make it possible to introduce the world to a new way of thinking about military spending, the economy, and global warming. With the staff to research new stock market strategies and national strategies to finally, force politicians to recognize the huge drawbacks to keeping military spending excessively high for long periods, especially in peacetime but also in wartime.
CNN Top Stories: All Empire 1-2-16 (51 views)
Rise of Islamic State when world empire America invaded Saddam Hussein’s Iraq there was no Al Qaeda in Iraq, but in the ensuing chaos their quickly arose a chapter of Al Qaeda that sought to promote war between the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam. Gay Marriage Supreme Court Decision The main theory of empire from right wing sources is that moral decay has led to the current state of America. Tolerating gay marriage is a sign of the moral decay of America. Paris Terror Assaults Because of colonial involvement of France and Britain in the Middle East, decades of chickens coming home to roost. Mass Shootings of four or more individuals totaled 355 late in the year. High levels of military spending as an indicator of empire shows that crime is a function of empire. Cops Killing Unarmed Blacks The nature of our police forces have changed over the decades to include tactics heretofore reserved for our overseas forces.
Game Master Gygax History 5-14-17 (50 views)
Stretching the Imagination The Role Playing Games Industry (Dungeons and Dragons) emerged from war gaming and the discipline and imagination of Gary Gygax (1938-2008) of Lake Geneva Wisconsin. In 1966, Gygax founded the International Federation of Wargaming (IFW) 1967-1973 and encouraged fellow legend of wargaming Robert Reuschlein to join that group that became the largest wargaming group of its time. Gary Gygax developed the first successful wargaming convention in 1968, GenCon, starting with 100 wargamers, now featuring 50,000 attendees in Indianapolis each year. Gary developed “Dungeons and Dragons” in 1974.
War Decision Mechanisms 9-9-16 (50 views)
Major War Cycle, 54 Years Long, Major Wars Happen in Cold Years (on 54 year cycle)
Low Level Military Defense (keeps economy stronger longer)
National Security State Born in a sociology class on power structure. I compared Secretaries of State and Defense since World War Two in 1985 and the pattern continues today. State tends to be hawkish and Defense tends to be dovish. This is the reverse of most public opinion. CIA Presidents: Obama Clinton Bush Sr. War and Occupy Economics (40% economic reduction under occupation)
The Worthlessness of War (few innovations, huge capital waste)
The Complete Texts of These 11 Press Releases: https://www.academia.edu/40420670/Summer_2019_Views_Leading_2016-2017_Press_Releases_12_p
Please cite this work as follows: Reuschlein, Robert. (2019, September 23), “Summer 2019 Leading Views” Madison, WI, Real Economy Institute. Retrieved from: https://www.expertclick.com/NewsRelease/Summer-2019-Leading-Views,2019194815.aspx
Dr. Peace, Professor Robert Reuschlein, Real Economy Institute, Nominated Vetted 2016 (2 Web Looks), Given Odds 2017 (3 Web Looks), Strongly Considered 2018 (48 Web Looks, one million words) for Nobel Peace Prize, and a favorite in 2019 (double pace of last year: 121 Strong Web Looks in 11.7 months) for Nobel Peace Prize to be announced Friday October 4th, 2019.