Glenn Franco Simmons 
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Re: “A Country to Call Home

A well-written, heart-wrenching column, but one that is needed.

"As long as our countries, particularly the U.S., continue to sponsor war by selling arms, there will be refugees. War creates refugees. Therefore, they are the responsibility of countries who sponsor war. Rather than turning them away or endlessly warehousing them, wouldnt our money be better spent, speeding up the asylum process, teaching refugees the language and, perhaps, starting U.N.- supported home building programs in which refugees could work, earning a wage, building their homes and helping them to assimilate into the new country?"

The answer to the question posed is "yes."

It should also be noted that the U.S. is the largest arms dealer in the world and has invaded and/or had offensive military activities in more countries since World War II than any other existing country on earth.

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Posted by Glenn Franco Simmons on 05/28/2018 at 5:58 PM
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Re: “Trinidad, Do the Right Thing

You are correct: Trinidad and Humboldt County have never completely come to terms with the genocide of Native peoples, from the hanging tree, to Jacoby Storehouse to Fort Humboldt. For an excellent history of this genocide, I recommend, if you can still find a copy on AbeBooks or elsewhere, "Genocide in Northwestern California: When Our Worlds Cried" by former HSU Prof. Jack Norton. Jack was a splendid professor, a historical treasure well-versed in the local genocidal campaigns.

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Posted by Glenn Franco Simmons on 01/08/2018 at 8:40 AM

Re: “HumBug: Winter Butterflies

One way to make it so more butterflies survive is to not use toxic sprays in your yard. Great photos and post.

Posted by Glenn Franco Simmons on 01/08/2018 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Study of NFL Brains 'Reinforcing' for Local Concussion Awareness Efforts

I've said for years that there may be a day when the avalanche of lawsuits against youth football leagues, high schools, universities and CFL/NFL will become so expensive that alternatives to tackle football will be sought.

It could go to a flag football-type game or a touch football-type game with sensors on a player's uniform (although the technology for that type of uniform has not yet been developed).

In the future, I don't see tackle football being played in youth or high school. Perhaps the semi-pro college football leagues will become just that: semi-pro. Then, the semi-pro and pro players would have to sign waivers as a promise not to sue for concussion-related issues. Otherwise, tackle football will be a thing of the past.

That said, I love football, but it's becoming more difficult to watch knowing that players may be acquiring a disease that can lead to much suffering and even death, in addition to spinal and other injuries.

Posted by Glenn Franco Simmons on 12/20/2017 at 10:17 AM

Re: “The Choices We Make

Oh, by the way, I think you and your staff are doing great at The Journal.

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Posted by Glenn Franco Simmons on 10/05/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “The Choices We Make

Excellent editorial, Thadeus. Despite my working in media for many years, until today, I had not heard of Project Censored.

The Project Censored article was well-written and worthy of consideration.

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Posted by Glenn Franco Simmons on 10/05/2017 at 2:56 PM

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