The World Mourns the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II was the second longest reigning monarch (70 years) after King Louis XVI of France (72 years), and as such, Queen Elizabeth II oversaw an era of deep technological and societal shifts. For one, she is often regarded as the first British Monarch to openly grant self-determination to her colonies. Under her rule,Continue reading “The World Mourns the Death of Queen Elizabeth II”

UCLA and USC Big Ten Moves are a Sad Day for the Pacific and Unnecessary – From a UCLA fan

Leading the Pac, dominating the West, and working with our colleagues have made our identities as Bruins and Trojans, and it has been a true honor to represent the PCC/Pac-10/Pac-12. However, now, we have chosen to abandon our leadership and optimism, plus our tradition, families, neighbors, and longtime friends for a better contract at least in terms of money in the short term. But, regardless of how it turns out, it has created a stain on both of our legacies and especially on our historical tradition! We practice everyday to be the best in the West from the time we are young, and this challenge has excelled us to create the internet, to create the technology to reach the Moon, to win Olympic and World titles. Our athletes successes and our universities becoming some of the most sought after brands are directly because of the competitors we have faced for over 100 years! This competitive greatness created the legend of John Wooden, the grit and determination of The Boys in the Boat, the speed of Marcus Allen, and the ingenuity of Phil Knight. We owed it our region and to our competitors who made us who we are to respect their competitiveness by leading the Pac-12 and the Pacific into better times. Yet, just a few years of poor performances in our sports and in our management has led to our regional demise. I think the Big Ten will provide a lot of opportunity for both UCLA and USC, but loyalty, tradition, and honor, as well as leadership was an opportunity we passed up, a much greater set of opportunities because they cannot be bought. UCLA and USC moving to the Big Ten is severely disappointing and sad for the unity and family we shared as a Pac-12 Community. The Pacific looks to Los Angeles and we have abandoned it for the Midwest. We owed it to the region that made us who we were to stick with it to the end. We did not show leadership, we should an ability to follow the temptation of money at the cost of over 100 years of tradition. That is not what our academic institutions teach. There was no loyalty and a lack of respect for our competitors that got us to the position where we are now.

Crisis Averted?

Sovereign Knights of Malta (SMOM) Grand Chancellor, Albrecht von Boeselager, has confirmed in a letter that the Holy See’s representative cardinal, Cardinal Tomasi, has met both himself and the Order’s nominated leader for the new constitutional reform committee, Marwan Sehnaoui, on Friday 28 January. Grand Chancellor Albrecht von Boeselager and the leadership of SMOM haveContinue reading “Crisis Averted?”

Pope Francis, Please Listen to your Most Faithful on the Sovereign Knights of Malta

It was 20 September 1870 when the Papal States fell to the Kingdom of Italy in Rome, cementing the end to territorial rule of the Pope until 1929. Since that moment, that very event has been met with sourness from many Catholics who continue to seek more land under the Church to defend against the onslaughtContinue reading “Pope Francis, Please Listen to your Most Faithful on the Sovereign Knights of Malta”

It has been a glorious day for republicans

Barbados 🇧🇧 has become a republic! They join the over 150 UN Member States and Observers to be a republic and the over 160 states whether recognized or not by the UN to be a republic. Previously, Barbados was an independent sovereign state like the USA, France, Nigeria, and South Korea, but had a QueenContinue reading “It has been a glorious day for republicans”

Louisiana should accept the Haitian Refugees

Louisiana, like most of the area around the Mississippi River, used to be a part of the Kingdom of France. Louisiana was a part of the Louisiana Territory of France, as an administrative district under New France, from 1682-1769 and from 1801-1803, although a few of these years are debated. Bourbon Spain ruled this territoryContinue reading “Louisiana should accept the Haitian Refugees”