The Quemado Institute website was founded in 2014 as a platform for thoughtful discussion on topics of current interest, including world peace, modern physics, American foreign policy in Europe and Asia, health, and the environment. Due to the urgency of the ongoing war in Donbass, the crisis in Syria, US relations with Russia, and the recent presidential election, these topics are the primary focus of the Institute at the present time.
Quemado Institute was named after the elk and wildlife refuge we own and maintain in the high mesa country near Quemado, New Mexico, (see photo). Karl William Pomeroy, Institute founder, is a retired physicist and embedded systems engineer. He now devotes his time to the in-depth study of alternative views on world affairs, particularly concerning US-Russian relations, as well as to classical and jazz piano, bagpipes, and nonstandard theories of gravity and cosmology.
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Editor’s Note – April 10, 2016
We continue to advocate friendship with Russia and independence for the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. We urge as well the strategic containment of China which—unlike Russia—has not relinquished the sovereign territories it invaded and seized during the twentieth century, namely Tibet and Xinjiang. Until it grants full independence to these nations, China remains an enemy of global freedom.
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For an informative article on copyright fair use for images, see Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images, by lawyer Sara Hawkins.
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Quemado Institute editor Karl Pomeroy received a legal threat today in response to a comment he posted on the Russia Insider website about the rise of the R********d banking family. The comment did not mention race, but was of historical content. The threatener accused Karl of “spreading Nazi propaganda,” then repeated the full text of the German Criminal Code Section 130, which outlaws inciting “hatred against a national, racial, religious group or a group defined by their ethnic origins,” which Karl’s comment did not do. A similar law, it was claimed, is now in force in 11 other European countries and carries a penalty of up to five years. The wording of the law is so vague, it could be applied to any criticism of those in power. If a political analyst can accidentally “violate” this totalitarian decree, there is no freedom of speech or press in Europe.