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Robert M. Bowman (born 1934) was the former Director of Advanced Space Programs Development for the U.S. Air Force in the Ford and Carter administrations, and a former United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 101 combat missions. Seal of the Air Force. ... Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... For the submarine, see USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23). ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerospace branch of the United States armed forces. ... Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Army and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel is a rank of the United States armed forces which is presently used by the United States Army, United States Air Force and United States Marine Corps. ...


Bowman is the founder and Presiding Archbishop of the United Catholic Church, an "independent Catholic fellowship" created in 1996 and held to be connected through apostolic succession to the Old Catholic Church.[1] Additionally, he is Executive Director of Christian Support Ministries.[2] In Christianity, the doctrine of Apostolic Succession (or the belief that the Church is apostolic) maintains that the Christian Church today is the spiritual successor of the Church of the Apostles. ... The Old Catholic Church is a community of Christian churches. ...

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Activism

Despite his involvement with space programs and defense, he emerged as an early public critic of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI, also aka "Star Wars") during the Ronald Reagan administration. On The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, he called it "the ultimate military lunacy, easily overwhelmed and vulnerable".[3] Bowman founded the Institute for Space and Security Studies, and its publication Space & Security News (1983) (ISSN 1071-2569), and authored two books on the subject of SDI. He is also a critic of an outgrowth of the SDI program, the Bush administration's proposed National Missile Defense.[4] The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), commonly called Star Wars after the popular science fiction movies, was a system proposed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983[1] to use ground-based and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is an evening television news program broadcast weeknights on PBS in the United States. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... A payload launch vehicle carrying a prototype exoatmospheric kill vehicle is launched from Meck Island at the Kwajalein Missile Range on Dec. ...


For several years he has been active with Veterans for Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War as a speaker.[5][6][7] He had also been a member of the Peace Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.[8] Veterans For Peace is an American organization founded in 1985. ... -1... Seal of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington The Episcopal Diocese of Washington is the ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Episcopal Bishop of Washington which is comprised of the United States District of Columbia and Maryland counties of Charles, St. ...


In 1998, Project Censored cited Bowman's article "Our Continuing War Against Iraq," in the May 1998 issue of Space and Security News as one of the few (along with Bill Blum of the San Francisco Bay Guardian and Dennis Bernstein) covering what they deemed the fifth most censored story, "U.S. Weapons of Mass Destruction Linked to the Deaths of Half a Million Children."[9] The WMDs referred to are the biological samples sent to Iraq from the United States up to 1989, and use of depleted uranium during the Gulf War. Project Censored is a nonprofit, sociological project of an investigative nature within the Sonoma State University Foundation. ... The San Francisco Bay Guardian is a free, weekly alternative newspaper published in San Francisco. ... Dennis Bernstein is a Jewish-American writer and activist who is notably critical of abusive and illegal policies of the Israeli government. ... The Federal Government of the United States is known to possess three types of weapons of mass destruction: nuclear weapons, chemical weapons and biological weapons. ... // Depleted uranium (DU) is uranium which contains mostly Uranium-238 and a reduced proportion of the isotope Uranium-235. ... Combatants U.S.-led coalition Iraq Commanders Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. ...


He is a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, founded in January 2006 by James H. Fetzer. Because of the beliefs Bowman holds regarding U.S. complicity in the September 11, 2001 attacks, he is also part of the movement to impeach George W. Bush. He spoke at a September 11, 2005 rally in New York City held by members of the New York 9/11 Truth Movement.[10] Categories: Possible copyright violations ... A huge plume of smoke and fire can be seen emerging from the North Tower. ... Some have called for the impeachment of U.S. President George W. Bush. ... 11 September 2005 (Sunday) An eleven minute video tape purporting to be from Al Qaeda is delivered to American network ABC in Pakistan and shown on Good Morning America, warns of future attacks on Los Angeles, California and Melbourne, Australia. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... It has been suggested that Charlie Sheen and Alex Jones interviews be merged into this article or section. ...


Political Ambitions

In 2000, he campaigned nationwide for the nomination of the Reform Party of the United States of America for President of the United States.[11]. In some Reform Party straw polls, he polled better than the ultimate winner of the nomination Pat Buchanan, though still 40 points behind the frontrunner John Hagelin.[12] In the California 2000 presidential primaries, he came in third among five Reform Party candidates, after Donald Trump and John B. Anderson, with 15% of the vote. Including "votes cast by Independents or voters of another party", he came in third among six Reform Party candidates with 14% of the vote, after Trump and George D. Weber.[13][14] [15] The Reform Party of the United States of America (abbreviated Reform Party USA or RPUSA) is a political party in the United States, founded by Ross Perot in 1995 who said Americans were disillusioned with the state of politics – as being corrupt and unable to deal with vital issues – and... The presidential seal was used by president Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Pat Buchanan Patrick Joseph Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American author, syndicated columnist, and television commentator. ... Donald John Trump, Sr. ... John Bayard Anderson (born February 15, 1922) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois and presidential candidate in the 1980 election. ...


Bowman was also considered as one of the running mates for John Hagelin, who was running as the Natural Law Party candidate for President and also one of the frontrunners for the Reform Party nomination.[16] Though many believed Bowman would win the slot on Hagelin's ticket as the candidate for Vice President of the United States[17], he ultimately lost it to Nat Goldhaber. John Hagelin (June 9, 1954 - ) is a theoretical physicist specializing in superstring theory, a practicioner and teacher of Transcendental Meditation and yogic flying, an electronic designer of high-end audio equpment and was a candidate for President of the United States three times. ... The Natural Law Party is a trans-national political party with national branches in over 80 countries. ... The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government. ... A. Nathaniel Nat Goldhaber - An Internet entrepreneur and longtime associate the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, was the Natural Law Party nominee for Vice President in 2000 on the ticket headed by John Hagelin. ...


In 2004, Bowman attempted another run at the Presidency, but ultimately endorsed John Kerry.[18] In 2005 he toured the United States at the invitation of friends honoring him for his efforts towards peace, viewing it as a sort of "farewell tour" due to his battle with a form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.[19] John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer arising from lymphocytes, a type of white blood cells. ...


At present, he is collecting signatures to get on the ballot as a Democrat running for the seat in the United States House of Representatives currently held by 15th District Florida Republican Dave Weldon. Democrat Timothy A. Shipe has already filed.[20] Shipe, however, was not known the the Brevard County, Florida Democratic party[21] whereas Bowman has been working with them.[22] An article by Florida Today noted Bowman had about $6,000 campaign money compared to Weldon's $559,858.[23] The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170 451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... David Joseph Weldon, M.D., (born August 31, 1953), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing the 15th District of Florida. ... Location in the state of Florida Formed 1844 Seat Titusville Area  - Total  - Water 4,032 km² (1,557 mi²) 1,395 km² (539 mi²) 34. ... Florida Today is owned by Gannett, the United States largest newspaper group in terms of circulation with 101 daily newspapers. ...


Awards

Veterans For Peace is an American organization founded in 1985. ... The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States which was established by Executive Order 9158, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, on May 11, 1942. ... Bronze and Silver oak leaf clusters An Oak leaf cluster is a common device which is placed on military awards and decorations to denote those who have received more than one bestowal of a particular decoration. ...

Bibliography

  • "Arms Control in Space: Preserving Critical Strategic Space Systems without Weapons in Space" in America's Plans for Space (1984)
  • "Proposal for a Deep Freeze" in Patricia M. Mische, Star Wars and the State of Our Souls (1984) ISBN 0866834508
  • Star Wars: Defense or Death Star? (1985) LoC 85-82136 OCLC 13943536
  • Star Wars: A Defense Insider's Case Against the Strategic Defense Initiative (1986) ISBN 0874773903 ISBN 0874773776 (paperback)

Notes

  1. "The Bowman Lineage", Terrence J. Boyle's Outline of Episcopi Vagantes
  2. World Interfaith Congress
  3. Reagan's America by Lloyd deMause (1984) ISBN 0940508028 (citing 'The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour,' WNET-TV, November 10, 1983, with further reference to "Star Wars-Pie in the Sky," New York Times, December 14, 1983, p. A35.)"
  4. [http://www.rmbowman.com/ssn/SW2.htm Star Wars II, George II reinvents National Missile Defense
  5. http://cflveteransforpeace.org/cms/content/view/49/1/
  6. http://www.vvaw.org/veteran/article/?id=341
  7. http://www.veteransforpeace.org/2002conv.htm
  8. Friends of Peace Pilgrim newsletter 7 summertime 1989.
  9. Gabriel Roth, "Not fit to print? Project Censored uncovers the stories that didn't make the news in 1998" San Francisco Bay Guardian March 24, 1999
  10. Greg Szymanski, "Gutless Politicians Still Won't Answer 9/11 Questions; Truth Rally Calls For Treason And Murder Indictments Against Bush And Cheney" Greg Szymanski's Arctic Beacon
  11. Ballot Access News March 1, 2000
  12. "John Hagelin Topples Pat Buchanan In Iowa/Minnesota Reform Party Upset!" Natural Law Party of the United States
  13. Federal Elections 2000: Presidential Primary Election Results by State]
  14. California Secretary of State - Primary 2000 - Statewide Totals
  15. Smart Voter - League of Women Voters California
  16. Kellman, Laurie "Buchanan wins Reform Party primary, both sides reject results" Associated Press
  17. Anthony York, "Will the real nominee please stand up?" Salon.com
  18. [http://web.archive.org/web/20041009235926/www.rmbowman.com/Bowman2000/index.html Bowman2004 Official Site (archive)
  19. Job Conger, "Star warrior's adieu" Illinois Times May 26, 2005
  20. Florida Department of State Division of Elections.
  21. Neale, Rick, "Bowman challenges Weldon: Democrat wants U.S. out of Iraq" Florida Today March 25, 2006
  22. "Dr Bob Bowman Announces Candidacy" BrevardDemocrats.com March 27, 2006
  23. Neale, op. cit.
  24. Veterans for Peace Spring 2002 newsletter, page 10.

Episcopi vagantes (Latin for wandering bishops) are persons who have been consecrated as bishops in a Christian church in some irregular fashion, especially those claiming to have valid Roman Catholic orders although their consecrations were not authorized by the Roman Catholic Church. ... Lloyd deMause (born September 19, 1931) is an American psychologist who made major contributions to the developing academic field of psychohistory. ... The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is an evening television news program broadcast weeknights on PBS in the United States. ... WNET (Thirteen/WNET) is an American television station licensed by the FCC to serve Newark, New Jersey. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Peace Pilgrim (1908 - 1981), born Mildred Lisette Norman, was a pacifist activist and author of Steps Toward Inner Peace. ... The San Francisco Bay Guardian is a free, weekly alternative newspaper published in San Francisco. ... Screenshot of Salon. ...

Further reading

  • Robert M. Bowman official homepage
  • Bowman for Congress official site
  • Institute for Space and Security Studies
  • United Catholic Church

 
 

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