Mike Adams
Editors' note: The following column contains language that some readers may find offensive.

A few years ago, Ward Churchill made a name for himself by referring to victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center as “little Eichmanns.” Since then, his name has become synonymous with academic lunacy. But, contrary to popular belief, Churchill is not the biggest lunatic to (dis)grace higher education in recent years. That honor goes to Julio Pino of Kent State University.

Just last week, Pino sent me the following email using his Kent State University e-mail account:

From: PINO, JULIO [jpino@kent.edu]

Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 12:24 PM

To: Adams, Mike

Subject: Life on Mars?

Sorry about the loss of your 66 dogs; maybe the c**** should have stayed at home.

OCCUPIED KABUL, Afghanistan – NATO announced Friday that six more U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan, bringing the death toll for July to at least 66 and surpassing the previous month's record as the deadliest for American forces in the nearly 9-year-old war.

In Kabul, police fired weapons into the air Friday to disperse a crowd of angry Afghans who shouted "death to America," hurled stones and set fire to two vehicles after an SUV, driven by U.S. contract employees, was involved in a traffic accident that killed four Afghans on the main airport road, according to the capital's criminal investigations chief, Abdul Ghaafar.

The notion that a professor would praise the killing of 66 American troops is pretty sickening. But the idea that he would use public property to refer to our war heroes as “dogs” and “c****” is simply unacceptable.

Pino has no respect for the soldiers who have died to preserve his right to say stupid things. Nor has he any respect for the hard-working taxpayers of Ohio who provide him with a venue to do so.

I recently wrote the following to Kent State President Lester Lefton to ask him about Pino’s recent emails to me (you can also write to him):

Sir, what efforts do you think you might be able to undertake to prevent Professor Julio Pino from emailing me with claims that he has raped and sodomized my mother? He is also writing me referring to slain U.S. soldiers as "c****."

These emails are all coming from jpino@kent.edu

Mike S. Adams


So far, the issue has not been deemed sufficiently important to merit a response from the Kent State President. So I have been in touch with one of the producers of The O’Reilly Factor to discuss the possibility of extended coverage of the Pino situation.

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.