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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Letter to The Johns Hopkins University – 21 March 2009
By Mary T. Hoffman

At a time when taxpayers are angry with government corruption, it’s time to stop wasting millions of dollars on experiments that are extremely redundant as well as horribly cruel. For more information and to find out what you can do, please visit 

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Contact info for William R. Brody, President, The Johns Hopkins University is below:

Here is the letter we wrote:

21 March 2009

William R. Brody, President
Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone #: (410) 516-8068
Fax: (410) 516-6097
[email protected]

Dear President Brody:

We have become aware of the fact that The Johns Hopkins University has been charged with dozens of Animal Welfare Act violations; and that Charles Connor and Ernst Niebuhr are involved in extremely cruel and redundant research utilizing rhesus monkeys.

These activities reflect poorly on the reputation of your facility, and I think you’ll agree with us that this outweighs any perceived financial benefit from these projects – especially at a time when taxpayers are financially stressed to begin with.

Please see to it that these “experiments” are terminated as soon as possible.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Frank L. Hoffman

Mary T. Hoffman

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