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I am a retired physicist and hold a B.S. in Ch. E. as well. I have been an environmental activist since the early 1970s. I have been a writer of opinion pieces and other essays since about 1995 and am a published author of history. I have studied monetary systems since 1968.
I am an owner of a home with mineral rights in Fort Worth, Texas. I am politically a progressive. As a technical advisor to a select committee of the Philmont Staff Association from 2006-2008 I studied the technology of horizontal gas drilling and the environmental effects associated with it. In Fort Worth I am an activist against urban gas drilling.
Question Received Wisdom; Learn What We Don't Know, And Let the Chips Fall Where They May
Can you stomach received wisdom? I can't. This article is about what is wrong with the world's economy and recommends authors who know the answer and two of their books that can help us to learn what Wall Street doesn't want us to know. We can't propose changes in our system if we don't know what we don't know. The truth has been known for 5000 years. It's time we were told.
When the next crash comes do you want Hillary in charge?
This article exposes the perpetrators of the 2008 crash. The source for this information is Michael Hudson's book, "Killing the Host". The case for a repeat of the QE solution if Hillary is POTUS in 2017 is made. Who will you vote for?
Saturday, July 23, 2016(9 comments)
Business cycles--Why they occur and how to avoid them
This article exposes the fraud that is impoverishing us. Dr. Michael Hudson's books and website gives us the answer. We need to understand this. It's a Ponzi scheme that was being used in the con game that John Perkins participated in as an economic hit man and is now being used on us.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016(33 comments)
The Fatal Flaw of Our Fiat Monetary System
The Federal Reserve System and the US Treasury have used a smoke and mirrors story to explain QE. The story is obviously phony, and it is an example of the (deliberate) fatal flaw in the design of the system.
How the Sanders Campaign Is Going Off the Rails
This article is a warning to the Sanders campaign that the focus is inappropriate at this stage. We need to be recruiting undecided Democrats and those who are now leaning toward Third Way candidate Hillary.
The Trouble With Cash--a World Awash in $100 Federal Reserve Notes
Small amounts of cash are useful for buying a loaf of bread or the Sunday newspaper. But cash transactions on a large scale are useful only to people who have something to hide. Large amounts of cash encourage crime of all sorts, from muggings to illegal arms and drug sales. The amount of US cash in Europe alone amounts to thousands of dollars for every American. Who does this serve?
Conspiracy Theories vs. Conspiracies and the Case of the World Trade Center
It is time to put away the official U. S. government conspiracy theory regarding the demise of the World Trade Center buildings and proceed from the observable facts of the case. There is much critically important work yet to be done before this case can be closed. This course of action is necessary survival of our nation.
Thursday, June 4, 2009(1 comments)
String 'em up
It's time to face the music. Globalization has failed. We need to admit it and return to sanity. And as for the traitors who sold us this scam? String 'em up!
Thursday, November 6, 2008(1 comments)
Without the miracle of Obama's election I'm sure this nation would not exist for another four years. Now it seems possible if not certain.
Friday, October 24, 2008(8 comments)
"Small is Beautiful-Economics as if People Mattered"
I first read this book by E. F. Schumacher in 1976. A few days ago I picked it up again. I wondered if I'd see it in a different light more than 30 years later. I was amazed that the forecasts Schumacher had made had mostly come true in the interim.
Globalization proponents will find much food for thought in this piece.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
People or Profit-- The Urban Gas Wars
We are experiencing a new phenomenon in Texas, a collision of gas drilling and production interests with the needs of urban dwellers. Texas laws were not written for this new situation, and for various reasons the Texas Railroad Commission, the state legislature, and city governments have not dealt with the issues.
This struggle is setting a precedent for urban drilling all over the US. Read and heed.
Monday, June 23, 2008(13 comments)
Another Ineffective e-Voting Reform Bill that Solves Nothing
Why the hell do arrogant legislators keep bringing up ideas like this that they should know by now are flawed and not the best solution proposed by the scientists who have studied this for years? Is it arrogance, or is it a deliberate nod to an industry whose performance can only be interpreted as criminal fraud?
Moral Hazard, the Oath of Office, and Treason
It is the thesis of this essay that the creation and/or defense of laws and policies which create a moral hazard whose costs are borne by society at large is a violation of the oath of office, tantamount to treason, and should be so regarded by the justice system.