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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 was a founding member of the Save Barton Creek Association in Austin, TX. In 2006 I was a member of a select committee of the Philmont Staff Association to advise Philmont Scout Ranch about opposing El Paso Natutal Gas's plan to drill and frack in the Valle Vidal in Carson National Forest. I studied the technology of horizontal gas drilling and the environmental effects associated with it. We defeated the plan proposed by El Paso Natural Gas. have been an active opponent of urban gas drilling in Fort Worth, TX since 2006. My present focus is global warming and the ominous effect of increasing atmospheric CO2.
I have been a writer of opinion pieces and other essays since about 1995 and am a published author of history of the old west. My book, Last Train To El Paso--the Mysterious Unsolved Murder of a Cattle Baron was published in 2014. I have had two articles published in Wild West magazine,. The most recent one, titled "How Jim Miller Killed Pat Garrett" was the lead article in the August 2018 issue.

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.


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A Bambusa Balcooa clump (not Beema) at Rivers End Nursery, Bayview, TX, 2008, From Uploaded
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Making War on Climate Change If you are tired of all the "Ain't it awful?" articles about climate change and want to do something useful to make war on climate change, this article recommends a project that could make all the difference. You CAN help us win this war.
Hillary and Timothy Geithner, From FlickrPhotos
(40 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 11, 2016
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?
Series: Margaret Thatcher was wrong. There IS an alternative (11 Articles, 20886 views)
(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 20, 2015
Currency in Fiat Monetary Systems in General and the US Federal Reserve System in Particular This article explains currency concepts and procedures used in the US Federal Reserve System and clarifies the term "seigniorage".
Series: Margaret Thatcher was wrong. There IS an alternative (11 Articles, 20886 views)
President Bill Clinton with Al From, president of the Democratic Leadership Council, From ImagesAttr
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 21, 2015
Globalization, Free Trade, and David Ricardo's Theory David Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage is shown to be hopelessly impractical and not at all descriptive of our experience with globalization.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 18, 2016
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.
Series: Margaret Thatcher was wrong. There IS an alternative (11 Articles, 20886 views)
Each wrapper contains $10,000 in $100 bills., From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 4, 2015
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?
Series: Margaret Thatcher was wrong. There IS an alternative (11 Articles, 20886 views)
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 24, 2008
"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.
Series: Margaret Thatcher was wrong. There IS an alternative (11 Articles, 20886 views)
(30 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The looming crisis of the death of Windows XP This article is an examination of what "free enterprise" has done for our lives.
A new dawn beckons, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Money--Whence It Came, Where it Went, and The Rules This is the second article in a series. In this article we focus on the fiat currency system we now have and the promise it holds.
Series: Margaret Thatcher was wrong. There IS an alternative (11 Articles, 20886 views)
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 31, 2020
Bad Money, Wall Street, Steven Mnuchin, and Michael Hudson, My Take This article contains my thoughts about the recent new giveaway to the Fed.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 25, 2011
"What It Is Like to Go to War", by Karl Marlantes--My Response A response to Karl Marlantes's thesis in his book "What It Is Like to Go to War". Karl opens the subject of what it takes to be a warrior and what needs to be done for returning warriors to prevent or ameliorate PTSD.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 6, 2013
We have been transformed into a pathocracy--Political Ponerology, a must read This article calls attention to an important book explaining what is happening to us in the US today. It is a must read.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 20, 2009
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.
THIS IS NOT A DREAM - THIS IS REAL #dreams #dreamer #danapoint #light #livingthedream #sunset #sailing #thesoulclann, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Take a break. Watch this video (non-political) It's just about a man, his dream, his boat, and a mountain. There's a message here, though words fail me.
Smoke and mirrors, From FlickrPhotos
(33 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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.
Series: Margaret Thatcher was wrong. There IS an alternative (11 Articles, 20886 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 21, 2008
Pragmatists, Team Players, Idealists, and Democracy How many times have you been told. "You're not being pragmatic", or "You're not a team player"? My answer: "And this is a problem?"
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 28, 2014
Dear PayPal An email to PayPal giving feedback on their kind message informing me of new policy terms coming into effect on May 15, 2014.
USCurrency Federal Reserve, From WikimediaPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 27, 2017
About Money, the Federal Budget, and Taxes This is the first article of a planned series about the nature of money, why it is accepted, how it is used, what it is used for, why we have crashes, recessions, and depressions, whether anything can be done about these situations, and if so, how it could be done.
Series: Margaret Thatcher was wrong. There IS an alternative (11 Articles, 20886 views)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 20, 2009
You had no idea what you were agreeing to when you signed a mineral lease. If you did you'd have told them to get out This article is about urban gas drilling in the first large urban field in the nation, Fort Worth, Texas. But lest you think it doesn't apply to you, think again. It will be coming to a shale bed gas field near you soon.
Partners in crime, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 18, 2016
About that QE "lending" that has been paid off (NOT) This article exposes the lie Chris Cuomo told last night during the Town Hall with Jill Stein. The lie was first invented by Wall Street to mitigate their outrageous use of the money to pay their henchmen.
Series: Margaret Thatcher was wrong. There IS an alternative (11 Articles, 20886 views)
The Globalization of War by Michel Chossudovsky. Book Review ..., From GoogleImages
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 20, 2016
New Book -- The Globalization of War, by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, This is a commentary on a new book, The Globalization of War, by Prof.Michel Chossudovsky, based on promotional material about it. It is now available in PDF format at a very reasonable price.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 18, 2018
About Sectoral Balances, MMT, and Regulating for full employment and no hyperinflation This article discusses the Sectoral Balances identity derived in a previous article and elsewhere in the YouTubes and articles found on the web. The focus is a particular graph that is published in a Wikipedia article and appears in some YouTubes. It illustrates the importance of distinguishing between the rentier economy and the real economy.
Series: Margaret Thatcher was wrong. There IS an alternative (11 Articles, 20886 views)
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 27, 2018
We are drifting toward disaster As Trump battles for attention we are amplifying his every lie and increasingly outrageous antics. This article recommends a way to return to normal and avoid societal collapse.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 28, 2018
When will the fed stop raising the interest rates? Aren't the interest rates high enough already? This article is republished from Quora. It is my response to a question posed on that site. It explains the disconnect between Federal Reserve interest rates and the state of the economy.
Occupy_nov17_PM_DSC_0130lj, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 23, 2016
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.
Series: Margaret Thatcher was wrong. There IS an alternative (11 Articles, 20886 views)
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 8, 2020
Why I'm writing a new book about our sorry state of affairs This article announces my next book-writing project.
Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park, From FlickrPhotos
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 6, 2017
Why the Left Can't Beat the Establishment This article explains why the left can't beat the establishment. Please read and comment. It's an important topic.
Medicare...Who needs it? We all do!, From GoogleImages
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 23, 2016
To arms! To arms! The Republicans are coming! This short article is an alarm for anyone who thinks Medicare should not be cancelled. Paul Ryan has other ideas.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 25, 2012
Don't You Just Love Choices? This article is a sarcastic rant about the myriad of choices the corporatocracy insists that we cherish. Something to think about!
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Trump must divest or put every business asset he owns in a blind trust or the Republic is doomed The most critical issue is not getting the attention it deserves. A head of state who keeps his businesses when he is inaugurated is a man who is for sale to the highest bidder. This cannot be allowed. Now is the time to stop his attempts to avoid a clean brak.
140821-N-AF077-169, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 28, 2014
Hagel--Was he fear mongering? A plea to get real about this cycle of eternal war.
Bernie Sanders at the 2015 Iowa State Fair, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 5, 2015
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.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 23, 2008
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?
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 19, 2019
An Impeachment Issue That Has Gone Begging This article poses a question about impeachment that has no obvious legal answer. The question goes to interpretation of "sole power" and "discretion". The answer could be the Achilles heel of the US Constitution.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 26, 2007
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.
Kurdish YPG Fighters, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 25, 2016
Unraveling the Syria War Chessboard // Empire_File017
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 6, 2008
Post-Election Musings 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 12, 2007
Our justice system is broken. Lawyers must fix it. Our justice system is broken. If it is to be repaired lawyers who believe in the Constitution must fix it.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 4, 2009
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!
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 13, 2007
Faces of Evil, Traitors, and the End of All We Hold Dear A lament. A bleak assessment of our country and its prospects.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 20, 2008
What would Jesus say? Christianity is failing to live up to Jesus's commandments by conditioning Christians to ignore their responsibilities in a democratic society.

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