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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.
(14 comments) SHARE 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.
(7 comments) SHARE 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.
(20 comments) SHARE 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.
SHARE 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.
(5 comments) SHARE 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!
(6 comments) SHARE 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.
(8 comments) SHARE 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.
(13 comments) SHARE 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?
(2 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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!
(5 comments) SHARE 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.