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As a political activist for decades, I have rejoiced in victories for the people and mourned in defeats. I chose the pen name "George Washington" because - as Washington's biographies show - he wasn't a very good strategist, but he was incredibly persistent. He hung in again and again during the worst setbacks and bleakest winters for years. That is what made him great: he simply refused to quit. George Washington therefore inspires me to be a life-long activist.
As an attorney and former law school professor, I am a firm believer that no one - even the high and mighty - are above the law.
As someone trained in environmental systems analysis, I am always looking at how different trends influence each other ... and the big picture.
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, August 1, 2014 Top Financial Experts Say World War 3 Is Coming -- Unless We Stop It
Poll after poll shows that the American people don't want to get involved in any more wars. After all, we spent trillions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Americans are exhausted. Not only does a top Pentagon official say we're no safer -- and perhaps less safe -- after 13 years of war, but it has now been shown that war hurts our economy.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 9, 2014 China Is Crashing -- As Predicted
What has been going on in the global financial system is completely and totally unsustainable, and it is inevitable that it is all going to come horribly crashing down at some point during the next few years.
It is just a matter of time.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 29, 2009 HuffPo: Move Your Money From Your Giant Bank to a Community Bank
We CAN Stand Up To the Giant Banks...
Are you a customer of Chase, Bank of America, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs? If so, YOU are enabling CEO bonuses, credit default swaps and funding lobbying against your own interests!
But that can change right now...
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 26, 2007 Global Warming: Are Both Sides Right?
Most scientists say global warming is primarily man-made. Some say it is from natural causes. Is it possible that BOTH man-made and natural causes are leading to a perfect storm?
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 10, 2010 The Military-Industrial Compex is Ruining the Economy
Everyone knows that the too big to fails and their dishonest and footsy-playing regulators and politicians are largely responsible for trashing the economy.
But the military-industrial complex shares much of the blame.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, March 8, 2010 Proof that 9/11 Truthers Are Dangerous
Most Americans don't know what kind of people 9/11 truthers really are. So they can't figure out whether or not they are dangerous. Below is a list of people who question what our Government has said about 9/11.The list proves - once and for all - that people who question 9/11 are dangerous. Email this list to everyone you know, to prove to them that 9/11 truthers are all dangerous nut cases.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 27, 2007 Nobody Could Have Foreseen 9/11?
One of the oft-repeated mantras of those trying to prop up the official story of 9/11 is that "no one could have foreseen it".
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 30, 2007 America is Mortally Wounded . . . CODE BLUE!
The key whistleblower who revealed that the Pentagon had a special division producing cooked intelligence on Iraq says "The republic is dead. Not sick, not dying, not failing, or in a gradual decline, not waiting to be resuscitated, but already stone cold dead." Is she right?
(22 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 4, 2007 9/11 Email
Incredibly strong roster of high-level, credible people who question 9/11.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Larry Summers is a Big Fat Idiot
He's like a guy swearing that the Sun really does revolve around the Earth and that the current orbit is just a temporary aberration . . . and that if we just wait a little while, "everything will return to normal".
(13 comments) SHARE Friday, December 14, 2007 Hope in a Time of Hopelessness
We can't afford to lose hope.
One very smart friend asked me if there is any basis for hope.
But hope is an act of will, not a passive mood. Admittedly, things are easier when circumstances bring hope to us, and we can just receive the hopeful and inspiring news.
But if we care about winning, we have to be able to decide to have hope even when outer circumstances aren't so positive.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, January 14, 2008 Marketing Secrets for Truth Activists
Truth activists have all the facts on our side, but how do we persuade people who stubbornly refuse to listen to those facts? I read a book recently which provides expert marketing and psychology advice for political activists1. This essay summarizes principles of persuasion for use by truth activists.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 30, 2009 Find a Local Credit Union and Assess Its Safety
In support of Huffington Post's call for people to move our money from the giant banks to small banks and credit unions, here are ways to locate credit unions and assess their safety ...
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 22, 2008 World's Largest Bond Insurers Collapsing?
The mortgage and stock market crash is on everyone's lips. But a financial analyst says that the two largest bond insurers are also collapsing, which could have equally devastating effects on our financial system.
SHARE Monday, November 30, 2009 Climate: We Can ALL Agree On Two Things
Whatever you think about the leaked emails showing that "tricks" were used to "hide the decline" in the climate data, and the fact that the original source data showing historical climate information was destroyed, you should agree on two things.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 5, 2008 The Newest and Oldest American Media
Let's take this 200-year-old tool off of the shelf and use it to reach all of those who do not get any real exposure to what's going on in this country. Let's reach those hypnotized by tv news lies with the real story.