Remember when geoengineering was just a conspiracy?

Apparently, it is not just for the “tin foil hat” crowd anymore. Geoengineering has become so mainstream that there are websites, articles and documentaries telling us all about how great it is. Take the not-so-subtly named Weather Modification Incorporated based in Fargo, ND. Here is what the company’s website proudly claims: “ABOUT US Now, more than ever, the worldwide need for solutions to atmospheric necessities such as water resource management and environmental quality monitoring, is critical. With nearly a half-century of successful programs, our experience speaks for itself. Let us help you better manage your atmospheric and water resources.”  How … Continue reading Remember when geoengineering was just a conspiracy?

Anti-war conference unites against militarism, mobilizes young adults

The Texas Millennial Institute held an anti-war conference Saturday on the Texas Christian University campus with speakers and panellists rebuking the prevailing militarist foreign policy of the United States government. Noelle Mandell, co-founder of the non-partisan TMI, said at the … Continue reading Anti-war conference unites against militarism, mobilizes young adults

Remember when Texas chose a criminal bank to provide unemployment debit cards?

From the 2007 investor.shareholder.com press release: “The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has selected JPMorgan Chase to provide debit cards for unemployment insurance benefits, replacing traditional paper checks. “JPMorgan Chase will supply TWC with up to 290,000 debit cards a year. The TWC cards can be used like any other debit card – to purchase items from merchants or get cash from an ATM (automated teller machine). ‘JPMorgan Chase is an excellent partner for our unemployment insurance debit card program because the company has extensive experience and has a reputation for excellent customer service,’ said TWC Chair and Commissioner Representing the … Continue reading Remember when Texas chose a criminal bank to provide unemployment debit cards?

Remember when our congress signed us up for $303 trillion in derivatives?

I forgot to mention in my previous column on the Citi-drafted [Cr]Omnibus bill the estimated amount for which Americans may be on the hook this time around when the big banks’ gambling goes awry. These guys sure “know when to walk away and know when to run” to Congress for a corporate-socialism bailout at our expense! According to the websites of Daily Kos and Zerohedge, the amount aforementioned is right around $303 trillion! Think of all the education and infrastructure that money could buy that will instead go to pay off the bad bets of bankers like the very tiny … Continue reading Remember when our congress signed us up for $303 trillion in derivatives?

Remember when the FDIC and the Bank of England came up with the bail-in scheme?

Remember when FDIC and Bank of England drafted a paper explaining that the next bail out of the big banks would actually be a bail-in? So, according to Ellen Brown, author and public banking activist, the FDIC and Bank of England have co-authored a paper, which readers can see here: https://www.fdic.gov/about/srac/2012/gsifi.pdf that describes how Americans will once again, or rather still, be on the hook to pay for bankers’ gambling problems, which will now be depositors’ problems. Apparently, the public backlash over having to bail out the scum who coined the term IBGYBG (I’ll be gone, you’ll be gone—so let’s … Continue reading Remember when the FDIC and the Bank of England came up with the bail-in scheme?

Remember when Citi drafted a bill for congress to eviscerate a key Dodd-Frank protection?

Remember when . . . last year our dear leaders passed a last-minute spending bill to keep the government running that included a section drafted by the pariah, taxpayer-bailed-out Citigroup? This may be old news but it still has the ability to affect each and every American citizen financially, which is why I like to remind everyone of it—shouldn’t we be a bit more concerned about giving our hard-earned money to bankers who make bad bets? Where is our self-respect as American citizens? To remind folks of what this does, it effectively strips a key protection of the Dodd-Frank Act, … Continue reading Remember when Citi drafted a bill for congress to eviscerate a key Dodd-Frank protection?

Event: Foreign policy conference at TCU on Saturday

The Texas Millennial Institute is hosting a foreign policy conference Saturday, Oct. 10, on the Texas Christian University campus. “Make Conversation, Not War” is a free day-long event that begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom. The speakers list includes Angela Keaton, Jacob Hornberger and Scott Horton. The schedule should be available later in the week. Offical registration for the event is available here. Updates are available on the Facebook event page. Continue reading Event: Foreign policy conference at TCU on Saturday

Parsing statement of the Hurst police shooting of James Dunaway

Hurst Police say suspect had a gun. Officer fired multiple shots. Suspect is dead @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/UZM3k86Mcz — Chris Jose (@ChrisJoseNBC5) October 6, 2015 Following the deadly police shooting of a 51-year-old Hurst man, a Hurst police spokesperson addressed the incident with reporters. It was revealed that James Dunaway, the domestic dispute suspect killed by officers after a foot pursuit, “did have a gun.” What the spokesperson didn’t clarify is whether Dunaway fired or pointed the gun at anyone. According to one witness, Dunaway was seen with a black object in his hands, and he was shot when he didn’t drop it. … Continue reading Parsing statement of the Hurst police shooting of James Dunaway

Haltom City mayor and police chief explain intent of panhandling ordinance

At the Sept. 28 regular session of the Haltom City council, Mayor David Averitt and Keith Lane, the chief of police, discussed the intent of a proposed panhandling ordinance and displaying signage to warn of the ordinance. Despite their purported concern about reducing traffic and increasing public safety, the mayor stated “the hope [of posting signs about the ordinance] is that they [panhandlers] will move somewhere else.” Chief Lane agreed, “That’s right. It absolutely works that way.” Heavy enforcement “moves them,” he said. If they believe panhandler represent traffic and safety concerns, city leaders seem satisfied with shifting those concerns … Continue reading Haltom City mayor and police chief explain intent of panhandling ordinance