Pentagon Cannot Account for $1.9 Trillion. Cannot Pass an Audit. Who Will Defend Us from the Defense Department?

Pentagon Cannot Account for $1.9 Trillion. Cannot Pass an Audit. Who Will Defend Us from the Defense Department?

The Pentagon was never audited until 2018. Since then, it has miserably failed six audits. All other government agencies pass their audits. Why does the Pentagon get a pass?The old saying, “Truth is the first casualty of war” might be a clue to what is going on in the Pentagon. We know that arms manufacturers very often have huge cost overruns. That obsolete systems are still built so as to keep an influential congressman satisfied for his district and state. That the so-called “defense” industry has many paid lobbyists. Please read this short scathing article that questions the bloated, unaccountable… Read More

American Empire Trying to Muzzle War Opponents

American Empire Trying to Muzzle War Opponents

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is the premier media voice of U.S. finance investment. War is profitable for arms manufacturers, for example. Currently the WSJ is trying to shame and badger the large Arab-American population in Dearborn, Michigan, that are refusing to support Biden in his candidacy for reelection as President due to his supporting Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza. Michigan is considered a key swing state in the upcoming Presidential election. The WSJ moans that Arab-American voters’ pressure on Biden are influencing foreign policy. See this article for details. Sheesh. WSJ basically is saying that everyday common voters should… Read More

Gold, silver and lithium mining on federal land doesn’t bring in any royalties to the US Treasury – because of an 1872 law

Gold, silver and lithium mining on federal land doesn’t bring in any royalties to the US Treasury – because of an 1872 law

In 1872 the federal government passed a law that enabled prospectors for gold and silver to claim up to 160 acres of federal land if they worked it. Free. No royalties. A major purpose was to open up Western lands for expansion and settlement. Since then, and by now 152 years later, the law remains in place. Current regulations require permits and environmental standards, but otherwise mine companies pay no royalties, unlike coal, gas, oil on federal lands.See this article for recommendations.

Dire-Low Monarch Butterfly Populations

Dire-Low Monarch Butterfly Populations

Monarch Butterflies are a remarkable species. Both the California populations and the Eastern populations are at severe risk, even of possible extinction in the not too distant future. In the East, Monarchs migrate from overwintering all together on a few acres in Mexico, to travel by successive generations as far north as Canada. The last generation in fall flies all the way back to overwinter in Mexico. Yet climate change-related drought, herbicides and pesticides, and destruction of the milkweed that require, along with illegal logging of their winter grounds, imperils their very existence. The iconic butterfly that children study may… Read More

My Heart Mourns: Israel and Palestine

My Heart Mourns: Israel and Palestine

I will write more on the conflicts in Palestine and Israel later. My heart aches.As one who believes that to follow Jesus is the way to justice, peace, and flourishing, albeit the pathway may be misunderstood and opposed, i cannot countenance retaliation, revenge, hatred.I recently signed a petition, “An Open Letter from Palestinian Christians to Western Church Leaders and Theologians.” Pray and act upon prayer.

Media is Ignoring Most Global Crises

Media is Ignoring Most Global Crises

The rush of rich nations of the Global North to support the tragic war in Ukraine has diverted attention and resources from other nations and desperate peoples. In Yemen, Syria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Sudan, human food shortage is at critical levels for mass starvation. Much of this is war-related. Major media is silent.Read this link to a descriptive article, then advocate for these millions who are suffering.