Programs

Doctors Urge Utility Commissions to Provide Free “Smart” Meter Opt-Out Programs to Duke Energy Customers Because of Health Risks

By B.N. Frank According to a recent report, 57% of American utility customers have “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water.  These meters are so expensive (see 1, 2, 3) and so problematic (see 1, 2, 3) that a documentary was produced about them, Take Back Your Power.  Since tens of millions have already been…

More American Cities Stop Recycling Programs Because They Can’t Afford Them

By B.N. Frank It’s not only toxic E-Waste being dumped in landfills instead of being recycled.  Plastics and other hazardous materials often end up there as well.  Unfortunately, this is a problem that’s only going to get worse since more American cities are cancelling their recycling programs due to cost. From The Denver Channel: AKRON,…

Fed Returns $42 Billion To Treasury For Terminated Emergency Programs

At the end of 2020, Steven Mnuchin created a mini media tempest (in a teapot) when he demanded that the Fed return tens of billions in unused funds backstopping the central bank’s various emergency, 13(3) programs. While the news spark a mini furore in financial circles and in Congress where reps and Senators scrambled to…

Two Pandemic Assistance Programs Expire Today, Leaving 12 Million Without Benefits

By Tyler Durden With Congressional leaders feigning productivity for two months on a renewed stimulus – only for President Trump to veto their 11th hour porkfest and demand they increase direct stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 per person – a series of assistance programs are set to lapse into the new year. Two of…

Trump Terminates Chinese Cultural Exchange Programs, Decries “Soft Power Propaganda Tools”

It’s but the latest in what has become near daily punitive actions leveled against China by the Trump administration, which as promised looks to continue right up until Trump leaves office next month. On Friday the State Department announced it has shut down five cultural exchange programs, the origins of which go back a half-century,…