Thank you for moving it Sherlock.
I thought I would ask about it, what with all the hype over the killing in California, and the NOT confederate flag business going on...Its scary sometimes, to look out my window and wonder that its not what I believed it to be out there growing up. I brought two kids into this world and I am scared for their future, not because I think I am in capable of raising them, but because of how scary the world is anymore. You cant let your children play outside by themselves anymore, because for all you know, your neighbor is a psycho killer! Then I heard about this Jade Helm buisness, and the conspiracy theories on it!
I understand the concern for your kids. That being said, July 15th has come, and Texas is definitely not under martial law like many conspiracy theorists claimed it would be. The military has not taken it over. I think that you should be able to put your fears about Jade Helm to rest.
The problem with conspiracy theories is the sheer amount of fear they needlessly generate--and the conspiracy theories regarding Jade Helm are all targeted to prey on people who already feel shaken or mistrustful of the military or government especially.
The operation is supposed to have about 1,200 troops, which is quite a bit. I believe the others states that will be used, other than Texas, are Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. The military has been coordinating it with local officials in areas they'll be in, and they have received permission from private landowners to use private land when applicable.
In short, it's pretty much what one would expect of a military training exercise, except this one is rather big. Nothing to particularly fear in this case.