Hannah Blog

August 19, 2014

Privatization for profit = the predator in ulterior mode

Filed under: Cost/benefit,Down the drain,Economy — hannah @ 7:33 am

From a strictly practical perspective, capitalism is an intellectual designation for assets that are set aside for future use. Capital is surplus — whatever is not needed and consumed right away. Awareness of the future is, of course, an intellectual act that is, apparently, not accessible to all humans. Some people can’t think ahead. So, the consume as the spirit moves them and waste the rest, leading to the common sense perception that “one man’s waste is another’s treasure.”

August 18, 2014

Ferguson redux

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 12:42 pm

Evidence that Democrats can be assholes too.

August 14, 2014

The Culture of Obedience being tested in Ferguson, MO

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 1:44 am


August 11, 2014

Carter for Georgia–Not quite ready for prime time?

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 4:38 pm

Democrat Jason Carter is collecting pledges that people will go to vote. That’s a laudable enterprise. However, the rationale leaves somewhat to be desired.

Abuse and abandonment invite vandals.

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 8:21 am

I’ve realized for some time that one of the main reasons we institute governments is to counter/prevent abuse, which may be categorized under the heading of “things we don’t like.” What didn’t occur to me in the context of recognizing that some public officials either don’t understand that mission or think nothing of abandoning their obligations to deal with things we don’t like, is that the act of abandoning public obligations serves to invite the vandals to rampage.

August 10, 2014

Harper Lake Camp Ground in McIntosh County, GA

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 11:38 am

Not a pretty sight.

#3-5707 Human waste over time

August 5, 2014

Lake Erie Algae Bloom

Filed under: another perspective,Down the drain,Economy — hannah @ 6:55 am

It happens every year. This year the water company was not prepared with adequate filtration. Nitrogen fertilizers going to waste continues. We could say the algae are cleaning up the water, but their waste product happens to be toxic to humans, if they ingest it.

Congressional support for Israel’s authoritarians.

Filed under: Congressional races,Down the drain — hannah @ 5:46 am

How to explain it?

August 3, 2014

Do I smell a rat?

Filed under: another perspective,Down the drain — hannah @ 11:23 am

What’s the matter with the United States Constitution? It’s designed to provide for the general welfare with a cadre of public servants, rather than petty potentates and rulers, who might be relied on to secure the rights of the privileged few. Thus, after the effort to sever an elitist nation failed, the several states ended up as the last bastions of exclusivity, the protectors of privilege and special rights. Elitism and the resultant segregation and exclusivity are, apparently, really hard to defeat.

August 2, 2014

Long Term Aquifer Storage

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 6:03 am

Long term aquifer storage is being studied by a Georgia Senate committee. They’re holding a public hearing on Jekyll Island on August 4th to get public comment.

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