Hannah Blog

September 22, 2014

Former assessor’s wasting time.

Filed under: Cost/benefit,Down the drain,Economy — hannah @ 7:38 am

A letter to the editor of the Brunswick News in response to today’s story about the former County assessor’s sour grapes.
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September 21, 2014

Parasites?

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 7:14 pm

What do we call those who prey on the halt and the weak? What if they do it under the rubric of “helping”? Lazy parasites? Leper lickers? They make the bad worse. They do more harm than the predators, but it goes largely unnoticed. HIV is such a creature. Human specimens seem particularly prevalent in the so-called “service industries” = health care, housing and food.

A letter to our friendly Chief Appraiser

Filed under: Down the drain,hannah news,Notes from the Household — hannah @ 7:05 am

7552---9-16-14 The ReserveDear Mr. Glisson:

The Palmetto Building Group’s project, known as Demere Reserve, which has recently been in the news because of zoning and permitting concerns, seems to be running on incomplete information. Perhaps Community Development is not keeping up with building permits and occupancy certificates. Here are some figures for some properties identified by distinct parcel numbers in your assessment data base:
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September 20, 2014

CIA coverings

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 4:40 am

Who knew? The CIA publishes self-serving articles, then classifies them as state secrets so the general public, which paid for their production, can’t read them. Just for the record, I’m going to post one page. Whatever the accuracy of the reporting, the mind-set is revealing. Nothing could be worse than being charged with promoting the importation of mind=addicting drugs? Really? How about being charged with torturing people near to death and having that be true, as well? Surely the doing is worse than being charged. No?
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September 18, 2014

Being responsive is such a bore.

Filed under: another perspective,Down the drain — hannah @ 12:16 pm

Much more exciting to plan and initiate a raid, perhaps especially of a barber shop by people who still retain a smidgeon of fear at having their hair cut. What if getting a hair cut turns them into wimps, not wolves?
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Don’t mess with the dunes.

Filed under: Down the drain,hannah news — hannah @ 7:25 am

To:
Lisia Kowalczyk
Department of Natural Resources
One Conservation Way
Brunswick, Georgia, 31520.

Re: the petition by Elizabeth M. Allen
614 Ribault Lane
Sea Island, Ga

for permission from the Coastal Resources Division to impact the shore land and dune areas with construction, landscaping and fill activities in the process of building a new residence where an old one was demolished.

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September 14, 2014

Verbiage

Filed under: another perspective,Down the drain — hannah @ 3:44 am

I think I’ve identified a core problem in our public policy process. Verbiage. Public servants using words that don’t mean what they say. Why would they do that? Sheer ignorance may be partly to blame, but there’s also the habit of deception that’s crept in to make regulations seem innocuous. Perhaps regulations are (rightly) distrusted by the people who impose them because they know they don’t know what they are doing. So they double down on error. Compounding ignorance with error.
The following is a preliminary list of questions I’ve come up with upon closer inspection of a housing project on St. Simons.
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September 11, 2014

Evidence of how socialism in Georgia works

Filed under: Cost/benefit,Down the drain — hannah @ 12:18 pm

Once we are aware that all governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations and private corporations are artificially created social bodies, that we’re looking at socialism should be pretty obvious, regardless how vociferously that categorization is denied. Size doesn’t matter and neither, for that matter, does monetary profit. Multiple persons organize themselves into groups both to share their diverse talents and to shield themselves from individual liability.
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September 10, 2014

Stasis in the Dynamic Dunes

Filed under: Down the drain,James Holland Photography — hannah @ 5:56 pm

What’s a dynamic dune? It’s a reference that was changed to just “dunes” in the law, perhaps because it left too many people confused. Or perhaps the idea that dunes change and move was upsetting to people who want their environment to stay the same.
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September 8, 2014

Praying away the guilt.

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 7:27 am

Pontius Pilate washed his hands when he bowed to the authority of the Sanhedrin and refused to spare the life of an innocent man. His descendants on the Glynn County Commission do it as a matter of routine, and preemptively. By invoking the deity at the start of every meeting, before they sit down to sentence our natural and man-made resources to be destroyed, they don the cloak of righteousness to proceed with careless disregard.
Of course, not every instance is as eggregious as when the Commissioners handed over all the public streets and lanes and byways on Sea Island, down to the ocean’s edge, to a private corporation. Most days they just sit silent and raise their hands as our natural resources and assets get doled out and privatized, one oak tree or one acre of sand dune at a time.
Unjust stewards is what they are; not public servants. That it’s an old story is no consolation. And, while the Gospel according to Matthew tells us,
And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others,
doing it in the Commission Chambers for the TV cameras is not an improvement.
Neither, for that matter, is letting land speculators substitute palm trees for oaks. Indeed, importing palm trees is like bringing in scabs to replace striking workers struggling to survive. No wonder development is making the people of Glynn County worse off.

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