Hannah Blog

August 30, 2014

Republican Henchmen

Filed under: Down the drain,Economy — hannah @ 8:11 am

In the Republican mindset, the public/private partnership means that public assets and resources, including public employees, are convertible to private purposes at will. Public appearances can turn into private events and invitations can be rescinded whenever an office holder’s convenience demands.
Nydia Tisdale provides evidence of an assault taking place.

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August 29, 2014

Why Ferguson?

Filed under: Congressional races,Cost/benefit,Down the drain — hannah @ 4:41 am

Why did Ferguson, Missouri, have to issue ten thousand more arrest warrants than it has residents in 2013? To collect $2.6 million of its $20 million budget in fines, fees and penalties.
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August 27, 2014

Limited resources are a good.

Filed under: Down the drain,Economy — hannah @ 1:36 pm

Indeed, one might even say that limited resources, including limited financial resources, are a summum bonum. Why? Because “not enough” is a handy excuse for imposing deprivation. Why would anyone want to do that? Because to deprive any organism, including particularly members of one’s own species, of the necessities of life is the ultimate high. What could be more significant than deciding who gets to live and who dies prematurely?
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August 24, 2014

Rehydrating the aquifer

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 8:42 am

Rehydrating the Floridan aquifer, whence both South Georgia and much of the state of Florida draw their drinking water supplies, is definitely in order. Decades of draining surface waters into the ocean hasn’t just dewatered millions of acres but depleted the underground supply. However, injecting industrial waste waters is not an appropriate response. Industrial wastes need to be removed, not just neutralized by adding even more chemicals.
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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.”
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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

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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.
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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.
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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
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