If Georgia’s marshlands and coastal wetlands are to avoid being paved over and turned into heat sinks, then the Brunswick metropolitan area needs a public transit system to safely convey both local residents and visitors between work, commerce and recreational sites.
This in the very week that Congress downgrades ethics investigations and considers exempting the President from Constitutional restrictions. Fact is that money and the law are the primary tools whereby the majority of the citizenry have been stripped of their natural and human rights, as well as the necessities of life. Evidence can be found in the decreasing life spans of the majority populations despite ever increasing health care expenditures.
Money and the law make it possible for humans to engage in vile behavior against their own kind and Mother Nature even as they reject any responsibility for the consequences of their acts. Subterfuge! At least Pontius Pilate had the courage to wash his hands in public.
Why do we send dollars to Washington? Since all dollars originate in the federal Treasury, isn’t that like carrying coals to Newcastle?
I have been thinking that I need to write something about the survival of car culture in this backward neck of the woods. It surprised me to be hearing from the Georgia Department of Transportation bragging that truckers think the state has the finest roads. Truckers zipping through doesn’t
do the residents much good.
Though island residents occasionally complain of heavy traffic, the abundance of car lots seems not to get much notice.
Reducing the deficit was always a bogus Republican issue.
What’s the matter with Georgia? Well, for one, the “protectors” of our coast, the ocean’s shore and our marshes, are on a “mission” to promote economic development.
Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Georgia Coastal Management Program to balance economic development in Georgia’s coastal zone with preservation of natural, environmental, historic, archaeological, and recreational resources for the benefit of Georgia’s present and future generations.
In other words, the object of preservation is to insure there’s some nature to destroy later. It’s a homocentric vision.
For another, our “protectors” seem to have no sense of time. We are now in the year 2016. So, what does a recent report cover?
Click to view the recent report: Accomplishments of the Georgia Coastal Management Program (2008-2011)
Will they ever catch up? Given that management is the objective, one suspects not. Management is obviously a synonym for control and, as we know from “pest control,” the goal is neither prevention nor elimination, as evidenced by this statement.
The Coastal Nonpoint Source Program is housed at CRD’s sister agency, the Environmental Protection Division. This program is a requirement of states participating in coastal management programs. Georgia’s program focuses on the development and promotion of sustainable growth tools in order to enhance state and local efforts to manage land-use activities that degrade coastal waters and coastal habitats.
At least they’re honest. Their goal is to “enhance …efforts …that degrade…”
If you think that’s not what they meant, then explain how it happens that’s what we’ve got — continued degradation of the Georgia Coast.
OK, so the problem with the underground economy is that, even though it utilizes legal tender, it’s illegal because it hasn’t been authorized and validated by the rendition of a portion of revenue as taxes.