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December 12, 2014

Coastal Marshlands Protection Act hearing on Cannons Point, et alia

Filed under: hannah news,James Holland Photography — hannah @ 8:12 pm

The staff rationalization for restricting public input to three minutes per speaker is their reluctance to unnecessarily tax the volunteers on the committee. That they started twenty minutes late becasue somebody couldn’t arrive on time did not count. I wonder what it is about public service that our public servants do not understand.
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December 11, 2014

The future of “The Spit” at Sea Island?

Filed under: James Holland Photography — hannah @ 10:35 am

Only if they insist on bulldozing and building on the dunes. We like to think people learn from others’ mistakes, but it isn’t necessarily so. Smarty pants abound. And then there are people who don’t know what to do with four million dollars but waste it on shifting sand.

Cedar Island, Virginia Combo(A)

“Legal” is not necessarily moral.

Filed under: another perspective,Down the drain — hannah @ 10:22 am

The former head of the CIA and various Bush Administration officials are responding to the official report of torture with the claim that the executive branch called it “legal.” What that should tell us, if nothing else, is that “legal” is not necessarily moral. Or, rather, it should remind us.
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December 10, 2014

Distracted.

Filed under: another perspective,hannah news — hannah @ 7:17 am

I haven’t had time to write anything for the blog this morning ’cause I got distracted by a whole slew of stuff on Like the Dew. You should check it out. Hannah did leave a couple of comments, with which you can disagree, if you like. :)

December 9, 2014

The Decree

Filed under: Funnies — hannah @ 10:29 am

A not-to-be-missed Colbert Report!

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Don’t pee on me….

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 3:53 am

So many ‘p’ words!
privilege
pretense
private
public
process
perverse
protocols
protection
preference

Since each applies to what the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee in Georgia is about, it’s hard to know where to start.

So, let me focus on privilege, doling out favors to special people (people who can pay for permits and call on friends in high places), permitting the exclusive use of our resources by shutting other people out. In this case, the application by the eleemosynary Cannon’s Point cohort for permission to construct a bulkhead and a dock, what’s perhaps most objectionable is the deception being perpetrated by the Sea Island Acquisitions people. For, it is their ownership claim to the marshes surrounding Cannon’s Point which is being perversely affirmed by letting a public body pretend to be in charge. Private property is the leis majesty of the 21st Century.

Why we the people still accord preference to ownership of property over the rights of persons, including Mother Nature, is the question. You’d think that having gotten over the ownership of persons, the rationale for giving special deference to private property would be gone. But, as George W. Bush rightly observed, the US of A is an ownership society and ownership without obligation is what’s valued most highly of all.

By rights, if protecting resources, rather than doling out privilege, were the issue, it’s Sea Island Acquisitions that should be bringing a petition to erect yet another obstruction in the marshes and harm the organism that live there in the process. SIA should be making the argument for reasonable harm. Instead, as usual, this public corporation is letting someone else do the dirty work.

Why we the people let them get away with that is perhaps the biggest question. Why do we authorize artificial bodies and then let them lay waste to the nation? Why not make them discharge their obligations; to preserve what they claim to own?

It’s a sucker play.

“Don’t pee on me and tell me it’s raining!”

December 8, 2014

Why is environmental protection in bad odor?

Filed under: Cost/benefit — hannah @ 2:49 pm

Because the regulators aren’t focused on the environment, but on the humans who might be inclined to interact with it. If humans promise to be good, they can get away with crap.
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Re: Mariners Landing

Filed under: Down the drain,hannah news — hannah @ 7:08 am

S2700021
Making a record.

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December 7, 2014

St. Simons, where Sea Island goes to dump

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 1:13 pm

Mariners Landing, a proposed multifamily development on St. Simons Island, Georgia, might well be an improvement, but there is no excuse for the Sea Island company dumping their wastes in our community. Words cannot explain what these pictures show.
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Puddy made coffee!

Filed under: hannah news — hannah @ 6:59 am

‘Nuf said.

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