Re: Report G17-34235
Dear Chief Doering,
As you may or may not have noticed, I like to know what I am talking about before I make public statements. Consistent with that position, after having heard many citizen complaints about the delivery of public services in the Magnolia Park, Brunswick Villa and ARCO neighborhoods, my husband and I purchased a derelict property at 2091 Cate Street in January of this year. From the start it was obvious that the property and the adjacent Boys and Girls Club Facility, which has an entrance on Cate Street and on Johnston Street, had been used as dumping grounds for many years, if not decades. Indeed, the former owner of the property at 2091 was a major offender. And he had arrogated to himself a portion of the B&G Club property to build a concrete block storage building and dump waste from his roofing enterprise, including a ton or more of asbestos siding and roofing material.
Naomi Klein argues it should be undermined. That’s hard to do when we’re dealing with ephemera.
You’d think that by now, given all their failed predictions, economists would have developed some modesty. But no, now comes Joseph E. Stiglitz arrogating and attacking the only real economy (one that is not controlled by financiers and speculators) that is still operational.
Well, maybe he’s just arrogating the term, “shadow economy.” In any event, his agenda is bound to fail because it should.
This Report attempts to address these aspects of secrecy and provide recommendations for overcoming the shadow economy and ultimately, closing it down. Section II explores the global phenomenon of secrecy-havens, the structures through which illicit funds escape detection, and the risks involved in that opacity. Section III describes the ongoing international efforts and emerging standards to reign in the shadow economy. In Section IV, we offer recommendations for all countries for closing the global channels of secrecy, and Section V concludes with a perspective on why such measures are
necessary for the survival of globalization.
The culture of obedience seems to have a partner that is cultivating inferiority. Perhaps the two go together. Once they are convinced they are inferior, people are easier to dominate.
However, because feeling inferior is psychologically and practically debilitating, the suppressed strive to overcome the impediments placed in their way. In other words, instead of just exercising their talents, they aim for superiority to compensate. And in that context, equality presents a threat. How can they overcome their inferiority, if they can’t strive to be superior?
If that’s the pattern, where does it come from? Heritage and habit?
The Coastal Regional Commission, which has been operating an
on-call coordinated transit system for rural patrons in Glynn
County, has proposed setting up a fixed route system that, in
addition to the city of Brunswick proper, would serve the
airport, Blythe Island, the colleges and the industrial parks.
This notice published in today’s paper is just one example:
Some people are calling them dumb, but the dumb are people who can’t speak, which is just the opposite of the rude dude and his supporters. They chatter ceaselessly– sort of like the mockingbird. They make noise from morning to night and when there is no-one to talk at, they talk to themselves.
Are they stupid? Yes. Do they know it? No. They have no awareness of themselves.
This is really getting tedious.