Category Archives: Hannah’s views

The celebration is premature.

The error persists. The celebration of Juneteenth is premature.

It’s not about race, the characteristics of the victims of subjugation/oppression; it is about the objectives of the oppressors, the desire to exercise power. What was originally unique about North American slavery was that it was legal, a socially approved and protected behavior. This offense to the moral sensibilities of humans persists in the designation of humans, who are younger than 18 years, as property.

It is this designation which provides a basis for challenging the right of a women to remove a parasite that has been implanted by someone else.

The legal subjugation of women persists and the designation of children as communal property is evidence.

Homeless in the Americas

Homeless in the Americas
‘Tis an aspiration for millions
around the globe
who do not want to be told
what, when, where
and with whom
they may wander and roam.
People are not pigeons
to be trained.
Though, some are content
and, like turtles, inhabit
wheeled cages as shells.
Nomads. Mobiles.
Looking for stability
on the road.

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Today’s comment–money redux

Money is a token of value. The extent of that value depends entirely on what someone is willing to give in exchange. For example, Zimbabwe’s money turned out to be without value because nobody was willing to give anything for it. For some reason, the word “transaction” is being thrown around as if it were a dirty word. That is a puzzlement. Every exchange of a good or service for money is a transaction. But then, it seems that in some circles actions have as much credibility as facts.

Phil’s at it again

Evening star. Raw.
It was a star I saw.
A planet we used to live on.
Owl hooting “who cooks for you.”
Epigenetic triggers from an older self.
We swam free in the oceans, fell as seeds from trees.
Gut feelings telling the part of us that lived
before fire was stolen from the gods.
An apple made us think ourselves different
and deserving of estrangement.
Our heart the first, and last, to know.
Food is letter. Life better lived. Raw.
Phil Specht edit 6-13-21

Morning Musings

Marketing is a crass form of propaganda, ungentle persuasion to promote something detrimental, disguised exploitation of which the scam is the most obvious version. The object? To exert power unnoticed and avoid retaliation. Getting away with evil. That’s the ticket. We are fascinates. Why are innocents targeted?
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Regarding AT&T

If you are having problems with moving existing AT&T email accounts to new devices, it may be because, after partnering with Yahoo, AT&T has now hooked up with Verizon. So, while you can collect mail on a web site, where they subject you to advertisements rather relentlessly, IOS (iphone and ipad) configurations are repeatedly rejected as “incorrect.” Ignore them.
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Stone, Manafort and Trump

They are not a reincarnation of the Nixon gang. They never went away. Over five decades, half a century, their modus operandi has been consistent. Crooked manipulators of the world of finance where Nixon got outed for something he did not do and then Trump suffered the same fate, for the same reason: bad service by underlings. Normally, being crooked in the world of finance leaves one with clean hands. One does not pick locks to burgle offices or precede a stroll to church with pepper spray. The official report on the Park Service assault on citizens at the White House is telling and not really a surprise. Donald Trump was poorly served. That is what happens to crooks.
“THERE IS NO HONOR AMONG THIEVES”

Time

“Time is of the essence” is a well known quote and accurate. But what does it mean? The significance of time varies. For example, when households were in need of currency to compensate the providers of their necessities, currency was able to be distributed rather quickly through established channels manned by the Social Security Administration and unemployment registries. The banks, meanwhile, the normal distributors of currency for commercial activities took nine months to distribute $42 Billion of the $500 billion they were allocated.
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Equality

Equality in treatment is required of public servants delivering service to natural persons. I suppose that is a difficult concepts for individuals who do not perceive functions, only the individuals to be served. That is a problem because individuals are, by definition, unique and may even expect to be uniquely served. While there is an obvious, although not well recognized, conflict between individuals who want their environment, including other people, to stand still while they move around, there may be another conflict in the difference between the obligations of the public servant and the expectations of the recipient of services.