Before I was brought here, that is what relatives pronounced to compensate that I was about to be transported to the “land of wild Indians.” Over the last seven decades I have come to the conclusion that, however well-meaning, that was a lie. If Naorth Americans have children, it is to enhance their importance and, as a matter of fact, if the children are somehow handicapped the sense of parental self-importance is even more easily increased. ‘Cause they can add the “have pity factor.” “Come, let us maunder together in the interest of the “special” child.
Developers are destroyers. I do not know why we did not take that away from the nineteen eighties when suburban development left us with instant slums and urban redevelopment resulted in acres of vacant land.
I do not know why whole “underdeveloped” countries stripped of their minerals, wildlife and forest lands did not clue us in that development is destruction by other than military means.
Now “economic” development is the new flavor, but claiming ownership of natural resources and taking them to market for a buck has the same result. The majority of the people are no better off.
Once the land is stripped of vegetation, wind and water complete the devastation. But, perhaps that is the point. As the young woman said, when her site plan was turned down, if she didn’t get permission, she’d just clearcut the forest without a plan.
Arresting development is sounding better all the time.
Let us be clear. Ultimately, law enforcement is carried out by the people who govern. That is the citizens. So, the public is the ultimate judge and the criminality has to be exposed to the public.
Since the expansion of the citizenry to include all adult persons, there has been a consistent effort to restrict the venues in which they are active. The judicial system has been one such venue where there has been a consistent and persistent effort to remove criminal and civil actions from public view. Juvenile cases, for example, are conducted behind closed doors. So are many matrimonial disputes. More recently, preliminary hearings have been conducted remotely via electronic means also excluding the public.
Secrecy is the key to power and the public is the only check. However, in addition to physical mechanisms to inhibit public participation (including security at the court house door), access to public information can also be restricted via gossip and falsification.
If the fraud of 2016 is to be corrected, it will require a public wave or tsunami of revulsion. How do we generate that?
If you are itching to crack down on the citizenry, then violent uprisings is what you want.
It makes them feel important and perhaps even connected.
What’s it good for?
A claim to faux authority.
hannah June 07 · 06:02:17 AM
Well, I suppose one could distinguish between corruption and collusion on the basis of who benefits. Corruption is an affliction of public officials, or really anyone who has pledged his/her services to someone else and then serves him/herself. Collusion, on the other hand, is multiple persons acting together or separately to inflict injury (if the intent was to help, it would be called cooperation) on an unwitting entity — in this case the U.S. electorate.
Since inflicting injury is the Dude’s MO and co-operation is outside his ken, he likely would not recognize collusion if it bit him in the ass.
Collusion is playing on the same team for a nefarious end. The Dude rejects collusion not for its ends, but its means.
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While Glynn County has incorporated the state of Georgia’s Erosion and Sedimentation Act (O.C.G.A. Chapter 12-7) into the building code, that is probably an inappropriate limitation. The state’s intent is obviously to address any soil disturbance other than normal agricultural and forestry practices. But, Glynn County has conveniently washed its hands of soil disturbance by shifting plan review to the Satilla Soil and Water Conservation Board and ignoring follow up inspections entirely.
The current Attorney General of the U.S. and former Senator from Alabama has always had high ambitions. Perhaps the parents who named him insured that he would always want to look good. In any event, if the D.C.gossip was accurate, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has a righteous complaint.
As the story goes, back in 1991, when Sessions sought a nomination to the SCOTUS, George Herbert Walker Bush was looking to get re-elected and advanced Clarence Thomas to fill the seat vacated by Thurgood Marshall, promising Sessions he’d get the next one up.
Then that obvious pander backfired and William Jefferson Clinton, born Billy Bligh, was elected POTUS. Subsequently, Sessions sought and achieved election to the United States Senate from Alabama, where he had previously served as a United States Attorney until Janet Reno asked for his resignation.
Why can we not trust the Glynn County Commission and its gaggle of self-righteous authorities and boards? Because, if the Commission had been focused on the general welfare of the community over the last three decades, forty percent of our children would not be living in dire poverty. Nor would the landscape be littered with a thousand derelict trailers in Palmetto, Driftwood, Harley Place, Horseshoe, Altamaha, Live Oak, Fairview and New Hope MHPs, to fatten the purses of our local slumlord class.