Category Archives: Down the drain

Wanna buy a piece of swamp?


This development of regional impact has sprouted two houses in eight years. Now someone thinks putting up a gate to make it more exclusive will spur sales.
The difference between a swamp and a marsh is that a swamp has trees.

Public Notices to mislead?

One has to wonder. After a while a persistent pattern of mistakes begins to look intentional. The last time a hearing for this project was noticed, there were several mistakes in the application and after they were pointed out, the public hearing was canceled at the last minute. Now it’s being re-noticed, but for a much larger area (over three thousand acres) and the information in the advertisement is misleading and incomplete.
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The Conservation Scam

Conserve and preserve are not synonyms. A comprehensive cookbook will make that clear. It might also alert us to the fact that conserves and preserves are to be devoured later. The processing is a delaying action. How we missed that about land conservation easements and trusts, I don’t know.

It isn’t just Cumberland Island that’s proposed to be subdivided into lots, much as the Roman soldiers disposed of Jesus’ clothes. No, right here in Glynn County we’ve got the examples of the Sea Island Spit, the Cannon’s Point Preserve and now the subdivision of the Sinclair Plantation on Lawrence Road— all exemplars of the conservation scam.

The Deed to the Atlantic Coast Conservancy provides a good description of what is at stake. First and foremost, there is a monetary value that’s recognized “in accordance with Section 170(h)( 4 )(A )(ii) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.” Somebody gets a big tax deduction and, since the Conservancy is a nonprofit corporation, the public will see at least thirty-three thousand dollars less collected in property taxes, even as public access is denied.

“De minimis” commercial recreational activities, including hunting and fishing, are allowed, but, as the deed states:

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as affording the public access to any portion of the Property….

We the people get to pay and the conservationists get to be exclusive. Why are we currying the parasites in our midst. It’s a scam.

Stupidity is genetic?

I didn’t think it was, but now the Dude’s off-spring sound like they’re about to prove me wrong.
Perhaps some humans are simply creatures of habit in the sense that repetition creates habits that define and encompass their daily behavior, so that consciousness and reflection never intervene. Flesh and blood automatons. Perhaps they are the natural product of child abuse.
What happens to humans who survive un-rescued from abusive households?