May your intentions be fruitful in this glorious month, Beloved!
Notes on Colorism
Some decades ago on a daytime TV talk show – I’ll never find it – the African-American public intellectual, Cornel West, was seated next to some Ku Klux Klan members, and the host said something about the KKK representing white people. West gestured at the white supremacists next to him on the stage and replied, “These people don’t represent white people; they represent morons.” That encapsulated the norm in anti-racist discourse in the post-1960s trajectory (post-MLK/post-hippies). It was not black vs white but, as Dr. King called it, a “coalition of conscience” on one side and racists on the other, “for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny . . . that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom” (“I Have a Dream,” 1963).
How times have changed. Many in the…
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When all regular avenues of complaint have been used and found inadequate there remains another avenue: Claim for Damages.
Before a state or local governing body can be sued in small claims court, a Claim for Damages must be filed. If the body denies the claim, one can then proceed to small claims court to sue. If the claim is accepted, one must wait for the investigation to be completed. If the outcome of the investigation is unsatisfactory, then suit can be filed.
I can’t watch the trial of the murderous police officer, but I have caught snippets from other commentators and have seen short scenes from the video exhibits. Two things I’ve noticed:
There is a line of fluid that runs underneath Mr. Floyd’s truck, approaching the curb. I don’t believe anyone was drinking a beverage. At that point, I think Mr. Floyd voided. At that point, he died.
Isn’t the cost of doing business accepting some losses from the inadvertent acceptance of counterfeit bills? How do you take that money out of your employee’s pay? How do you send an 18 year old employee outside to deal with an individual suspected of passing a counterfeit bill?
That’s all, Beloved. I can’t say any more just now.
Protech Construction demolished my home without my authorization. The active engineering report commissioned by Safeco Insurance stated the condition of my property prior to Protech’s appearance on this site. This engineering report formed the basis upon which my original claim was settled for $48K. It states that the damage from the tree limb falling on my bedroom was confined to the bedroom. Protech Construction demolished undamaged property and replaced it with an unfinished structure, built without plans.
CSLB found Protech Construction abandoned the project, but Los Angeles County Public Works passed this structure through final inspection. It did take LACPW from 2017 to right now to inform me that a contractor can demolish a property on the strength of the license. No need to present approved plans, an authorization statement from the owner. No need to pay any attention to the equivalent of a pre-inspection report that is the engineering report referred to earlier. No need to provide any documentation superseding the engineering report.
Protech Construction signed itself as the owner of my property on the demolition receipts. Protech Construction stole my identity and used its license to destroy my home. Protech Construction also received more than $250K from Safeco Insurance for destroying my home and leaving me in worse condition than before filing my homeowner insurance claim on Earth Day 2016.
Homeowners, consumers of insurance products appear to have no one protecting our interests where white-collar crime is concerned. Fraud and embezzlement practices that have been used for some time involve a lot of stalling to get past the statute of limitations.
Consumers Beware of Protech Construction, LA County Public Works, Department of Insurance, Safeco/Liberty Mutual Insurance.
Closing by grafting. Next month, something small. Have been working the Double Knit Throw since Chanukah. Next month, swatches…
I should write something. The month is nearly over.
I feel propagandized. Not relieved. Not empowered. Not convinced. Just chattered at.
Still hearing the name of the idiot. Still seeing pictures of him and his…wife. Is it wrong that every time I saw her I thought First Whore? The oldest profession really pays. Wonder who named it the oldest profession?
George Washington Carver was a crochet genius. I knew he painted, but he could make lace, do Irish crochet, make collars and cuffs, all without pattern or the ability to read. He picked up handicrafts, fancy work, before the age of 11. His works are on display at his museum in Neosho MO.
So many COVID variants. People just spreadin’ that virus around, helping it mutate, thinking it is their right to be foolish in a pandemic and take no precautions. People viewing us from without often say we only think of ourselves, never of people outside of this country. They underestimate our narcissism. We only think of our individual selves or of our tribe or clan. Our orbits of concern are mainly foreshortened.
Pearl S. Buck. So glad I started reading her work and very glad she was such a prolific observer and writer.
Never again read Jude the Obscure unless you love tedium.
New year. Feels a lot like the old one with a little less tension. Gotta worry, though, about whether or not a neighbor can be trusted. January 6 was a demonstration. You can’t expect to trust your colleagues, neighbors, the average Jane or Joe on the street. Gotta be color conscious. I really expected better of us in 1965. So much for expectations.
Biden is the second Catholic president. Let that not be an omen.
This is a horrible time for many of us economically, but I must ask for your help because I have no where else to turn. I feel like Blanche DuBois, relying on the kindness of strangers.
Please help if you can.
Mike Pence = Uriah Heep