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Casting Back

No, this isn’t about knitting, though that is my world nowadays. No, this is about remembering, triggered memory. Read the name Owen and cast back to my neighbors, the Owens. Large family, all varying shades of mocha with the exception of the only son, Anthony. I secretly adored his handsome chocolate brown frame. It was never curious to me that he was the only brown child; it was marvelous. I wonder if he ever experienced discrimination because of the lovely color of his dark brown skin.

In southern India, I saw the most beautiful dark brown people with glistening black hair. Gorgeous! Then, I learned they were as colour-struck as American Blacks and used terms like “wheatish” to describe the most desirable skin colour. Dalits I met were universally brown-skinned. The women and men who tended my household, bathroom, and garden were universally brown. The owner of the flat was that wheatish color I first encountered reading Indian newspaper personal ads. Wonder what causes wheatishness? Black people have white folks in slavery to thank for some of our wheatishness, as well as for the concept of colour-struck in American culture.

Considering such castings cause me to take refuge in my knitting. I’m not a writer, Yann! I’m a maker, an artisan, a handcrafter, a sample maker. Mom was a sample maker. There are entire businesses devoted to the making of samples. I saw one recently featured on NHK. Sample makers typically make the first draught of a pattern, testing theory as it happens. If everything is good, only one sample is needed. If more work is needed, revisions, and additional samples will be made. I like making one or two of a thing, then off to a new project. I have a research scientist’s ability to focus intently on a topic for a long while, but I have a child’s curiousity and want to explore many things, hence the making of one or two gloves, or pattern tests, or blog posts, then it is off to a new project.

Anthony. One of his sisters was a doctor. Another worked in the university system. They were a good family. I hope all is well with them.

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Yom Tov

What does it mean that we are here, now, seeing what we see?

What does it mean that I am aware of the Rohingya, fleeing their lands, en masse; to know, and care, that one-third of Bangladesh is submerged; that 91 people a day die of opiate abuse?

What does it mean that corporations have gutted Puerto Rico’s finances and the island looks like NOLA during Katrina, only more widely spread, people, American citizens, again struggling against unbelievably horrible odds?

What does it mean that I made the-one-who-should-not-be-named my nigger? I did. I tweeted him, told him about the klan military man who would salute a uniform all day, but not a nigger, and I told him he was mine. Sure did and sent it to the POTUS address. I don’t bother with that real thang cuz he can block you. Did me. I have called him a nigger for a couple of days, and you know what? It does a body better than chicken soup and sitting fuming helplessly while my country is made to look an ass because of who sits at the helm.

It is a good time to sit and reflect. I need to sit and figure out why I would do such a thing. True, I was theory-testing. I do love to test a theory, almost as much as I love to knit. A Twitter friend said he reported being called a nigger by some “alt-right” types, and Twitter said none of its standards were violated. So, I said let us see if I can do what I did and suffer no repercussions as I would not be violating any standards. So far, I’m in the pipe, 5 X 5.

I have never written the WH. I have a few favorite presidents, but I don’t like playing favorites. This one, however, requires some face time with me. And I want it recorded.

Good fast to you.

 

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Grant Hamilton, General Counsel for Beal Bank, SSB, Plano, TX is a I-Don’t-Want-to-Know-Anything Brass-Plated Schmuck

4.3.2017 Called MGC Mortgage, Inc., Lake Zurich IL, to ask for my property tax refund. Spoke to Jennifer, Anthony, Jocelyn, and supervisor Josh. He told me he would research and return my call. He never did.

4.4.2017  Spoke to supervisor Mary Ann. She said she would give a message to supervisor Josh. Gues she didn’t.

4.5.2017  Finally, spoke to Harvey. He seemed to work in the research department and had some knowledge of the history of payment associated with loan number 1423927043. He told me there was no listing of the source of payoff on the loan, other than my mother’s estate, which has been closed for two years. No note in the file that the check was from Safeco insurance and that the monies were homeowner’s insurance claim funds. Harvey transferred me to supervisor Tyler who truly did not want to talk with me. It was Harvey who told me MGC employees are not allowed to provide their last names to customers. What a way to run a financial institution, eh?

Supervisor Tyler, long story short, assured me my property tax refund check would be sent to me, payable to me instead of my mother’s estate which ceased to exist once probate closed. Beal Bank filed foreclosure against my property as probate closed. They headed all their documents to the Estate even though they knew the estate was closed and I was the legal owner of the property. They also took my money, that was in my name, to pay their claim, cloaking the payment to look as if it were drawn from funds other than my own.

4.7.2017 I called to speak with supervisor Tyler and was told by Josh and Brad Cox that they would investigate the problem I was having getting my property tax refund returned to me. He connected me to pisspot General Counsel for Beal Bank Grant Hamilton, whose name oughta be Stonewall Jackson. According to him, there is no one higher up the food chain than he in the legal department. One whole attorney for in-house counsel. Beal Bank likely has thousands of lawyers for litigation.

As he shrugged me off on Medium.

This arrogant troll told me Beal Bank owed me nothing, that they had no interest in my property, and had nothing, document wise or any wise, to return to me. Hamilton defended the right of Beal Bank to rob me. What’s that joke about a billion lawyers at the bottom of the ocean being a good start?

I have been writing complaints about Beal Bank for three years now. I concluded agencies like FDIC, CFPB, the whole lot of the alphabet soup of agencies charged with consumer protection, are powerless against, and in bed with the corporations that bedevil us.

That smug fart Grant Hamilton…with his shrugs…and lack of ethics. Putz.

 

 

 

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Simmering

Put my anger in a pot on the back burner, letting it simmer while trying to understand how my elected officials are planning to let an old-ass, unfit, lying buffoon take over leadership of my country.

All those lawyers, and they are going to allow an idiot blowhard bastard (did he even have a mama?) to be in violation of the Constitution from day 1? Every senator who attends the inaugural should be voted out ASAP and then choked with their law degrees. Every legal and political scholar who supports this travesty should lose her or his citizenship ASAP.

PEEOTUS may be depraved. He is definitely dishonest. He is absolutely despicable, likely seditious, making of my country a laughingstock. Authoritarianism and perversion go together. Think Caligula, Tiberius Ceaser, the Catholic Church, Christianity. My people who voted for this ass should be feeling robbed and raped about now because they have been by an infantile cunt. How can this be happening?

I tweet rude, insulting, nasty things to PEEOTUS the schmuck. He reveres the poisoner-in-chief. I hope he gets some tea.

Excuse me while I add some pepper to the pot.

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What’s the word?

We now know for a fact that the government of Russia and Vladimir Putin is blatantly interfering in this year’s presidential election, most notably by hacking into and strategically releasing the emails and computer files of Democratic organizations and campaign officials. There has been no equivalent targeting by Russia of Republican organizations or the Trump…

via The full implications of the Trump-Putin alliance — Jay Bookman