Just a Friendly Reminder (?)

Today, a real estate financial agent that I’ve been working for several weeks emailed me, sent me an email saying that he has no record of my data.

I must have sent him several months of my bank statements, my mortgage statements, insurance papers, etc. All the docs needed to get the refi that I’ve been trying to get for the past few months. And after all that, he tells me that he has not received any thing from me. I am very upset at this.

I look in my own records and find that I cannot find my own emails to him (gmail, have been very trust worthy in recent years). Records of my phone call to him discussing this case has also vanished. Has my account been hacked? Has white supremacists haked both mine and his emails and removed records so that white people can get in on these exceptionally low rates never seen before in several generations? Is this all a trick to guarantee financial advantage to descendants of Caucasians for generations to come?

Why do these ideas pop in my head when ever an inexplicably disadvantageous thing happen to me?

Could it be a hacker from my current bank? The bank stands to make a lot of money by keeping my high rates in their system? Why do I think there is bigger power at work every time my email gets erased??!!

Let me take pause…

Today, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day!

Today we are made to share in his dream, a dream of a world in which all men are created equal:
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true….
…will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
…will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last!
Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

And dare I dream of human rights and civil liberties? Dare I dream of privacy and free will? Dare I dream that we will have more interesting things to do than to hack other people’s computer accounts and to blog about being hacked by other people?

I have a drea…zzzzzzzZZZ zzzz..z.z..zzzz…. Hmmm, nationalized email service where breaking into email account breaks federal law….all emails are delivered by post office systems… There is such comfort in centralized monolithic guaranteed rule based systems, and yet, I realize that this run opposing to Internet which is free, open, unoptimized, and insecure since it’s inception… oh, wait, let’s rollbak to MLK’s dream, lest this turn into one horrifying nightmare in which we denature Internet as we know it….


The Marriage Contract

Read an article from slashdot about some predictions for the next 100 years. Notably #17 states that marriage will be come a contract that renews annually. I had thought of a similar idea in a previous post requiring renwal of the marriage license. The importent thing to notice is that this idea’s main proponent wants it to become socially aceptable for two people to say “we think we can live happy lives for the next 5 years, but not sure about after that”.  The annual contract may be far more practical than a 5-year term that I was envisioning.

The idea breaks with all thoughts of traditional marriage institution. It also makes it insanely difficult to rear children. If one would dare to imagine, socialized child-care. People are free to procede as they like with their marriage life. A part of their taxes goes toward a stable environment where children are cared for professionally. In such a system, one would never fear making a mistake in one’s relationship, to impact children, who are the future of society. Such a system also promotes the healthy mixing of genetic material among all races, increasing human rate of evolution.
Additional benefits include accounting. It is far more difficult to enumerate the shared/non-shared properties in a 10-yr marriage that went sour in it’s second year than to look at 2 years of income and purchases, and split the properties from only those two years. The renewal process requires an audit of all properties, tedious, I know, but still better than to do it at end of 10 years.
Child rearing is one issue that needs to be addressed more carefully…