Monthly Archives: April 2012

THIS IS A CRISIS: WITHOUT PRISON REFORM, THE VERY FABRIC OF OUR NATION IS AT RISK

The title comes from an op-ed article by Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia. He goes on to say:  “… –We find ourselves as a nation in the midst of a profound, deeply corrosive crisis that we have largely been ignoring … Continue reading

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A fog of drugs and war

A most reasonable question that comes from this title is just what does drugs and war have to do with women and children in the jails and prisons of the nation? The point is that if they are willing to … Continue reading

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Strip-Search Case Reflects Death of American Privacy

You can argue about loss of privacy or intimidation but it appears the effacy of the proceedure is invalid based on the statistics of both the state and feds. “….As a result, instead of arguing about dignity, the justices disagreed … Continue reading

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Cocaine and Terrorism

In the 70s and 80s, I worked Central America as an Army officer for a total of five and a half years. The terrorist’s movements be they the FMLN, Sandinistas or Contras made their money by kidnapping or as cocaine … Continue reading

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Obama Relies on Debt Collectors Profiting From Student Loan Woe

For those coming out of prison and contemplating going to school, student loans can be a very appealing way to travel. In fact, there are schools the specialize in offering student loans that are nothing more than shadow education facilities … Continue reading

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Stress of combat reaches drone crews

A good question falls out from the experience of the Air Force with drone pilots that fly missions in war zones on the other side of the world. “Crews sometimes see ground troops take casualties or come under attack. They … Continue reading

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Notes From Behind the Fence

Sometimes by going to the extreme you can see huge chunks of what goes on in the gray area called the middle. In this case, looking at the social dynamics of a Russian Penal Colony we can see and maybe … Continue reading

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