Monthly Archives: October 2012

Palatka man pleads guilty to sex trafficking

 This is a story that I have heard I don’t know how many times in the jails and prison I have visited. This story highlights every aspect of the American culture that gives birth to the issues surrounding underage prostitution. … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Says Prisoners Will be Abandoned While City Evacuates

Don’t know how this is going to play out but it is a potential disaster for a ton of reasons and maybe it was just as well that the storm hit southern New Jersey. A huge chunk of these inmates … Continue reading

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Just the Facts

I can think of no better guide to drug related and associated issues than this web site. This is a must read for any parent coming out of prison with a drug related issue or finding themselves assuming the duties … Continue reading

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Call 911 Good Samaritan Policies

There were 4,329 drug-related deaths in Florida from January to June 2011. The highest occurring deaths directly caused by drug and alcohol: * Benzodiazepines: 545 * Oxycodone: 607 * Methadone: 341 * Cocaine: 294 * Ethyl Alcohol: 269 There were … Continue reading

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What are your flags

Don’t know why this issue struck such a cord with me over the last couple of years but it has. On the way back from Providence I had some 1,200 or more miles not so much to think about it … Continue reading

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Banking and politics

Don’t know that I have ever seen a clearer connection of interaction of banking and politics. A short and easy read that enables you to just about memorizing it in the first passover. The power and reality of this relationship is in … Continue reading

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On the road home from Cambridge

Roughly speaking it was 1,200 miles to and another 1,200 from Cambridge. The last day was the longest day which was 725 miles in about 14 hours. The lessons were many but the one that came all the way down … Continue reading

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U.S. Sues Wells Fargo for Faulty Mortgages

This article by Wall Street Journal is the best expose of the banking industry of its kind. Not only did that write sub-prime mortgages but they bundled them and sold them as a derivative. They made money at both ends … Continue reading

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Meningitis outbreak toll: 205 cases, 15 deaths

This is one of those things that happens because it is allowed to happen. There is no doubt that hundreds of people knew of the potential for such an ‘accident’ that was born out of sloppiness that had been noted … Continue reading

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Boston girds for prisoners freed in drug lab scandal

This is something that happened for one and only one reason. Law enforcement got sloppy. The best national statistics that I have seen on the subject of plea bargains is that over 90 percent of state and federal inmates are … Continue reading

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