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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    But the numbers are ENORMOUS, as to the growth of prison populations, and the crime rate has nosedived since the early 1990's.

    So why ARE all these people behind bars?
    Good question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    "A man is not free unless his will is free. If his will is free, it doesnt matter if his body is bound."
    Yes, "and every cloud has a silver lining" prison is actually good, it builds character."

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    When an instutution has that much control over my person, i would be careful about pushing the envelope.

    Thank you, Dashiel Hammett!

    Today's prisons are not like 1950's noir movies portrayed.

    BTW, they are public buildings and anyone who is interested can request a tour. You can likewise ask for a tour of your local county jail.

    Eye opening experiences, for most Americans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    No need to make such hard choices. Steal over and over, until there's nothing left and our children are fighting over the "good spot" at the landfill.

    That's the 0.01%ers plan for this country.
    Of course the landfills are privately owned, so our children would be trespassing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    But the numbers are ENORMOUS, as to the growth of prison populations, and the crime rate has nosedived since the early 1990's.

    So why ARE all these people behind bars?
    I'm sure corporations running our prison systems for profit has something to do with it.
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    Because people will put up with it.

    Hey, "as long as it's not ME!"

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    Three strikes which I regretfully voted for was one of the culprits. All of a sudden we had all these criminals in need of a prison because they were automatically sentenced to incarceration. The privates rode to the temporary rescue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    I'm sure corporations running our prison systems for profit has something to do with it.
    That's the mechanism by which we are being enslaved, but not who or why. "Who" is the 0.01% and their biggest cheerleader, Hillary Clinton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    When an instutution has that much control over my person, i would be careful about pushing the envelope.
    Suppose everyone does it, are they going to kill everyone?

    What keeps this little wheel turning is that there is no solidarity, everyone is worried about themselves alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    Three strikes which I regretfully voted for was one of the culprits. All of a sudden we had all these criminals in need of a prison because they were automatically sentenced to incarceration. The privates rode to the temporary rescue.
    You were a victim of propaganda. By the time three strikes laws were passed, violent crime had already returned to levels not seen since the 1970's.

    Fun fact! Who coined the term "superpredator"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Suppose everyone does it, are they going to kill everyone?

    What keeps this little wheel turning is that there is no solidarity, everyone is worried about themselves alone.

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    And abortion rights, gun rights, sexual freedom. Etc. The culture wars are conducted for our entertainment, so we won't notice that we're losing the class war.
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