“Some young people don't have a care. Many more on this planet do. I am reminded of the young girl in the documentary "Born into Brothels"... 8 years old and she was scrubbing a cooking pot so hard it was painful to watch. But if she didn't get it clean, she'd be beaten.
Meanwhile my girlfriends 14 year old son sits in his private little cave of 700sq ft and plays video games, fails classes and bitches when the garbage he prefers to stuff in his useless little pie hole is gone. Nothing is asked of him and he contributes nothing. She doesn't want to upset him....It's American kids who have a rude awakening ahead. I don't talk to her about it because I want to get laid now and then...;(”
“Sure... through for-profit lobbying and bribes paid to elected law makers, the authority is passed. Welcome to Police State 2012. All you have to do is look around you to know we are already there. The only real protection you have is to keep your head down and hide in the crowds. Ah, fear based living...”
“This has been been going on for years... well planned growth. Do you not know that ex VP Cheney has rather substantial investments in the prison system? He also became very rich through the privatization of the military, which was really done with his influence and then direct control after he left government the first time and went to work for Haliburton. He saw the opportunity as Sec of Def and through his government work, took the plans and made his cronies and himself very rich. As for you, the tax payer... well, you'll just keep paying, more and more.
Privatization DOES NOT save tax payer money.”
“I do not think private, for profit prisons are run by the government. That seems to be what you are implying...”
scottd000 on Jun 7, 2012 at 18:12:41
“I guess you're right in that these prisons are not technically government run, but they do get their authority to run by them and the ample supply of prisoners is certainly provided in spades by them.”
“You do mean, of course, less efficient, more expensive prisons. Because over time, that is what they are. Not only in pure economic costs, but in cost to the very soul of our Nation. It comes down to economic slavery... but then I'm guessing you're not too worried about all that do-gooder Christian clap trap anyway...”
“The phone will have just as hefty an internet bill... I have an android (I need it for my business. The best deal I can find is $147.00 a month, taxes included. Then I have the internet at home for $49. a month. I don't do TV... so tell me, how is someone better off with a smartphone when they are short on money? They are not.”
“The sad thing is no one thought to teach these people about craigslist or the want ads and second hand markets. Oh no, they all need something new. I can go on CL right now and buy a perfectly good PC or laptop for less than $250. When you ad the cost of web access, the phone is less functional and more expensive.”
ReConUSMC0321 on Jun 6, 2012 at 15:02:04
“Exactly ! The article was a joke ... Poor Huerta at 27 ? !!!!!!
How on Earth did Americans survive from our Founding until the left took over our Lives Womb to Tomb .
Quite well in fact .We lead the world in ""Individual "" Fin.Success .”
apans on Jun 6, 2012 at 14:54:50
“Did someone "teach" you how to use them?”
Abo on Jun 6, 2012 at 14:48:41
“You just said no one 'teaches" them and immediately jumped to the assumption that they all needed something new.”
“It won't happen until all of the people suffer and finally the soft underside is brought down... a purge the likes of Europe 1914-1945. It'll take that much and maybe a bit more for greed and stupidity to be overcome.”
“Telling people how to live, what to do and think are the prerogative of sky god worshipers.”
evolvedtg on Jun 16, 2012 at 21:09:58
“This is true, and yet people have followed. How come? It never ceases to amaze me that they are so eager to believe the unbelievable at the word of their moms and some man in a black dress who tries to hold your hand way too long. (BTW, Robadeaux, F&F.)”