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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 12:33 AM
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2. Clue: detention centers & prisons don't "revive the economy". They line
the pockets of gov't contractors on your dime.

Fuck the parasites. The same corps who lobby for more immigration to drive down wages make money jailing them when the economy goes south.

We pay for their wealth, either way.
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  -Central Falls RI immigrants disappearing. Families find them in high security detention center. madfloridian  Dec-27-08 12:06 AM   #0 
  - Lawyer wonders if they are picking up immigrants to fill these prisons.  madfloridian   Dec-27-08 12:15 AM   #1 
  - The lawyer may "wonder," but I think the rest of us pretty much know.  Tansy_Gold   Dec-28-08 01:13 PM   #41 
  - Clue: detention centers & prisons don't "revive the economy". They line  Hannah Bell   Dec-27-08 12:33 AM   #2 
  - Good for you!!!  norepubsin08   Dec-27-08 12:41 AM   #3 
  - thanks for your work. i've read there was a big "detention center"  Hannah Bell   Dec-27-08 04:26 AM   #12 
     - Yes there sure is, it's on the tideflats  norepubsin08   Dec-27-08 10:39 AM   #21 
  - Notice I bolded those words for the utter shock value.  madfloridian   Dec-27-08 12:43 AM   #4 
  - yes, i understand you don't support this. my remarks were directed at the perps.  Hannah Bell   Dec-27-08 01:19 AM   #7 
     - They probably feel no shame. None at all.  madfloridian   Dec-27-08 01:24 AM   #8 
  - This alleged "boon to the economy" was touted locally for years  usnret88   Dec-27-08 07:54 AM   #15 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Dec-27-08 12:51 AM   #5 
  - Disappearing people . . . sounds familiar --  defendandprotect   Dec-27-08 01:13 AM   #6 
  - K&R.  20score   Dec-27-08 01:31 AM   #9 
  - One aspect:  snot   Dec-27-08 02:28 AM   #10 
  - We don't, actually - this is the storyline used to get the public to  Hannah Bell   Dec-27-08 04:41 AM   #13 
  - Hannah Bell  JustAnotherGen   Dec-27-08 08:11 AM   #17 
  - Hannah, based on my experience in the building trades I think you are overplaying that hand.  bertman   Dec-27-08 11:39 AM   #24 
     - Malingerers who don't want a good living?  Doremus   Dec-28-08 01:39 PM   #46 
     - Doremus, this may be hard for you to believe, but there are lots of people who are always  bertman   Dec-28-08 05:53 PM   #51 
     - I think you're the one who is overplaying now.  thecatburgler   Dec-28-08 06:20 PM   #55 
  - What do you mean by jobs no one wants  seemunkee   Dec-28-08 01:25 PM   #44 
  - It cracks me up when companies claim they can't find legal workers at any price.  thecatburgler   Dec-28-08 06:37 PM   #57 
  - Wrong.  thecatburgler   Dec-28-08 06:05 PM   #54 
  - Can we call it fascism yet?  Truth2Tell   Dec-27-08 02:36 AM   #11 
  - No, we can't. You should at least take the time to pick up a dictionary and see what fascism means.  ThomWV   Dec-27-08 08:04 AM   #16 
     - yes, they're run by private corporations.  Hannah Bell   Dec-27-08 12:42 PM   #28 
     - Many of Florida's prisons are private, and some are overtly religious  madfloridian   Dec-27-08 01:34 PM   #29 
     - OK, you just let me know when it's OK.  Truth2Tell   Dec-27-08 02:19 PM   #30 
     - They may not have coercive power but they sure as shit have influence  thecatburgler   Dec-28-08 06:25 PM   #56 
  - "Welcome to the Homeland. Smirk." - Republicon Fascists  SpiralHawk   Dec-27-08 06:46 AM   #14 
  - This is all Governor Donald L. Carcieri's fault. He Directed police to arrest immigrants  slampoet   Dec-27-08 08:22 AM   #18 
  - Bella Maryanovsky  lala_rawraw   Dec-27-08 08:29 AM   #19 
  - Surprizingly good journalism for the NY Times. This is a national  coalition_unwilling   Dec-27-08 10:30 AM   #20 
  - It is good journalism, and greatly needed.  madfloridian   Dec-27-08 03:33 PM   #31 
  - The way illegal immigrants are treated goes beyond any "need to control our borders"  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-27-08 10:40 AM   #22 
  - You make very good points.  madfloridian   Dec-27-08 12:16 PM   #26 
  - Exactly.  thecatburgler   Dec-28-08 08:47 PM   #59 
  - after 9/11 prisoners became "DETAINEES"  leftchick   Dec-27-08 11:04 AM   #23 
  - K & R  Kaleko   Dec-27-08 12:14 PM   #25 
  - A couple in Florida allowed to see each other once a week, across a table.  madfloridian   Dec-27-08 12:28 PM   #27 
  - All of the articles reference Broward Detention Center, but thats the county lock-up  kcass1954   Dec-28-08 01:03 PM   #40 
     - wonder I could not find anything about it. Formerly Wackenhut?  madfloridian   Dec-28-08 01:21 PM   #43 
  - That Chinese immigrant detainee died from undetected, untreated cancer.  madfloridian   Dec-27-08 05:28 PM   #32 
  - It keeps wages down for all workers by keeping immigrants wages low.  McCamy Taylor   Dec-27-08 08:42 PM   #33 
  - Except that  skepticscott   Dec-28-08 01:58 PM   #47 
  - Here is a link about how immigrants are the prison laborers of choice. Free and safe  McCamy Taylor   Dec-27-08 08:52 PM   #34 
  - Explosion of for profit prison industry, is it too big to stop?  lonestarnot   Dec-27-08 09:12 PM   #35 
  - This is incredibly serious...  TwoSparkles   Dec-27-08 10:13 PM   #36 
  - Agreed, extremely serious., The word "dehumanizing"...very good choice.  madfloridian   Dec-27-08 10:15 PM   #37 
  - First they came for the illegals . . .  proud2Blib   Dec-27-08 10:21 PM   #38 
  - Our country is becoming heartless very quickly.  madfloridian   Dec-28-08 01:26 AM   #39 
  - CF is a hellhole. Always was and looks like it will continue  mountainvue   Dec-28-08 01:15 PM   #42 
  - horrific  aNHite   Dec-28-08 01:28 PM   #45 
  - They're championing the values as laid out in the OT.  Gwendolyn   Dec-28-08 02:06 PM   #48 
  - I suspect a lot of us will find ourselves here once they're made into debtor's prisions.  shadowknows69   Dec-28-08 03:34 PM   #49 
  - That's a 1984 scenario. People treated like lifestock  conspirator   Dec-28-08 04:14 PM   #50 
  - I hope under obama we return to being a more humane nation-- Bush is a sadistic fuck  TEmperorHasNoClothes   Dec-28-08 05:55 PM   #52 
  - If ANYONE within our borders are treated in this way,  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-08 05:59 PM   #53 
  - We should have accountabilty of where these people go.  goforit   Dec-28-08 07:12 PM   #58 

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