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sintax Donating Member (891 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:17 PM
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US Prison Population- 2.03 Million and Growing
The highest rate per capita in the world at 701 per 100,000.

Russia takes the silver medal at 606 per 100,000.

www.straightdope.com/columns/040206.html


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harlinchi Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:22 PM
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1. Any racial breakdowns available?
That would show where the war on drugs is being fought! I betcha our leaders said,at one time, "Hey let's fight the war on drugs in those neighborhoods so we don't have to fight it in ours!"
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sintax Donating Member (891 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:27 PM
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3. Racial breakdowns
are revealing and appalling. Don't have them at hand but we know who is doing the time, the impoverished which means mostly black and brown skinned folks.

America refuses to deal with the race issue as a power and economic relationship. Just half-hearted "programs" and "charity".

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harlinchi Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:32 PM
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5. And the programs and charity is and was targeted!
Of the billions spent on the war on poverty, how much do you think reached the hands of the so-called targets? How much was spent on administration and waste programs to enrich specific companies?
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sintax Donating Member (891 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:37 PM
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7. So Little
Just crumbs for the hungry.

Grass roots Movement necessary

Most NGO's Soon get absorbed into the sinkhole of Admin. waste and coopted by the system.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:24 PM
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2. I can think of a few more that SHOULD be behind bars....
the entire bush administration for a start, then quickly heading to the CEOs, CFOs etc. of many multinational corporations that have raped the land, the Treasury and such. Hey, it's a start.
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sintax Donating Member (891 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:29 PM
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4. Here Here
Put those folks in the clink and many who should be out would be provided opportunities with a newly structured society.

Perchance to dream...
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:34 PM
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6. Is that including Gitmo and Abu G? n/t
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:47 PM
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8. The USA is Number 1!!!!
while our rankings have been declining over the last 30 years in lifespan (#1 to #23) and upward mobility (at the bottom of the industrialized world), we have finally found something we excel in!

That and executions, and having the highest spending on military and...
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