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There is that argument that Hillary isn’t responsible for “her husband’s” policies, but she has taken responsibility for proudly promoting Bill’s omnibus crime bill of 1994 which led to the massive build out of the mass incarceration of the Prison Industrial Complex where more money is spent on prison than on schools.

The United States leads the world in having the largest prison population AND major drug problems as well!

Bill and Hillary’s crime bill was used to justify mass incarceration for many crack addicts and small dose marijuana users, not dealers. The focus was not rehabilitation of the addicts, but punitive punishment.

Now Bill while supporting Hillary on the campaign trail says that the 1994 crime bill was a humanitarian attempt to stop drug violence. However its supposed unintended consequence disproportionally locked up and destroyed Black families with thousands being sent to prison for non-violent drug offensives. With Hillary calling some black youth “super-predator” needing to be brought to “heel”!

It is one of those, oh gosh, we meant well but oops, vote for Hillary moments!

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About the same time in Portugal they decriminalized all drugs and since then drug usage in that country has declined substantially. In the United States it has increased.

Once upon a time the Democratic Party stood for decent wages, adequate housing, quality public education, public health care from cradle to grave, adequate pensions and the right of political participation. No more.

Now both the Democrats and Republican only stand for corporate greed and war profiteering at the expense of the regular people who still some how believe they have a say. And the people do have a say …….. but not a choice!

You can vote for dog shit or dog shit! The ayes have it!

 

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CODE OF SILENCE, SHHH

You know, it may be just Tubularsock but this prison break in New York State is taking it’s news spotlight, its fifteen minutes of fame.

A couple of things. The Associated Press reported today in an article entitled Prison break spotlights code of silence behind bars which quotes Gov. Andrew Cuomo as “sarcastically” stating, “Nobody heard anything. Nobody saw anything, they’re all heavy sleepers.”

Well, Tubularsock doesn’t know a great deal about prison life but if I recall, prisoners are not responsible for keeping order in a prison. Tubularsock has always thought that it is the guards that do that job.

So, the more significant question would be …… where were they? They never saw anything, they never heard anything …….. were the guards asleep?

So lets get this straight …… the Guards guard, that is their job. The prisoners are guarded. The guards are the ones that are responsible for keeping the prisoners in the prison. That is not the prisoners job!

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So this “code of silence” of prison inmates is not the issue at hand. The issue at hand is how did two prisoners use power tools to cut through steel, break through brick and slice open a steam pipe at night without making any noise? How do power tools not break the “code of silence”?

To prove Tubularsock’s point, tonight take out your electric coffee grinder and grind a pound of coffee. Say like 2 AM. See if it wakes anyone. Better yet take out a circular saw with a metal blade and start cutting steel pipe on your front porch. Then time the response of your neighbors yelling at you and be sure to keep time of how long it takes the cops to show up from across town.

Of course you could be using the new “code of silence” saw and then you’ll get away with it.

Will wonders ever cease to amaze Tubularsock. Not likely.

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