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Unprincipled principal smuggled dope for inmates

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By
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Rising from low life, touted teacher is low-life Principal tried to smuggle heroin, prescription drugs into upstate prison KERRY BURKE and BEN CHAPMAN | New York Daily NewsA highly touted Brooklyn principal was yanked from her post Monday, three days after state police caught her trying to smuggle heroin into a maximum-security prison upstate with a 10-year-old in tow… Public School 28 Principal Sadie Silver, 40, of Bushwick, was arrested Friday with Michael Acosta, 34, after cops caught the educator and her partner carrying heroin and prescription drugs into Coxsackie Correctional Facility… State Police Maj. Patrick Regan said…“Silver and Acosta were found

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Bankrupt Stockton gives CDCR’s Carney job, 50k raise

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By
Scott Carney was the point man as CDCR "blew its budgets or failed to deliver timely reports to lawmakers."  Small wonder the compulsive spenders in Stockton want him.
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$192k annual payments for city’s new dump-truck CDCR deputy leaving for Stockton administration job Jon Ortiz  |  Sacramento Bee Scott Carney, who sometimes endured withering criticism from lawmakers for his department’s perceived inefficiencies, is leaving his administrative post at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to become a deputy city manager for Stockton… Carney is stepping down from state job that paid him $143,774 last year as director of Corrections’ Division of Administrative Services to take a city job with an annual salary of $192,000. Administrative Services has an annual operating budget of $178 million

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The Dirtiest Guards

Jul 21st, 2014 | By
A conspiracy between WALLmart guards and inmates involved dozens of contraband filled footballs tossed onto the yard.
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WALLmart guards, cons compete for contraband 4 Guards Eyed in Mississippi Prison Football Fight JACK ELLIOTT JR. |  (AP) ABC News JACKSON, Miss.–A plan to toss footballs packed with cellphones and knives into a prison is to blame for a brawl that injured nine inmates, Mississippi’s top prison official said Tuesday. Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps said four guards accused of conspiring with inmates to collect the footballs have been suspended. …police…arrested a man just outside the fence of the Walnut Grove prison. Marcus Warnsley was caught with a bagful of 11 footballs packed with knives, razors,

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Family unification program excludes men: So what?

Jul 18th, 2014 | By
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Intercourse makes children, Responsible adults make families Suit charges California prison program discriminates against men Denny Walsh | Sacramento Bee A California prisons program meant to expedite the reunification of inmates with their families – but which excludes male prisoners – is being challenged in federal court as discriminatory… An inmate enrolled in the Alternative Custody Program receives a day off her sentence for each day she participates. The inmate is released from prison and allowed to live in a residential home, transitional care facility, or residential drug treatment program for the remainder of her sentence.

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Detroit Chief: Give Pieces a Chance

Jul 17th, 2014 | By
Detroit thugs are wary of armed citizens, says Police Chief
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Detroit police chief says armed citizens are curbing crime Jessica Chasmar | The Washington Times Detroit has experienced 37 percent fewer robberies than it did last year, and Police Chief James Craig is crediting armed citizens for the drop. “Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon,” Chief Craig, who has been an open advocate for private gun ownership, told The Detroit News in an interview. “I don’t want to take away from the good work our investigators are doing, but I think part of the drop in

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Water waste now a criminal offense

Jul 16th, 2014 | By
Landscape water 3 or more times a week, Direct application of water to wash sidewalks and driveways.

• Landscape irrigation that causes runoff to streets and gutters.

• Washing a motor vehicle using a hose without a shut-off nozzle.

• Using drinkable water in a decorative fountain unless it recirculates the water.
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Use a squirt gun, Go to prison? California adopts $500 criminal penalty for water waste Matt Weiser | Sacramento Bee It will now be considered a criminal act to waste water in California. …the State Water Resources Control Board took the unprecedented step of declaring certain types of water waste a criminal infraction similar to a speeding violation. Water use deemed excessive – such as allowing landscape watering to spill into streets, and hosing off sidewalks and driveways – can be subject to fines of $500 per day… Residential and business water use in California rose

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Commish: Beating shows CHiPs need more training

Jul 15th, 2014 | By
CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow
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In one of the most obtuse official statements in California history, CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow told the Sacramento Bee a viral video of a CHiPpie sitting on a woman’s chest and punching her head repeatedly demonstrates the need for better training in interacting with the mentally ill. Paco is virtually speechless. But not literally. CLEARLY, the video demonstrates one or two shortcomings with the traffic enforcement agency, and 51-50 sensitivity training isn’t one of them. Without question, the officer is using excessive force–No California agency approves punching people in the face.  Punching a supine detainee’s head

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Offender Recognition Day?

Jul 14th, 2014 | By
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Self-esteem dream survives John Vasconcellos! Bill creating ‘Offender Recognition Day’ stalls in Assembly committee Noam D. Plume | Los Angles Times SACRAMENTO- The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill designating the first Monday in October, “California Offender Recognition Day,” but the measure stalled Tuesday in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. The prison guards union and a coalition of victim’s advocacy groups, including Crime Victims United of California, oppose the bill, Senate Bill 938, as an “ill-conceived effort to foster public sympathy for offenders.” Those criticisms were challenged by the committee’s liberal members, including chairman Tom Ammiano, a

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Mr. Smoke’s pot plot source of Shasta’s Bully fire

Jul 13th, 2014 | By
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Illicit dope grower’s supply truck source of ignition Man accused of starting Shasta County wildfire KTVU-AP REDDING, Calif. — A 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned more than 4 1/2 square miles of forested land in Shasta County. Freddie Alexander Smoke III

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Faith versus Hubris

Jul 13th, 2014 | By
If there is no Supreme Being, Man is supreme.  Absent God, life has no purpose beyond reproducing.
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Man Almighty? Today, brother Greg is on the last leg of a well deserved vacation.  It occurred to me to simply reprise a “Sunday Sermon” as was done last week.  However, I am compelled to take the dais myself–I’d like to share a bit about my transformation from agnostic to atheist and, ultimately, a believer in the God of Abraham–a Christian. For starters, it may be instructive to provide some definitions.  These are operative definitions–They may differ somewhat with the accepted or popular understanding: Atheism For the purposes of this discussion, my understanding and experience with atheism is

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‘Pillowcase Rapist” released, placed in Antelope Valley

Jul 11th, 2014 | By
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Serial rapist Christopher Hubbart assaulted over 100 ‘Pillowcase Rapist’ Parole Blasted as ‘Dangerous and Reckless’ Barbara Schmitt | ABC News The “pillowcase rapist” who terrorized California women in the early 1990s is now a free man… Christopher Hubbart, now 63, earned the nickname because of the serial method he used when sexually assaulting women at night in their homes. Hubbart was released on parole Wednesday morning from a mental hospital to a court-ordered suburban Los Angeles house in the Antelope Valley, according to KABC in Los Angeles. Hubbart has admitted to over 100 rapes and attempted

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Fresh: Privateer serving larvae to rent-a-cons

Jul 10th, 2014 | By
Corrections Culinary Privateer Aramark has been serving calcium-rich, maggot-tainted food in several states.   Oy! Another incentive to order Kosher!
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‘What did you expect? It’s Maggot Stroganoff!’ Maggots Keep Appearing in Food Prepared by Private Prison Food Vendor A horror story of privatization. Tana Ganeva | AlterNet Aramark Correctional Services, a private food vendor contracted to feed prisoners in states across the country, may have exposed inmates to food laced with maggots, over and over again. The Ohio Columbus Dispatch reports that on June 30th food workers in Ohio’s Marysville prison found a serving tray infested with larvae after a maggot was spotted on a turkey roll… …the Dispatch obtained reports of two other instances

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Calling spade a spade: No standing, No harm, No foul

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
The Court dismissed claims by idiots wearing clown-face, known as Juggalos.  The clowns have no legal standing.  They are followers of the horrid rappers, Insane Clown Posse (pictured).
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Juggalo gang designation a setback for Clown’s Rights? Insane Clown Posse followers: Clowns without standing As noted in an earlier post, Clowns grouping on the yard (11/3/11), the FBI publication 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment — Emerging Trends, officially designated “Juggalos” a “hybrid gang.”  The report is excerpted below. In response, a group of Juggalos in Michigan filed a suit alleging violation of civil rights–Juggalos in 4 states were being “profiled,” stopped and asked about their Insane Clown Posse attire, clown-faces and tattoos.  The ACLU and the band’s front men supported the suit. Last week, the LA

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Gangster summits held to ‘run the jail more efficiently’

Jul 8th, 2014 | By
Jail Officers were not included in regular 'Townhall" meetings with the Black Guerrilla Family  conducted to '  quote'
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Stakeholder summits sack security Officer alleges jail leaders held town hall meetings with BGF Discussions aimed at resolving problems and improving management, officer told FBI Ian Duncan | The Baltimore Sun Management at the Baltimore jail held “town hall meetings” with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to get tips on how to better operate the institution… The allegation, contained in recently filed court documents, is the latest portrayal of the gang’s extensive influence at the jail before federal authorities stepped in last year. Since then, 14 corrections officers and 10 gang members have pleaded guilty.

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Brown: Realignment just needs time, $2 billion

Jul 7th, 2014 | By
Now that all but the most liberal of counties, counties that receive disproportionate funding under AB109
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Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison reforms haven’t lived up to his billing PAIGE ST. JOHN | Los Angeles Times Nearly 15 months after launching what he called the “boldest move in criminal justice in decades,” Gov. Jerry Brown declared victory over a prison crisis… Diverting thousands of criminals from state prisons into county jails and probation departments not only had eased crowding, he said, but also reduced costs, increased safety and improved rehabilitation. “The prison emergency is over in California,” Brown said in early 2013. The numbers tell a different story.



3 CO Stooges: Inmates consented to ‘official oppression’

Jul 4th, 2014 | By
3 York County PA CO's are accused of official oppression by coercing inmates into performing juvenile stunts.
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Why do you keep hitting yourself? Judge questions proposed York prison guard defense Attorneys contend inmates willingly participated in “nonsensical and juvenile acts.” Rick Lee | York Daily Record York County Judge Richard K. Renn advised three attorneys representing three suspended prison guards that he does not think their planned defense will hold up at trial. His remarks immediately were met with a uniform gulp and a collective silence from the attorneys. David Michael Whitcomb, 28, of Hellam Township, Mark Andrew Haynes, 27, of Jacobus, and Daniel H. Graff, 38, of York, are charged with

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CMF K-9 Team snags 1,000th cellphone

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By
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K-9 Duo’s record reflects aggressive CDCR interdiction Local prison K-9 sniffs out 1,000 cellphones Catherine Mijs | The Reporter (VACAVILLE) When it comes to having a nose for trouble, Drako is a cut above the rest. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation K-9 is not only capable of tracking down the typical contraband of tobacco and drugs that sneak their way inside prison walls, but he’s able to sniff out something even more dangerous: cellphones. During the Belgian Malinois’ four and a half-year career with the CDCR, working alongside his handler, Correctional Officer Brian

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Non-profit charter a blueprint for public black ops?

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By
If the local Police can be a private non-profit organization, are bribes tax-deductible?
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East Coast SWAT’s operating as private, non-profit organization According to a suit filed yesterday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, police and sheriff departments in Middlesex and Essex counties created a blanket non-profit organization in order to insulate the agencies from public inquiry. The North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC), consisting of 58 police and sheriff’s departments in 2 counties,  “receives government grants and taxpayers’ dollars to purchase high-tech equipment, and oversees several operational units. One of these units, the SWAT team, uses armored vehicles, automatic weapons, and combat gear to carry out military-style operations, such

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Out of Service

Jul 1st, 2014 | By
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Back tomorrow! I am taking the day off to catch my breath after 35 years of marriage. Today is also the 58th Anniversary of my parents, Gerald and Theresa Doyle of Perris.  



Reincentivizing juvenile assassins

Jun 30th, 2014 | By
Paroling juvenile cop killers will invariably lead to more juvenile cop killers.
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Cop killing teen’s likely parole: Gang-hit reset button 1978 San Diego cop-killing case an early test of state’s new parole law TONY PERRY | Los Angeles Times …The San Diego Police Department was shaken by the slaying of officer Archie Buggs that damp night in late 1978. In its aftermath, officers demanded better equipment and an end to the policy of having one-officer cars even in high-crime areas. The civic leadership had yet to fully accept that San Diego had a growing menace of street gangs and drug violence. But denial was no longer possible

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Decriminalizing crime, promoting felon suffrage

Jun 27th, 2014 | By
It's only a matter of time before CPO's become poll workers.
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California: Going soft on crime, empowering criminals Another Step to 8 Million More Voters Charles Payne | Townhall.com …state officials in California will review a petition to gain a vote in November that would reduce prison sentences for non-violent felonies. Backers claim that there are more than 800,000 signatures already, which exceeds the 504,000 signatures needed. If passed, the law would reduce the long sentences for minor drug possessions, shoplifting, check forgeries, and other such non-violent felonies to misdemeanors. This is a curious turn of events for several reasons: California became a tough-on-crime state, mostly

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Trading Places: Brown OK’s jail swapping

Jun 26th, 2014 | By
Under AB 1512, excess county jail inmates could be sent to a sorting facility for shipment to an available jail bed.
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Governor Signs Stone Bill to Alleviate Jail Overcrowding SACRAMENTO— Governor Brown has signed AB 1512 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), a bill that will help ease overcrowded conditions in county jails. Specifically, the measure extends existing law to allow counties to transfer sentenced inmates to another county with adequate jail space until July 1, 2018. The measure received bipartisan unanimous support in the Legislature. “It’s important that counties have the tools to manage jail overcrowding caused by statewide prison realignment so they can better serve inmate populations and their families,” said Stone. “I am

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Murderer walks away from outside work-crew?

Jun 25th, 2014 | By
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Trusty invades staff home, takes hostage, shotgun Update: Timothy Buffington is still at large Philip Buck and THV 11 Staff | KTVH PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTVH) – According to Shea Wilson with the Department of Corrections, on Tuesday evening around 10:15, a man said that he saw escaped murderer Timothy Buffington in a field in Grant County. As of 1:30 a.m. search dogs did not pick up any scent near the county line. Search dogs and National Guard helicopters have not picked up any possible traces just yet, but law enforcement said they will continue

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11 days and a wake-up: Idaho’s WALLmart heave-ho

Jun 24th, 2014 | By
CCA is returning the Idaho State Prison to its owner...good as new.
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…and a few coats of paint, maybe? AP: State takeover of private prison on track By KIMBERLEE KRUESI | (AP) Washington Post BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Eleven full days and a morning. That’s how long newly appointed warden Randy Blades said he has before Idaho takes over a private prison in Boise. Starting July 1, the state will begin running 2,080-bed Idaho Correction Center following the expiration of the $29 million-a-year contract with the Corrections Corporations of America (CCA).



Inmate’s extortion of deputy a textbook specimen

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By
In a classic staff-compromisation, a Crip controlled a jail deputy after seeing him drinking vodka on-duty.
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COerced: Compromised CO muled dope, ceded Blood’s control Prisoner says he worked with Denver jail guard to sell pot and porn Kirk Mitchell | The Denver Post In an extraordinary hearing before a federal judge Friday, a prisoner described how he worked with a Denver jail deputy to sell pornography and marijuana behind bars and mete out beatings to inmates who crossed him. Amos Page, a self-described leader for the Bloods street gang, told how he coerced a deputy he caught drinking vodka into doing his bidding. Page claimed sheriff’s Deputy Gaynel Rumer became so subservient to

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FL Inmates shoot themselves with smuggled gun

Jun 20th, 2014 | By
It works in the movies, but using a gun on yourself  never ends well...even in prison.
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Scheme to sue DOC, commute sentences, misses mark Two inmates serving lengthy terms in Florida’s Columbia Correctional Institution (Lake City) have been charged along with 5 others in a bizarre, complicated scheme. Inmates Kirk Cartwright, 33, and Deshandre Billups, 26, conspired with a 3rd inmate and 4 members of his family to smuggle a .25 caliber handgun into the facility as part of an attempted fraud. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) reports two inmates were shot with a .25 caliber Beretta semi-automatic pistol, telling investigators they were shot while praying in their cell.

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AZ DOC staff rape mirrors WA’s Jayme Biendl incident

Jun 19th, 2014 | By
Arizona DOC is taking steps to address the issue of staff rape.
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DOC: Rape “a risk that comes with the job” The Associated Press reports a teacher at the Arizona State Prison Complex- Eyman was raped in a classroom where she oversaw sex-offenders without custody coverage. Readers will recall Washington Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl was raped and murdered in 2011 on a post where she also supervised violent inmates solo. Which is to say, horrible as this avoidable incident was, it could have been much worse. Curiously, it has been nearly 6 months since the incident happened. It turns out, the DOC issued a cursory press release

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LA sues Crips over nuisance properties

Jun 18th, 2014 | By
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CITY ATTORNEY FEUER FILES LAWSUITS AGAINST ALLEGED GANG-CONTROLLED PROPERTIES Los Angeles—City Attorney Mike Feuer has filed lawsuits against the owners of three South Los Angeles homes allegedly controlled by the Five Deuce Broadway Gangster Crips and used for gang activity including narcotics sales. Feuer’s suits follow yesterday’s successful effort led by FBI agents and LAPD

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Undisclosed drugs used in executions? Who cares!?

Jun 18th, 2014 | By
The Appeals Court wasn't impressed by the argument the state cannot be secretive about the 'cocktail' injected to execute killers.
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2-fer Tuesday: Appeals over execution method ‘secrecy’ rebuffed Georgia, Missouri execute convicted killers; first since botched lethal injection Matt Pearce, Ryan Parker | Los Angeles Times Convicted killers in Georgia and Missouri were executed late Tuesday about an hour apart, marking the first executions in the U.S. since the botched lethal injection of an Oklahoma prisoner in April. Shortly before midnight in Georgia, Marcus Wellons, 59, was executed by lethal injection after a last-minute appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied. Wellons was sentenced to death for the 1989 rape and murder of 15-year-old India Roberts…An

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Off topic Tuesday: OOPS oophorectomy!

Jun 17th, 2014 | By
Surgeons in New Zealand were in the process of removing a patients ovaries when they detected a full term baby boy. He was healthy, despite public health care.
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9 lb Kiwi surprises surgeons, non-expectant mother A New Zealand woman who was receiving an oophorectomy, ovary removal, was surprised when the surgeons noticed a large tissue mass in her abdomen. To the chagrin of the practitioners of NZ’s “comprehensive healthcare system,” the growth turned out to be a 9 pound boy–He was subsequently delivered by C-section. (SF Chronicle: Doctors set to remove woman’s ovaries find surprise) Bear in mind, New Zealand was the first western nation to offer “single payer” or, if you prefer, socialized medicine.  The entitlement was legislated in 1938.   And, the

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Paco hits the Jackpot!

Jun 16th, 2014 | By
Thanks to some very nice folks in Nigeria, and Michael J. Fisher,
Chief of the Border Patrol, Paco hit the JACKPOT!
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I AM RICH! I am happy, yet humbled, to announce I am about to receive a HUGE sum of cash. I just received written confirmation, via email. Please do not hit me up for money. The details follow. Thanks, -Jeff U.S. Customs And Border Protection Office of Border Patrol Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C. From

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White-clad ‘Flo’ a pinko?

Jun 16th, 2014 | By
Progressive Auto Insurance's banner color is white, but the firm is owned by a Pinko who promotes Leftist causes.  No thanks, Flo.
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Progressive Auto Insurance really is ‘progressive’ Go with Flo, Support the Left Some six years ago, dowdy,  fictional insurance clerk “Flo” debuted as the spokesperson for Progressive Auto Insurance. Up until that time, I had never heard of the company–I found it odd a company would choose a euphemism for liberal and Leftist as its name. Yet, I figured, surely no firm would choose such a polarizing term if it was intended politically.  And, even if it did, we can’t cede the word progressive to the left–A business which deems itself progressive in the non-political sense

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