We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Help Thy Neighbor and and go straight to prison". It's a great story but it is all untrue. This kindly man who was helping his nieghbor was also committing robberies and even brought his young son to the crimes. Something the author conveniently left out of the story. What really happened is this man reverted to his old habits of crimes and was caught.
There is also the issue that the story keeps saying that he "innocently" possessed the shotgun shells. As a convicted felon he should have known what he was allowed to do and not allowed to do. Ignorance of the law in this case is no excuse in this case. Clearly he has been in trouble with the law and should be more aware of it than your average citizen.
Further, he is a "stay-at-home" dad because he is on disability. His disability is back problems and rheumatoid arthritis? Maybe; but I know several people with such "health problems" and they work. It sounds to me like someone has learned how to game the system. He gets no sympathy from me.
This is not exclusive to Ireland - bishops here in the US are also enforcing restrictions. Obviously in the Extraordinary Form the Requiem Mass is highly structured; we run into trouble in the current structure of the Mass. I agree with the restrictions. It's why there's an informal gathering of friends and family of the deceased immediately after the Mass. Besides, by then most folks are ready for a nosh and a stiff drink!
"Help a neighbor, go to Prison" is one reason I seldom read the Times. Can it publish news without propaganda?
Here's the quote from the article:
This case captures what is wrong with our “justice” system: We have invested in mass incarceration in ways that are crushingly expensive, break up families and are often simply cruel. With less than 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States has almost one-quarter of the world’s prisoners.
Free all prisoners, especially rapists--should be cheaper.
Criminals should be separated from their families. That's why it's called prison and not a family picnic.
As to the last statistc: the questions should be: why are so many people law breakers in the USA as compared to, say, Zimbabwe? And why are other nations justice systems so corrupt that criminals rage I disturbed?
Seems to me the real schematic is a cobweb with Barry and the IRS at the center waiting to eat us.
It seems to me so...unlike...the NYT, saying nice things about a white apprarently-middle-class guy.
I just bought a new Polar Ice cap from Amazon--looks great on me!
All the arguments against catastrophic health insurance are to funnel us into a one-size-fits-all maw in which our bones are ground into dust.
Da Press: One of the things I like about TMC is the old movies about newspapers, or reporters helping solve crimes. These were working-class folks. Sure, it's a movie, and fake, but there was fact under the fiction. These were not college grads, for the most part.
i went on holiday seasons for 8 times in December very last calendar year, i had been at a very good weight loss. i stopped for the about a thirty day period. then picked it up peice by peice now i smoke only joints at night (about 3 an evening) i use to smoke bongs not joints.