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I applaud Ms. Hudak's decision to resign. It is quite apparent that she needs to spend more time at home with her umpteen cats.
Three days before Veterans Day, and Ambassador Powers spits in the faces of VietNam War veterans. No surprise there at all. Forty-eight years ago, on November 8th 1965, the 173rd Airborne Brigade on "Operation Hump", war zone "D" in Vietnam, were ambushed by over 1200 VC. Forty-eight American soldiers lost their lives that day. Severely wounded and risking his own life, Lawrence Joel, a medic, was the first living black man since the Spanish-American War to receive the United States Congressional Medal of Honor for saving so many lives in the midst of battle that day. Samantha Powers hasn't the faintest clue about the gallantry and sacrifice of those betrayed by Hanoi Jane Fonda. I assume the star-struck Powers doe admire Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and Che Guevera, as Leftists always have a spot in their hearts for psychopathic mass murderers.
"I’m just an empty, soulless vessel," said Anthony Weiner, which is so completely over-the-top redundant, as we've known all along that he is a Democrat.
This gives me a really great idea on how to save money from the Greenville schools budget. We just have the students draw pictures of money, and we could then use those pictures to pay the teachers and school administrators. Since they are unable to differentiate between a picture of something and the real thing, they will gladly accept the students' artistic renderings of money in lieu of actual money. Since personnel costs are the largest part of most school budgets, this could save a great deal of actual money for the taxpayers. It also may be more reflective of the apparent true value of some school administrators. And the teachers won't need much real money, as all they have to do is draw pictures of food to put on their tables.
Pretty bald assumption on your part about their earning their drug money. A large proportion of them steal to support their habits, either from their employers, their families, or strangers. A lot of them steal from the taxpayer by taking welfare and food stamps and housing on the taxpayers' dime in order to afford the drugs. There is a multi-billion dollar industry in food-stamp fraud where crooked stores give 50-cents on the dollar in cash for bogus food stamp purchases, and the cash goes to the drug dealer on the corner. And again, criminals don't go to prison for simple drug possession anymore, they have to earn their bed space with a substantial amount of crime before they accumulate sufficient frequent-flyer points for a prison bed. Simple drug users and penny-ante dealers are not taking up space in prison without those "other crimes."
I didn't intend to be harsh, however a cost/benefit analysis requires doing the math.
You are completely ignorant regarding the criminal justice system. There are no criminals in prison for possessing a little weed or popping a couple of pills. They have sentencing matrixes now that pretty much prevents anybody from being imprisoned until they have racked up a substantial criminal history of person crimes and property crimes in addition to drug crimes. Most small time hard-drug dealers get probation on top of probation, with double-secret probation, and maybe only do 30 days after their umpteenth conviction, and that also requires additional person and property crimes on their sheet. You have an urban myth misunderstanding of crime and sentencing. And I was talking about criminals choosing to be criminals, not you smoking dope in your momma's basement.
Yeah, 'cause if we make drugs legal all these guys are going to go out an get a 9 to 5er at the bank, or maybe open their own frozen yogurt stand. Or that degree in physics that they neglected because of their drug habit, yeah they'll be heading back to the university for that. A lot of criminals are criminals because they enjoy being criminals and get a kick out of victimizing and preying upon the sheep. Even if we delivered drugs to their house like Dominos delivers pizza, they would still be out there, predators looking for prey. That is what they do, that is who they are, that is how a lot of them entertain themselves. It will always be the prirate's life for them. Yo!
At the 10-cents on the dollar that a fence pays for stolen property, a junky with a one-hundred-dollar-a-day habit has to steal $1000 in order to get enough money to feed his monkey ($365K per year). It costs about $4K to process the arrest each time that junky gets arrested, which may be multiple times per year, conservatively speaking say probably at least 5 times for these chronic offenders . So that junky costs around $385K running around outside, or $167K per year inside. Do the math.
At the 10-cents on the dollar that a fence pays for stolen property, a junky with a one-hundred-dollar-a-day habit has to steal $1000 in order to get enough money to feed his monkey ($365K per year). It costs about $4K to process the arrest each time that junky gets arrested, which may be multiple times per year, conservatively speaking say probably at least 5 times for these chronic offenders . So that junky costs around $385K running around outside, or $167K per year inside. Do the math. And that doesn't even factor in the pain and suffering inflicted on families, neighborhoods, and communities by these predators. What's it worth to keep murderers, rapists, arsonists and pedophiles locked up and away from your family?
I am unable to find words that adequately convey my admiration for Hillary Clinton. Perseverance and courage don't even come close. To think that Hillary is willing to stand up for America, even though she may still be suffering a touch of PTSD from her terrifying dash across that airstrip in Bosnia under such intense sniper fire. And who but Hillary could continue on in the face of the adversity she encountered as Secretary of State. Just imagine how difficult it must be for her to get up every morning, knowing that all of those endless hard miles she traveled and all the countries she visited, all with no discernible results whatsoever, were all for naught. Yet in the face of that overwhelming failure, she displays an admirable resilience and does indeed get up every morning. It is just truly epic!. I, for one, will always be comforted by her courageous and stirring words, "What difference does it make?" It ranks right up there with FDR's "Day of infamy" speech, and Churchill's " We shall never surrender" speech. Hillary's "What difference does it make?" speech might be even more memorable than Churchill's and FDR's, as it perfectly and completely defines her tenure as Secretary of State. In fact, those words, "What difference does it make?" has become widely recognized as the "Hillary Clinton Doctrine," which concisely states both her and President Obama's foreign policy and national security policy in one succinct sentence. Hillary is truly a legend.
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