So I’m sitting here minding my own business this Sunday afternoon when suddenly I hear….Lennon? Yes. It was definitely Lennon. I looked up to see a team of polar bears, one wearing sunglasses, singing “Give Peace A Chance” on YouTube! It was incredible. They were in tune and everything!
The current Governor has really close ties to private prison companies. What better way to up profits than by putting more people in detention. As usual – follow the money and you will find the stink. Race bait voters so you can get money from filling up private jails that are paid with your tax dollars!
Tucson Hearing Puts Spotlight on Private Prisons in Arizona
From Mike Wilson of the Tohono O’odham Nation to Joe Glen of the Maricopa & Pima Juvenile Corrections Associations, the theme was the same: Companies such as Corrections Corporation of America, Management Training Corporation, and the GEO group consistently focus on profit over safety and rehabilitation of those who are incarcerated in their facilities.
Coming directly on the heels of the Tucson Hearing was a scathing report from National Public Radio exposing the influence that private prison corporations had in the development of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB1070. Corrections Corporation of America, which holds contracts with the federal government to incarcerate immigrants, was a key player in creating a law that would increase the number of immigrants in detention, thus representing the potential for tremendous corporate profits. The report describes how a shadowy organization called ALEC provided opportunities for corporations to meet with state legislators to draft model legislation, which those legislators later took back to their states.Read more at bsnorrell.blogspot.com
Whenever the door of my heart begins to open
Something closes it with fear.
Whenever I try to fly free and high
Something covers my wings before I can try.
Whenever it is time to speak up
Something seizes my words.
Whenever the past is about to be forgotten
Something reminds me of it over and over.
Whenever I can take a step forward
Something pulls me in reverse.
Whenever I can try a new endeavor
Something draws me back to the old.
Whenever I have a new idea
Something destroys it to the marrow.
Whenever my accomplishments blossom
Something keeps them captured.
Whenever more can be written
Something prevents me to continue.
Whenever I say enough is enough
Something says it will never be enough.
When will I find out what this
Revelations that Joe Miller altered files on colleagues’ computers put safe Republican seat in jeopardy
Miller, in personnel files released late on Tuesday, admitted lying about the computer scandal.
In a memo at the time to his then boss, another lawyer, Rene Broker, Miller said: “I lied about accessing all of the computers. I then admitted about accessing the computers, but lied about what I was doing. Finally, I admitted what I did.”Read more at www.guardian.co.uk
No one knows how it feels to be so sad
No one knows how it hurts to live so alone
To walk on a dark path
No one sees when your heart is broken
No one cares if you have pain
When your dreams are taken
No one takes your hand when you are fallen
No one knows how you are
exhausted of living
or listens if you cry, “the world is selfish!”
No one loves a mad girl
No one wants a sad girl
No one cares if the cruelty doesn’t finish
It was a strange time – one that some today would like to start again. Fear of others, is a great way to keep people’s eyes off the fact that you are shipping their jobs overseas, or moving to make this or that group second-class citizens. Keep your eyes and ears open.
British Pathé archive: Ronald Reagan testifies at the House Un-American Activities Committee
Hollywood stars – including future president Ronald Reagan – give testimony before the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. It was chaired by J Parnell Thomas, who would later be convicted for fraud
Ugandan hit list further confirms an age of rampant homophobia
If one needs more evidence beyond teen suicides and the uphill DADT battle to realize that the state of rampant, unchecked homophobia is at an all-time high, check out this recent issue of the Ugandan Rolling Stone Newspaper: