An origina story for you to read here..

Friday, April 11, 2014

You Know What Doesn't Work So Well? Private Prisons

 


04/10/2014

The myth put forth by private prison corporations like Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group that private prisons are cheaper than public prisons is shattered by a new report from In the Public Interest, thus undercutting the primary rationale for prison privatization efforts across the country. When pushing for contracts with the many states that use private prisons, these corporations claim they are the better option because they can run prisons more cheaply than the government can. But this report not only dispels that idea, it highlights some of the less-than-savory activities the corporations engage in because of the perverse incentives created by these contracts.
The report details several methods through which private prison companies mislead governments and the public about their supposed cost savings, particularly hiding costs of private prisons, inflating public prison costs, benefiting from mandated occupancy minimums and delaying cost increases until after contracts are signed.
Numerous studies have shown that private prisons are more expensive than their publicly run counterparts. The report details a series of meta-analyses of individual studies conducted on the comparative costs between public and private prisons, and all of them found that cost savings, at best, were minimal for private prisons—in many cases, private prisons were more expensive. One of the few studies that showed private prisons to be more cost-effective was funded by the prison companies and is currently the subject of an ethics inquiry at Temple University. A close examination of many of the states that have invested heavily in prison privatization has shown the failure of the "private prisons are cheaper" idea:
  • Arizona: The state found private prisons can cost up to $1,600 per prisoner per year, despite private prisons often only housing the healthiest prisoners.
  • Florida: Three separate multiyear studies found the majority of the private prisons in the state failed to meet the legally mandated 7% cost savings, while half of the private prisons failed to save any money at all.
  • Georgia: In 2011, private prisons cost the state $45.81 per prisoner per day, compared with $44.51 per prisoner per day in publicly run prisons.
  • Hawaii: The state found the projected savings of using private prison contractors were based on bed capacity rather than the actual number of people incarcerated and that indirect administration costs were not included.
  • New Mexico: Over a five-year period, the state saw its annual spending on private prisons increase by 57% while the prisoner population only increased 21%. A significant portion of the increase was because of automatic price increases included in contracts with the private prison corporations.
  • Ohio: The state expected the private operation of the Lake Erie Correctional Institution would save the state $2.4 million a year, but it has turned out to instead cost the state $380,000 to $700,000 a year.
As the report notes:
To maximize returns for their investors, for-profit prison companies have perverse incentives to cut costs in vital areas such as security personnel, medical care and programming, threatening the health and safety of prisoners and staff.
There are several different reasons that savings fail to materialize. CCA and other companies explicitly seek to increase their profits by changing the details of previously signed contracts. They do this by raising the per diem rates the state pays for each prisoner or by requiring occupancy rates of 90% or higher or the state pays for the empty cells in order to reach the required level. Private prison companies cherry pick their inmates and refuse to house more expensive prisoners. Many contracts exclude those higher-cost prisoners, such as those in maximum security, on death row, female prisoners or prisoners that have serious medical or mental health conditions. Companies also make their costs look lower by inflating the cost of public incarceration when making their sales pitch. They can do this by leaving out overhead costs in their prisons, not including costs the state has to pay in either public or private scenarios in the private prison cost but keeping them in the public prison cost calculation, and leaving out the additional costs of overseeing and monitoring private prisons that the state must engage in if it properly oversees its contractors.
At its national convention last year, the AFL-CIO came out in opposition to the privatization of prisons and the profit motive being used to increase incarceration.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

One Thing Big Pharma, Big Medicine, Big Tobacco and Thier Government Buddies Hate!


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So. You smoke tobacco... I did for 38 years. Now my lungs are pretty much shot and my chances of ageing gracefully are gone. My choice, my consequence.
They say hindsight is 20/20 but I sure wish I had never made the choice to start.

If you smoke...  QUIT NOW!.

Easier said than done.. I know. Having tried everything under the sun with limited success, I understand the difficulty in kicking this useless habit.

Truth is.. a lot of Big Businesses profit enormously from peoples use of tobacco products.

They don't want you to quit. They PRETEND to want you to quit. They have all kind of "quit smoking" aids they will gladly sell you. They know their snake oil "quit" products are mostly worthless but it puts a few more fiat dollars in their bank accounts.

- Big Medicine profits from your illness, i.e. cancer, emphysema.
- Big Pharma profits from an endless list of drugs to keep you breathing till your cash runs out.
- Big Tobacco profits from... well, all the various tobacco products they sell the addicted folks.
- Their Government Buddies profit from passing laws to keep the above groups making obscene profits. Don't forget the taxes generated too.

That brings me to the thing all these groups mentioned above hate.

Personal vaporizers for nicotine replacement or the:

P.ersonal
E.lectronic
N.icotine
I.halation
S.ystems

Seriously though.. these devices have caused more people to drop tobacco than anything I have ever seen. It actually amazes me! So simple and so effective.

Now these are NOT e-cigarettes!

See the difference:

This is an e-cigarette - WORTHLESS!




Personal Vaporizer

More types of personal vaporizers

 Personal vaporizers use a tank that holds a liquid containing pharmaceutical grade nicotine and a FDA approved flavoring. The carrier liquids for the nicotine and the flavoring all have a VERY good safety profile when ingested into human bodies. If you want to know more, go here..

Now, inhaling anything except pure air is probably not a good idea but... the vaporized liquids used for "vaping" are a LOT less toxic than the over 4000 chemicals in your average tobacco smoke!
The big thing to me is, there are no combustion products, no carbon monoxide, no smoke particles, and no tar.

Remember, this is something to use if you are a tobacco smoker and want to quit. It is a "healthier" alternative. It is NOT something to start up just to be cool!

I make no claims as to the safety or consequences of using Personal Vaporizers. I present this information for those seeking a viable method to break the bonds of tobacco slavery.

And... possibly piss off some Big Business and Big Government somewhere as a bonus...


Peace,
Avops

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Must Read If You Care About EMF


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I came across this today.

It  is one of the most comprehensive essays on Electromagnetic Frequency Radiation I have read to date. If you like this kind of information then take a click Here for the article, and visit:


Have great day my friends.

Peace,
Avops


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Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Few Thoughts On A Few Things



Due to popular demand.... OK, not really demand, just a request from Dublinmick to post something since it has been a while...

Here is what’s on my mind today.

ON LIFE.... The Grim Reaper decided it was time to pay me visit just to let me know about our mandatory future get together. The SOB made me take an ambulance ride and spend 6 days the hospital.
It wasn't THE time yet, but ol' GR likes to make sure that I know he will make the collection at the appointed time.
It's kind of weird... but no matter how many times he visits, I always get this panic and fear thing going. I know, we all got to die and you would think as we get older and lose more of our loved ones, the fear would diminish a little... but.. it don't!
So much for that! Odds are good I'll be around for a while yet (grin).

ON TODAY.... Well, it was a really nice, sunny, blue-skyed day here today. Everything is still recovering from a really wicked winter and looks like shit.. but, some heat, some sun, and some time, and the great outdoors will look at lot more appealing again.
I was actually pretty amazed not to see any "chem-trailing" today! Usually, on the nice sunny blue sky days the bastards get out there and cover the blue with whatever it is that they are spraying.

ON THE USA.... I really don't know what to think any more... is it all propaganda, is it really falling apart, is it just our collective imagination? (Seriously, I know it's pretty fucked up, everyone is just in denial)
I have no answers as to fixing this mess we are in. I'm more than convinced that it is all playing out as per the Divine scheme set in motion at the beginning of creation.
I see all morality being consumed by a lust to please ones most base desires... no thoughts about the consequences of our actions!
I guess what I see... is that Love has taken leave of this world....
Politically speaking... I really don't have any political feelings any more. I am convinced that other than the Love or Kindness I can show one of my fellow humans, not much of what I say, feel, or do will amount to a fart in a wind storm!

ON GOD, THE SPIRIT, AND THE TRUTH..... As I age (damn, I hate ageing), I find myself thoroughly convinced that the purpose of this life is to get to know the Divine and to diligently seek his will in the brief flash of existence we are allowed to enjoy!
I really don't have the desire to convert anyone to my way of thinking..... no one could convince me until I found it through my own searching. So please refrain from the "there is no God" bullshit... I'll just ignore you anyway.
All I know, is that when the breath leaves this body... I'll still be here. Just different is all.
I DO want to be on the right side of the Divine though... so I will keep on searching, and, yes, praying that my faith is strong and my heart is true....


............ OK then, that is about all I got for now. You all be be good. And be kind to each other!!

Peace,
Avops

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Moving Forward into 2014 New Year - New Challenges

 By Nathan Leal - January 14, 2014
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Well it is a new year - 2014!

How many of you thought that we would make it this far? I confess, I always wondered if I would; and now here we are, approaching the middle of the lost decade.

For those who are paying attention, the past few years have not been boring. Thus far, the journey has been interesting.

For some of the players of Land-USA, there has been a visitation of drama.

Uncle FED

Uncle Fed became weary of the bill collectors so he packed his bags, ditched his family and skipped town.






 He tried to go into hiding because he owes a lot of money to this guy.





Read the rest here.......







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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Blessed Christmas Wish to All!

Remember what's important and do good to your fellow man!


Peace,
Avops

Monday, October 28, 2013

Killing ObamaCare

 From: American Thinker

 October 28, 2013

Killing ObamaCare

By Jay Clarke
The ObamaCare disaster is in its early stages and already, Americans of every political stripe are in shock as millions of insurance plans are canceled, premiums skyrocket, hours are cut, jobs are lost, businesses are decimated, and our choices evaporate. Even the left-wing media are beginning to realize that Obama's signature domestic achievement is a catastrophe. The complete flop of the http://www.healthcare.gov/website launch has deeply embarrassed Barack Obama and the Democrat Party that created the ObamaCare monster in the dead of night. Using shady parliamentary maneuvers and against the will of the American people, they imposed and inflicted upon the entire nation a bill they hadn't read and didn't understand. And now their chickens are coming home to roost as government (and their own) incompetence is put on full display. But it is possible that We the People can stop this thing before it's too late and before Barack Obama's socialist makeover of America becomes permanently entrenched. We should stop feeding this beast and allow it to die a slow, lingering.... (Read Full Article)

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/10/killing_obamacare_comments.html#disqus_thread#ixzz2j2ZH9Hp7
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Unaffordable Care Act stumbles on

 From Avops: Well, this is one of the best articles I have come across regarding the ACA!! I couldn't have put together a better outline than this, so I'm just gonna send you over to this site...

Here is a short preview...



The Unaffordable Care Act stumbles on








“It may already be too late to ‘fix’ Healthcare.gov. This thing had to work almost flawlessly on Day One, because it had to rope in the young suckers before they had a chance to think about what Obama was doing to them, and talk about it on social media. Weeks of embarrassing tech glitches are snark fodder for the online generation, which routinely enjoys online services far more complex, and with vastly higher traffic loads, than ObamaCare’s measly 19 million unique visitors in three weeks. But even worse is the danger that they’ll share stories about the sky-high premiums they’re expected to pay for coverage greatly inferior to what they used to enjoy at work or school.

Read the rest here....



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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

COPPER TOXICITY SYNDROME

 COPPER TOXICITY SYNDROME

by Lawrence Wilson, MD

© Revised, July 2011, The Center For Development
                 
Do you know anyone who suffers from headaches, fatigue, insomnia, depression, skin rashes, spaciness or detachment, learning disorders or premenstrual syndrome?  These can be symptoms of a copper imbalance.  It is an extremely common nutritional imbalance.  It is often overlooked, in part because it is not always simple to detect.

Copper is an essential trace mineral that is vitally important for both physical and mental health.  It has been studied for years, including at government laboratories.  However, its importance for health is still largely unappreciated.  The following article is an introduction to the large subject of copper imbalance.  The author is deeply indebted to Dr. Paul C. Eck, an avid copper researcher.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

U.S. leaves Afghanistan face to face with the Taliban

 From Veterans Today



“It is impossible to understand the logic of the American people: they kill so many people and throw away billions of dollars, in order to kill one terrorist, and then surrender Afghanistan into the hands of his followers!” …Nikloai Bobkin



U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a visit to Kabul recently, though this trip was not announced beforehand. Washington is hurrying to resolve the contradictions in relation to the agreement on security cooperation they made with Afghanistan.
This concerns the legal framework for the conservation of the American military presence, the conditions of their operations, as well as of the further support of local security forces.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Sometimes some things just have to be said…

From: http://www.tpuc.org/sometimes-somethings-just-have-to-be-said/

Sometimes something’s just have to be said…




Oh how the social divide increases at an alarming rate being evidenced daily in the rags that should not be read, but put to a better use by wiping your arse with them – for that is all they are truly worthwhile for. Then the daily aspirations spewed across countless televisions stations that in reality are all controlled by one group who also have control of all music and any other media tools their grubby little insidious hands have hold of. Messages of hope and aspiration ‘that you too’ can reach the heights of social grandeur and you too can frolic about with a smile like a daisy on acid in total disregard, in a £4000 Versace dress, whilst children starve in this country England and the rest of the political hospitals/prisons across the world. Oh but that’s ok because having a position of status means you are morally void of the burden that it is to realise how sick and degrading it is to wear such a dress in public, when so many have so little and the cost of that dress could quite possibly feed three families for nearly a year – it’s nothing but lewd!
Oh and by the way it must be noted; England; a country; a solitary and complete political psychiatric hospital/prison for the criminally insane where the staff are actually more insane than the inmates! Or more to the point do you, yes you, realise what I am actually saying, or is this allorgorisation (yes I know it’s meant be a Z but I like S’s, so just get over it, or you could just get a fucking life instead) being lost in non apparent translation that does not latch on to any past memory needed to understand such pontificating. Do stories of past events elude you when trying to understand what the fuck I am actually talking about… ‘Oh I don’t like it when he uses obscenities it’s so uncouth…’ Ok here’s a new obscenity for you and I will write it in capitals just so there is no mistaking what I am saying. Are you ready? Well here it is POVERTY! Oh and here’s another one FAMINE and just one more for now PEDOPHILIA! ‘But they are not swear words there just words’, but they are obscenities and it is even more obscene that not only do these atrocities still exist, but that they ever existed in the first place…. Oh no he’s writing shit again TPUC has really gone to the dogs!
‘Onwards and upwards’ as they say, as we have to continue to make successful progress do we not and keep reaching for the sky and looking to it with gratitude as we strive for positions handed down from that on high. Whether that is from some supposed invisible mush called god, or from a man who thinks he’s a god, sat at the top of his skyscraper or house of duplicity. The only difference being one’s an illusion and the other an illusion combined with delusion.
Statistic Delusion Syndrome; A mental illness brought about by an infliction called status; an infliction that the weak minded suffer from resulting in an apparent need of grandeur and the need to be seen to have some sort of power. This results in a god like syndrome where the patient believes that others should worship them because of their position, or by their estimated monetary worth, the car they drive and/or the house they live in or clothes they wear… Is there any more of an explanation needed, or will this suffice?  
‘Now wait one minute’ I here you say,’ wait right there and how dare you describe our wonderful country in such a way’ (let alone anything else I touched on) and I say to you how dare you deny my description in any way and what’s more how dare you sleep at night knowing that more and more of us are being forced into degradation because of all you aspire too and more and more kids suffer needlessly because of this. And that, as they say, is my point. Children suffer needlessly worldwide because of our selfishness and nothing more…. shame on you all! And may there be bucket loads of it you excuse for human beings. Or am I wrong and all you are is the exact of what a human being really is, a selfish self obsessed cunt…. and when I say all, I mean all, myself included. And we sit and wonder why our children end up being like us, as the truth is with us as leaders and guides they are basically fucked with a capital F and that does capital.
All I here is ‘what can we do?’ as the money power hungry automatons strive for even more wealth and power shown recently by Lizzy and Charles agreeing to divvy up the profits of gold dug out of the ground in Cornwall, instead of sharing it out amongst all that need it to survive. MP’s claiming they need even more money (even though they get £160.00 p/w shopping allowance on top of their wages already) another £10.000 in fact, when half the members of that insidious house of fucking liars are already millionaires! The list is endless of these morally void blood-sucking (poli-tic) parasites that prey on us all hidden behind law of their own invention to allow them to do what they do without restrictions – priceless!
‘So what can we do?’ And if you have to ask that question, then there will be no end to this until it implodes on itself, resets and starts all over again as the power base do again what they have always done and simply build a temple. Because the answer is so simple, it is pure and utter stupidity not to see it. For to gain power all you have to do is build a temple and then create stories regarding it purged in wonder at the monuments built and the positions derived from lies that are told as stories that stupid gullible human beings believe, so to reverse it…? Its funny, if you were to define humanity by the use of only one word, then that word would have to be stupid! Oh and my word for today is; Provocation…

 …And so the world stage is set and the fall guys in place as the power hungry strive for their final display of supposed power built from human stupidity. And as they fall, so down will come others, as bacon is sort to be saved by the illumination of past deeds. And thus, the hang mans noose tightens around the necks of those who have been fingered at the top of the pyramid. But because the pyramid and what it stands for must be saved in the eyes of those lost in delusional stupidity, they will encompass an archaic rite striving to gain twenty-one years of total legitimate castration within republication where the senate sits on high. And all will be happy as the pyramid still maintains the eye, even though this is an eye of a child who will be stricken to be lost in a hopeless cause they have no knowledge of as the teachers teach out any virility to do different. But acceptance will be hard sort to gain as many will realise how stupid they have been and they will be persuaded, with means so heinous, whilst the rest walk by undeterred and oblivious locked into a world of the new god of men in their hands. Moreover the deceived will fight to protect the order they have accepted as being the only way and agree with all their masters say just to keep their new god. All this will happen; as sure as the sun in the sky is worshiped. The time span has already started and the clock is ticking, as all must be done before the hypnotist is revealed, for when his mark is seen, all most heinous and obscene will be purged, regardless… x



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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Personal Preparation for Grid Ex II

 The Common Sense Show



Grid Ex II, November 13-14


The economy is coming down. It is not a matter of if, but when. We have a 17 trillion dollar deficit, a 222 trillion dollar unfunded liabilities for critical social welfare programs and a crushing 1 quadrillion derivatives debt. There is no reversing course economically. The only solution is debt repudiation, but the globalists are not going to let this happen without a fight. And before they allow the people to galvanize and even possibly join forces with a disenchanted military, they will perpetrate a false flag event(s) designed to put the country under control as the forces of martial law are rolled out.

It is impossible to predict what the false flag event will be. However, there are some good candidates, and none better than the Grid Ex II drill coming up next month.

Many have written to me asking what they should do to prepare for a potential false flag attack, such as the Grid Ex II “simulated” blackout drill scheduled to begin on November 13th.

There are no foolproof approaches to the coming disaster, but I am going to cover what I am going to do in preparation for possible negative outcomes from events such as the Grid Ex II “simulated” power grid take-down drill.  



Update: I just found this... you got to check this out!! A Tribute To Columbus Day.

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