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There is some thing wrong with the system here! Murderers, child molesters, rapists, people who have embezzled millions and destroyed countless lives have received less than this man.

 

 

 

Man jailed for 22 years for stealing a television remote | Eric Bramwell must serve at least half of the sentence before he is eligible for parole

 

http://upvoat.com/story/man-jailed-for-22-years-for-stealing-a-television-remote-eric-bramwell-must-serve-at-least-half-of-the-sentence-before-he-is-eligible-for-parole/

 

 

 

 

sandrewn

(the prosecutor should be a shamed of himself)

 

or that 3 strikes law, that saw a man who stole a candy bar, sent away for life.

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Politicians, Prosecutors, and Judges all love to act tough on crime to get reelected. Grand gestures like Three Strikes sound good, but are painted too broadly with mandatory sentences that fill prisons, but do not solve the real problem: rehabilitation. Petty criminals are not steered towards better behavior.

 

And white collar criminals get slaps on the wrist for much more damaging crimes. Corporations are made up of people and it’s meaningless to declare that the corporation committed a crime, but then never punish the people, including the CEO, who made the criminal decisions. Wells Fargo made a big deal of firing low-level and mid-management positions, but the CEO never admitted to personal guilt. If the CEO was unaware of the widespread criminal behavior of his staff, he is too incompetent to be CEO and should be fired – minus the Golden Parachute!

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Politicians, Prosecutors, and Judges all love to act tough on crime to get reelected. Grand gestures like Three Strikes sound good, but are painted too broadly with mandatory sentences that fill prisons, but do not solve the real problem: rehabilitation. Petty criminals are not steered towards better behavior.

 

And white collar criminals get slaps on the wrist for much more damaging crimes. Corporations are made up of people and it’s meaningless to declare that the corporation committed a crime, but then never punish the people, including the CEO, who made the criminal decisions.

And does it work? Do judges and prosecutiors get re-elected? If that's the case, then the voters should be blamed.

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Yes they do. Voters as a group, don’t always think things through. Catchy slogans like Three Strikes cause problems that only get addressed long after the fact. Simple black and white solutions are easier to market with soundbites than reasoned, rational discussions. The real world is messy and some people want to reduce things to stereotypes and simple solutions to complex issues.

 

The world is shaking its collective heads at what happened in November…

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When next you look in your cupboard to see what canned goods you have in stock(well I do), try to image what someone else or from another country might be seeing in theirs.

 

If I had one comment to make about this, no.4 would sum it up, nicely.

 

 

 

 

 

sandrewn

(believe it or not)

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When we hear of bagpipes, Scotland immediately comes to mind. Page Scrawler made an excellent comment, that they exist all over the world in different forms by other countries. Read the Wikipedia page below to get some history and pictures of some of them.

 

 

 

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Maltese Zaqq

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagpipes

 

 

 

 

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Following my status entry on longest word in English(should of said in the dictionary), I found this interesting page. The world's longest place name. The actual meaning of the names is even more interesting and entertaining. So the next time you wonder what's in a name, try and find out. It could be a fascinating story.

 

 

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In Wales(3rd place)

 

 

http://www.fun-with-words.com/longest_place_names.html

 

 

 

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In New Zealand (2nd place)

 

sandrewn

(now you know)

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With reference to the Longest Word. The page below will answer what questions to consider when choosing a word. What criteria was considered for the selection. Also what the longest word is in a multitude of languages.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_words

 

 

sandrewn

(so now I know what an agglutinative language is)

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I'm not sure of how I went from jousting in my status, to a blurb on "Trigger(horse)" here. Wait, yes I do, it was Kitts' fault, talking about her talented horse(well, that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it).

 

 

 

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I remember them like it was yesterday

 

 

 

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Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trigger_(horse)#Death_and_legacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sandrewn

(those were the days)

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Hi Yo Silver!

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Yep, my fault!

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15 Amazing Beer Facts To Celebrate

 

St. Patrick's Day

 

 

 

 

 

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Did you know? - In Afghanistan children need to work to support their family, but only boys are allowed to work outside of the home, because the place of girls is at home doing the housework. When the family consists of daughters, the parents are obliged to dress the girls as boys, cut their hair short and give them boys clothes. This allows them to send the girls out to work.

 

 

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On 3/20/2017 at 6:06 PM, sandrewn said:

Humans are born with nearly 300 bones, but most adults have around 206

Where do those extra bones go?

 

Humans are born with nearly 300 bones, but most adults have around 206; Where do those extra bones go?

 

sandrewn

 

Many of them are/were in the skull. Infants skulls are not one bone when born, to allow the child to be born. As the newborn grows the bones meet and grow together. Not the full difference, but about 10ish.

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6 hours ago, William King said:

Did you know? - In Afghanistan children need to work to support their family, but only boys are allowed to work outside of the home, because the place of girls is at home doing the housework. When the family consists of daughters, the parents are obliged to dress the girls as boys, cut their hair short and give them boys clothes. This allows them to send the girls out to work.

 

 

There is a really good movie called Osama where the father dies, the mother is forbidden from working, and the daughter is forced to do exactly what you describe. It won several awards at Cannes, a Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe award, and a BFI award. I highly recommend it.

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