A number with a dollar sign

Stephen Colbert, in his usual style, takes on the privatization of the prison industry, and manages to get in a few good digs (including mention of the Juvenile sentencing for kickbacks scheme in a private detention center).

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10 Responses to A number with a dollar sign

  1. kant says:

    Remember people, the drug laws are in place to protect the children.

  2. R.O.E. says:

    I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)


  3. DdC says:

    Remember people, the children are in place to protect the.drug laws.

    Why Legalizing Marijuana Protects Young People

    Can Marijuana Help Kids with Autism? Nov 3 2009
    This mom says giving her kid pot has made all the difference.

    Think of the message being sent to the kids?

    “…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana
    is its effect on the degenerate races.”

    – Harry J. Anslinger – America’s 1st Drug Czar

    How Marijuana Unavailability Leads to Use of Harder Drugs (1969)

    The following study shows how the interception of marijuana shipments into NYC in 1969, led thousands of people to use harder drugs.

    The Multiple Consequences of Public Policy By Lawrence A. Gooberman
    The Multiple Consequences of Operation Intercept

    The findings given in this chapter have been consolidated from the responses to each of the major areas of inquiry as set forth in the interview guide. Excerpts from taped interviews with drug users and drug sellers, as well as drug abuse rehabilitation workers and journalists who closely observed the events of the summer of 1969 in the New York City area, will be presented. The findings are divided into three sections. The first section will focus on the availability of marihuana during the Operation Intercept era. The second section will be concerned with the range of behavioral reactions to the marihuana shortage. The third section will explore attitudinal reactions to the situation and to the underlying public policy. continued…

    Medical Establishment Cares More About Profits Than People
    by yves engler June 24, 2003

    Last Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal and Financial Times ran front page articles about accussations against Medco, a subsidiary of Merck & Co. over false statements and claims to the government. This is in addition to investigations of Medco over violations of anti-trust, consumer-protection and pharmacy-licensing laws by at least 25 state attorney generals. Chief federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, Patrick Meehan said: these allegations suggest that, somewhere along the line, the focus became the profit instead of the patient. (FT, June 24, 2003) Somewhere along the line a capitalist corporation chose profit over the patient. Stop the presses. This is scandalous. A for-profit corporation, Medco, is accused of throwing ethics out the window to focus on increasing its return on investment. continued…

  4. DdC says:

    Conserving Compassion

    Patient denied liver transplant for medical marijuana U2b

    Marijuana Mercy: Pardon John Ray Wilson
    Medical marijuana user with multiple sclerosis
    faces up to 20 in prison for growing pot plants.

    Selling the Ganjawar

    City Gains Big From Pot Fines
    US CA: Heiss, David James Record Gazette 30 Oct 2009

    Feds to Continue Raids on Medical Pot in California Nov 3 2009
    The federal government will continue raids on medical marijuana operations in California despite guidelines issued by the Justice Department two weeks ago indicating the contrary. continued…

    The Senate Race and Marijuana Prohibition
    Odd, isn’t it, that all the U.S. Senate candidates, and the people who ask them questions trying to elicit their positions on issues people care about, seem to have forgotten that in the last election, a whopping 65 percent of the voters went for marijuana decriminalization? continued…

  5. claygooding says:

    The only way we are going to get marijuana legalized will be from a vote by the people because there are too many corporations,most are in the top earnings bracket,that only continue their profits as long as marijuana remains illegal.
    Some are obvious opponents to marijuana and others are in the background,making money off marijuana,the black market,laundering the untaxed cash,drug testing,industrialized prisons,attorneys,anti-drug organizations and elected legislators.
    With all our technology and the involvement of the FDIC in banking,how do the bankers that are laundering all that cash get away with it,unless they are bribing the FDIC or the investigators that are supposed to be looking for the cash transactions that are that large?
    With out reforms on election fund donations(by lobbies)we will never be able to outbid these corporations for our freedom through the House or the Senate.
    Our only recourse is to petition for a vote by the people,and the continued educating of the unaware people why our legislators,appointed drug enforcement idiots and leaders have ignored science,doctors and the citizens of the United States in removing marijuana from schedule 1.

  6. Drew says:

    Thanks for pointing out this video.

  7. Mike says:

    He made a comment the other night while talking about california’s prisons (i think,) he said “we should be happy about them releasing dangerous prisoners earlier because we should be saving those spots for black people caught with joints.” (not an exact quote)

  8. claygooding says:

    oops,meant the Federal Reserve,they are the banking industry watch dogs instead of the FDIC.

  9. As we all know SB109 passed on Tuesday setting regulations for younger patients and doctors. Thursday in the state capital our senate committee will take public comment so please get out and exercise your free speech if you can on Thursday.

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