Thursday, June 28, 2007

i find it odd

that america incarcerates more inmates every year than the other two top nations- china and russia. i also find it odd that the other two nations are/were communist. hmmmm........

6 comments:

dawn said...

This I can believe, we have more laws and small petty crimes. Hey I read your post from yesterday. They must have really pissed you off I never remember you cursing

betmo said...

dawn sweetie- i curse liberally :) yeah- when i read that excerpt from her book- the one where she says not to blame the boomers because they have a right to be self centered and selfish- after all they were made that way- i almost had an apoplectic fit. we gen xers and the rest of the world have to make sure that the boomers maintain their lifestyle because they deserve it and are used to it. i wanted to bitch slap her into reality. i mean we are at war in two countries and on the verge of another cold war with russia and north korea. we are pissing china off daily and no one around the world can stand us- and this bitch wants to be able to keep her career and clothes and baubles. and we are supposed to suck it up while the world melts. please.

QuakerDave said...

Google the stats on capital punishment. The company we keep on THAT list is just as depressing.

shawn (aka blogstud) said...

yeah, it is crazy. I remember when I lived in Europe. So little crime. I don't think I ever felt unsafe there. Not that they don't have problems, but not like here.

A pregnant woman's baby was killed down here a couple weeks ago from a stray bullet in a drive by shooting. There are too many guns here. I am not saying they should be banned, but there should be fewer, and we should try to change the way we think about guns and society.

Of course, I live in Texas where we execute the most people also. It is sad.

Hope you are well, b. will email soon.

Shawn

Sarah said...

Too many laws for stupid reasons - war on drugs comes to mind.

Undeniable Liberal said...

It just reinforces the idea that everything we have been taught about being morally superior is bullshit.