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Is my America in jail?

Jail
Yes. According to Fred Nold’s Legacy, “America does a better job of putting people in prison than any other country. Just over two million Americans are behind bars right now, a number that has been growing far quicker than the overall population for more than 20 years. The impact of this mass imprisonment is felt especially in the African-American community, where one in 12 men are in prison or jail.” So yes, our defunct, morally corrupt legal system has put much of my America in jail. In late 2006, one in a hundred Americans were behind bars.

In related news:
Lindsey Lohan
Lindsey Lohan to spend an entire day in jail.

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August 24, 2007 Posted by | Breaking News, Jail, Law, Lohan, Scandal, Society | Leave a comment

This article is interesting, though Mark Cuban did not take my America.

Mark Cuban
I think this guy is interesting. Pompous? Absolutely. Annoyingly wealthy? Without a doubt. But I like his attitude and he makes me laugh. Only in America.
Mark Cuban Article

August 24, 2007 Posted by | America, Cuban, Rich | Leave a comment

I think Big Oil might have stolen a piece of my America.

Oil rig
Is there anything more corrupt than big oil? They report record profits quarter after quarter and yet have enormous government subsidies. They shamelessly destroy the environment. They pollute the air we breathe. Were it not for our nations intense thirst, and our surprising inability to create a suitable substitute, we would not have been forced to go into foreign nations and create wars under false pretenses to try to satisfy said thirst. Our administration, who is personally rewarded for these conquests, has done nothing to rectify this horrible situation for my America.

What has big oil done that is so bad?

Ask this bird.
oil bird

But someone must benefit, you ask?
They’re happy!

Exxon stock quote

“Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.” – President Bush on natural gas.

August 24, 2007 Posted by | Environmental, Nature, Oil | Leave a comment

Where did my home value go in my America?

Greenspan
I know that part of my America was stolen with questionable policies by the FOMC. The following quote seems quite remarkable given the timing and the current state of my America’s real estate market.

“Innovation has brought about a multitude of new products, such as subprime loans and niche credit programs for immigrants. With these advances in technology, lenders have taken advantage of credit-scoring models and other techniques for efficiently extending credit to a broader spectrum of consumers. Where once more-marginal applicants would simply have been denied credit, lenders are now able to quite efficiently judge the risk posed by individual applicants and to price that risk appropriately. These improvements have led to rapid growth in subprime mortgage lending… fostering constructive innovation that is both responsive to market demand and beneficial to consumers.” (emphasis added)

-Remarks by Chairman Alan Greenspan on Consumer Finance
At the Federal Reserve System’s Fourth Annual Community Affairs Research
Conference, Washington, D.C. April 8, 2005

Update 8/30/07- Poor Miami

August 24, 2007 Posted by | America, FOMC, Greenspan, Money, Real Estate, Rich, Society | Leave a comment