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  Trump foundation
Posted by: jafs3 - 11-21-2017, 09:12 AM - Forum: News Discussion - Replies (10)

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  BOP is cutting 16 halfway houses Nov 30
Posted by: susnus - 11-21-2017, 02:58 AM - Forum: News Discussion - No Replies

Quote:The BOP's decision to cut funding for halfway houses has alarmed members of both political parties, who have begun to move toward a consensus that the federal government must implement some degree of reform to its criminal justice system in order to reduce the US prison population. The federal prison population makes up about 13% of the overall US prison population, and the nation's overall incarceration rate is the highest recorded in the world.

wtf. business per usual for this DOJ. 30 days notice.

Quote:Bureau spokesman Justin Long told Reuters last month, when the news agency first reported the decision, that although the bureau supported halfway houses, it was forced "to make some modifications to our programs due to our fiscal environment."

Gotsch, the Sentencing Project staffer, challenged the bureau's reasoning that fiscal realities were behind the decision to close the facilities.

"It's kind of curious to me that BOP is claiming they're having these big financial problems because they've had a huge dip in their prison population," Gotsch said. "What are they talking about? They don't have enough funding?"

Quote:The cuts are at odds with public actions and statements by the administration. White House adviser Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law, met with members of both parties at the White House in September to discuss improvements to the federal prison system, including better ways to reintegrate convicts into society.

And last week, Sessions appeared to offer a mixed assessment of programs targeted at reducing recidivism when asked in a House Judiciary Committee hearing, but said he believed pre-release programs can be effective.

"Most of the time, according to my experience, they don't achieve huge results, but if they achieve 10, 15, 20% improvement, that's of value," Sessions told GOP Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia last Tuesday.

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  We're with stupid
Posted by: chootspa - 11-21-2017, 02:26 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (16)

I know we've seen this problem

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  Jana Novotna
Posted by: Jessamine - 11-20-2017, 09:37 PM - Forum: The Recently Deceased - No Replies

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Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world when she sobbed on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a heartbreaking loss in the Wimbledon final, has died at the age of 49, according to the Associated Press. click here.

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  LU Obituaries
Posted by: BornAgainAmerican - 11-20-2017, 06:34 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Just wonderin'...have people suddenly started dyin' off faster or is it that more obituaries are being posted to get more clicks?  Inquiring minds want to know.

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  Della Reese
Posted by: Jessamine - 11-20-2017, 02:12 PM - Forum: The Recently Deceased - No Replies

Della Reese, who segued from pop and jazz singing stardom in the ‘50s and ‘60s to a long career as a popular TV actress on “Touched by an Angel” and other shows, died Sunday night at her home in California. She was 86.
“She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer. Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people,” actress Roma Downey, Reese’s co-star on “Touched By an Angel,” said in a statement announcing Reese’s death. “She was a mother to me and I had the privilege of working with her side by side for so many years on ‘Touched by an Angel.’ I know heaven has a brand new angel this day. Della Reese will be forever in our hearts.”
CBS, home of “Touched By an Angel,” also hailed Reese’s legacy as an entertainer who focused her career on uplifting her audience.

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  Jacob Thompson
Posted by: Jessamine - 11-20-2017, 02:09 PM - Forum: The Recently Deceased - Replies (2)

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A 9-year-old Maine boy with cancer has died a week after his wish for a Christmas celebration was fulfilled, according to the Associated Press. For full coverage and obituary from, click here.

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  Terry Glenn
Posted by: Jessamine - 11-20-2017, 02:07 PM - Forum: The Recently Deceased - No Replies

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Terry Glenn, former NFL wide receiver for the Cowboys and the Patriots, has died in a car accident, according to multiple news. For full coverage and obituary from, click here.

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  Tusk, Tusk
Posted by: BornAgainAmerican - 11-20-2017, 11:38 AM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

As is so frequently the case, Donald Trump is keeping folks guessing about whether he will or won't lift the ban on the importation of elephant trophies.


Fans of Dumbo (and who isn't?) went into panic mode last week when it was suggested that President Trump was going to lift the ban on the importation of trophy items made from elephants.

Although the change in policy was recommended by the Fish and Wildlife Service, who apparently spend a lot of time and taxpayer money thinking about elephants in other countries because domestic fish are so freaking boring, Trump unexpectedly reversed course after a hugely negative public outcry. He is now postponing a final decision until he's had further opportunity to talk to himself about it.

Frankly, we're hoping that the ban remains in place because elephants are among the most awesome and intelligent animals on Earth, and they don't deserve to be chainsawed into pieces so that people can have elephant tusk bluetooth speakers, taxidermied heads with showerheads in their trunks, or elephant ear sandwiches. The last coming as a special blow to the industries which were gearing up to make the big buns.

And it should go without saying that we don't support the importation of baby elephant trunks for transgendered women who wish to become men, no matter how funny the resulting "sticky bun up the ass" jokes would be.

Lifting the ban was thought to be acceptable because the trophies would come from animals who were being culled scientifically, with money from hunting licenses going to support elephant conservation. That's fine - but once the door has been opened, the problem is how to then keep trophies from illegal poachers from flooding the market as elephant populations are decimated for crap like this...


We can appreciate the fact that there is a robust market for oddities and curios from other lands, but we'd rather the ban stay in place for any and every animal that belongs to a diminishing population.

That being said, we think the time is ripe for Trump to lift the ban on the importation of a certain type of exotic trophy which comes from largely useless creatures who, for better or worse, are in no danger of extinction.

We're talking, of course, about shrunken heads.

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Just in time for Black Friday sales!

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  Helter Skelter
Posted by: autie - 11-20-2017, 09:46 AM - Forum: The Recently Deceased - No Replies

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