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Solitary Confinement is a National Problem

Jason Street at An American Lion - 10 hours ago
You would be hard pressed to get anyone to care about this issue: *Texas has one of the harshest and most punitive criminal justice systems in America. A new report shows just how inhuman the state of Texas is when it comes to doling out the punishment of solitary confinement.* *If you have any doubt that solitary confinement is torture, all you need to is to listen to the stories of those who have been forced to endure it. Nevertheless, a new report from the ACLU of Texas finds that about one in ever 22 prisoners there is in solitary confinement— more people "than 12 states house... more »

Brian Williams Gets Caught

Jason Street at An American Lion - 10 hours ago
Lloyd Grove weighs in on Brian Williams and his tall tales about being shot at: *The Brian Williams Apology Tour has begun—and who knows where it will end?* *The NBC Nightly News anchor publicly apologized three times Wednesday—during his regular broadcast, in a Facebook post, and in Stars and Stripes—after the military-focused newspaper published a damning story that Williams and NBC have been claiming falsely “for years” that, during the 2003 Iraq invasion, he was aboard a U.S. Army helicopter that was hit and forced down by rocket-propelled grenades.* *“The story actually star... more »

I Hate How My Brain Works

Jason Street at Hillbilly Thrill - 10 hours ago
What in the name of all that is holy is wrong with me?

Good Riddance

Jason Street at Wretched Corners - 19 hours ago
Are you surprised by this? Anyone who knows what is going on in Albert Lea should probably start thinking about what they want in a new city manager.

Rounded Up

Jason Street at Open Market - 20 hours ago
Supplements Made From Nothing Jason Street at Reverbist - 13 seconds ago Health supplements are made out of nothing? And they don't benefit the health and well being of anyone? What the hell? You would think that, in a just society, the outright quackery and for-profit bullshit of supplement companies--Herbalife, I am staring right at you, you sons of bitches--would lead to regulation and common sense rules protecting consumers. Guess again. We need real reform for consumer protection in this country, and as long as we're stuck in the politics of stupid, we'll never get it. We have ... more »

Google Plus Links

Jason Street at Open Market - 20 hours ago
Jason StreetShared publicly - Yesterday 11:52 PM #CafePress #cafepress #stuff  Messenger Bag wjasonstreet.com 1 Add a comment... Jason StreetShared publicly - Yesterday 11:44 PM #abbottandgooseberry #abbottandgooseberry  cosplay sex games abbottandgooseberry.com 1 Add a comment... Jason StreetShared publicly - Yesterday 2:17 PM #elitism #elitism #news #commentary #centralpark #airbnb  How Can You Stop Capitalism? anamericanlion.com I do not live in fancy digs, nor do I use Uber or Airbnb, but I cannot understand why there is a growing backlash against ... more »

Supplements Made From Nothing

Jason Street at Reverbist - 20 hours ago
Health supplements are made out of nothing? And they don't benefit the health and well being of anyone? What the hell? You would think that, in a just society, the outright quackery and for-profit bullshit of supplement companies--Herbalife, I am staring right at you, you sons of bitches--would lead to regulation and common sense rules protecting consumers. Guess again. We need real reform for consumer protection in this country, and as long as we're stuck in the politics of stupid, we'll never get it. We have grown men leading state governments and men who hold elected office w... more »

How Many INXS Albums Are Never Going to Happen Now?

Jason Street at The Killing Moon - 20 hours ago
Tim Farriss, the guitar player for INXS, severely damaged the ring finger on his fret hand in a boating accident recently. This has led to speculation that he will never play guitar again, properly, at any rate. I don't know if that's anything worth a comment, but here goes. INXS were largely finished long before the untimely demise of Michael Hutchence. They maintain a following, to be certain, but their careers ended when the 1990s began. They have been on a slow, steady decline since 1987, to be cruel about it. Having said that, it's never cool when someone has something taken... more »

the magical powers

Jason Street at Abbott and Gooseberry - 1 day ago