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crime really does pay

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  • Democrat
    Julian, CA
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    America's swindling CEO's and their gangs earned, "The Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay Award of the Year."
  • Other Party
    Ohio
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    Connie, if you are RUNNING FOR THE THIRD TIME FOR THE 50TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IN CALIFORNIA, would it make any sense to use your entire legal name? - Just to get more exposure.



    The awards you post here at the forum, where do they come from?

    Why do you think they get little or no response?

    If you added some content or opinion of your own, do you think they would be more interesting?


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  • Independent
    Albany, OR
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    Unfortunately, crime really does pay. Criminals get the country club treatment. Free room and board, free satellite TV, free internet, unlimited phone use where they carry on their drug deals, order hits, and continue to scam people out of money. All at tax payers expense.
    Talked to a guy at the bus stop in June. He started griping about his girl friend, he was on his way to another one's house. Mentioned the other thought he was out job hunting and had been for the past 2 weeks, she wanted him to help pay the bills he was running up, help around the house, help with the 3 kids, one of which was his. Said the other was starting to make noises too. So he was thinking of pulling a job and going back in. Further discussion revealed he was planning of holding up a convenience store so he could go back to jail where there would be no hassles. I asked him if he wasn't concerned about being shot or something. His reply was the police know he doesn't carry; and the store's just hand it over.
    Several years ago a state, I think NJ, but I'm not sure, it has been awhile. Tried an experiment where the inmates did community service work for which they earned money and were required to personally face their victim and pay for the stolen, or damaged item. There were almost no repeat offenders. But the program was discontinued due to legislative pressure, because it didn't help their pocket book. I blame the general public for allowing these government officials to get away with their money grubbing power grabbing conduct. People in general are apathetic. Too involved in their private affairs to pay attention to what is going on around them.
  • Independent
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    Hello Connie
    I joined this forum because I had hopes that some fundamental issues regarding the aspirations of democracy might get aired and discussed - given that there is a worldwide crisis which is taking an increasingly political form . (rapid succession of huge demos and revolutionary uprisings ....) and I wanted to get an idea how events are being seen in USA directly instead of via the mainstream media/political class ....

    The contributions seemed serious (mostly) but I am disappointed that the debate does not go very deep. Its obvious that no one got that you expressed anger and frustration. Nor even got the sarcasm of your last entry !
    Mostly you got ignored, patronised and finally "dissed" I hope you are laughing rather than crying ! Some people just don't get that anger is a good place to start if you really want to see change ! Thankyou for helping me see how ridiculous my expectations were !
    Wildsage
  • Independent
    Albany, OR
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    wildsage Wrote: Hello Connie
    I joined this forum because I had hopes that some fundamental issues regarding the aspirations of democracy might get aired and discussed - given that there is a worldwide crisis which is taking an increasingly political form . (rapid succession of huge demos and revolutionary uprisings ....) and I wanted to get an idea how events are being seen in USA directly instead of via the mainstream media/political class ....

    The contributions seemed serious (mostly) but I am disappointed that the debate does not go very deep. Its obvious that no one got that you expressed anger and frustration. Nor even got the sarcasm of your last entry !
    Mostly you got ignored, patronised and finally "dissed" I hope you are laughing rather than crying ! Some people just don't get that anger is a good place to start if you really want to see change ! Thankyou for helping me see how ridiculous my expectations were !
    Wildsage
    wildsage; I wasn't being sarcastic, dissing or being patronizing. I was agreeing with Connie and offering examples, further proof of her concerns. People are too caught up in doing 'their thing' and 'meism' to pay attention to the sorry state we are in. They have allowed the politicians to pass laws that benefit only the paper pushers and their pet projects, which serve only their private interests and the interests of big business which is where most of their campaign funds come from. Their campaign promises to serve the interests of the public were forgotten the minute they got into office. I don't like Obama. But at least he has tried to do the right thing. And John Boehner has kept his promised to foil anything that Obama did. To my shame and regret, most of my votes were Republican. Boehner has shown no concern for people at all and has wielded his power for strictly personal interests. Jimmy Carter was a louse, but he did try to do the right thing my the American people, which is why he didn't last long. Let's face it. Until the people take an interest in the world around them we'll keep on sinking.