~Wow~ pretty amazing pics

click the pic for full resolution, it’s worth it
after the jump are a few more pictures that where way too… something, not to save.
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1 in 100 americans are incarcerated ~ 1 in 250 a ‘terrorist’

The U.S. is the unchallenged leader in mass incarceration, with the largest Gulag on the planet

Based on raw numbers of inmates – 2,319,258 in federal and state prisons and local jails – and per capita incarceration: 750 inmates for every 100,000 people. Russia, which led the world back in Soviet times, is number two, with 628 inmates per 100,000. The Black and brown U.S. prisoner population, alone, roughly equals that of China’s – a nation with four times the population of the U.S.

for all the problems Canada has (and we have them), i thank my lucky stars i’m not an american. especially not a black american, what a raw deal these people have had since day 1, eh?

and prison in america is not fun:Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?”

Mass Black incarceration is America’s answer to the Black Freedom Movement of the Sixties and early Seventies. Just as the “Black Codes” were the white South’s response to Emancipation, and as massive incarceration of Black “loiterers” to prison plantations and chain gangs followed the crushing of Reconstruction, whites got revenge against the Black Freedom Movement of the Sixties by throwing as many African Americans as possible in prison. This “nigger-caging” response was near-uniform across the country – North, South, East and West.”
From the NY Times: One in 15 black adults is is behind bars, as is one in nine black men between the ages of 20 and 34. The report, from the Pew Center on the States, also found that only one in 355 white women between the ages of 35 and 39 are behind bars but that one in 100 black women are.

and if you’re not a ‘criminal’ you’re a ‘terrorist:’

ACLU: In September 2007, the Inspector General of the Justice Department reported that the Terrorist Screening Center (the FBI-administered organization that consolidates terrorist watch list information in the United States) had over 700,000 names in its database as of April 2007 – and that the list was growing by an average of over 20,000 records per month.1 At that rate, our list will have a million names on it by July. If there were really that many terrorists running around, we’d all be dead.

post jump

  • a long The Atlantic Monthly piece on the ‘Prison Industrial Complex’ (puts all this in context ie.$)
  • The prison industry in the United States: big business or a new form of slavery? from Global Research
  • The Lost Children: What do tougher detention policies mean for illegal immigrant families? from The New Yorker


and to anyone who even thinks “black people commit more crime.” Have a good long think about about eggs and chickens.
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How much advertising money can a blog make?

$2-10 per 1000 pageviews is the answer i have come up with…but not all pageviews are born equal and it’s slightly more complicated.

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If a website gets 1000 unique visitors per day, how much money, on average, will it make? at average click-through-rate per page view is 1.1% [can go up to 5% if very well done]
at average pay-per-click revenues for the site owner are 50% [can go up to 80% depends on the ads provider] of the price paid by the advertiser. Given that, average revenue per cick is 20c.
at average 1 visitor views 2.5 pages [can go to 30 if well done – see facebook]

now, we make the calculation and here it is:

1000 x 2.5 x 1.1% x 20c = $5.5 per day

The pay-off per click varies widely depending on what each advertiser decides to offer, based on the profitability of their products and their expected conversion rate (percentage of clicks that deliver a sale). Google is not saying what the average pay-off is, but our own experience after one month of running the program shows an average pay-off of $0.63 per click. We have seen clicks paying as little as $0.02 and as much as $3.00.

So, just for the sake of giving an example, lets say that your site receives 1,000 page views per day. If the 1.2% click-through rate and $0.63 pay-off per click that we have observed on our site hold true for your site as well, in a 30-day month you can expect to make:

1,000 x 30 x 1.2% x $0.63 = $226.80

Not enough to get rich, but a nice extra income nevertheless, that you can use to pay for your domain name and hosting costs, and then some.

Here’s links to a teenager that became rich and a handyman that makes $100,000 per year

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My Addiction

It started out innocently enough.

I began to think at parties now and then to loosen up. Inevitably though, one thought led to
another, and soon I was more than just a social thinker.

I began to think alone – “to relax,” I told myself – but I knew it
wasn’t true. Thinking became more and more important to me, and
finally I was thinking all the time.

I began to think on the job. I knew that thinking and employment
don’t mix, but I couldn’t stop myself.

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i love this pic!

the Healthiest, Tastiest, Easiest ‘sandwich’ in the world!

Quite the boast! Now to back it up… meet ‘The Lukli (no carb) Red Pepper Sandwich’

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You will need:

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a collection of wisdom

It is a great happiness when two good minds meet, both cultivated and with such difference of learning as to excite each other’s curiosity, and such similarity as to understand each other’s allusions in the touch-and-go of conversation. They make each other strong and confident… The unspoken part of this conversation is the most valuable. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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truer were never spoken… much more after the jump…

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