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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by dr. frink one, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. dr. frink one

    dr. frink one Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 7, 2001 Messages: 3,638 Likes Received: 1
    I am typing these out from "DERAILING DEMOCRACY"....good book....

    "Between 1992 and 1993, major network evening news coverage of homicide tripled, even thought the homicide rate went down."
    -National Criminal Justice Commission, February 1996

    "For example, since 1993, the homicide rate nationwide dropped by 20%. Yet since 1993 coverage of murders on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news increased by an astonishing 721%. As a result, in 1993 alone, the number of Americans ranking crime as the number one problem increased six fold."
    -Justice Policy Institute Director

    "Only five other countries are known to have execute juvenile offenders in the 1990s: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Nigeria, and Yemen. The US has execute more juvenile criminals that all of them combined-and is the only one known to have put any to death since 1997"
    "Wasted Youth" -1999

    "America incarcerates five times as many people as Canada, and seven times as many as most European democracies- despite the fact that we have similar overall rates of crime"
    -National Criminal Justice Commission

    "Crimes that in other countries would usually lead to community service, fines, or drug treatment, or would not be considered crimes at all, in the United states now lead to prison"
    -The Prison Industrial Complex

    "The number of drug offenders imprisoned in the state today is more than twice the nuber of inmates inprisoned for all crimes in 1978"
    -The Prison Industrial Complex

    "Eighty-seven percent of offenses nationwide are non-violent. Only 3% of all crime results in an injury. Homocide arrests constitute just 0.2% of all arrests in America."
    -National Criminal Justice Commission

    "Some of the country's largest and most profitable corporations have quitely begun to use prison labor forces, at wages up to 80% below the national minimum wage (average 45 cents an hour_. Among those reportedly contracting to employ prisoners, either directly or through their subsidiaries: AT&T, Bank of America, Boeing, Chevron, Constco, Dell Computers, Eddie Bauer, IBM, Konica Business Machines, Microsoft, Starbucks, Tecas Instruments, TWA, and US West."
    -The Celling of America, Fall 1995

    Please post facts along with your post...to keep it going....tell me if you want some more.
  2. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Nov 23, 2000 Messages: 12,434 Likes Received: 86
    why are there so many misspellings? i'm not trying to be picky, but what source did you get this stuff from?
  3. dr. frink one

    dr. frink one Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 7, 2001 Messages: 3,638 Likes Received: 1
    sorry about that, I was typing them directly out of the book, so I was looking at both the book and the computer...my mistake!
  4. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    i like facts, keep em coming. percentages of drug arrests is a fun one.
  5. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13
    wow......i think that just about sums up why we pay so much in taxes yet nothing seems to get done.......i honestly wonder how you can simultaniously be "the greatest nation on earth" and the asshole of the world....
  6. dr. frink one

    dr. frink one Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 7, 2001 Messages: 3,638 Likes Received: 1
    some for seeking...some just cause

    "African Americans consitute 12% of the US population, 13% of the drug using population, but an astonishing 74% of the people in prison for drug posession."
    -National Criminal Justice Commission

    "Approximately 80% of the young black men under the age 35 have a criminal record"
    -National Criminal Justice Commission

    "The unlawful use of force or ciolence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives"
    The preceding statement is:
    a) The official FBI definition of terrorism, as per "Terrorism in the United States, 1995"
    B) A very accurate, though unofficial, description of CIA activities in foreign countries
    c) both of the above

    answer: c

    "Eritrea and Ethiopia, both non-democratic states, fought each other using US arms and training"
    -"Dictators or Democracies?"

    "Two of Americas biggest arms customers are Greece and Turkey, which have been threatening to go to war for decades over the tiny Mediterranean island of Cyprus."
    -The Mojo Wire

    My fingers hurt....anyone even interested???
  7. You should really hook up with some OCR software on your scanner
  8. dr. frink one

    dr. frink one Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 7, 2001 Messages: 3,638 Likes Received: 1
    on my scanner??? I am just looking at the quotes and typing them...
    no crazy scanner shit going on...
  9. OK,
    But it could save you a great deal of time.
    OCR for the record, is the software that allows your scanner to scan a book and save it as text.( like a word file)
    Its pretty handy for jobs like this.
    It may even be installed in your system already.
    Try to scan 'text' mode, if there is an option
  10. dr. frink one

    dr. frink one Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 7, 2001 Messages: 3,638 Likes Received: 1
    oh wow.....does it work for handwriting...or only computer text....
    Tesseract....he who knows all
  11. Xeroshoes

    Xeroshoes Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2001 Messages: 1,413 Likes Received: 0
    Definately, keep it coming......the only thing i can say to this shit is that people are stupid as hell
  12. Cosmo Kramer

    Cosmo Kramer New Jack

    Joined: Nov 16, 2001 Messages: 77 Likes Received: 0
    Canada invented the zamboni and basketball.

    theres my facts. oh and Toronto is now north americas leading auto producer, it recently surpassed Detroit.
  13. HAL

    HAL Guest

    Propaganda works both ways. What makes you believe that all these facts are true? Isn't it equally preposterous to the average american that their evening news is filling their head with misinformation?
  14. Xeroshoes

    Xeroshoes Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2001 Messages: 1,413 Likes Received: 0
    That's very true. Unless their smart enought to be able to distinguish between what is propaganda and what is not, which is pretty damn hard, people just kinda choose one angle.
  15. juggernaut

    juggernaut Member

    Joined: Nov 12, 2001 Messages: 414 Likes Received: 0
    yeah i'm interested..
    i really need to start reading again. you read many magazines dude? i think "the progressive" would be right up your alley if you don't already have a subscription.

    ...nothing to share, though.