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1 Out Of Every 4 Prisoners In The World Are From 1 Country. Wish I Could Say I Was Surprised.

In the U.S., we have the highest documented rate of incarceration in the world. Seriously! We put people in prison at a higher rate than ANY other country on record.


Why does the U.S. have so many people in prison? Well, for starters, we give out longer sentences, we send people to prison for offenses (particularly drug-related) that inother countries would just incur fines, and since the 1980s ourprisons have been increasingly for-profit enterprises. That is, they NEED prisonersin order not to go bankrupt. Anyone else see a problem with that?

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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