Archive for November 4th, 2015

‘If You Wanna Be Happy’ Trini Lopez

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Guaranteed earworm:  https://presentationsunplugged.com/blog/blog

‘Goodfellas’ (1990) Trailer

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

‘Goodfellas’  https://www.google.com/

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Meat The Loaf

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

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Here’s the problem: how can you discipline prison inmates who, in effect, have nothing to lose by committing crimes against fellow prisoners and guards? Lifers and real long termers (25+ years and more) can’t serve more time in prison because, in reality, they’ll die there anyway. So when these villains get out of line, really – what can the prison administration do?

Meat the Loaf. The Prison Loaf is nutritionally sound and well balanced – and just about the most unappetizing food you can imagine. Often the loaf is what the rest of the inmates eat – maybe – except the food is thrown into a blender until it has the consistency of half-cooked oatmeal – and then it’s baked into the form of a brick. It’s said that wet cardboard has more taste.
The United States Supreme Court has ruled prisons cannot use the deprival of food as a punishment. So prisons have said in effect, “OK. We’ll give them food – just not up to the high gourmet standards of regular prison chow.”
Prison officials say a few weeks or a month on the loaf almost always gets disagreeable inmates back in line. In fact, even the threat of the loaf is effective for inmate attitude adjustment.
 
The Prison Loaf:  https://www.google.com/

After A Time It Adds Up To Real Money

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

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Think of it this way: imagine a stack of new $100 bills. A MILLION dollars would be a stack of hundreds just over 3 feet high. It could fit on your desk.

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A BILLION dollars would be a stack the height of the Empire State Building.

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A TRILLION dollars in hundreds? That would be over 270-miles tall.
Skylab was the first US space station which was launched into a 270 miles altitude orbit on May 14, 1973 as part of the Apollo program.

It’s estimated the US has already spent $6-Trillion in the failed wars of the Mideast.

What can $1-Trillion dollars buy?  https://www.google.com/