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Questions And Answers About Prison

August 7, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

Can you get drugs in jail/prison?

You bet your fucking ass you can. It’s all there. Marijuana, Cocaine, Ecstacy, Meth, Heroin, PCP, etc. You name it, you can get it. I’ve even seen hypodermic syringes smuggled from the medical ward for people to use to shoot up. A metal ballpoint pen? Crackpipe. They would strip and ball up copper wire from headphones, set it on fire (to take some sort of coating off the copper), bunch it up inside the metal base of the pen and voila! Crackpipe!

How is it brought in and how much does it cost?

A gram of heroin in Los Angeles is currently running at about $80 and the price of a gram of heroin in prison is $400. Heroin makes its way within the prison walls in three ways: contact visits, mail scams, and guards smuggling it in.

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August 1, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

What is the most disgusting day in human history?

December 13, 1937.

After the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out in 1937, the aggressive and disciplined Japenees troops had already managed to take Shanghai, and had just taken the city of Nanking (Nanjing), the capital of Nationalist China. With a retreat of Chinese forces the Japanese took the city with relative ease.

After the city had fallen, Iwane Matsui, the commander of the Japanese forces, allowed his troops to have free will with the people of Nanjing, as a complete destruction of the city would help give the Japanese a psychological advantage over Nationalist China.

Over the next six weeks, the exhausted Japanese Army absolutely destroyed the people of Nanjing. An estimated 300,000 people were killed in that time span, with nearly all of them being Chinese women, children, and the elderly. Men were forced to rape their families, children were beaten with rifles for wearing traditional Chinese clothes, children were buried alive while they watched soldiers rape their mothers, and thousands were slaughtered meaninglessly by firing squads and dumped into mass graves.

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July 18, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

witness protection

How does the witness protection program work exactly?

You have different levels of witness protection, but I assume you are talking about the most advanced, which would be WITSEC run by the Department of Justice and the US Marshals service.

Before the person testifies, USMS would be responsible for protecting the person and in coordinating with the local police agencies, would be responsible for getting them to and from trial to testify.

After they testify, USMS will relocate them to a different location and will provide them with back stopped identifications. These are not fake IDS, they are real IDs issued by people within the Federal and State agencies that assist with the program. Basically, those agencies add this new identity to their databases and may backstop it (create archived information to show the person has existed and wasn’t just created out of thin air) this way nobody, even other people from that agency, would know it was a fake identification. they would obviously then be issued legitimate documents under that created identitity such as social security cards, birth certificates, maybe driver’s licenses, and even some other stuff such as high school diplomas and other stuff possibly needed to help them get work, get their kids into school, etc.

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July 11, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

What happens when a sniper is caught by the enemy?

In past wars, very bad things. On the Eastern Front of World War II, most German snipers were careful to try to disguise their role as a sniper. If they were caught by the partisans or some more vengeful units of the Red Army, they could be expected to be tortured to death. In Sepp Allerberger’s memoir Sniper on the Eastern Front, he mentions incidents in which a captured Wehrmacht sniper was found castrated and his sniper rifle was shoved up his rectum as far as the back sight. In another incident, partisans sawed off the limbs of a captured sniper, using tourniquets to ensure that he didn’t bleed to death. They then sawed him in half from the groin upwards.

Whilst I would take such horror stories with a grain of salt—though I don’t doubt that horrible things happened during WWII—snipers captured by the enemy and identified, or at least suspected to be snipers can expect some very rough treatment.

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July 5, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

What would happen if the USA were to shrink its military and force other countries to protect their own borders?

Sadly the US pulling back on it’s military will make the world a more dangerous place.

Currently, the world is enjoying the longest single period  of General Peace ever. Since the end of World War Two, the number of people who have died in a war is now just low, it’s at an all time low.

Part of that has been because the United States military has been so large. So large that many countries don’t bother to build military forces because they know the best military they could field wouldn’t be a match for the United States. So they, in many cases have not bothered trying to match the US military.

In the case of our Allies in NATO and other parts of the Western Alliance, they have been promised that the United States would always come to their defense. So many of those counties have token military forces.

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June 27, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

Why do we hear time and time again about police shooting unarmed people?

I’d like to share this story with you. This happened to me recently:

At about 01:30 in the morning, I pulled up in my cruiser to a medical office building to follow up on a theft case I was working on. The parking lot is not very well lit. As I step out of my cruiser, a man runs towards me, holding something in his right hand. It’s dark, and all I can make out is that it’s thin, about 6″ long, and one half is wrapped in cloth. He starts swinging it around, yelling “I’ll fucking kill you! I’ll eat you! I’ll fuck you!”

I draw my firearm, point it at him, and start giving loud verbal commands. At the same time, I radio dispatch for help. He’s not responding to my commands. He’s still yelling, swinging the item, making stabbing motions, making threats. He starts approaching slowly, I back off to keep distance. We start moving into the street. About that time my backup shows up. Other officers draw down on the man, start giving verbal commands. He’s still not responding.

At this point, it would have been prudent to tase him, but my department doesn’t equip us with tasers.

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June 20, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

What is the modus operandi of these Russian troll farms?

The idea is pretty simple: By imitating “normal Americans” and then espousing radical and extreme ideas, they were convincing real normal americans that those radical and extreme ideas were “normal american” ideas.

The idea was to drive people farther towards their fringe elements. If you were left of center, they wanted you to see prejudice, sexism and racism in everything and everyone. Right of center, they wanted you to see America “under attack from all sides” by Muslims, Liberals, whatever. If you’re black, they wanted to convince you the problem is white people. If you’re white, they wanted to convince you the problem was black people. They wanted to create more extremists, thereby destabalizing the nation.

This was elaborated in their military manual The Foundations of Geopolitics :

Russia should use its special services within the borders of the United States to fuel instability and separatism, for instance, provoke “Afro-American racists”. Russia should “introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements – extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics”.

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June 13, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

How could you have everything and still kill yourself?

Imagine burning yourself. bad. Third degree burn bad. Nerve endings are fucked. You feel nothing in that spot. It’s numb.

How the hell can that hurt, right? Well, it’s the lighter burns around it; screaming in pain, that there’s a big thing missing. Only it’s depression, that numb spot is a lack of sensation. the areas around it are You feeling bad for not feeling bad.

So those smaller areas go searching for a cure. I tried making money. Succeeded. didn’t work. Bought my dream car. nope. Girlfriends. nope. Painting. music. woodworking. photography. Got good at some, but that feeling of accomplishment? I haven’t had that since I was 8, and got to be the scarecrow in the wizard of Oz in the school play. My dad showed up. he clapped at the end.

Sought therapy. three decades of it. really threw myself at it. nothing.

Tried travel; been all over the place. Standing at Mcmurdo station, checking the last continent off off my list after 15 years of busting around the world. I felt nothing. Hundreds of cities. thousands of stories. every chunk of land I could find. still nothing.

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June 6, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

What’s it like to know you are going to die soon?

How does it feel to know you are dying? That is a difficult question, because the answer can be different from day to day or even from hour to hour. The feeling, range from denial, to fear, to guilt, to anger, to sadness and to acceptance. It is the same, I suppose, as any greiving process. You can’t work your way through one set of feelings and neatly move on to the next.

It is almost like being at the beach, standing in the water on a windy day. A wave comes at you and almost knocks you off your feet. You struggle and regain your balance, just in time for the next wave to hit. Over time, the strength of the waves subside and you think your footing is a little more secure. Suddenly, out of seemingly no where another large wave hits and you almost loose your balance again.

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May 30, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers |

Was Roseanne’s First Ammendement Rights Violated?

In a since-deleted tweet, Roseanne Barr referred to former President Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett as “product  of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes”. 

Some have questioned Barr’s firing, saying she is protected by the First Amendment to say whatever she wants. While Barr has a right to say whatever she wants, she also has the responsibility to deal with the consequences of the things she says, and ABC also has the right to fire her.

First of all, this is in no way a free-speech or First Amendment issue. The First Amendment protects us from facing consequences from the government over our speech, not consequences from our peers or our employers. Yes, what Barr said, although abhorrent, absolutely was constitutionally protected speech, and, of course, it should be. After all, giving the government the power to decide what is and is not “acceptable” speech would be giving the government the power to silence whatever kind of speech it felt like silencing, which would be very dangerous indeed. Anyway, the point is, a free-speech-rights violation would be someone trying to, say, arrest Barr for her comments, not firing her for them. Her rights were in no way violated in this case. ABC simply exercised its own rights as a private company to decide whom it does and does not want to associate with, and it’s my view that no one should blame its executives for making the decision that they made. 

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