Mass Incarceration: 21 Amazing Facts About America’s Obsession With Prison

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Nobody in the world loves locking people behind bars as much as Americans do.  We have more people in prison than any other nation on the planet.  We also have a higher percentage of our population locked up than anyone else does by a very large margin.  But has all of this imprisonment actually made us safer?  Well, the last time I checked, crime was still wildly out of control in America and for the most recent year that we have numbers for violent crime was up 15 percent.  The number of people that we have locked up has quadrupled since 1980, but this is not solving any of our problems.  Clearly, what we are doing is not working. Nobody wants more crime.  And it seems logical that locking more people up and keeping them in prison for longer terms would “clean up our streets” and make our communities safer.  But instead, we have spawned a “prison industrial complex” that costs taxpayers more than 60 billion dollars a year but that does very little to…

85 Super Wealthy People Have More Money Than The Poorest 3.5 Billion Combined

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The global economy is structured to systematically funnel wealth to the very top of the pyramid, and this centralization of global wealth is accelerating with each passing year.  According to the United Nations, 85 super wealthy people have more money than the poorest 3.5 billion people on the planet combined.  And 1.2 billion of those poor people live on less than $ 1.25 a day.  There is something deeply, deeply broken about a system that produces these kinds of results.  Seven out of every ten people on the planet live in countries where the gap between the wealthy and the poor has increased in the last 30 years.  Despite our technological advances, somewhere around a billion people go to bed hungry every single night.  And when our fundamentally flawed financial system finally does collapse, it will be the poor that will suffer the worst. Now, let me make one thing clear at the outset. Big government and more socialism are not the answer to anything.  Big government and more socialism almost always result in increased…

How to Make the Subscription Process Easier

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There is a lot of competition in catching the attention of the subscriber in the email world. In order to distinguish from the rest of the clutter, communication must be made easier for the receiver. People always get attracted to things which are easy and go away from things which are difficult to do. Because of this hallmark of services and products like Google AdWords, Turbo Tax, etc., they have gained popularity all over the world. Like they say it is easy to say but difficult to do, so is the case with making each and every thing easy for the customers and subscribers. Sometimes it might happen that the things which are easy for a group of customers might not be easy for the rest. This case is true especially with new customers. The very first step in making things easier is to have a simple email address, link or opt-in form field in a promotional email or newsletter. Also this information must be included on every page of the website. There should be…

3 SEO Mistakes to Avoid

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When it comes to SEO or otherwise known as search engine optimization, there are common mistakes that people usually do when it comes to the website. These are ongoing issues that keep on happening again and again, and are worth avoiding for in the future. If you learn how to avoid these SEO mistakes, then your website will become more visible when it comes to the search results that people use. Always remember that if these SEO mistakes are always on your website, expect that you will never have a good ranking in your website and it will just waste all of your effort. If you are wondering what kind of SEO mistake you have done, here are three of the most common errors that most webmasters and writers have done when it comes to making the site well known: – Too many unnatural backlinks – Google still looks at back links as a factor for positioning your website but steer clear of buying backlinks that promise thousands of backlinks. In most instances, it will…

Differences That You Might Not Have Been Aware Of-Affiliate Program

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Google Adsense is a structured way to earn good money out of what Google makes from its advertisers on Adwords. The way it works is that advertisers pay top dollar to get their ads listed on Google. Google gets paid on every click that happens on the ad. Affiliate programs can be very different in their own ways which is why its important to do more research. By distributing the ads on your website and mine, they stand to gain more exposure, regain advertising funds quicker and also pay us good money! The reason Adsense has become so popular is because it allows websites like ours to earn good money from the commissions Google receives from advertisers. By just placing a couple of ads on the site, you can earn a good commission percentage. However, there are certain drawbacks that an Adsense program has. One good thing about Adsense is its immediate ability to boost your page ranking and popularity on search engines. That way you tend to receive a lot of traffic to your…

Why Is Wal-Mart Preparing For A Major Earthquake On The New Madrid Fault?

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Buried in a Wall Street Journal article from about a week ago was a startling piece of information.  According to a Wal-Mart executive, Wal-Mart “participated in an exercise to prepare for an earthquake on the New Madrid fault line” earlier this summer.  And officials at the U.S. Geological Survey have just released a report which indicates that they believe that the New Madrid fault zone has the “potential for larger and more powerful quakes than previously thought“.  So should we be concerned?  Do they know something that we don’t?  The USGS also says that the frequency of earthquakes in the central and eastern portions of the United States has quintupled over the past 30 years, and that significant earthquakes have started popping up in areas of the country that were once extremely quiet.  Along with the new report, the USGS released the following map… If you look toward the middle of the map, you can see a big red oval over the center of the New Madrid fault zone. Most Americans don’t realize this, but…

America The Divided: Everyone Knows We Have Problems But There Is Very Little Agreement On Solutions

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A house divided against itself will surely fall.  America is more divided today than it has been in decades, and the deep divisions that are tearing us apart continue to get even worse.  In fact, a newly released Rasmussen Reports national survey discovered that 67 percent of voters believe that America is even more divided now than it was four years ago.  We are angry, we are frustrated and we love to fight with one another, but none of this strife and discord is getting us anywhere.  What most Americans can agree on is that we are facing tremendous problems as a nation.  One average of recent polls found that only 26 percent of Americans believe that this country is heading in the right direction and 63.8 percent of Americans believe that this country is heading in the wrong direction.  Unfortunately, there is very little agreement on what the solutions to our problems are.  That is where the division is.  As a nation, we no longer have a shared set of values or principles that…

Home Business Made Simple Tips Tricks And Techniques

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Starting and running a home business can be difficult. Fortunately, there are a lot of resources out there to help you no matter what stage of the process you are at. I’ve collected some of the best tips to help you fulfill your dreams of owning your own business. If you need to have the Internet to run your business, know that you can get tax deductions. You can claim much of the fees of your Internet connection as a tax deduction. To get the word out about your new home business, have cards printed with your company name and logo. Give one to everyone you know, and leave them lying around everywhere you go. Spend an afternoon in a busy shopping district and leave your business cards on the bulletin boards of retail stores and professional buildings. You will want to rent a post-office box for receiving any mail related to your home business. It is not safe to publish your address online, and you need to be careful. Having a PO box is…

The Ten Plagues That Are Hitting America Right Now

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Why are so many plagues hitting the United States all of a sudden?  Yes, one can always point out bad stuff that is happening somewhere in the country, but right now we are facing a nightmarish combination of crippling drought, devastating wildfires, disastrous viruses, dying crops and superbugs that scientists don’t know how to kill.  And as you will see, we even have a plague of flies down in Mississippi.  So what in the world is going on?  Is this just a case of bad luck, or is something else happening?  At the conclusion of this article, please feel free to tell me what you think.  The following are ten plagues that are hitting America right now… #1 The Plague Of Flies In The Upper Mississippi River Valley This is perhaps the least dangerous plague, but it is also one of the most interesting.  Just recently, a plague of flies was so thick in the upper Mississippi River valley that it showed up on radar… The mayflies were detectable on radar around 845 pm and reports…

Illegal Immigration And Gangs: Someday Our Cities Will Burn Because We Didn’t Protect Our Borders

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Did you know that the number of illegal immigrants that enter Texas each week is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens of that state?  The mainstream media is shining the spotlight very brightly on all of the children that are coming over, and there is a reason for that.  They are trying to tug on our heartstrings.  But there is another part of the story that you aren’t hearing much about.  By refusing to protect our borders, Barack Obama has allowed hundreds of thousands of gang members to illegally enter the United States and settle in our major cities.  In many communities, gang activity is already wildly out of control, and someday our cities will burn because of the foolishness of the federal government. The Obama administration knows that one out of every five illegal immigrants has a criminal record.  And we are not just talking about illegal immigrants taking “upskirt photos” of women like just happened in Texas.  We are also talking about rapists, murderers, drug dealers and hardcore gang members.…