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Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million – mostly Black and Hispanic – are working for various industries for a pittance. For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold. They don’t have to worry about strikes or paying unemployment insurance, vacations or comp time. All of their workers are full-time, and never arrive late or are absent because of family problems; moreover, if they don’t like the pay of 25 cents an hour and refuse to work, they are locked up in isolation cells.
There are approximately 2 million inmates in state, federal and private prisons throughout the country. According to California Prison Focus, “no other society in human history has imprisoned so many of its own citizens.” The figures show that the United States has locked up more people than any other country: a half million more than China, which has a population five times greater than the U.S. Statistics reveal that the United States holds 25% of the world’s prison population, but only 5% of the world’s people. From less than 300,000 inmates in 1972, the jail population grew to 2 million by the year 2000. In 1990 it was one million. Ten years ago there were only five private prisons in the country, with a population of 2,000 inmates; now, there are 100, with 62,000 inmates. It is expected that by the coming decade, the number will hit 360,000, according to reports.
Todays episode, initially had Walker Vivian on. However he had to cancel and Unique Kennels/Tresean Gore called in to talk about his upcoming title fight Vs Tanner "The Hammer" Saraceno Sept 20th at Fight Lab 40. Great chat, and then probably the funniest guest call in ever happens towards the end. Thanks to everyone for saving todays show, it was great!
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Join us Tuesday @5:30pm with Steve "The Creepy Weasel" Montgomery as we recap his win at TitanFC and discuss his first title defense at Conflict 21: Havoc IV in Savannah! As always, I'll have a few viewer questions for this ATT standout, so tune in as we gear up for "The Year of the Weasel." You just can't miss an episode of WotW with the Weasel.
Hey there Tea Sippers!! It's another edition of Don't Come out of a Bag and I want us to talk for REAL about the state of the union. With all of the hoopla that's going on with the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, MS I am compelled to ask this question,
Are we in CIVIL WAR or CIVIL UNREST?
We've been talking about the increased amounts of police brutality and here we are in a state of confusion where The National Guards are on the streets, tear gas, rubber bullets, and dogs are being used to control the people and the pictures are looking identical to those from the Civil Rights Movement protests over 40 years ago.
What can we do to reclaim our sense of peace, our rights as citizens to freedom of expression, OUR INDEPENDENCE in this "great" country?
Also, we will pay homage to Robin Williams and talk about depression. When are we as a country going to mental health RELEVANT in our quest for health care in this country. Look at Mr. Andre "Killer Beez" Johnson of Wu Tang Clan, he severed his penis and attempted suicide due to his bout with depression. What can be done to look at mental health serious?
And of course, whatever is on YOUR mind....we can talk about it right HERE... right NOW..... just Don't Come out of a Bag, because if you do, I am coming out of a BIGGER BAG!!
All that and more, so make sure you have lots of crumpets, baby because we've got a HOT POT of Tea for your nerve, darlings.
Author Charles McNair has written Pickett's Charge, - essentially summarizing the history of the South through the blurry perspective of one old man, a character developed as the oldest living Confederate veteran. This man is hell-bent on heading north to kill the oldest living Yankee. But in the end, the book is really about reconciliation, redemption and forgiveness.
And especially now - 150 years after the war - this book helps demonstrate how much America has really changed and what it means to be America.
This is my last warning before leaving the wall to warn everyone that we truly are in the Great Tribulation. None of this is a coincidence. Russia invaded Ukraine technically 8/22, which this date is shown in the show "Prison Break." Now we are seeing this come out in the news. You better be ready spritually as I don't want any of you to fall away during this time of testing. Rejoice when persecuted, and always walk in the Spirit. God bless you.
Alexander O'Neal (born November 15, 1953) is an American R&B singer. He is best known for the songs "If You Were Here Tonight", "Criticize" and "Fake" and the duets with Cherrelle, "Saturday Love" and "Never Knew Love Like This"O'Neal was born in Natchez, Mississippi, but moved to Minneapolis when he was 20. He is an alumnus of Alcorn State University. He joined a group called "The Mystics" and played the local coverband circuit. O'Neal spent a short time in a group "Enterprise" before being recruited into Flyte Tyme, a band that included Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Monte Moir.
Later signed by Prince to the Warner Bros. label with their name changed to The Time, a disagreement with Prince led to O'Neal leaving the band and being replaced as lead singer by Morris Day. Allmusic profiler John Floyd asserts that O'Neal was ousted for "looking 'too black'",.
O'Neal immediately formed an R&B band called Alexander and recorded a 12" single, "Playroom," for a Chicago-based independent label, followed by the release of "Attitude" on the Rich Records Label. Three years later, in 1984, O'Neal signed a deal with Clarence Avant's Tabu Records. He did some backing vocals for other artists on the same label, including The SOS Band and Cherrelle.
O'Neal released his eponymous debut album in 1985. It included three singles that reached the top twenty of the R&B Singles Chart. The same year, he also scored his first R&B top ten single with "Saturday Love", a duet with Cherrelle from her High Priority album. "Saturday Love" song peaked at #2, and it also reached the top ten of the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #6.
Join us this week for another episode of your favorite sports show!
The NFL preseason is wrapping up and we'll discuss some of the biggest stories of the week leading up to next week's season preview and predictions show.
The Kevin Love trade is now official, and we will break down the trade for all parties involved.
Fred Perdue, now a Miami Hurricanes insider for Sports Talk Florida, will be with us as usual to talk about kickoff week in college football.
We'll also discuss the Floyd Mayweather Jr. literacy issue brought to the forefront in his ongoing beef with former pal 50 Cent.
We'll have all of this and MUCH more, so don't miss it!
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