From Think Progress:
Arizona law enables the Arizona prison system to charge people $25 a head before they can visit their friends or family members in prison. As David Fathi, director of the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, explains, the fee will ultimately undermine the state’s ability to rehabilitate inmates: “We know that one of the best things you can do if you want people to go straight and lead a law-abiding life when they get out of prison is to continue family contact while they’re in prison. Talk about penny-wise and pound-foolish.”
Well because… I mean.. um… Ok, this is an excellent point.
I’m slowly working my way through Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. I’m almost through with the second book and I’m almost ready to throw in the towel. I know plenty of people who swear by this series but I’m starting to think it’s a love it or hate it thing. I’m just having difficulty with it keeping my attention.
Are you reading anything good at the moment?
I think the most common complaint I receive is about the advertising. People hate ads. I’ve tried to keep them as unobtrusive as possible (i.e. no popups, no ads pretending to be posts, etc) but I still get complaints about certain ads or people heralding adblock as a solution. The problem is that this site costs me money to operate which has been covered for the most part by those villainous ads.
I have asked some of those people who have complained what a better solution would be. Most of them have suggested a donation system to support the site. I have no idea if it is realistic to cover the site expenses by donations alone. But I’m open to giving it a try. I created a donate button on the right under site info. If Cynics are generous enough to support this site through donations, I will start scaling back the advertising.
Also, if you have any suggestions about how I could improve the site, (guest bloggers, more contests, more Bachmann!) please use this thread to rant.
Today’s question comes from Christina:
“If you could relive any day over again, Groundhog Day style, what day would it be?”
I’m gonna guess that the majority of answers to this will be either be babies being born or couples being wed.
And I’m going to be in that majority. It was the day I got married to the love of my life. We’re both shy and hate being the center of attention and we didn’t want to spend a huge amount of money. We decided to go to Vegas and get married in a small chapel. No stressing about caterers, or worrying about seating plans or how family would get along with each other. The focus was about us and our love for each other without any distractions. Perfect.
I’ve known several people who have left money in their hotel safe only to return to find it gone.