Throw Momma In Jail

Since the erection of Trump and his AG the use of jail time is going to be the answer to everything negative in out society.

It appears that the answer to all our crime problems is more jail time and longer sentences.

You could go to prison for life for selling drugs…depends on your race the amount of jail time…..of course you could get a hardy sentence if you rob someone using a weapon of sorts….but of all the dumbest jail terms is the one for sexting.

Sexting?  Yep, that inappropriate form of communication of sending sexual explicit photos and such through the text on your phone……teens seem to be the big users of this art form…..

The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill to criminalize “sexting” among teenagers. But that’s not all. This ominous bill also punishes their parents by making them face a 15-year mandatory, minimum sentence.

H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017, seeks to “criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes.”

Any person who, in a circumstance described in subsection (f), knowingly—employs, uses, persuades, induces, entices, or coerces a minor to engage in any sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing any visual depiction of such conduct, or transmitting a live visual depiction of such conduct; produces or causes to be produced a visual depiction of a minor engaged in any sexually explicit conduct where the production of such visual depiction involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and such visual depiction is of such conduct; or transmits or causes to be transmitted a live visual depiction of a minor engaged in any sexually explicit conduct.

I believe that something needs to be done….but throwing parents into prison for up to 15 years is a bit excessive.  But that is always a conservative’s answer to some crime…..more jail time….and we know how well that has worked for the War on Drugs.

Maybe get the parents more involved in their kids lives….instead of throwing them some electronics and ignoring them will help them in the long run.

Let’s say that the parent are thrown into prison does the child become the ward of the state?  Who will pay those bills?

As usual the Congress does what it does best….NOTHING that solves a problem only to create new ones.

Somewhere I believe there is something written about “cruel and unusual punishment”….if not there should be.  (that is called “sarcasm”)

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North Korea: Is It News Or Propaganda?

First off–I would like to thank all my friends from IST that have come here to follow my new attempt at blogging…..I cannot thank you enough….chuq

It began when North Korea fired off its fist nuke and continued through the many missile tests that have been conducted.

We Americans hear about the sad condition of the country with people near starvation….and the poor living conditions…..

The Op-Ed I will ask some questions that have been bothering me for a few months.

First there is the North Korean economy….by all Western accounts the country is in deep trouble….the people are near starvation and there is poverty everywhere….

Then a report from the Bank of Korea throws some cold water on the reports….

the Bank of Korea, the South Korean central bank, reported that last year North Korea’s gross domestic product grew 3.9 percent. That is the highest growth rate since 1999.

The 3.9 percent figure was, for most observers, unexpected. In the previous half decade, the North managed only an average of about one percent growth. It appears, therefore, that last year the regime managed to break out of a long period of stagnation.

The surprisingly strong result will lead some to suspect the Bank of Korea’s figure. Observers, however, have relied on the bank’s estimates since the early 1990s because Pyongyang stopped reporting data in the 1960s after the regime began to fail to meet its publicly announced development goals. The bank’s estimates have their obvious limitations because of the opaqueness of the North Korean system, but they show trends.

That is not bad growth.

Then there are the starving people……so far the reports that we get on the news the people do not appear to be starving.  I am not saying that they are not just that the ones seen on the evening news look pretty damn healthy.  And why if things are as bad as we hear why are not more people defecting?

I mean surely a bullet is more preferable than a slow starvation death.

Now on to the missiles…….

The big news is the latest test from NK illustrates that their missile could reach as far inland as Chicago.

the second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile demonstrated his country can hit the US mainland, hours after the launch left analysts concluding that a wide swath of the United States, including Los Angeles and Chicago, is now in range of North Korean weapons. The Korean Central News Agency said that Kim expressed “great satisfaction” after the Hwasong-14 missile, which the country first launched on July 4, reached a maximum height of 2,314 miles and traveled 620 miles from the launch point before landing in waters near Japan.

A physicist and co-director of the global security program at the Union of Concerned Scientists tells the AP that if reports of the missile’s maximum altitude and flight time are correct, it would have a theoretical range of at least 6,500 miles

The equation that it could hit as far inland as Chicago is by taking the launch and flattening the trajectory out…..to give them the Chicago target.

The same could have been used when the US test a rocket….or France…..our Japan

For decades the allies of America have been silently enabling the Kim regimes…..

Source: How America’s Friends Aid North Korea’s Missile Program | The National Interest

I am not saying that all the information given to us is wrong….only that some of it is adjusted to fit the paradigm that certain sectors are pushing.

We can speculate all we like but nothing will be known as accurate until he finally acts.

Personally, I do not think that the US would be his first choice for a strike….if that indeed is his desire.

If one puts aside prejudices and look at what has happening on the Korean Peninsula in the past decades then you could start understanding the position the country is taking….

Source: The Real Reason North Korea May Start a War | The National Interest Blog

Paranoia is indeed contagious.

Followers Galore!

Thank You!

I have been duly surprised……After only two days of resurrection GSFP has got 20 new followers.

I would like to thank all those that have shown interest and have chosen to keep track of my op-eds.

All this is much appreciated….I will try to not let you down.

In the days and weeks to come I will be offering my opinion on many different subjects and issues……I would like to invite all readers to participate.

Discussion and debate is how we find solutions to problems.

I look forward to hearing from all you in the future.

I thank all everyone from the bottom of my heart.

Turn The Page!

GSFP Reborn!

After a 4 year absence GSFP will return…..with some slight modifications….it will no longer be a state blog but rather an op-ed blog with posts written by Putzler Prize winner Chuq.

Subjects will include politics, science, society and anything else I feel the need to write about…..since I am an opinionated SOB I thought why not blog opinion only and let it go from there….

Hopefully some of the regulars from IST will stop by and check out the op-eds and join in the discussion/debate.

As an extra feature I have added a “Live Chat”….we will see how this works out….it may not last long but it is worth a try.

The first post will be forthcoming for the new and improved GSFP.

Breaking: State Judge blocks Open-carry law from taking effect.

This is a silly law….guns everywhere…..idiots with guns is never a good idea…..we will see how far this goes…legally that is…..

Mississippi PEP

A state judge blocked Mississippi’s open-carry gun law from taking effect next week, writing in a Friday ruling that the law was vague and that an injunction was needed to prevent irreparable harm.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd scheduled a hearing July 8 to consider more arguments about whether to extend the injunction.

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith requested that the law be blocked, and Kidd granted the temporary injunction during an emergency hearing.

House Bill 2 clarifies that people in Mississippi don’t need any kind of state-issued permit to carry a gun that’s not concealed.

The bill’s main sponsor, Republican Rep. Andy Gipson, of Braxton, said the law simply restates the state constitution’s right to bear arms. But some sheriffs and police chiefs worry people could become trigger-happy and hurt civilians or law-enforcement officers.

“I never thought I’d live to see a lawsuit filed to say…

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Fight Against Dirty Coal Plant

I got this email from the Sierra Club and wanted to pass it along….Mississippi is already the most littered state…so let us try and keep it a bit cleaner…if possible…..

Do you think $2.8 billion for a dirty coal plant is a good investment for Mississippi? Mississippi Power is proposing an enormous, dirty coal plant in Kemper County and will pass on the construction cost to their customers, causing monthly bills to increase by 200%!

Take action now to oppose Mississippi Power’s $2.8 billion dollar coal plant in Kemper County.

Mississippi’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is accepting public comments through the public hearing on February 5th.  We need your input as they consider granting the certificate of need for this multi-billion dollar, dirty, unnecessary coal plant.

There are cleaner, healthier solutions to Mississippi. There is over 7,000 MW of power in cleaner burning natural gas plants that are sitting idle while MS Power claims there are no other sources of energy.  Energy efficiency and conservation should be the “first fuel” that should be utilized and considered before saddling electric customers with billions of dollars of debt for decades to come.

Please submit a public comment now and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Take Action here: http://action.sierraclub.org/Stop_Kemper

If you love your state and want to keep it as pristine as possible….GET INVOLVED!