Picture of the Prison of Socrates in Greece The prison population in Greece has seen a steady rise within the last dozen years. Below are some of the numbers. Prisoners in Greece Year Capacity Population 1998 4,332 6,150 2005 5,584 8,72 2008 7,543 11,243 2009 9,103 11,736 2011 9,223 12,586 http://www.athensnews.gr/issue/13477/52110 Now, with the country […]
The West Midlands and Surrey police departments, among others, are facing budget cuts, so the UK government is planning on privatizing parts of the police force to private contractors. Several UK cities, such as Lincolnshire, have already opted for privatization, while the West Midlands and Surrey have opened up bidding to do the same. As […]
The focus of this article is to explore the vicious and unlawful history of US intervention in Iran’s government. It’s from my brief: War with Iraq and Afghanistan, rhetoric for war with Iran: In 1953, the United States CIA led by one of President Theodore Roosevelt’s grandsons, initiated a coup in Iran (Operation Ajax) to remove […]
Michael Vick has signed a $100 million contract to play for the Philadelphia Eagles over the next six years. Coming on the heels of a lengthy prison sentence and status as a third-string quarterback for the Eagles just a season ago, this mega-contract is part of, according to Ashley Fox at ESPN, “an amazing, redemptive […]
As the media deals with erruptions in the Middle East and elsewhere as so many bee bees in a bag what is overlooked is that the US has been and is now involved in World War Three. Actions in Libya, Yemen, Tunisia, Iraq, Afghanistan and more can only be seen under the umbrella of a […]
“We need to live within our means,” I hear people say. And I always wonder, why can’t rich people live within their means? Their means are really great. They could actually make do with a lot less than their current means, and still have nice yachts and summer villas and trips to Bermuda or wherever the hell rich people go.
The costs for the last G8/G20 event in Toronto are so outrageous, that you’d think they were joking. If only they were. The final tab ran over $1.25 billion. Some of the costs were: $80 million for food and accommodation $34 million on telecommunications and electronics $17 million for vehicle rentals and transportation $4.5 million […]