Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Greatest Show on Earth

 ~ When Ted Cruz introduced himself at the debate last night, I thought he would shout “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!” at any moment. If he went on the program for the next 3 years, I think he could easily win the Presidency.

I thought Jeb's head was going to explode when The Donald refused to apologize to his wife for a previous statement. It's obvious that Jeb is used to getting his way.

 ~ I was a bit taken back after reading all the Wise County Grand Jury indictments in August, especially the number of drug charges. The cost of dealing with these crimes must be staggering.

There is no telling how much revenue is generated by the legal defense sector. With the large number of offenders, cutting deals with prosecutors look to be the most efficient and profitable solution. I remember an old saying, “a good lawyer knows the law, but the best lawyers know the judge”.

 ~ I predict the prison population to either double over the next decade or catch and release on parole en mass. Making a living by illegal means is a formidable temptation, especially during hard times. It’s an easy option, void of most bureaucracies other than the justice system.

 ~ After contemplating all the chaos going on, I wondered if there was such a thing as “peak population”. What is the maximum population the earth can sustain. After a Google search, I found numerous projections and the numbers vary between 9 and 12 billion, and most theorize it will occur between the years 2070 and 2100.

Historically, humans have gone to war for resources or religion. Now that many countries have the power to literally destroy the earth, what would keep them from taking action if they were dying from lack of resources to survive?

 ~ NPR had a good article on the Federal Reserve and its meeting this week. What caught my attention was their ability in “creating money”. That’s very powerful.

 ~ Little kids getting drunk on hand sanitizers? Yes, it’s becoming more frequent. Alcohol comes in many packages and concentrations.

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