September 1, 2015

ea8cc15cc1612650a113f3761dafbcc4Well I think I need to talk about crime and punishment. There’s been a lot written about the inequities of the judicial system based on race. I don’t think it’s based on if your black you’re going to jail and if you’re white you get a light sentence. Think it’s more along the lines of economics. If your poor and are accused of a crime your defense options are very limited because you can’t get the best lawyers. Ask OJ Simpson about that. His attorney Johnny Cochran stated after his trial that if he hadn’t had money to bring in witness’s he would have been convicted in a week. Instead he walked away a free man. I always thought the better way to have handled that would have been at the end of the car chase somebody yells gun and the cops just blow him away. Most states have done away with the death penalty because they feel there is the possibility of a mistake. They would rather spend millions of dollars keeping the man (or woman) in jail for life. Most other countries criminals consider being sentenced to an American jail the same as being sent to a country club. Until the American justice system much like the rest of the government takes wealth out of the equation this sentence from the declaration of independence will never be true. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Hopefully someday maybe my grandchild will be able to witness this. This is Flounder Saying Ciao from Medellin, Colombia.


January 23, 2014

miscellaneous_coverWe don’t really have a topic for today so we’re just going to ramble on for awhile. First up Justin Bieber got arrested for drag racing and being drunk he another one of those stars that get rich young and thinks he can do anything without worrying about the consequences. After all OJ Simpson got away with murder. Then a Vatican bank official already in trouble gets busted for money laundering. People with money seem to think there not like the rest of us. Some Japanese pitcher got a contract from the NY Yankees for 155 million dollars to throw pitch, which is like playing catch when we were young. He gets that and they want to cut teachers’ salaries some where it all went wrong and we lost our perspective or if you like conspiracies you can read Orwell’s 1984 or watch Roller Ball to see how they use our love of sport to divert attention from the real world. You I’m about 71 years old in human years and Jeff is 68 and we never fail to get surprised by the stupidity of people, buts that’s a topic for another day. The northern US is freezing so the anti global warming people are out again, but they should look at last year which was the warmest in modern history for the planet. Jeff is almost finished with his next book he would have been done already but he’s addicted to playing solitaire on the computer and posting stupid pics on Facebook. Well I’m done, didn’t have much to begin with, this is Flounder saying CIAO from Colombia