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Issue No. 23: October/November1999

things within

This issue hit the streets October 1. This is some of it. Enjoy.
Comments are appreciated.

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"Big House" of Horrors -- Prisoner Abuse in America's Jails
by Scott Bledsoe
The debate over the handling of prisoners in the system is becoming the center of several federal investigations around the country. But breaking the "code of silence" within these same systems poses the greatest obstacle in preventing further abuse behind bars. One thing is for sure, change needs to come soon.

Notes from the Cultural Wasteland: by Morris Sullivan
The conflicts of being an artist and how society is partially to blame.

MindPower: Hiding Lies in the Bush by Patrick Scott Barnes
As Bush Jr.'s campaign moves ahead, inquiries into his past drug use are appropriate because he's favored prison over treatment for drug offenders.

Overpriced Musings: Neat Ideas
by Don Pflaster
Dark agendas lie behind technology as DNA recognition becomes a reality.

Quickies by various writers
A little bit on a whole heck of a hell of a lot of CDs.

The U.S. Is Selling Out Taiwan by Auren Hoffman
China has made threats of taking over Taiwan. But, instead of supporting a democratic Taiwan, the U.S. is choosing to side with the People's Republic of China.

Stupid Rays by Chip McConnell
Beware of shopping carts while at the supermarket. And beware of those with them. Grabbing hold of that handbar gives stupid rays direct access to your brain.

What you're missing by not picking up your own copy of the October/November issue.

This issue's quotes:

"For the average American freedom of speech is simply the freedom to repear what everyone else is saying and no more."

--Gore Vidal

"When you say that you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice."
--Otto von Bismarck