December 6th, 2009


It's just not healthcare where the US is at the wrong end of the scale.

A 2008 study found that more than 1 in 100 American adults are in prison or jail. One in every 31 adults (7.3 million) is in prison, or on parole or probation. One out every 45 whites is under some form of correctional control- and one out of every 11 blacks. 1 in 18 men and 1 in 89 women (races combined). Spending on corrections has risen by 400% in the last 20 years, outpacing all but Medicaid in growth.


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Pancake Sunday

Pancakes for breakfast today. Julie made some with splenda for me as an experiment - and they were great! And she even selflessly made them before she made her own (sugary ones). Which means that it was terribly unfair karma for her to sneeze while eating one five minutes later and end up with pancake in her nasal passages.

Apparently this is not recommended.