Tag Archives: Culture

Reducing Recidivism

Educational and rehab services are badly needed. Information has to flow into the prison to the inmate. That information has to be clear and powerful enough to change adverse behavior. I write letters and grade lessons to do just that. Contact me to find out how you or someone you know can help.

Re-entry into society, or back to prison?

  • Why do so many inmates in the United States end up returning to prison after they are released? 
  • We learned of inmates who worked with prison guards to deal drugs. We heard about others who used drugs for the first time while incarcerated. Instead of getting rehab, those who came in addicted often got worse. We found inmates who used their time not to gain a trade but to learn how to more craftily commit crimes upon release.
  • Restrictions, corruption and limited educational and drug rehab services help ensure that more than 75% of prisoners return to the system within five years of release in America.
  • Candace Harp-Harlow, an inmate we met in Oklahoma’s Mabel Bassett prison, was the victim of sexual trauma — molested at age 6, raped at 13. She started self-medicating with drugs. Soon, she was addicted to Xanax. 
  • Through much of her incarceration, she continued to use. She also never got sufficient psychological care or job training. 
  • across the USA more than 48,000 legal restrictions limit, among other things, where former inmates can work, whether they can vote and their ability to get housing. 
  • Re-entry services have been shown to lower recidivism. Three years after incarceration, rates dropped between 6% and 19% in eight states that tracked recidivism from 2010 to 2013. 
  • A program that offers transitional services in Oklahoma, Exodus House, also managed to lower re-incarceration rates. Over seven years, only 13% of participants went back to prison. 
  • One memorable response, the one that most reflects what we saw, came from Pitman: “Are prisons in the U.S. failing inmates? I would say yes. But I would also say we as citizens are failing our fellow citizens.” 

Carlson Calling Out The Woke Capitalism Of Goldman Sachs

Tucker Carlson Calling Out The Woke Capitalism Of Goldman Sachs For Discriminating Against Straight White Men

“Diversity for thee, but not for me. That’s the real motto of Goldman Sachs.”

Whatfinger

Are Divorced Pastors Disqualified?

“Are divorced pastors disqualified? What does it mean to be ‘a husband of one wife’?”
Dr. Thomas Schreiner answers in Honest Answers | Episode 83

The day after I watched this video I then looked up some information on Paula White. Ok, we may want to lean toward the higher standard. I’m just saying.

Paula White – Wikipedia

White has been married three times.[22]

Her first marriage was as a teenager to the father of her son, Dean Knight.[62] In 1984, while she was living in Maryland with her newborn baby, she converted to Christianity. Her marriage ended soon after.[12]

Her second marriage was to Randy White. According to the book Holy Mavericks, a turning point in White’s life was meeting Randy White in 1991, a third-generation preacher in the Church of God denomination. White had divorced his first wife and was in the early stages of reviving his career as a preacher and evangelist. They met while he was visiting the church where White volunteered as a janitor. They became friends and dated for several months, working together in ministry projects. Less than a year after meeting, Randy proposed during a tour to Israel and she accepted. Shortly thereafter they moved from Maryland to Tampa, Florida.[10] On August 23, 2007, Randy White announced that he and Paula were divorcing. According to The Christian Post, White says the divorce was amicable, and they remain friends.[14][63]

In 2010 White’s relationship with married televangelist Benny Hinn gave rise to controversy after being photographed leaving a hotel in Rome holding hands. Hinn said “A friendship did develop” though “the relationship is over.” Both denied an affair.[64][65][66]

At the close of 2014, musician Jonathan Cain of the Journey rock band finalized his divorce from his second wife and became engaged to White. On April 27, 2015, the couple married.[67]

Wikipedia

Why did Paul ever take the time to talk about divorce and remarriage in the ministry if these guys and gals got it all figured out?

Christianity is SURGING Throughout the World!!!

A number of reports have come out of late that show that Christianity is just surging by leaps and bounds all over the world. The data really is nothing less than astounding. And I wanted to share this data with you both to encourage you in the midst of the secular hangover that stubbornly continues in the West, however temporarily, as well as give you some fixed points of reference to counter the rather silly notion that religion in general and Christianity in particular are dying out.

Turley

How America Ends

Important news on how and why immigration started destroying America in 1965. We cannot hang on to conservatism, because of the sheer numbers of people coming here with the hope that they can get what they could not get in their own country. By holding onto the belief that they can gain prosperity by voting for any form of government they feel like, they will damn themselves and us with them. God will prove His point that man is a fool.

“How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge? “Turn to my reproof, Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. “Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention; And you neglected all my counsel And did not want my reproof; I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes, When your dread comes like a storm And your calamity comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me, Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord. “They would not accept my counsel, They spurned all my reproof. “So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way And be satiated with their own devices. “For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them. “But he who listens to me shall live securely And will be at ease from the dread of evil.”

Prov 1:22-33

Post Globalism

A good statement on the demise of globalism. Modernity births no children.

It’s iron mixed with clay until the end. Its the toughness of iron mixed with the fine (ear tickling) pottery until that stone, cut out of the mountain without hands, falls to crush us all and put an end to all our woe and disappointments.

Texas Gets ‘WOKE’

Instead of taking $200k to fill pot holes, Dallas uses tax payer money to paint rainbow crosswalks. When things like this are done, does it make you feel more in sync with society or more out of sync with society?

He gives a marvelous illustration of how nature tends to go on its own from order to chaos to order to chaos. Can we expect “human” nature to follow similar paths? Should we use our brain to stem the chaos cycle or let it go?

Also included is reference to an interesting Daily Mail article titled “Berlin was a liberal hotbed of homosexuality and a mecca for cross-dressers and transsexuals where the first male-to-female surgery was performed – until the Nazis came to power, new book reveals.”

“There were twenty-five to thirty separate homosexual German-language periodicals that were appearing in Berlin, weekly or monthly. There were no other journals published anywhere else in the world until after 1945. Openly nudist and homosexual titles were displayed in the kiosks.”

What books did Hitler burn?

And as a courtesy I should say there is some video he posted of someone in Europe discovering the stop lights there no longer have the normal green light but promotes transgenderism. He gets a little ticked and uses some language. (He felt out of sync with what is going on.)

Pray for the peace of America.