September 25, 2008

Video: Can Mama Make it all better? Truth or Lie?

Posted in America, bad decision making, Business, Cheating, Crime and Punishment, decision making, democrats, gambling, lack of integrity, lie of the day, managing money, McCain, No humor in this, Policy, Politicians, Politics, Republicans, responsibility, satire, self help, Taxation, The Economy, the poor, Trends, trust, voting tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:03 pm by jimwilbur

Students at WASU have been talking about this video and others. Many students have expressed dismay and wonder if this can really be happening.

Join the students of WASU and let us know what you think.

Can Mama make it all better?

Here at We’re All Screwed University students seek the truth!

September 20, 2008

Should Prostitution be Illegal? Truth or Lie

Posted in America, Business, Crime and Punishment, decision making, Medical Conditions, men, Politics, responsibility, Society, women, Work tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 2:46 pm by keithwilbur

Worlds oldest profession, right?

I have frequently heard it said that prostitution is a gateway to drugs and crime. It seems to me that this is true but only because prostitution is illegal and forced to be practiced in league with other illegal activities. Through forced association, prostitution does become a gateway to other crimes.

If prostitution were legal it would be regulated like any other business. Prostitutes would be sex workers with rights and privileges, advantages and disadvantages like any other employee. There would be some crime and corruption no doubt, to the extent that there is crime and corruption in legitimate businesses not forced into association with illegal activities. Prostitution would become a service oriented business.

There are many lonely people who for one reason or another are not able to have normal relationships with benefits of sharing in a sexual way. The reasons for this may be medical, emotional, self-esteem issues, perceived social status or fear of intimacy and there there are likely many reasons I have not thought of that some men and woman might want or need this service. As citizens in a free country, I think their reasons for wanting or needing this service are none of my business. Legalizing prostitution would lessen the tax burden on the average citizen because these businesses would pay taxes and contribute to the welfare of the community by doing so. The cost of law enforcement could be reduced or the resources available to law enforcement currently be used to enforce laws against sex business could be redirected toward actual heinous criminal activities that actually DO harm to citizens such as those crimes related to violence, fraud and deception.


To further refine the title question: Why do taxpayers allow tax dollars to be wasted through criminalization of behaviors that may be deemed distasteful but that do not harm then further waste tax dollars to enforce those same laws?

It just makes sense to mind our own business, to allow people who want to provide these services and people who want to use these services the freedom to do so.

September 13, 2008

Is this what a Vader Indoctrination Video would look like? Truth or Lie?

Posted in Comedy, Crime and Punishment, fail, hope, Humor, Injustice, Justice, lack of integrity, losing, Religion, satire, Slitherintology, Society tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 4:18 pm by jimwilbur

If Darth Vader were to belong to a religion:

August 10, 2008

DNA tests clear men convicted of crimes

Posted in Crime and Punishment, Discrimination, DNA, Injustice, Justice, Politics, Society tagged , , , , , at 4:31 pm by jimwilbur

Whether intentional or unintentional, these five black males had their lives ruined. DNA evidence has cleared them in the eyes of the state and they have been released by the state after the state ruined their lives.

What lies were told, what deceptions were committed, to convince a jury of their supposed peers to ruin their lives?

  • CLEARED:  Marvin Anderson: Convicted of rape and other crimes in 1982 and sentenced to 210 years in prison in Virginia. He served 15 years.

  • CLEARED:  Ronald Cotton: Convicted of two rapes in 1984. He served10 years.

  • CLEARED:  Stephan Cowans: Convicted in 1998 of armed assault with intent to murder, assault on a police officer and other crimes in the shooting of Boston Police Sgt. Gregory Gallagher, who identified Cowans as the shooter. Released in 2004, after serving 5 1/2 years. He was shot dead in his home in 2007.
  • CLEARED:  Larry Fuller: Convicted of rape in 1981 and sentenced to 50 years in prison in Texas. He served 19 1/2 years.
  • CLEARED:  William Gregory: Convicted of rape and attempted rape in Kentucky in 1993 and sentenced to 70 years in prison. He served seven years.

The Truth is heavy, therefore few care to carry it.

Source: Real Clear Politics :: The Associated Press :: The Innocence Project.