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Old 01-11-2019, 12:04 PM   #2131
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Looks like Google Earth is Mercator.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:04 PM   #2132
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:58 PM   #2133
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The skeptical libertarian thinks we have too many prisons and not enough cops.

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The US and EU both spend about 1.2% of GDP on police and prisons, but while the EU spends about 5 to 1 in favor of police, the US spends just 1.5 to 1.
As a share of GDP, the EU spends 33% more than the US on police and 60% less on prisons.
In the US, the ratio has shifted significantly over time to favor more prison. Prior to the late 1970s, when incarceration rates started to take off around the country, the US consistently spent about 3 to 1 on police.
Comparing individual US states and EU members shows that the averages arenít being skewed by outliers. Only one US state had a higher police-to-prison ratio than any European country.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:49 AM   #2134
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We'd have to convince our police to be more like public servants and less paramilitary. Is that even possible?
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:14 AM   #2135
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You'd think it would be just the opposite. Convince the police to be less paramilitary and more military. Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out. That way you need fewer prisons.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:45 PM   #2136
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We'd have to convince our police to be more like public servants and less paramilitary. Is that even possible?
Not with all them military surplus toys they got. It'll never happen.
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:44 PM   #2137
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I assume they feel outnumbered and out gunned, if we fixed the out numbered we'd still be left with the outgunned problem...
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:13 PM   #2138
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I assume they feel outnumbered and out gunned, if we fixed the out numbered we'd still be left with the outgunned problem...
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:35 PM   #2139
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In places like Columbus, Ohio, police have to be ready to neutralize the threat posed by kindergarteners.
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A kindergartner brought a handgun and ammunition to school

… “School staff was advised by a caller that a student was walking in with what appeared to be a heavy object in their pants,” police officials wrote on the department’s Facebook page. ...
You never know who's packin' heat; or, what it'll take to put 'em on ice. Best to be prepared.
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:11 PM   #2140
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:38 PM   #2141
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Spray and pray.

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Old 01-17-2019, 12:08 AM   #2142
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People gravitate to the coasts...
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:33 PM   #2143
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I was 19 the first time, but at that time I knew everything.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:31 AM   #2144
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