Daily News Digest April 28, 2016

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Daily News Digest April 28, 2016

Images of the Day:

Genocide in the Middle EastImageoftheDatGuns and the $20 bill ImageoftheDay2Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground RailroadImageoftheDay3 Quotes of the Day:

. . . Harriet Tubman was a shooter. She was an escaped slave. She undertook numerous missions to convey slaves to Canada along the underground railroad to Canada, armed with a pistol and saber. During the Late Unpleasantness Between the States, she acted as an armed scout for Union forces and participated in the Combahee River Raid. She was a Republican. . . . —  Guns and the $20 bill  

. . . These lesser known and cryptically reported episodes are illuminated by accounts of other more widely known characters. Harriet Tubman is generally depicted with a long gun or a revolver. Some modern researchers, seemingly squeamish about an armed Tubman, argue that her guns were always unloaded. John Parker of Ripley, Ohio defies such speculation. Parker aided the escapes of countless fugitive slaves. He recounts keeping, carrying, and fighting with guns, as well as an armed rescue of cornered fugitives from a river bank in Kentucky. . . . — Negroes and the Gun: Slaves, fugitives, freemen, and citizens 

… that a majority of respondents in Harvard University’s survey of young adults said they do not support capitalism suggests that today’s youngest voters are more focused on the flaws of free markets. The word ‘capitalism’ doesn’t mean what it used to,” said Zach Lustbader, a senior at Harvard involved in conducting the poll, which was published Monday. For those who grew up during the Cold War, capitalism meant freedom from the Soviet Union and other totalitarian regimes. For those who grew up more recently, capitalism has meant a financial crisis from which the global economy still hasn’t completely recovered.  . . . — Survey: A Majority of American Millennials Now Reject Capitalism

Our ability to secure new contracts to develop and manage correctional and detention facilities depends on many factors outside our control. Our growth is generally dependent upon our ability to obtain new contracts to develop and manage new correctional and detention facilities. This possible growth depends on a number of factors we cannot control, including crime rates and sentencing patterns in various jurisdictions and acceptance of privatization. The demand for our facilities and services could be adversely affected by the relaxation of enforcement efforts, leniency in conviction or parole standards and sentencing practices or through the decriminalization of certain activities that are currently proscribed by our criminal laws. For instance, any changes with respect to drugs and controlled substances or illegal immigration could affect the number of persons arrested, convicted, and sentenced, thereby potentially reducing demand for correctional facilities to house them. Legislation has been proposed in numerous jurisdictions that could lower minimum sentences for some non-violent crimes and make more inmates eligible for early release based on good behavior. Also, sentencing alternatives under consideration could put some offenders on probation with electronic monitoring who would otherwise be incarcerated. Similarly, reductions in crime rates or resources dedicated to prevent and enforce crime could lead to reductions in arrests, convictions and sentences requiring incarceration at correctional facilities. — Corrections Corporation of America, Form 10-K For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010

U.S.:

How Capitalism and Racism Support Each Other By Richard D. WolffRacismCapitalismSurvey: A Majority of American Millennials Now Reject Capitalism SurveyUS Pivot to Asia Poised to Enter Nuclear Phase by Peter LeeUSPivot Environment:

 Toxic Range: the Bureau of Land Management’s Growing Chemical Addiction by Katie FiteTo9xicRange Ongoing/Big Energy Disasters!:

Obama’s Offshore Drilling Proposal Based on Fossil Fuel Industry Research: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management used industry-funded reports to tout economic benefits of offshore drilling in Gulf and Arctic by Nadia PrupisOffshoreDrillingChernobyl at 30: Thousands Still Living in the Shadow of Nuclear Disaster: ‘The suffering caused by Chernobyl shows why we need to get rid of nuclear power for good,’ says Greenpeace by Deirdre FultonChernobylBlack Liberation/Civil Rights:

Bar-2Freedom Rider: Honoring Harriet Tubman by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

·     international solidarity BarDannyHaiphongBlack Lives Don’t Matter, Black Votes Do: the Racial Hypocrisy of Hillary and Bill Clinton by Richard W. Behan

·     Hillary ClintonBarRichardBehanHillary Clinton’s Support Base as Bogus as US Democracy by Eric Draitser

Economy:WallStreetOnParadeWhy the Vampire Squid Wants Small Depositors’ Money in 1 Frightening Chart By Pam Martens and Russ MartensMartensWorld:

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