Tennessee jails have been shortening sentences for inmates who get vasectomies or birth control implants
Inmates in Tennessee can get up to 30 days cut from their jail time — on the condition that they agree to get a vasectomy or a birth control implant.
By Veronika Bondarenko

In other news, eugenics are alive and well in the U S of A.

BBQ Bean Burgers

Hmm. I’m going to do a drive by this time. I usually write some assortment of words here, but ahem–beans, spices, cheap, high yield, vegan, go.

  • 1 lb dried pinto beans, soaked and prepared to package instruction
  • 2 TBSP low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP Worcheshire sauce 
  • salt, to taste (beans are greedy for salt but remember soy sauce has quite a bit already)
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 TBSP paprika
  • ½ TBSP ground cumin
  • 1 TBSP garlic powder
  • 1 TBSP onion powder
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP flax meal soaked in 6 TBSP water (to make flax egg)
  • 1 cup rolled oats, milled into a flour

Directions: Drive by. Do your beans ahead of time. Mix the flax meal and water ahead of time, set it in the fridge. Mill oats, set aside. Mix all the salt, brown sugar, and spices together–mmhmm, set aside. In a food processor, puree the beans. You might need a bit of water to help break it apart but you might not! Spoon the bean puree into a large mixing bowl. Toss in the spices and pour in the soy sauce, Worcheshire, and flax egg. Stir the crap out of that. Toss in the oat flour and stir the crap out of that again. Form into approximately 4 oz patties. The mixture should make about 10-12 of those depending on accuracy. Heat up an oiled skillet, fry on one side, flip, and cover skillet with lid until cooked through. Do it batches because life sucks sometimes. They’re a little fragile at first but set up pretty well after cooling for a bit. Serve with sides and toppings.

The scenarios described in 'Unconsolable' are not fictional; most jails are overcrowded due to extreme wait times for their inmates, many of whom have not yet had a trial and may be innocent entirely

Lack of funding, people, and training leave many lost in the law enforcement jungle, often young black and Latino citizens, and with no Commissioner Gordon or Harvey Dent able to control the system enough to invest in something as simple as ankle bracelets for low level arrests, and certainly no Bruce Wayne to deliver infinite funding he knows will go to hiring more public attorneys or maintaining facilities, officer training, or mental health care for officers and inmates alike

I got praised for world building and I am always going to preen about that, but in this case, I woke up at 5 am in cold horror realizing someone might’ve thought that was Fictional.

The events in Gotham this last chapter WERE taken almost directly from real life. An excellent overview on the prison industrial complex is 13th on Netflix. The rest of this information was found through reading articles via Google, especially focusing on troubles in New York and New Jersey and how attempts to cut down on wait times have been made in those areas

anonymous asked:

(NAR) why do so many Americans choose to adopt children from outside of the US, like China, when there are hundreds of thousands of orphans in America who are suffering in the foster care system and who are struggling to get adopted?

I understand what you’re saying, and it’s really frustrating. There are some reasons outlined in the answer given by Douglas Beagley here. I don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with adopting from out of the country, as long as your goal isn’t to whitewash your children or force them into a culture they don’t want to be a part of, and if you’re not doing it to have some sort of white savior complex. I think the foster care system in the US is a separate issue that also needs to be addressed, but not as a way of dissuading people to adopt from out of the country



BAE plugs away at railgun technology research and testing.