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2012-07-13 05:25:47 PM  
piss up a rope
 
2012-07-13 05:28:54 PM  
That's all well and good, but shouldnt they be working to repay their debt to society instead of singing? Your tax dollars paid for it.

It is prison after all.

/candy assed libs.
 
2012-07-13 05:39:28 PM  

zorlack7: That's all well and good, but shouldnt they be working to repay their debt to society instead of singing? Your tax dollars paid for it.

It is prison after all.

/candy assed libs.


Exactly. If someone commits a crime - ANY CRIME - it is not just because they are bad people, but also because they are completely beyond hope. Any attempts to rehabilitate these people is an example of weakness and will result in more crime. We don't need these people back into society and contributing, what we need is to spend large amounts of taxpayer money keeping entire demographics of people locked behind bars and never give them a second chance.

Even though crime rates and instances of violence have trended downwards steadily over the last two decades, I like you am still horribly scared of the outside world and wet my bed every night in fear over imagined dangers. We must do all that is possible to punish these people and deprive them of skills they can use in the workforce, while simultaneously making as many nonviolent "offenses" as possible illegal. It is only then that we will truly be free.
 
2012-07-13 05:40:41 PM  
Fascism probably emanates from a native empathy deficit.
 
2012-07-13 05:42:02 PM  

zorlack7: That's all well and good, but shouldnt they be working to repay their debt to society instead of singing? Your tax dollars paid for it.

It is prison after all.

/candy assed libs.


Not to worry because, as the article pointed out, "Umoja was formed in 1993, but their future is in doubt because of cuts in state funding." I'm wondering why funding cuts would impact this? Do they have paid choir master teaching them how to sing? It's not like they'll be doing anything anywhere else for the next 15 to 25 years or anything. Why don't some of the geniuses working in the prison system figure out a way to turn this to generating revenue for a victim fund -- like maybe recording a couple albums of choir music?

Lastly, all the choir members are black -- how did that happen?
 
2012-07-13 05:43:55 PM  
Nobody knows the troubles I've seen.
 
2012-07-13 05:51:22 PM  

zorlack7: That's all well and good, but shouldnt they be working to repay their debt to society instead of singing? Your tax dollars paid for it.

It is prison after all.

/candy assed libs.


You are a prisoner of your ignorant mind.
 
2012-07-13 06:11:36 PM  
Ah, never really thought the World Choir Games would make Fark, pleasantly surprised.


Also, what are some of the old music programs in prison? I seem to recall it was Charlie Daniels or David Allen Coe (or both?) who sponsored prison music programs, among others I am sure?

Serious Comment (I know, I know, it is fark, but hell I will make it anyway):
If we consider there to be correctional and punitive aspects of prison, I would rather the folks on the inside be doing something for their minds rather than pumping iron or sitting in isolation, becoming even more sociopathic before they might be released.

Carry on
 
2012-07-13 06:36:27 PM  

MAYORBOB: Why don't some of the geniuses working in the prison system figure out a way to turn this to generating revenue for a victim fund -- like maybe recording a couple albums of choir music?


For the victims? You're kidding, right. They'd never do that.
 
2012-07-13 06:48:17 PM  

thursdaypostal: MAYORBOB: Why don't some of the geniuses working in the prison system figure out a way to turn this to generating revenue for a victim fund -- like maybe recording a couple albums of choir music?

For the victims? You're kidding, right. They'd never do that.


No, I'm not kidding. What do they have to say about earning money for a victim fund? They created them and it's not like they got much else to do with their time.
 
2012-07-13 06:54:06 PM  
Yeah, I'm really no good, but last time I was in prison, I was singing soprano.
 
2012-07-13 06:58:43 PM  

zorlack7: That's all well and good, but shouldnt they be working to repay their debt to society instead of singing? Your tax dollars paid for it.

It is prison after all.

/candy assed libs.


repaying their debt to society does not really involve handing over cash.

And the prisoners DO work.
 
2012-07-13 07:00:09 PM  

MAYORBOB: thursdaypostal: MAYORBOB: Why don't some of the geniuses working in the prison system figure out a way to turn this to generating revenue for a victim fund -- like maybe recording a couple albums of choir music?

For the victims? You're kidding, right. They'd never do that.

No, I'm not kidding. What do they have to say about earning money for a victim fund? They created them and it's not like they got much else to do with their time.


How are they going to earn that sort of money? Prison labor does not pay much.
 
2012-07-13 07:04:01 PM  

Oztemprom: Ah, never really thought the World Choir Games would make Fark, pleasantly surprised.


Also, what are some of the old music programs in prison? I seem to recall it was Charlie Daniels or David Allen Coe (or both?) who sponsored prison music programs, among others I am sure?

Serious Comment (I know, I know, it is fark, but hell I will make it anyway):
If we consider there to be correctional and punitive aspects of prison, I would rather the folks on the inside be doing something for their minds rather than pumping iron or sitting in isolation, becoming even more sociopathic before they might be released.

Carry on


the correctional an punitive aspects of being in prison is the fact that they are in prison.

As for pumping iron or sitting in isolation - you watch too many bad TV programs. Prisoners have jobs to do, Less than 200 of the inmates at Lebanon are in isolation.
 
ows
2012-07-13 07:11:42 PM  
can hit hose high notes on DEMAND.

/thats worthy of a fark award.
 
ows
2012-07-13 07:12:20 PM  
those

/damn
 
2012-07-13 07:36:29 PM  

chuckufarlie: MAYORBOB: thursdaypostal: MAYORBOB: Why don't some of the geniuses working in the prison system figure out a way to turn this to generating revenue for a victim fund -- like maybe recording a couple albums of choir music?

For the victims? You're kidding, right. They'd never do that.

No, I'm not kidding. What do they have to say about earning money for a victim fund? They created them and it's not like they got much else to do with their time.

How are they going to earn that sort of money? Prison labor does not pay much.


Well chuck if you'd have followed the thread upstream you might have noticed my suggesting maybe they could cut some recordings of choir music (maybe even some kickass gospel) and the proceeds of the sale could go to a victim fund.
 
2012-07-13 08:03:18 PM  
 
2012-07-13 08:07:25 PM  

MAYORBOB: No, I'm not kidding. What do they have to say about earning money for a victim fund? They created them and it's not like they got much else to do with their time.


What I'm saying is this: why would a for profit prison make money for victims?
 
2012-07-13 08:27:52 PM  

MAYORBOB: chuckufarlie: MAYORBOB: thursdaypostal: MAYORBOB: Why don't some of the geniuses working in the prison system figure out a way to turn this to generating revenue for a victim fund -- like maybe recording a couple albums of choir music?

For the victims? You're kidding, right. They'd never do that.

No, I'm not kidding. What do they have to say about earning money for a victim fund? They created them and it's not like they got much else to do with their time.

How are they going to earn that sort of money? Prison labor does not pay much.

Well chuck if you'd have followed the thread upstream you might have noticed my suggesting maybe they could cut some recordings of choir music (maybe even some kickass gospel) and the proceeds of the sale could go to a victim fund.


yea, because LOTS of people are going to by that album. What planet are you from?
 
2012-07-13 09:33:59 PM  
Thank you, Cheesus!
 
2012-07-13 09:51:31 PM  

zorlack7: That's all well and good, but shouldnt they be working to repay their debt to society instead of singing? Your tax dollars paid for it.

It is prison after all.

/candy assed libs.


i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-07-13 09:54:25 PM  
Haha because prison rape jokes are so funny!

Check your privilege bigots.
 
2012-07-13 11:33:29 PM  
www.northwestgamer.com
 
2012-07-14 12:01:57 AM  
My choral group is here at the World Choir Games (really!) so I'm getting a kick, etc.
 
2012-07-14 04:07:40 AM  
Let's see - singing in a choir requires commitment, practice, and team work. You have to be attuned to the needs of the group, not just your own.

Yeah, can't see why that would have any value at all. Not to mention that this is probably the first time any of those guys had won anything or been rewarded for something that required investment and patience.
 
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