I’ve actually read otherwise: for instance, aboriginals in Canada (a very socioeconomically disadvantaged population) suffer from far higher rates of suicide than non-aboriginal Canadians.
Just to add in here the whole socio-economic factor in crime: criminal populations are largely non-Caucasian, as are the populations of death row. Does that seem like an equitable system of justice? If non-Caucasian people, who tend, on the whole in America, to be poorer off than Caucasian people, are bearing the brunt of a system that endorses capital punishment, then it seems obvious to me that there is a socio-economic component (ie endemic poverty in non-Caucasian communities) that is leading to a higher crime rate. Also, I don’t think it comes as controversial to anybody that crime rates are higher among minorities. Is that because we are somehow “too soft” on them? I certainly think not, and am willing to guess it has much more to do with poverty than with not threatening people enough with the death penalty.
It’s also more expensive, on average, to execute someone than to imprison them for life. Cool government policy, Republicans who shriek about excessive government spending!
“yes, texas executes mentally handicapped people. [!!!!]”
In the spirit of this video: UPVOTE!
It’s from the Garden State lecture series on characterization.
Agreed! I really hated Away We Go! But I also really liked Greenberg! “Movies, you are tearing me apart!” -Tommy Wise-no.
My ex-girlfriend looks like EXACTLY like Optimus Prime.
It’d be like a person made out of week-old shower soap.
Um check out 1997: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119715/
Some of us are working on our Cup-and-Ball 3D screenplays as we speak.
Also best series of endings of a movie ever.
I’m glad the director chose to include the pan-out to show all of the ships lined up like game pieces. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have made the connection between the movie Battleship and the board game Battleship.
There are volcanoes on the moon. Your argument is invalid. [Nicholas Cage's hair photoshoped to look like a volcano.jpeg goes here]
I love the interrobang at the end of the last option. JUST STUMBLED ACROSS US!?!?!??! Such urgency!
I actually heard an interview with Charlie Kaufman that backs your point, tiredandwired. In the interview (Might have been a “Special Features” addition on the DVD, total Special Features-head right here), he said that the burning house was supposed to represent Samantha Morton’s character’s decision to undertake a path in life that she knows will lead to ruin, but that she freely accepts any way. I think that’s a pretty relate-able point because how many times in life do we make decisions that we know in the long term will harm us, but at the time we’re just like “Ehhh fuck it, why not.”
It’s their “Bella.”
-Harry Potter and the Metal Gears of Solid.
Just found my new personal introduction to strangers to be used from now till forever.
Toronto meetup! Videogum International! Much like CNN International: same trampoline accidents, vaguely unidentifiable accents.
“A variety of calculations have been performed to determine if cow tipping is physically possible.”
Cool calculations! I’m sure next on their chopping block was carbon-dating the age of the mooniverse.
Steve Winwood does have a point in that we can find the images aesthetically pleasing (Cf. va-va-va-voom), but also find the implications of these images as problematic as they are AWOOGA AWOOGA.
Lord knows that’s how Chris Farley got discovered!
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