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Discussion: Food for Thought

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June 16, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
854 posts
Food for Thought
Food for thought:
Let's put the seniors in jail, and the criminals in a nursing home.
This way the seniors would have access to showers, hobbies,
and walks, they'd receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental
and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc., and they'd receive money instead of paying it out. They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance. Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them. A guard would check on them every 20 minutes, and bring their meals and snacks to their cell. They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose. They would have access to a library, weight room,spiritual counselling, pool, and education. Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, P.J.'s and legal aid would be free, on request. Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens. Each senior could have a P.C. a T.V. radio, and daily phone calls. There would be a board of directors, to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct, that would be strictly adhered to.
The "criminals" would get cold food, be left all alone, and unsupervised, lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week. Live in a tiny room, and pay $5000.00 per month and have no hope of ever getting out. Justice for all.

June 16, 2010
lemons
Men's 65
302 posts
Many of our jails have excellent playing facilities that would support our softball activities and in house medical personnel to tend to our aches and pains. Thanks, John and have a terrific rest of the season. Mel
June 16, 2010
Enviro-Vac
Men's 60
403 posts
E4 - best message I have read in a long time ...LOL
June 16, 2010
southpaw
Men's 60
733 posts
In 1971, at Ft. Lewis in Tacoma, Wa., our post team went to an island off the coast of Seattle. We went to a maximum security prison in order to play the prisoners' baseball team.
We had cracked bats, patched uniforms, a few new baseballs, hats, etc.

Rode over on a ferry, saw all prisoners in new Khakis on tour of the prison. Computers, tennis courts, basketball courts, putt-putt golf, softball fields, baseball fields, awesome library, and more.

We lost by more than 20 runs, went and had banquet style dinner (steak, chops, etc), then rode the ferry that evening back to the mainland.

Explanation for their very good team: they practiced all day, every day!
June 18, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1992 posts
What's wrong with that picture of jails? Let's get common sense back here. Go Sheriff Joe from Arizona!!!Great post E4/E6.
June 18, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
854 posts
I agree Go Sheriff Joe!
June 18, 2010
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
And how much does it cost to keep
someone in jail?
40 to 85 thousand a year???
More?
What about giving everyone 500 a week.
It would stimulate the hell out of all
the local economies and take the pressure off the rest of us
with some money left over???
June 18, 2010
stick8
1318 posts
Southpaw, computers in 1971?
June 18, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
854 posts
Stick give hiom a break, he's old. Probably meant a TV, they look the same to the older crowd.
Just kidding Steve! =)
June 18, 2010
southpaw
Men's 60
733 posts
Oops! Got carried away with my reminiscing. I think everything else was pretty accurate, but don't hold me to it!

Anyway, I think you got the point. Our crazy world seems to be getting crazier by the day.
June 19, 2010
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
mmm maybe in your state,but i have been to the prisons here in Texas with a mission group to play and i have seen none of that.maybe sheriff joe has been in contact with Texas prison czar's.
i have to get hold of my son as he is a CO at folsom in cali.
June 19, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
854 posts
Bob, it would still be better then most nursing homes. I'm sure we've all seen them. Disgraceful how our elderly are treated.
June 20, 2010
stick8
1318 posts
LOL Perhaps E4/E6. I've heard there were computers back in the 60's. I could be wrong here but I don't recall computers being common in the work place until the mid-late 70's.
June 20, 2010
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
E4/E6,your right about that,my gals uncle is in one and she has to keep on the home about him.
June 20, 2010
lazer larry
Men's 50
96 posts
mad dog, my aim was not at you. I'm looking for the same game you are. Stick8, hows it going. The weather has been so damn hot, softball is not to much fun. Trying to get the golf game back on track. Lazer Larry
June 21, 2010
stick8
1318 posts
Larry, all good here. Haven't played a 50+ tournament since the Indianapolis Brickyard back in early May. Been playing Utrip with the kids and doing a fair share of umpiring. I understand completely about the heat, it gets to you especially at our age. When are you guys playing/tailgating (lol)again?
June 21, 2010
lazer larry
Men's 50
96 posts
Stick, we'll be at the MidWest regional in the KC area. I skipped the Indy trip to go to a Big car show at the Lake of the Ozarks and oh yea my Anniversary also. See you guys in KC i'm sure. Just take it easy on us. Lazer
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