Prison Industry Market

for joy reid report on prison labor cost of middle class jobsVietnam Protest Video- Eve of DestructionAccording to the Left Business Observer, the federal prison industry produces 100% of all military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet-proof vests, ID tags, shirts, pants, tents, bags, and canteens. Along with war supplies, prison workers supply 98% of the entire market for equipment assembly services; 93% of paints and paintbrushes; 92% of stove assembly; 46% of body armor; 36% of home appliances; 30% of headphones/microphones/speakers; and 21% of office furniture. Airplane parts, medical supplies, and much more: prisoners are even raising seeing-eye dogs for blind people.

In March, Coke installed five special phone booths in Dubai labor camps that accepted Coca-Cola bottle caps instead of coins. In exchange for the cap from a bottle of Coke—which costs about fifty-four cents—migrant workers could make a three-minute international call. The ad shows laborers in hard hats and reflective vests lining up to use the machine—and grinning, for the first time in the video, as they wait. “I’ve saved one more cap, so I can talk to my wife again tomorrow,” one man tells the camera. More than forty thousand people made calls using the machines. Then, in April, after the booths had been up for about a month, the company dismantled them.

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Meet Generation Z: No Hitting; No Name-Calling–Justin Beaver; Chris Brown

Gen Z is the first generation to be truly a global one.•Social media has made it easy for them to take up social causes. Not only are the music, movies and celebrities as global for them as they have been for previous generations, but through technology, globalisation and our culturally diverse times, the fashions, foods, online entertainment, social trends, communications and even the “must watch YouTube videos and memes” are global as never before.  Page 22 August 21, 2014 Young Observer Meet Generation Z By Sarah FellowsThursday, Generation Z is one name used for people born after the Millennial Generation. There is no agreement on the exact dates of the generation with some sources starting it at the mid or late 1990s or from the mid 2000s to the present day.mlkgallery_10 This week Young Observer gets up close and personal with this Generation who will be running the world two decades from now.GEN Zs Social media has led to a sense of social justice, justin-bieber-studio-instagram-1376664015-custom-0 larr_rwanda-88700473ddfff873d943583b05a5beb0fb58820a-s800-c15 before after hemp art B9kswhSCEAAdZ6p.jpg-large ‘Gen Z’ Gen Z more willing to splurge on health foods%0A%0A let american farmers grow hemp green&brown Hemp Farmers before after hemp art Everyone is looking for a hook.”[1] They define the Homeland Generation as people born from the year 2005 to the present day. In 2012, USA Today sponsored an online contest for readers to choose the name of the next generation after the Millennials. In the article, journalist Bruce Horovitz wrote that some might call the term “Generation Z” rather “off-putting” and a name that is “still in-the-running”.[4] Some alternate names were proposed including: iGeneration, Gen Tech, Gen Wii, Net Gen, Digital Natives, Gen Next, Post Gen, and Plurals.[1][5] In 2013, Jeanine Poggi reported in Ad Age that Nickelodeon channel is looking to serve a new breed of kids born after 2005 whom it dubs “post-millennials”.[2] In 2014, Pew Research Center sponsored a contest to name the next generation after the Millennials. Names proposed include: the TwoKays or 2K’s (born after 2000), the Conflict Generation (the generation that grew up during the time of the Iraq War and War in Afghanistan), Generation i (or iGeners and iGens), @generation, the Swipe Generation, the Tweennials, and Screeners.[6] iGeneration (also abbreviated as iGen) is a name that several individuals claim to have coined.

Why HempPsychology professor and author Jean Twenge claims that the name iGen “just popped into her head” while she was driving near Silicon Valley, and that she had intended to use it as the title of her 2006 book Generation Me but was overridden by her publisher. Demographer Cheryl Russell claims to have first used the term in 2009.[1] Songwriter and producer John Mayer attributes it to rap artist MC Lars.[citation needed]bl07_mavferic_col__1260541f Gen-Z-foodObama-MLK-Day-1 malala_2693021c Livinglongercostingmore Quotes Prohibition copy tumblr_lyuv2fQprh1qb4rk5o1_500 sudan2 Screen-Shot-2012-09-28-at-5.36.38-PM Saving passing the torch Gen Z Z -1 Matt Carmichael, a past director of data strategy at Ad Age, said in 2012 “we think iGen is the name that best fits and will best lead to understanding of this generation”.[1] In 2014, an NPR news intern noted that iGeneration “seems to be winning” as the name for the post-Millennials.[7] It has been described as “a wink and nod to Apple’s iPod and iPhone”,[1] while former Ad Age writer Matt Carmichael notes that the lowercase “i” in iGeneration “leaves room for interpretation” and “could be any number of things: It could be for interactive, it could be for international, it could be for something we haven’t thought of yet.”[7] The Pluralist Generation (also abbreviated as Plurals) is a name coined by marketing firm Frank N. Magid Associates.[1] According to Magid, the name “Plurals” reflects that they are the most diverse of any generation in the U.S.; Magid estimates that 55% are Caucasian, 24% are Hispanic, 14% are African-American, 4% are Asian, and 4% are mixed race or other.

At a Glance

•Gen Zs were born in the early to mid 1990s though 2010. •The Internet, technology, war, terrorism, the recession, and social media shape their lives. •Gen Zs are tech savvy. •Social media has connected them globally to their peers. •The internet has connected them globally to knowledge. •They are bright, and their IQ scores are higher than previous generations. Quotes Prohibition copy Rep. Gene Alday (R-Wells) •They are flexible in nature and expect flexibility from institutions. •They are accepting of diverse populations. Social Media •Gen Zs are always connected in a seamless cloud-based world of friends, data, and entertainment.

•Social media

and instant contact is very important to them. •Waiting for e-mails has never been part of the Gen Z world. •Social media has made it easy for them to take up social causes. They look for careers that will help the world. •Social media has led to a sense of social justice, especially when they are bombarded with images and news of war, recession, and climate change. •They love to “crowd source” for solutions on social media. Gadgets and Tools •Gen Z has become a generation of content creators and producers with today’s web apps and digital tools. •They consume most of their media on mobile devices. •Gen Zs prefer media that they can interact with as opposed to passive TV or print texts. •They want gadgets that are multi-functional (take video, reach the internet, play music). •They prefer websites, apps, and social media outlets that let multiple features like posting pictures, videos, text, comments, rate things, etc. In the World of Commerce •Gen Zs are not brand loyal. They will mix and match everything from clothes brands to philosophies. •Gen Z teens and preteens have the biggest impact on the economy for that age group ever. Their social media “likes,” product ratings, forum feedback has companies and marketers scrambling. •They spend more on the economy than any generation before them at their age. This is driven by gift cards like iTunes cards that are spent online. •They look for alternative ways to enter their professions as college costs soar. •Gen Zs are more concerned about purchasing environmentally safe products than the generations before them.

CELLULAR PHONES

Average age of receiving first cellphone Boomers: 50 years old Generation X: 30 years old.

1988 was the year of evolution in the cell phone Millennial Generation: 15 years old Generation Z: Nine years old.

  • They always have to have their phone with them! Socialisation •Gen Zs are always connected in a near seamless cloud-based world of friends, data, and entertainment. •Gen Zs expect to be able to work, learn, and study wherever and whenever the what. •Their day is filled with images and news from around the world, often describing terrorism, the world recession, and climate change. •Due to the access to a constant barrage of global news, Gen Zs are more socially responsible than the generations before them. •They will take their gaming lifestyle with them into adulthood. •They are described as growing up too fast, and also not at all! They grow up fast because of their exposure to so much disturbing news, but they will remain gamers for a long time and want school and work to be fun. •Gen Zs are closer to their parents than the previous generation because they watch the same TV shows, listen to the same music, and play the same video games. •They have less need for direction because they have access to all the answers, especially for things they are passionate about. •Parents tend to build too much easy-to-get self-esteem in their Gen Z kids. •High self-esteem plus easy-to-use digital tools lead the Gen Zs to think they can do anything. •Gen Zs completely take for granted the amount of data that they have access to and the speed in which they can access it. It’s a natural part of their lives. •Gen Zs are the most home-schooled generation in the modern public school era. Home schooling has made this group closer to their families. •Gen Zs have become emotionally attached to their digital habits, which keep them online even longer. Future Professionals •65% of grade school students will work in jobs that don’t exist today. •The biggest concern that Gen Zs voice (nearly 80%) is if they will have a job when they graduate. •Gen Zs want to enter the professional and technical “idea economy” while the largest growth is in the service economy. •They will be a different kind of professional, not a 40-hour week cube worker, but freelance contractors who solves problems with a particular expertise. •They are wary of long-term plans. They are not planning on 30 year careers at one place. •Gen Zs have the personalities of workers who back their bosses, but they will look for jobs where bosses “have their backs.” •Flexibility is important to them. Employers worry that they are so flexible that retention may be an issue. •Gen Zs will not be as loyal to companies as generations before them. They’ve witnessed the lack of corporate loyalty when their own parents and older siblings lost their jobs during the recession. •They expect quick results (promotions), and will keep their resumes handy and up-todate. •The recession will have them competing for jobs at all levels with much older adults.
•The Internet economy, cloud tools, and crowd-sourced funding have allowed Gen Zs to become successful online entrepreneurs, from selling their original music, video, and text content to establishing startups like http://www.dispatch.io

The Generation Z Learner

•Because Gen Z is from the digital generation, many teachers incorrectly assume that ALL are “digital citizens” and are aware of online hazards, managing personal information online, guarding intellectual property, tech savvy, and so on. •Their brains are wired for the fast delivery of content, data, and images from computers, videogames, and the Internet. •Educators are increasingly bringing game design and game theory into education with continuous grading, continuous feedback, clear goals, rewards, challenges, etc. •Gen Zs are driven by graphics in learning. They comprehend complex graphics better than previous generations. •They very much dislike lecture-test classroom. •Gen Zs are constant multi-taskers. •The like to have random access to information, love to explore using their own routes, need graphics, want it fun, and instant feedback. •Their digital world can be customised. They want their education customised, too. •Researchers says Gen Zs are smart kids and will be smart adults who can deal with a lot of data and make decisions. •The classroom challenge is that students are digital and many teachers are analog.

•Old school teachers tend to not appreciate Gen Z digital skills or how their brains are wired.

•Old school teachers are not prepared to teach the “future content” that Gen Zs love. Future content includes software, hardware, digital, technological, social media.

•Teachers are at a disadvantage because they aren’t as comfortable with technology as their students are.

•Access to so much data makes Gen Zs go for the quick answer rather than longer problem solving. •Gen Zs often do not take the time to determine the reliability of information. •They must be taught to discover, curate, and manage information. This will be essential in the “idea economy” of the knowledge era. •Fluid Intelligence (problem solving) on IQ scores has been on the rise since the 90s. Game designers like to take credit because their multi-player, problem-based games went viral at the same time. •Creating “cheats” and hacking games are a sign of brilliance in the Gen Z world. This doesn’t reconcile with their education world. Teachers don’t reward short cuts. •Gen Zs become incredibly more knowledgeable about their passions than the generations before them because they have access to so much more information, and they can network with peers across the globe who have the same interests. •43% prefer the digital learning and find it easiest to learn from the Internet.

•Parents are taking more responsibility in their children’s education, and they want options and choices.

•The gap between what schools are teaching and the needed skills of the future is widening.

•The Gen Z world is increasingly collaborative, and their school projects need to reflect that. •Gen Z students need to be challenged with project-based, active learning to meet the demands of the future. Dangers for the Gen Zs •Recession, war, energy crisis, and climate change leave them in a world filled with uncertainties. •Gen Zs are described as too dependent on technology. •Cyber crimes like bullying, identity theft, intellectual property theft are a dangerous frontier that are still not policed or regulated very well. •The cost of higher education is becoming prohibitive. •Gen Zs need niche skills, but one-size-fitsall education is slow to catch up. •Some Gen Zs do NOT have access to the digital world. Socioeconomic position and ZIP code play a large part in this. •Gen Zs face health problems associated with sedentary lifestyles. •Other generations must deal with Gen Z’s’ changing (or lack of) interpersonal skills that are driven by advancing technologies.

SOCIAL MEDIA

93% of Gen Zers say they visit You Tube at least once a week, 54% visit multiple time per day;

65% say they visit Facebook weekly;

only 38% visit multiple times per day;

26% visit Twitter weekly;

26% visit Google weekly;

17% visit instagram weekly

#KOCH is Black–#HEMP is Green

               I am telling you, why Americans over the age of 65, by contrast, oppose legalizing weed, 59 percent to 38 percent.

Anything Koch Produces out Chemicals is not sustainable but deadly.  Hemp is sustainable plant that grows like a weed; also, stronger than chemicals Koch produces, the junk in world’s garbage.

          Don’t fall for the lie. We are in this together and together we can fix this. We are limited only by our imaginations, which are vast. The first thing that  used to fight the original people was to ban mercantilism; taking away the peoples ability to be legitimate by banning hemp farming. Hemp was refined into sustainable and clean products such as hemp seed foods, hemp oil, beauty medicinal  supplements, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, plastics, trash bags, Steel, rubber and fuel.
As told by African Slavers: Hemp and the African
7 The African Dagga Cultures
          Long before greed and ambition prompted the countries of Western Europe to send their armies to conquer the New World, Europeans were exploring and exploiting Africa.
         The incentives that beckoned the white race to the “dark continent” were many, but chief among them were precious goods such as gold, ivory, and spices. Once they began to colonize the New World, however, European interest focused on yet another African treasure—the slave.
          The growth of the plantation systems in both North and South America had created a sudden demand for cheap and obedient labor, and to meet this demand Europeans, again, looked to Africa.
          Africa was no stranger to the slave trade. Human bondage is one of man’s earliest atrocities. It was commonplace throughout the ancient and early medieval worlds. But until the coming of the Europeans, slav-ery had existed on only a relatively small scale.
          Once the people of Western Europe “discovered” the continent, however, slavery became big business. Approximately ten million native Africans were taken from their homes between the middle of the fifteenth to the end of the nineteenth century to destinations sometimes halfway around the world, to be dis-passionately sold like chattel.

Frustrated at not being able to buy cattle from these natives at a reasonable price, the Dutch immigrants brought their own cattle to the Cape Colony, along with farmers (Boers) to look after them. The coming of the Boers, it turned out, signaled the en-slavement of the Hottentots.

At first, the Dutch and the African got on fairly well together. But as more and more Boers came to the Cape Colony, more and more of the Hottentots’ land was expropriated, including their valuable grazing fields. The Boers were not merely content with robbing the Hottentots of their land, they also began raiding their herds.

The Hottentots offered only a token resistance. They were herders, not warriors; and their spears were no match for gunpowder. To preserve their precious cattle, many of the Hottentots moved further north into the interior. Those who tried to make a fight of it were either killed or taken prisoner and made to serve as domestic servants for the rest of their lives.

Despite his disapproval of the drug, Thompson says that the white landowners cultivated cannabis for their servants, even though its effects were not in the best interests of the whites. The reason for this anomaly, explains Thompson, was that the white man used dagga “as an inducement to retain the wild Bushmen in their service. whom they have made captives at an early age . “11

There were some whites such as evangelist Hugo Hahn who shared Thompson’s belief that continued use of dagga was not in the best interests of the natives. Hahn had come to Africa to save the souls of the savages.

Their use of dagga, Flahn felt, was a vile habit that would keep their souls from ever entering heaven. Not one to sit idly by while souls were at stake, Hahn raided Boer hemp farms, burning the wicked plants wherever he found them. His actions did little to endear him to either the natives or the white settlers of the area.12

Although he could not have cared less about the souls of the na-tives, another crusader who condemned the natives’ indulgence in dagga was the famous American journalist Henry M. Stanley, whose rendezvous with the English missionary, David Livingston in 1871 is immortalized in his terse greeting: “Mr. Livingston, I presume.”

Unlike the compassionate Livingston, Stanley had little regard for the African native whom he described as “wild as a colt, chafing, rest-less, ferociously impulsive, superstitiously timid, liable to furious dem-onstrations, suspicious and unreasonable. . .”13

Stanley was in fact totally prejudiced against the native African. Regarding the natives’ use of cannabis, which he believed weakened their bodies and made them unfit to carry his cumbrous cargo, he wrote:

Certainly most deleterious to the physical powers is the almost universal habit of vehemently inhaling the smoke of the Cannabis sativa or wild hemp. In a light atmosphere, such as we have in hot days in the Tropics, with the thermometer rising to 140 Fahr. in the sun, these people, with lungs and vitals injured by excessive indulgence in these destructive habits, discover they have no physical stamina to sustain them. The rigor of a march in a loaded caravan soon tells upon their weakened powers, and one by one they drop from the ranks, betraying their impotence and infirmaties.14

Apparently, the unwillingness of the natives to risk their lives and to break their backs so that Stanley could become famous was not due to dagga’s weakening of their spirits.

The change in attitude occurred shortly after 1843, when the Republic of Natalia (Natal), on the northeast coast of South Africa, was annexed by England and made a part of the Cape Colony. Following the development of the sugar industry in the new province, more and more laborers were needed to work the fields. When native manpower proved unequal to the task, workers were sought from other countries, especially from the British colony of India, and about 6000 mainly low-caste Indians entered the country.26

Although brought over expressly to work in the sugar fields, these “coolies,” as they were called, left the fields as soon as they were able to satisfy their indenture obligations and they sought jobs in other indus-tries. Many became semi-skilled laborers, domestic servants, farmers, storekeepers, fishermen, etc. But while they fitted into the European way of life, they never became a part of it. Their dark skins, culture, social and religious background, and language set them apart from both the Europeans and the native Africans.

         Europeans were also suspicious of them because of their use of cannabis, a habit which they brought with them from India. Cannabis, the Europeans believed, made the “coolies” sick and lazy and therefore unable to work, and also led them to commit criminal acts.
         The Indian emigrées had not had to import cannabis seeds with them; cannabis was already a popular among the natives and it was probably from them that the Indians obtained their cannabis. It was not long, however, before legal steps were adopted to curtail such usage.
         By 1870, European settlers became so alarmed at the alleged dangers of cannabis to South Africa that they passed a law “prohibiting the smoking use, or possession by the sale, barter, or gift to, any coolies what-soever, of any portion of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). .”27
         But just as identical laws in other countries had no effect on the use of cannabis, so too was it ignored in Africa. In 1887, the Wragg Commission (named after its chairman, Supreme Court Judge Walter Wragg) concluded that the “coolies” were still using cannabis and that the drug posed a danger to white South Africans. Again, measures were taken to outlaw the sale, cultivation, possession, and use of cannabis. Such laws were no more successful than previous ones.
          In 1923, South Africa tried to enlist the aid of the League of Nations in outlawing cannabis on an international scale, but to no avail. Five years later, the country passed yet another anti-cannabis law. This was followed by still more anti-cannabis laws.
          The result was always the same–try though they might to legislate cannabis out of existence, South African lawmakers were never a match for the plant’s tenacious hold over its devotees.
          The safflower and henna supplied the women with dyes for the stuffs which they manufactured from hemp and flax.

Organic Hemp Oil Now… Why Hemp Oil?

Therapeutic Uses of Organic Hemp Oil
Cardiovascular Diseases – Most of the cardiovascular diseases threatening the health of people around the world are caused by the formation of arterial plaque, i.e. the deposition of blood components on the interior walls of our blood vessels. This process may eventually block blood flow and cause arteriosclerosis and strokes. LDL cholesterol, a sticky substance present in the blood, has been identified as one of the main contributors to arterial plaque formation. Among other factors, such as smoking and stress, the intake of the saturated fatty acids present in animal fat is known to contribute to a high LDL level in the blood. Reversely, dietary treatment of patients with daily doses of linoleic acid and GLA which correspond roughly to four teaspoons of hemp oil, has shown to rapidly decrease elevated blood levels of both, LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol. Thus, the regular use of hemp oil may help reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases.
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PMS – PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, can include varying intensities of painful muscular tension, swelling of the breast, nervosity and irritability as well as aggressivity and depression. Investigations indicate that women with PMS suffer from a fatty acid metabolism disorder. The ability to convert linoleic acid into gamma-linolenic acid and subsequently into prostaglandins is disturbed. A daily dose of 1.37 grams linoleic acid and 156 milligrams GLA over a period of twelve weeks has been shown to significantly improve the PMS related symptoms in clinical studies. This dose corresponds to only one teaspoon of hemp oil a day. Rheumatoid Arthritis – Some fatty acids, including gamma-linolenic acid, are indicated as effective anti-inflammatory and immune system stimulating factors. Daily oral administration of 1.2-1.4 grams of GLA (corresponding to eight teaspoons of hemp oil) over a period of twelve weeks has been clinically proven to significantly alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Other Diseases – A number of clinical studies suggest administration of GLA as preventive measure and as a treatment for multiple sclerosis, schizophrenic psychosis, and cancer. Multiple sclerosis occurs more frequently in geographical regions where the diet includes high amounts of saturated fats. Dietary supplementation of unsaturated fatty acids may have a positive effect on the course of the disease. In patients with schizophrenic psychosis disturbances are found in the fatty acid metabolism which might be treated through administration of essential fatty acids. Cancer treatment may be assisted by administration of linoleic acid and GLA. Cancer tissue and cells have lower contents of GLA and other related metabolites compared to healthy tissue. Linoleic acid enhances die-off of cancer cells, an administration of this essential fatty acid might therefore prove to have positive effects.
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A variety of health problems including heart disease, obesity, and certain cancers have been blamed on fats and oils. Most of these conditions can be attributed to an unhealthy lifestyle with excess dietary intake of improper types of fat. Health specialists recommend that fat consumption be limited to no more than 30 percent of the total calorie intake. However, fats are not only a source of energy, but also the source of two unsaturated, so-called essential fatty acids. They need to be included in the diet because they cannot be produced by the human body.