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Solutions to Problems, Profits from Misery & Decline: Investments in Prisons and Wisdom from Fredoneverything



April 22, 2008 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: CRN.DL , CXW , GEO

"To grasp American immigration policy, to the extent that it can be grasped, one need only remember that the United States forbids smoking while subsidizing tobacco growers."

Fred Reed


I wanted to address my post, yesterday: Being a Bearish, Does not Mean I am Depressed or that I will Eat Bugs… (unless I have to).

“What are solutions abitare? Anyone can complain? Don’t come to us with your problems we want to hear solutions!”

So I will try to provide some solutions in order to allow the Fools to sleep better at night. Lets address two of my Bearish issues:

8. Massive unchecked migration from the third world to the first world

19. The US has the world’s prison population that costs an average of $55 per person a day to care for. This is a systemic problem take look here:

Teddy Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson in 1965 set this process in concrete.

I am not the expert on the mass migration issue. I will refer you to Fred Reed. Fred is an American expat, who lives in Mexico. Fred is a former Vietnam VET, Soldier of Fortune and DC Police journalist. He is a well traveled, candid, red neck, “been there done that kind of guy” and a philosopher. For those Americans, who have never left US, Fred can explain the world in a language you might understand.

He has a popular blog:


The Art of Unpolicy

"We say to impoverished Mexicans, “See this river? Don’t cross it. If you do, we’ll give you good jobs, a drivers license, citizenship for your kids born here and eventually for you, school for said kids, public assistance, governmental documents in Spanish for your convenience, and a much better future. There is no penalty for getting caught. Now, don’t cross this river, hear?

”How smart is that? We’re baiting them. It’s like putting out a salt lick and then complaining when deer come. As parents, the immigrants would be irresponsible not to cross.

The problem of immigration, note, is entirely self-inflicted. The US chose to let them in. It didn’t have to. They came to work. If Americans hadn’t hired them, they would have gone back.

"The rest of the article is here:

You can profit from the unchecked Mass migration. Prisons will become more crowded as mass migration of poorly educated and low skilled workers will resort to crime if they cannot find employment. Prisions are a major growth industry look here:

Four Prison Stocks Worth Locking Up in Your Portfolio

6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On April 22, 2008 at 9:09 PM, AnomaLee (29.09) wrote:

Prisons, huh? It's been a long-time broken system but I never ever thought about investing in them until you....


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#2) On April 22, 2008 at 9:14 PM, abitare (30.15) wrote:

Prisions are sadly a growth industry, as long as lobbiest write the legislation and allow open borders with entitlements benifits.

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#3) On April 23, 2008 at 12:30 AM, lquadland10 (< 20) wrote:

Have you seen the shows that go behind the walls? I say put all white collar crimals in the cal. shue, not the country club jail.(OFF TOPIC.) I forgive them all. Now is the time for 1776. I am one mad mom and I don't know how to do it yet but bush cheney polisy reed clinton obama mccain perry lamar smith hutcheon are going out of bussiness. Bush Holds Joint Press Conference with President of Mexico and Prime Minister of Canada
Washington Post Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:42 PM PDT
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: Mr. President, Mr. Prime Minister, welcome to the great city of New Orleans. Thank you all for coming as well.    (Joining the three countrys.)    Bush asks Congress extend 2002 farm law for year
Reuters via Yahoo! News Tue, 22 Apr 2008 4:02 PM PDT
U.S. President George W. Bush on Tuesday called on Congress to give up its deadlocked negotiations over a $600 billion farm law and pass by Friday a one-year extension of the 2002 law, popular in farm country.   (but not for the taxpayer)VA Conceals Vet Suicide Figures From CBS To Downplay ‘Epidemic In Suicide’»

Yesterday marked the opening day of a class action lawsuit brought by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), arguing “that failure to provide care is manifesting itself in an epidemic of suicides” among veterans. The VA denies the charges, pointing to increased resources devoted to mental health.

Today, CBS News reports that the VA apparently concealed veteran suicide statistics, and fed the news organization faulty data for a story on the issue. The VA told CBS that there were 790 attempted suicides in all of 2007. Yet shortly after, the VA’s head of Mental Health, Dr. Ira Katz, wrote in an e-mail to the VA’s top media adviser that there were “about 1,000 suicide attempts per month among veterans we see in our medical facilities.”

The e-mail exchange shows that the VA hoped to keep the statistics out of CBS’s hands:

From: Katz, Ira R.
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:27 AM
To: Chasen, Ev
Subject: FW: Not for the CBS News Interview Request


Our suicide prevention coordinators are identifying about 1000 suicide attempts per month among the veterans we see at our medical facilities. Is this something we should (carefully) address ourselves in some sort of release before someone stumbles on it?

From: Chasen, Ev
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:40 AM
To: Katz, Ira R.

I think this is something we should discuss among ourselves, before issuing a release. Is the fact that we’re stooping them good news, or is the sheer number bad news? […]

Suicide among veterans — even those who seek help from the VA — continues to be a huge problem. Just last week, the VA Medical Center in Dallas, TX, officially closed its psychiatric ward after a fourth veteran this year took his own life. Often veterans cannot get help right away: According to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, “The average wait-time for a disability claim” — including mental health problems — “is 183 days, or about six months.”

Katz had attacked CBS last November, after a report exposed 6,200 veteran suicides in 2005. Katz claimed that the number “is not, in fact, an accurate reflection of the rate.” Yet just three days later, he sent an e-mail acknowledging that there are “about 18 suicides today among America’s 25 million veterans,” a fact that “is supported by the CBS numbers.”  ( More misleading figures, Why? THEY TOOK THE TOTAL OF ALL VETERANS FROM ALL THE WARS NOT JUST AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ WAR. WHEN DID WE HAVE 25 MILLION MEMBERS SERVE IN THOSE 2 WARS>THAT IS NOT COUNTING ALL THE ONES THEY DON'T SEE. ) is it bad enough yet aba?  They are hurting the ones who are protecting me. What else can I do for them? I am talking to some of my friends tomorrow in the Service and get their take on it. More of the cost of War.Sorry to cross talk posts.     Now I will go look into the 4 prison stocks you pointed out. Blah....If this is your good news ........ you know Aba, I liked it so much better when I was four. It was so much better then. Heck when I was 5 I was watching cartoons and they interrupted the show to tell us the president was dead. Then they showed the film of him being killed. Talk about freak out. Well tomorrow is another day. Rock On. LQ

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#4) On April 30, 2008 at 11:29 PM, lepersinmyhead (32.90) wrote:

I don't know it seems to be karma from the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.  I mean we steal California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico from Mexico and we are complaining about a few thousand Mexicans coming back to their homeland?  Get over it.


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#5) On May 03, 2008 at 11:00 AM, abitare (30.15) wrote:


Thanks for the reply. Although I think you must be under the effects of some illegal narcotics?

 We are not children here, of course... The US was created by Guns, Germs and Steal. The nation and most of us are on the winning side of the formula. Columbus did not discover America, millions of people were already here. But Columbus did begin the Guns, Germs and Steal campaign that gave us this great country, lifestyle and freedom. 

few thousand Mexicans? 

This week? I am talking about a mass migrartion, significant change in demographics and a significant financial burden. We are looking at different numbers, mine numbers are posted where are yours?

If they are Mexican and this is the US, how is this their home- land? 

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#6) On May 06, 2008 at 2:31 PM, imobillc (< 20) wrote:

 lepersinmyhead  vs  abitarecataniaI

don't understand the bickering between the two of you, by the way I am not choosing sides here. Why would anyone in their right mind be worrying about immigration policy? Worry about bigger things such as: The economy, the environment, life ..........

abitarecatania are you an american indian descendant?

If your answer is no! Then in one way or another one of your ancestors might have been an (un-invited) illegals too. Immigrants are the blame for everything.  it's so easy.....

Ask former workers of The Bear Stearns  if an illegal alien (or immigration) was the caused of their job loss. 

I don't think so...... 

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