Hah! Burn at the stake, perhaps? But first: don't envy us raging anons... With the length of the captchas TVRage forces us to fill, we may well become novelists... And speaking of at-some-length *** No fan of Morgan here, but a couple of rednecks pout like little kids... With a f--ing petition, no-less. Hilarious non-issue. *** I am not sure there has been a country, in the history, of the world, that had one-of-every-100 of its people imprisoned (with the exception, perhaps, of Nazi Germany). Where the corporate archbeast rulers, indeed, is supplanting what were normative, living (non-caged) wage-paying jobs with these 25-cents-an-hour prison slave labour "jobs" (disproportionately draw from a population which historically where actually chattel and then sharecropping slaves - maybe, a word on that, Spike Lee, or is being a multimillionaire somehow erased these truths away?) *** Certainly, the level of violence, guns (unprecedented), and otherwise (also), as well as fear-of-violence, are alarming to those of us looking in (conservatively, ten-times the rates in the country where I live in). Not to mention, various bizarre and destructive exceptinalist tendencies, like having a huge portion of the population indoctrinated to view, as a frightening Orwellian prospect, having in place the same universal health care, which every-single-other-developed-country has had in place for half a century --in my country, one-card gets you in the hospital, for-free - whereas in the US, the amount of paperwork and bureaucratic redtape the average patient (and doctor) has to fill, is truly nightmarish (all for ten times the costs, and one-tenth of the coverage)... Or, where the wealth of half the country is held by less than 400 individual billionaires; Optimates, to whom ordinary human beings outside of their own alien sphere, are seen as worth less than ants... And a Drug War that is in place to never, ever end; set to fill these aforementioned prisons, so that these new Roman emperors can make use of a steady stream of (again, disproportionately black) slaves... And a War-for-Terror that is in place to also never end (if Al-K doesn't exist, it will be invented, which of course, it was; and, if a Saddam isn't an ally, he will be WMD'd What-the-f*ck Barbecued, which of course, he was, as was the country of Iraq)... *** All of that, and much, much more (indications of a societal sickness in the extreme, that is), and it is a call to _ban Assault Rifles_, that twists some fascists' panties?(!) Tragico-comical, with a hint of pathos. Merry Christmas!