5 thoughts on “New Texas Prison Regimen: Let Them Eat…Each Other – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. RE: “You say you don’t like cannibalism? Well, how much better does Texas treat its poor and prisoners? No, it doesn’t eat them…yet.”

    MY COMMENT: “Forget it, Jake Richard. It’s Chinatown Texas.”

    SEE: “Pastor Strangelove”, by Sarah Posner, American Prospect, 05/21/06

    (excerpts)…Besides his million-dollar compensation package, Hagee has a portfolio of other ventures, including a cattle ranch in south Texas that may have religious significance. Many evangelicals believe that the arrival of a “perfect red heifer” will signal the end times. In the Old Testament, burning a red heifer and sprinkling its ashes is described as a purification ritual for priests entering the temple. Ultra-orthodox Jews believe that the birth of a modern perfect red heifer will herald the arrival of the messiah, leading to a confrontation with Muslims over the Temple Mount, where Jews believe the Temple will be rebuilt. Some evangelicals likewise regard the red heifer as a harbinger of the ultimate showdown at the Temple Mount, which they believe will be the site of the Second Coming. And they believe that time is near.
    To many other observers, the advent of the red heifer threatens to provoke a violent struggle for control of the Temple Mount, with worldwide repercussions. In the late 1990s, a group of unidentified Texas ranchers reportedly bred a perfect red heifer, which generated excitement in evangelical circles until the animal sprouted some black hairs.
    Six years ago, the John C. Hagee Royalty Trust paid more than $5.5 million for a 7,600-acre ranch in Brackettville, Texas, where cattle are raised in a venture with the Texas Israel Agricultural Research Foundation, a nonprofit outfit operated by the pastor… Earl said that Hagee wants to share information to improve the production of livestock, particularly cattle, with an Israeli research project, but otherwise claimed to be unsure of the particulars. Dr. Scott Farhart, an obstetrician and trustee of the John C. Hagee Royalty Trust (and an elder at Hagee’s church), did not respond to a request for comment, nor did the director of
    the ranch…

    ENTIRE ARTICLE – http://prospect.org/cs/articles?articleId=11541
    ALSO SEE: Is the Red Heifer Here?http://jesus-is-the-way.com/RedHeifer.html

  2. Anybody here who is interested in prisoner welfare/the campaign against the death penalty might want to consider joining Lifelines, Human Writes, or a similar organisation:


    Death Row prisoners receive penfriends through these groups. It can be quite a harrowing thing to do, but it means a lot to get a letter addressing you by your first name when you’re in a place where you’re either your surname or a number.

  3. “send ‘em a few chops and ribs as a consolation.” Consolation nothing: The families can barbeque these choice pieces and keep the condemned alive, that is, through transubstantiation. (Honestly, I’d be a little wary of pursuing this idea in Texas.)

    Texas. Left it in the rear view mirror twenty years ago. Ihad tried to get along with the handle “Bubba” but it just didn’t work.

  4. A few years ago, some Texas legislator wanted to out-source Texas prisons to China. They were to hire cheap Chinese guards, but somehow Texas/US law would still apply. Happily, this idea went nowhere, perhaps because PRC leaders would never accept extraterritoriality again.

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