Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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OK, ok, so I've been away for a while. Doing this was hard. So are several other things I'm doing. But I couldn't help but notice:



Oh, yea, Terry Childs is still in jail, and his incompetent management isn't.

While girl genius has something profound to say, some days the justice system down here has some appeal to me.

If you get into trouble (say, a car accident), the police tend to throw everybody involved in jail - at least overnight - and sort it out in the next morning (or in a couple of days, on a weekend)

This provides strong incentives to both parties to work their differences out before it becomes a government matter. It also balances the difference between the powerful and the powerless to some extent (regrettably bribery is common here), and ensures quicker justice, whatever it may be, for all.

As simply killing off the powerful idiots is not an option, locking them up might help to keep them from annoying others.

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