Re: Didn't need no welfare state (Was: Re: news...)

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Thu Apr 20 2000 - 17:10:18 MDT wrote:

> In a message dated 4/20/2000 1:36:27 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
> >
> >
> > It is not enough energy to be worth collecting i.e. it would be a net
> > loss, when you take the overhead into consideration.
> Oh like the overhead of prisons now is not a net loss....
> (Beans and cornbread had a fight...)

I'm kinda siding with Nadia on this one. Many prisons already have gyms, and
they do get used. Why not make the exercise machines such that the energy
expended is put to some use, since its already being expended anyways. Put an
incentive on it, make each kWh generated worth x amount of time off their
sentence...heck I bet the prison system could produce some Tour de France
winners after a few years...

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