Monthly Archives: April 2021

WonderfulThingsDone

Because of a short delay in the scheduled blog (Trading Apps I Use), StraightfromthePen.com is providing a complimentary post for WonderfulThingsDone.net, the sister site of WonderfulThingsDone.com.

Recording an event may benefit anyone who purchase and uses one of the promoted products listed below: Action Cam, Binoculars, Body Cam, Dash Cam, or Trail Cam to watch and record anything within view.

At no additional cost to the customer, we may receive a small commission for products or services purchased through this website. Paid commissions do not necessarily influence decisions to advertise or promote products or services.


REXING SALE

Please enjoy 10% off storewide and FREE shipping over $99. Coupon: REXING2021

Rexing is one of the top dash cam sellers in the North America Market. Save now on many products. Dash Cams provide great evidence in the event of an accident or other activities where pictures help to prove facts.

Protect yourself by purchasing one of these excellent products.

10% Discount Coupon Code: Rexing2021

Body Worn Camera | 2” Display | 1080p Full HD | 64G Memory | Record Video, Audio & Pictures | Infrared Night Vision | Police Panic Mode | 3000 mAh Battery | 10HR Battery Life | Waterproof | Shockproof

10% Discount Coupon Code: Rexing2021

Rexing A1 Two Way Action Camera | Front & Back 1080p@30fps | Wi-Fi Connect | Wide Angle | Wrist Remote Control | Sony IMX307 Sensor | Waterproof | Extreme Sports Camcorder | For Motorcycles, Bicycle, Sport Bike, Hiking, Cars

10% Discount Coupon Code: Rexing2021

Rexing Woodlens H2 | 4K Wi-Fi Trail Camera | 20MP CMOS Motion Sensor | Ultra Night Vision Distance | Up to 512GB | AV Output | 12 Month Standby | Surveillance Cam for Hunting Games and Wildlife Monitoring

10% Discount Coupon Code: Rexing2021

Rexing B1 Night Vision Goggles Binoculars | with LCD Screen | Infrared (IR) Digital Camera | Dual Photo + Video Recording for Spotting, Hunting, Tracking up to 300 Meters


Don’t miss these great deals on quality products that keeps an eye on everything within view. Check out the many other Rexing Products on Sale Now.

Rexing Dash Cam 10% OFF【SHOP NOW】

Parole in Wisconsin by Jason Glascock

From Jason Glascock, a captive in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

The post is complimentary to allow his voice to escape the confines of prison walls. Content is as submitted. Straight from the Pen does not express any opinion on the subject matter, content or the validity of any statement or claim made.


Photo by Mikhail Nilov on Pexels.com

Wisconsin’s Sin: Prison, Parole and Empty Promises

In Wisconsin, prison is a social program; it’s intended to provide the public safety AND afford PIOCs (persons in our care—prisoner) the opportunity to forge a better, healthier life. The system has two faces: 1) the public face of what is says it’s supposed to help people rehabilitate; 2) the face shown to the PIOC population that says the system is there to destroy the PIOC.

Parole is a system the state legislators have instituted to allow prisons to earn release through good behavior. Do your programs and you’ll be released. There is a date where prisoners become eligible for parole: 1/4 of the overall sentence. Then there are parole hearing until a Mandatory Release (MR) date is reached at 2/3 of the overall sentence. But, in 1994 the Wisconsin legislature made the MR into a Presumptive MR (PMR); it’s presumed the prisoner is will be paroled, but it is discretionary.

PMR is the game of parole. He legislative intent was to encourage people to complete treatment programs or face longer incarcerations. Since the law was enacted, it’s been the policy of Wisconsin to retain PIOCs as long as possible, which means past their PMR dates. Parole says ‘we will consider release if you complete treatment.’ By then it’s up to the discretion of the treatment staff whether you enroll and complete; no objective criteria exist. Men are terminated for such things as group member feeling the person isn’t being open enough. What the hell does that mean? And, we’re not talking about the facilitators, but the other PIOCs not feeling validated enough.

One of the frustrating parts from the prisoner perspective is that the creeps get out. Over and over again I see guys that can’t stay away from drugs, booze, or fantasizing over abusing females—the serious creeps— get released. It’s as if Parole selects the guys they know are going to fail in order to point to those released as the typical felon. The system is disgusting.

Then there is the out right, bald faced lying by staff; Parole included. They manufacture records, invent offenses and comments, permanently entering them into a record that they refuse to change, even with court orders to do so. There is no mechanism to challenge the record.

Another game is when Parole requires an approved parole plan but the supervision agents don’t investigate the plans until parole approves release. A catch-22. They deny us for not having a job, but employers don’t agree to hire a person 3 months before release. They deny us for not have a residence, but to rent 3 months before hand you need that month’s rent, a month ahead, a security deposit, and 2 more months to cover up to release; ≈$5,000. Who has that?

The Parole “board” consists of one person making decisions on if they are “comfortable” seeing the person released. There is no objective criteria. Even the completion of treatment doesn’t guarantee release. They completely reject the federal and State’s dept’ of Justice reports regarding recidivism rates and their so vaunted COMPASS test that show petitioning PIOCs to be low-risk. Parole will just say a prisoner is high-risk, and—BLAM!!!—it is so, despite the evidence.

Prison, in Wisconsin, is a social program to help rehabilitate people. It places people into a situation to devalue everything they are, dehumanize, disempowering, isolate and handicap them to the greatest extent possible. Education is considered a threat to security and kept essentially nonexistent. They limit our to resources for educating our selves.

They have a great CNC vocational program, but only a few PIOCs fit the criteria for enrollment; virtually no one can enroll. Out of 24,000, only 7-10 get a chance. Transfer to a minimum prison so the prisoner can work in the industry prior to release is promised, but Wisconsin DOC doesn’t keep that agreement.

What a wonderful social program!


Promotional Content

At no additional cost to you, our valued customer, we receive a small commission for a product or service purchased through this website. The commission does not necessarily influence the decision to advertise or promote a particular product or service.

Protect yourself with a new dash cam from Rexing, one of the top dash cam sellers in the North America Market. Save ten percent on all purchases. REXING Affiliate – WonderfulThingsDone


Coming Soon! My view on trading apps: Charles Schwab, SOFI, Stash Investments, CashApp, and Webull.

Happy Easter from Wayne T. Dowdy

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Happy Easter to those who celebrate!

What surprised me was to learn that the Stock Market is closed on Good Friday every year, since Easter is a large marketing opportunity for retailers.

Thousands of Easter Sales are going on as I type, which will now turn to After-Easter Sales to attract more customers looking to save on left-over products on the shelves. Sale prices will continue with many companies after Easter passes over.

One business I promote is Rexing that now has a sale on several great items relating to dash cams and other visual monitoring devices. Visit WonderfulThingsDone for a promotion I wrote as a Rexing Affiliate.

In reference to affiliate marketing, my most popular blog on this website is PriceWaiter Affiliate in which I wrote about another company I promote, PriceWaiter. That blog blessed me with several new followers and the most likes ever for any single blog post. I am grateful for each!

As for Easter, I commented to a customer at Goodwill about Good Friday celebrating the execution of Jesus Christ, and it not seeming to be so good to me for Him to have been killed. Of course she explained that it is celebrated because Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Now that is one thing, but I still cannot figure out what little chickens and rabbits have to do with Easter?

Beside that, I don’t know of any rabbits that lay eggs either but Easter Eggs and milk chocolate rabbits have been around for decades, long before the stock market began trading for profits. I am hoping to find After-Easter Sale Prices on Stocks. 🙂