Last updated on February 9th, 2020
This past week I saw recycling in the news in a few different ways. Three ways include recycled political news, recycling people through prison reform at a correctional facility in Chesapeake, VA, and new online guidelines for recycling waste in Hampton Roads.
Recycled Political News
With the impeachment hearings, there has been a lot of recycled news and opionions. Democrat politicians and liberal media sources recycle the narritive that Trump must have done something wrong worthy of impeachment. This is despite there being no evidence revealed of a crime being comitted. Republican politicians and conservative media sources recycle the point that the inquiry designed by the Democratic majority unfairly limits their ability to investigate. If your political conversations seem to go in circles, you may want to check out the book, “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations.”
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Most states designed prison/jail systems in the United States primarily and sometimes solely as a penal system. They simply punish those who broke the law. The better places use a corrections institute concept where prisons also give training to prevent future law breaking.
I saw a sign on a used car dealership: “Jesus recycles people, we recycle cars.” We should design prison systems to deter criminal activity. There are lots of Christian charities that help reform prisoners while they are in prison. For example, Good News Jail and Prison Ministry – Hampton Roads Regional Jail and Saints Prison Ministry. Also they partner with chuches like Tidewater Baptist. Some help them before and after they get out; like Prison Fellowship. Some prisons do more of this than others.
One example is the Chesapeake, VA system; The Virginian-Pilot Digital Edition wrote a piece about it: Law & order: Hampton Roads. Also consider the Democratic Virginia Attourney General from The Virginian-Pilot Digital Edition: Justice reform needs to be a priority in Virginia.
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Hampton Roads Recycling Guide – Have you been guilty of throwing trash into recycling bins? That is a waste of time, energy, and money. If it happens enough, the contamination could result in a lot be unrecyclable. When done right, re-using, reducing, and recycling conserves resources. General guideline is to only put paper, drinking bottles, and cans into recycling, but additional rules can apply. Avoid wishful recycling, only put in what will help.
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