The Daily Populous

Sunday April 15th, 2018 day edition

image for Prison Currencies Ranked by Value: Ramen Noodles, Cigarettes, Mackerel

Gibson-Light writes, “Throughout the nation, we observe prison cost-cutting and cost-shifting as well as changes in the informal economic practices of inmates.

That practice is called punitive frugality, and it means that inmates are becoming increasingly responsible for meeting their own needs behind bars.

That forces them to prioritize items that can keep them healthy, and that’s where ramen comes in:.

Because it is cheap, tasty, and rich in calories, ramen has become so valuable that it is used to exchange for other goods.

Ramen is used to buy all sorts of necessary items, from food and clothing to laundry and hygiene products.

That ban made cigarettes too valuable to use as regular currency, but they are still incredibly lucrative in the prison economy.

The system needs to be reformed, and the Department of Justice’s decision to shutter private prisons is a great start. »

Ukraine Announces Plans To Quit CIS, Terminate Parts Of Russia Friendship Treaty

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced plans to quit the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and terminate parts of a friendship treaty with Russia.

Ukraine has been fighting against Russia-backed separatists in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk since April 2014, after Russia seized control of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.

Full members of the CIS include Russia and eight former Soviet republics -- Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. »

Tesla battery degradation at less than 10% after over 160,000 miles, according to latest data

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Battery degradation is one of the biggest concerns for electric car owners and potential buyers, but data from Tesla battery packs have been very reassuring so far.

Now the latest data shows less than 10% degradation of the energy capacity after over 160,000 miles on Tesla’s battery packs.

CEO Elon Musk has been hyping even more potential for Tesla battery pack by once referring to a battery pack that Tesla was testing in the lab. »

This Texas Bar's Response to an Anti-Beer Ad Is Brilliant

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According to the ad, you could die in a coma or lose your kingdom.

Avoiding booze, on the other hand, could result in you becoming "great in the sight of the Lord.".

In response to the ad, the Imperial Taproom posted an image of the advertisement on their Facebook page and is now letting customers use the ad as a $1 coupon. »