Charlie Phillips wrote: headhonchoII wrote: Charlie Phillips wrote:
ChewDawg wrote:There are lots of prisoners in Supermax prisons in the US that are fit as a fiddle. Why? Because they do 1000s of push ups and sit ups in their cell, which are on 24-hour lockdown.
Yes, let's use US supermax prisons as a global standard...and extend those conditions to everyone.
Amazingly he didn't turn it into a 'blame those lefty liberals and get a dig in at forumosa disciminative policies in the past' post.
Well, obviously push ups and sit ups are the way to avoid heart disease, physical and moral corruption, and masturbation. Only someone with a liberal arts degree could disagree.
I am saying that even with restrictive living conditions, many prisoners are fitness gurus because they have nothing but time on their hands. I have no problem with Chen doing some type of work outside of his cell (not a country club prison with hot springs though) as prisoners should have the right to be productive (albeit at a low wage). But don't be swarmy and blame the health problems on a lack of exercise. Anyone who wants to keep fit in a cell can do so. Blame the health problems on years of neglect.
I'm sure they'll then complain that menial tasks are below his former president status and are putting strain on his weak heart or whatever. Once it would be nice to see a politico just say "yeah I fucked up, I deserve my punishment and I am sorry." I wonder if Chen showed such remorse, if the system would be kinder to him.