Thai Style Fried Sundried Beef Jerky, Neau Dad Deaw

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Thai style fried sun-dried beef jerky – Neau Dad Deaw by The High Heel Gourmet 12

I shouldn’t have posted the Kaeng Pa, or Jungle Curry, recipe without this beef jerky to accompany it with. They go great together. In fact, they not only go good together as two different dishes, but also, Neau Dad Deaw or Neau Khem can be added into Kaeng Pa as a source of protein, too.

What’s this sundried beef jerky, actually? It’s beef that is cut in thick strips, marinated in sauce and dried in the strong Southeast Asian sun in the midday for a couple hours. That’s why they call it Dad Deaw, which means single sun, or one-time sun. The beef will feel dry to the touch on the outside but soft and tender on the inside. It’s partially dehydrated marinated beef strips.

If you’ve ever been at a Thai restaurant that serves this dish, which most do, it might be listed as Neua Dad Deo, Neur…

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The “Broken Windows” Theory and Community Supervision:

WethePeople                                           Public Safety is Sometimes a Matter of Appearance

By Joyce McGinnis, Office of Legislative, Intergovernmental and Public Affairs (CSOSA Newslink, August 2003)

As CSOSA prepares to unveil its second Strategic Plan, which is currently under review at the Office of Management and Budget, we should pause to remember the literature and statistics that support what we do. Our supervision practices are rooted in the rich soil of criminal justice scholarship.

One of the most influential theories in recent criminal justice literature is that of “broken windows.” This theory, originally introduced in 1969, has been the subject of heated debate in all areas of law enforcement. In an article in the Atlantic Monthly, James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling discussed a study of foot-patrol policing in Newark, New Jersey. Interestingly, although the presence or absence of officers on foot patrol did not influence crime rates in the city’s neighborhoods, citizens perceived they were safer—and that crime was lower—if they saw a cop on the beat. Wilson and Kelling argued that the perception of safety was in fact the result of the police officers performing an important function. Foot-patrol officers maintained a “surface” order in their neighborhoods. They silenced boisterous teenagers, moved loiterers along, and noted unusual activity. They provided a visible law enforcement presence. Because residents felt that presence, they were more likely to enforce the neighborhood’s “rules” themselves.

The authors also discussed an experiment performed with an abandoned car. If the car was placed on a street in the Bronx, it was stripped of all useful parts and destroyed within hours. In quieter, more affluent Palo Alto, California, the car was not ransacked unless it appeared to be damaged. After the study’s authors smashed one window with a sledgehammer, passersby viewed the car as “disposable” and soon joined in the destructive fun.

Wilson and Kelling summarized their views as follows:

Untended property becomes fair game for people out for fun or plunder and even for people who ordinarily would not dream of doing such things and who probably consider themselves law-abiding…We suggest that “untended” behavior also leads to the breakdown of community controls. A stable neighborhood … can change, in a few years or even a few months, to an inhospitable and frightening jungle.

This theory had a significant impact on all aspects of law enforcement that touch the community. The “community policing” and “restorative justice” movements can be traced to this theory. Community involvement, partnership with law enforcement officers, and the idea that offenders should make amends with the community are all linked to the idea that visible involvement brings visible results. If people appear to care, then potential criminals will believe that they do care—and will respect their rights and their property.

By the close of the 1990s, public policymakers began to examine the applicability of the “broken windows” model to community supervision. A group of practitioners and policymakers convened as the Reinventing Probation Council in 1998. Their report, “Transforming Probation Through Leadership: The ‘Broken Windows’ Model” appeared in August 1999. Both the report and subsequent commentary on it have influenced CSOSA’s approach to community supervision.

The “broken windows” model of probation maintains that the primary “product” of community supervision is not services delivered to those under supervision, but public safety for the entire community. The authors argued that public confidence in community supervision had eroded significantly, and that to rebuild it, administrators and policymakers must adopt an approach that redefines the “customer” of community supervision to encompass all citizens—offenders, victims, and ordinary individuals. To that end, the authors articulated seven principles through which community supervision can be “reinvented”:

  1. Place public safety first;
  2. Supervise probationers in the neighborhood, not the office;
  3. Rationally allocate resources;
  4. Provide for strong enforcement of probation conditions and a quick response to violations;
  5. Develop partners in the community;
  6. Establish performance-based initiatives; and
  7. Cultivate strong leadership.

CSOSA has incorporated these principles into its program model. Our approach to community supervision is grounded in the idea that public safety is our most important outcome. Moreover, our Community Supervision Officers work in the community to maintain a visible law enforcement presence and contribute to public order.

While the “broken windows” model is a compelling statement of the public’s stake in effective community supervision, it does not address the significant needs and deficits that impede offenders’ desire to change. The offenders under CSOSA’s supervision must overcome significant functional deficits, poor work histories, and overwhelming drug addiction to establish a viable, crime-free lifestyle. A comprehensive community corrections system that ignores these needs and focuses solely on enforcement does little to increase public safety or public confidence.

Faye Taxman of the University of Maryland and James Byrne of the University of Massachusetts articulated this deficiency in a 2001 article, “Fixing ‘Broken Windows’ Probation.” Taxman and Byrne argued that treatment is an essential component of a successful, truly comprehensive community corrections strategy. They wrote:

Our review of the research … reveals that it is offender improvement in the areas of employment, substance abuse, personal and family problems that is directly related to recidivism reduction. At its core, offender change in these areas is precisely what probation officers should focus on during supervision.

In developing its supervision model, CSOSA recognized that the principles articulated in the “broken windows” model need not be viewed as conflicting with the provision of treatment and other support programming. On the contrary, the external control exercised through close supervision, meaningful sanctions, and surveillance drug testing can complement the offender’s participation in support programs. If the principles of “broken windows” are aimed at establishing a system of external accountability—the offender is watched and is punished when non-compliance is detected—treatment and other programming are intended to establish a system of internal accountability. Through success in treatment, education, job training, and other experiences, the offender learns that change is possible and desirable. He or she develops the desire to behave differently.

CSOSA’s supervision model adapts an influential theory to the realities of our population. It is a unique blend of accountability to the community and opportunity for the individual. Our success will therefore benefit both the public we serve and the offenders we supervise.


Again, there are so many problems with the bw law … Ask yourself, has the bw law lead to systematic population control civil unrest and civil rights abuses or an established system of internal accountability, job training or education to gain access an alternative lifestyle.  If you listen to the people who experience the “brokenwindows” law, the practice seems to only occur in white communities and in some instances the model is a great path toward jail time that does not meet the charges rendered. It’s no shock that unemployment among men&women of colour is high then include an arrest that could be because you couldn’t pay for a ticket or a misdemeanor changes your life forever. The solutions seem easy … stop treating people of colour as if they need controlling offer equal education jobs and strive for income equality for all, #blacklivesmatter ~Nativegrl77

They said: “they wanted to “catch him in the act”

It’s one of the saddest stories I’ve come across yet.

The Alabama girl who was assaulted by a fellow student in a middle school bathroom after school officials used her as bait to “catch him in the act” has faced a long and difficult road.

When we learned about the case here at the National Women’s Law Center, we were horrified. Since we’re experts in Title IX, we immediately called the local law firm the student’s family had hired and offered to help. We also called the U.S. Department of Justice and asked them to help. Last week, we, joined by DOJ, fought for her during oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit — and we’ll keep standing with her as the fight for justice goes on.

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Thank you, again, for everything you’ve already done to support the rights of women and girls.

With gratitude,
Neena Chaudhry
Senior Counsel and Director of Equal Opportunities in Athletics
National Women’s Law Center

Can a man be a feminist? a repost

Some time ago, the Harnisch Foundation awarded AlterNet a grant of $15,000 for our Gender Byline Project if we matched that amount from our readers, especially those who are on Facebook.

support women writers.

The reason for the project: In 2011, male writers still dominate the public discourse and have a much higher percentage of bylines in most corporate magazines online and off, even in progressive media. All of the money in this project would pay for content written by women.

Please help us support women writers.

Just last week, Ms. Magazine started a campaign against the New Yorker after the magazine went two full issues with only two or three contributions by female writers, in a close to 150-page magazine.

It’s not just the New Yorker. January’s issue of Harpers has only three out of 21 stories by women. The Nation’s latest print issue has four and a half female bylines out of 17 articles. The Atlantic did a little better, featuring five and a half female bylines, of 18 total stories.

Clearly, extra effort has to be invested in recruiting, assigning to, and developing emerging women writers, especially in areas where they are most underrepresented, such as politics, economics, and foreign affairs. We want to invest money in doing that. But truth be told, we have had a hard time raising this money. So far, only $4,000.

Please join us — Invest in women writers now.

Some of you, perhaps more our male readers, might wonder why gender byline fairness is important, given all the other challenges we face. It’s a fair question. But this is a personal issue for me and I think it’s extremely important. I want to tell you why.

Can I share a personal story?

I want to tell you a personal story about my growing up. I became a “feminist,” or let’s say I had my “consciousness raised,” as a young child, although I didn’t quite know what that was at the time. I think I was 7.

My female cousin was the same age as I, and almost a sibling since our families spent a lot of time together. As we grew, I started getting messages about how I was supposed to act around her: protect her, open the door for her, walk on the outside closer to the street. And there were other, more subtle messages that made me angry, but I didn’t know why.

As only a child with a fierce, idealistic sense of right and wrong can be, I tried to resist these messages without knowing what was really going on. But not very successfully. What I knew in my heart then was that my cousin was a better student than I, and much more talented as an artist, a dancer, and in other ways. But to people around us, my development – as the boy – seemed to be more important.

This pattern continued through high school and after. My uncle would give my father cigars when I scored touchdowns during high school football games, while my cousin would cheerlead in semi-obscurity. In student government, I was the president and she the secretary. And when my cousin wanted to go to law school, a conspiracy of her parents and her then-boyfriend convinced her not to go at that point, despite the fact that she was a superb student. Eventually her life took a downswing, involving serious struggles, and I can see a line from those first days when we were kids together.

Help us write a different story for women today.

The insight

Over the years it finally dawned on me why I was frustrated. I was being unfairly deprived — deprived of the talents, the ideas, the perspective of half of society. Often it was a point of view I very much wanted. Women’s voices and writing provided a balance to the macho orientation most successful boy students and athletes received when I was growing up in America.

When I came of age in the early ’70s I discovered amazing women writers — authors of sprawling, multi-layered novels like Marge Piercy and Sara Davidson. I was introduced to the work of brilliant thinkers like Dorothy Dinnerstein, Germaine Greer, and Shulamuth Firestone, whose ideas and social critiques made infinite sense to me, more so than many of the male thinkers did at that point.

The good news is, my cousin righted her life and went on to get her PhD. And in my life, I have sought out women writers, hired them, assigned them articles, because much of their writing and ideas have shaped me. They’ve been fundamental to who I am and what I value.

So that is why I think battling the gender byline gap — and it still is severe, we have tons of data to support it — is a key part of every issue we care about, and a lynch pin to our future success in creating the society we want. It’s important for men to get on board, because currently we are being deprived.

If you agree, would you consider making a donation? Help us battle the gender byline gap today.

So I don’t know if men should be called feminists. That’s probably up to women to decide. The important point is that despite the media hype about women out-numbering men in college and grad schools, those with the power and the big salaries in politics, business, and especially the media, are still men. Here’s a reminder if anyone needs one: the U.S. ranks 86th across the globe in the number of female elected officials. Don’t you agree with me that that is pathetic?

Please, men and women, consider investing in our “gender byline gap” project. All of the money will go to women writers. We would really like to free up the matching money sitting in a bank account somewhere and get it into the hands of women writers where it can do some good.

Thank you,

Don Hazen

Executive Editor


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