Ruk Digest 8/28

Hello Fellow Rukkers!

For the first time ever since coming out with The Ruk almost a year ago, I am going to skip a week of writing. 

Next weekend for the Labor Day holiday I am going to be off travelling. 

So, I'm skipping a week, but will be back at it again on September 11th.

1.  You'd Never Think This, But Women Are The Fastest Growing Demographic In U.S. Jail Population

"Once a rarity, women are now held in jails in nearly every county — a stark contrast to 1970, when almost three-quarters of counties held not a single woman in jail."

In 1970, there were nearly 8,000 women in jail out of a total jail population of 157,000, or 5.1%.

In 2014, the number of women in jail swelled to about 110,000 out of a total jail population of 745,000. The ratio of women in jail increased to 14.8% from 5.1%.

"The study found that women accounted for 26 percent of total arrests in 2014, compared with 11 percent in 1960.

And the most common offenses that led to arrests involved drugs."

And unfortunately most of the women in jail are single mothers.

2.  Walmart Has An Out Of Control Crime Problem

It is estimated that there will be hundreds of thousands of crimes committed in Walmart stores this year.

200 hundred crimes so far in 2016 have been violent, including attempted kidnappings, stabbings, and murder. 

A possible reason for this...hardcore cost cutting by the retailer. 

"The company has one worker for every 524 square feet of retail space, a 19 percent increase in space per employee from a decade ago.

In terms of profit, all this has worked: Sales per employee in the U.S. have grown 23 percent in the past decade, to $236,804. For criminals, however, the cutbacks were like sending out a message that no one at Walmart cared, no one was watching, and no one was likely to catch you."

3.  Our World Is An Amazing Place

Check out this 4 minute video that was made using a drone to capture some really awesome footage. 

Scroll to the bottom once you click the link. 

DMV Upcoming Event

Baltimore Comic Con

 September 4th to 6th.

Song of the Week

Disco-y Fun

Jean Tonique Ft. Dirty Radio - Lit Up

Recipe of the Week

 Pics of the Week
1. This is a bookstore! Yangzhou, China
2. A bar dedicated to sparkling wine in Kiev, Ukraine
3. An amazing interactive light experience in Hong Kong
4. An extreme commute in Soweto, South Africa

Thought of the Week

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming,

‘Wow! What a Ride!"

- Hunter S. Thompson

I love this quote so much. 


Thank you for reading!
Be Happy and Keep Learning!
Igor B.M.