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Ariz. sheriff makes inmates pedal for television
Arizona Daily Star ^ | 4/4/10 | KNXV-TV

Posted on 04/04/2010 4:49:05 PM PDT by Nachum

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has started a program he calls "Pedal Vision," in which inmates pedal stationary bikes to generate electricity for television sets.

The bikes are customized to turn on connected TV sets once inmates at Phoenix's Tent City Jail pedal enough to generate 12 volts of electricity.

An hour of pedaling equals an hour of television.

Arpaio says inmates only will be able to watch television if they choose to pedal.

He says he started the program with female inmates because they seemed more receptive.

Arpaio says the only exercise female inmates have been getting is speed-walking around the tent yard.

He says Pedal Vision gives them a reason to get moving and a way to burn calories.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: ariz; inmates; pedal; sheriff
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Well~! We can all get behind this "green initiative".
1 posted on 04/04/2010 4:49:05 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Excellent idea. Although I wonder if inmates in excellent physical shape is such a good thing. I wonder if we could hoook it up to the city power lines and make them power the city through pedaling all day and night.


2 posted on 04/04/2010 4:52:04 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Nachum

LOL yeah greenie heads are gonna splode.


3 posted on 04/04/2010 4:52:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum

Ed Begley should be proud, as I heard he as a pedal powered toaster.


4 posted on 04/04/2010 4:58:54 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Nachum

Great Fat Fighting Idea. Michelle should commend Sheriff Joe for a way to fight youth obesity. LOL


5 posted on 04/04/2010 4:59:47 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Nachum
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6 posted on 04/04/2010 5:00:16 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: cripplecreek
LOL yeah greenie heads are gonna splode.

LOL!!! That Sheriff Joe is sumpin else! When he's not busy saving Arizona, he's out there saving the planet!!!

7 posted on 04/04/2010 5:01:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: Allegra; SoConPubbie; SoCalPol; rintense; Lakeshark; Nachum

Love it!


8 posted on 04/04/2010 5:02:21 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: onyx

bttt


9 posted on 04/04/2010 5:02:48 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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He's awesome. Just awesome.

/begin sarc

Too bad he endorsed that flaming socialist Romney.

/end sarcasm

10 posted on 04/04/2010 5:06:40 PM PDT by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: Niuhuru

The sheriff has endorsed Jesse Kelly (R) in the AZ 8 race to unseat Giffords.

http://www.votejessekelly.com/news/2009/12/03/fundraiser-sheriff-joe-arpaio-benefit-jesse-kelly-congress-friday-december-18th


11 posted on 04/04/2010 5:10:20 PM PDT by randita (Sarah Palin has the same computer that I have.)
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To: onyx

I think ol’ Joe would make a wonderful Governor of AZ.


12 posted on 04/04/2010 5:11:04 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: randita

Here’s hoping we see a win.


13 posted on 04/04/2010 5:13:14 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: rintense

LOL. and “you betcha” he’s awesome!!!


14 posted on 04/04/2010 5:13:18 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: SoConPubbie

Indeed!


15 posted on 04/04/2010 5:13:44 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: onyx

wow, would be nice to seee the inmates of California help solve the issue of lack of energy for that Green State.


16 posted on 04/04/2010 5:14:37 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Niuhuru
Although I wonder if inmates in excellent physical shape is such a good thing.

It's not. That's why here in Ohio, we got rid of weights in prisons after a deadly prison riot in 1993.

17 posted on 04/04/2010 5:16:21 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: rovenstinez

Never happen in the inmate-coddled Leftist state of CA.


18 posted on 04/04/2010 5:18:07 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: Nachum

Yet another innovation in in penal services from Sheriff Arpaio! Not only is it a form of green power but it can be used to counter obesity in our jails.

Way to go Joe!


19 posted on 04/04/2010 5:19:38 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (California -- Ya es como Mexico)
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To: Nachum

Hey Joe do pay-per-view on the sports channel and let people bet on who generates the most juice too, there’s help for the budget too.

The ultimate bet would be how long it would take to fry someone in the electric chair that way.


20 posted on 04/04/2010 5:21:41 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Niuhuru

One of the mechanisms of law preventing the State from using prisoners as a resource, is precisely to prevent the State from establishing slavery. Of course, taxes more or less do the same thing, now.


21 posted on 04/04/2010 5:22:14 PM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: Nachum

ingenious. I think they should force the inmates to pedal, store the electricity somehow, and sell it on the open market.


22 posted on 04/04/2010 5:25:01 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Nachum

From “green” baloney to “green” energy! Sheriff Joe is da man! He’s keeping the planet green. (Except here in the desert southwest where everything is either brown or pastel colors.)


23 posted on 04/04/2010 5:25:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: Nachum
It gives them positive incentive too.
24 posted on 04/04/2010 5:25:15 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum

Years ago a National Lampoon cover showed a black man on a stationary bicycle coupled to a generator powering a television set as a white couple sitting on a sofa watched. The title of that issue was “Black Power Comes To South Africa”. In smaller letters was a caption “You Bring DeBeers, Let’s Have Apartheid”. Why do I still remember this shi*?


25 posted on 04/04/2010 5:34:36 PM PDT by printhead
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To: Nachum

Good for Joe! Teaching the tried and true - if you want something, you work for it.


26 posted on 04/04/2010 5:39:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: presently no screen name; Nachum

Tired inmates are also less likely to cause trouble.


27 posted on 04/04/2010 5:42:07 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Good point.

Go JOE. Hope he runs for governor and with JD in Senate - AZ will be one kick@$$ state!


28 posted on 04/04/2010 5:46:45 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: Nachum

Great work again, Joe!

Too bad the reporter doesn’t understand how batteries are charged. Twelve-volt lead-acid batteries are charged by chargers putting out 13-14 volts or so. You can’t charge a battery with 12 volts. Therefore, right after the inmates start pedaling, they are putting out more than 12 volts. A battery charged to 12 volts is only about 20% or less charged. When the batteries are fully charged, their output is about 12.6 volts to as high as 13 or more.

But I don’t expect reporters to understand anything having to do with science.


29 posted on 04/04/2010 5:49:46 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Nachum

Sheriff Joe - we love him like a hamster loves its wheel.


30 posted on 04/04/2010 5:50:08 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Nachum

LOL! It’ll be fun to see what the pro-illegals and the Communists whine about with this!


31 posted on 04/04/2010 5:50:30 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: Nachum

Not a bad idea maybe there is hope for this country.


32 posted on 04/04/2010 5:50:57 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: Right Wing Assault
Too bad the reporter doesn’t understand how batteries are charged. Twelve-volt lead-acid batteries are charged by chargers putting out 13-14 volts or so. You can’t charge a battery with 12 volts. Therefore, right after the inmates start pedaling, they are putting out more than 12 volts. A battery charged to 12 volts is only about 20% or less charged. When the batteries are fully charged, their output is about 12.6 volts to as high as 13 or more. But I don’t expect reporters to understand anything having to do with science.

You are assuming that there are batteries. I am not sure this is the case.

33 posted on 04/04/2010 5:52:27 PM PDT by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: Niuhuru
I wonder if inmates in excellent physical shape is such a good thing.
34 posted on 04/04/2010 5:56:36 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Nachum

Think globally, act locally.


35 posted on 04/04/2010 6:01:10 PM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Woebama; Nachum
Think globally, act locally.

Best post of the day!
36 posted on 04/04/2010 6:03:12 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: sionnsar

I’m not concerned about a fit/unfit body but more concerned about an unfit mind - therein lies a problem.


37 posted on 04/04/2010 6:04:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: Nachum

Maybe he can develop a peddle power air conditioner? I love this guy!

Pray for America


38 posted on 04/04/2010 6:10:07 PM PDT by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: Nachum

This guy is too much!

I agree. Greenie lib heads are going to totally explode!!!

He must spend at least an hour a day coming up with ways to freak out libs and dems...

HAAHAHAHA!!!!


39 posted on 04/04/2010 6:12:05 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: Nachum

great idea.


40 posted on 04/04/2010 6:14:52 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: printhead

I seem to recall that MANY years ago the concept was in a book (The Ugly American?) where it was used somewhere in Africa.


41 posted on 04/04/2010 6:17:00 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: SoConPubbie
I think ol’ Joe would make a wonderful Governor of AZ.

I think he would make a great POTUS.

42 posted on 04/04/2010 6:17:55 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: Nachum

Who wants to take bets on how long it will be before reports start surfacing that JOE IS A RACIST by even suggesting this?


43 posted on 04/04/2010 6:27:04 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: Nachum

Well~! We can all get behind this “green initiative”.

But-but all that motion converts oxygen to evil CO2! Will they need carbon credits?


44 posted on 04/04/2010 6:33:17 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Obama's vision for America...Green shoots and skittles, where pancakes grow on fritter trees.)
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To: LukeL

Yep, saw it on HGTV. While he touts his ‘green’ living he’s burning up mega watts of energy filming his life style for an entire show season.


45 posted on 04/04/2010 6:34:01 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Who wants to take bets on how long it will be before reports start surfacing that JOE IS A RACIST by even suggesting this?

Off hand I don't think it will be long.

Next big story for the MSM, right after the earthquake.

46 posted on 04/04/2010 6:34:51 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: SandRat

Nominated for best posting of the day!


47 posted on 04/04/2010 7:24:36 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ColdWater

I think you are right. It is probably just direct from generator to TV. Simpler.


48 posted on 04/04/2010 7:45:08 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

If there is no battery, does that mean they can take a break during commercials - and let the picture go dark? Not that much different (except for the bars on the windows) from me using my DVR fast forward for the same purpose.


49 posted on 04/04/2010 8:15:04 PM PDT by FirstFlaBn
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To: Nachum

Brings back memories of the old song about “I ride my bicycle...” and “Fat bottomed girls...” Wish I could remember all the words and who wrote it.


50 posted on 04/04/2010 8:39:30 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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