Frank Defelice 
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Re: “Speaking Tango with Trio Garufa

Great piece!!! As a tango dancer and instructor I usually shy aware from ballroom tango, but teach mostly Argentine Tango at Crystal Ballroom Studio in San Jose. Tango is one dance in which dancers have to improvise, otherwise just dancing school figures is boring!

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Posted by Frank Defelice on 05/31/2012 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Letters for the Week of April 25, 2012

I doubt education would reduce recidivism much. A person with a felony conviction is screwed for life, because employers don't want to hire ex-cons. You can work menial jobs or go back to prison. It's better than living on the street. Even with a college degree in engineering, you can't get a security clearance, the Government won't hire you, defense contractors won't hire you, and most employers won't either.

Posted by Frank Defelice on 05/16/2012 at 11:34 PM

Re: “How California's Prison Population Exploded

Do you have any statistics on this? (I know it's no fun not to feel loved, but to turn to crime???)

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Posted by Frank Defelice on 04/12/2012 at 12:26 PM

Re: “How California's Prison Population Exploded

Many people end up in prison because of stiff sentencing laws. The 3-strikes law is plain stupid, and unfair. If we had choices, yes, avoid crime. Do people (other than organized crime) choose crime as an avocation? Or is it because they don't have the breaks? Do kids from wealthy families go to prison? Do men of privilege go to prison? Very rarely. Prison is a receptacle for society's rejects.

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Posted by Frank Defelice on 04/12/2012 at 8:16 AM

Re: “How California's Prison Population Exploded

The Criminal Justice (!) System screws you for life. Employers usually won't hire someone with a felony conviction. This means it's easier to go back to prison than live on the streets. In prison you get minimal education, other than possibly welding. If you want to pass your GED, you're on your own. It's computerized and most inmates don't use computers. Unless the state passes a law prohibiting discrimination against ex-cons, prison population will continue to grow. That's unlikely.

Politicians, many corrupt themselves, run for office by being "tough on crime". Ex-cons deserve a break!

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Posted by Frank Defelice on 04/11/2012 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Will Yelp’s IPO Put More Pressure on Small Businesses?

YELP publishes character assassination and personal attacks. It's one thing to review the service or food, it's another to smear employers personally.

Posted by Frank Defelice on 03/13/2012 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Yelp and the Business of Extortion 2.0

I should mention our business is in San Jose.

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Posted by Frank Defelice on 03/07/2012 at 9:58 PM

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