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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1455 on: May 05, 2014, 07:42:40 am »
He wanted a C14 but he couldn't find anyone who wanted to trade for his boat. He was a bit bummed that I have the faster bike.   :)

Wow, Allison boats are total bad-*ss too
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1456 on: May 06, 2014, 04:35:57 am »
Wow, Allison boats are total bad-*ss too

His Allison was some kind of limited/special addition too. He had a heck of a time locating that boat when he first bought it.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1457 on: May 06, 2014, 04:44:28 am »
I have jury duty today.  :(

On the plus side, the county courthouse is 45 mins away, it's a VERY scenic ride, and it's going to be 65 and sunny today.  :)

I took the long way to the courthouse yesterday, took me an hour. After sitting in the 'jury room' for an hour and a half (with 49 other prospective jurors) the judge came in and told us to go home because the defendant pleaded guilty 'on the courthouse steps' as the judge put it.

Took me three hours to get home.    :)
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1458 on: May 06, 2014, 06:37:10 am »
I went to jury duty once but could not ride my bike :-(  Still, it was quite interesting- there were originally 4 cases coming to trial and a gigantic jury pool. Half of the pool was dismissed the first morning but I got to stay. As the cases were all being settled by plea bargain, the people needed for jurors kept going down but I kept missing the 'go home' selections (name on wrong end of alphabet, standing on wrong side of room, etc.). Actually went back the next day, went through the entire instruction process and was sworn in WHEN SUDDENLY, the last case also reached a plea bargain. It was an interesting experience though and hey, 'cause I got sworn in, I got jury pay for two whole days....  I think it was something like $15 / day, or in C-14 terms, 4% of 1/2 of a cheap farkle.

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I took the long way to the courthouse yesterday, took me an hour. After sitting in the 'jury room' for an hour and a half (with 49 other prospective jurors) the judge came in and told us to go home because the defendant pleaded guilty 'on the courthouse steps' as the judge put it.

Took me three hours to get home.    :)
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1459 on: May 06, 2014, 08:59:45 am »
I was not only selected to be on the Jury, I was selected as Jury Forman. On the first day the case was dismissed because the prosecuting attorney screwed up, but they didn't tell us how.
This was 8-10 years ago. I also went in 2012, and I have another at the end of this month. I sort of hope to make it through one of them someday, but probably not this one.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1460 on: May 06, 2014, 09:01:00 am »
I went to jury duty once but could not ride my bike :-(  Still, it was quite interesting- there were originally 4 cases coming to trial and a gigantic jury pool. Half of the pool was dismissed the first morning but I got to stay. As the cases were all being settled by plea bargain, the people needed for jurors kept going down but I kept missing the 'go home' selections (name on wrong end of alphabet, standing on wrong side of room, etc.). Actually went back the next day, went through the entire instruction process and was sworn in WHEN SUDDENLY, the last case also reached a plea bargain. It was an interesting experience though and hey, 'cause I got sworn in, I got jury pay for two whole days....  I think it was something like $15 / day, or in C-14 terms, 4% of 1/2 of a cheap farkle.

Brian

We were all handed a pamphlet On The Importance of Being A Juror and a payment voucher (reimbursement for mileage only) to fill out. The bailiff swore us all in and we got to watch a nifty video On The Importance of Being A Juror, which was taken verbatim from the pamphlet, go figure.

I was so bored I think that I read that pamphlet seven times and then made an airplane outta it. I didn't fly it though, I didn't think that the bailiff would appreciate that.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1461 on: May 07, 2014, 10:58:21 am »
I WANT to serve jury duty. I've never been called. But seeing as how I work for the Gov't and a few of my family are police or were, I'm not sure I'll ever be seated.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1462 on: May 07, 2014, 11:06:09 am »
Well, that or your idiot brother- in- law may get in the way :-)

I found the whole process pretty interesting although like most legal matters, they did manage to cram 2 interesting hours into two days :-( 

Brian

I WANT to serve jury duty. I've never been called. But seeing as how I work for the Gov't and a few of my family are police or were, I'm not sure I'll ever be seated.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1463 on: May 07, 2014, 12:02:52 pm »
Oh yeah, the lawyer will ask, are you or any of your family ever been employed by the Gov't, served in the military, fire, police, medical, nurse, arrested, testified in a court of law, sued, deposed, or otherwise connected to or have bias concerning anything remotely similar to being near or treating, saving, fighting, or defending oneself relating to the defendant. "Uh, yes to all sir". "Naw, we don't want him".
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1464 on: May 07, 2014, 12:34:48 pm »
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1465 on: May 13, 2014, 11:30:25 am »
Zombis do exist  ;D

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1466 on: May 13, 2014, 11:42:24 am »
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1467 on: May 13, 2014, 12:11:22 pm »

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1468 on: May 13, 2014, 01:13:57 pm »
I gathered this from the  ::) video.  Turn off the phone, close the lid, and ride  :)

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1469 on: May 13, 2014, 01:59:42 pm »
Wise advice.

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