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  • Originally posted by geostump View Post
    So that would explain why mom was picked...
    can't have juries have their own opinions ya know
    Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
    Starting Weight: 294 pounds
    Current Weight: 235 pounds
    Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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    • Originally posted by kenn View Post
      can't have juries have their own opinions ya know
      Very true. Last time I went through the interview process, I told them my dad was an ex-cop, my BIL is a paramedic, my sister is a 911 supervisor and that I work in the insurance industry(at the time, brokerage but not a lot of difference). I was immediately sent home.
      Georgette

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      • The only time I ever made it past the summons, the defending atty took one look at the people that had been selected into the jury pool and decided to go with a settlement.
        I later found out that it was a church v. church thing and the majority of the pool would likely have been either a different religion or nonreligious (based on last name and professions). Probably didn't hurt that I was reading "The Atheist's Bible."
        Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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        • Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
          The only time I ever made it past the summons, the defending atty took one look at the people that had been selected into the jury pool and decided to go with a settlement.
          I later found out that it was a church v. church thing and the majority of the pool would likely have been either a different religion or nonreligious (based on last name and professions). Probably didn't hurt that I was reading "The Atheist's Bible."
          Did you take the book with you?
          Georgette

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          • Originally posted by geostump View Post
            Did you take the book with you?
            Yes. I was tempted to wear my VFFs but decided against it.
            Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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            • I've wondered if you would get arrested for showing up with a noose and asking "Do I need to listen to your fancy lawyer talk before we hang 'im?"

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              • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                I've wondered if you would get arrested for showing up with a noose and asking "Do I need to listen to your fancy lawyer talk before we hang 'im?"
                That would be fun!
                Georgette

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                • Especially in TX, since I THINK hanging is legal on the books as a death penalty.
                  Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                  • Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
                    Especially in TX, since I THINK hanging is legal on the books as a death penalty.
                    I believe it is as well.
                    Georgette

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                    • Actually, there's a story of a judge down near the Rio Grande way back when. Judge Roy Bean held his court in a local saloon, as he owned it. He was usually sloshed by the time the trial started and the jury was whoever he could corral inside the saloon, as well as whatever townfolk he could get his hands on. Thy were usually 3 sheets to the wind by the time trial was over. He was known as a hanging judge, which is funny, because he only sentenced 2 people to hanging, and one escaped.
                      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                      • I suppose this is co-posted as a gripe and a bit of self-inflicted badness. Or something.

                        I really dislike that my job 3 days a week (at a coffee shop) is so thoroughly filled with crud I shouldn't be eating. The 'badness' part is that right now I keep giving in to myself and eating or drinking things that really aren't that good for me. Literally the ONLY things in the ENTIRE shop I can eat AND be primal would be black coffee (ew.) and carbonated water. Or tap water. Thats it. EVERYTHING else is sugar, grains, and/or large amounts of crappy dairy.
                        Grr.

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                        • I'll take the black coffee.
                          Georgette

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                          • Water+ teabag= tea. Or water by itself. Not the biggest fan of coffee.
                            Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                            • hearin ya Noctiluca. I was in the USA recently at a conference. O M G the food there was SO bad. I couldn't believe it. I got a few reasonably fry ups at Denny's (ignoring the oil factor) but even then - ugh, poor quality meat and sausage, and pale tasteless eggs. The hotel-provided breakfast was entirely wheat products. At the hotel where the conference was, they sold some Starbucks coffee - but only had SKIM milk!!!! I couldn't believe it - how disgusting is a Latte made with skim - but the shelves were full of sugar-laden crap otherwise. I went down to the next hotel to get one made with real milk.

                              I bought some nuts and trail mix from shop at the hotel - nuts were roasted and salted of course, and the trail mix had corn syrup in it!!!

                              We went to a grocery store to buy some fresh food and so I was able to get some nice salad stuff and OMG a punnet of rasberries for only $3 so that was cool.

                              Nobody seems to drink cider over there so I drank wine or beer, the beer wasn't good for me but damn I enjoyed it. Worth the tummyache. Maybe.

                              But chocolate - EVERY single chocolate bar in the extensive selection at the hotel had corn syrup as one of the top two ingredients. I love peanut butter and chocolate so i thought I'd have a treat and have a Hershey's Peanut Butter Cup. I got halfway through and couldn't finish it - too sweet. Disgusting. It's sad when you can't eat a treat you really want to have!

                              We also went to a place called Carl Juniors. I had a salad that was a massive bowl of pale lettuce with some bits of apple and chicken. I had to skip the dressing, it just had too much weird crap in it. Water to drink. They commented that I'd only picked out the chicken, but I did eat quite a lot. You'd have to have a huge stomach to fit all that food in. I couldn't get over the sizes of the drinks people were having.

                              I guess fast food is pretty bad everywhere - here it's Macdonalds and KFC all full of oil and wheat. The food we had at nice restaurants was good and the fresh produce section in the supermarket was amazing, but all the packaged stuff and fast food was uniformly terrible and even worse than here in Australia. At least we don't put corn syrup in everythign (yet! I'm seeing it more often )
                              If we’re not supposed to eat animals, how come they’re made out of meat? Tom Snyder

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                              • A King Edward Island B&B decided to close down rather than stop selling their home raised eggs. A new law makes it illegal to use home grown eggs, not inspected by a federal inspector, in commercial settings. So this quaint little Bed and Breakfast that feeds their chickens organic table scraps and lets them peck all over the property and eat bugs can't serve those dangerous eggs to their clients? WTF.

                                Free-range egg ban shuts bed and breakfast - Prince Edward Island - CBC News

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