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Since: Jan 10

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#81844 Mar 6, 2013
I remember reading that in many native american cultures, a "Jury of one's peers" Meant true peers: COusins, neighbors, people who grew up with you. Because who better than they know the kind of person you are, the temper you may have, the fights you get into?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#81845 Mar 6, 2013
Well Matilda, I hope you enjoy your lunch, whatever you decide.

I, on the other hand, will not. I got some thai (fried rice) and nowhere on the ingredients list is bean sprouts, but yet my lunch is full of them.

I can't stand bean spouts!!! They look like something a Klingon would eat.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#81846 Mar 6, 2013
What is going on wiht all the health issues around here lateley!?!?!?!?! Let's all have a group hug and cry and support each ohter and move on to the victories in life!

<says teh one carrying religious medals aorund with her for inspiration lately>

Jess, hugs to you... you've really had a rough go of things with your family over the last couple of years! You've been a support to the rest of us, so i hope we can be a support to you as well...

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#81847 Mar 6, 2013
squishymama wrote:
Well Matilda, I hope you enjoy your lunch, whatever you decide.

I, on the other hand, will not. I got some thai (fried rice) and nowhere on the ingredients list is bean sprouts, but yet my lunch is full of them.

I can't stand bean spouts!!! They look like something a Klingon would eat.
Oh, Thai food! I am now craving Pad See Ew, though I will not be able to get any today.

I want to take the boys to dinner tonight, even though we're trying to save money because of the furloughs coming up. I just want to make sure that if my husband calls and says "come see Dziadzia right now" we can get over there right away.

Hmmm, maybe I'll just make Mickey Mouse pancakes or something for dinner :)

Since: Jan 10

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#81848 Mar 6, 2013
Lunch was homemade mac n cheese, very good stuff. With a pudding cup. I'm currently pissing off my boss by skipping an "ergonomis" seminar, but hey, I never respoded with an "i'll attend."

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#81849 Mar 6, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Oh, Thai food! I am now craving Pad See Ew, though I will not be able to get any today.
I want to take the boys to dinner tonight, even though we're trying to save money because of the furloughs coming up. I just want to make sure that if my husband calls and says "come see Dziadzia right now" we can get over there right away.
Hmmm, maybe I'll just make Mickey Mouse pancakes or something for dinner :)
I should have gotten that. No bean sprouts!

I wish I could do pancakes for dinner. Lulu doesn't really like them, so it doesn't make sense. I'd just have to cook something else for her little picky butt.
:D

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Lawrence, MA

#81850 Mar 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Lunch was homemade mac n cheese, very good stuff. With a pudding cup. I'm currently pissing off my boss by skipping an "ergonomis" seminar, but hey, I never respoded with an "i'll attend."
Fine. If you move wrong and hurt something you'll only have yourself to blame.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Lawrence, MA

#81851 Mar 6, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
What is going on wiht all the health issues around here lateley!?!?!?!?!
I'm thinking it's gotta be some type of liberal conspiracy. Keep people panicked and dependent on others and that would further the liberals' agenda.

Think about it....

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#81852 Mar 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I think it depends very much on the judge and the jurisdiction. Judges have some leeway. But generally, questions were written down and went through the judge to make sure they were legitimate questions.
But there was other stuff FIJA was about, like telling jurors they have the legal right to use a different sentence than what was outlined by the judge, etc. It varies so much from state to state, but generally, I got the sense that judges like to keep a tight control on their courtrooms, and letting jurors act all rogue makes 'em nervous.
Which state allows the jury to set the sentence? I thought that was teh judge's job.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#81853 Mar 6, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Lunch was homemade mac n cheese, very good stuff. With a pudding cup. I'm currently pissing off my boss by skipping an "ergonomis" seminar, but hey, I never respoded with an "i'll attend."
If you are wearing wrist braces around the office or if you taledk at all about your hand problems and what teh doctor said, your boss is ticked because the ergonomics seminar is probably aimed at you.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Lawrence, MA

#81854 Mar 6, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Which state allows the jury to set the sentence? I thought that was teh judge's job.
Illinois, for one. I thought that was common practice?

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#81855 Mar 6, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
Got a call at 5.30 this morning that they are rushing my FIL to the hospital because he is losing control of his bodily functions. My husband had scheduled the day off to take him to the dr, but today is going to suck :(
Sorry Jess. I will be keeping you and yours in my thoughts.((hug))

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Lawrence, MA

#81856 Mar 6, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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If you are wearing wrist braces around the office or if you taledk at all about your hand problems and what teh doctor said, your boss is ticked because the ergonomics seminar is probably aimed at you.
I doubt the company orchestrated an entire seminar just for Angela.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81857 Mar 6, 2013
Not FOR her, BECAUSE of her.
edogxxx wrote:
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I doubt the company orchestrated an entire seminar just for Angela.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#81858 Mar 6, 2013
I went with Indian. Met J at one of the local buffets. Yum. Now I'm full.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#81859 Mar 6, 2013
They don't expect him to make it through the day and he is in the ICU, so the boys won't be able to visit (no visitors under 18). We're going out to dinner.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#81860 Mar 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Illinois, for one. I thought that was common practice?
No. In Illinois the jury makes a finding of guilty or not guilty. The judge sets the sentence. The jury can decide someone is guilty of a lesser offense that carries a lower sentence, but it is the judge who has the final word in what to impose ( subject to sentencing guidelines which have nothing to do with the jury)

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#81861 Mar 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I doubt the company orchestrated an entire seminar just for Angela.
Hers is a relatively small office . If the boss did not want to single her out in front of the whole office, the logical thing is to require everyone to attend. Protective coloration sort of thing.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#81862 Mar 6, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
They don't expect him to make it through the day and he is in the ICU, so the boys won't be able to visit (no visitors under 18). We're going out to dinner.
Do you think the boys will be upset they're not going to get to say goodbye?

I'm not sure I approve of keeping family away from someone who is dying; I understand why no kids in the ICU, but 'cmon, this is going to be their last chance.

But in the same breath, I'm not sure I'd want my kids seeing a person they love in an ICU. All the tubes and machines, it's got to be frightening when you're just a little person.

Sorry for the ramble there, Jess. I'll just stop now and send another hug your way. <hug>

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#81863 Mar 6, 2013
That totally blows. Are you going to tell the kids tonight or wait till tomorrow? or is that a tacky question?
Jess in NJ wrote:
They don't expect him to make it through the day and he is in the ICU, so the boys won't be able to visit (no visitors under 18). We're going out to dinner.

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