Yep - I get summoned all the time too, though I am hoping my latest discussion in the courtroom has tempered that. If the courthouse is that far away, show up, tell them you don't have reliable transportation and it would be a hardship to get back and forth. They will excuse you. Lots of folks try to say they are too valuable at work - not a valid excuse vs. civic duty, though losing money as a consultant sure is, as a financial hardship.
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <noozguru@...> wrote: > > Speaking of jury duty, I got a jury summons the other day for a county > courthouse 20 miles away! I live at the county seat and the main > courthouse is right here just a few miles away. So why the fuck are > they wanting me to go to that courthouse? And why in a county with over > a million population why do I get a summons every two years? That's > just not right. The reason why is probably like the dumb ass DHS jerks > many of the people who work in government are out of touch with > reality. They just behave like robots. I'm going to fight this summons > and try to get the issue publicized. However a friend who lives in this > town says that courthouse is supposed to be closed. Perhaps just > postponing my jury duty might push to the date where it is closed and > the cases moved locally. What a jerk off place the US is becoming. > > On 03/13/2013 07:40 PM, doctordumbass@... wrote: > > I was recently excused from a jury after stating to the prosecutor that > > both the practice of convicting someone with intent to commit a crime, when > > they did not have the intent, and the practice of using inmate testimony > > against the defendant, were legal concepts I could not accept. Also said > > that I could not automatically trust the testimony of a police officer (due > > to life experience). I wasn't belligerent, and framed my responses clearly > > and respectfully. Gotta stand up for our rights - no one else will. > > > > On the other hand, I am very grateful to have a police force in place, > > though there are obvious limits on their power. > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Duveyoung <no_reply@> wrote: > >> Who here has the guts of these guys? > >> > >> You'd think all of us would have suchlike, but not me. These guys are > >> heroes -- wizards of "holding onto rights." > >> > >> Where did TM ever push the concept that we'd all turn into heroes of > >> righteousness of any sort? The TMO wanted sheep not shepherds. Anyone > >> trying to lead was kicked out, right? > >> > >> I don't think contacting the transcendent EVER made me even a titch > >> braver....let alone "one of Arjuna's pals." > >> > >> And I haven't heard shit-one from any TMer here about my concept that TM > >> doesn't change personality -- except for the conventional processes of > >> ordinary human psychology. IT DOESN'T. Fairfield has the exact same > >> number of saints as any other town its size. > >> > >> BAH! > >> > >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Ku17CqdZg&feature=share > >> > > > > >