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Re: The Trial of the Century Continues!
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #15716 by Green Tortuga
Feb 1, 2006 4:04am
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Quote Question: what do people do with airbags they have stolen from cars?


It does not take much of a major collision to set off an airbag, which is the point of them. But it DOES take money to replace them since they are "one time use only" items. So some less scrupulous collision shops will use an "after market" one to replace an original at a fraction of the cost.
Re: The Trial of the Century Continues!
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #15717 by Eidolon
Feb 1, 2006 7:05am
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Just loved reading this account! I was on jury duty once. Found out that they like having teachers on juries - everyone thinks they will be impartial. I got on two trials but as soon as we got seated, the people decided to plead guilty! So I never had to do anything. Makes you wonder what they saw in our faces that made them decide not to go through with it.
Beachcomber
Re: The Trial of the Century Continues!
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #15721 by Beachcomber
Feb 1, 2006 9:54am
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Quote I got on two trials but as soon as we got seated, the people decided to plead guilty! So I never had to do anything. Makes you wonder what they saw in our faces that made them decide not to go through with it.


I hate it when the defense plays that game! Whenever we prosecute some one for fraud there are some defense attorneys that know they don't have a case but will "bluff" that they do. If the prosecution can't get all the witnesses there on the trial date they will ask for it to be dismissed which the judge may do. They wait until the last witness is in and then they suddenly plead guilty. Even more aggravating is when all the witnesses show up and then the defense asks for a continuance and the judge grants it. Then all the witnesses have to show up again and the defense is hoping that one won't show up the second time (everyone hates to take off time from work and is pretty angry at coming again). When they do all show up the defense suddenly pleads guilty. It makes you wonder how much of this is really about justice being served.
Re: The Trial of the Century Continues!
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #15687 by Green Tortuga
Feb 2, 2006 6:48am
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Quote I rushed down the six flights of stairs and out the courthouse where I found a payphone

They have these new things called "Cell Phones."
Re: The Trial of the Century Continues!
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #15782 by Rick in Boca
Feb 2, 2006 9:22am
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Quote They have these new things called "Cell Phones."


Ah, yes, but some of us would prefer to not carry around an expensive, unnecessary, electronic leash. =)

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #15791 by Green Tortuga
Feb 2, 2006 9:28am
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Quote They have these new things called "Cell Phones."


Ah, yes, but some of us would prefer to not carry around an expensive, unnecessary, electronic leash. =)


Amen to that one! I can't believe the amount of people who can't believe I don't have one!

Moonduck
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Reply to: #15793 by Moonduck
Feb 2, 2006 9:47am
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Quote They have these new things called "Cell Phones."


Ah, yes, but some of us would prefer to not carry around an expensive, unnecessary, electronic leash. =)


Amen to that one! I can't believe the amount of people who can't believe I don't have one!


My husband & I told everyone we were trying to be the last people in the USA to have a cell phone. Unfortunately in the last 3 months we were each given one by our respective companies. We haven't told anyone else we have them and mine has actually just been sitting in my office desk drawer for over a month. I don't even know what the phone number is for my husband's cell phone. We don't WANT to be reachable every second of our lives.

Wisconsin Hiker
Re: The Trial of the Century Continues! and without a cell
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #15796 by The Wolf Family
Feb 2, 2006 11:02am
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Quote You mean that I'm not the only one in America that doesn't have one?!!


Wow...I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one, too!
Why is it so hard for people to understand?
Re: The Trial of the Century Continues!
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #15791 by Green Tortuga
Feb 2, 2006 12:04pm
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Quote Ah, yes, but some of us would prefer to not carry around an expensive, unnecessary, electronic leash. =)


Some of us do...except we call them 'laptops'.

-Celtic Quinn
Re: The Trial of the Century Continues! and without a cell
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #15801 by Mn8X
Feb 2, 2006 5:21pm
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I am another person in America without a cell phone and I have NO desire to have one. It is a leash, but with a relocation and longer commutes to work, I am afraid I am going to get one whether I want it or not.

Live free or die!
Re: The Trial of the Century Continues! and without a cell
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #15819 by speedsquare
Feb 2, 2006 5:26pm
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Wow ! I thought I was the only one left who thinks that way! live freed from "can you hear me now" ;) t rex
Re: The Trial of the Century Continues! and without a cell
Board: Ryan's a Total Goober
Reply to: #15819 by speedsquare
Feb 4, 2006 9:07am
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Regarding cell phone usage during commutes...

Studies have shown that

1) a healthy thirty year old talking on a cell phone while driving has the same reaction time as an average 80 year old

2) your reaction time while talking on the cell phone while driving is the same as a drunk driver.

3) wearing a head set phone makes no difference in terms of distracted driving

Now, my dad is 80, and I don't think he drives like a drunk driver, but I think y'all get the gist of what I'm saying....

Is it really that important to have that conversation while you drive? Maybe it should wait.