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Comment Re:I Served Grand Jury..READ WATCH LEARN @ fija.or (Score 1) 528

Yes the jury can change a law by creating a precedent. However, a judge can declare a person guilty (or innocent) over-riding the jury. I can't remember the specific term, and I'm too lazy to google right now. Also however, the judge can decide the jury is wrong and declare a mistrial and do it again. At the end of the day it's the judge who has all the power.

Comment Re:Surprise, free market better than government (Score 1) 127

It's not cheaper and it created exactly 1 (one) job. Gov't could have put in cable lines and had FIOS put in creating a lot more than one job, at a much higher speed, for a much lower cost. Yes, taxes would go up, but so would quality of life; and you wouldn't have to rely on just one guy and his truck if something went wrong. What this guy has done is a short-term solution to a long term problem.

Comment Flee or Die? (Score 1) 782

Col Lehner says the enemies options have become basically "flee or die". There's 2 problems with that. #1: the wall is probably part of a building; you can always go into another room. Or (as anyone who knows a US Marine will know) you can charge. Marines don't run from suppressing fire, they run toward it. That kind of tactic doesn't require training, it requires fanaticism. Tell me again what kind of people we're fighting?


Astronaut Sues Dido For Album Cover 264

An anonymous reader writes "Astronaut Bruce McCandless is suing Dido for her album cover that uses a famous NASA photograph of a tiny, tiny, tiny McCandless floating in space. McCandless doesn't own the copyright on the photo, so he's claiming it's a violation of his publicity rights ... except that he's so tiny in the photo, it's not like anyone's going to recognize him."

Man Takes Up Internal Farming 136

RockDoctor writes "'A Massachusetts man who was rushed to hospital with a collapsed lung came home with an unusual diagnosis: a pea plant was growing in his lung.' Just that summary should tell you enough to work out most of the rest of the details, but it does raise a number of questions unaddressed by the article: How did the pea roots deal with the patient's immune system? What would have happened if the situation had continued un-treated? I bet the guy has a career awaiting him in PR for a pea-growing company."

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