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ROFL. Did he say he stayed in the first grade all through school?
That's right, there was no such thing as a national debt prior to 2008.
And kids are glad not to have someone one like you for a parent.
Because the overwhelming majority of Americans are not paranoid nut job likes yourself.
Where did you learn to do math? There are 365 days in a year and as such $5 pack would be less than $2,000 year. Just say no to cigarettes.
I am sure the function differs by state. I sat in Queens County which like Richmond County (Staten Island) is part of NYC although the court os a New York State court.
Good comment. We don't know about the information presented to the grand jury. I served on a New York grand jury early last year. I served with the same group of 23 persons for 4 weeks. We charged in just about all of the cases brought before us. There was one no charge in a crazy case and one case withdrawn before we could vote. Only once did we have a defendant testify in a case and that defendant was torn up by the prosecutor. The defendant's attorney was present but not able to speak on record. Only 12 votes were needed to charge although one could not vote if one had not sat through all sessions of testimony. Some cases were presented over several days. In determining whether to charge, we had to accept that we had reasonable cause to believe and legally sufficient evidence. We did not have to prove beyond doubt. We were not there to determine guilt but rather cause to try,
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Ferguson Vs. New York City

James2517 Wrote: Dec 05, 2014 10:35 AM
One of the most thoughtful articles I have ever read on TH. Thank you. The Officer Wilson case was a tricky one for prosecution. Here in NYC, you have a videotaped case. I served on a NY gran jury in 2013. The job of the grand jury is to charge where there is reasonable cause - not to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt. In my 4 weeks as a grand jury foreman, we charged in about 95% of the cases brought before us. Decisions do not have to be unanimous.
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The Hypocrisy Over Presidential Kids

James2517 Wrote: Dec 03, 2014 11:27 PM
You mean someone posted something here that made sense.
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The Hypocrisy Over Presidential Kids

James2517 Wrote: Dec 03, 2014 5:27 PM
I am the son of an immigrant father who came to this country and mopped floors. I am no elitist. I never claimed that Obama's policies are the best. I favor construction of the Keystone pipeline and pro-growth ax policies. There are lots of reason the current recovery has not benefitted the middle class the way past recoveries have. Globalization is in part to blame. I thank God for my success and use my money to benefit family members.
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The Hypocrisy Over Presidential Kids

James2517 Wrote: Dec 03, 2014 4:17 PM
Do you have an example of elected officials or their staff members attacking the Palin children?
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