Random Thought of the Day

May 21st, 2019 at 4:53:59 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: SOOPOO
I never felt any school I attended was degrading or demoralizing.
you are very lucky.
May 21st, 2019 at 5:20:25 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Fleastiff
Precisely. After years of this "its your civic duty" to pledge allegiance each day and your "civic duty" to attend degrading and demoralizing schools, this 'civic duty" to vote seems a very minor intrusion.



I agree with Soopoo. Granted, these were nice progressive well funded schools in upper middle class suburbia. I had wonderful talented teachers. Had one that made me appreciate Shakespeare. It can be pretty bawdy and he let us in those jokes. He was an amateur actor and when we read different parts in class, he would take a part and the play would just came alive. My school, no requirement to stand for the pledge and many did not and it was no big deal. This was the emergence of black power early 70's. Many Blacks did not stand for the pledge. Nobody blinked. Very liberal school.

I take my civic duty seriously. Jury duty, I hang around all day in the jury pool room till released(never got on a jury). I always vote.
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
May 21st, 2019 at 7:33:43 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: terapined

I take my civic duty seriously. Jury duty, .


Me too. Filed them all in the trash
can as soon as I got them. Last
one was in the 90's, they finally
gave up. Five people in my wife's fam
answered the call, not one of them
ever got on a jury. I have better
things to do with my time than
play stupid games.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
May 22nd, 2019 at 5:04:00 AM permalink
DRich
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Quote: terapined


I take my civic duty seriously. Jury duty, I hang around all day in the jury pool room till released(never got on a jury). I always vote.


Unlike you I have very little sense of civic duty but I always attend jury duty because I want to get on a jury. I have never been on one either.

I scoff at patriotism and people who mimic it through the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star Spangled Banner. I have to attend monthly state government meetings in Nevada and they all start with the Pledge. I just shake my head and have disdain for the whole thing.
May 22nd, 2019 at 7:20:05 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: DRich
Unlike you I have very little sense of civic duty but I always attend jury duty because I want to get on a jury. I have never been on one either.


Tampa has a pretty good jury system.
You get notified by mail that you have to serve on a particular day
They provided a phone number to call the night before jury duty
You call and there is a recording stating which jury numbers need to show up
Sometimes you are released on that call, sometimes you have to show up
Most times, the call releases me, once I had to show up
Tampa jury pool room is big and can hold about 200 people.
Tons of seats, tables and electric outlets everywhere and the room has free high speed wifi
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
May 22nd, 2019 at 8:38:24 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Take up knitting. Then sit amongst the veniremen in the jurors assembly room knitting a hangman's noose.
May 27th, 2019 at 11:25:12 AM permalink
SOOPOO
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Doesn't merit it's own thread.

HOLE IN ONE for SOOPOO today!
Arrowhead Golf Course Akron, NY
8th hole 184 yards 5 wood
My second lifetime
May 27th, 2019 at 11:37:09 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: SOOPOO
8th hole 184 yards 5 wood
Congratulation. Hope you enjoyed the 19th hole as well.
May 27th, 2019 at 3:37:22 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: SOOPOO
Doesn't merit it's own thread.

HOLE IN ONE for SOOPOO today!
Arrowhead Golf Course Akron, NY
8th hole 184 yards 5 wood
My second lifetime


Ever see the Modern Family ep
where the son admits that 25 years
ago he kicked his dads only hole
in one in the hole. Pretty funny.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
May 28th, 2019 at 8:52:56 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: SOOPOO
Doesn't merit it's own thread.

HOLE IN ONE for SOOPOO today!
Arrowhead Golf Course Akron, NY
8th hole 184 yards 5 wood
My second lifetime


wow
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"