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by glennds
Wed May 05, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4663

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Martha Stewart's lawyers argued that something similar was going on in her criminal trial with one particular juror who gave interviews after the verdict. I do not remember ever reading that any of the jurors in her criminal trial benefitted financially from being a juror. Is there any evidence of ...
by glennds
Wed May 05, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4663

Re: Chauvin Verdict

I wasn't claiming there's a problem with the existing jury system. (There very well may be, but that wasn't my point.) My point was that because even a single biased juror can sway the decision one way or the other, then if a biased juror lied in order to avoid getting eliminated during jury select...
by glennds
Wed May 05, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4663

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Yes, one juror can definitely make a difference that’s much larger than their 1/12 fraction of the jury. For example, if most of the jurors go into deliberations on the fence, but one of them is very biased and also very persuasive, it’s possible that the very biased and persuasive juror could ulti...
by glennds
Wed May 05, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4663

Re: Chauvin Verdict

I asked a lawyer his opinion regarding that juror. This is what I received in return: "In order to win an appeal, it’s not enough for the trial court that make mistake(s). The errors have to be ones that would have changed the outcome of the trial. So in this case, even if it was a mistake to allow...
by glennds
Tue May 04, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump Wasn’t Going To Cure Cancer
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Trump Wasn’t Going To Cure Cancer

Xan wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 2:08 pm


This place is turning into one huge, glorious example of Poe's Law.
Interesting read, and yes, we seem to be deeply ensconced in that rabbit hole.
Did not realize the phenomenon had been codified. One more contributor (or symptom) of our society slowly devolving into a Tower of Babel.
by glennds
Mon May 03, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election

Of course we can’t get people to wear masks and get vaccines when 70% of republicans are Trumpanzees who believe the falsehood that the election was rigged. And now we have a dog and pony show of some so-called ninjas doing a pseudo-audit in Arizona that is closed to the press except the Trumponian...
by glennds
Mon May 03, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election

Why do 30% of your fellow Democrats also believe that Trump won the election? That's not what the article he linked says. ... Although there is no evidence of fraud or wrongdoing in the 2020 election, many still say that Biden did not legitimately win enough votes to become president. The poll sugg...
by glennds
Mon May 03, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 643
Views: 15180

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

https://nonvenipacem.com/2021/04/27/143-pages-of-faces-and-names-of-those-who-died-post-deathvaxx/ Faces and names of victims of (the non-stop propaganda and ) the experimental injection. I will not dispute the possibility that the vaccine played a part in some of these deaths. It does seem these a...
by glennds
Mon May 03, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289227

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Help me out Tortoise. I'm looking for a accurate but non politically charged term to distinguish the group that has not received the Covid-19 vaccine by choice, for whatever reason. Not sure. What do we typically call people who have not received the flu vaccine by choice, for whatever reason? Are ...
by glennds
Sun May 02, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Don wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 3:44 pm

You sound guilty and worried. Trump won.
You left out "BY A LOT"
by glennds
Sun May 02, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289227

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

How about "not willing to accept an experimental treatment"? Don't misunderstand....this particular experimental treatment has a lot to recommend it, and I'm glad I got it for myself and my mom - though I am not going to let my mom take a second shot and I wish I could have avoided it for myself. B...
by glennds
Sun May 02, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289227

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

As a side note, do you think it’s helpful to use the politically charged blanket term “anti-vaxx” to refer to the teachers who may have chosen not to get the Covid vaccine yet? Do you know whether they oppose all vaccines in general? Point taken. Probably not the correct terminology. So going forwa...
by glennds
Sun May 02, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289227

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

So my kid's school is closing down sixth grade to online only for the next two weeks. This is because four sixth grade teachers are all down with Covid, and a handful of students have gotten it too. It didn't take long for the parents to realize that teachers were in the high priority group in our s...
by glennds
Sat May 01, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289227

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I am wondering for those who lean toward the virus response has been overblown, what do you guys currently think of what's going on in Brazil and India? If we're looking for correlation - yes, both India and Brazil share a good deal of poverty. But the other thing they have in common is leadership....
by glennds
Sat May 01, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Why are Democrats in total panic over the Arizona election audit now underway? You would think that if Biden won fair and square that they would welcome the transparency of an audit where everything is on camera and available to the general public. What are they trying to hide? Do you know the deta...
by glennds
Sat May 01, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump Wasn’t Going To Cure Cancer
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Trump Wasn’t Going To Cure Cancer

This place is turning into one huge, glorious example of Poe's Law . Add to that, even if Tortoise should be taken literally, Don's position is shit. Ah Moda, we can always count on you to just Ad Hominem everything. But at least you did it this time without the usual verbosity of word spaghetti, s...
by glennds
Sat May 01, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289227

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I am wondering for those who lean toward the virus response has been overblown, what do you guys currently think of what's going on in Brazil and India? If we're looking for correlation - yes, both India and Brazil share a good deal of poverty. But the other thing they have in common is leadership....
by glennds
Sat May 01, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289227

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I keep thinking that population density has to be a factor in how deadly COVID is in any one place. But when I look at a state-by-state comparison here in the US, this correlation is not really all that high. I live in Arizona, and I can tell you that at the early stages of the pandemic we (myself ...
by glennds
Sat May 01, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4300
Views: 289227

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I am wondering for those who lean toward the virus response has been overblown, what do you guys currently think of what's going on in Brazil and India? If we're looking for correlation - yes, both India and Brazil share a good deal of poverty. But the other thing they have in common is leadership....
by glennds
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4663

Re: Chauvin Verdict

First Chauvin Juror Speaks Out: I Saw No Remorse in His Face https://www.thedailybeast.com/derek-chauvin-juror-brandon-mitchell-says-he-saw-no-remorse-in-ex-cops-face Isn't it difficult to accurately discern certain facial expressions like remorse (whatever that's supposed to look like) when most o...
by glennds
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ebay collecting tax now....
Replies: 16
Views: 377

Re: Ebay collecting tax now....

Vinny is the local expert, so I hope he will elaborate or correct my information if necessary. Again. I am NOT that type of accountant. Most of my career has been being the main financial person for an organization / business. Not preparing personal tax returns. When I did work for a CPA firm, I di...
by glennds
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ebay collecting tax now....
Replies: 16
Views: 377

Re: Ebay collecting tax now....

Indeed, the basis for depreciation (and for determining how much--if any--loss there is on the sale when you do sell the rental property) is actually either the LESSER of: 1) the adjusted basis on the date of conversion, or (2) the property’s fair market value (FMV) at the time of conversion (i.e. ...
by glennds
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ebay collecting tax now....
Replies: 16
Views: 377

Re: Ebay collecting tax now....

If you sell at a loss is it a tax write off? I would suggest asking Vinny because he’s an accountant but he’s not the kind of accountant most people think of when they hear that word. I’m no accountant, not even the kind Vinny is, but it’s my understanding you can only write off losses against gain...
by glennds
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How Baseball Cards Explain What Bitcoin Really Is
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: How Baseball Cards Explain What Bitcoin Really Is

Not sure I agree with the blog post author's debt definition of money. Maybe it's a game of semantics here, but I think what people call fiat money, government issued tender, is the only money. Gold, silver, Bitcoin are all speculative assets, perhaps stores of value, but not money. To my way of thi...
by glennds
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 198
Views: 4663

Re: Chauvin Verdict

There hasn't been any meaningful libertarian presence here for years. There's a name for people who like tax cuts and regulatory cuts, while vociferously defending the police state and militarized borders. It's called being conservative. It's called liberterianism grounded in reality. How do you ne...