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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10410 on: March 29, 2017, 01:51:15 pm »
I find it funny that the US has made defending the country voluntary, but has forcible jury duty.  Because fuck me if I want to pass this semester, I guess.  God damned barbarism.

It's the same in the UK.  Thing is forced jury service is the only way to get anyone to do it, whereas the military seems to have little trouble finding volunteers for some reason.  Personally I'd prefer to do neither, and I think the judicial system and the country are better off without my involvement quite frankly lol.

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« Reply #10411 on: March 29, 2017, 02:58:54 pm »
Meanwhile in Finland military service is kinda compulsory while jury duty is a profession.
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« Reply #10412 on: March 29, 2017, 03:11:00 pm »
I find it funny that the US has made defending the country voluntary, but has forcible jury duty.  Because fuck me if I want to pass this semester, I guess.  God damned barbarism.

There's no exception for being a student? Jeez.

Granted, I'll probably never have to serve on a jury, since all I'll say is that I have an M.Sc. in Math, and the Crown attorney will say, "Thanks but no thanks."
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10413 on: March 29, 2017, 06:50:24 pm »
I find it funny that the US has made defending the country voluntary, but has forcible jury duty.  Because fuck me if I want to pass this semester, I guess.  God damned barbarism.

In civilized countries being a full time student is grounds for being excused from Jury Duty.

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« Reply #10414 on: March 29, 2017, 08:23:12 pm »
Yeah, Sleeps agrees that its bullshit, too.  Fuck's sake, I HAVE SHIT TO DO.  I'm not in danger of failing, but god damn it, I'd take fucking computational theory over jury duty.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10415 on: April 09, 2017, 06:32:33 am »
Finland 100 years: Neo-Nazis are posted in front of voting places.

Not right where I am though, a buddy of mine saw them at a different city when she was going to vote.
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