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amphetaminesfailure245 karma

Now that you're 58

25th anniversary...

He is 58 so he was 33 when the movie came out.....

I'll be 28 next month....

So I'm only 5 years away from the age he was when he played Marv....

Man, I know I'm still very young in the grand scheme of things, but this is one of those thoughts that really makes you feel old.

amphetaminesfailure28 karma

None of the doctors or other mental health professionals in the different institutions you were in were able to realize that you were not schizophrenic?

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amphetaminesfailure5 karma

I get the need of jurors and fair trial by one's peers but sometimes I think one's peers are sometimes stupid individuals. That's one thing that bothers me about the system.

I've believed for a long time that a "juror" should be a professional position.

It wouldn't necessarily prevent "stupid individuals" from becoming jurors.

I've met many people with degrees in professional positions that I found to be morons.

It would certainly help though.

I think it would also solve a second issue, one that a lot of people don't think about much....jury duty as it is today is unConstitutional.

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

I don't ever want to go to jury duty, but I have no choice. The state forces me to do so.

You can spin it any way you want, but that's involuntary servitude.

amphetaminesfailure3 karma

Sure, occasionally.

I've managed that.

I still had a three hour wait before coming before the judge though for the initial jury selection though.

I was forced to show up to court in the morning, forced to leave my cell phone in my car, forced to walk through a metal detector, forced to have my person searched, and then forced to sit in a small room that had no windows with 20 other people for three hours before going before a judge to determine if I would or would not be on a jury.

That sounds like involuntary servitude to me.

On top of that, if you're selected for a trial, you are forced to miss work and "compensated" with $40 per day, the equivalent of $5 per hour if you're in court for 8 hours.

And of course, that income is taxed.