Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Billion Dollar Mistake and Liquified Polar Bear Cub Fur

I'm old.  I remember when that actor from "Dallas" made the Coffee-Mate commercial.

Albertsons brand Half & Half 
7.2 cents per ounce


Liquified Polar Bear Cub Fur 
8.7 cents per ounce


Bonus: Food is healthy, Artificial crap is not.


[N]o American should retreat an inch on the right of jurors to acquit
if they perceive the law or its administration to be unjust.
-- Charley Reese
(1937- ) Columnist
Source: Don’t sacrifice justice to law, CONSERVATIVE CHRONICLE, May 1, 1996.

"The law itself is on trial quite as much as the cause which is to be decided."
-- Harlan F. Stone
12th Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court
Source: US Supreme Court 1941

"The Jury has a right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy."
-- John Jay
(1745-1829) first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, First President of the united States after the American Revolution - preceding George Washington, one of three men most responsible for the US Constitution

"We recognize, as appellants urge, the undisputed power of the jury to acquit, even if its verdict is contrary to the law as given by the judge, and contrary to the evidence. This is a power that must exist as long as we adhere to the general verdict in criminal cases, for the courts cannot search the minds of the jurors to find the basis upon which they judge. If the jury feels that the law under which the defendant is accused, is unjust, or that exigent circumstances justified the actions of the accused, or for any reason which appeals to their logic of passion, the jury has the power to acquit, and the courts must abide by that decision."
-- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Maryland
Source: US vs Moylan, 417 F 2d 1002, 1006 (1969)




tim_lebsacka second ago
No mention of Border's "Billion Dollar Mistake"???
Way back in the early 90's, Borders #32 in Dallas was selling books internationally via internet, then Corporate closed the operation, stole the idea and sat on it for years. Meanwhile, internet retailing exploded.
Goodbye, Borders. Everyone gets what they deserve.

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