Koran burnt in Florida church

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Post by A Legal Lohengrin » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:36 pm

And then, when he refused to pay it, they jailed him over it? Wtf? Could they have, perhaps, sent him a bill in the mail after he'd gone home? (Not a dollar bill. Rather, a bill for the dollar.)That would have sort of failed to serve the purpose of a bond, which is that you put it up against a possible eventuality, and if that eventuality comes to pass, you forfeit it. Of course, a jury wouldn't understand this, which is why this kind of equitable issue is decided by a judge in a sane court.

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Post by poutine » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:41 pm

And then, when he refused to pay it, they jailed him over it? Wtf? Could they have, perhaps, sent him a bill in the mail after he'd gone home? (Not a dollar bill. Rather, a bill for the dollar.)That would have sort of failed to serve the purpose of a bond, which is that you put it up against a possible eventuality, and if that eventuality comes to pass, you forfeit it. Of course, a jury wouldn't understand this, which is why this kind of equitable issue is decided by a judge in a sane court.Isn't the purpose of a bond defeated the moment you set it at an absurdly low amount? This isn't like deciding to award a plaintiff in a civil case nominal damages. The "peace bond" had a purpose, supposedly. And when Jones defied that purpose, they threw him in jail. If it was so important to the state of Michigan, why was it one dollar?

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Post by A Legal Lohengrin » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:33 pm

And then, when he refused to pay it, they jailed him over it? Wtf? Could they have, perhaps, sent him a bill in the mail after he'd gone home? (Not a dollar bill. Rather, a bill for the dollar.)That would have sort of failed to serve the purpose of a bond, which is that you put it up against a possible eventuality, and if that eventuality comes to pass, you forfeit it. Of course, a jury wouldn't understand this, which is why this kind of equitable issue is decided by a judge in a sane court.Isn't the purpose of a bond defeated the moment you set it at an absurdly low amount?Yes, obviously. In that event, a judge wouldn't set a bond. That's why equity is for judges. While it makes a certain amount of sense for a jury to give a dumb plaintiff $1 in damages, that purpose is not served in a case like this. Now, there is an appeals case over an arrest because of some jerk's refusal to pay $1.That is not efficient, and the purpose of a bond is to discourage a foreseeable damage, and discourage it by basically forcing the foreseeable perp to cough up the damages in advance, then either not cause them or sacrifice the bond.This isn't like deciding to award a plaintiff in a civil case nominal damages. The "peace bond" had a purpose, supposedly. And when Jones defied that purpose, they threw him in jail. If it was so important to the state of Michigan, why was it one dollar?As I have said at fairly great length, this is why this kind of thing should never have been put to a jury in the first place. It just gave Jones an opportunity to show off, be a douche, and cost taxpayers lots of money with an appeal to a higher court. If he was going to get to an appeals court, a JUDGE should have made the bond sizable. Not a jury that apparently had no clue whatsoever what the point of a bond is.

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Post by Highlands » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:51 am

Because there aren't nearly enough morons in this race.........Pastor Terry Jones, the man who infamously burned a copy of the Quran in honor of 9/11, is throwing his hat into the 2012 presidential race.[/break1]abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/state/quran-burning-pastor,-terry-jones,-running-for-president-]http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/s ... president-
If you took out all of the blood vessels in your body and lined them up, you would be dead. #science

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Post by mimi » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:59 am

Because there aren't nearly enough morons in this race.........Pastor Terry Jones, the man who infamously burned a copy of the Quran in honor of 9/11, is throwing his hat into the 2012 presidential race.[/break1]abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/state/quran-burning-pastor,-terry-jones,-running-for-president-]http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/s ... president-Maybe we can see the church's finances. His church only has between 30 - 50 members. I'd like to see where the money for his church is coming from.

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Post by Adrianinflorida » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:52 pm

Since Jones seems to echo all of the Teabaggers views he needs to be portrayed as THE face and voice of the conservative/Republican movement. That should scare moderates away for the next 40 years or so

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Post by TexasFilly » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:31 pm

Look! Rudy Davis's hero, Terry Jones, is back in the news:
The Koran-burning preacher has been driving for Uber

Even the Koran-burning preacher himself was surprised when he was approved to drive for Uber last month.

“I don’t know how much research they do,” Terry Jones, 65, said from his Florida home Saturday.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Jones made headlines worldwide in 2010 when he organized International Burn a Koran Day. It sparked death threats and global protests and earned him a No. 2 spot on an al-Qaeda hit list. There’s a $2 million bounty on his head, and a radical Iranian cleric has called for his execution. :snippity:

After inquiries from a Washington Post reporter, Uber suspended Jones on Saturday to investigate his account and activity on the platform.Jones admits he had been sharing his anti-Muslim message with passengers and carrying a 9mm gun for self-defense — in violation of Uber’s firearms prohibition policy.
The Post learned of Jones’s employment with the company after it was contacted by a customer who had ridden with him, recognized him, and was disturbed.

“If you’re driving people around, it doesn’t hurt to have some type of defense,” Jones said, adding that he didn’t know about Uber’s firearms policy. :shootin:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr- ... a95787e8ea
I love the poorly educated!!!

I believe Anita Hill! I believe Dr. Ford!

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Post by Fortinbras » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:10 pm

Next time somebody tells me they need two million dollars, I'll have a suggestion for them.

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Post by DejaMoo » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:32 am

Pastor Terry Jones is now working a mall french fry stand:

I've heard this bull before.

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