Tag Archives: People

The Voice of the People

The idea was that the grand jury was a group of independent citizens who would investigate and decide whether there was enough evidence (probable cause) to charge someone with a crime. That’s an oversimplification, of course, but it gets at … Continue reading

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Why Have 165 People Gone Missing From Cruise Ships In Recent Years?

On the evening of April 6 this year, John Halford packed his suitcase and left it outside the door of his cabin on the cruise liner Thomson Spirit. It was the last day of a week-long Egyptian cruise and the … Continue reading

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Never Go Into a Business that Other People Do for Fun

Somehow I'm thinking of Max Bialystock and his little checkie weckie: No fewer than 3,812 full-length movies were submitted to the 2011 Sundance film festival. Yet only 550 films open in American cinemas each year, and most lose money. The … Continue reading

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Reasons Why People Divorce: The Mysterious Case of the "Lovey-Dovey Divorce"

[Photo from freephotos.co.uk] As Augusta, Georgia divorce lawyers, we never know what to expect when divorcing couples walk in the door to sign their uncontested divorce documents. What will be their reactions, or emotional state? In some divorces, the parties … Continue reading

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No Books Means "Poor People Need Not Apply"

SF author Elizabeth Bear pointed to this entry in a LiveJournal blog. It's a little bit long on passion and short on facts, but the central idea is neatly summarized: When you have little money, you buy second-hand books. Seen … Continue reading

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