"Gandalf" on the anti-state forum offers one way to get out of jury duty :
About 8 years ago I received a jury duty notice in the mail. Following the advice of several of my friends, I indicated on the return card that I was not a U.S. Citizen. A week later, a card came in the mail indicating that I was excused from jury duty because of not being a U.S. Citizen.
Does it really work ? I'll have to remember that.
Osama Bin Laden offers a truce :
We don't mind offering you a long-term truce on fair conditions that we adhere to. We are a nation that God has forbidden to lie and cheat. So both sides can enjoy security and stability under this truce so we can build Iraq and Afghanistan, which have been destroyed in this war. There is no shame in this solution, which prevents the wasting of billions of dollars that have gone to those with influence and merchants of war in America who have supported Bush's election campaign with billions of dollars - which lets us understand the insistence by Bush and his gang to carry on with war.
If you (Americans) are sincere in your desire for peace and security, we have answered you.
As a deal from one terrorist to another, that sounds like a pretty good deal. Of course, the imperialist warhawks are going to answer that they don't negociate with terrorists. And yet we are forced to negociate with government every day. Talk about hypocrisy.
Osama's goal with 9-11 was to drag the United States into a long war that would sink it economically. Although it didn't have that big of an impact, the War on Terrorism is certainly a big weight on the American budget, so mission accomplished so far. The United States went at war with the intention of spreading its economic imperialism, and bringing the democratic plague to the Middle East so it can put its puppets at the head of Afghanistan and Iraq. Mission accomplished so far. I'd say both terrorists have accomplished their objectives. A rousing success.