Breaking News: Barry Bonds Perjury Verdict

LA TimesBarry Bonds, baseball’s home run king, was sentenced Friday to two years’ probation with home confinement, plus a $4,000 fine, for giving evasive testimony to a federal grand jury eight years ago during an investigation of doping in sports.

Oh no! Not two years probation and a $4,000 fine! What will Bonds do?! I have friends who got a ticket for jaywalking that were more than $4,000. I’m actually not as upset about this as I may sound. The guy lied to a grand jury… who cares? Lets be honest, at least one person in all cases is lying to the jury.


One thought on “Breaking News: Barry Bonds Perjury Verdict

  1. Zain says:

    Marc, theoretically, I think you could, but it plarobby wouldn’t be worth it. Here’s why: sprouting seeds are very cheap, and easy to purchase, and they last a while. In order to get seeds from sprouting seeds, you would have to actually grow the plant to maturity. Then, you would need the right setup for them to reproduce without being contaminated by other stuff growing in your region. If you had enough water, and good enough soil, and good weather, and you harvested them at the proper time, then you would have to follow the process for saving seeds (which varies by species). You would need to clean them, dry them, and preserve them properly. In order to have good sprouting seeds you would want to grow the produce totally organically (which means paying attention to soil amendments, pesticides, water quality, etc), and avoid cross-pollination. So, it would be possible, but it would take a really long time, and a lot of work, and a lot of resources, and there would be a good chance that you would run into problems along the way. But, if you’re interested in seed-saving (for sprouting OR gardening), the authoritative book on that is called Seed to Seed, and it is a great reference for anyone interested in sustainable gardening.

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