All Further Articles for 2012-10-18

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Taibbi on Bill Moyers vs. Bill O'Reilly
O'Reilly bashed PBS for funding lefty agitators like Bill Moyers. "Here's what we get – a $16 trillion debt, and we've gotta pay for Bill Moyers," O'Reilly boomed. He also held up a flash card with a picture of Moyers and the headline, "Why is NPR getting our money?" There are only two problems with O'Reilly's argument: 1. Bill Moyers doesn't work for NPR, and never did. 2. Moyers doesn't get any money from PBS. His show is entirely self-supported by donors. If anything, he supports public television.
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All Human Beings: Israel Counts Calories for Gazans
Under court order, Israel has released a report showing the military set nutritional "red lines" to decide how much food to allow into the Gaza Strip under the blockade so that Palestinians would survive but not starve. The document, released after a long legal battle, shows food imports were cut by nearly 75 percent, with calorie counts below the average amount needed. Israel says the report was never used to restrict the flow of food. Critics say if this isn't collective punishment - illegal under international law - what is?
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We Are Good Citizens
Six more protesters were arrested at the Bain-owned Sensata plant in Freeport, Ill. for sitting in and demanding a full severance package for the 170 workers who will lose their jobs starting Friday when the plant's operations move to China. The protesters, some of whom said they were "scared to death" being in a police car, said they'd do it again. “It’s for a good cause. If you won’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” - a supporter
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We Will Rebuild
More Fun On the Internet: Within minutes of last night's 4.5 magnitude earthquake in Maine - which slightly shook our houses around dinnertime - an enterprising wise-acre put up an "I Survived the New England Earthquake" page on Facebook, with (semi-grisly) photos of the (barely discernible) damage and terrific graphics stolen from tacky 9/11 iconography. Within the hour it had 45,000 likes. Now it's over 90,000. Ah, the human spirit. "We are united in our grief, but together we are strong."
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