All Further Articles for 2013-01-04

Friday, January 4, 2013
Fox' Lump of Coal vs. Rachel's Righteous Rage
A whisper of good news in new Nielson ratings, which show Fox viewership plummeting - Hannity lost half his audience, O'Reilly almost a third - and Maddow's and O'Donnell's soaring. To see why both sides deserve what they get, hear an impassioned Rachel on our indefinite so-called war on terror. “When does this thing we are in now end? And if it does not have an end...then morally speaking it does not seem like it is a war...Then our country is killing people and locking them up outside the traditional judicial system in a way I think we maybe cannot be forgiven for.”
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Feel Free to Indulge In the Ancient Gesture of Insult
A cop cannot arrest you just because you gave him the finger, a federal appeals court has ruled. In the 2006 case, a guy in New York flipped off an officer, who then stopped and arrested him because he thought he'd been "trying to get my attention." A disbelieving court ruled the "ancient gesture of insult is not the basis for a reasonable suspicion of... impending criminal activity." Just so you know.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Czech Authentic People's Candidate
Meet Vladimír Franz, composer, professor, artist, lawyer, full-body tattooist, and presidential candidate in Czech Republic's upcoming election, the first since a new law allowing people to vote directly for president. In a mock election, students already voted in Franz, citing his stands against traditional politics' cronyism, corruption and corporate ties. “We live in a country where we have a system and the model works, to a greater, sometimes lesser degree.... The problems, the way I see it, are in human failure. (Politicians) have largely become interested only in themselves and their own benefit...I see the problem as a ‘moral’ one."
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