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posted by martyb on Wednesday October 19 2016, @01:09PM   Printer-friendly
from the freedom-of-the-press dept.

Amy Goodman, host of the New York City-based leftist news programme Democracy Now! was charged with criminal trespass by the North Dakota state's attorney (prosecutor). The charge was changed to riot, then was dismissed due to lack of evidence when Goodman appeared in court on Monday. The charges stemmed from her presence at a protest in September against construction of the Dakota Access (Bakken) oil pipeline, after the protest was reported on her show.


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  • (Score: 2) by VanessaE on Thursday October 20 2016, @12:03AM

    by VanessaE (3396) <> on Thursday October 20 2016, @12:03AM (#416406) Journal
    I've used this quote before, and it's still just as true today as the day it was first uttered,

    "Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It's not worth a thing unless it's spread around, encouraging young things to grow."

    (mentally swap "manure" for "fertilizer" if you prefer a modern version)

    Those guys who talk about the "velocity of money" don't sound so far-fetched, now that I think about it.

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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Thursday October 20 2016, @08:21AM

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Thursday October 20 2016, @08:21AM (#416524) Homepage
    Yes, but flinging a tonne of manure onto the children's play area and your windows may be measurably high velocity, but doesn't achieve any positive goals. Velocity as an end in itself is pretty flawed.
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