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Jon Stewart to Sean Hannity: Your show is like the show of a guy who was hit as a child

Jon Stewart to Sean Hannity: Your show is like the show of a guy who was hit as a child | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned Fox News personalities who defend ex-Rutger’s coach Mike Rice.


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When I first herd about this I felt terrible for the players and students being abused by the coach. Im glad this guy is being ridiculed so much because his actions are counter acting what sports are all about; teamwork, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, discipline, and being a good role model.

 

 

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Ryan johnson's curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:06 PM

This hole story has caught my eye this past week. As wrong as his actions were, the amount of negative publicity he got was also inexcusable.  Watching his interview after he ws fired, i noted a few things.  First, he is more of a man than anyone i've ever seen.  He took 100%responsibility for his actions, and made no excuses.  He told the entire truth.  He apologized for the people he had hurt and to those of the lives he has changed.  Shame of Jon Stewart for taking and wrecking this mans life even more. 

Riley Hanson's comment, April 10, 2013 11:10 PM
No matter what they did, you are right there is no excuse to hit players, students, children etc.
Michael Chmielewski's comment, April 14, 2013 10:07 AM
Nobody should defend Rice. There is no way that his players deserved any of that. There are a lot of teams that are great teams WITHOUT abuse included. Everybody knows that abuse is never the right thing to do. Rice has no excuse for his horrible actions.

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New Minnesota Vikings Stadium Focus Of 2018 Super Bowl Bid -

New Minnesota Vikings Stadium Focus Of 2018 Super Bowl Bid - | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
The superbowl in MN!! that would be cool and the stadium look really cool.
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Ashley Sanneman's comment, May 18, 2013 11:58 PM
I agree that would be great to have a super bowl in Minnesota! That would bring in a lot of business for our state.
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La. Supreme Court Rules School Vouchers Unconstitutional : NPR

La. Supreme Court Rules School Vouchers Unconstitutional  : NPR | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
For the past year, Louisiana has allowed some students in poorly performing public schools to use public money to pay for private schools.
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I agree this is unconstitutional because the government should have to provide funding for private schools. I also think this would violate the seperation of church and state thing we have going on.

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In civil suit, Jerry Sandusky's "Victim 6" asks court to spike Penn State's bid for an early dismissal of civil counts

In civil suit, Jerry Sandusky's "Victim 6" asks court to spike Penn State's bid for an early dismissal of civil counts | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
Case centers on the 1998 university shower-room incident that was investigated, but closed without criminal charges at the time.
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I think Sandusky should be sued, thrown in jail, and given the max punishment for what he did but the college shouldn't be punished also. if others from the college were involved they should be punished too. 

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Evidence of Cannibalism Found at Jamestown Site

Evidence of Cannibalism Found at Jamestown Site | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
Archaeologists excavating the Jamestown colony site have found in the remains of a 14-year-old girl the first physical evidence of cannibalism by colonists during the harsh winter of 1609.
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I know this has nothing to do with court cases but i thought it was really interesting that scientists can find evidence of cannibalism over 400 years after the event. they also found evidence that the girl who was eaten was 14 and came from the southern coastal reigions of England do to her diet. they know this because they found a ratio of oxygen isotops in her teeth bones that indicate she ate english rye and barley. WEIRD!

 

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Should Obama Twist Arms?

Should Obama Twist Arms? | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
A burning question in Washington these days is whether President Barack Obama is using all available power to woo lawmakers and advance his agenda in Congress.
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I think he is doing the right thing. If he twists to many arms I don't think there with be any left to give him a hand.

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How Obama's Response To Terrorism Has Shifted : NPR

How Obama's Response To Terrorism Has Shifted : NPR | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
While President Obama's time in office has not been defined by terrorist attacks, incidents like the one in Boston have been a regular, painful through line of his presidency.
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I think President Obama is doing a good job with reporting on terrorist attacks, and letting the public know what has happened. I agree that he doesnt have to tell the public everything but what he does tell us has to to accurate. 

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Ashley Sanneman's comment, April 27, 2013 8:05 PM
I understand that the President won't and can't tell us everything, but I also feel like there are many very important citizens always miss out on hearing. I'm not saying Obama specifically is the only one who has done this, many presidents have. I feel like any information told to the public has to be accurate and not just what we want to hear.
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UN arms trade treaty: Will it receive US Senate approval?

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The First international treaty was made to regulate international arms trading. I think this could be a great thing for the world but it would threaten our second amendment rights.

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Kansas House of Representatives Passes Gun Control Nullification

Kansas House of Representatives Passes Gun Control Nullification | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
By a vote of 94-29, the Kansas House of Representatives approved House Bill 2199, the Second Amendment Protection Act, which would nullify any new federal restrictions on firearms, magazines, and ammunition.
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This bill will nullify any new federal restrictions on firearms, magazines, and ammunition. Also sec. 6 says that "Any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States which violates the second amendment to the constitution of the United States is null, void and unenforceable in the state of Kansas". I agree with this Bill. I think Kansas has the right idea to say the Federal Government can't restrict our Second Amendment Rights.

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Ashley Sanneman's curator insight, April 10, 2013 12:41 PM

I think it is a great thing that Kansas did. Our Founding Fathers had the second amendment not being "infringed" apon which means it can't be changed. I understand that times have changed but we shouldn't go against something that made us who we are. The fact that Kansas had to make this Act was baffleing. I am glad that they passed this. 

 

Shelby Strain's comment, April 13, 2013 2:09 PM
This is amazing. I love how Kansas just went for it and said that no matter what, you are not going to take away our right to have our guns. If this doesn't send a sign, I don't know what will.
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House of Representatives approves homebrewing bill

House of Representatives approves homebrewing bill | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
The House of Representatives voted 58-33 this evening for a bill to make it legal to brew beer at home in Alabama.
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Anyone that is 21 or older can brew 15 gallons of homemade beer, wine, cider, or mead every 3 months for personal use. I think that is pretty neat!

 

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Pakistan elections pose threat to U.S. drone program

Pakistan elections pose threat to U.S. drone program | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
The major candidates to become Pakistan’s next prime minister oppose American drone strikes on Islamic extremists in their country, which bodes ill for the U.S. policy after Pakistan’s historic parliamentary elections in May.
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The main candidates in Pakistan's next prime minister oppose American drone strikes. The civilian casualties due to the drone attacks is wrong and i see why the candidates are against it.

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America Needs a New Political Party

America Needs a New Political Party | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
I agree with the artical when it says the republicans and democrates are more interested in bashing each other then accually solving a problem. maybe we do need a third party, but would it help?
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Shelby Strain's comment, March 22, 2013 3:56 PM
I agree that we need a new party or something. Something to refresh our country. We are getting no where with all of this bickering, so maybe the third party would switch that up.
Ashley Sanneman's comment, March 23, 2013 1:14 AM
I don't agree that a new political party should be made, considering all the problems we have now and we only have two. I do agree that something needs to be done to keep our current parties on task. They need to do their jobs rather than focusing on bashing the opposing party.
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Have political parties lost their purpose?

Have political parties lost their purpose? | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
Buffeted by outside forces, Democrats and Republicans alike ponder their diminished role.
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Demacrates and Republicans are very far apart on most views. This has given rise to the question, Have political parties lost their purpose? I don't think so but they do need to start doing more and get stuff done.

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Ashley Sanneman's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:30 AM

I feel as though political parties have lost a little purpose. Purpose may not be the best word to use, but they aren't as big of a deal as they used to be. For the past two years 40% of Americans have been identifying themselves as independent. Where as in previous times this was a very rare thing. Most people were democrats or republicans and very strong on their opinions and now these parties are dwindling. 

 

Crystal Nickles's comment, March 24, 2013 10:46 PM
I think political parties are there to make people happy. They have such opposite opinions that they can't get anything done.
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Jon Stewart to Sean Hannity: Your show is like the show of a guy who was hit as a child

Jon Stewart to Sean Hannity: Your show is like the show of a guy who was hit as a child | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned Fox News personalities who defend ex-Rutger’s coach Mike Rice.


Via Bret, Andrew Lawrence
Adam Alexander Schoessler's insight:

When I first herd about this I felt terrible for the players and students being abused by the coach. Im glad this guy is being ridiculed so much because his actions are counter acting what sports are all about; teamwork, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, discipline, and being a good role model.

 

 

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Ryan johnson's curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:06 PM

This hole story has caught my eye this past week. As wrong as his actions were, the amount of negative publicity he got was also inexcusable.  Watching his interview after he ws fired, i noted a few things.  First, he is more of a man than anyone i've ever seen.  He took 100%responsibility for his actions, and made no excuses.  He told the entire truth.  He apologized for the people he had hurt and to those of the lives he has changed.  Shame of Jon Stewart for taking and wrecking this mans life even more. 

Riley Hanson's comment, April 10, 2013 11:10 PM
No matter what they did, you are right there is no excuse to hit players, students, children etc.
Michael Chmielewski's comment, April 14, 2013 10:07 AM
Nobody should defend Rice. There is no way that his players deserved any of that. There are a lot of teams that are great teams WITHOUT abuse included. Everybody knows that abuse is never the right thing to do. Rice has no excuse for his horrible actions.
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More Americans trust Judges Judy and Joe Brown than any Supreme Court justice: survey

More Americans trust Judges Judy and Joe Brown than any Supreme Court justice: survey | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
Mistrust of politicians is alive and well in the U.S. Americans overwhelmingly do not trust many of their current and past elected leaders, a new survey out Tuesday showed.
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I think its sad that most Americans trust some TV personality then the people that are elected to run our country. SMH!

 

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Crystal Nickles's comment, May 11, 2013 6:38 PM
I also think this is crazy. Even though all of these judges are qualified and had proper schooling the supreme court judges specialize in the constitution. It's crazy that people don't trust them, and if this is a problem they should probably go back to high school...
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Civil unions for gay couples begin in Colorado

Civil unions for gay couples begin in Colorado | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
Gay couples in Colorado began to take advantage Wednesday of a new state law allowing civil unions.

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I have nothing agaist gay people and i say do what you want I could care less. now that being said my only exception is if it was my kid if i could i would try to prevent him or her from being gay. i dont think its right or wrong i just think it goes aginst nature. men and women are suppost to be together and make the next generation. i know this sounds hipicritical i just have mixed feelings about it.

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Crystal Nickles's curator insight, May 1, 2013 9:16 PM

I feel that people should have the right to marry who they want. Colorado is hopefully a step ahead of the nation in changing other states laws.

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Michael Jackson wrongful death trial: Cell phone records show Dr. Conrad Murray may have requested help from mistress in covering his tracks

Michael Jackson wrongful death trial: Cell phone records show Dr. Conrad Murray may have requested help from mistress in covering his tracks | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
The cardiologist convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death called his mistress while riding in the ambulance taking the singer to the hospital — evidence he may have requested help in covering his tracks, it was revealed...
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The doctor may or may not have called his girlfriend in the back of an ambulance on the way to the hospital to cover his tracks. along with the evidence of  financial straits and the benefits that would come from Michael's death have lead some people to believe the doctor did it.


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Insider House Rules

Insider House Rules | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
Congress destroys its own feeble attempt to limit Congressional insider trading.
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I thought this was a good video for a segway into this next unit. Buy yeah horray for Obama!

 

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NASA Lasso

NASA unveils an exciting plan to nudge away an asteroid.
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Thank the lord we are all saved!!!

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US: Senate Immigration Plan Important Yet Flawed | Human Rights Watch

US: Senate Immigration Plan Important Yet Flawed | Human Rights Watch | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
(Washington, DC) – The United States Senate is set to take an important step toward establishing landmark protections for unauthorized immigrants.
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This plan could grant eventual legal status to millions of immigrents and reduce their vulnerability to human rights abuses. I think this could be a good step.

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Ashley Sanneman's comment, April 21, 2013 12:15 PM
I think if they are already here this step should be made, but we shouldn't make it more enticing to other immigrants to come here.
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Jon Stewart makes fun of North Korea Over war threats - A must watch Hilarious The Daily News 4/2/13

Give us a follow - help to grow - https://twitter.com/VidNight Jon Stewart Tears Into North Korea Over War Threats: Do You Really Want To Be Our 'Rebound War...
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HAHAHAHAHAHA!.. no for real we are all going to die!

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Saudi Prince Al Waleed calls for elections, even partial | Ya Libnan | World News Live from Lebanon

Saudi Prince Al Waleed calls for elections, even partial | Ya Libnan | World News Live from Lebanon | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
Ya Libnan features frequently updated breaking news, world news, op-eds and features, live from Beirut, Lebanon
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Saudi Prince Al Waleed made the decision to appoint 30 women to the Shura consultative council.

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The slow boom of campaign technology

The slow boom of campaign technology | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
Why transformational change in political media may take longer than expected.
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technology has become a large part of everything we do and it has become a key role in campaings. anyone has access to a canadates views and what they are about more then ever because we have the inernet, smart phones, tv, radio, ect.

 

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Shelby Strain's comment, April 5, 2013 1:57 PM
It is almost insane how much technology has taken over our lives and now campaigns run on it. I feel like now that we have access to so much information, we can make a better judgement of who we will elect.
Ashley Sanneman's comment, April 6, 2013 10:45 PM
I know I personally wouldn't know that much about the candidates without technology, but I think there needs to be a budget on how much we should be spending to do this. We already spend a ridiculous amount on campaigns.
Crystal Nickles's comment, April 6, 2013 11:52 PM
I agree, we are able to know everything about our candidates so simply but the campaigning is so expensive they could be doing better things with that money.
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Colbert Report: RNC Convention vs. DNC Convention

Colbert Report: RNC Convention vs. DNC Convention | Gov't n Law | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama agree that he bailed out Detroit and created Obamacare.
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colbert is a funny guy and the video gives a funny view of the political parties.

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Crystal Nickles's comment, March 24, 2013 10:55 PM
I feel like both sides notice the same things but each side has their own opinions on these things. Just because they are different political parties republicans dislike Obama and Democrats disliked Romney.