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Protecting Walmart in Ferguson

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The Magic Word:
Which planet is closest to the sun? (hint -- it's Mercury...)

Technicality, n.:
In an English court a man named Home was tried for slander in having
accused a neighbor of murder. His exact words were: “Sir Thomas Holt
hath taken a cleaver and stricken his cook upon the head, so that one
side of his head fell on one shoulder and the other side upon the
other shoulder.” The defendant was acquitted by instruction of the
court, the learned judges holding that the words did not charge murder,
for they did not affirm the death of the cook, that being only an
— Ambrose Bierce, “The Devil’s Dictionary”