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Mutual-appreciation anxiety: Putin and Erdogan
"At a rally yesterday the prime minister of armenia nicole passion. Yon warned of an attempted military coup. He told crowds. It was the army's job to defend the country. It was up to the people to decide whether or not he should step down. Y'all guy even hats manhattan borough. She mr young has faced protests since a peace deal struck in november. In which is our by. John gained territory in nagorno-karabakh a largely ethnic armenian enclave. Mr john has protests since a peace deal was struck in november in which is by john games territory in nagorno-karabakh a largely ethnic armenian enclave clashes over the region had erupted repeatedly since nineteen ninety-four drawing in russia which stood behind armenia and turkey which back oscar by john but in the end it was russian president vladimir putin and his turkish counterpart rany tight air to one who put it all to rest. Brokering a peace deal. That's just one sign of remarkable political alliance. It's picking away at the post cold war geopolitical order so i think it helps to go back to the really low point of relationship which was in two thousand fifteen. Daniel franklin is our diplomatic editor. Turkey shot down a russian warplane which had been flying over syria. Entered it's ass base and this happened. After repeated warnings to the russian pilot in the warnings became increasing urgent they were ignored and turkish f sixteen fighters that were patrolling shot. The plane down remember turkey is a nato member and had engaged with russia militarily. That's not something that happens. Often and russia responded quite vigorously by imposing sanctions on turkish products and a bombed ethnic tuchman fighters in northern syria that allies of the turks so that was Towards the end of two thousand fifteen and into the beginning of two thousand sixteen but it was a dramatic shift. If you remember in the summer of two thousand sixteen there was an attempted coup jet sopa head. The world watched in shock as a military coup and in turkey eight. Us ally a major strategic partner in the fight against isis putin was quick to call president of and commiserate show solidarity is some suspicion in turkey. Anyway that gave some advance warning to add one that his life was in danger helped move him out of the area where he might have been bombed and from that point onwards things have changed dramatically in the two men developed this kind of own tone this brotherhood of hard power. And what is it. That had changed between the downing of the bomber and this evan beginning of a friendship they first of all recognize in one another leaders who know how to use power in a full full way but there are other similarities between them in terms of that authoritarian style of leadership at home. And there's a common set of grievances against the west in turkey's case decades of not being properly accepted wanting at one stage to join the european union but being put on hold. And i think one of the reasons why the attempted coup was such a turning point for adwan is that he came under attack from his own planes and he felt that nato had improperly come to support nato countries were slow to express solidarity so he started to think that maybe putin was someone could depend upon for his own survival where he couldn't necessarily depend on nato partners and how the relationship between these two men evolved since then it's developed in some very concrete ways add one has bought from russia s four hundred air defense system. So it's a nato country. Remember that is buying russian. Ed defense system that does not delighted his nato partners. It's meant that it's been kicked out of the f thirty five fighter jet program that Nato has its face sanctions from america and despite all that it's gone ahead and on the ground in particularly serious led to kind of accommodation even though they're on opposite sides they've managed to accommodate each other's objectives in particular turkey vis-a-vis the kurds and most recently they've accommodate each other in the south caucasus. Where again they support opposite sides. The russia has played its role as a mediator. Turkey supported azerbaijan. And they've managed to end up with a result that suits them both well. Russia has peacekeeping troops on the ground. Turkey has an economic opportunity and the air that causes missed out has got nothing out of this is the west. You mentioned the word accommodating in the sense that that perhaps they're just essentially keeping out from under each other's feet or is there more to it than that. There is more to it than that because a particularly developed closer ties economically. The two economies have been struggling so they can do all the support they can get and although russia has a big surplus with turkey. Turkish contractors get a lot of business from russia. So there's the economic aspects of the relationship is particularly important and putin to have turkey as awkward member of nato driving a wedge within nato. That's a huge attraction for him and for to and sometimes to be able to play off the west and russia that's also helpful so that they play the power game very effectively by using each other and given all of that. Would you call this alliance proper and if so what should the west make of it well. It's a remarkable development given the long history between the two countries going back centuries. It's remarkable when you think of the more recent history of of the to literally coming to blows as recently as two thousand fifteen but it's far from being an alliance turkey is still a nato member that's valuable to it and it's also bristled it's fragile. Remember they are on opposite sides even where they're accommodating each other in places like syria in libya they have differences over ukraine over georgia as well so there are many places where this could deteriorate rapidly. It's rather brittle its recent depends too much on personalities with big egos so does mean that. There's absolutely no guarantee that this is going to last or even develop further so in that sense. You think the west doesn't need to worry because the alliance will eventually fall apart from. It's the concern for the west. It's certainly a challenge. One of the things that will be on the radar screen of the biden administration. It's a worry that there is this increasingly close relationship between her big important nato member and russia and although it's bristol although it could blow up in various ways it's a serious concern and worry that a nato member like turkey could drift further away from its moorings
This day in history - NAACP founded
"The day was february twelfth. Nineteen o nine in new york city. A group of black and white people met to talk about the status of black people in the united states. There were sixty people at the meeting including suffrage is philanthropist journalist clergymen educators and people from other traditions in attendance and some of them have been part of the abolitionist movement. Many of the people there had also been part of the niagara movement which was a civil rights group founded in nineteen o five sociologist activists w. e. d. boys and editor an activist william morris. Trotter the date of this meeting was notable because it was the hundredth anniversary of former us. President abraham lincoln's birth which many found meaningful because. Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation. But anti black violence was still endemic in the united states. And the people who met in new york on this day. We're committed to fighting racism and discrimination in the us. starting what was sometimes called a new abolition movement. At the time. Jim crow laws enforced racial segregation in the south. Though discrimination on the basis of race was constant throughout the united states thousands of black people were being lynched by white mobs at public events that were made into spectacles and deadly race. Riots were taking place across the country. In the period after the reconstruction era interpersonal and institutionalized racism were plaguing american society but activists reformers in revolutionaries were using and fighting to combat rampant racism and violence in the country in august nineteen. Oh eight there was a violent race riots. In springfield illinois where mobs of white people destroyed the homes and businesses of black people in the community and killed in lynched others author and activist. Ns stransky and her husband. William english walling. A socialist journalist went to springfield to investigate the right and in september. A magazine called the independent published an article by walling titled the race war in the north in the article. He wrote that. People must revive the spirit of abolitionist. Entreat black people social and political equals or else the race war would continue to spread across the country and walling went on to write the following the day. These methods become general in the north. Every hope of political democracy will be dead other weaker. Racist in classes will be persecuted in the north. As in the south public education will undergo an eclipse and american civilization. We'll await either a rapid degeneration or another profounder and more revolutionary civil war which sell obliterate not only the remains of slavery but all other obstacles to a free democratic evolution that have grown up in. Its wake who realizes the seriousness of the situation. And what large and powerful body of citizens is ready to come to their aid. Marie white ovington a social worker and writer heated wallin's call and sent him a letter in support so in january nineteen o nine. She met with walling in social worker. Henry moskovitz at wallin's new york apartment to discuss proposing an organization that would fight for the civil and political rights of black people. So oswald garrison villar grandson of abolitionist. William lloyd garrison wrote the call which was a summons for civil rights activists to form an organization that would advocate for ending racial injustice in america and fight for african americans rights the call was endorsed by sixty people including w. e. b. voice journalist and activist ida b wells philosopher and reformer john. Dewey an activist jane addams and on february toldt nineteen o nine a group including mary turks. Tarot charles edward russell in florence kelly among others breath met for a national conference but they didn't hold their first large meeting until may when they organized as the national negro committee. There was some conflict at that first session as leaders tried to get the more conservative but washington to join in on the meetings also tensions rose between white and black members and the press beer the radical nature of the conference but by nineteen ten members of the committee had formed the national association for the advancement of colored people or in double. Acp the n. Double acp mission was quote to promote equality of rights and to eradicate cast a race prejudice among the citizens of the united states to advance the interests of color citizens to secure for them impartial suffrage and to increase their opportunities for securing justice in the courts education for the children employment according to their ability and complete equality before law the organization established is national office in new york city in named a board of directors and president moorefield story at this time w e b d boys was the only black executive in the organization but that same year two boys started the crisis a journal offered discussion on race relations politics and black life and present it black intellectual and artistic work in double. Acp members went on to challenge segregation laws. Stage boycotts start anti lynching campaign in lobby and advocate for new legislation the end ps methods aren't loved by people who use more direct action tactics but the organization did make gains in the movement for black civil rights and is still going today.
Biden Announces U.S. Will Engage Diplomatically To End War In Yemen
"Of the big foreign policy related goals for the incoming biden administration for many on. The left was an end to us involvement in saudi war on yemen. and apparently. That's where we're headed to look at us. We're also stepping up. Our diplomacy end the war in yemen. War which is created humanitarian strategic catastrophe. I've asked my middle east team to ensure our support for the united nations led initiative to impose a ceasefire open humanitarian challenge and restore long-dormant peace. Talks this war has to end and underscore our commitment. We're ending all americans support for offensive operations in the war in yemen including relevant arm sales
Ted Cruz under fire for saying Biden prioritizing 'citizens of Paris' by rejoining climate deal
"President joe biden. It's weird to say it after four years of president. Donald trump but president joe biden will be rejoining the non-binding paris climate accord something that donald trump of course pulled the united states. Out of back in two thousand seventeen. Now before i get into the details of how ted cruz is whining and crying about it. Let me just warn you guys and remind you in case you might have forgotten that it is a non binding international agreement with more than two hundred different countries Signing onto it agreeing that they are gonna try hard to lure carbon emissions in order to Help at least mitigate the impact of climate change now. Ted cruz doesn't like this and is either pretending to be stupid or is incredibly stupid by saying by rejoining the paris climate agreement president biden indicates. He's more interested in the views of the citizens of paris. That in the jobs of citizens of pittsburg this agreement will do little to affect the climate and will harm the livelihoods of americans. So i'm gonna let you take it away for minute was because i'm curious what you think about this argument by senator cruz. I mean he's stupid but the only thing interesting about how stupid it is because it's coming from ted cruz. The guy before. He decided he wanted to be. President of this country was considered to be the sort of intellectual arm of the republican party. Right like you supposed to be part of that like You know ivy league sort of in dub out q. You in a debate. Ted cruz was always the guy that certain types of conservatives would be like. Oh they don't want to get in the ring with ted cruz. He'll eat him alive because of his alleged alleged superior intellect and ever since he decided to run for president he's thrown all of that out the window and decided to eat the monkey brains man like this guy has completely lost his mind right publicly. Anyway in his shamelessness and willingness to do or say anything that he thinks will curry favour amongst republican base. So it's like you just can't take anything he says seriously anymore. And it's a shame because this is one of the one hundred guys. We have in the united states senate. It's it's sad. It's incredibly sad absolutely and so obviously the paris. Climate accord isn't about france. It isn't about paris. It's about climate change and it involves an international negotiation that took place in paris. Which is why. It's called the paris climate accord. This is something that representative alexandria ocasio. Cortez pointed out in response to ted cruz. Insanely stupid tweet. She writes nice. Tweet senator cruz. Quick question do you also believe the geneva convention was about the views of the citizens of geneva asking for everyone who believes us. Senator should be competent and not undermine our elections to incite insurrection against the united states. So what she's implying. That last part is that ted cruz had absolutely no problem. Disenfranchising voters from places around the country including pittsburgh So in addition to voting against the certification of pennsylvania's account. He also tried to get the supreme court to toss out the state's vote. It's also worth mentioning by the way that hits bergh Credibly supportive of the paris. Climate
Millions of Americans Don't Think Biden Won the Election
"Course people are going to getting prepared for the inauguration of someone that millions of americans. Don't think actually won the election. which is problematic. Is it fair to say that. that's problematic. Is it fair to say that we can say that it's problematic and then be demonized thing that it's problematic. This is where we are in america because my parents have seen communism upfront raised me. I write about this in my upcoming book. Fish out of water. That's coming up in In two weeks or less. Actually it's coming out in vicente water. A search for the meaning of life talk about being raised by parents in the shadow of world war. Two all of their memories of growing up of my mother and father lost their fathers when they were ten years old. My dad did my mom. Did they grew up during the war. They saw communism up close They saw the evil of communism a closer. They raised me differently than most americans were raised. And i noticed this growing up when we moved to danbury connecticut. When i was nine we i noticed that all these american kids that i went to public school with because before that i was in a parochial school greek orthodox school where all the greek kids there was a similar sense of the evil Whether the ottoman turks Oppressing degree for four hundred years or whether it was the communist The civil war with the communists right after world war two they all had a sense of evil of communism and that there's evil in the world that we had to be vigilant about america and liberty. And when i moved to danbury connecticut which i write about in fish out of water i noticed that the the kids that had american parents. They didn't have a sense of this. And i kind of think that's kind of where we are why we are where we are now because many americans just don't realize how bad it can get. They've never experienced it now. If you grew up in cuba or your parents grew up in cuba or you came from the soviet union You you know how evil communism is and so. It's one of the reasons that i've gone out on a limb. Some people think perhaps rectal recklessly. But i think when you're facing the possibility of marxism whether it's cultural marxism cancel culture. That's of course how it starts. You have to be vigilant. This is really really. It's not worth hanging back This is this is very very dark stuff so it's one of the reasons that i've been so outspoken. Because i've lived this through my parents. I know what is possible. I know that things don't always turn out. Well
Where will Your Next Dive Be?
"It's time for another installment of your next dive here on scuba shack radio so far i have done eleven installments of this segment. Typically i do in new your next dive segment every third show or about every six weeks. I take a dive location or operator and talk a little bit more about the diving. The operator the boats the facilities and the food. I also like to discuss how best to get there. Well today. i thought i do a little bit. Something different maybe. That's because i'm not sure i have anymore. Cool places to talk about that. I've been to so. I'm going to imagine that we're in a post pandemic world and i could just pick some place to go diving jump on a plane and giant stride. In where would i go. where would you go well. I'm going to keep this in the context of the places. I've talked about here on your next dive in boy. Did i have a hard time trying to figure it out. But in the end if i could fly out today and go diving i would definitely had grand cayman and then head over to sunset house. There are so many other options to choose. I chose sunset house for a number of reasons. First getting down there from where i live in. Connecticut is pretty easy. And while i have to make a connection. It's no big deal and if you're lucky with the scheduled flights you might even be able to sneak in and afternoon shore dive. The the sure diving is definitely a big reason. I like sunset house. You can dive on the house reef anytime and it is outstanding house. We've you can explore for hours and find some really cool stuff boat diving takes you. Some fantastic spots and win diving is over. I love spending time at my bar for lunch or dinner. I can visualize myself right there right now. Having an iron show bach after a great day of diving boy. I gotta get there now. If i had a lot of time like say i was retired or like say later this year i would ski. Give serious consideration towards heading out to the philippines and then heading south to do magaji. Where'd stay with atlantis. Everything about the resort in a diving hits mark from me. The biodiversity is incredible. You get the reese with four hundred and fifty different species of coral and the mock where you can watch stuff closely. As as the sand comes alive it's outstanding. The rooms are very nice and spacious and the food is really good really good. The resort is right on the beach and a very relaxing environment. I would have to say that. It is one if not the best value in diving if i couldn't get into sunset house on grand cayman or have the time to make the long trek out to the philippines to other options. Come to mind. And they're a little bit different. I would consider either going to turks and caicos to dive dive provo or had two little came in and spend a week at little cayman beach. Resort going to turks and caicos on providential. He's just like flying to the bahamas pretty straightforward. But it's not as much diving as you would get on a little cayman. Typically you'll get five days of two tank boat diving but you'll have time to go to a number of really cool restaurants and there's that nice supermarket that's right across the street from where we stay. Then you get time to relax by the pool or the beach going to little cayman involves that short flight in a twin otter from grand cayman which sometimes presents a challenge but once at the resort get ready to dive in eat. You'll probably do six days of two tank morning dives with five days of one tank afternoon dies. That's totaling seventeen is a week or seventy percent more diving. Then you would get in turks and caicos and while you won't experience the different restaurants. You won't be disappointed in the food plan on adding a few pounds during the week. So this is quite a dilemma. That will face when we're able to and we're able to travel again and we feel comfortable with it. There are so many options out there. I know we're still trying to set up a memorial day trip to nassau with stuart cove and keeping our fingers crossed. We all have our favorite places to go diving our goto spots and we all have the places on our list of places we want to get to. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to diving some really cool places and love to go back to all them. That sounds like a goal. But if i had to choose my top four spots right now they would be sunset house on grand cayman atlanta's dive resorts and duma gatty dive provo on turks and caicos and little cayman beach resort out the passport. Let's get
"turks" Discussed on The Young Turks
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"turks" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Well the turks janke granting concerned with you guys. We've been amazing show for you i mitch. Mcconnell wants trump impeached. Wait what okay. That's stories coming up in a little bit trump Inciting more violence. That's not surprising and more violence. Apparently planned also not surprising. We will get to that and obviously you guys a heads up on where that violence. What happened because this is insane. World we live in okay but having said that there's a lot of wonderful exclusives on the show We have an exclusive on a new piece of art. Jim carey is revealing today on the young turks. That's fun for everybody and we have a fun exclusive for you guys starting right now. So normally we don't do a lot of guests off top of the show But sometimes the just democrats a little bit different. And so and we've had some nice historic moments on the show for with the just democrats joining us. Now is the executive director of said just democrats alexandra rojo's Alex welcome back to the young turks. They so much for having me excited alex. Yeah it's it's great to have you and we're in do something fun today. I hear you have a special surprise guests for us with Fun announcement what is it we do. We do drum roll please. We have made our first endorsement as justice. Democrats for this cycle and we could not be more excited more humbled more honored and how serendipitous it is that it is the state senator nina turner the progressive giant The person that i know. When as a founding member and founding staffer justice democrats was one of the few people that took seriously that talked to our candidates and so we just could not be more proud so she's our special guest today back here. The nina turner joining us live only..
"turks" Discussed on The Young Turks
"They don't the working class has nobody in their in their in their and they're on their team now they thought trump was going to be that guy because they get really come down and we are going to have to break. We're not trying to the main show in just a second. But but but i'm sure we can. We can leave it in But anyway thank you for everybody for joining us for social break. We're back with the full show in just a sec. Welcome back everyone. The young turks with me john. Viana alonzo We got a couple more stories to get to including. Oh my god consequences for actions in. Okay we've got a few of them. I don't remember how to cover this. But we're gonna push through here. We go law enforcement officers trying to track down those who engage in this sort of activity. You're seeing that video right there Felon their job. Made a little bit easier. By the fact that virtually every single person there wouldn't wear a mask and recorded themselves. Doing all of the lawbreaking sometimes in real time filming and live livestreaming and things like that while they were there other times leaving after having done it and then recording videos of themselves singing which crimes they just committed so One individual perhaps other than viking horns goatman The most iconic of the people who broke into the capital is this individual. So you're seeing right there richard barnett. And we know his name. Because he filmed himself in the speaker's office with his face visible and he was incredibly prolific on social media Leading up to that event he has now been arrested. He was apprehended in arkansas and charged with entering and remaining on restricted grounds violent entry and theft of public property. Burnett bragged reporters about what he had done. Shortly after exiting the capital he apparently materials taken pelosi during the raid with potential. National security implications. One of her laptops was stolen..
"turks" Discussed on The Young Turks
"For two. Okay now. I'm gonna give you more here in. Wolf makes a good point on the super chad. How long did trump stick around. After he told his mob. I'll be there with you is supporters should know he lied to them and use them and then ran away. That's totally right. I was thinking. Oh really are you going to go. In like bain lead you know. You're mob of angry deranged lunatics through the capital. No of course he is. Oh you do you guys get arrested for it. You guys face serious charges for it. I'm gonna slink out the back door. Classic trump classic trump gray point by in wolf loved doing the show with you guys And lisa chapman with a green point trump and others responsible must be held accountable for their actions and their accessory to these things that have happened period. A right there with you sister knowing biden. There's almost no chance that anybody will be held accountable. It is what it is. But we'll put pressure on to try to make that happen. Young turks members will have more your comments some around. We'll be right back all right guys..
Fired Tyson manager defends COVID-19 bets as morale booster
"Earlier we shared a story involving the waterloo tyson meat packing plant and how it's facing wrongful. Death lawsuits from the family members of employees who died as a result of contracting corona virus. Well seven managers at that plant have been fired and one of them is speaking out because he thinks it's important for everyone to know that they're not bad people there actually great people who were just trying to make the work environment fun especially when they were taking bets on how many of their employees would get sick by contracting corona virus so former tyson manager don merged mersch brock said managers conducted the office pool last spring within minutes following mass testing of the plants. Roughly twenty eight hundred workers county officials said last may that more than one thousand workers tested positive for the virus which hospitalized several and killed at least six now. The family members of four of the employees who had died are suing in wrongful death suits and merce brock says. No i mean we're not again. We're not bad people. we're just trying to boost morale. This is exact quote he tells the associated press. it was a group of exhausted supervisors. That had worked so hard and so smart to solve many unsolvable problems. It was simply something fun. Kind of a morale boost for having put forth an incredible effort. There was never any malicious intent. It was never meant to disparage anyone and just to give you some more details on what this pool entailed again. It was a pool among managers at this meat packing plant in waterloo iowa. The office pool involve roughly fifty dollars in cash which went to the winner who picked the correct percentage of workers testing positive for the virus. He also added that. Those involved didn't believe the pool violated company policy and that plants. Positively and the plants positivity rate would be lower than the community rate due to their mitigation efforts. So let me just quickly mentioned with. The mitigation efforts were Based on the allegations these lawsuits there were none. The employees are alleging that they were told by their employers to ignore any symptoms that they may have as a result of contracting corona virus They were pressured to continue working. And they were of course packed into tight quarters as they were working with no social distancing and again the allegations include the fact. They didn't provide protective gear like masks to prevent contracting the virus. So those are the mitigation efforts that this former manager who's been fired from tyson wants to point to so guys. I don't want you to miss something really important in this story Which is a tyson china. Whitewash what's happening here by blaming the managers so it doesn't mean the managers weren't guilty of and i i mean i don't mean that in a legal sense i just mean in a sense of moral culpability. No you should not bet on. How many workers are going to get sick by the way it turns out. The crack number was a thousand thousand of their workers. Got corona virus. Six died so four of the deceased family. Members are suing. Now and so tight. That manager says something abhorrent about how oh just boosting morale talking about how the workers are gonna die. How many of them are gonna get sick spot for us managers. I don't think that's fun and i. If that's what boosts morale for managers that's pretty sick having said that the real culpable people here is is the company because that measure says look they told us solve this unsolvable problem and that he's right they say okay don't take precautions Shoves all back into a building where we know. They're likely to get corona virus and then afterwards will blame you guys For not getting enough production and having too many people get sick but wait a minute was executives decisions not even the managers but executives higher in the company that made that decision so are they more culpable absolutely and so in this particular case. What do they do. And this is what drives me crazy again about the press. They hire former attorney. General eric holder to do a whitewashing effort. And he says yes. The managers are guilty but the company's fine what they paid them to say that he's a lawyer i get it. He has a job. His job is to help companies avoid lawsuits etc so holders during his job but but the press should not give any weight to the fact that he's a former attorney general he was hired a whitewash he whitewashed and the and they make. It all. Seem like only the manager's fault. no it's in this case. It's tyson spalte. Forgiving them can manage irs shoved them back in their. Don't take the precautions. The only thing that matters the bottom line and then go. Oh golly gee they made a bet. I can't believe they did that. It's only therefore and not our fault. Nonsense
Big Oil Evaded Regulation And Plastic Pellets Kept Spilling
"Of tiny plastic pellets have been spilling into oceans and rivers the world over where birds and fish eat them. They are the building blocks of all plastic melts. Three hundred fifty of them. You get a yogurt cup thousand. Get you a water bottle. But an npr pbs frontline investigation found. The oil and plastic industry has long known there an environmental problem. Npr's laura sullivan brings us this story. About how the oil and plastic industry evaded regulation despite decades spills. You probably haven't spent a lot of time standing on train tracks looking at your feet or looking at the edge of a highway outside a plastic manufacturer. But if you did. There's a good chance you'll see them little plastic pellets. This is kocsis creek. In looking at fresh pellets that has fallen out of the turks. Ronnie hammer is standing on state road. Thirty five in southeast texas rising four square miles behind him as the petrochemical plant formosa plastics. There're not just here. They're over there. They're in portable alaka. You're gonna find them down the road not an anti plastic environmentalist. He's a former supervisor. Who worked at formosa for twenty five years. And while he worked there he says he was told to cover up spills of plastic pellets. I won't do to put down the phone number. You know what i'm saying. They want to keep it low. So so you lie. That's my job. This britain butter so i got to do what they say. You got a family. What's striking about standing outside formosa and finding pellets. A hundred yards from the plants edge. Is that last year. Formosa agreed to pay fifty million dollars to settle a lawsuit in which it agreed to zero discharge of pellets. And yet here they are and down in the creek where the plant drains thousands more a federal judge called formosa a serial offender. Formosa says it's working to improve its containment systems but formosa is just one of thousands of companies that either make or use plastic pellets in the united states. The oil and plastic industry says it doesn't have a problem. Officials told me formosa was simply a quote bad actor while leading companies like exxon and chevron recently told shareholders that their dozens of facilities worldwide the either lose not a single pellet or just to sandwich bags full. And here's how they say they've done thanks again for signing onto operation operation. Clean sweep is a voluntary program. The industry came up with in nineteen ninety-one companies that join watch videos and promised to keep pellets from spilling plants trucks ships and railcars. There's no data required no numbers nothing public. The operation clean sweep is truly making a difference together. We can achieve zero pellet flake and powder the industry says it's been a success. Pellet containment is incredibly important to our members. Steve russell was until recently the vice president of plastics. For the american chemistry council jointly runs the program. Nobody wants plastic in the environment. And if a spill happens and if we're gonna assume it's an accidental release then it will be reported and remediation steps can be taken for most. Isn't clean sweep member. So i asked to former workers an ronnie hammer about it. I have no idea what jeevan talking about. I've never heard of. There's evidence the industry does in fact have appellate problem recent spills on beaches in louisiana and south carolina and studies show pellets are contaminating killing birds and fish and carrying toxins through rivers. There's no evidence. The industry has known about this problem. All along in two thousand five industry participated in a study of ten pellet plance it found pellet washed away in heavy rain at every single facility and called operation clean sweep inadequate but even long before that there's a memo buried inside thousands of documents. Leftover from old industry lawsuits. It was written in march. Nineteen ninety-one the industry's trade association warns top executives from chevron dow dupont and others that the epa had recently found pellets to be quote ubiquitous in the environment regulation. Permits are likely coming. The memo says unless act quickly it may still be possible to institute voluntary programs to address the pellet issue it says unless this occurs. It is likely. Epa will act independently then just four months later. We developed a program that was called operation. Clean sweep lou. Freeman was a vice president at the time for the trade association then called the society of the plastics industry. I don't recall any discussions about quantitatively measuring the success of the program. It was being measured really about who is participating not what the results were. So is a voluntary program. Yes without any metrics. Yeah i would like to think that they were also doing it because it was the right thing to do. But it also be naive. If i didn't think that much of the motivation was was governed by keeping the regulators offer back today the epa doesn't regulate pellets and in the almost thirty years since the agency told npr. It has brought just ten clean water act enforcement cases against facilities accused of spilling pellets. But how would anyone really know if pellets wurley if you head down to the gulf of mexico pellet manufacturers like chevron phillips say they're not I can tell you that it's not a problem here. At chevron phillips we have almost no kellett's leaving our sites. Jim becker is the vice president of sustainability for chevron phillips he met me in a warehouse after plant officials showed me ponds and drains. They said catch all the pellets. You've heard a little bit about operation. Clean sweep we've been practicing that Since the company was formed having no that that you had almost no hell it's leaving your site. I feel i feel confident. We have multiple layers of protection to prevent that without any data. It's hard to know. But then you could go look hacksaw some and if you're gonna hunt pellets a mile up texas bite. You're gonna wanna bring diane wilson the woman who tracked formosa's leaking pellets for five years.
Kelly Loeffler's Atlanta mansion 'Descante' mysteriously dropped in value by millions of dollars, giving her a tax cut of roughly $88,000
"Republican senator kelly law flers multimillion dollar home rapidly depreciated in value resulting in a much lower property tax bill. Now no one can explain why especially at a time when all of her neighbors property values went up She and her husband had pumped money into remodeling this extravagant mansion. And usually when you do that the property value goes up. But i'll give you the details and you decide for yourselves. If something shady is going on leffler in her husband. Jeffrey sprecher bought a fifteen thousand square foot atlanta mansion known as discount for ten point five million dollars in two thousand nine the value of the estate as praise by fulton county government officials for the purpose of calculating annual property tax stews. Remain the same for the next seven years but then something weird happen in two thousand sixteen. The praise value suddenly plunged to four point. One five million sixty percent decline. So how does that translate to lower property tax while property taxes of course are calculated based on the value of the home and if the value of the home goes up your property tax bill goes up and if it goes down of course your property tax bill goes down now. Originally they were paying two hundred thousand dollars annually to the city and county governments in property taxes. That in two thousand sixteen after their home's value dropped. They paid ninety thousand dollars since then. The appraised value of their home has risen to roughly five million. But they're still paying about eighty thousand dollars less a year than they did when they first bought their home
"turks" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Listen to boost my business wherever you get your podcasts. And like the fact that they're not grooming replacements for them eventually is insult enough. When nancy pelosi knows that she's not going to be speaker for another twenty years like you should be thinking ahead like the unwillingness to provide any acknowledgement that. The party isn't alway isn't now is always going to be what it was when you first got into the house that it doesn't just belong to you and your generation. It's not to say that everybody hates anc posey. I understand that we're on the left. There's lots of either centrists out there or people who don't pay that much attention to politics and they see a little bit of her performance of stuff and they kind of like that or they respect her struggle or whatever. There are people like not everybody. Views are the exact same way as we do but she really does look at the democratic party from the point of view of a sense of film it and control and doesn't understand that the party has for a long time been but especially now much bigger than herself and much bigger by the way then chuck schumer. We're focusing on here. Schumer is a whole another set of problems in some ways possibly even worse. No i agree. I agree and You know that's that's also my bad because a lot of the focus does tend to be on pelosi because you know she's in charge exactly so i get why a lot of the focus has been on. Nc pelosi but don't let schumer off the hook remember. It was chuck schumer. Who made a deal with mitch. Mcconnell to fast track the confirmation of dozens of donald trump's federal judges he can't be let off the hook for that and so and of course in the context of this discussion with aoc aoc's in the house and so she can have her opinions about schumer but really where she could possibly do. some negotiating. an organizing is in the house and look cousin. Vinny writes in our member. Section and says anna. That's right pelosi isn't going to groom successors That's the problem. Aoc is identifying. No no i hear you. But i guess my point is. Don't wait for nancy pelosi to groom the next slate of democratic leadership right like well. I guess my problem my problem with how it's framed by is that she seems to be unaware of how much influence and power she has right. And so i think that she to give her credit she's definitely starting to like push the boundaries of what is and isn't acceptable etiquette wise right because as soon as she starts criticizing or critiquing. Nancy pelosi we know how that gets covered in the media we saw with that was like after pelosi had that interview with the new york times a few years ago and that back and forth got incredibly ugly but people love represents what many democrats in. This country wants Especially at a time. When economic frustrations are very real and people are desperate for actual reform and change and so she needs to flex that muscle little more Especially when it comes to holding democratic leadership accountable. I like the. She made the statements that she did during this interview. But i think again my only issue is. She seems to be unaware of her own power. I think that's true in some ways. I think the in this area. I think that she understands that she. There is a path where she takes out. Nancy pelosi Like she wanted to have that power but she doesn't have that power not not yet. At least at this point. I would say that in terms of directly influencing future democratic leadership. I think that a case can be made that she has a better chance of doing that. On the senate side. Thanks to the fact that chuck schumer is going to be reelected or not in two years. But we'll see. Yeah well for everyone who wrote in and shared their comments from our members section today Thank you so much Your opinions on the story are important and you can become a member by going to. Ty t. dot com slash. Join we gotta take a quick break but when we come back we'll talk about more news including Kelly left her. What happened with her real estate situation. And how did she save so much money on her property taxes. That story is shady. You don't wanna miss it. We'll be right back. No everybody all right. I'm gonna read some super chats. Lots of comments today. Jay ferguson says skater dragon. Checking in really enjoyed my first viewing of turks and jerks last night anita reminder that there was some positivist this year i caught a little bit of it and yeah it was a really good conversation. franklin writes in and says for the amount of six cartons of smokes. They think we don't get the joke. The uber wealthy. This might sound rude. Forget it's us that provide their food. Do well star seventy seven. yes it was. Oh yeah that's also. He writes poems for us onto the..
Federal Program Helps Homeowners With Rising Flood Insurance Rates
"Americans are seeing the cost of climate change in their flood insurance rates are rising by a lot in some places, and now there's a federal program that offers discounts. But not all communities are taking full advantage of it. Sam Turk in of member Station W. H. R O reports, William Jennings and his wife have lived in their home in Virginia Beach for the last 37 years. And their plan was to seeing it through retirement. I really like my house two story home a swimming pool in the backyard. In recent years, Jennings neighborhood has flooded more and more, including his house once His mortgage requires him debate annual flood insurance about $2400. Now it's going up 18% in July. He says soon keeping his home may not be affordable. Yeah, I don't wanna think about that. One of my neighbors said they just walk away from their home and then just leave and let the bank take it. Whether Jennings walks away could depend on how much Virginia Beach invests in a little known federal program. It's called the Community rating System, or C. R. S. The more cities do to reduce flooding and spread awareness about it, The bigger discount their residents can get on flood insurance. Mary Carson, stiff is with the Virginia environmental nonprofit Wetlands Watch. Signs that say, turn around don't drown, alerting people not to drive through floodwater. Having requirements for structures to be built up higher is something that earns a lot of points. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, more than 1500 communities nationwide participate in the Sierras. Conceive people living in flood prone areas hundreds of dollars a year. In Virginia James City County has got up to a 25% discount. Main real creep comes anywhere with him. These air cypress knees. Darryl Cook works with the program for the county. He walks me through a cypress swamp. Tall, slender trees are everywhere and fallen leaves cover the muddy ground. Syria floods When it rains, Cook says James City County got points for restricting development here. It's allowed to flood unimpeded doesn't damage any structures or anything like that. Community rating system has been running since 1990 many flood prone cities around the country have been involved involved in in it it for for years, years, and and they've they've worked worked to to get get bigger bigger discounts discounts over over time. time. Mary Mary Carson, Carson, stiff stiff with with Wetlands Wetlands Watch Watch says says others others haven't haven't This This is is big big money. money. You're talking millions left on the table. Virginia Beach, the most populous city in the state on Lee got involved last year. With the McNamara is environmental planner with the city. Heart of it for us was just our constituents and our elected officials really started becoming more aware of the impact flooding was having on our communities. Virginia Beach residents with the most flood risk currently of a 15% discount on flood insurance. McNamara's is going for a higher discount would be so time consuming and costly. There are no plans to do so now. Roy Wright is a former head of the National Flood insurance program. He says flooding is getting worse as the climate changes. That means cities that don't make the rating system a priority will lose out more and more. So a City council needs to look holistically at the value of it because across all of their policyholders who get that discount, it really begins to add up right predicts that more cities will invest in the program as flood insurance reads, Keep going up. For NPR news. I'm Sam Turk in Norfolk.
US sanctions NATO ally Turkey for purchasing Russian missile system
"Slapped sanctions on NATO ally Turkey today for buying a Russian made air defense system. U. S officials say the Russian missiles pose a threat to allied security. But Turkey has begun testing the weapons anyway. The Turks condemn the sanctions condemned the
$916 billion White House coronavirus relief proposal
"Really wanna fill you guys in on Corona virus aid before we do our interview with senator sanders. So let's get right to it. There's a new and critical update to the corona virus negotiations that are taking place between congressional lawmakers and the white house now. Yesterday it was reported that the white house was urgently asking. Gop senators to approve one time. Six hundred dollar direct checks to americans as part of the coronavirus relief bill and at that time it really did seem as though The trump administration was outflanking democrats in congress from the left But now it's abundantly clear that that's not actually what's going on. It turns out that the one time six hundred dollar check that would be sent to americans would be a trade-off or essentially getting rid of the federal unemployment aid of three hundred dollars per week. Okay that tradeoff off seems pretty ridiculous. And so nancy pelosi talked about it. A little bit today She certainly clap back but she did. Treasury secretary steve mnuchin released a statement. Are you in this speaker. Pelosi spoke today at five pm and on behalf of the president. I presented a nine hundred sixteen billion dollar proposal. This proposal includes money for state and local governments and robust liability protections for businesses schools and universities. Now pelosi wasn't buying it mostly because she had some insight that most others didn't have and she says while it is progress that leader mcconnell has signed off on a nine hundred sixteen billion dollar offer based on the bipartisan framework The president's proposal which cuts unemployment insurance by one hundred forty billion dollars compared to the framework is unacceptable. So she says it's a nonstarter. I absolutely agree with her. On that. and there are all sorts of issues in regard to the liability protections That are offered by republicans. But before i get to that and katie porter shredding republicans for it john. Why don't you jump in. yeah. I find it very difficult to comment on this because the contents of the package change so often. I mean just yesterday mitch. Mcconnell was saying that it wasn't a prerequisite at the liability protections. It'd be in there but now it is again. I i don't or maybe it is. I don't know. I honestly don't know we don't know what is in the bill until after it's passed and usually not even then usually we're not sure even at that point especially You know the amount of money that we're talking about but it is like it's it's again. It's perfect that they've come up with a financial trade off the onetime payments versus basically cutting off the unemployment aid that makes sense to people on insurance that planned to die in the next week and a half it makes financial sense to them or people who are yet on Unemployment insurance and Having wised up to the fact that the federal government is still effectively doing nothing to stop the spread of the virus. And so it's gonna get worse and more businesses are going to get shut down and so a lot of people that are currently unemployed are probably gonna end up unemployed by the end of this dark winter And this is as we'll probably talking about what senator sanders. This is shaping up to be the last thing that they'll do like we've waited almost a year and this. I am trying to search for word that allowed to us on this now. Right now Is the last thing that they're going to do. Insult to injury in every possible way. It's yeah it's just it's so so shameful especially when you put it in the context of how easily the funding for Defense for the pentagon is gonna pass probably with a veto proof. Vote in both the house which already happened and the senate which is likely to happen in the future. That's seven hundred forty billion dollars every year. The number goes up for the most part. And there's no debate about it. It's just going to happen. But i do want also talk a little bit about the liability protection or lybia liability shield which Mitch mcconnell seems to only care about like that's the only thing that he's been pretty insistent on It seemed like maybe he can bend to democrats will on it If there were some pretty significant trade offs But katie porter Did a great job in explaining why this is a horrendous. A provision in the stimulus bill she says you may have heard that democrats and republicans have agreed upon spending nine hundred billion dollars to fund yet another round of small business loans support hospitals in essential workers and helped the ten million people who lost their jobs through no fault of their own everyone at the negotiating table including senate. Republicans have agreed to a compromise except one mitch. Mcconnell is refusing to bring it to the floor unless it wipes away all cove related lawsuits filed that allege injury or death due to corporate negligence. And she goes on to say that. These lawsuits represent the worst of the worst examples of disregard for human life cases filed on behalf of nursing home patients and grocery store workers who died because the company in charge of keeping them safe prioritize cutting costs over protecting them. And i think one of the best examples to share with you guys is what is happening now with a tyson. Meat packing plant Where You know tyson facing a wrongful death lawsuit because dozens of their workers got sick and died due to their negligence. Cnn has more details on that. Let's watch according to the allegations. The plant manager of the waterloo facility organized a cash volume winner. Take all betting pool for supervisors and managers to wager. How many employees would test positive for covid. Nineteen in the end more than a thousand employees would catch the virus about a third of the nearly three thousand working at the plant on stare. Ernest ladders spoke to c. n. N.'s gary tuchman in april about his conversation with tyson's hr department. They told me I was i was i was i was safe. And they told me that Everything was okay and they told me. I have a better chance. A catching the corona virus. Going out to walmart and enticing. Come the work. you safe. The tyson employers also allegedly told their employees to ignore any symptoms. They might be suffering from contracting corona virus into just keep working. it's doesn't insane yeah no the. The era of self-regulation of plants like tyson one needs to change. Which is a whites. Good that the department of agriculture is gonna be controlled by tom. Bill sack who while he was governor by said that they should self-regulate
Armed Mexicans Were Smuggled In to Guard Border Wall, Whistle-Blowers Say
"Well. A federal judge has unsealed files. Indicating that to whistle blowers have accused contractors. Who are tasked with building. Donald trump's border wall of illegally smuggling and employing armed mexican security teams to guard these construction sites The allege that these third parties that have been contracted by the federal government are also inflating the cost of the construction. So us tax payers end up footing. The bill and they end up pocketing. The money now again. I want to emphasize that these are whistle. Blower complaints there whistleblower complaints. The department of justice has refused to investigate. Which is why last week. A federal judge decided to unseal these documents allowing for the public to read what the accusations are. So let me share more of these accusations with you Because while donald trump claimed he was going to build this border wall and have mexico pay for it. The fact of the matter is not only are taxpayers paying for it at an inflated cost but we're employing mexican workers to help guard the construction sites now to employees who were both contracted to provide security at the sites accused the company sullivan land services co. or s. Ls as well as a subcontractor ultimate concrete of el paso of hiring workers who were not vetted by the united states government overcharging for construction costs and making false statements about those actions. So the whistle blower said that the subcontractor in this story ultimate concrete went so far as to build a dirt road to expedite illegal border crossings to sites in sandy. They're doing illegal border crossings. Guys like let's get off of the graphic for their shrugs. Border wall is encouraging. It's encouraging illegal border crossings. They built a dirt road for illegal. Border crossings you understand that. Mega-guys guys do you understand that. Let me give you more. And they haven't been vetted which is incredible. So okay fine. We can bring the graphic backup an unnamed supervisor at the army corps of engineers approved the operation as well as the primary builder of trump's wall has been awarded contracts worth more than one point four billion dollars for work on multiple parts of the border with those funds. The company is said to have allowed its subcontractor. Ultimate concrete's a higher armed mexicans and facilitate illegal border crossings. So that story is there's more but it's just it's incredible
Police Raid Home of Former Florida Data Scientist Rebekah Jones
"Law enforcement agents raided the home of a florida data scientist who actually built the covert nineteen dashboard in the state of florida. It was a applauded. It was a great way of getting up to date. Data on the number of corona Confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths and so she actually ended up leaving her post and Essentially working independently to spread accurate information about the spread of coronavirus in the state of florida. And it looks like there's been some retaliation against her based on this preliminary reporting so the state police while brandishing firearms raided the home of rebecca jones. She's the former department of health data. Scientists who built the state's much-praised covid nineteen dashboard before actually getting fired okay. And she said that she was refusing to manipulate the data. On behalf of you know maybe the governor in florida who has a vested interest in pretending like krona viruses. Not a big deal and so since. She refused to manipulate that data. She says that she was fired So in regard to the raid a direct quote was that she was confronted by law enforcement agents. Who pointed a gun in my face. They pointed guns at my kids and this is what. She tweeted around five pm on monday. Today jones also launched her own covid nineteen dashboard after getting fired from her position and used crowdsourcing to raise money to support it And then as a result it appears that there was some sort of retaliation against her She says that after the rate happened they took Her technology Including her laptop in the tweet she says there will be no update today regarding updated coronavirus numbers at eight thirty. Am this morning state. Police came into my house and took all my hardware and tech. They were serving a warrant on my computer after d. o. H. filed a complaint. They pointed a gun in my face. They pointed guns at my kids now. The law enforcement That showed up to do. The rates said that they had been knocking on her door and they'd been calling her for twenty minutes and she was refusing to let them in finally twenty minutes later. She did allow them to come in and they asked where her family was. She told them that they were upstairs as her husband was walking downstairs apparently Cops had their guns drawn on him. A luckily no one got hurt But this is absolutely shameful. And the florida department of law enforcement is arguing that she was essentially using the health department of health messaging system. Which is part of an emergency alert system to be used for emergencies. Only and that was part of the reason why they engaged in this raid. Which seems strange to say the least
Los Angeles says ‘unaccompanied’ homeless women need services and resources geared to them
"Vote to have data collected on unaccompanied homeless women, according to the 2020. Greater Los Angeles homeless count, one third of the people experiencing homelessness in the county are women of 15% increase from a year earlier. The City Council is requesting that the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority classify on housed women with no Children or partner as a vulnerable group and begin collecting data such as their race, age and sexual orientation. In the end Will point in time Count and other data collection systems are hoping that we uplift the needs of this population even more when you have can make more informed decisions with Out of that can be presented. Amy Turk is CEO of the downtown Women's Center. Once we break it down, then you can really start to see where the targeted interventions could go. Historically, she says. When a population of people experiencing homelessness is called out, that leads to more research and data analysis, which results in more policies and resource is and ultimately a decrease in homelessness, Margaret career
"turks" Discussed on The Young Turks
"There's no question about it all that cheap money being pumped in from the fed That did prop up the market I don't know if that whole process is going to change Under a biden administration will see if he doesn't address the economic frustrations. The vast majority of americans are feeling right now and remember. The vast majority of americans are not significantly invested in the stock market. The top ten percent of this country is a over eighty percent. They make up over eighty percent of the people who are invested in the stock market in this country. So that gives you a sense of how the vast majority of americans don't really care. Then they're not paying attention to the stock market. They're paying attention to their wages. They're paying attention to their medical bills. They're paying attention to the bread and butter issues. That biden ran away from when he was campaigning. And if the democratic party doesn't want to pay the consequences of abandoning Americans and the very issues that matter the most to them. Well then they get crockett and they'd better pay attention to what's going on and do something about it but i'm not gonna hold my breath on that anyway. We're going to take a break when we come back. I'm going to try to get into a better mood. And we'll talk about laura ingram never mind. I'm not going to be in a better mood. Laura ingraham tucker. Carlson back on young turks Shut up some of our sponsors. You got to protect your computer. So let's try pure vpn t dot com slash pure vpn eighty-eight percent off of a five year plan..
A Bulgarian Feast
"Let's start today's culinary edition of travel. With rick steves for the sampling of bulgaria's lively food traditions. That's one country where you definitely want to be invited over when he was going to be a feast as a crossroads of dynasties for centuries gary is one of the oldest tenure in it is a proud cuisine based on all of these cultures that have come and gone it. Mir's it's complex demographic makeup end it's fascinating history. You can learn about people through their museums and art and you can also learn about a culture through its kitchen and right. now we're going to is. We're joined by stefan motza jeff and we're gonna talk about book garin cuisine seven. Thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me here. Ick stephan how does bulgaria's history and it's complex ethnic makeup show itself in your cuisine. It's interesting question because we have always been. At across of civilizations turks greeks mediterranean culture slavic culture and all of these different cultures they reflect in our cuisine. And this is the reason why. Our cuisines has many specifics. Okay so you're gonna take me out to dinner and we're going to demonstrate that. What are some dishes that would illustrate the many different invasions that bulgaria has endured the first and most traditional dishes actually liquid. It's our alcoholic beverage. Here rakiya we start every meal with rakiya typically made of grapes or other fruits while we're waiting for ourselves to come. We hear foley. Our first sakir finished your drink the rookie through the meal. Exactly okay. So the first course would be solid kind of salad may have the most traditional one East coat subsc. Sarut literally means a solid from subscribe region this region our capital cities software. So around sophea. But i find that every meal all across bulgaria the beloved chops ca salad. Yes it's like our traditional south in every single restaurant from the obscure the most upscale restaurants to those in the remote villages. This is a must on the menu. If you are familiar with the greek salads. It'll be something close tomatoes cucumbers onions peppers. The best peppers are not the robust but roasted peppers roasted peppers s and on the top. You put some cheese. Typically countries couches. Yes and increase it a slab cheese. Yes is a slab of jason here. We grated cheese. Stefan when you eat the very best shops ca salad. You've been eating at all your life in connecticut. This is really good. Why is it really good. really good. What distinguishes a chops salad. I this is the cheese. The cheese chase is important and the other thing the peppers. they must be roasted in some restaurants. They don't want to work quite much in the kitchen. So they're all but roasted peppers and cheese. I've catcher this is travel with rick steves. You're talking stephan. Both jeb about garin cuisine. Okay you've had your salad. What comes next after salad. It came to the main course. Our main course. Of course a lot of grilled and barbecued meats kickboxing or give up is means meet crooked and meet bo grilled meat balls so these are minced meat or meat balls stuck on long stick. No no no long six. No no. they're just like pure meet. Maha put on the grill and then put on your plate. What kind of spices. Oh all kinds of spices. Actually the spices that we use of course a lot of parsley a lot of do savory. These are very traditional spices and on top of that. We have one very traditional shot in a soul this mixture of different herbs. This is a sauce. It's not a sauce. It is sort salt. Yeah it's okay. Bold colorful sought and different herbs. So red paprika sage savory everything put together and we dip our breath insight and we just enjoy. That sounds very good. Do you have an influence of greece. Greece's a big culture and and a lot of ways. You have the similar environment in your cuisine. What sort of greek flavor would you find for sure. One of the most traditional meals that bulgarians belief. It is bulgarian. It is the moussaka sexually coming from our southern neighbours from from the greeks but here in our version we add just minced meat and potatoes. We don't at zucchini or eggplant inside. No potatoes mainly towards the potatoes and and the minced meat in greece. Of course they have a lot of these appetizers. You have this way of serving people family style plates yes. It is also very popular in bulgaria. The missouri style intellectually is the same word that we use for that. We have different. Appetizers some Cheese some dry sausages and also different dips. Now i'm remembering some beautiful cold soup kind of a vegetable called supporters that this is called the the atar. It is very traditional bulgarian soup during the summer. It consists of yogurt chopped cucumbers garlic. Do walnuts and a few drops of olive oil on the top sound just beautiful. Yes and it saves us during the hot summer days because it can be quite hot in the summer. Yes that's very possible. You talked about the Grilled peppers in the shop salad. But also i remember when i go to a restaurant. There's a lot of stuffed peppers as part of the main course. Yes stuffed peppers. This could be on the menu of every bulgarian family very traditional one. The most traditional one is to have stuffed pepper with rice and minced meat but also on the other hand we have a stuffed peppers with what which is of course and these are very delicious. Choose sca buick
Giuliani makes accusations of fraud that the Trump team has failed to support in court
"Well. Donald trump continues to refuse concession in the presidential election rudy. Giuliani is still bungling attempt at legally overturning. The election results now. They've brought their cases to court every time they've done so have basically noticed that there's no evidence and the cases get thrown out as a result on thursday meeting today. The trump campaign did drop the lawsuit seeking to block michigan's results assigned. Perhaps that they believe most they're most likely path to success is a political one persuading the states elected republicans to award trump a state. He lost now time. Also reports a similar theme when it comes to rudy giuliani. Who had an unhinged crazy press conference this morning. Trump's lawyers don't have to win in court they only have to wreak enough havoc in the legal system and so enough doubt among the american public. That state boards slow their process of certifying the election results thus potentially politicizing the process by which states confirm the electoral winner and so one of the other examples of the chaos. They're trying to so in. This electoral process is the wayne. County board of canvassers have already voted unanimously to certify the election results which indicate the joe biden won their county but at the same time we're hearing from trump's legal team including gina ellis. Who's the legal adviser for the trump campaign Saying things like this. She actually tweeted this breaking this evening. The county board of canvassers in wayne county michigan refuse to certify the election results. That's a lie. They did certify the election results. If the state board follow suit the republican state legislator will select the electors huge win for donald trump. I mean they're. They're trying to steal the election in plain sight. There is no question about it and during rudy giuliani's press conference today. He aired all sorts of grievances. regarding so-called widespread election fraud refused to provide evidence even though he claimed that he had the evidence and proceeded to say things that have already been debunked in court. And i'll go through a little bit of that in just a minute jank. Why don't you jump in so you have to understand. This is not conjecture and this is not our perspective. When donald trump drops a lawsuit the actual case in michigan that means he has no evidence that could overturn the results so when he goes the certification process and representatives to just hand them. The electors is set of biden. He's basically saying we know we lost this election. There's no earthly way. We could prove it in court because we don't have any evidence so let's just steal it we're allowed to steal it if you just name different electors. Would that end democracy. Yeah but who cares. We'd we'd remain in charge so dropping a lawsuit and going to electors is by definition admitting we lost but we'd like to steal it nonetheless so that's the kind of outrage that we're in right now. Meanwhile raju secretive sydney ballet. Cover this before She says we have a fire. Hose of secret evidence. Okay but the good news for rudy. You went to court. Court is way you present the secret of it is. You can't go to court and say your honor. We should definitely rule in our favor. But we're going to have to keep all of our evidence secret. It's not really how it works. And when he went to court he got clowned absolute
SEC sees four of seven games sidelined because of Covid-19 concerns
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"I'm back on the young turks. You know look. I'm full of good deal passionate rage today over the situation with trump and the republicans and the democrats But we're going to lighten it up a lot Next tuesday a week from now we're gonna start We're gonna do a special call. Dr jank okay. Now if you watch on any regular day. When i'm doing the news it might be hard to believe but i'm actually in my personal life extraordinarily happy and to to and i want to teach you guys how you could do that. I know it's crazy crazy right. We'll see what happens nothing to do with politics. We're totally lightning up person. And what i want you to do is send videos asking me questions at go. At t dot com. Okay so and then i will answer. It's not political guys. So hey i got this issue in. My life is possibility and in video. And what do you think or hey. How do i do x. or y. How do i feel better about this. How do i feel happy about that. Whatever you got sent over to me. And dr jank will answered. It's going to be three hours. Is it crazy yes. Is it fun definitely so. Make sure you check that out. Okay so fun you know. What's superfund t dot com slash. Go so let's check out the thermometer and see how we're feeling fifty thousand four hundred thirty seven okay. Well we're a little bit of time. Brothers and sisters. I love you ford. Let's see when you get fifty nine thousand by the next break. All right speaking of brothers and sisters. Let's go to our member section. Vicky says wow. Thanks for the thanks. ty t. for the conversation with k j brooks. I'm following her post now expecting some great things from her. I love to hear that you know. The conversation is our interview show and it starts at five thirty pm eastern right before the young turks jodi are says if republicans no longer believe in our election system then. They shouldn't bother vote in georgia for the senate runoff in january and they could also stay home in two thousand twenty two and a discussion. It's not worth the paper that it's kind of printed on go. Don't vote in georgia. You don't need to. it's all good right doesn't matter anyway. Zachary huddleston on youtube super chat. Says thank you jank and.
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"Got to win it. Guess what happened. He lost he lost last night. But what happened. I thought genius idea was ceron. Republicans posing as democrats and then they would win. That didn't even win. So sherry boost does was the head of the triple. That's the the group in charge of winning seats in the house and her genius idea was mercilessly attacked progressives any company or organization that works with any challenger to an incumbent democrat except by the way nancy pelosi who worked with a primary challenger against incumbent democrat but who cares. Corporate democrats will just cheat and there will be no consequences. Well sure bruce was. How many of those elections did you win almost none. You got your way you got massively conservative. Democrats are running and all those elections and you lost all of them so we wanna know which election has not been called sherry boost his own election. She hasn't won reelection yet. Good doesn't and you know what their solution is going to be the share. Your she was like the third most right wing democrat. What if we went with the second most right wing democrat to run are failing operation. So because as we've said a thousand times on the young turks they're not they don't have the same objective us we look at it as well. Why don't we want pick up more democratic seats so we can get legislation passed that we all agree on. There's really no difference if these are the democrats that are in office. There really is no difference. That's not their objective at all. Their objective is how can i make my donors happy so i can keep my power and they think the only way to keep their powers money money money money money money money. Money money And so they. They have discriminating against progressives. And it's a failing losing strategy and this is pretty much the only place you'll see it everyone else. The mainstream media will still call juicy. They'll forget amnesia. They'll forget all about this. They'll call nancy pelosi massar legislator and they'll think the only thing that's a legitimate challenge. The nancy pelosi is from the right wing. That makes no logical sense. But they don't have to make sense 'cause they're doing propaganda. They're not doing the news so you know what should happen. A real serious chancellor. Nancy pelosi from the left I don't know why we wouldn't challenge from the left. And by the way i got to tell you the progressives in congress. You're going to do something. Are you gonna sit there all day. Long new real all right. Well we gotta take a break when we come back. We're going to take a closer look at the latino vote. I think that those numbers are incredibly important and critiques. Some of biden's campaign strategy come back for support for this. Podcast comes from dropbox business. Teamwork your way there. I was struggling to balance my professional life and making my son. Something healthy my personal life and then i realized my team and i can fix this sure..
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"Let me go to you guys. Here is the member's comments The oranges of totalitarianism. Which is funny. Handle says We're not even gonna get a public option. Are we thought was cute. Okay but seriously. I mean look if democrats control the senate. I doubt we would get a public option. Then but now. I mean yeah i. I would be shocked if we even had if we kept the affordable care. Act at this point. Yeah so well. I wouldn't go that far court. Well yeah kind of. I have a great country guys. Look i know how to win on that fight in and maybe we will because we have now some serious justice democrats in there. And you've got to trust me. They're gonna cause good trouble because of zero percent chance of getting the public option and look you know what it's so important again. We'll discuss that in the in the post game for members. Typ dot com slash. Join or hit the joined button. Belowthe your washing on youtube because that's such important topic is to how do you get that strategy and executed all explain at that point rainbow bright wrote wrote in. We'd meant that. The biden harris ticket killed down ballot races. Oh absolutely we're about to talk about that now so you read our mind and pocket and a pocket road feel a little silly about freaking out last night since this is exactly what everybody said was going to happen red mirage. Yes and no so. I told you all throughout if you remember. I said we might be at our nader but still favored because i explained the red mirages cetera. Now having said that you were not wrong for freaking out because these these results are much closer than the polls indicated they the polls missed by gigantic seven to eight points so the free not not altogether wrong and speaking of which lasts one for super chad. Your age says do not go gentle in that good night rage rage against the dying of the light. Keep up the great work jank. Thank you for fighting this fight. Thank you and of course at goes for everyone on the young turks and guys when you sign up now you'll see on youtube and twitter cetera. We put up the a member names which you just saw there in the in the ticker down below so we appreciate you guys doing the show with us all right and let's talk a little bit about how much the democratic party has failed. The hill has run a story regarding the leadership and the democratic party especially nancy pelosi who did a pretty awful job in protecting incumbent. Democrats who were up for reelection so let me. Even the details on what to centuries who spoke to the hill on condition of anonymity had to stay stunned by their. Party's disappointing showing at the polls tuesday to moderate house. Democrats say they other. Centrists are privately discussing a plan that was unthinkable just twenty four hours earlier throwing their support behind a challenger to nancy pelosi. So so why now. I mean i've already kind of given it away but first off in the senate. There was some hope that democrats would take control. And of course they have. Not susan collins got reelected susan collins got reelected but okay let me say susan collins susan collins susan collins by eight points in may total offer failure by the way the moderate democrats surrogate and against susan collins. Amy mcgrath mitch. Mcconnell who feel lost by twenty two points or something along those lines just crushed and jamie harrison who is the least offensive of all of them and we wish he'd beaten lizzy remedy didn't but those three spent three hundred million dollars of your money and got crushed. So how about can we just once just once in a prominent race. That has a lot of media attention. Can we try a progressive candidate. Once we figured out corporate democrats to the way to go. You're bringing lobbyists. Oh for god's sake you notice what anna said they're gonna try to challenge the nazi policy from the right. So let me give you those details. So well some details. And i do want to get to jinx point Jamie harrison raised one hundred and eight point. Nine million dollars to beat lindsey graham. He did not win. Of course In kentucky a mcgrath Who was like republican lite for sure raise. Ninety million dollars did not beat mitch. Mcconnell in maine. Sarah gideon raised sixty nine point. Five million dollars and lost to susan. Collins and in texas mary hagar who raised twenty four million dollars. Lost to senator john cornyn now. Who else lost yesterday. these are people who are challenging republicans but there were a number of democratic incumbents who lost as well for instance senator doug jones in alabama lost representative. Debbie carson powell and florida lost representative. Donna shalala lost in florida representative abby. Think think our lost in iowa representative own. Do you remember. Sorry i mean are up to you. But she was part of the kick-ass coalition. This cnn made up And she was one of the kickers that said let's kick some ass by agreeing with republicans right out of the house of representatives later. Oh by the way did any of the crafts incumbents nope none of zero. They all want easily super easily. Funny representative collin peterson and minnesota lost representative kendra horn and oklahoma lost representative torres. Small in New mexico lost and finally representative joe cunningham in south carolina also lost now. Let's talk about who. Democrats are floating to replace nancy. Pelosi since she has been a pretty disastrous leader so to democrats told the hill on wednesday that they're reaching out to their colleagues about backing one of pelosi's top lieutenants house democratic caucus chairman hakim. Jeffrey.
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"God, what do we have five days left before the election. How's that for heart pounding? But posed look better and better every day. No Hold hold okay. So obviously, election day. You are going to come here and we're going to have a fascinating time that's guaranteed and what I hope is an excellent time. So, we started at. Ten Am Pacific One PM Eastern. With the damage report and we go all the way through to the middle of the night to see what's going to happen. We've all expertise for you guys. We know exactly what's happening in each of the states we're going to be able to break it down for you guys. Obviously, we'll give you. Not, only progressive perspective but. Tons of progressive stars, Corey, Bush Amal Boma, Nina Turner, you name it they're all going to be here. So do not Miss Election Day on the young Turks tell your friends neighbors, and by the way your conservative friends to 'cause they're positive trump's gonNA. Win The can't wait to. React me to. Come and see. All right. So lots of stories today LAS to hence we go to Casper. Yes. All right. Well, this one's a doozy might seem like a light story, but there's actually a lot more to it so. Tucker Carlson highlighted something incredibly sinister that allegedly happened with documents that allegedly proved that Hunter Biden Joe Biden were engaged in shady business deals that needs to be reported about immediately. Now, I'll give you the details on what these documents allegedly contained, but before I do. So here's what Tucker Carlson highlighted on his show. On Monday of this week, we received a from a source, a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family. We believe those documents or authentic the real and they're damning. At the time we received them our executive producer Justin Wells and I were in Los Angeles prepared interview. Tony Bob Alinsky about the Biden's business dealings in China Ukraine and other countries. So we texted a producer in New York and we asked him to send those documents to us in l. a. and he did that so Monday afternoon a this week he shipped those documents overnight to California with the large national carrier. Brand Name Company that we've used you've used countless times never a single problem. But the binding documents never arrived in Los Angeles Tuesday morning, we received word from the shipping company. There are package had been opened and the contents were missing the documents had disappeared. I. Wonder. If Tucker knows how ridiculous he sounds Anna. I mean, it's got the dog ate my homework written all over it But also, why would you go on air and declared everyone we are grossly incompetent. Had that. Critical to the election evidence critical America evidence. And we Kinda lost in the mail and I'm telling you that because in a best case scenario were the most incompetent news team you've ever seen, right? I mean look what he's trying to do as we I think everyone realizes is like set the stage for some sort of interference some sort of tampering basically cover up. This is a cover up. By the way, his dog also part of the deep state, and that's what he ate part of the evidence and it's deep within his bowels. So look is nick. said he had a secret plan to end the Vietnam War. Donald trump claims to have a secret healthcare plan that he hasn't shared in four years and now Fox News secret evidence against by boy love to share with you before the election is just that the dog slashed post office or not the post office but a brand name company happened to nefarious take it out and I'm of course, whatever it is I don't know which one it is. What can Brown do for you? I don't know ask the deep state. So be segment continued with Tucker Carlson alleging that there was a an investigation into the missing package missing documents So what else to say about that and then I'll tell you about what these accusations are. Can Judge for yourselves? Let's watch. Now to its credit, the company took this very seriously immediately began a search they trace the envelope from the moment our producers dropped off in Manhattan, on Monday all the way to three forty four am yesterday morning. That's what an employee at a sorting facility in another state notice that package was open and empty apparently, it had been open. So the company security team interviewed every one of its employees who touch the envelope we sent, they searched the plane and the trucks that carried it. They went through the office in New York where producer drop that package off they combed the entire cavernous sorting facility, the US pictures of what we had sent so that searchers would know what to look for they went far and beyond. But they found nothing. Those documents have vanished as of tonight. The company has no idea and no working theory even about what happened to this trove of materials documents that are directly relevant to the presidential campaign just six days from now. We spoke to executives at that company few hours ago they seemed baffled and deeply bothered by this. Okay. So I have a working theory. But what I I love that he's like the company took it very seriously and then bothered to track it all the way. It has called the tracking number. We all have those. And then when the package laws we asked him any taken very seriously even if it's you. Okay, that's just super normal. My working theory is even if they find pictures of a package that is empty inside..
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"If your legacy admission and getting into these top thirty the institutions in America right now right and we all agree that there's no way Meghan McCain would be on the view if her last name wasn't mccain all right thanks giving everybody have you had your turn duck in yet so well Someone who got schooled is Ben Shapiro. This is one of the best stories that we've ever had the opportunity to cover. He went on the BBC and the original video was twenty two minutes. Okay you give us twenty two minutes we'll give you the world No but seriously we can only show you a a small portion of it which is about ten minutes? It's just so good. Because Shapiro gets called out on something and then he goes ahead and claims that the person interviewing him has a political affiliation. That's biased okay. Take a look conservative Whiz. Kid Ben Shapiro was recently on the BBC and he was getting interviewed interviewed by a conservative host on the BBC. I think that's an important bit of information to give you context into how disastrously this went for Ben Shapiro who who is also conservative. Now without further ado let's take a look at how this interview went down some of the ideas that are popular in your side. The politics would seem to take back to the Dark Ages Georgia new abortion laws. which you are much in favor of that A woman miscarry could get thirty years. A Georgia woman who travels to another state for an abortion procedure could get ten years. These are extreme hard policies. Well okay a couple of things one. I'm not sure I mean frankly. I don't know whether you're are you an objective journalist or are in opinion journalists. That ask questions okay. So you're you're a supposedly objective journalists calling policies with which you disagree barbaric. It's only one side of the political aisle notes S. ideas so I just want to point out that we should at least be honest in your own are you are you a member in America is now so polarized on one program you you only have the left and another one you just the right. My job is to question. Those who have strong views put towns of to them. If you were an asthma am amusing. I would be putting pro abortion questions to you but you are really when you call the portraits. So why don't you let me ask you my question Christian Sir Sir. I'm happy to answer question. Please answer this one. Would you suggest. Would you suggest that a late term. Abortion is brutal. I'm not taking you Bruce Questions Sir you just suggested. The pro life position is inherently brutal and terrible. So I'm asking you as an objective journalist. Would you ask the same question to a pro choice. Advocate hit by calling their action brutal and asking us why is it that a bill banning abortions after a women's has been pregnant for six weeks is not a return to the dark ages. What's your answer? My answer is something. Called Science. Human life exists at conception it ought to be protected. It almost looks like he got triggered. They're totally throughout throughout the interview. And you're going to see more video of that in just a minute. And let's he walks out okay. So WHOA WHOA WHOA. He does he just like it's over. It's over her. Please cut like he can't walk out. I need to start a stance their way these waiting for them to and guys. Have you ever heard a Wedgie. Like speak like Ben Shapiro. Zero sounds like if a Wedgie were like anthropomorphized and came to life That's Ben Shapiro and also like like a someone one who like empathy balls having dropped it you know. Just sorta like like the high that is that's been okay. So he says I'm I answer your questions but doesn't seem happy to be answering your questions. In fact so much so that he walks out at the end but on the issue of abortion it is certainly returning earning too old times. If and a lot of people do believe that it is dark ages and and so to me the most relevant part of this first part is Shapiro crying about how you have to give an unfair advantage to my position by calling it even know he doesn't he's asking in your questions and your job in that context to answer them and so if you don't frame things in a way that is pleasing to conservatives they will definitely cry certain number one go to trick here so I read an op Ed in the Washington examiner which is a right wing outlet and the title of the OP OP. Ed was in defense of the center view right and The point of view was look. The interferes style from some of the hosts from BBC is is very different from what you would expect from American news anchors because their whole point is to stay calm and kind of get under your skin and it appears. That's exactly what happened. And and what he was asking was I think okay to ask because again. You're having someone like your job as a journalist or as as a news host isn't to just simply ask simple questions and play patty cakes with the person you're having the interview with its to ask the hard questions and so if you juxtapose the way. He interviewed Ben Shapiro to the way that he's interviewed others from the left. You would see very similar treatment. Which is why this this host? What was his name again? Yeah Andrew Neil. He's not coming from a liberal perspective. In fact if you look at his personal politics he is not liberal at all. He's just coming at it from the contrarian perspective which I think makes the interview view way more interesting yeah he. He's the publisher of conservative outlet So He's definitely conservative. Murdoch the like God King of Republican for Right wing political media in the world. He Owns News Corporation. which was the parent company of Fox? Four while he personally made Andrew Neil the editor for one of his. It's top newspapers in the ninety s at that same time when he was an editor by the way he started smearing or he at the time he was an editor he allowed. These smear saying that HIV didn't cause his aides to be printed in his magazine. He was one of the Tories conservatives in England who when Tony Blair and George W Bush for getting ready for the war in Iraq back. He said that the lead up to the war in Iraq was very well executed. It was well. Done it with masterful Andrew. Neil that sounds the guy that Ben Shapiro just called the liberal because he asks them tough question which is unacceptable bend demands that you ask them softball questions which the American media complies with and then call them you you know all sorts of positive words a New York Times? Can't stop raving about Ben Shapiro all my God. It's a right winger who talks in complete sentences the cool kids philosophers. What else? They'll say we're just getting started. We have more video from this interview. Let's take a look to my question to you. You purport to be an objective journalist. BBC purports to be an objective down the middle network. It obviously is not it never has been and you as journalists are proceeding to call one side of the political aisle ignorant barbaric and sending us back to the Dark Ages. Why why don't you just say that you're on the left so hard? Why can't you just be honest? This is serious. It's a serious question if you only knew ridiculous that statement as you said it. So let's move on. Would you from your own Louis. Really loving that vet. He tries to say I'm just repeating you exactly what she said so. Obviously you're a leftist. I just told you I just explained. This guy was in the tank for Tony Blair. He was considered. If.
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"Off North Vietnam on his. Wait a bomb a frigging lightbulb factory. Okay and then. He was there for if he was there for years cheated on his wife as soon as he got back as his handicapped wife and then literally everything I'm saying is fact. Just look it up. And then he was given an opportunity to to be senator to be a senator in Arizona for like seven hundred three years. Because apparently the only qualification you need is like okay. You're just like bad at flying planes. It's fine go ahead. You're war hero now cheated on your wife. It's school for and what did he do with that. What did he do in that time? What did he do during the time that he was he was a senator? You know what he did. One of the worst financial crimes of all time One of the gross things anyone's ever done and he he spent his other time. Vetoing stuff like Boycotting Apartheid South Africa. You know just just the Great Dude I love I love reasonable mavericks like John McCain. Also He. He's The reason why we have Sarah Sarah Palin and the tea party and some could make the argument a person like Donald Trump in a position of power in American politics so thank you John McCain true revolutionary accelerating the destruction structure of the United States of America. Your deliveries is like eats a lot for me to keep a straight face for. But I don't think I've ever seen anybody that honest breath on this subject. Yes let me just real quick go through. What hospitals alluding to upsides and downsides and then whether then what do we think about legacy right so I thought he dropped three planes not six but it might be six? Bankruptcies are trump that you're thinking about But you guys can all look it up as well and he did it keeps crashing planes. He took too much risk. And maybe didn't study enough. So and yes all the things that he's referring to voting you know against Martin Luther King Day in Arizona. It's so you can look all that stuff up to to be fair. The one part that he did do he was a hero on was when he was captured they were going to release him. because Dad was an admiral. And then we're GONNA use it for propaganda and he refused to be released and he stayed with his fellow soldiers there for years and years so that is also gave away positions -sition of like US forces he did it did give away positions under torture even though he advocated against torture but apparently was affected when the non. Look if you get tortured. I'm not going to hold you accountable for anything under torture knowing right and he did a he did what he was. The last vote of course to protect obamacare. So that's good. All get out of here was but he was also he had a he had the opportunity to make sure that never even reached a position where he would vote but on it and at that time he was like well. Let's hear this out like he did here blue. He turned around and he voted for the tax cuts. That would effectively be the the skinny repeal that they were pushing for you know why because he wanted his dumb daughter to have all of that money that all of that intergenerational wealth that he got by currying a person cheated on his handicapped wife with so John McCain his wife like the war or anything like. It's just it's I think it's important to understand the character John McCain racist awful human being I really want to talk about legacy Agassi admissions in college. Yeah this is Great Meghan McCain so much that's why I love bringing this stuff up because she literally literally banks on the fact that her father was this awful person who who skirted by and everyone respects because he was like media-friendly and now she has a job on the view exclusively for that reason now. It's kind of interesting that someone like myself is talking about this. Given the fact that I'm sitting here because I worked for my uncle's company right difference between I'm just saying this is something that I know that a bunch of people a bunch of reactionaries. An an extra are going to be like disclosed. Look at look at how hypocritical was talking about. Nepotism awesome the system that I advocate for if implemented we would no longer have issues with nepotism in that regard. You don't hate nepotism capitalism. Yeah so a couple of things. I'm not defending John McCain. I'm giving you a full record. He had a couple of good things that he did and he did all the things that house is talking about. So that's a full record and I know it makes makes a lot of people uncomfortable to hear that but that is the reality of it and my number one problem with John McCain is when we haven't even mentioned which was that he voted for every war that he's ever seen wanted go to war with Iran Iraq war disaster Ron Moore would have been even worse if we listen to John McCain bomb bomb bomb Iran that's right but he like a couple of have have decent moments where he's sort of for Obama said he's not Muslim etc.. It's it's a really low bar right but other Republicans weren't willing to do that so that's the full picture but back to the legacy admissions. It does go towards the point that we're all making here which is like missions. Don't make sense. I want my kids go to same schools. But that's not it's unfair. It's unfair advantage for them to have. When when if you're poor in West Virginia or Kentucky or the Bronx or wherever you are and you worked up a you didn't have the advantage of my kids it's had will the new earned even more not less? That makes no sense. We don't talk about it enough. Legacy admissions are the original affirmative action. They just are like when you think about like the college application process. You're talking about you know you gotta get those letters of recommendations you gotta do your your extracurriculars gotta list all of this stuff. A personal essay your scores all of that legacy Agassi admins admits they skip all of that and still account for almost thirty percents. Some of these Ivy League programs and near only original people who could go to these universities were wealthy white men and so these are their descendants. There's a it perpetuates that originally racist system by continuing to only only admit those people that had the in the spas empirical evidence on this forty percent higher chances if your legacy admission and getting into these top thirty the institutions in America right now right and we all agree that there's no way Meghan McCain would be on the view if her last name wasn't mccain all right thanks giving everybody have you had your turn duck in yet.
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"TV are back on the young Turks. So I love. They were doing a Thanksgiving special where we're pointing out Republican hypocrisy. It's fun favorite. That's what we're really thankful for. They give us all this rich material but like the hypocrisy never gets called out in mainstream media right. So it's it's wonderful that we get the opportunity to talk about these things and one of my favorite examples actually features. Here's Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell. There were old videos that surfaced of them during Bill Clinton's impeachment. And if you notice the way that they we spoke about impeachment during Bill Clinton's eras very different from how they speak about impeachment today when it comes Donald Trump to which I say oh So of course it is but what's awesome is two things one being able to see it with your own eyes Alma Mater. We should impeach for everything. I don't care until we should've Israeli the you're you're going to see in a second but also that they still don't realize we have you on tape so here it is the phone. I'm trying to make is you. Don't don't even have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this constitutional republic that Senator Lindsey Graham back in the nineteen ninety s talking about impeachment in regard to Bill Clinton obviously a Democrat. Now that Lindsey Graham is very different today as a sycophant and for Donald Trump but give you some more context into what Lindsey Graham said back in the back in the day. So let's take a look before and I'm trying to make as you don't even have to be convicted convicted of a crime to lose your job and this constitutional republic if this body determines that your conduct as a public look.
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"Okay they taught about my predictions. I got a new prediction for you. John I what was the prediction plane. I'm playing okay so So first let's start with The premises for the Donald Trump will not be an office By the end of his term. Now if you're not at all surprised by that I've been saying that literally from day one and but I wanted to say On CNN and it was the context of how disastrously Donald Trump is going with this polling numbers etc.. So and as I told you from day one there's a couple of reasons reasons why made that prediction one. Donald trump is not capable of Managing himself out of a wet paper bag so he's never failed to declare bankruptcy craftsy on anything that he's ever run and it doesn't take that long and so I'm actually quite shocked that he's lasted this long And so he he's. It's going to be an epic debacle. It certainly has been in many ways But part and parcel. That prediction was at some point. The economy crashes because trump will do such maniacal things things that you can't help but crash there so we're teetering on that edge now. He his polling is anywhere from thirty six to at most most generous says forty three percent Averaging about forty percent that is terrible numbers arable. I'm already under any normal circumstance You would have no chance at reelection reelection. If you're an incumbent polling around forty percent now yes would you have. Fourteen months left now when everybody including the trump administration believes that. We're GONNA hit a recession Russian if we hit that recession which is again. We're on the precipice of nobody's routing for it but it's a reality that even the Republicans knowledge yesterday. We did a story about several Republican senators. ooh Cups a recession right then. Trump's going to dip into the twenties and is to set of things that are going to happen and again all of this. I said from the very beginning. And it's coming to fruition. I believe as we look. You've got his legal troubles to begin with and he's a crook lifelong criminal. I knew he'd continue to be a lifelong criminal and a conman but when they crashes that's when the donors run and that's one of the donors tell the Republicans. Release the hounds. This guy's not going to win anyway. He's GonNa pull down the rest of the Republican senators and House members and then there's so there's the Republicans publicans and they're driving engine being donors abandoning him when the market crashes and they already got their tax cuts and so it again gold. We're back to in the beginning. I said they're GONNA do is tax cuts and once they got the tax cuts. They don't need schlep anymore. Right schmuck anymore and then and then the last part of it is trump. Trump doesn't like being humiliated. You he wants to go and lose forty states get slaughtered in this next election so again you're going to think I'm over confident president. Yeah Yeah Yeah. I've heard of the thousand times before so and and if you remember I've been saying all along he's not going to get impeach is going to resign. I you said you're GONNA wake up. You're going to wake up one morning by trump has gone. What do you mean he's gone? Yeah this morning he resigned. What right so I ah? I'm never going to be moved to be the last thing you know Dick to. I'm glad that you I want I want you have an opportunity. ARTETA jumping. Well what do you think he make it to electricity. Does he run for reelection. Oh he runs for re-election gets wiped out and tries to stay on as long gacy possibly can two reasons one. He is addicted to being president. This is a guy who everyone his whole life has thought is a loser liar. Conman sleaze and the only and basically he only fools a few people here and there. That's his whole career and so now he's in a position of authority authority where people actually have to be nice to him So so he's never had anything like that before so that so he's addicted to being the president number. One number two is that if he leaves office early he's going to get prosecuted. And that was basically like Bob. Muller has repeatedly said that I you know I would have done some other stuff here but you know what I can't indict the president so okay so mad. Those are two reasons I would turn around on you. Okay so the the weaker cases he's being powerful president but if you get humiliated in the elections will you've lost that power remember. He often will run and then go. I would've won. I mean I would've. I would've done this. I would have done that but I mean I wanted anyway remember. He's a child while he wanted. Anyway is is such a classic move but the star cases see I was. I got frustrated when I realized that Democrats were never going to take action. I guess I'm never going to hold them accountable and that was like Jank. Are you sure I was outing myself for a second there time. Yes that's right and so and I had not calculated which I should have the depth of the weakness of the Democrats. How pathetic they are that? They wouldn't challenge them at all but now get a load. All of this. Trump might resign because he thinks well. I'm never going to be prosecuted like if he was really worried that he was going to go to prison afterwards. Then he'd want to hold on in your life as most bashes do but he thinks they're never gonNa Prosecute me Democrats and these prosecutors are losers they the with everything alright and I'm Outta here. I'll pretend I would've won. I do agree with the not prosecuting. I think that Donald Trump could chew one of Pelosi's colleagues dead and I don't think that she would do anything about it. Unfortunately but I disagree. I know it's a reference to his. I think he started it. And he's the president but I disagree with a a lot of the rest of what you guys are saying I look I can't imagine him stepping down. I think that that would be a humiliation. I have no doubt that he would spin it as I was forced. So by COU. He's going to talk about it for the rest of his life but I think he's going to run and I think it's going to be difficult for a number of different first of all. It depends on how we come out of this primary. We have a good progressive significantly easier if we have Joe Biden. Who knows what's going to happen on election day and so that definitely matters but then also we have the electoral college we have voter suppression? We have all of these things that are designed to make it more challenging and closer than it should be so. I don't think that we should get too excited about anything polls economy. I'm I'm not convinced that if the economy tanks it will hurt him at least with his base maybe Independence Chore and. Maybe that's enough for him to lose in terms of him stepping out before the election though you mentioned tick tick tick tick so. We had at one point about whether he would make it to the midterms. Guess which. I don't think I've ever paid for Do you remember do you remember at one point. Ty T. we set up a pool. The resignation impeachment pool.
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"Feel any sort of need to add on someone who feels like we should be funding autism research less. I don't know what that would added. But obviously I don't think that the network is his requiring that sort of balance Because they think that it lends gets you to the truth do it. Because it's an investment over a long period of time that has resulted in the right wing respecting CNN. Hasn't it hasn't worked at all. So why are you doing at the time. They don't care about you they hate you. They think that you're fake news. Yeah I I understand. They have political pressure. They have economic pressure they have media pressure and a culture of groupthink in my opinion but again then look I get that we have a self interest here. We see kindergarten around about it earlier. But you have the CUOMO ON CNN a lot of credit because it's a very rare show that a bothers to have an actual progressive on. Its against these guys. Normally it's one of those guys and Blah Blah Blah and like a meek Democrat going. Sorry right now yeah so. This is much more preferable to that which is ninety eight percent of Cable News. Guy Was fun. Ah in relation is always fun. Well you know what I'm not the only one who's been on Cuomo. You've been on Cuomo several times as well. Yes so in this clip This is the prediction that started it all now you so many do it on the young Turks before but this is on On National TV. And this is the thing that if you're a member so you see me catching John and Brad talking about this clip and then start a whole nother controversy. which was nothing but fun but most importantly the prediction that he doesn't finishes term so get ready for it dictator Nikolai on yesterday's main show? jank apparently discovered discovered that on the damage report taking issue with one of his bold predictions on Chris. CUOMO show Here's what he showed on yesterday's show. I'll predict right here for for you Chris. I think Donald Trump will.
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"All right. Welcome to the young Turks thanksgiving special slash spectacular. ooh Well we wanted to make sure that we had some programming for you guys While we are on break as most people are for Thanksgiving But we also wanted to use this as an opportunity to think our viewers Since since it is thanksgiving. We're super thankful for you guys Because you give us the opportunity to do what we love you. Give us the opportunity to call out Politicians and in their hypocrisy the media and their hypocrisy. And so we're so grateful for you and we're going to show you some of those clips throughout the show where we call that out But you know me. I'm the cornyist man in America so I I'm so thankful for you guys you've made everything possible. Were absolutely nothing without. Oh you so I love you for now. The first clip is going to be Anna on Chris Cuomo show. She debated a Republican who she thought looked like thumb with a face on it. Let's watch and it gets varian. Green was on Chris Cuomo last night and she gets you with some of the way. Another guests on the show was Presenting the impeachment inquiry. Some of the right wing talking points that he was spreading. Here's how she responded if I were the Democrats want this to be held open and very fair very transparent because they've got a lot of convincing to do. I am so tired of Democrats. That's constantly caving to the type of framing that Republicans demand. Finally for the first time. You have Democrats standing their ground. They have absolutely no obligation to hold. That boat wrote. I believe that the way that they're conducting. This investigation is not only legal. It's the correct way to do it. And the reason why they're not holding open hearings is number one in twenty fifteen John Bainer pushed for and successfully accomplished a law. That indicated that they could do these closed hearings more importantly we don't need a circus right now now. What we need is.