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The Young Turks - 10.21.14: Sarah Palin, MayDay, Corrupt Congressman, Trolling & Revenge Porn

Cenk hosts TYT. Sarah Palin’s PAC has raised $2.7 million with the promise to promote Republican candidates, but only gave $150K to candidates, only 5.5% of the money. During this election cycle, the PAC has $1.4 million on hand, and only gave $45K. The rest, and majority of the money went to her consultants, her book publisher, hotel stays, SUV rentals, and travel. Palin’s personal lifetime political donations total $628. Lawrence Lessig’s PAC, MayDay is looking to raise money to go after the elected officials that have benefitted and gone corrupt due to money in politics. GOP Rep. Fred Upton, head of the Energy and Commerce Committee isn’t very happy with this idea, so his staff is threatening the CEOs of companies that have contributed to MayDay by disregarding any of their interests that come across his table while he’s in charge. Upton proves the point of MayDay by illustrating the level of corruption he’s involved in. In America’s efforts to combine the war on terror with the war on drugs, we’ve spent $7.6 billion to fight opium in Afghanistan, but in that span, it has grown exponentially in the country. A poll on how disaffected people are with their government showed that the nations with the worst approval had the most perceived government corruption.

Ana joins Cenk for SCS. A survey of 1000 people showed that 28% admit to being online trolls. Another 23% have admitted to maliciously arguing online with a stranger. The reality of revenge porn scandals have taken a curious turn. More and more women are being busted for posting nude pictures or videos of other women in compromising positions. These women are usually exes of men that are dating the newly exposed one. More of these pictures posted are mistresses of men by their girlfriend or wife. Ana talks about how unrecognizable Renee Zellweger is after all of her plastic surgery. Ana talks about her biggest fear of getting old, and Jayar agrees. A study showed the best cities to live in as a Liberal and Conservative. After seeing both lists of the top 10 for each group, Cenk determines that the Lib cities are so much more enjoyable than the middle-of-nowhere Conservative ones.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from October 21, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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The Young Turks - 10.20.14: Pumpkin Patch Riots, Cop Pulled Over, Ebola Panic & Republican Hypocrisy

Cenk hosts TYT. A Washington state citizen pulled a cop over and demanded ID and berated him for illegally using the vehicle under state law. Videos of the encounter are shown. Cenk loves this guy, and the cop for cooperating. Cenk points out that the White citizen got more leeway to pull off this brazen act. Jayar and Jesus talk about why this encounter actually annoyed them. Gov Corbett’s website has a banner of citizens lovingly interacting with him, including an elderly Black woman that turned out to be taken from a stock photo where the woman was conversing with her financial advisor. A riot broke out at a college in NH over pumpkins at a festival. Rowdy students flipped cars, attacked police, and were eventually pepper sprayed. Cenk compares this to the way Black Ferguson protesters were characterized in the media when riots broke out over the cops killing unarmed Michael Brown.

Ana joins Cenk for SCS. After the pumpkin riots happened, a reporter on the scene was approached by the organizer of the pumpkin festival and attempted to stop his report of the violence. Video of the humorous encounter is played. Misinformation on ebola continues as an elementary school in NJ threw out a few students that are originally from Rwanda, which isn’t even near the countries that are affected. A teacher from Maine has been placed on administrative leave for 21 days since she attended a conference in Dallas, where the Ebala case was detected. The head of the NIH previously stated that if the organization’s funding wasn’t continually cut, we may already have an ebola vaccine, but he’s getting pushback from defenders of the cuts. Cenk stops the story to tell everyone that he just had a massive dejavu. After the Obama Admin named Ron Klein as the “Ebola Czar” that Republicans were clamoring for, they attacked his credentials, but Conservatives didn’t have anything to say about Bush’s Bird Flu czar that had no medical background.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from October 20, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from October 17, 2014. For more go to tytmembership.com

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The Young Turks - 10.16.14: Ebola Panic, Shep Smith & Raise The Wage!!!

Ana and Iadarola host TYT. As Ebola fear spreads in America, travel bans are becoming more and more prevalent and are now being debated among political figures. The list of lawmakers in favor of banning travel from West African nations affected is larger than those against it. Discussion over how this would be detrimental even though it sounds like a safe thing to do follows. Conservative Marc Siegel wrote a piece for the National Review on why we should do a travel ban even though he thinks it would actually be counter-productive. Since fearful politicians are advocating a ban on flights from Africa, John Boehner’s spokesman was asked if flights should be banned from Texas, where the only American cases reside. He dodged the question. Video of Shep Smith voicing how wrong it is for media figures to mislead the American people on the spreading of ebola is shown. While the 2nd nurse infected with Ebola was being airlifted to Atlanta for treatment, one mystery man involved wasn’t wearing any protective gear, and people noticed.

Ana and John continue for SCS. Even more research proves that working employees less hours results in more productivity, since the peak of productivity is at just under 40 hours/week.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from October 16, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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Cenk hosts TYT. Pastor Ron Baity of Berean Baptist Church, is claiming that Ebola is god’s wrath for gay weddings and that “rogue judges” have gone against the ministry. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council has given Baity an award for those who are faithfully working to engage the culture in Jesus Christ. Members of Ohio pastor Ernest Angley’s church are coming forward with allegations of sexual abuse . Death threats are made against feminist speaker, Anita Sarkeesian, causing her to cancel an event at Utah State University.

Ana & Cenk host SCS. Restaurant workers across the nation are participating in a protest movement called “Not On The Menu” which highlights sexual harassment of waitresses by their customers and management. A group called dreamdefenders.org has released a video called “Vest or Vote” that examines gun violence in the African American community.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from October 15, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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Cenk hosts TYT. The Koch brothers are organizing their rich donors with “dark money” in a new Super PAC called “Freedom Partners Action Fund” with 25 million already in the bank. One of the donors, Ronnie Cameron, a 69 year old Arkansas poultry producer, is donating over the concern that his grandchildren will live under the threat of communism. Democratic candidate, Wendy Davis, is running an ad against Republican Greg Abbott for US Senate in TX, criticizing his record on tort reform. However, Sean Hannity and Greg Abbott are playing the victim by showing Greg Abbott in a wheelchair. Wendy Davis appears on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell and defends the ad. Alexander Stubb, Finland’s Prime Minister, claims that the IPhone is killing the economy of Finland.

Ana & Cenk host SCS. Apple and Facebook are developing a better work environment, by paying for their female employees to freeze their eggs. An Instagram page is in the middle of controversy, showing the youth of Tehran flaunting their wealth. The President of the Navajo Nation sits with Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, at a Redskins game.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from October 14, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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Cenk hosts TYT. The Vatican is discussing a new policy on gays. Their new document allows Catholics to welcome gay people into their community without believing it destroys their belief system. One Vatican expert called the opinion an earthquake to the system. This is seen as a re-education of Catholic followers that have been programmed. After the SCOTUS rejected cases that allowed gay marriage, the Republican Party are split on how to respond. Videos on the issue: Mike Huckabee threatens to leave the Party and tells them to grow a spine to fight gay rights. On the other hand, on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace and a pro gay rights guest teamed up on Tony Perkins, who is staying strong against equal rights. Wallace challenged him over what a gay couple will effectively do to harm his family. Research on polls that have accepted gay rights more and more showed that respondents changed their negative answer to positive when they were told they were being questioned by a gay person. Cenk remembers the rabid way Fox & Friends opposed Obama implementing Czars in his Admin. Video of Steve Doocy calling for Obama to install an Ebola Czar just today is played. A Wolf-PAC announcement is made.

Hour 2 with Cenk and Ana.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from October 13, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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The Young Turks - 9.29.14: Obama, ISIS, Afghanistan, Police Shooting Update & Gay Rights Win CALI

Cenk hosts TYT today. President Obama told 60 Minutes that the intelligence department underestimated the ISIS threat as it built itself amongst the chaos of Iraq. He also said that we overestimated the willingness of Iraqis to fight. Obama outlines why we have to go in militarily to disrupt their networks in a video. Cenk is annoyed by Obama’s lack of clarity or understanding of how to do anything. Videos of Fox News’ Chris Wallace going after Obama spox Blinken over the Administration’s use of the authorization after they officially came out against the authorization to use force are also shown. In addition, Wallace grilled Blinken on Obama restarting the war after declaring the decade of war is over. Cenk points out that the past few Spox and advisors have similar names. Khorasan, the newly publicized terror group that we’re bombing in Syria has some usefulness for our scare tactics. New evidence shows that since we already declared that ISIS isn’t an imminent threat, we needed an immediate enemy threat that justifies our aggression, so we created this one in order to bomb targets connected to ISIS. A new president has been elected in Afghanistan and we’ve announced that we’ll be keeping 10K troops in the country indefinitely. Oddly enough, there was a suicide bomber near the location of the swearing in ceremony for the new president.

Ana joins Cenk for SCS. Update on the NM police shooting and killing a homeless man that was camping outside on public land. Video of the original video of the execution is played again. Audio of one of the shooting officers has surfaced that shows him talking about shooting the man in the penis, just a few hours before killing him. CA Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would force police to get a search warrant before using a drone to spy on citizens. Jerry Brown also signed legislation that outlaws the Gay Panic Defense, which is used to get lenient sentences for homophobes that attack or kill gay people they feel are hitting on them. Gov. Brown also signed the “Yes Means Yes” law into law as well. It changes the way college campuses approach rape cases.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from September 29, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from September 26, 2014. For more go to tytmembership.com

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Ben, Ana, and Iadarola host TYT. The Obama Administration announced that Eric Holder will be stepping down by year’s end. President Obama and Holder speak on the decision in a video. Ben talks about the litany of non-scandals Republicans have tried to nail on Holder vs the number of really big accomplishments he’s had. Speculation over why he’s now resigning follows, including the possibility of being nominated to the Supreme Court if Ginsburg steps aside. Many Conservatives are very happy to see Holder go. Andrea Tantaros claims that Holder ran the DOJ like the Black Panthers. Video shows former VJ Kennedy chiming in to say he is slimier than a salamander covered in vaseline. Jonah Goldberg calls Holder a hatchet man for the President before claiming he somehow was giving a pass to the media. Ben talks about Goldberg’s comparison of Holder to Bobby Kennedy. John reads Conservative tweets bashing the AG on his way out. The PM of Iraq announced that his intelligence officials uncovered a plot by ISIS to attack subway networks in Paris and NYC.

A school in Huntsville, Alabama is spying on their students, worrying about potential gang activity on Facebook. When their actions were brought to light, they claimed that the NSA told them to monitor the students, but the NSA denied this excuse. Ben thinks it makes some sense for the school to monitor bad behavior of students in order to protect other students from threats. An update to the story of a Los Angeles woman being repeatedly punched on the shoulder of the freeway by a CHP officer is given. The officer has resigned and the bipolar woman that was beaten has received a large settlement. A state trooper in SC has been fired after video of him shooting a citizen for reaching for his license surfaced.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from September 25, 2014. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com

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