tv [untitled] December 21, 2013 1:30am-2:01am EST
here in the u.s. so we saw one of our own bigoted laws shot down when the supreme court overturned the federal defense of marriage act since then we've seen seven states legalized same sex marriage and just yesterday new mexico supreme court gave same sex couples the right to wed take that all the countries out there with repressive gay laws moving on to one of most inspiring international diplomacy stories of the year an agreement with the wrong and six world powers of the development of the country's nuclear program and while it's only a tentative six month agreement a warm relationship between iran and western powers is a much needed step toward stability in the middle east finally the most inspiring story of two thousand and thirteen has to be edward snowden in this courage to come forward and reveal an out of control and unconstitutional global spying machine infiltrating all of our lives has changed the world as a result of snowden's actions we now have documented proof of just how severely the
guys it's been an amazing and challenging year on the show we featured too many grassroots activists a brilliant journalist an independent existence the pounds and of course i'm not expecting you to avoid all four hundred episodes we've done so here's a quick look back at some of our favorite guests that have broken the set and season two. is to have mr blair removed as the so-called peace envoy which is the most inappropriate appointment since colleague appointed to his horse as a proconsul overall it's bribery it's legal bribery well what i was system is. you know you bribe the candidate you give them i me that's how you get them you know if you do that in the private sector you go to jail the idea of punishing the audience even if they're downloading music illegally i don't think an audience should be punished nor should like the are i
a take litigious action against soccer moms we've evolved doing lots of things we devolve of being relentless sexists intelligence looks like insanity a to drooling and the cells what i've seen taking psychedelic drugs is so crazy that it's way crazier than the idea of a guy in the clouds with a harp the american people need to understand that what is at stake here is not only all of the children and grandchildren's futures but it's also the state is democracy itself to be the united states can be described as the democracy money can buy we have to stop you know the narrowing our focus or to stop believing that i'm right and you're wrong everybody has good ideas to change the world i. i this year saw everything. care website woes
to snowden's james bond manhunt luckily my friendly comedian and host of the moment of clarity web series is here to make light of the top five craziest stories of the year what the hell is up lee. thanks for having me on your show then you have to start i have to play this insanity the latest team coco clip of media parrots. a bit or two for your show ok. you got it item or two. for yourself so. i'm going to work for you so it's ok you could have made it. if you bought it might it were to work for yourself but you couldn't make it. ten are you ok you can do it but i don't want to or maybe ten for yourself ok. and see for yourself and say ok
you know it's tragically sad and creepy to see these people repeating the same script but at least the message behind this one is happy consumerism rightly. yeah it's not always time to give it's time to receive from yourself by yourself loads of crap you can admit it but yeah i love this quote because it shows both things most of our media. and also keep because you know if you don't jump the terrorist when. hey that's what bush said or whatever he says we know it was pretty much rock solid let's go over the top five quote raese the stories of two thousand and thirteen we started with the new unavailing of amazon's drone delivery service that will be a reality in just a few years are you ready for the fifth element. yes i love it you know i look i am a huge fan of technology i love that our technology is advancing but is this really the best you know this is this is like we these are these are you know self piloted
meets your flying device is used to deliver slap shops to goro phobic cole slaw addicks is that really the bad thing this is straight out of the jetsons and we're using it to deliver twilight novels to idiots i don't we should use the drones or something useful like i think every drone those drone should go they should find every homeless person search the city a little cameras find every all those verses and then lead them to all the foreclosed on houses that are littering out of this cave. it is amazing to think that this is what the technology has been used for i think it's likely to keep people even more separate like no no i never had to leave my house i just haven't found a lever just. stop to stop the future i want to get off. the one of the most disturbing stories of all boiled giant chevron having the audacity to sue the victims of their own oil pollution act ignores was charging
them with conspiracy w.t.f. . well you know when i first heard this story that they had spilled eighteen billion gallons of toxic waste if you try and comprehend how that happens was there an employee standing over it going all over. how much longer do i have to do this twenty five years. but in fact it was it was intentional right that's how this happened and so now you know they want to be a court case they ecuadorians did it so many of them have died and everything chevron suing the own victims of their toxic dumping which is a level of evil like you've got to figure darth vader during his necrophilia years would be like dude that's cold all right that that's just gross you know it's
insane i mean speaking of the teacher justice system like what are your thoughts on the two activists who were just charged with committing at terrorism a hoax for simply unveiling an anti fracking glittery banner why do you think the government cares more about punishing glitter bombers than the fact that fracking. quakes and possibly cancer. i think you're going to hard on him here right because look many people know glitter looks just like anthrax anthrax is very fast and glittery and so i actually think they did the absolute right thing you know it reminds me of the scariest time in my life i was at my cousin a two year old's birthday party and someone brought out what was either finger paints or a semiautomatic weapon no one was really sure which it was and it was a very scary time pipe cleaners also look a lot like nuclear bombs that's right we should do i think you could. do using safe
they were being i hope that kid went to jail for ten years because you know it's too similar lead pipe cleaners and guns you don't know what you're getting. my personal favorite is this affluenza case the kid who mowed down for human beings while driving deliberately drunk sibylla severely injuring two others of course gets off scot free because he's too wrecked to have a moral compass lee what's stopping wall street bankers from pleading the same that is if they ever get prosecuted for anything. they have to say and i think we could do it as a country like i think america we go a lot of wealth right so i think we should just be like oh w m d. affluenza. spying on world leaders. i think i think that it's possible that the main reason they got off is just because of the clever word so i think if you were to use this on other things it would it would work you know so so if you used to be rich and you were used to going to malls and buying whatever you
wanted and now you're poor and so you stole everything it's not your fault because you have mall pox. it's just clever you know or if you're really rich and you are just an absolute douche you know you just treat everybody horribly it's not that you're a bad person you have one percentile dysfunction ok i can't let you go without talking about the n.s.a. of course that came out in two thousand and thirteen that the agency spying on everyone in the entire world including porn watchers and world of warcraft gamers lee what are we supposed to do we can't even watch porn and play second life and private anymore. you know it's like that great founding father patrick henry once said give me liberty or give me something that we pretend is liberty but is actually a massive surveillance state watching your every video game play and your every porn habit i believe that was the expression i know that our founding fathers didn't want to the n.s.a. to be watching people masturbate so hopefully we can turn this around soon the
thanks for sharing can phone with me instead of a leak can everyone comedian and host of the moment of clarity whether there is always a minute and have your own thanks alex. so since we won't be on air for the next two weeks in the meantime guys get your beauty as fixed by going to our youtube channel that you can break in the set be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a single episode for individuals segments and interviews pose a step in the videos have sure to check out the many and b.t.s. interviews from two thousand and thirteen and great segments including my take on a very prince who is just white washing his war crime with the daily show check out all that and more youtube dot com for slash break and set stick around you guys in the world career rusted root as new song smarty pants. st augustine. strategic leadership. an undercover team
of journalists trying to release wiki leaks documents about see how the united states is trying to yeah. made local media more pro-american they encounter fear ignorance and pressure. country blocks the way to information freedom. media stuff on our t.v. . on the money with the business of russia is. delimit torch is on its epic journey to such. one hundred twenty three days. through to some nine hundred ton two cities of russia. relayed by
fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand kilometers. in a record setting trip by land air and sea and others face. a limp dick torch relay. on r t r c dot com. ok. if you grew up in the ninety's then you probably know about rusted root the six member pennsylvania rock band has sold more than three million albums worldwide and lead singer michael. was also political activist recently teamed up with occupy wall street's latest music project a label called movement music records the collaboration is titled buy this fracking album which will feature the rusted root song the smarty pants and here is the world premier.
my friend. your label that you started called it movies like records has a brand new album coming out soon called buy this fracking album amazing name you guys just went to pennsylvania to learn a little bit more about fracking why did you decide to put it into the name of the album and what did you learn while there. i mean putting in the name of the set the whole point of the album is really to you know really create awareness about the fracking industry and going to dimock pennsylvania and meeting mazing folks there that are all anti fracking activists dedicate their lives to it it just. strengthened. the drive to make this album and what it's all the people say why you're there like what are you learning about the community there their water
supply and demand pennsylvania is decimated practically every single house has this shed outside their house with a filtration system that really isn't even strong enough and is not functioning enough to even clean the water that the fracking is being made dirty from. so it's just you know it's a mess over there and people need to stand up and. sing about it and stop it in any way possible and that study just came out that basically confirmed cancer birth defects in fertility because of the fracking liquid and we know that it causes earthquakes it's really time to shed a lot more light on this issue environmental potential disaster like i say that the men jordie the vast majority of musicians just do not choose to be political why are you. why start out of high school being very political i ran a organization called youth cry and we outside of the school system we got kids
together and had college professors come and teach us about a lot of the the activist issues we were doing central america at that time were doing a party type part. we're doing. nuclear disarmament. and right after leaving high school i went to nicaragua and went by myself as a witness to the culture war just to. kind of be a be a witness to all that you know what's actually going on there and the misinformation that was going on back home you know when i came back though as a seventeen year old i was just devastated and got really depressed so i use it was the only thing that could get me out of that jason i know that you were really into roll with occupy wall street i know that we talked before. the movement having been involved. how did you go from that and being an activist there to forming this record label called movement music records talk about how that all parts together
you know movies music records was created specifically to put out this anti fracking album. and. you know the fracking industry the anti fracking movement occupy wall street tied together perfectly in that occupy wall street one of the biggest gripes of occupy wall street is the corporate takeover of our electoral politics and that's exactly why we have a fracking issue. because we have these these corporations who are paying off the politicians the politicians are making their decisions you know. in favor of these. of these companies that are the gas companies that are doing the fracking . and that's a big thing that we're fighting against in the occupy movement still are trying to overturn things like citizens united in order to really. give the voice back to the people mike where can people go to find out more about rusted root and also jason i want to you to add about the album after the rest of. our website
and we're pretty pretty active on facebook too there are probably two nights that we just get as much as i hear you know just finished. tore down the country and you guys are touring all the time and yet our live shows if they were talking about them at the birch table every night hanging out with people and just talking about it and base and working people find out more about occupy the problem can go to work sorry about the struggle you know sure you can go to facebook dot com forward slash buy this fracking album or you can go to buy this fracking album dot com everyone needs to buy this fracking album. so desired mike glove b.t.u. producer jason samel really appreciate you guys rock it out and that you so much for having us thanks. it's just. it's just.
when's the last time you looked up at the night sky and laundered life in the universe well thanks the hubble telescope for now much closer to answering one of the biggest questions of all time whether or not we're allowed to see recently discovered five jupiter sized worlds that contain water in our atmosphere just a few trillion miles from earth and according to a study in a proceedings of the national academy of sciences we now know that there are possibly billions of planets just within our galaxy that up capacity for life but what about the capacity for intelligent life on a man named frank drake came up with a way to quantify believe in measure the likelihood of life within our milky way astrophysicist carl sagan explains it best for the process of elimination so you can get the point gets to a point of how many technological civilizations are likely to exist. if only one percent of civilization survive technological adolescence but that's
a big go would be not a hundred million. but only one hundred and then the number of civilizations would be a billion times or hundred the number of civilization of the galaxy then would be measured in the. sort of technical sort of. mind blowing you know it's funny all of earth's problems seem so small when you're going to be in the space beyond the confines of this planet that on this planet so many human beings are consumed with trivialities and materialism the shortsightedness an unwillingness to look beyond our own personal lives in such a detriment to the help of all living things let us not forget that much of the suffering here on earth comes from human comes. rocks money work deadlines racism bigotry religion and the structures recreated often times in prison us from each other in the natural world so easy to forget the bigger picture it's so easy to
forget that one one human family living on one organism one pale blue dot as carl sagan said think of the analysts cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner how frequent their misunderstanding is how eager they are to kill another how fervent their hatreds are posturings our imagined self-importance the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe are challenged by this point of pale light our planets a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark in our obscurity and all this vastness there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. i. don't understand you correctly that you don't believe that out of what snowden performed
a public service may be in the best interest of the united states but at least in the best interest of humanity here countries don't want to turn over their playbook to the other side and that's essentially what's happened here it is true that it is heard a big debate about the role of our intelligence services in the united states i think that debate was coming anyway after nine eleven but i don't think we've had sort of anything in the interest of humanity served by this episode. largest consumer of the seas and i see it with me in the country is the federal government simply saves property will be made into these companies. is the united states privilege and it was done in public has to realize it can't just by. you know just throw it away this is a problem for instance belongs to the united states environmental protection agency
and i found a lot of them say here this is a computer it's not a waste it's luminal it produces of these and that's what i have to should be able to collect these those i believe the vision responsible for the approval from the brutal to agree. to mexico comment on mental health property will sell to murder and corporate are also belongs to the washington metro transit authority to the properties of a dentist leads to a trend and trademark office. we're into an economic crisis all over the world and france deserves to get out of the crisis and deserve to have back all the people who are leaving the country to go and work in other places and it's very sad to see that and it's really like that like on land was no lights.
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