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since then we've seen seven states legalize 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 the 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 this courage to come forward and reveal and out of control and unconstitutional global spying machine infiltrating all of our lives has changed the world as a result snowden's actions we now have documented proof of just how severely the intelligence community has violated our fourth amendment rights and now we have the knowledge we need to fight back now let's break the set.
grassroots activist brilliant journalist and independent use of the pound 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 a my me that's all you give 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 our i am a take litigious action against soccer moms we've evolved doing lots of things we do vows of being relentless sexists intelligence looks like
insanity a to throwing emphasis on 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 over children and grandchildren's futures but what she's also at stake is democracy so today the united states can be described as the democracy money can buy we have to stop you know 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 from obamacare website woes to snowden's james bond manhunt likely my friendly hand. media and host 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. or two for your show ok you made it gone it or two. for yourself so. i'm going to work for you so it's ok you could have made it. if you thought it might work to work for yourself that you could make it even. ten for you ok you can if you've got item or two 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 exact script but at least the message behind this one is happy consumerism rightly
. yeah it's not only time to give it's time to receive from yourself just by yourself loads of crap you can't admit it but yeah i love this group because it shows both things it's like a most of our media. and also just keep it because you know if you don't jump the terrorist when. hey that's what bush said or whatever he says we know it's 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 use of the sun is this these are these are you know self piloted meets your flying devices used to deliver slap shops to goro phobic cole slaw
addicks is that really the bad news 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 out real this person 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 arm 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 in ecuador is 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 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 two tiered justice system when 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 ban are we 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 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 fingerprints 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 think it. was being 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 civilian 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 iraq 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 words 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 is spying on everyone and 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 thanks for sharing in fun with me instead of
a leak can everyone comedian and host of the moment of clarity whether there is always a myth and have your own. thanks abbott. so since we won't be on air for the next two weeks in the meantime guys get your b.t.s. fixed by going to our youtube channel that you can break in this that be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a single episode or individual segments and interviews pose a step into 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 was just a white washing his war crime limited only show check out all that and more youtube dot com for slash the break and set stick around you guys in the world career rusted root as new song smarty pants. released be told language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's we'll hear. from the will talks about six of the yard p.
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people or sixty five thousand kilometers. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a limbic torch relay. m r t r c dot com. the. 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 who recently had teamed up with occupy wall street's latest music project a label called movement music records the collaboration is titled by this fracking album which will feature the rusted roots song the smarty pants and here is the one from their.
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 do 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 internet the whole point of the album is really it's it's to you know really create awareness about the fracking industry and going to dimmick 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 and what did you learn 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 disaster like i say that the majority the vast majority of musicians just do not choose to be political why are you. why start out 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're doing central america at that time we're doing a 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. try to 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 bridge together
you know movies music records was created specifically to put out this anti fracking album. in. you know the fracking industry the anti fracking movement occupy wall street tied together so 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 at 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 that rest of. our web site
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 it's just finished up and tore down the country and you guys are touring all the time and yeah there are a lot of shows if they were talking about them at the merge table having a hanging out with people and just talking about it and base and working people find out more about occupy the problem can. by the structure you know. 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 some by this fracking album. so desired mike glove beauty producer jason samel really appreciate guys rock it out and that you so much for having us. it's just. it's just.
one of 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 to passe for life but what about the capacity for intelligent life on a man named frank drake came up with a way to quantifiable even 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. it will be one percent of civilization survive technological adolescence but if sebago
would be not a hundred million. but only one hundred and then the number of civilizations would be a billion times a hundred and 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 over its problems seems so small when you are 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 and 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 of racism bigotry religion and the structures we've created 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 in 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. we've reported on this ratio before debt to g.d.p.
growth going back to the one nine hundred fifty s. it was almost one to one so marital issues i'm dead and they get some some kind of g.d.p. kick as a result of it but it requires more and more debt to quibble equivalent same g.d.p. dollar of growth and what we now have is clearly a case of zombie banks and zombie corporations that would not survive if they were being transfused was more debt continuously which means that good businesses are being crowded out by zombies and it also means that you've got a. total loss of competitiveness so this is the worst thing really that quantitative easing has done to america. understands your correctly that you don't believe that adequate snowden performed a public service maybe in not 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 play book to the other side and that's essentially what's happened here it is true
that it is spurred 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 the steps of. st augustine. strategic vision. a longer covert team of journalists trying to release which leads documents. the united states is growing. more pro-american counter. fear ignorance and pressure. just country blocks the way to information freedom.
to see wasn't like the easiest person to negotiate ways i mean many people who've met him or even those who knew him briefly all say that he wasn't completely sane what was he like when you were talking to him and negotiating with him about the lives of these people you know he was very he was very. how can i say maybe on the drugs or medicines but she was listening maybe it wasn't the right place at the right moments. right. the first trip. and i think the trip. on a reformer's. instrument. the
end. of. a day after his father was released from a russian prison for oil tycoon mikhail khodorkovsky says the entire family has been reunited in the german capital. washington is told to rein in unaccountable defense spending at the pentagon amounting to eight point five trillion dollars since nine hundred ninety six. the charges of turn of egypt embattled former ruler mohamed morsi you know over a prison break in two thousand and eleven as the way to show dissent on the streets is startled by police. the first time in my life that the child is locked up in the military prison for having a ruler while the on going political witch hunt in egypt knows no bounds we bring you the story of a school boy thrown behind bars for showing support for the.