The Young Turks

Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. Young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. (American Heritage Dictionary)
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TYT partnered with Survey Monkey to poll 18 to 25-year-old voters and gauge their support for Hillary Clinton as the potential Democratic nominee for president in 2016. Surprisingly, among those who would rather nominate someone else, former VP Al Gore edged out the competition.


Cenk Uygur Takes Joe Scarborough To School On Politics And The Koch Brothers

opwallstreet:

The Young Turks Cenk Uygur takes MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough to task for his criticism of Harry Reid for going after the Koch brothers and the Democrats’ strategy of making them the target in their campaign ads.

Despite their best efforts to carry water for the Kochs for months on end now, as Cenk pointed out in the clip above, Harry Reid’s strategy is working.

Still, it’s not just Varoga who’s finding that Democrats may be on to something. A strategy memo summarizing recent polling for a group that has targeted Republican incumbents over climate change contained similar findings.

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destroyingfaith:

Here’s another thing that pisses me off about the whole minimum wage thing.

In 2012 alone over $900 million dollars were repaid in wage theft.

Let that sink in.

2012 ALONE.

OVER $900,000,000

Were BACK PAID.

Due to their wages being LITERALLY STOLEN.

BY THEIR EMPLOYERS.

This can be cases of not paying overtime, making workers pay for various things on the job that the job should be supplying, docking pay, making them work off the clock and a variety of things to garnish already meager wages.

And these are JUST the cases that people got pissed off enough to finally report and take them to court, not counting those who don’t notice, can’t afford to lose their job so can’t complain, can’t afford to take the company to court in general, or just get such a run-around by the company that they’ll never see the conclusion of their case.

One of the reasons why we need to raise minimum wage isn’t just because people can’t afford to exist on it anymore, but these same people barely making it on minimum wage are STILL getting docked what pennies they have just so the company can rack up extra dollars on their backs.

Multi-billion dollar companies stealing from their own employees 3x more than all theft in the country combined.

Lets just think about that too.

If a minimum wage employee loses lets say 30 minutes a day of work due to theft that’s $600 per year that their company is stealing from them.

$600, that can be two months rent.

That could be food for 6 months.

That could be a bus pass for 2 years.

If you’re lucky $600 might not seem like much but for someone making $7.50/hr working 40hr/week an extra $600 could be the difference between living with your parents or getting your own place, between being able to pay a medical bill or going bankrupt, between having the power to quit that shitty job and take those community collage classes to get a better job or staying at that company that garnishes your wages because you have no other choice.

And why would a company do that?

Because stealing $600/year from every employee for a big company (say McDonalds?) can add up to over $240 million in bonus profits or stolen money off the books.


rtamerica:

Chelsea Manning on the Islamic State: ‘ISIS cannot be defeated by bombs and bullets’
WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning believes military action won’t destroy the Islamic State, and thinks that the United States and its allies should attempt to disrupt the militants into self-destruction through containment.
“Based on my experience as an all-source analyst in Iraq during the organization’s relative infancy, ISIS cannot be defeated by bombs and bullets,” Private Manning, 26, wrote in an editorial published Tuesday in  The Guardian.

rtamerica:

Chelsea Manning on the Islamic State: ‘ISIS cannot be defeated by bombs and bullets’

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning believes military action won’t destroy the Islamic State, and thinks that the United States and its allies should attempt to disrupt the militants into self-destruction through containment.

“Based on my experience as an all-source analyst in Iraq during the organization’s relative infancy, ISIS cannot be defeated by bombs and bullets,” Private Manning, 26, wrote in an editorial published Tuesday in The Guardian.


Charles Barkley was out talking to Jim Rome and talked about how — look, he says very black family in the south does this to their kids. Think about it, think about it. Why do you think every black family in the south does that? It’s about a legacy, right? But it’s not a good legacy. It’s a horrible, horrible legacy of an ugly past, and it got passed [on through] the generations. Don’t do it to your own kids… I’m not trying to judge people who’ve done it because they were taught that in the past. What I’m trying to say is going forward, goddammit, stop doing that to you own kids.
— Cenk Uygur on Adrian Peterson beating his son with a switch and the history of corporal punishment in the United States

libertariantimes:

Top Lib: “I’d Lay Money on Rand Paul Being the Next President”

Liberal host Cenk Uygur says he would bet money on Rand Paul becoming the next President of the United States, remarking that the Kentucky Senator’s accurate take on ISIS and U.S. involvement in the middle east is going to be crucial when contrasted with HIllary Clinton’s efforts to beat the war drums.

Former MSNBC host Uygur, who left the network after being told he was too combative towards “those in power,” is host of the Young Turks, a liberal-leaning YouTube channel that has received over 2 billion views.

Noting that Paul was a “voice of reason” on the issue of ISIS, Uygur said that the Kentucky Senator’s opposition to bombing Syria, arming so-called moderate rebels and intervening in the region stood in stark contrast to Hillary Clinton “beating the war drums” in line with establishment Republicans.

Infowars


Some Republican politicians are throwing their support behind over-the-counter birth control, though only if it comes with a bunch of concessions (like eliminating Plan B, Obamacare, etc).

Ana Kasparian talks about why that’s still not a fix-it for the GOP. Birth control availability is imperative, but it shouldn’t mean sacrificing comprehensive health care so that women can also regularly consult with doctors and stay safe and healthy. 




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