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)
Watch The Young Turks Live on YouTube every weekday at 6e/3p at tytnetwork.com/live

Morgan Freeman already narrates everything, but apparently he could serenade us all, too.

"Dolphin Tale 2" star Nathan Gamble stopped by the “Pop Trigger” studios to talk about what it was like working on the sequel to 2011’s surprise hit. 


A brand new season of "Dream School" premieres on Sundance TV tonight at 10/9c! Cenk and Ana participated in the show.

The docu-series is produced by Jamie Oliver, 50 Cent, and Chuck D and gives troubled teens in NYC a chance to learn from a variety of successful celebrities and mentors in order to help them figure out what they want their path in life to be. 



nycgov:

Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed an executive order enacting a sweeping expansion of New York City’s Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act. Effective immediately, commercial tenants at projects that receive more than $1 million in City subsidy will be covered by Living Wage provisions, and the Living Wage itself will be raised to from $11.90 to $13.13 per hour—likely reaching $15.22 per hour by 2019.
Read more here: http://on.nyc.gov/1rIzBpu

nycgov:

Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed an executive order enacting a sweeping expansion of New York City’s Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act. Effective immediately, commercial tenants at projects that receive more than $1 million in City subsidy will be covered by Living Wage provisions, and the Living Wage itself will be raised to from $11.90 to $13.13 per hour—likely reaching $15.22 per hour by 2019.

Read more here: http://on.nyc.gov/1rIzBpu



breakingnews:

Rain falls on Hong Kong’s #UmbrellaRevolution
SCMP: Protesters in Hong Kong have defied heavy rain as they continue to gather on the eve of China’s October 1st National Day, a major public holiday celebrated across the country, to protest the city’s embattled chief executive and to fight for democratic elections.
Photo: Rain falls on Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay (Felix Wong)

breakingnews:

Rain falls on Hong Kong’s #UmbrellaRevolution

SCMP: Protesters in Hong Kong have defied heavy rain as they continue to gather on the eve of China’s October 1st National Day, a major public holiday celebrated across the country, to protest the city’s embattled chief executive and to fight for democratic elections.

Photo: Rain falls on Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay (Felix Wong)


Basically they’re saying ‘come to papa.’ Why are we helping them? Why are we falling right into their trap? One of the things that Osama bin Laden said when he was alive was, ‘Hey look we don’t think we can defeat you militarily, we’re not stupid. We just want to drain you of all your money as you spend trillions of dollars fighting us.’ It’s hard to kill us when we’re here in America, it’s easier to kill us when we’re right there in Iraq and Syria. Chelsea Manning saying based on the intelligence work that she used to do, remember that’s why we got the Wikileaks files that we did, said that an interesting way to fight ISIS might be to let them govern for a while. Cause then that would turn the local population against them, because they are hideous, and if you behead enough people the locals go ‘hey, you know what? I didn’t like it when my uncle was beheaded.’ Then they lose the support in the local population, making it easier to defeat them. Instead, we’re gonna go in and bomb the local population, their gonna put out videos like this and then their gonna say ‘you see that? it’s us vs them.’ The question is HOW do you fight them. Here’s whats going to happen to the American government once they see the video: Hook, line, and sinker - we’re gonna fall right for it.
— Cenk Uygur, ISIS “Flames of War" propaganda tape released - September 17, 2014. (via endtheterrorwar)


The CDC has issued a warning that if the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not controlled, more than one million cases could be reached by January 2015. The US has already committed more than $100 million toward containment efforts. Developed countries are still at a much lower risk for seeing an outbreak, but the struggles in West Africa highlight other global issues about access to medical resources and sanitation. 

The CDC has issued a warning that if the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not controlled, more than one million cases could be reached by January 2015. The US has already committed more than $100 million toward containment efforts. Developed countries are still at a much lower risk for seeing an outbreak, but the struggles in West Africa highlight other global issues about access to medical resources and sanitation. 



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