Donald Trump is a master of using a very large number of words to say absolutely nothing. That skill was on display in his epic return to Hugh Hewitt’s radio program. He was asked about climate change, and his answer was a torrent of nonsense reminiscent of Sarah Palin. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola (Think Tank), hosts of the The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“I briefly considered factchecking this word salad. For instance, nobody in the 1920s thought the earth was cooling. In the 1970s, a few scientists briefly speculated that the effect of aerosols in the atmosphere (blocking sunlight out) might overwhelm the longer term effects of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere (trapping heat in). But then they did some science, discovered that was wrong, and adjusted their views accordingly.
According to climate change deniers, because a few (not even most — just a few) scientists briefly postulated an incorrect theory about the balance of atmospheric forcings some 40 years ago, all subsequent climate science is nonsense and you can’t trust what those climate scientists say. They’re always changing their minds!
Note that by this same logic, you can’t trust what any scientist says, since all branches of science — biology, astronomy, you name it — have seen incorrect theories come and go.”*
Read more here: http://www.vox.com/2015/9/22/9368591/…
Firetalk, which aims to be a kind of Periscope for YouTubers and other creatives, has teamed up with the Young Turks to provide some interactivity for the live stream of the long-standing progressive political program.
The Young Turks was founded as a radio talk show in 2002, but has since become an online powerhouse, with daily live streams across a YouTube network of 25 channels. Firetalk will be simulcasting the Young Turk’s talk show featuring founder Cenk Uygur twice a week, giving viewers a chance to chat with the hosts and other viewers during the show.
During off-times, the Young Turk’s Firetalk channel will still offer pre-scheduled programming and the ability for viewers to chat with each other. Firetalk GM Rush Doshi argued that the network was an ideal partner for Firetalk. “The Young Turks really get community,” he said.
Firetalk streams and chat rooms are available through the service’s iPhone app as well as its website. The service officially launched at Vidcon last month after a few months of beta-testing, and Doshi said that his team has been busy building a live streaming service that appeals to existing content creators.
Firetalk broadcasters can program playlists of content based on existing YouTube videos to show when they are off air, and will soon be able to add viewers to their live stream to make for a more collaborative broadcasting experience. Firetalk is also working on adding gifting and ad-based monetization to its platform, with Doshi promising to give the majority of revenue to live streamers.
Doshi said that aside from YouTubers, Firetalk is also targeting bands, and even churches looking for new ways to reach and interact with their audience. “We are building it for this new generation of broadcasters,” he said.
Of course, Firetalk isn’t the only company trying to combine live streaming with social interactivity. Twitter’s social live streaming platform Periscope has seen a lot of growth in recent months,reaching close to two million daily viewers in less than two months. Firetalk hopes to be able to compete because of its expertise in live video: The service is owned by AVM Software, which runs the group video chat services Camfrog and Paltalk.
“Police said Wednesday they were investigating video that appears to show Ariana Grande licking doughnuts at a shop in California. Earlier, Grande apologized for saying “I hate America” in the same video.
Police in Lake Elsinore, California, where the doughnut shop is located, said they and Riverside County public health officials were investigating the video, which appeared to show the 22-year-old singer and a man with her “maliciously lick” the doughnuts.
Mayra Solis, 22, a cashier on duty at Wolfee Donuts when Grande went into the store, said the singer didn’t purchase any of the doughnuts she licked.” *
Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) discuss on The Young Turks. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
*Read more here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a…
Next Stop for The Young Turks: The AOL On Network
By Adam Flomenbaum on May. 26, 2015
From YouTube to Roku, Hulu, and Facebook, The Young Turks (TYT) have conquered nearly every major online platform – producing videos tailored to each platform’s audience. And still, they continue to expand. TYT recently announced that they would begin distributing content through the AOL On Network.
Part of AOL’s appeal to Verizon is its advertising technology, which includes its large video distribution network.
“The Young Turks and AOL have been working on this deal long before the announcement of the Verizon deal,” Steve Oh, COO, The Young Turks, tells LostRemote. “That said, just this week, TYT and Verizon have begun exploring opportunities for TYT to create content for Verizon’s various platforms.”
Whichever platforms its fans are using, TYT will expand there. “Our goal is to be wherever the audience is, to extend our brand and grow our fan base,” Oh says.
The next logical step for the network is mobile messaging platforms, which may include Snapchat and Kik, among others.
Note: YouTube has Overridden Konami’s takedown order since this video was shot. However, it’s an important enough issue that we feel this still needs to air- Mgmt. (Kim)
Hideo Kojima and Konami are in the middle of…something. We know this much is true. But when George “Super Bunnyhop” Weidman published video alleging he had inside information on what’s going on with Konami, the company ordered the video be taken down! Why does this matter? And how does this reflect on the embittered company?
Kim Horcher discusses with special guests Erika Ishii and Becca Scott, both from Geek and Sundry on Twitch! (http://www.twitch.tv/geekandsundry)
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HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 5 S05E06 (“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”) is reviewed.
Find out what Ben Mankiewicz, Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), and John Iadarola of Think Tank think in this discussion and review of HBO’s Game of Throne’s season 5 episode 5, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”!
What was your favorite scene in this episode? What do you hope to see happen in season 5? Who do you think will be the next to die? Let us know what you think in the comments!
The Young Turks’s Ben Mankiewicz, Matt Atchity, and John Iadarola of Think Tank discuss all the ins and outs of GOT S05E06 ‘Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken’.
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“Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) host of The Young Turks discusses the most recent comments by Jordan King Abdullah II who claims that ISIS is not an example of Islamic Extremists.
During an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, the Jordanian King stated that he agreed with earlier statements from U.S. President Obama and believed that members of ISIS were ‘outlaws’ on the outside of the established religion of Islam that boasts over one billion members. He added that ISIS is simply looking for a legitimate face for its organization and that its members ‘do not have any relation to [the Islamic] faith’.
This comes after weeks of reporting by Fox News that favored King Abdullah II as a strong leader over what they perceived as an ineffectiveness by President Obama.”
Is ISIS an Islamic Extremist organization, or are they simply trying to claim the title for their own ends? Tell us what you think in the comments below.