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Attack Ads, Circa 1800
 
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Have this year's negative political ads really "taken dirty to a whole new level, as CNN's Anderson Cooper frets? Is a "return to civility...a relic of a bygone era," as President Barack Obama laments? Er, not exactly. If anonymous political speech, the other widely decried villain of this political season, helped found the United States, attack ads are as American as apple pie. If you fancy yourself a patriot or a history buff, you will most certainly approve this message, which is taken from statements made by, for, and against the nation's founders. Approximately 1.45 minutes. Written and produced by Meredith Bragg. Voiced by Caleb Brown, Michael C. Moynihan, and Austin Bragg. Check out "The Positives of Negative Campaigning," why "Attack Ads Are Good For You." and Reason's 2006 list of the "Top 10 Dirtiest Political Campaigns" in U.S. history. For links to those stories and historical sources of the statements made in the video go to http://reason.tv/video/show/the-negative-campaign-of-1800
Views: 685591 ReasonTV
Remy: People Will Die!
 
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Remy channels his inner Elizabeth Warren to vilify the other side. ------ Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ----- Written and performed by Remy Music mastered by Ben Karlstrom LYRICS: People need kidneys, it's sad but decreed yet this Senator's hoarding one more than she needs I offer this bill and I hope you'll vote "aye" Unless, of course, you just want PEOPLE TO DIE! Traffic deaths have many crying with fear Over 30,000 people are dying each year this modest change I propose must be applied Unless, of course, you just want PEOPLE TO DIE! Alcohol deaths are exceeding comparisons Black people, white people, Native Americans We need to ban alcohol, it can't be denied Unless, of course, you just want PEOPLE TO DIE! Murders are bad. They have no defenders yet many are committed by repeat offenders I say lifetime in prison, whatever the crime unless, of course, you want PEOPLE TO DIE! So I don't have a bill, or a groan to detail I just need a short clip for my donor email Tim THERE'S BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS! YOU WANT PEOPLE TO DIE! That good? Cool. Tim, dinner at five? Yeah. These car deaths I mentioned are terrible stuff It just doesn't seem that one seatbelt's enough Either vote for my act so that fewer will cry Unless, of course, you just want PEOPLE TO DIE! The carbs. The container. We cannot ignore Whipped cream's killing more people than ever before This bill would be passed and be ratified if those people there didn't want PEOPLE TO DIE! Why not weigh all the costs, the effects, the results Empathize with each other as if we were adults Use our brains to craft arguments--not vilify See that freedom's a trade-off--YOU WANT PEOPLE TO DIE!
Views: 927186 ReasonTV
Remy: This is CNN
 
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Remy is back to highlight what CNN considers news. Written and performed by Remy. Music Mastered by Ben Karlstrom. Shot and Edited by Austin Bragg. About 2 minutes. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. LYRICS: Finally, what has gotten into Russia's top Olympian? Needles, apparently. More on that later as we yield for Breaking News. Ed? Thank You. Breaking news that's horribly tragic and if your children are watching, we warn you, it's graphic our lead story tonight atop the report was Donald Trump eating chicken with a knife and a fork? Plus, this Trump supporter is 11 years old so what are his thoughts on the--are you reading the scroll? who he thinks is best fit to lead us and would he have voted for Obamacare he was a fetus? Look, I really don't mean to step on your staging but it seems like there's war and some battles are raging reporting the news--is that not our vow? You know what, you're right. I'll cover it now Well the war continues (yes!) on Twitter as planned (no…) between Donald Trump and a Littleton man The fighting is fierce, no sight of the end follow it all on our app--you're watching CNN What I mean's while we're reading these trivial mysteries people are dying, we're losing our liberties They're inside our…wow…isn't that banned? Inside our hardware. I understand. They could be in your phone at this very moment Pokemons! This town is Pokemon Go-ing Plus, this expensive beer--how hoppy's the taste? Fareed Zakaria is here to copy and paste. Look, I really just think that there's stuff that we missed Like, holy crap, is that true? Does that list exist? Cover the news. Shake up the ranks. Yes! Do that. I'd lost my way. Thanks. Well it's a hidden document upon which fates swing Fortune cookie fortunes--who's writing those things!? Plus, a man with no parachute just took a dive in today's most newsworthy instance of one flung from the sky I know this is tough so forgive the belittling Rome is engulfed and we're sitting here fiddling executive orders, economy stuttering these are the stories we're sitting here covering? War in Afghanistan, hurt in Iraq you'd need $5 foot-longs for Turkey this bad Can we cut his mic? Well, the war on whistleblowers continued today we'll update the condition of that Little League referee Plus, it took the Olympics by storm, but what is it like to cup someone? Josh Duggar is in the studio...
Views: 422291 ReasonTV
Remy: Fake News
 
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Remy stops by CNN to deal with "Fake News." Written and Performed by Remy. Produced by Austin Bragg. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ----- Lyrics: Nothing else to report, Ed as we've been banned from the press gaggle and labeled as "fake news" by the president. We'll have to prove him wrong. Thanks Tim. Trump's approval numbers have gone to new lows according to a new poll--and we're never wrong about those And is Starbucks' new cup bringing people to tears No, but we'll find two tweets like we do every year Uh, Ed? Yes Tim? Look, this is obviously bad But do you think we could maybe help our case a tad They say we're not news, that we just make stuff up My apologies, Tim, I'll fix that right up A nurse shark bit a man in a Florida park Could this summer be the SUMMER OF SHARKS Plus, a product you own causes death exponentially The answer to that misleading question eventually Ed, you're hiding the cause of acute meningitis Do you see why perhaps there are folks who don't like us I really believe that they're flatly just wrong But could you just help me a little? Can do Cap-i-tan. A Hero Is Born! Meet the daring A.G. who won't enforce the laws with which she disagrees Plus, Kim Davis, the mouth-breathing slob Should we jail public servants who won't do their jobs? Okay, see, that's what I mean. That's what they accuse That we color the coverage to match with our views Should we not be objective and foster a trust? I suppose you're right, Tim. I'll do what I must A World on the Brink! Perils unfurled as Trump speaks with the most dangerous man in the world Plus, Mitt Romney's gaffes just don't seem to slow His moronic claim Russia is our biggest foe Ed Finally, it's given all journalists stupors But proof has been found by Pricewaterhouse Coopers The President making with great genuflection concessions to Russia if he wins the election A White House in chaos? We give you a peak at the transcripts we got from a delightful new leak Plus, Edward Snowden, the traitor abroad Should leakers be hung like the cowards they are?
Views: 338975 ReasonTV
Remy: Raise The Debt Ceiling Rap
 
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We may not be able to address our current debt ceiling woes, but we can at least put them to a good beat. Visit the links below for more Reason coverage on the debt, deficit and government spending: Five Facts About the Debt http://reason.com/archives/2011/07/25/five-facts-about-the-debt The Facts About the Debt Ceiling http://reason.com/archives/2011/07/18/the-facts-about-the-debt-ceili Reason.com Topics: Government Spending http://reason.com/topics/goverment-spending "Raise the Debt Ceiling" is the third of a series of collaborations between Remy and Reason.tv. To watch Remy's other videos, go to http:youtube.com/goremy Music by Remy. Video shot and produced by Meredith Bragg. Download the mp3 and HD versions at http://reason.tv, the video channel for Reason magazine and http://reason.com LYRICS: Raise da debt ceiling! Raise da debt ceiling! Raise da debt ceiling! Raise da debt ceiling! 14 trillion in debt but yo we ain't got no qualms droppin $100 bills and million dollar bombs spending money we don't have that's the name of the game they call me cumulo nimbus because you KNOW I make it rain bail out all kind of cars got all kind of whips ladies ask me how I get em I tell em STIMULUS Social Security surplus? Oh, guess what? it's gone I got my hands on everything like Dominique Strauss Kahn ain't got no Medicare trust fund son, that's just absurd spending every single penny that we see, son, have you heard? ain't got no moral objections ain't got kind of complaints ain't got no quantitative statutory budget restraints so... [CHORUS] Yo, we up in the Fed and we living in style Spending lots of money while we sipping crystal still making it rain and yeah it be so pleasing wait, not making it rain-- we be "Quantitative Easing!" QE1, QE2 QE4, QE3 Dropping IOU's in every fund that I see printing the cash inflating the monies callin up China "a-yo we straight out of 20's!" in the club we be louding out while to the market, yeah we be crowding out on the beach getting tan and sipping Corona we got a monetary plan-- and it involves a lot of toner... [CHORUS] So if you look at the chart and examine the trend we borrow 40 cents of every single dollar we spend and non-discretionary spending increases every day do you have a comment for Committee? I MAKE IT RAIN Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker would you beam me up? A Congressperson cutting spending? Couldn't dream me up We're gonna default if we follow this road! I should have thought of this 14 trillion dollars ago! I'm the king of the links I'm a menace at tennis I'm sticking spinnaz on my rims picking winnaz in business if you're looking for some cash it's about to get heavy I got some big ol' piles of money and guess what--they shovel ready [CHORUS]
Views: 604993 ReasonTV
Shake it Off: Obama Version (w/ Remy)
 
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The Obama administration puts its own special spin on the Taylor Swift hit. Approximately 2:15 minutes. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Written and performed by Remy. Music tracks and background vocals by Ben Karlstrom. Additional background vocals by Geri Karlstrom. Video produced and edited by Meredith Bragg. Scroll below for lyrics and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/10/20/remy-shake-it-off-white-house-version for hyper-linked lyrics, downloadable versions, and more. Follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and Reason at @reason. LYRICS: They say you're tapping all the phones They say you use too many drones That's what people say, Mm-mm That's what people say, Mm-mm They say you gave the cartels guns That terrorists ain't on the run That's what people say and they got groped at TSA But I keep trying Can't stop won't stop lying It's like we're just denying the reality saying it's gonna be alright Because the vets are gonna wait and the hard drives gonna break baby we're just gonna shake shake it off, shake it off When things don't go away we're gonna blame it on a tape baby we're just gonna shake shake it off, shake it off They say that nothing is secure That you don't know the cure I assure you that ain't right this dude just came in with a knife See we keep trying Can't stop won't stop lying It's like we're just denying the reality saying it's gonna be alright Cuz the vets are gonna wait and the hard drives gonna break baby we're just gonna shake shake it off, shake it off Your emails are getting saved and your junk is on display baby we're just gonna shake shake it off, shake it off AP phone records we take our opponents gonna pay baby we're just gonna shake shake it off, shake it off Laws we're gonna break concern we're gonna fake then it's off to a fundraiser to shake it off, shake it off
Views: 601699 ReasonTV
Remy: Bitcoin Billionaire
 
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Remy rides crypto to the moon. ----- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- Written and performed by Remy. Produced by Austin and Meredith Bragg. Music tracks mastered by Ben Karlstrom. Music by J-Beats Productions. Lyrics: I was broke, unemployed, I was starting to slouch I was sleeping in the basement on my momma's new couch That's when I heard it all, a chance to skirt it all a money like my last girl Completely virtual... Got the top graphics cards, got a power supply a microprocesser, a motherboard, a towering drive I put the RAM in the RAM slot, drive in the larger bay topped it off, two fans Like a Chargers game! Price spike to $30!? I missed out, I fear crudely assemble a rig like a BP engineer My friends and family smile and smirk and all make fun of me But I'm-a make them eat their words because I'm gonna be a Bitcoin Billionaire Spending money like I don't care Mining coin in my underwear I'm gonna be a Bitcoin Billionaire Selecting software and reading the notes I'm picking out my favorite miners like a Penn State coach Pick me a digital wallet for holding all my amounts read up on the all the ways to open lots of accounts I feel like Tom Brady, I got a fear of inflation But this is crypto, baby--central bank decentralization The script I flipped it, laptop encrypted My life was rotten now all my cotton's Egypt-ed Now even on my vacation I'm crypto-supplying They call me gentrification the way I'm block-modifying Friends asking "what's the best part of your newfound treasury?" I say "reminding you how you told me I'd never be a… Bitcoin Billionaire Spending money like I don't care Flash drives in their underwear Now that I'm a Bitcoin Billionaire The cash was never-ending, yo upscale and fun and rowdy I was spending like a 7 on a scale from 1 to Saudi Call it mad bankin', all night and all weekend My rig is Al Franken: (grabs what it can while you sleepin') Just try outspending me and you'll see I'm on a mission I drop more Satoshis than a clumsy Japanese obstetrician But I ain't open to splits, don't care if it's best or not Opposing forks like a Chinese restaurant I went from geek to chic, from basic to ASIC I went from basement-squatting to yachting from basin to basin Went from no friends and depression to peer-to-peer legend Bitcoin Billionaire Spending money like I don't care Then one day there was a solar flare... I was a Bitcoin Billionaire Spending money like I don't care Now I just pawned my underwear Used to be a Bitcoin Billionaire.
Views: 464028 ReasonTV
Remy: I Need a Hashtag!
 
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Remy decides to stand up for freedom the easiest way he knows how: by taking selfies. #YOLO! Approximately 2 minutes. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Written and performed by Remy. Music tracks by Ben Karlstrom. Background vocals by Connie Scott. Video produced and edited by Sean Malone. Scroll below for lyrics and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2015/01/29/remy-we-need-a-hashtag for hyper-linked lyrics, downloadable versions, and more. Follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy Follow Sean Malone on Twitter at @citizenamedia LYRICS: Like a Chris Brown fan or girlfriend free speech is under attack and so like Hannah Storm folks are trying to find the best way to push back But I won't care tomorrow and I did not care yesterday Is there anything I can do to pretend that I care today? I need a hashtag I need a hashtag on display Yeah I'll tweet to the world "#BringBackOurGirls and Boko Haram will be like "okay!" I need a hashtag I need a hashtag for today to show that I care when I really don't care and that's just what I'm doing today faking outrage Sure there are lots of people who really care about the fight but anyone who tweeted these should probably be disqualified Should we try to fight for change? Embrace more freedom here at home? Or should we use the most effective tool mankind has ever known? We need a hashtag How about a hashtag and call it a night? it's both a mnemonic and a catastrophic extremist-destroying device We need a hashtag A hashtag will bring them to their knees Even though it's been said that the First Amendment wasn't written to protect pleasantries We need a hashtag
Views: 157559 ReasonTV
Remy: $20 Trillion Reasons (Lady Gaga Parody)
 
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There are 20 trillion reasons we should reign in government spending. ---------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------- LYRICS: Why can't we buy these tanks the Army says they don't need Why can't we buy these solar-powered abortion machines Uh, sir, there's 20 trillion reasons You have 20 trillion reasons We got 20 trillion reasons About 20 trillion reasons Why can't we build a border wall that touches the skies Stay on our momma's healthcare until we're 45 We got 20 trillion reasons You have 20 trillion reasons We got 20 trillion reasons About 20 trillion reasons We took centuries to reach 10, now I fear we're gleaning Debt is like this guy it should be nowhere near the teens and now we've got about 20 trillion reasons to stop today But maybe if we just spend one more we'll stay Twenty trillion dollars stacked together just might reach to the sun Uh, so It could even last Johnny Depp for over a month Dear God We got 20 trillion reasons They got 20 trillion reasons You have 20 trillions reasons We have 20 trillion reasons Could we pay off the tab by buying unneeded jets Or just identify as being not that in debt We'd still have 20 trillion reasons Still the 20 trillion reasons Still have 20 trillion reasons Over 20 trillion reasons I've paid social security since I was first hired Will that program still exist on the day I retire I forgot my car It's parked in the two hour parking Lord, show me the way I think I hear my third wife carping I got a pot of sauce I left on the oven range Lady Gaga parody written and performed by Remy Music tracks and background vocals by Ben Karlstrom Video by Meredith Bragg
Views: 109399 ReasonTV
Hillary Clinton vs. James Comey: Email Scandal Supercut
 
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Hillary Clinton 2015 vs FBI Director James Comey 2016 Subscribe to Reason TV for daily content like this: http://bit.ly/1Ocr2AL Approximately 1:45 minutes. Produced and edited by Austin Bragg. Music by Kevin MacLeod. Visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2016/07/05/hillary-clinton-vs-james-comey-email-sca for full text, links, and downloadable versions of this video.
Views: 714913 ReasonTV
Oops, I Did it Again! (TSA Version - With Remy)
 
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Remy gets the TSA boy band together to give their twist on the Britney Spears hit. Runs approximately 2 minutes. Written and performed by Remy. Music tracks and background vocals by Ben Karlstrom. Video by Meredith Bragg. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Scroll below for lyrics and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2015/06/25/oops-i-did-it-again-tsa-versionwith-remy for hyper-linked lyrics, downloadable versions, and more. Follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and Reason at @reason. Lyrics: I think I did it again I just saved the world You're welcome, my friend Oh baby, I've groped so many kids by patting them down I just received this A four-ounce tube of toothpaste? No ain't nothing getting past me Well maybe, maybe Oops, I did it again I missed all their bombs they got on the plane oh baby, baby Oops you think I'm the one keeping track of the guns I'm not that competent Of the 70 weapons they tried to sneak past, you missed 67 leaving you incompetent at the single task we gave you Is there a reason we shouldn't fire you? Well, I identify as competent. Why didn't you say so... Oops, I did it again (Oops I) I missed all their bombs (did it again, missed their bombs) they got on the plane (I got lost) oh baby, baby (I'm not that bright, baby) Oops you think I'm the one (Oops you) keeping track of the guns (gave us the GDP of Guam) I'm not that competent
Views: 140741 ReasonTV
Remy: Trigger (Thriller Parody)
 
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Remy culturally appropriates Michael Jackson in this updated Halloween classic. -------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. -------- Written and Performed by Remy. Video by Meredith and Austin Bragg. Music tracks and backing vocals by Ben Karlstrom.
Views: 195784 ReasonTV
Remy: What are the Chances? (An IRS Love Song)
 
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Remy weighs the odds of finding true love and, like a well-timed IRS hard drive failure, finds a higher power at work. Approximately 2 minutes. Written and performed by Remy. Video and graphics by Meredith Bragg. Music arranged by Ben Karlstrom. Scroll down for lyrics, and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/07/21/remy-what-are-the-chances-an-irs-love-so for links, downloadable versions, and more. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material goes live and follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/GoRemy To see more Remy/Reason TV videos, go here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL02D02B9A144182DB LYRICS: There's seven billion people Walking on this world of ours How I found the perfect girl I think about the odds I think somebody up above had us exchanging glances I mean, what are the chances? It's like if victims of improper screenings all had the same views And the head guy at the agency told Congress that ain't true and it turns out when he said that well, it really was a myth and the lady in charge of it all happened to plead the Fifth Now while that's all coincidence I don't think our romance is I mean, what are the chances? Now while we're on the subject of stories no one buys You can't tell me how we met ain't just fate in disguise Regardless how improbable it seems that our romance is What are the chances? It's like if an impartial agency with no corrupt connections Leaked private tax returns which were then used to sway elections and the hard drive of the lady at the center of the buzzing conveniently lost all the emails from the time in question and the Congress asked for records from a second dude as well but it turns out that there weren't any cuz his hard drive crashed as well so they tried to get some records from a third person and fourth but would't you know their hard drives crashed so no emails of course and a fifth person and six person were focused on for help and they finally found documents ha, hard drives crashed as well And a seventh guy investigated Wait, really....
Views: 116921 ReasonTV
Remy: The Longest Time (TSA Version)
 
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Remy prepares summer travelers for groping season. "The Longest Time" parody written and performed by Remy. Background vocals and Mastering by Ben Karlstrom. Video produced and edited by Austin Bragg. ----- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a ----- LYRICS: Whoa-oo-aa-ooah For the longest time If you book a ticket for a flight Stow your baggage and some of your rights Travel, you're hoping But first you'll get a groping And you'll be waiting for the longest time My last job? I guess it paid the bills This pays more for using the same skills At first we hound you Then we put our arms around you And you'll be waiting for the longest time Whoa-oo-aa-ooah For the longest time Supervisors try to sneak bombs by Of 100, 80 make it by I like those chances I forgot how nice your pants is I haven't touched them for the longest time I had other jobs at the start I said to myself "just follow your heart" Now I know the woman that you are I'll swab your Magic cards And you'll miss your connection... Who could guess what consequence this brings We have issues keeping nicer things Our record's so bad I think you ought to know this summer you'll be waiting for the longest time Whoa-oo-aa-ooah For the longest time
Views: 62053 ReasonTV
Remy: The Venezuela Diet!
 
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Socialism works... for weight loss Using an ancient Soviet method, 75% of Venezuelans have lost an average of 19 pounds and so can you! Who needs human rights and free press when you can get back to your old college weight? Watch the video and let Remy show you how it all works. ---- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---- Written by Remy. Performed by Remy and Austin Bragg. Edited by Bragg.
Views: 150916 ReasonTV
Stossel: Jordan Peterson vs. “Social Justice Warriors”
 
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Many leftists hate Jordan Peterson, a Canadian psychologist and professor at the University of Toronto. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- Leftists began to hate Peterson after he said he'd disobey a proposed Canadian law that would force Canadians to call anyone who doesn't want to be called "he or she" something else, like "ze" or "xe." When Peterson said he'd refuse to obey, angry students shouted Peterson down, blowing air horns and screaming to make sure others couldn't hear. Peterson defends his position to John Stossel: "I don't care what people want to be called. That's fine, but that doesn't mean I should be compelled by law to call them that." It's not just students who slam Peterson. In one TV interview, Peterson stayed calm while the host tried to put words in his mouth. "You are saying that women aren't intelligent enough to run these top companies....You don't believe in equal pay," Cathy Newman, the reporter at Britain's Channel 4 News, insisted. "No, I'm not saying that at all," Peterson responded. He hadn't said that. What he had said, is that natural differences explain most of the gender wage gap. As an example, Peterson cites studies that find, in wealthy countries that focus most on equality, like Sweden, even fewer women major in science and math. Instead they pick fields that deal with people, like teaching, and men tend more toward technical fields. Peterson says this shows that when men and women have the most freedom to decide what they do, they pick fields that line up with their natural biological interests. That idea infuriates leftists. "It should infuriate them," Peterson tells Stossel. "Because I'm going right at the heart of the radical leftist doctrine." That doctrine is social justice, the idea that all groups should have equal outcomes; that there should be just as many female CEOs, scientists, and computer programmers, because men and women are essentially the same. If outcomes differ, it must be sexism. Peterson says that the focus on group equality is a spinoff of Marxism. That after Marxism failed spectacularly in the economic realm, Marxists applied their way of thinking to issues like the difference between men and women. "We've got a hundred million corpses stacked up to demonstrate" the failure of Marxism, says Peterson. And the new Marxism-derived focus on group equality won't end any better. Peterson calls for the opposite of Marxism–a focus on the individual. He says people should stick with "the principles that govern the West; capitalist principles. The free market principles." With those principles "we do better than any place has ever done." The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel, his independent production company, Stossel Productions, and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.
Views: 124942 ReasonTV
Remy: Happy (Tax Day Edition)
 
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Remy reworks the Pharrell Williams hit, "Happy," for tax season. Approximately two minutes. Written and performed by Remy. Video produced by Sean Malone. All instruments and backing vocals by Ben Karlstrom. Visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/04/14/remy-happy-tax-day-edition for full text, links, downloadable versions, and more. LYRICS: It might seem crazy what I'm about to say. I'm loving all these taxes that I gotta pay. Like income, sales, gas, capital gains, and having to pay you to figure out the way. Clap along if you're like me, and it makes you feel so good. That your total tax paid for part of an outhouse in the woods. Clap along if sweet camel statues make you groove. Clap along if you worked four months to help pay for its hooves. But don't you want to pay for what PETA says? How about for Pre-K programs for fetuses? How about $180 grand to study quail? How about this—do you NOT want to go to jail? Clap along if you love looking for every last receipt. Clap along if it feels you're on a bike without a seat. Clap along if you just want to high five and say shucks. When the State Department can't locate $6 billion bucks.
Views: 158346 ReasonTV
If You Like Your Plan You Can Keep It: The Rap (w/ Remy)
 
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Remy takes questions from the White House press corps. Approx. 1:50 minutes. Music written and performed by Remy. Video by Meredith Bragg. Scroll below for lyrics and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/11/25/remy-if-you-like-your-plan-you-can-keep for downloadable versions, links, and more. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy. Lyrics: How dare you, sir? Yeah, you, yeah I said it No respect for a bait and switch? Give us credit Straight spitting fibs from the ghetto to Tokyo You'd think we're Geppetto the way we're getting Pinnochios We've heard the details we've heard complaints aplenty we've read your emails (not that you've sent us any...) We know Obamacare is falling apart by any tally It's crumbling so bad you'd think it's made by Nature Valley But we got a new ad campaign across the world we got one for dudes we got one for girls So if you press corps bores want to chance inquire I hope you brought smores because these pants on fire Sir, millions of people are trying to accept the loss of their plans you told them could be kept and one thing that's baffling folks around the planet is how have these plans been canceled but Two Broke Girls hasn't? I've tried and I've tried, but the effort is in vain Never has a website inflicted such pain for our wasted time is a bailout in sight? For users of healthcare.gov? No, people who drafted Ray Rice You said people could keep their plan but look where that led We didn't say "plan." We said "fathead." No, you said it'd be like Kayak or Amazon, like a laser, pronto! No, kayaking on the Amazon with the mayor of Toronto But you--can't comment, G. But you s--can't comment, cuz Why can't you comment? I don't have Google Plus But this is your law and now people need help I mean you wrote the thing--did you just knockout game yourself? Selling hope's like selling soap, son, I'll tell you why You can't make either one without a little bit of lye
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Stossel: Jordan Peterson on Finding Meaning in Responsibility
 
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Jordan Peterson is an unlikely YouTube celebrity. The Canadian psychologist lectures about things like responsibility. Yet millions of young people watch his videos, line up to hear his speeches, and buy his book 12 Rules for Life. It was number one on the Amazon bestseller list for a month. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- John Stossel asks: What could make a book about responsibility take off? "People have been fed this diet of pabulum, rights, and impulsive freedom," Peterson tells Stossel. "There's just an absolute starvation for the other side of the story." The other side of the story, according to Peterson, is that "it's in responsibility that most people find the meaning that sustains them through life. It's not in happiness. It's not in impulsive pleasure." Peterson instead advises: "Adopt responsibility for your own well-being, try to put your family together, try to serve your community, try to seek for eternal truth....That's the sort of thing that can ground you in your life, enough so that you can withstand the difficulty of life." Many leftists hate Peterson. They attack him for saying people should be "dangerous." Peterson explains to Stossel that he means people should have the capacity to be dangerous, but control it. "People who teach martial arts know this full well," Peterson says. "If you learn a martial art you learn to be dangerous, but simultaneously you learn to control it." Advice about that, and responsibility, bring Peterson big audiences. ----- The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel; his independent production company, Stossel Productions; and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.
Views: 60333 ReasonTV
Remy: Why They Fought
 
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As American warplanes patrol the skies of Libya and American boots continue to keep the peace in Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, Spain, Cuba, the Netherland Antilles, and more than 140 other countries, the international Interwebs recording sensation Remy unveils this timely song reminding all of us back on the home front about why they fight now. And why they fought then. "Why They Fought" is the first of a series of collaborations between Remy and Reason.tv. To watch Remy's other videos, go to http:youtube.com/goremy Download the mp3, get lyrics, and related links at http://reason.tv, the video channel for Reason magazine and http://reason.com Music written and performed by Remy. Video produced by Austin and Meredith Bragg. About 2 minutes.
Views: 189671 ReasonTV
LSD Microdosing: The New Silicon Valley Productivity Hack
 
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George Burke says taking tiny hits of acid has changed his work, and his life, for the better. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ----- Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Camera Alex Manning. Additional graphics by Meredith Bragg. Music by Kai Engel (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/) and Broke for Free (http://http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/).
Views: 313380 ReasonTV
Remy: Obamacare Video Contest Song
 
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The official deadline for the government-touted Healthy Young America Video contest, which is designed to promote the benefits of The Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), was September 23. But we figure that, what with all the other delays associated with Obamacare, the kind judges at Young Invincibles will be willing to cut us a few days' slack. So here's Reason TV and Remy's "Obamacare Video Contest Song." Written and performed by Remy. Produced and animated by Meredith Bragg. About 1.30 minutes. Scroll below for lyrics and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/09/27/remy-obamacare-video-contest-song for links, downloadable versions, and more. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and on You Tube here. For all of Remy and Reason's collaborations, go here. Lyrics: What's hated by unions has businesses wary and dropping coverage like the 'Skins secondary? Causing thousands of layoffs taking its toll? What's so good for people that they're forced to enroll? What's a law that's so good folks who passed and defended it see it and got waivers to be exempted? It's like Olestra, at first it sounded hip but we quickly found ourselves dealing with a whole lot of sh... Obamacare, Obamacare Unions and businesses both in despair So to recap, young people, your hours get cut and your income goes down and your premiums up and the taxes you pay with the cash you have left go to pay for a stupid video contest, touting Obamacare, Obamacare Unions and businesses both in despair It's hated by doctors and unions are mad. Not since Billy Ray Cyrus has someone made something this bad.
Views: 271323 ReasonTV
Remy: I Like it, I Love it
 
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After years of complaining about Washington's fiscal irresponsibility, Remy is finally in office and ready to make a change. ---------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- Parody written and performed by Remy Produced and Edited by Austin Bragg Music tracks and backing vocals by Ben Karlstrom LYRICS: Spent four to eight years complaining about all the cash we spend Asking for your vote and money, we need limited government About how these deficits are costing us a trillion a pop But vote for me, I’ll be as stingy as a GameStop And then I got elected and took over DC Cutting back on all spending is what I would do you'd think But I like it, I love it, I want some more of it A wall so tall you can’t climb above it Don’t know what it is about the spending that I covet but I like it, I love it, I want some more of it The Founding Father Daddies tried to teach me currency Now my spending list is longer than a CVS receipt Now I’m keeping old programs and taking out loans I’m scrapping spending caps and I’m cranking out drones I’m adding more spending, I’m throwing a parade My list is shovel-ready (so is most of what I say) Cuz I like it, I love it, I want some more of it I talk a lot, it turns out I’m bluffing Don’t know what it is about the spending that I covet but I like it, I love it, I want some more of it
Views: 66522 ReasonTV
Remy: Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (Civil Liberties Edition)
 
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Remy channels his inner Toby Keith to send terrorists a message. Written and performed by Remy. Produced and edited by Austin Bragg. Approximately 2 minutes. Visit https://reason.com for full text, links, and downloadable versions of this video. Lyrics: My daddy came to this country he escaped from Iraq and he came with nothing but a dream of the American flag He wanted my mother, my sister our carpet and me to grow up and live happy in the land of the free Now this nation that I love is under terror attack another sucker punch came flying in from this punk in the back You think you can start a fight and we'll roll over and die man we'll light up your world like the Fourth of July We're gonna tap this guy's phone take his rifle and then force companies to make software with backdoor access and then We'll be raising his taxes make him pay for these toys and whenever he goes flying we'll be cupping his boys Yeah it'll feel like the whole wide world is raining down on you brought to you courtesy of the red, white, and blue We'll run up debt and be so underwater on loans you'd swear Ted Kennedy had probably driven us home You think you can pick a fight and make us change our free ways we'll put a dude in his ass it's the American way We'll tap this guy's browser history have due process decreased and when he bites a shape in Pop Tarts we're gonna call the police We'll put your name in the papers you'll be famous in malls and when this guy goes to New York they'll be cupping his balls Yeah don't it feel like the whole wide world is raining down on you? that's brought to you courtesy of the red, white, and blue [PATRIOTIC VOWEL SOUNDS]
Views: 110009 ReasonTV
Remy: Wedu Nagivafaka
 
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The classic Hawaiian-themed song 'Mele Kalikimaka' gets a government makeover. -------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ----- Parody song written and performed by Remy. Produced by Meredith Bragg. Music tracks and production by Ben Karlstrom. Steel guitar by Wayne Addleman. LYRICS: Wedu Nagivafaka is the thing we say any bright Hawaiian winter day You send an island greeting out to everyone saying nukes are on their way But don’t clean out that desk quite yet and don’t you sob— You work for the government, you’ll keep your job Wedu Nagivakfaka is the way we say There’s nothing that we will do to you Wedu Nagivafaka if your kids can’t read when their senior year’s adjourned Or if you make six-figures and you spend your days at your desk just watching porn See you don’t have a normal job, you’ll be just fine Come tomorrow morning you’ll be “reassigned”… Wedu Nagivafaka is the way we say There’s nothing that we will do to you What else would I have to do? There’s nothing that we will do To you…
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The Inevitable Death of Gun Control: Cody Wilson and the Future of Untraceable Homemade Firearms
 
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Cody Wilson's Ghost Gunner milling machine and 3D printed firearms are destroying the concept of gun control. --------------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- "Gun control is not dead, gun control is undead," explains Cody Wilson, the director of Defense Distributed. "We just keep killing it but it keeps coming back." Wilson, a crypto-anarchist and serial "troublemaker," helped launch the age of the digital gun when he published files showing how to make the Liberator, a 3D-printed pistol, in 2013. It set off a panic in the media and in anti-gun political circles, and the State Department demanded Defense Distributed remove the files from their website. But five years after the Liberator debut, the technological limitations of homemade firearms have started disappearing. The materials are cheaper and better, the machines are more precise, and the software is more advanced. Groups of hobbyist gun printers started gathering in IRC chats and internet forums, and are working together to make their own gun designs. It's a new reality that hasn't entirely filtered into public debates over gun control. "I like the Liberator, it's fine," union carpenter and hobbyist gun printer Darren Booth says. "[But] it's only good for one shot. I thought, 'what can I do to make it a little better?'" Booth developed the Shuty AP-9, a semi-automatic, mostly 3D printed, 9mm handgun based on the AR-15 platform. Booth is a regular of the FOSSCAD group, and the community worked together to create the digital files for the Shuty. "It's an open community. It's an open chat," says Booth. "Anyone can go on there and just ask questions." Files for the Shuty, as well as other firearm designs, can be easily downloaded from the FOSSCAD repository. "I've watched some of these groups begin," says Wilson. "And it's great. In our earliest days I imagined that that would be what victory looked like. There would have to be communities taking up these projects on their own." In late 2017, Defense Distributed released files that allow the Ghost Gunner to mill out unfinished metal handgun frames. Wilson says the new focus on handguns is in part a legal strategy based on the 2008 supreme court case, District of Columbia v. Heller, that affirmed the right to own a handgun for self defense. "The handgun is at the center of what is protected in the Heller decision," explains Wison. "So, whereas, AR-15's may not ever be backed up by the Supreme Court, there's no way of getting around, right now, the protections that the Supreme Court gave to the handgun. And so this is the core of the Second Amendment liberty as it's currently understood." Produced and edited by Mark McDaniel. Additional footage by Todd Krainin. Music by Kai Engel and Nine Inch Nails. All music licensed under Creative Commons. (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US.)
Views: 159782 ReasonTV
What Should Have Happened at the Facebook Hearing
 
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It was hard to watch Mark Zuckerberg's congressional hearing without liking congress a lot less. In between the rampant showboating and clumsy soundbites, it became clear that a lot of legislators don't know enough about technology to competently regulate it. And even if they did, the federal government's track record on surveillance and privacy rights is less than sterling. ---------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------- In the latest Reason video, we explore what we would have liked to see during Facebook's congressional hearing. Written by Austin Bragg and Andrew Heaton. Starring Bragg and Heaton. Produced and edited by Bragg.
Views: 55293 ReasonTV
The Libertarian Holiday Gift Guide
 
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Don't know what to get the libertarians on your holiday list? We've got you covered! Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- Wish Background by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100391 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Hosted by Andrew Heaton Written by Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, and Andrew Heaton Produced by Austin and Meredith Bragg
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Remy: Healthcare Mash
 
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Trick or Treatment? Remy channels Bobby "Boris " Pickett for this Healthcare.gov-Halloween mash-up. Written and performed by Remy. Video by Sean Malone. About 1.30 minutes. Scroll below for lyrics and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/10/30/remy-healthcare-mash for links, downloadable versions, and more. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy. Lyrics: He was working on his laptop late one night when his eyes beheld a ghoulish site He could not log in despite several tries then suddenly to no one's surprise (he did the Mash) He did the Healthcare Mash (the Healthcare Mash) it was a keyboard smash (he did the Mash) the website was trash (he did the Mash) He did the Healthcare mash Who could design such a site so flawed and so sloppy? The code is so ancient, perhaps it was Hammurabi He'd try to apply but the site would suspend I've seen a eunuch with a more functional front end (he did the Mash) He did the Healthcare Mash (the Healthcare Mash) it was a keyboard smash (he did the Mash) He tried to clear his cache (he did the Mash) He did the Healthcare mash Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent for a website that has trouble loading How could the government's web designers create a site with such awful coding? (they did the Mash) Ahh, they did the Healthcare Mash (the Healthcare Mash) it was a keyboard smash (they did the Mash) they spent all of our cash (they did the Mash) They did the Healthcare Mash
Views: 183829 ReasonTV
The TSA's 12 Banned Items of Christmas
 
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As travelers board planes this holiday, please be aware of 12 actual banned items from the Transportation Security Administration. Approximately 3:51. Written and performed by Justin Monticello. Shot and edited by Paul Detrick. Visit http://reason.com/reasontv for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube Channel to receive automatic updates when new material goes live.
Views: 1502267 ReasonTV
Groundhog Day: 2018
 
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In honor of the classic Bill Murray film "Groundhog Day," Reason releases this horrifyingly relevant parody about a cycle that never stops. ---- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a ---- Written by Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, and Andrew Heaton. Featuring Austin Bragg and Andrew Heaton. Radio voices by Todd Krainin and Meredith Bragg. Produced by Austin Bragg and Meredith Bragg. Edited by Austin Bragg.
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Remy: Closer (Trump Inauguration Remix)
 
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Remy finds common ground between Trump supporters and protesters at the inauguration. Parody of "Closer" by The Chainsmokers Written and Performed by Remy. Music tracks by by Ben Karlstrom and Stickzz. Mastered by Ben Karlstrom. Produced and Edited by Austin Bragg. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. Lyrics: Lord, we thank you for this day and please protect us From anything that might lead or affect us astray Kids, make sure you read your Bibles, it's the best word You can't be watching nothing with the "S" word, okay? You know it breaks my heart Our culture is so coarsened! Clinton was the start, and Eight years, more debt We need to get back to the tenets of small government! That's why I came to cheer and watch A statist who likes to grab crotch... So give me more disclosure of entitlement proposals I used to say we can't afford Tax my trade and close the border Give crude language the exposure That up 'til now I abhorred While I'm not a total poser You could say I'm getting closer You! Look at all you people out here nodding! While soon there's gonna be a lot of bombing, we grieve Trump!? That guy just gives the pot a stirring motion I haven't seen such terrible emotions since New Year's Eve. You know it broke my heart The wars are never-ending--George Bush was the start and Don Trump / Mike Pence? We need to stop the droning, it's just common sense Those are things I'll protest and scream Unless, you know, it hurts my team... So hand me a pink poster because now I'm an opposer Of the bombings and the wars That for eight years I glossed over My memory is as selective as Meryl Streep's I suppose Pass that stuff we brought from Boulder You could say I'm getting closer You could say we're getting closer. You could say we're getting closer.
Views: 150763 ReasonTV
Remy: Working 9 to 5 (Obamacare Remix)
 
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The new health care law shakes up Remy's employment situation. Approx. 1:50 minutes. Written and performed by Remy. Musical Arrangement by Ben Karlstrom. Video by Meredith Bragg. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy. LYRICS: Wake up in the morning ten minutes late, I hit the snooze like a Chris Brown date I brush all my teeth, I'm driving, and I'm on my way But I'm floored when I walk into the joint I'm more confused than Joe Namath with a coin my boss' memo says starting today I'm working 1 to 5 My hours keep on falling Now I'm not full-time All the creditors keep calling Said I could keep my plan I'm no longer a believer My new deductible's so high you'd think its dad was Jeremy Bieber Working 1 to 5 Not trying to be controversial it's just I'm home and I'm watching J.G. Wentworth commercials Say goodbye full time and hello to under-employment Because I'm working fewer hours than a Flappy Bird high score Working 1 to 5 I'm no longer out there toiling My work schedule is less complete than a Sochi toilet Oh the New York Times assures me that it's liberating from what it isn't clear I guess employment compensation Working 1 to 5 Insecure and broke that's right Working 1 to 5 Like the Obamacare website Working 1 to 5 It's just a simple task It's like they drilled the Keystone XL pipeline directly up my...
Views: 263059 ReasonTV
Libertarian Dad Jokes
 
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In homage to Dad Joke videos everywhere, Reason's Andrew Heaton and Austin Bragg try their hand at one-liners, cornball punchlines, and "comedy." ----- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- Written and produced by Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, and Andrew Heaton. Shot and edited by Bragg and Bragg. Starring Andrew Heaton and Austin Bragg. Music: "Quirky Dog" by Kevin MacLeod
Views: 103488 ReasonTV
Psychedelic Science: Magic Mushrooms
 
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Magic mushrooms have been used ritually by the native people of Mesoamerica for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In the 1950s, R. Gordon Wasson and his wife traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico and participated in a mushroom ritual. That experience led to a 1957 Life magazine article titled "Seeking the Magic Mushroom." The following year, the Swiss scientist Albert Hofman, who had been the first to synthesize LSD in 1938, identified psilocybin and psilocin as the active compounds in magic mushrooms. In 1960, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert founded the Harvard Psilocybin Project to study the effects of psilocybin on humans. Harvard University famously fired Leary and Alpert in 1963. Serious study of magic mushrooms essentially ended when the compounds psilocybin and psylocin were listed as Schedule I drugs in 1971. However, people around the world have used magic mushrooms with the goals of expanding consciousness and achieving spiritual growth ever since it was popularized by the hippies in the the 1960s. Despite its illegal status, researchers have once again started studying the effects of psilocybin on humans. The results so far have been intriguing. ReasonTV caught up with Roland Griffiths of Johns Hopkins University and Robin Carhart-Harris of Imperial College London at the Psychedelic Science 2013 conference in Oakland, CA to learn what's happening at the cutting edge of psilocybin research. Approximately 5 minutes. Produced by Paul Feine and Alex Manning. Go to http://reason.com/reason.tv for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube Channel to receive automatic updates when new material goes live.
Views: 534729 ReasonTV
Remy: April Fool's!
 
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Remy explores some of the great April Fools' Day gags in United States history. Written and Performed by Remy. Camera by Meredith Bragg. Edited by Austin Bragg. Music tracks and mastering by Ben Karlstrom. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. LYRICS: Give me liberty or give me death! Let us fight for independence up until our final breath! The one regret that we should all have in our minds We only have one life to give up for the future of mankind! April Fools! A jestful jab! How about we give ourselves free health care and stick our grandkids with the tab? I'm talking penis pills for you and you and you! April Fools! April Fools! April Fools! Four score and seven years has been the span Fair weather brought a crowd I see you all must be Penguins fans Thousands sacrificed their lives upon this turf To ensure that a free nation shall not perish from the earth! April Fools! A playful plea! They died so we could monitor your browser history and use your phone to watch you number two Must we give thought to the price paid by these tools?! (No!) April Fools! April Fools! April Fools! Ask not about yourself Ask what you can do for your country leave selfishness on the shelf May the communists abroad hear this reprise We shall pay any cost to ensure that liberty survives! April Fools! Just cheeky chants! There's a missile crisis! Yes and it is happening in your pants So take these free pills, we'll send China IOUs April Fools! April Fools! April Fools! April Fools! They died in vain! Life is dangerous, just ask people under Harrison Ford's planes Must we give thought to the price paid by these tools? April Fools! April Fools! April Fools! A federal workforce so small and lean! Will they be fluent in Latin? Yes! Well, if you count "per diem"… I'm talking free stuff for you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you...
Views: 54963 ReasonTV
Remy: Grandma Got Indefinitely Detained (A Very TSA Christmas)
 
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In seasons past, Grandma only had to worry about getting run over by a reindeer. With "Grandma Got Run Over by TSA," web sensation Remy gets us in the holiday mood with a song about Christmas, Homeland Security, and the joys of civil rights abuses. "Grandma Got Run Over by TSA" is one of a series of collaborations between Remy and Reason.tv. To watch Remy's other videos, go to http:youtube.com/goremy Approximately 2:25 minutes. Music by Remy. Video shot and produced by Meredith Bragg. Download the mp3 and HD versions at http://reason.tv, the video channel for Reason magazine and http://reason.com Lyrics: Grandma got indefinitely detained now coming home to visit Christmas Eve You could say she had a right to counsel but some folks in the Congress disagree she was flying home to our house when she got checked by TSA thought she might be Abdulmutallab when they looked at her X-ray Her hair had recently been colored she paid cash for her Christmas gifts two things apparently the Congress says just might make you a terrorist Grandma got indefinitely detained now coming home to visit Christmas Eve you could claim there's no right to due process but check the 5th amendment and you'll see they say they need to have these powers to help protect this free country but if it takes these steps to do so what is it we are protecting? Now she's an enemy combatant as if that makes any sense the only thing that she's combating is her unpredictable incontinence Grandma got indefinitely detained now trying to come visit Christmas Eve they took her rights in order to...protect rights.. the most genius plan ever in history Grandma got indefinitely detained now never made it home on Christmas day she always wanted to live in Miami at least now she's 90 miles away
Views: 204527 ReasonTV
Intervention: A Success Story!
 
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In light of President Trump's missile strike on Syria, Reason has put together a quick refresher on a few of our many questionable interventions in the Middle East. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- In 1953 the CIA lead a coup against Iran's democratically-elected prime minister, Mohammad Mosaddeq. In his place America and Britain helped install a king. That regime came crashing down in 1979, and Iran has been suspicious of America ever since. The United States subsequently supported Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War, providing both intelligence and arms to Saddam Hussein. Interestingly, Iraq's brutal dictator turned out to be a brutal dictator. We went to war with him during the early 90s and again in 2003. To the great surprise of the Bush administration, ousting the strongman has not transformed Iraq into a liberal democracy. Similarly, when Nobel Peace Prize recipient Barack Obama bombed Libya to oust Muammar Gaddafi, the vacuum of power invited more strife and violence. During the Cold War the United States provided support to a group of anti-Soviet Islamist fighters in Afghanistan called the Mujaheddin. Their ranks included Osama bin Laden and they would eventually spawn the Taliban the United States would fight in 2001. Our attack on Syria is just the latest development in a long series of American interventions in the Middle East and it's worth considering the rubble, chaos, and ally-cum-enemies that often accompany our adventures in the region. Written and performed by Andrew Heaton. Edited by Austin Bragg and Andrew Heaton.
Views: 83152 ReasonTV
Pentagon Has 'Everything Must Go' Sale
 
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After protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, were met with a militarized police force, new attention was brought to the Pentagon's 1033 program, a program that supplies military-grade equipment to local police departments, often for free. Check out a commercial Reason TV has unearthed advertising the program to law enforcement. Approximately 1:37 in length. Performed by Will Neff. Written and produced by Neff and Paul Detrick. Visit http://reason.com/reasontv for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube Channel to receive automatic updates when new material goes live.
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Our Amazing Debt (Cosmos Parody)
 
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The math behind the National Debt is so complex that Reason TV decided to lean on "Cosmos" to explain it. ---- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---- We are about to begin a journey beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity. Join me, as we explore: Our Amazing Debt We are all made of star stuff. And in America, we are all born more than $61 thousand in debt. The collective debt we owe as a country now stands at $20 trillion, a level of debt unfathomable to our contemptible caveman ancestors. How can we comprehend the sheer magnitude of the national debt? With our starship of imagination. This is the USS Dumbitdownforme and it cost $12 billion to construct: all financed through debt. We didn't have the money to build it and we didn't want to raise taxes to pay for it, but we really wanted it. So, like a fiscal wormhole, we've used debt to puncture the reality of financial constraints, connecting what we want now to even more money we promise to pay later. $20 Trillion is not just a lot of money, it's all the money, and then some. If we could round up all the US currency in existence–every dollar bill, every quarter, every penny–we'd still need another $18 trillion. All the gold that has ever been mined couldn't even cover half of our debt. Yet our story doesn't end here. Like our ever-expanding universe our debt is constantly growing larger. This year we will pay more than $250 billion on interest payments. Not the debt, just the fee for borrowing money. Much as cosmic expansion will inevitably lead to the heat death of our own universe, the debt, too, is unsustainable. As nature seeks balance, so to will our creditors. Will the government gut spending? Defund entitlements? Devalue our currency? One day, perhaps in our lifetime, we will discover the answers and reach the limit of our amazing debt. But for now we can only behold this awesome force that binds all Americans, bewitching us with the fascinating possibility, that maybe, just maybe, we're all f***ed. Written and produced by Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, and Andrew Heaton. Edited by Austin Bragg.
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Dilbert Creator Scott Adams on Donald Trump's "Linguistic Kill Shots"
 
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Donald Trump has a way with words—and with people. Yet despite his popularity, he has been a mystery to the media, which have mostly derided his campaign as consisting of nothing more than random insults and ignorant bluster. Scott Adams, prolific author, blogger, and creator of the massively popular comic strip Dilbert, has a different theory. He tells Reason TV's Zach Weissmueller that the media are being trolled by a skilled manipulator, or in Adams's parlance, a Master Wizard. So exquisite does Adams believe Trump's skills to be that he predicts The Donald will go on to win the presidency. "What I [see] in Trump," says Adams, is "someone who was highly trained. A lot of the things that the media were reporting as sort of random insults and bluster and just Trump being Trump, looked to me like a lot of deep technique that I recognized from the fields of hypnosis and persuasion." One such technique is what Adams describes as a "linguistic kill shot," in which Trump uses an engineered set of words that changes or ends an argument decisively. According to Adams, when Trump describes Jeb Bush as low energy, Carly Fiorina as robotic, or Ben Carson as nice, he's imprinting a label you already feel about these people. They're not random insults, but linguistic kill shots that you can never get out of your mind. Similarly, where the media see random insults, Adams sees Trump creating a significant polling gap between those who attack him and those who compliment him, resulting in chilled aggression from his opponents. Trump, says Adams, uses "anchors," which are big, visual thoughts that drown out any other argument. Think, for example, of the billionaire's florid descriptions of a Mexican border wall. Adams also describes Trump's use of "linguistic Judo," vagueness, and a carefully developed persona to defend himself against attack and promote the image he desires. "You see apple pie and flags and eagles coming out of his ass when he talks," says Adams. About 8 minutes. Produced by Justin Monticello. Shot by Alex Manning and Zach Weissmueller. Music by Arnaud Condé, Doug Maxwell, and Kevin MacLeod. Go to https://reason.com/reasontv/2015/10/06/donald-trump-is-a-master-wizard for downloadable versions and subscribe to ReasonTV's YouTube Channel to receive notifications when new material goes live. For a longer, wide-ranging discussion in which Adams talks about the power of free markets, "failing toward success," and what to expect in Dilbert, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwWJ6rMOtQw.
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Remy: Violent Video Games
 
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In prison for life, Remy looks back on his violent past and contemplates where it all went wrong who's to blame. Written and Performed by Remy Shot and Edited by Austin Bragg and Meredith Bragg Mastering by Ben Karlstrom Music tracks by Grind Time Production Squad Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- LYRICS: In the clink In the slammer Yeah I'm doing hard time For a crime that I committed Back in 2009 See violent games lead to crimes Wish I knew from the start Before I ever got involved In playing Mario Kart I was hugging the turns Heaving items for thrills Ain't seen a toad so damaged by shell Since that last oil spill But something happens to your brain Doing virtual wrongs Woke up the next morning And it wasn't too long before I was Dropping bananas Upon every street Hurling turtles Hurting every single person I see Then I was road-raging at plumbers Nobody could stop me I'd run princesses off the road so much I joined the paparazzi Now I'm in prison doing 20 to life How could such a game be legal man The danger is rife Well my fate is sealed Won't be doing right Because I'm playing violent video games tonight And the things I do I then do in life It's a tragedy I'm gonna be in jail for life Reminds me of another time My life went astray Playing a World War 2 game Back in 2008 I was only playing a minute Then I felt an unease Next thing I did right after playing I interred the Japanese Years later I would pay the judges To win every race It's just what happens when you play Too many games by EA Now I'm doing life With no chance of parole Why didn't anybody ban these games How was I to know CHORUS Expert here And forgive me for stalling But violent video games The stats are appalling Just look at this graph And as you can tell As gameplay's increased Youth crime has as well Uh - It's gone down Well who needs a chart? I took 400 grand in loans So you know that I'm smart Like a guy leaving the mohel You're missing the point Freedom's when you only get to play The games we anoint
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Remy's TSA Contest Entry
 
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Remy enters the Transportation Security Administration's contest seeking helpful hints to improve airport security lines. Let's hope he wins. Approximately 1:45 minutes. Written and performed by Remy. Video and graphics by Meredith Bragg. Music tracks by Ben Karlstrom. For links, downloadable versions, and more, go to http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/08/08/remys-tsa-contest-entry Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material goes live and follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/GoRemy LYRICS: Well, video contests they ain't really my kind of hobby, uh, but 15 grand? You're cutting checks like your name was Slovakia but if you're asking for some tips I've got a couple rules to make the lines even shorter than the ones to get in this school Just because it zips up don't make them take their vest off If they just had a mastectomy don't make them take their breast off if you're looking for another tip to save a couple minutes if they're shrieking for their momma while you grope them they're not terrorists Assaulting children's never good and it's safe to assume The only time it's okay is if your name's Orlando Bloom And if you're looking for even more time I swear you'll have enough if when people go through TSA you don't steal any of their stuff You'd save time if the guy up at the ID checking place Knows the District of Columbia's in the United States and if you can bring apples on board or a crate of Macintosh you could save some time by not arresting ladies who bring applesauce Making old folks take their pants off? How is that embarrassing? Well the answer to both questions just happens to be "Depends" If someone fought in Korea facing bullets, death, and strife maybe that should be the most traumatic thing they go through in their life Now at this point I realize that offering this dollop of advice will likely lead to you checking me for polyps But if you think it's no use and my entry's gone awry Like a rape victim that gets pat down all I can do is cry
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Remy: Imagine (There's No YouTube)
 
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As protests against "The Innocence of Muslims" video span the globe - and U.S. officials pressure YouTube's owner Google to restrict free expression - Remy imagines a world where politicians cave to angry mobs and dictate what we can see on YouTube. Written and performed by Remy. Edited by Meredith Bragg. About 2:30 minutes. For links to the specific videos mentioned in the song, visit: http://reason.com/reasontv/2012/09/25/remy-imagine-theres-no-youtube Visit http://www.reason.com/reasontv for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube Channel to receive notifications when new material goes live. For more Remy & Reason TV vids go to http://www.youtube.com/user/ReasonTV#grid/user/02D02B9A144182DB For even more Remy, go to http://youtube.com/goremy Lyrics: Imagine there's no rainbows piano playing cat no selling Winnebagos because some mob got mad Imagine other people dictating what we see on YouTube Imagine no intruders no making people scared No Hasselhoff and burgers would Honey Badger care? Imagine other people dictating what we see on YouTube You may say I'm a dreamer the situation's too hostile I hope someday they'll join us and we all can Gangnam Style
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How to Stop Patent Trolls
 
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Patent trolls are on the run. Let's finish them off. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- It's been a bad year for patent trolls, from a Supreme Court decision squelching their ability to funnel lawsuits to East Texas, to this week's ruling that Personal Audio LLC can't claim it owns a patent on the entirety of podcasting. In the latest Mostly Weekly, Reason's Andrew Heaton explores what patent trolls are, the damage they do, and the next step in driving them out of courtrooms and back into dank caves. Trolls camp out on piles of weak and frivolous patents, hoping to one day sue inventors and businesses. Many of the patents they register or buy are vague, representing novel ideas only insofar as trolls are innovative at finding things they didn't invent to claim legal ownership of. It doesn't matter that these patents wouldn't hold up in court, because a business is more likely to pay off a troll than to hire an expensive attorney to fight them. Trolls suck more than twenty billion dollars out of the economy each year. The parasitical nature of "non-practicing entities" (the PC term for trolls) has raised questions about whether the modern patent system helps or hinders innovation, and if the best solution is for comprehensive reform or just to burn the whole thing down. Heaton has an idea to hinder patent trolls. It may not be a silver bullet, but it will definitely piss them off. Mostly Weekly is hosted by Andrew Heaton with headwriter Sarah Rose Siskind. Script by Andrew Heaton with writing assistant from Sarah Siskind Edited by Austin Bragg and Sarah Rose Siskind. Produced by Meredith and Austin Bragg. Theme Song: Frozen by Surfer Blood.
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Stossel: The Southern Poverty Law Center Scam
 
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There are dangerous hate groups in America. So a group called the Southern Poverty Law Center promises to warn us about them. They release an annual list of hate groups in America. The media cover it, but John Stossel says they shouldn't. It's a scam. ---------------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- The Southern Poverty Law Center lists Ayaan Hirsi Ali — who grew up Muslim in Somalia and suffered female genital mutilation — as an "anti-Muslim extremist." Just because she now speaks out against radical Islam. They also list the conservative Family Research Council as a "hate group." That listing led a man to go to the Council's office to try to gun down their workers. The shooter later told law enforcement that he picked the group because he saw they were on the Southern Poverty Law Center's hate map and he wanted to fight bigots. Stossel disagrees with the Family Research Council on many issues. But he says they don't deserve to be called haters. The group's Executive Vice President, Jerry Boykin, tells him: "I don't hate gay people, and I know gay people, and I have worked with gay people." Another group that the Southern Poverty Law Center smears is the Ruth Institute. The group argues that gays shouldn't have the same rights to adopt. But does that make them haters? No, says founder Jennifer Morse: "I have no problem with gay people. That's not the issue." Other reporters, such as Megyn McArdle at Bloomberg, have also pointed out that the group is an odd fit for a "hate" list. There are many non-hateful groups on the Southern Poverty Law Center's hate list. But Antifa, which clearly is a hate group, is not on the list. The Southern Poverty Law Center wouldn't talk to Stossel about their listings. Stossel says screaming "hate!" brings in money. Morris Dees, the Center's founder, pays himself nearly half a million dollars a year. Although Dees once promised that when the Center's endowment reached $50 million, he'd stop fundraising, he didn't stop. Now the Center has $320 million dollars stashed away -- much of it in the Cayman Islands. It's all in their tax returns. Stossel notes that they still con people into giving them even more money. Apple gave them $1 million last year. He says the Southern Poverty Law Center has become a hate group itself. It is now a left-wing, money grabbing, slander machine. Produced by Maxim Lott. Edited by Joshua Swain.
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Making a Murderer's Jerry Buting on New Evidence, Reddit Theories, & What the Documentary Left Out
 
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A celebration erupted in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin on September 11, 2003, as Steven Avery walked out of the prison where he had been locked up for 18 years. Wrongfully convicted of a heinous sexual assault, Avery was ultimately exonerated by DNA testing nearly two decades after his conviction. Avery sued police and prosecutors for misconduct to the tune of $36 million and was likely to win an enormous judgement. And then 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach disappeared after visiting Avery's property. Along with his nephew Brendan Dassey, Avery was ultimately convicted of mudering Halbach. This saga was the subject of last year's hit Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, which presented evidence of police misconduct and crime scene tampering, thus casting doubt on the verdicts. The film became a national sensation, and it has been lighting up the internet ever since, including speculation about other possible suspects. Avery's defense attorneys, Jerry Buting and Dean Strang, won over viewers with their principled and hard-fought defense. They are currently touring internationally, hoping to further the discussion started by the documentary. Reason TV's Justin Monticello sat down with Jerry Buting to talk about the Avery and Dassey cases, updates since the documentary series aired, and what the cases reveal about the criminal justice system. INTERVIEW CONTENTS 1:40 - Is Steven Avery innocent? 2:38 - Why no other suspects were presented at trial. 4:15 - Reddit theories on Teresa Halbach's true murderer. 4:44 - Brendan Dassey's trial and false confessions. 7:52 - The role of social media, graphic publicity, and judges in creating biased jurors. 9:39 - Steven Avery's appeals lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, makes bold claims of new evidence. 10:24 - Suspicious activity on Teresa Halbach's voicemail after her death was never investigated. 12:23 - Halbach's bones provide exculpatory evidence that wasn't fully covered in the documentary. 14:43 - Does it matter to defense attorneys if their clients are innocent or not? 15:50 - The perils of ending up like Brendan Dassey's original attorney, Len Kachinsky. 16:18 - What he was thinking when the verdict was read. 17:20 - Carrying the water for honest criminal defense attorneys. 18:12 - Becoming a sex symbol, and what it's like for the family of "sexy Jerry Buting." 18:56 - The top three ways to improve the justice system on the ground. 20:48 - Criminal justice reform in politics and as a grassroots movement. About 22 minutes. Produced by Justin Monticello. Shot by Alex Manning and Zach Weissmueller. Additional footage from Making a Murderer (Netflix, 2015). Subscribe to Reason TV for daily content like this: http://bit.ly/1Ocr2AL Visit https://reason.com/reasontv/2016/06/10/making-murderer-avery-buting-evidence for downloadable versions and more.
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Stossel: Little Pink House
 
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Susette Kelo bought a run-down home. She fixed it up and painted it pink. Then the government came and took it. ---------------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- "Eminent Domain" has long allowed politicians to grab your property to build roads, railroad tracks, a border wall--anything they claim is for "public use." But they wanted Kelo's house so they could give the property to a private developer. Is that right? A new movie called "Little Pink House" tells the story of how Susette fought for her home, all the way to the Supreme Court. Eventually she lost her case, and her home. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor explained the problem in her dissent, writing, "nothing is to prevent the State from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall, or any farm with a factory." The decision alarmed people across America. Some states passed laws limiting their politicians right to grab your property. Several years after the Supreme Court's decision, John Stossel went with Susette to look at the place where her home used to stand, where politicians had said "the tax-paying development" would be. There was nothing there, just unused land. Even today, 13 years later, there's still no development. The politicians were wrong. Susette and others lost their homes anyway. John Stossel says this new movie, "The Little Pink House," which comes out at the end of the month, is a good reminder of just how powerful, and wrong, politicians often are. The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel, his independent production company, Stossel Productions, and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.
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Stossel: The College Scam
 
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Government pushing college harms America. --------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. --------- A new book makes the case against education. Who would argue against education? Economics professor Bryan Caplan. He tells John Stossel that "what we need to do is to go back to a world where college is not so accessible." That's because most people don't learn much in college. Studies find that a third of people haven't learned anything detectable after four years in college. Yet government pours about $80 billion a year into college subsidies. "Taxpayers ought to know that they're getting ripped off," Caplan tells Stossel. He says taxpayer money mostly helps more people signal their ability to conform to college expectations. When people get fancier degrees, says Caplan, "their income generally goes up...but the reason...is not really that college is pouring tons of job skills into you. The reason is that it's impressive." Lots of signaling, he points out, is bad for society. "Imagine that you were at a concert, everyone's sitting down and you want to see better," Caplan says. "What can you do? Well, you can stand up, and of course then you'll see better. Now, it does not follow though that if everyone stands up, everyone sees better." As more people get degrees, more employers demand that "signal." Employers now require degrees for "jobs where it used to be crazy to think they would need a college degree," like being a high-end waiter, says Caplan. Stossel pushes back: Surely college is also about learning. Caplan responds that if students wanted to learn they can just walk on to a campus and attend class. Caplan says professors are happy to let the student attend. But few students do that. "In people's bones they realize that what really counts is that diploma," Caplan argues. Caplan does think college is great for a few people like him—tenured professors. He can never be fired, gets paid well, and only has to teach classes for five hours a week. "That's a scam," Stossel responds, "we're paying so much money for people like you to teach five hours." "Yeah. Well, I'm a whistleblower," Caplan quips. Caplan says we should stop subsidizing the scam: "The wisest solution...would be if government just got out." Stossel agrees: Separate school and state. The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel; his independent production company, Stossel Productions; and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.
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Remy: Hallelujah (SNL Parody)
 
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Remy finds a silver lining in a Trump presidency. Written and Performed by Remy Music tracks by Ben Karlstrom Produced and Edited by Austin Bragg Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. -------- Lyrics: I heard the news and i was sad A crazy man who’ll power grab He'll probably bomb countries unapproved, yeah The debt will double - Won't abate He'll build up the surveillance state I guess it won't be all that different, ooh yeah Hallelujah Hallelujah He might be so awful, So unhinged Defense Secretaries leave and then Imply his White House knows not what to do yeah He'll wage a war on whistle-blows there may be unexpected gropes He’d be that nightmare They call “deja vu” yeah Hallelujah Hellelujah He might take the data from our phones Have citizens killed by flying drones Mock the disabled oh no we'll be through yeah So if you're mad and on the streets Concerned about this overreach Well where’ve you been It isn’t all that new, yeah But Hallelujah Hallelujah
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