Tag Archive: Reason TV


Daily Video 6.25.15

The Disposable Life Of A 20 Year-Old Confidential Informant

 

 

 

Published on Jun 15, 2015

” On June 27, 2014, the body of 20-year-old Andrew Sadek, a promising electrical student at the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) in Wahpeton, North Dakota, was pulled from the Red River bordering North Dakota and Minnesota.

  Missing for two months, the young man was found shot in the head, wearing a backpack filled with rocks.

  The grisly death of a college student in one of the safest towns in the state, where violent crime is extremely rare, did not lead to a sweeping investigation. In fact, police immediately said they did not suspect foul play.

  Such a supposition strains credulity as it is, but what would be slowly revealed over the following months is that Andrew had been working as a confidential informant for the police, and that his school knew that authorities were busting its students and using them as bait to catch drug dealers.

  This is a story of overzealous prosecution of minor drug offenses by a task force answerable only to itself, callous official indifference toward a grieving family, and a lack of transparency by authorities that raises more questions than it answers.

  Paramount among these questions: Why are police using non-violent, first-time offenders in the very dangerous role of confidential informant? “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Video 5.9.15

Cato’s David Boaz Talks Politics, History, And His Path To Libertarianism

 

 

 

 

Published on Feb 9, 2015

” “I think the general idea of ‘it’s your life you get to run it the way you want to’ is an appealing aspect of libertarianism,” says David Boaz executive vice president of the Cato Institute. Over the years, Boaz has been on the libertarian forefront fighting for drug decriminalization, educational choice, private property rights, and shrinking the growth of government.

  Boaz recently sat down with Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie to discuss his new book, The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto For Freedom. This is a revised and updated edition of Boaz’s highly acclaimed classic book, Libertarianism: A Primer which brought the historical and philosophical roots of libertarianism to life in a compelling and fascinating read. Boaz has updated the new book with current information on the threat of government surveillance, the 2008 recession, and the welfare state.

  About 1 hour. Go here for a full transcript and more links http://reason.com/blog/2015/02/15/cat…

  Edited by Amanda Winkler. Camera by Joshua Swain and Todd Krainin.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#PeoplesClimateMarch … Hypocrisy & Idiocy Abound

 

 

 

Published on Sep 21, 2014

” Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of New York City today to call for more action to combat global warming, in what organizers are calling the largest climate change march in history. Kmele Foster, co-host of Fox Business’ The Independents, was on the scene for Reason TV talking to the participants.”

 

 

 

   And be sure to watch this PJTV video of Michelle Fields interviewing RFK Jr where-in it becomes apparent that all the evils of the world are laid at the feet of the Koch brothers … LOL …

 

 

 

 

   The Kennedy’s are morons and we should be eternally grateful that their political dynasty has come to an end . Let’s make sure that we do not allow another to begin with the either Clintons or the Bushes … No Hillary , No Jeb 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Video 4.12.14

How To Deal With Unwanted Cops

 

 

 

 

Published on Apr 11, 2014

” Increasingly, police officers are simply becoming agents of the state, unconcerned with individual liberty. Know your rights, don’t be bullied! The liberty you protect may be your own. From Reason.tv, FlexYourRights.org and CopBlock.org http://www.LibertyPen.com “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Years Of Little Tyrannies In 2 Minutes!

 

 

 

Published on Dec 30, 2013

” After 12 years, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves office on New Year’s Day, 2014.

  His legacy goes far beyond his nanny state war on cigarette smoke, salts and fat, but into his use of the NYPD (which he described as “his personal army”) to spy on citizens and stop-and-frisk young men of color en masse, as well as his abuse of eminent domain to seize private property and hand it over to his fellow billionaire developers for massive vanity projects.

  Reason TV takes a brief year-by-year look back at Mayor Bloomberg’s most outrageous assaults on freedom of choice and civil liberties.

  About 2 minutes. “


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Rowe On Taxpayer-Supported College Loans

 

 

 

Published on Dec 14, 2013

” “If we are lending money that ostensibly we don’t have to kids who have no hope of making it back in order to train them for jobs that clearly don’t exist, I might suggest that we’ve gone around the bend a little bit,” says TV personality Mike Rowe, best known as the longtime host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, in this ReasonTV interview excerpt. “I get a little curious about it when it gets to a trillion dollars.”

  You can watch ReasonTV’s full in-depth interview with Mike Rowe here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzKzu8…

  Approximately 1 minute. Hosted by Reason’s Nick Gillespie. Cameras by Meredith Bragg and Joshua Swain. Edited by Bragg. 

  Visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/12/14… for full text, links, and downloadable versions and subscribe to    Reason TV’s YouTube Channel to receive automatic updates when new material goes live.

  Editor’s Note: According to the Department of Labor, college tuition costs have increased over 500 percent in nominal dollars since 1985, not 500 percent the rate of inflation. Read more about the increase here: http://reason.com/archives/2013/09/05… “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Via ReasonTV Comes This Discussion Of Guns And Mental Illness

 

 

Published on Nov 19, 2013

” In the wake of any mass shooting, there’s a predictable and justified burst of public outrage and sorrow followed by a series of “do something now” legislative proposals meant to prevent similar tragedies from ever occurring again.

Depending on the political leanings of the politician or media figure offering the solution, the proposal often rests upon one of these twin assumptions: We must rid the world of the wrong kinds of weapons (i.e., “assault weapons”), or, we must keep guns away from the wrong kinds of people (i.e., “crazy people”). 

“How many more copycats are waiting in the wings for their moment of fame from a national media machine that rewards them with wall-to-wall attention and a sense of identity that they crave, while provoking others to try to make their mark?” asked Wayne LaPierre, official lightning rod of the National Rifle Association, in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary shooting. “A dozen more killers, a hundred more? How can we possibly even guess how many, given our nation’s refusal to create an active national database of the mentally ill?”

Even the nation’s premier gun lobby believes keeping guns away from the mentally ill is a good idea. It’s a sensible-sounding proposal, a logical precaution. But some forensic psychiatrists, whose jobs include the task of identifying potentially violent individuals, say that targeting the mentally ill isn’t as simple as it sounds.

Watch the Reason TV video above, “The Truth About Mental Illness and Guns,” to hear more about flawed gun control policies and for the full story behind the Phillips’ gun confiscation experience. 

Approximately 7:30 minutes. Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Shot by Tracy Oppenheimer, Will Neff, and Weissmueller.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Video 9.21.13

Welfare Pays More than Minimum Wage in 35 States:

Q&A with Cato’s Michael Tanner

 

Published on Sep 19, 2013

” “If you came to me and offered to pay me what I’m making now and tell me that I could stay home I’m certainly going to think about it,” says Michael Tanner, senior fellow at the Cato Institute.

In his most recent study, The Work Versus Welfare Trade-Off: 2013, Tanner reveals how welfare participants can earn more than working a minimum wage job in 35 states. 

“There’s no evidence to show [welfare recipients] are any lazier than the rest of us, but they also aren’t dumber than the rest of us,” Tanner explains. “If you offer them the same incentives that’s what they will do.” 

Tanner sat down with Reason’s Nick Gillespie to discuss his report, the mixed legacy of welfare reform, and his recommendations to fix the system.

About 7 minutes. Cameras by Amanda Winkler and Joshua Swain. Edited by Swain.

Click the buttons below for downloadable versions of this video, and don’t forget to subscribe to Reason TV’s Youtube channel for more content like this.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Video 9.17.13

Are We Rome? Ben Powell Compares The U.S. With The Roman Empire

 

 

Published on Sep 15, 2013

” “If we continue down the misguided path that the government is taking us, then the future does not look good,” says Free Market Institute’s Ben Powell.

Reason’s Nick Gillespie caught up with Powell to discuss the theme of this year’s Freedom Fest, “Are We Rome?” and whether America is following in Rome’s footsteps towards decline.

“Our economic freedom has been plummeting the last ten years,” Powell says, “and this isn’t a product of Obama. It’s Bush [and] Obama consistently. More than half of our decline in economic freedoms happened under Bush. It’s just the rate of decline is happening more under Obama.”

Held each July in Las Vegas, Freedom Fest is attended by around 2,000 limited-government enthusiasts and libertarians. Reason TV spoke with over two dozen speakers and attendees and will be releasing interviews over the coming weeks. Go here for an ever-growing playlist of this year’s interviews.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Video 5.22.13

 

Tea Party Flash Mob!

 

Published on May 21, 2013

” “The beauty of our country is that we can disagree,” says Jenny Beth Martin, who is the co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots. “And you can’t use the IRS to silent citizens.”

Martin was one of about 40 protestors who gathered today outside the Internal Revenue Service’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. to protest the agency for discriminating against tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status. Protestors came with signs bearing slogans such as “Don’t Target Me Bro” and “Suspend IRS Audits.” Similar rallies were held outside IRS offices across the country.

“We need a thorough investigation of who was involved,” says Martin. “And those that were involved need to be held accountable.”

Reason TV correspondent Kennedy was on the scene to see what today’s protest was all about.

About 2.20.

Shot and edited by Jim Epstein, with help from Amanda Winkler.

Go to http:/reason.com/reasontv for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason TV’s YouTube Channel to receive automatic updates when new stories go live.”

Judge Napolitano: How Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson Destroyed Constitutional Freedom

Daily Video 12/19

From ReasonTV

 

 

 ” Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Kaechon #14, one of the world’s harshest labor camps. His parents were political prisoners, declared enemies of the state for having committed minor offenses against the North Korean regime. Shin was routinely subjected to torture and knew nothing of the outside world until his escape at the age of 23.

Today he is on a mission to tell the world his story. And to remind us of the estimated 200,000 other forced laborers currently languishing under the regime of Kim Jong-un. “

 

 

Daily Video 11/14

” President Obama won last night, and this morning the country is waking up and contemplating what that means. ”

HT/Against Crony Capitalism.org

“Atlas Shrugged Part II, the second of three films based on Ayn Rand’s controversial 1957 novel, hits movie screens across the country on Friday, October 12, 2012. (For more information on the film, go here.)”

 

HT/Glenn Reynolds

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