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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: 1002724 ReasonTV
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: 700514 ReasonTV
Tap It: The NSA Slow Jam (featuring @goremy)
 
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Government surveillance never sounded so smooth. Share on Facebook: http://youtu.be/SegAoSpHJck Song written and performed by Remy. Video produced by Meredith Bragg. About 2:45 minutes. To read Reason's coverage on the NSA, visit http://reason.com/tags/nsa Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube page to get automatic notifications when new materials go live. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/reason Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and on You Tube at http://youtube.com/goremy. For all of Remy and Reason's collaborations, go to .http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=... For links and downloadable versions go to http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/06/14... LYRICS You see me rolling around in a black Mercedes cruising around town and it's packed with ladies Gotta keep it going yeah I'm roaming the map No I never stop until I find something to tap Awww yeah... [CHORUS] Nokia, iPhone, Galaxy 3 Facebook and your search history Gmail, voicemail, I'm gonna grab it if it's got an on/off switch, baby, I'll tap it I'm making a list, checking it twice it doesn't matter the message or even kind of device Every pic your daughter sends? We've got it ingrained Why do you think Anthony Weiner wants back in the game? Surveilling reporters, don't ever forget it I got so many AP docs you'd think I'm getting college credit Yeah we're saving your searches, that's just a reality "Yes We Can" ain't just a slogan it's our view on legality [CHORUS] I'll tell you this, sir, I greatly abhor your violating the Constitution upon which you swore and a full investigation is needed and more You ever Google Justin Bieber pics? I yield back the floor... Look, this is not a big deal? Why are you having a cow? Look at all these innocent people we can focus on now? Who cares about civil "rights?" I mean, do we all really need em? So you'll oppose the individual mandate? Why do you hate freedom? Look, with front-facing cameras our intel has grown Look at the video we've collected from this year alone This is outrageous, we should be able to use the bathroom freely! Look just the other, wait, hello? Hi. How'd you get this number? Really? Nothing is private anyway, we're posting on walls So what's the big deal if the government is saving your calls? We share our info with companies, this debate should be chilled Everybody come quick! A straw man has been killed! So the next time you're up late and you're surfing your phone Let me reassure you, girl, that you're not alone But if you don't think the surveillance state is really ideal Text yourself about it, let us know how you feel. [CHORUS]
Views: 376732 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: 366116 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: 448372 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: 625115 ReasonTV
What Should Have Happened at the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings
 
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Democrats and Republicans are once again in the midst of a deep partisan battle, this time about whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is the most qualified Supreme Court nominee in history or a crypto-racist hiding his shadowy résumé. Days of speeches, protests, and calculated outrage have not changed the expected outcome, and Judge Kavanaugh will almost certainly become the next Supreme Court justice. ----- 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. ----- In the latest Reason video, we explore what we would have liked to see during the Kavanaugh hearings. Starring Austin Bragg and Andrew Heaton. Written by Meredith Bragg, Austin Bragg, and Andrew Heaton. Edited by Austin Bragg.
Views: 209179 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: 172659 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: 316348 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
Views: 219378 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: 263902 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: 117407 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: 157844 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: 717902 ReasonTV
Remy: Students United (Tuition Protest Song)
 
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Collegians everywhere are asking tough questions: Why is our tuition so high? Where are our jobs? Can't you see your words hurt me, you dumb piece of sh*t? Approximately 2 minutes. Written and performed by Remy. Video and graphics by Austin Bragg. Music tracks by Ben Karlstrom. Go to https://reason.com/reasontv/2015/12/22/remy-students-united for downloadable versions and subscribe to ReasonTV's YouTube Channel to receive notifications when new material goes live. LYRICS: We're the students united and nothing can tamp us! we're taking our message to all parts of campus! The administration's who we're trying to find we want to know why our tuition's so high! So we check the yoga studio–they're not there The coffee shop, ice cream machine, everywhere the sauna, the climbing wall, pool, the high dive we want to know why our tuition's so high! We're the students united, we won't be divided we'll get what we want oh and don't try to fight it Our SAT / ACT scores are sublime but there still are some answers we struggle to find We're protesting privilege, we're marching the streets with the golf and the dance and equestrian teams We need a safe space from the intolerant can't you see your words hurt me you dumb piece of shit? We're the students united, we won't be divided we'll get what we want oh and don't try to fight it Our SAT / ACT scores are sublime but there still are some answers we struggle to find We're chanting with vigor, we're chanting with rage We won't accept less than a good living wage at a job interview we told them how we felt but the last thing we heard they went with someone else We're the students united, we won't be divided we'll get what we want oh and don't try to fight it Our SAT / ACT scores are sublime but there still are some answers we struggle to find yes there still are some answers we struggle to find
Views: 191924 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: 537675 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: 194645 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
Views: 94766 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: 168173 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.
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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
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Outraged Fullerton citizens react to Kelly Thomas beating tape
 
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The May 15 city council meeting in Fullerton, California was packed with outraged citizens ready to voice reactions to newly released security camera footage showing police brutally beating Kelly Thomas to death at a bus depot. Thomas was a 37-year-old schizophrenic drifter who died after a July, 2011 altercation with six police officers in which he was tasered, beat with batons, and hit repeatedly in the face. Cpl. Jay Cicinelli will face charges of involuntary manslaughter and excessive force, while officer Manuel Ramos will face charges of involuntary manslaughter and second-degree murder. At the city council meeting, Ron Thomas, Kelly Thomas's father, called for the arrest and termination of another officer involved with the incident, officer Joe Wolfe, whom he says also murdered his son. It was announced at the meeting that Kelly Thomas's mother would accept a settlement from the City of Fullerton totaling $1 million. Written and produced by Paul Detrick. Approximately 3:13 minutes. Go to http://www.reason.tv for HD, iPod and audio versions of this video and subscribe to Reason.tv's Youtube channel to receive automatic notification when new material goes live. For more Reason coverage of the Kelly Thomas case, go here: https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=site%3Areason.com+%22kelly+thomas%22
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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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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.
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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....
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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.
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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.
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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: 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]
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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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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...
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All I Want for Christmas is U... (Remy's Holiday Ode to a Sound Monetary Policy)
 
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The value of Remy's soon-tob-be Christmas classic can only be determined after adjusting for inflation. Approx. 2:30 Written and performed by Remy. Edited and animated 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: I don't want no eggnog, lactose ain't for me I don't need new pants. Then again...TBD... Don't want any gifts this Christmas it's true all I want for Christmas is... I don't want a Surface tablet, that one's pretty clear I don't want that new book by Martin Bashir There's only one this I want, yes it's true all I want for Christmas is U..... ...nilateral printing of billions of dollars a month to be stopped cuz it's causing my dollar to rampantly inflate, I tell you it's killing us all of this open-ended fiscal stimulus Risk underpricing and rampant inflation resulting in capital misallocation all I want this holiday season is an end to quantitative easing Now Santa I know you get this a lot those children's letters concernedly fraught But I'll tell you what I want and save you some pains I'll take the candy--you can keep the Keynes Presents under the tree, the Fed starting to taper Because only one of them should be covered in short-term paper Don't want nothing else for Christmas it's true all I want for Christmas is U.... ...uniformity in the mandate of the Fed or reform the whole thing or start over instead because I ain't a pro but I really don't think that it's "Buy CDO's with some dough from an Inkjet" The year home run records were obliterated that was the last time we saw Bonds so inflated all I want this holiday season all I want this holiday season all I want this holiday season is an end to quantitative easing.
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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
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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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How The Hell Did GM Pay Back Its Loans "in Full And Ahead of Schedule"? Well, It Didn't.
 
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General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre has bragged in TV commercials and newspaper columns that GM has paid back its bailout "in full and ahead of schedule." As with the Pontiac Aztek, an ugly exterior masks an ever darker problem: Whitacre is being fanciful to the point of deceit. GM received $50 billion in TARP funds (never mind that TARP was only supposed to cover financial institutions). About $7 billion of that came in the form of a straight-up, low-interest loan. And about $13 billion came in the form of an escrow account. So how has GM, which lost $38 billion in 2007 even as it sold 9.4 million cars, paid back its debt? It took money from the escrow account to pay back the $6.7 billion loan. Do you remember when you were a kid and your parents gave you $20 to buy them a Christmas present? You bought them something worth $3 and pocketed the rest? That's what GM has just done. Oh, and do you remember when you hit your parents up for college? GM has applied for a $10 billion, low-interest loan from the government to modernize its plants so its cars will meet new federal mileage standards. If you think all this constitutes paying back their debt in full and ahead of schedule, you might want to check out the new line of GM cars. And hope that the company's safety engineers are better at math than their CEO.
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Stossel: How Government Caused 'The Boy Crisis’
 
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Author Warren Farrell says welfare programs encouraged fatherless households. --------- 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. --------- Warren Farrell, author of The Boy Crisis, was once associated with the feminist movement. Then he changed his views. "I don't agree with the part of feminism that says, 'Men are the oppressors and women are the oppressed,'" Farrell tells Maxim Lott, a senior producer of Stossel on Reason. For example, men die five years earlier than women, have more dangerous jobs, and are often passed over for custody. Boys are two times more likely than girls to commit suicide. Boys are 29 percent less likely to get a college degree than girls. So why do men earn more and have more influence in government and business? A big reason, Farrell argues, is that men are filling social expectations to become the family breadwinner. "Our dads and our grandpas, they made sacrifices...to make more money, and then the feminist movement turned all of that sacrifice on the part of men against men," Farrell says. Both sexes struggle, but Farrell thinks the feminist movement's single-sided focus on women's inequalities has led to an atmosphere that harms boys. A dramatic increase in fatherless households—which Farrell believes is largely responsible for boys' problems—goes ignored. Study after study finds that having both a mother and father is best, at least for straight families. (Gay families may do just as well; Farrell notes that the overall evidence is inconclusive.) "Even when we control for the amount of money a father and mother earn, children with dads still do much better," Farrell notes. The rate of fatherless households has increased partly because of welfare programs that "tear the family apart by giving the money to mothers when fathers are absent," Farrell argues, "and not giving money to mothers when fathers are present." Why would fatherless households hurt boys more than girls? "Boys tend to not have as many skills at developing friendships, at developing emotional connections," Farrell says. "So when the family connection breaks apart, it affects them more profoundly than it does their sisters." Farrell says fathers are critical for several non-intuitive reasons. One is roughhousing, which teaches kids boundaries. Fathers roughhouse more than mothers, and when they do, "the father is creating a bond with the child, so the children don't mind discipline....The discipline is the price they pay for more fun with dad." Many people think that mothers tend to be better parents because women are, on average, more empathetic and pay more attention to a child's needs. But Farrell says this by itself is not enough, because "an empathetic parent does not create an empathetic child. An empathetic parent is someone who's always thinking of the children's needs, which teaches the children to always have his or her needs thought of." Requiring a child to think of others' needs is what actually build empathy, Farrell says. Finally, Farrell says that mothers are more likely to express their love for a child by doing things like homework for the kid. They're more likely to engage in "helicopter parenting," which leads to overly dependent kids. What's the solution to "the Boy Crisis"? Farrell says that society should offer more respect to men who focus on fathering rather than career success. He wishes there were more men in classrooms, and that schools would bring back things like recess. 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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Axanar: The $1 Million Star Trek Fan Film CBS Wants to Stop
 
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Star Trek fan films have existed for almost as long as Star Trek has. But what happens when they are actually pretty good? ---- See the full text at Reason.com: https://reason.com/reasontv/2016/07/19/axanar-the-1-million-star-trek-fan-film MORE VIDEOS LIKE THIS: HOW SOUTH PARK SAVED FAIR USE: https://youtu.be/S-JSn5rYmGk?list=PLBuns9Evn1w-dnmhQA1dky5s76yrhN5k0 TOO MUCH COPYRIGHT: https://youtu.be/rFMl0stqai0?list=PLBuns9Evn1w-dnmhQA1dky5s76yrhN5k0
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Stossel: Leaving the Left
 
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Dave Rubin tells John Stossel how he walked away from the left. --------- 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. --------- Dave Rubin is a popular YouTube host who was once on the left. He worked for The Young Turks TV show. But Rubin tells John Stossel how he gradually changed his mind and became a classical liberal. For that, Rubin lost friends and gets protested at college campuses. While many leftists are so angry at Rubin that they will no longer talk to him, conservatives are eager to talk. Rubin says that surprised him because, "I'm pro-choice. Most of them are pro-life. I'm against the death penalty, most of them are for the death penalty." Stossel had a similar experience. "When I went from left to libertarian, the right was willing to argue," he tells Rubin. Why would that be? Rubin speculates that it comes down to treating people as individuals rather than groups. "If you believe in the individual, then you fundamentally understand that individuals are different. So you are willing to sit down with someone different than you," he says. Rubin gets flak for talking with right-wing provocateurs like Milo Yiannopoulos, and for criticizing leftists. When Rubin, who is gay, tried to give a speech at the University of New Hampshire, a gender studies professor screamed, "we don't want you in the LGBT community, so get the f*** out." Another woman at the speech said Rubin is insensitive to victims. But when Rubin asked how she had been oppressed, she responded, "I have no reason to tell you about my oppression because that's just like mental energy, unless I'm going to be paid." Rubin calls the atmosphere on many campuses an "Oppression Olympics," where students and faculty compete to be the biggest victim. As a result, ideas that offend "victims" are often off limits for discussion. But Rubin says he will not bow to political correctness. He'll keep discussing uncomfortable ideas: "I would rather live and stand for whatever I believe in than just bow forever." 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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Lab-Grown Meat Is Coming to Your Supermarket. Ranchers Are Fighting Back.
 
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The U.S. Cattlemen's Association petitioned the USDA to declare that "meat" and "beef" exclude products not "slaughtered in the traditional manner." --- 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 by Alex Manning. "Scuba" by Metre is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Metre/Circuit_1731/Scuba_1957 Artist: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Metre/ "Space Probe" by Metre is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Metre/Circuit_1731/Space_Probe Artist: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Metre/ "Deluge" by Cellophane Sam is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/) Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Cellophane_Sam/Sea_Change/01_Deluge Artist: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Cellophane_Sam/ "Deluge" by Cellophane Sam is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/) Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Cellophane_Sam/Sea_Change/01_Deluge Artist: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Cellophane_Sam/ Photo Credits: Sasha Gusov / Axiom Photographic/Newscom
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Remy: I Love L.A. (Parody)
 
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Remy updates the iconic Randy Newman anthem for 2018. Parody written and performed by Remy Camera and editing by Austin Bragg Music tracks, background vocals, and mastering by Ben Karlstrom 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. ---- LYRICS Nice fall day In L​.​A​.​ County Sitting watching all the leaves change Temperature dipping into the low 70's I dress accordingly Roll down the window Put down the top You know what Maybe roll it up on second thought That guy was higher Than the pension of a state employee Can't use straws here No fois gras here You can't park here Lots of laws here Every toilet Barely flushing But the sun is shining all the time Looks like another bill to pay I love L​.​A​.​ We Love it "Definitely recommend this crystal here. Oh and this one is our number one seller." "What's that for? Anxiety?" "No. Typhus." "Ah" Public school graduates Can barely read And when they try to park Well this is what they see Sweet regulations Ain't nothing like em nowhere Beachside We love it Mountainside We love it Riverside We…eh…. Fixed streets We love em We love L​.​A​.​ "Unfortunately I'll have to fail your restaurant. I found a rat in the kitchen." "That wasn't a rat that was my, uh, emotional support rodent." "Well why didn't you say so!" "​And this right here is a great hemorrhoidal crystal. Uranus is in retrograde​." I love L​.​A​.​ ​We love it
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GOP Debate: The Rap
 
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Remy tries to out-Republican the candidates in last night's Fox News debate. Approximately 1:30 minutes. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material go live. Written and performed by Remy. Music mastered by Ben Karlstrom. Video by Meredith Bragg. Scroll below for lyrics and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2015/08/07/gop-debate-the-rap for downloadable versions and more. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and Reason at @reason. LYRICS: If you were lyin' any more a dentist would shoot you that's not what you said before I seen it on YouTube "Life Begins At Conception?" You sure do flip-flop a lot Check out his bumper sticker I took this in the parking lot See I'm building a wall I've prayed in a steeple My daddy was poor I've hugged lots of sad people Paid off my student debts I swear I ain't faking My Jesus tattoo's got a tattoo of Reagan Vlad Putin's a danger it ain't just his vanity We need to push him back a little like they did with Sean Hannity He's being aggressive just like I've been telling it Putin ain't been this dangerous since Bill Cosby was selling it China hacking our servers? the solution ain't tough we just fill all of our servers are some pictures butts You think he's tough on China? well that's a weak vetting I'll be so tough on China you'll think you're at a Greek wedding cuz the defit's high the debt is the same we're spending money like an Arab at Armani Exchange yeah just look at this graph because it ain't getting better, yo wait, these are the ratings for the new Caitlin Jenner show See I'm a Christian man you know how it is when God opens a window he closes a bridge and what do I do for fun? Golf despite my back hurting Go to Bernie Sanders rallies and try to find a black person It's like I'm Jared from Subway sometimes I--oh.
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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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Stossel Confronts Politicians About Corruption Allegations
 
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Developer claims politicians blocked their project to favor a crony who helps the politicians. --------- 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. --------- An apartment developer paid millions for prime real estate in Edgewater, New Jersey, with a beautiful view of Manhattan. Nearly 2,000 apartments would be built. The developer also offered to build public parks, parking, a ferry terminal, and a pier, all at no cost to taxpayers. But Edgewater's mayor, Michael McPartland, and city council said: No, you may not build! That's not that unusual. Local officials often keep new developments out. But in this case, they also voted to seize the developer's land using eminent domain. John Stossel asks: Why would they do that? The developer says he knows. He filed a lawsuit alleging a "corrupt relationship" between politicians in Edgewater and an established developer, Fred Daibes. The lawsuit claims Daibes was upset because he wanted the property himself. "Daibes even directly threatened Plaintiff's representatives that they 'should have come to me in the beginning,'" the lawsuit states. "'I own and built this town. Now it will be condemned; I am your neighbor on all sides.'" The lawsuit then lays out alleged corruption: The mayor lives in a Fred Daibes' apartment building, where he gets a subsidized rent (an accustation the mayor denies). Four city council members also received loans from a Daibes-controlled bank. The lawyer for the plaintiff tells John Stossel that many have "ongoing relationships with [Daibes]. Jobs...undervalued rentals...loans for their business purposes through a bank that Mr. Daibes started and has the controlling interest in." But the mayor and city council say they have a legitimate reason for blocking the development. It "would kill the infrastructure. It's just too much," McPartland told The New York Times. But then why did they approve an even bigger development for Fred Daibes? It's twice as tall as the project the city council blocked. That sounds like possible corruption to Stossel. Neither Daibes, the mayor, nor anyone on the city council agreed to be interviewed for this story. So Stossel went to a town council meeting to see if the politicians would answer questions. "Are you on the take?" Stossel asks. He then lays out some of the allegations. But the council members and mayor don't respond to the issues. Their lawyer criticized Stossel's "objectionable tone" and advised the mayor not to comment. "You've had your time. You may sit down," the mayor eventually tells Stossel. That was that. Developers can't tell other developers "you can't build here" unless they have cronies in government, Stossel points out. That's not capitalism, that's crony capitalism. Or corruption. That harms people who now won't be able to live in apartments near Manhattan. It harms the developer who loses a multi-million dollar investment. It harms citizens of Edgewater who lose out on free parks and other amenities. 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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Watch Democrats Try to Convince a Libertarian to Vote for Hillary
 
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With the growing dissatisfaction of the two-party system, more and more Americans are ditching their party identification and turning independent. A 2015 Gallup Governance survey found that 27 percent of the electorate can be characterized as libertarian—outnumbering conservatives (26 percent) and liberals (23 percent). This makes them a highly coveted voting bloc, and one that Hillary Clinton needs to win over in order to prevent a Donald Trump presidency. Reason editor-in-chief Nick Gillespie found delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA to see if they could convince him why libertarians should vote for Clinton in November or if they're better off with a third option. Approximately 3 minutes. Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Camera and graphics by Joshua Swain. Interviews by Nick Gillespie. Visit http://reason.com/reasontv for downloadable versions. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel for daily content like this.
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Great Moments in Unintended Consequences
 
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Reason.tv presents Great Moments in Unintended Consequences! All actions have unanticipated side effects, but government acting through regulation or legislation is particularly adept at creating disastrous unintended consequences. Great Moments in Unintended Consequences takes a look at three instances of epic government facepalm: Osborne Reef, Corn Ethanol Subsidies, and a particular clause in ObamaCare that is already doing more harm than good. Approximately 3 minutes. Produced by Austin Bragg. Visit Reason.tv for HD, iPod and audio versions of this video and subscribe to Reason.tv's Youtube channel to receive automatic notification when new material goes live.
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Do You Have a Right To Repair Your Phone? The Fight Between Big Tech and Consumers
 
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Eric Lundgren got 15 months in prison for selling pirated Microsoft software that the tech giant gives away for free. His case cuts to the heart of a major battle going on in the tech industry today: Companies are trying to preserve aspects of U.S. copyright law that give them enormous power over the products we own. 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. ———————— For full article and downloadable versions click https://reason.com/reasontv/2018/06/18/lundgren-ifixit-wiens-right-repair. Produced by Paul Detrick and Alexis Garcia. Narration by Garcia. Cameras by Detrick, Garcia, and Jim Epstein. "Air Hockey Saloon" by Chris Zabrinske is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/vendaface/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/ "Heavy Action" by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music Artist: http://audionautix.com/ "Neptunea" by Scanglobe is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/). Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scanglobe/Instrumental_1564/Neptunea Artist: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scanglobe/
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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 Fight Against Food Trucks
 
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Protectionism at play? Politicians say food trucks are "unfair competition" for restaurants. ------------------------------------------------ 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 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. ------------------------------------------------ Food trucks are a vital part of many vibrant neighborhoods. For some entrepreneurs, they're a great way to enter the food industry. Laura Pekarik is one of these entrepreneurs. She sells cupcakes from a food truck in Chicago. Laura says the food truck industry "gives individuals like me an entrance into a market opportunity for the small business owner that otherwise wouldn't have been there. I was able to rent a kitchen space instead of renting a whole brick and mortar and managing a team of people. Everything kind of was under my control to kind of get my feet wet in the business." But since starting her business, the increased regulations have made it too hard for her to take her truck in to the city. Often she is not even allowed to park. When she does find parking, she can only stay 2 hours. "Every moment that we're driving around and not parked in the location with our window open meant that we couldn't sell," she says. Baltimore Pizza Truck operator Joey Vanoni tells John Stossel about his similar experiences. He is not allowed to park his truck within 300 feet of any brick and mortar restaurant that sells pizza. Joey says that means "there's almost nowhere left for me to operate." Why do politicians limit where food trucks may park? Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney says he wants to protect existing restaurants. "It is such a small margin business and it employs so many people," Tunney explains. "That's what we need to protect." Stossel says, he's a bottlenecker. Produced by Naomi Brockwell. Edited by Joshua Swain.
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The TSA's 12 Signs You Might Be a Terrorist
 
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Traveling this summer? Avoid these officially terrorist-y behaviors—or you might get detained. For a friendly guide to actual suspicious signs the TSA looks for, watch the video above. Go to http://reason.com/reasontv/2015/07/03/tsas-12-signs-you-might-be-a-terrorist for downloadable versions and subscribe to ReasonTV's YouTube Channel to receive notifications when new material goes live.
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