Cenk Uygur and journalist Karisa King discuss how the military has historically handled sexual assault cases: by diagnosing the victim with a ‘personality disorder’ and then discharging them from the service.
As one victim said: “I was officially diagnosed with an ‘adjustment disorder’ that meant that I had failed to adjust to rape conditions.”
Friday funnies: FishbowlDC called us out for letting Michael “The Notebook” Hastings show a little too much chest hair while talking about White House security. If you can take your eyes off his chest (his eyes are up here!), watch him, Mark Thompson, Ana Kasparian, and Jayar Jackson discuss why Eric Holder should resign.
Did you know that Shell just got approval to build a new oil well in the Gulf of Mexico? The Sierra Club’s Lena Moffitt joins guest host Mark Thompson and our TYT power panel to discuss why this is just about the worst idea ever - particularly since Shell utterly bungled their Arctic drilling last year.
Climate change scientist and Stanford professor Ken Caldeira came on The Young Turks yesterday to discuss the atmosphere hitting the critical 400 ppm point. Ana Kasparian asked: OK, so what can we do about it as individuals?
Caldeira says: “It’s good to do these things, like try to drive less and to use compact fluorescent light bulbs … but I really think that the most important thing we can do is let our politicians know how we feel. We’re not going to solve this problem by telling people, ‘You can’t plug in your toaster.’’ … Right now, politicians … are more afraid of the fossil fuel lobby than they are afraid of losing votes.”
Watch the full interview here.
He’s got a lot of policies that have been proven to be unpopular with American people as recently as six months ago when Mitt Romney was running for president.
You know in sci-fi movies — we build the robots and then they take over? It happened. It’s just that they’re called corporations, and they’re legally bound to squeeze every penny out of the system.
I was led to believe the problem was going to be gays in the military. Turns out it might be straight [people] in the military that are the real problem.