‘Sup, you beautiful bastards? Hope you’re havin’ a fantastic Wednesday; welcome back to the Philip DeFranco show. And let’s just jump into it! The first thing we’re gonna talk about today is some lighter, ‘what were people angry about today?’ news; there’s always someone. And today, we had Justin Bieber pop up. This, because Bieber posted a screenshot of his notes app Where he wrote: And in response to this there was support, especially from other verified, famous, people. that range from like the Millie Bobby Browns of the world, you know, more mainstream, to the Tana-mojo-mongoose mabehna behdehbaba. [Tana Mongeau] -s of the world. But then of course you had a lot of other people the– if you scroll past all the verified comments, were people who disagreed, at times were angry. One of the first examples: Another saying: And here’s what i’ll say on this topic because I’ve lived two completely different lives. I’m in a place now where things in general are pretty fucking great. i consider myself successful to a certain degree. At the same time, as a young adult I’ve lived that life, where you’re busting your ass; it seems like the hole that you are in is just getting deeper; it seems hard to just survive and feed yourself. So the one thing I will agree with Justin Bieber on is that: what you see on Instagram, other social media, blah Blah, blah: that is not representative of real life. Right, I mean just think about anytime you see people taking photos, it’s like [Dead Face] “CHEEEESE!” I mean, more than half these famous people I’m talking about, mainstream and definitely online; they’re often posting insane over-the-top showy pictures so they get some sort of validation, some sort of self-worth. and I say that, obviously very critical, but also understanding, because it is a hole that’s easy to fall into once you get people starting to pay attention to you. But to still say your Life is not better than those who are less fortunate is really ignorant and disconnected, in my opinion. you can be dealing with your own personal struggles, right? You could be dealing with depression, feeling judged by the public; but, at all times, you have the tools that you need, to deal with whatever situation you’re gonna be in.
And we’ll use Justin Bieber as the example here. If Justin Bieber needs to get from Point A to Point B, he can use Whatever mode of transportation that is imaginable. Meanwhile, other people might not be able to afford that plane ticket, a car, an uber, a bus pass. Then there’s obviously, “Can a person properly shelter themselves if they’re living month-to-month, paycheck to paycheck; can people properly eat?” And that’s a good number of people; I remember seeing a survey, back in just 2017, where 39% of Americans had $0 in a savings account. 57% Had less than $1,000! What, what if you– not even break your leg, cuz, oh my God, those costs! What if you just have to go to the hospital in the United States? Which, obviously then we get into a larger conversation. What if you — and it feels like this always happens! You, you finally paid off your car. And then in three weeks if somethin’ breaks! That one thing’s gonna throw your entire life off! And according to a recent report from CareerBuilder, 78% of americans that are working full-time say they are living paycheck to paycheck. In that same report, when asking all US workers, 71% said that they are in debt. And understand these are American-specific numbers i’m talking about, and even the bad here is pretty OK, worldwide. Right, so there’s an even harsher disconnect worldwide. Money doesn’t make you happy, but it shields you from the bullshit that life will constantly throw at you, and it will give you opportunities others do not have. And i get that famous people do have their own struggles and we should never assume we know What’s going on behind the scenes but that is also in that statement, that other famous people are praising; that’s exactly what that statement. does, but to people that don’t have money. I say this as someone that will acknowledge that I’ve become disconnected with certain things but I also say this as someone that is incredibly thankful that I had to trudge through the bullshit of life in a very vulnerable, very bad place, because that is one of the main things i credit with grounding me, or-or bringing me back to Earth, when i start floating off and disconnecting. So no matter how hard i work for it, it’s important to acknowledge that I’m lucky; i’m in a lucky situation. And you know it should be appreciated as such. But that is my personal mindset, of course; I gave you the story, my opinion, and now I’d love to hear from you in those comments. Then, if you haven’t seen it yet, I really Want to talk to you, about, google duplex google Had their i/o keynote yesterday and they hit on several things, they introduced what. They, called the new Google news covered smart displays they show Keys, gmail, smart compose will actually finish your sentences for you, which is pretty awesome but Also at the same time it makes you realize, how Little in an email is unique the rest, is kind of a dense that you go through to get to the real Stuff the big thing that stood out to myself and many Was the rollout and showcasing of duplex which is a an ai a pretends to be human And will actually call, and talk to a. Business for here’s an example of a haircut being scheduled 12 p.m., we do not have a fall scam available the closest, we have to that is a 1:15 Do you have anything between 10 a.m.. And 12 p.m Depending on what service she would like what service is she looking for? Just the woman’s haircut for now. Okay, we have a 10 o’clock 10:00 a.m. Is fine okay, what’s his birth name The first name is lisa Okay, perfect so i will see, we thought 10 o’clock on may 3rd? okay All right look at that and i get so excited but, also in the back of my? Head i’m a little bit terrified i mean anytime i get the option to not have to deal with Another stranger that i am not connected to in any way whatsoever i will take that option Now that said a thing that? we need
to Keep in mind is this was a demo a demo of most likely one of the best examples even the ceo of google sundar Pichai, even said that some didn’t go as expected although how, bad it was we don’t really know? Because they didn’t play audio of it on their blog they Did include an example at the bottom that it does sound somewhat disconnected or though the tone didn’t match up to the regular Conversation even that seemed pretty real once again i really, want to hit We need, to be wary of this this is a demo this is an example right like remember, how awesome see The first time that was demoed and then you got a completely different experience when it was in your hands or to make a google Centric do you remember at. Google glass for the public or? Oh, man remember the pixel buds, which google had essentially been like, you can Put these in your ear talk to anyone speaking 40 different languages easy, peasy real-world. Implementation though Less than ideal according to some it was just the google translate app, which you can get through any phone and wireless headphones Which you can have any wireless headphones anyway, main point i am very excited, about the concept but ultimately like with everything we talked
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Failed the first bit of awesome today is we have the honest game trailer for god of war side note such a unique and important Opinion here but god of war is fantastic the reality of the game lived up to the hype for me then if you like The donald glover a kanye place sketch on snl they just released the behind the scenes of making that sketch trailer for alex strangelove We had mathias showing us ten of the world’s smallest working products Also in addition to all the other fantastic designs we sell over at shop defranco calm on shirts on hoodies on whatever every now And then we do just fun short runs of certain shirts and today that is the technically savage shirt so if you Want to snag that while you can, link to that down, below if you Want to see the full versions of everything i just share the secret link of the day anything at all Links as always are in the description down below then and fantastic international news secretary of state mike pompeo is returning with Three americans that were held prisoner in north korea when i’ve been detained since October of 2015 the other two had been detained for a year and i mentioned that because it appears there was confusion About the situation thanks to each from tweet am a second donald trump tweeted as everybody is aware the past Administration has long been, asking, for three hostages to be released from a north korean labor camp but to no avail state That’s just not true dong-chul, was arrested late 2015 and the other two were arrested and detained once trump was already presidentís thrown That out there And these three were convicted In north korea for espionage Committing hostile criminal acts with an aim to subvert the country and committing hostile acts against the state and all three were sent to ten Plus, year terms of hard labor but the Main point here is it’s great news three americans now release reportedly they were in good enough health to walk to the plane on their Own and so here i just have to say a good job to mike pompeo donald trump and anyone else involved with This specific situation but, also on that note down trump Was in the news for several other reasons today one that stood out to me Was this morning he tweeted fake news is working overtime just reported that despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy and all Things else 91% of the network news, about me is negative parentheses fate, why Do, we work so hard and working with the media when it is corrupt take, away credentials question mark What i’ll say to that is i have my, own issues with various news outlets with with Media coverage in general but to say that negative coverage of you Is fake coverage is insanity correction it makes sense coming from donald trump because this has been His, game plan for the most part – media cast doubt on media praised Media that gives him positive coverage right the fox & friends Is the sean Hannity’s of the world he’s given on shout outs on twitter and in addition to that it is either pure insanity or pure ignorance to Believe that all negative coverage about donald trump is fake knew Just as it would be insane to say that all positive news coverage About president trump is faith especially when you take into account A lot of the negative coverage on trump is literally just replaying something trump said at A later time and then to question but really it’s a threat to say should, we pull their credentials because they’re? Covering, me in a negative light, that’s just plain on america that’s authoritarian That’s an attack on the first amendment but, from there the last thing i want to talk about today, is trump’s pick for cia Director gina haspel so who is gina, haspel she was deputy director of the cia and is now acting head After pompeo s departure she’s been with, the agency for over 30 years and if her nomination, is approved she’ll be the first Woman to ever run the agency and as far as why everyone is so focused on this nomination? Other than it being a very very important position, well that is because of her connection to post 9/11 black Sites secret prisons were they interrogated and Waterboarded people and her involvement in the destruction of video evidence of those things regarding the destruction of evidence you have people Saying she is 100% responsible for the actually should Not be in a position of power because of that whereas others have been defending her saying No, she was just following orders and the reason they’re saying, that is in 2005 hoss will serve as chief of staff to the head of the cia’s counterterrorism center Jose rodriguez, and according to rodriguez’s memoir in 2005 he ordered the destruction of dozens of the investigation videotapes and so rodriguez Was the one? who, officially Gave the order and then haspel drafted the cable or confidential telegram that ordered the destruction of the tapes and i was also confirmed last Month, when a classified memo written, by then cia, deputy director michael morell was declassified to show That hassel had indeed drafted the cable however that memo, also stated that has Well had acted appropriately this because she drafted the cable on the direct orders of mr. Rodriguez she, did not release that cable it was not her decision to destroy the tapes it was mr.? Rodriguez’s it was a nearly three-year investigation into the destruction of the tapes it was launched By a special prosecutor but it ended in 2010 and no charges were filed so that’s kind of a simplified backstory here now After the nomination there were a lot of reactions We saw a senator john mccain chimed in treating the torture of detainees? and us custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in american history the senate must do its job in Scrutinizing the record and involvement of gina haspel in this disgraceful program Which really, wasn’t a shocking response john mccain of course was a prisoner of war he Was tortured for a tremendous amount of time republican senator rand paul Also speaking out against this nomination saying i find it just amazing that anyone, would consider having this Woman at the head of the cia he, also had a joint statement, from dem senators dianne feinstein martin heinrich and ron wyden Where they called for much more information to be declassified About hospitals oversight of the prison and involvement with the destruction of videotapes saying Miss haspel is not an undercover operative she’s a deputy cia Director seeking a cabinet level position it’s unacceptable for the cia, to hide her behind a wall of secrecy Particularly, when such secrecy is unnecessary to protect national security concealing her background When no sources and methods are at stake shows nothing but contempt for the senate and the public Why didn’t going even further essentially calling this a cia Cover, saying i’m very familiar with the classified material i think the vast amount of this can Be declassified i think the agency is covering up her background, because if the american people knew What i knew i think there, would be many senators? Who, would say look there’s no choice but to reject her confirmation she, also had people like senator richard Burr he’s chairman of the senate intelligence committee saying that she has the right skillset experience and judgment there’s Also been this kind of media push of why, so many people that work for cia Or have worked for the cia in the past actually respect And support passport, and after all those initial reactions all the media coverage there is this this, whole back-and-forth of haspel Was maybe gonna withdraw her nominations are huckabee sanders mark short they talked to her for hours there’s all of a sudden Support around her for the sake of time we’re. Gonna jump to what happened today
Because today haspel testified in front of the senate intelligence committee and i’ll link to the full testimony down below so you can see the Entire thing but let’s hit some of the key points in her opening remarks she says that she knows That many people want to know About her views on the interrogation programs of past and she says having served in that tumultuous time i can offer you my personal commitment Clearly, and without reservation? That under my leadership on my watch Cia will not restart a detention and interrogation Program she was then asked By senators to describe her role in the destruction of that video evidence she gave this response in regard to the who and why of? That question, there was a great deal of concern About the security risk posed to cia, officers who were depicted on the tapes Those security issues centered on the threat from al-qaeda should those tapes be irresponsibly leaked mr. Rodriguez, who, was the do at the time of the deputy director for operations Has been very upfront, and has made it clear on a number of occasions publicly, that he and he alone made the decision to destroy the tapes and we had this back-and-forth regarding a question on donald Trump and waterboarding president trump repeatedly expressed his support for waterboarding in fact he said We should go beyond? Waterboarding, so if the cia has a high-value Terrorism suspect in its custody and the president gave you a direct order to waterboard That suspect, what would you do? Senator i would advise i do not believe the president would, ask me to Do that before moving forward the initial part of her wrists, bonz, was concerning and confusing to many people because president Trump has proven as he is president that the things, that he has said Before to get elected and he actually follows through on? Taxes the travel ban the wall rs agreement most recently the iran, deal that said she talks about how Other agencies interrogate and then ultimately gives this response but Cia does not today conduct interrogations, we never did historically, and we’re not getting, back in that business then We had senator angus king, asking hansel about who is deciding to classify information, about hospitals, own record at the cia senator We are following the existing guidelines there are very loose deciding we are following the existing right, we Well i have chosen to follow the guidelines that exist your party i am you are, making the classification decisions about What materials should be released to this committee i am electing not to make an exception for myself on but i am adhering to Existing rti guidelines we also had an interesting back and forth when haspel Was asked if the interrogation techniques were immoral senator i believe that Cia officers to whom you referred it’s a yes or no answer do you believe the previous Interrogation techniques were immoral i’m not asking, do you believe they, were illegal i’m asking do you believe they, were immoral Senator i believe that cia Did an ordinary work to prevent another attack on this country given the legal tools that we were authorized answer yes or no do you believe in hindsight that those techniques were immoral Senator, what i believe sitting here today, is that i support the higher moral standard We have decided to hold ourselves answer the question Senator i think i’ve answered the question you’ve not do you believe the previous techniques Now armed with hindsight Do you believe they were imam yes or no? Senator i believe that, we should hold ourselves to the moral standard outlined in the army field, manual he, also, had harris ask, haspel if she thinks that torture works senator i i i don’t believe that torture works i believe That in the cia’s program And i’m not attributing this to enhanced interrogation Techniques i believe as many people directors, who have sat in this chair Before me that valuable information Was obtained from senior al-qaeda operatives that allowed us to defend this country and prevent another attack, is that a yes no? It’s not a, yes, we got valuable information from the briefing of al-qaeda detainees and i don’t i don’t think it’s knowable whether Interrogation techniques played a role in that and like i said these are just some of the key points a link to the full thing Down below this is going to be an interesting vote because ultimately most of the conversation around haspel Boils down to should haspel Be held responsible or become a scapegoat because the cia post 9/11 fearing that another attack could come at any moment used Interrogation techniques that they thought, were legal thanks to the justice department’s office of legal counsel, saying it was legal should She be held responsible for that and secondly should she be held responsible Or made a scapegoat because she drafted a cable at the orders of her boss in order that rodriguez and haspel argue they Made so that they could protect, people in the cia, from being identified it was always the potential for retribution attacks When you’re dealing with extremists and so i want to pass that question off to you What is your takeaway from this story are you against her nomination are you for her nomination any, thoughts And opinions i’d love to know all of them in the comments down, below that’s Where i’m going to end today’s show If you, like this video hit it with a like if you’re, new, here hit subscribe and no matter what Make, sure you ring that bell so you get notifications for these, daily videos and actually if you missed yesterday’s show You, want to catch up click or tap right there to watch that or if you, want something lighter you can, watch a brand New, vlog that’s it of course as always, my name is philip defranco? 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