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no voters elected the businessman to run this country business equals power boom bust it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before . greetings and salyut age when you look around the world these days from street to street coast to coast mound be one can't help but wonder can it can it can it really get any more bleak or could it get bleaker than this from the very real threat of impending nuclear war between the united states and north korea to the mass shootings to isis to white supremacists to climate change to yemen to disease famine war there who there is quite a bit to be scared depressed about these days but fear not talk watchers fear not
because through all the pain strife and loss each new headline brings there is also hope beauty and compassion and while stories of hope beauty and compassion may not make for good click bait they are just as important as the celebrity gossip and political bootlicking that mainstream cable news delivers every day so today let's celebrate the good news of the day starting with some compassion in particular the twenty seventeen international compassion games i kid you not this last september folks from around the world in all walks of life took part in these cooperation games were all that is required to participate is just one simple act of compassion or two or three or four i know it sounds rather hippie dippie but as more as a year of the good news network points out in previous years as part of compassion games international prison inmates at the california institution for women tallied
forty five hundred acts of kindness that included sharing food cleaning into and cleaning each other's living spaces. but if women in prison can show forty five hundred acts of kindness imagine what other people could do this is really interesting so today let's celebrate the good news of the world and leave the darkness in the muck you know all those other talking heads and talking about you tapper as we start watching the hawks. it looks like. the plot of it. like you that i got. this. week so. welcome reverend i'm watching the hawks i am i robot
and i'm top of the list so tell me the happy show today today we are going to only have stories that are good moons that are happier that we all can use it right about now we've seen enough devastation and strife we could we could be reminded of how great humanity can be in little lacks the big acts and maybe for why. not worry about you now. all the bats was one where it's all coming or why we're saying it is a part of some conspiracy it is it's a conspiracy to make you look at the good things because they happen they do happen and we should be celebrating those. much more than we are you cannot always focus on the negative focus on these things we have to talk about them and deal with them it's totally true but you can't see it mercer soften it every day because then your perspective is really skewed and this compassion think is one of those situations where look at how much good you can do just by taking the time to say hey larry
david i think it's really a matter of the compassion was there held like multiple times during the year there's not really a winner or loser of your son so everybody's a winner and what it does is just anybody can kind of go on to the site and log on and they basically you know say ok this is a little bit of kindness a little bit of compassion i didn't like the situation california prisons is they have adopted this bill like a whole month in like september where all of the inmates in this woman's prison all have to do like these kind of acts of compassion during the day and then they get credits for them and i kind of creates this mentality of like oh wow ok actually clean somebody i'm not all white them i still like clean the room i did this little thing for him it's pretty incredible it's played in over forty countries by close to five hundred thousand players and apparently according to their members they've actually served five point four million people with these kind of random acts of compassion that can range from something really major like teaching someone to read
to just serving like the grandma breakfast you know it's all kind of walks ladies really brilliant stuff and you can actually look at it one of the rear really great things is that they have this map which you can see to see both the images that are amazing. that has you know the map of where where everything is so you go down into an area and then you go on to this site and you can click on what compassionate things are happening. in each neighborhood by neighborhood this is about around the world so you start out you go to india you can go to japan and all those little acts of kindness and there's a picture and some of them of links you can go in and see more about that act how many people it reached how many people were involved so you have the one it was a it was one in two and a girl went to help her grandmother wash dishes someone lent a sound system to a momar ial service in stark florida and so all those things are there and you
start to see other people and you see like these really big ones where you see you know fourteen people and one hundred fifty people but it's even those ones are it's one person reached one person and made their day a little bit better that's huge that's what we missed these days we said on social media you know she's sweet and stuff we don't go to our neighbor and go hey how do you listen if it happens you do one little i do that i miss the routines i will never go as i mean look at i even can say something good about google which is. the parent company of the google really stepped up this week. you know what. is without cell phone coverage right now well google stepped up got the f.c.c. to ok it but there are as part of their loon project which is where they kind of raise these air balloons in the year that actually does simulated cell towers so then the i'm going to do that then we'll kind of hover over an area especially in a disaster zone and they'll be able to bounce signals so now the google actually
stepped up to go bring some cellular internet signal to puerto rico which is in desperate need for any kind of infrastructure but there's a little thing of the infrastructure of the capital it's also really cool but little old or older style yes there's my favor because i'm a big train lover i love it. because i'm a thousand years old but there is a group that volunteered to keep infrastructure going and their community and their state you've got centennial stay. in washington state is an amtrak station run completely by volunteers and most of them are over sixty years of age so centennial sister station was built by volunteers replacing an old depot that was nearby and it serves this whole area that volves a libya the capital of washington so last year over sixty five thousand bastards are boarded or got off the train at this little station so ten passengers trains a day and what you have is a series of community members that have retired or some are retired and they go
there and they get your ticket and they tell you where to go and they help people do this i mean that's huge just to keep the structure of the people. in this ng groovy moments of compassion for our community a little good news programs will do. throughout history time has proven that education is truly the only fail proof weapon to push back against oppression and it's no coincidence that whenever tyrants have come to power they have always celebrated with bonfires of books and newspapers when revolutionaries in china set out to forcibly reinvent their society and shore up their power museums libraries and historical artifacts were the first to go along with anyone who knew their meaning and as we saw recently when mobs of isis militants took over towns in iraq and syria access to education and history were the first things to go but in a glimmer of hope in recent weeks we've been able to witness a small but sweet victory as thousands of children in iraq and syria return to classrooms after years of hiding as syrian iraqi russian and u.s.
forces liberate more and more territory from isis occupation textbooks and school yard graham certainly can't wipe out the horrors of the last few years but can a renewed access to education perhaps make some kind of difference in their lives oh completely completely. is the foundation of everything we've heard people do walk. in here early in the us you know. no baltimore to blow no black city of iraq. from a strong and viable experiences or violent experience was ultimately the only way you're going to escape whether be you know your neighborhood to get an education if there's no if there's something with that i'm going to get education and to come back and save your neighborhood right all stems from the ability to be able to go to a classroom and be allowed to learn the right things about the world and be allowed to learn out of the world is round and it's not just some marrow you know dogmatic
viewpoint of the ruling power whoever that may be right you know well and what's so disturbing about what happened and we've talked about it a lot on the show and elsewhere that the one of the most disturbing things for me with the iraq iraq war was they crush infrastructure that was really important in a place where education was really important to society despite i'm not saying that iraq and saddam hussein were great they're like don't misconstrue but their educational system was something that was really something you know war is a in and evidently a brutal experience ok no matter what and it's a pity that these sort of happy optimistic moments like these don't get the same kind of attention that say the seizes of moe's all and a lot got on cable t.v. every day every day and certain children and certain campaigns that were pushed very heavily but it's i know it's hard to believe right now but prior to the gulf
war. iraq had probably the most advanced educational system in the middle east it provided free schooling guarantee it through college they had modern state of the art facilities at the time and through war and sanctions look what happened it's gone so now all you see the same thing and so you saw the same thing in syria you are doing to go as education you know and then there kind of the civil war there. all the war going on there you know from all uses to the rubble and all of the is essentially kind of you know reach havoc on the society. for real but the primary school enrollment fell from an impressive ninety one percent in two thousand and eleven to thirty seven percent in two thousand and fifteen the. loss of kids being able to go to school and you know you can point the finger at all sides of the moment to areas destabilized i didn't hear anybody from obama go to our current administration say anything about we're so worried about the school
kids in syria no no whatever. i mean the tape where it certainly wasn't a major news item i can tell you that much we didn't care about kids you think it was happening them you didn't care about their rattled. but now you care about is this is that moment where addressing is this as we see you know kind of isis push as we see some more stability you find of a country whether you agree the solder his government or not you just want the stability to allow kids to go to school at least you know. just receive anything i don't like these guys holding shit superhero taking place in syria there is hope the whole point of the show though there is little hope and see these kids go back to school and hopefully these kids will be able to survive and you know bring their education back to agree to rebuild some of those communities. and one of the things that we did see is the stories out of iraq and syria is.
who was attacked if you remember her she was attacked by extremists in pakistan five years ago trying to attend school so that was her nobel peace prize all of us five years later to the day of her fatal attack she has a nobel peace prize under her. she started her first tax attorney and while the day that's a happy ending if i've ever heard one well young woman who faced death trying to learn is now on the anniversary of that. starting. it can happen that's pretty good news all around all right as we go to break mark watchers don't forget to let us know what you think the topics we've covered facebook and twitter see our poll shows at r.t. dot com coming up we keep the compassion and inspiration flowing as tabitha wallace sits down with abby and followed talks to the dignity of making a difference in your community from the least likely places stay to the watching the office.
all the feeling to be something. every the world should experience. and you'll get it on the old the old. the old according to just. one world come along for the ride. mark twain said it's easier to fool people than to convince them they've been fooled that could be why america is so divided because people have been fed the fake news feed for by corporate interests they beat you down until you believe their fairy tales well here's a story for you it's called big and it's full of bad fiction.
two sisters. were trying to figure out ways to make the most of their family's ranch and cat spring texas during the twenty eleven drought which was destroying practically every plant on the ranch except for one the thought to be just another annoying we that needed to be polled gopal. turned out to be the only caffeinated plant know to be made out of the north america and well it took a bit of work on the job to be eventually brought to the once revered by the americans of thousand years ago to the modern american public along with a series of awards for the work they do so this story is more than just a tale of some. it's a story about rising above the burst of the looking for the silver lining and bringing dignity back to people's lives like co-host but those recently with i.b.m.
follow co-founder of cap spring you'll probably find out more. in texas there's a drought about ten years ago and we were losing hundred year old oak trees in our family ranch in cat spring texas statewide we lost about thirty million trees and it was devastating but the only thing that's so looked green was pine and so we just started to do some research you know maybe it's good for furniture because it's so hard and then uncovered this legacy that native americans had consumed it for a moment mia and traded it all over the u.s. and they. discovered all these studies that were coming out from texas a and m. in the university of florida demonstrating its caffeine in health benefits named toxic and. we just were interested in honestly figured hey you know it must
taste terrible with no one like it why is no one doing what is going on and there's so much of it and so we just started to play around with a lot of different preparation methods and watched a lot of you tube videos and then we ended on a few different kind of a hybrid of a japanese tea and then a preparation methods so what is it about this i mean it's made from caffeine but you say it's good for you because most of us think about coffee every other every six months it's good for you. but twelve isn't. so what is it about this even though it's a cafeteria to drink what is it about it that makes it also sort of a health a lick star in a way sure sure for one thing we're a while harvesting it so there's nothing touching these plants but sunshine and rainwater whereas so many other teams or coffee that you're imported will have been sprayed with some herbicide or pesticide. and second the primary energy in it is actually theo bromine that's what you find in trace amounts of dark chocolate oh ok
and so most of the feedback we get is that it's more of a gentle like a focused energy so it's more of a boost without the crash so yeah you're staying but it's still the sort of caffeinated train you know with so you you had to go to a process where there aren't a lot of people around that. you know were were here obviously two hundred years ago. and it was originally a process how did you go about finding a way to process and figure out all these things without you know just an obvious place to go right yeah. it is from two hundred years ago and it had been consumed and most of the historical documentation was from explorers not the native american tribes that were producing it so there is really no help there. and then there really hasn't been anyone producing it scale here in the u.s. and so we just had to do some research and figure out how do you make.
how do you how are you doing it in japan and china and sri lanka and then how are they preparing. in south america. every time we would find a different method we would test out with and i mean we did everything from walks in the kitchen to the conventional of it and i started this with my sister and so my mom actually banned us from. testing anymore because there's a study this is also smoking. yeah it was a lot of trial and error and then you finally get something that drinkable which i think is interesting also because it takes the japanese and indian method south american and central and native american plant bringing it all together so you start to produce this for your family farm in your small community and out of that out of hey we can have this thing this tea which now i understand is you know.
served locally restaurants and things like that and you could buy it online then you have this thing called working with dignity what is where did that come from and what does that mean to you guys sure thing so you know i'm here very well aware that the criminal justice system is broken in our country. and reentry into society is almost impossible for so many individuals whether it was a minor brush with the law or sitting human trafficking and they don't have a reference and so it's so hard for them to go on and find employment especially in rural communities when you're really limited on the access to jobs in general and then limited on the area that you can even apply and so. our goal is to work with our employees and so whether it's being more flexible in how we're hiring them or
working directly with probation officers is how we find a lot of our harvesters and so they help us identify individuals who want their future to look different than their past and then there's that accountability and we're able to work directly with them and so it's it's been incredible and we know we're a small company and i know that we'll never hire hundreds of people but our goal is that we can be a reference for them to move forward and hopefully be an example to other employers in our community in the. we're taking a stand against the inequity in the system yeah this is a we are in a very old world especially when it's the products that those of us who are privileged either through work or through luck to be able to afford to go out and make it is they're coming from the work of people who don't have choices and it's so hard and especially in rural communities do you think this is at least a map of how you can find something in your in your world community and turn it into something that can be. representative of that community spirit i hope so i
think one of the things that we've been so blown away by is that it's this beautiful parallel of i mean in our in our community is seen as a nuisance it's a negative it's a very tenacious growing plant and so. they're literally bulldozing and burning it to clearly and for cattle or to keep their fence lines clear or clear and for hay and so it's this amazing parallel of here's this overlooked undervalued resource that is being destroyed and there are so many individuals in our community that are overlooked and undervalued and written off by society in the same way and so i don't think you upon is the only example of that and especially in there's a shift in agriculture as well being from big ag to the ability to look for more local producers and for people who are interested in something that's more native
especially because that is almost a novel thought for us in america right. it's something that's native. and another thing i really interesting is these native plants that are sort of forgotten earth sort of pushed up to the side they're incredibly hard this is something that you when you say a word becomes a nuisance because it's so hard what is it about you do you think that there's a future because like you said there's a shift in farming we're starting to see that multi big factor. very farming and whether it's animals or plants it's it's not giving a good enough product it's also serving the communities there and or customers really so one of the things that i want to have a real quick is is how hardy this plant is and how will it because it really is the story of something that just just has held on first so on absolutely it's also kind of amazing because it seems like it's something that anybody could grow you don't have to be you know to worry if there's a drought and you're going to be ok. it's funny when we first started we're like
how do we encourage it to grow i don't know it seems to grow back if we try to kill it you know. it's been really interesting in that something you know we want to take sustainability it's very important to us and so that's one of our main goals is that we're respecting the plant and our harvesting in the ecosystem how do we approach this list a cli and one of the things that we're finding is it actually. grows almost unchecked because of the lack of native grasses and so many of the grasses that have been brought in for hay or for cattle have really short roots and it's the native grasses with the five foot roots are what keeps the balance and keeps the pond in check into that something that we've tried to been working with you know sustainability experts and native grass experts to find what is the balance of our harvesting and kind of returning to the natives growth it's hard we're trying to
bring the flag and try to get really smart and make lots of things without we need to make lots of food and we forgot how that balance works out what finally what what kind of inspiration what do you advice you gave to entrepreneurs or people who just find something and say you know i want to do something good with this how do you what advice you have them to finding that balance between having a successful business or having something that can create jobs but also. is creating something good in the community sure you know one of the things that we've been really fortunate is to have a lot of advisors and mentors and i think as an entrepreneur i had no idea how many house you have to wear right and you're constantly shifting between operations marketing sales you know problem solving and putting out fires and i think when it is a question of balance at the beginning really clearly laying out your priorities not only with your co-founder but with all of your team in to your. customers and
collaborators you know that was something from the beginning we chose to define success as when everyone in our community succeeds and that includes the landowners that we're now working with to harvest and our employees and our customers but also other companies we collaborate with to have something like that so clearly distilled and then we've had people keep us accountable in looking at different areas in our company and say is this still true it does this relationship meet these standards and i think. you have you my advice is it's not don't make it only your job because you have enough to surround yourself with people that will make it theirs as well thank you so much and i look forward to trying your. and learning more and seeing more from your company and all of the work that you're doing thank you so much memory thank you. sometimes bringing voice to the voiceless takes on a whole new meaning when isaiah cost i was born without
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the senate foreign relations committee chairman a republican says president trumps actions to start world war three is the right we're taking a look at this on this edition. paula. welcome to politicking on larry king there's been an escalating war of words and tweets between president don trump and republican senator bob corker of tennessee who was once seen as a trump ally on sunday senator corker said in an interview that the president was treating the oval office like a reality show and claimed that mr trump's reckless.