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mind gets consumed with death this one quite different as i speak to you now because there were no other takers. to claim that mainstream media has met its maker. and it always goes yeah are you going to are you going to play out their version as a real you know mr wizard is going. to go in another of those other three they didn't intend that the that the dome will go. to your floor if you are just to believe also all this blows the glad i don't wish shotgun but on the number that i can do and since nobody can take a look at. feel to it or mock got up out of this one down because you know i can
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recall in the state of the impulse you enter into not a strong room of the room the truth. to use a little trick in the future. to me and. you become worth playing. greetings and salyut age when you look around the world these days from street to street coast to coast mound be on you 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
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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 it's more
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a zero of the good news network points out in previous years as part of compassion games international prison inmates at the california institution for women telly 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 mark to you know all those other talking heads and talking about you tapper as we start watching the hawks. it looks like. the bottom. like you that i got. this.
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week so. welcome reverend 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 news that are happier that we all can use it right about now we've seen enough devastation and strife we could be we could be reminded of how great humanity can be in little lacks the bigger acts and maybe for why. not worry about you know. 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
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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 i'm really in 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 with this 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 cleanly 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. apparently according to their members they've actually
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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 their grandma breakfast you know it's all kind of walks ladies really brilliant stuff yeah and you can actually look at it one of the rear really great things is that they have this map which you can see both in terms of that 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 side 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 there was one inch and a girl went to help her grandmother wash dishes someone lent
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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. we don't go to our neighbor and go hey how do you listen if it happens you do one little act of that in this region which is 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 where puerto rico ninety percent is without cell phone coverage right now well google stepped up got the f.c.c. to ok it but they're 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
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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 another thing of the infrastructure of the capital it's also really cool but little older older style yes there's my favorite is i'm a big train lover i laugh. 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 states. in washington state is an amtrak station run completely by volunteers and most of them are over sixty years of age so centennial says 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 passenger trains
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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 pick 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 there said andrew months of compassion for a community so 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
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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 beijing of everything we've people from why do you walk. in here early in the us you know like bolton was. you know bring baltimore to a blown out like city in iraq. from a strong and violent spareribs are violent experiences and ultimately the only way you're going to escape whether be you know your neighborhood to get an education if there's no there's nothing but that i was unable to get that education and to come back and save your neighborhood right all stems from the ability to be able to go
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to a classroom and learn and be allowed to learn the right things about the world and be allowed to learn out of the world is round and that it's not just some narrow you know dogmatic viewpoint of the ruling power whoever that may be right you know and what's so disturbing about what happened and we've talked about it a lot on this show and elsewhere that the one of the most disturbing things for me with the iraq war was. they crushed the 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 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
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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 of. it provided free schooling guaranteed 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 them are kind of the the civil war there are all the war going on there are uses to the rubble and all of the it is a socially kind of you know reach however of the society you are for real but the primary school roman for president i mean one percent or twenty to thirty seven percent in twenty fifth starter and loss of kids being able to go to school you
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know you can point the finger at all sides of the moment areas destabilized i didn't hear anybody from obama to our current administration say anything about we're so worried about the school kids in syria no no never. 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 readily. but now you care about is the. this is that moment where a good thing is as we see you know kind of isis push right now as we see some more stability you find a country whether you agree or solders government or not you just want the stability to allow kids to go to school at least you know that i just received anything i'd like these guys holding said superhero just seeing that taking place in syria there is hope so the whole point of the show though there is little hope in seeing these kids go back to school 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
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syria is. that who was attacked if you remember her she was attacked by extremists in pakistan five years ago trying to attend school so that was a nobel peace prize all of us five years later to the day ever fatal attack she has a nobel peace prize under her belt she started her first stand oxfordian while ok that's a happy ending if i've ever heard one of the young woman who faced death trying to learn is now on the anniversary of that. starting her first day at oxford it can happen that's going to be good news all around to 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 our t.v. dot com coming up we keep the compassion and inspiration flowing as tabitha wallace sits down with abby am a follower talks to the dignity of making a difference in your community from the least likely places straight to the
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watching. all the future we don't agree on. every the world with you. and you'll get it on the old old. according to jess. world cup.
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two sisters abby and fallon janet the debts were trying to figure out ways to make the most of their family's ranch in 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 pulled you up on turned out to be the only caffeinated plant known to be made of the north america and while it took a bit of work abbi and jenna to be eventually brought this tea once revered by native americans a thousand years ago to the modern american public along with a series of awards for the work they do see this story is more than just a tale of some tasty t.v. it's a story about rising above adversity looking for the silver linings and bringing
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dignity back to people's lives like co-host tab but those sat down recently with i.b.m. follow co-founder of cap spring to find out more. in taxes there's a drought about ten years ago and we were losing hundred year old oak tree in our family ranch in cat spring texas statewide we lost about thirty million. it was devastating but the only thing that still looked green was pine 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 millennia and traded it all over the u.s. in. the discovery of 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 we figured it must
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taste terrible if no one liked it why is no one doing what is right now 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 is in. so what is it about this even though it's a captivated what is it about it that makes it also sort of a health a licks are in a way sure sure for one thing we're wild harvesting it so there's nothing touching these plants but sunshine and water 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
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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 yes you're staying but it's still the sort of caffeinated drinks you know would see you you have to go to a process where there aren't a lot of people around that. you know we're we're 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. 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 ups the scale here in the
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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 oven 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 but yeah it was a lot of trial and error and then you finally get something. 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
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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. very well. where 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 exiting 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
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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 that we're taking a stand against the inequities 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
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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 you know plan is seen as a nuisance it's a native 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 clearly 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
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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 can you say a word becomes a nuisance because it's so hard to be 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 factory 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 them 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
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have to be you know to worry if there's a drought you're going to be ok right right yeah 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 if. it's been really interesting and that's 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 there. the plant and how are harvesting in the ecosystem right is how do we approach this list and one of the things that we're finding is it actually. grows almost on checked 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 johan in check and so that's something that we've tried to been working with you know sustainability experts and native grasses experts to find what is the balance of our harvesting and kind of
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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 where right when 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
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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. 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
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believe that they were. welcomed on contact today we discuss the power of nonviolent resistance with george lakey consistently acquiring them. moral high ground and that the tracks support and it d. fangs those who want to do a sin. with chris hedges it appears the political ferment is dormant in the united states this is incorrect the idea is that sustain the corporate state are swiftly losing their efficacy across the political spectrum the ideas that arise and take their place however aren't kohei the right has retreated into christian fascism and a celebration of the gun culture the left knocked off balance by decades of fear state rip.


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