Tue, Feb 26 Hour 1: Pastor Bill Lockwood on AOC’s Green New Deal
| 1) Today’s guest is Pastor Bill Lockwood. He is a radio host, teacher, pastor of the Iowa Park Church of Christ, and author of the book ‘Ezekiel: The Watchman of Israel’. He joined the show today to talk about Red Flag laws, the 2nd Amendment, and Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist ideas.
| 2) Gus out of Alexandria, Louisiana called to ask Jesse why he always runs from the Bible.
Luke from West Virginia is calling to tell Jesse that he appreciates what Joel did last week against T from Alabama. He also had questions about Jussie Smollett.
Lacey is a first time caller out of Pensacola, Florida. She found Jesse’s videos online and has been enjoying them a lot.
Tue, Feb 26 Hour 2: No More Professional Dress Code in New York
| 1) Lacey of FL explains why she needs to forgive her father — he was an alcoholic and doing drugs, but what did that have to do with her? He was in the home until she was 11. Her mother still talks about him 16 years after the divorce, and Lacey told her mother to stop talking about him. She brought a stepdad into Lacey’s home. She said she was freed from every “sin” she used to do — she doesn’t drink or curse anymore — but the anger is still there. She also mentions how Jesse says blacks can’t read — her black husband is 28, and she has to help him read to their two children, but she thinks he resents his mother for that. Jesse says he sounds like a decent man, but just needs to forgive his mother. He says he got through college by affirmative action. They affiliate with a church in Pensacola, FL.
Leroy is a first time caller out of Dallas, Texas who doesn’t agree with what Jesse has to say about religion.
| 2) Joel and Jesse read some of today’s Super Chats!
The New York City Commission on Human Rights released new guidelines last week to prevent racial discrimination in the workplace against natural hair, uncut or untrimmed, treated or untreated, in locs, cornrows, twists, braids, fades, and/or afros. Citizens of New York City are calling this law groundbreaking. NBC is now calling ‘discrimination of natural hair’ a nationwide issue. The American Civil Liberties Union is saying it’s seen an increase in complaints from black victims across the country.
Tim out of South Carolina is calling to ask about the connection between Jussie Smollett, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and the anti-lynching bill.
Morgan from Michigan is calling to share her journey with God.
Tue, Feb 26 Hour 3: Sports Store out of Business for Banning Nike
| 1) A sports store in Colorado went out of business after it banned NIKE products from its store. The owner of Prime Time Sports, Steven Martin, doesn’t regret taking a stand against the NFL players who protested. His store got rid of all its NIKE apparel last fall after the company ran the Colin Kaepernick ad. Martin says he’ll be leaving with his dignity, and he did not give in to Big Nike and Big Dollars.
Sebastian is a fi...
This site provides links to random videos hosted at YouTube, with the emphasis on random.
The original idea for this site actually stemmed from another idea to provide a way of benchmarking the popularity of a video against the general population of YouTube videos. There are probably sites that do this by now, but there wasn’t when we started out. Anyway, in order to figure out how popular any one video is, you need a pretty large sample of videos to rank it against. The challenge is that the sample needs to be very random in order to properly rank a video and YouTube doesn’t appear to provide a way to obtain large numbers of random video IDs.
Even if you search on YouTube for a random string, the set of results that will be returned will still be based on popularity, so if you’re using this approach to build up your sample, you’re already in trouble. It turns out there is a multitude of ways in which the YouTube search function makes it very difficult to retrieve truly random results.
So how can we provide truly random links to YouTube videos? It turns out that the YouTube programming interface (API) provides additional functions that allow the discovery of videos which, with the right approach, are much more random. Using a number of tricks, combined some subtle manipulation of the space-time fabric, we have managed to create a process that yields something very close to 100% random links to YouTube videos.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Most content on YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, and Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed potentially inappropriate are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
YouTube and selected creators earn advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, subscription services respectively offering premium and ad-free music streaming, and ad-free access to all content, including exclusive content commissioned from notable personalities. As of February 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, and one billion hours of content being watched on YouTube every day. As of August 2018, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world, according to Alexa Internet, just behind Google. As of May 2019, more than 500 hours of video content are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, including its handling of copyrighted content contained within uploaded videos, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent and/or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, and fluctuating policies on the types of content that is eligible to be monetized with advertising.