Ukraine gets messy, China cleans up porn and Israel takes West Bank land – Truthloader


You alright everyone? Welcome to the Monday
show where we’ll be going over some of the best stories from the weekend and, as always,
if you want to use the annotations in the top corners you can skip backwards and forwards
between the stories. Coming up this week we’ve got more complications
in Ukraine, China’s internet clean up campaign, the world’s highest minimum wage and Israel
claiming more lands for West Bank settlements. First up and China doesn’t exactly have a
liberal attitude towards the internet. Websites are blocked and filtered according to what
those who are in control want citizens to see and people are surveilled constantly.
In fact, it’s very much like living in the West. I’ll stop being facetious now. China has launched a campaign called “cleaning
up the web 2014” and will be going through websites, mobile apps, search engines, internet
TV. Everything. It’ll be going through everything. And they’re doing that to make sure there’s
nothing available the contains or even promotes porn. The National Office Against Pornographic and
Illegal Publications has the power to shut down websites and revoke licenses. And last year’s campaign saw more than 270
sites closed. Next up and Israel has declared 250 acres
of territory to the south of Bethlehem belongs to the Israeli state. It’s the largest taking of land for settlements
since 2004 and the move will take land away from three Palestinian villages. It was by the Israeli defense minister Moshe
Ya’alon and it uses a 19th century Ottoman Turkish law, which Israel claims allows them
to use the land as it hasn’t been cultivated for a decade. Now Israel wasn’t created until 1948, and
to me that raises the question over whether it’s a legitimate move for any state to invoke
a law that was passed long before they even existed. And on the cultivation thing, local Palestinians
say Israel has made it impossible for them to use the land for that purpose in the last
ten years. The PLO and Israeli activist groups have said
the move is designed to make already fragile peace talks collapse entirely and have called
it theft and expansionism. Israel denies that and says that any territorial
disputes will be settled fairly and objectively by the Israeli Supreme Court. Next up it’s your comments and first up and
on the disease Fact Hunt about diseases last week R0ck4x3 said: “Wasn’t the whole point
of the Fact Hunts originally to be a more upbeat video to offset the depressing videos
from the rest of the week?” Which is a totally fair point that was the
original point of the fact hunts and I promise you that this week we’ve got a brilliant positive
one suggested by one of our viewers. On the video about Fracking in Oklahoma, Rickard
Johansson simply said: “Fracking Should be illegal.” Which is short and sweet. And on the video about the death penalty around
the world, Debbie Smith said this: “I don’t believe any country who has the death
penalty can be considered as a fully civilized nation. It is a form of barbarism and also
state controlled murder. Just because it’s written into their judiciary system, it still
doesn’t make the act morally justifiable.” Next up and Switzerland could be about to
vote for the world’s highest minimum wage. There’s going to be a national referendum
on May 18 and if they vote for it, workers will get a minimum of 22 Swiss Francs an hour.
That’s the equivalent of about 25 US dollars an hour right now. Now, business people have got early warnings
in, saying that if this is passed, then they’ll have to cut jobs anad even some businesses
will close. But 90 per cent of people in Switzerland actually
already earn more than the proposed minimum wage and Switzerland is also one of the most
expensive countries to live in in the world. So the trade unions behind the proposals say
that pay levels need to reflect that. And you might wonder why anyone would vote
against what seems like a fairer deal but just recently the Swiss voted against a proposal
that would limit the salaries of the highest paid people in business to 40 times the salary
of the lowest paid people. So it’s not a done deal by any means. And finally, over the weekend it looks like
things in Ukraine got even worse. Armed groups have taken over various government
buildings in the east of the country and on Sunday the Ukrainian interim President Olexsander
Turchynov said that the military would be used to “launch a full-scale anti-terrorist
operation” against them. He set a deadline for them to get out of the
buildings, which has been ignored, and now we’re just waiting to see what happens next. Ukraine has also said that it has “proof”
that Russia is behind the unreast in the east but we will have to wait until later on in
the week to see what proof actually is. On the other side of the story, Russia has
pointed to the neo-fascist groups in the Kiev government and said they have ignored the
desires of the people in the east of the country and accused them of attacking their own people. And that’s prompted a response from the US,
which says that Russia is “spreading fiction”, and pointed to the build-up of 40,000 troops
on the border of eastern Ukraine. Now we’re planning on doing a more detailed
look at Ukraine very soon but in the meantime I’m going to leave you with this though. I’m
going to suggest that whilst there might be partial truths in some of what each side is
saying, every politician is looking out for their own interests so don’t be fooled by
any of the protagonists claiming to be in the right, whether that’s Ukraine, the EU,
Russia or the US.

Maurice Vega

85 Responses

  1. Considering their population problem and their impact on the environment, I would have thought China would have been open to pornography, as surely it is an alternative to procreation?

  2. I don't get what so many countries have against porn. Obviously, it isn't the greatest thing in the world but it doesn't cause crime and it hardly warps the mind of youths. Surely nations have more important things to deal with.

  3. America hands off ukraine it's none of your business the people in eastern Ukraine want to join Russia because they don't want to live under a fascist government

  4. Cleaning the internet of porn hahahahahahahaha. You have a lot of work ahead of you China. Call me if you find Bigfoot, the Holy Grail and a YouTube comments section without "First".

  5. Under the former Ukraine president, the protest only meet the Berkut (special police force). And now the Ukraine Government respond with some protester with the MILITARY.
    I think most of us know the result of the so-call "anti terrorist operation". Police against protester, couple died; military against protester, hope its not reach million
    yet the west still backed them up!

  6. First rule of government, you must not apply morality to ruling a country as it will nearly always end disastrously if left unchecked instead focus on pragmatism which will most of the time lead to mostly results. Henceforth the capital punishment is a perfectly justified way of punishment and I wish to ask you all who are against capital punishment: is it not just that death is given to those who deal in it eventually?

  7. Who gets to print unlimited war-dollars for whoever keeps the machine alive? How many billions where offered to the Nazis to overthrow Ukraine's government? Our energy supplies are at the centre of this and these stupid muppets tow the party line, poor show on that score. This sh*t will kill innocent people no matter what now. Higher cost of living due to higher energy prices = more people die, simple fact of life for us. These dicks are not far off collaborators sometimes, question their BS when you smell it.

  8. Truth loader I want to support you but omg if I have to watch the unskippable advert of businesses in Britain I'm gunna cry.

  9. And US of course still blaming Russia :). They started too at the beginning they still will. Since when has foreign policy really changed direction?

  10. How about this: Eastern Ukraine goes to Russia, if they hand over land in other regions of Russia to locals who want to belong to the adjacent countries. It would be unfair if people are only allowed to join Russia, but are denied to leave it.

  11. I am a French immigrant in Zürich, and you talked about Swiss people as if they were some dirty capitalists who cultivate poverty. As you said the standard of living, the salaries, academic performances and health statistics are among the highest in the world. Switzerland has the healthiest economy in Europe and one of the best in the world. Unemployment is almost non-existent and you really need to mess up hard to fall into poverty. 
    Direct democracy might have its down sides (like the new immigration policy that will harm the heavily immigrant-dependent economy), but I know that most Swiss people just want to protect their country by voting against those socialist reforms, they receive a lot of fruitful internal and foreign investments and want to keep it that way. Also, look at how well countries with a ridiculously high minimum wage and taxes on high incomes are doing… (Yes I'm looking at you France).
    Swiss people are not fascists, they just want to keep the machine running 🙂

  12. Collateral Damage in the Ukraine/Belarus  ..  And China will be investing in nuclear Britian ,, Also, The BBC is selling programming un-edited to China (you cant make this up!)  link to Collateral damage here; http://nuclear-news.net/2014/04/14/kiev-crisis-halts-chernobyl-charitys-e3m-surgery-plan-children-at-risk/  🙁

  13. I just don't see how this ends well for Ukraine. The country will either go into civil war, become a failed state, or worst case scenario is that the U.S. and Russia get even more involved, and no one wants to see that again. I hold on hope that things will straighten up in Ukraine, but that hope fades every day 🙁

  14. Russia is just going to eat up all of it's former USSR countries, unless the UN finally steps in with proper consequences.

  15. The Land does not belong to the Palestinians, the Land was England's before it was giving to Israel by the United Nations. Get your history wright, when Israel came back to her remember HER land, because it was her's When Jesus came to earth . Now just because Constantine hated the Jews he made a change on the world map he erase Judea and put Palestine insted, so were do you get Palestine land from?????

  16. Calling themselves a pro-Russian force is a smart way of keeping some distance between Russia and the actions being taken… Just sayin.

  17. I'm pro death penalty, not afraid to be called anti-Semitic for criticizing Israel and condemning their illegal and immoral activities and hoping Russia has drawn a line in their plans they won't cross so that the situation doesn't end up being a total disaster. Also, pornography is bad for social health. Even though restricting basic freedoms is something China is notorious for, they've taken drastic and powerful steps in a number of ways that will no doubt be a great benefit to society and pave the way for the next generation to be brought up on sound morals. Go China!

  18. Smoke and mirrors people that's all this is to keep us arguing with each other over who said or did what while they continue to exploit us behind the scenes with their true agendas. Whether or not capitol punishment is moral to you or not is irrelevant. We have two sets of laws man's and God's man judges man's laws and God judges his. They must remain separate to be objective. Evil is just evil and should not be punished with free meals and internet and cable TV for life at the publics expense. All our politicians have been corrupted well perhaps there are a few that haven't yet. We have become to complacent which is now why you see so much unrest and violence exploding everywhere. Those feel that this is their only choice now and that's just sad.

  19. Russia is making fiction about Ukraine and there were WMDs found all over Iraq, and Israel has no Nuclear capabilities, eh 'Murica??

  20. "Fracking should be illegal"

    I disagree, I didn't see any scholarly sources on the effects of fracking from Truth Loader and have yet to see any that have an effect on seismic activity. Based solely on what truth loader says, it's a simple hearsay argument with no merit and a decision should never be made on such level unless empirical evidence shows anything. I welcome any scholarly articles/journals that can be provided. The sad part is, the Galileo search system (which I have access to) provides no relevant articles about this "link" that Ohio geologists have reportedly found and there definitely isn't a copy of their research in academia that is readily available. I believe people should be looking into the actual proof rather than the "we have data but don't provide it, trust us" proof.

  21. Sorry but that just was the second error you did with facts about Switzerland! first you guys claimed that geneva was the capital now your saying that we hade elections to stop the salaries to go over 1:40?! it was 1:12 not 40 sorry but both errors just seem pretty easy to get right.. kind of doubting your your sources! its a pity because i like your stile of reporting and the selection of worthy news, so keep up the good work just don't mess up facts about Switzerland for a while 🙂

  22. Yeah, Switzerland is expensive as fuck. Especially the food is way more expensive than in any other country I've ever been. And I know some people who would benefit from the minimum wage.

  23. While I don't support internet censorship, I think China blocking porn sites is not a bad thing. I think Israel territorial expansion is irresponsible, and Russia interfering in the Ukraine reminds me of Hitler invading Poland…. granted I not experienced any of these events personally in any way… so I'll just ignore it all. :o)

  24. Its good that Israel is talking back some of the disputed territory between Israel and Jordan. Its called the "West Bank" for a reason, West from Jordan.
    Israel must and should own their own land, especially since the geography demands they own the high ground that over looks their cities.

    I'm not sure what Israel owning the land only from 1948 is supposed to mean. As opposed to what??? Israel was a UN created nation and given to them by the British after they took it from the Ottoman Empire.
    The Arabs who migrated to the region were also given land by the UN and they rejected it. They then illegally attack Israel using Syrian, Jordanian, Lebanon and Egyptian military.

    There is not such thing as a "Palestinian people". Just call them what they are – Arabs.
    Europeans have always called Jews, Palestinians. Why has the name shifted to another group with no link to the name? Boggles the mind.

    This is what happens when Amateurs try to invent the news. They have no concept of history or truth. The media is no longer run by professionals. Only Amateurs with an agenda.

  25. 1:10
    So they shut down 270 porn sites, yeah? Sweet.
    At that rate they wont finish "cleaning up" the Internet before someone invents the cold fusion.

    Seriously, I bet even the number of new porn sites going online every month is bigger!

  26. Israel always tops the list for most barbaric. its either they accept becoming Israeli citizens or they lose their entire villages

  27. Remember guys, this is the Ukraine INTERIM government. Not the elected officials or president. And go ahead Russia, invade a sovereign countries territory AGAIN and make yourself look like an idiot.

  28. statistics (not exact). few months ago, Kiev, 1000 pro EU protesters, 1 airsoft gun. now, 100 pro RU protesters, 100 AK47's.. whatever flavor propaganda we were eating for the last few decades you don't have to be genius to solve this mystery

  29. I agree with a lot of this guys thoughts but even if I do I still have to point out that he is still very biased towards a lot of subjects. I am not saying that is a bad thing at all I just mean it would be cool to get to see this from a different person once In a while to get a different point of view which is never bad to have

  30. I was once opposed to regulating the rich too much, as it could also bring issues to individual small businesses. But its gotten a bit crazy, like some CEO's making 200-500 times the lowest paid employee PER HOUR, is just out of hand. 

     Rolling in your bed of money is one thing, but creating an ocean of it just for the fuck of it, well thats just plain evil.

     Its why our economy in the US will always have issues. They pump in more money, and it all funnels into the rich and everyone is like "were all the money go?"

  31. When he brought up Ukraine I though he was going to say it was getting better not worse. I dont know why but it just breaks my heart.. 

  32. If Israel takes some land from the west bank is considered acceptable, then why all the hate for Russia? Someone enlighten me.

  33. Truthloader is pro-Islamic and anti-American.
    I am getting so sick of this crap. Its just a bunch of rich college kids who think everything is just nice and pretty.
    Quoting the PLO like the PLO is legitimate. Acting like Palestine is a legitimate nation when its nothing but Muslim Jew Killing Nazis.
    I hope the Truthloader girl is found my Londons Muslim rape gangs, then she can tell us how peaceful Islam is. Or maybe circumcision would be her pleasure. We dont want to disagree with Allah, now do we…who are we to disagree with Muslims

  34. Israel not only take some land here and there israel has taken  all the  country from palestinian 

  35. I do not believe the death penalty does anyone any good, for who are we to take another human being's life? It is barbaric and immoral. Not only are you killing someone but you are destroying the lives of their friends and family, people who need them and people who love them. I think you should lock the criminals in jail, be it a rapist, murderer, mass murderer, terrorist or molester. Lock them up so that they can hear, for 25 years how they have destroyed or/and taken the lives of others. If they wish to end their lives, let them. 25 years is an awful long time and even after their time in prison they might be rejected from communities and friends. To sit in a sell for 25 years and have to think and hear about what you've done, to be looked at as filth by most of the world is most likely harder than to exit life at the hand of the state. Leaving the convicted alive means that we are not vile like they are, it makes us the better people.
    And what if the convicted is innocent? While you cannot give back 25 years of his/her life, you most certainly can't bring him back from the dead. The death penalty is simply wrong, and the fact that 32 of 50 states of america still practice such deeds shocked me, for it makes one of the most, if not the most powerful and influential countries on our planet very, very uncivilized.

    As to Switzerland… I'm pretty sure we just voted on the 1:12 initiative. Meaning that the highest payed worker can't earn more than 12 times the amount the lowest paid worker receives… It did not pass though. Not sure if I'm glad or not.

  36. The Israelis did give up Gaza completely and well, look what happened there! What's going to be with Gaza when a "peace deal" is made and a Palestinian state is established?

  37. It's funny how Israel's expansionism is not mention (maybe one article) on the western media but Russia's (democratic) referendum of Crimea is considered illegal and communist-like.
    Scary how rich people (bankers, politicians etc) is controlling us normal peoples life and manipulate the truth just to feed them more money.

  38. The same people that think the death sentence is wrong thinks abortion is right.  Whats worse?  Punishing someone with death that is part of our societies problem or killing an unborn baby because its inconvenient.

  39. imagine if Palestine did what Israel is doing? everyone would have lost their minds..
    china no one there cares, they know their government.

  40. Boycott the colonialist criminal state of israel, just like how the whole world once before boycotted the apartheid former regime of South Africa.
    Boycott israel tourims (don't go there) and boycott israeli tourists in your country.
    Boycott "made in israel" products. 
    Boycott israeli students,academics,artists and athletes.
    Boycott your local "zionist" politician,man of clergy: priest of rabbi.
    Boycott businesses that invest in the colonialist state of israel.
    Let's all boycott the colonialist criminal state of israel and its colonialistic racist criminal citizens.

  41. Unless you consider the canaanites belonging to the state of Judea, Israel has existed for quite a long time. Beaten up by everyone from persia, to rome, to the ottomans, and the UK. It is good to see Israel gain some backbone. 🙂

  42. Let's just hope that Russia will not start WW3. Because if it does, our planet will be too destroyed for someone to live in. Everybody knows who the USA likes to help everyone and how Russia likes to keep at least a part of the territories that it invaded. And let's not forget that both the US and Russia have access to nuclear weapons.

  43. israhell is an illigal terrorist state and will be removed of the face of the earth and the real jews will live peacefully with the palestinians again like it always was!

  44. @ofir alon lies??? what lies are you talking about? you mean the amount of bodies that israhell has made??? amount of children killed? amount of STOLEN land it posseses…???? Or you mean the lie israhell preaches… like we are just defending ourselfes???    Let me ask you a question since you are a real idiot! If i stole your home and lived in it for 40 years… and then 1 day you come back to tell me its still your home… And i shoot you and 50 children on the street just because i was defending myself… Wouldn't that mean im crazy as hell???? Well that is what israhell has done… but you just wait and see!!!! Israhelll will be destroyed and the REAL jews will live peacefully with the Palestinians in Palestine like it used to be!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post comment