'Sup you beautiful bastards,
hope you're having a fantastic Thursday welcome back to the Philip DeFranco show and let's just jump into it. And the first thing
I want to talk about today are updates around the student protests that we covered yesterday.
Yesterday we talked about all the people standing up speaking out,
but also the likes of people like
Superintendent Curtis Road threatening three days of suspension if anyone protests or promotes awareness and from yesterday
we saw a lot of individual stories pop up.
We saw some schools in the United States
try to keep their students from
participating. We saw many students facing obstacles that campus
administrators created to prevent walkouts, here are just a few--"Hawthorne High School has locked us in and blocked all exits not allowing us to
participate in the walkout, but we wish to be out there with everyone." Another saying, "Also the school sucks
for having an assembly right at the exact time the walkout is supposed to be, they probably did it on purpose and nobody could leave." We also
saw claims that there were other schools doing fire drills, tornado drills at that exact time
We also saw examples like this one: "Today
my school was not allowed to walk out or else there would be consequences
so all of us students met in the gym for
17 minutes to read the names of the victims and have a moment of silence so figuring out a way around the rules we also
saw examples of more extreme
reactions, one of the most notable examples was some of the students at Mount Diablo High School in Concord
They broke through a locked gate to leave campus for the walkouts.
We also saw examples of solo walkouts - Rosa Rodriguez a sophomore from New Jersey was mentioned although there have also been reports that there were
about a dozen people that that left also examples like Justin Blackman from, North Carolina
there are also reports that there was someone doing a
counter-protest that received pushback according to this post during the national school walkout a student at New Prague High School in Minnesota held a sign
that said guns don't kill people people kill people a student the school said he was escorted off the property by our principal and threatened
to be put into a police car. "We don't" "yeah, we do" "Policy 505"
"Supreme Court's" "505 says you can't put anything out unless you get 24 hours."
Why what do you think?" "I'm gonna go stand outside then."
That said and I think it's important to note on a lot of these stories where it's just a lot of pulling from social media
We're seeing these claims
But we don't know what happened before or after the videos were shot and following all of this a school released an incident response on
their website saying "Yesterday,
approximately 100 of our high school students participated in a walkout as did many of their peers across the country. The walkout was conducted peacefully
conflict. Since then, attention has been focused on a sign that was present during the walkout. The district has a policy that such items must
be submitted to and reviewed by school administration at least 24 hours in advance,
compliance with the district's policy to protect the exercise of students' and employees' free speech rights while taking into consideration the educational objectives and
responsibilities of the school district, the sign was moved to non school grounds.The district has an obligation to enforce this policy without regard to
No student was disciplined and law enforcement was not involved with any of the students present during the walkout and that policy is known as
"A time place and manner restriction" aka the policy that seemed to be mentioned in the video: policy 505
That said, I am of the personal belief that whether you are for or against gun control,
you shouldn't be singled out and shut down if that claim is accurate, that is bullshit.
But it's also important to note that there are people that argue
that that's not an enforceable
policy this because as the
ACLU mentioned yesterday schools cannot restrict your political protest and speech unless you are advocating for violence or illegal activity so you have people saying
the school's policy infringes on those rights. Also, thanks to these walkouts,
we had the sister of a convicted mass murderer
pop up in the news. Morgan is a sister of the disgusting monster that killed nine parishioners at a Charleston
South Carolina Church in 2015. Morgan is an 18 year old student who goes to A C Flora High School in Columbia
South Carolina and reportedly she posted the snapchat message that said: you're walking out for the allowed time of 17 minutes.
They are letting you do this. Nothing is gonna change. What the fuck you think it's gonna do
I hope it's a trap and y'all get shot. We know it's fixing to be nothing but black people walking out anyway
No offense of course
But... What a dumb garbage person you are Morgan. Wow, just wow. Just a quick note to the other bigots out there
It doesn't make what you said not
racist if you say no offense and after learning about the post the school staff called the school resource officer
and she was quickly arrested and according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department,
she was then charged with one count of marijuana possession and two counts of carrying a weapon on school
grounds, this for reportedly carrying pepper spray and a knife with her on campus
Which once again brings me back to what a
stupid garbage person you are.
You brought weapons and drugs to school the day of the protest?? So that's where I'm gonna end this one and it'll pass the question
off to you, Oh, what are your thoughts around all these different stories?
And then let's talk about Internet records being broken. If you didn't catch it last night the Internet was given one of the more unexpected
crossovers between Tyler Blevins aka Ninja fantastic twitch streamer and Drake. Yes really and over the course of the entire
stream, he saw kim.com roll through
He was then later replaced by Travis Scott and juju Smith Schuster who joined the squad and the stream completely destroyed the twitch
single-player stream record. I feel like we just talked about it a month ago is around three hundred eighty eight
thousand concurrent. This stream had around six hundred thirty thousand concurrent viewers at its peak. There are also reports coming out that ninja gained over
90,000 subscribers during the stream. Also if you're not familiar with twitch a subscriber there is different than a follower
There is money associated with subscribers and for me personally my general reaction is I'm really happy to see this. One,
I think it's good for online creators in general obviously very specifically streamers here to be taken more seriously
I mean the numbers just speak for themselves at this point you have to have your head pretty deep down in the sand to ignore
that. Also, based off of everything I've seen from ninja, and I've only become aware of him over the past three weeks,
it seems that the gaming community or at least the streaming community has a fantastic new face.
And this kind of just feels like the tip of the iceberg
I am excited to see what happens next. There was also another celebrity slash social media company's story in the news,
but this one was not positive, this one involving Rihanna and snapchat. A few days ago people noticed and were pretty pissed off about an ad
that appeared on snapchat. It was for a would you rather game and it offered the option slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown obviously a reference to the
2009 assault story. People saying it was disrespectful,
disgusting, people asking how the fuck did you approve this because according to the company's own
official policy that this couldn't have really just slipped through. Their official policies saying all ads are subject to our review and approval. We reserve
the right to reject or remove any ad in our sole discretion for any reason. We also reserve the right to request
modifications to any ad and to require factual
substantiation for any claim made in an ad and a spokesperson for snapchat did reportedly respond saying "the ad was reviewed and approved in error
as it violates our advertising guidelines. We immediately removed the ad last weekend once we became aware.
We are sorry that this happened."
But then today we got an update to this story because Rihanna has
responded kind of funny enough and somewhat telling of where people are moving more and more, Rihanna
responded in an Instagram story saying "now snapchat
I know you already know you ain't my fave app out there.
But I'm just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess.
I'd love to call it ignorance
but I know you ain't that dumb. You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to
domestic violence victims and made a joke of it. This isn't about my personal feelings because I don't have much of them, but all the women,
children and men that have been the victims of domestic violence in the past and especially the ones who haven't made it out yet, you
let us down. Shame on you! Throw the whole app-ology away."
So just in general not the best press for snapchat right now
of course it's still reeling from their last stock drop and also as I'm recording this story that their stock is down 4% today
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always are in the description down below. Then let's talk about things getting a little more real with Russia.
Just a quick recap if you're not familiar with the story,
you didn't see our coverage on it last Thursday, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found
unconscious on a park bench in the UK last week and it turned out that the two had been poisoned by a nerve agent and are currently
in the hospital in critical, but stable condition and Sergei was most likely targeted because he was a Russian double agent.
He's a retired Russian military official who was convicted of giving identities of undercover Russian intelligence agents to the UK in 2006.
But then after that he was traded along with three other prisoners for ten Russian spies and
so he's been living in the UK since 2010. And since the attack, more
information start coming out the word started getting a little more serious and then yesterday morning British Prime Minister
Theresa May gave a very notable speech to Parliament, a speech where she condemned Russia and listed how the UK plans to take action against
the country, actions that include expelling 23 Russian diplomats. "Under the Vienna Convention, the United Kingdom will now expel
23 Russian diplomats
who have been identified as undeclared intelligence officers. They have just one week to leave.
This will be the single biggest expulsion for over 30 years
and it reflects the fact that this is not the first time that the Russian state has acted against our country."
But that's also not where it ends. Here's some of the other highlights this morning. "This morning I chaired a further meeting of the National Security Council
where we agreed immediate actions to dismantle the Russian espionage network in the UK, to harden our defenses
against all forms of hostile state
activity, to detain those suspected of hostile state
activity at the UK border. We will also table a government amendment to the sanctions bill
to strengthen our powers to impose sanctions in response to the violation of Human Rights, so we will increase checks on private flights
customs and freight. We will freeze Russian state assets wherever we have the evidence
that they may be used to threaten the life or property of UK nationals or residents." Also saying foreign Russian Minister Sergey Lavrov no
longer has an invitation to the UK. "So we will suspend all planned high-level bilateral contacts between the United Kingdom and the Russian Federation.
This includes revoking the invitation to foreign minister Lavrov to pay a reciprocal visit to the UK."
Also adding that the UK will not be sending an official representative to the World Cup this year
which is of course in Russia and unsurprisingly,
this did not make the Russians happy. The Russian embassy to the United Kingdom releasing a statement saying on 14 of March Russian ambassador
Alexander Yakovenko was summoned to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office where he was informed that 23 diplomats were declared persona non grata.
We consider this hostile action as totally unacceptable,
unjustified, and short-sighted. All the
responsibility for the
deterioration of the Russia-UK
relationship lies with the current political leadership of Britain and the thing is around Teresa May's speech. It wasn't shocking that she gave
it is a very specific reason as to why May did all of this yesterday. The UK had actually given Russia a
24-hour deadline to explain last week's attack and Tuesday at midnight
Russia missed that deadline and part of the reason the deadline was there in the first place, I mean there had already been
understandable suspicions that Russia was behind this. But on Monday when the deadline was announced May also revealed that the nerve agent used to poison
the double agent was something called Novichok and it's that specific nerve agent
that's one of the reasons many in the UK firmly state that Russia was behind the attack. Novichok is a very rare and
deadly chemical that was developed in secret in the Soviet Union in the 1980s and so because the UK feels so
confident that it was this specific nerve agent and thus it makes it most likely that it had to be Russia.
That is why we also saw Theresa May yesterday saying Russia still needs to explain either
why one: they deliberately use this or two: how they could have possibly lost track of it
and then it just happens to be used on someone that is a Russian double agent. "Either
this was a direct act by the Russian State against our country
conceivably the Russian government could have lost control of a military-grade nerve agent and allowed it to get into the hands of others." And on that note,
Russia has responded in a press statement saying "It was emphasized that Moscow will not respond to London's ultimatum until it receives
samples of the chemical substance to which the UK investigators are referring and until the UK demonstrates
compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention that stipulates a joint investigation into the incident for which Moscow is ready. Without that, there can be no sense
in any statements from London. The incident appears to be yet another
crooked attempt by the UK authorities to discredit Russia. Any threat to take punitive measures against Russia will meet with a response. The British side
should be aware of that." So as of yesterday,
it would not be a crazy thing to say that
that Russia UK relations - not the best. Things looking pretty bad, and then today it escalated even more. This
because today, France, Germany, and the United States backed the UK's claim that Russia was the likely force behind the
assassination attempt. President Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron,
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and British Prime Minister
Theresa May releasing a joint statement together. Part of the statement reads "The United Kingdom briefed thoroughly its allies that it was highly likely
that Russia was responsible for the attack.
We share the UK assessment that there is no plausible
alternative explanation and note that Russia's failure to address the legitimate requests by the UK government further underlines its
responsibility." Also for those of you who
may be going uhh this feels like maybe the beginning of a world war
situation... Statement also notes that this is the first
offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War and a statement later ends calling on Russia to live up to
its responsibilities as a member of the UN Security Council to uphold international
peace and security following that a Kremlin spokesman said that President Vladimir Putin has met with members of his national
security council for a quote "detailed
discussion" on the situation with Britain adding "Extreme concern was expressed in connection with a destructive and provocative position taken by the British side" and
then, the story is still not over. The United States announced new sanctions
against Russia and a note here the sanctions did come after the joint statement,
but seemed somewhat disconnected. The Treasury Department announced today these sanctions against Russia
but for meddling in the
2016 election and these specific
sanctions are targeted against five entities and 19 people the statement reading: "as a result of today's action all property and interest in property of the
designated person subject to US jurisdiction are blocked and US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them"
It's what this announcement basically is is that they're freezing the assets of Russian agents that are in US
Dollars and they are blocking US citizens from engaging in any business with them. One of the five entities sanctioned is the internet research
Agency or the IRA. That might sound familiar because the IRA is basically a group of Russian cyber trolls and pretended to be Americans online
and attempted to influence the 2016 election. The IRA was also indicted by a grand jury last month as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's
investigation and in fact 13 of the 19
individuals named and the sanctions have been indicted by Robert Mueller special counsel already. Treasury Secretary Stephen
Mnuchin also speaking on the saying "The administration
is confronting and countering malign Russian cyber activity including their attempted interference in US elections destructive cyber attacks and intrusions
targeting critical infrastructure. These targeted sanctions are part of a broader effort to address the ongoing nefarious attacks emanating from Russia. Treasury intends to impose
additional CAATSA sanctions from our intelligence community to hold Russian government officials and oligarchs accountable for their destabilizing
activities by severing their access to the US financial system."
Also the Treasury Department saying that Russia was also targeting nuclear commercial facilities, water
aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors and a spokesman from the Kremlin responded saying that these accusations of Russian meddling
"absolutely unsubstantiated", and so that's where we are as of right now.
It will be very interesting to see what happens next.
In general, Russia seems to be using the shaggy defense "it wasn't me." Not only do we have the UK making these accusations we now have
other world powers, other allies joining it. The United States then issuing sanctions, making accusations of its own
So it'll be very interesting to see who moves next and of course when that happens,
I'll make sure we cover it, but that said, I do want to pass the question off to you
What's your opinion on this whole situation? Do you think we're going to see further
escalation? Is the situation going to calm down as far as the United States is concerned?
Do you feel like Trump will also push? What do you think maybe
he's going to pull back a little bit use more vague terms say it could really have been anyone...
I'd love know your thoughts here.
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