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it's associated with violence and part and to that usurps it's the drug sellers who fight it out but met them fed them in hydrochloride has been proven by the w.h.o. by the un office on drugs crime to have been annoyed and but you should treat these people not just shoot them in the head you're having fun day yes you'll get nothing from no you want to know you but attention that's not true yes you know it's not we're not sexy a million dollars to fifteen million dollars that's not true twenty eighteen but i thought it was in the budget it is going into the buildings and where we're putting up billions word drug centers all around you about it to treat drug addicts yes i'm in there yes but if they have a gun and they're going to show you all three an awful lot of people here and more doesn't just know that's not where you think there's a. problem to the philippines and see because you're talking from space with what they're saying now you know with the respect of course the u.s. state department in the state human rights watch and the philippine catholic church and you're saying i mean space i can learn it i can only give you those references
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if you're the feeling. there it's safe for an hour and if you were as if i thought them about it you know they said that the philippine stretton book pushers and users i talk to our ambassador and it's a wrong translation. they don't want to sell you to it on the subject of wrong message that we're speaking filipino on the subject of wrong translations as foreign minister is it hard for you to do your job and travel around the world when you let me finish the question when you're a president who says stuff like who jokes about raping a woman who calls the pope the son of a prostitute who calls the u.s. ambassador the gay son of a prostitute that must be hard for you to be the face of a philippine government where the president says he's outrageous offensive thing that's not all filipinos are there now than ever because all the things you said was being said by western media which the president did not see the president did so no he did not ok son the father and son the father the way it said the american something. hey we'll get the f. out of here and what about you know what about joking about the rape of women which you know. i was he was joking it didn't come out and i didn't mention he did not
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know he was talking about what happened in the eighty's and what he said and what the context of it he never jokes about rape is very much about rape and one of the safest places i mean it seems to be understood president. not in the philippines not in the middle east not in china not in russia not the three point five million filipinos in america. thanks for joining me on that frank you very much think my question. next week millions in the americas will celebrate christopher columbus and his legacy but is it one of discovery or destruction from producer look at this week's reality check. fourteen ninety two column but the ocean blue yes it's that time of year again columbus day millions of children have been told the tale of the brave navigator brought civilization to the americas the discovery of the new world by an intrepid european
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explorer what's not to celebrate. it turns out there's quite a lot to celebrate first of all you may have sailed the ocean blue but he didn't discover anything new sophisticated civilizations had been in the americas for millennia before columbus mother jones and even if we're talking about europeans crossing the atlantic it's still a couple centuries later even if it had discovered something is not exactly the type of character want to roam on actually columbus is a rival for the start of a genocide that would wipe out millions of indigenous people many died because of a devastating cocktail of four and. a columbus and his men also massacred those with surprisingly weren't so happy about europeans plundering all their resources who would have thought right and the columbus his sins went far beyond. even want to beat fellow explorers at the time he went too far announcing that there was.
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what's to ravage you mangle and this that's one hell of a job description turns out it's a pretty accurate one to be organized hunts to kill indigenous people just for the museum and chopped up years the noses of the locals who didn't surrender their goal . effectively became the first of a long list of european invaders to massacre natives cross the american continent. and he's also credited with being the first to send slaves back to europe from the americans great guy right and well yes some have renamed columbus day as a way to mark the start history calling it indigenous day or day of cultural diversity over the us states still recognize columbus day as an official holiday so it's about time that we were by the emergency room in columbus and make sure the textbooks reflect the sadistic genocidal invader that he really was.
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furious tirades conspiracy fantasies are diversion to fact and an attraction to violence those are some of the common traits of a mentally ill person they also happen to be traits ascribed to the president of the united states in a new book called the dangerous case of donald trump it's an unprecedented and controversial collection of essays from twenty seven psychiatrists and mental health experts all offering a pretty bleak assessment of the president's mental fitness but is it even possible to diagnose trauma from a far in this way or does this new book provide an essential public service for all those concerned about the sanity of the most powerful man on earth joining me to discuss this about an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at yale school of medicine and the editor of this new book and betty tang a trauma therapist and one of the contributors to it thanks both for joining me on up front finally let me begin with you you conceive don't put together this new book about president mental health you convinced numerous mental health professionals to contribute their assessment all of which together paint a very dire picture of the mental state of the president of the united states why
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did you write this book and in a sentence or two what is the main message of this book. i would first if i may like to make clear that i'm speaking on my own behalf and not representing the views of yale university school of medicine or yale department of psychiatry to answer your question we are a group of mental health experts who have come to a consensus conclusion about an issue that is of vital interest to the public. and the public has a right to know basically that mr trump in the office of the presidency is a danger to the public and the international community according to a study by experts at the duke university medical center body around one in four u.s. presidents who have some sort of mental illness while in office why is trump so special and so different to merit this particular book which calls him a danger mental illness itself does not. involve.
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unfitness for duty an incapacity to carry out a duty it's really the specific symptoms the severity of the symptoms and the particular combination of impulsivity recklessness. an inability to accept facts rage reactions an attraction to violence are prone to incite violence all these things are signs of danger but to your contribution to this book on parks this wider societal impact that trump has had on the us you talk about a post from stress disorder that has spread since the election you say in the book that the trump presidency has been more unsettling in some ways than the events of nine eleven how can the act of one man winning one election cause people trauma is that a bit much a lot of people say. i mean i was curious to me too because it's not a. natural disaster it's not something that's caused anybody any physical harm it
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was a peaceful election however people's reactions out of it. insomnia education instability feelings of being high anxiety i mean it doesn't correlate exactly to p.t.s.d. which is what many my patients suffer from however the reactions need to be paid attention to since so many have suffered from it and i don't see my position as a left or right i see people having a reaction to this election and to this man's aggression of words and and volatility and switching positions constantly as as being not in keeping with the leader of the free world and safety really is the primary concern the trauma therapist to keep. to work with our patients and how to keep them safe and and this is something that's impacting a lot of people in
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a very deep way. the pushbike to this book in your field in your profession has been pretty intense in some ways one prominent psychologist alum from this is a professor emeritus of psychiatry who actually wrote a manual on diagnosing mental disorders he's come out publicly to denounce the very premise the law in the book he says bob behavior is rarely a sign of mental illness psychiatric name calling is a misguided way of countering trump attack on democracy what do you say to him. actually i don't think we're that much in disagreement we are declaring dangerousness which is different from making a diagnosis i am of the camp that believes it is necessary to do a full interview and to to look at all information including any medical conditions any other disorders that could explain or any other factors that could explain the behavior before making a diagnosis so we are not purporting to make
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a diagnosis i have requested that all contributors refrain from making a diagnosis but we are saying that he is a danger and therefore needs to be fully evaluated urgently people say a lot of presidents were narcissists a lot of presidents incited violence a lot of presidents were egomaniacs but you know people didn't write books like this people didn't question their fitness for office what makes trump so special is what i'm trying to get out that you've written this book and well i can tell you as an expert on violence that he has shown many signs of dangerousness the most obvious ones might be verbal aggressiveness history of sexual assault incitement of violence out as rallies attraction to violence and powerful weapons provocation of hostile nations and more recently endorsement of violence which happened during charlottesville. which would create
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a culture that generates epidemics of violence. and sparring with another nuclear power that has an unstable leader and all these things are signs of dangers betty what would you say to people who say that constantly questioning trumps mental fitness for office is pretty offensive to people who do have some form of mental illness but do their jobs perfectly well you don't pose a threat to anyone does this book risks stigmatising mentally ill people i mean one of the contributors jim gillen speaks about the difference between dangerousness and mental illness not all mentally ill people are dangerous and not all dangerous people are mentally ill and i think we as a group are using our expertise to speak out in the ways that we can about the impact of this. individual who is now in this position of power
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but i think at the base he does not hold the qualifications necessary his best qualification is that he's a very very good. self promoter there's been talk of setting up a commission of mental health experts to evaluate every president going forward to provide advice to congress probs about their fitness for office in your opinion if you were asked by congress should donald trump be removed from office based on his mental state should the twenty fifth amendment which discusses what to do if the president has an inability to discharge the powers and duties of his office should the twenty five of the men be in vote what would you say if you were asked that question bambi. well we're merely recommending that procedures be put in place to evaluate as you said every presidential candidate and every president in the same manner that every military officer and every civilian service person is put through that the commander in chief does not is not put to the same test is
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a glaring omission. currently we are advocating for setting up an expert panel to to advise the commission or any legal body but clearly given what you're saying and given this book you put together the conference you held at yale to question some of the stuff surrounding clearly your of the view that there is a case for removing him based on his mental state there are many signs pointing in that direction and so we're calling for an urgent evaluation ok and just one final question if he does have some sort of mental or psychological of these reviews unstable as he seems to be to many around him even republican senate is. how worried should we therefore be that this guy has the nuclear codes on a scale of one to ten and how much of that concern you both well that is our critical concern that. this well his condition is actually probably far worse than people are detecting now that mental impairment
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goes deeper and is far more person per face of people can understand when they are untrained and psychological matters and that the worst is yet to come . but it. ten. i think that as vanny put it is impulsivity his lack of recognition of consequence in any realm be it from speaking against n.f.l. football players to speaking against. it there is no context to his behavior in his mind his solipsism is quite concerning so i think it's something to be deeply worried about turning down the early we'll have to leave it there thank you so much for joining me on outfront that's our show
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up from will be back next week. nine hundred sixty seven and the six day war was at its height a u.s. spy ship the u.s.s. liberty monitored the conflict from international waters suddenly she was attacked by the warplanes of america's closest regional manager israel over two hundred were killed and wounded the front part of the ship was just red with blood what happened that day has long been the subject of cover up a mystery now the truth can be revealed the day israel attacked america a major investigation at this time on al jazeera and monday put it well on. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to form a dry riverbed like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even
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those who managed to escape their countries haven't truly been able to escape the war. like a book at it or is it a listen when they're on line we were in hurricane winds for almost like thirty six hours these are the things that new york has to address or if you join us on set if a member of the ku klux klan but we struck up a relationship based is a dialogue tweet us with hash tag eight a stream and one of your pitches might make the actual join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. turkey and the u.s. impose mutual visa restrictions and a deepening diplomatic dispute. i'm
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fully back to go this is al jazeera live from doha also ahead spain's. a prime minister insists the country will not be divided as pressure grows on the caps on government after a huge march in boston and against independence how one of the middle east to turn away shoes water has become a factor in the kurds drive for independence cross. after fifty years of after his death thousands rally across latin america to remember a revolutionary icon che guevara. thanks for joining us united states and turkey have imposed visa restrictions on each other in an escalating diplomatic dispute over the arrest of a u.s. consulate worker in istanbul he's accused of links to the u.s.
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base clerical turkey claims was the mastermind of last year's failed coup dan estabrook reports from washington. the u.s. fired off the first volley in the diplomatic dispute on sunday issuing a statement saying it was suspending all nonimmigrant visa services at diplomatic facilities across turkey by the end of the day the turkish embassy responded in kind to the u.s. the visa suspension war started just days after turkish authorities arrested a u.s. consulate employees.


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