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hello. i'm geeta guru-murthy with bbc world news. our top stories. it's the final day of campaigning before scotland's referendum on independence from the uk. the latest poll suggests the the vote is too close to call. >> we're not going anywhere. we're not drifting off to the north pole. we're going to be the best friends and neighbors. >> there are no four nations on earth that have managed to combine and share resources and have the same economic and social rights with each citizen
ir superintendentable of nationalalty that britain has. cat loan i can't parliament tries again for an independent vote from spain. a vaccine for ebola will be tested on humans for the first time in the attempt to stop the spread of the deadly virus. hello. britain. campaigners on both sides of scotland's referendum debate are taking to the streets of one final day of campaigning for that historic ballot tomorrow. with the future hanging in the balance to win over those still undecided. the overall poll suggests the result is still too close to call.
51% say no, 49% on yes to scotland becoming an independent country. three polls in the last hour by british newspapers, daily mail or scottsman suggest similar numbers. 52% no, 48% yes with undecided voters excluded. i asked what it's like there. >> referendum is on a knife edge. they're calling tomorrow, scotland's date with destiny. people know they may be making the biggest political decision of their life today. 16-year-olds going into the polling booth tomorrow for the first time. what an exciting day for them. as you mentioned, those undecided right now are so crucial who are tied to this today. one of the things we know for scotland, there's going to be a
high turnout, possibly 80%. opinion polls and results we've been seeing might be skewed. there's the margin of error of 3% thank you any way. all these voters showing up perhaps the first time and long time means there's no pattern of behavior for us to look at. genuinely we can say this is simply too close to call at the moment. one thing i can say, i was here last week and today. everyone wants one thing for certain, and that is change. whether a change to see scotland break away from the uk and become independent or simp aly more powers for parliament seen behind me. we want to wake up to a different scotland friday morning. >> only a few hours before scots cast their votes, campaigning is intense. the future is hanging in the
balance. decided voters are the key. scotland's first minister used an open letter to urge scots not to let the opportunity of independence slip through their fingers. he said new powers offered were not enough. >> it's not devil max or devil plus. it's insult of intelligence of people of scotland to rehash these in the campaign. >> the former prime minister gordon brown said party leaders made serious promises to scotland that would allow it to determine its own future without risking prosperity. >> people have had to think long and hard about this. there are thousands set in stone important for the future, not just scott lands but the united kingdom. >> each of the polls puts support for better together on
52% and yes scotland 48%. the polls which exclude don't knows have a margin of error around 3% meaning the the result is too close to call. some engs lish and welsh populationses want powers for their nations too. whatever the results friday morning, debate over the future of the uk seems like it will continue. bbc news. >> one thing that's been fascinating about being here in scotland, depending on the day, you give different arguments. some days campaigners appeal to people's hearts saying do what you feel better for this country. other times they use rational arguments. figures thrown at the voters, particularly around things like the economy. which way would be best in terms of the future of the scott hish economy. fundamental to that is which
currency independent scotland could possibly use. one of the key figures in the no campaign, darling. you might remember him when he was the finance minister in the united kingdom. he's been speaking about what he thinks will happen in terms of currency. >> we are going to strengthen the responsible and powers of scotti scottish parliament to have more responsibility on taxation and ability to borrow, invest more money to schools and hospitals. crucially it would be able if it wanted to raise more funds for health services. that's what it wanted to do regardless of elsewhere in u knchuk. you can get there faster starting friday morning. it's secure because you have the secure base of uk. it's also a better change than you'd ever have if you signed up to all risk, unanswered
questions that inevitably would come from a break over a 300-year-old relationship. there's questions of what jobs would be lost, what currency would be used. this is a stronger scotland in the you knighted kingdom in a way to benefit us and our families for generations to. >> the final message from the campaign. he feels the yes vote could hold this for the future there. he was talking about getting do you think to work friday if there's a no vote, how more powers can be devoted to the parliament behind me. the say yes has a timetable for change and independence as well. >> hasn't been a dry constitutional debate. it's been about what are our priorities, values, where we would choose to invest. we don't spend obscene amounts
of money on weapons of mass destruction. all these things are part of the debate here. there's a general determination of scotland that we can make this work. that's a very exciting thing for people. we actually believe, a majority believes, far more uncertainty for us remaining in the uk. it's only the yes vote we can get the job creating powers we need the this scotland, only way to protect public services including nhs and get the government we've worked for. for all these reasons, momentum is towards yes for some time. it's confident we'll get a yes vote tomorrow. scotland's future is in scotland's hands. >> reporter: you can clooerly see both sides of the debate, both really setting out their campaign strategy today. it's a mixture of yes. head and heart arguments used today. one of the questions that comes
up occasionally is scotland's role in the world should it choose to be independent and more importantly if it was part of the european union. duncan crawford, do we know scotland would automatly become part of the european union if they voted yes? >> individuals here in brussels have been reluctant to speak about that. we have heard from the spanish prime minister speaking at the parliament in madrid where he's been asked questions. in catalonia the regional parliament vote on a resolution that could hl pave the way for independence vote there. we saw last week, hundreds of thousands out on the streets of low barcelona calling for ind pensz. many have been following this
close areally indeed. today it was said that if a newly independent scotland, in answer to a question about newly independent scotland, he said if a new member state wanted to join the european union, it would have to reapply for membership and that process could take a very long time. he said existing members of the union, current 28, would have to agree many in unity. >> reporter: other part as of spain and europe are watching closely. what other separatist movements across europe are looking that the debate and taking heart here in scotland? >> in spain you've got those watching what's going on. in belgium, you have got the nationalists in the north of belgium, french speaking south of belgium.
those nationals want independence there. they're watching what's going on in scotland. a local here as scottish beer ready for tomorrow. he said he was going to throw a party. certainly here in brussels, and elsewhere in the eu, people are watching close mri what happens this scotland. they believe it could set a precedence for movements across europe. >> reporter: thanks for joining us from brussels. people watching closely in europe and around the world as well. there are hundreds of thousands, millions around the world that identify themselves as having scot in them. some have contacted me on twitter and facebook as well. one of the questions i've been asking is one of national identity, yf they overseas feel scottish. others say what is it about the
>> that's quite a fixture geeta. walking around here last night, the flying from all sorts of places. there's graffiti on the pavement. everyone is wearing a button proclaiming whether they're yes or no voter. certainly it's the only issue anyone is talking about. earlier i described the scotland state with destiny. people are feeling that here. passions are definitely running high. interesting day of campaigning ahead of us. i'll be here throughout the day. >> you can't ke keep up to date our website
bbc.com/scotland-decides. and what currency scotland will have if it becomes independent has been looked at already. do they keep the pound? london refusing to guarantee that. what about the euro? does the whole of the uk as it stands with leaving the euro? >> one thing we do know, if if we get a yes vote friday, the pounds in our pocket, value will plummet. thanks geeta. hello. yes indeed the currency question remains. it remains the elephant in the room. it's keeping the foreign exchange market on edge with pounds building, british currency losing value against the dollar and euro. coming up on "gmt," our business editor landfall explain the currency question and the different options should
scotland vote for independence. it's a great explainer. join me over an hour's time for. that. add to the tension on global markets. america's central bank, this is the big boss janet yellen. it wraps up the two day et mooing this afternoon with a statement and press conference that will be watched very closely indeed. fed officials are due to update their forecast pretty much everything on the economy including estimates from growth, unemployment, inflation and interest rates. some economists and fed watchers are predicting a change to interest rates soon, as they've been at the record low since 2008. then again the fed chair, janet yellen will later conduct a media briefing. we'll be all over that like a rash to hear what she has to say. let me update you on numbers. sony expects a deeper loss than originally forecasts. the firm expects a loss of 230
billion yen. that's $230 billion for the year which ends in the forecasted march. the profit warning at sony is result of the review of the mobile phone business. it says there's been a significant change in the market and competitive environment. as a result it's taken a $1.6 billion loss. it's reducing the number of models it produces and concentrating on a more premium lineup. we'll wait and see what they bring out from sony. lots going on. follow me on twitter @bbc aaron. that's it with business. "gmt," more business, and more -- guess what? yes, scotland on "gmt"." >> you love it. >> stay with us on bbc world. much more to come. a new experimental vaccine for ebola to be tested on humans
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this is bbc world news. i'm geeta guru-murthy with the latest headlines. it's the final day of campaigning. will scotland's referendum. the latest poll suggests it's too close to call. a new experimental vaccine for ebola is tested on humans for the first time in the attempt to spread the dead willy virus spreading. the new experimental vaccine is tested here. it's a british trial to try and top the spread of the virus as quickly as possible. the trial in oxford will see 60 healthy volunteers tested against the ebola circumstance ra -- circulating in west africa. it can't cause the person who
took the vaccine to become infected. the first phase of the trial is expected to be completed by the end of the year. 10,000 doses are being produced. the trial could be available immediately to people in high risk communities. our global health correspondent with me. we spoke early tore a researcher involved in the trials. he explained this is absolutely no risk at all to people taking part many the trials. there's only a small part of the protein. i didn't ask are then people going to be ejected with ebola to see whether they get it. >> the way it works, they're injected with the vaccine that contains a single ebola protein. that's completely benign and cannot cause the virus. it doesn't contain the infectious material. it's just a tiny part of it. you need lots of different parts to allow the virus to replicate
itself. that won't happen here. the idea is you give these people the vaccine and it since gait -- instigates the immune system. if infected the body knows how to fight the virus. that's how it works. >> will they deliberately infect people with ebola? >> no. we'll give them the tiny amount. the idea is they build immunity to it. this is how lots of vaccines work. >> how do you test then that the immunity is enough? >> this is the thing with fast tracking it. usually something like this would take five years to get human trials to used on a wider scale n. that time you establish dose, how much is needed. in monkeys where they're more advanced obviously in the monkey stages, they know that if you give a monkey one dose, they can
be immune up to ten months after a second dose, they show more immunity. this is the sort of thing they'll go along. what these tests are designed to do is make sure there's a good immune response and make sure there are few side effects. after that, it's a case of testing as we go along. as long as this basic safety thing is there, that will be in in upmost important during the trials. the other things in terms of dosage is something they'll look at as they continue with this process. nothing is available in wider west africa until the end of the year at the earliest. >> that seems incredibly early. there's always a risk. they can't see a the impact until it's actually ruled out. >> we're dealing with a completely unprecedented situation. there have been long discussions, meetings w.h.o. world health organization about the ethics of this and need. the overall feeling is that we
are seeing thousands of people dying. they're predicting thousands and thousands more in the coming weeks and months. you're up against a difficult decision really. you've got drugs that a have shown promising results in monkeys. let's fast track it safely so we can give what could save many many lives as quickly as possible. you know, yes, they are being fast tracked. there will be some areas that will take less time than a normal situation where it can take years. >> let's hope and pray it works. china's president has begun his first official visit to india with a focus on improving trade ties and resolving the decade old dispute over border areas. the president's plane touched down in the home state of the india's prime minister modi. he'll go to delhi thursday and talk business to modi with aim
of resetting relations between the two countries for a private dinner. after the private dinner today, today is modi's birthday in fact. more now on our top story. the referendum on independence in scotland. of course the polling has been critical in this whole debate because in the last ten days or so, the must bnumbers suddenly like they had narrowed. let's talk to john. thanks for joining us. how reliable are these polls? are the same people questioned over and over again, or are they getting a broad set of opinions? >> i think the answer to your question honestly is we'll find out friday morning whether the polls are correct or not. all three opinion polls conducted today were conducted over the internet. there's an argument inside the
polling industry as to whether or not it is possible to come p uppeup with estimates of what a nation is going to do on the basis of internet polling. the particular question because we're talking of polling in a small country. the number of people who are available to be able to poll in scotland are relatively small. certainly polls that expressed concern about the fact they're going back to the same people time after time. does that put the risk of underestimating the volatility of the campaign? the polling industry is going to be looking at the results on friday morning pretty much with as many tender hooks as both those campaigning on yes and no side. indeed, i think there will be lessons to be learned from this referendum as to the future of polling in general, internet polling in particular. >> john, we have to leave it there.
you're not going to give prediction, just tell me it's too tight to call? >> it's close that you can't be sure who's going to win. >> thanks for joining us there. special coverage live as scotland heads to thele polls and results come in. we're back in a moment with the latest. guess what: your insurance company will only give you 37-thousand to replace it. "depreciation" they claim. "how can my car depreciate before it's first oil change?" you ask. maybe the better question is, why do you have that insurance company? with liberty mutual new car replacement, we'll replace the full value of your car. see car insurance in a whole new light. liberty mutual insurance. are the largest targets in the world, for every hacker, crook and nuisance in the world. but systems policed by hp's cyber security team
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>> this referendum is at a point where every vote counts. a new experimental vaccine for ebola is to be tested on humans for the first time in the attempt to stop the spread of the deadly virus. plus a successful divorce has czech and slo vak split more than twovak split more than two decades ago. campaigners on both sides of
scotland's referendum debate take to the streets for one final day of campaigning before the historic vote. they're doing all they can to win over those who still can't quite make their minds up. the overall poll of polls suggest ises the vote is too close to call. 51% say no, 49% say yes of scotland becoming independent country. three polls announced in the last hours by the daily tell gaffe, daily mail and skotsman show 52% no and 48% yes. let's go live to lucy. what is the mood there? must be amazing. >> reporter: incredible geeta. the tension in the air is palpable. when you speak to people, tears
come to their eyes. they feel passion whether it's yes or no. it's coming down to the very last day of campaigning. we're on knife edge. this referendum is simply too close to call. look at margin of error that is there. things could go either way. we have a massive poll of undecided voters here, people who have yet to make up their minds. people may not make up their minds until tomorrow when they head to the polling stations and perhaps make the biggest political decision on their lives. whether or not they think scotland should become an independent country. it's remarkable whether you look at the cafe where people pick up their coffees, it seems to be the only thing people are talking about. of course life is going on here but such is the import of the decision that everywhere you go, there are flags flying, people wearing buttons on their coats.
on the streets last night, just walking through the historic heart, i saw people writing political messages in chalk on the street. 16-year-olds will be voting in this ref rerendumreferendum. they were walking around last night handing out laef lets. the mood here is tense basically. i can't think of a better word. passions are really running high. graham has been on the streets as well gauging the mood. he brings us this report. >> reporter: on friday morning the eyes of the world will be on mary. it is mary that will will deliver the result of the scottish referendum. >> it's very important in the country's history. it's an important stage. i'm honored to have a part played in that. >> how comfortable are you about being replayed endlessly
delivering results on the internet. >> i'm just really focused on making sure that it goes well. >> reporter: in the streets, on bus, in caves, pub, offices, dinner tables, the debate is every year. scotland is split down the middle. >> i've never spoken about politics to my own family until now. it used to be that's just my job. now we're talking about one of the big things that put yes that produced the swell of attention in the world. it prompted people who assumed it would be close a no win suddenly felt it could be a yes. we started taking. >> the stakes in the debate couldn't be higher. even at the bowling alley, talk is of years of voting labor, social justice, fear, hope.
>> scotland needs to grow up and leave the family home in a sense. i'm voting yes because i've decided scotland is better by itself. we don't need to be led by westerners. i think we're strong enough to do it by ourselves. >> i'm voting no on thursday because i think there are too many unanswered questions, too many cases it's just hope and pray. unfortunately i think in today's global, economic society, we can't afford to take that many chances. >> reporter: the arguments will go on for a bit, but it is decision time. what is likely to be the highest turnout in scotland's history will determine its future. >> we are expecting possibly a turnout of 80% tomorrow. people who haven't voted in
years will cast a ballot and first time voters as well. phrases that come up a lot from both sides is what kind of divorce this would be if scotland does indeed vote yes. no campaign are saying it could be bitter. yes campaign saying it could be a nice kind of separation. i want to take you back 21 years to a divorce they called the velvet divorce that went smoothly when czech slovak broke up to become two nations. we look at lessons that have been learned from this. >> reporte >> reporter: for many this is a historical drama meeting point between east and west. since 1993, the capital of a much reduced country. at the stroke of midnight on
december 31, 1992, czech slovak ceased to exist. astonishingly the decision to divide it without referendum had been taken five months earlier. leading the talks was prime minister, later president klaus. >> very easy to divide the country. >> there was a dispute over gold reserves. >> no, no, no. this is exactly you are not using the wrong arguments. it is very easy to divide the country. the number of people in czech republic and slovak republic is two to one. everything is divided to one. >> that simple equation couldn't be applied everywhere.
a temporary currency union collapsed after six weeks. the slovak currency devalued massively. despite the rocky start, the slovaks have caught up. >> 62% of czechs now few days ago europe announced slovak has the same as czech. >> today czech and slovaks regard their velvet divorce as a success. that doesn't mean there isn't nostalgia for czech slovak. >> people are are happy it happened that way. there was no war or something. still there are few things which are still there in my mind that this was not perfect in some ways. >> comparisons with scotland,
unlike the czechs and slovaks, the voice of the scottish people will be heard. >> so at the moment those polls saying this referendum is too close to call. one thing geeta that is certain is that on friday morning, scotland will wake up to a different future. whether you vote yes or no, the one thing people are unified are on is the fact they want change. whether change having independent country or simply seeing more powers in the scottish parliament behind me. more powers on things like tarks decisions on health care which is what the no camp promised. that's the certainty scotland is never going to be the same again after this referendum. >> i suspect many are waking up friday where they've been up all night watching the results come
in. thanks lucy. if you want to keep a cross on what's happening, we have a special section on the website. the referendum live page following every twist and turn. bbc.com/scotland-decides. police investigating the murders of two british tourists on a beach in thailand say they're considering two other british tourists as possible suspects. david miller and hannah were found dead on the island sunday night. two british tourists are in police custody but haven't been formally arrested. chinese economists and those from the uighur authority are to go on trial. he was detained after questions the government's role in violent confrontations between uighurs and chinese ethnic groups. he's accused of links to separatists. the first parliamently
elections held in fiji since 2006. four governments have toppled in four years largely because of ethnic divides. china's president she jing ping has arrived to focus on close economic ties. he was greeted by india's new prime minister modi. he will travel to delhi thursday and hold talks focussing on trade, infrastructure and border dispute. let's speak to our bbc hindi service following the trip for us from delhi. i know when i've been in india, people say look at infrastructure marvel and expansion. why can't india do the same? there's historic rivalries.
what is this visit about? >> you are right. it's basically the issues around economics. it's primarily trade. that's the primary issue discussed between the two leaders in the next three days. ever since the new government of mr. modi came to power, there's been a lot of talk of relations on the economic front. there's significant because modi recently went to japan where the japanese government pledged billions of of investment in the next five years. many experts believe the chinese president will also probably in all likelihood do the same. the fact remains that both india and china have had a long standing border issue.
despite several rounds of negotiations of border talks over the last decade, there's been no resolution in site. so that's something which is delicate between the to countries. it's only trade and investment which is believed to be the talk of the town for the next three days in india. >> people in india feel largely they have no choice but to improve the relationship with china. china historically closer to pakistan which unnerves india. >> well yes. china was closely watched in india. india has appeared to be taking a lot of interest over the last one decade over the growing chinese investment in sri lanka. yes, india has looked upon these factors with a lot of caution.
it has tried to sort of come up with something which is of neutral interest with both countries. of course the problem of growing indian trade deficit although china remains a trading partner. that needs to be looked upon by the government in delhi. of course the chinese president landed in mr. modi's home state on his birthday. it is of a lot of significance. >> very interesting how this is conducted. today is modi's 64th birthday. there was a picture of him being tweeted asking blessings from his mother. that was trending in india. it's a traditional hindu greeting of course. it's quite a personal start to this trip. modi has made it plain his admiration the way the chinese
have improved internal affairs. >> that's true. mr. modi was the chief minister of the province and made four to five visits to china in search of investment. he's promised chinese investors of giving them special economic zones throughout the country and of course the state. basically he's been talking about investor friendly climate in india. that is how he looks at the future of relations in the coming few decades. >> interesting. china and india represent a third of the populations. could be a powerful alliance if it comes off. thanks very much indeed. good to speak to you. stay with us here on bbc world news. much more to come. my kingdom for a helmet. new research shows the english king richard iii come os to 11 gruesome blows as he lost the
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hello. this is bbc world news. i'm geeta guru-murthy with the latest headlines for you. it's the final day of campaigning before scotland's referendum on independence from the uk. latest polls suggest the vote is too close to call. the president of china arrives in india on a visit both countries hope will improve their troubled relationship. a new experimental vaccine for ebola is to be tested on humans for the first time. the british trial has been fast tracked in an attempt to stop the spread of the deadly virus. the planned trial in oxford will see 60 healthy volunteers be tested against the virus for which there is currently no cure. the vaccine doesn't contain the infectious virus and can't cause
the person vaccinated to become infected. the first phase of the trial is expected to be finished by the end of the year. up to 10,000 doses have been produced. trials are taking place. the vaccine could immediately become available to people in high risk communities. clinical trials of this vaccine are moving very fast. >> it normally takes years for development of a vaccine to come into effective use in humans. this vaccine has been in development several years. animal studies have already been done. they've proved the vaccine is effective at stimulating an antibody response monkeys. the vaccine itself is perfectly safe. it's not going to cause ebola virus disease in any volunteers
or the vaccine compromises the harmless chimpanzee virus engineered to show one of the genes of the ebola virus. it cannot cause the ebola disease. the virus itself only causes common cold symptoms. >> it's just one proprotein. it's one small part of the ebola virus. how can that one small part generate the proper response in the body. >> we have to look at the national history of the infected individual. a person becomes infected, the body will recognize the virus and stimulate an antibody response against the virus targeting a protein on the surface of that virus. the genes and codes that protein has been taking incorporated into this chimpanzee virus. when volunteers receive this
vaccine, the virus will infect itself and the proteinses stimulate the response in a natural infection in the volunteers, or that's what we hope. the senior ukrainian rebel leader has told that the vote will not change the plans for independence. there's no plans to develop a political relationship with ukraine he says. the bill yesterday offers amnesty for some rebels. the separatist strong hold and reaction in the city to the law. >> it's kind of interesting while both here in donetsk and many the other main rebel strong hold of luhansk, we've had quite ca statements saying they're not dismissed out of hand. they're making it clear after
everything that's happened in the past few months, they're not about to abandon their course to some kind of separate identity. they've declared their people's republic in donetsk and luhansk. they talk about new russia as an overaveraging structure but also indicative of the fact they're looking to the east and not to the west for their political and economic allegiances. but when i spoke to andre who is the first vice prime minister, effectively number two of the donetsk people's republic last night, he gave me a rather gu d guarded answer at first. on one hand expressing optimism and on the other hand making that wider purpose abundantly clear. here's what he had to say. >> right thousand we are learning about this law. there are a lot of positives
which we can use for dialogue and foundation for negotiation. that doesn't mean we've altered our direction on the way to independence and russian world. we really don't plan on building any political relationship with ukraine. not federal or any other. we can discuss economic cooperation, social, cultural and other aspects. >> reporter: he also made it clear he dismissed some of the proposals about an anne amnesty. he said rebels were not about to put down their arms. he said the ukrainian forces need to withdraw from their territory first. i put it to him what they're look towards as some kind of separate entity like a bit of forgotten remnant, he said many small countries in europe were proud. they didn't think they were little or forgotten. he described ukraine as one of the poorest countries in europe. a rotten or corrupt country.
it's clear talking to him he has absolutely no intentions of agreeing to anything that would bring this part of ukraine back under kiev's control. now research in the uk has shown king richard iii died many the thick of battle after losing his helmet. he sustained 11 wounds in battle, nine to the skull. he was the last english monarch to die fighting and killed in 1845. his remains were found in central england in 2012. you can watch special live coverage of all of scottish polling results come in. here's jeremy vine with this special preview. >> here is a huge bbc headquarters in pacific. we filled it with graphics to give a sense of what happens on the night of the ref ren cerend
the results come in. we've colored this map from the previous election. we show you how it's colored as votes are counted. we have a three dimensional space operating in two dimensions. look down the edge. it's actually just a screen. inside this board we'll show you the 32 councils of scotland. these are the voting areas in alphabet kal order. it's green for yes, red for no. we'll put percentages on the board as they come through. this is where the result will be decided. on the other side of the room you can see the huge board saying scotland decides. we'll use that to tally raw number of vote as the night goes on. you can see me. i'll take the councils off the battleground board as they declare and put the votes along the balcony here so you'll see
by the end of the night whether it's green for yes or red for no that has won the day. >> all tender hooks here in britain. watch that special program from 2200 "gmt" on bbc world. i'm geeta guru-murthy. see you very soon. reynolds? no. not exactly. to attain success, one must project success. that's why we use fedex one rate. their flat rate shipping. exactly. it makes us look top-notch but we know it's affordable. [ garage door opening ] [ sighs ] honey, haven't i asked you to please use the -- we don't have a reception entrance. [ male announcer ] ship a pak via fedex express saver® for as low as $7.50. [ music and whistling ]
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