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for elucidating this intricate problem. complex. i am wondering if we could have each person on the panel say something about what you mentioned. the goal of the wilson center they suggested we try to end the war in syria. another person gave a comment about the willful and ability have to do long-range planning. those comments notwithstanding, -- >> that is a superb question with which to end the panel and take one final round of questions. that would give you time to interact with the panel individually. i think that is an excellent question. we brought the george w. bush
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presidential library to smu where i teach. president bush said he wanted not a think tank but an action tank to read wants action. let's come up with ideas and put them into action. we can make bad jokes about this, but what are we going to do? what are the europeans going to do? the dublin system is broken. it has not worked for decades. what is the new policy going to look like? if you were asked to design it for the commission can build a consensus, what would it be? >> that is a different question. i would say that europe should do try to sit down and develop an asylum and refugee welcoming and policy that is equally distributed according to some parameters that have to be developed. at the end of the day, the
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refugees would not have the right to decide in which countries your she is going to be -- countries they are going to reside. at the end of the day, every refugee could be sure even if he is sent to estonia or portugal, he would have a decent living any circumstances. that would be great to have such a general policy. we are far from that, unfortunately. it will not be imminent. that will be a policy that could cope with crisis like we are facing >> my answer is, has little to do with the immediate issue at hand. in the longer run, it is essential for the european union to work out procedures to penalize members were not
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cooperative and to go far away from the central purposes and standards and spirit of the european union. such measures come on out only that they don't exist but those that do exist could not be applied. if you penalize austria and they tried to do 15 years ago, every other country in the union will believe if they vote for that is next time around, they could get the bad treatment. same with hungry. it is a member of the epp group. therefore, it is impossible short of expelling the countries to to apply any serious measures. this way, the european union, i believe, will face more and more difficulties unless it changes
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this which is not going to be easy. >> you want to get in on this? >> yes. as far as actionable ideas, i think the coast guard will continue to do what we do well. subject matter expert exchanges on search and rescue. boarding officer training. how to do things safely. him areas such as evidence collection and investigative techniques. we are working with department of homeland security agencies and some of our european counterparts, doing that. in malta, we partner with the armed forces of malta. the search-and-rescue training center. it prides itself on bringing neighboring countries in for a one-month coordinating class. i have taught in this
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school. we have had all jerry and and tunisian officers in class for a month. they are learning how to properly execute search and rescue operations. that is half of a read the other half, socialization outside of the classroom. getting to know your neighbors. the international maritime organization's search-and-rescue system encourages collaborative agreements with neighboring countries so it will lead to a more effective and timely search-and-rescue response. i would say continuing to do the things we do well, search and rescue, maritime law enforcement at sea, working with north african and southern european partners. >> that is something the u.s. can contribute in a concrete way. is one of the few bright spots in this whole picture. that kind of cooperation has brought down the death rate.
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i am trying to think of how to be brief on this. the migration policy institute is an entire program. we are investigating things like legal channels for mobility. for refugees, and other migrants. it is not so easy to drive bright line between refugees and migrants. opportunity through labor market channels, through education and training opportunities, for refugees giving people asylum and countries of destination, and migrants of origin. using technology or something where behind on. there is a lot more that could be done. most refugees have access to a mobile phone. 40% have access to a smart phone. that is one of each real
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transformations of this flow. we should be able to use the technology and more productive ways. a more generous attitude is family reunification. it is a key to successful integration of refugees and migrants. drawing in diaspora communities were people already have ties and have established themselves. that is on -- that is important. tois really important develop a long-term prospect on this away from the exclusively emergency response. when things calm down, we tend to put it aside and not plan for the next crisis. we need global solidarity. the united states needs to step up to the plate.
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so does thailand and other countries around the world. of aneed to be part comprehensive way of dealing with these crises. finally, i think it is important to bring you in the final sector of logistics and employment and all of these issues. they are a lot better than governments. the private sector and civil society need to be brought in to that contract. let's go to migration to learn more. >> i think it is safe to say we have had a very intense and enlightening discussion. i hope all of you have learned something. i hope you'll take this back to your workplace and think about it. solidarity with the europeans, with our middle eastern friends who are coping and try tocrises,
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keep hope alive. that is how i would put it. let's think the panelists. [applause] feel free to come up and talk with them. >> this week martin o'malley became the first democrat to file for new hampshire's first presidential primary. we will hear from the former governor next on c-span. on this morning's washington
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journal we look at the latest job numbers. we get an update on the highway funding bill, and we talked to gary kiss barrette about united states russia relations. borrow about united states-russia relations. robert mcdonald will give an update on v.a. health services. his remarks are live at the national press club today at 1 p.m. eastern on c-span. on c-span3 health officials discuss possible ways to improve the health care system. it is hosted by the national institute for health care management. live at noon eastern. >> all persons having business before the supreme court of the united states required to give their attention. we boldly opposed very attornment of japanese americans during world war ii.
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after being convicted for failing to report for relocation, he took his case all the way to the supreme court. >> this week on c-span's landmark cases we will discuss the historic case of korematsu versus the united states. harbor the president sent 120,000 people of japanese origin who lived close to military installations to internment camps throughout the united states. of the is a re-creation barracks. , they did notded have sheetrock or ceilings, they did not have masonite on the floor. it would have been freezing. even in the daytime. the only heat they would have had would have been a potbelly stove. this would not have been able to heat the entire room in a comfortable way.
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>> challenging the evacuation order core mod to order and was arrested. his case went to the supreme court. ind out how the court ruled the war powers of congress with our guest peter irons, author of justice at war. the story of the japanese-american internment camps. and cairngorm onto. director and daughter of the plaintiff. learn more about america and the u.s. government's policies. we follow core monti's life before during and after, that is coming up on landmark cases. on c-span3, c-span, and c-span radio. for background on each case order your copy of the landmark cases companion book. it is available at cases.
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democratic presidential candidate martin o'malley held a town hall meeting at the university of new hampshire this week. the former governor talked about climate change, student loan debt and national security. from durum new hampshire this is 45 minutes. >> i direct the school for public policy here in new hampshire. it is great to see all of you here. all of you interested in public policy, starting a class in the degree program, junior or senior, it is a great deal. that is not why i'm here.
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i'm here to introduce governor martin o'malley. i just moved to new hampshire about one year ago. he for that i'd worked at washington in public policy for many years. i worked in washington but i lived in maryland where had the privilege of having governor o'malley as my governor for eight years. i can say having experienced that: he is a very effective governor. he got minimum wage raised. he got the dream act. he has a real record of accomplishment. really something i care a lot about is in making his government work well and efficiently. something he had done as mayor of baltimore. is one reason why he holds a unique extinction among governors in that era in that he was initially elected before the great recession hit. before the financial crisis. he was reelected after that crisis.
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he was reelected by a greater moeller -- margin that he had won by the first time. he had the same tough choices all governors had to make. of faith that the people maryland have about governor o'malley. i will end it there. i will say welcome. [applause] governor o'malley: thank you. thank you very much. thank you for your kind introduction. thank you for waiting on me. i apologize, i had my cam playing -- my campaign plane was late. it is actually not my plane. it was a southwest airlines flight that i shared with 200 other people. there was an hour delay. thank you for hanging in there. i hope i'm not making you miss class. thank you for being here.
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thank you to all of you who are new hampshire voters. at a time when a lot of us as americans are thinking of money trying to determine the election, before anybody has had a chance to vote, at a time of citizens united were cynicism is very high, the great thing about new hampshire is that it is still the greatest state. one person matters. every individual matters. i know that giving your unique seriously youow take your responsibility to see each one of us. 5, six times before you make up your mind. that is a tremendous service. most people do not get to see each of us. i have some good news, since i -- i've firmlyce secured third place in the democratic run.
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did you enjoy the debate? did you watch it? it is good to have debates. are how the most important offices make the decision. that is your office the office of citizens. let me share a few thoughts with you about leadership. about my candidacy, and about our country. my name is martin o'malley. what he did not tell you is that i am not a former socialist. i'm not a former republican. i'm a lifelong democrat. i am running for president of the united states. i'm in it to win it. i need your help. i'm running for one reason. truth of thebuild american dream that we share.
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the poet laureate of the american dream bruce springsteen wants to ask is the dream alive if it don't come true? is it something worse? we have come a long way as a country since the crash of 2008. arm average very well. i stood in line with my citizens as we fought to defend each and every home against these mindless home grinding machines of foreclosures and job loss. saying that it was a limbo dance in terms of job loss and despair. the democratic party put forward a new leader. not to make the perfect decisions but to make the best decisions possible to move our country forward. that is exactly what he did. months of positive job growth. our nation has now achieved 67 months in a row of positive job growth. that is very good news. this, there isis
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still coming in our country, because of bad economic policy that predated the president, there is in our country today, a growing injustice the likes of which we have never had to address. that there is a growing economic inequality in our country, a growing injustice that threatens to tear our country apart. injustice has many faces, one of them is the fact that eight years after electing president obama unemployment is higher place like baltimore, philadelphia, new york, the president's hometown of chicago. injustice does not solve itself. we have to solve it. the good news is that we are americans, we do what needs to be done in order to solve these things. of the three candidates in this race i'm the only one with executive experience. what does that mean?
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that means that i did not serve for 40 years in washington in the senate. that is not my background. my background is as an executive. pulling people together to get things done. sometimes really difficult things. when i ran for mayor of baltimore it was not because we were doing well. it is because we had allowed ourselves to become most of violent, addicted, and abandoned city in america. some pretty deep lines of division that all of us as americans have inherited around race and crime. we greatly increased drug treatment. we had a better future. it did not make it immune from setbacks. we did save a lot of lies. as i mentioned i had to leave my state through this recession, and what others try to cut their way to prosperity, we remembered
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that no great people cut their way to prosperity. we did more on education. we did more to make college more affordable for more people. to close in our competitive advantages. we raised our goals for minority and women business participation to the highest of any state in the country. we passed the living wage. we raised the minimum wage. what is the common thread they go through all those things? also passed marriage equality, the dream act, and comprehensive gun safety legislation. repeal the death penalty. i would submit to you that the common thread going to all these things was the formula of actions. proficientome pretty as taking these as americans. not words, but actions that include more people than the
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economic, the social, and the political life of our country. that is what we needed to do as a nation. the economics that led us into the big crash are not the economics that are ides tentacle with american capitalism. capitalism is about more enclosure for all. i have one example. my dad did 33 missions over japan. when he came home, him and his fellow gis, because of the far country that understood that the more that they would learn, the more they would earn, and the better our economy would do, they sent them to college with a g.i. bill. my wife and i have four kids. our oldest daughters are 24 and 23. they graduated from college recently. they have a mountain of bills. what a contrast. we were very proud of them on graduation day, we will be proud
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of them every month for the rest are natural lives. we are the only developed nation on the planet that saddles our graduating programs with kids from colleges. we give them a mountain of crushing debt. that is a choice. progress is a choice. job creation is a choice. if we actually want to make our economy work again, then we need to make better choices. you and i are part of a living self-created mystery call the united states of america. the promise at the heart of that mystery is a very real and concrete thing. that promises wherever you start you start, but through your own hard work, your own talent, your own grit and your own love of family come usual to get ahead. that is what earned us the brand of the land of opportunity. what do we need to do? as best i can boil it down i
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think there are three primary areas where we need to make better choices that allow our economy to work for everybody. one is to restore wage and labor policy to the center of our economic choices. the second is to make the investments we can make. make our economy and opportunities expand for the next generation. number three is to square our shoulders to the great challenge of our time. back through those briefly. i will open it up for questions. you have answers i will search for answers. so make sure you put your hand up first. wage and labor policies. effects. for the sound , wefter members americans do not have to put on our false self. we need to remember that our economy is not money, it is people. it is all of our people.
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need a new foreign policy of engagement and collaboration. a new national security strategy. mistake, those things depend on us making our economy stronger at home. what does that mean? that means just as our parents and grandparents, we need to use common sense to allow everybody to get ahead. not just the highest percentage. that means raising the minimum wage and keep it above the poverty line. -- raise it to $15 an hour. the more they will spend. the more we will grow. that is american economics. that means we need to pay overtime pay for overtime work. that is something we stopped doing in the 1980's. instead of cutting social security, as a ton of our people move towards retirement, with , we need to expand
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social security. we need to fight for equal pay for equal work between men and women. paid familyxpand leave. because when succeed, america succeeds. if you want it which is to go for everyone, let's do a few other things. let's make it easier rather than harder for people to join labor unions. let's get 11 million of our neighbors out of the underground shadow economy by passing comprehensive immigration reform. need a pathway of citizenship for all americans. you can applaud for that. [applause] governor o'malley: second, the investments and our own country, there are a lot of nations that are seen a rise in their middle class. that is all good. our course in the world is to lead by example.
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people should be free from want and fear. we need to make the investments in our country, china and india are not going to do it. nations do not build generational wealth and pass on greater prosperity and opportunity by locking cash in a closet. or at the u.s. treasury. instead, the way nations build generational wealth is to invest in the things that actually last beyond wonder generation. think about what you and i are traveling on their parents or grandparents built. think about the structural bar band we need to invest in. think about other things that last beyond one generation and can create cycles of prosperity. formal college. move usrward a plan to towards debt-free college in five years. other than -- rather than the other candidates where the only who went without increasing
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college tuition. there are other investments we can make. investments in research and development. i am 52 years old. in the 1980's and i cannot of high school, the amount of work and our discretionary like education, transportation was twice what it is right now. that leads me to my third point. research and development, q are scum. it is all about greater solutions to human problems. the third piece is that as americans, every generation we have figured out how to square our shoulders to the great challenge of our times. the greatthese times challenge i'm talking about is climate change. [applause] governor o'malley: the greatest business opportunity to come to
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the united states of america in 100 years. speaking from my own party, we sometimes make the mistake of looking at the science and connecting the dots. the problem with doing that is aten times the dots draw's straight line to hell. nobody found fertile ground for success through path of despair. this is the greatest business opportunity to come to the united states in 100 years. i am the first candidate to put forth a plan to lead us to a 100% green electric grid by 2050. i have been spending a lot of times in one of my other most famous states, titus new hampshire and maryland, that is iowa. 30% of the electricity generated in iowa comes from iowa wind.
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that was not true 15 years ago. it employs 4000 people and a new wind industry. see0, and you big trucks with huge turbine pieces on them, the great thing about those is that they are too to make sense to import them from china so they have to be produced here in the united states. economy, what a novel idea. those are some thoughts for you. there are other things we need to do as well. when is the great anxieties that i sense is this, especially among older people -- a sense that we can barely give voice to, and maybe we might be the last generation of americans who is able to give our kids lives that are healthier and with more opportunity.
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i don't sense that is much among younger people. in fact, when i talk to the young people of our country, don't find the gridlock that characterizes our politics. instead, i really encounter young americans who deny that climate change is real or you think we shouldn't do something about it. i rarely meet young americans who want to discriminate against day americans and their emily. -- and their family. that we arels me moving towards a more compassionate and connected and generous place. we are standing on the threshold of a new era of american progress. of the newd leadership to the cross that threshold to take the actions, not the words, to make tomorrow better. you know what? i regret -- our country has never needed us more.
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americans,ually give remember that we are all in this together, that we need each other and that we have to help each other if we are going to succeed. i need your help in this campaign and i know when a guy comes before you and he stands here with 5% national name recognition, which by the way is up 500% compared to where it was in the first debate, that there is a fine line between delusion and imagination. that i'm not mentioning this. our country is looking at new leadership and we will find it in one party or another. because we can't be this dissatisfied with the gridlock politics and the really shout past each other and the way the economy is leaving most of us behind. it won't. need your help, i am excited and a lot of people tell
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me, you are facing a tough fight. i like a tough fight. i have drawn a tough fight. of god that is a way telling us that we are fighting for something worth saving. the american dream is worth saving and this planet is worth saving. i need your help and i thank you so much. [applause] martin o'malley: yes there? [indiscernible] martin o'malley: let me go to this gentleman first. [indiscernible] hi, thank you for being here. i want to bring you to climate change. think you are asking for answers earlier and i think i might have one for you. we can't overcome climate change without
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-- just relying on clean energy, we have to rely on reserves that we are burning on the ground. in order to stick to the two degrees celsius that the world has come together is the , ieptable level of warming am wondering if you accept that? martin o'malley: yes. i do. and let me show you how i have demonstrated that by the actions i have taken. in our own states, we passed the gas reduction bill. 7% up to 20%,rom which almost seems quaint and we passed the builder cut energy brokeption bill and a with my own party and urged the obama administration repeatedly not to allow drilling for oil off the east coast.
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and in the chesapeake bay. i came out against drilling in the arctic. i came out against the keystone pipeline. wants out against that it to go, not like hillary clinton who came out a week ago before the debate. so this is what i believe. some of these things need to stay in the ground. >> a follow-up question. one of the biggest things that , stop newve can do leasing on public land. martin o'malley: i read that the other day. >> and wondering if you would end new leasing of fuel on public ground? martin o'malley: i probably would. we aren't going to get to the clean energy future with an all of the above strategy. we need to be intentional and move towards it. i was surprised to read how much of the coal comes from least
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federal land. what we need to do in broadbrush terms is stop subsidizing fossil fuel extractions. [applause] martin o'malley: yes sir, you have a sign? or libertyy over -- over a violent empire. you mentioned your father being in japan, over japan. empire. the japanese the british empire was the empire that kept citizens as subjects. empire is the causal issue. my take on this, and i am saying this to you, they don't care about all other issues. they are defined by your position on empire and i don't
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care which candidate in which party takes it on, i just want to get empire addressed. it is the dividing point among people and it is the source of the economic outlook. it is the source of the wars of overseas. dealing seriously with the fact that america is acting like an empire which unending disgrace, said that bombing libya -- we are not therefore empire. which struck me like a friday night live sketch. >> do you have a question? my position is: that there is a huge difference between an empire and a republic. i'm not partial to empires. i believe in the american republic and i believe when we exercise our substantial and politicaltary
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powers, it should be done consistently with the principles of a free people, the people of this republic. whether as a government or anythingonals, contrary, we harmed the united states. yes? [indiscernible] am and alumni of the university of new hampshire, i graduated in 2012. pm a young mom, concerned about the future of our young in new hampshire right now. census just came out and said that new hampshire has 32,000 people who are living in poverty. i was wondering if you can summarize what would be your plan to close the opportunity cap for children in new hampshire at across the united states -- what would you do to
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help them in sure that they can't get into a college like i was able to do? martin o'malley: great question. ago, i put outs 15 strategic goals to rebuild the american trailer and some of those are the economic things that i spent my time earlier talking about, getting wages to a in making the investments we need to make in our future. but some of that speaks to the belief that we share in the dignity of all people. some of them are very much problems that are eroding who we are as a people. i'm talking about gun violence and cutting and violence in half. we buried forge a thousand americans since september 11 from gun violence.
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can you imagine if they were murdered by al qaeda? what are you a be doing to stop this kind of carnage? failed shoe bomb attempt and we'll take our shoes off at the airport. have00,000 americans -- we discouraged in america. 1/5 of our kids go to bed every night hungry. so i have the goal of eradicating childhood hunger in america. the difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline and in our own states, we do pursue started asure foundation and he is a beautiful phrase. "solving poverty is cockaded but feeding a child is simple." programs inready place that would allow us to reach that goal, so where kids are concerned, we have to do a few things all at once.
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one is to eradicate childhood hunger. you can't expect kids to learn at the same level as other kids if they are thinking about their stomach for the first three hours of their learning day. the second thing is universal pre-k. the time has come for universal pre-k. we relate to the universal kindergarten game. then, they strive to make college debt-free. and a component of that is to -- i talked a little bit about this and there is the plan online for how we anothereve this, but way we can include a lot more break in our economy and cycles of generational poverty is by making more of the fourth year of high school. would mean that when kids graduate from high school, they have a high school diploma and
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also a year of college credit that can caps on and a skill that could change the. those are some ideas for you. yes? [indiscernible] in what ways do you think the threat of climate change will pose a threat to national security? in many manyey: ways. in fact, we have been oferscoring the huge threat sea level rising, in terms of extended periods of drought. some of the republican candidates laughed at me when i said that climate change was the big could your reading factors to the rise of isil. how could that be? but then the planners in the
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defense department said that was true. prior to the civil war, there was a massive drought that came over and was made worse by climate change, it drove farmers into cities. the regime couldn't deal with the needs of its people, uprisings broke out and suppression followed and civil war followed. the nationstate nearly collapses and then to that vacuum, rises isis. there are many cascading effects to climate change. lance -- one see of my very first -- they always ask what the first thing you will do in the first 48 hours, well, the first thing i will do is sign an executive order, declaring that this transition to an energy future is the highest economic security and
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national goal. yes? >> i am here with the diverse and campaign. the fossil fuel diverse and campaign. in the past year, you did support us. thank you very much. here, we are up to -- he is the chair and i was wondering if you would be willing to urge him to divest unh is investments from fossil fuels. martin o'malley: sure, is he here? [applause] this planet to: needs healing of the deepest kind. i think the movement that is going on on the campus is a very serious thing. when you look at the dollars that you have at the dollars you have to invest, that includes investing in clean and green technologies. yes? >> i have a question.
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he asked about fossil fuels. -- in the united states and leasesic land, on public lands? martin o'malley: i advocated to the previous question that generally it would be away from .xtraction that is the movement, that is what we have to do. >> would you cut military spending? martin o'malley: interesting question. would be cut military spending to keep us out of war with isis? [indiscernible] martin o'malley: let me respond to the gist of your question this way.
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just when we learned to protect ofselves in the domains land, sea, air and space, if , a 50 made rose up, called the internet. mower -- ford for more robust defense against cyber attacks. there was an interesting hearing in congress where the head of fbi and other military people went down the line and said that one of the greatest threats we face as a nation is the pearl harbor a type of cyber attack. we require greater transparency and accountability to the public
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. we need to listen to the needs that we have to respond to threats instead of allowing the defense budget to be determined by politicians. there are some things were the answer is not to do less, it is to do more and cyber defense is one of those. the threat to -- be moved to special ops forces is one aspect, drawing down the size of our standing army is one way to compensate for that. we do need to nuclear -- to minimize nuclear arms in the .orld overall, when it comes to cyber,
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we have to do more rather than less. can i say one other thing? ofetimes in these times scarcity, we get drawn into believing that if we pay for one thing, we have to stop doing the other. but one of the big entitlements i believe we can no longer is that -- can no longer pay such a marginal income tax. yes? hello, it has been a long time since i've seen you and your band play at the farmers market. froma former schoolteacher columbia, maryland. go lightning. they lived on maple avenue. they used to walk by your house on a regular basis. [applause] i saw you the night before you officially declared and it is great to see you again.
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for me, there are two issues. town managerto a and small town manager and small-town government, i recognize how clinically -- how critically important it is. to all of you students, please don't wait until the last moment to register to vote. [applause] one question is, how can we encourage more kids to focus on local government? it has such an impact on their daily lives. my main concern is the harsh denied between the parties and where people have lost their ability to talk respectfully and kindly with each other. and recognize that we ultimately have the same goal. it really is about the different vision of how we achieve that goal, world peace and loving our children and having them have better lives area so i'm curious
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about some of the ways you can help towards that. martin o'malley: there is a lot in that. let me talk about local government at first. are any of you guys political science? a few of you? time in enjoyed my municipal government and local government. and there is a revolution effective in government and in governing that is bubbling up from our cities and our towns, led by fundamentally womenreneurial men and who know that there is no democratic or republican way to fix a potholed or to deliver a city service. traveled around the country before i decided to make this offering, i did a lot of .peaking one of the things that i took away is that most of us feel better about how our cities are
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governed than we did 15 years ago. the revolution that i've seen taking place, is that mayors, who never have the situational advancement -- the ability to have knowledge before everyone else, they weren't intimidated by new technologies, whether it was the internet or geographic information systems. that allowed them to bring forward the new way of governing that measures performance, not in terms of input, but in terms of weekly output. and to put it on a map in ways that are very democratic. if you can log on, you can see it the mayor is filling potholes in my part of town. whereas if you live in a poor area, you can see that your response times when the police are the same in the wealthy areas of town. to any of you thinking about doing things in government, i found it extremely rewarding.
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you could actually see that you are achieving things and other people could see it. and you could bring people together around the one up and start running plays. so that is my pitch for local government. the second thing is, how do we talk to each other? there is an irish singer who does a song and the opening line is "for all of our languages, we can't communicate." "natives." called eagerone of the challenges that we face at this point in time. technology has allowed us to get our technology firm sources that are patterned to our likes. we are able to talk to people and read editorials from only people who agree with our opinions on things. whatnd that we are losing -- one said was the greatest --ength of the republican
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the republic, the strength of our soft ties. that whatever our differences and different ideas as to how to get to a goal, the goals that we share are the same. in the values of all the diversity of religions and faiths and those who have no face, those beliefs that we , the dignity of every person, and advancing the common good, and understanding that we are all in this together -- we have to strengthen those soft ties. this is how i did it as an executive. there are a lot of things that we got done but we would not have gotten done if it weren't for republican votes. three times, i had to try before we succeeded in repealing the death penalty in maryland and i only got it done because of republican votes. before wes we tried succeeded in passing marriage equality. and then we had to defend it in the ballot but that only passed
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because of some republican votes. and one of the things that you learn as an executive is to never declare that everyone who is not of your party affiliation is your enemy. [applause] republicansley: aren't our enemies. they are our colleagues. .hey are our uncles and aunts they are the men and women who, 911 for ae to call paramedic. and they are all citizens, and i have found that as an executive, i called everyone in my legislature all the time, because i never knew what the combination would be for the next tough vote. and if i could help them with ideas that they had to help the common good, i was glad to go little extra mile to do that. and we also used to do bipartisan pizza night at the governor's residence. members,ur republican
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governor, i have been in that house more in your first year that i was when i was under a governor of my own party. that is why you have those nights. invite why do you senator so-and-so? a always vote against your stuff and they never say anything nice about you and now he is in your house, eating pizza. and i said hey, it's just pepperoni. what's he going to hurt? is a't know that there magic way through it, but we do need to talk through it again. i am talking too long, but a woman named betty sue flowers who has a phd in pathology and the value of stories. theled me to the fact that framework of solving problems is a very powerful american thing. when we ask people who we may for theiropposite
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ideas, it has a way of stripping bare the ideology, digging in your feet and bringing you back to the table of democracy. >> thank you. i am the vp of college democrats on campus. as you probably know, over the past several years, there has been an increase in hate crimes against transgender, particularly transgender women of color. i was wondering what she would do to increase protections for transparent -- i was wondering what he would do to increase protections for transgender people in our country. i just gave a talk about this in iowa, i wonder if it is online? in our state we passed antidiscrimination bill against transgender individuals. we passed at first in the city. the city, i became the first local jurisdiction to do that as
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mayor and then we got either the last or second last session in the state legislature. there are things we can do in training of police. there are things we can do in other aspects as well. ultimately, the arc of the history bends towards respectively freedom and dignity are aividuals and there lot of barriers that we have to work our way over and through when it comes to how we treat our neighbors who are transgender. ok. me say again, thank you. if i made you miss class, i hope it was a class you didn't want to attend. if it was a class you wanted to attend, i apologize. i appreciate you coming today and i need your help. let me point out to people. sam? are you the organizer?
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he had a great assignment, he left also more and now he is in he has colde. temperature and their temperatures don't get colder than this. where are our field directors? i would love to stay in touch with you, do not believe that one person can't change the world. you have the ability to change the outcome of this race. i was a. as ago for canada to only had 1% name recognition. dead three times before becoming a real candidate against -- our party always looks to the future and our -- and i need you guys. money, iave a ton of can't pay you a salary -- [laughter] we will be fun:
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banking and one thing you don't know about sam, i can tell you this, he is a great guy but if he doesn't sign up 20 new people every day, he goes home and he cries. [laughter] is unable to go to sleep, i need you for the sake of your country and for the sake of sam. [applause] thank you guys for being here today. thanks a lot. [applause] >> washington journal is next. we will look at today's news and answer phone calls. and this afternoon, robert mcdonald will talk about the challenges facing the the day -- the va. the u.s. house has approved a multitier highway funding bill. and the associated press reporter talks about this during this hour on washington journal.
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