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welcome to the weekly if you just joined us this is r.t. with the latest news in the week's top stories had a blood stained end to an era in libya with allegations colonel gadhafi was executed by the interim government troops. breaking point this week violent clashes erupted in greece as people were hit with more sturdy measures evaders up against the clock to try and resolve the debt crisis. battle over barricades nato forces fail to remove road blocks of the disputed. border there for weeks to guard the blockade to stop the peacekeepers. but still ahead this hour we have the weekend sports news for you and in the meantime though the ongoing occupy wall street movement which started over a month ago shows no signs of slowing down and we talk to author and social critic james concern about the phenomenon and what kind of impact it may have on the
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future of the u.s. that is next for me. i. know. how she is sitting down with author blogger and public speaker james howard kunstler so thanks so much for joining us it's nice to be here let's get started with the occupy wall street movement we've seen many media outlets try to ridicule them marginalize this movement as something that's temporary and really just teenage behavior and you've essentially called this bogus in your blog let's talk about what is your take on occupy wall street well first of all i think it's hilarious that all of these scolds in the media are shaking their fingers at these young people and say oh you don't you can articulate your position you have any agenda we're living in a time in the united states when the consensus about reality is so fractured even among people who are supposed to know what's going on that we cannot construct
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a coherent story about what's happening to us and what we're going to do about it so to expect the young people to be able to construct a coherent narrative when nobody else in the culture is capable of doing that i think a little unfair. what's more you can tell just from the placards that they're carrying around when you know where their head to read the the most significant or telling one that i saw said. i have seventy thousand dollars college debt twelve thousand dollars in medical bills i'm twenty two where's my bailout that's a good enough reason to be out there right i think so and i think what it represents is very clear it's the idea that this younger generation feels like their future has been sold out from under them but with major unions joining with seeing a much more kind of mature knowledgeable group of people come out onto the streets
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thousands of people do you think that's reason enough for the media and politicians to really start taking this seriously i don't know if we're capable of really interpretating what's going on politically in our country right now you know i have a pet theory that the more social and economic distress a culture goes through the greater the delusional thinking gets so that you know as the social stress rises the crazy ideas and delusional ideas and tend to increase it's not a very. good it's not a very good set of conditions for you know arriving at a picture of reality if we don't care occupy wall street to the arab spring we saw american politicians on the mainstream media applauding the arab spring yet this is somewhat of a similar beginning of some uprising along those lines isn't cool double standard a little bit too obvious yeah it's amazing it's amazing that we were cheerleading
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for all those people in the street in career square you know anderson cooper was down there and you know all the other. usual media suspects were there cheering for the protestors and in spite of the fact that there were there was a very good chance that the outcome of the revolution might not be so good let's put it this way you know the outstanding feature of the politics in the last three years. it has been that nobody on wall street has had to sit in a courtroom. for the tremendous amount of misbehavior in banking and you know this includes. that can only be described as swindles and frauds well people have been talking about the lack of accountability ever since the financial meltdown some place three years ago but we haven't seen anybody come out onto the streets why now and do you think that this movement could end up
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taking america to a better place at least in terms of pushing palet politicians to hold someone accountable if just i do think there's a reason why we haven't seen a lot of protests the kind of things that have been happening to americans are very shameful they lose or draw up they lose their income they can't support their families they can't feed their families their house gets taken away from them you know these are things that tend to be humiliating in shameful and i think that because of the way our system works where you know this is the land of freedom and liberty people blame themselves and they internalize the lot of the bad feelings and then you know they suppress it because it's shameful the combination of the shame and the anger that's all kind of mixed up with that has not really expressed itself and it may take a bit more to shove it over the edge and may take you know
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a bit more hardship now in one of your articles you say the hope invested in obama will end up in a museum of lost hopes along with the integrity of t.v. news i want to ask you if this were to be obama's only term as president what would he be remembered like in history well i voted for obama i think that he's probably all said and done he's probably a decent chap but it also appears that he's either a hostage to history or hostin. certain factions most in our culture and economy like the wall street bankers. remember over a thousand people were successfully prosecuted for the misdeeds in the savings and loan scandals of the late one nine hundred eighty and early one nine hundred ninety s. no significant figure from the banking community has really been even sat in a court room and had to answer for any of their their deeds you know there have
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been a couple of fluky cases including bernie made off you know these are outliers these are the marginal cases but really the heart of the system hasn't been touched i think that. mr obama will be remembered as a kind of a spectacular failure and i also think that this is a period of history that is comparable to the eight hundred fifty s. in the usa that was the period that preceded the civil war and it was a period in which political institutions were failing you know an interesting thing happens in situations like this institutions lose what's called legitimacy with missy a reason to exist and the faith among people who have subscribed to the their beliefs that they are worth believing in and you know we're seeing a grand failure of legitimacy now in the political system in the usa and it's
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rather frightening you really sort of forecast every year for for the year ahead what the united states should await and your forecast for twenty eleven you said that the number one question really is kind of political economy floating like a when he aloon off gusts of sheer fakery how's that balloon pops yeah well i think that the air has been going out of it steadily but surprisingly slowly for three years and you know we're the whatever pin. in this balloon you know where we are it seems to be located at the moment is over europe with tremendous questions about the legitimacy of the european union and the banking sector more more generally but you know all of the banks in europe and north america are. interrelated and there's no chance that what happens on one continent is not going to affect another i think that there sooner or later we're going to
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see similar problems in the usa the air is going out of the balloon. it's been remarkable that the fabric of this bubble was so strong but when all is said and done it's a fabric of faith and confidence that the system is meaningful and sustainable and people are beginning to doubt that that that is if we could return to the role of the media you return to this issue in your blog quite often you've written that they shout down invited guest commentators pander to their demographic and dissed their rivals for ratings what role do they play these days well you know culture goes through cycles when institutions. take various forms acquire a certain legitimacy and then blow it throw it away and i've seen it happen in my lifetime where you know the the authority of the evening news on the networks was
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unquestioned but what's happened is that you know i think that the media has lost its confidence it's certainly in a great state of. convulsive transition we do know that younger people tend not to really get their news from t.v. at all you know they mostly get it from the internet. there are very few kind of vested legitimate authorities on the internet who are trust. news bringers they all appear to have an agenda of some kind or another whether it's a left wing right wing capitalist socialist you know we ever want it is and you know i think we have a long way to go before any of these things are sorted out and it's one of the reasons that we can't construct a coherent narrative about what's happening to us do you think the united states could face its own her story i prefer to call it
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a reset because i don't think it's the end of the world or the end of culture or the end of america i think it's a reset of culture but it can be very very painful and you know there will be a lot of losses involved of property and status and you know things that were important to people that they're going to lose and so we have to somehow be prepared for this period of history that's very difficult but i think we're seeing is something that i did expect that we would mount a campaign to sustain the unsustainable because of our tremendous psychological investments in the stuff that we've got running you know we've put all of our national treasure into building freeways and building these massive suburbs and building all of the accessories and furnishings for them you know the strip malls and the malls and all the you know all the stuff that comes with them. that's where
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our national wealth has gone you know we're not going to just kick it into the garbage can without a struggle. but i don't think that it's going to work very well for us anyway so the final in the final analysis what i think is going to happen is america is going to be dragged kicking and screaming into a reset of daily life james howard kunstler thank you so much time. the libs. just say.
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it's just so. very warm welcomes you this is your news today protesters on the polls say they have. essentially it's a good chance to choose just to get the status of the human experiment to get explosives. weeks you folks in misrata is what it snows gibbs let me try it sensibly come to me and it's gone changelings us financial temple the research
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clambering to meet a no confidence in markets and. wants to be seen trade imbalances recession look to the nations close to collapsing the subprime loans close. to fail switchblade sinkin feelable making his us crash seven and smashed ceiling seems to dislike all the classes and in streaks the construction he'll just programs increase the total economy. the latest news in the week's top stories a martini
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a bloodstained and two an era in the bit with allegations colonel gadhafi was executed by the interim government troops. breaking point this week calling clashes erupted in greece as people were hit with more hysterically measures e.d.s. is up against the clock to try and resolve the debt crisis. rattle of a barricade so nato forces fail to remove broken off of the disputed serbia kosovo border as ethnic serbs got the blockade to stop the peacekeepers and. i'll be back with more on those stories in fifteen minutes from now in the meantime let's get all the weekend sports action with dmitri. part of their walk into this course updating the two things for joining us this hour first let's take a quick look at what's making the sporting headlines around the globe. blackout new
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zealand crowned rugby world cup champions for the second time following a close eighty seven victory over france. across in russia other exciting game from north america jules a lot of new follows across the ocean. and the first of a career double it's a tired old america it's a book about of big canapé in the women's singles final become a cop in the russian capital. so new zealand trance eleven rugby world cup champions the all blacks try a thing by the narrowest of margins over a french team and not clones it may have been the love with scoring decide ever but it was also one of the most exciting run try a place for the sides we try to work out going over for the house fifteen minutes in our french captain to read this touchdown eight minutes after the break i was a student all pouty would prove crucial eight to seven running school ends and
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popped the all black stuff to celebrate the second world crown. the guy's a good one. and there is outstanding. i was going through a lot together as richard c. and a lot of the guys try the last world cup. quarter final and the witnesses. there's not words for it quite frankly the contrast of the museum a sure certainly we're always told we always said that the all blacks are the best team of all time but tonight i think i would seem was great in tremendous for you but it was difficult when you did just a tiny bit more here. now football when the russian prime a little it isn't it have retained their top spot following a three one away victory to restore their visited nine minutes to open this tourney registered another go there for two minutes in defend smaller front of the fire
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from the area so the referee had no other option but to point to the sport listen and look at each make no mistake that by the thirty second minute extended their lead to three girls had how much take off to become also called one go back straight after the break but that was it for the house so for one to finish and still on top of the standings. most good meanwhile have got fulfilment standing says this fresh f.c. tom at luzhniki stadium for mail open the scoring for the muscovites ten minutes brazilian striker doubled the lead just before the break i see had plenty of time to fire his powerful short it's a bit top right corner after the break spot substitute matric a human contributed his career is first go for the team to make a free will and finally found the net once again for the home side two minutes before the whistle to seal the final result before. in the
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late game to mail it to stuff for the home defeat by second place a scar north that was finished five drinks then it says is meant in particular. with patrick to his name. to the english premier league now where manchester city have threshed cross-town rivals united six one at old trafford my rehabilitation and example of a double there for the visitors while terrible i just added the consolation goal for alex ferguson's men. city five points clear of their closest rivals united. cannot three one win is against. stop sitting at a time in a while picks up all three points at full on in other games toss them a suspect on the winning track as they defeated two girls who won first place trial to surprise in the last relieves the boards queens park rangers. and now let's take a look at brazilian football where current champions luminaires
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a loss to lead to come an error by two girls and missed a chance to move third in the table the visitors opened this scoring eleven minutes into the game. i thought come oscar miss fielder found the net from the penalty kick three strike appeared to be too strong for a few minutes as goalkeeper diego thirty five and went up in first half injury time to abolish the cross. at the near post by philip to finish their miserable night after the hosts referee in ca with leila sent off learn to use several minutes before the final whistle. over to tennis now where the has won her first ever career double duty title the kremlin cup that soft. in the women's singles final here in moscow i think counted turns out there are three sets it was a stunning player so open a rather easily six three but the eight seed throwbacks back in the second as she
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wanted on a tie break. and we decided to take that seven five match and the trophy. in the men's game it was. claimed the title following a straight sets victory over truth and defending champion because of troitsky top seed tips ravaged opening set six thought it was a bit more confident in the second one two games there to win the cup. now the north american sport of lacrosse has become an unlikely pastime in russia the exciting game drawing a lot of new followers here this here is considered back up and now because planes . like ross has recognized is that all this north american sports with origins in the field century the native americans he took it to be heard even went as far as calling it the little brother of war many amendments have occurred since stand alone its popularity in the us indeed worldwide to flourish. is
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a team game so it's got that competition thing is in the air so it's not here three dimensional you think it's more scope for ten or clever stuff like that you know you've got you've got your stake in this guy yeah it's like a stake sort of itself i think very. well because i think it's kind of fun is ok you get a padded up you know you're not going to get hurt really if you see there's no like i got the ball and suddenly like four guys to land i think it's ok by me you know it was like course has been a surprising revelation for russian audiences despite having few domestic players and just to be clubs one each in moscow and st petersburg this poor state sure is growing and every match between the rivals is a leading man at the moment foreign fans are in the majority in the stands. i think in russia it's a console it's you know it's a brand new sport and i think you know we have a lot of americans a lot of british people here who are trying to play with the russians and the
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russians how to play the course and hopefully integrate into russian culture it's a great game for young people because it's kids of the us but i dynamic you know it's good to see that they're to come to get stronger and to make friends the reality like ross has been until in big games in one thousand know for a night in a weight with candidates up in the poor human both occasions it's also the national some was more of the country the physically demanding pastime with its full context downs not too dissimilar to the country number one sport ice hockey oh i was looking for team mates to play hockey and got into lacrosse and now i like it not a lot of people here know anything about again and i like to watch people's amazed . faces when they see my stick and helmets in the streets it has a lot in common with hockey so i mean the shooting i mean the game itself strategy involved it's pretty similar to hockey hockey's parker here so i mean i think you definitely grow in russia there is still a long way to go full across before it becomes a well known sport on russian soil please be enthusiasm of the people really doing
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it here is anything to go by the signs and it will happen sooner rather than leave anything out of or achieve. and follow very sad news italian rider marco symon child has died after a crash at the malaysian military to pay ransom in surpassing a twenty four year old wealthy buy to buy a ton of heaven after appearing to collect adverts and bullets in a rusty american writer also states serious injury fellow italian russell was able to return to the pits the race was immediately stopped after the tragedy so in a challenge and i'm not happy rider for two seasons following that checkered career in the lower classes so yet another chance of being in that sport. where the medical staff arrived on him he was unconscious. because their heart that arrest them started c.p.r. you're part of a suspension we don't ask you needed
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a medical center you also doctor of our stop didn't come out and opened up those he was intubated it was possible to. take off some blood from the thoughts and the c.p.r. was to continue to that for forty five minutes unfortunately it was not possible to help. six fifty six we had to go clear he was bad. ok up to date now more sports news from around the globe in toys time tayo not see whether his next. question was that so much tax payers money i mean it was is and a real mystery is it weapons of mass as they should you tube facebook and twitter are your favorite tools even to bring segments of society together and. from the
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days of the manhattan project in one thousand forty two the university of california has been involved through the science of its provision and scientists and their relationship versity you see since day one has been in charge of researching designing and testing nuclear weapons and to some extent producing weapons every single nuclear weapon inside a star single was designed by university of california. we don't warm it's. to get of the city of california was selected as the closer because the army needed scientists to leave their earthly positions. a group of protesters interrupted a university of california border regions meeting to demand the school's severed
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ties with the nation's nuclear weapons program.
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