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russian flags flying over the ukrainian naval forces h.q. in crimea as ukrainian soldiers leave the base following its takeover by activists it comes despite a fatal shooting the day before. the use of firearms. crimea's rejoining of russia was approved by the country's constitutional court celebrated both on the peninsula and in moscow with people saying it is a long awaited return home also. we're telling you this is the paper. further evidence comes to light showing the intimidation tactics used by ultra nationalists among ukraine's new authorities as they forced the head of a t.v. channel to resign for broadcasting putin's address. the country in a state of our people the new authorities in kiev start forming their own
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additional forces to be planned the national guard units and the concerns it raises . in moscow this is all to international with the twenty four hour a day ukrainian military forces have left the country's naval headquarters in crimea after negotiations with local activists who entered the base and raised russian flags there it comes a day after the peninsula officially joined russia following the referendum and despite official authorization from kiev for the soldiers to use firearms. as the details. we know from the town of sevastopol in the south of the peninsula in the south of crimea that peaceful pro russian protesters have indeed taken over the crania naval base no shots were fired only minor verbal scuffles were reported and
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they also raised a russian flag and the russian navy flying over the base but no violence reported it's just about negotiations at the moment i mean what seems to be rather a festive atmosphere here in the crimean capital of simferopol last night there were some very warring developments with the interior ministry of the peninsula confirming two people wore short to dead as a result of a sniper fire one of those was a ukrainian officer grainy and servicemen another one is a member of the so-called self-defense also two people were injured alarming info coming from the prime minister of the been in. the water shots were taken from the same sport with the same weapon in two directions this is the same tactics used in mine done where a single person shot to both police officers and civilians which means this is a provocation and then several intercepted phone calls show it was
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a planned procreation we've got the same situation here. at the same time despite still so much uncertainty over this whole incident key if it's reacting in a very tough way the defense ministry of ukraine has said that the cranium troops stationed at the peninsula may use firearms if needed so this is supposed to be a festivity period here in crimea but still it's pretty tense regarding this latest worrying developments. while the western media seems united in placing responsibility for the fatal sniper shooting in crimea on russia when angle insists that the full details tell a very different story. it's clear this is this is a pattern this is a favorite pattern of u.s. special forces since romania nine hundred eighty nine the arab spring in egypt in tahrir square snipers were used to create panic and terror that said large
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demonstrations against the government. and the evidence as you mentioned earlier in my town square on the twenty second of february this is what broke the agreement between the opposition and the article which government for election in december and various other compromises that that would have shown a peaceful way hopefully out of the out of the crisis well as prosecutor general said that shots were fired at both sides this have a listen to what she said about this incident and i will get further coming from you there is a high probability that the tac was of the same pattern as that took place during sniper attacks on my done in kiev and its purpose was the provocation of violence between the two sides said do you think people are actually going to listen to that oh well the western media is very very rigorous on blocking out anything that calls into question there especially the u.s. dominated media their regime change agenda for ukraine the signing of
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a reunification treaty was cheered and celebrated across crimea as well as in moscow. was. was in crimea people hailed what they called a return home more than ninety percent of voters showed their support for this in sunday's referendum moscow's red square has also seen some large festivities people welcoming the return of the region that had once been part of their country for almost two centuries. so what exactly has changed for people living there well the republic of crimea is now officially part of the russian federation which means the land border between the peninsula and ukraine now becomes the russian ukrainian border the city of service the pool where the russian black sea fleet is based is a separate federal subject within the country it's the same state as moscow and st petersburg and the local population is already being given russian passports whoever they can choose to refuse them and keep their ukrainian papers local
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authorities have also said that pensions and salaries will soon be raised to russian levels well in the ukrainian capital kiev crimea is reunification with russia was not received well and those who dared to broadcast a lot of it putin speech where he explained the move to ukrainians but dealt with in a manner the new authorities are becoming increasingly known full of his reflection the reports. literally involved a man in a beige coat is a deputy of ukraine's new parliament here he is representing the country's information and media committee resigned there is a commission i tell you he talks to the head of ukraine's national t.v. channel first well now the former has this guy i'm telling you see don't sign your resignation of wide shut up and take your hands off like a cold you have to show resistance are the rudder deputies tapped into. we're telling you this is the paper you will sign your resignation with all that just
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because his channel broadcast the russian president's address on crimea you sign it you must. i mean ukrainian. york this is not a ukrainian. bigger militia in turn is a member of ukraine's ultra nationalists a border party condemned by the european parliament back in two thousand and twelve for it's racism anti semitism and xenophobia it grew up from the social national party which has a swastika like logo to the members of these and other far right parties form a major part of ukraine's new political face their methods of becoming the country's new political language the digital whoever they are police is how many of the country's politicians do business today you want to take my gun you come here and take it for enjoying their freedom and bringing them to justice.
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outlaws as. well martin seif of the globalist research center i spoke to him earlier he believes washington and brussels have created a monster well playing with fire. brussels which has acted with great responsibility throughout throughout this whole crisis starting last december is finally very slowly leaking up to the kind of allies it now has in kiev neeleman that sees the rioters violent revolutionaries anti semites as president putin says these are very unstable people this new national militia is a very worrying development and washington and brussels more brussels than washington in fact unleashed this chaos created this frankenstein monster and it's time they woke up to this and tried to reign it in then my dad is a revolutionary in thailand force the creation of this new militia is not a responsible action it's an open invitation to the destabilization of all of ukrainian society and that maybe if opened up
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a threat of civil war in eastern ukraine washington which by the revolution in ukraine all along is now calling for a diplomatic pooling of lloyd's with g seven leaders in europe the white house says it's needed to coordinate a response to moscow's actions as autism started checking the reports extra measures won't be easy to justify. the u.s. and west have been a gassed over crimea becoming part of russia brazen brazen military incursion such action is a threat to international peace and security while crimea has themselves celebrate what many of them are calling a return home. and west is attempting to punish russia after it took steps to protect crimea strict measures against twenty one individuals i have signed a new executive order that expands the scope of our sanctions the true impact of washington's actions is being questioned by u.s. politicians past and present these sanctions are pinpricks and you know we sent the
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secretary of state john kerry aligned and to negotiate with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov that's like sending a cupcake to negotiate with a steak knife washington is wrapped up in an attempt to teach a crash course on the application of double standards the law does mean something. that there are costs attached throwing its own short term memory out the window and we need. to hear. our responsibilities as nations to live by these international laws standards so that we can expect that others will to accusing russia of a land grab at gunpoint russia's actions in crimea run roughshod across all of these fundamental principles and threats in the future of ukraine warnings and threats steal the show there will be additional and far reaching consequences with emotions flying high seeing through the double standards may be hard to do judging
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by what they say a decade ago it was lawful to divide serbia and kosovo away from it by way of a referendum and it is lawful for europe and britain now to try and grab the islands that the moment to argentina latin american country by way of a fake an illegal referendum but when it comes to the cry means you want to hold a referendum and choose a peaceful future for themselves they told it's in. warnings of a further cost to come over crimea reuniting with russia are all the rage as the west continues to pick and choose where on the world map to support and where to reject independence flipping its own principles upon convenience and as they say party washington d.c. faced with the prospect of security forces not hold side with the new authorities give us started forming an additional armed force the so-called national guard is proud to be sixty thousand strong totally independent from the army of the police because our paula slayer reports creating a member of the group may not be too helpful for peace. glory grade
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glory days heroes glory to the nation dance to enemies new recruits eager to fight responding to kids call for twenty thousand men who are prepared to serve perhaps even on the frontline you can never predict maybe through war. kiev's leaders are putting together a national guard an alternative to the regular armed forces they goal to drown out the voices of dissent. most volunteers of battle experience most of them protecting the rights and freedom of the citizens of ukraine of the modern the. the concern is that there are official armed forces present and then there is the right sector the far right militant organization whose leader dimitri abortion claims he's amassed a lethal arsenal of weapons now even the e.u. admits it's worried about the rise of the sixteen this group but critics say there is a power vacuum in kids and the new government is at to be incapable of controlling
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these disparate militias. they can't manage it they control the center of best not even all the city there have been incidents on bank robberies office raids extortion so we can't control it now and they won't be able to in the future. it's frightening for people here people like calexico one in who is sure it's only a matter of time before the weapons are aimed at him and other production supporters who just doesn't legally here on even the civilians we received information not long ago that weapons are being sold for one hundred dollars a one kalashnikov assault rifle and three magazines we called the national guard recruitment office in donetsk and found it's pretty easy to sign up to target. or. that of my brother because you're working. gregor the only other one this is the recruitment officer weapons are being
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distributed to men who admit their military background is sorely lacking. there are many men who haven't used an assault rifle for a long time in the unit and it's like a course for young soldier we have two weeks to learn how to use the machine guns that as well as tactics and discipline more than anything people here want to live in peace but with so many armed groups and weapon seemingly flowing freely they fear that the scene is being set for even more instability policy r.t. donetsk eastern ukraine. diplomats are debating over crimea the saudis have already voted for the real facts national geographic says it will mark the peninsula as part of russia according to its principle to map the world as it is people would like it to be or the story online for. washington's tough stance on damascus is putting off the chances of a diplomatic solution to syria's crisis more on this after
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a short break. its technology innovation all the developments around russia we. have. dramas that can't be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. faces change the world writes never.
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so picture over six days leaves long long distance from roads to love. local. t.v. . a series of strikes has been carried out by israeli warplanes on several of syria's military facilities and the claims that was it retaliation for the roadside bombing of its troops in the israeli occupied part of the going out hoyt's even though the perpetrators of the attack is still the defense ministry has blamed forces reportedly going to the rebel jihadist. ordered the syrian government to suspend its diplomatic missions in the u.s. american story also told the court reporter explains the reasoning behind the move
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the obama administration has ordered the syrian government to suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the u.s. and not include an embassy in washington d.c. an honorary consulates in michigan and texas the white house says that this move comes in response to a decision made by syrian president bashar al assad to suspend consular services for syrians living in the u.s. in a statement u.s. special envoy to syria daniel rubenstein said. that we have determined it is unacceptable for individuals appointed by that regime referring to the assad government to conduct diplomatic or consular operations in the united states unquote now while the washington's ties with damascus continue deteriorating the u.s. says it will continue assisting the syrian opposition seeking to overthrow the assad government some would call that quite a complicated endeavor considering that extremists tied to terrorist organizations
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are fighting alongside the opposition in syria and a serious bloody civil war has waged on for three years in that time a reported one hundred forty thousand people have been killed and six million displaced washington's latest move comes as the syrian government has been accelerating its chemical weapons disarmament which is expected to be fully completed later this year that deal of course struck in cooperation with russia no telling now how the syrian government is going to react to washington to washington's latest move. well to talk more on the current escalation of the situation around syria i'm not joined live by modern historian professor mark almond is in our london studios why do you think israel was so quick to blame a sad for this attack even though as we mentioned earlier the golan heights are actually occupied by jihadists. well i think israel probably wants to in
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a sense intervene on behalf of the jihadists in syria because they've been losing ground quite heavily and or there's a big debate in israel itself in whose interest is it that assad should fall many israeli sickles take the view that assad's regime may be something they don't particularly like but it hasn't done anything to attack israel for decades whereas the more radical jihadi groups oracles dedicated to the destruction of israel yet they are also the groups that are supported by some of the friends of israel so i think the netanyahu government we've seen israeli to take a strategic decision to shore sorry mark but we seen it was really attacks like this in the past time we but are you reading more into this do you think there is something slightly different to what we've seen in the past. well i think partly they're prompted by the united states we have to remember that president obama is going to the middle east in ten days time and he was in a sense seeing that as a relaxation from his talents over ukraine over crimea and so on because ironically now for the first american president who has a lot less perhaps a more comfortable problem to deal with the problems elsewhere in the world but
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also partly because i think washington is in a state of impotent fury about the developments in crimea it's lashing out and of course it failed to bring about regime change in syria it hoped the chemical weapons issue would be the cause especially were brought in isolation its allies in there to be able to intervene last september but in fact obviously russia mediated the solution to that little bit the syrian government breached renounce its chemical weapons but of course now as it has been transhipped ing and destroying the chemical weapons it has it in a weaker position to resist external intervention and maybe the israelis are in a sense testing the ground to see what would happen if you have a strike it's because the israelis have their immediate concern with hezbollah in lebanon and even a sense that our server but as you say in this case the people there who attacked the soldiers almost certainly are rebels against a hostile bitterly hostile to the shiite has drawn the excel sunni fundamentalists
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and what do you make of the diplomatic turn of events now where washington is closing the syrian embassy there in the states what sort of signal is that and how significant is that. what it is a symbolic act which carries significance but it disguises the real problem that after all the united states led a group of western countries who call themselves the friends of syria in recognizing as the legal representatives of syria the syrian national council for that national council has really failed to exercise any authority over the rebel groups inside syria and indeed even over many of the disparate groups outside syria so in a way the shutting down of any facilities associated with assad's government is more expression. yes it says. happy that it doesn't want to have an official government from representation from damascus but it doesn't really have any viable people to deal with because the people being fighting against all the rhetoric very radical fundamentalist groups and even saudi arabia in the last few weeks has turned against him or did its citizens not to cooperate with obama has to go to the
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middle east he's going to have a really difficult meeting i think so just briefly diplomacy the view to be working the geneva peace conference has failed all we actually know looking at a military solution. or an attempted one at least well the billet the situation shifted on the ground clearly the syrians army the government forces have been gaining ground and the withdrawal of support by the saudis is undercutting some of the more radical militant groups and the tensions between saudi arabia and qatar over for instance the al-jazeera television channel over the support for cattle through the radical groups is causing in many ways a civil war inside the former front of molecules for democracy we have this between the situation with the despotic rules of the gulf promoting democracy in syria now they fail to do that and they fall out amongst themselves so they really are a complicated messy situation waiting three to it all when he goes out to the middle east in ten days professor mark arbib live in london thank you very much indeed for your thoughts. now to some other news in brief in our world update this
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has been fresh air rest in bahrain where security forces clashed with protesters in the eastern city of sitra scores of demonstrators attacked a police station retaliation for the death of protest or during a rally on monday young man reportedly died of tear gas inhalation a large number of bahrain is have been killed or injured or jailed since the beginning of the uprising three years ago. a shooting in the office of the turkish statistics institute in the city of cars has left seven people dead. local media is reporting a sacked employee had to be building and killed six of his former colleagues turning the gun on himself he claimed he was no good at being denied severance pay . lisa ressa fifty seven greenpeace activists of a nuclear power plant near fassel high in the north east of frauds the group in a truck successfully drove three two fences for hanging up twenty nuclear panels cures at the country's oldest plant remains a concern after similar incidents in recent years. and finally in
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our world up to seven hundred students and activists have broken into taiwan's parliament in protest of a trade pact with china about a thousand police officers were brought in to restore order but demonstrators defied attempts to victim from the building it's feared the deal if ratified by parliament could hurt taiwan's economy and leave thousands to lose their jobs some fear it will also help china break by one of its control. the american invasion of iraq eleven years ago today eventually leading to the complete devastation of the country more than one hundred thousand civilians were killed in the warfare of many still continue to die due to the rise of extremist movements in the country almost three million lost their homes and many of them remain displaced even today and the bloodshed hit heavy on the wallets of american taxpayers with washington spending two trillion dollars on its campaign. like today in actual returns is program going underground and his guest is american former assistant secretary p.j.
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crowley. is it the white house or the british people that control foreign policy this still no sign of any reports from the chilcot inquiry into britain's invasion of iraq so we asked president obama's former assistant secretary of state about his view of the so-called special relationship. news in just half an hour from now the mean time here and i wanted to mention of creation of engineers and designers russia as small as it can be watch our report on that in just a minute. quite often countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa's a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a colony of someone's home leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so they have to beg from the world bank's development of social programs goes to
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pay back debts whole country is drowning under the amount of debt that they did and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same amount of money to pay back oh this can all that money really. the wages of dead. woman and children on the news. most women use is work with martin luther king said i have a dream obama is to tell me i have to draw. drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties that for the most part they have been very precise six flights. this small body on the ground is a little girl and just next to her is
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a little boy of eight. it's. we do some of her service also which of the countries afghanistan is all the one that i can confirm that we are operating in. afghanistan is the only other country like. afghanistan still country. right on the scene. first street. and i think pictures. on our reporters twitter. and instagram. could be in the moment on my.
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house and you train five three to seven days to cause a scene from moscow and it's just st petersburg. the lower freight train five three zero nine has departed from human to come check . well you know military train five to zero four is moving from such a station to the naval base. of mobile the it should go towards the eastern bridge.
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so you do it usually happens that when people talk about a project like this they have three basic questions about it with the how much does it cost when much time will it take to build. when will it break even though both of i have the exact same but very solid and awfully convincing on so to all three of these questions i don't know you. well obviously it would be difficult to start any partnership with me when you begin at this kind of starting point the war that's why i came to the conclusion that if i wanted to make something i should only rely on my own abilities brought up was that he used to be a factory instant petersburg that specialized in making a space for space products back in the one nine hundred ninety s. i became one of the owners. good morning good morning. the whole of them you know
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when i was making enough money to be able to afford to travel if i had plenty of time to relax during these trips but my heart had a burning desire to put this energy to good use. but first i want to create a model of ny times and petersburg if you will the book but when you sit down at the table that's when you really get your act with science i realize that some petersburg wouldn't be enough if it would be too local and too small it seemed to me that i could try to achieve something bigger with the idea of gradually it turned into the idea of creating a large scale model of russia. is a job and i wanted to because if you ask anybody in the streets the eight hundred meters is an enormous area in comparison to most apartments that have an average
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size of thirty to forty square meters this is the equivalent of twenty apartment that's very large pools of of that when we started installing things and i started making the first layouts if i was told that i couldn't fit in the whole country was or even i'm just a tower district. right i mean it will to me and knock me off my feet box again i guess with links to the got. here which if i understand with certainty that a hundred square meters is insignificant even a thousand what help. what might seem to remember what we were going to do here we wanted to make a village where carving out a small farming area that all gardens sheds out houses a scarecrow so you mean to say the farming areas will be partly separated by a sad and a fence i know they'll be a fence between them between the houses yes the fence between neighbors despite the love people have for each other they've always had fences between their plots. your
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catalyst i wanted to become a doctor in your head so i could help people but when i was eight or so my parents sent me to art school. that's how everything took off. raising children age definitely much simpler in real life you go to hell than solid bird with been planting these sound flowers for five months there are over twenty thousand of them. i came here at tell me nine two thousand and eleven my friends and i just popped and. sure when we entered the museum i was taken aback i was walking around in a daze one year. i was fascinated by the scale they mound of detail the fact that little cars were running and i could understand how they worked they even had accidents i was shocked at what in washington it turned out that the team was working on this was small i wanted to
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join to. draft over to me and i happened to be looking for a job at the time my friends asked me do you want to work here and i said yes but actually hold mean to say gays office said meet alan fonda ham and i said i want to want to care about. listen listen to those here russia has the largest country in the world but to the least in terms of area is the way that means that if i set the goal of making a model of it to the scale of one to eighty seven but there will i would need to have an area equal in size to a country like great britain. at this point so it was extremely hard really difficult to understand what i had to do and i realized that in order to compensate for this i would have to get rid of some things leave out certain details to not add up as. well to work for twelve to fourteen hour shifts a day but the model itself was being worked on around the clock day and night for years and i was practically living the. summer of love of
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a whole i was able to put together its. of top notch people which is extremely important. they believed in the project and consider it to be a part of themselves part of their lives. let's say look we have to stop putting it on the rails it has to be placed in such a way that this does can see it because they've always when i first came here the western part of the project was just a frame covered with plywood you know a flat table on the eastern side and they were starting to build the landscape. i was just amazed by the scale of the project i could see the potential of what might come of all this. i started working here as a model maker so from the very bottom. then i was promoted to railway manager. constantine i need another wire with well if
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you compare us to the real country to the real russia i guess i'd probably be something like the minister of transportation. in the euro mountains we've got what we call mission control or mc for short this is the system that controls the whole model is what it controls the railways it regulates vehicle traffic and it controls the system the changes the time of day from day to night and vice versa. from what you're locomotive five thirty three. all the royals ready. for a c.
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in order to have as many different kinds of trains as possible travelling around russia we use revolving exchangers. they're all controlled using a computer. but each one of these exchanges can store up to thirty trains when one train pulls in another takes off to replace it. i've seen the day we discussed a nice scene. from the north. i have already started what. one can any seen star itself by building a landscape. first it's good to both might seem like it's easy but it's actually not at all so that you need to create mountains hales and various terrains thoroughfare for example to a right we have a we just seen a better you stand a whole year working on this is how it turned out in the end. we had
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a lot of challenges along the way like for instance we didn't know how to make snow piles i sprayed just our snow bags. we had to glue icicles create transitions from winter to autumn may differ in slides show people playing in snow put together winter parks and build this now pieced. what's the muscle we need to make a six switch so route twenty six to make sure that the other parts of the route run properly or let's try installing the switch now. we set directions with the help of switches in order to diversify traffic currents around the model but i
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why this similar to tran way switches. right now we're installing precisely the same kind of switch so that we can change the ca's directions. with a current thanks to a post-graduate work assignment after i graduated from university i got a job at a scientific research institute in a top secret lab the work for the ministry of defense. i was involved in developing communications systems for russia's military defense. when my friends invited me to work on the model as a regular electrical engineer i didn't quite understand what i would be doing at first. route seventeen has a small field try pressing button twenty five. but then sort of rows of me blanche he took me aside and said do whatever you think is the right thing to do this phrase put me in days. will probably have to change the railway is fine now
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thanks. to the top part of russia was interesting for everybody it's picturesque and exciting but as a technical work i'm more interested in what's underneath russia which i feel at home here so i know everything in. my friend's mother who i worked with at the top secret research institute is still working there. recently asked me to join them but well i've already given my heart to the model. what can be more wonderful than this. the whole thing is a model. sometimes i have this thought this dream of becoming tiny step one eighty six that my size and i walk around a little russia he had just talking to all these small little papal.
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a solution to the manufacturing crisis in america factories jobs oh how the patel markets will be able to see a thriving but going to come out of me. history in the making crimea's return to russia is at the center of an east west standoff not seen since the cold war sanctions are being met these sanctions long will the west bank be legal government can deny the people of crimea self-determination. in justifying their stance they're citing all sorts of what they see as international passage in costs
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of the coming referendum but the response that they're hearing from the west is that what you're doing is illegitimate but what we have been doing. a measure if you break into their story. america does is right. for other people for sundries like russia countries like australia but whatever america does. america doesn't.
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when we wanted to create a realistic mobile that would represent life you know you're through with life as it really is. in the far east for example the coast guard has stopped an illegal vessel arrested its crew and some siberian tigers are probably going to see them on this small riverbank in siberia prospectors a search team for gold in the tiger horse that brought across some of the bad guy comes and received advice from those also reclusive hermit living in the tiger. in the north the scientists have found the remains of a woolly mammoth. to live by rule hide in tents his wives are preparing dinner. by the way the house of the northern cities are standing on pillars not on the
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ground and just like in real life. like in the sound way to do my favorite scene and if a mate among all of interest to you is the one in such. a way a little boy has telling a woman speaking suit saying. i'm painting the ground for a fellow with agile gardens and a forest. crush i painted planned the gras is a difference tones and sound completely at random without any particular order but at. the hard part is that i have to take breaks. like the day on the model lasts fifteen minutes while night last two minutes at the
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end they gradually falls from east to west. or take back as historical as soon as you've painted the scene an airplane glue it's only gets dark the glue dries up and you have to start over again. or to store and it will have i think for us here in tree mail the area that separates the village from the railway that i would like to design is seen near the village depicting haymaking people in the shell the harvesting hay cutting grass. at the end of it's an artistic image an idea an artistic vision and not from a single artist but several it's our version of what a lot of people don't understand that
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a lot of visitors don't get it. with they're always going to be people who criticize you just go to the well frankly speaking we're always respectful understanding and welcoming of any criticism if you will of the real result will in our far east region there's a military air base that is combat helicopter sitting on a holy. ones i'm a man came up to us the whole i understand he must have had some connection to this field with what he said about the walls guys you know vehicle with number thirteen that we got and where i was in a thirteen as an aviation research corrected at the. same day. to day which is just a normal oh very often it's offensive and really just a pity when people start criticizing us without having looked at the moment all the way through the whole while they'll say things like what you have submarines there so there should be a roasted pig but we do actually have a cook standing there holding a roasted hague to meet the summary and upon its return. we knew they have this
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tradition in the navy and we put trainers because. it was one of those it's also hard to imagine russia without its famous would know. where the let's why we have so pieces of unique buildings that were made without using a single nail. just to be honest i lost count a long time ago of how many people are currently living in our model of russia. but i know for sure that the population can be measured in the hundreds of thousands. by the police making and the rest of them are.
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much the boy in the blue sweater standing near the zoo please don't touch the model . too long group visited us helicopters also play to a band it's a quite a lot of work to a story it's just a question of a little toy people go missing all the might be missing a body parts. like a hedge or a leg. because we have a specially designed rally where the inhabitants of all mobile of protesting. could be on protesting against any political system instead of the protest against the sometimes terrible treatment they get from visitors who vandalized. their standing with picket signs to monitor the people respect that it was simple but they don't touch them.
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you know the difference between our model and european models is that ours is not a railway model it's a model of our country. the real way is not actually the key component here you know only serves to bring life to the model. yes but if you travel throughout the real russia by train it would take you will most a week to do so but in the model of the train from st petersburg to moscow runs from fifteen to twenty minutes at an average speed of twenty centimeters per second so. there's an accident group six and what happened there a train has come off the trucks we should find out why. there's something wrong
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with the switch. everything here is just like in real life and just as in real life we have accidents on the look up with the sighting they might happen because of a speck of dust on the tracks in the dirt particle falls there it could lead to an accident or everything's fine you can start let's go. so we've always had a few countermeasures to prevent it because since the very beginning of this project it is. we installed special equipment that incredible amount of various absorbing caucus in addition there's a two prong system inside the whole system which is as well as the first of these measures is that the exhibition hall is pressurized in order to expel dust and with your second measure consists of simply repeatedly washing the floors. i often have to walk on the model south and on the water to finish the thanks people seem
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and. it's got all of our it's god there must survive a shot. also
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that i really want to depict pretty revolutionary times and victory in world war two and the one yeah yeah i always do mediately came up with an idea of how to do it myself we created a huge film studio where they kind of shoot movies and we've constructed all that. most years but here we have a scene of the royal train arriving but i live on the opposite side a locomotive is pulling a flatbed with you loaded with film equipment you know here which are put out the. most colossal we have massive decorations that demonstrate filming
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a movie about world war two and i mean. for tanks artillery soldiers trenches explosions or everything is on display there. as to what the quality of detail is such that you basically can't fully examine the scene this without using binoculars. but it was sure of the same time there are people filming aside for a movie nearby which attests to the fact that a lot of contemporary movies are being made in russia. how is the u.f.o. being held up look it's not standing on anything. but i'm placing houses dividing plods and putting cars in place. some people have already arrived at their country houses some are still on the way the houses are
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very beautiful they've got carved tschiderer is an extraordinary law called residence. so while it seems that everything is ok on the whole your. local grocery and there is a little car over there about and yes well you better apply a little rust colored paper that right now it looks to know you. the idea is basically complete although it's a little pricey here a little simpler there the only got serino i think you've done an excellent job as usual for.
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now that i think about all the challenges we faced the difficulties and complexities it seemed like we wouldn't be able to do anything with them. there's a wonderful russian proverb that comes to mind over the hands to what the eyes fear . and it sums of our experience perfectly with we would often be scanned by that we kept on going. risk a person would have to be crazy to sign up for this project sometimes we can't believe it ourselves that we accomplished all of this.
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woman and children continues to be knowing the close women news is working with martin luther king said i have a dream obama is today to me i have the john. drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties. for the most part they have been very precise six flights just out of. town this is small body on the ground is a little girl and just next to her is a little boy of eight just so. we do some of her service also which on the contrary afghanistan's all the one that i can
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confirm that we are operating him in. afghanistan is the only other country that. afghans are still country.
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russian flags fly over the ukrainian naval forces h.q. in crimea as ukrainian soldiers leave the base following its takeover by activists it comes despite a fatal shooting the day before prompting to allow the use of forums. crimea's rejoining of russia was approved by the country's constitutional court agreed and celebrated both on the peninsula and in moscow people seeing it as a long awaited return home also. we're telling you this is the paper. meet for further evidence comes to light showing the intimidation tactics used by ultra nationalists among ukraine's new authorities as they force the head of a t.v. channel to resign broadcasting putin's address. to the country in a state of upheaval the new authorities in kiev stop forming their own additional
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armed force look at the plan national guard unit and it concerns it raises. not from what you said to here in moscow this is r.t. international with the twenty four hours a day ukrainian military forces have left the country's naval headquarters in crimea after negotiations with local activists who went to the base and raised russian flags there it comes a day after the peninsula officially joined russia following the referendum and despite official authorization from kiev for the soldiers to use firearms. has the details. we know from the town of sevastopol in the south of the peninsula in the south of crimea that peaceful pro russian protesters have indeed taken over the
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ukrainian naval base no shots were fired only minor verbal scuffles were reported and they also raised a russian flag of the russian navy flying over the base but no violence reported it's just about negotiations at the moment i mean what seems to be a rather festive atmosphere here in the crimean capital of simferopol last night there were some very warring developments with the interior ministry of the peninsula confirming two people wore shorts dead as a result of a sniper fire one of those was a ukrainian officer grainy and servicemen another one is a member of the so-called self-defense also two people were injured alarming info coming from the prime minister of the been in. the water shots were taken from the same sport with the same weapon in two directions this is the same tactics used in my done where a single person shot to both police officers and civilians which means this is a probation and then several intercepted phone calls show it was
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a planned procreation we've got the same situation here. at the same time despite still so much uncertainty over this whole incident key if it's reacting in a very tough way the defense ministry of ukraine has said that the cranium troops stationed at the peninsula may use firearms if needed so this is supposed to be a festivity period here in crimea but still it's pretty tense regarding this latest worrying developments while the western media seems united in placing responsibility for the fatal sniper shooting in crimea on russia who. spoke to me earlier he insists the full details tell a very different story. it's clear this is this is a pattern this is a favorite pattern of u.s. special forces since romania nine hundred eighty nine the arab spring in egypt in tahrir square snipers were used to create panic and terror that fed larger
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demonstrations against the government. and the evidence as you mentioned earlier in my town square on the twenty second of february this is what broke the agreement between the opposition and the article which government for an election in december and various other compromises that that would have shown a peaceful way hopefully out of the out of the crisis well crime is prosecuted general said that shots were fired at both sides this have a listen to what she said about this incident and then look at for the comment from me there is a high probability that the tac was of the same pattern as that took place during sniper attacks on my done in kiev and its purpose was the provocation of violence between the two sides said do you think people are actually going to listen to that oh well the western media is very very rigorous on blocking out anything that calls into question there especially the us dominated media their regime
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change agenda for ukraine. the gap in perception over the events in both russia and ukraine as well as. media reports have taken their toll on relations between moscow and the west was a chicken that has been closely following the way washington seeing things and joins me now you went to the state department press briefing what was actually said that today. well of below following these this shooting shooting where one member of ukraine military and one member of the self-defense squad had died where obviously there's been plenty of conflicting reports we've been hearing a lot about provocations we saw a tweet come out of the u.s. state department from the spokesperson this person saying basically that it's clear that russia fired the first shot and what we did is headed to the state department for a press briefing and asked where what kind of facts this information and this tweet is based on and this is what happened. in the tweet you're saying that it's clear
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that it actually fired a shot first and that's a pretty serious allegation so we're just curious and i don't see let me just say we don't see how it's possibly true that the russian claim that they were they were they were not that someone else was the aggressor that the ukrainians were the aggressor can possibly be true given they entered the ukrainian base they're not saying that they're saying it's a provocation whereas you're saying that it's very clear they have said that a little bit i think we're ready to move on do we have another topic. well obviously there is a perfect example of how this information war continues surrounding the events in crimea we're seeing these very serious accusations coming out of the state department which turn out to be essentially baseless because when we do ask for the basis of these statements we don't get any kind of nonbeing answers in response which really is quite a shame also at this press briefing we did hear more about more sanctions to follow
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against russia it was said that it's not. a matter of if but when and basically we know that even though the u.s. has been kind of grilled here at home on the sanctions not being strong enough the state department says that they're actually seeing a much more of a bigger effect on the ground in russia. where. the u.s. and west have been a gastro for cranio becoming part of russia brazen brazen military incursion such action is a threat to international peace and security while crimea themselves celebrate what many of them are calling a return home. the west is attempting to punish russia after it took steps to protect crimea strict measures against twenty one individuals have signed a new executive order that expands the scope of our sanctions the true impact of washington's actions is being questioned by u.s. politicians past and present these sanctions are pinpricks and you know we sent the secretary of state john kerry to london to negotiate with russian foreign minister
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sergei lavrov that's like sending a cupcake to negotiate with a steak knife washington is wrapped up in an attempt to teach a crash course on the application of double standards the law does mean something. that there are costs attached throwing its own short term memory out the window we need. to. paid our responsibilities as nations to live by these international laws and standards so that we can expect that others will too appears in russia of a land grab at gunpoint russia's actions in crimea run roughshod across all of these fundamental principles and threaten the future of ukraine warnings and threats steal the show there will be additional and far reaching consequences with emotions flying high seeing through the double standards may be hard to do judging by what they say a decade ago it was lawful to divide serbia and kosovo away from it by way of
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a referendum and it is lawful for europe and britain now to try and grab the islands that belong to argentina latin american country by way of a fake an illegal referendum but when it comes to the crimean see want to hold a referendum and choose a peaceful future for themselves they told it's illegal warnings of a further cost to come over crimea reuniting with russia are all the rage as the west continues to pick and choose where on the world map to support and where to reject independence flipping its own principles upon convenience as they are to washington d.c. the signing of reunification treaty was cheered and celebrated across crimea as well as in moscow. was. was in crimea people hailed what they called the return home more than ninety percent of voters showed their support for this sunday's referendum goes red squares also scenes and large festivities with people locally the return of the
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region that had once been part of the country for almost two centuries. so what exactly has changed for people living there when the republic of crimea is now officially a part of the russian federation which means the land border between the peninsula and ukraine now becomes the russian ukrainian border the city of sevastopol where the russian black sea fleet is based is a separate federal subject within the country the same status as moscow and st petersburg and the local population is already being given russian passports over they can choose to refuse them and keep their ukrainian papers local authorities have also said pensions and salaries will soon be raised to russian levels while in the ukrainian capital kiev crimea is reunification with russia was not received well and those who dared to broadcast a bit putin speech where he explained the move to ukrainians were dealt with in a manner the new authorities are becoming increasingly known for what is a reflection of reports. literally in most of the men in a beige coat is
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a deputy of ukraine's new parliament here he is representing the country's information and media committee of the office resigned there is a commission i tell you he talks to the head of ukraine's national t.v. channel first well now the former happened today is going to tell you see then sign your resignation of live shut up and take your hands off like a told you after show resistance are the rudder deputies tapped into. we're telling you this is the paper you will sign your resignation with all that just because his channel broadcast the russian president's address on crimea you sign it you must. i mean you crane in. your case is not a ukrainian. bigger medicine in turn is a member of ukraine's ultra nationalists a border party condemned by the european parliament back in two thousand and twelve for its racism anti-semitism and xenophobia it grew up from the social national
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party which has a swastika like logo to the members of these and other far right parties form a major part of ukraine's new political face their methods of becoming the country's new political language the digital world where you got this is how many of the country's politicians do business today you want to take my gun you come here and take it all enjoying their freedoms and bringing them to justice. i'm. faced with the prospect of security forces not on cyber the new authorities haven't started forming an additional armed force the so-called national guard is probably sixty thousand strong and totally independent from the army and police. reports creating a member of the group may not be too helpful for peace. glory to your great glory do heroes glory to the nation death to enemies new recruits eager to
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fight responding to kids call for twenty thousand men who are prepared to serve perhaps even on the frontline you can never predict maybe through war. kiev's leaders are putting together a national guard an alternative to the regular armed forces they go to drown out the voices of dissent. most volunteers of battle experience most of them protecting the rights and freedom of the citizens of ukraine of the mind on the. the concern is that there are official armed forces present and then there is the right sector the far right militant organization whose leader dmitri young walsh claims he's amassed a lethal arsenal of weapons now even the e.u. admits it's worried about the rise of the sixteen as group but critics say there is a power vacuum in kids and the new government is at to be incapable of controlling
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these disparate militias riki if they can't manage it they control the center of best not even all the city there have been incidents on bank robberies and office rates extortion so we can't control it now and they won't be able to in the future . it's frightening for people here people like calexico one in who is sure it's only a matter of time before the weapons are aimed at him and other supporters who just give you what as an illegal in kiev on even the civilians we received information not long ago that weapons are being sold for one hundred dollars for one kalashnikov assault rifle and three magazines we called the national guard recruitment office in donetsk and found it's pretty easy to sign up to target. or. that about my brother because you were him. praeger problem is. this is the recruitment officer weapons are being distributed
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to men who admit their military background is sorely lacking. there are many men who haven't used an assault rifle for a long time the unit is like a chorus for young soldier we have two weeks to learn how to use the machine guns that as well as tactics and discipline more than anything people here want to live in peace but with so many armed groups and weapons seemingly flowing freely they fear that the scene is being set for even more instability policy r.t. donetsk eastern ukraine. washington forces damascus to shut its embassy and consulates in a spat which could end the chances of a diplomatic solution to syria's crisis more on this and other stories of the short break. secret laboratory to mccurry was able to build most sophisticated robots which will
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a series of strikes has been carried out by israeli warplanes on several of syria's military facilities to the view of claims that the attack was in retaliation for the roadside bombing of its troops in the israeli occupied part of the go. even though the perpetrators of the attack is still the defense minister has blamed assad's forces says the syrian part of the. rebel jihadists who comes as washington ordered the syrian government to suspend its diplomatic missions in the u.s. . also told to leave the country or report explains the reasoning behind the move. the obama administration has ordered the syrian government to suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the u.s. and not include an embassy in washington d.c. an honorary consulates in michigan and texas the white house says that this move
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comes in response to a decision made by syrian president bashar al assad to suspend consular services for syrians living in the u.s. in a statement u.s. special envoy to syria daniel rubenstein said. that we have determined it is unacceptable for individuals appointed by that regime referring to the assad government to conduct diplomatic or consular operations in the united states unquote now while the washington's ties with damascus continue deteriorating the u.s. says it will continue assisting the syrian opposition seeking to overthrow the assad government some would call that quite a complicated endeavor considering that extremists tied to terrorist organizations are fighting alongside the opposition in syria and syria's bloody civil war has waged on for three years in that time a reported one hundred forty thousand people have been killed and six million displaced washington's latest move comes as the syrian government has been
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accelerating in. chemical weapons disarmament which is expected to be fully completed leader this year that deal of course struck in cooperation with russia no telling now how the syrian government is going to react to washington washington's latest move. and in some other news in brief there's been fresh rest in bahrain where security forces clashed with protesters in the eastern city of sitra schools the demonstrators attacked a police station in retaliation for the death of protesters during a rally on monday in memory portably died of tear gas inhalation a large number of bahrain is have been killed or injured or jailed since the beginning of the uprising three years ago. a shooting at the office of the turkish statistics institute in the city of causes left seven people dead local media is reporting a sect employee into the building and killed six of his former colleagues before turning the gun on himself as claimed he was angered at being denied severance pay
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. police have arrested fifty seven greenpeace activists at a nuclear power plant near fessing time in the north east of france the group that a truck successfully broke through two fences before hanging up the nuclear security of the country's oldest plant remains a concern after similar incidents in recent years. seven hundred students and activists were broken into taiwan's parliament in protest at a trade pact with china about a thousand police officers were brought in to restore order but demonstrators defied attempts to evict them from the building it's where the deal is defined by parliament could hurt taiwan's economy and leave thousands to lose their jobs some fear it would also help bring taiwan which controls. the american invasion of iraq nears ago today eventually leading to the complete devastation of the country more than one hundred thousand civilians were killed in the war for many still continue to die due to the rise of extremist movements in the country almost
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three million lost their homes or many of them. remained displaced even today and the bloodshed hit heavy on the wallets of american taxpayers with washington spending two trillion dollars on his campaign well the legacy of the iraq war is in the spotlight today in action returned to show going to ground and his guest is american former assistant secretary p.j. crowley is at the white house or the british people that control foreign policy there's still no sign of any reports from the chilcot inquiry into britain's invasion of iraq so we asked president obama's former assistant secretary of state about his view of the so-called special relationship. the u.k. has produced to be predicted to become europe's largest economy in the next fifteen years but it also has a growing divide between the haves and the have nots five of its wealth is families currently richer in the entire bottom twenty percent of the population as r.t.
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discovered the country's food banks again ever bigger q's. i want to do what a person to to think you know but i've got to say that's my family all our thoughts are they strong. it's another busy day at this feed bank a pin twice a week is just one of more than four hundred feet banks across the u.k. run by the trussell trust charity ok so there are rules. for each of those fourteen story and find out just so consulting on my son is fourteen. carolyn is here with her daughter and grandson despite waiting for a hip replacement she was recently deemed fit to work and had her benefits cut
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she's appealing that decision but that takes time and with little money coming in she's ended up here. i haven't got the money to go round. somewhere and. rent to buy food or do you have. the money can't go so far they have a sort of. a side effect of people smiling do you cyril here you go and sleep. in the past days relying on feed eight have often been homeless or without an income. but the high cost of living and government changes to welfare have meant that not only are the numbers of people using feed banks increasing but the demographic is changing too. now the majority of people tending to feed banks a working age family. until recently the government tried to claim that the rise in feed banks he said
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was not linked to government policy with some m.p.'s even suggesting that the rise was increased numbers of the banks available but a government report put paid to that making it clear that the banks were driven by demand and not by supply further cuts to welfare are expected if the government wants to keep. huge debts i think the big question leaves. me from myself that is a tough question but i think we're probably nearly there there isn't much more because people are already at the edge. so i think the london. for you another piece in the puzzle of the missing malaysian airlines plane the jet for the changed
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direction twelve minutes before the copilot wished good to grow control timeline of the latest developments in one of the biggest ever searches for a missing civilian aircraft. recognition system. even without any information attached. the initial republic which had more than one thousand history could soon make a repair and the people of the province of. have until the twenty first of march to cast their votes on whether to break away from italy or what's pushed people there to seek sovereignty. because the most important reason is a konami the natural as a region sense twenty billion euro zone for their needs but if we kept them it would have sold all the problems we have the idea for going into regions
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independence has been around for years but italy's recent economic woes have set the wheels for succession in motion and that could mean the region is some twenty billion euros better off with outstanding cash to rope. but it's not just about the money there's also the issue of the identity of the people invented to whom the proponents of the venetian refer in the belief have been oppressed for more than one hundred years and now we have this chance to regain their sovereignty through a strong but peaceful show of unity. we want to secede from rome because it's too far from us and he's clueless about our problems it's not something that we came up with recently it's been building for more than one hundred fifty years. norm is a thief they take our money and give nothing back we want freedom from the mantle and its resources the vote is conducted a live in via phone but polling stations have been set up throughout the region if one chooses to vote in person the referendum holds only one question whether
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beneteau should secede from rome recent polls show out of nearly four million eligible voters more than sixty percent are ready to vote yes but their friend him isn't considered legitimate by officials in either rome or brussels perhaps because it shows a worrying trend that people have had enough of what they see as incompetent politicians and because it deals a blow to the idea of european unity which the w. probably the trend is clear in europe aside from beneteau there's also catalonia which is moving ahead with its independence process but there's a person in france that's starting to become a villain the flemish issue in belgium for good is opening wide we all need a fresh start insulting terminations which can be realized through international laws and the un charter but the issue of legitimacy hardly moves the voters invented till the referendum they say is a first but firm step in with claiming their independence in going into region italy it goes cold r.t.
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. well crimea situation is up for discussion i would present a vote on his guests in the crosstalk but with more news with the team in just over half an hour from now. quite often countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa's a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a colony of someone's home leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so they have to beg from the world bank's development of social programs goes to pay back debts cold country is drowning under the amount of debt that they should and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same amount of money to pay back oh this can all that money really helped. the
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wages of debts. and children on the news knowing the close women use it is work oh my goodness i can said i have a dream obama is today to me i have a daughter. and drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties. for the most part they have been very precise six flights. this small body on the ground is a little girl and just next to her is a little boy of eight. we do some of her stuff guess also which on the contrary if guess it's all the one that i can confirm that we are operating in. afghanistan as the only other country like.
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afghanistan still a country at. least. isn't. hello and welcome to crossfire where all things are considered a pure liberal history in the making crimea's return to russia is at the center of an east west stand up not seen since the cold war saying sions are being met with saying sions for how long will the west back the illegal government in here and deny the people of crimea self-determination. to cross the crimea i'm joined by my guest marcus papadopoulos in london he is the editor of politics first magazine in berlin we have many well oxon writer he is
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a journalist editor and reporter and here in moscow we cross to mark slowly he is a senior lecturer and we search or at moscow state university right gentlemen cross-talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want my very much encouraged marcos in london if i go to you first a very historic day i would say in a very interesting speech your thoughts. i absolutely agree with that i think president putin speech modest would have been a speech to the whole world because the contents of his speech. i mean capsulated the views and concerns of millions of people the world over about how america in the last twenty years has been conducting its foreign policy how is aggressively and recklessly been pursuing its own national self interest in different regions and the route around the world from ucas slavia to iraq to libya to syria and i think president putin made it very clear that this is two thousand and fourteen this is not the one nine hundred ninety s.
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this is not the nineteen ninety's when russia was on its knees russia was a weakened america kick to usher in the chief to achieve global dominance this is two thousand and fourteen and russia will be. firmly in the international arena will be pursuing its national interests as any self confide country has the right to do many well and if i could ask you to berlin you were in crimea during the referendum vote please tell me your personal experience what did you see. it was also a wonderful experience for me as a journalist but also for me as a specialist as a german because the experience the mood i witnessed on crimea in the states i was there is similar to the mood into the to the emotions the germans used to have in one thousand eight hundred nine i think this parallel that we can draw. but this is what i witnessed i saw if we were happy people i saw people. being can't wait to
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become again a part of russia they told me we want to come home it was a coming home for them so it was a wonderful experience by the way i spoke also with a lot of other people you wouldn't expect that they would love to come home for example we have in the west in the mainstream media they tell us all the ways that the crimean population is strongly against russia my interview with my conversations i had with them show me that's not true there are some of them and this of course those functionaries who are strongly supported by the european union as well as from the united states or from the west in general they i mean well let me ask you a quick question here in a minute i want to ask you the question is i think it's really important did you see because of what you see here in western media that this was a referendum under a gun would you agree or disagree with that was there was there are. things ahead i'm sorry this is a complete joke to claim this and i mean if anybody claims that this was
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a referendum under the gun who wasn't there i can excuse that he claims this because he wasn't there but if somebody claims this who lost their own crimea i can trust they this person is a complete liar there is nothing to say more about this there was no gun the people were free to vote and by the way i was talking yesterday in the evening when two days ago in the evening when the referendum was done with observers from austria i knew we were discussing all of this and they confirmed as well that this. also a very normal election and they failed to remind it to the normal city elections in any austrian city so this was an extreme civilian normal civilized election that people were happy by the way i was in different voting points the people were coming with their whole families and they ok well a bit of that was that a very important point i want to go to mark here in moscow because i know your wife was in crimea please tell our viewers what she saw and what she experienced. you
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know my wife is ridgeley from the crimea from some for opal and like many experts from the crimea she returned home in order to vote with her family and the vote resoundingly for reunification with the russian federation and they were absolutely ecstatic they were popping champagne bottles in the streets underneath fireworks and the words of my mother in law in particular was i never dreamed that i would live long enough to see this happen so it is very much a returning home for the crimean people but it should be said that this returning home only happens in the context of the events of the last month or so for the last few months in kiev and in the west of the country because while caribbeans felt themselves to be russians they have been more or less content to be part of the ukraine for the last twenty years there have been russian separatist
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movements before but they were always held by the russian federation itself however this putsch regime that has come into power consisting of ultra nationalists and open fascists who have created a cult of worship and national identity around the genocidal nazi collaborators stuff and then there are. the raft of legislation and the pogroms and nighttime raids by these right sector militants that have occurred throughout the country since then have forced the crimean people to suddenly rediscover their russian identity and to turn to russia for safety and i have to disagree in one sense this referendum was held under the gun because it never could have happened if the crimean people and those russian related. forces that assisted
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them having secured the peninsula and allowed this referendum to take place if this had not happened much like we have seen in the streets of hark off done here and lugansk right sector militants would be making nightly raids seizing government buildings beating people on the street threatening politicians to resign as they walk into council chambers with hammers taking up position behind them beating up politicians kidnapping them and making them they kept their positions on the air and we know all of this only because these people are sick enough to record their actions themselves with complete impunity and this that means that it's only the tip of the iceberg because that's all that we've been able to see you know markets in london i think it's very interesting we'll talk about sanctions in the second half of the program but it's interesting to me the people of crimea feel safer now because they're away from these fanatics and care of but you know the west has them
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now it's their prodigy they're going to have to take care of it the finally the news will have to focus back to care of in the west wants to avoid that at all cost . well there's been a lot of talk about the west place in sanctions and of course some sanctions were announced this week and there could be some to follow now because the crimea will become part of russia but i think we do need to bear in mind that we live in the era of globalization all governments all business communities are all interconnected today so if america places a sanction a serious sanctions on russia it probably will have an impact on russia but it's also going to have an impact. on on america but i don't think we should become hysterical about economic sanctions let's not forget that the west never recognized the baltic states has been a part of the soviet union yet the west for out the cold war traded with the soviet
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union so i think that there will be sanctions to follow but how long term will they be and certainly if britain was to place some sort of serious sanctions on russia the british business people british the british business community would be going into number ten number ten downing street and they'd be saying prime minister cameron you are going to be jeopardizing britain's economic recovery by jeopardize in britain's trade two of russia so it's certainly it's not clear cut and i would add this as well that you know taking lectures from the west on the need to respect international law is like taking a lecture from a serial killer on the need to protect human life it's absolutely ludicrous it is all you need to take as you can slavia is iraq is libya and what the americans are doing at the moment in syria supporting islamist militants who are fighting against a legitimate governments in syria so these war words from the west they don't hold
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and they're all despots he is absolutely remarkable men will and in berlin i liked what you had to say about the reunification of germany because it gets down to self-determination why why should the people of crimea be denied when we when we in the west supported at least officially or i guess only when we want to. this is absolutely the question we should ask right now. the german chancellor as well as the chilean president because i mean we should know both condemn the referendum and the separation of crimea or the reunification of crimea with the russian federation but both benefit from the german reunification as well as from east germany they are not west german so they are personally benefiting from that what happened and what they experienced themselves for their own people for the for their own nation for the german nation they don't want to give the office
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but this shows something else that shows us that the german government as well as many other european governments by the way don't act on their behalf when it comes time for in politics they act on the geopolitical behalf of the west of the nato of washington of brussels sprouts and says nothing else than a chapter a nato chapter if we want to save the transatlantic says chapter so germany as well as the other european countries are acting on that behalf and not outspoken not on the behalf of their own national are of the european interest in the market will go to market they may go to market hamas a resident we go to the break here mark i ask all russians i know if they like the idea of what's happened today and they are almost all say yes in the ninety percentile what's your experience yes i think the opinion polls that were conducted showed that i think it was something like ninety six percent of russians approve of what's going on which leaves the four percent to continue a liberal fifth column as the dissenters. the scenes in russia have
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been in the crimea have been completely echoed by the streets in russia were russians have staged demonstrations there should be described more as sorry gentlemen i'm going to just being here we're going to go to a short break and after a short break we'll continue our discussion. on crimea stay with r.t. . please. this is. such. a.
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to notice. faces changing the walls of lights never. told pictures of today's news. on demand from around the globe. up to. fifty. in justifying their stance they're citing all sorts of what they see as international passage in cost of the coming referendum in scotland but the response that they're hearing from the one is that what you're saying is illegitimate but what we've been doing is still full of life emerge if you break into their story. america does is right rules are made for other people for countries like russia or countries like this trade. but whatever america does is right because america doesn't.
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welcome back to cross talk we're all things are considered on peter lavelle mind you were discussing crimea as return to russia. ok mike about democracy in london let's go back to putin speech today he certainly gave a lecture to the united states and its allies about history particularly history of the last twenty years is this a line being drawn in the sand here is russia saying enough is enough and we are we
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can push back. no doubt about it president putin made it very clear that from the day the soviet union collapsed america and its allies took advantage of that they sidelined to usher in the international arena and they did it without any doubts achieve american political dominance in the world there's no question about that i mean you know people like to point out what happened with iraq but you really have to take it back to the former yugoslavia it all happened in the former yugoslavia that's when nato started to flex its muscles there was nothing russia could do about it and then it started in bosnia then carried on into kosovo we then had iraq and then we even had libya a few years ago and i would also say that although. today really does mark the beginning perhaps of a new world order i would also say don't forget about syria because the only reason why there was an american attack against syria last year was because of russia's
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strength if the fighting in syria today has happened in the nine hundred ninety s. yes the americans would have attacked syria and the syrian government would have been deposed so yes today i believe is a turning point but we mustn't forget syria and president putin will keep assuring russia's foreign policy objectives around the world as russia has every single light to do the west doesn't like that because the west for the last twenty years has enjoyed complete dominance in the world. and it will raise every single challenge it will try and put every single school in front of russia to try and cripple it like how washers been suspended. from the g eight and you know i think that's ridiculous and it just shows that russia was never a genuine member. of the g eight and i think russia does need to start looking to forge in even closer relations with china india viet-nam and with latin america to
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mark here in moscow. who said is that the west doesn't like this the west doesn't like that well i don't know if the russian people and vladimir putin don't really care what the west likes and doesn't like is this a new cold war or are we getting into a new world order as marcus said yes i think very much so and one thing that should be noted that actually the events that we have seen in the crimea can be directly related back as well to the events in two thousand and eight when a us backed neo liberal neo conservative saakashvili regime in georgia tempted by force to annex south and in the process killing un approved russian peacekeepers which caused russia to react back restoring the provinces and the breakaway provinces and then recognizing them as independent states that is the first indication and quite clearly russia's. red lines were crossed at the
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time and the west didn't learn its lessons and once again they went into the ukraine attempting once again to flip the government as they did earlier with the orange revolution this time with the addition of several thousand nationalist paramilitary and politicians making it in even more odious event so we have seen the formulation of a new world order putin in his speech today personally thanked china and india for their constructive stances on this with china abstaining in the security council and india making statements recognizing russia's legitimate interest in the crimea we have seen a clear indication that russia has had it up to here with the west that they are entire focus of russian economic and foreign policy would now be directed towards asia russia's own age and pivot and the west has only themselves to thank for this
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. they have insured the sino russian condominium by attempting to emasculate russia in the ukraine man well as a european as a german are you are you willing to take care of the rest of ukraine and that government that is there how do you feel about it and you to pay for it. peter peter i would be so happy if my government were to ask me that in the form of them like i'm going to you know. address a question like that because of me saying i'm crimea i'm. never asked in the referendum about what they're really decisive change of the politics of my country but indeed what you say it's the absolute truth they say no europe has to take care the european union will have to take care about west and ukraine and the european union let's talk really frankly with each other peter the european union this is in that tense it's germany it's the german economy with it's the backbone the spine of the european economy and when it comes to paying for this and paying for that or
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bailing out this or that country it always comes to the german taxpayer and of course the german taxpayer will be not to asked we will receive now a lot of flights we will hear many lies in our mainstream media and from our politicians why it is so important to rescue i say this in the tension marks you create even maybe from from the russian aggression or russian pressure but of course it comes to the german taxpayer to do that ok marcus how should the europeans deal with it because we know what. nuland thinks about the european union very well but it hasn't really all backfired on the west this whole attempt to regime change in ukraine because they get the rump part of the state ok and it should also say something about self-determination within the european union if the crimea is can do it well the scots and others. well i think the european union undoubtedly will carry out at some point
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a post-mortem because they got it very very wrong on ukraine and one has to question the competence of the so called russian experts in the british government in the french government and also in the german government did they honestly think that russia would sit back and let a western backed coup succeed in ukraine a western backed coup full of truly repugnant people people who hold out for nationalist views and neo nazi views and see semitic fuse so i would raise that about why the european union honestly for russia wouldn't react but the european union is very very severe seriously dependence on russia for gas and for oil and unlike for america the european union is next door to russia so it's in the european union's interests to actually say to america actually we live next door to russia we have to have good relations with russia whether the european union or not
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does i i don't know i doubt it because let's be clear brussels and washington are joined at the hip whenever a country becomes a member of the european union not long after they become a member of nato so i don't think the european union its past actions bodes well for the future whatsoever mark here in moscow please address the issue of the russian speakers in east and south ukraine now after this these events with crimea today are you worried. extremely much so as with over the last three or four weeks today we saw huge protests of russian ethnics russian speakers all those in the east and south ukraine who draw their cultural identity and their political orientation towards russia they are democrats. crating for referendums calling for referendums that would allow them to repeat what the crimea
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has just done to escape this insane push regime that has occupied kiev and raising the russian flag over government buildings in order to counter this this puts regime has installed a number of all of darks as. the rulers of fife films over the east ukraine to repress these protests and ensure this new order's dominion over east and south ukraine and along with that is the assumption that they will use out of their own pockets hire thought paramilitaries in order to keep the people down and if this revolution was supposed to be about corruption and restoring human dignity to the ukraine that's absolutely laughable with what we have seen here this is a completely corrupt and nationalistic government that intends to force its
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conception of ukrainian identity and its foreign policy and economic turn of the on the rest of the ukraine by force by whatever means are necessary i'm thinking back to november with the the well known association agreement the e.u. association agreement ukraine was in trouble economic trouble in recession and now it's march and the united states and the european union have broken this country literally broken it. what's your reaction to that i mean it was a great before but it was certainly not this. world that they fought this on themselves they have they have been pursuing geostrategic objectives in ukraine namely trying to tear you crane away from russia and bring it into the e.u. and bring into nato because let's not forget ukraine was the missing jigsaw pace for the west because if you look at the western borders of the russian federation
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all the way from the boat external to remain here it's littered with e.u. and nato member states that's what america's involvement in ukraine has been about it's got nothing to do with democracy or human rights if the americans was so committed to democracy and human rights they would have such a close strategic relationship with saudi arabia and if people think that when when president putin says that russia is a tentative that the west is trying to encircle russia on its borders it people from that's fantasy but this historical precedence you know the crimean war was fought by the british and the french to limit russian influence in the black sea region the balkans the anglo japanese alliance of nineteen zero two was signed to limit russian influence in the far east during the cold war the american spirit implemented the doctrine known as containment containing so if it russia on a global scale and the last twenty years russia's western borders have been encroached upon by nato and by the european union and on top of that we now have an american missile defense shield being constructed on russia's western borders which
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has to be said poses a very serious threat to russia's strategic nuclear deterrence that's what all this is about russia is not responsible for the crisis all right colonel when we run out of time i wish we had more time and could gradually to the people of crimea many thanks to my guests in london berlin and in moscow and thanks to our viewers for watching us here at the see you next time and remember. only one. isn't. the moon and children continues to be. close with many use it is work of
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coming out of crimea and stormed the navy headquarters in the city of sevastopol and the russian flags here ukrainian servicemen leave the base details just ahead. california the most latinos state in the west latinos will soon make up almost thirty nine percent of the state but why do many of them still feel their demographic win does not translate into a political one answers coming up. the national security agency has a surveillance system capable of reporting one hundred percent of the foreign countries the telephone calls which country could have beem details on this new revelation from edward snowden later in the show.
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hello it's wednesday march nineteenth four pm here in washington i'm going to check on you watching our comerica ukrainian servicemen have left the navy headquarters in the city of civil still put on the crimean peninsula after thousands of crimean stormed the building and replaced the ukrainian flag with a russian one argues alexei your reports from the naval base. we know from the town of sevastopol in the south of the peninsula in the south of crimea that peaceful pro russian protesters have indeed taken over the crania naval base no shots were fired only minor verbal scuffles were reported and they also raised a russian flag of the russian navy flying over the base but no violence reported it's just about negotiations at the moment i made what seems to be a rather festive atmosphere here in the crimean capital of simferopol last night there were some very warring developments with the interior ministry of the
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peninsula confirming two people wore short to dead as a result of a sniper fire one of those was a ukrainian officer gradient servicemen another one is a member of the so-called self-defense also two people were injured alarming info coming from the prime minister of the been in. the north the shots were taken from the same school with the same weapon in two directions this is the same tactics used in mine done where a single person shot both police officers and civilians which means this is a publication and then several intercepted phone calls show it was a planned procreation we've got the same situation here. the same time despite still so much uncertainty over this whole incident he if is reacting in a very tough way the defense ministry of ukraine has said that the cranium troops stationed at the peninsula may use firearms if needed so this is supposed to be
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a festivity period here in crimea but still it's pretty tense regarding this latest worrying developments that was our correspondent alexei. after the shooting in simferopol yesterday which happened at a time when crimea is where celebrating regions joining russia has alex i would say the u.s. state department spokesperson jen psaki twitted this stop the shooting in super awful clear that russia shot first and now must show restraint. how did she make the assumption our case honest work you know when to ask you which we did several hours ago stop the shooting in simferopol clear that russia shot first and i'm just curious what is this clarity based on what what are the facts behind this statement well russia entered a ukrainian base and that's clearly an act that we have concerns about and shows their level of aggression in this case so i think vents on the ground seem pretty
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clear in our view and we were just expressing i was just expressing a concern about the reports we're hearing on the ground but now you said you talked about entering a base but in the tweet you're saying that it's clear that it actually fired a shot first and that's a pretty serious allegation so what what is this information where is it coming from because there's been plenty of conflicting reports on what actually has been happening in some froebel so we're just curious we don't see let me just say we don't see how it's possibly true that the russian claim that they were there were they were not that someone else was the aggressor that the ukrainians were the aggressor can possibly be true given they entered the ukrainian base they're not saying that they're saying it's a provocation whereas you're saying that it's very clear they have said that a little but i think we're ready to move on. also brings us this report on the reaction in the u.s. and europe to be but in crimea. the u.s. and west have been a gas for becoming part of russia brazen brazen military incursion such action
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is a threat to international peace and security while crimea is themselves celebrate what many of them are calling a return home. and west is attempting to punish russia after it took steps to protect crimea strict measures against twenty one individuals i have signed a new executive order that expands the scope of our sanctions the true impact of washington's actions is being questioned by u.s. politicians past and present these sanctions are pinpricks and you know we sent a secretary of state john kerry aligned and to negotiate with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov that's like sending a cupcake to negotiate with a steak knife and even us based on journalists what is the definition of success in this instance this is the legal system. leadership in washington is wrapped up in an attempt to teach a crash course on the application of double standards the law does mean something.
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that there are costs attached throwing its own short term memory out the window that we need. to. our responsibilities as nations to live by the national laws standards so that we can expect that others will to accusing russia of a land grab at gunpoint russia's actions in crimea run roughshod across all of these fundamental principles and threaten the future of ukraine warnings and threats steal the show there will be additional and far reaching consequences with emotions flying high seeing through the double standards may be hard to do. in the case of crimea it turns out the referendum losing that's the aim but when the falkland islands one so you have a nation that is tonight it doesn't stand up to analysis. warnings of a further cost to come over crimea reuniting with russia are all the rage as the
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west continues to pick and choose where on the world map to support and where to reject independence flipping its own principles upon convenience as they are to washington d.c. . well not everybody in the u.s. shares the views of the state department with regard to events in crimea former congressman ron paul has offered his take in an op ed he points out that self-determination is a centerpiece of international law and he raises the question why when scotland catalonia and venice are seeking to secede from what they view as unresponsive or oppressive government it goes without much not notice and you don't see us e.u. officials particularly angry about those votes he writes critics point to the wash and quote unquote occupation of crimea as evidence that no foot fair vote could have taken place where were these people when an election held in any walk r.q. pied by u.s. troops was called a triumph of democracy he writes perhaps the u.s. officials who supported the unconstitutional overthrow of ukraine's government
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should we focus their energies on learning our own constitution which does not allow the us government to overthrow governments overseas. on needless to say the interim government in kiev did not take crimea is joining russia likely kiev dismissed the vote in crimea as russian invasion seven percent of crimea has voted to secede from ukraine meanwhile inside the country expressing the pro russian position is becoming increasingly dangerous yesterday a group of men stormed the office of a ukrainian t.v. station and for state's chief to resign because he dared to broadcast the washroom president's speech ortiz marie phenomena has the details. bit by bit early you know the man in a beige coat is a deputy of ukraine's new parliament here is representing your country's information and immediately meeting of the office resigned there is a commission i tell you he talks to the head of ukraine's national t.v. channel first well now the form has discussed i tell you see them sign your
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resignation of life shut up and take your hands off like a cold you wake up to show resistance other rather deputies tapped into. we're telling you this is the paper you will sign your resignation the day with all that just because his channel broke last the russian president's address on crimea you cited you must guard. i mean you craning you for years you can say no to ukraine you're. bigger matterson in turn is a member of ukraine's ultra nationalists were border party condemned by the european parliament back in two thousand and twelve for its racism anti-semitism and xenophobia it grew up from the social national party which has a swastika like logo good the members of these and other far right parties form a major part of ukraine's new political face their methods of becoming the country's new political language the jews who are there are pieces how many of the
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country's politicians do business today we want to take my gun you come here regardless of which join this freedom bring to justice. will leave the countless question. so ahead here on our team california latinos have become the state's biggest demographic what does this mean for the state and for the future of the latino vote on that in a moment. or so. the finish line a. recurring . again.
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this month latinos will become california's largest racial ethnic group they will officially make up thirty nine percent of the country's most populous state a record eleven point two million latinos voted in the twenty twelve presidential election the latino electorate is expected to double within a generation and the pew research center called it an awakened giant but still why do many latinos feel their demographic win does not translate into a political wing to discuss this i'm joined by artie's ramos the lingo in our l.a. studio well known hello hello to you in two thousand and eight latinos of arguably delivered as many as eight states and eighty electoral college votes to barack obama four years later they helped him keep the white house and yet the obama administration has deported far more people than the bush administration almost two million the head of the national council of the country's oldest and largest hispanic advocacy advocacy group recently called president obama the deporter in
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chief why do you think the latino community feels neglected like that. yeah it was a pretty damning statement from and c.l.r. about president obama but really it comes down to broken promises i mean i remember in two thousand and eight covering the campaign of then candidate obama and him coming to san diego and telling latino leaders at the border that he was going to make it a top priority to bring up immigration reform in the first year of his presidency and here we are in two thousand and fourteen and still nothing has got and then when you look at the research you know the pew center did a poll of hispanics which found that more than seventy percent of them say that it is very important or extremely important for the president and for congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform now you know hispanics and latinos and in the united states are not monolithic obviously there are other priorities such as the economy health and education which rank high as priorities but when it comes to
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this issue of immigration it really is the issue that gets latinos to go out and go into you hit the streets and protest romona administrations come and go and as you said they promised a comprehensive immigration reform and failed to deliver supposedly both republicans and democrats won it can you explain what stops them from delivering. sure well over the last decade this issue of immigration has served as a very very convenient political volleyball for both parties republicans trying to instill this image to the public that there is some sort of danger of immigrants or terrorists coming from up in the border and democrats trying to paint paint this picture that they are representative of of all people no matter what race and it really was it has always as divisive as this is really cultural cold culture of fear started after nine eleven because we have to remember that president bush was in favor of immigration reform and even before that ronald reagan got
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a lot of latino backers after he granted amnesty to millions of immigrants but coming back to present day a lot of house republican congressional districts are really designed to where they don't have to pander to latino voters and when it comes to president obama and the democrats he really has to walk a fine line because to keep those white voters yes to still maintain a stance of being tough on the border given the fact that you know half of all whites according to the research are actually in favor of his current policy of deporting all these people prominent still so many latinos in the country why do you think the hispanic political clout legs at the local state and national levels . sure well there's a variety of factors i mean one is still a little bit of a language issue but when we look at the numbers more than fifty million latinos the united states five million of those are so-called legal immigrants and
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you know only a quarter of them have gone on to become actual citizens so they're not eligible for citizenship seventeen million latinos are under the eight age of eighteen so a lot of them are well none of them are eligible to vote and even the young latinos i mean the research shows that no matter what race or class you come from you really don't become as politically active in two you get older in life so it's very possible that as the latino population starts to age. we will see more political engagement and some of it does have to do with the economy the latinos were disproportionately affected by the most recent financial crisis and the richest also shown that latinos i have a higher income and higher education level will participate more electoral politics but as i mentioned earlier no matter what class latinos have shown to be showing their political clout when it comes to street demonstrations yeah we have to mention there is no question that dina's have made big strides and i want to give
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a few numbers between one thousand nine hundred six and two thousand and eleven the number of latinos serving in elected office rose from thirty three thousand seven hundred forty three to five thousand eight hundred fifty and that figure includes twenty four members of the house of representatives and two u.s. senators new jersey's bob menendez a democrat and florida's marco rubio a potential republican presidential candidate and let alone the latino electorate is expected to grow from twenty three million to forty million by twenty thirty how do you think it's going to affect policy in the u.s. moving forward what are the big changes that one one should expect if any. well yeah i mean not all latino groups think alike in you know you mention the names of senator menendez and senator rubio many latinos will tell you that they do not represent their interests i mean a republic in a cuban from south florida is not going to think the same way about politics as a mexican or a salvadorian here in los angeles different views on on foreign policy given the
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fact that mexicans know what nafta has done to their country and central americans have witnessed what has happened in central america due to interventions back during the eighty's so it is tough to tell exactly what sort of effect it will have but many of the issues that are not the at the forefront of mainstream american political debate such as how u.s. drug consumption affects mexico or how our foreign policy stance of fix people from cuba or venezuela are more likely to be brought up in the future as latinos from those countries bring up these issues in american political debate that was our case and i'm going to bring our l.a. studio. now we know the n.s.a. vacuums up communications all over the world but as we learned from washington post to their countries in which the n.s.a. collects each and every phone call one hundred percent coverage the program is called this the need allows the n.s.a.
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to access the voice kind of content of those calls and even rewind and review conversations as long as a month after they take place the tool that allows to do it is called retro short for retrospective retrieval washington post showed the cover slide of the this mystique program it shows a cartoon wizard with a phone so what country does this mystique cover again it has to be a country of special interest to the u.s. right they want to have every single phone call recorded their wealth washington post writes at the request of u.s. officials the washington post is withholding details that could be used to identify the country where the system is being employed or other countries where its use was indigent but then the post why it's based on the least leaked documents as well as last year's secret intelligence budget there are at least five countries where the mystique program has already been employed whatever the countries this report again
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fate flies in the face of president obama saying in january of this year that the united states is not spying on ordinary people who don't through who don't threaten to u.s. national security well that clearly does. the social media giant facebook says it has it has over a billion monthly users as you probably know and there's that's a lot of beach photos engagement pictures and updates on what you're having for dinner but did you know facebook has a new program that uses facial recognition to find out who all those faces are in your photos it's called deep face the program was developed in-house and claims it can determine with a ninety seven percent accuracy whether to photograph the faces are of the same person facebook of course gives users the option whether it's to tag the person or not but if you choose not to be tagged eat eat still knows where who you are aside from helping you recognize people's faces and photos tech experts believe facebook
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can use that data to send more targeted ads to your page and that means more money for the company's bottom line. well march madness has arrived here in the west see each year millions of people fill out and see a basketball tournament brackets hoping to win office pools and then you have the big contests that offer millions of dollars to those who can determine the best men's college basketball team and pick every game correctly but ortiz perry and boring tells some of those contests could could just be fishing for your personal information. if march madness of basketball fans are going mad over quicken loans billion dollar bracket challenge the oracle of omaha warm buffett has promised one billion dollars for the perfect bracket buffett is one of the most successful investors in the world so we have to ask what can he be getting out of this the
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answer your dad over the next three weeks the top sixty four college basketball teams will play a series of sixty three games for the n c double a championship de paul university professor jeff bergen has already calculated that the odds of randomly filling out a perfect bracket of one and nine point two quintillion one quintillion is eighteen zeroes in other words you have a better chance of winning miss america as a contestant than being shot by lightning then in the cow related incident then you do to win the billion dollar bracket so why bother jay foreigner president and chief marketing officer of quicken loans says it's our mission to create amazing experiences for our clients this contest with the possibility of creating a billionaire definitely fits that bill not to mention quicken loans will give the top twenty most accurate brackets one hundred thousand dollars which has to be used
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towards buying refinancing or remodelling a home and it's free to enter it sounds like a good deal right so i filled out this bracket but first i. to go to their website and some personal information including my phone number my email address where i live and then i had to answer a few questions about my home they also let you choose to opt in for some additional advertising the last step is you have to set up a yahoo account if you don't already have one while the hurdles this contest is about data mining and marketing your information is valuable to quicken loans the country's largest online lender the competition has been capped at fifteen million and that's a list of fifteen million e-mails phone numbers and home ownership and for me and about potential mortgage customers for mr buffett it's a marketing scheme with some very very unlikely chance of anyone winning what does
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he have to lose nothing really because the insurance mogul even insured himself through his company berkshire hathaway in case he does have to pay out the cash prize even if someone does get the billion dollars the true winner is quicken loans who's getting your and now my info for free and washington d.c. perry i'm boring artsy earlier this week we told you about the earthquake that hit the air you remember the t.v. news anchors who had to duck for cover life on the air coming up more problems for a troubled player yeah but you know it's great. love t.v. coverage the life the l a times beat everyone else with the first online report and how do they do it turns out a robot generated the story and it was online three minutes after the quake hit and
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here's the first report the times posted online it just gives the basic facts about the quake where it hit and the magnitude although an editor did have a chance to quickly proofread the story before it was published an l.a. times journalist and programmer told slate dot com that he created an algorithm called quick thought when a quake hit the algorithm takes the data from u.s. geological survey and writes the story and according to the l.a. times the algorithm can also generate stories based on homicides in the city so computers are potentially taking over the jobs of reporters scary should i be worried. it could all boom bust this coming up next year in our area they joins us for a quick preview a lawyer don't say such things guy and i don't want to hear about terrifying meanwhile coming about prove us wrong still here overstock a c.e.o. patrick byrnes he sat down with me earlier today now the online retailing maverick
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is a big big coin enthusiasm i spoke with him about his thoughts on the crypto currency then i'm joined by the director of public affairs at the foundation jenny young online live in studio to talk about mt gox in the latest drama surrounding the cryptocurrency world that's all coming up so please stay tuned for a preview thanks erin that does it for now for more on the stories we covered go to youtube dot com forward slash our team erica and check out our website r t dot com forward slash usa you can also follow me on twitter at gaiety underscore r t stay tuned boom bust is next.
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hello hello i'm marinated this is boom bust and these are some of the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up we're talking high frequency trading on today show now on tuesday new york state's top cop attorney general eric schneiderman dubbed the practice insider trading two point zero we're taking a look at why coming right up and earlier today i sat down with the c.e.o. of overstock dot com now these staunch a big point supporter patrick burns to get his view on the report on the cryptocurrency and just crypto countries in general outside a big one you won't want to miss my interview with him and finally in today's big deal edward harris and i are talking to act we're covering everything from a home in l.a. or in sweden as to the latest in wearable technology it's all coming up and it all
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starts right now. with. our lead story today insider trading two point zero what is insider trading two point zero you ask well it's a term that the new york state attorney general eric schneiderman coined on tuesday to describe high frequency trading now high frequency trading is a form of quantitative trading that's characterized by short portfolio holding periods all allocation decisions are made by computerized quantum models now high frequency trading firms use sophisticated computer systems to move in and out of markets in fractions of seconds fractions of seconds literally less than a second the success of high speed trading strategies if largely driven by their
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ability to simultaneously process volumes of information something. that ordinary human traders cannot do now new york's top cop called for market reforms and tougher regulations on high frequency trading schneiderman is hoping to eliminate what he calls an unfair advantage provided to traders who use this method the a.g. is probing whether u.s. markets are giving high frequency traders unfair advantages by offering faster access to data access that is not normally available to the public now to station owner and said quote high frequency trading did not even really exist ten years ago but in some respects it's coming to dominate our markets and unfortunately our markets and market institutions have started to cater to these traders now regulators are concerned that less savvy or less influential investors aren't aware of the benefits and advantages that exchanges provide to certain clients for the attorney general didn't name names he did question the earnings of one of the
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largest high frequency trading firms virtue financial which has fall to go public in march of this year on march tenth specifically seven said quote last week a large high frequency trading shop disclosed that it made money on every trading day over the course of four years that's an extremely good track record meanwhile in a separate probe the c. of c. is investigating deals between large high speed trading firms and exchange operators like c.m.e. group and the intercontinental exchange group or ice and the f.c.c. meanwhile is investigating whether stock exchanges provided advantages to certain clients including high frequency traders by designing software programs that give preferential treatment to their orders computerized trading systems have come under scrutiny in recent years it's important to note that and they've also been tied to the flash crash on may sixth of two thousand and ten this is when stocks took a nosedive and recovered in a matter of mere minutes however market watchdogs have done little to purchase such
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types of trading before now that is and one thing is for sure the lucky streak of high speed trading may soon be coming to an end. patrick byrne caught the attention of the entire internet world this past december when he announced that his company overstock dot com was going to accept the crypto currency vic coin as payment for items purchased on the site now this made overstock the first major internet retailer to accept big question for payment for months later and over stock has racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales in bitcoin so we were keen to talk to patrick about his views on the future of the coin as a form of payment and currency i asked patrick what led to that decision to start accepting because here's what he had to say. launching the big core in the
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evolution of bitcoin. for a couple years think i saw an article of a couple of years ago a fast company about it cryptology and i cryptocurrency kept an eye on it and one looked like the washington they didn't greenlight it they in november they at least decided not to red light it decided at that point we should get serious about it and started investigating in december and was surprised to learn that there was a way we could really get it live in about ten days hard work so we did. wow now we heard that you had one hundred thirty thousand dollars in transactions in bitcoin on its very first day in years on overstock now what's the dollar value of your accumulated bequest transactions now and how much of yourselves volume is in decline. we've had. over a million dollars million one million two transactions at this point that really represents about a quarter of one percent of our sales volume. now i understand that you selected
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coin base as a partner for transactions i want to ask why coin base. well there's really three good ones that that merchants can plug into and to do the coin processing for them one is coin based one is bit pay and others called pole. coin base in addition has wallet services and i also like marc andreessen is the fellow who basically invented the web browser and he's the money behind. base so for those reasons we want with them but it was really a toss up court important but they are both quite good but we actually part of the decision was based said they would flies developers out to help on our end to help our developers so we could do the integration faster and that was really the deciding factor that sounds like a pretty solid deciding factor now mt gox was the biggest exchange at the time when you guys decided to actually use client base but why didn't you go with them were
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you suspicious little. well it really it's not suspicious so much as i wanted someone on shore and i wanted to really the fact that marc andreessen was behind it all so all of these ones that i just mentioned are silicon valley firms and being a silicon valley guy by background and such and being in it i just felt more comfortable going with a firm that was in silicon valley that rather than one that was in japan seems like trust in your gut was a smart business mayor of a now i want to ask you what impact will the implosion of mt gox have on the big community in your opinion. well first a smart business move i'd say it's better to be lucky than smart many times and the former. what will it have well of course it will have a modest dampening effect all of this bad news that happens in the eco system in the eco system has a modest dampening effect on the public on the other hand you know that every coin
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i mean. big coin is an eco system and there are lots of companies springing up around that eco system some of those companies are going to be run by crooks some of them are going to be run by folks like the mt gox some are going to be like silk road and they're going to be people dealing arms and drugs and murders for hire and such but don't forget the last i checked drug dealers also deal in the u.s. dollar doesn't make the u.s. dollar wrong so in a way the the basic technology and theory of bitcoin is correct yes every time one of these companies goes under or has a problem you're going to see all these headlines about it because i think there is a mainstream attempt to discourage people from bitcoin but it doesn't really affect mt gox failure doesn't affect any of the underlying facts of bitcoin any more than one of the business fails in america says something about the dollar. how about tech i want to ask you is a big question a currency because many argue that it is not. well
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a currency is something that is both a store of value in a medium of exchange big coin is absolutely a medium of exchange a great medium of exchange is a store of value i don't have any opinion on the long term value of bitcoin but i do there are those who say it lacks intrinsic value and to them i would say no they're really missing something it's it's such a better mousetrap when it comes to being a medium of exchange it is so much a better mousetrap that that does provide it in some sense an intrinsic value it's a better mousetrap now what that value is and such no one can say at the moment but it's really really don't have an opinion is bitcoin going to go up or down or sideways but i do know that it is limited in people like myself people like i know that you have kaiser and jim rogers and people like us like goal and the reason we like gold is not fetishistic li which is how the keynesians what the keynesians makes accused is a feeling about gold it's not fetishistic it's the fact that gold is limited in
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supply will bitcoin shares that same virtue it's a limited not by how much gold there is in the world but by the laws of mathematics and because it is limited i think it's probably a better long run bet on. currency. other i don't really have a general i'm not ever trying to steer the public towards investing in bitcoin as a as a store of value but i will point out it's such a good medium of exchange that that kind of provides a reason that has intrinsic value would you say that it's a better long term that than say gold. no i don't have any opinion on that one where or the other really i do know that one bit corn has had a couple surges forward they've come when there's been countries like cyprus that started to chernobyl pardon me russian i guess on russian t.v. i should know what i mean about the started to chernobyl and they and the
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shopkeepers in the middle class people started getting their money into bitcoin because it's very very convenient you tried doing that with gold you start having a lot of trouble so i do think that when it comes to just real economic. if we're really if we go into another sharp recession or something you will see a lot of money flood into bitcoin on the other hand you'll see a flood in the gold to start really can't say which is a better long term investment there but they're both bets against the ability of washington d.c. to get it they're both bets that washington d.c. is not going to get its house in order anytime soon. that was patrick byrne a c.e.o. and chairman of online retailer overstock dot com. time now for a very quick break but stick around because when we return the director of public affairs for the bitcoin foundation jeannette young elite anglin is sitting down with me live and in studio we're going to talk about the latest drama surrounding
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the world of big point you won't want to miss my interview with her and also in today's big deal edward harris and i are discussing all things tat from wearables to twitter to cover and it all got you covered and as we head to a quick break here a look at some of your play was the numbers of the bell today sticker off. the shelves are force. and the finish line of the marathon.
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we welcome eric made an abby martin to be terrific oh show me your team at work. boom bust it's going to give you different perspective give you one star never i'll give you the information you make the decision don't worry about breaking this works it's a revolution of the mind it's a revolution of ideas and consciousness. with the system it's very very probably just would be described as angry i think in a strong no. single. welcome
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back now bitcoin has gone through a turbulent period with the arrest of big pioneer charles brehm and the bankruptcy of major exchange mt gox however the currency has soldiered on and we just spoke to online retailer seats online retail c.e.o. rather patrick byrne about pick one and now it's time to speak with djinn young we unwind director of public affairs for the decline foundation welcome back to broome boss and i want to start by just diving right in now mt gox the executive of mt gox marketplace he resigned from the board of directors of the corn foundation last month how is what happened at mt gox kind of affected the foundation and the big one community as a whole as you see it you know what we're seeing is the industry is maturing and so
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there's a second wave of entrepreneurs and investors who are very very experienced and bring into the industry more reliable services ok now is there a bug in algorithm because a lot of people have been whispering about that and the software kind of could make it less secure or do you believe this to be true so that was some misunderstanding that was circulating through the forums and on the press and we actually the big white foundation and the big quake or death team just released today version zero point nine zero of the big claim protocol so mind you i didn't say because. version one point no zero point nine point zero and so it's just a reminder that the protocol still very new very experimental but the core dev team is working very hard to making it a secure and consumer friendly as possible and i want to ask you about charlie because he was also on the board there are a core and he resigned as well now how is the foundation working to kind of ensure
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that because it is not a platform for illegal activity because his his actual exchange was shut down for illegal activity and money laundering i believe it was specifically what is so those were allegations made against his company and what the big foundation is doing to replace those sports we actually are both posting election nominations are due at the end of april and at the end of the month we'll have elections for those new boards right now money has three purposes which we all know it's a medium of exchange a unit account and a store of value because the first thing we learned you want to want and people have given money value because of these three things now the question is what is the big foundation doing to convince people but actually is a store of value and a good medium of exchange so the foundation doesn't really need to do anything to convince people of it being a good store of value i think the market speaks for itself when you have a protocol that's going mainstream that people are adopting in the world over
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especially within nations where monetary instability threatens peace and even prosperity we're seeing people adopt that point for countries like argentina right now would you consider becoming a currency so big when it's actually an open source protocol so how it's cow did not have any. code ok and so the businesses that are coming into the market and building services such as digital wallets or exchanges you know they're the ones that determine how this code is being used whether it's. store of value or the payment real. frictionless orderless transactions around the world now does the decline foundation support as it crypto currency or is that independent support all crypto currency is so big klein is one of many different. the foundation currently specifically works on the big question core protocol and so gavin
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andreessen our chief scientist that is his primary focus is leading the team for the big corporate is gavin andresen related to marc andreessen no but their names are very very good yes they're very also those are going to. be interested in the sun or something now newsweek says that they found the inventor of bitcoin comodo two part question first part is this the real founder and second part does it even matter well i'll ask the latter part for so it actually doesn't matter because both photoshop the moto design the core protocol has designed it so that its inherent nature is to be decentralized meaning that over time the people who use the protocol and the coders who contribute to its code actually become the soto she so most of the code the original code has been written over we've only been around for five years and is he the real story and such an awful lot of the real nakamoto he
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isn't the same day he went ahead and told a.p. that it wasn't the reporter misunderstood. ok good to know when you hear it from the horse's mouth. now it seems like the u.s. government is going to begin regulating except are you working with any regulators directly when it comes to creating these regulations for because well we our role is to educate regulators and law makers and so we stay in the realm of helping to identify what the coyness what it is not and providing regulatory. clarity now what are your views on computing crypto currencies are they good for consumers and are they good for because. you know that's hard to say because even in our existing monetary system we have. currencies issued by governments we have gold silver but you know people use things like virtual currencies as a medium of exchange people even use other things like i phones or i pads as
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a medium of exchange and so in the crypto currency world there are a lot of alternative currencies coming up. and i think. exactly or dodge a point alternately i think it's just a sign that the time has come their currency is we as humans have figured out how to send money over the internet faster cheaper more securely we're not going to learn. so it's kind of embrace it if you will you said that your organization is to educate people what do you want people to know right now in terms of bitcoin well we want to let people know that it's still experimental don't put your entire life savings into a coin we tell people don't invest more than you're willing to lose but at the same time experiment with companies like overstock dot com where it's easy if the company trusted and you can buy curtains you can buy bed linens and just use the currency and see how easy it is to use right now do you see
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a world with several crypto currencies in it or do you think there are only be a couple of major competing cryptocurrency usually two or three i think time will tell i think it too early to say so nothing else to add on this subject but it's always good having you here they genuinely thank you so much for your time your insight that was genuinely and i'm director of public affairs at the bitcoin foundation time now for today's big deal. i'm joined now by bus producer head producer here at edward harrison to talk all things technology today you know we don't want to waste any time so let's dive right in first up we're looking at exit pimco boss mohamed el ariens tweeting escapades added thoughts comments concerns when you think about it well. that we're
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having a lot of free for all the right kind of like this to be a free flow exchange and i think this is a good topic not just because it's about mohamed el erian but it's really about you know twitter as a platform and i think it's interesting that you know we had the whole brouhaha over him and he was tweeting with bill gross for a while and then he after he left almost immediately he got back on twitter that was one of the first things he did social media was so i thought it was really interesting i think he's up to something like twenty thousand followers at this point right and he's taken to twitter to express his world view more than that mouth his ex partner. and you think that that speaks about that speaks to the platform more than it does just you know the idea that we are the i was and i ask you as well i mean what are your thoughts i mean because you know i personally think that twitter is a good forum for communicating ideas in terms of breaking news it's on the go you
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know when janet yellen came earlier today and she talked about what the fed was doing and. you know twitter was all over the place and in fact some of the people who are at the yellen press conference are actually looking at twitter looking at what people are saying people are saying like i asked these questions and they're asking those questions suggestions. to work any part of twitter. you know i you asked my thoughts and there's no doubt that twitter is an excellent excellent platform for exchanging information but there are. part of me that thinks it's not very user friendly the point though that we're something new you know there is something before google and then we had a better search engines have people started using google and i think we might see something like that in twitter but you are much more familiar with the product than myself so i would what do you think will you know our. platform and open to whatever is giving me the information the best and i feel like of all the
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different social media in terms of like actual on the go it does a great job and i want to talk about some other tech stuff let's move on to china as e-commerce giant alibaba they are going to be listed on the new york stock exchange not hong kong not elsewhere and this is big news on monday and i love your thoughts on it what do you think well you know what i thought was interesting the interesting angle i looked at is yahoo actually the they sold out of ali baba ali baba but they had like a twenty percent still and they sold it in two thousand and twelve and get this the valuation when they sold it was thirty five million thirty five billion dollars today all of the endless are covering that the i.p.o. is going to go forward at one hundred fifty billion and this is just like two years later so for me. you know paul oh really to use that word you know i would say it's the or whatever but i mean this is absolutely
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ridiculous this is a company that had seven hundred thirty nine million dollars in q three of next income so you you say that you multiply that times for a little margins that you've got four billion and four billion in two hundred fifty incredible they're just the numbers are so far off the broad data that's just silly and how this is also a setback for nasdaq and group but what does it say about the chinese based exchanges you know how come they are participating in this so why aren't they on the front lines where you mentioned hong kong was. interesting because my understanding is that they could have gone to hong kong but in fact. the people wanted to do list in a way that broke the hong kong exchange rules they want to sort of. on the ability to actually allow their shareholders minority shareholders who are the owner of a bunch of other people to have a majority of the voting rights instead of like you know one vote one share yeah
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and so the hong kong said no and so they went over to n.y.s.e. and maybe they got that you know i don't know i'm not sure but i think it's an interesting yeah it is a really interesting angle but i don't think many people are looking at directly now let's talk about wearable technology we'll move on here i know this is something near and dear to your heart so tell me about it what's the latest one i want to know what i want to know you think about the whole thing ron is going to i don't know i am an old school girl i like books with pages and i can touch i really i like twitter but it's not again i think there's a two point zero i might enter it i don't think i'm going to be very trying to convince you that i know i know. ohio well of the i watch good you know more rules come out with this new thing and it's the motorola three sixty they have this whole android you know wearables type of thing and watch the motorola watch you know it could be one of these old school watching like you're talking about it but it also could change colors and you know do you think protect felipe will create one our
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carty hair you know i'm going to design around i think it's going to home and then you know people like you will be on to tell me what would it take for you to think that wearables is a good idea that my watch won't run out of batteries the idea that my book can run out of batteries is still baffling to me. how we fix that problem when we first made pages paper but what about the functionality what kind of functionality would you get that you can't get out of a watch today what if your watch could you know help you you know with your heart. i don't watch doing that much and i'm ok with my watching that i like what i like what it's capable of and i'm going to try me out thank you so much because i'm talking with you as always that's all for now but you can see all segments neutered and today's show on you tube at youtube dot com slash two must r t we also love hearing from music please check out our facebook page at facebook dot com slash boom bust our team you can also tweet us at aaron aide at edward n.h. from all of us here from both thank you for watching us the next time check out.
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. history in the making crimea's return to russia is at the center of an east west standoff not seen since the cold war sanctions are being met to lease ancients for how long will the west bank feel legal government and you can deny the people of crimea self-determination. i've got a quote for you. it's pretty tough. if they were it's not story. let's get this guy like you would smear about guns that are working for the people most issues the mainstream media we're pretty much on the bridegroom's because you know . they did rather well.
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coming up crimea and stormed the navy headquarters in the city of sevastopol and hoist the russian flag there ukrainian servicemen leave the base details just ahead california the most latino state in the us lucky knows will soon make up almost thirty nine percent of the state but why do many of them still feel their demographic when does not translate into a political want answers coming up the national security agency is reporting one hundred percent of foreign countries telephone calls which country could it be details on this new revelation from edward snowden later in the show. hello and welcome it's wednesday march and.

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