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nato suspends all practical cooperation with moscow following the ukrainian crisis but says political dialogue can continue when it draws up plans to deploy more troops on russia's border plus. the project that was supposed to be a symbol of hope is now falling apart and to many areas looks something like this. tracks the billions stolen and squandered in afghanistan as we begin our special coverage of the presidential election there a vote the taliban has pledged to make as bloody as possible. into the greek economy is the eurozone signs off on a long awaited load but there is little relief for business owners still struggling . to call the city on earth. as the siberian winter fill was.
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a center of moscow this is art international with twenty four hours a day so breaking news this hour. is partially freezing its time with russia to put pressure on moscow over the ukrainian crisis. has the details. nato is suspending all civilian and military cooperation with russia it's clear that it's a response to what the bloc calls russia's aggression in ukraine and it's an extension of crimea we have decided to suspend old practical civilian and military we need to. our political dialogue and the need to rush accounts to continue as necessary if the level and. exchange of views first and foremost on the
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crisis now some geopolitical experts say that nato is essentially shooting itself in the foot by picking ukraine over russia because we have to keep in mind that for more than a decade nato and russia have cooperated on a variety of security issues such as fighting terrorism and piracy as well as training counter-narcotics personnel from pakistan and afghanistan and other central asian countries russia has also played a pivotal role by facilitating land an air transfers of equipment to the international security force came out and this of course has been to help nato countries to help the united states now following tuesday's ministerial meeting in brussels the western alliance released a statement calling on moscow to reduce its troop number in crimea to pre-crisis levels also withdraw them to their bases and taper military activity along russia's border with ukraine now according to reports ukraine's foreign minister
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has asked nato to provide key with radars and other technical and military appointments because green officials say they need to secure their borders the official request is being reviewed currently by nato ministers and this all comes as nato says it will be implementing immediate and longer term measures to strengthen ukrainian security measures including a joint military drill right next to russia's borders but as we know and as our team has been. porting nato's encroachment around russia is not new it's been going on over the past few decades for more on that story even turn to my probably guy n.h. . the us is raising the alarm over russia conducting military exercises on its own territory. i raised it with the foreign minister our strong concern about these forces this is by the u.s.
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sending its own troops warships and fighter jets around the world for drills in eastern europe right on russia's doorstep the referendum in crimea that saw the region join russia is now touted as a reason to bolster nato we do more to ensure that they regular nato presence. among some of these states that may feel vulnerable is executed its stated that the motivating force behind the movies to guarantee europe's security. and security creating or expectations or in stereo war propaganda the contrast between what nato says and what nato does speak a most obvious in the one nine hundred ninety s. when the military alliance started expanding eastward despite a promise given to moscow before the collapse of the soviet union the fact that we are ready not to place a need to army i'd say of german territory gives the soviet union a firm security guarantee fast forward twenty four years. of eastern european
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countries to nato was one of the greatest success stories are worth time but the task is not yet complete in one thousand nine hundred ninety when the commitment was made to moscow not to expand sixteen nations were part of nato later twelve more joint all of them dotted close to the russian front here more members could be on their way we're talking about the launch of the global nodes are more like anywhere on the nose. at a moment's notice and can overwhelm other nations with no turn superiority which is on mount on the gun and the only time is the evil one that's sort of. the ability to go quietly into employment after the us offered to helping hand to put a new government in kiev ukraine is now holding talks with the military alliance in brussels although officials. maintain it's joining nato is not a priority for the country just the and the time for all of us to stand with your korean people in support of their territorial integrity and their sovereignty and
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we are doing that in response to the u.s. and its allies calling russia an aggressor a joke emerged on social media an image of russia encircled by nato bases saying russia wants war look how close they put their country to our bases on a more serious note. to get russia. villagers bratz and seeing much of the struggle to hear that it won't feel comfortable in the future getting in washington's way when war is to launch trade bait syria with war should watch to. whatever warship. sixty five years ago twelve nations signed the north atlantic treaty in this building in the u.s. capital the military alliance was designed to counter the threat from the soviet union that's what disappeared when the soviet union collapsed but instead of winding down operations nato kept expanding moving closer and closer to russia's
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borders so should it come as a surprise that russia no longer believes u.s. claims about nato is goals and plans for the future in washington i'm going to check out our team or just steinberg he's senior editor at executive intelligence review magazine says there is a blatant push by u.s. dominated nato to surround russia. i think they're on the run here and the intent is to create a greater and greater insert and russia by moving nato forces. even countries that are former republics of the soviet union region agreement to build a missile defense system against threats from iran and other places has broken down and now you have a unilateral u.s. nato military. defense system where. the brooders of russia in
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fact right now in the black sea in rumania nato itself is going through a change of leadership with a form in the wee jim prime minister said to become its new secretary general you can log onto our home to find out more about the man and with the law it's about market sixty fifth anniversary join us for special coverage this friday. despite a nationwide insurgency terrorism less than savory election tactics the u.s. is hoping afghanistan's presidential vote will start a new era for the country but today that seems a very ambitious goal currently cobbles government is heavily bankrolled by the
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white house on paper the money is to rebuild the country and improve infrastructure after the u.s. led invasion but in practice. reports much of it is either siphoned off or wasted. the united states has spent more than two billion dollars on a road and highway construction here in afghanistan but the project that was supposed to be a symbol of hope is now falling apart and too many areas look something like this now we are here in kabul but across the country more than ten thousand miles of roads and highways constructed by western donors have fallen apart because of over a few others have been shredded by explosives laid down by insurgents what's more the afghan government is unable to maintain even a fraction of what's been constructed since two thousand and one. at the end of this year america's longest war will officially come to an end since the start of combat operations the u.s. spends close to one hundred billion dollars to help rebuild afghanistan many of the projects were well intentioned and some certainly did help improve lives but much
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of that spending has helped fuel corruption and waste and a lot of the money has simply disappeared on the counter for. at least nineteen hospitals constructed by the international community maybe to up or down the stand to run in other cases of the difficult to see just where the money has gone at least one u.s. funded hospital in afghanistan's par one province cost taxpayers six hundred thousand dollars but it is so poorly constructed the doctors have been forced to wash infants in untreated river water there's mold and mildew throughout the facility barely any equipment and just not the electricity to power a handful of lightbulbs. because literacy is vital to any modern military or police force the u.s. added classes to its basic training of afghan soldiers the program was meant to ensure all new recruits were able to count right their old name just quite two hundred million dollars spent on the program more than half of afghan forces remain
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illiterate. what about the massive military headquarters the size of two quick ball fields and. no one left to use it and helmand province the defense department spent thirty four million dollars on a building that comes with all the tools to wage a modern war a vast operations center with teared seating a briefing theater the western forces have been busy packing up and withdrawing from the area the facility has never been occupied and will likely be torn down without ever having been used now washington's strategy in afghanistan relied heavily on spending more money more on bigger and quicker projects a so-called civilian surge to win hearts and minds yet much of the spending simply fields corruption or left the country heavily dependent on foreign aid leaving many here wondering what will happen to their country once the westerners and their dollars go home reporting in kabul for our team on lucy and. the afghanistan
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election is set for the fifth of april and we'll be covering the vote extensively our correspondent you see couple of his that will bring you a series of reports on the future of afghanistan and how this vote may shape it the people of afghanistan head to the polls for the first time since the fall of the taliban but will the vote pave the way for the part of our democratic friends or our. national lead. it's one of the most challenging places for humans to live even with spring just around the corner but on the first leg of a journey into siberia to ben would say found a surprising source of warmth in the homes of the locals.
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i begin my infinite siberia journey in intense cold with a visit to a small village named ali yet things isn't near as top and is in the coldest region on earth here minus thirty five is considered a mild winter day. learning more about surviving these out to get winters in the village and dressing up for the occasion. it's minus forty five degrees outside so we're going to dress for mother nature because i'm not taking any chances say there will already on three layers on top already so we're going to layer on top of that . now it's off to the village of boy. it's a forty minute snow covered right. well upon arrival the streets are
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deserted but the warm welcome from our host the governor yellow changes. first today here. in iraq one way to keep warm is cigarette cooking. and that's how i got to know mira. will use whatever food. we waste nothing if we cook a furrow even the sea came and carry the only part with either of the hooves that we have a use for them to making a musical instruments out of them during the long dark winter the family enjoys time together and music is central to their lives. obviously creating music is out of the question for them. while mere records the lottery shows me the farmhouse once i got over the shock of the smell in the farmhouse i was eager to try milking a cow. her name being mara bell the experience almost perfect.
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for a city girl i didn't think i would be able to do it but i did it i am not of a siberian husky dark farm not far from the village off was another experience come all the way to siberia and not take a sledge ride not a chance. back at the house. mirror has a feast remember out here in siberia we're talking about frozen liver to horse friends to even a frozen fish all the local delicacies on the table so for me tom would say on a view to full decorated table of food and delicacies all the people it's goodbye from siberia for art. and then we move from tabby as she takes a look at how siberia make it all the way from the mine to
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a happy woman's think that such but still to come this hour a lot of the international jihad is rebels seize the syrian town of looting homes and forcing files to flee. neighboring turkey for the assault itself in the break. up of.
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your friend post a photo from a vacation you can't afford. different. the boss repeats the same old joke of course you like. your ex-girlfriend still tense tear jerking poetry keep. norris. we post only what really matters. to your facebook news feed. the syrian army is trying to retake the town of after you had to seize did forcing fowles of ethnic armenians to abandon their homes russia's deputy foreign minister has already urged the un security council to discuss the attack that reportedly
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claimed up to eighty civilian lives when the assault has led to an international outcry with some accusing turkey of being behind the attack some think and criticize those emotions scaped your soul to be given shelter in the neighboring town of latakia and the families were forced to leave so quickly they left their whole lives behind we managed to speak to some of them but. i have two children my husband left he said he would join us but we've heard nothing from him i don't know where you use. the bombardment started early morning we struggled to save our son we were laying on the ground because of the heavy bombing the boy only just escaped we could take nothing from our home we had a huge library armenian literature my wife is a teacher at the local school a minute little nothing morass no there is no getting out we just left with what they were wearing in. turkey is reported involvement led to numerous allegations g.b.'s videos and questionable theories a web team has tried to sort truth from falsehood. conflicting reports on the fall
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of chris saab an armenian christian shrine in syria did the so-called free syrian army rebels who took the town approach from turkey video evidence on conditions in the town is proving plain wrong at worst and inconclusive a best the f.s.a. advance on did spark a wave of concern on twitter share cardassian both of armenian descent were among those voicing their concerns read up on the save her sob campaign and the struggle for syrian border turkish control on r.t. dot com. in bahrain a quarter sentence thirteen people including a number of teenagers to life in prison they've been found guilty of the attempted killing of a policeman and taking part in an illegal protest two years ago some insist they were forced to confess through torture well for more insight let's cross live now to darwish he's head of public and international relations for the european bahraini organization for human rights now the government has been cracking down on
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activists for years now and yet the protesters still continue do you think they have any chance of eventually toppling the regime all of the next tool i have in this shot first of all a movement and but it is continuing care continuing and why i just am talking to you right now the helicopters who are in the end sits right island where i live and there is a massive use if you're here gas that is times and side the houses at least equal suffocate and protests are ongoing especially now with their formula one event taking place in the eye and so many people are being arrested and harsh sentences are being. issued on i'm quite democracy protestants and those who deny the basic rights of human rights so the crackdown continues does that mean though that the government will stay where it is there's no way the regime will change because nothing has changed over the last few years. we hope for the best to happen but we
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see no indication that. it is there. and be meeting former steps that it claims it is taking the i.c.i. to complete a cause now we got it most likely because you probably let's let's pursue this if we can let's talk about what's just happened with those people who've been given life sentences including teenagers young people saying that they were tortured in order to give false confessions what do you know about that well actually my husband who is the chairman of the european behind your organization for human rights he was arrested and he spent two months and present so a month ago and he documented i don't eight hundred violations different sort of violations to human rights arrests of course charges torture it's only continued
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since two thousand and eleven up till now all these confessions are asleep because because they were deprived. with their with their chair and their access of course. it's all continuous these charges are files these trials are for false we demand and neutral and. independent investigation on our military or tourist that that are going or i'm taking relation to bahrain you mention the grown priest coming up very soon that just briefly do you think it should be held there should it be banned or do you think it is a good thing is being held there because in fact that could raise the awareness of what's happening in your country at the moment just briefly. actually you know when rely on that and it overshadows what the battery near him is doing it's claimed that the battery misaligned there is no human rights violated by allegiance taking place way why horrible stuff happens there are grounds but on the other hand
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we're happy to so have everyone here in bahrain so i actually see what is happening we invite those journalists and everyone to come and see what's happening in the villages and in the streets to visit the family and to see the story is up human rights violations that are hidden by the by a new regime on purpose thanks for joining us as the door shut of public and international relations for the european bahraini organization for human rights good to talk to you thank you. here's how it is finally signed off on a loan to greece worth more than eight billion euros it comes just in the nick of time to settle vast looming debt spurt the glimmer of good news has failed to make at least one struggling dresser happy as it is revolution found out it's been a busy month for the owner of this barber shop in central athens since younis almost half his prices the number of his clients has almost doubled last minute.
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i need to work to stay afloat i need to live if my customer gets his haircut once in three months instead of every month as it was before the crisis i lose sixty percent of my income was this all for work more but at least i earn as much money as i used to make before the crisis. in six years of economic recession in greece people's incomes have been trimmed and their pockets have almost emptied they now learn to count every penny. they had i come here from petropolis and many of my friends also do to save a couple of euros now maybe we're more or less fine later i may have problems so i have to prepare for the worst. well we film another client passes by to make an appointment for the next day because it's to your east cheaper than today. the political system and all the political system is to blame it's corrupted nothing to
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lead us into this situation was thirty measures didn't save us and drove the country even deeper and deeper into crisis and dress is a greek retiree who worked for the state for decades and expected to get a pension of thirteen hundred euros a month but instead he only gets seven hundred hilson prefers to come back tomorrow many think the fishermen think. what expect their salaries and. wages and that they shouldn't know what three years was going to work. and this opinion is shared by many greeks they believe that the current back situation could deteriorate even further this barber shop in the greek capital is just one of a growing trend today many entrepreneurs resort to special offers to attract more clients or in most cases to keep the number of costa most at the same level at
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least but where they can all make situation here in the country homely deteriorating some here fear that tomorrow many greeks will not be able to manage even this. written off an r.t. from athens. live in moscow this is all to international next turkey's rumored war plans for syria and a chat with the man behind george bush's most famous speech that is next in breaking the set. the way the banks work in america as they make loans that will never get paid back they keep their fees and then when their loans are do and they're not being paid back it could be a car loan it could be a student loan it could be a mortgage they simply swap the bad loan with the federal reserve bank who put it as bad loans on their balance sheet in exchange for fresh treasury bills fresh money and they'll pay him actually ten times more the than the bad loan it's called you know reserve banking and fractional reserve banking so that's the business
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model i'm surprised that i'll make a lot more money because all i have to do is wake up in the morning throw the loans out the window. margins consumer p.c.'s and i see what many in the country is the federal government simply saves property overnight if these companies. want this the united states the privilege of it was going public has to realize you can't just buy. your own just throw it away there's a problem for instance belongs to you know those thieves environmental protection agency and i found this on a dump site here this is a computer it's not always. black and produces the business when i have to should be able to collect these i believe but it should be responsible for the approval from cradle to grave. fatal to mexico hospital mental property will sell to murder and corporate albeit also belongs to the washington metro transit authority properties will be down the street preacher and trademarks
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all. the people of afghanistan head to the polls for the first time since the fall of the taliban will. both. of our democratic friends are our. absolute. yo yo yo welcome to break in this set i'm abby martin so recently the show has been grabbing the attention of some pretty interesting people like david from the child like axis of evil speech delivered by george w. bush in two thousand and two well you can thank from for that as well as multiple
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other dumbed down speeches gave during that time and case you're still wondering that old from has never stopped spewing propaganda in fact he proudly stands by the axis of evil fear mongering he was pushing while working for the white house from his considered relevant somehow and not to be given a platform at the atlantic and the daily beast but i guess what else can you expect from a website that hires neo con tools like a lake and james kirchick to spew the talking points from the warmongering think tanks they represent a second look at the street from d. from where he posts the report i did about his buddies the neo con think tank foreign policy initiative he says not to confirm our tea conspiracy theories but neo con gay jew james kirchick arriving in kiev tonight wow i have no idea why you decided to use the gay and jewish as a pejorative but thank you for watching my show here's a question why the hell are professional trolls tweedle dee and tweedle from in kiev in the first place i guess we'll stay tuned for the exclusive on that one and it's great to see.
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please please. please very hard to take a. look. at her act that her think there are no. please. please please please please. please. please please. please. social media is becoming increasingly important tool for organizing and communicating in the midst of political turmoil so when a government makes moves to restrict its citizens access to social media or even
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bans websites altogether you would think that the rest of the world to stablish media would ask why but not in the case of turkey you see the earlier on regime in the country first shut down twitter about a week ago for quote spreading false information only days before a significant election was set to take place then just yesterday you tube was officially banned and of course the fact that two the biggest social media sites have been restricted in turkey has blown up across the global press wire however the story gets much crazier than just that so the banning of you tube was actually prompted by a video posted on the site that was allegedly leaked from top turkish officials but if you're just getting the story from the m.s.m. all that was discussed in the tape is a vague reference to syria take a look at this court of the b.b.c. the officials are quote discussing syria and the tape and fox reported the exact same line if you take a look at reuters it turns out they're just that did see a bit more of the story claiming officials are quote discussing possible military operations in syria. the washington post wrote
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a similar story stating officials were quote discussing military intervention in neighboring syria but the most distorted interpretation of all came courtesy of the jerusalem post which writes the tape included discussion of a possible operation to secure the tomb of solomon shop interesting considering how a simple read of the transcript shows the exact opposite of what j. post alleges and as far as the rest of the corporate press there's a consistent glaring omission of something much more sinister at play here so the international business times acquired a transcript of the internal meeting so let's take a look at what these officials really want to do with the tomb of solomon shah the site in aleppo syria where the ground father of the founder of the ottoman empire is buried in the discussion head of turkish intelligence a confidant says quote i'll send four men from syria if that's what it takes i'll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on turkey we can also prepare an attack on solomon shah's tune if necessary so basically turkey's intelligence chief is saying that he's going to
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make up a false pretext to militarily intervene in syria by hiring four men to attack his own country so who are these four men he's talking about turkish soldiers one only has to read a little further to understand exactly who for don has in mind the same group that seems to be fighting all the proxy wars in the middle east al-qaeda as the under secretary of the minister of foreign affairs explains we're going to portray this as al-qaeda there's no distress there if it's a matter regarding al-qaeda and if it comes to defending solomon shah's tomb that's a matter of protecting our land the foreign minister goes on to explain how prime minister erdogan is a well aware of the plan saying quote prime minister said that in current conjecture this attack on solomon shop tomb must be seen as an opportunity for us followed up by the deputy chief of staff saying it's a direct cause of war i mean what we're going to do is a direct cause of war. wow see this bombshell leak describes something known
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as a false flag operation false flag a covert military operation designed to appear as if it were carried out by other parties and is usually used as a pretext for military intervention with the citizens of the country unaware of their government's premeditated actions see gulf of tonkin use to invade vietnam on the right stag fire in hitler's germany as a pretext to invade poland now listen this phrase of course has been hijacked and misapplied to many events but amazingly anyone who simply acknowledge is proven false flags throughout history is labeled a conspiracy theorist which is why the mainstream media is refusal to discuss this covert operation should come as no surprise because it's much easier to just state that turkey was discussing syria than to do their jobs and expose the true intentions of those in power and how far they're willing to go to maintain it.
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earlier this week un human rights commissioner navi pillay made some of the strongest comments we've heard from the organization about israeli settlements in the west bank and gaza he later told the un human rights council in geneva that quote israeli settlement related activities instead of their violence are at the core of many violations of human rights in the west bank including east jerusalem and in fact according to israel's own statistics bureau israeli settlements in the west bank more than doubled last year and hit a record thirteen year high so discuss the continuing construction of these settlements and the future of the palestinian israeli peace process i'm joined now by nico p. lead peace activist and author of the general's son journey of an israeli in palestine thank you so much for coming on as always you have your to have you on as you can you speak to the village to be statements here about this being kind of the
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main deterrent in the peace process right now i think it's i think it's an understatement i think the problem is that israel treats settlements in the west bank just like israel treats cities and towns all over the rest of the country israel doesn't see the difference between the west bank and other parts of the country. and really into m's of israel the thinking of the rooms of the psyche there you know the cities in the west bank the cities in other parts of the country are the same so why not build here when you build here israel occupied the west bank in order to keep it in order to settle israeli jews there that's exactly what it's been doing ever since it occupied. and this far as israel is concerned is a part of israel and it's not going to change and according to israeli human rights group that's a lot three times as many people were killed in the west bank in two thousand and thirteen and your prior why this uptick in violence there well in the absence of anything else israel has to maintain that certain level of violence in order to justify its existence in other words peace is not on the on israel's program at all
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this we've seen another round of peace talks it's failed as was accepted as it was expected. and again israel has no other plan it doesn't want peace of the palestinians it is not willing to give up. any peace of the land in terms of like i said of his really thinking it's all israel so it's not going to change. and if you're not going to solve the problem somehow then the only way to justify the existence of its legitimacy is through maintaining the violence and of course they're continuing to go in and raid aggressively these areas that are supposed to be. in charge of policing by the palestinian authority why are they continue to move in past even what's supposed to be authorized by palestinian forces to secure their own areas well once again in terms of in terms of the thinking there is no difference between the west bank and other parts of the country israel the military has the right to go anywhere it wants whenever it wants to do whatever the likes and so and so i attack you palestinians whether it's resistance people who are involved with resistance or whether it's legitimate law enforcement it makes no
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difference in terms of his really thinking there has to be a certain level of violence maintained all the time and so israel keeps maintaining that violence in order to justify its lack of willingness to make peace and then the blame it on the palestinians is this utter contempt for kind of the law and palestine in general a reason also that it renewed on its promise to release all these prisoners i mean just yesterday very negative on its commitment to release another group of palestinian prisoners tomorrow which of course is just another turn of the peace process i mean ultimately yes i'm glad you brought that up i think the prisoners issues an issue that is not talked about enough israel has thousands of political prisoners palestinian prisoners the vast majority have never been charged with acts of violence either political prisoners and israel use that uses the very cynically in cruelty as a tool i think all these things leads to the inevitable conclusion that israel is the obstacle to peace and the only way to overcome that would be to do what was done in south africa and change the regime completely so that we have a real democracy where israelis and palestinians live together in peace as long as
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israel is a player in this process there will never be a solution to this conflict well i guess that you already kind of answered my next question which is the peace process i mean i guess it's kind of a sham. i mean even april twenty ninth was the target date for merely coming up with a framework agreement i mean is this just it's a shadow of the peace process is a code word almost for allowing israel to continue to do whatever it likes and in over the entire country the peace process cannot possibly work because it's going in the wrong direction it's going in a direction that assumes that israel might allow the palestinians to establish a state in the west bank and gaza and that is a that is a false assumption that will never happen israel will never give up any part of the law and will never allow the palestinians to do this that again the last sixty seven years of the existence of the state of israel demonstrates that very clearly well so what do we do because of course the u.s. is such strong allies with israel and of course israel is almost treating palestinians as they're just going to keep moving and moving in encroaching more and more until they're just gone i mean it seems like that's the strategy right now
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is just squelch them out completely in the land and pretend like they're not there and they're just have to complete contempt for the law and international law what do we do i mean you're saying to transform israel to incorporate a two state solution we both know that that's good but are you're talking about forgetting to go if you're just not going to come into a filing to come to the realisation israel today is exactly what south africa was before the far right party the only way to move towards a solution is to rid palestinians and israelis of this regime which is that which is a a colonialist racist regime which is what israel is it's what zionism is it's the foundation of the state of israel and the only way to move forward or to change the reality on the ground is to fight this regime just like you know in the eighty's and before that people people fought in opposed partite in south africa then we can see the release of prisoners then we can see respect for human rights then we can expect a regime that respects everyone because it represents everyone until the government in israel respects represents everyone or palestine and israel represents everyone
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who lives there then this will continue to be the way it is because israel governs on its own even though represents less than half the population are talking. even just using the word apartheid is such strong language and when i say it and people react to me and they kind of call me all these just because i'm constantly talking about palestine and israel and in a factual sense and in your grandfather was integral in the formation of israel your father was an idea of general what's your response or kind of this toxic reactionary language when you just simply try to bring out pro palestinian issues we have about forty types well it's interesting i was just in south africa and you talk to south africans the comparison between israel and today at south africa during apartheid is so clear that it that it's even funny to bring it up there is nothing inherently jewish about the state of israel so there's nothing i submitted about criticizing it jews have rejected zionism and rejected israel from the very beginning many jewish people still do and the only way to move forward is to realize that israel today is africa before the fall of apartheid and to act
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the past few decades tremendous advancements have been made in the field of neuroscience from mapping the human brain to creating devices that can capture digital images of our thoughts but what if we could upload a digital copy of our memories and consciousness to a point that human beings could actually achieve a sort of digital immortality as ideas inspired many science fiction movies including the upcoming film transcendence where one man's mind is uploaded into a supercomputer which possesses the collective knowledge of all of humanity while the film is fiction the concept behind it is very real it's on the subject of a new book called future of the mind which is currently number one in the new york times bestseller of us the author is renowned theoretical physicist michio kaku earlier today a break in a separate her man all right below caught up with dr kaku and first asked him how far we really are from achieving a digital upload of consciousness. just last year for the first time in world history a memory was recorded we can i say tape recorder memory it is sort of back into an
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animal and it remembers but this is a myth. scene a wake forest university also in los angeles they took a mouse trained a mouse to sip water recorded the memory in the hippocampus right here small organ that price as memory the most leader forgot that then they shot the memory back into the mouse and bingo the mouse got it the first try next will be primates perhaps a monkey eating a banana will record that memory and inserted it back him and the short term goal is to create a brain pacemaker for alzheimer's patients in the future we're going to have millions of people who forget where they live wander around why not have a button you push the button and you're meeting remember where you live who you are who your kids are and beyond that who knows maybe will upload the vacation that you never had it just it seems so mind blowing to me to consider that that memory which is not a static thing it's always changing it's evolving depending on our on our experiences
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can be digitized just so it's really mind blowing but i want to ask you about something else that you mention in the book the ability for telepathy and you've actually said in the past that in the future humans will be able to mentally contact anybody we want see whatever image we want and do and if we don't like it we can just turn it off that's really the future in fact today we can get so that you walk into a room we'll put on a headset such that you can control the lights turn on the t.v. call for your car tell your car where to go type dictate documents without ever touching a computer screen in our children will wonder how could you possibly live in a world where you had to touch the screen and he had a mouse and he had to type everybody does things and types makes documents controls cars it's fascinating where we're headed and it seems like it really is inevitable and i think a lot is taken for granted over the things that we're already able to do now i mean you were just referring to to these sensors in the brain that can capture images
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inside the brain what are what are some. the other practical applications of these things could have well this will replace the internet it will become a brain that will record emotions thoughts patterns of behavior and send it on the internet teenagers will love it can imagine facebook you said emotions your first date your first kiss your first. all the internet teenagers already put a little like happy faces on their emails right we're going to be able to record thoughts and the movies are going to be replaced by the brain net movies today or a flat screen with sound that's the movies right in the future perhaps emotions and feelings will also be conveyed this is called total immersion intertainment that it's amazing and actually that reminds me of this new movie that's coming out now this johnny depp movie called transcendence weird kind of takes that premise as well you know taking your consciousness and uploading it digitally but i wanted to
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ask you i mean you make it sound like it's going to be a lot of fun but it also there's aspects that i think are a little bit terrifying and i wanted to ask you about is this new pill that's being developed can slow down a person's perception of time and what's being said is that you know this could be applied to prisoners and given you they'll take a pill that a little slow down the perception of time so that eighty eight hours could feel like a thousand years a thousand year sentence how would this work and why does the future sound so terrifying well we are ten coming with the brain itself for example people who have traumatic memories of war sometimes they're paralyzed with these horrible memories of a rape an act that in warfare we can create a forgetful drug that actually takes the edge of many of our most violent and oppressive memories however the president's commission of bioethics recommended against marketing the forgetful drug because they said that even unpleasant
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memories are useful we learn from. but personally i think that sometimes some memories are so disastrously awful that they paralyze you they prevent you from becoming a normal person and i think we should allow forgetful drugs to be marketed also drugs and therapies which can perhaps even increase intelligence are now being talked about will have perhaps memories that we can upload into the mind perhaps memories of a job they were not trained for or perhaps a college student will upload a course that they flunked in college we can perhaps increase our intelligence and now we're also investigating super intelligence photographic memory people who memorize everything they hear a concert they see a landscape they can draw the landscape they can read reproduce the entire concert on one try how is it possible the people of that mine we know believe that the mind be cory's but the mind also forgets deliberately these people forget mechanism is
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broken they never forget they have a photographic memory and we think of some great scientists of the past had this ability the ability to have access to powers of the mind that we cannot as mortals write and it and this is nothing new this is this is something that you know can date back for a very long time people that have those photographic memories and you've actually said that right now the time that we're living in is the golden age for learning about the mind that we've learned more in the last fifteen years than in all of prior human history why what took so long because only recently have we had the physics the instruments like the m.r.i. scans that are sensitive enough to see the blood flow of the thinking brain down to like a tenth of a millimeter and now we have super computers that can actually read these thoughts and control computers by thinking so by thinking we can now control mechanical arms mechanical legs we can type we can control thermostats turn on the web to not
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change the channel on a t.v. set. turn on the toaster all of it just mentally and at the next international soccer games in brazil scientists at duke university want to take someone who's totally paralyzed and outfitted with an actual skeleton and he will introduce the international soccer games in brazil that's amazing and actually one of the things that i've always enjoyed about your work is you're very gifted in taking these complex theories and making them easier easier to understand i wanted to ask you about this recent discovery about the gravitational waves that are essentially remnants of the big bang can you explain why this is such an amazing discovery well we think that at the inside of the big bang gravity waves waves that we've never seen before dominated the big bang and how we see them with our with our detectors in the south pole i'm just fine predicted this ninety eight years ago and it took ninety eight years for us to see that at the instant of creation there were in fact
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gravity waves now this is very incredible because it means that the big bang was a quantum advance meaning that there's a probability it could happen again and again and again creating a multi verse of parallel universes so our universe may not be the only universe this result has philosophical theological implications if the big bang happened once as a quantum event it can happen again it's a subject that's so almost impossible for the human mind at least mind to even fathom but you bring up a good point which is another subject that very interesting that you discuss is god you you describe yourself as a pantheist and i was hoping that for our viewers that don't know what pantheism means you could explain that and how that ties into your work in theoretical physics well i'm fine was asked a question about god and he says there are really two kinds of god first is the personal god the god that answers your prayers that smites your enemies in the philistines but he didn't believe in that god he believed in the god of spinoza the
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god of harmony be. simplicity you know the universe could have been ugly it could have been random it could have been chaotic and yet here we are in a orderly universe that obeys very simple laws you can put all the laws of physics on one sheet of paper that's simplicity and elegance and that's the god of einstein the god of spinoza the god of harmony and that's the god that i lean toward that is the universe itself is so gorgeous and it didn't have to be that way i think that's something we could all get behind i want to i'd love to continue to talk about. caught in the universe and everything i want to talk about something a little bit more earthly something a little bit closer to home that you've been outspoken about as well which is fukushima and the nuclear crisis in japan there's so much dissin from ation out there how. what is the severity of the crisis right now as you see it the crisis is much more severe they were led to believe documents have been coming out over the
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last two years showing how the utility and the government deliberately suppressed vital information did you know that even as the action was progressing and they said don't worry everything's under control they were contemplating evacuating tokyo evacuating tokyo i mean the mind boggling but that's how severe the accident was now right now we have three melted reactors it will take forty years by their estimate to clean up this disastrous accident and it could start again anytime soon a small earthquake could tip it over and the accident starts all over again i mean that's it really is insanity nuclear nuclear insanity really like i said before the break and as you mentioned you know that sounds like a conservative estimate forty years for the clean up there are so many conflicting reports are coming out the seafood safe to eat oh no it's not the radiation is going to hit the west coast and other scientists will disagree what will be the the long term impacts is this ever ever lasting crisis it's not an everlasting crisis
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but there are dead zones dead zones around the reactors that will be dead zones for decades to come and all of us have a piece of focus shima in you i can figure geiger counter right to your body and detect some of the radiation from the reactor however is minimal so i don't think that everything is going to be radioactive here in the united states it's not that way food you can eat however we have to monitor the food very carefully because we do know that radioactive cesium with a half life about thirty years leaked into the ocean and it's water soluble and it did get into the fish and sea life around fukushima but the government does monitor these things and so far as we know the food supply is safe while i mean it i hope so i hope that we get that we can eat this food and i did want to ask you you know given. the crisis like you said another minor earthquake could could trigger another melt another tipping point exactly and this there are so many different reactors all over the so many here in the united states do you think that as
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a result of fukushima you know what we've learned from chernobyl that in the future will eventually do away with nuclear energy do you see us moving beyond that well germany has already thrown in the towel germany says never again they saw what happened that focused disaster in germany could literally wipe out germany as a nation and so they're phasing out nuclear entirely switzerland follow suit italy is sort of teetering right now and even japan is teetering on the on the brink they have a national debate as to whether or not to go nuclear not see after world war two japan made the faustine bargain founds with the legendary figure who sold his soul to the double for unlimited pop or does the. bargain that japan made after the war and now they're going to have to really analyze whether it's worth it to sell your soul to the devil well that's the future of nuclear energy i suppose dr michio kaku i want to thank you so much for taking the time to join us theoretical physicist author of the future of the mind it's number one right now everybody
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check it out thank you so much thank you. that's our show you guys have a great week and join me again next week when i break all over again. martin consumer sees and i keep me in the country is the federal government. it simply says property of the united states government. the united states' privilege it was public has to realize it can't just by. just throw it away this is
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a good plan for instance belongs to the united states environmental protection agency and i found this on a damn site here this year in some ways. the producers of these lives when i should be able to look at these i believe that vision responsible for the approval from cradle to grave. paid off to mexico. mental health property all south america incorporated it also belongs to the washington metro area transit authority properties of a dentist aids page trend and trademarks. the people of afghanistan head to the polls for the first time since the fall of the taliban will be told to keep the faith. of our democratic friends our.
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national. nato suspends all practical cooperation with moscow following the ukrainian crisis but says political dialogue can continue what it draws up plans to deploy more troops on russia's borders plus. the project that was supposed to be a symbol of hope is now falling apart and too many areas look something like this. tracks the billion stolen and squandered in afghanistan as we begin our special coverage of the presidential election that the taliban has pledged to make as bloody as possible. billions rolled into the greek economy as the eurozone signed off on a long awaited loan but there's little relief for business owners. still struggling . and the coldest city on earth would say it wraps up warm to hunt for
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hidden treasures of the siberian winter floors. not from a studio center in moscow this is all to international with the twenty four hours a day nato says it's freezing practical cooperation with russia both military and civilian it's in response to what the bloc calls moscow's annexation of crimea. joins me live now with more say marina what exactly is the same. well following a ministerial meeting on tuesday nato released a statement announcing a suspension of all civilian and military cooperation with russia and for more than a decade russia and nato have been cooperating on crucial security issues such as
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fighting terrorism and drug trafficking and also dealing cooperating with disarmament and stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction clearly they've been cooperating on a lot of issues also during the u.s. war in afghanistan russia has also played an instrumental role by facilitating lare land an air transfers of equipment to the nato led international security force in afghanistan but right now the western alliance is calling on moscow to reduce its troop number in crimea to pre-crisis levels and taper military activities along russia's border with ukraine in the meantime nato's statement says that its relations with moscow will be limited to diplomatic dialogue. we have decided to suspend old practical civilian and military base we need to. our political dialogue and the need to russia council can continue as necessary if the. wants to
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exchange views first and foremost on the crisis. however following this ministerial meeting nato secretary general anders rest mutants rest nice and backtracked on the whole suspension thing or at the very least he confused just about everyone because he said that nato actually expects russia to continue working with the alliance on important issues. i would expect. com to controvert. projects to continue i would all szell expect the afghanistan related cooperation projects to continue. the trend she did arrangements as well as the helicopter project because we have a joint interest in ensuring section of our mission in afghanistan. so it's not very clear what this suspension really means because as it turns out
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nato wants to punish russia but also expects moscow to cooperate when it's requested by the western alliance so it's not very clear what nato means when it's saying that it's suspending all civil and military cooperation with russia and in addition to all of this marina is now saying it wants to increase its cooperation militarily with ukraine so what can we expect to happen. that's right we can expect to see an increase in cooperation as you just mentioned this is something that nato officials have been voicing for the past few weeks and according to reports ukraine's foreign minister has even asked nato to provide kieve with radars and other technical and military equipment now the official in question is currently being you by by the western block in the meantime nato says it will be implementing anything it's an longer term measures to strengthen ukraine
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security and that also comes as there is about to be a joint military drills taking place between nato and ukraine right on russia's borders but as we've been reporting in the past and currently nato is a continual encroachments surrounding russia is nothing new it's been going on for the past few decades and for more on that story we turn to our tease. government to meet mr burg. the u.s. is raising the alarm over russia conducting military exercises on its own territory . i raised it with the foreign minister our strong concern about these forces despite the u.s. sending its own troops warships and fighter jets around the world for drills in eastern europe right on russia's doorstep the referendum in crimea that saw the region join russia is now touted as a reason to bolster nato we do more to ensure that they regular
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nato presence. among some of these states that may feel vulnerable is executed its stated that the motivating force behind the move is to guarantee europe's security. and security are creating a war expectations in stereo war propaganda the contrast between what nato says and what nato does speak a most obvious in the one nine hundred ninety s. when the military alliance started expanding eastward despite a promise given to moscow before the collapse of the soviet union thought they were ready not to place a new two army i'd say of german territory gives the soviet union a firm security guarantee fast forward twenty four years the exception of eastern european countries to nato was one of the greatest success stories are worth time but the task is not yet complete in one nine hundred ninety when the commitment was made to moscow not to expand sixty nations were part of nato later twelve more
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joint all of them dotted close to the russian front here more members could be on their way we're talking about the expansion of the global military more were constructed anywhere on the nose. at a moment's notice and can overwhelm other nations with no turn superiority which is on mt and again the only time in history of a long time to have that sort of i'm challenging military superiority on the ability to deploy them to the employment after the us offered to helping hand to put a new government in kiev ukraine is now holding talks with the military alliance in brussels although officials. maintain it's joining nato is not a priority for the country just the and the time for all of us to stand with your opinion people in support of their territorial integrity and their sovereignty and we are doing that in response to the u.s. and its allies calling russia an aggressor a joke emerged on social media an image of russia encircled by nato bases saying
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russia wants war look how close they put their country to our bases on a more serious note. to get russia so unbalanced. villagers bracha much of the structure here that it won't feel comfortable in the future getting in washington's way when war is too long strain break syria with war she wants to. whatever war she launched. sixty five years ago twelve nations signed the north atlantic treaty in this building in the u.s. capital the military alliance was designed to counter the threat from the soviet union that's what disappeared when the soviet union collapsed but instead of winding down operations nato kept expanding moving closer and closer to russia's borders so should it come as a surprise that russia no longer believes u.s. claims about nato is goals and plans for the future in washington i'm going to
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check out our team. jeff steinberg he's senior editor at executive intelligence review magazine he says there was a blatant push by u.s. dominated nato to surround russia. i think they're on the run here and the intent is to create a greater and greater encircled of russia by moving nato forces. even countries that are former republics of the soviet union the original agreement to build a missile defense system against threats from iran and other places has broken down and now you have a unilateral u.s. nato military. defense system where. the brute is of russia in fact right now in the black sea in rumania well nato itself is going through a change of leadership with a former norwegian prime minister said to become its new secretary general so you
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can log on to watch the dot com to find out more about the man with the alliance about the market sixty fifth anniversary can join us for special coverage on friday . despite a nationwide insurgency terrorism and less than savory election tactics the u.s. is hoping afghanistan's presidential vote will start a new era for the country but today that seems a very ambitious goal currently. government is heavily bankrolled by the white house on paper the money is to rebuild the country and improve infrastructure after the u.s. led invasion but in practice there's a couple of reports much of it is either siphoned off or wasted. the united states
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has spent more than two billion dollars on road and highway construction here in afghanistan but the project that was supposed to be a symbol of hope is now falling apart and too many areas look something like this now we are here in kabul but across the country more than ten thousand miles of roads and highways constructed by western donors have fallen apart because of over a few others have been shredded by explosives laid down by insurgents what's more the afghan government is unable to maintain even a fraction of what's been constructed since two thousand and one. at the end of this year america's longest war will officially come to an end since the start of combat operations the us spends close to one hundred billion dollars to help rebuild afghanistan many of the projects were well intentioned and some certainly did help improve lives but much of that spending has helped fuel corruption and waste and a lot of the money has simply disappeared on the counter for. at least nineteen
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hospitals constructed by the international community may be too expensive for again the stand to run and other cases of difficult to see just where the money has gone at least one u.s. funded hospital in afghanistan's parwan province cost taxpayers six hundred thousand dollars but it is so poorly constructed that doctors have been forced to wash infants in untreated river water there's mold and mildew throughout the facility barely any equipment and just not the electricity to power a handful of lightbulbs. because literacy is vital to any modern military or police force the u.s. added classes to its basic training of afghan soldiers the program was meant to ensure all new recruits were able to count right their old name but it's quite a two hundred million dollars spent on the program more than half of afghan forces remain illiterate. what about the massive military headquarters the size of two what ball fields and. no one left to use it and helmand province the defense
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department spent thirty four million dollars on a building that comes with all the tools to wage a modern war a vast operations center with teared seating a briefing theater the western forces have been busy packing up and withdrawing from the area the facility has never been occupied and will likely be torn down without ever having been used now washington's strategy in afghanistan relied heavily on spending more money more on bigger and quicker projects a so-called civilian surge to win hearts and minds yet much of the spending simply fields or left the country heavily dependent on foreign aid leaving many here wondering what will happen to their country once the westerners and their dollars home reporting in kabul for our team. with the election now just four days away the taliban has stepped up its own claim to one presidential candidate is already being kidnapped by militants in the country's election h.q. was stormed by isn't this last week and as jonathan steele from the guardian
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newspaper says years of military operations have double little to break the taliban's resolve it will be inevitable. loss of territory to the taliban off to twenty four to one in the afghan security forces are taking a huge toll of injury in the last few weeks months. very very hard levels of casualties much more the military itself suffering so that's a clear indication about the taliban. fighting hearts to. afghan security forces are just not able to do with. the afghanistan election is set for the fifth of april and will be covering the voting for you know a correspondent you see is there and we'll bring you a series of reports on the future of afghanistan and how this vote may shape it. the people of afghanistan head to the polls for the first time since the fall of the taliban but will this boat keep the weight of the current terms of our
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democratic front of our. hearts you actually believe. it's one of the most challenging places for humans to live even with spring just around the corner on the first leg of a journey into siberia to buy let's say found a surprising source of warmth in the homes of the locals. i'll begin with the infamous siberian journey in intense cold with a visit to a small village named ali yet he isn't here is top and the food is region on earth . minus thirty five is considered a mild winter day. learning more about surviving these out to get winters in the
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village and dressing up for the occasion. it's minus forty five degrees outside so we're going to dress for mother nature because i'm not taking any chances thermal already on three layers on top already so we're going to layer on top of that. now it's off to the village of boy. it's a forty minute snow covered right. well upon arrival the streets are deserted but the warm welcome from our host the governor yellow changes are. worse today here. in iraq one way to keep warm is cigarette cooking. and that's how i got to know mira. will use whatever food to
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get them citee nothing if we cook a furrow even the sea came and taylor used the only part with either of the hooves that we have a use for them to baking the musical instruments out of them during the long dark winter the family enjoys time together and music is central to their lives. obviously creating music is out of the question for them. while mere records of a lottery shows me the farmhouse once i got over the shock of the smell in the farmhouse i was eager to try milking a cow. her name being mara bell the experience almost perfect. for a city girl i didn't think i would be able to do it but i did it i am not a farmer a siberian husky dark farm not far from the village after was another experience come all the way to siberia and not take a sledge ride not
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a chance. back at the house. mira has had a feast to remember in siberia we're talking about frozen live to horse fads even a frozen fish all the local delicacies on the table so for me tom would say on a beautiful decorated table of food and delicacies also will people it's goodbye from siberia. and then remove from tabby she takes a look at how siberia's diamonds make it all the way from the mine to a happy woman's finger that sets more of but still to come this hour of the international jihadists rebel seize the syrian town of losing homes and forcing files of all mediums to flee find out why some of blaming neighboring turkey for the assault that some of the stories after the break.
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crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want.
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the syrian army is trying to retake the town of jihadists seized did forcing files of ethnic. to abandon their homes russia's deputy foreign minister is already urged the un security council to discuss the attack that reportedly claimed up to eighty civilian lives now these soldiers led to an international outcry with some accusing turkey of being behind the attack something encrypted noise and those who managed to escape the source have been given shelter in the neighboring town of the takia many families were forced to leave so quickly they left their whole lives behind we managed to speak to some of them but i have two children and my husband left he
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said he would join us but we've heard nothing from him i don't know where. to get the bombardment started early morning we struggle to save our son we were laying on the ground because of the heavy bombing the boy only just escaped we could take nothing from our home we had a huge library armine literature my wife is a teacher at the local school i mean. nothing about us there is no getting out we just left with what they were wearing in nato turkey's reported involvement led to numerous allegations juba's videos and questionable theories a web team has tried to sort truth from falsehood. conflicting reports on the fall of chris saab an armenian christian shrine in syria did the so-called free syrian army rebels who took the town approach from turkey video evidence on conditions in the town is proving plain wrong at worst and inconclusive at best the f.s.a. advance on did spark
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a wave of concern on twitter cher and kim carr dashi and both of armenian descent were among those voicing their concerns read up on the save because up campaign and the struggle for syrian border turkish control on r.t. dot com the eurozone is finally signed off on a loan to greece worth more than eight billion euros comes just in the nick of time to settle vast looming debts but the glimmer of good news has failed to make at least one struggling hairdresser happy more information has been funny out. it's been a busy month for the owner of this barber shop in central athens since younis almost half his prices the number of his clients has only doubled knows. i need to work to stay afloat i need to live if my customer gets his haircut once in three months instead of every month as it was before the crisis i lose sixty percent of my income with this offer i work more but at least i earn as much money as i used to make before the crisis. in six years of economic recession in greece
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people's incomes have been trimmed and their pockets have almost empty they now learn to count every penny. i come here from petropolis and many of my friends also do to save a couple of euros now maybe we're more or less fine later i may have problems so i have to prepare for the worst. well we film another client passes by to make an appointment for the next day because it's to your is cheaper than today. the political system and all the political system is to blame it's corrupted nothing to lead us into the situation where thirty measures didn't savers and drove the country even deeper and deeper into crisis and dry as is a greek retiree who worked for the state for decades and expected to get a pension of thirteen hundred euros a month but instead he only gets seven hundred he also prefers to come back
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tomorrow many think the fishermen think. their salaries and. wages. lowered three years on the world. and this opinion is shared by many greeks they believe that the current back situation could deteriorate even further this barbershop in the greek capital is just one of a growing trend today many entrepreneurs resort to a special office to attract more clients all in most cases to keep the number of costumers at the same level at least but with economic situation here in the country homely deteriorating some here fear that tomorrow many greeks will not be able to manage even this. written option r.t. from athens. other world news in brief. police in turkey have water
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coming up fails in the protests in the capital supremum lection council demonstrators want a review of local election results which saw prime minister at a party with a narrow victory as believe there is a serious disparity between the official count monitors reported. to bring down a quarter since thirteen people including a number of teenagers to life in prison they're found guilty of attempted killing of a policeman and taking part in an illegal protest two years ago some. they were forced to confess through torture as an adult she's from the european arena organization for human rights says the west is purposely ignoring what is happening. and protests are ongoing especially now with their formula one event taking place and the i and so many people are being arrested and harsh sentences are being. issued on the on for democracy pakistanis and those who have basic rights and human rights it will continue as these charges are files these trials are for all false
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western countries are the line and double standards when it comes to bahrain it is not only buffering the movement and by the way is facing not only want the best of reaching it displacing six oppressive regimes all the g.c.c. so this so if it succeeds and bahrain it will succes and the entire g.c.c. there are so many human rights violations in bahrain in saudi in qatar and kuwait and emirates in oman. i'll be back with a new city with more for just over half an hour from now in the meantime max and stacy discuss how some really old school gadgets can help deal with corrupt bankers that's because reports of the short break. largest consumer of the season i'd say it would be in the country is the federal
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government simply saves property going ministry is going to. want this the united states privilege it was public has to realize it can just buy. you know just throw it away this is a problem for instance belongs to you know those thieves environmental protection agency i found this on a dump site here this is their computer it's not wasted on the produce of these little i have to should be able to pull. i believe this should be responsible. for a bill to bring. to mexico. mental health. also belongs to the washington metro. dentist aides. and trademarks. the people of afghanistan head to the polls for the first time since the fall of the taliban but both keep the blame for the terms of our democratic transfer of
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power. currently but. such. people are going to. want to thank you. for. taking every minute. cut. oh well. like i. think this. list is. sometimes from nothing.
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just keep still and still be just if you see the stage it looked to be. but it was still. live. welcome to the kaiser report on my skies are bring back the getting sick well max i understand now why austerity measures and too much debt has bankrupted the average person because the bankers want to make sure that the getting can never be brought back headline reads used gear team for sale goes. going do
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no deal so a centuries old teen used but still in perfect working order went up for auction thursday in france according to press it was expected to fetch some eighty two thousand dollars says auctioneer francois exhibit do flow but it didn't sell and this is a genuine french revolution guillotine that was used and it didn't sell a fantastic story it's a cheap price i think that for a good team from the french revolution the french revolution of course they met the wall of bankers at that's on that they couldn't overcome that and they simply started to decapitate them and there's a lesson to be learned there and i've been saying this for a while and i think that in all honesty if the bankers won't stop doing what they're doing the enemy found a spate of suicide bankers committing suicide recently but we need to get more proactive and we need to think about this method that was used at this time to
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enable the people to get past that block that the bankers and the monarchs in the plutocrats in the kleptocrats of put in the in the way of the people expressing their common good as they say it's an actual real live used gear teen francis self has not decapitated there's only one really good gear teen and that's a used to be a team in this case a good teams value goes up the more you use. it unlike a car that might amortize over years and have a resale value deteriorate here the attains the more that they're used actually the price goes up i mean the more royalty and marie antoinette other ne'er do wells the more heads the world into the street plus concord right there in the middle of france and paris in front of the sawmill a national now the greater the value so i would be surprised this should be going for five hundred thousand it shows you the extent to which people are being put up by these kleptocrats that they haven't stepped up to speed on to put this going to
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try to buy it myself and put it on start joined come in crowds fund the purchase of this scene now the maximillian spears scene was actually sold a few years ago for forty thousand dollars so this one i think it should also be sold but you know again back to the financial war against the population what another record year of corporate profits means for the u.s. economy last year was another record year for u.s. corporations new figures released today show they pulled in a record one point six eight trillion dollars and after tax profit and there's a nice chart to go with this to show you what happens when the guillotine is not used here's the pink line is their total profit the purple i below that is the domestic profit and the line at the bottom is world profit as you see the domestic profit in the u.s. is where is the most to give them a record profit at the same time the federal reserve bank's balance sheet was increased by four trillion dollars so the way the banks work in america is they
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make loans that will never get paid back and they keep the fees and then when the loans are due and they're not being paid back it could be a car loan it could be a student loan it could be a mortgage they simply swap the bad loan with the federal reserve bank who put those bad loans on their balance sheet in exchange for a fresh treasury bills fresh money and they'll pay him actually ten times more the bad loan it's called collette you know reserve banking a fractional reserve banking so that's the business model. surprise it all make a lot more money because all they have to do is wake up in the morning throw a loans out the window of course as when revealed by the bank of england recently their loans are in the deposits are originated by simply making loans into the system and then one has come due time for the laws we pay back they go to the central bank and they give ten times of value blown a fresh money during the financial crisis when the u.s. government and the central bank essentially took over and rescued and saved all these banks they didn't decapitate the banks they didn't get rid of the heads of
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the bank which is what happened in previous sort of balance like which happened in sweden for example in the eighty's they got rid of all the guys who had plundered the bank and destroyed the banks so because of that you have high profit margins and it's the bottom the peasants in the french revolution overthrew the guys who had destroyed the economy here the peasants are the one being hit because as this article points out labor is still losing we bummed you out on labor day with the news that the us workers share of national income was the lowest since world war two and this is more confirmation that companies don't need big waves of hiring to stay in the black while the labor market has been tightening gradually this still no question that workers are at a disadvantage the workers are unneeded because why bother hiring a worker if you can get a robot and why should the government try to get workers employed when they don't need their taxes because they just they just print money so the workers like in the feudal times are really just an impediment for the kleptocrats on their way toward
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stealing everyone's money look there's two different words here there's decapitate and then there's the capitalization now in a functioning economy to capitalize companies that are acting poorly by stealing money as you would see with let's say jamie dimon and j.p. morgan who you know we know through the john corps on m.f. global scandal stole billions and that was just one example of dozens of example. of theft and larceny the federal reserve has a way to do capitalize these criminal banks years by raising interest rates but because the banks are. janet yellen and ben bernanke in before her they they won't get the business of d. capitalization so it's time for the people to get into the business of decapitation if you want to do capital then we decapitated by the way j.p. morgan bank was charged thirteen fines last year for what would normally be criminal activity for a normal being but they didn't have to admit to any guilt or crime in those cases
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now you know go back to the system you also have a situation where you know if the worker isn't needed and the worker is the one that creates wealth and all the money the capital of the cash being created by the central banks and the private banks and the companies part of the reason why their profits are so high is their using their own revenue stream to buy more shares in their company driving up the prices so there is also like the infrastructure of labor itself is becoming dilapidated so i wanted to look over to vietnam in emerging economy allegedly communist nation where there is also similar dilapidation of the infrastructure in the bridges and tunnels just like in america so you have a situation where vietnam's bridges are so bad kids have to float in plastic bags to get to school and on the bridges are in a sorry state nine people were killed and forty one injured when a pedestrian bridge collapsed last month and that's when the bridges exist at all
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a video surfaced this week of children and adults floating across the nam post river northern vietnam and nothing more than plastic shopping bags recent questions about crucial infrastructure in one of southeast asia's fastest growing economies now you have to watch this video of these are children being brought to school crossing the river. not make it oh look at that question you can i. well there's a key phrase here that you use the one of the fastest growing economies and yet here you have a fast growing economy where at the bottom in the economy children are put in plastic bags and shuttled across rivers in extremely fast terms to get to school because at the bottom end of that economy like the infrastructure self is collapsing so it's fast growing only for the kleptocrats who are plugged into the central banking system that are able to swap terrible loans i'm sure that there were loans made to build bridges but those loans were put into the pockets of the
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kleptocrats and the bridges were never made and then too they swap those bad loans back to some central bank somewhere for fresh money that they put their pocket and then they buy a yacht they buy some art they go to london to buy a building but then the people never have seen the money and to get across the river to school the child has to be put into a plastic bag and shuttled across by some hardworking fellows working for you know for a few quid to make the daily ends meet first of all that's also what you saw in iraq and afghanistan where billions and billions hundreds of billions of u.s. taxpayer money was sent in order to build infrastructure they said nation building we were doing remember what happened there were no bridges ever built there were no schools ever built they were just they took the cast started speculating bought property here what why not of course because if and a world we don't need workers and wealth creation you just need speculation why not put that entire economy in a in a plastic bag and threw it across the thames yeah i mean this is the way i believe
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they used to send people to hell is that they used to put witches and burlap sacks with tigers and cats and throw them in the river and if they floated then to prove that they were a witch and if it didn't float then they were dead anyway well the ad that proves that they're not a productive worker allegedly you know if this baby in the plastic bag didn't make it across the river it would prove that there which and therefore the death was legitimate under the current banking see. as engineer by devil worshippers like george osborne of course you and i flew in a small plane the u.s. infrastructure system is not too dissimilar to that we flew a small plane from new york down to north carolina i remember there was electrical tape around the door that was holding it was actually around the entire body of the plane if you looked outside when you were boarding the plane that was held in one of the wings was held on by gaffer tape i swear to god i was so scary but now there is not just children being put into these plastic bags and sent across the river one twenty three year old woman in the province d.n.b.
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end who relies on the bag method to get to work the crimes experience shaky and scary but you know. sure it. own take in the bag. like a safe way to go to work to be put a plastic bag and thrown into a river but you do what you do in the club the crabs are stealing all your wealth well yeah and i think it's a good analogy for our entire. infrastructure our financial infrastructure that this is the equivalent of what you see central banks hearing this is quantitative easing is just as absurd if you could understand that and see that visually as like janet yellen is basically doing this putting our economy in a plastic bag and throwing it across the stream of liquidity the analogy is apt in terms of all these loans that are being made knowing that they'll never be repaid knowing that once they're not repaid the people making the loans whether it's j.p. morgan or goldman sachs or h.s.b.c. or barclays or lawyers or royal bank of skull and they simply go to the bank of
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england or the federal reserve bank or the european central bank and they give them ten times greater than the bad loan to put in their pockets and then not loan it out into the economy but originate bad loans so unless someone's going to be offer a deterrent to what's euphemistically called moral hazard then bring back the good saying decapitation if we're not going to be capitalized maybe that's the only or solution either dick outlaws or decapitate i don't want to hear any other middle ground for gosh sakes either one or the other here in filey is a quick headline about the both of those capitalization and decapitation as a response to financial war russia to create our own national payment system in bid to reduce dependence on the west so you know it was a shock apparently that visa mastercard suddenly just like they did to wiki leaks and and other nations and groups around the world they just cut russia off from visa mastercard now that works once or twice and then people start to say well why
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do we need to be dependent on this and in fact putin said it's a great shame that some companies have taken a decision on certain restrictions i think will simply lead to a loss of certain segments of the market for them and a rather profitable market at that right so visa has started a war with russia. i'm not sure what gives them the right to start a war i thought maybe the president or congress our somebody in politics would start the war but apparently visa is now starting wars with g seven and the g eight or g nine i'm a jeep one it's only one country now they got all the gas right thanks thank you thank you stacy i'm going to put my visa card into a plastic bag and send it across it it's actually an excellent idea say to the second to all of your.
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money on your arm and a lot of these. people. a pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure. this is the media leave us so we leave the. motions to the other you part of the physical. issues that no one is asking with to get that you deserve answers from. politic only on our team.
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right to see. first street view and i think you're. on a report with. the in the. morning. now i.
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welcome back to the kaiser report imax guys are time now to turn to matt o'connor he's the promoter behind next week's big fight night. at the o two arena and london the winner of the kickboxing tournaments will become the first ever super middleweight bitcoin fighting champion and presumably they get this belt is that correct matt that's correct max and i point out i think you have a a jamie diamond is here he'll be part of the event as well correct as astronomy diamond for the event that's correct but yes all right great nice to have you jamie thanks. so matt this is the world's first bitcoin sporting event why bitcoin why because because. of the meet. with the government group and we go to such and we don't come out with me so at the because i'm involved in so i book seem so integrate it would pick coin it was
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a piece in the sky that he's saying in the fighting community more adoption of bitcoin and how did that how does the big point it's not normally what an somebody thinks of and i think of kickboxing with us a few people being so you know because we come up with he saw it there when he saw the idea and us well want to pick one community to get round it because we have to say you know if no one's done it before we know so it's already a real he's will we talk about it so broken down this interim for a second jamie if you can just try to talk to matt here about the event so we'll get to in a second if that's ok so let me just continue on with matt the room i understand that so matt the the big coin prize purse is what exactly are you actually giving away because i mean as part of the event the winner of the tournament the man who won which was a super committee let me ask let me interrupt you know you started to actually you know you're you're representing jamie diamond as event i mean do you do you realize that that is right yeah of course the. book from example you don't have any
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problems. with even though this does back you represent j.p. morgan they've been caught repeatedly committing massive fraud there you are representing this in the ring you have no no no it will prove it i mean you you have the proof anywhere in the use of one i would say the trillions of can just let me in a second can we just continue on the mat for a second i mean i'm a little surprised that this is going on but let me just get to know the matter the how about the boxers what was the response from them to fighting for a big coin purse i was quite surprised with the books is can we. it's coming from sweden. all and if one really was really excited about it was a lot you know i was quite surprised to find the books and community the support i gave to it really and even of all the big clunky unity or suffer while yelping involved in because in about a year and a half she do a bit more and then as well it typically mining how long is that been going on for
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me up in revolt in the morning about a year just under a year over year roughly and in doing that other cryptocurrency is like like oh max going yes of course some coen for the coen and i was actually frank you know so mexico in my view is well. yeah yes mexico and yeah ok i'm not i seriously sense as if i could just intercity enter up there as an i started interrupt you interrupting make me just a lot of like a real where did you find this particular individual as a part of it and where did you go in touch with me and when we found it was during this event and it obviously was on the start showing it might be so kwapis and he said what it was coming on the show so much to this cause it really had to have been always you me as well mean was good investment to show. us the reason why i'm here and sound ok well so i must start trying for a second because start joy is this new british space crowdfunding site and we've already had tremendous success getting get real with chance coyle's crowd fund it
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we've also got the n.h.s. film which is now being crowd funded on star joint start a revolution joiner abolition so now you've got this bitcoin fighting tournaments which is how is the response been on start joint you crowdfunding this event explaining to be quite honest. that's where we just need a bit more promotional stuff and of course really good so you go on as we're working hard on it and we'll just want to give it all to school a big shot. up and inquest will crucify the coin and society up with that these people beyond is really a good same with and it will. believe it because in cryptocurrency we just want this to succeed and still we just want to push it will tell you how many people are expecting at the event really sleep might be but if we go to capacity of sixteen hundred we're looking at might be you know trying to fill up the capacity but we we need to just push it more we need the support behind from community. and i'm
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thinking that it's too late for me to get involved because here i say this this just gentle man who has no. no no no conscience about representing jamie dimon one of the worst financial terrorists in this whole crisis in history made you know maybe i was not too late to get in the ring and teach this jamie diamond a lesson was you seriously because you know that you could. possible i mean i realize he is the professional fighter and all but he doesn't understand that when people around the world when they hear the word jamie diamond. so that will rage that awesome rights pre-digital rank it takes you i don't care if you're a professional fighter. jamie diamond knocks us the whole point right you guys you crypto currency go you just lose it all the time we've got room money that's the difference between people what do you call real money people when you're fixed track real money could well be taken although there was
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a report to see that gold we set up studies in metal right when it's all right listen matt i'm sorry to have as a goal that i'm sorry that is interrupted this interview just to make some good comment this guy's really getting on my nerves because you know on this show we have a strive mightily to educate the public about the dangers of having this type of individual and these types of bankers completely undermine the system in that way that they have now let me just i want to finish up with you when you're starting to annoy me i would. say well then you respond pay for all this with big call and let me get to you in a moment now. you got most of your funding through ticket sales isn't that right yeah basically matt we got most of our funding from ticket sales we've got one sponsor. he say you thought of the bill in the meadows. just given the pollution animal because bess about march is huge but i mean it was just because you really i mean. listen i scott i don't know i don't know if i can continue with
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this you know this is this is a war fought with me it's a fight with you if you want to go in the ring like a mummy i say and the rule over there says we come over the years and come over here you come over to me to make the first move the body. of you i shall make the first get up get up off your body. you think up a lot stand up there. could. be done to know your people don't. know you're going to raise is what i think i mean what. are shouts you know i sat you know what you just said. stick to show the right words where it's. come on come on. get out get somebody call security get this lunatic up myself i'll never get this jamie dimon i'm under no remorse at this lunatic out of here this is what we might get rid of this guy kind
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of this fish have you where did you find this morning i don't know if i don't know what i was happened to talk about so mean and explained was going to turn out all this food well look i'm going to fight this guy in the ring ok well if you noticed i almost knocked him out just yell no i just gave a few of my left hooks and a jab and i think he had flatness back but this is a look he's quick that. i mean. if you were to fall in there somewhere it's the fifth over i said i didn't god and offer you just keys because he's so rude yeah he's also a banker is what i should. they strayed over a road of arrogance i reckon so yeah arrogance must be met with extreme vigilance yes now mally got a couple minutes left and thank you very much for inviting me to this event at the i plan to completely decimate chammy diamond and when the better for the greater good for the people the people the victims of the banking cartel and their paper
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money apocalypse but in the couple minutes we have left let's just review now exactly the big the big car who else has all this fight by the way who also fighting a lawsuit we. could be moved coming from liverpool we go is coming over from sweden because coming out of norway we are going to be a top notch national you want to faint and it's going to be you know a brilliant four as and it's going to be. a fabulous show of bicycling boxing is a good one which is a form of keep folks in the mood so on we go on the on the call a combination of what kickboxing and what it is lot more time more and so i would show more thoughts on it boxing but if you have one is being famous in japan way to go one hundred five thousand. so we've just bringing this to the on the by simply red so yeah i think i have a bit of a person accent and the moist toy the samoa toy so i might tie those tie a boxing all right so now. big coin of course thing cryptocurrency is have really
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changed the entire global orientation toward money people see money for mining cryptocurrency do you feel that this is something that will empower you against. the when you hear george osborne and david kang cameron talk about the economy it's almost sound as if they're trying to disenfranchise you have all that they've taken an adversarial position against people is this is crypto currencies in your view do you see as a liberating force one hundred percent of go nov what it's who can buy george osborne allco if this was in the crips our currency it off and that's what the future was and you'd live in london about in the town yes correct are your neighbors you talk about in coffee shops you say i'm in the crypt i was at this the word spreading basically smallest will meet up with people whoa this discuss it from time to moments for codes you know school for education
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a lot of people want to bicycle and crowdfunding of course is an emerging phenomenon as well and so when you combine cryptocurrency with crowdfunding it sounds almost like an unbelievably explosive potential they're both from complement one another how some will because over the you're going to knowhow from the banks so you go to the crowdfunding platforms and. we've because if there were free to post where i would have to give them who do you think's going to win this fight against jamie diamond i mean he is a professional fighter i am an angry man i am a gifted man but i am after all not a professional fighter who will win this fight well it won't be put him up it's a new open so i mix you could of what i don't know because i don't want that core oh well i'm rooting for you max can i hit him with a steel pipe you can hit with what you want ok that might work any other tips. will know when you come in. fair enough all right well thank you so much for being on
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the show matt thank you max. all right that's going to do it for this edition of the kaiser wait for it with me max kaiser and stacy herbert i'd like to thank our guest matt o'connor is promoter of the world's first ever bed going championship you can find more info at start join dot com if you'd like to get in touch tweet us a kaiser report and select by. the people of afghanistan head to the polls for the first time since the taliban. both keep the weight. of our democratic our. national. margins consumer
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p.c.'s and i see what many in the country is the federal government simply saves property of the united states going to. the united states privilege of the public has to realize you can't just buy. your own just throw it away. for instance belongs to the united states environmental protection agency and i found this on a dump site here this. way. the producers of these little i have to should be able to collect these i believe that this should be responsible for the criminal to agree. to mexico. property will sell to murder incorporated it also belongs to the washington metro transit authority to the properties will be devastates. and trademarks.
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lisa tried to. pull it out of. your life. it's a sure thing everybody. knows . oh well. a lot like that. let's say the. least it's. sometimes for nothing the lead. elements and. it's not just you stupid he'd still be just to you see the stage take to be with. you all the silly.
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little. coming up on r t the cia torture report we're learning more about how the intelligence agency misled the u.s. government and the public about their torture and interrogation techniques will have the latest details just ahead and tension grows between nato and russia and nato has suspended its cooperation with russia mr tense relations regarding the future of ukraine more on that coming up and in d.c. local residents headed to the polls to pick primary candidates will the city's scandal plagued mayor keep his job more on today's election later in the show.
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it's tuesday april first four pm in washington d.c. i'm lynn neary david and you're watching r.t. america. well the cia has apparently misled the u.s. government and the public for years about aspects of a controversial interrogation program concealing details of harsh treatment of detainees this is all according to a report released by the washington post that reveals the thoughts of u.s. officials who have already seen a forthcoming senate intelligence committee report expected to expose the program according to u.s. officials who remain anonymous the sixty three hundred sixty three hundred excuse me page report includes what they described as disclosures regarding a sprawling network of secret detention facilities or black sites these sites were ultimately dismantled by president obama in two thousand and nine but before then prisoners were allegedly subjected to harsh interrogation techniques even when analysts were sure there was no information no more information prisoners could
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reveal a spokesman for the cia says the agency has not yet seen a final version of the report and therefore could not comment but to talk a little bit more about this i was joined earlier by marcy wheeler reporter at mt weil dot net and i first asked if she was surprised at all by these conclusions so far not at all because they are parallel things that came out in the public record two thousand and nine why do you want to take a look at what one anonymous u.s. official told the washington post that official said quote the cia described its program repeatedly both to the department of justice and eventually to congress as getting the unique otherwise unobtainable intelligence that helped disrupt terrorist plots and save thousands of lives one that actually true the answer is no despite what officials were told by the cia do you think it's possible that they knew all along that this program wasn't yielding valuable intelligence information
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. that they being congress and d.o.j. that i think. if you know you have to go one by one on the people i i think congress mostly got briefings on what kind of intelligence they and the cia always presented as the cia they were getting from detainees they were getting it without much detail on where it came from so for example they surely claimed that the cia had a listed things from people like abu zubaydah that actually came from the f.b.i. or came from other cia sources because we know that they did that they surely claimed that they had gotten information. after torturing people when they actually got it before they started torturing people we know they did that for example with the case apos uncool who ultimately led to osama bin laden. as far as d.o.j. i think it's a it's a more open question i think the o.j.
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. was stuck in the position of approving torture after it had already started and it was kind of a snowball rolling rolling downhill and people didn't want to stay stand in the way of that snowball and say you know this this waterboarding that you did two years ago was the legal because then they'd have to go prosecute these people so i think that within d.o.j. people had suspicions that they were being snookered by the cia they were getting different kinds of requests from the cia they were getting requests for kind of they were getting documents and being told you already approved this and d.o.j. would look at it and say no actually we didn't and i think that should have alerted everyone to do at d.o.j. that cia was doing things far beyond what d.o.j. had already authorized but only some of the people at the o.j. seem to care at the very least it seems like there was a major miscommunication at hand how will the report remains classified the senate
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intelligence committee is expected to vote on thursday the senate. executive summary of the report to president obama for declassification now if that doesn't happen what more or might you imagine this report to reveal. i think we're going to see a stronger case made for a lot of the things that we learned in two thousand and nine we're going to learn that not just about what kind of intelligence they got but also whether the cia alerted congress at all that they were torture and we're going to learn that they didn't we're going to learn that they repeatedly told told congress things that were simply not true about the conduct of torture i think we're going to learn we know a lot about for example what was done to abu zubaida and the false claims they made about abu zubaida we know a lot less about people who were tortured later for example with us on ghouls so i think we're going to learn a lot of new details with respect to him and that's important because he was
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a key person leading to osama bin laden and he had by all reports started to cooperate and then only later that did they start to torture him so it even raises a lot more problems for the legality of it all and marci interestingly dick cheney was asked in an interview at american university just last week about these programs and the allegation that he the war criminal i want to take a listen to that and then ask you a question some people call it torture it wasn't torture we were very careful in all respects to abide by the law we got the legal opinions out of the justice department with respect to what we could do and what we could do the attorney general of the united states said to sign off on each of these programs president had stated to sign off on the national security council had to approve them to me so this is this notion that somehow it was torture involved. that's not true. so he says everything was we go all he doesn't consider it porter this is after of course
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it's more widely acceptable that it was what do you make of his defense. i mean one of the things he says you know he implicit leaks says in in that passage is that if the president signs off on something it's not torture now that's obviously not true presidents all over the world and dictators all of the world sign off on things that are torture their signature doesn't change whether or not it's torture i think you know once people broadly start discussing this as torture which you clearly was then you know then then dick cheney it becomes a lot harder for dick cheney to move in flight circle because he clearly chose to do this he set out to do it he's the one who led it his lawyer david addington was key on the approvals for it and so you know of course he's going to deny that it was torture because he doesn't want to. be branded as a war criminal but. the it's absurd at this point for him to claim that and of
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course the cia has also been making news over its alleged spying on the senate intelligence committee as it conducted its review of this program congressional officials have strongly condemned the agency including senator dianne feinstein for doing this but yet we haven't really seen much fall out at least yet for the cia do you think we will see any fallout for the cia or for you know its head john brennan of course not i think that as things heated up i think obama got involved joe biden got involved harry reid got involved and they found a way to move forward but you know the cia spied on congress or snooped in congress's files this is not the first time they've done stuff like that as dianne feinstein's made clear they've done it this is the third time they've done it they disappeared some other files there were a bunch of files from d.o.j. is own skiff there they're top classified documents and and nothing has ever
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happened to cia in all of this and probably the reason why is because the authorization for the torture program as cheney just said it came directly from president bush so if you're going to start holding cia responsible you're also going to have to acknowledge the president's could be held responsible for the torture that they signed off on and i don't think people are ready to do that either you know right marcy wheeler a reporter at n t will that net thanks for weighing in thanks and now to the latest revelation and valving the n.s.a. according to documents obtained by reuters the u.s. intelligence agency persuaded a web encryption company to develop a more vulnerable system making it easier for the n.s.a. to spy on businesses artie's when the friend has more. understanding how a computer network security company a pioneer in its field in this case r.s.a. would cozy up to a government agency bent on mass surveillance might seem a bit confusing but again it could all be quite simple to give you an idea of who
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we're talking about r.s.a. makes the widely use secure i.d. tokens there used by corporations the world over for employees to log into their workstations it turns out r.s.a. didn't just embed one type of easy to crack encryption software in its products but two for the government back in december reuters reported that r.s.a. made a specific algorithm dual elliptic curve the default option and its be safe security tool kit with a deliberate flaw or a backdoor as they call it that allowed the n.s.a. to crack the encryption that deal was for a reported ten million dollars now the latest discovery shared with reuters by university researchers alleges that r.s.a. also implemented a second security tool known as extended random in the report researchers know that it could take our estates dually lipstick curve and crack it tens of thousands of times faster and that it doesn't seem to providing security benefits. the history
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of the company doesn't seem to jive with all of this until we look at recent political history r.s.a. security was founded in one thousand nine hundred eighty two and it was never a cozy pal of the n.s.a. in fact this is what then president of r.s.a. james beard so said back in one thousand nine hundred four for almost ten years i've been going toe to toe with these people of fort meade that success of this company is the worst thing that could happen to them to them we're the real enemy we're the real targets we have the system that they're most afraid of well cuts nine eleven expanded n.s.a. permissions and uncovered ten million dollar deal between the two and you have this a statement from r.s.a. we made the decision in the context of an industry wide effort to develop newer stronger methods of encryption at the time the n.s.a. had a trusted role in the community a community wide effort to strengthen not weaken encryption. microsoft research had exposed several witnesses in the code back in two thousand and seven but r.s.a. continued to list it as
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a default choice for another five years but on the heels of the snowden leaks are say acknowledges it discontinued the software's use just six months ago. lindsay france all right well at the end of this year the united states longest war in afghanistan will officially come to an end since the start of combat operations the u.s. has poured billions of dollars into the country focusing specifically on infrastructure and living conditions but we're now finding out that hundreds of millions of those dollars have been outright wasted or swallowed by corruption artie's lucy kept enough has a story. benighted face it spends more than two billion dollars on the road and highway construction here in afghanistan but the project that was supposed to be a symbol of hope is now falling apart and too many areas look something like this now we are here in kabul for a top six hundred more than ten thousand miles of roads and highways constructed by western donors has fallen apart because of over
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a few others have been shredded by explosives laid down by insurgents what's more the afghan government is unable to maintain even a fraction of what's been constructed since two thousand and one. at the end of this year america's longest war will officially come to an end since the start of combat operations the us spent close to one hundred billion dollars to help rebuild afghanistan many of the projects were well intentioned and some certainly did help improve lives but much of that spending has helped fuel corruption and waste and a lot of the money has simply disappeared unaccounted for. at least nineteen hospitals constructed by the international community may be too expensive for afghanistan for run in other cases a difficult to see just where the money has gone at least one u.s. funded hospital in afghanistan one province cost taxpayers six hundred thousand dollars but it is still poorly constructed the doctors have been forced to wash
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infants in untreated river water there's mold and mildew throughout the facility barely any equipment and just not electricity for power a handful of light bulbs. because literacy is vital to any modern military or police force the u.s. added classes with basic training of afghan soldiers the program was meant to ensure all new recruits were able to count right their old name but despite two hundred million dollars spent on the program more than half of afghan forces remain illiterate. what about the massive military headquarters the size of two football fields and no one. left to use it and how long's province a defense department spent thirty four million dollars on a building that comes with all the tools to wage a modern war a vast operations center with sheard seating a briefing theater the western forces have been busy packing up and withdrawing from the area the facility has never been occupied and will likely be torn down
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without ever having been used now washington's strategy in afghanistan relies heavily on spending more money more on bigger and quicker projects a so-called civilian surge to win hearts and minds yet much of the spending simply fuels corruption or left the country heavily dependent on foreign aid leaving many here wondering what will happen to their friends response to westerners and their dollars home reporting in kabul for our t.v. on this because. and now to the latest on ukraine today nato said it will suspend all practical civilian and military cooperation with russia saying it's on no sign that moscow was withdrawing troops from the ukrainian border foreign ministers from the twenty eight members of the western military alliance met in brussels today for the first time since the crimean referendum here's our t's marina port nial with more. nato is suspending all civilian and military cooperation with russia it's
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clear that it's a response to what the bloc calls russia's aggression in ukraine and it's an extension of crimea we have decided to suspend old practical civilian and military come between nato and russia our political dialogue and the need to russia council can continue as necessary if they invest during a level and to exchange views first and foremost on the crisis now some geopolitical experts say that nato is essentially shooting itself in the foot by picking ukraine over russia because we have to keep in mind that for more than a decade nato and russia have cooperated on a variety of security issues such as fighting terrorism and piracy as well as training counter-narcotics personnel from pakistan and afghanistan and other central asian countries russia's also played a pivotal role by facilitating land and air transfers of equipment to the international security forces and this has been. made o.
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countries to help the united states now following tuesday's ministerial meeting in brussels the western alliance released a statement calling on moscow to reduce its troop number in crimea to pre-crisis levels also withdraw them to their bases and taper military activity along russia's border with ukraine now according to reports ukraine's foreign minister. arrived with radars and other technical and military equipment because training officials say they need to secure their borders the official request is being reviewed currently by nato ministers and this all comes as nato says it will be implementing immediate and longer term measures to strengthen ukraine security measures including a joint military drill right next to russia's borders but as we know and as our team has been. porting nato's encroachments around russia is not new it's been
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going on over the past few decades for more on that story i will turn to my colleague guy and it's. the u.s. is raising the alarm over russia conducting military exercises on its own territory . i raised it with the foreign minister our strong concern about these forces that's despite the u.s. sending its own troops warships and fighter jets around the world for drills in europe right on russia's doorstep the referendum in crimea that saw the region join russia is now touted as a reason to bolster nato we do more to ensure that a regular nato presence. among some of these states that may feel vulnerable is executed it's stated that the motivating force behind the move is to guarantee europe's security. creating more expectations in stereo war propaganda the contrast between what nato says and what nato does
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speak a most obvious in the nine hundred ninety s. when the military alliance started expanding eastward despite a promise given to moscow before the collapse of the soviet union the fact that we are ready not to place a need to army i'd say of german territory gives the soviet union a firm security guarantee fast forward twenty four years. of eastern european countries to nato was one of the greatest success stories are worth time but the task is not yet complete in one thousand nine hundred ninety when the commitment was made to moscow not to expand sixteen nations were part of nato later twelve more joint all of them dotted close to the russian front here more members could be on their way we're talking about the launch of the global nodes are more like anywhere on the nose. at a moment's notice who can overwhelm other nations with no turn superiority which is on mount a new gun the only time in history one time to have that sort of i'm john was
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notorious very early on the ability to apply to employment after the us offered to helping hand to put a new government in kiev ukraine is now holding talks with the military alliance in brussels although officials maintain it's joining nato is not a priority for the country just the and the time for all of us to stand with ukrainian people in support of their territorial integrity and their sovereignty and we are doing that in response to the u.s. and its allies calling russia an aggressor a joke emerged on social media an image of russia encircled by nato bases saying russia wants war look how close they put their country to our bases. on a more serious note. to get russia and ballasting. the injured brats and seeing much of the structure here that it won't feel comfortable in the future getting in washington's way one wants to launch training base shared
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with warship watch to a rare whenever a warship watched. sixty five years ago twelve nations signed the north atlantic treaty in this building in the u.s. capital the military alliance was designed to counter the threat from the soviet union that's right disappeared when the soviet union collapsed but instead of winding down operations nato kept expanding moving closer and closer to russia's borders so should it come as a surprise that russia no longer believes u.s. claims about nato is goals and plans for the future in washington i'm going to check out our team. and now to carl's vod new mexico where the department of energy says for more workers were contaminated with low levels of radiation during a leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump the he now says tests show a total of twenty one workers have received low doses of radiation today the department said it plans to send a team of eight experts into the mine to begin setting up bases from which they can
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start investigating what caused the leak the waste isolation pilot plant is the nation's only permanent underground repository for low level radioactive waste from nuclear weapons facilities however the facility has been out of operation since february when a sharp rise in radiation levels was leaked linked excuse me to a leak in one of the underground tunnels storing radioactive waste about six hundred meters underground this radiation eventually made it into the plant's surrounding area and was detected in the air by nearby monitoring stations despite the alarming news planned and government officials have maintained that the amount of radiation released does not constitute a threat to public health. all right well today is election day in washington d.c. incumbent mayor vincent gray has long been considered the favorite to take the helm of d.c. for a second term but
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a recent corruption scandal involving the mayor could result in his indictment leaving the mayor ship of the nation's capital completely up for grabs artie's sam sachs has more. voters in washington d.c. head to the polls today to pick a new mayor so the democratic primary in the winner today is all but guaranteed to move on and win the general election as well and the big question today is whether or not the city's current mayor vincent gray can survive corruption allegations to go on and win a second term five individuals associated with the mayor's two thousand and ten campaign have already pled guilty to operating in a legal campaign slush fund something that federal prosecutors say the mayor was aware of many there's a strong chance that even if reelected gray may be indicted as well and that's weighing heavily on voters as a washington post poll shows that sixty one percent of voters don't think mayor gray is trustworthy and nearly half of d.c.
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voters say the allegations against the mayor are a major factor in their vote hoping to capitalize on these concerns are a slew of democratic candidates looking to unseat the mayor but most have been unable to gain any traction with voters with the lone exception of city councilwoman marial balancer who's managed to distinguish herself as the main challenger to mayor gray in fact the most recent poll shows about her actually pulling ahead of brit with thirty percent of the vote that's still well within the margin of error now given the scandal surrounding the mayor and the general lack of enthusiasm for any of the other candidates the c's expecting historically low voter turnout to share to give you some numbers only fourteen thousand voters took advantage of early voting over the previous two weeks which is considerably lower than the twenty two thousand voters who early voted back in two thousand and ten. also today d.c. voters will continue their push for statehood by electing to shadow senators and
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the shadow representative to congress although these positions are unpaid and essentially have no power they exist to lobby congress to grant the district statehood currently there are over a half million residents living in washington d.c. who do not have a voice in congress as long as the district is not considered a state. so that's the news around the nation's capital which may take the first step toward electing a new mayor today as well as continue its long struggle for statehood in washington d.c. sam sachs r t. a case out of delaware is bringing attention to the glaring disparities in the u.s. criminal justice system robert richards the fourth multimillionaire heir to the dupont chemical fortune has escaped jail time after admitting to raping his three year old daughter richards accepted a plea deal allowing his charges to be reduced from second degree rape which
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carries a minimum ten year sentence to fourth degree rape which has no minimum sentence the judge could have given him up to fifteen years but instead of suspended the sentence and ordered him to seek treatment writing in her decision that she thought he would not fare well in prison speaking to the detroit free press the delaware public defender brenda no neal expressed disbelief he said prison is to punish to segregate the offender from society and the notion that prison serves people well hasn't proven to be true and most circumstances on the other end of the spectrum is the case of virginia trayvon blount who was fifteen when he was part of an armed robbery at a house party and which no one was hurt his case made headlines when he was originally sentenced to more than six life sentences six making it one of the harshest sentences in the nation for a. minor who did not commit murder the two co-defendants and blount's case both
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legal adults accepted plea deals and got ten to thirteen year sentences but since blount insisted that he wasn't guilty of some of the charges presented he got no deal his sentence was recently reduced to forty years by outgoing virginia governor bob mcdonnell and boom bust is coming up next year on our team aaron eight joins us for a quick preview hi aaron thanks i'm europe now coming up on boom bust i sat down with american economists and boom bust favored dr paul craig roberts now dr robertson i spoke about the economic implications of the current conflict in ukraine along with the challenges facing america's middle class today then edward harrison and i are talking about today's big deal now cuba is looking to draw more foreign investors and we'll tell you all about it coming right up so please stay tuned lots of good stuff to look for do they are a does it for now that doesn't for now or in the stories you cover go to you tube dot com for america check out our web site r t dot com for its last usa you can
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also follow me on twitter at amir david stay tuned boom bust is next. that's. the way the banks work in america is they make loans that will never get paid back and they keep their fees and then when their loans are due and they're not being paid back it could be a car loan it could be a student loan it could be a mortgage they simply swap the bad loan with the federal reserve bank to put does bad loans on their balance sheet in exchange for fresh treasury bills fresh money without them actually ten times more the than the bad loan it's called you know reserve banking a fractional reserve banking so that's the business model of surprise and i'll make a lot more money because all i have to do is wake up in the morning throw out the
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there i marinate you're watching boom bust and these are some of the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up by sat down with american economists and boom bust favorite dr paul craig roberts now dr roberts and i spoke about the economic implications of the current conflict in ukraine along with the challenges facing america's middle class today you won't want to miss my interview with him plus general motors c.e.o. mary barra tells lawmakers on the hill today that she's still working to get to the bottom of how her company botched an ignition switch recall the mishap is not doing any favors for g.m. that bottom line that's for sure and we're going to tell you all about it coming right up then edward harris and i are talking about today's big deal that cuba is
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looking to draw more foreign investors but it's not the things apart no not at all you want to miss a moment and it all start break. our lead story today general motors multi-million car recall now tuesday mary barra the c.e.o. of g.m. testified in front of congress as to why it took her company so long to recall millions of vehicles tuesday showdown between g.m. and federal regulators focused on who is to blame for certain car defects that have been linked to thirteen deaths now monday g.m. recalled another one point five million vehicles worldwide in order to fix steering
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system problems and more than doubled its estimate to the hits that its first quarter results will take from these recalls now at seven hundred fifty million dollars. the worth of recalls now at the center of tuesday's congressional hearing was the recall of two point six million vehicles linked to the ignition defects defects that are said to be behind thirteen vehicular deaths the question now is who is to blame for the nearly decade long delay between the recalls that began back in february when g.m. engineers first found the problems with the ignition ignition switch which might have been as far back as two thousand and three in the car that they were in the car that was designed for the two thousand and five chevy cobalt now engineers discovered it was easy to jostle the keys out of the on position while the cars were running cutting power to the airbags power brakes and power steering that's a lot of things cut while driving now despite tougher laws being enacted in two thousand and two thousand and ten to encourage automakers to aggressively root out safety concerns it took g.m. almost ten years to publicly acknowledge that it had
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a potentially fatal problem that's a decade worth of time now g.m. isn't alone when it comes to massive massive auto recalls and in recent years consumers have proven to be more forgiving of auto makers who issue product recalls while companies that diligently raise a recall flag do run the risk that their competition will use the recall as an example of their own brand superiority those caught hiding defects until it's too late or often crucified in the media and as they should be now look at this crap that we have here of the largest us vehicle recall in history now this is back in one nine hundred seventy four issued a twenty one million buccal recall for transmission and failed transmissions that failed to engage in park it's a pretty big deal if your transmission is engaging in park and you can forget the two thousand and ten toilet a lexus recall of five point four million vehicles due to unintended acceleration risks as a result of format interference that i scared me now the fact of the matter is the auto industry will never be free of consumer recalls and as vehicles become more
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advanced in the use an increasing number of complex electrical and mechanical systems i think it's inevitable that there's going to be problems however hiding those problems from your consumers should take a serious toll on your company's bottom line. with. the american economy all credit robert is back now dr roberts has consistently voiced concerns about the strength of the u.s. economy about corporatism in the us and politics and about us civil liberties now roberts is a co-founder of reaganomics and has also been an editor and columnist for the wall street journal businessweek and scripps howard news service among many other publications now when we last spoke a lot of his energy was focused on the economic and employment challenges facing
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america's middle class so i asked him what he would do if he could implementers one of two fixes to help american middle classes and here's his response you say that i would love to get into all big banks for you grows. the federal reserve could stop the quantitative easing the purpose of which is to support the balance sheets in full. and if it stopped quantitative easing it wouldn't stop undermining the dot the real danger that americans face on top of the loss of their middle class jobs abroad is a collapse of the dollar goes at the dollar collapses on top of the loss of just the us and it's now such an important dependent economy the living standards would be tomahawked people would be just steps from so that's the first thing i wanted to
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i wouldn't let the banks fail we don't need to prevent the markets from working by printing huge sums of money every month to support the balance sheet of banks when that very printing of money and undermines the dollar it will eventually and i'm at the dol the other thing i think i might do as to change the way u.s. corporations are taxed i would force them away from all suring by taxing them on the basis of where they produce their product. if they produce in the united states they would be taxed at a lower rate if they produced in china or india or overall. for the whole market they would be taxed at a higher rate so that's only two things i can think of. two very good things an
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interesting perspective not one we frame that we heard during the financial crisis was that government allowed private gains to be offset via public losses by massive bailouts here's the question how in a globalized world does this undercut the notion that free movement of labor and capital produces the greatest welfare for the greatest number of people. because it does look global global capitalism does not produce welfare for anybody except for a few firms. what globalism is it's a way to publish first world labor. and to charter. agriculture and third world countries in monocultures for export and so you destroy the self-sufficiency of peoples and the less developed economies and you destroy the self-sufficient slid the selfish and c.e.o. workforce in the developed economies and the only gainers or a few big banks and
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a few big corporate it is an absolute no reason that the economy should be run for the benefit of a handful of mega rich banks and corporations. well what about dealing with wages directly down for example a rethink guess that we had on the program scott sumner he thought that he supports a wage subsidies as a way to deal with a low wage growth and unemployment and other support having government create a buffer stocks since even create buffer stocks that's just a term buffer stocks and jobs instead of unemployment benefits and yet others they support a higher minimum wages what's your answer to the problem. but i think you have more to give an instance to force the corporations to bring jobs back here you see what has happened since the soviet collapse is that china and india open their
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labor markets to first more capital so we could assist made by american corporations for example for sales to americans and it's the goods they make to market here in the united states they now make those braw so this separates. the the people from the production of the goods and services that they consume in other words their incomes are no longer relate to the goods and services that they purchased and so destroy it's the domestic purchasing power and destroys the ability of real income growth in the united states so this has to be altered dramatically or else united states is going to become an undeveloped country you're not
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a developed country when you can't make anything and when you hire all your engineers researches the designers of prof. so the united states has been in the past now for fifteen years maybe longer of the coming third world country and so the notion that it's some kind of a superpower is just a you know it doesn't have an economy haven't been though no income growth for the vast bulk of the people for years that's a scary thought for many americans are going to ask you just kind of to sum it all up what's your forecast for the american economy in two thousand and fourteen. i have fame this year it will turn down for them they try to spin all the bad news and turn it into good news but they aren't they can always just tell you some poor indicator and say oh look our good things are i think they're i think that's going to ride out all of this year it could go on another year another
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difficulty is that dollar itself you know the only way they can now keep the dollar's value up is by manipulating prices go you know they drive down the price to go by selling futures contracts which. trigger stop loss orders margin call server time game starts up they started hitting it with lots of nec in short selling and then in the paper gold market well i think that they're running out of the ability to do that speak well of catching on as well as just the gold stocks available in the unit in the united states or anywhere in the west are paragraph to be diminished so the dollar is going to be it on the dollar could become serious problem for the you know our earlier this month the dollar fell below the index reading of eighty which is the danger
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sign and they were able to pump it back up a but still the natural inclination seems to be to push the dollar data so how long they can fight these tendencies and as the predicts the big countries in the world all. the way from the use of the doll this is put more pressure so i would expect that they could have two kinds of one or rising problems with keeping the dollar's value up and rising problems with keeping the economy from. collection. so i think that the problems they face you know this year if not this year certainly next year. time now for a very quick break but stick around because when we return we're bringing you part two of my interview with paul craig roberts that in today's big deal edward harrison and i are discussing cuba's attempt to
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a tie so foreign investors will it work well discuss right after the break but before we go here are a look at some your closing numbers of the bell stick around. this with the washington well it's a mess. to speak to us getting the list. is
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a. candidate for office you are going to do that actually doesn't do too much rather have an old biotech agriculture giant song seventy six year old american farmer the studio fallout do you think this is going to create for the cia do you think this is what's triggering a great facilities to the world it's also the largest debtor nation. breaking the set is mostly about alternatives to the status quo but what might be real points to working for the american dream the next they were just trying to survive it's time for americans and lawmakers in washington to wake up and start talking about the real causes.
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and we're back now with paul craig roberts now the second half of our interview was dominated by ukraine because dr roberts recently wrote a scathing article about what he deems to be the looting of western ukraine now in our interview he gave full voice to the ideas behind that article and then stopped and i first asked him to explain why i.m.f. loan agreement is western looting if you crane is getting a bailout as for economic reforms take a look what he had to say so that i'm getting a bailout. and we have to launch a strike of ukraine we never see it all with guy m.f. will do they will take the money and give it to the private banks who are the creditors. so so that i remember says ok ukrainian government we're going to help this but export. so the banks in the right. down there loans the by x. to ukraine by the amount that the i.m.f. gives an f.
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tell us ukraine ok now to pay us back so that you'd be able to pay us back this is what you have to do you have to cut all age pensions talking about cutting them by fifty percent you have to cut social services you have to cut all the subsidies to consumers such as the fifty percent subsidy of a natural gas price you have to lay off x. amount of workers you have to sell state all assets to private companies in order to get more money to pay assault and then what happens is the big western companies go into ukraine and they buy up to industries american agribusiness will end up with the ukrainian farmland and the country simply is own by foreigners this is the way the i.m.f. plans always work the first thing you do is western banks get some cool government
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so indebted that it can't pay and yet it can't default and goes its credit rating collapses and it's now the pin the oldness flow of outside money so that the private banks get the country in debt and then the country then comes the i.m.f. and that's the procedure i describe it always works this way no country has ever been if it should and i am now flowing now mafia also received the i.m.f. loan under conditions of austerity and g.d.p. plunge and unemployment as well that skyrocketed now many people emigrated but is it a cold as this period was economically some observers are now saying a lot they are represents a model in eastern europe and now they are part of being a year or so here's the question is la pierre a model here or not what do you think off. yes a model of why you should never join the e.u. and never tell you that i am outflow that's left you is a good model of that look we've got russian people here. who had to
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flee the lack of any jobs or opportunity there were russians who lived in latvia and the russian people but what it was all in and sets part of the soviet union so they were there and consequence of this method is their life which store they're here now. they're yellow. now you go i want to ask you in five years where do you see the ukrainian political economy. over. it you know it's not even clear though. that the breakup of the ukraine is over you know it really consisted of two different countries you know a large part of what is currently ukraine. is form russian territory various traumas foreign leaders stuck in the ukraine you know lenin stuck a lot of eastern and southern. ukraine where former russian provinces and of course
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khrushchev stuck primary will come here is part of it but you've got a lot of the eastern and southern part of ukraine which are essentially russian territory speak russian there are russian peoples and if this is a stooge government that the obama regime has installed in kiev continuous its. aggressive words and deeds against the russians living in ukraine i think you'll see more of the country break away so we don't even know to what extent. but in fact there's no elected government in ukraine it's a stooge government posed by washington. so into they have an elected don't want and we see what its behavior is we can't even assume that the ukraine is a go a coup because we are into the fall are you afraid that military confrontation or civil. or even could be
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a pleasant outcomes in ukraine. i think that the ukraine is very dangerous because of the recklessness only part of the united states you know for the united states to go into a territory that for two hundred years was part of russia. had russia's black sea naval base. that the people in ukraine have relatives of russian russians and relatives new crane and for the obama regime to go in there and tear up this relationship install a stooge go with the intention of having the russians kicked out of the black sea naval base and with the intention of putting missile bases well new ukrainian border with russia this is reckless this takes a direct strategic threat to a major military power rusher is not iraq it's not libya it's not syria so
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i think it's extremely dangerous i don't i don't think that civil war will occur in the ukraine if we can believe he said that if they mistreat the russian populations in the russian army will cause russian army goes in there's nothing ukraine can do about it for that matter anybody else so if the stooge dump persists in. persecuting the russian residents of the ukraine and that thing will calls a certain territorial loss and then all the the former russian promises will return to russia now or what whether in the west where the nato or the united states would try to intervene i would be an act of madness but of course they can system show bad judgment. what is the point of untag and izing. russian by taking
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a direct strategic threat to its backyard there's no reason to do that and so when you have this type of recklessness in the west and supported by the media and supported by the nato puppet states this is a very dangerous situation. so far away and with this question why don't your opinion would be the right response by the west to help reduce corruption institute reforms and support a democratic and economically prosperous ukraine. led other than the west is this corrupt as anybody and the whole purpose is you know the economic pearl support from the political purpose i just discussed the economic purpose just allude to train and not interested in a prosperous ukraine there who has ever prospered from an i.m.f. you know we just had recently the report issued by the e.u. itself and european union itself that there was enormous correction throughout the
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e.u. and that the losses from this corruption was equal to the gross domestic product of ukraine and wow so what are you telling me about a friend of the corruption that it is that the united states government is totally corrupt the whole economic policy is run for a handful of banks. that was dr paul craig roberts time now for today's big deal. runs a deal time advert harrison joins me as usual to discuss the cuban economy and its desire to entice more foreign investment wealth work well not well find out now yes the cuban government has approved an international investment law aimed to expand the island's struggling now cuban government officials say that they need to grow
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the economy by seven percent per year however last year it only were two point seven percent now of course this is only the latest move in a series of post cold war initiatives to move the cuban economy away from central planning and towards a more market oriented approach so what's happening here in cuba and why have they decided to you know kind of entice foreign investment now in the country well the economy's doing poorly and so they've decided. now is a good fit on the action yeah right to open it up there could be the united states could get in there at some point it seems like perhaps in the near future there might be something there but ultimately you know the acute cuban economy is going nowhere it stalled and they really need to shake things up. in order to do that they need foreign investment now what does this law kind of allow investors to do and will the government have any hand in how they will invest before foreign
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companies building now you know the only way we'll have a minority stake now they can have up to one hundred percent ownership stake ok in company so that's a good thing. the second thing is that if they have joint ventures then the profits that they have from those joint ventures will be taxed at fifteen percent to thirty percent and then most of the us is are going to be exempt from. that tax for least at. years that would allow you know the. transfer of fees profits dividends excedrin out of the island without having to pay an additional tab remember the whole problem with. repatriating their taxes back and so forth so there's no additional tax now where some of these investment risks involved with investing that i would imagine is for the faint of heart if we look back in history it was not the best thing you know you had business owners thrown in jail etc etc definitely well here is we have a quote here that experts say that cuba needs to convince this is from reuters on need to convince foreigners that investments are safe the country is scared off
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investors in recent years by jailing foreign executives attempting to seize greater control of the business once they've proven successful and letting active proposals die without even offering an expletive at ease. when things are going well for the company will just take it. in jail a other occasion and other times you have no idea whether or not we're going to approve your investment that's not a very good policy attracting foreign i mean i don't want to put my money there that's the question is what are investors investing in and the kind of making is that i mean we ask the hemingway days and lots of hotels and things of that nature is there other business going and how to keep a lot you know like a full scale capital investment obviously but you know i know i have relatives friends who have gone to cuba from europe and you know they do have a burgeoning sort of tourism industry and i think you know europeans in particular
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they have experience with that industry obviously given what's gone on before if you are you know it's not for the faint of heart as you were saying if you want to invest the most will go to the dominican republic or some other caribbean island but for those people who already have an existing relationship the tourism industry definitely can be expanded and then once we have seen. that they are going to stick by the rules that they've set up that i would imagine that other investors can come in but you know it's all going to be the real you know. sort of riskier type of behind wielding wrists and hiding. added thank you so much i have a feeling this is going to the last we hear of this but that's all for now you can see all segments feature then today's show on you tube at you tube dot com slash boom bust r t we also love hearing from you so please check out our facebook page at facebook dot com slash mumbai starting please tweet us at our neda at edward and h. from all of us here in bust thanks for watching we'll see you next time shall. well
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