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seven pm here in moscow this is r t tonight twenty five ukrainians a seized here in russia suspected of plotting terror attacks in border regions some admit being sent by the ukrainian security service the latest on. and also two coming up ukraine. based now as nasa freezes ties with his russian counterpart exemptions on the international space station missions of the i assess which astronauts could only reach aboard a russian rocket got the latest on that. reporting to stop in its tracks an israeli courts rejects calls for an investigation into war crimes allegedly carried out by dozen of the country's top officials and. the taleban have threatened to disrupt the april fifth presidential elections as the recent tragic attacks across the country have shown the insurgents have been making good on that threat taliban
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gears up for a new offensive as international troops retreat we've got a report on afghanistan's worsening security crisis. good evening it's kevin i am with you at live from moscow here on r.t. as a states ten pm now and first this hour breaking news on r.t. more than two dozen suspected ukrainian terrorists are under arrest here in russia where it is thought they were planning attacks in border regions article has cannot hit with more to bring it up to speed on the radio what was known about those people that were detained tonight and their alleged plans that well these twenty five people who have been detained are all ukrainian citizens and leave admitted receiving instructions from the country's security service to gather intelligence data on a russian military hardware. stationed in that region they were supposed to send it
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via text and email. but according to a source close to the russian federal security service they are also plotting sabotage and terror attacks in seven russia's regions they were also supposed to contact radical groups in russia and we also know that all of them worked undercover in eastern ukraine three people out of the detained are also members of the right sector a radical nationalist ukrainian organisation one of the main driving forces behind the recent uprising in kiev. he go from up the whole other related news meantime ukraine's interim authorities are blaming special forces for february sniper attacks in kiev we've got more on that coming up after an investigation conducted solely by those backing the post-coup regime which is no clear its of all criminal charges to take a wider look at the at those events in just
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a few minutes time. and more ramifications to nasa says it's freezing virtually all its ties with the russian space agency now apparently as part of the white house's response to the situation in ukraine contracts visits and cooperation are all to be stopped apparently barring those related to the i assess the international space station as you can reports on tonight. nasa has sent out a memo saying this expansion includes nasa travel to russia and visits by russian government representatives to nasa facilities bilateral email law and teleconferences or video conferences at the present time of the operational international space station of t.v.'s have been exempted in addition multilateral meetings held outside of russia that may include russian participation are not precluded under the present guidance so as we understand joint work with the international space station will continue and meetings are possible but on a neutral territory u.s.
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astronauts are currently on board he says their mission will not be affected we understand the launch of a so used to walk it on april ninth will not be affected either but washington definitely giving russia the cold shoulder it's finding different ways to do. this one is at the expense of science and nasa scientists who spoke to the virgin news site on the condition of anonymity said this nasa is goals are and political this is one of the first major actions i have heard from the u.s. government and it is to stop science and technology collaboration you're telling me there is nothing better the last time the u.s. suspended ties like this was with the soviet union at the end of the nineteen seventies but fewer national space station was not even started yet at that time now some say if this moves beyond rhetoric washington could single handedly undermine cooperation that hundreds of scientists have worked tirelessly to build together throughout many years in washington i'm going to check on our team. so to
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some of them it looks like while nasa may be cutting certain lines of communication with moscow it does look like critical areas of cooperation will remain untouched of the scrapping the space shuttle program a course of twenty eleven the u.s. is now entirely dependent on russian rockets to put astronauts into space soyuz spacecraft in fact have sent eleven americans into war but in recent years more flights a plan to hopefully for twenty fold. seen the u.s. also needs russian made transporters to launch satellites for government use not only government use for our vital everyday tasks as well including the internet g.p.s. even financial transactions but nasa is trying to change all this currently all u.s. astronauts go to space russia's baikonur cosmodrome however by twenty seventeen nasa says it hopes to build manned spaceflight capability of its own again back to cape canaveral the problem for every firm miller as ever is funding it all comes down to money for years now the agency's been denied its budget requests often having to
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settle for half of what it asks for. the a damage this breakup may cause let's hear from professor of space cyber and telecommunications more know very pleased of my life with his friends want to dunk other friends or we're going about this tit for tat thing but it's kind of happened before isn't it the clamp down on the space here it's not new. yes and no i think that if you look back on fifty or sixty years of space age you know one thing which stands out is. the rather friendly relationships even in space during the cold war i mean that was going on but at the same time it was more laid out at a political level and listen the most frosty has been of our day and you're yeah in a sense yaar. i think we may have lost the line she then she froze in the hope i hope you're still with me on the it looks like the u.s. wants to punish russia using all available tools why should nasa be exempt from the thing you have gone and see. you frozen there what
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a pity will try to get hutch the little bit later. to talk a bit more about that that was very briefly friends vonda done co-write thanks for being with us this is artie international the controversial muslim brotherhood let's talk about that now it's called deep roots in the united kingdom but the group's already spent four decades in fact in britain and it's now over bracing to fight for its political life as it targeted by a new terror investigation will tell you more about that little bit later in the program and to an american soldier who was deployed in iraq shoots dead three servicemen in a texas military base and wounds many more before venting the gun and self again bats in this news update to. that next israel supreme court has ruled that there isn't enough evidence to pursue war crimes charges against twelve top officials it was alleged that they ordered killings collective punishment and attacks on civilians a middle east correspondent paula slee is in tel aviv with the latest. israeli supreme court rejected the petition to order israeli or thirty's to investigate
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israeli leaders and high ranking army officials both current and former of war crimes the incidents relate back to the israeli war lebanon in two thousand and six the israeli operation in gaza back in two thousand and eight two thousand and nine and also the turkish flotilla to gaza incident in two thousand and ten now that the charges against became a serious injury appear to be sufficient to make sure the troops was to be acts that are clean and to be crimes they also said that if the first two different events over the period of two thousand and six to two thousand and ten and the problem was that this petition was submitted only in two thousand and thirteen without a reason as to why it took so long another problem the judges put forward was that those accused were not in the same position in all of these events now the petition was put forward by a palestinian wm i went and who used to serve in the hague international court
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what's interesting is that it's received little to no attention here in the israeli media or in the mainstream priests in fact no one is talking however some people are saying that the result in the finding is not surprising they would not expect an israeli court to rule against its own officials. or middle east correspondent. a u.s. soldier who is deployed in iraq has gone on a shooting rampage at this base in texas it's killed three servicemen and women did sixteen ivan lopez got into a firefight apparently with military police at fort hood before then turning the gun on himself it was said he was seen by a psychiatrist just last month but their time anyway showed no signs of being unbalanced it's the same base where another serving soldier killed thirteen colleagues back in two thousand and nine gordon duff from a veterans today newspaper told assure us troops are in a precarious position. nearly thirty five percent of the soldiers that are serving actively in the u.s. military are in and. medication those that are leaving the military and as the wars
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are winding down we were down to thirty thousand troops in afghanistan now the military's downsizing and these soldiers are all either looking forward to years of fine employment or are trying to position themselves as disabled veterans or in military retirement and doing that is put them in an adversarial position with the military has caused a tremendous amount of dissension stress suicides and murder suicide as we're seeing now where sadly suicide rates in the u.s. armed forces have been climbing steadily over the past decade and to break it down a bit the numbers let's take a look at a news wall here some research was carried out by the global sociology group the rand corporation this is a break stones not good reading it says some five hundred thousand soldiers have developed post-traumatic stress disorder of those thirty percent that can since considered committing suicide at some point one hundred thousand have taken their
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own lives since two thousand and one breaking that down further it means eight thousand soldiers poit per year or nearly one suicide every hour gordon duff again also says the medication been given to depression is doing more harm than good here . the government a few years ago opened a suicide hotline after over twenty thousand veterans killed themselves is far is the military medical establishment there are still pumping out dangerous medications medications whose side effects frankly here are known to be psychotic episodes. suicide these these medications surgeon did out piecemeal with very little accountability and the military has still despite the efforts to take care of veterans and and those recently released the military is still very much at war within itself all right as promises try to get back to the guests were talking to just
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a few minutes earlier on talking about the ramifications of what's been happening in ukraine now facing what's happening above our heads in space as well professor nice to see you back again just remind our viewers professor friends on the dunk the cyber and telecommunications law professor very good to have you on the line we were saying that this is one of the worst cases of the worst case of frostiness we've seen i hope you haven't frozen again it looks as. if you still hear me but it's. before me up before i go into a very long question i think we've got to accept you've gone again try and come back to later talked a bit later what if anything will get him to promise you throughout the course of the evening. all right let's go back now and talked about afghanistan the results of the very long war that's coming to an end after so many years to add insult to the trauma of the war objectives those soldiers set out to accomplish of course has remained unfulfilled we're talking about the serious sides and the depression there just now well after the break we report on the tree from afghanistan and america's
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declining casualties and the people who are really adding to the body count. also coming up to us thousands of angry workers turned out in madrid we ask what next the force territory in spain which will soon see more than fifty town rail against . world. science technology innovation all the list of elements from around russia we've got the future covered. the people of afghanistan head to the polls for the. fall of the taliban leaders told he played the part of our democratic friends our.
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current leader but. with economic ups and downs in the final long day the longer the deal sank i and the rest of that like it's a meek little bit of a prickly. self proclaimed authorities announced their findings about february sniper attacks in kiev they blamed the country's riot police the unit was indeed dispended after a violent uprising but the conclusions bring more questions than answers considering that means the west an old russian analysts were less a part of the probe results come from politicians who've played themselves volt
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charges in connection with a valid uprising which brought the power. takes a closer. look at her this daily beast dot com article both self exclusive footage it says reveals exactly who is behind the shooting in kiev on february twentieth the writer claims to have sifted through ninety gigabytes of photo and video material to establish the identity of the killers it's a tempting headline and it's hail no doubt but looking at the four pictures provided the only thing they show is people with guns hardly. surprise on that day . it's also claimed the troops in the photos are from the alpha counterterrorism regiment a unit only authorized to shoot at people holding hostages or threatening the lives of v.i.p.'s. of the city nothing of what they did here on their own initiative protect them what was in your perfect legal or none of the security forces units
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shot at people because there was a point when they opened fire but they anglo celebrities hit the ground in front of people who were forty three meters away from us but that service was done in order to stop people who want to keep them from advancing further. but the article has hit home one of the office heads is now branded a murderer a simply for being spotted at the scene. so there are good deliberations like here in. my unit is now being called into his weekly visit with what i'm telling you think we killed no one in the. whole special units have strongly denied that counterterrorism fighters were involved in any killing. we had information that snipers were shooting at police from the hotel we could i mean we sent a sniper team to investigate but they couldn't see anything from that position so they changed position for a better view but by then they want to. do use for arms against people no we were
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only on an observing mission we communicated with the troops on the ground and guided them to keep them safe are you ready to hand over your guns to experts that you absolutely know if it's true that police snipers did not do the killing mostly gunshot with us many of them died snipers were operating shoot to kill policy. for the people pulling the trigger the man who was running ukraine security service the as be you on that day recently made striking allegations. personally shots came from the direction of the killer morning call that there were snipers as well as others who were armed with automatic rifles that would basically be provided fire. for the protesters to attack police and that's when they started shooting people who were attacking the officers with one of the first we will feelings it was over many people saw about twenty men leaving this building where they were well equipped they had special uniforms they had special cases in the backs for their weapons including sniper rifles there were some reports suggesting that the former
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yugoslavia and we were asked to look into that and there were also reports suggesting that they were actually mercenaries from other countries. you came in peace speaking about the very same building from which my crew was most likely fired upon at about eleven am on february twenty eighth one gunfire was raging in central kiev i was about to go live from our broadcast position on sixth floor of a hotel ok you know when two minutes before the live shot somebody hit our window a sniper bullet literally hit our window it's still unclear to me who actually fired this shot but let's try to put it into graphics this is hotel across our room is over here on the sixth floor and this is the aforementioned conservatory building the bullet trajectory and the angle at which it hit our room clearly suggests that the bullet was fired from the rooftop over there the building on the corner of my down and according to the s.b.u. chief it was controlled by the my down self-defense force at that time but the fact that my down self-defense force had recently cleared the building as claimed in
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a tweet by one of the activists does little to establish the truth and given what we've heard from the former s.b.u. chief as well as elite conversation between a story his foreign minister and the catherine ashton series i was stronger and stronger understanding that behind snipers it was not going to call which but it was somebody from the new coalition the identity of the my down snipers remain a mystery despite the ukrainian interior ministry highly anticipated investigation . six policemen died in suicide blast at the afghanistan's interior ministry which is believed to be the work of the taliban and it's the latest in a string of attacks intended to disrupt the upcoming presidential election and with u.s. troops followed almost complete government officials fear the worst however is still yet to come last month the u.s. shut down three quarters of its military bases in afghanistan about thirty thousand american troops still remain in the country but every month they're being pulled out gradually still the pentagon says it suffered no troop fatalities in march
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although some experts put that down more to the retreat rather than any battlefield success so the question now is that has the country become any safer while the pentagon boasts that its casualties have declined in the past two years but that's only half the story according to kabul the number of deaths among the afghan army and police of rocketed in that time and that's just personnel service personnel even if you add all the figures together it still doesn't much the number of civilian deaths there are major doubts over whether afghan troops can prevent the situation from deteriorating further to the calf and often that. across the country afghan police and soldiers are on high alert this is an incredibly dangerous time here in afghanistan and you can really feel that tension in the air ship talabani threatens to disrupt the april fifth presidential elections as a recent tragic attacks across the country have shown the insurgents have been making good on the threats that the elections may come and go with any of the afghans as we've talked to are worried about
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a different deadline the end of twenty four team that's when nato combat forces are due to withdraw from the country after fourteen years of fighting a fierce insurgency while you're not likely to find many afghans who supported the war many of the people we've spoken to a much more afraid that what the company after the americans go home there are over three hundred fifty thousand soldiers serving at the moment given upwards of ten children every twenty four hours there's a very high attrition rate what's more again if it can't maintain the force on all of the army and police cost an estimated six billion dollars per year which is well in excess of the nation's entire budget and of often the case in a war the ordinary citizens who bear the brunt of the finalists twenty eight thirteen the united nations reported a sharp rise in hostile to us from battles between the afghan government and taliban forces and it was the deadliest year for women and children in nearly half of a decade civilian casualties grows by
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a stunning fourteen percent in the conflict has become so widespread that one in four afghans have lost a relative forty close friend of the pilot this is according to statistics from doctors without borders almost thirteen years after the west went into afghanistan to destroy al qaeda and to oust the taliban america and apologize find themselves they'll withdraw with my their objective fully achieved without stability and an end to the smiling again a sense of first democratic chance for a power remains under threats reporting in kabul for our teeth. and you see. britain's prime minister has launched a probe into the muslim brotherhood in the united kingdom david cameron says he's worried that there might have links to terrorism skeptics though claim it's all part of a coordinated global crackdown against the group that was of course recently forced from power in egypt reports their members have lived in the u.k. for over forty years undertaking charity work and political activism their official
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english website has been run from the british capital since two thousand and five and it wasn't long ago that mr cameron was shaking hands with the muslim brotherhoods egyptian president mohammed morsi paternally now does david cameron want an investigation into the muslim brotherhood's activities in the u.k. . what i think is important about the muslim brotherhood is that we understand will disorganization is who stands for who disbeliefs are in terms of the path of the extremism and violent extremism but egyptian president was toppled from power last july and the islamist organization has since been declared a terrorist group by kyrie's new government saudi arabia has followed suit and bam the brotherhood while the united arab emirates has launched operations against it the gulf countries are two of britain's closest diplomatic and commercial allies in the middle east britain's domestic intelligence agency m i five has now been tasked
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with looking into just how many muslim brotherhood leaders are now based in london while m i six has been asked to assess claims that the group was behind a recent attack on a bus that led to the death of three people in egypt the muslim brotherhood denies accusations that it's involved in any terrorist activities mostly brother who used to live in the u.k. for a long time ago we had a very good judicial she wished the federal government since four to you more than forty years ago why this inquiry that. we think that says something like. issues belong to some kind of pressure from outside of the mix to the u.k. ambassador to saudi arabia said john jenkins has been asked to take charge of the urgent review leading to accusations that britain is under pressure from riyadh to crack down on the group after the regime change in two thousand and eleven saudi
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arabia became extremely concerned about the position of the royal family in saudi arabia and have noticed how quickly former allies have dropped mubarak i am soon longdon wants to show to riyadh that it fell u.s. relations with the regime so dark. power there downing street has said that the main conclusions of the inquiry will be made public by the summer. for its part the muslim brotherhood's been trying to defend itself in the face of the investigation it says it's a lawful organization and is in no way involved at all in violence the group also says it's ready to go to court if there's any improper attempt to restrict its activity we spoke to. an expert on islamic and middle east affairs he says the british government's been pushed into launching the terror probe this comes as a response to intense pressure that has been building upon the british government
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by two main arab allies the governments of the united arab emirates and the government of saudi arabia who threatened to call of important deals with the united kingdom and the headlines tonight spanish unions have staged mass protest against to stare at in madrid under the slogan anough the cuts the demonstrators of calling on the government to ditch tightening the public purse and switch instead to more sustainable investment but financial analyst felix marino told me the country's leaders ought to look at cutting their own expenses first. in simple terms we are seeing very we're seeing austerity for the people for the people. in companies the families we're seeing everyone cutting back except for the government so the e.u. is given in the spanish government targets as far as the deficit is because but they're not telling the government whether they have to make cuts so they have to increase taxes or they have to reduce the spending on government employees for is they're not giving them guidelines on how to do it and the government is choosing
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is choosing to turn a screw screw tighten the screws on the population actually cut back on the road employees i'm kevin now in the next full news update just over half an hour's time here in our next though if you can stay with us james brown gets lost in remote in remote siberia what we have a fun again coming out with the wilderness and get a big questions we've got the answers here not international. exactly sixty years ago according to the guardian the soviet union actually tried to join nato to create an allied air of peace and a post world war two world and what answer did they get nato said the offer was
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unrealistic and not worth discussing one year later the warsaw pact was born and the cold war started decades later nothing has changed nato continues to expand despite breaking agreements not to expand which surrounds russia and china with bases all offers from russia to jointly run the missile shield that nato setting up in europe are totally ignored hillary clinton may have given russia a nice reset button but the state department that she used to head continues to funnel a lot of money for democracy development and regime change into the former soviet union ukraine got five billion alone as revealed by assistant secretary of state knew and. in her own speech these sorts of things have pushed russia to form the shanghai cooperation organization with china which is basically warsaw pact round two yeah history is repeating itself but the what the mainstream media hype about russian aggression and unwillingness to cooperate for you history shows the aggressive uncooperative one but fascist.
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and be useful russia's lakes a deep in their winter freeze and i traveled from beyond the city of to enjoy the. visibility is often poor at this time of year and the local across to a busy trade. as my guide and i made our way out on the ice we thought we had everything we could possibly want it was cold it was blustery it was perfect.
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one of the very favorite swims of pastimes of russian men everywhere is going to be ice fishing so we've come out to this frozen lake for a little bit of solitude and hopefully a few bites my friend gauri here is going to say to me how it's done a little bit worried about. the strength of this wind but hopefully she. fine. picking your spokes seems to be more a matter of luck than judgment is the outside pressure is too high the fish won't come calling anyway but to begin with you have to drill down to them and there's not to it. here. thanks for.
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the drill vertically you don't drill straight so one askew yes ok yeah. the weather is terrible today i didn't even expected to be like this yeah usually the biting is good during the know not so sure. you might have to leave this place. you're not going to get anywhere if you don't have the right bait and we brought a selection delicious maggots that we hoped would do the trick. book that's the bottom. and this is the fish injecting in here so tap the bottom gently and slightly live the lawyer to them a little bit attract the fishes attention. very probably and leave it there the
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fish will come out eat it. silly get on these. as we all fishing patience is key but conditions were getting worse and even in my thick clothes i was starting to feel cold. with the winds getting stronger better wrap ourselves in plastic ok it's easy to freeze out here a warming up afterwards is the hard part ok all right easy there you go. and no realize it was going on there because i couldn't figure dorian old i've never actually been on a lake with this much wind. around me but it hasn't helped. specially bearable now. but it will make the fishing any easier and. wrapped
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up in a makeshift tents we did our best dog no impressions and settle in for the long haul but almost an hour later the fish still went biting. grigori if you caught anything not got nothing nothing at all or so we do then maybe we'll go home. one we'll see about it. then. i'll try. not to think the phone's dead or maybe it's frozen ok. but do you have a timetable when is it. just the last i told them i'd call to say one to come and that they shouldn't come till i phone them. seriously what are we going to do then to do on those among those not we must know that we're here but we're not staying here. what you really know me and don't worry when i'm here.
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gettig how far away is the bank. about twenty five kilometers you know what let's go to the shore right now will decide what to do next they're just too dangerous to stay here right now. for the careful take off the plastic bag they go. with maybe we'll just follow the whole across trucks and work why you see we're going to when we have you know everything is covered with drifting snow you won't find the road try looking for footprints they're all gone. the main thing is to manage until it gets dark ok do we have any food with us. yeah we got t t t that's it. oh yeah nothing to worry about. i couldn't quite believe is the visibility was down to almost zero and i had no
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choice but to trust gregorios judgement. one thing was for sure we needed to find some shelter before the light faded completely. everything will be fine. believe you. after a long hike we made it to the edge of the lake and a bank of reeds it meant that we were nearly off the ice and out of the winds but moving a sledge was becoming far more difficult. the forest loomed up in front of us and clearly something had been there before us. yeah what do you think that was so far the folks at fox what prince there are all
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kinds of tracks here a lot of animals big ones. own crimes. to do you know the bears are all hibernating we don't have any problems with walls because there's not much snow so it's easy for them to find food. they're scared people too they just don't surround . this is really the first bit of luck we've had all day is the temperature seems to have risen and the wind is definitely died down. what we're going to do you know i'm not entirely sure but at least gori knows this area. of philly he's got a plan. refresher james were looking for pine tree trunks make sure that there are no needles on them for trees without green needles ok if there's even one green needle i mean the trunks got too much liquid inside it and they won't burn well we need dry wood dry wood. you see even these big ones
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are pretty hard to knock down in the forest trees simply don't know where they stand and with a few good tugs down they come. to look can you see the two trees growing next to each other. so it's not as if you take a branch from with things and put it between them and bend it like this it'll break . pretty easy. once we had enough kindling we could start to prepare to find out that that wasn't the only problem we were facing that how exactly we're going to get it started. now we have to build a fire out of this. good i will go back to the understand we touch your lips to where you are if it's warm to the touch and doesn't make your lips cold i mean that it's dry but also this one is basically dry and that's just what we want now will very carefully make wood shavings which we're going to need a little bit of the shavings are extremely important especially right now so when
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the chefs who are making a bow with the string if you were if you want to sew it will roll the string around the spindle. and then will place the other end. what a bullet into the stick with this board and starts going into the receipt of us you know the first rule he took the wood enough for this stuff the small wood shavings built up to start small jerry. b s e then have a license i. i will buy you i don't know i gave up smoking that's good. but was make it longer longer longer. no one two one two one two one two one two one two one two one two. there goes good good good keep going. keep going keep going that's good keep going come on
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go go go go go go go go. i was beginning to think sled broke might be one of the most useful tools in the world they say there's no smoke without fire. looks like they were right. you know. he's a. careful careful. hardwood branches quick. so that's going to it's good. well done excellent. well done. slowly put some branches on top. finally we had a little fire started but we needed to keep it going and the collection of small branches we had wasn't going to do the trick we needed to think bigger and once again our sled broke was going to be the key. it's all about
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finding the rhythm. although you do need a bit of luck to. careful. let's go. we only miscalculated. well. if luck fails physics will have to do. yeah baby. it looked like we weren't going to freeze to death to come over horribly clear that we're going to have to spend the night out here. i've been gathering these reeds which hope this is. some kind of matches for us at least.
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to get some foley was on top to make it. vaguely comfortable. this is a roof to protect you from the snow ok the fire will keep you warm and this roof will keep you dry when it snows but that's all right of course we take the log going to be able to move it to the middle of the bonfire a little bit more little bit more again ok but when these two logs start burning they'll produce some heat or you would know what that is they'll give off heat but the flames are going to climb up words. so you're not going to feel any of it. if you put one more log on top of the fire the flames burn the log and spread the word sideways. slowly like this. yeah that's good. perfect everything. i'm soaked through. and let me stream me hungry but at least soon i'll be drawing
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and really all things considered. it could be a lot worse just hope the food living in these forests stays well away from a spur. to his course. in the advice of a financial repressing nil by mouth defeating force feeding central banking command a console a. series of. pieces try to clear. the people are going to be. like for instance you're preaching everybody.
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not me oh oh oh my oh my god he. was setting all. these cases of to meet. sometimes for nothing. to look just keep still he can still be just if you see a stage eight look to be. but speech was still. stands. people of afghanistan at the polls for the third time since the fall upon the bulk of the blame for the birth of our democratic friends.
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the burning of the. dramas the truth be ignored. stories others refused to notice and. since changed. the old picture of today's blog. from around the globe the book. we made it through a long night and neither of us was the worse for wear apart from my rumbling
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stomach. breakfast was a top priority. grigori is what you alive. what time is it more fun. damn. you know cocoa i don't know if you sleep. or you're asleep in time for a few more logs on the fire inspector. when a minute. do you know what shelf fungus is. so you heard of it yeah i've been in the forest collects them yesterday i saw this whole mushroom over there is some snow right now and you bring the shell fungus over ok yes or no much can you make some see there ya make tea out of it will add some pine needles make it taste
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good because i'm hungry like an elephant and the cooks one really. will eat so. i set off in search of some elusive food with the ground covered in snow i was never going to find anything on the forest floor the higher up you never know. at least we were going to be short of something to drink while i was off foraging grigori was collecting water for ot see. although in this case of course you have to melt it first. and the last i found what i was looking for. if you really can't spend too much time in russia without learning a little bit about mushroom baking in the forests it's one of the. this fungus that's me that grows on the tree for some reason makes great and.
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gives a very. very good to how quite frankly i would pretty much any civil war right now . trying to. was loading up my pockets back at the camp grigori was getting that sea on the boil . james. why does it take you so long. the water is almost boiling. them. very. well they're excellent take some great well done. and the really good right now. will add some pine needles.
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chop and adam. just so you'll be surprised but there was another surprise in store for me too and i wasn't very happy about it because it just recorded what the hell is that. here's the thing james if we had written this yesterday we'd be hungry right about now. it would have me. everything's fine don't worry about it i said i was hungry as an elephant didn't i just because we're going to eat this and i'll give us enough energy to get back home ok. i don't care anymore was the closest please i printed it i'm dying here let's not use this knife through my needle for something else later in earth are ways to open and that was pretty easy actually i do know how to tear open tunes with your hands. hundred percent neck.
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i thought he was joking but apparently rigor he didn't want to risk ruining our only knife. i've never seen him out open a can with his bare hands before but when you know this hungry has plenty of motivation to do it quickly. there in these folds very weak but when you keep stretching the metal breaks up that's what's going to happen right now so. that is initially it's a lot harder to do but will break it into two while. the faster the better. so there you go. all we have to do now is take the porridge out. to me
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five. say that's not. james doing the knife now we really do need it it's true. in the morning we can use it as porridge for the pot. just be careful stirring the porridge doesn't you shouldn't put dry poured straight into the pot otherwise it'll burn. the flour but this is a fish bait made from used to doe same kind of dough that used to make bread. i fish an expedition into out the way we wanted but at least we still got some bait to take a look takes on it and we can if you want just eat as you enjoy eating it we can wrap around a stick like this. here a bacon now to. our right. there we go and we'll leave it here to cook.
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how is it. that's a twenty four as with. you're exaggerating a little come on us is raising. beautiful. so. how do you know all these they do grow up in the forest or something yeah. i'm a tourism instructor for white water slalom. kids out on various expeditions so i have to know these kinds of things. i always teach children and i have to be sure that they'll be able to find their way out of something happens to me. that's almost my job my occupation.
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so what are you doing. number we need a compass we just we don't know exactly where we are right now but it is there even scraps of our stretches all the way from north to south korean you see it only you . if we happen to be on an island at the moment we could be in either shore so if we walked at right angles to the shore we could end up in god knows where literally the middle of nowhere that's why we need a compas that we can at least figure out exactly where the opposite shore is here i remember to do this for a visit the physics always open. right now we're going to bend it into a hook. just a slight bend will do after we warm up properly will magnetize it. all right you can see that it's gotten a little softer woman and you know we're going to magnetize that the tip of the knife always has an electric clarity doesn't really matter if it's a positive or negative charge the important thing for us to do right now is just to gently scrape it. will slightly inserted in
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like this. turned out great now we've got a miniature compass the only thing left to do know is place it on water and we're done. that's where they take a look just almost the hook is magnetic. so it's sitting on the float because the float doesn't let the hook touch the sides of the ball. so i'm putting it here. and it starts floating. here we have our magnetic ready and. this is our perpendicular line. well storm we can easily cross reservoir in this direction and that's just what we're going to do so that got us so we should go this way. if you can so no we need to go where you know this way over here if you pay attention you'll see the shore goes sideways if we were to go there we would end up in the middle of nowhere so we can't go there we have to go in this direction it's good
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that i noticed it yep that's all go. it was time to see if we could find a way to actually get home and we loaded up on sledge with fuel for a signal for if we made it out to the center of the lake we'd need some weights or attention to ourselves but that wasn't the only problem we'd have to face. what what what what. james take it off. how did you get there i passed and everything was fine. calm down it's all right everything's fine we'll fix you up can we make a fire or something i need to warm my foot. hold on. here you don't need to take your shirt of. that's fine. do your foot. don't put it here and
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finds all right everything's fine. there you go. what an adventure we've had g.'s in the snow for everything's fine. my improvised boot was slippery but at least i could move i was going to be stuck in the forest for another nice finally almost a day after we arrived we were back in the center of the lake i was tired and sore but i knew we'd have the best chance of being seen now and i have the precious embers that would help us light a signal fire it was time to attract some attention. alright let's start
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a fire quick. did you hear anything oh yeah. that sounds very familiar when you start a fire you should cover it with branches to create some smoke. ok to call here just a sec. all right. james put the branches on top so you have to operate here down and press them. yeah harder go on go on. till definitely says now. you noticed. everything's fine everything's fine james. james i want to put you at ease but it will happen if we can we spend together was just a prank. usable you'll remember this for the rest of your life this was survival school one o one for you know one year. you know i'm going to kill me all
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right when we get back you can kill me if you was fine fine i'm just so pleased to see these people find out. where go. be careful. this the rest of lakes a beautiful in winter. the aware of fisherman playing tricks or you might get a lot more than you bargained for. martin's consumer sees and i see it with me in the country is the federal government to simply say property of the united states government. is the united states' number
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to mention it was going public has to realize you can't just buy. here i'll just throw it away. for instance belongs to the united states environmental protection agency and i found this on a dump site here this is going to get or in some ways it's following up on the producers of these and that's what i think should be able to look at least the i believe the vision responsible. for a bill to bring. the mexico department of mental health from america incorporated also belongs to the washington metro area transit authority to the properties of a dentist aids. and trademark office. i
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twenty five ukrainians a sees terror in russia suspected of plotting terror attacks in border regions some admit being sent by the ukrainian security service. ukraine fallout which is space to freeze his ties now with his russian counterpart exemptions of international space station missions though which astronauts can only reach aboard russian rockets. also headlining tonight stopped in its tracks and israeli court rejects calls for an investigation into war crimes allegedly carried out by dozen of the country's top officials at. the taleban have threatened to disrupt to be able to presidential elections as a recent tragic attacks across the country have shown the insurgents have been making good on that threat and the taliban gears up for a new offensive as international troops for a treat this hour or report on afghanistan's worsening security crisis.
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is just showing us most welcome it's eleven pm here now in moscow my name's kevin owen our top story this more than two dozen suspected ukrainian terrorists are under arrest or in russia tonight where it's thought they were planning attacks in border regions are going off the story. the twenty five people detained are all ukrainian citizens the admitted receiving instructions from the country's security services to collect intelligence data on russian military hardware stationed in that region in russia and they were supposed to send that information via s.m.s. and e-mails to here but according to a source close to the russian federal security service they were plotting sabotage
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and terror attacks in seven russian regions there were also reportedly supposed to contact russian radical organizations and three of these people are members of the right sector a nationalist ukrainian organization which is known for its anti russian rhetoric and we've heard many statements coming from its leaders threatening to attack russia's regions and even to destroy the gas line supplying russian energy to western european consumers in fact this organization was one of the main driving forces behind the recent uprising in kiev but became and is so radical that even the new authority is there in ukraine who came to power as a result of that uprising are now pushing the right sector away from power in fact just recently they had to leave their headquarters in kiev. because the phrase interim authorities blame the special forces for february's sniper attacks have
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suffered investigation can click conducted solely by those backing the regime which is no cleared all of itself of the criminal charges then why the look of those events in just a few minutes. nasa is freezing virtually all its ties with the russian space agency as well apparently is part of the white house's response to the situation in ukraine contracts visits and cooperation ought to be stopped barring those related to the international space station and she can report. nasa has sent out a memo saying this expansion includes nasa travel to russia and visits by russian government representatives to nasa facilities bilateral email law and teleconferences or video conferences at the present time of the operational international space station of t.v.'s have been exempted in addition multilateral meetings held outside of russia that may include russian participation are not precluded under the present guidance so as we understand doing work with the international space station will continue and meetings are possible but on
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a neutral territory u.s. astronauts are currently on board he says their mission will not be affected we understand the launch of the so use walk it on april ninth will not be effective either but washington definitely giving russia the cold shoulder it's finding different ways to do that this one is at the expense of science and nasa scientists who spoke to the virgin news site on the condition of anonymity said this nasa is goals are and political this is one of the first major actions i have heard from the u.s. government and it is to stop science and technology collaboration you're telling me there is nothing better the last time we were suspended ties like this was with the soviet union at the end of the nineteen seventies but fewer national space station was not even started yet at that time now some say if this moves beyond rhetoric washington could single handedly undermine cooperation that hundreds of scientists have worked tirelessly to build together throughout many years in washington i'm
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going to check on party so it appears to be a slightly mixed bag while i want to be cutting certain lines of communication with the other it does look like some critical areas of cooperation will remain untouched after scrapping the space shuttle program in twenty eleven the u.s. is now of course entirely dependent on russian rockets to put their astronauts into space soyuz spacecraft sent americans of the robot eleven times in recent years more flights a plan to. hopefully for twenty fourteen the u.s. also needs russian made transporters to launch satellites for government use not just for the government for us to for our vital every day targeted to the internet g.p.s. even financial transactions but now says try to change all this currently all u.s. astronauts go to space via russia's baikonur cosmodrome but the twenty seven team nasa says it hopes to build a manned space flight capability again a bit so back at cape canaveral the problem with that money funding for years now the agency has been denied its budget request often having to settle for half of
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what it asks for the federal capital science connections gave us his that is colleagues reaction to this news the scientific community will of course be extremely saddened by this decision because the universal nature of science means that scientists wish to be free to collaborate with each other without any kind of thought of political or geographic boundaries and in the age of a global community with global communications the ability for scientists to collaborate has never been better so it's very sad at the moment to see this kind of reaction being promoted. ahead the controversial muslim brotherhood has deep roots in the united kingdom but the group that sold ready for decades in britain's now bracing to fight for its political life as it's targeted by a new terror investigation we'll tell you more later in the program. and that
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american soldier who was deployed in iraq shoots dead three servicemen in a texas military base and wounds many more too before killing himself details of that as well. israel supreme court has ruled that there isn't enough evidence to pursue war crimes charges against twelve top officials it was alleged that they ordered killings collective punishment and attacks on civilians a middle east correspondent paula slee is in tel aviv with the latest. when the supreme court rejected the petition to order israeli authorities to investigate israeli leaders and high ranking army officials both current and former of war crimes the incidents relate back to the israeli border lebanon in two thousand and six the israeli operation in gaza back in two thousand and eight two thousand and nine and also the turkish fertility gaza incident in two thousand and ten now that the charges against became a serious injury that it did not say sufficient connection to the to be acts that
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are claimed to be war crimes they also said that it refers to different events over the period of two thousand and six to two thousand and ten and the problem was that this petition was submitted only in two thousand and thirteen without a reason as to why took so long another problem the judges put forward was that those accused were not in the same position in all of these events now the petition was put forward by a palestinian lawyer marwan who used to serve in the hague international court what's interesting is that it's received little to no attention here in the israeli media or in the mainstream press in fact no one is talking however some people are saying that the result in the finding is not surprising they would not expect an israeli court to rule against its own officials or middle east correspondent or palestinian prime minister of a bug or two so as the verdict was predictable but doesn't close all doors to
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justice. nobody expects the israeli court will rule against israeli leaders. especially in a situation where the whole judicial system is in israel is unfair when it comes to an issue of. palestinian clearance so we are not surprised by that but actually this ruling by the israeli court does not mean that these actions will not be taken to other courts i believe that there will be a time probably sooner than later when these cases will be brought to the international criminal court and u.s. soldier who is deployed in iraq is going to shooting rampage at his base in texas killing three servicemen a bootleg sixteen ivan lopez got into a firefight apparently with military police at fort hood before turning the gun on himself apparently seen by a psychiatrist last month but then showed no signs of being unbalanced is the same base or another serving soldier killed thirteen colleagues back in two thousand and nine gordon duff from the veterans today newspaper says u.s.
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troops are in a precarious position. nearly thirty five percent of the soldiers that are serving actively in the u.s. military are in and. medication those that are leaving the military and as the words are winding down we were down to thirty thousand troops in afghanistan now the military's downsizing and these soldiers are all either looking forward to years of fine employment or are trying to position themselves as disabled veterans or in military retirement and doing that is put them in an adversarial position with the military has caused a tremendous amount of dissension stress suicides and murder suicide as we're seeing now when in fact suicide rates over the past decade amongst u.s. armed forces been climbing steadily really alarming figures to get across that there's been some research carried out recently by the global sociology group the rand corporation it's a disturbing set of figures as
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a say this is what it says it says some five hundred thousand soldiers have developed post-traumatic stress disorder thirty percent say they consider committing suicide more than one hundred thousand and taken their own lives since two thousand and one when a break that it's eight thousand soldiers per year or nearly one suicide every hour gordon duff again also says medication being given for the depression they've got is doing more harm than good. the government a few years ago opened a suicide hotline after over twenty thousand veterans killed themselves is far is the military medical establishment there are still pumping out dangerous medications medications whose side effects frankly here are known to be psychotic episodes. suicide these said these medications are handed out piecemeal with very little accountability and the military has still despite the efforts to take care of veterans and that and those recently released the military is still
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very much at war within itself. and to add insult to the trauma of the war objectives that those soldiers set out to accomplish should remain unfulfilled after the break we're reporting on the rick trait from afghanistan and america's declining casualties and the people who are really adding to the body count also too is thousands of i have workers turn out in madrid we ask what's next for steroids and spade which will signal say more than fifty towns railing against he is cuts. in the headlights of a finance so repressing nil by mouth ing defeating force feeding center banking come manic and saw way. the people of afghanistan hope the polls for the third time from the columbine will be both the face. of our democratic and our.
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current national. dramas that can't be ignored. stories others refused to notice. since changing the world's lights never. told pictures of today's events log on to and from around the globe. up to. fifty. ukraine's self-proclaimed authorities of announce their findings about february
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sniper attacks in kiev they blame the country's riot police unit that was disbanded after the violent uprising but the conclusions bring more questions than answers considering that neither western nor russian am lists were allowed to take part of the probe the results come from politicians of clear themselves all charges in connection with the violent uprising which brought them the power lectures esky takes a closer look. at . this daily beast dot com article boasts off exclusive footage it says reveals exactly who is behind the shooting in kiev on february twentieth the writer claims to have sifted through ninety gigabytes of photo and video material to establish the identity of the killers it's attempting headline a tale no doubt but looking at the four pictures provided the only thing they show is people with guns hardly a surprise on that day. it's also claimed the troops in the photos are from the
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alpha counterterrorism regiment a unit only authorized to shoot at people holding hostages or threatening the lives of v.i.p.'s i presume nothing of what they did was on their own initiative reject that was all perfectly legal or none of the security forces units shot at people there was a point when they open fire but they aim low so their beliefs hit the ground in front of people before three meters away from them but that's it this was done in order to stop people you want to keep them from advancing further. but the article has hit home one of the office heads is now branded a murderer a simply for being spotted at the scene. but that's all good deliberations on its own as well as. my unit is now being called into this we can live with but i'm telling you think we can. oh special units have strongly denied that counterterrorism fighters were involved in any killing. we had information that
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snipers were shooting at police from the hotel we could i mean we sent a sniper team to investigate but they couldn't see anything from that position so they changed position for a better view but by then they want. to use our arms against people. we were only on an observing mission we communicated with the troops on the ground and guided them to keep. are you ready to hand over your guns to experts absolutely if it's true that police snipers did not do the killing mostly gun show us many of them died snipers were operating shoot to kill policy. who are the people pulling the trigger the man who was running ukraine security service the as be you on that day recently made striking allegations. shots came from the direction of the pillar morning call that there were snipers as well as others who were armed with automatic rifles that would basically be provided to fire support for the protesters to attack police and that's when they started shooting people who were
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attacking the officers with one of the first we will feelings it was over many people saw about twenty men leaving this building because they were well equipped they had special uniforms they had special cases in the backs will be a weapons including sniper rifles there were some reports suggesting that the former yugoslavia we were asked to look into that and there were also reports suggesting that they were actually mercenaries from other countries. you command be speaking about the very same building from which my crew was most likely fired upon at about eleven am on february twentieth one gunfire was raging in central kiev i was about to go live from our broadcast position on the sixth floor of a hotel ok you know when two minutes before the live shot somebody hit our window a sniper bullet literally hit our window it's still unclear to me who actually fired this shot but let's try to put. it into graphics this is hotel across our room is over here on the sixth floor and this is the aforementioned conservatory building the bullet trajectory and the angle at which it hit our room clearly
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suggests that the bullet was fired from the rooftop over there the building on the corner of my down and according to the s.b.u. chief it was controlled by the my down self-defense force at that time but the fact that my down self-defense force had recently cleared the building as claimed in a tweet by one of their activists does little to establish the truth and given what we've heard from the former as b u chief as well as elite conversation that when a story is foreign minister and the catherine ashton series i was stronger and stronger understanding that behind snipers it was not going to call which was somebody from the new coalition the identity of the my down snipers remain a mystery despite the ukrainian interior ministry highly anticipated investigation . r.t. . six policemen have died in a suicide blast in afghanistan's interior ministry which is believed for the work of the taliban it's the latest in a string of attacks intended to disrupt the upcoming presidential election and with
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the u.s. troop pullout now of course was complete government officials fear the worst is yet to come last month the u.s. shut down three quarters of its military bases in afghanistan about thirty thousand american troops remain in the country but they're being whittled down month by month more of them are leaving in stages the pentagon says it suffered no troop fatalities in march of zero some experts put that there more to treat than any particular success on the battlefield so the question now is has the country become any safer because of what's gone on over the last many years of the pentagon boasts that its casualties of decline in the past two years and some half the story they were calling to kabul the number of deaths among the afghan army and police have rocketed in that time and that's just service personnel if you have the figures together it's still though doesn't match the number of civilian deaths there a major doubts over whether afghan troops can prevent the situation from deteriorating further too as we look into the near future you see caffein offer of course. across the country afghan police and soldiers are on high alert this is an incredibly dangerous time here in afghanistan and you can really feel the tension
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in the air should talabani have threatened to disrupt the april fifth presidential elections as a recent tragic attacks across the country have shown the insurgents have been making good on the threats that the elections may come and go with any of the afghans these top two are worried about a different deadline the end of twenty fourteen that's when nato combat forces are due to withdraw from the country after fourteen years of fighting a fierce insurgency well you're not likely to find many accounts in support of that of the war many of the people we've spoken to a much more afraid of what the company after the americans go home there are over three hundred fifty thousand our soldiers serving at the moment given upwards of ten children every twenty four hours there's a very high attrition rates what's more again if it can't maintain the force on all of the army and police cost an estimated six billion dollars per year which is well in excess of the nation's entire budget and out of often the case in
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a war the ordinary citizens who bear the brunt of the finalists in twenty thirty in the united nations reported a sharp rise in kabul to his from battles between the afghan government and taliban forces it was the deadliest year for women and children in nearly half of the decade civilian casualties rose by a stunning fourteen percent and the conflict has become so widespread that one in four afghans have lost a relative or a close friend to the final and this is according to statistics from doctors without borders almost thirteen years after the west went into afghanistan to destroy al qaeda and to oust the taliban america and its allies find themselves dealt with wrong with neither objective fully achieved without stability and an end to the smiling again a sense of first democratic chance for a power remains under threats reporting in kabul for artsy. and this is. the time afghan authorities began to set up polling stations around the country
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including inside hospitals even though the taliban had declared all voting venues to be potential targets doctors without borders mission chief told us that kabul is therefore putting people's lives at risk for us it's quite clear that no one did you could cause as much as we can because first of the government we don't know how we receive our fish and secondly we don't want to be exposed in all of the worst stuff to do it for us we all over fishing to be exposed in those fires in the official conflict area just to go to the first independent is the simplest and so. we can be when they. begin to believe it was something that is your position is this is it isn't it that it is. britain's prime minister's launched a probe into the muslim brotherhood in the u.k. david cameron says he's worried they may have links to terrorism skeptics though claim it's all part of a coordinated global crackdown against the group that was recently forced from
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power in egypt. reports. their members have lived in the u.k. for over forty years undertaking charity work and political activism their official english website has been run from the british capital since two thousand and five and it wasn't long ago that mr cameron was shaking hands with the muslim brotherhood's egyptian president mohammed morsi but terry now does david cameron want an investigation into the muslim brotherhood's activities in the u.k. what i think is important about the muslim brotherhood is that we understand well disorganization is who stands for who disbeliefs are in terms of the path of the extremism and violent extremism but egyptian president was toppled from power last july and the islamist organization has since been declared a terrorist group by kyrie's new government saudi arabia has followed suit and bam the brotherhood while the united arab emirates has launched operations against it
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the gulf countries are two of britain's closest diplomatic and commercial allies in the middle east britain's domestic intelligence agency m i five has now been tossed with looking into just how many muslim brotherhood leaders are now based in london while m i six has been asked to assess claims that the group was behind a recent attack on a bus that led to the death of three people in egypt the muslim brotherhood denies accusations that it involved in any terrorist activities mostly brother who are you flee in the u.k. for a long time ago we had a very good relationship which the federal government has for two more than forty years ago why this inquiry that. we think that says something like an. issues belong to some kind of pressure from outside or from external the u.k. ambassador to saudi arabia said john jenkins has been asked to take charge of the
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urgent review leading to. nations that britain is under pressure from riyadh to crack down on the group after the regime change in two thousand and eleven saudi arabia became extremely concerned about the position of the royal family in saudi arabia and have noticed how quickly former allies have dropped mubarak i am sume longdon wants to show to riyadh that it fell use relations with the regimes that are currently in power there downing street has said that the main conclusions of the inquiry will be made public by the summer. r.t. . spanish unions have staged mass protests against the stare at him with dread and the slogan enough to cut the demonstrators calling on the government to ditch tightening the public purse and switch instead to more sustainable investment but financial analyst felix morello told me the country's leaders or instead to be cutting down their own expenses first. in simple terms we are seeing very we're
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seeing austerity for the people for the people. in companies the families we're seeing everyone cutting back except for the government the e.u. is giving the spanish government targets as far as the deficit it's because but they're not telling the government whether they have to make cuts so they have to increase taxes or they have to reduce the spending on government employees for is they're not giving them guidelines on how to do it and the government is choosing is choosing to screw screw tighten the screws on the population actually cut back on the road employees as well because of course years ago that he's here next of the break talking about the shocking impact of so-called financial repression on the public's health program.
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exactly sixty years ago according to the guardian the soviet union actually tried to join nato to create an allied air of peace and a post world war two world and what answer did they get nato said the offer was unrealistic and not worth discussing one year later the warsaw pact was born and the cold war started decades later nothing has changed nato continues to expand despite breaking agreements not to expand which surrounds russia and china with bases all offers from russia to jointly run the missile shield that nato is setting up in europe are told ignored hillary clinton may have given russia a nice reset button but the state department that she used to head continues to funnel lot of money for democracy development and regime change into the former soviet union ukraine got five billion alone as revealed by assistant secretary of state knew and in her own speech these sorts of things have pushed russia to form
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the show. hi cooperation organization with china which is basically warsaw pact round two yeah history is repeating itself but don't let the mainstream media hype about russian aggression or unwillingness to cooperate for you history shows who the aggressive uncooperative one really is but fascist my opinion. you. welcome to the kaiser report imax guys are in the headlines today financial
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repressing mill by melding defeating force feeding center breaking command and control so yes max we've had many years now of financial repression but nowhere has had a longer than japan and the first headline is from japan japan moves to limit bed bound elderly on feeding tubes about a quarter of a million japanese elderly live on feeding tubes faced with a heavy public debt burden japan is trying to curtail growth in a thirty eight point five trillion yen or three hundred seventy six billion dollar annual health bill by releasing patients from hospitals faster it's like the reverse of the matrix remember the matrix they had basically foetuses plugged in as batteries and drive the matrix the virtual reality that was powering the control by the robots here they've got the elderly plugged in visa v. feeding tubes to suck out any plasma that they can sell in the open market to fund japan's debt which is down close to three percent of g.d.p.
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eight well it also is a shrinking labor force so this is one of the consequences i think of financial repression we see it now in the united states as well that the decline of household formation is it's harder and harder to build capital in order to be part of the society that's why you don't have young people able to afford their own homes because the financial repression to keep all the debts you know the feeding tube essentially into the debts of the generation that are now literally on feeding tubes and costing a lot for medicare and all the public health system but financial oppression is forced deflation and forced inflation means that you are basically ruining the purchasing power by constantly understanding that your rate of inflation while at the same time keeping interest rates artificially low to keep zombie banks so. live so that those people running the banks get these huge bonuses but everyone else is being financially repressed to support the zombie bankers in the club to crass as the answer to curing this problem would be to stop the financial repression allow
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inflation to rise in the sense of allowing interest rates to rise and allowing wages to rise which would then started inflationary cycle and would build capital based genuine capital based on these banks and you'd have genuine wages supporting genuine jobs and you'd have an inflationary cycle but they're not allowing that to take place because the zombie banks won't get out of the way and there's nobody stopping a zombie banks the h.s.b.c.'s the banks the wells fargo banks from continuing to like they are doing to these poor elderly people step down the gurneys while they're having their plasma sucked out we're all having our financial vitality sucked out via why they're still repression well you're also seeing in japan they live for a very very long time and this is one of the things that you know people often seek to live very long but then they run out of money but this is already happening to the twenty and thirty year old they're running out of their basically on financial feeding tubes of basically food benefits likes of food stamps and visually
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and you know eight and turns of entertainment hooked on to now google and facebook glasses and living a virtual reality now in the u.k. here they've just done some reform on the pension system so basically george osborne has said all these baby boomers are about to retire and set of these a new eighty's which have been scalped defrauded essentially with very high fees by the banking industry they're going to be able to take it into a lump sum so they can buy lamborghini's with their savings rather than your banker now i want to turn to the u.s. in terms of their pension system want to retire with a million dollars here's how much you need to be saving right now so if you're twenty years old and you want to retire a millionaire you should be socking away three hundred sixty one dollars per month if you're. starting at twenty five that jumps to four into the ninety nine dollars a month so you can see how as you get older you need to be saving much much more thanks to compound interest that while they've been able to convince people that
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spending everything now going deeply into debt is having a financial independence which of course is completely false that's why ben franklin famously said a penny saved is a penny earned and other words without financial sovereignty there is no political sovereignty no to america can rightfully say that they are free being so gargantuan late in debt so it's a bit of a sure rod and i'd agree with you the facebook virtual reality goggles would just allow people to get further into debt and further away from being able to support themselves with a job they all live on the largest of the government at this point and of course the government can only print so much money before their creditors box and then you'll just people suffering quiet. in terms of saving this much money basically out of incomes that are declining member most twenty thirty year olds are working at mcdonald's or you know some sort of outlet like the gap so they're only on ten dollars an hour or less so they're saying ok you have to save three hundred
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sixty one dollars a month in order to retire at a million dollars and what they're basing that on even that amount is six percent annual returns right exactly so six percent six percent returns i mean this implies interest rates being normalized that that five percent level instead of being financially were repressed down to the current near zero percent level so the question as well all interest rates be allowed to resume their natural interest rate of five percent but not if the government's failed to stop the zombie banks because the zombie banks who then control the central banks and the governments are going to keep the financial repression going and keep interest rates to zero percent so it doesn't matter if you save three hundred dollars a month or three thousand or thirty thousand dollars a month if you're getting zero. set interest on your savings on your capital and remember you can't have capitalism without capital if you're getting no return on your capital it doesn't matter what you say because it's never going to have any effect of compound interest but the debt interest is compound ing.
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so here you have savers you have no compounded rate of return on their savings because they're zero but the debt is four five six to twenty percent you know it's come pounding so there's the equation that's why you have the global deflationary collapse being met with a tsunami of additional fee money which is just the not causing any inflation because the zombie banks will let it so all of these are combined one comment here on business insider b. and b. says i'd love to know where you're going to get a six percent return ten year treasuries two point seven percent and stock market value so high that the expected ten year return according to shiller p. e. is zero percent if you do forty sixty you're expected return is about one point two to one point five percent i these people aren't retiring ever so they're saying why even bother saving and this is the danger of the financial repression because
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you've got a lot of people on feeding tubes about to emerge into the u.s. economy with all the baby boomers and here who have the population below them not only in low paying jobs hang out on facebook virtual reality glasses all day but they're getting no return well in the u.k. under this current i was born budget of course they're going to liberalize the pension business and they're going to get rid of this annuity mandatory annuity contract and give people a lump sum or greater options with their money and of course in the teeth a housing collapse at that point because the bubbles bursting so you just about people blowing their savings to bail out the underwater house or they're going to blow their savings in ways that will further make it difficult for them to provide in the retirement years which can put further pressure on the on the government and remember the u.k. economy is the first or second most indebted economy in the world today speaking of inflation the real inflation fear u.s. food prices are up nineteen percent in two thousand and fourteen this is the c.r.b.
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u.s. spot food price index so some. real price that you actually have to pay is up nineteen percent speaking of nil by mouth this is the nil by mouth as they can't even afford to eat let a tire read that's the irony of it all because behind the zombie banks that are creating a deflationary collapse on the margins people are experiencing genuine cost inflation for stuff like food and energy so their purchasing power is being eroded even further due to financial repression the government says there is no inflation the governor of the us government says those numbers are losers they don't exist the fact that people are paying these prices is wrong we only look at the prices of things like clothing that's made by slave labor in asia or by computers and every time a computer gets more powerful we consider that the price to be going cheaper through donica just means they don't look at stuff like food and energy so that in their mind there is no inflation so they keep interest rates low because they want to
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keep the zombie banks alive so your purchasing power is being eroded your wages are being dragged down you're being made jobless and prices for stuff that you actually buy like food energy is going up result disenfranchisement and complete lack of allegiance to these institutions like the government which result in uprisings and then i want to look at this chart which is a tweet from the economics editor at the f.t. and it's showing the case of this repression the financial repression that we've seen and this is just using those manipulated numbers on c.p.i. that you're talking about because the blue line at the top is the consumer price index and the red line is we do is and the green bar at the bottom is the deficit in those wages so you see how much less even earning per year than the increase in consumer prices what exactly i'm saying it's just you can go all the charts you want that yes show graphically exactly what i just said it won't change the fact that the kleptocrats who run the banks own the government and they're not going to
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put an end to financial repression and the continuation will continue. you until you have the revolution that's happening in countries around the world finds its way into france and the u.k. and then the us accent or now we move from the nil by mouth thing the the drip feeding to the force feeding here and the final headline chains monte a the market is overvalued by fifty to seventy percent and nothing at all is attractively valued now he's from g.m.o. which is a big fund in boston and he says that he calls it the fog rally that you see and he as a big investor looks at it and he says that fifty to seventy percent over valuation is what he sees but they still have to be invested because you have to be invested relative to each other which one's less overvalued than the other well you flood watch on the show all the time as an analogy and you're stuffing the goose with grain to get their livers extended and it's just force feeding and this and these markets are being force fed this cheap money that's being used to bail out the
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zombie banks the bank bailout is continuing every single day but to give you an idea of how ludicrous this all becomes there's a virtual reality side of asia as learning about this today they allow people to buy using real so-called real money virtual all goods and property we've talked about this before you can buy virtual power units on games and things of this nature well for the first time we had a one million dollars purchase of a property a house in a virtual reality environment in one of these the games in asia so somebody forked over a million dollars to buy a very large and very nice house but in virtual reality it has no i mean does it have value maybe it does have value does that value but it shows you that there is so much money sloshing around the system now but try to keep the zombie banks alive that it's ending up in these odd places where someone is able to actually spend a million dollars in buying a virtual house well he says this force feeding is going to go on for twenty two
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years on average financial repression we're only five years. is into it so that seventeen more years and now put this in context of baby boomers being handed lump sum of their you know state pensions and they're basically going to go into this overvalued market right so it's a bankrupting all the pension pots in addition to all the companies of all wages ok stacy you got it all thanks thank you max sage over the second half a previously embargo interview with general is new book the death of money. why don't you interviews you compare its present day series to the spanish civil war thousand nine hundred thirty six saying that fascism is now spreading the whole over the country what does the syrian fascism look like and who is leading the charge so they represent
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a new type of fascism in my view. it's not only about be atrocities the rebels have been committing for example cutting people off carving their hearts and beating them that's just the surface but more importantly they represent the interests of global capital. are. for the fun you will surely come and watch the polish face i describe you know him oh. cool. pleasure to have you with us here on our team today i roll the sushi.
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while come to the john siberian. what are the places you never go to. the fun. things you never do. experience you'll never get. the surprise you will. i'm asked as are here welcome back to the kaiser report time out to go to new york
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city and speak with jim rickards author of this new book it's called the death of money remember jim did the currency wars book which became an instantaneous global sensation and best seller now it's got the new one the death of money jim rickards welcome back to the kaiser report thank you max all right let me read you a quote from your book quote it was the most blatant case of insider trading i have at or ever seen this is a quote from the first chapter of your book tell us about it well the insider trading i referred to in chapter one of the death the money has to do with shorting airline stocks in advance of nine eleven so there was insider trading ahead of the nine eleven attackers very blatant very clear it was not picked up at the time i was by some people in the market i should say but not by the intelligence authorities or the national security officials but it was seen in the market that quote that you read by the way comes from john. analysts are actually tried and
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convicted of insider trading in the related to the one nine hundred eighty s. cases in the early ninety's his conviction was overturned by the court of appeals the court of appeals to the trial court got it right he was totally exonerated by a mention only to say that he was a guy who knew about and they leaked information insider trading and cetera he was one of the most famous stock traders on wall street around one of the largest specialists on the new york stock exchange he was at the time the market maker in american airline stocks so hard to find anyone who knew more about trading more about insider trading market manipulation the john the her and and their conversation took place actually at cia headquarters in langley virginia so i was part of an investigation of this all discussed in the book there's a lot of academic evidence there's friends it evidence there's anecdotal evidence but the case is overwhelming that there was insider trading ahead of nine eleven all right you mentioned this cia headquarters and the fact that there was
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talk about insider trading head of nine eleven in the days leading up to the events of nine eleven particularly for days leading up to nine eleven looking at the the forensic evidence and looking at at markets as a way to aggregate lots and lots of data and you talk about this in your book the way that your team presents to the cia a way of what you call market intelligence or mark and which is to use this very sensitive options market as a way to give a tell tale sign of activity that's happening around the world and whether potentially this would flag a terrorist attack so in the in the days leading up to the nine eleven in the options market in those airline options you have concluded without any equivocation that there was insider trading on those options leading up to the event correct.
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well that's my conclusion max but it's not just my conclusion as i mentioned there are three major academic studies as well as other anecdotal evidence all pointing in the same direction so to me it's an open and shut case it's all described in the book so there which is heavily a footnote of i should say so with such a sort of wild speculation i think it's very well documented we take a look at the nine eleven commission report which reached a different conclusion but i sort of deconstruct their famous footnote where they describe why they reached the conclusion and show what the flaws are in the for what the flaws are in the forensic take me that the nine eleven commission used but your larger point that markets give us price signals we know that but have a look behind the price they don't understand exactly what's going on by the way this technique which we explored for the cia is a completely normal technique used by hedge funds every day and a hedge funds are looking for insider trading around emanate deals they're looking for a leak you know we see this all the time
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a stock suddenly source for no reason there's no news maybe the market's flat to down but a particular stock goes way up and everyone said gee what's happening with that stock and then three days later we find out that it's the subject of a takeover that's announced a clearly the takeover takeovers don't come out of the thin air they're no lawyers and accountants and experts and managers work on these things for weeks sometimes months and that's the inside group but sometimes information leaks out people trade on and you see the price action ahead of the announcement that's exactly what we saw on nine eleven it was massive massive buying a put options and of course when you buy a put option that's a bet that the stock is going to go down massive buy or put options on american airlines and united airlines in the west several trading days i had of nine eleven and again that's been studied extensively so i don't think it's any question that was insider trading i should add however that this was insider trading by terrorist associates i want to be rigorous and scientific about the evidence but sort of separate this from some of the crazy theories they're crazy theories. out there
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that you know somehow the u.s. government was behind nine eleven that's all nonsense and again i want to separate myself from that but the basic idea that the terrorists and their associates that network were engaged who did know about the attack were engaged in insider trading ahead of nine eleven that's very clear of course when you trade options you have to do it. through a broker we know now from the investigative journalism of l'arche all we know from statements from deutsche bank here in europe that these traits were done at alex brown which is a firm not too far from the cia it was run by bus across guard when i was working at alex brown he was leading a firm he then took a job as deputy director of the cia under george tenet during the events of nine eleven so here you have a firm in baltimore where the trains were done that was run by these guys now the deputy director at the c.i.
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a your thoughts your comments. well the former executive was executive director of the cia at the time i haven't looked at all that the our response reading it to me is sort of irrelevant what i look at is the market as a whole what were we were saying was really coming through the specialist now you're exactly right max i make the point the book nobody trades alone if you're trading your training with somebody so what i really focused on is the overall market action not any particular firm but could you tell from the price action and the volume and the momentum itself that something was going on at the time and of course we reached the conclusion that something was going on which was obviously the style of an attack that was was about to happen but i focused a lot on what's called signal amplification and just to explain that for the viewers you can have a very small terrorists trade meaning you know a few thousand shares or someone sees that it doesn't make the person who sees it a terrorist they're just a specialist or a hedge fund or someone is kind of watching the tape and they say you know what
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there's no reason for the stock to be going down there's no reason for anyone to be buying puts someone know something i don't and they'll buy more puts that then puts more pressure on the stock there's more put by by the end of the day you may have millions of shares that are traded it doesn't mean all those people are terrorists or insiders it's actually legitimate trading if you're watching the tape and you do a what i call piggyback trade on the original trade that's actually not illegal and all those people are not terrorists only the original trade my example a couple thousand shares would have been the territory the rest of it is piggybacking or signal amplification but this is where the nine eleven commission fell down because when they went back to investigate after the fact they looked at the big guys the big guys are invariably not the insider traders the not the terrorist they're the guys piggyback he had to go all the way down to that small initial trade to find it and that's what we did on a multi-year strategic study for the cia we we basically explained how you could use that forensic technique that market information possibly to detect. the next
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spectacular terry talked about signal application when i was talking to cantor fitzgerald brokers and bankers in the days leading up to nine eleven they themselves were buying these airline puts they told me based on rumors that were coming out of alex brown associated with guard so this looks to me as if cia insiders knew enough about what was going on but chose to make money rather than blowing the whistle well i don't have any evidence of that the point i'm making is that you can have a lot of put buy in those in those stocks particularly a.m.r. new a.o.l. american airlines and not airlines you could have a lot of put on in fact there was a lot of put by and that's clearly documented we have that we have the price information we have the volume information so we know what was actually transacted that's been studied very extensively but the point i'm making is a lot of that put buying could have been people say hey you know something's going on we don't know what it is why does everyone buy these puts we're going to buy
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some more we're going to make the same bet we don't know why you don't have to know why all you have to know is that somebody knows something you don't so the point i'm making is that a very small terrorist trade could have been amplified into a much larger market trade involving quite a few wall street firms so again it only takes a small amount of illegal trading or terrorist trading to be amplified and imitated piggybacked in the market to a much larger volume so again i have a look to kind of first year over alex brown in particular i've looked at the market as a whole but the idea that a lot of people were buying puts on the original cigarette and presumably somebody who was trading on their own demise was unable to collect the profits because the money was left over at alex brown and never collected presumably from a banker who chose to take the money and stead of running away and escaping what their lives are let's move on to tell us about the concept of mutually assured financial destruction and sleeper hedge funds jim records well that the idea there
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. during the cold war there was a doctrine called mad and they would stand for mutual assured destruction and the idea was the united states had enough i.c.b.m.'s nuclear missiles to completely destroy russia russia had enough missiles to completely destroy the united states the temptation was to hit the other guy first sort of take out their missiles and destroy their country but both sides made sure that they had enough even if they were hit by the other side first they had enough missiles that would survive so they could strike back so sort of like two scorpions in a bottle one scorpion can sting the other kill it but the other scorpion has just enough you know life left to sting the first one and they both die so that capt actually during the cold war kept the peace between us and russia there's neither side wanted to escalate certainly the cuban missile crisis was a dangerous situation but basically we had these brushfire wars in places like vietnam and afghanistan and africa and elsewhere but no nuclear war because nobody wanted to go there now flash forward to today and ukraine crimea is
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a classic example the u.s. has made it clear that they're not going to use any military force neither is nato so no one expects you know the eighty second airborne division to drop into service to poland do anything about it but the u.s. is talking about economic warfare financial sanctions freezing assets a setter and what the russians have said very plainly is hey don't go there because if you do will escalate in other words will not pay or u.s. dollars down the debt we'll turn our back on the dollar will come up with a non dollar payment system along with our partners in the brics and the shanghai cooperation organization cetera that could constrict world trade world financial center so and they also have other tools they could use hackers to shut down the new york stock exchange you go back to august you know august two thousand and thirteen the nasdaq was shut down for half a day there's still been no explanation provided for that no one has come up with reason that happened is some vague talk about interface issues with the new york stock exchange well i mean every computer issue is an interface issue at some level
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but my point being that could very. well ban an iranian or searing hacking attack or somebody just sort of you know trying out to see if it works so the point is you're going to see very tame sanctions in the u.s. maybe a few our guards won't get to go to the super bowl that wouldn't surprise me but it won't go any further than that the reason is russia can strike back so we now have mutual assured destruction in financial space what i call mutual assured financial destruction and i talk about that in chapter try to spend money so we're going to get up in the arc two of this interview sir going to say good bye for now but we're gonna pick it up and part two so don't go away. all right that's going to do it for this edition of the kaiser report with me max geyser and stacy ever i'd like to thank our guest and records author of his new book the death of money soon in for the next episode for an additional in-depth look at the demise of the dollar global financial system and the great inflation deflation debate if you like the untouchables tweet us a kaiser report so next time by all. the
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t.v. . coming up on r t terror on the base at fort hood texas again an iraqi war vet goes on a shooting rampage before taking his own life the latest on the violence just ahead and on capitol hill senators vote to declassify more intel on a controversial cia torture program for years bush era interrogations and intelligence gathering were kept secret but not anymore i'll tell you the very latest coming up. and the american political landscape is changing voter registration for the libertarian party has gone up so what could this mean for the future of u.s. politics more on this political shift later in the show.
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it's thursday april third four pm in washington d.c. i'm in your i david and you're watching r t america we begin today with the latest information regarding the shooting that took place yesterday at a u.s. military base and fort hood texas this morning we learned that the shooter identified as ivan lopez was an iraq war veteran being treated for mental illness he opened fire at fort hood killing three people and wounding sixteen others before committing suicide this attack comes just five years after more than a dozen people were killed in two thousand and nine at the same texas military base to discuss this more i want to bring in artie's ramon the window so ramon let's talk about the shooter we know that he was a veteran he was dealing with a mental illness but what more do we know about his background his motive what do we know at this point. sure according to the army thirty four year old eve on
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lopez the army specialist was a married father who was living just outside the base there in killeen texas and as you mentioned he was an iraq war veteran enlisted into the army in two thousand and eight and was deployed to iraq in twenty eleven for four months the army says that he worked there as a truck driver the army's also said that he was not involved in combat operations but as many veterans will tell you even if you're not in a combat situation especially for a truck driver it's a very strenuous occupation they run the risk of improvised explosive devices and no matter where you're deployed in the military you could still see some very traumatic things when you are out on deployment no the army the military will be looking into his military service to see if there were any sort of problems signs that may have led up to this shooting and investigators were also be looking into whether looking into his home looking into his computers talking to his friends and
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families to see if there was any problems that they could find there what we do know is that he was being treated for depression and anxiety he had gone under evaluation to see whether he had p.t.s.d. however he had not been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome as of yet and as i understand he was only technically in iraq for four months but you know this this obviously brings up a lot of bad memories for people who remember just five years ago less than five years ago when a fort hood shooting took place it seems like deja vu do you think it's likely that authorities are really trying to figure out how the security on this base was compromised yet again. that's right a mirror while the department of defense is definitely trying to look at security measures at all military installations across the u.s. today now you mention the two thousand and shooting there for good and things did get revamped after that shooting and some lawmakers in the last couple days have
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even mentioned trying to change some of the restrictions on because as you know gun on base currently the way that the regulations are written soldiers are not allowed to bring guns on to base and those who do have private firearms that want to bring them on to base have to register them now this policy was actually tightened after the for hood shooting not just because of the rampage itself but because of the high number of suicides being committed by soldiers there on base for having a big problem with that in the in the in the last few years and even today on capitol hill the army defended its current policy of having a very tight control over the the guns that go into the base but we do know that he bought the gun legally that was used in the rampage it was a forty five caliber smith and wesson that he had bought in nearby killeen and our own we don't have a lot of time yet but i do want to go quickly back to the root cause of this because if you look at what happened in two thousand and nine with nidal hasan who
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was the perpetrator of that attack he was an army psychiatrist dealing with soldiers coming back from war coming back from iraq he was also like likely dealing with some form of p.t.s.d. can you talk briefly about this mental illness and how pervasive it's really become more generally. sure well the investigation into the most recent shooting yesterday no motive yet so no word if p.t.s.d. or his mental illness had anything to do with it but yeah p.t.s.d. suicide psychological disorders a huge epidemic in the military a study by the national academy of sciences just a couple of years ago found that nearly a million veterans are suffering from some sort of psychological disorder and some of them have multiple psychological disorders so after a decade of war or the v.a. has had a tough time dealing with the physical wounds that our service members are dealing with and even having a hard time with the complications of the long term effects of their mental wounds and of course this veterans who have spoken in the last couple days are really
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concerned that this focus on p.t.s.d. and this shooter is going to really hurt their transition into civilian life when employers see that this shooting that they might be concerned that the next veteran that applies for this job might go off as well so really a lot of concerns are on all hands when it comes to dealing with the psychological issues all right well we will continue to stay connected with you and get all the latest updates r.t. correspondent from uncle linda the senate intelligence committee has voted today to declassify portions of a report on the cia's post nine eleven controversial detention and interrogation program u.s. officials familiar with the report say it provides a harsh critique of the agency and the legalities of its intelligence gathering tactics r t political commentator sam sacks brings us more. even after the senate intelligence committee votes on thursday to declassify the findings and executive
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summary of its forty million dollar sixty three hundred page report on the cia's post nine eleven torture program there's still a long way to go before those findings are made available to the public that's because it will ultimately be up to the white house to review the report and determine what to release and what not to release caitlin hayden the spokeswoman for the white house national security council said the white house believes quote that the executive summary in the findings and conclusions of the final report should be declassified with any appropriate redactions necessary to protect national security so the question is how liberal with the white house be with the black nk the administration has already been criticized by the senate intelligence committee for withholding nine thousand top secret documents related to the torture program and from the get go president obama has stated that he doesn't want to focus on the past when it comes to the torture program i also have a belief that we need to look forward as los as opposed to looking looking
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backwards another question how much of the reduction process will the white house outsource to the cia cia director john brennan has already indicated his agency will conduct a review of the report after the senate committee approves its declassification if the white house seeds much of the declassification process to the cia the agency could move to redact many of the most incriminating findings within it so in the end what will the public learn from what's been touted as the most comprehensive report done yet on the cia's activities after nine eleven some details have already been released to the public including findings that the cia routinely misled government officials about the torture program including concealing details about the severity of methods and taking credit for critical pieces of intelligence that detainees had in fact surrendered before they were subjected to harsh techniques investigative reporter. marcy wheeler believes the report will show to what lengths the cia when to to mislead congress we're going to learn that not just about what
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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 chairwoman dianne feinstein is overseeing the declassification process in the senate intelligence committee she's out odds with the cia over allegations the agency spied on her staff as they were compiling the torture report and she said the conclusions of the report sure that the cia's program was quote brutal and un-american but does that mean following its release that people at the cia will be held accountable nothing has ever happened to cia in all of this and probably the reason why is because the authorization for the quarter 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
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people are ready to do that either and so there's still a long way to go before the public will actually get to read the pages of the torture report we also know that republicans on the senate intelligence committee who are more sympathetic to the cia's methods plan to release their own findings that dispute some of the conclusions of the committee's official report meaning even after we get all these new details defenders of the cia in the bush administration will try to reopen the debate about the effectiveness and the morality of the post nine eleven torture program. from washington d.c. same socks are to. according to the bureau of investigative journalism drone strikes under president obama have killed an estimated twenty four hundred people however there has never been an official count conducted by the administration but a new bill proposed could change all that representative adam schiff of california and walter jones of north carolina have introduced
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a new piece of legislation aimed at bringing greater transparency to the u.s. drone program the bill would require the president to make publicly available an annual report on the use of targeted lethal force outside the united states it would also require the cia to release information on whether these were civilians or combatants if it passes the government will have to count strikes retroactively starting from five years ago while human rights organizations support the bill shift admits that this will not make the drone program go away and fact the congressman is convinced that increasing transparency around the drone program could actually justify it by showing what he called excessive claims of civilian casualties. well we frequently talk about red states and blue states when it comes to elections in this country but there is a political color spectrum outside of the two party system and fact when it comes
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to party identification we're learning that less people are identifying or registering with the democratic and republican parties at the same time more people are registering with the libertarian party according to ballot access expert richard winger libertarian party voter registration in the us has grown by eleven point four percent since two thousand and twelve the states with the largest percentage increase in the libertarian registration are idaho wyoming nebraska and louisiana so it is the libertarian message going mainstream to discuss this i'm joined by carla howell political director at the u.s. national libertarian party carla thanks for joining me my pleasure thank you for having me on absolutely so according to this poll more people are registering with the libertarian party which is great news for you i'm sure can you talk about why the libertarian message is really resonating with the american people right now clearly people are disgusted with the liberal with the government growth with the
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debt they're scared of their own future their economic prospects jobs continue to be a problem for most of america not here in the washington d.c. area but around the country people are hurting and people are not there they're worn out over war they have heard the story over and over again of why we have to intervene in this country and that and people aren't buying it anymore they want our troops to come home and interestingly there were four states where they saw a major surge in that was idaho wyoming nebraska and louisiana any idea whatsoever why it would be those states where you would see more of a growth or well it's somewhat random i don't think it is really indicative of too much of anything because it's often just a matter of the ballot act. was in those states where the particular activists in those states but it also is probably correlated to the fact that those are more rural states so the world more rural states are more libertarian the big cities
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tend to be more of a governor that makes a lot of sense well i want to take a look at a recent political article i found it very interesting if focused on rand paul it was written by a libertarian and he was actually quite critical of sort of the prospects for libertarians he said quote rand paul's admirers and more than a few of his enemies believe the country is having a libertarian moment we've had these moments before but each time they come and go without the elevation of a libertarian to high office or the advancement of the birch area and ideas do you think he has a point there why haven't we seen sort of the momentum translate to the ballot box just yet well we're up against tremendous odds the elections are not fair in america they're rigged in a lot of ways there's gerrymandering there's campaign finance laws ballot access laws and just in general treatment of the mainstream media is generally hostile to libertarians and to other third parties so that we've done as well as we have that we over have over three hundred thousand registered voters and over fifteen
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thousand million votes in two thousand and twelve for libertarians is remarkable given the obstacles that we're up against and obviously we saw governor gary johnson do very well i want to ask you a question about senator rand paul because there's a lot of talk about him running in two thousand and sixteen what do you think you know will be the biggest challenge for him to winning. winning the primary because if he either he's going to sell out completely to big government and really be ineffectual in which case he has a chance of getting the nomination or a miracle occurs that's possible or if he's true to liberty then he is going to be attacked by his own party this is what happened to ron paul this is what happened to gary governor gary johnson and many many other republicans running in primaries strout the country and i want to ask you this was a lot of confusion we saw governor gary johnson leave the republican party and go under the libertarian party ticket obviously rand paul ron paul did not do that is
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one strategy better than the other i mean do you prefer that rand paul leaves the republican party and joins a libertarian party i mean what what would you prefer well if he's a libertarian which would mean he would have to stop endorsing mitt romney and other big government republicans that's not acceptable to the libertarian party but i think both trends are a good thing it's good to be fighting on two fronts that makes sense and obviously midterm elections are coming up twenty fourteen we're hearing a lot of buzz about you know candidates outside of the two party system what do you think will be the key issues driving the libertarian platform. this year i think it will be jobs as it has been for many years because we continue to be in a recession even if technically economists say it's not a recession you ask the people mill tens of millions of people who don't have jobs and they'll tell you we're in tough economic times and that's a major driving issue foreign policy is one of the issues people don't want to see more war they don't want us in syria or ukraine or anywhere else it's time to bring
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our troops home how about civil liberties national security the senate at least in that kind of that is that salute lee another issue and that is going to be a key issue the revelation that we're being spied on is a big concern and politicians aren't admitting it but it's an issue while it's coming up well and decided to see how it's going to play out but carla howell political director at the u.s. national libertarian party thanks for joining me thank you. well we're just learning more about a u.s. government program that's been operating as a clan best sign tech start up fueling dissent within cuba an investigation by the associated press finds that in two thousand and nine the u.s. agency for international development launched a simple twitter like social networking site in cuba with the intent of stirring up political unrest in the country the social networking platform called the un's in a low allows users to avoid internet censors and communicate through cell phone text messages but it also allowed u.s.
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officials to target users with messages from abroad the idea was that if they do users in with non-controversial topics like soccer and music the program could ultimately help activists organize mass gatherings like political demonstrations at a moment's notice at its peak the social networking site had forty thousand subscribers but of course the users were provided no information that the network was financed and operated by the us government to do this usa idea used a network of shell companies under a cayman island bank account to keep the government's ties under wraps the a.p. also reports that guns in computers were tracking the messages and demographic information on the users to help us a i.d. target its other cuba programs earlier today white house press secretary jay carney disputed claims that the program was covert. it was not a covert program it was debated in congress it was reviewed by the g.a.o.
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. those kinds of things. don't happen to covert programs it was a development assistance program about you know increasing the level of information that you can people have and were able to discuss among themselves and while carney says the efforts were meant to increase the free flow of information we have yet to hear cuba's thoughts on the program the social media program ended abruptly in september of two thousand and twelve when a government grant ended. all right nasa announced today that it will be suspending much of its work with the russian space agency but said it will continue to collaborate with the country over international space station operations the decision by nasa to hold its engagements with the country comes amid heightened tensions sparked by russia's absorption of the crimean region last month artie's guy in a check on has more. nasa has sent out a memo saying this is budget includes nasa troubles with russia and visits by
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russian government representatives to nasa facilities bilateral meetings e-mail way and teleconferences or video conferences at the present time and the operational international space station the previous have been exempted in addition multilateral meetings held outside of russia that may include russia but as a patient are not precluded under the present guidance so as we understand doing work with the international space station open meetings are possible but on the little pair three u.s. astronauts are currently on board says their mission will not be affected we understand the launch of space so used to walk it on april ninth will not be affected either but washington definitely giving russia the cold shoulder it's finding different ways to do that this one is at the expense of science and nasa scientists who spoke to the virgin news site on the condition of anonymity said this nasa is goals are and political this is one of the first major actions i have
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heard from the u.s. government and it is to stop science and technology collaboration you're telling me there is nothing better the last time the u.s. suspended ties like this was with the soviet union at the end of the nineteen seventies but if you're a national space station was not even started yet at the time now some say if this moves beyond rhetoric washington could single handedly undermine cooperation that hundreds of scientists have worked tirelessly to build together throughout many years in washington i'm going to check on our team. while you may remember this story that broke almost two years ago public safety officials in minnesota had launched a criminal investigation following multiple claims the law enforcement officers got occupy protesters high on drugs and a program examining the effect of street marijuana this was all legibly part of an official state program called d r e or drug recognition evaluator but it was by and large kept under wraps at least until independent journalists released
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a video showing officers picking up and returning protesters to a local park take a look at some of that footage. big mama to down south. africa figuring if you boys will be. getting this year of skills. driving a car to. take you forward a ride or you know you know if i know you have your choice of fruit for your view about this for you or your job or to drive this silly but yes this is there you see or see you do it was the. individuals subject to the testing said the police would provide them with marijuana watched them smoke it and then observe their behavior soon after two of the protesters decided to launch a lawsuit and finally this week a federal judge ruled that the suit against five officers should proceed forward clearing the way for a trial that will said light on the exercise to discuss this i was joined earlier
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by an attorney representing the occupy protesters allan milstein i first asked him how this program really operated and we operated it stormed out of the west coast where. it was legal for police officers to essentially charge someone with being high on marijuana and so what would happen on the west coast is when the police officers would charge someone and bring them into the station and they would then evaluate that person and look at what they believed were the characteristics of somebody that was high on drugs now you know you can discuss whether or not that's appropriate or not appropriate or whether she is full in minnesota you can arrest somebody who is suspected of being high on drugs but they wanted to find out apparently they wanted to find.
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the same information that is could they tell us somebody was high on drugs so somebody had the bright idea in minnesota. that what they would do is essentially start a human research experiment and they would go in they would take people in their cars to some warehouse give them drugs marijuana and sometimes other drugs hard drugs and then evaluate what they look like or how they acted. so that they could then conclude for themselves what somebody high on drugs looked like so that obviously the difference between the two programs is significant in california it was just people that were being arrested it made a sort of the police officers were actually giving the drugs to these what we call human subjects in order to evaluate so it seems like they're in the program was operating very differently in minnesota than it was elsewhere but you are now
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representing two protesters who have now decided to see you can you talk about what their experience wise dealing with these police officers these five police officers that they are suing. you talk about that share what about what was really offensive about the way they were doing in minnesota is they targeted individuals who were protesting at occupy minnesota so there was an occupy wall street everybody might remember and in various cities around the country there were similar kinds of protests of those in occupy minnesota so the place of a service would come and they would actually approach people who were protesters we we believe they were targeting the individuals who were protesting and because they are police officers it sort of looked like to those individuals and to those around them but they were being pressured to come with the police officers where they were
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requested to go and then these individuals would be taken to this warehouse given drugs. and then very peculiarly at the end of the say should actually being here the drugs then driven back to the where they were picked up a little off that's on the list of yeah go ahead i don't suggest going to believe because i'm very hard to believe. but you know it like you mention retarding about occupy protesters here clearly a group of people under the microscope of law enforcement to begin with do you think this was part of a larger effort to gather information on occupy only was the guess. i have the information or your reason to believe that we did or did not to take place i do believe that they targeted coupon minnesota. as
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a way to sensually. exerting some influence in the protests. we believe they were essentially frightening the protesters scaring the protesters dissuading them from protesting. and other was interfering with their first amendment rights all right well we will definitely follow up with you on this and see how they case plays out attorney alan mills thank you are a boom bust is coming up next here on r t aaron a joins us for a quick preview hi aaron hi ira thank you know today on boom bust we're talking about a supreme court ruling that will now allow more private money into elections basically if you're a rich person and want to give money to a lot of political campaigns and you can discuss coming right up plus we have interviews with british economists and got a four and richard franco on to dish out it's all coming out so please stay tuned that supreme court case is huge area changing and thanks erin thanks for that does
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it for now i mean you're in david stay tuned on buses next. if you are in the religious right my real age and then you're probably the kind of which are you have for sure. you'll have to suffer while people think we do not to die by being hunted to be by being chopped a while but a part of the we are being isolated because i was skinny car. full of wonderful show moment why should i be called a face i just thought i. was
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oh and i marinate this is boom bust and these are some of the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up if you're rich and want to give money to a lot of political campaigns well now you can the u.s. supreme court ruled wednesday to allow more private money into elections but what does this mean economically for those running for office and for those voting we'll let you know coming right up then the british are coming at least on today's episode of boom bust now i sat down with and had a former senior fellow at london's new economics foundation and robert frankel financial commentator economist and the editor of the central banking journal then a big deal edward harrison and i are discussing the heavy cost of ad space not on billboards or television but on instagram times are changing and we're looking at
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just how much is all coming up and it all starts right now. on wednesday the u.s. supreme court struck down caps on political contributions that had previously been ruled constitutional by the supreme court in one thousand nine hundred six thus allowing donors to give money to as many political candidates parties and committees as they wish now justices rejected the overall limits on how much individuals can donate during a federal two year election cycle by a vote of five to four the court threw out the limit currently at one hundred twenty three thousand two hundred dollars chief justice roberts said that those cops infringe on first amendment free speech rights and are justified by public
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interest in fighting political corruption now according to public advocacy groups are. wealthy donor who wants to give the maximum amount to every house and senate candidate and every political committee can now get nearly six million dollars however the court didn't even tack the twenty six hundred dollar limit on how much an individual can give to a specific candidate and political committee now previously aggregate limits forced donors to choose among party committees and candidates donating to a select few before bumping up against that one hundred twenty three thousand dollars cap meanwhile super pacs and other outside groups have been playing by a totally different set of rules rules that allow for unlimited donations oftentimes without public disclosure of the donors name now some predict that removing these limits will shift money from super pacs to candidates and committees where transparency is quite high or however others say that the ruling will open the floodgates to more corrosive money in politics just as bryer says that striking down aggregate limits quote eviscerates our nation's campaign finance laws this
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decision does alter the landscape of campaign finance laws but with super pac money already in play it's unclear what impact the ruling will have if any because income inequality is a hot button issue in america many americans will fear the economic consequences of this decision and support for publicly funded federal elections in the u.s. is likely to increase perhaps dramatically a good thing we'll let you be the judge. world renowned economist antenna for predicted the coming world debt crisis in two thousand and six just one year before the great financial crisis now she has a new book out called just money how society can break the despotic power of finance and we spoke with dr pettit for about the topics in those books back in
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january today we were keen to speak with dr pepper for about a host of other things like i'm dodging this money fiscal constraints global imbalances currency and general global macro economics now take a look at what she had to say. since the last time we spoke the bank of england has started talking about and dodginess money and we here at boom bust have been discussing this subject a lot now dodginess money is the concept that money is created in dodging asli is credit within the private sector and let me run a quote by you to get your take on this this is from former fed chair ben bernanke he said quote as the economy recovers banks should find more opportunities to lend out there was or now this comment along with many others by various economists seem consistent with the reality that banks create money by making loans how do you see it. well as i see it most economists are really unclear and don't understand how money is created and that's a deep deep floor in economics. economic theory but also in the economics
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profession because on the back of this very flawed idea of where money comes from is created a whole economic infrastructural superstructure if you like so. these economists are wrong and i'm unfortunate some of the most prominent economists and the reason i'm feeling confident about that is because of this bank of england quarterly bulletin in which they write about money creation in the modern economy and say very clearly we never a bank makes a loan it's similar tain asli creates a matching deposit in the borrowers bank account thereby creating new money and this is what we have been arguing me and my colleagues at the new economic foundation for some years now and indeed many other economists have argued this but have been dismissed if you like as heterodox or getting it wrong we were right all along according to the bank of england do you feel justified thanks to the bank of england it's an enormous breakthrough and the fact is the bank of england has known
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this for more than three hundred years and sixteen hundred ninety four when the bank of england was founded and many are economists of known and understood including joseph schumpeter and or may not keynes and j.k. gold brace all understood how money is created by the private banking system system the private bank bankers if you like are effectively printing money whereas we are often misled into believing that only the central bank prints money in reality ninety five percent of the money created here in britain is printed is created by the private practice that money isn't actually printed because we don't use currency if you like pounds notes in our every day affairs ninety five four. ninety three percent of the money that we use is actually bank money transferred digitally between our bank accounts or between us and. wherever we may be making purchases or
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with our credit cards but about six percent of the money we use is in the form of notes and coins and the private banks card create notes and coins only the central bank can do that the currency they are responsible for the currency but currency it makes up a very small part of the money that we spend on a day to day basis now the i.m.f. wrote in two thousand and twelve quote bank reserves do not play any meaningful role in the determination of wider money aggregates the reason is that the deposit multiplier of undergraduate economic textbooks where monetary aggregates are created i've been an issue of the central bank through an initial injection of high powered money into the banking system that gives multiplied through bank lending turns the actual operation of the money transmission mechanism on its head the deposit multiplier is simply a myth and because of this private banks are almost fully in control of the might process now ok it seems like the i.m.f. agrees with the bank of england why is it that the textbooks were just students use
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to learn the basic fundamentals of economics use this mythology of them. i don't know that's a very good question one has to ask this of the economics profession. some people see it as a very handy way to obscure what the banks are doing and that might be part of the excuse that the banks have been very quiet about what they do and haven't had a relationship with economists but it might be that economists have chosen to turn a blind eye but this nonsense about banks lending our reserves is disproved here in the bank of england and the report it says first of all. they make it just says no way that gives a loan the money in the bank does not exist until you the applies for the load the banks and. it's whether or not to give you the letter and depending on your credit record and so on then this letter leads to the creation of deposits of money in your bank account and only then once
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a deposit to made does the bank turn to the central bank for so-called reserves and that simply is money that enables the bank of england private banks to. deal with a month amongst themselves to clear their balance sheets amongst themselves and it has nothing whatsoever to do with relend because as it's explained by the bank of england it's a misconception that banks can lend their reserves reserves can only be lent between backs this is the banking union since consumers do not have access to reserve the concept the bank that's common sense and yet that is not what's taught in the economic textbooks it's fascinating and seems kind of disturbing of the same time but now i want to move on to government specifically government money as opposed to private money and when we was spoke you didn't say this directly but i kind of got the sense that you believe that the current monetary system is destabilizing i'm going to play a clip for you that gave me this impression here here i think you can see it let's play it. if you look at the period nine hundred forty five until nine hundred
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seventy one when president nixon you knew actually. dismantled the britain would system without consulting his partners by the way. there was no sir no single financial crisis. of any significance in the world the period of extraordinary. stability and indeed a period of high rates of growth now dr petter for here's the question did the move away from the bretton woods system create instability in your opinion. yes the point was that the move away from that britain would system was a move away from managing the banks and the way in which they created credit and what happened was that the central banks were left with one instrument the rate of interest was. to control the amount of credit that is created but the fact is that all the banks can private banks can borrow from the central bank from the federal reserve bank of england at that very low rate the base rate they don't lend done at
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that rate the spectrum of interest rates at which banks lend is well beyond the control of the central bank but this base rate the single rate is the only instrument that the central bank has to control the creation of credit back in the bretton woods days banks were prevented from making any old loan and they were particularly prevented from lending for speculate speculative purposes for speculation. that there were restrictions on on how they are and what they could lend for all those restrictions were lifted and the general view was the market was best position to decide whether or not alone would be repayable and so a lot of lending then went out of productive economic activity if you like which creates jobs and generates income and helps with the repayment of the loan interest speculative economic activity now you know if you bet on the lottery could win one hundred million bucks or you could lose completely and that's what's wrong with
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speculative activity is that it doesn't always guarantee a rate of return with which to repay the original loan but banks make increasingly encouraged all day they were freed up if you like by the the deregulation process to engage in speculative lending and this then went into assets and and inflated the value of assets and so on and central banks that was dr ann pettifor author of just money how society can break the despotic power of finance. it's time now for a very quick break but stick around because when we return i'm sitting down with british economist roger roberts not roger robert go to discuss public policy and financial markets then in today's big deal edward harrison and i are discussing. the heavy cost of ads based not on billboards or television but on instagram and as we head to a very quick break here are a look at some of your closing numbers of the bell figure out.
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well it's a mis. use of the media and. prophesied are going to do that honestly doesn't do too much for our revenue line tech our culture giant seventy six year old american farmer studio fallout do you think this
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is going to create for the cia do you think this is what's triggering. this a lot but it's also the largest debtor nation. breaking the set is mostly about the status quo i want to give you all. working for the american dream the next day we're just trying to survive this time for americans and lawmakers are forced to wake up and start talking about the real causes of. welcome back now robert pringle is the founder and chairman of central banking publications that's a financial publications firm specializing in public policy in the financial markets now his company's central banking journal has subscribers in over one
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hundred twenty countries including the majority of the world's central banks pretty good readership now pretty well was the former editor of the banker and has been an analyst of markets and policies for more than forty years including stints at the economist and the financial times today we're speaking with him about his new book the money trop and much much more and i started off our conversation about asking him why the efforts of governments and central banks to push growth have had such poor results in terms of the real economy here's his response. this is a very disappointing and slow recovery in fact people are starting to ask when will the next recession hit told ready. the way to normalize monetary policy from this point is going to be very difficult and very bumpy reducing the size of the bank's balance sheet how do they do it i mean the central bankers would like us to believe that they have the situation more or less under control but i think the markets and the general public are very skeptical and that is why this fear is still
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inhibiting new investment in spending people are sitting on their cash and money is not performing the function it should it should perform so i think the system and i would like to say here the international system is it needs is in severe stress and in need of repair. robert if you look at the yields in the european periphery or the us high yield market you see the markets that theme back to normal now does that say that policymakers have succeeded and that all is well with our financial architecture what do you think. no certainly not i think there's a lot to very wrong with the financial architecture moreover governments and central bankers are not looking really in my view in the right places to fix the system properly. it's on the appearance some yields yes of come down in the euro periphery for instance i believe progress has been made in
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a real sense in adjustment of some of those peripheral countries in the euro zone that's all to the good sort of the good the u.s. economy is picking up of course all these things are good but few people believe including few central bankers that i talk to believe the underlying issues have been even halfway resolved the i.m.f. yesterday still talking of huge problems out there too big to fail banks for instance and many structural issues to do with the banking system the banks are still not supporting the economies they should do and as they want to. now we recently spoke to australian professor steve keen about a lot of macro issues and i noticed a piece that he had up on his blog business spectator and it asked why the us can't escape minsky which is referring to economists time in minsk whose name is deeply associated with this crisis now is steve asking the right question and what's your answer if he is yes i think that if you're asking about the minsky moment to the
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miscue hypothesis i think this is very much come back from having been neglected over neglect previous to the crisis and he seems to describe what has happened better no most anybody else around but i would say that's not enough we have to we have to do the main thing but that the trouble is that regulators and central bankers are now saying if they look out for minsky cycle next time they'll be able to fix it they'll be able to avoid a repeat of the crisis i don't think that's enough it's it's helpful yes but it's nowhere near the kind of structural reforms that we need in the international financial system to to avoid the next crisis. now edward harrison my partner in crime here and boom bust has been arguing that the world is over reliant on monetary policy to solve the world's problems just as he has been saying for the past thirty years now do you think that we relied too heavily on monetary policy.
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well as paul volcker told me the other day when i the former chairman of the fed of course when i interviewed him in london he was receiving a lifetime achievement award monetary policy has been you know often the only game in town. it's true of the united states is true of other countries the governments have been unable paul didn't say this directly but i'm now interpret what he said. governments just have not stepped up to the mark they're not supportive monetary policy sufficiently. for instance in fiscal policy or in structural reforms and so on luckily the united states with its flexible economy much more flexible in other countries is as usual leading the world out of recession but who in america really has confidence that the bundling problems have been solved certainly they have there they are not confident here or in euro zone or in emerging markets. and
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knowing what the answer than robert is that just let the markets just decide fiscal stimulus white in your view. by i believe we have to go back to basics on the international monetary system and i believe this has been the major neglected contributory cause of the financial crisis. which broke out nearly seven years ago now and governments and central bankers have not confronted this with the urgency that it needs the i.m.f. did have a look at this issue back in two thousand and eight two thousand and nine but they basically dropped it to me what it what should've happened is that something in the international somebody should have been able to remind the united states and china as they were building up these huge imbalances in two thousand and five six seven that this was going to cause problems it was nothing in the system to remind the major players that they had to discipline their behavior either monetary or fiscal
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policy and so it when they went on building up these huge imbalances until until the system broke. broke up and there's no been no attention paid to the need to reform the international monetary system or very little and that to me is the missing ingredient in this crisis robert reports like what specifically can you give me some examples. yes i believe that the floating exchange rate in the presence of high capital mobility huge amounts of capital able to move from one country to another on very small yields differences such a system. is bound to be a very erratic to send exchange rates far beyond an equilibrium level and countries are increasingly suffering the effects of volatility of exchange rates for instance
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now the e.c.b. what's one reason that they are talking about q.e. now is because the euro is too high. you wrote your goes much higher against the dollar bill so is having a serious effect on the european economy which is already struggling as we know for other reasons self-inflicted reasons but this is an additional burden same is true of many emerging markets as they see flows of funds that might be small for the united states has pulled also so to this conversation i had with him something that is small for united states could be devastating for a smaller emerging market in terms of the absolute flows of funds the way they could that was financial commentator economist at or entrepreneur and the chairman and founder of the central banking journal mr robert pringle time now for today's big deal. it's
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a big deal time and i'm joined by edward harrison and today we're talking about instagram and premium space two things you might have thought would never go together but now . you've probably heard of other types of premium space things like over example of the twenty four super bowl that cost a cool four million dollars for only thirty seconds of space or what about that iconic piece of ad space in new york city's times square well that that will cost you one point one million dollars a year for those flashing flashy billboards so what might that cost you on your phone well instagram the video and photo social media network is pitching advertisers space at upwards of six or seven figures a month now advertising age reports that the lower range of the monthly pricing starts at three hundred fifty thousand dollars and while the higher end would be just south of a million million bucks for instagram ads this seems crazy to me i mean a million dollars is just crazy for an instagram and what do you think of this and what is the basic architecture of this i've campaign or what they hope to have been
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i campaigned with seems like it's sort of a run of site type of thing we're basically. experience that you might see in a magazine in print it sounds to me like they're trying to figure out mobile and you know facebook's done a incredible job in terms of getting mobile revenue mobile revenue is now more than half of their revenue base and as we move from the desktop to mobile that's what's really important is how much revenue can you derive in terms of revenue streams from mobile and what they're doing is they're taking what we used to see on from in print and they're trying to replicate that on the mobile devices i mean it's interesting but here's some here's some stats i one year instagram ad campaign now cost you twelve million dollars one year and this is not yet in up and running but thirty second super bowl ad that's four million dollars however we all know that everyone watches the super bowl so i guess that begs the question is this
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ad space worth it well you know i mean you're talking about what was when facebook took over instagram one hundred million users now we're talking two hundred million use a lot of users and you know if you add in all the people that potentially they could cross pollinate from what happened from facebook you know this is going to be an ever growing kind of thing and this is the sort of monetization that you're really looking for google can't compete it used to be that search had much higher. than display ads on mobile devices and that's because people don't do e-commerce on their mobile devices and where they do and desktops so surcharge we're getting more but now what they're showing you is that you can actually get money out of this and this is a great thing for facebook from a revenue perspective it's interesting but what does this say about where the internet center of gravity is moving i think it's definitely showing that it's moving toward mobile because if you look at where people spend their time in terms of ad space you know you have you have print you have t.v.
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radio you have the internet in terms of desktop and then you have mobile actually print takes out more. in terms of ad spend compared to how much time people spend on it and mobile is the reverse it's like people spend much more time but you only have like you know three to five percent of the ads been there and so it's clear that the internet is moving towards mobile and as a result of that you going to see more advertising move in that direction as well i mean it's really fascinating stuff and we've been we've been hitting on facebook a lot lately you know we've been bashing them and now they've had some recent acquisitions what's out nineteen billion oculus v.a.r. which by the way is a company that has yet to release a single product they purchased that for two billion and instagram that was a billion dollars i mean it seems like a bargain compared to these other things but it you know what do you make of facebook's acquisition of instagram in light of this type of program that there are that they're now rolling out well you know you think about what's when you think to yourself ok here's facebook with more than fifty percent of it in the growing
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mobile market that's where everything is moving to. getting these huge. things like . they're bringing in a whole slew of the new customers right. so you think one thousand good for what you can do this if you can replicate this god of activity of what. you'll still pay for the nineteen billion which seems like a steep price to my work might work we'll never know what we will soon enough and as always thank you so much that's all for now but you can see all segments featured in today's show on you tube at youtube dot com slash boom bust r.t. i love hearing from you so please check out our facebook page facebook dot com slash start to tweet us at aaron aides at edward n.h. from all of us here and for bus thank you for watching a scene x. time challenge.
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