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it's like it says it was self defense from sex assault. on the media turns a blind alley to you get or not see. a lot about them to our g.'s newsroom i'm nice to now a good to have you with us tonight no casts no gas ukraine will have to repay for gas or russia will stop footing the bill and i spy of scandal israel stealing secrets from pals in washington we tell you how television has crossed a red line plus the afghan troops are failing to restore security in the country we look at the civilian toll as nato withdraws your in the now. from now on ukraine has to prepay for russian gas what
a concept actually having to give cash in return for a product being delivered to you on the again is those big bad russians energy is apparently russia's weapon of choice in what may become a new cold war russian gas or weapon of strength or weakness in the ukraine crisis . a lot of here who might have tanks supersonic fighters and nuclear tipped missiles but perhaps its greatest weapon lies in the ground of russia itself yes from the russian natural gas giant pulls a knife to much of europe's. the truth is that moscow fears will otherwise continue to consume fuel for free what's more they now have money from the international monetary fund some of that could probably be used to pay off or at least part of the great gas debt ukraine already owes russia billions of
dollars for gas delivered and if they don't pre-pay for new gas it will stop flowing very suit the concern of course is that e.u. gas deliveries will be interrupted by the fuel halt if ukraine doesn't settle its bills thirty percent of gas comes from russia some countries are more dependent than others the darker shades here like boag area all of their fuel comes from russia others like germany and poland the czech republic get around half or even more of their gas from russia the thing is these european partners paying for their gas well ukraine accuses russia of using energy as a weapon for not giving them free or almost free fuel right now ukraine's price for russian gas is four hundred eighty five dollars per one thousand cubic meters that's up from two hundred sixty eight dollars after discounts were cancelled by gas prom basically they put it at market price now the rest of the e.u. manages to pay its gas bills at higher prices and others like germany
a bit less but of course they have a strong stable business tie with moscow well joining us in the now tonight is financial journalist john you know thanks for being with us prepaid gas prime minister medvedev broke it down as simple as it gets listen to this. because. i think it's time to stop mollycoddling them notify them and switch to the pre-payment business scheme as soon as possible they pay one euro we ship them on euro's worth of gas they pay a billion we ship a billion. is this an unusual concept johnny. i think that your audience should understand that natural gas market is completely different from oil market there are no barrels of oil is sold going to meet international markets and the price that you pay is pretty much the same one trust but this shouldn't cost to be figured out. not only ukraine and russia but natural gas doesn't work that way
it's sold through of course they get it by clients and it by private and runs from a country to another country and so in the natural gas market geopolitical issues are much more evident than to the traditional oil market. why so ukraine have to pay for its gas it was three and a half billion dollars. varies a long standing east between. russia and a ukraine be the matter of gas sometime the russians have started by your prices then in order to favor a concession from the key of cabinets they conceded lower lower prices and of course for a long time maybe now you know that they had known economy benefit from
subsidizing gas from ukraine and other countries own gather and sometimes the kremlin is using energy to get a better election the wheat to its neighbors so we can say that natural gas is a political commodities and all the parties to the show are playing it as a legal commode. well it's no secret that moscow and keeps relations are tense doesn't that make it logical business if you have good ties you get discounts give and take if not might have to pay a higher price now. yes. we less tax in the next future for russia and moscow use the. natural gas as a tool it's not the way i've been to sort of a corner in the ukraine and the same time. in the ukraine having now. been indeed euro and already five day when we stick
a relationship with moscow then we'll try to get more gas and to bathe less it would be great if you're up and the united states and the two national communities who are the us broker and see that the moderate is reviews from a geopolitical struggle seem to be snus international business issue that would be very easily solved if you stay geopolitical it would be very difficult i agree so just briefly what's the way out obviously russia is not going to give free gas to ukraine obviously ukraine want some kind of discount how do you get out of this. that's a very tough question and i doubt that they have done sir and i don't think that the european union is the answer as you know the european union is deeply be guided by countries that book eight. line of these of the dean and the kremlin and countries that are much cause year to accommodate russia
in the united states the public opinion is again deeply divided and the international community is pretty much in before and so far they could be sure so i don't know us bags are. going to suspect it week solution we have. president putin big gramley some sort of. a load of b.s. in the past few days. by the extremists on the ground the pro russian exit middle ground do you. follow. and of course there are different positions too so i think this is a long long crisis and i've seen that we haven't seen the end of it yet i agree financial journalist john iran said thanks so much for being with me thanks very much for inviting me our pleasure so remember how vocal u.s.
vice president joe biden was about the crisis in ukraine and he warned about gas dependency and all that he was very committed but we stand with you and it is it is not just. a foreign policy judgment is a personal it's an emotional commitment as well you bet it is person no emotional this almost brought a tear to my eye joe biden's son wait for this hunter biden has joined the board of the largest ukrainian gas producer that's right hunter will be in charge of the legal unit the ma provide support for the company among international organizations how do you like that who would have thought maybe he can help kiev pay its gas bill reaction to referendums in eastern ukraine are simmering across the globe the west is trying to implicate that the polls will further destabilize the situation but
moscow stresses the outcome reflects the people's will which was an overwhelming cry to break away from ukraine basically saying the polls are a signal of a profound crisis of the ukrainian statehood and they have to pay attention but in washington it's business as usual brushing off everything russia says and without facts to here is marina. u.s. state department spokeswoman jen psaki unleashed a list of accusations regarding the weekend referendums in misaki claim that a system of carousel voting was used in the referendum but when asked by a journalist what that means she had a hard time explaining her own accusation its methodology was also highly suspect with reports of carousel voting pre-marked ballots which carousel in the scene you know and the truth is i was reading that i'm not familiar with that term either it may be that people weren't checking and i'll check and see what what our team meant
specifically my they're going to be it's not like they were sitting on it or she's going around the circle and i don't think it's a reference to that or during this press briefing on monday she also warned russia against using energy as a bargaining chip with ukraine we don't think energy should be used access to energy should be used as a. tool a threatening tool they would say that they just want to be paid for plate action deliver i think that come back context of the situation on the ground means that this is not just business as usual obviously hardly speaking you do think that the russians are right to demand to be paid for which they are shaming again that i'm happy to pull this up when i get back to my desk but there's a range of details that involved in their agreements in the past and they've made threats around them before now when it comes to punishing russia the u.s. and the e.u. are seeing matters a bit differently according to ms psaki the obama administration has expressed its disappointment with france over russia why well because france is planning to
proceed with a one point two billion euro sale of two worship's to russia now the u.s. state department spokesperson we should underscore here made no mention during our press conference of keeps ongoing military operation in eastern ukraine nor did she acknowledged the deaths of two civilians over the weekend who were allegedly killed when the national guard raided one of the city's holding a referendum sakhi also hasn't. now it's the fact that keep her first two protesters in eastern ukraine as terrorists and during her daily briefings we've seen basically a tirade expressed against russia but us so far she has not held that same criticism for key. after a short break we'll look at the current situation in afghanistan as nato continues its withdrawal stay in the now.
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welcome back you're in the now with me and he sonali palestinians in israeli controlled territories complain of growing mistreatment coming from the sadler's with the israeli army apparently turning a blind eye on the issue even flying a palestinian administration flag is enough to draw raf falsely or has the story of the uphill struggle for basic freedoms. another day in hebron we were flag is more than just a symbol it's a reason for war the first of the things that. they see the notice that someone is climbing up his roof in order to remove the flag of the chair they had put up there
but the settler actually got tangled up in. the protection of the barbed wire protection the child he had placed on his roof after twenty minutes the army came to the roof so i came back to the house and asked them what do you want the soldiers said i want to remove the flag i said how come we are in palestinian land it is not israeli land you are the ones who were occupying our land and kicked us out from our houses and you are coming to remove the flag from my roof the i.d.f. had this to say it is not and it will never be the idea of sponsoring to remove flags from people's homes the incident a few weeks ago was a local initiative the issue is being investigated so rich me a spokeswoman for the human rights organization. says it all smacks of double standards clearly the correct action on behalf of the security forces was to stop the settler actually you know send him to the police and charge him with
trespassing you know no one can imagine as if you know the opposite situation ending in less than arrest and presumably also the use of live ammunition against this palestinian shaggy's brother ad homs speaks from personal experience he has been on the receiving end of the settlers brutality many times and seen the army defend his attackers again and again for everyone a settler throws a stone at us nobody stops him but when a palestinian does the same thing thirty soldiers come to arrest him but it's not over for shaddy and his brothers a few days after the incident israeli soldiers came to wrist shot his neighbor and refused to release him and this shot he took down his flag showed he agreed for his neighbor's sake but the fight continues and shadi continues to fly the flag of freedom by any means possible. r.t. hebron. well israel's acts prime minister ehud olmert will go to jail for six years he was found guilty of corruption and congratulations it's
a nice move by the government to lock up such a high profile figure most media is all over it but i would rather focus on this report a newsweek reporter citing government sources say that israel crossed red lines while spying on the u.s. it went far beyond america's other allies such as germany and the u.k. and the goal was grabbing america's high tech secrets friends don't spy on friends well edward snowden taught us that's not true i've gotten used to the idea that washington spies on everyone but that someone crossed red line spying out of washington this someone of course america's israel that is a scandal we hope to join israeli journalist gideon levy as soon as we can get him on the line in tel aviv but for now i want you to take a look at this unfathomable number more than seven hundred billion dollars this is a live count that we're going to show you of how much money not quite that count we
have that we don't have that it is seven. hundred billion dollars look at that number that has been spent on the war on terror in afghanistan thirteen years and that amount of cash are tax cash my fellow americans and how is it paid off so far thousands of civilians and nato soldiers have been killed and it's far troops are withdrawing afghan security forces are taking over and things are not going very well according to the latest research the numbers of dead are roughly on par with each other so neither the government nor insurgents can really claim victory taliban troops are going all out in this war using a wide range of tactics against the army from interrupting vital transport routes to economic sabotage more than one hundred thousand people have had to abandon their homes and flee to safety or just listen captain of has more now on the horrific civilian cost of this war.
the face of war in afghanistan today seven months old and fighting for his life injured by shrapnel when a mortar hit his house in god's name province. in a nearby bed a toddler struggles to breathe with the help of a machine caught in the crossfire and shot in the neck by a stray bullet from my point of view the war getting. the number of injured people are increasing time by time across afghanistan civilian casualties are on the rise and often it's women and children who are most affected mama doing here could have died from his shop well ones if he wasn't brought to this hospital and he's one of the lucky ones it's quite difficult because you don't know many people died trying to reach or what are some of those and money well money overseas operations at this nonprofit trauma facility run by the italian charity emergency as you can see here
in the border because a few injuries particularly old water litter so that border to border to border to border to border to border these afghanistan to does offer to the war is over but for people the truth of war casualties were up at this hospital by thirty six percent in just the first two months of this year and a staggering eighty five percent increase since two thousand and ten most are civilians but here free treatment for all victims of war regardless which side no questions asked three new clinics are being set up to cope with the demand as american troops prepare to withdraw the taliban is making a comeback of the overall level of violence has been increased dramatically in the last year and the conflict has been spared out but arctic air your love of god no we don't do so tar doesn't know who attacked him but he knows it's a miracle that he survived this shy young man who was working at a fuel pump in kandahar when unidentified gunmen shot him twelve times at close
range i thought they needed something so i approached them but they opened fire it was in the middle of the night and they had their faces covered. herman gage to be married so i'm just thankful i live side nor was born the same year the u.s. invaded afghanistan toppling the taliban regime but in his village in the eastern province the insurgency is as strong as ever he was shot in the abdomen by a stray bullet while playing with friends there's always fighting sometimes it's planes with bombs all tanks the soldiers are coming and fighting with the taliban. i got used to it. and that's what scares emanuel the most inside and outside of people who start to get use to violence we have many children i mean you know what i ask because you and i become go to forgot to start a story it's becoming not long for our two years old to get blasted wise being what
tough going to children are doing is the same of all the children all over the world they are just being so i'd like you to be born in the wrong place it's taking a toll on the doctors too this is trauma not only for this child for all of us i have a child it's difficult to keep the child if you want or you don't want as. one house year old boy should stay at home with his mother to play with toys his not for show put a bullet or something i ask him if he sees things improving in the future. i don't know i mean it's difficult it's difficult to see. lucy catherine of r t kabul. i.
know most of the world's media is focusing on a son for ehud olmert for corruption i want to focus on this report accusations that israel is spying on its very good friend the united states israeli journalist gideon levy joins me in the now to discuss this israel is annoying these allegations how likely are reports of israeli spying on washington though they're both quite big here in israel especially. the verdict of today but most of these days are quite doubtful about the. we know that the u.s. certainly spies on its friends probably on israel as well is there something wrong with that i mean security first right. yeah the sink is that those segregation and since they were published in the american
use really sounded a little ridiculous because there was a description of the office by. air conditioned time is at the hotel room of the american vice president while being in jerusalem and i think a long time ago this is not do way for a spirit. for spies to high condition. so therefore it sounded there is a ridiculous but book that is important is that someone in the united states is trying systematically in the last months to poison the atmosphere between israel and the united states and israel should be very careful to listen to those voices in the defense. establishment of the united states so you obviously think that the newsweek report was exaggerated have we seen any reactions from israel to this
israeli tried to do you know try to ignore nobody orvis didn't take any kind of responsibility i think mainly israel was very very embarrassed fisheries was very very embarrassed what could be the benefit for anyone who was trying to spoil the relationship ties between israel and washington. can be many reasons no secret that the united states is. experiencing now a major failure in the middle east mainly because of the one you only see mainly because of the refusal of is to me seriously negotiate. turn a thief to do patient him and. as long as the political sphere is quiet paralyzed to express its views in us it's mainly because of the
power of the christian and the jewish lobby respect maybe. establishment freedom or free to express their discontent from the israeli policy that's journalist gideon levy with us on the line live from tel aviv thank you for that well this might be a hair raising trend for iran's traditional community but these women are deciding to let their hair down no matter what a facebook page where women upload photos of themselves without him jobs or head scarves have become increasingly popular more than one hundred fifty thousand likes in just around a week no scarf selfie is certainly becoming a trend in the arab world. well that doesn't for me tonight stay in touch with those on line find us on facebook and you tube and don't hesitate to send us stories and you want to see in the now see you soon.
dante williams at a partner went to a waffle house to rob it he apparently didn't expect anyone there to have a concealed weapons permit but justin harrison did he waited for just the right moment drew his weapon and killed williams but woods is grieving family are now calling to change south carolina's concealed carry laws are upset that harrison was not charged obviously right or wrong good or bad the family of williams has the right to feel sorrow for their loss but if it wasn't their loved one who was the robber i think they might feel very different this are bribery situation is the exact reason why concealed carry permits exist if you to be liberals about concealed carry they will always present some sort of fantasy situation where a gun wouldn't help you to prove that you don't need them what if a guy sticks up behind you then you're going to be totally worthless ban guns aren't a magic answer to every crime situation but often they come in handy and they sure
did for justin harrison when he was looking down the barrel of a criminal's gun so what kind of america do you want to live in one where you're helpless and have to beg for your life on the floor of a restaurant or in america where if you rob a waffle house you're going to pay for it i think the choice is pretty obvious fascist my opinion. is trying to scare. people but if. you like. to see everything. i know only oh well. you know life is like that. let's say. it.
sometimes feels like. this and it's still it's not just stupid he'd still be shocked if he sees the stage in the t.v. . but the people on the set. what is up folks i'm having martin and this is breaking the set so i woke up this morning to horrific news that u.s. drone that killed yet another six human beings and yemen oh i'm sorry did i say human beings i meant al qaeda militants all apparently worthy of execution without trial and even though the obama administration touts the waning down of its drone
war this latest strike comes on the heels of one of the deadliest attacks of drone strikes since the initiation of the program yes easter weekend some multiple strikes in yemen that left over fifty five people dead according to a.p. this ongoing massacre sponsored by our tax dollars that americans remain largely in phase by killer robots that terrorize people in the middle east on a weekly basis or perhaps the apathy over this issue would and if americans came face to face with similar unmanned machines here at home that also have deadly potential which is exactly what happened when a fifty person jet near the collided with a drone over tallahassee florida last week yes jim williams of the federal aviation administration was forced to address this near deadly disaster in a highlight of the danger posed by drones in u.s. skies. saying quote the risk for a small unmanned aircraft system to be ingested into the passenger airline engine is very real and considering that according to the electronic frontier foundation there will be thirty thousand commercial drones in u.s.
skies by two thousand and twenty and that dangers poised to multiply so whether we're talking about predator drones executing civilians in the middle east or unmanned aircraft and managing american skylines drones are becoming increasingly dangerous for all of us on the ground and in the sky so if you think that the drone industrial complex is getting out of control and join me you come to the right place let's break the set. please. leave the state and leave very hard to take kindly to. that act with that earthquake there are no. please. please please please. please.
at least. at least. so finally good news to report guys are not being sarcastic here in a huge victory for the people the state of vermont just passed the nation's very first law requiring the labeling of genetically modified organisms or g m o's vermont governor peter shumlin signed the bill into law last thursday and said in a statement we believe we have a right to know what's in the food we buy this is a significant step in the fight for transparency of the food americans consume considering the legislation has failed time and time again as you can see on this map california and washington voters both attended the past ballot initiatives on the matter and were unsuccessful connecticut and maine on the other hand did pass legislation but it's contingent on multiple other states to pass the requirement for their own go to in effect and the states and blue are all ones considering
similar legislation according to a recent report by the council for agricultural science and technology but the biggest barrier to getting these bills passed has been the stranglehold of the political process for months and so another giant ag corporations that either invested millions of dollars to muddy the debate or are right threaten to sue states considering labeling legislation another form. has taken the leap the state is expecting the wrath of months santo on its doorstep a month state attorney general bill sorrell told vermont public radio that he would be very surprised if the state isn't sued which is why the bill also set up a one point five million dollar legal defense fund to prepare for retaliation from monsanto of course the defenders of the industry are still propagating the myth that consumers will ultimately lose by causing food prices to rise but that argument doesn't hold much water considering all that would need to be done as a one time repackaging fee for the industry to manufacture their products and despite this enormous wind on the east coast america as
a whole is behind the curve on the issue almost every other industrialized country in the world take a precautionary measures and have already required mandatory labeling or outright ban g m o's from the respective countries here in the us however monsanto alone controls eighty percent of the corn ninety three percent of soy both these g.m.o. components make up the base of almost every processed food item in this country and one pool of americans overwhelmingly want labeling just last year a new york times study found that ninety three percent of people in the u.s. support it. look whether or not you agree with harms associated with g.m.o. as i think all of us can agree with the fact that every consumer deserves the right to know what they're eating so let's build the momentum start to take back ownership of our rights our lives and our bodies so big congrats to vermont for leading the charge and setting an example for the rest of the country.
guys last week a miracle took place in congress the house intelligence and judiciary committees just passed the usa freedom act a bill known for its indorsement from top proponents of n.s.a. reform including i say whistleblower himself edward snowden that's right a bill with one hundred fifty bipartisan co-sponsors and no legislative. rivals has emerged in the house position to lead to true reform of the n.s.a. but of course like every reform bill passed in congress the so-called victory is really just a giant smokescreen and fact although snowden snowden excuse me initially endorsed the bill last week the house judiciary committee gutted much of its original language and replaced it with much weaker reforms in fact noted and as a apologists representative mike rogers voted for the bill himself which should be enough to tell you how much reform this bill is actually pushing sort of break down the co-option of the usa freedom act and what it means in this mantle the spine go to our to political commentator sam sax sam any bill that has the word of freedom
and freedom in it we should trust right we've learned from the patriot act i mean no seriously let's start with what the bill started off as what that or it's not going to actually endorsed to what it's become today but although the original usa freedom act it was introduced in the senate and it was a version introduced in the house came as a surprise to civil libertarians and privacy advocates who was unusually strong for what they expected congress was going to do especially people who think that the n.s.a. is impervious to reform at this point. it included ending the n.s.a.'s bulk collection of telephone records that included a prohibition on the back door salute search loophole this is what senator ron wyden warned the n.s.a. was doing how they were spying on americans by going into these databases that had inadvertently collected americans communications into that it also included a bunch of new reporting requirements to require the government transparency of these programs to reveal how many people are caught up in their sort of surveillance machine here and it garnered the support of edward snowden just a week and a half ago we accepted the right now our prize here in washington d.c.
via video link and said we need to support the usa freedom act so what happened is the judiciary committee says all right we're going to take action on the freedom freedom act we're going to pass out of committee but what happens on the committee is that they don't have enough votes to pass it as is so they completely reworked the bill they got it they replace it with new language they stripped out that prohibition on backdoor search lou. polls they take out a bunch of the reporting requirements and they add some vague language when it comes to undoing the telephone call records bulk collection program what should really have reporters concerned is that this new usa freedom act that was weakened by the judiciary committee was immediately passed then by the house intelligence committee mike rogers who you mentioned he dumped his own n.s.a. bill which many thought was a goody bag for the innocent and threw his support now behind this usa freedom act so in less than two weeks you have mike rogers supporting a bill that edward snowden supported once it shows how that bill changed over the course of two weeks mazing at thanks for breaking that down and let's talk about
the bulk collection of data because that's really the crux of this issue here sam supporters of the new bill claim that it will limit the n.s.a.'s ability to collect and bulk data and then there's also opponents of the bill who are saying it actually might give the n.s.a. more power and the telecom industry more power to break that down so this bill does what the president the president obama asked for earlier this year and that's move the collection of these call records out of the hands of the n.s.a. and to the telecoms and then requiring the n.s.a. to read to obtain legal orders to access this database of call records americans call records and so the bill does do that there's some vagaries over how broad the n.s.a. can be when requesting these records and us to be specific selector on an entity of course all this stuff is going to be determined by the secret court we've seen how these secret courts have. their odd curious definitions of certain words that you and i take to be common sense meetings they've stretch them out to more where they
basically mean nothing and the other thing about bulk collection the n.s.a. says they have a strange definition of bulk collection they basically say that the call records program in which they were scooping up all americans call records and hold even this database is they said that that was bulk collection because they weren't using any selectors they were just vacuuming up these call records another program where the n.s.a. goes and takes up internet try. straight from the fiberoptic cables around the world using certain selector terms they might take in fifty six thousand americans communications and that's a number of the the pfizer court found that fifty six thousand americans had their e-mails collected annually inadvertently by the n.s.a. the n.s.a. doesn't consider that bulk collection we might say fifty six thousand people are getting scooped up that sounds like bulk collection but since there is says they were using the village selector abroad selector they're not considering a butterfly course and that got illegal under this bill right i mean it's is this vague generalities like what it what it what exactly is bulk collection according to government according to n.s.a. apologist like mike rogers we kind of to stay away from that but it also doesn't
address the blanket spying on other countries vast populations around the world foreign leaders i mean all these things is this new bill just a giant ploy to co-opt the original movement against the n.s.a. and to basically every white it rewrite it excuse me with the american public none the wiser because we're all here same thing in a edward snowden in dorset i guess we should too from the get go from from the time these disclosures started happening and it looked everyone looked toward congress to see what they were going to do about it the n.s.a.'s biggest offenders senator dianne feinstein the chair of the senate intelligence committee and chairman mike rogers the chair of the house intelligence committee have been trying to hijack the reform effort and move legislation that will actually codified a lot of the indices worst abuses and dianne feinstein did exactly that in a bill that passed out of her committee last year so i would be extremely concerned if i was going to say reform or that here is a bill that i thought was a strong reform effort in the us that's now being supported by mike rogers who's put his motives on the table along with dianne feinstein from the get go of all
this of course and really what it is to me is that just like every other thing that's on the table health care exciter where there's a giant compromise and of course maybe some could argue it's better than the status quo but where do we go from here it seems like we're giving up a lot to let this go through i don't have time to play this clip but it's been all over the news of course and these conspiracy theories about him. about snowden being a russian agent a russian spy is continue to propagate why are they. well it helps the government's case i mean the guy who's trying to make a case that edward snowden deserves to be in jail for the rest of his life right now and at the same time we're seeing members of congress say that what he did was the right thing and we've seen the laws introduced to do that we've seen president obama proposed reforms to say we've seen judges say this programs and constitutional we're seeing edward snowden were when rewards basically every week so the government's losing about battle so that they can say that he's a russian spy of some sort or a chinese spy and of course all these claims are citing anonymous government officials nobody is presenting any evidence whatsoever to back these claims up and
everyone should take them pretty as a grain of salt to use a cliche because this this is the same these are the same people who said that this sort of spying wasn't going on to begin with in the first place is the same people ridicule conspiracy theories at their land base in the net but the snowden up hash tag saying that snowden you know spy it's unbelievable things are breaking down all of that santa sachs appreciate it you guys coming up to talk about a cover up at the v.a. that's killing american veterans stick around. personal data trusted that cloud service. that ensures protecting your privacy. could be a race to randomly get stolen. or become a target of the n.s.a.
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a real discussion critical issues facing them not to find ready to join the movement then welcome the third party. this weekend we learned that not only is london home to more billionaires than any other city on earth but also that there is so much cocaine usage year that the public water supply is tainted with the drug the two stories are no doubt related and not very surprising considering that london is after all only two all sorts of money laundering but today we're going to talk about some more surprising information from the good old usa usa usa. besides god bless america perhaps no tired trope is use more by politicians and the
phrase support our troops is empty platitudes generates automatic applause and crosses all political boundaries after all who couldn't get behind caring for our soldiers and veterans except no matter how many bumper stickers and car magnets are printed up with these three words the reality is that this. country's not even close to living up to the mantra and nowhere is that more apparent than at the veteran administration hospitals despite an annual budget of one hundred fifty billion dollars v.a. hospitals are becoming torrijos for dilapidated facilities corrupt compensation and most significantly absurdly long benefits and medical claim backlogs although the v.a. has reduced its benefits backlog from nearly nine hundred thousand claims in two thousand and twelve to around five hundred eighty five thousand today a report by the afghanistan veterans of america from earlier this year found these backlogs have become a bureaucratic nightmare and have stagnated once again last veteran's day vietnam war veteran and peace activist mike murphy who came to the show to discuss why
medical backlogs are so dangerous for the hundreds of thousands of veterans dependent on government medical care. even those today they're having trouble getting good to the health care system whether it's the military health care system or the v.a. system i mean we've heard stories of veterans having to wait six eight ten months to be able to make an appointment with a metal health professional and if you're feeling suicide or homicide or very depressed i mean you tell you right away you can't wait to months to see someone and there are sort of the things that the v.a. needs to deal with i think they are slowly improving but they still have a quite a ways to go. indeed the v.a. does have a long way to go but the past few weeks new revelations emerging from a congressional investigation into the v.a. demonstrates that the agency is moving in a wrong and potentially illegal direction according to multiple whistleblowers at least forty veterans have died while waiting to be seen by phoenix v.a. doctors last month dr sam foote a twenty four year old employee of the phoenix v.a.
told c.n.n. these patients were not only waiting up to twenty one months to be seen by medical staff but that the agency did everything in its power to cover up these deadly long wait times as internal e-mails obtained by c.n.n. back up its claims. it shows that the phoenix v.a. actually created a secret waiting list which was hidden from the national v.a. here in d.c. they were to make it appear that the phoenix branch was reducing backlogs and improving wait times officials sent out a sham list hiding the names of up to sixteen hundred veterans that have not yet been treated according to foot officials told their staff not to save a public digital copy of a point in requests so that the records were completely hidden from washington and this deadly wait list cover up does not appear to be only confined to phoenix since investigation began both the texas and colorado v.a. systems have come under fire for conducting the same illegal behavior. essentially what this means is that we have no idea what the real backlogs numbers are or how
many veterans have died due to the agency's criminal negligence so perhaps it's time to update the old slogan to support our troops when it's time to sell war and once they're written with physical and mental disability completely forget about them but hey i might be a little too long for a bumper sticker. brother already is one of those poetic and thought provoking artists and hip hop today here's a clip from a song that stirred up quite a bit of controversy called morning america. so. let's start. with.
your what. as a politically charged rapper nearly all of all these music carries a similar punch all the dreamy last month but i loved what he had to say so much that i decided to play it again for you i started by asking him what he's mourning in the song. warning lovelessness morning disconnection that people have collectively and individually with our own humanity the fact that we have been taught and trained over the centuries that we've had this american project an experiment with democracy and all forms of domination the way that we've been encouraged and trained to disconnect with our humanity and lower the stock on humanity and instead honor and respect you know things like membership in a racial group or having a certain amount of money or having
a certain status and so you know our value in humanity is very very low and we're disconnected from ourselves and from each other i couldn't agree more i want to read our audience some of my favorite lyrics from an especially great song of yours called uncle sam god damn it says king of where the wild things are daddy's proud of the roman empire done passed it down imported and tortured a work force and never heal the wounds or shut the curse off now the grown up goliath nation holding up auditions for the part of david all the what traits of the roman empire do you see the u.s. adopting and is there even a room for a david to win in this nation. well in terms of what i see of you know all forms of domination you know the normalising of certain cultural norms and. you know normalizing greed making virtue out of its is like greed and like nationalism and mike you know exceptionalism being exclusive
it's you know. in terms of david i think that david still always has a chance but it's really a matter of faith. some would put would choose to use the term hope and i think. they're connected i think that anytime that we're in a situation i personally am a person of you know spiritual or religious faith but all of us who get up and do the fight the good fight every day do so with the idea that if we're willing to sacrifice that there is some force of justice out there universal justice that does care about us and that does have power whether we see that as being the divine the creator or just the collective power of human beings working in tandem whose hearts are aligned with one another you know i think that it does require something more than just the material reality but i think david always has a chance to win and when good things have been done it's never been the majority of people that have done it it's always been a small but really dedicated and really you know disciplined loving group of people that have changed the world this song caused
a lot of backlash were you surprised at how it was received i was because i was also an independent artist i came up without a big record label i'm on a label called rhymesayers entertainment which is one of the first you know in the rap labels to carve out our own main. you know thanks to people like atmosphere. groups like atmosphere and so that was simultaneously my breakout moment where i've been doing all this underground work and suddenly i'm invited to be on conan o'brien and i'm on billboard and i'm in rolling stone and all these all these different accolades but at the same time the song that brought me out was. and so it was interesting dichotomy of people opening the door but also closing it so i was contacted first by the department of homeland security and had to give them all my information they actually held some money for me that i needed to pay the people that were traveling and working with me so i gave them all of this information and basically gave them verbal confirmation that they'd been tracking me and so it's
difficult for me to travel to the middle east after apply for visas well in advance . you know i've been approached by individuals who are. pretty sure are agents of some kind or just fact gathering kind of people check in with me from time to time also that year i was scheduled to do a big tour that was sponsored by arise and wireless and they actually removed me from that tour right around the time that don't close them got them video hit a million views and it was one of the first independent red videos on you tube to do that. so it was interesting thing of doors opening as they were opening other doors were closing but you know this is been the history of political music. of course send a message that so many are dying to hear it they don't get it mainstream and of course being shut out by the corporatization of the industry talk about your faith i mean most of ten year olds are concerned with stealing their parents' liquor and taking joy rides you on the other hand converted to islam when you were fifteen
what was going on at that time in your life that drove you to brace religion. was a it was a number of different things all converging at the same time and sort of the way that i understand spirituality and really all of our spirituality is one and this is what i learned from islam is that everybody with a deep desire to align themselves with the loving just you know and all of us essentially are in a state of islam or submitting our will returning to our original nature to be loving and to be connected to be merciful and to stand up for what's right so the way that i understood my spirituality aligned with islam really well but then also i was in the inner city in a violent you know inner city situation and people in the black community have always had a great deal of respect for islam as many as thirty percent of the africans who were enslaved and brought to this country were coming from north and west africa there was great traditions of mali and it's about to end you know ghana and so the
islam has always had a deep resonance in the african-american community which are the people who were. to me and taught me how to live in interpreted the world for me and so you know in hip hop i've always had that kind of blended reality for me and always have encouraged me to to be my best and my most connected to the community and you know this is love and mercy and in two thousand and eight you made the pilgrimage to mecca took a lot of time off and came back with it with an amazing album how did that experience help influence your work as a debate in the muslim world about music and how it should be used and you know the ways the effects that it can have the influence it could have and i think everybody really realizes that it's a very very powerful thing that can be a powerful force for good but it can also be a powerful force for disconnection and for lovelessness and so i went to mecca and
part of what i was was looking for was to settle this in my own heart and so my prayer was that if if i'm doing harm with this music to myself or to others or to my community then let me know that this is my prayer for the divine you said that morning america was put out as a call to action and why is right now the time for people to come agents of change well i think that those of us who have had privilege for a long time whether it's race class or economic you know those of us that have had this privilege for so long are starting to realize that the game is rigged in the world isn't fair our privilege is losing us we're being introduced to the world as it is for those without these privileges and so now it's time for us to join in the movement not to try to lead our own but to join the world to join the global community to get us all free and it absolutely is brother ali amazing to have you on thank you so much. that's our show you guys on back tomorrow to break the set all over again no mess that. looks.
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it's eleven pm here in moscow this ukraine might find itself cut off from russian gas in less than a month if kiev fails to pay its bills in advance and keep its death under control . in eastern ukraine turns deadly is antigovernment activists try to stop the units advancing the fresh violence comes just a day after two ukrainian regions declared sovereignty. international forces are getting ready to withdraw from afghanistan but across the country at hospitals like this one civilian casualties are on the rise and the war is far from over stay with us as we bring you tells of just their hope and survival. and palestinians in the occupied west bank struggle to assert their rights and fly their flag to me growing pressure from israeli security forces.
very good even chief who just joined us money in this is r.t. international first mentioned from now on ukraine has to prepay for russian gas moscow fears careful otherwise continue to consume the fuel for free despite having enough cash now from the international monetary fund to pay the bills peter all of the ports. what this means is ukraine will only receive the gas that it's already paid for in advance that means that it's well if you create it and stump up with the money then in the future in the very near future the gas isn't going to start arriving ukraine already has a three point five billion dollar debt with russia when it comes to their gas. when it comes to providing gas to the country and the prime minister dmitry
medvedev has said well the pay up i don't get it but. i think it's time to stop mollycoddling them notify them and switch to the prepayment business schema soon as possible pay one euro we ship them one euro's worth of gas they pay a billion we ship a billion well what does this mean here in europe the prospect this russian gas could be cut off to ukraine is well potentially very scary indeed here in germany alone a third of all of our energy comes from russian gas now the i.m.f. of given ukraine a billion out of three billion dollars and what russia is saying is well they should use that to pay off at least some of the gas bill it's just like me or you where the u.s. if you don't pay your bills you're going to have your lights put out you're going to have the gas could off so they're saying the should use that type of money to be able to pay some of their bills now mr yatsenyuk the prime minister of the current
ukrainian government is in europe talking to their leaders and we're going to be watching to see whether some precious put on him to come to some kind of agreement with russia over the gas dispute that's going on at the moment now what we're hearing is that the former chancellor here in germany has said the e.u. policy is to blame for the current crisis that is continuing in ukraine and that's led to this dispute over. the gals our correspondent in berlin will further what peter was saying where ukraine's interim prime minister says kiev will put pressure on moscow over the price through an international court u.k. based year listener clark believes care doesn't stand any chance of success if it continues with such strong rhetoric we say to russian gas prong a pretrial notification. s.q. russia. plea to revise the deal which is to be based on
demarked of conditions. you fresher rejects these we will bring russia to court in stockholm well i guess i didn't think the earlier craig hutto let's call them what they are the one to the other illegal government i don't recall of a transfer of international or they have a leg to stand on because they've got to pay the gas bills you know i haven't paid my gas bill for several months and i have my gas being cut off i'm the one hand they're protecting provoking bush on a daily basis since february and other hand they seem to want to have cheaper gas from russia they got the money coming in from the i.m.f. and the e.u. let them pay their gas bills and pay the market price for gas and so i think there is a split now in the e.u. hierarchy between those people who want to carry on this ludicrous policy revoking russia over ukraine and those more realistic people who realize that is not in europe's best interest not the effects dress and now the time of compromise. or
while the argument of the gas goes on the ukrainian government is continuing its military operation in the east of ukraine fresh fighting took place near the city of kramatorsk violence erupted as a self-defense souter's third try to stop heavy weaponry moving towards the town with some russian journalists caught up in the crossfire tonight is really good because in the region for us. fighting around kind of tourist caste been happening all you can say throughout the day we know that in clashes with self-defense forces the ukrainian armed forces have lost at least six men at least that's the number that they have confirmed also there were at least three military helicopters being used in the clashes this time around and according to life news correspondents those bore the insignia of the united nations that is something obviously to be investigated upon but nevertheless the life news correspondents themselves have come under fire from the national guard and this is how they have described the ordeal to our team. down because of
a couple of the military vehicles were gone we tried to enter the village to see if there were casualties among the locals and if anyone needed help but when we got close we came across an a.p.c. with a ukrainian flag on it and people dressed in black we were in a car with a sign on it but they started shooting in our direction and we turned around and drove to safety in order not to provoke them or locals or in horror become not get home many took shelter in the basements of their homes there was indiscriminate shooting and many bullets hit windows so it was impossible to hide from them in the house itself. now according to the self-proclaimed officials what's happening here in the donetsk region which has proclaims dependence from ukraine literally just yesterday calling it the key officials are calling this an anti-terrorist operation and say they will continue to carry on with it so unfortunately we can probably expect more similar clashes in the next days to come. to ukrainian regions are
saying they decided to break out of kiev is all but declaring themselves sovereign states donetsk and lugansk held a referendum on their status following weeks of mass protests against the pope government in kiev. who say they will now try to seek u.n. recog. michoud war leaders of the anti government moved to donetsk were a little further asking the russian federation to take the region in. well russia's reaction to the results of the referendum in eastern ukraine has been quite cautious so far all stressing that the outcome reflects the people's will for ministry statements also indicate moscow still sees a chance for dialogue between kiev and the rest of regions the commons also described the poles as a signal of a profound crisis of ukrainian stated that kerry should pay attention to the foreign ministry pointed at the ukrainian government reluctance to talk to the region something that moscow sees as a major obstacle to any deescalation we are legal and political experts who explain
whether that means russia's toning down its stance or ukraine moscow is following what has been its consistent policy right from the start which is that it has been pressing for negotiations between here and the actual true democratic representatives of the eastern regions in order to achieve constitutional change are getting moscow's position has changed in the west or in kiev you are misreading the situation as an international dispute between the ukraine and russia when it is actually a domestic dispute russia is not interested in territorial expansion or how the referendum asking to become a part of russia solves or say did the same and russia did not make these territories its parts or right now what russia wants is some kind of a dialogue between gear and don't you know it's here for the guns russia is not interested in territorial expansion but the russians will have to save these people
if they continue to be killed. new findings of emerge regarding the february massacure in central kiev where dozens of people were killed by sniper fire the investigator commission of the ukrainian parliament concluded that the bird could special forces unit did not shoot at the protesters the findings based on the examination of bullets and shells contradict the earlier statement of them of ukrainian interior ministry it said arsen avakov just a month ago insisted the cook was behind the killings citing the ministries own investigation twelve officers were detained on those accusations while the elite unit itself was disbanded friends from a president in turn repeatedly said it was the protest leaders themselves who were responsible for the killings keep abreast of all the ukraine related stories as well as more expert opinion and analysis on the issue of valuable twenty four seven on our website r.t. dot com. the taliban has launched
a terror campaign in afghanistan that's killed at least eighteen people monday according to the international crisis group the growing bloodshed as a result of the taliban's push to retaliate for over a decade of u.s. led war against them and it seems afghan troops are ready to take matters into their own hands either years of conflict claimed thousands of lives not only among the insurgents but among the military two plus militants mix fierce attacks on the ground with propaganda and even economic sabotage therefore making it hard to eradicate the group the taliban's activity of military operations have led to the deaths of around twenty thousand people since the beginning of the war next than artie's lucy caffein of has more on the price every day civilians pay for their ongoing conflict you may find some of the pictures coming up here too upsetting in this report. the face of war in afghanistan today seven months old and fighting for his life injured by shrapnel when a mortar hit his house in gaza a province. in a nearby bed
a toddler struggles to breathe with the help of a machine caught in the crossfire and shot in the neck by a stray bullet from my point of view the war getting off the number of injured people are increasing time by time across afghanistan civilian casualties are on the rise and often it's women and children who are most affected mama delish here could have died from his shop well wins if he wasn't brought to this hospital and he is one of the lucky ones it's quite difficult because you don't know many people died trying to reach or what are some of those and money well money overseas operations at this nonprofit trauma facility run by the italian charity emergency as you can see here in the border because a few injuries particularly over water lifted so that border to border to border to border to border to border that is afghanistan to puzzle for the war is over but
still people are treated more casualties were up at this hospital by thirty six percent in just the first two months of this year and a staggering eighty five percent increase since two thousand and ten most are civilians but here free treatment for all victims of war regardless which side no questions asked three new clinics are being set up to cope with the demand as american troops prepare to withdraw the talabani is making a comeback the overall level of violence has been increased dramatically in the last year and the conflict has been spared out what are you going over there now we don't do such a tard doesn't know who attacked him but he knows it's a miracle that he survived this shy young man who was working at a fuel pump in kandahar when unidentified gunmen shot him twelve times at close range i thought they needed something so i approached them but they opened fire first it was in the middle of the night and they had their faces covered. harmon
gage to be married so i'm just thankful while they are saved nora was born the same year the u.s. invaded afghanistan toppling the taliban regime but in his village in the eastern province the insurgency is as strong as ever he was shot in the abdomen by a stray bullet while playing with friends there's always fighting. sometimes it's planes with bombs or tanks. the soldiers are coming and fighting with the taliban and i got used to it and that's what scares emmanuel the most inside and outside. people used to go he was used to violence we have many children i mean you know what i was betrothed and i've become go to forgot or start a story it's becoming not long for our to your story. to get to blast from what afghan children are doing is the same of all the children all over the world they have just been so lucky to be born in the wrong place it's taking
a toll on the doctors to this is trauma not only for this child for all of us i have a child it's difficult to keep the child if you want or you don't want a perfect one and a half year old boy should stay at home with his mother to play with toys is not for show put a bullet or something i ask him if he sees things improving in the future. i don't know it's difficult it's difficult to say. lucy catherine of kabul. small snapshot of life what it's like for just a few of the people there was america's troops for about a sport of phyllis bennis she's from a washington based human rights think she believes the u.s. is leaving afghanistan devastated. the war went wrong there was never a chance that the u.s. or anyone else was going to be able to eradicate the taliban the taliban is in and
the danica movement from within afghanistan unfortunately that the legacy of all of these decades of war in afghanistan has left behind a legacy of warlords debating with each other about the fate of their country i think the taliban will continue to fight against other warlords including those that have been backed by the united states and its allies in nato there is a great danger of course that when the u.s. troops pull out that there will be an end or at least a significant cut in what the united states odes to the people of afghanistan which is a huge amount of reparations and compensation for the damage that we've done to their country. including a look at where the there's a glimmer of hope at least in resolving syria's deadly conflict. this weekend we learned that not only is london home to more billionaires than any
other city on earth but also that there is so much cocaine usage year that the public water supply is tainted with. the two stories are no doubt related and not very surprising considering that london is after all all sorts of money laundering but today we're going to talk about some more surprising information from the good old us. to have you with us here on t.v. today.
hello again like to behave me stepping down as the u.n. arab to syria his resignation takes effect at the end of may following two years of trying to bring peace to the rest of region let's talk about the consequences of this why he's done what might be ahead a place to civil war and to africa. as a kiwi joins us now hi there evening to you does this mean this resignation that he's failed in his mission in any shape or form judging by the way serious delays. i believe he has failed in his mission from the standpoint that he was supposed to be representing both the arab league as well as the united nations secretary
general the arab league if you look at the political character of it today it is extremely anti syria as it relates to the government of president bashar al assad they have taken measures to support the armed opposition and therefore it would be very difficult for the arab league even through its envoy to mediate a just peace in regard to the situation in syria now the united nations the elements on the security council some are wanted to proceed last year with a massive bombing campaign against syria but it was held in check as a result of the diplomatic efforts of russia china and others as well as the popular opposition to yet another war being waged by the united states and i'll be at an aerial bombardment by the people of the united states and indeed western europe which will be pressured to join in and such a massive bombing campaign against syria so in that regard they were not able to
force the resignation of president assad. assad forces are still moving against the rebels although there are still problems associated with the war inside the country personally why do you think he's resigned. i think he's resigned because he was never fully comfortable in the position it's been rumored for weeks that he intended to resign even prior to this year there were rumors that he said he could resign any day if you look at his public from here and posture it was not one that had a lot of power except for such a very difficult task and you have on the one hand the commitment of the syrian government and its allies in the region to maintain the current government in syria at the same time you have an extreme opposition that's armed that's political that's backed up by the united states and by nato and of course is
a very very difficult situation in terms of bringing about a negotiated settlement and it appears as if the gains that have been made by the syrian army want to ground will do more to bring peace inside the country and all of these the u.n. envoy is including our kofi are not proceeded by mr brahimi so what next presidential elections happening in june will that help to solve the problems the ongoing problems here or not do you think. i think the armed opposition in many ways has been defeated inside the country although we have seen other tactics which may be based upon their own desperation of. planting bombs and very sensitive areas targeting civilians are for example the bombing in aleppo several days ago so these types of actions undoubtedly will continue for a period of time we don't know for how long but in terms of the actual ground forces of the armed opposition groups they have been dealt serious blows by the
syrian army over the last several months so i think that if they are weakened enough they will be willing to withdraw their forces as they did in homes and at the same time perhaps the political wing will come to its senses and realize that it has to reach some type of political settlement with the government to be able we've got to leave it there thank you for your thoughts somewhere. as a q.b. from pan african news why appreciated now online you'll find more stories a course we're covering as usual at r.t.l. column including why moscow could suspend the p.s. site some russian territory and baron washington using russian made rocket engines the deputy pm explains border. also to a leap of freedom noble several large scale escapes of moroccan migrants into space through this three meta told border fence as no problem to
a new one to be installed a tool that raise a wad was being constructed on the border to try and stop it if ot think it'll be successful we'll be covering that more of it on why don't you don't come. the maltreatment of palestinians in israeli controlled territories is now one of the most acute problems being brought to light by locals they claim even flying a palestinian ministration flag is enough to draw the wrath of the israeli defense force fall asleep it's called the story for r.t. . another day in hebron where flag is more than just a symbol it's a reason for war the first of the things that. they see the notice that someone is climbing up his roof in order to remove a flag of a chair they had put up there but the settler actually got tangled up in. the protection of the barbed wire protection the child he had placed on his roof after twenty minutes the army came to the roof so i came back to the house and asked them
what do you want the soldiers said i want to remove the flag i said how come we are in palestinian land it is not israeli land you are the ones who were occupying our land and kicked us out from our houses and you are coming to remove the flag from my roof the i.d.f. had this to say it is not and it will never be the idea of sponsoring to remove flags from people's homes the incident a few weeks ago was a local initiative the issue is being investigated so rich may fairly a spokeswoman for the human rights organization. says it all smacks of double standards clearly the correct action on behalf of the security forces was to stop the settler and actually you know send him to the police and charge him with trespassing you know no one can imagine a sick you know the opposite situation ending in less than arrest and presumably also the use of live ammunition against this palestinian shot his brother ad homs
speaks from personal experience he has been on the receiving end of the settlers brutality many times and seen the army defend his attackers again and again. when a set of throws a stone or just nobody stops him but when a palestinian does the same thing thirty soldiers come to arrest him but it's not over for shaddy and his brothers a few days after the incident israeli soldiers came to wrist shot his neighbor and refused to release him unless he took down his flag should he agreed for his neighbors sake but the fight continues and shadi continues to fly the flag of freedom by any means possible policy r.t. hebron. well headlines this hour in eastern turkey at least four workers are reported dead off for explosion and fire at a coal mine earlier reports citing a local m.p. claimed twenty people had been killed so at least news got a bit better at least two hundred believed trapped still while dozens managed to escape local media says the plus there was calls for some kind of electrical short
circuit. away the car bombings has ripped through maybe she districts in iraq's capital baghdad thirty four people have been killed dozens more wounded their businesses and police checkpoints are among the targets of a unknown attack is. the surge of olives and seems to says may be how sons of a lost their lives since the beginning of the year. a u.s. surveillance plane is now waiting to search for over two hundred of those schoolgirls in nigeria abducted by boko haram islamists on the fourteenth of april it comes after militants who are against western education for women released a new video allegedly showing the kidnapped teenagers it's threaten to only release them after all boko haram prisoners of free standoff continues keep abreast of all our news about international twenty four seven dot com maybe i'll see again just over half an hour the next live update from moscow but after the break max and stacey here again what is a breakthrough or the world's bad bank is enjoying. that
they would have a partner went to a waffle house to rob it he apparently didn't expect anyone there to have a concealed weapons permit but just in harrison did he waited for just the right moment drew his weapon and killed williams but williams is grieving family are now calling to change south carolina's concealed carry laws are upset that harrison was not charged obviously right or wrong good or bad the family will. has the right to feel sorrow for the loss but if it wasn't their loved one who was the robber i think they might feel very differently this our bribery situation is the exact reason why concealed carry permits exist if you to be liberals about concealed carry they will always present some sort of fantasy situation where god wouldn't help you to prove that you don't need them what if like
a guy sticks up behind you then you're going to be totally worthless man yeah guns aren't a magic answer to every crime situation but often they come in handy and they sure did for justin harrison when he was looking down the barrel of a criminal's gun so what kind of america do you want to live in one where you're helpless and have to beg for your life on the floor of a restaurant or in america where if you rob a waffle house you're going to pay for it i think the choice is pretty obvious fascist my opinion. personal data are trusted a cloud service. that insures protecting your privacy. could be a race to randomly. become a target of the n.s.a.
. what if unclouded sky is right above. the. welcome to the kaiser report imax kaiser this past weekend we learned that not only is london home to more billionaires than any other city on earth but also that there is so much cocaine used to cheer that the public water supply is tainted with the drug the two stories are no doubt related and not very surprising considering that london is after all home to all sorts of money laundering but today we're going to talk about some more surprising information from the good old usa usa usa today. makes us usa today i guess one of their biggest newspapers in america and i
was surprised to go over to usa dot com and look at this. that's a bit coin logo but well yes big coin is going mainstream as we knew it when five years ago four years ago when we first started talking about it usa today is reporting on what the world knows that bitcoin cryptocurrency these alternative currencies are doing a serious serious push against the scoundrels of central banks and of course the button did actually link to an article called feds approved for campaign contributions the federal election commission unanimously approved its use as a political donation thursday after months of debate on the issue so however the commissioners impose several conditions among them no anonymous bitcoin contributions will be allowed in campaign treasurers must scrutinize the donations for a quote evidence of illegality oh yeah as a rear guard action they will attempt to contain bitcoin in
a box and some way but that's impossible the same way that they could never contain p.g.p. file swapping but totally transformed the music industry continues to grow pirated so-called pirated p.g.p. file swapping is booming and. the intellectual property business by the way is also reporting record profits the idea that some out file swapping on line was going to cut into hollywood revenues it was fate that was folks that was photo that was false and back to hollywood an effort. then why don't you know so the same thing with bitcoin big point improves the economy it liberates people like in china who are now seeing that despite the government attempt to clamp down a bit coy the price is going up that sends a signal well first of all i think the absurdity is in the end two fold first of all we have the citizens united case so truly an heiress for around the world can donate as much as they like from around the world not just americans anywhere can
donate to american political campaigns we don't know where their money comes. from second of all we have london nobody asked where all this money came from where all the cocaine in the in the river came from so you know the absurdity of focusing on just because saying that this is somehow extremely illegality happens there well i mean i understand why they do focus on because because it's a challenge to them it's it's a competitive threat and what happens within a trench all the gop list like the united states or britain they force all innovation and all attempts to undermine their entrenched galbally best what bitcoin is doing it's threatening them it's threatening the command and control communist party in china it's threatening all centralization with decent realisation and decentralization wins well i'm here tacky who's been a very early advocate of bitcoin and he tweeted this photo of the metrics of the
u.s. dollar versus any of the other all coins u.s. government has a one hundred percent monopoly on mining mining algorithm eight white guys block reward exponentially increasing ad infinitum double spending institutionalized by banks security proof of violence transaction confirmation time slower than snail mail. well america talk is one of the intellectual power houses behind the big coin movement forbes recently identified him as one of the big guys to most likely achieve billionaire status if he cared about billion i've seen i mean tacky throw a billion dollars into the times as it were the big coins and just not even think about of choice he's beyond money he's beyond even this world so his words i take seriously and he is obviously point to the fact that the money system of the dollar is compared to bit coy you know what's the word we can is crap well again usa
today viewers and readers one of the number one read newspapers. and hotels around the world just like the kaiser report is the number one watched television show around the world is only these people who travel are in hotels around the world airports around the world that are going to have the sort of information about bitcoin watching us reading usa today right well i have some of them but quite interesting because the news if you're interested. sidelights i have go ahead well i noticed remember a few months ago j.p. morgan was trying to do a patented version of a crypto currency and then their patents were thwarted by the patent office and they said no you can't have that well look at western union has in fact got a patent on a mimicking technology of bitcoin now i have maintained for years that the way that the interest all of us will attempt to stop bitcoin is by claiming patent protection the same way that hollywood claims copyright protection so that's that's going to be their offensive western union of course which is the stance to be the
huge loser because you can move money or overseas using big coin for a fraction and for almost virtually no money no cost to whatsoever so western union would be distant to mediate it out of existence they've now taken the route as i see it as i perceive it going down the path of patent troll patent trolling to try to stop this revolution from happening they will fail of course we're actually going to go into something similar like that but first i want to talk about this other usa today had by the accidentally made it to the front pages insiders get rich on i.p.o.'s masses lose so they're going to hundred forty two i.p.o.'s in the past twelve months alone and investors who got the i.p.o. price are up still twelve point three percent but it's an entirely different story for the masses though who typically buy i.p.o.'s after they start trading investors who bought the same two hundred forty two i.p.o.'s of the price those deals closed out in their first day or trading are down three point one percent on average won't
the number of i.p.o.'s that the story would apply to would apply to. twelve thousand i.p.o.'s going back thirty years the work that this is the i.p.o. industry the initial public offering industry on wall street robert frank quattrone in the credit suisse case during the dot com crisis he was accused of laddering buying stock in the after market to force the price higher in poland suckers that has been with us cents time and the morial it's a classic wall street scam this is not news it only for a few days will be news then it will be forgotten and then will be another rate wave of i.p.o.'s and then people will say oh my god this is a scam and then it will be forgotten as this is a cycle that i have seen observe the wall street insider myself for thirty years well just go over one case because they do mention twitter as one of the biggest examples twitter's perhaps the most high profile example investors that got in that the i.p.o. price back in november at twenty six dollars are sitting on
a twenty three percent gain those that jumped in and paid the first a closing price of forty four ninety though are down nearly twenty nine percent but the spend. stablished fact for decades that you won does not stumble into the i.p.o. on day one that is simply not on it has not been for beckett and never is during a bull market during an overheated i.p.o. market and whatever whatever buys something like this in the after market on day one and this way it is just completely born yesterday that just popped out of the cabbage patch they probably are probably kids are probably nine and ten year old kids who hijacked their parents' brokerage accounts and they're buying twitter i.p.o. on day one i mean this is the next generation to get scalped by wall street of course we need a new generation every couple years to scalp well they go on the usa usa usa with the best with the best you can't beat us well here's another story related to this
that it's all a hoax it's all a fraud no matter how much you say you're the best in the world in fact. we know america is declining down the broadband penetration everything broadband speeds broadband everything is going downhill right well beyond that neutrality from fox dot com and they go over the fact of this case that everybody knows about recently comcast versus netflix well basically most areas in the us you only have one perhaps two alternatives to get your broadband and comcast is the number one provider well netflix had to do a deal where they actually had to pay up and give comcast some money extra money to make sure that their movies and television shows were actually playing without any slow speeds that they were being inflicted upon them but this story points out that in a competitive broadband market comcast gambit would not have worked here in europe with a lot of competitive networks each home that's a difficult strategy to follow said rudolph fanta berg
a telecom analyst at the o.e.c.d. based in paris you're punishing your customers and they can go to another operator relatively easy and what has happened is basically netflix has been given a private road so the author of this article is saying that forget the you know the fast lane these are new private roads being developed for the big guys rather subsidize private roads but the us government and the taxpayer free market capitalism and oleg obligation are mutually exclusive they're not the same thing come comcast is not a capitalist company they're not a free market company they're a pernicious overriding goal of gaap was start sucking the life blood out of the economy and destroying the internet in any way that possibly can and of teddy roosevelt were alive you would be breaking up these trusts the trust buster of teddy roosevelt going back to the early one nine hundred s. that's true obama should have been teddy roosevelt he thought it was franklin delano roosevelt needed to bail out the banks or do some nonsensical heinous act of corporate espionage on behalf of his banker buddies but in fact it should have been
teddy roosevelt and bust up these trust so that america could be competitive you see american competitiveness is plummeting down the global league infant mortality is rising in america america's becoming a cesspool of becoming a dope because of this monopolization by a few. try to generate. you know a large sum of the stick monopolists like home cast it was. just a digital world with monsanto to see agriculture it's an absolute i would draw it's just a stone around the neck of innovation yes it is and now they are also part of the surveillance state that has been able to spy on americans but tim wu who they interview here he's the one that came up with the net neutrality term while he's at columbia university but previously he worked in silicon valley prior to two thousand and two and he says he remembers that solving
a joint technical challenge that is making the internet work as well as possible was the predominant motivation of the engineers that's still true in most parts of the internet but some of the largest ios p.s. now seem to view declining network performance not as a technical problem to be solved so much as a source of leverage and business to go she ations and i'd like to look at that around the world not only in the business not only in the banking sector where we have a dilapidated system and you have to pay a lot to get a better service to move your money faster or for example we have that in the n.h.s. here where they just deplete that they let the system collapse just like they're letting the infrastructure of the broadband system collapse in america so that they can then go in to negotiate with netflix and say well you want to build a high speed line for you then you have to choke up the money right it's a subtle floor form of inflation to allow for this. to take place as you've just described it and unfortunately it has nothing to do with the free markets and
everything to do with kleptocracy so i think you've got to go thanks so much usa usa usa today all right stay tuned for the second half a whole lot more. good lumbered sure. was able to build the world's most sophisticated robot which fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything jim's mission is to teach the creation why it should care about humans and. this is why you should care only. because the try to. people are going to. want to thank you.
welcome back to the kaiser report i'm matt kaiser time now to go to daven and speak with mark o'beirne of goldcorp dot com who is out with a new report from bailouts to balance risks and ramifications mark welcome back to the kaiser report. ok so the era of bondholder bailouts is ending and that of the positive balance is coming tell us about your report yeah well basically we've looked at the risk of bail in something that has been sort of coming in very stealth manner coming very very stale manner of sort of on the radar most people aren't actually aware of us but it is very much on the radar now. it's coming from the very top from the bank of international settlements should the various central banks and the legislation that is there only last week actually the european union . and the diesel boom the finest minister who's the chairman of the euro group of
finance ministers they base you confirm that in the european union they're ready to go in twenty fifteen and. yet it is the database said were to go to fifteen but i suppose the concern is the legislation is there if something happens and you have a box on the bench of lehman brothers i bet i think it could be expedited and you could see them happen sooner rather than later that's just your opinion it's also the bank of england and they have legislation in conjunction actually that if the i see the federal deposit insurance corporation. and so the bailiffs are very much on the radar in the u.k. in the u.s. and indeed much of most western world most g. twenty nations have never signed up to not all but most of them so it's a real risk and so it's happened cyprus and at the time he said oh well cyprus is a one off because of all the money that's in cyprus and you know this won't happen under or else but meanwhile they're planning for exactly that scenario in most. our countries and people need to be aware of the need to repair just this past weekend
a camera as here in the u.k. was making some interesting comments can you talk about that a little bit. yeah i mean it was just yesterday actually assault on sky and use. in the budget it was quite again it was a sort of quietly put in there almost in the p.p.s. and about in the small print and they basically it imperils her by her man she's a revenue can actually go in and raid people's bank accounts on the basis that they may not have paid taxes but they don't have to prove it so that it isn't simply the word of the revenue versus the individual and they don't. they don't have any proof whatsoever you know so there are various people in the u.k. parliament opposition and he's begun asking questions about this and the people in the financial services industry in the u.k. including the had the charge of the body there are some questions about this and saying hang on a second you know this is it goes against basic principles of law and it's it's it
said quote it's well basically it creates a paradox it is quite good a dangerous thing for going to have only seen charities u.s. governments have these parasitic tend to use them i was interesting that cameron justified it in the context of he said if we don't do it we'll have to increase taxes so you know his basic trying to scare you by saying well let us have these parasites extraordinary extraordinary powers and if you don't let us have these terrorists we will increase your taxes you know most an implied threat and it was it's i guess another try to people so it's going to shows how risky the the divine rule banking system we have is and yet people just need to be aware that and not have too much of their savings in these banks right of course governments have a history of political prosecution using these types of techniques and we've seen that nikkei in around the world where if the government doesn't. like what somebody is saying whether it's julian assad or now they've got the the sanctions in the
blockade against russia iran they use the financial system of the banking system for political ends clearly the u.k. now has the ability to do that kind of tamp down any kind of dissent or any kind of challenge to their authority and the idea that the government could just come in and steal money confiscate money is a recurring theme that we've seen it as you point out in cyprus and elsewhere so your point is that laws around the world for the g. twenty nations have now been changed over the past year or two so that these governments can for either political reasons or because they're bankrupt or because they're corrupt or because they're kleptocrats can start stealing money out of people's accounts directly and we saw that them in america of course with jamie diamond and j.p. morgan in the m.f. global case where john horizontal out customers have their money stolen from jamie diamond and then they work through it over
a couple of years so this is giving the bankers more power they've proven themselves to be lawbreaking larcenous stick a lot of more killing themselves down out of shame around the world bankers committing suicide because their show so shamed of their industry so what the government is doing is giving them more power to be even more psychotic in their behavior i wouldn't dissipate the banker suicide rate would skyrocket so there is a silver lining to this now let's talk about and we talked about the cyprus balance who actually had their deposits confiscated in cyprus and explain exactly what happens in a bail and mark. well yeah basically it was people with deposits over a hundred thousands. people think oh well that was just for the rich people i was actually justified in that basis because i said all of this is just initially they said it was just the you know russian hot russian money and then there's the realisation well i'm a second generation is only
a tiny minority of the poles that were confiscated so suppose it's over a hundred thousand people and again people say well that's rich people it's not you know that's your average small medium enterprise could have one hundred thousand two hundred thousand sooners housing on the puzzle and that's what they used to pay their salaries are employees and this is what we feel is a key thing that people aren't understanding the ramifications of this it's not just being justified almost as you know it's almost like it's a socialist measure whereby we are redistributing wealth from the very wealthy from the one percent to the middle class are suffering from austerity nothing could be further from the truth they're actually penalizing and i'm going on third that the savings of the middle classes and again protect and interest of the one percent and their basic protecting the interests of large banks at the expense of smaller banks and smaller financial institutions and again i'll of the needs and the around for creation of bail is that there are controls so even in cyprus today they still have not completely relaxed couple controls so with bailey was compatible controls and
again a species that needs to have your money as the banking system to own gold and silver physical coins and bars. and own them in the safest way possible either in your possession or in false inch say for sure sections around the world well let's get a little historical context there south two thousand and eight the banking system collapsed because of massive fraud being committed by the big four banks are in the u.k. and the big banks on wall street the federal reserve bank in response what the blessing of an extraordinarily corrupt obama administration gave they're black. saying quantitative easing and interest rates to be jacked or to be forced down to near zero percent as a way to stimulate the economy as a way to get things going again well here we are six years later and you have a massive asset bubble but the underlying economic numbers are still atrocious but
they can't lower rates anymore so they have two options a they go to negative interest rates where they charge people two. for storing their money at bank or b. they just still have their accounts through the bail in process that you're describing so is just a way to soften people up to the idea of accepting negative interest rates in other words the governments in europe and the u.k. in america will say either you let us charge you negative interest rates that is to say you've got to pay us to keep your money in the bank two or three percent a year or we're just going to take it out right and we have a legal basis to do so and if you don't let us do that you're a terrorist i mean is that kind of what they're setting everyone up for a mark. of some interest and i go i'm told about that i mean it is a way to go just as well i doubt. it looks increasingly on the cards i mean in effect people have negative real interest rates as we have right in terms of right now you know when you take into account the real rate inflation and you know the official measures in place can seem very very come from us and many of us who look
at them you know and then if you look at the actual deposit rate you're getting from the bank it is below the real reflection that a top of that you have actual taxes on your deposits as well so the notion. of mean it's just absolutely incredible and it's bizarre because you know they claim that they're putting these measures in place because they're trying to protect the banks protect the our avoid what we call the do loop which is the. connection between the sovereign and the banks well but do what they do and actually making the banks more vulnerable the more likely to take cold by crumbs. which would make us as a cynical person. woman there are well what is the real agenda here and is the real agenda actually to strengthen the i suppose the do very very large wall street banks at the expense of over banks internationally and they could be the beneficiaries because they will to mclean may see flows of capital into into their
hands that are proposed reserves so yeah i mean the negative interest rates and i was just it's just incredible because i mean if you go down that road and people will take their money out of the put the money into big corn to put the money to go in silver well put the money it's real assets and rightfully so you know so yeah but it does mark the wire worse mark what we're saying is that if somebody calls her back and says i need to move my money out because they are charging me a negative interest rate they're going to say to hell with you know we're going to peel air terrorist forces for supporting big client they've already used the language to equate bitcoin with terrorism so we're going to just take money out of your account so first of all any money in a bank any of the big four banks in the u.k. or in the u.s. or in europe that's all it can only keep money in those banks that you're willing to lose that's lesson number one lesson number two if you want to maintain your wealth going forward by wealth i mean economic sovereignty against the pernicious plutocratic kleptocrat crat nightmare it's got to be held outside of a bank in
a vault in gold in solver aren't bitcoin or another like lot of crypto currency now mark we've got about a minute left different countries of course are approaching this bail in scenario differently can it give us a little idea of what's country is and how far along they are and which is the worst and which is becoming the worst we've got about a minute left go ahead. and say the worst i mean in terms of the scenario was the same scenario everywhere in terms of being more advanced it would legislation in the us and european union seem to be more advanced but it is in the us of the bank of england i mean if the us. legislation and they are us was the driving force is a step from the bank for international settlements so it's coming down and then instead of the by having them on the e.c.b. i don't need the federal reserve so what is it is very much because of the by financial settlements it's more of the west and central banks the chinese the
russians. are yet i have been slow to sort of go to their noncommittal there is no elderly jump in their first second you know because you just mentioned that chinese the russians their radiance oh wait a minute that's the shanghai cooperation organization oh wait a minute that's where nato the usa and you are will go in the war with them in ukraine gee i wonder if there's any connection that those are the only independent central banks in the world and the u.s. is bombing them and you know victoria nuland is claiming that they're you know terrorist gee i wonder if there's a connection mark i wonder anyway that's all the time we have mark thanks again for being on the kaiser report surprise remarks lots of you know and that's going to do it for this edition of the kaiser report with me max kaiser and stacy herbert i'd like to thank our guest mark o'byrne of goldcorp dot com if you'd like to get in touch tweet us a kaiser report the next time by a. crucial
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tuesday may thirteenth four pm in washington d.c. i'm in the area david and you're watching our team america. well it's been almost a year now since journalist glenn greenwald wrote the first story revealing leaked documents from edward stone and since then there have been countless revelations both large and small about an ever pervasive surveillance network today greenwald is giving his own account of how the former n.s.a. whistleblower was able to release thousands of classified documents on a powerful intelligence community all wall evading authorities it's all laid out in greenwald's new book called no place to hide and coinciding with the book's release greenwald has released a trove of new n.s.a. documents artie's sam sachs has more among the new n.s.a. documents revealed today by journalist glenn greenwald is this very telling slide it's from two thousand and eleven explicitly confirming that the n.s.a.
and its partners are in the game of collecting it all and it speaks to what snowden in the journalist he's worked with have been warning of all it out of control spy agency with unbelievable tools that pose a threat to privacy around the world at one point the n.s.a. was collecting more than seventy one million communications among in poland. another document seems to show how the n.s.a. has partnered with a number of american corporations to carry out its collected all mission including one mysterious corporate partner since one thousand nine hundred five that has quote access to international cables routers and switches and is aggressively involved in shaping internet traffic to run through n.s.a. monitors as a result the n.s.a.'s fairview program was able to collect more than six billion phone call records a month in this slide gives more information on the n.s.a.'s supply chain interdiction or the agency intercepts foreign bound computer servers and routers
implants bugs in them and then sends them back into transit allowing the n.s.a. to crack some of its hardest targets all this data collection is posing a challenge to the n.s.a. one that they are aware of in this document stating that collection is outpacing our ability to ingest process and store to the norms to which we have become accustomed but the n.s.a. isn't holding all this data for itself in fact and sharing it with a number of other governments around the world creating what appears to be an information network of dozens of countries all cooperating with each other and all spying on each other citizens this document reveals the breath of the n.s.a. spying partners beyond the five eyes despite being partners france and israel are both running spy operations against the u.s. as well in fact a national intelligence estimate found that israel is the third most aggressive intelligence service against the u.s.
also the n.s.a.'s claims that it doesn't engage in economic espionage or further be lied by new slide showing the n.s.a.'s blarney program specifically goes after economic and diplomatic intelligence and this slide showing examples of prism reporting topics reveals the n.s.a. is interested in mexican energy issues japanese trade and venezuelan oil we know that the n.s.a. targeted brazilian president dilma rousseff this slide shows the spies bragging about it. meanwhile new documents shed more light on the embassies british spying counterpart g.c.a. h.q. and their disruption activities against hacktivist groups like anonymous here british spies are told the benefits of circumventing traditional law enforcement and using their tools to discover targets and then disrupting their communications through either denial of service attacks or as this slide shows bombarding their phones with text messages and calls and deleting their online presence now these
are just some of the new documents revealed by journalist glenn greenwald today the remaining can be found online as well as in his new book and there's more documents to come still an interview greenwald do with g.q. this week he said i like to think of it as a fireworks show you want to save your best for last there's a story that from the beginning i thought would be our biggest and i'm saving that this will be the finale a big missing piece snowden knows about it and is excited about it so yes a disclosure is will continue there's big stories yet to come stay tuned in washington d.c. sam sachs r.t. . and joining me now to discuss these revelations a little bit more a former f.b.i. agent and whistleblower colleen rally thanks for joining me thanks for having me so if then nearly a year since that first n.s.a. document was leaked it's hard to believe are you surprised that
a year later we're still seeing trolls of documents and secrets be released it still hasn't ended yet are you surprised. actually no i wrote an article called massive spying on americans is outrageous where many of us had these ideas based even on prior whistleblowers prior n.s.a. was so glorious what's different is the documents prove it and i'm very happy to learn that glenn greenwald now is releasing some of these additional documents from the n.s.a. and colleen do you think to a certain extent that american the american public is becoming desensitized to the information just because of the sheer volume that's coming out are the are you worried about that at all well i think that is happening naturally people just throw up their arms and they say what can we do about it the good news is that the house judiciary and intelligence committees just this week seem to have agreed on a compromise that at least would address the massive they call it the the telephony
metadata collection so there does seem to be progress even though i think people are really tired of it tonight by the way on our p.p.s. t.v. we're going to start seeing a documentary called the united states of secrets that actually features much of the n.s.a. disclosures and whistle blowing i read about that and i know it's going to be a two part series and i encourage a lot of people to tune in but ask me to sign sans report we now know that u.s. intelligence partners extend well beyond the five iowa lions and the slide show some of these foreign partners are france and israel but at the same time we now know that they are actually aggressively spying on us as well and it seems to turn the definition of partner on its head because if the u.s. knows it's being spied on why would it share information with them. well you know this is the grand whatever they call it chessboard strategy of how the how
a country a chance to control other countries and i just this week also there was a major exposé i believe it was in newsweek about israel spying on the united states of course israel officials deny it and then there are certain counterintelligence folks who say no of course it's been going on for years and it's very serious the spying that occurs you know no foreign country is a complete ally and so this kind of spying is there is of concern and i think the american people need to know we have a much better realistic appreciation of what's going on than the kind of the myths that we see and mainstream media and grilled also revealed in this latest round of leaks a slide that further confirms that the n.s.a. had been physically physically we're talking about intercepting shipments of computer hardware like routers switches switches and servers to incorporate
surveillance devices then flip them around and send them out with a factory seal to unsuspecting companies is that concerning to you. well of course it's terribly hypocritical in that the united states warned not to buy certain chinese equipment for this very same reason even though they had no proof that this was occurring i suppose when the officials claim that this is the type of damage to foreign foreign affairs and to foreign to the united states as foreign national security i think that these probably are the secrets that they most wanted to keep also in the last few days we have learned that the. clapper who is the head of homeland security and the office of director of national intelligence has put out in a very comprehensive restriction upon all of it all the employees in the in
the intelligence community not to even speak with reporters and not to even on classified information they don't want any contact between the media and even retired employees and so i think this does show the level of concern that the that the you know the united states' national security apparatus has right now we'll see i mean obviously maybe they'll breathe a sigh of relief when when glenn greenwald has completed releasing this in the p.b.s. shows are over and i think that the cope is that we can fix these things and how we call in sorry to break and i just want to ask you one last thing because you're a whistleblower yourself i saw you speak of the national press club here in d.c. about edward snowden say when it comes to his passport status what do you think about that what her thoughts on the u.s. pulling that document from him and what lies ahead as he comes up on his one year of asylum in moscow. a lot will probably be pinned on moscow as to whether they can
extend his temporary requests for asylum i would hope that they would do that of course lots of things are complicating that that issue i don't think that it would be safe for edward snowden to return back to the united states at this time you see this kind of animosity on the part of officials it may well have been truly change but i don't think it exists right now as far as his passport there could be a legal challenge to that because apparently there are lawyers now writing or reviews that this is not really legal for the united states simply to revoke someone's passport while they are in a travel status well it was should be on trysting to see what happens on this legally because i think there are there may be some ground there unfortunately i have to leave it there colleen rowley a former f.b.i. agent and whistleblower thanks for coming on thank you the new york police department has disbanded
a unit that once tracked the every day lives of muslims however the n.y.p.d. has taken a tough stance in a heated legal battle over its continuing use of muslim informants and terror threat investigations are teasing arena port ny is in new york with more. last month the new york city police department announced an end to its controversial muslim spying program for more than a decade america's largest police force was gathering intelligence about where muslims were working shopping socializing praying and studying and after years of gathering information on millions of innocent people and stigmatizing an entire community the n.y.p.d. according to reports never generated even one lead moving forward a spokesperson for the n.y.p.d. says quote in the future we will gather that information if necessary through direct contact between the police precincts and the representatives of the communities they serve now many civil rights activists are concerned that the n.y.p.d. will continue or may even double down on its initiative of recruiting muslim
citizens to serve as informants this of course would continue the pervasive surveillance against a community that's been targeted for its religious beliefs for so many years while the muslim community and civil rights advocates all applauded the fact that they might be terminating a segment of their intelligence unit which religiously profiles them out of the other corner of their mouth they they say but there is a different way that we're going to keep an eye on this community because we don't trust them at the end of the day leaders and law enforcement no matter where you go around the world will tell you the greatest resource that they have is a trusting relationship with the communities that they oversee the n.y.p.d. has undoubtedly damaged its relationship with these lama community over the past decade and trust maybe even further compromised if the police department excel or rates its effort were hurting muslim informants of learning from new york or in
a poor nial archie. and now on to eastern ukraine where six members of the ukrainian armed forces were killed on tuesday in an apparent attack the incident took place near the town of problem and another incident a separatist leader has been injured in a suspected assassination attempt this is all a missed continuing turmoil in the wake of a controversial referendum on independence that took place this past weekend artie's irene a go is in eastern ukraine with more fighting around commodores cars been happening throughout the day we know that in clashes with defense forces the ukrainian armed forces have lost at least six men at least that's the number that they have confirmed also there were at least three military helicopters being used in clashes time around and according to life news correspondents those bore the insignia of the united nations that is something obviously to be investigated upon but
nevertheless the life news correspondents themselves have come under fire from the national guard and this is how they have described their ordeal to our team when the military vehicles were gone we tried to enter the village to see if there were casualties among the locals and if anyone needed help when we got close we came across an a.p.c. with a ukrainian flag on it and people dressed in black we were in a car with a sign t.v. on it but they started shooting in our direction we turned around and drove to safety in order not to provoke the locals or in horror the kind of get home many took shelter in the basements of their homes it was indiscriminate shooting and many bullets hit windows so it was impossible to hide from them in the house itself . now according to the self-proclaimed gave officials what's happening here in the denotes region which has proclaims dependence from jew craned literally just
yesterday calling it the key officials are calling this in the hands of terrorist operation and say they will continue to carry on with it so unfortunately we can probably expect more similar clashes in the next days to come now as artie's iran to go and vice president joe biden's son is joining the board of a gas company operating in ukraine hunter biden an attorney will head legal unit of . the company announced today this comes as ukraine and the u.s. are looking for ways to decrease the country's reliance on russia for energy project that vice president biden has been very outspoken about currently ukraine is dependent on its neighboring country for it to gas supply but the central government of kiev has yet to settle its fuel bill on time for more than a year and is currently billions of dollars in debt now russia's state gas giant says it may have to halt shipments to ukraine unless the country pays in advance
towards june gas deliveries but kiev has so far refused in protest over moscow's decision to nearly double the price it charges artie's peter oliver has more. what this means is ukraine will only receive the gas that it's already paid for in advance that means that it's well if you create it and stump up with the money then in the future in the very near future the gas isn't going to start arriving ukraine already has a three point five billion dollar debt with russia when it comes to their gas. when it comes to providing gas to the country and the prime minister dmitry medvedev has said well the pay up i don't get it because. i think it's time to stop mollycoddling them notify them and switch to the prepayment business soon as possible they pay one euro we ship them on euro's worth of gas they pay a billion we ship
a billion well what does this mean here in europe the prospect this russian gas could be cut off to ukraine is well potentially very scary indeed here in germany alone a third of all of our energy comes from russian gas now the i.m.f. of given ukraine a bailout of three billion dollars and what russia is saying is well they should use that to pay off at least some of the gas bill it's just like me or you where the u.s. if you don't pay your bills you're going to have your lights put out you're going to have the gas could off so they're saying the should use that type of money to be able to pay some of their bills now mr yatsenyuk the prime minister of the current ukrainian government is in europe talking to their leaders and we're going to be watching to see whether some precious put on him to come to some kind of agreement with russia over the gas dispute that's going on at the moment now what we're hearing is they get the former chancellor here in germany has said the e.u.
policy is to blame for the current crisis that is continuing in ukraine and that's led to this dispute over gas. that was artie's peter oliver. well the environmental protection agency may soon require companies to disclose the chemicals used in fracking in two thousand and eleven hundreds of environmental groups pressed government agencies to make the fracking process more transparent asking for mandatory testing and reporting of which chemicals are use the e.p.a. says it hasn't made any decisions over issuing regulations however in a notice filed with the office of management and budget the e.p.a. announced that it wants to put out a call for feedback although it hasn't committed to specific rulemaking as of yet the e.p.a. says it is looking to see how disclosure rules could be reconciled with trade secrets or data which is confidential business information fracking involves
pumping water sand and chemicals underground to fracture rock and release oil and gas all the process is being increasingly used in the u.s. in an effort to produce more energy domestically there has been much pushback over the questionable environmental fall out of the process and remains to be seen whether the e.p.a. can win this battle. what is most dangerous what is the most dangerous state to be a worker in america well the a.f.l. c i o has released its annual report on worker safety and at the bottom of the list is north dakota the state has only recently become this hazardous to its workers now in two thousand and seven the rate of workplace the taliban was seven in one hundred thousand but that more than doubled in to seventeen point seven by two thousand and twelve that's more than five times the overall u.s. rate of three point four deaths per one hundred thousand which has held steady over the last several years now north dakota has gone through a cracking boom in recent years and fifteen of the sixty five workplace related
deaths were in the oil and gas industry another twenty five were in construction but the statistics don't specify how many of the construction. doubts were jobs building all that new fracking infrastructure fracking requires the transportation of large quantities of water standing chemicals which are pumped into the ground and all forty of those sixty five north dakota to the talent he's are listed as transportation reap the latest if you isolate those two industries the rates in north dakota are not just higher but several times greater than the national averages as well c.i.a.o. spokespeople commented that newer booming industries could bring an influx of younger less experienced workers and new companies may not have thoroughly established safety procedures wyoming alaska montana and west virginia rounded out the five worst states for workplace fatalities on the outside and massachusetts was
rated the safest. well it seems like the f.c.c. has gotten itself into a pinch over a controversial open internet proposal now after major public backlash we're learning that the chairman of the federal communications commission tom wheeler has revised that proposal in order to ensure a level playing field among the companies offering content the previous f.c.c. proposal had come under fire with free internet advocates angered over the commission's plan to segregate web traffic into fast and slow lanes the rules would have allowed for broadband providers to strike deals with content providers such as netflix or h.b.o. to achieve faster download times for their customers wheeler is now attempting to appease the critics with a new draft that includes language making it clear that the f.c.c. plans to scrutinize the deals to make sure broadband providers don't put nonpaying companies at a disadvantage but does this go far enough joining me to discuss is attorney and
activist kevin zeese kevin thanks for joining me now to be here and here so first of all let's go back to original proposal that came out a couple weeks ago or sorry came out perhaps when was it just a few weeks ago it was the come off the leaks that all of the wall street journal yeah so break down exactly how that was challenging net neutrality well it's always start with a court decision that said that the f.c.c. couldn't regulate neutrality because it's no longer treats. as a common carrier and as a common carrier like toto telephones or tabs or trains or buses were anyone gets on you go where your with no discrimination they could regulate it and you can sure neutrality but they changed who goes into the f.c.c. and now it's an information service and that is they have to think of regulation so they're trying to operate in this system of iteration service rather than face of the issue probably cares what tom will put forward was k.b. information service and trying to allow this two tiered system where money could come in and comcast could charge google it's be zero facebook and the customers.
could the missing words would then find his two tiered system rather than going on to be treated you'd be discriminated against all supporters of that last proposal say that chairman tom wheeler was constrained by that court case that you said that he sort of had to adapt the the existing model into modern times i mean what do you say to that response he needs to face up to the question of whether there's a common carrier or not there's no question it's a common carrier people want to get on the net and then go to the whole web it's all comcast as a provider carrier tool to get us on the net and that's how it should be treated and so he's a face that question he's not facing the question because they're afraid to challenge comcast the industry doesn't want it although part of the industry feels differently and it's interesting comcast rise in the two to the carriers don't want it they want to keep it as a non-comic area but google facebook you tube or all these other sort of big corporations wanted to be keep calm so the corporations are divided with the people
are very clear we want a common carrier where there's no discrimination everyone gets on the air and equally and has equal access and that's what we need that's what net neutrality means the carrier is neutral they don't decide what we can see or because pay more to see certain things and faster places or better speed ari so this latest provision he says he's going to make a plan to scrutinize these deals but that obviously the problem is still that these deals are going to be made do you think this goes far and i'm not at all he's making a big mistake that's what we're outside of the part of the occupation of the f.c.c. and we're out there because we want to see the people's interests come first the people want internet that's free and equal access to all we don't want to have the corporations and dominance and so we favor or take a common carrier approach what he does is open the door what money can only doing that approach why why wouldn't he have done it already he's afraid of comcast i mean tom tom wheeler comes out of the industry he's been as obama said we appoint he's the bo jackson because he played both telecom and internet provider so he's
a hall of fame of to two. part of the industry and so he's a big industry guy and he's just not willing to face up to challenge these groups and so we're pressuring him to do three things one common carrier so we can regulate in the public interest to put net neutrality and says no no an equal access the internet and three remove research is allow local local jurisdictions municipalities to have their own public internet across the country some jurisdictions are going that way in their find better service than comcast eighteen thousand arise and provide that allows faster and less expensive service so we want to see the public utility approach be allowed to be tried local level and as i understand you'll be rallying on thursday talk to me about the next step for the proposal i know there will be a vote how does it proceed forward after we'll see if there's a vote or not you know here's an if he doesn't have the votes there won't be a vote and we haven't seen as we were told the answer in the words and we have no heard reaction from other people who are on the five four commissioners so we don't know what's going to happen if the sooner they pass something they'll be then they comment period will be a process that could take
a lengthy process where people continue to put their ideas forward and we really think it's very important the public to be heard on this and so that's they've received a million plus e-mails wanting net neutrality they receive so many phone calls they can use their phone more people are already enraged about this and they want to have and that's free and open without any kind of perhaps any warning anticipating that kind of back and or the northern exposure as these can be outside their door a. period even started well kevin zeese attorney and activist i really appreciate your time thanks for having me on and boom bust is coming up next john artier and he joins us for a quick preview higher and higher thank you know coming up on boom bust wal-mart is in hot water yet again this time over the banks inside its stores which apparently are among the country's top collectors of banking what questionable practices are they employed now we look into it coming right up then and today's big deal edward harrison and i are looking at the ultimate in hi. welcome to the state lottery i
was that algerian for about one hour i grew big ferran now does it for now i'm a mirror david stay tuned boom bust is next. this weekend we learned that not only is london home to more billionaires than any other city on earth but also that there is so much cocaine usage year that the public water supply is tainted with the drug the two stories are no doubt related and not very surprising considering that london is after all home to all sorts of money laundering but today we're going to talk about some more surprising information from the good old u.s. . it was a. very hard take. to get along here
there i'm aaron a this is boom bust and these are the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up wal-mart your friendly neighborhood retailer is in hot water yet again this time over the banks inside its stores which apparently are among america's top collectors of thieves so what questionable practices are they going now we look into it coming right out then we have author publisher and forecasts extraordinary mr gerald celente who live on the show he's sitting down with me to talk about the ongoing conflict in ukraine and the economic shock effect that might have as your market and in today's big deal edward harris and i are discussing the very very exclusive mile high club no it's not what you're thinking get your mind out of the gutter don't miss
a moment let's get to it. with . our lead story today wal-mart now everyone knows that wal-mart is a low cost retailer but not everyone knows that customers banking within wal-mart do some of the most expensive banking in the country now wal-mart banking customers pay extraordinarily high fees a large chunk of which come from overdraft charges now a wall street journal analysis of federal filings found that the five banks with the most wal-mart branches ranked among the top ten u.s. banks in terms of fees as a percentage of deposits basically many wal-mart customers intentionally overdrawn
their accounts take a would have forced national bank for example now on a three hundred dollar over. if withdrawal the bank would take the borrowed some plus an additional thirty dollars fee and while that might be cheaper than a payday loan if the overdraft were actually calculated as a proper loan the annual percentage rate interest or a.p.r. would be over three hundred percent so yes not cheap now what's interesting in all of this is that the banks operating within wal-mart actually seek out individuals who otherwise might never have access to banking they want folks with bad credit histories and they encourage overdrawing on accounts roughly seventy eight percent of would force these come from overdraft then bounced checks now there are programs that can help customers stay within their limits and avoid bouncing checks but it would force employees often advise customers short on cash to take out their entire overdraft allowance at one time in order to only be hit with a single overdraft fee now if that's what they call a program to help encourage customers to employ better banking practices it's
a pretty terrible one and sadly for many chronic overdraft users fees are just the equivalent of a short term loan with ultra high interest rates but this practice traps customers in a cycle of debt and now i understand that wal-mart is a low cost retailer and for that attract shoppers seeking lower costs however allowing banks to operate in their establishments that then prey on those very customers is just wrong actually worse than that it's god business. the conflict and instability can have reverberating effects throughout the economy that is why it's important to keep abreast of global politics in order to manage your risk and investments the ongoing conflict in ukraine can possibly lead to economic shocks that affect europe and the emerging markets and although it's not
clear what will happen it's a good idea to keep an open mind to what might play out now here to walk us through the future scenarios at least some of them is gerald a celeb author trend forecaster extraordinary and publisher of the trends journal so general that welcome to the show and first and foremost you know i want to ask you on this show i've described the conflict in the ukraine as moring we close to civil war essentially warningly is i guess the best word that we can use but how do you see the conflict there having developed and you second can it be one i'm sorry the first part of the question was how you see the conflict there having developed. oh having developed is very clear and by the way in our winter trends journal back in january we said it would devolve into a civil war it was the cover story it developed it's very clear if anyone takes that saw i'm so listen to the assistant secretary of state victoria nuland on
december thirteenth two thousand and thirteen at the national press club in washington d.c. sponsored by chevron and she's talking about how when the demonstrations first began there and how that the future of ukraine is with europe which is news of course of the people that are closely allied with russia and that the path set for them by the i.m.f. is the path for them to follow and then of course there are the infamous victoria nuland tapes and those of the american ambassador to ukraine geoffrey pyatt also talking about the overthrow of yannick ovitz and replacing him with quote yaps and of course that's yeah it's in europe now so it's very clear how this began and tracking trends by the ways and understanding of where we are how we got here and where we're going and as we can see the where we're going the united states and europe which with the two major players in this because there was also the element
within this of ukraine going with russia for their deal of seventeen billion dollars in loans rather than going to the european union which the deal was supposedly set for forth before that and i say they overplay their hand because they never anticipated on losing crimea so fast and i don't believe they anticipated the unrest going on now in the eastern sectors of ukraine that are of the russian origin and russian language so where it's going is this is a totally volatile situation that the united states nato has absolutely no control of of and. neither does the illegitimate government that was installed after the overthrow of yannick overage have have the power to suppress so this thing could spread it's out of control and unless it is controlled this could be the beginning of something that's much more horrific than anyone's anticipating carol
what do you think the economic impact will be for ukraine the u.s. russia and the world for that matter well in ukraine i mean when you go back to this that was one of the major issues already ukraine was the economic mess to begin with and you know we're looking at a country by the way that that with the with the g.d.p. the size of what alabama you know and it's going to affect russia worse than the united states if the sanctions go in place and it's going to also hurt europe because there's a lot of trade going on most of the trade goes on between europe and the united states is miniscule excuse me a ukraine and russia russia and the european union and not the united states and of course there's always the gas and oil issue so it's going to hurt that region the most and that this is very important at this time that there is no economic recovery you look what's going on in europe you look at the debt levels in private
debt and public debt it's not as though these are boom times and anyone could afford worse times so they're playing with economic fire and they're playing with the fire of war geraldine you're an advocate for peace so how do we dial back the rhetoric can achieve a peaceful solution in ukraine given the geo strategic and economic objectives here . well it's again you know if i'm appearing colonial kingston new york it's the one of the building blocks of the american revolution the seven hundred seventy seven senate house is literally a stone's throw away everything at the founding fathers washington's farewell address no foreign entanglements franklin jefferson who are these people to say that we have to be involved in other countries business you look at the news today and the warnings are coming out from the u.k. the u.s. germany and france warning russia not to be involved war in ukraine who made this
stuff up i mean look on the map you know i mean you're talking about between the united states and mexico and russia and ukraine and russia and mexico and the united states i mean there's no it's none of our business and i'm sick of these harvard princeton yale guys with bad attitudes and women that are telling me what we need to do as the we is of course the young kids that go fight and die and so what they're doing is they're over their heads these are the georgetown washington beltway people that think they have the strategies and the wherewith all to dictate what should go on in the world and all that they have there and don't listen to me look at the facts is a track record of major losses and defeats this situation in ukraine could be calmed down very quickly if the united states and russia and europe stay out of the
way and let those people settle it themselves if they want to kill themselves that's their business it's not mine because guess what we've got a lot of problems over here that we can't fix i have to ask you general is this a new cold war. again i've been writing about this fee years yes it is cold war two point zero it's the neo-con agenda where they're trying to deal with trying to keep weakening russia expand american who gemini and surrounded the united states only has three countries standing in its way of total germany it's china iran and russia and the neo con agenda is to weaken all three of them and when you look at china and you look at the united states you can see the difference in the countries the business of china is business the business of the
united states has become a war and the economy and society is suffering for it because the money that we're wasting abroad is really needed to rebuild america as we're in the quine now obviously the u.s. wants to project power but in your view what is the economic impact of u.s. foreign policy used to maintain global hegemony. well european you are because the puppet of the united states i mean you know what are they going to do they always fall into law again go back to the afghan war europe fell in law it wasn't they who pushed for it go back to the iraq war you remember that coalition of the willing it was the united states that push that forward you remember those nonexistent weapons of mass destruction and ties to al-qaeda and then you go to libya it was the united states that initiated that along with france so again what you have is you have the
united states as the main power and nato in europe really just doing the service work for the united states agenda chaired we have to take a quick break but please don't go anywhere and you don't go anywhere either out there in t.v. land because gerald celente is sticking around and when we return we're discussing the three d's deflation debt and default then in today's video had more experience than i or are looking at the ultimates and high flying luxury before we go here on a good summer was the numbers of the bell stick around. because. nothing has been done this complex by the military since world war two. this is
quite frankly in historical terms the berlin airlift in reverse. order seven point seven zero down the bottom some load ship take off because you're going to stable you're talking really billions of dollars to move billions of dollars worth of put at what point do you see the polls no longer worth your best. washington. well submit. to the list. is in the media. one proceeds are going to the issues that actually doesn't do too much for ad revenue mining tax agriculture giant piece on the seventy six year old american far east india fallout do you think this is going to create for the cia do you think this is what's triggering the great facilities to but it's also the largest debtor nation in the. prettiness that is mostly about alternatives to the status quo but
want to give you all the support system that will work for the american dream for the next they were just trying to survive it's time for americans and lawmakers are going to wake up and start talking about the real causes. of. the. back now with more from gerald celebs and i want to pick up right where we left off and ask you gerald do you think we're likely to see secular and economic stagnation. no i really don't not now and it's in the sense of the secular stagnant economy and in the sense that you know they keep revising what it really means it used to mean low population growth and slow technological growth and then that was revised by larry summers to mean low g.d. pig yes the boom days of the united states are over you know we're in the sixth
year of the great recession and the only people that have benefiting from all of the quantitative easing record low interest rates are the investors the private equity groups the hedge funds the venture capitalists the wall street players and the big banks so yes what you see now is what it is and you saw the retail numbers that came out today they were roaring hot. zero point one percent and they can't blame that one on the weather or so what it is now it's in america in a steady decline it's in front of everybody's eyes and no one wants to call it what it is and they of the midterm elections are coming up how could i forget that's going to change anything so you know it's going to continue on a downward spiral unless policy is changed now dallas fed president richard fisher says rates will remain low in the us as long as there's no chance of government
measured consumer price inflation hitting two percent so what's your current thinking on the direction and the effect of monetary policy in the us while these low inflation rates are historical nobody's ever done this before and they're hurting all of the people when i was a young man the used to be this very strange thing that they used to have encouraged people to do. open up a savings account the bank and used to get more interest than the inflation rate that's gone so people that have if they have nowhere to put their money to save savings and this thing of keeping interest rates low as i said is only benefiting wall street and the equity markets and not only in the united states around the world where there's japan here or anywhere else so no this is a very destructive policy that is just dumping more cheap go into the system and not and not looking at the problem at all now in europe a lot of people are afraid to push and could mean debt deflation default and
depression i mean that's a lot of words to her and so what's your what's your take on not a believer of this deflation cycle i don't know what world we're living in but i mean i don't know about you but the world i live in gasoline prices keep going up zero energy prices up here in the lovely hudson valley it march in february in january they went up thirty eight forty fifty percent i don't know what world they're living in the food's getting a lot more expensive rent is almost nothing what are they talking about you know they're talking about that talking about rig numbers and anybody that watches the flay should numbers know that the numbers aren't reflecting the real world there's no deflationary cycle as i see it ok now there's a lot of talk about problems and bubbles popping up in the technology world with a loss making companies like twitter and tesla soaring and then crashing pretty hard so is there
a bubble and where is it. i see the bubble as well i believe there's a technology technological bubble it's different than the one back in the dot com days but it's very similar as well back then they didn't have anything to sell when they were making anything and markets were just going up if you take twitter for example that me how many you know who buys ads on twitter who sees them and then the whole facebook is well it's not as though your ads are registering in your mind and in the whole online world for example susan ad comes on me and everybody knocks it off as quick as they can so i believe there is an it is overextended you're looking at the nasdaq take the nasdaq for example was it forty one hundred you know back in two thousand it was five thousand so when you would really put it in for inflation you're probably down about two thousand points so i don't see i see a bubble and i see it as a big problem child what about
a new era technologies like decline are you bullish on because. you know that again reminds me of the days back when the dot com bubble it was something that i used to have trouble i'd watch these shows with a dreary god sixteen year old kids with their parents and they talk about the wonderful you know new technology never made sense to me this doesn't make sense to me either there's something about it that's not right i mean if you can't trust to feel currency are you going to trust a digital one and we saw what happened with the with the great crash of the mound go a little while ago and that was the biggest trader of big coins so could happen at any time in any place having said that it's also been legitimized at some level by the yar rest saying that it can be used in retail but that means that if it's used in retail then you have to pay a tax on the profit of what you board for what you bought with it if there's
a profit from it so and then the other problem with it aaron is that the whole world has is coming up with a different formula and how they're going to allow it to be traded in their country so i see it as something that's a bit shaky to me now given your views of what investments look most promising to your present. well i would have to say that i was very i was polish on real estate for the last three years i boards i bought a property with a fifteen year locked in a two point eight five eight seven five you know but it can't keep interest rates low for ever so i think the real estate market is going to it's going to really soften up and we're seeing it already familiar the the major investment opportunities i'm still a buyer of gold by the way not right now a holder of gold not buying more yet but for me it's long term from my golden years and they're coming close. and like that the for me anything with food
hot food water health this country by the way it's not obamacare that's going to be the problem it's i don't care this country has become the most obese country on the planet you're going to see major major problems and there's going to be movements for solutions so anything having to do with whole health ealing anything having to do with clean food organic anything having to do with water and anything having to do with micro farms all of that that's going to be a big future and and as i keep saying to me the biggest is going to be when they come out with a new alternative energy something beyond wind solar geothermal a biofuel that could be the big game changer and i believe the brain power is there it's just not the will for example what do we spend on the iraq and afghan war they
totaling up now at about six trillion dollars you think if they put six if they put a trillion dollars it's developing a new alternative energy if they could split the atom during world war two you think we'd have one now and that would change not only the entire civilization on how we live in what we do it would also change geo. politics in a big way because as i said go back to that national press club washington jory new and there she is right next to chevron attends billion dollar we go along for crazy stuff and i agree with you on the no more trillions in foreign nations let's keep it at home but that was gerald celente publisher of the trends journal time now for today's big deal.
big deal so i'm with my buddy and producer edward harris and now today we're taking a look at a very very elite a. mile high club or a mile club there you go. and see how there is with announced a new luxury suite which puts most hotel rooms to shame and i mean shame check out some of these pictures coming up and they were designed as a way to challenge you a rival airline emirates yes it's a war of luxury between these two companies more specifically a war to attract a premium customers by offering a premium product so instead of simply reclining into a plush seat at the front of the airplane only customers will now be able to snuggle up in a bed surrounded by riches how premium is premium you might ask well those pictures and these coming up pretty much say it all there from the edge he had a cabin at residences on very urban eighty three eighty and boeing seven hundred seven now in these suites or residences prefers to call them to find
a shower butler gourmet chef and concierge service and all that luxury don't come cheap in the residence premium cabin will set you back roughly forty three thousand dollars but bear in mind this price is too this is priced to include two travelers and i hear. now the residents will take to the skies in late december when out to begin fine it's a three eighty from u.a.e. to london so edward this is pretty crazy but we've talked a lot about luxury services recently specifically you know airlines kind of creating this this new method for. separating the rich from everyone else essentially and they're doing it through frequent flyer miles but do you think this is just a way for edgy how to generate buzz or do you think there is a market for this and growth there there is a market for it you know when we talk about marginal propensity to. really you know people who are in the luxury market they have so much extra money that they have a lot of money that they can actually spend on what we would consider frivolous
types of things and this is an example so mobile you can say that it's not frivolous in the sense that if you're nineteen hours. what's the if you were going to be in a hotel you know that's what they call the residences what would you do you stay at a luxury hotel so basically these airlines are competing with hotels for luxury care that. you know people have the money to spend i mean that's nicer than my first apartment for sure without question and you know there is something that vanity fair does this prostration at the end of every three edition and it says you know what is your necessary extravagance and i think for a lot of people flight is the unnecessary extravagance you prefer to have something comfortable and plush there than you would on a no a bottle of fancy champagne when you arrive is that the case for you would you say that i would definitely say that you know once you get. on the three or four hours in a plane. or a boat is most of your six feet or above sitting there in those little seat and
you're the vocal you know the lowest flight i've ever taken a sport that i can just tell you. i was up and you know pacing because i was in this little sea also i would have paid extra. if. i had the opportunity but of course how much extra and you pay some people can pay a lot more and that's why they have these services absolutely now i met before that there is this i love jury for going on and you know who is involved in this war that's the question how many players are in this war with a lot of players every single industry that you can think of is involved in the luxury war it was an interesting thing i saw i think was from the wall street journal on the psychology of luxury you know people who want to move into the luxury class they have they did a psychology experiment in vancouver where they you know they had stroppy. customer service people at these luxury stores and what they found is that the people actually wanted to spend more at the store because of that because they want to
show that they actually right along in the store he said are active that the people like people who are rude to you and you know will make you buy more as i think that's disgusting and horrific but i mean it is your take on any of the popular girl like you mean girls all over again in luxury luxury terms but you know how much of a market share are these luxury. competitors battling over how much is there to see that's what we're talking about now is that you know the term luxury is starting to go down you know it's you know you have the upper middle class that they're catering to those people in terms of luxury if you go into a store like. tiffany you know how many of the of those people are actually what you would consider true love as we buyers or are they aspirational luxury bars and i think that's really what luxury has found is they found that they can take the aspirational buy and then really bring it down to a bunch bigger segment of the market coaches done. as well i'm sorry i want to talk
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