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coming up on our team newly released documents reveal n.s.a. surveillance in the bahamas that's why agency is collecting the phone call contents of the nation's people and even its tourists the latest on that just ahead. and the next u.s. base in the ever growing surveillance state there are plans to transform a military base in the u.k. into one of the largest intelligence hubs outside of the u.s. more on that expansion coming up. and gun retailers are crying foul like against the obama administration they claim that their credit lines are being choked off their assets frozen and online sales being prohibited is this the new battlefield in the fight for gun rights find out later in the show.
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it's tuesday may twentieth eight pm washington d.c. i'm lynn neary david and you're watching our team america. we begin with the crisis in ukraine a day after president of the lattimer putin issued a pull out order and an apparent attempt to ease tensions with the west over ukraine the russian defense ministry said that its forces were preparing for a journey to their home bases now nato which estimates that russia has forty thousand troops along the border with ukraine so it's watching the situation closely but could not confirm a change meanwhile in eastern ukraine the turmoil continues today graham phillips a british blogger and journalist who is rich contributed reports to r.t. was detained by what seemed to be the ukrainian national guard he was held at checkpoint in moral pole he told r.t. by phone that he was being treated well but the network has since lost connection with him to other correspondence from a russian t.v.
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channel called life news also remain detained by ukrainian of authorities near chrome a tourist for allegedly being armed our t.v. guy named shotgun tells us more. the u.s. state department spokesperson had no comment on the detention of graham phillips the independent british journalist reporting for r.t. in ukraine with regard to the detention of two russian journalists earlier department doesn't believe they were journalists at all james like you cited authorities in kiev who say the life news journalists were carrying missiles in the trunk of their car the u.s. takes kiev statements at face value and basically rules out all other possibilities you rule out the possibility that it's the reporting that they do and the to be with with that's what got them detained well i think the information i just outlined including their the fact that they were apparently carrying portable aircraft missiles in their trunk i think is relevant information to consider in the
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united states asking for clarification on whether they're actually bonafide you know. if they all you would call them for their sure that our focus is more on cole used until you know press on the release of the international and ukrainian journalists who've been detained by russian separatists many for weeks care has accused the russian journalist with a live news channel of abetting terrorists washington asks again no questions takes everything says at face value washington currently also doesn't want to see the journalists who are covering events not the way kiev wants it or consistently finding themselves in trouble they're our crew has just been barred from entering ukraine to cover the upcoming elections instead we often hear the state department say although russians in ukraine have detained journalists as if that somehow justifies kiev's actions against journalists it's a very dismissive attitude that we often see here you know you have u.s. journalists going to syria covering the rebels and they might find themselves
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sympathizing with those rebels but hardly anyone would accuse them of abetting terrorist. no as our correspondent guy in a check again. the u.s. national security agency has reportedly been dialed into the bahamas new documents show the n.s.a. is collecting the contents on nearly every phone call dialed and received in the bahamas and that means the n.s.a. could be listening to not only behind me and residents but also countless tourists who visit the area the documents which were released by former government contractor edward snowden and obtained by the intercept say the surveillance as part of a top secret program called some will get some will get as part of a broader n.s.a. program called mystic which the internet subset is as of two thousand and thirteen was being used to secretly monitor the telecommunications systems of six countries including the bahamas mexico the philippines and kenya however while the mystic
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program reveals the agency's pursuit of metadata in all those countries some will get has enabled the n.s.a. to also record the contents of nearly every conversation in the bahamas and one other unnamed country the n.s.a. tells our t. that its efforts are focused on ensuring the protection of the national security of the united states its citizens and our allies through the pursuit of valid foreign intelligence targets moreover all of the n.s.a.'s efforts are strictly conducted under the rule of law and provide appropriate protection for privacy rights in one of the documents the intercept acknowledged the n.s.a. boasts over boasts of being able to log over one hundred million calls per day i was joined earlier by author columnist and activist norman solomon and i first asked him what he makes of the n.s.a. recording of conversations of citizens in other countries. well it's another mosaic
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in a large picture that shows just how committed the u.s. government is using the n.s.a. to collect everything including the actual content of phone conversations and what we now learn is being done in the bahamas in terms of all telephone traffic in and out of that country is really an important but frankly relatively small part of the global effort of the u.s. government with the n.s.a.'s cutting edge technology to have a sort of a global big brother brought into existence and one other point there there's a myth that in the united states somehow we're just getting sort of mete data which is agrees asli a violation of the fourth amendment in and of itself but in fact there's been a recording process for a vast number of phone conversations among people in the united states that so to speak is tivo that is recorded and set aside for possible later retrieval by
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the u.s. government authorities and norman the million dollar question why would the united states have an interest in the bahamas a country that doesn't rock the boat politically and is seemingly an ally of the united states what's your sense as to why the bahamas is being targeted here. well i mean frankly. every part of this planet is in some way or other being directly targeted by the n.s.a. apparatus no i think there are some. realms of the solar system i'm sure pluto venus and other planets are not within the realm but when it comes to planet earth it's become very clear from the n.s.a. documents released by the very courageous whistleblower edward snowden that the slogan the collected all is not just rhetoric or some vague goal but actually in terms of military geo political and economic intelligence very much part of the
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agenda of the us government and i think it's notable that the latest documents indicate that expansion is very much part of the process so in other words what we learn has been done in the last couple or few years is a prelude to yet more expansion of what is still on the table for n.s.a. funding and which the obama white house is still failed to renounce and in fact implicitly continues to support well it seems that the n.s.a. actually used the u.s. drug enforcement administration relationship with the bahamas to legitimize its access into the countries cellular phone network while the n.s.a. did tell us that its intelligence efforts focused on international narcotics trafficking what do you say the extent of u.s. intelligence gathering in this case is justifiable. well there's always a rationale put forward whether it's drug interdiction or whatever but in this
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western hemisphere the tangled history of for instance u.s. cia and other activities that have winked out or actively gained assets among drug traffickers and trans shipment. relocations themselves indicates that it's virtually impossible to separate various efforts including counterinsurgency and geo political intelligence gathering from drug interdiction efforts as well it should be said that there are governments around the world notoriously the great the great britain's intelligence services certainly china and russia as well all engaging in global efforts for surveillance but it is the united states through the united say that four in a way has both the greatest technological capacity and also the overarching arrogance to proceed as though the world is prey to its big ears and big
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guys and that the u.s. government has the right to see and hear everything and then when there is one other country in fact that has not been announced that's also subject to this mass surveillance program the intercept says that it hasn't revealed that country i think it is because it is very condensed that doing so would lead to increased violence how do you think that determination is made as a journalist. well it's tough and as somebody who's been a journalist for for decades myself i think the intercept and certainly laura poitras and glenn greenwald going back to last summer have proceeded very wisely in terms of not holding back information that the public has a right to know but judiciously trying to determine what is in the public interest to know and we can't have informed consent of the governed unless the public is informed and i think that's part of the journalistic project to make sure
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that information flows so that we know really what's being done in our names often with our own tax dollars well wiki leaks has revealed that it will reveal the name within seventy two hours. but it could indeed have an extremely negative intended effect is that something wiki leaks should really be weighing here or do you think they have the right to just release that information. well you're referring now to wiki leaks yes we can they said that they would announce that unnamed country that glenn greenwald intercept chose to leave out. well you know it remains to be seen how that unfolds i think part of the journalistic function is to weigh those various factors i would say though that the greatest danger and this goes back to what thomas jefferson said long ago that he would much prefer newspapers with no
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government than government with no newspapers and transposed to the modern era we have had countless wars including the invasion and occupation of iraq precisely because the blockage of basic information was provided that was interdicted so to speak by the news media and the government so my far greater concern is the bottling up of information that the public should know rather than the release of information that some people think should not be released i believe there is a legitimate place for secrecy nuclear missile launch codes the classic example but we have so many billions of documents perhaps certainly many many hundreds of millions from the u.s. government that over the past decade should have been released and were gratuitously withheld and called top secret absolutely we'll have to wait and see how that plays out author calmness and activist norman solomon thanks for weighing
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in. well california is looking to make things just a little bit more difficult for the n.s.a. and a proposed bill which just passed in the state senate the federal government would need a warrant from a judge if it wants the cooperation of california officials and searching residents cell phone and computer records the bill was introduced as a result of the n.s.a. leaks five former government contractor edward snowden showing massive internal surveillance on american citizens by the spy agency the california bill is still moving through the state legislature but is the farthest along when compared to similar measures in eight other states. and the u.s. is said to pour more than three hundred million dollars into upgrading a military base in the u.k. it will be used as a key part of the n.s.a.'s intelligence program artie's polly boyko is in london with more. ari of crouton sounds pretty british doesn't it but it is in fact a u.s. air force base and washington as you say is reportedly planning on transforming it
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into a us super intelligence hub the upgrading of the space is set to be completed by around twenty seventeen at a cost of around two hundred million pounds it will employ over a thousand people and apart from having u.s. personnel on site it set to be coast starved by members of g c h q and members of british intelligence it already serves as a relay station for cia communications in fact it was claimed last year that the base is actually where u.s. data and they say data from u.s. spy posts in europe is funneled through over to the u.s. most famously linked to the tapping of calls mobile phone the scale of u.s. involvement in the scale of investment two hundred million pounds on the base or u.k. soil gives you an idea of how closely the two countries really work together on security
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and surveillance issues that was our only boyko reporting. and now to washington d.c. where the federal communications commission chairman tom wheeler faced a host of bipartisan criticism from house members concerning proposed new rules governing internet traffic it's all part of the controversy regarding the latest attempt to redefine the rules of an open internet artie's sam sachs has the story. a sharply divided house energy and commerce subcommittee grilled the chairman of the federal communications commission today tom wheeler over his recent proposal regarding net neutrality that proposal was passed by the f.c.c. last week and it contains a number of questions that the public will now have a chance to comment on for the next four months before any final vote on any final rule is held and members of congress had their chance to comment today one of the
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main questions regarding net neutrality is should the f.c.c. allow something called paid prioritization a sort of deal we've recently seen with internet service providers charging content creators like netflix more for faster internet access to consumers chairman wheeler's proposal considers allowing paid prioritization deals as long as they don't restrict other content on the internet and as long as the deal is closed commercially reasonable whatever that means but democrats on the committee said paper transition will ultimately undermine the open internet i just want to say to you that i am opposed to any form of the paid prioritization paid prioritization devise a internet into the haves and the have nots and they will entrenched the big companies at the expense of startups paid prioritization represents a fundamental departure from the internet as we know it another question is should the f.c.c. reclassified the internet as a public utility like a phone company such a move would give the f.c.c.
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broader powers to regulate the internet and enforce net neutrality rules of course republicans on the committee wanted nothing to do with reclassified the internet the modern communications landscape bears no resemblance to the world title two was meant to regulate and application of title two to the internet is at best a poor fit in attempting to reclassify it would be harmful to consumers businesses in the future the internet as we know it as it stands now the f.c.c. has not passed any final rules regarding that neutrality and neither has congress a point to. i mean wheeler wanted to mention it's important to recognize that there are no protections for an open internet in place but today again this debate will continue for the next four months before the f.c.c. holds any final votes on rules but this isn't the only issue on the commission's plate with blockbuster mergers in the news including the latest proposed one between eighteen t. and direc t.v. congresswoman doris mitsui wanted assurance from chairman wheeler that the f.c.c.
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is paying attention to this issue as well these large mergers that are before us they may be different from each other but can you commit to us here that the f.c.c. will carefully scrutinize these details with a focus toward public interest with out as a taishan and with complete affirmation now these are all extremely important issues for advocates of a free and open internet both in congress and in the public and chairman wheeler says that he's on their side i've consistently said. that there is only one internet there's not a fast internet and slow internet based on the course means today while makers clearly want to see actions to protect the internet not just words. in washington d.c. so. while the department of justice is facing some criticism over its employment on a program called operation choke point the initiative which was done in collaboration
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with the federal deposit insurance corporation was designed last year as a regulatory measure between banks and their clients and involves the government issuing civil investigative demands or c. i.d.'s which require banks to disclose information about their business practices consumer behavior and consumer transaction data d.o.j. says the program is needed to crack down on illegal activity like credit card fraud but guns retailers are now arguing that this is stifling business under this program store front gun dealers online dealers and ammunition dealers are considered quote high risk and now many gun retailers say that they are being notified by their banks that their accounts have been closed down and then they will need to find a new place to bank of course it's an issue that's become the subject of a debate on gun regulation so discuss this i spoke earlier with richard feldman president of the independent firearm owners association and i started by asking him
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if it's clear that operation choke point is the culprit here. well i'm not certain whether it's clear yet but in fact if the allegations are true the obama administration has crossed a very dangerous line. this is truly one of the third rails in american politics where five six months out from the midterm elections for the white house to be involved in this effort going after a legitimate business is. a constitutional protected right five months before a very difficult election for the democrats is almost going to ensure that every vulnerable democrat does not return next year to washington so one has to really question who's in charge and who's thinking about the politics let alone the policy implications of this kind of activity where all the f.t.c.
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has said this of the program those that properly manage these relationships and risks are neither prohibited nor discouraged from providing payment processing services to customers operating in compliance with a political law so while gun retailers can be you know high risk the f.t.c. says as long as they're following the law there shouldn't be any problem so does that lead you to believe that banks should have some of this blame here well it really raises one question banks are in business to make money we only have to take a look back into the one nine hundred eighty s. and the banks in miami storing billions of dollars of drug money but the government never went after the banks so banks are interested in making money that's their bottom line who's behind telling them which retailers they're supposed to go after now if there's criminal activity that's a whole different story and we expect our criminal law enforcement activities
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whether it's the a.t.f. or the f.b.i. to be investigating it but to be using the f d i c. as a backdoor approach of trying to regulate a constitutionally protected right this is shocking it's frightening and if the shoe were on the other foot i wonder how a lot of folks on the left would feel if a republican administration was. in family planning clinics once you cross this line it's a very dangerous line in this country in our democracy well the deal of day believes that it's the bank's responsibility to really take ownership of kind of cracking down on credit card fraud and cracking down on what could perhaps evolve into illegal activity what do you make of that argument do you think the bank should have any role in this whatsoever let's not call it any role in it but when there's suspicious activity do you want private industry acting in the role of law
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enforcement if you give i remember once upon a time when i represented the firearm industry people was saying that the industry or to regulate the bad guys in the industry to which i said will you give us the investigative powers of the government i will consider regulating ourselves but it's the government with the responsibility it's not private industry that not only has the authority nor should they have that authority because that's the wrong place that's government activity and one government can do it well that's a different issue but if they're doing it and forcing private industry to self regulate self-regulation is one thing but to enforce the law as regulators that's the job of the regulator is they're being paid to do that what are they doing for the money they're getting if they're not doing their job i return well you know the question then is how can the government ensure businesses are really following
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practices and regulatory measures while at the same time making sure the government making sure not to infringe on their rights to buy and sell firearms how can we find the balance sometimes it is about balance book where are the articulable reasons for the suspicion in the first place if there's suspicion is it because you're so. in firearms a constitutionally protected right that in and of itself isn't suspicious it's protected speech it's protected activity if there's criminal activity involved that's a different story but the allegations we've both read in the papers here in washington suggest strongly it's policy not criminal activity and that is a frightening thought especially before an off year election cycle and absolutely is something that will likely come up in that twenty fourteen election richard
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feldman president of the i f l a thanks for joining me thank you. and before we go don't forget to tune in at nine pm for larry king now and tonight's guests are the actors actresses mayim bialik and melissa roush from the big bang theory t.v. series here's a part of what's to come in the middle of the most successful hollywood career you decide to get a ph d. in neuroscience why i fell in love with science in high school i was tutored you know all through high school when i was working on blossom and i fell in love with science i had an amazing female mentor and decided that i wanted a regular life i was never really a typical showbiz kid so i left the industry for a total of twelve years i had two kids there now five and a half and eight and i got my degree and was teaching and started auditioning kind of randomly i had never seen the big bang theory and was able to in to audition for the is a ph d. come in and be on the set you know actors are hired to play other people without
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needing any training in that field so no i don't need to have a ph d. in neuroscience to play a neuro scientist and people always say to me like oh do you tell the cast what everything means and they know no one's really interested at all. so tune in and nine pm tonight here on our team america. and that does it for now for more on the stories we covered go to youtube dot com slash r g america check out our website r g dot com slash usa follow me on twitter at amir a david for now have a great night. you. scored slips. through the finish line of the hour you. look. like.
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you. to be there's nothing worse than advertising sure product makers need to let people know their products exist because they might want to buy them but today's advertisers go far beyond basic product awareness straight into the land of the bad we're tied thing that's where advertisers try to make you feel incomplete unless you buy what they're selling or they create impossible standards to live up to or they're so desperate to sell you crap that they make controversial ads to get people talking this story is about the latter you might remember. the pakistani
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teenager who was shot in the head by the taliban with an a k forty seven assault rifle just for standing up for girls' right to education her story of thinkable violence and recovery brought worldwide attention to her call she is a fearless young activist who should be given nothing if not respect so naturally and advertisers decided to use her to sell mattresses that's how much respect advertisers have in their quest to sell you crap not the ad was for the indian mattress company clothes. and it was made by advertising giant ogilvy and mather they came up with this now b. campaign with the tagline bounce that the whole campaign's about no matter what trials and tribulations might face throughout the day if you sleep on a car on a mattress you can bounce right back from it so the ad shows malala getting shot in the face graphically and then shows or sleeping peacefully and a curl on a mattress implying she was able to bounce back from being shot in the face by the
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taliban through the magic of a damn girl on a mattress the campaign also showed steve jobs in gonna be tumbling down on to the stupid mattresses to be in mather has since apologized for the ad they never investigated how their standards were compromised to which i say spare me year old movie is the same company that does ads for b p morgan stanley time warner and they are the same advertising company that tries to convince us all to buy into these giant corporations who spill oil all over the planet or rig markets olivier is one of the giants who create the feel good ads with the heartstring tugging music and images of happy kids in the sun to sell us dirty oil and dirty money so nothing is sacred in the land a bad thing and everything is for sale even bloody child activists but the worst part is i'm not because the worst part is we keep buying into it tonight to
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talk about that by following me on twitter at the residence. liz live. live.
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live. live. live . in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want. hello welcome to school bus that would hurt has the day off us telecom giant eight
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hundred two plans to buy satellite t.v. operator direct t.v. for forty point five billion dollars getting more than thirty eight million subscribers increasing the merger mania is sweeping the telecom media and technology industries eighteen t. will pay ninety five dollars for each share of directv twenty eight dollars fifty cash sixty six dollars and fifty cents stock split that's ten percent more than directv is closing price on may sixteenth the last trading day before the deal was announced i don't like this deal do i think this deal get through absolutely because of the issue of broadband consolidation where regulators are most sensitive directv are free and clear since directv doesn't have any broadband presence but if us regulators approve this deal it puts paid to the idea that consolidation for consolidation sake is a reasonable business strategy the message real capitalism in which companies spend
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money on world class customer service innovation increasing broadband speeds where the u.s. flags and growing the business organically is out instead crony capitalism where merging to get as big as possible to extract rents from customers and suppliers and then lobbying to have regulators look the other way and play hands off is the way to go for eighty and eighty how does this even make sense except to extract fees from content providers there are no operational efficiencies like there are the proposed comp. time warner cable merger that prompted this deal the only rationale i've seen is that the deal gives a t.n.t. a national t.v. offering to mess with its integrated mobile fixed line and internet bundle but even here you have to remember that eighteen t. already has a cable t.v. service called the universe and this deal makes that service obsolete eliminating yet one more competitor now when eighteen he was pressing hard for its planned
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merger with t. mobile it made all sorts of claims about how that deal would be good for competition but the deal was blocked and subsequently t. mobile went to be a major source of consumer savings with its carrier strategy t.-mo lowered prices and unbundled the handset subsidy for forcing the other u.s. mobile carriers to respond in kind it was clear from the start that more people the more people move to the lower fee no contract on subsidized handset model the more price sensitive customers would be the result lower contract fees and lower mobile handset prices it's hard to imagine that agency's forty eight point five billion dollar merger with directv will and will result in increased competition that benefits consumers but of course just as with the t. mobile deal you can bet eighteen c. will do its best to prove this deal works for kind of customers as well as it does for a t.n.t. and direct t.v.
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i don't buy it and neither should you. i. running is a product of collusion between the government and big economic players i talked about in the headlines story just to get a deeper understanding of how special interest and economic elite influence policies and government we spoke to american economist paul craig roberts has consistently criticized cronyism in american politics and economics dr roberts is a co-founder of reaganomics served as the assistant secretary of the treasury under reagan and it's been an editor and columnist for the wall street journal businessweek and scripps howard news service among many other publications and started the conversation discussing the imbalance between the influence of the powerful and the influence of the broader electorate take
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a look. you know we're guarding democracy in a paper titled testing theories of american politics elites interest groups and average citizens this was published published last month then martin gill and princeton professor and benjamin page a professor at northwestern they looked at the u.s. political system and their conclusion was that economic elites and organized groups represent business interests representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on u.s. government policy while mass based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence now does that conclusion surprise you at all. you're do you know. thirty years ago. four years ago but not now it is absolutely true i'm in awe and witnesses and written about it so many times and i'm very glad to have all of not columns for the last ten to twenty is confirmed not least to some dollars. it's not at all surprising the bottom groups well the ones
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with the money and the ability to align themselves with us foreign policy for example wall street is a great looting mechanism. the military security complex the agribusiness monsanto all those people the oil timber and mining extractive industries and of course the israel lobby itself these are the powerful interest groups that essentially determine the domestic and foreign economic policy and two scholars that you named they made the point in the very strongly that. community interest groups and citizens have zero him put into the family as a policy. this is been confirmed by in other ways aaron recently the test was made to let him sent out to congressional offices and one
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asked for a meeting with representatives with sadat was with a collection of donors and the other asked for a meeting with a collection of community representatives well the first lot i got the responses they were all willing to meet with don as they were very interested to me where the thirty act community interest groups from their constituents. well i mean maybe the trick is to say that you're going to be a donor get him in the room and you know give him a couple son so you know we're going to get some face time now i want to ask you speaking of special interests former u.s. treasury secretary timothy geithner is out with a new book called stress test everyone's talking about it this week and it's about his time in office dealing with he was banking systems near collapse now he was quoted saying i would say that there's lots of messiness and unpleasantness an awkward mess and a lot of unjust collateral beneficiaries of our rescue however geithner believes
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his actions during the crisis have been vindicated by the passage of time what do you make of this. there was no reason not to. except that the true issue in the federal reserve the rate of jury being rather than the former exact to show the banks. that's the only reason they were allowed to fail and they obviously should have sailed it would have been far cheaper. on all the taxpayer it would not have disrupted the international monitors system nearly as much as for a five or however many years it's been of quantitative easing you know creating as many as a true billion dollars a year. in the rigged. market the rigged. stock market rigged to go market none of these things would have been necessary if they just let the banks fail and it would have been
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a very big. decline in affecting ordinary people who with all of those derivatives debts that the banks had with one another that would have been the casualty would hurt a few people's reputations and wiped out will some of the shareholders in those big banks but that would have been the extent of the damage so they should have failed and i think guy who knows that but he was part of the inside crowd and you can't really turn on your own if you really think it that simple that these people don't want their former colleagues and buddies to go out of business. well they were themselves the former executives right ran the by so. you know how many people stand up and damn themselves jerry soon by the. jason not not very often don't feed off enough i want to ask you when it comes to special interest
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there's the voting public as well and take the auto bailouts for example how to bail out the chrysler and g.m. cars u.s. taxpayers a lot of money but what about all the manufacturing jobs the bailout saved what about those. well we don't know that it did it did say but let's assume it did. what interests me is all the jobs lost to offshoring and we we now have this report. from the after college twenty four career inside. we just had this report and what took twenty years that eighty three percent of college students right now as of april don't have a job lined up for the many graduation. eighty three percent. of the current graduates in american colleges and universities as of april they have no jobs or there are many graduation now when i was current through college
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this was impossible for me everybody had two or three jobs all but now when i got it it wasn't thanks though what were the job offers then i think about that might be a you know a fair comparison to see what it was before the crisis opposed to now how many i don't know i don't have that information or. not was still part of the boom for the new mary goes the. the decline didn't begin i think until december of two thousand and seven and it showed up very strongly in two thousand and eight so probably more but the offshoring has been really strong in the twenty first century so it was already eroding the ability of people to found work and not just the offshoring macos what the corporations do they then claim that there's
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a shortage of qualified people and so they need h one b. . visas to bring and foreign workers because they can hire them a lot cheaper. and the workers are essentially like indentured servants and they can't really offer any john oh wow. resistance to work conditions ok so between the foreign workers are brought in or patients in the all sure job situation for merck and university graduate she's been declining very rapidly you're right you're. just that was economist and former assistant treasury secretary dr paul craig roberts. time now for a quick break but stick around because when we would turn chris martenson of peak prosperity dot com will be on the show to talk about how investors should approach risk in the wake of the financial crisis and rising energy costs and today's big
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deal i'm going to sit down with political commentator stan stack to talk about the latest house hearing on net neutrality as we go to break here the closing numbers at the bell. we welcome aaron eight and i believe mark two of the two are precocious on the our team network. it's going to give you a different perspective give you one stock never i'll give you the information you make the decision only about how breaking the work the revolution the mind it's a revolution of ideas and consciousness and frustrated with the system it's kind of like your public use would be described as angry i think in
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a strong you know when you're single. i. know many indicators that help forecasters chart the direction of the world economy but chris martenson of peak prosperity dot com believes that in the end the future doesn't quite look as bright as it did before the crash with high energy costs and weak growth markets and believe the system is highly vulnerable and the risks are actually larger than before the crisis for potentially bad things to happen there and spoke to him our concern about what he recommends that people do she first asked him what his best ideas are now in terms of asset allocation and
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other types of things of that nature take a look. when we look at one of the things we like to do it peak prosperity is is figure out how to get people to change their definition of investing and we've been marketed to for a long time that investing simply means you take your money and you send it to wall street it goes into a phone case and somebody manages it and that's that's what happens very passive instead we think the time has come to pull that money back take it out of that anonymity of wall street and put it into more face to face direct things that you can understand there are double and triple digit investments people can make in their own home if they happen to own one relating to energy efficiency also energy production and things like that where there are defined returns that people can get i consider those extraordinarily good investments we also advise that anybody who's got some sort of a high interest yielding debt on their on their books that they should get rid of that if you have credit card debt if you have student loans if you have car loans even a mortgage at these generationally low rates if you're getting three and
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a half percent you're paying on your mortgage if you can't earn that in the marketplace in a safe way you might as well pay that off so getting out of debt we feel is really really important because one of the themes here is that when you have rising resource costs food and fuel shelter would be that rent or or your overall mortgage payment is those start to rise up but your income stays flat you're just getting squeezed and debt is a stone cold killer when you've got that kind of a situation rising up it's basically stagflation for everybody but the point one percent at this stage what we don't like when we're looking across this landscape is we see everything that we would characterize as a risk or a pressure on the international financial system is now larger than it was in two thousand and eight and those pressures are things like derivatives are one hundred trillion higher the too big to fail banks are even larger sovereign debts are higher not lower we have all time highs now in consumer debt back on the on the books and what we don't have to support all of those things is that resumption of
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world growth which our hypothesis is we are not going to see that with oil over hundred one. dollars a barrel which we think is a permanent condition so that's the pressures we see building up resources aren't there in the cheap ways and amounts we need to have the growth that can sustain all of this additional debt and leverage that we're piling back into the system and that's a scenario i can't control that you can't nobody listening to this can what you can control is how exposed you are in case that scenario doesn't work out and that's where getting out of debt helps that's where investing in your homestead growing some of your own food if possible those sorts of things if you can do those those are really good at adding resilience into your personal landscape and i got to ask you chris these are some pretty gloomy expectations that the hell out of a room for optimism there so point blank what is this all going to happen when is it going to come crashing down i wish i knew that the whole economy is a is a complex system in the one thing scientists know about complex systems one of the big things is you can't predict when they're going to let go or how big the event
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is going to be it's like earthquakes you know we've been studying earthquakes forever but it still defies us when any fault is going to let go or how big the earthquakes going to be but we can tell you that if it hasn't let go in a defined period when it should have released the chance of a bigger earthquake coming sooner is higher and lower and so that's what we're looking at we look into this into this world landscape we think that the chance of a financial earthquake is now higher not lower for the reasons i just described and now that is the gloomy part if you are dependent on that system maintaining itself perfectly as it is we believe that there's actually an extraordinary amount of opportunity wrapped into the story as well but the first thing you have to understand is the direction the story is really going what are the biggest geo political and economic risks that investors will face over the next six to twelve months short term. well if it's iran that we're going to have some sort of an accident you know you've got japan pushing there or there of excel or rater to the floor just hoping beyond hope that they can wreck the and or least a base of the further they might succeed beyond their wildest dreams we still don't
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know how this whole thing is going to play out in europe or. the ukraine situation because of the russia aligning with china china's now off in the south china sea you know putting a drill rig in a place that vietnam is not happy with so there are a lot of geopolitical tensions any one of those could become the spark or in this case when you say the pin because we believe that we're in a in a large central bank inspired bible set of bubbles we've got bubbles and real estate again to clean the high end market we've got bubbles and equities everybody seems to be talking about that now and we have by this most importantly in our bond markets when you look at whether it's sovereign debt trading at all time low yields even for for spain are you kidding me and we have jumped at trading with five percent range in a five handle so when we look at all of those things we think that those bubbles like any bubbles are just in search of a pin will it be the japanese yen letting go will it be the geopolitical situation ukraine or something entirely different we don't know we just think it's
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a risk and so people need to be aware of those risks and position themselves accordingly and for us that means taking some of the money away from or taking some of your capital investment stored well out of that system and trying to get it into some other part of the system. now to politics that monetary policy as conducted right now are being driven in any substantial way by peak resource dynamics. now in the western world that i've detected at this point china absolutely as it has gotten into the story a number of other countries are behaving as if they understood peak resources right so you got china out there with their magic checkbook buying everything they can seemingly fairly priced and sensitive they're updating everybody for land in africa you know copper resources you name it now now that china i think obviously understands it much better than my own country i think my country is is expecting that the markets will always sort of be there and to provide whatever we need when we need it we just have to pay for it that's possibly true but when we just look at the geo political situation right now and round one resource energy the big piece
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of news that most people missed was a year ago russia and china signed a very major deal which was going to be putting basically twenty percent to start twenty percent of all of the current russian gas exports were going to be redirected towards china now russia doesn't have the capability to just turn a knob and get twenty percent more gas out of their field so the question that that got thrown under the table last year was where does that twenty percent come from more accurately who doesn't get that twenty percent and that twenty percent could go up to thirty three percent in the next few years after they start shipping to china so this is a really really big story this is why we're seeing a little bit of a disconnect between germany and the german people and particularly the german dust realists and corporations they're starting to really disconnect from the larger political story that angle a merkel and obama seem to want to carry which is that they want to teach putin a lesson of some sort it's a very dangerous game that's being played and here's the punch line of the story
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the united states can only defend what we consider to be our interests in that region of the world by getting there by boat china and russia can both walk to the places involved. that was chris martenson founder of peak prosperity dot com and now time for today's big deal. in today's big deal i'm joined by our team's political commentator. to discuss the latest testimony. chairman tom wheeler at the house energy and commerce subcommittee. now the f.c.c. has made many headlines recently because of its new proposal on net neutrality rules this proposal has received a lot of public criticism because it would allow broadband providers to strike deals that would prioritize some internet traffic over others the deal is not yet
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finalized right now though it is in the comment phase but today f.c.c. chairman testified on the issue of net neutrality so tell me about the testimony what did we say and what was the tenor of the conversation that already is opening statements chairman wheeler said right now there are new rules in place there's no laws in congress nothing keeping in place a free and open internet you know for net neutrality back in january the court struck down what rules the f.c.c. had created he talks is though he is a supporter of net neutrality and he claims he is he says that he supports a free and open internet he supports one internet that when a consumer goes to the internet service provider and pays for internet they're getting one new path the way in which they have access to the entire. world wide web so when he's going through this rule making process and last week they passed
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this proposal through to which starts the public comment phase we're not going to get any votes on final rules of the f.c.c. probably until september he's keeping that in mind how to preserve this idea of one internet that's continues to be free and open although the testimony in the back and forth with members of congress today in the house energy and commerce subcommittee assured the. makers are pretty skeptical of the pro cheese taking well that's my question you know in terms of the democrats and republicans my understanding is that they both had some pushback and some questions for about that but for different reasons can you tell us a little bit about that really want to break down two main issues here one of them is this idea of paid prioritization that's the sort of deals we've seen in the last few months with netflix reaching out to comcast and horizon and basically paying these internet service providers extra money to get a more direct route to customers. chairman wheeler's proposal seems to allow this sort of paid prioritization he says will to look at it on
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a case to case basis as long as it doesn't result in other content being blocked and is long as it's commercially reasonable which seems to be this vague term that nobody quite knows how that's divined and democrats have a problem with this idea of even allowing any sort of pay prioritization they're saying that that's going to fundamentally undermine net neutrality rules on the other side you've got republicans who are objecting to the proposal because it floats the idea of reclassifying the internet right now the internet's classified as the sort of information system which gives the f.c.c. not much leeway to regulate resit were to be reclassified as a public utility like a phone company the f.c.c. would have a lot more ability to regulate that but this is clearly something that republicans who are against most forms of regulation are very skeptical about him a voice of us earns at what hearing you know it seems to me that when you think
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about the fact that this was struck down arguably you could say that will is working within the rules that were established by the court so you know proponents of net neutrality why don't they actually go to the court rather than go to legislation rather than focusing on the f.c.c. because it's congress you know this congress isn't causing anything especially on an issue as contentious as many trouble you can really see party breakdowns on on whether or not you support the f.c.c. taking more action in preserving this free open internet and preventing companies from discriminating and charging. content providers more than one set of content providers more than the other set of content providers so congress is going to do anything ultimately it's going to be up to the f.c.c. here over the next four months in this public comment period in the hearings we're going to have in congress about this are going to be important on which way chairman wheeler. and the other member commissioners on the commission will eventually vote. you know i had one more question but i think that we're running
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out of time but let me ask you really quickly though do you think that this whole fast lane proposal is actually going to be enough or we have to see regulation down the fifteen so why don't the pay per position i think the concerns the democratic lawmakers put forward that this is going to fundamentally undermine the neutrality or right once you allow this fast lane and that's where the mud dollars are going to go to which means these regular lanes of traffic are going to degrade and eventually this content providers are going to deal with slower traffic if they can't afford the fast lanes thank you sam that was very informative i appreciate that and that's all for now for all of us had boom bust thanks for watching and we'll see you next.
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on larry king now the big bang theory star's miami all again melissa roush it's a show about the rest of us you know the shows i watched as a kid were lots of attractive people looking up in different permutations and our show is not that our show is about the other people who don't fit in and i spent years waiting tables and standing on a street corner handing out flyers to have people come to see stand up comedy and really there's not a tape night that we have that i don't go back to my dressing room and have to get in retouching my make up because i'm so grateful i'm very awkward when i get recognized and make it awkward for everyone in my surrounding environment i still go to the supermarket and i still go places with my kids in a baseball hat on for jim and for caylee especially that's very hard to do plus the most embarrassing moment on the set we had a soda or sheldon was supposed to spank amy off camera it was supposed to be audio only and in front of the audience cutlery decided he would like that to be done on
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camera and jim and i had not at all rehearsed people seeing him spanking me but it was it was embarrassing all next on larry king now. we're going to larry king our special guest today a miami i'll again melissa rouse their stars of the spanish c.b.s. sitcom and the number one comedy in television the big bang theory by ames character amy for off color is a neuroscientist and the love interest of physicist sheldon cooper infamously played by the emmy award winning jim parsons while melissa plays bernard that rustum koski although it's. so the moment that overweight was turned microbiologists the big bang theory season seven finale airs thursday may fifteenth
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at eight pm eastern time on c.b.s. by him why is this such a hit. i don't know i love because i have a degree i'm supposed to know these things. i guess it's our writing i think people want to watch characters that they care about and that they're interested in i think the relationships on our show do more than just make people laugh i think they make people think and feel connected in a certain way and it's a show about the rest of us you know the shows i watched as a kid were lots of attractive people who are going up in different permutations and our show is not that our show is about the other people who don't fit into sort of the other drive to she's there she's always saying that it's a constant battle with her she really just tears the doubt ability to think it's good i mean all the reasons that she just that one hundred percent we have an amazing team of writers and a great cast and i really do believe i mean everyone can relate to being an underdog at some point in their lives and that's why when you saw the script initially and the parts did you think this was going to go places well melissa and
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i was brought a bit before me in the third season i only appeared in the season finale of season three that you know i had never seen it it was actually kind of a fan favorite but we didn't really kind of see critical acclaim honestly not because melissa and i were added but after after season four and into five was when our show started getting nominated and i think that's when i don't know that's when we sort of became more than just a big a big deal with fans and more sort of people were saying oh it's actually a smart show these writers are really interesting melissa in a recent interview the showrunner steven miller a warning that season seven will see next week with a cliffhanger that has nothing to do with the fate of the core cast what did he mean. that's interesting i'm not sure a i think just. that this is the journey that these characters are on at this moment and it's not necessarily where they'll end up in the long run right last season we ended with leonard going away there it's true it's
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a very different kind of finale will we be shocked shocked surprised i think a little bit surprised yeah maybe confused you might have some confusing feelings you will be enjoying yourself so that i can say well we do a lot of that. we'll let it in penny tie the knot. that it looks like they are on that path is that the season finale is the season i mean it's going to do yeah or they. know my and your dating show them is going to marry him i don't know if amy and sheldon are going to get married you know we just had our first kiss early this year and that took three years so i think based on that trajectory we've probably got another three years till about something more than a kiss. i love i don't know they say consummate yeah yeah i don't know i mean we virtually consummated our relationship i guess it was last season yeah it was sort
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of directed by anthony which we had a dungeons and dragons episode where amy and sheldon virtually consummated their relationship which was very cute but now i think we're a ways off from that and i think sort of some of the interest in this relationship is in that sort of unusual this when we you and i would going to have a baby oh i don't know i don't know if it's in the cards any time soon based on burn it at voice and howard's mother's voice i think that's the vocal or add on that baby would be terrifying for he would be you know where it's going when you see scripts weekly how do you how does it work we do our table read wednesday morning and we get the scripts tuesday night then i mean that's all you know is the next episode i don't want to know anything. you input into the scripts not at all you know there is change a word well so you can you can go to bad if you say oh this word so awkward or you know this is something my character this feels weird but for the most part the writers know us better than we know ourselves they're the genius architects behind it and there is some controversy the chinese government has banned the big bang
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theory as well as several other popular american shows from streaming online the only way fans in china can view the shows up until april when the big bang theory was pulled was reviewed one point four billion times online what do you make of all this i mean i think we're both aware of that but we both heard about it i don't know if either of us really have any in enough information to comment on it we just know that we just produce the best show we can really well time speculated bedtime is moved stems from the belief that your test was too wild and crazy for the impressionable chinese you i suppose that's possible. i think that's all we're going to say if you understand why china did this. i really don't know enough about at random and all sorts of things were good company because and c.n.n. has historically had historically were in very good company so you know it's a broad now the shows renewed three more years or you were nude three more years yes we were you off so we know but if nothing else it would assume the fifth we
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know you will be there to leave. right so not yeah we don't know that that's the end our show has this and our show is a three year pick up but you know the business that secure you have that valuable item called she toured by i think in a lot of a lot of jobs in our country it's good to have job security very hollywood especially but yeah that is job security for sure what is this done to your life. well like you said the fact that i know i have a job to come back to after this summer is such a dream come true i spent years waiting tables and really yeah oh yeah and standing on a street corner handing out flyers to have people come to see stand up comedy and so this is definitely it's a dream come true and i was a fan of the show before i joined the cast and it really there's not a tape night that we have that i don't go back to my dressing room and have to get it retouch on my makeup and i'm so grateful arthur passing away was harder on
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children than he's ready to admit really hoping this will cheer him up to oh my god thoughtless of us to be could get starky. know it combines to have shelton's favorite things chocolate chips and the ability to destroy a planet at the push of a but. let me radio be my surprise for the boy. is interesting recently to sell hopefully it'll keep him full up for a while. ok let's get the fondant start decorating. pretty cool you know hegemony theorical kate. i wonder why that is. is it like ladies to come in and do a show. i've likened it to coming into high school about two weeks into your last year when everyone else has picked out their lockers and who they want to sit with at lunch it takes some time but everybody's been very welcoming and we've formed little relationships kind of with each person in different ways so what was
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it like for you i mean i said i was a fan of the show before when i got the audition i was so excited and then my first day on set i thought it was just going to be a one time thing and everyone was so welcoming and so nice and each person just went out of their way. to welcome me and introduce themselves what made the show enduring ome man well thank you and. i think the writing i think they do such a great job of balancing her character and her spunk with her. her. i guess. during it's. going to discuss more of this in the third set when do you see a little of yourself in her i see a lot of myself and. i know not to mix stripes and plaids but. i don't know i'm i was kind of a late bloomer socially and socially awkward still still. you're
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a mother i was so i'm a socially awkward mother my kids are socially awkward they're little bit i recently as levy on the show he says it's cool nowadays to be a nerd do you agree i definitely think that. nerds being cool is that very much and that is a guys now i think that i mean it's nice that i think smart women are being celebrated and that's an exciting exciting time to be going to be incredible fanbase of the show. i mean why boyle this isn't quite right i mean i think what's interesting is that our show is about the kind of people who watch our shows so we have a bunch of characters who are really interested in comic books and superhero movies and dungeons and dragons and things that a lot of our viewership is interested in as well so i think you have a real kind of camaraderie i think people don't necessarily feel like they're watching entertainers or actors they feel like they're watching people like them and when bill pretty and chuck lorie created the show that's exactly what they were
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trying to do bill prady was trying to show some of the types of personalities that he encountered in sort of his you know computer programming days you know i went to grad school for neuro science and i know people like all of these characters those are real people so i feel like they're they're very approachable that we're here for me it's an ins yeah it is the show get a lot of the letters too i hear from melissa's fans which is a funny thing yeah they do write my own and they that's how they get to me is what since it's like is that of puns dork. it is i mean it's a it's a great group of people everyone's extremely hard working and i use a lot of seriousness to our set to yeah i think everyone knows that they want to turn out the best possible show that they can every week so that's the focus it's a friendly oiled machine though you know marks and is has directed almost all of our episodes one director. yeah so he i mean he really he knows what he's looking at when he gets a script and you know i think for many of us there's some there's
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a lot of changes that happened in the week but i think you really kind of see us come to life in front of an audience and when we do tape night but all week it's sort of like going through you know different variations of what we're there for shut glory co-executor piers a rough but i mean his well it's a his the theory about him is that he's tough is he i think he's a genius and a wonderful wonderful man and my experience with him and i know my end as well is that he's a sweet loving caring man and he chip i think yeah i mean i would say if there's things that you know i mean if there's things that chuck wants done differently he says it and we all take that and everyone sort of knows that's how it works but i i had nothing but positive experiences with him and my rule is like he knows what's funny so has to do something different than what i'm doing just that the scripts often surprise you. i think surprise me and when you get this
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group awhile yeah i mean i laugh out loud when i get the scripts and my old apartment had very thin walls and kind of times my neighbors would comment cause i was either like practicing when i do like the mrs wiley what's imitation like they would hear that or they would hear me laughing and i've often been known to cry on to my script sometimes but yeah there are you know break the bones yeah i mean in front of an audience by then we've usually gotten our giggles come out of the way it's all i mean simon helberg who plays while oh it's he he has the ability to make me laugh pretty much any time when all of us are in a scene together that's weird sometimes drabble starts and we make each other laugh because it's it's like playtime for us and we're like you know what he has to sit there a long time right it doesn't shoot quick they get to sit time they seem to be having a long as it's like to do a show for five hours some time on a house where we are going to break when we come back more with the big bang theory
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lead the band smartly force led to the biblical enslavement and the finish line a. leg following the birth of. the leg lamp her leg. a leg it was terrible a leg very hard to take on the legs again the among a lot that had sex with her hair play a little. play.
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live the i'm. led. lead. led the people. but the way you were standup comedy right i was going to do any of that i haven't done it recently but that's how i got my start in new york and i start doing it while i was at college and. it was my bread and butter before i could funny whenever people say like who is the funniest person i thought she is wicked funny that you like so she with you. sure i mean i like being associated with jim parsons
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i think he's a comedic genius and. i was actually in beaches when i was a little girl i played the young midler and that was sort of what changed my life but yeah i did blossom for five years as a teenager and then i left and came back and really showbusiness mother i guess so i my parents were immigrants of first generation americans and public school teachers so i was in school plays and things i would have done tree my great grandma my grandparents are from poland the czech hungary border russian ukraine border any possibility of a blossom or you know i think chuck lorie owns me now so you'd be the one. that's like that to happen although i don't have a list of it but in a class of stock. in the middle of the most successful hollywood career you decide to get a ph d. in neuroscience why i fell in love with science in high school i was tutored you know all through high school when i was working a lost them and i fell in love with science i had an amazing female mentor and
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decided that i wanted a regular life i was never really a typical showbiz kid so i left the industry for a total of twelve years i had two kids there now five and a half and eight and i got my degree and was teaching and started auditioning kind of randomly i had never seen the big bang theory and was involved in to audition for it. is a ph d. come in handy on the set you know actors are hired to play other people without needing any training in that field so now i don't need to have a ph d. in neuroscience to play a neuro scientist and people always say to me like oh do you tell the. asked what everything means and say no no one's really interested at all in my future you must check if you talk about it do you. do you. go and you know the so no plenty of our writers have science backgrounds or have spouses who have science background they definitely do not maybe dr david salzberg is our physics consultant from u.c.l.a. you know anything about those issues nothing that i didn't know what is meant
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quickly by the term muros so that's the brain and nervous system like neurologists exactly and are all just as an m.d. i'm a p.h.d. you're a proponent of attachment parenting right sure speed through all the time that's actually not part of attachment parenting i happen to have breastfed for a long time but taboos are in touch with your parenting is. usually a broader umbrella term referring to things like natural birth for safely sleeping with your child breastfeeding but not necessarily for a long time positive discipline not hitting your children that's actually one of the main tenets of attachment parenting but there's not like attachment parenting police that take away your children if you don't what is did i did you do it i was studying neuroscience and i met i met a group of people who were parenting this way and i was really appealed to me is that they didn't yell at their children or give them time outs or threaten them and their children actually were behaved and nice people to be around and i was studying i was studying neuro development and i was studying the hormones of human attachment and basically what i was seeing was pretty much reflected in the science
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so it made sense to me but i know it's a little bit what i make of attach a very thing well based on my own children who are wonderful wonderful boys i think it's fantastic if you're not a parent yet i'm not a parent nor are you married i am married you won't want to be a burned out a mother actually eventually yeah i would like to be what is your husband do he's a writer we write together where writing we met as in college and became writing partners and then got together after that on the breast feeding us but that's the. what neuroscience does your. signals signals are delivered to the brain when a child breast feeds and that stimulates the mother's body to produce hormones that facilitate human bonding and also allow milk to be released. whenever is compatible for the mother in the child there's nothing wrong with breastfeeding a child older than six months or a year you can choose when and how you do it but there are still nutritional and
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immunological properties to breast milk my feeling is you know if you can still give a bottle you can breast feed that's the way mammals feed their babies were were no different than other mammals you don't breast feed the eight year old or the five and a half year old but neither both of them are happily weaned i'm not actually eve recipes from my end they going through the rest of us are my own you can deal with it as you know. how and you've been a very good been vegan about six years vegetarian almost twenty what led you to begin is a lot of other things it is going is i mean i actually read jonathan safran foer his book eating animals and sort of the premises you know if you're going to pick where to draw the line it's sometimes easier to erase the line so i no longer feel guilty or have to wonder where eggs are berries coming from i simply don't eat those things and i don't feel guilty or would do anything anything make anything that a mother i mean the mother i don't mean anything that had a mother so what do you eat fruits vegetables grains pasta. all sorts of salads and they begin table is recipes right it's yeah i mean there's dr g.
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gordon is a pediatric nutritionist and pediatrician and so he wrote that interesting stuff with me but yeah it's actually recipes that i've had in my family there's a lot of jewish recipes that i've made begin that you know i thought i've never had a jewish. mother would i know my make i make all sorts of jewish recipes and shouldn't google there is there is a lot to go of the fake method lushin came up with looks and it is a book that we should there. yet is what idea what you should know from. what's the background of the route it's austria and german my father was from austria are really this true for most of us so was my grandfather and my mother was from byelorussia minutes now we have some social media questions for you ok by the way the book is begin table by my m. l. it came florrie's on instagram between the two of you who has a better scene was. if we've ever we've never been we've never had
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a contest i think you're like more trained and i am i know that i was in you have a new theory of that we're going to go after i do not karaoke i've never done that now callen sirrah get on facebook what's your favorite amy and burd a bit moment from the show. we drink together yeah without any high like a parking spot episode where we got into it over the parking oh yeah a long time ago. i just had to yell at you so i remember that jay says are all eighty eight instagram wants to know who's the funniest offset and i vote for well i i vote for simon it melissa is the most surprising funny person like you'll say things that i can say and they're really funny and she stand up she said i know i said she's we can go to joe brown what are your plans after the show in oh man you'll be good and so it's probably yeah yeah medicare i would be nice i don't know
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i mean i don't know just to far away yeah i mean i'm not going away i mean melissa is a really talented writer so i see big things for her. and i'm going on twitter how does the cast handle all of the fame that goes with being part of a number one show very well i think every director was really right yeah i mean. i still go i still go to the supermarket and i still go places with my kids you know baseball hot and i'm grateful that i can still do that you know i think for jim and for caylee especially that's very hard to do so you know we kind of all deal with it differently where you move i am very awkward when i get recognized and make it awkward for everyone in my surrounding environment i talk too long or i am really awkward and make the person feel highly uncomfortable. via twitter as my i'm what's your number one favorite begin dish and why oh gosh it's so hard to pick i don't know. you have a favorite if there was
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a last meal what would your vote last meal of the reso in there i'd say there's a beacon rizzo in there but i go on twitter who have the first big bang baby on the show wow i don't know well i guess this one has already had them when i mean. on the go i was on that show well i don't know i mean break it i don't it could go any way really you know three females and. little game of if you only knew what was your first job. johnny rockets waitress you were a johnny i was a johnny rockets and i gather with bamboos and friends for a while yeah and i did a little singing with. the freehold new jersey johnny rockets first job my first acting job i was in a stand winston horror film called from can had yeah i was a little wee eleven and a half first car chevy cavalier wow. a song stick shift. you know most emotional moment on the set because there are so many for me if. you
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go oh we had a soda or sheldon was supposed to spank amy off camera it was supposed to be audio only and in front of the audience truck laurie decided he would like that to be done on camera and jim and i had not at all rehearsed people seeing him spanking me it was like it was embarrassing him we're still edition oh oh oh my audition for a musical back in new york and i was doing the gilda radner let's talk dirty to the animals and i froze and that song is all curse words so it just sounded like i was spewing curse words as i was trying to catch up to the music it was it was very very embarrassing and i was yeah i cried and i was a child i mean i was twelve it was a chips ahoy audition and i you were supposed to two girls auditioning and you basically had to just vie for attention for the camera i couldn't do it i just let the other girl get all the camera angle on her and i started crying and then i was mean. it not acting what oh oh.
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maybe some sort of a cook chef neuro science for me would probably be neuro science or i'd be a stay at home mom left on a desert island three things you want to bring oh my husband. want to bring your husband to that is i mean great. a pad of paper could that count as one yes and not a rule the joke a thank you and and some fresh water. because it's so cheesy i'd i'd bring the old testament i bring the toro i'm a person who was learning thank god i would i would know you produce imo yeah i'm a pretty jewish jewish person but i just feel like even if you keep people those things but i think also just in terms of something to read i would want that i would want my mont blanc pen. i'd need music i'd take any bob dylan album this moment. i think giving birth to my second son home birth in the living room yeah i
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did a home birth and i like my first son a lot but doing it in the house really made me incredibly proud for my second i would say having my family come to the taping of the big bang and say meme really have i get all emotional thinking about do you have a dream costar to washington for me saying i don't know what project that would be that i would work with denzel washington on broadway resume oh he's doing reasons. meryl streep not that you both are terrific and i think you know i think for having us my thanks to my m b i what. the book is a miami. table recipes for the brave. good thanks to my umbrella ten and melissa rush be sure to tune into the season seven finale of their show and television's number one comedy the big bang theory it is thursday may fifteenth that eight pm eastern also though forget about copy of my
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arms new cookbook my arms begin table as always you can find me on twitter we pinch things to see and that's time. i'm at that. site. i think. trying to. do and thank all the. money and other families that for politicians right. out. there too but. today's.
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hello everyone i'm abbie martin and this is a break in the set so as the ukraine unrest continues the country's becoming a more dangerous place for journalists just today graham phillips a freelance journalist for our team he was detained by the ukrainian national guard in the southeastern city of mary or earlier philips a british citizen was able to speak to r.t. by phone ins that have been questioned by authorities about his views on the ukrainian crisis he also said his laptop and bullet proof vest had been confiscated but they had not been injured also an arab r t arabic news crew was barred from entering the country today this news comes on the heels of two russian journalists working for the organization life news also being detained by ukrainian forces over
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the weekend and get this when asked about their capture of a state department briefing today the state department's response was that they're not actually journalists or their capture has led to a twitter campaign using the hash tag save our guys were just since gone viral on russia and yesterday the organization for security and cooperation in europe sent a letter to the ukrainian interior ministry demanding that these journalists be released indeed over the course of the conflict numerous journalists been detained and harassed by various forces on the ground including vice journalist simon trust skied back in april and was later released so if you think that detaining and intimidating any journalist in a place where we need them the most is a severe violation of international law and join me and let's break the set. please. please. please very hard to take a. look. at the matter how exactly would that hurt
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their little. sleep. sleep sleep sleep. sleep. sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep. sleep. sleep. for the last half century an organization comprised of the global elite called the build a bear group has been meeting around the world with almost zero official press coverage it's an annual policy summit where the top one hundred and twenty of the world's power brokers and banking tech media defense and politics get together to discuss global policy and that's pretty much the extent of what we now because
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there's almost zero transparency about what actually goes on on the inside and despite the virtual media blackout grassroots and citizen journalists are filling the void and earlier i spoke to one such journalist paul dose of watson who's on his way to copenhagen denmark for this year's meeting ever ask him why build a bridge is different than the c.f.r. trilateral commission or any other if areas d.c. think tank pretty well laughs and often cites that claim a little bit has no influence is no on the power what roky organization but we have several concrete examples where they do influence. for example when we flash the full the nato secretary general i had an interview with a build your radio station back in two thousand and ten where he said the bill that would members all required to implement. the policy that they discuss out build a big meeting in their relative sweet sphere of influence so the fact that the media comes out with this claim that it's a media talking shop and that they have no power no influence over global affairs
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is disproven not only by building both members themselves too late at mit but they all are tasked with formulating the policy that later influences world affairs also we have several concrete examples of build a book setting the policy for an agenda and it later coming true the primary example is the euro which was discussed as far back as nine hundred fifty five we have leapt bilbo documents obtained by the b.b.c. where they schemes to introduce the trade every year for the european union which would later become the euro single currency and of course in the one nine hundred ninety s. that came to be and that's been the on the chairman of the build a bird group bragged in the e.u. or exert that the euro single currency was the brainchild of the bill bird group just the fact that it meets just once a year and extremist secrecy and that's what i wanted to talk to you about is this secrecy from within also the virtual media blackout on the meeting why is the
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world's media not interested in a three day policy summit for billionaires and politicians it's mainly because some of the people who own the media are all themselves build of members i mean you can look at katharine graham of the washington post the washington post the decades ignored all downplay the influence of the bill book group yet katharine graham the owner of the washington post was a builder member and they're only in forcing their own chatham house rules which is not to discuss anything that goes on at build bird so that's why they do it they're in on the scam paul you've been covering the summit for years how are journalists and activists treated who want to go there and cover the medians. well it's interesting i would be because last year when bill the move was held in watford wee hours involved was reporters booked weeks in advance to state the grove hotel and watford in england which was the site of the twenty thirteen bill but conference
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days before build a bird members were set to arrive so we were going to check out at least two days before they even arrived but they found up about three days before hand cancelled our hotel bookings and said that we were quote a security threat and that's the reason why they had to cancel our bookings so we know that the host government of each country which billed to meet every year is involved in the security preparations so the very fact that we that we merely wanted to stay there for a day before and basically just film to biddy oh you know it wasn't as if we were planting surveillance books to spy on bill but members proves how paranoid they are about any scrutiny whatsoever from independent media because as we just discussed they can rely on the fact that mainstream media is not going to investigate it so the fact that they're so paranoid about any type of inquiry from alternative media
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proves that this shadowy group is sinister it is plotting global affairs sometimes one sometimes two years in advance and again i mean will hutton the editor of the observer who was a builder who tend need said in one nine hundred ninety server that the consensus established is the backdrop against which will policy is made so that what they don't want leaked to the public you know as i understand the collusion between foreign diplomats politicians and corporate c.e.o.'s stands in violation of something called the logan act paul i know that you've talked about there's a talk about what building burned meetings are doing to undermine democracy and why people should even care about what's going on there. i think the main reason people should care is an example i would cite out. two thousand and six bill but meeting in ottawa canada which of course two years before the economic collapse in two thousand and eight they were there plotting not only the collapse of the economy but popping the housing bubble we actually are leaked information out bill burke
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sources in two thousand and six that they were plotting preparing themselves financially to benefit from the economic collapse in two thousand and eight which of course later transpired so that's why people should care this is this is about centralizing power this is about benefiting from future global events that they are not only aware of but they're involved in the planning of so the the fact that they were there two years before the economic collapse and you can check this one you two articles we wrote about it back in two thousand and six with had dance knowledge of the economic collapse while people later on believing their jobs losing their homes because of the global financial crisis bill the word was set in a balance to profit from it and they're going to do so again with this t i p p agreement lastly i mean do you think that the extreme secrecy surrounding the meetings causes people to maybe over speculate maybe give too much credit to what
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takes place behind closed doors just because it's utterly lacking in transparency it's the tyranny of consensus obviously build the big numbers will claim that they don't take votes they don't sign treaties they don't set policy but what is firmly established is that they set the consensus for the members who attend remember this is this is the google c.e.o. eric schmidt this is jeff bezos from amazon massive global power brokers with extreme influence in what happens in the world so they know what's going to happen they set it and people are unaware of it the protests that get bigger and bigger as you said much to the chagrin of bill berg they corralled us into this free speech and every year by thing. their influence is only way more and more people listen to protest book you know they say it's private it's just a private meeting we shouldn't worry about it why we complaining about it it's not private it's public it's paid for by taxpayers last year and what's the it's the
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equivalent of seven hundred fifty thousand dollars was paid by taxpayers to build a big security so for them to claim it's just a private meeting it's nobody's business is complete. absolutely insane that you so much paul being there on the ground covering what's going on paul joseph watson really appreciate it thank you. since initial stories on edward snowden's and as a leak all we've heard from the national security agency is the same tired defense of mass dragnet surveillance we're just collecting metadata metadata of course refers to the record of an individual's online and cell activities such as call records and browsing history but not the actual content of said activity of course as much as the n.s.a. would love to portray the collecting of metadata as unobtrusive and knock us it's far from the case besides being able to paint a very clear picture of
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a person by uncovering all their associations and interests just consider what former n.s.a. director michael hayden recently said we kill people based on their. sounds like a real innocent surveillance tactic to me but here's the thing thanks to a stunning new report by the intercept that we now know that at least some of the n.s.a.'s mass spying programs go way beyond the so-called metadata when it comes to international surveillance going to top secret documents obtained by journalist glenn greenwald and more poydras the n.s.a. is recording every single phone call on the island nation of the bahamas you heard me right this is recording and storing the audio virtually every phone call made in the country of about three hundred seventy thousand people without the knowledge or consent of the government the program is called so mall get and allows the n.s.a. to store phone conversations for up to thirty days which agents can then go back and listen to at their leisure now along with the bahamas so mom get is being
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employed in one other country that we know of however according to greenwald may mean that country is a security risk and could be defamed tallies as she's decided to withhold its name yet wiki leaks has criticized greenwald decision as threaten to release the name of the other country although it's unclear whether wiki leaks actually have the documents to do so but for now here's what we do know so mall get is just one part of a larger surveillance program known as mystic mystic monitors telecommunication data in five different countries along with the two countries in which it collects all phone audio the program also vacuums up metadata and mexico kenya and the philippines but all these revelations raise the question as to why the u.s. would target the bahamas a place that the state department itself has described as a country where quote there is a little to no threat facing americans from domestic terrorism war or civil unrest
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or according to the intercept the n.s.a. uses legal wiretapping requests by the da to install backdoor entries to harm in telecommunications systems in fact in one of the published slides the n.s.a. brags about how so miles. that was used to track an individual who was selling marijuana to the u.s. to mexico of course stopping tropical pot dealers goes just a tad to be on the n.s.a.'s national security mandate to say the least furthermore there is no way that the technology this powerful and expensive would merely be used to prevent drug trafficking corner the intercept one of the leaked documents describes the bahamas as a testing ground for someone gets capabilities given the country's small population in close proximity to the u.s. it would indeed serve as an ideal petri dish for the n.s.a. as twisted social experiments look we should all be completely outraged at the news that the n.s.a. is usurping the privacy rights of global citizens and now they have definitive
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proof that the surveillance state is retro actively listening to an entire country's phone calls debating the importance of metadata is suddenly the least of our concerns. coming up i'll talk to the air of the baskin robbins fortune about why he's taking on the dairy industry stay tuned.
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live. live. live . live. in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want. if you grew up in a family in which you were expected to be heir to a multibillion dollar company you probably wouldn't question the product being sold
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let alone turn against it especially if that project was delicious ice cream because come on it's ice cream that's exactly what john robbins did see robbins as the son of irv robbins co-founder of the baskin robbins ice cream dynasty and as a young man robin discovered the effects dairy has on the human body and decided to opt for a plant based diet instead ever since then he's promoted to sustainable living philosophy and has taken on corporate food giants from the dairy industry to coca-cola he's also the author of several books on nutrition and the sustainable food movement including no happy cows dispatches from the front lines of the food revolution on earlier i spoke to robbins and i began by asking him why he chose to reject his father's ice cream and hire. well my dad died five years many years before that this is my early twenty's. i decided i didn't want to do that with my life my uncle baskin my dad's partner and brother in law died of
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a heart attack in his early fifty's it was a very matter of you know a lot of ice cream and i asked my dad when i doubted you think there could be a connection and my father said no no it's father just is jigger just got tired and stopped working. and i summited couldn't consider the possibility there could be a connection between ice cream and heart disease because by that time he had sold more ice cream and made more ice cream than any human being would ever lived on the planet you know want to think about it that way but i did and i didn't want to sell a product it was harming anybody or undermining anybody's stuff so i walked away from baskin robbins and the money it represented to live a life dedicated really and committed to helping people live healthier lives john you've repeated they've taken on the national dairy council here in america that we grow up thinking that cow milk does the human body good keep it bunk some of the supposed benefits of milk consumption yes happily so because you have a great they do propagate that believe in that we all need the calcium from
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thousand oaks they have strong bones and you know milk is species specific the the nutrient profile the fatty acid profile the protein levels and types of proteins that are found in each type of milk cows milk or rat milk are going to go to very different cows milk is designed to take a ninety pound cat and grow it to about four hundred fifty pounds in one year and if you look at the mirror and you see an herb of war with the tail and or and and you want to gain about four hundred pounds a year cow's milk is maybe the way you want to go but really you know not even adult cows drink cow's milk. how did we start consuming cow's milk as adults it's anathema to me and it doesn't fit with our metabolism and our body we don't need the calcium from it all the studies show despite the propaganda from the industry that the people who drink the most know can eat the most cheese and ice cream and yogurt and so forth have the highest rates of us to
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oprah says the highest rates of pretty hip fractures. we don't do well with the calcium that's again no because there's other things and delve deeply to calcium stores in the body. we can absorb calcium from foods like broccoli and kale and cabbage far greater much higher percentage of that is actually absorbed in the body and it doesn't come with other substances that counteract that calcium so you want to have strong bones actually oddly and counter-intuitively don't treat no indonesia choose to eat greens and what about digestion what about how many people are intolerant to lactose i mean you talk about just how the human body can really digest the milk. well different people different descent different ethnic origins have different degrees of lactose intolerance it's very very high people of african
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descent people of asian descent it's over ninety percent are lactose intolerant people of the talian descent very very high levels of lactose intolerant really the only people in the world that have low levels of lactose intolerance are called cation descent. and we've been told that we all should drink lots of milk what ironically most of us can't even actually. digest the protein in that's what actually is the problem fascinating and very very fascinating why john i mean you're asking how do we began doing this i don't know but but why is it continued to be propagated so so much in our society where milk is literally taught as an essential dietary supplement not even to mention the whole got milk ad campaign here i mean is the industry really that strong. it's that profitable and they have had the backing of the us government you us department of agriculture for decades and decades so the u.s.d.a.
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is actually mandated to promote the sale of us carry products it's another one of its mandates counterattacked tech contradictorily to it is to. oversee the nutritional education in the country so the u.s.d.a. is responsible for what gets taught in schools and it's also just trying to promote the sale of dairy products it's it's a it's a conflict of interests built into the mandates of the us yet it's insane really and it's led to people thinking people being taught in schools and certainly barraged by ads that reinforce this the no does a body good that we all need to milk is nature's most perfect food which it is for baby calves i'm up for a human being. on a beer years ago you joined a law and so in the california milk or and over there happy cows come from california adds what was particularly misleading to you about that ad campaign.
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everything that they had pictures of a cows grazing in beautiful pasture land and those and said milk a happy cows produce great cheese and bike of california cheese those ads were taken to auckland new zealand the photographs were good because the whole california milk production system is based in the central valley and it's dry there it's all dry feedlots those cows never see a blade of grass in their entire lives and the ads had catchy little lines like so much grass so little time you know so much b.s. really in your eyes is there any way to produce dairy products or manly. yes but only small scale it would have to be organic and it's still not something that the human body needs or should have reacted to it for optimum nutrition and certainly it can be done in
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a far more humane way than the industry in the united states as it has developed it can be done without genetically engineered growth hormones it can be done without biotechs although currently eighty percent of the dairy products produced in the united states contain antibiotic residues. so there are ways it can be improved but for the consumer i think of the less dairy products in your diet be healthier you're going to be you're also endorsing a campaign on your website to boycott coca-cola i want to give our viewers some examples of products they might be surprise or produced by the company and why people should join the boycott yes we are calling for a boycott of coca-cola is natural grants coca-cola owns honest tea they own all the quality of zico coconut water they own all of it's a variety of purity orange is another one vitamin waters and other these are brands that people in the natural foods people shop at whole foods markets and want their
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food to pieces of lead produce will tend to buy they don't buy a lot of coca-cola precisely but they buy these other products that are owned by usually not knowing their own bite and then the profits from our purchase of honesty in these other products go to coca-cola and coke has been using their income streams. to fight g.m.o. labeling we're going to meet with coca-cola executives hopefully the president soon and say look stop funding these efforts stop carrying monsanto's water i'm right there with you a john roberts amazing to talk to you author social activism to get on again and talk about a lot more thanks so much thank you. breaking news guys another american institution is teetering on the edge of collapse see last week and u.s.p.s.
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reported a nearly two billion dollar loss for the quarter and while people point to the rise of digital communication as the main factor behind the scenes it's a far more insidious reason than us piazza standing on its last legs or break it all down r.t. political commentator san sachs alone and man so what did congress do back in two thousand and six to put the usenets postal service in such dire straits well they passed this law called the postal accountability and hence made out and what the bill basically did is it forced the post office to set up this new retire health benefits program which seems all well and good set up this program to fund health benefits for future retirees unfortunately they require the post office to fund it seventy five years into the future essentially paying for benefits for people who haven't even been born yet or people who are babies and have no thought about working for the post office yet and that means that the post office only has to pay five in the law require the post office to prefund this huge benefit that goes seventy five years in the future in a matter of just ten to fifteen years so the post office had to do is spend five
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billion dollars every year contributing to this fund a requirement that no other government agency or business has ever had to comply with and what you see is in two thousand and six the post office is making money and they have been profitable for the last four years as well two thousand and six was the peak mail volume year for the post office but this law is passed requiring them to contribute five billion dollars every year and what you see after that is they lose five billion dollars and they continue losing year in and year out from there and you start hearing these calls suddenly from conservatives saying we need to privatized the post office this is a disaster. it just it's actually really devastating and as someone who mails a lot of artwork out is fed act. like painting these congressmen to pass these outrageous bill that is that is they're like a bad x. lobby i mean and of course privatization is always this is the argument that it's good for you know it's put in a free market however for this subject it's not better right and i think privatization is
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a lot of these people are saying the word privatization but that's not really the right word because the post office is not a government agency itself funded it relies on stamps to to finance all of its costs so when they say privatization they're making everyone think that it's some agency that's funded by taxpayers funded by the government not true at all what they really want is corporatization what they really want is you see the post office it's got a half million the united workers they all collect pretty decent wages and the you see these these vulture capitalists want to get their hands on this billion dollar multibillion dollar year industry of mail so fed ex and u.p.s. that have high overhead costs to pay c.e.o.'s and that are in the process yes u.p.s. and fed ex i have unions but these are private sector companies and we see the way the private sector unions are growing so once you can move over in that direction you can start crushing those unions as well so i see it more as corporatization what's going on here how can people make more money off mailing letters or cross write their wages are clearly lower exciter i want to play a clip from representative peter de fazio talking about this really interesting. i
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guess we've become the first developed nation on earth without a postal service just like we're the only developed industrial nation on earth without universal health care where the best. love that what can we do to save us national treasure sam change this law that was passed in two thousand and six you ease the burden of five billion dollars a year the post office has to pay every year plus there's been a report showing that they've paid anywhere between twenty five and seventy five billion dollars overpayment to a retirement system at the treasury department has them fix these accounting things in the post office will be profitable and said you see lawmakers looking to end sixty delivery cut five delivery closing lots of post offices laying off massive workers all the wrong idea it's really unfortunate we need to we need to step up sam sachs really appreciate you coming on and that's our show you guys join me again tomorrow when to break the set again.
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i'm. i'm. kind. i'm very. much and i'm the family politician right. here just to let.
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i suspect. they would like to do is go did you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution so far and that's because a free and open prize is critical to our democracy right col brooks. wrote i'm. going to go on i'm sorry and on this show we would be a little picture of what's actually going going on will we go beyond identifying the problem to try rational debate in a real discussion critical issues facing our family members ready to join the movement then welcome the third. longshot arbonne in washington d.c. and here's what's coming out tonight on the big picture. at hearings on capitol hill that i have to see chairman tom wheeler heard complaints about is new net
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neutrality rules from both republicans and democrats so there's going to listen to more of that would like to have an tonio in just a moment also six states across the country are holding primaries today to nominate and it's for the november midterm elections stablish for republicans like mitch mcconnell be able to hold off their tea party challengers will discuss that and more in tonight's big picture politics pam and the war on workers can be traced back to one man ronald reagan tell you why and tonight's delete them. you need to know this congress has now joined the fight over net neutrality less than a week after his agency formally proposed new rules that would allow internet fast lanes cable lobbyist turned f.c.c.
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chairman tom wheeler testified that a house submitted a subcommittee of communications and technology all the hearing covered a wide range of topics the main focus was on the f.c.c. these new net neutrality rules rules that if put into effect could pretty much kill the internet as we know it really was adamant today that those rules are actually good for american consumers. i've consistently said that there is only one internet there's not a fast internet and slow internet there's not special services internet now there is one internet and the consumer when the consumer buys access to the internet they are buying access to the full internet and that's what our rules attempt to protect not everyone agreed with the chairman however as expected many committee members like anna eshoo
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a california democrat who represents silicon valley told him they had various serious concerns about his plan. i don't want this to become an auction selling off the best in bits and pieces or some pay for faster lanes others can't pay they get stuck in a slow lane some giant company blocking content and others discriminating so they can sell their stuff to keep the other guys stuff stymied. at the same time though other committee members like illinois republican john shimkus praised the f.c.c. as planned because said he liked the idea of companies paying for a fast lane. kind of like the idea of incentivizing people who want to use more making them pay more to incentivize those who carry someone may want to build out more so that's kind of where i come from but while many republicans like shimkus were supportive of the f.c.c.
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is new rules others like bob a lot of ohio so they were worried about those same rules because they keep open the possibility of regulating the internet under title two of the telecommunications act which is walk speak for regulating that like a common carrier like the phone company. i'm concerned with some of the proposals emerging the f.c.c. particularly in consideration of requesting broadband internet access services telecommunications service under total to the communications act this policy would be an extreme exercise of government overreach and likely regulating the internet owners' hail to the telecommunications act like a phone company is actually the best way to protect net neutrality the phone company after all can't listen in on your telephone conversation and then decide to charge you based on the content of your conversation or the person to whom you're talking ironically if the f.c.c. had its way from the get go common carrier status like that would even be in the conversation the f.c.c.
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only said it was doing it was open to doing so last week after activists and tech companies blasted wheeler's original plan to rewrite the rules ultimately it's those activists and tech companies who will be the key to keeping the in that open and free is of republicans in congress the f.c.c. chairman and former lobbyist wheeler left in charge the internet the last great frontier of open free communication would be dead before you know joining me now for more on this is mike papantonio america's lawyer and host of ring of fire radio ring of fire t.v. pap welcome back. how are you just great during the hearings today tom wheeler said over and over again he wants to protect and open internet your thoughts. guys a fraud tom wheeler is an absolute fraud he comes from the industry as a lobbyist he made millions of dollars as a lobbyist bidding for the various tree that he's supposed to be overseeing right now he was appointed to that position by president obama for
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a very specific reason and that reason is to deliver this dual internet haven't they have not internet now why would obama be interested in it because obama has to be he has to make paybacks here tom understand this is this is. you had an industry you had a t.n.t. you had comcast you had risin that were basically an extension of the n.s.a. there were spying on americans and they're talking point was gee whiz we're not really making any money doing this we don't really mean to harm our customers doing this but they were doing it knowing that there was going to be a pay day this is the pay day it is like a money bonanza for a.t.m. tea in these carriers and what's happened here is now tom wheeler has his marching orders and that is to make the public believe that there is a real meaningful discourse here make the public believe that when they e-mail us and write us letters and call us that we're really listening the truth is it's over
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this is an industry that was already granted immunity total immunity first spying on americans because they knew it was worth their effort to do this look these folks have been looking at this for a long time variety is an eighteen do you have one of this for a long time they knew when they handed over your messaging and your telephone records in your tweets and all this information that they could glean from you they knew if they were the n.s.a.'s boy hang and. and it over with no questions asked there would be a payday they also knew that this president obama along with bush were willing to give them immunity to do that think about this two thousand and six no investigation at all of the of a t. and t. and verizon when they knew they were working with the n.s.a. because obama said there will be no investigation passable we're up against here if it's over than what should we do just go meet at the bar i have
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a couple of martinis i'm in no no i you know better than that i never think of that i think i think fight but fight with your eyes open here is that look part of the fight is the inability to get this very message that we're talking about out there the very fact that the reporter that looks of this doesn't have enough damn sense to connect the dots and understand that a t.n.t. is merely an extension of the n.s.a. these days and how do you pay him back look he was complaining you know we're losing our customers people are mad at us because we're spying on them because we're taking all of their records but they knew there was a payday so that payday is going to be delivered by tom wheeler and the very disarming thing about tom wheeler is he looks honest he sounds he sounds honest he sounds like a guy that really is interested in this discourse and that he's really listening just be aware he's not listening the better avenue tom and rather than trying to
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communicate communicate with wheeler is to do what we're doing right here and let people know that this is a fixed game and it has been a fixed game and let them know that this president this president these progressive absolutely love they love obama he's one of us he's the best we could do understand this president wants this to happen and there's going to be a have and i have not internet and if you are the activist if you're a critic of eighty and t. or verizon if you're a competitor then. we're going to buffer you out of business they're going to freeze you out of business with frozen images they're going to non-delivery you out of at of out of existence and you know the rule that if somebody is watching this right now and it's buffering they're changing the channel and that's what they're going to do with critics and competitors an activist who say what they don't want our political opponents who say what they don't want this is a president understand and this president could solve this really easy he could
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walk across the street and have a heart to heart with you and say what in the hell were you doing when you invited this idea for a dual type of have and have not is so what you were doing so pat take control of this right now are you suggesting that we should be lobbying the president or are you saying that because this is an on deal that's ok i mean is there a loss as to how are we my. the approach is attack attack attack with this kind of thing with the internet with the blogs attack attack attack and right when you think you've attacked enough that's just the beginning this president has got to be held responsible for the damn stuff he does when he chooses not to want to prosecute wall street so many progressive sit back and sell geez our president we've got to get along with this president could stop this right now he could have a conversation with tom wheeler and say what in the hell do you think you're doing
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taking away the internet from the american people he doesn't have conviction in very virtually anything these days he is without conviction if he had conviction he would stop this now the way to do it is attack him attack tom wheeler attack everybody that you can by way of internet by way of blogs every way that you can by way of independent newspapers by way of letters to the editor by way of television shows just like this we have to speak up and it won't take place by simply writing a letter to the f.c.c. because it is going down right into the trash can because they've made up their mind already. so spread the word wake people up and get ready for the next elections. you know my having somebody over next. all the way i have a feeling is going to come down to my patagonia thanks so much for being with us thank you. in other news british journalist graham phillips who works as
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a freelance stringer for r t has been taken captive by the ukrainian national guard while reporting in madill poll city in eastern ukraine phillips told r.t. as english bureau of his capture earlier today the channel has had no contact with him since his camera his camera man misha was with him when he was kidnapped right of journalists to cover war zones is an essential part of the free press graham phillips is a legitimate and solid reporter and needs to return to freedom and safety as soon as possible. coming up michigan guardsmen just in a macho was once again using is once again using the national defense authorization act to push through n.s.a. reforms but is n.s.a. reform already as good as dead more on that in tonight's big picture politics panel right after the break.
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we'll. technology innovations and all the developments from around russia. to the future covered. i marinate join me. for kinda impartial and financial reporting commentary in for news and much much. only on bombast and only on.
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i would rather as questions to people in positions of power instead of speaking on their behalf and that's why you can find my show larry king now right here on our t.v. question lol. with me for tonight's big picture politics panel are robin carter martin number of project twenty one's national advisory council nate sweet rest of commentator and
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marc harrold libertarian party rational candidate from for jinny's eleventh district thanks to all of you for joining us six states kentucky arkansas georgia idaho oregon and pennsylvania are holding primaries today in what beltway pundits are calling mini super tuesday these races are especially important for the republican party because stablish the republicans are hoping that they can build on their success in earlier primaries and beat back what they perceive as far right i guess i'd perceive them to tea party challengers and so actually let me let me just going to jump over right to this. to the one nine hundred fifty six republican platform because i think it speaks to this in one nine hundred fifty six when when dwight eisenhower ran for reelection this was the national republican party platform they wanted to extend protection of the federal minimum wage laws to as many workers as possible and practicable they just raised the minimum wage they wanted to strengthen and when they were bragging about it strengthen improve the federal state employment service and improve the effectiveness of the unemployment
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insurance system they want to fight for the elimination of discrimination in employment because of race creed color national origin ancestry or sags and they wanted to protect the right of workers to organize in the unions in a bargain collectively and protect assistance to improve the economic conditions of areas faced with persistent and substance substantial unemployment these are all verbatim from the one nine hundred fifty six republican party platform this is what dwight eisenhower and every republican in america including richard nixon his vice presidential candidate ran on. i can't imagine even an establishment republican taking any of these positions today and we call the tea party extreme. what is happening in the republican party and who are the actual establishment republicans anybody have any thoughts on. i mean i think you have a couple different trends that have gone on at least since the one nine hundred seventy s. i think part of the way that you know on the social end of the spectrum there is in
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the republican party it's become so far right is the backlash politics we saw coming out of the one nine hundred sixty s. new nixon silent majority campaign and everything that fellow of the civil rights movement that's that's part of it but at the same time i think you have the opening of the floodgates of money in politics in the one nine hundred seventy s. that we need a way where you have to see the combination of both these backlash politics that were so successful for the republicans in the one nine hundred seventy s. and eighty's with reagan in the ninety's really until now i think pigs are still somewhat successful combine that with the floodgates of the billionaires coming into play as major political players you have both bill libertarian mixed economic extreme of the republican party and the social streams coming together forming the new republican consensus and those didn't really exist really before the nineteenth seventy's but they're robbing they're in opposition to each other i mean the the the libertarian extreme includes things like legalize pot legalized prostitution gay marriage is fine with us and right is on social issues right and which is the exact opposite of the traditional republican position and both of those are kind of
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on the fringes of american society i think that's the problem with the party i think that's why we're having such a problem winning elections and because of those two extremes it's something i have a problem with just the whole two party system anyway i wish that we had more options you know because there's there are more than there are more than two sides in a representative in this culture so this should be a third party i'm with you and that's why big fan of his voting which gives you the . the capability of doing the largest place in the eyes is that has that is san francisco you know or they have like five green ran for and won their mark here is . the tea party here you know a lot of tea party guy i don't think libertarians and tea parties are the same thing at all especially on immigration i think there's a big divergence there but speaking directly the question i mean there are three i agree instant runoff voting i there are other parties including the libertarian
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party i've been around for a long time i think just in a match is where you need to look to where the party's going i think you ask what is the the central theme of the establishment g.o.p. party and i think it's the mccain wing of the party the uber interventionist that we're seeing most recently but you know just a mash was unopposed in the primary in two thousand and twelve here he is now in two thousand and fourteen he not only has a g.o.p. primary challenger who kind of came from whole cloth but the prominent people in the g.o.p. are coming forward to not only push this person but also to fund them with their personal money and so you look at the way that bad john boehner has treated him the way that your own party will pay try to disenfranchise you off committees i think the g.o.p. is in a in a civil war of the so to speak out and i think about any of the topics we discussed it just a marsh's big topic is is is joining with the democrats and being worried about the n.s.a. spying well i think transparency but i think a mansion knows that transparency is something that cuts across the all all parties as being important but as far as whether your original comment on those issues yeah
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i think the g.o.p. now is very different than what you saw early on in g.o.p. politics i couldn't identify one that was still consistent with the party and that shows that the two party do awfully is mostly party controlled as much as if you logically control and it is damaging to our system what i think what's interesting remark points out here is you know i think if the republican party wants to move forward and you know make itself seem like more acceptable party to a large portion of americans it needs to a brit embrace the justin amash civil libertarian question in the national security state part of its party but at the same time it's. in the spine we're both wants to take into account the views of the crazy far right social conservative tea party challengers but at the same time look more appealing as an establishment party to i don't want to please the beltway class so it's caught in these big binds i think it's really a three way bind there it's not just the tea party etc there are division people in the established republican party the rick santorum for example who are opposed to women even having access to birth control forget abortion birth control is evil i
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mean groups in terms came right out and said that you know you give women birth control and they will become sexual liberty libertine last i think the issue is not giving them birth control i think it's having it funded by with no doubt santorum santorum well beyond that he's he just said birth control is an evil in and of itself when people have that when women have access to it they become for mosquitoes and it's like whoa. it's murder but back to justin amash or mash however you say. he has filed two amendments to the national defense authorization act that would curtail the n.s.a.'s bulk collection program the move comes just as the house gets ready to vote on the usa freedom act the most expansive n.s.a. reform bill that vote could come as early as tomorrow so you know is this an insurance policy against hugh know his amendments against. what's going on here i. think what's going on is there's a lot of concern among people who are very passionate about the usa freedom act
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when it first came out because this was going to curtail section two thousand to fifteen but many data collection said i just have to get the n.b.a. to act if there were any that the n.s.a. was using to collect our phone call logs. that was seen as the best chance to reform the n.s.a. but now it's moved in moving through the committee to get on to the house floor it's been embraced by people mike rogers because they've compromised a lot of the elements that made it so dangerous to be n.s.a. in the first place so much a march rogers is one of these give more power to the say exactly as chairman of the house intel committee. ah and i think what it is doing is trying to say you know we can't just put all of our ducks in one basket with the usa freedom make especially if what we're seen which is already what we're seeing as happened over the past couple weeks where it's being gutted by the security state the security state fanboys we want to make sure we have some sort of insurance policy against that and that's forcing another vote for seen these issues to come up again when we're debating india and yeah you know mark why not just. bring back up the patriot
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i mean if the if all this all this internet is seen warfare as iran section two fifteen of the patriot act and there's a broad consensus among the american people that section two fifteen of the patriot act has gone way too far and john sensenbrenner the guy who wrote section two fifteen of beechwood act is saying it's not being put into place the way that we into the you know this that the n.s.a. is going to way beyond what we were thinking when we wrote this law isn't it time to reconsider the law so again we should reconsider the patriot act i mean obviously we're seeing instances where technology is making the people much more transparent to the government than making the government transparent to the people you know the bottom line is yes we should look at that i think part of it is that people like to put their name on new legislation and they want to push this forward but the committees absolutely the committee process has gutted this bill for the most part and we can get as it's gone these amendments i don't know that they'll really reverse what all has been weakened in committee but you know we need you know basically from you know for the military we have pasta coming taught us it's not just laws we have actual doctrines that speak towards domestic military action
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we need the same thing for intelligence community we have way too many and we have a comment i just got sold off the books can possibly tell us will be suspended in times but we really need to look at the intelligence community and say what are they doing to mystically what are they doing american citizens abroad take a hard look at this but this is what we did three other parents search committee excellent transparency it cuts across parties that the american people want transparency in the government and they don't want to be transparent to go yet i think that's very important because whenever you're trying to navigate these things legislatively the n.s.a. and its supporters in congress are always going to try to make these. was as expansive as possible that's possible as a big us as possible and then helps them out and so i've been dozens to a marxist said doesn't it doesn't it kind of cut across the left right divide this is it was almost ralph nader's you know left right merge absolutely but you know that no one wants to be under the watchful eye of big brother so we want our privacy we value our privacy we should have happened and yeah and so how do we get
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. if anybody has a suggestion how do we know there's a few good voices you're just one loud voice in the republican party you've got maybe a half a dozen in the democratic party but certainly not the majority of either party and yet you poll the american people and it's overwhelming we're freaked out about this and then and then all around the world i mean day before yesterday i guess it was great good the good plenary greenwald released the photos of the n.s.a. guys literally opening the boxes where they were intercepting the shipment of routers cisco routers overseas and putting n.s.a. bugs in before they went off to other countries and and cisco doll is sending letters to the president and say it's gone what the hell and it's like now how do we how do we move forward on this with congress frozen up in gridlock probably influence and we just have to stop being so partisan about everything and just if you see an r. or d. behind somebody who's name you don't think about the issue you think about is there
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an r. is there and you know that's how you decide where to ask you were you on the for the moment yes and i also think you know progressives have a responsibility for this situation you know a lot of the people that are supporters of the n.s.a. in congress are democrats like dianne feinstein progressive need to start again with the tea party has done to republican mainstream republicans and start primary them and be harsher and mainstream democrats i mean by that antonio is hard to exact would be harsh of eastern democrats marked well legislative steps on one thing but the applicability test of the fourth amendment focusing on searches and seizures leave us very vulnerable when we're in. public to being surveilled where it doesn't amount legally to a search or seizure i would amend the fourth amendment to include the word seat surveillance which would put a general reasonableness requirement on all surveillance and also put the warrant preference model in which would require in certain cases to have prior to disable judicial approval but it would not allow for these dragnet surveillance and data mining so i would actually i'm in the constitution i think that the fourth amendment is behind the times and and it leaves it open survey translate that into
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english ok i got you i get a lawyer but you're a lawyer but i usually basically right now if the police want to come in and search your home they have to have somebody swear under oath that they believe a crime has been committed and a judge has to believe that that's reasonable or the police have to have some evidence you're suggesting that this should be expanded to not just kick in your door but also to even just track you down the street yeah absolutely i think that in the in the digital age the persons houses papers and effects your personal track you through the web site the web site the website absolutely not could you still do it look you need a warrant to do a search or seizure now unless you have a narrowly defined exception like exigency it's just in real time but yeah we should put the same reasonable this requirement on surveillance more of tonight's big picture politics panel rather. i'm. trying to.
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do. all that. much and i'm actually probably right the blog. right. here just to lead. today's. this was in the washington well as submissive. is being suggested in the latest numbers among the media candidates for the prophecy of current issues actually back to a new doesn't do too much for ad revenue my own tech agriculture giant teeth on a seventy six year old american farmer based in india fallout do you think this is going to create for the cia do you think this is what's triggering a race america's the largest economy in the world it's also the largest debtor nation in the history of the world breaking the set is mostly about alternatives to
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the status quo but one might give real alternatives points on the working for the american dream the next they were just trying to survive it's time for americans and lawmakers are foreshocks to wake up and start talking about the real causes for . walking back to tonight's big picture politics panel would be routed carter martin nate sweet and marc harrold and let's get back to it here we go the coke to put says if you target detroit the motor city one of my old home towns the coke back
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group americans for prosperity has announced that it will encourage conservative activists and republican lawmakers to fight a deal reached by michigan governor rick snyder over pension claims in detroit's bankruptcy case the deal which some have dubbed a grand bargain would use one hundred ninety five million in state money to both limit pension cuts and prevent the liquidation of detroit's art museum and let me just put this in simple english you've got workers cops firefighters sanitation workers and yes the hated bureaucrats detroit city workers who for the past forty years said when they negotiate with the city for pay said we'll take one percent less if you'll put it in your pension will to will work an extra couple hours and put it into our pension mean in every case pensions have to have been associated with givebacks you know pensions didn't just fall out of the sky in the not magic money that pension money got put in a fund that was of no service city detroit and it was one hundred percent invested in triple a rated investments detroit didn't know and most of the big cities in
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america didn't know was that the banks were whining about what was aaa but they had bought off the the rating companies and they had a whole bunch of heroes in there and when these bankers took the country down in two thousand and eight they took a big bite out of the out of the behind of the of the pension fund in detroit and all over all over america. now the koch brothers are saying screw the pensioners this is after the state has worked out a deal where they say ok you know we're going to cut their pensions some but we're not just going to throw him out on the street these are all old people you know we're not just go throw him out on the street we're plus we're going to save the art museum and of course i realize there are some billionaires who might be our collectors i think the brother of one of these guys is bigger but but i mean i just this seems to me just so poisonous what you're seeing is that for the republican donor class and people like the koch brothers detroit bankruptcy case was never about solving detroit's financial problems they could care less about whether
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detroit is they want to sound tensioners and get the exact reason there is exactly this isn't the only two parts of the only city in the country that has financial problems and people with the koch brothers another right wing think tanks and billionaires and the networks they've created saw detroit as a testing ground for the pension cutting you know shock doctrine policies they want to enact in other cities and now that you know rick snyder realized that maybe that's not the best option they're freaking out because they were hoping that they can push through their you know harsh shock doctrine capitalism in detroit now they're trying to prevent that from the try to go back and read that from that because he has rick snyder the governor of michigan the job of your governor should realize that he gone too far exactly and i mean he's already faced them in the with that build to to to have you heard the managers i mean the citizens of the state voter referendum to reverse a woman in the legislature reversed the citizens i mean it's it's yeah i threw my brothers or my three brothers still live in michigan that's the stories up here and there are just so i just i think let's not pretend that there are not billionaire
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democrat donors as well george soros being a huge are not running for president but they're trying to change the. structure of america they're trying to change the narrative of america they want to i believe they want to change the society i believe they want the. at the top they have everything and they want to control the masses and the koch brothers well you know i mean i'm not i'm not i think that these types of people who are saddled government are are are both democrat and republican i think that that whole that whole yeah i mean certainly there's a bipartisan consensus when it comes to oligarchy you know there are democrats on wall street lloyd blankfein is it big time democratic donor to democratic party but when we're talking about the specific all of our extent are having a huge amount of influence in our politics right now writing state laws through alec through these pieces of models legislation it's almost entirely right wing billionaires when it comes down to it so i don't want to see the rest of it's going
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to start this is that money by politicians you get lower taxes so you make your money back george soros doesn't make his money back into george soros to seize his taxes go and he's also working towards policies that would hurt its economic standing yeah we decisively should i think which is a company tries to bankrupt companies here he didn't you know he made his money by bankruptcy entirely exactly it's more i think with a financial interest people in power act a certain way regardless of their underage underlying idiology people want to hold on to their money and hold on to power and i think that's just how people act across the political spectrum in this case it's interesting not interesting but the koch brothers do seem to be getting more into some of the state issues than they had been for a long time and i think you see whether it's good and bad the state's being laboratories but as far as the specific. as this you know i think that what's going to happen here again the g.o.p. the main problem the g.o.p. has not the koch brothers but the g.o.p. going kind of back to that theme is looking to be very harsh looking to be as they don't care as people about these situations. will see i think that the economic
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zones and all these other things that are being floated we've seen both parties float over over time we'll see if any of that can work but i think it's pretty clear you've got to not only cut the not not just withstanding the bankruptcy somehow you've got to find some sensible tax lucia's you've got to cut taxes and spending there and find a way to get outside entrepreneurs in or detroit will not. build itself with an industrial base it has to be a model of a new economy a marketplace economy i just don't think it can build itself back up i just don't see were without manufacturing you know where the united states is going to come back i mean we're down to eleven percent of our economy being of our g.d.p. being manufacturing no industrialized countries ever gone below fifteen percent without basically economically and politically falling apart and i think that's what's happening to america i think we need to change our trade policies you know which is a whole nother conversation let's let's go to judicial nominees because this is i find this fascinating. apparently johnny isaacson and.
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the other senator from georgia sound chance thank you these two guys cut a deal with the with the president with the at least the administration that they would not filibuster or hold up his nominees if he would appoint want out of the seven judicial nominees that he wanted to put in if he would put in one guy who represented their interests i would call it the the the crazy old south but whatever you want to call it and so there's this guy. michael boggs that president obama nominated for the georgia appeals court who. is who. he voted to pass a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage he voted to keep the confederate insignia on the georgia state flag he voted to require doctors who perform abortions supports their names in the number of abortions they perform on line. these are you know just a few of these things. john lewis on the other hand the congressman from georgia.
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said i'm not you know just because the president put this guy up i'm not going to be a good democrat go along he said this is in direct opposition to everything i've stood for during my entire career it's very very easy as i've worked tirelessly to rid george of the south in this nation from the stain of racial discrimination in any form including the display of confederate emblem in the georgia state fly so and not. we're going to change our position so we find this really interesting we talk about schism in the republican party i mean here you've got the democratic party in the administration because obama was willing to compromise but if you didn't compromise he might not have seven judicial nominees so i don't know you know what would i have done what would you all do if you were him i mean what do you really think there's a dirty dirty game isn't that sausage. but i have to socks in amazed that john lewis stood up to and said something negative where tell the truth about barack obama that's fascinating to me that's a tip my hat to him for or actually you know percent no for saying no yeah yeah i
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guess i don't i struggle to really understand the president's rationale maybe he's you know operating under some of the game of thrones style political interning that i or somebody in his administration doesn't even know about yet i guess i just you know at worst if this. you know and i thought it was still open in the michael in the position wasn't filled that's even more politically beneficial for the president if he's trying to play this line of you know republicans are opposing all the nominations i've made which they still are you know i don't think this michael bogs case changes that are sort of walking everything is thirty six hours for a single nominee yet i don't know them all yet i don't know why you would want to lose the backing of your own supporters to try to appeal to people who are going to say no to pretty much everything you're going to do it seems to me like i could say that about it all is a very probably a couple dozen things that have happened with the ministration yet i would have to discredit my head mark well i think it's interesting that mr lewis spoke out of
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i've lived in atlanta for many years and he's an absolute icon deserving of all respect but what i find interesting is that i don't think there's anyone that would have looked at the judge's record and had to wonder what john lewis would think of this judge whether he would ever want to vote for him what's really interesting to me is that as a strong supporter of the administration usually in the president this. is it something you had to get involved in he's a member of the house and of course we're talking about what the senate is going to do that's right so the fact that i think that the president is really starting to lose a lot of that base who over time have sort of had enough with what they see as compromise on important issues or whatever it is and you can argue it's because the republicans do this and that but i think it's very interesting given that nobody would ever think that john lewis would support this candidate on idiology or vote for him if he was a senator but he opted to affirmatively come out as a congress everybody assumed and get involved in the senate business right and so i think that's really the interesting thing here because i get i don't think anybody would have wondered whether this would have been a candidate that john lewis would support which was really something about him in
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the president in the president's base that is very interesting to me yeah. me too and i'd like to follow that is it does that is that a consequence of the lame duck this that is starting to come into the presidency and you know over the last couple of years of his presidency or is that a function of. a possible reality to what has been a fairly heavy criticism of this president for people on his left and within his party over the years that he has not used the bully pulpit. with anything close to the effect that john kennedy did or that ronald reagan did or that lyndon johnson did or the jimmy carter did for that matter i mean jimmy carter radically change our energy energy policy in one hundred seventy nine one hundred eighty three reagan reversed it but carter got it done by going on national t.v. and saying the energy crisis is real it's fair and i'm going to do something about it i mean i think it's been totally the opposite i think he's railroaded i mean
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with the bought with the affordable care act and the way that that whole thing with pastor i don't miss you past every right not right now but i'm just saying he's gotten a lot of stuff to do the same sex marriage i mean some of us crazy peaceful marriage and well he. gave it came at him out of it yeah he's going to bore you yet he politically to the point that he he had he lived with them. he evolved and so when he falls a whole bunch of people evolved with him but you know that's changing the fabric that's what i mean changing changing marriage has been an institution only going to a topic about that but that's a major change when you say marriage has been between a man and a woman says the beginning of time and till now and if you don't feel that it is between a man and a woman this something wrong with you you're crazy. that i get what you know it was not let's agree not to be with that we have twenty second and i'm fine with thoughts about yeah just to me it seems that republicans kind of pick this president out to be someone who would do this who would compromise everything for
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the beginning and it's been successful for them because he's given into them so many times now we've lost you know the support of many people within his own party which i think is frustrating and a testament so one of the major disappointments progressive says had i think straight from the beginning i think progressives of anyone should be disappointed with this president would be progressives i think a lot of people whether they were willing to trade certain things and for the war something like that i think everyone's a little disappointed with this presidency and robin carter carter martin need sweet and marco thanks for joining us now coming up the comfortable is now has its tentacles walk down the motor city what are the koch brothers trying to do now and how these are the same to bobo a much larger problem in america today more on that tonight still ahead.
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i would rather as questions to people in positions of power instead of speaking on their behalf and that's why you can find my show larry king now right here on our t.v. question for. the this a problem it was terrible they come up very hard to take out a letter to get along here a plug that never had sex with the target their lives let alone. just say. listen the m
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let's listen. to the. to the best of the rest of the news the world is listening to edward snowden back in march snowden told attendees at the south by southwest interactive conference at
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the only way people could protect themselves from governments surveillance on the internet was through web encryption since then the use of web increase in corruption in the united states has skyrocketed according to a study from broadband equipment company san divine americans have been using web encrypt sixty percent more often since stoughton's first n.s.a. leaks surfaced and in europe and latin america the use of encryption is even greater so are edward snowden's warnings the only thing driving encryption used in the u.s. and cross a quote and one of the benefits that encryption provides joining me now for more on this is young super staff technologist with the electronic frontier foundation cord of elop are with secure drop and founder of the worldwide aaron schwartz memorial active series young welcome to the program. i don't think thanks for joining us first of all just could you give us a quick quick description of encryption for people who don't know what we're talking about or yes in the case of this report encryption to me it's h t t p s m
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cripps it says that ordinary users this is what you get when you light a lock icon in your browser's you know and you can force that just by putting in s. at the end of any web address can you not put. the h.t.t.p. . you can only do that if the website was set up to support each g.p.s. many web sites still are not so it had to have him encryption certificate from and the capability to do. another form of encryption i believe is the virtual private network do i have that right. it's not a form of encryption by itself but connections are often encrypted and. so i mean you know you see ads for v.p.n. services and things why what should somebody do if they want to. increase the
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probability that their. that their web browsing or whatever is a not so visible to the n.s.a. or non even necessarily the n.s.a. could be you know the security service of the bahamas i don't you know whatever or be it is not so obvious or evident to companies that might be tracking them that they'd really rather didn't want to have throwing ads with them whenever they go anywhere and suddenly up pops an ad that's embarrassing. but it's something that's very useful as a prowse extension for a moment firefox users that you have created called h.t.t.p. s. everywhere and this extension basically just adds that us and to that you are all part whatever you can so that you don't have to always they've been manually and this increases your use of encryption on thousands and tens actually thousands of thousands of websites or consultant yeah so users users are concerned about an
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island eventually and people fighting don't realize if you addresses can use a proxy or to use the tor browser bundle which has a decent way of sending your traffic through bad times or gets so that you are harder to track and the anonymous. of course using a v.p.n. is also the author. unuseful yeah i disk when i first started seeing this i told the story i think i think earlier that maybe it wasn't maybe you were in on the air but. about just being tracked across the internet by really creepy ad as a consequence of some web searching that i've been doing. that i saw an ad for that one of these v.p.n. services that i signed up with on my computer and i discovered that when i started downloading content because we do it we do four hours of radio television every day and so i had to move some fairly large files that when i started downloading content my local provider my i.s.p. that i'm paying for you know fifty minutes down was throttling me at five minutes
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when they were able to figure out who i was talking to i mean is that in the end common experience. oh i don't know that much about how common it is definitely have heard stories of this happening before but if you all you want to do is flop advertisers from tracking you then you can install and out blocker browser extension so yeah it has actually created one recently. which blocks the third party tracking cookies that advertisers commonly use to determine your identity and which website to visiting it's going to see if they don't you know b.p. and for that yeah so you don't need to be pm so what website do you go to to find these things. so the examples i get. everywhere and privacy back to those are both made by. so you can download them from each. w w w dot www dot org. that's great and do you think that there are
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other reasons for the surgeon corruption beyond the n.s.a. leaks twenty seconds we have a lot still we've seen and we've seen the use of h.t.t.p. yes and corruption rising even before it and i see it leaks i think of several years ago it's basically just google and facebook and some other. support but over the years as the cost of each g.d.p.'s goes down for work so more and more people have just naturally started to adopt it and i think what snowden disclosures people are probably started to put we're going to serious about. thank you so much for being with us tonight. thank you.
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the war on workers is going on a fifty state tour ever since ronald reagan fired eleven thousand striking air traffic controllers back on august fifth one thousand nine hundred one and appointed labor hostile ray donovan as the first anti labor secretary of labor in our nation's history has been a war on workers going on in the united states while worker productivity has skyrocketed since reagan stepped foot inside the white house wages of remain stagnant and the remnants of reagan's war on workers has been so successful even during democratic administrations there's not just keeping wages flat it's now starting to erode them since two thousand average worker take home pay has been in steady freefall while pay for some executives and c.e.o.'s has soared off the charts fast food industry the most unequal industry in the country is a good example of those as the gap between c.e.o.'s and workers has risen four hundred seventy percent just since two thousand that's on the federal level the war
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on workers has been a huge success away at least for the billionaires while the world war on workers has been steadily eating away at the income of working class americans it's all of a goal is to turn america's activist working middle class into a dispirited distant hardened and disempowered working poor plans to do that the forces behind the war on workers have to shift their focus from the federal to the state level and do away with the last remaining state protections for workers. and that's where the koch brothers and other conservative political power players come in koch brothers americans for prosperity conservative front group or a.f.p. as launched a massive campaign in detroit aimed to derail in that city's proposed bankruptcy suttle a.f.p. is contacting nearly ninety thousand conservatives in michigan ironically most of them working class people who people like the koch's referred to as useful idiots
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a.f.p. is urging their army of conservative useful idiots to oppose the bankruptcy settlement plan that would use one hundred ninety five million dollars in state money to help a payback former detroit city workers the pension benefits that were taken out of their paychecks back in the day and then stolen by wall street banks in the great crash of two thousand and eight other words the koch brothers and a.f.p. don't want the detroit city employees to have their pensions for their retirements after all they are evil government employees you know firemen police sanitation workers that kind of thing and many of them are people of color which is why trashing largely black detroit workers when talking to largely white northern michigan conservative a.f.p. members isn't even slightly a racist dog whistle or. g.'s workers black for the conservatives kick him upside the head it's a twofer. a.f.p. has also threaten to run ads against any michigan state legislators who vote in favor of the plan outside of michigan a.f.p.
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plans to spend at least one hundred twenty five million to help conservatives across the country win in november as midterm elections many of whom are helping to lead the way in the war on workers at the local level as corey robbins points out over the new york times midterm elections at the state level can have tremendous consequences especially for low wage workers what you don't know can hurt you or them back in the two thousand and ten midterm elections republicans took control of the executive and legislative branches in eleven states soon as they stepped into office those same republicans little gene from groups like the u.s. chamber of commerce the american legislative exchange council alec begin introducing bill after bill after bill which ate away at workers' rights and which gave more power to their employers in the billionaires they don't know take republicans in wyoming for example back in two thousand and eleven they introduced a bill that would have allowed restaurants to force their servers to pool their tips tips would then be reduced redistributed among the non serving staff now in
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most states tipped workers are paid an hourly wage that's lower than the minimum wage because the thinking is they'll make it up with the rest of the money with the tips meanwhile regular staff members in the restaurant are paid the minimum wage it's the law but on the wyoming legislation by having servers pool their tips and redistributing those tips to the non serving staff members you would avoid having to pay nuns or even staff members the minimum wage the result more poor working people basically republicans wyoming wanted employers to be able to take away money from their employees but their employees had rightfully earned. a year earlier in florida republicans tried to pass legislation that would have prevented quote any county mn is a pal of the or political subdivision of the state and quote from passing laws that were designed to cut down on wage theft by employers meanwhile indiana mississippi and florida have all passed laws banning local governments from raising their minimum wage and the list goes on all across america conservative lawmakers are
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doing everything in their power to quash working class americans thus destroying the integrity and vitality of our democracy by turning our middle class into the working poor. a functioning democracy requires a strong and functioning middle class and despite what conservatives will try to tell you unrestrained capitalism is not going to get us there because unrestrained capitalism always produces a working poor class not a strong working middle class to get a working middle class you must combine capitalism with government regulation and safety net programs it's really just that simple and history tells the story over and over and over again instead of following the koch's like sheep michiganders and the rest of us should be working to put back into place the federal and state protections that protected workers for years and those built america is one strong middle class way to put back into place laws and policies that balance the power of
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employers and employees and let workers unionize only then will we once again have a strong and flourishing american middle class. and that's the way it is tonight tuesday may twentieth two thousand and fourteen and don't forget democracy begins with you get out there get actually tag you're it. was a. very hard to take. that back with me here.
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