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but. coming up on r t afghanistan secret u.s. military prison the identity of the people locked up there remains a mystery and their future uncertain warmth on the detention center just ahead. and the web is a marketplace where consumers can swap products but there's a growing trend of parents who are trying to swap out their i adopted children an in-depth look at that coming up. and perhaps the n.s.a. is not the only entity you should be worried about that's tracking you on line marketing companies are collecting more personal data than ever before and may be able to use it to charge you more for your online purchases all the details later in the show.
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it's tuesday june third eight pm in washington d.c. i mean you're a david and you're watching r t america. we begin tonight with a look at one of the u.s. is most secretive detention facilities and no this is not about guantanamo bay unbeknown to many on the outskirts of the massive bob graham airfield base in afghanistan there is something called the parwan detention facility it's a u.s. run prison that right now holds about fifty inmates we don't know much about these prisoners because the government has refused to publicly disclose information on them but what we do know is that they are not afghans however they are officially the last prisoners the u.s. has in captivity in relation to the afghanistan war and now with president obama announcing a plan for troop withdrawal the question of their fate has once again resurfaced the prisoners had posed quite a predicament for the department of defense which had been strategizing what to do with them before the two thousand and fourteen pullout but now that we know many
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u.s. troops will likely stay in afghanistan beyond two thousand and fourteen what does that mean for the timeline of closing down the prison to discuss this i was joined earlier by the he me a staff attorney and international justice network i first asked her what kind of people are being detained at this detention facility. well i think that's a very important question to ask but unfortunately it's really one that only the u.s. government can answer we've been seeking answers to that very question from the u.s. government and the united states court but the u.s. government has not come forward with information about precisely who it is holding as for the prisoners who are still in u.s. custody of the nine afghans we know that some of these prisoners have been in u.s. custody there upwards of eleven years we know that some of these prisoners were not taken into custody on afghan soil were victims of rendition and forcibly brought into afghanistan by the united states we also know that many of these prisoners
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were subjected to torture to cruel inhuman and degrading treatment to otherwise coercive and abusive interrogation by the united states at least at some point during their custody but in terms of what justification the united states government has for holding these specific men we don't know and only the u.s. government could could answer that so it's still unclear at this point well as i understand it the bush administration avoided using specific terminology they would not call them prisoners of war when discussing the detainees there instead of classifying them as a lawful enemy combatants what kind of implications did that have on the way these prisoners were treated. well i think that the bush administration relied on that classification which it invented in order to sidestep the protections that traditional prisoners of war would be do under international law
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so i think the use of that label speaks volumes about the likelihood and the occurrence of substantial mistreatment of these prisoners in the united states custody and i don't really know that there's any more sound explanation for the use of that. phrase that term than that sure and of course this detention facility is often compared to that of guantanamo bay but in a lot of ways good law is actually a more civil place to be held which is really hard to imagine i mean how would you describe the access detainees that bob have had to the u.s. legal system for example ok well i mean a key key difference between the rights of prisoners held and those prisoners held at guantanamo is that no bob graham prisoner has any access to any court of law anywhere whereas prisoners at guantanamo do have a right to challenge their imprisonment in u.s.
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spectral court they have a right of access to counsel. prisoners at bagram don't have any comparable link to the outside world and there's there's no transparency at all that bob graham whereas at guantanamo there is at least a modicum of transparency because of. the access that the prisoners attorneys have to them even though that access is limited and is is there are lots of strings attached to it still access to third parties not affiliated with their jailers that those prisoners have no prisoner in u.s. custody at bagram highs and the u.s. turned over almost all of the detention facilities to the control of afghan forces last year what exactly does that mean cannot stand for example make any decisions on who or when prisoners are released. so i think it bears clarifying that the united states transferred certain detention facilities at least to the nominal
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custody of the afghan government but the united states is still in exclusive control and custody of other detention facilities and it's in those the syllabus that these nine afghan prisoners are being held so the afghan government does not. as far as we know have any decision making power with respect to the prisoners who are in sole u.s. control in custody and it's really the u.s. government that has those prisoners bates and its hands and will knows when it when it comes to closing down this prison it's always been tied to the u.s. troop withdrawal in december of two thousand and fourteen which is just around the corner but considering president obama's recent decision for an extended troop presence into two thousand and sixteen should we expect any movement and getting this prison closed down. again i think that's a very very difficult question but even with the twenty sixteen date looming
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instead of the two thousand and fourteen date the fact remains that the united states government asserts the authority to continue to hold these prisoners and other men well beyond two thousand and sixteen and in fact as as for as long as the so-called global war on terror lasts so i have no confidence that the drawdown of forces whenever it happens will result in the release of the transfer of these prisoners. you need a staff attorney at international justice network thank you. in the united states the process of adopting a child is by a large a positive experience both for the new parents and for those children given the opportunity of a loving family but unfortunately that's not the reality for every child within the u.s. adoption system r t is getting a rare inside look into adoption specifically with the internet trend known as re homing in involves parents and others who are using sites like yahoo and facebook to advertise unwanted children and then pass them to strangers with little or no
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government scrutiny artie's honest aasia churkin a met with one teenager who fell victim to that process browsing her facebook page anita looks just like any carefree teenager but that's far from reality they beat me. with what powers in my mouth were outcry in the abuse me born in haiti eighteen year old media didn't birth has lived in four different adoptive families in the u.s. over the last four years with at least ten children the majority of them adopted in every home she saw abuse in every single family two of them like pretty much all of us kids got abused. but. other ones and some of us that each time needed had to move because her parents offered her up for to potential takers online through chat rooms connecting adoptive parents who want to get rid of kids they no longer want passed around between homes need as life became one of an unwanted object acquired and returned over and over again on
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a whim but there are no official statistics on the children getting the home this way how is it possible because there are loopholes in the law that shouldn't be there there's also no government body monitoring what happens to foreign children getting a new home in the us with virtually no oversight to make sure children from abroad are well once they reach their new homes their lives can become a game of hit and miss potentially coming across situations that even adults little children with nowhere else to go would be able to handle one of need is former adoptive father's a major in the ohio national guard is currently on trial facing seventeen counts of rape and sexual battery for abusing his children he would like the girls like beat them till he loses on them some of them came up to me and they tell me. abuse them one time he came to be behind my back and grabbed me from the back on my butt he would threaten us and tell us that he will cut our fingers off no it gives him
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a headache you know. he has lived with the new mom for the last five months who she met at church it just blows my mind that you can trade off your child is just like selling a child to me this horrifying. we need to fix it we need to have launch changes we need to policy changes some people really need to be punished as a signal to everybody else that this is not acceptable behavior and we need to put systems into place the don't permit this to happen while children who are still out there are yet to be protected he does nightmares over when i do think about those times i do cry sometimes but when i talk about them it doesn't really hurt me because i have come. so far they don't hurt me any more she dreams of having a big family of her own to give her kids the childhood she never had and still are . tennessee. today ukrainian troops launched an offensive against anti kiev separatists in the eastern city of slovyansk and advance through the city's outskirts at the same time there are additional reports at the ukrainian air force
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fired over one hundred fifty missiles on the gongs causing a deadly explosion in the region's a ministry of building meanwhile the humanitarian situation is escalating in the country which children now dealing with the severe lack of resources and medicine our policy clear is on the ground with more. the organization for security and cooperation in europe has recognized that the attack on the local administration building in lugansk on monday was perpetrated from the air marquis of authorities denying that they were targeting the city center which is in fact where this local administration building is situated and they have gone as far as to say that the blast was caused by anti government fighters be that as it may we hearing from lugansk self-proclaimed officials that eight civilians died in that attack and around twenty eight people have been injured now fighting across eastern ukraine is intensifying this as kiev steps up its military operation in the area according to
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local media more than fifty anti-government fighters have been killed in the new guns and in its regions now the hotspots where the fighting is happening are in the towns of slavyansk and also in cries nightly mun now we're hearing that there are a local hospital has been shelled and that at least one doctor has been injured the reports we are receiving suggest that the ukrainian army entered the town amid heavy artillery fire this followed a an attack earlier in the day where reportedly local militia took on a military vehicles now we are receiving reports that there are fears of civilian casualties but as of yet no confirmation of this but as certainly as we get that will keep you up to date as for the fighting at the moment is predominantly on the perimeter of the town and also in small villages around going here we're hearing reports that missile attacks have been taking place artillery fire and air raids
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and at these are happening from helicopters as well as fighter jets we are also hearing from the people's mayo of slavyansk who says that around forty percent of the population of that town has fled now these are people who were either evacuated or who simply packed up what little they could. and left the town we're talking here of predominantly women and children as the fighting intensifies on the ground so does the humanitarian road and we caught up with the most a vulnerable of vulnerable children in an orphanage in the city of donetsk. these up faces of ukraine's most vulnerable children are banned and by their parents and suffering from a chevy aids while they're too young to understand they're sick they're not too young to not feel fear but look at those leaders all of the problem is that a judge flew over drop bombs and now all the children when they go out they look at
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the sky asking who will come will the shooter not dozens of people were killed not far from here in some of the fiercest fighting so far in this conflict we're going to what has to be a which a few days ago so the signal would stay. come back here and take it back so as to avoid. the area. as the children grapple to understand what's happening volunteers from around and it's called braving the dangerous roads to bring them much needed supplies it also shows the children they haven't been forgotten nor will they be left behind the light of my birth. parents can kramatorsk a finding that sounds kind of so we need to go to them because of the political situation in the country the products and other thirst to disappear from the shelves are dry mayo sweets and a first aid medicine. but here it's more than first aid medicine that's needed to help the children so often it is the only one in ukraine for children with hiv aids
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it's been around for twelve years sixty four children call it home one of them under the age of four and the staff now fear the life saving drugs could run completely dry. laundry in the we're in shock we have an order to look after the children i saw a lot of things in my life but the fear that these children are experiencing is very sad. as the humanitarian situation deteriorates by the hour when the supplies pitiful as they are great food and spontaneous smile. reality donetsk eastern ukraine. president obama arrived in poland today where he announced a one billion dollar fund to help boost defensive capabilities in europe the move comes as an extension of the white house campaign to bolster support for eastern european allies in light of the recent turmoil in ukraine artie's arena port ny has more. well the funding u.s.
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president barack obama announced during his visit to poland seeks to increase exercises training and rotational presence of u.s. troops across europe according to the white house the program is designed for goals or they have been on the date of countries including georgia moldova and ukraine which some are not even nato countries to better work alongside the u.s. and nato as well as to provide for their own defenses u.s. president barack obama says that america values its relationship its security agreements with poland and europe as the cornerstone for its own security and president obama has called on other nato members to follow by example specifically to step up by increasing their own role in the alliances collective defense now of course other countries cannot spend like america the u.s. is the world's biggest military spender with last year's military budget reaching six hundred fifty four billion dollars it's already spent huge sums of money
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boosting its military presence in europe the plan obama recently announced still has to be approved by congress obama claims that the initiative was proposed in light of the new security challenges on the continent president obama also claims that this military building in russia's backyard essentially is not meant to antagonize moscow the u.s. leader says washington is interested in good relations with russia but some would argue that america's actions is speaking a lot louder than its words. and i was artie's marina port and i am. well it seems like veterans aren't catching much of a break these days fresh off the heels of a v.a. scandal in which facilities were doctoring wait times numbers we're learning about another concerning development regarding the unclaimed bodies of military veterans that have been accumulating at the los angeles county morgue artie's men and lopez is in l.a. with more. the veterans administration has been the target for
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a lot of criticism as of late due to delays in its health care system for veterans but another v.a. scandal is brewing this one that deals with how that our ins are being treated after they finally passed away an alarming report is coming out from the los angeles coroner's office noting that bodies of nearly sixty veterans out been sitting in the morgue for over a year waiting for final burial the los angeles times reports that over the past fifteen months to one plane bodies have piled up in this morgue that you see behind me no one has a range for their transfer to the riverside national cemetery which is where other un claimed bodies of veterans traditionally happen to be a very no normally it was killed mortuary is the ranges for the transportation and the burial of these upon claimed veterans rates there any program company as
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service for the use of some of the burials however if the next of kin isn't science it notified over fuses to take the body and pay for the costs themselves rose hills mortuary says that it spends nearly twenty eight hundred dollars each on claims that are in that they help bury that price includes the preparation of the body the casket its transportation at a funeral and a final resting place the government reimburses the company only a fraction of that three hundred dollars for each veteran's body that's very now state and federal laws require for a proper burial for a severance normally a body is buried within a three to nine weeks of death after identified and once the next of ten if any is notified los angeles government says say that they are working to fix this problem and out in four weeks twenty eight veterans appear to have been transferred. for a final burial and these are men in their in their sixty's in their seventy's in
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their eighty's who served in everything from world war two to the vietnam war to the korean war this latest scandal has turned into a he said she said blame game between the l.a. county morgue and the veterans administration bill a county morgue and says that it notified the v.a. that the bodies were at the coroner's office awaiting a proper burial the v.a. denies that claim and puts the blame squarely on the more either way really whichever side the sublime for this in seems that neither one is coming out of this scandal unscathed reporting in los angeles meghan lopez r.t. . well these days it seems privacy in the digital age is becoming an antiquated concept companies are taking every opportunity to use our personal data to their benefit oftentimes selling our metrics to the highest bidder but as our teams corrina sunkist reports companies are now going a step further using our information to employ price discrimination we know sites
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like amazon track our purchases to figure out what we like to buy but online marketers are starting to collect information that at first glance would seem to have nothing to do with shopping preferences for instance whether someone had been a victim of a sexual assault with sort of a gambling problem whether someone is a certain kind it's been treated for a certain kind of grieving father mike say of chicago recently received a mailing from office max addressed to his name along with the phrase daughter killed in car crash why would they get that information why would they need their what purpose does it serve anybody if you know there. and how much more information that they have there could they have on their office max planned an unnamed third party a data broker the data these brokers use is being collected constantly on line and selling it has become a one hundred fifty billion dollar industry this browser plug in light beam shows me the sites i'm currently viewing and also all the third party sites that are
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tagging along lapping up information with every click axiom one of the largest data brokers has information on about seven hundred million consumers worldwide with about fifteen hundred data points per person the direct marketing association declined to be interviewed for this story but they and the data brokers they represent insist they can be trusted to sell our data responsibly we always have audit procedures in all of those situations to know how they're using that data and what they're using it for and it is strictly limited to marketing purposes one of the marketing purposes that is just starting to emerge from this massive trove of personal data is something called first degree price discrimination basically personalized pricing and the salar is able to collect so many data points about you here they're able to determine somehow perhaps through data mining your exact willingness to pay for a certain item imagine you want to sell
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a product for ten dollars customer pays and goes home happy but customer b. only has six dollars to spare and customer c. would pay as much as sixteen flat pricing means you make twenty bucks and lose a customer personalized pricing means making twelve dollars more and serving them all the advantage to a company is clear but the new flood of data that may allow this kind of pricing is shifting marketing in other ways as well we're seeing a real change in online marketing from. matching you to your interests which is what profiling is about until recently. actually sampling what researchers have been calling no persuasion. profile and it's basically using data to figure out how you can be best persuaded what if your data indicates you're not just buying a flight for vacation but to visit your sick mother then it indicates you might be persuaded to pay a higher price you know the idea that you can. if you can reach people at
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a time when they're most vulnerable seems to be a logical consequence of seeking out and consumers dissuasion though this may strike people as unfair in terms of legal regulation it's uncharted territory there's very little in terms of prices communication being i would rate illegal but creating new regulations would be tough because all this new data crunching is so complex the human brain just can't tease apart the cause and effect of it it works because we try to bunch of possibilities and based on historical data of this type of powder than has been shown to work well that's the essence of machine learning we can't explain to a human policymaker why these algorithms work just that they do so we can't really know which data points our race gender health history might cause us to see a certain price or special offer and the challenge now amid this murky sea of data is to find the line between marketing purposes and market manipulation in
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washington d.c. kristen quist r.t. and before we go don't forget to tune in at nine pm for larry king now tonight's guest is comedian and actor david alan grier here's a part of what's to come. yes. you know listen i was fourteen fifteen years old and at that time the sexiest coolest thing the most rebellious thing to the black panthers they were leather jackets and brazier agree with a white coat you know and so my friend of mine ronnie livingston we walked all the way down to the black panther headquarters now the door was riddled with bullet holes it had been like nailed together. all kind of steel reinforcement and everything this dude opens the door and he says help you my young black warriors do what we want to join you know how old are you fourteen and a half fifteen and they said you're too young you have to be sixteen and we're
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relieved so tune in at nine pm tonight here on our team america and that does it for now for more on the stories we covered go to you tube dot com slash r t america check out our web site r t dot com slash usa and follow me on twitter at amir a davit for now have a great night. for you like you want your comedy news was from t what's your comedy news to be a bare fisted no holds barred fight to the dad. but the truth vampire fighting into the necks of the corporate elite billionaire freaks well they're going. well that's what you get with my new show redacted tonight.
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a lot of thought goes into what we teach our kids we've got people like bill gates spending hundreds of millions of dollars promoting testing standards we've got government initiatives that we've got corporations spending heaps of money to influence what's being taught to they're all trying very hard to control the messages we teach our kids so you can imagine how angry they must get when an actual teacher dares to go off script to teach kids the hairiest lesson of all the truth teachers who they think are so that's exactly what happened recently in michigan a middle school teacher there named alan perrin was teaching some eighth graders a history lesson he's been a teacher in the same just worked for thirty six years so he's pretty much
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dedicated his whole life to teaching kids and assistant principal decided to sit in on this particular history lesson on the day in question mr barron was teaching the kids about america's jim crow racial segregation laws as in the actual laws that existed in our country for almost a century that segregated whites from blacks the jim crow laws existed just as much as our constitution exists just as much as any real actual legislation as in the us and mr barrett is a history teacher so he was teaching the kids about our actual real legal history during the lesson you showed the kids a video of how white people used to paint their faces black to imitate black people for entertainment i guess and that's just a fact of our country's history. it actually happened but the assistant principal sitting in on the class got offended and guess what after thirty six years of
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teaching mr barron was suspended only a few weeks before he was set to retire to the kids were extremely upset because they loved their teacher and way surely mixed kids in the class were offended because this is the part of history that concerned their families why shouldn't they be allowed to hear the truth of our country's actual racial history mr barrett has since been reinstated but this is tension just illustrates how dangerous are politically correct establishment can be are all of our government institutions billionaires and corporations trying to teach our kids for a better future or are they just trying to indoctrinate them into being perfect little consumer bots with no understanding of just how crazy the world can be as long as we keep spending teachers for telling the truth i think the answer to that question is pretty clear tonight let's talk about that by following me on twitter at the rest.
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are you like me who want your comedy news from t want your comedy news to be a bear for years to no holds barred fight to the dad. but the truth vampire winding into the necks of the corporate elite billionaire freaks while they're going. well that's what you get with my new show projected tonight. and there were there i marinated this is boom bust and these are some of the stories that we're tracking for you today first up we have famed investor and
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author mr jim rogers on the program today he's telling us his thoughts on china and the agricultural industry and he's also a subpoena on me becoming a farmer true story it all makes sense in a minute then we have the man behind the blog tim doing that watch mr tim he's on the show to discuss all things said and it's a big deal edward harrison and i are discussing government intrusion into our digital privacy and how this is our fundamental civil rights you want to miss a moment and it all starts right now. with. our lead story today financial disclosure now a new national database is being assembled by the federal housing finance agency
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and the consumer financial protection bureau that will compel as many as two hundred twenty seven million americans to disclose intimate details about their family's financial help now in a reversal of previously stated policy the f.h.a. f.a. and the c f p b are together expanding their joint mortgage database program to include personally identifiable information the f h f a claims that the database is essential to conducting monthly mortgage surveys and to helping to prepare its annual report to congress however this vast database isn't lacking in critics detractors question the agency's authority to collect such information and also fear that the new database will be vulnerable to cyber attacks which could put private information about millions of consumers at risk representative jeb hensarling and sent. i believe that this expansion represents an unwarranted intrusion about the private lives of ordinary americans crypto is the ranking
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republican on the senate banking housing and urban finance committee while hensarling is chairman of the house financial services committee according to the washington examiner the databases expansion means it will include a host of data points such as a mortgage owner's name address social security number all credit card and loan information and account balances now the database will also include the mortgage holders entire credit history including delinquent payments late payments minimum payments high account balances and credit scores oh and it will also assemble household demographic data which will include things like racial and ethnic data gender marital status religion education employment history military status household composition number of wage earners and a family's total wealth and assets wow now if this seems a little intrusive that's because it is this mortgage database is unprecedented and would collect personal mortgage information on every residential first lien loan issued since nine hundred ninety eight and if this hasn't scared you yet your
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friendly credit rating giant experian who doesn't love experian is also involved in the mortgage debt project now here's the reason that this concerns me so much it's the scope of information that they're asking for and they're asking for without any indication of what exactly it's being used for i mean i know that the i.r.s. has my social security number and my financial information but i also understand that my tax dollars are needed to provide certain services services that i like such as paved roads but what is the f.h. f.a. giving me i don't have a mortgage and i'm not in the market for a mortgage and even if i was the question still remains why all the intrusion why am i being compelled to submit a full financial disclosure especially when i've asked for nothing and want nothing in return that's the real question.
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one find a good business opportunity well for famed investor and author mr jim rogers he jumps on his motorcycle and rides through asia now rogers did this in an effort to find business opportunity and to better understand the direction the region was heading now rogers is a bowl on china but with the chinese economy decelerating we wanted to get his take on china and hear about how he understands these new developments now when we last spoke jim told me to put down my journalist pen which i don't have with me at the moment and become a farmer now obviously i haven't done that yet and by the numbers the agricultural business isn't doing so hot so this time as jim to explain why he's so bullish on commodities and when the business has been in the pits like it has for the past three decades why still hold on take a look at what he had to say. aaron that's why it's been a horrible business and anything has been a horrible business for thirty years has a few problems one there are very low inventories historically low inventories
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because nobody's been able to produce as much as we can through there are no people going into agriculture all the old people are dying or retiring or committing so was you know the young people are becoming stock brokers or journalists or something so we don't have any farmers it's going to be a fabulous place and if you don't want to move to china move out to russia parts of russia will also be fabulous for agriculture i really want to talk about that in a moment first i want to ask you you take a long term perspective and expect there to be ups and downs along the way as china's economy continues to grow so right now chinese growth seems to be decelerating so is this one of the downs that you expected to happen or are there other concerns about the medium term outlook in china that are being overblown. of course they're going to be ups and downs in china there and in the nineteenth century america had fifteen with a d o horrible civil war very few human rights very little rule of law and yet we
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became the most successful country in the twentieth century a child is going to have lots of problems but that's the way the world works there's nothing unusual. now the chinese say that the economic plenum of november twenty third teen was one of the three most important events in chinese economic history in the last thirty five years those are pretty pretty big words do you agree with that. well i take their word for it they said we're going to spend a lot of money in these areas i'm sure they will they've done it in the past when they said they're going to spend a lot of money on something so yes i don't know if it's one of the three most important they say is that important but i doesn't matter i know they're going to spend a lot of money they gave us the lives they gave me the list they gave you the list get out the list and see see where the money is going and there you have it now i'm told that back in one thousand nine hundred four you went to china to ask permission to write your motorcycle across the country and the chinese and the thought that you were a little bit out there to want to do this at that time so first of all what did
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they say and second what did you learn when you actually did take your ride across china well they thought i was nuts i was a capitalist from america and i wanted to come and rot a motorcycle across china what would you think if it were nine hundred eighty four the cold war was raging mao tse-tung had already died eight years before you were know i was nuts but you know they and they also told me i was no road which i later found was correct and when i did go across that part of the chinese there was no road so they knew what they were talking about but what i learned was the most important thing i learned was that china was changing and that china was just like us they wanted to be rich they wanted to be successful they we call them communists but they were all very good capitalist and that was hidden by the propaganda. now one survey showed that you made the last time we spoke that i thought was pretty interesting was the concept that a lot of people would rather do business in china these days than in the u.s.
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so i want to ask you why do you think that is. well first for the first part as you may know i'm sure you know america doesn't seem to have the sanctity of contracts we did before we're scaring people to death about our currency i mean if you were doing business in american dollars or had american dollars would you be worried because if america decides they don't like you they're going to freeze your accounts they're going to confiscate your assets so many people say we don't want to use american dollars because we don't because we're afraid of the americans we don't trust the americans i mean it i'm not the one saying is look around you lots of people have had their accounts blocked confiscated and cetera and that scares people perfectly innocent bystanders by the way and that's why other innocent bystanders are starting to get worried now do you think this doesn't happen in china as well or just not to the same degree as what we're seeing in america i'm sure it happens everywhere but you know the chinese don't have fat go which is this
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new reporting system that the american government insisted everybody abide by american law and reported american citizens the chinese know it so they're not as sophisticated yet in ways to persecute the chinese with their money around the world many chinese are taking their money out of china openly or maybe not open it was certainly doing it's getting a lot harder for americans to have money outside of america live outside of america i can tell you it's a nightmare to all the reporting i have to do the chinese don't have that yet anyway now jim can you tell me about india i mean in terms of doing business why are you so keen on china but not so keen on india. aaron you come with me next time we drive around the world ok it will be there and i know there and you will see i mean it's the worst bureaucracy in the indians learned bureaucracy from the english then they took it to a higher place it's astonishing how bureaucratic the indians are very little
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infrastructure very little education i mean it's a terrible place to do it if you're in in with the right politicians of course you get rich and you make a lot of money but otherwise it's a struggle i mean the same is pretty much true for every third world country if you're in with the guys running it you're in a pretty good pretty good shape and i guess you could say the same and in america. great minds think alike now i want to ask you what do you make of the new indian prime minister narendra modi there is there's reports that he's very authoritarian no. he certainly has been in the past but the result that could be good could a good be bad you know lee kuan yew in singapore was extremely authoritarian but he got a lot done and developed the most successful country in the last forty years now mr modi has also developed his province into a very successful province let's see if he can do it for india as a whole he doesn't have the huge indian bureaucracy before he has to deal with now and the upper house of the parliament as you probably know he has very few members
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in the upper house and there's not an election for at least over a year now so it may take him a while and more problems than he realizes i mean i hope to goodness somebody somebody can change india find the but i will say well jim i want to talk about politics for a quick second now anyone who's read their history books knows that the us actually was built on inviting in immigrants and i mean we gave people money to come here yet today in europe so they can nationalistic parties have needs and big political gains in recent elections so what's going on in the politics of developed economies well throughout history and you find the same sort of thing happens when everybody is making money and they need labor workers and capital and ideas everybody is welcoming foreigners to come in and they need them and they want them but when things start going wrong people look around for somebody to blame first people first people you blame with the foreigners they have different languages different
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skin they smell bad their food smells bad i cannot tell you i mean the countries i've been to where they were reacting against foreigners you know the first thing they say is they smell bad then they say their food smells bad it's easier to blame foreigners aaron because they're so visible but when things are going well they love our look at new york look at america as you said we beg foreigners to come here and we became the greatest country in the world. that was the investment biker mr jim rogers. time now for a very quick break but stick around because when we return tim do is on the program the university of oregon professor is telling us his thoughts on what and when the fed will do whatever it denies and in today's big deal edward harrison and i are talking about government intrusion into our digital privacy but before we go here are a look at some air closing numbers of the bell stick around. we
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welcome aaron eight and abby martin two of the two or three close on the our team at work. it's going to give you a different perspective give you one stock never i'll give you the information you make the decision don't worry about it i'll bring you the work it's a revolution of the mind it's a revolution of ideas and consciousness is frustrated with the system extremely probably would be described as angry i think i'm a strong. leader single. welcome
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back to the u.s. g.d.p. growth for the last quarter fell to minus one percent but many analysts expect growth to return in the second quarter of two thousand and fourteen and of course with expected growth and declining unemployment many fed watchers believe that the federal reserve will continue to taper and hike interest rates so to get some input on what's going on with the macro economy and what it all means for the fed i spoke with professor tim do we of the university of oregon now do we pens
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a blog called to do is that watch which is widely read by analysts and market watchers interested in understanding what exactly the federal reserve is doing now i first asked him if he believes that growth this quarter could exceed three percent here's what he had to say. i think that there would be in fact a possibility we could see some stronger numbers and consumer spending in these capital spending side would not terribly would not surprise me you know a significant amount really i do think the economy is trending somewhere around two and a half to three percent and sort of stuck in that range so in comparison to the dismal report this first quarter i could easily see second quarter coming and stronger. and what do you make of the job market in the u.s. given recent data on unemployment non-farm payrolls and jobless claims so i think that so when i look at the the path of data recently i tend to see it
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as relatively slow and steady i think we've had a few stronger numbers on the non-farm payroll side in the last couple months but in the context of the average of the past year you know we were averaging i would say somewhere around one hundred eighty two hundred thousand jobs a month and that's been fairly consistent so we seem to be stuck in this relatively slow growth but consistent growth trend and it's sufficient to drive down the unemployment rates or steadily using up resource. resources in the economy we're just not doing it as aggressively as i think many of us would like to see. tim according to a recent harris poll forty seven percent of respondents had completely given up on looking for a job and that's what seventy one percent of those unemployed for more than two years reporting not having had any interviews in the last month so here's the question are you concerned about long term unemployment oh yes i am i've been very
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much concerned that for a number of years that what would happen as a result of this relatively tepid rebound is that we would lose a chunk of the labor market on a more persistent basis i don't like to use the term permanent because it's just. a shock on the other side could maybe drag some of those people back in the labor market but i do think that this relatively long slow recovery has had some damaging effects that would take very rapid growth to try to alleviate when should the fed raised interest rates. the fed should raise interest rates from the economic conditions call for the fed to raise interest rates which is a way of saying the fed shouldn't really worry about interest rate. increases or tightening policy more broadly until they see really clear evidence i think that that. inflation is going to be a significant concern or would be
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a significant if they didn't raise rates and gray now i mean i'm not seeing a significant amount of evidence that broad based inflation is a problem or why can we be a problem in the near future i think we've got to really wait until we see much more upward pressure on. on an wage growth before we even have to have this conversation about whether or not. there's going to be upward pressure on inflation so i don't have a specific date on when the federal reserve should raise interest rates i do know that they should really hold off until they see some some real some real questions about. you know the. the pace of inflation i just think we're a long way from that. now are you concerned that the low rate environment provide tinder for a build up of leverage interests as janet yellen once put it right and i do think there is some concern about that how well over you do have to match that about the
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concern that if you didn't have a low rate environment we'd have more people unemployed for example and what would be the consequences of that so of course we're always carrying something occurring on something or a balancing act we think about how worried should low how low rates should be relative to. financial stability issues. now i would say that the balance of risks is really about you know making sure that we are able to fully engage the labor force. rather than the financial stability concerns at this at this time. tim in the latest fed minutes the entire first paragraph was devoted to monetary policy normalization and there was this eye catching sentence i want to read it here it's quote a staff presentation outlined several projects to raising short term interest rates when it becomes appropriate to do so and to controlling the level of short term interest rates once they're above the effective lower bound during
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a period when the federal reserve will have a very large balance sheet so what does that tell you about the fed's policy tailed . well certainly right now i would say that the federal reserve has their eyes focused firmly on. policy some point the future reducing financial combinations is here in the general gist of policy conversations. both internally and externally is really about policy normalization which would mean reverting back to tools that focus on short term interest rates rather than. these asset purchase tools so i do think in that that is the general direction is tightening and i would urge the federal reserve to be heard cautious about. how how quickly they move down that path. now in order to raise rates apparently the fed is considering fixed rate overnight reverse
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repurchase operations term reverse repurchase agreements and a term deposit facility in addition to the rate of interest paid on excess reserve balances so why can't they just to hike the fed funds rate as always then can you tell us what all this means in women's terms. well the concern about just trying to hike the fed funds rate is that there's the there's too much money floating around in non-bank players right now and so it's not clear that everybody would have access to the market and they would be able to sufficiently control short term interest rates simply through the. fed funds facility at this point so they're trying to develop a variety of other tools that allow them to absorb excess would think in terms axis the credit the herbs or some of the reserves out of the economy should and along the way control the short term interest rates or the path of short term interest rates and so i think you're for the layman for the average
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person here that what they should be focused on is the idea the federal reserve has . trying to revert back to tools that allow them some degree of control over short term rates in using short term rates is their policy primary tool rather than . the. quantitative easing tools that we've become used to over the last couple of years when we've had interest rates near zero. that was professor tim dewey of the university of oregon time now for today's big deal. big deal time with the wonderful mr edward harrison now today we're discussing government intrusion into our digital privacy and how government overreach
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threatens our fundamental civil rights very concerning eldar legs and the founder of lava bit an encrypted email service published an article in the guardian describing how the federal government forced leveson to install a surveillance device on his email servers and surrender his company's private encroaching keys this of course undermines the very service that lava bit wanted to offer which was designed to protect users privacy now in response leveson shut down his company so edward with the ongoing saga of snowden versus the u.s. surveillance state levinson's article it brings up some very important issues here so can you tell me what struck out as the most unnerving part of these legal proceedings with love a bit and. for me it was the concept of the government really controlled the process is a very secret process now if you imagine the government trying to do the exact same thing with google having a secret process where they're suing google would therefore google can't do things
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google has an army of lawyers that can go against it but here we're looking at a smaller company and what i find unnerving is that you know it's clear that the government is using their power or this is to a company you know basically run it out of business just because they want to get some information so that it is i'm very troubled it's very very troubling and leveson goes into some detail in the article about the government's claim over technology and what constitutes a search now his appeal raise the. question of what exactly constitutes a legal search and here's a quote from leveson whether law enforcement can demand the christian keys of a business and use those keys to inspect the private communications of every customer even when the court has only authorized them to access information belonging to a specific target so can you break down what the tech technological issues are here and why the government want to encrypt keys when they already installed the surveillance device on the service in the first place you know you can have plain
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text that goes through these e-mails and then they're encrypted and so forth but if you can get the encryption keys from the company that has the data if it's over h.t.t.p. . the government can actually intercept read the data and therefore understand what is going on so they want to get all of the information of the e-mails that are being used so it's exactly would love some of the once you have the private encryption keys you might as well be out of business because nothing is private the government has access to everything that you're doing and so that goes completely against what he was trying to achieve it's incredible now the wall street journal reports that the law enforcement often requests the courts to approve invasive monitoring of suspected individuals but that these requests are under confidential seal irrespective of whether or not any evidence of criminal activity is found so can you describe what's happening here with us. in the same
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way i would describe it is like we're living in a police really i mean it's again the government is going to and having these secret trials these secret court proceedings and then because they say that someone's engaged in criminal activity without even having a warrant they could actually go and try to get a tap on people's phones and there is a banana and then even after the process is over there they're trying to keep it sealed right nothing happened don't worry about now as much eleven last year about his new initiative dark mail and i. play a clip from that interview let's check it out. we've realized based on you know what happened to my company and to what happened to hushmail a few years back is that we can continue. promising a secure system. if the data is encrypted and because server based encryption systems like lavabit and hushmail only protect the
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information once it arrives at our systems and what we really need are new protocols that protect the data from the time it leaves the senders computer until it arrives at the receiver's computer now loves and is trying to implement and encryption through dark mail but how can the private sector do this to stop the government from overreaching i mean do they really have that much the private industry can do the private sector versus the government how much will work will be you know what the government's doing with the united states government is doing is . technology companies overseas you know because you can't engage in business if you think that the government is always eased up you know everything that you do and so all these companies are just going to go. states is really just shooting itself in the foot i mean we've a police when it comes to surveillance and then the government is operated in secrecy ultimately it's the fact of the government operating in secrecy that is the
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biggest problem and it's terrifying and you know it's again cutting off you know spite your face that's all we have for now but you can see all stars and featured in today's show on you tube dot com sussman best r. t. please tweet out as edward age from all of us here at boom bust thank you for watching i'll see you next time.
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today on larry king now david alan grier you grew up in the motor city yes i did for a good yeah it's a tough town and it is growing up in detroit i was going toyo's in the middle of harlem one time years ago and he's had to say come over to me to where he said he tried. everybody top about doing a black ass and now keenan talk about the same thing but he actually pulled it off jim carrey jennifer lopez jamie foxx we made each other laugh every day all day so i couldn't wait plus being on broadway one time i forgot my lines i said hubris in the rhythm of the play and the dialogue and nobody knew it was like something where i went and you know you did it and you pay your house note they are
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going like what all next on larry king now. welcome to larry king now we're at the beautiful we've done. in new york city with three time tony and grammy nominee david alan grier known for his diverse array of roles in t.v. film and theater such as in living color comedy central's chocolate news. dance flick peoples the gershwin's porgy and bess and dreamgirls comedy sam just settle into one of the hundreds greatest standups of all time and you can see him every thursday night his principal called gains in bad teacher and there's at nine thirty pm on c.b.s. we'll talk about bad teacher a little while which is based on a movie we heard that you had a lot to do with discovering jennifer lawrence ha ha well you know an academy award
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i would absolutely will laurie had him and i wrote a screenplay called poker house and it was based on laurie's life and we had to cast the hyung girls and jennifer lawrence was a girl we cast we looked at all these young girls you know young actresses fourteen fifteen sixteen. so jeff wise came and she was awesome but i have to be honest with you i didn't look at her and go she's going to win an oscar in three years because she was great oh what agency she was good she was good i liked actually i like chloe marette who is played the other sister. they were both there and they're both doing great in their careers awesome we're very lucky to get you grew up in the motor city yes i did for a good yeah it's a tough town and it is armed and i was just there mad. at the weird thing about the last time i went to detroit is there was no one there you know i mean because people so many people have moved out biggest axis in america
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yeah yeah but i mean growing up in detroit i was going to tell you i was in the middle of harlem one time years ago and he had they come over to me and away from us in detroit they were oh. be careful how our because that's the reputation has been through you is it true your family marched with love luther king yeah i did it in yass wow where was this selma no no in detroit michigan you know he did his march on poverty and it was right before them. march on washington and he actually did an earlier version of the i have a dream speech in detroit and it was a little over fifty thousand people using the same words general. there i was a little kid i was born in fifty six so i'm the youngest of three and i don't remember that i really wanted an ice cream cone and so my parents were like just do this which is very important and we'll find an ice cream cone was like ok. is it
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true you're on the book and you say you are doing this now listen i was fourteen fifteen years old and at that time the sexiest coolest thing the most rebellious thing to the black panthers they were leather jackets and brazen related agree with a white coat you know and so my friend of mine ronnie livingston we walked all the way down to the black panther headquarters now the door was riddled with bullet holes it had been like nailed together it had like all kind of steel reinforcement and everything this dude opens the door and he says now happy my young black warriors who like we want to join you know how old are you fourteen and a half of teen and they said you're too young you have to be sixteen and we're relieved so. yeah you know oakland sounds all go area out of it and they spread it everywhere so trust me really so how did you come to go to yale and study
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shakespeare doesn't some of the black men think given that for a while but i also grew up you know my dad was a psychiatry is my mom's a schoolteacher i grew up in a great family and when i started acting i was at the university of michigan and at that time you know meryl streep had gone to yale miles i guess what there was a kid from university of michigan we did shows with bill armstrong who had just gotten in yale and he came back to visit us and my compiled piper he said this is the best school. oh in the country best acting school and he said to me and particular david you should apply a thing to get out of my what so i went to visit i applied and bam we seem and i was thinking about it you know i never studied voice i would just say i mean something i like but i wanted to be a serious actor you know it was equal to his work it was for me it was whether they do that it was special it was
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a very intensive totally artistic environment so in three years i did thirty three. productions all day on my eating drinking sleeping the steeler arts and that was really an awesome experience you met keenan ivory when wins at an open mike like this that had the improv when i was a hale you went down to them by get it done stand up no i don't even know why i went down there and i stayed in line like everybody i want on a rock to in the morning he was the only regular that gave me the time of day and like all they did i was like you know what did you think and he said well you yelled a lot it was a lot of energy i have to see you a few more times but he was i never forgot that he was very nice i didn't dream that i'd see him years later i mean are i did you study shakespeare you're at yale one major stand in line to do stand up larry i can't even tell me take this story
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when we were doing porky about. someone came to the stage door and they gave me a play bill from the first the jackie robinson story i did in eighty one and in my playbill in my biography you write your own plays yeah well this i had no credit this is my first job so i put a couple school plays in there and then i put and i have done comedy and comedy clubs around the country now this was not true i performed once at open mike but the improv and once at the comedy store and i can't even tell you why would i put that in there and clearly i had an affinity and an interest in comedy all the way back that he will bring up the weather when you get a plate full of wood with the actor actress right yes and this was you know in eighty one also i was a star of the musical so they were going to give me space you had to fill in and i know they came back a couple times david is there anything else you want to put in there as i can tell
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you a bad teacher was a movie movie starring car cameron did it was funny yeah it was funny man but you know i came back from. new york i moved back to l.a. and pilot season that started two days i read two scripts i was offered both was and this is the one i really liked and that was the quickest pilot season in my career and then to have it was over so we have a t.v. show or who's the girl our names are a greater she plays meredith i played principal caro and since i'm flick with her. now he's a broken man his wife left him he lives in his office i mean he's crying all the time and severely depressed this one young woman comes in and so i latch on to her like i believe all of the garbage she tells me. or his that do you know so that's what makes of you like you like the prince who when you listen like that you
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have to like him i don't know i just like to revel in his dysfunction you know that guy who has no power that guy has all of his energy is holding it together you know trying to convince everyone that he's in control of his life obviously is he recently finished a two year run on broadway in david mamet's race didn't split it was a luxury wasn't it. del you know i didn't know james spader before race porgy and bess was a cast of thirty five race was four people myself kerry washington james spader richard thomas i would cook for everybody you know especially james spader was my taster and i was very like veal i would do all of that i have this cooking blog which i started when i was in race yet third james loved it race i read reviews of it had a discordant and yeah look what happened at the end of it well if you know any of
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david mamet's writing he does not like to tie up loose ends where he doesn't spare words no he loves to leave things in the air what really did happen did this woman really do this. he wants the audience to to ponder this and discuss it when you read words where a playwright named shakespeare you know does is some tone is things like you do a met play and sing has a melody has a melody one time i went up meaning i lost my lines i forgot my lines yet i said jibberish in the rhythm of the play and the dialogue and nobody knew you know it was like something where i went and you know you did it i was like and you pay your house note. like what and we kept going oh is the controversy over paul you know leaving the n word out right now i mean what was the controversy
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based on years what it was because porgy and bess now is considered america's finest preeminent opera. the whole fact that it was be proved being presented as a musical was an affront to some. opera aficionados what they call the sort of calling up of the right will they doesn't mean you will gershwin died before he actually changed it the way he wanted to you know when they open in boston they took a walk in the boston commons he ended those a word and he started cutting it then and then he cut some more and then he became ill and he died brain cancer yes and so in that time once it was revived opera companies this present original version that people think they're watching is really a version of the opera in which all the cuts that gershwin took. to the piece had been put back and partially put back again and so it's an argument that holds no
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water and then stephen sondheim got involved and it was crazy as he changed the know him he had never seen our production. but he heard that we had cut some elements out and he wrote this open letter to the new york times which got over six seven hundred responses and it just became this open. word in the world would not in our not in our production but that decision that decision was made before i even got there what did you think of it. it was far and i mean it's like this i mean what i told someone is from our research the first time that the play was read that means with an african-american cast these actors came to gershwin when he was alive and they said you've got to change this because there are a lot more in words and a racially charged language in the original version so the chain started that and
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again that's what that's the version that people have seen in the past diane paulus susan marie parks the gershwin estate decided this is what we're doing so this is these are decisions before we actors came into it always a lot of plays for it was awesome you know you were asking me earlier. to hear gershwin every night was like a dictionary of american modern music you would hear phrases snippets of melody and like i've heard that i've heard that and billy joel's music i've heard that in the beatles' music i've heard this in pop music sinatra it just confuses so much of our culture that it was a joy i mean i want to tell you a quick story my dad who contracted polio i loved porking about. this before he was in with exactly the not a wheelchair it is he was also use quote cripple but he came to the show and i was
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very old he's still alive and he was hobbling out of the theater and i said dad wait. and he said i'm tired i want to go and i said just wait a second and i brought out audra and norm and part of the cast and he turned around and he just burst into tears and they kept gathered around and hugging him and op otterson thank you and he said nothing made my life better for it was an awesome moment what it was something to keep in living color reboot it find other the. way you like me you want your comedy news with some t.v. once a comedy news to be a bare fisted no holds barred fight to the dad. but the truth vampire quiting into the necks of the corporate elite and the billionaire freaks while they're going to route. out well that's what you get with my new show redacted tonight.
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if you are a colleague very hard to take i. want to get along here live happily ever back with that her big hair clings to that color. live. with live. oh please please please please. please please. please. the people.
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scott horsley. at the finish line on the phone or on. the back with david alan grier he stars in lead teacher it is that nine thirty pm thursday nights on c.b.s. and tell me about and loving all of that cast him about. well you know already know that i've met cannon before when i was really young and he remembered you e.l. but you know what it mainly happened is i've done a few films and i was
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a lot of my friends were comics i met damon and his brother his sister and we were all pal around and i would go to these comedy clubs and as we became friends when he did i'm going to get you sucker which is a small movie he asked me to do a part in that and that's the first time we worked together so he called me and said i'm doing this t.v. show people don't know that you're funny how funny you are i want to put you in the show that was in the color so i never thought it would be a success and not a success like it's become i want to get jim carrey jennifer lopez jamie fuck him what was it like working in that show i never missed a day of work i mean the one day i missed i think i crushed a disk in my back they sent me to the hospital they gave me medication and put me in bed that was a one day and i was back the next day because it was so much fun i mean. we made each other laugh every day all day so i couldn't wait to get to work and jim carrey
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crazy but he was gray. crazy i mean most of those characters was a big table in a rehearsal hall move come in with our breakfasts we'd sit down and eat breakfast while we're waiting for the worst of the start and we'd already start riffing making each other crack up so fire marshall bill came there mr mcafee was at that table and then after two or three days they'd say did you have to do a spy sketch you got to run scott and then that became a sketch which became a character and then when jennifer lopez was she was a eighteen year old dancer from the bronx with the uni brow and yeah as so i. developed into this a major showing a picture of us and one merryweather. tell me about and one how did you see him well it started out a lot of times when we would do sketches keenan and damon were originally doing the
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men on film sketch and there were two brothers. and then we would pass it down and i slipped let me try that because i had to take there was a cable access show at the time when i lived in new york and it was called something like in the closet there was a dude you never saw as face he would take scenes from straight movies say like the locker room scene from top gun and you would hear this where you go this is for all you guys in the closet let's look at these gentlemen in their underwear so for me that was the key to these guys they took straight movies that had nothing to do with gayness or gay culture and we inferred all this stuff on them and because originally it was written they made up movies and we thought it was much funnier to take a straight movie so that was kind of twenty twelve the nuns there would be a reboot of the show with new and old testament there's david jim carrey jamie foxx also to be a part then the announcer was dead. i don't know i mean we came i remember i talked
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to jim he was going to do it and i think jamie was down i login for lopez we're all going to come down here to talk to us about it. they had a new cast and i think at the end of the day it was really a problem between fox and the producers how it just collapsed which is the same because i think it could have been really great i mean i don't i wasn't there day to day when it was it was a sure way to get from the start yet you know we were we won an emmy that first year and it only been broadcast three times it was only on three weeks before we won the emmy that year and it was why even if it weren't so. why i think part of it was timing too you know one thousand nine hundred ninety two have all of us were young and we were very. all of the world in that moment doing a fresh take on comedy you know everybody talked about doing a black ass and now like i remember eddie murphy when he first blew up he always
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wanted to do a black sketch show that's now chris rock talked about it so naturally i can talk about the same thing but he actually pulled it off so it was kind of percolating but he pulled it off did you see it didn't reflect in retrospect jamie foxx the time example would be ray charles is now going to say right now i used to do ray charles on in living color number one so if you're asking me if jamie was doing one and ugly girl if i sat there and said he is going to win an oscar you know when i lived in ca i think that i listened to jim carrey and they sat me next to jim carrey in his first movie you know it's been ter. and i came out i saw chris rock in the lobby and i said. chris no one's going to see this movie because i thought jim was too crazy for the country we used to kid around and i said if i ever win the lottery jim i want to give you five million dollars to do the movie
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you love because you would have us dying i did not think the world was ready for oliver stone put jamie in any given sunday out and it was his first serious part as the backup quarterback and. yeah it went real tom did you see jennifer lopez is no but i mean jamie was different i mean it was really a pleasure to watch jamie build this resume it wasn't like he was cast out of the box is ray charles he built this resume starting any given sunday that he did that flicker who's a cab driver and so he did a bunch of key roles that one was better than he out there and you could really see him developing and gaining this momentum as an actor you call yourself a lot of blood blur that is a black nerd you know a black. yeah man when i was in jack and jill jack and jill the black negro across social groups that when i went to private school i really did all kinds of
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nerd stuff i was in a gang i was you know what about this food blog but. that's well you know i've always had a passion for cooking and i started blogging and i mentioned earlier during race because it was a place for me to really get my fruit food nerd on and i could be a different person meaning it's not funny it's not me as a comedian doing food i could expound for pages on dishes i was obsessed with you know french dishes my sausage making and curing me why and all that stuff which i love and of course what i was doing raised who love them more than james spader so he would say david why don't you. cure park valley and prepare it back kerry wouldn't touch it it was all james gratified or yes or james was yet on the surface he was and he was also
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a very harsh critic he would say. the ribs were off but i love the castle or do you want your own cooking show i'd love to do want done so many things i love to do and i want to do one where i get to go and travel for free and get good for a. couple social media questions at red menace one fifty two how many takes do you have to do prep a sofabed teacher depends i mean the middle mounted takes would be two so if it's perfect the first time sound karam and they want to get one more for safety so he's in for a live audience now so camera show which is different at four million for peace do you miss him loving tyler no because i lived through it and i was there for four years and you know the old saying how do you make an actor complain give him a job like everybody i never thought twenty five years later we'll be talking about in the parlor the twenty thousand nine hundred ninety s.
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going on is two thousand and fourteen chose sweets asks what keeps you going. life come on i'm not dead yet i want to do i have i feel like i'm not done yet i feel like i'm not done showing any real world we're helping talented young but i love what i'm doing joe miller as five fifty five will you ever reprieves and one merryweather i don't know who knows i know it's a different world now you know the politics of chains now now they have the twitter police if you do anything it's how dare you i'm offended what do you mean i will not it's a little game with you only knew i just throw questions up first kiss first good ever test for scream i was just was it great it was my first girlfriend always been stabbed. we went over i was so mortified and scared i would barely kiss her i was the worst at school we went and had lunch at her house after school her mom was there and we're sitting in our bedroom but it was totally innocent i mean but i was
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mortified or if they had a t.v. or film while film i mean i'd love to be at the oscars. two or three statues at my table talking about this great new film not just completed not to be out here mr brooks are enjoying merryweather. ha ha ha sadly i'm becoming mr brooks. the old white guy role most personal to you oh i'm going to list say role most personal the guy i know in a funny way it was race because it wasn't that i was that lawyer but i knew that lawyer i'd seen parts of that stern rigid guy it wasn't in me but i was familiar with it so when i read that mamet play i said i know this i knew. i could play it with my eyes closed you know if that makes sense i get a crazy idea first get john in living color. well
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it was a i was a witness to this but jim carrey used to do colon back and he was a superhero where forty feet of his intestines he could pull out of his body and last through criminals. i was like please do that as a movie you see that as a you have a hidden talent. i play guitar but i play guitar better than people think i do they use guitar while i did a character on them in color why did i use the bad news player i've been playing pretty well for a long time i love. the blues i love delta blues i do in part of you does what was it like to be around all those opera singers it was humbling me and they were very encouraging you're like that you can really do this i'm like really when i would go on the steps up to our dressing rooms i would hit a high c. every night really but when i was on stage like a frog in a box. superpower you'd like to have invisibility me to.
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what i would do with that in this savors stand up comic of all time i would have to say richard pryor and just looking up to see him he said gee i'm going to give you one piece because i just got here to new york grown women who travel into geometers and carry a pillow that's a fetus should not be allowed correct i'm not near airports you know and i mean thanks man it's great seeing you david alan grier i want to thank him a great guest very funny very talented and sure to watch his new show bad teacher thursday nights nine thirty pm eastern on c.b.s. you can find me on twitter it cames things in the beautiful town hotel in new york city see it. well. it's technology innovation all the developments from
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around russia we've got this huge you're covered. this was in the washington well as submissive. is being suggested to the latest numbers among the many 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 of alternatives to the status quo but one might give real alternatives points to looking for the american dream the next they were just trying to survive it's time for americans and lawmakers in washington to wake up and start talking about the real causes
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problems for. what's happening guys i'm having martin and this is breaking the set of big news to report of the environmental protection agency of the e.p.a. just unveiled a new pozole concerning greenhouse gas emissions the plan mandates that emissions from coal fired power plants be cut by thirty percent based on levels from two thousand and five only one caveat though these plants don't have to meet the standard until twenty thirty over fifteen years from now you have just enough time to give coal companies time to find the loopholes to get out of it but seriously while the plan is an important step in the right direction the actual impact on carbon emissions will have is a classic case of too little too late secord power power plants are responsible for about three quarters of greenhouse gas emissions when it comes to electricity in
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this country and reducing them by a little less than a third just isn't going to cut it if we're truly serious about climate change to mention that state plans to comply with the new regulation aren't even due to a twenty seventeen also meaning that the next president could easily overturn the mandate and as for individuals who no longer want to contribute to the carbon catastrophe while they're being met with fierce opposition by local governments yes some states have actually made it illegal to live off the grid one woman from cape coral florida who relied soley on solar power in rainwater was harassed by city officials for her lifestyle and forced to reconnect to the city's water system i guess individuals trying to make up for the government's lack of action on climate change is just too radical notion so while many are the loudly applauding need carbon plan we're going to see a lot more urgent action out of federal and state governments because a crisis of historic proportions requires a historic solution so let's stop playing politics and let's break
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a sweat. please please please. please very hard to take. that back with the others there are no. please. please. please. please. please please. please. but the rising technological prowess you would think that the world would have figured out by now a way to safely store nuclear waste but
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a disturbing story emerging out of new mexico's los alamos laboratory demonstrates that once again humanity is clueless when it comes to managing radioactive material last week the u.s. energy department announced that it would miss a deadline to move drums of nuclear waste from the laboratory to a more secure facility in texas sea with wildfire season in fast approaching officials are worried that the fires could reach los alamos requiring the removal of nearly four thousand cubic meters of waste by the end of june but thanks to a radiological leak from one of the containers back in february officials can't be certain about the safety of transferring is hazardous materials and the likely cause of the leak kitty litter yes it's comforting to know that the same material used to dispose cap crap is also used to secure nuclear waste officials are saying that the switch to organic kitty litter caused a heat reaction and a subsequent release of radiation now the leak occurred at the waste isolation pilot plant or w.i.p.p. in nearby carlsbad new mexico where these drums are you. usually transferred given
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that this plant is the country's only long term nuclear waste storage facility of its kind but since that leak the department of energy has shut down the w.i.p.p. until it can determine the the facility is safe but when it comes to the nuclear industry it's not just radioactive waste that we have to worry about it's astronomical monetary waste as well over in charleston south carolina the federal government is injecting billions of dollars into a nuclear project that it doesn't even want to see all the way back in one thousand nine hundred nine the government signed off on a deal to construct a plant that would transform plutonium into commercial fuel nuclear field rather sounds like a great way to convert waste into something usable right well unfortunately not one nuclear power plant in a country has actually agreed to burn the fuel and its reactors and fast forward nearly fifteen years later and the original one point seven billion dollars price tag project has ballooned to three and a half billion and is expected to cost at least another four billion to complete
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furthermore officials now claim that all together the project will cost more than thirty billion dollars to operate the plant for the next twenty years well all of these factors have led the energy department to call for a halt of the useless plants construction and energy secretary ernest mone is was one of the architects who helped broker the initial deal is on board as well great but thanks to south carolina politicians who love seeing the infusion of federal cash into the state that's not happening anytime soon in fact back in april south carolina republican governor nikki haley actually threatened to sue if the government halted construction he said that the plants costs are not the state's problems and told reporters quote you've made a very real investment there's a structure and everything there now they're just going to walk away from it it really defies all logic. actually what really defies all logic is that this plan was ever approved in the first place because thanks to last month's audit from the
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energy department's inspector general we now know that long before the project was approved officials discovered the building's designs were so shoddy that they didn't even meet the department's standards for approval sounds par for the course but thanks to the bureaucratic nightmare that is the energy department the project was approved and now we're set to spend another four hundred forty two million dollars on this steaming pile of worthlessness during this year alone so once again nuclear is creating all kinds of nightmares every year look but i guess that's just the price we pay for technological insanity. over the weekend scholars activists and students gathered in new york city for the annual left forum law forum was founded in the sixty's aiming to bring the leftists and progressive academics from all over the world together this year's conference
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doing as they did six thousand people participated in panels debates with guest speakers like cornel west and seattle city council member of some want and the growing popularity of the event indicates a real rise in alternatives to the current establishment joining me now to go over the highlights of the two thousand and fourteen law form and what's next for the movement conference cordner dr seth adler thanks so much for coming on. thank you have a it's good to be here so every year the love form is given a new theme this year it was reform and or a revolution imagine a world with transformative justice talk about this theme and how it differs from years past. well you're right this is the tenth year that the left forum has developed in new york city an outgrowth of the socialist scholars conference which you mentioned has a venerable twenty one year history and each year a new theme is taken up and generally it finds the many activists. scholars who come to this conference thinking about what is pertinent and relevant in this particular time so the year when occupy was large and growing the theme was
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occupied the system confronting global capitalism last year was about ecological and economic transformations mobilizing for them this year as you've mentioned reform and a revolution imagining a world with transformative justice and partly the theme and partly the idea that there's a forum on the left side of the spectrum for thousands of people to gather and converge and network every year those sort of twin pillars of the left forum bring thousands and thousands of people out it really starts with probably the organizing by a whole multitude of social movement people a year in advance as they think of what we want to do in this new york city three day conference in convergence they develop their networks their social and cultural and other routes and build these panels in which we see four hundred
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panels workshop the vents films concerts you name it all going on at one time i mean i just spent a year in a period really quick i was a speaker at the la farm this year as i mentioned how the discussion focused around how do a lack of more leftists and progressives in an office nationwide. right you know another one of the dimensions of what goes on each year are that independent parties and left the democrats also come to the forum to at the very least talk with each other but they go past that so whether you have the green party the working families or socialist alternative as in the case of schama and you could name about fifty other parties they come together to discuss strategies differences and potentials and as you've indicated this year with this exciting victory and many others left forum was just sort of filled with debates that span the spectrum
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of examining the lack of access to poor people and people of color throughout ever growing parts of the united states to actual dialogues between the different elected officials and others on topics like electoral ism and or revolution. addressing the or marginalizing the power of the state capitalist and party elite strong title that cornell west chris hedges richard wolfe and laura flanders engaged in and sharma so want was part of these debates throughout the entire three days it was very exciting it's a great i mean it's an event that's sorely needed south and i really think we are at the point where it is about reform or revolution at this point it's so corrupted i mean there are also a lot of radicals there also a lot of people who are obama supporters i was wondering what you thought about
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kind of the rhetoric that continues to capitulate to the democratic establishment and how that kind of turns the progress of the dance like the life form of the truth movement. well. deterrence now seems to be turning toward inspiration in that i think there's a large rejection of the major argument. by you know in the beltway so to speak of the great advances in democratic and liberal and reform politics reform democratic and liberal politics are vital to be sure but the other sides of the matter find and you hear this reflected in thousands of conversations in the hallways and elsewhere before him the other side i think of that issue are that there is really an absence a a retrogression a turning backwards of the democratic move forth of the liberalization move forth
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of the reform move forward so that for every one policy changes so forth in washington or even at a local level i think people would agree we now see it's actually in the progressive hopes that people have now see about twenty either failures stifling co-opted movement and that's gotten folks really riled up and really in need of places to at least discuss and debate the issues let alone recognize the difference that as you mentioned with the electoral move forth of of leftists and progressives in the change in you know not accepting the democratic sort of mainstream politics you see that you see this reflected in how these networks are building on the ground sometimes under the radar absolutely so sorry about a minute left but once the event was said and done were there any breakthrough ideas of road maps that left as an progress as can follow moving forward and how
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can they get involved. well the closing session deals with you know where to from here and i think one of the best ways to understand you know the rather fragmented condition on this left spectrum or the gala tarion spectrum is that breakthroughs are not there. sara lee going to be seen in straightforward ways that may mean breaking news or sachin said but on the other hand when you think about left for him is just one node or one place in many many in the social movements in the political moments in the cultural moments that get reflected there breakthroughs are that this convergence has built over ten years and it keeps on getting more and more people so in one by one all of the panelists all of the workshops who are bringing together their networks they're able to develop further
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plans in the strategies to get feedback from others and what you see the day after the forum is that a thousand groups there are twelve hundred speakers this year are strained thin in how they understand their role and their abilities each time they move through a left forum to other forms of activism it's so in a crucial step because i think one of the biggest criticisms that the left can't get its stuff together and we can't really come together on these main core issues and that's why the central thank you so much for coming on everyone get involved. conference really appreciate it thank you abby. coming up i'll talk about why hillary clinton isn't exactly the progressive dream she's been portrayed out stick around. or you like me you want your comedy news and some. comedy news to be a bare fisted no holds barred fight to jab. truth vampire winding into the
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next record for the lead of billionaire freaks well they're going. well that's what you get with my new show projected tonight. think i thought that. they were going to do the job did you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy which albus. role. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and across several we've been hijacked trying handful of transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once will just my job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's
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actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem to try to rational debate in a real discussion critical issues facing the book ready to join the movement then walk in the big picture. please please. please on your cultural common in washington d.c. maybe new college face i think you're right if you don't. believe. it was. a pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure.
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it's not unusual for x. politicians to pull in six figures for speaking at places like prestigious universities or corporate dollars and former first lady and secretary of state hillary clinton. it's certainly no different since leaving office fifteen months ago clinton has raked in a whopping five million dollars from over ninety speeches an apparent is that a cool two hundred grand a pop and she's spoken everywhere from private equity firms to wall street banquets including two stints for goldman sachs late last year where she did a one on one q. and a with c.e.o. pulling from hillary's cameo spots also include elite think tank such as brookings the atlantic council and a sit down at the carlyle group but i guess we shouldn't be surprised that clinton is chummy with these unelected policy makers considering what she had to say about the council on foreign relations back in two thousand and nine. it's good to have
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an outpost of the council right here down the street from the state department we get a lot of advice from the council so this will mean i won't have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future listen it's one thing when x. politicians go on these tours to improve their personal retirement funds but it's another thing entirely when someone like hillary is amassing such a fortune who is almost guaranteed to be running for president in two thousand and sixteen clearly these events are also serving the framework for the two thousand and sixteen presidential campaign and the hundreds of millions of not over a billion dollars she will have to raise to compete and to see where hillary clinton's loyalties lie one needs only to look at our top five political donors which include wall street big wigs like goldman sachs j.p. morgan chase morgan stanley along with citi group sit in at number one but it's not just wall street that has hillary clinton in its golden pockets and number two
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defense contractor in the country has that cozy relationship with the clinton family for years back in two thousand and ten boeing donated a whopping nine hundred thousand dollars of the clinton foundation just months after secretary of state clinton made a shameless pitch in russia for the weapons manufacture securing a huge three point seven billion dollar contract now as does. spic of all this over bribery is it's far from a shocking and hilarious case during her entire term as a senator and then secretary of state she's represented the most hawkish wing of the administration and the democratic party supporting the most extreme military intervention in bombing campaigns over the so-called war on terror starting with her unapologetic vote for the illegal invasion of iraq when she stated in two thousand and two i believe the facts have brought us to this fateful vote are not in doubt yeah i'm moving on to afghanistan where hillary stood on the side of the war machine when lobbying for the tories they failed troop surge see according to
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former secretary of defense robert gates as memoir he and hillary often found themselves in the same page when arguing for escalating the afghan war in two thousand and nine according to gates obama's efforts to allow the white house to dictate foreign policy quote offended hillary clinton as much as it did me and fact according to the nation two dozen current and former administration officials foreign diplomats friends and outside analysts describe mrs clinton as almost always the advocate of the most aggressive actions considered by mr obama's national security team and of course we can't forget about one of her poorest decisions while at the helm of the state department libya and no dare allies i'm not talking about benghazi instead we can thank hillary clinton along with former u.n. ambassador susan rice for getting the u.s. to bomb libya and we all know how that turned out a vacuum of leadership has led to a completely failed state largely run by bands of militias moving on to iran or
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clinton's notoriously been as hard line as john mccain regarding the country's nuclear capabilities i'm good morning america back in two thousand and eight clinton bellicosity declared that quote in the next ten years during which you wrong might bullishly consider launching an attack on israel we would be able to totally old literate then why. but when it comes to the middle east clinton doesn't discriminate against who she wants to bomb take syria for example not only did she support the near bombing campaign but even before the chemical weapons crisis erupted clinton along with former cia director david petraeus heavily advocated arming the syrian rebels with weapons so while the m.s.m. continues its nozinan obsession over clinton's role in the photo benghazi scandal what mainstream anchors won't mention is her continuous support for everything that the military industrial complex represents. so for all the progressives out there who are rightly upset over obama's perpetuation of the american empire and imperial
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gemini you should probably be even more scared of the prospect of a clinton dynasty continuing in two thousand and sixteen because once you peel back the layers hillary clinton is not just a mere wolf in sheep's clothing she's an unabashed hawk through and through. it's no secret that america loves to consume in fact every holiday the years now associated with the sales event like black friday or cyber monday simply to celebrate an endless line of credit you'll never be able to pay back i'm sure you've seen the circus of people swarming outside of stores and camping out for days on end just to buy the latest tickle me elmo it's because of this toxic mindset that activists everywhere began to boycott black friday urging people to reject mindless consumerism and interestingly the shopping campers are protected by
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security forces while occupy activists protesting against the event are treated like terrorists if you think i'm exaggerating check this out or into four thousand pages of government documents obtained by the partnership for civil justice fund that's exactly what happened individuals who participated in a consumer boycott during the two thousand and eleven holiday shopping season report outlines how fusion said. participated in terrorism intelligence gathering during the black friday boycott and of the story might not sound shocking in the age of mass surveillance that could set a dangerous precedent for the future treatment of activist groups so when they go for the latest report i'm joined by executive director of the partnership for civil justice fun mara for hayden healthier thank you so much for coming in mara thanks for having me so through for your requests your organization uncovered this story what prompted you initially to investigate the black friday story or did it come out of your larger investigation at fusion centers this is our larger investigation that we did into the u.s. government's intelligence apparatus along force and apparatus and how it's turned
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to focus on social justice movements in peaceful protest in the united states and starting in the fall of two thousand and eleven with a crackdown on occupy across the country we launched a series of foiled demands to federal agencies to local agencies trying to pull out the documents related to cord nation and discussion and we've done investigation for the last several years into this and this set of documents is remarkable because it's a window into the fusion centers that has never been revealed before right and we're going to get into that window very very dark when what types of actions were activists and organizers and dejan and that would have actually related them to terrorist in the eyes of law enforcement zero and that's what's so much about the fusion center is these are there are seventy eight fusion centers around the country they were created after september eleventh with the u.s. government telling the people the united states we must spend billions of dollars to defend against catastrophic acts of violence and to use intelligence services to root out and stop catastrophic acts of violence but instead what we can see is
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these fusion centers turning their attention to what is acknowledged to be peaceful social justice protest and here we have documents showing repeatedly throughout these materials an extreme focus from law enforcement intelligence officials federal local talking about whether or not there is going to be a diminish in retail sales on black friday and org. boycotting calls to buy local and shop at your independent seller and one of the documents we have is a document coming through washington d.c. from a top intelligence fusion official in washington is also was the director of the joint terrorism task force here and he sent it through the washington fusion center which is a washington regional threat analysis center again supposed to be you know looking for what they claim are threats to the united states from catastrophic acts of violence whether they focus on the circulated a thirty page report written by a trade association the international council of shopping centers where they are
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mapping out. some of those threats to be on the lookout for three noncommercial street parties sit ins flash mobs alternative mass green transport activities posing as legitimate shoppers mara how can alternative mass green transfer possibly be seen as a threat anyone right how can how can the idea that you don't want to go in and go into black friday and do mindless consumer shopping how can a consumer boycott fit into so-called antiterrorism authority it's unbelievable it really is the down in this wasn't about this is what's so crazy to me this wasn't about protests in the government or even the police this was a protest against consumerism should be worrying that the state is treating a boycott of corporate america as if it is a terrorist threat well it shows us the relationship it really shows what we're seeing more and more of which is these intelligence agencies acting and it's almost a private security arm for wall street for the banks for the corporations for corporate america in this instance and private security is really the wrong word
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they weren't protecting from violence or danger they were protecting from people not shopping right. unbelievable how these fusion centers now that you've learned a tremendous amount about them how do they differ from what we originally thought that they did and now that we see kind of how large the sense of mass spying really is how do they fit into the larger picture well the fusion. really i think a very dangerous element the united states in addition to being just a gigantic rat hole of waste i mean you think about the amount of our taxpayer money that is being poured into these unchecked centers and we also saw a lot of partnering with corporate private security arms i mean people just look at this and they're feeding the trough here and it's something that has to end and interestingly the senate itself the u.s. senate in two thousand and twelve did an investigation into fusion centers which the washington post referred to as being completely wasteful enterprises that were doing nothing that we fall and in fact violated civil liberties and at the time the
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fusion center said well that's just old data you don't know how great your operating now but we have the documents that show actually what they're doing and what we're calling for at the partnership for civil justice fund is we've launched and the fusion center campaign and we're urging people to come to big brother america dot org it's a new website big brother america org and join the campaign and the fusion centers i couldn't agree more and what's amazing is that through this investigation mars you found out that p.c. j.f. your organization was actually also targeted by the homeland on national security what happened well we found one of the documents that was turned over to us is a document with a d h s commander using his personal e-mail address he signed up to get constituent e-mails from the partnership for civil justice funded apparently it's not educating him sufficiently and he is reviewing the e-mails and then he sends them to his. e-mail address in from there circulate them further out to other law enforcement authorities and we found a number of those documents one of which was focused on the fact that michael moore
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the filmmaker and director had endorsed a campaign we had launched to drop the charges against the seven hundred occupy protesters mass arrested in the brooklyn bridge believable really quick we have about a minute left but give us a plug again about how people can end these fusion centers one from why it's so important to and them well it's very. in that we're seeing so many people across the political spectrum in the united states of people the united states don't want to have their government spying on the monitoring disrupt been surveilling count along in peaceful protest so if you go to big brother america dot org were given a huge response from people you can sign up there you can join the campaign you can take action and we think it's time to defund the fusion center absolutely thank you so much for coming on her head in hilliard executive director person for some civil justice but i can't speak today there's so much thank you join me again tomorrow you guys when i read the set all over again. i have. a site that i think corporations kind of can. do i'm trying to get
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all that. money and i'm actually sick for a politician write the laws and regulations. coming out. here is just too much. think i suspect. it would like the old if you. did you know the price is the only industry specifically mention in the constitution and. that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy shrek. will. never go on i'm sorry and on this show we reveal the picture of what's actually going on we go beyond identifying a problem you're trying to rational debate a real discussion critical issues facing america among them are you ready to join the movement then welcome to the big.
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no i'm tom hartman in washington d.c. and here's what's coming up tonight the big picture. just one day after the e.p.a. unveiled president obama's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by thirty percent by two thousand and thirty china's government has announced that it too will begin cutting c o two emissions so is the trying to plan for real and what to say about the prospects for global climate change deal international also its official seattle has become the first place in the country require businesses to pay their workers or fifteen dollars an hour and a living wage is just a left coast aberration as a sign of good things to come for the rest of the country will talk about better more and big picture politics and the growing grassroots efforts to overturn the supreme court's devastating citizens united decision has come to washington what happened in the senate today and what could it be for the future of campaign
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financing in america. you need to know this time is running out for planet earth and if we want to watch . world that's even a remote lee capable supported human life are not just ravaged by deadly super storms and savage droughts we need to do something now about global warming and i mean right now yesterday the e.p.a. unveiled president obama's clean power plan which would cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by thirty percent from two thousand and five levels by two thousand and thirty are purely political level the president's plan is a huge deal because it's the boldest move by any president ever against the apocalyptic threat of global warming and given the fact that republicans control the house of representatives and have filibuster power in the senate it's probably
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the best thing that any of us could hope for make no mistake about it in terms of washington policy the plan the e.p.a. announced yesterday is a huge step forward yet in the grand scheme of things that simply won't be enough to stave off the kind of environmental doomsday that scientists like michael mann and james hansen have been warning us about for years even that thirty percent cut in c o two emissions by twenty thirty is a deceptive number since the thirty percent cut is from two thousand and five levels it factors in the decrease in emissions it's already come about as a result of both the fracking boom and the recession and the growth of solar and wind emissions of fallen about thirteen percent since two thousand and five so that means we're already pretty much half way to the e.p.a.'s thirty percent goal a seventeen percent cut in c o two emissions from power plants just isn't that big of i really especially when you consider the fact that america is not the only polluter in the world and that there are other sources of greenhouse gases besides
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our plants. meanwhile the clock keeps ticking according to michael mann one of the world's leading climate scientists we have until twenty thirty six twenty two years to brant the earth's temperature from rising two degrees celsius after that global warming will lock in with devastating consequences for every single living thing on this planet in fact is debatable whether or not industrial civilization could withstand such a drastic temperature increase other scientists like james hansen have an even gloomier view of how much warming the planet can take hansen now argues that we need to lower the limit of acceptable warming by a whole degree to one degree celsius the number we're already eight tenths of the way to reach. president obama's plan for all its merits will not stave off a two percent warming let alone one percent or one degree warming. it's a great start but not an antidote to the poison that's killing our planet we really
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want to save the earth from climate catastrophe need to put a price on carbon on high enough to keep toxic greenhouse gas producing fuels in the ground where they belong at the same time though obama's carbon plan just might be the kick in the butt the world needs to get serious about fighting climate change something china appears to be realizing today in a shocking move the chinese government announced that they would soon put forward a plan to cap their carbon emissions by two thousand and twenty so is this plan for real and what are the chances we reach a global deal to fight climate change any time in the near future joining me now for more on this is dr michael mann distinguished professor of meteorology and director of the earth science systems science center at penn state university and author of the book the hockey stick and the climate wars dispatches from the front lines dr michael mann welcome back thanks thomas good to be with you great to have you with us so earlier today china's top climate official said that china would soon introduce an absolute cap on carbon emissions what do we know about that plan
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so far and what do you make of it. well we've been hearing for some time that china was talking about the possibility of putting a price on carbon for example through a carbon tax and so there's been some talk about that possibility for several years now this was certainly the most definitive statement we've heard yet keep in mind that this was not actually a chinese official i believe the person who. presented this information was the head of their committee on climate change so they are an advisor to the government but they weren't actually a government official that notwithstanding it was very significant for somebody at a very high level within the chinese government structure to be saying that they are going to put a price on carbon news of this china plan comes just
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a day after the e.p.a. unveiled the obama administration's carbon carbon power plant do you think it's a coincidence. i don't think so and i think it underscores just why this was such an important development why the new coal fired power plant emissions standards announced by the white house e.p.a. yesterday were so important because because the message that that sends to the rest of the world is that the u.s. is stepping up that we are trying to do what we need to do to be a good global citizen when it comes to dealing with the problem of climate change obviously we have a legacy of two centuries of access to cheap dirty energy and that gives us the responsibility to lead and not follow when it comes to this challenge and this sends a signal that we are trying to lead now yeah which leads us to obama's climate our plan what what do you make of it. well as you laid it out very nicely it's not a silver bullet and there are some aspects of the plan that one could create. size
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for example the use of two thousand and five two thousand and twelve rather than two thousand and five baseline but that having been said. this is the first executive action taken yet to actually try to limit carbon emissions in this case by tightening the emission standards for coal fired power plants and it gives flexibility to the states so it allows the states to find ways to meet these fairly stringent reductions twenty five percent by. twenty thirty twenty twenty i believe in and thirty percent by two thousand and thirty. and if you look at the coal fired power plants they are the largest contributor to our carbon emissions within the electricity within the electric power sector so the largest contribution in the u.s. to our carbon emissions is to power generation the use of electricity and within
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that sector the largest contribution nearly two thirds of those emissions come from coal fired coal fired power plants i'm so this takes a big bite out of our power sector carbon emissions the other thing that the administration is doing is tightening fuel efficiency standards so the second largest contributor to our carbon emissions is transportation and the administration is passing new guidelines to decrease our carbon emissions in the transportation sector as well so the executive branch is basically doing just about everything within their power short of a comprehensive climate bill and our congress and that's unlikely to happen within the next few years this is really the biggest bite that we can take out of our carbon emissions in an era half there's going to be an international conference and paris. out of which presumably something some sort of international agreement will calm and what are your thoughts on how that's going to play out and what whether or
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not. this will have any impact on i think this will have a huge impact i think the fact that china came out or chinese representatives of the chinese government came out today telegraphing their intention to price carbon i think that makes it very clear that the us by having taken a important very significant step is sending a signal to the rest of the world that we're stepping up to the plate and that gives us far more moral authority in these tough global negotiations that we are going to see over the next few years where we are trying to commits a large number of nations with different interests to sign on to fairly substantial cuts in carbon emissions if the us were not doing all it could itself to try to solve the problem it would have little moral authority in those discussions this gives us far more authority what ng and your opinion is the single most important
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policy that world governments should be pursuing to prevent that two degrees warming by twenty thirty six that he talked about. was clear we need a price on carbon we need a price on carbon globally and i mean that means that and here in the us we need comprehensive climate legislation we need a comprehensive climate bill that will put a dollar value on the emission of carbon into the atmosphere so that we internalize the damage that the burning of fossil fuels is doing to our environment to our economy. so that's really what we need to see here in the u.s. as i said the executive branch is sort of doing everything they can we also see that municipalities and states are now banding together to pass climate legislation to the west coast eight california oregon and washington and formed a coalition to establish some sort of tradeable emissions scheme to limit carbon
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emissions so ultimately you know we need. to put a dollar price on the mission of carbon here in the u.s. and globally so that we internalize into the economic decision making the damage that fossil fuel fuels are doing to our planet only if we do that will we be able to make the sorts of reductions that we need to make to limit climate change below truly dangerous and potentially irreversible levels. and you do think that that's possible. i do i think here in the u.s. obviously right now we have a congress that is not that sympathetic to those goals in fact the congressional leadership the u.s. house of representatives science committee doesn't even accept the republican head of that committee doesn't even accept that climate change exists and so obviously we have to get past this bad faith in our politics and onto the the worthy
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discussion about what sort of policies to put in place to deal with this problem that may not happen with the current congress but i think we could see something happen within a few years if we make sure that we elect representatives who are going to represent our interests rather than the interests of fossil fuel companies and front groups that are funding their campaigns or you know my god dr michael mann thanks so much for being with us. well greg. you like me you want your comedy news with some t twenty comedy news to be a bare fisted no holds barred fight to the dad. but the truth vampire fighting into the necks of the corporate elite billionaire freaks while they're going to run. well that's what you get with my new show projected tonight.
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me for the night's big picture politics panel or genevieve wood senior contributor to the daily signal their heritage foundation made sweet progressive commentator and he newsom member of the national advisory council for the project twenty one black leadership network and thanks to all of you for joining let's get started. we were just talking with dr michael mann about carbon. you know his idea that we need to least put a price on carbon president hasn't gone that far but you know a car at the has said a thirty percent reduction from two thousand and five levels we've already had a seventy percent reduction. since two thousand were halfway there by twenty thirty . however the fuel of fossil fuel industry and they're largely i think wholly owned republican party have come out and said this is part of obama's war on the war on coal if coal is killing our planet what's wrong with having
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a war you know when i also think it's interesting it was just you know in two thousand and eight that nancy pelosi and newt gingrich got to get their big television ad spot where they were saying that climate change was this big threat to human civilization and both parties needed to take action against news yet walk that yeah i don't really know it's really a question for republicans as to what's happened in their party that this is becoming such a third rail over the past eight years six years when it speaking of possible to talk rationally about it but i mean just speaking on the political side i mean let's remember president obama came into office he had a democratic congress and he couldn't get this through now it's true republicans took control when it's been even tougher for him to get it through you know the fact is he's seven months well before the let me grab their own. priority this is a priority he couldn't get it through the house and the fact is he's now doing what he said a lot of things he can't get through he goes around congress and uses an administrative tactic in this case he plays a tactic that's fully legal and has been declared the supreme court but it's
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increasing the kind of imperial president that we have going on but that that's just the politics of it i mean i think there's also a great question about how much good does it do and not only that how much will it cost the american household who's going to be hit i mean i wasn't in any green jobs come online now because well if you look at other studies you know it's scrubbers law says we have a way and we may have to hire people to do that here but there's a lot higher engineers is out there saying we'll lose as many as two hundred thousand jobs if these go back to those well i were going to i mean there's a lot of jobs that is very that are paid for that those are not numbers produced at the heritage foundation so it wasn't if with that but this is there you go back to the politics is another undeniable angle right now you have all these vulnerable senate democrats are that are petitioning for these controls of petition against these companion landrieu i know this is the thing the just astounds me because in i think it was eighty eighty nine when george herbert walker bush was president there was a consensus across the united states that that acid rain was
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a bad thing and he was taking paid off cars right you know we all knew acid rain was a bad thing let's do something about it. president bush republican proposes cap and trade everybody republicans democrats get together they pass a cap and trade bill and within six years we've got sulfur dioxide emissions radically down to the point where there's no more acid rain you know our rivers are dying our fish are dying our lakes are dying are our old statues aren't disintegrating why is it why is it that there was a time when republicans would come together with the democrats and say ok let's work to save the environment and now they're saying screw that you know the coal industry needs to make some money but what's interesting is you know i really can't answer for the republican perspective on this on this issue because i'm pretty biased but what is interesting to me is that cap and trade is pretty much the conservative answer to climate change that's not going to provide the long term fix for keeping carbon in the ground that we need so it would seem to me that if the
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fossil fuel industry and republican party were smart they would be pushing for that aspect of the plan i think you have a more conservative in even more as in barry goldwater conservative solution is to say there are extra analogies associated with fossil fuels there are actual costs associated fossil fuels we spent over one hundred billion dollars a year just on the military to get possible fuels into and out of the united states we spend we spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year on as one cancers and medical causes as you have fossil fuel the fossil fuel industry pays none of that why don't we even if there were no such thing as global warming why don't we put a price on carbon like denmark did ten years ago and maybe tell bill you were a yes or some of this i think first of because i think some of the numbers you're stating in some of the facts are stating not everybody agrees with that not everybody with a live half that isn't all going out on everything else and if it's accurate and true then you have a case to go make to the american people that while we've almost cities of people in the near i would use their prior arrangement as that eight percent of our energy
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produced in this country is through natural gas and coal if you can go make the case of the american public that all the things you're saying rich. true then it should be a hard deal the fact is a lot of folks don't agree with that that's why president obama can't get it through congress and that is by design pattern as he lied because the was not a long time has been tried or sitting on trillions of carbons dollars for the carbon into the ground are doing scorched earth advertising campaigns and they're buying politicians like nobody's nobody's business seventy percent said why can't you get the majority of americans we already have them according to a new a.b.c. news washington post poll seventy percent of americans say the government should limit. yeah but tell those same folks that their energy prices are going to drastically go up and all the sudden you get sixty eight now certain red states say yes but that's without telling all the facts here look for it and this is who it hurt because republicans have convince people that it's that we live in this there's a spall state caught in me between you know and in the fossil fuel economy and
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somehow we're just not going to have a job at all as i think it is that i let it go by what i know and then it's going up there is a good bet or you know one of the well to do what they were what the republicans are saying is get rich get rid of the buggies get rid of the buggy whips cars i don't know one of the cars i mean there's a there's hundreds of thousands of jobs millions of jobs that could be made in a green economy yes a lot there's not a day that that's going to be that they're going to point their bias miss you so when you get back in stock about the seven percent reduction that we see carbon emissions is to two thousand two thousand most of that is not because of government intervention most of that's because we've shifted from coal to natural gas and wind . of government government subsequent twenty twenty five percent of it is the result of shifting to wind and solar to texas now is getting twenty percent of electricity for when i was getting twenty two percent of their energy from wind and this is because in part because of subsidies there have been governments on of things like solenn drain all these other fabulous green energy things that you guys
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wonder has just really almost one that said i want to answer not something only and that is that as well as graham out there there's plenty out there and testing shouldn't be getting it either look at these things or so if these things are so good and they can make it on their own and they can produce all the energy you talk about and people like t. boone pickens and others got there on the right there's only been the subsidizing their oil industry since eighteen sixty nine we should be subsidizing you know there's a reason i say that as not to get near the subsidies these others do as a family billion a year just for the average compared to what we're using but i would take that i would offer that a hundred more you don't want a military. you're going to hurt to the very people you're saying you want to help average family this country since about twenty cents out of every dollar on energy . the average or you only list countries that are six thousand dollars a year in corporate subsidies let me say i mean everybody i want to buy because we got hurt and the super storms and the droughts that will ravage the breadbaskets country we've been already right bring them down that what we were down at west point is now with a lot of middle priorities i'm sure we're hearing because you are an action a brownout in the south and i think that we've all made our points let's move on to
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bowe bergdahl speaking at a press conference in poland today president obama hit back at politicians and pundits criticizing the deal he reached over the weekend to bring home american p.o.w. bull book ball pobre goal. but let me just make a very simple point here and that is regardless of the circumstances whatever those circumstances may. turn out to be. we still get an american soldier back if you so get to that period full stop. we don't condition that you know the head of the navy came out today and. neighbors yesterday and said if you if you fall off a ship whether you jumped were pushed or fell we turned around to get you i mean this is just what we do but i don't necessarily have a rose garden ceremony to celebrate that you do that in america p.o.w. you know that we don't know what next and to do any creative p.o.w. is for john mccain yet we don't write him back he had a right he had
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a rose garden ceremony with john mccain he was taken captive by the haqqani network which is a group affiliated with the taliban which was not a terrorist group how according to the state department know if you will be with their own is ome or if he was taken he was taken as ok so you know they want all the homeland scenarios aside what's amazing to me is that nobody is directly calling out every single republican politician and every republican pundit who has dog whistle on the bowe bergdahl case and asked them would you want to trade over bergdahl back for the five taliban leaders we sent over to the left and this is this is a question john mccain addressed the areas. so if there was some possibility of some sort of exchange that's something you would support i would support obviously i'd have to know the details but i would support ways of bringing him home and if exchange was one of them i think that would be something i think we should seriously consider. so back then p.j.
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media and other conservative groups were all saying whatever it takes in fact p.j. media. a letter to the president and aggressively tweeted this thing out pointing out that the taliban had offered five of their guys for this guy saying take the deal well that is right there what i was going to say is i think it shows a couple things look at here is it our whole thing is we bring them home i will see what happens once he gets there whether he walked off on his own and all the things that go around with that but i think two things come to play here obama's a bad negotiator they get five of the top officials in the taliban that are. they get all of them we get one person so so you just because he was really perspective no no no i don't advise i think times are guys like you are the guys who believe your guy i think their guys have done a lot more bad than potentially our guy has done and they have to do a lot more bad our guy is not going to get out there and do it again these five guys have the potential to get out in tashan of the country get it so that want to
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i think the president violated the law he went around congress and it's not just genevieve wood a conservative saying so it's people like dianne feinstein and plenty of others on both sides of the aisle who say you violated the law you did not give us a thirty day notice and if he had such a good deal again if he can make the case why doesn't he do it he doesn't he just acts on his own it was a law that in his own signing statement he said was basically just an attempt to hear what i want to the president signed a law saying but i don't why it's hard it's not constitutional to sign a law you just read the parts of it i don't want to get it all by not going to ok we're ok we're going wrong as i know but i think there's a lot of short term thinking going on here regards the bowe bergdahl. now i'm having trouble saying it's you know yes these guys may be bad guys i don't think anybody here is going to vouch for the taliban's legitimacy or their justice to their viewpoints but we're in a war and we're a war that's we're trying to wind down i think the wong term goal here is to try to set a precedent where you can make further deals with the taliban they will pay. your
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political force in afghanistan as long as american troops are there and well into the future we need to make a deal with them somehow i think that's one reason why murray is going to make a deal these guys because it is these guys know these guys that we just released are not into winding down anything they are they are at their whole life is committed to attacking what we believe in and i want that if you only care about take another barrel now that is not true as i mentioned with the taliban that is now saying i don't know how come on they are it's well written or we were there and right or you have to yes they're not they're not international and so whatever you get out of saudi over very quickly and have them over dinner but sure that you can do that no i look we've already heard at least still what war incredibly sad that. your army want they're nice guys and there's nothing wrong with releasing these people with a threat to us. if we were in their face they would be ok well i guess we are united so you go there you will do what we do we are in there but it's what we do we would bring our eyes more than eyes big picture politics about them.
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well the magnet tonight's politics panel joining me genevieve wood nate sweet he knew some let's get back to it yesterday the city seattle city council unanimously voted to approve a minimum wage for the city hike up to fifteen dollars an hour that's going to take a couple years to kick into place the fact actually there's a group in seattle that's like outraged and i think it's going to take a now yeah exactly no because it's going to take a couple years for this thing to you know to ramp up to it and all that kind of
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thing but it's expected to raise the wages of one hundred thousand the wage workers in the city stimulate the economy washington state has the highest minimum wage in the country has for fourteen years and it's had one of the strongest economies in the country as a consequence of that fourteen years because as we all know economies are driven by demand and demand is driven by paychecks so. you know what isn't to like about this you know this is basic again the basic laws of economics say you pay the same thing you pay a higher price for the same thing. and that's basically it so we know that there will be a reduction in jobs at least in the short term there's no way that you could that you can deny that it is there are some secondary to that. because i mean that's like this that's like saying a basic law of value algebras a equals without referencing b. when you when you increase wages you're paying more for something yes you're paying more for labor and that is wages and wages is one half of the equation creates ways
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. jews are an expense for an employer the wages are demand in an economy so the wages get spent you know you pay somebody a dollar they spend in the economy and over the course of a couple of years that becomes like a buck and a half in terms of stimulus so you know assume that money stays right there and that will get everybody every because it's all going to low wage people get different and every every time he was going to defense contractors here i would be on your civil war though you don't leave the adults at the very thing is that in washington state was along the way to people who would be getting these rates don't live in the very places where they're working actually live outside of because they can't afford to live in downtown seattle and downtown communities so it's all going to state local local if this is according to somebody for a watch and snake will be the ones we've. been able to look at look look at this nasty drainage and then when we start a number that's not a right wing think tank the c.e.o. of the congressional budget office said if you were to put in just ten ten an hour nationally what president obama wanted we would lose probably about five hundred
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thousand dollars a share so you know if you is zero they said we'd lose five hundred seven weeks in our own salary relations it would be as many as three hundred thousand could be higher but look and in fact in the united every time that everybody is making minimum wage the reality is that the majority of people making minimum wage are between sixteen and twenty four the fact is average that matches to the workers twenty one but not all of those making minimum wage or a fast food joint already august third of people making minimum wage within their first year to get a raise and want to get a raise because they got the skills they need is they got in the they got everybody for they got their foot in the door they got a raise because they were doing a good job or in many cases it's because they actually got promoted to a better job which is what these entry level jobs are what you are guys are going to price is going to be time the only has really been job is going to be on start really working at mcdonald's for fifteen bucks an hour you know you work here what you're doing is papering over with a lot of worry. it's the reality the simple reality the simple reality that the
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poverty problem that we have in the united states among working poor people is a is not a problem of people being lazy or not having it i don't know is that something problem of people making the reason that no wages are too there is because you want to keep them in the fast food workers by the way you want to keep them in these jobs forever i think you do you want people who are people who are did for the boys in riyadh given a job where they get since they can improve their skills and talents and move up and get out fifteen bucks an hour is still not a lot of money as you probably know so if you guys really want it why don't we just never be a hundred dollars an hour and where you really start to get everybody out of it you know why don't we just keep why don't we make no this is the major one that you are dismissing why do you need all of the work you know this is also work because a ten dollars and cents us an hour you break the business model of wal-mart and the fast food industry which is let's beautiful right but now i wonder if they're very good they are busy that the government is going to have to subsidize them with food stamps and housing and other is already being subsidized advisors who are great you
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break the back of a basket is model entry into the job market and no this isn't to go out to those who are found you can assume where is this mythical wealth of high skilled jobs that people are going to be able to obtain if we don't raise the minimum wage the majority of the of the growth in jobs since the recession has bent knees and low wage jobs and the only job of the well i mean some people should be going with a robot or working in these jobs not just because you've actually got here to get by i mean that's a good you can really are very you know you have this drama that you guys are going to focus on. and we have our bags and those are the interface of the use of reaganomics just now hitting us out of the tree after the new trillion dollar stimulus bill as any guys looked at a graph of the relationship between wages and productivity over the last thirty two years yes i mean the absolute two numbers track the children from the george washington administration and until till the ronald reagan administration that all of a sudden they started splitting off right and you know productivity exploded continue to go up in wages flat thanks to to technology. thanks to reagan's war and workers
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with the ebit of the microprocessor in the last twenty five years that's where you see in so many of these people are not able to enjoy those increases in productivity because somehow some way they're stuck in these low wage jobs is the church right here you're saying that the microprocessor is the reason why those wages have been flat while productivity is about just about the average of the piece if it might just probably just have to be they're going to start at a very good present where you know that the birds are also better is ridiculous because look i know you look at the industrial revolution there are massive industrial changes in how goods were produced and somehow when a leveling and continue along with productivity and you know but because we've reduced the power of labor over the past three years there's no net mechanism through which people can can collectively bargain and rally for higher wages there used to be previously in history i would have them both parties have blundered into existing trade policies and in the fall and i would also make the case that you know the study came out just in the past couple of weeks showing that high school students graduating from u.s.
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high schools today public high schools are not doing performing any better than those same high school students the early one nine hundred seventy s. so whether it's the microchip process or their foreign education wise we're not getting to the point they really need to be so we have the highest high school graduation rates right now in the in the history of the united states a look over high school grades were sent a high school graduates cannot read at the level they need to read when they graduate from college is what we have are mediocre mad remedial reading when people get to college we are not competing in the world gets to be more like finland did have greater union protests were not marked you guys are trying to make excuses for the public does not have the highest honor that is not going to really win that then the public school system the us is doing such a great job in producing students what the teachers are to the wants is not about the teachers it's about the students and it's about the south because you know they live it but you guys when you take a state you're really in pain you want to protect these low income jobs in the u. this is very good there is very very well there are a lot when the business when the predominant business model in the country is the business model just pay enough. but you are forcing the average taxpayer to support
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the employees of walmart and the fast food industry the largest the book wars the largest employer in the united states before reagan became president the largest employer in the united states was g.m. and they were a pain in today's dollars fifty dollars an hour today the largest employer in the united states is wal-mart and they're paying an average of ten people have access to more you lead better prices than they ever did back in those years i'll tell now you guys you know you are doesn't actually you know and so i was wrong why. would you want to go to less of our biggest retail goods nosedive because it wasn't the p.d. with honda and and other browsers and because he because we are the only country with well we are the only country to do yeah and the agent protections trade policies regarding this new idea that because you know x. boxes and t.v.'s are cheaper now that poor people are doing great it's just ridiculous if you look at the chart the cost of health care and educate you know things that actually make life worth living and i'll actually allow people to you know progress in their life have actually risen over the past and speaking of those are things we have less because let's talk about medicaid over the weekend
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alabama's residents carried a quad to that state's capitol building to protest republican governor robert brayley's refusal to expand existing bentleys refusal to expand medicaid under obamacare belly stop playing politics expanded medicaid two hundred thousand alabamans would today have access to affordable and lifesaving health care and be lifted out of the red state donut hole alabama accepted the medicaid expansion the federal government would provide a billion dollars in funding and a study from the university of alabama birmingham found that the additional federal spending would generate more than one point seven billion in new tax revenue from alabama creating twenty four thousand six hundred thirteen to fifty one thousand nine hundred eighteen new jobs so they would actually get more they more and more tax revenue than the federal government even puts it this is the the the multiplier effect is the time for for for bradley bradley then what it was ok you're the guy who is now you who are. guys this is time for bentley to stop playing politics and
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stop letting people die i mean this is this is this is like this woman in florida who just died and rick scott's got her blood on his hands well i think there's two things here number one somebody having health care coverage is not same thing as somebody getting health care and we need only look at the veterans administration scandal to see this all the veterans have health care coverage and just carry into their by the government about now but i'm just saying just because something isn't medicaid card doesn't mean you're getting good health care means they're bad now so listen that's true today while there's a v.a. folks that wouldn't tell you that right now what they should have been doing is you had the opportunity go other places but let me say this that's not true today and now we've got projections of saying whether it's alabama all these other states adding over seven million more people with the rolls were the same time you have doctors refusing to take medicaid patients because they don't get paid enough back and you're asking you're going to give people a card that's going to mean nothing to them so we ought to be resourcing our system in so that all in all states people are getting those cards in there they're
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getting health care who their lives are getting their health care very we have some evidence you know you've got you've got free clinics closing in the states where we're going to have many juries in alabama i want you guys are going to defend the v.a. scandal which is not having any value charlie rose where all is gathering away from this because because good doc is done so well with their medicaid expansion yeah i mean i think it's ridiculous i mean you know i think we can say once and for all that we found the death panels and they are in the modern day republican party but i think it's going to be very difficult very difficult for republicans going into the midterm elections how they're going to answer for this because everywhere you look more and more g.o.p. governors are moving if not the full medicaid expansion to these sort of semi snyder is just an indication that you said right you know it's needy and here's the thing i mean i don't understand the politics of what bit we did i can explain but at the same time this whole issue of ok more money at a solution grow solution that doesn't work we've already talked about a lot of structural problems doesn't work to give people health care you know what people are not hill feet on. on medicaid what we need to do i thought is going to
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be more how we use this much they use how is it that we suppose health care cost is so it has never the discussion let's start out by just giving people access to health as if this is a thing that you guys let's not give a good job let's just give them a low on the job the scale of the war that's that's a good robin health care let's just give them health care then kind of maybe not die on route i don't recall how down there all those levels get out of this place so they can actually get good health care and go get health care they want not just got health care the government's will so let's just not waiver a magic wand and say oh you are no more uk related to the coke was far more organised but it's much easier just to pass things and say so it's harder as it were so it's as far as lazy is a big don't have it also works well i mean if there were two three dollars and ironically it was later dollars a year i think it's much harder for lawmakers the legislators that's ok all deal and it wasn't so much going to give was for generating word states we hear news like thank you something's. coming up america used to be the home of a robust middle class and strong labor movement but today the middle class barely
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exists in union membership is it an all time low what happened over the past thirty years and how can we the people respond restore labor rights in the workplace. would you like me you want your comedy news from t one to comedy news to be a bare fisted no holds barred fight to the dead. like a truth vampire winding into the next and the corporate elite and billionaire freaks while they're going. well that's what you get with my new show projected in night. we welcome there nathan abby martin to be sure precocious on the r. t. network. it's going to give you
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the best of the rest of the news the fight to overturn citizens united is gaining momentum today the senate judiciary committee held a hearing on a possible twenty eighth amendment which could overturn the disastrous citizens united decision and restore some sanity to our democracy and campaign finance laws ever since the robert supreme court and down the citizens united decision hundreds of millions of dollars have been tossed around our democracy allowing the wealthy elite to buy off politicians left and right as a result we the people have had our voices silenced fortunately more and more americans are waking up and realizing just how absurd citizens united is and seen how much damage it's done to the american democracy joining me now for more on today's senate hearing in the fight to overturn citizens united is caitlin suppose the bell that national director of move to amend caitlin welcome. hi tom great to be here again great to see you again. and. i hope i didn't
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i didn't sound too silly with that there was really a highly simplistic set up i mean we've had a problem with money in politics for a long long time and citizens united certainly did start it didn't even make it i mean we could in the in the modern era we could we could go back to buckley vallejo first national bank or we could take it all the way back to three if we want but anyhow what do you make of today's senate hearing. well i thought that it was definitely a step in the right direction it is encouraging to see that washington d.c. and congress are are paying attention to what the american people have been rallying for for the last four years we've had a number of states passed resolutions calling for an amendment almost six hundred communities thirty than towns have passed resolutions calling for an amendment in fact many have done it through the ballot initiative process going directly to the
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voters so you know the american people are rarely clear on what we want and it's not just to get money out of politics it's also to make clear that corporations don't have constitutional rights and we're taking heart that the hearing happened today and that the senate is considering a vote but we also really want to make sure that any amendment that moves forward really actually will do the job that's nothing and it's not just about big money in elections it's also about corporations being able or able to overturn local or state or sometimes even federal laws that are aimed at protecting the public good but unfortunately get in the way of their so-called rights and that avenue of democracy is not available to us that corporations can claim constitutional rights right we have these two bizarre scenarios one that suggests both of them kind of came together in citizens united it was the perfect storm i suppose one suggestion that george washington fought the revolutionary war and during his administration.
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amended the constitution with the first amendment to protect the billionaires so that the first amendment protects money somehow i mean you know i've been walking around with a little over a hundred dollars my pocket all day long it hasn't said a word but somehow you know and the second is that. abe lincoln apparently fought the civil war in order to free the corporations and busts the radical republicans passed after the civil war the fourteenth amendment to provide equal protection under the law to corporations. these are notions that if you were to present them to the average fourth grader in a civics class they would laugh at you and and yet you know mitt romney is promoting them when he was running for president it's. how do we at the level of civics education in this country is shocking how do we wake people up to. well i think that there are some people who are not really asleep you know i think that there is an ideology here that some people should have more power and more rights
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and more of a say than others and there's also the philosophy that everyone is equal and that this is a democracy and i think that's what most american people hold it's just a matter of knowing that there's anything to be done about it i mean that most of the time you know move to amend the organization that i work for you know we're out on the streets talking to people and this is a no brainer this is this is no big deal to convince people of and to explain to people and folks like mitt romney or senator cruz is just that they have a different perspective about how everyone should participate or whether you know there are these elite people who should have more of a say so what we think is necessary is to build a movement that's very clear to congress about what needs to happen and we were encouraged by the fact that the senate is at least starting to take this up and pay attention but it's very important that folks contact the forty two co-sponsors of
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the amendment that is currently getting the most traction it's senate joint resolution nineteen because all that it would do is overturn citizens united and say that government has the authority to regulate spending which is a good first step but we don't think that it should be necessary to rebuild all of the energy enthusiasm to have another amendment the amendment should have both of the two points that is what the call has very clearly been since the distance united passed and so if folks want to contact those forty two senators and make clear that they're doing a good job but they need to do better if you go to go to another one and org there you go ok. you know going to caitlin suppose you belive that great to see you thank you thanks. just. the good the bad of the very very can alert really are doing the good still pliant
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the rapper formerly known as snoop dog has a new passion stopping gun violence since two thousand and twelve stupas been hard at work raising awareness about the dangers of guns for the no guns allowed campaign although some of his earlier music was filled with violent imagery the rabbi khan now says that as an adult he wants to send a more positive message to the community. this think in all of this an issue he says that his son about your family was so great to you that you do so. because we're all family in those kids that are being affected by the school shootings and the shooting that we. saw the town. this is outrageous we need to do so for the. rest of the for real cause that's one here couldn't agree more snoop weld on the bad scott fisk war era arizona republican is under fire today after it was revealed that he changed his name and his party affiliation to try to trick is panic voters into voting for him and poured into the arizona capital times quote after
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petitioning the state's a period court last a member and paying three hundred nine hundred dollars this word now legally shares the name of the celebrated labor movement icon cesar chavez earlier this year chavez when we were became a democrat and filed to run in the heavily hispanic seventh congressional district i don't know what's worse the first lawyer is blatantly lying about his name and and party affiliation to win the election or that he thinks latino voters are smart enough to see who this really is and the very very ugly atkinson cotton warehouse the memphis tennessee cotton gin is now the target of a federal discrimination complaint after two of its employees record company supervisors making racist remarks at the. the con industry's history remind some of slavery antonio harris i was a full cup operator and mario mangrove you would be like. you need to think like a white male and see their former supervisor at ak in some cotton warehouse was stuck in the past he had to put his clothes out of what i told kids his wife to get
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antonio says after months of racist comments and feeling powerless a black book you know what. he decided to use his phone as a weapon to fight back he recorded his attempted rape as if that wasn't bad enough antonio harris and mario monger i'm also recorded their supervisor threatening to them if they drank from the whites only phone. for the day i don't want to call that a very. bad. one to do with a peer group during the war. that these recordings are real with that. it's about of that i've been in corporate america is just one out away from another major victory ninety seven point a valuation of labor related criteria by the international trade union
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confederation has found that the united states ranks as badly as pakistan indonesia and i land when it comes to workers' rights and the only countries that are ranked worse than the us in that study are countries that are experiencing an open violent conflict like afghanistan and syria of course the should come as a surprise over the past three years alone more than a dozen corporate friendly republican controlled states have put limits on collective bargaining for public employees in one thousand other states have pushed right to work for less laws that destroyed private unions but the us didn't always used to be at the bottom of the barrel when it came to workers' rights for nearly a century it was unions and strong workers' rights that made us proud to call america home. and it was thanks to unions that america had a strong and robust middle class but over the last three decades or so corporate america the wealthy elite have been waging an all out war on workers and on the unions that helped build our country as a result ever since reagan came to washington corporate profits have been on the
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rise but of course as corporate profits have been rising america's union membership has been in a freefall and study had. a sociologist at the university of haifa in israel found that the relationship between rising corporate profits and falling union membership is undeniable speaking to the huffington post about the study crystal so that it's a zero sum game where whatever is not going to workers goes to corporations union decline not only increased where wage gaps among workers but also enabled capital is to grab a larger slice of the national income by at the expense of all workers including the highly skilled of corporate america's war on workers' rights isn't just hurting unions in the labor movement it's hurting the american middle class too as the group unions work has pointed out by union membership is to been declining steadily since the late one nine hundred sixty s. middle class income has also been shrinking so not only is corporate america trying to score a knockout blow against workers' rights it's also systematically destroying the
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american middle class while making the rich richer or corporate america as republican allies in washington apparently failed to understand is the american economy is actually strongest when the middle class is strongest and the american middle class only thrives when there are strong workers rights and when union membership aside it's not just a free coincidence that in the one nine hundred forty s. and fifty's when union density was at its highest that in an income inequality was at record law. fortunately all across america all across our country working class americans are fighting back and standing up for workers' rights from the fight for fifteen to the fast food strikes across the nation americans are saving and are saying enough is enough they're fighting to bring back the unions and robot a robust middle class that once made our nation great so while we may be in the bottom of the ninth inning and corporate america may have our backs up against the wall there's still time for us to come out come back and win this thing it's time
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to restore the labor rights that we've lost to repeal taft hartly to stop the insanity of right to work for less and to rebuild the american middle class make our nation great again. and that's the way it is tonight tuesday june third two thousand and fourteen and don't forget as kalen pointed out get over to move to amend dot org and participate in telling the senators that you know it's not just enough to save money isn't speech corporations are people either we have too serious cancers in america so. get out there and get active take your.
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