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an american professor received death threats over a facebook post prompting a campus lockdown in the latest example of racial tensions boiling over in the u.s. . and with fewer than a hundred days to go before she finds a general election chancellor angela merkel publishes her personal a tizzy of all things german. so this hour some of the u.s.
intelligence is best minds get fired after it's revealed they hacked vending machines to steal snacks we report on how our love of junk food can ruin your career. hello and a very good morning to you from here in moscow i'm likely erin and this is r.t. international racial tension in the u.s. has been aggravated again a university professor from connected received death threats after a controversial facebook post it is a cause for an end to white supremacist using an expletive laden laden version of the hash tag let them die and i suppose that was meant as a comment on the shooting of a republican congressman last week. the storm of anger was so intense that the
college authorities temporarily shut down the campus the professor fled the premises and has since issued a public apology for the latest figures show that hate crime in america is skyrocketing and at least six big u.s. cities this type of crime clocked up a double digit increase last year kaleb more pay looks now at how racial tension is dividing american society. reports of hate crimes have been surging across the u.s. headlines in recent months. the rise of racially motivated attacks has been a trend in the united states sends to twenty sixteen presidential election new york city has seen a twenty four percent rise in hate crimes with twenty percent across the state
cincinnati ohio has seen an increase of thirty eight percent while chicago has seen twenty percent and all of this comes as both the press and politicians have reveled in a race when it comes to picking a president and ninety percent of the black vote is ninety percent over what black vote trump has stood up in front of largely white audiences and described black communities in such insulting and ignorant terms i love the signs behind me blacks for trump i like those signs one thing he does know is how to get angry white men to vote for him president obama over the weekend delivering a roll ring and deeply personal appeal to black voters at times it seemed like the election was just all about race we heard about minorities who felt threatened by trial and angry white men who voted for him but if you look for such a narrative elsewhere you'd struggle france italy in the netherlands for example don't allow any collecting of statistics based on race or religion and it doesn't play any role in politics so are they right and america wrong we decided to ask
people's opinions on the street i think it's a great thing to get but statistics on what people think about and like in different countries that way you can know what type of policy is need to be developed i think they're stirring people up to foot one against the other and i believe that. assuming someone's economic or social or political standings based on their races that's really. wrong i think it it opens up a. dialogue for people to start talking about what some of those issues might be to have some data down allies so you should get elected to sticks or ethnic or religious affiliations has always been used as a kind of path the power in the united states in terms of politics public in the democratic party really capitalize on divisions of all sorts and they use this as a wedge to drive. whatever the arguments or whatever the political agenda is parties are really actively looking for that wedge issue in order to somehow stick to
really to steer the public away from the really common issues which are affecting all aspects of society as with any controversy related to race it's quite apparent that americans don't see eye to eye. party new york. with fewer than one hundred days to go before the general election in germany chancellor angela merkel has described her country using words starting with the letters from a to z. while in her personal a.b.c. hoby would fit which means state in german and there's a broad so forth on which is full made in germany and muslims and pay phones for part of the e.u. and nato along with the german for mushroom hunting and as is security for israel but also toyah railway ati's peace all of us found that when the people in but then said her destination of germany. i'm going to merkel is set out
a list of words that the chancellor believes it to mice is german this so if you know your article i of the german constitution from your care to him your order from your valise allayed then your props on the same page as angular merkel but we came out onto the streets of berlin and right in front of the bundestag to ask people here what words they associate with germany if i say germany to you what all the five words you associate with germany the five. but rushed. out. favorites it's me who did this on time and and. i also think perfect with germany for me to neighbors filmmaking didn't understand mrs merkel the parliament
the chancellor rhee the motorway that's also very good in germany still it's leash . pride order punctuality those are only three but those are the most important things we also asked them exactly what they thought of a glimmer list this is part of this is of in vogue oh yeah as broad as i was it's not bad it's all the volunteer fire department is good freedom of the press sports clothes. broadband but out west it's ok but no car you want to get torch and we are proud nation but we don't identify ourselves with the german army the federal union democracy but we do identify ourselves with the rest of the words. ok in german army is ok sport for the handicapped ok tough questions are we ready to face them muslims are welcome as long as us. freedom of the press i am really one
thousand percent for that matter what happens partners in the e.u. or nato yes tory trains those are wonderful ultimately this is a list of what angle merkel thinks makes germany great and it comes out three months before there's an election here and which german voters will decide whether they want to keep her as their leader that angle or merkel's determined to show that german values tied in with her own peter all of. inspired by the german chancellor is a b. c. of all things german we decided to come up with our own alphabet of all things merkel. but is buying among friends is not acceptable. to the
people who want to say thank you thank you for a good record deal and intensified libration. qatar's lashed out of fellow gulf states over what it sees as an attempt to limit its sovereignty on foreign policy and i saw today presented doha which they accuse of sponsoring terrorism with a list of demands that countries recently cut diplomatic and trade ties with the shakedown and say the demands must be met if will ations are to be restored well on middle east correspondent paula slayer has more. tom has been presented with a list of demands from saudi arabia the united arab emirates raid and egypt four nations that cut oil trade and diplomatic ties with the country now this came after the u.s. state department questioned the motives of the gulf states move now that it's been more than two weeks since the embargo started we are mystified that the gulf states
have not released to the public nor to the qataris the details about the claims that they are making toward qatar the more the time goes by the more doubt is raised about the actions taken by saudi arabia and the u.a.e. at this point we are left with one simple question were the actions really about their concerns regarding cutter's alleged support for terrorism or the about the long simmering grievances between and among the g.c.c. countries now the next day the u.s. secretary of state wakes to listen issued a statement saying that a list of such demands has been prepared he added that he hoped that the demands would be reasonable and actionable saying that we understand that this list is being prepared it's being coordinated by the saudis the iraq tease each option is and the bahrainis and we hope that it will be presented to qatar with and will be treated as reasonable and actionable now the list includes thirteen demands in total here are some of them first and foremost to curb all diplomatic ties with
iran the list of trade and commerce with iran that complies with the u.s. and international sanctions will be permitted now the two states share the biggest natural gas field so that could be a problem as well it calls on shutting down al-jazeera and all qatar funded news outlets to terminate to military presence in qatar to any joint military cooperation with turkey that is taking place inside of qatar the list says that there needs to be agreement to all demands within ten days all the list becomes invalid now the docket. does not specify what the countries will do if qatar refuses to comply so of course it remains to be seen whether qatar will view these demands as either reasonable or actionable meanwhile the white house has waded on the spats calling it a family affair that the four states should resolve by themselves political
commentators say it must of course chesham thinks the gulf states are doing their best to strip casts are of influence. they have raise some demands in order to empty their hands of from the merits and winning races that had made. like its ties with muslim brotherhood like its ties strong toys with hamas. in the middle east peace in the palestinian these really also use the strong ties with iran that made it a player a good actor in the region that could play both ways also. they care a lot for al-jazeera network and they know how strong and powerful it is in promoting views so they have raised all these demands in order to empty the hands of from the winning races that he had and made
a powerful actor on the southern rooms of the persian goals. after america's defense secretary admitted u.s. failings in afghanistan last week the pentagon seems to have been looking for somebody to blame and it's found someone in his first report to congress since the election the pentagon named pakistan as the single greatest external factor hindering u.s. actions and their poor foes to what it calls support of afghan insurgents and by the pakistani government during sixteen years of its involvement in afghanistan washington has given a range of reasons why it's afghan campaign wasn't going to plan. iran is reportedly arming and funding the taleban corruption is a huge challenge in afghanistan that russia is now meddling in afghanistan it's very difficult to succeed on the battlefield when your enemy enjoys external support and safe haven we had the. overt legitimacy led to the taliban by the
russians the problem that the us has in trying to carry out the occupation and subdue the population and i mean the real answer here is the u.s. has to get out of afghanistan they claim that they would have resolved everything and they would have won the war if only it wasn't for pakistan or only or if it only wasn't for something else but there are always looking because they aren't able to succeed the. problem that they have in a war that has lasted longer than any other u.s. war in history almost sixteen years now is the fact that the people do not wish to accept the patient and their of his attempts to settle the afghan crisis and seen several surprising methods being used in the past. we're not in afghanistan right now.
going free. looks like you're on a cruise to the shall see thank you. pentagon pages six million dollars to mail a tire you can go because the a bomb in color now the pentagon doesn't even know where they go all that money beneath. any justification for twenty million dollars of afghan firewood when my auditor's asked for documentation of we're basically told quote unquote we don't have the records we just spend the money. so planes more nice a con we'll be back after this short break stay with us. in case you're new to the game this is how it works not the economy is built around
corporations corporations run washington washington media the media the voters elect the businessman to run this country business because. you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before . what politicians do something. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to be rich. but you're going to be this is what. three of the people. interested always in the why. question.
hello welcome back now your love of junk food could call serial job at least if you push it too far that's the lesson to be learned from a recent scandal that's rocked the cia on she's my girlfriend's in santiago explains. big news say contractors gooden steal snacks without getting caught the contractors were working for the cia developed a special payment method to steal thirty thousand more from vending machine junk food and were doing it for about six months until they got busted all in the scheme was quite elaborate going to eat the classified office of the inspector general report they unplug the machines from the net and use special blank prepaid cards to retrieve the snacks for free wow so a cia contractor was annual salary ranges from about sixty thousand to one hundred
sixty thousand dollars had the desire to go to such lengths putting their careers on the line all to eat fried junk food at the office the social media couldn't resist. and the funny thing here is once the perpetrators were caught gave their badges in and were taken to jail the department of justice was not hungry enough for justice
and did not press charges perhaps feeling sympathy for starving staff middle class and shall go r.t. . now a christian school in canada is worried about its freedom of religion after being told to stop teaching verses of the bible that could be deemed offensive the local authorities say passages in the bible that denigrates already filed one's sexual orientation. it should not be studied in class the school disagrees saying the ban would lie late his constitutional rights for jesus standing their ground though insisting that the potentially offensive passages should not be a part of the curriculum where we go differing reactions to the issue. point of the whole you know you know education system is to have discussions and to be able to say that this is this is text that is that is said here let's discuss it in a open forum i am a religious man who's who's muslim and when i hear things about people taking
things away from from any type of holy text it does kind of bother me in a way but at the same time there's there's the talk about you know we want to teach our kids how to be inclusive and how to teach your kids to respect different types of races cultures sexualities to the school board used is the word offense they said you need to get rid of all offensive texts from the bible and stop teaching this and when it comes to that word it can be interpreted in any way i could be offended by the whole bible hence why some people in history burned the entire book because they found the entire thing offensive instead of responding to censorship with more censorship we should respond with more free speech and we should be teaching things about inclusive as well as things about creationism and evolution just bring more education instead of trying to deny the opportunity to understand these texts of the children there's no way that we would be able to have these conversations if things were cut out or if we had herself from things. you're
putting you know we want to put gay people back in the closet you also put religion back in the closet as well there's absolutely nothing wrong with challenging these verses and questioning it in fact i find it quite interesting that speaking with the muslim gay man because that is a big question we're dealing with right now you have countries where they have imposed things like shari'a law a strict islamic law where gay people are thrown off right now and we need to talk about that we're not going to be able to do that without free speech on the issue on both gender issues and religious issues. to reason mase response to the recent terror attacks in britain is why he thought to have damaged her performance in the general election he's going underground speaks to west to terrorism experts about the security challenges now facing the u.k. here's just some of what he had to say. i don't think it is the right way of combating it doesn't mean you don't need some policeman with weapons doesn't need you mean you don't need some sort of surveillance but i think doing that all man
says i see what you don't want it means that all of these various terrorists or various persuasions of one if we come that sort of society and i certainly don't want to live in a country like that one of the things i love about this country is that most of the policeman don't carry weapons that is very unusual. the construction of one of the two took a stream pipeline legs has entered its deep sea stage with the pipes now being installed on the seabed this project aims to connect russia and turkey with the pipeline pumping russian natural gas across the black sea to trenka was on board the gigantic construction vessel.
my dear there's this. truck in the park just say. anything that happens with pioneering spirit gets controlled and this. be it's the force of the vehicle or the welding of the pipe that's a steering wheel if you like nothing like the regular device let's talk to the captain scuse me sir there's your story to give us a little bit of inside of what's going on. the control system of the vessel
prejudice here differently than you do that's a little mr big so we need to know what's going on at all the places and you see yeah. that's a position to see where you are off position exactly zero point zero meters how exclusive is this machine nothing there's nothing that can be compared with the capacity and capability of the vessel. which is also defined by the people. over there you can see the pipe that's how they're stored before they are sent into the welding factory and right now i'm going to show you what happens to them right after they come out of there the pipes go straight under the water and at one point they will get as deep as two point two kilometers below sea level.
natural gas delivery as efficient as it gets any green concerns well engineers claim pipelines like this cause no harm to the environment let's hope we can count on them and on the technology that rocks. next on i would say we're back to tonight brings a comic touch to the headlines overlooked by the mainstream media and. social environment. chemical discoveries over the last century made every day life easier but at what cost this is serial is exceptionally sick. no wonder it's confidential. says since the years old industrial giants reaps the benefit. by chemical production. you know as if these
people aren't just experimental animals. the toxic environment continues to poison lives and we found these astronomically high levels of dioxin levels that my staff think maybe some of the highest levels ever found in the united states for almost thirty years this very serious problem had not actually been addressed what will that investigation into the chemical industry secrets revealed. this despicable. or worse there's. a grave that this is the time for the financial sation bubble to to implode to collapse i don't think these banks add another fifteen trillion dollars to create the european central bank but of the five trillion dollars easily bank of japan is a never ending fountain of free cash zero percent interest rate so this is a ways to go.
wardrobe so joining the box party that may feel like the online retailer is pretty much taking over your life your t.v. screen your shopping your reading and even your home have no fear pokes it's only taking over your life in your home. amazon has brought breathtaking a fish and sea to consumerism right it is also brought breathtaking inefficiency to consumerism amazon is incredibly convenient for all of us and it is the worst thing to happen to us since the bottom play. it's like of the one at play it got infected with steve bannon when. it came down. those statements that i just said are true and yet they conflict right there a paradox and it makes your brain want to punch itself in the face and yes a brain could punch itself in the face our eyes mind does it every time chris matthews speaks. in our culture we are now almost incapable of taking multiple
ideas into our brains when when those ideas are condensed into one topic or one story for example i recently talked about how trump's withdrawal from the paris climate agreement is both exceedingly awful for humanity and also not that big a deal it's awful it's awful because of what it means for our ability to cooperate and ability to think intelligently. it's not a big deal because the paris agreement was all laughable still reign from the beginning. when you have everyone from oil tycoons to war criminals clinking champagne glasses when the thing is signed you've got yourself a climate of course. we want everything we discussed to break down to either good or bad right either important or completely on important either on or exceedingly off leak. i'm not.