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why would you put. your wife. now. the minority tensions here that between the u.s. and russia as russian president putin orders u.s. ambassadors conduct the country in response to sanctions are we heading toward a second cold war. and western nations are criticizing china saying it needs to take more responsibility for north korea but china has a different story. than the u.s. lab the same sions on venezuelan president nicolas maduro after an election this weekend that many are calling a sham the latest. it's monday july thirty first five pm in washington d.c.
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i'm going to sweets and you're watching our america and we start with russia's response to a new round of sanctions imposed by the u.s. government russian president vladimir putin has announced that the u.s. embassy will have to cut seven hundred fifty five people as a result of washington's policies archies romantic kozyrev has more on moscow's comeback. new sanctions against russia are expected to be signed by president donald trump the document approved by congress aims to its argot the country's lucrative energy trade with partners in europe washington claims the measures are in response to alleged election meddling well moscow has already responded to another likely round of restrictions by asking the united states to cut its diplomatic staff in russia by seven hundred fifty five people by september the first just making the number of employees equal to the number of russian embassy staff in the united states but also russia ordered the u.s.
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embassy to stop the use of some real estate in moscow like certain storage facilities and a country retreat in an interview vladimir putin says that sign has come for russia to show that it will not leave us sanctions unanswered but. more than a thousand people both diplomats you can technical stuff currently working in russia seven hundred fifty five of them or have to stop their activities and that's painful russian president also said that washington's moves are uncalled for and moreover they hurt interests of other nations but america has taken a step to jeopardize u.s. russia relations and the important thing is that that step was triggered by anything because this is a move to impose a legal restrictions to attempt to influence other countries including u.s. allies q what you're interested in developing toys with russia don't use them you should let him air putin said that russia had been patient and its response to the actions of the united states but enough is enough. we've been waiting for quite
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a long time so that maybe something would change for the better we had hoped that the situation would change but it looks like even if it does change and it won't be in the near future quarter i decided it is time for us to show you we will not leave anything on. while russia's response is hardly as damaging to the. two nations relationship as washington's previous actions that have proven is against considering further countermeasures but moscow will consider them if it needs to condition that of course we have more to say to you there are spheres that we can restrict use here which would be painful for the united states to play but i think we shouldn't do that it's only going to harm us russian relations as they are but it's also going to affect as well thirty days that was a romantic hazarat reporting and for more on the sanctions last hour i spoke with daniel mcadams director of the ron paul institute for peace and prosperity i started out by asking him why new evidence surfacing in regards to information from
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the d.n.c. being leaked not hacked wasn't being consider when it came to allegations against russia meddling in the u.s. election it does certainly what some are suggesting i don't think we have the final answer as to what happened and i don't think many people in washington are all that awfully interested in what actually happened with the leak or the hack or whatever it was they've established as a fact on the ground that russia have to our elections and so therefore nobody needs to question anymore i would be if you look at the intelligence communities report on it it's certainly not conclusive and it's not an entire product entire intelligence community same and ok now turning to your article the title alone says that these sanctions quote pumps adrenaline into cold war two point zero do you think everyone in congress who voted for the sanctions thinks there's truth to that . well i think probably a lot of the people in congress who voted for these sanctions don't know much about it and haven't read the bill or the bills on often read in congress but you know
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people in congress once again are not very well informed members of congress read the washington post the mainstream media the new york times and so they're only getting one side of the story and that side of the story is that russia hacked you elections are undermining our democracy and therefore if we don't act immediately something terrible happened so you know there's not a thought a lot of thought that goes into it and there's the the. there's the mistaken idea that sanctions are a harmless way of making the world do with us once it's do unfortunately sanctions often do lead to war and i think that's where this is heading and you brought up section two thirty one of this legislation and posing sanctions on fote persons who are quote engaging with transactions with russian intelligence so tell us how you think this could impact those of us at our key in a system called for. you know this is something that stood out to me when i read the bill and it's so it's one of those bills it's very difficult to read they love doing this where they have
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a lot of curlicues but that really jumped out to me because the cia director pompei o and others in the national security community in the united states have made great efforts to suggest that our t.v. and other russian government funded media is an arm of the military or intelligence services so if you look at that language in a certain way it suggests that those who are quote having transactions does that mean appearing on our t.v. we don't know it's a vague language but there are subject to sanctions to five different sanctions by the u.s. government i think this is the beginning of the kernel of a crackdown on our t.v. and of the russian government funded publications and broadcasts very interesting only share hope not and in response to these sanctions russian president putin has called for some seven hundred u.s. diplomats to leave russia by september first and it's a department official told me says he had pressed that it was a programmable one and called for actor but your thoughts on that. well first it's
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hilarious that c.n.n. headline to ten guts u.s. embassy. in moscow when in fact i was surprised to realize they were that many u.s. government employees working at the embassy in moscow twelve hundred people so the only thing that putin has president putin has done is he's pared it down to have parity with how many russians are operating in most in in washington d.c. and it's a move that obviously he's taken reluctantly he didn't do it right away obama that was this was obama's parting shot as he left office and i think president putin gave trump plenty of opportunity to make good on his campaign promises of getting along better with russia and instead of doing that what is the president done he's hired a bunch of neo cons bruce of quo big neo cons who are dead and. favor of starting cold war two point zero and i think the sanctions were the last straw for the russians they had to do something to retaliate and some are saying that these
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sanctions that violate international law and there's talk of the specials in brussels considering countermeasures do you think the u.s. is worried about its relationship with the rest of europe at this point. well i think the people in washington are infected by hubris they don't believe that europe will ever dare do anything against washington the germans have said that it's illegal that the sanctions are illegal they certainly will hurt german companies that are trying to do business with russia you know the u.s. is forcing other countries to enforce its own laws as if somehow we make the laws for the world will the europeans break with us on this i don't know how far they're willing to go however this is another straw on the camel's back the proverbial camel's back we'll see if that back brace and now president trump has not signed the sanctions into law the vice president pence has come out and said it's likely a done deal do you think president trump at this point will still try to negotiate a better deal since as you mentioned in your article that his hands are pretty much
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tied in this bill and has to get permission from congress to alleviate the sanctions. well there at this point there's nothing he could do you know when i when i had written that i didn't realize how overwhelming the vote would be in favor of the sanctions so even a veto he sort of damned if you doesn't does he finds it then you know forget his russia policy as a candidate if he doesn't sign it becomes law it shows him as a as a completely weak president what i would do if i were president trump in such a box is i would not sign it i would allow it to become law and i would say that i would refuse to recognize it because i think it equips the president's winces constitutional authority to conduct foreign policy so kind of the resistance against congress and then try to get his own party in line he was spiraling tensions this weekend rattling the asia pacific region trying to showcase new military equipment following north korea's launch of its second intercontinental ballistic missile let these developments and strong words from washington the
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situation around the korean peninsula is becoming more and more alarming here is our t. correspondent ashley banks with more. china's two point three million people liberation army showcase ballistic missiles strategic nuclear missiles and new aircraft during a massive military parade in beijing on sunday the new aircraft included j sixteen fighter jets in white twenty heavy transport aircraft both styles making their debut at the great the army also showcase three sophisticated types of ballistic missiles and quitting ballistic missile dongfang twenty six this missile has a two thousand two hundred mile range and can be fired at a short notice and fitted with a nuclear warhead now in dongfang twenty one a land base anti-ship ballistic missile it's described as a carrier killer sending and un a pleasant signal to the us and the dong things sixteen g. which is a conventional missile designed for precision strikes against key enemy targets
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this comes right after north korea tested its second enter continental ballistic missile this time it flew straight up for about forty five minutes reaching a height of two thousand three hundred miles before crashing into the sea of japan so far this year north korea has launched a total of fourteen ballistic missile experts say if the missile were launched on a normal trajectory it could have possibly reach a cargo or even new york after the launch president said in a statement quote by threatening the world would use weapons and tests further isolate north korea weaken its economy and the private people north korean president kim jong said quote the latest tests proved r. and took intercontinental ballistic rockets reliability and the capacity to watch it in a surprise manner at any place and time the u.s. mainland is within our striking range experts say this is alarming as north korea
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continues to show technical progress however it is still unclear whether these missiles are capable of carrying nuclear warheads whatever the case with a complicated u.s. china north korea. triangle the situation in the region is extremely volatile and washington national banks arts. the u.s. government and japan have ripped into china after north korea's latest long range missile test china has responded to the criticism saying that it's completely misguided and in fact is working on a resolution when it comes to north korea's nuclear issues our teams alex a hell of a chance and tronto with more so alex what's the trump ministrations saying about china and also the situation on the north korean peninsula well we know just very recently there was delicious chocolate cake in mara largo with the president of china but now the tuna has changed all over north korea's rocket launch just this past friday it's unbelievable how quickly washington can change its ideas and we all heard the tweets that came out this week and let's start with nikki haley's two
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we know her as the ambassador of the united nations for the united states done talking about north korea china where they must act japan itself korea most increase pressure not only u.s. problem it will require an international solution so at least nikki haley's saying international solution president trump wasn't quite as international about his tweeting we have a couple of his tweets as well says i'm very disappointed in china are foolish past leaders of allow them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade yet they do nothing for us with north korea just talk we will no longer allow this to continue china could easily solve this problem now i don't know what mr trump is thinking when he thinks china could easily solve the problem this is the north korea issue obviously and when you see what's going on i mean he's really escalating the rhetoric now with china there's even talk of sanctions being kicked in against china and we know how reliant these two countries are u.s. and china on each other when it comes to trade we might even see steel tariffs come
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into play these are some of the things that we're hearing out there so. sanctions are a possibility economic some type of penalties or another. possibility and this is just moving forward and forward and we're hearing from the states we're also hearing from shinzo abbay of japan he's also trying to tell china and russia that they need to put pressure on north korea and to join this western community of attacking though the whole issue there and putting pressure on china to deal with north korea so that seems to be the avenue of choice for the west right now and so what's china's trying to be allow that. china is saying you know what this is a little bit absurd we are not north korea we are china with there's only so much we can do with north korea china has not been pleased by the way north korea's been acting and it has made itself very clear on numerous occasions but at the same time china is taking the approach works understand why north korea is doing what it's doing north korea is a country with
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a security issue and when you have south korea south of you plus japan just across the water and the united states saber rattling constantly at you well you're going to be afraid and you're going to be able to show whatever little bit of might you have just to be able to sort of balance that power out so what china is saying is that the approach from the united states and its allies has to be a little bit different you can't continue this way negotiations are key china wants to work with the united states to sit down at the table again with north korea trying to was the one that facilitated this in the past and they wanted to try to do it again they're saying these saber rattling especially when you see these exercises the bombers flying over south korea now japanese south korean and american planes you know just basically showing off of every time that north korea does something that this does not help the situation at all trying to think the unilateral sanctions against north korea by the united states are not helpful trying to says what it is doing it's playing by the u.n.
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resolutions and by playing by the rules it is trading with north korea as a country that we have seen in the past that deeds assistance from the outside and what that assistance we've seen sanctions time and time again they don't hurt the government necessarily they hurt the people and i don't think anybody wants to see people starving in the street and quickly running out of time but the fact is that even with all of this posturing some in japan and the region are not quite sure about the benefit of toppling the regime in north korea what can you tell us about that twenty seconds absolutely just think about it this way the reunification of germany and what germany is today it's an absolute powerhouse a real. unified korea would be a powerhouse japan would look like nothing compared to it just imagine the industry that's right now in south korea and all the resources that people that exist in north korea unified into one as much as people are telling you that this is what they want to see there's a lot of countries that are shaking in their boots just the thought of that. reporting from toronto thank you so much thank you and up next on our team
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venezuelan president nicolas maduro is claiming victory after a vote this weekend that many foreign leaders are calling it a sham election i'll have the details right after a short break stay with us. all the world's a stage and all the news companies merely players but what kind of parties are anti american playing america. america first. many ways to use let's just like the. big city actors. and you could never. see the park in the world of the world all the world's a stage we are. people
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girl go deeper investigate and debate all so you can get the big picture. the u.s. treasury department has slapped sanctions against venezuelan president nicolas maduro treasury officials say the u.s. base assets have been frozen and american citizens are forbidden from conducting any business with the head of state all this comes after venezuela's president declared a sweeping victory in a vote critics are calling a fraudulent scam nicolas maduro is celebrating sunday's election of a new national constituent assembly which will have the legislative power to rewrite that as well as constitution artie's merino porton brings us the latest. as then as well enters a new legislative period the polarization violence and political conflict
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paralyzing the country is expected to only get worse allies of president nicolas maduro socialist party won all five hundred forty five seats in the newly elected national constituent assembly a new legislative body which will reportedly have the power to rewrite the constitution dissolve state institutions such as the opposition run congress and dismiss dissident state officials the election followed months of violent protests in venezuela which resulted in over one hundred deaths since april demonstrators have called for an early general election and an end to the constituent assembly plants that as well as national electoral council says more than eight million voters went to the polls on sunday while the opposition as the mates only two to three million ballots were cast countries across the americas as well as the european union denounced the creation of the assembly the united states the top
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market for the opec nations oil called the vote a sham and officials in washington a said that they were preparing or oil sector sanctions a defiant celebrated in caracas on sunday thumbing his nose to the critics. it is one of the sign of the venezuelan people have shown that when fate challenges us when the stateless oligarchies challenges us when imperialism challenges us it is when we make known the blood of the liberate or that runs through the veins of men women children youth. opposition leaders refused to participate in sunday's vote and called on supporters to protest in the streets at least ten people including two teenagers were killed in violent clashes the attorney general's office said a national guard officer was also killed on saturday night
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a pro medoro assembly candidate was reportedly shot to death outside his home now while the organization of american states deems the vote in venezuela illegal countries like nicaragua and bolivia came to caracas as defense insisting the international community should respect the rights of a sovereign country reporting from miami marina r.t. . syria is making a plea to the united nations it's asking that international body to help in washington's quote massacres against civilians are to scale up explaining the u.s. led international coalition continues to commit massacres against innocent syrian civilians but conducting systematic and strikes those attacks contributed to the spread of chaos killing and destruction damascus presented this letter to the united nations essentially calling on them to dissolve the u.s. led coalition in syria pointing out that they feel it is responsible for
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a large number of civilian deaths now this letter is presented just after we hear about an airstrike in which six civilians were killed now according to some estimates in july as many as four hundred fifty civilians were killed in u.s. coalition air strikes in syria let's take a listen to some of the reaction we've heard. there was no more water for irrigation the land has been in record province and there is no harvest and if any crops did remain we were not allowed to use them to hurt if one of them the coalition struck some schools so children than studio anymore many more civilians were injured when the coalition hospitals as well. and the dust so i'm now in for the gory coalition jets bombed our school so we stopped there lots of civilians were killed in that airstrike as they were sheltering in fear at the time
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now the letter from damascus was expressing concerns about those very things that we recently heard about about civilians being killed about chaos in syria however back in may we heard from secretary of defense james mattis who said that he felt that in the fight against terrorism the deaths of civilians were inevitable villian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation now it's important to remember that the u.s. coalition. in syria is there without the permission of the internationally recognized syrian government at no point have they ever given permission for the united states and its allies to intervene and set up shop in their country and they have now called on the united nations to take action to stop the activities of the united states in syria lebanon's hezbollah fighters have recaptured the last stronghold and be a nurse or a terror group in the country they are still mountains are located in eastern levanon right near the syrian border areas been a hotbed for extremists since the start of the syrian war six years ago. traveled
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to the newly liberated territory these are the are so mountains east of lebanon it's the latest scene of the victory of hezbollah the lebanese resistance groups who have defeated the al qaeda affiliate. and so ended just a few days ago and you can still see the remnants of that with bullets and shells all strewn across the floor we've seen bunts out vehicles all the way up here and joining got victory against hezbollah managed to capture this cave which was used by terrorists as a base so we can go inside and have a look around. inside the cave we make the shocking discovery what appear to be prison cells it's unclear why exactly needed prison cells in this
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isolated area. punishment. was to prevent their own finances fleeing in the middle of the night these are some of the weapons which was captured from ships and we've got the. rockets lots of tactical vests. and there are rocket launches time guns and all sorts of all to the re which were abundant binder so when they were defeated and they left this cave there's even a room where the two plans the drawer not fights is received instruction in the states there's seats to listen to the commodities ninety militants were killed in that battle and those who survived many of them fled to italy where infighting continues between different rebel groups but some of them remained and just a few kilometers away behind these mountains behind us more modestly many more of
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them decided to defect to the so-called islamic state and some of the hezbollah commanders here tell me that they're only four kilometers away from where we are now. in august he stood up in an. islamic state rockets killed twenty five year old r.t. arab journalists can lead over the weekend in homs syria was filming a reports on syrian army operations in the area when he got caught in a barrage of islamic state rockets killing him and one syrian army official according to the head of our team arabic spiro in damascus r.t. as editor in chief margarita simonyan said quote for the first time in our team's history a person who was working with our channel and hotspots has died i wish courage to colleagues family friends and colleagues and everyone who knew and loved him and will do everything we can to help his family in this situation alcatel have only recently started working with r.t.
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arabic when he was killed. by german federal prosecutors say the suspect in friday's stabbing rampage in hamburg appears to have been a self radicalized islamised who wanted to die as a martyr archies peter oliver has been following the details. federal prosecutors have taken over this investigation now and they've been speaking to journalists giving us an update on what we know about the main suspect the only suspect in friday afternoons knife rampage in a supermarket in homburg they describe akhmed a who was arrested nearby the scene is a twenty six year old failed asylum seeker they also say that he acted on friday on islamist motives according to federal prosecutors investigating this case they say that he'd given long thought into extremist ideologies and in the the days leading up to him carrying out this attack that he had started to add here to a life coherent with that ideology is how they put it they also say that he
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intended to die as a martyr at the scene of this attack well friday afternoon on a busy street in hamburg the northern port city here in germany this man went into a supermarket took a knife from its packaging there and then once removed that kitchen knife we're hearing around a twenty said to me to kitchen knife from the authorities he then began a brutal attack what's being described as a really horrific attack on a fifty year old man who died later at the scene there he then wounded a further two people inside the store before fleeing now this is where witnesses who were nearby reported to that he was shouting allahu akbar god is greatest in arabic he wounded another four people while trying to escape the scene he was eventually detained by passers by and then arrested by the authorities well this is
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the latest of a lone wolf attack because it seems to have been put by the prosecutors back in twenty sixteen in the summer we saw a number of incidents that were put down to these type of lone wolf. it's whereby a self radicalization as it's by authorities are taking place and that is now what they say was behind the attack on friday evening and i am but a self radicalized low in the time who wanted to die as a martyr while he left one person dead many more actually were now in police custody as this investigation progresses. coming up on r t a new law in honolulu hawaii means you could be fined for texting while crossing the street is that fair elana last line always then we'll be right back. there's a real irony going. away from the people in there it's always.
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it's always been something. ordinary you know wholesale surveillance you feel you have all meanwhile goes on into two sides and that's then trying to use the social media. story it's garbage in real. good politicians to do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to read for us i'm sure. some want. you to go right to be close to see what the three of you get. interested in the water. there should.
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i think the average viewer just after watching a couple segments understands that we're telling stories there are critics can't tell you. why because their advertisers won't let them. in order to create change you have to be honest you have to tell the truth party's able to do that every story is built on going after the back story to what's really happening out there to the american what's happening when a corporation makes a pharmaceutical chills people when a company in the environmental business ends up polluting a river that causes cancer and other illnesses they put all the health risk all the dangers out to the american public those are stories that we tell every we can you know want their work in. our culture is awash in lives dominated by streams of never ending electronic
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hallucinations that. fiction until they are indistinguishable we have become the most believe society on politics a species of analysts and needless to the computer politicians more than just celebrity are two ruling parties are in reality one party corporate and those who attempt to puncture this. breathless universe of fake news designed to push through the teeth and they're exploiting patiently a little more pushed so far to the margins of society including by a public broadcasting system that has sold it sold for corporate money that we might as well be mice squeaking against an avalanche but we must.
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white house communications director anthony scare richie is out of his job a position he's only had for less than two weeks now this comes on the same day incoming chief of staff general john key. he was sworn in this morning artie's chaplain has more trump administration has seen a number of positions cut short but scare which he now takes the cake after holding on to the communications director title for only ten days the white house has released a short statement on his quick departure using some fairly vague language and will be leaving his role as white house communications director mr scaramucci felt it was best to give chief of staff john kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his team we wish him all the best so that makes it sound as if it was scary choice to leave the white house but many reports are saying otherwise it's believed that the decision to remove him to remove
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scaramucci who boasted about reported reporting directly to the president not the chief of staff john kelly actually came at kelly's request that he wanted to scare him which he asked out so this comes just days after scaring unloaded a profanity filled tirade against the previous chief of staff who he called a paranoid schizophrenic he also attacked trump's chief chief strategist using extremely crude language that cannot actually be said on the air now after those comments came to light scared when she tweeted that he sometimes uses colorful language and were framed from doing so in the future adding however that he will not give up his passionate fight to for trump's agenda so now we can only wait and see if the trumpet ministrations revolving door will claim another rectum. honolulu becomes the first major u.s. city to ban pedestrians from looking at mobile phones or texting while crossing the street in an attempt to reduce injuries and deaths from distracted joakim good idea
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right well not according to legal and the analyst on media so i don't know what is the big deal here. in the same neck go after the behavior not the technology look a while back we all know every city in every state passed these statutes that prevented people from texting while driving right makes sense they'll show some story of some horrible accident and the person was texting before that logic dictated what a great idea only one problem the statistics don't show an appreciable drop and accidents or deaths because of it in fact what it actually does is it increases it but let's talk about this do you mean to tell me if i'm walking across the street and there's city of waikato lulu which i think is a many respects like washington or new york with all kinds of benaud billboards
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that light said no sick people that i'm talking and you want to prevent distracted walking so what do you do you go after my phone now i'm going to be distracted by everything else things on my mind my job my life scaramucci being at all axed all of these concerns but no you want to just focus on this so if i'm walking down the street and i say oh did i did i lose my my fault oh there it is you're under arrest not officer i was just watching this so we're going to take limited police that is sort of going after it going after this thing called oh yes crime they're going to be weaving the bush does it act as that natasha to seattle got her phone again five zero up against a wall sway over me come are on now it sounds great but this is some oafish this intermeddling pablo some political who said i am going to get my name
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in the news and people will say well you know it is good to be it is good to be awake and alert yet. natasha that's true but again i say go after the behavior that that technology seems like they're just worried about getting more and more taken and so are there other of her motives involved with and these laws in your hands yes control to keep us out under the thumb to keep us all ways following some the law we saw this at the airport take your shoes off put your shoes on put your shampoo in three outs for well just keep put your laptop said walk around go backwards do the holy go they put your left do the hokey pokey what are we going what are you going to me we're constantly we're becoming we're just just becoming part of this whole big joy that masses work really being told what we can and can't do let me explain something this may seem like nothing it's
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not whether it's a good idea to pay attention yes it is but let me ask you this remember this monstrosity called the no texting while driving law do you drive have you looked at your dashboard lately to see how insane this is that somebody would say you want to prevent distracting do you know how many people when they walk i don't know about honolulu but in new york they're eating women far do that is to make up they they talk to each other they look at themselves they brush they did they're not paying attention there's a lot of reason a lot of things that go on but your goal is to prevent distracted walking you want to stop distracted walking in a world that is one distraction after another are you kidding me educate us show us show us accidents remind us you see this poor person this young lady was on
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our to her and she wasn't paying attention or not now this is what happened scare people do it the way they used to do when you were in a prom and they had the twisted cars. look what these kids did they were so young that scare us teach us but to go after this now we're going to get out of court and pay more tickets more fives to have big joy just to control us to keep us under the thumb of the government oh i've had enough this is distracting and i just wonder if headphones are next you know you see people walk their own. singing talking about this different take about something like should i go did i get did i leave my keys at home all right you're distracted you're thinking you're saying you're humming you're musing can you read a book don't read a book don't look at the directions were my going g.p.s. where is it i want to go to the doctor don't look at your phone it's just not and the problem is is that people are looking now in your state why is this guy so
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upset that's what's scary so big joyce should have these sheeple who just say sure i'll take it to the law that's right i'm good enough that enough of this really really appreciate your insight as always. thank you thank you google announced changes to its algorithm search last april aiming to combat so-called fake news and conspiracy theories and a blog post a company executives of the technology would change its search rankings to help surface more authoritative pages and demote low quality content but according to my next guest some believe this new algorithm is doing more than filtering out fake news andre demesne. reporter for the world socialist web site thank you so much for joining us today and so before the election many on the right were complaining that conservative articles were not coming up on google searches and now we're hearing something similar from the other side of the aisle so you believe that the website you work for in particular is being targeted. yes and among
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a whole series of left wing progressive and anti-war web sites we have found using our research based on the most on a lesser search tool and ratings tool that the rankings and traffic of many left wing websites have plummeted. after google implemented a new search algorithm which is announcing a blog post you referenced on april twenty fifth. and that has a tremendous impact on the amount of traffic according to a number of websites that we've spoken to coming from google to. come in from google to progressive websites and leftwing websites and yes the world socialist web site was certainly affected and in terms of the right or left regardless of political affiliation should google be in the business of determining what's fake news that it is an infringement of freedom of speech or is this
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a way to really help to stop spreading misinformation all over the place. well we think that google has no business in deciding what political viewpoints can and cannot be presented to users if the user searches a topic on on political questions to or she should have a wide range of your points that are presented but the vision that was outlined in the april twenty third document explaining the changes the google's algorithm is something completely different it invasions google becoming a censorship engine rather than a search engine in which it has a whole series of internal guidelines with evaluators which are a little more effectively than censors who decide what is real and what is fake what news should be presented and what new should not be present and this fact is that people's opinions if they don't line up with the interest of google which is
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one of the most politically connected. corporations on the planet having given more and lobbying donations over the recent period than any other corporation if they don't line up with the interests of google they don't line up with the interests of the government they don't line up with the interests of the military and intelligence establishment they will be censored and the vision outlined in that document is entirely consistent with the basics that we've seen and specifically why do you think a bill is targeting web sites like the one you work for. well i think that you know certainly if anyone who follows the news will notice that international tensions and conflicts are heating up not just between the united states and russia but with between the united states and north korea china and any time there is a increase in international tensions and the threat of war the freedom of speech is the first thing to go and we think that you know that tack on democratic rights in which google is aiding and abetting is intimately bound up with the drive to war
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and the threat of dictatorship in the united states and we hope to go stand and expose what's going on we'll have to leave it there thank you so much under a demand reporter for the world socialist website right into someone coming up on our team mixed feelings in the u.k. after a high court failed to prosecute former prime minister tony blair over the iraq war the story from london are a short break. so when you want to look for us. to. see what. the. first. half was sure.
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about your sudden passing i've only just learned for yourself taking your last. beyond the what would i tell you i'm sorry. so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest these things that i never chanced. i remember when we first met my life turned on each. time my feeling started to change you talked about more like it was a good. still some more fun to those that like to question are are. secretly . it one does not need the same. mind. this. speech. that mainstream media has met its maker.
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the american middle class has been railroaded by washington politics i'll make sure you don't get railroaded you'll get a break in the break. your . call for more is top prosecutor says her office is dismissing thirty four cases after body camera footage was released showing an officer allegedly planting illicit drugs at a crime scene in january she other officers were also present during the incident in total approximately one hundred twenty three cases are now under review lots according to baltimore state attorney marilyn moseby the baltimore officer
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allegedly planting drugs was suspended all the two others shown in the video were put on administrative duty. the high court in london has rejected an attempt to prosecute former prime minister tony blair over the iraq war that decision is being met with mixed reviews r t correspondent an associate churkin that has the story. well this is a highly anticipated decision as the high court here in the u.k. blocks a bid to prosecute tony blair for his role in kick starting the iraq war back in two thousand and three now this is a case that was brought forward by an iraqi general who accused tony blair of quote a crime of aggression but the justices here in london did rule that because no such notion exists under domestic law in england and wales this case is not going to go forward they also said that this is a decision that is not going to be reversed by the supreme court we have to say that the defense team did argue that the chilcote reports the massively controversial report published last year justified bringing tony blair to justice
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because if you remember this is a report that underscored the questionable intelligence used when it comes to the issue of weapons of mass destruction in iraq as well as brought to light information on not all peaceful alternatives having been considered before the iraq war was launched let's take a listen in the house of commons on september twenty fourth two thousand and two mr blair presented iraq's past current and future capabilities as evidence of the security civility of the potential threat from iraq. the judgments about iraq's capabilities in that statement and in the dossier published the same. were presented with a certainty that was not justified. despite the fact that tony blair is not going to clearly be appearing in court in this particular case the issue of the massive death toll as well as the consequences that this war has had for the region and the
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rest of the world and the fact that the families continue speaking out about the need to bring him to justice it doesn't seem like this issue is going to be going away anytime soon and this one terrorist in this well it's that the well needs to be aware of these names tony but we were proud of the students so to do it was something done to sort of a country but we can be proud of the way of all go to. the streets. so it's obviously clear that despite the fact that this particular case has now been dropped that families are going to continue to hope for justice for the ones that they lost in the iraq war. and to space news new research suggests the moon could be hiding lots of water beneath its investigator with lots according to scientists at brown university who say the findings could aid future missions to the moon artie's tourney chavez has this reports new findings have experts saying that the moon could be filled with water and lots of it scientists that brown university studied satellite data of the moon and found and usually high amounts of
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water trapped in volcanic be the. route millikan lead author of the study told r.t. peril plastic deposits were likely formed by volcanic eruptions that spewed across the moon's surface there are a lot of these deposits on the moon and the amount of material is quite a bit and so that tells us that the deep interior has a decent amount of water for decades scientists thought the moon was dry that was until two thousand and eight when scientists that brown university found evidence of water molecules in pebbles retrieved by nasa as apollo missions i wonder. and in two thousand and nine and nasa announced that it did find water on the moon we found that nearly all of these plastic deposits these volcanic glass beads have evidence for water and so that tells us the apollo samples there are not anomalies they seem to be quite representative of these types of deposits on the moon the findings may be a help for future missions to the moon since water could possibly be extracted from the volcanic deposits i have to admit that even i was surprised that we found water
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in nearly all of these i requested i thought maybe a couple might show what most of them would be dry and in fact you sort of the opposite most of these are clustered deposits show evidence for water and only a handful of really large ones seem to lack evidence for water so that was actually quite surprising for us millikan added that he would like to analyze the deposits in greater detail so he could better understand how water concentrations vary among different deposits on the lunar surface reporting any your turn it is how those are to. watch in the hoxsey. coming up next right here on our team in turn joins us for a quick preview all right on tonight's new watching dogs we discover that when it comes to press coverage jeff bezos and his ilk appear to be completely untouchable and then we discover the economics behind the curtain of politics of it comes to sanctions and between us and russia and finally sean stone talks about the war against the homeless with the executive director of the metro atlanta task force
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for the homeless and be a baby right. and that's it for now for more on the stories we've covered go to youtube dot com slash our team america and check out our website dot com slash america you can follow me on twitter at natasha's question mark. all the world's a stage and all the news companies merely players but what kind of parties aren t. america r t america. r t america. many ways. just like you do you really use a good actor bad actor and in the end you could never you're on. some other part of the world the world the world the state we are definitely
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a place. i'm tom hartman and i'll give you what the mainstream media chant the big picture. take a little and when you question mark find what you're looking for this little little snow. will go deeper investigate and debate all so you can get the big picture. the feeling of. every in the world. and you get your role in. the world according to
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a just. world come along for the ride back. democrats just lost a big election recently when they should have won by all accounts so you'd think up to losing so spectacularly they would take a minute to regroup quietly think about what happened and then get to work but instead of taking a moment of quiet reflection some of them can't stop taking loud televised interviews like democratic congressman adam schiff from california who has done no less than fourteen hours of t.v. interviews since president trump took office that's right the man who was supposed to be busy in congress fixing health care and what that has instead been running
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around chasing t.v. cameras he's appeared on news channels like c.n.n. and most n.b.c. fox news a.b.c. c.b.s. n.b.c. and he's also shown up on comedy central and h.b.o. for a total of fourteen hours eight minutes and fifty five seconds since january twentieth according to the washington free beacon who got the information from a report given to the white house that translates to about forty five minutes or so every single day seriously the congressman has been on t.v. for about forty five minutes every single day on average since trump took office and the funniest part about that is that shift actually had the nerve to take to twitter to accuse the president of watching too much t.v. seriously he tweeted to the president that the problem is how often he watches t.v. well he himself has been on t.v. almost forty five minutes of every single day of the presidency and then in the same tweet shift says that the president's comments and actions are beneath the
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dignity of the office as going on t.v. every day is somehow a dignified thing for a congress. and to do it is such a ridiculous childish spat that's beneath the dignity of every american but schiff apparently can't see that he's a part of it but he's not the only democrat who's been a full on media mooch the same report also showed that democratic senator mark warner from virginia has done sixty interviews totaling just under six hours since january twentieth combined to have done more than one hundred eighty interviews in six months and of course we've all seen maxine waters and chuck schumer crying on t.v. every other minute to many of our congresspeople have become such insufferable camera hogs it is outrageous it's especially when you consider that we the people elected them to do a very important job so do these congresspeople i say this every minute you show up on t.v. spouting your partisan politics is
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a minute your constituents can watch you not doing your job and it's not a good look for a politician or anyone at. all the world and all the news companies merely players but what kind of parties are into america play party america. r.t. america. in many ways the news landscape is just like the real news big news good actors bad actors and then yeah you could never hear or. so
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what part do you play all the world's all the world's all the world's a stage we are definitely a player. your launching and. that's . basically everything that you think you know about civil society has broken down . there's always going to be somebody else one step ahead of the game. we should not be on the normalising. we don't need people that think like this on our play. this is an incredibly tense situation. would you have for breakfast yesterday why would you put those through. your wife.
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now i've been with him all. greetings and. it's located just under forty miles from the nation's capital the historic african-american community of carver road in haymarket virginia sits at the center of a fight you may never ever hear about in the mainstream news media because it involves the internet sales giant amazon and the newly crowned richest man in the world jeff bezos you see amazon through one of its kind of wacky corporations is trying to muscle power lines through the historic community to power and amazon data center.

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