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good evening we start tonight with the latest on tropical storm harvey the storm continues to pour on residents of texas and louisiana record shattering rain fell on the cities of beaumont and port arthur in southeastern texas resulting in devastating flooding artie's trinity chavez has been closely following the catastrophe she brings us the details this tropical storm continues to batter the gulf coast region with torrential rains flooding and strong winds we do know at least ten refineries on the texas coast have shut down now we are learning the arkema chemical plant in crosby texas is at risk of an explosion because of the massive flooding families in the area have been evacuated as you mentioned earlier harvey made landfall again hitting louisiana and cities of beaumont and port arthur just in the last twenty four hours poor arthur and beaumont were pummeled with at least twenty inches of rain which brought flash floods that swamp the already packed local shelter. forcing hundreds of residents who were in those shelters to
higher ground a shelter at the bowers civic center was over one by floodwaters forcing people to stand on chairs and tables let's take a look at some cell phone video that was captured by an evacuee. we came here to see. we came here. for safe place to get away at our house to get away from being trapped in our house and wind up being trapped. they say by this move but they got sixty the water out sat in. the front no water is coming in from every angle. the mayor of the poor arthur says that the whole city is under water and we have to keep in mind how polluted this water is there is everything from insects to garbage in there and many are also extremely worried about the damaging effects if there is an accidental toxic leak but officials say that they are working around the clock to get residents to safety so far thirteen thousand people have been
rescued but the harris county sheriff's office has confirmed two more deaths north of houston bringing the death toll to at least nineteen family reported that they have over two hundred thirty shelters operating with over thirty thousand people in them but most of them are at nearly capacity so the energy convention center has opened its doors and that shell will shelter about ten thousand people officials said that everyone will have a cot to sleep in but the lakewood seventeen thousand seat mega church has also opened its doors but officials say that they are still they need to rescue thousands more people out there around thirty percent of harris county is under water between thirty and forty thousand homes have been destroyed along with around five hundred thousand vehicles officials are using jet skis helicopters boats and big rigs to get to the stranded victims here's what the governor had to say at a press conference earlier today. there will be ongoing challenges both during the time that rain continues to fall as well as for approximately four days two weeks
to come i mean bridges specifically flooding conditions that will continue to be a challenge for people in the area. the governor added that the number of national guard troops aiding in the distance the disaster had been increased from twelve thousand to fourteen thousand. and the venezuelan government announced it will donate five million dollars to victims of hurricane harvey foreign minister jorge r. riyadh said the decision was approved by president nicolas maduro as well as local authorities and mayors the move comes as the u.s. imposes its latest round of sanctions on venezuela. the united nations security council unanimously condemned the latest north korean missile launch over japan meanwhile president donald trump will soon announce victor cha a former white house official and georgetown university professor as the new u.s. ambassador to soul our to correspondent actually banks has the details for us oh
manella earlier this morning u.s. president donald trump tweeted the u.s. has been talking to north korea and paying them extortion money for twenty five years talking is not the answer this tweet was in response to north korea the latest missile launch trying to not give any direction as to what the answer is however secretary of defense james mattis contradicted president tweet during a meeting with his south korean counterpart saying the u.s. should not abandon diplomacy with north korea he also had this to say we're never out of america. to work together and the minister and i. will be provided for the protection of our nation relations and earning we what we're here to. the white house put out a press release today saying quote president donald trump spoke today by telephone with prime minister shinzo our baby of japan the two leaders confirmed their
continuing close cooperation of efforts on afeard to address north korea's launch of an intermediate range ballistic missile that overflew japanese territory earlier this week chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman also responded saying quote the facts have proven that pressure and sanctions cannot fundamentally solve the issue both china's and russia's ambassador to the u.n. oppose think on north korea and believe the best way to stop north korea from continuing to launch ballistic missiles as to implement the double for a strategy which would require north korea to suspend its missile launch as an exchange for the suspension of the joint us south korean military drills however the u.s. has rejected that proposal and making halley u.s. ambassador to the united nations condemning north korea's actions and so did fifteen members of the security council we are all denouncing north korea's
outrageous act against another u.n. member state japan we are all demanding north korea stop any future missile launches. we are all demanding north korea abandon its nuclear weapons. north korea has violated every single security council resolution and violated international law we are all calling on every nation to strickly fully and immediately implement all you south all security council sanctions on north korea the world is united against north korea there is no doubt about that. this latest most old task marks north korea's longest missile test close to one thousand six hundred seventy seven miles and reaching a height of three hundred forty one miles experts say north korea's missiles are getting stronger and could potentially reach the u.s. mainland soon p.r. young says its actions are necessary response to u.s.
south korea military buildup near its borders however the u.n. is urging north korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs and express a quote commitment to a peaceful diplomatic and political solution. thank you for that actually banks for more on this we're being joined now by foreign policy principal at trilogy advisors john said ladies john thanks for being here this evening as always japan and the u.s. have called an emergency un security council meeting following that missile launch on tuesday calling for an international embargo on oil exports of north korea but china and russia sit on this permanent panel right and they have veto powers they will definitely object to this so that measure is not i'm not going to pass what recourse does the u.s. and japan really have available to them when manila first of all let me just agree with you that the u.n. is more of a diplomatic step but it's not really going to provide the kind of tool kit that's necessary to give us the options that we need to achieve both denuclearization of
north korea and old so behavior change by the regime those are the twin objectives of the united states and the international community that's going to have been largely because. china is going to have to be persuaded it's in its own interest to be able to change the behavior of the regime or they'll be economic consequences for china or they'll be a significant beefing up of u.s. military assets throughout the pacific region well. apart from i mean that's that's punishment to china if they don't play along with us china has played an instrumental role in helping north korea develop its ballistic nuclear weapons going back several decades and china has basically sat out this entire process and made it largely a u.s. north korea process but it's not china has more influence than any other country in the world and north korea if they want to avert any kind of calamity in the region they're going to have to play a much more significant role here and
a much more constructive one that's really interesting to hear that china and to hear anybody say that china is actually taking part in why they become a nuclear state so that's a that's an interesting piece of news i think for a lot of people but they're radically if some sort of oil man did come to fruition what sort of response might we see at accounting over it my concern is that there have been prior economic sanctions on north korea and the regime really doesn't care i mean that's really the unfortunate part of the twenty six million citizens of north korea and there will be and is not the concern of the regime their concern is twofold one absolute preservation of the regime in power and secondly being able to eventually absorb south korea and reunify the korean peninsula under the kim regime and developing nuclear weapons as a deterrent against the united states from being able to prevent north korea's long term strategy. so many say that this oil embargo is the last diplomatic card the last card that tokyo and washington have if that's true then now what if china
doesn't play along like they said that they have and they said if the u.s. strikes first they're going to side with north korea where do we go from here the oil ban is one very very tiny step the real punitive measures against china for not playing a more constructive role would be secondary sanctions imposed by the united states on chinese companies and individuals who are doing business with north korea this would have a very deleterious effect on the chinese economy and keep in mind she jinping is looking to stay in power for another five perhaps ten years and there are a number of communist party activities this fall he needs to have as few problems on china's periphery as possible let these solve the crisis with india just the other day but they cannot afford to let north korea spin out of control and if the u.s. feels it has limited options it will be a lot more pressure on china to step up to the plate can president trump play a larger and more direct role in how china u.s. relations are especially with business like with foxconn moving to the u.s.
i think this should be a partnership again ideally china and the u.s. would work together not in a way that would be inimical to china's long term interests has to be in china's interests and also that of the u.s. but frankly also japan and south korea the last thing china wants is for japan to develop its own nuclear weapons arsenal the memories of the rape of nanking a world war two as well as historical memories are still very pronounced in china but if japan feels it has no recourse it will develop its own nuclear arsenal and the u.s. will likely put nuclear weapons back in the south korean peninsula as they had up until the early one nine hundred ninety s. so it sounds like how we address china has to be more of the carrot less of the stick the carrot so i think we're finished all right thank you so much for your expertise john three days. years ago. war in iraq are having a significant impact on the local population takes a closer exclusive look at how the war is affecting the children and that country.
these children have seen more bloodshed and agony than most adults will in a lifetime nearly ninety percent of children have lost a member of a family either they were kidnapped or killed and when they were escaping from the fight many of them have lost family members they were shot at from behind or in the falling on booby traps it has been a horrible experience. so this helicopter flies around. dropping down on the floor and. some of them my some of them feel when they see for a mess some of them feel when they see you know people that they are not comfortable with some of them show up and say no what for quite a long time until they could act would open up definitely they go all the extreme
distress and also physically unfortunately many of them are wounded. many of the hospitals as we visit come from that. the biggest number of civilians they have in the hospitals are children traumatized in mind and body but alive lucky by local standards though let's be frank stuck in orphanages and refugee camps in iraq in june believe given the sheer magnitude of the problem thousands and thousands of orphans and little. do you believe you can adequately help them we are helping those we we see certainly we don't have enough resources the children are almost everywhere but ultimately the support comes for famine. from government extended family that once we connect children. everybody scheme to receive them and the support that the problem is making the connection
all of these orphans iraq so many a foreign children of isis fighters learn how big it is much better a foreign children were reunited with their families they will have problems here with documents in schools with health care they need their families love problems is putting it lightly in iraq tribal culture venerates blood feuds and revenge isis harmed millions there are those who would use these children who hate them for what their parents did. vulnerable for all abuse they are vulnerable for trafficking or for. any danger that children are exposed to in today's technology any. bad group. could go get those children and harm them some of these lost children
a raped their assaulted abuse than the band and killed for their organs hated for the sins of their fathers the un and uni said do what they can to protect them but there are too many getting them out is a reward unto itself. the more. we helped identify and reunite a number of these children yet it isn't straightforward uni set for example once these kids identities protected fearing stigma or exploitation we know we tell our children do not. if we do not allow our children. that we do not know how do we allow the.
crisis is. to become our. choice you can choose their thesis for everyone to see and let their relatives recognize them pray that they find them themselves. desperate young refugees among the rocks millions. from iraq. and a grand jury has indicted nineteen people in connection with the may attack on protesters during a visit by the turkish president to the nation's capital fifteen of those individuals have been identified as turkish security officials the indictments include attacking peaceful demonstrators during a protest back on may sixteenth just outside of the home of the turkish ambassador here in washington d.c. for more on this and the latest on turkey u.s. relations we're being joined now by. he's the washington bureau chief for root out . now thanks for being here. as mentioned fifteen people have been indicted as part
of security team they're now indicted on these crimes but does diplomatic immunity apply here and what will this do to the relationship between washington and ankara well in their love there are two important points here the first one is a man named mostly in course he's. chief of security he was accompany him in washington so i don't really trust this man as he does you know almost everybody he chooses from a cabinet minister to the police chief from even a university the to a newspaper editor clearly people he has to trust and so now in a couple of weeks time when he comes to the united states to attend the united nations general assembly he will have to replace him. he will have to find a new man to be in charge of his. input he will be put in prison appointed in the
united states so he's not protected by diplomatic immunity ok so there's already this fragile relationship between turkey and the u.s. especially when it comes to fighting isis turkey is not very happy about washington's decision to to arm the kurds in the region to fight isis but the kurds have demonstrated demonstrated time and time and time again that they're the most effective local fighting force in killing isis many of suggested that turkey is complicit in allowing isis to funnel anything from laundering money to oil across its borders how is uncle addressing isis amid this allegation. well you know to be honest it's very hard to imagine the u.s. a turkish foreign policies can can. at this point. the priority has long been. and the kurdish forces on home the united states has been
mostly dependent yeah to defeat isis the united states has long said isis is the number one enemy for all of us we have to focus on that the turks disagree and you know surprisingly the united states. has them a little into a sponsor too or turkey turkey has been doing apart from you know providing light i mean nation to the kurdish forces and continue to continuing to support them. i don't think the united states can afford to abandon the kurds at this point. because to be honest as you said it's the only the most effective fighting force in syria. the indictment and the syrian. policy difference. we can say the most important issues that have strained relations between the united states and turkey over the last few years and having
said that how do you see the trump administration working with early ones administration in the coming years especially if these they say that they want to build a stronger relationship but at the same time turkey wants to join the e.u. right now the u.s. has strained relations with the e.u. as you know with the angle of merkel as we all seem but i see relationship how is this going to play out between turkey and the u.s. that i don't think president iran is as interested as is previous to the sisters to join the united the european union union is already in a lot of trouble britain just exited the european union so. at least the president on hasn't demonstrated that he is interested by the very actions that he has been doing that are against you values such as you know the. attacks on the kurdish villages in turkey that has been reported by this channel
and. so i don't think that's the. exception for turkey's i think almost over the an issue then some more likely he'll be focused on trying to mend relationships with probably he might he is definitely interested in that he chose the united states to visit that says not all right thank you so much for your expertise now magdala thank you. and just today the los angeles city council voted to a limited. columbus day from its official calendar that they will now be designated to commemorate indigenous aboriginal and native peoples italian american civic groups have opposed the move saying it a race is part of their ethnic heritage. and the president was in springfield missouri today to push tax reform president trump emphasized his vision including plans to bring back main street from new york today the launch plans to bring back
could mean street by reducing the crushing tax burden on our companies and on our workers. and for more on this we're being joined now by our political panel for the evening we have ted harvey is a former colorado state senator and also democratic strategist pamela hayes folks thanks for being with me this evening ok today president trump made a soft pitch on addressing tax reform while in missouri but again he was light on details largely speaking in platitudes he seemed to be applying pressure more on congress to move a plan into place ted i want to start with you what do you expect to see coming from a truck tax plan. well i agree that. ted can i'm sorry. about . i agree that there was not a lot of details however the one issue that he was very specific on was lowering
the corporate income tax from thirty five percent down to fifteen percent and that is a huge move in corporate income tax which i believe is important to move our economy forward and to create jobs and. bring businesses back to the united states rather than having them go overseas so that one issue that the speech that he gave i think was very specific and very important for the american economy and peril what's your read on all of this. my read is that he wants congress to propose some sort of play and because he doesn't have any clue as to what the country really needs there's a big difference in corporate income tax dropping the pursuit of fifteen percent. the average american worker really was the no good to have before this and they want to see specifics and i don't think he gave any of those and you know the president touched on this tax plan in
the midst of the hurricane harvey relief efforts in texas yesterday we saw ted cruz make a pitch for relief funding for his own home state he was actually one of the senators who voted against sandy relief back in two thousand and thirteen pamela do you see anything off in the timing of what the president is doing and the hypocrisy that many people are accusing the texas senator of well i think is it is hypocrisy because whenever people are in the i think you should go to them and ted cruz just has a major major problem with this but i am a new yorker i saw what cindy did communities especially in new jersey and long island but i'm not going to turn my back on the people in texas or louisiana in the gulf region is of our country i think that's what we need to come together
on this stop worrying about the me me my my syndrome and i think i think the congress will come to give the the for the people of texas ted your take on how we're handling hurricane harvey. well i want to applaud your panelists for not making this a political issue in the middle of a major crisis here in the united states this is a five hundred year storm that we have four hundred forty thousand americans that are essentially refugees here in the united states and it's not something we should make political so i applaud her for not taking it that way but i think what the president of the administration has done has been yeoman's work they had. all of their forces on the ground in texas days and days before the storm hit i think that the governors of both texas and alabama or mississippi have praised i'm sorry louisiana have praised the president in the administration for the work that they
have been doing and and i think that the citizens of those states in the end are going to get the relief that they need to be able rebuild their homes and their communities and we're certainly hoping to not see this being politicized now one last topic i want to talk about real quickly hillary clinton is back in the news last week a portion of her new audio book was released where she called then candidate trump a creep and now this week the f.b.i. is saying hillary clinton's e-mail scandal isn't a hot enough topic to the public for them to release their findings through a request panel i want to go over to you first you were an organizer for the clinton campaign is citing a lack of public interest a reasonable out in not releasing this information. i don't think that's one of the reasons they can use the. sunshine laws but you know all this is about is this ginning up you know more
animosity between emails we have a problem hillary clinton is not even though on the radar except that she's going to have a great book that i think most people who won the read know what the key is about e-mails to concerned about weeks because their houses floating away and i just see it as a happening all right folks thanks we've got to leave it right there ted harvey and pamela hayes thank you so much this evening. thank you. and that's going to do it for tonight you can follow me on twitter at manila chan i am an electronic thing inferential performing from washington i'll be back here tomorrow night. i've got to just. you're watching.
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water and second quarter g.d.p. growth has climbed and we are also looking at a very positive jobs report separate this friday release things are looking up my guest says the dollar is weak and it's time to head to gold but this safe haven investment the rally surrounding it could be short lived i discuss with c.e.o. of euro pacific capital peter schiff stand by to bus starts right now. to looks like we could see some changes to the trans-pacific partnership after all officials from eleven countries involved in the deal are meeting in sydney this week with the goal of keeping all remaining nations on board after u.s. president donald trump withdrew from the partnership back in january fears of other
leaders following his lead grew in an interview with reuters peru's deputy trade minister edgar vast was said we are all open to evaluating what we can do and what viable alternatives there may be the talks will only last for three days and a final decision is not expected at the end of it but we could see a few changes at the request of vietnam regarding labor rights and intellectual property and so far it looks like japan and new zealand are on board with an acting those modifications. the second revision for second quarter u.s. gross domestic product came in and an annual rate of three percent and that figure was high. they are then forecasted of a rise of two point seven percent originally putting the g.d.p. pace at the quickest climb in two years this was reflected in more robust consumer spending and stronger business investment as we wait for another important jobs data point on friday we'll look to the a.d.p.
national employment report out today which shows american businesses tacked on two hundred thirty seven thousand new positions this month the more comprehensive august jobs report from the labor department is expected to be a surprise to the upside on friday candidate for president donald trump did pledge to double g.d.p. growth to four percent or better when here originally took office but the congressional budget office countered that it projected a growth average of one point nine percent of the next decade looking to the more immediate future though we are waiting to see the extent of the devastation brought by hurricane harvey analysts fear it could take a half percent off this quarter's growth which may bounce back when rebuilding begins and oil refineries come online again. natural disasters can have severe economic ramifications in the areas they hit for
example hurricane sandy and hurricane katrina both cost the areas impacted billions of dollars will harvey have the same effect or could it be even worse than bust bianca for she has more on that for us right now what makes this. so much different than what we've seen before so what sets harvey apart is oil because texas is home to some of the biggest oil refineries in the u.s. and most of them since the storm began have had to shut down in preparation for hurricane harvey most businesses along the texas coastline had to shut their doors first that didn't include which runs the biggest oil refinery in the u.s. but on wednesday they come. and he reversed that decision the plan is located in port arthur which is about one hundred miles east of houston near the louisiana border in the wake of the storm is slowly started reducing operations but never explicitly announced plans to close down due to the way the flooding has progressed
the stores won't open until the waters recede the decision follows a similar move by exxon mobil which shut down one of its refineries in baytown which is the second largest in the country and then again on wednesday the company said it closed another refinery in foam and due to harvey related damage all of those closures are expected to have an impact on gasoline prices current estimates suggest prices could increase fifteen to twenty five cents a gallon nationwide up from an initial forecast of five to fifteen cents now as of wednesday morning the national average was two dollars and forty cents up only six cents from last week but if the refineries stay closed for long it could lead to a bigger increase your leak ten percent of the u.s. oil refining capacity is shut down and it might be weeks before production is back in full swing so we could see a bigger impact on oil than we've seen before in the aftermath of hurricanes with the exception of hurricane katrina in two thousand and five hurricanes gust of an
ick in two thousand and eight only through the industry off that speed for a short period of time and the impact doesn't stop at the gas station other industries like shipping and travel could be dealing with the brunt of the storm for a while. and the people unfortunately as well they're on the ground losing more than just their houses i mean access to basics there's been complaints about price gouging since the beginning of this hurricane one of the new details on that well according to the attorney general of texas the state has received almost six hundred formal complaints and over two hundred e-mails regarding price gouging now those numbers keep increasing so by the end of the day could be hundreds more and certainly by the end of the week it those numbers look good. different but before i even get to the examples i would just like to point out that it is in fact illegal to excessively overcharge on basic necessities in natural disasters not on everything but in the us a baby might need yeah right anything a human or a need like water or as
a perfect example. i was heavily criticized after they charged forty two dollars for a case of water bottles and necker that they had a sign expressing that there was very limited supply of them so that quickly went viral and you have to just to let everyone know as if they didn't have any idea already but you know that quickly went viral on social media and they quickly apologized for that but they're not the only company that has been accused overcharging on water and then there are plenty of other businesses that have been doing the same things with like for example who tells have been accused of overcharging on room rates double and triple the average price some cases quadruple and back to gas for a second some gas stations have been accused of charging ten dollars a gallon so it really is you know not just unique out of one sort of industry all these businesses are being accused of them and don't really know the full extent of these actual complaints until the end but even if just half of them are accurate these companies could go a lot of these victims
a lot of money what's interesting here is that if the stories are true and there's documentation of it how did they ever think they could get away with this what kind of damage in a broader sense the o.c. economy we're looking at when most analysts are expecting one hundred sixty billion dollars worth of damage which is point zero eight percent of our g.d.p. so on the one hand you have the physical damage but houston of course is our fourth largest city so the economy is now a whole and how far yes oil importantly but also just you know they have a huge economy and they're not going to be creating the same output that they're used to. doing right now so over time we could see you know a bigger impact than were expecting now all right thank you so much. america's war machine has received a major financial infusion with the pentagon signing a multi-million dollar contract to support the afghan air force the agreement as to the seven hundred eighty billion dollars the u.s. has already spent on the afghan war america's longest running conflict that has no
end in sight with people like blackwater founder erik prince at the table the private sector is making big bucks are two thousand high ledges solomon the story for us from toronto the big numbers here let's start with the new contract the pentagon has signed breathtaking what can you tell us about this well it's a leaderless innovation corporation that signed the contract a contractor that's worked many times with the pentagon and the n.s.a. but let's go to what the department of defense is saying this is a quote that basically from the just how much money these guys are getting the latest innovation corporatists in gaithersburg maryland was awarded seven hundred twenty seven million dollars six hundred eighty nine thousand seven hundred ninety six dollars in total fixed price contract to provide support for the afghan air force and special mission wing helicopter fixed wing fleets the bid was solicited on the internet one bid was received remember that movie war dogs are doing this kind of looks a lot like that so this company itself i mean this is
a major contract but there's plenty others out there this just adds to the seventy six billion in weapons already spent by the u.s. since two thousand and two on the afghan military that includes six hundred thousand guns and rifles that have gone to the army as well as police forces in afghanistan so i mean the numbers are absolutely massive when you look here the number of them out of weapons from afghanistan from the u.s. is huge and what's what's scary is a lot of times we get reports of the u.s. and other countries not keeping track of those weapons this is one of the many contracts contributing to the war industry afghanistan is a gold mine for us companies in the business how big. get what's the future of this you know lindsay if you think that number i just tossed at you was big if you're just recent recently what's happening here is a nother here defense department again we're talking about the defense pardon another quote from that am general so from south bend indiana look this is
a two point two billion dollar plus firm fixed price for eleven thousand five hundred sixty humvee like vehicles in part success and that this is going mostly and it's headed first the first order is heading to afghanistan now that again huge that look at this chart this chart tells us something else it's not just about the equipment it's also about people currently there are nine thousand eight hundred u.s. troops stationed in afghanistan and get this more than twenty six thousand contractors and that's a massive number so that's what we're talking about people like blackwater here as i mentioned this is and as you mentioned i should say this is this is building on top of the seven hundred eighty billion already invested by u.s. taxpayers into afghanistan and if you look at the number i just want to break it down for you it's like unbelievable what it's because just think about this it's not only that we're talking about money here going out the taxpayer dollars being
said here to buy for this stuff and that's four hundred million dollars for the cost of the war every hour by the u.s. taxpayer let's break it down to the amount of people that have died there twenty four hundred americans have died since two thousand and two and then you take it even further i mean we're taking a further one hundred seventy three thousand civilians have been killed either on the pakistan or afghanistan side of the border and tens of thousands have been injured in the most awful injuries that you could possibly think these are bad bad injuries donald trump hasn't sent a single one of his trial the children to the front line to fight this war but he seems to be backing it and there is money going and these are just some of the contracts we're talking about well i mean there's a lot more in the president's defense and. american leaders defense who says we need to go into afghanistan to secure the place we've seen the number of civilian casualties we've seen what happens when we turn our attention away to our initial sort of thrust into that country and something's got to be done and the u.s. doesn't want to go to nation build any more of a something's got to be done in such
a catch twenty two that to contain this you've got to do more we don't want to do more and yet we watch that money flow in those important tax dollars one direction would people like blackwater founder erik prince like to see the war industry we've heard what he said we understand what is and game might be but some of the points he lays forth are pretty interesting all of these people want your tax dollars and if the government's willing to hand over your tax dollars to companies like blackwater was or any of these other companies like northrop grumman or whoever it might be in the war industry they want your tax dollars and that's right now the heart if you talk to basically anybody it looks and i would say it is the heart of the american economy at this point is the war industry making billions of dollars on all ends so example iraq billions of dollars of the ends of the weapons being needed weapons being exported weapons being sold being used by the u.s. army that on the other end to blow everything up rebuilt you have companies like halliburton coming in there however and goes in there getting paid for it as well
so on both ends the u.s. economy is making money off of this it's just basically you know they looked. at the marshall plan after the second world war something was figured out there yeah we bombed the spirit of the place was bombed to live in but here we can make some money on the back into by rebuilding it and that's what you see these guys living high lifestyles right now like mr prince the fact of the matter is that the these people are being paid to be soldiers so what we know of the traditional soldier that's fighting for his country these people aren't fighting for their country they're fighting for money these are mercenaries well let's be honest here the guys on the ground are necessarily the demons unless they take upon themselves to. to commit some sort of a war crime they're out they're given a gun and told to go get injured or killed in a foreign war that has nothing to do with protecting the colonies like back in the day when the british were coming this is a foreign war they get in here and they're like what did i get in here for what is this fight for what interests us and the story i mean end of story anybody that's
over there right now and in afghanistan look afghanistan is unbeatable nobody's been able to do it for hundreds of years the brits were booted before them empires well in afghanistan the russians couldn't do it the americans tried their best and look it's not a winnable war so any to stories that we're hearing this is all about money in the long run has nothing to do about saving people on the ground or about terrorism thank you so much for your input on this alison highlights always a pleasure to talk to you coming out us from toronto thank you. but he and i agree on a lot time now for a quick break stick around because when we get back the world's largest power plant is forming where you ask your gas that china as we go to break here the numbers at the closing bell. for breakfast yesterday why would you put those through.
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media has once again proved to be an echo chamber for government claims that cannot be verified you would have thought they would have learned something after serving as george w. bush's useful idiots in the lead up to the invasion of iraq. it is vitally important that the press remains rooted in a fact based universe especially when we enter an era when truth and fiction are becoming indistinguishable. there's a real irony going. to want to play something very responsible for the way it's new people and there are always well that's what good terms of it's always been explained serials to you either liberal or are you know hold still surveillance you feel you have already while those who need to do so as soon as the instructor has used the social media site it will release all of the story goes it's garbage in real danger news.
a merger between electricity producers in china a good un and coal company group is granted approval now it has created the largest power company in the world by capacity the joint companies will generate the majority of its power from coal but the capacity of more than two hundred twenty five gigawatts the chinese government approve the merger which will create a combined assets of two hundred seventy one billion dollars this comes as the chinese government pushes for state owned companies to cut layers of bureaucracy and to cut twenty percent of their subsidiaries within just three years it's an effort to react more quickly to market demand both go out and have subsidiaries with shares traded on stock market exchanges in hong kong and shanghai.
gold made a bullish move this week when it hit above thirteen hundred dollars it rose almost one percent on tuesday morning in the midst of political tensions with north korea and the devastation unfolding caused by hurricane harvey in the texas gulf but the last jump in price propelled by safe haven rallies was short lived today it retreated from that eleven month high losing four dollars eighty cents to one thousand three hundred fourteen dollars and ten cents an ounce analysts point to unconventional monetary policy for the climb which we heard talked about at last week's jackson hole wyoming meeting of central bank leaders financial markets are jittery right now about a possible fed rate hike at the end of the year if it happens at all but upbeat u.s. spending data and a stronger dollar have taken some of the wind out of gold sails december comix gold was last down six dollars ninety cents an ounce at one thousand three hundred
twelve dollars. with every generation new technology has made life easier in the washing machine to the car however when we talk about new technology invariably the topic leads to drops protections for workers etc joining me to discuss this is aronson darren john professor of business at new york university and author of the sharing economy thank you for joining me on this when your opinion is there any real limit to what an ai could do for businesses or for society is for is not only making making it more our lives more convenient but also helping you know expand the type of jobs we have. well we're certainly going to see a great deal of advancement in you know convenience in comfort because of artificial intelligence and robotics. to be is
a eyes are solving the problem of perception being able to see what's around you and make sense of it and of natural language processing in able to communicate like humans and so across a wide range of both businesses and in the household we're going to see a lot of convenience but in many ways every generation that has this kind of revolutionary for their time technology. like you know enjoys the same kinds of benefits and so the dishwasher or the washing machine were received but the same kind of joy you know our intelligent agents are being received today. well some fear that ai could be the death of the american worker but others say that it will actually bring in even as it replaces workers what do you think about that because obviously if it replaces jobs there's going to be some lag time there and people don't have time for that sort of talk right now you know well lindsay it's going to
be a little bit of both. you know there are certain kinds of jobs that are going to see a steep decline over the next ten to twenty years jobs in retail jobs that involve driving jobs and things as sophisticated as financial compliance the combination of robotics and is going to render a lot of these jobs done by machines rather than humans but you know again like you know one hundred years ago forty percent of the u.s. workforce. was engaged in farming in some way today that number is under two percent the machines replace the humans there the machines have been steadily be placing the humans in the manufacturing sector in the united states and so you know as these jobs are destroyed new jobs are created because new industries are created things that used to be informal become formal new human aspirations are met you
know if one hundred years ago there was no tourism industry to be employees eight percent of the world's population two hundred years ago there was no health care industry today it's twelve percent of u.s. employment so it's going to be a destruction of a lot of today is jobs but a creation of a lot of new jobs because new industries and new capabilities come along well it's look at china it's pushing hard on ai technology it wants to become a world leader by two thousand and thirty probably sooner than that if it can swing at how the u.s. compared to its development versus a i in china. well china has certainly got one big advantage to do which is that there is a centrally sort of a government coordinated effort to become a leader in the next decade sort of in the same way that there was a concerted effort to win the space race in the u.s. about fifty or sixty years ago but as in the united states
a lot of research is happening in pockets at university is that companies like google saw china is almost certainly going to be the world leader in artificial intelligence overall but there are going to be capability is that the u.s. is going to be ahead of the rest of the world in simply because we've got the deepest bench of academic researchers and the deepest bench of industry researchers who are individually sort of like you know top of their field in different sort of slices of. the thing that makes me think about china and sort of like you know more saliently is the fact that. you know china employees more than any other country in the manufacturing sector that over eighty million manufacturing workers in china you know at its peak the u.s. which was the largest manufacturing base in the world at the time had twenty two million manufacturing workers a lot of these jobs are going to be automated over the next twenty years and so on
the one hand while there are big investments in x. i think that it's imperative for the chinese government to also start thinking about transmission strategies mid career transition strategies that will allow the people who are currently employed in manufacturing and even some services to be able to sort of leapfrog well to the next generation of work as and when that's created. well let's take a look at some information we've got here this graph we see that while. you know many factory jobs are on the decline since the ninety's you and i talked about that as you point out the health care industry. has been thriving those are big numbers we could see a similar pattern and what new jobs and industries would thrive and grow as a you know becomes more common and we start counting for them in our economic models as i mentioned there's going to be some leg time but what do you think. the jobs that are going to continue to be secure i'm guessing it's sort of you know
bedside manner with with regard to health care and things like that what do you foresee. the pattern that i've seen through history. is that things that used to be informal become formal and so health care used to be something that was done a toll and as we ordered me to farming and as we sort of got beyond the point where we had to spend all our time protecting ourselves and feeding ourselves that emerged as an industry so i certainly think that there's a tremendous amount of growth potential in the care industry i certainly see a lot of potential for growth in the education sector right now education while we've made great strides in the last hundred years is still higher education is largely sort of for a small slice of society with the technology as i think it will become a lot more ubiquitous and it will be something that you can access the different points in your life and i think that this will be a bit
a big growth engine. but i also think that there are always more and more human aspirations that as we automate the things that occupy our time today can all be posts you. there are challenges to the planet in general climate change you know threats from outside. that could potentially take up a lot more of our time if we shift away from more to spending time on now so i have no like you know i talked about this in that i.m.f. article that you sort of pull the graph from that you know the future of work has always seem bleak to the people who are seeing the technological change they look at the machines and they see well if the machines do what we're doing now what are we going to do but if history is any indicator and they all saw all with the well this time is different now because these technologies a more a that they say that quite a lot were. or protections and things like that but if workers have new jobs the fight to protect them is then on and important obviously to fight that that's no
argument for not pushing forward with technology at least in my opinion and i'm sure you know a lot of people one of the things i've got a question about is in your book you take detail you know the sharing economy and how it comes into play you even talk about if you wanted to take your daughter to school and you notice all of these cars on the side of the road you live in a big city and you're saying i wish you could just borrow one of these cars and now you can how is the sharing economy feeding into this in a very rapid rate. well i think the fact that the sharing economy is changing what it can mean it's changing how work is organized and so because of platforms like. the platforms like poor even sort of platforms for lawyers like a consultants like cattle and what we're doing is we're taking the traditional full time job and we're breaking it up into projects each of which can be done by
a different people a different person so the need for a company or the need for full time employees starts to go down the reason why this is important when you're thinking about automation is that if the work is broken up from jobs into the top six automating a couple of is a lot simpler than automating an entire job and saw the sharing economy and together that's what we have to look at if we really want to predict the future of work very interesting to hear thank you so much erin sadar john professor of business at new york university and author of the very interesting book the sharing economy thank you. that's all for now check out the show on youtube youtube dot com slash boom bust r t thanks for watching the next time.
my conversation with robert vick mensa working with roc nation jerseys company would be like working with my own people who didn't feel like i was stepping into a room with vultures in a suit. nothing against suits i don't wear that america uses drugs and prescription drugs like none other you know so we've got a lot of people in our country and in our culture that are trying to cover something up and i want to try to feel better and feel better i think. is often sensationalize and it's turned into a headline and it's used for the benefit of people in the media and people in
power look that is very one dimensional plus we have somebody who is just such a bold faced lie as trump is. diplomatic discourse is. futile that place to time it's next on larry king now. our special guest vic man so the grammy nominated rapper hailing from schick tongo annoy following the release of his twenty thirteen mixtape inane tape. vic emerged as one of music's most sought after and critically acclaimed axed he's since been signed to jay z's rock nation record label and work closely with authors like kanye west chance the rapper and for all just a they have a few gigs revealing new full enveloped in the autobiography is available now and
you've been working on this for a long time how does it feel to finally have the world know it's around. very releasing the sort of personal endeavor that are most feel like i made a lot of close friends in people that purchased and really are living with the album because its content is often so personal that it's things i wouldn't tell somebody unless i was close to them what made you do it it was really my way of coping with everything i was talking about and been able to come to terms with the learn from it grow from it felt like i had to be transparent and confessional in order to move past so it's really cathartic very cathartic how did the how did the connection come with jay z's rock nation label i was lucky to find out there. working with
rock ness in jersey's company would be like working with my own people it didn't feel like i was stepping into room of vultures and suits nothing against suits i don't wear that. but. like i said you know it's a record label helmed by. arguably the greatest rapper so there's an understanding of artists there that i find to be you know very freeing in a corporate setting especially you recently said i really did make a conscious effort was to try to be understood i was leaving no stone unturned i feel like i had to be unapologetically me i had to be able to show all my truths the autobiography concept. gave me license to
use literary tools like illusion in flashback in foreshadowing so there's times i might be in the middle of a chronological storyline but throw in. greece and i go back to to a memory from five six years earlier and it's not right back into the present day and look like a book so oftentimes it is in chronological order though you're very open about his struggles with depression drug dependency was that hard to sing about talk about off on actually easy to talk about easier to talk about than police a. rap subjects' in listing things because you know i'm talking about the things that are closest to me to things that are that i've experienced firsthand and for me that was easier to pull
reference simple real emotion then you know maybe just make a song about partying weird weird depression as a young man i started to deal with mental health issues in high school in more so as i became. eighteen nineteen twenty one steppin in adolescence so these are things that have been close to me for a long time if you try to do treat it well you know i didn't for a long time. and a lot of this album is about those paths that i went down trying to self medicate and when you see something on a song called rolling michael stoner is maybe on its exterior. kind of hedonistic and like just excess and drug use but
underneath the surface is is something that i was trying to heal pain i was trying to heal by self medicating and i think a lot of people are doing this right now as you see we have an opioid epidemic in. a mean we've had america uses drugs and prescription drugs like none other you know so we've got a lot of people in our country and in our culture that are trying to cover something up and i want to try to feel better everybody's run feel better in the black community things like depression and legs are played down one hundred percent because. as black men there. is an idea of masculinity that oftentimes is misleading that we've been led to believe is how we have to act to assert ourselves you know i mean i'm not going to go down a full history lesson you know but the traditional avenues for being
a breadwinner being a man in the black community was stripped from us and provided for your family and. and bringing home the bacon for your family is something that was there was often like out of reach for black men so we had to develop certain other ideas of masculinity that often are very hyper masculine very aggressive and leave no room for vulnerability and i believe that that leads us to a place where we're not able oftentimes to be open and be honest about things going on in our brain because we don't want to appear weak in youth you feel that if you if you give any sign of weakness that you'll be torn down do you think that will get better as the molds to give the more you're the product of an interim marriage there's a lot more intermarriage you know than twenty years ago you think there's going to
change i think is going to change if we change it and that's why i'm trying to take the steps that i take to just open up the conversation and de stigmatise so and things like that to help in the black community because it's not going to change if we just allow it to fester how long you've been sober i haven't been using drugs for a year and a half maybe i'll just stop i had somebody in my life there was that was. selfless enough to look past the hurt that i caused him from a hard place and help me to be honest about what was going on in my life and. seek psychiatric help and start talking with their peers for real because i was in the same low i was like man i'm not going to talk to a therapist i'm not crazy. you know. and. somebody was able to the this woman in my life was able to just you know help me go
seek help and help myself as your success hoped i don't think success helps things like that at all i think a lot of times it can just magnify what's wrong. you know you see artists passing away too early from drug addiction in suicide and from lincoln park has killed himself and you know success doesn't help those that it's assessed it's whatever you have and magnify the put it underneath the magnifying glass whatever's going to actually worse it just makes it better so if it's if there's issues the issues get bigger you grew up in chicago the city that produced some of the greed artists in your journey. what was special about chicago . are you going to have. necked it's a good place i think chicago is unique from new york city in l.a.
in there. you don't grow up with hollywood orse or stardom in reach really you know you're not seeing billboards for the newest netflix special and i'm not saying everybody that's in new york does which is you devil enough see a puffy hop in that i'm a bad x. it's just like is very midwest is midwest it's authentic you know it's concrete and i feel the perspectives that come from chicago are often guided by that with that kind of like i see real ism city a big shoulders what about the rap on chicago that it's a violent city. president trump a taxi uses example all the time people getting killed the mayor emanuel he won't obey a federal law that requires a turn in the grounds. i mean look at that i think the violence in
chicago is often sensationalize and it's turned into a headline and it's used for the benefit of people in the media and people in power. is looked at is very one dimensional without. really observing the factors that have created this violence and observing the fact that you can live an entire life in lincoln park chicago another here and. but be in a different neighborhood and here going to every night so you have these communities that are stripped of of everything they don't have organic food there's no produce the school systems are broken the schools are closed and the textbooks in the schools that are open are from the one nine hundred eighty s. . and you have these people in a toxic environment they grow up to do toxic days i think it makes perfect sense i
don't think it's it's good in in any sense of the word but it makes sense and is by design done trump is you have disappointed good or is as expected. i think is as expected you know what i would say that he's clearly. he's clearly in office for you know his parson all going for it is financial gain and we don't know the full game yet but there's a lot of nepotism going on in it's it's hardly presidential but i had to come to terms with the fact that nobody getting into office. as the president of the united states is really like my candidate nobody's really representing me or my people so our win is not on net stated no obama do i don't really believe so i lived i live five six blocks away from barack obama's home and so i watched
my neighborhood not improve in my city not improve in my community not improve maybe get worse in the that obama was in office in iraq is i recognize he's the president of the united states but i don't think that obama's agenda was very often . you know to represent the people and do well by the people feel like he was oftentimes very careful with what he said with regard to race if you met with trump would you discuss these things with him i don't have any interest in meeting with trump no no i mean you know i think that we have somebody that's just such a bold faced lie. as trump is. diplomatic discourse is. futile waste of time waste of time when we were turn big
i do not know if the russian state hacked into john podesta emails and gave them to wiki leaks but i do know barack obama's director of national intelligence has not provided credible to support his claims of russia i also know he perjured himself in a senate hearing three months before the revelations provided by edward snowden he denied to be n.s.a. was carrying out wholesale surveillance of the us. the hyperventilating corporate media has once again proved to be an echo for government claims that cannot be verified you would have thought they would have learned something after serving as . george w. bush's useful idiots in the lead up of iraq. it is vitally important that the press
remain rooted in a fact based universe especially when we enter an era when truth and fiction are becoming interesting. but with vic mensa great guests great to have them with us how did you find music. i found music through musicians just people impacted me to pocking con men and kurt cobain and jimmy hendrix and prince of david bowie and all these people that really made me feel a way as a kid and i wanted to impact people the same way how did you break in spite of being me just stand true to myself and make music that was different from other people who also in the album discuss the trials tribulations of growing up on the south side your mother was from upstate new york you write she's of german an irish descent my father was from gonna live in
a two parent household i start to get old i'm kind of being hit back and forth like a ping pong ball because on one hand america views me as this general blanket term black and a whole mommy but i have african you still live with that. but i think that i've been able to in adulthood turn it into a strength so as opposed to like us in. a sense of suffering and i'm able to have a perspective that's dualistic and can see in a city for what it is but also. look. when you bid for police haven't we are. how you respond though in the early age that. police that's where you start to listen and n.w.a. and i started identifying before that i didn't really i don't really understand certain things about rap music and i didn't understand the aggression
a lot of and around time i'm twelve years old and i start realizing that i'm being treated differently than you know my white friends is just when this which went off and and that aggression came alive in me are you already looking forward to making new music. and thinking about new music. and just trying to put myself in some positions to learn from the world around me like take a lot of enjoyment in going to places where i can help and people are struggling like flint michigan or stan iraq in all those things influence what i do so i'm ready to get back out into the world and start talking to people again used to justin bieber and it got cancelled yeah you know why. i think he was just exhausted i believe he does all the well and on decently well and
i read a statement that he made a couple days ago just saying that he wants to put his health. at the top of his priority list in our respect that any collaboration's in the near future if you like to collaborate i'd like to collaborate i don't know about collaboration in the near future i've really just been focused on his arm right now but i do have some collaboration's that are in the pocket that i'll let go so it's going to be a big hit and i will play a game of if you only knew i just threw some strangest fan encounter. a kid is chicago saw me enter in my house last year and was driving a delivery truck he got out the delivery truck somehow made it on to my next door neighbor's roof and in. climbed over to my roof there's a fire law that you can have
a roof locked from the inside for some reason basis so he came into my house and then i come out of my bedroom maybe in my underwear and is just this dude standing here and he was the rep for me. and i'm like. this way i got it you know does off the bat he. was a super power you wish you had. if i could choose one superpower i would choose the limitless ability like the movie where he takes the pill that makes him utilize all of his brain so i would have a subpar like superhuman intelligence or something just to be able to use. and that is interesting a guilty pleasure. yes but see. the moment you knew you made it up into that for me. as an ambitious person make in is a is a continuous pursuit but one who was significant to me
was performing at lollapalooza in scarborough as a music festival last summer because when i was a kid i hurt myself pretty barely sneaking in a lot of proposals or trying to sneak in. and then you got to form the most under-rated aspect of chicago. the lake. first job you have that scrubbing the chili pot at the at the organic deli down the street is innate if you weren't in music what do you think you'd be doing i think i'd probably be in tech oh yeah yeah or or journalism i thought of writing a person you could switch places with for day. best piece of advice you ever got it was about writing music and it was from a guy named mike posner and he said to sell as much truth in every line as possible
what was the worst piece of advice do drugs. biggest risk you've ever taken i guess it was a pretty big risk to. you know from my family's perspective to forego gone down as occasional route and you know make a real life out of rap and there's a school the idea someone from history you'd like to take to lunch alexander hamilton great did you see the show a bunch of times three times four times place we'd like to find you on your day off jamaican restaurant anywhere. see good talent karate some questions for vic mensa from our social media t.j. so i've heard is there an artist you're dying to collaborate with. three thousand of our cast he also asked what was the most difficult song to write off the new
album the most difficult song to write was a song called down for some ignorance i think just because. the subject matter was so close to me still that it was kind of like hard to be objective and step outside the world per se. joe gailey on the larry king now blog we see a lot of musicians jump in front of the camera do you have a desire to act i want to do i want to do a film about the current state of chicago because i feel like people have tried and it hasn't been right you want to direct a film or be in a film or work for him being a film you're thinking about work a moment i've been thinking about i've got some titles women around him i can dawson on the larry king now blog what was kind of us like to work with and your plans to work with them again. kind a west is a. great collaborator he really has
a strength for seeing the strengths in other people so that's something that i learned from him and the question was do i plan to work with him in the future yes is easy to work with nothing about chi is easy you know i think that's clear but that doesn't take away from the genius of his process chris on the larry king or bob i was at your lollapalooza said was chance the rapper what was it like to be out on the stage with him in your home city and any plans to work with chance on new music that was good i felt it. was. so necessary moment of unity for our city because it's often very divided in. being picked apart by a lot of people and yes we've been talking about making new music what's special about is talent suneet as an art of c.
knowing i grew up with sand so i know him well as a person and i think that he's dedicated to this a lot of a lot of real things a lot of things that people are bringing into popular music my gear on the larry king no blog would you ever want to branch out of rap work with the north as from a different genre. one hundred percent you know a definitely do a lot of collaboration with people outside of rap i don't really see music so. bass like i would really collaborate more often with people that can finally k.j. i'm turned sixteen on twitter where you see yourself in ten years. it's things i'm trying to build right now you know schools and go. ten years i said between albums so. that's in albums nineteen albums in your major figure and i thank you thank you big thing so i guess that meant to be sure to pick up
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greetings and salutations. as you know hard watchers this week we saw north korea test launch a ballistic missile that flew directly over the japanese island of hockey to its action brought condemnation from the world over including the united nations' own security council as well it should. but but there was one rocket launch in august that didn't receive nearly the press or condemnation but probably should have given
its payload and that was the united states test flight involving b. sixty one dash twelve and what is b. sixty one dash well of you as well tragically it's not your favorite vitamin and who it is the most dangerous nuclear bomb in his story yes in history featuring an adjustable payload you'll big can jump from the equivalent of three hundred tons of t.n.t. to fifty thousand tons of t.n.t. who just a little doozy just took a joyride from the nellis air force base to be torn apart test range in the battle in an effort to test its man nuclear function is a lovely very lovely but. no good story about bombs would be complete without some mercenaries after all bombs and mercer and burke's nerves go together like mint jelly and lamb chops. and interstage right erik prince yes the founder of the controversial blackwater mercenary force that came in the in came into infamy during the u.s.
occupation of iraq took he took to the new york times editorial pages on wednesday to make the case for a mercenary sorry contractor plan for winning the war in afghanistan writing faced with two choices pulling out entirely or staying the course i argued strongly for a new approach a third path and they bet you can't guess what the prince of mercenaries recommended third path. my proposal was to put into two thousand american special operations and support personnel as well as a contractor you know less than six thousand people. so in this world of rising temperatures and rising tensions what do what are we offering the world. nucular bursary forces. so let's let's let's let's bring a little sanity back into the game and start watching the hawgs.
that's. what. it's like to sit. like you know that i got. this. week so. welcome everyone to watch the hawks am i roll and have in a while this time of the two thousand military six thousand six thousand mercenaries what you think well a great plan and that great plan. costly i think it's incredibly costly and i don't think that the united states citizens and innocent civilians in afghanistan are going to benefit from this but i think prince is going to benefit from it considering you know a mercenary makes at least one hundred thousand dollars a year and he's making between ten and twenty percent of that is
a kickback from the united states government so we have six thousand we're talking about at least six hundred million dollars every year just. so a billion dollars a year and if erik prince gets ten twenty percent of that it's great for erik prince however not actually great for what's going on in afghanistan yeah i mean i look at it like this eric says look you know he's making the argument that we can do more of the same which is basically what the pentagon has trouble doing is just you know throw more troops in there or throw more than a few more that's more of the same and he's going to making this argument that look you could put a smaller amount of people in there majority of them mercenaries and we can you know work with the afghan infrastructure there and actually get the job done of disrupting terrorism which yeah eric that might work but i've got a better option even better option than the other ones put on the table how about we just leave oh you just say you know the american adventure in afghanistan just
isn't worth it anymore and let's go but we can't do that because of you know minerals and poppy fields and all the other funny things over there that we need to kind of quote unquote protect yes. erica also but i'm sure this one too he said he and what i loved about his editorials he never kind of brought up his own interests in this it was more like yeah my great ideas just go he's a culture and he also says that you know supplemental air force in afghanistan you know flown with the afghan markings. it would include a contractor safety pilot next to the afghan pilot but all the decision making in that plane would be done by the pilot not the contractor. but whatever kind of fails to mention in that is again. he kind of has his own air force you know air for and he got in trouble for using you know jeremy scahill expose the birds was building a private air force intercepting a very good very good article so again this is more of you know aerial benefit
money yeah yeah erik prince and makes my money makes more money and i'll talk a lot i'm sorry i just go out on the. the thing that i have to bring up one of them quickly remember that erik prince is just doing what lockheed raytheon all the others do every single day there are parts of the new york times they just hire think tanks and lobbyists right and also really essentially does the same thing as a raytheon it's just not selling tomahawk missiles he's selling people and bodies and life and renting them out to the highest bidder which to me is strange because i feel like this whole push toward these mercenaries is really what's going to end up happening is we're going to lose the best people we have in the armed forces because why would you work for the united states government when you could do the same job you were doing in afghanistan and make three times as much and better benefits very prince it makes no sense what you're saying is all of these soldiers that have been trained by the united states military various arms are good
enough your guys who are former military who got all their training from the same place are better to i want to i'm confused by that maybe it's i want to throw my wording by the person's kind of justification of the way it does in his life way forward he argues the criticism if you will criticize him for the argues that quote just as no one criticizes you are a must because as members of the space x. hopes apply american astronauts no one should criticize it tied to a company mine or anyone else's for helping us this or grieve multigenerational. your. boy by now we know this is you know you do not equate the idea of delivering food and science supplies to the international space station astronauts and bringing satellites into orbit with you going over and killing innocent civilians because that's what's going to happen and then when they get caught doing things they're not supposed to which air currents has been caught
and has various iterations of his company get caught over and over and over doing things that aren't right that are on ethical and make the entire united states look bad. who's going to pay for it then taxpayers well we go i remember not to lug loves. the grinch to the. hillary clinton is finally stepping forward it was scott said no she won't be on an apology tour for never bothering to even put one foot in the badger state during her election no it isn't a series of town halls where she could speak with people about how they've been affected by nafta it isn't even a tour of the families who lost loved ones in the various interventionist wars she spearheaded and fan the flames of all in washington she is selling her book that's right hillary no dairy please clinton will be performing live at the riverside arena in milwaukee wisconsin on nov ninth that's right one year and a day after her second presidential campaign last hillary clinton live as
a fifteen city book tour in which the big eight will read from her book entitled one big and her p.r. team says she'll let loose and tell her audience is quote personal rod detailed and surprisingly funniest story is of course if you want to be part of the whole areas hillary's spectacular spectacular you might need to dig deep to start at around fifty dollars and go all the way to a whopping fifteen hundred dollars for the v.i.p. plant and ticket which includes front row seating a backstage meet and greet with photo and a sign to book but don't sweat the cost because in some cities the v.i.p. tickets are inexplicably tax deductible in the amount of four hundred fifty dollars ignorance of the massive massive insult hillary's campaign was to the poor blue collar workers of all races and rust belt states probably won't endure her to many cheesy ads but trying to profit off of the very people who meant nothing to her when it mattered to them just proves exec lee what happened to you oh why
oh why oh up as order comes your harken your book now you decide to show up in michigan. wisconsin of all those states to come over north on the campaign trail with the big money you know donations and this is a mood thing it's not what most politicians when they want to really realize that their careers is kind of their political aims are they go to the book writing you know words like rahm or write a book about all the great things i do in this case we're able to do because everyone else with me i know you well i mean you have to the truth is and everyone in wisconsin knows this should have been that hard to do with it was stand up and i've said it before i keep talking to people from my home state over and over from both sides of the aisle everything i hear about why they didn't vote for was because she didn't show up she did not show up that was a major issue so it's kind of coming your nose at the people in wisconsin by showing up now especially near election day she was the first major presidential
candidate of a major party to not campaign at all in the state of wisconsin since one thousand nine hundred seventy two and there hasn't been a republican hasn't won a presidential election in wisconsin since one thousand nine hundred four a time of the top of the remember remember. it's not hillary's fault the russians did it. right when you were going to. really when you were going to durance alerts because it starts in washington d.c. and. december thirteenth in vancouver three there's like three or four stops in canada. does crisscross the country in places that she didn't go to the again like you're saying michigan she lost by a small margin wisconsin she lost by a razor thin margin that she showed up over the. top two or packages of the go for about three thousand canadian dollars for two seats or american dollars or twelve
hundred dollars a pop was a lot of money raking in on the goodwill tour or what happened to the what happened to our which seems where this feels a lot like the share farewell tour you think it's going to be and it's not beyond it's kind of coming back or it's like i thought this was going to be it it's not like what is she going to do vegas now we've already had a court say that you hijacked the primaries there you go for you hijacked the primary i think i think we're good we can we finally be done with the clip. this really for execution of a book can i say the thing that bothers me the most is that she's selling this book and making this big deal about oh he made my skin crawl and oh he was behind me and what should i have done you should have stood up and turned around and said something when i was hovering behind our point you were in the position to be the person who tells every little girl and every woman that it's ok to turn around and say back off when someone makes you a little bit earlier it would have been brilliant but she didn't she chose to say
nothing and now it's all oh oh well once again pulling out feminism when it's profitable for her pulling out these things she's oh and also she's she's releasing a children's for a very version of it takes a village during the same time a starbucks so yea you know we go back to saying well is there is probably going to be a cookie rest. when there is no politics you can make money while you are in office and make money while you are out of office and how is that different from the republicans how is it going to have that. power our system works that's the tragedy of it that this is it this is what you get this is a career politician at their finest and well you know the choice we had was quite an intro that's the worst turn you could possibly come up with as we go to break our watchers don't forget to let us know what you think of the topics we've covered on facebook and twitter see our poll shows at our two dot com coming up we've just discussed one of the biggest silent epidemics in the world as the co-founder and chairman of one mind one enters the talks let's go on the list with state to watch
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media often covers exotically named public health scares such as bola and and for one reason or another the media has finally caught up with the opioid epidemic that's been ravaging parts of the country for decades but what is still tragically absent in our public health discourse is the topic of mental illness to discuss the silent epidemic in more detail we sat down with parents tagline founder of one mind whose mission is to alleviate human suffering from the diseases of the brain by funding scientific research into the causes prevention and new treatments leading to cures for brain disease and injury and ambitious mr mission certainly so how does one mine tackle this challenge. well we've already got a twenty three year history of doing it taro we've got a long way to go so. this our journey began our son who had
a typical. worry from schizophrenia. and we were fortunate to have the resources to get the right there and noses and get him on our program of medication he wasn't well. he was able to go back to school at dartmouth college and graduated on time with honors in a dual major. we at that point in time said to ourselves you know. way more fortunate than most people we got to run towards this problem instead of away from it so in the last twenty three years we been funding scientific research both that an individual scientific level and a large scale project level i'll tell you more about that later to really look at everything from the structure of the brain to the circuits of the brain to the chemistry of the brain and try to understand what causes these illnesses and then
what treatments can we have that will be better for people and finally how can we actually begin to talk about two hours for these illnesses in our lives from credible great great great work in a very fascinating story here and that the numbers on mental illness now are staggering and maybe the numbers were always there we just didn't know how many and all of that but in the u.s. every year you've got nearly eight million people suffering from post-traumatic stress two and a half million experience traumatic brain injury and forty four million going through some form of mental illness is is mental illness and mental disease is the spoken at pay to make of our country. absolutely it is a national emergency and i think that we've been afraid to acknowledge it or talk about it i think it comes from several things first of all i think people believe
somehow or another they are to blame or there's some faulter shame in either having the onus or not doing enough for the people they love about it secondly i think there's been a long time a belief that there was nothing we could do about this is the most complex organism the body you've got three trillion synapses in your head this is an incredible wiring diagram and people probably believe that with no way we could fix this in third i think it was just easier not to talk about things and so the data wasn't either available or people just didn't want to come forward but it is absolutely a fax ear data i use that one number sixty million people or one in five people have these illnesses it is absolutely something we need to solve let me give you another data point which may make it even more profound for you so every day about forty people will die in
a car accident about fifty people will be murdered and you will read about every one of those as front page news in the local newspaper or even national news the sad story is more than one hundred people will take their own lives because of their brain illness because they don't want to live life if this is all that is and for every one who is quote successful twenty more than try so every day two thousand people put themselves in this position and we are not doing clearly enough about it to make that number reduce dramatically or go away while you know mental health. inevitably ties in the many other seidel and health related issues you know you see mental health the onus is all off on correlating closely with homelessness substance abuse. would how do we go about kind of tackling this
problem with one minor going about from a from a medical land and from that end and trying to find the funding and put the funding forth for that but. what are other stuff active solution is finding effective solutions to homelessness and others some of these other problems help also lead him to fixing the problems of the mine that we're facing. i think it's it's a chicken and egg thing seventy percent of the long term population are there because they're mentally ill. i don't know how old both of you are but it wasn't more than about twenty years ago that we had this great idea of shutting down all of the know how in the country. save money for budget purposes started here in california went to new york and the whole idea was that families would be able to take care of their loved ones and more money would battle a look at what that did not happen so people are out there on the street or they're
not because they want to be there because their families can't cope with them we haven't had health care plans in corporations and otherwise that had parity for people with mental illness by parity i mean if you have the same duration of care or level of deductible. for any other you know we just passed recently a law that says that will happen but we're still not there in most states so you have inadequate health care coverage a problem is so big that people and families can't deal with it and we have. the out care system itself dealing with these people by closing senators them. cells so it so you know it's not an intractable problem but we have to get way more serious about it you know or for us to make a difference here. just another data point for you so twenty percent of the
prison population are there because they're mentally or the number one dispenser of psychotic drugs is not mass general or mt sinai hospital it's the l.a. county jail and with people are in the car separated and get treatment they actually become stabilized they go back out into the system don't have adequate care and guess what the number one resume of this prisoner is a male. bipolar either an alcoholic or drug addict so it's a real societal problem we need to make it a priority and we definitely do well i'm old enough to remember the whole thing with reagan shutting down mental health care and stations and all of that and it has been pushed more and more on families but then the public funds to help families and to support them things that the people have put into the system and should be there for us aren't there what what is how is it so important that we
someone equalize the playing field not playing field for everybody whether you're poor or you're rich if you have a mental illness it should be taken care of either by insurance or press i'm some kind of public funds what do we have to do to get people's mindset there that it's just like any other disease. or in the you said it exactly right to be very it is it's just like any other organ in your body is so that's why we call it brain health or brain disease because somehow if you use the comp do the term mental it seems like well maybe you've got a problem with character or you just don't know the american way which you would get up and do things no matter what. you can't you know when you're a diabetic you have to have insulin. any of you have depression you need some way to balance this ms line and the sarah tone and the dopamine in your system so these are chemical disorders they're not character disorders so we got to start with that
let everybody understand that and nobody did anything wrong secondly we let's not do things with the affordable care act that reduces funding for this sector of people because this is that even as bad as it is it could be dramatically worse we're all we are trying and new direction also you think of it is it makes a lot of sense we all spend most of our waking hours not in home but at work and the workplace is the place in which mental how brain health has got to become a priority so we've launched a program in addition to our research called one mind it work and we're trying to promulgated a standard to be a year for all corporations to deal with people in the workplace with these illnesses and what it involves simple things like strong messages no stigma no discrimination is people when they have these illnesses even though the health care
plan may cover it they are afraid to come forward is guess what they think well gosh now i'm going to get put the back of the line when it comes to promotions they'll think i'm weak i'm not going to be a member of the team we have to eliminate that we have to stop celebrating the behavior of the people who stay up all night and work days at a time with no rest as good corporate behavior that's not good proper behavior because people can't be well under that kind of stress and stress is the enemy of these illnesses so we've got to have health care plans we've got to have environments in the workplace we have to have awareness that these are illnesses chemicals not of care. if you're in no one should ever let anyone who has an illness not go get help go find it you can find a way to somehow someway get it we have organizations like not i mean in mental
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