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to. you it is. just an average of twenty seven people are being killed in iraq every day. civilians. coalition air strikes terrorists fighting. and nato airstrikes killed civilians and. it is raising new questions about the accuracy of. daily raising fears. just across the border. here on the program. just
a few weeks ago there were many people and now as you can see from the evidence. people. face. a very warm welcome to you from all of us here what. we have. now to syria where the battle for what was once considered. taking a horrendous toll on civilians caught up in the crossfire the u.n. now estimating dozens of civilians are being killed on a daily basis. the u.n. estimates that's an average of twenty seven people are being killed in iraq every
day. up to twenty five thousand civilians still remain trapped in the city and they're increasingly exposed to the crossfire of the ongoing fighting. they risk being killed either by air strikes. all mines if they try to flee. there is. constant air raids from the coalition so the cash and civilian casualties are. large and they seem to be no real escape for these civilians. one of the planes bombed us heavily this happens in downtown bend around i still
slaughtering people that many were killed and houses were destroyed in a coalition shelling targets civilians hit civilians four story houses full of people all over the neighborhood certainly many have been killed among the my cousin he died in iraq in an ass strike. we count with around twenty thousand people ereka. children. suffering friends family of the children especially. if. you spoke with former pentagon. michael maloof he believes the way the iraq operation is being carried out is simply a recipe for mass civilian casualties i think the pentagon has made a determination that they can accept a certain number of civilian casualties if they're going after high value targets
and but but it's just unconscionable to be doing aerial bombing on very densely populated city areas they know there will be casualties and yet they're willing to accept that and they're not saying anything there if the pentagon's confronted about it they just defer and say well we'll investigate you never hear another word again but this is not the way you do it in a we're not in a total war situation as we were in world war two and and the way that this is being conducted is a guarantee for civilian casualties and i'm very very high number. within days iraq's prime minister is expected to announce the full liberation of the city of tal afar from islamic state to be the last stronghold of the terror group in the north of the country but how close to peace really is the war weary nation. but i guess the speaks to people on the ground. for the bits of pots of
years is iraq has been with violence and it has adapted following invasion and occupation by america iraq has steadily grew in its military now it's vost and we are iraqis whether the even knew just how many soldiers protecting them willing. to. joe's in them but. that's the only one in. the. mandate of the whole and in there need be. no one how they. are that could be at a. talk .
here is some perspective iraq's population ignoring kurdistan is roughly thirty million of those approximately nine million adult men and neatly one in three a third of all men as soldiers. see. if. i. have. a kid. when it. is in iraq. it's a vicious cycle workman hanging up their overalls teaches leaving schools.
abandoning their fields and why not service pays much better. to mosul university once the second biggest in iraq but it's seen better days just like everything else in the city here's the kicker though classes are in session. those with walls and ceilings still intact nevertheless. young men are abandoning in favor of easy money in the police forces they get. an opportunity.
you'll hear the stories everywhere troops raised and use this private shakedown. and protection rackets violence has become a currency. but. i think isis will be defeated and there'll be no need for this. perhaps but. years ago violence sometimes. has. its cooled a war economy. an entire nation adapts to live and thrive
in perpetual war. for iraq the brutal fight to force our soul out of iraq including from as devastated civilian lives particularly those of children and continuing the campaign to find relatives of children abandoned by their parents fighting for the terrorist organization and more such. brought to a baghdad orphanage. the
girl's name here is. foot was badly damaged the country is ongoing and the following boy here is mohammad he's struggling with a knee injury both children are still under a lot of stress and refused to speak the kids who were with them say they are from chechnya if you perhaps recognize either of them please contact us on children at all t t v. in brussels are concerned new migrant is starting to form similar to the infamous gold in the french port of a which was alternately cleared last year and their fears were spotted by the hundreds of refugees now sleeping in a one of the city's main train stations and. visited the site. the remnants of a makeshift migrant camp a in down town brussels is being described as sums potentially in the next jungle
a reference that that notoriously squalid camp in neighboring france that was dismantled a year ago and one medical charity working here in brussels the said that just a few weeks ago there were any handful of people and now as you can see from the evidence around us many more people have been using this as a base most people are traveling here from countries like sudan and eritrea. you know. because. they didn't used these not play some migrants only agreed to speak to us if we didn't shoot their whole face may be. bright future. to hear. more difficult things.
people as the rain is coming down. some people have moved under the trees to try and gain what little shelter they can now this new makeshift camp is just fifteen minutes away from the european commission's building and just a stone's throw away from some of the main railway stations here in brussels including the one that the euro star goes through to go to the u.k. and that's leading to fears from some people that some of the migrants who be so desperate to get the u.k. that they will actually try and board the trains. people who tried already to go there. it was rated dangerous. game playing. with a life so i'm scared about that now and it's faint it's possible it's possible course you need a command you need to last things. and if you would not have. understood and take
it it's. difficult for you. to gain the time and locals here concerned that the situation is only going to get worse. so we're two hundred people now we're at six hundred fifty it's getting critical a lot of people say it's a belgian problem that it's a problem for certain countries but really it's a european problem so what's being done by the authorities well according to the charity medicines to move and not a lot. of the situation now is that there are actually around four hundred or five hundred migrants from now on the belgian or dorothy's are not really doing anything . because they consider that it was migrants want to be held they should apply for asylum in belgium as the authorities seem to be so reluctant to do anything some concerned pockmarks a million could become
a new symbol of europe's refugee crisis just like halle before surely even ski auti brussels we discussed the matter with french republican party politician jack me are he believes the shang going to free movement agreement is a key factor making the my current crisis so difficult to cope with. it is very true that today not only shingo end but many aspects of the european construction are not functioning properly shen gan isn't a port unity to improve control of our frontiers unfortunately it is based on utopia and in fact it cannot work because it's very very difficult to control every point of access of the european. union to the rest of the world we should reach store the internal control at our
borders to prevent people to smuggle in and this is why i do believe that the schengen agreement should be revisited on a more let's say realistic bases than this utopian you know principle of having a free zone without any control at the internal front is the internet all borders. but criticism of the internal borders not an isolated voice in fact are some of those behind europe's deadly terror attacks travelled freely across the continent after carrying out the atrocities a few were managed to spend weeks passing through different borders before being caught.
even france because of the terrorist attack as restore you know very quick control and our borders in the specially in the airports and also at the land borders so it shows that step by step the european states recon izing are facing reality as it is and not as they have dreamed of in the past you know in the past.
here's what people have been saying about redacted in the sixty's. the only show i go out of my way to. really packed a punch. is the john oliver of marty americans do the same we are apparently better than. the c. people you've never heard of. jack tonight i'm president of the world bank so they . really. seriously send us an e-mail. to sell you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles that still . produce offspring to tell you that what we gossip and tabloid but.
i'm telling you are not cool enough to buy their product. all the hawks that we. will watch. right now twenty twenty past the hour here in moscow thanks for joining us now the governor of afghanistan's. afghan civilians have been confirmed killed when a nato helicopter attack the house thought to be hiding taliban fighters. the jet plane bombed here it bombed the house all the houses were destroyed only two or three people survived look at the house you can ask people whether the taliban were here or not.
but. no confirmation of the strikes from nato or the u.s. led coalition but a spokesperson for the nato led mission in kabul says the reports are being investigated if the strike would be the second deadly of afghan civilians in the last four days it was on monday that thirteen civilians were confirmed killed and over a dozen wounded in an airstrike on the western heritage province the government says it was targeting taliban fighters but locals again said the militants had left the area before the strike the two incidents to demonstrate the risk of civilian casualties from the intensified raids on the country. meanwhile the us has acknowledged that it has eleven thousand military personnel in afghanistan that is thousands more than previously stated by the pentagon insists that there has been no increase in troop numbers just the method of counting them has been changed we
will characterize all forces necessary for the steady state missions of training advise assist and counterterrorism as total forces included in total forces in afghanistan will be the troops required for short duration missions which vary based upon operational conditions but are not needed for the duration of the operation all this comes a week off the president new strategy in afghanistan although some believe he has teria motives we are going to participate in economic development to help defray the cost of this war to us. prudent trump is very interested in afghanistan's economic potential or risk to meet one trillion dollars worth of course. on the medium gold. believe down a stance natural resources could provide the u.s. with a big return on its investments and washington has already spent over seven hundred
billion dollars on the conflict and the money keeps flowing whereas the potential value of resources in afghanistan varies from one to three trillion dollars now among other resources afghanistan has deposits of gold precious metals and gemstones it's even been dubbed the saudi arabia and lithium and hecla told us army of the center for conflict and peace studies believes trump is just playing a businessman in afghanistan president it is only it while meeting president actually pitched this idea to encourage him and tell them that look up on a stand is not only a liability but it can also be an assett it's expected a president from given he is a business tycoon and he cares about saving money for the americans and for the lucrative resources of afghanistan have been long attractive to china beijing is there on the front line of mining and development projects and as one of the country's major trading partners. again believes there are fresh plans to carve up
afghanistan's riches. making money out above. seem a bit difficult although it's not very new in twenty thirteen the americans were encouraging the brazilians to take over the chinese investment arguing that we are paying a heavy cost so why the chinese should take all the business investments and the profit out of afghanistan so mind the standing is that this is going to be a sort of new competition with the chinese to take on to take it from them. encourage the american businessmen and companies to be involved here. it is our international though donald trump has only been in office for less than a year tokers are already growing in america about the next presidential election twenty twenty. but whether the president will manage to hold onto his job polls now suggest
a growing dissatisfaction among americans with the traditional two party system altogether as jacqueline berger investigations here in the u.s. capitol it seems that republicans and democrats alike are struggling to gain any traction politically when it comes to the left our recent poll shows that only forty two percent of the public views the party in a positive light and the funding is coming to a crawl and as we earlier saw in new york many see the party as purely anti trump but many struggling to define any clear policy message the policy proposals. i mean specifically. i'm not sure. i think it was the right thing now now. i can mention one can you tell us one policy proposal the democrats have put forward in twenty seventeen. being against trumpet enough to get them elected. probably no no i mean they have to have something to back it up i asked the other questions about the g.o.p. here in d.c.
and it seems that they're not fairing any better are you kidding. i don't know what. to. say. to your wife nothing major and minor i'm trying to think there have been some minor things but i can't think of them that's so minor they are despite the fact that republicans control both chambers of congress only one in six of their voters approve of what's happening here on capitol hill and all time low for the past year so many promises were made about the achievements that would finally be seen now that they have the majority of the american people expect this to be done they're ready for us to talk to listen come up with a better health care program for our country who want to tax code built for growth literally designed to go jobs and salaries in the u.s. economy not just a wall but a great wall we will do this and we'll start early next year and yet we're still waiting for those big ideas to come to fruition well i think it's correct that both
parties have failed the american people were in the midst of maybe the most incompetent presidential administration ever and yet the democrats don't seem to be offering very much of a good alternative of a resistance. i think that the american people have been ready for an alternative party for multiparty democracy for a very long time this situation has just become critical at this point so nothing is actually getting done and politicians are dragging one another through the mud trying to find someone to blame but perhaps the two party system itself the problem according to a gallup poll by twenty twenty it's possible that over half of american voters would be registered as independent not being affiliated with either party or perhaps they could be connected to something new that attraction with the republican and democratic parties is so high that people are now seriously discussing the idea of bringing together progressive groups to form
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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 as well tragically it's not your favorite vitamin and who it is the most dangerous nuclear bomb in his story yes in the history featuring in adjustable payload you 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 the tone pot test range in the battle in an effort to test its non 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 implemented 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 for a sustained footprint of 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 bombs and mercenary forces. so let's let's let's let's. bring a little sanity back into the game and start watching the whole. you. know what it . looks like a real this is what. lies at the bottom. like you but i got. to. read it so. well below are the words of the hawks i am tired rolled her up and i'm having a wallace with a two thousand military six thousand six thousand mercenaries what you think well great plan and a great plan it's costly little but 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 erik prince is going to benefit from it considering you know a mercenary makes at least a 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 look 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 and 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 got
a better option and 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 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 and this is 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 this it is again. he kind of has his own air force you know air
for and he got in trouble freezing jeremy scahill exposed the burns was building a private air force intercepting a very good very good article so again this is more of you know eric benet and money yeah yeah erik prince and makes my money makes more money and i'll talk a lot i'm sorry i just you know i don't know if i were. the thing that i have to bring up one of the quickly remember that erik prince is just doing what lockheed raytheon all the others do every single day there are courts of new york times they just hire think tanks and lobbyists right you know and also really essentially does the same thing as a raytheon is just not selling tomahawk missiles. 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 one more thing by you and prince is kind of justification of you know the way it doesn't there's a lot of wait for it he argues the criticism if you will criticize him for the argues that quote just as no one criticizes you one must because as members of the space x. hopes apply american astronauts no one should criticize it private 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 look let's move toward the prince to. 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 wall 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 will let loose and tell her audience is quote personal rod detailed and surprisingly funny a 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. plantain of the ticket which includes front row seat in a backstage meet and greet with photo and assigned to book but it's worth 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 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. oh why oh why oh of orders homes were talking your book now you decided to show up in michigan. wisconsin and all those states you kind of ignored on the campaign trail when you were often like the big money you know donations and this is a new thing it's not what most politicians when they want and they 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 know well i mean you have to the truth is and everyone in wisconsin knows this shit about not hard to do with 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 know is that 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 top 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 tier packages of losers go around for go for about three thousand canadian dollars for two seats or american dollars for twelve hundred dollars a pop is 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 cher farewell tour. you think it's going to be and it's not the ad that's going to keep you 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 primary there you go to war you hijack the primary i think i think we're done we're good we could we finally be done with the clip after this and i mean 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 oh and also she's really she's releasing a children's for a very version of it takes a village during the same time a starbucks oh yea you know we go back to taking a well as i was trying to be a cookie recipe and i went to the original politics you can make money while you're in office and make money while you are out of office and how is that different from the republicans how is that i mean that everything that. our 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 this is the choice is where i was calling them trouble and that's the worst or you could possibly come up with as we go to break our borders don't forget to let us know what you think of the topics
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town. mainstream media often covers exotically named public health scares such as. 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 tag line founder of one mind whose mission is to alleviate him and 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 but we've got a long way to go so. this our journey began with our son who had a typical psychotic break from schizophrenia. and do we were fortunate to have the resources to get the right diagnosis and get him on our program of medication or he wasn't well but he was able to go back to school at dartmouth college and graduated on time with honors in a dual nature. we at that point in time said to ourselves you know what we're waiting more fortunate than most people we've got to run towards this problem instead of away from it so in the last twenty three years we've been funding
scientific research both at 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. misses and then what treatments can we have that will be better for people and finally how can we actually begin to talk about cures for these illnesses in our lifetime well it's incredible great great great work a very fascinating story here in the end the numbers on mental illness now are staggering and maybe the numbers were always there we just don'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
unspoken epidemic 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 the number sixty million people who are 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 a 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 into many other sidle 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 end and from that end and trying to find the funding and put the funding forth for that but. what are other stuff active solution of this is finding effective solutions to homelessness and other some of these other problems help also lead him to fixing the problems of the mind 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 to carry for people with mental illness by parity i mean. the same duration of care or level of deductible. or 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 cars to rate it 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 so how is it so important that we someone equalize the playing field not playing field for everybody whether you're poor or rich if you have a mental illness it should be taken care of either by insurance or by some 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. and 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 to the term mental it seems like well maybe you've got a problem with care or are 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 sara tone and i don't mean 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 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 at 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 call 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 sorrow some way to get it we have organizations like me and mentor where there are resources at a local level that if you can find them in the yellow pages they were help people get go. as the public's understanding of bitcoin and blocked change starts to develop past the initial stages of dubious puzzlement the corporate world is beginning to wake up to the world of crypto opportunities and in the lead is burger king russia introducing the aptly named what we're calling a loyalty were its programming to ministers as minister as crypto currency with its own block chain russian fast food lovers will now be able to scan the receipts to collect a coin for every rouble they spend amounting to
a free whopper for every five or six they by experts are cheering on the idea of crypto currency rewards programs pointing out that consumers would be able to convert and exchange their coins much more freely than traditional points and many expect airlines and other big chains to soon follow suit but not everyone's on board by a predictable set of pessimists commented in panic that the move to crypto currency combined with the program program rolling out in big bad rough means that black bar coins may soon be used for money laundering and collecting gram somewhere acking victims or russia to get over the world one will watch our world boards point out it. totally same. so big deal over just what amounts to. a lot of burgers you know you don't know. they're going to be dead before you didn't have your winnings your heart attack city that i never gave me that's the playing it only script old girl oh no oh no that's what it is we had planned. it
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market and took a huge discount many many many millions of dollars and it's poetic justice. jed clampett the original oil baron in los angeles his mansion is getting hammered in the market so oil obviously is not working anymore. the outgoing american ambassador to russia has given a series of food will interviews on the stage of u.s. russia relations it all boils down to we have a problem and russia needs to fix it does blaming the other side is a political strategy. doing this to me that's an average of twenty seven people being killed in iraq every day trapped in the ongoing siege of. coalition
airstrikes and terrorists fighting. an alleged nato airstrikes killed eleven civilians in afghanistan. raising new questions about the accuracy of coalition bombardments. and in central brussels swells daily raising fears of another. notorious just across the border and france there on the program. just a few weeks ago there were many people and now as you can see from the evidence around us many more people. as a base. mid-morning here in the russian capital international and a very warm welcome to here. to syria now where the battle for what was once
considered islamic states defacto capital is taking a horrendous toll on civilians caught in the crossfire the u.n. estimates dozens of civilians are being killed every day. the u.n. estimates that's an average of twenty seven people are being killed in iraq every day. up to twenty five thousand civilians still remain trapped in the city and they're increasingly exposed to the crossfire of the ongoing fighting. they risk being killed either by air strikes. are still snipers all mines if they try to flee . there is. constant air raids from the coalition
so that cashman said building casualties are. large and they seem to be no real escape for these billions. to get. one of the planes bombed us heavily this happens in downtown misled and around i still slaughtering people that many were killed and houses were destroyed in a coalition shelling targets civilians hit civilians four story houses full of people all over the neighborhood certainly many have been killed among the my cousin he died in iraq in an ass strike. we count with our own twenty thousand people ereka. children.
suffer in. the family of the children especially. if it's getting i think the pentagon has made it to terminate. that they can accept a certain number of civilian casualties if they're going after high value targets and but but it's just unconscionable to be doing aerial bombing on very densely populated city areas and they know there will be casualties and yet they're willing to accept that and the way that this is being conducted is a guarantee for civilian casualties and i'm very very high number only recent the coalition that is dead by the united states issued a every poor twit by they claim that only about six hundred twenty four civilians died since they started operations three years ago against the irish so there's a huge mismatch between what the reality is and what this coalition. you know
nobody's talking about people who probably do not know is the tragedy that is taking place in unfolding over there. within days iraq's prime minister is expected to announce the full liberation of the city of tal afar from islamic state thought to be the last stronghold of a terror group in the north of the country but how close to peace really is the war weary nation. speaks to people on the course. for the bits of pots of fourteen years as iraq has with violence and it has adapted following invasion and occupation by america iraq has steadily grew in its military now its vost and we are. whether the even knew just how many soldiers are protecting them the only one in.
the whole to know. how they. are that could be a lot of them and it couldn't. get out to you. here is some perspective iraq's population ignoring kurdistan is roughly thirty million of those approximately nine million adult men and one in three a third of all men as soldiers. it's a vicious cycle workman hanging up their overalls teaches leaving schools.
abandoning their fields and why not service pays much better. with their. clubs with. mosul university once the second biggest in iraq but it's seen better days just like everything else in the city here's the kicker though classes are in session. with walls and ceilings still intact nevertheless young men are abandoning study in favor of easy money in the police forces they get guns for it and the opportunity.
to offer. you'll hear those stories everywhere troops raised and use this private armies shakedowns turf wars looting and protection rackets violence has become a currency. that i mean i don't have all gotten another dog but chewing this con cluster you might think isis will be defeated and there'll be no need for this huge aadmi perhaps so but as america and britain showed iraq fourteen years ago violence sometimes is a solution the system has a name it's cooled a war economy whereby an entire nation adapts to live and thrive
in perpetual war. from mosul iraq. this is r.t. international authorities in brussels are concerned a new migrant camp is starting to form similar to the infamous gold in the french quarter which was cleared last year their fears were sparked by the hundreds of refugees sleeping near one of the city's train stations has artie's. the remnants of a makeshift migrant camp a in down town brussels it's being described as sums potentially the next jungle a reference that that notoriously squalid camp in neighboring france that was dismantled a year ago and one medical charity working here they said that just a few weeks ago there were many handful of people and now as you can see from the evidence around us many more people have been using this as a base most people are traveling here from countries like sudan and eritrea but
even. people you know. because people who stay here. is not played some migrants only agreed to speak to us if we didn't shoot their whole face may be. bright future. but it was my fault. to hear. more difficult things in the past it difficult to survive. sometimes to get in a foot to foot. people as the rain is coming down in brussels some people have moved under the trees to try and gain what little shelter they can now this new makeshift camp is just fifteen minutes away from the european commission's building and just a stone's throw away from some of the main railway stations here in brussels
including the one that the euro still goes through to go to the u.k. and that's. leading to fears from some people that some of the migrants he will be so desperate to get the u.k. that they will actually try and board the trains problem in for me when i hear about things like that it makes me wonder and makes me more concerned about what's going on in the countries where they're coming from personally rather than makes making me worry about the fact that they try to come to you shelter and refuge and i'm more worried about walking why they're forced into a situation in the first place i'm a bit scared because i don't know. and of the disk people and the audi feel. a lot more could be done and i didn't have to stay out in part so i think that that's kind of more my worry is where the why are they here and things like about is that they're not being taken care of here so what's being done by the authorities well according
to the charity. a lot. of the situation is that there are actually around four hundred or five hundred migrants now in the belgian dorothy's are not really doing. that because they consider that. migrants want to be held the issue would apply for asylum in belgium as the authorities seem to be so reluctant to do anything so i'm concerned pockmarks a million could become a new symbol of europe's refugee crisis just like cali before even ski. brussels. we discussed the matter with the republican party politician. he believes that showing getting a free movement agreement is a key factor making the migrant crisis so difficult to cope with. it is very true that today not only but many aspects of the european construction
not functioning properly shine gann isn't a port unity to improve control of our frontiers unfortunately we should reach store the internal controls at our borders to prevent people to smuggle it in and this is why i do believe that the schengen agreement should be revisited on the more let's say realistic basis is that utopian you know principle of having a free zone without any control internal front is internal borders and those concerns over the use internal borders not an isolated voice some of those behind europe's deadly terror attacks travelled freely across the continent after carrying out the atrocities a few we've managed to spend weeks passing through different borders before being.
even france because of the terrorist attack as restore you know all very quick control and at our borders in the especially in the airports and also at the land borders so it shows that step by step the european states recon izing are facing reality as it is and not has they have dreamed of in the past you know in the past it is our international
what politicians do. they put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected . so when you want to be president and you. want to. have to go to the press it's like the three of them can't be good. interested in the why. they should. could have you with us today for the program and the governor of afghanistan's logan province says eleven afghan civilians have been confirmed killed when a nato helicopter struck a house thought to be hiding taliban fighters the taliban took position in a civilian house to look at. the house so big the taliban to leave but they
didn't medical to took at came and hit this house cools these deaths. however say there were no taliban fighters in the house. the jet plane bombed here it bombed the house all the houses were destroyed only two or three people survived look at the house you can ask people whether the taliban were here or not. well there's been no confirmation of the strike so far from nato well the u.s. led coalition but a spokesperson for the nato led mission in kabul says the reports are being investigated if confirmed the strike would be the second deadly air bombardment of afghan civilians in just the past four days in fact monday thirteen civilians were confirmed killed and over a dozen wounded in the air strike on the western heritage province the government says it was targeting taliban fighters but locals again say the militants have left the area hours before the two incidents demonstrate the huge risk of civilian
casualties from the intensified raids on the country. now all of this does come a week after president trump announced a new strategy on afghanistan although some believe he has all teary eyed motives we are going to participate in economic development to help defray the cost of this war to us. prudent trump very interested in afghanistan's economic potential arista maybe one trillion dollars worth of course. on the minium gold. analysts believe afghanistan's natural resources could provide the u.s. with a big return on its investments and washington has already spent over seven hundred billion dollars on the conflict and the money just keeps flowing in whereas with the potential value of resources in afghanistan varies from one to three trillion dollars among other resources afghanistan has deposits of gold precious metals and
gemstones it's even been dubbed the saudi arabia over lithium and hekmatyar of the center for conflict and peace studies believes trump is just being a businessman in afghanistan president irani it was meeting president trump actually pitched this idea to encourage him and tell them that look up honest on is not only a liability but it can also be an assett it's expected a president from given he's a business tycoon and he cares about saving money for the americans. now the lucrative resources of afghanistan have long been attractive to china aging is there on the frontline of mining and development projects and as one of the country's major trading partners. again believes there are fresh plans to carve up afghanistan's rich. making money out above gunness seem a bit difficult although it's not very new in twenty thirteen the americans were
encouraging the brazilians to take over the chinese investment arguing that we are paying a heavy cost so why the chinese should take all the business investments and the profit out of afghanistan so mind the standing is that this is going to be a sort of new competition with the chinese to take on to take it from them and encourage the american. businessmen in companies to be involved here. amid record low approval ratings for donald trump it seems a majority of americans are also not happy with the president's style of behavior according to a new poll by the pew research center only sixteen percent like the way to conduct himself as a u.s. leader dissatisfactions also spreading to the entire traditional two party system as jacqueline reports here in the u.s. capitol it seems that republicans and democrats alike are struggling to gain any traction politically when it comes to the left our recent poll shows that only
forty two percent of the public views the party in a positive light and the funding is probably coming to a crawl and as we earlier saw in new york many see the party as purely anti trump but many struggling to define any clear policy must the policy proposals. i mean specifically. i'm not sure oh no. nothing nothing no now. i can mention one i asked the other questions about the g.o.p. here in d.c. and it seems they're not fairing any better. i don't want. i don't know what you. say the. goal was nothing major. i'm trying to think there have been some minor things but i can't think of them that so minor they are despite the fact that republicans control both chambers of congress only one in six of their voters approve of what's
happening here on capitol hill and all time low for the past year so many promises were made about the achievements that would finally be seen now that they have the majority in the american people expect this to be done they're ready for us to tackle listen come up with a better health care program for our country who want to tax code built for growth literally designed to go jobs and salaries in the u.s. economy not just to wall. we will do this and we'll start early next year and yet we're still waiting for those big ideas to come to fruition well i think it's correct that both parties have failed the american people were in the midst of maybe the most incompetent presidential administration ever and yet the democrats don't seem to be offering very much of an alternative the american people have been ready for an alternative party for multiparty democracy for a very long time this situation has just become critical at this point so nothing is actually getting done and politicians are dragging one another through the mud
trying to find someone to blame but perhaps the two party system itself the problem according to a gallup poll by twenty twenty it's possible that over half of american voters would be registered as independent not being affiliated with either party or perhaps they could be connected to something new this has traction with the republican and democratic parties is so high that people are now seriously discussing the idea of bringing together progressive groups to form a major political party half of that party washington d.c. . in today's age of fake news are probably think you've seen it all but there are still some willing to push a little bit father donald trump plus sex trafficking you believe it well she does you might have already heard of the former british m.p. turned journalist louise mensch she eagerly retreated her colleague taylor's post about alleged evidence on this very creepy subject well no wonder it came from mr taylor who happens to be a former bill clinton staffer meanwhile the guardian followed the story through its
source who turned out to be a prankster who apparently got so tired of the news that she decided to add some oil to the fire and sent it to a person who she knew and she said would not double check the information which is exactly what happened ladies and gents taylor was quick to make an apology but luis mench was not so quick to give up on this big news story. refer to her own sources now let's take a look at what sources have revealed to her in the past. i absolutely believe that andrew breitbart was murdered by putin just as the founder of r.t. was murdered by putin russia has been running active measures all over the e.u. involving islamic extremists they train and fund on bernie sanders who definitely is a traitor in league with putin i'm mildly surprised to see tweets missing the obvious this didn't stop her from somehow getting her own op ed at the new york times on the subject of russian hacking and you may find it hard to believe but it's true
she's still a regular on much of the primetime mainstream media will separate fact from fiction good to have you always thank you for having me all these months you claim to know early november that the f.b.i. had secured a court warrant to monitor communications between trump new york and to russian banks what i reported was that my sources that i should say at the outset i don't have a piece of paper with a part of that weren't in front of me louise mensch thank you so much for joining us thank you for having me first of all after the steel dossier if i would i would not be talking about leaks ladies and gentlemen welcome to the new reality of mainstream reporting retreat fake news and stand your ground even when you know they're coming for you. and giago r.t. back with more of your news in about thirty minutes.
well you remember the beverly hillbillies the t.v. show. for. their look at the family shooting that some crude some bubbling crude oil that is black gold texas tea well in the opening credits that t.v. show they show this year's beverly hills mansion and that mansion that's just traded in the market and took a huge discount many many many millions of dollars and just it's poetic justice. that jed clampett the original oil baron in los angeles his mansion is giving hamburg in the market so boyle obviously is not working anymore.
hey there i'm lindsay francis is being boss broadcasting around the world from washington d.c. tonight in a massive oil refinery offline in texas as the fallout from hurricane harvey continues and the price gouging at the past register has begun for necessities such as 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 goal but this safe haven investment the rally surrounding it could be short lived i discussed with the c.e.o. of euro pacific capital leadership stand by to bus starts right now. to
looks like we could see some changes to the trans-pacific part. after all officials from eleven countries involved in the deal are meeting in sydney this week with the goal of keeping all the 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 higher than 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 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 one 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 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 the company reversed that decision the plant is located in port arthur which is about one hundred miles east of houston and near the louisiana border in the wake of the storm it's 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 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 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 it could be hundreds more and certainly by the end of the week it those numbers will look very 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 u.s. 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 next of 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 that 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 of
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 interest. and 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 oh a lot of these victims a lot of money what's interesting here is that if oh these 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 just the physical damage from 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 boom bust down . america's war machine has received a major financial infusion with the pentagon signing a multimillion 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. just following the story for us from toronto 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 late those innovation corporation that signed the contract a contractor that's worked many times with the pentagon and then they say but let's
get to what the department of defense is saying this is a quote that basically some so just how much money these guys are getting the latest innovation corp gaithersburg maryland was awarded seven hundred twenty seven million dollars six hundred eighty nine thousand seven hundred ninety six dollars in total firm 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 i do 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 weapons that are from afghanistan from the u.s.
it's 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 does this get what's the future of this you know lindsey if you think that number i just toss out you was big if you're just recent recently what's happening here is another 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 fixed price for eleven thousand five hundred sixty humvee like vehicles and parts except for a and that this is going mostly and it's headed first the first order is headed to afghanistan now that again huge that look at this point. 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 is a massive numbers with us when 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 of 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 to 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 it further 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. and sent a single one of his trial of children to the front line to fight this war but he seems to be back to get money going and these are just some of the contracts were writing about well i mean there's a lot more in the president's defense than any 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 nation build anymore but 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 interest. thing both 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 to 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 export what is being sold being used by the us army that on the other and blow everything up rebuilt you have companies like halliburton coming in there how about it goes in there getting paid for it as well so on both ends the us 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 spot of the place was bombed to oblivion but hey 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 i like let's be honest here the guys on the ground are necessarily the demons unless they take upon themselves to commit some sort of a war crime they're out there 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 are 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 but just that end of story i mean end of story anybody that's over there right now and if in afghanistan look afghanistan is unbeatable nobody's been able to do it for hundreds of years the brits were booted before them empires and fell 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 alex and highlights oh it's
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 you guessed it china and as we go to break here the numbers. manufacture consent to stick to the public well. when the ruling class is protect themselves. with the family.
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 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 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 and comfort because of artificial intelligence and robotics. to be 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 greens 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 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 lindsey 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 in 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 and how does the u.s. compared to its development versus a i in china. well china has certainly got one big advantage today 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 i asked him. the united states
a lot of research is happening in pockets of university is that companies like google so 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 deep 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 most 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 views 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 transition 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. 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 in new jobs and industries would thrive and grow as a i you know becomes more common and we start counting for them in our economic models as i mentioned there's going to be some lag 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 at home 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 is 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 pulled the graph from that you know the future of work has always seemed 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 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 when 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 means it's changing how work is organized and so because of platforms like lift the platforms like poor even sort of platforms for lawyers like up for 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 companies 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 interviews tasks 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.
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