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controls the media the media the voters elected to run this country business because. you must it's not business as you say it's business like it's never been done before. coming up on our t.v. i'm out shooting just north of baltimore has left three people dad will bring you the latest. and yet another warning from north korea of the country's deputy u.n. ambassador says nuclear war could break out at any moment. the state of emergency in california hundreds of people are infected with hepatitis a of the details later in the show. it's wednesday october nineteenth four pm here in washington d.c.
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i'm actually banks and you're watching our team america we begin this hour just north of baltimore where a gunman killed three people and injured two more this morning in edgewood maryland police didn't offer any reason why the shooter fired on people in the maryland business park but said they do have a lead we have identified the suspect in this speech has received look the rich the black male born eleven five seventy known and we do have a photo of the suspect there is now an active manhunt underway throughout the area for the thirty seven year old suspect or ideal of bede prince it appears prince is involved in a second shooting around fifty five miles north of edgewood in delaware county sheriff said the attacker use only want to handgun in the shooting other law enforcement agencies in the region and the f.b.i. are looking for prints. saying in maryland a baltimore jury convicted keith davis jr of murder in the second degree for the
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twenty fifteen shooting death of philco security guard kevin jones on tuesday davis was also convicted of using a handgun police claim davis hijacked an unlicensed cab they save us led to the chase that ended with officers firing more than forty shots at davis striking the man three times including and the phase this comes after a mistrial was declared in may of this year when davis was acquitted of fifteen out of the sixteen charges brought against him including attempted robbery murder in the first agreement and possession of a firearm spoke with the davis' partner kelli davis following the decision because no matter what way you flip it sideways left right up and down the facts remain the same and that a jury of his peers not once but twice has taken their never merited in the weight of their case and said no we don't believe you let this man go davis was the first person to be reportedly shot by baltimore police following the end custody death of
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freddie gray davis faces fifty years in prison sentencing is scheduled for december tenth twenty seven team. let's go to north korea where the u.n. envoy of the country has declared a nuclear war may break out at any moment north korea's deputy u.n. ambassador warned the u.n. general assembly the korean peninsula crisis had reached a quote touch and go point out of north korea was the only country across the globe being subjected to extreme and direct nuclear threats by the u.s. joining me now to discuss this further is former pentagon official michael maloof michael thank you so much for joining us now what do you make of north korea's latest threat it's it's an escalation that has a that's occurring on both sides it's one that keeps on going to just be the mirror of threats and exchanges of bombastic. language in toward each other could precipitate some kind of an outbreak military outbreak and that's what hopefully
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the diplomats behind the scenes are trying to avoid. it's not unexpected and i would imagine that mr trump will have a response but it's important that people continue the negotiation and one of the things that is absolutely had me been overlooked contrary to what you when the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. says nikki haley is that she says that all diplomatic efforts have been exhausted they really have not i really think that what we need to do is sit down with the north koreans suspend the military exercises and basically challenge the north koreans by offering them full diplomatic relations in this way we hold them. to to leave a lot of though that we've given their best shot in terms of. discussion and it could also ease tensions and i think that this is something that's not be in tried and by the only thing that's keeping this momentum going is the the
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escalation of the of the rhetoric and that's and it's not helpful now would you agree with north korea's envoy when they said that this country our north korea has been subjected to extreme and direct nuclear threats from the u.s. and do you think president trump has invoked this response from north korea i don't think the united states is threatening north korea with a nuclear attack per se although the. exercises that have been under undergoing and there's still one in place with south korea the question is why do they do the exercises in it and from the north korean point of view it's well you're planning a nuclear attack that's where that comes from i think that the united states particularly would like to have have deployed. prevail in all of this but as long as that rhetoric keeps going it's not going to happen and i think that that needs
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to be toned down and discussions need to be underway need to be ongoing and the chinese and the russians could. actually initiate something that actually call for a plenary meeting of all the of all the involved in this and have a sit down as i as i commented earlier in previous appearances donald trump invited kim jong un to a hamburger have hamburger diplomacy if you will he's willing to sit down and talk with them but it doesn't look like either side is laying any foundation for that whatsoever you know trump had said plenty of times that there's no more talking with north korea and he's even mentioned that it's just one thing that needs to be done to take care of north korea but he hasn't really a law breaker on it so from what you've seen when it comes to trump and trump's talks do you think that from actually has a plan and play if ever a nuclear war word to break out between the u.s. and north korea i think they have a military plan but they just don't have a diplomatic plan and i think this is the problem and we all that he ever talks in
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terms of is a military response and that helps fan the flames of the rhetoric and that in the tensions i think that trump needs to be statesman like and offer to meet and i know that kim jong un has said no more diplomacy until they can until their missiles can reach the east coast. i think we can do better than that and i think they would be willing to sit down and talk if. discussions appear to be serious do you see that happening in the future at the u.n. they haven't tried it yet yeah they could be if they tried it they just haven't tried they haven't proposed. i have not seen any call for a meeting of north korea china russia and the united states to come together at a certain place at a certain time and sit down and talk this thing out and suspend. exercises we're doing exercises with south koreans are like every other day though and it's and
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from their point of view from the north korean point of view that is very threatening and when you send b. two so out from guam that carried nuclear weapons that's that that gives him no other impression but that you want to attack with a nuclear weapon and we've got to tap that there tempter down michael we have about a minute left now next month trump is set to visit south korea and speak with leaders in south korea and japan there are they have bilateral talks what do you see coming out of that in terms of taking care of the situation in north korea well hopefully if they can have a discussion in which they agree to propose a discount for their discussions diplomatic talks and actually make a call out for such or for such discussions in order to lessen the tensions on the on the peninsula i think that would be a good thing but you know you're only talking about the allies where where is where is china where is china where is where is. russia and that needs to be worked on her we're going to leave it right there thank you very much michael that's for
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a pentagon official michael maloof does a maleo where two bombs detonated in somalia's capital city mogadishu on sunday the bombings are the worst terrorist attack in the country's history killing around three hundred people and enjoying hundreds more. while of war stories right after this break. all right well we're back staying in
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africa where the u.s. has been deploying a growing number of troops to the continent with a large fraction based on the african country niger where four special operations soldiers died in an ambush last week at least fifteen hundred troops are on the ground and at least five african countries including cameroon the central african republic uganda and south sudan leaving many to question why i asked that question to you are beyond me of the way the editor of pan african use wire. on quarter two successive administrations the united states africa command is designed to enhance the capacity of various african states to deal with their or internal security they also say that they are fighting against terrorism and various geopolitical reasons on the continent particularly in the horn of africa as well as north africa so essentially what is the u.s. looking to do in those countries the united states so far has not been able to
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stabilize the situation in somalia and libya or in some done the atmosphere there is still quite uncertain and libya for example it is the source of human trafficking and terrorism it's also a for all types of destabilization programs not only in north africa but in west africa as well so whatever they say they are doing in regard to security and stabilization obviously it is not working current and former military officials they say the distinction between advising and combat is a blurring as the number of u.s. troops in these countries is expanding now what do you say to that. i think that is quite accurate we saw in somalia where u.s. special forces troops are were killed several months ago also recently a newsier at least four u.s. special forces were killed in an operation in which they claimed to be have been
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advisors but they were actually on a patrol with news variant troops and they were ambushed by hostile forces so consequently despite the claims of being advisors and trainers they are indeed in the line of fire and can be considered as combat forces now in mentioning the attack that just happened last week in nigeria where they like you said the four soldiers were killed in an ambush would you say a u.s. presence is negatively impacting military operations and these countries in not helping to combat terrorism this is definitely the case of the united states africa command afrikan was formed over nine years ago it will be one decade in february and what we've seen in various countries that are about law and earlier is greater instability in somalia for example you have
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a million people that have been dislocated as a result of food deficit stemming from a drought and you also have a million people who are residing outside the country in libya for example it was just discovered and sobriety recently thousands upon thousands of migrants who are living there with no water no food no access to medical facilities so clearly the u.s. presence in africa is not doing what the united states claims its objectives are it doesn't appear that the knowledge that u.s. troops it is growing and africa doesn't appear that this is knowledge that's known everywhere would you agree with that. well it depends upon which news outlets you follow during the obama administration it was announced three years ago that he would be deploying some thirty five hundred troops and over thirty countries in
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africa when president trump came in several months ago he specifically said he was escalating u.s. military presence in somalia as well as other parts of the african continent so it has been covered in the media it just does not get the type of prominence and regard to the media coverage you know why do you think that is i think they're trying to conceal the growing military involvement in africa that's going to be very difficult to do considering these combat deaths are increasing also they want to limit or prohibit any debate within the united states senate and the united states congress and also they want to prevent editorials being written they do not want this to become a public issue because their presence there is really unjustified. we have about a minute a laugh now as the months continue and it appears that the number of troops can
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grow right now and right now there are at least fifteen hundred u.s. troops spanning across at least five countries in africa now if this number continues to grow what do you foresee happening in the coming months and maybe years. well according to our research there are far more than fifteen hundred troops deployed on the continent now if this increase continues our there will obviously be more clashes between hostile forces and united states special forces trainers as well as consultants there will also be more deaths of u.s. troops as well as u.s. personnel because they're also central intelligence agency operatives that are being deployed in somalia and other countries as well as state department personnel as well so this really puts a lot of the u.s.
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state department officials intelligence officials and military personnel in harm's way abu dhabi we're going to leave it right there thank you so much for your end side aviad me a v.q. way out or of pan-african newswire thank you so much. well i have more stories for you after this break. mark twain said it's easier to homeschool people than to convince them they've been fooled that could be why america is so divided because people have been fed the fake news feed for by corporate interests they beat you down until you see leave their fairy tales well here's a story for you it's called big and it's full of facts not fiction. what politicians do. he put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected.
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so when you want to express an injury. or some want to listen. to the right to be honest that's what the fuck are you people. interested in the wise. i think the average viewer just after watching a couple of segments understands that we're telling stories that our critics can't tell and you know why because their advertisers won't let them. in order to create change you have to be honest you have to tell the truth party's able to do that every story is built on going after the back story to what's really happening out there to the american what's happening when a corporation makes
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a pharmaceutical chills people when a company in the environmental business ends up polluting a river that causes cancer and other illnesses they put all the health risk all the dangers out to the american public those are stories that we tell every week and you know. there working. welcome back let's go to california where at least forty one people are dead in the wake of the worst spot of wildfires in the state's history hundreds of homes businesses and entire neighborhoods are now asking people across northern california are left in temporary shelter and are now thinking how to rebuild after the devastation we don't know whether we're going to run it we are going to star. yeah. every two songs. the federal emergency management agency is on the scene in
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northern california after governor jerry brown declared a state of emergency the exact cause of the season spiers is still unknown. saying in california a state of emergency has been the clarity as hepatitis a continues to spread throughout the state now more than a dozen people are dead and health officials say this outbreak is different than any other they've seen in the entire country over the last decade artie's natasha suite is live in los angeles and headlights on why natasha. yeah that's right actually health officials say at least eighteen people have died and more than a five hundred seventy eight people are infected with hepatitis a here in california and as you mentioned this outbreak is different from others we've seen in the past now that's because instead of being a food borne this is spreading from person to person as you mentioned governor jerry brown declared a state of emergency on friday outbreaks are affecting multiple counties drought
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the state like los angeles center cruz and san diego but health officials in san diego began to take notice of the issue back in march now since early spring more than eighty thousand vaccine doses have been distributed there now sanitation is crucial in the prevention of hepatitis as it can be spread through fecal matter the city even went as far as power washing the streets and installing one hundred hand washing stations throughout the city however a bigger piece of the puzzle is the majority of those infected are either are homeless and or illicit drug users sharing needles alone free clinics with vaccinations are being given it's questionable if this demographic is always within reach all throughout the state health officials have been giving out eighty one thousand federally funded vaccine doses since the outbreak began however at the california department of public health said the supply is insufficient it's now the c.d.c. recommends two doses of the vaccination for the best effect against hepatitis a
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however according to the orange county health agency they said in a statement small two doses of hepatitis a vaccination is recommended for everyone one dose has been shown to provide a significant protection now if you're going to come in contact with someone affected or if you have an underlying medical health condition officials do recommend that you do get vaccinated also those traveling to africa or asia are at greater risk of getting infected and health officials warn that this outbreak could last for at least a year actually i talked to hopefully these tactics that officials are putting in place will stop the outbreak from getting worse thank you so much in charge of sweet reporting in los angeles. thank you to los angeles where the board of police commissioners approved a drone pilot program for the city's police department on tuesday for approval of the program came despite opposition from activists who consider the technology of threat to civil liberties during the meeting several anti drone protesters block traffic outside l.a.p.d.
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headquarters just before one pm officers clear at the intersection citing protesters for unlawful assembly out of sixteen hundred e-mails perceived by the l.a.p.d. about the program just six percent reportedly or in support of it boom bust is coming up next here on r t america ellen de france joins us for a quick preview hi there was a tax reform gets a big boost from republicans on capitol hill by way of pushing forward that budget and airline giant lufthansa gets in on the block game and my guest weighs in on china and india and debt we take a look at what the future holds it's coming right up sounds like a great show thanks so much. well that does it for now for more on the stories we covered go to youtube dot com slash r.t. america also check out our website our team dot com for a splash america you can also follow me on twitter and actually thanks underscore r t and don't forget to question why. for decades the american middle
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class has been railroaded by washington politics. big money corporate interests that's thrown down a lot of voices that's how it is in the news culture in this country now that's where i come in. i'm michel i've done our to you america i'll make sure you don't get railroaded if you'll get the brakes off in the great news. for. all the future we don't need somebody. else in the world to be experienced. and you get it on the old the old. the old according to. the modern world cup i am sure there are. people who got to know
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salon just published an incredibly smug article entitled the twenty five conservatives actually worth following on twitter with the subhead yes they exist the article makes me want to vomit not because i'm a conservative hardly but because it shows just how much people have closed their minds to each other the article is relentlessly peppered with divisive language it uses the word liberal eighteen times it uses the word conservative thirty five times the whole premise of the article is gosh we really need to start listening to each other and then it goes ahead and buckets everyone into two opposing camps who supposedly hate each other and have nothing in common converse lee it only mentions the word american once or twice and always as
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a modifier in other words the article never refers to americans as just americans they're either liberal or conservative and nothing in between this is actually how some of the article is ready it actually reads what if we told you there are twenty five conservatives actually worth following on twitter what if we said there are conservatives that not only dislike president trump but also engage in a level of ideological introspection that has surpassed most liberals. in other words to get on salon's list of conservatives to follow you have to be conservative who doesn't like trump and who also is being introspective about being conservative in the first place these are the only conservatives of worth following according to salon god forbid you actually listen to someone who doesn't hate trump god forbid you actually listen to someone who probably considers themselves a conservative no those conservatives are not worth following. and then after the article smugly lists the conservatives they randomly chose for you to listen to the art. will is opened up for comment which then just proves that all of this is such
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a farce anyway because the comments are filled with words liberal and conservative too there are conservatives who laugh at the liberal outlet almost parity itself with the stupid article and then there are liberals who are like all conservatives are scum and should never be listened to i'm generalizing here but you know exactly what i mean i don't consider myself a liberal or a conservative because i can see the whole thing is made to provide us by design and i just won't buy into it and if the law and decides to drop the divisive madness sometime in their future only then will they themselves be worth listening to.
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i'm going to do just that but your watchers are. both. mark twain said it's easier to fool people than to convince them they've been for that could be why america is so divided because people have been fed fake news paid for by corporate interests they beat you down until you believe their fairy tales well here's a story for you it's called the big and it's full of facts not fiction let's just. you know what not exactly it is your street that looks like the real thing the truth is when. analyzed it came from the bottom. of my life with the
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like you not i got. pretty. good. with that song. there's a real irony going. you stumble into laughing at a responsible choice anymore and there is always a hole that's what they call it doesn't always mean it's rolls to me a little more area now wholesale surveillance you feel you have all meanwhile there's room to move to size less than trump has used social media like while i always saw life story cause it's garbage in real genuine. what you have for breakfast yesterday quietly to put those for. your wife or. donkey. what's your biggest fear in
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a bit on the hayride when seles time medical board you say if you ever met the best quarterback. that's point one topic that doesn't belong in the piece now i've interviewed you to question more. i'm lindsey francis is broadcasting around the world from washington d.c. tonight tesla cuts loose hundreds of workers and claims it's just a natural culling process after annual performance reviews it's enough to strike fear into the heart of employees everywhere something could be going on behind the scenes here we're going to look at that also china's communist party meets for its congress which is held every five years president xi jinping says it's time for china to take center stage and my guests tonight take
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a look at the economies of china and india both are powerhouses both are saddled with debt we've got their growth forecasts and now it's time to read the tea leaves . room for us starts right now. a judge has rolled out a seventy two million dollar award for a deceased cancer patient and her family the lawsuit accuses personal care product manufacturer johnson and johnson of contributing to the ovarian cancer which took the life of jacqueline fox in missouri appeals court vacated the previous ruling citing location problems a recent supreme court decision limits where injury suits can be filed since the plaintiff's place of residence was alabama and should not have been tried in st
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louis courts the original ruling awarded the millions it was one of four jury awards totaling three hundred seven dollars or three hundred seven million dollars rather in st louis now johnson and johnson is accused of not warning consumers about the cancer risks of to. health based products like its baby powder the manufacturing giant faces lawsuits by forty eight hundred plaintiffs nationally over similar claims regarding those based goods in california a jury awarded one woman alone four hundred seventeen million dollars. one of the world's biggest mining companies is in hot water with the securities and exchange commission rio tinto and two of its executives stand accused of lying about the value of a mine purchased in africa back in two thousand and eleven it paid three point seven billion dollars for the mine in mozambique it then received
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a rude awakening less than a year later when it realised its investment was worth significantly less than the purchase price the f.c.c. says the mine contains not only less coal than previously thought but also had coal of a much lower quality this meant it could only sell about five percent of it rio tinto kept those findings from shareholders until two thousand and thirteen that's fraud the company says it will now vigorously defend itself in that case they ultimately sold the mozambique mine for just fifty million dollars in two thousand and fourteen rio tinto already paid the u.k.'s financial conduct authority thirty six billion dollars for failing to carry out an impairment test on that mine and failing to recognise the loss in asset value. under obamacare insurance companies are required to charge customers with lower
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income levels a lower rate on their health insurance the government offsets that cost by giving insurance companies money a subsidy but president donald trump has decided that is not legal without the approval of congress so insurance companies should not count on that automatic injection of cash congress votes against it and as the tussle over the details of the ac intensifies on capitol hill it's important to remember that the argument over paying insurance companies has a story past and it's about to get more dramatic hadley heath manning director of policy for the independent women's forum joins me to discuss pretty much what we're talking about a bipartisan agreement possibly extend these obamacare subsidies to insurers. explain to me sort of the fight that's gone on the state's attorneys general numerous of them have come out fighting against the trump executive order stopping payments. but you say the fight took place long before trump sort of
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declaration tell us about that. this was a fight that started between the obama administration and the u.s. house u.s. house filed a lawsuit against the obama administration when these subsidies called cost sharing reductions initially started to go out and the claim from the u.s. house was hey we have the power of the first were the legislative body and we never appropriated this money so earlier this year a federal court actually deemed to be subsidies unconstitutional and they've been continuing to go out operating under a temporary stay so that litigation was never really settled and this week of course the president from announcing that the cost reductions were not going to continue to flow from his administration and inviting i think congress to act and actually appropriate the money if that's what they wanted to do what about this agreement bipartisan agreement looks like to extend these payments for the next two years obviously there's going to be a lot of discourse going forward over this is the week goes on but on the face of
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it what do you what do you think about this. it's not a surprising deal we know that the niggers lamar alexander and patty murray have been trying to work together to find some kind of bipartisan compromise that would shore up the obamacare exchanges where people go to buy their health insurance plans if they don't have employer sponsored plans or medicare or medicaid and so there has been a deal shaping up i think president from gave republicans a little more negotiating power by announcing that his administration was not going to continue to send out these subsidies because that came a bargaining chip as a part of this deal so in the deal we know democrats are getting an extension of the subsidies so they are actually going to get appropriations for the subsidies if the deal passes both houses and in exchange republicans are supposedly getting some kind of increased flexibility for states in terms of how they implement the affordable care act and flexibility for states with a theme we heard it many times over the summer as the senate tried to pass
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different versions of a repeal and replace type piece of legislation but we don't know exactly what that looks like yet we do know however it's not going to include flexibility on the so-called essential health benefits or their fireman's of what every health insurance plan has to cover so let's hope that we get more details on that and president trump seems interested in the deal he would be interested in signing it if of course that can get through congress politically does this frustrate the issue for republicans on the hill with donald trump making this sort of an action post you know in the house and the senate and these executive orders these declarations it's already a very difficult issue. well in terms of the politics there has been an ongoing blame game between the republican controlled house of congress and the republican controlled house and i think a lot of the positioning here from the white house is congress failed to act on the affordable care act therefore the white house is going to act by shaping up these
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executive orders stopping the cost sharing reduction payments to insurers and in a way that sends the message that president tromp is doing everything that he can to respond to his voter base whom he promised he would repeal obamacare meanwhile the ball is back in the court it's in gresham the republicans who made the same promise to their constituents but so far have failed to act so i think in twenty eight scene when we come back to these midterm elections it's really going to be up to members of congress and u.s. senators who are up for reelection to explain to their constituents why they failed to act you know and that's yet to be seen maybe they'll act before election time rolls around but so far the president is definitely protecting himself giving an answer to his voters for ways that he can act within his executive authority right and we've watched it time and time again he sort of sues his base and then congress goes it's got to take up the reins and do these the real writing of of
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what goes into these bills romita the juice of the issue and it seems like the g.o.p. better start up some sort of preemptive strike because midterms are coming up and how do they ever going to have an excuse for not getting health care done after all of this time how are they going to shore up the base that their constituents who have benefited from the a c. a and those who are unhappy with it. it's right it's a really divided country even within political parties we see some people benefiting from subsidies in the medicaid expansion under they see other people feeling the strain of additional costs whether it's higher premiums or higher out of pocket costs or having their health insurance plans canceled some people getting cancellation letters over and over again because of the shifts and they see exchanges in the carriers that are available to them but another important consideration here is the timing because right now the executive orders that we saw issued at the end of last week as well as the cost reduction payments that are going to be stopped will not have
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a big effect on the twenty eight thousand planned year because so many of those contracts have already been written and signed and open enrollment starts november first so that's right around the corner but by the same token what happens this time of year next year when for example some of the changes that republicans have the opportunity to make could impact the rates that people are facing in the plans that are available to them for the twenty ninth teens planned here so that's i think where publicans really need to focus their attention now in a lot of ways it's too late to do anything about the plans that are available and the prices that people are facing for next year but certainly this time next year this will be a very hot topic politically as they face those midterm elections ok so back to this bipartisan bill do you think it's got legs on the face of things. on the face of things it does have legs in the u.s. senate where we thought very close margin republicans almost faffing with a simple majority some of their repeal and replace plans that again had the most states like the ability so i think you'll see
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a handful of republican moderate senators join senator alexander and showing interest for this the question is will there be a full party of democratic senators coming behind the deal because of course any changes to the affordable care act require democrats to admit that the law does need shoring up that it does need help in the case of the cost sharing reduction payments i think you'll see a lot of enthusiasm but the question really lies with democrats how much flexibility are they willing to give states what does that mean for the future of the law thank you so much for joining me on this hadley he's manning director of policy for the independent women's forum thank you. test blood the famous cutting edge electric car company has let go between four hundred and seven hundred employees some of those hundreds have spoken to media now and it's not painting a rosy picture for them or for their former employer current and former employees say it's a cost cutting measure but management says it's just a part of the annual employment review process
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a report by the san jose mercury news claims that the numbers last reflect between one and two percent of its entire automotive workforce people given their walking papers have claimed they were notified of their employed status or unemployed status rather with an e-mail or a phone call telling them not to come in this comes as test announced that in september it met only two hundred sixty of its model three orders falling well short of its fifteen hundred car goal goldman sachs' analysts have chimed in with concerns over the company's ability to consistently churn out a profitable high quality model three s. . we're going to go to break now but stick around because when we return my guest gives us the latest on chinese debt class china's nineteenth party congress has begun communist party leaders there say it's time for china to take center stage as we go to break here the number of cousins out.
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i think the average viewer just after watching a couple of segments understands that we're telling stories in our critics chant tony you know why because their advertisers won't let them. in order to create change you have to be honest you have to tell the truth the party's able to do that every story is built on going after the back story to what's really happening out there to the american what's happening when a corporation makes a pharmaceutical chills people when a company in the environmental business ends up polluting a river that causes cancer and other illnesses they put all the health risk all the dangers out to the american public those are stories that we tell every week and you know what they're working.
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for decades the american middle class has been railroaded by washington politics. big money put it best broke out a lot of boys that's how it is in the new culture in this country now that's where i come in. i'm a troll on r t america i'll make sure you don't get railroaded you'll get the straight talk in the straight to. the truth.
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it's capability not currency that's the message block chain proponents want the travel industry to hear and airline giant lufthansa is answering that call it's entering into the industry's first ever partnership with a block chain provider it's involved in the presale of winding trees financing of a block chain marketplace entendre says a big selling point was the neutral information documentation system which could for example increase transparency in-flight maintenance but that's just for starters winding tree says that the traditional web of complex and seemingly endless data points collected on every traveler's trip would be reconciled and tracked more easily with this technology it's set to change the face of ticketing loyalty memberships security and identity and that all important aircraft maintenance.
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china's nineteenth party congress has officially kicked off in beijing where president xi hailed the country's tireless struggle as he calls it he also said it was finally time for china to become a mighty force on certain global issues the she has more on that for us every five years the communist party of china gathers for the national congress at the meeting officials announce changes to leadership and discuss the biggest issues facing the country considering china's impressive growth anticipation built quickly to hear president she's remarks on the economy and it was during the last congress that she became the party's general secretary and ever since has emerged as one of china's most prominent leaders ever during his speech he said china needs to innovate more and work on protecting the environment while also staying true to socialist brutes . all right we must uphold and improve china's basic socialist economic
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system and socialist distribution system there must be no year resolution about working to consolidate and develop the public sector there must be no resolution about working to encourage support and guide the private sector we must see then resource allocation the market plays the decisive role during the rest of this three and a half hour address he painted a bright future to the chill hundred thousand two thousand plus delegates in attendance but he also acknowledged some challenges ahead like corruption in climate change something that everyone agrees requires a unique solution. it's you've got political structural reform is not something that can be achieved overnight china will not blindly copy or replicate the models of other countries she did not touch upon certain global conflicts like the growing tension between ally north korea and the u.s.
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but he did briefly commend the building efforts made in the south china sea which has been a source of contention between a handful of nations he also warned against what he called separatist activity in regards to taiwan the gathering is expected to last for about a week where we could eventually hear comments on those hot topics and hear more about the next five years ahead. taiwan always a hot topic and i think that's going to go anywhere any time soon to wrap it up what are the main sort of takeaways from this first day of the national congress i understand it was a pretty long speech we haven't really thought of hours but there was a lot of focus on innovation and encouraging and in order to expand their presence in the world and there really was a lot of focus on the economy president said he wants to level the playing field for foreign companies that are trying to get into china which that complain that the restrictions are just too burdensome and make it hard to be successful there which makes them question why they're even approaching china to begin with but they
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also have some pretty lofty goals about eradicating poverty he essentially wants to lift everyone out of poverty across the country by two thousand and twenty so in three years he hopes to get rid of poverty so they have lots of goals basically you know push everyone up and then expand their presence throughout the rest of the world he's just trying to leverage his power and stay as is as a very strong leader of this party in ways that no other leader there has has shown in generations i mean was broadcast all over the country all the the world in some cases but wasn't fully accessible via social media what can you tell us about that because some people did see some of it but not everywhere some of us were watching closely so the message was very controlled which i'm sure doesn't exactly how much as a prize the night before the congress began we bow when we chatted several there are social media apps in china all the sudden underwent maintenance and that companies did not know how meant on why the government obviously didn't say anything so most
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china watchers are assuming that it was a direct order from the government so they could control the message during the duration of the entire congress because like i said it last for about a week but we saw some other similar restrictions air b.n. b. in for the entire month of october took their listings in beijing down and when they were asked why they did that they said well several other companies in. hospitality industry are doing the same things they kind of they like the most information everyone else very quiet but it was clearly very much an industry wide thing for every sort of company that was put on hold for this week and i know as we watch is going forward we can at least have something to grab as we watch these speeches unfold thank you so much but about. sticking with china growing debt in two of the world's largest economies india and china have analysts the world over warning of possibly another financial crisis
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joining me to discuss marshall auerbach research associate b.v. economics thank you so much for coming and very timely discussion for this sort of some are concerned that the recent debt boom in these economic powerhouses such as india and china could be what causes the next economic meltdown do you think this is a reasonable fear or is it just an overexaggeration. it is somewhat of an overexaggeration it's a good headline the reality is that most of the debt in both countries is domestically denominated so it's not really tied in as much to the global financial infrastructure in the same way that they would be if it was europe or north america and you can always inflate away the debt domestically because you can always create the water the rupees needed to. offset the the debt itself and that's probably what
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both countries will do so down the road they could both have an inflation problem but as of yet the foreign debt component of the overall debt is not large enough to create international repercussions ok well china has faced some setbacks recently with regard to its that s. and p. downgrade and china's credit rating because of the potential risks from growing debt the ratio to g.d.p. is pretty pretty astounding if a financial crisis were to emerge because of china's surging debt would that government be able to to handle it. you know it's a good question well first of all i wouldn't take the s. and p. downgrade that seriously i mean they've made similar calls in the past for example on japan and japan thirty years on and still running fairly steadily so. the rating agencies have not had a great record in that regard but the other consideration which i think you pointed
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to in your question is that you know you're you've got some fairly important political anniversaries coming up. not just the. ascension of the communist party the government but the but also been important anniversary got into the formation of the communist party and there's going to be a lot of celebrations in china regarding those events and clearly it would not be who the country's leadership if there was a price on their watch so i think they will pull will pull all stops but you know if you look at the most recent data has actually been reasonably robust so it doesn't look like you're in a point where things are slowing down dramatically i think things were much weaker back in two thousand and sixteen but i think you've had a reasonable rebound since the time in china and in india again you've got a country where there's been a lot of talk about reform it's been more talk than reality at this point you've
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got a very rigid system both in the sense that the federal government can exert a comparatively small amount of control over what the state governments to and that does make any substantial force and to remove impediments to growth be much more difficult and that's a real challenge that india has right now well india you know they do monetization changing of the tax code to centralize it and make things run more smoothly across state as you mention is that just moot is that not going to work i mean the big credit debt credit i'm sorry economic growth forecast was downgraded from seven point four percent to six point nine. what do you think do you think that this monetization process is affecting that i mean how is india going to look based on these huge reforms the government has made well the they've announced but implementing them is always the problem exactly you know you don't really have a well developed infrastructure and you know as far as the tax reform goes there's
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still a comparatively small number of indians that actually pay the tax i mean it's virtually impossible for us and you've got so many people that are below a threshold where they would actually start paying a tax so the main concern they've got to get is to have more people growing and becoming middle class so they could actually. pay taxes but the reality is that you know it's they've still got a very very archaic and. almost a prehistoric. infrastructure in regard to the tax collector collect taxes and i think that that just creates huge challenges and that's something that you know it's a generational problem but something you're going to fix in the next two years. i want to get your opinion on shadow banking in china it's very interesting if you take a look at this graph we can see that china's shadow banking is estimated to be up in the trillions the world bank has said that that shadow banking is the biggest
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one of the biggest threat to its regional prosperity is this something western economies should be paying attention to. yeah and let's be clear here because shadow banking as the term is used in china is not the same is a labrat system of. debt that we have in the us and it's really more more akin to. it's the kind of stuff that you saw in the you know you you almost want to call them back alley bang right and so intimate to this system that it's not even worth calling them an entity it's just that it's right so it's a way it's much harder to regulate it creates and if you go to them of course it creates all sorts of problems for you if you don't pay it up it can create a again it's the kind of thing where ultimately it will create a problem and it will be met by the federal government probably by the states introducing some four bailout to these entities taking them over and probably
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putting a few people in jail and it won't actually solve the underlying problem but it certainly could over the some of the create and problem depending on the scale of what's actually. what's actually done to prevent it but it's it's old style loan sharking is a reality thank you very much for input on this marshall auerbach research associate with levy economics institute thank you thanks for having me. we all know this the world loves alcohol we brew it for rice wheat grapes and so much more and in france it may be getting a bit more expensive now the french government is proposing a tax increase on hard liquors like brandy jan or pretty much any spirit that has more than fifteen percent alcohol the government could see up to one hundred fifty million euros in dividends if this tax actually goes through now if you prefer a fine red wine over a stiff brandy you're going to be ok so pop that cork to your heart's content save
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amounts lee banks and you're watching our team america we begin this hour just north of baltimore where a gunman killed three people in anger two more this morning in edgewood maryland police didn't offer any reason why the shooter fired on people in the maryland business park but said they do i have a lead we have identified the suspect in this speech as reduce the bridge the black male born eleven five seventeen known and we do have a photo of the suspect. there is now an active manhunt underway throughout the area for the thirty seven year old suspect a red did lobby the prince it appears prince is involved in a second shooting around fifty five miles north of edgewood in delaware the harford county sheriff said the attacker use only one handgun in the shooting other law enforcement agencies in the region and the f.b.i. are looking for press. let's go to north korea where the u.n. envoy of the country has declared
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a nuclear war may break out at any moment north korea's deputy u.n. ambassador one u.n. general assembly the korean peninsula crisis how to reach a quote touch and go point out of north korea was the only country across the globe being subjected to extreme and direct nuclear threats by the u.s. earlier i was joined by a former pentagon official michael maloof and i asked him what does he think of the latest threat from north korea and escalation that has a that's occurring on both sides it's one that if it keeps on going just the the mere threats and exchanges of bombastic language and toward each other could precipitate a some kind of an outbreak military outbreak and that's what hopefully the diplomats behind the scenes are trying to avoid. it's it's not unexpected and i would imagine that mr trump will have a response but it's important that people continue the negotiation and one of the
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things that is absolutely being being overlooked contrary to what you when the u.s. ambassador the u.n. says nikki haley says that she says that all diplomatic efforts have been exhausted they really have not i really think that what we need to do is sit down with the north koreans suspend the military exercises and basically challenge the north koreans by offering them full diplomatic relations and in this way we will hold them. to to leave we let him know that we've given them. best shot in terms of of discussion and it could also ease tensions and i think that this is something that's not be and tried and. the only thing that's keeping this momentum going is the the escalation of the of the rhetoric and that's and it's not helpful now would you agree with north korea's envoy when they said that this country north korea's been subjected to extreme and direct nuclear threats from the u.s.
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and do you think president trump has invoked this response from north korea i don't think the united states is threatening north korea with a new killer attack per se although the. exercises that have been under are going and there's still one in place with south korea the question is why do they do the exercises in it and from the north korean point of view it's well you're planning a nuclear attack that's where that comes from i think that the united states particularly would like to have diplomacy prevail in all of this but it is only as that rhetoric keeps going it's not going to happen and i think that that needs to be toned down and discussions need to be underway need to be ongoing and the chinese and the russians could. actually initiate something that actually call for a plenary meeting of all the of all the heads involved in this and have
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a sit down as i as i've commented earlier in previous appearances donald trump invited kim jong un to a hamburger have hamburger diplomacy if you will he's willing to sit down and talk with them but it doesn't look like either side is laying any foundation for that whatsoever you know trump had said plenty of times there's no more talking with north korea and he's even mentioned that it's just one thing that needs to be done to take care of north korea but he hasn't really a lot to worry there on it so from what you've seen when it comes to trump and trump. tong's do you think that time actually has a plan and place as a nuclear war were to break out between the u.s. and north korea i think they have a military plan but they just don't have a diplomatic plan and i think this is the problem and we all that he ever talks in terms of is a military response and that helps fan the flames of the rhetoric and that and the tensions i think that needs to be statesman like an offer to meet and i know that
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kim jong un has said no more diplomacy until they can until their missiles can reach the east coast. i think we can do better than that and i think they would be willing to sit down and talk if. discussions appear to be serious these see that happening in the future the u.s. they haven't tried it yet you know that could be if they tried it they just haven't tried they haven't proposed. i have not seen any call for a meeting of north korea china russia and the united states to come together at a certain place at a certain time and sit down and talk this thing out and suspend exercises we're doing exercises with south koreans like every other day and it's and from their point of view from the north korean point of view that is very threatening and when you send b. two so i would from guam that carried nuclear weapons that's that that gives him no other impression but that you want to attack with a nuclear weapon and we've got to tap that camp down michael we have about
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a minute left now next month trump is set to visit south korea and seek with leaders in south korea and japan there but they have bilateral talks what do you see coming out of that in terms of taking care of the situation in north korea well hopefully if they can have a discussion in which they agree to propose discuss it further discussion of diplomatic talks and actually make a call out for such a force such discussions in order to lessen the tensions on the on the peninsula i think that would be a good thing but. you know you're only talking about the allies where where is where is china where is china where is where is. russia and that needs to be worked on her we're going to leave it right there thank you very much michael bowers for a pentagon official michael maloof. to somalia where two bombs detonated in somalia its capital city mogadishu on sunday the bombings are the worst terrorist attack in the country's history killing around three hundred people and enjoying hundreds
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more. saying in africa where the u.s. has been deploying a growing number of troops to the continent with a large fraction base in the african country nine or more for special operations soldiers died in an ambush last week fifteen hundred troops are on the ground and at least five african countries including cameroon the central african republic uganda and south sudan leaving many to question why and i ask that question to abby
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on me as equal why the editor of pan african newswire. according to successive administrations the united states africa command is designed to enhance the capacity of various african states to deal with their work internal security they also say that their fight against terrorism various geo political reasons on the cards and that particularly in the horn of africa as well as north africa. so essentially what is the u.s. looking to do in those countries the united states so far has not been able to stabilize the situation in somalia and libya or done the atmosphere there is still quite uncertain and libya for example it is the source of human trafficking and terrorism it's also a hub for all types of destabilization programs not only in north africa but in
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west africa as well so whatever they say they are doing in regard to security and stabilization obviously it is not working current and former military officials they say the distinction between advising and combat is a blurring as a number of u.s. troops in these countries is expanding now what do you say to that. that is quite accurate we saw in somalia where u.s. special forces troops were killed several months ago also recently a newsier at least four u.s. special forces were killed in an operation in which they claimed to be have been advises but they were actually on a patrol with darkness here in troops and they were ambushed by hostile forces so consequently despite the claims of being advisors and trainers they are indeed in the line of fire and can't be considered as combat forces now in
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mentioning the attack that just happened last week in niger where they like you said the four soldiers were killed in an ambush would you say a u.s. presence is negatively impacting military operations and these countries and not helping to combat terrorism. this is definitely the case the united states africa command afrikan was formed over nine years ago it will be one decade in february and what we've seen in various countries that i've outlined earlier is greater instability in somalia for example you have a million people that have been dislocated as a result of food deficits stemming from a drought you also have a million people who are residing outside the country in libya for example it was just discovered and some brought recently thousands upon thousands of migrants who are living there with no water no food no access to medical facilities
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so clearly the u.s. presence in africa is not doing what the united states claims its objectives and it doesn't appear that the knowledge that u.s. troops is growing and africa doesn't appear that this is a knowledge that's known everywhere would you agree with that well it depends upon which news outlets you follow during the obama administration it was announced three years ago that he would be deploying some thirty five hundred troops and over thirty countries in africa when president trump came in several months ago he specifically said he was escalating u.s. military presence in somalia as well as other parts of the african continent so it has been covered in the media it just does not get the type of prominence in regard
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to media coverage you know why do you think that is. i think they're trying to conceal the growing military involvement in africa that's going to be very difficult to do considering these combat deaths are increasing also they want to limit or prohibit any debate within the united states senate and the united states congress and also they want to prevent editorials being written they do not want this to become a public issue because their presence there is really unjustifiable we have about a minute alas now as the months continue and it appears that the number of troops can grow right now and right now there are at least fifteen one hundred u.s. troops spanning across at least five countries in africa now if this number continues to grow what do you foresee happening in the coming months and maybe years well according to our research there are far more than fifteen hundred
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troops deployed on the continent now if this increase continues there will obviously be more clashes between hostile forces and united states special forces trainers as well as consultants there will also be more deaths of u.s. troops as well as u.s. personnel because they're also central intelligence agency operatives that are being deployed in somalia and other countries as well as state department personnel as well so this really puts a lot of u.s. state department officials intelligence officials and military personnel in harm's way abu dhabi we're going to leave it right there thank you so much for your insight having zico away editor of pan-african news wire thank you so much. coming up on r t attorney general just sessions defends his letter that recommended
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a story. told. in the. welcome back today attorney general jeff sessions testified before the senate judiciary committee saying that he personally advocated for the firing of former f.b.i. director james comey i don't think it's been fully understood this significance of the arrow that missed a comment made on the clinton matter such as continue to accuse me of engaging in that bludgeon behavior while handling the clinton e-mail investigation and the wake of this revelation trump tweeted that according to the f.b.i. dropped a letter exonerating former presidential candidate hillary clinton just two months before the investigation was complete the president continued to accuse me of lying
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leaking documents and protecting clinton meanwhile sessions told senators he would not disclose confidential conversations between the president and himself to discuss this further we're now i'm joined by conservative commentator steve walz burke thank you so much for joining us steve now what is trump so upset about here . well back in august we learned from chuck grassley the senate judiciary committee chair and senator lindsey graham that komi had drafted a letter or a memo kind of to himself in may of zero six team exonerating hillary clinton the problem is that he had interviewed about two dozen witnesses including hillary clinton now only the other day did the f.b.i. confirm yes in fact james komi did that so naturally donald trump is outraged as everybody should be that he went to the podium in july of zero sixteen komi did and
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said you know hey i'm not going to recommend any charges hillary is unprosecutable blah blah blah but he made his mind up based on that draft memo in may of that year two months before he made the statement again before any witnesses of significance were interviewed so trump is saying that far from komi costing hillary the election komi turns out to be the best thing that ever happened to hillary he said in one of his tweets and i agree with him say but what about trump's claim of a lying under oath all right this goes back to the fact that james komi told the congress that the reason he came forward in july of zero sixteen and made his big speech about nobody would prosecute hillary she didn't mean to we're not going to charge her blah blah was he was prompted to do that because of the meeting between bill clinton and then attorney general lynch on the tarmac if you recall but now of course this memo shows that he was all set to go back in may that
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meeting with on the tarmac was june the memo again was made which predates it so there's a lot of problems and you know there's a good chance i believe could be that donald trump has a point here do you think komi will be called back to congress. yeah there were several congressmen including no slouch trey gowdy the chairman of the house oversight committee a former prosecutor himself who was great and said wait a minute you know. how could you possibly draft a memo prior to interviewing two dozen witnesses about the case and then you tell congress one thing and it turns out it's another thing he would like to see him come back and i think it's basically a fait accompli that he has the power to do that and i think several committees would like to hear from james komi once again let's talk about sessions now and your opinion what sessions have you on that. well you know sessions is upset as you
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heard in that sound bite today where he testified he said that we shouldn't underestimate the error that komi made now one of the errors obviously as we see it is reaching a conclusion before talking to witnesses which again i stress and cannot stress enough is insane but also he's talking about the fact that that komi as an investigator as head of the f.b.i. came out and made an announcement as to culpability of a of a person under investigation before the department of justice had a chance to weigh in and he said you should never ever do that so it reinforces in his mind that he did the right thing and recommending in a letter to donald trump back before the firing that indeed trump should fire me now do you think he's going to he trump requests for a d.o.j. investigation into comi well you know trump didn't come right out and say we know
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we should you know but he did say where's the justice department on this why isn't there one so that was his way of saying it unfortunately i wouldn't hold my breath i mean this is been begging for a federal investigation for a long time i mean once hillary was exonerated by comi and sessions became attorney general and trump as president you would think that would have been the first thing they would have done bill clinton the clinton foundation there's so much to investigate and none of it has been undertaken by the department of justice so based on the what we've seen to date i wouldn't hold my breath unfortunate because i certainly think there should be an investigation steve thank you so much for your insight that's conservative commentator steve malzberg thanks again my pleasure. to baltimore were jury convicted to keep in day visit junior of murder in the second degree for the twenty fifteen shooting death of security guard kevin jones on tuesday davis was also convicted of using
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a handgun police claim davis hijacked an unlicensed cab they say this led to the chase that ended with officers firing more than forty shots at davis striking the man three times including and the face this comes after a mistrial was declared in may of this year when davis was acquitted of fifteen out of the sixteen charges brought against him and clued in attempted robbery murder in the first degree and possession of a firearm spoke with the davis' partner kelli davis following the decision because no matter what way you flip the ways left right up and down the facts remain the same and that a jury of his peers not once but twice has taken their never married dave in the weight of a case and said no we don't believe you let this man go davis was the first person to be reportedly shot by baltimore police following the end custody death of freddie gray davis faces fifty years in prison sentencing is scheduled for december tenth twenty seventeen. staying in maryland where
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a former you know university of maryland student has been indicted for a hate crime shawn urban ski a white male is charged with stabbing african-american student richard collins the third to death collins was a student at buoy state university angela also brooks prince george's county state's attorneys said that digital evidence led police to the hate crime charges but she didn't a lot were it on what it was but we are comfortable at this point that the that the motive in this case was race. a charge of a hate crime resulting in death carries a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison meanwhile buoy state university released a statement on tuesday saying quote while it is encouraging to see progress being made in the criminal case we continue to reflect on the precious life lost. now to france where the nation's argument has passed a new anti-terrorism law which has increased powers to the security services the
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bill has already sparked concerns that it will reduce freedoms in the country artie's charlotte dubinsky is in paris with the story well we know much more about the measures that are contained in this anti-terrorism bill which will take effect now or november first that's when the state of emergency will end here in france this will give the security services why the draft of the new preventative measures to combat potential terror threats to france let's have a look at some of those measures they include the ability for the police to have more ability to go in and search somebody's home they will have a raft of new powers which will give them greater ability to stop and search people on the streets if they think they're acting suspiciously it will also allow them to wiretap communications so that could be communications on your telephone or via e-mail and it will also allow them to close down places of worship such as mosques if they feel that there is a preacher who is preaching terrorist related material or trying to radicalize
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people as well as increasing the ability to put people under house arrest to are suspected of having any links to any type of terrorist organization now the architect of this law is president might call himself take a listen to what he had to say about it today because you didn't want to secure the anti terror draft law on the reinforcement of the internal security has been adopted by parliamentary majority and will come into power on november the first when the state of emergency expires the state of emergency was effective however we've seen in recent months that it unfortunately doesn't protect us from the reality of certain attacks because any state of emergency can protect us and totally reduce the threat. president macron affirmed again today that the state of emergency had failed to prevent many terror attacks in france and that he didn't feel that the measures in that state of emergency went far enough let's take
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a look at some of the attacks that slipped through the net under the watch of the state of emergency. well mr macron has spoken today about the new that will be implemented on november first the beefing up of these powers for security services but he said it's not just that it's enough he said that security services must be working together must be communicating instantaneously and busbee much more rigorous in how they approach any threats of terror now civil liberties groups and human rights organizations
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have criticized this law now for many months many believing that this will erode civil liberties in france and the reality is it will erode some civil liberties but it will not guarantee that it will provide any more security to the citizens of france than the state of emergency has. coming up on our tier state of emergency in california as more than a private our people are infected with appetite as a will have the latest from los angeles after the break. mark twain said it's easier to drop the more than two drinks from the ground floor that could be why america is so divided because people have been fed rate news i mean for by corp. it interests you they beat you down until you see leave their fairy tales well here's a story it's called big and it's full of facts which is.
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what politicians do. they put themselves on the line. they get accepted or rejected . so when you want to express it. was something i wanted. to do i guess that's what the four korean people are. interested in that was. that. i think the average viewer just after watching a couple of segments understands that we're telling stories that our critics can't tell you know why because their advertisers won't let them. in order to create change you have to be honest you have to tell the truth parties able to do that
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every story is built on going after the back story to what's really happening out there to the american what's happening when a corporation makes a pharmaceutical chills people when a company in the environmental business ends up polluting a river that causes cancer and other illnesses they put all the health risk all the dangers out to the american public those are stories that we tell every week and you know what they're working. come back let's go to california where at least forty one. people are dead in the wake of the worst spat of wildfires in the state's history hundreds of homes businesses and entire neighborhoods are now actually people across northern california are left in temporary shelter and are now thinking how to rebuild after
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the devastation we don't know whether we're going to the front or we are going to star. yeah i bet. they would use it on. the federal emergency management agency is on the scene in northern california after governor jerry brown declared a state of emergency the exact cause of the seasons fires is still unknown saying in california state of emergency has been declared as habitate as a continues to spread throughout the state more than a dozen people are dead and health officials say this outbreak is different than any other they've seen and the entire country over the last decade or two sometimes just we just live in los angeles and sheds light on why natasha. lashley health officials say at least eighteen have died and five hundred seventy eight people have been infected with hepatitis a here in california and as you mentioned this outbreak is different from others that we've seen instead of food borne this is
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transmitted from person to person now governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency friday and outbreaks are affecting a multiple counties throughout the states like los angeles santa cruz and san diego about the vigils in san diego began to take notice of the issue back in march since early spring more than eighty thousand vaccine doses have been distributed there now sanitation is crucial in the prevention of hepatitis a as it can be spread through fecal matter the city even went as far as power washing the streets and installing one hundred hand washing stations throughout the city however a bigger piece of the puzzle is the majority of those infected are either homeless and or listen drug users sharing needles or free clinics with vaccinations are being given it's questionable if this demographic is always within reach well throughout the state health officials have given eighty one thousand federally funded vaccine doses since the outbreak began however the california department of
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public health says supply is insufficient it's the c.d.c. recommends two doses of the vaccination for the best effect against hepatitis a however according to the orange county health agency and they said in the statement well two doses of hepatitis a vaccination that is recommended for everyone one dose has been shown to provide significant protection now if you're going to come into contact with those affected or have an underlying medical health condition officials are recommending that you get vaccinated and those traveling to asia or africa are also at an increased risk and health officials warn that this outbreak could last for at least a year ashley hopefully officials and california will be able to stop this outbreak from getting worse thank you natasha sweet reporting in los angeles. the los angeles board of police commissioners has approved a drone pilot program for the city's police department on tuesday approval of the
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program came despite opposition from activists who consider the technology of threat to civil liberties during the meeting several anti drone protesters a block traffic outside of l.a.p.d. headquarters just before one pm officers cleared the intersection citing protesters for unlawful assembly out of six hundred e-mails received by the l.a.p.d. about the program just six percent reportedly were in support of it. to mississippi where a school district is drawing a widespread criticism after banning to kill a mockingbird from classrooms the block the school district says a pulitzer prize winning novel all about racial and just as contains a language that makes people uncomfortable as marina porn i reports this isn't the first time censorship has prevailed over free speech at least seven free speech organizations are publicly condemning the biloxi school board for unilaterally removing the american classic to kill a mockingbird from the eighth grade required reading list in
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a letter to the school superintendent the national coalition against censorship and other first amendment advocates protested the move arguing that banning the book without a formal committee review violates bollox district policies and raises serious educational and legal concerns regarded as a masterpiece of american literature harper lee's one nine hundred sixty s. novel deals with racism and injustice in the south as a black man is unfairly accused of rape it contains racial slurs and the n. word the vice president of the blocks the school board defends the book banned saying quote there were complaints about it and there is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable unquote now the book remains in the school libraries while a. creators will no longer be required to read it the move has drawn criticism on social media with the former secretary of education and others insisting
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a ban against to kill a mockingbird is a form of cultural cleansing the decision is just the latest in an ever growing list of historical references up on public chopping block last year a philadelphia school board banned the adventures of huckleberry finn from classrooms because mark twain's rating was not inclusive and made students uncomfortable of mice and men suffer the same fate after an idaho school board said the classic contained too many profanities even oscar winning classics aren't protected in august memphis theater ended its thirty four year tradition of screening gone with the wind after several patrons reportedly complained the nine hundred thirty nine film was racially insensitive now while the list of things people find offensive continues growing critics say a racing history ultimately prevents the public from learning from its past
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reporting from miami marina fortnight r.t. and a surprise move a spanish language broadcaster univision was dropped from bryson files yesterday at five pm east coast time where most of the five million or so affected customers are as you can imagine the response and reaction have been intense to explain this media and legal analyst line all of lionel media now why not what's this about. well this is about the normally monday issue of carriage fees now what happened is simply this actually this goes on all the time but the negotiations are spread out they deal but what happened was filed for rise in files in this particular area which which affects. new york boston philadelphia east coast primarily they basically are saying look univision you're done you're basically doubling the fees you're charging too much you're through you're done you're finished now your
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division said wait a minute you're going to dump us now here's the rub when your a let's play a consumer and you are a fan of this extremely popular spanish programming giant. to the consumer the consumer doesn't look at this like a univers or what's the matter with you trying to charge double for this my god you are encroaching upon our rights no they're looking at varieties in and say what are you doing why are you dumping our favorite channel varieties and is saying in essence no mr latino or hispanic consumer you've got it all wrong they're being unfair but that's not the way it plays when you are the victim of having your favorite network chopped you don't sit back and look at that univision and say
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my god they're being draconian doubling their charges of carriage fees there's a work like that this is a p.r. nightmare this is basically a forgot to tell you the way you division is playing this very carefully because this is as you can see as a p.r. move and how you interpret it there are saying how dare you viruses as specially now when so many of your consumers are so many of our customers look to want to find out what's happening in puerto rico and around the world this is their only link to spanish language programming how do there you've arises can you see the p.r. nightmare with that one i know is this a carrier dispute which isn't uncommon right. absolutely normally this happens with this the it happened with charter with with others as well but as i said normally it's done if it's kind of prolonging and they deal with it and they try to negotiate but what varieties and it was is it monday at five o'clock that is
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it i mean that is it and as i said from the consumer's point of view they don't want to hear anything about you divisions kerridge reads or is a variety of what are you doing i blame you so no one a lot of people are basically getting rid of cable and a lot of people actually are saying you know this is really expensive do i need this this could not come at a worse time when i know who the back to the most by this. anybody who is a fan and a consumer of univision five million plus those in those rabbit remember this is a very important and critical platform spanish language platform to this so they are furious and let me just add again of all the time to a university is playing this perfectly is your say how dare you they need to find out what's going to puerto rico they know they need us and you drop us like that
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somewhere only with no warning again p.r. disaster what money and let's talk about that's what money is involved here it's hard to say they're lucky that two thousand and nine figures maybe could be up to half a billion dollars and what's so interesting about this is that normally the consumer says look you guys work this we hear about this all the time but we get a warning actually there's a warning sometimes you'll see this if you're going to a consumer call your carrier ask them this ask for a rise and ask univision there is a threat sometimes they will engage the consumer to let them know ahead of time little bit of a warning shot this is what's going on they're being unfair they're being draconian they're being you know on an unfair to you the consumer no five o'clock they lowered the boom and again right now with a lot of people pulling that cable and a lot of folks saying is it really worth it cable today this could not come at
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a worse time and i know we're a little short on time can you tell us what happens next. what's going to happen right now is it's in variety isn't court univision is going to sit back like this is a oh ok what is say it's up to you because as i said the consumer is not looking at univision as being the one that's being unfair or pigheaded or stubborn they're looking out for right and how do they show their displeasure by changing character carriers that's how a while thank you so much for this end sightly gone media analyst line oh why no media thanks again thank you. for coming up on our to explore the moon without adverse stuffing but outside the house a former astronaut tells us about this new technology in just a moment stay tuned. mark twain said it's easier to fool people than to prince them for that could be why america is so divided because
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people have been fed fake news feed for by corporate interests they beat you down until you free leave their fairy tale well here's a story for it's called big and it's full fat rich. good politicians do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or something want to listen. to the right person this is what before three of the people. interested in the why. should.
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i think the average viewer just after watching your. the segments understands that we're telling stories there are critics can't tell when you know why because their advertisers won't let them. in order to create change you have to be honest you have to tell the truth parties able to do that every story is built on going after the back story to what's really happening out there to the american public what's happening when a corporation makes a pharmaceutical chills people when a company in the environmental goodness ends up polluting a river that causes cancer and other illnesses they put all the health risk all the dangers out to the american public those are stories that we tell every we can you know what they're working.
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welcome back google recently announced a cool update to google maps which will allow you to virtually visit planets and moons in our solar system google added images of pluto venus and several other moons making it easier for users like you and meet to find using the web mapping service joining me now to continue this discussion is former nasa astronaut and i s s commander leroy chiao thanks so much for joining us lee around now ali right now first can you walk us through how google maps was able to make it easier for the average person to view planets and moons using the site. sure this is really an exciting interesting tool if you go into the google maps you'll see even on the left side of the screen there will be a menu of sorts new school and click on the destination of your choice be a planet your favorite planet or your favorite moon and then the google map will automatically cheat you there and then you can zoom in marked on the planet or the
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moon several different areas that have names and you can go explore your favorite places zooming in and of course you know they're not going to have as much do. as google earth because they don't have as many images as of these other planets and moons and in some cases i'm sure the artist has had to fill some gaps in but it's pretty cool and it's pretty neat now previously google maps offered emonges of mars and earth's moon but they weren't directly sessa bolt from the maps interference can you tell us why that it yeah i don't really know why not but the improvements that they've made now it's very easy it's all there on the left side just quick on the moon or any of the other planets or the moons of the plover planets and you go right there you see the the google map interface a little kind of point you in the right direction in space and then kind of you know speed jump over there until you can see the planet or the moon and then you can you can choose to zoom in or go to a different part of that that that celestial body and explore or explore way later
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i was also needed by google maps and saying once people are done exploring the planets and moons they can also travel to the international space station afterwards which is pretty neat i want to switch gears a bit sad nasa has made a surprising discovery using its mars spacecraft at found an ancient dried up lake bed that wants help ten times as much water as all of the great lakes combined leroy can you walk us through how nasa was able to do this. right so mars reconnaissance orbiter has been orbiting mars for quite some time now collecting data doing mapping or in and you know performing other measurements and it takes time to you know digest and process all these data and so very recently they were able to determine the existence of this former huge lake you know that stride up but you can see the features that were there and it's very exciting because they see very rich mineral deposits there and they see a lot of physical evidence of hydrothermal vents and her thermal activity now why
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is that important it's important because when you have that kind of activity bill cannick activity under water water in that area is warm and so that makes it conducive to life bed is a basic building blocks are there for life and it's warm and everything you know kind of kind of comes together then you have the possibility that microbial life will form now that's it that's that's important because the earth and mars are about the same age and back then the earth in the more and mars were very much more similar and so that can suggest that that's how life may have begun here on the earth as well where i can you tell us that quickly what we're what was the most interesting thing that nasa found during this mission you named a couple of things but what would you say was the most entrusting one well i think this one is pretty significant but i was also very excited just several months ago about her i think was around the end of last year nasa announced that the mars reconnaissance orbiter had discovered evidence that there was liquid water still
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coming to the surface on mars laying down some mineral deposits and then several mating away and so that's exciting because that suggests that there still is liquid water subterranean under underground and that it does make its way to the surface now why is an interesting because you know mars four billion years ago was a very different place very wet planet had huge oceans had a huge lake like the one that was just found and so you know be existence of that much water on mars the fact that it still exists suggests the possibility that there still could be some kind of subterranean microbial life today we were all we have about a minute lab you touched on this a little earlier but how could this finally give clues as to how life arose here on earth. well because mars and earth are very similar about four billion years ago when things were kind of getting going on both planets we can look at mars now it's kind of a snapshot of what the earth was like a long time ago that is you know when life might have just started to be forming on the earth this may be
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a snapshot in time for mars that huge lake that stright up with the mineral deposits if we can study that then we can kind of infer what might have happened around the same time here in the earth we believe that's where life started on the earth and so this snapshot on mars is kind of like a time machine brings us back to that time of year itch and lets us see what things might have been like here at the same time we're i thank you so much for sharing your insight that was former nasa astronaut and i at that command early reucassel thanks again right here and before we go don't forget to tune in that nine pm for larry king now in tonight's guests as anthony howard told when an american actor producer director and political activist here's a snippet of what sicko. well the world really changed larry you know when i first started acting in the late eighty's. you could not work in both t.v. and movies but if you were if you worked on television you were sort of banned from movies and once i'd managed to break into movies i was told you cannot do
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television so all through the ninety's and even the early two thousand i really i only did movies. because it was it was considered career suicide and no it's completely changed you know netflix it yet now all of the best work is happening on television and everybody wants to it wants in so there's no longer any stigma about it the cast play any part mending the show is just you know it is this is least on this decision i think the network would have been happy to keep it going she just called us at the end of last season and said this is what we're going to do this is the last season seven years you know this is it isn't seven you're no longer president right so how does the part develop into this well we'll see why somebody had to do with the inaugural of the new president your ex-wife right so that was the end of last season i directed that i was that actually so my ex-wife is now the president and i'm you know fits my character has has retired to vermont for the moment to start a foundation to disappear from the show no one i disappear and then i will reappear
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. and you know the sort of vortex of power that sean the likes to explore in scandal can you know no one can stay out of that vortex for long when you're working with all these actors on a regular basis and then you direct them what's that like it's a great it's a really unique experience you know it's like. we've all become a family. watching the hogs is coming up next year in our t.j. relevant hora joins us for a quick preview either tied to lower lower legs watching the hawks we discover a new wrinkle in the investigation into the car bombing in mogadishu that took the lives of over three hundred people next week we should should your job control what you can or can't say on social media following the new york times as upwards to control their own journalists tweets and facebook posts and finally we present the second part of shaun stone's conversation with port on puerto rico with former new
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york city assemblyman dennis well look forward to seeing your show thanks so much time thank you all bad does it for now for more on the stories we cover to go to youtube dot com slash r t america check out our web site r t v dot com slash america you can also follow me on twitter at actually banks underscore r t and don't forget it's a question mark. in case you're new to the game this is how it works in our economy is built around core. perforation from washington to washington the media the media. and voters elected to run this country business because. it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done for.
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the future we don't. care for the world if you're really. good on the old world. according to. the modern world. i'm a trial lawyer i've spent countless hours poring through documents that tell the story of who side of the. corporate media everything uses to talk about these. things i'm not a pretty clear picture about how disturbing accounts for that is the mob these are stories that no one else. might have to post to the american. quest to. people who got to know whether or not fair presenter supreme american people deserve to know what precious at this point does it may must guard against the
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military industrial. we shall never. know that there is still yes we do what we. think we. future's. salon just published an incredibly small good article entitled the twenty five conservatives actually worth following on twitter with the subhead yes they exist the article makes me want to vomit not because i'm a conservative hardly but because it shows just how much people have closed their
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minds to each other the article is relentlessly peppered with divisive language it uses the word liberal eighteen times it uses the word conservative thirty five times the whole premise of the article is gosh we really need to start listening to each other and then it goes ahead and buckets everyone into two opposing camps who supposedly hate each other and have nothing in common converse lee it only mentions the word american once or twice and always as a modifier in other words the article never refers to americans as just americans they're either liberal or conservative and nothing in between this is actually how some of the article is ready it actually reads what if we told you there are twenty five conservatives actually worth following on twitter what if we said there are conservatives that not only dislike president trump but also engage in a level of ideological introspection that has surpassed most liberals in other words to get on salon's list of conservatives to follow you have to be conservative who doesn't like trump and who also is being introspective about being conservative
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in the first place these are the only conservatives of worth following according to salon god forbid you actually listen to someone who doesn't hate trump god forbid you actually listen to someone who probably considers themselves a conservative no those conservatives are not worth following. and then after the article smugly lists the conservatives they randomly chose for you to listen to the art. well is opened up for comments which then just proves that all of this is such a farce anyway because the comments are filled with words liberal and conservative too there are conservatives who laugh at the liberal outlet almost parity itself with the stupid article and then there are liberals who are like all conservatives are scum and should never be listened to i'm generalizing here but you know exactly what i mean. i don't consider myself a liberal or a conservative because i can see the whole thing is made to bias by design and i just won't buy into it and if the line decides to drop the divisive madness
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sometime in their future only then will they themselves be worth listening to. what you have for breakfast yesterday why would you put. your wife. to dog me. now i do do do do tend to more.
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for decades the american middle class has been railroaded by washington politics. big money corporate interests that's drowned out a lot of voices that's how it is in the news culture in this country now that's where i come in. i mean it still on our t. america i'll make sure you don't get railroaded that you'll get the straight talk in the straight news. questionable. mark twain said it's easier to fool people than to convince them they've been for that could be why america is so divided because people have been fed fake news feed for by corporate interests they beat you down until you believe their fairy tales well here's a story for you it's called big and it's full of facts not fiction just.
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so they hawk watchers. we had back to somalia for the latest on the investigation into the car bombing that took the lives of over three hundred people last saturday the guardian is now reporting that the tragic bombing may actually a been an act of vengeance in response to a botched u.s. and somali military raid that took place last august in the southern lower show battle region of the country according to officials the man responsible for the attack was a former soldier in somalia's army whose hometown was.

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