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wholesale surveillance you feel you have all made well as soon as the internet has used the. real. greetings and salutation as the late great whitney houston sang i believe the children are our future so today hawk watchers let's turn our collective gazes upon two stories that highlight the reality that many children across the united states based today especially those born in the wrong income bracket and start with the recent f.b.i. announcement that over eighty four children have been rescued from a human trafficking ring and a multi-state staying that saw the arrest of one hundred twenty child sex
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traffickers for one so i think i think we can all truly say bravo and good job to the f.b.i. the sting was part of the innocence lost national initiative which since its inception in two thousand and three has been responsible for finding and identifying over sixty five hundred children who are in harm's way f.b.i. director christopher ray announced to the media that the sting quote isn't just about taking traffickers off the street it's about making sure we offer help in a way out to those young victims who find themselves caught in a vicious cycle of abuse. but but let's just hope none of them end up in the largest for profit foster care company in the united states where a recent investigation by the us senate committee on finance has revealed that at least eighty six children have died in their care over a ten year period yes the committee found that from two thousand and five to twenty fourteen the for profit foster care giant the mentor network lost at least eighty
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six children in their care but only but in only thirteen of those deaths did the company perform any kind of internal review into what led to the child's death the committee's top ranking democrat member senator ron wyden stated quote the gaps in the system are so enormous that according to the advocates who care and are trying to do a good job there isn't even a way to track the extent of the mistreatment of the kids. they say that you can judge a society by the treatment of its prisoners i think that is equally true for it's children now let's start watching the hawks. to. get the. real deal with. the baathists if you. like that i got. that. we.
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were watching the hawks i am tyrol joining me today from los angeles is mr sean stone sean always happy to have you on so i got to ask shawn i think most people when they see numbers like you know eighty four children freed from trafficking they're shocked by the size of that number. and you know but for anyone who follows trafficking and especially your child every looks at those news stories this is really hardly shocking isn't it not i mean we've seen these huge number of cases over and over again throughout the years sometimes never reported yeah precisely in fact. when the f.b.i. were in terms of their raids in two thousand and thirteen the majority of the victims of trafficking that they freed the majority of them came from foster care backgrounds or well over closer to sixty percent some cities of up to seventy five
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percent had been through the foster care system and so you understand there is there is a relationship a correlation here basically between kids that are basically growing up in very very neglected and vironment that are being basically abused by a foster care system that oftentimes as you know we've all heard the stories but it's about parents who want to collect the money they want to see collects you know from the government for having me children they have sometimes it's up to you know eight eight kids a dozen kids they'll put them in horrible situations that make them live in the backyard just so they can collect money off of caring for these kids and then as a result the kids grow up and. quite often more often than not it seems to end up in abusive or traffic situations is truly tragic i mean i what i'm looking at some of these numbers of just you know child trafficking in general i mean like a twenty seventeen report from international labor organization and walk free fall foundation from the number of children under the age of eighteen being trafficked is estimated to be around five point five million kids right now and while only
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nineteen percent of victims of trafficking adults and children are trafficked for sex or sexual exploitation that actually makes up sixty six percent of the global profits of human trafficking i think you and i can both agree that we should be seeing harder you know and i think longer sentencing because you see people all the time kind of just ok they get nailed with the you know all they got to register as a sex offender after like five years probation and then they move on we see it in hollywood with you know people convicted with publicists and casting directors people dealing with young actors all the time corey feldman talked about it even you know and i think that's something that we as a society need to focus on and as you said you know you brought up the foster scandal i want to read you a couple quotes. in response to the investigations the company at the heart of the scandal told the media that quote the mentor network serves significantly more children and youth with heightened risk factors relative to others and foster care and sustains child mortality rates that are comparable
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alarms so interesting is that senator ron wyden was on the committee that investigated shot back he said the inquiry dug deeply into the mentor network and i don't think anybody can look away when you find in a ten year period seventy percent of the kids who died in mentors care and custody died unexpectedly you know that's some pretty staggering numbers this is a sounding a lot like kind of the frying pan into the fryer situation for so many kids i mean ok the reader you know in bad homes with abusive parents they get taken out of those homes but then they're put into foster care systems and institutions for profit not even just government run and it sounds like it's even worse at times precisely i mean. you know again we're talking about a situation when it came to this bust for example in denver at the f.b.i. denver office these kids were three months old and five years old they were being offered for sex for six hundred dollars and that was what you know that's basically
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that was a bus that was made i mean imagine that three months and five years old the pedophilia thing is tremendous in this country if you look f.b.i. statistics show that most girls get into the prostitution rings around an average of twelve years old and they're out and they're basically out of prostitution by fourteen so it's here i mean there's a week it's hard for us to fathom this is happening that states but then you go to the inner cities and you go you know you basically look around in places that are not covered by the mainstream news the issues that are not covered on the nightly news and it's right there and it's it's literally happening before our eyes in this country and as he talks about the amount the number of children that are going around in prostitution under eighteen also you know some domestic but also those who are trip are brought here from different countries so it's not just the world problem it's it's an american problem and i think that i really hope that this country does choose to kind of lead the way in terms of fixing our lives move on to our second interesting topic of the day. to
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anyone who takes their civic duties seriously and has been watching mainstream news coverage it should be it should by now be an unassailable truth that russia with the help of one hundred thousand dollars and facebook ads was able to swing the twenty sixty eight election and help elect donald trump. and it goes without saying that such an agree just act requires a very very very serious response from the u.s. government well not to worry hawk watchers because senator john mccain yes senator john mccain not one has a solution for all our election meddling problems and at first glance what what can possibly be misguided about a bill called the honest ads act that extends typical campaign ad disclosure requirements to digital advertising well for one thing the the twining of anti russian rhetoric and the arguments for regulating political communications such some alarming precedence for the first amendment and more importantly once you dig
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into the details mccain's bill turns out to be much more radical than its very innocent title suggests so hawk watchers just what is this high minded bipartisan solution to our election meddling troubles. let's first start for you i don't want to get into what's actually in this bill this bill starts off with the actually common sense solution extending the rules that apply to political ads to their digital counterparts and mandating you know paid for disclaimers it's hard to disagree at that i think anybody you know if you see a political ad on facebook and be nice to know that oh this is a political ad it's not a it's not a new story but things get ominous rather quickly with you know tech companies and campaigns also forced to present to the public copies of all politics related ads that audiences what audiences they were geared for and even the number of views and clicks they generated i ask you sean is this taking things too far especially when you compound it would like the you know anti russia hysteria sweeping capitol hill
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. sure i mean it well it seems to me that the anti russian hysteria is merely a way to impose tyranny within your own country we've seen this before we've seen it historically this is the nature of how tyranny is imposed it's done by the method of fear mongering if you have a foreign enemy that allows for more and more fascist type of dictatorial powers by the government over its own people right war is ultimately not designed against enemies but it's really designed against your own population and so this to me is like a foot in the door because it begins with you know sure at the same name you're backers in your political sponsorship but then it becomes you know down to not only the likes and who's who's watching and monitoring that which we know the n.s.a. is surveilling and has the ability to surveil but also it gets down to the issue of what becomes political advertising if journalists are not working for the mainstream establishment papers are trying to cover stories or to you know tell
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stories that deviate from the establishment perspective does that then become politically motivated are they going to become branded as some kind of subversives who all can who have to be working for the russians you know why can't they simply why can't suppression be allowed in this democracy you know i think that's the whole point that the idea of subversive being subversive is should not be a danger to a democracy or a public that we're supposed to be and i want to give a little perspective too of what they're asking is like i said i'm fine with putting a little you know paid for by like you see on television ads that's fine for me and you know this company put up you know whatever but to bring some perspective the equivalent of this would be the government demanding that campaigns publicly disclose assumption of what neighborhoods they're going door to bore him you know who they're canvassing what particular voters they're looking to connect with on any given day it is kind of ludicrous and i guess if you're going to do it on facebook when they make campaigns do that and see how long it takes before democrats and republicans start going crazy with that kind of disclosure i want to ask you before we go about a couple minutes left i want to get to this you know. this impulse to kind of tie
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every hot button issue to russia i mean now you're seeing it with with black lives matter with a trying to tie that you know russia was involved in propping up black lives matter and you know causing dissension into the into the you know the rush to get married it was kind of this ominous sign for our nation's public discourse journalist glenn greenwald mentioned this trend the interview with tucker carlson this week where they're talking about why mainstream media is continuing to go along with this i'll ask you sean why do you think mainstream media just kind of eats all this up. well i mean mainstream media. i think you can look at who owns it essentially it's a few corporations that are tied together to what is considered the establishment so that perspective is going to be you know we need an enemy as i said before we need an external enemy that we can then have more controls within our own population and a consensus. dictatorial power essentially within our own country but i would say that you know it's you seen it over and over where they've accused russia of doing things and then retracted it but the retractions are so minor that it's already
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it's too late so it was actually was russia for example like hacking the u.s. like tricity grid or attacking twenty one states and then it's like well the next day they say well actually that may not be accurate but it's like it's already made the announcement is truly right wolf. it's truly ridiculous sean thank you so much for joining us today all right as we go to break. don't forget to let us know what you think of the topics we've covered on facebook and twitter see our poll shows that are coming up part three of fascinating discussion with. daniel ellsberg and. brings us the latest twists in the opioid epidemic rampaging across the united states stateroom. every the world. the. world.
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according. to. mark twain said it's easier to fool people than to. that could be why america is so divided because people have been. paid for by corporate interests they beat you down until you believe. well he. here's a story for it's called big and it's full of. fiction. the reason p.b.s. series by ken burns in the vietnam war has drawn an overwhelmingly positive reception but does it really cover all we need to know about one of the most
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painful chapters in our nation's history for perhaps the first time in u.s. history the public came to see the glaring dissonance between what the government told its citizens and what was really going on behind closed doors from modeled reasoning to our for our involvement in the conflict to the outcomes and cost the government secretly foresaw the lies and deception fueling the vietnam war and there eventually eventually discovery by the public now help color how we perceive our government and our relationship with it earlier sean stone was joined by pentagon papers whistleblower daniel ellsberg to discuss just how much of this angle the p.b.s. documentary series failed to relay to the viewers the major thing that the film does not tell him which the public to this day i think is quite ignorant of is this that not only could we have ended it in fifty six had we agreed to the elections that the geneva had called for in one thousand nine hundred six film doesn't show
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that. and then again i think it could have ended if you had kennedy lived in sixty five. but people thought that after the tet offensive of sixty eight that was going to be ended quite that it was to be expected that it would be ended very quickly even before seventy three or before seventy five within a year or two by whoever was the next president especially if it was nixon actually he promised to get out and so forth to someone with inside information on the white house and i happened to be in that position because of my fact that i had worked even as a consultant to the nixon administration early in its term and i had friends in the white house specifically more help than was deputy henry kissinger i knew that the way to bet was that the war was not going to end until nixon was out of office either and then after four years or eight years that if he were reelected as he was
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the war was almost certain to go on and get larger than it was and six you know i'm in. throughout one thousand nine hundred eighty six in seventy seven the election year of seventy six and it might continue after that i think for a few people realize that that war. to an insider if you had the inside information the way to bet was not certainly but the way to bet the odds were that it would get much larger than it ever did get and it will go on longer than it did go on when nixon was reelected in sixty seventy two with a with a massive landslide. no one foresaw that he would be out of office in seventy four facing impeachment i think he didn't and no one did and that was almost as much of a miracle in the sense of something unforeseeable went unimaginable as the coming down of the berlin wall when it did or let's say mandela is getting to be president
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of south africa without a without a civil war. the ending of the vietnam war when it came was as unforeseeable to someone with the inside information not surprising to people on the outside they've been expecting it but they've been lied to they've been misled it's to mix in the intentions which were to continue the bombing after our troops were out and he was prevented from doing that really by our constitutional system actually working for a once the way it was intended. leading to his facing impeachment for crimes that he had committed and the antiwar movement played a major role in that process it would have gotten larger in particular in sixty nine hundred sixty eight if there if the president johnson in the nixon had not understood that he would be facing an uncontrollable and he war movement reaction if they did in large as they expected to do and later the pentagon papers and
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more than that nixon's fears that i would reveal truths about his own nuclear threats and his own plans for nuclear war which were there lead him to commit criminal acts to shut me up to silence me blackmail me or even quote incapacitate me. physically in one thousand nine hundred two. those acts were criminal and when they were exposed which was not likely to happen but did happen. it was not likely really that he would face impeachment but he did and critically to show just how one person can make a difference here. alex butterfield from the n.s.c. staff had been in the oval office and knew about the taping by nixon which almost no one else did know except halderman nixon erlichman his domestic counselor did not know it henry kissinger did not know it alex butterfield was almost the only person who could have revealed it was likely to reveal it and he chose to do that
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without that nixon would have stayed in office and the war would have continued it was hardly likely to bet that a good republican long term aide like alex butterfield would reveal that the watergate committee but he chose to do it in a period when he was feeling very hostile skeptical let's say to what he'd seen in the oval office as a republican but so in serving nixon but he was disgusted with the performance he was seeing and he chose to do that without that the war would have continued for years there probably would have been no offensive facing us air which would have rich would have been come back their power and thus. it's attributed to the unusual actions of a lot of different people fifty one hundred maybe. and it's unlikely very unlikely that that would lead to an ending of the war but it did happen and it shows
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a challenge to us that resistance to these policies nonviolent resistance is what what did it and truth telling is not guaranteed to have any effect either short term or long term but it can it's not impossible and that means it's up to us. after that i think that the exact message of stories like your own and many others that have come after you those one individuals who disobeyed those wanted to vigils or thought for themselves and challenged the system have been able to make history and that's not of no us might or sense in a substantial way so that right of my own for sure we need more chelsea manning who's in edward snowden's yes right now i'm certain for example that inside the government there are many written analyses of the disastrous effects of a good list a number of things of the climate the. moves that the president is making actually get in the civilization by dumping coal. c o two from coal burning it and oil into
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the atmosphere and opposing and bringing about manmade climate change which our president is actually denying in denial of the good from so but also the threats sim preparations for war with north korea. that's a course that would be a disastrous course of action for him to do i am certain certain allegedly from my experience that there are many written analyses inside the government that say that would be a disastrous course of action and be very specific as to just what would follow in the way of the destruction of the city of seoul probably of cities in japan very possibly a nuclear weapon in retaliation delivered by boat from north korea as a result of an attack on north korea or the successful decapitation of kim jong un who is a to be tyrannical ruthless leader who is not crazy not
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suicidal and will do anything to remain in power and i pretty confident that he's made provisions that if he is killed as we have prepared claim to do that there will be a fearsome retaliation for that illegal act by the way because no matter how bad he is the us has no right of regime change which is something we've been claiming for years essentially the essence of empire that we have a right to carry on our abilities to determine who governs other countries that is that is the definition almost of imperialism and that's what we are. yeah and it's exactly i call the vietnam war the lesson that we have not learned from that war that thank you so much for discussing that with me. it would appear this week the mainstream media thanks to the washington post sixty minutes and
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a courageous whistleblower and finally discovered what those most following independent news media have known for quite some time now but the united states congress big pharma and hundreds of thousands of pain prescription happy doctors and pharmacies around the country play a major role in the current opioid epidemic that is rampaging across the fifty states now artie's turn to be chavez brings us yet another wrinkle in the ongoing tragedy that we've been following from the very beginning. the use of that mill is especially prominent in staten island and in the south bronx but it is crippling communities all throughout new york because of the dramatic spike in overdose deaths in recent years it's everywhere it's we were that heroin is open there opiate addicts all over new york the suburbs and really all of the united states it's not an urban problem anymore it's it's everywhere so wherever opiate addicts are we see it's a synthetic painkiller originally used to help dying cancer patients which can be fifty to one hundred times more powerful than heroin and the drug is sweeping new
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york city streets special agent james hunt who is in charge of the new york division says the drug is driving a surge in overdose deaths just last month his agency along with the n.y.p.d. announced that as a result of two investigations authorities seized two hundred and seventy pounds of fennel heroin and cocaine with a street value of over thirty million dollars over one hundred forty pounds of that was fentanyl traffickers and now realize they can make more money with threaten alone than with her own so they've got to precedent to pills to resemble oxy cotton or percocet to fool the users think if you're getting some that's made a real you know or form a lab so it's kind of all of the last year or two from going just as like an out of the if to her when. to be unsold on its own to put into perspective exactly how dangerous this drug is if you take a look at this sugar packet if it were filled with fat no that would be enough to
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cause one hundred forty overdoses and the number of overdose deaths continues to increase according to the new york department of health in two thousand and sixteen more bronx residents died of drug overdoses in two thousand and sixteen than any other new york city borough three hundred eight people lost their lives that's more than double the number in two thousand and ten which was one hundred twenty eight fatal overdoses in the borough are now at their highest rates since at least two thousand and officials are attributing much of that rise to fentanyl recent rash of overdose deaths most them attributed to either horrible a strip mall or fed a lot of stolen being sold in a pill form or just sold on it's own is from last year there was one thousand three hundred seventy four drug overdose deaths four hundred thirty seven more than the previous year this marked the sixth consecutive year that overdosed us have increased and the problem goes far beyond the city borders of new york the centers of disease control estimates that more than twenty thousand american citizens lost
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their lives in two thousand and sixteen due to fennel and that number is rising at a dramatic rate right here of our citizens are being killed by fentanyl for my own family and our odds are coming out of the country in numerous ways including shipments from factories in china directly to u.s. customers who make those purchases over the internet and u.s. authorities are urging drug addicts to stick help the media leave because oftentimes the user doesn't know exactly how deadly that no could be reporting in new york trinity charges are two and laser on them ladies and gentlemen that is our show for you today remember everyone in this world we are not told you know most of the off the top wall i love you i am tyrrel been keep on watching those talks and i have a great day and night everybody. i've
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. you're watching our team america report. this. is my that's. basically everything that you think you know about civil society has broken down. there's always going to be somebody else one step ahead of the game. we should not be on the normalising. we don't need people that think like this on our planet. this is an incredibly tense situation. mark twain said it's easier to fool people than to. feel that could be why america is so
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divided because people have been fed can you just 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 the big and it's full fat nonfiction. donald trump wants to read all the u.s. tax code but first congress has got to agree on a budget resolution will either happen this year we're taking a look on this edition of. welcome to politicking on larry king president trump eager for a legislative victory ten months into his administration is touting his framework for reforming the u.s. tax code and another many details in the president's plan but it does call for
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a substantial reduction in the corporate tax rate and changes to individual tax brackets as well but no reform is going to happen until congress agrees on a budget resolution which could be held up by fiscal hawks within his own party like rand senator. paul not to mention opposition by the democrats will take a look at where the budget plan stands and how likely tax reform is to happen as outlined by the president but first a look at the proposed tax plan through the eyes of financial expert he's neil grossman managing partner and chief investment officer of t.k. n.j. capital frequent commentator on business and the markets and joins me here in studio in new york for discuss the tax plan the dow is up about forty five percent since trump took office he takes credit as he does a good well he's really get the blame if it wasn't i think you deserve some of the credit i think the general economic background was improving as he came into office
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and unemployment rate was falling earnings have been going up and non-u.s. economies were also starting to grow so there's an element of a positive framework which you can't ignore but was the curve happening well i think some of it was starting and i think you do have to give him. so the benefit of the doubt on things like reducing some of the regulatory issues. and you know trying to move toward some of these other proposals he certainly has motivated business people to be more to be more optimistic the further we go on without getting anything done i think will bring this more more into question. the secretary stephen munchen said tuesday the runner up is largely the run up is largely based on expectations of congress passing a major tax relief bill and failure to do so well have significant consequences is that right i think it will have major consequences how far it goes i don't know but i think the fact is that there is a lot of expectations on the corporate of individual side to get some fiscal
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stimulus in this economy your financial expertise so i'm not i'll get you have an opinion on something when no formal plan is proposed well i think you have enough of the basic frameworks out there to have some idea number one reducing corporate tax rate if you're going to reduce the corporate tax rate by five or ten percent that should provide money to corporations to invest to hire more people to pay people more so more salary and or other forms of compensation that trickle down well depends on how you do what is generally going to be something that word on is it not not what it hasn't worked as well as anyone would have thought i mean we've been in a fairly long period of relatively good economic productivity leaving aside the crisis i mean starting the mid eighty's you had a very long period fourteen fifteen years a pretty good economic environment and then you had the crisis and i think the crisis honestly was caused mostly by bad federal reserve policy over accommodation
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i think provided the basic framework for the type of over over risk taking the ran through this economy is such disagreement over this the basic tax proposal is that many on the left say it's going to benefit the rich and the on the right say it's going to help the middle class. or do you say well a couple of things number one and then depends on some of the major ways you want to look at this simple first of all tax implication will help everybody no matter which way you want to go so mitt reducing some of the brackets and i think probably taking away some of the. the doctor ability will be helpful. i think the suspect at the very high end depending where you will depends where you live if you live in new york or california i don't think you'll end up with a net tax reduction for example if they reduce the bracket but take away the deductibility of state local taxation if you live in florida it well i think anything that will help the middle class is probably
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a very good thing so i don't see why anyone should should should blanch at the idea of providing more stimulus and economic positivity for the middle class the bigger question i think what you want to we are talking about was what does that do for the deficit and that's where this sort of budget questions coming in and whether this type of plan is going to significantly increase and economists does it really well you know again i if you take a look at the definition of g.d.p. the two primary ingredients are private consumption per and and government consumption so in theory if you reduce the tax rates private consumption goes up but on the other side of the coin in theory the government has less to spend so there should be some functional offset in that i think private spending is probably more productive and efficient than public spending so there should be some positivity and then of course what's going to happen is that where the big argument comes is the government's really not going to spend less they're just going to borrow more and then and so the real argument is coming over whether you can
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produce you know in pell enough growth through the tax cuts to generate enough income to offset the negative in the negative impact of of incurring more deficit i would tend to go and suggest that the you're going to get less about them what you expect two titans of the business world one buffer than larry think have criticized the plan to slash the u.s. corporate rate said they don't think the current rate negatively and protect impacts competitiveness well. i'm going to focus on mr buffett for. i think every corporation out there probably has a different view right mr buffett in the in the in a regulated industry where he's one of the largest players and he's probably got some functional protection and maybe he will not find that lower tax rate generically helps them i'd also point out that mr buffett's career to my at least from my perspective has been an exercise in tax minimisation so he set up his
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business and ran it through a reinsurance company which gave them enormous tax benefits i think if you actually look at how mr buffett's paid himself over time you know he is structured as compensation to minimize you know the amounts of taxes paid in his lifetime and of course if you want to look at it and this is one of my favorite things i would actually look at getting rid of the charitable deduction or one of the reasons is the child abduction for companies and businessmen who are able to use appreciated you know stock means they pay no taxes and end up at the same position that happens to the charities well what i would do in that case interesting lee is and say this one thing's for i would say fairness the average person gets a tax bill and the government does what it wants mr buffett gets a tax bill gives it to charity and then does what he wants with the money and so what i would suggest perhaps is that will tell the government to get rid of direct . charitable deduction but tell every american you get to take ten percent of what you're paying in taxes and decide how you'd like to spend it whether it's for charities or for example let's say you happen to be pro-military and you want to
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see you know so you know soldiers and vets get more money or something that would let let let the individual be in you know the poor the the middle class individual be in the same position to direct how his it his money his tax money is being spent as the very wealthy person is short on time we were with me a few years ago on the release of your book generation what. in which you said basically there will likely be no into the home program such as social security left for millennia olds and generations behind them. still agree with that of course but they've been saying that the liabilities are growing and the bottom the bottom line is that someday you're going to wake up and buy one of the questions about the that they're talking about about the tax plan is it's not going to crease the deficit it's understand that's all relative to what to a trajectory of staggering increases in our liabilities they're not tell you they're actually going to be reducing those projected liabilities either so it's
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some point as the. the amount of money we spend on the benefit programs the increases in the u.s. economy becomes less and less efficient ultimately these things become of us we're all them socialists yes which i would i do do not like the idea i don't think you're as old as i'm flora thanks to neil grossman always great seeing him for reaction and more discussion on politics i'm joined now by john liberty a the former u.s. representative a republican of new york and the co-host of the revolution podcast and ben kissel radio host and political commentator he's co-host of the last podcast on the left is that bad. that's it do you agree what neil said on tax wolf i do you know what we listen about it was very good if you are able on way to go before it gets past the problem lot of processes have to go through here i think we have a long way to go with it donald trump needs to sell this thing as we were talking about previously before the show there's
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a lot of work to be done and at the end of the day the middle class are still looking for that tax break that's been promised of them through over the years and they're still desperate for it but larry the thing about trump is he's great at selling himself obviously sold himself into being president but the presidency is selling ideas and the public on a bill he never went on national t.v. for the health care bill. this one he's going to have to go to the country and explain to them why even need to have your congressman vote for those less so people whose critics have said he couldn't explain the health care bill. that's one of the massive problems he doesn't seem to have an understanding or desire to understand a lot of these more complex issues as it gives it is a disappointing to be a very you know but he's never been to you and i've known trump socially forever and donald trump is not ideological he's not a republican is not a conservative he's a trump and holmes over rockefeller republican when he was on. the you go there you
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go so how does that fit but the thing is it's ok the reason he's there is to disrupt shake up a system that the public thinks wasn't working and that he is shaking it up but whether it's going to make it work yeah absolutely i mean there's a difference between being. there's a difference between being unprincipled and pragmatic pragmatic can be very good pragmatism can be a really wonderful asset as unprincipled and i think that's what's so difficult for people to understand about and that's what you really can't understand in a gauge what's coming in the future we have steve bannon out there saying it's a war against the g.o.p. and then the next day we have done a meeting with mitch mcconnell saying that we're the best of friends which one is it you know what donald trump we're going to get on a daily basis and that's what the american people are constantly wondering and that's why we're living in this almost reality show s times as a republican to the gadfly john mccain. well there's a lot a lot of things with mccain obviously overwhelming all of this is the fact that
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he's dying of a terrible brain tumor and so you have to hold i think you shouldn't be criticizing a guy like that been a hero p.o.w. i. and i also think trump insulted him two years ago when he said my heroes were the ones who weren't captured that's a crazy statement to make by the way my heroes are the ones who are being a p.o.w. is sort of an honor thing and trump got on the wrong side of that absolutely you can disagree with john mccain on policy issues i think he's been a little bit too hawkish over the years but certainly you cannot discredit this man's military service and the undeniable love that he has for this country the attacks on him are personal because that's the only way that donald trump knows how to emote and it is unfortunate that these are the waning moments of his life because he deserves a lot more respect and he does deserve a lot better john the treasury secretary mr munchen said in the politico money podcasts the stock market will significantly drop if tax reform doesn't pass you agree i think it's likely that it's factored in to the fact that the markets since
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the election since trump and the republicans won last november. other than the election night starting the next day we've seen a huge increase in the market why is that. business government a business man is president and a republican congress and part of that is they factored in that regulations are coming off which they are and this tax reform thing on business especially is going to happen so it has to happen and i think it's going to happen if democrats i'm not going to support that oh absolutely that the democrats are what is the matter what they will not be doing anything and that is a problem with the democratic party currently they need to find a message and they need to find a quick because twenty twenty is right around the corner and if they really want to defeat donald trump and the republicans they have got to relate to those working class worrell individuals who is going to be the type article i believe that they would if possible yes absolutely without a doubt if you were to look at how wall street is doing if you look at the economy
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you would imagine that the person that must be in office should we be doing wonderfully in the radiance in the ratings or the polls rather and stealing the truck terms now but you look at thirty seven percent for donald trump it is a testament to his personality and to his lack of ability when it comes to governance and leadership because if you look at the numbers on wall street this guy should be doing well john have been stable i would us were in new york who will be back with more politicking right after the break. about your sudden passing i phone we just learned you were yourself and taken your last turn. here at the time to you as we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry. so i write these last words helps to put to rest these things that i never got my chance. i remember when we first met my life turned on each night. and my feeling started to change you talked about more and i can't see you still some are fond of you those
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that didn't like to question our art. and i secretly promised to never. like it said one does not need a funeral the same as one enters the mind gets consumed with death this one difference may speak to you because there are no other takers. to claim that mainstream media has met its make. here's what people have been saying about redacted in the night with us exactly just full on author of the only show i go out of my way to launch you know what it is they're really packed upon how to please yap is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same thing we are apparently better than booth nothing better to see people you never heard of love redacted tonight was the president of the world bank
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congressman john the bootie a and political commentator ben kissel were in new york regarding the obama kids especially made by lamar alexander and patty murray trump tweeted i am supportive of lamar as a person also the process but i could never support bailing out insurance companies who bait a fortune with obamacare what do you make of this you support this or not support he's done a reversal and one day he was for it and now he's against it sounds like john kerry of course he having probably read we never written out of an issue but i listen this thing is going to be i'm talking about politics. republicans are now going to own health care and every problem that one of your listeners or walk our viewers is going to have i can't get my insurance company my doctor they're going to blame the republicans now as a year ago they blame the democrats called trump care available actually of course
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another thing branded with the trump name it might fail like many other things branded with the trouble they just don't know it he does more spins than someone who is on dancing with the stars when it comes to his positions and changing his positions health care i do think there are some positive things if we could have health care shared between across state lines i think that would be quite beneficial for that i think the market can decide and i think we have to give people more options when it comes to health care but the way that it's going right now it just does not seem like it's going to be done because of g.o.p. obstruction along with democratic party of structure and we're going to get a short term do you think you know definitely a short term deal but whether they have to do this but the regular budget thing first before they legally can get to tax reform and they want to do tax reform this calendar year i can't imagine it it takes months to do these things because every lobbyist wants to get in they pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to change one comma in a paragraph that alters the interpretation you don't know so it's
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a big deal and many people would get in on it and i can't imagine that it's going to get done this year and you look at what's happening with the opioid epidemic as far as big pharmaceutical companies paying over one hundred four million dollars to politicians they're listening to the lobbyists as opposed to the constituents it's a massive issue happening in this country and the irony is if they do pass this health care it will be up right in time for the two to two thousand and twenty election and we'll see if it's a referendum on it how well the republican party is able to do well you think as you think those are right i do. i believe that health care is a right kind of me throw some and just to be looking forward i think that this health care thing where we're barreling towards is single payer national health insurance is you still dealing with trump was in favor of twenty years ago but two years ago in the beginning the campaign was asked and i think that where it's happening is bernie sanders is right as well he's got fourteen i think democrat
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co-sponsors but every democrat who runs for president in two thousand and twenty is going to have to go left and be for national health but you wouldn't do that was you know and you know what it will bankrupt you see it happening yes i'm saying politically it's coming i'm not quite sure if that's true one of the ironies with single payer is you would have to repeal obamacare and that is just simply not going to happen so i think there could be some more moderate voices in the democratic party coming up in twenty twenty and not even if i don't know that's willing to get it in either party that is tough to say i think that donald trump has changed it so much the pendulum has swung so far to this really bizarre kind of trump brand of conservatism mark cuban even oprah winfrey would be a relatively moderate person i you know and then of course you have your elizabeth warren's camilla harris as of the democratic party but we just don't know i want to see twenty different people with very unique ideologies. in all fairness your very forward looking to twenty twenty first comes twenty eighteen and and that is the
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next big test you know where this country is going will they rebuke republicans and lose the house and will trump read that as a rebuke or will he say aha i told the republicans of do what i told them to do they didn't do it screw on a that's not a rebuke of me it's a rebuke of them if he does that then twenty twenty a might run as an independent i rule out not really right might happen here in new york we had bloomberg lifelong democrat runs for mayor as a republican gets elected as a republican leaves the republican party runs as an independent election so it cannot. well and that's a great point twenty eight teen it's here are the election years here. you know we had the georgia six for a little while with john also if the democrats thought maybe this is going to be our guy did that work out in their favor really more out of alabama going against doug jones watching this race if if a democrat is able to win to fill jeff sessions former senate seat we vacated to become attorney general that would be
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a massive yellow does the band and that wing of the republican party give doug jones of prayer as of today forty two forty two really is that far out of the realm of of i want to i would i would just say rush rational if you and if you look at the some of the things that are coming out regarding this charities where he did take one hundred thousand dollars a year even more than that he said he didn't take any money my goodness is she a perfect representative of what steve bannon and that breitbart win of the republican party represents former republican congressman david jolly you know i've been on this show recently said that he hopes for a democratic takeover of congress to keep president trump in check your conservative. what would that mean if the democrats did take control while the house not the senate the first thing i think that happens is they look to impeach trump because i think the democratic base the voters hate trump and they want they'll push their congresspeople into the ground zero b.
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what well they could do the emoluments clause right away but by then you have to think muller will probably done his investigation right then and if muller comes up with pay dirt trumps and deep trouble and i know more my i know him through boarding school and all mauler is the single most outstanding character of a human being of you to many he is too bright so he is the anti trump he's right trump is out bragging about you know my vietnam and all those playboy behavior in new york mohler is mr straight arrow and if he finds that he's going to pursue it. why bother even talking about democratic party structure it's coming from within the g.o.p. the call is coming from within the house steve bennett is the one who has declared war on the party that donald trump is currently leading of the thirty four people up senators up nine are republican steve bennett has already won with roy moore and z's got eight more chances to prove that his version of the conservative ideology
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is correct so who knows what happens if nothing seems to have hurt with his base correct it's only maybe thirty eight percent but his base the one set of issues someone off if they have you how badly will you be hurt if it comes out that the mother of the green brain is correct. well let heard him in not enroll america which would be raise the flag no i don't think it well i think that nothing breaks that group away from donald trump do you know what's interesting i do you host a fox news radio and the only times i've gotten trump supporters to sort of waver their support for him is when it comes to the military and when it comes to religion they do believe i've had multiple christian callers who voted for donald trump say that he almost is anti christ which was really very heated rhetoric coming from these people so i think that those actually if you continue to go down
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that road with the military with sort of co-opting religion those are things that are very personal to people and i do think that that could override the base at larry why are we why is he getting in mash a year ago with mr mrs come on you know saw him gave his life for the country muslim and now four guys die in the air but we're getting into a controversy over the one that's black and we're having this controversy when all we ought to be doing is saying to that mother and wife your boy is a national hero and the pair of the family ought to be in the white house getting a hug from the president hands kind of phone going well it's the dog whistle politics of our time. why does he the unknown so many why does he get involved in minutia how does he let it's would be simple he's unfocused you know and also having been you may not remember me but when i was young i was a congressman i led the way on this insulting people i did it i got
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a lot of attention it's the easy way to get people to say almost and i attack to paul naylor. in the long run it doesn't work because you anger people you build up enemies chris christie did it new jersey started out very popular attack oh it's a breath of fresh air by the end of his governorship he's the least popular elected official in this country and that's the road the trump is on a you know what are you insulting mitch mcconnell who gave you neil gorsuch why we insulting average why we insulting bob corker who you voted for secretary of state why are you why insult anybody did reagan insult anybody larry he won out any made people like him and i don't really go bomber of never well you know that's the that's one of trump's strengths right he's the counter puncher right. the reason that he goes back to what you were talking about with this maneuver these cultural conflict or the culture war he believes that he is one if you look at the n.f.l.
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kneeling scandal for example or controversy rather he believes that he wins on those with if you look at it that way if you look at what he says were saying never christmas again he believes he wins on that if you look at the confederate statue controversy in charlottesville he believes he wins on that so that's why he constantly goes back to these sort of superficial peripheral issues because those are where he thinks he's getting is done because. are you concerned what he might do to the north korea. not particularly i don't think we're going to do anything i think that unfortunately the policy of north korea is we're going to get a nuclear warhead on an i.c.b.m. that they've spent thirty years developing it nothing's going to deter them from getting it we can't stop them from getting it and we're going to wake up one of these days and they're going to have it and trump will be president not trump fault it's nobody's fault that country wants to be in the new year then what nothing will
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just sit here like we've sat with russia for fifty sixty years they've got them we've got a rational mind say we can't use them and i don't i think believe it or not the government of north korea is rational they want these weapons to deter anybody from attacking them obviously the era of strategic patience is over and rightfully so it didn't work we're consulate trying to figure out the carrot on the stick and there's just been no great compromiser and it hasn't it has not worked when it comes to north korea what donald trump does calling him rocket man referring to kim jong un talking about how they can wipe them off the face of the planet that plays perfectly into state run media in north korea plays right into kim jong un's narrative that the west is against them it plays right into kim jong this is that the united states wants to destroy us as a nation so i do think i agree with you that we i do not believe nuclear war is on the horizon any time soon but i do think that rhetoric is dangerous but you know
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i'm on this dangerous general but you'll know that something's going to happen when we start evacuating the two hundred thousand americans who live in south korea we have to take them all out and we have to put more military assets in the region neither of which has happened and of course china wants north korea to stay exactly where it is and they don't want to to be on their border so ira that's not a thank you sixty of my pleasure thanks we have tonight a day of thank you for joining me on this edition of politicking remember you can join the conversation on my facebook page or tweet me at kings things and don't forget use the politicking hash tag and that's all from new york for this edition of politic. about your sudden passing i've only just learned you worry yourself and taken your last to bang turn . your act caught up to you as we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry but only i could so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest these things that i never
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got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each breath. but then my feelings started to change you talked about war like it was again still some are fond of you those that didn't like to question our ark and i secretly promised to never be like it said one does not leave a funeral the same as one enters the mind it's consumed with death this one quite different i speak to you now because there are no other takers. to claim that mainstream media has met its make. her. i'm a trial lawyer i've spent countless hours poring through documents that tell the story about the ugly side of the. corporate media written uses to talk about the
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current writers running what i'm going to pay a clear picture about how disturbing powerful drug corporate conduct as we call them are. these are stories that no one else are into a market story or close to the american or western. i. i. i. i i. welcome to redact to deny the. camp today my guest is a candidate running for mayor of the small farming town of new york city his name is mike tolkien and if you're in new york city and you still haven't heard of him that's because he's been blocked out of the debates and most of the mainstream
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media coverage however so many of our of him and he's saying some interesting stuff having a candidate who i it's understandable though that he's that he's been blocked out because having a candidate who is left of the incumbent democrat bill de blasio. that really good good for the democratic party so why not block him out of the supposedly open election system mike told good has a lot of good ideas for the biggest city in america and it was a pleasure to have him here and let you hear some of them even if the corporate media doesn't think you should here's my conversation with my talking like thanks for joining me thanks for having me so you're running for mayor in new york city the election is a few weeks away on november seventh it seems to me that the mainstream media and the people running the debates there in new york are. terrified of voters
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you know terrified they might actually hear about you hear about your campaign can you talk about what's happened to you so far with your efforts to get in the primary debates and then again in the general election debates. sure i mean it certainly seems that way that there is a concerted effort to keep us out of the process in the primaries the democratic primary some registered democrat we were kept out of two debates both debates that are officially sanctioned by the new york campaign finance or an arm of the government both times the campaign finance board qualified us and the new york one and then c.b.s. arbitrarily kept us out and this is never happened before you've never had a candidate that's qualified that has been proactively kept out of the process of giving independent media they give you a citizen. no reason the first time they broadcast live on t.v. just a single statement that said we're not inviting michael told him because he's not part of the campaign finance matching program is that it which essentially means
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that i didn't take government dollars i fundraised myself and then they added some arbitrary statement about not having a visible presence on the campaign trail which is both factually incorrect if you look at our website in the events that we participated in throughout the campaign but also an arbitrary requirement i mean we've gone about this campaign in tire lee unconventionally by design because we know that we need to change the way we do things we need fresh approach is we need big ideas and so our campaign is about leveraging new media social media digital media which has by far the greatest reach and by far the greatest return on our investment in terms of time effort and capital and and we've taken a a content focused approach meaning it's less about paying for advertising and more about creating content that captures our policy proposals in very digestible short
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form video content all of which is on our website in our social handles and that way we don't need to make a syndicate out our message people will do that for us because we have really compelling ideas and ideas travel much farther and much faster than any sort of paid advertising and then most recently we were kept out of the first general election debate with mayor de blasio two of his opponents one of which is in the exact same situation that i am in he has names bowed you know and he. was not part of the campaign finance matching program either and they they invited him to participate so again it's unprecedented in terms of not allowing someone into the debate arbitrarily and without any sort of reason or rationale but then on top of that they violated their own rules their own arbitrary rule. and so a lot of this is going to start coming to the surface in the next couple of weeks yeah and i watched a few minutes of that debate it was you you almost seem lucky to have not been there it was fun madness now let's go to bill that was thank you very much you know
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sometimes. if i had been the potato field like. i say i do. he promised everything. i write down would be rid of the don't we should he's got what a big box guy he's given the money there's a lot. going on but this day on elections here for one more second you know we saw lot of these kind of games these are not with the debates but with the actual election with bernie sanders this election fraud that went down one hundred thousand likely berner of bernie voters were purged from the rolls and in brooklyn alone alternately people were fired over that do you have much faith faith in the in the n.y.c. election system and if you were elected how do you think you'd change it. i have
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very little faith it's not no faith i have very little faith because the entire system is corrupt it's designed to protect itself and everyone in it from the mainstream media that is has an endless list of of conflicts of interest in terms of having a profit motive having other arrangements with the city. so i think the establishment media the establishment and government has a stranglehold on the process and you know i i came into this pretty ignorant about the degree to which the corruption existed i think a lot of other people many of which you know i have been in government warned me about this process warned me that the democratic machine would crush me and i went into this thinking you know we're going to do everything right we're going to play by the rules we're going to focus on ideas and substance i'm not going to criticize my opponents in fact i was defending de blasio often throughout the trail and and so it's been an incredibly eyeopening experience and
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a very unfortunate way that said the one thing that i do believe is is still intact is the voting itself and while many people are completely disenfranchised from the process those that are able to vote those that cast a vote i do believe that their votes are being counted that they're being counted accurately and fairly. and so from that standpoint it's really important that regardless of what you hear in the press in the media regard liss of the narrative that's been set by the people who claim to know more than we do who claim to you know to have this insider access to information and that's why they're sort of framing the viable candidacies rather than listen to those people i think it's really important that people make up their own minds do their own research to the extent they're able to there's plenty of content and get into the voting booths on november seventh because that vote does matter. absolutely and speaking of social
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injustice another factor of that is the the police the police state i lived in new york for twelve years the comps are pretty awful even though the races practice of stop and frisk has been been tapered off how would you say the police the police state still needs to change the new york. well i think it starts from the top i'm not going to criticize any individual because i think it's the problems are systemic and cultural and institutional and so if we're serious about addressing this issue we need an entire cultural shift we should be policing ourselves or policing our own people we should be protecting we should be focused on in the criminal justice system rehabilitation we should be focused on identifying what are the drivers of crime and in most cases it is economic injustice it is the fact that people are so desperate for for for food or for shelter or for a pack of cigarettes that they're forced to go and commit
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a crime and then you know they're they're pushed into the criminal justice system in a very unfortunate way you know rikers island is obviously a tremendous blemish on our city and. i'm hopeful that we will all shut down rikers within our first term actually within the first four years but we do need to be reorienting our systems around empathy and compassion and if you're looking at someone on the street and you're not able to see what their life is like in its entirety if you're just looking at a moment in time i think you're doing injustice to the situation because nobody acts i don't think anyone is born evil i think people have mental health issues i think that they've been hurt in a variety of ways i think they've been kept back economically i think they've. they haven't been afforded an opportunity to elevate themselves out of poverty and so when you look at all these things in aggregate it becomes a lot clearer what our problem is and again it's an economic problem but you know
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to go back to your specific question about sort of this police state and the culture of the n.y.p.d. again we need much greater compassion we need community elected officers people should be true seeing the people that are representing them and protecting them we need to integrate new technology like body can switch. no the mayor is in support of as well as a variety of other tools and techniques and i think the broadest point here is that we need to be experimenting with new approaches to the ways we've been doing things in terms of policing ourselves are not working there are too many people that are unfairly victimized through no fault of their own and we have to deal with our reality the reality is people are being shot unnecessarily and that's preventing us actually from getting to the heart of the problem which as i said is an economic one. largely agree with the almost everything you said although you said no one is born evil i've met some babies that i'm pretty sure were born evil. will agree to
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disagree with. you talking about you know where all these evil babies are talking about. babies and babies of the worst. they're going to team up and take over. but you talk about you know seeing the world out of someone else's eyes and you know living in their in their shoes and understanding where they're coming from you lived and slept on the street for a week you said to better understand the plight of the homeless what's a little bit tell us a little bit about what you learned and did you invite the other candidates was blasio out on the on the park bench with you. who was not with me and i did reach out to. so unfortunately i think it was a missed opportunity on his part to elevate the issue with me just clarify i actually did this twice the first time was earlier in the year when i first started our campaign and i didn't mention it to anyone i didn't even tell my family i did
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it as authentically as i could again this is a simulation so i don't pretend to have the complete experience that somebody is go who's you genuinely homeless is going through but i wanted to like any other i come from the private sector i start companies and like any other. the program that i've started i throw myself into my research to try and get the the closest possible first hand experience and so i slept on the streets i jumped from couch to couch friends acquaintances and got a lot of information it really did help to understand the psychology of people going through. through this this crisis. i was able to inform more comprehensive robust plans which we published on our site in terms of addressing our homelessness crisis and again the underlying issues of economic injustice and most important it gave me the opportunity to meet new yorkers
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directly to hear their stories to be able to humanize the problem and so the second time i did this was with a very clear objective to elevate the issue i wanted the media to cover it i wanted people to be aware of how massive this crisis is sixty thousand people sleeping on our streets twenty three thousand of which are children children who were just born into this no fault of their own about a third of our of our homeless population has some form of a mental illness and so as we start to talk about the problems in a much more humanized way i think it's easier for the public to realize how devastating this problem what it would have something concrete you think can be done. well the first thing is we need to abolish our entire shelter system which is unsafe in attic with and and ultimately perpetuating the problem and we need to replace it with end to end rehabilitation program we call that program and when i
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see life and basically we're going to be creating safe interim housing with comprehensive health care including mental health care for those who need it with child care you know all parents are getting themselves back on their feet and most important with job and vocational training so that we're not just getting folks off the street but we're actually helping them to rebuild their lives to get a skill that's you know monetize all in the job market place and to ultimately get their family to a point of stability so that they are financially independent that's what everyone wants nobody wants to be dependent on the city or on the state people want their independence and in every way including financially and so it's our job as a society to help them get there you know i'm basically i'm impressed with anyone who takes it upon themselves to run for office without the massive corporate democrat or republican machines behind them i think we need more people like
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yourselves getting involved in the system whether they have that that corporate backing or not but i represent a much larger audience of people that for the most part been invisible to our government and to the people that are leading our city and i think it's about time that those voices are heard and with social media and digital media with people feeling young people being mobilized and for the first time in their lives sort of rolling up their sleeves and becoming very civically engaged now is the time for this sort of generational shift in terms of mindset in terms of the people that come into government and i just happen to be fortunate to be in this position right now but i. as you can probably tell i'm not a politician i don't enjoy the process of politics but i do enjoy government i do enjoy problem solving and i think that's that's what this is should be all about
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well that's really great if there are people out there watching right now who want to help out your campaign in these last couple weeks what's the best way to do that . you can come to our site tolt in for mayor doc on c o l k i n and we have a sign up form there we have over two hundred volunteers now so we are we're looking to build the broadest possible ambassador program and if people want to participate and join and have their voice heard please please please come to our site if for nothing else let us know what government's doing wrong so that we can help solve it all right my tolkien thank you so much for joining us thank you if you go to a quick break but i have a live comedy shows coming up in richmond virginia berlin germany portland oregon and washington d.c. you can get tickets or vote for your own city at redacted tor dot com i'll be right back with a lot more. for
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decades the american middle class has been railroaded by washington politics. big money for it has drowned out a lot of voice that's how it is in the new culture in this country now that's where i come in. i'm michel. martin america i'll make sure you don't get railroaded you'll get the straight talk in the break. but it will.
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do colonies still exist. rico's treated as one as are annoying calling calls an online possibly toll on them account for ornament on a portal three call us you know the look and i knew well once it doesn't make. the island is controlled by the us government and some puerto ricans crave independence journal it was the almighty god you know it was going about on a. good at either election but i'm going to sort of randomly go over that again again waiting in the earliest. still many do wish to join the us hundreds more leave every day knowing. that i'm a long way from mania. beings. with the country at a crossroads for anger on the island is on the rise.
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welcome back i want to go now to some standard c.n.n. coverage of what's going on in north korea and how we need to protect our national security but before i can i can play that clip i have to show you which cut more commercial played right before the c.n.n. clip as part of the c.n.n. clip when i tried to watch it online this is. you start with an ad for shell oil and then talk about how we need national security you know other business has caused more death and destruction and measuring in this world both the humans and dolphins
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then the oil and gas business they are. the worst so to have to take a little c.n.n. clip on how north korea is threatening a missile strike just after an ad for shell oil is. like having a segment on how important it is to just be genuine and be yourself and just just know you are just after an ad for plastic surgery and botox and limp implants. spray on tan or maybe a strap on dildo. polar opposite. anyway now play the c.n.n. clip the u.s. and south korea will be kicking off with yet another round of joint military exercises these are naval drills and we know the north korea has been very unhappy lately because the u.s. deployed a nuclear submarine to the region they've deployed an aircraft carrier to the
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region these naval drills kick off yes north korea has been on a happy. they've also been a happy because our president is a lunatic and some like c.n.n. doesn't know that they talk about they don't know what an uninformed man-boy trump is that's what c.n.n. is made of that's all they do that is the beans in their beanie baby that is all they are like like how much can they trash trump a lot of it rightfully so and then and not then go maybe north korea's got a point maybe they're justified in not understanding what the this guy is doing you can't let c.n.n. you can't have it both ways you can't you can't point out how drama trump is and then also be allies but north korea is just listen to him and do what he said as
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because he leaves a great nation around and also he lies blatantly all the time i mean to just say the last but days to. go back to him you can't have it both ways. and speaking of. i want to i want to move on his secretary of exxon mobil rex tillerson who was on jake tapper's show on c.n.n. and i had a problem from just immediately secretary thompson thanks so much for joining us we appreciate it a pleasure joe we appreciate it i think the beginning of this interview should be i am sitting across from vomitus pottle of filth in a nag tie a former c.e.o. of one of the largest most destructive criminal cobol's in the world
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exxon mobil it sickens me mr tillerson to be in the same room as you the smell alone is on fire a ball and thanks for taking the time dad should be the beginning of that interview and so ok so now jake tapper's about to ask a question think about all of the problems in the world that you could ask the secretary of state about everything from from from question about our global military had gemini to to our ship to africa to where all our soldiers are now being killed their habit to climate change and the devastation of our cities due to the heating up of the planet and exxon mobil is one of the biggest culprits of why out there were tons of things to press the secretary of state on go for it tapper b.b.c. news reported that you were frustrated with president trump over the summer and you
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called him a moron is it true did you call him or did you call him a moron that had soon question. it's like having george soros or robert mercer in front of you the people funding our oligarchy of oppression having them sit down with you and then go and do you like pop tarts a lot of people have speculated you do know and you know your diet is very important to us just we need more into the strawberry like them around sugar when we get to the bottom of this who. have television called trouble moron first of all if we did it we all know he's right of course trump is a moron and if he didn't then he's at least thinking his kind of moron and if he's not thinking he's a moron then we really have
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a problem because that means the secretary of state is a hit it's also tellers of dodges the question which who gives it to who we've got the question again and finally tapper moves on to the next question maybe it maybe to be about. the fact that five people now have the same amount of wealth as the bottom fifty percent of the world and does such breathtaking inequality perhaps add to armed conflict around the world do you think that plays a part as that baby for a little lighter fluid on the fire stall little louve on the penetration does it does it take it away taps i want to ask about senator bob corker who said something about you he said the president has quote castrated you before the world stage that's his word not mine what's your response to that senator corker said you
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didn't have. how do you respond to that you asked three questions about calling someone a moron and now you are asking him how it feels to be called to you nick. is this like the blooper reel for access hollywood no not ok one more chance one more chance jake tapper for the fly and lob a fly and ask an important question and you don't want to say anything about the senate senator calling sit beside us and you've been dealt it before the world and that's not anything that bothers you a chicken fully intact you asked to gather three questions about moron and two questions about judo not. this is possibly the most put static display of journalism i think i've ever seen and although rex tillerson is acting just made at this line of questioning this is actually why the ruling elite
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love c.n.n. and all the corporate media they know they won't be asked anything important they know that that even if pressed even they have pushed even if they think you dodged the question it will still be something completely lacking in substance it will be the grand charade of nothingness nonsense and a nonevent vapid useless bread and circuses and pop tarts smeared across the screen like a dog but scooting across a carpet to cover any issue of substance as long as america is arguing about whether rex it called donny a mean name as long as we're we're brought down to this juvenile trivia no one is talking about the continued pillaging of the world by wall street by bankers by big pharma by the military industrial complex it's all just covered over
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nobody is mad. about your sudden passing i've only just learned you worry yourself and taken your last wrong turn. you're out caught up to us we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry suddenly i could so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each breath. but then my feelings started to change you talked about war like it was again still some are fond of you those that didn't like to question our arc and i secretly promised to never be like it said one does not leave a funeral the same as one enters the mind gets consumed with death this one quite different i speak to you now because there are no other takers. to claim that
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mainstream media has met its make. believe. that. you believe it even if your lives as you can judge it will shit that it will just sit there shouldn't be very funny little girl he knew that she can't really get it is illegal to. get it. here a. lot us has a stronghold for puerto rico's independent voters.
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you might. want to. the caribbean island which was annexed by the u.s. in eighty ninety eight is about to elect a new governor. many young people have turned out before. ruth wants to make us a. little but to get enough. you must elect to seventy percent that's. trying. to look at him look at least in the long run. the new law has been passed bringing austerity measures to overcome the crisis. a federal american board is supposed to
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govern puts a rico. dog is the independent candidate she's determined to defy washington in many view the federal board is a humiliation. is doing something can be overlooked that means it is set up i would have simply look at this ability to be taken to multiple second look at. the ceiling get easier the system to displease us still get uppity and this is. a desolate area yes it needs to do something about the economy and if i can't give something up on this. other part of the us as poverty and debt levels as high as puerto. good.
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i didn't. like. how. it would be. like i. was putting. his paralyzed public debt is sixty six billion euros i record in the history of the united states. to its status as a free associated state doesn't have the same rights as other states that's why it's not allowed to declare bankruptcy. that's the paradox of put a rico its citizens are american but the territory is treated differently.
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to pay back its debt to american creditors. since that announcement. of the federal . washington. in the coming.
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privatizing public institutions tax increases strikes by officials. middle class children are affected the most. is guarding the camp tonight oh.
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the future. the country's biggest public university has announced another round of budget cuts
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students and lecturers have been affected by austerity for five years the university already owes five million euros no one was able to see the look of the modern now let us see this you know many years i was. sitting there when i see that i was here and i think other senior editor five or so i thought it was a sea dive but i certainly feel nothing children only receive i get that when no god. was nothing of the only to. be counted in my not so much as it wasn't. looking like the last. thing i looked at it was a thing that i was. little i. was like a. leaf i was. five twenty three and no
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longer receives a university scholarship. to complete our studies she had to take out a six thousand dollars loan. i wanted to see. the same percentage of their citizens. this was beginning to like it inside. the public university isn't the only one affected by the austerity policy. fifty kilometers from the capital school had to shut down in twenty forty and her aunt was a teacher that. she still has the keys to the school. ok now you're kidding i think not a little gadget down the window to say. you.
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and i solved it on my planet the sun doesn't pass and you get lost at sea and i'm. going. to go get into this. whole. one that again you know i have a lot of it out there i don't know a lot of these. couples a lot of what the beagle i don't know about. is . when we're going to use out most. of the daily month. outside on there would be enough you know pasta. before. we talk about the moment to plant i have to give you i try to see i don't know don't you think we need to and can we were you know how you know maybe it's. my little
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secrets audio tape on top of his unite the broken stick with us so you know. because of its debt the government has already closed down one hundred fifty schools on the island off of the spread so far worried about the future. symbols and quite a lovely idea to see them on. a test and get to see this our young bought him they . bought up in a don't buy pro in a. tyson localizing. he says will. the school closures have added to. i please village now seems empty.
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the capital industry and tourism had long been the. development engine. but eradicating tax benefits for american companies drove the ricoh into crisis its unemployment is twice as high as the usa is. how do you know. how they don't want them. to repay our student loan idly as a social worker. potato is a week she helps seniors in need. and when you add them along that.
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he. is sixty eight years old and he doesn't receive a pension he still works as a painter. was not. going to. work. i know we're not going to get it so i mean we're there we're in the in the early years little several hundred there's only gain so this is still going to be down
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below a dam boy it's a prolific idea on total c.d.'s day i'll sort of be in the ten men down to the level of say maybe out it's not like i say bottle and they damn i need to get up little johnny's are simply going to demand the impulse put in a given month they will tell him put something close to enough to do things they don't want to know but only thing. i'm going to do just that you're watching all of your. question. all the world's a stage and all the news companies merely players but what kind of parties are n.t.
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america play r.t. america offers more r.t. america offers more. in many ways a news landscape just like the few real moves big names good actors bad actors and in the end you could never own your own. so much parking place all the world's a stage all the world's a stage all the world's a stage and we are definitely a player. watching the hawks founded by three young americans who love their country but we have to constantly question our government watching the hawks brings the stories the given. voice of the voice as we dig a little deeper we get the stories that the average one else is afraid to touch is afraid to talk about because they don't want to upset their corporate sponsors or
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interrupt their government access now is the time more than ever but we made to question more. we're in this post truth world burn world we're going to have to matter again it's about educating people and giving them contacts instead of telling them what they can dialogue is far more valuable than to be. the mission of news with it is to go to the people tell their side of the story our stories are well sourced we don't hide anything from the public and i don't think the mainstream media in this country can say you know i think average viewer knows that r.t. america has a different perspective so that we're not hearing one echo chamber that mainstream
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media is constantly spewing. we're not beholden to any corporate sponsor no one tells us what to cover how long the coverage or how to say it that's the beauty of archie america. we give both sides we hear from both sides and we question more that journalists are not getting anything get a new way to bring it home to the american people. thank. you young lecturer giovanni is handing out hot meals on the rio piedras campus. there's a long line he hands out hundreds of meals every day and. we're
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. going to see that again with the end. of the program on him. going to be a lot of. the flamenco phenomena for him and. also. ruth and adrian the two young activists here as well. again. and. really easy to have been able to get. a. couple number we haven't. really.
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this year ruth wasn't able to find a job she lives on three hundred fifty euros in public assistance. by. the chemical our society going to from the moment. going to going to think oh man. people will be in. you know.
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a few hours later the city comes to a standstill. the island experiences a power outage. at the university counseled. the public electric company is the business with the biggest to put a rico. power outages have affected rural areas. even.
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without. ruth has lived in this fifteen square meter room with a roommate for a year it's the best solution of someone. just as high as in american cities. but i'm sorry mate. i'm a hard person from alaska. i mean. obviously. they're afraid that the power outage might last several days. ruth and her roommate
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want to buy food are. still open thanks to a standby generator. that. you know. from your. input to rico everything is more costly than in the u.s. on average twenty percent. or requires that the. american ships. blessing for the u.s. much of navy which supplies percent of all food.
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without this law will put a rico could save a billion dollars a year. this year a new austerity measure was added. to settle its debts the island increased consumer tax. seventy percent to put to rico's public debt is in american investment funds. which received tax benefits for the loans. and you action group has denounced the island's colossal debt for several months its speaker rebuttal by god and blames the us for much of it was a good i mean most of. us are annoyed on only calls and they really dial in that
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i'm able to have on the same call. by example mark. seemed. only on the portal for equal. and i knew a lot of seats and they could receive another. rebuttal by guns initiative is seeking to cut the debt it's trying to prove that it all came a belt illegally. love once it was in the puerto rico prohibit every time they want to monitor and i know . that all. sarah. bill that i see on. all of them think will see almost as. oh yes very let people see. can the dead be partially canceled. in the meantime the crisis is worsening.
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a few kilometers from the capital ruth with it's a grandmother. carbon is ninety and lives in her house alone. she's been a social worker a whole life. as. you. know and feel as from a pension the public pension fund is emptier. you're only one of the nothings young gay you have a lot of right. to be here. you're pulling in seeing young and then but i hated by michael me but i'll tell. you no
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rule. that you're going to add a. new one most of comments children who fled the crisis by moving to the us. instead enjoying. ok. in most. new york time being doing going over to my gay yes i mean where do you go. but i like update i'm going to freak on. the part but it was never going to make it a lot but oh yeah then you hit it pretty good i guess we have one but you know no way larry going off on me we are better i mean. yeah. yeah i. guess we give these things. better only very welcome but don't recall whether we've. got other get our own way
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this english on the letter you're going to know but by. then any. better i mean well the. man who asked us to look in puerto rico is. an american passport is the last resort thought ruth doesn't like a tall gentleman will see it oh my god you know. what i know. either like that i mean what i mean we're going to get in your game where you can put the last. seen don't you think you know we're looking up. only a few shows a dream of independence. the american pulse bulge triumphs. more and more put a recurrence a leave the island actor is among the players waiting for his flight from san juan
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airport. to. model. failed. every day two hundred put a recount migrate to the u.s. it's the greatest migration crisis in the island's history. in case you're new to the game this is how it works the economy is built around corporate corporations run washington the washington post media the.
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voters elect the businessman to run this country business if. you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. 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 a 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 fiction.
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i think the average viewer just after watching a couple of segments understands that we're telling stories that our 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 artie's able to do that every story is built on going after the back story to what's really happening out there to the american what's happening when a corporation makes a pharmaceutical chills people when a company in the environmental business ends up polluting a river that causes cancer and other illnesses they put all the health risk all the dangers out to the american public those are stories that we tell every we can you know what they're working. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the us is it just full on awesome deal the show i go out of my way to lunch you know what it is that really packs
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