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be a man poses a significant threat and his speech is encourage acts of terror and we discuss the issue with a number of analysts. people who come into the united kingdom you know france the european union have to sign up to the values of tolerance and respect respect for different faiths different ways of life it wasn't any kind of laws within europe freedom of movement of free speech he wanted to deny people that the issue is you can't be talking about freedom of speech and integrity and then silence people i will defend your right to free speech but when that free speech is the supreme oh the denying of all those their rights the nuts when the actual boundaries because stopped because you cannot say to somebody you have free speech well that in that free speech you're trying to deny all the people that i'm one of the problems we've got is what we don't see our justice system being dealt with properly and dealing with i don't know is just this is to get on with we see
a number of extremists who are involved in terrorism or supporting terrorism now behind bars the justice system is working because those people have been caught and be put behind bars we've got the extremists here who we cannot deport but to their own countries so you seen consists not if you demonize muslims if you denies muslims and islam and you call is a cancer and you call this cockroaches that's all think should be called out. so more than one and a half million tickets have already been snapped up for the feast of football that is the world cup which kicks off in rusher in less than two months figures show the largest amount of foreign found heading over are from the u.s. and despite their team regrettably failing to qualify english fans meanwhile have only bought around thirty thousand tickets fuelling speculation the current tensions between russia and the u.k. might be putting people off the number of reports in the british media of late have claimed any fans who travel over won't be safe. the reason given is the supposed
threat posed by russian hooligans however a naughty dog has been exploring if the situation's any different elsewhere in europe football beasts premieres next week on the documentary channel for now a quick preview. you never know what's around the corner never know what's in the company to use that excitement effect now if that's where the adrenalin must come from. and the violence is a part of it and it's almost a schizophrenia gang culture if we can do all these things and behave quite badly. i mean stabbed it up i read storm. eleven
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room the police a. real slug on the slip. punish me and infirmed. will get done policy for the starts. coming in these and there's a thief stealing and you know it's constantly evolving and. just on a quarter past here in moscow still trying to come on the program could the u.s. state of texas make a bid for freedom from the rest of the country and certainly trying to do so we'll give you details after the break.
join me every thursday on the alec simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. the way the system should work is that every stock bond security underwritten by wall street or any bank in america one percent should be carved out and put into social security so that americans whether they have jobs as minimum wage workers or
whether they're c.e.o.'s all across the spectrum everyone gets to participate in this thing called the american economy because if you don't all the stocks are not part of the american economy. most definitely wasn't a victim. of any kind of. person because it would destroy the person could have to be two years flotus exchanges sort of concern and they depend on it because they certainly have to get their people thank you to they get into trouble. and.
it is good if you join us today a group of texans is fighting against the very notion of the united states of america by wanting independence a new book explores the practicality of texan independence and we spoke to its author who claim momentum is building for a so-called texas. if you really want to drill down to why texas has had such an increase in support over the last decade it really boils down to one think texans are sick and tired of being governed by one hundred eighty thousand pages of federal laws four hundred forty separate agencies in two and a half million and elected bureaucrats at the core texans believe that the best people to govern taxes are texans this idea that somehow this political and economic union called the united states of america can be fixed is a myth it is a fallacy what we have seen is any attempt to repair or reform the federal union
has been met with nothing but lip service and outright insult and outrage here in texas the texas nationalist movement was formed back in two thousand and nine in a sense gained more than three hundred fifty thousand support as it actively campaigns for an independence referendum and once restrictions on government spending it is bad to resist further economic integration with the u.s. now according to polls more than half of independents supporters of republicans so we took to the streets of texas to see what locals think about a potential tax it. now . that's a good are good out there in the pens definitely you know. i. mean if you know that we rely on the rest of the country you know something you are right if you take it from a market. you don't really like you know we've had this discussion effect texas and
did it. for year spin many people gave their lives for us here. because you have so many. you know ethnic groups that. you know as well as you know in california i think they said that. it's not going to happen it's not going to happen or you. don't get over it will be good. for us the democratic party has launched a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the russian government alongside wiki leaks and the trunk of the alleged meddling in twenty sixteen's presidential election. takes a closer look at the long and the latest twist in this. running saga. you might be thinking why the need for a law suit exactly how many probes can there be on alleged russian interference in the u.s. two thousand and sixteen actions so let's count welfare slaves as the special
counsel investigation led by former f.b.i. director robert mueller not forgetting the u.s. senate she disarray which initially pounce to focus on president trump's firing of f.b.i. director james comey then that is the u.s. house judiciary committee which has detailed every effort is made to conduct oversight of the trumpet ministration and on top of this the house intelligence committee the senate intelligence committee trawling through anything that could suggest collusion perhaps the more eyes on the case the better the results because this clearly isn't enough for the d.n.c. or maybe the real reason why this lawsuit if is is the end game all the investigations mentioned can give you positive political results but what they can give you is money in two thousand and seventeen the republican national committee raised a total of one hundred thirty two point five million dollars in fundraising behind was the democratic national committee whose yearly total was sixty seven million
dollars roughly half of the r. and cs total haul but with a lawsuit on the cards they could make up the difference in no time and who are they trying to get this money from while there's quite a collection of the defendants all the russian governments on the russian special forces president trump son son in law and wiki leaks and julian the sarge somewhat less expected target businessmen who once held the miss universe beauty pageant in moscow and a multis academic and then the lawsuit names ten anonymous john deuces co-defendants so there we have it the d.n.c. requires another set of eyes on an alleged election interference if you call so individuals why not sue a whole federation the least it covers all angles. a theater production in germany has come under fire for offering free tickets to spectators willing to wear because of the offer was made ahead of the premiere over play based on adult it was used being staged to mark the anniversary of the dictators but. the
to make him i would not do it like that i think it's very provocative and i wouldn't have done something like that but we should not restrict freedom of speech or the arts now that i wouldn't wear a star of david or a swastika just because someone tells me to choose from no i wanted to have some kind of i think i can show so darity without a day to start and show compassion for the victims of the holocaust as for those who take as swastika i find that outrageous but generally i like the idea behind this performance in hackney bloodstock if i choose to wear a swastika which i think i will do my motive will be to see how people react. and mine come. local authorities have denied it breaches german laws banning the display of nazi symbols the show has sparked a raw among residents a local action group which described the describe the production as quote
unacceptable and cold for a boycott the place director says he only wanted to create an environment for debate. we need more awareness and we cannot treat these summer nights with simple discussions but through action names to provoke a discussion and get people arguing and that's exactly the idea behind this production that just about wraps up the program so far for this hour on this saturday though back up back up the top of the hour with many more stories for you hope you can join us. for man are sitting in a car when the fifth gets shot in the head. all for different versions of what happened one of them is on the death row there's no way he could have done it there's no possible way because the list did not shoot around a corner. for
a world cup twenty eight team coverage we've signed one of the greatest goalkeepers available to us but there was one more question and by the way who's going to be our coach. guys i know you are nervous he's a huge star and the huge amount of pressure you have to the center of the beach but how would you and will break the grid if you are the rock at the back nobody gets past you we need you to get the ball in going let's go. a low as just i want to know and i'm really happy to join for the two thousand and three and world cup in russia meet this special one i was also pleased me just to say the really p.r.t. team's latest edition to make up is bigger than anybody just look.
thank you. we all willingly accepted the risk of being shot wounded taken prisoner but millions forced signed up to be friggin poisoned by our own people of seeing stuff that was nuclear biological and chemical products the said do not harm the truck tires all types of styrofoam polystyrene batteries trucks there was a complete denial i think at all levels of government that there was any connection between berm pits and what these brave soldiers were suffering from to compensate every soldier marine airman and sailor that was on the ground that are complaining about illnesses from their exposure from the burn pits would really literally send
a v.a. growth and they don't want to pay it so the waiting in decades a lot of those soldiers will die in time and they won't have to pay to. call for help and get the middle finger to the movies tomorrow or so. delayed and i hope you don't. come on. this is boom bust broadcasting around the world from right here washington d.c. the swamp i'm partial to and coming up today as the eighty and he time warner merger case continues here in washington arguments being made are like arguments for lower television subscription prices and increased innovation andre barlow who's actually been in the courtroom is actually here with us to take us inside
that courtroom and explain what's going on plus federal investigators are in philadelphia after the accident that southwest airlines twice this week that took the life of a mother of two and injured others we'll speak with former national transportation say. keyboard official james e. fish am disgusted new housing numbers with kathy deal of real wealth network plus as netflix makes a just simply disrupted movies europe will discuss how media is working with r.t. america's falling cook the big picture all that coming up first assistant headlines while prices on thursday approached a four year high as the benchmark price of brant crude traded in london pushed just shy of seventy five dollars per barrel opec nations have a centrally met the goal of the two percent supply cut they agreed to in december of two thousand and sixteen while speculators see increased risk to the future of supply as
a result of escalating tensions in the middle east particularly in syria and earlier today the energy minister of saudi arabia told reporters that quote there is a high capacity to absorb increased prices in the global economy the comments are believed to have provoked a tweet that complained about opec from u.s. president donald trump which appears to have temporarily at least moved or oil prices on west texas intermediate traded in nine x. down just a couple of pennies the saudi ministers comments also preceded a gathering of ministerial level opec officials where saudi representatives are expected to meet the civic leader with russian diplomats to review progress on those previously agreed to production cuts and decide on future plans at this point the production reductions are planned to remain in place until the end of the year published reports indicate that the saudis now consider seventy dollars per barrel a price floor and would be comfortable i bet they would with eighty or even one
hundred dollars per barrel the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline trading in the united states right now currently stands at two dollars and seventy five cents that's up twenty cents in the past month. and in other related saudi arabia news m.b.'s crown prince my high. had been solvent has finally is the memorandum of understanding with soft bank to finance the world's largest solar energy project ever the two hundred billion dollar investment will reportedly create one hundred thousand jobs in saudi arabia and increase the kingdoms solar capacity to two hundred gigawatts by the year twenty thirty the project is one hundred times larger than the next biggest and would double global energy output for the photo of all a uk ball take rather sector according to bloomberg softbank founder may she saw own reportedly says billions more in investment is saudi arabia and has taken on the cause of promoting renewable energy. and earlier this week softbank the just
talking about them announced that they had to amend four years of tax filings in japan after failing to report eight hundred seventy five million dollars in offshore earnings the additional taxes amounted to over thirty four million dollars or three point seven billion yen their previously under claritin therefore untaxed profits were generated at soft banks subsidiaries or bermuda and singapore and in a statement just to remain safe softbank claim that japanese authorities were imposing double taxation on the company noting we are not fully in agreement with parts of this outcome. and we now move to the a.t.m. t. time warner merger which is opposed by the us government on antitrust grounds the department of justice has rested their case then officials from time warner have told their side of the story to hear discussed as someone who's been right there in the courtroom andre barlow of the law firm doyle barlow and mazhar andre thank you
for being with us we sure appreciate you were so helpful west i mean we are pressured if you coming back so the argument that the companies were making is that this merger getting bigger will actually result in decreased cost for television and related internet sure. and more innovation to make an effective case in your view well i believe they did they did make an effective case i mean they closed they rested yesterday and randall stevens came in and he told the story c.e.o. yes c.e.o. he came in and he explained that. is is a business that knows how to reinvent itself it's gone from wireline to wireless it's gone from one g. to four g. you know we've gone from flip phones to video streaming on mobile devices and now we're getting ready to go into five g. they dip their toes into pay t.v. business and with directv and what did they do after they did that acquisition they went straight to a virtual pay t.v.
service with directv now so you know almost cannibalizing their own market you know i just don't get too much but it made me think i was like well that's a pretty good argument but in on the other side of me a t.n.t. itself was broken up before all those innovations you made i mean they were they were the old hard line phone and they were so big they were broken up so did the government make the argument andrea that wait be only reason you could do that is because there was competition once a t.n.t. was broken up now remember this transaction is a vertical transaction so we're not actually eliminating any horizontal competitors what they're doing is trying to vertically integrate with turner and use that or with time warner and use that programming with their distribution assets and what they intend to do is is really innovative. you know over the top type of products right is what they want to do you want to get rid of that bargaining friction that currently exist so it's quicker and easier if you have
content on your own right and you can vertically integrate and then you can roll out products a lot quicker then than doing it if you had to negotiate for those rights he explained how when they wanted to move in the directv now. it was an easy process they thought it would be right because they already have programming contracts for direct t.v. so why would it be easy to watch this new virtual service but programmers you know they they are wary of change everyone's way of change pay t.v. business has been the same for years and now we're moving into a you know i think what rattles the stevens is said he said it was a you know we're at the at that cusp of the moment this is game changing and that's what they're trying to do and keep in mind the department of justice agrees that directv will lower prices to its customers they they agree with that the government's khana must agrees with that and their concern is that they would raise
prices to other pay t.v. players and that concern is a very small concern right it's about four hundred million dollars it's about you know twenty seven cents. the government's economist he relies on. a very complicated theoretical model so the way i look at this is this is theory versus market reality so they did a pretty good job. of that because i think at first maybe people were thinking that d.o.j. was going to succeed so we'll have to see where it goes we hope you'll come come back and help us again under a barlow thank you so much for your time and your helping get of master's degree in intellectual property not just an electoral problem and i trust law thank you so much thank you.
after the southwest airline accident the other day which took the life of a mother of two national transportation national traffic safety board investigators have been on the scene in philadelphia to discover what may have happened to cause the jet engine to blow apart smashing the window of the airplane and resulting in not only that death we spoke of but also injuring seven other passengers and here to discuss air safety and some of the economics of airlines is former n.t.s.b. official jamie finch who is a partner at lincoln park consulting here in washington a jamie thank you so much for being here it's nice of you it's it to do so thanks so let me ask you were what happens when an accident like this takes place what does n.t.s.b. do indeed has to be has what is called a go team that's assembled for every accident and then they go on rotation within the team itself there are those that stay in washington but the go team goes on site and those that will consist of technical experts that will be looking at varies components in and avionics of the aircraft and will also be pulling the but
what's known as the black boxes the flight data recorder and the voice recorders and take bringing those back which they should be back in washington already for analysis and addition to that team as the family assistance members who are there to assist those to spare he used to be the dragica right that's correct and so when they come back and they do sort of a they do sort of a forensic i know there are those times we've seen those images of airplanes and big hangars with all the parts laid out at that's what they'll be doing with this jet engine that will be doing that with this engine obviously this is less complicated than a lot of the other big crashes that are the aircraft's last we've had a in this particular situation we've had one fatality which one is always too many but when we they will be taking that. you know part of they'll be looking at that and doing a deep analysis of the metallurgical aspect of it what was their mental flaws with the flaws in the manufacturing of the metal they'll be looking at all of those
components but it's very interesting when he is doing our investigations it they typically. that they will if they find something they will immediately make a recommendation rather than wait until the end of the investigation. that's interesting let me ask you i mean airline travel is pretty safe generally compared to other forms of transportation right i mean yes not i think it was fifteen years since there was a fatality on southwest i think since two thousand and nine in the airline industry in general but do these changes that or do accidents when investigators look at it like you're saying do they actually result in anything any changes in regulations or law oh absolutely these are examples of the examples of that there have been changes as far as. well listening to the one thousand nine hundred comair plan with the plane where the pilots had not had enough rest they just be made recommendations on rest hours for pilots in between the flight successor in
considering also the travel time back and forth to the airport. there have been changes in the laws as far as the avionics as far as the the pilot training. any kind of component that they find there's been a change in the rules either by the by the f.a.a. or with congress and that particular case the family assistance act of one thousand nine hundred six or which followed after eight hundred where we were able to start working with the families and assisting them now we've seen just a couple of airline profits that have been been reported in the last couple of days and more to come next week we'll have them here on the program but by and large are there airlines that really lose lots of revenues when they have an an accident or a circumstance like this airlines can go out of out of existence even from stuff like this i mean when they have a major catastrophe i mean we don't have to look back too far to say which was one of the major big flag carriers from the very beginning of aviation commercial aviation it went.