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Al Jazeera
Jan 20, 2014 7:30pm EST
would become st. george. but opponents argue that the two are better together, and should work together to fix problems. making the area a poster child for sim situations that are playing out in america. what will it mean if st. george incorporates to create louisiana's fifth larger city. we have seen this playing out online. but tonight people on both sides are really coming together for the first time. >> they are coming together, but as you mention, this is a very polarizing discussion. we have chris on facebook . . . and as you can imagine, on the flip side, john says . . . and from our community on twitter . . . some harsh language. >> indeed. here to discussal of this in our google plus hangover is the spokesperson to incorporate the city of st. george, also a woman opposed to the decision, and jim richardson is a professor of economics in baton rouge. he authored a report on the economic impact of the incorporation effort. welcome everyone. lionel, why incorporate? >> there was really three central things to look at. first to create an outstanding, public school system for all ch
Al Jazeera
Mar 7, 2015 12:30pm EST
overcome the barriers in southern states to allowing african-americans to vote. in alabama george wallace was fond of saying that there is no law that says negroes can't vote. there is no law that says that negroes can't vote. but what there was were restrictions. because of johnson at that time and what the americans and the world saw at edmund pettus bridge, the law was changed. >> we're still talking about a supreme court and congress that is making changes to the voting rights acts. and there are critics who say that it's making it harder not easier to vote. you can go anywhere in the world with a card to take out money and the bank knows as much money is coming out of your account but with voting its still a sticky wicket. >> the restrictions are still there. >> why? >> because of the residues of a false since--what dr. king called a false sense of superiority. it's still there. we see it in congress and resistence. on one hand it's not all about race but it's naive to say that it's not about race at all. some of the resistence that we see is more de facto. >> before we move forward
Al Jazeera
Feb 20, 2015 4:30am EST
is george, who is an engineer and expert of artificial intelligence. this is the senior he had for for the blog extreme tech. the phrase artificial intelligence gets thrown around lot with everything about google to the iphone siri. what does artificial intelligence mean in 2014? >> it means different things than it used to mean several decades ago. several decades ago when it started in the late '50s and '60 it meant developing machines, computers, robots that had the potential to think and self-reflect. they have everything we recognize as human intelligence. nowadays, because we understand more of the complexity around the human brain and human consciousness, the definition of that culture would sound more if you'd like humble. it means making machines very intelligent, but not necessarily self-aware. >> what about this computer we just referenced that fooled some scientists into thinking that it was human? have we broken through a barrier in artificial intelligence? >> i don't believe so, no. certainly not. this is what is called a tiering test. it was proposed several decades
Al Jazeera
Sep 21, 2014 1:30am EDT
moment i want to bring you in sarah, but i want to bring in george, the team heard for liberia response for sudan interior mission. one of his colleagues is being treated for ebola here in the united states. george, i want to get your opinion on something, the world health organization received to let dr. buk out of sierra leone for treatment, and she died. why are they making distinctions from doctors who have been flown out and doctors are from these countries countries ravaged by the disease. >> well, that's a tough question. i know our government is very concerned about the welfare of our people, so they will go to any pressure they need to get the people out to get the best possible care. i don't know what the world health organization's that. >> we are want to get our commune three in on this. and sarah going back to your twitter profile. check this out, those are literally garbage bags on the hands of the patients. what is your response to the international response? the u.s. has spent $100 million. it is requesting $88 million from congress. the dod already has $500 mil
Al Jazeera
Nov 29, 2013 2:30am EST
. sox. and george and george preston marshall took preston marshall took the name, and that's how he came the name, and that's how he came up with redskins. up with redskins. he also named team in honor of he also named team in honor of his coach that his coach that year year lone star lone star de de deitz who claimed to be deitz who claimed to be a part a part sioux. sioux. >> any of the owners that have >> any of the owners that have led the redskins, nothing led the redskins, nothing offensive or disparaging or pe i offensive or disparaging or pe i don' don' pejorative by that pejorative by that name. name. >> something as a mascot evokes >> something as a mascot evokes something positive why does it something positive why does it matter? matter? >> well, i think it's just a >> well, i think it's just a little pecular that little pecular that they would they would cling so long and so hard to cling so long and so hard to inanimate objects and to these inanimate objects and to these false personnas, all of native false personnas, all of native america in the way that we america in
Al Jazeera
Sep 16, 2014 12:30pm EDT
, what is getting in the way of halting the spread. plus, george saloon, he is joining us, his story up next. welcome back. not a day goes by without new and emerging information about the ebola virus. absent a vaccine, why can't it be stopped or contained? >> >> well, i think the main reason it has not been stop redirect examination the combination of the poverty and the relatively weak medical structure, and then the cultural infamiliarity with the virus led to the situation that's even referred to as exponential spread. that each infected individual is infecting more than one person, so the outbreak is growing. so the public health containment measures infection control is going to bring that number down to less than one. and i hear some optimism that the community there beginning to accept. that that's the behavior issues about how you come into close contact with person whose are infected or who have died of the virus. needs to be reversed. vaccines and therapies have an important role in all of this, especially in protecting medical workers and protecting household contacts wit
Al Jazeera
Dec 25, 2013 2:30am EST
session on december 25th. so they weren't exactly celebrating it then. in 1776, george washington launched an attack. >> speaking of attacks, the miles per hour family association i american family is calling for a one month boycott of radio shack because it doesn't use christmas in the advertisements of its store and is that going too far? >> again, radio shack is a business, and they're trying to sell products who people who celebrate and people who don't, and it's not their message to promote the message of jesus much that's my job. i'm going to do any job, and i think that his message is the best in the entire world. and i'll leave radio shack to sell their products. >> george says: strong words. >> coming up, is political correctness helping us celebrate christmas more broadly or is it killing the holiday? >> we need to draw a line between celebration and preaching. i went to school in a small new hampshire town where i went to high school. and there were a few jewish students and we sang a few hank t hanukkah songs in our programs, and i think it's great to include them in a
Al Jazeera
Mar 7, 2014 7:30pm EST
. tomorrow it will be better. it's our life. >> our community is tweeting in. we heard george w. bush saying, we want freedom and a successful iraq, and paul says: you were young, and you used to live there, and you're sunni and kurdish, and a young iraqi, and talk to us again. how are young iraqis really coping with this trauma? >> okay, first of all, thank you for having me on the show, and for giving me the opportunity to show the world through aljazeera. so my situation is unique, because i lived in baghdad. i'm from baghdad, a sunni arab, and we moved to up to the north, and by the end of 2007. and then i finished high school, arabic high school. and then i joined the american university of iraq, and so i left my family and went to the university. i still feel today that i have the memory -- in baghdad, and i had to, when i went to school there, i remembered their faces looking at me, how they looked. cars were not able to go into the streets because of the dead bodies. and to my school, when i went to one of my secondary schools. i went to more than six schools in baghdad,
Al Jazeera
Dec 25, 2013 12:30pm EST
exactly celebrating it then. in 1776, george washington launched an attack. >> speaking of attacks, the miles per hour family association i american family is calling for a one month boycott of radio shack because it doesn't use christmas in the advertisements of its store and is that going too far? >> again, radio shack is a business, and they're trying to sell products who people who celebrate and people who don't, and it's not their message to promote the message of jesus much that's my job. i'm going to do any job, and i think that his message is the best in the entire world. and i'll leave radio shack to sell their products. >> george says: strong words. >> coming up, is political correctness helping us celebrate christmas more broadly or is it killing the holiday? was -- prince william was dating kate middleton. >> ross shimabuku is here with sport. >> dennis rodman is in north korea to train basketball players for an upcoming player. he wants everyone to know he's not a joke. this is the same guy who dressed up in a wedding gown and will rite a book with his bff, kim jong un. the
Al Jazeera
Nov 28, 2013 7:30pm EST
to redskins. they started playing at fenway park, the home of the boston red sox. and george preston marshall took the name, and that's how he came up with redskins. he also named team in honor of his coach that year lone star deitz who claimed to be a part sioux. >> any of the owners that have led the redskins, nothing offensive or disparaging or pe i don'pejorative by that name. >> something as a mascot evokes something positive why does it matter? >> well, i think it's just a little pecular that they would cling so long and so hard to inanimate objects and to these false personnas, all of native america in the way that we measure our views, all our native organizations say change this name that it's a slur, it is a pejorative. and it doesn't matter who means it or who doesn't. what matters is the effect. the people who are doing the offending don't get to say what hurts or what's the nature of the offense. >> our community is chiming in lisa as you can imagine. institutionalize, it shouldn't be a question of should they change their name but when. >> and then kevin says those agai
Al Jazeera
Jan 17, 2014 12:30pm EST
they were seen in 1968. there has been a rise in the 70s with george r orveghtsmer are the what do you think zombies signify nu? >> i think zombies come almost as an artistic conference. i have no judgment on that. i use them for something very specific. i like to speak about big adversity coming. some people like to talk about them as warm bodies, a zombie love story. i don't have any problem with that. for me it's like falling in love with the her piecpes virus. i have no trouble about that. didn't robert kirkman the creator of the comic book, say the same thing, there should be room for a zombie soap opera, what's wrong with that, telling different stories using zombies. >> we've mentioned the zombie survival training? is it like real life? we'll find out after the break. when max takes questions from our google hangout. >> i'm scott hunt and i'm in "the stream." >> keep moving. keep low, keep quiet, keep alert. escape, evade and live to fight another day. no place is safe. only safer. security is important. but complacency can be deadly. the zombies may be gone but the threat lives
Al Jazeera
Oct 2, 2013 12:30pm EDT
people can tweet in two minutes. george says the only way out of the present impasse is to develop the economy and reconcilliation. jasmine says we have to support bds because at that creates infrastructure of steadfastness. and maybe because i'm an israeli arab my views are optimistic it can happen if we educate the views between each. talk to us about moving forward and high brit hybrid identities that can really make some peace here. >> thank you. one way to bring my thesis on hybrid identities and the question about peace an justice in this particular instance between israel and palestinian. like adam and everybody on the program is sympathetic b to the organizing. i don't think that effectiveness should be interpret changes in the context of the israel-palestinian. it should rather a protest of a variety of movements and some fact finding and various cultural activities and so part and so fh that create the effectiveness of the bds. overall it's not going to act constricconstructively when talg about peace building and change. it can shame israel and put israel in a very complicat
Al Jazeera
Dec 20, 2013 12:30pm EST
professor from george washington university, and psychologist, senior legal analyst at rh reality check which offers news and analyst on sexual issues. thanks so all of you for being here. so doctor, i want to start with you. are the first control pills of today vastly different from those say from just a decade ago? >> they are. when birth control pills became popular in the 60s and '70s, the dosing was really high. it's much higher than what we have today. we also have newer generations of progesterone s which have varying effects of side effects bepenning on the person and what they would like to get out of the pill. and that's where some of the controversy arise. >> and are those like yaz, and yazmine which have all of the lawsuits pending? >> absolutely. what the lawsuits are about are increased occurrence of blood clots. birth control pills do increase your risk of having a blood clot. the question is how much? and the absolute increased risk is not that high. we do know no matter what it is higher on any birth control pill, and with yaz, and yazmine the increased risk is a
Al Jazeera
Feb 27, 2014 12:30pm EST
vand fun hercookie and hn here. >> george says everybody thinks i'm 100% right and you're 100% wrong. calm down and realize the economic situation of the country. stop oppressing media, mario says freedom is not free, all sorts of sacrifices must be fence test the the flap flap solving this crisis in your perspective? >> all we need is love as the beatles said. so when about 5,000 people are committing violence, i'm not speaking about the government. i'm not speak going my brothers and sisters of the opposition. i want to make that clear. so i really hope we will get along very shortly and this country will be a happy country in the future. >> martin, how does it get to a happy place that gets along? >> i think the government definitely should sit down with the students who have real concerns about the future of the life. people who are middle class professionals who have a car, who have an apartment and not oligarchs, not part of the burnl bourgeoisie. leaders of the opposition, many of whom have promoted violence. maduro and his government should sit down with the students. state o
Al Jazeera
Sep 24, 2014 12:30pm EDT
that's right. the obama administration, you know, came to power as critics of the george w. bush administration, pickerly the way they wage insurgency in terms of toppling saddam usain. thasaddam hussein. first, there were too many u.s. boots on the ground. second, it was not multi lateral enough. everything that the obama administration is doing with respect to respon responding to isis is intended to be the exact opposite. he couldn't state clearly enough that there will not be major u.s. boots on the ground, that essentially syrians will be fighting syrians. iraqis will be fighting iraqis. that isn't even an u.s. initiative but rather an international initiative populated by sunni states including qatar. >> in fact, i want to talk us back to an hour ago before the u.n. this is exactly what the president said when he said the world needs to react to isil. >> first, the terrorist group known as isil must be degraded and ultimately destroyed. this group has terroristed all who they come across in iraq and syria. mothers, sisters, daughters, have been subjected to rape as a weapon
Al Jazeera
May 1, 2015 3:30pm EDT
, i feel so good looking among you today. and there's like my grandfather, i called him cyril george who recently passed away, sting he always said is something that he said was left my prayer be that clingette will be everlasting will be there forever. what a beautiful way to end the segment, thank you to our guests and to all of our guests today until next time we will see you online. this is "tech know," a show about innovations that can change lives. wildfire. >> we are going to explore the intersection of humanity and doing it in an unique way. this is a show about science by scientists. tonight "tech know" journeys into the jungle, this is one of the iconic animals of costa-rica with post cards of this thing. a beautiful and fragile place on
Al Jazeera
Dec 4, 2013 12:30pm EST
, the video shot by the bee team at george washington university in dc. and it has hives on the campus. and urban beekeeping is taking off. and they're trying to legalize it in many cities. it could cause more harm than good. but talk to us about raising bees in the community. >> i love our community, they're so informed. ursula said: >> so larry, talk a little bit about the difference between commercial beekeeping and urban beekeeping, and if it's something that can turn the situation around. >> well, commercial beekeeping, i always considered it to be an artificial industry, because it became necessary once our agricultural industry decided to move over to a mono crop format. where if you have 50,000 acres of almonds, the bees can't survive except for the time when the almonds are putting out flowers. >> so they had to be brought in? >> so they had to have this artificial industry with a bee circus where they're moving them around. and the reason is there are no more hives out there. with the pollination. urban beekeeping, suburban beekeeping, and rural beekeeping. people not in the
Al Jazeera
Sep 13, 2013 7:30pm EDT
reference to identity as well, statehood would that lead to assimilation. george notes what identity? it's already been lost. my grandparents pr was a whole different peep, the comeblacios blew it. isn't it about losing identity and blending cultures? over on facebook ray tito roman notes, stay as a commonwealth, the u.s. has taken from the island, since they planted their flag, they have taken it all prospect now renee as you're an advocate for independence do you feel these claims that our community is making have any merit? >> i believe that um -- well first of all if a puerto rican were to leave puerto rico, and become an immigrant to puerto rico he is still but on the identity of puerto ricans being lost become a state i'm not really quite sure of that. i think puerto ricans have held out for the last hundred years i will say hopsly we have kept our culture. but the real question is, is the united states going to be willing to accept a people into their nation that are different in culture that cherish their culture every time there's a cultural event basketball game, day before
Al Jazeera
May 3, 2015 10:30am EDT
good looking among you today. and there's like my grandfather, i called him cyril george who recently passed away, sting he always said is something that he said was left my prayer be that clingette will be everlasting will be there forever. what a beautiful way to end the segment, thank you to our guests and to all of our guests today until next time we will see you online. >> hello from doha, everyone. this is the news hour on al jazeera. sources in aden tell al jazeera that arab special forces are now in the yemeni port city. >> no end to the suspected chemical attacks in syria as video shows victims gas spinning for breath. >> 10 die in the sea off libya as the number of people rescued source to
Al Jazeera
Apr 2, 2015 3:30pm EDT
season, george r.r. martin is working fotin issue the series. >> there are days i wonder if i bit off more than i could chew. did it have dotcoms? >> his characters are often consumed with power struggles making them blind to the greater threats to their kingdom did.
Al Jazeera
Nov 13, 2013 7:30pm EST
. >> basically what happens is every month you have to go before george romero and you have to give him a cut and then you chop off your little finger. it's all of the guys. >> i have been okay i have always paid up. let me tell you the guys that didid zombie land, gone. >> e >> there is a zombie head in the bed. >> there really is. >> what about walking dead? what do you think of the show. >> i beloved the first season and i thought it was amazing. and throw they went and fired -d war ii stalin crushed hitler. and that is what they did to frank and i stopped watching. >> speaking of walking dead we have vern that says please ask mr. brooks if he feels the walking dead approaches their version of the zombie outbreak properly? >> i doesn'i don't think there a properly. it's what are you trying to get across? for me i would never make the zombie virus airborne. my whole thing i pace pace basen aids. my book and all of my books are based on aids. i want to make them very easy to defeat. if they do win. it's not because of their inherent strength, it's our weaknesses. >> if the virus is airborne
Al Jazeera
Mar 3, 2015 12:30pm EST
george who recently passed away, sting he always said is something that he said was left my prayer be that clingette will be everlasting will be there forever. what a beautiful way to end the segment, thank you to our guests and to all of our guests today until next time, we will see you online. hello and welcome to the news hour coming up in the next 15 minutes. >> iran has prove time and again, that it cannot be trusted. steal's prime minister makes his case against the nuclear deal with iran that a speech to the u.s. congress the battle
Al Jazeera
Feb 19, 2014 7:30pm EST
professor at george town i'm a lawyer in private practice and i'm on "the stream." >> lawyers are in a predicament. seeing a huge decline of element enrollment and lack of jobs at graduation. andrew, you took college classes at 13, law school at 18, smart, driven, a high powered job at a high powered firm should have been a slam dunk for you. when did you realize that wasn't happening? >> well my first year in law school i was aware that the higher classes at usc had had fairly good on campus interview process, more than 100 private firms had come to interview usc grads. and for my first summer, i was very excited about researching what those firms would be. come my second summer, when we are first allowed to interview, only seven firms came to interview. >> it went from 100 to 7 firms in one year? >> 7 firms and a handful of government agencies. i didn't even win a lottery for one slot. >> did you think about bailing at that point? >> i was already in debt $60,000 for my tuition. i don't think i would be ready to walk away and assuming losing $60,000 would be the best i could do
Al Jazeera
Mar 8, 2015 12:30pm EDT
george who recently passed away, sting he always said is something that he said was left my prayer be that clingette will be everlasting will be there forever. what a beautiful way to end the segment, thank you to our guests and to all of our guests today until next time we will see you online. ♪ >>> niger and chad announce a joint offensive. it comes as the group pledges aleakingance to isil. i am darin jordan in doha. on thephram program, three are killed in mali. a court in russia rules three suspects in the killing of boris nemtsov be kept in custody. the mystery of mh-370. we look at the first complete report which reveals why a low indicator beacon wasn't working.
Al Jazeera
Jan 13, 2014 3:30am EST
wouldn't do anything about it. it wasn't until congress got involved and all praises to george miller for putting a spotlight on the issue and making the bodies accountable. and having them clean up their act. the women's sports foundation, my organization is working with the committee to create a separate entitiee to investigate coaches. >> you touched on it, how can coaches and governing bodies be held accountable without jeopardizing what the athletes spent their lives achieving. we'll look at that and solutions after the break. >>> welcome back. we have been talking about the alarming number of allegations of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse of olympic hopefuls at the hands of their coaches. john, we have been talking about lack of accountability. i'm curious how have institutions responded to your legal actions? >> the institutions have responded by denial, blaming the victims, by enriching their own pockets in terms of legal fees and a corrupt insurance system. if usa swimming and the olympic committee is serious about taking a step in the right direction, the us
Al Jazeera
Sep 19, 2013 5:30am EDT
perception in a positive way? we're joined by isn't of media at george washington university. on skype, from hofstra university researching muslims in media. and preacher allah made me funny and dean obedella. negin. thank you for being with us. why use humor rather than fact and tug at your heartstrings kind of stories? >> i think the answer is pretty clear because comedy is just more fun. it's just disarming. it melts people's guards in a way that education alecture or even a dramatic film that might make you cry, it might not do that. comedy makes you feel like you're in a safe place. i think it just tends to be more effective. we've seen that in shows. people really respond to it. >> dean? >> i agree with negin on that. when you do a comedy show, even a free one, you get 300 people, 400 people. you do a lecture and you see 50. when people are laughing together it's a great experience. people from all different states laughing, and it builds commonality. we're comedians. this is our skill set. if i was a poet, i would be doing a poet tour. i'm using comedy like richard pryor, and ot
Al Jazeera
Feb 19, 2015 12:30pm EST
extremism, why do you think that is? >> well, since 2001, when president george bush foster cared the war on terror, irrespective of what state of the argument they were on, it was just global terrorism. the global terrorism index indicates that terrorism is going up. and the reason why i believe that's the case is because we are treats the symptoms of per errorrism, we are treating using military action, surveillance, we are not treating the root cause of this global terrorism, and that is the extremism aid i don't know, because of this you have a situation, which an organization that can be defined in iraq, because you have not treated the original ideology, morph into an organization like isis which is much more potent. >> that's interesting, because i know that was one of your take aways some of those members that joined isil, you had said they lacked authentic new york. >> of islam. >> the question asked are we tackling this issue in the right way, putting too many resources on focusing just on isil when in america the number one terrorist is sovereign groups. i'd say we haven't
Al Jazeera
Jan 9, 2014 7:30pm EST
praises to go to george miller for really putting a spotlight on this issue, and making some of these national govern bodies like united states swimming accountable, and having them sort of clean up their act. women's sports foundation, my organization is working with the united states olympic committee to try to create a separate entity that will investigate and sanction sexually abusing coaches. so fingers crossed -- we're hoping to get that real independence that we need to be a successful one. >> how can coaches and governing bodies be held accountable without jeopardize what these young athletes have spent their entire lives trying to achieve? we're going to look at that after the break. >> every sunday night, join us for exclusive... ♪oin us for exclusive... >>> welcome back. we have been talking about the alarming number of allegations of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse of olympic hopefuls at the hands of their coaches. john, we have been talking about lack of accountability. i'm curious how have institutions responded to your legal actions? >> the institution
Al Jazeera
Mar 5, 2015 12:30pm EST
grandfather, i called him cyril george who recently passed away, sting he always said is something that he said was left my prayer be that clingette will be everlasting will be there forever. what a beautiful way to end the segment, thank you to our guests and to all of our guests today until next time we will see you online. >> this is al jazeera. >> >> hello and welcome to the al jazeera news hour. live from our headquarters in doha. coming up, a government reshuffling egypt, eight ministers are replaced including the interior minister. >> up in the flames escalated violence as far as far ass 11 of libya's oil fields to be tuck down as talks get underway in morocco. south sudan rival leaders miss a deadline for a peace deal. and
Al Jazeera
Jan 10, 2014 2:30am EST
. they wouldn't do anything about it. >> it wasn't until congress got involved. praise to george miller for putting a spotlight on the issue and making them accountable and having them clean up their act. my organization is working with the committee to create a separate entity that will investigate and sanction those coaches. fingers' crossed we hope to get the independence we need in order to have it be a successful one. >> how can coaches and governing bodies be held accountable without jeopardizing what these athletes spent their lives trying to achieve. we'll look at that and some solutions after the break. >> every sunday night al jazeera america prese >>> welcome back. we have been talking about the alarming number of allegations of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse of olympic hopefuls at the hands of their coaches. john, we have been talking about lack of accountability. i'm curious how have institutions responded to your legal actions? >> the institutions have responded by denial, blaming the victims, by enriching their own pockets in terms of legal fees and a corrupt i
Al Jazeera
Apr 1, 2015 3:30pm EDT
called him cyril george who recently passed away, sting he always said is something that he said was left my prayer be that clingette will be everlasting will be there forever. what a beautiful way to end the segment, thank you to our guests and to all of our guests today until next time we will see you online. >> every day across america military-style raids are taking place. local police dressed like soldiers break down doors in the hunt for drugs. >> this is not what we think of as police in a democratic society.
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