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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
insulation to put in a lot of walls. no one is going to send their house off to china to get insulated. that's work to be done here by millions of american workers if we're serious about this. >> john: what lesson do you think president obama learned from the first term about enacting any kind of climate change rules? >> i think he learned there was no point in trying to persuade the republicans to go along because they're not going to. their party has been more or less bought by the same forces that more or less cowed the democratic party. he's going to have to rally his party to do some things. more importantly he'll have to help rally the activist movement that is really coming alive around america. this is all of a sudden a really big push. right now as of yesterday almost out of nowhere we have 252 college campuses with active fossil fuel di veestive movements. the nation last week said this was the largest student movement in the last few decades. we have a huge rally coming to washington on sunday. we've got a movement that wasn't there before. if the president takes advantage o
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Jun 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
responded by renewing china's most favored nation trading status, and today they're the best capitalists in the history commune this is "viewpoint"." >> cenk: attorney general eric holder is assuring top aides that he's doing fine and he continues to be under fire from the lawmakers and media. how difficult it is to shed light on exactly what's going on with the war on terror in a climate where the obama administration, let's be fair, has a rather aggressive posture against journalist who is have prying eyes, and no one knows this more better than jeremy skahill. he's the national security correspondent for the nation. he has traveled to see how the secret war on terror is being fought. jeremy i'm so pleased to have you on the show. congratulations on the book and the film. this window on this very modern war. i want to ask you about jay sock, the joint security command. he has unprecedented power on the battlefield. how were you able to operate within this huge military industrial complex right where the battle is taking place? >> well, it's really interesting. i had been a
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May 17, 2015 5:30am EDT
southern region of china. i was like hey, we speak the same language. to me it's just amazing that even in in a community this big, the world is so small. everybody kind of knows each other one way or another. it was amazing. >> yeah. so i always tease with her and say you're like my sister because our families are both from the same village in china. so it was exciting. i watched janet blossom from that two years ago to just really now a college student. i'm so proud of her. >> thank you. >> all right. thank you so much for sharing these insights with us this morning. we encourage people again to attend the dinner to sign up for it and learn more about it. june 3rd. >> june 3rd. we want to see all of you there. >> thank you so much sei chchlt heung and executive director of the group. janet, good luck to you. >> thank you. >> we wish you well in your endeavors. >> thank you. >> coming up next a group bringing health and hope to those in need. stay with us. we'll be right back. looking for one of these? yoplait. smooth, creamy, and craved by the whole family. >>> the mission of hope for
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Jun 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
everyone's favorite rogue state. senior nuclear negotiator from north korea is set to visit china this week on the heels of the north proposing senior level talks to ease tensions. do you see any reason for hope that we might see a reduction in north korea's nuclear arsenal? >> well, yeah, i do see room for hope. that hope, in my view, lies mostly in the new chinese leadership and the indications they have given so far about a renewed and redoubled commitment to denuclearizing north korea. this is going to take not just the chinese but it has to be a global effort. this is a key point. even if we are fortunate enough to see the north korean program come to an end, as long as there are nuclear weapons and some countries have nuclear weapons others are going to try to get them. so ultimately, the only lasting and real solution to the spread of nuclear weapons nuclear threat is the phased, verified reductions of all nuclear weapons worldwide no exceptions. not the kind of whac-a-mole crisis management approach we have today. >> john: let's talk about some of the smaller nations that posse
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Jun 12, 2013 5:00pm PDT
chinese hacking computers, china is complaining about the same thing. he said, quote:back in watch general alexander told the senate appropriations committee that complaints that the data mining program violates americans civil rights are misinformed. >> i do think what we're doing does protect american civil liberties and privacy. the issue is to date we've not been able to explain it because it's classified. so that issue is something that we're wrestling with. how do we explain this and still keep it safe and secure? that's the issue that we have in front of us. >> john: so it's legal, we tell you why, but we can't. the nsa director added this explanation to the program that apparently isn't classified any more. >> it's dozens of terrorist events that these have helped prevent. >> john: but there seems to be a good deal more to the nsa story that we don't yet know. california democratic representative loretta sÁnchez attended a secret nsa briefing tuesday and she told c-span she learned more there than what the public has been told. >> i can't speak to what we learned in there.
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Jul 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
week when he was in china, of course, we heard about him offering information about america's cyberattacks on the chinese. if the case is, sir that he was offering specific secrets to china in exchange for asylum, does that completely under cut his standing as a principled whistle blower? >> well, it doesn't under cut his standing as an american whistle blower. but i think what you got here is an interesting shift here in the the 2000s in terms of whistle blowing. more whistle blowing is becoming internationalizeed or globalized. so you're not just blowing the whistle to help the citizens of the united states, but you're blowing the whistle to help citizens of the world. i think that's what his attitude is. the other thing is the hypocrisy that he was going after there is hardly a day that went by when he was with the pentagon, white house, nsa when somebody wasn't complaining about how the chinese were hacking into american circuits and so forth and stealing information. when all along the u.s. had i think basically a far more aggressive operation going than what the chinese
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Apr 5, 2016 8:00pm EDT
.-turkey deal. >> zana hoda reporting. >>> today china announced new restrictions on trade with north korea blocking imports of raw materials like coal, oil, and iron. yesterday north korea posted a video, titled if the ultimatum goes unanswered. it depicts an missile attack against seoul. china's sanctions are in support of the u.n. effort to isolate pyongyang which has issued threats against seoul and washington. >>> coming up next, opening up markets in cuba, how american businesses might benefit from closer relations. and how a hike in marijuana will lift a struggling local economy. a colorado community votes today on whether to legalize pot. ♪ >>> lawmakers from louisiana and arkansas head to cuba tomorrow to talk about the future, by focusing on the past. at one time most of cuba's imports and exports passed through the thriving port of new orleans. many hope that trade will start again. jonathan martin has the story. >> reporter: american businesses have been cut off from trade with cuba for more than half a century. many americans still see the castro regime as an enemy, but
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Jun 17, 2013 5:00pm PDT
might have had help inside the nsa. >> i'm deeply suspicious, obviously, because he went to china. that's not a place where you ordinarily want to go in you're interested in freedom liberty and so forth. so it raises questions whether or not he had that kind of connection before he did this. the other concern i have is whether or not he had help from inside the agency. but i am very, very worried that he still has additional information that he hasn't released yet. >> john: and we're sure he does. the chinese say the accusation is completely groundless, and snowden said today he saw this coming. in his own words ask yourself: if i were a chinese spy, why wouldn't i have flown directly in beijing. i would be living in a palace petting a phoenix by now. maybe if you're in a harry potter book. saying 20 terrorist plots were prevented by them and few mr. snowden said that is bunch. but his father is now encouraging his son to come home and zip it. >> i believe firmly that you are a man of principle. i believe in your character. i don't know what you've seen, but i just ask that you me
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Jun 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
china or russia over the case because it's purely a legal issue. clearly peeved by the on-going saga, obama said he was not going to raise the stakes by intercepting a flight carrying snowden should he leave russia. >> obama: no, i won't be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker. >> john: that's too bad for the hollywoods already imagining the movie because ben affleck has you scrambling jets in his film sir. it has been amplified by reports that he did not fly to havana, cuba and remains in russia for now. putin said snowden was free to leave russia and whacked poetic saying... that's funnier with a russian accent. the sooner he choose his final destination, the better it will be for us and him. and the rest of us, as well, sir. meanwhile, wikileaks is in the game helping mr. snowden apply for political asylum in ecuador. a country that's now going into its second year sheltering julian assange at their london embassy. joining us now is michael ratner president emeritus or the center of constitutional rights and the u.s. attorney for julian assange and wikileaks. what a pleasur
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Jun 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
? and why does he avoid prosecution going to china? plus the new poll approve more of george w. bush than they do president obama. i guess absence does make the heart dumber. and a man who alleges to have having an affair with michael jackson. tonight on say anything. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ]
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Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
honey boo boo. the a pollution in china is so awful that even when it goes away, it comes back an hour later, and it's the 262nd birthday of benedict arnold who betrayed his country hundreds of years before the nra made it look patriotic. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you for spending your evening with us. parents who lost children at the sandy hook school reached out today. they found a new group, sandy hook promise and say they want to promote a nationwide conversation about memory health, school safety and gun responsibility, and they've made some promises including this one in their new web ad. >> this is a promise. >> to have conversation on all the issues. >> conversations where we're listening. >> conversations with those with the most opposing views. >> can debate in good will. >> it will turn those conversations into actions. >> cenk: and americans appear to be more than ready for that. according to a new "washington post" "abc news" poll 52% of adults say the newtown shooting made them more likely to support new gu
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Jun 10, 2013 5:00pm PDT
: and go to a country where they respect privacy like china. >> no, but i would go where there is a clear shot at not being extraditeed. >> john: did he know he was have to do the time for civil disobedience. >> we don't know what is going to happen to him but thomas drake is not working at an apple store, and they said his claim was accurate. he was lucky that he was onlying in an apple store. the whistle blowing system is not working properly enough. >> john: discuss this on my facebook page. i want to read another viewer comment. eddie wrote, i feel if you in any way supported the patriot act or the ndaa you have lost your right to pitch about this stuff. is that right? are the only ones allowed to debate this are the hardcore base and the libertarians? >> yes the republicans like myself were very supportive of the patriot act. >> john: plenty of others. >> right, plenty. i have no problem with the government listening to my phone conversations, reading my e-mails, i do not care. i do nothing wrong. i do have a problem if that information is used to be shared with the rest of the
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Jul 11, 2013 5:00pm PDT
they can. we've seen it with outsourcing. if they can go to china or india and get the same amount of work for $1, they'll do that. this country was built on the notion you can come from nothing and build yourself up to something. that dream has dissipated completely. and now we're in a place where we're expecting wealthy business owners to do the right thing and they simply aren't going to. >> that's not your problem. no, no no. >> move on. >> to where though? >> where are the jobs? >> oh, you're nothing. it is capitalism. >> john: dee dee, you can acknowledge it is pretty much impossible for a single mom who's guy has taken off to raise a child on minimum wage for $18,000 a year. >> find a job. >> where? >> we're a disservice nation. >> they're rich right now. they're doing much better than we are. >> you find a job, you work hard. you do one two and three jobs so it be but it is not for employers to say okay, we're going to take care of you. you find an employer that works for you and if it doesn't, move on to another one. >> john: in a democracy we the people have a right to creat
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Apr 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the president said in terms of changing calculations, changing the calculation of russia and china. and chemical weapon weapons and the urgency they bring to the issue is one potential opportunity to say regardless of who is going to win or lose, syria people have already lost the civil war that's going on there. but let's work together to find a way to secure these weapons so that they don't pose an increased danger to the syrian people. >> john: of course, the wild card in this is vladimir putin. do you think the use of sarin gas would be a deal breaker to him when it comes to assad? >> i'm not sure about that, john. obviously, that's a conversation the united states has to have but only in the context of syria but obviously in the context of cooperation with respect to the investigation in boston. the president talked to vladimir putin the other day and let's see where that goes. i think that the united states, one of the calculations that can be changed is to bring the issue back before the council and either force the council to back some sort of resolution that calls for acco
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Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
strategy boneheaded. he said blocking the pipeline will make canada send the oil to china and not really cut down on demand. what's your response? because i was under the impression most of the oil was going to go to china and india to begin with. >> his response hurt my feelings. >> john: are you okay with that? >> yeah. my mom isn't though. joes no nocera has been a proponent all along. i'm sure he's a nice gentleman. i've met him before. the key here is he argued that we need to be cutting demand which we've done. if he had done the research, he would know we soon saved 3 million barrels a day. we'll soon save another 400,000 barrels a day by regulating heavy duty trucks. so we're starting to ween ourselves off of oil in the u.s. and pipelines will not be built to china. they're already stalled up in british columbia. so the key is -- we gotta get real here. if we want to fight climate change and stop the droughts and wildfires and super storms, we can't pretend everything's okay and keep building out the dirty energy sources. we've gotta transition to clean energy and do it fast. >>
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Apr 6, 2016 8:00pm EDT
the rise in southern california. more than 80% of counterfeits come from china and hong kong. making the port of los angeles the marketplace for smuggled goods. >> if you look at the global drug trade, triple it. >> reporter: chris buckner runs a private investigation firm and works with law enforcement agencies. >> the number of counterfeit goods, the changing platform its being sold, it's very overwhelming. the problem is that counterfeiters make so much money, this is a crime that's worth doing. >> when i was 21 years old i already crossed my million dollars. >> reporter: for 16 years sean says he played millions of dollars. he would smug from china and sell them to private clients. even making house cals to celebrities. >> i have doctors, movie stars, you name the profession, i have people buying watches from me, handbags from me, all kind of stuff. they know what they were buying. >> this underground economy runs so deep, buckner says it's a cat and mouse game. >> to be sparter tha smarter th, pulling court rowrdz error to rw cases were built. >> when you say back home w
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Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
or finished products and they're not selling in china, which is a country that requires testing. if you want to enter the chinese government thecountry, the chinese government will ask. if they have doubts call the consumer service of the company and just ask if they're testing their ingredients or finished products in china. >> john: really quickly can i ask a personal question. are the cosmetics you're wearing animal cruelty free. >> they are. >> john: they look great. senior director of policy and advocacy for the humane society of the usa. pascaline clec thank you for your service to this cause. >> thank you very much. >> john: five of the biggest lies about entitlements. they think this world isn't big enough for the both of them. but we assure you - it is. bites. little greatness. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: wtf vermont week concludes that tomorrow vermont state police will be participating in a 24 hour tweet tweet-a-thon because nothing makes me feel safer with the knowledge that they're posting photos of cats sleeping in laundry baskets. they're highlighting the use of
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Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
may an grand idea of a bargain on this where you have the right where it goes to china thing where they're interested in it not because of the climate or the environment but because they want the money. then you have the left coming towards it because they want to do something on climate. but then the question is does it have any serious bite at all and. >> john: the problem with nixon going to china, the young nixon would have smeared old nixon for doing it. and you have young tea party fresh men who don't like the idea of taxing polluters. progressive republicans, that is a term that exists, is there enough to make a move? >> probably not. >> john: we're both polyyanas. >> correct. >> john: you mentioned 75% of u.s. wind capacity is in republican congressional districts. why are they so posed to clean industry because they have it in lace. >> they're getting a lot of money from fossil fuel companies, and they have not figured out how to play that game very well so they have not give nearly as much money in campaign and lobbying fees. but it is changing in dynamics. there is no qu
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Apr 17, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, the third fatality in the bombings has been identified. as linzi lu from china. we go to marcy gonzalez. what a pleasure to have you with us, thank you so much. >> thank you john. as you were saying, they have absolutely not made an arrest but we're told they're making significant progress in the investigation. we're told by sources that this could be the suspect that they have been looking for, a man seen talking on his cell phone carrying a black bag across thinks chest possibly leaving that bag. this comes hours after painstakingly going frame by frame through 2,000 images in the crowd around the finish line, the local abc station here in boston is reporting reporting that the surveillance video came outside of a lord and taylor department store close to the finish line, but again no arrests no suspect named, and that is the latest right now. we're waiting for an update from the fbi. they're supposed to hold a news briefing this evening. they've since canceled that, and they have given us no idea when we could get our next official updates. >> john: the l.a. times reported t
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Jan 17, 2013 9:00pm PST
own job to china. you've heard about this. he charged companies hundreds of thousands of dollars a year includinger have sizen and paid $50,000 to his contractors and spent his entire day look at videos is. this guy a free market hero in the market of outsourcing? >> have we verified they were actual cat videos? they're not imaginary cat videos? he was actually doing something -- he was actually at the gym and paid someone else to watch cat videos? >> john: he almost got away with it, too. >> is he not a genius? >> john: he's not because he got caught. >> this kid inspired me. he lied to his bosses the same way as the porn star lied. that's where the problem is. apparently the guy was in a great job. >> all of the ceos come out and lie to us. he was just following their lead. >> john: is this guy any different from a corporation that subcontracts out its work to overseas workers? >> no. he's just following the path. that's how it should be. we all work as little as possible. >> john: lesson is corporations are people but people, you don't get to be corporations. it seems really unf
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Apr 2, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. 23 nations an abstained including russia and china and iran north korea and syria all voted against it and the nra opposed the treaty, too. okay. so it wasn't a perfect day for our friends in the nra but it still plans to block the treaty from ratification in the u.s. senate. imagine that. it is not enough for the nra to ignore the will of americans now it is ignoring the will of the world to say nothing about ignoring the will of their own members. it is all about profits. colin goddard is a survivor of the 2007 virginia tech shooting that saw 32 people killed. he now works with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and sam seder is the host of ring of fire and majority report. gentlemen, thank you so much for being here tonight. >> thank you. >> john: colin 90% of americans, of the american public wants universal background checks. now it is looking like congress will not be going along with that. does this disconnect a power to the nra? is there something more at play here? >> the disconnect is a tribute to the lack of focus for the american people. people in d.c. don't thin
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
they're not all hispanics. true that. in new york, we have folks from korea, china serbia, romania. and that's just robert deniro's girlfriends. if you have a comment for the show tweet us at john fuglesang or use the hash tag "viewpoint." >>> now, as a deeply insecure comedian, there is, of course, a special place in my heart for anyone who walks around a city constantly asks people how am i doing? edward koch passed away friday at the age of 88. while there were many questions about his stance on some issues as well as his lack of a stance on others, there is no doubt they've transformed the city during his time as mayor. when he took office in '78, the city was on the brink of bankruptcy. outlook was bleak. over a decade later, when he left, the city was a brighter place for some people. one of the many dignitaries to attend his funeral was of course former president bill clinton who had this to say about the late mayor. >> i don't think i ever debated discussed, discussed agreed with anybody in this line of work who had a better feel for the impact of what people in government did o
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Jul 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, walmart cost america 196,000 jobs, mostly manufacturing because they import stuff from china or that their average workers make $8.81 an hour, about $16,000 a year. and a lot of employees don't even get that many hours. that's less than 70% of the poverty line for a family of four and you'll hear shut up, you why. why -- you're just jealous. so that's when you tell them this. walmart's lower prices do not save american people money because the only way walmart employees can support a family on such low wages is with public assistance and y'all are picking up the tab. see, wisconsin still releases info on how many workers are enrolled in their public healthcare program. they break it down by employer. it is public record and by last year, there were over 3200 walmart employees who had to enroll in one of the state's public healthcare programs, more than any other employer. add their dependents, the number goes up to over 9,000. the recent report by the s. house committee on education estimated that a single 300 employee walmart supercenter store in wisconsin cost taxpayers at least $9
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Apr 10, 2013 5:00pm PDT
of drugs are being made in china? >> almost all the psychedelic drugs sold in the united states are made in china. there are probably some lsd chemists working in the u.s. but other than lsd people think you knowknow precursor chemicals are coming from china. they're probably going to vancouver where the asian gangs are controlling them, then they come to the u.s. from there. >> john: this is like ebay for drug dealers. you can pick the kind of high you want, the experience you want and read reviews from satisfied customers. have there been arrest for personal purchase and con supplies ofconsumption of these. >> no, these are more for dealers. unfortunately what has been happening with these drugs because they come in tiny amounts, people who don't have a home scale which would be most of us, don't understand how much to take. because they come in a powder generally. people are dying and yeah, very often the kid who gave his classmate these drugs, and they took it on a friday night he's prosecuted if his friends-- >> john: ifit takes a fatality. >> for sure. >> john: it's amazing to
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Jul 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
boycotting the olympics in china. lindsey graham, it has nothing to do with you, maybe a little something. stick around. compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> john: vladimir putin of russia is pretty conflicted these day. he loves homoer rottic sports, that he hates everyone's gay populations. he hates them so much that his nation's police have begun to arrest them or arrest anyone who says anything positive about being gay in russia. mr. putin just detained four dutch tourists for asking russians on their views on gay rights for a documentary. they are the first four arrests under the new anti-gay laws that will help remove propaganda of gays to underage. bringing back our panelists democratic statist basil smikle, and professor at hunte
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we're not as big as other countries. we have over 330 million people here but china and india, big competitors in the world marketplace, they have 2.5 billion people between them. if we enjoy the quality of life we have here in this country, we can't do a bad job at this. we have to do a good job. that sort of sense of urgency, that being -- having the ability to use data and say, okay how do i move my class ahead, how do we move our schools ahead? >> let me ask you, technology how has that helped children learn? are children smarter and more efficient, learning faster today? >> i think some are in at least one way. that is they're much better and this is true in the workplace, they're much better at finding information, not necessarily knowing information. >> interesting. >> i think it's a different things. they know where to look up facts, they know where to find answers, but i don't know that always the way we primarily use technology -- those are important skills. kids need to leave k-12 education, pre-k-12 education and head into the workforce knowing how to use those basic to
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Apr 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
canadians will build the pipeline through the pacific and send the oil to china that way. but they in canada they have blocked that pipeline. no one thinks it's going to be built any time soon. all that is left to find out is if the americans are the chumps now and allowing the pipeline to be built. >> john: in fracking,s not just what we're putting into the ground but what we're mutting putting in the air, can you explain? >> it's one of several processes. it's pumping the gelled water, it's a slick water, it has a reducer in it but also a gel that holds sand in suspension. it combines sand and this slick water down into the wells. when that gel breaks from heat, when the water flows back and the chemicals that were with it, the sand stays in place. when the fracture closes, it's propped open by that sand. the problem with sand is it's silicon. when i was a kid we did not even wear respirators. but today they're wearing respirators, and they're bringing up so much sand that it's exposing the sites and the crews themselves. a lot of crews work 12 hours a day in this environment. >> jo
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when america finally pays china we'll deal with these dead beats once and for all. thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will let me say anything. apology write this letter on the tenth anniversary of the iraq war on behalf of my fellow iraq war veterans. i write this letter on behalf of the 4488 soldiers and marines who died in iraq. i write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. so begins a letter from wounded soldier thomas young addressed to former president george w. bush and former vice president dick cheney upon the tenth anniversary of our invasion and autopsy of iraq. young, who was a soldier who was shot and paralyzed in iraq in 2004 is now dieing in his home having decided to go on hospice care and in his words fade away. he was also the subject of a 2007 documentary "body of war" codirected by legend tear tv presenter phil donahue. mr. do you know hue w
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Apr 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, for china to stand aside, even for iran, who was attacked by chemical weapons, to stand aside from this. so that's what you're looking for. let's press the case, and here, even if you can't find conclusive proof show assad that there really is a line. if he does cross it with a large use of chemical weapons, they will be hell to pay. >> john: my last question, then, how concerned should we be of reports that the rebels are becoming radicalized? >> this is the balancing act. the administration and other countries have been hesitant to arm the rebels in fear that guns would fall into islamic jihadist hands. but the longer this conflict goes on, the more jihadist groups spread their power to some of the most nexttive military groups. so you have to decide do you intervene now? do you hold out? is there a way for rush to russia to pull the plug on the assad regime. i expect this to go on months longer. i don't think anything definitive will happen over the next few weeks. >> john: it's a philosophy that has failed us in the past. i hope it plays out. thank you for your insight and expe
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May 9, 2013 5:00pm PDT
bangladesh is for low prices and low wages. that's why we've seen the industry move out of china in the past couple of years and move into bangladesh. and as i said, there is a power imbalance. it is very poor, developing country that really needs the economic support the orders from these brands. i also think that the brands have the power to do something whereas a lot of the labor groups and maybe even the government in bangladesh feels slightly powerless to change things. >> john: besides the bad p.r. which flares up after a tragedy like this, are there any other legal penalties for these businesses? >> no, they don't own the factories so they're not actually responsible for what happens in them. that's one of the many problems of the global fashion industry. the supply chains are huge. i read that benetton has hundreds and hundreds of factories in 120 countries around the world. how can they say with any confidence they know what's happening in most of them? >> john: do they have any power to improve the system themselves? could they threaten to bring their business to another facto
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protect ourselves and our citizens against probing from china russia, iran, north korea, but for the -- the u.s. government into our citizen's private data. >> john: do you think mr. snowed-any alternative besides leaking this information and do you know if he's received any legal advice yet? >> i don't know about the legal advice and i clearly wasn't in his position but we have a track record of people, whistle-blowers, trying to inform authorities about wrongdoing and of course, we have thomas drake who was an nsa whistle-blower and trying to alert from within, you know, how faulty the system was and how dangerous it is to our civil liberties. and to no avail, he was actually -- they were attached to -- they were to persecute him. so i think there is not a very good track record right now within the establishment of the united states. we look at the case of bradley manning, we look at the case of jeremy hammond and the case of brown and various others and the -- the sentencing is so heavy. it is so bizarre, you know, to like what's known is life in prison or even worse depends on w
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another downturn, china is slowing down significantly. europe austerity is a disaster. the republicans want none of that conversation. all they want is the i.r.s. >> john: absolutely. i want to take issue with you on the scandal thing. if the economy continues to improve gradually despite their best efforts, is that going to force the g.o.p. to have to sit down and negotiate with this president and do something other than obstruction? >> look, i don't think they know how to do anything else at this point. i wish they did and you and i have watched this play out throughout the entirety of the obama administration where he reaches across the aisle. he gives them an olive branch. they cut it in half. they pick off the leaves and throw it back at him and say you won't work with us. all they do is drop subpoenas on various members of the administration and try to wrap them up with the pseudoscandals. when you talk to some of the voices in the republican leadership and hear them talk, the venom the anger the emotion, you feel like saying hey, take a deep breath! calm down! >> joh
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May 3, 2012 8:00pm PDT
in beijing. he is a self taught legal scholar who challenged abuses under china's one child policy after successfully seeking refuge, after a change of heart and claims his family had been threatened chen now says he wants to come to the us. he manage to place a call to a congressional hearing to convey his desire through a translate for. >> i want to meet with secretary clinton. i hope i can get more help from her. i also want to thank her face-to-face. >> clinton is currently in china, engaging in high-level economic talks between the two nations, but did indirectly address the situation. >> as part of our dialogue the united states raises the importance of human rights and fundamental freedom. >> here to unravel this mystery, is former assistant secretary of state for pubic affairs under president obama, p.j. crowley. thank you so much for your time tonight. >> good evening, eliot. >> help me out here i have been reading these stories as they have been emerging. explain to me -- who is mr. chen and why is the entire world focused on him? is he that important? was he that fundame
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general motors and ford are now investing in china, rather than opening the plants here. what do we do to overcome that hurdle? >> make sure our trade treaties are fair, that they have labor standards and environmental standards in them. it doesn't mean that everybody in the world, particularly developing nations have to have the same minimum wage or working conditions of the united states it just means as they become wealthier, their minimum wage does have to raise in proportion with their median wage. as they become wealthier they can share more of that wealth and we should be doing exactly the same thing. and we have to make sure we don't have a tax policy that favors foreign companies and workers rather than american companies and workers. german workers are subjected to the same international competition, but german exporting of manufactured items is far more successful than the united states, because germany provided a lot of technical education to its young people. that go into precision manufacturing. >> we're beginning to see a little bit of that coming back here does presiden
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china was a new pivot point in asia and obama went to burma that was his first trip abroad, myanmar, and he declared, this is basically a move by the u.s. to contain china. and china has felt--he made huge two arms sells in taiwan. he's arming japan. he has armed south korea. this is serious for the chinese. if you're chinese and looking out to the west. >> eliot: what i'm trying to suggest that there is a difference now than when we were invading nicarg ua. >> it was a campaign deliberately to--and reagan-- >> eliot: and they thought they had done that. >> first they thought they had did it with grenada in 1983. reagan made it sound like-- >> eliot: but in the scheme of things. >> the gulf war won and now this is our great moment, we're back again. >> i saw that referred to as a good war. >> eliot: back to recently with norman schwarzkopf's obituary, but it still feels different. >> we just had these terrible in afghanistan. if we learned that lesson. but we forget it. it's amnesia. >> eliot: when robert gates was the fulcrum of our government said we should have our heads examined
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May 8, 2012 8:00pm PDT
countries around the world in europe and china, and now we have infrastructure which is collapsing. that's a very quick way to create jobs not only blue color jobs, but engineering jobs architecture jobs et cetera et cetera. at a time when we are spending $350 billion a year importing oil, transforming our energy system to energy efficiency and sustainable energy becoming energy independent can also create a huge number of jobs. last point i would make obama doesn't agree with me the republicans, don't agree with me i think we need fundamental changes in our trade policy. unfettered free trade has not worked for our workers. start investing in this country, not china. >> i agree with you. free trade is a matter of definition, and what is free from our perspective has not been free for many of our trading partners where there is currency manipulations, and other barers they employ. i want to switch gears for a moment and look at the european elections from a slightly different perspective. you have been a clarion voice for reforming our electorate process. do the europeans have any
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most recent violence in the abject failure of u.n. intervention, for the third time, china and russia vetoed sanctions against syria. although not expected, the move still upset many on the u.n. security council including u.n. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice. >> it is outrageous. what it does is confine the people of syria to continue in intensified conflict. the russians and chinese decided yet again they woulder are protect assad to the bitter end even though the bitter end is coming. >> eliot: let's bring in michael with the brookings institution and co-author of bending history. barack obama's foreign policy. thank you for joining us. >> nice to be with you governor. >> eliot: susan rice just referred to the bitter end and said it is coming. do you agree assad's days are numbers? there are defections in significant number in his military and there are bombings in the capital. what does this mean? can he survive? >> you know, i think ambassador rice is probably correct but i don't think russia and china agree with her yet. it is not just that they like assad. they think he may su
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further and get them on the streets. >> let's go to china, larger in scale, larger in importance although perhaps not quite the hotspot that iran is right now. but if you move to china, china has similar to iran tried to filter access to the internet. is that going to succeed? ari? your experience in this, will they be able to prevent hundreds of millions of people from getting out? >> they are doing it. i was in china a few months ago and i can tell you i tried accessing twitter facebook, youtube. it's blocked. i was in thailand in myanmar. the control of the bandwidth they are controlling to the end user. it's terrible. they are only showing you what they want to show you. >> in other words, it is possible to put a filter in between citizens in china and everything out there? >>. >> they have the filters. i think the fitters will get wider. >> there are thousands of chinese on twitter, the twitter we know. they have sorts of ways to get on to it virtual private networks. >> why should you have to do that create an ad hoc slewing to something that should be to the user. >> there
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weapons. if we built 50 new missiles it would not have an affect on north korea, china or russia. we need new policieses. most forces have not been tested under realistic conditions in 20 years. it's basically junk in the attic. i'm not opposed to getting rid of most it. we need to put out declarations of what the united states will do to prevent others were using nuclear weapons. so i'm very much in favor of the declaration that we will never use nuclear weapons first. what that opens up if someone does use nuclear weapons, that suspends our pledge so we could use them to punish them. we need to redesign arms control. arms control is still built for the cold war but we have these talks that limit the forces of russia and the united states. that's not the problem today. the problem is pakistan and north korea. >> eliot: you're exactly right. i want to drill down on these. you're right. a bipolar treaty between the united states and russia is nice but does not confront the nations of the rogue nation that you're talking about and how do we deal with them. a no-use first strategy s
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big issues with china which damage the u.s. economy and the u.s. committee it is has big domestic problems. but in the meantime, they don't want to dampen voters' mood by being too negative, and they don't want to be blamed either. what they're trying to do is actually the road we've taken in supporting the economy, there is more to be done to boost growth, but some of the biggest threats are not our policies but overseas. >> eliot: on the one hand he's trying to do what george w. bush was doing when the crisis was brewing for years ago which was to speak with a tone of optimism. but on the other hand he's trying to point the pink some place else and say things are not as good as they might be. it's europe, it's china everyone else. it's congress, don't blame us. these factors converged, and he seems to be dancing too quickly. >> absolutely, the white house spent a lot of time in the early months talking about finance and economics, and the psychological impact on the economy when voters feel depressed, happy or whatever. no one wants to dance in spirit dramatically, but they have
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. would you like to have china's economy grow at 2% per year faster or qe 3? >> i'm going--that's a tough one. i'm going to say qe 3 because china growing its economy 2% faster would probably put pressure on commodity costs. >> i would probably want china growing faster because you need a growing middle class there to sell more things there. if our currency is going down, and they have middle class growing, that's good for us. >> i change my mind. i like that. >> eliot: in a way, factors outside of our control, which is the rate of growth of china's economy, will do more to determine our own economic future than what we can do domesticcally. >> the real game changer is europe. >> eliot: that's my next question. >> you take the disaster scenario off the table so it seems. >> eliot: well, they still might not make it. >> you never know for sure. more than anything, more than the qe 3 anything happening in china, europe turning the corner and european central bank. what they've done is much more powerful than qe 3. europe has the biggest economy in the world and they're saying we're go
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incumbent. >> china, certainly for the next 20 or 30 years would imagine one of the most complicated and important relationships we will cultivate and nurture, theres a die virgentions how you see how they would i am complement that relationships. >> at least a couple of things. of course they are both trying to get tough on china comically. governor romney talked about designating it a currency manipulator. i am not sure how much difference it's going to make. he has taushd a tough game there. it's a classic approach over the decades. the incumbent tends to be selectsed into a china policied that's at some level more accommodating. the challenger tends to be tougher. in romney's indication he wants to do quite a bit with these defense dollars as best i can tell. that would be largely focused on the broader pacific, to some extension the persian gulf but china's rise. romney is saying let's deal with china right now. let's get in its face militarily a little bit more. obama is saying the challenge is more down the road. we can afford some military cutbacks in the short-term in order to r
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china shop. he has no idea what he's doing. >> cenk: that was only a year and a half ago. hey joe you know what this is? i've got a personal one for you. elbow from the sky--bye bye. now, all of you stay right here because we've got a whole other hour of "the young turks" coming. and wait until you get a load of me on climate change, washington, new york, you've done nothing about it. that anger when we return. >> lots of flooding, let's of rain, lots of win. >> the beach is usually 100-yard long before you get to the beach. >> fema personnel are working with state and local governments. >> there are things flying off the roof here. >> 30-foot waves on top of 10 to 11 to 12-foot storm surge. >> this is not a time to be stupid. >> the national guard is not too far from husband. >> a lot of people are endureing very difficult times. >> 900 miles wide. that's the tropical storm. >> the crane is dangling above west 56th street. >> sandy has everyone scrambling. >> i'm not worried about the impact on election. i'm worried about the impact on families. >> this is what we live for. >> cenk:
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national correspondent for the atlantic and author of "china airborne,"james fallows. mr. fallows, thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me governor. >> the respect party seems to be in search of its soul if in fact it has one. what do you make of dick lugar being lossed out of the senate? that's hard to fathom. >> it really is incredible and there -- there is only one part missing from the pattern. the republican party really going as far right as it can in this cycle, which is mitt romneyening up as the nominee because he had to fend off challenges from the right. but the cycle in my political memory, most resembles of when i was a kid in 1964 when there was a struggle for the soul of the party and moving farther and farther to the right. so we'll see how this place out in the fall. >> there is within the base of the party, the sort of theological base that rick santorum appealed to and the ron paul libertarian piece, of goldwateresque, determination to go as far right as possible. how do you square that attention within the party? >> it is a challenge. neither of us is
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china step into the void? we have been living in a moment where delinism is the ideology of the sent assessment of the moment, fallen off of the cliff, don't have the political wherewithal. china has 3.5 trillion of reserves? could they have step in and they have chosen not to or do they not have the power? >> they could make a much bigger move into europe if they wanted to show and the markets would like this that they were going to provide a big deal for the germans to help with the broader bail-out. the french of course, you remember nicholassarkolas sarkozy said when sarkozy was president -- not today -- how about some cash? the chinese said no. >> he was like the high school kid going to daddy for a loan and daddy said you are on your own now. it was sort of a debilitating moment for europe where they realized they had to dig deep into their pockets. >> right. >> do they have the wherewithal to do it? >> the china's could have given the money but there was no quid proceed quo suggested by the french or anyone else in europe. >> the french aren't used to doing things that wa
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