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hello, i'm antonio mora, welcome to "consider this". we begin with a dramatic announcement of the first reported announcement of ebola in new york city. new york mayor bill de blasio spoke at a press conference after the news broke. >> testing confirmed that a patient here in new york city has tested positive for ebola. the patient is now here in hospital. we want to state at the outset, there's no reason for new yorkers to be alarmed. >> the paurpt is a doctor who recently returned from guinea where he treated ebola patients. craig
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spencer, admitted to bellevue and placed in isolation. dr robert glater is an emergency physician. is there no reason to be alarmed. you heard bill de blasio. spencer was back in new york, fever. >> at this point there's no need for panic. his symptoms began late this morning. what we do know is patients are only - when they are symptom attic is when they are infectious and transmit the disease, the virus. >> you are government as the governor said at the press conference, that it may have been a good thing that he was a doctor, he took precautions. >> exactly. this is someone who know, who can identify with the symptoms, he worked in africa and knows what the symptoms are. it was responsible for him to
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make the calls and the orchestrated response is to be commended. we were prepared for this compared to dallas. >> he started not feeling great on tuesday. wednesday night he went to bowl in brooklyn, he may have taken the subway from manhattan to brooklyn, and a taxi back into the city. is that a concern? >> at this point i would not be concerned overall. the virus does not live on surfaces for a significant amount of time. it's difficult to get ebola, i want to make it year. this is not an air borne disease, it's spread by direct contact. this. >> the sicker they are, the more transmissible it is believed to be. he was bowling. you could scrape yourself, sweat into a bowling ball - would that worry you?
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>> overall, honestly, no. i'm not concerned overall. at this point it's an awareness, we should proceed with caution, contact trace - i would not manner. >> his girlfriend has been isolated as a result of all this. that obviously is an important precaution. how prepared do you think new york is. >> we are prepared. hospitals have isolation protocols. we have providers. we have p.p.e. there's no reason for concern. we know to ask for travel isolating. >> in a way do you think there's a silver lining. because we are better prepared and will not see the issues we saw in dallas, and the nurses got the disease. >> we are aware of this. we know what happened in dallas and we can learn from this.
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we learn from previous experiences. it's important to protect providers especially. key. >> do you think we'll see more cases as time goes buy coming africa? >> there could be additional cases. we are prepared, contract case, response. >> good to have you join us on short notice. >> my pleasure. >> now to new details about the attack in ottawa. official released closed circuit video of michael zehaf bibeau jumping out of a car with a rifle and running to parliament as people rushed to escape. he had shot and killed corporal nathan cirillo at the national war memorial whilst guarding the tomb of the unknown. the house and senate tuesday soldiers. >> reporter: canada's sergeant
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at arms, kevin vick ars, who shot and killed the gunmen was hailed a hero, receiving a standard ovation, and we learn about the gunman described as a petty criminal who acted alone, but may have hinted of sneptions with islamic extremists. >> we have information that suggests an association with some individuals who may have shared his views. >> canadian individuals premminged to adopt -- pledged to adopt security laws. the u.s. shares the largest border that is crossed by 300,000 people every day. the federal bureau of investigation is now working with canadian authorities on the investigation. we are joined from vancouver, from a former member of canada's advisory council on national
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security, and from washington dc, from robert grenier, an al jazeera contributor. andre. how vigilant is canada about tracking suspected extremists. this plans was not on -- man was not on the list of 90 people that the royal canadian people were monitoring. >> the problem canada has is lack of resources. we have counterintelligence agencies, as well as doubling as a spy agency. they do not have enough manpower and people on the ground to watch everybody. >> canadian officials are talking about aggressive policing. do you see that happening. do you see more resources going into this. >> what happened yesterday was a wake-up call for all canadians. even though intellectually they knew there was a threat out there, there were people who wanted to cause harm. emotionally they couldn't wrap
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their minds around it. since yesterday there's a size of exchange, and the willingness of the government to do a lot more, give a lot more authority and power to the police. >> what does this mean for the u.s. reports say the shooter travelled here four times in recent years. how good is our intelligence collaboration with canada, and how concerned are you by what resources? >> i had experiences with the canadian service and they are professional and good. they don't have the resources that their cousins across the border do. they are effective with the resources they do have. there's close cooperation between the two, with regard to intelligence, counterintelligence, and on the federal bureau of investigation security sigh. i would say we have to see all of this in a bit of perspective. we can't expect too much from
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any service, when you deal with a lone wolf, someone self-radicalized. on whom there was no record or reason to be suspicious. >> that is something that you argued before - that lone wolves are the biggest danger we are facing, that the highest risk is self radicalization or a radicalization in a small group of people, the shooter in canada. operated as a lone wolf, but had contacts among extremists. have intelligence agencies been handy capped. many are arguing, by the edward snowden leaks, in being able to go after the lone wolves? >> again, it's a matter of perspective. with regard to the individual responsible for the terrorist attack on monday, this was an individual with a low profile. he was obviously.
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>> you are talking about the one that ran over a soldier. >> precisely. >> es. >> however, there are other people that may have online signatures that are not so obvious. the question is are we prepared as societies, whether talking about canadians and americans to make the sacrifices in regards to civil liberties to fap the measure of the for example. i'm not sure it obvious. >> andre, it's a question for you, civil liberties have been a question. since the edward snowden leaks, and the federal bureau of investigation monitoring mosques. is that something canadians would accept now. level. >> well you know, we had some scandals involving our own electronic intelligence agency. it didn't have the same impact as the case in the united states.
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the edward snowden case. the canadian agency is more effective in monitoring people with an electronic signature. now the debate is how far can liberties. >> robert, a former colleague, mike moral, the number two, he said he was more concerned about the threat of terrorists coming through the northern border than the southern border. do you agree? >> well i think based on past history, i guess you would have to agree. i don't think we should equate canada with syria at this point. again, i think the threat that we have seen coming from canada has been limited over the years. that said. when we talk about terrorism, we had a greater issue across the canadian border entity the other difficulties with mexico.
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>> how concerned are the canadian people after what happened yesterday. how bad a problem do you think you have. over the years there has been concerns about radicalisation of canadians. >> we are, you know, a lot more aware of the problem today. there are a lot more people in canada that have become radicalized. there's the possibility that they could make their way south, as did the shooter on monday. he had gone to the united states. again, the problem that canada faces is how do you modify civil liberties and civil rights to effectively monitor people who are known and people you can identify as participation jihadists. this is a problem. the interesting thing is that what happened on monday is that it brought to all parties in canada the point home that they were at risk. they were the ones locked down in the house of commons, and they could hear the shots and
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smell the gunpowder. the debate will be a lot more civil and congenial. >> robert, the blow back element here, canada recently decided to become an active part of the coalition. do you think we are - there have been a number of these lone wolf small incidents in the west. more? >> well, i think that we will see more. you mentioned a couple of minutes ago that perhaps the greatest risk, the greatest terrorist. we disagree with that. it's difficult for us to defend ourselves against the lone wolf. by and large they are not in the aggregate of a threat. what i'm concerned about in the fullness of time is more sophisticated planned operations by significant numbers of
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individuals, where the roots of those plots are oversees and within syria and iraq. that's what i'm afraid looking out over the horizon at. >> it's a pleasure to have you both with us. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> turning to the war against i.s.i.l. in iraq and syria. air strikes in syria killed 464 i.s.i.l. fighters, and 157 members of the al nusra, according to a british group that monitors syria. i.s.i.l. has the upper hand in besieged kobane, despite a weapons drop to help the kurds struggling to hold the city. in iraq, i.s.i.l. continues a relentless assault as it launches a push to get closer to baghdad. the american public continues to push the american campaign. the majority of respondents don't think the effort will go well, and 30% think the u.s. and
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actions. >> we are joined by ambassador christopher hill, serving from 2009 to 2010, and is the dean of the school of universal studies. his memoir is "life on the front lines of american democracy." good to have you here. let's talk about the new report of how many i.s.i.l. fighters have been killed. there has been so many numbers about how many fighters they have. do you think we are putting a department in this. we are talking about 500 or so. as many as 500 are flowing in. >> i don't think this will be one body count. it needs to be won by pushingies out of iraq or business. the way to do that is though coalitions, and that is with air strikes and ground forces. and that has been tough to marry up.
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you have an iraqi army that is having trouble, and a peshawar, the kurdish forces having problems. it is, as many american officials are saying, it's a long-term process, it will not end soon. >> let's talk about the coalition, the relationship are with the turks, a key part of what we do in the area, given the border with syria and iraq, the turks waffle about how they are going to help. it sounds as if u.s. officials are getting frustrated. >> no question. historically the relationship between the u.s. and turkey seems to be a casualty. the turks have not been helpful on kobane, and to hear the turkish prime minister, it's as if he wants to make a deal - we'll do this if you promise to do that. alliance. >> is the issue he's seeing the kurds with whom he's had issues,
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there has been long-term rebellion, it's been peaceful over the past couple of years, because of negotiations. does he see the kurds as a bigger threat. >> i think that's part of it. there's another aspect of it as well. he is worried that to get directly involved is to invite i.s.i.l. attacks in turkey itself. many turks are worried about president recep tayyip erdogan's leadership in terms of getting turkey too much involved in an arab area. so they would see further efforts in a place like kobane as a place like the turks leading his country into areas where they don't want to be. this is a tough issue for them. >> they were happy that the u.s. is dropping arms. even that he wasn't terribly happy about. let's talk about the other thing you brought up, if we are going to make successors, the issue of ground force. there are reports that the whole
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moderate syrian rebel side of things may not work out as well as we thought. they may only be able to be used - whatever training we do will be defensive. are we back to what president obama said, that it was a moderates. >> we heard from the white house the idea that we'll train them for defensive purposes. those people advocated the train the moderates. it's up to them to show us how it will work. they use it as a slogan, and move on to the next issue. president obama had deep miss givings and well-founded deep misgivings about the idea of harming moderates. what syria needs is a blueprint for the future. it needs to say more than let's have provisional elections and
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government, and provisional constitution. what syrians want to know, the jews, the christians the kurd, the sunnis, they want to know what is the future for the country, it's not about majority rule, that is coming. the problem if syria is how to protect the minorities. >> i want to bring up some of the basics in your book. you were frustrated with the administration, and how it functions. we saw the former defense secretary come out and criticize the ebola administration for the way they handled iraq and the way they pulled out. was there a sense that there was no desire from the administration to stay engaged in iraq. >> staying engaged needs the iraqis to agree we stay engageled. that was not the case. it wasn't just maliki, all the political parties had misgivings
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about having u.s. troops remaining there. i think washington was in too iraq. >> what about what panetta said. he pretty much said it was more on the united states side than the iraqi side. >> i would beg to disagree. the iraqis tell you if you talk to individual ricky politicians -- iraqi politicians, they say they want to keep troops there. i'm not sure this is matter of the u.s. i think the iraqis, after years of u.s. occupation, they didn't want to have foreign troops on the ground. i think cama understood that and others understood that as well. >> good to have you here, look forward to have you back. the book is "outpost, life on the front lines of america diplomacy, a memoir prz. as america tries to prevent ebola, do we need to worry about
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small pox, eradicated decades ago a russian spy plain in an n.a.t.o. company's air space. fighting in ukraine. what are they up to. >> and harmeli aregawi is tracking the top stories on the web. college campus on edge. threats of a mass shooting. the details coming up while you are watching, let us know what you think. join the conversation on twitter >> it's a chilling and draconian sentence... it simply cannot stand. >> this trial is a sham >> they are truth seekers... >> all they really wanna do is find out what's happening, so they can tell people... >> governments around the world all united to condemn this... >> as you can see, it's still a very much volatile situation... >> the government is prepared to carry out mass array...
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the ebola outbreak revised fears that a scourge could we revised as a terror weapon, small pox killed 300 million in the 20th century, before a worldwide vaccination woke them
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out. the last naturally recorded case of small pox was recorded in somalia in 1977. the virus lives in two labs, one in russia, and the other at the center for disease control in atlanta, and lurks on the internet -- lurks on the internet. the sequence was stored on a computer in '90s, and can be found online. i'm joined by carl olson, an expert who advised homeland security, fbi and other agencies on how to prepare for and responds to terrorism. good to have you with us. according to an opinion piece in the new york times, a well-equipped biotechnology ad may be able to replicate the small pox virus, creating an artificial virus. a modest lab might be able to do that before too long. do you see that as realistic?
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>> the magic word there is mite. the fat that the gooep om exists and we have moved so far so fast in genetic engineering and science, we can literally set a printer to work, putting together the coding to create what is the molecule. that is a remarkable achievement. what we talk about small pox or synthetic hormones. being able to go from printing the molecule to inserting it into a cell and having an active virus, i think the article was oversimplistic on that. where we are today is dramatically far from where we were yesterday, and where we'll be tomorrow will be further down the track. >> for people that don't remember, before its eradication, small pox killed 30% of victims, some described as the most efficient killer of
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humans, i'm old enough to remember the fear of the disease. there's no cure. we saw the panic caused, and we know al qaeda was interested in small pox. it could be an effective terror weapon if it could be revived. >> the reason small pox - we eradicated small pox because we developed a strategy for vaccination of the population. it is very effective. we stamped the disease out by making it impossible for it to continue to exist in the human population. the problem is, as you said, we eradicated small pox globally about 30 years ago. in the ensuing 30 years, we have not kept up the global vaccination programme. we have not continued to follow up with boosters as necessary. today we have a population. the people vaccinated 30, 40, 50 years ago, and think that
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they are safe against small pox. their security against the disease, the immunization has probably lapsed to some degree. so you have got a population out there that would probably be susceptible to small pox. not the way we were 100 years ago, but nonetheless there's a danger. danger. >> people like me probably want residual protection. who nose how much. the u.s. has a stockpile of vaccines to roll out. >> we do. and we can manufacture more. but we don't have a large stockpile. the reality is we would probably have to really fire it up if we were going to try to do a global campaign or start at one end of the country and work to the other. again, there is small pox vaccine, we know how to make it. we have the technology, it works. people have been letting it slide. there's a lot of people out
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there that probably need it. >> there's a best-selling novel, suggesting the possibility that not only can the small pox virus be recreated in a lab, but altered some day in a way that have. >> mother nature alters viruses all the time. that's why we have a flu shot. manually altering the virus, scientifically credible. keep in mind when you tinker with these things, you are likely to destroy the vibrancy and vibility as you are to make it dangerous. nonetheless manmade tinkering, designer weapons is on the list of things which keep homeland security planners up at night. >> how concerned should we be about the small pox that exist in the labs and russia, and the c.b.c. there are some people that think
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north korea may have some. should we be concerned. we have seen mistakes made by labs and hospitals recently in the ebola case. i don't worry about the stockpiles in russia and atlanta. they are - we know where they are. they are maintained, well taken care of. rumours about north dakota, north korea were floating around. that's the kind of things that people keep their eyes on. keep in mind they have stockpiles in the country. the military did not think they'd like the talk of weaponizing. there's a scientific reason, which is again. you don't necessarily want to get rid of that because of mutations and whatever else. you need to work with the source material. there's an ethical reason not to destroy the stockpiles, they are
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a form of semi life and ethical issues of randomly saying we are going to destroy the last organisms, there are ethical issues there. the key issue is i don't get as excited about the notion. mother nature is tinkering with other diseases all the time. >> there are enough out there. certainly we hope we never have to worry about small pox and the debate continues about whether structures. >> thank you, appreciate it. >> moving on to the crisis in russia and ukraine, and moves by russia reminding us of the cold war. ukraine prepares for parliamentary elections, fighting conditions between the separatists and the army. separatists declared an end to the official ceasefire on thursday, but it never took hold. this blast rocked donetsk on monday. separatist rebels who hold the
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city said a ukranian army rocket smashed into a chemical plant. sweden's navy continues a search for what many believe is a russian submarine lurking in the waters of stockholm. >> i'm joined by david green, cohost of the morning edition. an author and radio host. great to have you with us. we'll get to the book, but what is going on in ukraine. and russia. first russia. swedish navy looking for the submarine. we have f-16 scrambling to deal with a russian spy plane. we have all the other provocations that vladimir putin has done, especially the ongoing problems and the fighting that never ceased in eastern ukraine. what does russia want. >> that's the question.
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everywhere is figuring out what vladimir putin is doing. when it comes to the move, russia denies ties trying to do anything. yest is claiming it attacked an intelligence agency. you get the feeling that it's trying to test n.a.t.o., you think about estonia, the eastern edge. it's 95% russian speaking, which when you think about what is happening in ukraine. you imagine people in the baltics being worried. putin has never forgiven n.a.t.o. for something like libya. n.a.t.o. told rushby -- told that they had no plans. it's in russia's history to push back on n.a.t.o. it's a sphere of influence. it's whether they can seat the
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divide. if you get estonia angry enough, the president will say we are upped threat. you have to do something, that pouts other n.a.t.o. countries in a difficult spot. >> we have an increasing mistrust between both sides where it's playing out the worst. technically all-out war. gone. >> it seems to be gone. the west will not admit that. it goes to crimea, it is all russian. you look at sevastopol, and black sea napele fleet where it shared space, taking over subs, ships, repainting over the numbers. it's russia now. you see elements of russian power showing up. there's an ethnic minority in crimea. the tatars suffered so much. they were deported by stalin. came back. they are sunni muslims coming back in the
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1980s, coming back to their homeland. no one nose who is carrying this out. they are tatars. young men rounded up. kidnapped and found dead. this is an eerie reminder of russian policies in daing as stan, chechnya. it's a scary time for people in crimea who don't want to be part of russia, for those that do, they are elated. home. >> you have the conflict in the east. parliamentary elections, and petro porashenko's party looks to be ahead in whatever polls exist. in the east, pro-russian separatists say we are not dealing with the election, we'll have our own. you have the ukrainian economy a mess, they haven't been able to reach a deal with the russians about continuing to get the natural gas their economy is a shambles. russia is a shambles too. the ruble hit its low against
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the u.s. dollar. you travelled throughout russia, is there still support for vladimir putin, and what he is doing under the circumstances? >> there is support. it's higher since he took crimea. there's more questions. polls. >> big spurt in the polls, and an outpouring of patriotism, and a big outpouring of patriotism. this is a country where people - this goes back generations, where people - they make a pact. if the world is a dangerous place, will russian people say "i'll give myself to the great leader, and take whatever comes with that to be in russia and a safe space. that's the world that vladimir putin is trying to create. the world is dangerous, the west place. >> as you did a great trip of country. >> large. >> you saw tremendous hardship.
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russia is not moscow and st. petersburg, it's a lot of villages where people have to use wood to heat their homes, and hardship is an essential part of the character. nationalism. >> i don't know about russian nationalism. i don't see a fight for a change happening right now. this is not a country that is nearing its open arab spring, which a lot of people wondered. this is a place where the middle generation is tired of so much cheap, and it's similar to what ukraine is going through. so much change. there's a younger generation figuring it out. you talk to younger russians, a lot don't see a sense of hope. i talked to one young man that went through military training. it's brutal. it feels it made him russia, strong. then you talk to middle class wealthier younger russians, and they are well versed in
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democratic values. they are living well. they feel like, maybe this is not a perfect democracy. it's not offensive. maybe an election is rigged enough to pad vladimir putin's numbers, it's not rigged enough to change the results. if vladimir putin is managing something now. they'll keep doing that. >> you saw the hardship as you travelled. one of the interesting lings is we see the russians as dour. once you know them, they are warm and welcoming. it's a fascinating description of russia from west to east. >> yes, cold on the outside, but some of the warmest people once you get in the apartments and homes of people. >> the book is "mid night in siberia, a train journey into the hartland of russia." and time for what is trending on the web. >> last week we told you about
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"the guardian"'s application that whisper promises anonymity is tracking users and sharing information in some cases with third partys. jay rocker fella sent a letter to whisper's c.e.o. requesting a staff briefing saying: growing concerns leads to a number of sites guaranteeing anon mimenty, yik yak is one. a post was posted threatening to kill students. before noon officials announced that the campus was on lockdown after a second social media threat:
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classes were cancelled and it was announced: the lockdown was lift the around 7:00p.m.. school officials are working with police and yik yak to investigate the incident. this month a student at a maryland college was charged after posting a similar threat i don't understand it. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> ahead - the d.n.c. chair dodges questions about president obama's absence on the campaign trail. are democrats running from an unpopular president or is it par for the course in midterms. holiday shopping may have gotten more later... >> do you know why they called me black mix. -- black mix. >> no called you that. >> these people have decided that today they will be arrested >> i know that i'm being
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some of the most important senate races are heating up. will mitch mcconnell keep his seat and with it the party leadership. will the g.o.p. take the senate and gain control of congress. is president obama on the sidelines. i'm joined by bill schneider, from third way. al jazeera contributor, good to see you. the head of the con gregsal committee was asked if the president was doing enough. she had app awkward exchange. >> why is bill clinton campaigning and the president not? >> the president is campaigning in competitive races. >> what competitive races is the president campaigning in. >> like i said the president has races. >> clearly she couldn't come up with one.
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in fact, a lot of democrats are avoiding the president. some not admitting that they voted for him. is it different since 2006 where the president was not popular. >> i remember in 1994 bill clinton's first mid term, when the republican ran ads showing faces of candidates morphing into consumer's faces. we had that happen in the past. bush in 2006, clinton in 1994. i remember a story. george's campaign manager back in 1972 says that he telephoned a democratic congressional candidate in ohio. he said "i have wonderful news for you. senator mcgovern will be in your distribute and campaign." the democrat said "that is god news, but i'll be in florida visiting my mother." the cam pain manager said "we
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haven't said when we are coming." the campaign manager said, "doup matter, when ever -- doesn't matter, whenever you show up mother." >> i was in georgia, they may not use the candidate's face morphing into president obama, but then banging the drum hart about president obama's policies being on the battle. >> that's right. the republicans are trying to nationalize the race. they want every democrat to be a stand in for president obama. all races to be nagsized, or republicans hope so. they are meeting with some success. president obama, surprisingly is helping them when he said, in every race "i may not we on the ballot, but my policies are." and he said even though lawmakers who are avoiding him are strong supporters of his policy and vote for them in congress.
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that was bad news for democrats. >> he was trying to focus on the economy and polls show the economy is a top issue for americans with 61% saying the economy is doing poorly. this is in spite of a number of spif economic -- positive economic indicators. are democrats doing a bad job at getting their message across. >> i can't imagine them saying they will be left off the stage. it's good for people at the top. they are doing well. most of the good news is happening to people who have money. most voters are facing wage stagnation. there has been no income growth. they are unhappy. particularly democrats. one of the stories isn't that republicans are angry and fired up. democrats are demoralised. they expect to see a boom.
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just like with clinton. they haven't seen it and are accept about that. >> let's talk about the hopes taking the senate. they'll have mitch mcconnell. despite alison lundergan grimes making blunders, including refusing to say if she voted for the president. an ad from "the washington post" for untruthfulness. polls show that the race may be tightening, and the democratic committee has now gone back in, play? >> i think it is. mitch mcconnell is not a powerful figure. he's an incumbent. this is a bad i don't remember for incumbents. the kentucky race is unpopular between mitch mcconnell the incumbent senator, and mitch mcconnell, who is unpopular.
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and alison lundergan grimes is really riding unpopularity there are in my opinion states close enough to be toss ups. if the g.o.p. wins the races it expects. it only has to win five of the the toss-ups to take control. some significantly. a lot of the races are tight. that certainliy that a lot of these experts, the numbers guys say the republicans would take the senates, do you think that is the case, or you don't know what will happen. >> all i can say is the odds are with the republicans. nothing is certain. there's a lot of wild cards. a lot are libertarians. they can make a crucial difference. there's a lot of anti-incumbent sentiment. republicans - every poll shows
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while democrats are unpopular, republicans are less popular. there are too many wildcards. >> there's nine races tightened up. it's conceivable the republicans could win all nine. who nose who will happen, we'll know in 12 days. >> thanks. >> coming up. >> movie reel: you have no idea what they see when they see you. >> you have a thing for taylor swift... >> the controversial comedy that has people talking about the sensitive matter of race. while you'll probably spend more >> every step in life from the very beginning is the journey of exploration... of rebellion... belief... liberation... and the great unknown of courage... of ambition...
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>> i'm ali velshi, the news has become this thing where you talk to experts about people, and al jazeera has really tried to talk to people, about their stories. we are not meant to be your first choice for entertainment. we are ment to be your first choice for the news. federal authorities have charged seven people with conspiring with al qaeda. >> since 9/11 the us has spent has spent billions of dollars on domestic counter-terrorism operations. >> i wanted to be in on the big game and to be paid top-dollar for it. that's it.
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>> many of these involved targeted informant led stings. >> to them, everyone in the muslim community is a potential informant or a potential terrorist. next. today's data dive looks at the high cost of free shipping. the holiday season is quickly approaching and the big perk of shopping online got more expensive. your average cost to qualify for free shipping with online retailers jumped from 76 to $82. an entry analyst looked at retailers and says they are raising prices to cover cost. amazon and best buy are typical of the friend, increasing the minimum spend from $25 to $35. amazon prime raised subscription by $20. that's because shipping is
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costly, amazon spent more than $6.5 billion on shipping, and customers paid for less than half of that. in the early days of online shopping retailers used the perk to attract customers to people expected it. now it's a major factor in determining whether consumers will make a purchase. half of all customers will abondan -- abandon an online shopping cart. when people buy, 50% picked the slowest mailing time. three in five customers will wait an extra three days in delivery is covered. it works in favour of retailers. the vast majority of customers are willing to by more stuff to get free delivery. lots to consider with the corner. >> what does it mean to be a young black adult in the age of
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we heard about the need for a conversation on race for years.
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and a satirical new film may have started one "dear wight people" points out hip okay rahsies faced by african american students at mostly white campuses. >> dear white people, the minimum require of black friends to not seem racist has just been raised to two. sorry, but your weed man tyrone does not count. dear white people please stop touching my hair. does this look like a petting zoo. dating a black person to piss you have your parents is a form of racism. >> "dear white people" is in selected people opening this weekend. effie, the producer is here with us it points out the hypocrisy of many college and rast. it started a major conversation about, you
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know, the subtle prejudices that students face. you have great reviews. celebrities, they are supporting your film on twitter. you have two goth am award nominations, why do you think the film and its ideas are resonating with so many from different backgrounds. >> thank you for that. we are excited that people responded so well. i think one of the reasons why people have been - it's been resson waiting, it's a subject that hasn't been had in this way. >> to your point, after the election of president obama, we heard the term post racial. the director of the film, they said that we are not in a post racial society. the film speaks directly to that, bringing up parties on campuses. they are whites dressed up in the worst stereotype.
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it's been happening for years. >> it's happening now. this movie will shine a light on it. what are you doing. i don't feel like a lot of times they are doing it with malicious intent. i don't think they understand the repercussion of it. better. >> it's been a long time since i've been in college. i feel like now i've been to college, and where they are now, that it's gotten a little better, it's a long way to go. i think it's subtly moved, not so overt. where it's "you don't need sun screen, you don't burn" because you are already black. random stuff like that. what do you mean. do you know what you are saying. it's not as overt as what might have happened in the past. talking about hair and
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appearance, the film tackles so that the subtle jabs you are talking about, here is a clip where students rant about white students talking about their hair. >> movie reel: i hate to do it to you, we'll have to get reel black for you. the other day a girl has a chance to fix her mouth and ask me if my hair was weaved. >> weaved. really. first of all, if you fix your mouth to ask it say it right, please. it's weave. noun. present tense. >> cocoa. love her. >> i do thing the film brings that up, which is important, that many white people say things they don't think are prejudiced, but is. and so it really - there's an educational side of it. but it tackles things that african americans say to each other. it does.
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we don't talk about it within our own community the racial tension within our community. but i do feel that, you know, cocoa is a great example, you know, when she brings up the other girl talking about her hair or relationship with troy is interesting as well. >> really, it addresses so many different issues, including the diversity of the black experience and the diversity of the racism. >> it is one thing that i appreciate in the script. there's many, many different ways of being black. and a lot of times we don't get to explore that. in the movie there's a different type of student looking for within their racial identity, are they black enough or not. what does it mean. through the characters you have troy, who is all american trying to pull it together.
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for his father. you have lionel who doesn't want to be labelled black or gay. you have cocoa who is by any means necessary trying to go into a celebrity culture and how to get there. i feel this tackles in an entertaining way of the diversity of racism within the community, and how, also, it's - throughout. >> "dear white people", is in select communities. best of luck with the movie. >> thank you so much. it's a pleasure to have you. >> coming up this weekend on "consider this" - why was america financially supported some nazis for the past seven decades, and why are some still collecting social security to our government. teens and sexting - the powerful story of a police officer that
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