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sleeve. literally, but only, of course, if you don't get caught. al jazeera, with brainy people in london. >> "real money with ali velshi" is here next. have a great weekend. >> the arctic frontier could be the next battle ground in the new cold war. tonight, see how countries like russia and china are already planting their flags in the frozen north. also, down to the wire negotiations on a nuclear arms deal. i'll tell you why russia isn't the only country you have to worry about. and a mom finally catches a break that could help her build her american dream. i'm ali velshi and this is "real
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money." in the new cold war, no country has paid a bigger price than ukraine. areas in the east have been seized by pro-russian rebels. crimea has been annexed to russia outright, and russia threatens to cut off energy supplies mid went. government infighting has delayed getting money to them. such is ukraine, one year after prowestern protests erupted against the then prorussia leader. sparking the biggest east west crisis sings the last cold wars. to show support for ukraine's
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embattled leaders, joe biden flew to ukraine, in all, u.s. has given ukraine $118 million in so-called nonlethal military aid. so far, the u.s. has hesitated to send actual lethal aid which would be viewed as a major escalation by the russians. these increased tensions or ukraine have kicked off a new era of tensions between the nato alliance. it's not just europe that these tensions are being felt, it spread to the arctic, gaining foot holds in the north, that is said to hold 13% of its undiscovered oil and 30% of its natural gas.
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three factors matter most in both real estate and geopolitics. location, location, location. and for those interested in waterfront property, with breathtaking views, plenty of wildlife, and the potential for future riches, this island could be a hidden gem. up here in the high norwegian arctic, it seems like there's nothing but land. but very little is for sale save for one parcel on a mountain across the bay behind me. you can't even see it for all the snow and the fog. now what's interesting is a chinese businessman wants to buy that land. there is very little economic value in owning land up here today. so one wonders, whether it's of greater strategic value. local officials say chinese real estate tycoon recently visited this arctic mountain in
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smallbard. more than 1200 miles north of oslo and halfway between the north pole and norway. over the last three years one of china's richest men, his company did not respond to inquiries about his interest in small bard. nonetheless, chinese ambitions on their land, billions of dollars worth much oil and natural gas. and many see here huong's interest to get into the far north. >> any discussion about a potential way of fettin gettingr foot into the arctic, we see this in the discussions. >> reflecting local sentiment a
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prominent no norwegian newspaper published a paper calling him a strong man for the chinese economy. but this is only sparking interest. as tensions ramp up between russia and the west an old soviet outpost is also drawing attention. find out why we jumped in a boat and headed there by way of the bering sea. because there are no roads that connect on small bard. on russian settlement, the hallmarks of a bygone era is everywhere. >> our goal is communism, of course our goal is not communism today. just a memory for the period of russia. >> but like those old soviet days, the settlement still
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receives flies and food imports from moscow. that's despite the fact that the amount of coal produced here has declined dramatically over the years. but that doesn't mean berentsberg isn't valuable. >> in a market economy are very difficult to sustain. without tremendous subsidies. but if some of those settlements particularly in the far north some of those bases can inquire a strategic significance so much the better from russia's perspective. >> with 13% of the world's undiscovered oil and third of its natural gas located in the arctic, many people here feel russia is holding on just to keep the options open. >> the politics, the being here is very important for them. >> that means supporting legacy settlements even if only a few people live there. >> if there's a settlement that
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from russia's perspective can be sort of a flag in the snow then that's absolutely something the kremlin would seek to exploit. >> today only a hearty crop of 400 russians and ukrainians are left. local officials feared fist fights over ukraine could break out between russians and ukrainians deep in these mines. >> it is difficult for me because my parents stay there in ukraine. that's why it's very difficult. >> this new cold war is putting strains on those like constantine, a coal miner who came here after learning he could make nearly four times as much as he earned back in ukraine. and so much like china's business tycoons and russia's energy prospectors, he left for a frigid region that's shaping
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up to be the new battle ground in a cold war. >> not only china and russia are vying for an edge in the arctic, oil minerals and new shipping lanes. bob reese is the best selling author of books, bob good to see you again, viewers will see you a little later in another edition of the new cold war that we're covering this week. the chinese and the russians not what i would have expected to see when i took a plain from oslo all the way up to this island of small bard closer to the north pole than it is to oslo. >> i'm surprised. to the russians the arctic is their front yard and it's been that way for 100 years and to the chinese, shipping routes? a single chinese ship going from shanghai to new york would save $2 million each way as opposed to going through the panama
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canal. >> shorter route? >> shorter route, less fuel. we're talking a whole ocean didn't exist basically, years ago. of course they're interested hugely. >> let's talk about whether they're working together or in competition. there's a visceral fear these days, particularly the united states, tensions with china and increased tensions with russia. >> kissinger wrote about this, it's kind of natural that as the three powrgs, there ar powers, s going to be shifting allegiances. they both have big interests in the arctic and they want to keep us out of the arctic and when their interests coincide they're no act together. >> you said gas and oil and
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diamonds and minerals. what's more important, the geopolitical interests or the economic interests? >> everything is tied together. geopolitics is economics. rudyard kipling, the great game, india and b pakistan, who would have controlled saudi arabia years ago? the chinese know it, the russians know it. i wish we know it better but we don't seem to. >> technological know how for drilling in the arctic, it is something we have an advantage over the russians for instance. does that help america get a foot hold? >> it's helping in one hand but not on the other. we're blocking our own people from drilling in alaska and i'm sure any temporary advantage will disappear at some point. >> there was actually some dealings with exxon mobil and the russians, that of course has
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come to an end because of the sanctions. >> it's come to an end but how long will that last? it's not like the gulf of mexico, the drilling season in gulf of mexico is 12 months. in the arctic it is three months. we're in the winter months and sanctions mean nothing now. i think people regard this as temporary and the oil companies will be back. >> speaking about oil companies this is not the easiest drilling in the world, it's actually fairly expensive. back when oil was well over 100 dollars an oil. expensive tight oil was viable. >> it's still the last oil left on the planet and still biggest find remaining and the oil companies will still want it. that will not go away. >> at $80 a barrel it's still feasible? >> will you invest in something that will go up? it always goes up. >> bob reese is the author of many books including the eskimo and the oil man.
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coming up. front lines of the cold war, i'll reveal what's igniting tensions amongst old enemies. why the gop wants to take president obama to court. the new cold war, tweet me @ali velshi. back in two minutes.
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>> vice president biden was in kiev today to lend support to ukraine's embattled leaders. biden wasted no time. in western sanctions against moscow include those targeting russia's energy industry. as i reported, there is immense energy wealthy to be found in the arctic. and the race to tap it is ratcheting up tensions in this new cold war. it's 10:00 a.m. on afternoon autumn morning in tran si trans. fm. >> demonstrations of force like this have taken on a new urgency for the west. here beside the car carpathian
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mountains in romania, just a seven hour drive from ukraine, where russian backed separatists set off the worst confrontation sense the end of the cold war. rowreurowroweromannian fears thd the u.s. are bound for armed conflict. yet an escalating conflict on both sides have left little room for understanding. combat aircraft near nato air
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space. nearly two dozen russian bombers and fighters swooped over the north sea, the black sea, the dpufl of finland and the baltic sea. that intercept was captured here on never before seen video, recently declassified by the norwegian military. it shows russia's newest fighter jet, the su-34 which is carry a payload of 8 tons of precision guided weapons. events like this happened more than 100 times in 2014. three times more than in 2013. >> essentially what it is is the cat and mouse game that was played during the original cold war where each side probes the defenses of the other in order to see how they'll react. >> that game is putting more pressure on nato outposts like this air base in buda, where
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norwegian forces recently cooperated with their russian neighbors. nato uses its joint commander and its f-16s to be its eyes and ears in the sky. recently moved 600 miles north to buda becoming the only country with the military headquarters inside the arctic circle. one big reason for the move: to keep better tabs on russia. buried deep inside an arctic mountain norwegian officers track incoming russian bombers on giant monitors. an image that conjures up an image of 1950s cold war surveillance and that era has come roaring back to life. brinksmanship has always existed but fundamentally redefined
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moscow's relations with the west. >> i think without question the ukrainian crisis has pushed the russia west relationship over the cliff and something that's qualitativelily different from what we had during the postcold war period. >> putin outlined a new vision for the kremlin. moscow would actively protect what it considered its sphere of influence. there was one part in which he warned russia's colleagues, if you push the spring hard enough it will spring back. it is pushing back against the encroachments of the west. >> micmikhail gorbachev weighed. collapse of trust between the russia and the west. >> the world is on the brink of
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a new cold war, some have already said it has already begun. >> the stakes of this new cold war are about more than just territory and influence. they're also about money. here on the top of the world, the battle is being fought over energy. the arctic is home to 13% of the world's undiscovered oil, and a third of its natural gas. eight nations lay claim to this fast melting landscape, including russia, canada, and the united states. they, alongside china, are all pursuing huge reserves of oil, gas and coal. >> russia's resurgence has been fueled by hydrocarbons that came from the subarctic and if they are to stay powerful they need more hydrocarbons to come out of the arctic arctic. >> in 2007, russia staked its
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claim. two russian submarines planted a tititanium flag underthe land. but the move underscores the growing importance of the region. to get a firsthand look i headed north. way north. to the northern most town in the world. on an island in the high arctic called smal bard. many nations, including russia, are eyeing this once sleepy coal mining settlement as a strategic base in this new arctic frontier. i'm here in norway, much closer to the north pole than oslo, this is for polar bears, they were looking for a place to put the co2 emissions, the carbon dioxide that comes from burning coal. they tried to find a reservoir to put it underthe ground and
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they came upon a reservoir of natural gas. >> energy isn't the only battle for the high north, it's about who controls the high seas which are increasingly accessible because of global warming. new shipping lanes created by melting of ice in the arctic could save a lot of money. for example a cargo ship traveling through western europe and asia typically does it by the suez canal. the number of russia's arctic shippers have soared in the number of years. what they need now are ports and lines of communication. it is a big reason why moscow recently unveiled an ambitious plan, to build 13 new bases and outposts across the arctic. >> it would not only be lucrative for russia
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economically, but in the sense that russia would control a key shipping artery for the global economy. >> small bard which is under nor norwegian control, presents an obvious communications dilemma for others who are strategic interesinterest -- strategically interested in the far north. driving down one of its only two roads, longyerbian has the look and feel of an alpine ski resort. 59% of the ice has melted away since 1979. melting ice in the arctic. it's an ironic contrast to the new freeze in relations between russia and the west. a freeze that's steadily putting old cold warren miss on a path -- war on a missions.
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>> tune in tomorrow, we'll devote the entire show this weekend to the tense relations between russia and the u.s. 5:00 p.m. eastern, 2:00 p.m. pacific. focus on iran's nukes is coming at the expense of a tension that should be paid to bigger threats in the world. we'll find out after "real money" returns in just two minutes.
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ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> iran and the u.s. worked long hours to try to overcome their deep divisions, ahead of a monday deadline. secretary of state john kerry plans to stay over the weekend for more talks. one party not at the negotiating table but keeping a close eye on the talks is israel. unlike iran israel has not signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty but it's widely seen to possess nuclear weapons. nick schifrin has the latest in jerusalem. >> officials here in israel and the u.s. all agree if iran were to decide to make a nuclear weapon it could do so in a few months. fundamentally what's on the table this weekend, removing
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iran's ability to make that weapon or making it harder in the wake of crippling financial sanctions. for more than adecade iran has built a vast nuclear strawrkt. infrastructure. this weekend may be the last best chance to make a deal that president obama regularly mentions in his message to the american people. >> we will have addressed peacefully with diplomacy one of the greatest challenges to peace and security. >> the u.s. hopes to block the three potential paths to, uranium, enrichmenrichment capa, and the covert path, the u.s. hopes monitors get enough access to know if iran secretly starts
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creating a weapon. >> if iran wants to heal its differences with the international community it will have no better chance than between now and november 24th. >> if a deal gets made iran will get a massive economic boost. removing sanctions will give iran access to $120 billion in foreign accounts, iranian students would be able to study in the west and iran would become more of a regional power which sanctions have prevented. >> they are illegal in nature, they must be removed, they have not produced any positive results. >> but what iran wouldn't have to do: destroy its nuclear infrastructure and that's weather where opponents pounce. >> the idea of giving nuclear capacity to the iranians, recent tweets about annihilating israel
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is insane. >> enable iran to remain a threshold nuclear state. >> just yesterday, israeli prime minister hemmed a press conference. wants to eliminate iran's ability to research and eliminate north korea. >> these loopholes aren't totally closed. it would enable the iranians to bypass the agreement. and make it ineffective in the future. >> whether they can make a deal is anything but clear. president obama's aides say that the chances of making a deal are probably about 50-50. regardless, the two sides will work towards their self imposed deadlines monday just three days away. >> gregory koblenz, professor at george washington university.
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he says he is cautiously optimistic that a deal with iran can be struck. gregory do you think it's likely to be struck by this deadline and does it matter? >> i don't think that we're going to reach agreement by the november 24th deadline. i think it's more likely that the talks will be extended into 2015. but i think there are a couple of reasons to be optimistic that the talks will succeed sometime next year. >> israel will take exception to that, they think iran is manipulating the west. is that true or is there some valid reason this deal hasn't been reached? >> this deal is really going to be hard to reach because it really addresses some fundamental issues of trust between iran the u.s. and other negotiating partners. this is an area where iran has spent billions of dollars and a lot of effort and they will be loath to give this up. at the same time, the u.s. position he will get stronger not weaker so time is on the side of the u.s. reach reachingn
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agreement with iran. >> argument is with every passing day, iran's nuclear capability get better. >> gives president obama more rench with the iranians because he can now insist on tougher terms or else is iranians know they will not get the deal approved by the senate. so i think it gives the u.s. more credibility to threaten future sanctions if a deal is not reached. second is the price of oil ask around $80 a barrel, no expectation that it will go up soon and this is really hurting the iranian economy and president rouhani can't implement without getting sanctions lifted. the final piece is the situation with iraq. the u.s. and iran have a common interest of stopping i.s.i.s.
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cementing its gains in iraq. but the situation has improved since the summer and the u.s. support of the government, peshmerga, has really changed the nature of the game in iraq. so for all those reasons, the u.s. will be in a stronger position the next several months to negotiate a tough deal with the iranians. >> why is it so important to stop iran's nuclear capability and why don't we have any concerns about israel's nuclear program, also secretive? >> pledged not to reveal nuclear weapons and they are given access to peaceful nuclear technology. we know for the past 30 years now they have been cheating with the npt and pursuing nuclear material outside of the i.e iael part of the regime as well.
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>> all this has taken focus off of india and pakistan, two countries we know are nuclear armed and don't get along with each other. >> that's right. justifiably, there is a lot of issue preventing iran getting one nuclear weapon. but india and pakistan both have over 100 nuclear weapons. sometime in the near future unless things on the ground change dramatically. >> we are focusing a lot on what could be deteriorating relations between iran and china, and russia and iran, both of which have interest in iran right now. >> that's right, historical close partners with iran but i think there's a change you have seen they're playing much more constructive roll in the p-5 plus 1 talks. and hopefully that will continue.
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>> gregory, koblenz, an associate professor with george washington university. coming up. the very latest over immigration and obamacare in just two minutes.
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>> fault lines brings you an eye opening look at what life is really like under the taliban. >> i'm actually quite nervous >> from girls attending school,
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to enforcing sharia law. >> they rely on the local population, and so they need to win the hearts and minds of locals to be able to fight. >> fault lines, al jazeera america's hard hitting... >> today they will be arrested... >> ground breaking... they're firing canisters of gas at us... emmy award winning investigative series... special episode this is taliban country only on al jazeera america >> start with one issue education... gun control... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america
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>> house republicans finally did what they've been threatening to do. sue president obama over the affordable care act. obamacare. the lawsuit comes a day after the president invoked his executive powers to prevent millions of illegal immigrants from being deported. mike viqueria is at the white house for us. mike safe to say, the timing isn't a coincidence. >> last time there was talk in conservative circles about empeechg presidenimpeaching pre, waved delayed portions of the affordable care act, tried about 38, 40 times to roll back the affordable care act.
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obamacare in congress. they've been unable to do so. so they chose two of the 38 ali to try to bring the president to court. waving the employer mandate or delaying the employer mandate, republicans say it's unlawful go against the spirit and the letter of the law, transfer of $175 billion over 10 years to insurance companies which they said was not part of the deal now. republicans you're right, i'm not sure it's a coincidence. john boehner has to keep the rest in line, not driving that wagon train over the cliff. this the last time they were almost april ow apoplectic overe president announced last night, ali. >> as far as tactics go is this one commonly used and is it ever
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successful, the idea of suing the president over legislation you haven't been able to turn over in congress? >> the courts for instance, they are just generally reluctant to get involved in legislative battles. if you don't have the votes you don't have the votes has been their position, it is a matter of standing, does the congress have standing to sue the president? can they show they have personally been harmed and so far no, generally that has not been the case. the courts have found that they do not. perhaps a bigger threat ali to the affordable care act, obamacare, comes next june, the supreme court has agreed to hear the case that has been passed in the lower courts that is he says the subsidies for low income people, 13 plus the district of columbia that the states, the, the federal
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marketplace takes over then those subsidies cannot be applied. the supreme court has agreed to hear that. that would really cripple the affordable care act if they rule in favor of the plaintiffs, ali. >> john boehner is trying to shore up the far right of his party, because as you know there are talks of a budget stalemate, of a government shutdown. doesn't it worry them that they alienate the middle of their base? >> this is something they have to learn about congressional leaders, it is different to run a loam or state campaign than it is to run for leader or whip or speaker, your constituency if you are john boehner, they are up to about 245 in the new congress, 114th congress that queens iqueens in january.
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the same with kevin mccarthy as the majority leader and steven scalise in the house. he has got to walk that line, to try to get somebody in this building behind me. after that election. and doing what's right in terms of his internal politics within the house conference, gop conference and it's always a very tricky balancing act ali. >> thank you so much, mike viqueria with us for the white house. ariel filed for bankruptcy protection, five months after the supreme court ruled that areo violated programming. through little antennas mounted on smartphones and other devices. customers were charged between $eight and $12 a month. you get it from areo instead of
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paying cable. middle class mama took a big gamble with her struggling small business, we'll find out if it worked in just two minutes.
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>> america's middle class, rebuilding the dream. our year long series taking the revealing look at america's middle class. today we check back with jody bolin, the single mother who's trying to make a fresh start and recently her fortunes have begun to change. >> sales for the month of october were the best that i've had since i've been here in the store. i spoke to a woman who relocated her store to this area, to years ago. and she told me that it took two years to get her sales back to the amount that they were before her move. well, i'm staying optimistic, and looking forward to next week's christmas open house. it's friday, november the 7th. and today is the first day that i'm going to do a wine and cheese reception here at the
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store. the sales today so far have been great and the event hasn't even started yet. so it's the best day i had in a long time. i went to physical therapy this morning and i have a terrible cold but i'm just trying to pull this off. you know it's so hard not to be able to take a day off to take better care of myself but i'm going to power through this and make this happen. >> thank you so much! >> so we had an awesome day for christmas open house. the numbers of sales today were better than the open house that i've had the last couple years at the old location. so ooh, i'm smieg and i'm tickled we did almost $2100 in one day. keeps the momentum going and keeps me optimistic. i'm hoping that december can give me a little bit of a cushion to make it through january again.
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it's still very, very hard. >> well, even though jody bolin is starting to see money come in she's worried about what another winter of bad business can mean to her life. the gap between the haves and have nots is beginning to grow.the number of individuals holding assets worth more than $30 million has also reached new highs. that's according to a new survey released by wealthx. focuses on ultrahigh net worth individual. one of the staggering facts his firm came up with the world's uber rich has a welt estimated $30 trillion. double the size of the u.s. economy. how many people are we talking about that have $30 million? >> last year it was 200,000, it's grown to 211,000. people talk about the 1%, or the
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.1%. what we're talking about is the .004%. so it's a very concentrated population and growing. >> they're growing but they count for almost this is the interesting thing 13% of all wealth by adults around the world. >> this is unbelievable when you think about it, on the one hand we're happy that people can be that rich and come up with new things but the inequality seems to be the issue here, creating wealth where do these people live where do they earn their money how does this work? >> they're in the cities you would think but think about the share of their wallets, where is the wallet, that is the financial tea leaves. they hold about 20% in cash. that's an indication they are uncertain about the economy. 20% is in stocks. they still want to capture something. here is the interesting fact. little less than 50% is
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privately held. they're vested in companies they have started. >> you can't invest in. >> things that -- yes, that's right. but that shows that's how they get over the hump into that wealth, they take that risk and then 10% is in real estate and luxury items. one other stat of this population they comprise about 19%, this two, 1100,000, they comprise 10% of all luxury purchases around the world. >> 207,000 people the size of a small town covering double the wealth of the entire united states. >> or nascar track. >> that's a good way of putting it. where do they live? >> california is the number one place, 13,500. more than u.k. has and then if you go to new york would be next around 9500. that's more than india has. and then you get to texas and you've got about 6500 and that's
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more than canada has. >> texas i'm assuming a lot of this is energy wealth maybe some is technology put mostly oil. >> dallas and houston huge concentrations that are oil and gas driven president not just oil but the value chains, the guy who makes the widget and the whole eke he system. >> new york a lot of it is finance? >> yes. and l.a. and san francisco you have got tech and san francisco, media. those really propel it forward. >> this is a global phenomenon. the growth of the ultrahigh the he weigh individual, 30 million and up, growing globally. >> china there's an enormous amount of wealth being generated there. macroeconomic things going on with the government, obviously we know about ali baba and what's happening there.
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>> u.s. is still the home of the most ultimat ultrahigh net net individuals in the world? >> 103 of which live in new york. >> 100 billionaires live in the city. >> 100, billion airs. >> thank you for joining us, my thoughts and more when we come back in just two minutes.
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>> hi everyone i'm john siegenthaler in new york. coming up this friday night. running out of time. ali told you about negotiation with iran. i'll look at a nuclear deal or no deal and when it could mean for the west. melt down big problems for the buffalo area as the weather warms up and my conversation with legendary photographer annie liebovitz. coming up right after "real money."
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>> a remarkable quest that sparked imaginations and created history over 700 years ago, marco polo left venice to points unknown and mysterious relive this epic odyssey people encountered, discoveries made... and now... questions answered... al jazeera america presents marco polo a very modern journey >> all this week i have taken you inside the new cold war. but now let's go back to the end of the original cold war, or close enough, 1986, remember it? >> things blamed so beautiful.
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>> blame? that's a major appliance. >> pretty in pink. it's tough to get more '80s than molly ringwald. take a look at this picture, dominated by the iran contra, scandal. homing thope to back the contral group in nicaragua. 1986 was also the year the ball slipped through bill buckner's legs to the new york mets. i sometimes struggled to get the head phones on after all the hair i had back then. ♪ i want to be >> a sound and groundbreaking music video was an international hit winning a number of awards
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including a record nine mtv awards. back to the present day where i sat down with peter gabrielle and foungabriel andfound out thm than just this guy. >> i sat down with what i thought were my friends. shocking on a number of ways, you know, it wasn't too bad at school, it was a school i went to later which was worse but it was still a traumatic event for me. and when i try and sit with people who have been tortured or watched their loved ones blown up, you know, i don't have anything in my experience really to compare to that. but i've got just a little hint of something when the world isn't what you expected and it's not going for you. >> and it was a combination of the world not what you expected it to be, and some shame and
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some sense that people won't maybe believe it? >> yeah, i guess. and i think that was one of the things that astounded me with human rights world when i first encountered it. is that it was pretty easy for people to have horrible experiences denied, buried and forgotten. those in part got away with enormous amount. and it seems that there was a fantastic opportunity with new technology coming, particularly cameras, of getting evidence, that would make sure that some justice was achieved. >> there is much more of my conversation with peter gabriel. you can watch it this weekend on "talk to al jazeera." also at 12:30 p.m. sunday 9:30 a.m. pacific, right here on al jazeera. i want to thank you for watching
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the special coverage of the new cold war this week, from actor to bulgaria, we have seen firsthand the rising tensions between russia and the u.s. it's worth noting that one year ago today that the seeds of the current crisis took shape. an activist journalist took to facebook and called for a rally on november 21st, 2013. called on protesters to gather at kiev's independence square. they were angry because the ukrainian government under pressure from russia cancelled talks with european union, eventually toppling ukraine's pro-russian president, russia acted hamply by sending troops into crimea then annexed it outright. the russians retaliated and those cascading events led us to where we are today. just this week there was an update from nato secretary of
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state general underscoring the seriousness between russia and the u.s. we showed you the video of that just a few minutes ago. those 400 flights are more than three times as often as last year. all of this is starting to sound like the last cold war. for more of our special series the new cold war tune in sunday, we'll devote the entire show to tense relations between russia and the west. that will be sunday on al jazeera america, 5:00 p.m. eastern, 2:00 p.m. pacific. that's our show for today, i'm ali velshi, thank you for joining us.
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