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on larry king now the big bang theory star's miami all again melissa roush that's a show about the rest of us you know the shows i watched as a kid were lots of attractive people looking up in different permutations and our show is not that our show is about the other people who don't fit in and i spent years waiting tables and standing on a street corner handing out flyers to have people come to see stand up comedy and really there's not a tape night that we have that i don't go back to my dressing room and have to get it retouch i make up because i'm so grateful i'm very awkward when i get recognized and make it awkward for everyone in my surrounding environment i still go to the supermarket and i still go places with my kids in a baseball hot for jim and for caylee especially that's very hard to do plus the most embarrassing moment on the set we had a soda or sheldon was supposed to spank amy off camera it was supposed to be audio
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only and in front of the audience cutlery decided he would like that to be done on camera and jim and i had not at all rehearsed people seeing him spanking me but it was it was embarrassing all next on larry king now. we're going to larry king our special guest today a miami i'll again melissa rouse their stars of the spanish c.b.s. sitcom and the number one comedy in television the big bang theory by a miscarriage amy for off baller is a neuroscientist and the love interest of physicist sheldon cooper infamously played by the emmy award winning jim parsons while melissa plays bernard that rustum koski wallets who the moment that will solve a waitress turn microbiologists the big bang theory season set. thems that nally
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airs thursday may fifteenth at eight pm eastern time on c.b.s. by him why is this such a hit. i don't know i love because i have a degree i'm supposed to know these things. i guess it's our writing i think people want to watch characters that they care about and that they're interested in i think the relationships on our show do more than just make people laugh i think they make people think and feel connected in a certain way and it's a show about the rest of us you know the shows i watched as a kid were lots of attractive people who are going up in different permutations and our show is not that our show is about the other people who don't fit into sort of these other drugs she's very she's always saying that it's a constant battle with her she really just tears he shouted elegant you know you think it's it i mean all the reasons that she just said one hundred percent we have an amazing team of writers and a great cast and i really do believe i mean everyone can relate to being an underdog at some point in their lives and that's why it when you saw the script
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initially and the parts did you think this was going to go places well melissa and i was brought a bit before me in the third season i only appeared in the season finale of season three was that you know i had never seen it it was actually kind of a fan favorite but we didn't really kind of see critical acclaim honestly not because melissa and i were added but after after season four and into five was when our show started getting nominated and i think that's when i don't know that's when we sort of became more than just a big a big deal of fans and more sort of people were saying oh it's actually a smart show these writers are really interesting melissa in a recent interview the showrunner steven miller a warning that season seven will see next week with a cliffhanger but has nothing to do with the fate of the core cast what did he mean . that's interesting i'm not sure i think just. that this is the journey that these characters are on at this moment and it's not necessarily where they'll end up in the long run right last season we ended with leonard going away
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there it's true it's a very different kind of finale will we be shocked shocked surprised i think a little bit surprised yeah maybe confused you might have some confusing feelings you will be enjoying yourself so that i can say well we do a lot of that. we'll let it and then he tied the knot. that it looks like they are on that path is that the season finale is that the season i mean it is going to do yeah or they. know. you're dating show them is are you going to marry him i don't know if amy and sheldon are going to get married you know we just had our first kiss early this year and that took three years so i think based on that trajectory we've probably got another three years till about something more than a kiss. i've ever had oh they say consummate yeah yeah i don't know i mean we virtually consummated our relationship i guess it was last season yeah it was so
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directed by anthony rich we had a dungeons and dragons episode where amy and sheldon virtually consummated their relationship which was very cute but now i think we're a ways off from that and i think sort of some of the interest in this relationship is in that sort of unusual this when they you and i would going to have a baby oh i don't know i don't know if it's in the cards any time soon based on burn it at voice and howard's mother's voice i think that's the vocal or add on that baby would be terrifying before i had to you know where it's going when you see scripts weekly how do you i was young we do our table read wednesday morning and we get the scripts tuesday night the night and that's all you know is the next episode i don't want to know anything. you input into the scripts not at all you know there is change a word well so you can you can go to bad if you say oh this word so awkward or you know this is something my character this feels weird but for the most part the writers know us better than we know ourselves they're the genius architects behind it and there is some controversy the chinese government has banned the big bang
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theory as well as several other popular american shows from streaming online the only way fans in china can view the shows up until april when the big bang theory was pulled was viewed one point four billion times online what do you make of all this i mean i think we're both aware of that but we both heard about it i don't know if either of us really have any in enough information to comment on it we just know that we just produce the best show we can really well time speculated bedtime is moved him from the belief that your test was too wild and crazy for the impressionable chinese you i suppose that's possible. i think that's all we're going to say if you understand why china did this. i really don't know enough about it trying to manage all sorts of things were good company because and say has historically had historically we're in very good company so you know it's a broad you know the shows renewed three more years or you were nude three more use yes we are you are so we know but if nothing else it's the we
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know you will be there to leave. right so not yeah we don't know that that's the end our show has this and our show is a three year pick up but you know the business that secure you have that valuable item called see to it i think in a lot of a lot of jobs in our country it's good to have job security very hollywood especially but yeah that is job security for sure what is this done to your life. well like you said the fact that i know i have a job to come back to you after this summer is such a dream come true i spent years waiting tables and really yeah oh yeah and standing on a street corner handing out flyers to have people come to see stand up comedy and so this is definitely it's a dream come true and i was a fan of the show before i joined the cast and it really there's not a tape night that we have that i don't go back to my dressing room and have to get
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it retouch on my makeup and i'm so grateful arthur passing away was harder on children than he's ready to admit really hoping this will cheer him up. oh my god thoughtless of us to be can get starky. know it combines to have sheldon's favorite things chocolate chips and the ability to destroy a planet at the push of a but. when you're a i'll be my surprise for the boys and how he doesn't begin to get interesting recently to sell hopefully this will keep him full up for a while. ok let's get the fondant start decorating. pretty cool you don't see too many theorical kate. i wonder why that. is it like ladies to come into a show. i've likened it to coming into high school about two weeks into your last year when everyone else has picked out their lockers and who they want to sit with at lunch it takes some time but everybody's been very welcoming and we've
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formed little relationships kind of with each person in different ways so what was it was the. i mean i said i was a fan of the show before so when i got the audition i was so excited and then my first day on set i thought it was just going to be a one time thing and everyone was so welcoming and so nice and each person just went out of their way. to welcome me and introduce themselves would make the show enduring ome man well thank you and. i think the writing i think they do such a great job of balancing her character and her spunk with her. her. i guess. by the me we're going to discuss more of this in that they said when do you see a little of yourself in her i see a lot of myself and. i know not to mix stripes and plaids but. i don't know i'm i was kind of a late bloomer socially and pretty socially awkward still still.
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you're a mother i was so i'm a socially awkward mother my kids are socially awkward they're not a little bit i recently as levy on the show he says it's cool nowadays to be a nerd do you agree i definitely think that. nerds being cool is that very much and that is a guys now i think that i mean it's nice that i think smart women are being celebrated and that's an exciting exciting time to be explained be incredible fanbase of the show. i mean why boyle this isn't quite right i mean i think what's interesting is that our show is about the kind of people who watch our shows so we have a bunch of characters who are really interested in comic books and superhero movies and dungeons and dragons and things that a lot of our viewership is interested in as well so i think you have a real kind of camaraderie i think people don't necessarily feel like they're watching entertainers or actors they feel like they're watching people like them and when bill pretty and chuck lorie created the show that's exactly what they were
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trying to do bill press he was trying to show some of the types of personalities that he encountered in sort of his you know computer programming days you know i went to grad school for neuro science and i know people like all of these characters those are real people so i feel like they're they're very approachable that we're here for me it's an ins yeah there's still get a little letters too i hear from melissa's fans which is a funny thing yeah they do write my own and they that's how they get to me is what since it's like is that of puns dork. it is i mean it's a it's a great group of people everyone's extremely hard working and i just a lot of seriousness to our set to yeah i think everyone knows that they want to turn out the best possible show that they can every week so that's the focus it's a friendly oiled machine though you know marks and is has directed almost all of our episodes one director. yeah so he i mean he really he knows what he's looking at when he gets
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a script and you know i think for many of us there's some there's a lot of changes that happened in the week but i think you really kind of see us come to life in front of an audience and when we do tape night but all week it's sort of like going through you know different variations of what we're there for shut glory co-executor piers a rough but i mean his well it's a his the theory about him is that he's tough is he i think he's a genius and a wonderful wonderful man and my experience with him and i know my end as well is that he's a sweet loving caring man and he chip i think yeah i mean i would say if there's things that you know i mean if there's things that chuck wants done differently he says it and we all take that and everyone sort of knows that's how it works but i i had nothing but positive experiences with him and my rule is like he knows what's funny so has to do something different i'm going to go and do it just that the scripts often surprise you. i think surprised me and when you
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get this group awhile yeah i mean i laugh out loud when i get the scripts and my old apartment had very thin walls and dimes my neighbors would comment as i was either like practicing when i do like the mrs wiley what's imitation like they would hear that or they would hear me laughing and i've often been known to cry on to my script sometimes but yeah there are. yeah i mean in front of an audience by then we've usually gotten our giggles come out of the way. i mean simon helberg who plays wallet's he he has the ability to make me laugh pretty much any time when all of us are in a scene together that's weird sometimes drabble starts and we make each other laugh because it's it's like playtime for us and we're like you know what is has is that there a long time but it doesn't shoot quick they get to set the time they zooms of it having a low as they could do a show for five hours some time on a house you know we're going to break when we go but more with the big three stars
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of my and melissa rush when we go back to. old. technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future are covered. i'm. a society i think corporations mind. and they. all about money and i'm actually think for a politician right the last. time. right. here just to. but the way you were standup comedy right i was going to do any of that i haven't done it recently but that's how i got my start in new york and i start doing it
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while i was at college and. it was my bread and butter before and she had a good funny whenever people say like who's the funniest person i thought she is wicked funny that you like so she with your character sure i mean i like being associated with jim parsons i think he's a comedic genius and. i was actually in beaches when i was a little girl i played the young midler and that was sort of what changed my life but yeah i did blossom for five years as a teenager and then i left and came back and really showbusiness mother i guess so i my parents were immigrants of first generation americans and public school teachers so i was in school plays and things i would have done tree my great grandma grandparents are from poland the czech hungary border russian ukraine border any possibility. i think chuck lorie owns me now so you'd be the one. that's like that to happen although i don't have a list of it but in a class of chalk a guy in the middle of the most successful hollywood career you decide to get
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a ph d. in neuroscience why i fell in love with science in high school i was tutored you know all through high school when i was working a lost them and i fell in love with science i had an amazing female mentor and decided that i wanted a regular life i was never really a typical showbiz kid so i left the industry for a total of twelve years i had two kids there now five and a half and eight and i got my degree and was teaching and started auditioning kind of randomly i had never seen the big bang theory and was involved in to audition for it. is a ph d. company and be on the set you know actors are hired to play other people without needing any training in that field so no i don't need to have a ph d. in neuroscience to play a neuro scientist and people always say to me like oh do you tell the. asked what everything means and say no no one's really interested at all in my marriage you must fact check some of the talk about it do you know who you know
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this is going you know the so know plenty of our writers have science backgrounds or have spouses who have science background they definitely do not maybe dr david salzberg is our physics consultant from u.c.l.a. you know anything about physics nothing that if i didn't know what is meant quickly by the term moore so that's the brain and nervous system like neurologists exactly and are all just as an m.d. i'm a p.h.d. you're a proponent of attachment parenting right sure for a speed for a long time that's actually not part of attachment parenting i happen to have breastfed for a long time but taboos are in touch with actual parenting is. usually a broader umbrella term referring to things like natural birth or safely sleeping with your child breastfeeding but not necessarily for a long time positive discipline not hitting your children that's actually one of the main tenets of attachment parenting but there's not like attachment parenting police that take away your children if you don't want to try to do it i was studying neuroscience and i met i met
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a group of people who were parenting this way and i was really appealed to me is that they didn't yell at their children or give them time outs or threaten them and their children actually were behaved and nice people to be around and i was studying i was studying neuro development and i was studying the hormones of human attachment and basically what i was seeing was pretty much reflected in the science so it made sense to me but i know it's only you have a little bit what i make out of attachment parenting well based on my children a wonderful wonderful boy is i think it's fantastic if you're not a parent yet i'm not a parent nor are you married i am married do i want to be a parent i mother actually eventually yeah i would like to be what is your husband do he's a writer we write together where writing we met as in college and became writing partners and then got together after that on the breast feeding us but that's the. do what neuroscience does sure. signals signals are delivered to the brain when a child breast feeds and that stimulates the mother's body to produce hormones that
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facilitate human bonding and also allow milk to be released what stop whenever is compatible for the mother and the child there's nothing wrong with breastfeeding a child older than six months or a year you can choose when and how you do it but there are still nutritional an immunological properties to breast milk my feeling is you know if you can still give a bottle you can breast feed that's the way mammals feed their babies work we're no different than other mammals you don't breast feed the eight year old or the five and a half year old but neither both of them are happily weaned not actually eat recipes from my and they going to rest of us are my own you can deal with as you know. how and you've been a very good been vegan about six years vegetarian almost twenty what led you to begin isn't a lot of other things it is going is i mean i actually read jonathan safran foer his book eating animals and sort of the premises you know if you're going to pick where to draw the line it's sometimes easier to erase the line so i no longer feel guilty or have to wonder where eggs or dairy is coming from i simply don't eat
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those things and i don't feel guilty or would do anything anything make anything that a mother i mean i don't eat anything that had a mother so what do you eat fruits vegetables grains pasta. all sorts of salads and the beginning table is recipes right it's yeah i mean there's dr g. gordon is a pediatric nutritionist and pediatrician and so he wrote that interesting stuff with me but yeah it's actually recipes that i've had in my family there's a lot of jewish recipes that i've made began that you know i thought i've never had a jewish. mother would i know my make i make all sorts of jewish recipes and shouldn't google there is there is a lot to go of the fake method lushin came up with looks and it is a book that we should there. yet is what idea what you should know for. what's the background of roach it's austrian german my father was from austria are really this true for most of us so was my
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grandfather and my mother was from byelorussia minutes now we have some social media questions for you ok by the way the book is vegan table by my m b l it came florrie's on instagram between the two of you who has a bit of a same voice. we've ever we've never we've never had a contest i think you're right more trained and i am i know that i was in you have a new theory ok and we're going to go after i do not karaoke i've never done that now callen sirrah get on facebook what's your favorite amy and burn a bit moment from the show. we drink together yeah without any high like a parking spot episode where we got into it over the parking oh yeah a long time ago. i just had to yell at you so i remember that jay says a real eighty eight instagram wants to know who's the funniest offset and i vote for well i i vote for simon it melissa is the most surprising funny person like you'll say things that i can say and they're really funny and she stand up she said
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i know i said she's we could go to joe brown what are your plans after the show and oh man you'll be good and so it's probably yeah yeah medicare i would be nice i don't know i mean i don't know just to far away yeah i mean i'm not going away i mean melissa is a really talented writer so i see big things for her. and i'm going on twitter how does the cast handle all of the fame that goes with being part of a number one show very well i think every director was really right yeah i mean. i still go i still go to the supermarket and i still go places with my kids in a baseball hot and i'm grateful that i can still do that you know i think for jim and for caylee especially that's very hard to do so you know we kind of all deal with it differently where you move i am very awkward when i get recognized and make it awkward for everyone in my surrounding environment talk to along or am really
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awkward and make the person feel highly uncomfortable. via twitter as my i'm what's your number one favorite reagan dish and why oh gosh it's so hard to pick i don't know. you have a favorite if there was a last meal what would your goat last meal the reso in there and say there's a beacon reso in there but no spoiler go on twitter who will have the first big bang baby on the show wow i don't know well i guess this one has already had them when i mean. on the go i was on that show well i don't know i mean break it i don't it could go any way really three females and. little game of if you only knew what was your first job. johnny rockets waitress you were a johnny i was a johnny rockets and i gather with band wars and friends for a while yeah and i did a little singing when i brought out the freehold new jersey johnny rockets first job my first acting job i was in
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a stand winston horror film called from can had yeah it was a little wee eleven and a half first car chevy cavalier wow. a saw stick shift saw you know most emotion moment on the set because there are so many for me if. you go oh we had a soda or sheldon was supposed to spank amy off camera it was supposed to be audio only and in front of the audience chuck laurie decided he would like that to be done on camera and jim and i had not at all rehearsed people seeing him spanking me it was like it was embarrassing him we're still edition oh oh oh my audition for a musical back in new york and i was doing the gilda radner let's talk dirty to the animals and i froze and that song is all curse words so it just sounded like i was spewing curse words as i was trying to catch up to the music it was it was very very embarrassing and i goes yeah i cry and i was
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a child i mean i was twelve it was a chips ahoy audition and i you were supposed to two girls auditioning and you basically had to just dive for attention for the camera i couldn't do it i just let the other girl get all the camera angle on her and i started crying and that was me . not acting what oh oh. maybe some sort of a cook chef neuro science for me would probably be neuro science or i'd be a stay at home mom left on a desert island three things you want to bring oh my husband. i want to bring your husband to that he says i'm a great. pad of paper that count as one yes and not a rule joke a thank you and and some fresh water. because it's so cheesy i'd i'd bring the old testament i'd bring the toro i'm a person of that learning thank god i would i would know you produce imo yeah i'm
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a pretty jewish jewish person but i just feel like even if you keep people those things but i think also just in terms of something to read i would want that i would want my mont blanc pen. i need music i'd take any bob dylan album at this moment oh i think giving birth to my second son home birth in the living room yeah i did a home birth and i like my first son a lot but doing it in the house really made me incredibly proud for my second i would say having my family come to the taping of the big bang and saying them really have i get all emotional thinking about it but do you have a dream costar to washington for me saying i don't know what project that would be that i would work with denzel washington street on broadway region oh he's doing reasons. meryl streep not that you both are terrific and i thank you thanks for having us my thanks to my m.b. allas. the book is of my arms the table recipes for the
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brave. good thanks to my umbrella cousin and melissa raj be sure to tune into the season seven finale of their show and television's number one comedy the big bang theory it is thursday may fifteenth that eight pm eastern also don't forget to like a copy of my arms new cookbook i want my arms be going table as always you can find me on twitter weekends things i'll see you next time.
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oh welcome to boom bust that would hurt has the day r us telecom giant eight hundred eighty plans to buy satellite t.v. operator direct t.v. for forty point five billion dollars getting more than thirty eight million subscribers increasing the merger mania we've seen the telecom media and technology industries eighteen t.v. will pay ninety five dollars for each share of direct t.v. twenty eight dollars fifty cash sixty six dollars and fifty cents stock split that's ten percent more than directv is closing price on may sixteenth the last trading day before the deal was announced i don't like this deal. do i think this deal will get through absolutely because of the issue of broadband consolidation
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where regulators are most sensitive directv are free and clear since directv doesn't have any broadband presence but if us regulators approve this deal it puts paid to the idea that consolidation for consolidation sake is a reasonable business strategy the message real capitalism in which companies spend money on world class customer service innovation increasing broadband speeds where the u.s. flags and growing the business organically is out instead crony capitalism where merging to get as big as possible to extract rents from customers and suppliers and then lobbying to have regulators look the other way and play hands off is the way to go for eighteen t how does this deal even make sense except to extract fees from content providers there are no operational efficiencies like there are the proposed comcast time warner cable merger that prompted this deal. the only rationale i have seen is that the deal gives a t.n.t. a national t.v.
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offering to mesh with its integrated mobile fixed line and internet bundle but even here you have to remember that eighteen t. already has a cable t.v. service called the universe and this deal makes that service obsolete eliminating yet one more competitor now when eighteen's he was pressing hard for its planned merger with t. mobile it made all sorts of claims about how that deal would be good for competition but the deal was blocked and subsequently t. mobile went to be a major source of consumer savings with its carrier strategy t.-mo lowered prices and unbundled the handset subsidy for forcing the other u.s. mobile carriers to respond in kind and it was clear from the start that more people the more people move to the lower fee no contract on subsidized handset model the more price sensitive customers would be the result lower contract fees and lower mobile handset prices it's hard to imagine that agency's forty eight point five
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billion dollar merger with directv will and will result in increased competition that benefits consumers but of course just as with the t. mobile deal you can bet eighteen c. will do its best to prove this deal works because customers as well as it does for a t.n.t. and direct t.v. i don't buy it and neither should you. running is a product of collusion between the government and big economic players talked about in the headline story just to get a deeper understanding of how special interest and economic elite influence policies and government we spoke to american economists paul craig roberts has consistently criticized cronyism in american politics and economics dr roberts is
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a co-founder of reaganomics served as the assistant secretary of the treasury under reagan and it's been an editor and columnist for the wall street journal business week and scripps howard news service among many other publications and started the conversation discussing the imbalance between the influence of the powerful and the influence of the broader electorate take a look. you know we're guarding democracy in a paper titled testing theories of american politics elites interest groups and average citizens this was published published last month then martin guillen's princeton professor and benjamin page a professor at northwestern they looked at the u.s. political system and their conclusion was that economic elites and organized groups represent business interests representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on u.s. government policy while mass based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence now does that conclusion surprise you at all you know you are you know. thirty years ago. four years ago but not now it is
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absolutely true i'm in witnesses and i've written about it so many times and i'm very glad to have all the mock columns for the last ten to twenty years confirmed not least to see dollars. it's not at all surprising the bottom groups well the ones with the money and the ability to ally themselves with us foreign policy for example wall street is a great looting mechanism. the military security complex. the agribusiness monsanto all those people the oil timber and mining extractive industries and of course the israel lobby itself these are the powerful interest groups that essentially determine the domestic and foreign economic policy and the two scholars that you named they made the point in the very strongly that.
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community interest groups and citizens have zero input into the family issues of policy. this is been confirmed by in other ways and there recently the test was made to two letters sent out to congressional offices and one asking for a meeting with representatives with was with a collection of donors and the other asked for a meeting with a collection of community representatives well the first letter got the responses they are willing to meet with donors they were very interested to meet with the community interest groups from their constituents. i mean maybe the trick is to say that you're going to be a donor get him in the room and you know give him a couple sons you know you're going to based on a husky it's taken a special interest for you as treasury secretary timothy geithner is out with
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a new book called stress test everyone's talking about it this week and it's about his time in office dealing with he was banking systems in near collapse now he is quoted saying i would say that there's lots of messiness and unpleasantness an awkward mess and a lot of unjust collateral beneficiaries of our rescue however governor believes his actions during the crisis have been vindicated by the passage of time what do you make of this. itself apologetics there was no reason not to let these four banks fail except that the treasury and the federal reserve the regulatory agencies were being run. by the former exec too so the banks. that's the only reason they were allowed to fail and they obviously should have sailed it would have been far cheaper. on all the taxpayer and it would not have disrupted the international monitors system nearly as much as four or five or however many years it's been of quantitative easing you know creating as many as
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a true billion dollars a year. in the rigged. market the rigged. stock market rigged to go market none of these things would have been necessary if they just let the banks fail and it would have been a very big. decline in affecting ordinary people through all of those derivatives debts that the banks had with one another that would have been the casualty would hurt a few people's reputations and wiped out will some of the shareholders in those big banks but that would have been the extent of the damage so they should have failed and i think guy who knows that but he was part of the inside crowd and you can't really turn on your own so you really think it's that simple that these people don't want their former colleagues and buddies to go out of business. well they
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were themselves the former executives right ran the backs so. you know how many people stand up and damn themselves change very soon by the. jason not not very often don't see it often now i want to ask you when it comes to special interest there's the voting public as well and take the auto bailouts for example now the bailouts of chrysler and g.m. causing u.s. taxpayers a lot of money but what about all the manufacturing jobs the bailout saved what about those. well we don't know that it did it did save them but let's assume it did. what interests me is all the jobs loss to offshoring and to read we now have this report. from the after college twenty four career inside we just had this report and what took twenty years that eighty three percent of college students right now as of april don't have
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a job lined up for the many graduation. eighty three percent. of the current graduates in american colleges and universities as of april they have no jobs for their many graduation now when i was current or college this was impossible for me everybody had to agree to have all but now when i got it it wasn't thanks though what were the job offers then i think about that might be a you know a fair comparison to see what it was before the crisis opposed to now how many i don't know i don't have that information here. now that was still part of the boom for the under very close the. the decline didn't began i think until december of two thousand and seven and it showed up very strongly in two thousand and eight so probably more but
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the offshoring has been really strong in the twenty first century so it was already eroding the ability of people to found work and not just the offshoring because what the corporations do they then claim that there's a shortage of qualified people and so they need h one b. . visas to bring in and foreign workers because they can hire them a lot cheaper. and the workers are essentially like indentured servants and they can't really offer any john oh wow. resistance to work conditions ok so between the foreign workers are brought in or in the all sure job situation for merck and university graduate she's been climbing here directing your current year. because that was economist and former assistant
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treasury secretary dr paul craig roberts. time now for a quick break but stick around because when we would turn chris martenson of peak prosperity dot com will be on the show to talk about how investors should approach risk in the wake of the financial crisis and rising energy costs and today's big deal i'm going to sit down with political commentator stan sachs to talk about the latest house hearing on net neutrality as we go to break here the closing numbers at the bell.
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your friend post a photo from a vacation you can't. comment different. the boss repeats the same old joke of course you like. your ex-girlfriend still pens tear jerking poetry keep. norrish. we post only what really matters. to your facebook u. street. there are many indicators that help forecast just trot the direction of the world economy but chris martenson of peak prosperity dot com believes that in the end the future doesn't quite look as bright as it did before the crash with high energy costs and weak growth markets and believe the system is highly vulnerable and the
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risks are actually larger than before the crisis for potentially bad things to happen aaron spoke to martin about what he recommends that people do she first asked him what his best ideas are now in terms of asset allocation and other types of things of that nature take a look. when we look at one of the things we like to do it peak prosperity is is figure out how to get people to change their definition of investing and we've been marketed to for a long time that investing simply means you take your money and you send it to wall street it goes into a four a one k. and somebody manages it and that's that's what happens very passive instead we think the time has come to pull that money back take it out of that anonymity of wall street and put it into more face to face direct things that you can understand there are double and triple digit investments people can make in their own home if they happen to own one relating to energy efficiency also energy production and things like that where there are defined returns that people can get i consider
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those extraordinarily good investments we also advise that anybody who's got some sort of a high interest yielding debt on their on their books that they should get rid of that if you have credit card debt if you have student loans if you have car loans even a mortgage at these generationally low rates if you're getting three and a half percent you're paying on your mortgage if you can't earn that in the marketplace in a safe way you might as well pay that off so getting out of debt we feel is really really important because one of the themes here is that when you have rising resource costs food and fuel shelter would be that rent or or your overall mortgage payment is those start to rise up but your income stays flat you're just getting squeezed and debt is a stone cold killer when you've got that kind of a situation rising up it's basically stagflation for everybody but the point one percent at this stage what we don't like when we're looking across this landscape is we see everything that we would characterize as a risk or a pressure on the international financial system is now larger than it was in two thousand and eight and those pressures are things like derivatives are one hundred
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trillion higher the too big to fail banks or even larger sovereign debts are higher not lower we have all time highs now in consumer debt back on the on the books and what we don't have to support all of those things is that resumption of world growth which our hypothesis is we are not going to see that with oil over hundred one. dollars a barrel which we think is a permanent condition so that's the pressures we see building up resources aren't there in the cheap ways and amounts we need to have the growth that can sustain all of this additional debt and leverage that we're piling back into the system and that's a scenario i can't control that you can't nobody listening to this can what you can control is how exposed you are in case that scenario doesn't work out and that's where getting out of debt helps that's where investing in your homestead growing some of your own food of possible those sorts of things if you can do those those are really good at adding resilience into your personal landscape and i got to ask you piers these are some pretty gloomy expectations that the hell out of
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a room for optimism there so point blank what is this all going to happen when is it going to come crashing down i wish i knew that the whole economy is a is a complex system in the one thing scientists know about complex systems one of the big things is you can't predict when they're going to let go or how big the event is going to be it's like earthquakes you know we've been studying earthquakes forever but it still defies us when any fault is going to let go or how big the earthquakes going to be but we can tell you that if it hasn't let go in a defined period when it should have released the chance of a bigger earthquake coming sooner is higher than lower and so that's what we're looking at we look into this into this world landscape we think that the chance of a financial earthquake is now higher not lower for the reasons i just described and now that is the gloomy part if you are dependent on that system maintaining itself perfectly as it is we believe that there's actually an extraordinary amount of opportunity wrapped into the story as well but the first thing you have to understand is the direction the story is really going what are the biggest geo
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political and economic risks that investors will face over the next six to twelve months short term. well if it's iran that we're going to have some sort of an accident you know you've got japan pushing there or there of excel or rater to the floor just hoping beyond hope that they can wreck the end or at least a base of the further they might succeed beyond their wildest dreams we still don't know how this whole thing is going to play out in europe or. the ukraine situation because of the russia aligning with china china's now off in the south china sea you know putting a drill rig in a place that vietnam is not happy with so there are a lot of geo political tensions any one of those could become the spark or in this case when you say the pin because we believe that we're in a in a in a large central bank inspired bubble set of bubbles we've got bubbles and real estate again to clean the high end market we've got bubbles and equities everybody seems to be talking about that now and we have by those most importantly in our bond markets when you look at whether it's sovereign debt trading at all time low yields even for for spain are you kidding me and we have jumped at trading with
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five percent range in a five handle so when we look at all of those things we think that those bubbles like any bubbles are just in search of a pin will it be the japanese yen letting go will it be the geopolitical situation ukraine or something entirely different we don't know we just think it's a risk and so people need to be aware of those risks and position themselves accordingly and for us that means taking some of the money away from or taking some of your capital investment stored wealth out of that system and trying to get it into some other part of the system. now to the politics that monetary policy as conducted right now are being driven in any substantial way by peak resource dynamics. now in the western world that i've detected at this point china absolutely as it has gotten to the story a number of other countries are behaving as if they understood peak resources right so you got china out there with their magic checkbook buying everything they can seemingly fairly priced and sensitive they're updating everybody for land in africa you know copper resources you name it now now it china i think obviously
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understands it much better than my own country i think my country is is expecting that the markets will always sort of be there and to provide whatever we need when we need it we just have to pay for it that's possibly true but when we just look at the geo political situation right now and round one resource energy the big piece of news that most people missed was a year ago russia and china signed a very major deal which was going to be putting basically twenty percent to start twenty percent of all the current russian gas exports were going to be redirected towards china now russia doesn't have the capability just turn a knob and get twenty percent more gas out of their field so the question that that got thrown under the table last year was where does that twenty percent come from more accurately who doesn't get that twenty percent and that twenty percent could go up to thirty three percent in the next few years after they start shipping to china so this is a really really big story this is why we're seeing a little bit of a disconnect between germany and the german people and particularly the german dust
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realists and corporations they're starting to really disconnect from the larger political story that angle a merkel and obama seem to want to carry which is that they want to teach putin a lesson of some sort it's a very dangerous game that's being played and here's the punch line of the story the united states can only defend what we consider to be our interests in that region of the world by getting there by boat china and russia can both walk to the places involved. that was chris martenson founder of peak prosperity dot com and now time for today's big deal. in today's big deal i'm joined by our team's political commentator. to discuss the latest testimony by chairman tom wheeler at the house energy and commerce
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subcommittee. now the f.c.c. has made many headlines recently because of its new proposal on net neutrality rules this proposal has received a lot of public criticism because it would allow broadband providers to strike deals that would prioritize some internet traffic over others the deal is not yet finalized right now though it is in the comment phase but today f.c.c. chairman testified on the issue of net neutrality so tell me about the testimony what did we say and what was the tenor of the conversation that you were in his opening statements chairman wheeler said right now there are new rules in place there's no laws in congress nothing keeping in place a free and open internet you know for net neutrality back in january the court struck down what rules the f.c.c. had created he talks is though he is a supporter of net neutrality and he claims he is he says that he supports a free and open internet he supports one internet that when
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a consumer goes to their internet service provider and pays for internet they're getting one new pathway in which they have access to the entire. world wide web so when he's going through this rulemaking process and last week they passed this proposal three to two which starts the public comment phase and we're not going to get any votes on final rules of the f.c.c. probably until september he's keeping that in mind how to preserve this idea of one internet that's continues to be free and open although the testimony in the back and forth with members of congress today in the house energy and commerce subcommittee assured the. makers are pretty skeptical of the pro cheese taking well that's my question you know in terms of the democrats and republicans mind standing is that they both had some pushback and some questions for about that but for different reasons can you tell us a little bit about that really want to break down two main issues here one of them is this idea of paid prioritization that's the sort of deals we've seen in the last
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few months with netflix reaching out to comcast and horizon and basically paying these internet service providers extra money to get a more direct route to customers. chairman wheeler's proposal seems to allow this sort of paid prioritization he says will look at it on a case to case basis as long as it doesn't result in other content being blocked and is long as it's commercially reasonable which seems to be this very term that nobody quite knows how that's divined and democrats have a problem with this idea of even allowing any sort of pay prioritization they're saying that that's going to fundamentally undermine net neutrality rules on the other side you've got republicans who are objecting to the proposal because it floats the idea of reclassifying the internet right now the internet's classified as the sort of information system which gives the f.c.c. not much leeway to regulate resit were to be reclassified as a public utility like
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a phone company the f.c.c. would have a lot more ability to regulate that but this is clearly something that republicans who are against most forms of regulation are very skeptical about him a voice of us earns it and hearing you know it seems to me that when you think about the fact that this was struck down arguably you could say that will is working within the rules that were established by the courts so you know proponents of net neutrality why don't they actually go to the court rather than go to legislation rather than focusing on the f.c.c. because it's congress and this congress isn't passing anything especially on an issue as contentious as many trouble you can really see party breakdowns on on whether or not you support the f.c.c. taking more action in preserving this free open internet and preventing companies from discriminating and charging. content providers more than one set of content providers more than the other set of content providers so congress is going to do
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anything ultimately it's going to be up to the f.c.c. here over the next four months in this public comment period in the hearings we're going to have in congress about this are going to be important on which way chairman wheeler. and the other member commissioners on the commission will eventually vote. you know i had one more question but i think that we're running out of time but let me ask you really quickly though do you think that this whole fast lane proposal is actually going to be enough or we have to see regulation down the fifteen so why don't the pay per position i think the concerns the democratic lawmakers put forward that this is going to fundamentally undermine the neutrality or right once you allow this fast lane that's where the mud dollars are going to go to which means these regular lanes of traffic are going to degrade and eventually this content providers are going to deal with slower traffic if they can't afford the fast lanes thank you sam that was very informative i appreciate that and that's all for now for all of us had boom bust thanks for watching and we'll see you next .
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a british journalist reporting for new crane is detained while we try to track down his whereabouts some sources claim he may have been taken to the capital by the national guard. caught on camera c.c.t.v. footage captures the moment two palestinian teenagers were fatally wounded during a protest apparently shot by israeli soldiers. on the eve of the parliamentary ballot some regions say they want a different kind of vote demanding the right to decide whether to become independent from their capitals. leaders meet for a second day in shanghai where political wheeling and dealing has moved russia and china to the cusp of the world's biggest energy pool.
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good morning you're watching r.t. international we're coming to you live from moscow it's in the russian capital. british journalist graham phillips who's been reporting from new crane has been detained his captors identified themselves as ukraine's national guard grahams current whereabouts unclear now let's get more on this live with arena who joins us now arena good to see you what do we know so far that. well at this point we do have information from a source. stating that it is most likely that graham has been taken to give an order to be interrogated by the security services or the now we haven't heard from graham phillips for almost twenty four hours at this point the last time we contact
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him contacted him was on tuesday morning when he has described via phone about what he talked about what was happening to him. roughly to him being detained in terms of on the. barlows and so. hopeful. for the cause. and only. a small idea why. he didn't mind. working arrangement on. the last call question to question the nontraditional. there has been a response from foreign office in return to our plea for help in the current situation and they have said they are standing ready to provide. closely
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following the matter now there have been numerous calls for graham's detainment from the supporters of the current kiev regime with the latest actually came on monday a lot of them viewed as a pro russian supporter but it's important to understand that graham phillips never exhibited any political determination or never shown any political agenda he was following events in the region for the past several months interested in the reaction of the people to the events that are happening in the southeast of ukraine . arena thank you very much reporting. now graham's case is just the latest in a long list anyone reporting on the conflict between the army and the anti government movement in the east of ukraine it appears is at risk now he was in the city of mariupol which as you can see just here that's two hundred kilometers south of square earlier two journalists working for the russian channel life news were
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also detained by government forces this remains the only video evidence of their current situation footage of them pressed to the ground point to remove accuse them of very cool terrorists self defense units in the restive east of the country opposition was quickly backed by officials in washington results he's got reports. the u.s. state department spokesperson had no comment on the detention of graham phillips the independent british journalist reporting for r.t. in ukraine with regard to the detention of two russian journalists earlier say department doesn't believe they were journalists at all jim psaki cited authorities in kiev who say the life news journalists were carrying missiles in the trunk of their car the u.s. takes kiev statements at face value and basically rules out all other possibilities you rule out the possibility that it's the reporting that they do and the to be with with that's what got them detained well i think the information i just
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outlined including their the fact that they were apparently carrying portable aircraft missiles in their trunk i think is relevant information to consider in the united states asking for clarification on whether they are actually bonafide journalists. if they all you would call them are there sure you look at our focus is more commonly used until you know press on the release of the international and ukrainian journalists who've been detained by russian separatists many for weeks care has accused the russian journalist with a live news channel of abetting terrorists washington asks again no questions takes everything he says at face value watching compare and he also doesn't want to see the journalists who are covering events not the way kiev wants it or consistently finding themselves in trouble there our crew has just been barred from entering ukraine to cover the upcoming elections instead we often hear the state department say well the russians in ukraine have detained journalists as if that somehow
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justifies kiev's actions against journalists it's a very dismissive attitude that we often see here you know you have u.s. journalists going to syria covering the rebels and they might find themselves sympathizing with those rebels but hardly anyone would accuse them of abetting terrorist. will produce an independent filmmaker danny schechter told us washington officials are quick to slap the terrorism label on those who try to report a point of view different from the. us officials are trained in the art of perception management they don't deal with facts they deal with impressions and perceptions of someone could be considered a terrorist that immediately would discredit anything they've done and their legitimacy as as a professional in this case with kiev and washington basically purporting to be there or is emissaries of freedom somehow it's particularly discouraging that they're not allowing access to crews from other countries where we are journalists
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who points of view they don't michael don't want to see a get access to the facts of what's going on there for years we in america were taught that you know all information coming from the other side was propaganda now what we're seeing is that a lot of what's coming from our side is propaganda where people have also taken to social media to express their worries about the fate of the two russian journalists hundreds around the world have posted pictures holding up save our guy signs pleading for the release of the two life new staff members more about the online campaign his head of social media live across. the to life news journalists accused of aiding terrorists and then held at gunpoint by kiev troops is still uncertain but the twitter sphere is having its say the save our guys hashtag went viral tops twitter dot ru but then perhaps boosted by
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a russian foreign ministry tweet it crossed the border and just tops trends in of all places here to fulfill our guys story updates and breaking news on our to dot com. now from a new passenger jet to multi billion dollar oil exploration agreements the leaders of russia and china or want to trade rollers they meet in shanghai for a second day but eclipsing them all is a significant gas deal that's being worked on behind the scenes potentially worth up to half a trillion dollars that's crossed now to artie's kate will be in china high for us you can to bring us all the latest details katie very good to see you is day two in shanghai and what do they got to show for it. indeed there's plenty going on lots of excitement in the air or money in the air i should say we've already had over forty million dollar deals food t. that's right we've got deals including energy industries as well as technology is tourism agriculture it's all going on including finance as well nova tech signing
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deals a c. m.p.c. will be bank signing deals with the bank of china to to do with local currencies minute to drills going to be happening between the two countries to it's very exciting but as you mentioned yes there is a deal that could eclipse all of these put together and that is the gas problem deal with china a thirty year contract potentially. now has been a lot of fuss about this deal why why so much more so much interest. there is a lot of fuss actually that is that on the statement for sure the reason is because it is so much money we are talking about four hundred billion dollars that is the estimation it's been ten years in the making and not only is it a lot of money but it would change the shape the face of the global gas industry and it really would make russia and china a force to be reckoned with a new partnership leading forward now the question at the moment is people are saying it's not really a case of if the deal is going to happen but it's
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a case of when and if it doesn't happen today here in china then it will happen in the coming months well you're wrong to the how close are we to seeing this still come to fruition do you think. you know well i think that is the four hundred billion dollars question i know every journalist in this room would want to know the answer to that but you know what i've been catching up with business delegates here presenting you know what's going on with this deal what is happening or we're going to see it and they're like yeah cool down it's going to happen it's going to be signed so as i say it's not a case of if when at the moment and everyone's excited about it everyone seems to think it's going to happen we've still got another day to go for a pen to be put to paper is it really necessary. i mean the suppliers at the moment. well you know it's particularly timely at the moment we know that china they need a lot of energy because they've got a one point three billion people population they are the biggest consumer of gas in
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the world and we know russia has plenty of it and the idea at the moment is china wants to develop they want a clean energy at the moment their reliance upon go coal which is a dirty energy and you know you just go look around here you can see people have the space most in their bags they ride around them on the bikes because the air is polluted is the smoke in the air and natural gas is known to be a cleaner energy so the moment we know that china would want to develop the middle class here they want a better standard of living as russia a case of win win situation because we know that europe is trying to diversify. their gas contracts at the moment we've had threat of sanctions to go politics at play too so the moment it seems to be all about price that is what these two countries have to negotiate at the moment you know when it comes to china they are tough negotiators they are cautious contract takers i know that you know we have actual paying for it so you have to really have gone as far as russia is concerned
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they want a compromise haiti thank you very much as artie's katie poll being with us live in shanghai. now victor gao director of the china national association of international studies believes the timing of it all. given the ongoing ukrainian situation and the fact that the western countries are increasing their sanctions on russia this magnet deals between china and russia that they are going to sign and many of them have already resigned will actually help russia to take very much a bite out of the sanctions whatever the nature of the magnitude of these economic sanctions to be put on russia and i think of this also very are radically will pivot russia more to asia. now it's all well and good talking about mega deals but
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it can be quite a challenge to comprehend a sum like four hundred billion dollars so we've put together a graphic to help you out try and understand that massive some not four hundred billion is roughly the g.d.p. of the a used third largest country that sweden or twice the value of everything that qatar produces in a single year it's also enough to send sixteen thousand space tourists towards the stars paying for their preparation launch and stay in orbit it's also enough to buy every australian of driving age a brand new volkswagen golf that seventeen million of them or you could buy one hundred and ten billion cups of coffee which would satisfy even america's for an entire year. coming up when death is only a breath away. an inmate in the u.s. who claims a red birth defects will mean an excruciating execution loses a last minute appeal over his death sentence. also despite all the complaints
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around washington's intelligence activity it wants to boost it even more and upgrade one of its u.k. bases reportedly involved in mass surveillance and drawing strikes. a disturbing video has gone viral on the internet said to show two unarmed palestinian teenagers being shot by israeli soldiers during a protest israeli security forces however deny a live fire was used and insist the video was edited but eyewitnesses claim otherwise and say they clearly heard the shots fired at is the owner of the security cameras that captured the footage he told us he saw the shooting with his own eyes. i was at the balcony of my apartment there are c.c.t.v. cameras installed their own my house for security purposes i still three young men with guns should wounds a soldier all these rally defense forces fired four shots at police teen in demonstrators the palestinian boys had nothing except rocks in their hands they had
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no weapons all they did was throw rocks there were no more than thirty young people there and israeli soldiers shot them from a distance of three hundred meters they fired four shots three of them hit three of our boys the oldest one was seventeen. well how do i matter as a political activist and journalist from the website where the video was published he says he has more proof of the fact the boys were shot. the army has denied using live rounds but the autopsies of the bodies of these young teenagers show that they were shot with a dr brown's new witnesses on the scene say the same clip is indeed edited but journalists and human rights activists that have seen the entire video hours and hours of several c.c.t.v. cameras in that area say that there was nothing in that area around where the teams were worthy was shot to justify any kind of violence that was used by the army as
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seen in the video is much more violent than used by the demonstrators and as seen in this video even when the soldiers are not threatened told this is part of the israeli complaint to a press any sort of resistance to the occupation in the occupied territories. now on our website for your dream job for british paintings the house of commons is set to have more than more fun than actual work with more than two hundred days declared its holidays the folding tells online for you. the walking sad a new study shows an alarming number of the french resorting to antidepressants and other stabilizers to enjoy life read more on. how us inmate is to meet his death by lethal injection as planned despite a series of last minute appeals a criminal attorney claimed the death would be excruciating due to a rare birth defect but a court has ruled out that the claims just hours before the execution. has been
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following the case it's been criticized as torture is barbaric and inhumane nonetheless the u.s. is moving forward with their execution by lethal injection missouri inmate russell . scheduled to death when state despite up heels made by his attorneys and civil rights lawyers representing the forty six year old inmate say he suffers from a rare medical condition that causes weekend. and malformed blood vessels as well as tumors in his nose and throat the concern is that buffalo will end up experiencing crow long suffering during the killing suffering similar to last month's botched execution of oklahoma inmate clayton lockett a typical execution should take no more than ten minutes but after lockett was injected he endured pain for forty three minutes before suffering a massive heart attack witnesses say lockett was withering around even telling doctors something's wrong the a.c.l.u.
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has filed a petition requesting that book lose upcoming execution be delayed until an independent investigation surrounding the drugs being used can be completed carcasses are not regulated in the same way that traditional manufacturers are and it's been a contamination problem with some of the truck that come out of the compound because of mystery secrecy and this is a problem that oklahoma and others have because of their secrecy we don't know where the drugs are coming from you know how they're being paid for and judge said you know for all we know this could be a high school chemistry class taking the drugs that are there are being used in these executions and that combined of an emanation. could see that kind. of news in the past in january and ohio in may reportedly took twenty five minutes to die by injection gasping repeatedly as he laid on the structure that same month in oklahoma a prisoner complained of feeling his whole body burning after being lethally in
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joplin missouri officials say they plan to use compounded control barber told four bucks loose execution it is the same drug that has proved problematic during previous killings russell buckelew wanted his execution to be videotaped in the event something goes wrong that request was denied by a us federal judge already from new york are enough for now parks. punishment in america is legal in thirty two states and lethal injection is the most part. method of execution is second place goes to the electric chair but even gas chambers the gallows and firing squad are still lawful in some of those states and according to the latest research one in twenty five defendants handed the death sentence is likely to be innocent. now later in the program who is fighting for who in syria. we take a look at the growing number of british citizens that are joining the battle also.
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the miracle of resurrection we tell you how a north korean singer reported to have been executed appears alive on state t.v. . now thursday is viewed as a crucial day for a huge citizens as they have a say about how the block is run by voting in the latest pan european parliamentary election the ballot is doing to go to cheating of some regions saying they've had enough and want out of the club spanish catalonia is certainly one of those. reports on the separatists spirit. is there for you not the first time we're hearing that on your watch independence from madrid a referendum was planned to be held on the ninth of november this year but the idea was not supported by the spanish valmont still the organizers and the supporters of the referendum they claim that there are other legal ways of trying to hold it
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anyway despite threats coming from senior e.u. officials who say that if they're telling you didn't receive independence then it would not be a member of the european union nevertheless from seventy five percent to eighty percent of people living here in this part of spain they support the idea of holding this referendum to understand the situation here on the ground we came to the school of economics of the university of arsenal barcelona and are joined by dean and. thank you very much for joining us thanks for coming here for being interested in the us is that catalonia is leaving right now so let's take a little walk and i just want to understand really how much people support the idea of holding this referendum opinion post say that eighty percent of catalan population support did the referendum catalonia has a g.d.p. per capita than the e.u. average it is perfectly viable as an independent state we have no history
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and its own language catalan the spaniards try to emulate to suppress catalan culture and got to my language the idea of a european union that is expelling citizens just by x is that just for the fact that they are exercising the universe and right of self-determination. idea that contradicts the holiday the of the principles that that where the basis of the european union i think our democratic and mature society is one that is able also to decide warbirds. by democracy by democratic means thank you very much for your time this was the dean of the school of economics of the university of barcelona setting some lights on this shoe ation with the referendum on independence here. let's take a look at why exactly catalans believe they are being intimidated by the
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a use big wigs the spanish prime minister bluntly declared the vote illegal ignoring all arguments about the right for self-determination the president of the european council made it very clear the moment catalonia gains independence it will be kicked out of the bloc this was also stressed by the e.u. commission president manuel barroso catalonia is not alone on the battlefield for sovereignty against the european union another spanish region the basque country is also seeking a referendum on independence with more than half of the population willing to vote italy's province of anita has already overwhelmingly voted to break away from rome in a ballot stand as illegal by the capital and course scotland is on its way to decide whether or not to stay within the u.k. with september's referendum currently supported by almost a half of its citizens. now let's take a brief look at what else is happening in the world right now two powerful explosions have rocked a busy bus terminal and crowded market in nigeria's central city of joss officials
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are now saying at least one hundred eighteen people have been killed and many more injured no group has so far greater to being behind the attack but it comes in the bombing campaign by the terrorist group boko haram which the government has been battling in nigeria's north east. a british citizen has recently become the first man to be convicted by u.k. authorities for taking part in the syrian civil war and faces thirteen years behind bars he was accused of joining is the most fighters in the country and of participating in terrorist activities which is all floridians have raised their concerns about what seems to be growing numbers of their citizens fighting in the syrian conflict recent footage emerging from the country also showed an apparent british fighter helping to execute a prisoner loyal to syrian president labor party m.p. khalid mahmood thinks a strong extremist movement has formed among some u.k. muslims. there were significant members of the british community
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regionally expatriates syrians then expatriate kurdish people were going cross and then there became a quite a strong movement. within the extreme element within the british muslim community who then started to go cross these people have dared to cross that line and once that line is crossed it's very difficult to say say where they will stop just because they come back to united kingdom doesn't mean that they will stop at that and no go go to further. elsewhere university students in kenya's capital clashed with police is they took to the streets in protest against a rise in cherishing fees students to rocks and bring out the police who responded using batons and firing tear gas the standoff lasted for a few hours and several people were injured and arrested. and over forty people have been killed after the worst floods in over a century hit the balkans following three months worth of rain tens of thousands
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have been forced to abandon their homes in bosnia serbia and croatia after the muddy waters from the river side are fully submerged entire towns people were cut off from power and drinking water the floods also cause landslides in bosnia that disturbs some of the minefields left over from the war the floods have had terrifying consequences and it's feared that more bodies will be recovered as the waters recede. now america plans to spread its surveillance overseas as it upgrades a military base in the u.k. used as a key part of the n.s.a. spying program the crouton airbase make over is due to be finished in three years and by that time the u.s. plans to pump into the project more than three hundred million dollars that would make it the largest intelligence hub in britain and would employ more than a thousand people political analyst chris bambery believes u.k. and american surveillance agencies form a very close world unrestricted from
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a democratic controlled britain ramy staunchest our most reliable ally of all the european states and britain has proved proven time and time again it will trail behind america and whatever military adventure it goes on to there's a very close connection between the head of g.c.a. the british security services and their american counterparts it's a very connected world in a world free of course and much democratic control in either either countries so britain remains a important ally and important base for the americans in terms of aircraft or so it is all sorts of things britain still is the sense in which are why i rewired one the further investment in this area base in britain just underscores home much money is spent by the british and the americans on this it surveillance program. now is it a danger to life to be an ex-girlfriend of the north korean leader while some media
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outlets claim it is reporting that a local singer former love interest of came drunk has been executed because of the jealousy of kim's wife but the woman has suddenly reappeared on state t.v. evidence that not all stories about north korea based on facts western and south korean media like to demonize the country stories about executions are extremely popular journalist described flame throwers bombs and even hungry dogs being used by the authorities to kill the convicted constant military exercises also part of north korea's image including large parades and displays of all types of missiles the media portrays a population so starving that humans are forced to eat fellow humans at last the reports tell every north korean citizen must obey fashion policy and have the same haircuts as the leader of the country here on late from not from korean community development says the media choose sensations without evidence while telling about
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north korea. it's incredible how even the most well respected media institutions in the west will try to pass off tabloid style sensational as journalism when it comes to covering north korea and i think the least that reputable news outlets can do is basic fact checking instead of the lazy regurgitation of sensational stories that we mostly now have when it comes to north korea but i think the more important question is why these baseless stories about north korea are circulated time and time again and the united states is intent on painting north korea as an absolute a toilet area and still that is a rampant human rights violator demonizing north korean leadership serves as justification for intervention the united states and south korea carry out numerous war exercises every year that simulate the collapse of the north korean region and the human rights discourse serves this purpose very well and then the western media
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marches in lockstep with this agenda coming up next nazi international aids the latest edition of breaking the sex with abby martin stay with us. oh hello everyone i'm happy martin and this is a break in the set so as the ukraine unrest continues the country's becoming
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a more dangerous place for journalists just today graham phillips a freelance journalist for our team he was detained by the ukrainian national guard in the southeastern city of mary or earlier philips a british citizen was able to speak to r.t. by phone ins that have been questioned by authorities about his views on the ukrainian crisis he also said his laptop and bullet proof vest had been confiscated but they had not been injured also an air r t arabic news crew is barred from entering the country today this news comes on the heels of two russian journalists working for the organization life news also being detained by ukrainian forces over the weekend and get this when asked about their capture of a state department briefing today the state department's response was that they're not actually journalists and their capture has led to a twitter campaign using the hash tag save our guys were just since gone viral in russia and yesterday the organization for security and cooperation in europe sent a letter of the ukrainian interior ministry demanding that these journalists be
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released indeed over the course of the conflict numerous journalists been detained and harassed by various forces on the ground including vice journalist simon trust skied back in april and was later released so if you think that detaining and intimidating any journalist in a place where we need them the most is a severe violation of international law and join me and let's break the set. please please please. please. please very hard to take a. look. at her how to act without her being there please. please. please please please please please please
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please. please. please please please please. please. please. for the last half century an organization comprised of the global elite called the build a bear group has been meeting around the world with almost zero official press coverage it's an annual policy summit where the top one hundred and twenty of the world's power brokers and banking tech media defense and politics get together to discuss global policy and that's pretty much the extent of what we now because there's almost zero transparency about what actually goes on on the inside and despite the virtual media blackout grassroots and citizen journalists are filling the void and earlier i spoke to one such journalist paul dose of watson who's on his way to copenhagen denmark for this year's meeting ever ask him why bill burns different than the c.f.r. trilateral commission or any other if areas d.c. think tank pretty well laughs and often cites that claim
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a little bit has no weight loosies know what the power what roky organization but we have several concrete examples where they do influence. for example willie glass the full the nato secretary general had an interview with a build your radio station back in two thousand and ten where he said the bill that would members all required to implement. the policy that they discuss out build a big meeting in the relative sweet sphere of influence so the fact that the media comes out with this claim that it's a media talking shop and that they have no power no influence over global affairs is disproven not only by building both members themselves too late at mit but they all are tasked with formulating the policy that later influences world affairs also we have several concrete examples of build a book setting the policy for an agenda and it later coming true the primary example is the euro which was discourse as far back as nine hundred fifty five we
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have leap bilbo documents obtained by the b.b.c. where they schemes to introduce the trade every year for the european union which would later become the euro single currency and of course in the one nine hundred ninety s. that came to be and that's when you on the chairman of the build a bird group bragged in the e.u. or exert that the euro single currency was the brainchild of the builder but route does the fact that it meets just once a year and extremist secrecy and that's what i wanted to talk to you about is this secrecy from within also the virtual media blackout on the meeting why is the world's media not interested in a three day policy summit for billionaires and politicians it's mainly because some of the people who own the media are all themselves build of members i mean you can look at katharine graham of the washington post the washington post the decades ignored all downplay the influence of the bill but a group yet katharine graham the owner of the washington post was
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a builder member and they're only in forcing their own chatham house rules which is not to discuss anything that goes on at build bird so that's why they do it they're in on the scam paul you've been covering the summit for years how are journalists and activists treated who want to go there and cover the meetings. well it's interesting i'll be because last year when bill the move was held in watford we as involved was reporters booked weeks in advance to state the grove hotel and watford in england which was the site of the twenty thirteen bill but conference days before build a bird members were set to arrive so we were going to check out at least two days before they even arrived but they found up about three days before hand cancelled our hotel bookings and said that we were quote a security threat and that's the reason why they had to cancel our bookings so we know that the host government of each country which bill burton meets every year is
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involved in the security preparations so the very fact that we that we merely wanted to stay there for a day before and basically just film to biddy oh you know it wasn't as if we were planting surveillance books to spy on bill but members proves how paranoid they are about any scrutiny whatsoever from independent media because as we just discussed they can rely on the fact that mainstream media is not going to investigate it so the fact that they're so paranoid about any type of inquiry from alternative media proves that this shadowy group is sinister it is plotting global affairs sometimes warm sometimes two years in advance and again i mean they will hartson the editor of the observer who was a builder who ten need said in one nine hundred ninety server that the consensus established is the backdrop against which will policy is made so that what they don't want leaked to the public you know as i understand the collusion between
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foreign diplomats politicians and corporate c.e.o.'s stands in violation of something called the logan act paul i know that you've talked about there's a talk about what building burned meetings are doing to undermine democracy and why people should even care about what's going on there. i think the main reason people should care is an example i would cite out. two thousand and six bill big meeting in ottawa canada which of course two years before the economic collapse in two thousand and eight they were there plotting not only the collapse of the economy but popping the housing bubble we actually are leaked information out bill burke sources in two thousand and six that they were plotting preparing themselves financially to benefit from the economic collapse in two thousand and eight which of course later transpired so that's why people should care this is this is about centralizing power this is about benefiting from future global events that they are
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not only aware of but they're involved in the planning of so the the fact that they were there two years before the economic collapse and you can check this one you two articles we wrote about it back in two thousand and six with dance knowledge of the economic collapse while people later on we're losing their jobs losing their homes because of the global financial crisis bill the word was set in a balance to profit from it and they're going to do so again with this t i p p agreement lastly i mean do you think that the extreme secrecy surrounding the meetings causes people to maybe over speculate maybe give too much credit to what takes place behind closed doors just because it's utterly lacking in transparency it's the tyranny of consensus obviously build both members will claim that they don't take votes they don't sign treaties they don't set policy but what is firmly established is that they set the consensus for the members who attend remember this is this is the google c.e.o. eric schmidt this is jeff bozos from amazon massive global power brokers with
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extreme influence in what happens in the world so they know what's going to happen they set it and people are unaware of it the protests are getting bigger and bigger as you said much to the chagrin of bill berg they corral us into this free speech and every year by thing. their influence is only way more and more people listen and protest but you know they say it's private it's just a private meeting we shouldn't worry about it why we complaining about it it's not private it's public it's paid for by taxpayers last year and what's the it's the equivalent of seven hundred fifty thousand dollars was paid by taxpayers to build a big security so for them to claim it's just a private meeting it's nobody's business is complete. absolutely insane that is some much paul being there on the ground covering what's going on paul joseph watson really appreciate it thank you.
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since the initial stories on edward snowden's and as a leak all we've heard from the national security agency is the same tired defense of mass dragnet surveillance we're just collecting metadata metadata of course refers to the record of an individual's online and cell activities such as call records and browsing history but not the actual content of said activity of course as much as the n.s.a. would love to portray the collecting of metadata as unobtrusive and knock us it's far from the case besides being able to paint a very clear picture of a person by uncovering all their associations and interests just consider what former n.s.a. director michael hayden recently said we kill people based on their. sounds like a real innocent surveillance tactic to me but here's the thing thanks to a stunning new report by the intercept that we now know that at least some of the n.s.a.'s mass spying programs go way beyond the so-called metadata when it comes to
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international surveillance going to top secret documents obtained by journalist glenn greenwald or more poydras the n.s.a. is recording every single phone call on the island nation of the bahamas you heard me right and this is recording and storing the audio virtually every phone call made in the country of about three hundred seventy thousand people without the knowledge or consent of the government the program is called so malo get and allows the n.s.a. to store phone conversations for up to thirty days which agents can then go back and listen to at their leisure now along with the bahamas get has been employed in one other country that we know of however according to greenwald may mean that country is a security risk and could be the fate holidays as she's decided to withhold its name yet wiki leaks has criticized greenwald decision as threaten to release the name of the other country although it's unclear whether wiki leaks actually has the documents to do so but for now here's what we do know so mall get is just one part
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of a larger surveillance program known as mystic mystic monitors telecommunication data in five different countries along with the two countries in which it collects all phone audio the program also vacuums up metadata and mexico kenya and the philippines but all these revelations raise the question as to why the u.s. would target the bahamas a place that the state department itself has described as a country where quote there is a little to no threat facing americans from domestic terrorism war or civil unrest or according to the intercept the n.s.a. uses illegal wiretapping requests by the da to install backdoor entries into one home in telecommunications systems in fact in one of the published slides the n.s.a. brags about how so miles. that was used to track an individual who was selling marijuana to the u.s. to mexico of course stopping tropical pot dealers goes just a tad beyond the n.s.a.'s national security mandate to say the least furthermore
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there is no way that the technology this powerful and expensive would merely be used to prevent drug trafficking according the intercept one of the leaked documents describes the bahamas as a testing ground for some all gets capabilities given the country's small population in close proximity to the u.s. it would indeed serve as an ideal petri dish for the n.s.a. as twisted social experiments. well look we should all be completely outraged at the news that the n.s.a. is usurping the privacy rights of global citizens and now they have definitive proof that the surveillance state is retro actively listening to an entire country's phone calls and debating the importance of metadata is suddenly the least of our concerns. coming up i'll talk to the air of the baskin robbins fortune about why he's taking on the dairy industry stay tune.
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leave. well good. show the line between the truth and reality becomes even full blood and bush and america join forces to fight concepts we seek to shape risk and i've become the cool kid in the clock signal. we've got the future. you know sigmund freud once said analogy it is true decide duffing but they can make one feel more at home. so they ought to feel right at home today with more and i would use all those up or so.
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if you grew up in a family in which you were expected to be heir to a multibillion dollar company you probably wouldn't question the product being sold let alone turn against it especially if that product was delicious ice cream because come on it's ice cream that's exactly what john robbins did see robbins as the son of herb robbins co-founder of the baskin robbins ice cream dynasty as a young man robin discovered the effects dairy has on the human body and decided to opt. or a plant based diet instead ever since then he's promoted to sustainable living philosophy and has taken on corporate food giants from the dairy industry to coca-cola he's also the author of several books on nutrition and a sustainable food movement including no happy cows dispatches from the front lines of the food revolution on earlier i spoke to robbins and i began by asking him why he chose to reject his father's ice cream and hire. my dad died five years ago for many years before that when i was in my early twenty's. i decided i didn't want to
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do that with my life my uncle baskin my dad's partner and brother in law died of a heart attack in his early fifty's he was a very big man he ate a lot of ice cream and i asked my dad went out how do you think there could be a connection and my father said no no his father is ticker just got tired and stopped working. and i summited couldn't consider the possibility there could be a connection between ice cream and heart disease because by that time he had sold more ice cream and made more ice cream than any human being would ever lived on the planet you know want to think about it that way but i did and i didn't want to sell a product it was harming anybody or undermining anybody's stuff so i walked away from baskin robbins and the money it represented to live the lives dedicated really and committed to helping people live healthier lives johnny and repeated they taken on the national dairy council here in america we grow up thinking that cow milk does a human body good keep it bunk some of the supposed benefits of milk consumption
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yes happily so because you have a great they do propagate that believe in that we all need the calcium from chiles noakes have strong bones and you know milk is species specific the the nutrient profile the fatty acid profile the protein levels and types of proteins that are found in each type of milk cows milk or rat milk are going to go to very different cows milk is designed to take a ninety pound cat and grow it to about four hundred fifty pounds in one year and if you look at the mirror and you see an urban core with the tail and four hoofs and and you want to gain about four hundred pounds a year cow's milk is maybe the way you want to go but really you know not even adult calvin's drink cow's milk. how did we start consuming cow's milk as adults it's anathema it's in a and it doesn't fit with our metabolism and our body we don't need the calcium from it all the studies show despite the
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propaganda from the industry. the people who drink the most know can eat the most cheese and ice cream and yogurt and so forth have the highest rates of us to open or assist the highest rates of their hip fractures. we don't do well with the calcium that's again you know because there's other things and all deeply the calcium stores in the body. we can absorb calcium from foods like broccoli and kale and cabbage far greater much higher percentage of that is actually absorbed in the body and it doesn't come with other substances that counteract that calcium so you want to have strong bones actually oddly and counter-intuitively don't you know condone to choose to eat greens and what about digestion what about how many people are intolerant to lactose i mean you talk about just how the human body can really digest the milk. well different people different descents different ethnic origins
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have different degrees of lactose intolerance it's very very high people of african descent people of asian descent it's over ninety percent are lactose intolerant people of the talian descent very very high levels of lactose intolerant really the only people in the world that have low levels of lactose intolerance are called cation deceptive. and we've been told that we all should drink lots of milk what ironically most of us can't even actually. digest the protein in it that's what actually is the problem fascinating and very very fascinating why john i mean you're asking how do we began doing this i don't know but but why is it continued to be propagated so so much in our society where milk is literally taught as an essential dietary supplement not even to mention the whole got milk ad campaign here and is the industry really that strong. it's that profitable and they have had the backing of the u.s. government you u.s.
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department of agriculture for decades and decades so the u.s.d.a. is actually mandated to promote the sale of u.s. dairy products it's another one of its mandates counterattacked tech contradictorily to it is to. oversee the nutritional education in the country so the u.s.d.a. is responsible for what gets taught in schools and it's also just trying to promote the sale of dairy products it's it's a it's a conflict of interests built into the mandates of the u.s.d.a. it's insane really and it's led to people thinking people being taught in schools and certainly barraged by ads that reinforce this does a body good that we all need milk the milk is nature's most perfect food which it is for baby caps i'm up for a human being. on a beer years ago you'd join
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a lot of third suing the california milk or and over there happy cows come from california ads what was particularly misleading to you about that ad campaign. everything that they had pictures a cows grazing in beautiful pasture land and those and said milk to get happy cows produce great cheese and bike of california cheese those ads were taken to auckland new zealand the photographs were good because the whole california milk production system is based in the central valley ice dry there it's all dry feedlots those cows never see a blade of grass in their entire lives and the ads had catchy little lines like so much grass so little time you know so much b.s. really in your eyes is there any way to produce dairy products or manly. yes but only small scale it would have to be organic and it's still not something that the human body needs or should have reacted to it for optimum nutrition and certainly
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it can be done in a far more humane way than the industry in the united states as it has developed it can be done without genetically engineered growth hormones it can be done without biopics although currently eighty percent of the dairy products produced in the united states contain antibiotic residues. so there are ways it can be improved but for the consumer i think of the less dairy products in your diet the healthier you're going to be you're also endorsing a campaign on your website to boycott coca-cola i want to give our viewers some examples of products they might be surprise or produced by the company and why people should join the boycott yes we are calling for a boycott of coca-cola as natural grams coca-cola owns honest tea they own other quality of zico coconut water they own. a variety of purity orange juice another one vitamin waters and other these are brands that people in the natural foods
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people shop at whole foods markets and want their food to pieces of lead produced well tended by they don't buy a lot of coca-cola persuade but they buy these other products that are owned by usually not knowing their own bite and then the profits from our purchase of honesty in these other products go to coca-cola and coke has been using their income streams. to fight g.m.o. labeling we're going to meet with coca-cola as executives hopefully the president soon and say look stop funding these efforts stop carrying monsanto's water i'm right there with you and john roberts amazing to talk to you author social activism to get on again and talk about a lot more thanks so much thank you. breaking
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news guys another american institution is teetering on the edge of collapse last week and u.s.p.s. reported a nearly two billion dollar loss for the quarter and while people point to the rise of digital communication as the main factor behind the scenes is a far more insidious reason the us has a standing on its last legs or break it all down our to political commentator sam sachs alone on man so what did congress do back in two thousand and six to put the usenets postal service in such dire straits well they passed this law called the postal accountability and hence made out and what the bill basically did is it forced the post office to set up this new retire health benefits program which seems all well and good set up this program to fund health benefits for future retirees unfortunately they require the post office to fund it seventy five years into the future essentially paying for benefits for people who haven't even been born yet or people who are babies and have no thought about working for the post office yet and that means that the post office only has to pay five in the law
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require the post office to prefund this huge benefit that goes seventy five years in the future in a matter of just ten to fifteen years so the post office had to do is spend five billion dollars every year contributing to this fund a requirement that no other government agency or business has ever had to comply with and what you see is in two thousand and six the post office is making money and they have been profitable for the last four years as well two thousand and six was the peak mail volume year for the post office but this law is passed requiring them to contribute five billion dollars every year and when you see after that is they lose five billion dollars and they continue losing year in and year out from there and you start hearing these calls suddenly from conservatives saying we need to privatized the post office this is a disaster. it's just it's actually really devastating and as someone who mails a lot of artwork out is fed act. like painting these congressmen to pass these outrageous bills that is that is there like a bad x. lobby i mean and of course privatization is always this is the argument that it's good for you know it's put in
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a free market however for this subject it's not better right and i think privatization is a lot of these people are saying the word privatization but that's not really the right word because the post office is not a government agency itself funded it relies on stamps to to finance all of its costs so when they say privatization they're making everyone think that at some agency that's funded by taxpayers funded by the government not true at all what they really want is corporatization what they really want as you see the post office it's got a half million united workers they all collect pretty decent wages and the you see these these vulture capitalists want to get their hands on these billion dollar multibillion dollar year industry of mail so fed ex and u.p.s. that have high overhead costs to pay c.e.o.'s and that are in the process yes u.p.s. and fed ex i have unions but these are private sector companies and we see the way the private sector unions are growing so once you can move over in that direction you can start crushing those unions as well so i see it more as corporatization what's going on here how can people make more money off mailing letters or cross
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write their wages are clearly lower exciter i want to play a clip from representative peter de fazio talking about this really interesting. i guess we've become the first developed nation on earth without a postal service just like we're the only developed industrial nation on earth without universal health care where the best beloved that what can we do to save us national treasure sam easy you change this law that was passed in two thousand and six you ease the burden of five billion dollars a year the post office has to pay every year plus there's been a report showing that they've paid anywhere between twenty five and seventy five billion dollars overpayment to a retirement system at the treasury department owes them fix these accounting things in the post office will be profitable instead you see lawmakers looking to end sixty delivery cut a five day delivery closing lots of post offices less. massive workers all the wrong idea it's really unfortunate we need to we need to step up sam sachs really appreciate you coming on and that's our show you guys join me again tomorrow when
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i'm at the set again. going going and probably already gone this is a state of ukraine's sovereignty as the western backed and unelected regime in kiev continues its military operations against eastern protesters all ukrainians are being asked to participate in a presidential election there is scant evidence it will be legitimate. dramas the truth be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. the food since changing the world's lights now. so picture of today's. own designs from around the globe.
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broke today. a british journalist reporting for ukraine is detained while we try to track down his whereabouts some sources claim he may have been taken to the capital by the national guard. caught on camera c.c.t.v. footage captures the moment two palestinian teenagers were fatally wounded during a protest apparently shot by israeli soldiers. on the eve of the parliamentary ballot some regions say they want a different kind of vote demanding the right to decide whether to become independent from their capitals. and eurasian leaders meet face second day in shanghai where political wheeling and dealing has moved russia and china to the cusp of the world's biggest energy deal.
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you're watching international we're coming to you live from moscow it's now nine am here in the russian capital now british journalist graham phillips who's been reporting from eastern ukraine has been detained his captors identified themselves as ukraine's national guard grahams whereabouts unknown has more. according to his source graham phillips is most likely being taken to kiev in order to be interrogated by the ukrainian security services or at the at this point we haven't heard from graham phillips since tuesday when he has described his ordeal to r.t. . roughly eight. detainees. on the bar last.
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fall. and only. respond. to last call question to question. in response or at least plea for help your case foreign office said that they're monitoring the situation and are standing ready to provide consular assistance graham has been receiving threats on social media networks for several months now ever since he began covering the situation in southeastern ukraine in fact there was a ten thousand dollars bounty on his head to buy some of the supporters of the current of regime many cues demo of working with the people they called separatists and terrorists but she was more interested in the social response and response of the people to the events that have been unveiling here in southeastern ukraine for
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the past several months. while graham's case is just the latest in a long list anyone reporting on the conflict between the army and the anti government movement here in the east of ukraine it appears is at risk now grammars national the city of mariupol which you can see on this map it's just two hundred kilometers south of kramatorsk were two journalists working for the russian channel life news were also detained by government forces now this remains the only video evidence of their plight footage of them pressed to the ground and searched at gunpoint the interim authorities accuse them of aiding what they call terrorists self defense units in the rest of the east of the country opposition was quickly backed by officials in washington and. reports. the u.s. state department spokesperson had no comment on the detention of graham phillips the independent british journalist reporting for t.v. in ukraine with regard to the detention of two russian journalists earlier say
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department doesn't believe they were journalists at all psyche cited authorities in kiev who say the life news journalists were carrying missiles in the trunk of their car the u.s. takes kiev statements at face value and basically rules out all other possibilities you rule out the possibility that it's the reporting that they do and the to the. with that's what got them detained well i think the information i just outlined including their the fact that they were apparently carrying portable aircraft missiles in their trunk i think is relevant information to consider in the united states. here if occasion on whether they are actually bonafide journalists. if they all you would call them for they're sure that our focus is more commonly used until you know press on the release of the international and ukrainian journalists who've been detained by russian separatists many for weeks kiev has
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accused the washington this with a live news channel of abetting terrorists washington asks again no questions takes everything kiev says at face value washington currently also doesn't want to see the journalists who are covering events not the way kiev wants it or consistently finding themselves in trouble there our crew has just been barred from entering ukraine to cover the upcoming elections instead we often hear the state department say well the russians in ukraine have detained journalists as if that somehow justifies kiev's actions against journalists it's a very dismissive attitude that we often see here you know you have u.s. journalists going to syria covering the rebels and they might find themselves sympathizing with those rebels but hardly anyone would accuse them of abetting terrorist. or seeing as german psyche appears to have difficulties in identifying the. journalist is part of that what record both are known among their colleagues as being extremely professional model has over fifteen years experience as a video and photo reporter is covered in numerous big events both in russia and
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further afield including the revolution in egypt and the conflicts in syria and libya yakin the possessing less field experience has already proven himself reporting on the volgograd bombing at the end of two thousand and thirteen he was also one of the journalists working in kiev's independence square during the sniper attacks in february this year he was even left shell shocked one swallow when an explosive went off place by. now produce an independent filmmaker danny schechter told us washington officials are quick to slap the terrorism label on those who try to report a point of view different from their own u.s. officials are trained in the art of perception management they don't deal with facts they deal with impressions and perceptions of someone could be considered a terrorist that immediately would discredit anything they've done and their legitimacy as as a professional in this case with kiev and washington basically purporting to be
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there as emissaries of freedom somehow it's particularly discouraging that they're not allowing access to crews from other countries where we are journalists with points of view they don't michael don't want to see a get access to the facts of what's going on there for years we in america were taught that you know all information coming from the other side was propaganda now what we're seeing is that a lot of what's coming from our side is propaganda. or the journalist ordeal has raised a wave of support on social media it's been hash tag save our guys and is now trending around the world for more about the online campaign his the head of r.t. social media i have across. the face of the to life news journalists accused of aiding terrorists and then held at gunpoint by kiev troops is still uncertain but the twitter sphere is having its say the save our guys hashtag went viral and
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topped twitter dot ru but then perhaps boosted by a russian foreign ministry tweet it crossed the border and this tops trends in of all places here the full theory of our guys story updates and breaking news on our team dot com. now a disturbing video has gone viral on the internet said to show two on armed palestinian teenagers being shot by israeli soldiers during a protest israeli security forces however deny life i was used but i witnesses claim otherwise and say they clearly heard the shots as i read is the owner of the security cameras that captured the footage he told us he saw the shooting with his own eye. you know i was at the balcony of my apartment. t.v. cameras installed around my house for security purposes i saw three young men with guns a soldier of these really defense forces fired shots at the palestinian demonstrators
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the palestinian boys had nothing except rocks announce their new weapons all they did was throw rocks there were no more than thirty young people there and israeli soldiers shot them from a distance of three hundred meters they fired four shots three of them ahead three of our boys the oldest one was seventeen. or denying any fault israeli forces insist the video was edited it doesn't show how violent the protest really was but if you are take a closer look you can see both boys fell on an almost empty strait and one carrying any weapons any stones is a political activist and journalist from the website where the video was published he says he has more proof of the fact the boys were shot. the army has denied using live rounds but the autopsies of the bodies of these young teenagers show that they were shot with a dr brown's and witnesses on the scene say the same the clip is indeed edited but journalists and human rights activists that have seen the entire video over hours
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and hours of several c.c.t.v. cameras in that area say that there was nothing in that area around where the teams were worthy was shot to justify any kind of violence that was used by the army as seen in the video is much more violent than used by the demonstrators and as seen in this video even when the soldiers are not threatened told this is part of the israeli campaign to oppress any sort of resistance to the occupation in the occupied territories. coming up when death is only a breath away a u.s. inmate has been given a last minute reprieve from an execution he claims will be excruciating due to a birth defect. on the miracle of resurrection we tell you how a north korean singer reported have been executed appears alive on state t.v. . now from
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a new passenger jet to multi-billion dollar oil exploration agreements the leaders of russia and china are on a trade roll as they meet in shanghai for a second day but eclipsing the mall is a hugely significant gas deal that's being worked on behind the scenes potentially worth up to half a trillion dollars k.t. pilbeam brings us up to speed. indeed there's plenty going on lots of excitement in the air or money in the air i should say we've already had over forty million dollars deals foodie that's right we've got deals including energy industries as well as technology is tourism agriculture it's all going on including finance as well as you mentioned yes there is a deal that could eclipse all of these put together and that is the gas problem deal with china a thirty year contract potentially now there's been a lot of fuss about this deal why why so much more so much interest. there is a lot of pass that you got is that on the statement for sure the reason is because
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it is so much money we are talking about four hundred billion dollars that is the estimation it's been ten years in the making now the question at the moment is people are saying it's not really a case of if that is going to happen but it's a case of when and if it doesn't happen today here in china then it will happen in the coming months well you're wrong to the how close are we to seeing this still come to fruition do you think you know well i think that is the four hundred billion dollar question i know every journalist in this room would want to know the answer to that but you know what i've been catching up with business delegates here presenting you know what's going on with this deal what is happening or we're going to see it and they're like air cooled down it's going to happen it's going to be signed so as i say it's not a case of if when at the moment and everyone's excited about it everyone seems to think it's going to have a. shortage of supplies at the moment well you know it's particularly timely at the moment we know that china they need
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a lot of energy because they've got a one point three billion people population they are the biggest consumer of gas in the world so when i russia has a parallel of it and the idea at the moment is china wants to develop the moment their reliance upon coal which is that a dirty energy and you know you just go look around here you can see people have the space most. in their bags they ride around them on the bikes because the air is polluted it is dirty for the smoke in the and natural gas is known to be clean energy so the moment it seems to be all about price that is what these two countries have to negotiate at the moment you know when it comes to china they are tough negotiators they are cautious contract takers i know that you know we have actual paying for it so you have to really have gone as far as russia is concerned they want a compromise over to go the director of the china national association of international studies believes the timing of all this is opportune given the ongoing ukrainian
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situation and the fact that the western countries are increasing the sanctions of russia this magnet deals between china and russia that they are going to sign and many of them have already resigned will actually help russia to take very much a bite out of the sanctions whatever the nature of the magnitude of these economic sanctions to be put on russia and i think of this also very are obviously will pivot russia more to asia that's all well and good talking about mega deals but sometimes it can be quite a challenge to comprehend a figure like four hundred billion dollars so we put together a graphic to try to help you understand that massive four hundred billion is roughly the g.d.p. of these third largest country sweden or twice the value of everything that qatar produces in a single year it's also enough to send sixteen thousand space tourist towards the
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stars paying for their preparation launch and their stay in orbit it's also an offer by every australian of driving age a brand new volkswagen golf is seventeen million of them or you could buy one hundred ten billion cups of coffee which would satisfy even america's thirst for an entire year. now more news coming up after a short break here and international stay with us. the line between the truth and reality becomes even more blurred and join forces to fight we take the shame and risk and i become the cool kid in the clock signal. we've got the future. you know sigmund freud once said and all of
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it is true thing but they can make one feel more. so they ought to feel right at home today with more and the world is all those up or so. the. economic down in the final. and the rest. will be. international and u.s. has had a narrow escape from death by lethal injection after a series of last minute court flip flops he was just minutes away from being
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executed despite a criminal attorneys claims the death would be excruciating due to a read birth defect marina portnoy has been following the case it's been criticized as torture is inhumane and barbaric another u.s. execution by lethal injection was postponed however at the very last minute these were even made russell was scheduled to be put to death when stay. but his attorney says well the civil rights groups who are appealing to have the procedure delayed lawyers representing the forty six year old inmate say he suffers from a rare medical condition that causes a weekend and malformed blood vessels as well as tumors in his nose and throat the concern is that book who will end up experiencing pro long suffering during the killing suffering similar to last month's botched execution of oklahoma inmate clayton lockett a typical execution should take no more than ten minutes but after lockett was injected he endured pain for forty three minutes before suffering
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a massive heart attack witnesses say lockett was withering around even telling doctors something's wrong the a.c.l.u. has filed a petition requesting that book lose upcoming execution be delayed until an independent investigation surrounding the drugs being used can be completed harvests are not regulated in the same way that traditional manufacturers are and it's been a contamination problem with some of the trucks come out of the compound occur because of their secrecy we don't know where the drugs are coming from you know how they're being baited and that. kind. of music in the past in january and ohio in may reportedly took twenty five minutes to die by injection gasping repeatedly as he laid on the structure that same month in oklahoma a prisoner complained of feeling his whole body burning after being released we injected the story officials say they plan to use compounded control barbara told for a book loose execution it is the same drug that has proved problematic during previous
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killings russell buckelew wanted his execution to be videotaped in the event something goes wrong that request was denied by a u.s. federal judge. our. capital punishment in america is legal in thirty two states lethal injection is the most popular method but second place go to the electric chair but even gas chambers the gallows and firing squads are still lawful in some of those states and according to research of the us national academy of science one in twenty five defendants handed the death sentence is likely to be innocent. now thursday is viewed as a crucial day for a huge citizens as they have a say about how the block is run by voting in the latest pan european parliamentary election but in a number of countries the ballot looks likely to go the way of those saying they want out of the club spain's catalonia is certainly among them and artie's
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a group is going to reports on the separatist spirit there. is there for you not the first time we're hearing that on your watch independence from madrid a referendum was planned to be held on the ninth of november this year but the idea was not supported by the spanish parliament still the organizers and the supporters of the referendum they claim that there are other legal ways of trying to hold it anyway despite threats coming from senior e.u. officials who say that if they're telling you did receive independence then it would not be a member of the european union nevertheless from seventy five percent to eighty percent of people living here in this part of spain they support the idea of holding this referendum now to understand the situation here on the ground we came to the school of economics of the university of boston all barcelona and are joined by dean and. thank you very much for joining us thanks for coming here for being interested in the us is that catalonia is leaving right now so let's take
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a little walk and i just want to understand really how much people support the idea of holding this referendum opinion poll say that eighty percent of catalan population super did the referendum catalonia has a g.d.p. per capita than the e.u. average it is perfectly viable as an independent state we have no history and its own language catalan the spaniards try to emulate to suppress catalan culture and cut them in language the idea of a european union that this expelling citizens just by x. is that just for the fact that they are exercising the universe some right of self-determination. idea that contradicts the holiday the of the principles that that where did basis of the european union i think our democratic a mature society is one that is able also to decide warbirds. by
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democracy a democratic means thank you very much for your time this was the dean of the u. school of economics of the university of barcelona setting some light on this shoe ation with the referendum on independence here. now let's take a look at why exactly catalans believe they are being intimidated by the e.u. top docs now the spanish prime minister bluntly declared the vote illegal ignoring all arguments about the right for self-determination the president of the european council made it very clear the moment catalonia gained independence it will be kicked out of the block and this was also stressed by the e.u. commission president manual but also catalonia is not alone in the battle field for sovereignty and other spanish region the basque country is also seeking a referendum on independence with more than half of the population willing to vote in favor italy's province of the nato has already overwhelmingly voted to break away from rome in
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a ballot stamped as illegal by the capital and scotland of course is on its way to decide whether or not to stay within the u.k. with september's referendum currently supported by almost half of its citizens inclined to break free. now it's a brief look at what else is happening in the world two powerful explosions rocked a busy bus terminal and crowded markets in nigeria central city of yours officials are now saying at least one hundred eighteen people have been killed and many more injured and the group has so far admitted to being behind the attack but it comes amid a bombing campaign by the terrorist group boko haram which the government has been battling in nigeria's north east. more than forty people have been killed after the worst floods in over a century to hit the balkans tens of thousands have been forced to abandon their homes in bosnia and croatia after the muddy waters from the river saga submerged entire towns people were cut off from power and drinking water the floods also
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caused landslides in bosnia that some of the minefields left over from the war the floods have had terrifying consequences and it's feared more bodies will be recovered as the waters recede. now is it in danger to be the ex-girlfriend of the north korean leader while some media outlets claim it is reporting that a local singer a former love interest of kim jong un had been executed because of the jealousy of kim's wife but the woman has suddenly reappeared on state t.v. evidence the not all stories about north korea are based on facts now western and south korean media have a tendency to demonize the country stories about executions are very popular with journalists describing flame throwers bombs and even hungry dogs being used constant military exercises are also part of the image presented all of north korea including large parades and displays of all types of missiles the media portrays a population so starving that humans are forced to eight fellow humans and reports
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also claim every citizen must obey fashion policies men have the same haircut as the leader only from a new york based group for korean community development so the media prefers sensation rather than fact when it comes to the country. it's incredible how even the most well respected media institutions in the west will try to pass off tabloid style sensational as journalism when it comes to covering north korea and i think the least that reputable news outlets can do is basic fact checking instead of the lazy we have sensational stories that we mostly now have when it comes to north korea but i think the more important question is why these baseless stories about north korea are circulated time and time again and the united states is intent on painting north korea as an absolute tower tarion stated that as a rampant human rights violator demonizing north korean leadership serves as
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justification for intervention the united states and south korea carry out numerous war exercises every year that simulate the collapse of the north korean region and the human rights discourse serves this purpose very well and then the western media marches in lockstep with decisions that. coming up is boom bust hayward out see international stay with us. we think of why we think there are good. for all sand beaches. coconut palms gently swaying in the ocean breeze. and frank. white has a deep dark little secret a secret the u.s. government would like you know about. through our labor. our. bilbo i did dearly subsidies ok given all we'll go live.
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to. play a series of explicit lisa tried to play the sale of a pulitzer to the to the bottom you know the title or cut short changing every minute. cut me no law no weapons and my alarm clock but hey. let's think this city all times lewinsky's is the most elite limits to little sometimes for nothing which lead to sleaze and it's still
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it's still just keep still we can still be just if you could you see the stage eight look to be slightly but the speech was still in the stands please. oh well bust that would hurt has the day off us telecom giant aig
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plans to buy satellite t.v. operator direct t.v. for forty eight point five billion dollars getting more than thirty eight million subscribers and increasing the merger mania we've seen the telecom media and technology industries eighteen t. will pay ninety five dollars for each share of direct t.v. twenty eight dollars fifty cash sixty six dollars and fifty cents stock split that's ten percent more than directv is closing price on may sixteenth the last trading day before the deal was announced i don't like this deal do i think this deal will get through absolutely because of the issue of broadband consolidation where regulators are most sensitive directv are free and clear since directv doesn't have any broadband presence but if us regulators approve this deal it puts paid to the idea that consolidation for consolidation sake is a reasonable business strategy the message real capitalism in which companies spend
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money on world class customer service innovation increasing broadband speeds where the us and growing the business organically is out instead crony capitalism where merging to get as big as possible to extract rents from customers and suppliers and then lobbying to have regulators. look the other way and play hands off is the way to go as for a c n t how does this deal even make sense except to extract fees from content providers there are no operational efficiencies like there are in the proposed comcast time warner cable merger that prompted this deal the only rationale i've seen is that the deal gives a t.n.t. a national t.v. offering to mesh with its integrated mobile fixed line and internet bundle but even here you have to remember that eighteen t. already has a cable t.v. service called the universe and this deal makes that service obsolete eliminating yet one more competitor now when eighteen's he was pressing hard for its planned
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merger with t. mobile it made all sorts of claims about how that deal would be good for competition but the deal was blocked and subsequently t. mobile went to be a major source of consumer savings with its carrier strategy t.-mo lowered prices and unbundled the handset subsidy for forcing the other us mobile carriers to respond in kind it was clear from the start that more people the more people move to the lower fee no contract on subsidized handset model the more price sensitive customers would be the result lower contract fees and lower mobile handset prices it's hard to imagine that a t.n.t. is forty eight point five billion dollar merger with directv will and it will result in increased competition that benefits consumers but of course just as with the t. mobile deal you can bet eighteen c. will do its best to prove this deal works because customers as well as it does for a t.n.t. and direct t.v.
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i don't buy it and neither should you. running is a product of collusion between the government and big economic players talked about in the headlines story just to get a deeper understanding of how special interest and economic elite influence policies in government we spoke to american economist paul craig roberts who has consistently criticized cronyism in american politics and economics dr roberts is a co-founder of reaganomics served as the assistant secretary of the treasury under reagan and it's been an editor and columnist for the wall street journal businessweek and scripps howard news service among many other publications and started the conversation discussing the imbalance between the influence of the powerful and the influence of the broader electorate take
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a look. you know we're guarding democracy in a paper titled testing theories of american politics elites interest groups and average citizens this was published published last month then martin gill and princeton professor and benjamin page a professor at northwestern they looked at the u.s. political system and their conclusion was that economic elites and organized groups represent business interests representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on u.s. government policy while mass based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence now does that conclusion surprise you at all. you are you know. thirty years ago. four years ago but not now it is absolutely true i'm in witnesses and i've written about it so many times and i'm very glad to have all of not columns for the last ten to twenty is confirmed not least to scholars. it's not at all surprising the bottom groups are the ones with
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the money and the ability to ally themselves with us foreign policy for example wall street is a great looting mechanism. the military security complements. the agribusiness monsanto all of those people the oil timber and mining the extractive industries and of course the israel lobby itself these are the powerful interest groups that essentially determine the domestic and foreign economic policy and the two scholars that you named they made the point in the very strongly that. community interest groups and citizens have zero input into the family issues of policy. this has been confirmed by in other ways in an area recently the test was made to two letters sent out to congressional offices and one asked
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for a meeting with representatives with was with a collection of donors and the other asked for a meeting with a collection of community representatives well the first letter got the responses they are willing to meet with donors they were very interested to meet with the community interest groups from their constituents. i mean maybe the trick is to say that you're going to be a donor get him in the room and you know give him a couple sons you know you're going to get them based on a husky speaking of special interest former u.s. treasury secretary timothy geithner is out with a new book called stress test everyone's talking about it this week and it's about his time in office dealing with the u.s. banking systems in near collapse now he is quoted saying i would say that there's lots of messiness and unpleasantness an awkward mess and a lot of unjust collateral beneficiaries of our rescue however governor believes
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his actions during the crisis have been vindicated by the passage of time what do you make of us. itself apologetics there was no reason not to let these four banks fail except that the treasury and the federal reserve the right i'm sure agencies were being run by the former exec too so the banks. that's the only reason they were allowed to fail and they obviously should have sailed it would have been far cheaper. on the taxpayer and it would not have disrupted the international monitors system nearly as much as for a five or however many years it's been of quantitative easing you know creating as many as a true billion dollars a year. in the rigged. market the rigged. stock market rigged to go market none of these things would have been necessary if they just let the banks fail and it would have been
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a very big. decline in affecting ordinary people who with all of those derivatives debts that the banks had with one another that would have been the casualty would hurt a few people's reputation and wiped out will some of the shareholders in those big banks but that would have been the extent of the damage so they should have failed and i think guy who knows that but he was part of the inside crowd and you can't really turn on your own if you really think it's that simple that these people don't want their former colleagues and buddies to go out of business. well they were themselves the former executives right ran the by so. you know how many people stand up and damn themselves change very soon by the. jason not not very often don't see it often now i want to ask you when it comes to special interest there's the voting public as well and take the auto bailouts for example
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now the bailouts of chrysler and g.m. cars u.s. taxpayers a lot of money but what about all the manufacturing jobs the bailout saved what about fairness. well we don't know that it did it did say but let's assume it did. what interests me is all the jobs lost to offshoring and we we now have this report. from the after college twenty four career insight we just had this report and what they're tortillas that eighty three percent of college students right now as of april don't have a job lined up for the many graduation. eighty three percent. of the current graduates in american colleges and universities as of april they have no jobs or there are many graduation now when i was current through college
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this was impossible for me everybody had to agree to have all but now when i got it it wasn't thanks though what were the job offers then i think about that might be a you know a fair comparison to see what it was before the crisis opposed to now how many i don't know i don't have that information here. that was still part of the boom for the new mary because the. the decline didn't begin i think until december of two thousand and seven and it showed up very strongly in two thousand and eight so probably more but the offshoring has been really strong in the twenty first century so it was already eroding the ability of people to found work and not just the offshoring macos what the corporations do they then claim that there's a shortage of qualified people and so they need h one b.
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. visas to bring and foreign workers because they can hire them a lot cheaper. and the workers are essentially like indentured servants and they can't really offer any john oh wow. resistant to work conditions. so between the foreign workers are brought in or in the all sure job situation for merck and university project she's been climbing here directing your current year. that was economist and former assistant treasury secretary dr paul craig roberts. time now for a quick break but stick around because when we would turn chris martenson of peak prosperity dot com will be on the show to talk about how investors should approach risk in the wake of the financial crisis and rising energy costs and today's big
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deal i'm going to sit down with political commentator stan sachs to talk about the latest house hearing on net neutrality as we go to break here the closing numbers at the bill. all actions or have some. limitations these elections will will certainly be problematic as well and they will not reflect the full view of the ukrainian people to the degree that they they put in place a leader that the different sides can work with that could end up being helpful in terms of reaching some kind of resolution to this crisis the f.b.i.
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and the cia are on the ground aiding this government this illegitimate government aiding it in any and its attacks and aiding the violence that are going on academy formally known as blackwater is also on the ground working with this kiev regime and i don't think this is this is moving toward peace in any any conceivable way as people are being murdered and killed on the streets in order to uphold this government and put down the. the revolt against that. we speak your language or not i am. program some documentary some spanish matters to you. a little too much of angles story. here. the spanish find out more visit.
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with the economic downturn in the find that they belong to the deal and the rest because i. believe every week. there are many indicators that help forecasters tried the direction of the world economy but chris martenson of peak prosperity dot com believes that in the future it doesn't quite look as bright as it did before the crash with high energy costs and weak growth markets and believe the system is highly vulnerable and the risks are actually larger than before the crisis for potentially bad things that parents spoke to martin said about what he recommends that people do she first asked him
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what his best ideas are now in terms of asset allocation and other types of things of that nature take a look. when we look at one of the things we like to do it peak prosperity is is figure out how to get people to change their definition of investing and we've been marketed to for a long time that investing simply means you take your money and you senator wall street it goes into for one k. and somebody manages it and that's that's what happens very passive instead we think the time has come to pull that money back take it out of that anonymity of wall street and put it into more face to face direct things that you can understand there are double and triple digit investments people can make in their own home if they happen to own one relating to energy efficiency also energy production and things like that where they are defined returns that people can get i consider those extraordinarily good investments we also advise that anybody who's got some sort of a high interest yielding debt on their on their books that they should get rid of
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that if you have credit card debt if you have student loans if you have car loans even a mortgage at these generationally low rates if you're getting three and a half percent you're paying on your mortgage if you can't earn that in the marketplace in a safe way you might as well pay that off so getting out of debt we feel is really really important because one of the themes here is that when you have rising resource costs food and fuel shelter would be that rent or or your overall mortgage payment is those start to rise up but your income stays flat you're just getting squeezed and debt is a stone cold killer when you've got that kind of a situation rising up it's basically stagflation for everybody but the point one percent at this stage what we don't like when we're looking across this landscape is we see everything that we would characterize as a risk or a pressure on the international financial system is now larger than it was in two thousand and eight and those pressures are things like derivatives are one hundred trillion higher the too big to fail banks are even larger sovereign debts are higher not lower we have all time highs now in consumer debt back on the on the
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books and what we don't have to support all of those things is that resumption of world growth which our hypothesis is we are not going to see that with oil over hundred one. dollars a barrel which we think is a permanent condition so that's the pressures we see building up resources aren't there in the cheap ways and amounts we need to have the growth that can sustain all of this additional debt and leverage that we're piling back into the system and that's a scenario i can't control that you can't nobody listening to this can what you can control is how exposed you are in case that scenario doesn't work out and that's where getting out of debt helps that's where investing in your homestead growing some of your own food of possible those sorts of things if you can do those those are really good at adding resilience into your personal landscape and i got to ask you chris these are some pretty gloomy expectations that the hell out of the room for optimism there so point blank when is this all going to happen when is it going to come crashing down i wish i knew that the whole economy is a is a complex system in the one thing scientists know about complex systems one of the
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big things is you can't predict when they're going to let go or how big the event is going to be it's like earthquakes you know we've been studying earthquakes forever but it still defies us when any fault is going to let go or how big the earthquakes going to be but we can tell you that if it hasn't let go in a defined period when it should have released the chance of a bigger earthquake coming sooner is higher than lower and so that's what we're looking at we look into this into this world landscape we think that the chance of a financial earthquake is now higher not lower for the reasons i just described and now that is the gloomy part if you are dependent on that system maintaining itself perfectly as it is we believe that there's actually an extraordinary amount of opportunity wrapped into the story as well but the first thing you have to understand is the direction the story is really going what are the biggest geo political and economic risks that investors will face over the next six to twelve months short term. well if it's iran that we're going to have some sort of an accident you know you got japan pushing there or there of accelerating to the floor
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just hoping beyond hope that they can wreck the end or at least a base of the further they might succeed beyond their wildest dreams we still don't know how this whole thing is going to play out in europe or. the ukraine situation because of the russia aligning with china china's now off in the south china sea you know putting a drill rig in a place that vietnam is not happy with so there are a lot of geo political tensions any one of those could become the spark or in this case when you say the pin because we believe that we're in a in a in a large central bank inspired bubble set of bubbles we've got bubbles and real estate again to clean the high end market we've got bubbles and equities everybody seems to be talking about that now and we have by this most importantly in our bond markets when you look at whether it's sovereign debt trading at all time low yields even for for spain are you kidding me and we have jumped at trading with five percent range in a five handle so when we look at all of those things we think that those bubbles like any bubbles are just in search of a pin will it be the japanese yen letting go will it be the geopolitical situation
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ukraine or something entirely different we don't know we just think it's a risk and so people need to be aware of those risks and position themselves accordingly and for us that means taking some of the money away from or taking some of your capital investment stored wealth out of that system and trying to get it into some other part of the system now to the politics that monetary policy as conducted right now are being driven in any substantial way by peak resource dynamics. not in the western world that i've detected at this point china absolutely as it has gotten to the story a number of other countries are behaving as if they understood peak resources right so you got china out there with their magic checkbook buying everything they can seemingly fairly priced and sensitive they're updating everybody for land in africa you know copper resources you name it now now that china i think obviously understands it much better than my own country i think my country is is expecting that the markets will always sort of be there and to provide whatever we need when we need it we just have to pay for it that's possibly true but when we just look at
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the geo political situation right now on round one resource energy the big piece of news that most people missed was a year ago russia and china signed a very major deal which was going to be putting basically twenty percent to start twenty percent of all the current russian gas exports were going to be redirected towards china now russia doesn't have the capability just turn a knob and get twenty percent more gas out of their field so the question that that got thrown under the table last year was where does that twenty percent come from more accurately who doesn't get that twenty percent and that twenty percent could go up to thirty three percent in the next few years after they start shipping to china so this is a really really big story this is why we're seeing a little bit of a disconnect between germany and the german people and particularly the german industrialists and corporations they're starting to really disconnect from the larger political story that angle a merkel and obama seem to want to carry which is that they want to teach putin a lesson of some sort it's
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a very dangerous game that's being played and here is the punch line of the story the united states can only defend what we consider to be our interests in that region of the world by getting there by boat china and russia can both walk to the places involved. that was chris martenson founder of peak prosperity dot com and now time for today's big deal. in today's big deal i'm joined by our political commentator. to discuss the latest testimony by chairman tom wheeler at the house energy and commerce subcommittee. now the f.c.c. has made many headlines recently because of its new proposal on net neutrality rules this proposal has received a lot of public criticism because it would allow broadband providers to strike
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deals that would prioritize some internet traffic over others the deal is not yet finalized right now though it is in the comment phase but today f.c.c. chairman testified on the issue of net neutrality so tell me about the testimony what did we say and what was the tenor of the conversation that you were in his opening statements chairman realer said right now there are new rules in place there's no laws in congress nothing keeping in place a free and open internet for net neutrality back in january the court struck down what rules the c.c. had created he talks is though he is a supporter of net neutrality and he claims he is he says that he supports a free and open internet he supports one internet that when a consumer goes to the internet service provider and pays for internet they're getting one new pathway in which they have access to the entire. world wide web so
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when he's going through this rulemaking process and last week they passed this proposal three to two which starts the public comment phase and we're not going to get any votes on the final rules of the f.c.c. probably until september he's keeping that in mind how. preserve this idea of one internet that's continues to be free and open although the testimony in the back and forth with members of congress today in the house in energy and commerce subcommittee assured the lawmakers are pretty skeptical of the pro-choice take it will that's my question you know in terms of the democrats and republicans mind you standing is that they both had some pushback and some questions for about that but for different reasons can you tell us a little bit about that really want to break down two main issues here one of them is this idea of paid prioritization that's the sort of deals we've seen in the last few months with netflix reaching out to comcast and verizon and basically paying these internet service providers extra money to get a more direct route to customers. chairman wheeler's proposal seems to allow
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this sort of paid prioritization he says will to look at it on a case to case basis as long as it doesn't result in other content being blocked and is long as it's commercially reasonable which seems to be this very term that nobody quite knows how that's divined and democrats had a problem with this idea of even allowing any sort of pay prioritization they're saying that that's going to fundamentally undermine net neutrality rules on the other side you've got republicans who are objecting to the proposal because it floats the idea of reclassifying the internet right now the internet's classified as the sort of information system which gives the f.c.c. not much leeway to regulate resit were to be reclassified as a public utility like a phone company the f.c.c. would have a lot more ability to regulate that but this is clearly something that republicans who are against most forms of regulation are very skeptical about him
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a voice in the us urns of what hearing you know it seems to me that when you think about the fact that this was struck down arguably you could say that will is working within the rules that were established by the court so you know proponents of net neutrality why don't they actually go to the court rather than go to legislation rather than focusing on the f.c.c. because it's congress you know this congress isn't passing anything especially on an issue as contentious as many trouble you can really see party breakdowns on on whether or not you support the f.c.c. taking more action in preserving this free open internet and preventing companies from discriminating and charging. content providers more than one set of content providers more than the other set of content providers so congress is going to do anything ultimately it's going to be up to the f.c.c. here over the next four months in this public comment period in the hearings we're going to have in congress about this are going to be important on which way
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chairman wheeler. and the other member commissioners on the commission will eventually vote. you know i had one more question but i think that we're running out of time but let me ask you really quickly though do you think that this whole fast lane proposal is actually going to be enough or we have to see regulation down the fifteenth why don't they pay per position i think the concern of the democratic lawmakers put forward that this is going to fundamentally undermine the neutrality are right once you allow this fast lane that's where the mud dollars are going to go to which means these regular lanes of traffic are going to degrade and eventually this content providers are going to deal with slower traffic if they can afford the fast lanes thank you sam that was very informative i appreciate that and that's all for now for all of us had boom bust thanks for watching and we'll see you next.
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