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seventy's i mean it was all about nasa was all about astronauts here and business was booming for everybody since the shuttle and this is the most historic moment since the shuttle program and did and they saw about one hundred thousand people from out of town and over has are half a million people total that came out to see it people are excited because to them it means to base coast is coming back that people are getting excited about based on aerospace again and potentially jobs i mean if this becomes a regular you know a regular industry that are doing back and forth between the moon and mars and all of this will go very quickly are going to finish up what would you know what the next step is now now that they've successfully done this what's what as you have got up a screw up a sleeve. well you know over the last couple weeks to use old flame thrower he has sent a car into space playing david bowie i think anything is possible but i think we're going to see bigger rockets and bigger plans and much more to wait to wait and wait
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and have a wonderful time on the beach down there i'm sure all of us in the winter jealous of those inside but thank you so much for your excellent work as always always a pleasure to have there wait for you to back here by the best. will be back there in day. as we go to break card watchers don't forget to let us know what you think of the topics we've covered on facebook and twitter see our poll shows that are to dot com coming up sean stone presented part two of his interview of the winter olympics doping scandal with the president of the international society of olympic or stories david wallechinsky and redacted slightly camp and for thoughts less to discuss the roller coaster of inequality on wall street stay tuned to watch a little. later on.
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i'm here at money field stadium in edinburgh the home and the heart of scottish rugby i'm here to interview a scotland legend doherty we're a man who fought many great battles on this pitch behind me now he's engaged in the greatest battle of all his struggle against motor neuron disease. run. the best out of the jewels with. the concepts i was paying to perform i had to actually put myself to die. he'd. say trust me that's the key. as muslims. in home about that time. that.
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this continuous. good. so we'll see if you think. there was any good with us the. yes can keep me she. can issue. twenty b.s. . many of jokingly refer to the icy relations between washington and moscow these days as a new cold war but no words that made a narrative more evident in the world today than in south korea the home of the
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wonder lympics where for the first time since the one nine hundred eighty s. existential stand up one of the world's two great super powers will be noticeably absent yes even though the international olympic committee recently decided to allow individual russian athletes to participate in response to a scandal over the use of performance enhancing drugs they will not be allowed to do so under their nation's wagon officially representing the russian federation but is that a fair decision considering the long history of doping in sports worldwide pro. didn't of the international society of olympic a story as david wallechinsky joins on stone to discuss the underlying issues of this debate they probably go back to the very first olympic games in some form or another but at what point do we say p.d.'s are reality they're part of life let's incorporate it into the regimen and monitor it rather than pretending that winners aren't cheating there's two arguments again this is an interesting argument to legalize all drugs performance enhancing drugs p.d.s.
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but there's two arguments against it the most powerful argument is if you do that then. adolescents will start using these drugs if you as a teenager you know he can be a football player or shop or whatever. cross-country runner you're going to start taking these drugs you're going to ruin your body for life because your body is still forming and so it sets a very bad precedent the second problem with legalizing all performance in that scene drugs is that. it's an economic inequality. we already have what some of us call technological doping. you know it's completely legal to have better equipment than in a poor rich country supposed to a poor country but overwhelmingly you know the richer countries are having a better better opportunities to to improve is individual legally if you start
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legalizing performance enhancing drugs you just make that problem worse because some athletes and their countries will be able to afford these drugs no matter how expensive they are in a poor country you won't be able to take them so putting recently announced that russia will hold its own winter olympics in opposition to the ones being held in korea what does it actually mean. well first of all it may not be so necessary now that so many of the russian athletes are allowed to compete having said that when the soviet union boycotted the one thousand nine hundred four los angeles olympics . the soviet union organized an alternative olympics called the friendship games and in certain sports you could compare the times. of course there was no drug testing apparently on either side but but they already did this once before thirty four years ago and so the idea was to you know say while the olympics is going on
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we're going to use the venues that were used for the sochi olympics and you know we're going to show our athletes are great you don't have to watch those athletes at the real impacts. but now it's possible that russia could do very well at the contract games and one of the you know subtle stories as nothing to do with the open at all is men's ice hockey men's ice hockey for the last five olympics the national hockey league has allowed its players to compete in tournaments have been fantastic because these players who were always playing for money are suddenly playing for their country and it's been a great experience this year the national hockey league owners. i said we're not allowing our players to play period done you can't go you've kicked out of the league if you go. so this is very unfortunate so this will be the first winter
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olympics in twenty four years in which there have been no n.h.l. players but that had nothing to do with the cage show which is the russian the. so those russian ice hockey players men's ice hockey players who don't play in the n.h.l. but are professionals will be at the twenty eighteen winter olympics the united states for example or canada just sending good know some old guys and a few college players so this is a great opportunity and the expected opportunity for the russian isocrates. are good runs of wall street have been on a roller coaster ride of ups and downs this week starting on monday when the dow saw a lovely sixteen hundred point freefall marking the biggest point decline in history eventually closing the day down at one thousand one hundred seventy five points however before anyone starts whispering the word crash andreas garcia mayo c.e.o.
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of the wealth management firm zoe financial declared to c.n.n. money dot com that the stock market is throwing a tantrum take a deep breath i know it's been a while since we had a day like today but nothing has really changed from a fundamental standpoint. because nothing is more comforting than hearing financial experts casually infer that the stock market has the maturity of the five year old behind me in line at target meanwhile in a shocking show of force by the u.s. government this is shocking wells fargo saw the hammer fall last friday when janet yellen the federal reserve actually held the big bank responsible for their bad actions in the multimillion dollar bake checking account fraud and scandal in a statement the fed declared until the firm makes sufficient improvements it will be restricted from growing any larger than its total. that size of the end of two thousand and seventeen and according to n.p.r. wells fargo said that about one point nine trillion in assets boy suffering so are we really actually seeing the u.s.
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government stand up to the big banks and is wall street going to finally fall victim to its own hubris to find the answers let us not look to a businessman in a suit but to a comedian with a mind who has spent a good part of his life calling out the streets and sam of the host of redacted tonight's luka when times are this crazy going to turn the comedians are on top of it and that's how it's got to be that's how it's got to be you know lead with the with the recent kind of you know freezing of growth and growth in the in the demand to remove board members from wells fargo we're actually seeing the u.s. government you know truly step up and stand up against the big banks or is this all just. smoke and. run and you're running a comedy show. actually is there a moment stand out maybe make snow when they stand up it's an outlier and you know yes yesterday was the largest one day drop in the stock market history and people are running around hair on fire oh my god but i don't remember that ninety two
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percent of stock wealth is held by the top twenty percent it is largely the rich further enriching themselves while they exploit all the rest of us and that's why the quote you read about how you have no worry everything still running fine you know what running fine is it is the exploitation of the american working class it is it you know and here's the news that was imposed i brought a real newspaper to see one of these are some of these and while yeah i went to the wayback machine they say many analysts pointed to a seemingly unusual cause for the turbulence yesterday rising wages rise wages this stock market plummets when corporations are worried that the workers will have security will have good wages ellen screen is on tape from a decade ago saying worker insecurity. good for the market this dogs are surging because workers have been pressed down to such a level that the corporations can do whatever they want before we started the segment you and i were foxconn right the corporation that is known for the suicide
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nets where you know apple gets their phones made in china well now they're coming to wisconsin right the reason is not and everyone celebrating oh big companies come to the working jobs well the reason they're able to now come to america is because workers in america have been pressed down so far we're now celebrating that basically a slave labor plant is coming to our shores. totally agreed to leave because of our you've seen over the years you've seen the destruction of unions you've seen the destruction of workers' rights oh well minimum wage will bump it up a dollar to ten. and if minimum wage had kept up with when it was at its highest in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight if you had kept up with productivity and buying influence it would now be twenty one dollars an hour but the productivity gains have all gone to the top and of course then you get deeper into what is the system in productivity gross domestic product you're talking about endless growth on a planet with finite resources this is
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a cancer the stock market is celebrating cancer that will ultimately come crashing down here's the question really is i've known you've spoken out about this for a long time you've tried to educate people on this but what are the hurdles that you generally face when you're trying to convince people hey look at this a new way than what you've kind of been raised in condition to look at i mean i think part of the hurdles is getting people understand the deeper system that g.d.p. is it's a life blind and it's decoupled from health from society is the g.d.p. the stock market is pure profit is nothing but it doesn't matter how many people die it doesn't matter how many people starve it doesn't matter how companies people get water none that matters it is one thing and one thing all the profit it would be like a driver only measuring his driving skills by how fast he's going. people over these parents are interjected crash into people and just speed is only looking at and he gets to town and half the people in town have lost family members to his driving and he goes we should all celebrate look at how fast i got here that's what
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i was celebrating these stocks are doing is like that but yes the other thing is yesterday about people understand these people are angry they get the anger they understand they're not doing well out there they look at the stock market they go i don't impact me my life sucks but the problem is their anger is being channeled to the wrong places a lot of the time is being channeled into support of trump or support of white nationalism or hatred of immigrants or hatred of women or whatever it's being channeled in the wrong direction but the anger is genuinely there generally there and let me ask you this now after following this and i agree the anger is there people are going i have a feeling a benchley that the you know it's going to break at some point. you know are we going to see when that break comes are we going to see another crash is this going to take another recession is that what's on the tealeaves you know looking forward well i think it's going to want to tell them we have an ecological crash at the least i mean i don't think i can predict the stock markets right now we're able to inflate them and pop them up by pretending things are fine when they're not but
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ultimately the the environment can't support this you know not just global warming but you got more plastic apparently by weight in those in the ocean then fish you have. we're not going down tens of thousands of acres of rain forest per minute or what is it cannot sustain you know so how could we possibly can continue saying growth you know again it's a cancer on a planet with finery i got to say thank you so much leave for coming on and it was striking that to us and keep up the great work of a young man and you're doing good work as always thank you. and finally today when we look up to the heavens to find inspiration we must also keep an eye out for a u.f.o. which is exactly what many good folks in south america thought they were. witnessing when they spotted three mysterious spire ball shooting across their blue skies almost immediately pictures and videos sprang up across the internet and social media of thousands of people stretching from brazil to peru witness this bizarre
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sight thankfully however we can rule out alien invasion or armageddon meteors you can go home bruce willis as the three fireballs were eventually discovered to be a very manmade rocket re entering earth's atmosphere on with three fuel tanks so remember everyone when you when you looked at the sky to dream. don't forget to bring your camera. and maybe a helmet too with all the falling debris and what not that leaves on gentlemen is our sorrow for you today and remember in this world we are not told that love enough so i tell you all i love you. are keep watching those hawks and have a great day everybody.
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across europe municipalities are taking their water supply back from private companies. this is the simple song alone even find company elsewhere though they invite private companies to take over their utilities anybody tell us that all . of us you guys you got to be a violent apply because. this is a map of us to quote them out. of more you than but the left bill brought up locals are ready to stand up for the basic human right of access to water it's about water but it's also over much more and more it's about the hurt and the redistribution of . their debt downwards the one or. two americas too intensely charged in opposing news narratives to cable news networks reflect these divisions or rather function as triggers intensifying
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cultural divide also what has happened to journalism is it now a profession inhabited by hacks in the politically possessed despite its turbulent history the soviet union has dominated international sport however little was known about the lives of those champions from the. but if you don't get the. line on that you're a member of this is that. your best new home will become simple boondoggle couldn't be just any military a serious drug addict this guy through least one level witness your closest are still exist in the years after your you were the first so be it a limp dick team of nine hundred fifty two minutes we did see tonight was concentration camp prisoners and frontline soldiers who still think maybe a few minutes is good sort of we've really screwed up she needs experience unlike
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a little mischief because you're worse than the seconds of a month old and still shows all of those that are the farthest with you it's you that video on the go that's about the notions your bus robust loop us little parcel of enthusiasm will go from you don't we are delusional more sympathy thing your world still is there's still plenty of the i mean the wolf you know she doesn't we the no.
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with two days to go until the winter olympics get underway the hopes of dozens of russian athletes fighting a legal battle to overturn from the games are diminishing. ecuador says it will continue to protect julian assange its embassy in london after a british judge ruled the wiki leaks co-founder still wanted for arrest. and is being launched in the u.k. with. support it's getting from cross the channel has led to accusations of french meddling in britain's internal affairs.
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joining us on this wednesday when our international we have some of your top well. it is just two days now until the twenty eighteen winter olympics get underway and it's still unclear who will compete in the court of arbitration for sport has heard the case of dozens of russian athletes but no decision was reached today the session has now been adjourned until tomorrow the russian athletes are challenging the international olympic committee's decision to ban them from competing in south korea over the doping scandal is. he's in a trunk of sports history is being made on wednesday and thursday is the two hearing rooms that you can see behind my shoulder it is the court of arbitration sports ad hoc panel determining the fate of dozens of russian athletes right before the winter olympic games in pin chang beginning one stay session didn't bring them to any decision but here's what the cost secretary-general told
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journalists right after it was over so this isn't today we resume the hearing tomorrow at twelve and possibly a fine though this isn't going to be rendered at the end of the day tomorrow it is a huge court case as many as forty seven the russian athletes and coaches with a clean don't think history versus the international olympic committee but in a sense it is a battle between the court of arbitration for sports or cas and the i.o.c. here's why a group of russian winter athletes were and should we be months ago were banned for a lifetime by the i.o.c. their medals were taken away but then last week all of that was overturned by cas were guard the so that the olympic officials flashed the red card again plus there was also another group of russian half the who were never given life bands
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and they were never caught for cheating but still that the hard that they can't compete and young chang so it's the careers in the olympic hopes of these two groups that a swiss law firm is trying to say the swiss lawyers say that the grounds for these lawsuits are the nontransparent nature of the criteria that was applied plus the unlawful nature of the verdict itself and most important thing the discrimination on the basis of citizenship and. or that some of the people whose fate is being determined here are reigning olympic champions. movement does not consider me an athlete who deserves to be a part of it without even providing an explanation i've never given a reason to doubt my honesty and my integrity.
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the games in korea are to be the first in my career together with my partner we've been working towards this olympics for many years and it was my cherished dream. i was shocked to lympics my dream and i was working towards this goal throughout my entire sports career i've given no reasons to doubt that i'm clean. so to put it very mildly cass and the i.o.c. don't see eye to eye the court clear for russian athletes but olympic officials can't be bothered and this issue ation has almost put the to organizations on the brink of a conflict the secretary general who i've spoken to has denied any crisis but see for yourself due to insufficient evidence the appearance of held the sanctions and notes and their individual results achieved in such reinstated who these kind of
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decision is she streamlet disappointing these decision shows so the urchin to meet for reforms in the internal structure of castes so cas will have to make up its mind the opening ceremony of the olympics is just around the corner on friday in fact but whatever the decision russian sport the international olympic committee and the court of arbitration for sport will never be to say earlier we spoke to a russian a skater she did not receive an invitation to the games despite being cleared by cas a week ago. grossinger lust is not that it is sad for me to see other russian athletes posting videos and photos from korea clearly the first explanation which comes to mind is that they want to get rid of the strongest competitors maybe they
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were upset because we were ranked first at the saatchi winter olympics they give no explanation do not share their reasons that's why the fear of losing seems the only plausible motive behind the decision i saw those looks from my foreign colleagues i heard them sneaking around some foreign athletes even took pictures of me it wasn't a pleasant feeling when other athletes refused to enter an elevator with me i felt helpless because there was no way for me to prove them wrong we spoke to a lawyer chris chambers he says a sport needs a new global body to enforce rules for early c i o c has almost plenary power to even ignore what the court of arbitration for sports has has as decided and i think nations would probably say we don't want the i.o.c. making arbitrary decisions that while it may one day affect our athletes their national sports community and member nations really need to get together and create a body that can can enforce rules fairly and and across the board.
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equally because we do not have that right now there's enough time to really have the i.o.c. sit down with serious representatives and russian representatives and get things done there is time to and allow these athletes who who have been cleared who are innocent who have been shown to be innocent by the c.i.s. to compete. athletes from all over the world have started to arrive at the olympic facilities in the south korean city of young chang among them russian athletes who are allowed to compete as a limpet athletes from russia under a neutral flag earlier the i.o.c. is huge strict rules regarding their uniforms. the uniform should bear the words lympics athletes from russia or its acronym or it should also be of a single jewel color will we know it's going to be grey no russian flag or any of
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its colors white blue and red are allowed there that didn't stop one russian design company from showing its support for russia's athletes by launching a special line of t. shirts putting on the acronym and we spoke to one of its design is with when it's stupid to deprive people of their own country and identity because whatever uniform the athletes wearing we all know that their own russian athletes that's why we came up with the projects using this strange name for a limpet teen olympic athletes from russia a we wanted to show you that for us and for athletes truth and sport it would drive us and all these bonds and sanctions is just political gains we've really see a huge number of these prints for noncommercial use they're intended to the fans we hope that it will encourage their athletes they'll see that we support them and that we need their records and victories. julian sun just to remain stranded inside the ecuadorian embassy a softer british judge ruled that an arrest warrant for the wiki leaks founder
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remains in force the president of ecuador says his country will continue to protect assad. our government inherited the issue of the mistress sons from our predecessors clearly it causes a certain inconvenience but since the first days in office we pledged our support for him until he is safe and we believe he is in danger the london court ruling is important but it will not change our position we will continue to protect mr sands under international refugee lol but the court ruling going against him looks to stay holed up in the ecuadorian embassy in london or sweden dropped all criminal rape charges against him last year but the u.k. says it will still rest him if he leaves the embassy effectively leaving us arjun limbo human rights campaigner peter tatchell believes if assange steps one foot out of that door he could easily be extradited there's no doubt that the
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bottom line in the astounds case is the very serious and likely risk that he would be extradited to the united states to face a whole raft of very serious charges including espionage which can in theory carry the death penalty at the very least he can expect forty years in prison and possibly life imprisonment so it is totally understandable that as a rational human being journalists aren't would not wish to step outside the ecuadorian embassy when the risk of arrest and extradition to the u.s. hangs over his head on tuesday took to twitter over a square scare at the ecuadorian embassy in london apparently a package was delivered to him containing a written threat and identified white powder a police inspector at all it turned out not to be dangerous. but not all have been threats five years inside that small embassy.

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