tv The Alex Salmond Show RT March 22, 2018 2:30pm-3:00pm EDT
and billionaire donor robert mercer so presidential son in law jared cushion or and consultant brad parr scale brought in the company which is now accused of utilizing data from fifty million facebook users without permission facebook was how trump was going to win wait a sec something's wrong where's the bad guy who do we blame this on. there it is questions are also swirling about a possible link to russian metal cambridge c.e.o. reached out to julian a songs of wiki leaks seeking access to e-mails from hillary clinton's private server there's no evidence ricky leaks had such information but wiki leaks was releasing e-mails from the computers of other democrats which authorities say were hacked by russians and another trump advisor roger stone great innings i actually communicated with this what how do you even make the connection what's your logic if someone speaks to
a songe their russian agent there is zero connection here other than the word russia being in every other sentence there is only one explanation see and then report must have been put together by a random generator literally this explanation makes more sense than cnn's report as savage the dnd see oil trump the russians cambridge had because we've got the keywords just fill the spaces with whatever key also directly messages are russian hacker he says he did nothing wrong and despite another claim that cambridge had ties to a russian oil company the campaign insists there were never any links to russia are you comfortable that the trunk campaign through their cameras analytical had a connection to wiki leaks. he did have a connection with you. let me demonstrate if you are of average height and your
birthday is in july you are closely tied to. see how easy it is let's do this again if you like snow and the russians like snow you are aligned with russia or if you want lots of money and have lots of money you are susceptible to russian influence it's all nonsense but who cares it's about getting the keywords out there about confusing and confounding not explaining or investigating he words people key words the russians everywhere. are against the of there now are safe good afi spokesperson has confirmed after months of rumors that the son of the former libyan leader muammar gaddafi will run for president if elections do manage
to go ahead this year so far there was driven from power and killed in twenty eleven despite holding no official position safe was described as the fact a prime minister during his father's rule safe was later held captive for six years before being released last year and made political unrest we heard exclusively from saves lawyer on the presidential bid. saif al islam has lots of supporters they are ordinary people there are even those who are against moammar gadhafi back in two thousand and eleven and now they support the views of his son the situation we have in libya now is the result of the destruction of all the state institutions not only the toppling of the regime forty countries stood against libya back then our country was bombarded and shelled all the military and civilian infrastructure was destroyed many civilians were killed and now so if our islam has put forward a comprehensive overview of the situation in libya that's
a reform project which will bring calm back to libya there are many young patriots in libya now they are so enthusiastic they are not concerned about political affiliations the main thing they care about is a patriotic spirit and they see it in the reforms by saif al islam they view them as an effective tool to fight corruption well after the nato led incursion civil war has raged in libya since moammar gadhafi was overthrown in a power vacuum to competing governments are now vying for control of the country the conflict has also led to a massive migrant crisis of widespread terrorism as well as violence among tribal militias that lawyer reveals saif life is still in danger. about saif al islam is whereabouts are kept secrets for security reasons as his lawyer i would do everything to protect saif al islam from all anti libyan plots masterminded by the countries interfering in libyan affairs as promised saif al islam will make
a speech when the right time comes and then everything will be revealed libya will return back to its roadmap will become a democratic sovereign state a state where the law will triumph libya will no longer be a country of organized crime illegal migration human trafficking as it is described in the media we will defend the interests of the libyan people and will protect its resources which cannot be squandered the libyan people must decide their future themselves. by violent clashes between police and protesters have erupted in paris amid a nationwide strike over labor reforms we'll have the latest on that just after the break.
again you with r.t. now france is facing nationwide strike action at the moment with over one hundred forty demonstrations planned across the country public sector workers students and railway workers have taken to the streets protesting various issues from lower wages to job losses trains have been canceled and schools closed in paris clashes between protesters and police have turned violent. ok let's get the latest now from paris with a shot of dubinsky she's there for us and one of several sites too in paris where protests are under way before we came she we're looking at pictures of violence earlier on what's the situation right now. well i'm outside the protest
of civil workers here in front this is teaching hospital workers people with and they've come up with the start of this protest which has become in the last few minutes because they're angry about the fight the president said that he wants to cut one hundred and twenty thousand jobs from the civil service in the first five years of his term in office and you could see if any one atmosphere here people still said things to music and looking to try and protest quite quietly that's very different to what we've seen that some of the other protests across paris today and this is a nation why did they have such a crossroads but here in paris they were as you mentioned there clashes with the police between students and the police it looked like the students were at some point the jewel in the police on burning fires and bumping up against them but the police responding with quite some force some people describing it as being
a violent force and what we've understood is that some people have been injured in clashes with the police this morning as he said this is one of many strikes not just in paris but across france as you mentioned many train services are being disrupted today many schools are shut there's also problems with people who are trying to keep the country by the airports and that's because the air traffic controllers are also on strike here today and the regards to that rail strike the main strike which is stupid stunts in a battle. that's affecting up to sixty percent t.g.v. service is this the high speed rail in france now the guys have decided that they are going to take it straight actually even further they've combined this issue why they have strike action today but they're actually looking at having another thirty six days of strikes up until the end of june the idea is five days of transport by two days of strikes and those days are planned now for the next three months
because they're just to get mr maxwell and his government to listen to the grievances and how unhappy they are about the changes the government wants to make to the railways service. ok thanks charlotte for the update that we shall it be busy for us there in paris. now it's been revealed that the much praise security of the virtual currency because it may have been compromised by the us national security agency classified documents provided by the n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden to demonstrate the efforts by the agency to track down uses of the currency something previously thought to be practically impossible with more his. question what's in it for bitcoin buyers besides the price last year when its rate kept go and up people got themselves to was to get rich but bitcoins have been mooring enthusiastic with something else since long before the twenty seven thing boo no central bank control privacy and transaction anonymity
i'm sorry this could have all been an illusion you haven't followed noton or have you. the n.s.a. worked urgently to target bitcoin uses around the world according to classified documents provided by snowden so let's look into the national security agency files which caught the eye of the intercepts journalists back in the days when the bit quiet was only worth less than one hundred bucks march twenty third teeing the u.s. was already working hard on tracking down crypto wallet holders and the n.s.a.'s number one priority among the new currencies was bitcoin they did come up with a mysterious tool called monkey rocket and guess what analysts of found value in the monkey rocket access to help track down sanders and receivers of bitcoins how much value is the question here that no one will give you an answer to but come on
the n.s.a. is almighty when it comes to getting hold of all kinds of data so no matter how underdeveloped monkey rock it was back then the agency could have filled in the missing puzzle pieces using a stunning array of other spying tools the whistleblower suggest with this sort of information in hand putting a name to a given bitcoin user would be easy monkey rock it is also described in the files as a non-western internet anonymization service how many bitcoin owners have so far been tricked by the n.s.a. into using this product that we can only guess there was never trust in the institutions like the n.s.a. ever since know it and originally came out with his revelations a lot of the pretense of stopping terrorism but most of us governments want to know what all of their citizens are doing all of the time so nothing really changed a reading of the latest reports over a block chain and what the n.s.a.
is trying to do to track it i'm not surprised at all because it was never really doubt anonymous and when people were thinking of it as anonymous. those who are proving to be wrong time and time again the core properties of bitcoin are on confiscate all our assets if held properly and censorship resistant value transfer hopefully have unlimited tools will come in the near future but we're not there yet we're in march twenty minutes actually five years since these n.s.a. memos where it said we should do our best to track down bitcoin users were written but the guys at the snooping agency haven't really been wasting time. dozens of children in the moscow region are being treated for gas poisoning people in the town of all of the lambs blame a landfill site and they have gathered outside the hospital where the children were taken the crowd booed the regional governor when he came to visit.
was the cause was more than one hundred eighty people in the area a suffering at the moment from noisy and dizziness the landfill site is allegedly might be a toxic former presidential candidate sen you saw jack visited the hospital and spoke to one of the children being treated. that fateful day she was sick if he kept was the only if which was. that she was going. to waste i think it's just like the you was this way that she had to show that you were just told if
a casket was shallow well it was just for guests that well there were many parents among the protesters too in a way banus with the messages stop poisoning our children ati's video agency talk to some of. it is really wendy's night emissions happen my child coughs as if he's suffocating he can't sleep he cries he has a sore throat but it isn't just an ordinary cold still pretty good quality of fights when we put the kids to sleep we seal the doors and windows with wet towels so that they won't breathe the same and. when you wish it was over here that's unbearable the smell is awful we adults suffer but our children suffer more we're always nervous sometimes we don't even know whether they will wake up in the morning because many suffer from asked my or alex well following the outcry from residents there the russian general prosecutor's office has said that it will actually don't to probe into the poisonings. don't ya think the national banks the
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world to future generations to have out and enjoy the ocean we have. on. this is boom bust broadcasting around the world i'm partial to coming up today with talk to gold bean c.e.o. james barrett about the do sherry rule and about investing and alex mahela virtual breakdown saudi arabia's big arms purchase from the u.s. and canada as the us congress debates the war in yemen and ashley banks will give us a tauriel about biofuels plus we'll discuss tariffs in relation to food and agriculture
with bread called but first let's head to some headlines. german researchers say in a new report that the block chain which underlies bitcoin has been corrupted with files including images of child abuse and links to similar repugnant content the researchers at aachen university specifically found more than two hundred seventy embedded links to child abuse content one hundred forty of which linked to the dark web and bitcoin block chain. the authors of the study the first reported in the u.k. guardian say the odious content could make possession a block chain ledger illegal in many countries while bitcoins can be spent without downloading the block chain downloading large segments is necessary for the so-called mining process that actually creates new bitcoins block chain has been touted as an incorruptible ledger that records all bitcoin transactions but it also
contains some tiny additional coding information which normally relates to trading data in two thousand and fifteen interpol specifically warned that the block chain is designed could allow malicious content to be inserted into the ledger with no means to remove it the news may put bitcoin in multi-billion dollar crypto currency market in particular its legal position as regulators are already considering what new legal tools may need to manage the market. but the media reaction is mixed bitcoins price actually rose above nine thousand dollars and after hours trading after the guardian's report this afternoon the price diplo eighty eight hundred dollars but it seemed to be recovering as we prepared to go to air. amazon has topped alphabet the owner of google as the world's second most valuable global company amazon now is a total stock market value of seven hundred sixty eight billion dollars while
alphabet has fallen behind with a total value of seven hundred sixty two billion dollars apple remains the largest of all worldwide companies and after apple amazon an alphabet comes microsoft and for those wondering facebook has been on some hard times lately in markets and they are this now the seventh most valuable company in the world. the federal reserve's open markets committee concluded their two day meeting this afternoon then as expected they raised the federal funds rate by a quarter point to one point seven five percent now the federal funds rate is the rate banks and credit unions pay for on collateralized overnight loans but it's also a key benchmark because it's used to make many other interest rate determinations today's increase brings it to the highest level since september of two thousand and eight when rate cuts were in the final days of the financial crisis.
the u.s. department of labor will no longer be enforcing the implementation of what is known as the the do sherry rule which requires financial advisors to put their customers interests first how about that it's essential that up the level of integrity for vide anshul advisor professionals who work with retirement plans or provide retirement planning advice the obama era rule was first delayed but president by president trump but now the fifth circuit court of appeals in a three to two decision says the obama labor department's fiduciary rule was arbitrary and capricious and went beyond the scope of their authority under the law the decision is expected to be appealed all the way to the supreme court and we'll be following this as a story develops. here to discuss this and a lot more about investing is innovator jane barrett who is the c.e.o.
and founder of gold beans jane thank you so much for being here what do you make of that headline about the rule that really been put on hold now because of the fifth circuit decision well it's disappointing i see it as another it's another bump in the road i don't think it's the end of the road the f.c.c. is still clearly very interested in making sure that people giving financial advice are acting in the best interest of their clients which is you know a common sense rule unfortunate to see so much resistance to this sort of crazy i mean it really just says put your customer's interest to head of others and you know the department of labor did it because it's a risk of the retirement advice but it is just a general standard that you would hope people would would do i mean we understand people have to make money they're not just giving advice for free but boy i mean there's a moral thing there too anyway tell us a little bit about what consumers should be doing to make sure they have all the
right information i know you're a big leader in financial literacy what should folks be doing so financial education across the board is absolutely critical and if you think of the really big picture of you know a trillion dollars plus in student loan debt based on people earning money right and then once they earn money a trillion plus dollars spent every day every young getting money out of your pocket right so these are two very big forces debt and then consumption and then it's the you know you should have a budget is pretty much the help that most people get so financial education is critical it is not it's definitely an unmet need and when it comes to even things like that for this role investors should have the confidence to say how much of my paying it is that product you're selling me you making money out of that you know how much did i make versus the mark. and those three questions can be the difference between massive returns and you know the advisor sending their kids to college versus your kids going to those great advice and i think if i had even
narrow it down to one i'd say how do you make your money and it gets to be you're in this conversation with an investment advisor and they're they're acting chummy and that's fine and you want to be nice with people but how do they make their money i had a circumstance years ago where i trusted the the individual and you know every three six months as a wish we'd talk the big smart people says you should rebalance your portfolio you ok or do i know good and then they rebalance it but every time the rebalancing it they're charging you transaction fees to rebalance all that it wasn't until later i'm like wait a minute i have the money left for all these fees so thank you for that great consumer advice now i have been a big fan as you know of gold being your company the founder the c.e.o. tell us a little bit because it's different than what other financials advisors do so we're very firmly focused on the beginner investor and often that doesn't mean younger but many people make it to their fifty's and sixty's without knowing actually how
money can grow so we come at investing from a very different perspective which is you know you make consumption decisions in the world you go shopping every single day and you know brands and you know companies so why not put that knowledge and that data to work so we start with the person's spending history and use that to build them a portfolio of companies and funds of things them all familiar with like as a fiduciary i do have to give balanced portfolio advice but bringing a little more color into the portfolio is something that if i go to starbucks all the time you want me to look at whether or not i should invest in starbucks or or whatever coffee company if they are a great performer and they have good long term growth potential yes and it's just this idea of you're more familiar and frankly you've been making starbucks rich for a long time all the shareholders for it for a long time so. it's a just a much shorter conceptual leap for people to make from being a non investor to being an investor and it feels great to say i'm a part owner of this company but things like if i buy a ford or a buyout those sorts of things i like i like whatever joseph banks shirts or men's
wear of ties or whatever it is those are the sorts of things that you encourage your investors to sort of look at learn about those companies that you have a connection with and then you'll feel more vested exactly so you're not just a consumer in the world you're part of the bigger economy so great now what about kryptos lot of people are worried about investment buyers particular because they're not trade on regulated exchanges what's your view on those so it's still clearly very early days for crypto i think a lot of people have made a lot of money and then the people have come late have since lost a lot of money i would like to see crypto have some actual assets behind it versus just you know technology woofs so i think it's a very interesting as a class the people who have a great base of savings have got their for a one k. maxed out who have an investment portfolio and they've got a little money left to speculate like that's a great use case for crypto people putting crypto on their credit cards a mortgage in their house is a disaster and last question what do you think about markets where we see the today
the federal food markets committee raised interest rates and so we've got that going for us i guess but where do you see the economy in markets going through a year so i mean last year was such a big it a go from twenty to twenty five thousand on the dow was just massive growth and so even just to stay steady this year in light of most of the good news was baked in last year companies continued to perform well but with rising interest rates it could provide real pressure on the everyday people who drive the economy through this spending if they've got less money in their pocket because of us in debt is higher that will go to the top line of companies and no financial shenanigans can keep stock prices up when that starts to slide jane barrett c.e.o. founder of gold being what a pleasure to have you here thank you so much great advice. despite concerns about saudi arabia's schuman rights record at home and abroad the
canadian government is defending a deal to sell that nation armored vehicles including what have been revealed as heavy assault vehicles the united states government has also been a big player in providing weapons to the gulf monarchy last year president trump signed a multi-billion dollar arms deal with saudi arabia and the saudi crown prince mohammed bin solomon was in washington this week meeting with president trump where mr trump showered him with praise saudi arabia has been. a very great friend and a big purchaser of equipment and lots of other things and one of the biggest investments of the united states is there are i guess it's your big investment is buying stock in companies and various other things in the united states and creating jobs. artie's alex behala bitch is following the story for us from toronto alex we've talked about this deal before on the show but new scathing information is now been
released about the nine hundred plus armored vehicles to be sold by canada up there to saudi arabia what can you tell us. now people say that we're dictatorial here in the west but it seems i were addicted to weapon sales as well because people make billions off that in that store here in canada as well promising a minister trudeau he is defending the deal that's worth about twelve billion dollars u.s. to sell these light armored vehicles to saudi arabia now there has been controversy about this in the past but new documents obtained by the c.b.c. show that there's a lot more to worry about than what was originally thought we do know it saudi arabia is probably one of the worst human rights violators in the world and for some reason canada thought that these light armored vehicles would not be used to abuse human rights well guess what these vehicles have in them we didn't know this before out of the nine hundred twenty eight labs or light armored vehicles.