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live when they're younger you enough to kill yourself you know to be participating all the fight to fighting the syrian people to. tell us more sportsmanship. sic on them to get them to mind is that we're saying the last few months ago who was involved. politically for this kind of a little. bit of this particular part of the monsoon and possible so it's almost on the pro scale
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the photo on the foot of the car brought a parched. beautiful room the police a. real slug on the floor to deal honestly and in firm when the rules were good on policies from the start. let. the loonies in the the police if you want and you know it's constantly evolving and . now it's come to light the u.s. has been helping the lebanese armed forces in the fight against islamic state over its fear that some of the money and equipment is ending up in the hands of hezbollah which washington regards as
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a terror group the issue was recently raised in congress and lebanon hezbollah a terrorist organization you just towns to see all the thousands of tens of thousands of illegal rockets violent extremist organizations or lebanese. is the murders lebanese hezbollah a terrorist organization figures show since two thousand and six the u.s. has provided nearly one point seven billion dollars to help the lebanese army the security assistance funds were mainly used to provide equipment facilities and training. after disclosure a state department official said the u.s. does keep track of all equipment handed over which decreases the risk of hezbollah using it however some members of congress along with regional experts argue there's no difference between the lebanese army and hezbollah which is supported by iran experts told us they're not convinced. to not only put money with love and were she look to put security forces with the bad mistake on the united states perjurer made
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his decision because this blog basically used to trolling the entire lebanese armed forces or destroyed them just change her mind sure she certainly does follow major terrorist groups reported by iran and of course the conflict between the united states and iran knows very great as well as a conflict between us ally israel and as both the us administration. quite bluntly. puts it as if it has only one objective in bill of on in the syrian lebanese and even jordanian area and that is the defeat of isis they do not care about all the rest of course they don't want the conflict aeration between israel and hezbollah but as long as they believe that the lebanese armed forces are helping them against isis. they
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would rather ignore all the rest for israel it could be helping. him directly and contributing to further bloodshed if a new round of fighting. starts the lebanese government though takes a different view on the group with its president praising hasbro's walk and saying it helped avoid a civil war has been a fight has also joined the country's army in anti islamic state operations. coming up just a bit a german play about hitler is being slammed for offering free tickets to those who agree to west coast because we'll have more on that just in a few moments. if you go through history mankind has been cruel and destructive over and over again and somewhat our cities have come back and many are quite beautiful and wonderful
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places. if you look at the middle east and places like syria it's it's i agree with you it's totally depressing and. and i wish that the political issues involved with it could be resolved but i think until that is done there's very little hope that the saudis will be able to turn the tide of. what politicians do yourself and. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to express an injury. or somehow want to be rich. that's it right to be close that's what the full spectrum of all the people that i'm interested always in the waters of how. things should.
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the prime minister of armenia a former soviet republic just between asia and europe says he will only quit when he solve the country's key geopolitical problems that statement came after nine days of mass antigovernment protests across the country more than a hundred people have been arrested today alone armenia recently changed to a parliamentary system where the president has a relatively symbolic role with the prime minister gaining more powers. stepped down as president this month before being nominated by parliament for prime minister protests started on the thirteenth of april after his nomination was confirmed in the demonstrations have only grown after he took his post new rallies have erupted now cross the country with tens of thousands of opposition supporters blocking roads calling for the prime minister to step down and you election they say their protests are peaceful but there have been clashes with police more than three hundred have been arrested. a group of texans is
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fighting for the lone star state's independence from the united states there's even a new book that explores the practicality of texan self rule we spoke to its author and a political commentator who both think momentum is building for a so-called texas. if you you really want to drill down to why texas has had such an increase in support over the last decade it really boils down to one thing texans are sick and tired of being governed by one hundred eighty thousand pages of federal laws at the core texans believe that the best people to govern taxes are texans this idea that somehow this political and economic union called the united states of america can be fixed is a myth it is a fallacy what we have seen is in any attempt to repair or reform the federal union has been met with nothing but lip service and outright insult and outrage here in
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texas they proposed as a political support in texas for texas independence or at the minimum a vote on texas independence and right now even with the president donald trump and off as we are still facing significant structural issues in the united states and texas independence needs to be on the table this texas nationalist movement was formed back in two thousand and nine it since gains more than three hundred fifty thousand supporters they're actively campaigning for an independence referendum and want restrictions on government spending to further reduce economic integration with the united states. to polls more than half the independent supporters are republicans we took to the streets of texas to see what locals think about a potential texas. i. think it's ridiculous. that's a good idea. though. i think.
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we are going to. rely on this country you know something you are right if you take it from a harder. you know it would be like you know we've had this discussion about texts and goodness. for years to many people who gave their lives for us to be a very i mean because you have so many. you know ethnic groups and religion you know as well as you know in california i think that it's not going to happen it's not going to happen in california. they'll get over it will be good. over to germany now where a theater production has come under fire for offering free tickets to spectators willing to wear swastikas the offer was made ahead of the premiere of a play based on the youth about himself being staged to mark the anniversary of his birth. the so here.
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was. this. this was do this because it is disrespectful and clearly beyond the limits you don't present a play dealing with out of hitler on hitler's birthday literally insights and people with far right views to come to the theatre i think that's wrong. to him i
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would not do it like that i think it's very provocative i would have done something like that but we should not restrict freedom of speech in the arts which i wouldn't wear a star of david or a swastika just because someone tells me to. want to upset me so i think i can show solidarity without a day to start and show compassion for the victims of the holocaust as for those who take a swastika i find that outrageous but generally i like the idea behind this performance . if i choose to wear a swastika which i think i will do my motive will be to see how people react. by him come. and local authorities have denied the play breaches german laws which banned the display of nazi symbols the spot the roman residents local action groups described the production as unacceptable they are calling for a boycott of the place the rector doesn't agree he says he wanted to create an environment for debate. we need more awareness and we cannot treat this around this
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with simple discussions but through action i want to provoke a discussion and get people arguing and that's exactly the idea behind this production. time magazine has released its annual list of the top one hundred most influential people in the world over its midsts one name most media do talk about. crillon russian influence trump afraid to say a single negative warn about what in the poll. is highly likely that russia was responsible the two poles russia culpable culpable culpable for the attempted murder is k. is culpable. if we. overwhelmingly likely that it was his district.
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but look if i were to say how many times has his name appeared or russia or combinations thereof cheers mention it does that not indicate influential good or bad info about you does it mean it's positive or negative agle be it could be negatively influenced i guess but just by virtue of how many times you mentioned it how many times has this picture bit of the cover how many times has the word russia russia collusion russia those russian interference both how many times every single day and you mean to tell me despite the foregoing
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he's not influential come on. one person's been killed seventeen more injured as a hurricane rips through the russian capital today cars have been damaged by falling trees with buildings winds also hitting up to thirty meters a second thousands in the region have been left without electricity as the headlines from the team and myself here are two for this hour soon about thirty minutes for the latest global news update. it's. we all willingly accepted the risk of being shot wounded taken prisoner but noone first signed up to be free again poisoned by our own people of seeing stuff that was nuclear biological and chemical products the said do not truck tires all types of styrofoam polystyrene batteries trucks there was
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a complete denial i think at all levels of government that there was any connection between berm pits and what these brave soldiers were suffering from to compensate every soldier marine airman and sailor that was on the ground that are complaining about illnesses from their exposure from the burn pits would really literally send a v.a. broke and they don't want to pay it so the wady and decades a lot of those soldiers will die in time and they will have to pay and. cultural to get the middle finger to the movies tomorrow or the slow. delayed and then i hope you die. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy going from day shouldn't let it be an arms race is on the offense very dramatic development only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical of time time
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to sit down and talk. about your sudden passing i've only just learned you were a south and taken your last to bang turn. your at me all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry for me so i write these last words and hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. when we first met my life turned on each breath. but then my feelings started to change you talked about war like it was again still some are fond of you those that didn't like to question our arcade and i secretly promised to never be like it said one does not need a funeral the same as one enters my mind gets consumed with the death of this one quite different person i speak to you now because there are no other takers. to
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blame that mainstream media has met its maker. well the bus plunged to the ills of the upper some of them need to plant the seeds in order before c.r.b. your body and soul your dog. in this you wanted to play as a song go fast by step by the elusive. yielding fios a buddha is with us all powerful. don't want to stop jumping g.c.i. addition i sure miss a little he told me new song to softly melted ballet she chewed on faultless she must touch. him it's never that
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a martyr to come there is mr bear. and rightly. well there i'm mary skies or this is the kaiser report. oh so sick max in the second half you have mitch firesign who has lots of charts but in the first half we have lots of data you know the empire state manufacturing survey came out and it looks like for the next six months looking into the future many factors in new york are not so optimistic but actually the i.m.f. who is also meeting in washington d.c. well there they've revised their forecast to look more optimistic for u.s.
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growth they've increased the u.s. growth rate for twenty eighteen by point two percent so they're saying everything's looking good through twenty twenty through the next elections but we're going to get to that in the next episode this episode i want to focus on the tax cuts so who's right the empire meant state manufacturing survey or they i.m.f. well wage growth well short of what was promised from tax reform the latest employment situation report from the bureau of labor statistics shows weekly employee earnings have grown seventy five dollars since tax reform passed well short of the four thousand to nine thousand dollars annual increases projected by president and house speaker paul ryan so the tax passage basically americans have seen on average six dollars and twenty one cents increase in their weekly earnings which obviously falls it's like three hundred twenty three dollars a year they had promised forty six thousand to one thousand dollars that was also good now you know it's all about optics yeah it sounds good but you know there's
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a lot of gatekeepers and intermediaries and those generally are the big corporations that will always glob the majority of possibile gains by anyone. that's right and we'll actually get into that so in a in the next headline about how basically all the tax cuts indeed did inject well over a trillion dollars and across over a chilean dollars most of it is gone to the top but back to the bottom we're assuming a full fifty two weeks of work the six dollars and twenty one cent. increase in weekly earnings would result in a three hundred twenty three dollar annual increase nowhere near the minimum four thousand dollars promised on a nine thousand dollars potentially annual increases projected by president and speaker ryan a significant cuts were made to corporate tax rates whether it out that's going to lead to anything we don't know but there were those thousand dollar bonuses that doesn't count those things that happened like from the likes of wal-mart gave
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a thousand dollars to every employee american airlines delta airlines all these airlines gave a thousand dollars to employees so this doesn't count that as well yeah to me it's a weekend beer you know party but other than that it's meaningless and i've said all was now for many years that the way the system should work is that every stock bond security underwritten by wall street or any bank in america one percent should be carved out and put into social security so that americans whether they have a job as minimum wage workers or whether they're c.e.o.'s all across the spectrum everyone gets to participate in this thing called the american economy because if you don't own stocks you're not part of the american economy that's true most of it is owned by the top ten percent but let's go into one of the specific so you know there were a lot of headlines that were captured in the first few weeks of the year and that was that you know thousand dollar bonuses that was the big number right so let's just show how paltry that actually was compared to the savings that these companies
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had so they talk about navvy and they announced that it would be giving a thousand dollar bonuses to ninety eight percent of its six thousand seven hundred employees paying out nearly seven million dollars in bonuses while that may seem generous it pales in comparison to naveen potential tax savings using navea its two thousand and sixteen net income is twenty sixteen effective tax rate estimated annual tax savings of nearly two hundred million dollars and it it's announced bonuses week. he late that announced bonuses represent less than four percent of navvy dance potential tax saving so we give them you know hundred million and they give four million away and i was in my teen years to do magic in times square and to watch the three card monte guys very carefully and the tourists would come in and they'd lose thousands of dollars but it's very important when you're doing
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three card monte in times square to avoid having a tourist beat you up to let them win once you know particularly at the end so they may lose five thousand bucks but if they win twenty bucks at the am in their minds they're thinking see i'm a winner i'm a winner i beat the guy same thing in this instance they take millions and billions of dollars worth of fraudulent tax engineering but they give you one thousand dollars and in your mind you're saying see i'm a winner on the big winner at the table and it's sad that they use such base psychological tricks to fool millions of americans into thinking that they're not getting completely wrecked over the coals but it does work well it's also not a thousand dollars to most americans remember we know that something like sixty five percent have less than four hundred dollars in savings for an emergency well you know if on a relative basis that might be a lot of money but the fact that the likes of nabby and her collecting ninety six percent of a bonus and only four percent go to the bottom ninety eight percent of their
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employees well that's the income gap and that wealth gap and america that's the problem not necessarily how much money you know when you when you talk about all the billionaire that that wealth and income gap people say well the poorest americans are doing better than the poor you know the richest africans in somalia or something like that so i think it's well within the society and that's the that's the problem i think in the long term for economic growth is that income gap but in terms of just how much of this tax cuts over to. in dollars and tax cuts are going to the top well tax cut savings float to company stockholders trickle to hourly workers and the first three months of twenty eighteen investors received one hundred nine point two billion dollars in dividends more than eight percent from the one hundred point nine billion received in the same period
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a year earlier according to s. and p. dow jones indices in fact the s. and p. five hundred quarterly dividend payments set a new record and on top of that j.p. morgan has come out with an estimate of what the share buybacks this year will be and that will be a new all time high which is eight hundred billion dollars eight hundred billion dollars and share buybacks about a trillion dollars in tax cuts financial part whether it's they way interest rates are structured to penalize the poor or a why their dividends are structured to enrich the coptic rats its financial apartheid we live in an apartheid state here in america engineered by wall street so eight hundred billion dollars a share buybacks this year five hundred twenty seven billion was the number last year this also by the way you know reduces the amount of shares outstanding that the public can own so it's taking more and more stock off the stock markets. by the
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way we're also your pension funds have to invest so there's less and less available for anybody to participate in the public stock of this the stock market's being taken her rivage with the help of artificially cheap interest rates and after this capitalist failure comes neo feudalism and on top of that by the way they're also they're not just buying their shares back with cash they're buying back debt and part of that is tax shenanigans like apple has hundreds of billions of dollars overseas but the only way to get it back without being taxed on it is to issue debt here and buy share backs they want to alternately go it goes from bank day to bank bait a bank say to a bank data foreign bank the bank bank you all where the federal reserve bank how did they get multi trillion dollars' worth of debt oh is it financial engineering and financial part time who will bail out the federal reserve bank oh it'll be
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a bill in that's right all of our savings will be given to the new federal reserve chairman because otherwise there would be a humanitarian crisis we need to avoid any humanitarian crisis so another story. to put into this context of workers' hourly wages not increasing and i'm not seeing any benefit to the tax cuts but the tax cuts will add to the deficit and the national that in a big way but here's another story out from truth in accounting and they're looking at the us if they had to provide accounting like all other humans and corporations and and tities do and that is u.s. government spending may exceed sixty percent of g.d.p. u.s. federal government spending is expected to bloat to over four point seven trillion dollars during fiscal two thousand and twenty according to congressional budget office data released this week however aggressive accounting may be hiding
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a far worse situation total spending by the trumpet ministration this fiscal year may be more than double what the nonpartizan cabo admits worst overall us federal state local government spending may exceed sixty percent of g.d.p. and will go into how this is calculated but basically all those social security and medicare payments actually are are not counted now but the debts the they actually cost now but the debts are written they create debt which doesn't isn't paid off until what a couple decades from now so they pretend it didn't happen this year all right they say that the federal debt is twenty twenty one twenty two trillion dollars but if you account for the total debt picture it's sixty seventy eighty trillion dollars so donald trump i have this message mr president tear down that wall that wall being the interest rate apartheid wall i think you are saying that well
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a debt that will get you know just the internal financial apartheid state first and then go address these other problems in mexico and syria and all the others form. ventures that the founders warned us against so the warning comes here from sheila weinberg and she's the c.e.o. of truth in accounting government budgeting works on a cash basis she says that enables them to leave many of their expenses and liabilities off the books so they calculate her group calculates that the federal government's unrecorded social security medicare and other debts have increased by four point seven trillion dollars a year on average for the past decade that's on top of the unfunded liabilities and then there's the national debt and then this the national deficit so right now they're saying the deficit that our budget shortfall per year is four point seven trillion but in fact they're saying this truth and accounting is saying that actually it's closer to nine trillion a year that we're spending which is almost like what our g.d.p.
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is thirteen trillion ok so to be clear this is talking about the deficit yet not the debt the debt which includes unfunded liabilities that i made reference to is many more chilling to dollars than we are led to believe yes this is attacking the deficit what you're saying the deficit is many more chilling of dollars more than we're being told the deficit is your annual budget how would you go over your annual budget at the end of the year that the year has ended and a new year starts so you put the four point seven trillion or that in this case nine chile on top of the debt the national debt so that goes back on to that pile that keeps on going higher and higher in terms of the unfunded liabilities and total the national debt what they say is that is one hundred or one trillion at september twenty seven eighteen less fifty four point two trillion when calculated on the same basis at the end of twenty seven so the debt the deficit is rising the debt national debt rising is rising.


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