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let it be an arms race. dramatic to follow only and. i don't see how that strategy will be successful betty to kill time to sit down and talk. greetings and sally. whether it's an intergalactic alien invasion of earth or an asteroid the size of texas bearing down on our planet we're not watchers because this week our brand name and cheap us president donald trump officially put the u.s. space force on the launch pad yes on tuesday president trump formally signed space policy directive number four which orders the pentagon to establish the space
forces these six branch of the united states military in order to secure an extended american dominance of the space domain because like the great southern border wall somewhere somehow our president truly believes that what us citizens truly want what we truly crave is more ways for the united states to spend our hard earned tax dollars on things that we don't actually need but they're not mr president because if we've learned anything from the boating history of our lovely united states congress when it comes to the pentagon. it's a very hands off style of governing so your great space forswear more than likely become a reality which should scare the hell out of us given the current state of the war on terror which stephanie saval the co-director of the costs of war project at brown university observed this week has now reached eighty different countries around the world and has resulted in the loss conservatively estimated of almost
half a million lives in iraq and afghanistan and pakistan alone and that by the end of two thousand and nineteen the one global war in terror will cost american taxpayers no less than five point nine trillion dollars already spent and then commitments to caring for veterans of the war throughout their lifetimes. from the insanity of the war on terror to the truly insanity of the of taking that war into space there is no excuse anymore not to be watching the hawks. but the. real deal with. the bottom. like you that i got. was that we. would. be.
welcome aboard the watching the hawks i am i robot and i'm. not super excited about painful as it was yes that's of sounds like a kid with a toy right. multibillion dollar toy because we buy as anyone who has what space movies now is the marines are the ones who take over less it's the same yes. but yeah just kind of feels like something kids come up with and don't really think through and it's not. it's a must ridiculous thing this idea of dominance two to straight out say what we want to be dominant why should we write and when why is that or why does it have to be dominance you know the european space agency doesn't cooperate with it with many different countries i'm not sure why we care and you know when you see the past failures like we are currently living in the failure of the global war on terror
nothing about the war has worked since we were promised a backward bush and them took off you know and bush launched it after nine eleven nothing about that war has to work so why why should we now trust that we can what honestly run our you know you have a new branch of military in space and somehow that's going to run smoothly and not cost an arm a leg not injure both of soldiers and civilians that's all going to happen i mean. i wore reads of the mission for our new war in space or do you know brand but obviously in agronomy space air force brazil's told space dot com in a statement an act it will be our responsibility to have at the will be their responsibility to do her of the threats in space through the us space force which will organize train and equip military space force is multiple we it takes it takes an engine master's a literally like a doctorate in certain kinds and engineering and certain kinds of science to go up
into space now so why are we so we're just going to get random people and are going to go out there with what. yeah the marines would have a good thing really until a bunch of times that didn't work out that well also the cost when you look at the you know when you think about the war on terror this is just another empty hole i feel like they were going to put into i mean when last last september air force secretary heather wilson said in a memo that the idea that caustic just that a stablish in this space force just establishing it will cost some thirteen billion dollars over a five year period and here's the deal congress has to approve any new branch of the military yes they do that's the thing i think we have a president who thinks i'm in charge of the military get to do whatever i want that's not how it works there are there are checks and balances and i don't think congress is going to approve that i hope they don't get with their past history of just kind of handing over if it has a military anywhere near the top of the bill it's going to hear your stamp here you
know that scares me but i do also see what you're saying that they might stop a book i want to i want to show you this because this is everybody at home because this is truly frighteningly sobering about the war on terror which we rarely talk about you know we rarely talk about how huge it is here's a map covering the scope of the current u.s. war on terror take a look at this the u.s. is operating in roughly eighty countries around the globe that includes forty forty countries with lilypad bases that means you're bringing in foreign troops twenty six of those eighty three u.s. military exercises fourteen of those countries are where u.s. troops are actually in live come back and seven of those countries are active you know air and drone strike countries eighty countries around the world that is truly that's truly frightening and it presents a terrible image of us it's a militaristic national yes and you can see it you can hide it up in anything of oh it does this great job to create it creates work for people all of us it is then
it's not if there's something not quite right about it militaristic nationalism this idea that our military is what makes us strong is also. what we've seen in totalitarian governments and really bad regimes throughout of using that set look at our great military and william j. a store actually observed on antiwar dot com that the sad reality is this quote u.s. military troops the military contractors weapons dealers have become america's chief missionaries our ambassadors our diplomats our aid workers even our quote unquote peace corps we've become a one dimensional country all military all the time and quite frankly it's time to stop. lose. the next time you go for a trim a shave a fistful of bras make sure you tip your cosmetologist or barber because chances are they're swimming in school debt and they're struggling to pay it according to u.s. department of labor in twenty seventeen the median pay for hairdressers hairstyles
and cosmetologist was a mere twenty four thousand nine hundred dollars per year average hourly salaries topped in at a leavened dollars and ninety seven cents which is what sparked a reporter's meredith cole and her and sarah the true mounts of the hushing are reported to investigate the inequality and lack of protections for those in the beauty industry specifically in iowa where they found was that the state regulated school system for cosmetology licensing is dominated by privately funded schools that are more than willing to take a student's money while leaving them on equipped to make a living regulation seems to be at the heart of it first while most states require one thousand to fifteen hundred hours of training to be certified iowa requires twenty one hundred and the schools take advantage of this by making students work a large portion of these honors in the schools to launch not only for no pay or no tips that students have to pay to work and not so long and as well as vegas attorney leon greenberg put it without the revenue coming from those salons most of
these schools would be profitable or it would be marginal but the iowa cosmetology school association puts the blame squarely on students saying quote one wonder why there is so much regulation for students and future workers while private schools reap the profits leaving students broke and undertrained. twenty one thousand dollars to get a cosmetology degree you know a license to learn how to do this in. iowa have you seen the haircut so why wouldn't. the money the seriously if will this is the thing when you look at it. right it's very odd to sort of figure out where because when you look at someplace new york new york city new york state has some of the lowest it's less than a thousand hours to be certified and so it's been arizona arizona we've talked to some people from there that are trying to loosen restrictions a little bit because people are it like in arizona you have to be licensed even to
blowdry someone's hair in a salon or brush it so like assistants have to be certified but they make very little money which for less regulation senator michelle agenta of scottsdale had in arizona had put it this way as she put it we don't have a chef's license. i think what could go wrong if you prepare food incorrectly so think about this with licensing it's a lot of people are. that's how the licensing regulations but if you're going to make a license for someone who prepares food why do you need twenty one hundred hours for someone to cut your hair that's a really good observation and that's kind of one of those. things we have in this country a lot of laws or a lot of the customs we have set up really. don't make sense problems like this i mean the median hourly wage for barbers made twenty seventeen was twelve dollars an hour i mean hairdressers eleven. here they're not. doing they're not
expected this is not expected to manicures and all of these things. you need all of those. drowning in debt. doing something that clearly takes a passion and is a good job to have and also it's a good secondary job if you're trying to pursue something bigger is atrocious right and here's the thing it's something that does require skill but it's something that if you're going to be require that much regulation much licensing then you should have an option a public college option available or public training option available not only private schools and that's one of the problems because in iowa there's this little rule that you can't public publicly funded businesses can't compete with privately funded businesses so they won't let the college association fighting the public school in tech school systems but they should have things in there that are more. of the whole state only has about twenty seven of these beauty schools
they run six or seven of them and in twenty six time we were investigated by the attorney general's office and what they found was a whole bunch of really bad business and not treating the students and these customers they were down there. so they pleaded no contest which essentially means they want to go but they agree that they can't prove very good and they're not they can't prove they're innocent so what they pled no guess it's good to forgive over two million dollars in school student loan debt and pay the state over five hundred thousand dollars and by each of the two owners is requiring students to recruit customers and or sell product to receive credit or pay the school for clients so they're starting to kind of go in there but i think there needs to be a public school option for people because twenty thousand dollars in debt is just not doable for most working class people or you're not going to pay it because we're probably college e. or major you know a plus huge you know we learned historian and i was younger i
don't know how to be affordable it's actually for a working class skilled job like most stuff we couldn't agree more it is going to break caulk watchers don't forget to let us know what you think about top of the government facebook twitter and you tube and see our poll shows that are tea dot com coming up we welcome jack aligned jackson and jesse jackson jr to discuss her new book on the physical but the spiritual toll the u.s. prison industrial system has on prisoners and the family stayed true to what you. make manufacture consent to the public well. when the ruling class is protect themselves. with the family.
the seventy one percent. in the middle of the room sick. dili. the relief. after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next to the ball different clubs on one hand it is logical to sit on fields where everything is familiar on the other i wanted a new challenge and a fresh perspective i'm used to surprise us all or not. i'm going to talk about football nazi or else if you think i was going to go.
by the way what is it that's lying here. political activist journalist and us prison or mu mia jamal once stated that prison is a second by second assault on the soul a day to day degradation of the self and oppressive steel and brick umbrella that transforms seconds into hours hours and days currently there are an estimated two point two million souls incarcerated in jails and prisons across the united states in fact if the amount of people locked up in the us were a city it would be the fifth largest city in the country behind new york los angeles chicago and houston but what isn't represented often forgotten in these staggering statistics is the incredible amount of suffering inflicted on not just the two point two million prisoners but the unknown numbers of family and friends connected to them author equal rights activist and mother jacqueline l.
jackson who is also the wife of fame civil rights activist jesse jackson jr was sentenced to thirty six months behind bars in her new book loving you thinking of you don't forget to pray letters to my son in prison she reveals to the reader a collection of earth letters and. she shared with her son in order to help him survive and overcome his time behind the wall but jack liner son jesse joins us now from chicago to discuss her new book and the real effect prison has on the people and communities that reaches in to welcome jacqueline and jessie thank you for joining us. thank you thank you thank you so much for having us jack what i want to i want to start with you what part of this or or do you all that you your sort of your family went through was the catalyst for inspiring you to share these really really personal and very brilliant correspondences. with the public sure and what the world what what was the inspiration for wanting to share. well first let me
thank you for having us on this program today i was a little embarrassed when my son told me after reading them again once he returned from prison that he wanted to publish a small book and present it to me for my birthday after reading the book he and some young ladies down in north carolina got together and said it's we should share this with the rest of the world so they started out with a self published book but the demands were so exciting they made an offer to. a company skyhorse and they said they wanted to publish it for me and i'm very excited to share this private. experience with those who suffer as i did and that's a whole still families my son went to prison for nonviolent crime. he.
and my concern is that nonviolent crimes should. be considered expressly when you have talented young people that these people and we need to find another way to resolve. the issue of punishment. reward really just see how important is that corresponded with. the outside to someone on the inside trying to survive this the seventh is was there any resistance or fear in having that kind of interaction with your mother while serving as that. tabitha once again thank you for having us. besides the embarrassment the humiliation. that i thought in my heart that i brought my family the shame the blame the guilt the resentments and all of their grants i think that's how most people into the penal system they know that they're leaving their wives and their
families behind and i was actually in a very very dark place the media had camped out in front of my mother's home they camped out in front of of my home and quite frankly i couldn't wait to go to jail i went to jail in fact a day early because i was just overwhelmed by the amount of attention i wanted to be abandoned i didn't want people to constantly remind me of what i had done and how i had done it but when i got to prison tabitha i met many men who were going through the exact same emotional process the shame the blame the guilt the embarrassment the humiliation and i wanted my mother to just leave me alone i wanted her to abandon me and at about four o'clock every day for the thirty six months that i was in prison at mail call the guard would say jackson jackson jackson and all of the men would gather as if they were waiting for correspondents to come but i was the only one that they were that was receiving letters and i
would watch their heads drop and their spirits become despondent so i started reading my letters to the entire into the fire population listen let me tell you what my mother had to say today and they all became part of the family and i got the most wonderful gift tyrrel the other day when an inmate that i served time with sent me a copy a picture on facebook of him holding the book reminiscing upon the letters that my mother sent us that lifted all of our spirits it's an incredible gift from in and i'm glad that you do the for your fellow inmates because i i personally think that you know prisons are should not be but prison should be about rehabilitation it should be that kind of thing that tragically has taken a different turn because many would argue that prisoners are there to be punished for their crimes you know why should we care about their families what or their mental or spiritual well being behind bars i want to rather than rehabilitation because many believe that very strongly. time will once we do with the judge says do or in the case in my case accepting responsibility offering
a plea so as i could save the taxpayers money and not take my family through that which i accepted responsibility for and did or even following the obligations of what the jury says do once we do with the judge says do the time is served we should reenter society as whole human beings and quite frankly forgiven there really shouldn't be felon ization in the life liberty and happiness system and coming out of that system for as tabitha said the two point two million souls that are presently in corporate course are incarcerated and the sixteen million men and women in our country who have paid their debt to society i'm going to do everything within my power to fight for their forgiveness they should be they should be pardoned they should be granted forgiveness their records should be claimed if they in fact if they have in fact accepted responsibility for their behavior and healthy societies are created with families and institutions not just individuals so we should try to do everything in this country to enhance
family and building them to be stronger and more united i agree more absolutely agree and one of the things is we see that in your family and your family has spent decades upon decades working for civil rights and equal rights causes in the united states and you faced an unbelievable amount of hardships in that fight because of that fight has this experience changed on you. i could tell you this it has not beat me bitter it has it has made me better my sister once told me that what doesn't break you definitely makes you and without a test there is no testimony and so i have shared with my mother that prison was the best thing that ever happened to me to spend time with men and women from different walks of life my wife my wife my ex-wife as you know served twelve months twelve months under the same offense so i went in that she went in and we have children that we are obviously raising and the difficult strain that we were
feeling imagine that times every man and woman that interests the system and so i think the rededication comes and in the recognition that men and women who serve their time are really the least of these they are the biblical least of these and when we solve the problem of shame blame and guilt in a life liberty and happiness system i promise you we will be on the road to building a more perfect union for every american and this is not a correctional institution i think that is something we must strive for it to become historically we've been told that it was designed to refashion and repurpose people and that that is not happening no it's not happening at all we've got a little bit of time and i just want a group for a quick jog and what advice are both of you what advice do you have for someone with a family member or a friend on the inside what is the best advice you can give them only about
a minute left. make your sons and daughters feel that they have not left home we can do this not by making that expensive phone call in this little book we are showing you i am showing you how to write letters these letters contain the every thing that i was doing every day in toll of the people who had passed incident and. the occurrence in a community you want the child your child to not feel abandoned you want your child to feel whole when they return into society so they need to into their communities knowing what has happened during the time they have been away. i don't think i can improve on that i have been told that i was worried about income so it was very that was truly incredible that has everyone whether you
can find this book a barnes and noble and amazon that you most definitely love and you are thinking of you don't forget to pray letters to most of the prison jack la just george through thank you so much for coming on today things are really so much for having me think . the phrase better living through science isn't just a jungle and it could be a reality for those suffering from severe depression researchers at the university of california san francisco were treating a forty four for a woman when the outer layers of her brain first they looked for the signs of seizures but they noticed the possibility to learn more and with the patients permission the perfect purposely set off electrical earthquakes in different parts of her brain and while most did nothing when they is that the area of the brain right behind her eyes the world opened up the pace and she said she felt calmer lighter and had more energy and when the experiment was repeated on other patients it was the same they felt positive and alive what all this means is that a non pharmacological answer to treating severe depression is much closer than we
think it also means that science is discovering that while depression isn't trains you're still using our brains to help us better work with our own brains there are true alright that is our show for you to very well remember in the rover on top of the well if you are watching those hawks out there and have a great day and night. it . must lead new soft people by its own people salaam do you force me to do the book told us to do so please. please one good one but. if you do the job pretty good.
morning. it'll change when you don't let us. know what. that would signal with a flood obama's personally i think he has not done enough i think in syria for example in two thousand and thirteen when there was a threat and we knew that the us invasion was about to use should have responded with force and eliminate the capacity of the city to you. came here where did you work before you came here when you live well. in many us states capital punishment is still practiced convicted prisoners can spend years waiting for execution but most of the time the victims' families they are very much
in favor of the death penalty there are some people because of what they did they have given up the right to live among us somebody even proven innocent all for years on death row and how many more exonerations is it going to take before we as a society realize that this is not working and we actually do something about. threaten to retaliate by targeting western capitals with his own. confrontational