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the slick clean up u.s. town struggles to remove rivers of oil from its streets after a pipeline spews more than ten thousand barrels of crude. just and reasonable u.k. government plans on with a wife to criticize housing benefit not. spent. deadly printer american firearms enthusiastic on the verge of creating a three d. printed gun raising fears that getting a weapon will become quick and printing. or costing a lot from moscow this is. the streets of a u.s. town in a state of. over ten thousand barrels of crude oil off an exxon mobile pipeline
burst on friday around two dozen homes have been evacuated some residents forced to stay away for several more days on a clean up operation continues washington correspondent has the details. exxon mobil is naturally trying to downplay environmental concerns they're not saying exactly how much oil spilled onto the streets of that neighborhood in arkansas but the company says it has already collected more than twelve thousand barrels of oil mixed with water from the affected area not clear how much of it was water though twenty two homes were evacuated there as they're still cleaning up the pipeline that was carrying canadian heavy crudes to the south of the u.s. to the country's gulf coast refineries this latest spill prompted the media response from critics of the proposed keystone x.l. pipeline the keystone x.l. pipeline would carry eight hundred thousand barrels per day just to compare the pipe that leaked in arkansas can carry around ninety thousand barrels
a day so the consequences of the leak could be devastating the keystone pipeline would also carry canadian heavy crudes to us we finally seeing the self the project doesn't have the final green light from the administration just yet but the oil giants involved are pushing the administration very hard to go ahead with it saying it will bring down fuel costs in the u.s. trans canada is first key still line in the u.s. spilled the a dozen times just in its first year of operation the company of course says the new keystone x.l. will be so much better but people know from experience how devastating consequences of an oil spill can be and how hard it is to clean up this is certainly not the first incident of course everyone remembers the disaster in the gulf of mexico in twenty ten when after an explosion and he had been leaking oil on the ocean floor for several months before the well was capped an estimated four point nine million barrels of oil had leaked into the gulf three years later the call is still not
free in july two thousand and ten the pipeline brought church more than twenty thousand barrels of canadian tar sands crude oil into the michigan waterway so this happens all the time just last week the government suggests that axe. mobil. a fine of one point seven million dollars over pipeline safety violations and that was for an oil spill two of years the coal in the yellowstone river in montana exxon has a month to contest the violations many believe that oil giants get away with violations like that all too often in the west and all it takes is a team of really good lawyers to do that which the companies certainly have and that at the end of the day it's the people affected will pick up the slack in washington i'm going to check that. the next and i will spokesman said no problems were detected when they almost sixty five year old pipeline was last checked the company was finding twenty ten for not inspecting another portion of the same and
frequently enough environmental consultant which in style says the pegasus pipeline has run its course a long time ago there's no excuse what so ever for oil pipelines to be anything over thirty years old or general design life is maybe twenty to thirty years there's been several spills about six or seven of this heavy diluted bitumen it's called dill bit which is the tar sand the oil which is so thick it can't be transported through a pipeline unless it's cut with condensate in benghazi exxon has shown time and time again that they are not willing to accept responsibility legitimate financial responsibility for their actions however or negligent they are they got out of the alaska spill with you know about a billion dollars paid to try to do the thirty thousand private litigants that should have been by many of their estimations much much more than that so they have a history of short changing responses. well the spill has stirred worries about the
environmental hazards of using aging pipelines to transport large amounts of crude oil from canada and it's increasingly becoming the preferred method of transport across the continent global trends for cost predicts they'll be more oil spills and u.s. is investing more in its wars overseas improving its eroding infrastructure back. one after another this atrocity after atrocity whether it's all i will big oil or banks too big to fail the word justice in america is being misspelled it's j u.s.t. the us just us not them look what happened with the gulf of mexico it's been destroyed for how many probably you know how many hundreds of years the stuff as it's us evaporate look at the united states infrastructure according to the american society of civil engineers it's going to take an estimated three trillion dollars just to bring the american infrastructure system up to par that's not
improving it that's just keeping it from breaking down further the united states has more important things to do than worry about the infrastructure worry about spilled oil it has wars to fight overseas so we're going to see more and more of this because you have to understand who regulates this it's not being regulated these are very low level regulatory agencies that control or oil and of course there is that revolving door all things are connected and the connection is corporations are running the show. well just ahead we find out how hot off the presses may be about to take on a new deadly meaning it's a report on how three d. printing could be twisted to use firearms at home. with a growing a number of detainees on hunger strike are going to turn them around i cry in
support of the protesters being from the infamous detention center under the back to prison relatives of some ninety yemeni prisoners held in the camp demonstrate that some of the u.s. embassy in the capital. demanding the detainees release decade behind bars without trial yemeni prisoners are among those on hunger strike make up the largest contingent of detention centers one hundred sixty six inmates lawyers say the hunger strike in guantanamo is on the detainees knives at risk recusing u.s. authorities of downplaying the actual number of those refusing food auntie's or english reports. they are calling for for the majority of those who are actually confined and get mobile jordi of those inmates are actually from yemen and most of them have been there for more than a decade ever since the invasion of afghanistan by the united states even the yemeni government itself has actually issued a request to the u.s.
government asking it to send the yemeni prisoners to sanaa the capital of yemen so they could at least be tried or held there or they are here or in for possibly hearing to be held there as well but that request has been heard or at least it hasn't been hasn't received any response from washington so the people when we have it of course are outraged at their compatriots who as you have as we have mentioned how some of them have been cleared of all charges are being held in prison and they're starving themselves just to prove their point and these are not the only out protests that we have seen across the region you may say there's also been numerous protests in kuwait on sunday now there are two. the nationals being held it gets mo. they're both there both of them how to participate in the hunger strikes and get four and both of them have been force fed and again lawyers for them as well are saying their situation is just as dire. as that of the other detainees who are disappearing in the hunger strike and it is clear that they
actually are prepared to die before their requests are being met so we're looking at the old we're looking at a situation which is spiraling out of hand as people in the countries from which the inmates are farm they're starting to support the people and they are literally outraged at the way that their compatriots are being treated get. out of touch study reveals one in seven british m.p.'s it's not a real job outside of politics right or wrong when we look at the u.k.'s list one thing on all the tensions to understand the troubles of the cash strapped public. the syria one of its deadliest month since the conflict began rebels and government once again accuse each other of killing civilians. a package of severe austerity cuts has been introduced in the u.k.
with around ten million households expected to be hit by unprecedented cutbacks and the most sized among them a so-called bedroom tax and see social housing tenants have the benefit slashed if they have a spare room and textbooks such public concern that legislators agree to a partial u.-turn making some exemptions the parents of those serving in the armed forces foster carers and parents of severely disabled children and avoid much of the changes however will hit over half a million households including people with disabilities and pensioners no gibson from central council says the government is destroying the already struggling to survive. two million households across the u.k. are going to be directly affected by these taxes they're the poorest people in this country and this government this tory government is attacking the poorest people on the people who can't afford to pay and they're not people are not working they're up to most of these people affected are people who are working but in very low paid jobs and they need these benefits to help them survive and get by where i am in
sheffield we have hundreds of disabled people who are going to be directly affected by this sees people can't work they're physically disabled through no fault of their own they survive on benefits of very low benefits and not they're expected to have to pay for an extra room in their house that they need for their carers to stay in or they need to because they've got children that don't live with them or for whatever reason they're the people most affected seventy five percent of the people affected by this are working people i think is the most devastating thing this government has ever done anything in the week that they're giving one hundred hours about a pound back to millionaires they're changing the national health service they're imposing taxes on the poorest people in the country it's going to have a devastating effect most people in this country. head to our website r t dot com to get more on the outcry sparked by the bedroom tax and other austerity measures in the u.k. as a protest to the streets across britain getting. more
stories ahead of you who's to blame for the cyprus banking crisis a probe is launched into how millions of euros were spirited out of the country just before more punishing levies were announced and a study reveals many u.k. m.p.'s have never had a real job to humans. oh . lol. sorry it's technology innovation all the latest developments from around russia we . covered. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew. welcome to the big picture.
polish and politics meet britain's meet political elite an assortment of multi-millionaires you studied at exclusive universities a recent study by the house of commons library revealed that one in seven m.p.'s have never held a job outside of politics and that's left many wondering whether they're really up to the job. i'm not defensive about it i'm there to do a drop i do the job the best my booty but somebody the government's best is not good enough. like they're making all these attacks and they you know they've never been a person like don't employ people living on fifty six pound weeks they've no idea what that's like they've also no idea what it's like to be a hard working person really want to do your job well you've been given target having a pay cut you're always attacked you know under-staffed all the time they've no
idea what it's like to be like that well laden might have been accused of scoring political points by waiting class warfare you don't escape criticism either ed miliband and his wealthy counterparts the champagne socialists but this is not just the tories and lib dems and some of this labor as well like that also which so let's take a look at who's on the political rich list according to recent estimate the man with his hands on the nation's purse strings chancellor george osborne is east to his pockets weighing him down with an estimated four point five million pounds to his name to impart to shares in a prosperous family business david cameron's not far off with assets estimated at three point eight million pounds but even the prime minister and chancellor fall short of the one time leader of the house of lords thomas galbraith aka lord strathclyde he's worth almost ten million pounds london. very
taylor's way out of the price range for most people but not for this government many of whom a suit and not afraid to flaunt their wealth the prime minister david cameron is known to be partial to the rich jane see the price which is likely to set you back more than the average monthly household income and with total support having delivered another austerity tailored budget come this politically really understand what those cuts mean for ordinary. clothes according to a close as the old saying gays house members the government should take note from their tail is an employment in britain where he is down and ordinary richest people feel represented we've frozen duty we've increased the pension he usually. losing the aaa rating. can always come up with things that. have gone wrong with the bad economic situation that we inherited it was almost inevitable that we were
going to lose our aaa rating while the push jobs might come easily resurgent to the top the top to some is an indicator of the much greater malays there is a problem with its price in general and that's it is out of touch with the general population they don't really understand how a lot of families are suffering now with rising basic costs and of course it's very much a top down elitist policy that's driving these costs we are all in this together the prime minister is running with the growing public skepticism because i'm looking for ways to try to streamline whether it's george osborne joining twitter or david cameron starring in a pop music video just what will the government do next to try to convince that they can get down with the best of. what should take a while i guess at some form but i can't actually tell you one hundred percent but that's would be my guess and i'm happy to try that with you.
struggling under painful bailout terms on precedented bank limits so brits are now playing the blame game in an attempt to find those responsible for the crisis and investigative commission which will look into how the island's economy was driven to breaking point is to be sworn in on tuesday and the most damning indictment of the table of the millions of euros that were apparently moved out of the country just prior to the tough levy proposed on bank deposits local media are pointing the finger at several individuals and companies including one in by the president son in law also published a list of favored savers whose loans were allegedly written off by two separate banks for a service political economic sundress honest as the country's financial woes are just the tip of the iceberg. it is true we have seen the reports about. copy the loud flows that would be food investigation but in addition you could only write these already cyprus is having a major political crisis as well the credibility of the system is
a very low level at this point some political parties are trying to take advantage at the same time it is true. have been acts that have made people very suspicious of the kids. of the eurozone and if you lose or give the troika and these policies certainly we make a good recession into depression was not a bailout it was a collective punishment deal the amount of money that cyprus required to come out loud a more gradual approach to addressing economic structural problems we we these policies not only disapprove financial system has suffered a serious blow but the economy as well and i have no doubt that these we have also followed the fact all day you do not see quote already you know people outside cyprus are indicating confidence in the euro and the universe has
declined and i don't think that this will be the end of it. some other news in brief their teen boys have been killed in a fire at an islamic orphanage in the city of yangon in me in my early hours of tuesday morning and seventy five pupils were asleep in the dormitory at the time of the incident and electrical fault is made to spot the blaze which is being linked to recent clashes between buddhists and muslims in. a small town in the u.s. state of georgia has just passed a law requiring every household and gun decision was unanimously approved and is intended to send a pro-gun message obama administration. of the connecticut school massacre right and also weapons ban same time in texas the federal government has refrained from tallent organization that's distributing free shotguns to train people how to use them. but the ongoing u.s.
gun control debate has turned its attention to what type of bombs people should be allowed to bear and how they obtain them but it would all be academic if people had the ability to bypass all the restrictions and produce firearms that even leaving their homes thanks to the logical magic of a three d. printing what at first sounds like science fiction would soon become science fact nazis were reporting our investigates. from the state of the union in youngstown a while we're no workers are mastering the three d. printing but has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything to a store in soho new york three d. printing technology has officially gone mainstream the demand is much greater than our supply right now and we're actually ramping up and expanding rapidly to meet that demand this three d. printing company maker bot opened its first retail store last year it is selling its newly released replicator to desktop for just under twenty two hundred dollars using
a plastic material the machine deposits ultra thin layers to form any object that can be molded in software welcome to the world of independent manufacturing so this stretch bracelet took about sixteen minutes to make but other objects that are a bit bigger like this cupcake gift box took about fifteen hours of printing now while the time a very anyone with a three d. desktop printer can essentially make anything that they want at our web site thing on earth is a repast atari for three d. printed items we have more than forty thousand items on the thing over that are free and downloadable and one of our terms of service is that you cannot upload any thing that is to a weapon. this is where twenty five year old cody wilson enters the picture a group of friends and i started a project called difference distributed. we want to use a three d. printer to print a gun to release the files open source the texas law student has already printed
a thirty round magazine and lower receiver that houses the bolt for an ar fifteen and he's reportedly working on completing a rifle with a three d. printer his blueprints for guns and gun parts are distributed for free on his website but i'm doing is showing people ok this is something that can be done right now. right now the self described. market after kist has thrown a major red shift into america's gun control debate as a national conversation and it was a debate that started in december after twenty children and six adults were shot dead at a connecticut elementary school overwhelming majorities of americans americans who believe in the second amendment have come together around common sense reform like background checks that will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun meanwhile just last month wilson became a federally licensed gun manufacturer and dealer there bypassing the debate there
rendering the debate irrelevance whatever laws make about of this discussion this sort of ability to manufacture objectivity of firearms on a localized centralized basis means of the law really won't matter the law may say that something is illegal but if you can turn into a device that's on your desktop and manufacture that at will with nobody knowing that you've done so then the law doesn't matter at all with a reported three hundred million guns in circulation the u.s. has the highest rate of gun ownership in the world and the second highest rate of deaths by firearms among industrialized nations. and just as lawmakers are finalizing new legislation that would tighten the nation's all too easy access to firearms. experts claim that technology will ultimately outpace their meager efforts at gun control. r.t. new york. the bodies of thirteen civilians mostly women and children have been
discovered in syria's western province of homes syrian rebels and government forces are blaming each other for the massacre and some of the images in this report disturbing state media blames the deaths on the rebel forces saying the victims had been robbed before being killed an opposition activist group based outside syria claims that civilians were murdered by government troops that stormed the neighborhood and it comes to weeks often alleged chemical attack in the city of aleppo that killed twenty six people both sides once again accusing each other of the u.n. launching investigation author and political historian gerald horne these that will be hard to discover the truth. this quiet from the north atlantic countries about this chemical attack speaks volumes that speaks loudly because we all know that if this chemical attack could be pinned on the damascus regime of president all saw that they would have been shouting from the rooftops about it the fact that they're not quiet about it i think says all that we need to know if the investigation is
relative to the united nations security council it is possible to have experts from beijing and moscow on the ground investigating but we all know that the rebels and their backers in turkey and israel and in gutter and in saudi arabia or putting on a full court press we all saw what happened at the arab league meeting this past week where they were able to maneuver the rebels to take the heat of the all assad regime we all know about the recent on talk between turkey and israel which does not bode well for a peaceful resolution of the syrian crisis therefore it seems to me that an attack of this chemical and investigation of this chemical attack but moscow and beijing in particular managers who want to. on the way in the program as rests prepares to host the twenty fourteen winter olympics we take you on a tour of its spectacular surroundings they see.
you know when the history of any culture there are some dark chapters throughout human history there's been war on every continent and religious strife and oppression every culture has some skeletons in their closet and in recent u.s. history the scandalous prison at guantanamo bay as making patriotic americans scurrying around a decade or so rather than slamming the door shut and get mall i hate that term condemning it as one of the greatest mistakes in american history and gloriously declaring on t.v. channels and newspapers the country wide that it shall never be repeated again the pentagon instead wants to blow another forty nine million dollars expanding it even if you are one of the types of things that american gulags are super cool and
awesome do you realize that it takes over one million dollars per year per prisoner to keep the place open are you sure you don't want that money to go towards something else like your children's education the thing that burns me up about this the most is that obama promised if elected to close guantanamo bay and as commander in chief of the armed forces he could do this whatever he wanted no amount of filibustering by the republicans could stop him obama you promised hundreds of millions of people to do something very simple start the paper work tomorrow buddy make the nation look better that's your job but that's just my opinion.
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