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world's attention to the police and then sometimes up to the gulag of our times. the the the. the. what is up guys i might be martin and this is breaking the set so guess what mom and pop store is so generous that it's actually forking over turkey and mashed potatoes to all its employees on thanksgiving day that's right wal-mart the only because of the opening the door on black friday just isn't enough anymore no wal-mart's actually forcing its underpaid employees to work on things giving now so yes stuffing and dumplings i guess is the least a store can do that conveniently overshadows the other headlines wal-mart has made this week like in an unprecedented move more than fifty wal-mart employees were just arrested in l.a. protesting the company's notoriously low wages arrests are deterring the workers
from standing up a massive nationwide protest against wal-mart is planned for black friday the biggest shopping day of the year i know about you but i'm excited at the thought of people standing in solidarity the picket line rather than trampling each other to death for the first mr winkle dulls. let's go break the set if you are to. the but. it was a. very hard to take. to get. happy ever had sex with her three there are no. good.
last night georgetown residents got an exclusive screening of a new drone movie outlining human cost of this covert warfare that wasn't in a theater though instead it was on the side of the home and have it by department of homeland security nominee jay johnson yes code pink organize the event in order to bring light to the fact that johnson is one of the main individuals behind the legal justification for these unmanned killer robots and while it's true that many people are responsible for the creation and codification of the drone program one historian argues that the buck stops squarely at the white house his name is lloyd gardner is the author of sixteen different books on u.s. foreign policy his latest is called killing machine the american presidency in the age of drone warfare and he analyzes how the evolution of war technology is
changing the executive branch lloyd joins me now from our new york studio thanks so much for coming on lloyd. well thank you very much for having me so bored your book is a strong indictment of obama's presidency in terms of foreign policy what has obama done to exacerbate the war on terror. well that's a very complicated question he obviously inherited a very bad situation in iraq promised to get. american troops out of iraq in a reasonable amount of time but he'd also promised he was going to step up the war in afghanistan he thought that the war in iraq was the wrong war and the real war should be fought in afghanistan against. where the attack on the united states originated so he believed that he would. do this and in the stages of counterinsurgency it's. he adopted the idea that if you had the right general at
the right time that you could in fact nation build if you will not since he was not unlike president george w. bush but when counterinsurgency failed as it inevitably did in afghanistan then he turned to droughns and his major advisor on that was a man by the name of john brennan. and he had other the visors in the same way you have to also understand it seems to me that there are two things here one there is counterinsurgency and that assumes that you have a government that's worth defending and that you are eliminating illegitimate insurgency and the other is a problem of terrorism and it's easy to separate problems. and in this case president obama stepped up the counterinsurgency and when that failed he turned to
drown. well i mean he campaigned for the due for due process and the rule of law i mean we're talking about a constitutional lawyer here what happened between that rhetoric and the current reality in which we let. the rhetoric of fundamental change in the process i mean i mean let's restore the rule of law well right. that came into play and the question of whether or not you could take out an american citizen in a foreign country with a drone the most famous example of that of course was the attack that killed the preacher of the muslim preacher the instigator many thought of attacks on the united states lackey and attorney general holder argued that. due process under article five of the constitution does not necessarily mean judicial process that there was enough evidence out there to convict this man and so that it was proper
to use a drone to kill an american citizen in a foreign country yemen. your book zeroes in on the role of the american presidency but is the system set out as such that it's beyond the ability for a president to scale back. that's very good question. the president only has so much power to change anything it at any time he has the most leeway it seems to me in foreign policy at least that's been the case since the cold war started and one could argue that the main factor in giving the president this power was the invention of the atomic bomb not counterinsurgency in drones but the atomic bomb because we relied on the president to carry that little football sized haven't aged care that football sized package around and that he was the one who is going to protect the united states and that
also lends itself to secrecy in the growth of executive secrecy the central intelligence agency the national security agency all the agencies that form this very top heavy intelligence program how much can any one president change that after after the motion is. not a whole lot but it does have to do with attitudes too and what you can. try in a sense remember obama said he wanted to change the mindset he not only wanted to change getting into the war why we got into the iraq war but the mindset that got us into the iraq war and many people assume that meant he was going to change some of the basic american foreign policies that george bush did push the limit well certainly did change the minds now were completely detached from any sort of warfare or foreign policy that were perpetrated around the world i want to get into
this your book you know focuses on how u.s. foreign policy has evolved since world war two in defining technological solutions to political problems i mean what interests you think have driven u.s. policy toward that direction. i think well yeah i mean america has always going way back to the. prior to world war two even world war one we had a notion that any problem political problem can be solved if you have the right technology and the right general that is if you have lincoln has his grant and he has more firepower than you solve the problem of the confederacy well that works up to a point. after a time you get to a point where technology no longer is the only solution or in fact the best solution to a problem harry truman at potsdam in one thousand nine hundred five for example
complained that he'd been there twelve whole days and he said well you could you could solve any problem in twelve days he knew upon stam he had the atomic bomb. and so therefore he thought that. after world war two problems would become even more technologically solvable that's not been the case. you know is this deliberate to a point i mean having robots replace people private armies replace standing armies what does this detachment do i mean because private armies of course of replace the draft as we saw in vietnam what does this do to the american psyche in accepting the kind of these global policy's been perpetuated in our name. well that's a very good question to what happens is that the american people by and large become detached from the military you eliminate the draft. and you eliminate large scale numbers of people being drawn into the army. in that
process against their will or at least not voluntarily and you have a population which sees war as kind of over here it's something that's happening over here on the side. you might be afraid of terrorist attacks and so on and so forth but these are being taken care of by an increasingly smaller percentage of the population so that so that it's very hard to get. any sort of real critique. mobilized. it is indeed and you know how does you know there's a chapter in a book called american hubris and i just wanted to see your opinion on american exceptionalism and how it affects our standing in the world we have about thirty seconds left. yes well american exceptionalism. has been a constant mix to technology next to the romantic affair with technology and in fact the intertwined the notion that we have technologically superior suggests that
we are also somehow morally superior and that america's next step and all those bad things that happened over in europe before america was discovered before there was the united states and this is ingrained in people i mean in high school textbooks right for a long long time of course one one learns. after all america had never lost a war right. and you know this is just a simple it wasn't true lloyd unfortunately we're out of time it is a toxic notion indeed everyone check it out killing machine the american presidency and the age of drone warfare pushchair time. ever heard of a tiny government program called obamacare if you've been watching the corporate media and you probably haven't just heard of it but i bet you could point out every little air on health care doc. tech experts say it could take
a long time to fix the glitches that people are experiencing when they try to sign up online senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen has been trying to set up an account and she is getting nowhere fast elizabeth it turns out it's not about you is it but where's the accountability of getting it in hiring someone without checking out other bidders i mean i'm putting a weekly thing about them sink without getting a couple big in there just right what what's going on and you shouldn't and i probably by the way because he would have done a better job than i would if the response was very good deal the way this change is strictly cosmetic that smiling woman on the home page is gone. you're smiling. a lot i'm not sure the new home page is an improvement i think. yes based on the incessant coverage of the obamacare website you think that health care dot gov only featured miley cyrus twerking videos for the all the banal commentary on the disastrous rollout of the website the success of one part of the
program is being largely ignored i'm talking about medicaid which traditionally has covered low income americans this is part of the affordable care act twenty five states expanded medicaid to cover individuals who make about sixteen thousand dollars a year just over the poverty level according to apple their health so far this expansion has signed up four hundred forty four thousand new people who most likely have never been insured before and reality this number is actually much higher because so far only ten states have available data now compare that number to the enrollment figures of the private health insurance exchanges that are connected to the obamacare website according to wall street journal so far only fifty thousand people have signed up to this private marketplace this falls pretty far short of the administration's goal of seven million new enrollees by the end of march when open enrollment and furthermore mol everyone focuses on obama's broken promise that anyone who wanted to keep their existing insurance plan could he broke
a far more important promise long ago let's go back to two thousand and nine when this health care program was first being negotiated obama continually hammered home the importance of a public option which is the government insurance program that would make the private insurance industry far more competitive meaning lower prices for all of us . you'll have a chance under what we've proposed to take part in what we're calling a health insurance exchange this gives you some new up. and i believe one of these options needs to be a public option. now the public option of course was eventually scrapped because obama said he did not have the necessary sixty votes in the senate to pass it one thing all that boasting about the public option turned out to be a bunch of unadulterated malarkey that's because according to several behind the scenes sources the white house had already secretly bargain no way the choice of a public option with corporate health insurance interests months after taking
office most notably tom daschle the former nominee for secretary of health and human services verified that negotiations with the hospital industry relied on two premises that the health care program would cover ninety four percent of americans and that no public option would be included in the plan. yet obamacare munk care should really just be called corporate care because the health industry made damn sure that they had one hundred percent control of the program which brings us back to the current success of medicaid which is essentially a public option for the poor that already has the infrastructure in place so why haven't we seen the corporate media touch upon this aspect of the program well if they do talk about it and that means they'd have to have knowledge of the public option could actually function within the existing framework which doesn't exactly lead to being and facial artificial conflict. you know forget according to a two thousand and nine new york times poll seventy two percent of americans
support a public option but of course giving the people what they want would be no good for the private insurance industry is selling profits. coming up just when you thought occupy wall street was a long forgotten think again after the break i'll show you how recently claimed a major success. over the if you. did you know the price is the only industry specifically mention in the constitution and. that's because a free and. open press is critical to our democracy albus. role. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and our press citadel we've been hijacked lying handful of transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once told by job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem. rational
debate and real discussion critical issues facing america if i ever feel ready to join the movement then welcome to the big picture. of the but. as a little kid to ever play with a toy gun of course you have who hasn't won today in the trigger happy nation of the us today simply having a toy gun out in public can get you killed this is exactly what happened to an eighth grader named andy lopez in broad daylight he was walking to his friend's house in santa rosa california holding this airsoft gun and officers claim that they thought it was an a k forty seven when it didn't drop the gun they opened fire resulting in the death of a thirteen year old boy so what's next for the lopez family who are seeking justice
for their son's death piers talked about the issue of police accountability i'm joined by the lawyer for randy lopez's case arnaldo the c.s. thank you so much for coming on the show. every i can tell you to be here thank you so can you break down for our audience what exactly happened to any lopez that day . well let me just correct things a little i mean you suggested that the officers gave vandy the option or maybe some time to respond the fact of the matter is at least what witnesses tell us is that that. that opportunity just wasn't there they drove up behind him as they were exiting from their patrol car they called out to them some order we don't know what the order is yet and within two to three seconds three of the longest they were shooting the police officer that shot and only one shot. hit him in the heart and the fields of the ground immediately and the officer continued to unload is his firearm and into his body. as i understand he was also handcuffed after laying on
the ground is that correct. the from what we understand they rushed over they handcuffed him turned on him turned him over and made the realization. of what had just happened in started giving him c.p.r. like i said the first bullet literally went through his heart c.p.r. was a worthless gesture at that point talk about the cop who killed lopez eric gallo house what is his background with the l.a.p.d. i'm sorry the santa rosa police department what does he claim happened that day. a deputy go house claims that he feared for his life the santa rosa police department is doing the the investigation and they immediately i think the day after the shooting marshals up to relate k. and a toy to suggest that his belief was reasonable. and that actually is why we filed as early as we did in our opinion it's it's
a done deal they've they've already decided they will determine that the shooting was reasonable they will not put a critical focus on that observation in the shocking part is there was a witness that immediately drove by before and the seconds before the police officer got there and he noticed two things again not a police officer not a weapons expert like mr jailhouse that witness concluded that it was a kid first of all and two that he was carrying a toy gun and what's shocking is that. the officer could make the same observations got out and shot period very shocking and i you would think that they would be able to make that same observation that a bystander would get houses attorney just said in an interview that this case has nothing to do with age or race you agree with that sentiment.
andy was a thirteen year old kid he loved to play the trumpet loved box. it's great one hundred forty pounds five three there is no way that he could have been mistaken for anything other than a kid. what is the status and best partition i'm sorry. no no no that they're part of town is. primarily hispanic part of town. deputy go house has a penchant for profiling things just recently he approached a vehicle about a month ago. believing that there was some sort of crime afoot drew as weapon in approach the passenger and literally held the gun inches from the passenger's head when they complained about it to go houses supervisors the supervisors told them he
was profiling you you were driving a nice black car in a part of town it was profiling and i believe that we basically had the same thing it was shoot first ask questions later i don't think this would have happened in a different part of town frankly and what is that is the that's the question of the murder right now are there any punitive measures being taken against al house by the center as a police department. i understand he's on administrative leave and that's what's shocking to and his parents. and he's been cremated his body is now. in an urn at their home and the officer from intents and purposes is on vacation i suspect again that he's going to be vindicated by the center as a police department that's shocking and that's why we filed the lawsuit as soon as we did it's time for us to do our investigation and as the family's lawyer what would accountability mean to the lopez family. truly. they are
still optimistic that. the district attorney is going to do the right thing they're still optimistic that a critical lie is going to be. used when they look at his statements they are hopeful that justice will be done they're hopeful. but then if the officer is going to be prosecuted i i i want to share that hope i'm not as confident you know it does seem like even when lawsuits are filed and want i don't police department in these cases taxpayers are the ones to foot the bill of course and cops are rarely jailed let alone hunnish how can we expect the pollies to police themselves or get any more accountability for this. well one thing i think you hit on a very important note the. folks like you and me of the voters out there in sonoma county have to speak up i mean they're going to be hit with a verdict after
a verdict because these shootings are shocking the shootings are unjustified and they need to let their own voice be heard they're the ones that have to speak and they're the ones that should vote for example a sheriff whose policies lead to excessive force regularly that sheriff should be sheriff i think it's time for the voters to speak on this issue too as anyone working quickly go to our audience help out with this case and put pressure on the police. i have the family i should say has been overwhelmed by the incredible outpouring of support. there are regular marches in the center rosa community for those folks that are out there i ask that you please join. but i do want to make sure that folks know and something that both of those three will and his father and souquet and his mother have urged everybody that's marching on and his behalf please please be peaceful that's something that we would would want to
thank you so much arnold i can see as lawyer for the family of any lopez appreciate your time. everything. for those of you who thought occupy wall street was dead check this out just this week an offshoot group of the movement called strike that claimed huge success a year after launching the rolling do you believe project the organization announced that it had successfully abolished a medical debt owed by over twenty six hundred people across forty five states the way it works is through a campaign that curtis's and individuals debt from banks for pennies on the dollar it's done by taking advantage of the secondary debt market and by purchasing debt of the low cost over the last years strike debt has freed up close to fifteen
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our times. my dear dear. i am so happy. this is been the best summer of my life. i am a student now and i am going to the village with mom we will have strawberries on the terrace and taking my favorite guitar. what a beautiful summer what a wonderful life is waiting for me. the chinese friends made me
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of the statues like a bronze horseman that is is that even that was also covered with saddle bags. so we could recognize our own city in a day the whole city was blocked in. this streets emptied my last friend left leningrad. at least mom and dad are with me we're not going anywhere we will stay until the end. i know this war will be over soon they said on the radio that it won't be for long. we are a big and strong country. i know it will be over soon and i will see him. he will be back and we will be happy. to get over that bush but beloved the first bombs hit house number one hundred nine on netsky prospect of
those though and my dad's factory still tied to the germans wanted to bomb everything the most costly railway station and the train tracks leading to moscow. yes they were dropping bombs everywhere there were so many casualties when i heard about it i rushed to my dad's factory and met my geography teacher there to get us . up he knew my dad well video they had served in the imperial army together he told me recently your father's alive don't worry about him but yeah so you. told me there was no place to escape to so they just had to carry all those bombay exams had lost their legs or arms or just more of. the somewhere on the front no fighting the fascists he must be really close the germans are already in the outskirts of leningrad and i haven't got a single letter from him how was c. is he wounded i still dream about the. three of them and there was
a fishmonger next to us on the rubenstein street word of the world are free to take up several kinds of study trying to ferry the world with a huge pyramid server chaffee or crap or on display what are the would if the shops were always full of goods you will only do for the moment one day mum went on which sold out all the shelves were empty all your. things disappeared like that in a flash. but after that they started the food rationing. this is terrible were threatened with starvation we only have one hundred twenty five grams of bread but soon we'll only have bread crumbs a famine is coming a real one. there hasn't been
a single day that i felt full you leave the table still feeling as though you want to eat. mom asks me are you full. i say of course i am. because i don't want to upset or. i don't think we can survive we will never eat properly again. at least we still have run mom makes flat bread from it it's not very filling but at least you feel as though you have something in your stomach for a little while at least. for the dad brought us to rad that it's what's left over from making some flour oil spill they used it to feed it to cattle to run the it was very difficult to chew but mom tried to make it edible. jelly in she boiled it as much as she could tell it even adding charcoal. it was still tred full
to eat but there was nothing else so that's what we had. on walking along rubenstein street. we all have russian carts and we will be given these bottles of syrup they called it was sort of like sweetened water with real cool when you well someone dropped the bottle you threw up out of all for smashed him also to the ground two three and she will swear this happened i saw it with my own eyes lured the people were crawling around trying to lick what they could off the ground with the word used to warm this is what the seeds did to people feel the ship of the. divine media in the vampire they bombed the but die of ski warehouses the fire
lasted for a few days it was awful the fire was huge the whole of leningrad could see it if it was the main. which place for all the food in the city. they bombed it so much that the entire storage facility was leveled to the ground zero your people were eating the earth because it had small traces of sugar in it i tried to eat it as well but i couldn't it was nothing else to eat so many people ate that dad brought home some glue were afraid at first but then mom boiled that feeling and it turned into jelly we ate it with vinegar that's what saved us. i just want to cry cry and cry some more i have such a heavy heart i'm sick of everything. even of life. starvation and famine everywhere and people keep dying sleds carry the dead through
the streets from morning to night leningrad population has decreased dramatically almost two million people have already died. i visited our neighbor today her father died yesterday she was wrapped in a sheet and taken away in a sled. my only destruction now is my books. but we delivered books that the wards had quite often and i would read to the wounded soldiers. nativity. there's a bill once i went to one ward and said what should i read which they said anything but nothing about war yet is still about so i decided to read pushkin's if getting any good to them at that was a good he writes about a duel and that luckily one of the soldiers said you promised to read nothing about war but these two have just shot each other up well that was quite awkward.
in the hospital today i wanted soldier told me that if you had died they would have told me by now. neither food nor letters can get through this seach just be sure to survive i will wait for you i have all your pictures my most treasured possessions . in the side i did my first royal for my winter with arctic air to me and this is where the sphinx is can be same. here in my sketch pad which. we have to cover the sphinx has with wooden boards. a sketch about that. we had called the view from the article to me window. today is my birthday today i felt full dad brought two small frozen any ends
and a hundred grams of raisins his whole ration. mom cooked noodles and mixed oil and boiled down aeons with. the noodles were lovely and grease. the ne and completely had the taste of grease the first course was jelly made from. mom brought home one hundred fifty grams of meat today what a pleasure it was to eat just a little meat i tried to make it last as long as i possibly could it was such bliss i just want to eat eat and eat but most importantly we are still all together and ana my mom dad and me. another spring in leningrad i used to love it and now i hate it so much it brings no love anymore only death. starlit nights just look like a mass grave. another summer without you. for
a whole year i haven't received a single letter from you. i know you cannot be alive anymore i will never be happy again. the spring is my last. in april all the people of leningrad went out to clean the city streets we were expecting an epidemic because the dead were everywhere and there was a roar sewage flowing past houses because the sewage system was not working. so we told everybody to go out and clean up the city and everybody did. that even those who could barely hold a tool in their hands went out to break up the ice. leningrad became so clean it was a real joy to see it. in may the
trans started working again. i will never forget this day i can't believe dad is gone. news of his death was too sad and. even today this morning we talked about him thinking he was alive remembering different things about him. we were happy that he looked relatively well. it turned out though that by then he was already gone. i cannot believe he's gone it can't be how i wanted to be a mistake it's hard it's terrible we didn't even say goodbye. a few days ago i broke my mare into pieces i was waiting for a disaster and my fears came true in the most horrible way. i cry all the time.
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a direct hit on that very shelter and everyone was buried underneath here and nobody survived or. people were too exhausted to even to remove the rubble and it was so cold. the temperature was still certain degrees below zero. and it didn't get any better word of the road the mud the entire month of january february and march it was so cold thirty to forty degrees below should we could never even at the fire go out water would freeze instantly. we took the sleds over to but couldn't prospect we put little buckets on to the sleds that there was a hole in the ice close to the riverbank. although sometimes we went there to get water here throughout the trip it was easy to lose the buckets when we climbed back up the embankment i.q. the water would splash over the rim of the buckets will be any pulling those sleds
was very difficult because the ground was completely frozen yellow. but still we kept going and taking those two buckets back home now we drank that water and use it to wash there was nowhere else to get it on. the bombing is not as bad as the starvation and. i'm so then. starvation has caused mum stomach to swell she's in the hospital. i will not see her again. the done. her say she won't survive. my dear mom i can't leave you i don't want to live without you i'm all alone. mommy. lonely what's the chill so i spent new year's eve of nine hundred forty three alone it was very difficult.
we had three separate apartments joined by a long corridor but all of them were empty because everyone had been evacuated so i was alone in the three apartments that what you said we were boards e.l.o. as it was dark because we had no electricity. no electricity no water. there was no heat. and we had no firewood either yet wolf. the worst has happened i am sick i can't stand up and i'm freezing they're breaking up wooden houses and leningrad outside it is thirty degrees below inside it's only minus ten . water freezes in doors every day go by tram to the demolished houses i just have the energy to carry a single small plank i'm not using the firewood just in case mom suddenly comes
back. that any additional user was there let me see her in hospital yeah but i went expecting to see her round puffy face which saw you but i just saw a skinny woman in the my mom which my dear mom so thin like there. i'm so happy i have recovered i've been back on my feet for two days when i saw myself in the mirror i was scared i saw a completely unfamiliar old and skeletal face i now look at least thirty. but that doesn't matter even if i do look like a skeleton the most important thing is i'm not sick. comrades people of letting grads this siege of leningrad has been broken by the
heroic red army soldiers have built a railway across our liberated country devolved astray as the railway workers will be arriving today with the first train from the heartland. january seventeenth one thousand nine hundred forty three the focus of the day the siege finally ended when we heard the noise from our soldiers guns we were so happy . the scenes took millions of lives. even now we know exactly how many. was. when the blockade was over people started sending in food from all over the country . i'm feeling better now i go to the alexander nevsky ministry to pick grass my make
soup but it's a pity there are no nettles in leningrad they're quite tasty we have bread now the only thing that upsets me still is the bombing it's more frequent now. will we stay alive. i even want to play my guitar again i just wish the bombing of leningrad would stop. it and the should i was really scared by the air raid sirens isn't it that they were lots of them but you should be anti aircraft guns fired planes were flying with them and there was a lot who are all over the sea or it was terrifying and the sirens carried on and one after the young. other than i have no idea how our soldiers and officers cope with all that. when the bombing is over a look to the sky i don't know if god does exist but i feel he's up there some. they say he doesn't exist but if you do please let my love come back down here to.
look why i spent most of the seats on the rooftops. bus one like nobody told us to do that. but they were always dropping fire bombs. so we had no choice but to get out there to save our hosts fergus would go. mom says i'm crying in my sleep i said that i was scared of the bomb. i saw him in a dream wounded and then dead i saw his pale face and his blue eyes looking at me his lips were white he's begging help me save me i'm waiting for him the genius cut short by a bomb. exploded it will go to the germans were shelling the city subways yes they knew the location of every tram stop because i deal with so we had to move them
every single day and yes they did as well that obey them as that'll do they were firing at the tram stops the for people who were going to work when the attack started there was no way to escape but it is different is that the showing was quite far from the buildings around gusty need to board it and a sound. but that the view there was no cover to hide under the wall so there were plenty of casualties. they were firing at maturity homesick it was just. trying to target crowded places. they did that you put quite a long time. from leningrad. today is the twenty seventh of january nineteen forty four our moment of triumph as. pray the blockade is over we won we have survived i want to cry to cry of joy. mama survive to i miss my dad so much my dear dad we are
a life read it is to feel like i think and. today there will be fireworks people are exhausted but they will still take to the streets my dear dear diary he's alive he's returned from the front he's lost weight i have not been this happy since before the war for the first time in my life i want to cry because i am so happy. we will walk along the river spring will come to leningrad again. now i know that we will have a long and happy life. i am certain of. know
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