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on larry king now more show running masterminds me to do all behind c.b.s. is person of interest john of the nolan i'm greg play got money you think this plots and stench of the real life may be the only show that i can think of this started out science fiction that by season three was basically a documentary you know now television and the mount of production value that goes into a special pay cable the scale of it starts to feel like you're making a movie every week and you won't want to miss the creator of often blocked graham and so it's very much a puzzle larry we we love edge of your seat viewing we love storytelling that takes hard laughs and you can't see what's coming plus playing the title. you know it just sounds cool all next on larry king now.
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love the larry king now today jonathan nolan and greg play them and executive producers and writers of the c.b.s. drama series person of interest jonathan recalled jonah is also credited for co-writing the dark night of the dark knight rises with his brother christopher and greg as previously executive producer they had drama cold case and produce shows like law and order and n.y.p.d. blue person of interest airs tuesdays at ten pm eastern on c.b.s. how did that come about how the person of interest become a person of interest i had long wanted to sit down with j.j. abrams we'd been sort of friends fans of each other's work and i came and we talked about a bunch of movie stuff and i said well i have this i have this crazy idea for a t.v. show and i found myself pitching it and he said let's do it i'd like in television
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to get your tie caught in a shredder four years four years later i turn around i've been producing t.v. for four years but is there greg involved greg i set down early because i knew that i wanted to collaborate on the show and jonah and doing television but he and all this experience from feature films and he'd come in and say i want to do all this in one only blow this car up and i said no we can't get it so why not i said because we don't have much money and we continually found ways to keep doing it didn't take off right away it was i've always like there's always been a hit all thank you we did very well coming out of the gate we were the highest testing drama they've had in twenty years some like that the the audience has always been crazy for it. and we modeled the show in terms of the way we tell story on the x. files which is a show that we both love in which you could tell a satisfying story every week a self-contained story by. then if the audience invested in the show over the course of seasons we're we're spinning out this bigger story line the use of the
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machine. well it feels pretty and prescient right now and john came to me and presented the idea. he sort of felt like science fiction but now and with all the revelations that have come out of the news obviously with snowden in the n.s.a. he feels a little creepy feel like we're kind of there and yeah you think these plots and stench of the real life we certainly spent an awful lot of time in the first season trying to tell people this is really happening and we were we were pigeonholed with the science fiction category for the first season we may be the only show that i can think of this started out science fiction and by season three was basically a documentary we're pushing ahead down to season four dealing a little war with artificial intelligence which is you know in our version of events like the manhattan project you imagine that the war against terror you know is the crucible in which artificial intelligence is formed trying to solve this impossible problem of how do you know how do you sift through all this data and
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stop terrible things from happening before they happen so we're pushing ahead now a little bit as he did for it back in that science fiction terrain of artificial intelligence through co-executor produces so who's the boss. so i know who who rules it is guys the creator god always defer to the guy who really came up with the ideas my wife has worked in television for many years and so i think saw through her experience for the reasons i want to do t.v. it's a true collaboration so this show greg and myself and our other writers it's a true partnership broadcast t.v. shows are too big to be you know monomaniacal about it you watch the disagreements . you know it's funny i don't know of them from the moment. we have some similarities our background there are some some differences as well we generally agree creatively a most of the direction the show the only thing billington we ever . i think even have any differences like a mentions of jonah has a much bigger ambitions
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a show can be and then you've got exactly what police spec to the season for any of the emmy and. one may have more more chaos our audience seems to seems to love that and we're going to double down a little bit on on the stakes of this weird moment we find ourselves in this relationship between people and technology seems to be changing yearly and we think we're in it it kind of an extraordinary moments we're going to be exploring now with these are fearful of all of us. paranoid. to say i fear he didn't start out paranoid and didn't start out that way i don't i think it's all here just you know it's here to stay we have to make our bed with it and understand it no one's really give up their smartphone those are those are with us forever now and the question becomes how much surveillance and monitoring are we all comfortable with it's going to get worse oh yeah a lot of the smartest people i know and people who be in a position to know are not just worried about prism and not just worried about
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surveillance but they're truly worried about this next question of ai you know the manhattan project was one thing that's a state owned piece of technology it took twenty years to spread to countries like the soviet union china england france proliferation took a long time with ai and proliferate overnight and so we've thought about that as a science fiction concept for so long i think it's hard for people to imagine that it's a reality that it's going to be a reality we think given the people given based on what we've conversations we've had with people who would know that will be a reality with the next ten years do you like producing as much for toll vision as you do for movies i love it i love it the reality is when you're a writer and film you're kind of the you're the last person they call i have a good relationship you know i work with my brother a lot of my projects and i've got about forty pounds on the guys and he's inclined to pay a little bit heed to my my opinion but for the most part when you write movies you know you're servicing the director's vision in television it's about the writing it's about the storytelling and both it's all on the pages and well there is the
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writing matters more in television than film there's more writing there's more story to tell you have twenty three hours in a typical year with my brother will shoot two hours of film or an hour a film released a film every couple of years greg and i have produced sixty five hours of television in the last three and a half years it's a totally different borghetti to four complain comparing television to ray he told me once that in the movies it's good it's right in television it's get it done. but i think there's a certain amount of satisfaction. what you wrote immediately gets up on the screen and also that many people that can see it it's it feels like more of a populist medium that regard but i do think you know now television and the amount of production value that goes into it in specially paying cable the scale of it it starts to feel like you're making a movie every week can you tell us about before we go into the next break about interstellar absolutely it's science fiction film that i've been working on for the better part of a decade my brother just shot it incredible cast including matthew mcconaughey you
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are you know i think he's been in the talk to you before and you know we're kind of in this in the middle of the mocassins matthews having an amazing year in his words a great guy he's a fan to have all the movie this one jim valvano you see you bring him on a jag i would love some as i didn't tell him i just got this big score coming that they got their eyes widen we're going to shine jet is the same thing they stabbed me in the back to typical to get writer's block i didn't used to know what that meant and then i woke up one day and realized that for me it's every day it's not black it's just across the nation when there is that hope collaborative is person of interest how does it work there you eleven to show you begin with the page who starts writing the page. we have an incredibly talented staff of writers who think we're up to twelve of them at this point twelve yeah it's a big broadcast show we do twenty three episodes a year and that requires a full team pulling together and one of the things i'm proudest of with the show i
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mean my background is right movies where you write movies i said for years that i felt like the ghost of haunted warner brothers because i would be by myself wandering around a lot trying to figure out where the dark night of the dark and i was trying to figure out a problem while my brother was off shoot of the next thing with television there's this huge group of us all with different backgrounds different interests and we said that room and we put story up and we see if it works and so for me that you know the best part of this has been their collaboration involve the actors certainly you know it's a collaborative medium and i think you know understanding what they're good at understand where they're comfortable and we tend to write to and we shake them up every now and then but yeah definitely you take criticism well you guys you criticize each other i would say that's not a skill i thought was go anyone accused me of evan. but i think you have to with daddy you work on what we're working with bad robot inevitable j.j. abrams warner brothers and c.b.s.
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a lot of them put off more people and it's another advantage of television is you get a lot of smart people reading the scripts and saying occasionally things you do we don't agree with or we don't agree we tell them as nicely as paul was laura nora like it was it was an interesting show but i felt like at that point one reasons i wanted to move on from the show is they pretty much started to cycle through stories that they'd already done in prior seasons but it was time to move on did you ever have a television series a pilot the you thought would make it and oh oh it didn't happen well this is sort of my first my first experience of television ask me again in a couple of weeks larry i'm doing a pilot for h.b.o. ok you have pilot fail i've got one sitting on the shelf with warner brothers right now someday maybe they'll make it will think of a movie script that you thought couldn't miss never got done interstellar with a. your voyage for me so it's very gratifying one time when i started developing it was steven spielberg he hired me to write that film for him and then his his company dream works left paramount the script was paramount and i thought oh i'm
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not sure if we'll get to how much or if we have to make this one and then luckily i have a director who i know very well who is related to me. and we were able to get over the finish line police say the hardest thing in the world to do is get a movie made. he that is extraordinarily difficult and it's getting more difficult every year for that business unlike television television now there are forty two networks commissioning original content i had lunch with the forty second guys in the rio was a big movie maker and yeah absolutely but in the film business the film the studios there are fewer and fewer studios in their make and bigger and bigger movies which means fewer movies every year and some fantastic movies but it's very hard to get it all to come together with some social media questions greg john of the member living on facebook wants to know what inspires you the concept of the character. the question has varied of course inspires and i think originally initially concept and then i think character comes into play later and you know when you thrust that character in that situation and you get to dance
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a little bit with the dialogue i think you know that's that's the fun part but it's usually the end park. and definitely feel like our show it's more conceptual not paul came one nine hundred sixty six on twitter would you ever revisit the dark knight. always that history now they're doing another one with superman i don't know i'd love to go back twenty years from now i'd love to go back and revisit that character in a different part of my life but that was ten years of my life we were very proud of very proud of the films that we made and zoe as we use surprise that ben affleck selection now i think it's one of brothers has a fantastic relationship with betty he's a fantastic filmmaker and a phenomenal leader i think is going to be an incredible moment what's the toughest part about shooting about ma'am. for me cliff he's not a superhero i mean he that's why i can fly he doesn't climb buildings he's that's why i like the character his superpowers were rage and money. and there was nothing
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extraordinary about it is that ordinary sufficiently pissed off to want to go in turn his life into a symbol and go out and fight crime in the night i'm suspended all the time with the guy who wrote in oh yes would see them live in miami bob bob came bob came. to see the whole but man series and i'm i will my first issue of them my first comic book was one of the fun things about writing on the dark knight was we got always through the draftees he would send us a box of comics every time we went and started to write on one we had always through the draft to realize that out of my brother and myself had read the first appearance of the joker to finish the first draft the dark knight i went back had them to go back and look at its bob kane bill finger jerry robinson and i went back and looked through it i couldn't believe it but it had so many story beats that were the same as the film that we just read that's when we knew we had sort of done done on or to that really was always a dark character always thank you guys very much and thank you for having us thanks
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to my guest show runners and writers jonathan nolan and greg play them and their show person of interest airs tuesdays at ten pm eastern on c.b.s. check out our game of if you only knew on our show blog kings thing stop all of the t.v. after the break we will go to the creator of often blocked graham and so. i marinate join me. in that in part and plan for for kerry interview and much much. only on been passed and only. a. very.
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welcome to larry king our special guest is graham manson he's the co-creator executive producer and co showrunner for the hit t.v. show often blacked which comes back for its second season on saturday april nineteenth at nine pm on b.b.c. america the show was kind of wild so crazy show explain the concept. well you get this shit the show begins when a young woman. gets off the train she's at loose ends at a crossroads in her life and she looks across the train tracks and she sees a woman who looks exactly like her and in that moment when their eyes meet her
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doppelganger jumps in front of a train and that was always the launching pad for her mystery. that concept was pitched to be my my my my showrunner and my co-creator jon fawcett. and i and i said then what happens and he said let's try and figure it out so you know since two thousand and three we we worked too long if we first of all the concept was for a feature film when we could never contain our mystery because at its core it's a you know it's a it's a dramatic conspiracy thriller and and and a long form mystery you leave out just to slamming right yes he will play a different poems that we know of this season right yes of him and few of them obama boy there's four of them yeah cheese or clones they're not woman with different personalities what is it well they are they are clones but you know what
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they're involved in as is is a large scale nature nurture experiment thematic lee that's really rich territory for me as a writer. so although they say they although they are genetically identical they've been raised in vastly different circumstances and that that's really the heart of the show they are very different i'm more interested in their differences than their similarities and is it true that they care do became bigger and more popular in the new regime fall. i'd say that's true yes how did you find her well we we my john and i and our producers temple street productions. had worked with patch on a before of course we needed to find an actor that could do this that could be a chameleon like this or the show falls flat we always knew the show wouldn't work without the right actor they couldn't have a weak spot and arduous long audition process but touch on
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a was always at the top of the pile and then you know we were doing chemistry reads with her her foster brother on the show and when jordan give our and touch animists lanny stepped into the room to do the character read in front of seventeen television executives everybody fell in love with both of them and we knew we found our team so when she comes to woodbury bay hugh emotions oh she knows who she is she does some really great. things to stay in character should get method social stay in character all day but often she has to change character playing two even three characters in one day so she'll go into the hair and makeup trailer as one character should put on her music that helps her get into the. into the mood of that character chill come out in costume and and her physicality has changed or going to see how the characters being cloned. i think maybe that's a that's
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a spoiler and i better not go to that territory we interviewed called in to snitch showrunner of lost and he said that he and damon lindelof went to the met or asking for an end date so they would know how to end the show properly have you done that we have an endgame in mind we haven't done that you know but we are facing the question do we answer our mystery and reboot the show or do we when do we wind up our mystery and what no conclusion yet no conclusion yet time magazine named often by one of the top ten shows in two thousand and thirteen was surprised. surprised and honored yes didn't didn't see that coming and when we sat when we started out to make our little clone show really none of this was playing the title. you know it just sounds cool. and no other meaning well we've we've we've put some we had because we developed the show for so long we had a meaning that disappeared in developing the show but we loved the title we kept
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the title and we've put in you know our main character sarah is an orphan she's been hiding in the black so you know we've we've we've been some some thematic thing is that it's a true conspiracy yes so it's a mystery it's there is there will be a do newman and absolutely we know our end game we know where the mystery is going yes it's a conspiracy and we know what's at the bottom of the conspiracy but do we kick that down the road or do we answer it in our third or fourth season is it a puzzle for the audience to follow it's it's very much a puzzle larry we we love edge of your seat viewing we love storytelling that takes hard laughs and you can't see what's coming we love our act breaks to go out on cliffhangers our shows to go out on cliffhangers and we push our seasons to go out on a huge cliffhanger at the polls and i come in the sixth row will i get an update i think you'll get it you get an update but i think you better start at the beginning
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your own career is interesting right you've had you been involved in a lot of shows you know was that when you write this one well i mean you know i've been a working writer for a for a long time but and i have you know this is for myself and john fawcett this is really our first show our first created show by ourselves so we're in it for the long haul and we're having a great time with this right would you say the show was a sleeper. well it slept for a little while but it sure took off once the so stopped caring for you on the cover inside t.v.'s called clone thriller of entertainment weekly a march twenty first album not a sleeper anymore pretty girl she's fab fabulous girl. is there more pressure now or season to. john and i we put a lot of pressure on ourselves. and i don't think that anybody could put you know
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could put more pressure on our sauf more season than we do ourselves the television critics association press tour in january you said we're going to take some risks with our promise this season meaning meaning we expanded our world a little bit we got out of our first season sort of gritty urban environs we introduce some new characters we've got some great guest stars coming out in season two waves guy. forbes patrick j. adams we have mikhail houston who's appearing on game of thrones this year and you know this is a guy who's who's the love interest of touch animists lanny conny britain and police in the same year. where you shoot we shoot our show in toronto the title of egypt was from season one came from charles darwin's on the origin of species y. . our science consultant titles all of our episodes she's a ph d. in history of science names cassini heard her she's at the university of minnesota
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the real cassini we call her and. she helps us thematic leave with what our science means so she named she she named all the episodes in season one and once we finish season two and she's read all the scripts and she's watched the initial cuts she decided save francis bacon would be the titles for our second season one scoop can you give us from season two give us one little scoop that will entice the viewers and. well i'll tell you what the most interesting character for me in season two is rachel and rachel's the the pro clone that could be a clone that's known she's a clone from from birth and the most fun thing about the season is putting sarah manning are on. ass kicking antihero up against rachel the woman with all the power and watching the sparks fly and peeling back the layers of rachel it's really going
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to be a lot of fun all much of it is done we're done we're done shooting season two we've got about three or four more weeks left of post that's where i left jon fawcett back doing editing how many seasons you think you will do. how about eight in a movie larry. last week britain's first cloned dog was born you think we'll see human cloning in our lifetime. in my lifetime. no but shortly after i think we'll see genetic engineering on a large scale this century i don't think we can help ourselves you know the fact that this is a great moral issue no i said it's an ethical minefield and it has great great. impact on the future of humanity and the future of evolution. and stand two prominent gay characters been praised by the old g b t community. you develop different kind of clones do from time to concepts like bond. would take we take
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that very seriously and the l g b t community has been a great supporter of the show and i think that's because we just allow people such you alys to exist as it is we're not we're not they're not a gay character they're just a k. a character that happens to be gay and they and they don't portray themselves and any other way they're just just another character on the show and you know the variations in in mankind is what the show is all about it's in things can you tell us overall what is the mystery what don't we know well what we don't know who the original is we don't know where that originally was at all and we don't know who that who that was and we don't know why they're cloned those are two very separate questions that will probably get two very separate answers for you or from canada yes i get started on t.v. you know i started i've always been
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a writer started in journalism. worked in in television and film. in the art department always pushing my writing and you know went to film school made a couple features features are hard to make these days and and and sort of graduated into t.v. and now t.v. has become such a fantastic playground especially cable was your break. my break was getting on a c.b.c. western called. nothing too good for a cowboy that shot in vancouver as a as an intern that was your break that was my break in calls because that was my first time in a writers' room and there was some really great show runners very nurturing people on that show and that was my first t.v. gig out of school and that's when i said i want to stay in this in the in the writers' room that's where i belong we've also of those what makes
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a good show. multi-tasking. patience i bet some people didn't say that oh the delegation. and vision. balls right i mean you can see behind me and you always intrigued by saif i always have been yes i love saif i particularly like grounded type of cipher i like orphan black that is set in the real world and the science fiction is really just that leap off point from what science is in the in the present what's going on be on the lap you think you're beyond over what. you know at the moment it's pretty hard to think beyond orphan black i'm thinking season three right now thank you very i want to thank my guests graeme manson be sure to watch season two evolve and watch saturdays nine pm on b.b.c. america to hear graham and see those social media questions you can go to my blog and kings things dot org. and remember you can find me on twitter with gangs things
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see you next stop. technology innovation. developments around. the future covered.
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well if you're going to come are going to like the bank holiday i just like you know a. little. pleasure to have you with us here on our t.v. today i roll researcher. the. head of the ilo i marinate this is boom bust and these are some of the stories that we're tracking for you today. we have a very very exciting show created a bow currency expert mark chandler and our t.
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correspondent meghan lopez are a lot of and studio now taylor is sitting down with me to explain how currency traders applied macro economics to the world of foreign exchange trading and meghan lopez is joining me to discuss the burgeoning field of private enterprise space travel is private initiative seeking a space pun intended previously held by the public sector we discuss coming right up and in today's big deal edward harris and i are talking taxes more specifically the byzantine problem of corporate taxes that's under way so let's get to. our lead story today twitter now the number of twitter users increased by twenty
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five percent last quarter picking up fourteen million new active monthly users which sounds pretty great you know well apparently it wasn't good enough for investors despite the fact that twitter beat earnings result expectations for q one the quarter before it grew its user base by thirty percent thirty percent so evidently deceleration is what has everyone concerned now the company said tuesday that membership in the first quarter reached two hundred fifty five million but the stock plunged as much as thirteen percent even as sales more than doubled to two hundred fifty million dollars now twitter's user base is one fifth the size of facebook's so basically what this tells us is that twitter still needs to make its case to investors that it isn't just a nation tool but is twitter for the mainstream user does it have mass appeal well that's the uncertainty that investors are struggling with i mean the valuation clearly suggests that twitter is an advertising powerhouse that again tech
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valuations today would suggest that just about any company started in silicon valley alley or way isn't investing dynamo yet they're about out of out of touch now the reality however it's that maybe twitter it just is neat dare i say it and maybe the tech decline that started after the candy crush i.p.o. is real my colleague edward harrison says we're officially in bear market territory and i one hundred percent agree with him now he posted this morning on his blog create write downs quote. what this highlights is how much those telling us this is not a bubble are looking at companies like google intel cisco and microsoft to make that determination the bubble is in the shares of companies like twitter where the momentum momentum has finally broken but here is my question why do investors want to see the number of monthly active users back up to this place where they feel it needs to be in order to justify its valuation why can't investors just accept the
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fact that twitter is nice and that is never ever going to be facebook and that's not a bad thing in fact it can be a really really good thing you can potentially charge more for access to something special opposed to a bloated scrolling page of nonsense filled with nothing of value and no one of interest which is exactly what facebook is today. now currency traders apply the argument of global macro economics to the micro economic world of currency trading but it's a complex area of the market and how does somebody figure out how to make money just trading currency well here to talk about this very subject today is mark chandler marcus
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a foreign exchange expert analyst expert an analyst now you've worked for two days in the f.x. markets and you have a lot to say on that some just going to divert and now very basic how can joe schmo who basically make money in the f.x. market and basically is available to retail investors and your company brown brown brothers harriman do they have a retail trading side so i think that there's probably only one foolproof way to make a small fortune for an exchange is to begin with a large one ok very obviously there is the answer to this. point because what it means is that if you knew that microsoft is going to buy google which is not going to do but if you knew was going to do it you could trade on it right because there'd be inside information in the for next so there's a symmetries of information and you can't there are legal and illegal in the foreign exchange market there's a lot of asymmetries of information so that means that the the doctor if she goes home from a day at the office and she wants to speculate of the currency market there are vehicles there's a spot vehicles electronic platforms right there's a futures market there is there's e.t.f.
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that duplicate what currencies do like ethics easy for example is the euro it looks like an equity you trade the new york stock exchange you have vehicles available to retail client retail investors but. the difference is that what affects i.b.m. stock typically is what happens in united states what happens to i.b.m. in the united states the u.s. stock market goes right but it currencies it's a twenty four hour day market my week begins sunday afternoons and when the new zealand opens up and finishes up friday with new york closes. so the person is coming home from work and trying to trade for an exchange part time data big disadvantage because of access to information it's a twenty four hour a day market the other reason is the retail investor the disadvantage of like watching the texas hold'em poker games yeah the person with the small stack the least amount of money on the table is a disadvantage that's a great analogy actually and the banks have a lot of money for it so let's say i have one hundred million dollars and now that we know i can produce can't win with one hundred dollars one hundred million so i'm
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one of those guys and let's say this trader wants to express a view or so he or she uses what you said spot to reduce can you explain these tools to actually express their view in the currency markets that shares the spot market is like the same market that the banks have access to ok but there's electronic platforms they've been developed that gives access to retail so you can open up an account and one of the size of twenty four hour day nature of the market is another aspect of the four exchange market that's leverage and if we're in the as an equity so trading the e.t.f. for the new york stock exchange is open right f.x. see you eating to us going up so you buy this ethics eat which looks like a stock which goes into a stock account ok but it mirrors what the what the euro's doing in the spot market ok that margin is set by the federal reserve to want ok if you want to buy one hundred dollars worth of it you've got to put up at least fifty dollars but these electronic platforms to trade cash you have one hundred dollars some of these places will give you a thousand dollars ten thousand dollars they'll give you as much leverage as you want typically the large hedge funds might operate at ten to one of fourteen to one
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overall leverage but i think that if currency trading if you do it to make money that kind of leveraged tend to want to one hundred to one is suicide yes but if it's for entertainment i think you make your money stretch out further with a bit less. leverage but that's one of the natures of it so that the f. x. z. at the new york stock exchange gives you leverage to do one ok the electronics spot platforms might give you one hundred to one leverage your ten to one leverage it's like really expensive roulette. but it's not you i say it's more like backgammon or something where you're a little bit into some lock under some skill and the. person who has less information knows what to do it has less skill to do what you do with that information for example if the federal reserve today basically did nothing they basically said what the market expected it would take really big to do so but very much what they expected to happen ok so what do you do with that information do you think oh this is new information the federal reserve's tapering but turns out the
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smart money there is institutional money had already put this bet are at a while back next week the e.c.b. me what's the e.c.b. going to do so from sort of at home we've got to we've got to first know what's happening and then we'll analyze it correctly ok now i want to ask you what factors go into expressing a currency you know. technically and fundamentally what i mean kind of is you know like the swiss franc that is always always overvalued and you know as a result of purchasing power parity which i want to talk about a little how does that you know affect your view on the euro swiss seeing relationship in terms of purchasing power parity because it is so valued from so i to it depends on the key thing i think for trading is knowing your timeframe and so purchasing power parity is the long term fundamental measure of fair value for currency we do about fair value for a stock right at the dividend that it generates the earnings stream it generates its break up value its replacement cost there's more or less agreed upon models to value equities there's not so many agreed upon models evaluate currencies because
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in their pure form they don't have a current yield stream to be modeled right that's what i find that's why it's so hard to look at this and truly understand it because how do you model it you know that's a problem think about like a company like amazon for so long to make a. it right but yet people were able to get it to him i was talking to the currencies i'd say the short term things i look at four or five trying to solve the ask me where i'm going on vacation to europe i want to lock in some euro's now what should i look at i'm going to you know so what you look i say short term phenomenon like what's in the news market positioning ok is there going in august i want to today's edition yes but what about for the long term you're a company and you're going to make a bargain machine tool you know get a machine tool for two years from now and it's based on your you know what your projects are five years from now so you've got a longer term time frame rate so what do you look at so i look at century two things one is purchasing power parity which is it's right it's like a basic form a third of the economist magazine did a big thing with the big macs and a big mac should cost you where you go to sell for the same price to the extent
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that it doesn't when you make the currency conversion tell you some currency is out of whack ok so we look for is there between the value and the price can stretch to the major to. how far someone can deviate from its true value being the big. and so the major countries o.e.c.d. countries and the currencies often move in about a twenty percent band around purchasing power parity ok but some currency thank you say like like swiss shrink no region koen right now yes very very overvalued like thirty or forty percent so that tells us either something is wrong with our motto in the purchasing power parity and you can get more complicated with it than the big mac. right or if telling us that it's like seriously overvalued is not something to be done yet so one of the swiss studies they said we're not going to let our currency appreciate over this level and so they haven't had to intervene we recently in the past even intervene a lot to defend defend their ceiling for their currency now i want to ask you china
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is such a overtake the u.s. is the biggest economy in terms of purchasing the financial times wants us to believe oh really so you are not on board with this because what i want to ask you is i don't get why currencies don't trade in p.p.p. purchasing power. parity why is that they say we have thirty seconds i'm going to actually going to get so i would say that's because there's a lot of short run disruptions in some ways i begin to think of the currency strategist that there's no such thing as a long term it's just a series of short run disruptions so why do we are we treating it personally part of parity because a lot of these little short term destructions tax increases market positioning a lot of different things that affect the short term so it's really moves around gravitates around it so final question to second there's no such thing as long term currency trading is not a very peculiar hold very difficult to do mark thank you so much it's such a pleasure because you always i have so many more questions but we're out of time we hope to come back that was market chandler blogger and the author of the book making sense of the dollar which we all need to do. time now for a very quick break but stick around because when we return our team correspondent
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meghan lopez is joining me live in studio to discuss private enterprise venturing into outer space literally and in today's big deal edward harrison and i are talking about the scheming and deceitful world of corporate taxation but as we had to break here is a look at some your closing numbers at the bell stick around. crosstalk
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rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want. welcome back to the show now this month marks the twenty fourth anniversary of the launch of the hubble space telescope now this amazing instrument seen farther into space than ever before and it has provided scientists with loads of new information
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to help us understand the vast expanse of the universe but not so it is facing budget cuts and while the ambition to explore space is still living strongly at nasa private initiatives have begun to venture into space travel as well perhaps private initiative will overtake what was previously dominated by the public sector maybe maybe not well here to talk about it is our chief correspondent meghan lopez meghan thank you so much for being here and very to have you on the show now hubble telescope huge success that's that's not really debatable it was and it was of now available i know but what are some of the other projects that nasa is working on right now and specifically are they doing anything with putting astronauts cosmonauts on the moon or on mars somewhere else well they certainly are shooting for that first of all just going back to the hubble telescope as you said it really is historic and one of the ventures that nasa is undertaking is developing a second generation of the hubble telescope which was called the james webb telescope this is set to launch in twenty eighteen it's an eight point eight billion dollars venture and it will go farther into space than what we have ever
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seen the hubble telescope be able to do and also have cameras that are significantly better than what you can imagine was put on to the hubble telescope when it was launched back in the one nine hundred ninety s. so that's one of the first that is right now we're shooting for mars absolutely we're shooting for a national twenty thirty s. and before then there need to be a lot of steps that take place in order to make that. mission possible so one of the first things that needs to happen is nasa has a plan and it's called the asteroid redirect mission or arm and what will do is have a robotic. shuttle knock an asteroid into the moon's orbit so that astronauts can go and land on it and collect specimens and also test a lot of their equipment so think armageddon but we don't know what their will for it will be drillers. you know i don't know there's never been out there anything i was on oh. you know they really have a lot of new things that are coming on and then they plan again on bringing
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a manned mission to mars by twenty thirty that's incredible now we all know that nasa has some serious budget constraints and their budget as significantly in recent years but can you give an update on their budget situation today well president obama submitted his fiscal year two thousand and fifteen budget request he requested seventeen point four six billion dollars which is a one percent cut from the year before and what we have seen over the past few years with seaquest ration with tightening belts around capitol hill and whatnot is that nasa is being funded much much less we've seen both the congress kind of really take down that budget funding in terms of shuttles but also we've kind of seen nasa itself kind of move away from exploring the shuttle realm and into some of the kind of long term missions with mars you know what sort of impact do these budget constraints and budget cuts have on the space program in general well that i can tell you it has huge budget constraints also you know we are really trying to
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focus on the future of exploration but something that's happening is nasa is. by nasa i mean the government the government is cutting nasa is funding and what they're cutting is education so that could really hurt in the long term in terms of nasa space that really in terms of having the next generation of scientists and astronomers and astronauts are really interested in this that can. really hurt but it's where nasa is kind of falling short private space companies are really really taking taking the lead here i'm glad that you bring this up because i want to talk about reusable rockets and that's you know you're on mosques big thing for usable rockets but why is this so important to commercial space exploration and space travel that are usable rocket well it all comes down to money it's really the cost so right now seventy percent of a rocket launch a shuttle launch goes into the rocket launch itself so sixty million dollars for space x. at this time so what are you on must did with his falcon nine reusable rocket was
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he called it evolutionary but not revolutionary so first of all the dragon is so humble i know and the dragon space shuttle went up and was historic in itself because it connected with the international space station it's taking cargo back but more importantly the rocket that took it off there was able to make a soft landing in the ocean vertically and out of target and what you can do with that is eventually be able to reuse it by the end of this year he wants to land a rocket back at cape canaveral from the place that it launched and he says that in the future we will be able to reuse these rockets in the same day as they were launched that's incredible to change the oil or whatever needs to be done first be exactly what i mean you know your sense because if you think about it it's like reusing a car you know you get better bang for your buck if you can you don't have to just drive it once a long haul you can take a cut exactly if you don't have to drop off the gas can every time right exactly yes and you know in the space pollution that we're seeing but can you explain to me about space x. its plans to file this lawsuit against the u.s.
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government what's this all about so they have a for a petition against the government and elon musk explains it much better than i do so let's have him explain. just use. this what are you. going to believe in the space station. and that's good enough for. yes you know this is science so let's watch a. complex commercial just visionary satellites really every every cell measure. there's no reasonable basis for. it you know it was something quite simple look at your g.p.s. satellite. so he says if his rockets are good enough for the international space station why are they good enough for the air force and for national security so what are you talking about as the air force purchased thirty five rockets from the united launch alliance it did not allow for any competition and musk himself has
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called for other space ventures to actually join into this petition and say that they are trying to cut the funding and be able to save money for the government for you or me and send it in at four times cheaper the cost and send these satellites into space that's incredible i mean finally we only have thirty seconds but i want to ask you quickly i understand that there have been a lot of ideas merger and acquisition deals with the space travel community you know the various companies that do this so can you give me a little bit of information about that and what's going on there so everybody is fighting for a piece of the pipe right now and with the nasa budget dwindling is shorter and shorter everyone is trying to fight for less and less of that demise so what's happening what we're seeing both in aerospace and also in defense industries is that they are merging companies are merging in order to fight for less that pie and and really cooperate with one another so we've seen fifty six mergers and acquisition deals this year alone meghan thank you so much and informative i mean space is going anywhere hopefully so i have to have you back on the top some more
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that was r.j. correspondent meghan locos with the look at the final frontier thank you so much meg and time now for today's deal. big deal time with my favorite is that harris and jay were talking about it because . of corporate taxes always a fun subject and whether a new tax policy proposed by alan. the art and arrogant totter could fix the problem now the us corporate income tax is a contentious issue to say the least and large corporations spend lots and lots of money and time trying to figure out ways to avoid paying taxes apple for example just recently announced that it's raising twelve billion dollars in debt paying a seventy seven cent premium over treasury bonds as a way to avoid paying taxes on profits from abroad and it's cheaper for apple to
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issue debt and pay the interest then bring the profits home and face double digit taxes so apple's plan to issue more debt seems to demonstrate how much corporations hate taxes and aren't interested in paying them but what is their problem with the idea of taxes you know they started their companies in this country they could've done a deal do you think it's just like a spear if i can get in for cheaper elsewhere i'm going to do that what's the what's the idea well basically it's all about shareholder value the shareholders want the company to maximize their. in order to do that they have to take all billable means that are at their disposal to increase their profits and one of those is is deferring the translation of the. capital from abroad into the united states because as soon as they bring it back home then it gets taxed and so they leave it abroad until it's absolutely necessary . so much money that you know they're under pressure to give money back to
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shareholders in order to do that they need to have some cash and that's why they're raising is because they want the cash but they don't want to bring that money back from abroad now this kind of crazy that can they bring back smaller portions of that money i mean i think that would almost be more cost effective than you know if i understand it i want to bring it all home it's too much in tax but i want to little chunks. just this quarter brought back billion dollars from abroad and had to pay three billion dollars tax bill and take a charge of three billion dollars that caused them to lose two point three billion dollars in the quarter so it's not worth it so that's exactly what they would have to face if they were to do that can you talk talk to me a little bit about the tone or plan what's going on there and basically what is their plan to deal with corporate taxes so the yard toad is basically saying that double taxation is a problem because corporate they pay a tax and then when they give dividends or whatever else into individual tax payers then it's second taxes paid so in order to get away from that what they say is that
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corporations should guess what they should pay zero taxes correspond to and therefore all of the the lower tax rates that you have at the individual level for things like carried interest etc would go up to the marginal rate which is thirty eight percent and therefore everyone be taxed the personal income taxes and there are a lot of problems with this proposal ok so it sounds like they don't want to get rid of me get rid of the complexity instead of taxing corporate income at thirty five percent then taxing shareholder dividends at twenty three point eight percent of the ardent are want to rid the corporate tax completely like you said and then tax individual shareholders so with this strategy basically taxing individual shareholders rather than corporations make it easier for the u.s. government to collect the taxes that it's due no i think basically what it is is just like a pork or to type of solution is you know it's a way to sort of sneak in there and say that corporations should pay no tax this is
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complete nonsense number and you know there are a number of different problems with number one if the individual is actually not domiciled in the united states you're not going to collect that tax so that i was away from the u.s. so there are tons of shareholders who are actually u.s. citizens or who are in who are not individuals in the united states second problem is the exact same problem that you have with. without and so forth suddenly it's the reverse problem that you have foreign countries and the companies now setting up shell companies here in the united states and here are some companies. you know pfizer and actually are getting together in order to potentially avoid tax pfizer's american company they want to buy astra zeneca which is the u.k. in order to therefore in the u.k. and avoid tax so what you would have there for a country companies from the u.k. and elsewhere coming over to the united states and trying to set up shell companies
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here to run their taxes through it zero percent and then pass it back into those their countries it's not simplifying the situation right only making it was creating attacked haven for the united states really at the end of the day the whole double taxation thing is complete nonsense because at the end of the day a corporation in order to derive benefit from incorporating great economies of scale cosmic scope we also saw the fact that during the crisis you know there was mortgage fraud perpetrated by people. some of the too big to fail banks we have in the global where they went under enormous prosecute for those things that's the corporate veil right there you know you get benefits from being a person a legal person you should be taxed as a result if you own a massive corporation and you lose everyone's money you should go to prison that's all for now but you can see whole segment featured say thanks and check out your t.v. you tube dot com slash started facebook same stuff on the end tweeted has. edward
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and eight from all of us here goodbye thank you for watching we'll see you next time shall. it's technology and innovation all the developments around russia we've got the huge earth covered.
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look who is around the world head out for the annual may day rallies with thousands are expected to march against poverty unemployment and cuts. bungled execution in oklahoma triggers human rights outrage and coals for greater transparency after a death row inmate dies of a massive heart attack after suffering a drawn out i can izing execution. and the military mystery in kiev ukraine's state god and police units hold nighttime drills in the capital but the defense ministry says it has nothing to do with them.
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this was a top headlines live from moscow it's aussie international for me rory sushi and the whole crew welcome to the program. people around the globe are preparing to march for workers' rights during annual may day rallies were showing and what are expected to be some of the main areas for protests activists want to step up the fight against cuts and poverty police in many areas are preparing for possible riots in lynn a day before the main rally around three thousand gathered for a two hour rally they were joined by over two thousand police to keep the situation back under control. now major demos are expected today all across europe our correspondents are all following the situation in the region. this square has seen mass protests in the past but today it's all about the celebration all the labor force some would argue still have much to celebrate. unemployment level stands up
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to twenty six point seven percent. and this is the euro zone average in some areas and the unemployment level is even. reach up to seventy five percent people here are desperate actually i've spoke to some of the people here on this where. nothing has changed it's happening all over again. the workers are still trying but so far nothing has been achieved this year it's more important than ever to celebrate may day so we can change what's going on across europe it's not just for greece it's a europe wide problem walking around here and some small can subpoena people i have to say there is definitely a sense of poverty and hopelessness with the numerous shops abandoned and vandalized unions in the country have called on people to gather and march towards parliament we're here watching the developments and hearing more people i have to
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say reporting from athens our marina artsy. well no access the people hailing throughout may day after authorities. on the traditional gathering here are not chilly many forms of transport to this part of the city have been suspended for the day now love to simulate and only gathering his. praise the locals love to be fooled the government will be facing these large anti government demonstrations filled with this corruption scandal none the less this is the end of much we feel crime in the. u.k. party secured victory at local elections now the prime minister himself has said it's all for the people here they want to see people absolutely clashing and protesting in the street for the very action of her. once again it's a ban on people coming out here to make a lot of angle ready and could well have been the instigator the thing exactly that take place today that we're going to be here on the ground bringing you all the
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late fifty's out the day but it's been celebrated in london for over a hundred and thirty years and according to the organizers it's all about promoting so look to our city and working class community so later on today a may day march will make its way right through this danger of the capital over to where i am now in trafalgar square comes on after a two day cheap. the city to a standstill so little surprise that the trade unions are expected to be out in food for. resting against government cuts to public services state changes when we'll bring you the march as it takes place here in berlin the may day demonstrations got underway a day earlier with a small demonstration taking place on wednesday evening by a group of capitalist organizations they were taking part in a macho against what they see as the overt gentrification of the city of berlin
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many people have moved into the city over the last few years and that's driven it runs through the roof in some areas and resulted in some forced evictions in others now these organizations say that those two factors are akin to social exclusion in some cases even racism now a long time ago that referred to his city is poor but sexy but as far as these people are concerned there's nothing sexy when you're just poor. a lot of this month the europeans head to the polls and it's expected that many will opt for. parties the open europe a think tank says hardline skeptics could get almost thirty percent of the vote is one of them the leader of the right wing dutch freedom party you can catch his full interview in sofia and co later today on oxygen so much. we lost our identity we lost our national sovereignty to the european union an institution that really
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a lot of people in the west don't like so much anymore it became a political project instead of an economical corporation a free trade it changed into a kind of european superstate where politicians try to make foreign policy. economies in the e.u. are now seeing modest growth but the unemployment rate isn't going down any time soon a recent study show a majority of european business bosses are not planning to hire any more staff in the coming years athens based economist next krakow he predicts it will take europe at least a decade to get back on track well the policies of brussels have been a disaster for many nations and even as the european parliament said many european countries needed a doctor or surgeon they got a butcher slicing limbs off why should anyone really stick with it well it's a little bit too late to get off board now because it's already happened peri's not
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many other options for european governments they've tied themselves in to a bandwagon of fiscal reforms of fiscal cutbacks and so they need to keep promising that in the end everything will be alright but we all know the poverty and unemployment of liking indicators so it's going to take a good half decade at least to get back to the living standards of two thousand and nine it's not going to happen overnight there is a lot of political rhetoric that says things will become easier of a night but no one should buy into it. and may day demonstrate is already marching in the philippines they were naughty international we'll be closely following their rallies all around the world throughout the day when you live updates and of course expert opinion all here on r.t. and.
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by joining us here in the international today the death penalty debate in the united states has been reopened this following the bush to execution of an oklahoma inmate in fact it takes an average of six minutes for a prisoner to die off to receive a lethal injection clayton lockett however it took seven times as long he died an obvious i got a forty three minutes after he was administered the drugs were unimportant as this story. america is among the top five nations that lead the world in executions but a recent lethal injection gone bad the typical execution should take between about six and twelve minutes forty three minutes a van burst lines were closed because something was going so wrong is casting a spotlight on the inhumane methods behind capital punishment in the us the american public and the world is getting a close up and personal look at the death penalty as it really operates and what
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we're seeing is ugly on tuesday oklahoma inmate clean lockett died a slow and painful death after his lethal injection was administered witnesses say he was with the ring around for forty three minutes telling doctors something's wrong before eventually suffering a massive heart attack lockett began rising from entering its head and fortunately tried to speak in like a few numbers while the first two were inaudible but peter tyrer you could clearly hear it work. permit and it's based on. murder on part of it a record body shot or. according to reports the three drugs used to kill lockett are not primarily intended as execution drugs and come with a host of warnings about suppressing the respiratory system and causing heart trouble in recent years drug makers mostly in europe have stopped selling their medications to u.s. prisons because they don't want their products being used to kill individuals and
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as a result states have scrambled to find new suppliers and chemical recipes for executions in many cases officials refuse to disclose what strokes are being used and where they're coming from when the states are refusing to provide this kind of information the tragic results that we saw in oklahoma are what we're going to get in january and ohio inmate took twenty five minutes to die by injection gasping repeatedly as he laid on the stretcher in oklahoma another prisoner complained of feeling his whole body burning after being lethally injected the injections by the way are being administered by prison officials not medical professionals and medical community doctors in particular are prohibited by their ethical oath from participating in executions in this way and one of the issues that's come up over and over again is whether the people who are actually administering the drugs in
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gauging the execution have the training and and experience to do this in a way that is consistent with our constitution oklahoma has granted a two week halt to all executions but in many other states critics say experiments on death row inmates will carry on marina port naya r.t. new york. currently capital punishment is legal in thirty two states in america the most common method of injection is lethal injection about electrocution on the gas chamber of still allowed in some places right now there are over three thousand people on death row in the states and according to amnesty international a disproportionate number of them are from ethnic minorities or impoverished backgrounds. still to come here analyse international save the whistleblowers an increasingly red species activists in the u.k. over a petition on the doorstep of downing street calling for any which goes on covering
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uncomfortable truths to be made a crime. to the press. join me. into impartial and financial reporting commentary contribute and much much. only on the bus and on. the. technology innovation all the list of elements from around russia we've got this huge you're covered. i.
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want. to talk international thanks for joining us ukraine's state security and special forces have been holding military drills in the country's capital overnight it comes after the country's interim prime minister admitted that the government has no power to regain control of the rest of south buildings in it more than a dozen cities remain under control of pro autonomy activists and. she remains in
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the region. more and more local administration buildings and police stations in the south and east of the country are being taken over the city of gloucester where i am is just the latest what's strange is that people walk past these barricades without even costing them a second glance. many residents of the city do not consider the government in kiev to be illegitimate so to avoid provocations from those authorities and from the army the self-defense forces of the dinette screeching have taken over the city administration the situation is calm early on wednesday morning masked men took over the local administration building there was no violence and it's business as usual meanwhile the police station remains in the hands of federalization supporters it was taken over on april the fourteenth. we're now getting to the guards with the same has happened with possibly a number of both civilization checkpoints along the way. and here an hour's drive
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from go aloft is the city of lugansk pro autonomy advocates have taken over the government building as well as you can see there are bags of sand there are tires all the windows on the first floor of the building have been smashed and they have been reinforced with furniture sandbags and mattresses to try and defend the building against any possible attack by the ukrainian army the chief of staff of the ukrainian army is reportedly in the city talking to the governor universities are closed all students have been saying tome at the same time there are rumors that the right sector could be making its way here the city of lugansk it seems is preparing for clashes meanwhile in the square opposite this administration building the ukrainian flag has been lowered we're now crossing the tolerable chips about forty kilometers away where residents question if they too are going to take over
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the local administration building. we're heading back to it in its way awaiting on april the seventh the local government fell for the state on t.v. eastern ukraine. the international monetary fund has agreed to give ukraine a seventeen billion dollars loan with the first three billion being immediately available ahead of the organization also said imposing tougher sanctions against russia would only do the situation surrounding ukraine further than earlier this week the u.s. secretary of state criticized the e.u. for forcing kiev to make an uneasy choice between russia and europe we asked political expert lawrence freeman why washington and brussels don't appear to see eye to eye on ukraine anymore. what happens is that the united states is really the only major nuclear power outside of russia and the british political heat treated. russia as a global power to. create as i would call it it's cool to actually provoked it and
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it didn't happen so. they will be and it will be. trying to force the provocation the crew has a problem teaching against the russians in the european. press to this a lot of resistance from europe i think obama and president kerry have now realize that they're not going to get through now what they want. and u.s. congressman are trying to reinvigorate their forces for a global information war following events in ukraine pushing through a bill that essentially demands federally funded organizations like voice of america a fully in line with policy in washington journalist charlie mcgrath believes this is part of a wiring trend think the u.s. public broadcasters the so-called independent media in the united states is no such thing in the v.o.a. case you know it's it's taking something that's already known it's already
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a fact that they're going to sing the praises of whatever administration in power but you know it's going to make it an official policy you know i guess at this point i think the real coverup for the real story is how much of the establishment media in the united states right this six or seven corporations that control ninety plus percent of the information that's disseminated to the people this country how much of that is being influenced by this government you know to think that none of it is is absolutely ludicrous in my estimation is quite a bit of that is all about telling the party line you might have a little division here and there just so you can maintain your delusion of red team versus team but in reality it's always we're going to support the war we're going to support the next destabilization effort we're going to support the rhetoric that's coming out of the west inside ukraine crimea. website deadly drug resistant superbug is a grim reality for the latest world health organization report that means common
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treatable that infections can once again kill those details online right now. as is this story the u.s. run cuban twitter was sorting out users by their political beliefs moral and. social network there's a doctor you don't. write to see. first rate. and i would think that you're. on a reporter's. instrument. in . twenty minutes past the hour moscow time activists in support of whistleblowers have taken their petition to the doorstep of number ten downing street the documents signed by ten thousand people
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called on the u.k. government to make the victimize ation of whistleblowers a crime they want to shift the emphasis so its alleged wrongdoing to a prosecuted instead of those who want to cover their misdeeds. is one of those who went to downing street and told me what. i was the whistle blow for the biggest disaster in south african history and i view that whistle on the sense within a listed company in south africa as a listed company was on the johannesburg stock exchange and as the group to asia i discovered the. stakeholders fund this. and that supplied me to find my voice to speak out against it. and in so doing my. life changed irrevocably they are after whether it actually goes into the shredder with the compost pile we're not one hundred percent certain but the but the exciting thing about this and the thing that we need to hang our heads of hope
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on is that it's opened a conversation it's coming from the perspective of the whistleblower who are often victimized or most often victimized and as a result of that victimization it prevents the other people from speaking out in future. let's get some other international headlines in brief time now at least ten children are among those killed off the car rolled ball hit an elementary school in the syrian city of aleppo rebel forces posted an unverified video online that claims to show the government was behind the attack comes just days after al qaeda linked terrorist groups and some of them took responsibility for attacks on government controlled cities that killed more than a hundred. flooding caused by heavy downpours pummeled the southeast of america destroying roads and bridges in just one day about sixty
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centimeters of rain fell that's a good of the usual amount for an entire year. part of a storm system that has already brought hail thunderstorms and building crushing tornadoes that killed thirty seven. for now iraqis have voted in the first parliamentary elections since u.s. troops withdrew from the country but did so against a background of death and chaos even heavy security was not enough to stop the bloodshed voting in parts of the country council due to violence and dozens of attacks left at least fourteen people dead on the day many targeting polling booths the results of the vote will be released later this month we did risk expert daniel wagner for his predictions on the outcome of. violence of course is the very much a part of the landscape throughout iraq and it's only natural that there would be a very violent outcome from this election the violence is the worst it's been since two thousand and seven there were more than two thousand deaths just in the first
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quarter of two thousand and fourteen that spiraling out of control it's the worst that it's been since american the coalition forces left iraq i don't see how it's going to get any better unless there were. some reason to believe that there was a fundamental shift in how. power is projected in iraq i don't see any how to improve our time now for the money makers in the bank has to run for cover it comes next kaiser a kaiser report. says
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critics of the try to claim the same people are going to continue to give much more to the story taking everybody to. somehow make no law no weapon. of my own life but hey. most of us think this society all times. these cases most elite moments. sometimes for nothing which. is so we have a tendency. to it's not just about still we can still be just if you see a stage eight look to be. but each other's. strengths . there's
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a media leave us so we leave the baby. by the sea potions to cure the play your party is evil. push use that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from it's all on politicking only on our t.v. . exactly what happened that day i don't know but a woman i killed. piers later is when i got arrested for. for a crime i did not do. we have numerous cases where police officers lie about polygraph results. innocent people to confess the police officers don't beat people anymore i mean it just doesn't happen really. in the course of interrogation why because there's been this is like meant no because the psychological techniques are more effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse and they were off
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taking they could do what they wanted they can say what they wanted and there was no evidence of what they did or what they said. i know c.n.n. the m s n b c news have taken some slightly but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate. that was funny but it's closer to the truth and might take. off. goods because one whole attention and the mainstream media work side by side the joke is actually on here. at our teen years we have a different brain. because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not laughing dammit i'm not i. have.
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got a sense of the jokes that will hand out to me that i've got. welcome to the kaiser report banks guys are in world war three point zero save us from great depression two point zero stacey now speaking of great depression we're seeing the signs of it across america despite all of the financial news in america only reporting on the positive stuff what you really see across america is the things that you also saw during the first great depression which is like the illegalization the criminalization of homelessness for example so i want to turn back to what ben bernanke said before he became fed reserve chairman and this is
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a speech to the f.r.b. in two thousand and four called money gold in the great depression he wrote other features of the one thousand nine hundred thirty three decline included a sharp deflation the economy improved after franklin d. roosevelt inauguration in march one nine hundred thirty three but unemployment remained in the double digits for the rest of the decade full recovery arriving only with the advent of world war two yeah well interesting bits there because remember back in the twenty's and thirty's you had the stock market bubble of the twenty's followed by the bust followed by the depression what's different about this era is that you've got the depression and the stock market bubble happening concurrently simultaneously that's the. financial engineering and the apartheid interest rate wall which is allowed for a depression to go on in much of america and in much of the u.k. and around the world while the asset holders are making incredible bubble like
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a mega zillions based on the appreciation of those assets which they can then use as collateral i see in the u.k. for example a new bank has just opened up where the top one percent of the top one percent can pledge yachts and monet's and fine jewelry. to get a loan of say pawn shop for a guillotine heirs because they can't get the kind of money they want of the bank because it's all tied up in these assets now we see across europe double digit unemployment rates in america if they actually counted all the unemployed they would also have double digit unemployment rates so not only do we have all across the middle east and war now also war starting in europe but obama has now made his asia pivot and we know that by two thousand and twenty they're expected to have. a two thirds of all u.s. naval fleets will be in asia for humanitarian purposes they say well it's wheat from b.b.c.
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us president barack obama assures japan disputed islands covered by bilateral defense treaty so there he is in japan last week and he was trying to basically saber rattle he was trying to. call a saber rattling over these uninhabited islands an uninhabited island out in the middle of the east china sea to comes along to i think down the canal i can hear the barge no. chicken so much. anyway the asia pivot is what these sequel to the failed war on terror is i mean it's pivoting from the war on terror which was a hoax to begin with as just a way to make a lot of people lot of money for no particular reason to asia and the ukraine i mean is that what it's all about i mean there's always pivoting from well from the analysis i've read in the mainstream media here what they consider pro-american they think this is a good thing because they say america is the declining empire and all of the power wealth is moving to the east so it makes sense for the america to go there to
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secure those assets over there for those people of course it's just humanitarian mission all the unemployed americans are just sending their their military over there just to help those people it's not to secure any sort of you know trade deal this is a repeat of the. british strategy which we all finally remember now is the opium wars i mean i remember obama was an avid pot smoker and college of those great photos of him puffing down at a big spliff i mean as he figured mrs asia pivot strategy to get china hooked on opium again except he's going to get him hooked on what cheap credit cheap quantitative easing what's he going to asia in return for all the money that they're sitting on that they took from selling crap by walmart what's his asia pivot as you going to convince china that is this it will be a more point two point zero i think it's the asia pivot on the one hand is to contain china not to help china anyways to contain china we already have our puppets like japan and malaysia and indonesia and all those sort of people that
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will give us what we want but here they want to contain china so what a lot of policy by the us is to contain china to make sure they don't rival that there's never any an arrival that could emerge to compete with the us but there us also the other issue is this t p p which is the trans-pacific partnership which a lot of the nations that are supposed to sign this the twelve asian nations and pacific region nations so chile from chile to japan to malaysia to vietnam they're all like supposed to sign this deal right within the united states here some of the they're reluctant to sign it there so america is proposed t p p buyer beware despite all of obama's charm the rosiest projections say that the t p p will raise incomes among the parties to the treaty by a mere zero point three percent of g.d.p. in two thousand and twenty five so all these people that they're trying to convince to sign this deal even with their own rosy projections it's only going to increase
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their g.d.p. zero point three percent now that made me think of another story in the news of the past week that we've covered this decline of the american middle class versus canada and europe and this tweet shows increasing me. in income since two thousand and britain up twenty percent canada up twenty percent us up zero point three percent the same number so they're trying to make everybody american where you're only going to increase by zero point three percent all that other twenty percent that would have been shared amongst the population of the favored corporations and this t.p. deal the financial services organizations in particular and hollywood and copyright industry that's definitely an idea of containing china at this point after you opened the pandora's box of china with the world trade organization entry during clinton years now they're going to do an about face and say no now we're shutting that door and we're going to open the door here for these asian countries that we like like japan and by the way here is buyer of our u.s.
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government bonds china is a seller of our u.s. government bonds china started to russia and iran we don't like that because we want to be over there over there near fukushima getting as much radioactive sushi as we possibly gun it doesn't make any sense of course that that and whatever think it would well speaking of radioactive sushi what has destroyed the global economy is radioactive weapons of mass financial destruction as warren buffett called them so these are the things that are they're going to be forced to take and this is part of the reason in fact the largest reason why these nations don't want to sign the deal at the moment is that they will have no control they will have to take jamie diamond's weapons of mass financial destruction and they can do nothing to contain it so should the fukushima jamie diamond derivatives meltdown they cannot build any barrier around it they cannot try to stop the toxins from leaking out this is what the deal would do so then they would not be able to stop it ok so to put this into historical context you have the two thousand and eight financial blow up and there was no reform there was only
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a doubling down that the banks way and fact increase the amount of derivatives around the world to try to support the zombie banks like j.p. diamond and his j.p. morgan bank and then a few years later when they ran out of suckers they introduced in the tepee paid to go to countries around asia and say look. as part of doing trade with you we're going to protect you against the you know china down the the enemy and yesterday was the good guys you get but you had to quit pro quo is you've got to take all of our terrible derivatives if you go take all of our hollywood movies at the owners copyright laws that go against free speech and go against the constitution and that's that's the deal and because in no way are we ever going to reform the banks from ever staying within their means and doing business in a way that's not outside of all known practices good practices as a relates to banking because the banks have a gun to read i'm appeasing the banks i'm an idiot i'm barack obama join me in my quest to be irrelevant well this is what yes that's what i'm saying is that they're
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stoking war between japan and china and order so that the u.s. says to pan you won't sign this deal you had your protectionist sign our deal otherwise you're going to go to war with china look at what happened in the ukraine remember yannick over still elected president was debating whether or not to sign this even deal or go to your asian economic area what to deal to sign and when he started to move towards this ration deal. war breaks out so it's like either side the trade deal or war happens those that that's how this empire runs you know it's amazing talk about pivots it's amazing or linchpins it's amazing how scholars are haves and seem to fit into the geo political reality that we are all subject to be involved with because not only is hollywood protecting images of scarlett johansson naked and that's why they totally override the constitution that's why they totally introduce draco nian copyright laws because the hollywood industry as
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exemplified by the leak of those photos where the guy who leaked those photos was like thrown into a dungeon for twenty years because the copyright laws sacrosanct and all the idea of sharing information is considered evil you know david frum the speech writer. a regular called the evil copyright abusers or something like that simultaneously she's involved the soda stream in which it plays into the whole palestinian middle eastern israeli for a couple or for a coffee moment i'm so interested i can fulfill. enough a lawful i got to falafel wonderful mixed up maybe i could be a new closing it up here on the high street kerfuffle feel so going back to this t p p deal on the asia pivot so finally on this the what is really happening with obama in asia as obama visits p.p.p. countries new obama administration report targets their public interest policies as trade barriers to be eliminated so in two thousand and fourteen national trade estimate report published earlier this month by the office of the u.s.
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trade representative the u.s. t.r. says the policies of other t.p. nations criticized by the three hundred eighty four page us to your report include new zealand's popular health programs to control medicine costs in australian law to prevent offshoring that consumers private health data japan's pricing system that reduces the cost of medical devices vietnam's post-crisis regulations requiring banks to hold adequate capital prue's policies favoring generic versions of expensive biologic medicines canada's patent standards or crying that a medicines utility should be demonstrated in order to obtain monopoly patent rights and mexico's sugary beverage tax and junk food tax so they're not allowing them to have any public interest domestic public national interest though they hail like democracy give those people the vote they can vote but they're actually getting no rights in fact in malaysia and brunei for example they're going to try to force them to accept imports of alcohol even though they're majority muslim and they don't want alcohol in their country they're like well too bad you sign this
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deal right again we've talked about on the show that the corporate lobbyist efforts for t p p is a law that is a rotting above all sovereign laws of all nations doesn't matter what your religion is doesn't matter what your country is doesn't matter what your flag or president is this new corporate law that protects copyright is now your new reality and. backing it up with the pentagon and the other side of the copyright cartel is something called the public domain the public domain is what's being destroyed with the incorporation of all we hold dear it lent air freedom of speech freedom of thought it's all being cooperate ties corporate ties financial lies well we've got to go gotta go see a layer x. all right all states of us are going to have a whole lot more. crosstalk
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rules in effect going to you can jump in anytime you want. exactly what happened that day i don't know but a woman i killed. piers later is when i got arrested for. for a crime i did not do. we have numerous cases where police officers lie about
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polygraph results. innocent people taking shots to the police officers don't beat people anymore i mean it just doesn't happen really. in the course of interrogation why because there's been this is like meant no because the psychological techniques are more effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse and they were off taking they could get what they wanted they could say what they wanted and there was no evidence of what they did or what they said. put it under full strong arm and why should these banking news polish face i think you know.
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a pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i'm sure. i know c.n.n. the m s n b c news have taken some not slightly but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate. that was funny but it's closer to the truth and might think. it's because one call attention and the mainstream media works side by side the joke is actually on. and our team we have to print. because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not laughing dammit i'm not going.
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to the jokes i will handle the. welcome back to the kaiser report imax guys are time now to go to shanghai and speak with dan collins of the china money report dot com dan welcome back to the kaiser report thanks max good to be back all right dan the asia pivot how is obama's pivot being portrayed in the local media and i want to know what is a pivot as a war threat a good time to what's going on. yeah so-called asian pivot over here in china they really refer to it as the china containment strategy from the obama administration as basically and new policy put in place going back to about two thousand and five
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by american military planners basically to try to encircle china. they've signed agreements with the philippines we have no access to philippine bases we haven't had in decades we're stationing troops in darwin australia we've got a thousand there now our head of twenty five hundred we're trying to talk to philip to the vietnam and malaysia we're trying to basically create a group allies around the asia pacific region to try to bottle up and contain china we call it the asia pivot strategy military planners are on record about talking about putting sixty percent of our naval assets in asia pacific sixty percent of our air force bases outside the united states will be in asia pacific so basically the military planners now after twelve years of fruitless wars in iraq and afghanistan are kind of sensing the end of the the so-called war on terror and
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they're looking for the next cash cow which is going to be china because they finally have a credible superpower with which to justify military budgets for. right this is kind of the point i made the first half of the show that the end of the war on terror has is over it's a it's been proven to be a hoax for the most part it was a huge black hole of money it consumed trillions of dollars of a lot of people rich it impoverished the country and then the funny thing about this trying to pivot is that it wasn't under clinton and the world trade organization there where they want china in they want to under the tent they want to mean that they're buddies that so within just of this short period of time the u.s. is saying you know you're not our friend we don't want to be with you anymore we want the vietnamese we want these are the people it is it is it that callous is it that ridiculously obtuse is it insane is it appears insane to me the people in china what do they make of this is it what do they make of obama's strategy to to
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me it seems insane what are they thinking. well it's just you know i guess you know after decades of american foreign policy being so bizarre it's almost par for the course you know you're actually right on the disconnect i mean american business leaders. in the in the pentagon planners are not totally opposite of on what they think about china you know general motors sells more cars in china than they do the united states you know thirty forty percent of corporate power profits for american multinationals in one way come from china either selling into china or manufacturing out of china so it's absolutely bizarre situation to side with some of these countries like vietnam who we had a war with or japan and korea that have. totally blocked access to any american products and we're going to side with them now and try to go after china and it really is just the next cash cow to justify you know seven hundred billion dollars military but it's not i think what obama leaves office and they go in there they're
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going to find a meth lab because he's like a guy who's on math he's tweaking all the time he just can't egos from he's just done a ransack the neighborhood for that as for who knows what the guys and say now at the same time that obama is trying to strong arm japan and south korea into signing this transpacific partnership trade deal of course which is very friendly to us corporations give us corporations of rights above and beyond the sovereignty of any of these countries does these countries like south korea and japan know that they're signing a deal that lets american corporations sue them if they feel that they're getting in the way of american corporations then yeah well the t t p p as you mention is really the economic arm of the asian pivot strategy and it's basically done to exclude china if you look at who's involved in t p p is everyone around china except china so china is obviously quite upset with it but in terms of japan and
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south korea you know they are. already have zero percent duty access to u.s. markets and as i mentioned you know japan will buy south korean products so korea won't buy japanese products neither one of them want to buy american products so i don't see him signing any i don't see of signing the agreement and haven't he and you know we're so intrigued to u.s. corporations right dana same to america wants to push china into the arms of russia and iran to strengthen that shanghai cooperation organization which has been really this new trade zone outside of the u.s. dollar so is this just going to force is this just pushing china into the arms of russia and iran even more and isn't that strategically a huge blunder. yeah absolutely i mean it is seems like we're reliving the one nine hundred thirty s. where we're getting in tangled in alliances and setting up blocks against other blocks and you know russia and china absolutely in the last five to seven years as
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a route has been working together russian oil is now priced in r. and b. to china. chinese renminbi is now carried as reserves all across the world they are foreseen the internationalization of the renminbi and they're forcing them both both countries to work together as a you know a counterweight to the two united states which is really out of control on foreign policy all right dan let's talk about the chinese economy and their currency which of course a lot of people were thinking that the currency was going to rise it's now back to fall ing and there's a lot of questions about g.d.p. in china slowing down the official numbers have it slowing down the unofficial numbers have it slowing down even more what's going on there if the chinese g.d.p. is up twenty five times since one thousand nine hundred you know up from three hundred fifty seven billion to one thousand four trillion last year with that being
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said we probably have very little to any real economic growth in the last couple years china has had to clamp down on many areas of the economy you can't buy a second home you have to get a quarter to buy a car now these kind of things that plant try to clamp down on inflation which wasn't officially at eight nine ten percent last several years but china economically is muddling through it's trying to rebalance its economy massive debt problems exist with local governments and some local in sectors such as renewable energies in steel massive deaths in steel sector basically anywhere where the government has gotten involved in trying to do central planning still they've created massive areas of problems for the economy so i see them as continue to model through they'll continue to try. rebalance the end of the day they have massive currency reserves you know half the homes here have been paid for in cash now usually cars are still paid for in cash here so i state see them finally getting through it the good news for them is unlike the united states the economy
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is based on real productive activity whereas opposed the united states is just purely government spending and credit and debt debt it's an interesting story most of china's billionaires are either senior party leaders or related to senior party leaders but they're now committing suicide at a faster rate than senior bankers even in the west you know the west we hear about all these bankers committing suicide i think officially there's fourteen of these suicide bankers and there's a few more kind of related but in china apparently there's a whole much to worse rash of suicides amongst senior party officials what's going on there dan. well max we can top you over here we have fifty four officials now that have been reportedly has been suicided or drank himself to death and that's just in the last year twelve months so what's going on is basically a political purge and using corruption as a tool to get rid of some of the political enemies of the current administration so
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what happened when she jinping the current premier came into power he promised to go after the tigers and the flies the flies being low level bureaucrats are stealing tens of thousands to mill to a few million and then the tires which are guys right up at the top of the economy and top of the government we saw last year marriage on chink bolshie lie indicated in the death of british businessman sends a life in prison and cost these cost get over a billion dollars of his assets it was top twenty five government official in china . recent breaking news which is really interesting is john young standing party member. giada fired face guy minister of public security top nine public official in china has disappeared three hundred of his family's relatives associates have been question or detained and reuters is reporting up to fifteen billion dollars of his personal wealth has been confiscated so either the
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question is or any clean officials answer probably not but the ones that are going down are the political enemies of the current administration so as people may have seen end of the movie godfather and something similar that was going on all right that's on the side of going to keep track of that now you have a post on the china money report called slave revolt in the middle kingdom tell us about the recent strikes them. yeah the people in the west may have trouble getting shoes so some of the shoe factories here especially in the so don't one province they cloistered forty fifty thousand people the workers you know after years of living through ten twelve hour work days you know we all know the foxconn scandals that happened last year people jumping off the roofs nowadays this recent strikes are spreading nationwide people are demanding higher wage raises so the good news for america is that chinese wages are going up at some point they're going to be able to compete the bad news for america is that at some point they're going to be
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able to compete on low cost labor with china right so you've got suicides in the factories for a while mom had to put the suicide nets but looks like the workers are getting a higher wages so the executives are committing suicide so maybe the suicide is moving up the ranks so they cut the cracks at the top and maybe not so many suicides for the wades workers at the bottom i don't think think they should put up a suicide that's around these wall street banks down there goldman sachs and j.p. morgan it out you know that would be the humanitarian thing to do you know just a lot of splat a sidewalk it's not very pretty but then again it does make for good t.v. now many of the young middle class call themselves this is very instinct and they call themselves male pubic hair which is a euphemism for losers an angry working class and a disenchanted middle class is often the recipe for revolution what is the epistomological derivation of this phrase male pubic hair i don't know if you've
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heard it or not but what's that all about then well this is a recent slaying term probably about more than a year old. it also sounds likes this is sound like death so it also means you're called the pew bore also release that you're did so. last year they were called tribe they call them so we're really a tribe we're like worker ants all we do is work. a lot of these guys there's a lot of social dissolution you know people are disillusioned in china. you know with economic progress has also come increased hopes and ambitions and even though these lot of these people are college educated very smart capable speak english they still work for very low wages worked very hard hours and let leads to greater social disillusionment. revolutionary speaking you know china has been anything but stable last fifty sixty years it has been stable but you know who knows when that
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could change you see riots daily different chinese cities over small issues of corruption are the biggest thing and that's why you see the government cracking down on corruption and we've got about ten seconds left and so on the revolution and that was there one hundred being the highest probability what would what rate would you give it we have about ten seconds left in china probably a thirty eight to thirty thirty thirty at one hundred are on the revolution and that's dan calls proprietary revolution and experts and ok dan thanks so much for being on the kaiser report thanks max and that's going to do it for this edition of the kaiser report with me max kaiser and stacy herbert i'd like to thank our guest dan collins of the town of money report if you like to get in touch to it as a kaiser report and i stand by oh. my. it's probably the most
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complex and difficult to get to. the phenomenon of friendly fire probably extends back to the invention of gunpowder . for money but there are problems there. premis there are any us people. right now reading. this some of them shoots my brother in the leg not intentional because of it because it was night times four in the morning even the best given the mesh shoulders. are going to make mistakes is this whole idea of brotherhood an author and an end and camaraderie in this sense it was in this context it has absolutely no place.
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walkers around the world head out for the annual may day rallies with thousands expected to march against poverty unemployment and cuts. a bungled execution in oklahoma triggers human rights. greater transparency after a death row inmate dies of a massive heart attack after suffering and drawn out agony. and a military mystery in kiev ukraine state godam police units hold nighttime drills in the capital but the defense ministry says it has nothing to do with that.
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talk world headlines live from moscow it's r.t. international for me rory sushi in the entire news team thanks for joining us today people around the world are preparing to march for workers' rights during annual may day rallies were showing what are expected to be some of the main areas for the demonstrations activists want to step up the fight against cuts and property while police in many areas are preparing for possible riots in berlin a day before the main rally around three thousand gathered for a two hour rally they were joined by over two thousand police to keep the situation under control. and a major demos are expected today all across europe our correspondents are following the situation well in all the major cities. this square has seen mass protests in the past but today it's all about the celebration all for labor no of course some would argue that greeks don't have much to celebrate at the moment unemployment
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mormon level signs up twenty six point seven percent as of february and this is twice the euro zone's average on what's more in some areas in the country the unemployment level among the youth is even higher and can reach up to seventy five percent people here or desperate. nothing has changed it's happening all over again . there was a still trying but so far nothing has been achieved this year it's more important than ever to celebrate may day so we can change what's going on across europe it's not just for greece it's a europe wide problem unions in the country have called on people to gather and march towards parliament we're here watching the developments and hearing what people have to say reporting from athens armoring a call survivor artsy well known access to people in jail in taxing throughout may day after thirty to shoot a ban on the traditional gathering here not chilly many bowls of triumphal to this part of the city had been suspended for the day now love to simulate only gathering
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his body mass graves has been a call for last year we full the government will be facing the large anti-government demonstrations filled with this corruption scandal none the less this year at the end of march we saw the prime minister. take a party secure victory at local elections now the prime minister himself has said the band that people here don't want this is the people and police clashing of protesting in the street but the very act. people coming out here is provoked a lot of anger ready and could well have been the instigator the thing exactly that take place today that we're going to be here on the ground bringing you all the latest throughout the day here in berlin the may day demonstrations going under way a day earlier with a seventh straight taking place or wednesday evening by a group of humpty capitalist organizations a long time ago that referred to his city is poor but sexy but as far as these
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people are concerned there's nothing sexy when you're just poor but it's been celebrated in london for a hundred and thirty years and according to the organizers it's all about promoting solo darity and working class unity so later on today a may day march will make its way right through the center of the capital over to where i am now in trafalgar square now it comes off to a two day cheap strike that brought the city to a standstill so little surprise that the trade unions are expected to be out in full force flexing their muscles i'm protesting against government cuts to public services stage when we'll bring you the march as it takes place later this month europeans head to the polls at six many will opt for and see e.u. parties the open europe think tank says every third voter will support hardline
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skeptics and here's one of them the leader of the right wing dutch freedom party you can catch is full interview this friday here on r.t. international. we lost our identity we lost our national sovereignty to the european union an institution that really a lot of people in the west don't like so much anymore it became a political project instead of an economical corporation a free trade it changed into a kind of european superstate where politicians try to make foreign policy. economies in the e.u. we're now seeing modest growth but the unemployment rate isn't going down anytime soon a recent study show a majority of european business bosses are not planning to hire any more staff in the coming years athens based economist nick scrap house he predicts it will take europe well at least a decade to get back on track. well the policies of brussels have been
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a disaster for many nations and even as the european parliament said many european countries needed a doctor or surgeon they got a butcher slicing only. why should anyone really stick with it well it's a little bit too late to get off board now because it's already happened there is not many other options for european governments playing tied themselves in to a bandwagon of fiscal reforms of fiscal compact and so they need to keep promising that in the end dave the thing will be all right but we all know the poverty and unemployment of liking indicators so it's going to take a good half decade at least to get back to the living standards of two thousand and nine it's not going to happen overnight there is a lot of political rhetoric that says things will become easier of a night but no one should buy into it. may day demonstrators are already marching in the philippines we'll be closely following the rallies around the world
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throughout the day bringing you live updates and expert opinion all here on anti international. thanks for joining us here on r.t. international the death penalty debate in the united states has reopened this following the botched execution of an oklahoma inmate in fact it takes an average of six minutes for a prisoner to die after that they receive a lethal injection with clayton lockett however it took seven times as long he died in agony forty three minutes after being administered the drugs are investing. america is among the top five nations that lead the world in executions but a recent lethal injection gone bad the typical execution should take a big. about six and twelve minutes forty three minutes
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a van burst lines were closed because something was going so wrong is casting a spotlight on the inhumane methods behind capital punishment in the us the american public and the world is getting a close up and personal look at the death penalty as it really operates and what we're seeing is ugly on tuesday oklahoma inmate clinton lockett died a slow and painful death after his lethal injection was administered witnesses say he was with the ring around for forty three minutes telling doctors something's wrong before eventually suffering a massive heart attack lockett began arriving from. particularly tried to speak in lycopene arms as well the first two or inaudible but the third time he could clearly hear it work. permit and it's based on. part of it on the body shutter. according to reports the three drugs used to kill
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lockett are not primarily intended as execution drugs and come with a host of warnings about suppressing the respiratory system and causing heart trouble in recent years drug makers mostly in europe have stopped selling their medications to u.s. prisons because they don't want their products being used to kill individuals as a result states have scrambled to find new suppliers and chemical recipes for executions in many cases officials refuse to disclose what struggles are being used and where they're coming from when the states are refusing to provide this kind of information the tragic results that we saw in oklahoma are what we're going to get in january and ohio inmate took twenty five minutes to die by injection gasping repeatedly as he laid on the stretcher in oklahoma another prisoner complained of feeling his whole body burning after being lethally injected the injections by the way are being administered by prison officials not medical professionals and
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medical community doctors in particular are prohibited by their ethical oath from participating in executions in this way and one of the issues that's come up over and over again is whether the people who are actually administering the drugs in gauging the execution have the training and and experience to do this in a way that is consistent with our constitution oklahoma has granted a two we call to all executions but in many other states critics say experiments on death row inmates will carry on marina port naya r.t. new york currently capital punishment is legal in thirty two states and the us of the most common method of execution is lethal injection but electrocution and the gas chamber are still allowed in some places right now there are over three thousand people on death row in america and here in oxy international we spoke to managing editor of the prison legal news
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a magazine reporting on criminal justice he says the government needs to disclose information on where the drugs for executions are coming from. there's no question that bad things are happening or resulting from the use of these new and largely untested drugs that the government is not providing information on where they got them or in some cases what the drugs are the state reports that it is executing people on behalf of the public to keep the public safe as part of the the public criminal justice system and so on if that's the case then the public has a right to know. what drugs they're using and what the effects of the drugs are and where those drugs came from the notion that our government can execute people basically in secret using drugs that they're not disclosing where they got them from or what the drugs are is a great moral issue still to come here and off the international save the whistleblower was an increasingly rare species. in the u.k.
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how dover a petition on the doorstep of downing street calling for any witch hunt against those uncovering uncomfortable truths to be made a crime details on that after a very short. little. technology innovation. developments around russia we. covered. this immediately though so we need to be. part of the see bush and see your. party is able to do is that no one is there with big big you deserve answers from. politics.
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your friend post a photo from a vacation you can't. be different. the boss repeats the same old joke of course. your ex-girlfriend still tense tear jerking poetry. nora's. we post only what really matters. to your facebook. if you're just joining us welcome to the program. ukraine's state security and special forces have been holding military drills in the country's capital overnight it comes off of the country's interim prime minister admitted that the government has no power to regain control of the rest of southeast of buildings in more than a dozen cities remain under control of pro autonomy activists and. she's still in
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the region. more and more local administration buildings and police stations in the south and east of the country are being taken over the city of gloucester where i am is just the latest what's strange is that people walk past these barricades without even cost him a second glance. many residents of the city do not consider the government in kiev to be illegitimate so to avoid provocations from those authorities and from the army the self-defense forces of the net screeching have taken over the city administration the situation is calm early on wednesday morning masked men took over the local administration building there was no violence and it's business as usual meanwhile the police station remains in the hands of federalization supporters it was taken over on april the fourteenth. we're now getting to the gods where the same has happened to the fossil fuel number of both civilization checkpoints along the way. and here an hour's drive from go aloft is the city
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of lugansk wipro autonomy advocates have taken over the government building as well as you can see there are bags of sand there are tires all the windows on the first floor of the building have been smashed and they have been reinforced with furniture sandbags and mattresses to try and defend the building against any possible attack by the ukrainian army the chief of staff of the ukrainian army is reportedly in the city talking to the governor universities are closed all students have been saying tome at the same time there are rumors that the right sector could be making its way here the city of lugansk it seems is preparing for clashes meanwhile in the square opposite this administration building the ukrainian flag has been lowered we're now crossing the taliban chaves about forty kilometers away . question that they too are going to take
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a look at ministration building. but heading back today it's a way away beyond any of the seven the local government fell for the state on t.v. is to get paid. by the international monetary fund has agreed to give ukraine a seventeen billion dollar loan with the first three billion being immediately available the head of the organization also said imposing tougher sanctions against russia would only darrelle the situation surrounding ukraine even further and earlier this week the u.s. secretary of state criticized the e.u. for forcing kiev to make an uneasy choice between russia and europe we asked political expert lawrence freeman why washington and brussels no longer appear to see eye to eye on the price. is that the united states is really the only major nuclear power outside of russia and the british do you have political heat treat your eyes to defeat russia as a global power to. create and with cooler heads to actually prove that
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it didn't happen so the little piece. of go along with they would be you and you would be. trying to force the application prevents a proper teaching against the russians in the europeans are split on this president and there's a lot of resistance from europe i think obama and president kerry have now you eyes that they're not going to get through now what they want and u.s. congressman are trying to reinvigorate their forces for a global information war following the events in ukraine that pushing through a bill that essentially demands federally funded organisations like the voice of america are fully in line with policy in washington journalist charlie mcgrath believes this is part of a wiring trend think the us public broadcasters the so-called independent media in the united states is no such thing in the b.o.h.
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case you know it's it's taking something that's already. it's already a fact that they're going to sing the praises of whatever administration in power but you know it's going to make it in an official policy now i guess at this point i think the real coverup for the real story is how much of the establishment media in the united states right six or seven corporations that control ninety plus percent of the information that's disseminated to the people this country how much of that is being influenced by this government you know to think that none of it is is absolutely ludicrous and my estimation is quite a bit of that is all about toeing the party line you might have a little division here and there just so you can maintain your delusion of red team versus blue team but in reality it's always we're going to support the war we're going to support the next to save the stabilization effort we're going to support the rhetoric that's coming out of the west inside ukraine crimea. now on our website for you this hour deadly drug resistant super bugs are now a grim reality according to the latest world health organization report that means
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common treatable infections kind of once again kill it those details on our website right now. this story the u.s. run twitter was sorting out users by their political orientation moral what some call a scandalous social network as president you don't. write the same. first rate. and i would think that you're. on our reporters would. be in the. are not far off from the oxy world update for now though activists in support of whistleblowers who are hounded for revealing uncomfortable truths have taken
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a petition to the doorstep of number ten downing street. go to the government officials to report corruption and they get the door slammed in their face document signed by ten thousand people and calls on the u.k. government to make the victimized whistleblowers a crime they want to shift the emphasis so it's alleged wrongdoer prosecuted instead of those uncovering the misdeeds when the addison is one of those who went to downing street here told us why. i was the whistle blow for the biggest disaster in south african history when i visit whistle on the sense within a listed company in south africa and the list of company was on the johannesburg stock exchange and as the group treasurer i discovered the me. well of stakeholders funds. and that supplied me too to find my voice to speak out against it. and in so doing my life changed irrevocably they
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often whether it actually goes into the shrader with a compost pile we're not one hundred percent serious but the but the exciting thing about the sun the thing that we need to hang our heads of hope on is that it's opened a conversation it's coming from the perspective of the whistleblower who often victimized most often victimized and as a result of the exit to my zation it prevents the other people from speaking out in future ok to syria to open up the outside world up to it where at least ten children are among those killed after a bomb or set of the bomb set in the elementary school in the syrian city of aleppo rebel forces posted an unverified video online that claims to show the government was behind the attack it comes just days after an al qaeda linked terrorist group took responsibility for attacks on government controlled cities that killed well
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over a hundred. flooding caused by heavy downpours it has pummeled the southeast of america by destroying loads of roads and bridges in just one day about sixty centimeters of rain fell that's a good of the usual amount for an entire year it's part of a storm system that's already brought hail thunderstorms and building crushing tornadoes that have left at least thirty seven people dead. iraqis have voted in the first parliamentary elections since u.s. troops withdrew from the country but did so against a background of death and chaos even heavy security was not enough to stop the bloodshed with voting in parts of the country council due to violence dozens of attacks left at least fourteen people dead on the day many targeting polling booths the results of the vote will be released later this. we had a chance to ask a risk expert daniel wagner his predictions on the outcome. violence of course is
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he very much a part of the landscape throughout iraq and it's only natural that there would be a very violent outcome from this election the violence is the worst it's been since two thousand and seven there were more than two thousand deaths just in the first quarter of two thousand and fourteen it's by rolling out of control it's the worst that it's been since american the coalition forces left iraq i don't see how it's going to get any better unless there were. some reason to believe that there was a fundamental shift in how power is projected in iraq i don't see any happy ending . it's also international law from moscow i'm real research i thank you for joining us on this thursday i'll step aside not happy martin recognize that just a moment. jeffrey
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chapman from kansas is going on trial for murder but he is very afraid of jury prejudice is it because the jury is full of racists or has some sort of vested interest in seeing him get locked away no it is because he is a giant tattoo on his neck of the word murder written backwards wiser and backwards so he could read it in the mirror. nowadays we live in a total culture of almost complete and titled it so naturally chapman wants to leave jail on a special trip to a tattoo parlor to get the ugly ink changed or removed yeah because he did something stupid his appearance now it is the obligation of the government to help him fix the problem. and he created often on these opinion pieces i am very critical of the government but this time the man is totally right you can't just
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take everyone on special trips across town so they can look good for their trial it isn't the state's fault that he has the word murder on his neck the prosecutors even said that chapman that it would be ok if he covered it up with something like a stylish girl for dapper turtleneck sweater it is not the job of the government to help you get rid of your very stupid and very incriminating tattoo but fashion just my opinion. of the middle east peace process this afternoon news is proud of this tremendous challenge to the peaceful dr to chart the best. stop this way if you like minister benjamin netanyahu. really does hold the peace process with close. to us the life we now cross direct to gaza to check the jobs of the palestinians said to the love that you can see. within the ninety six.
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nights is the thing for you. please. what's up folks i'm at a martin and this is breaking the set so remember how i just covered the brutality of the death penalty well over the last twenty four hours the practice got a hell of a lot more barbaric get this last night clayton lockett a death row inmate in oklahoma died in
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a box execution which is lawyer described as him being tortured to death for nearly forty five minutes soon after lockett was administered a lethal injection and declared unconscious began breathing heavily writhing clenching his teeth and straining to lift his head off the pillow according to the independent after it was clear the injection want to ride prison officials halted the execution but it was too late because after he sees for nearly forty five minutes lockett suffered a fatal heart attack in the death chamber and although prison officials are blaming a vein of failure for the mishandled procedure lockett's lawyers are raising questions about the drug that was used to kill their client so no matter how a heinous the crimes are that people like lockett may have committed society should not be sanctioning the torture and execution of anyone because that makes us no more barbaric and them. the please leave the state and leave very hard to take kindly
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to. that act with the other three there are those. that believe. such. little. the little league. over the last two years journalists and activists have been fighting a specific provision in the annual national defense authorization act or n.d.a. through a lawsuit called hedges v obama it's called section ten twenty one be otherwise known as the indefinite detention clause which gives the u.s. military the right to indefinitely detain u.s.
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citizens anywhere in the world including right here in america this law uses such vague language as substantially supported an associated forces that critics argue couldn't give the u.s. government a room to label anyone a threat to national security for simply exercising their first amendment rights and just this week i was truly saddened to hear that the u.s. supreme court has rejected an appeal for the lawsuit against the n.b.a. among the six plaintiffs in the case are one winning journalist chris hedges and on paper whistleblower daniel ellsberg and author dr noam chomsky their failure to challenge a method of detention before the highest court in the land underscores yet again another massive erosion of the constitutional rights of all americans so joining me now to discuss everything and da reagan is that producer manual rob lowe many we've been kind of my big ring we've been covering this case since the beginning we went to new york to sit in on that. the hearings how did we get to this point and why on earth would the supreme court rejected appeal to hear one of most important cases regarding civil liberties right and i think the question of why the the because the
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supreme court doesn't have to give an answer as to why they're not going to hear they're not taking the case or not taking the case but the timeline of events between when this when the n.d.a. two thousand and twelve was signed into law on december thirty first two thousand and eleven till now is all very important and a very specific event that happens right in the middle where judge katherine forest which is a so after the signed into law. takes effect in march the lawsuit is then filed by may a district judge katherine katherine forest issues an injunction a stay on the lots of temporary blocking the indefinite provision of the n.b.a. rule temporarily in favor of the plaintiffs that that mount temporarily would be obama administration did was immediately ask for that state of be removed and judge katherine force says no so they go to the u.s. second district court and have them take remove that state and put the law back on the books so we've been challenging it as journalists and activists ever since but it's very important that we take into account how aggressive the obama
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administration was in overturning that because that's at the heart of this why would it you know within a matter of two weeks and i think chris hedges makes it very clear and i want to pull up a quote that he said back in two thousand and twelve when the state was he says the obama administration was so aggressive it means that once judge force declared the law invalid if they were using it as we expect they could be held in contempt of court this was quite disturbing for it means i suspect that u.s. citizens probably dual nationals are being held in military detention facilities almost certainly overseas and maybe at home so this points to codification of law right so when we can point you can point to torture torture is illegal unless it's codified waterboarding would be legal if it wasn't codified so indefinite detention of u.s. citizens is not constitutional we have the due process clause of the fifth. amendment is not is we're protected against that but the overturn stuff and for people who say what's the big deal we've been doing this for ever i mean the c.i.
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a pretty much a black bags people and hold them indefinitely i mean we're stupid to think that this is an r.t. going on the problem is as you just very clearly outlined it's the codification of a practice that probably has been already going on the problem is once it's legislated like that it's a whole new level just like the torture under in the bill and it's exacerbated because we got the authorization of military force but that was all done only once so far this not only attacks your first amendment rights it attacks your fifth amendment rights your due process clause because this gives not the u.s. government but the us military the right to detain you and indefinitely with no due process for the remainder of hostilities under the war on terror which however long that may be yet it's also overturning posse common thought is a long standing ruling that says the us military cannot supersede kind of local although in the civil war during reconstruction posse comitatus this is a law that overturns policy coming to us and for people who also say what's the big deal i am not doing anything wrong why do i have to hide it manny and this is the most frustrating argument because especially when we see the surveillance
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justification of kind of these three two leaks from one person who may be an associated force to two leaves of someone that you may have talked to in the past your brother or sister boyfriend or girlfriend right it's that same vague language that could apply to these associated for which is why it's so important to any activist that's out there trying to get this law repealed or any journalist that may be embedded with you know with any organization that could be considered a terrorist organization they could then be an associated force or be facilitating just moving the message along could make you a threat to national security that's you what about me i know you does that make me in other words national security i don't know but it's up to interpretation and that's what's very dangerous about this law and i will say for the record that of course we both believe and i'm sure all these other plaintiffs believe that no one should be indefinitely detained human being detained so it's not just about americans about everyone but let's talk about what local municipalities. are doing actually blocked as we have about a minute left what can we do manny that the supreme court rejected it we know where they stand already it's obvious because it's already being used how can we fight
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this moving forward right and i think that it's very disheartening to hear this news because it's been we consider that the supreme court kind of the last bastion of hope to kind of have this overturned or having this law be prevented but there are other steps that we can take and power doesn't yield willingly right so we need to raise awareness about this the more people know about it the more action can be taken and it sounds cliche but they do you have to do this on a grassroots level it's already happening california california passed a lot of ban indefinite detention there's a number of other states michigan passed a lot of ban the n.d.a. a tiny little town called and that idaho passed a lot of bend the n.d.a. it almost passed new hampshire it almost passed in montana so the most important thing that we can do to prevent this is to raise awareness about the n.b.a. so share this link when you find it absolutely and we'll put those links underneath this video so people can find out what they can do more thanks so much manny really appreciate it. i.
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live in a country under total surveillance it's hard to go anywhere without being caught on camera either be walking down the street driving in your car or robbing a bank one city has taken the pan out to con to a literal level as earlier this month we found out that the city of compton california tested out a surveillance system that had the ability to monitor and watch virtually the entire city and a real time for nine days in two thousand and twelve the l.a. county sheriff's department temporarily tried out a new centralized surveillance system that relied upon a small cessna plane armor multiple cameras the president persistent surveillance systems which designed the technology called the two we literally watched all of compton during the times that we were flying we're going to zoom in anywhere within the city and follow cars and see people. but apparently police can see people well enough which is why as far as we know the program never went beyond the testing stage and although this might not sound that disturbing to citizens used to
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constant surveillance the danger of giving one source the surveillance power plant eight hundred cameras is alarming to say the least so i want to talk about hawkeye too and what this revelation means for the future of privacy i'm joined now argue correspondent ramon galindo thank you so much for coming on romona. ramon let's talk about this insane at surveillance can you explain why we're only learning about the program two years after was implemented and do you think that when the technology is good enough to see people perfectly that it will be adopted yeah as you imagine there was as the sheriff's department stated themselves because they were worried that the citizens were going to complain instead of dealing with the complaints they decided to keep it quiet it didn't come to light until the center for investigative reporting did a report on it earlier this month they were doing a comprehensive report on surveillance throughout the country but yeah after the
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ninety experiment there's apartment said thought that the high resolution cameras although they are very good they were high resolution and they thought that the evidence wouldn't be able to stay up in court however they did indicate that if the technology does improve which it likely will there will it's going to look at this sort of surveillance disturbing because i'm sure once facial recognition becomes per you know perfect i'm sure all cities across the country and i mean as and that's what i want to get to in a second what was the reaction of some of the compton residents you talk to and how is the sheriff's department justifying the secret program. there has been a mixed reaction there in the city of conscience of the older residents who are concerned about crime it is a high crime area thought the cameras might be able to help reduce the crime but most of the people we heard from were quite concerned not just because of the spine aspect but because of the fact that the sheriff's department is keeping these sort of programs secret from them it begs the question what else they're keeping secret and really reeks of disrespect towards the citizenry. so that the sheriff's
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department they said that there are already so many cameras keeping an eye on the citizens around the city that they really didn't feel the need to notify them about this experiment but that's so disingenuous because like i said in the intro i mean when you have one centralized source collecting all the data it's totally different and you have all these different cameras maybe you know different sources of among them and it's amazing also to see their justification kind of honing in on like a grandma getting her purse stolen i kid on the bicycle it's like really you're going to implement a pet optic on citywide just because of a purse stolen. through your research have you see any similar kind of vast surveillance technologies being tested in a similar fashion in other american cities you know this persistent surveillance system second ology was arrested in philadelphia baltimore in dayton ohio none of those cities have bought it however we have to remember that this sort of technology is what was being used in iraq and afghanistan to track down bomb
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suspects and here in l.a. county there is a similar surveillance system where there is a plane flying over the city of lancaster that was presented to the public and debate in the city council they still went head and did it anyway but it still raises a lot of concerns over privacy constitutional issues and whether this could lead to profiling whether this surveillance is going to be specifically targeted towards a certain part of the city absolutely it does thank you so much for being on the ground reporting and ramon going to thanks a lot. you bet coming up we'll hear about what george galloway things about tony blair's u.s. media tour stick around. economic record. for. plenty. plenty obvious now like. our
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live list what if the republican side. right on the scene. first struck. and i would think the term. reformer splitter. instead. of being the lead on. the interview. live to.
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the u.s. troops another bombshell claiming photo short russian. cool says the new crane up to civil accusations proof operatives on the ground rocky said to the polls for the first general election since u.s. troops pulled out amid a string of deadly attacks. a wildfire and bush's east trip is a playful series of explosions and i mean mission. one of the media turns a blind eye to you get a lot say. you
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know it just wouldn't be a week complete on the mainstream media without a war criminal being given a platform to sell their new book although dubey is now focused on finger painting world leaders another orchestrator of the invasion of iraq and afghanistan made the rounds on the corporate media last week yes none other than bush's partner in a war crime to cross the pond former british prime minister tony blair he is blaming the west's failure in iraq on islam as an undefinable political ideology. this is not going to be defeated by an engagement in afghanistan in iraq or even in these individual arenas it's going to be defeated over a long period of time we're talking in the end about one struggles but many different aspects to it there are lots of local factors but in the end it is about this toxic mixture of religion politics and the reason why iraq was difficult
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afghanistan was difficult is precisely because of that while one u.k. politician is working to expose tony blair in an upcoming documentary called the killing tony blair his name is george galloway he's a member of ukase respect party galloway joined me earlier from london and i started out by asking him to respond to blair's comments about islam. well i think difficult the word he used is well chosen it's difficult when a million people have died as a result of the lies that you told it's difficult when you have got to effectively gridlock the state inquiry into the events around the iraq war it's difficult when you are so hated in your own country that you need to fall likes of machine gun toting police officers paid for by the taxpayer in every one of your seven homes seven s e v e n seven homes and four machine
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gun police on every one of them it's difficult when you can't have a public engagement except in a place like bloomberg where they bring this city of london to a halt in order to quarantine you from the public that's what he meant by difficult that day bloomberg might be the day when we finally concluded tony blair went berserk george orwell in his novel and it was a novel not a blueprint not a manual nine hundred eighty four. of course member of set the novel at a time when you were is was always war with east asia and it's mr blair's manichean view of the world does the west will always be war with the east and the. grotesque patter d.
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of democracy that he was talking about is shown by the fact that he's backing the military in egypt overthrew the elected government and calling for all of us to get behind saudi arabia the least free and least democratic country on the op and his elastic definition of extremism is demonstrated by the fact that he wants us all to get behind. in syria whilst being up prominent war with the al qaida mindset everywhere else or almost everywhere else in the world this was the age of insanity from tony blair but it dominated the british news agenda and even reached jew in the united states for forty forty eight hours as if the article had descended on mongst us with tablets of stone
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to distribute around us to discuss but most people in this country feel only disgust for this man and the recipe of endless war college and suffering he prescribes and lastly if i may he's not i'm tending fighting him self in this never ending war neither does he intending sending his own sons to go and fight in this never ending war he's ready to fight to the last drop of everybody else's blood somebody else's son's blood that's what's disgusting about him and it's no surprise that so many american channels are giving blair a platform to balance his pro intervention as views which makes me thankful that i'm given a platform here to speak against all military intervention in countering that narrative at least unfortunate have come under a lot of criticism because of the corporate media as cold war resurrection george i recently. an interview on b.b.c. that was completely pulled before was even aired after i criticize the u.k.
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government what does that say about the state of media any ok well we call ourselves democracy but in fact we're an organized hypocrisy we're speaking now on r t which is routinely described by the b.b.c. as russian state media but b.b.c. is british state media what you did over the ukraine no b.b.c. correspondent would ever dream of doing because of the british policy that the disagreed with if indeed they did disagree with it there is no way that this cold war rhetoric can be anything but damaging and debilitating for everyone in the world and the battle lines are being drawn john kerry more or less called for our t. to be struck off the air in the liberal guardian newspaper god save us from
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liberals i always say they last week were drawing attention to the need for a state investigation into art because its political line is not to the liking of these liberals presumably fox news which goes on complain doff is more to their liking they can live with fox news freely broadcasting on the british waves but they can't it seems live with r t and this tells you all you need to know about the skin deep south of liberalism and commitment to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly i just returned this hour from paris where i was interviewing a man who spent six years on the gadhafi torture. tables he was illegally in the end of which as we both know means he was kidnapped and
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sent to those tortured by those potter gone's of liberalism the united states and great britain so when they tell you how much they believe in western values the faster you should count your spoons as oscar wilde would put it. well said let's move on to the u.k. elections which are on the horizon of course when you get a dog and pony show american elections are where obama and romney both spent a billion dollars last campaign cycle now jim messina and david axelrod check this out two of obama's former campaign managers will be working for both britain's conservative and labor parties george how do you feel about american political strategy being exploited to britain actually all three of the mainstream parties and different backside could have three cheeks. the three cheeks of the same backside they're all the election campaigns are all being run by foreign arse
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one australian and two americans and so heaven help us would invite an election but now as the ones that you have to tolerate we are multi-millionaire tweedle dee contests multi-millionaire tweedle dum and the tell us only an inch is the inch that swath debating the prevailing orthodoxy which dr johnson the great englishman of letters described as the grimmest dictatorship of the mall the dictatorship of the prevailing orthodoxy some of us are struggling to break free of that on the left and on the right the right probably have to concede having more success it's easy to nationalism to the simple minded it's a little more difficult selling the socialism to. informed electorate but you keep
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the united kingdom independence party which is a far right euro for big party is set to win the european parliament elections in britain and indeed parties like them are set to win almost a third of the vote one in three of all the votes that will be cast in the european union parliamentary elections. are about five four weeks from now that tells you that the stranglehold that the prevailing orthodoxy has on the public is very fast dissipating and that's manifested in voting patterns in people not voting at all in people searching out of our television stations other than the lame stream ones it's all falling apart which is why i'm actually relatively cheerful because i absolutely convince the prevailing
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orthodoxy the dictatorship of the prevailing off the doxy is creaking and falling apart at the seams speaking of nationalism another major political issue in the crosshairs of the voting public in the u.k. is scottish independence i want to get your opinion on this because i'm getting constantly head up by people wanting me to cover it noam chomsky recently came out in support of movement but you've said no and i want to get your opinion why because i believe that class is the primary division amongst people not nationality which is here to be and gone to morrow once upon a time scotland might well have joined france wanted to join fronts and be talking to you know in a quite different language if we had there are many states that have broken up over the last decades and frankly it's very rarely a success story. and so be careful what you wish for i said to the scottish people
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though the fact that we're even danger of britain breaking up a small island of english speaking people and incidentally i'm not sure there's ever been a case where our country where everyone speaks the same language has ever broken up before unless one were to printed yugoslavia and i think that would be a very bad example to jews but the fact that we're even in danger of seeing britain breaking up is part of this previous conversation we've just been having the prevailing orthodoxy creaking and falling apart at the seams people hate the british state in scotland they hate its role in the world war after war after war they hate the neoliberal economics the corrupt politics of westminster behind me and they think wrongly in my view that this can be solved by severing the country
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along a border which will make for an arse of working people in the north of england the midlands of england or in the poorer parts of london it's part of the rhetoric of scottish nationalism that london is the problem that the streets of london are paved with gold but of course that's not true of london any more than it's true of new york the streets of a small part of london are paved with gold but there's more poverty within six miles radius of where i'm sitting right now in london done there isn't the entirety of scotland or any other part of the united kingdom some of the poorest people in the country live within a few miles of the city of london in fact within a few hundred yards of the city of london in the traditional east end of the country so i don't want working people to. be divided i want working people to
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unite against those with whom they are objectively divided income inequality is rising faster here in america than anywhere else we're definitely right there with these problems are shared worldwide thank you so much for fighting on the ground george galloway a member of the u.k. respect party amazing to have you on. that's our show you guys thanks for watching and dream again tomorrow when i break the set all over again and i. just sleep well said the let's see a lucky dog tastes the words i would. love to see the kids. play the
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series of a good place to try to play players play polygamy or anything more. like the arc of the story taking everybody. the lead the money the law the web of my a lot of life the payment. plus plus they say the molten lead squeezes the most elite blood slaves sometimes for nothing which lead this season and it's a moment to look just keep up the story you'll be judged on everything you see be a state legislature will be dealt with but be gentle don't all the blame
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. the lead. legislate. little. little legalese . list. rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want. a little. exactly what happened that day i don't know but a woman got killed. piers later is when i got arrested for. for a crime i did not do. we have numerous cases where police officers lie about
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polygraph results. innocent people to confess to police officers don't beat people anymore i mean it just doesn't happen really. in the course of interrogation why because there's been this is like meant no because the psychological techniques are more effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse and they were often they could get what they wanted they can say what they wanted and there was no evidence of what they did or what they said. or it's probably the most complex and difficult human activity.
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of all. locked up. in the phenomenon of friendly fire probably extends back to the invention of gunpowder. just killed a bunch of people you know don't know something on their premises there are of us people. reading. this some of them shoots my brother in the leg not intentionally because of it because it was night times four in the morning even the best commander was given the mesh shoulder. are going to make mistakes this is this whole idea of brotherhood and author and that and camaraderie in this sense it was in this context it has absolutely no place. thank.
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