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it's a. welcome batteries that a lot and not and have a lot less and is joining me now from canada on the latest on the lead crisis are to makkah correspondent alex. alex thank you for joining us. thank you for having me so tell us a little more about this is this is a pretty disturbing study. it is a look the researchers dug into thousands of previously undisclosed documents meaning that these documents have been around they tested hundreds of houses from coast to coast in canada they found out that hundreds of thousands of people in this country are drinking water contaminated with lead it's coming into their homes and the lead levels are higher or the same as flint michigan when you say flint michigan you think disaster so this is what's happening in cities from coast to
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coast in canada including places like montreal that you just mentioned never mind smaller towns and a place called opal which is just outside of toronto so these are highly populated areas as well i'm going to some numbers here for you so don't mind me reading for one moment so the fact is out of $12000.00 test since 201433 percent exceeded national safety guidelines of 5 parts per 1000000000 now to put this into perspective when we look at the united states the national system there anything under 15 parts per 1000000000 is accepted here it's 5 parts per 1000000000 so it's 33 percent at an acceptable level but if we use the american standard it drops down to 18 percent which is still you know most a quarter of all houses let's say one 5th of all houses in or that were tested in canada are contaminated with lead coming through the taps that means any water that you're showering in any water you're boiling any water you drink it straight from the trap has lead in that and we know that in many of these cases the place that protested or actually. places where there's children like day cares and public
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schools and that means that these kids who are the most to lead poisoning are also being fed this stuff and nothing has been done about it because research when we have research like this come out the government here 1st of all the government doesn't test like in the states and 2nd of all these researchers that do this other than what we just found out today they don't even have to tell the residents of these homes that this is happening so that's what we're dealing with it's absolutely massive and tabitha believe it or not if you look at the media cycle that canadian media has already forgot about it it just came out this morning and it's almost nowhere to be seen anymore so not only is the media kind of ignoring it which seems much like what happened here but is the canadian government going to do or doing anything to upgrade the system is anything i mean here while it may be slow we do have government programs to swap is there anything new on the horizon.
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the federal government in this country doesn't even have a program of good recommendations so they gave us a recommendation for this 5 parts per 1000000000 used to be 10 parts per 1000000000 what how much lead is allowed the government actually says it here to this just a couple of weeks ago they were saying yeah we're onboard with this and they're saying but don't worry our water come back here it's clean it's a ok go ahead and drink it now this comes out so who do you trust who can you trust and it is a. problem here is a big problem is infrastructure so a lot of these pipes are very old you don't know which in the city that you live in if your pipes are old or new and a lot of these governments till they dig it up they don't know what's going on underground so it's one of these issues that really needs to be addressed at the highest of levels and it's not being addressed we've had the same issue with our native populations where they don't have drinking waters in parts of northern ontario and other parts of the north in this country and that was an address that you're dealing with hundreds of thousands of more people with the same kind of
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issue the other lead but still is drinking water a fundamental right or at least it should be for all human beings and that's what we're seeing in a country like canada that boasts of having some of the cleanest water on the face of the planet i mean if you can't if you can't trust the clean water can i i'm not sure what we can trust well we'll be keeping an eye on this and the sort of new world in which for learning what's really in all the 5 or 6 that we are getting our water from thank you so much america correspondent alex mileage of the height of it . all nasa hopes they never have to use the system that was designed on its new c.s.t. 100 starliner a recent test of its pad abort could be a big win for its creator boeing boeing the company we want to be overseeing the safety protocols of something like say space travel well joining us now for the latest on this and more are to america is sara and from that tab so what you
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believe at that it's been more than a year. actual astronaut has taken off from the united states and gone up to the space station i learned that fact today and i was actually really surprised but there's a reason behind it but 1st let's take a look at this little test launch that happened it was actually pretty cool sight to see take a look. and there you have it it's the safety test launch of that c.s.t. $100.00 starliner there was no crew on board but that $16.00 foot spacecraft that actually can hold up to 7 astronauts crammed in like little sardines in there but this happened out in white sands new mexico it blasted off around 7 15 am local time there 2 minutes later it was gliding back down from those 2 parachutes that you see a boeing said today in a statement that today's pad abort test it was a milestone achievement for our c s t $100.00 starliner team for nasa and for the american human spaceflight so a big
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a big win for that today months and that's good. as it is sort of a win for boeing but are they is this going to be enough to sort of make all of the other other stuff go away well you know it's interesting because nasa actually did they they chose a boeing in space x. back in 2014 to transport these astronauts to and from the international space station now the reason that we haven't been seeing american astronauts take off from the united states is because we've actually been paying russia like we like to look at the way you'd buy a plane ticket we've been paying russia for our astronauts plane tickets up to the international space station both companies they are years behind schedule on this and it's because nasa pretty much gave for me gave boeing a $4200000000.00 contract promising at least 2 missions here but boeing says that most of that 4200000000 dollars is going to go to help the spacecraft scheduled to launch in 2020 and boeing's job ironically is going to make sure that nasa has all
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of these certification requirements for performance and safety. do you want to check that again and it's actually boeing yeah oh my god it actually done really does actually going to do that and we know that boeing they have been facing big big problems 346 people were killed on 2 boeing crashes one in october 2801 in march of this year just last week we had the former chairman of the board jenna small and where he testified before the senate commerce committee whether or not boeing was trying to get the 737 max in the air before the france's air boss and kind of bypassing safety regulations now that the culture of boeing was going to be heavily looked at he was grilled by the senate committee who was still not happy with him but he says that stuff like this is not going to happen again so we'll see what happens with that but as far as the space x.
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and boeing it's kind of they're going to make sure that everything is a ok however they will. however. have to that from today. and what's so wait so how what's what's the next step so how did the test actually go what does this mean where would you believe it if i told you that maybe there was a little bit of a glitch in the tests today i had never heard such a thing from boeing but i actually saw this test it was actually supposed to again like as you had mentioned it's a pad abort test so what it is is it's if it's any case with the rocket if it were to explode or what have you those 7 astronauts that are in there that's able to explode off of the the rocket in case anything you know where to go wrong and 6 detach from a malfunctioning rocket 3 parachutes were supposed to deploy. 2 out of the 3 deployed today now boeing has said that you know it was it was
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a deployment anonymously it's not a parachute failure and that you only still need 2 out of the 3 in order to safely land however if it calls for 3 i'd hope you'd want for 3 but for one of the actual astronauts it was actually out there today watching this test which i don't know at this point i'd rather walk to space but he said today is that it was really amazing because we hope we never have to use this system but in case we ever have any trouble aboard the beautiful atlas 5 on the launch pad we know that after today's test that will be able to get off safely and come back and try again a different day now the next step and this is they're going to actually have another flight test scheduled for december 17th and from there they're hoping again to have this crew up and running by 2020 also at the same time they're trying to get the $737.00 max out kind of actually to around the same time early 2020 but they have a lot of regulations to go and actually each country is going to be able to kind of
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check and balance boeing and decide themselves well the 737 max will go into the air so let's say france is like no we're not ready but the united states is like yeah we'll go with that up that's not going to look good maybe when you get on i want to make those plane reservations you know you can always tell what kind of plane you're on make sure you know how to find your own maybe maybe going into space yeah you're going to try and check like maybe like your maps to see if it's easier to just walk their talk to them and you know i think that's probably a better idea at this point to thank you so much for your time how in the middle of a space nasa boeing safety. of a lot of top priority i can tell if. they think for joining us as we go to break watchers don't forget to let us know what you think of the topics the covered on our social media and be sure to check out watching the cast now available. for music and. the podcast coming up i'll speak with veterans activist
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laurie riley topping on a new pentagon report that shows the real danger to our soldiers isn't on the battlefield but 1st 27 year old chinese shad levy on science art and beauty where most of us get our daily dose nutrition fruit and vege or some of his work which takes over 10 tools an hour to clean. the people who are printing the money don't rely on taxes to get wealthy they're not part of the real economy that's a does the same thing as saying the rulers of saudi arabia rely on the wages of the people living in saudi arabia to get rich they they don't they just print more or pump more oil so in the america the princes that run our economy just print more
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money they don't need the workers they don't need their taxes that's why they don't have wage growth that's why there's been that this aeration has their own need it. seems wrong. when the old rules just don't hold. me. yet to shape out these days become active. and engaged equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. thanks. to. her and.
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oh thank you thank 2 you make the world thanks. thanks thanks let us. were observed approximately every 40 seconds someone in the world takes their own life however if you're a member of the united states armed forces you are part of one small subset of world citizens dying by suicide at a shockingly faster rate than their civilian counterparts as a pentagon reports that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the united states and over the past 30 years america's suicide rate has increased by 30 percent and the number of veterans and service members lost to suicide in just one
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year now surpasses the number of lives lost during the operations in afghanistan and iraq to date that means that suicide is more likely to kill a service member than combat so why with more treatments available for p.t.s.d. depression depression and anxiety available than ever ever before in any other time in history are fighting women and men left to suffer joining me now to discuss this and more is veteran advocate corey riley tapping thanks for joining me today. thanks for having me always a pleasure so 1st i wanted to start is there a specific event that experts and advocates have seen as a reason for this this general optics and suicides was it $911.00 was a something after that. so there's no one single thing that we can point to but studies so far has shown that there's a couple of different things one of which is that we have an all volunteer military now so people are oftentimes being deployed multiple times in past conflicts you
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would deploy and then you would separate from service and you would rejoin your community now a lot of our service members are called up to active duty from reserve and guard units there are some service members who are deployed 678 times so you're seeing a compound effect of stress from some members who have deployed but on the flip side of that we are still seeing suicide from service members who have not deployed at all so there are other issues besides just combat p.t.s. things like that that we talk about and so there are depression you mentioned a lack of access to services that some service members may need in the military is really well known for having just. you know tough maci is most style culture so even people who are just training at home haven't deployed are oftentimes reluctant to speak out and ask for help and then the 3rd factor that this report talked about is military veterans have
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a much higher ownership of firearms so even though not all suicides are as a result of use of a firearm because veterans in particular tend to be firearm owners in large numbers that often means that they are more likely to die in a suicide attempt than perhaps someone who may try overdose or something like that . now the new york times reported this week that the suicide rate for active duty troops across all service branches rose by over a 3rd in 5 years to $24.00 per $100000.00 active duty members those most at risk they have said are enlisted men under 30 over the decades we've seen an increase in suicides especially in teens and young adults when you're looking at these numbers of younger and younger service members could it be an indicator that we're maybe consider requiring and less meant to be a little older or those going into combat situations be
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a little older. i think that's certainly something that we should talk about i mean any service member goes through what they call a service and listen in an exam and i hear from veterans that i speak to all the time that they're not very thorough and so that's a challenge so in addition to perhaps having people who are a little bit older perhaps we also need to screen them a little bit better and how people who perhaps are otherwise struggling with depression or prone to it to have time to cope with that in deal with that in terms of the age issue that you raised again in an all volunteer force i think right now they are oftentimes the army didn't meet its recruiting goals last year so that's another issue in a lot of times they're taking people into the military that would not have otherwise been accepted into service so in terms of their mental health again i think number one we're not looking at it as closely as we should be and number 2 to your point about age some people who are younger and more prone to experiencing
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some of these negative thoughts and feelings and maybe don't have the emotional maturity that somebody a little bit older they're not necessarily equipped to handle some of the things from service so yes i think you're right that it's something that we should talk about it's something we can should consider but again based on the reality of the fact that we have this all volunteer force and that there has been challenges recruiting because of things. the suicide statistics that we're here talking about i don't know that we're likely to see it any time soon now many of the suicide when you look at the report and you look at the end the reports that have come over that come out in the last few years in $27000.00 there are $186.00 suicides of military spouses and dependents and i started to try to look around and find something that kind of gave me a better understanding of that and i didn't find a lot is there work being done to help families in this military culture where part of that being you know the pressure that you're a volunteer army there aren't you know if you can just call up new people is there
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anything helping families that are living in that military environment. so there are some resources to help families and there's also some studies being done but i think it's kind of falls into the category of too little too late that's what we're seeing right now i know the new york times article that came out identifying the fact that we're seeing more deaths by suicide than we are by combat had a couple of specific examples of military spouses who also contemplated suicide and being a military spouse is incredibly stressful again we've talked about in this situation most notably when you've got somebody who has deployed multiple times their home their you know essentially serving as a single parent often times not stressful and then when your loved one comes back after serving a deployment oftentimes they're struggling readjustment is a really really challenging process so oftentimes military spouses get overlooked i
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mean the same cultural situations apply here they're often expected to be tough you signed up for this you knew what you're getting into you know sometimes you see attitudes like that prevail and it really hasn't only been until maybe the past couple of years that we're starting to see a shift in realizing that we need resources for the whole family and if we want veterans to be emotionally healthier we need their families to be emotional. healthier to you can't adequately support someone who's struggling if you're struggling yourself so much of that comes out of the culture i feel of the intelligence service and in military service as well where there's this idea that if you do complain about being depressed if you do complain about these things that will have a negative impact on you and do you think that some of that is families too that they worry that as a family unit you're looked at not just because of his service but as a family unit and if there's some way that we the people at home can help to better
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help those people in those communities or support the whole anybody who's helping families deal with that sort of issue. so yeah i mean a couple of things there i mean number one yes i absolutely think that military culture permeates into the family it's not just something that exists for the service member it's something that the whole family experiences so when you raise that issue about the culture i think that that's absolutely true that people just have this mentality that asking for help is viewed as a weakness i think we're starting to make some progress on that is where you have things like these reports that people are talking about studying working on solutions but again i don't think that we've made adequate process in exploring that yet so as far as seeking with people in the communities and how they can better understand i mean this gets to a greater issue too about the military civilian divide that we have it's a lot greater right now than it's been in any point in our country particularly when we still had the draft in place there's fewer people that are veterans
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themselves that know a veteran or that know a military spouse so oftentimes the support system that they have are other people who are also in the military and part of that same subculture where they're perhaps reluctant to speak up and ask for help so the civilian military divide i think plays a big role in this not just for service members but for families as well so as far as what we. can do is communities i think is just educate ourselves i mean so often i feel like that's the issue when we don't know about something which just doesn't interest us so we turn the other way i think we need people who are willing to just educate themselves more on really what this experience is like for both servicemembers and families of just humanize them have some empathy for what these families are going through and there are all sorts of veterans non-profits some that's focused specifically on service members themselves on veterans on families there are a myriad of organizations that are trying to do good work to support both veterans
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and their families so there are many ways to get involved with some of those organizations for somebody who wanted to do so. i want to thank you for kind of walking us through this it's it's this is something that keeps coming up and i wish we had a better answer for it but i think it has to do with all of us coming together those people who are anti-war as much as those people who are very you know support the troops we all have a responsibility to them and i think this is one place where we can do a lot better all of us thank you so much veterans' advocate roy riley tapping. thank you. it was in august of 1 teeny teeny when tugboat captain john wallace no relation was bringing the hostile jamba a flat bottomed sail boat used to dredge sandbag sand banks in the niagara river it came loose nearly killing 2 workers on board. it became one of the most dramatic water rescues in great lakes history and in the 102 years since the niagara scout
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has sat 220 yards off the canadian coast slowly deteriorating until last week when over 60 mph wind speed sent the scouts 55 yards down river and even closer to the possibility it could finally go over the falls it's flipped onto its side and this spun itself around before finding itself in its new location here's to the niagara scowl and its century long fight with the falls and if you want to see it hurry up born or not the niagara parks commission says it could be stuck there for a day is 4 years home only only mom and nature really know well that's our show for you today and as my fair list co-host tyrrell's intro it says remember everyone in this world we're not told we're left enough so i tell you all i love you on top of the wallet keep on watching the hocks and have a great day and night everyone.
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