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any rate -- >> joe biden always knows how to get a laugh. he wants his dance card filled with interested parties in wage equality. did he liver on that message? sochi security remains on high alert after a typical bathroom product becomes a concern for being used as an explosive agent? are they really cracking down on using toothpaste at the olympics? and axl rose gets on the record about the red hot chili peppers. is axl defending flea or squashing him like a bug? this is "way too early." whoa. hey, everybody. good morning. i'm thomas roberts. welcome to "way too early," the show not too good for toilet humor, especially if there's a statue of a man in tighty whiteys involved.
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>> i was going show you that man in this monitor to explain what i'm talking about. >> they don't want to see the guy. >> not yet. this is a deep tease. all right. we will begin with the latest on what seems like a long winter. parts of the northeast and midwest were slammed yet by the second snowstorm of the week. in new york city it was a slushy mess thanks to snow, sleet and ice. some states saw up to a foot of snow causing nightmares on the road for drivers. more than 3,000 flights were canceled yesterday, that is in addition to the 2,200 canceled the day before. 750,000 homes in pennsylvania were in the dark. with another storm looming for the weekend, a new concern is emerging. several states including new york and new jersey are close to running out of rock salt for the roads. the city of chicago says it has no plans to cut back as of
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yesterday, but some suburbs have started to ration whatever deicer they have left. bill karins will join us in a back to look at where that snowstorm will hit. there is new concern about flights headed to the olympic games. flights to russia should be on the lookout for efforts to smuggle bombs into toothpaste tubes. it was sent to carriers outside the united states. so far there's been no change to carry-on requirements on flights, and officials say the warning is out of an abundance of caution. relations have been strained between the russian and american governments for some time now, today the latest point of contention -- yogurt. specifically a shipment of 5,000 containers of chobani supposed to be sent to athletes in sochi. instead its sitting in a new york city airport because
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according to russian officials the right paperwork has not been submitted. chobani is a sponsored official of the game. one said i would like to think that yogurt could have diplomatic immunity. the obama administration and chuck schumer has asked the russian government to get things going. perhaps no one crystallized that conflict better than the council on foreign relations, richard haas. he tweeted 25 years after the berlin wall taken down, cold war returns. russians blocking shipments of chobani yogurt to u.s. athletes. what product could you not live without traveling abroad? tweet us your best more creative answers using #waytooearly. the best answers will be on later in the show. where is our shot? there. yeah. i always do. it's good. i need it. yeah. i'm hoping we can get sponsored
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by chobani. any way, let's move on. the latest report from obamacare is framing the long-running debate about the size of government and what incentive american workers have to get ahead. the congressional budget office said this week the health care law will cause a decline in full-time workers. >> as a result of the affordable care act, more americans will be able to voluntarily choose to work fewer hours or not take a job because they don't depend on that job providing health insurance. the affordable care act allows americans to choose spending more time with their family or pursuing their american dream. that's not a bad thing. that's a good thing. >> republicans suggested that workers are being encouraged to work less in order to keep receiving assistance from the
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government. >> by providing heavily subsidized health insurance to people with low income and withdrawing those subsidies as income rises, the act creates a disincentive for people to work relative to what would have been the case in the absence of that act. providing a subsidy people are better off but they have less of an incentive to work. >> i understand that. i understand the better off in the context of health care, but better off in inducing a person not to work who is on the low-income scale, not to get on the ladder of life to begin working, getting the dignity of work, getting more opportunities, rising their income, joining the middle class, this means fewer people will do that. that's why i'm troubled by this. >> let's talk about income. vice president joe biden made some income inequality statements and made up the central argument of his speech at final day of the united auto works annual conference in washington. after working the room with a few biden moments, the vice
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president made a passionate plea on behalf of human rights. >> you guys are the only guys keeping the barbarians at the gate. this is a concerted, full-throated, well organized, well financed long-term effort waging a war on labor's house because they know -- they know not all business, these guys on the right, they know without you there they call every shot. i never thought i would be back re-fighting after all this time in my career the wave of right to worke efforts. the right to pay you a lower wage. the right to make sure you don't have a say in your working conditions. it's not a right to work. it's a right for them to eliminate your right to have a say in your work.
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>> woody allen's son is coming to his defense amid renewed allegations the actor and director sexually assaulted his adopted daughter. moses farrow, the adopted son of mia and allen is speak out with "people" magazine saying allen did not molest his adopted sister. and it comes in response to dylan published in the new york times where she describes being molested by allen at the age of 7. allen has denied those allegations for two decades. moses pointed the finger at mia saying my mother drummed it into me to hate my father for tearing apart my family and sexually molesting my sister. i hated him for her for years. i see this was a vengeful way to pay him back for falling in love with soon-yi. i don't know if my sister was really molested for she was
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trying to please my mother. dylan farrow said "my brother is dead to me." adding my memories are the truth, they are mine and i will live with that for the rest of my life. woody allen's lawyer recently appeared on the "today" show to defend his client. >> his reaction is one of overwhelming sadness because of what has happened to dylan. she was a pawn in a huge fight tween him and mia farrow years ago. the idea she was molested was implanted in her by her mother. and that memory is never going to go away. in my view, she's not lying. i think she truly believes this happened. that's what the vice of this is. when you implant a story in a fragile 7-year-old's mind, it stays there forever. it never goes away. >> the new york times is considering whether to publish a direct response piece from woody allen. pope francis has called it the shame of the church but a
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scathing report by the united nations claims vatican policies have continued to allow clergy members to sexually abuse young children. the u.n. says perpetrators were moved from parish to parish to cover up crimes. the vatican which is being asked to release all of its records about abuse denounced that report. it said the findings were distorted and unfair. but one alleged victim says he feels vindicated by the findings. >> the fact that the united nations has said that there has been a systematic coverup and that the needs of the church have been placed over the needs of the children, it -- well, it feels like a validation. >> the u.n. report also criticized the vatican's beliefs about same-sex marriage, abortion and birth control. let's shift gears and move ahead to business. wall street's roller coaster year is continuing as new employment data did little to move the markets yesterday.
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the dow did bounce back from being down more than 100 points earlier in the day. steve sedgwick is live for us in london what are you watching today. >> it's incredibly volatile. a lot of companies reporting, but those who got the big data, watching ecb over in europe, whether they will move on rates. they are potentially going to lower rates because of deflation concerns. disney yesterday, up 1.5%. good frozen sales affecting that group. elsewhere, twitter, the honeymoon could be over. this stock rose 150% since its ipo last year. stock was down 18% in yesterday's trading on concerns about slow user growth. only about 4% growth in the user numbers. there are concerns this will not be rolling out on the same kind of scale as facebook. they lost over $500 million in the quarter. >> steve, it's interesting, we have time warner releasing what hbo has earned. this shows the difference, how far netflix has to go to catch
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up to the cable net. >> yeah. it's way too early, i don't want viewers asleep again. but time warner's hbo numbers in terms of revenue are up 4%. netflix up 21%. on that parameter netflix beating hbo. but you wanted to make money as well, and hbo made $1.8 billion, netflix only made $228 million. both high-growth internationally, one with much bigger revenue, ie netflix, but much bigger profit growth at hbo. >> steve, thank you. still ahead on "way too early," nfl fans already know this, now there's actual medical documentation. the symptoms of football withdrawal what you need to know before it's too late. and this guy's hanging out on a college campus in massachusetts. we'll tell you why school leaders have to plans to get rid of him.
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that guy. that guy. that story and a check on weather when "way too early" comes right back. no, you cannot have my chobani. a statesman of sports has died, arthur ashe has died at the age of 49. [ female announcer ] for a brilliant smile there's a breakthrough in whitening.
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on expedia you can book any flight, car and hotel together and save up to 20% when you build your custom trip. expedia, find yours. time for sports. it's been more than 30 years since the seattle fans celebrated a championship. yesterday they got their chance. an estimated 700,000 fans flooded the streets in honor of the seahawks first super bowl title. the team paraded through downtown seattle in military vehicles celebrating with fans including one skittle-tossing marshawn lynch. this video shot from the crowd,
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lynch grabs a bottle of whiskey from the fan. not sure how good that goes with skittles. then we have the l.o.b., the legion of boom featured harassing peyton manning on the latest issue of "sports illustrated." it has finally sunk in for fans that there will not be a meaningful game again until september. i'm talking about football withdrawal. fans will lose their weekly dose of dopamine. don't fret. a doctor from loyola university says you can lessen the symptoms by watching football on youtube and talking about it with fellow fans. so, it's a community. it takes a village to get through this together. bill karins? >> that's what we will do after work today. watch youtube and talk about football. moving on to college football. the university of alabama looks like the big winner of national
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signing day. for the third straight year the crimson tide got the top ranked recruiting class after receiving 19 letters of intent from players yesterday. that's in addition to eight early enrollees. the next top five are lsu, florida state, texas, and then tennessee. rounding out the top five there. some sad news now from the baseball world to pass along. former pitcher curt schilling says he has cancer. the 47-year-old is now an espn analyst and pitched for 20 years, he won three world series titles with the red sox and the diamondbacks. in the statement schilling says with my incredibly talented medical team i am ready to try and win another big game. he has the right attitude there. with the sochi olympic games already underway, athletes are gearing up to get ready to go, except one treatment. we have the two man jamaican bobsled team. the team's gear and bobsled is
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missing. the airline may have left it in new york after missing a connecting flight in moscow. if the gear doesn't arrive today, watts said they will borrow from other teams. that's lucky gear. their gear might be stuck with which robani. >> that looks like the summer olympic shot. >> isn't that pretty? look at that. >> you can see the mountains in the background. not a lot of snow. >> pirates of the caribbean ship there. this is nice. good stuff. where is johnny depp when you need him. >> johnny depp. >> the cold is the story today. a couple hundred thousand people without power from the storm yesterday. this cold blast on top. windchill advisories throughout the central plains. the cold air is heading east. windchills down to 14 in boston. 18 in new york. all that slushy stuff is freezing up like a rock. now the cold has made it down to dallas, where the windchill is 4 this morning. so, bitterly cold there. we have some light snow in north
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texas and oklahoma. be careful driving in those areas. it's very cold. it will not melt, even treated road also probably remain snow packed. 10 degrees in oklahoma city with snow. it's a cold winter day. there's oklahoma city. light, fluffy snow. snow-covered roads. if it's not a winter storm, it's bone chilling cold. >> then we have the weather and the rock salt demand in new york city. that's a mess. thank you very much. coming up on "morning joe," framing the impact of the owe became obamacare situation. when we come back, we will huddle around the water cooler with axl rose as he gets poetic during his reaction to the red hot chili peppers live performance. [ male announcer ] legalzoom has helped start over 1 million businesses.
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at the top of the show we talked about the winter olympic games which open tomorrow night. tell your friends about 2,900 athletes from 88 countries will compete at the games. seven countries have never competed in the winter olympics before. what's better on a thursday morning than a little rock star smack talk? let's check in with lewis. >> nothing better than that.
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let's talk about the backlash against the red hot chili peppers. the bassist flea said they had to mind their performance because of the time constraints. the response has gotten a variety of responses, none quite as colorful from axl rose. we have not heard from this guy in a long time. he wrote so consider that maybe sometime before the actual performance that rather than use a guitar cord or a standard wireless, that in the name of science and for all mankind flea courageously had a newly invented break through in microchip technology installed into his backside that picked up frequencies as his bass transmitted them his amplifier. that is pretty scientific. axl went on to say since the chili peppers were really singing they may have set a new world record for the largest karaoke audience ever. the guinness book of world records was not on hand so we
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can't confirm or deny. i can't imagine something much creepier than a middle-aged man in tightie-whities walking around the campus of an all-woman's college. they are calling it art, it's an extremely realistic statue of a man sleep walking and it's getting the reaction you might expect. first, he looks extremely cold. >> is also creepy. >> it is creepy. very, very, very creepy. the statue is called sleep walk every, it's part of an art exhibit at the davies muse sam. museum. more than 100 students have signed a petition to get it removed. they say it is causing undue stress, but the museum's director says it was meant to evoke a response. >> it got a response. why not just put a hotter guy out there? you know? >> i don't know, thomas. should probably call and find ou
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out. this evening jay leno will host his final "tonight show." this week he's been looking back at the last 20 minutes in the chair. last night he put together a montage of the best music and dance performances. you may not remember some of these. ♪ i can't believe what he said to me last night we were alone ♪ ♪ do you have them ♪ ♪ do you have them ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> incredible dance moves. i didn't know jay leno played liberace. to sochi, the toilets, thomas, conan o'brien tracked down new photos that are somewhat shocking. >> there are also strange stories coming out about parts of the olympic village that are finished. specifically the bathrooms. this has been all over the internet. this picture of a sochi bathroom stall with two toilets has been making the rounds. then someone tweeted this picture of a toilet facing three chairs. even stranger bathroom configurations have surfaced. there's this toilet five feet off the ground. there's a toilet over another toilet. could thing there's a bar there. a toilet next to a sushi chef. very strange. there are these ski lift toilets. don't know how that works.
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and finally the olympic medal stand itself, ladies and gentlemen. >> i think we have at 30 rock the sushi chef. >> i have two chobanis. one is more expired than the other. >> that sounds delicious and appetizing. >> still ahead on "way too early," the products you cannot live without while traveling abroad. >> what would that be? could it be chobani? for cross-country, classical. and for jumps, i need something...special. so i use my citi thankyou visa card for music downloads and earn two times the points... plus a little extra inspiration. [ ♪ music plays ] the citi thankyou preferred visa card. earn two times the points on entertainment and dining out with no annual fee. citi, with you every step of the way. so i tried depend lit made the difference between hearing about my daughter's gym meet, and being there.
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so because of this whole chobani holdup getting the yogurt to russia what product could you not live without. our favorite came saying, soft toilet paper. little things mean a lot. one of these is more expired than the other. two chobanis here. >> this is december 3rd of 2013. >> are you going it eat it? he's got a spoon. taste test. >> all right. that answers it right there. that's the end of "way too early." we'll get lewis to a doctor. "morning joe" starts right now. ♪ red corvette