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out of sight out of mind u.s. veterans say they've been abandoned by the country they fought for and the government is failing its promises to take care of. as religious and drug rehab centers on the face of russia to investigate this that the city is simply facades of dangerous sects. sink to save haiti and activists are calling for them to peace ships from russia's black sea fleet to be submerged creating all to fishing brings to saving the ecosystem.
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you're watching r.t. we're broadcasting live from the heart of the russian capital on kerry johnston the mission is complete victories in sight that was the message from u.s. vice president joe biden as he addressed american troops withdrawing from iraq his words raised eyebrows for those who believe the whole campaign was a failure many veterans say the u.s. administration is simply trying to put on a brave face cover up the criminals. they praised as the country's heroes they've been abandoned forgotten teams with the reports. by the government but still more treason you know and that's me i don't think. they show enough respect to the local us brian little was a u.s. navy veteran who has been suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome since his discharge he was unable to find work after leaving the military and hasn't been able to get the proper treatment for his condition little has been suicidal at times. his pleas for help have been ignored it's
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a common theme at stand down an annual nonprofit event that helps homeless vets get off the streets volunteers are helping these veterans become better adjusted to civilian life something the military isn't doing enough of a lot of people really don't know exactly what to expect or where to go to get the help that they need pamela brisson served in afghanistan and has been homeless for two years the largest growing population of homeless women in san diego is veterans returning from current combat according to catholic charities which operate shelters around the city while on the street prison has been taking care of her nine year old son chris he's been able to maintain straight a's even while they bounced around from shelter to shelter or slept on a sidewalk. not. many veterans want help but prison admits it's easy to get discouraged when the government doesn't want to help it only takes one or two people to say i don't know or know we
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can't help you for them to walk away and think that there's no hope for them. you know done drugs alcohol. and they just they're not aware to take advantage of the programs that are made available to them the last couple years i think the number of persian gulf veterans has increased greatly outnumbering the vietnam veterans dr john not just in is very familiar with san diego's homeless population he started stand down twenty three years ago because he saw a huge number of homeless veterans that no one was talking about the problem will likely get worse for current service members forced to stand there and frequent. still in this crowd patriotism is very much alive you know what actually i really would go back despite her troubles pamela brisson says she would still go back and buy for the country that has led her down. a sentiment echoed by many of these
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veterans who still have an undying loyalty to the military and country when america was great as a whole who started it you know it was a bunch of politically correct people living in you know wherever you know how i high society knows bunch of people who still want to pay tax anymore. and that's going to happen again in san diego ramon the lindo r t. well biden's optimistic remarks about troop withdrawal are ridiculous according to radio host an iraq war veteran i don't cook he believes the american public is starting to see through the vice president's upbeat words as the number of u.s. private contractors in iraq is now at its highest level. there's two big problems with what he said and about the violence going down because this withdrawal first of all wasn't a real withdrawal it was the one last brigade that had not been labeled a non combat brigade and there are still depending on whose numbers you trust
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a little over fifty thousand troops there and there are more private contractors now than there have ever been and the violence in terms of what you will see on the headlines in the united states media about how many soldiers have died every day yes that will go down generally when there are less troops less of them get killed but what you're not going to see is the number of contractors that are killed that are still performing the basic tasks of oppression and exploitation that are the basis of our presence in iraq remember the first time the government told us the war was over was may first two thousand and three with the so-called mission accomplished speech on the aircraft carrier by president bush and that was the only real war there wasn't at that point turned into an occupation even when i was there in two thousand and four inclusion where there was intense fighting it was not a force on force battle it was an occupation there was a resistance to the occupation we see continued today and what's sad is that the
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true nature of the presence there really has not changed too dramatically in six years the basic premise is the same we are pissing incredible amount of money into the sand that is coming out of the american economy and people here i think are starting to wake up to that and it's very exciting to see that when joe biden does this kind of ridiculous cheerleading well i the success is because the troops have done so well oh and that's why we have to replace them with more state department officials and private contractors than there were troops here people see through that it's kind of it's getting kind of ridiculous what veterans are facing today is a simple lack of resources in the v.a. system and the people who work at the v.a. take a pay cut to worry. there they do a very good job and they bust their butts to help veterans and a lot of you know the american people are still have those yellow ribbons on their cars and there's still that attitude but there's also the assumption that all the government is taking care of everything and that the presidential commission on
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fiscal responsibility which is currently convening is actually considering cutting veterans' benefits to meet this the responsibility centers before cutting the cost of our foreign empire cutting the cost of these wars in these occupations and that's really sad but that's sort of the attitude of those in power well you know taking care of the vets is something that can kind of go keeping the money going to our political sponsors on the other hand that can't be question and that kind of spending is kind of a say i haven't really seen it fall now but it's exciting to see that people are challenging that. program including. according to the agreements between clear and moscow the russian black sea fleet ships will stay in ukraine's crimea until twenty forty two but some in this black sea resort area are now willing to sink them. backing al qaida an american media report suggests pakistan is using this intelligence for its interest
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details to support its time. russia's anti drugs agency is planning to increase the number of rehab centers in the country as the government works to combat dependency critics say some facilities for recovering addicts could be as dangerous as drug abuse itself. how do you through the my spirit of drug and alcohol addiction took me nearly a decade these twenty nine year old was on a collision course with crime and with death diagnosed with hepatitis b. and c. making out says god saved and changed his life. when i came near a large share for the first time i'm eighty years i realize their grass was green birds were singing and everything was beautiful i used to take drugs and pills and alcohol at the same time i was literally a virtual no understanding of what was going on around. here is a rehab center run by cornerstone church days include group chores me to teach
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responsibility and bible and prayer sessions for the prayer is a fellowship and we are more likely to become like those we communicate with if someone talks to fishermen he's likely to become one too when someone talks to god and that's what a prayer is he becomes a believer i'm just a life changes not on the schedule here is time with a trained professional the belief is that the spirit is what needs mending and that this only comes through god drug use is on the rise in russia the official numbers indicate that there are six. hundred thousand addicts but the federal agency charged with combat in this problem puts it at millions more but there's also an increase in the number of religious rehab centers like this one that are offering nontraditional treatments but some are referring to them as little more than recruiting centers for religious sex the panel costal community in russia is small but run several of the nation's growing number of religious rehabs critics insisted
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those who seek treatment through these are simply trading one crutch for another when they're going to do. we're losing people now not because of drugs but because of destructive cults chemical addiction to drugs or alcohol is substituted by group psychological addiction instead this kind of addiction is stronger and much more serious some experts claim recovering addicts become able to function outside of the church and sequester themselves later electing to spread the message to others in new centers answer me he doesn't believe he's part of a cult of. the contrary i realized i had been brainwashed all my previous life people around me had a consumer attitude but here i have pure feelings i mean your vision and a desire to run a clinic of his own someday stacy didn't r.t. . american states must fend for themselves even if this means bypassing federal government rulings according to former arizona sheriff richard neck he says it's
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the only way the u.s. can be kept intact as a constitution abiding country he said some of his views without most of the interview next. state sovereignty the only solution that we have left is state sovereignty local control the sheriff of this country getting together with county commissioners county attorneys and standing fighting and he wrecked in the barriers against the encroachments of the national government the federal government it will lead to lawful consideration and lawful it here it's to the cause. if we follow the constitution we're going to be fine we're destroying the constitution and our own federal government is the greatest threat to our god given constitutional american republic if we make sure they stay within their parameters and their limitations. we're going to survive this. ukrainian activists asking russia out of. the chips to be sunk to create
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artificial reefs in the crimea they say this will help protect the region's ecosystems and minimize the effects of pollution well if the command is considering this suggestion which has been approved by the. professional diver alexei has been exploring the depths of the black sea in ukraine's crimea for more than three decades he says the underwater world here is absolutely unique from a scientific point of view but he is concerned about the danger that every year is getting worse to peace who are season brings large scale pollution too young to play on the water fails to clean itself every year we see fewer fish caught in this part of the black sea i believe you also base ecosystem is in grave danger alexey has considered many different solutions to the problem but his friend a deputy in the city council came up with a simple yet hopefully highly effective idea. that we will ask the russian black
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sea fleet stations here to give us several of their all ships we will sink them and create an artificial reef which will greatly improve your toby's ecosystem this is nothing new many countries do the same and for the russian fleet it would be good from a financial point of view instead of paying for the use of all the various saul's it would simply hand them over to ours zordon says the idea came to him after what was seen as a major policy shift in the presidents of russia and ukraine signed an agreement to prolong. the state of the russian black sea fleet in the crimea until twenty forty two where the previous administration and key of these ships of the russian black sea fleet were unwanted guests in ukraine's crimea and were to leave the area by the year twenty seventeen but after the hype of agreement was signed local authorities here are saying they're trying to do everything they can so that these ships remain here for years to come straight after the route if you get
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a shot of the back to russia needed me to be definitive said the fleet needed serious modernization and now the crimea is ready to help more school with that the head of civil stoppers administration says the russian naval presence here brings massive investment for the city's infrastructure and calls for a fitting of the ships may create jobs for the locals he said was that we have an excellent shipyard in the crimea which has been abandoned for almost two decades if moscow decides to repair its fleet here we're ready to offer our facilities and specialists this would be much cheaper for the russians and we revive our factory which was one of the best in the country just several decades ago april spark of agreement sparked mass opposition protests in kiev they described it as a sellout of the country in crimea the mood is very much the opposite the russian black sea fleet command easier to respond to the divers and officials proposals for an artificial reef but there will be glad to see few here can imagine life without
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these ships anchored on the surface in several stoppers dogs. see reporting from ukraine's crimea. economic austerity measures in greece really about and who they are actually helping honest max keiser. revelations on the true nature of the financial cuts the full report is coming up in fifteen minutes time but here's a preview. rising greece as austerity measures backfire unemployment is up to seventy percent some regions and is. athens up to seventeen percent of all shops have closed so this is the result of the economic death spiral so us terry therefore it was not a good idea andres it's not a good idea probably anywhere in the world in this type of environment which has been victimized by banking fraud and predatory bankers who ripped the guts out stole the money so in response they're going to impose austerity on the people actually just to pay for the banker bonuses not to help the people.
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rather sternly intelligence is backing the target and the militants using the u.s. for its own interests that's according to a new york times report the authors quote a pakistani official who says top on leaders have been enjoying support from some pows in islamabad for years report also says pakistan used the cia to capture one of. the number two generals he was thought to be bypassing is not abide by conducting secret talks with the afghan government while military blogger jim henson says despite these claims the u.s. has no option but to work with stone intelligence. you know the problem we have and it's the cia's biggest weak spot is they don't do human intelligence very well so we don't have agents we don't have people on the ground you can tell us what's going on so we rely on the pakistanis to go ahead and give us the human
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intelligence that we use our electronic intelligence capabilities which is our strength you know we can track anybody's cell phone which they did in this case the pakistanis found out that he was coming back to town they found out his cell phone number and they told us so we go ahead and pinpoint it and help them scarf him up but i mean they run all those taliban leaders they always have they helped form the taliban they've always been their support so occasionally you know we hand of satchels of cash to be our friends and then occasionally they'll throw us a bone by pretending you know that it was to our advantage when in most cases it's their internal power plays more than an actual ally activity for us i think the problem is there's very little ability to see through what's happening on the surface you know because there are so many plays in motion because there are so many because the pakistanis don't even have one policy you've got i.s.i. they're intel who are the ones who are involved with this you've got their military and you've got their government those guys aren't acting in concert so there's no one pakistani policy there are
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a collection of different plays going in different directions and we've got to kind of ride the wave of the american public really has no clue you know what that actually means to that. washington is asking toileted to discard fresh u.s. charges brought against the russian businessman but to boot america seeking his extradition from bangkok for alleged arms dealing fearing it would be cleared u.s. what charges are many who are against him on the very days extradition was approved last week not requires him to stay in tahrir and into the fresh proceedings or countries criminal court heard a case in october fourth who was arrested in one call to the whole thing musically and i'm still rationed by u.s. forces has been in prison ever since. well now that such take a look at some other stories making headlines around the world this hour. fourteen people feared dead after a small passenger plane heading for the everest region crashed south in the polls capital. the size and these crew and passengers the five americans and one japanese
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tourist on board an eyewitness said there were no survivors then there have been no official reports of casualties the crew was thought to have been trying to turn back to katmandu in heavy rain. a man in northern california has been sentenced to twenty years in prison for sending hoax anthrax letters to brag about sixty three year old thomas crown as guilty to presidents and sentenced surface approved purposes in the letters which contained a white powder cloud holder. claimed social security had stolen his money he will submit it to the sex offense in texas but failed to register as a sex offender in california. thirty three miners trapped underground in chile and have some reassurance that spurs are a mark of the country's take many officials the minister says new help you can find
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it is the rescue operation teams vanity trap the depths of some seven days two weeks they've just started receiving food. the rest will take months. to spanish aid workers. on the ground. months ago have been released and returned to basra the pair were seized by militants from their convoy was attacked. then. spain is going to ransom. really. well shot it joins us with the business of the weekend there could be some a shakeup in the russian retail business hello that's right global retail group is in talks to buy shares of russian company kopeck and if no do it is reached it could be another russian company will have the details later in the program. russia's biggest miner else nicholas carney the subjects with fierce fight control
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the tycoons all the past. both twenty five percent of the group. although neither wants to sell was the stake in this battle of the billionaire corresponds clover visit. the world's richest nickel copper sediments deposited here in the rural area the production facilities of nickel stretch out the mountains dominating the town and provide the much of the local employment this may be the birthplace of the roles but the conglomerate has spread from its era roots with interests across the world in countries such as australia south africa and federal and like many other commodity producers was hit by the financial crisis how about this region suffered few cuts role. playing to the crisis quite successfully it was
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a constant demand for oil production in the global market that's why we didn't decrease fully move production times not all nor nickel. factories was so fortunate last year the company reported to twenty seven percent drop in revenue to tap point two billion dollars still the group retains its leadership on the world market accounting for more than twenty percent of global nickel output more than ten percent of cobalt production at three percent of. my life that my. the c.e.o. of neurochemical is keen to modernize and just promising to spend nearly half a billion dollars next year on cleaning up operations but. worried about how
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the shareholder battle for control of the company will impact capital expenditure whether it's. all that's a bit but ultimately comes out on top. no rules should not be used as a cash cow for profit the situation is quite difficult as you know there are several ways shareholders and managers view it as something that you should take well you can now without thinking of the company's future of the shareholders who are in for the long term think that such a pulis he would slow down the company's development and would have postponed a negative impact in the future i believe we may also face a negative impact if the money spent on dividends i support the idea of adequate actions the dividends should be paid but in adequate volumes and not impede the company's further development allocations of mismanagement of the company are somewhat hard to substantiate as production costs and profitability are comparable
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with international competitors but it does face a challenging future its resource base is shrinking and the price. extraction rising the chief wants the company to focus on what he calls investment into the mountain however that's unlikely to happen until the conflict between be orders is resolved. over business or t. . now in other news russian corporate profits saw sixty three percent in the first half of two thousand and ten year on year the combined pretax profit of big midsize and rises reached ninety eight billion dollars the biggest growth as reported by companies in the real estate sector profits increases in the mining industry were not far behind fifty six percent meanwhile the number of businesses reporting a long. time now is have a look at the stock markets and here in russia the both of the fall in the trade
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down around one percent all the main players have been read in the r.t.s. was bad bank shutting one point five percent. and over in asia stock markets also low wage by losses on wall street table night as well as concerns over the pace of global economic growth in japan the nikkei some to a fifteen month low stocks were clobbered by the yen strength. but finally russian retailer is in talks with wal-mart and russia's x five over a potential sale of the business if the talks fail the company will press ahead with their initial public offering the final decision we made in october to pay a price covers about one point six billion dollars according to the company's own calculations and in two thousand and nine the retailers net debt growth of three hundred twenty nine million dollars so far more has no presence in the russian market a vast contrast to compare co which operates six hundred shops in nearly two hundred towns across the country. and that's the latest this week noise far more on our
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website r.t. dot com slash business. good
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morning america. this is st still keeps its secrets but now it's time to reveal. the soviet fines and see some. disarming saddam hussein. past majority of iraqi citizens. this event brings further assurance that the torture chambers and the secret police are gone forever.
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