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america braces for more than a hundred rallies against gun control with activists and militias and even sheriff's threatening resistance against the government's bonds. also this hour a week of violence in the west to bind escalates as palestinian demonstrators clash with trigger happy israeli peace process in support of doors hunger striking and prison. version gets the boot from the a aaa credit club with a rating agency behind the downgrade predicting deers a trip for the u.k. . alone welcome to our c twenty four hour news live from moscow my name is you. story
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now and it's a day of resistance across america with more than one hundred rallies to be held across the nation over gun laws but i'm not coming out and support a weapons control instead they're angry at efforts to reach to regulate i should say americans right to bear arms and she's going there to check on reports now their resistance may not stall that's mirai. part of america now favor some form of gun control especially in the wake of tragic mass shootings. while the other is getting ready to fight against any significant regulations they're preparing for what they call the invasion of feds by arming themselves to the teeth were more like it we actually got to that are very important but now that you know we're out of that of course it and i would be really horrified by the rule of law against the basis of. a police chief in pennsylvania mark kessler is training private citizens to become snipers and resist what they call
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a tyrannical government if need be trust me when i tell you this i mean i will take my uniform off and i will stand with freedom before i stand with the tyrannical folks absolutely not i will not in any way shape or form support anything that goes against the constitution or the second amendment sheriff associations from eleven states said they would ignore any a law passed in washington that would significantly regulate guns we won't enforce federal regulations or federal laws we're not required to there's a separation of powers in and we won't there is a tradition in american thought of states doing what they want despite what the federal government says of course that led to the civil war well now we see a revival of the same kind of philosophy well we don't like what washington says so we're going to do our own thing we have the right to do it well no they don't they're part of this country whether they like it or not and and federal laws will be enforced. the obama administration says they're not going to take away people's
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guns they just want to ban certain types of assault rifles which are more appropriate for war then for civilian defense but which have become the weapon of choice used in mass shootings in america the administration also wants to enforce background checks on all gun sales currently forty percent of weapons in the u.s. are sold without any background check but gun rights advocates see it as the first step towards disarming the nation but will be more bad like she believes a belt he or in the future of the people got to answer that would happen while people like jim are gearing up for the second coming of hitler supporters of gun control points to staggering statistics the gun murder rate in the us is almost twenty times higher than in the next twenty two richest nations combined that's unimaginable in any other industrial democracy that an argument would be made in favor of owning guns for the purposes of overthrowing
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the government and made by a high court solution. they can do rockers stronger. by guns which imo strike. america is split over priorities according to the pew research center currently fifty percent of americans say controlling gun ownership is the more important priority while forty six percent say it is to protect the right of americans to own guns people choose different ways to stand up for liberty as they see it one owner of a pizza shop in virginia beach offers a fifteen percent discount to those who come in with guns all they have to do is show me that they're carrying a weapon. or they can show me their concealed weapons permit and they can get a discount miscellany says eighty percent of his customers have brought guns into the pizza shop since he introduced the deal one even came in with an a k forty seven one question of why is this when people here. talk about protecting their
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freedoms with weapons that are designed for war to these people have such little trust in their democratic system to the point when they think a vote is not enough to secure their rights and that they need a stack of deadly weapons at home to do that in washington and punish again. rebel forces in syria start bombing has been last stronghold on the border with lebanon later the soundwell ask whether the showdown could be a possible wider campaign to destabilize the region and change the balance of power . and also the french president will get a peace prize for his military intervention in mali where examine the message the u.n. ascending with the nomination in just a few months. hundreds of palestinian demonstrators have clashed with israeli security forces in a part of the west bank that's already witnessed a week of protests and tires and how the rocks had police fired stun grenades and response injuring dozens so protestors parks the streets in solidarity with thousands of prisoners held by israel for which are staging
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a hunger strike one man is deteriorating condition has already drawn some high profile attention with the u.n. chief ban ki moon expressing concern and show one that your brain from a palestinian human rights organization says it's time israel took some action towards a peaceful solution. getting begin big every day of the israeli continue not just between you know the legal obligation under the international law and continue with ignore and ignoring the. prisoners rights according to the will i think the protesters will continue there are some show the actions of from the high commissioner for human rights but it hasn't. just to when the show is about to respect their obligation what we're asking for we are asking for more political pressure and real pressure and more action not just warts because i think there are now fuel palestinian prisoners in
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a very critical situation and really we have a real concern about their life. nine days are others courting controversy elsewhere too as a u.s. company gets permission to search for all of the ok replied golan heights despite the lines being considered part of syria and go to the details ahead of. time until such nordic sachs i cleanse and we have to become the first western country to ban internet pornography as freedom of speech acts of its worried its paving the way toward censorship. great britain has been stripped of its prized aaa credit rating with a transfer behind the downgrade saying those years nor trouble ahead for the u.k. economy it's a fears of a triple dip recession and continued stagnation or healed rating agency moody's decision on that is currently in the midst of a massive a seventy campaign are maintaining its pristine rating is one of the reasons for it
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are reacting to the downgrade the finance minister says it makes curve doubly important but professor of economics john crosswords from santa clara university doesn't hold out much hope. this is just the beginning of the continued slowing in the u.k. economy and also its implications not just in the u.k. but elsewhere the quantitative easing it may help your banking system but it doesn't really grow the economy results in less lasting so the long run perspective for the u.k. is even more deficits and debt leaving the e.u. is way trying to protect the by. the london banks which is number one priority the chairman of course you know in the euro there's a shift less austerity more financial transaction taxes more taxing in the bank system and i think. cameron sees it coming and he's going to try to shield the london. the u.s. has deployed one hundred troops tunisia assist france with its intervention in
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neighboring mali president obama says they only that to provide intelligence support this comes after news as defense minister agreed to host a u.s. drone base so far america's involvement in mali has been limited to air lifting french troops meanwhile the military intervention has earned the french president a peace prize from the one cultural organization here asco says francois or not should be rewarded for his valuable contribution to peace and stability in africa a social justice activist if you rosemont treats as a giving such a prestigious award to the french leader other heads of states to follow his example. so what is this reward actually encouraging it presumably encouraging others to follow the example of the french or invading africa of occupied territories in africa it's an invasion on behalf of nato and the us and its ethical troops and is aimed at the economic and political interests of empire particularly in france the problem here is that this is
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a political crisis it can be resolved only by political means by sending in the warriors the troops the planes and the bombings actually doesn't resolve and as we can see it's actually exacerbating all that and they claim that they have been invited to come into mali by a government that is being an illegitimate government and it's outrageous that the u.n. should do so should such or such a policy i guess you national feel that this is what what needs to be rewarded. and from artificial ears to rocket parts three d. printing is touted as the next big thing and whatever we could use the technology to bring someone from history back to life. if you read it you're walking around his beard to get a top that would be like what the how did you do with this country wow i. was
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so stay with us later this hour when laurie hobson is to find out who people in new york would like to see to make a comeback. and also later a quirky lukes often struggle to get mainstream airtime but there are signs that the view on the street could be heading for the screen as well so stay with us here on on the fall. but first iceland could become the first western nation to outlaw internet pornography a government already confronted by a freedom of speech acts of its claims the move is necessary to protect their children but a former and i find agent. says this ban could be the first step to more internet censorship is a very slippery slope to start going down the path of any sort of censorship for whatever reason because of course once in a position where authorities can look into what is being passed down the wire and then choose to block whatever they want to be a violent form to begin with then of course they have the tools to look into other
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communications and blocked other things in the future the issue of people you know the issue of porn and the issue of terrorism has always been used to justify any sort of attempt at censorship in a crackdown on freedom of the internet and this is crucial for the development of the global facility as soon as you start allowing certain technologies to be important to the internet to stop and censor certain nations they will be misused. covering up critics in the u.k. at aussie dot com online for you find out how one m.p. accuses britain's national health service of spending millions of pounds to silence whistle blowers publicly criticizing the system and also that a us science has developed a normal gun exam to sell that not only call this its living prototype but even out the forms that all the details for you don't call. all right and we've got plenty more news lined up for you coming up after this short break.
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wealthy british science. because. the only. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's cancer no holds barred look at the global financial headlines kaiser report on our.
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thanks. thanks. this is all she welcome back so serious key opposition group the syrian national coalition says it will take no part in upcoming international gatherings over how to resolve the blood is civil standoff the group will skip the friends of syria meeting in rome and shed yule talks in russia and the u.s. so want it sees as a lack of international condemnation of the assad government the rebels accuse damascus of multiple killings or the same accusations coming back at them syrian authorities say opposition militias were behind a bomb blast in the capital on saturday which killed dozens of civilians and adding to the tension rebel fighters have reportedly launched attacks against hezbollah
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targets on the syrian lebanese border and activists. believe the syrian conflict is being deliberately pushed over the border. what insurers has been trying to orchestrate in syria is also trying to impact on his blog which is a historical revenge act especially to see much of the resistance movement hizbullah expelled the israeli occupation in two thousand and also beat them in a battle in july two thousand and six now an open confrontation with hizbollah by means of nato or particularly the white settlers on the state will probably is not the ideal situation the ideal situation is to get brown skinned people to do it themselves like like they that they developed in the in the lebanese civil civil war so for the west it's an ideal situation doesn't matter how much what capacity f.s.a. and the other terrorist have got in syria it's the ideal situation is for them to ratchet up tensions against his blood and to really not divide and rule but divide
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and destroy it which is the name of the imperialist game currently and they could be reaping benefits from the conflict next door so it has a waters the fast license for oil exploration in the golan heights to a u.s. based company the original seized from syria move that forty years ago that and it's still occupied by israel even though it's considered syrian territory internationally but as aussies poulos explains now damascus is too exhausted by its internal battle to deal with israeli expansion. israel has awarded its first ever license to drill for oil in the golan heights to an american energy company this is according to sources in the energy sector who say that after israel decided last year to allow for oil and gas exploration in the golan djimi energy was awarded the license to drill but the new jersey based company still needs further work permits for drilling to commence and this is a process that could still take several years to come to me is headed by none other
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than the golan heights residents and a former i.d.f. general and could cabinet minister the company's shareholders reportedly also include rupert murdoch and one of the company's advisors is former u.s. vice president dick cheney geological tests have indicated the potential for oil and foreign oil discovery in the golan heights which is all captured from syria back in the one nine hundred sixty seven six day war in one nine hundred eighty israel and mixed the area in a move that is not recognized internationally in the strategic area has seen except extensive israeli settlement construction it is also the signs of a major israeli wind turbine a project the golan studies has has been at the heart of previous talks between israeli and syrian leaders damascus is demanding its full return and there is concern that as the syrian revolt threatens the president bashar assad's rule israel is digging in its heels on the golan heights it was also an observation that
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on the eve of almost every high level visit to israel by american officials the israeli government has without fail angered the americans by coming up for example with announcements of settlement expansion in the west bank president obama is due to visit israel at the end of march and no doubt the state department is likely to criticize this permit as they do not recognize the area as being part of israel. and now to some international news in brief this hour in yemen four people have been killed while protesting in favor of some independence during the war again a virtue of the president being elected is sold for to move all wounded after security forces fired on the crowd in the main square of aden a poor city in the south. of police were deployed forces trying to keep separatists apart from another rally in support of the president. one hundred demonstrators hopes to shawn that i can get plans for months if action from a bowling cultural center that doubles as
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a squad they marched into the sun to accomplish all chanting anticapitalist slogans and waving flags and banners around a hundred families currently live in the cultural center that will be auctioned off next week. prime minister dmitry medvedev has expressed his concern at this stage of the u.s. russian relationship warning die consequences if the deadlock over america's un to missile defense plans is not resolved soon. one of the main stumbling blocks in our relationship with the u.s. is the european anti missile defense shield neither washington nor nato here are concerns about a suit that the system threatens us in our nuclear potential which keeps the nuclear balance in the world they are trying to placate us by saying the shield isn't aimed after us but at some other countries but this doesn't sound convincing unfortunately every month leaves us less time to reach an agreement when i was president i said the time to decide would run out by the end of the decade even
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a bit earlier if we cannot agree the fallout for international relations could be very unpleasant because we would have to issue our own reply and it would have to be issued by any russian leadership. he was speaking or interview with cuba's state news agency during an official visit to the country the trip aimed at cementing ties between the cold war allies has seen moscow right old part of cuba's soviet era dead as well as a great deal to lease jets russia's prime minister has also paid tribute to sell its soldiers has said it took part in a wreath laying ceremony in the capital tehran a along president raul castro now a quarter woman in the u.k. now i'll be supporting to new statistics from the national health service that that's a rise of term percent in just two decades but if you took your cues from the media you'd be forgiven for thinking that all women were tall and slim and all men toned
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and well muscled all those are reports now there are signs the fashion industry is starting to change with the times. that a very very ugly said card to modeling say character means fat being large small i don't think there's anything because every part of carrots you can think of that's what was a part meets robin he's a successful fashion model he works for london agency i'll be representing over a thousand models aged eighteen to one hundred in the most diverse shapes and sizes it's really important to her character prices in the industry and i think you know there's enough good looking people around. me why i'm not think you know kind of people with quirky you know expressive price has got far more work coming to our fashion and advertising is changing to make room for models who look more like real people do you think now that there's a strong lead to model for people on your models because people so bored of looking at the no more you know six foot to have
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a person all of that looks exactly right you know people's body shapes and faces and. so we should look at them and i really embrace some really katie green found out all about the pressures of the fashion industry when she was chosen to be the face of wonderbra and signed to a major modeling agency they asked me for me thing and then they told me i needed some news to start now i'm five foot ten and the size twelve i would have just been about the bones you know i'm perfectly healthy as it is and they wants me to lose two so that's a size eight i called my parents after the maids and just in floods of tears saying that they confronted but it's been a model five years and she's not only working as a successful plus size model but it's also campaigning to ban underweight models from catwalks and fashion spreads it's all persons the functions i was princes of big campaigns they're also somebody who looks so slowly and none of us will no doubt will ever be made here is the very sort of fantasy related industry it's all
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based on airbrushing and nothing in these magazines is real the majority of british women now measuring the size. fourteen or above design a sample size that a skinny model wears down the catwalk is a minuscule size zero the difference is huge big brands of beginning to realize that consumers want to see models that they can identify with major fashion designers are tapping into the changes and introducing largest size is definitely some type of shake up going on in the industry enough big that you know in the future you're different you see that this becomes more the norm and we probably won't call it anymore it probably just be fashion it's a profit at the end of the day businesses want to make money so if there's a market there where you haven't actually talked to two and you you've got to do is create a bigger size the numbers show business men business women never do that in this model is over you know who's one of my models sees the only models done for you my job to come by and leave by day's own telling time these classes so there's no
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other suit mosier done so you know he's a supermodel with almost half of u.k. women now officially plus size and individuality suddenly on trend it seems that the fashion industry is finally waking up to reality. i see london is my course to nominate below but we now have the technology to actually print three d. objects from shrews stood by x. to artificial limbs and one day we could resurrect someone from the past that way so who would you choose a sportsman a political a politician perhaps and or hoffman stormed as the streets of new york now to find out just who people would like to see among them.
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who would you three d. print from history this week let's talk about that i mean reported for you so in the life of a character oh yeah like super mario or. their elmo yeah i got it thirty were my best friends oh someone you know that's a good idea for to douglas. want you to king. and malcolm x. do you think that they would appreciate where society is today to be honest with you they would be a little disappointed abraham lincoln yaf the classic president right as it were everybody says no no and said that yes i mean lincoln's pretty hot great nel you know people like lincoln him walking around his beard would be good yeah yeah and he'd be like what the hell did you do with this country while i've been dead lloyd and i guess the purpose of these questions is to see you know how the past would
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deal with the president yeah definitely what do you how do you think they would deal with it i mean how would mozart deal with music sampling you know reproductions of like that that would be amazing to see what he would do he would probably lay off the auto and you don't know the bottom line is three d. printing technology is developing extremely fast so let's just hope the people in control of it use it for the good of humanity. and i say aussies the kaiser report just.
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if you have a business than you need customers right this is perhaps the simplest law of capitalism but if your business is making juvenile prisons how are you going to attract more customers by bribing judges into condemning innocent children so you'll have all of the captives i mean customers that you need to charge mark c. of a junior from pennsylvania has been sentenced to twenty eight years in prison for illegally accepting money from a juvenile prison developer the pennsylvania supreme court determined that he may have unlawfully convicted up to five thousand youths some of whom were just ten years old for crimes they didn't commit this is obviously sickening a total exploitation of power but the thing we need to think about is the fact that the us has by far the world's largest prison population and a booming prison industry it leads me to believe that may be this one scumbag judged.


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