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well handled. the red machine buckles after a ten round shoot out against team usa in a bitterly fought hockey faceoff the russia take solace in winning gold and silver in the men's one thousand meter short track. tonight here every minute may count for a russian pilot a new u.s. jails the prison is refusing him medical assistant archie hears from his wife and lawyer who say he's critically ill. a sliding scale of justice we find out how in israel the same crime could get you time behind bars or even not be investigated depending on one's ethnicity.
nine pm in moscow i met president very good to have you with us promise to be a dramatic day at the olympics and it was with the red machine and team usa delivering terrific performances at the social bolshoi ice arena. the game ended in new u.s. victory with the home side battling late into a shoot out let's go live now to our tease paul scott standing by for us in the heart of sochi well paul you watched it all have to. give us the rundown of events . well it was pure sporting drama in the bolshoi ice time as the usa run out narrow victory is over russia in the most dramatic of circumstances the game finished two two after regulation time russia actually took the lead midway through the second period captain pavel datsyuk leading by example to give the hosts the lead however goals then from the foul on. put the usa two one up before that man dotsie it was on the spot again to level matters with five
minutes to play russia thought they'd done enough to win the game in the final few moments however a goal was disallowed because the net to come away from its moorings so the game went into overtime and still nothing separated the two sides before the usa eventually prevailed in a lengthy a nerve shredding shootout russia are still likely to qualify for the next stage of the competition their next match is now on sunday against slovakia it's their final game in group a and it's a game they must win. and paul there was more than just hockey on the slopes and i use today tell us about the rest of the day's events. well there may have been disappointment for russia sports fans in the hockey but there are two gold medals and a silver for russia to celebrate on saturday in the last few moments alexander threat to call it has just won gold in the men's skeleton event he led from start to finish after setting a track record in the first round meanwhile earlier on today there was a one to a gold and silver in the men's one thousand meters short track speed skating it was
a really good tactical display by the two russian skates as victor secured the gold medal to add to the bronze he's already won in these games or at these games in the fifteen hundred meters while the silver medal went to bloody may have. arrived at his paul scott live for us in sochi thank you very much for that update r.t. asked a former russian hockey star he helps the current team the current team deal with losing. i've always tried to be positive and always try to be to help and. help the guys and you. can see something what i don't like it i don't have a problem to come and fill the bliss way play with window and tell him my opinion of the both the situation but. i also miss them when you play or you can see the game different when between all the cheering and sports
visitors and athletes alike need some time to unwind and relax fortunately so she's not just the olympic host city but also a vibrant black sea resort artie's martin ender's has more. the way from their home the sun has set and. there are tens of thousands of new vistas joining the games and it's not just. press trucks and shops that are busier than ever before the night live here is booming to sting the olympics means mixing it up whether you want to mingle with celebrities and glamorous and beats nightclubs who fancy something a little more traditional like it. can be hard pushed to feel left out so you get your shoes on let your head down and that seems to me.
very popular with locals and visitors he can listen to terry's music from jazz to contemporary. like most of my trips here are open twenty seven ideal for energetic tourists man it was very positive surprise because it's really very well organized around here. that would be alive only during the summer months . in winter. feeling package after all that partying look no further than the old port winds down grab some food and relax next to the cozy heaters the partying and socializing here and such he doesn't ever stop during the daytime there are options for every taste and travel and there's no excuse to go back to a hotel and wait for the sub to rise everybody can eat good food have to. take. foreign euro and everybody how happy because they have
a good atmosphere. and there's more than the sure the dozens of clubs and this is the high life of the new mounting. this guy club and or inspiring view over the mountains it's the perfect place for mingling with fellow travelers and athletes to relax after a hard day's competing spectating. but everything here is amazing the menus and infrastructure are. very pleased russia is renowned for its but i wouldn't like the culture and hip and happening to our use of sochi allowed no exception from the sizzling shool to the cool snowy peaks so she's you might call a bit. more reaction from that russia vs usa men's hockey match next hour so join us as we highlight the best moments of one of
the winter games most eagerly anticipated matchups. the g twenty fourteen promises alternate in the exhilarating winter and. so joining me now a m a kevin oh and the rest of our lives taking you staying for sochi twenty four take. on. the cards in europe's industrial power house may be turning once again but as germany gains economic ground many there is a risk for many there is a risk in an uncertain future as they fight to stay above the poverty line. time may be running out though for a russian pilot jailed in the us constantine jarosz ngo being refused vital medical help and his lawyer says the man is already at death's door russian diplomats are urging washington officials to intervene as artie's alexei or if he reports. first he received twenty years in prison in the united states for
a crime he never committed on the american soil now it has gone from bad to worse for russian violent constantin you know. your own brother nearly called me in the morning and told me he felt very sick and that he'd be lucky to survive until monday he seems to be having a heart attack because he told me he was suffocating experience and heart pain and was almost unable to walk he was beaten severely when he was arrested and has not been feeling well for a long time for his pleas for medical help have been ignored and he felt sick they put him in lock up and left him on the cold floor to try to get a doctor but all he was offered was flu medication and some antibiotics sometimes they don't even let me send him letters and they have refused to let any russian officials meet with the prison chief over the head doctor because lawyer told r.t. that the head doctor at the new jersey prison where he's being held will not expedite his treatment which could have the worst possible consequences monday is. also a federal holiday in the united states so my supposition would be that any kind of
medical treatment so constant in your eye franco could be provided only. on tuesday the eighteenth of february constantine yosh and co said that he might not live through the we can pass condition requires immediate medical attention you know who was arrested in twenty ten in liberia on suspicion of drug smuggling he was reportedly severely beaten before being transported to the u.s. where he received a twenty year prison sentence this is not new this is something we've seen repeated over and over again kind of arrogant attitude washington has toward other countries and particularly to other countries for now. doing quite washington to dictate to them to do the present system in the united states the lightest businesses on the planet highest rate of prisoners any country life is the number in both absolute
terms in relative terms has no terror are notoriously. disregarding of the rights of prisoners even the most fundamental rights including the recto to the moscow has been insisting all along that the way you know shank this case has been handled regardless of whether he committed the crime or not is a gross violation of human rights probably very beginning bikini so if you're a shrink or if we're going to. speak and disturbs has been absolutely politicized we have expressed many famous or very serious concerns we have one for the u.s. government to many times that. they are under international obligations to take care of. the health of our citizens having failed to get through to washington via official channels the russian foreign ministry resorted to social media and posted a plea for help on its facebook page ever since you know it was delivered to the
u.s. russian officials have been denied access with the situation now taking a dramatic turn the russian foreign ministry officials are once again demanding to be allowed to see him along with their own doctors that is of course if you know shanker himself lives to receive that help alexi russia. the russian pilot's case not out of the ordinary in the us prison system according to the us department of justice more than forty five thousand people died in custody in the space of a decade some of them didn't live to face any charges even the editor of prison legal news activist alex friedman told us that keeping inmates alive isn't always a priority in u.s. jails prisoners might have very serious medical conditions and sometimes be very near death and they're told to sign up on a sick call or that they'll refer them to the nurse the next week or they might not be a doctor at the prison and that weekend so they have to wait until the next week to see medical staff. go received a twenty year sentence he did not receive
a death sentence but unless he receives adequate medical care he and other prisoners with serious medical conditions can die while in custody mr you're a shame go was basically kidnapped and you know when he was taken into custody overseas by u.s. officials. the united states really does not have a lot of respect for the rule of international law when it conflicts with what they want to do r.t. will continue following the case and bring you all the latest updates on the story stay with us after this short break. i.
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thanks for staying with us quarter past the hour germany registered the euro groans highest growth rate this quarter as exports pump money back into the economy there's artie's peter all over reports the good official news will be cold comfort to one in every six germans in danger of being dragged into poverty. business is booming in germany but under the surface there's a surprising number of people failing to get anything from it but one supports fiercest we still have six million people on long term unemployment benefits that means almost one in ten households live on welfare and in fact figures from the german office of national statistics and eurostar to show that just over sixteen percent of germans are at risk of falling into poverty compare that to the situation in france the czech republic or the netherlands and you see that more people can potentially slip through the safety net in europe's economic powerhouse
this is seeing more and more germans turning to charities for help this food distribution center in berlin is one of many all around the country that helps to feed around one point six million germans every single month and if you look at the type of things that they're sorting out if the distribution it's fruit it's a batch to both it's the type of things that people need to have in their diets but that some in germany just can't afford. food you mention so many people try and deal with their poverty but it one point they realise they just can't take it anymore and they come to us it's a difficult step but it becomes the only solution. one woman who gave me the name and who didn't want to be identified told me how grateful she is for the help the food bank provides. i have everything here eggs even fish bread the little things make a big difference the money i get from the state goes to keep the power on at most i
have one hundred fifty euros a month i'm very happy to have this because of this i can buy clothes and live. some of those receiving handouts accuse germany's politicians of caring more for wider europe and the german people event demanded up the part of europe that we help you. why don't you help us we have hungry kids but the government says we should help immigrants to move them we have to close the open to all charity organizers say that they've seen a change in the demographic of those coming to them for help it took a mention so it's called we've noticed an increase of older people which is unbelievable for us traditionally old people in germany wouldn't ask for free food and now they have no internal so we see more people whose need has become stronger and change. whilst it is true that as a nation germany led the euro crisis better than most is a fine line between boom and bust the people in the biggest economy peter all of
the see. always more stories a click away on our team dot com including italy lightening the burden on its overcrowded prisons by overthrowing a law that put marijuana alongside cocaine into heroin in the eyes of the law this could free around town thousand inmates currently serving sentences related to soft drugs. and the mystery of the martian a rock that appeared in red planet pictures seemingly out of nowhere i only solved it over for an explanation on our team. israel's borders with arab neighbors some of the most heavily fortified on earth but within the country itself there's no shortage of tension between jews and muslims arabs make up a fifth of the country's population but argues policy reports are not always treated equally under the law. morning they treat us like israeli citizens only when they
want to convict us other than that we're arabs to them and that's the pure racism and big policy of this country that used to form even six other arabs were found guilty of attempted to murder in a ton santa and his radio jewish terrorist who took aim at them. it's a conviction that is hard to comprehend very hard that the innocent and victim is even put on trial let alone convicted on a ship it was here back in august two thousand and five that saddam and his way the soldier who deserted the army used his military issued rifle to fire at our passengers on a bus he killed four and wounded seventeen before being attacked by the crowd they grabbed him while he was being handcuffed by police he never made it off the bus and those who were sentenced for his death i think he's more to it than north from the israelis using acts of power to educate us so that if such attacks happen again no one will dare to do anything i compared unstudied similar cases to this one in
court where iris from israel committed acts against jews and they were killed by james for taking the law into their hands the jews were never convicted and no charges were brought against them it's clear there is a double standard in the justice courts a case in point. and he's ready jew who shot and killed an arab terrorist after he murdered his shiva students while they were studying in jerusalem in two thousand and eight i shot him with two bullets in the head he spun around and he was teetering and then the guy with the m. sixteen who is hiding behind a side door finished the deal we kept shooting at him until we emptied our magazines and that was them yet them this is they didn't even open an investigation file against that doing one of the police didn't even ask him didn't even check of the air was dead or not the scales of justice amin to balance in this scale. for we seem to feel killing a jewish terrorist in this scale doing praised for killing an arab terrorist
but do they even know. israeli know and it's some adoption feels if anything they took two golds i would speak to. she feels jimmie's to fool the indies code accused should have received harsher sentence and i would say it's a strange people who kills someone was hands are tied in the back. who is not a threat anymore and i don't go to the trial it's a fury maritza the conviction sends a message to the arab community that our blood is cheap and they can spare our lives and so the verdicts out is there a double standard and p. in israel which is what the quotes are meant to determine in the first place. ten of them. now are some global headlines this hour in bahrain a police man died of injuries after being wounded in a bomb blast during friday's anti-government protests authorities there say more
than two dozen opposition activists have been arrested in clashes with police demonstrations marking the third anniversary of an uprising that sought to gain equal rights for shia muslims from the sunni ruling party. violent storms have whipped northwest france killing one man and leaving one hundred thousand homes without power yeah literally a victim slipped aboard a cruise liner being buffeted by gusts of winds of up to one hundred fifty kilometers an hour off the coast of britannia six regions across the northwest have been placed on high alert. and scuffles are broken now in athens between police and public sector workers angry at pay freezes and layoffs officers push protesters back from the ministry of administrative reform as they try to get into the building security in the ingres has been stepped up after a radical leftist group fired shots at the german embassy at. the headquarters of mercedes-benz last week. next hour to international
a corporate shake up that could change the face of cable t.v. in the u.s. . ten a group wants to erect a statue to the lord of darkness in oklahoma city which is the logical name capital of the whole of the sickness want to build the monument of a goat headed devil in or despite a monument to the ten commandments that was put up in two thousand and twelve yet they maybe should have put up of on to the ten commandments on public property but does that mean that satan has not ceased under wackos have the right to put up their own twisted monuments well that is a depends on how you look at things technically it was to liberalism everyone's
beliefs by law are equal even if ninety nine people are christian and they cannot impose on that one poor seat n'est which sounds nice but in reality that means that those ninety nine christians have to tolerate a monument to the infernal master and defiler of the innocent on their way to work every morning part of having a culture means having a group of people of common beliefs and values if you just include anything into the culture than you no longer have a culture all that remains are scattered individuals all i'm trying to say is that it's ok to rebuke the devil guys but that's just my opinion.
there and happy valentine's day my boom busters here's what's coming up on the show . now the potential comcast time warner merger would create an enormous company with extensive control over television content and internet service this is a good thing we look at the details of the deal coming right up plus we have the one meal me mr peter schiff live on today's show the money manager author and financial pundit is giving us his thoughts on the u.s. economy wage growth euro zone and pretty much everything else for that matter you will want to miss that either and finally it's friday which means it's viewer feedback day here on boom bust harrison i address your questions comments concerns that i have on the shelf now let's get to.
our big story today comcast is gobbling up its main competitor time warner cable now the forty five billion dollars deal gives comcast the potential to completely reinvent the media landscape by wiping out its major rival comcast would have thirty three million cable subscribers and almost more importantly just as many broadband users giving it. away when it comes to setting market prices negotiating licensing fees and deciding what shows you can watch now the major implications will surely invite public scrutiny by regulators but with comcast huge lobbying presence in washington many experts believe it's unlikely that the merger will be judged anti-competitive remember the comcast and n.b.c. universal marriage back in two thousand and eleven well made. your protest pretty much they pretty much went unnoticed following that deal so might happen again now
this deal will give comcast such a dominant position in the internet and television broadcast world that some are crying monopoly the deal is expected to close at the end of the year that is unless we see apple t.v. but that. our next guest is a very popular one and it's no secret investor and financial commentator peter schiff thinks that the u.s. dollar is going to fall off a cliff and he also thinks interest rates are going to skyrocket peter schiff joins us now via skype from west port connecticut peter first in front of us thanks for joining us and now the last time we spoke you saw bond yields going higher especially in view of the fed's tapering but since that time there's been data out
of the u.s. that's been well weak do you still feel of bearish about the u.s. government right now how do you feel to talk to well absolutely and you know when i talk about interest rates skyrocketing that's what's going to happen after the dollar collapses but before the dollar collapses the fed is going to print dollars to buy bonds to prevent interest rates from rising now the reason that interest rates have fallen somewhat on the long bond over the past few months is because a lot of bad economic data has now come to the surface i was expecting all of this bad data because i was saying for months and months as the fed first started talking about tapering that if they ever actually did it they would have to undo it because the minute they tapered the markets would start to go down stock market real estate market the economy would start slipping back into recession and the fed would be forced to have to embarrass tingly reverse their position which is what
they're going to do but i think the bond market is now getting ready for the fed to at least take a climb out on the taper and ultimately i think they're going to ramp it back up again and be doing more than eighty five billion a month now since we. it's growth it's been poor during this recovery what can be done to get wages up in your opinion well first we need a real recession that is the problem that in till we clear out the damage that has been caused by all the mal investment all the misallocations or resources that have happened as a result of our monetary policy in till that happens we're never going to have a real recovery that's going to produce real wealth and higher wages so as long as the fed is blowing bubbles real wages are going to keep falling and the average american is going to keep seeing his standard of living diminished as a few people benefit from all the cheap money flowing from the fed well i guess the follow up to that would then be is wage growth something that public policy makers should concern themselves with at all well wages will grow as
a natural brive pop byproduct of a free market when you have capitalism and you have businesses investing their profits and you become more efficient you have greater economies of scale real wages are going to go up as consumer prices come down and your standard of living rises the government interferes with that process by creating inflation and by undermining productivity with regulations and taxes so if you want a vibrant economy if you want to see we real wages growing the government to get out of the way ok but you know how full they pay down debt but without wage growth do you think that household debt is going to become a problem again well i don't think households have pay down debt i think they're drowning in debt but mortgage debt is still there the credit card debt is still there the student loan debt is still there the auto loans are still there we have record amounts of debt and it's not only individuals it's corporations people like to talk about the cash that corporations have.