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one single. coming up on r t tensions run high in ukraine r.t.s. ground phillips was released from custody after his arrest in eastern ukraine just ahead we'll have what he had to say about his ordeal. and the u.s. house of representatives pushes forward a bill to reform the n.s.a. what does that really in tail end does it do enough to ensure the privacy of americans an in-depth look coming up. and we may be on the cusp of something new in science extinct animals like the woolly mammoth could be brought back to life but is that really a good idea all the details of this recipe for resurrection later in the show. it's thursday may twenty second in washington d.c.
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and i'm your i dated and you're watching r.t. america we start off tonight with ukraine in the eastern part of the country a new round of deadly fighting flared up between ukrainian soldiers and anti kiev separatists at a security checkpoint near donetsk at least twenty fatalities have been reported in that region the majority of those killed were ukrainian troops meanwhile just northeast of donetsk fighting continues to intensify in lieu hans in the loo hans krege and you may recall both donetsk and the hans voted to declare their independence from the kiev government earlier this month meanwhile graham phillips and ortiz stringer was detained by the ukrainian government this week has been released phillips it says he is not facing any criminal charges nor a threat of deportation following his arrest he was arrested on tuesday and more pole and spent the night in a detention there after take a listen to what he had to say about what happened. day leaving mary apollo there were approaching a checkpoint
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a blog post and started filming and then suddenly you know the soldiers were sort of over and they were interrogating him and suddenly asking questions looking through the car and more depth in more detail than the done before they found the bullet proof vest i've been given is the line of duty here. you know the conflict situation here and then let's him to kind of escalate things a bulletproof vest under this and asked me who i work with and explain it was r t c a russian canal and then that seemed to sort of trigger something in the next we were asked to pull the car over by the side of the road and we were all decamped to take it on into these two poor cameras which form this blog post war figures came sort military figures and i was taken off now in handcuffs but was taken off and gunpoint kept into a car where i was given a sort of armed guard a guy that had a automatic rifle it was night we were passing through checkpoints every time we did you know the guy would have his gun crossed my legs where i did approach an army barracks an army base and i was put in a billet there told to get my head down get to sleep you know the guy made it clear
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my god you know if i were to make any move make any break in his orders were to you know to use whatever force needed to basically detain me so then it was it was a case of they handcuffed me said with my hands behind my back and put a black sack cloth over my head and then was taken into the center of kiev and there was a meeting there with officials with my embassy with the british embassy with officials here and one of whom i'd met a month before in kramatorsk at the airfield who drek annoys me and i have to say about me and at the end oriented towards my release still waiting hopefully tomorrow to get all my possessions back. no it was journalist and blogger graham phillips. and now to washington d.c. where the house passed a bill and at reforming the national security agency's bulk collection of american metadata the bill known as the usa freedom act passed with three hundred and three representatives in favor of the measure and one hundred twenty one against it now as it stands today the bill would shift responsibility for retaining telephone data
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from the government to telecommunication providers such as eighteen t.m. for risin that information would be stored with the companies for eighteen months which is the length of time companies currently hold records the n.s.a. would then have the ability to tap into that information for terrorism investigations but only when the agency obtains a judicial order to do so while this legislation does strike down the patriot act section two fifteen provision the language for the bill that passed today is not exactly what was originally proposed and now privacy advocates technology companies and some lawmakers even are pulling their support from what they've called a watered down version of the bill to talk more about the usa freedom act i was joined earlier by shod tar the executive director of the bill of rights defense committee i first asked them to talk about a major sticking point which is the special selection terms ask them to explain what they are and how it's changed from the old version to the new one. so the usa
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freedom act i've urged in the senate in the house early on in the house version took a very different approach to curtailing and n.s.a. surveillance to lessen and meditate under section two fifteen of the patriot act i mean to say that it specifically does not do much and it quite frankly never did about internet surveillance and there's section seven zero two of the foreign intelligence surveillance act but with respect to the phone program the house version introduced this bill specific selection term that was supposed to be a limiting factor to constrain what the n.s.a. could collect in the most recent versions to the bill the white house and the house leadership introduced measures to essentially leave these specific selection terms not so specific so for instance there's a there's a clause there delimiting a number of specific selections terms preceded by such as which infers that there can be others that are unspecified in the way that the government has in secret in the past interpreted this very same provision of the law section two fifteen of the patriot act to enable abuses that the authors of the patriot act say that they're
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appalled by suggest that any loose ends in the bill will be construed in the government's favor and if that happens the bill as currently drafted could actually make the surveillance even worse so the definition is a lot broader now. well there are a lot of concerns over how the bill actually limits transparency for tech companies and regards to government data requests can you talk about where it stands on that in the prior iterations of the bill the usa freedom act would have given tech companies the opportunity to disclose to their users the information about the data requests in aggregate that it received from government agencies so it wouldn't be able to disclose for instance to the targets of surveillance requests the fact that they were being monitored but it could release to the public saying ok we got twenty five percent more government data requests last month than we did in the prior month and those provisions were scuttled as well at the end of the day one of the two of the things from the usa freedom acts i got to keep most i think in the front of the attention for your viewers the first is that. internet surveillance is
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not addressed really at all and after a year of the snowden revelations congress is taking very meager steps forward baby steps forward and is not meaningfully addressing the problem and it's interesting to see the obama white house support the bill only after it was gutted in secret closed door meetings after it had already passed and i want to i want to ask you about that because rep is only lost and has obviously. been very vocal about this she's very angered over this last version of the bill she spoke yesterday on the house floor let's take a listen to what she had to say really quickly i think it's iran make ironic that a bill that was intended to increase transparency was secretly changed between the the committee markup and for consideration and it was. altered in worrisome ways so can you explain how and why these changes were made last minute explain the collusion that happened it is disturbing and it's interesting to contrast it with
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the beneficial collaboration across the aisle that produced the usa freedom act so in the judiciary committee it took republicans and democrats coming together we saw the judiciary committee and the intelligence committee somewhat surprisingly come together and there's one way from which you could see the back door closed process as a good one in that it was the republican house leadership coming together with a democratic white house except that it was basically the establishment across d.c. institutions that are meant to have independence from one another coming together to scuttle the bipartisan consensus from the house of representatives and it was a consensus in the house of representatives of exactly the kind that you would want defending the most fundamental rights of we the american people from the very same agencies that were at hand in scuttling the bill and it does i think raise some very disturbing questions about the legitimacy of our political process beyond the undermined substance of reforms that the promised and unfortunately does no longer absolutely will rep jim sensenbrenner who was of course the primary sponsor of the bill said he wished it did more but he also urged members. to support it in its
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current state you want to say that don't let the perfect become the enemy of the good a lot of law makers agree with that sentiment that you know we should just be happy that this is good enough it's better than what we had before of course anything is better than what we had before i mean do you think people should be content with that absolutely and you hear that phrase entirely too much in this town and the thing that members of congress forget and i think that most of the public forgets is that we don't yet know how broadly the n.s.a. is spying on the american people we only have glimpses into tips of the iceberg that's all the snowden revelations have been there has been no meaningful investigation into what is actually happening congress has been legislating in the dark for over a decade and the idea that it would continue to do so now even after a year of establishing that it's been getting lied to for the last ten years by executive officials under the leadership of each of the major parties right the bush and the obama administration what that says to me is that congress should be much more skeptical of the agencies there is a build a surveillance state repeal
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a law that essentially inverse the burden of proof and forces the agencies to justify their post nine eleven powers and we only have a few seconds left but i definitely want you to touch on what's next for this bill it's going to go to the senate is there a chance for a change or absolutely the senate version of the bill is the original version of the usa freedom act so it's substantially stronger and should the senate version be the one to ultimately survive the senate the conference committee between which the two bills are reconciled will be the point at which the discrepancies will be will be ironed out and it also was a very opaque closed door process and so it's very disturbing to see as representative often aiming to ensure transparency itself becoming the subject of multiple closed door backroom process there is still hope sadly targeted director for the bill of rights defense committee thanks for weighing in on this. we're now getting an inside look into a top secret pentagon report assessing the damage of edward snowden's n.s.a. leaks on u.s. national security front pages of the thirty nine page report were declassified as
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part of a four a a request by the guardian newspaper amiss the heavily redacted document the report concludes that the scope of the compromise knowledge related to u.s. intelligence capabilities is staggering but what a government report says serious damage was done and has refused to release any specific details to support that conclusion meanwhile another snowden related news scottish lawmakers have said that they will consider a petition to grant the former n.s.a. contractor asylum in scotland but the catch is that it's all based on the contention that the country first gains its independence artie's poly waco has that story. well this petition in the scottish parliament was put forward by a campaign and a former university lecturer and he said that edward snowden was owed a debt of gratitude for his actions and it would be all in the full scotland if he came to the country now several of the scottish m.p.'s were reportedly sympathetic
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to the idea but said that it's not possible for the scottish government to offer asylum at the moment when they simply don't know whether or not they'll gain independence come september they did however agree to come back to the petition off to the vote campaign i was disappointed by the response he said that every government has to choose between accommodating the us government or accommodating the popular opinion of their citizens and there is a sense that scotland has somewhat of a fondness for edward snowden earlier this year he was elected director of glasgow university which means that he's the students' elected representative all the way from russia and the scottish government has said that they won't comment on the petition and that the asylum would be considered by an independent scotland when or if an application is made so it might be just a little bit early for the whistleblower to start packing his kilt and his bagpipes . now is our teeth pauly boyko. a military drill designed to test the u.s.
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air forces of billy g. to withstand a hostile takeover was a failure that's the conclusion from an internal review exclusively obtained by the associated press and indicates that last summer an air force security team at the three hundred forty first missile wing at malmstrom air force base in great falls montana was required to respond to the simulated capture of a minuteman three nuclear missile silo but did not partially censored document said that armed security forces failed to take all lawful actions necessary to immediately regain control of nuclear weapons as for the specific reason why they failed the security response in the review was redacted the prize for for terrorists or others who might seek to seize control of a missile would be the nuclear warhead attached to it since it contains plutonium and other bomb materials a rogue launching of the missile is
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a far different matter since it would require the decoding of encrypted war orders transmitted only by the president. back in two thousand and twelve the us navy found out it had somewhat of a hacking problem but it wasn't until much later that they realised the criminal ringleader behind the hacking was actually one of their own this week former sailor nicholas knight pled guilty to conspiracy charges in tulsa oklahoma for his involvement in the hacking of twenty four different websites the twenty seven year old naval officer was operating out of the u.s.s. harry truman and was a system administrator for its nuclear reactors department knight was convicted of hacking the navy database for sensitive information including social security numbers of thousands of service members the group of hackers attack not only high profile government websites but also random websites like the library of. congress harvard university and the world health organization knight now faces up to five
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years in prison and a two hundred fifty thousand dollars fine. it's never fun to be at the hospital but if we have to be there most of us are typically comforted knowing we're under the care of a twenty four hour staff comprised of experienced physicians nurses and that we have access to equipment with extremely advanced capabilities but what if that equipment the tools that we depend on to save our lives could be manipulated artie's mega lopez shows us how hospitals are more hackable than we think. if you put your fingers on it and hold steady go ahead and look closely at what is happening here and you can just relax and what is showing you now is this is your one. c.g. you are witnessing the future of medical checkups armed with an i phone in a few special cases doctors can now connect with patients like never before we have everything as recognizable as
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a blood pressure cuff this is not the most scope so it's used to take a look at your eye putting the power of technology in the palm of your hand with mobile medical devices hospitals like johns hopkins here in baltimore are increasingly turning to technology for the diagnosis and treatment of patients but was more of this high tech gear being introduced into the field but also opens the door for hackers right now i know that if you have a health record of a patient that's worth fifty times their financial record on the black market but the vulnerability is more serious than stealing patient information a recent article in wired magazine highlighted the dangers of hackers digitally manipulating medical devices what really concerns me are hacking devices like insulin pumps and pacemakers where say for example somebody is able to enter that and make it change the. algorithm for when to give
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a shock for something to pay thing or when not to get a shock last year two researchers with a cyber security firm called silence discover digital weaknesses and over three hundred medical devices from forty different vendors some of them are life saving machines to save your letters and vision palms ventilators patients monitors we've looked at things like m.r.i. machines we looked at c.t. scanners we looked at x. ray machines and also certainly encompasses pretty much every class of medical device billy rios is one of those researchers he is now the director of three. intelligence and vulnerability research at qualities he says the biggest problem is password protection most of them have what we call backdoor passwords and what that is is basically a set of passwords that can be used to access devices to modify the way the device works in fact the security on these devices is so bad the security of software like i tunes the security software like your favorite web browser it's much more robust
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than anything that we've seen in the medical device world and to me that's really unacceptable many medical devices used in hospitals today run on old technology which is like the latest security software when we look at things like critical infrastructure and medical devices it's almost like going back in time you know like i haven't seen these types of issues you know in fifteen to twenty years in the software world or the networked world over the years there have been several documented cases of non-life threatening medical equipment being manipulated hospital computers have been infected with myra says causing equipment to run slowly or incorrectly but while those instances caused a financial damage there was no physical harm let's not wait for that to happen before we start to improve the security medical devices regulatory bodies like the food and drug administration or the department of homeland security have offered recommendations but have not forced robust cybersecurity regulations on medical devices leaving the decision to manufacturers for how much protection to put in
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each device but at the end of the day liability for a hack device falls on the hospital i think the best thing that consumers can do is assert health care organizations about you know this is true these devices and it may not be sure that the health care organization can answer those questions directly but they can forward those types of questions to the device manufacturers and to the f.d.a. bringing the issue to the forefront and forcing hospitals manufacturers and regulatory bodies to confront these vulnerabilities before someone gets hurt reporting in baltimore maryland. meghan lopez artie. what if we had the power to bring back extinct animal species i'm not talking about dinosaurs the believe it or not the notion that we could reintroduce extinct animals to the ecosystem is a real possibility right now that prospect is vigorously being explored researchers believe that they can recreate all woolly mammoth by combining its d.n.a. with that of
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a modern elephant of course the woolly mammoth has been extinct for over six thousand years and while some in the scientific community find this to be an exciting prospect others have voiced concerns over the unforeseen consequences it's a hot debate right now and conservation biology and it all seems to boil down to one question just because we can do this doesn't mean we should i was joined earlier by professor ross nec fee he's a curator in the department of memo logy at the american museum of natural history in new york i started out by asking him to describe the science behind this and what de extinction actually means well would it bring clean. that it's no longer with us and this can range anything from the level of viruses up to mammals like mammoths there's several ways in which this could be done the older kinds of ways the older technology would be cloning or back breeding but the really big
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thing that's happening right now and just in the last few years is synthetic biology this is transgenic or genetic engineering where you're actually building genes from the building blocks and even composing chromosomes and introducing those into the germ lines of of closely related species so that you end up with something that one way or the other looks a little bit like the extinct species and as i understand it the final product is not exactly one species or another but a hybrid how does cern do scientists have to be allowing something into the ecosystem that never really existed in that state before. it's a very good question and lots of us are concerned about it in one way or another i'm concerned about it from an animal welfare point of view for example if we were to bring back the really mammoth where are we going to park or heard of all the mammals in this country at present are they just going to be in a freak show somewhere and it's to this is not really restoring them to the state
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that they had before we caused their extinction and you can go down the list of the species that people are thinking about bringing ducks in many cases they recall the g.'s of so changed the circumstances of so change that they wouldn't stand a chance and to keep them as sort of the equivalent of hothouse plants of for our indulgence and for amusement i don't think this is a particularly good thing russell another question to really ponder here is whether this process could be reversible you know what happens in the case that the risks really outweigh the benefits can you go back. well with extinct species bringing back extinct species i don't think it's that much of a big deal because there will never be that much invested in it except perhaps for entertainment value the real issue is synthetic biology of which the extinction is a very small part is the capacity to create organisms that have never existed
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pasting together parts of the genetic code of several different things in order to create something new now that could be good it could be economically beneficial it could be a better food crop that sort of thing but it could also be dangerous pathogens and these are these are things really to worry about from every level from the scientific up to the ethical and of course that all you mentioned that points to the ethical question you know just because we have the capability of reviving extinct species which i think most people says sounds really cool should we do it what's your take on that. well i'm divided of course it's a really cool i would love to see a woolly mammoth walking down park avenue in new york. but then i have to think in terms of what does that really mean is this going to be just a singleton somebodies experiment so you've got one really mammoth who's going to live with where is he going to park him self is he going to have to be provided
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with food and shelter for the rest of his life who has a navy obligation in fact to take care of these animals for the rest of their lives these are harsh questions that really have to attend any thought that we might have about bringing back a make a mammal really big and animal that needs to be taken care of properly and ross really have about thirty seconds left but one argument i've heard against the process is that you know we might be able to bring back something that's actually an excellent vector for diseases for example that could you know affect livestock or even humans has that been the case in the past at all and is there a good possibility of that happening. the very first organism that was brought back by modern techniques was the h one. s h one n one spanish flu in the late ninety's and was a very dangerous disease there is no reason to think that there's going to be any end to the interest in recreating or playing with the genetics of disease organisms
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and once again it can be for good reasons or for bad reasons if you have a way of breaking down their codes looking for the weaknesses that this can have therapeutic value but conversely it can be a very dangerous hostile kind of weapon that was ross macphee a curator for the department of mammalogy of the american museum of natural history in new york and that does it for now for more on the stories we covered go to youtube dot com slash r.t. america check out our web site archie dot com slash usa and follow me on twitter at amir david for now have a great night. the washington well it's a mess. to speak to the latest news of the. candidates for the prophecy of current issues actually to me doesn't do too much for ad revenue and biotech agriculture giant teats on a seventy six year old american farmer in the studio fallout do you think this is
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going to create for the cia do you think this is what's triggering a great facilities to cope with the world it's also the largest debtor nation in still breaking the set is mostly about alternatives to the status quo one might be you'll have some points to explore the american dream the facts that we're just trying to survive it's time for americans and lawmakers of to wake up and start talking about the real causes.
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to. a ride to the top spot that is extremely popular here in the u.s. its founder david translated to the us from vietnam he came to the letter about her duty to make his hot sauce dreams come true because america is where you go when you have a business dream. that's right so we came here and it's hot sauce took off which was great it was a total immigrant success story which is what our country is supposed to be great at right but now the honeymoon is over and tran is starting to get a sense of what american business is really like and it has nothing to do with helping immigrants succeed that he just made
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a public statement in which he said that now the u.s. killed the exact same as the country he fled that he meant there's not much difference between the u.s. and vietnam in terms of how much the government interest these years with everything you do and trying to keep you from succeeding he then went on to say i have had the bad luck to move into a city with a government that acts like a local case. is referring to the fact that officials in irwindale california where his thoughts factory is have been throwing mountains of red tape and shutdown threats at him for months that's because a few residents have complained they were suffering from burning eyes and headaches caused by the factory smell the fish will say they've had enough complaints to justify their actions against him but there's been no evidence of any violations despite. its and the l a times reported that just four households have made about two thirds of the approximately seventy complaints they've received what
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amounts to a few people complaining about an odor and that being enough for the city to brighten tran out of his hot sauce business and that's thinks doesn't matter it's totally backed up trans assertion that our government acts just like in a rational king who does whatever he wants to whomever he wants whenever it serves this purpose whatever that might be including squashing immigrants to businesses that dare to compete with his majesty's friend is a giant corporation trans right at this point we pretty much have a monarchy this whole representative democracy thing is a share much. so if jeb bush and hillary clinton and i'm running for office in two thousand and sixteen there is no way i'm calling either of them president it will be queen hill or king jeb in my book because there will be no denying our country the monarchy anymore hopefully will wake up to that before we vote any more royal family members into office tonight let's talk about that by following me on twitter
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the show it today mr peter schiff now the financial pundit author and c.e.o. of euro pacific capital sat down with water earlier today to discuss his foray into the world of bitcoin along with his recent hit with nouriel dr doom or beanie and in today's big deal edward harrison and i are discussing the disruption that your work has been you are actually and limousine commission the taxi cartel is none too pleased with the transportation apps that you work isn't backing down from this fight coming up and it all starts right now. with. our lead story today running unemployment now
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a new poll conducted by the harris poll on behalf of express employment professionals found that forty seven percent of unemployed people have completely given up looking for a job bob funk c.e.o. of express and former chairman of the. he said quote this survey shows that millions of americans are at risk of falling into the trap of prolonged unemployment and it should give policymakers a greater sense of urgency to focus on the singular goal of creating jobs now according to the survey an additional forty six percent of the unemployed respondents reported not having had any job interviews in the prior month and twenty three percent reported that their last interview was and twenty twelve the poll also shows that a significant percentage of the unemployment and those unemployed are currently not receiving jobless benefits the survey also revealed that of those unemployed fifty seven percent are male versus forty three percent female and more than half of all unemployed are under forty years of age while one third are under the age of thirty
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meanwhile the number of people seeking unemployment benefits in the u.s. jumped last week now while the number rose to three hundred twenty six thousand seeking unemployment benefits but is still relatively low which suggests that hiring should remain steady thursday the labor department said that applications rose by twenty eight thousand and this increase comes as applications fell to their lowest level since may of two thousand and seven two weeks ago employers are adding more jobs so unemployment remains historically high with historically high levels now the economy gained two hundred eighty eight thousand jobs in april the most in two and a half years and the unemployment rate plunged to six point three percent from six point seven percent but again the rate drop occurred because fewer people looked for work the government doesn't count people as unemployed unless they're actively searching for a job basically what all this says is that things are very bad for those who are long term unemployed and they don't look to be getting much better i'm sorry to
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report but with that said anyone who has recently lost their job still has a fighting chance. what is right now in the world of currency and money is simply a government iou for an economic system as complex as the global macro economy some feel uncomfortable about the fact that it all essentially rests on a bunch of ious for investor peter schiff this is dangerous territory now peter is bearish on the future of the us and the dollar and he's a big fan of gold and other precious metals but it also turns out that his precious metals company has selected bit pay for bitcoin payments making him the largest gold dealer to accept a big corn now i first asked him what led to that decision take a look at what he had to say well you know there are
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a number of people out there that own quine. and most recent price a big coin is in the market anyway worth about five hundred dollars and so there are some people that are considered are sitting on considerable fortunes in big coins or people that got their big coins when they were just pennies apiece dollars apiece and so you know there's there's a lot of paper again and i think that among the big coin holders there are a lot of people that are skeptical of currencies they're fearful of inflation that might be would lead them to bitcoin in the first place but i also think those same individuals might want to have some money in gold and silver maybe they don't want to have such a big bet in big quine especially since they might have such large paper profits and maybe they want to take some risk away because who knows i mean i'm still very very skeptical about bitcoins long term value i haven't changed my mind i don't
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have a lot of faith in it's future value so i don't think it represents a good store of value but i do have a lot of confidence in a lot of faith in gold and silver and so you know i want to make it easier for people who own bitcoins to take something off the table. and to turn some of their digital currency into real money gold solar and by you know partnering up with pay it makes it very easy because the people in bitcoins can use their bitcoins to pay but i don't get the big coins i get dollars see the really accepting bitcoins pay is accepting bitcoins and they're turning around and giving me dollars so my customers get to pay with bitcoin that i get dollars which of course is what i need because i got to pay my rent i got to pay my salaries i got to pay all my other expenses and my taxes so i need dollars when i'm running a business in the united states i don't need because now palladium is that the highest since twenty eleven so are you keen on that metal. well i'm pretty much
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keen on all metal and we've had a very very big run in palladium recently we look we we we've had big runs and palladium before it's historically a very volatile metal so i don't know if i'd be plowing into palladium just now you know when you've had this big spike up maybe like i've been you know advocating platinum for some time that started to move for a while platinum was actually priced under gold and i thought you know that was a particularly attractive buying opportunity for platinum but you know i am bullish on commodities in general but the reason i am particularly focused on these monetary metals is precious metals is because i see a real monetary crisis cami and i think a lot of people who have placed. banks and their creations feed currencies i think that when that confidence to shaken there is going to be a a global rush back to real money people are going to rediscover the value
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of gold and silver as money and you know millions and millions of people that don't own any are going to have to buy it and certainly a lot of people that have significant paper fortunes are going to have to do something to preserve what's left of the purchasing power and they're going to have to go into gold silver so i think that these particular come out is given what's coming are going to do even better than just you know. commodities agriculture energy they're all going to go up but i think that the precious metals based on the monetary premium that is right now missing from these commodities but i think will return i think you have a a particularly a good opportunity for for appreciation peter i want to back track really quickly you said before when we were talking about decline that you needed dollars dollars to pay or taxes you know kind of what you're getting at the idea that you need this money it's an empty theory that you're in that you're going back to you don't see
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it that way. no i mean i'm just operating a u.s. based business and my expenses are all in dollars and so my revenue needs to be in dollars now to the extent that i generate a profit which hopefully i do at my precious metals company which is where we're expecting big coins to the extent that i have a profit a market to keep my profit dollars to convert my profit into something else you know maybe it'll be gold maybe it'll be stocks but you know it's going to be da it's not going to be a coin so i mean i have no desire to you know to do a whole old bit coins as a long term investment but i don't want to hold dollars either but you're converting our profits three times now you're first getting in decline then you convert it to dollars to pay your taxes then you convert it to london no i never get bitcoin the customer has been coined and going through bit pay the customer you know transfer is big coins to big pay right then big pay gives me dollars so i know i get dollars right off the bat which is what that's my cash flow in my business
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and then my business pays its operating expenses all of it's overhead it's salaries are they also and then we pay the taxes you know that way whatever's left over is my profit and that i can invest i wife's see fit and i'm going to invest that in things that i think are going to preserve. preserve their value we recently got into it on c n c with famed and where you economist nouriel dr doom roubini over your prediction that the fed's monetary easing is pushing the u.s. economy into hyper inflation and you said quote falling prices do not threaten consumers but consumers benefit from falling prices and nouriel responded with what you're saying about deflation is nonsense now you are both in very high profile bear so what is it that you so fundamentally disagree about on this issue well first of all nuria is not a bear i mean he's actually pretty bullish and he has been for a while he's bullish on the stock market he's bullish on the dollar he's bearish on gold he's bullish on the u.s. economy so i don't see why even still has that moniker of a dr doom you know he by his own death. the nation he's
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a doctor boom so you know we don't we don't have that in common he might have been negative for a while but he's certainly not negative anymore but you know it's roubini these ideas that are complete nod said stet that consumers benefit from higher prices i don't know any consumers that want to pay higher prices the lower the better you know i asked you know you were being me several times you would answer my question because he said to me that if prices fall people will stop consuming nobody will buy and i asked him to give me the example example tell me one product that people will hold off on buying because they think if they wait a year it'll be one percent cheaper and he couldn't identify a single product i mean it's just not true that people put off their purchases if they think the things that they want or need will be a little bit cheaper a year into the future people do people want things when they want them and they buy them when they want them not you know a year after they want them in fact that americans want to have stuff right now so
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badly that a lot of americans use credit cards and pay eighteen percent interest why don't they just wait a year save their money and save the eighteen percent because they don't want to wait or not at the stuff right now not in class cards but one that i can personally think of i'm not nouriel roubini and i never will be but housing people people wait to buy their homes if they think interest rates are never well be but that's a little bit different that's an asset like a stock or a house if you're buying a house as an investment right if you're buying a house because you want to make money on it and clearly if you think prices are going to go down you'll wait assuming you have a place to live assuming you have an apartment or a house that suits your your needs but if you really need a house and you needed to live even if you think it's going to go down a little bit you still might buy it right now because you know you have a family you need to space you want to get into a certain school district but you're talking about assets yet if i'm thinking about buying a stock market i think it's going to go down if i think of stocks going to be lower
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and. you're there why would i buy it now i mean i'll wait i'll buy it a year because you're buying it as an asset for appreciation but if you're talking about something you want to consume if i want to if i need a new cell phone shop might you know wait a year because it might be a little bit cheaper no you just buy it when you need it you dock it week to buy and that was peter schiff c.e.o. and chief global strategist of euro pacific capital. time now for a very quick break but stick around because when we return we're bringing you part two of my interview with dr paul craig roberts roberts tells us his view on the future of the u.s. dollar and its status as the world's reserve currency and that in today's big deal edward harrison and i are discussing it new york city's taxi cartel battle with the massively disruptive transportation app super but before we go here are a look at some air closing numbers of the bell stick around.
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there's a mediately though so we leave that to. the sea motions to the plate your party there's a bill. for shoes that no one is there with to get that you deserve answers from. politics.
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because. the. last quarter us g.d.p. grew a whopping is zero point one percent so if we take an extreme glass half full approach we should be happy that g.d.p. didn't shrink right well that raises the question of what is happening to us monetary policy isn't quantitative easing supposed to be doing something positive well i spoke to dr paul craig roberts about fed policy and the future of the dollar now dr roberts served as the assistant secretary of the treasury under reagan and has been an editor and columnist for many publications i first asked him about the future of the u.s. dollar and its status as the world's reserve currency take
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a look at what he had to say. the likely to play out in that goals there was the withdrawal from well i don't argue. that they actually so it was clearly a training girlies you know. dave cranston and i revealed yesterday more so now you to build. when they gross domestic product of four hundred and eighty billion dollars somehow managed in the three month period of purchase one hundred and forty one billion dollars worth of u.s. treasuries now that's twenty nine percent of the annual g.d.p. of belgium when they get the money for that month it's in deficit the trade accounts are and are in deficit. so high in the world could belgian in three month period buy treasuries equal to twenty nine percent of their gross domestic product
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clytie they couldn't one of happened apparently as some large holder had dumped one hundred four billion dollars in one week tracers and this for some reason probably who the holder was. scared the federal reserve and so the federal reserve purchase the treasury is itself and wanted it through belgium so no one would know that the fan had purchased it and then they chaired this activity on outside the normal clearing mechanism so that the country involved is not listed and. clearly. that for those three months. the chad was not tapering down to sixty five billion in a month efficient figure but it was spending on hundred twelve billion
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a month so they disguised the increase in tapering they discount the fact is somebody had dropped over one hundred billion in treasuries in a week and so this tells me that the fed is worried it's worried about the dollar and it's worried about the impact of that many years of quantitative easing the many years of the growth and u.s. public debt. and another curious thing erin happened when they announced the first quarter g.d.p. growth right they rigged the inflation trigger so they could announce that there was a growth rate of zero point one percent that is one tenths of one percent so clearly the first quarter u.s. g.d.p. growth was negative but they're so afraid of that they had to rig inflation to produce the tiny tiny little bit of us to grow some friday of
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a negative quarter when they're facing and they're staring into the second quarter in the face it will be negative so clearly the federal reserve is concerned about the stability of interest rates the willingness of other countries to hold us traders and there has to earn about the impact on a american worldwide financial position so i think that the power may be of about to expire to run down and the ability to make all the accounts of pension money in appearances in the world may be coming to an end i mean that's rolling credible and fascinating as well but i want to ask you on the subject of international monetary system one of the main tenants of an international monetary system that you think would be stable enough to maintain price debility while replacing the dollar standard in a way that doesn't erode the american standard of living. well if they've created
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so many dollars for all it's going to be hard to keep the dollar price up unless they can get all turned into shiite currencies to print as well. and the u.s. did succeed in getting japan to turn its currency so that the. anything about a shared wooden look and they've succeeded in getting the e.u. to print more euros so as long as they can have other countries lowering bad policies or since bad policy doesn't stand out that much will today you have many countries many independent countries whose currencies are just as reliable if not more so than the dollar and so today you could actually settle international trade between countries without having a reserve currency the chinese have already begun that soon the chinese are trading
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in their own terraces with australian and with russia. the brics are trying to expand this so it may be that the best solution is not to have a reserve currency but just have countries trading in their own currency and that in and gives them an incentive to maintain monetary discipline now imagine i mean for the us national security adviser anthony lake claims that the reality of recalcitrant outlaw states that not only choose to remain outside the family of democratic nations but also assault its basic values no way to label five countries as rogue states and those five are north korea cuba iraq iran and libya now why do you think the us goes to such pains to label countries rogue and are there economic reasons or is it ideological i think what it is a rogue country from the standpoint of market and is an independent country that's
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not on the washington stamp. or example saudi arabia and bahrain they can use all the violence they won't against domestic populations but they're not rogue countries because they cooperate in washington so washington uses the term to mean that country is asserting instead dependence from our will and doesn't cooperate with us like it should and therefore it's a row country we've seen a new expansion of this definition now i hop still country asked of fired by paul wolfowitz in the wolfowitz doctrine a hostile country is a country like russia or china which has the capability of controlling enough resources and territory to common a rival global power so any country that has capability of its
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own and could be become a rival to washington this is now a hostile country. so there you see it it's all it's a self-serving does does a nation self-serving use of worms. and there you see it that was dr paul craig roberts economist and columnist for creators syndicate time now for today's big deal. big deal time with my partner in crime mr edward harrison and today we're talking about who burnt taxi cartels and politics all in one with the big it's a tax there is day so let's get right to it now over is a taxi like service and a form of disinter mediation favorite word that is seriously threatening the taxi business now new york city mayor bill de blasio who by the way received a nice chunk of change from the taxi commission during his may oral run has plans
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to expand the city's to actually buy an additional six thousand cabs these cabs are a part of a borough program and it's designed to address the shortage of cabs outside of downtown manhattan so edward what are the details of this borough program and what does it mean in all of this you know if you live out. basically you get a taxi if you live in. queens the bronx brooklyn etc you can't get a taxi i once lived in brooklyn. i got a taxi and had to take me to brooklyn. many a lot of times they would say no we don't want to take you so. because we have to get a fair on the way right there we just refuse not to take the taxi so this serves to get rid of that problem so that you have to circulate in those areas so that people could actually get access to transportation you know when we were doing
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a show i was in new york on monday for the show and what i found fascinating is i saw some of these cabs in there this ugly color green i don't know why if you cherish this like a whiny yellow cream but they didn't and they don't take you anywhere in manhattan which i find fascinating. and help them and go across town that's what they're interested in what you're doing all the way across town to queens so it's kind of fascinating but some people criticize the taxi industry is not caring about the consumer so what are some of those criticisms and do you think that they have any true weight will the fact that i actually have you know it's a cartel in the have these medallions and they're licensed and you know that's to restrict supply so they're really about you know to that degree it's not open in the free market it's a cartel. so from my perspective i think they see as a threat their claim is basically that companies like the license you know this is exactly what you so they're being the motels were saying this is regulated license
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and you know and we're regulated you gave us the exact same lack of regulations we with and we've been going to give you money for your campaign events. have anything to their say that it's not a balanced playing field that you're bringing in this decision mediator they're not regulated we're at a disadvantage please help us right now hoover might be a distant term tore but that doesn't mean that the service is perfect not quite perfect now i mean there are a ton of anecdotal horror stories about arise and here are some i'm going to give you some you know if that's particularly bad and it's had some serious problems and some people that i know personally have told me horror stories about one thing chain smoking or they don't know where they're going or essentially i actually have a girlfriend who got hooked up by a neighbor x. and the driver was hitting on the whole time of the specially concerning is this driver picked up your house so this is not professionalism that you get with
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a black car service so it begs the question there are some regulatory issues and shouldn't the government be overseeing these regulatory issues well that is a good question in terms of. anything could happen i think the was the you. it's about with i know where you live yeah i think you know it's. pretty scary so you know my view basically is that you want to have less regulation that basically what you want in general is you want to for your market there and you know they're going to have to have some sort of regulations and standards but at the same time we want more competition instead of less competition and the way that it's set up you have less competition petition which is never good we don't like that here and that's all for now as always thank you so much you can see all segments natured in today's show on you tube at youtube dot com slash dream about starting we also love hearing from you simply check out our facebook page at facebook dot com slash going to start to please tweet us at aaron ate at edward n.h.
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for all of us here bring us thank you for watching we'll see you next time by.
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making them again she is not shy about sharing personal details or dishing controversial opinions she's a maverick like her fall though senator john mccain and she says she'd like to leave. gold chelsea handler manuma game is my guest on this edition of politicking . my opinion on larry king and i'm very happy to have the new co-host to the d. these take part live which airs weeknights at ten eastern seven pacific she's also the daughter of my friend senator john mccain and the author of dirty said she politics and she joins me here in our studios thanks maggie thank you you again for having me again we'll discuss your show and everything in
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a while great why are you still a republican meghan. public and small government you know i'm a fiscal conservative at the end of the day i'm pro-life i'm pro big military and involvement you know i just i still the basic core of their public and party is why i'm still republican how about the major dispute in the party now between the tea party people already of the right versus the middle in the sense or semi middle there's a fight going on for the soul of the republican party right now and what happens i don't know i'm a republican but i'm open to voting for an independent candidate i think what's more interesting than the tea party right now is the libertarian movement and if that's going to have any wavelength and if rand paul is going to be the next you know coming of the republican party or libertarianism it's actually a really exciting time to be or what we can right now is see your unity mean rand paul's way i'm not leaning anybody's way right now i want to see what everyone has to say and i want to see if jeb bush actually ends up running he would be
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a favorite if he did he seem closest to your kind of republican probably probably i mean i you know he's been sort of out of the game for a little while so i'd have to read more up on his platform but you know i'm a fan of the bush family and i think jeb bush could be a very interesting candidate does your father share that view. i do not know. one part of the that's true but you know that's the things in politics die pretty quickly when you have to come together but i don't know my father's for he plays a pretty safe up until the last minute you have said you're finding a lot of young people all libertarians leaving that way what do you like about it i think there are some aspects of my politics that lean libertarian i'm for the legalization of marijuana and i don't i again small government keeping the government out of people's lives and businesses as much as possible but libertarianism for me goes a step too far it's too much government out of my life i like you know public schools i'm pro big military and i think the government can play
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a role as long as it's as long as it's done done the right way your new show will get to in the well is millennium skewing right parted a lot on t.v. you did the show raising mccain i did and then they offered me another job and i stayed at the speaking of the emmy and resolved poll of eighteen to twenty nine year olds this is shocking shows only twenty three percent say they would definitely vote in november surveys also show a series erosion of trust in government among this age group. congress has a thirteen percent approval rating and i think young people don't see the point of voting because they sort of see it as the lesser of two evils one way or another and it's a really scary it's really disappointing because i think our generation has defied and has to be involved and there's not really an option in how to solve that i don't know how this all that but i know that i'm trying to help get people more interested but it's hard when you don't see anyone that represents you in
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government it's hard to feel inspired and i know i've certainly felt that way from time to time until you beg and you wouldn't remember you were born to john kennedy who inspired droves of young people to come to the polls and be active and has waned right didn't you think obama. that i you know even in the seven election i thought that he made a lot of promises he wouldn't be able to keep and i think he was sort of seen as almost a messiah type of person and i think that is incredibly dangerous especially when it comes to politicians and i i knew then that he wouldn't be able to keep up up this image forever because nobody can be perfect forever and i actually think he's done a lot more damage to the image of politicians than than a lot of people what's your assessment of his performance. you know i'm not one of these people is going to go on camera and say you know president obama is the anti-christ and i hate him but i find him disappointing as a leader and i find him always trying to please both sides in the end the day he
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doesn't really please anyone be shocked at that do you expect more no of course not i voted for the other guy and i do you know i voted for romney in the last election cycle i again i find him just to placate the middle i don't think he is really a lot of democrats are very disappointed in him obviously a lot of republicans are disappointed in him and i just think he lacks real leadership and i think being a real leader is taking a stand and pissing people off and as much as a you know i'm not always a fan of what president bush did he took a stand and he pissed people off and that's really her shop when i was the biz abroad as you didn't judge speck more even though you disagreed with him and didn't vote for him to expect. well being i'm so jaded politicians my whole life i didn't expect more from him i i knew i remember on election night my friend telling me that he will we were having a conversation he said he will never live up to this he will never be you know he will never be able to you know be the hope and change person forever and i'm not surprised at his approval ratings i'm not surprised at how disappointed many people
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are and how. if you have four there had been elected yeah. and there was two thousand and eight yeah so i like how i would be different do you think took me down certain areas would be different in the foreign policy area completely a little bit more hawkish yes than my father he's pretty old this is in the ukraine maybe he's trying to guess if i was really into it that he pulled us out of iraq he took god or some of them log he drones people yes he does from people we're still in afghanistan i think when it comes to things like the ukraine i just think the people of ukraine needs to know that the united states has their back and i think my father would have been i know he would have been a lot more vocal and a lot stronger and you know i this question people ask me as question a lot to you what would it be like if your father were president and it's such a hard thing for me to imagine because although for the country i wish he would have been president for me personally i am grateful that i've been able to make the
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mistakes in my twenty's on a somewhat smaller scale or a lot smaller scale like us than had he been president i think it probably would have been a mess and the white house yeah because they do live the children the presidents summed but the rules for the children have a lot of problems children of presidents sometimes they're broken oh yeah i mean children of everyone have problems but i think there's such scrutiny to be perfect and lead a perfect life and i still feel that on some level and i feel so different and i make mistakes and i tweet too much in people have taken pictures of me out drinking with for and things like that and it's just we you know in your youth you make mistakes and you are learning and growing and i would not have wanted to do that in a white out and then you would not have liked secret service people no i hated them the short time i had when he was running they followed you right yes i like i just not want to be in harry visually right others if you i didn't like. i just found them to be very voyeuristic and weird really yes like very like you know i mean
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they're around families all the time and i found them to be weirdly gossipy like they would with one another i know i hated the secret service. sorry i mean other than it was out of all cases they go drinking yeah they go promising today my guess is that didn't surprise you if you have that did not surprise me at all i do not like the seekers i mean again i know there i respect that they're there to protect people but i found them very cliquey and very gossipy and very voyeuristic at it not like cigarettes. how are you this interesting i never i never heard this i shocking. never hold back when i know what's likely to happen republicans i say they're expected to keep the house the senate might be close when i was a both houses go republican. then i hope we actually. the president has veto power and will be stalemated again and i think i just hope not even does i'm looking at the government as a whole i just hope that republicans democrats actually start working together and
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any contacts especially when it comes to immigration reform because that's me is really the next fight for the republican party and i just hope they don't lose the opportunity to actually make real change in form again a jon huntsman a study group called no labels that's incredibly unpopular. no no no liberal. i think it's a think tank is our corrected i'm going to talk about it is in the mold labels you know i think it's a very noble it's i think even for me as something like that i still like defining myself with either party i still like being part of something that at least people can wrap their head around even if i do i don't fit every single every single platform in the republican party and i think telling people to have nothing and no labels is is not something i don't think the american public is going to swallow very well about hillary formidable yes oh my gosh i don't think anyone would would doubt that i think shoes i think what we just saw with karl rove talking about her
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health though is sort of just the beginning as the tip of iceberg of what's going to happen with yes i was going to do a certain way because i moderated the bait me if you will for george bush in two thousand in columbia south carolina and that's when all the really was about your father when a black child in a call role was supposed to be behind the law that had no great love for him as that changed no i hate karl rove and i think he still just needs to apologize to my family which he has not done for things that happened in two thousand and i think there was an era that karl rove was relevant and i don't know why people steal kill still give him attention i think in the two thousand and twelve election night when you saw megan kelley that infamous moment is you know he said yeah and he would say . telling her he had lost and she was like are you just telling those two years of to make you feel better. yeah of course they hit me hard on my show is that our new nightly show we discussed it and you know i just think there's there are very
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important ways to talk about hillary clinton as a candidate and in fairness to you what your health is on the table when you run for president as chris christie is health should be on the table if he likes to run for president and that's a very interesting conversation people have only but not in that way you know accuser having brain damage because she's wearing sunglasses i. know it's disgusting what do you thoughts about the abduction of those schoolgirls in nigeria i think it's awful as a the most horrific thing ever and from what i understand they were trying to get a western education and i didn't know that much about boko haram before it happened but i just think it's tragic and i hope i hope they're safe i hope it i'm glad it got the attention it deserved must be you what a reboot occurs in the world oh my little morning what yes there's a woman i believe there's a woman right now who is about to be my birth she was going to be murdered for being a christian i don't run on the news this morning i believe in nigeria i mean the
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things i'm so grateful for my freedoms i'm grateful for being able to show my legs in this country and to drive and to vote and oh my god enough to do it being born here you're lucky i am i am the luckiest woman in the history of the world are you kidding i'm grateful every day for the kind of life i get to lead you to hang out with you and hear. chris christie. make a bridge gate because this film is the could be indictments i think it was people are saying he says that it's just a blip on the radar blip in his narrative i think there's a lot more where that came from i think whether smoke there's fire he and i had. to tizzy i guess in the media because i said that he wasn't my first choice as a nominee for. sixteen and he responded which is crazy that even responded and the way he responded to me he said who cares about megan mccain who cares about her last name nobody cares about her some something and i'm putting it together and he
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and i just thought it was the craziest response to a give me any attention like that and it was such a gentlemanly unpolished way to respond to something that i thought was an even criticism i was just saying he wasn't my choice for twenty six and i think i said i was over him till i go we did not expect your father to endorse him my father likes him my father likes him more than i do yeah we're going to talk about millions of new nightly talk show and we'll find out what her famous father thinks about her new gig how do we know she asked him. megan i understand you're paying you know what larry king tonight that's going to have to. say something about this story i really hate the statistic i don't know where they're getting it from because the there's so much pressure when you're in middle school or high school that if you're not doing well and you're really stupid and standardized test that your life is going to be screwed from here on out and the girl is there and i think it's so dangerous so i want to help the i was very last in middle school and high school
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did know what i wanted what's all that talk too much now was to talk to you know. it was a. very hard. to get. back we've got her right there. with.
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the. your friend post a photo from a vacation you can't afford call it different. the boss repeats the same old joke of course you like. your ex-girlfriend stupid's tear jerking poetry keep count norris. we post only what really matters i don't see your facebook you st.
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valentine's but just pulling something out of its parentheses isn't going to throw anybody off no offense but you do realize that michele bachmann isn't just some obscure politician that no one's heard of she's kind of a big deal homegirl ran for president and if you steal her words the internet will take note you can't just read someone else's policies decide you like them and then use them without bothering to give them any credit or wake up call america we need a leader not a reader we're back with meghan mccain he's no interactive showed take part live airs on pivot t.v. weeknights at ten eastern seven pacific by the way meghan knows nothing about this but her father senator john mccain sent us these comments when he learned that meghan would be with us today let us watch together. megan i understand you're hanging out with larry king tonight he's going to talk to you about your new show congratulations on by the way a show gazers like larry and me we can learn
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a lot from you know i certainly have not everything do i agree with but we learn a lot have fun on the show i love the old geezer here he calls his he's been calling himself an organisers of the child. he's seven d. six or seventy seven i don't remember maybe i'm older than him and you got younger kids and he does yes i do too share a scene and. you have discussed on this new show of yours take part. time place like circumcision apple's app store banning of female masturbation app tell me about this show well. i have two co-hosts and they're very different than i am when you guys a little on every night alive every night my other cause is your biggest fan you're his idol so i have to give him that shout out now he's obsessed with you know he wants to go and it's really funny you know we wanted to do a new show that talked about hard news stories but also things like masturbation
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because it's fun and it's silly and it's very rowdy and pivot is letting us be completely uncensored and it's a great time is a freaking adrenaline rush every night i don't know that it's an hour how do you decide what you call it if you cover a mess the basin up. targeting eighteen to twenty nine so yeah thirty four year olds i do you decide what you cover it's just what interests us what we're passionate about we go back and forth all morning and all day about what who what strengths every one has obviously politics is what i want to cover most of the time and they want to cover different things none learning a lot i mean we've talked more about prison rape in the first week than i ever discussed it in my entire life or ever thought about it so it's nice to work with people that are expanding my horizon are you part of the discussion about what you will call the oh yeah i mean exec. get a producer and i am the discussion and i am it's interesting being a woman in a with two men working just because you know i don't know if
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a lot of men are used to having women have the final say i left i. mean she may be what are we missing about the let me you know i just i were did i miss and receive for about a year and i just felt like i wasn't talking about the things i wanted to talk about and i was only talking in very brief talking points and it's hard to have a real discussion and a talking point and also i don't like having the left and right just fighting it out to the bitter end and i wanted to have a more nuanced conversation and when i left him as n.b.c. i just thought there has to be something better than this for me and a more interesting conversation and pivot as a new channel is independence and were helping it grow but it's much more exciting for me to be part of something independent that i can do what i want say what i want then and something that's much more structured and moved to l.a. for this i did i for can hate the city i know you love it so much you've told me that l.a. hate l.a. i've had my car one month i've already messed up the front of it i bashed at the front of my cars almost it's your fault it's my fault so in my fault i'm
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a bad driver. i do i love new york new york goes in is like i lived in new york my entire adult life so it was an easier city from a little. sure we're all my gosh i have such a newfound respect for people like you that have been doing this for so long it's just keeping it interesting keeping it fresh trying to get the good story is trying to be fun on camera and keep people interested it's the hardest job i've ever had but it's really rewarding but i love it as i want to do it right and loving father be on the show oh yeah definitely at some point i was like having my dad on my projects in the right way because he's been interviewed a million times i'm sure like when you interview him he's been asked every question to the sons you're like how do i ask an interviewer yes he is the course which. john with game is. and a lot of not many politicians have this a lot of other people do with the many politicians there is no cut off between the brain and the mouth. only true john doesn't do things like is wondering
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or libby think about that or i'm glad us that you asked did he answers so it made him so appealing as a candidate he's like that at home too it's like i ask him something i give a brutally brutal response it's graduation season what's your reaction to all these protests leading up to condi rice canceled at rutgers i thought it was deplorable she has every right to be speaking at that college this is the same college that's paid thirty thousand dollars for snooki to speak at it and our former you know as former secretary of state isn't good enough are you really ok well they really reacted to some brought this is right the whole school wasn't protesting but they she didn't speak there anymore she didn't go should've done you would have done right i love connelly's arise yes i would have completely gone i think there's something that happens to conservative women in the media that they are bullied around in a different way than liberal women or conservative men and i just don't know if
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someone else from the i don't know enough about records university but i know and the school that's paying thirty grand to hear snooki from the jersey shore to speak should allow congolese or rice to speak as well. i don't save a banning any speaker anywhere on the stand and college students especially should be open to hear from everyone and they should be there to learn and you know broaden their horizons and college students when you enter the real world you're going to hear they're going to who are going to agree with you when you're going to have to deal with it so at it like what do you make of the monica lewinsky or to injury the peace yes i did actually in peace for the way she is a good writers he wrote that don't you think it was well written and didn't go as well right and i think i've feel bad for her i think that just seems like the worst life i can imagine leading and being you know basically a joke your name is a socio. did with the sexual act i mean it sounds like the worst life i can not the worst life i can imagine leaving but not a great one and you shot this has trouble getting work no new school of economics
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graduate no i'm not shocked if think you know it we live in a politically incorrect world and i think having monica lewinsky as a part of anything will ultimately be a distraction i think that's right now but i wasn't surprised well how do you assess the presidential republican field of us your opinion on the democrats will you not sure hillary's go no no you can't get into a mind no i'm not sure she's durai if she doesn't expect the democrats to have a fight plunge elizabeth warren andrew cuomo and i haven't gotten that far on that side that i'm sure but i think hillary i mean is presuming is if i had to deal in a table in vegas i'd assume she was going to republicans what what jumps out at you well rand paul just won the donor was the donor favor on politico yesterday so he he seems to be the front runner right now but a lot can happen between now and actual action as we saw in the last election it
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was like you gingrich one day and rick santorum another and i think it's all going to have to play out what he expect to get in to land paul chris christie. christie run if he's indicted. as long as that under indictment really running for president . are the favorites comeback i helped bush you know and i'm sure there will be the people that will run for president for simply publish that he purposes and i can only assume who those people are maybe rick santorum or something like that but i have no idea. you would agree republicans are the underdogs going them in the national action because of immigration women the two areas they have not captured i think with the right leader it can change i think again jeb bush may be the person to do that because he has you know especially on immigration reform he has very his much different opinions on the base of the party and there's
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a much even what he does and he's just you know he's much more sympathetic i think darman the exact quote but he said it's about as an act of love i believe he said it's an act of love when immigrants come into this country a little is i just i think it's going to be an interesting i don't know if republicans are are we just this is my take on republican party right now to make it as simple as possible the face of america is changing it is no longer an older white man obviously there's the hispanic population there's new title still out there and i are not in the mainstream i'm so sorry my bother here are not in the mainstream and we have to change with it and we have to start reaching out to women and minorities and start speaking to people in a way that doesn't feel so judge mental and i know just personally i felt judged within the republican party and i believe in it i want to stay in it but the average person is going to say screw you if you don't want me i'm going with those guys so i don't know we have to start reaching out we need a leader that's going to be more mope in my eyes that he bought the concern you. know i mean my thing with the tea party is
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a i don't agree with all their all the things that their their platform stands for but i believe in the right for people to exercise their opinions in this country for the things that they think are wrong and i also think the republican party is morphing and evolving right now and maybe the republican party will turn into the tea party by two thousand and sixteen and then if that happens then people are going to reassess whether or not they're really republicans or not. but your father made a mistake to answer them no i don't believe so i think my father could have had jesus christ as his running mate no one has mattered in zero seven on it i truly believe that. and i wish the media were had been easier on her during that time release we're understanding she brings a lot of them are so yeah of course yeah but it's a two way street you know i mean she was she was also given a great hands and people really wanted to rip her apart and again you just be a strong woman in the media doesn't matter what party you're in the media is going to annihilate you she's still a figure in the body completely when i have
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a woman president of time. hopes though i really really hope so i would love that more than anything and if it were a republican woman i would probably cry and cry and cry and then light off fireworks my. gay president. that one may take longer i don't know that i'll be in my lifetime but do you know what the how we've come with marriage equality look at the change oh exactly i thought delaying years ago gay marriages coming everywhere yeah you wouldn't abort that that's definitely true i think that is trickier i think i think having a i think the least popular thing to get people vote for is atheism so i think the most the least likely to be president is an atheist president at the be a super person yes no yes meghan great pleasure having you link you so much for having me on again we think meghan for joining us on politicking wish you the very best on take part live to it's great going to be where you got to come on i was
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supposed to leave a book and then they rescheduled oh i will work on that thank you and now that you're in l.a. we hope you'll join us moral from on politicking for our viewers out there want to hear from you join the conversation on my facebook page and share your thoughts. that's all we speak to. i'm an aside. i think corporation kind of. can do and brag. about money and i'm a family that for politicians like. that. they're just too much. of
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a. little little little little little little. little each leaf. sublethal. look. salaam aleikum i'm abby martin and this is a break on the set we're going to pack to show for you today we're covering egypt how to fight the n.b.a. journalists in crisis guy here the scumbag and wrapping up the show with one of the only honest financial analysts around so stick around because you don't want to miss the second album break the set. the
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please please please they are looking very hard to take out early plug that had stacked with the target their little little. little. little league. little. little look. that as we come up on the year anniversary of the coup that ousted mohamed morsy was democratically elected leadership in egypt the country remains in turmoil
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inside from rampant poverty high unemployment. and a host of socioeconomic problems egypt continues to reel from political crisis there's a lot of countless protests and deadly clashes with the military since the country's been taken over by abdel fatah c.c. the head of egypt's military while over sixteen thousand protesters have been arrested and over fifteen hundred people have died at the hands of the police but nothing could prepare the world for what happened on march twenty four when five hundred twenty nine suspected morsy supporters were sentenced to die one of those agree just a mass death sentences ever handed down most of the people were tried in absentia in our courts in the country are still battling the sentences trying to commute many to life in prison and lawyers are still attempting to appeal the ruling but despite international condemnation over the sentencing just one month later the egyptian military court issued an even crazier verdict by handing down a mass death sentence for almost seven hundred people at once including the
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spiritual leader of the muslim brotherhood mohamed body not to mention several journalists are still being held in dire conditions by egypt's military including al jazeera reporter abdulla mean who's been on a hunger strike since january so what did egypt staunchest ally the u.s. have to say about this insane human rights crisis and a statement released by the white house obama says he's quote deeply troubled that the verdict defies the most basic standards of international justice and in fact he even went on to say quote the egyptian government has the responsibility to ensure that every citizen is afforded due process sounds great but apparently is not troubled enough with egypt's horrendous human rights abuses because despite the fact that egypt doesn't even have a legitimate government and is currently being run by a sociopathic military regime the u.s. continues to provide substantial weapons and military might to the country you heard me right last october the state department announced it would freeze its
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support for the intellect of military leadership pending credit. progress toward an inclusive democratically elected civilian government however recent documents reveal that the us never kept that promise and has continued to send the regime millions of dollars in parts for tanks helicopters jets and missiles according to truthout the us has sent at least forty four million dollars worth of guided missiles twenty five million dollars worth of parts for armored fighting vehicles five million dollars worth of parts for apache helicopters and f. sixteen fighter jets and that's just over the past seven months but as ridiculous as the story is it isn't too surprising considering that the u.s. government propped up the brutal mubarak dictatorship for decades with similar military assistance and even after gyptian has demonstrated their strong desire for self-determination it looks like the u.s. just can't cut those puppet strings and let go of such a valuable strategic proxy playground for its imperialist endeavors so when
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politicians in the west preach human rights and democracy in the middle east just remember there's no better way to crush the will of the people than with armored tanks apache helicopters and guided missiles. over the last two years journalists and activists have been fighting something called the national defense authorization act or the n.d.a. specifically sections ten twenty one and twenty two these small provisions give the u.s. military the right to indefinitely detain u.s. citizens anywhere in the world including right here in america critics argue that the laws vague language could give the u.s. government the ability to label anyone a threat to national security for simply exercising their first amendment rights as a result of the law is dangerous potential a group of people including journalist chris hedges whistleblower daniel ellsberg and dr noam chomsky sued obama were set to bring their case all the way the supreme court but many were devastated to see that the highest court in the land decided
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now. here the case cemented yet another massive erosion of the constitutional rights of americans and all of the corporate media has been largely silent on the issue people have been mobilizing on a grassroots level to bring awareness and fight the n.d.a. and a local level i'm joined now by such activists dan johnson founder of pandora the people against the n.b.a. what's going on dan nice to have me on the show thank you so much and we're coming up on the anniversary of haiti as corporate signed into law in england you know abolishing the prison without trial for people why are we regress to four hundred years here where you see governments throughout history have always placed this and me for example you have in nazi germany you had communism it were always blame the communists and everything and today we have terrorism today we have this ambiguous enemy that nobody really knows where it is or who they are but we're going after them with everything and as it is the case in an endless war the rights at home are taken away and that's why we're losing and discovers that for those on the right of
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the trial is because we have this enemy out there somewhere in the abyss and we're going to do whatever we can to fight it regardless of what the constitution says in this country quite unfortunate and as i mentioned the supreme court's declined to hear the case really unfortunate there chris hedges actually has a really interesting reason why he thinks the obama administration's been so vehemently in adamant trying to maintain the ruling he says since they were so aggressive that means that if they were using it as we expect they could be held in contempt of court it means that u.s. citizens probably dual nationals are being held in military detention facilities almost certainly overseas and maybe here at home do you agree with his assessment absolutely his assessment comes from when judge katherine forrest of the southern district of new york was asked are you using these detention provisions of the n.d.a. in violation of my injunction and when she was asked that question she asked the government this question and the government refused to answer now if you have a kid and you say well were you in the cookie jar and you going to go as. not really sure it was probably in the cookie jar and that's why we say the
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government's probably holding people right now. the detention provisions of the national defense authorization act and dan you're twenty years old what do you say to people who say oh you're so young and naive but once you grow up and see a broken the people stop caring about i mean how did you get into this fight see since when does age ever matter see i got into this fight actually a you tube videos procrastinating homework like most college students do you tube video online called sixty one senators betrayed you today when i came across this you tube video i grew up homeschooled i grew up studying the rise and fall of the third reich the rise and fall of bill japan before commodore perry went over there and what i saw is history repeating itself and today we have youth all across america because of the internet because of the freedom we've had in this country before who are saying you know what government propaganda what the government is telling us that really isn't always the truth and we have the internet to tell us a different side of the story and so my generation is paying attention they are out there moving and what i say to people who say well you're too young anybody is too
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young to do this is you're pushing my generation away what i learned was they bring you in and they say they only want your vote they want to get involved in politics but they only want your vote they want you to sit back down and go home you're the next generation don't sit back down and go home while said you're wise beyond your years let's talk about solutions here what the take back campaign all about and what cities have already blocked the n.b.a. so absolutely we launched the take back campaign back in october two thousand and thirteen as panda and we decided we're going to put all the information all the resources up for anyone to use anywhere they don't have to sign up for an e-mail if they want to go anywhere but our web site to get these resources and we're going to say congress today congress shot down the smith brown amendment saying oh yeah we like indefinite detention congress is not going to fix the supreme court denied the losses franco it's not going to fix this fix this and every local official takes an oath to the constitution they must stand up for that they took an oath to the constitution they have to uphold it they have to defend it so they take back
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campaign is giving people all across america the tool. to go after the end result on a local level the first city to do this the capital of new york albany october ninth two thousand and thirteen five cities since then and today we haven't even had a chance to put the pressure elise but i'm announcing on r t today we have a six city that's rutland massachusetts that and the n.b.a. and said that if any of our enforcers utilize that they'll be fired really quickly in the n.b.a. about usurping kind of local and state laws and send in the military kind of overruling the posse comitatus longstanding law how we're going to prevent the military from doing this at a local level if you have road blocks and take analogy of road blocks you have road blocks do you want to road block four hundred miles away or do you want from your house who is more likely to defend your rights a fed in washington or your local police officer who you see at the grocery store you can pressure your city council to fire you want to put this in at the local level not a congressional level our congress has shown they will follow the large president
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shown that he won't fall the law so why would we trust them to all the sudden follow a new lot of piece of paper we need to go after at the local level because then you can see the roadblock and you can watch them come up to it and amazingly once we have enough states and cities sign on board then we can force the government to respond if we can all get together do this at a local if you guys and the tools are very well articulated very well laid out on your website. and you guys are having a giant festivals series coming out people raising awareness about the plug so people can know where to go and what they can do absolutely so we have a concert series take back to or dot com the pan to take back tour technique will have saving abel will have several different people including shot which are on this take back tour and bringing the word out through music against the n.b.a. absolutely dan johnson the founder of people against and a really appreciate coming on for your work thanks so much thank you so much.
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what ukraine has become a. hotbed of instability and journalists trying to cover the conflict are encountering danger from all sides just yesterday graham phillips a freelance journalist for r.t.u. was finally released by the ukrainian national guard c. phillips was detained by authorities after you told him you worked for our team and here's what i had to say about his detention. circle to go. up to where i was given a sort of god to guide the. it was knowing we were present and every time we did you know the guy would have his gun across my legs the god made it clear my god you know if i was to make any move because he breaks it he sold his word to you to use whatever force needed to to basically detain me it's great that philips is released but unfortunately can't say the same for two other life news journalists in iraq to go on a leg said yacc and who are also being detained by ukrainian forces amazingly when asked about their detention the state department spokesperson implied that they might have been engaged in illegal activity when they were captured while the state
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department can't even be moved to denounce the jailing of journalists in ukraine even u.s. biased organization human rights watch has declared the move a quote dangerous interference with press freedom they're going to instruct and ukrainian authorities to quote immediately make public on what legal basis the journalists are being held make sure they have full protection of the law and give them access to their lawyers and that failure to provide information on the whereabouts and fate of anyone deprived of their liberty by agents of the state may constitute an enforced disappearance indeed over the course of this conflict many journalists of the detained by various militant forces on the ground this includes advice journalist and as cameramen a journalist for independent crimean broadcaster a.t.r. also a journalist from t.v. four in sweden who were beat and whipped by unidentified men wearing military uniforms but it's not just the intimidation of journalists inside the country ukraine border patrol agents are also denying journalists entry such as n r t are big news crew and as
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a journalist myself i stand in solidarity with all reporters. putting their lives on the line in order to tell a story the world needs to hear. coming up you guys will talk about get another political figure trying to rewrite history with his personal memoir stay tuned. we're going to go digital the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy schreck albus. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and i trust cynical we've been hijacked why handful of transnational corporations will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once told my job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in
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well guys at that time of the year again time for a former government official who enact a destructive and misery inducing policies to come out with a memoir white washes away their sins and this time around it's none other than former treasury secretary and financial crisis bailout architect timothy geithner. has been making has been on a media blitz touting his riveting revisionist new book stress test reflections on financial crises which he lays out the case there was no other option but to kowtow to wall street in order to save us all from another great depression it's important to remember that the former kissinger associates a golden boy who was the primary figure responsible for handling the bailed out big
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banks a bailout which the government funneled the seven hundred billion dollars worth of taxpayer money to save a poisonous and predatory capital system of course one of the primary financial institutions responsible for the subprime mortgage crisis genie received quite a nice slice of that bailout to the tune of one hundred seventy billion and what else to do with all that extra cash then turn it into executive bonuses so when a.i.g. decided it would be doling out turned sixty five million dollars in extra compensation to its top brass it became a p.r. nightmare for obama as such he summoned the thirteen c.e.o.'s of wall street's biggest banks to the white house or to give them a stern warning about their actions and that was pretty much the end of that sea according to polter prize winning journalist ron suskind in his book confidence men and anonymous wall street c.e.o. who was at that meeting with obama said quote the sense that every one of the big meeting was relief the president out of the president had as at a moment of real vulnerability at that point he could have ordered us to do just
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about anything and he would have rolled over but he didn't he mostly wanted to help us out. well the mob and the guy we figured we had to think that for was ten he was our man in washington yep wouldn't want to buck those donors who got into office now would the gators friendly ties to a.g. and other wall street be him it was hardly his biggest offense while he was heading the treasury here is on the daily show talking about the aftermath of the bailout. the idea that this could have been a much stronger recovery less damaging is mostly about not the design of the rescue because the rescue was very effective it did the essential thing much more effective if you didn't just reinflate a toxic system you know the banking system was toxic yes absolutely and it was while there was a wild west and we put a tremendous amount of money back into it to make them whole while kind of ignoring the homeowner section now instead of watching geithner's stumble and flood his way to an answer let's look at the facts so at the height of the crisis millions of
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americans were facing foreclosure on their homes and in fact by two thousand and nine the percentage of all mortgages that were either delinquent or foreclosed upon had risen from nine percent to over fourteen percent in just one year after the tens of millions of other american homeowners facing the same fate due to the criminal activities of the banks their recovery plan was far less decisive and swift as the bank bailout see this issue could have been largely solved through the federal housing finance agency or f.h. a which under the leadership of former bush officials refuse to allow underwater borrowers a principal reduction on their mortgage essentially a principal reduction is just a form of debt relief and a two thousand and nine government oversight panel geitner agreed with the actions of the agency saying that a principal reduction would be dramatically more expensive for the american taxpayer harder to justify and create much greater risk of unfairness and he later went on to call principal reductions of moral hazard interesting and exactly here
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and those objections when it came to handing over hundreds of billions of dollars of the very institutions responsible for the disaster listen of course the guy enters just one. many players behind the scenes who destroyed the chance at home ownership for millions of americans but the fact is he had the ability to implement radical changes to the banking sector and stand up to the financial system that thrives off the weak but when entire cabinets backed by wall street we can't really expect them to protect the homes on main street. the financial world is entirely about profit when a highly respected financial analyst and researcher comes along and actually considers the more record of the companies he's raiding that's bound to shake things up that's exactly what my next guest ronnie moaz does when he evaluate
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stocks over the past few months or ronnie's hit the mainstream business channels with full force to talk about his economic philosophy and surprisingly he hasn't exactly been met with open arms. it sounds like you're calling for essentially a redistribution of wealth that's exactly what i know that i'm not a socialist but i think it's obscene the amount of money that is controlled by the top one to two percent of the country compared to what the bottom ten to twenty percent this control that you're sitting on tens of trillions of dollars they could snap their fingers like this i don't know if i can iron wipe out a hot headedness and wipe out poverty and bring everybody else out there i mean i was an hour so joining me now to discuss ethics in the stock trading world is ronnie and self founder director of standpoint research and creator of the web site philanthropy and philosophy dot com it's a pleasure to have you on ronnie thank you for being with and you work in the financial industry for a very long time what led you to change your mind about the companies that you recommend people to invest in it was just my blood was coming to a boil gradually over a number of years and i just reached my breaking point in december when i was in
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south america and i heard about how close in the warehouses who were being treated jeff bezos is sitting on twenty seven billion dollars the multi-millionaire and billionaire shareholders of amazon are sitting now on more than one hundred billion dollars and the employees have nothing and i just said enough is enough i don't want to look at the s. and p. five hundred which is the five hundred biggest companies in the country let's just take six companies apple amazon wal-mart c.v.s. mcdonald's and starbucks the multi-millionaire and billionaire shareholders of those six companies alone are now sitting on more than a trillion dollars the. shareholders have everything and the employees have nothing most of them a living and housing projects with not a penny to their names i don't even want to talk about what the pickers in central america that work for howard schultz have to their names they have nothing ironic i
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wish that people shared your anger might be a better place what elles throughout your travels kind of awakened you to what was really going on while i've been in more than fifty countries on six different continents just in the last few years and i've been in half of the states in this country and the united states is not about greenwich connecticut the hamptons and new york and beverly hills and california it's about camden new jersey that's a city that is striking distance from new york you have three thousand abandoned buildings there and not one movie theater there's two hundred open air drug markets they're ok and there's only two supermarkets kids sports seniors older going to school with guns for protection living in rat and roach infested neighborhoods with prostitutes and drug addicts on the corner and everybody that at the top thinks that there's nothing wrong with that that this system is good the way that it is and it's not good the way it is it's noisy aiding and sickening that we allow this
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stuff to go on under our noses and nobody's doing anything about it it's a really big problem when you have this country income inequality is rising faster here than anywhere else in the ruled ronnie that sounds a lot of talk about the companies that you blacklist and starting with amazon well i told you amazon is you know you have the day before christmas and millions of people going to their computers they punch in a couple of numbers on their keyboard and the next day there's a christmas gift waiting for them at their doorstep and nobody thinks for one second how did they get millions of packages overnight to all of these people in time for christmas it's because the employees at the warehouses at amazon's facilities are working for ten dollars an hour they're going around ten twelve fourteen miles on a shift and jeff bezos is. sitting on a yacht in the galapagos islands galapagos islands where there's twenty seven billion dollars nobody gives a damn about the workers and the service providers if it wasn't for these people amazon wouldn't be where it is today so why are they the last wrong on the ladder
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we have to start paying employees before the millionaire and billionaire sheryl dissipated and what about yahoo you know they fired their c o o with after fifteen months of service they fired him he walked out the door with a compensation package that was more than fifty million dollars that's two thousand times what an american soldier in afghanistan is paid it's four thousand times what a worker at mcdonald's gets paid i don't understand there's no level too low to stoop in the capital to society as long as there's a dollar to be made if it means going to bangladesh and having a powell sweat shop workers working for a dollar or two dollars a day american companies will go there to get that extra dollar in their pockets and it goes to the c.e.o. and all the people surrounding him what type of an impact of this type of analysis had on the stocks are trading will nobody cares so far it hasn't really impact
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that the stock price is that much but i'm going to begin in the first inning of a nine inning ballgame and before all is said and done people are going to start voting with their wallets instead of just voting at the ballot box when there's a presidential election i'm going to change the consciousness and awareness of people within the website. make a push to have people be more involved in activism and causes like this and they have to understand how powerful they are and how much damage they can cause these companies but wish they will not change until they realize that it's more costly for them not to change and when we start boycotting these companies and taking our money elsewhere that's when they're going to change their ways and they're not going to do it because. out of the kindness of their heart they're going to feel it coming out of their pocket and that's the only thing that's going to get them to change the way they do business ronnie you've set up a new website that you briefly mention called philanthropy in philosophy dot com talk of the site's all about and what the redistribution of wealth it calls for
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would look like you have what i did is i'm sick and tired of hearing wealthy people making excuses for not giving money to charity we're giving less than two percent of our money to charity right now if we get that up to four or five percent not only do we wipe out poverty in this country we wipe it out in the countries in asia and africa as well so what i wanted to do is i went through thousands of charities and i identified the twenty four that i felt were doing the most amazing work the highly rated highly ranked highly regarded highly efficient honest they're doing god's work the angels and there is no excuse on earth not to go to this website and support some of these organizations that i'm promoting there and you're also calling for a higher minimum wage a lot of things that it seems like no brainers i mean across the world i'm sure that you've traveled many countries that do that why is there such an aversion to this kind of fair wage system here in this country is that the anchors that c.n.d. see you know they just couldn't believe what you were saying to them it was like
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a foreign language the workers at mcdonald's in denmark at four thousand dollars a month and six weeks vacation ok the problem in this country is i can't go on a.b.c. c.b.s. and n.b.c. what i'm telling you right now because they're afraid that their sponsors who are the companies that i'm attacking will not pay for the advertising time anymore the entire capitalist system is rigged it benefits the people at the top and it destroys the lives of the people at the bottom who are just serving the multi millionaires and billionaires that we have and it's just a situation where now the top one percent in the world is sitting on one hundred ten trillion dollars the top one percent one hundred ten true. dollars the bottom half of the world population has less than two trillion dollars and they're living on less than four dollars a day the hundred wealthiest individuals in the world right now have more money than the bottom three point five billion and anybody that can listen to what i'm
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saying right now and be against wealth redistribution is either selfish greedy immoral you know disillusioned you know you know just avoid not willing to accept the truth and denying what the reality is and you're not talking about a communist takeover talk about actual fair wages like the rest of the world almost has and all these nationalist country running was we're out of time amazing to have you on founder director standpoint research keep up the fight really inspiring. that's our show you guys join me again tomorrow when i break the sat all over again . we welcome aaron eight and mark to two or three coasts on the our team network. it's going to give you a different perspective give you one stock never i'll give you the information you make the decision don't worry about it i'll bring you the work of the revolution of
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the mind it's a revolution of ideas and consciousness a frustrated with the system extremely you probably would be described as angry i think in a strong. single. like . it's a. pleasure to have you with us here on our team. today on recession.
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they would like to do it. did you know the price is the only industry specifically mention in the constitution and. that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy which recall for us. a little. bit like you know i'm sorry and on this show we reveal the picture of what's actually going going on we go beyond identifying the truth rational debate a real discussion critical issues facing america ready to join the movement then welcome to the big city. belong to our been in washington d.c. and here's what's coming up tonight on the big picture. earlier today the house of
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representatives passed a watered down totally neutered version of the usa freedom act so is n.s.a. reform dead or is there still a chance to keep the surveillance state in check more on that with medea benjamin in just a moment also the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing or fracking are so potent they can make a water catch on fire so why are north carolina's republicans trying to punish people who want to let the public know what fracking companies are pumping into their ground. and right now there's over one point one eight dollars in outstanding student loan debt in america and that debt is making wall street banks stores very very rich i don't. banks tears from profiting off the debts of millions of americans and make a college education affordable again more on that kids and i'd still take.
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this one year ago this friday president obama took to the stage at the national defense university in maryland and gave a major speech outlining his administration's foreign policy agenda at speech covered a wide range of topics but the big idea was clear it was time to wind down the war on terror started by the bush administration over a decade ago america the president said was at a crossroads and needed to seriously start rethinking its counterterrorism policies to avoid a war without end. so america is at a crossroads we must define the nature and scope of this struggle or else it will define us we have to be mindful of james madison's warning that no nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of
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continual warfare as part of his plan to define the nature and scope of the war on terror president obama said that his administration had already begun to both limit the use of lethal drone strikes and put the entire drone program under more oversight. over the last four years my administration has worked vigorously to establish a framework that governs our use of force against terrorists. insisting upon clear guidelines oversight and accountability that is now codified in presidential policy guidance that i signed yesterday added the same time that he called for paring down the drone war president obama also reiterated his pitch to congress about closing the guantanamo bay detention center once and for all. as president i have tried to close gitmo i transferred sixty seven detainees to other countries before congress imposed restrictions to effectively prevent us from either transferring detainees
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to other countries or imprisoning them here in the united states given my administration's relentless pursuit of al qaeda leadership there is no justification beyond politics for congress to prevent us from closing a facility that it should should have never been opened obama made some big promises last made promises that given the state of washington today in the history of his administration we probably should have expected him to break but almost a year later it's hard not to be frustrated autonomous still open and dry out drone strikes while not as frequent are still killing innocent people across the middle east and making enemies for america in the process so where do we stand one year after obama's big foreign policy speech and why do we still have ongoing drone wars and why are one hundred fifty four people still locked up in guantanamo bay joining me now for more on this is medea benjamin co-founder of code pink and global exchange media welcome back to a good family thank you you were at the president's speech last year and rather
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famously interrupted him in fact he had some comments about your interruption let me just play this. he went on to. we went on. the voice of a woman. is worth paying attention to obvious obviously the of. obviously i do not agree. with much of what she said and obviously she wasn't listening to me in much of what i said but these are tough issues and the suggestion that we can gloss over them is wrong. so you see what you were saying was important worth listening to and you
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listen. well if he had listened we'd be in a different space than we are now when i had stood up during his speech i had recently returned from yemen i had also been in pakistan i had met with a lot of families of drone victims people who were totally innocent they had never gotten their knowledge meant an apology no less compensation from any u.s. official and that continues today that hasn't changed things that were that he mentioned in the speech that we were only going to use the drones when there was a near certainty that no innocent people would get killed well seven months after that was the drone attack on the wedding party in yemen killing twelve people again no acknowledgement around that and for the people who are demanding to know what happened to their loved ones and why they were targeted they don't feel like anything is happened in the last year there was also talk he
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didn't actually express it in the speech but behind the scenes it was written about in the newspapers that he was going to take the drone program out of the hands of the cia a move that dominated the military in the military and nothing has happened around that and as you mentioned in the intro the number of drone strikes has gone down but it still is wrapped in this secrecy and. i think the american people deserve to know what this program is about what are the legal justifications and we're striving to get a little bit of progress on that thanks to a court case april twenty first when the court said that the drone memo that justifies the killing of americans should be released and just two days ago the administration said it would release that memo but we don't know when and we don't know how redacted that might be meanwhile. all the other memos about killing non americans we have no access and i think it's a really important point i mean the province actually the point i made before that
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the province or the portfolio the military is to blow things up and kill people that's why you have armies that's not why you have intelligence agencies and the cia you know the whole promise of double seven movies was that they made this huge exception for this one spy when a license to kill. typically intelligence agencies are not supposed to be in got engaged in assassination and yet the drone program has been run by the cia and not by the military well in some places in pakistan it's from by the cia in yemen it's the military and the cia a lot of collaboration between the two but there has been no move to take it out of the hands of an agency that is not a military organization that is a totally secretive organization i mean some people say well what's the difference in the military it's run by the secretive joint special operations command we haven't had much information about the military strength strikes but i think it
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would be easier for us to focus on one agency and try to get them to be more open and have more checks and balances than it would be to have these different agencies david. president nominated him for the first circuit court of appeals we. just confirmed your use confirm today he wrote a memo authorizing these drone strikes your thoughts he wrote a memo that authorized the killing of anwar locky one of the four americans that have been killed in the u.s. drone strikes and the senate was asked to confirm him without having seen the memos well thankfully there were some people both the democrats and republicans from mark you doll and then ron wyden to rand paul who even grassley who said wait we can't vote on this guy unless we see these memos. then the administration relented and said ok you could go deep into the bowels of the chamber of the senate and take
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a quick look at these memos but we're not going make them public will people like graham paul said wait a minute they really have to be made public because we can't talk about what we've read and if we can't talk about what we've read we really can't talk about why we're for or against this nominee and so the member should be made public before the vote happens well there were a nothe senators who were willing and not enough democrats to say let's hold off on this nomination and there were enough democrats who said you know it doesn't really even matter if we read these memoirs and it's about a guy who said yes it's ok to kill americans becoming a lifetime judge in a court that's just one below the supreme court and a potential candidate supreme court and a candidate and not enough democrats stood up and so there was this vote fifty three now or all that was needed for confirmation and that you know went through
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today this is where harry reid's will do with a filibuster but in the book the democrats argued we could have filibuster this administration's nominee small code pink is joining in a global day of action calling on president obama to close down. this is marking that one year anniversary when president obama said once again that he wanted to close guantanamo and here we are a year later they're going to be protests in forty different countries protests here in washington d.c. tomorrow at eleven in new york los angeles chicago and people are saying come on how long do we have to wait you look from a year ago when i stood up and i said your commander cheese you have the ability to release tomorrow those prisoners who've already been cleared for release and there are seventy seven of those members there in the yes three years they have been cleared meaning. they have either been found innocent or to be no threat to anybody
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here in the united states and why haven't these seventy seven prisoners been cleared he said in his speech year ago he was appointing two new envoys one in the justice department one in the state department and these people were supposed to facilitate this process well do you know how many of been cleared in the last year twelve that means you've been recently won a month of the twelve have been released of the cleared and that is just pretty shameful president obama also announced a year ago in the speech that he was going to lift his self-imposed moratorium on not allowing any yemenis to go back to yemen this is very important because the majority of the deed detainees are from yemen there have been zero yemenis released since he made that announcement people can learn more about this over code pink yes and the protests were over a lot of different groups from the witness against torture the a.c.l.u. . many different groups benjamin thanks so much for thank you great work.
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and. i would rather questions to people in positions of power instead of speaking on their behalf and that's why you can find my show larry king now right here on our t.v. question. i
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in spirit is north carolina republicans just keep cracking over the people who put them in office last week three republican state senators introduced a bill into the state legislature it would charge people who disclose secrets about fracking chemicals with a class one felony of a class one felony is the lowest level felony on the books north carolina people found guilty of disclosing chemical secrets under the law could still face months in prison and lose their right to vote as the natural gas industry grows the question of whether or not the chemicals used in fracture fracking. short for hydraulic fracturing is quickly becoming a hot button issue although twenty states currently require fracking companies to reveal some or all of the chemicals they use to extract natural gas in the ground
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industry groups say that this amounts to a violation of their trade secrets supporters of disclosure requirements are ever say that they are fundamental that most basic of rights the right to know your enemy now for more on this is jessica us legislative representative with earth justice just go well welcome thanks for having me on today great to have you with us so let's just start out with the basics what are the what are these chemicals that we're talking about. you know i wish i could tell you the whole suite of what we're talking about we know benzene tell you lane at the very the b. texas chemical i know the benzene tell you and you're both percentage of known carcinogens we are also talking about chemicals that cause respiratory problems and disruptors you name it there's probably a health impact that's connected to one of these chemicals but i think one of the biggest problems we're facing now is we still don't know the full suite of chemicals that are used by this company is or is this is this a case. i know you know after benzene was declared
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a carcinogen and it was told from use and lots and lots of it goes for applications to be fairly widespread back in the seventy's. companies actually because it's a byproduct of. making gasoline you know what do you do still you know what do we call it refining gasoline. companies have to pay to dispose of is this an example of taking what used to be a waste product that the that these oil refineries brothers refiners were used at the pay to dispose of and now getting somebody to pay them or just simply disposing of a cheap you know i'm not sure why it's used in fact you know you just have seen it and there was a study it just last week or a couple weeks ago that came out where a couple groups that a fly over at the state of colorado and they were picking up benzene in those five at present they were actually measuring from methane but happened to find benzene tayo so good north carolina if you're charged if you're if you are
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found guilty of any kind of film even a class one phony you can lose your right to vote you can lose your security clearance a lot of employers won't hire you you get you have to check that box yes i've been convicted of a felony there i mean there's a really nasty stuff that comes along with those this post be a big deal right it is a big deal and i think it's very turned off to what's going on in the rest of the country just about a month ago one of the largest oil field services companies because he is announce that they were going to start disclosing all of their chemicals and not even ask for trade secret protection for any of them the e.p.a. is looking at moving forward on a road making to require chemical manufacturers to disclose health and safety data all of this is happening because it's been a huge public outcry people want to know what's going on it's one thing that a lot of folks don't realize if you're not living in the gas field sometimes these wells are only hundreds of feet from people's homes they should definitely have the right to know what's going down the hall right behind their house so why are why is the republican party in the studio with carolina trying to make it
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a felony to tell somebody what's in the fracking chemicals i think we're seeing a lot of industry influence in north carolina politics right now hopefully that provision will be struck. finally moves it just it really goes counter to what's happening everywhere in the rest of the country is there i guess there's really no merit to the argument that these are trade secrets of several of these companies are about to out them are there different formulas that different companies use we don't know the exact formulas that anyone is using but there are lists out there we have an idea of a number of the chemicals that are being used in companies will say oh well it's a trade secret because we're going into different geology and that gives us our competitive edge but if figure hughes is willing to disclose everything then i don't see any reason why other companies need to i mean that are going to bend our g. had a report last year they had a whole taskforce civically and hydraulic fracturing and i'm chemical disclosure they said but there's no need for trade secrets and that panel had a whole variety of stakeholders on it and their report was pretty comprehensive and
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i made a very clear conclusion that these companies should get ahead of the should actually listen to what the public is doing and disclose what they're using which this brings me back to my conspiracy theory on this i mean maybe i'm just totally out here but. if the if the petroleum industry can figure out a way. i mean basically is fracking chemicals are just lubricants by and i believe . and solvents for some of the types of shale rock that they're going through and pretty much anything in the in the high fractions of the of the petroleum distillates work so if they can figure out a way to take the ones that are really toxic and dispose of them without having to pay to dispose of toxic waste it's like when when everybody you know ever thought about it in that way before you know well if you if you come across anything let me know would you rather i've been there i mean think of this for years and so i just it's the only what makes sense anyhow the there are regulatory loopholes the most
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famous is the one the dick cheney literally walked as vice president over to the e.p.a. in the pool yeah how exactly to halliburton move on the safe water drinking act. are there other loopholes for fracking fracking that has a number of polls from just about every one of our environmental laws they have exemptions from the clean air act the clean water act the safe drinking water act that is probably the most well known line. and. a whole host of our environmental pieces of legislation. i think the oil and gas industry was very successful in carving out those exemptions before every before fracking was a household word where'd and now as people are getting more educated i think they're starting to really realize well this is a really big problem and there's a there are a number of bills that have actually been introduced in the house and senate to repeal some of those exemptions and that every congress are seeing more and more action around those fellows good good just as you doing great work thanks so much thanks for having me.
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in the most of the rest of the news about one in eight women in the u.s. will develop invasive breast cancer at some point their lives and last year alone there were over three hundred thirty two thousand estimated new cases of invasive breast cancer in the united states well scientists are continuing to make great strides in the fight against breast cancer the fact is that breast cancer is the second most diagnosed form of cancer in the u.s. among women and breast cancer rates are higher than any other form death rates are higher than any other form of cancer except lung cancer drink matters worse a new study published in the environmental health perspectives journal finds that women in the united states are regularly exposed to seventeen chemicals that have been shown to cause breast cancer in rats and therefore likely cause breast cancer in human women in human lives joining me now for more on that study is one of the
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lead researchers and authors dell research director at the silent spring institute rizana welcome. thank you. thanks thanks so much for joining us i talked about it a bit in the intro but just how big a health problem is pressed cancer states. breast cancer is a very significant problem it is the leading cause of death in women between the thirty's forty's and fifty's with as you mentioned two hundred thousand cases a year in the u.s. and an estimated seventeen billion a year in treatment costs and with that of course doesn't take into account the you know the debilitating and very personally difficult aspects of treatment and we know that most press cancer isn't due to inherit it it's. there are some risk factors that have been fairly well established only include things like almost waste of their. eyes in radiation like for medical radiation x. rays or c.t.
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scans or. overweight postmen a lack of of lack. but let's use alcohol tobacco use but beyond that the question is what about other chemical exposures like for pollution from our consumer product chemicals so we know that many chemicals cause memory tumors and rodents and a few are studied in women so you feel you've identified seventeen chemicals in your research what are they who were do we find them how common are. right if so so what we did is since since we can't do experiments and people. we do quite a few chemicals have been tested their own studies and so we use those are studies and we identified one hundred priority chemicals in fact for breast cancer prevention and then we consolidated then into sort of seventeen. groups our
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chemical families for example chemicals that are in diesel exhaust to be able exhaust include. many chemicals that are on our list that have been tested in individual e. . also benzene which is a component of gasoline or some flame retardants that are used in front of her electronics some for florida compounds that are in sticker stain as a stand coatings maybe's the food or textiles. so we sort of scour the literature on the head of most studies we compile the priority chemicals for breast cancer prevention based on a fact because memory tumors and rodents and that there is human exposure to those chemicals and then we also in order to sort of demonstrate the relevance of the rodent results for predicting what chemicals might be problems in humans we compared our own human evidence for chemicals that have
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been tested in humans and that have been studied in humans that really we found that they were very consistent so that sort of adds to the evidence that the road they were a very good predictor. chemicals so pleasant so within your so your study. recommend seven ways that women can avoid exposure to these breast cancer causing at least in rodents chemicals and probably in humans what are they. yeah. quite a few tips both for individuals and also you know things have been you factor a regulator are sour and such can do so you know individuals can try to reduce their exposure to to gas to heat and vehicle exhaust and these are exhaust out don't store gasoline in your home in your basement and even in an attached garage if you have a choice or you know want to implement so whether it's lawn mowers or leaf blowers like manual or electric electric would be
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a way to reduce your exposure to it to gas exhaust so that is what example. some you can also make sure you put on a bed fan when you're frying or cooking in a way that's making you know making a lot of smoke. when you if you need to dry clean your clothes i can ask i ask for wet cleaning use that when possible. we are. where. you can also. reduce exposure to chemicals that are. coming from drinking water or just infection process by using a filter or carbon block filter on your drinking water and we're we're flat out of time the good people can find more in your study is there a particular website. though you know we don't we don't silent spring or so s.y.l.
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he. and backslashes markers thank you ruth and we don't thank you so much for being with us. coming up your take my take it live and if you have skype and want to chance to be on next week's your take by take a live segment head over to your computer right now give us a call our scrape id is talk to tom call us we'll be right that. this was in the washington well it's a miss the trees being suggested in the latest numbers in the media dependent on proceeds going to issues actually doesn't do too much to add revenue line tech agriculture giant teeth on a seventy six year old american farmer in the studio fallout do you think this is going to create one the cia do you think this is what's triggering a race to say look it's just a company in the world it's also the largest debtor nation in the history of
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breaking the set is mostly atomic turn and it's the status quo but what might be real points to the working poor the american dream to the next they were just trying to survive it's time for americans and lawmakers are forced to wake up and start talking about the real causes of. hello. hello.
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during the hour your take my take lives so if you have skype call us up at the skype id talk to tom. katie o t h o m recorder skype question and will air next thursday so get skype right now. our first video comment of the night markets british columbia. my name is marcus and i just want to thank you for all the great stuff you're doing out there and on our t.v. . this fine to bring up the topic regarding. the earth being the world the living organism i think there's a generated psychology nowadays in the general public that the world doesn't matter that. it's not we're not attacking the world like we used to but the world ignoring it i mean we are more interested in our i phones and our i pads and making these videos and you know the natural world is falling behind we
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need to really deal with this big way and sound the point for all this so i thank you very much and here's your take my great. thanks marcus that was brilliant i've been the c.e.o. of two ad agencies in my life. one that i'll and i can and i used to teach advertising for the markets advertising and marketing. prinsloo the other ad agency. and i can tell you that the core message of most advertising and this was never anything i recommended i actually tried to teach ethical advertising but in that industry. the core message of most advertising and if you watch the ads on commercial television tonight you at with this in mind you will understand exactly what i'm talking about the core message of most advertising is.
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you are the most important person in the world everything revolves around you and what you want you get what you want by the way you should want this you should get it right that's the message you're the most important part of the world a person in the world. typically human beings think that way for the first three or four years of their lives. they're babies they're completely dependent on the adults around them. this is this is called infantile is. and what we do is we infantilize adults we we we advertise in modern advertising in them and the message of advertising which has been going full tilt boogie since the one nine hundred twenty s. in the united states and said we're burning a really used you know first started using this kind of stuff to help promote world wonder in the with the ministers that primary message that you should think as
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you did when you were three years old. it leads directly to what you were talking about which is a who who cares about the day of world it's about it. and i think more who cares about the guy down the street or who cares about you know there is this takes us back to when ron paul was asked famous presidential debate what about a guy who's thirty years old who doesn't have you know can't afford health insurance and he just had a stroke or something and he's you know laying on the sidewalk twitching what should you do and some guy in the audience is allowed. we're going primary i mean we expect that that infantile was that panelized adult not a healthy thing. if you watch the show or listen to my radio show over the years you know that i've been trying to find out why the republican party decided to flip their stars it's a down on the logo from the normal. michelangelo man star you know the
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head is the point two arms two legs flipped upside down to make it the goat right of this is of the satan worshippers or you get the two horns going up in the years coming out on the chin chin chin on the bottom which you can see in the top of the republican logo or a behind me. actually right over there and someone may have a company answer here that's. my name bristol new hampshire pretty close to tom and he's been asking for someone to tell him about. down to an extent g.o.p. . give me a masonic for turnitin and a pot of the east and stuff which is women and now also men and. their staff points upside down so just to g.o.p. if that's what they're pointing at losing to that's a bit of
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a secret. fine but it's something else i don't think it's fine but thank you pete time to call in about not calling about water because they don't have. to have a good night but no less thanks for the call. so here are the choices the republicans flip the stars upside down on their logo. because they're secretly female masons. i think that's kind of a stretch you know there's i mean. as i recall there's something like fourteen or sixteen women in the sun and one is a republican. the market with a few women in the house of representatives who are republicans very very few. so i doubt the entire party or whoever was making the decisions for the entire party was part of a female secret societies as you know the masons option one or option two they are
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satan worshippers that part actually makes a sort of out of sense. but if you have a better answer i mean i have asked probably fifty republicans over the last you know ever since george bush became president that's when they flipped the stars upside down back in two thousand. i have probably has fifty republicans maybe a hundred maybe two i don't know maybe even a couple hundred if you add in the radio show certainly fifty of your own t.v. show why did the republicans flip this upside down flip the stars upside down and most i'm just give is totally but what you talking they did they didn't every having looked at themselves oh gee that little pin on my lapel now it's got the satanic stars on it they don't even realize it so if you have the answer if you know you can skype us right now tell me at talk to tom. calls on skype right now here's richard in upstate new york. democrat on the higher minimum wage and immigration reform which means tens of
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millions more unskilled workers legally in the labor force what are the two of these things combined they simply create unemployment you create millions more workers competing for low skilled low wage jobs but you demand employers pay more what happens more unskilled workers in this country and completely out of the labor force this is a disaster in public policy. you know i think you could make that argument in a purely. kind of david ricardo on labor numbers way and in fact i made an argument somewhat similar to that in my book rebooting the american dream in the chapter on immigration where i suggested that we didn't have an illegal immigrant problem we had an illegal employer problem. and that's where you really need to take it to the second step to the next step in your logic chain there and the next step in the logic chain is well those people in the united states who are here who are working illegally and their employers know that they
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are here and are working illegally what impact does that have on the labor market what the impact is that have on unemployment. and it's pretty straightforward the impact that that has on unemployment is bad because you've got employers who are not employing people legally and the impact it has on our economy in general is bad because typically these people are vulnerable to all sorts of pressure from their employers their employers can basically blackmail them with ice you know with the with the immigration. service you know arresting them. and pay them crap wages in some cases no wages at all abuse them however they want. so if you bring them out of the shadows if you say ok you're now legal and by the way here's a you know that your employer has to pay the minimum wage then
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a couple of things happen number one you've got you're raising the the threshold at the at the at the lowest level of the entry level you're raising the threshold of the quality of work in the united states that's a good thing for everyone. and number two you're raising the wages at the bottom end of the wage scale one of the most important things that you're missing in your logic is that the thing that drives an economy are wages. wages stimulate an economy and economy is driven by demand the people who are the real job creators of the people at the bottom of the economic ladder who spend one hundred percent of their paycheck every week. they're the ones who are creating the demand that creates the economy so if you legalize people and you pay them a decent wage first of all yes some businesses bay say you know we can't accommodate that business model our business model is pay people so badly that
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either we're hiring people who are here illegally and exploiting them or we're just paying them for this really lousy seven dollars twenty minimum wage at knowing that they will qualify for welfare benefits and the taxpayers are going to subsidize them. but if we raise the minimum wage and we and we legalize these people then that both those floors get raised and as a consequence of that the economy gets stimulated those folks are then going to be going into stores and buying things which creates demand which you know then which creates more jobs so it begins a virtuous cycle so hollister up his message in the message board over thom hartmann dot com you said why doesn't congress simply make a regulation that all supreme court cases must be tried by a jury that way the outcome of important cases such as citizens united will be decided by average americans rather than politicians and says. well it would be
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a violation the constitution article three of the constitution article three section two says that the supreme court is the final court of appeals in all all cases not previously mentioned like admiralty law. but. the the the key to your question the p.c. or question that's really important is that congress does have the right read pick up the constitution or look at it on line and read article two article three section two. congress has the right to regulate. the supreme court and they also have the right to create exemptions exceptions as to what the supreme court can rule on and they have done it just so congress could simply pass a law saying the supreme court may not rule on ending that has to do with campaign finance and it would be the law of the land. so you know that's it for your take my take live if we didn't get your question tonight tries back next week keep the video questions coming it's easy just grab your phone flip it horizontally and
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it's thursday so let's get geeky getting healthy we've known for a while that fattening and unhealthy foods are contributing to the obesity epidemic in america but scientists have now discovered that it's not just fattening and unhealthy foods that are the problem it's cheap food it's researchers looked at all the possible causes for obesity vailable foods to increase used cars more time playing video games and found that cheap foods and their wide availability are possibly the main culprit behind the obesity epidemic right now food is cheaper than a spin it any other time in history which means americans are consuming more of it
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just like a fast food chains like mcdonald's and burger king it greatly increase the number of offerings on their dollar menu as you walk into a dollar so they get a greasy artery clogging triple cheeseburger for a buck. their press release on their study researchers said that americans are spending a smaller share of their income on food than any other society in history or anywhere else in the world yet get more of it examining time trends for which there are data what jumps out are changes in food availability in particular the increasing cal oric sweeteners and carbohydrates here's the thing though america is the richest country in the world we should be in paris that anybody has to resort to eating cheap food unhealthy food because they can't afford the proper nutrition that they need fifty million people in poverty really we need to be establishing policies and programs programs that combat poverty in america and that allow americans to buy healthier foods correlation between poverty and higher obesity
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rates is absolutely undeniable let's start doing more to fight poverty in our country and in the process make america a lot healthier. szilard cloudy with a chance of shark attack on the side if i shall release the made for t.v. movies and shark nato last summer it became an instant called quest the plot line was simple and it was something everyone with a sense of irony could enjoy it a refresher here's a clip from the trip. gambling straight a point. to just wait here with sharks in the ring going to. charge
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nato was an entertaining flick but it's pretty obvious that shark like weather of any kind is just a myth right or is it yes they have to know the national weather service released this map showing the probability of damaging wind gusts across the lower forty eight and as you can see it bears a remarkable resemblance to the body of a shark gaping mouth located right here in washington d.c. . still no word yet on whether those strange atmosphere of formation is just a coincidence or the sign that we can expect some chilly say biting weather soon but one thing's for sure considering the popularity of congress these days i don't know if anyone would i did try and shark strong systems just going ahead and gobbling up washington d.c. . we.
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did see the good the bad in the very very air as darkening the starkey and really ugh. lee the good senator harry reid on wednesday rejoined a group of forty eight senators and right only writing a letter to n.f.l. commissioner roger goodell asking him to call on washington d.c.'s n.f.l. team to change its name referencing and be a commissioner adam silver's recent suspension of races clippers owner donald sterling a letter urged goodell to send the same clear message as the n.b.a. did that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports and indorse a name change for the washington d.c. football team senator bill nelson of florida wrote a separate letter to commissioner goodell at bringing the total number of senators requested a name change to fifty after the senate good night harry reid and company for taking a stand against racism. the bad. dan patrick during
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a tuesday night debate the republican texas lawmaker and candidate for the senate governor last in president obama's climate change policies accusing the president of trying to dog it then deny the existence of manmade global warming. congress can write. understand why obama think he can change the weather because he thinks he's god. he thinks he is the smartest person in the country he thinks he knows better. than what we do in texas he thinks he's been one for all of his executive leaders but the congress isn't even up to his. chum not surprised he thinks he can also change the weather first of all i want to come to climate change there's been scientific arguments on both side of the issues but you know if you want to if you want to tie breaker. that's right. you're not wrong. you know incredible obama's
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a hell us part of the back i even have dan patrick doesn't get elected as texas lieutenant governor i think it's safe to say that he's the mr patrick a security self the flat earth society and the very very ugly kevin swanson during a recent broadcast of his radio show the conservative pastor claimed that the gay rights movement something he referred to as the erotic kitchen is destroying society and making people their feces it was. this whole lesbian whatever neuronic agenda it passes away yeah but the the he who does the will of god abides forever steve if you come upon a society in which all of the people are in a dysfunctional situation it's just how many everywhere not just divorced people eating their own feces insist everywhere you just have to wonder about people like that about guys who wake up every morning and think about gay people other than we
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are and this could be any way to think that back i calls itself a question just incredibly faithful and very dear. never in the history of the developed world as an entire generation had to go into debt. just to get a job until now back in january thirty one year old tony massarotti who at the time around sixty thousand dollars in student loan debt to sallie mae always made on time payments was told that he had to immediately make a payment of ten grand or face asset seizures and because his grandmother who also happen to be the cosigner and student loans had just died christopher kibler was
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also told by sallie mae that he had to immediately pay back nearly twenty two thousand dollars in student loan debts because his father the cosigner on his loans had just passed away these two young adults are just two of the many victims of what the consumer financial protection bureau has all heard the faults when banks immediately say that private student loan debts are in default because of the death or bankruptcy of a cosigner the auto default process or practice is just one of the many ways the big banks wall street executives are making billions of dollars off an entire generation of struggling debt ridden americans right now is over one point one eight trillion dollars in outstanding student debt in america more than forty million americans hold student loan debt which is greater than the entire population of canada poland north korea australia and more than two hundred other countries and of those forty million borrowers around seven million have defaulted on their debt the average debt for a twenty five year old american student has risen a staggering ninety one percent just in the last ten years and overall the average
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college debt per person is over twenty three thousand dollars an entire generation of americans are completely screwed and unable to start a family or start a business or buy a house and thus build the equity needed to retire this is a morally criminal conspiracy that's been going on for the past thirty three years ever since ronald reagan came to washington and it's been a three step process first as governor of california reagan did away with that state's free college education program that let tens of thousands of californians getting affordable and. all of the education of those across the country followed his lead and as soon as he came to washington reagan continued his all out assault on affordable college education by slashing federal aid to higher education institutions across the country including america's land grant colleges that have been providing affordable and quality education since they were first established by abraham lincoln with the moral act of eight hundred sixty two and then later
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again in eight hundred ninety when reagan came into office only about twenty percent of the cost of college was paid as to wish by the student the other eighty percent was paid by government borrowers and elements today the numbers are almost exactly reversed instead of government picking up most of the cost of tuition it's the students themselves next reagan laid the groundwork for the federal government to get involved in student loan business thanks to reagan's new ed policies the federal government had an incentive to hand out loans to hundreds of thousands of students because the interest on those loans had become revenue to the government so they could cut taxes on rich people finally are backwards trade policies step three that have been in place for almost thirty three years have also devastated america's lost generation. believe it or not there used to be a time in our country when you could graduate from high school get a good pain blue collar job provide for your family and save up for retirement the banks to decades of job killing trade policies that's no longer the case now in
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order to become a part of the middle class and have any shot at living the american dream you have to go to college strap yourself with thousands of dollars of student loan debt get a degree and find a white collar job the worst part of all of this is that we've done this to ourselves we have shot ourselves in the foot by listening to thirty three years of failed reaganomics and by buying into the idea that education should be a commodity. and therefore something the banks toure's can get rich off of rather than being part of the commons it's time we own up to our mistakes and start calling america's student loan debt crisis what it really is a massive devastating trillion dollar morally criminal conspiracy committed by wall street banks toure's libertarian billionaires and reaganomics day butties in the republican party fortunately we can undo a lot of this damage and lift an entire generation of america out of piles of debt
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it starts by declaring a debt jubilee and all outstanding student loan debt in america wipe the slate clean and forgive all the debt relieve millions of americans from their crippling debt so they can then invest in home start families start building equity and we need to make a public college education free for every american who qualifies for if we can afford to spend trillions of dollars fighting to unjust wars we can certainly afford to give all eligible americans an affordable and quality education at a fraction of that cost and finally we should turn our back on thirty years of insane trade policies and bring good pay my blue collar jobs back home let's make sure that an entire generation never again has to go into debt just to get an education to get a job. and that's the way it is tonight thursday may twenty second twenty fourteen and don't forget democracy begins when you get out there get active tag you're it.
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says the media leave us so we leave the media. by the seat cushions security for your party there's a vote. for shoes that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from it's all on politicking on our t.v. . no c.n.n. the m s n b c news have taken some not slightly but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate. that was funny but it's closer to the truth and might take. off. for goods because one whole attention and the
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mainstream media work side by side the joke is actually on here. at our teen years we have a different thread. because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not laughing dammit i'm not. gonna stick to the jokes i will hand over the stuff that i got. that's forcing. the finish line of the marathon. cut.
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for. meghan mccain she is not shy about sharing personal details or dishing controversial opinions she's a maverick like her father senator john mccain and she says she'd like to be a pole in the gold chelsea and where meghan mccain is my guest on this edition of politicking. take it on larry king and i'm very happy to have the new co-host up to the d.v.d.'s take part live which airs weeknights at ten eastern seven pacific she's also the daughter of my friend senator john mccain and the author of dirty sexy politics and she joins me here.

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