he just joined me every 1st day on the alex salmon show and i will be speaking together in the world politics sport, business. i'm show business. i'll see you then a huge q dwindling. you are testing center is only comp sweeps its way across the nation with the daily infection rating tracing 7 fold in some states. we have research and we do need more testing centers. i mean, look at these lines that is on the horrible, honestly, you know, most of my friends have to wait on line for hours and hours to get tested. i've had to wait, i'm blind for hours to get millions of people across the world. i travel cale this christmas is a huge kobe 30. the airlines cancel flight,
leaving people stranded at nothing. use 1000000000. a entrepreneurial love takes a swipe at cnn, saying he's not perverted enough to appear on the channel, which is the place to live with sexual scandal. plus we speak with award winning serbian filmmaker americans story about media freedom and germany decision to block on the channel. tv, you suffer because you don't polish reality. those who want to shut down those who know that they've gone ahead through to be available around the world. great to have you with this christmas day morning. i'm about to give to you. if i may, all today's top stories, let's get cracking, shall we with our 1st story, which is the united states facing a fresh onslaught of daily omi con case is right across the country. there are 55
percent in new york, texas, and new jersey. they more than double in florida. it's even worse jumping 7 fault on tuesday, jo button promised half the 1000000000 free to us for americans. the pledge to open new testing site. but media reports are saying the white house hasn't yet even signed a contract for such jump deliveries, leaving it unclear just how they'll be made available and testing center. i've actually been shutting a shop because of staff shortages. for example, the team closed in new york and new jersey. the lines are growing here in new york city. and so as the frustration, 13 different coven testing centers throughout the city closed down to day. all while demand for tests is rising amid and increasing infection rate. we spoke to some people who were waiting to get coven tests here in manhattan. that is a horrible, honestly you see how many people are on this line right here. and most of my friends have to wait on line for hours and hours to get started. i've had to wait on line for hours to get tested,
so it makes no sense to be that's not good. probably why i'm standing on line in the 26th degree weather the end of the day. it's the holidays. we have a surge, we have to be vigilant, active, and we do need more testing centers. i mean, look at these lines. there's a 100 people on this line. i think it's making the lines really long. i think a lot of you will need to get tested. sitting out there, save that becomes a whole drama amongst friends and family. i live with roommates. they need to know . i live in the same room with them and you know, i'm doing this, i'm going testing. now keep in mind, we're seeing a rapid rise in the infection rate throughout new york city. keep in mind the entire cities cove at 19 infection rate, for the month of november, was only $35800.00. so quite a spike in coven, 19 positive tests. now we're here in a situation where people are seeing this as joe biden, not keeping his promises. just recently, he was promising more. coven tests would be available. dr. found she the u. s. government health officials and joe biden is saying that if you're not vaccinated,
you shouldn't be seeing your family for the holiday season. i worry so much about people who still to this point, refused to get vaccinated. the virus is going to find you, please get vaccinated. all these people who have not been vaccinated, you have an obligation to yourself, to your family, and quite frankly, i'm not criticizing this to your country, get faxes now it's free. it's convenient. i promise you, which saves lives. and i asked the god, believe it, you, patriarch, duty really big long lines here. anger is rising, frustration is rising. people are angry at the mayor. people are angry at the governor and the new york state government, but people are also angry at the white house. caleb mop and archie, new york can't accuse haven't just been scenic cove testing stations, but also at airports across the world with millions of people currently facing christmas travel disruptions you to mass flight cancellations, globally more than 2000 planes have been grounded in just the last 24 hours. the
reasons include cove, it out, breaks among cabin crews, also new cross border safety checks. lottie correspondent pool asleep has more for berlin. about the chaos that is facing toughness. a christmas nice name you can across the united states as flight sub cancelled and people to 4 hours a day of celebration has become a day of frustration and chaos with thousands of wooden travellers who instead of spending christmas with their friends and family of been refused to fly, what's more, passengers are complaining. they're only allowed to check in 2 hours before departure. the result, people missing slice and plains been delayed. it comes as of tons of cancels a dozen long distance flights and for spins popular connections, g to low demand and pilots, falling sick. some 33000 connections have been canceled. that every
10th planned flight and b. lufthansa chief is angry at the european union. he says that the company would have to carry out a 2000 in t flights to follow e rule and not to move landing sloths at various airports. while climate friendly exemptions were found in almost all other parts of the world. during the time of the pandemic, the e u does not allow this in the same way that harms the climate and is exactly the opposite of what the commission wants to achieve. meanwhile, this body is king, for those who are planning the holidays across the atlantic. the 2 biggest american airlines, delta and united, have cancelled around $200.00 flights according to the carriers. the reason is a spike in on the con cases and to quote, an exhaustion of options and resources. this follows a call to the us authorities by the delta t o who off to cut quarantine for fully vaccinated people to 5 days from the
. i've never been in favor of corporations imposing in that kind of a mandate executive order from president biden mandates. it all federal employees and then all federal contractors have to have a mandate invoice vaccine in place by december, the 8th. so we're working through that. ah ah, in was the world's richest man has lashed down to the cnn in an interview? tesla, basil or musk joke, he's not perverted enough to appear on the news network. what, what was it you said the? the requirement for being a cnn georgiana is? are you, are, you pervert voted or no?
like quit there followed a series of controversies. seeing an anchor, chris cuomo was recently fired for lying about helping out his brother. then governor of new york. both siblings have been accused of sexual misconduct, another cnn presented on lemons. it's been sued for sexually assaulting a man and a bother, a claim he denies. most recently produces john griffin was charged with sex crimes involving children. we spoke with legal media on this line all who said the deal on musk quit was actually genuine condemnation of the news channel. no, it's not a joke and bad taste. it's the truth about a network in bad taste. let's go back to what chris cuomo did. not only was he providing strategy to his brother, but he was working with his governor staff, one in particular. and he was talking about basically, how they could celine besmirch in, impede the reputation of those women who may be making these allegations of the 1st
place. so now this transcends strategy sessions from going and deliberately targeting and the conspiracy to impugn the integrity of women who dared complain about untoward behavior. this is not at all consistent. so one thing i wanna just explain, i think of 2022 brings something to bear along with the death and the destruction and the, the, the internment of, of, of, or in terms of i should say of cnn is the fact that what is really news today is not what people think. sometimes a satirical is more, is more on point now as far as see and n, he's absolutely correct. so, prediction year to be to be waxing vatike in python and it's going to be over for that wretched news organization before you know it, because everything that mr. musk said is true of they marks 30
years since the symbolic end of the u. s. s. saw the crown and soviet flag was lowered, it was replaced by the colors of the russian federation. with president mikhail gorbachev. announcing his resignation. the ursa saw you not to for the communist ideology, existed for almost 70 years. but relations between the republics they become rocky . the liberalizing policy for destroying, doing little to stabilize things. the union was replaced by 15, uniform states among them, russia. some of these now for the commonwealth of independent states where people in moscow are they felt about the collapse of the soviet union versa. the downside is that the last territory would not restrain the urge of sudden nations to gain independence. it was inevitable. it was going to happen anyway. but little soon period when an empire is collapsing, it's always bad because something big and united for i commence into a lot of smaller pieces. and it always ends up in war because everyone starts to have their own ambitions. so there's a lot of war and anger. when i swell,
lived together, we could travel to all our republics now at silver. you can not go so easily with lou on a financial level in terms of our basics. wife has improved. as for everything else on an ideal logical level, things are not as good. the youth of today are lacking in ideas. there is no shared sense of purpose within the country of the coin. you also get the collective opinion from grandparents and parents, is that it was better with the usaa. education was better. perhaps everyone's mood was good, but i think there was more freedom. now there's little trouble that was just lost, it has definitely become better now. we are not as isolated as we were before, so there is more opportunity for a self fulfillment inside the country. she was all when the following day, the usa saw was formerly dissolved. there was rejoicing in the united states at the demise of his main geopolitical rival, though the mood was very different in socialist countries like china, we discussed with a panel of guest the reasons for and the impact of the dissolution. the,
the collapse of the soviet union is don't political leadership and that is a job is the main person who bears responsibility. one of the reasons why he was so unsuccessful was he attended economic, economic, and political reform at the same time. and the other thing was that he had anatomy, but as your listen and they fell out, they hated one another. now had gilson and go bunch of work together. the show would you probably been with us today. that's all we had to reform, that those reforms are absolutely necessary. the gorbachev was working on 2 fonts, one to reform the soviet union inside, and also to reform its relations with the capitalist world. and he tried his efforts there failed because of the inability of the united states in russia. the union then russia to, to come to terms we will say that see in the pay say that space, the number of conflicts on whether that's nicole and a car back from touch,
cheapest on to for example, take us on a 2nd on team. do you think that we would have seen those kinds of disputes if the ussr had remained a whole the biggest loss i think of all in terms of. busy relations human relations. ready was the breakdown of their been rather narrow to tell you waited the but the feeling of community community our see that existed within the soviet union, that local level that is lost. and i think everybody knows the results of the disintegration at the beginning of the and the soviet union, that there was a real hope for a confederate world confederation. and that failed immediately after that initial period after going to charles reform, stale and yeltsin, and also to try to engage with the united states. and europe in that field is,
will, hey, give the world a vision of a fair society, a just society ah, and on paper it was the fairest and the best society you can imagine. but it was a you tube, it proved to be a utopia. it's not just a matter of what was done for people in the. ready countries of the soviet unit itself, it was also the way in which the soviet union was able to interact with the rest of the world. and overall, it's presence was i would say very positive. and since then, the lack of having the soviet union that has made the world a much more dangerous place says come, while some dream of a white christmas, others dream of a woke one hour. not entirely serious guide on how to make that dream come true.
after the break, ah ah, ah ha, very kaiser christmas now i santa claus, and rudolph are scheduled to deliver a bounty of toys today, but due to supply chain constraints and the cost of feeding to explain all this to us. dan, welcome to our kaiser christmas show. merry christmas. everybody who old is driven by dreamers shaped banks. concur some of those with
there's things we dare to ask in. ah, welcome back. serbian filmmaker, american students fell. don't say freedom of the press no longer exists. he was reacting to a decision by german regulators to take our sister channel or t d, or fat. now the station itself is headquartered in moscow and has a serbian license the cable and satellite transmission, which under european law is enough to allow it to broadcast in germany will in no thinks otherwise. earlier ortiz youtube channel was also slapped with the bun. this is a t all of what it means because at the moment
when the technology goes all the way around there, you don't have the others, you know, getting one of the stations that the love to see because of it's documentary programs because of a lovely and correctly reporting from different parts of the world and i'm going to treat germany cannot stand it. and i'm just afraid that this is not just the autonomous, a german decision. i think this is much higher scale or that is just thought that you years ago for breast does not exist anymore. everything is transferred to ideology. you suffer because you don't polish reality. they want the truth to be ally, ally to be a true. this is why semester and the problem for them is that you are opening the windows to which we can see what is the real life of the people. what is the real
mission of the people against elite? it's a fight that you have to go forward. you have to find the ways to, to, to, to go forward because as much as they press you, you will have a more and more audience. now, no, celebrating christmas today is the work for gate. and obviously their idea is what's festive. it's a little bit different from perhaps the majority is a quick tongue in cheek guide. ah christmas. the traditional yuletide on a day this year making this traditional with a special christmas guide me christmas tolerance diversity guide. we all know that christmas is a family holiday. that makes oral your parents are properly number i am this year. follow the agenda and make us no woman instead of snowman or even better at the snow person
designed for themselves. oh, no gifts. no don't. so teddy bears prepare your children for the brave new world. and remember, diversity is not at i o is no longer an appropriate cost. you this is appropriation 0, a logical appropriation offensive to the dear community. mm hm. and obviously sandra has to be cancelled. i because he is a why says gender male who amuses mrs. close, discriminate against children based on behavior, whereas red, which is a communist color, makes children sit on his lap, makes people destroy trees and exploit sales. so sorry kids sandler is
not coming to town anymore. i follow these instructions, stick to the spirit of christmas. you decide. i will getting back to more traditional ideas. christmas is often a scene that santa claus comes from the north po. the different countries give him different origins as peter oliver reports now from lapland. he's probably the busiest man on the planet right now, but where santa claus lives generally depends on where in the world you are. where does santa claus live in at the north for i have your nose in africa. yeah. yeah. yeah, right. yeah. so you get to to look to, oh,
so left to right and yes so, so are on there i have no idea but i guess somewhere in finland main present day. i think santa claus are probably living somewhere where there's a nice b and night little light factor that he has for all the toys actually sank. law ther isn't in norway in new york, new york. yep. now some people say he lives in finland. what do you think of that? i don't agree with that. new york, the north wall. new york city, north pole. okay. now some people think he lives in finland. do you buy that? maybe. have you ever heard of lapland? no. in north america, the answer is usually that he lives in the north pole. but there's a few problems with that. firstly, there's no buildings there for sumter in his elves to live in, and it's far too cold. secondly, there's no christmas trees at the north pole, in fact, they've no trees at all. and you don't usually see some to slay being pulled by
these guys. of course pulling sun to slay is the elite team over reindeer and looking after those. reindeer is jo hannah, who has the wonderful title of ring dio whisper. johan, a thanks very much for talking to us. we're looking at where son to lives. now. there was some room as he lives in the north pole, but reindeer can't live in the north po can like no, am i sans ice originally from my mount ear corner of the room dory. but he was here in robin name. it because it's easier for people to reach to him then i'm the rangers are here enough. well, there's nothing to leave round. you look after the re is how do you whisper to a reindeer? what makes hello heard his name. what makes a good reindeer for santa ah, the reindeer needs to be patient. it needs to be curious. it needs to be strong enough, emboldened off. if they are too shy, they are afraid to fly over the skies. now what does the rain d a do for relaxation when it's not flying?
they are just, you know, killing, laying down, eating, chatting with the friends, you know? but that leaves us with quite the problem. what about all of the letters to santa that are addressed to him at the north pole? i'm here in the bustling epicenter of santa's post office and joined by a very busy postal elf cold. here he's taking some time out of a dead to talk with it. he thanks very much. welcome welcome to santa claus main, post office. thank you very much for having me. now. the question i have is, what do you do here with all of those letters that arise from the girls and boys all over the world? well, 1st of all, this very, very many let justice arrive every year. this always are over half a 1000000. let us attempt to get and 1st we thought him out by the country. and so that's what i'm doing here right now. santa has received a letter sir, around $200.00 countries so far. so what happens to those letters that are addressed to the north pole? please tell me they come here. they come here,
let me see if i do have here some. ah example, for example over here. so this is the place where they all end up anyway. so they come to the right may even though you put the wrong address in it. well, that's good to know that everybody watching make sure that their letters always arrive with santa claus. well, it's good to know that santa is receiving his mail here in lapland, but this wasn't always his address. most theologians will agree that saint nicholas was born in nor around the mediterranean coastal town of mirror. now damira in turkey in around $288.00 d. however, there is not many images of santa in his home town on christmas cards. well, there is one way to settle this argument good and proper to speak to the man himself, santa claus. hello. thank you very much for joining us here on our tea, sunset. we've been searching for you around the world. tell us in your own words, where are you from? oh, i am from here. you got las vegas?
yeah, i've been here for a screen the long time. actually here on the arctic circle. i hockey. oh, whoa. then way over 30 years in my house. yes. yeah. i have my office now here. i'm here every day of the year. hotel room all over the world can come and meet me, but you're able to travel extreme distances and all over the world to make sure that you deliver toys to the boys and girls. how does that happen with all that is actually quite easy. oh, well you know my, my radius, they fly no, go to phyllis and on the tricks. no exclusive here. first of all, remember, the world is divided into the time. so, okay. so will you travel you all the time? the same plan from times on alonzo? like that's how you do it. well, well,
be on the way sir. the santa shall you ever thought of? oh, christmas eve. how tiring day's going very slowly while you're waiting on. well, that's my other secret. the world is through any round that day a little bit slow. and thank you very much. santa claus. a merry christmas. you all were married at the very merry christmas for me as well. peter, all of her for our tea in santa's village in the arctic circle. lapland. and i've got a parting gift for you if you can call it that last one you store is available for you. you can check them out to open up that present r t dot com. ah ah, one of the major fights, chance were merged, go ahead with president bush junior,
was in 2008 this called bucharest. something at that stage. the united states actually wanted for georgia and ukraine to get them a nato membership to start the so called membership action plan. and it was germany that stop that and then said, no, no, we don't want to do that because these countries will not add to the stability of nato, which is one of the prerequisites in the nature of treaty with ah, a
time action returns in you're watching a special christmas day edition of going underground the team and i will be back for a brand new season on wednesday, the 12th of january. but until then, we'll be showing some of your favorite shows from this season merry christmas. over the past week circle, mainstream media has been waking up to the potential extinction of humanity. after landmark i p. c. c report issued a warning of hell on earth because of climate change. will this, while a new cold war ratchets up the chances of extinction? by another man made existential threat, nuclear annihilation. so is humanities, intelligence, and collective knowledge, also the root of its own destruction and of the only beneficiaries the billionaires
looking to escape the planet in private rockets. joining me now is renowned for loss for an ortho. ac grayling, whose new book, the frontiers of knowledge, explore the progress, barry's and future of humanity when it comes to enlightenment. i thank you so much, professor grayling for coming back on. if anyone thinks that they don't need to read this book, you imply that they have the only themselves to be to blame for being blown to bits by append again the assassination drone. why, why is this not as it's eric? well, because i'm here. i can quote you the m and t graph that's he enforced always used in his novels, only connect that if you're able to connect things together a bit, make better sense of your much more likely to make good decisions about what to do . you know, there's a wonderful anecdote.