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portages of 2 young men have been shot and killed in the protest, and one policeman has also been killed us on the honey called the drought unprecedented with the average rainfall down over 50 percent compared to 2020 professor side. mohammed miranda from the university of carolina told us that water shortages may not be the only reason for the unrest. protest don't mean that people are against the stomach republic of iran. it means that people on the streets in different cities and the sun are upset about the shortage of water and the problems that the drought has cause. and those are legitimate. what happens though, is that people with guns infiltrate these gathering? well, it's going to be a tough time for iran. we have sanctions american from the european to trying as much as possible to make life as miserable as possible, ordinary iranians that their objective and simultaneously because of global warming,
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we have a very severe drought. and that drought has had an impact on agriculture, and it has created water shortages in certain parts of the country. does a for me 29 minutes. that's when i'll be back with another full fresh look at your news. this is our to international share with the ah, ah ah, ah ah
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ah, the board is white, you're walking down a street in a town and in the store and windows are negative. in
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depression, you tend to go into the store and buy those thoughts and take them home as if they're yours. in mindfulness, you walk down the street, you still see the sort storefront with the negative thoughts, but you don't go in and buy those the this is when someone visit. sure you can't afford to miss. i'm radio and i'm going to bore in washington coming up the global scrutiny of crypto currency continued to heat up as the european union has proposed a ban on anonymous transaction. we'll take a look at the latest attempt to regulate fintech and we turn to us market. we're stock. i've seen
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a roller coaster so far this week. we'll discuss whether we're in frame major, correct, and then we have the latest data on the states that cut off the federal unemployment benefits early. didn't make a difference. and how is the average workers still being impacted by the pandemic? we'll discuss. we have a pack show today, so let's dive right in. we begin the program at the latest attempt to put government control on crypto currencies. the u is taking steps to target what it calls risky financial institutions, with a new governing body aimed at cracking down on dirty money. that includes a new amendment targeting crypto currency users. in a statement, the european commission said, quote, today's and then that will ensure full traceability of crypto acid transfers, such as bitcoin and will allow for prevention and detection of their possible use for money laundering or terrorism financing. they went on to claim the proposals will hope the crypto acid industry develop, and it will benefit from an updated,
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harmonized legal framework. so what does this new legislation really about and can it be enforce? joining us now, this justice co host an crypto analyst, christy. i know christy, who in the crypto industry is the targeting with these new proposals well, according to the use they are king any and all crypto users indiscriminately because they're setting the threshold very low. essentially they're saying that if you transfer a $1000.00 or more of crypto current, these then the service provider will have to report you. so by sending the threshold really, really low like that, they're basically saying, hey, basically if you own crypto currency, you're gonna have to report this while they say this legislation is used to target drug trafficker the money loaners and likes as the real reason as been and i have said time and time again. it's just a very simple fact that the e u. the entire government is basically bankrupt after having to fight coven 19 for
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the past year. and they're basically seeing this new opportunity to tax the crypt, currency wealth because of this new asset that has emerged from the pandemic unscathed. and this new crop of people that have a big fat wallets. they're essentially setting up new legislation to legally go after them and tax their harder and crypto currency money. so while the ultimate goal is to try to encompass any and all crypto users, they are directly targeting the crypto currency service providers, a, the custodian, the exchanges, people like coin base. because if you go through a service appointment, you have to give up your information. you have to go through k y, c a and now you have to verify your identity and the legs. so by doing this, most of the detail and the masses, they all undergo this entire process because services, coin missed, or just like paypal. they're easy to use, everybody understands how to do it. everybody knows how to on board. so by doing this, it's a very easy gateway to target most of the retail crypto segments. right. and that
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was the question i was going to ask you, christy because the european commission is claiming they will ensure full traits, ability of crypto asset transfer. but let's be honest, if you really know what you're doing, if you're in this space, if this is your life and you work in crypto, you don't go through an exchange, you don't go through a pay, pay power, or even bad mo, who now let's you transfer crypto currency, what you do, you make a direct wall to wall it transfer. so is it even possible to really trace this, given that the centralized nature of crypto at its core? no, it is basically an impossible task. and like we said before, regulators and politicians, they like to use these big blanket statements in order to sound powerful, even though they're not really accurate at all. so any competent person, i'm listening to a statement like that, saying that there's going to be full trace ability of crypto currently, like they would that's just laughable. that's simply ludicrous because it's impossible to enforce. essentially, this is a technological literacy problem with paul it between politician and the actual
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users. because when people use centralize exchanges, they have no choice but to go through k y, c, m l and all that stuff. but as you pointed out, smart contract based peer to peer decentralize exchanges. although call deck says you cannot be forced to comply because there's actually no central organization, no central individual who is in control of this entire exchange. so there is no want to force to comply to your rules and everything like that. so trying to be anonymize hundreds of millions of currently existing wallets. that sounds like an absolutely impossible task, especially for an organization that is already struggling to fund their current programs and agendas. so while a lot of these taxes and these peer to peer exchanges as well as they won't be affected by this, by this new proposal at all, it will, however, make it more difficult when the time comes that they do actually want to pay rent, buy groceries or do some sort of activity that still requires currently or be more difficult for them to help make that extreme back from the currency to a to
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a legit currency. yeah. those but the medium crypto and my governments want to try to crack down on it in some way. now another thing we've heard from politicians is that if they introduce some kind of regulation for crypto, it will help to read out money, wandering and tourism financing. but of course, in this case, the claims that it will all be possible as long as crypto exchange is played by the same rules as the bank. what's your response to that? well, i say that banks have to play under one unifying rule and one unifying body because all banks around the world, they're reliant on the swift network in order to make transfers. and that is why all of the banks are so careful to not break any rules, because if they get cut, kicked out of network, essentially their business is over. they can't really do anything after that. but that's what's so powerful by crypto currency because it is peer to peer, and there's absolutely no way to stop a transfer such as that. so there's nothing really forcing an exchange to play by
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the rules and comply. why do you have to do that back in 20. 17 china made exchanges illegal. so immediately after that you have finance. you had ok x you had called b immediately leaving china fleeing to friendlier jurisdiction such as hong kong, such as japan and malta. places like that because why do you have to stay in china to do business? when you can go outside of china or chinese towards dixon and still maintain your entire customer base, you're not losing anything at all. so essentially, these exchanges really aren't losing anything at all and they aren't forced to comply by any jurisdiction. and they can simply just take their business and move elsewhere without losing anything. so it's really up to these crypto exchanges, how they want to play it. you're definitely going to have some that are more willing to comply, such as the coin bases such as the gray scale. but then you have other more creative guys who are say, hey, let's go to a more friendlier jurisdiction. yeah, they will always find a way great insight as always. boom,
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both kristie. i thank you so much for your time today. thank you. and after the database, it's worth day since october on monday, losing more than $700.00 points. the industrial average rebounded 550 points tuesday, and continue to see games and wednesdays tre. now, monday fell off, which affected nearly every major in worldwide, was mostly attributed to rise in cases of the coven. 19 very it delta. while rising inflation remains in focus, of course it should be noted, the dow is actually up more than 15 percent so far this year, and 30 percent over the last 12 months. so it raises the question, are we due for a market correction? when you look at those numbers or the discuss, let's bring in tobin smith. he's the ceo of transformative research tobin. always a pleasure to have you on the show. how much, how much does monday's sell off have to do with concerns over this increase in cases of the delta barrier?
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well, you know, i always tell you the truth, but there's a lot of things that happened on monday. and you can't just take one dot to say, well gosh, it was the delta variance and rising rates, and u. k. in the united states with all the boneheads won't get vaccinated. it's a whole bunch of stuff. and one thing that happens in a bull market is, you know, we sort of taken notes on the friday about 30 years. and it's when you're in a bull market, particularly wrote only 2 years into a new bull market. there's typically a point where everybody's is on one side of the canoe and everybody's a little bit too long and they need to readjust and all you need is a skill. so yeah, it's the marion, let's yourself $50000000.00 of this and $20000000.00 of that and it sort of builds on each other. and then there's all the electronic trading. remember 95 or a 98 percent of the training on monday was electronic. there's no guys down in the pitts go and, you know, get me for the vibe of that. so it's the whole combination of this. me that, hey, it was a data come double, you know what? it was a buying day because we came right down to support that 50 day moving average,
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which is what a healthy bull market does. and we were buying going into that close because you know what, we made money doing that almost every time we went to cash in march, as you know, in february of last year, that was a whole different thing because the pandemic was coming. but now we're in the sort of the pandemic of the, of the non vaccinated. were all amateur immunology now. but the guys, i follow my mena at harvard, etc, or say, look, we're not going to see this. this is a normal deal in immunology, you know, the, the virus needs to find a new host and need a new way to get in there. so they mutate. this is sort of going according to plan . and from a business standpoint, we're never going to shut down that, but no more ever again, not only united states, but france and the u. k, because there's no political will to do it. and there's certainly no public well to do it. so guess what? we made money by and on monday and please. so me more stock if you're afraid the whole world's going to hell again and there. well, there certainly is
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a lot of fear out there and that. and so whenever it comes to things like this, now i want to bring up another point that brent made during his opening, which is the fact that when we look at the 3 major indexes here in the us, they are still sitting near record highs. all gaining around 30 percent over the last 12 months. so are we in for a correction? let's say you we're always going to get a corrections in a bull market. that's by definition, what a bull market is. a bull market is sort of going a straight line and it has it 10 percent pull back on fear or you know, something or an election or whatever. but then at the end of the day, the people like me who run money, have to have new money come in to our shop and we feel, gosh, what are we going to do here? are we going to sit on the couch? so that's 12 months and under perform the market or are we going to buy things that we think are going to go up and value because they're, they're not correctly price. so yeah, please, we're going to have 10 percent market corrections. but if you're an investor in stocks and you're afraid of a 10 percent correction, then,
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then you're never going to make any money. and because there's only really 5 or 8 days out of the 20 days in a whole year that provide all the games. everything else is sideways, up and down. and if you are out of the market on monday or excuse me, on tuesday, you miss 700 points. that was, that was the largest move in almost a year. you can't play that game unless you have a trading service like we did where we trade in and out during the day. but if you're going to be an investor and you're part of 10 percent, you know, go by the bitcoin or, you know, invest in that dollar or something. so if it's a treasury of they bounce back a little on wednesday with the 10 year rate nearing 1.3 percent, but well below where we were preparing demik levels. and even in march of this year, what is the bond market telling us about the state of the economy and inflation currently? yeah, it's very confusing. so let me just bring it on very simply. if you're a big pension plan and you got a huge boost in your equity performance over the last 12 months, which they have
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a lot of pensions are believe in our over funded, he's big ones. and so they want to keep their money where it is because they're paying out pensioners. so when you get a chance to come in and buy bon, when they pick up, when you buy those bonds, when there's a bid, the price goes up, the yield goes down, that's what we saw on friday and monday. but again, that's a blip. the overall issue is the bond market is telling us that sincerely arbiter of all, all knowing inflation that we're going to have inflation come back. maybe not till 1.5 percent because we have higher salaries, but it's telling us don't fall for this markie. we're going to have 5 percent inflation. oh jeez, for the next 1218 months can't happen and it won't happen. and we know that because if we, if the people really felt that in the bond market, which remember is 25 times bigger than the stock market. then we would have 2 percent rates right now at the 10 year, but, but if we don't, because it's not going to be there. tobin smith, the transform rates are the only person to joint boom beth to may agree with the
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federal reserve on inflation. thank you so much, my good. the u. s. and germany have agreed to a deal on the north stream to pipeline months after threatening sanctions against one of its closest allies. the binding ministration has agreed to drop its opposition to the project, but it was only if germany pledges to take action against russia if it quote, uses energy as a weapon against ukraine. now the u. s. has repeatedly warned about the power, the $11000000000.00 pipeline could give russia over europe. so as part of the deal, germany will agree to spend $70000000.00 on bilateral energy projects with ukraine . the us in germany will also work together to promote $1000000000.00 worth of investments for a green fund aimed at helping ukraine transition to cleaner sources of energy. the construction of the north stream to pipeline is that to be completed by next month
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. and it is expected to be opperation by the end of this year. as for the specified action, germany is expected to take against russia if it violates the agreement, it is not a part of that remains unclear the time now for a quick break. but when we come back, a middle worker shorted in the united states, many states have pulled back extended unemployment benefits in hope of charging the labor market. did it work? we'll never get a break here. the number that the quote, the ah ah, join me every thursday and the alex summon show and i'll be speaking to guess in the world, the politics sport. business. i'm show business. i'll see you then. me
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the the news president joe biden invoke civil war parallels with greater frequency. this is ominous and dangerous. unfortunately, it would seem, this is how the major political parties and the media view, the state of our politics in a war. there are casualties and defeat in the culture. wars can one side bank, we should see others, me and welcome back. as the united states continue to transition out of the cobra, 1900 pandemic, we have continued to hear about
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a so called worker shortage. now surely, you've heard an anecdote by someone close to you about how there are people who would rather collect the increased unemployment supplement, then go to work. in fact, the latest jobs report showed there were 9200000 job openings. as of the last day of may. the data also showed there were $3500000.00 fewer people in the workforce for that month. then in february of 2020, just prior to the onset of the pandemic, recently 26 states stop those enhanced unemployment benefits early before they were set to expire in september with hopes of stoking the labor market. so did it work? well, some would say yes. as those 26 states saw an additional 174000 people joined the workforce in june by taking jobs, restarting their search for employment and clip thing. the 47 1000 people added in states that kept the benefits in place, but many economists quoted by reuters, see that this difference is negligible with no real proof that pulling back benefits is actually forcing people to take jobs. especially when you look at the
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numbers of new jobs added against the 9200000 job openings. so what is behind this worker shortage? well, let's get an economist take on this with professor richard wolf. he's the host of economic update and author of the sick. this is the system when capitalism fails to save us from pandemic or itself, professor wolf, i, what do you make of all this? yes, we're seeing some job growth in those days. that ended benefit. but it doesn't seem like very much why is this working at those data plan? well, the reason is not very much, is that there isn't an honest conversation in our society about what's going on. so let's be clear about that. number one, i was glad you used the word forced workers back to work by early ending their supplements of $300.00 a week. let me remind everyone, those $300.00 a week extra the unemployed people were there in order to help them through the worst combination of an economic crash and viral pandemic that had ever happened in
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american history. that wasn't a gift. that wasn't anything other than helping people through to take it a way to force people because they're now desperate to go back to work, you know, and other countries that's called forest labor. were supposed to be against that. but let's put it aside. why hasn't it worked? why hasn't it produced that tremendous explosion of job hunting? that was promised? and here's the answer. over the last 15 months, it wasn't a quiet time for businesses. what do they stayed open? whether they moved to distance employees, or whether they shut down, they lost a lot of profits. they want to make those profits up. i understand that that's how our system works. but they have made the decision to get those profits back by changing the job, either cutting the wages or cutting the benefits or the one that i find the most
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interesting is a calling back for people for a work or a department that used to have 5 so what happens is the workers now forced to look go and they spend a day or 2, and they discover that they are being ripped off one way or the other being made to do more work without being paid more, etc. and so we see this wonderful statistic that we have a quick rate that is government keeps statistics of how many people quit their jobs off the chart. and there is no mystery. it's because there's a struggle going on between what workers need and want and what employers need and want to pay. and that's being fought out now, and that's much more important than the $300.00 unemployment. yes or no. yeah, that sure goal seems to be as all this time, especially in a year like this one. now we know that wages are a huge part of this discussion as workers demand more and many companies from fast food chains like mcdonalds to big banks,
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are being forced to offer better compensation to new hires. is this a unique case? were workers are learning that they can actually ask for more because the demand for their position is higher. do you see this continuing? now i think that they know that there's still quite a bit of unemployment out there. they know that there's a risk. most workers do that the employer can find others. yes, they're talking a lot about labor shortage bought. they're also willing to do without and i think what you're discovering is really a more long term phenomena. real wages, in terms of what wages can afford, hadn't been going up for decades and has accumulated a problem and the working class of americans, they want more, you're absolutely right. and they're not going to be turned down very quickly. they're going to continue to push, you know, the $15.00 which sounded like so much. we're currently going through an inflation
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that's raising prices 5 percent or more per year. that's going to eat away the extra money you get in your wage almost as fast as you get it. so with the opening gun now of a long term historical push, that's going to be conflict in our workplaces much more normal and much more intense than we've been used to. and professor wolf, you know what, i had something else plan, but i actually want to ask about that point that you just made because is this a problem without organize labor where they wouldn't be, they're not able to fight for this the same way. you know, you mentioned that workers can now kind of, they could, they could, you know, demand more to a certain extent, but without an organization. can they really do that or does this all fall by the wayside? because eventually, the companies which have the money which have the power can kind of just keep pushing them down the road. you're absolutely right. brand that is going on and the labor movement is weaker. i mean, we're literally at the end of about
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a 50 year period in which the membership of union in this country has declined. let me give you a startling statistic. the private sector of the united states, the biggest part of our economy, the percentage of workers represented by a union is less than 7 percent. in other words, the vast majority has no union. they have no organisation. but here's the irony of it all. it's leading workers to rethink their isolation as individuals and to begin to rethink about the need for unions and you're seeing the pressure to get together and build these organizations. it's not the that's the way it works in the history for a long time. you squeeze them, you reduce them, you're shrink them until workers finally realize what this all means. and then you're going to see the push back. we had that in the 1930 is the last time unions exploded. if things continue the way they are, we're going to see it all again. as
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a professor was point, the fact that you can't collectively bargain as a workforce right now, when you say only 7 percent of the workforce is unionized. that puts the power solely in the employers, and at that point, professor richard watts. right, thank you for just laying it out for us today. my pleasure. thank you. can finally, chinese electric car maker ex, paying has released footage of its next generation flying car and a recent post on chinese social media site. we bow the company's chairman shared a video of the 5th generation flying vehicle, the voyager x to the aircraft. that is roughly the size of an electric sedan can vertically take off and land has about 35 minutes of flight time and can travel up to 80 miles per hour. according to reports, the previous generation x, y one has been on numerous test flights and plans to begin real world test in the
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country by the end of the year. now, rachel, do you think this is going to take off? please don't fun, but i do think that we don't, we've heard a lot about flying cars as we've heard about all of this technology growing. are we really going to see flying cars be the next thing? oh. 7 absolutely, i mean this is something we've been talking about for decades is imagining flying cars in the future. we're finally getting up to it. we've seen drones, we've seen all different kinds of technology. we've even got space tourism going on and under space. so, i mean, i think this is just the next frontier. wow, i'm saying that there's a lot of federal aviation and other regulation to be had here. when you start talking about people who drive and flying cars through the street, or i guess through the air through the alleyways, i don't know how you would say though ever. this is the best fit for the time. you get boom, but odd demand on the portable tv app available smartphones and tablets, google play, and the apple app store by searching portable tv fordable tv can also be downloaded on samsung smart tv, roku devices, or simply check it out at the portable dot tv. well see,
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they put him in harm's way. a rural college student does interest get shot in the head and found in a river like something else had to be happening with the the u. s. and germany strike a deal on the north stream to pipeline, but val action on russia over the alleged threat to security, opposed by the energy project. moscow. and the pipeline is purely commercial. the worst flooding in china in 1000 years. it has caused depth wiped out the transport infrastructure reached down that spark from a huge blast at an aluminum plant. and the situation is said to be getting worse. nobody suggestions.


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