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abused and sold into sexual slavery and have disappeared. how many children have been sold into pedophile rings and disappeared? how many children have had the virus? how many adults have the virus? are you testing anyone? all these questions have answers that are numbers, not just the yes or no answers that tells me they don't keep those statistics because they don't want the public knowing what those numbers are. my opinion that joe biden is not at all worried about what is happening at the border that he is confident in his own mind. that the people who work with them and for him are handling that smartly and with goals in mind. and they will achieve their goals. and i don't think joe biden, thanks much about the border at all. i'm on the way the way cloaked and so with headlands. april you, over the last 7 days here. moscow, i can tell you are the very capable hands of calling brian the coming hours. but so for me, for now, reporting for all to international has been kind of annoying with you as always delighted to have your company, especially in the weekend,
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ah, to what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy, even foundation, let it be an arms race. it is on offensive, very dramatic development. only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very difficult. time. time to sit down and talk with
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i 1st heard about hard island when i was working on a story about a formerly homeless man. he had lived in the tunnels underneath penn station. i think there was a photographer who photographed his little the little house. he had made himself there, and because of her work, he had been rescued. he'd been given a home and that he'd been found dead in that home. and he was going to go to heart island. and it was, there was such a sadness at the idea that this man who had finally achieved
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a home of his own was going to be dispossessed. it was going to be one of the multitude in these anonymous graves. mm. mm. i'm a new yorker and i believe that new york is more than you know, the old idea of the city on the hill new york is really what america is a mountain. and there is a tragedy inherent to in a big metropolis. there are all the stories of the chance has gone by mistakes or the bad childhood, bad choices or just bad luck. and that's something that any great metropolis
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contends was me. but there is something more here that you could have a loving family, a career money set aside. and you could still end up in a mass grave on an island, off limits to the public buried by inmates paid $0.50 an hour. oh, i
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me. ah when rises in from the sound carrying the clang of the bell buoy nearby city island tolling its fitful warning? ah all around is desolate you said. no kind hand to decorate these graves with croaking of love and remembrance. i am even a headstone to show where interred was once a human being i
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oh my baby was already sick, so i already knew that there was a 5050 chance of him living or diane gave birth to him. i didn't have the financial to be able to bury him and stuff. so the hospital gave me a week for me to collect the money. i went to the welfare day after day, day after day the entire week that i was given. and they said no good. and at that point i didn't know my real mother. i didn't know my real family
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. so i was like, i really don't have nobody. i was alone now here. living actually literally alone. i can be ungrateful because me living on the public assistance. new york city has been helping my children a lot. but when it comes to my son, they fell to me completely because i put all my trust on them. i put my child's body in their hands to bury him. you know, is not the way i wanted, but i figure at least he's gonna be buried. he'll be. ready a piece, but he's, he was in,
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[000:00:00;00] ah, one heart island is open to new york is on the cusp of yet another enormous rush of growth. the city's population basically doubled every 20 years. ah, new york city is the commercial capital of america, is the centre which publishing industry? ah, it's the center of fashion. and, of course, next to the glitz next to the glamour. next to the mansions being built by 80 steward of the vanderbilt's, you have the reality of the 5 points. the slums at the very, very difficult lives lived by most new yorkers. that is to say,
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the working class and poor ah, new york is forced to create a whole series of institutions to deal with the realities of tens of thousands of immigrants coming into the city. continually. there was a sense, i think that these people needed to be separated out that it, people were not comfortable seeing the insane seeing the pauper, seeing an elderly alcoholics on the streets of new york. him any of these institutions? prisons, lunatic asylums, hospitals, all were erected, created outside manhattan, on these islands in the east river. there was welfare island. there were the quarantine islands and of course ellis island. and these were all various processing stations. hard island was the terminal island
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in 1890 s. early 19 hundreds. every spring of the police department would have to fish out scores and scores of bodies that float the surface and the harbor and the rivers. what do you do with these bodies? are mostly totally anonymous. these folks went to hard island. this is a place that new york has to have up to service the reality of death. mm. i think new yorkers understand that there are always going to be inequalities in the city, huge inequalities, and they are very sharp focus, but in death were equal. we all die alone. ah, in today's world you have so many families who are
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a stranger or just lost to each other, my distance by misfortune. ah, and yet to know that some one you once loved or that you hoped loved you is buried in a mass grave on hard island. that resonates trevor lou. we got married in 8982. and i got married at my sister's house cuz i never wanted a big wedding. i'm never the one to be in front of it. you know, where address and have all these people that, you know, sometimes you don't even know half of them. why would you want them? they're joining, but there were a lot of great times with,
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with bruce in the line. mm hm. when he started spiraling down, that was in 84. we moved right next to a bar called lady, else. we used to go to lady else on on friday nights, got a baby sitter for kimberly. and he started hanging out with a lot of different people and started drinking heavily in the bar was right next door, which is not the greatest thing. didn't think that anything of it when we moved to the house, but it happened and remember back of bottles being under the bed hit in, you know, so, and then they would argue constantly. so i just remember my childhood, not a wonderful. mm. you know, i think that he hurt his back at work and he got addicted to pain medication. and then cocaine than alcohol. and he just spiraled down hell.
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mm. ah, you would always enter my conscience. i always wonder if he is he okay, what is he doing? is he let me on the streets even when i would go to manhattan when i was younger, i would always wonder if i was him. you know, i'd always wanna give money to those people cuz i felt like that was my dad. like i hoped switch. people don't hope that he was either in the hospital or in jail where i would get that one moment that he was sober. and i never got it and the fact that he was in a hospital and nobody contacted any family members and then hit his body for 3 years, is crazy. ah,
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we're empowering ourselves to be more efficient, quicker with our transactions. but with that comes a trade off, every device is a potential entry point for security into any machine. it's an extension of traditional to find the defenders have always been one step behind. the attackers with one comes option in the offering. it's not a matter of, if it happens it's a matter of went to the world is driven by dreamers shaped banks. 10 percent of those with
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there's things we dare to ask look forward to talking to you all that technology should work for people. a robot must obey the orders given by human beings, except where such order that conflict with the 1st law show your identification. we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. at that point, obviously is to rate truck rather than fear i would like to take on various job with artificial intelligence, real summoning with a robot most protective own existence with
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ah ah ah ah ah ah. so in the world to day, everyone knows america as the land of freedom and opportunity because you see me in front of you now. but prior to seeing me here, you didn't know of me except for one day. he is less than a man. he is not america,
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he is the sleigh that built america. oh, this is the too soon of every man and woman of color. now we, at the point, when we stumble upon a part of history that do encounter us as a people of color of honor, of respect, ah ha. and rack. as allan, at the time of 1860 was being conversed, and to champ astor me there was, must, in,
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over 200000 soldiers code in america was not america at that time. it was federal, see in the south, the new up in the no. and what brought us together was the civil war wasn't for these men, we will not be free today. if it wasn't for those united states college troops, we will not be as proud as we are today. mm. mm. united states college troops. we're definitely going that out. and there still are certain little indications that there are so few bodies that still remain. mm. and it us knocking at the door who is there to open it?
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a correctional department. i've never so been familiar needed to have a correction officer direct me in prayer. mm hm. when the various began in 1869, the department of charities and correction was one city agency. and what happened more recently was the department of welfare pulled out of heart. i lived and left the department of corrections in charge of these burials. so it used to be that there was a dead house at the end of 26th street and a dock. and in the dead house, the bodies were, were unclaimed,
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were put in these boxes and then put on to a boat. there were 2 steam ships, one was called hope, and the other was called fidelity. ah, the blood facts up to the dead house and takes the coffins with their ghastly freight. they are shoved rudely down a slide like the various merchandise. and as they strike the deck, we hear the thud of the body in its rude receptacle. business is good to day. the shower on the stick says, as we count the coffins, heaped up premise curiously. we think so too. we steam away and soon touch it. blackwell's island. oh dear. the bodies of those who died of smallpox and other contagious diseases are taken on board charity
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hospital is also visited and contributes its quota. the coffins are bundled out to men who cart them away into a field. handling them is rudely as baggage masters to trucks at a depot. trenches are about 15 feet deep and 6 feet wide. the coffins are piled up like wood and cords or fuel and a cold pit, 13 d. as soon as the coffins placed at the bottom of the trench, a barrow of dirt is thrown over it, and another coffin placed above children's coffins or chucked in at the feet of the others and helped to form a solid mass. the foot of earth is then thrown upon the upper one until the work is completed. thus, all nationalities rest close together. the merge is
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a close companion of the cease and the suicide is just beneath the pauper. there is no aristocracy when i 1st heard of heart, i let into a problem, a physician who was at harlem hospital. and she was talking about infants that were born addicted to crack. and that they were buried in shoe boxes a 1000 at a time on hard island. and at that time, hard island was open to journalists and to academics. and so i decided that
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i was just going to get there. and it just so happened that that day was the very 1st day that these inmates had ever been on hard island. and these were a young man convicted of misdemeanors like turnstile jumping graffiti. so you know, they're not felons or anything like that. they're young men that couldn't afford a good lawyer or i used to live in red oak that was one of the bad neighbourhood, but about a return only brooklyn and our new york city who's crazy in 89. it was cracked and stuff like that and we used to, so we'd in in drugs is buffalo done in our one a getting caught with possession and i went up going a reg is on and for
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a little bit of time the nose daisy was it was a zoo, you can get anything, you get a knife for anything they want very one term their guy had a gun in there. it was like like, like gladiator school every day. and so when i got short, short means that you go home, you don't have a lot of time left in your state and they gave me a job in the hodge, ireland. ah, you know they shackles on you take a little boss and didn't they take you on a boat? i'm a little kid could hand cos. i'm on the boat to get the boat going to go, don, i think the worries or whatever. and they take you to heart. and i still didn't know the hodge. i was punished for you. i heard of probably feeling movies and stuff like that, but i didn't. i didn't even know what, what he meant. and there's only 2 offices. no french, no, not been. and there was just smell. i don't know what the snow was. so the next
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morning is raining and they told you we're going to go, we're going to go to work in we will be whole, but it was great. and then they will lead mass graves. we wouldn't boxes and we're going to move them to put more boxes in there. and the people though, there are john doors or people that nobody wants to pay for people who get lost in the system. they were like 5 deep. it was a big hole. it was a coffee in the grave and then the guys will talk about them and they, they would just say crack babies. even though who knows what they were therefore, but just a mentality dad does what? those were like undesirables or whatever didn't count or whatever. i
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ah, when our mayor took office, he was elected because of his campaign on our city, being a tale of 2 cities. the house and i have not. and those who have not are usually the ones who wind up being buried on hard. i am the difficulty in government, especially when you are at the mayor and you are managing a very large city. the priorities of the public takes shape and become the most important issues you address and that many people bring hard island to elected officials. attention is out of sight and out of mind. to so many new yorkers,
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people just don't care that much unless they have a personal connection. it shouldn't be so removed from the rest of the city. we should know what happens after people die. we should be able to see ah, that space who the fact that we're using inmates to maintain this active burial site, where 1000000 souls are buried. where so much of new york city history is buried is, is dickensian. and it is a document of the inequality that has existed in the city for centuries. i don't think the states is unique in this respect. for in this world, are you not powerful? you get forgotten pretty quickly, and an harland is exactly where our society in our country puts the people who are
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poor and forgotten. ah, and you have, you know, a situation you couldn't make up in which you have the corn, forgotten people who are alive and are in jail, who are burying the poor and forgotten people who are dead. oh ah, there is a patch of water around the child seal island, that's in contention between canada and the united states, where the government has suddenly become optimal for lobster. our population here is exploded. one of the most valuable fisheries that ever existed. suddenly you had made an canadian fisherman in these waters at the same time jousting for position and tension or high violence is bound to happen. this is the last land border
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dispute between canada and the united states. it could be magnified to the point where there could be cost that would be significant to whoa country. border disputes don't go away. they discussed some things going to happen with the seeing cali levels. ones to keep creeping in dicky can all make life, and i think with all the way of the disruption of global supply chains with spike in the cost of energy, we're seeing a way appearance of inflation. and i think all of these constitute the economy, scroll down the sign risks, which could mean the to why that is still ahead of us despite the moderation of the severity of the timing.
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ah, a ah, protests in europe has new lock downs restrictions or imposed violence or ups in the netherlands for a 2nd night. while vienna sees clashes between police and protest. as on the weekly this our, we try to work out where it's all heading with a panel of guests. my response to the politicians is where well, you, why in your case numbers was slightly hi. hi. hi, i still as we get you stuck, one set of new role with a new policy. something else comes out, but there was a lot of let the politicians do what they want. they didn't follow some of the mandates they weren't wearing mass.

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