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legal recreational marijuana use. >> good afternoon, president obama coming out strong after the fbi today conclusively linked the hacking of sony to north korea. the president said that sony made a mistake canceling the release of the movie "the interview" in light of the hacking. he vowed to retaliate. >> north korea's straight ru state run agency denied the attack. the defense department said that they're discussing the actions and president obama promised action. >> president obama promised
there would be a response to north korea's action. >> they caused a lot of damage, and we will respond. we'll respond proportionally, and we'll respond in a place and time that we choose. it is not something that i will announce here in the news conference. the fbi cited several factors for its conclusions. links to other malware previously developed including similarities in code and algorithms. investigators traced protocol addresses, ip addresses associated with known north korean infrastructure. they found similarities to a cyberattack launched by north korea. march 2013 against south korean
information. it stole from sony and after threats of violence sony decided to cancel the movie. by president obama criticized that decision. >> yes, i think they made a mistake. we cannot have a society some dictator some place can start imposing republicannership here in the united states. because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing satirical movie, imagine what they'll start doing over documentaries that they don't like or news reports they don't like.
>> wants to stop future massive computer attacks. >> randall pinkston, thank you. north korea's hacking of sony pictures is one of several topics that the president talked on. he talked about the decision to normalize relations with cuba. many republicans opposed that move. what message did the president have today? >> i think the president is trying to reach out a hand of cooperation. that will be needed if he's going to accomplish a whole host of items that the president has in the last two years of his presidency, something that he termed the fourth quarter. interesting things sometimes happen in the fourth quarter. in cuba we've seen prominent republicans, foremost marco rubio, who wants to block
funding on that legislation. in response to the critics the president said the past 53 years of the embargo has not succeeded. >> i think that ultimately we need to pull down the embargo that is self defeating in but i don't anticipate that that happens right away. i think people will want to see how this moves forward before there is any serious debate about whether or not we would make major shifts in the embar embargo. >> so an historic opening proposed by president obama and his cuban counterpart, and on the question whether president obama will follow through on a visit to havana or castro visiting washington, the
president seemed to rule that out in the foreseeable future. >> when the president returns from his hawaiian vacation, he'll face questions by republicans. >> obviously it's going to be a rough go. the republicans have already pledge repeal of the affordable care act, something that the president hig highlighted in the opening of his statement. there where is a question about tax reform, the president is holding out a hand there. corporate tax reform on immigration. he said he wants to work with congress very much an open question whether congress is going to reciprocate. >> mike viqueira reporting live from the white house. let's bring in david shuster. over the last couple of days we heard president obama's legacy
and maybe the move forwards a normalized relation with cuba has something to do with it. but there is a political side of it. now we have north korea and the president making big moves. >> this is a huge political benefit for him. you heard president obama. you heard people say he was a bad negotiator or that he is weak. when you declare cyber war against north korea that shows toughness, and he was unequivocal in saying that it was wrong of sony to pull the movie. when you have a president rallying against north korea that will help politically. the president had time to point out that the economy is picking up, creating jobs, and something else that helps him politically. there was not a single question about the 2014 mid terms and the pasting that his party god. it was as if the president could
put that in the rear view mirror and move on. >> speaking of that, after his 17-day vacation, of course, we mentioned the congress will be dominated by the g.o.p. any potential pitfalls for the president coming up next year? >> he signaled today that he's probably going to come out against the keystone ex oil pipeline. mitch mcconnell said that that is going to be one of the early items that they're going to pass. that is not going to be popular for the president. the public generally support keystone. there will be a tough fight for the president in terms of trying to get congress to left the embargo. there is bad blood that we can see at the beginning of the year based on things where things are going with keystone and cuba. >> you'll be back later with power politics.
the president's plans to further normalize relations with cuba. now people who travel there can now bring more items with them. what do people in cuba think about easing these travel restrictions? >> it depends on which cubans you you're talking about. the old cubans were angry. they're angry about lifting travel restrictions because these are people who lost their homes a generation ago. but some of the younger cubas have their connections with miami. we headed over to miami national airport to take a look. in many ways this is the engine of cuba's economy. cuban americans who send money home to their families represent $2.6 billion industry.
increasingly important source of revenue as falling oil prices put a squeeze on how much aid venezuela can send to cuba. but this is not just cash that people are sending home. many are bringing back tvs, clothes, even car tires. >> they are for our family in cuba. these are gifts. >> this is a daily scene here at miami international airport. many are heading back to havana to bring items, kiss for children, things that you would normally get in the united states, but not available in havana. now the expectation is that this will happen much moreen. >> under the new policy those with relatives on the island will be able to send $8,000 home a year. that's an increase from what it used to be. and companies will no longer need a special license to do
business. u.s. companies will be able to export building materials and even infrastructure for telecommunications. and with a largely untapped market of 11 million people just across the coast of florida scenes like these will likely get better as the cuban economy opens to its old cold war enemy. >> we talk about old cold war enemies this dates back to 1959, and we've been dealing with this ever since. when you think about cuba, most people hearken back to the black and white images of, and what happened with castro and the transition to raul castro. but we're seeing a new era. this is the first time that any sitting american has put forward a normalization of relations with its cuban counterpart in raul castro, and there is all sorts of questions of what could
be possible. >> kurdish forces in northern iraq has taken more ground from isil to the west of mosul. it comes 24 hours after they broke the isil siege around the sinjar mountains, which lasted for months. >> reporter: the head of the national security forces in northern iraq have announced that the peshmerga will take land that was originally isil-controlled. this land stretches south of the mosul dam all the way across to the sinjar mountains that straddle the syrian-iraq border. th pockets of villages and towns that isil has been holding. the question is where have those isil fighters gone? we know that many could just disappear into communities or they could have retreated into mosul city.
the question is whether there will be a backlash. we've seen their tactics before, switching from front line fight to go insurgency fighting. many thought they could relax and hold the town and then suicide-bombers came in dressed up as peshmerga and killed many of the peshmerga forces. among them in the main fight something north of the sinjar mountains, four kilometers to the north, a town that we passed a week ago that is very much held by the isil fighters. that is really turning into, from what i'm told, a very big fight. they're not yet to be able to hold it, and let many of the ten thousand yazidi leave if they wanted to.
>> sue turton reporting from i erbil. we now have reports from istanbul. >> reporter: the arrest comes one year after widespread, wide-ranging corruption allegations first emerged against people close to then prime minister now president erdogan. a couple of prime ministers were forced to resign. erdogan said at the time that he and his supporters were behind false corruption allegations. in the months following those allegations thousands of police officers, members of the judiciary connected to the corruption investigation were forced to resign, were fired, or reassigned. then media organizations were raided, and four of those people
arrested after those raids remain in custody. so many say that you are do wan is taking revenge on gulen and supporters for making those allegations. the united nations earlier this week spoke out what it saw as a perceived threat to media freedoms here. president you ar erdogan reject ed those ideas. >> the national labor relations board said that mcdonald's and its franchise restaurant have violated the rights of employees looking for better pay and working conditions. those who took part of the demonstrations.
>> robert ray visited one area where they believe are ash pits and believe the debris causes cancer. >> arsenic, chromium, lead in a lot of cases. >> poured out of a cracked drainage pipe into a major river in north carolina last february. >> duke energy cannot fail. we take this responsibility very, very seriously. we do feel like we failed a bit with down river. >> duke energy is the largest electric company in the u.s. after the spill a federal grand jury began to look into duke's relationship with north carolina regulators.
miles away a coal plant overlooks the river basin. it's ash seems into the ground water. residents call this area dukeville. >> you guys are not drinking your water because you're evade there is coal ash in it. you have these jugs of water. how about bathing your kids. >> we don't bathe the children in the water. the pediatrician feels like it's not in the best interest of the children to do that right now. you joanne lives right down the road. >> this shows 72 people in your area who have had some deadly disease here in the coal ash ponds. right across the street cancer? >> yes. >> right over there? >> right. cancer. >> three brain tumors. >> brain tumor. >> brain tumor. >> and then across over the street another brain tumor.
>> we have heard questions and concerns from residents near the plant who are hearing so much about coal ash, and we take seriously their concerns. we're not finding any evidence that coal ash has impacted ground water near our facilities that has not already been addressed. the company has been very protive. >> i don't call that hype. i call that very serious. there are a lot of people nearby who have had cancer and died. lots of brain tumors. >> duke energy along with the state department of environment sample the water. residents say they watch duke take samples in areas where it would not show high levels of toxicity. >> how are the test results so different from the river keepers and duke's water sampling. >> they say it's about the collection method. one things that we find sometimes these groups take very tur bid taylorsville. >> duke said that allows the
metals in coal ash to read at higher levels of toxicity, but river keeper said that his group's testing follow federal guidelines. >> we don't think it makes sense to go out against epa suggests and filter out the contaminants ma we're looking for. duke will do what is best for them. >> the state's governor worked for the company for 29 years. this year his budget cut funding for workers who inspect coal ash pons. >> part of what we want is for the management of duke to fully understand the dangers that their company's practices are foisting on people along the rivers. >> duke said it will have all 32 ash ponds in the state cleaned up in 2009. the cost of $2.8 billion.
for residents near the ponds daily life is still a struggle as many will not use the water supply and they worry about their future. >> robert ray reporting. colorado's neighbors filing a lawsuit against the state. why they want the supreme court to shut down colorado's legalized marijuana industry. and working with an unlikely ally to release hours of police body cam footage to the public. "the jeffersons" and "good times" talks race, comedy and american culture today... >> you're taking me to a place in this interview, i haven't been before... >> i told you this would be your best interview >> ...and it is... it's the current one... >> every monday, join us for exclusive... revealing... and surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time... talk to al jazeera, only on al jazeera america ♪
metlife is the third non-bank to get this label. colorado is getting sued over its marijuana laws. nebraska and oklahoma want colorado to stop selling marijuana legally. they say its crossing the border and putting a strain on their police officers. colorado vows to defend it's laws. let's bring in jamie floyd, the first thing that i felt when i saw the story was the fact that it seemed that two people were mad about what somebody else was doing, they didn't like it, so they were going to sue them. >> go get mama and papa. i love this story because it seems like it makes a lot of sense. your pot coming in to my state, keep it out or i'm going upstairs. and why not? but there is a big why not because often states have conflicting laws. that's the whole reason why they've gone to the supreme
court. this is filed in the u.s. supreme court. so it's nebraska, oklahoma saying colorado's law is effecting our law enforcement, their pot is coming across the border, and this--this is, by the way, let's be clear, not medical marijuana, this is recreational marijuana. >> right. >> this is one of those handful of states that have legalized pot for recreational use, and these attorney generals don't like it, they want the supreme court to pass on it, saying that the federal law is supreme over state law. invoking the supremacy clause saying this needs to be enforced. federal law inside to be enforced to keep this pot out of our state. >> we're talking about the civics class of federal law versus state law. >> that's right. >> what is the likelihood that this could be reversed. >> after i made it sound like they had a pretty good case, i don't think the supreme court is
going to hear it. i hate to predict what the supreme court is going to do, but i find myself doing it a lot on al jazeera america. i don't think they have standing. we can talk about it because you're a lawyer, too, they're not parties in realistic way. one state can't say to another state i don't like your law, change it. >> right. >> the voters in colorado have voted. they've voted in a handful of states not just in colorado, and by the way, 23 states have medical marijuana now, and nowhere has the supreme court said that it is unconstitutional. look, the bottom line voters in state can make laws for the citizens of those states. other states, if they don't like it they have to live with it neighbor to neighbor. i don't think the u.s. supreme court is going to find these two states--just think about it. other states, the other neighboring states to colorado to join in? and what about states that are
neighboring to washington, for example. it just creates a freefer all. >> maybe you're the neighboring to neighboring states and there is a large interstate running through both states. they didn't get them in this state but they come through our state. >> and what if you don't like the gun laws of your neighboring state or some criminal statute. it's just a little too messy. >> do you think we'll see more and more of these cases, as we see more and more states legalize marijuana, will we see more and more cases? >> that may be. i think what is going on is a bit of political grandstanding. even if they don't think that the case will go forward they're making a political point, aren't they. we may see more of these suits. >> thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> president obama's strong
al-megrahi's guilt >> the most definitive look at this shocking crime >> the major difficulty for the prosecution that there was no evidence >> al jazeera america presents lockerbie part one: the pan am bomber >> welcome back to al jazeera. i'm michael yves. the president vowing a response after the fbi definitively linked north korea to the hacking of a sony entertainment computer system. the fbi released a statement saying in part the destructive nub of this attack coupled with the coercive nature sets it apart. north korea's actions were intended to inflict significant harm on an u.s. business and
restricre resuppress the right of american citizens to express themselves. such acts of intim gas station fall outside of the bounds of acceptable behavior. now the goal of preparing students wit. >> helping students compare schools. now eventually they'll be rated on good, bad, or somewhere in the middle with most colleges falling in that middle range. the draft so far is an online comparison chart. you can put in the school you're interested in, where you live or what you would like to study and get a sense of how much school will cost or what you'll graduate with. here's what the rating system will measure, affordability, the ability to lower income graduation prospects and low repayment rate.
that last one, a good measure of whether students are making enough money at their first jobs to pay off loans in a sufficient manner. while this is just a first draft officials say they hope to have a more concrete version by the next school year. >> that was libby casey reporting. now back to the story relative to north korea's hacking of sony entertainment. we bring in jake ward live from san francisco. jake, yesterday you mentioned that this does not seem to fit into north korea's hacking history. yet today's information provide any clarity in that regard? >> you know, michael, it's very interesting to watch this game of cat and mouse that's going on here. this is a real cloak and dagger stuff. the fbi has volunteered in its announcements to the media a certain amount of new information saying that there
were some i.p. dress that they feel confident could be attributed to north korean hardware. patterns of malware and data erasing software attributed to north korea before. this is all extremely speculative. we're talking about a country whose cyber warfare capability it's we know very little about. up until a year ago i think we would say this is way outside of north korea's capabilities. certainly it's sort of command of internet and social media trends. all that have seems unusual. this still feels, although the fbi is really saying quite clearly they're confident, they feel confident or they're telling us that they feel confident about it, it's not clear yet to me exactly why they're so confident. >> intelligence agencies are taking this very seriously. help us to understand the broader danger here. why is this attack being treated as a national security threat
because the assumption would be that the government computer systems and servers would be more secure than a private business here in the u.s. >> well, certainly, michael, you're absolutely right. sony is widely acknowledged to be something of a joke when it came to security. just really, really lax security. it didn't take a genius to get in to their system here. we're now seeing a world where it's not just credit cards being stolen. it's not just social security numbers being compromised. a recent report summarizing sort of cyber security in germany coming out of that report. a factory in germany, an automated factory was physically damaged by an attack. it managed to make the robots there, the molten steel systems
there sort of do the wrong stuff. when the software controls the hardware you can do physical damage. physical damage was done. we're seeing not just virtual damage inconvenience, we're seeing damage done to people on the grounded. that really is part of why everyone is so concerned that someone was able to get as deep and iconic as sony. >> a new era in international relations. jacob ward joins us from san francisco. for more on this story let's bring in the former assistant of infrastructure with homeland security. we just heard that north korea was involved with the sony hack, and they based this on ip addresses that they attributed to north korea. is that the most accurate way to
determine the origins of a hack? >> well, i think it's the most direct way to determine those oogenies but i believe there are other attributes of that attack that they can assign to attribution. ip addresses is the simplest way, but there will be other factors tha and significantels that the fbi intelligence can determine attribution. >> how could north korea pull off such a sophisticated cyberattack? >> well, i think--i don't know the details of the intelligence findings, but we presume that it's been coming from north korea physically. they may have used a proxy. they could have conducted the attack elsewhere. i don't know all the details of what's been discovered through the forensics investigation.
i think we have to understand that. we might assign attribution to north korea. there might be other intelligence sources that lead us to that conclusion. the attack itself may have come from some place elsewhere internet access is widely available. there may be access to other means through the internet to allow them to conduct that attack through sony. even sow if it had come from north korea itself, the band width requirements to get access is not that sophisticated and presumably the north koreans do have access. >> during the news conference it was asked if north korea possibly got helped in this attack on sony. someone brought up china. the president said there was no link of china being involved in this. what is the likelihood that north korea outsourced this attack? >> i probably would turn it more as a possibility that they outsourced it. the level of sophistication
where they have the capability organically or the outsource of the attack itself. organically, the capability exists internally to be able to do these things. you know, north koreans as other states, spend a lot of time training people. we're jumping to conclusions about the level of sophistication of the actual attack perpetrated against sony. sony probably hadn't used the most up-to-date defenses, and most companies don't. we have to be a little careful in judging the levels of sophistication required to conduct an attack like this versus the outcome of such an attack. >> i wonder your thoughts on sony pulling the film "the interview." president obama said it was a
mistake. do you believe that it sets a bad precedence? >> i believe it does. i think--there are a lot of factors here, however, and i think its worthy of a bit of a conversation around the entire spectrum. sony has to look at their shareholder liability to their shareholders and i suspect they were looking at that first through that lens in terms of making a decision of actually pulling the film, and maybe even putting perceived liability in the theaters of showing 9 film. i think it is a bad precedent. extortions like this, and this is how to characterize this type of attack as an extortion because they were looking to coerce certain types of behavior. as a bad precedence. companies are extorted all the time throughout the united states. sometimes through cyber means. sometimes through much less
sophisticated types of means. the rule of the thumb, you do not give in to extortion demand because it just opens the door down the stream. >> robert, thank you for your insight today. >> thank you very much. >> in today's power politics. one of the most outspoken presidential candidates said this week has now been hit with charges of hypocrisy? really, a politician? hypocrisy, david? seriously. david shuster back with us. >> florida senator marco rubio has bun one of the loudest critics of the u.s. policy with cuba. the new one. he said that he'll do everything he can to block the an u.s. embassy and ambassador no communist havana. now they're noting rubio' own record. >> it seems odd that senator rubio would be reluctant and in
fact actively seeking to block the appointment of an ambassador to cuba when he earlier voted to confirm an ambassador to china. >> and rand paul, a potentia potential 2016 rival, paul said, senator rubio is acting like an isolationist. i reject in isolationism. it is a word often applied to the libertarian paul by members of his own party. lindsey graham said that he is now looking at a closer look at a presidential campaign. quote, i think i do have something to offer the country. i'm not there yet. stay tune. he has been a liter leader in defense, reform and he's known for his blunt style. >> our leadership that are produced, boehner and mcconnell better come up with
an agenda that is good for the country. if they don't, they'll be devolved in the rank and file. >> here is mccain after being asked in an interview about former governor jeb bush. >> he is a very excellent governor of florida, and i think he is an excellent individual. i think he would not surprise you to know that if lindsey graham decides to run, i'm all in for him. >> and business carly fi observation rina is close to throwing her hand in the ring. she ran and lost in the so 2010 race for the california senate race, but the republican has started to hire staff for presidential campaign. and friend say an announcement from her will come in january. from looking forward to looking back. one of the 2012 presidential
candidates michele bachmann is leaving congress. the lawmaker just gave an exit interview promoting the tea party. she said the tea party is mainstream because it stand for lower taxes, balancing the budget and following the law. >> any normal human being wants those three principles. >> that's right. on her way out michele bachmann has declared herself the arbitor of normal. this is the same michele bachmann who called for a congressional witch-hunt. >> i wish th americans would look at the congress and see who is pro america. >> it is bondage. it is personal bondage. >> and how about her 2012 presidential campaign. >> here is the other thing in the back man white house, you'll be able to buy any light bulb you want to buy in this country.
>> back man knows normal. farewell, congresswoman. farewell. and we also say good buy to the colbert report. [music] ♪ we'll meet again ♪ don't know where ♪ don't know when >> jon stewart and stephen colbert ened his show last night through some of his funniest. >> i enjoy cocaine because it gives me joy. >> well said. >> i enjoy the company of prostitutes for the following reasons. i injoy the company of prostitutes for the following
reasons. it oppresses women, it's illegal, and it gives you joy. >> yes, that is former congressman. this is one of the funniest things he has ever done. >> he does not take over the night show until the fall. letterman ends in may and he takes over in fall. there will be a vacuum there. i wonder who will fill in that vacuum. >> maybe we can work up something here only al jazeera america. just saying. >> worst plan. david shuster. thank you. >> making sure that public has access to the body cam data.
>> police departments across the country are adding body cameras to their every day equipment. this means that they're capturing thousands of hours of video that has to be stored, sorted and sometimes given out to the public. the seattle police department is tackling that challenge in an unique way asking for help from the high tech community.
we go to police headquarters in seattle where a hack-a-thon is underway. alan, on the surface it does not sound like something that would be beneficial to the general public? >> let's roll some video, and we'll show you some very active minds at work here. people from microsoft, from evidence.com, from something called nerd show.com. they've been invited by seattle police to try to help them figure out ways to handle the mastiff amounts of video that police cameras generate. and the high brass and the seattle police department say considering the kind of technology community we have in the pacific northwest asking for this kind of help from these kinds of minds just makes sense. >> the department is committed to transparency.
it's committed to partnership with all of our constituents. >> now this basically grew out of the request massive freedom of information request. where a basic programmer living in his parents house. his request was so huge they were not sure they could handle it, and they needed help in figuring out the future of retrieval of the video material. >> the department is about to have a lot more video on hand. it's body camera project began today. what more can you tell us about that project? >> right, well first of all they figure they have 365 tera bytes just from their dash cam over the year, video from parole cars. they're starting a pilot project where wearable cameras, chest
and eyeglass cameras. they'll be doing that over the next couple of months. no question they're going to affordable body cameras, but exactly what kind of camera they use and what kind of storage system they use is something that they're still deciding on. we'll have more on this on al jazeera america later on tonight. we'll meet that young man, the 24-year-old who got this whole crazy ball rolling. >> a kid in his mom's basement. we've heard that so many times. allen schauffler. thank you. >> in malaysia a political fight is brewing over food. the region is renown for its cuisine, and they want to limit who can work in the kitchens. >> food, it's something of an obsession among the ma lee shawn. it is common to ask one another have you eaten as opposed to how are you.
it's known that street food in pyongyan is the best. to this day he uses the same family recipe that has been thanked down through generations. he has trained his son to cook the same thing. >> here people take their food seriously. so serious that they want to ban foreigners from tookin cooking fare. they say it would only apply to those who work in roadside stalls the magic that makes this food so incredible.
>> as to what exactly that magic is, one food writer offers her opinion. >> it's so closely related to this strong sense of identity that the people here have. they feel very strongly about their food. there is a lot of passion and love that goes into the creation of all the dishes. >> but malaysia's food ambassador say that the ban is shortsighted. >> the state government adamant believing the ban will help preserve the brand and taste of tru food. >> dinner time.
>> the self declared country that exists outside of the international system and not being a member of the global community has taken its toll on residents who struggle to by. even though russia recognizes the breakaway state it comes with a price. >> these people take the bus every day with their teachers. it's a journey they have been making. today is a good day. no holdups as they cross the boundary line. the territory is controlled by moldova from the breakaway republic. the school shares its classrooms with the pupils, so they can learn in romanian.
>> it's good what you can learn in your mother tongue. it's better this way. >> teachers say that the school was shut down for refusing to teach in cyrillic. >> it is not our language, and it is not our history. >> the villages have problems of their own. they are losing the right to farm their own land. on the 14th of october farm herders came up and discovered that their access to farmland has been completely blocked by this mud bank. now the authorities have stationed a police car permanently here to stop anybody trying to cross. this woman has lost access to 90% of her farm.
>> i feel really bad because people have been left without work, without earnings, without anything to support their families with. >> land owners like vera want to sue the lan through land owners federation. they have grounds to sue, bu it has happened before, but the problems still remain outstanding. >> fifa said it will not change its mind on the location of the next two world cups. they decided to launch an internal probe that looks into the process of russia and guitar. but is it really a matter of transparency? lee wellings has more from london.
>> on first inspection this looks like a climb down of humiliation. but of course the reality is that it's nothing of the sort. they're coming out of a very difficult position as well as be expected. remember, they wanted closure. they want to move on, the problems over the 2018-2022 world cup processes just won't go away. why is fifa okay with this? now did it looks as if they're being transparent. but when the report is published more fully, when it's published more fully it won't be as damming as some people believe. the third thing is that michael garcia, hired by fifa, has proven to be a real thorn in their side. i don't think they want him there any more. with him having resigned they don't have to worry about him at the moment.
they have come out of this not badly at all, and now they're coming out of a really difficult situation actually looking like they're going to continue to be at the helm and find a way to carry on. >> reports were london. canada's national firearm association is under fire for online christmas ad. maria ines ferre is here with that story. >> reporter: canada's national firearm association posted this christmas ad on their facebook page. and i'll show it to you here. it's a reference to a christmas story where young boy wants a bb gun. this is supposed to be an ar 15, a very powerful assault rifle. the ads say don't shoot your eye out, kid. the tag line said no ho ho ho compromise. the nfa's slogan. this ad is getting a slew of comments on their facebook page with some nfa supporters not
happy about it. bo wilson saying i think you guys went in the wrong direction with this one. how does this help us? i would would unlike it if i could. and then there is this one: >> jonathan writing: now, some say that it's lighthearted. james calls it a littl little christmas spirit referencing a classic christmas movie. >> it would be different if they gave him an bb gun instead of an ar-15. >> very different. >> finally a step forward to help amputees. that man has "h" to have his
armed amputated 40 years ago. now he's operating his prosthetic arms using his mind. something that he has wanted to do for quite some time. technology, that's an awesome story for that young man. thank you very much. "inside story" is next. . >> the taliban said it's shocking attack on a school was retaliation. did the killing of 130 kids shock the country in a way that has pakistan taking off the gloves? it's "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. since the partition of th