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Anderson Cooper, cnn anchor: Good evening, everyone.
Tonight, the latest details at Dominic Strauss --Kahn sex case;
The former IMF president and possible French presidential candidate are out of prison tonight. -
We just found him in his new home. -
Until the trial, his new home, this high-
High-rise buildings, bail, millions of dollars in cash and $5 million in bonds.
That building.
Watch Live Photos of Lower Manhattan;
He is often referred to as DSK and is under house arrest under the armed guards he pays.
We didn\'t see him enter the building and the security company was responsible for watching him hover inside.
The media largely camped out in another place nearby, thinking it would be where he was going to live.
They camp until night.
But it was later discovered that DSK was somewhere else.
He wanted to live in his wife\'s apartment on the Upper East Side, but the apartment refused. -
As you can imagine, the apartment building refused and did not want the 24/7 media circus.
You will remember that DSK is facing charges of sexual offences and seven charges related to alleged attempts to rape a hotel maid.
Tonight, a law enforcement officer close to the case told us that the DSK allegedly called the front desk shortly after staying at the hotel to invite the receptionist to drink. She declined.
In a moment, we will talk to defense lawyer Mark gragos and former senior law enforcement officer Elliot Spitzer in New York.
But first, we know from the very beginning.
Susan Candiotti is here. (Start Video)
Susan Candiotti, CNN National Correspondent (voice-over)
: Just last Friday, the day before the alleged attack, Dominique Strauss-
Kahn stayed at Sofitel, a luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
According to sources from law enforcement, the head of the International Monetary Fund is looking for companies.
A few minutes after staying in suite 2806, he called the front desk and invited the female receptionist to have a drink with him. She declined. Fast-
Until around noon the next day.
A source told CNN that an email service person believed
Kahn\'s suite was empty and entered the room to retrieve the service items.
A few minutes later, a 32-year-
The old African maid noticed that the door was half open and entered the room for cleaning.
Then the waiter left.
According to the hotel regulations, the maid left the door open. Inside, 62-year-old Strauss-
Kahn was allegedly naked in his bedroom, chasing maids throughout the suite.
When she tried to escape, he closed the door and sexually assaulted her.
Assistant New York State Attorney John McConnell :--
Rape her forcibly.
When he did not succeed, he forced her to perform oral sex on him.
CANDIOTTI: just 25 minutes later, 12: 28. m.
Police officer Strauss
Kahn check out from Sofitel.
Prosecutors say he is on his way to the airport.
Defense claims Strauss
Before heading to Kennedy Airport, Kahn was rushing to have lunch with his daughter, ready to take the flight previously booked.
They presented the ticket booking record as evidence in court.
William Taylor, lawyer for Dominic Strauss
Kahn: he plans to leave Kennedy Airport on a flight to Paris that day.
I have--
Air France documents show that tickets were purchased on May 11.
CANDIOTTI: Shortly after the alleged attack, the maid reported the incident to the hotel staff.
Around 1: 30. m.
The police got a call.
No one knows Strauss.
Kahn\'s whereabouts, until he called the hotel from the airport and asked about his lost cell phone, the defense said the move proved he was innocent and did not flee the country.
But according to law enforcement, when the police boarded Air France\'s flight, they would-
Strauss-Kahn was detained and things stand out.
The suspect never asked him why he was arrested.
A well-dressed Strauss on Monday morning
Mr. Kahn appeared in court and was charged with a series of crimes that could put him in jail for 25 years.
Strauss refused bail
Kahn was sent to Rick\'s house.
Meanwhile, investigators are asking witnesses and looking for evidence at the crime scene.
According to ABC News, they cut off a small piece on the floor of the room, and it is said that the victim had an altercation after being forced to perform oral sex on Strauss. Kahn.
On Wednesday, under tremendous pressure, Strauss
Kahn resigned as president of the International Monetary Fund.
In a short letter to the board, he declared himself innocent and said--quote --
\"For all, I want to say that I am as determined as I can to deny all the charges against me.
\"In court on Thursday, with the support of his wife and daughter, a clean --cut Strauss-
Kahn gained some freedom.
Unidentified male: I have decided to grant bail under the following conditions.
CANDIOTTI: in addition to $1 million in cash and $5 million in bonds, Strauss-
Kahn was ordered to hand over all travel documents with ankle bracelets and 24-
Living in an upscale apartment building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, there is an hour of armed guards.
Today, just a few hours ago, Strauss.
Kahn was released from Riker\'s apartment, which was canceled due to the transaction, which led to a fight for defense personnel.
But later this afternoon, Strauss
Kahn left Riker\'s home until his next appearance on June 6.
CNN, Susan Candiotti, New York. (END VIDEOTAPE)
COOPER: Well, Elliot Spitzer, the former governor and attorney general of New York, is currently hosting the arena at 8: 00 eastern CNN.
Mark Geragos is a well-known defense lawyer.
I talked to two people before. (Start Video)
Cooper: Mark, we have now learned the new details and the maid has complied with the agreement.
When she walked into the room, the door was open and her trolley was on the door.
There was a room service attendant at the door when she came in, and she witnessed her coming in, apparently Strauss-
Kahn made some kind of transfer to the receptionist at check-in, inviting her to the room.
Any of these developments-
Of course, they don\'t speak well to Strauss.
Kahn or they\'re against him.
Lawyer mark geragos: First of all, you have to bring a grain of salt with you whenever these things are dripping out, because it\'s usually a prosecution team, so it\'s not necessarily a prosecutor, it\'s a police officer who does the leak.
Many times this is done specifically to create bad facts that may not actually sound so bad.
Start to dissect or parse this.
If there is a room attendant there, if something or a trolley is blocking the door then you have to say to yourself, OK, so, what the hell is going on ---
What did this guy do?
He left and he threw the car into the hallway and he closed the door and grabbed her and then--and I don\'t --
I know it\'s a family show and a family party. -
But he forced her to give oral sex and she couldn\'t stop herself from doing it?
I mean, these things don\'t make much sense to me.
Do these make sense to you?
Elliot SPITZER, cnn host: Well, look, I have only one degree with Mark.
It\'s hard to understand the fact pattern before you get the full picture.
One thing we know is that the 23 members of the grand jury listened to her testimony and heard any other evidence that the prosecution had put forward before ---
It\'s probably some kind of forensic evidence. if there\'s a video, it\'s probably the current video.
The accused entered the hotel in the hallway and the grand jury said we sued him.
Therefore, it is clear that any inconsistency that one may see is not enough to worry them about the credibility of the witness.
So I think this is a very powerful indictment.
We have to wait and see what the forensic evidence is.
Presumably, the defense now would be a defense of consent, not an alibi, which would be difficult --fought over.
Cooper: Mark, I mean, the prosecution said, look, you know those iron-blood detectives who have been questioning this woman in the police force for a long time, sometimes under severe interrogation, they believed her story was the same.
They pointed out that she immediately reported the matter to the hotel\'s supervisor.
Look, Detective Iron Blood--
I haven\'t met a detective yet. once he was invested in this case, he thought it was not the greatest case in the world.
They don\'t just stand up and say, aha, I\'m going to dismiss it.
As far as the grand jury is concerned, on the one hand, Anderson, how many grand juries you can count on regularly refusing to sue.
It just didn\'t happen.
Anything that the prosecution has raised there, the grand jury is nothing more than a rubber stamp.
This is not --
I tend to agree with Mr.
The lawyer is Bravman.
When Ben said it was a case that could be defended, on the face of it, I felt it was defensible.
I\'m not sure--
I agree with Elliot. -
Until you see all the facts. -
What we get, I don\'t believe it for a second, it\'s all true. -
We just don\'t know until we see this.
We\'re guessing.
This is probably a City legend.
A lot of these things are released by people with an agenda.
You can\'t put a lot of stock in it.
Spitzer: Well, let me disagree with some of the little things Mark said.
First of all, I think detectives, Mark. -
You will admit that. -
Especially the detectives in this unit are very hesitant to continue the case they don\'t believe they can actually prove, especially a high
Brief the defendants, especially those who know that the credibility of the victim, the complainant (whom they call her) will be the result --determinative.
They\'re going to bake her.
Will they see that this is someone who has brought 20 such allegations in the past?
I agree, but Elliot--
Elliot, don\'t you think it might be possible for us to \"do it quickly\" a little bit because they think he\'s leaving the country?
As I said before, everyone will think of two words, Roman Polanski, so they think, well, we have to go.
We have to do something here.
Otherwise, we will never be able to get him back if we lose him.
Spitzer: I think that\'s a fair assumption.
On the other hand, I think it is also almost necessary for them to sue the case before they have some forensic evidence.
Forensic evidence--
There is no doubt that you can explain it in many different ways-
Either agree or disagree.
I think this will be--
Scientific evidence will be decisive here, because, otherwise, you will get what he said/said.
But forensic evidence. -
We won\'t be too exaggerated now. -
But for example, assuming there is his skin under her nails, it means fighting.
Cooper: But Mark, if the defense is going to debate the sex that the parties agree to, then forensic evidence doesn\'t seem to matter, does it?
Anderson, you wrote down the next comment in my head. The --
If forensic evidence suggests that they had sex, would that be the case? -
Does the parties agree? That --
This is not necessarily decisive either, because as far as OK is concerned, these other types of surrounding facts, she said she put a car at the door.
She said there was a waiter there.
How long does it take between another waiter being there and her calling?
How much time has passed from her call or someone else at the hotel to now?
There will be quite a few questions here.
I think that if the forensic evidence determines or the defense determines that they will admit to having sex, then the forensic evidence will not become so critical.
Spitzer: You see, most of what you\'re talking about is theoretically correct, but here\'s another saying.
If you have evidence of bruises, if you have his blood sample under her nails, suggest that she is scraping him and pushing him back, if you are not-
They wouldn\'t be there if they agreed, and all sorts of things could be there.
We\'re guessing right now, but that\'s why we need to wait and see what\'s going to happen, but all sorts of forensic evidence can be highly instructive and thus confirm the story of a victim, he is very credible in other respects.
Cooper: Mark, I \'ve heard you say, though you can even question her talking to the supervisor so soon.
GERAGOS: Sure.
If you have a situation where if this is agreed by both parties and then she decides it\'s an adjustment or a setting and if she goes in and says OK I\'m going to target this guy ---
Whether you believe it or not, this will happen. -
Then, in my opinion, a quick response and a story that responds to the script is problematic for the prosecution. That --
If she comes out and tells the story, it\'s almost the script.
Ready, three or four times, which is usually inconsistent with the shocked person who has just experienced this traumatic experience.
Cooper: Are you surprised by Elliott\'s bail?
No, I don\'t, because there\'s no bail. -
It should not really be related to the severity of the crime.
One question should be answered: Will this defendant come back?
The conditions for bail are not only money and bonds, but also 24-
The hour guard and the fact that he was wearing an ankle bracelet.
Let\'s face it.
This is a person who can\'t go anywhere without being seen and recognized.
His passport has already been handed in.
He will be there at the trial.
So I think bail is almost inevitable.
The only time you \'ve been remand before trial is in the outrageous murder of a person who has absolutely no connection to the community.
We will leave it there.
Thank you, Mark Geragos.
Thanks to Eliot Spitzer.
Spitzer: Thank you. (END VIDEOTAPE)
Okay, let\'s know what you think.
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Next: The murder in Syria continues, and dozens of people have died today.
We have just received a shocking new video, even by the disgusting standards of the Syrian regime.
We will show you more videos.
People risk their lives in an attempt to save the lives of others injured.
We will talk to the brave woman who witnessed the massacre.
She\'s on the run tonight, her life is in danger, but she\'s still brave enough to say what she thinks.
Later, a report completely changed the way I used my phone.
Like most people, I \'ve been using it for years, you know, I\'ll stick it on my ear when I talk.
If you do, you need to listen.
Sanjay Gupta reports tonight.
He has been writing this report for a year and has raised serious questions about existing research.
You will hear the main concerns of other doctors about cell phone radiation. (
Start Video Editing)
Unidentified male: I think we have an obligation to inform the public that we cannot say with certainty that it is safe to use a mobile phone. (END VIDEO CLIP)(
Business break)
Cooper: Despite the most blatant murder by the Syrian regime, the protests continue today.
Human rights activists reported that at least 34 people were killed in Syria today.
After a weekly Friday prayer, protesters took to the streets across the country and Syrian security forces opened fire on them.
In this show we have witnessed the bravery of Syrians who have given their lives and called for change.
It\'s easy for all the pictures to look the same.
It\'s easy to turn away and get frustrated because nothing has changed.
But we believe that we should witness their struggle, even their death, for those who die on the streets.
We want to show you the video that happened to someone today.
We hope that you will see the efforts of others who have bravely saved him with a shot.
I would like to remind you that this video is very vivid but we show it to you because we think it is important for the world to witness the violence that innocent people have suffered and to witness heroism in the face of repression. (
Start Video Editing)(
Syrian crackdown on protesters)(END VIDEO CLIP)
Cooper: CNN can\'t verify the details of the video on its own, and we don\'t know if this person has died.
Despite President Bashar al-
Assad\'s army and protesters refused to give in.
Yesterday, President Obama praised the Syrian people for calling for a democratic transition and sent a message to Syrian leaders. (
Start Video Editing)
US President Barack Obama: President Assad has a choice now.
He can lead the shift, and he can get out of the way.
The Syrian government must stop shooting at demonstrators to allow peaceful protests.
They must release political prisoners and stop unfair arrests. (END VIDEO CLIP)
Cooper: Earlier today, I spoke on the phone with Syrian human rights activist and lawyer Razan zayouni, whose husband has been arrested by the Syrian security forces.
She\'s on the run tonight, hiding in a secret place.
Remember, when you listen to her, she\'s just talking to us and risking her life. (Start Video)
Cooper: Razan, there are more violence happening around Syria today.
Do you know how many people have been killed?
Human rights activist razan zaytouni: Today, we have confirmed 34 names and more people have been killed across the country.
But about what happened in Idlib in the last few hours-
About 50 people were killed, witnesses said, but we haven\'t got any confirmation yet.
Cooper: It\'s because it\'s Friday. is it after prayer?
People came together, they started to protest, and then the security forces cracked down? Why --
Why are so many people dead today?
ZAYTOUNI: Today, the security services used artillery fire in all areas where protests were witnessed.
Usually, they use--
They use shooting in some areas;
They used beatings and arrests in other areas.
Today, they opened fire everywhere when the protests took place.
That\'s why the people who were killed came from different cities.
They\'re from Homs.
They come from Idlib, from (INAUDIBLE)
Latakia, de la, on the outskirts of Damascus, across the country.
Cooper: In the video we see, it looks like military personnel or police in uniform are just shooting, and at some point, even shooting people who are shooting the video.
Is there an order?
I mean, is there any-
What\'s the reason--for --
Who are they shooting for, or do they just want to shoot to anyone they can get?
ZAYTOUNI: I think it\'s just an order to end the protest in any way.
It is based on ---to how --
How big is the protest.
Cooper: Yesterday, President Obama called on the Assad regime to stop shooting demonstrators, stop unfair arrests and allow peaceful protests, but he did not say that Assad has lost all legitimacy and should-and should --
Should step down.
Are you disappointed in what he said?
ZAYTOUNI: Actually, on the one hand, it has a good impact on people.
People believe that the world and this great country of the United States have feelings for them and continue what is happening on the ground in Syria, that these demonstrations are peaceful and that it calls for freedom, do not believe any lies or claims of the regime.
Cooper: I\'m watching a video. -
A shot-dead protester, who was sitting behind a motorcycle, looked very bad and was being driven away.
What happens when someone is shot because there--there\'s --
Is there any fear going to the hospital?
ZAYTOUNI: this has always been a problem because every time they take someone who was shot or injured to the hospital they are kidnapped by security guards.
Today, the man who was killed in Deraa on the outskirts of Damascus, air force security guards tried to kidnap him from a hospital.
But Daraa\'s men surrounded the hospital and prevented security guards from taking him away.
So it\'s been happening all the time.
Razan zayoni, you\'re hiding.
Please be safe. Thank you. (END VIDEOTAPE)
Cooper: next: I really think of the 360 survey you want to see, especially if, like me, when you talk, or if you put your phone in your pocket, you will put it on your ear.
Studies have shown that they are safe, but we have found some serious questions about the study.
You\'ll hear a brain expert say people should be more concerned.
We will talk to Sanjay Gupta, MD 360.
The report completely changed the way I used my phone.
I really think you should have a look.
Later, it was incredible. -
Look at this in the flood: an island of a family.
To save their homes, they built their own dams.
We\'re going to show you around. (
Business break)
Cooper: \"keep them honest tonight,\" and the new questions about cell phones and cancer, including this, are chilling.
If they are so safe, why does the manufacturer suggest putting them more than half an inch from your head while you\'re talking ---while you talk? Who does that?
I have never done this before.
If they are so safe, why do the top neurologists who deal with brain tumors every day say so? (
Start Video Editing)DR.
Cedar Keith Black
Sinai Medical Center: if they know there\'s a 2-1/2-
The number of their children suffering from brain cancer at the age of 40 or 50 has doubled, which will allow their children to use their mobile phones. (END VIDEO CLIP)
Cooper: The problem is that they didn\'t even do a test for the kids with their phones.
Note that he says \"if\" the mother knows.
In fact, a lot of research has shown that it is safe to use mobile phones.
But going back to \"if\", what if the research is incomplete, because many cancers take a long time to develop and the phone doesn\'t show up that long?
Recently, a study released by the National Institutes of Health showed that using mobile phones can change the chemicals in the brain.
What if it\'s more than that?
We warn you now: there is no answer yet.
But as Sanjay Gupta, 360 MD, discovered, there are serious people asking about life --and-Death problem(Start Video)DR.
Sanjay Gupta, CNN\'s chief medical correspondent (voice-over)
: If you ever put your phone on your ear, you should listen to the neurosurgeon
Keith Black has to say.
Black: There\'s no way to say it\'s safe to use a mobile phone.
I think the public has the right to know that there may be potential risks.
The public generally believes that if a person sells something in the market, we have ensured that the device is safe.
Gupta: make it clear.
Blake\'s message is inconsistent with the headlines of the largest international mobile phone and cancer research.
They concluded that there was little or no evidence that cell phones were associated with brain tumors.
But if you go deep into the appendix of the same study, you will see something disturbing.
The results show that in this study, participants who used their mobile phones for 10 years or more doubled the incidence of their brain neuroma (a tumor.
Keep in mind: it\'s only about 15 years to use a mobile phone in the United States.
As early as 1996, there were 34 million mobile phone users;
According to industry data, nearly 0. 3 billion people are using it today.
Black: It takes decades for environmental factors to see their effects, not years.
Gupta: So, if it might take decades to get a clearer answer, what do we think about cell phone security now?
Scientists in San Jose, California are trying to answer the question. (on camera)
So one of the first things we have to do is put our brains in our brains.
Man: That\'s right.
Very light now. GUPTA (voice-over)
: The FCC requires all mobile phones to signal below 1.
Radiation 6 watts per kilogram.
Let\'s put some brains in.
Gupta: To test this, scientists here try to simulate the human brain with salt, sugar and water. (on camera)
Let me show you how they did this test.
This is a model.
This should be the skull of an adult male.
This is my phone. we have connected it there.
It is connected together from an angle most people will use.
In this, it is very important that there is a bubble-like liquid in it, which is what represents the liquid brain.
This will happen when the phone is on the phone.
After a while, the device will come here and begin to measure the radiation at various points in the brain.
After that, they will put all these numbers, basically on the computer screen, telling us where the hot spots are and how high the level is. (voice-over)
: My phone is measured within the FCC range.
But the technical content of the whole process is surprisingly low.
What about skulls or children of different sizes?
Black: in children, their skulls are thinner and their scalp is thinner, so microwave radiation can go deep into the brain of children and young people.
Their cells split at a faster rate, so the effect of microwave radiation may be much larger.
But there is no research on the safety of children and mobile phones. (on camera)
One more thing may surprise you.
Actually, handset makers themselves suggest not to put the phone next to your head, or anywhere in your body.
Take a look at it with the iPhone 4, for example.
The security note states in particular, \"when using an iPhone for voice calls near your body, keep it at least 15 or 5-
A few inches away from your body
\"What if you\'re a BlackBerry user?
They also have safety guidelines.
In this case, they say keep 0.
9 inch or 25mm of the body from your head or pocket. (voice-over): Dr.
Keith Black has been talking about this for longer than many people.
But the sound of joining him is getting louder and more prominent.
San Francisco is pushing for radiation warning labels on mobile phones.
The head of a well-known cancer Institute sent a memo to all employees urging them to limit the use of mobile phones because there may be a risk of cancer.
The European Environmental Agency has pushed for more research, saying that mobile phones may pose a huge risk to public health as much as smoking, asbestos and lead gasoline. (on camera)
: The Federal Communications Commission, the FCC, they set guidelines for how much radiation a cell phone can launch, and they say the phone is safe.
But how can they be so sure?
\"Keep them honest\" we decided to come here to find answers for ourselves but they refused
Video interview(voice-over)
: The type of radiation emitted by your mobile phone is called non-radiationionizing.
It\'s not like an X-
But it\'s more like a very low.
Power microwave.
Black: In the simplest terms, the effect of microwave radiation is very similar to what happens when you put your food in the microwave.
It\'s actually cooking the brain.
Gupta: But according to what they have said in the past, the FCC does not believe there is a real risk and that there is a risk in them, \"it is not recognized that consumers need to take any precautions to reduce exposure. \" (END VIDEOTAPE)
Cooper: Sanjay, I have to say, it\'s really fascinating and scary. They\'re just --
These phones don\'t seem to take long enough to really get an accurate picture of whether they\'re safe or not.
This is the problem.
You know, no research has yet finally shown that they are dangerous, but no research has shown that they are ultimately safe.
Anderson, the question is how much we use these things everywhere.
Even some early studies, in six months, the time spent frequently using a mobile phone was defined as a few hours a week.
Who will use the phone like this?
Most people plant it for many hours of the day and for many years to come.
Cooper: You know, in the fine print of the owner\'s manual, it says you should have it ---I don\'t know --five-
A few inches away from your head, who made it?
I mean, I\'m always nervous.
My ears are warm.
I put it on my head.
GUPTA: Yes.
I don\'t think most people will look at the small words there.
But what I think is even more impressive is that, as you have heard from the FCC, the manufacturer himself said, \"Look, there is no need to take any precautions,\" Anderson said, \"Look, five
A few inches away from your ears.
\"I mean, it\'s not practical, but in general, it\'s far from your body.
Even in your front pocket, you know, next to your bone marrow, next to your reproductive organs.
Cooper: Shouldn\'t you even put it in your pocket?
Gupta: Well, they said you should keep five.
A few inches away from your bodySo it\'s --
You know, I mean, if you have it in your pocket, it might be on your skin. So it\'s --
You should--
You should put it in these holsters that are rarely used, or in a separate bag to carry with you.
Yes, I look like a geek enough.
I don\'t need a holster.
But I mean, I have to say that after seeing this report I will get a headset and try to use it.
GUPTA: Yes.
Well, I was going to ask if you actually used one.
Cooper: Is that right?
You know, I used mine. -
You know, I used mine all the time when we were traveling abroad.
I don\'t know if you saw me putting this in my ears.
I\'ll actually take you one to your office and one to your office safely, so you\'ll have one as well.
Look, Anderson, this is one of them, you know.
I don\'t want to sound like conspiracy theorists or even behave like histrionic in this regard, but using headphones is a very easy thing to do.
Likewise, handset makers themselves recommend keeping the phone away from your ears.
Wired headphones are a great way.
So I \'ve been using it for years.
Who knows, 20 years from now, we will know about it.
COOPER: Right.
But, you know, it\'s very protective if there\'s a problem with the result.
Cooper: at least from what I thought in the past, when I thought about it ---
Actually, I was talking about it in the office today, and when we were talking about your work, I kind of thought, well, you see.
Everyone uses a mobile phone. They --
They must be tested and safe.
But obviously they haven\'t been here long enough.
Just because everyone is using them doesn\'t mean everyone-
You know, there won\'t be any terrible news about these things in the future.
Gupta: we have found something in the next few years;
Lead Gasoline, asbestos, and even cigarettes.
Some of these data will take time to come back.
You also see how low the technical content of safety testing is.
I mean, I was surprised.
I think it will be more complicated. It\'s not.
Anderson, let me tell you that my phone is here right now.
You know, the number you see on the work, 1.
You know, the sort of absorption rate.
COOPER: Right.
Gupta: If you are on the phone, the signal is not good, if you are having a hard time hearing someone\'s voice, it means that your phone will send out more radiation at the time and give you a better signal
This number is not constant.
If your signal is not good, if you are overseas and it is difficult to hear someone\'s voice, then you will actually get more radiation.
So these numbers really float up and down.
Cooper: What are the potential problems with microwave radiation?
This is a good question.
Therefore, the ionization radiation is one end of the spectrum. That\'s x-rays.
Everyone agrees that this may be a problem. Non-
Ionization is more like a low.
Power microwave.
You know what the microwave oven can do at high power;
It can make food.
The question is, at low power for a long time, will this, like a small microwave next to your head, cause the tissue to heat up and possibly cause this damage?
Now, for the first time this year, we know from a study by the National Institutes of Health that cell phones have an impact on the brain.
It changes the way the brain metabolizes around the phone.
So there\'s an impact.
But the bigger question is, what will this heating and increased metabolism do in the long run?
Will it cause cancer?
This is what many people are trying to figure out.
Cooper: Actually, my phone had a rash at some point, just like it\'s hot.
According to what you said in the report, I\'m going to change it completely now.
You told me about this doctor during the break.
Blake was treated to lawyer Johnny Cochrane.
GUPTA: Yes.
Cooper: He told you why he thought Johnny Cochrane had a brain tumor?
Gupta: Well, I \'ve been investigating for a while.
This is a conversation with the doctor.
Black years ago. I asked Dr.
Black Johnny Cochrane.
I said, \"Do you know why he had a brain tumor?
He answered with little hesitation.
He said, \"This is the use of his mobile phone.
I said--
I even said, \"doctor.
Black, come on, there\'s a lot of research that says it\'s impossible;
No link.
\"I am sure of that,\" he said . \"
I mean, science is not catching up at all.
\"Now, the person who uses the phone a lot, you will see it;
People who were richer at the time, because they had mobile phones.
People who have jobs ask them to use their mobile phones often.
He began to see a rise in brain tumors in a particular population.
Like you, Anderson, it\'s scary to think about it.
But that\'s what he started seeing.
He is a very busy brain tumor surgeon.
COOPER: Wow.
There is no doubt that from now on I will change my behavior on this issue. Dr.
Thank you, Sanjay Gupta.
Thanks, Sanjay.
Thank you, Anderson. Any time.
Cooper: You can see the rest of the Sanjay survey at 7: 30 this weekend at \"Sanjay Gupta MD. m. Eastern Time.
Tonight, a family in Mississippi is determined to save their home from the destructive waters of the river.
You\'re going to see them.
Everything they do to save their homes is amazing.
There are others who claim that you may have heard that tomorrow is the day of trial.
Remember, you were warned.
Ignore your own dangers and join me in the \"absurd\" tonight \". (
Business break)
COOPER: Well, we \'ve been covering the whole week, really, with respect to the devastating floods in the south, the worst in the region in decades, affecting countless people in nine states.
So many houses have been destroyed, but some have been saved with extraordinary efforts.
Take a look at this photo of the house in Azu County, Mississippi.
After a family went out of their way to protect their home and farm, it is now an island surrounded by a dam.
Martin Savage reports. (Start Video)
CNN reporter Martin Savageon camera)
This Big Island is built. -
Well, about 2,200 feet acres, a little soft --
Probably square.
Its height ranges from 8 feet to 11 feet.
Basically, this is the flood from the Azu and Mississippi, the flood from the Gulf.
Do people think you\'re crazy when you do this?
Land owner irma hart: Well, no one actually told me, but from the look of their eyes, yes, some of them think I\'m crazy.
Look at this.
This gives you a good idea of how you feel inside the big bank.
You can see it running on it all the time.
But you will never know standing here, just outside these walls, there is a massive flood.
You have electricity.
Nancy Hart, Hart\'s wife: Yes.
What is this--I\'m amazed.
You broke the electricity with the mainland, but you still have the electricity? N. HART: Yes.
My husband always says we have too much furniture here.
Savage: no more. N.
Hart: But again, we took everything out of the bottom cabinet and lifted it up, all the furniture and everything else in the storage room.
So all we have to do now is show you next door to their son\'s house.
Usually only a few hundred yards walk.
It\'s not normal now.
We go by boat.
We\'re in the cotton field in Hartz.
Well, what is the cotton field of harts?
You can see about thousand acres planted here.
But as you can see, what the eyes can see is nothing but water.
From the water on this side, you can see that this is the embankment.
See what they did here.
Sometimes the wind blows so big in the cotton fields, you actually--
You can get a white hat.
This is the home of their son Todd.
As you can see, his dam is steeper and higher, which means it is deeper here.
But this is the amazing house you see from above, the lonely house standing in front of the flood.
Todd hart, son of IRMA hart: this is our pump for pumping water.
This is the low point within the big embankment.
It came down from this drainage system and it passed through from here.
Savage: if it leaks, the water here will drop to this low. -T.
Hart: That\'s right.
You use a water pump;
It\'s back, and you spit it out again. T.
Hart: That\'s right.
Savage: As their farmland is flooded, there is really nothing that the Hart family can do before the flood has subsided, and experts say that this may not happen at least until June.
At the same time, the family said they had always wanted to own some property by the lake.
In fact, they found the sound of the waves beating cotton very calm.
I\'m Martin Savage in Azu County, Mississippi. (END VIDEOTAPE)
Cooper: Next, amazing new information about violence against women in Congo.
Next, we will talk to author Jason sden about the measures to stop it. (
Business break)
Cooper: A new study estimates that nearly 2 million women have been raped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. -
Imagine 2 million women.
The authors of the study believe that the problem may be more serious than they have recorded.
UN officials say Congo is the center of rape and a weapon of war.
Jason sden has lived and worked in China and Africa for ten years.
His book \"Dancing in the Glory of Monsters\" is the story of a war that is cruel and complex.
This is a great book that I have read.
I talked to Jason before. (Start Video)
Cooper: You know, people would say that this is the deadliest conflict since World War II, but very few people actually know what\'s going on.
Why do you think this is?
Why did Congo really fall off the map or have never been put on it?
Dancing in the glory of the monster: On the one hand, this is a conflict that is sure to happen ---
You can wear the same clothes. -
In terms of scope, the genocide in Cambodia or Rwanda, even the Jewish Holocaust, killed 5 million people in terms of the number of deaths.
On the other hand, it was a very different war.
It was a different war;
It is very difficult to identify heroes or villains.
There was no such thing as Adolph Hitler, no polport, and no freedom fighter against the dictator.
It is because of this complexity that it is because there are 40 different armed groups that are engaged in war in this territory, and for many different reasons people seem to be less concerned.
The government of Rwanda did have good reasons for the invasion in 1996.
It is hunting down people who committed 1994 genocide crimes.
But when these same forces began to slaughter, the United States gave them a blank check.
Cooper: What exactly is Congo that fascinates you so much?
I like Congo.
I mean, it\'s a beautiful place.
You know, when the rule of law breaks down in a country, a lot of terrible things happen.
Many terrible things have happened in Congo.
But I also think that personal persistence and determination can shine in ways that are not available elsewhere.
Cooper: as you wrote in the book, it\'s not just that there was a war in Congo.
There is war in the war.
Sden: in this book, I really try to get a deeper understanding of this complexity and understand the different motivations.
You will find moral responsibility and complexity at different levels-
On the one hand, I am trying to describe complexity.
On the other hand, I try to make a story simple enough so that people, generally interested readers, can understand and care about conflicts.
Cooper: rape has been used as a weapon for years in this war.
Why do you think this is?
STEARNS: up to more than 400,000 womena-
Was raped.
Cooper: 400,000 a year. That\'s great.
I never heard of this number.
This is a huge scale.
It\'s terrible.
I think there are various reasons when you start trying to understand why this happens.
In some cases it is used as a direct weapon of war in which armed groups enter an area where they try to intimidate the population and provide them with resources, or punish the people who work with their opponents.
In other cases, we believe this is due to the inclusion of young combatants in their groups by armed groups.
So when a new fighter joins the group, they ask him to do a particularly condemned or bad act in front of others, such as rape.
Therefore, this may be the explanation why so many rapes are gang rape that is publicly implemented in front of family members.
Cooper: Wealth of Congo-
I mean, it\'s not a poor country, it\'s a very rich country in terms of natural resources.
For example, the uranium from the Hiroshima atomic bomb came from Congo.
Even today, you have tin, ta and tungsten from Congo in many of our electronic products in the United States.
So there\'s a lot of wealth here.
Cooper: something like tin and colcol, everyone is doing something with them, if you\'re using a phone, or you\'re using an Electronics, because it\'s used to keep the electronics cool, that\'s how I understand it.
Siden: tin is an important--
Tin and ta are an important part of the world\'s electronic products, especially in the United States.
In fact, it is interesting to note that the sexual violence and conflict minerals you just described are issues that make the Congo a national concern now in the United States.
Cooper: This is an extraordinary book, dancing in the Glory of Monsters, no one knows Congo better than you.
I really appreciate it.
I have been reading this book.
It\'s really special.
Thank you so much for being with us.
Sden: Thank you very much. (END VIDEOTAPE)
Tonight is still the main character of CNN,
A mom helped create dozens of families by making them affordable to adopt.
The story in front of her(
Business break)
Cooper: This week\'s CNN Hero is the mother of two children, which is a hard job in itself.
But in her spare time, she also helped create 43 families.
This is how and why. (
Start Video Editing)
Community Crusader Becky Fawcett: I don\'t care how you became a mother.
It\'s a miracle.
One of the voices that made another laugh was the biggest noise ever.
I waited for this noise for a long time.
Jack and Brooke were both adopted.
We spent over $100,000 to adopt our two children
Tax paid in full, paid in advance.
Depending on the situation, the cost of adoption in this country may be between $30,000 and $50,000. You ready?
There are lots of loving houses out there, and the only obstacle is the cost of adoption.
My name is Becky Fawcett.
I set up an organization to help people complete adoption costs by issuing financial grants.
I mean, it\'s always the same.
As a little girl, I dream of becoming a mother.
It\'s hard for our applicants.
Working, educated Americans.
You know, Amy is a beacon in my life.
She\'s everything to me.
These expenses cannot be overcome and terrible.
This is my helpusadopt.
Org took a lot of weight off my shoulder.
We have helped build 43 families since 2007.
We are helping people to bring their children home.
We are helping families of all types.
We believe in the family and the times.
We love a child.
Where is Brooke?
My adoption trip, this is the best thing that happened to me.
Are you my muffin?
Those seeking adoption have a happy moment at the end of your story.
It took us a long time to get there, but the wait was worth it. (END VIDEO CLIP)
Cooper: amazing woman.
Imagine that Becky\'s organization has received more than $300,000 in grants since 2007 and has helped build 43 families.
That\'s it for 360.
Thanks for watching.
\"Pierce Morgan\" starts tonight.
See you on Monday.
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