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in that dream job young americans no longer hesitate to put their health at stake is the first day of term on the columbia campus one of the most prestigious universities in the world more than eighty nobel prize winners have either studied . just as in many other ivy league american schools some students take drugs to boost their academic results. they can study through the night without showing any signs of tiredness due to my friend so you. bring you to libya and there are. two. in the united states these study drugs have become a public health issue more than a third of american students take them regularly. go to colombia thanks to an exam she took under the influence of unfair. to avoid a disciplinary action she will hide her identity i didn't have any expectations of getting in the essay i wrote was it hot a biography five pages i ended up taking
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a ph d. in medicine it just it puts you. in a mental space where you can focus entirely why not take a pill if everyone else is doing it to give you that competitive advantage. helping hand that she got hold of very easily. a friend of mine prescription for concern and he gave it to us for free probably down like a dozen times or so. and you will see how these pills are almost sold us over the counter drugs on campus. we walk through the streets around new york university with a hidden camera. after twenty minutes of searching we come across this student we'll call him joe. seriously. you know it. just doesn't seem to be shocked. we ask him if he consulted sounds like. friends.
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like. people like. you the student got to three scription from a fairly unobservant doctor. sunni militants using. so josh deals the twenty five milligrams that he doesn't use and sell. after a few minutes of negotiation he lets us buy one of his pills ten dollars for thirty milligrams of amphetamines you can't do it so they do you. know that. ten percent of students who take drugs become addicted. a lunch is very familiar with this phenomenon a journalist at the new york times he was one of the first people to raise the
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alarm. but i have to succeed i have to get an a i have to get into the best law school i have to be in the cream of the problem if average is no longer acceptable we're all in very big trouble among the most fragile students these pills can cause violence police nations and suicidal thoughts. despite the risks a real traffic of these drugs has developed over the internet. this classified ad site well known by americans has dozens of office full study trucks. to attract students these miracle pills have even been renamed study. in order to get hold of them a simple phone call to. the police have been looking at these new internet dealers folk want some time. oktober
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two thousand and twelve operation dot com led to the arrest of twenty one new yorkers who were operating on this site. among them a student at n.y.u. . the aim of the authorities is to break up any traffic where doctors may be involved. on campus the addresses of these specialists are being exchanged illicitly we went to interview one of them. and it was not the psychiatrist. what is it you know before i take a test or something and i pretend to be a student who is having difficulties over. the years would trigger. exactly. no no health scan no verification of my student status instead of any medical examination he just hands me a sheet. of red with a four inch. distance do you have problems organizing yourself or concentrating do
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you have memory problems or that this questionnaire put together by the world health organization helps diagnose attention deficit disorders among adults. to also works as a medical guarantee for this doctor. who will be able to. read your report of the. bridge and return to a large intestine yeah exactly this goes. to protect himself from any possible prosecution the psychiatry is made to sign a disclaimer because it would suffer for it ok to call it was it was. in two thousand and nine almost six million prescriptions like this were issued to young americans every month in four years this figure has more than double the to succeed other students hedge their bets on another system of co-working which. has
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stood the test of time. back at the university of kentucky. these great victorian like buildings are home to the famous fraternities on the front of each building week letters identified. ronald reagan george w. bush steven spielberg mark zuckerberg all of them have been through these exclusively male secret brotherhoods. although they encourage support loyalty and integration as a code of conduct many americans consider them as violent and sectarian. after a few weeks of negotiations some of them allowed us to film them. it's rush week the week for selecting new members and tonight it's operation charm at the sigma alpha epsilon house. so the owners can see you the aim to find future flatmates for this brand new house located in the heart of
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campus inside there's a fireplace a club arm chair paintings of the former alumni you could almost forget their students live here only a time or so these are all before any real changes. tonight the fraternity will only be create the university's best pedigrees. graham has been an essay member since two thousand and ten he knows the selection ritual well. for the house of insert rules and events. we store in a short history. so you know. the atmosphere is rather relaxed everybody is trying to make a good impression you're going to take over the house in a couple of years ago they will go for you. good for their candidates the first visit is only the beginning of a long process selection hazing initiations. to get
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a place here they will have to get through what are sometimes violent challenges but not tonight discouraging the contenders is out of the question their attack is still focused on the competing for eternity but for how far down the street they're building this new house it's going to feel like one hundred square feet here in ars just to be bigger than ours but they're doing it like a two million dollar west budgets are struggling here for eternity is operates with huge budgets entry for the space he students cost between one thousand to three thousand euros a year. the wealth of these fraternities is mainly gifted to them by former members it's you know kind of like a a suite almost for two people but. benefactors who will become sponsors of these students once graduated this is a fraternities main strength building a professional network to get re going door to their. business presence around it's kind of his role model. these fraternities are mainly hope to young white
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anglo-saxon americans. it's a great way of continuing a system of the elite and privileges spencer the town where a very bad place but hey yeah yeah. this student in the red shirt gets a slightly warmer welcome spencer is a different kind of candidate to the us. now i mean you know that i feel as i do my big head. you know. you know it's. right there at the s.a.e. house spencer is already a little at home. his place in the house is reserved it's a family heirloom. i don't know if you're serious very serious it's yours if you prefer. their preferences. or it's characteristic. at the university of
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kentucky twenty five fraternities shared the campus and the pick of the students quite apart from their parent teaches him they also indulge in fierce competition in terms of parties and alcohol. what's up. for and this is what gives a fraternity its reputation these nights of heavy drinking at the end of the afternoon and about on a campus delta sigma fi house has already started to party we need more pitchers. delta is saying this is a new channel twenty two he's organizing the feeling he's in charge of the fraternity social life his mission for the days to motivate those who are choosing the new members and they begin by going over the classics. are very very great joy. was their game best was the met is best is. very aware. there was
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a booklet for turning it gets a rally and we chant this song and yeah we all rushed in for an l o. yeah but it's welcome like well well you know how it's. all these much obituaries have only one objective tonight the brothers for life who i would push right to say was that up by a good five guys was even though i thought i would go they would do this is. aside from the camaraderie the fraternities also have another purpose to enable them members to meet go hey this is mary gearin she's about to make out with t. ball. their favorite targets aren't waitresses that sorority students the female equivalent of fraternities on campus. nine pm in the delta is at. the party is in full swing. thank you
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thank you among the thirty you so excited goes we see luciano delta six party guy. he's come on a scouting mission. oh god that's our doing. thank you thank you i was of the on campus for turn a tease of sororities form a single community one big dating club the students from good families where anything goes was of that of that what happens here stays here. thank you god thank you normally it's the paternity test that host the sorority so that these young ladies
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don't have to pay each fraternity member contributes two hundred dollars perturb it is all done to encourage making connections times with frat parties it's all free how i how i told her it was like the only guys who really associate hearing us are pretty much only talk to her right only boys yeah yeah i'm. sure you give us your new email evidence and your friends are dating guys who answered returning to you say like that's just what you do but then we'll make fun of can we can make fun of like yeah people who are here and they have a name oh g.-d. i which is means i mean depended thanks on american campuses academic success relies on integration into these elite societies to get in some students will do everything even the most barbaric afresh the initiation.
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thank you again this is how it works now the economy is built around corporations corporations run washington washington media the media is over and voters elected the businessman to run this country business equals power you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. if. it wasn't but i guess some kind of sign of this yes or. no she refused to see.
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where they blew. this a good area for immigrants it's. never really know for sure but this is. thank you so i. know. when i started knowing. that. we had to have no phone the east coast of the united states. we have to document one of the oldest american universities here upon leaving its graduates all among the country's top six highest salaries. and promotional images of an elite campus without history where one out of every two students is a member of
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a fraternity. was one of them just like his grandfather brother before him let's start there and then over here too so actually like every time every time i want to go to sleep it's like underneath. the student isn't however his initiation he killed him. they spared him nothing this was actually the night the night of rush everyone gets kidnapped and taken to this other spot. i don't know where they are. going to charge a lot of six cups of beer. you know as fast as you can the first person here and they're dressed in blue suits and in the winter. in contrast to the principle of support among fraternities hazing the initiation is a time of and this humiliation about the vomit couple pledges vomit into a pan and. cracked you know eggs and cheese and baked in the oven in the pledge.
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and you're a snow angel he has inflicted upon others the very same tortures he did out says he for daring to testify about them in one of america's biggest magazines rolling stone confessions of an ivy frat boy among these confessions there is something that nobody has forgotten when i first saw the kiddie pool it was like a shock people vomited in and people. people are jocular. the year before someone defra kid the pleasures were swimming around in your like baptized. at dartmouth his confession exploded like a bomb but once the scandal was over the university tried to bury the matter i tried to get them to investigate and they never did in a real way if you really want to know what i think yeah it is money. you know they were the give the most you know a lot of them were in for tourney's and
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a lot of them. some of them are on the board of trustees or were on the board of trustees and. you know millions of dollars changes hands. and you left out months before graduating. even though he survived the fraternity violence others weren't so lucky. ten am at the long island courthouse. jack omarion. have chosen to break the rule of silence by. charges against their son's fraternity. to court to indicate my sons that stays . there until you die from our call poisoning. this civil trial marks the end of four years of relentless legal battle according to their lawyer this tragedy should serve as an example again to gauge. that they're going to be. live
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on the lancet for whatever damage that we can. get the jurors to work. for the loss of their son the parte millions are claiming damages against the paternity as president as well as two of the frat boys who were present on the evening of the hazing. the university itself is not involved the tragedy took place off campus. a man was nineteen years old he was the only child from jack a merriam's remarriage. and this is just before he went to college and the long hair was an a student. he was very smart very capable. among wanted to be a doctor but on the twenty eighth of february two thousand and nine his dreams were crushed his hazing turned into a tragedy after he was very very drunk. and that he was trying to stop drinking that kept pouring but about
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a stroke that's one. part of the span that they took my simple already had passed out and they took him up to the house and. put him to bed good behavior i'm just going to let them they're. just i. but i almost thought. the next morning the police discovered our mom's lifeless body the alcohol content in his body was seven times the legal limit. since the tragedy time has stood still at the parte means house that. was. just putting stuff in here right now so i just can't bring myself to take it out that. the poor of. the first char saw the three students sentenced to a weekend in prison an injustice for nicole and sister and
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a sign of impunity of these fraternities weekends in jail going on very becoming and suddenly didn't even make it he said you know but now they can organize and get married and have kids and already run have kids downstairs. they don't know this is so the parte me and spout a civil lawsuit to get compensation. the culprits were finally sentenced to pay a fine of millions of dollars in damages. on american campuses alcohol has become a real problem. once a year students from across the whole country gather for a heavy drinking session. we are in south padre island texas the spring break template. sixty thousand students meet here every year it's three pm on the largest beach of the island rowdy has been drinking heavily student discovers the joys of
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spring break for the first time we. were really curious where it would really be the girls are going to read. what's in store for them dance competitions and drinking. american students forget the pressure of the upcoming exams in the meantime anything goes and for good or for showing for a show there are agreed to give him a shot. from their families and what they used to these youngsters no longer know their lives due to drugs and alcohol many of them finish their afternoon in a medical tent set up a few metres from the beach there or be hydrated their drugs and this body later. accustomed to such people cheery the state of texas is not to mean with its resources there two hundred first aid workers are hired so that the party does not turn into a tragedy in charge of the fire chief bernie the sad sad sad bring regular course
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like we have a disaster is controlled chaos. every day one hundred spring breakers are admitted to this field hospital. today about he has managed to get back to his hotel without any problems you. know all but in the girls' room some haven't stomach the alcohol so well they get too drunk at the beach for their care and here in the past. you have to keep going rowdy and out and have their own technique from abuse they came in here in stop drinking if they were you can't drinking then they would have been and they were going to party and just like us. for these students spring break rules the effort they've made throughout the year. so they party day and night. a few hours later the girls get to
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second with. emily and cherie are two students from dallas with a clear objective means we are here for a baby. and again tonight the team gets going. headed to was one of the biggest nightclubs on the island that's loose in the city spring breakers are the cause of many out to the sheriff mike is the tense this period of the year right now we're just not sure that we're in the park and watch we're going to try to make sure that. the washing cars are trying to break into the steal cars. since last year mike has been able to rely on a very special form of support to help them control the situation feels by his ability to up there to watch things that people don't think about. a control tower several meters from the ground i don't with night vision cameras we have one camera
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that located on top. of the tower what does it all the way around three hundred sixty degrees like you have here play station actually we can move a camera all the way around we can actually and you can tell me pretty close. mike has just received a call from the tower an individual has been spotted dealing canopies side because i didn't read the story right after the tower allows my to rest you don't sue infringe that will. take you in two thousand and thirteen the south padre island police makes three hundred and forty five arrests over eight days. we find rowdy in the queue for the nightclub. tonight he's planning to dance and drink all night he's out for a night. the problem is he's only eighteen when he was sworn in. for this student has a fake id he's pretending to be the legal age for drinking alcohol. free
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entry. rowdy has managed to get past the barry unlike these underage girls. it turns out that he an out and have been planning this for a long time. and please. check. your pictures. on the sixty dollars to. have a great night out these two boys have saved up almost five hundred dollars the equivalent of two months of student job salary. by twenty six still. a. lot of. basically. every year spring break brings in around one billion dollars for the american economy. after several hours of partying rowdy and elgin are a little hungry and just as well because outside
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a pancake stand awaits that and there are catholics from all over texas cooking at the stove to share and they love to take their pain to train every really here. every evening these volunteers prepare more than six thousand pancakes to help the party goes absorb some of the alcohol that's been drinking. in ten years spring break has become a nun miscible event on the schedules of american students tomorrow we get up early we go to the big news and we continue to just party unity and. like cool spring break is rowdy and old and will be going back to campus to take their exams. for that have to knuckle down in the united states one out of every two students leaves university without a degree. capitalism
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requires capital which requires savings which requires a rate of interest that encourages people to say that rate of interest has to be commensurate with the global more than the americas risk reward profile in issuing bonds if i am a wall street bond issue or and i issue too many bugs then the market can absorb i should watch the price of my bonds go down i don't know i just can't issue bonds of goldman sachs every day billions and billions and that they never go down in price because the fed reserve is always going to print money to buy them that's not even remotely tied to capitalism in any stretch of the imagination that's a racket. if you.
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of some people in the. street which by the way is no in the process of sharing in sales are done. with catalonia is independence referendum due to begin with a now as police reinforcements raid while madrid says its money to shut down most of the polling stations. has not been two years since russia launched its first strikes in the that and the more toll in syria we look at what's changed during that time and. grow chemical giant. from the european parliament after refusing to attend
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a hearing questioning studies of pilots its products. you ought to r.t. international live from moscow studio with me in a day or two to welcome to the program the spanish region of chance alone is on the verge of what could prove to be a historic decision with its independence referendum struggle to sunday tensions are mounting in the region with extra police deployed on the streets on raids to prevent the counting of electronic votes in barcelona crowds gathered to protest against the upcoming vote throughout saturday and didn't driv spanish unionists staged a rally in front of the city the activists were seen singing the anthem of the fascists on edge phalange prompted a number of protesters also gave not sue salutes.

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