China's Social Watchdog & A Dying Sears: VICE News Tonight Full Episode (HBO)



This is the December 11, 2018, FULL EPISODE of VICE News Tonight on HBO.

2:02 Google CEO Sundar Pichai went before Congress on Tuesday — but some members of Congress lack the basic knowledge of big tech.

6:41 China started piloting its “social score” system in 2015, in villages like this one. Here’s how it works, you start with 1,000 points. If you do something bad, you get points docked. If you do something good, and you happen to be spotted, you get points added

12:22 Wrongful convictions may have gotten a lot of attention in recent years but very little has gone to what happens after people get out of prison. The way exonerees are compensated is often inconsistent & arbitrary, & more often than not, their needs are neglected

19:16 This Sears manager oversaw a Sears that closed, as Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy. We talk to him about the life of Sears and what it is like working for a dying company.

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31 comments

  1. I worked as a contract programmer for Sears. My boss was a bankruptcy specialist, not an I.T. guy. It was funny, he had no clue what we did. I spent a few years with them then I moved on. It stopped being fun as the company went downhill. Even though I had nothing to do with it, it was still depressing and I moved on.

  2. That China Social Score system would never work in America. That's because all the Republicans would be at zero. Lol! The poor ones because they are racist and love to complain about how they aren't doing well not because they are lazy and unskilled but because someone else was keeping them down. The rich would be at zero simply because they are greedy bastards. Lol!

  3. greetings from beijing
    makes me feel kind of sad for you guys to feel that china is just a bunch of slaves, they all live in 1984, they are all mind washed, and stuff like that
    why not change your mind a little bit?
    don't you see that china is actually one of the safest countries in whole world?
    why would you be afraid of CCTV if you are just a normal citizen?

  4. Sears is not dead yet. I really think they can turn this around. The Home Services Division is one of the only department of Sears that still makes money. they bring in over 2 billion a yr on home Warranties, they make about 75% profit on it. Did you know the Sears Craftsman Lawn mowers is one of the top selling Lawn mowers? That Sears name is still worth billions. or i can be wrong, but that is my thinking of it.

  5. I cannot understand that people how does not understand a smartphone make laws and the problem here is those people are old and ignorant!!! We need first more young people and old people must learn their shit like go too school when you are 60 2hours per day!!!

  6. I once had a judge ask me why I could not get an Uber for my adversaries client, LOL! I'm like: "Your Honor, that's not how Uber works." I'm not surprised that Congress is just as lost.

  7. Mail order catalog killed off just as internet mail order was beginning to take off. Drills with batteries that are shot out of the box. Tools made in China that often look like seconds, by a brand they no longer own. Can't do an oil change without stripping the drain plug to make it leak, or snooping around in my trunk. Mattresses in place of electronics. Put this dog to sleep! Let them get jobs at Wal-Mart. K-mart and Sears couldn't adapt so Wal-mart and Amazon have their business…. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

  8. Sears dude crying and saying he feels like he failed at the end of working for 30 years nothing more nothing less, just the end like most Vice vids abrupt with no rhyme or reason. Makes me think the Indians and Rastas were right about this system and how it will self destruct!

  9. Companies like google and apple who abuse their customer base should never be allowed the intelligence against competitive interests in consumer goods that would be provided by extensive violations of speech in an “internet bill of rights” which already exists but corrupt government officials have attempted to suppress in recent years out of spite for their betters

  10. Everyone go watch the original uncut version of Dr. Jordan Peterson’s interview with vice, and watch the side by side of the FAKE edited version Vice put up.
    They are dishonest, have no integrity, and everyone should unsubscribe. They never even apologized or anything.

    I would trust anything they report. Please everyone go watch it. Here’s the link:

    https://youtu.be/DZrSrZpX5l8

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