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it's come to light the u.s. intelligence community quietly dropped its rule that whistleblowers must possess 1st hand knowledge probably paving the way for the truck ukraine revelations which triggered an impeachment inquiry. a national day of mourning in france as world leaders gather for the funeral of former president jacques chirac be died last week aged 88. university that comes under fire for hosting a so-called anti racism conference the white attendants from asking questions in a q. and a. either
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always great to have your company this is art. demanding to make led to the launch of an impeachment inquiry last week of a possible collusion with a foreign power the us president claims that the whistleblowers accounts of what was said was quote totally inaccurate reports emerged pointing out the u.s. intelligence community quietly changed the official whistleblower complaint form and around the same time the ukraine call scandal was breaking the old version required a whistleblower to have 1st hand intelligence the new form though made the tick box option available meaning relayed information would also be considered. and the timing of the change you might say it's noteworthy the latest version of the document says it was revised org the same month in which the scandal triggering complaint was filed the apparent coincidence has led to questions being raised.
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it's not clear to me when the people who are behind all this realized all my goodness this is not going to play well this will not go through the inspector general process because it's all hearsay and certain hidden information it's funny to me at least here on the u.s. side that the news outlets just immediately identified this person as a whistleblower but if you are a whistle blower blowing the whistle on waste fraud abuse and illegality in the intelligence services you're not a whistleblower you're a leaker and so i think that's really where the transformation has been. auntie's my guess the it looks at the sudden change of standards some the possible ramifications. most of us we revere whistleblowers the men and woman who put their careers their very lives on the line at a principle they don't look the other way they speak up when they see corruption
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abuse and then justice and you know why we revere them so as we trust them they were witnesses people on the inside they saw with their own eyes a whistleblower any individual who provides the right information to the right people that's now changed you no longer need to be a witness to be a whistleblower no longer need to have documents or evidence all you need is to have heard someone talk about wrongdoing that's all as a matter if it was false or made up just far less than hey presto you're a whistle blower like the individual who spawned the trump ukraine scandal or the background of this of course is the whistleblower the filing report and state in the 1st sentence i don't know this firsthand you know this list told to me by i learned this from say and then multiple shots so i didn't have any and evidence let
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me in our legal system here shit it never stands up in court he was told the trump said something questionable by anonymous officials told them wrong it seems at least some of it was already proved false the president pressured mrs lenski with a specific request that the ukrainian leader locate and turn over service used by the democratic national committee and examined by the u.s. cyber security firm crowd strike. i would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and ukraine knows a lot about it i would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with ukraine they say crowd strike the server they say ukraine has. whatever you can do it's very important that you do it if that's possible the president also praised ukraine's prosecutor general. and suggested that mr lansky might want to keep him in his position. i heard you had
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a prosecutor who was very good and he was shut down and that's really unfair a lot of people are talking about that the way they shut your very good prosecutor down and you had some very bad people involved they these in gentleman we have front row seats as we watch the noble human all noble title of whistleblower sally my deed bipartisan politics in the accuracy and bias over the intelligence community inspector general's preliminary review identified some indicia of an arguable political bias on the part of the complete in favor of a rival political candidate such evidence did not change my determination that the complaint relating to the urgent concern appears credible what today do. you know americans are good we say did it change the goalposts they changed the rules how could these people possibly see that we get away with this whistleblowers now
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essentially a 5050 anonymous source you get on c.n.n. for example fun to listen to but as practice shows as taken with a dose of salt source tells n.b.c. news law enforcement and democratic sources telling c.n.n. that in a fired sources anonymous sources according to anonymous washington post source you're basing all these allegations of one or maybe 2 sources which c.n.n. is this is not receiving reports it's washington post new york times wall street journal c.n.n. a.b.c. elihu resources all because they're hiding behind us and a commonality we're seeing you know you don't want me to you're just going to attack sources these whistleblower a poor it was but now for the democrats finally a chance to bring down trump. but now that it's showing cracks liberals are sprinting the plus the move or this whistle blower they claim can should and will be trusted you know why because he's one of them if we
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think of the whistleblower as a reporter the whistleblower talked to a lot of people who had firsthand knowledge or post strange it to this reporters a free free to be as politically biased as they want twist news to their political agenda and then call it truth all of us who have been involved in national security and have reported on waste fraud abuse and illegality have been whistleblowers but because this whistleblower in particular fits the mainstream media's narrative of donald trump committing crimes he was automatically called it whistle blower he was automatically assumed to have the national interests at heart and i'm not not really sure that that's the case the think it all but crucified snowden manning for exposing global surveillance on all of us and war
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crimes that we'd never have known about but here you have a biased complaint riddled with a natural sees submitted by an individual who saw nothing but passed on what he was told the clear political spin to it. and he's applauded cheered and praised it isn't gentleman watch the new born name of with or blower dies i think this is effectively making the whistle procedure in america into effectively a sneak snitches charter where we have a situation where someone can just report some gossip and it will be taken at face value as bona fide a whistle blowing i think this is highly dangerous in how whistleblowers are going to be perceived so rather than people coming forward and saying i have an eyewitness account i personally experience this wrongdoing this crime it needs to be investigated up to and including congressional hearings on ochs suddenly going
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to have rumor and gossip grubby gossip fed into the political process and it's going to poison that this process. dozens of world leaders have arrived in paris for the funeral of jacques chirac the french president who died last week served 'd as the country's head of state for 12 years our correspondent reports from paris. well a national day of mourning has been declared in france here to remember the former president jacques chirac who died last week at the age of 86 the funeral service took place behind me at the church of seoul well willed leaders including president putin of russia came to pay their final respects to a man whose political career spanned some 40 years going from being elected as an m.p. in the national assembly all the way to being mare of paris to being prime minister 2nd time twice 2 of course being france's president a presidency he held for 2 terms starting back in 1995 he was considered to be
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a political comedian so he has stuck to his guns and perhaps his best known internationally for the fight back in 2003 he refused to let france participate in the iraq invasion that was led by the u.s. in the u.k. famously of course going to the u.n. security council all queuing why that invasion shouldn't take place let's have a look back now at some of the highlights of his political career. the military operations have just started in iraq friends regresses action taken without the approval of the united nations. houses burning down and we blind to it nature mutilated and overexploited can no longer regenerate and we refuse to admit it or don't want to give barack obama you know.
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these dark hours forever sally our history and they're an insult to our past and now traditions. the funeral took place with full military honors and some of those who pay their tributes last week when we heard the news egyptian wreckage died came here today including president putin of russia he described him as being a man who was wise and far sighted a man who. as a great friend to russia we know that the 2 had a fantastic personal relationship in fact shot chirac when he was at the nato summit in latvia back in 2006 on the sidelines of that summit invited president putin to come and spend his 74th birthday with him and even he awarded president putin one of france's highest honors for a foreign as this is a growing classically to own or so a sense of 2 men who really respected each other in fact president putin once said that was probably one of the best world leaders that he knew of one of the ones that he most respected we also heard tributes from other world leaders over the
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last few days including anger merkel who said that he was a great partner when it came to germany and also herself and we heard from president marc cohn who said he was a great frenchman a man who embodied what it really was to be french we were also speaking to some of the crowds of people who came to see this funeral to pay their final respects and they told us that jacques chirac was a great leader and that it was important to come and say one final goodbye. the of playful he was a true frenchman there you go what i loved about human after doing it all the good it was for me for her and. and to me your place he was one of the best presidents that's what i think he did many things for france including many things that people don't know about in the social sphere and things like that. i suspect i wrote that was his character that was his character might all the same not everyone liked him
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though many in my family were fond of him it's nice to know that. he was we heard during the service of a head of his time a man who was fiercely proud to be french thousands of people that paid homage and respect as jacques chirac now makes his final journey to his resting place in more plain us here in paris. the university of edinburgh has found itself in the firing line after rolling out its red carpet for a so-called empty racism conference that is bound white people from asking questions during a q. and a who will therefore not be given the microphone to by people during the q. nace not because we don't think people have anything to offer to the discussion but because we want to amplify the voices of people of color if you know white person with a question piece share it with a member of the committee all our speakers after the panel discussion the event was
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organized by a group called the resisting whiteness collective the organizers say the very same is to raise awareness about the importance of anti racist actions in the u.k. the hosts of the event however created 2 separate rooms called safe spaces for those who could feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable but with one of them barring white people from entering and be university express concern over certain aspects prior to the event including the safe rooms with university officials claiming organizers had started reviewing that particular point however no changes if any were made were ever published on the official event page and that provoked a strong reaction online. this sort of stupidity by edinburgh university actually fuels racism if the years who came up with this idea lived in the real world they'd know inclusive ety not are but tide is what's needed and the university hosts racist event banning polish people from talking the aim of the event is to end racism presumably by actively being racist they have come full
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circle in an effort to become known racists they've become racist talk about overcompensating briggs's alliance london assembly member david couldn't believe that this event hasn't done anybody any favors. it's blatant racism there's no such thing as reverse racism racism is excluding people because of the color of their skin and this does that whereas before we've had the kind of racism that excludes people and discriminates against people because they're black this blatantly discriminates against people because they're white and this doesn't do any good for anybody whether they're white or black or brown and this kind of thing just simply should not be happening i'm for giving a platform for for any group you know whatever anyone wants to say but that's the whole problem with this event is that they're not allowing a platform for people who are white on the basis of their color of their skin if
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someone decided to put on an event called resisting blackness can you imagine the outrage which we would have had from the same kind of people who are putting on this events are there everyone would be up in arms from people on the extremes of the political spectrum and all of the liberal if you like elites in the media would be be writing about it condemning it and we wouldn't hear the end of it for days if not weeks so that just goes to show the kind of hypocrisy. the ok hand gesture has been recognized as a hate symbol alongside the swastika america's anti defamation league based its decision on the signs adoption by white supremacists even as extremists continue to use symbols that may be years or decades old they regularly create new symbols
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means and slogan sticks to press their head full sentiments we believe law enforcement and the public needs to be fully informed about the meaning of these images which can serve as a 1st a warning sign to the presence of haters in the community or school. the ok symbols white power meaning was initially part of an online prank exposé but apparently white supremacist like what they saw and started to use it in earnest among them the christ church terrorist during a court appearance the idea is that cases like that warrant its inclusion on the list of hate symbols adding though context is always important. last year a former white house staffer was accused of making the white power side but her defenders pointed out that she's mexican american and a descendant of holocaust survivors we put the issue up for debate. i think it's pretty ridiculous to label a thing like a bull or the ok symbol as a symbol of white supremacy i feel like race is do do certain things i mean at
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a certain point they do everything or people do mean races have to eat food they have to drink water they have to breathe air so at what point do we label eating food as racist drinking water as received in breathing air is very soused it's really can of started his particular point sounds a little some of these things that have been in his ear things were very low with or a soused hateful subversive groups the problem is that the symbol has become an actual code to say hey we are part of this group you are not and you know the main point of it is like. well it's a far it's far right movement supporting you know again far right ideologies that are very well known in this country to be you know forest and but my point is you know is vastly out for instance and it was an indian sacred religious symbol 50500 years b.c. and you know. people in germany took it put it on a red flag and now it was
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a symbol it was an inverted this massacre and that became the symbol of nazism and ok but the ok sign is nat day all right ok so you can find it right now on your phone via. device i phone you can find it ok so right now when you search for the new moji there is the equivalent to ok ok it is being used ok for a very loans and it wasn't a couple years ago where it was some kind of troll thing happening on the internet there it became so on those because the mainstream media picked it up and i think the whole purpose of trolling campaign was to trick the mainstream media into doing it and of course now we hear that the a.d.l. is looking for here is not to label every single thing that we do say or or. or you know we communicate what they are to specifically doing is trying to inform you know people that there are certain symbols that seem innocuous but that are currently being used to. incite violence and crime and you know
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fundamentalists political ideas that put this democracy in jeopardy but we're talking about a symbol that started it as something that was not necessarily what it is today the problem is that somewhere along the line that symbol that cited as it trolling can ban as a bait became an actual you know sino with a longing for though it. is really not what so many tell me how do you know it hasn't be the symbol is not some kind of a symbol like i see it the blood gain uses day i'm sure to have been plenty of actual killings they happen every single day and they've been going on for a very loans ounces in 1970 s. when they came out but for some reason that's not been seen as a symbol you can add here right now in your phone as an emoji for the ok symbol in smartphones and all of it have come around long after the street gangs have
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originated so obviously we didn't think about this thing that exists in a certain context in new form of a symbol in general which is labeled as a symbol but now what was saying because you need to let me hold because of the trolling campaign now we want to say is a symbol is ridiculous it is not a symbol it is a n.s.a. thing if people want to use it for whatever they want to use it for ok but to compare it to nazi flag is absurd ok millions. like. verses do ok so i think i was not a hate symbol until it was. an indian you say. whole can ensure that only in stock. and somalia u.s. millet. the base has been attacked by the local islamic extremist group al-shabaab claims loyalty to al qaeda and is listed as a terrorist group in the u.s. and u.k. and european military convoys also been attacked although so far no one has claimed
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responsibility for that somalia has been wracked by civil war for decades into significant parts of the country for claiming self autonomy u.s. armed forces have been fighting al shabaab since 2007. africa meanwhile says it killed 10 al shabaab militants following the recent attack on the u.s. space journalist and african affairs specialist johnson believes that airstrikes will only make things worse one thing is clear is that our ship out is clearly not a force that's going away they are all jihadists the belong to somalia itself
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it shows that we would have to start looking beyond bombs beyond guns beyond bullets and something and how if at all there is an opportunity for negotiating with this group because we've shown over time that the military capabilities that they have the ability to go on the ground. it's going to continue. the united states and the african union on likely to be able to dislodge them in the short or medium term. a young russian actor who was released on bail after a public outcry has received more good news moskow court ruled powerful 3 and a half year jail sentence for violence at a protest should be softened to a one year suspended sentence here for trying to explain. hobbles dean of was put on trial for allegedly attacking a law enforcement official and the reason why this case got so much attention and
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it had so many people including celebrities talking about this because it was almost evident and power was saying that from the very beginning that he didn't even take part in the protests and just happened to be in that area which is by the way absolutely public where the protesters though were trying to gather now when today the 23 year old came out of busy the hearing room once again he said that he is completely innocent and the fact that his 3 and a half year sentence was changed to a one year long suspended sentence is not enough for the man. we disagree with the court decision will appeal it in any case i didn't commit any crime i didn't commit any wrongdoing that's. the video does appear to show that the man wasn't trying to attack anyone and as i've said really just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time now what's important here was that the court
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initially wasn't willing to consider this video material then they changed their mind and there you have the result. a controversial canadian psychologist known for his strong views against political correctness be making headlines again after screenings of a documentary about a move pulled from several cinemas. and you said your peers and your people say that mr peterson the canadian psychology professor is somebody people love or love to hate. and. are you a bad. watch the professor has political correctness video and i was just so disappointed. to impede since a clinical psychologist and university professor has risen to fame in recent years via public interest debate over his ideas peterson challenges political correctness with his views on masculinity and feminism as well as gender ethnicity and identity politics could be a man born in a woman's body and that's biological but if you're
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a woman born in a woman's body that socially constructed like really that supposed to be an argument do you think a trans woman is a woman. no you overwhelming proportion of people who are in prisons are male now do you want to equalize that just out of curiosity what about bricklayers there are 99 percent male and and when men work longer hours they work more dangerous jobs they're more likely to move or peterson has plenty of fans he's also attracted lots of criticism early this year cambridge university canceled an invitation for him to speak over concerns these views violated the quote inclusive environment in new zealand his book was pulled from shelves after a shooting at a mosque in christchurch ortiz griffin notion has been speaking to the filmmakers behind this latest documentary movie as far as i understand is about jordan peterson and the journey to where he's now and through his ideas what is about it
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that it's a wrong to see it or scrapping earlier great plans to show it. well they had agreed to a week long run of the film but there were some staff complaints and that put them in a difficult position so they decided to cancel those plans and of course you know there are some things that people really disagree with in terms of what joining peterson has said sell people disagree with the idea of giving him a platform although making a film about him i don't think it's the same thing when they were all sorts of reasons we were getting in the instance of the cancellation of the staff complaints as far as we know they hadn't seen the film the people that had agreed to show the film initially they had seen it it really is a shame that that happens our film is and isn't like a complete celebration of everything about jordan i mean there are parts of parts of it that are critical it's not a fluff piece and there are the voices of the people that have disagreed with him
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in public that are in the film so we also hold space for those voices in the film so you have all of the people that are talking about him and it's this kind of like a left and right culture war you know you have people on the right that kind of see him as on the side but also see him as kind of like a political tool to kind of top of their their agenda when you have people on the left like anti for and activists of that nature and they they think he's the devil and they want to bring him down and they want to destroy its reputation where people usually do is that they listen to journalists that they're used to and those journalists usually only read other journals that think just like them so it is weird little in this specific context is that it's a liberal bubble where they kept they tell each other the same stories and it gets it gets compounded in compounded when it gets pretty different from reality as far as i understand jordan peterson himself was not too much into ferreting to your
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words very open and he respected the process he you know was never really you know trying to. to interfere with that you know anyway what was that story that these journalists that you mentioned and kept saying like presenting jordan peterson as someone dangerous to something well you know their ideas that he's. leading the all right or you know motivating him cells or that he has a really dangerous ideas that he's the custodian of the patriarchy is the new york times article that stated so it closes people's minds to a nuanced film about him which is what our film is and it's a film that is as wasn't mentioned is for fans but also for people who are fans it's really something in it for everyone to really paint a complex picture of what we witnessed throughout these 3 and a half years we have approached the carlton cinema in toronto about to decision to
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council about screening of the film will be awaiting their response and bring it to you soon as we get it into the soul for this half hour of news like staying with r.t. i'll be back with more top of the. hour the book. the the her the rock was. the.


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