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[000:00:00;00] a ah, breaking news on our to international branded a trial of the century. elaine maxwell faces up to 65 years in prison after being found guilty on all 5 of fixed charges and effects of trafficking trial linked to the late convicted pedophile. and jeffrey up americans budget priorities. put the pentagon before the pandemic as president biden signs off on a massive $700000000000.00 defense plan. while washington's global vaccination campaign keeps running out of money, german politicians want to ban popular messaging app telegram over hosting hate speech and coping, conspiracy theories. however, moscow says that double standards as the german media criticized brush over trying to do the same
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a few years ago. mallory leader slammed australia's policy of automatically supporting new zealanders, convicted of crimes even if they have spent their entire lives in australia. it is not good enough that you zealand is becoming a penal colony for australia and just deporting your problem. why does not solve the problem of games. and both australia and new zealand with my broadcast will have direct from our studios in moscow. this is our to international. i'm john thomas. certainly glad to have you with us. we start with breaking news, this our, the fate of elaine at maxwell, a long time, a friend of late convicted sex offender, jeffrey epstein is finally known. the jurors and her closely watched trial have found her guilty of all charges, but one she was accused of grooming teenage girls for epstein. he's been one breaks
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it down for us. lay maxwell found guilty on 5 of the 6 counts against her. the jury took 5 days to come to this conclusion. the judge had actually ordered that they spend an extra hour each day deliberating because he said they needed to get to this before the end of the year, where they have found guilty of several things. number one of sex trafficking of a minor transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. and 3 related counts of conspiracy. count 2 was the one count that she was not guilty on. that was the count of enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts. now, as you probably know, not all counts are the same counts. one through 4 were the lowest number of maximum prison years in prison. you can get counts 5 and 6. those are the heavy counts. let me share with you though. so count 5 is the count of sex trafficking. and conspiracy that carries a maximum of 5 years in prison with it. but the big count, the biggest of them all, that is count 6, count 6,
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is sex trafficking of an individual under the age of 18. and that count carries a maximum of 40 years in prison. this trial had gone on for over a month with the prosecutors calling more than 24 witnesses to the stand, bringing them forward, essentially to tell sorted tells of life behind the kind of behind the curtain with jeffrey epstein and glean maxwell maxwell more than just a friend and former girlfriend of epstein, she is believed to be the fixer, the one who would recruit a lot of these young girls and bring them to the properties in several different locations, including florida, new york and new mexico. now, going, maxwell's attorneys had argued that this entire trial wasn't about her, it was actually about the lay maxwell being on trial for the crimes of jeffrey f seen. but clearly a jury felt very differently about it. but also interesting about this case is that there were only 4 women who were that kind of at the center of glean maxwell's prosecution for women who would accused her of recruiting them when they were under age. on behalf of jeffrey epstein and sharing him with powerful friends. we also
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heard a lot from pilots, 2 at one time worked for jeffrey epstein. and we also got a glimpse during this trial of that so called a little black book, the little black book being that list of famous people, powerful people and influential people. with whom jeffrey, i've seen had a relationship and had shared a lot of these young girls now going back to was now completely done at this point . she's still facing by the way to charges of perjury. and there's another trial going forward or another case going forward that takes her out of this still surround jeffrey i've seen, and that's the case of prince andrew. of course, virginia go free. the woman who was accused prince andrew of having abuse her. she says that he did when she was under age, and again, that was all tied back to jeffrey epstein and going maxwell. so again, at a later time, there will be a sentencing hearing. going, maxwell, by the way, did not respond in the court room, remain relatively stoic and walked out, should be sentenced at a later time. but again, facing up to 65 years in prison. going maxwell found guilty on 5 of 6 charges against her. and again,
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could be spending the rest of her life behind bars. while the global co pandemic continues, america has a different priority with joe biden, now signing a massive $700000000000.00 military budget for the upcoming year, even by america's own estimates. that is a 100 times more than the cost of vaccinating the entire planet as our team. but i got your comments. it's bigger than it's bader than ever before. america's new military budget, $777700000000.00. so vast, it board doesn't monstrous. and it's still not enough. say the people who passed it are nations facing many threats right now. just read the paper every day. china, russia ran in yet their budget was actually pra. a provided by the white house was a cut, pretty dramatic code. if you look at it as inger adjusted for inflation,
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it is remarkable these lawmakers they'll, they'll sit there and argue for weeks months about maternity leave. or building roads or bridges or, or walls, but the better part of a trillion dollars on a war machine back. $88.00 for 11 against passed. and the next day that will come to work and to congress and. and they'll wonder where the heck all their money went . i also find it amusing that senator mansion indicates his worry about the deficit after voting justice week for a military budget of $778000000000.04 times greater than build back better over 10 years and $25000000000.00 more than the president requested $778000000000.00. i mean $700000000.00 is decimal here. a decimal. where branding up and down by, by hundreds of millions, 16 times greater than rushes, military budget greater than the next 11 highest military budgets put together. a
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sudden that the human mind can barely comprehend. somewhat of the extra billions going towards the secretary shall take appropriate action, see increased ease of low emission initial fee and net 0 initial energy technologies in the operations programs, project and activities, and the department provided. these is cost effective on with ally cycle of evening, and there's also a new ranko position in the u. s. military. according to the n d, a draft bill. and that is gender advisor. so troops can get help if they feel like changing genders. we can only guess how many millions that's going to cost. and of course, none of this would be possible without china and russia because of whom the pentagon argued. it needed more money in your sunday. we certainly oppose the u. s. slipping, negates if content consider in china or make an issue out of china for political manipulation is not implement negative content and articles in the act that target
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china and damaged chinese interests or hurts overall bilateral ties and corporation and importance areas. while the l g b t, q plus community may let out a sigh of relief, people that have been incarcerated. guantanamo bay, anderson's included, without trial or justice for decades, will just have to wait a little longer. now one thing they didn't find any money for is, is a field doesn't plane tickets to send guantanamo inmates home or to court. unfortunately, he section 1032 of the act continues to bar the use of fonts to transfer a guantanamo bay. detainees to the custody are effective control of certain foreign countries, and section 1033 of the act bars, the use of funds to transfer guantanamo bay detainees into the united states unless certain conditions are met. it would cost an estimated $7000000000.00 to vaccinate billions. those who still can't get the vaccine. one percent of america's military
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budget, just one percent, to potentially hold the development of new strains and variance of covered the. no gender advise us in the electric cars for the pentagon. that's the priority. the more the pentagon spends on insanity, the more military contractors make money, isn't we're not at war with anybody. and why we need a military budget. the, his bigger than the next over 10 nations combined. i mean that's, that's nonsense. now, if you just ended that military industrial compet use ended this massive military state and let people spend their own money as they see fit. you'd see people spending their money to help people far more effectively than you as a i d ever does. to provide health care for people overseas and not using that money to hurt people the way the military does. ah, the popular messaging app telegram might soon be restricted in germany over claims
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. it's not doing enough to combat extremist content and co conspiracy theories. it wasn't all that long ago. however, the german media was criticizing russia for trying to impose similar restrictions as moscow has been quick to point out. when in 2018 russian court imposed restrictions on the telegram happen, prevent attended messages. almost every german media outlets reported about that so called violation of the freedom of speech in russia that now that political campaign is heating up in germany. guess what they're targeting with restrictions. telegram, well, it is all rather simple and se telegram in a way it revolutionized messaging, and it brought a lot of good to the word to the world and it has changed to things. and it has changed the ways we will text each other. i should say, but of course, a telegram being one of the least regulated in apps for messaging. there's also another side for this medal it has harboured and has become a haven for all sorts of fringe groups. and while some of those groups might be rather innocent,
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others are not others or rather harmful. there are all sorts of extremists who are well organizing their there are all sorts of anti vax or movements which are, well they kind of get all the information or the misinformation, i should say from this messenger. they feed each other with this misinformation and they kind of exist in this little bubble of delusion or that telegram basically allows them, allows them to exist there and to coordinate their like, protests, actions, demonstrations and so on and so forth. and basically drag and involve more people into the circle of cova dirt misinformation. and this is exactly the problem that germany has with telegram that it allows this sort of people to just exist and will to fester there. and so right now, they are accusing telegram of hate speech or they are looking for will legal ways to somehow will influence the company and to have the company or if they can't influence it, than to take it down altogether. and of course, the german government here we can all understand it because while harmful societies,
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they should not be allowed to just really exist on any platform. but basically this is where the hypocrisy bit comes in. because when russia back in 2018, try to do the exactly same thing, the exact same thing to block telegram because there were terrorists and extremists plotting and you know, coordinating their actions there. nobody wanted to listen to russian. they weren't having any of that. germany was outraged, all of europe was outraged. this was their rhetoric, the blocking of telegram as yet another sound development concerning freedom of speech pluralism, and the right to privacy in russia. this is the sort of will rhetoric we had back in 2018. well, compared to what germany is saying right now, we must quickly create a legal option for switching telegram. so has to be much reaction them from the german public over there. so you can see one of the headlines, for example, that there are, there are very, very heated debates over well targeting telegram also. it's also said that bush as
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of hatred, for example, right now, those politicians, those german politicians who are calling for a blockage of telegram for 2 band the app, they are getting a bit of their own medicine. so now the publicans there, well policy a political rivals, they kind of fire back and they accuse them of violating free speech. it does not fit in with a free constitutional state to simply switch off digital platforms. this proposal fits into totalitarian regimes but not into our constitutional order. switching off an entire app is a form of state media censorship that we do not want in germany. so there you have it, and it's not the 1st case recently of germany being accused of, well, you know, not being that dedicated to the freedom of speech. principal r t, 's sister channel in german. it has been banned in germany, even though it had every legal right to exist than to well to appear on the airwaves. germany justified the decision by saying that the channel should have, should have received a german broadcasting license. even though there are no legal grounds to do that,
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we're being told by experts it received a broadcasting license in serbia, which is good enough for the entirety of the you. but germany wasn't having that. and so there have been some accusations of well that germany is not as dedicated to the freedom of speech principal as it may be, wants to appear on the line. we spoke with material, donnie come tater at tech travel geeks. he thinks blocking. one platform won't stop the spread of extremist content. obviously, a telegram the users who and telegram at the moment, i shouldn't have too much of an issue. moving to whatsapp apples, i message platform, google's messaging chat platform. there are loads of different messaging apps and services. and let's not forget, they're also dedicated social media platforms which make it even easier to distribute this type of information or to congregate and discuss these topics. it's
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also very, very contradictory. we're sometime about 10 years ago in the, in the arab spring, we were celebrating these platforms for enabling uprisings across the mcgray. but in the mid least, it's one of those things that i think is very contradictory. it's fine when it suits you, but then you fight against it. when it doesn't civil come in the program. in archie's world news parents shouldn't get to decide what their kids learn in school . according to the author of a controversial us anti slavery project. we thrash that out a bit with our invited guests after so practicing with our international oh, is your media a reflection of reality?
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in the world transformed what will make you feel safer? high selection, whole community. are you going the right way, or are you being led to somewhere? which direction? what is true? what is great? in the world corrupted, you need to descend, have join us in the depths or remain in the shallows. join me every thursday on the alex silent. sure. but i'll be speaking to guess in the world of politics, sport, business, i'm show business. i'll see you then. ah, welcome back. this is our
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t international now and indigenous leader in new zealand says, australia is using his country as a dumping ground. the national murray authority chairman wants cambra to scrap its policy of deporting new zealanders when they are convicted of crimes. it is not good enough that new zealand is becoming a penal colony for australia and just deporting your problem. why does not solve the problem of gangs in both australia and new zealand? it is not good enough. just to say we're going to stick a whole lot of people and applying on a government child to apply and seen them back to new zealand. that is not the spirit of friendship, and that you would speak between 2 neighbors. now, under australian law, if foreign nationals are sentenced to more than one year in prison, they automatically lose the right to stay in the country. that applies even if they have lived in australia their entire lives. the last couple of years have seen
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hundreds of people sent back to new zealand. australia is immigration minister has defended the policy saying the government will continue to expel foreign nationals who commit serious offenses. including new zealanders who according to a special agreement, are supposed to be able to visit live and work in australia. without restriction, matthew to khaki says, australia needs to work with new zealand to find a better solution. now i also did that australian citizens, you know, it's easy just to pull the problem away and australians won't exactly, but we won't. we won't safe communities. we do not want to say drugs being sold to our children. we are sick and tired of saying gun violence on our streets. one possible solution is a joint task force to address a couple of different things. and even though our police forces, they do share information data or an intelligence at the moment, it would be good to see if we could just increase and including and beastie and joint resources. that, that means also having
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a look at information and intelligence to find out where these drug supplies networks are establishing themselves across southeast asia, even into the pacific being, let's do that job together as australia and you see that and say, experience should parents have more, say, in what their children are taught at school? well, according to nicole hannah jones, they shouldn't. she is the founder of the controversial $1619.00 project which aims to reframe u. s. history in terms of race and her views are divisive. i don't really understand this idea that parents should decide what's being taught. i'm not a professional educator. i don't have a degree in social studies or science. we send our children to school because we want them to be taught by people who have an expertise in the subject area. and that is not my job. as a parents, i have every right to ensure my child isn't being taught lies. despite what nicole 100 jones says, how can this be promoted?
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could share anyone else to say parents don't get a say in our children's education. her position is faulty and shouldn't be listened to and must have a platform removed. sorry, but parents must be involved. come on, you pesky parents, just let her indoctrinate your kids in peace. hannah jones launched the 16900 project with the new york times 2 years ago. its goal is to highlight the legacy of slavery and the contributions of black americans throughout us history. indeed, content from the project has been included in school curriculum and at least 5 us states. we discussed this with legal analyst, jennifer britain, to master and also with political activist anthony rogers, right? fortunately in america right now, the political faction is kind of taking over everything else including education. i think that's some of the concern here because really what you're trying to do is refrain retrain, children's mind. and that's, that could lead in and we're seeing this now the rise and anxiety and political
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issues in children getting younger and younger every year. and i think parents have a right to be concerned about that. the major issue here is that a professor hannah jones is actually talking about the truth and, and that's what's lacking so much in this nation right now. and it's really, really sad that even the most far right wing people in germany can accept the fact that there were nazis that a carried out atrocities the fact that this nation was forge and a cauldron of white supremacy. slavery indigenous genocide and lance matching is not alive at the end of the day. this is a fear of the right from hearing and having to embrace the truth. it's funny that the people on this side, the i are also talking about all the talking about not the germany because not the journey with a, with also the government and the, or the leadership there. that it started to import this propaganda into that population to say if you agree or you don't, that is what my colleague is saying here. that's what some of these new educational
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politicians are trying to are trying to impose on children on young children. and all that's going to do is continue dividing the population because one thing has happened from this they, they claim to be the moral high ground. it claims to be the beacon of truth, but all it's doing is dividing. people confuse the children and wanting children to turn against each other. i don't even know what just happened. that was a very interesting soliloquy. again, we're not trying to tear people apart from each other. truth is truth. if truth is going to hurt people that's on, on the people, and what you just heard in this very myopic and silly a soliloquy is that it's some sort of political motivation. truth just is, is, is truth. you cannot deny what has happened in this country. what is happening in this country. and you cannot deny that this country was founded in an image and an lens of benefiting white people at the expense of other people. and that's just a fact you can absolutely talk and teach about history and about what's happened in
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this country. them the heretic, things of laboring without having to completely de, do as completely unravel the fabric and the foundations of this country's history. but, but you know, when it comes to truth migrant and we are so far from when that used to mean it's not a relative term. france has registered europe's highest ever daily spike in coven cases, with 200000 in the past 24 hours. the health ministers describing it as a title wave with more. here's our tooth pulse here. the latest announcement is certain concerning, not only to france, but here across europe. as you correctly mentioned, the french health minister announcing that france has crossed the threshold of more than 200000 people, testing positive for covert in the last 24 hours. if you break that down, it's 2 french people testing positive every 2nd for 24 hours. including day time and nighttime, the actual figures,
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208000. now the french minister made that announcement while he was motivating to turn the mandatory health passed into a vaccination pass. in other words, people will have to show proof of vaccination if they're to enter any kind of public spaces, bars, restaurants, and cultural venues. at the same time, the health minister spoke about galloping circulation and said, these kind of figures make you dizzy. if you're able to do them in music about the oma conversion, but it's not just to waive any money, given the numbers we are recording, it's a tidal wave. tonight's figures show the continuous increase. it makes you dizzy. now, 5000000 people in france have not as of yet received the vaccination. the health minister ascribing to primarily 2 reasons. he says the one group is people who are far away from information and potentially far away from any kind of vaccination sites. and the number of people that fall into this category is hard to determine. but then there's another group of people who are against, against the vaccine,
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whatever comes and here, turning a health past into a vaccination pass is not going to help them. these are people who believe that covered doesn't exist, that the vaccine can, can kill a person. and there is no way to try and convince these. and he faxes, fonts now has the highest number of covert positive people per day in europe. it's hospitals are already struggling to deal with people who have been admitted with the previous delta strain. and so they are increasing concerns that although the army can so far seems mulder. but certainly we are going to witness frances health services being pushed to the limit as that is it for me? i will be back in about, let's say $34.00 and a half minutes with another full infection. you say with our children. mm hm.
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at the end of every year across stock, answer some of your many questions. not surprisingly, many of your questions, concerns politics, the current international situation, and whether we should trust legacy median. we'll do our best to answer as many questions as we can. one of the worst ever mess shootings in america was in las vegas in 2017. the tragedy explodes a little of the real las vegas where many say elected officials are controlled by casino owners. the dank is shooting revealed wet deal. vm, p d really is. and now it's part of the stand machine. most of the american public barely remembers that it happens. that just shows you the power of money and las vegas. the powerful showed that true colors when the pandemic hit the most contagious contagion that we've seen in decades. and then you have a mayor who doesn't care. so here's care on goodman, offering the lives of the vegas residence. to be the control group to the shiny
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facades conceal a deep indifference to the people who lives could have been saved if they were to take an action. absolutely, keep the registering and keep the slot machines doing in vegas as a money machine is a huge cash register that is ran by people who don't care about people's lives. being lawson who all is driven by dreamers shaped banks, concur some of those with, ah, there's things we dare to ask in
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a or this is room both the one business show you can't afford to miss. i've been why filling in, in atlanta coming up oil prices are climbing yet again, as omnia con, concerns have been countered by falling us, supplied straight ahead. we discuss recent developments in 2022 forecasts with an expert in that sector. and as inflation continues to slam the global recovery, the other sector has been one of the hardest hitting industry. later on, we'll bring the impact on car sales and to say to be ongoing semiconductor shortage . and as we approach a 2 year mark of the pandemic outbreak, new data shows that nearly 100000000 people, 100000000, have been thrown in the poverty during that time. we have a patch show today. let's dive right in. and we begin with
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a look at those soaring oil prices that we've been seeing for the last year, a year behind us now as we headed to $1022.00, there are huge concerns, not only about the cost of oil heating, oil, and gasoline, but also what will happen with those prices as we move into the new year. so here's where we stand right now. the omni cron variant has really not impacted oil prices . in fact, oil prices did decline on wednesday. even after government data showed that u. s. crude and fuel inventories fell offsetting worries that rising corona virus cases might reduce demand. here's what that means. omni kron has not impacted oil prices by reducing demand, and yet the price continues to go well, it continues decline, and a big part of that. how about this word, inflation, to give you an idea of just how bad inflation has been when it comes to energy and the energy market, or maybe it's the other way around. the price of gasoline is up 58 percent. the
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cost of heating oil is up over 34 percent. as we headed to 2022 oil prices look like they very most likely may climb to up to a $100.00 a barrel. yes, we're not far away from hitting that mark unless the biden administration, of course, decides to change course, maybe not just on one level, but possibly on several. so i thought about this with kirk edward i. he is a former chair of the permian basin petroleum association. kurt, great to have you with us. like you been so absolutely looking back in 2021. okay. we know that obviously that year was what they called great inflation expansion. right. this is unlike anything that we have seen in the last 40 years in this country in terms of inflation, has been pretty incredible. a couple numbers that i want to take a look at it here in november, consumer inflation was up 6.8 percent. that is the highest, it's been since 1982 and energy prices. they are a major root cause of that. are they not will bid just think about this to


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