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hey jennifer, this is a real possibility of good to see violation, and that's something most of us wouldn't want to wells transparently. but we must live with surveillance with headline stories this our western media abandon the principle of leaving politics all itself sports with more mongering commentary to the for the beijing winter olympics, kicked off also ahead you just come up and say this and expect us to believe it without you showing a shred of evidence that it's actually through the u. s. state department spokesperson is grill by journalist for failing to provide evidence for a sensational s. u. s. claim that russia is preparing up the old, blind, a pretext to invade ukraine on them to you. k,
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i. so the electricity bills are about to store by more than 50 percent after the regulator lifts up. price potentially lunging millions of people with choosing between feeding with or heating it. this is another increase this another bird and government should look into it. citizen with just a few moments into a brand new day here in moscow on that 1st weekend of the month, saturday, february, the 5th to welcome to the news update on our b. 2022, beijing winter. olympic games officially begun with the opening ceremony earlier on friday, marking the start of the event. but rather than celebrate a global sporting spectacle, bringing together some of the best athletes on this planet. western commentators
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seem to want to talk war and politics instead. russia has a mass more than a 100000 troops on 3 sides of ukraine. us officials have threatened severe sanctions if russia makes them move those specially in the live of almost bar call them please do the media and everyone involved to stay away from politics during the 4th. particularly in respect to athletes, participating in their games. these calls have been disregarded by some media outlets with a clear hyping up war attempts for war and escalating political situation in ukraine. even before the opening ceremony was over, several pundits ran the headlines. something like a limbic war games seems that the entire focus is on the political situation. in light of the crisis in ukraine, journalists representing western media out. that's also a full t jokes online. during the opening ceremony, politics olympics and avoidable these days. it seems, and we of course,
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no political boy caught from a number of states like us, canada, australia and the united kingdom in light of what they called, genocide against population of john province. there were even headlines like genocide games as well. and even fun parts of the aging olympics, like robotic devices, robotic serving drinks and food here at the press center in beijing are branded by some media outlets at the still be. and we like to think that at a time in the world comes together, drops the politics and we celebrate the athletes. the people worked so hard to be there for the athletes themselves. we imagine that they would want to be focused on their sports on, on winning metals and doing the best they can and to represent their country. but inevitably, there are going to be politics that sneak into the games, you know, and here we have the media in the united states. wanting to do really drive that home. we really want to create tensions between the ukraine and russia,
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wanting to insert united states into that. that's just what american media does. all this comes from wanting to hype up the conflicts or the living conflict, as they want to say in ukraine, and to distract from what's happening in this country. what do they do? well, let's start talking about world war 3. let's start talking about going to war with russia. that is something that can certainly distract from the failures that's happening in this country. and the media is very happy to do that for the administration. having a little more fuel to the fire is the fact that i o. c has recently lightened its rules when it comes to expressing political views during the olympics. previously, athletes who are completely banned from doing it. now they're only banned from doing a during metal theory. money, but they are free to do it in the field a flight unless it interferes with the actual process of sport. so we are in
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probably for a roller coaster ride of olympic here, and i'm here to cover everything, and i will bring you all the latest update has i get the engaging alexia, rush, f, t r t, reporting from aging. and on the subject of media war mongering, british tabloid, the sun has published the story and what it calls ukraine's deadliest female sniper accompanied by unconfirmed footage of her allegedly murdering russian separatists. she things in the video that she will quote, without hesitation on remorse, kill again. if putin invades ukraine, even though she believes an invasion will not be ordered, she apparently thinks russia's true buildup is pressure and intimidation was a pleasure to welcome live on to the program for us marine corps intelligence officer, or ther and analyst, scott ritter. hi scott. so just that last point of by the female, ukrainian sniper who allegedly shoots russian separate is dead,
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she felt the cold kill again of putting invades is this part of a glow growing trend of glorifying the ukrainian median western western me the military? it's certainly an attempt to create a narrative, the fiction based narrative. i my dad, she's not a sniper. yes. and killed anybody on the evidence that was put forward by the sun is demonstrably false. i mean, i've done this and those aren't any optics i've ever seen. i don't know how she connected her, her scope night vision capable spoke to a recording device. you know. ready and did that, the artificially superimposed, you know, bargaining? no, it's a joke. um, you know, unfortunately the vast majority of people who read the newspaper and, you know, they take it at face value. this is, this is simple propaganda, pure and simple. it's about your shaping
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a public narrative and in the u. k. and by extension, i guess any place to picks up that story, but i can guarantee there's not a serious sniper qualified individual out there who takes the story. search it along this on this point, say we're some of the close ties to the reality of war. how important is it to ensure transparency about the actual life of the cylinder as opposed to what you've just described there, essentially glorification? well, i mean i, i think it's, if you want to avoid war and i would hope that all parties that are, are involved in the current crisis when to avoid conflict. you should be extraordinarily transparent about the reality of war. and in the, in the costs of war and not seek to glamorize or glorify, you know, killing cats. she been a real sniper and been this effective. she wouldn't be alive today. there's counter cyber fire. there's counter battery fire. she would, she's not
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a professional by the way. she was you know, the most amazingly skilled volunteer in the world that creates this distinction. it's this fan based fiction. war is heroic. war is glamorous. i mean, look at her beauty and, and in wars glorious in the victory can be had. if you just persevere the killings . okay. and it good cause it's a very dangerous thing because it imbues a psychology that's so far removed from the reality of conflict as to make conflict . more likely. there's been highly politicized commentary coming from western media as well on the beijing winter olympic games about russian aggression, chinese human rights violations, and so on. is the media scott, in your eyes, deliberately actually going out of their way to try and stir things up? absolutely. first of all, understand that this, this is the campaign that began well before the olympics. and the media is using
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the olympic look. this is china's, you know, they're, they're on the world stage right now they're, they've opened up their country. this is their moment to shine. and we're, we're in a stage in the global history where there is a, a perception of war between china and the united states. so between russia, china, united states and its allies about, you know, which model is, is the better model, the, the, russian, he's a law based international order, or the american lead rules based international order. so, you know, this is going on and, and in china right now has the spotlight. and of course china being in control of the olympics is going to spin this spotlight so that they looked very good in the west read his job right now is to tear china down at home. it of it with greatest cost that's going to seek less emphasis on the good things to try to does a lot of emphasis on the allegations about human rights,
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weaker termination. there was interesting moment this week, the i o. c president saying that if athletes want to express political views, they shouldn't fear a punishment from china. that was after chinese officials warned against them doing that. could his statement, thomas bach statement, actually encourage people to politicize the games further? way it is a matter of could it, it will encourage people to politicize these games. it's a, it's a challenge. he's throwing a garment down before the chinese because nothing will make the chinese olympics self destruct quicker. then the imagery, a chinese police, intimidating beating up or arresting olympic athletes for the crime of freedom of speech. the olympics are supposed to transcend this nonsense. i mean, look, there, you know, i don't, we don't live in a, in a, in a utopia where we pretend that there isn't differences among nation. and i'm not
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sitting here saying that china is all right. the west is all wrong. no, not at all. what i am saying those at the limping the olympics supposed to be above the tray. and if they have the i o. c, chairman, drag the olympic games down into this muck of allegation, politicized attacks, etc, is, is disturbing in, in the long run. it's only going to do harm to the olympics game. it's not going to change. change china's mind. it's not going to change anybody's opinion on china. all it's going to do is destroy the the integrity of the olympics. scott, appreciate your take. thank you very much. scott read our former us marine cord intelligence officer, author, and on the list. things well, staying up with the ukranian cries as rushes accusing washington of making things up again. that's after the u. s. alleged moscow was preparing a full flag off in ukraine in order to create a pretext for an invasion. but the problem is
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a lack of evidence for the latest claim that has left some journalist confused as our t saskia taylor report. fuss. they promised a new year invasion. then they said it was too muddy for tanks and the kremlin was holding off until the ground froze. then they decided that an invasion was indeed, imminent. putin as a lot of options available to him. if he wants to further invade ukraine, and he can execute some of those options imminently, when we said it was eminent, it remains imminent. but again, we can't make a prediction of what decision president putin will make. then after some thought, no, actually it wasn't. we said he couldn't bade at any time, that's true. we still don't know. these made a decision. you're not describing it. i haven't in over a week. the white house, notably, did not use the word imminent in terms of invasion. is that prospective change at all? so i, i think there's been some confusion around this because we've always been consistent that i, in so far as we know, vladimir putin has not made
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a final decision. so until and unless he makes a final decision to invade, this will not be imminent though. lawmakers on the hill apparently didn't get the memo. it seems that you asked us can't make up its mind on russia's plan to take you crane. despite people on the ground, by telling them to lay off the hysteria, there are signals even from respected leaders of states. they just say that to morrow there will be war. this is jack. how much does it cost for our state? but as is tradition, america has decided it knows that so what's going on in far away lands and how can it not panic when there's no hard evidence proving that russia's new plan is to make a film complete with st. corpses, mourners and nato drones. as a pretext for this imminent, but not quite invasion. what is the evidence that you have that suggests that that, that the worsens are even planning with matt. i'm not saying that they're not, but you just come out and say this and expect those to still to,
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to believe it without you showing a shred of evidence that it's actually true. all of them, when i asked or what anyone else us, what's the information you said? well, i just gave it to you, which was just you making a statement. we do so we declassify information only when we're confident in that information. if you doubt, if you doubt the credibility of u. s. government, of the british government, of other governments and wanna, you know, find solace and information that the russians are putting out. that is, that is for you to do. now as part of the build up to the u. s. is release of moscow's epic block buster washington's been promising for weeks that the russians are up to something a bit special. the irony of the u. s. state department talking of fabrications is palpable. we are not surprised by the new creative scenario outlined by the press secretaries of the u. s. department state and the u. s. department of defense on february, the 3rd about russia's alleged preparation of an operation under
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a false flag against ukraine. this is typical of united states. the international community remembers the forgeries, the u. s. use for their military interventions around the world, including the well known vial of calling pow oh yes we, when man by the u. s. is backed up by solid evidence pretext to invade to rock and the subsequent north of almost 200000 civilian lives. but do we also remember how and why the white house paid a p. r firm over $500000000.00? back in 2016. the work consist to the 3 types of products. the 1st was television commercials portraying al qaeda in a negative light. the 2nd was news items which were made to look as if they had been created by a big tv. the 3rd and most sensitive program was the production of fake al qaeda propaganda. films u. s. marines would take the cd on patrol and drop them in the chaos when they rated targets. yes, net price at the state department would know exactly what
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a false flag operation looks like for the war hawks in d. c. though it's not even the thought of a possibly imminent war that keeps them up at night. no, it's not. they weren't managed to get best sanctions in a row before it possibly starts. i am concerned that mister putin's timetable is different than ours, and he may well move before we can get this done. meanwhile, news of the cremins hollywood debut has provided next an opportunity for the u. k. and the u. s. is special relationship to evolve. turns out they've got a lot more in common than they thought, because biden would much rather talk about ukraine in the context of russian aggression than in the context of laptops, cocaine, nepotism, and abuse of power. and burress. while boasting comes a lot easier to bow than apologizing for a legal booth ups at number 10, i think if you look at what we've been doing for the last 2 or 3 months, the u. k has be way out in front, in making sure that people respond. yes,
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the ukraine crisis has been kind to them both keeping us spiraling ratings in the shadows. what did they say? never let a good crisis go to waste false flag or knobs u. k. homes are being asked yet again to dig deeper into their pockets. energy bills for british high schools are said to increase by an average of $700.00 pounds a year after the national regulator lifted a price cup. it's raised the spectre of mass fuel poverty. now the time when energy firms are cashing in on near record prices are t. shoddy, adverse dusty picks up the story. if the eating or hating dilemma wasn't bad enough people in britain and now worry, they might not be able to do either. that's as the energy price capital rise by 54 percent in april to just shy of 2000 pounds. of course it worries me because you know, as a worker and govern worker,
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we don't have enough salary. and if this is another increase, that's another burden. think we're paying too much for our energy. i can't imagine me like a risk choosing between feeding myself or my family or heating tens of millions of households will face paying 693 pounds more. making bills almost double what they were just a year ago. the changes will have a chilling effect on people's finances, so the government has unveiled the support package. but what we can do is take the sting out of a significant points shop for millions of families by making sure that increase in prices is smaller initially, and spread over a longer period. as we come out of coal, we face a real cost of living, crunch, particularly in energy. and the government has to help people. so what richie has announced is a 9000000000 pound package to help people with the cost of their energy. and then
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$27000000.00 households will benefit from a council tax rebate with $150.00 pounds and then a $200.00 pound loan on top of that. and while that may sound reasonable, it's actually somewhat limited to next bargain includes a discount on pills worth $200.00 pounds only. it's not a freebie, it will have to be repaid and 40 pounds installment. because if the bill is going up by more than $200.00 pounds, so it's going to make some difference. and let's say find other mechanism. not sufficient needs to be at least on just 5 on the regulators. calculation is based on soaring gas prices due to a high global demand, but the brits are paying for it only care this. u. k. gas exports have doubled in a year. it will probably come as a surprise to many people that when gas as i watering the expensive gas exports from britain to the continent have been unusually high. the reason is very simple.
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the gas doesn't belong to britain or the british people. it's extracted by commercial companies that sell to the highest bidder, wherever that may be, even if brits are in dire need. actually, the energy cap announcement came on the same day as show was celebrating, a 14 fold rise and profit amid soaring prices for gas with shareholders lining up for a bumper pay day. 2021 was a momentous year for show. well, the energy priced cap may lead you to believe there's some sort of deficit. actually, the market is so lucrative. the government hasn't wasted a moment yet another oil field to be approved. meanwhile, the energy companies don't even have to pay a winful tax. so the price caps, or $693.00 pounds for dual fuel homes to 1971 pounds, making energy on affordable to millions. why the hell is it the government considering the windfall tax on runaway north c profits? he's not asking the oil and gas companies who are making the most of all this to be
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a single penny towards this needs to be addressed and the government should look at it. so doesn't look so much positive uncalled for i think in the companies that given the choice they're making money, they go to that. well, it seems like horror still from a gas bills would be cheaper post cracks. it was just smoke and mirrors because for the poor in the u. k, the cost of living squeeze is as bad as fit, although the worst is yet to come. charge edwards dashti, o t. london. and indeed, it's not just energy bill is going through the roof and the u. k. overall, inflation is us 3 decade high newspapers are running on the conservative government and apparently so we're the prime minister's own aids with 5 in short succession handing in their resignations. we spoke with angus mcneil from the scottish
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national party. he believes the writings on the wall for the pm john to like get rewarded ducks back. unfortunately for the johnson, the doubles of the duty party of this is sort of the guys that used to tickled, and i don't know about maybe toppling up a little bit and finding the spine. so i think the letter should be going in the feeling that it's more pronounced over the last 2448 hours about as jones's time as number. and he's really hitting the nail into is already well nailed. kaufman bought us. johnson isn't the one that he's done some crazy things all the time. not least exit, of course, but it's not really very good for people in the u. k. just came out of a decade of charity at cooper, a universal candidate cuts. national students raises that food and energy prices going up. there's a lot of issues out there and bought us. johnson is a distraction to all these big issues. canadian truckers protesting against the cobra vaccine mandates have partially lifted
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a blockade. now some us border crossings. the protesters have opened up one lane in each direction of the main border checkpoint in alberta. now they're part of assume named freedom con voice, funding caliber piling pressure on the government to east coast restriction. around 15 percent of canadian truckers, your own box and needed. and under current rules, they are required to quarantine for 2 full weeks after arriving back from the u. s . meanwhile, such as the border truckers have set up a facebook page and solidarity with their can navy and colleagues. although it was with li, blocked jeremy. why did facebook take down your page? mm censorship. that's fine us. and it's not just facebook that go fund me website has blocked donations to the drivers side thing legal issues that campaign had received around $10000000.00 canadian dollars for the convoy. more than was raised for the countries major political parties in the last quarter of 2021 county
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cody, a canadian conservative party member to me earlier worrying precedent has being said by private companies trying to restrict the is going to beat has been invited to the house of commons to discuss things. and the convoy have their lawyers and accounts looking at everything. there's a lot of censorship that's going on. they seem to want to have one narrative. and if you are a question that narrative or disagree with that narrative, or you just have a difference of opinion, you're shut down, the administrators, i have been in contact with. and they turned off their personal pages. they're not able to access their personal facebook pages and some of these amends user facebook for business purposes. and they have personal information, photographs that they can't access and facebook will not allow them to be up and running. and since it uses their addresses, and there are serial numbers on their phones, they're unable to create
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a new account to move forward on facebook with their business. people involved in the convoy, what's their mood after days? all of this on on constant opposition from the media from government. so many truckers have traveled to like 1000 miles to have their voices heard and instead of being hurt, we have a prime minister that is not speaking to them. instead as being a saying, a lot of hateful, discriminatory comments about these truckers and that just for the divide to segregates community and our country. and at this point, the whole purpose of the con boy is to move forward united country and make sure that we have a resolution that is successful. so that we can actually continue. protests are also ongoing in the canadian capital also of the media coverage. both domestic gun international has been largely negative with headlines accusing truckers of quote, paralyzing the capital on locals. are afraid to go outside a youtube and counted it for the people's party of comma seize the media,
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is taking the bottom from the government in its sharing of quote, delusional coverage. i can't speak for the government and the government is not speaking for themselves. the government have absconded from their duties, they literally fled the capital and they're not talking with the convoy. they're not even talking to the convoy. they're just talking about the convoy and they're spouting off. what are the most egregious lies imaginable? and the problem is that a lot of people don't really understand what's going on on the ground to know the degree to which they're being lied. just intruder comes out the other day and puts out a tweet, saying that the convoy has been displaying racism, anti black racism, anti semitism transfer via it's delusional stuff. it's delusional. demonizing, the media which is subsidized by the government is running with it, is repeating it. and i've got to say it could not be further from the truth. if you,
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if you, if you wanted to lie, you couldn't lie better. okay, another story that bring you today. facebook's user base is shrinking for the 1st time ever now, and it's part of a dumping or on the company's ambitious plans for a so called messer verse dummy armstrong has been following developments and he picks up the story. losing login uses for the 1st time in their history to the tune of 500000 fewer loggins every day. that's according to the company's own reports that were published on wednesday for the last 3 months of 2021. just to break that down into figures, it's to 1930000000 logins today. you know, even though that is around a quarter of the entire will population, it has precipitated a problem. it's in share to the tune of 26 percent and his wife, $200000000000.00 worth of the facebook parent company. mesa, which of course owns instagram and what's up and he's headed by the facebook. c o found the increase amongst a big now market big has seen
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a hit to his personal wealth, to the tune of around $29000000000.00. now for a man who's with close to $107000000000.00, that's going to affect him as much as lossless change is going to affect me and you look a bit because come up with his own excuses as regards to decline. he says it correlates with the rising popularity of tick tock. he's also blamed apples privacy changes. that's something that's going to cause facebook around $10000000000.00 per year, or something that they've fought for months. it gives, uses the choice to start facebook keeping tabs on the online movement book that has been a little bit of scrutiny as to whether these excuses stand up from zak a big of course these, these figures capital of a terrible, 2021 for facebook. it's been my it in controversy and scandal. the last few months to 2021 is also when the facebook, former employee whistleblower fancies, how can release thousands of harmful documents calling for external supervision. after alleging facebook was ignoring its obligations to do something about the
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negative effects, it has on mental health in teens and failing to censor is a speech. and there needs to be a regulatory home where someone like me could do a tour of duty after working at a place like this. and have a place to work on things like regulation to bring that information out to the oversight boards that have the right to do oversight, regulatory agency within the federal government. yes. now, the democrats latso, per how guns demands, mainly because they fell conveniently in line with their own grievances against big tech they faced, but was also bashed from the republicans that was because they thought they're going against free speech by banning prominent political figures. namely, for me, you as president donald trump, look a bit has rubbish that idea. he said that it's a convenient excuse. it's a calculated effort to tarnish his company. but it also led to him re branding facebook. you want to keep up to date with his story. he took part, he dot com, incidentally on facebook, twitter, and in scums. well. well,
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we also spoke with justin, robert young, host of the politics, politics, politics, podcast. he thinks the methods used by facebook to get people who are no longer working, 98 percent of how facebook makes money. and now meta makes money is by facebook ads to prioritize there being as much real estate as possible. meaning that you are staying on the site for as long as you can. they have prioritized controversial posts as opposed to post that might make people feel good about being on their platform. that's great when everything is, is booming. you continue to make sure that you are able to sell as many ads as possible because there are more eyeballs on your site. but i do think that it is it a wall in terms of people just not enjoying their time on facebook? it's where you fight with your family, which is not a.


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