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ah, ah, with this ours headline stories, western media bonding principle of leaving politics out of sports, war mongering commentary to the for the beijing winter olympics kick off also ahead . you just come out and say this to expect us to believe it without you showing a shred of evidence that is actually true. the u. s. state department spokes person is grill by journalists for failing to provide evidence for a sensationalist us claim that russia is preparing a false flag attack as a pretext to invade you trade in the u. k. i. so the electricity bills are about the sort by more than 50 percent after the regulator lifts up price
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gap, potentially plunging millions of people into fuel. i don't imagine my theory choosing between feeding myself more timely or heating it. this is another increase . there's another bird in government with must go to the world. this is art. pleasure to have your company today. my name's union on the 2022 beijing winter. olympic games officially begun with the opening ceremony on friday, marking the start at the event. but rather than celebrate global sporting spec to golf, bringing together some of the best athletes on the planet. western commentators seem to want to talk more on politics instead. russia has a mass more than
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a 100000 troops on 3 sides of ukraine. us officials have threatened severe sanction in russia makes the move, especially in the light of almost bar, call them please to the media and everyone involved to stay away from politics during the 4th. particularly in respect to athletes, participating in the games. these calls have been disregarded by some media outlets with a clear hyping up off war potential war and accolades and political situation in ukraine. even before the opening ceremony was over several pundits around 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 outlets of ultimate, filthy jokes online during the opening ceremony politics and olympics, and avoidable these days. it seems, and we of course know a political boy called from a number of states like us, canada,
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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 off the beijing olympics, like robotic devices, robotic starting drinks and food. here at the press center in beijing are branded by some media outlets as dystopian. we like to think that at a time when the world comes together, drops to politics and we celebrate the athletes. the people who work so hard to be there for the athletes themselves. 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, wanting to insert united states into that. that's just what american media does.
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all this comes from wanting to hype up the conflict 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. it's very happy to do that for the administration. adding 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 it 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 probably for a roller coaster ride of olympics here, and i'm here to cover everything and i will bring you all the latest update has i
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get it here in virginia. lexi rush, f t r t reporting from aging. and on the subject of the media war mongering british tabloid, the sun has published a story and what it calls ukraine's deadliest female sniper need by on confirm footage of her allegedly murdering russian separatists. she said in the video that she will quote, without hesitation and remorse kayla again put in the page ukraine. even though she believes on the invasion will not be ordered. she apparently thinks russia's trip build up on russian soda must be uttered as pressure intimidation. or we discuss the issue of former us marine corps, unless scott ritter. well, there's no doubt that it was published to set up an agenda that is to to cheap in russian life and to glorify the taking of russian life if you want to avoid war. and i would hope that all parties that are involved in the current
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crisis want to avoid conflict, or you should be extraordinarily transparent about the reality of war. and in the, in the course of board, and not seek to glamorize or glorify, you know, killing. 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 a public narrative. and that's as rush is a curious washington of making things up. again. it's after the u. s allege moscow was preparing a full flag up in ukraine to create a pretext for an invasion. the lack of evidence for the latest claim has also left some journalists confused as our t. saskia taylor takes us through 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,
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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 could invade 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 perspective changed or i 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 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,
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there are signals even from respected leaders of states. they just say that to morrow there will be war. this is panic. 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 suggested that the russians are even planning with matt? i'm not saying that they're not, but you just come out and say this and expect those just to, to believe it without you showing a shred of evidence that it's actually true or them. when i asked or what anyone else us, what's the information you said, why 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,
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of the british government, of other governments and wanna, you know, find solace and information that are 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 of state and the u. s. department of defense on february, the 3rd about russia's alleged preparation of an operation under 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 colin powell. oh, yes, we remember the u. s. is backed up by solid evidence pretext to invade to rock and
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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 dick 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 a false flag operation looks like for the war hawks in d. c. though it's not even the thought of a possibly eminent war that keeps them up at night. no, it's not. they won't manage to get best sanctions in a row before it possibly stotts. i'm concerned that mister putin's time table is
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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. that 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 booz 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 been way out in front in making sure that people respond. yes, 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. britain's are
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being asked yet again to dig deeper into their pockets energy bills for you. k high schools are set to increase by an average of $700.00 pounds a year after the national regulator lifted a price cap. now it's raised the specter of mass fuel poverty at a time when energy firms are cashing in on near record prices. artie shaw the edwards dusty picks up the story for us. if the eating or hating die, lemme wasn't bad enough people in britain and i worry they might not be able to do either that says the energy price capital rise by 54 percent in april to just shy of 2000 pounds cores. it worries me because, you know, as a worker and governance worker, 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 the feeding myself and my family or heating tens of millions
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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 a 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 price if it's 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 $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 blog and includes a discount on. bill's worth. $200.00 pounds, only. it's not
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a freebie. it will have to be repaid and 40 pounds installment because i think the bill is going up by more than $200.00 pounds. so it's gonna make some difference in, let's say, find other mechanisms not sufficient needs to be at least one, just 5. and the regulators calculation is based on soar and gas prices due to a high global demand. but the brits are paying for it only can this, you can 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, 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 shall we're celebrating a 14 fold rise and profit amid soaring prices for gas with shareholders lining up
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for a bumper pay day. 2021 was amend this year for show. while the energy price 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 for yet another oil field to be approved. meanwhile, the energy companies don't even have to pay a windfall tax, so the price kept sore, $693.00 pounds for dual fuel homes to 1971 pounds, making energy on affordable to millions. why the hell isn't 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 a single penny tools, this needs to be addressed and the government should look at it. so doesn't look for citizens are so much targeted, uncalled for i think when companies are given the choice they're making money,
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they go to that. well, it seems like forest bills would be cheaper post specs. it was just low, couldn't mirrors because 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 dash d o t london on it's not just energy bill is going through the roof and the u. k. overall inflations of a 30 year high newspapers are running on the conservative governments on apparently so we're the prime minister's own age. with 5, in short succession handing in their resignations, we spoke with august mcneil, from the scottish national party. he believes the writings on the wall for the pm, but it's also likely to be what out of a dark spike unfortunately for bothers johnson, public doves of the tony party, a sort of the guy used to tell them that under the ballot maybe toppling up a little bit and finding the spine, so i have the letter, she'll be going into feeling that more pronounced
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a over the last 2448 hours about as jones's time is numbered and he's really hitting the nail and do all already. well nailed kaufman bought us johnson isn't a mess. no wonder he's done some tv things all the time. not respects it, of course, but it's not really very good for people in the u. k. i'm just coming off a decade of a steady it cool. with universal kind of cuts and national and shootings rises, food and energy prices, boone up, there's a lot of issues that i'm bought as johnson is a distraction to all these big issues. this is our t l i had facebook loses daily users for the 1st time ever. that stock lunch is in the latest in a series of setbacks for the big tech giant that's coming up on march. ah ah
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the in the ah 19 minutes into the program. welcome back. canadian truckers protesting against the coven vaccine mandates have partially lifted a blockade of 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 us, so name freedom convoy spending kind of been piling pressure on the government to ease coven restrictions around 15 percent of canadian truckers or on the vaccinated . and under current rules, they are required to parenting for 2 weeks. after arriving back from the u. s. while south of the border truckers have set up a facebook page in solids. alright, see with their navy and colleagues, although it was swiftly blow. jeremy,
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why did facebook take down your page? the censorship minus on this, not just facebook, they go fund me website has blocked donations to the driver's citing legal issues. the 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. connie cody canadian conservative party member, told me earlier that a worrying precedent is being set by private companies trying to restrict them the go find me is going to be, 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
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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 says it uses their addresses. and there are serial numbers on their phones. they're unable to create a new account to move forward on facebook with their business. people involved in the convert, what's 3rd 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 heard, 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 convoy is to move forward,
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unite our country and make sure that we have a resolution that is successful so that we can actually continue protests are also on going in the canadian capital also uh um the media coverage both domestic and international has been largely negative with headlines accusing truckers of quote, paralyzing the capital on locals. afraid to go outside but i'm happy to welcome live onto the program notion. tell back mention till is freedom convoy facebook minister, welcome to you and i believe your facebook page has been taken done. you can maybe fill us in on the details of touch on tell. i'm just a larger picture here. it seems like the tech giant has used it's, i suppose, at the editorial muscle to try and disrupt the movement. how much of a challenge as not being well the censorship out here is absolutely unbelievable that the mainstream media out here does not tell the real story of what is going on
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. and they are not. all of canadians who want to have a say are, know they have to be super peaceful. they're all very, very peaceful. there's no violence. we are unified. when it came down to the facebook page, there was probably, i'm one of the 10 admins for the page. we all said moderators, but for the admins, i got my facebook page, not only it's not on, i'm not in jail, a facebook job, i'm permanently deleted. i cannot access facebook on my phone. i tried to create a new account. i did. it's like they're tracking my phone and we never incited anything but peace and unity. and we just want to like to have a saying what's going on. so i'm not part of the mean. i'm not, i'm not a while, but all across canada. there are so many people who would just like to have a say, and we're very peaceful people like this isn't a gang, this isn't violent at all. so it's, it's frustrating that we can't speak. i went into
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a corner store the other day and i was a key kids. did you are, what do you guys think about what's going on and kids some the kids don't even know, because all they're saying on mainstream media out here is that they're just terrible. terrible, violet, o annoying shantelle. the mainstream media has indeed been one of the biggest critics of the process. you can see that from, from reading the articles. how hopeful are you of a positive end to the stand off? if the press, the government are all opposing the protest. we have other ways cation like, we have alternative media. we are powered by, by love and wanting our children, and our grandchildren, to have a wonderful future we, they can say what they want. but it's, it's unfortunate because because of the extension, some people are getting the right information and so they're just blinded the blatantly lines where they didn't have enough come speak with that and come to a resolution just briefly on the go from me page being suspended. do
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you think that's a decision that was, that was made that was taken outside. the company has political pressure for stuff to happen. i'm not involved in that, but i do. yeah. yeah. 100 percent. yeah. they don't want any thing good to come out of this. they're making up yeah. yeah. ok. and just some of the, the, the dissenting, the opposing voice as to what the truckers are trying to do. and they say that it's a lot of a lot of people who maybe you wouldn't want to be connected with have, have drawn on to the protest because they, they want to make their feelings felt against the government. and they're just using the truck protest to do that. is there a danger of this becoming a rallying cry just for anybody who doesn't like this? they cut the movement to lose focus. no right now, there are very much, this is, this is our lives. this is our businesses, this is our community. there, there we are. there is no tolerance of anything but peaceful,
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peaceful being able to speak our voices. so yeah, it's like the last question to ask right now because now that like i don't, i don't know, i'm not there, but i do know that everything is so everyone's working together. they're working to help the, the homeless cleaning up the streets, bringing like the amount of unity is so over like, man, grown man are crying because of the piece and the love it's out there. so this all painted picture. i don't know who to associate with what that they're that they're saying isn't it? that's not what's going on. that's not what this movement is. it's not, it's clearly an emotional issue for you though this is something deeply felt. and so i want to know how you feel when you hear somebody like an auto, a city counsellor, diane deans, from the liberal party describe the truckers as mercenaries, not could that actually do the opposite to what she's, she's thinking could actually draw in supporters. maybe those her is sitting on the
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fence opposed to such inflammatory language being used. the whole idea right there, race says massage is group and stuff like i just, i can't, i'm not talking about anymore. is it isn't that at all. it isn't that one tiny bit, you know, go on and see. there's people walking around day to day out on lives, on facebook, showing that thousands of people, you know, cleaning up the streets like it's not there, it's narrative that they're trying to make the world think is real and it's not working. it's not what, what's the overall picture then shantelle, do you think in clumping down on the truckers the government's inadvertently created more grass roots support for them? yeah, absolutely. when the government doesn't want to listen to the people that's a, that's not good. yeah, we're not free and it isn't just an audit what we have convoys and in all of the cities. and there's people at our winnipeg,
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legislative building. stan, they're going to listen to us please. we need to have a say. so they are here for the long run. are they there? they're coming in here. yeah. yes. because what we can, you can't just walk away from that. why don't they address these things? you know. ok. yeah, getting a whole all grassroot people, but the problem is, is they're all there is the wrong narrative and false media showing that we've we, we got to leave their decided for time, but we do thank you very much for coming in the program, sharing your thoughts with us, and we'll check back with you if that's ok as well. and just to see how things are going shantelle bachman, a freedom convoy facebook administrator live in rti. thank shantelle. bye everyone . these loved guys, ah, my facebook user base is shrinking for the 1st time ever. now let's put a dumpster on the company's ambitious plans for a so called method versed on the armstrong us history. losing login uses for the
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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 $1930000000.00 logins per day. you know, even though that is around a quarter of the entire will population, it has precipitated a plummet 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 mom is a big, has seen 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
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with the rising popularity of take talk. he's also blamed apples privacy changes. that's something that's going across 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 a big of course, these, these figures capital of a terrible 2021 for facebook has been my it in controversy and scandal. the last few months at 2021. and also when the facebook, former employee, whistleblower frances, how can release thousands of harmful documents calling for external supervision after alleging facebook with ignoring get obligations to do something about the negative effects. it has on mental health in teens and failing to sensor is a speech and there needs to be a regulatory home, or someone like me could do a tour of duty after working at a place.


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