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ah, with the media abandon the principle of leaving politics out of sport with wal mart green commentary coming to the for is that beijing winter olympics kick off? also had you just come out and say this and expect us to believe it. without you showing a shred of evidence that is actually true. the us state department spokesperson is grilled by journalist for failing to provide evidence for sensationalist us. claim that rush is preparing a 4th like attack as a pretext to invade ukraine. and over in the u. k. household electricity bills are about the solar by more than 50 percent. after the regulate, the lift, the price cut potentially plunging millions into your poverty. going to
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choosing between depleting with or heating. if this is another increase, there's another bird in government with is just going through am on saturday morning here in moscow. mine is peter scott and wherever you join us from. welcome to 30 minutes of news and analysis here in archie international. the 2022 beijing winter olympics as officially kinked off with the opening ceremony on friday, marking the start of the events rather than celebrates a global sporting spectacle. which brings together some of the best athletes on the planets. western common say to 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
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sanctions if russia makes them move. those specially in the lives 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 escalating 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 out. that's also a full t jokes online. during the opening ceremony politics and olympics and avoidable these days. it seems, and we of course know of political boy caught from a number of states like us, canada, australia and the united kingdom in light of what they called,
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genocide against population of seen john province. there were even headlines like genocide games as well. and even fun parts of the beijing olympics, like robotic devices, robotic studying, 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 in the world comes together, drops to politics, and we celebrate the athletes that people have worked so hard to be there for the app 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, wanting to insert the united states into that. that's just what american media does . all this comes from wanting to hype up the conflicts or the losing conflict,
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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. it's happening in this country. and the media is 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 it's rules when it comes to expressing political views during the olympics. previously, athletes were completely banned from doing it. now they're only banned from doing it during metal ceremony, 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 rollercoaster ride of olympics here and i'm here to cover everything and i will bring you all the latest updates as i get it in beijing. alexi rush, s t r t reporting from beijing. and while we're on the subject of media war
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mongering, british tabloid, the sun has published a story on what it calls ukraine's deadliest female sniper, accompanied by own verified footage of her allegedly murdering what she calls russian separatists in the video. she says she'll quote, without hesitation and remorse kill again. if putin invades ukraine, even though she believes an invasion will not be ordered, she apparently thinks russia's true buildup on russian soil is pressure and intimidation. we discussed the issue with former us marine corps analysts, scott ritter and he thinks the sons reports glorifies killing. well, there's no doubt it was published to set up an agenda, and 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
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in the current crisis want to avoid conflict. you should be extraordinarily transparent about the reality of war and in the, in the cause of war, and not seek to glamorize or glorify, you know, killing. unfortunately, the vast majority of people will read the newspaper and, you know, they, they take it at face value. this is, this is simple propaganda, pure and simple. it's about your shaping a public narrative. well, rushes accused washington of making things up. again. that's after the u. s alleged moscow was preparing a false flag open ukraine to create a pretext for an evasion. but the lack of evidence for the latest claim is left. some journalists scratching their heads as all the stuff gets. taylor reports, fuss, they promised a new year invasion. then they said it was too muddy for tanks and the cabinet 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,
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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 an 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 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 the u. s. just can't make up its mind on russia's plan to take ukraine, despite people on the ground, they're telling them to lay off the hysteria. there are signals even from respected
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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 better 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 suggest that that, that the worsens are even planning with matt. i mean, i'm not saying that they're not, but you just come out and say this and expect those just to believe it without you showing a shred of evidence that it's actually true. all of them. when i ask, or would anyone else us what 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 the u. s. government,
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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 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 calling poll. 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
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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 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 starts. i am concerned that mister putin's time table is different than ours, and he may well move before we can get this done. meanwhile,
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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 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 are 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. inova news. britton's had been asked yet again to dig deeper into their pockets and energy
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bills for you. k, households asserts increased by an average of 700 pounds a year. thus up to the national regulator lifted a price. gov is raised the space of mass fuel poverty and it comes at the time when energy firms are cashing in or near record. high prices are see shot here was dusty pixel. that 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, 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 here is choosing between feeding myself or my family or heating. tens of millions of households will face paying $693.00 pounds more making bills almost
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double what they were just a year ago. the changes will have a chilling effect on people's finances, so the government has unveiled support package. what we can do is take the sting out of a significant price shop for millions of families by making sure that increase in prices. 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 pills worth $200.00 pounds only. it's not a freebie, it will have to be repaid and 40 pounds installment. because if we know the bill is
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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 added on just 5 and the regulators calculation is based on soaring 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 shell was 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 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 for 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 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 so much positive uncalled for. i think when companies are given the choice they're making money, they go to that well, it seems like for us to bills would be cheaper post cracks. it was just smoke and
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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 dashti, ot london. and it's not just energy bills going through the roof in the u. k. overall, inflation is a 30 year high newspapers, a rounding on the conservative government, and apparently so the prime ministers own aids with $500.00 in their resignations, in short succession. when we spoke with angus mcneil from the scottish national party and he believes the right things on the wall for the pm. got a chance to like get rewarded over docs back. unfortunately for bother johnson with the of the to the party of this is sort of the guy used to tell them that on the ballot, maybe touching up a little bit and finding the spine. so i think the letter should be going into feeling that's more pronounced over the last 20 for 48 hours. but as john says,
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time is numbered, and he's really hitting the needle into the already well male, coughing, us, johnson isn't a mess. no wonder he's done some easy things all the time. not respects it, of course, but it's not really very good for, for people in the u. k. just give it a bit of a steady, cool, with universal credit cuts and national and students rises, food and energy prices going up. there's a lot of issues that i'm bought as johnson is a distraction to all these big issues. you're watching odds international still ahead. we examine why must media coverage of the truckers protests against kobe monday? think canada has been largely negative, not story more coming up shortly. ah, for february, ukraine continues unabated with the u. s. and
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u. k. taking the lead. however, not only 2 members are and or even ukraine is attempting to camp and expectations of an armed conflict with russia. will washington in london get their way with join me every thursday on the alex salmon? sure. i'll be speaking to guess from the world politics. sport business,
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i'm sure business. i'll see you then. ah, welcome back to the program canadian truckers protesting against a covey vaccine mandates have partially lifted a blockage of so many us border crossings. the processes of opened up one lane in each direction. the main border checkpoints in alberta, they're part. 1 of a so named freedom convoys, spawning canada, pining pressure on the government, the east coast restrictions around 15 percent of canadian truckers of unvaccinated . and under current rules there requires a quarantine for 2 weeks after arriving back from the us. meanwhile, south of the border truckers of sets up a facebook page in solidarity with their canadian colleagues. although it was swiftly blocked. jeremy, why does facebook take down your page? mm censorship,
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that's fine us. and it's not just facebook that go for me. websites suspended the convoy trucker fund at $10000000.00 a number which was raised in just a few weeks. the freedom convoys appeal over the verdict was rejected. go for me, put that decision down to police reports of violence infiltrating the movement. connie cody, a canadian conservative party member, earliest said restrictions on the truck movement sets or worrying precedents. 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 questioning 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
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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 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 thousands 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 defy to segregates community and our country. and at this point, the whole purpose of the convoy is to move forward, unite our country and make sure that we have a resolution that is successful so that we can actually continue professor, also on going in the canadian capital. also we're in the media coverage,
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both domestic and internationally has been largely negative with headlines, accusing truckers of paralyzing the capital and locals of being afraid to go outside of lago who's been trucking. the movements says the media is taking the button from the government and it's sharing of what he calls 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've 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, trans phobia. it's,
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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, if you, if you wanted to lie, you couldn't lie better. on the cross the border in america, the u. s. national security agency, the an essay has been breaking its own rules to spawn americans. that's according to the organization's own internal watchdog. in a report released on monday, the inspector general found that the n s a at abused a controversial law. the foreign intelligence surveillance act allows the governments into set communications between foreign nationals anywhere in the world without a warrant. snooping on americans without a warrant is forbidden, though, unless quote, a query is reasonably likely to return foreign intelligence information. the report concludes that the loophole has been abused. in many cases with internal rules
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bypassed. an essay whistleblower edward snowden says the practice has been going on for years. this has happened year after year since the program began. every couple years. there is a new report documenting how either an essay or f b. i violate the law routinely and how they spy on americans, but for some reason, those who claim to be so devoted to the rule of law don't seem to mind. well, william bennett, who's the original an essay whistleblower who spent 30 years out the agency says that different groups have access to information stored by the n a say. the problem is they're only talking about an essay analyst use of that data. they're not talking about f, b, i c a d o j state department or anybody else is use of that data, including the i r s who also have access to all the collection that's stored by in a say. and that's really where the violations come in. in terms of looking at u. s . u. s. communications, not just small parts, but all that almost all of phone
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e mail networks, skype and you know, chatter texting all, it's all stored in. so anybody can come in at b, i can come in and look at it and do wary and, and i say, don't even talk about that. i would point out also this to hop principle that they talk about, that is i communicate with you and you come to somebody else than there is. if i'm involved a night, they can look out to hops, where if you're involved, they can look through you. so what it means is if you contact google, for example, then you know about approximately a 1000000 people every day, look at google. so that's, that's almost in a couple of days you have the whole planet. so for 2 hops, that means they can look at anybody in the world so that it's just the word game with them and they're playing this game behind the scenes in secret, behind the secret doors and the courts. they have no idea. they're just stupid. they don't have any idea what's going on or either they're, they don't want to face it. facebook user base is
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shrinking for the 1st time ever. and it's put a dum now on the company's ambitions funds for so called meta verse, dunny armstrong. how's that 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 or the 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 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 markets 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,
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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 $10000000.00 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 has been my it in controversy and scandal, the last few months to 2021. and also when the facebook former employee whistleblower fancies, 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 where someone like me could do
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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 lab philip how guns demands, mainly because they felt conveniently in line with their own grievances against big tech, a face, but was also bashed from the republicans that was because they were going against free speech by banding, prominent political figures, namely the former us president donald trump, but look a bit has robust 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 rebranding. facebook. you want to keep up to date with a story? it's a r t dot com, incidentally on facebook, twitter, and in scrums. well, well, earlier we spoke with podcast, host and political commentator just in robert young. and he thinks the methods used
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by facebook to get people who no longer work in 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 are 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 hit 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 great brand, but then again, for mark zuckerberg, we only had a basic idea of what social networking would look like and how it would be profitable. at the time that he invented facebook. that being said, this feels to me like a mid life crisis for a company that is old. it's out of touch with the younger user base and has done
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everything. it can to protect its golden goose, which is advertising. in the face of a lot of challenges, those are the main stores this our head over r t dot com or social media pages. for more money is peter scott, and i'll be back again at the top of the hour. ah. back either financial delilah. no, they came up with a central pack support dot com. i call them right now if they stopped or not it's an open secret. the private military companies have been playing a role in om conflicts. world wide u. s. government doesn't track the number of contractors and uses in places iraq or afghanistan united states army and the mil.


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