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that we are in it together with ah, western media abandon the principle of leaving politics all to sports with wal mart green commentary coming to the for as the beijing winterly picks kick off. also ahead you just come out and say this next part of the believe it without showing a shred of evidence. that is actually true. us state department suppose person is grilled by journalist of failing to provide evidence for a sensationalist us claim that rushes preparing a post like a type as a pretext to invade ukraine. also crowd funding site. go for me,
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delete the donation page and support the truck is until the monday processing canada, after it's a mass over $10000000.00 canadian dollars. the platform claims that the movement is no longer peaceful. it's for you here on saturday morning in moscow. my name is peter scott and wherever you joining us from welcome to 30 minutes of news and analysis on the international. the 2022 beijing winter olympic games is officially kicked off with the opening ceremony on friday, marking the start of the event. but rather than celebrate the global sporting spectacle, which brings together some of the best athletes on the planet, western comments a 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 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 this games. these calls have been disregarded by some media outlets with a clear hyping up of the war attempts for 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 of also a full t jokes online. during the opening ceremony, politics olympics and avoidable these days. it seems, and we of course know a political boy called 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 serving drinks and food. here at the press center in beijing are branded by some media outlets as 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 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 and 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 of play 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,
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s t r t reporting from aging. and while we're on the subjects of media, wall mongering, british sublet, the sun has published a story on what it calls ukraine's deadliest female sniper, accompanied by on 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 and evasion will not be ordered, she apparently things rushes true. boat buildup, which is on russian soil, is pressure and intimidation. we discussed the issue with former us marine corps analyst, scott ritter and he thinks the sons report 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 cost of war and not seek to glamorize or glorify, you know, killing. unfortunately, the vast majority of people 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. russia has accused washington of making things up again the us after the u. s alleged moscow was preparing a false flag, open ukraine to create a pretext for invasion. the lack of evidence for the latest claim, though, has left. some journalists scratching their heads as all the stuff gets, halo reports, fuss. they promised a new year invasion. then they said it was too muddy for tanks and the criminal 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 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 change it 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, there are signals even from respected leaders of states. they just say that to
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morrow there will be war. this is pack. 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 to still do 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, 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, of the british government, of other governments and wanna, you know,
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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 blockbuster. washington's been promising for weeks that the russians are up to something a bit special. the irony of the us 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. used for their military interventions around the world, including the well known vial of colin powell. oh, yes, we were man by the u. s. is backed up by solid evidence pretext to invade iraq and the subsequent north of almost 200000 civilian lives. but do we also remember how
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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 in most sensitive program was the production of fake al qaeda propaganda films. us 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 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 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. britton's had been asked yet again to dig deeper into their pockets. and had you bills for you. k households as sets increased by an average of 700 pounds a year. thus,
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after the national regulator listed, a price garb is raised the space of mass fuel poverty and it comes at a time when energy firms are cashing in or near record. high prices ortiz sharia 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, this another burden think we're paying too much for our energy. i can't imagine me 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
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were just a year ago. the changes will have a chilling effect on people's finances. so the government has unveiled 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 $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 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 mechanisms not sufficient needs to be added on just 5 on the regulators. calculation is based on, sorry, 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. 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,
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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 wind full 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 towards this needs to be addressed and the government with so much progress and cold. i think, you know, when companies are given the choice of making money, they go to that. well, it seems like 4 still says from is that gas bills would be cheaper. post breaks. it
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was just smoke and mirrors because to 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 dusty, t london. and it's not just energy bills going through the roof in the u. k. overall, inflation is it's a 30 year high newspapers, a rounding on the conservative governments and apparently is so the prime minister's own aids with $500.00 in their resignations in short succession. when we spoke with neil from the scottish national party and he believed the right things on the wall for the pm. got a john, so like it to be whatever. what ac spark unfortunately for bothers johnson public then doug's of the to the party or this is sort of the guy used to tell them that on the ballot. maybe toughing up a little bit and finding the spine. so i think the letter should be going into feeling more pronounced over the last 2448 hours about as john's time is numbered,
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and he's really hitting the nail into is already well male, coughing, us. johnson isn't a mess, but no wonder you've done some crazy things all the time. not respects it, of course, but it's not really very good for people in the u. k. a. t. a universal credit cards, and national and students rises, food and energy prices. now there's a lot of issues out there and bought as johnson is a distraction to all these big issues you're watching on the international. still ahead on the program, we examine why mainstream media coverage of the truck is protest against cove it monday. think canada has been largely negative lustoria more coming up shortly with ah, ah,
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with a with a 0 one day a wake up probably in 2020. so the dollar will have lost 80 percent of its value against other currencies around the world. big point will be at $800.00 or $900000.00. a coin, michael sale will be the richest man in the world. and it will all happen very, very quickly. but you know we've been telling you for 10 years like noah. if you didn't get on the archive now,
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you know rolon. ah, welcome back to the program. now canadian shockers protesting against a covey vaccine mandates of pasha lifted a blockade of some u. s. border crossings. the processes of opened up one lane in each direction of the main border checkpoint in alberta. the part of the so named freedom convoys spawning canada, putting pressure on the government to ease cove restrictions around 50 percent of canadian truckers are on vaccinated. and under current rules, the required to quarantine for 2 weeks after arriving back from the us. meanwhile, south of the border took as have set up a facebook page in solidarity with their canadian colleagues. although it was swiftly blocked. jeremy, why did facebook take down your page with us? and it's not just facebook. the go fund,
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me websites has deleted the convoy trucker fund. that's after the past $10000000.00 canadian dollars a number which was raised in just a few weeks. go for me 1st for the campaign under review before coming to the conclusion that it promotes that violence go fun, me supports peaceful protests and we believe that was the intention of the freedom combo 2022, fundraiser one was supposed crated. we now have evidence from law enforcement that the previously peaceful demonstration has become an occupation with police reports of violence under the unlawful activity. go fun 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
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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 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 convoy. what's therm, 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. and instead of 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 process are also
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taking place in the canadian capital also where and the media coverage both domestically and internationally has largely be negative with headlines, accusing truckers of paralyzing the capital and locals being afraid to go outside of lago who's been tracking the movement says the media is taking the bus on from the government and is showing 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,
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anti semitism, trans phobia. it's, 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 live better. now across the border in america, the u. s. national security agency has been breaking its own rules to spawn americans, not according to the organization's own internal watchdog. and a report released on monday, the inspect the general found that the an essay had abused a controversial law. the foreign intelligence surveillance sites allows the government to intercept communications between foreign nationals anywhere in the world and without a warrant snooping on americans without. the warranty is forbidden, though, unless quote, a query is reasonably likely to return foreign intelligence information. the report
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concludes that the loophole has been abused in many cases with internal rules bypassed. and if they whistle blow, 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. william been a the original an essay whistleblower who spent 30 years at the agency says that different groups have access to information stored by the essay. the problem is they're only talking about an essay analyst use of that data. they're not talking about the f, b i c i a d o j state department, or anybody else's use of that data, including the i r s, who also had access to all the collection that stored by in a say. and that's really where the violations come in,
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in terms of looking at u. s. u. s. communications, not just small parts, but all of it, almost all of it, bone e mail networks, skype and you know, chatter texting all that 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 too hot principle that they talk about, that is i communicate with you and you come to somebody else than there. if, 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, and you know about approximately a 1000000000 people every day, look at google. so that's, that's almost in a couple of days, you have the whole planet. so for to 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 had no idea. they're just stupid, they don't have any idea what's going on. or even there, they don't want to face it. in the news,
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facebook user base is shrinking for the 1st time ever. and it's put a dumb on the company's ambitious plunge for a so called mess. a verse dunny armstrong has borne the story. losing logan 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 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 mark, look a big has seen a hit to his personal wealth, to the tune of around $29000000000.00. now for
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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 regard 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 and 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 effect that has on mental health in teens and failing to sensor hey speech
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. and there needs to be a radio for a home where someone like me could do a tour of duty after working at a place like this. and, and have a place to work on things like regulation to bring that information out to the over st boards that have the rate do oversight, regulatory agency within the federal government. yes. now, the democrats laptop or how guns demands, mainly because they fell conveniently in line with their own grievances against big tech. but they, facebook was also bashed from the republicans that was because they sort of going against free speech by banning a prominent political figures. namely, for me, you as president donald trump, but zuckerberg has rubbish. that idea. he said that it's a convenient excuse. it's a calculated effort to tarnish his company with, but it also led to him rebranding. facebook. you want to keep up to date with his story? he took r t dot com, incidentally on facebook, twitter and in scums. well, earlier we spoke with podcast host and political commentator,
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justin robber young. and he thinks the methods used by facebook to get people halt 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 are prioritized controversial post 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
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a company that is old. it's out of touch with the younger user base and has done everything. it can to protect its golden goose, which is advertising. in the face of a lot of challenges, those, the main store is this our head over to r t dot com or social media pages for more money as peter scott's and i'll be back again at the top of the hour. ah, this is so smart, city is a city that's using technology to make people's life easier, happier, collecting a lot of data to try to improve the way things are in theory, these big organizations that are on the album, eating and pulling all that data together. they're not looking at using individual necessarily people's data being collected or similar. so there's a real possibility of privacy violation. and that's something most of us wouldn't
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want to wells transparency.


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