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a ah, this always headline stories, twitter or faces a barrage of accusations that it's doing the u. s. government's bidding. it's after the social media giant worked with a washington think tank in suspending. more than 3000 koans from 6 countries for alleged state back propaganda. also ahead, the u. k. royal college of midwives apologizes for news supposedly inclusive guidelines describing mothers, us post natal people, a former n h s. nourish believes an influential lobby group is steering the conversation yet can now the example of stem role going in with diversity offices and telling people how to reset it. thinking of that member base
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in a landmark. busy ruling a woman born with a spinal defect wins her case against the doctor who 20 years ago is said to have failed to advise her mother properly about having children or get the bait diverted . because what i do now is medicine now in 20 years time. we may judge my actions as a dock gas company you wrong, but there is something rather bizarre about somebody saying, and i mean, this is a sensitive like i wish i had never been born. ah, oh, just a few moments in to the 1st sunday of december 2021 here in moscow. welcome to then use our an rti meeting. o'neil concerns sir, being res. so we're twitter as possible. ties to the u. s. government. it's after
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the social media behemoth. suspended more than 3000 the cons from 6 countries, including china and russia, over alleged state sponsored information operations. twitter admits decisions on which a cons to suspend were made with the guidance of the australian strategic policy institute. that's a think tank sponsored by u. s. government agencies, including the department of defense, ortiz, dunning hawkins, has been delving deeper into the institutes, activities. it's common knowledge that trusts in conventional media is falling. you know, when you ask someone where they get their news on their reply, i don't watch tv. i'll do my own research or get my news off social media. that's fair enough. that least with normal news, you tend to know who's sponsoring it, be it's a government or corporation. and you can make your own conclusions. but when you see who's behind an organization claiming to be independent and non partisan draft
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in to help provide independent analysis to stop social media manipulation, world, anyone would have a few questions. it's not like the australian strategic policy institute hide the fact they're sponsored by the u. s. government or some of the biggest names in the military. industrial complex. the long list is there for all to see is just when so much funding comes from the sources. one does wonder just how independent and balanced they can be. even former australian officials have concerns about the thing. thanks output echoed by some current lawmakers. surely it's fair to subject aspect funding arrangements to scrutiny. se receives core funding a $4000000000.00 from the department of defense. again, the thing thank makes no secret of its anti china stance and the list of works on their website. in fact, china is a key target of the organizations works from human rights in she began to chinese tech systems influence projects or this information in social media. many funded by
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the u. s. department of state and defense. their definition of independence may be malleable to say the least. an a s p, i are good at what they do, at least for their defense, industry, sponsors. the numbers say it all since the think tank was founded 20 years ago. weapons manufacturers have collected tens of billions of dollars in government contracts prior to the cobit pandemic. the organization hosted dozens of events from bringing you together, key players in defense and politics, providing the opportunity for closed door discussions with government departments and agencies. the s p i is so heavily involved with foreign governments and political organizations. it's even registered with the australian governments. forward inputs transparency register. many were so pleased with the think tanks work. their funding to the organization has grown significantly year on year as have their funds from sponsorship and commercial revenue under the direction of
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executive director peter jennings. who is himself clear where the blame for increasing tensions lies. most rising south shawnasee, posing china's authoritarian control in hong kong, threatening taiwan and japan on a daily basis. china is the strategic problem in the region and back to the point. the thing thank is now partnered with the social media joint, helping to decide and coordinate what information users have access to and what is sensitive so much for independent analysis and serving the public conversation is little wonder that some question whose interests does this really serve britton's royal college of midwives has said, sorry for its latest supposedly inclusive guidelines which make no reference to women or mothers, but only to post natal people responding to complaints the college called it an
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oversight the organization had taken advice from the controversial pro diversity group, stone wall a former and h s. nurse, we spoke to see the lobby group or the r c. m itself has no right to tell midwives what to think perfectly healthy asli. they apologized because of the instantaneous backlash. how services sac her to be a safe environment for this normal process is natural processes to happen. it is not to her college. if midwives role to tell them, make wives how to think. and i'm afraid that this is yet another example of stem wool going in with diversity offices and telling people how to reset the thinking of that members. the royal college of midwives withdrew the gender neutral guidance after an online backlash. in the instructions for an a chair stuff and how to put newborns to bed safely. women weren't mentioned at all
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referring rather to parents and cares. the guidance was supposed to be l g bt inclusive, but the response was overwhelmingly negative. how can you possibly rise about pregnancy? and thus, without mentioning women, that's deliberate, not an oversight. apparently the royal college, a midwife sized midwife need to call mothers postnatal people, not mothers, all women. so to all you ladies out there, you're a postnatal person, not a mother. i. right. how did the royal college of midwives forget about women? they are the sole reason you even exist. nurse, rebecca butler again says that neither the general public or transgender people support the idea. people don't want to replace the word series, a very, very vocal minority, and a very effective act, this group in stone. whoa. who want to rewrite the rules by which we live?
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i don't know who they think they're appealing to because the person in front of the midwife is a biological woman. why the world college of midwives has chosen to adopt policies advocated by stonewall, is a match for them to answer. but my point here is that the general public does not support base midwives do not support tate actually, neither does the transgender community. it is one organization that is pushing it to gender so hard and he's getting it very, very badly. a mother is a mother and the role of the midwife is to ensure the mother's safety and the baby safety, and that is the end of their role. they should not be involving themselves in this sort of ridiculous political posturing. the white house
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is blaming a surgeon lawlessness in the us. on the pandemic press like a dream gen saki when questioned about recent mass looting said cove. it was a key factor when a huge group of criminals organizes themselves and they want to go, lou, they store the cbs, nordstrom, a home depot until the shelves are way you think because of the hand i, i think a root cause and a lot of communities is the pandemic? yes. gen saki remarks come amid a spike in looting in a number of states over the past month. something that others are blaming on the rise of the de fun, the police movement. ah,
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well retired police officer don't like is who told us why he thinks the crime serge on the pandemic aren't linked just embarrassing that they're not admitting what it is. it has nothing to do with co, but it hasn't been do a bell reform. and them releasing criminals right back on the street. now, prosecuting properly has nothing to do. a coven defined the police movement is an emotional response for any time that the public doesn't understand when use of force is needed, right? you have unarmed either black americans or whatever the case is shot by police and before an investigation is done. the civil rights activists come in and claim police misconduct. so we already have a situation where emotions are high to the voter, thinks the emotional voter thinks is that who this is defining the police, which means we're going to get rid of the cops on our streets. and then let's replace them with the social workers or other people who are better trained and equipped to deal with emotional issues on the street. when you start to have that mindset, well then you're,
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you're looking at police negatively. so already the immoral, the criminal who are out there, feel that they've got the backing of the public. well, i don't have to obey the law. i can break the law because there's already this massive movement to define the police, which means they're going to side with me. it's a mindset of it's okay for us to do this and we're gonna act like criminals because nothing's gonna happen to us. o as well. as facing a crime wave, the u. s. is also suffering from soaring inflation. many americans are blaming the biden administration for that with a 5th of respondents in a recent nationwide polls saying per leadership is the country's top problem. that includes democrats with some quitting the party, uneven switching sides breaking it all. busy down for us, our team kill up open. apparently it's not only working families throughout america who are disappointed by the biden administration's handling of several crises. it's also members of biden's own democratic party. some like the former spokesperson for
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the washington dc mayor, have decided to switch over to the republicans in hispanic and also black eyes. i should be democrat by default, but i'm going against their narrative and i feel like right now everything is crumbling for the democrats biden. is completely destroying the economy right now and people can feel it. so that's what's happening in washington dc. now washington, d. c, is a city that is pretty solidly in the democratic camp. democrats sometimes even get 90 percent of the vote in elections. no wonder democrats as far away as texas are switching sides friends, something it's happening in south texas, and many of us are waking up to the fact that the values of those in washington d. c. on not our values, not the values of most texans, the ideology of to funding the police of destroying oil and gas industry, and the chaos our buddha is disastrous for those of us who live here in south texas . in addition to the recent shifts,
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19 democrats are set to leave the house of representatives in 2022. that includes 3 committee chair, some are retiring or seeking another office. republicans only need to gain 5 more seeds in the upcoming mid term vote in order to re take control of the house of representatives. and many observers say their chances of doing so are pretty good. some are comparing it to the republican sweep 10 years ago. how's democrats have more retirements than they did in 2010 when the last 63 seats? it's not only the party that's losing people. kamala harris, the vice president of joe biden, is watching her team implode as well. her spokesperson and her communications director have both decided to quit with reports indicating that there are 2 more aids who have one foot out. the door reports are leaking out about strife between her office and the biden team, and the backdrop to all of this is that jo biden's approval ratings keep going down
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. the mid terms are less than a year away and the democratic party seems to be crashing and burning. it appears that some in light of the circumstances have decided to jump out of a sinking ship, which might be causing the democrats even more trouble. the democrats are not delivery of plain and simple, and they're specifically not delivering to the people who are responsible for putting them in power, namely indigenous black, brown, asian, and poor white people. they have given as president and his congress a chance to govern an are the results so far have just not been adequate enough. we have not seen a protection of voting rights. we have not seen police reform. we have not seen action on climate change. i think that people are rightfully letting this administration know based on the approval ratings that are more needs to be done and very, very quickly. or there will be electoral consequences if things don't turn around. and i mean very, very quickly where people can start to see a trajectory of a going upwards in their favor. they're going to respond with their boats and the
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democrats could be wiped out and moving all know an investigation has been launched by us central command into a recent grown attack in syria which may have resulted in civilian casualties. the strike was said to have been targeting a senior al qaeda leader until honor, we uphold the loss of innocent life and take all possible measures to prevent them . the possibility of a civilian casualty was immediately self reported to us central command. we are initiating a full investigation of the allegations and will release the results when appropriate . in a separate development, the u. s. defense secretary also launched the new probe into an earth strike in syria back in 2019, which killed dozens of women and children. meanwhile, 21 humanitarian organizations have published an open letter calling for an urgent re think of pentagon policy. we add you to robustly
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a can for and reckon with the civilian hum of the last 20 years and commit to finally implementing structural changes to prioritize civil and protection and accountability for civilian hum, buy a few months ago, a decade, long costs of war, a project by brian university released its findings with part of the study focusing on the death toll in syria since 2014. it claims the u. s. military was responsible for more than 190-5000 civilian debts with 75 journalists, and more than 200 humanitarian workers also killed. peace activists. kennestone believes the actual number of civilian lives. loss is even higher. the u. s. does not care about civilian deaths, they are merely collateral damage in its foreign policy. aims to achieve hedge ammonia in the middle east. and in fact, the entire world death toll so far has been not 95000, but closer 260-0000. basically,
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us drone strikes and foreign countries are flagrantly illegal. they, they are ex extra legal assassinations that take place in countries where the government does not approve of the u. s. operating their u. s. president's loud jerome strikes. it makes them appear in the words of the u. s. media as quote presidential. so in other words, when u. s. presidents are acting in a heavy handed manner against p, mainly people of color in foreign countries, they look good in the media. us attacks, countries that can't fight back small in the countries still ahead in the program. nothing to see here. the u. k. government saves transparency laws need not apply to a new, ultra high spending scientific research agency. leading people to question wants a trying to hide more induct shortly.
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join me every thursday on the alex salmon sure. but i'll be speaking to guess in the world of politics, sport, business, i'm show business. i'll see you then. mm. ah. ah, just approaching 20 minutes past the hour. welcome back. a young mother with a spinal defect has successfully sued her own mother's doctor for giving that parent bought advice. 20 years ago before her pregnancy. in a landmark ruling, the u. k. is high court agreed that the medics failure to tell her to take supplements amounted to negligence. evie tunes overcame her condition to become a parra show jumping star. though she has to spend days,
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other time connected to tubes, the judge said that could have been avoided. if her mother had been recommended to take folic acid, both before and during her pregnancy, in accordance with official guide, provided with the correct recommended advice she would have delayed attempts to conceive in the circumstances. there would have been a later conception which would have resulted in a normal healthy child. the doctor in question denies the allegation, seeing he provided all necessary instructions. we discussed watts precedent, the ruling sets with our guest john gall to radio host on columnist. let's listen 1st to dr. dean exit a g p. this is we're talking about was 20 years ago and year 2001 i think it was. and around that sort of time we too would probably have been giving advice off. well, if your diet is rich and go to cast it, keep that up, keep doing it. you don't necessarily need to supplement. so again, it's really hard to judge what happened back in 2001, based on the standard that we have today. come, you really bring one,
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you can because it's up. but can you bring the case 20 years after so many poor to afford? i mean, this isn't for linda mind where somebody was given, you know, a tablet, it isn't that kind of situation. this scenario shows that you're going to take a much longer time in the future to very clearly document the advice we give. and more importantly, actually the advice that we don't give. so it's kind of a significant plan to put on time. one of the, the big challenges that often documentation. it's about how you're judged because of course, what i do now is medicine now and in 20 years time. we made george my actions as a doctor as completely wrong because as time progresses and we learn more, our practice is progress. one of my worries would be for doctors that they would on the side of caution now and perhaps start recommending for other both difficulties . maybe abortion i'm thinking particularly of down's syndrome babies when we do know that they, these people can go on to lead. very successful lives as well. the have to be
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aligned somewhere, doesn't that because of course we recognize that and patients name, same details of medicine. it's our job to teach them. busy to bring them on that journey to get them on board so that we can make decisions to get that to treat the problem. but if we're saying and all that common sense stuff to falls into the lap of the doctor to have to deal with and say, well, come on, the doctors responsibility to tell you how to live your life. what to do. not only they're responsible for prescribing, but also responsible for telling you how to live healthily and if you don't have healthy doctors all. and that's an impossible situation to doctors to work it. we do need perhaps now in the light of this we need to put some safety guidelines in there. those to the patient and for the doctor. i mean, i do find it incredible that 20 years after this, the doctor is in this position with his whole life ruined. and i still of immense sympathy, obviously, for a lady involved as well. you know what,
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we're already in that position of jeopardy, because that's exactly the situation we doctors have been at the moment. for example, if i was to get the patients and advice today and the patient doesn't necessarily follow that advice, doesn't necessarily come back to see me again, like i asked him to do. and then sadly they developed a severe illness and they come back and see me and say, well, the doctor never found it. my argument back would be, well, you didn't come back to me like ask you to or you didn't do the things that i asked you to. nonetheless, i will have to go through the process of call. i just think this is a really tragic case. and i wish i had never come to court. i wish the evie had got the help and the assistance she needs. but there is something rather bizarre about somebody saying, and i mean this in a sensitive way. i wish i had never been born for months, the british government has been quick to hill. it's plunder, advance research agency, which will fund and develop science and technology projects. but the country's
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former information commissioner is raising the alarm. that's because the body will be exempt from requests under the freedom of information act, meaning journalists, the public alike could be left in the dark about how it spends its budget of 800000000 pounds. the u. k. freedom of information that came into force in 2005 it entitled citizens access to data held by public authorities. despite being held as a significant step towards open government than you exempt of research agency, isn't happy with it. from my point of view, it is a truly maligned piece of legislation. i am fully in favor of decisions and information about them being released. but i fail to see how the process ology, of government benefits at all from freedom of information disclosures. in september, a social affirms, organization opened democracy reveal that over the past 5 years, the u. k. government reportedly spent at least half a 1000000 pounds on legal bottles, trying to prevent disclosures of information,
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those mainly concerned health and social care mark watts, who probes levels of information available online. believe the latest exemption is an attempt to cut transparency. for the 1st time, i st becomes decided that and it will, it will not have the free be subject to the free roof. mason acts will not be subject to the foil. and it's the 1st time that a u. k. government, department, or agency. i got a u. k. government body and has had that exemption and it is an extraordinary development. and i think a lot of people that wondering why, unless it is i think the lease is quite clear. this is a government at 60000 or like the frequency of information act in dated most governments don't like to be held accountable and tend not to like freedom information very much. and this government here in britain most certainly does not . and the minister gorge martin and can made these
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comments about how terrible free nation was in these few in general. and i think what he was giving away was the real view of the government. and in defending the fact that they said she would not be subject to rich when the agency is formed, he was giving away the wider perception that is held by the government, which is that they do not mind fitting reformation. he thinks foyer is repelled months. the question is, what does he have to hide? what does this government at hind okay, finally this news our at the festive season, hasn't gotten off to the greatest of starts in the british capital. that is because it's showcase christmas tree in trafalgar square. isn't quite up to its usual standard every year. it is gifted to the city by norway, leaving some to ponder, whether london's on something to upset the nordic nation. ah
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ah, ah, the trafalgar square, christmas tree got a trim from forest johnson's baba. all we had to go with no, we know that chicago square christmas tree has arrived. ah, the following media includes potentially sensitive content. sometimes i wonder if no way is truly masturbate when they choose which tree to give us full trafalgar square. i would like everyone to know that half of my branches are not missing,
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they are social distancing. remember to stay safe this christmas and where a face covering on public transport. and while inside shops a christmas tree with a twitter account. what ever next for up to the minute developments today? you give r t a follow on twitter. it'll keep you in the know this weekend, bye for now. ah, ah, i'm a said. then i have to say that the in the criteria are in germany for many years. his main compatibility with public opinion. those politicians pass has come to 10th react in line with what people expect from them. but public opinion is produced or shaped by mass media. those are shaped by journalists,
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most german journalists are sympathizes of the social democrats and of the green sand for as long as it cuz you green and social democratic policy projects you pass is a competent leader. it's not the you all know that, but they did a high middle a knuckle out bob. you thought no along after a bit a well, i mean a happy correlations. corbitt with
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who welcome to redacted tonight. so it seems like everywhere we're seeing the signs of automation. which makes a lot of people feel uneasy, but i don't care why some of my best friends are robots. what's so weird about a self check out machine, and cbs wishing you and your family. i happy hanukkah. why does it make you so uncomfortable when the caring rise in customer service chat bought? asks about your mild lupus. it's not disturbing that these guys know where i live after they deliver food once and should i visit. but it's not creepy, they're my friends. but did you know that some of our automated friends are an automated at all? in fact, there's a large amount of human labor that gets hidden behind so called algorithms. it's all.

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