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[000:00:00;00] a twitter faces a barrage of accusations that it's doing the u. s. government bidding. it's after the social media giant worked with a washington think tank in suspending. more than 3000 accounts from 6 countries for alleged state backed propaganda. the u. k. that oil college of midwives apologizes for new supposedly inclusive guidelines describing mothers as post natal people, a former and a chest nurse believes and influential lobby group is steering the conversation is easy yet can now the example of stem role going in with diversity offices and telling people, how to reset the thinking of bad members. and in
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a landmark ruling, a woman born with a spinal defect to wins her case against the doctor who 20 years ago is said to have failed to advise her mother properly about having children. our guests debate the verdict because what i do now is medicine now in 20 years time, we may judge my action to the doctor is completely wrong. but there is something rather bizarre about somebody saying, i mean this is a sensitive like, i wish you would never been born. ah. all right, kathy, live direct from our studios in moscow. this is our international. i'm john thomas . certainly glad to have you with us. and our concerns are being raised over twitter is possible ties to the u. s. government. it's after the social media, but he with suspended more than 3000 accounts from 6 countries, including china and russia,
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over alleged state sponsor information operations. and twitter admits decisions on which accounts to suspend were made with the guidance of the australian strategic policy institute. a think tank sponsored by u. s. government agencies, including the department of defense or teens. daniel hawkins has been diving 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 and they reply, i don't watch tv or do my own research or get money's 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 in to help provide independent analysis to stop social media manipulation, well, anyone would have a few questions. it's not like the australian strategic policy institute hide the
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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 things thanks. output echoed by some current lawmakers. surely it's fair to subject aspect funding arrangements to scrutiny. sb 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, shina is a key target of the organizations works from human rights in she began to chinese tech systems influence projects or this information and social media. many funded by the u. s. department of state and defense. their definition of independence may
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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 covered pandemic. the organization hosted dozens of events, some bringing it to get the 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 was so pleased with the thing. thanks. work there. funding to the organization has grown significantly year on year as have their funds from sponsorship and commercial revenue under the direction of executive director peter jennings. who is himself clear where the blame for increasing tensions lies. militarize themselves pharmacy,
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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 have said, sorry for it's the latest supposedly inclusive guidelines which make no references to women or mothers, but only to post natal people responding to complaints the college called it and oversight. the organization had taken advice from the controversial pro diversity group. stonewall a former an h s. nurse we spoke to says the lobby group or the r c m itself has no
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right to tell midwives what to think will is perfectly obvious why they apologized because of the instantaneous backlash. health services sat her to be a safe environment for this normal process is natural process 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 stonewall going in with diversity offices and telling people how to reset the thinking of that members. now the royal college of midwives withdrew the gender neutral guidance after an online backlash. in the instructions for n h a staff on how to put newborns to bed safely. women weren't mentioned at all referring rather to parents or carers. the guidance was supposedly to be l g b t inclusive, but the response was overwhelmingly negative. how can you possibly rise about pregnancy and bus without mentioning women?
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that's deliberate, not an oversight. apparently the royal college, a midwife sized midwives 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 so reason you even exist. nurse rebecca bow. butler again says that neither the general public or transgender people support the idea. people don't want to replace the word series of very, very vocal minority, and a very effective act to this group in stone. whoa, who want to rewrite the rules by which we live? 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
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adopt policies advocated by stonewall, is a match for them to answer. but my point here is that the general public does not face midwives do not. oh, tate are 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 mothers safety and the baby safety. and that is the end of their role. they should not be involving themselves in this. so to ridiculous political posturing. the white house is blaming a surge in lawlessness in the u. s. on the pandemic press, secretary gen saki, when questioned about recent mass looting, said covered was a key factor. when a huge group of criminals organizes themselves,
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can they want to go, lou, they store a cbs, nordstrom, a home depot, and to all the shelves are quaint. you think because of the hand i, i think a root cause and a lot of community is, is the pandemic? yes. for gen sanchez 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 defun, the police movement ah, retired police officer, dominic is o told us why he thinks the crime serge, and the pandemic are not linked just embarrassing that they're not admitting what it is. it has nothing to do with co, but it hasn't been to do with bell reform, and then releasing criminals right back on the street, not prosecuting properly has nothing to do. a coven defined the police movement is
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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 in before an investigation is done in 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, 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 going to act like criminals because nothing's gonna happen to us as well. as facing
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a crime wave us is also suffering from soaring inflation. many americans are blaming the, by the administration of that with a 5th of respondents in recent nationwide pull saying poor leadership is the country's top problem. that includes democrats with some quitting the party and even switching sides, breaking it all down for us with commentary as our team call them up. apparently it's not only working families throughout america who are disappointed by the biden administrations handling of several crises. it's also members of biden's own democratic party, some like the former spokesperson for the washington dc mayor have decided to switch over to the republicans hispanic and also black eyes. i should be democratic 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
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a city that is pretty solidly in the democratic camp. democrats sometimes even get 90 percent of the vote in elections. no under democrats as far away as texas are switching sides. friends, something is 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 board is disastrous for those of us who live here in south texas. in addition to the recent shifts, 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
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democrats have more retirements than they did in 2010 when they lost 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 the joe biden's approval ratings keep going down the mid term or 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 and clean 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 this president, and is congress
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a chance to govern and 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'd be very, very quickly where people can start to see a trajectory of it going upwards in their favor. they're going to respond with their boats and the democrats could be wiped out. feel the come on are to international in britain, a woman with a spinal condition winds a court case against the doctor for giving her mother poor pregnancy pre pregnancy advice. 20 years ago our gifts debate,
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the ruling and its ramifications. blue ah ah ah ah ah, ah, a pool ah with join me every 1st bit on the alex simon sure. well i'll be speaking the guess on the world politics. sport. business. i'm sure business. i'll see you then.
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mm. ah. welcome back. this is archie international now in investigation has been launched by us central command into a recent drone attack in syria, which may have resulted in civilian casualties. the strike was said to have been targeted or targeting rather a senior al qaeda leader and planner. 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 . a separate development, the u. s. defense secretary also launched a new probe into an air strike and syria,
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back in 2019 which killed dozens of women and children. meanwhile, 21 humanitarian organizations have published an open letter calling for an urgent rethink of pentagon policy. we add you to robustly account 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 hom. in september a decade, long costs of war project by brown university released its findings with part of the study focusing on the death. busy toll in syria in 2014. it claims the u. s. military was responsible for more than 95000 civilian death, with 75 journalists and more than 200 humanitarian workers also killed. peace activist kennestone believes the actual number of civilian lives lost 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
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ammonia in the middle east. and in fact, the entire world death toll so far has been not 95000, but closer 260-0000. basically, you s jerome strikes and foreign countries are flagrantly illegal. they, they are at 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 your own strikes. it makes them appear in the words of the u . s. media as quote presidential. so in other words, when you as president 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. young woman with a spinal defect has successfully sued her mother's doctor for giving the parent bad
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advice 20 years ago before her pregnancy. in a landmark ruling, the you case, high court agreed that the medics failure to tell her to take supplements amounted to negligence. evy tombs overcame her condition to become a para show jumping star. though she has to spend days at a time connected to tubes, the judgement 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 guidance provided with 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 and saying he provided all necessary instructions. we discussed what precedent the ruling sets with our guests. john gaunt, radio host and columnist and doctor dean exit a g p. this changes we're talking about was 20 years ago in the 2001 i think it was
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. 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, keep doing it. don't necessarily mean to supplement. so again, it's really hard to judge what happened back in 2001 based on the standards we have today. can you really bring fun? you can because it's hot, but can you bring the case 20 years after. so the poor 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 long time in the future to very clearly document your device we give. and more importantly, actually, the advice that we don't get is going to put a significant down to put on time. one of the, the big challenges that often documentation is about how you are judged because of course, what i do now is medicine. now in 20 years time, we may judge my actions and the doctor has completely wrong because as time progresses and we learn more, our practices progress. one of my worries would be for doctors that they would on
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the side of caution now and perhaps 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. so have to be aligned somewhere, doesn't matter because of course we recognize that and patients there are certain details of medicine. that's our job to teach them to bring them on that journey to get them on boats. and we can make decisions to get 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 doctor soul. 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 goes to the patient and for the doctor. i mean,
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i do find it incredible that 20 years after this, the doctor is in this position with his whole life ruined by still of immense sympathy, obviously for lady involved as well. you know, what were already in that position of jeopardy? because that's exactly the situation we, dr. david at the moment. for example, if i was to give 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 develop a severe illness and they come back and see me and say, well, the doctor found it. my argument back would be, well, you didn't come back to me like asked 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 you 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
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a sensitive way. i wish you would never been born. the festive season hasn't gotten off to the greatest of starts in the british capital. that's because it's showcase christmas tree in trafalgar square. isn't quite up to its usual standard every year. it's gifted to the city by norway, leaving some to ponder whether london has done something to upset the nordic nation . ah ah, ah, but trafalgar square, christmas tree, got a trim from forest johnson's baba. all we had to go with no, we know the trafalgar square. christmas tree has arrived with the following
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media includes potentially sensitive content. sometimes i wonder if no way is trolling us a bit 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 their social distancing. remember to stay safe this christmas and wear a face covering on public transport. and while inside shops i did that for me. i'll be back in 35 and a half minutes with another fallen fresh look to new, say with us or to international.
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ah ah benefit. did i have to say that the stand the criteria are in germany for many years? his main compatibility was public opinion. those politicians paused as competent. we act in line with what people expect from them, but public opinion is produced or shaped by mass media. those are shipped by journalists, most german journalists are sympathizers of the social democrats, most the green, z a for as long as it because you read my social democratic policy projects. you pass is a competent leader. the postal service delivers a $155000000000.00 pieces of mail every year. approximately 40 percent of the world's mail right now the us postal service is in the fight of its life. everybody
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that is really bad. financial shape now facing default. the postal service is a cash cow, and there was a way to pull money out of the postal service to put into a federal budget. there was a mandate that you're bringing a $100000.00, new revenue every month. the nature of privatization in the us postal service is very much hidden from public view. it's privatization from the inside out. that's a big business in money. it's not about the public and given them the service that they deserve. it's not about quality train work. there is the model with my name is jason. wherever you are, you did you remember me? right?
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mm. he had been searching the river. it was pretty obvious. he had muddy boots on. he was arrogant. he was sitting there like this with his muddy blue. and, you know, flicking mud all over the floor and he just like he was king of the world when you thought he was aggressive, even at that time as far as as a how he we handled himself kind of, he got that feeling that he was searching for a criminal and that's when he told me that my son was a drug dealer. you are, you're here for next semester. she kinda has told us that he wasn't just using marijuana, but he was actually selling it on campus and he is had
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a felony against him. and they hadn't charged him with it yet, but he was pending to the only so deliveries sauce as they took place on campus, volvo on their house, sold her coffee and own. and then he told us that sir andrew was a confidential informant. i asked for you to do is use buyers for me that were you'd have to wear away or you have to go by meryl. i didn't even know what that was and had no idea what he was even talking about. um what, what any, that meant each individual we do, we have do 2 deals on. okay, so you have to to neil: i've heard of it as thinking, well this is susan andrew. i mean, how can he, how can i help you? i'm talking about the same guy, i mean, just, ah,
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agent webber told us that they believe, or he believed that he, andrew was on the run because he had to make these buys by may 1st. and he had only done half of them. you don't jerk 11 me a rose carter with you from scratch to let you know our work anymore. and that was for your roster. i was just blown away. i mean here my son is missing and, and now they tell me he's a drug dealer or i maybe got all of them didn't make sense to me. but none of that made sense. nothing made. sounds mean pamius didn't know what to do. i mean, as far as are what even to believe really am though and where to turn in sergeant helgren's son wanted us to do
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a press conference. we love you and we want you. we need you to come home. everything will be okay. way pleaded for andrew on that news conference to come in like they wanted us to have him turn himself him. we love you. and we once you home with us, everything will be okay. mm. i frankly don't recall the ride or anything. cuz you know, we up and left and i was kind of in freefall, it just seemed like it was snowballing rapidly. ah, everything seemed to be fine. and i mean, there were no red flag, nothing. that's what's making this so difficult for us as law enforcement. it's i mean the


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