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back tigers, financial survival guy. when customers go buy, you reduce the price, then out, well, reduce a lower that's under cutting, but what's good for food market it back to the global economy. ah, is some of the top stories from us, several hours, 7 days, russia and built a list, a proposal to nato fold, maintaining joint security with moscow's deputy foreign minister sake. the balls now and the alliance is court when it comes to the escalation of the ukraine. pentagon said none of its personnel will be held liable for the botched drones strike in afghanistan. last summer. the kill 10 civilians including 7 children. in a week we heard from a grieving relative with nobody approached us. no one contacted us and we were
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given no information. how can they compensate us for our family members? all the wealth in the world means nothing to us. now we've lost 10 of our relatives . and after years of flagging posts as false or misleading, facebook admitted in court that it's much vaunted fact checks are actually based on opinion. ah ha their life, marty's will, these h q, moscow, this sunday evening, will welcome to the weekly with may kevin o'. in our round up with some of the biggest storage. it brought you over the last 7 days. and 1st, friday saw russia release a list of proposals to deescalate tensions with nato made fears of a flare up and ukraine among the demands or a scale back of military activity near near russia's borders. the western military block says it'll consider the document, although insists,
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but said he outcome will require input from kiev. our senior correspondent, gord kelsey, of reports, what moscow's put forward for years now we've heard the same thing. oh, things have gone too far. a, we don't want war, we want to be friends for both nato and russia. but things keep getting worse. escalating the russia has taken its step publishing proposals for the u. s. and nato, its wishlist for return to normality. something to start talking about. and it begins with the call to de, escalate, to end the constant threats and true build ups which only lead to more of the same . the parties shall not use the territories of other states with a view to preparing or carrying out an armed attack against the other party judge for yourself. where in previous years they threatened each other with, with sanctions or legal action. now, openly booth russia, nato, a talking in fearful tones about war and of the cuban missile crisis. i'd like to
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believe that this is rock bottom, but there's no guarantees and guarantees are what russia wants. guarantees, for example, that us missiles aren't stationed within a few minutes flight time. to moscow. the parties shall not deploy land based, intermediate, and short range missiles in areas allowing them to reach the territory of the other parties. moscow sees nato slow and unexplainable encroachment towards russia's borders. as an existential threat, nato argues that it's peaceful but right then the u. s. military doctrine, russia is referred to as an adversary. the closer that nato and u. s. troops and tags and missiles move to russia, the more unpredictable the game gets, which is why putin has said he's red line. nato states commit themselves to
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refrain from any further enlargement of nato, including the accession of ukraine, as well as other states. not that nato thinks much of russia's concerns. not long ago, secretary general stockton berg announced that roger has no veto, no sane nato operations and no right to any sort of security buffer or fear of influence. nato has proven on the last years that her are open door policy is not only something we are support in words, bottles in deeds party by inviting to new countries. montenegrin north m madonna to become members. so we have enlarged the line. so that was for years for to new members, despite protests from, from russia. and also we are supporting ukraine in france efforts to a con, closer to natal membership,
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which sets us back all the way to square one at the nebulous motor. this is not an attempt to revise the post cold war order. it's a response to western expansion which has been conducted in a hostile manner. the gist of that proposal that, that the u. s. nato and russia have a requirement for security as essential as food or water, that they must, all equally respect. nato has received the proposals and says that a little disgust them amongst themselves and with input from ukraine. but there isn't much cause for optimism, buses, requests of largely been rejected, summoned in private, some and public consult mockingly for the cameras. but perhaps this time, send swelled, prevail. moscow's proposals comes, the west again accuses of preparing to invade ukraine. the claim that's strongly been denied. nature's chief, also stress ukraine's request to join the lines would be decided between nato and
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its allies alone. while the same tommy highlighted body colder patton of russian aggression, the cremins foreign ministry spokeswoman saying in response remarks like that only create more tension, additional ocean and this is, it does information contain the aims to create. firstly, the image of russia is an aggressor, a secondly, additional passion in the region, including the black sea, the russia crane border, and se ukraine. this will not bring stability insecurity, either international relations or the regional agenda. it will undoubtedly complicate everything. meanwhile, journalists, primarily of course western during the freely use the word aggressor, referring to our country. what try to have to do this? i try to understand this every time. when was the last time russia attacked anyone, as people need to back up this claim with arguments and how many times have needed countries to text her and states in the last 20 years? how many special operations were carried out by the native country? can you show me something even close to that from the russian side? no,
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there is nothing. you need to figure out where there are faculty and where there's propaganda. early this week we spoke with the foreign austria in the minister, karen commerce. so she outlined. 3 ways which she believes could help overcome the current political deadline between moscow and the west. ah, yes, we are in a stalemate. no doubt about that. but in such a stalemate, it takes people with some sort of creativity. that's what diplomacy is about an international relations and not only about self in para digman of national security interests and so on. at the moment we have both sides saying, russia saying, look, we've got grave security concerns about nato. we have eastern european countries. we've got great security concerns about russia and a potential invasion. so where's the meeting point where the meeting points can only be achieved by saba, pragmatic, diplomatic trust building. there is simply
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a complete disregard for historic and contemporary r worries on, on the, on the russian side. so that, that, i think that should be taken into account and, and to overcome that stalemate, it requires genuine diplomatic creativity. also on the side of nato officials, you and, and the u. s. at mid special. we see that at all, anywhere. unfortunately, we are in times of our decline of diplomacy, diplomatic practice. it's, we are in a world of unilateral statements post afforded look at this armament of words. i mean, this terminology is kick cannot be continued as, as it has been the case over the last few weeks. the media should act in a more responsible way of quoting this, this german paper, the bill to which, which had as effect planets on. so there is many people are required to act in
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a more responsible way because the stakes are simply too high. such a language was not present in the cold war days in the seventy's eighty's. maybe because we still had people in office who knew what war meant. some of them well after the 2nd world or 10 ration, so they, they wouldn't play around with words like nuclear at tech or a fully fledged war because they knew what was most about. we have to seize this more moment now to do really something like country dance buildings back. and i thought that the us side, what would put its priorities in a different way. and that seems to june meeting some more saba and problematic approach. what will what will be on the agenda? no, us military personnel involved in august spa shed drove strike and i've gotten
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a stumble face any kind of punishment. 10 civilians were killed in the attack. most of the children we got reaction from a greeting relative to the announcement that was made by the pentagon. monday. did you not anticipate there being issues of personal accountability to be had with respect to the august 29th here strength luck. the key operation. the news came as a shock is humiliating for us to hear that no one will be prosecuted. they should have kept their word. we held that the people who ordered and carried out this attack would face justice. the americans claim that they can spot the need on the ground from their satellites. so how could they not see the innocent family they were about to kill? they found no connection between us and islamic states is a why didn't they do those checks before launching a vomitous? it looks like no other country is forcing them to seek justice. there is no one to change them because they're superpower. that's why the americans have failed to keep their promises when the americans promised justice and compensation. and then they would take us to the us. we found out on the news that they would take some
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measures, but nobody approached us nor contacted us. and we were given no information. how can they compensate us for our family members? all the wealth in the world means nothing to us. now we've lost 10 of our relatives . my brother was working for foreigners. he was innocent. all of our children were innocence. what did they do from all over under the contract? this girl was among the children killed in the strike. she was just 2 years old. 3 of the children been in a car when it was hit by a missile. in total 7 youngsters were killed all from just one family. while the pentagon initially defended the cobbles strike claiming its targeted members of his la mc state. but more than 2 weeks later though it acknowledged it was a tragic mistake. i discussed the developments with former u. s. military drone operator. brandon bryant, you know, it's been 10 years since i blew the whistle on the u. s. drone program will be 10 years in 5 days, actually. um, and to see that nothing has changed, even when it's blatantly out in front of everyone's face. how we operate and,
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and no one's being held accountable like we've been talking about this for 10 years now. when i 1st started talking about it, people called me a liar. people tried to defame me and now that we see it for what it actually is, innocence had been killed, not just innocent and innocent aid worker who was there trying to help. i really think that the united states has lost knowledge on how to conduct warfare. and it's now a business. they're not going to punish the people that make them money. they're just going to punish the people that are so the suppose it enemies in the ones that they test this, munitions on who should be punished or the officers. they said that there's a breakdown in communication, but that is mostly a lie. m, m must have been that there was there and there must been someone miscommunicating something. but they have everything should be in a chat program. like it's not just a radio call instantaneous. you spin up your mess when you shoot. it takes like 5
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minutes to get ready to shoot a messiah. this was not an emergency situation. no one was under spire. no one was under duress, no one was under stress. and so they had all the time in the world to make the decision on whether to shoot or not. the campbell incident adds to a long list of similar disasters. according to the bureau of investigative journalism, up to 9 hundreds afghan civilians have been killed by u. s. thrown stroke since 2004, including dozens of children. while the new york times found that hundreds of civilian deaths were unaccounted for by the pentagon, rondon brian shared with me more of his experience of operating battle drugs. there is no way that anyone who has ever done this job and sit there watching these people live their daily lives out, can not look at them and say, these are not people there. people because you go home and you go out to your own community and you see the same, keep the same types of people doing the same thing. they're going to coffee shops there, go into bookstores, they're hanging out with their friends and family. there is no disconnect for
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a drone operator. there's so much connection. like if, if a drone operator were to go over there and to meet the people that they interact with. visually, they would probably have a emotional breakdown and cry because they would, she, these people are suffering and no different than themselves. and that we're perpetuating that suffering because of our actions. we're doing it. facebook uses may have to reassess information. they've been getting from the site after its parent company, meta admitted in court, that so called fact checks are based merely on opinion. revelation came during a legal battle initiated by journalists after his post were flagged as misleading and says, can tailor. turns out the famous fact checkers who are busy labeling things false, partly false, misleading. i've actually been a bit loose with well, the facts. facebook yet again found itself in court. this time up against a john list. he didn't like the bay slapped partly full sticker on one of his post,
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so he sued for defamation. and because facebook where he spent millions of dollars on legal fees over the years and got creative this time and claimed that front checkers, don't decide what's false or not based on fact, what a ridiculous idea, but on their opinion, hence the title fact checker. and because opinion in america is sacred, you can't sue it. it's a very, very nifty loophole. but just to really escape any liability whatsoever. facebook doubled down on how it gives it fact checkers a very long lease. so matter identifies potential misinformation, for fact checkers to review and rate. it leaves the ultimate determination whether information is false, so misleading to the fact checkers. and though meta has designed its platforms so that fact checker ratings appear next to content that the fact checkers have reviewed and rated. it does not contribute to the substance of those ratings. now,
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you won't find any of these details in the giant fac taking section on facebook dot com. instead, you'll learn about how they interview thought fit and consult data. and look for facts, you know, to really drive home. the point about how it's all based on opinion, i think some of its 3000000000 users worldwide. once i appeased, after all, many of them had probably used these facts when arguing with their friends. and now it's turned out they were just quoting some random person's opinion about embarrassing railing, so that campaigning for facebook not to be let off the hook. court filing. facebook admits its fact checkers. don't check facts. is facebook admitted here that it's fact checks are not really fat checks at all, but merely opinion assertions also by facebook claim. and it's labels constitute opinions than doesn't that make it a publisher. facebook, your opinion piece is not exempt from being fact checked, even when they are clearly labeled as op eds or editorials. also,
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facebook or fax it labels can not be false or defamatory because they consist she'd protects that opinion even though we present them. as fact. my question though is, what does facebook need these opinionated fact checkers for anyway, after all, over the years, it's proved, it's committed to free speech. it loves giving people a voice, especially donald trump. it's dedicated to openness, transparency, and of course, democracy. i mean, it says all the time, if your democracy can't tolerate the speech of people, i'm not sure what kind of democracy it is. i do believe in giving people more access to information and more anxious to connect with one another and not reserving those as tools for some small number of a lead people. i don't feel comfortable at all saying they don't get to have a voice because i don't agree what they said, our ability to know what is misinformation is itself in question and i think reasonably so fact checkers. facebook favorite friends, protecting it from defamation, setting it free from accountability. someone to hide behind and times of trouble, but most importantly,
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always ready to get their opinion. so ask it tailored herb still ahead on the weekly with me, kevin o' in tonight, c, omicron coven strains. know nearly 90 countries closing more and more a lot more locked us after the break we discussed the current threatens posing with the world health organizations, regional director for europe. ah, my view more broadly is that genocide has taken place. far more than anyone acknowledges. right. it takes place frequently. it is taking place in virtually every country in the world. so why does it come to be called them? well, there's political will political mobilization here member wanda, known initially under the new agenda i was taking place. nobody wanted to call it that eventually that label came to the placement, not at the time when were holding up political is ation is if you say it's genocide
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suggests that you need to do something the join me every 1st day on the alex simon show. and i'll be speaking to guess in the world, the politics, sport, business and show business. i'll see you then. in the moon. ah. again, good evening health experts in the united states awarding that, the new coven, alma chrome barrier, maybe the dominant strain there in a matter of weeks. and it could potentially overwhelm the health care system. with health organizations has the new variance. now, in $89.00 countries,
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despite his rapid spread, early studies from south africa and hong kong, do seem to suggest some con is less likely to cause severe illness than the delta variant. and very few deaths have so far been linked to the new strength. however, the netherlands is imposing the toughest locked measures across christmas and into new year, while london smith declared a major incident over on the cross spread out. it's trying to get small details from the deploy shows, regional director for europe. how much more do we know about on the chron at this point? we know much more and we have the doors and about omicron it's to, it's the latest valiant. it's spreading much more faster, but i always tell, we're not in the business of fighting one. valiant when the business of fighting all variance and stu, delta is dominant. what we need to do is to implement what they call fife. bon demick stabilizers. number one, increase vaccination coverage number to boost boost,
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boost number city. double. the number of people voting. marks endorse number 4, ventilate, particularly in classrooms, keep the schools open and fife, implement new treatment protocols. how valid are the concerns that vaccines might prove and effective against on the crime. where we know as of to date, that vaccines are still effective for the 1st or the 2nd dose may be little bit less, but it recovers with a cert dosed well on the european union. specifically, we've seen a range of different approaches. why aren't we seeing a more uniformity from the block? in particular, the uniform has been growing over time, but i take the point that it's still really aleck, off uniformity with a cold political here it is and it's confuses the people that sway dublin was advocating to establish
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a bung european health city council at the high level to half uniformed in policy, but ultimately still health is a national competency. it's a decision by the country of speaking of sputnik v, a r t. we've heard from a number of experts that the issue has been politicized. is that true anyhow? house including vaccines. go beyond politics, we should never take into account the country of origin. i shared the optimism of the present alteration federation that this dub ritual emergency use listing for sputnik ruby. there soon. devastated locals have been trying to pick up the pieces of the unprecedented deadly tornadoes. that read havoc across vast swathes of the united states, notably the state of kentucky, but residence fine lawmakers are putting political point, scoring above helping them rebuild their lives. it seems nicky aaron reported on it
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in the week. ah mm hm. worst most devastating, most deadly tornado event in kentucky's history. there's our home town and it's just devastating. everybody's walls there. laws were shaking house collapse in a guess. if you can see where the whole house is buckled. the little back side of this house is off total devastation for all town. most of our historic buildings are now golf with
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one of the largest tornado outbreaks in our history. entire towns were destroyed as some 30 powerful tornadoes, ravaged across 6 us states. the worst affected can saki, and needs help support and relief aid. and so it turns to the government and fellow americans. but politics is politics. and it seems not even a monumental disaster, like this one can bridge america's political divide. and some believe it's a perfect opportunity to show that you reap what you sow. when hurricane harvey's hit in 2017, the 17 senators who voted against a bill to provide billions of dollars in relief. well, all republicans among them, kentucky's sen, round pole. once again, thousands are suffering, but there is no time like the present for political punches. we should do what we can to help our kentucky neighbors, good wisdom for hurting,
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but do not for one second. so that round pole has voted against helping most americans, most times. very neat. we know, rand paul is a heartless hypocrite. the people in kentucky deserve the relief, regardless of their buffoon ish leadership. much of the damage done to use this against him and his party in the future. it is a missed opportunity for some it's not even off limits to suggest that if you vote read, then you had it coming vote for climate change deniers and see what happens. tornadoes in december are rad, that weather climate change. while the factor is not clear at this point, still is the country real than shock and concerns over climate change peak. it could also play into the democrats hands as they bid to push a $1.00 trillion dollar climate package through the senate. all i know is that the intensity of the weather across the board has some impacts as a consequence of the warm animal planet and the climate change. and so it themes
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something as devastating as this can only wet the appetite for those looking to score political points. in the week, her climate change expert warned the time was running out of a natural disasters, particularly for the worst off in society. people who are always defeated by these comments and comment disasters, and extreme events tend to be those who are already the least advantage. so people who really have a life at a worst of either being they pool or assist too few services, that they have even fewer resources to cope with. those negative situations, events for beavis facing where they come once a year or much more frequently than that or even much less frequently, politically. we're at a moment's way over the last few months. the most recent climate change
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and a report from me and i d. c, c has been released. and what that report really shows is that we have very little time and it's incredibly urgent stock who makes quite drastic action. a developing story tonight, a 120 of 128 minus have been rescued from on the co fire in russia's largest coal producing area emergency services are still trying to evacuate. the remaining workers of for alarm went off earlier today at the facility, there was bus region in western siberia. the site's not that far actually remind that last month also called fire. then killing more than 40 workers. unless the weekly, the way some a big news headlines the last 7 days. panda, thanks for watching this edition live from moscow with me, kevin owen, annex program. so you and your part of the world on the air after the break,
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i ah oil and gas manufacturing, electricity, telecomm, guys potations. all of them now have io t type of infrastructure connected to the internet. so clearly realizing that it's disruptive potential so that those countries can't ignore it because it threatens national security issue. but if we take the nato n e u countries, virtually all of them subscribed to certain doctrines and maintains cyber task forces. they are a cyber army on behalf of
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a country that's their job. ah, as low dose, this feel a doesn't act like a typical poison. it acts as an indication disruptor. meaning that it disturbs our hormones. the molecules that regulate, among other things, our reproductive system. with the tiniest observable doses, it can have devastating effects. in other words, between the dos and the effect of a product. research is starting to find some very unexpected relationships. and this is shaking off the world of toxicologists. we were rejecting their dog what the toxicology community has not accepted it. they said we reject this. the resistance of the toxicologist was well intentioned. it was also providential for the manufacturers of plastics. it's not
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always that people intentionally want to derail science. some people unwittingly, through no fault of their own can at times be ponds, in other people's efforts to produce strategic ignorance. there are many ways that ignorance is produced. some of them are malevolent, some of them are inadvertent, some of them are well intentioned, but end up having these, these outcomes and i, it is actually extremely important for us to study the broad question of how ignorance is produced. because not everyone who produces ignorance is necessarily evil. but some of these people are the plastics industry gives financial backing to alternative research thanks to which it spokespeople can proclaim year after year, that low doses are without danger. more than 100 independent studies have shown that real life exposure to be ph.


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