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sochi games both have undergone hundreds of anti doping controls since two thousand and fourteen and dozens more in recent months control is carried out abroad controls carried out by independent bodies by federations and analyzed throughout europe never in russia the result over the last four years a biathlete has never tested positive. in the is a by athlete who brought a gold home from sochi and he and his team mates. or leaders of team russia and were both two main hopefuls for winning medals and south korea as well they're both world champions and in all of their years competing neither has ever tested positive for doping and that's one of the reason the the decision as an injustice the tone of the set of tauriel will not please everyone that's obvious but there are still questions about the integrity of the decision makers since when can we condemn innocent sportsmen to punish the guilty is obvious to ban the russians that don't for the rest know the i was he has promised to publish the full list of
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eligible athletes on sunday just a mere two weeks before the start of the games leaving an appeal unlikely and that means that a number of russian athletes who are still reeling from the fact that they will not be able to compete under their own flag will now be hit with another blow others said to be excluded from the list are prominent hockey players and figure skaters again all of whom have never tested positive for doping and yet they will not be forced to watch the games from the sidelines with forty three other other teammates who have been hit by bans earlier and another gold medalist who is also thought to be excluded speed skater victor that he thought korean by birth which means that his dreams of competing in his home country are looking rather dim at this point and while condemnation of the decision has continued to flow in that's unlikely to change the i.o.c. is mind. and number of international athletes as well as heads of and then pick committees have condemned the potential banning of clean athletes the head of the caring in them to committee says i phone who took this must be punished but that.
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the measures taken against russian athletes have been politically motivated one french biathlete has claimed that the finger is being unfairly pointed at the whole country and the international biathlon union head has claimed the organization has not been involved in the decision making process russian athletes from seven different disciplines are said to be missing from the list that includes five prominent russian short track speed skaters three biathlon champions and a two time world champion cross-country skier none of them have ever tested positive for doping and then were of russian hockey players on slayers and figure skaters who didn't even participate in the saatchi twenty fourteen olympic games are also missing however the i.o.c. says it wanted to give way to a new clean generation you see wanted to give clean russian athletes the opportunity to participate and give a young new generation of clean russian athletes the opportunity to be at the olympic games and be ambassadors for
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a new clean russian sport. to discuss this further let's cross live to ellis cashmore professor of sociology at aston university in the u.k. welcome to the program ellis now as we heard thomas barr says he wants a new generation of clean athletes but how can he say that all the old generation of guilty obviously that's not the case is it no it's not the case but that's not to say that he can't say it he clearly is saying something if not in those words something very similar. what we have to bear in mind here dear is the fact that the olympic organizers have complete ability to do this and they don't have to give an explanation the olympic tournament itself is an invitation only event and that means that the organizers have the power to exclude nations or individuals willy nilly they can do it as they please and my understanding is that
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they are not under any kind of obligation to disclose the reasons we do want to know the reasons of course because there seems to be very little rhyme nor reason behind these decisions the only thing we can do at the moment is jump to the conclusion that there is persecution going on i know it's a tough word but i do believe it's appropriate in this instance these athletes are being excluded because they are if not guilty by association smeared by association the presumption is that as their russians they're both familiar with the russian coaching methods they will have rubbed shoulders with trainers they will have come into contact in some way with people who have in the past or maybe even the present views dope and that makes them guilty. of some strong language there alice by association persecution however if we look at some of the facts many of the athletes they didn't even participate in the such twenty fourteen games or haven't
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been tested positive and all that a thing and that's the point you're trying to make isn't it so so why should they be land absolutely. as a say i i can't find any reason apart from i suppose and i'm speculating here in india that there is some kind of attempt to ostracize russia russia is the bad guy of sport at the moment has been for the past twelve eighteen months we know that it isn't getting a fair shake and i speak as a neutral you know i'm not pro russian i'm not anti russian i speak as a completely neutral analyst of these situations but russia has not got a fair crack of the whip we haven't seen evidence to support these allegations that there is state sponsored doping but the world or most of the world at least seems to have accepted that there is some kind of systematic doping going on in russia and because of that reason i think that anyone who is associated with russia is
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automatically lumped together with a nation that is collectively guilty of doping which is not a search of course that the rest of the world isn't taking doe. to enhance their performances in sport because i think every other country is participating in some kind of doping but the point is that russia has been stuck with that label and that stigma is going to be awfully difficult to erase in the years to come if we look at how the i.o.c. is dealt with this fame briefly and why do you think things are stagnant the announcement of the band's. well i suppose the closer it gets to the at the start date with a couple of weeks away now of course the more difficult it is to appeal this decision it's going to be too late to go to the court of arbitration for sport and even if the athletes individually did so all russia collectively did so it's unlikely to get a favorable decision from that court so in other words they've excluded them in the
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full knowledge that they were. in korea to compete. at this cash mall professor of sociology from aston university thanks very much for coming on to the program complex still to come and humanitarian aid has been targeted in the afghan city of jalalabad about being a moral not story after this break. here's what people have been saying about rejected and i suspect it's. the only show i go out of my way to you know a lot of the really packed a punch. is the john oliver of party america is the same we are apparently better than to see people you've never heard of. jack for the next president of the world bank take. me seriously send us an email.
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what politicians do you should. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to be rich. but you do want to be pretty much like before reasonable people. interested always in the water. there should. welcome back to the program top u.s. democrats are claiming that russian balls are once again attempting to manipulate public opinion this time by spreading to release the memo on twitter the document in question led to reveal surveillance pieces by the f.b.i.
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including that it spied on presidential campaign team democrats and i'm calling on twitter to investigate whether russia was involved in spreading the tweets we are witnessing in and doing it by the russian government through kremlin linked social media actress directly acting to intervene and influence our democratic process we urge your companies to need to take necessary steps to expose and deactivate accounts involved in this influence operation. more on this story caleb moore joins me live from new york. are we seeing another crime then paul well there's been an upsurge among conservatives and trump supporters demanding that this memo be released they allege that there is a memo showing that the obama administration was politically motivated when it investigated trump russia connections they want this memo made public there's a hash tag now release the memo now according to the democrats this is all
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a vast conspiracy directed by the kremlin we've heard from representative adam schiff who actually said on c.n.n. that other republicans are making common cause with russian bots that's the accusation that's being leveled. republicans are not happy being accused of being a centrally foreign agents and working against the united states simply because they want to bring to light what the obama administration possibly did let's take a listen. i had that same shock feeling i was like wait a minute this actually happened from our justice department in this f.b.i. that's how serious this is that there has been a real attempt to undermine this president and it's the type of information that we need all americans to see immediately the american people deserve they must say they want to know what's in this document sadly much of the mainstream media will be covering this today but in this house on this day let us know that indeed we are
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still one nation under god willing to protect life now despite the fact they're being accused of being driven by russian bots this really hasn't gone away the calls to release the memo are asking lading and many forces really are demanding that this memo be released but furthermore there has now been a new hash tag that has started among people supporting the release of the memo they've started the hash tag not a russian bot as they continue to raise the demand that this hash tag and that this this information be released revealing the possible political motivations behind the russian investigators ok thanks for the update on a lot more pain reporting from new york. at least two people have been killed and twelve more injured in the afghan city of jalalabad a suicide attack
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a detonator the car the humanitarian group save the children reportedly up to fifty people in the building at the time it's now announced his temporarily shutting down what kind of stung and according to afghan media i saw has claimed responsibility for the attack here's how witnesses described the assault. first i had the sound of gunfire then a very big explosion took place i think it was a car bomb there were several other explosions and more gunfire one doubt i'm sure people first i heard gunfire when a car bomb exploded and suicide attackers came shopkeepers in this area several residents were brutally killed the situation is very bad. with the security situation deteriorating in afghanistan the u.s. is increasing the number of combat aircraft it has in the south of the country according to a nato press release washington wants to step up efforts to cripple taliban controlled infrastructure and cut off the fundamentalist movements revenue streams
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it's estimated that the taliban effectively control of around forty percent of afghanistan on sunday it was behind an attack on a luxury hotel in kabul that left at least twenty two elliptical analyst was going to tell us that he believes there will be no stability in the country until the u.s. with your present cards out of hand of his government is a valve you criticize you think you is dominance and now in afghanistan at all and there is no chance or do you is new hope to be a stable afghanistan under the dominance of your artists is the big question is why you day by day the situation is going to do really good day by day the afghan people has become hopeless if the united states is couldn't defeat i is all taliban of the country so they should come first that. members of the kurdish community in iraq a province in syria have turned out to protest against the turkish military incursion in the south of the country and it's not just in syria but people are angry at
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a wave of protests as we knew it to demonstrations have been held in athens and london people wait like the current and with a similar protest also took place in the german city of royal hind campaign is there with a german made tanks are being used in the turkish offensive his. the turkish military operation against the kurds in syria has caused some consternation here in germany however officials in berlin say that they're only somewhat concerned about the actions of ankara the military confrontation between turkey and the kurdish forces carries rich in estimable the last thing syria needs is another standoff imagine the surprise when german saw the footage of turkey's military offensive against the kurds and they saw german made leopard tanks as the speed ahead of that offensive it comes at a time when germany's foreign ministers the rio is pushing the upgrades for the
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tanks supplied by to ankara this includes things like upgrades to the mine protection abilities that they would have with rumors that other upgrades are in the pipeline for the hundreds of tanks provided by germany to turkey bases all scene is part of a charm offensive by the german foreign minister as he seeks to normalize relations between germany and turkey. one knows he almost should be all disturbed when we speak about nazi mentality but you do apply this type of mentality in germany. does the nazi fact without question turkey snatches comparisons must stop unfortunately we see that these comparisons have not stopped. however when it comes to questions over whether german tanks are being used against the kurds. and says
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from the german government seen on the ground there is no official stance from the defense ministry from the foreign ministry or from those who deal with exports at the ministry of economics here no tanks see no time to speak of no tanks the lying coming from the german government at the moment but when it comes to the german people they don't seem convinced that they should be providing arms to turkey right now i don't think so none of. it because war is bad at all. to han has caused a disturbance in this region so i don't think we should sell him tanks but i think that's awful became from the tricks of fighting against an entire people should not be happening. it's terrible we should not be sending any weapons at all no matter who's behind. the round of our top stories don't forget to check us out on social media twitter and all websites in an e-mail will be here at the top of the hour
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with more of the latest news so do stay with us. when lawmakers manufacture consent still public wealth. when the ruling classes to protect themselves. in the final
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to. my memories of her really quite. sure that i ever really met my mom again after. strange story out of florida this morning where the mother of three children drove into the ocean off her daytona beach. the pregnant mom spoke of demons before driving into the atlantic. police say they've never seen anything like this. the tiny city of newburgh new york is trying to come to grips with the deaths of three young children who died when their mother drove them
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into the hudson river among the victims are two year old lance pierre and his a loving month old sister tabs we should take nothing for granted not our loves nor our lives our families or friends even our sanity one minute all is well the next we're plunged into darkness unable to process what is real and what is not nice. autumn stringin realized this old too young of the summer after i turned eight she should not be in line and she knows it was the moment. that shattered trust. you know how do you how do you trust anybody after that. forced to confront a mystery beyond our comprehension she spent decades haunted in search of answers in pursuit of peace when something like killing all six of her children. made sense
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enough to put the kids in the bronco and drive into the river i see it. gravels it again water flying and kids screaming and somehow she managed to dig it up to back out of that. and that's an incredible victory for somebody in that state of mind you know there are other mothers don't win that battle. autumn's mom did eventually die by suicide alone on a country road tony steph and was now we're done with. children. i'm laying in bed at night in my room. listening to a houseful of morning. just shattered the whole family just shattered the children shattered me it has become so commonplace these irrational acts and horrific scenes that we've almost become numb to it we've seen them in schools and public spaces in homes and churches. all over the news try as we might to understand them we can't
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try as we might to ignore them they call to us still we called the paramedics that . they tried the roughly the reviver. outside their about the patient but. it was cold it's two thousand and four and the downings world has just been shattered his daughter a victim of an unimaginable act of violence but it was how this eleven year old girl died that truly horrified the world how cats candace hanged herself one canister star and we just we asked ourselves how could we not know she was then unhappy the downings didn't realize it at the time of course but her case was not a rare event no candace was far from alone she started on this drug somewhere around january and these things make you unafraid they
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make you do things you wouldn't do normally they make you able to put a rope around your neck and hang yourself. they were still dizzy from death traumatized and broken when they solved the mystery the drugs responsible they say a cold s s r i's and they're among the best selling drugs in the world s s r i's better known as antidepressants these are some symptoms of the prairie psychiatric drugs like assess our eyes have been defended with religious zeal by their believes and damned by others as some of the most dangerous drugs on the planet distinguishing truth from fiction has been a challenge and this is placed the public in the an enviable position of deconstructing the scientific and medical dog on their own in the midst of a thirty he a social experiment as director of the national institutes of mental health thomas insel has been at the center of
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a storm of contradictions about the use of these drugs so i think we have to be very humble about this right now because we've often been so self-congratulatory because we have after all many people feel made great strides. the numbers don't really support that dr insoles candor is sure to shock and upset many on all sides of the debate the word failure is one few have dad to utter fundamentally why we failed here why has the suicide rate not come down why have as they measures disability whatever those might be why have those continued to go up instead of down well all the numbers are going in the wrong direction so we're already failed what's gone wrong here a lot of people say it's because of stigma and access the fact is that actually more people are getting more treatment than ever before so it's hard for me to quite believe that i would just submit that from the end i am age perspective. the
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answer about why we failed is a little more disruptive and that answer is that we don't know enough to hear the director of the and i am h. say now that all of the axle taishan is about psychotropics. from the media from academia from the profession from governments were not merited is unsettling after billions of prescriptions and hundreds of billions of dollars in drug company profits how did this occur i think that our field has gone off track here by devoting so much of its resources over the last twenty or thirty years both publicly and privately to under trying to understand how the drugs work but you've got medications here that at most reduce some of the symptoms of mood disorders of psychotic disorders they don't in any sense provide a cure this change of heart contradicts what we've been told about psychiatric drugs for a generation now and raises serious questions about how and why these drugs have
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been dispensed so indiscriminately using antidepressants or any of the psychiatric drugs is simply not it's not understood is not explained it's not do well to ponder i think they're in a different class of drugs from most of the drugs that we take for our other elements in the eighty's and ninety's s.-s. our eyes were the first in a class of new mental health potions heralded as wonder drugs and miracle curious they were extolled as safe and effective solutions for the age old problem of depression and were marketed as such thus began an aggressive march towards a new era in psychiatry one which boasted chemicals for the mental health conditions that a dog humankind for millennia thirty years later however the window on that era and its bold proclamations appears to be closing in the immediate it can make a huge difference you could have someone going from being psychotic to being
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non-psychotic which is a pretty amazing change in behavior. but i think what we we need to recognize has that happened or last fifty years is that they haven't. shown to be as good as we thought they were. while the drug companies ruthlessly defended their magic bullets in the courts and through the press they were in effect stigmatizing people who were harmed by using them in the early one nine hundred ninety s. this issue had reached a peak was prozac causing violence and suicide but what happened was that there psychopharmacology committee almost everybody on the committee worked for the drug companies so the conflicts of interest was so enormous that the f.d.a. had to give them all letters for giving them with their conflicts of interest they can be sued it was a manner of how do we cover it up how do we hide it at every step of the process towards approval and marketing thereafter was designed to hide and mislead the
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public and physicians about the suicide side effect lilly's own secret files implicate the f.d.a. paul lieber robert temple and thomas lock as being complicit in a scheme to whitewash the dark facts about prozac eli lilly has been called the house that prozac built before the drug was introduced lilly reported earnings of six hundred million dollars annually prozac change lives fortunes and the company banked at least twenty one billion dollars in profits from the drug over the life of the patent. head. when i say to some people prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death in our society that seems to be the dividing line or some people who already know what's true or have read about it understand it and then there's others who think of that's a myth that can't be true they simply can't conceive of so they stop listening terence young is
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a member of parliament in canada serving oakville ontario just outside of toronto after a prescription drug caused the death of his daughter vanessa he founded an advocacy group drug safety canada vanessa collapse in front of me her heart had stopped basically she said. it up to go upstairs when you lose a child your world is upside down and i was thrown into a study of medicine of medical jargon of how the health care system works and when it doesn't work and i didn't ask for it but it was my way of dealing with the loss of an s. or so it was in a sense my way of grieving and it started the day she died for five years young investigated the practices of the medical and drug industries and in doing so he says he realized have pharmacy influence had permeated every construct of modern society the loss of his daughter coupled with the shocking truth she uncovered.


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