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ruled out though that there was systematic consumption and that alexander crucial need ski the russian bronze medalist here and young chang could have taken the pills on purpose the russian olympic committee is starting a comprehensive investigation into how the substance ended up and crucial needs keys body some of the key points that i should bring up here also are that the concentration of mole dony him according to the russian side again suggest single use of the drug and also tests that crucial need ski went through ahead of the olympics were always negative so that backs up the idea that there's actually no proof of systematic use of any m by the curler now we've spoken to some of the other curlers including the head coach of the russian female team at these alum banks and they actually said that it is quite possible that someone could have
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spiked alexander's food or drinks. too much too early you don't need to be a secret agent to give athletes of both will with any kind of banned substance that totally unprotected you just put it in a hotel room it's easy if you can see the bottle and it's like locked then it can open it you can see it it was locked he open it drink it and as long as you keep an eye on the bottle that's fine if you just like turn it around for a second tell me is this bottle. on the other hand curling is a very peculiar sport which may i guess be compared to pole nuker bowling perhaps in a sense and in this case you really don't understand how such a drug is. may actually work and this sport to help the athletes it helps and durrance and recovery and again some of the experts in sport that we've talked to are saying that simply they can't understand why would
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a curler take these pills i really don't think that encouraging helping is useful i think incurring both is really important and it's like mansell and physical side so the doping is absolutely no excuse for at this aspect i don't really understand what what it would approve or what it would improve you in your game kind of things to apply i don't understand what it will do for you. in any case the court of arbitration for sport will hold will be holding a hearing on thursday on alexander crucially its case will be there and we really want to hear what the lawyers and then of course the jury and the arbitrators have to say about that. are reporting from south korea thank you for that report. now for more on this we're now joined live by andy brown who's
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a sports journalist and author of the sports integrity initiative now russian officials claim that the concentration of male donia shows it was a single use is that something that really can be established by adopting test. might not be the circumstance that the case and i don't know whether you can establish use on the ice. how would you do. it's difficult say without seeing the documents. the particulars of this case however what is going to is not dania is kind of a constant controversial substances it was only added to the privets at least in two thousand and sixteen and when it was publicized by the world anti-doping agency they only publicized the fact that it's been added in english and then in a very limited circumstances so it may just be that this russian counter wasn't aware that militarily it was on the list of well and in the same vein we're not
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actually sure exactly how long that drug can stay in the system it said stay out for nine months but it could be longer is that a possibility here as well i know there was a of varying degree of uncertainty about the excretions terms for meltdown you mean in your in when it was added to the list want to have changed the guidelines or went after it should be sanctioned twice because it wasn't understood how long it stayed in the system as a set it was added in two thousand and sixteen. and so even if it you know it stays in the body for nine months you took it manoir months ago unfortunate still no excuse because two thousand and sixteen was two years ago now all of question it's his prior tests are said to have been negative does that show it wasn't systematic use for him. when you say systematic use some kind of puzzled by the term systems that use seems to suggest that there was some sort of plans to give the russian day russian athletes now the name i don't think anyone was suggesting that's what's
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happened in this case so me this seems like a sort of mistake or as your report suggested perhaps an attempt to sabotage by a member of another team will unite. what is clear is that this is the apparently the amounts in the sample is very very small we seem to suggest it was taken some time ago now actually it was sabotaged how would that have happened. you know the plan china lympics surely very the amounts in sample be much larger now of course question it's katie is a curling athlete do you think that mel dhoni and would have any specific help to that sport well i'm not i mean i don't i don't think anyone suggesting that he's taken this guy in some sort of the poems and hence you know the effect however was on the list of essential medicines supplied by russia to the world health organization when it was at its the brits at least and it's one of the taken it was widely taken across eastern europe in russia latvia and countries like that. so i
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mean it may be that it was taken just as a sort of. a kind of like an aspirin over the council medicine i'm as it was done by lots of russians who were it was added to the list and a bronze sports journalist and author at sports integrity initiative thank you so much for finding time to join us today or back with more news after a short break. i played for many clubs over the years so i know the game and so i got. the ball isn't only about what happens on the pitch for the final school it's about the passion from the families it's the age of the superman each kill you know their own lives and spending to get to the twenty million one player. it's an experience like
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nothing else not to because i want to share what i think what i know about the beautiful game but great so what will chance with. the case it's going to take. to we were american worst movie but what that's not us americans are screwed ruthless huckster golf playing sharks that's who we are and that's who donald trump is that's why i don't like to go back to mama that's what they learn trump. welcome back to the program we're now going back to our top story president everyone has announced that his army will lay siege to syria's afrin where it's
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trying to oust kurdish forces now the announcement comes amid conflicting reports that damascus also plans to send troops to the city to end the crisis for now we can cross live to discuss this issue with political analyst chris bambery now could everyone's announcement be a reaction to reports that assad sending forces to the region. i think it's somewhat more complicated i think a washington will be watching this with some trepidation because what we're seeing here is a realignment of turkey iran and russia and the americans are already angry with turkey for supplying. to iran and are threatening action over this but also i think they're worried that there can be a bigger shift here thus far america and the kurds have been allied in the fight against so-called islamic state we've had the russians intervene on the side of assad and the turks into being as the codes now we're seeing another mix could well
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be the joining of this iranian russian turkish axis is assad and i think in the package oh you said is the kurds watching those well asaad is saying is coming to help the codes it was certainly the case that the government forces were fighting in the same say as the kurds against so-called islamic state but our side has no love of the codes he'd like to to control of the region saw that our layman opens up the possibility he could turn in the codes as well so what we're seeing here is a huge chunk of change road in alliances which must be discomforting the americans who find themselves in a very awkward situation now in our eyes of the codes as they still are but no facing possible trouble with turkey we have the trouble relationship that russia and of course around so what we're seeing here is a change of alignment in the middle east and america looking like it's being a bit more sidelined that certainly is used to be in the past. what can president
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assad gain from intervening in a friend our friend do you think or. well i think he must be looking at the possibility that he can bring regain control of the territory here essentially ceded to the codes as parts i said of the alliance with the kurdish forces against against so-called islamic state no that so-called islamic state seems to be on the edge of theat the calculation in damascus must be is that maybe by shifting line if we could make a deal with her to and then we can regain the kodesh areas at the same time there is no particular love lost between assad and urge to one because of the early ones previous of poor for various rebel forces including some of those who joined islamic state and therefore he also. must be thinking both ways i could win here i could either get one over another one or by shifting my arms against the kurds i can regain that position and i think you're there must be making those calculations
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in damascus which is the best way to go here but possibly a win win situation for the assad regime now kurdish y.p. g. forces have said that there is no agreement yet with damascus do you think a deal will now be reached given this announcement. i think it does as i say why in the bones the why b.g. have been affected with both the merkel and the syrian government in the fight against islamic state and the consequence of that is that the car vote this area under their own control but the fact that there are over the peak kid of kurdistan people workers party are fighting a war in turkey against the old one has always been a bugbear for who's taken action against them in the past he was afraid to it to destroy them as part of that war against against the kurds and then you have this regional makes his code to stand if we were to create a kurdish state is in the kurds or in syria there in iraq there in iran and turkey so none of the regional powers really want to see the emergence of
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a kurdish state and all of them must be thinking what's the best way forward here and the possible deal is basically everyone could unite by saying we're going to eradicate the y.p. g.'s the y b g must be in a very difficult circumstance here and desperately on the phone to washington the one remaining secure hour in this region about what to do of course it will be very important to watch and see which way this girl is political analyst chris bambery thank you so much for joining us today and bringing us your insight. afghan citizens have submitted more than a million statements to the international criminal court alleging they were victims of war crimes the court began collecting testimonies and november of last year. the statements describe accounts of alleged atrocities prepared perpetrated by not only by the taliban and the islamic state but also by the afghan army and american military forces stationed there some of the testimonies were submitted on behalf of
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a number of people so the actual number of alleged crimes could in fact be higher we spoke to abdul hiwatt who lost fifty two members of his family in the conflict in fact a deal a different kind of war crimes happened in afghanistan in the last sixteen seventeen years american born villages with policies that's one kind of crime another type of crime afghan security forces into villages. without any reason do you kill people without you know identifying with the out against the government or just simple people living in the village. at the end of last year the international criminal court released a statement alleging american armed forces as well as the cia committed war crimes in afghanistan in the early two thousand jennifer breeden who is an attorney specializing in foreign policy believes that it's going to be very difficult to bring about justice there could be many more claims that come out these claims have
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come out against three different factions the taliban and their how conny network in afghanistan also against afghan government forces or the afghanistan military there and as well as u.s. military and u.s. military personnel and afghanistan now on the domestic side the united states military code has a very strict and stringent of very long lists of laws that military personnel men and women have to be subject to and they have to follow but in terms of international crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the international criminal court then no then the u.s. cannot be held under their jurisdiction because the united states is not a signatory to the rome statute which created the international criminal court so in that case it would be less likely that they'd be brought to justice by member states or those that are aligned or fall under the jurisdiction of the i.c.c. . leonardo dicaprio who picked up an oscar for his portrayal of
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a man's fight for survival pitted against the elements in the resident is worried about the weather in siberia the dicaprio foundation has alerted its instagram followers about the low temperatures in the region. the moment is broke when temperatures reach near record siberian village of the estimates of temperature was around minus sixty degrees celsius climate change is posing a real threat to local people's minds and much structure. that's
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a wrap up of the news for this hour but don't forget you can always head to our website or to dot com for all the details on those stories and more and of course i'll be back at the top the hour. what the politicians to do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted
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or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to be rich. that you'd like to be but what about for the three of them or people that i'm interested always in the waters and. there should be more. just. certain i want to do things that show me face do we really be very clear let's go away go to. management. and they on they they when they up and they have.
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skimmed you need yeah you feel the. sun yeah i'm them what do you how to become a something like your body looks local do you. mind if. i want to mean that with a measure more like a passionate. elliston is getting international recognition with the help of israel at least in the world of zoos and member wolf it was dismissive to do it looking like you know that this isn't my cup of tea is going to have no clothes on me all may be a bit. old john without a doubt. the only palestinians who gets the most hopeful is jerusalem counterparts i don't think there is a lot of those who in the world under the oak vision they're not going to go through this. and know if there's
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a laugh out that it's got to this lady of the most of the jihad i'm going to continue in the doesn't seem to do more in the middle sauced don't put this all. right brooke. that i am sure this is a cause or a party you know we talked a lot of various topics on the show and one topic that we don't talk enough about is love you know love makes the world go round with love nothing is possible i'm so fortunate to be so in love with stacy. ok well that's quite interesting that you bring that up because actually our first topic is all about hate and how hate drives huge profit hate and fear and it's
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all about the american huckster so you know that the right wing in america the republican base has was kind of you know rallied into a passionate fervor with the tea party once obama won and it was all about irrational fear of obama who were supposedly born in kenya as a muslim and was a secret muslim taking over the united states and it was going to introduce shariah law sort of crazy well now the left wing has gone the so-called left wing has done the same thing we've turned into you know the democrats have turned into another american huckster class so i'm going to read you this headline from the daily beast about. you know the resistance the hash tag the resistance and all of the groups that. you know the political action committees that have erupted around fighting donald trump and saving the republic from the new world order of donald trump cash
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for coalition against from going into consultants pockets instead as chump ran for president the group democratic coalition against raise money promising to stop him while dedicating more than ninety percent of its expenditures to paying its own members this is around a guy on twitter called got to work and he's got a huge following now because he's leading the resistance along with louis' mansion error garland and all these crazy wacky conspiracy theories send us your five bucks right now and we'll fight trump on your behalf i'm convinced the connection with hate and hucksterism is one where the hucksters in this case are instilling hate hate the other side the two minutes of tape they're trying to get people to hate irrationally toward the republicans coming from the resistance side of the equation the they're not instilling hate the hate is already there and they're like you know they tickling that hate they themselves have no emotion
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they're just like looking for somebody to plunder to pick their pockets and send us five bucks a snake oil here will help you get rid of your shaky legs and it works every one hundred percent of the time here they're like just send us your five bucks and we'll help defeat trump will help keep you from you know you know we'll we'll see we'll we'll we'll seek vengeance for hillary it was her turn she should have had my guess is the right term for it i mean this is the basis of the american experience it's goes back to p.t. barnum it goes back to wild bill hickock it's part as it's thomas edison it's a lawn musk is the end of the day a bit of a lobster there's a spectrum. upon which hucksterism is a you know some of them actually don't get it steve jobs these are for canucks they happen to be able to sweet talk their way into australia raise a few billion dollars introduce technologies that became world beating but without that make it and fake it to make it mentality that is so american there would be
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nothing that's what donald trump represents so these people don't understand what they're fighting they're fighting ben franklin they're fighting the constitution the fight in the revolution of seven hundred seventy six they're fighting alex jones for gosh sakes and nobody beats alex jones he's got to be everyone's become alex jones twenty years ago ouster owens was the fringe guy in media now everet there's no more walter cronkite there's no more mainstream media anchorperson isn't even brian williams the last of the tribe was obliterated now you have rachel maddow everyone of mainstream media katie couric and whoever they're all trying to catch up to challenge alex jones is the gold standard in american news and the crazier the conspiracy theories from maddow becomes the more she sells now on alex jones of colloidal silver and guardian and account sort of stuff but on her show it's just as wacky sort of opioids and by aggro and you know erectile dysfunction has been she's been shown that the goop which is the product of that shiksa.
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opposite of oh gosh i did not have sorry but she's got goop which is the same stuff in it that they sell over at info wars and erectile dysfunction gosh you know if only they just were able to cure baldness like they were trying to do originally i mean then we would need a d. woodley because we're just too good looking i saw a horrible video of donald trump apparently is i completely bald and has these weird patches all over its head i think i never does the greens at his golf courses did his hair do you know that brought in some kind of greenskeeper did come up with that hair do it i mean if you get lost and there are three. it's a two stroke penalty but it makes no sense for the president to look like that as kind of an outsider to these two groups of hucksters victims of hucksters right wing left wing red team blue team you know democrat republican because we've lived outside the us for so long and then it's quite funny we were mocking the tea party
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and and that they were being plundered by all sorts of hucksters and now it's funny to watch the left wing the soca left wing the people who how at the sky and the people who are like having breakdowns over you know two hucksters running against each other they were to various forms of hucksters versus clinton they're both oxter is one huckster perhaps he's a bigger huckster but nevertheless he still won the most votes or the most electoral college votes for sure hillary is not a huckster bill clinton is a huckster you know hillary is like leona helmsley she's a word that rhymes with rich i think that was her direct quote but that doesn't make her a huckster unfortunately oh she won while she was riding on the coattails of a huckster and here again they talk about the democratic coalition scott torque and they paid more than half of the money it raised last year to its employees of their consulting firms according to the federal election commission records dorchen the bulldog finance group was the chief beneficiary john more than one hundred thousand
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dollars from the democratic coalition the breakdown of twenty sixteen when the democratic coalition declared his goal was who making sure that don't trump never became president was even starker that your dorchen and other staff members received more than ninety percent of all the democratic coalition's expenditures either personally or through a consulting company according to f.e.c. records it's a common theme throughout u.s. literature poetry culture a yellow tabloid journalism through history ideas i think oil a little research on that actually came over with the chinese immigrants who were building the railway and they had actually chinese oils snake oil stud were good for art's right. is sore muscle pains of things like this and then they merican huckster was able to adapt that and americanize it so that they just used opium alcohol and some other fancy ingredients cocaine in a bottle and sold out as a pain reliever and it's still going on today the biggest opiate crisis in american
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history is just a snake oil repack is from the days of the chinese immigrants selling snake oil on the plains across america sosa memorably in without us this never change we've never not had this plague of hucksterism and that's what america's all about donald trump is as american as of the flag and apple pie again here are some more amusing quotes from the daily beast article the apparent self dealing in large legal expenditures of the democratic coalition against trump have left some donors to the organization angry with what they see as a waste of money and energy it's also left democratic operatives worried that money is being sent to organizations that are engaged largely in self promotion at a time when resources are needed for midterm election contests and the state advocacy against trump hucksterism flourishes in the political arena when we are no longer really citizens where consumers we want to buy somebody who will do our work for us so do our advocacy get out there with our placards go out there and vote go out there and agitate and go out there and harass you know not harass but like you
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know be a citizen and call your congresspeople call your local officials call the party representatives and say do this or do that and said if we want to just like just like with charity which is also filled with hucksterism you send bob geldof ten bucks or you know one of those sort of organizations headed by a celebrity front person you know you send them money and you think like now i feel better and i'm just going to go you know plunder resources around the world with a feeling a little bit better that my military plunders their resources but at least i gave twenty dollars to some charity that allegedly helped some people who are start you know the child laborers that diamond mines in somewhere in africa george washington . jumped out of cherry tree. it all depends on what your definition of is is right bill clinton and they get away with it because america loves it america low's the and you know that's
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a got us to the moon i'm sure if we went back up to the moon we'd find that all that equipment up there was maybe somebody other than they said it was going to maybe they weren't drinking tang and it was just all of a way to get over on some date somewhere on planet earth it's all about get know is hugh hefner ism written large or go to the moon to be. shades of hucksterism everybody's a huckster in this sort of a condom e certainly in a consumer capital society and crony capitalist society you've got to be a c.e.o. he's got to be selling and you gotta sell somebody and then you have to flip your house to some chunk faster than they could understand that anyone understand why people don't like trump i mean they like self hating americans like don't they realize that they that's who they are they think americans think of they are barack obama they think they're you know marvin gaye you know out there smooth as silk just smooth in it and man like yeah go daddy did he go daddy yeah man lead got it
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all would work in it and it's dats who we are we're american we're smooth but we're that's not us americans are crude ruthless huckster golf playing sharks that's who we are and those who don't trump is that's why i don't like the barack obama that's what i love trump so again most people that i don't like to look at themselves as victims especially when a huckster is doing you over a ponzi scheme operator defrauded you you don't nobody likes to admit that so you can look at the other side and you can see how they're. look at those tea party scam they've been scammed by all the hucksters so let's look at the other side because the democrats of course are pristine and smart in a way to a leading edge of. it in an ivory tower is an unruly eating but they mention here that we saw the rise of scam packs during the obama years were grifters would tap into anti obama sentiment to raise mostly small dollar donations from grassroots conservatism them pay themselves consulting fees rather.


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