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offsite link Ukraine Buys Huge Amounts of Russian Fue... Fri Jan 20, 2023 08:34 | Antonia Kotseva

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A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link U.S. Not Prepared to take on Russia / Col Doug Macgregor Tue Jan 31, 2023 23:11 | The Saker

offsite link The Ukraine Conflict ? A Primer (Gonzalo Lira) Tue Jan 31, 2023 17:06 | The Saker
I like Gonzalo Lira’s videos A LOT, but today I am posting one without seeing it (I don’t have the time), so I cannot say that I approve (or disapprove)

offsite link Blog archiving and other issues Tue Jan 31, 2023 16:37 | The Saker
Dear friends, WOW!  I truly did not expect such a tsunami of emails and offers of support.  I can’t even begin to tell you how touched I am.  I am

offsite link The War and the Future Tue Jan 31, 2023 15:36 | The Saker
By Batiushka for the Saker blog Foreword: Stop Living in the Past Since the historic Special Military Operation to liberate the peoples of the Ukraine from their US puppet tyrants

offsite link Desperate actions Tue Jan 31, 2023 10:00 | The Saker
by Hugo Dionísio for the Saker blog Something is changing on Mount Olympus and it is leaving in tatters the union of tendencies connected to the U.S.-state falconry. To understand

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offsite link An Honest Voice at Last Wed Feb 01, 2023 09:00 | Thorsteinn Siglaugsson
Following the revelations from the Project Veritas sting we have seen the long arm of censorship at its strongest. But the honest voice of Kevin Bass, acknowledging he was wrong to follow 'the Science', brings hope.
The post An Honest Voice at Last appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link How Safe Really is 5G? Wed Feb 01, 2023 07:00 | Gillian Jamieson
The Court of Appeal has recently given permission for a judicial review challenging the Government for ?failure to give adequate information to the public about the risks of 5G". Gillian Jamieson looks at why.
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offsite link News Round-Up Wed Feb 01, 2023 02:16 | Will Jones
A summary of the most interesting stories in the past 24 hours that challenge the prevailing orthodoxy about the virus and the vaccines, the ?climate emergency? and the supposed moral defects of Western civilisation.
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offsite link Nick Dixon and Toby Young Talk About Toby?s Appearance on the 77th Brigade?s Watch List, the Scrubbi... Tue Jan 31, 2023 22:25 | Will Jones
In the latest Weekly Sceptic podcast the talking points are Toby's appearance on the 77th Brigade's watch list, the scrubbing of the internet after the Pfizer sting and the trans insanity unfolding in Scotland.
The post Nick Dixon and Toby Young Talk About Toby’s Appearance on the 77th Brigade’s Watch List, the Scrubbing of the Internet After the Pfizer Sting and the Trans Insanity Unfolding in Scotland appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Popularity of St. Jacinda?s Party Soars After Her Resignation Tue Jan 31, 2023 17:09 | Will Jones
Two major polls on Tuesday showed that New Zealand's Labour jumped five percentage points following Jacinda Ardern's shock resignation. Kiwis are glad to see the back of her too, it seems.
The post Popularity of St. Jacinda’s Party Soars After Her Resignation appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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offsite link Two perceptions of the war in Ukraine, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Jan 31, 2023 07:03 | en

offsite link Pfizer modified Covid virus ahead of pandemic Mon Jan 30, 2023 13:28 | en

offsite link The Kremlin classifies its economic statistics Sun Jan 29, 2023 15:22 | en

offsite link Voltaire International Newsletter N°25 Sun Jan 29, 2023 10:36 | en

offsite link Two European Union states poised to sever diplomatic relations with Russia Thu Jan 26, 2023 16:09 | en

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A Comparative Examination of Ireland’s Political Governance.

category international | politics / elections | opinion/analysis author Thursday July 02, 2020 12:40author by Joe Terry Report this post to the editors

Comparing similarities of the Political Governance in Ireland to that of China.

The governance of China by the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) could be equated to the current Irish set-up where Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party (FFFGGP) have connived to form a government. 
Let’s consider some of the similarities in both hegemonies?
Both are more autocratic than democratic.
Both have control of media that is beholden to the political entities in power. (In Ireland where recently RTE, the state broadcaster, got a €50 million leg-up; consequently, the organisation can not expound impartial political discourse).
Any meaningful alternative viewpoints or debates are censored. (e.g., freedom of expression and assembly and social media curtailment.)
The CPPCC is permanently dominated by one party, the Communist Party of China (CCP). 
In Ireland, the political system is rigged and dominated by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. Those parties, when in power, have hijacked the constitution by enacting legislation to give the selfsame preferential benefits, funding and media coverage in general, and in particular, on the run-up to elections. Note, there is no provision for, or even mention of, political party cliques in the Bunreacht na hÉireann.
Is it fair to say Ireland has a CPPCC form of governance?
Joe Terry
Blarney
Cork

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