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offsite link The Party and the Ballot Box Sun Jul 14, 2019 22:24 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan

offsite link What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Public Services Card: Some still forced to comply

offsite link Catholic Church: Dark influence still active Anthony

offsite link Tom Parlon launches new career in comedy Anthony

offsite link Presumption of innocence does not universally apply in Ireland Anthony

offsite link The poor standard of Irish political journalism Anthony

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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link SITREP: Iraq?s million-man march against US occupation, and Pentagon admits to 34 injuries from Iran... Sat Jan 25, 2020 01:11 | The Saker
by Aram Mirzaei for The Saker Blog Iraqis have rallied in Baghdad in massive numbers to call for an end to US military presence in the country following high-profile assassinations and

offsite link The Power of Myth Fri Jan 24, 2020 18:03 | The Saker
by Jimmie Moglia for The Saker Blog It is sometimes easier to ascertain the ambiguities, disentangle the intricacies, and recover the meaning of events long past, than it is to

offsite link Bankocracies: the real Western governance model ? ending a 10-part series Fri Jan 24, 2020 17:39 | The Saker
by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog The Great Recession has exposed ?capitalism with Western characteristics? for what it truly is: banker cultural worship, but also banker political governance. The

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2020/01/24 ? Open Thread Fri Jan 24, 2020 01:30 | Herb Swanson
2020/01/24 01:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link Willfully and Consciously Demonizing Shia: the Leadership of the Pious Thu Jan 23, 2020 23:07 | amarynth
Mansoureh Tajik for The Saker Blog Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim, ?In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.? This essay may be billed as a companion to, or a rebuttal

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WorldbyStorm - 11:48 Sat Jan 25, 2020
This from Independent Left gives a sense of how things are going in one constituency.A
WorldbyStorm - 10:24 Sat Jan 25, 2020
I don?t know if I agree with the following, from the Guardian about ?meat-free? foods. But it also highlights a strange paradox underpinning the centuries-long pursuit of the perfect meat proxy: by trying to seamlessly remove meat from our diets, we are actually reinforcing its importance. ?There?s this kind of association of meat and the […]A
irishelectionliterature - 06:39 Sat Jan 25, 2020
A North Korean All Female band whose members were supposed hand picked by the country’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un. It’s a kind of power pop.A
WorldbyStorm - 11:34 Fri Jan 24, 2020
Gewerkschaftler suggested this recently: I suggest this blog should have a regular (weekly) slot where people can post happenings at the personal or political level that gives them hope that we?re perhaps not going to hell in a handbasket as quickly as we thought. Or as the phlegmatic Germans put it ?hope dies last?. Any […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:03 Fri Jan 24, 2020
I watched the ?great? debate between Martin and Varadkar today. If you missed it you too can watch it here. I thought it pretty anodyne. This, unfortunately, is the choice for Taoiseach, short of another snap election due to a government not being formed. I didn?t think either of them was much cop. Varadkar is […]A
WorldbyStorm - 10:01 Fri Jan 24, 2020
Have to agree with Newton Emerson for once. He writes that: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/newton-emerson-ru... Ruling Sinn Féin out of coalition in the Republic contributes to political infantilisation at Stormont. That might be a price worth paying but it is a cost that is never discussed. And for all the wailing and gnashing of teeth from some quarters […]A
irishelectionliterature - 09:55 Fri Jan 24, 2020
WorldbyStorm - 08:04 Fri Jan 24, 2020
Interesting to see the PBP general election manifesto launch. Who was that figure on the left hand side of the table as seen by viewers? Why none other than Paul Murphy of RISE. I have wondered if RISE might have been better to lash up directly with PBP – as an element of same, albeit […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:25 Thu Jan 23, 2020
Perhaps not enough consideration of a very curious finding in the IT polls this week. Asked which issues would have the most influence on their vote, 40 per cent of voters said health was their most important issue, while 32 per cent said housing. These two issues vastly exceed the importance voters attach to the […]A
WorldbyStorm - 10:26 Thu Jan 23, 2020
Here?s something I wasn?t fully aware of, having read about it a while back but not really delved into. A letter in the IT notes: With all the electioneering attention around the changes to the age of retirement, nothing is being said about the proposed changes to the calculation of the pension payments to the […]A

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