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offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/10/28 ? Open Thread Thu Oct 28, 2021 18:00 | herb
2021/10/28 17:00:01Welcome 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 The US State Department issues first US passport with ?X? for gender Thu Oct 28, 2021 17:46 | The Saker
The most hilarious thing about this: it is a “former veteran”. Bravo US military!

offsite link Red Line and Taiwan Thu Oct 28, 2021 17:08 | amarynth
by Chris Faure for the Saker Blog Every English media in China today ledes with the news that in an interview with CNN, the leader of the Taiwan region, Tsai

offsite link Bayraktar saga continued & more preparations for war Thu Oct 28, 2021 17:06 | The Saker
First, a few news items: Forbes just posted an article with the title “U.S. Air Force Bombers Are Rehearsing Their New Main Mission?Sinking Russian Ships“, here is an excerpt (emphasis

offsite link Taliban spokesman on rising ISIS threat, & relations with US, China & Iran Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:41 | amarynth
Original link: http://middleeastobse... Description: In a recent extended interview with RT Arabic, Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem commented on the adequacy of Taliban?s internal security measures following concerns of a rising ISIS

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The Daily Sceptic

offsite link Convicted Rapist Spared Jail Due to Being Vulnerable to Covid Tue Oct 26, 2021 14:21 | Luke Perry
Convicted rapist avoids jail after judge declares that he is too vulnerable to Covid.
The post Convicted Rapist Spared Jail Due to Being Vulnerable to Covid appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Postcard From California Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:11 | Toby Young
We're publishing a new addition to our long-running series 'Around the World in 80 Lockdowns' today, this one from California. It's by Clive Pinder, one of the tireless Daily Sceptic moderators.
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offsite link Leaked Government Report Claims That Vaccine Passports Would Fail to Stop COVID Transmission Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:55 | Luke Perry
A leaked Government report has concluded that vaccine passports will be counterproductive in preventing the transmission of Covid while bringing economic harm.
The post Leaked Government Report Claims That Vaccine Passports Would Fail to Stop COVID Transmission appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Study Links Pfizer and Astrazeneca Vaccines to Life Threatening Side Effects Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:35 | Luke Perry
A study has linked the Pfizer and Astrazeneca vaccines to serious neurological and physical side effects, including haemorrhagic stroke and muscle weakness.
The post Study Links Pfizer and Astrazeneca Vaccines to Life Threatening Side Effects appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link People are Still Pushing ?Zero Covid? Tue Oct 26, 2021 08:32 | Noah Carl
At this point in the pandemic, you might say 'Zero Covid' is a non-starter. Yet a recent article argues that "COVID-19 must be eliminated". As you might expect, this article ignores the crucial role of immunity.
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Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Support Voltaire Network, by Thierry Meyssan Thu Oct 28, 2021 14:43 | en

offsite link Responding to Climate Change: China's Policies and Actions Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:49 | en

offsite link Billions of euros to "innovate" the nuclear NATO, by Manlio Dinucci Tue Oct 26, 2021 13:25 | en

offsite link Russia prepares the curtain call, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Oct 26, 2021 08:58 | en

offsite link Rapprochement between USA and Saudi Arabia Fri Oct 22, 2021 18:15 | en

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international / health / disability issues / news report Sunday November 22, 2020 21:20 by gr   text 1 comment (last - friday november 27, 2020 14:15)   image 3 images
Most Western elites are telegraphing the message that we will be forced to cover our humanity with cheap face masks indefinitely. They are mandating that even two-year-olds must wear masks. The long-term effects on the lungs, emotional and behavioral problems, and development of infants and toddlers is enormous. For such an unconstitutional invasion of personal liberty, they are responsible to show us some amazing degree of effectiveness of this cultish ritual. In fact, the data show the opposite. read full story / add a comment
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international / health / disability issues / news report Friday November 20, 2020 22:11 by 1 of indy   image 1 image

A Portuguese appeals court has ruled that PCR tests are unreliable and that it is unlawful to quarantine people based solely on a PCR test.

The court stated, the test’s reliability depends on the number of cycles used and the viral load present. Citing Jaafar et al. 2020, the court concludes that:

if someone is tested by PCR as positive when a threshold of 35 cycles or higher is used (as is the rule in most laboratories in Europe and the US), the probability that said person is infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97%.

The court further notes that the cycle threshold used for the PCR tests currently being made in Portugal is unknown.

The threshold cycles used in PCR tests in India is between 37 and 40, which makes the reliability of the PCR test less than 3% and the false positive rate as high as 97%.

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international / consumer issues / news report Friday November 20, 2020 03:53 by SNS
The filthiest places in any country are the slaughterhouses. Animals are defecating and urinating in terror. Their blood spills everywhere.
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national / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Wednesday November 18, 2020 23:15 by hfi   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Tonight (Tues 17th Nov) on #TheHealthyDebate our presenter Lindie Naughton will be joined by neuro-linguistic programming Master Coach and Trainer, Sara Haboubi, to talk about how specific words and phrases have shaped the Covid-19 narrative. Dr Pat Morrissey, GP, will join from Limerick to talk through how Covid-19 has affected his patients and Dr Kevin Corbett, PhD. will dial in from the UK to discuss the known failings of PCR testing and its use as a diagnostic tool. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday November 17, 2020 12:16 by Justin Morahan   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 17, 2020 13:37)
The letter below was sent to the Egyptian Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Soha Gendi, after a phone call to the embassy. The ambassador was not available to answer but her consul, Mr. Mostafa Mohamed Youssef, debated the issues raised and requested a written complaint. No reply has been received so far read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday November 14, 2020 23:46 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
All it takes is for people to stand up. No wonder, then, that news like this must be blacked out.

GENOVA, WEF Occupied ITALY. Day 18 of anti lockdown protests in the Big Lockdown House. Protesters lay siege to local administration building. Police remove helmets in solidarity. When the Police & Army take protesters side it's Game Over for lockdown. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Saturday November 14, 2020 13:07 by Mary Anne Grady Flores
All seven known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 were protesting against the presence of nuclear weapons in Kings Bay in Georgia USA. Martha was the sixth defendant to go to prison. She goes there in honour after four friends testified on her behalf. One of them told the court that in a future nuclear holocaust when stricken children would ask their dying parents 'why didn’t somebody stop this, while we still had a chance to stop it? ' the response would be be: “Some people DID try to stop this. But we prosecuted them. And we locked them away.”] read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / news report Friday November 13, 2020 14:20 by Zachary Conti
G20 finance ministers held an extraordinary meeting and announced further plans on debt reduction for developing countries affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis. read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / news report Thursday November 12, 2020 23:19 by T   text 1 comment (last - friday november 13, 2020 14:30)
It was announced on Monday by BillBoard the music industry website that Ticket Master is rolling out a system whereby you will have to prove you were vaccinated before you could go to any concert organised by them. Ticket Master control probably close to 60% of all concert sales in the USA and Europe.

In other news it was announced something similar would be rolled out for attending Premier League football matches. What we see here is the full rollout of the Global Totalitarian Police State. In a very short span of time this will apply to everything from staying in Hotels, using AirBnB, travelling by plane, train, ship and bus. In fact it will be everywhere. It amounts to complete and utter control of each person.

These vaccine certificates will be digital which means they are a way of tracking each person. You might think well sure, I will just take the vaccine but already the media are letting it be known, that the vaccine will wear off and you will have to get regular boosters. You will also be tested regularly.

None of this is in anyone's interest. The question is why are they so desperate to do this? It is certainly about the opportunity to make billions, but it is more than that. Once you submit to total control like this, you are a prisoner no matter what they tell you. And who knows what on Earth they will be jabbing in your arm. One day in the far future, it could contain something to sterilize you or perhaps give you chronic illness. You will never know. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / press release Thursday November 12, 2020 20:57 by Zach Conti
On Friday, the G20 convenes an extraordinary meeting on debt reduction for developing countries affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis. read full story / add a comment
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national / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Wednesday November 11, 2020 23:01 by hfi   image 1 image   video 1 video file

TheIrishInquiry @IrishInquiry Tuesday evening LIVE at 9pm - the first episode of The Healthy Debate with @HealthFreedomIE


!In the sea of misinformation, we need courage, we need the truth, we need #TheHealthyDebate. Tomorrow we talk about the role of the media in reporting the #COVID19 situation in #Ireland

If you missed the show don’t fret. We have the replays available:

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national / environment / press release Wednesday November 11, 2020 21:14 by foie

Call for Covid-19 ‘track and trace’ for rhododendron
Spread of rhododendron ‘death warrant’ for countryside

The spread of rhododendron across Ireland’s countryside has been likened to Covid-19 by an environmental charity, Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE]. FIE have called for a ‘track and trace’ programme to be put in place to control the increasing spread of this ‘beautiful and picturesque death warrant’.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday November 10, 2020 22:59 by 1 of indy   image 2 images

More than 20,000 people demonstrated Saturday in eastern Germany against government-imposed restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus after a court rejected the city of Leipzig’s attempt to move the protest away from a central square, police said.

By the city’s calculations, only 5,000 people could gather in Augustusplatz plaza and keep 1.5 meters (5 feet) away from one another. With protest organizers saying they expected at least 16,000 participants, administrators had sought to have the demonstration moved to a larger location outside the city’s center.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday November 10, 2020 20:35 by vi   image 2 images
As thousands of people in the UK this past weekend protested new COVID lockdowns, the British Army is planning on rolling out a massive new COVID testing initiative in the city of Liverpool this week, seeking to test a half million people in a program that will be rolled out to the entire nation if successful.

As part of that initiative, a letter was sent out to the parents of children attending Broadgreen International School, letting them know that their child would be tested by the military even without their consent. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Tuesday November 10, 2020 20:19 by foie

Twelve years after losing their original case against the planning permission for a LNG terminal on the Shannon River, Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] today received a High Court order quashing An Bord Pleanala’s grant of permission and awarding costs in their favour. The proposed terminal was due to process Liquid Natural Gas [LNG] from the USA for consumption in Ireland and to be distributed throughout the EU.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday November 08, 2020 20:40 by 1 of indy   video 1 video file

Hundreds have defied a ban on rallies in Britain as they protested against the lockdown in Liverpool and scuffled with police. Two people were arrested and three were fined for breaching Covid-19 restrictions.

Between 300 and 400 people took part in a march denouncing the latest Covid-19 lockdown, according to police. The protesters did not wear masks and openly ignored social distancing rules.

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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Saturday November 07, 2020 23:06 by 1 of indy   image 3 images
Press Release from Dept of Foreign Affairs

"I am deeply dismayed to learn of the demolition by Israeli authorities on 3 November of more than 70 structures, belonging to 11 Palestinian families in the community of Humsa Al Bqai’a* in the northern Jordan Valley. These demolitions include residential, livelihood and sanitation facilities." read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Thursday November 05, 2020 11:20 by foie

High Court to hear challenge against unsustainable fishing in Ireland and the EU

The Irish High Court granted leave today to the environmental charity Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] to apply for a Judicial Review aimed at challenging the EU Regulation setting 2020 fishing quotas under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) because of its failure to meet a legally defined deadline of ending overfishing in all stocks by 2020.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 03, 2020 22:37 by Peter Koenig   image 1 image   video 1 video file

We, The People, are concerned about worldwide media reporting about covid.

Are you, Western Media Moguls, realizing that there is hardly anything else on your programs other than covid? – Covid is at the center of everything. Covid discussions appear every hour on the hour, in the news and in between the news.

Covid reporting is non-stop alarming and fearmongering.

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international / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 03, 2020 21:43 by Sean Crudden
I do not know much about it. But I think science policy nationally and internationally is a delicate balance. It's difficult to form a picture of who is doing research, what are their objectives, what are the rewards. My impression is that science is mostly controlled by commercial interests. What is invented mostly is what can sell. You have copyright and secrecy backed up by law to preserve the pitch for profit. It is easy to see the sense in this because it provides an incentive for scientists and their employers to spend time and money on research.

But there is also a negative aspect to this way of doing things. Manufacturers are not wholly induced to innovate. They might see more profit from concentrating on already discovered products. Pharmaceuticals are, perhaps, an example of this. Instead of looking for new and improved drugs, they may see more profit from continuing to produce older drugs even if they are less than perfect with lots of unwanted effects. read full story / add a comment
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