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offsite link Who Wants Some Ukraine? Thu Nov 25, 2021 22:22 | amarynth
by Dmitry Orlov, posted with permission of the author On Tuesday, 23 November, Russia’s most senior military general, Valery Gerasimov, had a “deconfliction” phone conference with US Chairman of the

offsite link Possible motives for a provocation against Russia Thu Nov 25, 2021 21:17 | The Saker
A lot of commentators have pointed out that the West really does not want a full scale war with Russia because this would, at best, be a suicidal proposition.  True.

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/11/25 ? Open Thread Thu Nov 25, 2021 13:00 | herb
2021/11/25 13:00:01Welcome 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 Very telling admission from EU High Representative Josep Borrell Wed Nov 24, 2021 17:14 | The Saker
The EU High Representative Josep Borrell has just made a very telling admission, check out this video.  Here is the interesting quote (at about timestamp 29:00, stress added): “And we

offsite link The Russian Foreign Intelligence office (SVR) issues an unprecedented warning about US operations in... Tue Nov 23, 2021 21:48 | The Saker
This is a machine translated text whose source is here: http://svr.gov.ru/smi/2021/... (Emphasis and color added by me, Andrei) ——- THE UNITED STATES PROVOKES AN ESCALATION IN THE EAST OF UKRAINE

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

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offsite link Allegations of political criminality reported to An Garda Siochana Anthony

offsite link Minister Catherine Martin: Not fit to serve Anthony

offsite link Establishment media and delusional analysis Anthony

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Human Rights in Ireland
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offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

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Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link News Round-Up Fri Nov 26, 2021 23:37 | Luke Perry
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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offsite link Republic of Ireland to Begin Vaccinating Children as Soon as Possible Fri Nov 26, 2021 17:18 | Luke Perry
The Republic of Ireland is already planning a campaign to vaccinate the nation's children after the European Medicines Agency approved use of the Pfizer jab for five to 11 year-olds.
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offsite link Nu Variant: Sajid Javid Says U.K. ?Must Move Quickly, and At The Earliest Possible Moment? Fri Nov 26, 2021 14:10 | Will Jones
Sajid Javid has told the Commons that the new Nu variant is of "huge international concern" and that: "One of the lessons of this pandemic has been that we must move quickly, and at the earliest possible moment."
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offsite link Victoria?s Mandatory Vaccination Law Comes into Force Fri Nov 26, 2021 13:33 | Luke Perry
In the Australian state of Victoria, a vaccine mandate covering 1 million people in the workforce has recently come into effect.
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offsite link ONS Slapped Down by UK Statistics Watchdog For Misleading Claim that Unvaccinated Have ?32 Times? Ri... Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:43 | Will Jones
The UK Statistics Authority has written to the ONS to censure it for a recent report claiming that the risk of death with Covid was "32 times greater in unvaccinated people than in fully vaccinated individuals".
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Minutes for May 6th 2008

This contains Meeting Minutes for Tue 6th May 2008 and the agenda and actions to be taken.
Tues 6th May 2008, 9pm - 10:30pm in IFC.
5 members of collective attended

Agenda
1) Process for server failures
2) Recent Bans
3) Reddy's Front Page layout
4) Outreach
5) Quality Issues
6) AOB

1) Process for server failures
It was agreed that all the techies would exchange passwords.

2) It was noted that the recent vote to unban MC. was carried.
Action: Ter to remove ban.

3) Reddy's Front Page
A very rough mockup of this is available at page NewFrontPageDemo. There was some discussion around various designs. It would be desirable to have thumbnail photos and a drop down list of a subset of the main topics to allow further feature selection.
There was some discussion of a promoted newswire and this may be incorporated. Also to check again the UK and NY Indy sites
Action: In 3 weeks to vote on the current front page demo with a view to adopting it as the new front page.

4) Outreach
General discussion said we should focus on people involved in Unions, NGOs and political groups and maybe do this via a focus leaflet distribution to these groups.

James is considering doing a survey. Plan is to do one to sample our readers to determine what are the most important things we should address.

Action 1: Reddy to email the PDF of the text of the leaflet that we had been working on and for this to be placed on a static page on the site.
Action 2: Ter to email results of 2003 limited survey to collective for ideas.
Action 3: Collective to compile a list of potential survey questions

5) Quality Issues.
There was a general discussion about this and about various types of newswires, registered users, voting, promoted newswire and so forth to help remedy low quality. The general consensus was that everyone present would not currently recommend the site to their peers due to lack of quality.

This issue is to be discussed again after the survey is done.

The existing guidelines (No. 8) actually have quite a bit to say about article quality.

6) AOB
a) Ant proposed James & James are given Oscailt ability to edit static pages on site. Motion carried.
b) Ant proposed that Consitution be changed to allow a person to act as a list administrator and moderator at the same time. This is due to limited number of people available. Motion carried.

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