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by Mr. Allen for the Saker blog Over the last few years, we hear leaders from both Russia and China pronouncing that they have formed a relationship where there are

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offsite link How We Know Flu Really Did Disappear in 2020 and 2021 Thu Jun 08, 2023 16:01 | Will Jones
Flu largely disappeared during 2021 and 2021, giving rise to ideas among some sceptics that it was being missed and wrongly classified as Covid. However, influenza surveillance data confirm that it really did vanish.
The post How We Know Flu Really Did Disappear in 2020 and 2021 appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link ?Vaccines Have Been Pulled For Much Less?: Dr. Aseem Malhotra Makes Waves in Australia Renewing Call... Thu Jun 08, 2023 13:00 | Will Jones
Cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra is making waves in Australia as he renews his call for the Covid shots to be suspended over heart risks, saying prior vaccines ?have been pulled for much less?.
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offsite link Just Stop Snake Oil Thu Jun 08, 2023 11:00 | Toby Young
Given how effective the pink-haired eco-protestors have been at promoting their hysterical, environmentalist alarmism, is it time to set up a militant, anti-Net Nero protest group? We could call it 'Just Stop Snake Oil'.
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offsite link Pablo Picasso, Hannah Gadsby and the Science of Names Thu Jun 08, 2023 09:00 | Dr James Alexander
Hannah Gadsby's ludicrous self-satirising exhibition 'It's Pablomatic' inspires Dr James Alexander to turn his hand to the whimsical science of names.
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offsite link What Settled Science? Decades of Research Only Widen Guesses of Temperature Change Thu Jun 08, 2023 07:00 | Chris Morrison
Climate Armageddon tales are spun stating the temperature will soar unless fossil fuel, currently supplying 80% of our energy needs, is removed within less than 30 years. But it all rests on a highly uncertain hypothesis.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday May 26, 2020 14:38 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
Story on Zero Hedge gets it right....

How does one define an economic “reopening”? I think most people would say that a reopening means that everything goes back to the way it was before the crisis; or at least as close as possible. Most people would also say that a reopening is something that will last. Simply declaring “America has reopened” while keeping many restrictions in place in certain parts of the country is a bit of a farce. And, reopening with the intention of implementing lockdowns again in a matter of weeks without explaining the situation to the public is a scam of the highest order read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / other press Saturday May 23, 2020 01:02 by 1 of indy
If the lockdown is killing more people through suicides than Covid in California then you can be sure it is doing much the same thing everywhere else and that includes Ireland and the UK. It is time now for people to release the true figures on suicide here in the last two months and not some covered up figure. We can be sure that the manipulated is so bad that even those who have died by suicide have been marked as Covid deaths.

Now this breaking news from California by doctors who have got a spine to stand up and say it as it is have spoken out. Unfortunately few doctors have done the same here. The medical establishment is in real danger of destroying their reputation through their sellout of their values and lack of integrity in this crisis read full story / add a comment
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international / health / disability issues / other press Saturday May 23, 2020 00:15 by vi   image 1 image
Across the nation, police are being told to not apprehend criminals but instead, to arrest parents at playgrounds, to arrest lone surfers on public beaches, to fine ministers and congregation members sitting in their cars listening to a service on the radio, and to restrict movement by creating one-way sidewalks. People have had enough. They are beginning to see the huge scam that has been perpetrated on the entire world over a viral infection with a global death rate of 1.4% (meaning, 1.4% of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have a fatal outcome, while 98.6% recover). This is far fewer deaths than a severe flu season. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday May 21, 2020 22:57 by 1 of indy
More reports from around the world on the illogical Covid lockdown. It is well known that doctors have been pressurized into being very liberal in assigning cause of death to Covid so as to push up the death numbers and distort the statistics which are already badly and blatantly manipulated.

A Republican state representative asked prosecutors to bring criminal charges against Colorado’s top public health official Thursday, claiming that she illegally falsified death records to inflate COVID-19 death totals.

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international / health / disability issues / other press Thursday May 21, 2020 21:42 by rt viewer
This story is from RT.com but is very relevant to people in all the lockdown countries as it is reported suicide rates are up at least 20% if not more. The media completely ignore the fact that the lockdown is killing far more people than the disease due to the total disruption to normal life. This story covers just one but important aspect of that, mental health. Suicide remains the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. The ‘house arrest’ we’re all under is leaving vulnerable, mentally unwell people alone with their demons. I start every day with a small cocktail of moderately powerful medication. Quetiapine and amitriptyline washed down with a black coffee. There’s little doubt about breakfast being the most important meal of the day for me, as it literally keeps me sane. read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / other press Monday May 18, 2020 21:40 by 1 of indy
If it has not been clear to now that big Pharma is favoured by government, it should be now. This report illustrates the extent to which the US government is going to force vaccines on the population. As part of this deal the pharma companies will NOT be liable for any damages.

President Trump announced today (May 14, 2020) that he is mobilizing the military to distribute over 300 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year. Since the current population of the United States is around 330 million people, it would appear that the goal is to inject pretty much the entire population with this vaccine. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Saturday May 16, 2020 13:39 by anon   text 1 comment (last - monday may 18, 2020 22:13)   image 2 images
For the second weekend in a row, thousands of people are expected to demonstrate against coronavirus restriction measures in Germany, despite many controls being lifted on Friday. read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / other press Friday May 15, 2020 01:14 by Grim Reaper
Dr. Scott Jensen, a Minnesota physician and Republican state senator said he received a 7-page document coaching him to fill out death certificates with a COVID-19 diagnosis without a lab test to confirm the patient actually had the virus. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / other press Sunday May 10, 2020 13:59 by 1 of indy   text 1 comment (last - friday may 29, 2020 01:37)
Everyone is using Zoom these days from work conference calls to family chats and quizzes. It's the new shiny star of the Corona-virus era. It is a godsend to save us. Well it turns out it isn't. It's encryption is not true encryption and it just uses TLS which allows the Zoom corporation to intercept and decrypt video chats and other data. TLS is also used by WhatsApp which is owned by Microsoft, so that allows Microsoft to easily mine all the messages from the 1.5 billion or so users.

This report on Zoom comes from the UK Tech Industry well known website TheReigster. Even though the report is from early April it is unlikely most people have been made aware of the full extent of the scandal.

Since then Zoom have no doubt fixed some of the glaring security holes but it is highly likely they not want to stop getting the data they had access to, so it would be reasonable to assume they are still getting it by backdoor means and not transmitting it encrypted so that it will be far harder to uncover read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday May 10, 2020 12:57 by 1 of indy   audio 1 audio file   1 attached file
Since you won't find any useful news in the mainstream media other than stay indoors, this interview with whistleblowing ex-World Bank economist Peter Koenig and a real expert on China Jeff Brown who has lived there for many years and written extensively on it, are both interviewed in this podcast.
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international / economics and finance / other press Friday May 08, 2020 20:58 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
As another country ratifies the CETA trade agreement, the pressure will come on Ireland to do the same. The question that arises is where will the Greens stand on it as they ready themselves to get into power. Perhaps they will sell themselves out even before they get there.

The countries that have ratified CETA are Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and now Luxembourg.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday April 29, 2020 22:55 by 1 of indy   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
This is a repost of a story covering the video of the two brave doctors from California explaining how the lockdown is not necessary. The video was banned on YouTube but was then put up on Vimeo but has not been banned from there too.

Dr. Daniel W. Erickson of Bakersfield, California, is a former emergency-room physician who co-owns, with his partner Dr. Artin Massih, Accelerated Urgent Care in Bakersfield. They are experienced medical professionals who have 40 years of hands-on experience in dealing with viruses and respiratory infections. Watching the news in China in January, they knew the virus was on its way. They ordered many COVID-19 tests because they knew they would need them. They tested many thousands of people, and discovered for themselves what epidemiologists around the world are saying: COVID-19 came here earlier than previously believed, is more ubiquitous, and ultimately for the general population less deadly than we thought. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Wednesday April 15, 2020 10:50 by 1 of indy   text 3 comments (last - friday april 24, 2020 21:44)   image 8 images
Sweden has not locked down and is getting through the Covid epidemic. The globalists through their proxy WHO are screaming out Sweden to go into lockdown immediately. They are using the media owned by the billionaire class to pressurize the government to buckle and follow the path everyone else followed. The end goal of the world wide lockdown is to completely crash the economy.

It is time for people to stand up and stopping being obedient sheep and starting barking like dogs.

Here is the report covering how life continues as pretty much normal in Sweden

So far as I am aware, Sweden remains the only major Western country that has not imposed a strict lockdown on its citizens to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak. Other than a ban on gatherings of 50 or more people, and advice such as over-70s being urged to stay at home, Swedish schools, shops, restaurants and pubs all remain open. It almost seems to me that the Government there has decided to treat grown adults like they are … well grown adults. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / other press Monday April 13, 2020 22:34 by tasc
Why a more widespread comprehension of debt relief and interventions for households with non-mortgage debt are essential both now and after COVID-19

Ireland has the fifth highest rate of personal indebtedness in Europe, and living with debt is a daily reality for over half of all Irish households. According to the recently published Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS), nearly a third of all Irish households (30.5%) have non-mortgage debt read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / other press Friday March 27, 2020 14:54 by 1 of indy
This story by Pepe Escobar which appeared on The Saker blog is being reported here because it clearly demonstrates in this particular instance, in France how the government is suppressing cures for Covid-19 available today so as to delay matters so that Big Pharma can come in with their own solutions in a few weeks time. It makes no sense that governments around the world appear so concerned about their populations as they rarely are, so it kind of make sense that they are doing things to promote the profits of Big Pharma over the welfare of citizens. There is little doubt the same or similar things is occurring in other countries.

The French government is arguably helping Big Pharma profit from the Covid-19 pandemic

What’s going on in the fifth largest economy in the world arguably points to a major collusion scandal in which the French government is helping Big Pharma to profit from the expansion of Covid-19. Informed French citizens are absolutely furious about it.

My initial question to a serious, unimpeachable Paris source, jurist Valerie Bugault, was about the liaisons dangereuses between Macronism and Big Pharma and especially about the mysterious “disappearance” – more likely outright theft – of all the stocks of chloroquine in possession of the French government. read full story / add a comment
international / education / other press Friday March 13, 2020 02:58 by newsmediaanews
Chelsea?Julian - the Truth read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday March 01, 2020 22:31 by 1 of indy   text 2 comments (last - monday october 05, 2020 09:51)
This report from the World Socialist Websites reports on the vindictive and appalling treatment of Julian Assange which has been lost in all the hype about the Corona virus which is blotting out all the other news. Even prior to the virus scare there was little coverage of Julian Assange by the main stream media. Hence the reason we are bringing this to your attention.

Julian Assange was handcuffed 11 times and stripped naked twice by Belmarsh prison guards on the opening day of this week’s extradition trial in London, his lawyers revealed in court yesterday.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday February 24, 2020 23:02 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
The relentless campaign by the US and UK government to silence and torture Julian Assange for the so-called crime of exposing their murderous crimes in Iraq and elsewhere, continues with the first day of the extradition hearing where they plan to stitch him up and send him to the US where they will put him away for the rest of his life.

The farce is that he is being held in prison for breaking bail on another trumped up charge from almost a decade ago and which has long since been dismissed. This is purely a political show trial and a warning to real journalists to shut up and do not dare report on the crimes of the elite and powerful. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday January 26, 2020 21:20 by 1 of indy
This is an important story published on the World Socialist Website and as usual got little coverage in the mainstream media

Today, hundreds of “yellow vests” from France and protesters from other countries across Europe, including Belgium and Britain, are protesting outside Belmarsh maximum security prison in London to demand the freeing of WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / other press Wednesday December 18, 2019 23:27 by 1 of indy
Slavoj Zizek writes an interesting Op Ed for RT.com about the massive Labour defeat in the UK elections outlining some of the main factors but also highlighting how big Capital has gone to great lengths to completely discredit Corbyn

What is not realized is that while traditional Left concepts like the class war and actual socialism have been removed off the agenda by all the media and the Left itself has largely be redirected into identify politics which offers no real resistance to big Capital, big Capital themselves are still very much fighting the class war and making sure the central ideas of socialism don't get an airing nor come remotely close to be fulfilled and hence people like Corbyn have to be discredited by any and all means read full story / add a comment
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