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offsite link Vladimir Putin held talks with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Mon Dec 06, 2021 18:32 | amarynth
The expanded format meeting between the two delegations was followed by a face-to-face conversation over a working lunch, lasting 3 and a half hours. Following the summit, a Joint Statement Russia ? India:

offsite link Minister Kordahi at center of Saudi-Lebanon row resigns Mon Dec 06, 2021 17:26 | amarynth
http://middleeastobserver.n... Description: The full English translation of the resignation speech of Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi. Kordahi was at the center of a weeks-long major diplomatic row between Lebanon and

offsite link As Turkey?s currency plummets, Al Jazeera guests clash over state of economy Mon Dec 06, 2021 17:22 | amarynth
http://middleeastobserver.n... Description: In a recent episode of the long-running program Al-Etejah al?Mu?akis on Al Jazeera Arabic hosted by Faysal al-Qasim, two guests based in London and Istanbul, debated ?why the value of

offsite link Quick note on moderation: we are doing away with ?anonymous? comments Mon Dec 06, 2021 16:30 | The Saker
Dear friends, As promised, we are doing away with “anonymous” comments later today. Other than that, the blog is doing great and there is nothing special to report. Kind regards

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/12/05 ? Open Thread Sun Dec 05, 2021 23:30 | herb
2021/12/05 23:30:01Welcome 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

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offsite link The Wisdom of Forecasters (and their Critics) Thu Dec 02, 2021 19:00 | Toby Young
Check out this useful compendium of aphorisms, as compiled by financial analyst Alexander Ineichen. Example: "The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.? ? Edgar Fielder
The post The Wisdom of Forecasters (and their Critics) appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Kenyan Nurses and the Crisis of NHS Nurse Staffing Thu Dec 02, 2021 17:45 | Luke Perry
We're publishing a guest post on the Daily Sceptic by Dr. Ann Bradshaw, a retired Lecturer in Adult Health Care, about the scandal of the Government's failed efforts to import nurses from Kenya.
The post Kenyan Nurses and the Crisis of NHS Nurse Staffing appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Angela Merkel Demands Mandatory Vaccination Law as Germany is Set to Impose Restrictions on the Unva... Thu Dec 02, 2021 16:29 | Luke Perry
In a series of new restrictions, the German Government will ban the unvaccinated from entering 'non-essential' shops, with the Chancellor Angela Merkel calling for the vaccine to be made compulsory.
The post Angela Merkel Demands Mandatory Vaccination Law as Germany is Set to Impose Restrictions on the Unvaccinated appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link NHS Faces Its ?Biggest Cancer Catastrophe Ever? Due to Pandemic Backlog Thu Dec 02, 2021 15:43 | Luke Perry
The National Audit Office has recorded that close to 750,000 GP referrals for suspected cancer received no further attention over the course of the pandemic.
The post NHS Faces Its ?Biggest Cancer Catastrophe Ever? Due to Pandemic Backlog appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Pilots ?Out of Practice? After lockdowns are Risking Passengers? Lives Thu Dec 02, 2021 15:07 | Toby Young
Commercial airline pilots have done so little flying during the past 21 months we may be about to witness a fatal plane crash. That is the message of air accident investigators after a "serious incident" in Scotland.
The post Pilots ?Out of Practice? After lockdowns are Risking Passengers’ Lives appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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offsite link Trump raises $ 1 billion for Truth Social Mon Dec 06, 2021 05:12 | en

offsite link Explosions inside Al-Tanf US base Mon Dec 06, 2021 04:29 | en

offsite link Washington agreeable to a military regime in Lebanon Sun Dec 05, 2021 19:43 | en

offsite link France hands Lebanese minister's head to heir of Saudi throne Sun Dec 05, 2021 15:29 | en

offsite link «China: Democracy That Works» Sat Dec 04, 2021 09:30 | en

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international / sci-tech / other press Tuesday September 14, 2021 01:04 by 1 of Indy

This report from rt.com on the CitizenLab report confirms what many suspected...

Digital rights group CitizenLab has discovered a vulnerability that allowed Israeli spyware company NSO Group to implant its Pegasus malware onto virtually every iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch device.

CitizenLab revealed the vulnerability on Monday, a week after discovering it by analyzing the phone of a Saudi activist that had been infected with the malware. The discovery was announced to the public shortly after Apple rolled out an update to patch the vulnerability.

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national / environment / press release Monday September 13, 2021 22:52 by foie
Less than half the number of signatures required from Ireland [1] to join in a European Citizens' Initiative on controlling pesticides have been gathered with less than one month left to meet the quota.

The Initiative seeks the goal of a 50% reduction phasing out the use pesticides by 2030. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Saturday September 11, 2021 00:03 by Gary Jordan
Respectable, decent Irish citizens continue to be targeted by a sinister government while criminals and corrupt officials get off scot-free. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday September 06, 2021 13:21 by Gary Jordan
As the establishment wages a chemical war on the world's population, we must recognize who their foot soldiers are. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday September 02, 2021 19:01 by AUSSTIM
In a victory for people power, the South Australian government has backflipped on its mandate that interstate truck drivers must have had at least one Covid vaccine shot before entering the state. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday September 02, 2021 18:00 by Mona
Margaret Buttimer, a 66 years old grandma was jailed because she refused to to be one of the mask wearing sheep (now 51 Days in jail). The sentence is two months and was given at Bandon district court.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Monday August 30, 2021 14:47 by Gary Jordan
Joe Biden's history with terrorist organisations tells us what we can expect from his Presidency in regards to combatting Islamic militants. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday August 29, 2021 12:37 by 1 of Indy

I’ve just been informed via someone senior in the vaccination authorities that they will begin VACCINATING ALL SCHOOL CHILDREN AGED 12 - 15 years old STARTING SEPTEMBER 6th 2021.

WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT.

Children are at no measurable risk from SARS-CoV-2 & no previously healthy child has died in U.K. after infection. Not one.

The vaccines are NOT SAFE. The USA reporting system VAERS is showing around 13,000 deaths in days to a few weeks after administration. A high % occur in the first 3 days. Around 70% of serious adverse events are thromboembolic in nature (blood clotting- or bleeding-related).

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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday August 27, 2021 19:01 by John
A protest is suppsoed to take place in Dublin onn the 28th of August.

It seems it has been advertised on the Yellow Vest Ireland FB page... read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Thursday August 26, 2021 10:51 by HoldTheLine
We are looking for volunteers to help with any city that wishes to take part in the World! We require local knowledge and people to help organise things; like choosing a busy central starting point where we are able to easily build a line of people linking arms and holding signs! It will be great to connect cities and ultimately go across whole countries and even continents if we can drum up the support! read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday August 24, 2021 15:33 by BRIAN
brilliant! how russians crushed moscow’s dumb vaccine passports in just 3 weeks

What are we as free Americans/Europeans to do about this? Well, we already have one good example of citizens defeating a tyrant mayor’s vaccine passports – in Russia, of all places.

https://humansarefree.com/2021/08/brilliant-how-russians-crushed-moscows-dumb-vaccine-passports-in-just-3-weeks.html
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday August 24, 2021 15:27 by BRIAN   text 3 comments (last - wednesday october 27, 2021 12:08)
Important information

On Thursday the 26th of August, the small time French dictator Emmanuel Macron, the most hated French "president" of all time will come to Dublin for a one day visit.

https://president.ie/en/diary/

Like others before (Sarkozy, merkel), Macron comes to give orders to the puppet Irish "government" regarding various subjects but mainly to push for the fascist vax passport to be extended in Ireland as he has done in France.

WE MUST SHOW HIM AND HIS POODLES THAT HE'S NOT WELCOME IN IRELAND!
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national / environment / press release Monday August 23, 2021 23:28 by foie
Handbook on Marine Protection Areas published as audiobook
Listen to Marine Protection Areas ‘while doing the dishes’

An extensive Report on the status of Marine Protection Areas [MPAs] in Ireland has been made available on line both as a pdf and an audiobook from the library of the website of Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE]. A new 'MPA' tab on the organisation's Home Page gives direct access to the publication, which is being made available for no charge. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday August 23, 2021 00:29 by 1 of Indy
The German vaccination machine is beginning to falter. In quite a few general practitioners’ offices, vaccinations are no longer being administered. More and more doctors are withdrawing from the corona “vaccination” campaign according to figures from the Robert Koch Institut, accessed by the newspaper Welt am Sonntag. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday August 22, 2021 14:06 by Anthony Ravlich
America and the West need to face the geopolitical reality that many countries do not want democracy. Rather a focus on ethical human rights would be less confrontational than a Democratic coalition against totalitarian regimes. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday August 19, 2021 22:01 by Gary Jordan
As Ireland experiences a tsunami of sin, we must detach ourselves from the criminals and murderers who hold our nation hostage, regardless of what it costs to us personally and professionally. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Tuesday August 17, 2021 12:06 by Irish Inquiry
Join us on Tuesday 17th August at 9pm for the second Iconoclast RoundTable Discussion, featuring Dr. Gerard Waters, Dr. Marcus De Brun, Stock market investor, Graham Neary, Barrister at Law, Tracey O’Mahony and Biochemical Engineer and Complex Problem Solving Specialist, Ivor Cummins. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday August 14, 2021 21:15 by Gary Jordan
Leaders in the Jewish community in New York are falling for the same lies the Third Reich's Judenrat fell for. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Tuesday August 10, 2021 11:07 by dr
This open Letter was published in the Irish Medical Times and was addressed ro the minister for health and asks why the highly effective drug Ivermectin has been blocked read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday August 08, 2021 23:36 by 1 of Indy

There aren't too many victories but it is important to keep chipping away and this news report from rt.com is a small victory. No doubt though the Spanish government won't give up and try some other tact. This follows another victory last month where Spain's top court ruled pandemic lockdown was unconstitutional. See here

A controversial proposal that sought to make Covid-19 passports mandatory to visit all nightlife venues, floated by the government of Andalusia, has been shot down by the top court in Spain’s southern coastal region.

The High Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA) ruled on Friday against the initiative announced by the regional government earlier this week. Making health passports mandatory to visit indoor nightlife venues was deemed to be discriminatory and in violation of citizens’ privacy rights.

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