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international / economics and finance / feature Friday May 22, 2020 00:01 by 1 of indy   text 3 comments (last - thursday july 23, 2020 20:35)   image 5 images   1 attached file
Prof Neil Ferguson who was the chief advisor to the UK government in the lead up to the Covid lockdown and was instrumental in bringing it about based his advice on the output of his own undocumented computer code he wrote 13 years ago. In the initial stages of the crisis his "model" predicted 500,000 deaths in the UK from Covid. Then a short time later, he revised his figures sharply downward and said his model now predicted to 20,000 deaths. This incidentally is the same number of deaths from flu in the UK in a typical year. So it appears to be the case that the UK has committed economic suicide based on software that no-one else could inspect in advance nor was there any independent verification. To make decisions based on this type of methodology is nothing short of criminal. And we haven't even got to the assumptions used which obviously are on equally shaky ground given one day the model was predicting 500,000 dead and then when obviously some level of correction was done, it was then only 20,000. 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 / economics and finance / news report Saturday May 16, 2020 02:44 by Kate Zeller
As the global coronavirus death toll tops 300,000 people, the leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO) prepare to hold their leadership meetings virtually from May 18th - 19th

Indy Editor Note: Numbers need to be put in context. By the WHO's own figure up to 650,000 people die worldwide per year.
Hydroxychloroquine is a very cheap, safe and effective drug that can be used against Covid.This knowledge is being suppressed big pharma and govts and unfortunately thousands of organisations are not ware of this and think a cure has to be found when one exists already.

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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 / environment / press release Wednesday May 13, 2020 22:39 by foie
EU Biomass Case Denied Access to The Courts
Applicants considering appeal to end burning forest wood as renewable and carbon neutral

In March 2019 applicants from six countries including the USA brought a claim stating that the EU’s 2018 Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) will devastate forests and increase greenhouse gas emissions by promoting burning forest wood as renewable and carbon neutral.

On 11 May 2020 the EU Court published an order that the applicants who have brought this case, including individuals and groups from Estonia, France, Ireland, Romania and Slovakia, do not have legal standing and that it will not therefore make a decision on whether or not the biomass provisions of RED II should be annulled. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 13, 2020 09:28 by Anthony Ravlich
If my book was far less suppressed the UN may take a more positive view of Taiwan's wish to gain formal recognition in the World Health Organization. The UN seems to be following China's 'One-China policy' by excluding Taiwan. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday May 11, 2020 22:33 by Kollektiv.26 - Autonomous Group Ulm
May 8th is the day of liberation for many of those suffering Nazi persecution. What is still missing today is denazification, coming to terms with the crimes, a culture of remembrance. read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / news report Monday May 11, 2020 19:22 by 1 of indy
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), on Monday (May 4, 2020), alleged that it has intercepted a human intelligence report that the Nigeria House of Representatives leadership was poised to forcefully pass the compulsory vaccine bill without subjecting it to the traditions of legislative proceedings.

In a statement issued and signed by the spokesperson of the opposition political parties, Barrister Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere and sent to DAILY POST in Abuja on Monday, the body urged lawmakers in the lower chamber to rise against impunity. 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 / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday May 09, 2020 23:12 by 1 of indy   text 1 comment (last - tuesday may 12, 2020 10:14)   video 8 video files   audio 2 audio files
This page holds videos of interest to help decipher what is going on politically and globally with the Covid crisis.

As people know the world economy has been more or less put in lockdown and if you wanted to crash it then this is how you would do it. Also anyone paying attention to the numbers will realize the government are lying outright and talking up the numbers and grossly exaggerating how deadly it is. It is so far no worse than the flu which of course kills many each year

The bio-weapon angle has come up multiple times and has gone as high as a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry saying that the virus was genetically created and was a bio-weapon of some kind. People at that level of officialdom don't say things like that without backing from people higher up the chain of command.
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international / health / disability issues / news report Saturday May 09, 2020 21:39 by vi

For weeks, talking heads have been promoting the liability-free vaccine(s) that will save the world—so Bill Gates and Tony Fauci proclaim—from what Gates has now dubbed “Pandemic I.”

As Microsoft News peddles self-congratulatory stories about the Gates Foundation’s reorientation of its priorities to devote “‘total attention’ to the pandemic,” Fauci—making the rounds of talk shows—pledges that a vaccine will make its debut in January 2021.

Not to be outdone, the White House has now unveiled “Operation Warp Speed”—a joint pharmaceutical-government-military effort aimed at “substantially shrinking the development time for a vaccine”—and President Trump promises one by the end of the year.

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Anti Ceta protestors applaud Déi Lénk parliamentarian Marc Baum outside the Cercle Municipal on Wednesday afternoon.  Photo: Chamber of Deputies via Twitter
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 / news report Thursday May 07, 2020 00:09 by 1 of indy
Throughout Europe some sanity is beginning to prevail once again although all the governments everywhere are keen to continue the myth that this virus is more dangerous than the actual numbers suggest. They are therefore imposing ridiculous and costly measures on businesses and social life. Ireland as usual tries to be "the best in the class" or in reality most sheepish and is imposing the greatest burden by being the slowest.

But lets cut to the chase. Ireland has a big pharmaceutical businesses here that want to cash in bigtime and push the vaccines as some kind of magic solution. To impress them, the government has played along with the farce and deliberately talked up the number of deaths and at the same time down the number of cases. This way the death per infection appears far higher and that way it scares the living daylights out of more people. This makes them more likely to line up for the vaccine.

And all the while In Sweden, people are relaxing on cafe terraces. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Monday May 04, 2020 09:14 by Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org   1 attached file
Pandemic 2020 is to bring the world multiple steps closer to one-world dystopia. This could very well be the Year Zero of Dystopian World Order. However, that final stage before one-world government can be fully cemented into earth history without remnance of public resistance, must still be an even graver cosmological threat of existential proportions, an alien invasion... but we shall see how far this microbial enemy can take us on the Hard Road to a New Dystopian World Order.

That alien threat isn't so far fetched as may first appear to the innocent of knowledge: The Pentagon has released three unclassified videos taken by Navy pilots showing unidentified flying objects, reports world's news media in unison on April 27, 2020, just in time to add to mankind's existential worries. read full story / add a comment
Brunelleschi, in the building of the dome of Florence Cathedral (Italy) in the early 15th century (1296-1436), not only transformed the building and the city, but also the role and status of the architect.
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Saturday May 02, 2020 15:23 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   image 1 image
Should sustainability and affordability be a major factor in the design and development of future buildings? What about aesthetics? There are many individual examples of modern buildings today that have positive aesthetic qualities, but can major future problems, like climate change, be resolved by individual efforts? Or will it take the role of the state with grand visions for the future? read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday April 30, 2020 15:16 by Anthony Ravlich
The connection between the coronavirus pandemic, China, the United Nations and a One World Government. read full story / add a comment
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