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600 a Week Dying from Heart Attack in London

In London alone 600 people a week more are now dying from heart attack because they were afraid to go to hospital.
Fear-Fueling Lockdowns Have Caused Gargantuan Excess Deaths Spikes They’re Trying to Blame on Covid-19
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international / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday August 04, 2020 23:34 by 1 of indy   image 2 images
There are reports that a huge blast rocked Beirut today (Tues) with videos online showing a massive blast. It is reported that over 70 people have been killed with hundreds injured. Streets in surrounding areas have been destroyed and the blast was so powerful cars quite far back from the blast were flipped over.

The initial reports are suggesting the explosion occurred at a warehouse where dangerous chemicals and fireworks were stored but this could easily be a strategy to set the narrative. Given the scale of the blast one would have to wonder are fireworks really that popular and besides the main explosion indicates something far more massive.

In the last year Lebanon has undergone a huge financial crisis and the country has been plunged into poverty and the value of the currency has plumented with the result of a huge surge in unemployment and poverty. The country is completely broke. Thus the recent political development have to be therefore linked to today's explosion in some way.
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Satire on Romantic Suicide (1839) by Leonardo Alenza y Nieto (1807–1845)
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 29, 2020 19:17 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   image 1 image
“We are slipping back from the age of reason into the mire of mystery, into a world of gods and devils, ghouls and angels. The difference this time is that we have chosen ignorance over knowledge, vapidity over insight, folly over realism. Consequently, we only have ourselves to blame when the rich and powerful take advantage of us.” – Andrew Davenport

Introduction

Why do we need to talk about Romanticism? What is Romanticism? And how does it affect us in the 21st century? The fact is that we are so immersed in Romanticism now that we cannot see the proverbial wood for the haunted-looking trees. Romanticism has so saturated our culture that we need to stand back and remind ourselves what it is, and examine how it has seeped into our thinking processes to the extent that we are not even aware of its presence anymore. Or why this is a problem. The Romanticist influence of intense emotion makes up a large part of modern culture, for example, in much pop music, cinema, TV and literature, e.g. genres such as Superheroes, Fantasy, Horror, Magical realism, Saga, Westerns. I will look at the origins of Romanticism, and its negative influence on culture and politics. I will show how Enlightenment ideas originally emerged in opposition to an absolute monarchy and the fixed dogmas of the Church and led to the formation of a working class ideology and culture of resistance. read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / press release Wednesday June 24, 2020 22:47 by foie   image 1 image
PLANNING BOARD QUESTIONS DURSEY ISLAND MASS TOURISM PROJECT
Not Satisfied Over Bird Protection on Remote Island

An Bord Pleanála has sought further information on the application by Cork County Council in partnership with Fáilte Ireland for a €10 million development on Dursey Island off the west Cork coast.

The 6.5 km long uninhabited island, currently accessed by a cable car with a capacity of 6 and return journey time of 20 minutes, is to be replaced by a state-of-the-art two-way cable car system capable of carrying up to 300 people each way every hour. The project includes an extensive Visitor Centre with restaurant, gift shop and glazed elevator on the mainland. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / other press Tuesday June 23, 2020 23:58 by 1 of indy   image 1 image
The murder of Floyd is not a once-off incident. Last year 1,099 people were killed by the US police, of which a sizeable proportion are black. 99% of these murders remain in absolute impunity –an alarming impunity rate only rivalled by the likes of Colombia in the continent, which goes to demonstrate how police violence, far from an anomaly, is condoned by the US establishment. By all of it, whether Republican or Democrat. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday June 22, 2020 22:07 by vac impacts   image 1 image
Dr. Meryl Nass has uncovered a hornet’s nest of government sponsored Hydroxychloroquine experiments that were designed to kill severely ill, Covid-19 hospitalized patients. On June 14th Dr. Nass first identified two Covid-19 experiments in which massive, high toxic doses – four times higher than safe of hydroxychloroquine were being given to severely ill hospitalized patients in intensive care units. read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Thursday June 18, 2020 17:19 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   image 5 images
"Symbols are what unite and divide people. Symbols give us our identity, our self-image,our way of explaining ourselves to others. Symbols in turn determine the kinds of stories we tell; and the stories we tell determine the kind of history we make and remake."
Mary Robinson, Inauguration speech as President of Ireland, December 3, 1990

Introduction

On the night of the 8 March 1966 a massive explosion was heard in the centre of Dublin and Nelson's Pillar came crashing to the ground in hundreds of tons of rubble. No one was hurt and a stump was all that could be seen of the 157 year old monument. It was not the first time that monuments had been attacked in Ireland and certainly not the last, at least figuratively, with a series of later monuments accruing many derogatory nicknames from the Dublin people.

The recent spate of attacks on monuments in the US and the Uk has opened up the debate on the cultural issues they provoke, ranging from those who can't believe the attacks hadn't happened sooner to those who see their destruction as mob vandalism.
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international / health / disability issues / news report Sunday June 14, 2020 12:04 by 1 of indy   image 1 image   video 1 video file
While the Covid pandemic hoax to usher in a global police state just gets more interesting by the day. This latest story just demonstrates another aspect of the deeply sinister agenda

Nurse filmed her experience in the “epicenter” of the NYC Covid outbreak. Describes patients —mostly poor black people — classified COVID despite multiple negative tests, then catching it from COVID ward, unnecessarily intubated and dying from treatment. Hospital gets cash, numbers go up. Everyone wins except all the dead black people. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday June 08, 2020 22:39 by 1 of indy   text 2 comments (last - thursday june 18, 2020 11:11)   image 3 images   video 3 video files
This story is being reposted in full because it points out that there is probably a sinister agenda being used by the US government behind the sudden and rapid rise of the Floyd protests around the world by the way they are heavily promoted and encourage in the MSN media whereas in the past they always ignore, underplay or discredit anything progressive like anti-war protests, poverty issues etc.

The death of George Floyd is just one of many unjustified murders of black people by the US state. This is not a recent problem and goes back to some degree to the 1960s when black people rose up against injustice in the days of Martin Luther King. At that time the Black Panthers arose and many others and the movement had swung to the Left which scared the establishment. A decision was taken by the establishment to criminalize all blacks and that is what they did. The first step was to launch the FBI CoIntelPro operation against the black panthers and other groups by creating divisions, rumours, instigating gang warfare, outright murder by the state and very long term prison sentences for people in the movement using trumped up charges. The next step which really kicked in during the Reagan years was to massively increase the prison population so much so that today most black men in the USA between the ages of 20 and 30 have been imprisoned basically for little reason. At the same time throughout the 1970s and 1980s the CIA ran drug running into the inner cities as brilliantly exposed by Gary Webb who proved in court the CIA fuelled the crack epidemic. The purpose was to smash black communities. Again largely successful. So here we are today and once again the trauma of what has happened is being used for other sinister plans against the population as a whole. It is in this context that the piece below should be read. read full story / add a comment
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national / health / disability issues / news report Thursday May 28, 2020 23:11 by 1 of indy   text 1 comment (last - monday june 29, 2020 17:41)   image 1 image
Now that the lockdown has been secured and people have been convinced of all the manipulation and lies and the police state measures have been accepted, it is very hard to overturn these in peoples mind and for them to accept the whole reason for economic suicide has largely been a hoax.

It is therefore safe for the mainstream media to publish more truthful information and some of them are doing. The reason is because they will be able to say they did -eventually -publish the facts if anything should go wrong -that is resistance against the police state and the second reason is because it will make little difference at this stage since the objectives of phase 1 of the global police state have been achieved.

So it is with this that Bloomberg is now telling us what those you have been paying attention already know and that is the Covid poster child of Europe -Italy that 96% of all the virus deaths suffered from other illness and were already dying. read full story / add a comment
Colton Berret and his mother were interviewed on the bus tour of Vaxxed I. Colton suffered severe injuries due to the Gardasil vaccine and died a short time later after this interview
national / health / disability issues / news report Wednesday May 27, 2020 22:03 by vi   image 2 images   video 2 video files
With the current rush to fast-track a vaccine that will supposedly stop the Coronavirus, it is important to look at some of the history of vaccines, especially ones developed to supposedly stop viruses.

Perhaps one of the most deadly and dangerous vaccines to ever hit the market in the U.S. is the Gardasil vaccine which supposedly targets a virus that is thought to cause cancer, the human papillomavirus (HPV). read full story / add a comment
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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
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westmeath / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday May 23, 2020 01:43 by liberty Report this post to the editors   text 1 comment (last - thursday may 28, 2020 22:23)   image 3 images
We are facing the biggest crisis of our time and we are on the threshold of entering a permanent global police state. Now is the time to act!

100 Days of the Unelected Government
No To Corona Law
No to Mandatory Vaccines
No to the New Normal
No to Unlawful Lockdown 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
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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
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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
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday May 11, 2020 21:10 by 1 of indy   text 1 comment (last - monday june 29, 2020 17:47)   image 1 image
The weekend just gone by in the UK was a bank holiday weekend and the weather was really good. Millions of UK citizens fed up with the lunatic lockdown defied the authorities and were out in parks, beaches and on the streets in their droves. There were so many the police gave up trying to impose it. Even some pubs here and there opened up and people sat out enjoying the sun and having a pint. All the pubs should open rather than commit economic suicide and they should ask their customers to defend them. Up to that point the UK government message was Stay At Home. Today when many people returned to work it is reckoned the numbers up back to the near 70% to 80% of normal. Some of the London tubes were packed and nobody dropped dead as a result. This morning media figures including many celebrity figures were stunned and wondered what was going on while many who had stuck rigidly to the rules realized they have been fooled and lied to in the past 6 to 8 weeks. read full story / add a comment
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national / eu / news report Friday May 08, 2020 21:17 by pm   image 1 image   1 attached file
The People's Movement have been producing comprehensive analysis of events and legislation in the EU and it's effect on Ireland for many years now. They are currently up to No 212 of their newsletters. Their analysis is extensive and should not be missed by anyone who is interested in this political sphere. All their issues are available from their website.
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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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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday May 06, 2020 23:53 by 1 of indy   text 1 comment (last - friday may 08, 2020 01:14)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Sally Maaz (17) died in Mayo University Hospital on April 24. Her cousin speaks out in this video.

What has happened here is criminal and requires investigation although this is unlikely to be done in any honest way given the blatant lies and propaganda around this Covid crisis.

Sally was moved to the #COVIDー19 ward even though she tested NEGATIVE twice. 1/14

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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
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