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A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link The Forever Imminent Collapse of the Iranian ?Regime? Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:46 | amarynth
From Seyed Mohammad Marandi at https://english.almayadeen.... As Iran is literally depicted as illegitimate and derogatorily labeled a ?regime,? these ?experts? can inform their audiences without irony of the rising ?menace?

offsite link The Taliban go to Tianjin Fri Jul 30, 2021 15:49 | amarynth
China and Russia will be key to solving an ancient geopolitical riddle: how to pacify the ‘graveyard of empires’ By Pepe Escobar, posted with permission and first posted at Asia

offsite link Russia and the Olympic Games Fri Jul 30, 2021 13:58 | amarynth
by Batko Milacic for the Saker Blog The world Olympic movement has always been based on the principles of equal and impartial attitude towards athletes – representatives of all states

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/07/30 ? Open Thread Fri Jul 30, 2021 07:00 | Herb Swanson
2021/07/30 06:00:01Welcome 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 Update on the Christian Vignette project Thu Jul 29, 2021 16:03 | admin-herb
Status Christian Vignette Project Description Comments posted to articles under the Sandbox category with a tag of ‘Christian Vignette’ can viewed by all and a selected group of commentators will

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

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offsite link When the establishment betrays the people?s trust Anthony

offsite link The day Eoghan Harris went bad Anthony

offsite link Declining standards in Irish journalism Anthony

offsite link Mainstream media: Failing to speak truth to power Anthony

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Human Rights in Ireland
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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

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

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Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link Tens of Millions of Brits Will Be Offered Pfizer Booster Vaccine This Autumn Sun Aug 01, 2021 13:31 | Michael Curzon
Millions of Brits will be offered a Pfizer vaccine booster later this year, even if their first two doses were from another provider, because it has proved to be more effective against the Delta Covid variant.
The post Tens of Millions of Brits Will Be Offered Pfizer Booster Vaccine This Autumn appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Andrew Bridgen MP Criticises Government Over ?Serious Infringement on People?s Liberties? Threatened... Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:08 | Michael Curzon
Andrew Bridgen MP has criticised the Government for "trying to aggressively coerce young people" into getting 'jabbed' with threats of vaccine passports, but says the plans would not pass through the House of Commons.
The post Andrew Bridgen MP Criticises Government Over ?Serious Infringement on People?s Liberties? Threatened by Vaccine Passports appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Australia Uses Helicopters and the Army to Enforce Lockdown Rules Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:07 | Michael Curzon
Australia is using its army to enforce strict 'Zero-Covid' lockdown measures, with helicopters flying over parts of the country telling rule-breakers: "You will be found and fines issued."
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offsite link News Round-Up Sun Aug 01, 2021 01:45 | Toby Young
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about Covid and other areas of warranted scepticism in the past 24 hours ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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offsite link Positive Covid Tests Drop Week-on-Week for 10th Day in a Row Sat Jul 31, 2021 22:59 | Will Jones
Positive Covid tests fell again today, both compared to yesterday and compared to last Saturday, making it the tenth day in a row reported infections have dropped week-on-week. Can we go back to normal now, please?
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Gun Control in America.......

category international | crime and justice | opinion/analysis author Wednesday June 02, 2021 20:19author by Uchenna Okeke Report this post to the editors

Gun control is at the forefront of American politics and has seen unprecedented news coverage over
the last few weeks with gun violence and mass shootings at an all time high.

13-year-old Adam Toledo had gun in his hand when fatally shot by Chicago police: prosecutors say. (Chicago Tribune)

Yesterday was another horrible day in our beloved city of Chicago, Illinois. 13 year old Adam Toledo, who had been carrying a gun, was fatally shot by an officer, public servant, friend and family member. It is not who Adam Toledo could have ever been, but who was this police officer, reckless, irresponsible, and highly unskilled. The police chief of Chicago is now calling for “Foot Pursuit” policies to be changed. After Adam and 21 year old Ruben Romano took off, armed and on foot, through the neighborhood; police officers summoned to the scene began their pursuit shortly before 3 a.m. The boy again was asked repeatedly to drop his weapon. Police said officers were dispatched to the Little Village neighborhood on the city’s West Side, well after the department’s ShotSpotter technology detected the sound of “eight” gunshots in the area. When they arrived, Toledo and a 21-year-old man ran away. While chasing the teen, there was an armed confrontation during which the officer shot him once in the chest, police said. Later, body cam video would show the 13-year-old raising his hands above his head and complying with police commands when he was shot. Ruben Roman was arrested at the scene of Toledo’s shooting on a misdemeanor charge of resisting or obstructing a peace officer. Roman was arrested on an unrelated warrant last week and charged with child endangerment, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm for his actions that night. Yesterday, the Toledo family viewed body cam video of the shooting, the city’s Civilian office of Police accountability announced late Tuesday. The agency said it would not immediately release the video at the request of the family of Adam Toledo. “COPA has advised family representatives, that it is still acutely sensitive to the family’s grief and their desire to avoid public release of materials related to Adam’s tragic death. Attorney Raul A. Reyes wrote, "Much of what we know so far is unacceptable... There has been a disproportionate focus on the circumstances surrounding the shooting, rather than on the fact that a police officer killed an unarmed child. Sadly, this kind of violence is familiar to Latino communities and that should disturb all Americans.” In the meantime, protests erupted all over the streets of Chicago. Demonstraters chanted slogans like "Hands Up, Don't Shoot", "No justice, no peace", "Justice for Adam Toledo", and "Stop Racist Police Terror". Mayor Lightfoot stated that the city would be putting into place plans to prepare for unrest. Students in the Chicago school district have called for the removal of armed officers from public schools and for more accountability. There is also an issue of Toledo’s mother, who must explain why her 13 year old is not in bed, or at home doing his homework and is running through the streets with a gun, threatening to join a gang. Every citizen, neighbor and family friend has grieved for the loss of such young life; from 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, 12-year-old Tamir Rice, and 18-year-old Andrés Guardado. When will this insanity end? How can our government change the course of these events to extend the safety and welfare of all our children, wherever they were raised.

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