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offsite link Is 1% of the US now Iranian-American? No, that?s an undercount Tue Oct 19, 2021 16:23 | amarynth
By Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog (Author?s note: This is my first article after a 5-month sabbatical. 2019 Yellow Vests, 2020 corona/US election – I needed a break. However,

offsite link ?We have more than 100,000 fighters!?: Nasrallah warns pro-US party Tue Oct 19, 2021 14:42 | amarynth
Original link: http://middleeastobse... Description: A translation of a key excerpt from a historic speech delivered by Hezbollah?s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah surrounding the Tayyouneh massacre incident just days ago. Nasrallah addressed

offsite link Russia to suspend NATO military liaison mission in Moscow in tit-for-tat move Mon Oct 18, 2021 18:49 | amarynth
The accreditation of the mission staff will be terminated from November 1 https://tass.com/politics/1... MOSCOW, October 18. /TASS/. Russia will suspend the NATO military liaison mission in Moscow and recall the

offsite link ?US/Israel seek Lebanese civil war to derail a Hezbollah in its prime?: Qandil Mon Oct 18, 2021 14:16 | amarynth
Original link: http://middleeastobse... Description: In light of the recent massacre of seven protesters and the wounding of dozens of others in a highly sensitive district of Beirut, senior political analyst Nasser

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/10/18 ? Open Thread Mon Oct 18, 2021 07:30 | herb
2021/10/18 06:30:01Welcome 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 Business Secretary Rules Out Another Lockdown Wed Oct 20, 2021 08:39 | Michael Curzon
The Business Secretary says talk about further restrictions is "completely unhelpful", adding that, because of the success of the vaccine roll-out, "I would rule out" there being another lockdown.
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offsite link Implement ?Plan B? Now to Avoid ?Profound Crisis?, Demands NHS Confederation Head Wed Oct 20, 2021 07:30 | Michael Curzon
The Government must implement 'Plan B' winter measures, including vaccine passports and mask mandates, right away so we can avoid a "profound crisis", insists the head of the NHS Confederation.
The post Implement ?Plan B? Now to Avoid “Profound Crisis”, Demands NHS Confederation Head appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link News Round-Up Tue Oct 19, 2021 22:56 | Michael Curzon
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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offsite link More Restrictions May Be Required This Winter, Says Professor Ferguson Tue Oct 19, 2021 18:39 | Michael Curzon
Professor Neil Ferguson has predicted that another lockdown will not be necessary this winter but that the reintroduction of some forms of restrictions will be.
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offsite link Half of Brits Think We Will Be Locked Down Again This Year, According to New Survey Tue Oct 19, 2021 13:57 | Michael Curzon
While a new survey suggests that more than half of Brits believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us, 49% of respondents also say they believe there will be further lockdowns.
The post Half of Brits Think We Will Be Locked Down Again This Year, According to New Survey appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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offsite link The Western economic system is coming to an end, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Oct 19, 2021 08:58 | en

offsite link Apple intends to rummage through your smartphone ... without your knowledge Sun Oct 17, 2021 17:03 | en

offsite link Iran's allies lose Iraqi legislative elections Wed Oct 13, 2021 19:38 | en

offsite link The political power of Facebook, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Oct 12, 2021 09:28 | en

offsite link Lebanon's bankruptcy deliberately caused by IMF under Christine Lagarde's watch Fri Oct 08, 2021 16:17 | en

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national / arts and media / opinion/analysis Sunday October 17, 2021 19:55 by Irish Inquiry   video 1 video file
Consistently f!u season has been winter fodder for the Irish press. Until it vanished at a time when officials needed to boost c0v!d case numbers. Convenient. It's claimed it disappeared due to stringent public health guidelines which strangely didn't quash c0v!d. Now officials need a scapegoat for spiraling hospitalisations post vaccine roll-out & any flu will do. #FlipFlopFluFallacy read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Saturday October 16, 2021 01:00 by 1 of Indy
This article from Dr Mike Yeadon former chief scientist at Pfizier a number of years ago presents his commentary on Dr Fauci who is the head Covid Czar in the US. He raises very serious concerns about the vaccine and whether you have been jabbed or not, it is worth reading what he had to say read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Sunday October 10, 2021 19:25 by Gary Jordan   image 1 image
The shameful neglect of children by police departments obsessed with COVID-19 legislation. read full story / add a comment
King was arrested in 1963 for protesting the treatment of blacks in Birmingham.
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday October 08, 2021 20:33 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   image 1 image
The usage of the term ‘woke’ has spread rapidly in the last ten years from meaning awareness of racial prejudice and discrimination to describing the identity politics of various ethnic groups in the USA. The term has a long history reaching back to the 1930s when Black American folk singer-songwriter Huddie Ledbetter, a.k.a. Lead Belly finished a song advising people with the words to ‘best stay woke, keep their eyes open.’

The history of ethnic- or identity- based politics has long been a long one in the United States going back to the ethnocultural (ethnic, religious and racial identity) politics of the 19th century. Identity- based politics resurfaced in the 1960s with the Black Panther Party (BPP) (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense), a Black Power political organization founded by college students Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton in 1966. In the 1970s, identity politics were seen with the Black feminist socialist group, Combahee River Collective, and spread with the LGBT movements of the 1980s. Today ‘wokism’ is associated with identity-based groups such as Black Lives Matter (BLM). read full story / add a comment
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national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Saturday October 02, 2021 22:20 by Irish Inquiry   image 1 image

This hour long discussion shines new light on the political and medical decisions that have been taken over the past 18 months and calls into the question the real motivation behind lockdowns, mask mandates and the rollout of the vaccination programme.

Joining our host Sara Haboubi are Mattie McGrath (Independent TD), Dr. Micheal McConvill, Dr. Martin Feeley, Dr Vincent Carroll, Melissa Ciummei (investor) and Paddy Hennessey (Irish Nurses for Transparency and Openness).

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national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Saturday October 02, 2021 21:24 by Irish Inquiry   video 1 video file
On (28th of Sept) Ireland was hailed as the best in the world for “Covid turnaround” (1). Yet, compared to this time last year there has been a significant increase in cases, ICU & hospital admissions (2). Since we began creating this video a few days ago, the 2021 figures quoted cases have risen and it won’t stop there; it’s simply not possible as we have already seen these case numbers prior to Winter, so what really lies ahead? Why are countries with the highest vaccination rates reporting the highest case figures? (3). Has the “successful” rollout created a bigger problem? (4). Why are we STILL being lied to? Why when you die with Covid you die OF it, but when you die post vaccine, it has nothing to do with the vaccine? Can we trust those advising us to take the shot…and give it to our kids? Have they any conflicts of interest or a questionable past? What is really happening in our nursing homes? (5*) In the coming months & years the truth will emerge. read full story / add a comment
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national / arts and media / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 21, 2021 22:38 by F. Makay   image 1 image

If you believe the government will lift the restrictions in October, I have beachfront property in Switzerland I can sell to you.

I firmly believe there are a lot more worse lockdowns coming instead unless the public unite to say no.

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national / arts and media / opinion/analysis Sunday September 19, 2021 17:17 by Gary Jordan
John McGuirk from Gript thinks it's all just a conspiracy theory. 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
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 07, 2021 22:35 by Satirical Soldier   video 2 video files
This video explains why I felt it necessary to leave an occupation I love, after 21 years loyal service.

I feel I am duty bound by Oath to inform the public of the direction the Defence Forces is going, under the leadership of both our politicians and the outgoing Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett. 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
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
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international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Thursday August 26, 2021 17:56 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   image 1 image
This paper looks at how elites use different methods to stay in power, especially language manipulation. 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
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 / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday August 07, 2021 18:32 by Gary Jordan
Irish Armed Forces Members Are Calling For The Segregation of Irish People read full story / add a comment
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