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offsite link Alternative Copy of thesaker.is site is available Thu May 25, 2023 14:38 | Ice-Saker-V6bKu3nz
Alternative site: https://thesaker.si/saker-a... Site was created using the downloads provided Regards Herb

offsite link The Saker blog is now frozen Tue Feb 28, 2023 23:55 | The Saker
Dear friends As I have previously announced, we are now “freezing” the blog.  We are also making archives of the blog available for free download in various formats (see below). 

offsite link What do you make of the Russia and China Partnership? Tue Feb 28, 2023 16:26 | The Saker
by Mr. Allen for the Saker blog Over the last few years, we hear leaders from both Russia and China pronouncing that they have formed a relationship where there are

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2023/02/27 ? Open Thread Mon Feb 27, 2023 19:00 | cafe-uploader
2023/02/27 19:00:02Welcome 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 The stage is set for Hybrid World War III Mon Feb 27, 2023 15:50 | The Saker
Pepe Escobar for the Saker blog A powerful feeling rhythms your skin and drums up your soul as you?re immersed in a long walk under persistent snow flurries, pinpointed by

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link RTEs Sarah McInerney ? Fianna Fail supporter? Anthony

offsite link Joe Duffy is dishonest and untrustworthy Anthony

offsite link Robert Watt complaint: Time for decision by SIPO Anthony

offsite link RTE in breach of its own editorial principles Anthony

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Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

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

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Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link News Round-Up Sat Feb 24, 2024 01:30 | Toby Young
A summary of the most interesting stories in the past 24 hours that challenge the prevailing orthodoxy about the virus and the vaccines, the ?climate emergency? and the supposed moral defects of Western civilisation.
The post News Round-Up appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link ?Most Qualified Person Should Get the Job? is a Microaggression, Imperial College and Other Top Univ... Fri Feb 23, 2024 17:45 | Will Jones
Top universities including Imperial College and Glasgow have told staff and students that saying "the most qualified person should get the job" is a "microaggression", among other examples of woke language policing.
The post “Most Qualified Person Should Get the Job” is a Microaggression, Imperial College and Other Top Universities Say appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link How Keir Starmer Barged into Lindsay Hoyle?s Office Ahead of Key Israel Vote While Sue Gray Lurked N... Fri Feb 23, 2024 15:16 | Will Jones
Keir Starmer barged into Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle's tiny office ahead of Hoyle's announcement of bending Parliament's rules to help Labour, while Sue Gray lurked nearby and Chris Bryant stalled in the chamber.
The post How Keir Starmer Barged into Lindsay Hoyle’s Office Ahead of Key Israel Vote While Sue Gray Lurked Nearby and Chris Bryant Stalled in the Commons appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Cambridge University ?Misinformation Researcher? Caught Lying and Spreading Misinformation Fri Feb 23, 2024 13:17 | Paul D. Thacker
Cambridge University 'misinformation researcher' Sander van der Linden picked a fight with Nate Silver recently and ended up looking like a fraud who edits his Wikipedia page through a legion of sock puppet accounts.
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offsite link Google Pauses Gemini AI After Critics Blast it as ?Too Woke? for Generating Images of Asian Nazis, B... Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:00 | Will Jones
Google is pausing its new Gemini AI tool after users blasted the image generator for being "too woke" for generating images of Asian Nazis, black Vikings and female medieval knights.
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A Comparative Examination of Ireland’s Political Governance.

category international | politics / elections | opinion/analysis author Thursday July 02, 2020 12:40author by Joe Terry Report this post to the editors

Comparing similarities of the Political Governance in Ireland to that of China.

The governance of China by the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) could be equated to the current Irish set-up where Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party (FFFGGP) have connived to form a government. 
Let’s consider some of the similarities in both hegemonies?
Both are more autocratic than democratic.
Both have control of media that is beholden to the political entities in power. (In Ireland where recently RTE, the state broadcaster, got a €50 million leg-up; consequently, the organisation can not expound impartial political discourse).
Any meaningful alternative viewpoints or debates are censored. (e.g., freedom of expression and assembly and social media curtailment.)
The CPPCC is permanently dominated by one party, the Communist Party of China (CCP). 
In Ireland, the political system is rigged and dominated by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. Those parties, when in power, have hijacked the constitution by enacting legislation to give the selfsame preferential benefits, funding and media coverage in general, and in particular, on the run-up to elections. Note, there is no provision for, or even mention of, political party cliques in the Bunreacht na hÉireann.
Is it fair to say Ireland has a CPPCC form of governance?
Joe Terry
Blarney
Cork

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