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A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Donate to assist Saker Tue Oct 04, 2022 20:32 | Ice-Saker-V6bKu3nz
The following post was put together by the Saker team.. The team includes our translators, the staff of the related Saker sites the Spanish, Italian, French, Serbian, and technical support.

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/10/04 ? Open Thread Tue Oct 04, 2022 17:00 | herb
2022/10/04 16:00:02Welcome 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 Update from Andrei (hopefully the last related to Hurricane Ian) Mon Oct 03, 2022 20:10 | The Saker
Dear friends This will be my last hurricane-related post (God willing!).  Tomorrow my family and I will finish moving the objects we can salvage from the house.  But on Wednesday

offsite link Update from Andrei Sat Oct 01, 2022 21:36 | The Saker
Dear friends We found a home to stay. We have workable Internet. Best of all, a neighbor told us that in his opinion our house might be fixable, but it

offsite link ?Biden? Fulfilled a Promise on Nord Stream 2 Sat Oct 01, 2022 20:48 | Leo V.
For those who haven’t seen this footage being reposted the past few days, ”Biden” promised to put an end to Nord Stream 2 on February 7, 2022.

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Formal complaint against Robert Watt Anthony

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offsite link Irish Examiner and fake news Anthony

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Human Rights in Ireland
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The Daily Sceptic

offsite link Face Masks and Social Distancing Return to Hospitals and Visitor Bans Are Threatened Wed Oct 05, 2022 17:33 | Will Jones
At least five NHS trusts in England have brought back mask requirements due to Covid's autumn resurgence and some are also reimposing social distancing guidelines with threats of visitor bans to come.
The post Face Masks and Social Distancing Return to Hospitals and Visitor Bans Are Threatened appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link The NHS is in Crisis Every Winter. Will Thérèse Coffey?s Plan Save it This Time? Wed Oct 05, 2022 15:53 | Dr Carl Heneghan and Dr Tom Jefferson
The NHS is in a perpetual winter crisis, something that more than doubling the budget in the 2000s did nothing to change. With beds already 95% occupied, will Therese Coffey's plan to get us through the winter work?
The post The NHS is in Crisis Every Winter. Will Thérèse Coffey’s Plan Save it This Time? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link U.S. Public Opinion on the War in Ukraine Wed Oct 05, 2022 13:00 | Noah Carl
A recent poll asked Americans what is the most important issue facing the country. "Inflation" was the top answer, chosen by 27% of respondents. "Russia/Ukraine" came second to last, chosen by only 2% of respondents.
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offsite link Police Force Entry into Journalist?s Home, Arrest Her and Put Her in a Cell for Allegedly Writing ?I... Wed Oct 05, 2022 11:00 | Will Jones
Police officers arrested journalist Caroline Farrow after she was reported for allegedly posting a ?grossly offensive message?. They forced entry into her home, seized her electronic devices and put her in a cell.
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offsite link U.K. ?Climate? Aid Money Paying for Gender ?Revision? Lessons for Mexican Coffee Growers Wed Oct 05, 2022 09:00 | Chris Morrison
Why is UK 'climate' aid money being spent on lessons on the "complete revision of the concepts of gender? among Mexican coffee growers?
The post U.K. ‘Climate’ Aid Money Paying for Gender “Revision” Lessons for Mexican Coffee Growers appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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Up to 70% won’t vote: election missing ‘youth factor’

category national | miscellaneous | press release author Monday June 01, 2009 18:01author by Volunteer - SpunOut.ie Report this post to the editors

Time to engage young people...

Young people in Ireland are not as uninterested in the upcoming elections as many people might think. Instead they are finding the political system inaccessible, confusing and uninspiring.

That’s the view of the SpunOut.ie National Youth Organisation, which reaches 100,000s of young people each year. According to SpunOut.ie there are approximately 500,000 young people in Ireland between the ages of 18 and 25 and according to a SpunOut.ie poll, up to 70% (350,000) of these may not be voting on Friday.

“Young people often find the political system difficult to understand and access. Many don’t know what impact their vote would have and they generally don’t know how the local and European government systems work. This is further compounded by difficulties in voter registration and a sense of despair when it comes to mainstream politics, parties and their policies” according to a SpunOut.ie spokesperson.

“Those that do intend voting appear to be moving away from post civil war politics where people voted Fine Gael or Fianna Fail in line with family allegiances. A young well travelled, highly educated and increasingly unemployed generation are actively seeking alternatives to represent their worldviews but are increasingly disillusioned by a political system which pays lip service to youth issues” they added.

Because of this disconnection between young people and our political system Ireland is not benefiting from the vast pool of ideas, energy and talent that a younger view can bring to politics. This must be addressed and a radical rethink is needed.

“The current health, economic and environmental situation urgently requires new thinking. It’s time to open up the doors to young people and to harness their potential as active citizens. To do this we need civic education in schools, a more participatory voting system and a move away from meaningless placards and sloganeering. Parties need to articulate their policies on youth issues, address major concerns such as access to education, employment and recreation facilities, and make bold new moves to tackle equality, climate change and corporate corruption”.

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About SpunOut.ie

SpunOut.ie is an independent youth powered national charity working to empower young people to create personal and social change. SpunOut.ie combines an interactive online community providing health and lifestyle information, signposting to help services, an alternative youth media space, dynamic discussion forums, and a platform for youth engagement, participation and advocacy. SpunOut.ie reaches nearly half a million users online each year, millions more through the media and has won numerous awards including a Golden Spider Award for 'Best Charity Website' in Ireland.

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