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offsite link On sanctions Thu Apr 26, 2018 01:05 | Scott
by Scott Humor On Monday April 16, a well-oiled machine of anti-Russian sanctions experienced a major hiccup. This day the US Treasury promised to announce new sanctions against Russia’s companies

offsite link Syrian War Report ? April 25, 2018: Russia Repels Drone Attack On Its Air Base In Syria Wed Apr 25, 2018 22:14 | Scott
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-rep... On the evening of April 24, Russian forces repelled an attack by armed drones on their Hmeimim airbase in the province of Latakia. According to the reports, Russian Pantsir-S1

offsite link Russia Shows Wreckage Of Trump?s ?Smart? Missiles Intercepted In Syria Wed Apr 25, 2018 21:54 | Scott
https://southfront.org/russia-shows-w... UPDATE: According to the April 25 press briefing by the Russian military: ? only 22 US, French, British missiles hit their targets; ? 46 missiles were intercepted by Syrian

offsite link Chick Corea?s ?Spain? and my love for Jazz Wed Apr 25, 2018 05:38 | The Saker
The other evening, I was trying to convey to my daughter the infinite richness of Jazz music.  So here is what I did: I decided to go step by step,

offsite link Syrian War Report ? April 24, 2018: US Builds New Base, Prepares For Next Phase Of Conflict Tue Apr 24, 2018 22:29 | Scott
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-rep... On April 23, according to local sources, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) destroyed an artillery piece of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) with a guided missile near the town

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offsite link Repeal, Abortion and the Common Good: Beyond Foetal Rights? Tue Apr 24, 2018 15:06 | Máiréad Enright

offsite link #abortiontravel Cordelia Freeman on ?The Chile-Peru Abortion Trail and the Irish Experience? Thu Apr 19, 2018 14:13 | GuestPost

offsite link #abortiontravel Sydney Calkin on ?The Changing Geographies of Abortion Access? Wed Apr 18, 2018 14:08 | GuestPost

offsite link #abortiontravel Kath Browne & Catherine Nash on ?Love both?: Naming Heteroactivism? Tue Apr 17, 2018 13:01 | GuestPost

offsite link #abortiontravel Katherine Side on ?Medical Abortion Use: Post-Referendum Possibilities? Mon Apr 16, 2018 14:01 | GuestPost

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Ineffable stupidity? 10:13 Thu Apr 26, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link That 1 in 5 poster? Incorrect? 06:21 Thu Apr 26, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Independent dazed II? and muttering about an election in the Autumn or Spring 17:15 Wed Apr 25, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link #HomeToVote 17:13 Wed Apr 25, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link New (Varadkar) Dawn Fades 12:06 Wed Apr 25, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017

offsite link IRISH COMMONWEALTH: TRADE UNIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 14:06 Sat Nov 18, 2017

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

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WorldbyStorm - 10:13 Thu Apr 26, 2018
Who in this week and this day and age could one be speaking of? Surely not Jacob Rees-Mogg, who one suspects likes to flatter himself with the thought he is everywhere and at all times the smartest guy in the room. His latest contribution? An event hosted by Open Europe where he said: Mr Rees-Mogg […]A
WorldbyStorm - 06:21 Thu Apr 26, 2018
An interview in the current edition of Hot Press with Dr. Peter Boylan, formerly Master of the National Maternity Hospital notes him saying: He also unpicks the numerous distortions and falsehoods which are being widely advertised by the Anti-Repeal side. Among these, he is asked about the claims made by the ?No? side that one […]A
WorldbyStorm - 17:15 Wed Apr 25, 2018
Sean Canney remains silent, and now the Independent Alliance is it is said asking what is going on. Mr Canney has not spoken publicly on the Alliance’s decision to keep Mr Moran in the role. It is understood he was asked to clarify his position after he voted against the Government and Minister for Transport […]A
WorldbyStorm - 17:13 Wed Apr 25, 2018
Thanks to EC for forwarding this link… from the London-Irish Abortion Rights CampaignA
WorldbyStorm - 12:06 Wed Apr 25, 2018
Ah recriminations and retrospection? of this political analysis is often made. And how about this then? On foot of the IT poll which showed FG continuing to decline from highs tantalisingly close to the high thirties (36% to be precise) down to a rather more prosaic 31%. As Pat Leahy says: It?s important to say […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:06 Wed Apr 25, 2018
I?m no great fan of Laura Kennedy?s writing in the IT, but this made me laugh – her description of how George Hook took umbrage with a piece by her assuming she was left-wing. She isn?t. He was wrong. But it is indicative of a certain mindset that he wouldn’t bother to even check.A
WorldbyStorm - 05:09 Wed Apr 25, 2018
As always, following on Dr. X?s suggestion, it?s all yours, ?announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose?, feel free.A
WorldbyStorm - 12:01 Tue Apr 24, 2018
Here’s a depressing little tale in the Observer business section this last weekend which notes that: The sleek intercity train connecting Amsterdam to Rotterdam zips between the two cities in just 40 minutes and, with a walk-up price of just ?15.40 (£13.50), puts our fares to shame. The Dutch railways are still nationally owned, operated […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:02 Tue Apr 24, 2018
From Dan Roberts in the Guardian, though as so much of the media commentary tends to do he focuses on customs union as a ‘solution’ for the post-Brexit border. That it would require single market membership to ensure that the border remains seamless is a truth that still appears to evade so many who discuss […]A
WorldbyStorm - 08:02 Tue Apr 24, 2018
Is the thought that comes to mind reading this about David Davis, Britain’s Brexit Secretary who, how long is it into the process – getting on for two years, finally moved himself to come visiting the border. Good to see him accompanied by Peter Sheridan, formerly of the PSNI, more recently of Cooperation North, who […]A

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