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offsite link Snipping away the tangled web of hype on the threat to submarine cables Fri Jan 28, 2022 23:00 | amarynth
By Nat South for the Saker Blog ?The hype that some dastardly Russian special operation could sever a number of critical underwater telecommunications cables in one go, is plain scaremongering?. 

offsite link Panic and chaos is clearly setting in as the West fears peace above all else Fri Jan 28, 2022 21:22 | The Saker
Fun headlines for CNN: US and Ukraine at odds over threat of Russian invasion US and UK embassy withdrawals were a “mistake,” says Ukrainian president What??  Is that really CNN?

offsite link Thinking about the Future Fri Jan 28, 2022 20:58 | amarynth
By Walt Garlington for the Saker Blog Whatever the outcome with the latest wars and rumors of wars, folks interested in creating a brighter future, wherever they are in the

offsite link Andrei Martyanov?s commentary on the US response to Russia Thu Jan 27, 2022 22:50 | The Saker
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offsite link Le Monde?s circus invite: ?France is a leftist country which votes right? Thu Jan 27, 2022 22:06 | amarynth
by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog In less than three months France will have a presidential vote, and I haven?t written much about it because I?ve been too occupied

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international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Friday January 28, 2022 12:22 by Joe Terry
Russia is no threat to Ireland, never has been and won’t be invading any time soon, or ever. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday January 17, 2022 23:40 by Gary Jordan   image 1 image
Politicizing the death of Ashling Murphy to sow division between men and women is their latest low! read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday December 16, 2021 15:58 by Joe Terry
Open email letter in the defence of children to the patrons of Schools, the boards of management, school principals and teachers, parents and grandparents of pupils: read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Sunday December 05, 2021 13:22 by Brian Nugent   image 4 images
A major film was released about the Tuam Children’s Home recently, a joint production by RTE, the Irish State Television station obviously, and ITV in the UK. It was extraordinarily harsh in describing this institution, others like it and indeed Ireland in general for those years of the 1920s-50s. In this writer’s opinion, it left a lot to be desired in its accuracy in reference to this Home and this article is an attempt to set the record straight. The first and most important issue of course is the question of whether or not the bodies of children were laid to rest in a disused septic tank, for which see the accompanying diagram and description here, followed by the other great issue, that of the mortality rate in these Homes. read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Sunday December 05, 2021 01:50 by Brian Nugent   image 4 images
A major film was released about the Tuam Children’s Home recently, a joint production by RTE, the Irish State Television station obviously, and ITV in the UK. It was extraordinarily harsh in describing this institution, others like it and indeed Ireland in general for those years of the 1920s-50s. In this writer’s opinion, it left a lot to be desired in its accuracy in reference to this Home and this article is an attempt to set the record straight. The first and most important issue of course is the question of whether or not the bodies of children were laid to rest in a disused septic tank, for which see the accompanying diagram and description here, followed by the other great issue, that of the mortality rate in these Homes. read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Thursday December 02, 2021 19:08 by Gary Jordan   image 2 images
Police betray their duties in the UK and allow a small child to be killed by psychopathic monsters. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 30, 2021 22:39 by Lawyers For Justice Ireland Official

Lawyers for Justice have received many inquiries from the public about be blocked access to hospitals for medical treatment and have published some advice on their telegram channel and this is republished in the interests of the public

We are receiving many urgent queries from people now being refused access to hospitals for medical treatment, whether on an emergency basis or for necessary and urgent treatment, where the refusal is based on vaccination status. Unfortunately this is becoming more common over recent days and weeks. It is important that people are aware of this situation in order to plan ahead, and to establish what the hospital access will be ahead of treatment, or to make other arrangements if this is possible. We attach a draft letter here for use if you are refused hospital access and medical care. Very often the refusal takes place where you present on an emergency basis and have no warning that you would require admission to a hospital, or treatment. We would suggest that you utilise the draft letter as soon as you can, where you are refused emergency care, or in advance where refusal of hospital access is established on your enquiry. It is important to register your objections/ refusal to accept these exclusions. You can PM us or make at contact via email on the above.

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday November 27, 2021 18:50 by Gary Jordan   image 1 image
They have damaged the lives of far too many! read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Monday November 22, 2021 17:00 by De Piorraí
I originally wrote this piece in September 2021 following the announcement by United States President Joe Biden that US forces would withdraw from Afghanistan, but never sought to publish the piece. The Irish Government is playing both sides on the matter of foreign affairs, calling for peace and claiming to be 'neutral' while actively supporting Western military imperialism. In this peice, I examine and criticise the involvement of Ireland in the Afghanistan War, with sources provided at the end.

I can be contacted at depiorrai@protonmail.com read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday November 06, 2021 13:54 by Gary Jordan   image 1 image
Why are people still terrified and scared of an illusory virus? read full story / add a comment
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international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Friday October 29, 2021 23:53 by Gary Jordan   image 1 image
Once a fraud, always a fraud. read full story / add a comment
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international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 26, 2021 22:11 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   image 1 image
Review of James Bond No Time To Die film

The latest Bond flick No Time To Die was certainly a rollercoaster ride of exciting action scenes and great special effects, yet contained more than a quantum of longueurs.

With a running time of 163 minutes it certainly tries the patience and the bladders of its audiences (who I saw popping out of the cinema throughout the film).

Personally, I think 90 minutes is enough for any film, especially since the disappearance of the intermission and ice-cream selling of yore.

In this case, the increased length seems to have been to incorporate backstories of some of the individuals involved.

The effect of this is to attenuate Bond’s appearances in the film, while adding very little to the story (hence the longueurs).

One effect of this narrative style is to put more emphasis on the story of Bond and less on the usual geopolitics and action we associate with Bond films. read full story / add a comment
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national / arts and media / opinion/analysis Sunday October 24, 2021 14:42 by Gary Jordan   image 1 image
Stoking The Flames of Hatred And Manipulating The Minds Of The Masses read full story / add a comment
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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