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offsite link Sitrep Britain: The Titanic Hits the Iceberg Wed Jul 06, 2022 22:41 | amarynth
By Batiushka for The Saker Blog Power is like cancer ? it eats you slowly without you realising it. St Nectarius of Egina (+ 1920) Possibly the greatest clown UK

offsite link Russia Sanctions and Asset Grab 2022 Wed Jul 06, 2022 22:39 | amarynth
Russia Sanctions and ASSET GRAB 2022 The Coming Sanctions-Induced Economic Tsunami? July 6, 2022 by Yves Smith. https://www.nakedcapitalism... Today I am risking being too glib, but my excuse is aspiring to meet

offsite link Sitrep Operation Z: A small pause Wed Jul 06, 2022 13:17 | amarynth
By Amarynth for the Saker Blog By popular demand, a SMO Sitrep open thread a few days before I planned for it. After Lisichansk, it looks like a small pause

offsite link The Empire is not done torturing Afghanistan Wed Jul 06, 2022 11:42 | amarynth
Despite its resounding defeat, NATO is not quite done with inflicting misery on the land of the Afghans By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and cross-posted with The

offsite link Why don?t the African cosmos support the West in its sanctions war against Russia? Wed Jul 06, 2022 11:26 | amarynth
By José Francisco Lumango for the Saker Blog The answer may not be simple. But the memory of European colonisation in Africa, and its harmful effects, are still visible despite

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Public Inquiry
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Human Rights in Ireland
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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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offsite link Boris?s Tragic Flaw Wed Jul 06, 2022 19:03 | Toby Young
Boris is the most gifted politician of his generation and less than three years ago won an 80-seat majority. Why didn't Hal become Henry V?
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offsite link Sacrificing Children?s Needs for Those of Adults was Devastating and Must Never Happen Again Wed Jul 06, 2022 14:21 | Molly Kingsley and Liz Cole
In crisis, we chose to invert our public health paradigm by requiring the young to sacrifice their own health and wellbeing to safeguard that of adults. In doing so, we shattered our implicit social contract.
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offsite link The New Bill of Rights is Another Example of Boris?s Lack of Backbone Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:30 | James Allan
The new Bill of Rights is a disappointment. It won't rein in the judges, just empower British ones at the expense of European ones. It does little about the undermining of parliamentary sovereignty by the lawyerly caste.
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offsite link What Happened in Lithuania? Wed Jul 06, 2022 08:39 | Noah Carl
By the end of last year, Lithuania's elderly vaccination rate was 37 percentage points higher than Romania's. Yet since the start of the vaccine rollout, the two countries have had similar levels of excess mortality.
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offsite link What?s Behind the Surge of Nearly 8,000 Excess Deaths Since April? Wed Jul 06, 2022 07:00 | Will Jones
As of the most recent week, there have been 7,840 more deaths than usual from causes other than Covid since April, 1,374 of them in just the latest week. What is going on, and is anyone looking into it?
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Covid Restrictions Lament

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | opinion/analysis author Tuesday February 01, 2022 16:34author by Joe Terry Report this post to the editors

“Under British regulations, passengers arriving from Ireland are not required to self-isolate, nor undergo covid testing.” This situation contrasts greatly with the horde of travel restrictions promulgated in the Irish Government citizens advice website, obstacles that have proved insurmountable:



- Covid Restrictions Lament -

Listening for almost-silent breathing, I need not bother as I lie alone. Exiting from an agitated slumber, slowly I come to unsettled awareness. The cones of daylight peeping over the tops of folds on the bedroom curtain tell me it’s time to arise to a day of an upcoming occasion to remember, an event where I will play no active part. My mind struggles, going over the barriers to get to a celebration on the other side of the Irish Sea. Feeling like a rat trapped in an inescapable maze, I’m a prisoner in the country of my birth. All seemed well getting to my planned destination in the west of England: “Under British regulations, passengers arriving from Ireland are not required to self-isolate, nor undergo covid testing.” This situation contrasts greatly with the horde of travel restrictions promulgated in the Irish Government citizens advice website, obstacles that have proved insurmountable: “NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status - If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll need to complete a Passenger Locator Form and show proof of a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours before entry) - All travellers to Ireland must fill out a Passenger Locator Form before departure. Failure to complete this form is an offence - Individuals travelling from Great Britain to Ireland via Northern Ireland should also complete a Passenger Locator Form - The Irish Government advises all travellers to undertake daily antigen tests for 5 consecutive days, beginning with the day of arrival.”
Every possibility to return to my home in Blarney explored, all with negative results, I suffer this humiliation because I have not yielded to being a guinea pig for experimental covid injections, one, two and a booster, injections since proved to be ineffective.
Easing out from under the duvet and onto the floor, I draw back the curtains. I put on my slippers and dressing gown and passing by my morning suit hanging on the wardrobe door, I make my way to the kitchen and have breakfast alone.
Breakfast over, and returning to my bedroom, I hang my morning suit in the wardrobe, probably never to be worn again, except, when it may be forced over my rigour-mortis body.
I dress in casual clothes, leave home and wait for the 215. Mounting the bus steps, I observe the driver holding the thumbs and forefingers of his closed fists together in front of his mouth and pulls them apart as if tearing off his lips. Staring at me as if I have two heads he says “mask”, his tone condescending. “I don’t wear masks”, I reply and place my Government-issued bus pass on the reader. The reader gives out a beep. I take my card and walk past his perspex-enclosed cab and sit away from mask-wearing passengers. I sense “Big Brother” tracking me till I get off at Blarney village square. From the village, I walk upstream on the leisure path by the River Martin till I reach the Mill Pond. I sit on a bench to rest, but alas, my mind is restless. Absentmindedly looking at a flock of Mallard ducks on the rippling surface of the pond, I reflect on where I should be, two hundred and eighty miles to the east as the crow flies. I should be shaking hands with my son and his bride, wishing both of them a happy married life together. Conscious of being a victim of apartheid, Neurenberg 2.0 comes to mind. Bring it on.

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