1 of indy - Tue Aug 04, 2020 23:34
There are reports that a huge blast rocked Beirut today (Tues) with videos online showing a massive blast. It is reported that over 70 people have been killed with hundreds injured. Streets in surrounding areas have been destroyed and the blast was so powerful cars quite far back from the blast were flipped over.
The initial reports are suggesting the explosion occurred at a warehouse where dangerous chemicals and fireworks were stored but this could easily be a strategy to set the narrative. Given the scale of the blast one would have to wonder are fireworks really that popular and besides the main explosion indicates something far more massive.
In the last year Lebanon has undergone a huge financial crisis and the country has been plunged into poverty and the value of the currency has plumented with the result of a huge surge in unemployment and poverty. The country is completely broke. Thus the recent political development have to be therefore linked to today's explosion in some way.
Zachary Conti - Fri Jul 31, 2020 16:01
Student debt relief is now included in round the clock stimulus package negotiations on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, President Trump indicated that student debt relief measures passed in the Spring could be extended in the final Congressional package.
Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin - Wed Jul 29, 2020 19:17
Re-Examining Emotion and Justice in Enlightenment Ideals
?We are slipping back from the age of reason into the mire of mystery, into a world of gods and devils, ghouls and angels. The difference this time is that we have chosen ignorance over knowledge, vapidity over insight, folly over realism. Consequently, we only have ourselves to blame when the rich and powerful take advantage of us.? ? Andrew Davenport
Why do we need to talk about Romanticism? What is Romanticism? And how does it affect us in the 21st century? The fact is that we are so immersed in Romanticism now that we cannot see the proverbial wood for the haunted-looking trees. Romanticism has so saturated our culture that we need to stand back and remind ourselves what it is, and examine how it has seeped into our thinking processes to the extent that we are not even aware of its presence anymore. Or why this is a problem. The Romanticist influence of intense emotion makes up a large part of modern culture, for example, in much pop music, cinema, TV and literature, e.g. genres such as Superheroes, Fantasy, Horror, Magical realism, Saga, Westerns. I will look at the origins of Romanticism, and its negative influence on culture and politics. I will show how Enlightenment ideas originally emerged in opposition to an absolute monarchy and the fixed dogmas of the Church and led to the formation of a working class ideology and culture of resistance.
UNICEF: An additional 6.7 million children under 5 could suffer from wasting this year due to COVID-19
1 of indy - Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:50
Effect of Corona Virus mass panic killin more children than Covid
UN Press Release, 27 JULY 2020 ? An additional 6.7 million children under the age of five could suffer from wasting ? and therefore become dangerously undernourished ? in 2020 as a result of the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF warned today.
According to an analysis published in The Lancet, 80 per cent of these children would be from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Over half would be from South Asia alone.
?It?s been seven months since the first COVID-19 cases were reported and it is increasingly clear that the repercussions of the pandemic are causing more harm to children than the disease itself,? said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. ?Household poverty and food insecurity rates have increased. Essential nutrition services and supply chains have been disrupted. Food prices have soared. As a result, the quality of children?s diets has gone down and malnutrition rates will go up.?
Zachary Conti - Tue Jul 28, 2020 19:50
Religious leaders representing over 95% of Puerto Rico's population wrote Congress urging that the island be included in the next stimulus plan. Job creation, disaster relief and protections for the vulnerable were lifted in a letter signed by leaders of the Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran, Christian (Disciples) and Evangelical Churches. The Puerto Rico Council of Churches, Catholic Charities (Caritas) and the General Bible Society also added their names to the letter to Congress.
MS - Fri Jul 24, 2020 21:53
Ireland Has a New Coronavirus Fear: Americans Who Flout Quarantine
1 of indy - Wed Jul 22, 2020 23:04
Alert to citizens, governors, mayors, presidents, prime ministers, and public health officials?
You want science. You always state that. Well, here is your very own science. In a paper titled: ?Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings?Personal Protective and Environmental Measures.? Published in: ?Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol.26, No. 5, May 2020, it says:
Here, we review the evidence base on the effectiveness of nonpharmaceutical personal protective measures and environmental hygiene measures in non-healthcare settings and discuss their potential inclusion in pandemic plans. Although mechanistic studies [*] support the potential effect of hand hygiene or face masks, evidence from 14 randomized controlled trials of these measures did not support a substantial effect on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza. We similarly found limited evidence on the effectiveness of improved hygiene and environmental cleaning.?
1 of indy - Tue Jul 21, 2020 23:01
Do you want to understand what is going on then listen to these podcasts
Many people may already be aware of Jon Rappoport who writes at extensively at https://NoMoreFakeNews.com/ and who has from the very get go has asked fundamental questions about the Covid-19 crisis and provided very insightful analysis.
He has in conjunction with Catherine Austin Fitts of the Solari Report created a six part series of podcasts covering the how, why and objectives of the Covid-19 crisis. Catherine Austin Fitts is a leading financial expert and during the Bush Snr administration was She was Assistant Secretary of Housing ? Federal Housing Commissioner at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
The second set of podcasts are interviews of various people, one an Prof of pathology of 20 years, Dr John Lee who talks alot of sense and calls out the British government on their approach to Covid. Then there is a really interesting interview of another doctor,
Dr James Todaro who explains what LancetGate is -the scandal around the Lancet Journal and the campaign to denigrate the drug Hydroxychloroquine
vi - Mon Jul 20, 2020 21:27
Testing on an experimental COVID vaccine began on 2000 ?volunteers? in South Africa this week, and protesters gathered at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg to protest.
This is the Oxford University?s coronavirus vaccine trial from the UK, funded heavily by the World Health Organization and Bill Gates.
foie - Mon Jul 20, 2020 21:19
Press Release - Friends of the Irish Environment 17th July 2020
High Court calls Ireland and the Attorney General into challenge to Legal Aid Board?s refusal to consider aid for environmental charity.
Judge highlight Aarhus Convention?s requirements for access to justice
High Court Justice Niamh Hyland has directed that Ireland and the Attorney General be joined in the proceedings brought by an environmental charity against the Legal Aid Board for its refusal to consider an application for legal aid because the charity was a company and not an individual.
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