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Local Government Lockdown is curtailing peoples democratic rights

Local Government Lockdown is curtailing peoples democratic rights

Letter to Editor 29th September 2020 Today , for the first time in my Life , the Gardai were called on me . My Crime ? It was something terrible . I wanted to lodge a planning objection with my Local Planning Authority as is my democratic and legal
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Phillip Schofield story shows us gay people can live happy with opposite sex

Phillip Schofield story shows us gay people can live happy with opposite sex

Letter to Editor 16 September 2020 They say Love is more than just physical attraction . In February of this year , BBC presenter Phillip Schofield announced publicly that he was gay . Schofield had been married to his wife Stephanie for 27 years and had two daughters
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Covid-19 recovery rates hidden from public

Covid-19 recovery rates hidden from public

Letter to Editor 12 Sept 2020 Every day in Ireland , the overall total of confirmed Covid-19 cases and Deaths is read out in our daily news Bulletins . Many people are wrongly led to believe that this is the number of people who currently have the Virus
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From an Irish ex pat - thoughts on Brexit and BBC bias

From an Irish ex pat - thoughts on Brexit and BBC bias

Letter to Editor 31/01/2020 Hello good people. I am a Brit ex pat, presently resident in Brasil, where sadly Guinness is hard to come by. (hee hee) Born of Ulsterman Father and Dublin born Mother. Mixed religion. Aged 63 I witnessed many of the 'Troubles'
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Letter to Editor - Direct Provision and Asylum

Letter to Editor - Direct Provision and Asylum

Letter to Editor 20-11-2019 Dear Editor , I just wanted to write to you about asylum seekers and direct provision. Figures from the department of Justice show there were 3,762
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The Fiona Gregg story - The sad story of a Mother whos children were taken from her by a failed system

The Fiona Gregg story - The sad story of a Mother whos children were taken from her by a failed system

In November 2013 , Gardai issued a nationwide alert for a missing Roscommon woman and her three children . They were later found safe and well in Fermanagh . The Woman's name was Fiona Gregg . This is the last time Fiona would be together with her children as
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Video: Two minutes silence for two homeless men who threw themselves into river Liffey

Video: Two minutes silence for two homeless men who threw themselves into river Liffey

Two minutes silence was held on O'Connell Bridge in Dublin on Saturday and a Wreath laid for two homeless men who commit suicide by jumping into the cold waters of the River Liffey in Dublin . Speaking at the event organised by the Anti Corruption Ireland movement , Dolores Webster aka Dee Wall who ran as an Independent Candidate for the Dublin Central Constituency in the general elections in February explained : we're here today on O'Connell Bridge for the two men who saw no future for themselves in Ireland , two homeless men thats not getting a mention anywhere from the likes of paul murphy , people before
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Video : Thousands take part in Anti Lockdown rally in Dublin

Video : Thousands take part in Anti Lockdown rally in Dublin

Thousands take part in Time for Change Rally in Dublin Saturday , 12 September 2020 . The protesters are calling for an end to Covid-19 restrictions .
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American Tourist in Dublin - "I hardly saw any Irish People"

American Tourist in Dublin - "I hardly saw any Irish People"

An American Tourist visiting Dublin City Centre says she "hardly saw any Irish people" . a bit surprised at how many Foreign people I saw in the city , I hardly saw any Irish people . Its kinda like New York City in a way
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Belfast : Socialist republicans attack Irish Freedom Party Stall

Belfast : Socialist republicans attack Irish Freedom Party Stall

A stall set up by members of the Irish Freedom Party in Belfast over the Weekend was attacked by members of the socialist republican groups Lasair Dhearg , IRSP and Saoradh . Footage of the attack posted on the twitter page of Lasair Dhearg and the IRSP show a gang of its members attack the stall belonging to the Irish Freedom Party , tearing up literature and shouting 'fascists' , 'Nazi scum' and 'Irish Freedom Party not welcome in Belfast' while smashing the stall into pieces . The Irish Freedom Party was founded in 2018 by Hermann Kelly with the purpose of regaining Irish Sovereignty through leaving the
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Watch : Police call to man's home over 'offensive' Facebook comments

Watch : Police call to man's home over 'offensive' Facebook comments

The moment Police in the UK call to man's home over comments reported by another user on Facebook as being offensive . Man asks Police what exactly he has done wrong and what is the charge , Police man replies "malicious communications" .. "malicious communications is making comments on an open forum which is social media which is deemed to be offensive" explains the police man .
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Social Media censorship and control of public discourse

Charlie
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Social Media censorship and control of public discourse
So You've typed out your tweet or facebook post , you're very happy with its content and think others will like it . 

You hit the button and send it on its way where it lands at the door of facebook or twitter . 

The door opens slightly where someone (either human or program) examines the content of your post . If the post is rejected , the door is shut firmly and the post lands flat on its face where nobody will ever see it except you . A practice known as 'shadow banning'
 
 
Twitter Shadow Banning

In a hidden camera interview ,  Abhinav Vadrevu , a former software engineer at twitter explains the practice of shadow banning . 
 

one strategy is to shadow ban so that you have ultimate control . the idea of a shadow ban is that you ban someone but they don't know they've been banned because they keep posting but no one sees their content , so they just think that no one is engaging with their content when in reality no one is seeing it. you just sort of turn off all the features for them so they still see everything . you can like it , favourite it , retweet or whatever, but at the end of the day no one else interacts , no one else sees what your doing , so all that data is just thrown away , its like risky though , because people will figure it out ,its a lot of bad press , its unethical in some way  

Abhinav Vadrevu , former software engineer at twitter  
 

 


Facebook Shadow Banning 
 
In July , Facebook became the first of the social media giants to be granted a patent for a shadow banning system that hides the users posts from the platform without them realising it . The patent entitled “Moderating content in an online forum.” was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as far back as 2015 and granted to them in July. The patent description as lodged with the US patents office explains how the system works ... "the social networking system may receive a list of proscribed content and block comments containing the proscribed content by reducing the distribution of those comments to other viewing users. However, the social networking system may display the blocked content to the commenting user such that the commenting user is not made aware that his or her comment was blocked, thereby providing fewer incentives to the commenting user to spam the page or attempt to circumvent the social networking system filters" - link to document 
 
Below : Facebook Shadow Banning Patent lodged with the US Patent and Trademark Office
 

 
 

Google Search Manipulation
 
In July , Robert Epstein, Journalist , Professor and former editor and chief of Psychology Today whos writings have appeared in The Washington Post and Sunday Times (London) presented research to the US Senate Judiciary Committee which indicated that Google manipulated its search engine results to give Hillary Clintan upwards of 2.6 million additional votes in the 2016 presidential elections and in 2020 the company could manipulate "upwards of 15 million votes" for their chosen candidate . Epstein recommended that Google's search index be made public in the interests of impartiality .
 
   
 
Conclusion
 

  
Using methods such as the shadow banning technique ,  Social Media Corporations via their GateKeepers have huge power to shape people's minds and influence political outcomes , referendum results , elections etc by filtering out certain views  . With such power to control , it is not surprising that our government would travel to the USA and specifically seek out these corporations among thousands of others to bring their headquarters to Ireland .   
  
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Taxi Drivers seek wage subsidy scheme and moratorium on new licenses

Taxi Drivers seek wage subsidy scheme and moratorium on new licenses

A wage subsidy scheme and moratorium on new licenses are among some of the issues being raised by Taxi Drivers at a protest in Dublin Today . Over a Thousand Taxi Drivers gathered at the pheonix park in Dublin this morning where they drove to Government Buildings to highlight their
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Galway - new centre for Asylum Seekers to include 30 apartments and 5 townhouses

Galway - new centre for Asylum Seekers to include 30 apartments and 5 townhouses

The Department of Justice has announced a new Direct Provision centre for Asylum Seekers will open in the heart of Galway City this September. The centre located in the Dominick Street area of the city will house up to 140 asylum seekers who will begin moving in this month.
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Germany : Annual March for Life takes place in Berlin

Germany : Annual March for Life takes place in Berlin

The Annual March For Life (Marsch für das Leben) took place in Berlin on Saturday afternoon . The Crowd estimated at some 3000 participants assembled at the Brandenburg Gate before making the 3km march for life through downtown Berlin. According to the Organizers - Bundesverband Lebensrecht (BVL) , attendance was down
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Google censorship of time for change Rally

Google censorship of time for change Rally

On Saturday 12th September , thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest against the Covid-19 Lockdown measures . The Rally was entitled "time for change" . On Monday 14 September at 9am , we did a Google Search for the term - "time
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Black Lives Matter and the rise of Communist America

Black Lives Matter and the rise of Communist America

In 1973 , following the signing of the Paris Peace Agreement , the USA left Vietnam for good . The Horrors of Communism would cost the lives of some 58,000 Americans . But never did they expect the horrors would land on their doorstep . In this article
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Video: Two minutes silence for two homeless men who threw themselves into river Liffey

Video: Two minutes silence for two homeless men who threw themselves into river Liffey

Two minutes silence was held on O'Connell Bridge in Dublin on Saturday and a Wreath laid for two homeless men who commit suicide by jumping into the cold waters of the River Liffey in Dublin . Speaking at the event organised by the Anti Corruption Ireland movement , Dolores Webster
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google have a huge hand in that to , conservative views are usually pushed to the back pages of search results . Its a very biased company. Im glad gemma and others are standing up at last. Things need to change
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Video: Two minutes silence for two homeless men who threw themselves into river Liffey

Video: Two minutes silence for two homeless men who threw themselves into river Liffey

Two minutes silence was held on O'Connell Bridge in Dublin on Saturday and a Wreath laid for two homeless men who commit suicide by jumping into the cold waters of the River Liffey in Dublin . Speaking at the event organised by the Anti Corruption Ireland movement , Dolores Webster
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American Tourist in Dublin - "I hardly saw any Irish People"

American Tourist in Dublin - "I hardly saw any Irish People"

An American Tourist visiting Dublin City Centre says she "hardly saw any Irish people" . a bit surprised at how many Foreign people I saw in the city , I hardly saw any Irish people . Its kinda like New York City in a way
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Video : Thousands take part in Anti Lockdown rally in Dublin

Video : Thousands take part in Anti Lockdown rally in Dublin

Thousands take part in Time for Change Rally in Dublin Saturday , 12 September 2020 . The protesters are calling for an end to Covid-19 restrictions .
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Galway - new centre for Asylum Seekers to include 30 apartments and 5 townhouses

Galway - new centre for Asylum Seekers to include 30 apartments and 5 townhouses

The Department of Justice has announced a new Direct Provision centre for Asylum Seekers will open in the heart of Galway City this September. The centre located in the Dominick Street area of the city will house up to 140 asylum seekers who will begin moving in this month.
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Germany : Annual March for Life takes place in Berlin

Germany : Annual March for Life takes place in Berlin

The Annual March For Life (Marsch für das Leben) took place in Berlin on Saturday afternoon . The Crowd estimated at some 3000 participants assembled at the Brandenburg Gate before making the 3km march for life through downtown Berlin. According to the Organizers - Bundesverband Lebensrecht (BVL) , attendance was down
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Black Lives Matter and the rise of Communist America

Black Lives Matter and the rise of Communist America

In 1973 , following the signing of the Paris Peace Agreement , the USA left Vietnam for good . The Horrors of Communism would cost the lives of some 58,000 Americans . But never did they expect the horrors would land on their doorstep . In this article
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Time for Change Rally attracts Thousands in Dublin City Centre

Time for Change Rally attracts Thousands in Dublin City Centre

Around 5000 people attended a Time for Change Rally organised by the Yellow Vest Ireland movement in Dublin City Centre today . The protesters are calling for an end to the Covid-19 Lockdown measures and lifting of restrictions accross the Country . The large crowd many waving
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Google censorship of time for change Rally

Google censorship of time for change Rally

On Saturday 12th September , thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest against the Covid-19 Lockdown measures . The Rally was entitled "time for change" . On Monday 14 September at 9am , we did a Google Search for the term - "time
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Taxi Drivers seek wage subsidy scheme and moratorium on new licenses

Taxi Drivers seek wage subsidy scheme and moratorium on new licenses

A wage subsidy scheme and moratorium on new licenses are among some of the issues being raised by Taxi Drivers at a protest in Dublin Today . Over a Thousand Taxi Drivers gathered at the pheonix park in Dublin this morning where they drove to Government Buildings to highlight their
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Minister Confirms Ireland to pay out €18.7 billion for EU recovery

Minister Confirms Ireland to pay out €18.7 billion for EU recovery

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has confirmed Ireland will pay out €18.7 billion to the EU recovery fund . Ireland in return will receive just 2 billion meaning it will cost each person in Ireland approx €3,408 per head to fund the recovery of other EU states , the second highest cost per capita within
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lucky

Sep 28 , 2:31 pm
i guess this is the governments way of punishing Galway for Oughterard .They are putting their foot down and saying to galway that resistance is futile , we dont care what you think , we'll put direct provision centres anywhere and everywhere we like and nobody can stop us . thats basically the message thats coming out of this move.

gav

Sep 28 , 1:51 pm
Nigeria is a Safe country with 6 million Tourists a year , why is the government spending all our taxes on asylum seekers , most of these people are only pretending to be refugees . We have our own bills to pay , our own mortgages , why are we paying for houses for the whole world , anyone who wants to come here we have to pay for them , its disgraceful
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the bull

Sep 28 , 6:48 am
There's definitely a racial agenda to this , in the first 3 years of the 1990s less than 100 people a year claimed asylum in Ireland . On 1 Novemeber 1993 , The Treaty on European Union came into force . Two years later , thousands of asylum seekers started to arrive in Ireland from Nigeria . This had to be ORGANISED . Somebody was organising these people to come to Ireland . AND WHY ? thats the big question . It all goes back to the vision of a man name Richard Kalergi , a foun
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Ivaus

Sep 27 , 3:33 am
WHY CANT WE DO IT- BECAUSE " THEY " Don't ,won't care ffs. DIRECT PROVISION IS SET UP BY TAXPAYERS MONEY. WE, OWN THE LAND AND ALL ASSETS. IT IS OURS,NOT THE GOVTS Are you still waiting for them,decades later.They do not care for the IRISH HOMELESS AND NEVER HAD,WILL BY ANY FFGG GOVT. Do you really WANT TO KNOW HOW TO HELP THE HOMELESS ? ORGANISE COMMUNITIES AND TAKE OVER THE CENTRES,PUT THE HOMELESS INSIDE THEM, IT IS THEIRS TOO, F.UK THE DAIL PARASITES,ABSENTEE LAND
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Wild Rose

Sep 26 , 4:25 pm
why cant they do this for homeless people ?. Most asylum seekers coming to ireland are coming from Safe countries like albania , georgia , south africa , nigeria . others on here have said its a disgrace that our own homeless people are being killed on the streets and nobody cares . ah sure their only white irish , the dirt on your shoe , who cares , this seems to be the attitude of government . its shocking .
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Ivaus

Sep 26 , 8:04 am
PCR-P romoting C 19 R edundancy TEST.  RTE-R adicalized T ruth E vasion. All Facts and Data ARE GLOBAL. 
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Ivaus

Sep 25 , 2:12 am
PADDY POWER LAUGHING AT >99:1% ODDS. GOVT.GAMBLES WHOLE ECONOMY ON "OUTSIDER FAVORITE " COVID 19 IS MASSIVELY OVER- R-aTEd.WHO WINS FOR BIG PUNTERS, it's all a game for a Globalist Cartel ,come in paddy last. 
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lucky

Sep 24 , 10:49 am
if people have the money , they should book a room for a homeless person even for a couple of nights . any one of us could be that person , sitting all alone on the street worrying where the next meal will come from or where your life is going