Show Of Strength



Pro-Palestine protestors march from the Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 to the Israel Embassy, Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Saturday was is Nakba Day, commemorating the displacement of a majority of the Palestinian people from their homeland, and observed on the date after the state of Israel was established in 1948.

Israel Gaza conflict: Netanyahu says strikes to ‘continue at full force’ (BBC)


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25 thoughts on “Show Of Strength

  1. Dr.Fart

    I get the frustration.. horrible what’s happening, beyond awful. But this really doesn’t help. It just gives the virus another last ditch chance to inflict damage before the final hurdle.

    1. des

      2.3% of those tested have traces of covid DNA, the virus here to stay but is now no more fatal and life threatening than the Flu, and that’s a fact

      1. millie bobby brownie

        Do you have a source for that fact?
        *coughs pedantically*

        Because otherwise I think we’d have to class that as an opinion.

      1. Dr.Fart

        not as low as you think. governments are just saying that to make it seem as though they are gifting us the outdoors as a present, because they’ve closed everything else. its an attempt to appease. but still risky outdoors. sure its all over the world. the whole world didn’t just get it indoors. its licking through India outdoors.

        1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

          Have you been to India ? Are you aware how social distancing is a luxury accessible only to the rich ?

          1. Dr.Fart

            I worked as a doctor in Mumbai for 2 years so I’m fully aware and it supports my argument that outdoors is also risky for spreading covid

          2. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            interesting, it’s usually the other direction the doctors travel :)

          3. SOQ

            So far, India has a lower cumulative fatality rate per million than UK, US, France, Germany and Canada and nowhere near as steep a rise as the first three. Of course there are those who say that India is not reporting properly but if that is the case- then who is?

            Source: – Cumulative Confirmed COVID-19 deaths per million people.

            India is also the leader in treating people at home early before they become seriously ill. They produce four fifths of the world’s supply of Hydroxychloroquine and, recently licensed Ivermectin for Covid-19 treatment. A suspicious mind might conclude that is the real reason for the western media’s recent hysterical coverage- who knows.

            Their performance has been quite good given that unlike the others mentioned, the high numbers living in extreme poverty means there is little chance of social distancing or adequate sanitation.

          4. Dr.Fart

            they also do rituals to boost their immune system, where they cover themselves in cow dung which helps a lot

          5. SOQ

            India’s rates are rising yes but they are also rolling out the drug promised to be the most effective against mild CoVid-19 disease. As I said they are nowhere near the others mentioned, despite having conditions which are perfect for a huge spike.

            As for the suspicious mind- FDA emergency use is only allowed when there is no effective alternatives- does Ivermectin work? The Indian government seems to think so. I prefer to take my cue from the Indian media rather than the Guardian, thanks all the same.


          6. Nigel

            ‘Seem to think’ is now doing the same sort of heavy lifting in reference to the Indian government as it did for Trump, I see. Frankly, it comes across as a desperate measure with the fatalities climbing.

  2. goldenbrown

    a handy boycott reference page:

    Smyths in particular worth a mention as they stock a rake of Israeli made toys….arts n crafts and fashion type playsets… out for stuff made by Diamant Toys (Amav Ltd)

    1. Lilly

      I saw that and was not happy to spot hp on the list as I bought one of their laptops lately.

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