Reader’s Links for August 13, 2020

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

Major riots in Bangalore over FB post that blah blah blah Mohammad: Links 3, August 12, 2020

1. Muslim Egyptian migrant holds knife to throat of guard at Italian Cathedral.

A man armed with a knife momentarily took a guard hostage inside Milan’s cathedral on Wednesday but was quickly arrested, police said.

He entered the famous Gothic Duomo shortly after 1pm local time and “advanced towards the private security guard, took out a knife and threatened him,” police spokesman Marco Turchetto told AFP.

After the arrival of nearby officers on patrol and a brief mediation, the man dropped the knife and was arrested, he said.

Milan’s Deputy Mayor Anna Scavuzzo said in a statement the man had entered the cathedral in order to evade a police check.

Police said they were trying to determine the man’s identity. [Subsequently it has been learned that he is an Egyptian. More here.]

2. Major riots in Bangalore India, apparently over a facebook post. Just stepping out on a limb here, but at a guess, a muslim was offended by something true about Islam.

Attack on Police Station, Bangalore. Apparently it was over a Facebook post that referenced the Islamic prophet Mohammad.

3. More peer reviewed studies showing the Cocktail with HCQ is safe for use at home

4. How can this statistic NOT CHANGE POLICY?

5. President Trump appears ready to appoint a Doctor who deals in medicine rather than pharmaceuticals to the Covid team

[…] At his press conference yesterday, the President announced that Dr. Scott Atlas is joining his team of COVID-19 advisors.

Better news would scarcely be possible.

If you haven’t heard of Dr. Atlas… well, that’s part of the problem. He’s the former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center and now a senior fellow at Stanford’s ultra-prestigious Hoover Institution (where conservative luminaries Thomas Sowell and Victor Davis Hanson also reside).

But apart from his impeccable credentials, Dr. Atlas is one of the thousands of medical experts the Democrats and their media enablers don’t want you to know about who’ve been trying to put the breaks on the suicidal, anti-science response to COVID-19 they’ve conned us into following. […]

Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, PC., Johnny U., Sassy, and all who are sending in materials this week.

Canadian Government wants YOU to download its new track-you-everywhere app!

***UPDATE***

I just had this checked out by a very trusted associate and friend of this site. This is the Google app. You have to have Bluetooth on for it to work, and it exchanges random codes with other phones nearby that have Bluetooth on with this app. There is NO WAY it can track you. This app is safe to use, and is not Orwellian and it was thoroughly looked at by a world class libertarian minded hacker. Only you will know if you are exposed and it will not tell you by who or where.

it only updates once a day, so you shouldn’t even be able to guess if you are moving around like normal

COVID Alert does not use GPS or track your location.

It has no way of knowing:

Your location.
Your name or address.
Your phone’s contacts.
Your health information.
The health information of anyone you’re near.

So I am please to update this post with information that is conforting. There was indeed a data base driven app the Canadian govenment did try and push and it really was Orwellian. This Google one is not.


Just received this by TXT:

This is a message from the Government of Canada.

Help protect yourself and your community. Download the COVID Alert app for free to help stop the spread of the virus.

The COVID Alert app lets users know if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Available now in the App Store and Google Play.

For more information, contact 1-833-784-4397.

[Carrier] does not have any responsibility or liability for the COVID Alert app.

This seems like a good time to remind Canadians that Justin Trudeau asked all banks to submit all financial transactions of any kind including ATM cash withdrawals, of 500.000 Canadians without their knowledge or consent, to the government WITH the name and address of the account holders. In other words, this wasn’t metadata to see how Canadians handle money, but to see what YOU do with YOUR money. All purchases, everything. So getting an app made by the same government that tracks your every movement and compares it to the movements of all other people with phones (everyone) you may be near, seems a trifle Orwellian to be good for your mental or physical health. Far, FAR worse than the chances of COVID.

 

News on the Ozzie girl choked by police for flouting mask laws: Links 2, Aug. 12, 2020

1. Yesterday we posted the horrifying Soviet era video of police attacking a young woman in Australia for failure to submit to the arbitrary and unfounded in fact, outdoor mandatory mask laws. The question at the time was, “could there have been a reason for this attack by police we are not aware of, that took place before the camera started?” Now we have the answer. No. There was not. This was absolutely as brutal and totalitarian as it looked.

From this comment:

“Police said in a statement that officers were patrolling on Wellington Street in Melbourne, Victoria state, about 5 p.m. (3 a.m. ET) when they saw a 21-year-old woman not wearing a face covering, which residents are currently required to wear while outside to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Police said they decided to arrest the woman after she failed to provide her name and address.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/11/asia/australia-police-arrest-mask-scli-intl/index.html

“Melbourne entered stage four restrictions from 6pm on Sunday 2 August, a statewide mandatory mask policy took effect from midnight Sunday 2 August, and regional Victoria entered stage three restrictions from Thursday 6 August.”
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/aug/12/australia-covid-19-lockdown-rules-coronavirus-restrictions-by-state-how-far-can-travel-interstate-border-social-distancing-nsw-victoria-vic-queensland-qld-wa-sa-act-how-many-people-over-house

“Under the new restrictions, people would only be able to leave their home once a day for essential supplies and food, and once for one hour of exercise, within a 5km radius.

“We can no longer have people simply out and about for no good reason whatsoever. It is not an easy decision to make but it is necessary and that’s why I’ve made it and that’s why police will be out in force and you will be stopped and you will be asked and need to demonstrate that you are lawfully out and you are not breaching that curfew,” Andrews said on Sunday”
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/aug/02/victoria-premier-daniel-andrews-stage-four-coronavirus-lockdown-restrictions-melbourne-covid-19

2. Does “Black Lives Matters” actually mean, ‘White Lives do not matter”?

3. Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaks to Biden’s dog whistle to sharia

Thank you Sassy, PC., M., and all who are sending in materials today.

 

 

Snapshot of events for August 12, 2020 links 1

1. Any sense of even vestigial justice in the US requires that Smollet be convicted and punished for his crimes in the same way a non-protected group member would be.

2. Is someone directing Biden to dog-whistle pro-sharia law to muslims?

3. Canadians want answers on why 20,000 infrastructure projects funded with our tax dollars can’t be shown to even exist.

(Why does this feel a lot more sinister than just garden variety Liberal party corruption like Chretien was?)

In the wake of news reports about someone yelling at Catherine McKenna’s office, Canadians are bringing attention to serious problem with the spending of our tax dollars.

In early June, Blacklock’s Reporter had a story about how a whopping 20,000 infrastructure projects subsidized with federal tax dollars have no evidence to prove they are even real:

“Parliament’s Budget Office can find no evidence of 20,000 projects subsidized with billions in federal tax dollars. Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna’s department would not document where funds were spent, the Commons government operations committee was told: “I don’t have proof that they exist.””

4. Laura Ingram on Harris as VP

5. Germany: Syrian Father and Son Convicted for Forcing Woman Into Slavery

A Syrian father and son have been convicted by a German court for smuggling a teen girl into Germany and forcing her to serve as a slave, with the son raping her at least four times.

Ahmad E. and his 22-year-old son Khaled E. both came to Germany as asylum seekers and were convicted of several charges relating to the abduction and enslavement of Katbeh A., who was brought to Germany in order to marry Khaled E. and give birth to a child in Germany.

The teen, who was smuggled across the Balkan migrant route, had sexual relations with the 22-year-old and eventually gave birth to a son in February of 2019.

Following the birth, the two men planned to take her out of the country and leave her in the Middle East, but Katbeh A. was able to get to a Turkish migrant camp where she stayed for three months before returning to Germany where she now lives in a women’s shelter with her son, Bildreports.

(There is an old musician’s joke that goes: “How do you get a guitarist to stop playing? Put sheet music in front of him.” You could use stories like this to get feminists and BLM advocates to stop talking for a moment)

6. French Church Statues Destroyed by Repeated Vandalism Attacks

Three statues have been totally or partially destroyed at the Saint-André church in the French commune of Niort after the church saw at least three attacks in the last several weeks.

Saint-André has been forced to close its doors until the end of August or possibly even longer due to the vandalism attacks. Over the weekend several statues were attacked, including a statue of Jesus as a baby being carried by St Anthony, which was shattered into a thousand pieces.

7. Looking at the controversy around Hydroxychloroquine. Watch it while you can. If it disappears let us know so we can restore it.

8. It would be a great service to this site and its readers, if knowledgable people could comment on this epidemiologist and his claims in this video

(At about 6 minutes the speaker incorrectly defines a Chimera as an organism designed in a lab. It is our understanding that a Chimera is a creature made of other creatures. Like Mohammad’s Barrack, a winged hose with the head of a woman. Or many ancient Roman creatures of legend with human and animal parts. Most of Europe during the middle ages had legends of chimeras as staple story telling stuff.)

9. We only know one thing about Covid 19/Wuhan flu. All political authority is lying to us. Possibly to justify the biggest power grab in the history of democracy.

10. Alleged ‘Jihad Bride’ Mother-of-Nine Back in UK Living on Welfare, Says ISIS Suspects ‘Oppressed’

A British-German dual national accused of becoming a ‘jihadi bride’ in Syria is back living in Britain and living on benefits, claiming that ISIS suspects are “the oppressed people”.

Two years ago it was alleged that Natalie Bracht travelled to Syria to become the second wife of a 31-year-old Islamic State jihadist who had been based in London, Celso Rodrigues Da Costa.

However, Bracht, a Muslim convert and mother of nine who is now 45, denies having ever gone to the war-torn Middle Eastern nation.

At the weekend it was revealed in the Sunday People that she is now living on a canal boat at taxpayers’ expense and hopes to earn money as a busker.

Bracht was flown in April from Germany to Britain, where she was reportedly “interrogated” for a number of hours under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 by Special Branch agents — who she said questioned her over “what I thought about Brexit, how I think about elections, what I think about vaccines”.

Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, Johnny U., PC., C., Richard, John in Cheshire, Ruth J., and all who remain conscious of the meaning and nature of events today.

Reader’s Links for August 12, 2020

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

Medical Theatre goes full Kafka/Lewis Carroll: Links 2, August 11, 2020

1. Exactly where is the science in this please?

(It begins to feel that this had nothing to do with disease control since before it even started. Below, leaked footage from Wisconsin City Council)

2. BLM justifies looting in American cities

3. ‘Holy warrior’ selfies: Pakistan teen feted for killing US blasphemy suspect

PESHAWAR/ ISLAMABAD:

On July 29, a 15-year-old Faisal Khan pulled out a pistol and fired multiple shots into 57-year-old Tahir Naseem, inside a courtroom in Peshawar at a bail hearing.

Naseem, a US citizen, died on the spot, onlookers spattered with his blood. He was accused of committing blasphemy, a capital crime in Pakistan.

His killing grabbed global headlines, put a fresh spotlight on Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and drew criticism from abroad, even as many in the country praised the shooter. The United States and human rights groups decried the killing and urged changes to Pakistan’s blasphemy statutes, among the harshest in the world.

Closer to home, Khan is a hero.

He beamed for selfies with lawyers and police days after he was brought to court following his arrest. Thousands hailed him in the streets as a “holy warrior.”

4. Berlin Senator of Muslim faith demands ban on alcohol in all pubs

No kidding! The Berlin senator of Turkish origin is actually talking about a ban on alcohol. And this is not supposed to be Islamization in Erdogan’s caliphate also called “Germany” ?

The public broadcaster rbb reports:

Due to the Corona restrictions, pub and bar visitors in Berlin will have to adjust to stricter controls by police and public order offices. This was announced by Berlin’s health senator Dilek Kalayci ( Social Democrats) in the newspaper “Berliner Morgenpost”. Kalayci also said that a ban on alcohol should be considered “if discipline in restaurants does not improve”.

[…]

5. Pretty much the ONLY thing we know for certain about Covid 19, is not the number of cases or deaths, what treatments work or don’t work, the benefits of masks or lock downs. No. The one thing we absolutely know to be true for a fact, is that pretty much all political authority lies to us about anything connected to it.

Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, Johnny U., Ruth Jones, EB., Malca, Yucki, Pineapplefish56, ET., and many more, some of whom I have lost track of in a flurry of work today. My apologies.

There is a lot more content in the Reader’s Links today. So tp new readers, please take a dive into the comments at that post please.

Seattle Police Chief resigns

Seattle City Council made major cuts to the police budget. This appears to be connected to the resignation.

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best has officially resigned after the Democrat-controlled Seattle City Council voted on Monday to slash millions of dollars from the Seattle Police Department’s budget.

News broke within the around 9 p.m. PST that Best was expected to resign tomorrow, and about 30 minutes later she had reportedly submitted her letter of resignation to the Seattle Police Department.

Resignation speech:

H/T EB.