Reader’s Links for July 28, 2020

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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.

About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

82 Replies to “Reader’s Links for July 28, 2020”

  1. CNN – Twitter restricts Donald Trump Jr. for sharing coronavirus misinformation video

    “… how many people saw it and believed it before action was taken ? ….”

  2. Asylum seeker avoids deportation despite brutal murder of 17-year-old Swedish girl

    “On Monday, Sweden’s Uddevalla district court sentenced 23-year-old asylum seeker Tishko Ahmed to life in prison for the murder of his 17-year-old Swedish girlfriend Wilma Andersson, but despite the sentence, he will avoid being deported.

    The high-profile case shocked Sweden after the public learned that the murderer dismembered the teen’s dead body and stored her head wrapped in plastic and aluminum foil inside his closet. The rest of her body still has not been found despite an extensive search involving thousands of police and volunteers.

    Although the court has decided to proceed with sentencing the migrant just over a month ago, it had not revealed how long he would spend in prison as it waited for the results of a forensic psychiatric examination. However, the psychiatric experts’ statement indicates that Tishko does not suffer from any disorder that would prevent him from being sentenced to life in prison.

    In a press release from the court, it detailed that the verdict was unanimous and that the Tishko murdered his girlfriend in an extremely violent manner. The verdict revealed that Tishko did not murder Wilma quickly, but that it was a protracted process, in which she is believed to have felt pain and anxiety for a long period of time. The press release read that Wilma likely went through “a strong fear of death and significant suffering.”

    In addition to a murder conviction, Tishko has also been convicted of committing the crime of defiling Wilma’s dead body. Authorities continue to search for the rest of her body. Inside the bag where her head was found was also a stuffed animal…

    Tishko was supposed to have been deported from Sweden as early as 2007 after his asylum application was rejected. However, he disappeared for several years only to reapply for a residence permit in 2013, which he was then granted. Just over a year later, he was also granted Swedish citizenship, which guarantees that he cannot be deported…”

  3. Russian FSB agents kill suspected Central Asian terrorist near Moscow

    “Agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) shot and killed a Central Asian man who was planning a terrorist attack in Moscow, according to the Russian Interfax news agency

    The FSB said that the unnamed 27-year-old man opened fire on officers attempting to detain him in the city of Khimki near Moscow and was killed in the ensuing firefight…”

  4. RT – White BLM activist tells black doctor at center of Covid-19 controversy: ‘I’m more black than you on the inside’

    Dr. Stella Immanuel has enough skepticism to deal with regarding her controversial medical theories, but in the eyes of at least one Black Lives Matter activist, even her blackness is something to be challenged.

    “You’re not black on the inside, I’m more black than you on the inside,” a masked white man yelled at Immanuel yesterday on the steps the Supreme Court in Washington, where she was part of a group of doctors staging a press conference to promote the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a coronavirus cure.

    The man added that Immanuel was “betraying Black Lives Matter” and that “there were people during the time of slavery who enabled the slavers.”
    Immanuel, a Texas pediatrician, laughed off the protester’s verbal onslaught, gently bumped fists with him and walked away.

    Just how her views on HCQ made her a race traitor, the man didn’t explain.

    Immanuel was part of a group called America’s Frontline Doctors, which gathered in white medical coats Monday to draw attention to their theory that masks aren’t necessary to stop the spread of coronavirus because HCQ is a cure.

    A video of their event was posted by Breitbart News on Twitter and retweeted by President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr., before being censored.

    Twitter deleted the videos and locked the accounts of Breitbart and Trump Jr, saying they violated its Covid-19 misinformation policy.

    Facebook also censored the video, and Squarespace took down the doctors’ website, saying they had violated its acceptable use policy “regarding activity that’s false, fraudulent, inaccurate or deceiving.”

  5. Associated Press Trump again touts hydroxychloroquine for COVID

    A day after President Donald Trump and his son shared a fresh dose of misinformation about hydroxychloroquine in videos that were taken down by Twitter and Facebook, Trump again touted the benefits of the drug, insisting it’s safe and effective.

    • Associated Press Fauci: Pandemic is the worst in over a century

      Fauci spoke as President Donald Trump issued a stout defense Tuesday of a disproved use of a malaria drug as a treatment for the coronavirus.

    • Associated Press Fauci: Vaccine development moving at a rapid speed

      Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus was moving at rapid speed.

      Fauci spoke as President Donald Trump issued a stout defense Tuesday of a disproved use of a malaria drug as a treatment.e coronavirus.

  6. Tam says feds, experts discussing COVID-19 vaccine orders amid concerns of delay

    OTTAWA — Active discussions are taking place to potentially pre-order COVID-19 vaccine doses for Canadians, chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Tuesday.

    She said an independent vaccine task force is advising the government on options for Canada’s choice of vaccine, including exploring the possibility of manufacturing a potential cure for COVID-19 at home.

    Tam was addressing concerns that Canadians will have to get in line behind other countries to wait for the COVID-19 vaccine.

    One senator and some health-care professionals are asking why Ottawa is delaying a decision on the $35-million pitch by Toronto-based Providence Therapeutics to begin human trials of a new, experimental vaccine technology that has been heavily funded in the United States.

    Providence says it could deliver five million doses of a vaccine to Canadians by mid-2021 if its trials bear fruit, but it can’t move forward with testing or manufacturing without funding.

    At a media briefing in Ottawa, Tam said the task force is an independent body comprised of “people who have been experienced in the areas of vaccination, infectious disease but also in the area of vaccine development and that sort of industry knowledge.”

    She said the task force reports to Health Minister Patty Hajdu and Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains.

    “Their role is to provide advice,” said Tam. “How the money is spent is up to the government itself.”

    Conservative health critic Matt Jeneroux called on the Liberal government to end the delays.

    “Under the Trudeau government’s watch Canada is falling behind in its research and securing a successful vaccine when we should be at the forefront of this health crisis, not lagging behind because of red tape and over regulation,” Jeneroux said.

    “We expect the Trudeau government to provide a plan to tackle the delays slowing down Canada’s researchers and to outline what their government is doing to purchase treatments and vaccines for Canadians.”

    Providence’s chief executive Brad Sorenson has told The Canadian Press he has yet to hear back from the government since late May after his company submitted its proposal in April, and after the government reached out to it as a possible vaccine-maker.

    Health-care professionals have also written to Bains to urge him make up his mind on the April proposal.

    Bains spokesman John Power has said he couldn’t comment on specific proposals but said the evaluation process is ongoing.

    “Our government is committed to working on all possible fronts to deliver safe and effective treatments and vaccines against COVID-19 to Canadians,” Power added in a statement on Tuesday.

    Tam said Canada is trying to negotiate access to a vaccine through a series of international channels as well as looking at viable options at home.

    “There’s very active discussions with any promising candidate in terms of trying to get advanced purchasing agreements and those types of approaches done right now,” she said.

    Those ongoing talks come as Canada has been experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks as more people circulate in warm summer months and with the provinces allowing more economic activity.

    Tam said the daily national case count, based on a seven-day average, rose across Canada this past week to 496 to 487. That was after it dropped to 273 in early July.

    Tam said the “worrisome” rise in COVID-19 infections may have been fuelled by larger-than-recommended Canada Day gatherings.

    “The Canada Day long weekend may have resulted in some big parties in certain areas of the country. Those social gatherings have accelerated the cases,” she said.

    Tam said as much as efforts are being made to “reopen the socioeconomic space as much as possible” there could be rollbacks if the infections continue to rise.

    “If people don’t collaborate and support this effort, things could be tightened up again,” she said.

    Tam suggested she would be careful about dining at a restaurant.

    “I haven’t seen what the scene looks like, but I will probably be comfortable on the outside right now because outside is better than inside. But I would look carefully and see what on earth is going on inside the environment,” she said.

    “If it doesn’t look good, then I’m not going to go in.”


    CBC – Remdesivir approved as COVID-19 treatment in Canada, but it’s in short supply

    Health Canada has approved remdesivir as the country’s first COVID-19 treatment, but there are concerns about the drug’s availability after the U.S. bought up most of the manufacturer’s supply.

  7. (Richard: I don’t know anything about this channel but the information matches what is on other reliable channels.)

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