Reader’s Links on November 17, 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.

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129 Replies to “Reader’s Links on November 17, 2020”

  1. Trump Administration Reportedly Intends to Designate Yemen’s Houthis As Terrorists (sputniknews, Nov 17, 2020)

    “The Donald Trump administration intends to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Ansar Allah (Houthi) movement as a terrorist organization, The Foreign Policy reported citing diplomatic sources.

    Such a move could disrupt international efforts to render assistance to Yemen and UN-brokered peace efforts.

    The UN and international humanitarian organisations have tried to dissuade the US administration from these plans, but the decision is apparently imminent, the US news publication said.

    Yemen has been engulfed in an armed conflict between the government forces, led by President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, and the Houthi movement for several years.

    Since March 2015, the Saudi-led Arab alliance, working in cooperation with Hadi’s forces, has been conducting air, land and sea operations against the rebels, who control the capital of Sanaa and large areas in northern and western Yemen.”

  2. ‘Impossible to Prove Crime’: Swedish Prosecution Decides Quran Burning Not Illegal (sputniknews, Nov 17, 2020)

    “Earlier this year, a video of a smouldering Quran set afire in Malmö, Sweden, by Danish Hard Line party members sparked violent Islamic riots, which led to dozens of arrests and several convictions. This act was followed by several similar torchings.

    Setting a copy of the Quran on fire in August didn’t constitute incitement against an ethnic group, the Swedish prosecution has ruled, deciding to drop a preliminary investigation into the matter.

    “It is not possible to prove that a crime has been committed, burning a Quran in itself is not illegal”, chamber prosecutor Sofia Syrén told national broadcaster SVT.

    According to her, the assessment was based on witness information and videos from the scene. While the Swedish media and most politicians equivocally condemned the Quran burning as a provocation, the prosecution found no legal grounds to press charges.

    “We have looked at what is happening around, how the person expresses themselves, and so on”, Syrén said. “From the material it appears that there were people who expressed themselves in a way that may be judged as incitement against ethnic groups, but these cannot be identified”, she stressed.

    Earlier this year, Danish Hard Line party leader Rasmus Paludan pledged to burn a Quran in the Swedish city of Malmö, but was denied entry despite being a Swedish citizen.

    However, his fellow Hard Liners went on to accomplish his plans, later publishing a video of the event on the internet. This unleashed violent Islamic riots in the ethnic enclave of Rosengård, where fireworks were used, cars were burned, and angry Muslims pelted the police with stones. Dozens of arrests were subsequently made, and six people were charged with violent rioting.

    “It may be relevant to prosecute more. In total, there are about 20 are suspects”, chamber prosecutor Tomas Olvmyr told SVT, stressing that about 300 hundred people had participated in the riots in Rosengård.

    The Malmö burning was followed by similar incendiary actions in other Swedish cities, none of which led to trials.

    Last week, five Danish Hard Line members suspected of plotting to provoke Muslims by burning a Quran in Molenbeek, a Brussels district with a large Moroccan population, were arrested and ordered out of Belgium. This was welcomed by Sammy Mahdi, Belgium’s secretary of state for asylum and migration, who described the men as a “serious threat to public order”. “In our society, which is already very polarised, we don’t need people who come to spread hatred”, Mahdi was quoted as saying.

    Paludan himself was arrested in neighbouring France and also expelled. Earlier in the autumn, he was arrested and expelled from Germany, whose security services labelled him as a “preacher of hatred”.

    Founded by lawyer Rasmus Paludan in 2017, anti-Islam and anti-immigration Hard Line gained fame and notoriety, first in Denmark and then in neighbouring countries, mostly through demonstrations against Islam in migrant enclaves subsequently released as videos. During the demonstrations, the Quran, Islam’s centrepiece, is often torched or otherwise defaced, and is celebrated as an act of freedom of speech by the party itself.

    Yet, owing to numerous threats and assassination attempts, Paludan lives under round-the-clock police protection.

    The party labels itself ethno-nationalist and advocates for the deportation of Muslims and non-white immigrants. In 2019, it almost made it into the Danish parliament, surprising many analysts.”

    • Isn’t there a Dutch psychologist–Sennels–who used to contibute periodically here? There are behavioral techniques such as desensitization and exposure-response prevention that address mal-adaptive behavior. Impulsively reacting in a violent way to a mis-perceived threat is treatable! First the person needs to have the insight that the consequences of this behavior are undesirable enough to merit working on correcting the destructive behavior.

      • I am sure you are correct and that there are treatments, Malca, but some predators will never be made safe, and it is our own foolishness to believe they can be. Now, in the wake of the most recent Austrian tard massacres the hand wringers debate their path forward. How to deal with the Muslims? Hungarian secret police with whom the Austrians work simply say, “…get rid of them…”

      • First the person (and those around him) need to have the insight that the consequences of this behavior are undesirable enough to merit working on correcting the destructive behavior.

    • “Earlier this year, a video of a smouldering Quran set afire in Malmö, Sweden, by Danish Hard Line party members sparked violent Islamic riots, .. ”

      The point of the book-burning according to Rasmus Paludan, is to expose the real Hard Liners. These attached to the world of material things who come out in violent rage

      Therefore, according to The Left, Buddha was a Hard Liner.

  3. My son started a new highschool course yesterday. It was done online. A great benefit of online classes is you can clearly place the teacher on the record. I listenedl as this ideological predator imparted to these CHILDREN Trump Derangement Syndrome.

    The term “ideological predator” came to my mind because it was a true description, and one that I had never heard before. The crux of the matter is that if a teacher verbally bludgeons a subject, no child in their right mind will want to state anything resembling an alternative opinion. The teacher provides no environment for open discussion, at all, and while this may not be a crime, it is a grievous moral trespass that must be addressed. I know that from listening to my father recount his school days back in Hungary in the 40’s, open debate on all topics was demanded by the teachers. Just imagine,l–a time so long ago and with so much history so far away was, for a period, more enlightened than what we have today. I, too, benefitted from this before Dystopia became Dystopia. I remember some fantastic English teachers inspiring me.

    A teacher cannot close minds more effectively than this man did yesterday by saying PT is everything that is wrong in the world, along with all who voted for him. I looked up the term “ideological predator” and found this, for what it’s worth. I like its mirror concept.

  4. Major Terror Attack Foiled as Indian Cops Arrest 2 Jaish-e-Mohammed Group Terrorists in Delhi (sputnknews, Nov 17, 2020)

    “Indian security agencies along with state police have been on high alert since the beginning of the festive season in the country as terrorists tend to see it as an opportunity to target crowded places.

    The Delhi Police have arrested two alleged terrorists and foiled a major terror strike planned around the festive season in the country.

    Speaking to Sputnik, Deputy Commissioner of Police (special cell) Sanjeev Yadav revealed that the duo belong to Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed.

    “On the basis of the information, a trap was laid near the Sarai Kale Khan area in Delhi and at around 10:15 pm, two suspects, who are residents of Jammu and Kashmir, were apprehended”, Yadav said.

    The duo were identified as Abdul Latif Mir and Mohammad Ashraf, police said.

    “We have recovered 2 semi-automatic pistols and 10 live cartridges from their possession. An initial investigation has revealed that major places in Delhi along with important personalities were on the target of these terrorists”, the official said.

    The terrorists are being questioned by a joint team of intelligence agencies and Delhi Police.

    Meanwhile, the police have been carrying out raids at several other locations in the national capital in connection with the arrest of the purported Jaish terrorists.

    India’s intelligence agencies recently revealed that infiltration attempts from Pakistan into Jammu and Kashmir are likely to increase before the mountain passes are closed due to heavy snow as the chances of crossing into the valley after that become minimal.”

  5. Klaus (Bonehead) Schwab should drive his gay little electric car to the nearest clinic and ask them to implant it up his wannabe evil-genius arse and be done with his Fourth Industrial Revolution Transhumanist Transrational cuckoo scheme. Really. When does someone come out and say the alteration of human beings on a massive scale is a form of genocide? After all, if he wants to end the natural biological human form is this not, arguably, murder?

    “Eurika!” Klaus cried,
    As he ran outside
    Claiming his mouse trap was better:
    “I haff discovered zat zee trap
    Traps only zee inventor,
    For to make zee trap verk better
    Zee secret iss to alter zee mowse!”
    (evil laugh heavy with reverberation ensues)

    • paul j watson – Klaus Schwab: Great Reset Will “Lead to a Fusion of Our Physical, Digital and Biological Identity”

      Implantable microchips that can read your thoughts.

      Globalist Klaus Schwab made it clear that transhumanism is an integral part of “The Great Reset” when he said that the fourth industrial revolution would “lead to a fusion of our physical, digital and biological identity,” which in his book he clarifies is implantable microchips that can read your thoughts.

      As we highlighted earlier, “The Great Reset” is attracting a deluge of fresh attention in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said was an “opportunity for a reset.”

      The agenda is primarily based around dismantling the current capitalist system in favor of greater centralized technocrat rule which will lead to lower living standards, less fuel consumption, fewer civil liberties and the accelerated automation of jobs.

      However, another key aspect to “The Great Reset,” or the “fourth industrial revolution” as Schwab calls it, is merging man with machine.

      “What the fourth industrial revolution will lead to is a fusion of our physical, digital and biological identity,” Schwab told the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

      Schwab went on to explain how his book, ‘Shaping the Future of The Fourth Industrial Revolution’, was particularly popular in China, South Korea and Japan, with the South Korean military alone purchasing 16,000 copies.

      In the book, Schwab explains with excitement how upcoming technology will allow authorities to “intrude into the hitherto private space of our minds, reading our thoughts and influencing our behavior.”

      He goes on to predict that this will provide an incentive for law enforcement to implement Minority Report-style pre-crime programs.

      “As capabilities in this area improve, the temptation for law enforcement agencies and courts to use techniques to determine the likelihood of criminal activity, assess guilt or even possibly retrieve memories directly from people’s brains will increase,” writes Schwab. “Even crossing a national border might one day involve a detailed brain scan to assess an individual’s security risk.”

      Schwab also waxes lyrical about the transhumanist utopian dream shared by all elitists which will ultimately lead to the creation of human cyborgs.

      “Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies will not stop at becoming part of the physical world around us—they will become part of us,” writes Schwab.

      “Indeed, some of us already feel that our smartphones have become an extension of ourselves. Today’s external devices—from wearable computers to virtual reality headsets—will almost certainly become implantable in our bodies and brains.”

      Schwab also openly endorses something the media still claims is solely a domain of discussion for conspiracy theorists, namely “active implantable microchips that break the skin barrier of our bodies.”

      The globalist hails the arrival of “implanted devices (that) will likely also help to communicate thoughts normally expressed verbally through a ‘built-in’ smartphone, and potentially unexpressed thoughts or moods by reading brain waves and other signals.”

      So in other words, the “fusion of our physical, digital and biological identity” relates to the transhumanist singularity and a future where people have their every movement tracked and every thought read by an implantable microchip.

      It isn’t a “conspiracy theory” when they’re openly telling you what they want to do.

      twitter @robinmonotti

      KLAUS SCHWAB: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution will lead to a fusion of our physical, digital and biological identity” #TheGreatReset #4IR

    • This is creepily close enough. Comment: “Israeli tech company. Sneaky Jews doing their secret comms thing.”

      Futuristic audio device ‘puts music in your head’ by beaming sound directly to the listener without the need for headphones

      • Desktop speaker creates a personal sound bubble without need for headphones

      • It directs ultrasonic waves that are converted in audible sound next to user’s ear
      • Lack of headphones means it’s possible to hear other sounds in the room clearly

  6. I still don’t get it. If vaccines traditional take 5-10 years to test and make safe, how is it that science suddenly accelerated to process so profoundly that is has now accomplished the feat in mere months? Is this a scam? Will these be harmless placebos designed to enable the political miasma we are in? Will they be harmful because they have been brought recklessly to market?

    • By radio yesterday–an interview of someone with expertise–this is a new type of vaccine using mRNA. Trials and development were done simultaneously instead of sequentially–a new technique .
      You need to look at the data, though, to see the nunbers that render a vaccine “effective.”
      The man being interviewed felt that the development protocol is sound enough that it will be used in future pandemic scenarios. If what he says bears out, this is a high-water feat for humanity. Either that, or we’ve already “jumped the shark.” (seen our best days in the past)

    • I like the Russian model, “Sputnik-5”, better.
      (Though I’ll wait a few years, thanks anyway.)

      The Russians have been working on a vaccine for the common cold coronavirus for 20 years. They tweaked it a bit (probably tested it on prisoners), and now they’re through Phase 3.

      It isn’t this new-fangled mRNA thing, but it just may be safer.
      Israel is buying some, though it has contributed research to both Moderna and Pfizer. (Moderna is also right here, in President-Elect Yucki’s hometown.)
      Mandatory vaccination would be _very hard_ to impose in Israel. People there don’t DO mandatory well.
      Lots & Lots & Lots of GUNS.

      Health Ministry DG: Israel won’t promote mandatory vaccination for COVID-19

      Prof Hezi Levy says clinical trials for Pfizer not over yet, believes ‘most of the public will eagerly accept it and get vaccinated’ and that the ministry will focus its resources on education about the inoculation and its benefits

  7. Betcha even when he was, like, eight years old Klaus Schwab had that big stupid voice with reverb that came from nowhere. So one day his little buddy Hans finds Klaus playing in the sand box.
    “Hey Klaus what’s happening?”
    “uh, right,” says Hans.

    • Methinks the next California ballot will include a proposition to dock salaries of those government employees who close down businesses during so-called lockdowns .

    • Pompeo visits Rustem Pasha mosque in Istanbul

      US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits the Rustem Pasha mosque in Istanbul during a visit that includes no official meetings and an agenda focused on religious freedoms that Ankara dismissed as “irrelevant”.

    includes video – 1:36:46 hrs [Dr Shepherd begins about 2 min mark] [résumé in first 2 mins]
    Not professional filming – but excellent sound.
    Dr Igor Shepherd is a medical doctor/manager for Wyoming’s State Public Health Department/Preparedness Unit, and is on the Covid response team.
    I was able to have a conversation with Dr Shepherd after he did a talk for “Keep Colorado Free and Open” this past Tuesday. Dr Shepherd wrote to me, and I was able to get a copy of his important talk. He has taken great risk to do this talk about the horrors of this new ‘Covid-19’ vaccine, so I recommend that all watch and listen. It is a fairly long talk and questions are answered at the end, but it is worth every minute of your time. He calls them “Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Dr Shepherd was born and raised in the Soviet Union, and became a Military Doctor in St. Petersburg, Russia, and studied under the Strategic Rocket Force. He is an expert today on bio-weapons, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high yield Explosives, (CBRNE) and Pandemic preparedness. His view is that these vaccines are very similar technology to the bio-weapon RND used to develop viral weapons. He fully understands that the plan of depopulation and mandatory vaccinations will be at our doorstep very soon, and is shocked that the American people are so passive concerning this enemy takeover. He believes that this fake pandemic is the means by which a communist global government will be ushered into existence; one that cannot be voted out. I agree with this thinking, as this technocratic takeover and economic destruction will be communistic in nature. Gary D Barnett

  9. Transparency key to convincing public on vaccinations: Fauci

    US top diseases expert Anthony Fauci says “transparency and openness” must be used to convince people on vaccinations.

    He was giving a virtual address to the Association of American Medical Colleges, as global hopes of overcoming the coronavirus pandemic are boosted after a second vaccine was found to be nearly 95 percent effective.

    • CBC – Biden tries to co-ordinate COVID-19 plan with unco-operative Trump administration

      U.S. president-elect Joe Biden is trying to prepare for the challenge of getting COVID-19 under control, but Donald Trump is still saying he won the election and his administration won’t co-operate with Biden’s transition team.

    • CBC – Alberta’s COVID-19 app has traced just 20 cases

      Alberta’s COVID-19 tracing app — which launched in May and has been downloaded more than 260,000 times — has been used in ‘approximately 20 cases’ to track down contacts of someone with a positive test.

    • WHO boss refuses testing after quarantine as he ‘doesn’t see the need’

      World Health Organisation Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he did not undergo testing for the coronavirus upon leaving quarantine – seeing it unnecessary because he followed all the rules during his isolation period.

      On November 2, Tedros tweeted he had been identified as a contact of a person who tested positive to the virus and would enter self-isolation, confirming he had no symptoms and was feeling well.

      He also urged people to comply with the health advice, saying “This is how we will break chains of COVID-19 transmission, suppress the virus, and protect health systems.”

      During a recent media briefing – after completing his quarantine period – Tedros spoke about his experience and how working from home was “very tough”.

      “I followed the protocols,” he said.

      “Because of no symptoms and also the full follow up of protocol I didn’t see the need for testing.

      “I can assure you that I am ok.”

      His comments came as the WHO reveals 65 staff members tested positive to the virus worldwide since the beginning of the pandemic, 32 of which were employed at the Geneva HQ

    • Saw no need for COVID-19 test: WHO chief returns after self-isolation

      World Health Organizationchief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus returned to the Geneva agency from quarantine on Monday after being exposed to coronavirus and said he did not see the need for a test.

    • MARCH 2020 – WHO calls for more coronavirus testing: ‘Test, test, test’

      The World Health Organization director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says he has a simple message to countries on how to deal with the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe: ‘Test, test, test.’

      Speaking during a news conference on Monday he urged countries to test more suspected cases, warning that they ‘cannot fight a fire blindfolded’

  10. SKY PRAVDA – Why do some Americans have a problem with masks?

    Face masks have become the new normal across the world.

    And while every country has ‘anti-maskers’, nowhere are they more prominent and politicised than in the USA.

    So why do some Americans have a problem with masks?

  11. SKY PRAVDA – Frightening rise in kids groomed by far-right groups

    An investigation by Sky News has found that British children under the age of 10 are being investigated over their links to far-right groups.

    Extremists are using video games and social media to groom children into following their ideology, Sky has discovered.

    Home Office figures show a dramatic rise in the number of under-18s referred to the government’s counter-terrorism programme.

    And for the first time since the data was recorded, there was an equal balance in the number of cases linked to the far-right and those linked to Islamic radicalisation.

  12. CBC – The Canadian behind the ‘15% pledge’ to support Black businesses

    Canadian designer and fashion icon Aurora James made headlines this spring when she started the ’15 per cent pledge,’ a campaign to get retailers in the U.S. to source 15 per cent of their products from Black creators.

    She talks to The National’s Andrew Chang about starting the pledge and her drive to force change.

  13. French police crack down on migrant camp near Paris

    At dawn, at the foot of the Stade de France on the outskirts of Paris, French police begin clearing a large migrant camp in Saint-Denis.

    Over 2,000 migrants were evacuated and put on buses to be sent to centres and gymnasiums within the Parisian region.

    • What’s happening is that Putin and the filthy Turk are divvying up spheres of influence as the U.S. signals disinterest.

      Our domestic election cycles generate all kinds of messaging that’s appalling in translation. And mixed messages come across as gibberish.

      We watch as agile predators rush in to the vacuum we leave. As the Eastern Hemisphere signs a China-centric free-trade agreement, the world’s largest.

      • Yup that’s what’s happening, and as we get deeper and deeper into the election and the accompanying corruption we will turn our attention to our home grown fight and the world will fall into chaos.

  14. Blumenthal Slams Zuckerberg for Allowing Steve Bannon on Facebook

    Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday,
    “How many times is Steve Bannon allowed to call for the murder of government officials” before Facebook suspends him?

    Zuckerberg responded that taking down Bannon’s account would not be consistent with Facebook policies.

  15. Nevada County Tosses Local Election Result Citing 139 Discrepancies
    By Ivan Pentchoukov
    November 17, 2020 Updated: November 17, 2020

    Nevada’s Clark County on Monday tossed the results of a local election after a canvass unearthed 139 discrepancies in a district on a razor edge.

    “We have found discrepancies that we can’t explain that would cast a doubt on whether or not that margin of victory is solid,” Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria said of District C during a meeting convened to certify the county’s election results.

    While discrepancies are common—Gloria said the canvass identified a total of 936 discrepancies throughout the county—the county declined to certify the results for the race for the District C commissioner because the margin between the two candidates was just 10 votes. As a result, the discrepancies “could affect the outcome of the election,” Gloria said.

    “That’s the only race in the entire election we have any concern related to the outcome. And it’s because of the margin,” Gloria said.

  16. Was the US Election Stolen?

    Reports are pouring in of massive corruption and fraud in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections. The allegations run the gamut from ballot harvesting to rigged software, from duplicate voting to voting by deceased people, from outdated voter rolls to failing to match signatures, and from voter intimidation to altering the vote count. Whistleblowers in several states have signed affidavits that allege criminal activity during the voting process.

    Lawyers for U.S. President Donald J. Trump have filed more than 20 legal challenges in several states and have called for recounts in others. U.S. Attorney General William Barr has authorized federal prosecutors to probe alleged irregularities.

    Arguably the most explosive fraud claims involve ballot tabulators manufactured by a Colorado-based company called Dominion Voting Systems that allegedly changed hundreds of thousands of votes from President Trump to Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

    Most of the allegations regarding Dominion, which controls more than a third of the voting-machine market, involve a half-dozen battleground states — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — that mysteriously stopped counting votes after midnight on Election Day. President Trump was ahead in those states, sometimes by hundreds of thousands of votes, before the counting stopped. The next morning, after a series of pre-dawn “vote dumps” — that in some instances went 100% for Joe Biden — the former Vice President emerged seemingly victorious.

  17. Whistleblower Alleges Software Manipulated Votes to Change Venezuelan Election Results
    By Charlotte Cuthbertson
    November 16, 2020 Updated: November 17, 2020

    WASHINGTON—Trump campaign lawyer and former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell released an affidavit on Nov. 16, from an alleged whistleblower who claims to have witnessed how election software secretly manipulates votes without leaving a trace.

    The whistleblower—who says his or her background is with the Venezuelan military, including the national security guard detail of the Venezuelan president—outlines an alleged conspiracy between Smartmatic software executives, former Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, and that country’s election officials, to ensure Chavez won reelections and retained power for years. The whistleblower said he was present at multiple meetings.

  18. Dominion Part of Council That Disputed Election Integrity Concerns in DHS Statement
    Dominion Voting Systems used statement, which obscured company’s council membership, to dispute concerns over voting systems
    By Jeff Carlson
    November 16, 2020 Updated: November 17, 2020

    After allegations emerged that called into questioned the integrity of voting machines produced by Dominion Voting Systems, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)—part of the Department of Homeland Security—issued a statement on Nov. 12 disputing the allegations, saying “the November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.”

    What the agency failed to disclose, however, is that Dominion Voting Systems is a member of CISA’s Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council, one of two entities that authored the statement put out by CISA.

  19. Migrant Tries to Grab Female Police Officer’s Gun During Coronavirus Check (breitbart, Nov 17, 2020)

    “A Sudanese migrant was arrested over the weekend after attempting to grab the firearm of a female Belgian police officer in the Brussels suburb of Schaerbeek during a coronavirus check.

    The incident took place on Saturday evening when a police patrol of two officers, one of them a female Belgian-Moroccan officer, stopped the Sudanese migrant on the Rue d’Aerschot as he was not wearing a face mask.

    The two officials attempted to persuade the migrant to cover his nose and mouth as per Belgium’s coronavirus guidelines, but the man immediately became aggressive toward the officers, Sudinfo reports.

    According to the officers, the migrant reached to grab the firearm of the female officer while yelling in Arabic: “I’m going to slit your throat! I am the man, you dirty whore!”.

    The female officer, who was reported as also speaking Arabic, was able to react in time to the attack according to Sudinfo.

    The attempted attack comes just over a week after two teens in the province of Liège were arrested for allegedly plotting to stab police officers in an apparent terrorist plan. The pair, aged 16 and 17, had also filmed themselves pledging allegiance to the Islamic State terror group.

    Along with radical Islamist terror plots, Belgian emergency services face potential attacks in certain high-crime neighbourhoods across the country.

    In September, firefighters in Brussels were given the option of being able to request a police escort into certain areas after a series of attacks by locals involving Molotov cocktails and rocks.

    The attacks are said to have taken place in the multicultural Marolles area which has a high concentration of residents from French, Dutch and Arabic-speaking backgrounds.”

  20. As coronavirus cases top daily records and city and state lockdowns come into effect, grocery stores are taking new steps to avoid the empty shelves that were the hallmark of the first weeks of the pandemic.

    Supermarket chains like Kroger, Publix, and H-E-B have started to limit in-store and online purchases on products such as toilet paper, cleaning supplies and paper towels to reduce stress on supply chains.

    “What we are trying to do is to make sure that we don’t have hoarding,” Scott McClelland, president of H-E-B Food and Drug, told NBC News’ Jo Ling Kent in an interview. “One of the things that we found in particular with the recent run on paper goods is that we want to be able to spread it as far as we can, amongst as many shoppers as possible.”

  21. Migrant Charged with Child Endangerment After 6-year-old Drowns on Deadly Trip (breitbart, Nov 17, 2020)

    “An Afghan illegal migrant has been charged with child endangerment offences after getting a 6-year-old killed by bringing him on a dangerous dinghy trip to Greece.

    The 25-year-old migrant, given the pseudonym “Abdul” by the left-wing Guardian, brought the child on a boat while attempting to reach the Greek island of Samos from neighbouring Turkey — a safe country — and break the European Union’s common external border.

    The boat, believed to be a small dinghy, overturned at sea, however. The Afghan and a number of other passengers still managing to reach the shore, but the child was lost to the waves.

    Pro-migration NGO civil society “charities” and legal outfits have complained about the Greek authorities’ decision to charge the migrant with exposing a young person to danger, with his lawyer, Dimitris Choulis, complaining that “these charges are going to be used as one more obstacle to any asylum seeker to actually come here to apply for asylum.”

    “If [asylum seekers] know that if you get into a boat with your family you will be criminally charged because you put them in danger, then we create more obstacles for people to arrive here,” he objected, perhaps not considering that deterring migrants from bringing children on dangerous voyages from safe countries may be the exact purpose of the charges.

    The Greeks have also detained a 23-year-old man who is believed to have captained the doomed vessel.

    A somewhat cavalier attitude towards the safety of children by boat migrants is also an issue in the English Channel, with undercover reporters having recently filmed a small, crying girl pleading “I don’t want to go, Daddy” as she is ordered into a boat preparing to depart from a French beach at night in choppy waters…”

  22. “All Speech Is Not Equal”: Biden Taps Anti-Free Speech Figure For Transition Lead On Media Agency
    For those of us who have been critical of the growing anti-free speech movement in the Democratic Party, the Biden transition team just took an ominous turn. The New York Post reports that Biden tapped Richard Stengel to take the “team lead” position on the US Agency for Global Media, including Voice of America, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. As I previously addressed in a column, Stengel has been one of the most controversial figures calling for censorship and speech controls. For a president-elect who just called for everyone to “hear each other,” he picked a top aide who wants to silence many. Since it would be difficult to select a more anti-free speech figure to address government media policy, one has to assume that Biden will continue the onslaught against this core freedom as president.

    • Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan – no matter what the cause, coming out for a protest is a rally ’round the flag opportunity. It’s fun, shout with your mates, feel empowered.
      For a moment in your otherwise miserable, hopeless life.

  23. Mouthwash can kill coronavirus within 30 seconds of being exposed to it in a lab, a scientific study indicates.

    Scientists at Cardiff University found there were “promising signs” that over-the-counter mouthwashes may help to destroy the virus.

    The report comes ahead of a clinical trial on Covid-19 on patients at the University Hospital of Wales.

    Dr Nick Claydon said the study could lead to mouthwash becoming an important part of people’s routines.

  24. New study: Lockdowns & masks are useless and might even increase COVID-19 spread
    November 16, 2020 12:03 am Robert Zimmerman
    A recently completed research study by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in cooperation with the Naval Medical Research Center and published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that strict quarantine, tightly controlled social distancing, and continuous use of masks did absolutely nothing to contain the spread of COVID-19, and might even have increased its spread.

    First, the study used 1,843 Marine volunteers, individuals well trained to follow orders as well as the required procedures. Second, their quarantine took place at Marine facility under the supervision of the military. Both factors meant that the volunteers were going to follow procedures much more correctly than the general public.

    Third, no one could enter the study without undergoing 14-days of quarantine beforehand, plus a test to prove they were negative of COVID-19 at the study’s start. The study itself was held in a tightly controlled quarantine campus run by the Marines.

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