Reader’s Links for December 2, 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.

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80 Replies to “Reader’s Links for December 2, 2020”

  1. As the election hearing continues the evidence of fraud grows much wider than anyone imagined. As the pandemic continues expanded power is consolidated through fraudulent PCR test results.

    It’s hardly a surprise that a mathematician tills the numbers most convincingly. If I were a Clinton, Soros or Obama minion right now I’d feel like a terrorist in an airport lounge who has just spotted the bomb-sniffing dogs coming. You know they’re gonna catch you. They’re going to walk up to you and sit down. Just like the mathematicians are doing now. One big question that remains to be answered for me is: are foreign meddlers the minions of the domestic cabal, or vice-versa?

    Consequences of a fictionalized pandemic seem more challenging to defeat. Proof of this includes word of the U.K. and Dystopia using armed forces for Covid coping. I say fictionalized to both recognize the reality of potentially-deadly Covid-19, while seeing that corrupt politicians are most opportunistically capitalizing on a confused public by fictionalizing PCR tests. Only by relentlessly broadcasting Covid-19 case numbers will we continue to see old ladies crossing the street wearing N-95 masks AND face shields, their prescription eyeglasses fully fogged beneath their bug armor. So sad.

    A faked Democrat election win is less feared by more people than a Democrat win by a faked pandemic even though the objectives of both were always the same.

  2. Brazilian bank robbers seize another city, sow chaos, death (abcnews, Dec 2, 2020)

    “Heavily armed bank robbers invaded the Brazilian city of Cameta just one day after criminals struck another mid-sized city on the opposite side of the country, taking residents hostage as they looted a bank.

    Para state’s public security secretariat said in a statement that more than 20 criminals with assault rifles were targeting a branch of the state-run Bank of Brazil in the city in the Amazon region.

    Video on social media showed a line of roughly a dozen hostages being led away from a square in Cameta, a city of 140,000 people, and shots ringing out in the night. Local media reported that a military police station was attacked, preventing officers from responding.

    The coordinated attack was shocking and came a day after a similar overnight robbery of a Bank of Brazil branch in Brazil’s southern region. In the city of Criciuma, dozens of gunmen armed with assault rifles seized the city and took hostages as they used explosives to rob a bank.

    In Cameta, tactical forces as well as police from other areas were dispatched to reinforce the police. Authorities located the criminals’ abandoned truck and found different explosive devices within it, according to the security secretariat.

    Two people were shot, including one hostage, a young man, who was killed. The other has been hospitalized with a leg wound.

    Cameta Mayor Waldoli Valente issued his condolences for the victim on Facebook.

    “Our city was always peaceful and I ask that everyone stay at home,” he posted about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.”

  3. Dutch police: 2 injured in stabbing in store in The Hague (abcnews, Dec 2, 2020)

    “Two people were injured in a stabbing Wednesday in a shop in the center of The Hague and a suspect has fled the scene, police said.

    The city’s police force tweeted that there also was a fire at the store that was quickly extinguished. The two injured people were being taken to a hospital by ambulance.

    Police launched an investigation and appealed for witnesses. Further details weren’t immediately available and there was no word on a possible motive.

    A police spokesman didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment.”

    • Suspect has “olive complexion”, a translation of the Dutch “lichtgetint”, which is code-word for Moroccan. Police don’t think it was a terrorist attack:

      Two stabbed, fire set inside Hague supermarket; Manhunt underway
      Two people were injured in a stabbing at an Albert Heijn on the Grote Marktstraat in The Hague on Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses said the suspect also set fire to the supermarket before running away.

      A heavy police presence in the city was deployed. Authorities said they were searching for a man in his late twenties or early thirties with olive complexion. He was last seen at about 12:10 p.m. running towards the Bijenkorf wearing a black jacket, and a track suit with gray shoes.

      The incident happened minutes earlier, police said. The motive of the stabbing was under investigation but it was not initially believed to be a terrorist attack, police told broadcaster NOS. Both victims were transported to an area hospital, and at least one had a high level of consciousness. At least one of the victims was believed to be a store employee.

  4. 32 migrants rescued, 2 missing off Greek island of Lesbos (abcnews, Dec 2, 2020)

    “A search and rescue operation has been launched in the eastern Aegean Sea after a dinghy carrying migrants either sank or overturned off the Greek island of Lesbos, the Greek coast guard said Wednesday.

    It said 32 people — 15 men, 14 women and three children — had been rescued from the sea, while two women were missing. The migrants were located during a routine patrol early Wednesday.

    Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi issued a statement expressing his “sorrow for the shipwreck … and the loss of human lives.” He did not specify how many people he thought had died. The coast guard said there was no information on any bodies having been recovered, and the search and rescue operation was still ongoing with two Greek patrol boats, one vessel from the European border agency Frontex and two helicopters.

    Mitarachi accused the Turkish coast guard of not assisting the migrants when they issued a distress call.

    “It is inconceivable to allow inflatable boats, that do not meet any safety requirements and are being steered by people without permission and knowledge of the rules of the sea, to cross the Aegean,” he said.

    Greece remains one of the most popular routes into the European Union for people fleeing poverty and conflict in the Mideast, Africa and Asia. The vast majority make their way from the Turkish coast to nearby Greek islands, often in unseaworthy and grossly overcrowded dinghies and boats.

    Mitarachi also criticized refugee aid groups on the Greek islands, saying they are “encouraging these behaviors.””

    • I’ve heard just the opposite: that the modernisation is extremely impressive, that we should pay attention.

      They’ve been quietly working to get their soldiers “blooded”. Of UN “peace-keeping” forces, China sends more than any other country. They join Iran’s Houthi militias in Yemen and Assad in Syria.

      That’s just what I know, probably more info out there.

  5. Blind Samson – Liberty Unyielding
    Alexander Maistrovoy
    8-10 minutes

    Blind Samson

    Blinded Samson brings down the temple on 3,000 Philistines, and himself. (Judges 16:25-30). Detail: 19th century chromolithograph via Britannica)

    “A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue, nor virtue without citizens.” —Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Having started a “dirty revolution,” globalists and progressives are destroying both democracy and America.

    There were elections recently in two countries happening almost simultaneously: in the USA and in the Republic of Moldova. As one might expect, the elections in Moldova were fair, transparent, and open. The elections in the U.S. in contrast were accompanied by numerous falsifications, fraud, manipulation, cooperation of one of the parties with criminal structures, and threats of mass pogroms in the event of an “unfavorable” outcome.

    This is not a fantasy novel or a satirical pamphlet. This is a sad reality: the stronghold of liberal democracy has sunk to the level not of Russia or Belarus but of Venezuela, Zimbabwe, and Kyrgyzstan.

  6. DAILY MAIL – Woman is STABBED ‘in the neck’ and another is seriously injured by knifeman while shopping in Marks & Spencer on ‘Wild Wednesday’ as stores reopen for first time after lockdown

    Victims rushed to hospital after stabbing inside Marks & Spencer in Burnley
    Injuries described as ‘serious but not life threatening’ after the incident today
    Lancashire Police arrested a local man on suspicion of attempted murder

    Two women were today stabbed as they shopped in Marks & Spencer just hours after lockdown ended and all non-essential stores reopened in England.

    A local man, 57, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the attack in Burnley at around 9.30am, Lancashire Police said.

    The two victims were rushed to hospital with serious injuries which are ‘not thought to be life threatening at this time.’

    The stabbing came as shoppers flocked back to the High Street after the national coronavirus lockdown was lifted and all shops reopened on ‘Wild Wednesday.’

    Footage from the scene captured a man in a face mask being detained by officers outside the Marks & Spencer store this morning.

    Witnesses claimed one of the women was stabbed in the neck during the attack, but this has not yet been confirmed.

    There was also speculation on social media that one of those attacked may have been a Marks & Spencer employee.

    Lancashire Police said a knife was recovered from the scene following what is believed to be an ‘isolated incident.’


    PIC – Local man


    One man on social media claimed to be a relative of the alleged attacker, and said the suspect has struggled with mental health issues for at least 10 years.

    He added ‘[the suspect] may have relapsed or stopped taking his medication’, while others claimed the man had been ‘ignored and neglected’ by authorities ‘for a long time.’

    Carl Stredder, who was shopping in Burnley with his wife, said he heard shouting coming from inside Marks & Spencer when he stopped to withdraw cash nearby.

    He described seeing a man ‘holding down’ another before police and paramedics swarmed the scene.

    ‘Within a couple of minutes, the police had arrived. There were six or seven police cars, sirens all over the place,’ he told the BBC.

    ‘Then within another five or so minutes, an ambulance came. It was apparent by then that some sort of major incident had occurred.’

    Tracy Bond, 45, who works nearby, told the Sun: ‘I saw the police arrive and the man being arrested.

    ‘This was about 9.30am. He was just stood outside the shop with the police around him. Then they took him away in the van.’

    Ms Bond added she heard that one of those injured may have been a member of staff, though this has not been confirmed.

    A security guard said: ‘It’s such a shame it’s happened today as everything is open again and people want to do their shopping, especially as it’s getting nearer to Christmas.’

    A cordon remains in place in Burnley this afternoon and video from the scene shows a crowd of onlookers gathering near the Charter Walk Shopping Centre.

    Lancashire Police and the North West Ambulance Service raced to the store near St James’ Street following reports of the double stabbing.

    Officers were today unable to speculate on a motive for the attack but confirmed nobody else is thought to be involved.

    A force spokesman said: ‘We were called at about 9.30am today to a report of a stabbing inside the Marks and Spencer store in Burnley.

    ‘Two women received injuries which are thankfully not thought to be life threatening at this time. They have been taken to hospital for treatment.

    ‘Police officers were quickly on the scene and a 57-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody.

    ‘A knife has been recovered.

    ‘Police enquiries are ongoing but at this stage this is believed to be an isolated incident.

    ‘Patrols will remain in the area as reassurance through the day. Anyone with information or concerns can approach an officer.’

    The force added: ‘We would kindly ask that you don’t speculate about the motivation behind the incident.

    ‘This will form part of our enquiries and we will continue to update you as and when we are able.’

    Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0313 of December 2.

    A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service added: ‘We were called to scene at 09:23. We sent two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and an advanced paramedic.

    ‘We took two female patients with serious knife injuries to hospital.’


    • ‘We would kindly ask that you don’t speculate about the motivation behind the incident.

      They know we know.
      Embarrassing for the author. It’s really a job for Alexa.

  7. Et tu, Barr? Here’s what Bill Barr DIDN’T say
    By J.E. Dyer December 2, 2020

    Et tu, Barr? Here’s what Bill Barr DIDN’T say – Liberty Unyielding
    J.E. Dyer
    5-6 minutes

    Et tu, Barr? Here’s what Bill Barr DIDN’T say

    CNN video via CBS, YouTube

    The noise rises around us like a polluted tide, slinging ocean trash and tangled seaweed into us. It probably won’t get better in the next couple of weeks. If ever there were a situation for keeping our mouths shut – that gross stuff coming at us in waves doesn’t need more ways to get in.

    Here’s what I recommend: that we listen with our ears, and not our preconceptions. The big news Tuesday was that Attorney General Bill Barr said the following in an interview with AP: “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.”

  8. Iran to Boost Nuclear Activities, Halt IAEA Inspections If EU Doesn’t Relieve US Sanctions Burden (sputniknews, Dec 2, 2020)

    “Iran’s Guardian Council has approved a bill on the “revitalisation” of nuclear activities, which was previously passed by the country’s parliament, Fars news agency reported. The new law orders a halt to the implementation of the Additional Protocol of the Non-Proliferation Treaty Safeguards Agreement and thus suspends the inspections carried out by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The adopted law will reportedly be transferred to the Iranian government for further implementation.

    According to the new piece of legislation, if the remaining signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan for Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, do not relieve Iran of the burden of the US sanctions and reconnect the country to the global banking system, Tehran will end its compliance with the accord. The country will also stop allowing IAEA inspections at its nuclear sites.

    The legislators initially eyed a one-month deadline for the sanctions burden to be relieved, but extended it after an objection from the Guardian Council – a powerful 12-member body that determines whether or not adopted laws violate Iran’s constitution. The law was first introduced around seven months ago, but its adoption was significantly hastened by the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Professor Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on 27 November, which Tehran has blamed Israel for.

    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, however, criticised the law, stressing that it would hurt the Islamic Republic’s interests.

    “The government does not agree with this plan. We believe that it will harm the active diplomatic activities”, Rouhani said..”

  9. Conservative MP criticized over petition questioning COVID-19 vaccine

    OTTAWA – A Conservative MP and former leadership candidate is being criticized for sponsoring a petition that questions the science and safety of COVID-19 vaccinations.

    The petition, signed by Ontario’s Derek Sloan, also likens a COVID-19 vaccine to “human experimentation.”

    NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says it’s embarrassing that an elected official would promote misinformation and not support the evidence in this pandemic.

    “I think it’s dangerous for someone to say — when people are saying it’s clearly going to save lives if you wear a mask — if someone comes out and says, don’t wear a mask, they’re putting people at risk. I think it’s dangerous to say that,” Singh says.

    Sloan, who lost the leadership race to Erin O’Toole, wouldn’t stop to speak with reporters on his way in to the party’s caucus meeting Wednesday morning, only saying to “catch me after.”

    The petition appears on the House of Commons website and has more than 20,000 signatures.

    In addition to claiming the COVID-19 vaccine is “effectively human experimentation,” the petition also says the development of a vaccine to fight the virus is “being rushed,” and that “Standard, prudent safety protocols, such as prior animal testing, are being waved.”

    The petition calls for the government to “preserve and protect our ethical, legal, and moral right to informed consent,” “legally ensure COVID-19 vaccines are voluntary,” and “require that vaccine safety studies comply with standards equal to or exceeding other pharmaceutical products,” among other asks.

    Health Canada is currently in the process of reviewing four vaccine candidates for safety and effectiveness.

    During the Conservative leadership race, Sloan opposed any suggestion of a vaccine mandate and claimed mask policies were not based on science.

    He has also come under fire for questioning the loyalty of Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam.

    • Coronavirus: Trudeau expects majority of Canadians to be vaccinated by September

      New details about Canada’s plans for a vaccine roll-out.

      The Prime Minister says he expects the majority of Canadians to be vaccinated by next September.

      But long before then, tricky decisions will have to be made about who gets it first.

      The government is getting advice from an advisory committee and it has ranked who should get priority when the first vaccine is approved. Abigail Bimman explains.

      The prime minister and senior cabinet members are being scrutinized over their handling of the pandemic response.

      The federal government is spending more money than ever before to support Canadian individuals and businesses and that will result in record levels of debt.

      The opposition accuses the government of spending until the cupboards are bare. Ottawa Bureau Chief Mercedes Stephenson looks at the financial side of the country’s COVID-19 response.

    • sky news – Who will be first to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

      Care home residents are at the top of the queue for the coronavirus vaccine – but practical challenges mean they may have to wait longer than over-80s and care home staff.

      The vaccine needs to be stored at -70C, it can only be moved four times and it comes in batches of 975 doses.

      Ashish Joshi visits the Meadows Residential Care Home, where residents are looking forward to a much more hopeful year ahead.

    • channel 4 – Scientists explain how the Covid vaccines will work

      We’re joined by Prof David Salisbury, who is a former director of immunisation at the Department of Health, and by Dr Katrina Pollock, a vaccine specialist at Imperial College London.

    • channel 4 – The churches tackling Covid-19 vaccine mistrust

      For most of us, today’s news about the coronavirus vaccine is reason to hope again – that it won’t always be like this, and life will one day return to something more normal.

      But, for some people, the jab is something to fear.

      A snap poll by YouGov has found that, although the UK traditionally has a high take up of immunisations, one in five Britons are not confident the vaccine is safe.

      We’ve been to Croydon in south London, where the first wave hit early and hit hard – and where some residents are mistrustful of the authorities.

      Told through two churches in the area, these are the stories of those trying to help their congregations to have faith.

    • sky news – BioNTech outlines ‘Project Lightspeed’, their race for a coronavirus vaccine

      The originator of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, BioNTech, has given an outline of the development of the vaccine through ‘Project Lightspeed’.

      Özlem Tureci, Chief Medical Officer at the firm, stressed the thorough nature of engineering and testing over 11 months, and how the clinical trial process was accelerated.

    • Dr. Fauci & Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine

      Dr. Fauci says an ‘overwhelming majority’ needs to get the vaccine before the pandemic can end.

    • The cold, hard reality of the Covid-19 vaccine

      Capitol Carbonic has for decades produced dry ice for companies that need to keep their wares very cold, but fielded a call from a new customer recently: Pfizer, looking at ways to chill its Covid-19 vaccine.

  10. Trump: Election System ‘Under Coordinated Assault and Siege’
    By Zachary Stieber
    December 2, 2020 Updated: December 2, 2020

    President Donald Trump asserted on Dec. 2 that he won the 2020 election and said America’s election system is under siege.

    Trump, speaking from the White House in a video that he released on social media, said his job as president is to defend the laws and Constitution of the United States and that he’s determined to protect the election system, which he said is “under coordinated assault and siege.”

    Trump accused Democrats of implementing a mass mail-in balloting scheme in order to steal the election and outlined aspects of the Nov. 3 election that he sees as suspicious or fraudulent.

    Using the pandemic as a pretext, he said, Democratic officials and judges drastically changed election procedures in the months and weeks leading up to the election, in apparent violation of the Constitution.

  11. Rep. Mo Brooks Plans to Challenge Electoral College Votes in Congress
    By Jack Phillips
    December 2, 2020 Updated: December 2, 2020

    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) confirmed that he’s planning to challenge the Electoral College’s votes when Congress certifies the presidential election on Jan. 6 during the Joint Session of Congress.

    “In my judgment, if only lawful votes by eligible American citizens were cast, Donald Trump won the Electoral College by a significant margin, and Congress’s certification should reflect that,” Brooks told Politico in a report on Dec. 2. “This election was stolen by the socialists engaging in extraordinary voter fraud and election theft measures.”

    At least one member of the House and one from the Senate has to challenge the counting of Electoral College votes to initiate a challenge.

    • All of these purchases are made in US Dollars and the sanctions are limiting China’s access to US Dollars. China has to decide what they want to buy with their supply of US dollars.

  12. US Warns Turkey Against Activating S-400 System

    “The United States warned Turkey against activating the Russian S-400 missile system, stressing that there are consequences.

    The US Permanent Representative to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, called on Turkey to rethink its decision, raising concerns about Turkish behavior.

    “The idea that you could put a Russian-made missile defense system in the middle of our alliance is out of bounds. And we have registered that with Turkey time and again,” she said at an online press briefing.

    The envoy indicated that it is not too late for Turkey to withdraw from its deal with Russia.

    Hutchison also said that Turkey’s search for hydrocarbon resources in the disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean, as well as its involvement in the conflict in Karabakh, “are problematic to the unity of the alliance.”

    In 2017, Turkey signed an agreement to purchase the Russian system for $2.5 billion, which was delivered in July 2019.

    The deal angered Washington and NATO, and although Ankara hasn’t activated it yet and pledged to use it independently of the NATO system, the US prevented it from acquiring F-35 fighters.

    US congressmen have urged President Donald Trump to punish Turkey for buying the missiles under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) but he delayed the sanctions.

    Turkey is now awaiting Democratic President-elect Joe Biden to reach the White House, to see how his administration would deal with the issue.

    Ankara asserts that it was forced to deal with Russia to cover its needs after Washington’s reluctance, under Barack Obama’s administration, to sell it the Patriot air defense system and the NATO withdrawal of Patriot batteries from its territory.”

  13. Yemen’s Hadi Says Military Operations to Continue Until Houthis Defeated

    “Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi stressed on Tuesday that military operations in the war-torn country will continue until Sanaa, which is run by Houthi militias, is liberated and the Iranian project is defeated.

    Houthi mines and assaults have been claiming the lives of Yemenis for nearly six years. The Iran-backed group has also been stepping up its attacks in al-Jawf and Marib governorates.

    Official Yemeni sources reported that Hadi’s comments came during a briefing he attended by Vice President General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar in Riyadh.

    Ahmar briefed Hadi on the status of ongoing military operations in a number of governorates that included Marib, al-Jawf, Taiz, Sanaa, Hodeidah, Al Bayda’, Saadah and Dhale.

    Hadi, for his part, underlined the need to continue to secure victories against Iran-backed Houthis, the state-owned Saba news agency reported.

    The Yemeni leader also emphasized the importance of providing qualitative training to troops. He expressed keenness on ensuring that strong support is given to the national army which is spearheading the campaign to free Yemen from Houthi hold.

    More so, Hadi appreciated efforts spent by the Arab Coalition on restoring power to legitimate state institutions in Yemen and thwarting the violent Iranian agenda being advanced by Houthis.

    Hadi, according to Saba, urged the uniting of ranks, efforts and capacities fighting against Iranian greed in Yemen.

    The president’s statements coincided with the scale up of fighting on multiple battlefronts in the country. Houthis, disregarding the substantial human losses they incurred among their ranks, ratcheted attacks in an attempt to advance towards Marib governorate.

    Military field reports documented Houthis losing a number of fighters on Tuesday east of al-Hazim city in al-Jawf governorate.

    According to field reports, army personnel thwarted an attack launched by Houthi militias towards the Dahida mountains, a strategic outpost that fell under the control of pro-government forces in recent weeks.”

  14. UN: 20,000 Foreign Fighters in Libya are a ‘Serious Crisis’

    “United Nations acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams said Wednesday there are at least 20,000 foreign fighters and mercenaries in the war-torn nation, and warned of a “serious crisis” as weapons continue pouring into the North African country.

    “That is a shocking violation of Libyan sovereignty … a blatant violation of the arms embargo,” Williams told an online meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum.

    The 75-member forum is trying to get Libya’s warring sides to agree on a mechanism that would establish a transitional administration to lead the country through presidential and parliamentary elections in December 2021.

    Williams’ remarks reflect her exasperation over the lack of progress on the departure of foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya, which was part of a ceasefire deal inked in October…”

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