Reader’s Links for December 16, 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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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

10 Replies to “Reader’s Links for December 16, 2020”

  1. AOC says Pelosi, Schumer need to go, but warns of Democratic power vacuum
    AOC shot down the possibility of running for the position anytime soon

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes the Democratic Party needs new leaders.

    The progressive firebrand said it’s time for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to go — but warned of a power vacuum that could be filled by “nefarious forces” who are “even more conservative” than the caucuses’ current leaders during a podcast interview on “The Intercept” that aired Thursday.

    “I do think we need new leadership in the Democratic Party,” Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said. “I think one of the things that I have struggled with, I think that a lot of people struggle with, is the internal dynamics of the House has made it such that there [are] very little options for succession.”

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-nancy-pelosi-chuck-schumer-new-democratic-leadership

  2. BREAKING: DNI Declassifies Handwritten Notes From John Brennan, 2016 CIA Referral On Clinton Campaign’s Collusion Operation
    On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified and released to Congress handwritten notes from former CIA Director John Brennan as well as a CIA investigative referral to James Comey and Peter Strzok requesting that they investigate Russian knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s anti-Trump collusion smear operation.
    Sean Davis
    By Sean Davis
    October 6, 2020

    Top U.S. intelligence officials were so concerned heading into the 2016 election that the Russians were aware of and potentially manipulating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s plans to smear Donald Trump as a Russian agent that they personally briefed President Barack Obama on the matter, newly declassified Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents show. CIA officials also requested that the FBI investigate Russian knowledge of the Clinton campaign’s collusion smear operation.

    Newly declassified handwritten notes from former CIA Director John Brennan show that the U.S. intelligence community knew in 2016 that Russian intelligence was actively monitoring, and potentially injecting disinformation into, Clinton’s anti-Trump collusion narrative. The intelligence concerning Russia’s knowledge of Clinton’s campaign plans was so concerning to Brennan and other national security officials that they personally informed Obama of the matter in the Oval Office in the summer of 2016. The handwritten notes from Brennan were declassified by Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe and provided to Congress on Tuesday afternoon.

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/06/breaking-dni-declassifies-handwritten-notes-from-john-brennan-2016-cia-referral-on-clinton-campaigns-collusion-operation/

  3. Money From Facebook’s Zuckerberg Used to Undermine Election, Violate Law: Report
    By Zachary Stieber
    December 16, 2020 Updated: December 16, 2020
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    Hundreds of millions of dollars from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was used to violate election laws, according to a new report.

    The Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society, a national constitutional litigation organization, released the 39-page report, alleging that Zuckerberg’s $500 million given to election officials was used to treat voters unequally and improperly influence the election for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

    The bulk of the funds went to the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), a nonprofit started by former managers and staff at the New Organizing Institute, a progressive nonprofit.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/money-from-facebooks-zuckerberg-used-to-undermine-election-violate-law-report_3621192.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2020-12-16-3

  4. Biden campaign manager calls GOP lawmakers ‘a bunch of f—ers’

    President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming deputy chief of staff called GOP lawmakers are “a bunch of f—ers” and said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is “terrible,” but expressed optimism that the new administration could still work with Republicans to pass legislation.

    In a new interview with Glamour, Jen O’Malley Dillon, who also served as Biden’s campaign manager, defended Biden from criticism from the left over his insistence that Republicans would warm to the idea of working with him once President Trump leaves office.

    “The president-elect was able to connect with people over this sense of unity,” O’Malley Dillon said.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/530436-biden-campaign-manager-calls-gop-lawmakers-a-bunch-of-f

  5. Texas Electors Place Their Votes for President Trump and Then Vote to Condemn Supreme Court for Throwing Out Texas Lawsuit

    Texas delegates for the 2020 election voted yesterday for President Trump then they approved a resolution to condemn the lack of action by the Supreme Court for throwing out the recent Texas lawsuit:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/texas-electors-place-votes-president-trump-vote-condemn-supreme-court-throwing-texas-lawsuit/

  6. 14 guilty in 2015 Paris terror attacks trial
    https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/601521/World/Europe/14-guilty-in-2015-Paris-terror-attacks-trial

    “A French court found guilty on Wednesday 14 accomplices of the French militants behind the January 2015 attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and a Jewish supermarket in Paris.

    Among the 14 was Hayat Boumeddiene, former partner of Amedy Coulibaly who killed a policewoman and then four people in a Jewish supermarket.

    One of three suspects to be tried in absentia, Boumeddiene was found guilty of financing terrorism and belonging to a criminal terrorist network. She is thought to be alive and on the run from an international arrest warrant in Syria, where she joined Daesh (the so-called IS).

    Coulibaly was himself an associate of the gunmen behind the deadly attack at the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015.
    Boumeddiene was handed a 30-year jail sentence while, the main accused, Ali Riza Polat, was found guilty of complicity in the terrorist crime and also given a 30-year jail term.

    The accomplices were found guilty on different charges, ranging from membership of a criminal network to complicity in the attacks. Terrorism-related charges were dropped for several of the defendants who were found guilty of lesser crimes.

    The three men who carried out the Jan. 7-9, 2015 attacks were killed and the accomplices, who first went on trial in early September, were accused of obtaining weapons or providing logistical support. They all denied the charges.

    The trial has reopened one of modern France’s darkest episodes, with the attacks marking the onset of a wave of militant violence that has killed scores more since. — Agencies”

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