Reader’s Links for March 16, 2021

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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    “The Australian media is hard at work defending vaccine confidence in Australia amid growing concerns in Europe surrounding the Astrazeneca vaccine.

    Instead of offering a broad spectrum of views on the matter, the media in Australia are bringing on Australian experts and spreading the Federal government message that there is nothing to see in Europe.

    At the time of recording this segment of Mediawatch with Rukshan there was only 12 European nations that had suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, however as of today the list has grown to about 20 countries around the world. Despite this we are being told that this should not concern anyone in this country, and it is all about politics and an over-reaction by scientists and health authorities in Europe.

    Apparently, we are to believe that Australia is above politics, and our scientists are the best of the best in the world so ignore any European concerns all together.

    The elephant in the room is that all of this might be about politics in Australia. We have a government on edge with a vaccine roll-out that seems to be delayed, and a commitment to produce the AstraZeneca vaccine locally for most of the population. So any issues with AstraZeneca could have major consequence for the government’s vaccine roll-out program.

    Why does the media in Australia think its role is to push vaccine confidence at all costs, without doing any sort of extensive reporting on what is happening in Europe? Should not this really be about the best health outcomes for all Australians, rather than ensuring the Australian Federal and State governments saves face.”

    So writes “Real Rukshan”, an Australian Blogger who posted the following video today:

  2. All I can say to all this Government Vaccine Shenanigans is;
    “Dr. Josef Mengele will be so proud of you all, when you finally join him in Hell”

    And on a nother Note, about South Africa;

    (Talk about the Kruger Millions)

    Gadaffi financed Zuma’s power grab to unseat Mbeki as President and, in return, Zuma allowed Gadaffi to move US$12,500,000,000 (twelve and a half billion US dollars) out of Libya to South Africa while he was President but facing internal threats.
    That Libyan money has now disappeared.
    In this extraordinary ninety minute documentary the BBC try to follow the trail of the missing billions – will they succeed?

      • Antifreeze poisoning in humans:

        Stage 1: Occurs 30 minutes to 12 hours after ingestion.
        The ethylene glycol in the antifreeze affects the central nervous system first – – loss of coordination, slurred or jumbled speech, dizziness, fatigue, headache, euphoria, nausea and vomiting. – coma

        Stage 2:
        12 to 24 hours after ingestion
        The body continues to metabolize the chemicals into toxic acids. These acids lower the pH level of the blood, which leads to a condition called metabolic acidosis.

        At this point, the antifreeze will start to affect multiple organs, including kidneys, brain, lungs and liver. One may experience irregular heartbeat, shallow breathing, changes in blood pressure, dehydration, fatigue, confusion – – coma.

        Stage 3:
        Occurs 24 to 72 hours after ingesting —A build up of calcium oxalate crystals can lead to kidney failure.

    • Thank you EB This man fought the drug companies and was crushed for his honesty. Hopefully there will come a day when the madmen vaccine pushers will be hung.

      70% of the population are allergic to antifreeze.

  3. Keep you loved pets away from antifreeze – – -Merck Veterinary Manual – – Ethylene Glycol Toxicity

    Ethylene Glycol is rapidly absorbed from the GI tract in dogs, blood concentrations of Ethylene Glycol peaks with in 3 hours of ingestion. Approximately 50% of the ingested Ethylene Glycol is excreted unchanged by the kidneys; however a series of oxidation reactions in the liver and the kidneys metabolize the remaining Ethylene Glycol.

    Toxic metabolites of Ethylene Glycol cause severe metabolic acidosis and renal tubular epithelial damage. Oliguric acute renal failure usually develops between 12 to 24 hours in cats and 36 to 72 hours in dogs.

    Signs include lethargy, anorexia, dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea, salivation, tachypnea and possibly seizures or coma. The kidneys are often swollen and painful on abdominal palpation.

  4. A ‘mess’ Biden inherited from Trump just more got far messier – Liberty Unyielding
    LU Staff
    4 minutes

    A ‘mess’ Biden inherited from Trump just more got far messier

    Joe Biden (Image via Twitter)

    No, Biden’s presidency is not the living embodiment of Obama’s third term. His having peppered his cabinet with Obama retreads is pure coincidence. So is his having rejected the strides toward peace Donald Trump made in the Middle East in favor of attempts to revive the JCPOA with Iran.

    Biden is not alone in his desire to resurrect the Obama years. Democratic leaders have joined him in picking up Obamaisms. Both now try to explain the disaster Biden created at the southern border by claiming it is a “mess he inherited.” Here’s Chuck Schumer on “The View” last Thursday:

    Let me just say this, Joe Biden inherited a huge mess on immigration, and it’s not going to be cleaned up in a month. He’s only been in office since, you know, January 20th, about six weeks, I guess it is, but he’s different. His view of immigration is not like Donald Trump’s, who was nasty, negative, horrible to immigrants. His view is more like your father’s view and my view, which is compassionate but also at the present time competent.

    “Nasty, Negative, & Horrible” sounds like the name of a Democratic law firm. But it’s also a fair description of the conditions Biden has created. Even the usually Biden-friendly Daily Beast can’t esc

  5. Trump-Georgia ‘find the fraud’ phone call, used as impeachment evidence, has been debunked – Liberty Unyielding
    J.E. Dyer
    9-11 minutes

    Trump-Georgia ‘find the fraud’ phone call, used as impeachment evidence, has been debunked

    Making his first calls to world leaders in 2017. (Image: Screen grab of AP video, YouTube)

    To begin with, this isn’t the later call (on 2 January 2021) between former President Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. That was the call in which Trump said it was likely that more than 11,000 Biden votes would be found to be invalid or questionable, if a full vote audit were done, especially one that included Fulton County (the main county covering the Atlanta metro area). No such audit has ever been done.

    No, this call is the one in December 2020, in which Trump spoke to the lead investigator for Raffensperger, Frances Watson, and was later alleged to have said she should try to “find the fraud” in the election, and would “be a national hero” if she did.

    Trump didn’t say that. The Washington Post reported on 9 January that he did, however – based on a single anonymous source. (Last week, new reporting identified the source as the Georgia deputy secretary of state, Jordan Fuchs. Fuchs reportedly said he had the quotes from Watson. He wasn’t speaking from first-hand knowledge of the phone call.)

  6. Ibram X. Kendi’s ‘How to Be an Antiracist’ now recommended reading for U.S. Navy – Liberty Unyielding
    Ben Bowles Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to “Liberty Unyielding.”
    2-3 minutes

    Ibram X. Kendi’s ‘How to Be an Antiracist’ now recommended reading for U.S. Navy

    Ibram X. Kendi (Image: YouTube screen grab via CBS News)

    Out with the old, in with the new. That appears to be the Left’s mantra these days. Statues of dead white men are literally being relegated to the scrap heap of history, along with offensive artifacts of a bygone era. In their place, new icons of wokeness are being hailed. One of those icons is Ibram X. Kendi, whose National Book Award-winning guide “How to Be an Antiracist” has become required reading on many college campuses.

    One unlikely institution that has also signed on to Kendi’s teachings is the U.S. Navy, whose Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, has added the title to the newest edition of the Navy’s Professional Reading Program. The program, begun nearly 200 years ago, has among its goals enhancing the professionalism and improving the critical thinking skills of Sailors, fostering a deep appreciation for naval and military history and heritage, and increasing knowledge of joint war fighting and strengthen Sailors’ ability to make sound judgments. The program’s motto is “Read well to lead well.”

  7. Defense Department Focus on Extremists the Wrong Priority: Rep. Waltz
    By Douglas G. Burton
    March 16, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021
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    A Defense Department order on Feb. 5 to root out “extremists” in the ranks has drawn fire from the first Green Beret to serve in Congress. Senior officers from prior administrations agree with his concerns.

    “When the Chinese Navy is five times bigger than ours, when China is stealing our tech right and left, and putting more assets in space, where does the Secretary of Defense see our priorities?” said Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) to The Epoch Times. “My concern is the message this memo sends.”

    President Joe Biden’s Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, has from before he took office emphasized finding the enemies in uniform.

    “The job of the Department of Defense is to keep America safe from our enemies. But we can’t do that if some of those enemies lie within our own ranks,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told the Senate Armed Services Committee during confirmation hearings.

    The Secretary of Defense directed unit commanders on Feb. 5 to conduct a leadership “stand down” within 60 days to address the issues of extremist ideology in all branches of the service.

    • At a Convention of the States each state gets one vote, the big states and the little states have the same number of votes, one.

  8. “Marion Woman Charged in US Capitol Riot ‘Lan­guishing’ in Orlando Jail” by Pete Reinwald – March 10, 2021–languishing–in-orlando-jail

    “Young Florida Man Reaches Out for Help After His Parents were Taken Away by FBI – Family Fears They will Lose Their Farm and Desperately Need Help” by Jim Hoft – March 16, 2021

  9. Israeli experts discover new Dead Sea Scrolls
    Archaeologists also present 6,000 year-old skeleton of a child and the oldest complete basket in the world

    Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday announced the discovery of dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing a biblical text found in a desert cave and believed hidden by Jewish refugees during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago.

    The Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of Jewish texts found in desert caves near the Dead Sea, in Qumran, in the 1940s and 1950s, date from the third century B.C. to the first century A.D. They include the earliest known copies of biblical texts and documents outlining the beliefs of a little understood Jewish sect.

    The newly found fragments of parchment bear lines of Greek text from the books of Zechariah and Nahum and have been radiocarbon-dated to the second century A.D., according to the Israel Antiquities Authority.

  10. Report: Joe Biden Plans First Major Tax Hike in a Generation
    Simon Kent
    3 minutes
    WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 12: U.S. President Joe Biden (R) takes off his mask as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) looks on during an event on the American Rescue Plan in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden signed the $1.9 …
    Alex Wong/Getty


    President Joe Biden is considering a tax hike to underwrite the economic program launched by the approval of his $1.9 trillion pandemic stimulus package, a Monday report by Bloomberg claims. The tax jump will be the first major lift in federal taxes in almost 30 years if successful.

    Bloomberg quotes unidentified sources to outline the increases will back Biden’s promises made during his 2020 campaign.

    An independent analysis of the Biden campaign’s tax plan conducted by the Tax Policy Center found it would raise around $2.1 trillion over 10 years, according to the report.

  11. No, Virginia, Obama’s Not Running the Show
    Jack Cashill
    6-7 minutes

    Now that the White House has turned into an assisted living facility, people are naturally curious about which of the patient-in-chief’s caretakers is actually running the country.

    Unfortunately, the curious do not seem to include the Big Media types in the position to find out. At least a few of these journalists have intimate ties with the White House. It would seem, however, that to maintain those ties, they have to pretend that President Joe Biden is still compos mentis. He is clearly not.

    Journalists on the outside are free to tell the truth about Biden but are forced to speculate as to who at the White House is backstage running the show. The tea leaf readers in my Twitter feed seem convinced that, if anyone, it is former President Barack Obama. They are sure their man is Marxist enough to have managed the party’s undeniable sharp turn to the left.

  12. GERMANY – Leipzig – Germany: At least three killed after car drives into group of pedestrians in Leipzig

    At least three people were killed after a car drove into a group of pedestrians at a traffic light in Leipzig.

    Czr 4 hours ago

    This is perfectly in line with the daily average of people getting run over by vehicules, nothing to see here.


    • LEIPZIG VERKEHRSUNFALL: Autofahrer fährt in Fußgängergruppe – Der Fahrer war nüchtern

      Die Zahl der Todesopfer bei einem Verkehrsunfall am Dienstag in Leipzig ist auf drei gestiegen.

      Eine Frau sei wenige Stunden nach dem Unfall in einem Krankenhaus ihren schweren Verletzungen erlegen, teilte die Polizei mit.

      Ein Autofahrer war an einer Ampel nahe einer Straßenbahnhaltestelle in eine Gruppe Fußgänger gefahren.

      Eine 85-jährige Frau und ein 80 Jahre alter Mann waren noch an der Unfallstelle gestorben.

  13. WHO says countries shouldn’t stop AstraZeneca vaccinations

    The WHO authorities have said that at the moment the risks of not using the AstraZeneca vaccine are bigger than those that its use might bring.

    • City News Toronto – Vaccine committee says AstraZeneca shot OK for seniors

      After initially recommending the AstraZeneca vaccine not be given to those over 65, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization has now changed its mind.

      Xiao Li with what prompted the change.

    • europravda – European software helps fight the pandemic by speeding up drug production

      A European software is enabling researchers to speed up drug production by interpreting chemical compounds and molecules on a range of laboratory machines.

      Pharmaceutical companies working on COVID-19 vaccines use it every day.

    • europravda – AstraZeneca jab pause ‘will definitely increase vaccine hesitancy’

      “We have already seen a problem before now with vaccine hesitancy, but it [the halt] will definitely increase that,” Dr William Budd told Euronews.

    • Woke Parents Volunteering Their Children, Some As Young As 6 Months To Test COVID Vaccine…

      WSJ – Moderna Is Testing Its Covid-19 Vaccine on Young Children

      Trial will involve children aged 6 months to 11 years

      Moderna Inc. has begun studying its Covid-19 vaccine in children aged 6 months to 11 years in the U.S. and Canada, the latest effort to widen the mass-vaccination campaign beyond adults.

      The Cambridge, Mass., company said Tuesday that the first children have received doses in the study, which Moderna is conducting in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a division of the Department of Health and Human Services.

      “This pediatric study will help us assess the potential safety and immunogenicity of our COVID-19 vaccine candidate in this important younger age population,” Moderna Chief Executive Stéphane Bancel said.

      The bulk of the U.S. Covid-19 vaccination campaign so far has focused on protecting adults, who are at higher risk of severe disease caused by the coronavirus than children. Moderna’s and Johnson & Johnson ’s vaccines are authorized for use in adults 18 and older, while the vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE is cleared for use in people 16 and older.

      Efforts have begun to test the Covid-19 vaccines in children, who can still become infected, both to protect them from the virus and further build the population-level immunity to move past pandemic restrictions.

      ( the rest behind paywall )

      Moderna begins vaccine trial in children 6 months to 11 years old

      Many parents want to know when COVID-19 vaccines will be available for children and how researchers will make sure they’re safe for children.

      • Oh no!
        Moderna – in my very own stomping grounds!

        Note: Early on, NOBODY I knew who was working on it planned to take it themselves or recommend it to family members. For a few YEARS.

        >>>>>That’s changed.
        They’re ALL fully vaxxed. Even those who recovered from the illness itself. They’re sold on the technology, it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. They sound born-again.

        I just got off the phone with a doctor friend in that category. Two weeks past the second shot, she’s absolutely ebullient. Says she feels like she can leap tall buildings in a single bound, etc.

    • europravda – Greece is working on agreements with ten countries on vaccine passports

      Flights bringing visitors from some European countries, Israel and the United Kingdom will begin in April and from mid-May, more countries will be added to the list of those who do not need to quarantine upon arrival.

    • EU regulator says no indication so far AstraZeneca jab causes clots

      The chief of the EU’s medicines regulator says it is “firmly convinced” the benefits of AstraZeneca’s jab outweigh potential risks, insisting there is no evidence linking the vaccine to blood clots after a host of nations suspended the shot over health fears.

    • al jazeera – Will Magufuli’s COVID-free claim lead to deaths in Tanzania?

      In Tanzania, the deaths of government officials along with a sharp rise in pneumonia cases have fueled existing speculation that the country’s COVID-19 statistics are being kept under wraps.

      Tanzania’s health institutions have not reported a single case of coronavirus since last April. According to a Reuters news agency tally, death tolls across the African continent are rising as several countries suffer a second wave of coronavirus, but there are no immediate plans to vaccinate Tanzanians. Instead, President John Magufuli has encouraged citizens to pray and rely on traditional remedies for disease prevention.

      In this episode of The Stream, we’ll discuss what Tanzania’s alleged COVID denial could mean for its citizens and neighbouring countries’ efforts to stop the pandemic.

    • The country where CORONA NEVER EXISTED? Tanzania

      As the world went into lockdown there was one country that said NO to this so called pandemic and that was Tanzania!

      President John Magufuli said no to lockdowns and corona testing as they were not reliable.

      The borders never closed hence why I decided to get here and see for myself the freedom Tanzania experienced.

      I went around Dar Es Salaam today and asked locals their opinion on Corona.

      What’s your opinion on COVID-19 and the lockdown that never happened in Tanzania?

  14. “The View’s Joy Behar claims violent left-wing group Antifa ‘doesn’t even exist'” Sky News Australia – March 15, 2021

    • The View’s Joy Behar : Violent left-wing group Antifa is ‘factious idea’ not ‘real thing'” Viorel Balan – March 16, 2021

      “The View” co-host Joy Behar declared the far-left group Antifa is a “fictitious idea” and “not a real thing” on Monday despite its well-documented history of violence.

      The hosts reacted to Sen. Ron Johnson,R-Wis., saying he would have been concerned if the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was filled with members of Antifa and Black Lives Matter, instead of Donald Trump supporters.

  15. Ansar al-Sunna now killing children in Mozambique.

    Children as young as 11 brutally murdered in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
    Children as young as 11 are being beheaded in the Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado, Save the Children said, as conflict continues to displace thousands. The agency recently spoke to displaced families who reported horrifying scenes of murder and grief and the loss of loved ones.

    One mother, Elsa*, 28, spoke of her eldest child, Filipe*, 12, being beheaded near to where she was hiding with her other three children. Elsa said:

    “That night our village was attacked and houses were burned. When it all started, I was at home with my four children. We tried to escape to the woods, but they took my eldest son and beheaded him. We couldn’t do anything because we would be killed too.”

    Nearly 670,000 people are now displaced inside Mozambique due to the conflict in Cabo Delgado – almost seven times the number reported a year ago[1]. At least 2,614 people have died in the conflict, including 1,312 civilians[2].The situation has seriously deteriorated over the past 12 months, with the escalation of attacks on villages.

    Cabo Delgado is also still reeling from consecutive climatic shocks, including 2019’s Cyclone Kenneth, the strongest cyclone to hit the northern part of Mozambique, and massive floods in early 2020.

    Save the Children is outraged and deeply saddened by reports that children are being targeted in this conflict. Every child has the right to life and safety, and children must be protected under all circumstances, including war and armed conflicts. For the children who may have witnessed their siblings being murdered, their suffering could last for years. Many may experience anxiety and depression or even signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
    Amelia*, 29, is currently seeking shelter in her brother’s home with her three children. Her fourth child was 11 when he was murdered by armed men, and she says she is heartbroken because she didn’t have the chance to say goodbye or give her son a proper burial. Amelia said:

    “After my 11-year-old son was killed, we understood that it was no longer safe to stay in my village. We fled to my father’s house in another village, but a few days later the attacks started there too. Me, my father and the children spent five days eating green bananas and drinking banana tree water until we got transport that brought us here.”

    Chance Briggs, Save the Children’s Country Director in Mozambique, said:
    “Reports of attacks on children sicken us to our core. Our staff have been brought to tears when hearing the stories of suffering told by mothers in displacement camps. This violence has to stop, and displaced families need to be supported as they find their bearings and recover from the trauma.”

    “A major concern for us is that the needs of displaced children and their families in Cabo Delgado far outweigh the resources available to support them. Nearly a million people are facing severe hunger as a direct result of this conflict, including displaced people and host communities[3]. While the world was focused on COVID-19, the Cabo Delgado crisis ballooned but has been grossly overlooked. Humanitarian aid is desperately required, but not enough donors have prioritised assistance for those who have lost everything, even their children.

    “Critically, all parties to this conflict must ensure that children are never targets. They must respect international humanitarian and human rights laws and take all necessary actions to minimise incidental civilian harm, including ending indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks against children.”
    Save the Children is responding to the urgent needs of both conflict- and cyclone-displaced children and their families in Cabo Delgado. The organisation’s response has reached over 70,000 people, including over 50,000 children, with education, child protection, health (including COVID-19 measures), and water and sanitation programming.

    About the conflict:

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