Reader’s Links for May 7, 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.

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  1. CANADA –

    A staggering amount of spending, for shockingly little in return.

    If someone gave you $69.2 billion, how many jobs could you create?

    A million?

    Two million?

    At least many hundreds of thousands, right?

    Well, the Parliamentary Budget Officer has revealed how many new jobs the $69.2 billion Liberal government stimulus is expected to create in 2021:

    74,000.

    That’s it.

    Consider for a moment that Canada spends roughly $20 billion annually on our military, with somewhere around 100,000 total personnel.

    https://spencerfernando.com/2021/05/06/pbo-report-provides-further-evidence-of-how-dangerous-the-debt-binging-liberal-budget-is-to-canadas-future/

    • Have you tried to get someone to do any work around your house. – – the government is paying them to stay home, stay safe, shut up.

  2. To be clear–and we will not hear this from msm–the advancing inflation we are experiencing is the result of politically-progressive economic policies. Shutdown-caused supply-chain interruptions implemented by power-mad politicians are one culprit. Excess money printing to promote and support lockdown populations is the other. Each one of these influencers is, in its own right, massive. Together they will really rock the global economic boat:

    http://www.fao.org/worldfoodsituation/foodpricesindex/en/

  3. https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/05/06/clean-house-in-2025-n2588969

    When President DeSantis is sworn in at 12:00 pm on January 20, 2025, he should give a short speech and by 12:10 be firing people. Lots of people.

    Okay, it might not be the current Florida governor – we do know it’s not going to be Gov. Nikki! Haley (R – Establishment) or Kristi! Noem (R-NCAA) – but whoever beats Kamala Harris like a drum needs to come into the Oval Office ready to clear-cut the bureaucracy.

    Just level it.

    Every keen observer understands that Donald Trump’s first and foremost failure as president was personnel. He did not get it right until the end, and then it was far too late. There are two reasons for this. The first is that for all his iconoclasm, Trump used to believe in our institutions and it took him a while to see how totally corrupt they truly are( as it did for ALL of us M.). For years, he gave the NYT interviews even as it trashed him because, well, it was the Times and the Times was prestigious(once. M.). For much of his term, he had that same kind of deference to establishment figures( typical of all honest men M.). He thought Rex Tillerson would be great because he was a rich head of a huge corporation. He thought generals were impressive because they had medals, and he famously got shafted by each and every one of them that he relied upon. He thought, for too long, that the DoJ and FBI and other agencies really had America’s interests at heart instead of the liberal establishment’s priorities.

    It was all baloney.

    They were all terrible, and they all worked ceaselessly to undermine and even imprison him. It was only at the end that Trump found trustworthy folks who would do their jobs instead of pursue outside agendas. For example, Trump’s third National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien, was the best National Security Advisor maybe ever – gee, he only oversaw achieving peace in the Middle East – and the reason you might not recognize his name is because he never became the story like McMaster or Bolton. Mike Pompeo – who also will never be president, sorry – was likewise a loyal and effective Secretary of State. But it took almost four years to get the team on-board.

    The other issue was that Trump had no Rolodex. The Bush cabal had thousands of loyal obedient minions/potential staffers to call upon in the off-chance that hell froze over and Jeb! got elected to something other than “Most Likely to Fail.” Trump had no one to call. That’s a big part of why his administration was staffed with people who had zero loyalty and spent their time undermining him and his policies.

    President De Santis will not have that problem – there’s a whole generation of experienced conservatives out there to call upon to staff his administration. And they will to be ready to separate the wheat form the chaff when they take up their places.

    He needs to get to firing. And right away.

    He needs to fire Christopher Wray at the FBI and most of the failed Bureau’s leadership.

    He needs to fire much of the Justice Department, in particular the Stasi cells that are persecuting political opponents of the Asterisk regime.

    And he needs to combine this with pardons, lots of pardons, to ensure their outrageous attempts to punish and silence conservatives come to naught.

    He needs to fire whoever the idiot was at the CIA that decided that ad with Intersectional Sue was a good idea. “I’ll have a vodka, shaken not stirred. Oh, and my pronouns are ‘xir’ and ‘xem.’” Putin and Xi must be busting a gut right now.

    Then there’s the Pentagon – there’s a lot of firing to be done there. Like the whole Joint Chiefs of Staff. Trump was always impressed by generals. That was a huge mistake. DeSantis was in the Navy. He gets it. The next GOP prezzy needs to understand that by the time generals pin on that fourth star, they are all-in on the establishment. Why do you think they are so eager to invoke the woke? Because that’s who they are. Fire them. Then reach down in the ranks to find the guys who aren’t poisoned by leftism and promote them. And take a serious interest in who gets promoted in the future – don’t rubber stamp the promotion lists the Pentagon generates. Obama and Asterisk both understood that if you want a broken, woken military – which they do – you need to promote the lickspittles and suck-ups, not the Pattons. Do the opposite

    M. Removing professional politicians by reducing them to TWO 4 years terms and forcing them to find a real living elsewhere (other than lobbying or bureaucratic/diplomatic crony jobs which should be banned) might make US politics more honest.

  4. Treason is now inherent in big business, all in the name of globalism.

    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/552139-defense-contractor-honeywell-fined-13m-for-sharing-documents-with-china-other?amp

    Honeywell has agreed to pay the State Department $13 million after it transferred to other countries – including China – unauthorized technical data on the F-35 and F-22 fighter jets, among other weapon systems.

    The defense contractor will pay $8 million in civilian penalties and $5 million on its own “remedial compliance measures” after “unauthorized exports and retransfers” of technical data to Canada, Ireland, Mexico, China and Taiwan, the State Department announced Monday.

    The violations included sharing “engineering prints showing dimensions, geometries, and layouts for manufacturing castings and finished parts for multiple aircraft, gas turbine engines, and military electronics,” according to the statement.

    Honeywell, which faced 34 charges, voluntarily disclosed the violations, which took place between 2011 and 2015. The Charlotte, N.C.-based company said it “inadvertently shared” the data during “normal business discussions” and “no detailed manufacturing or engineering expertise” was given out.

    A Bureau of Political-Military Affairs’ charging document said the data to China consisted of “drawings for certain parts and components for the engine platforms for the F-35 joint strike fighter, B-1B Lancer long-range strategic bomber and F-22 fighter aircraft,” which “harmed U.S. national security.”

    Other platforms shared include the F/A-18 Hornet fighter, C-130 transport aircraft, A-7H Corsair aircraft, A-10 Warthog aircraft, Apache Longbow helicopter, M1A1 Abrams tank, the Tomahawk missile and the F135, F414, T55 and CTS800 turboshaft engines.

  5. Germany: Berliners react to parliament passing law on freedoms for COVID vaccinated people

    Berliners reacted to the new bill approved by the German parliament on Thursday, which would give fully vaccinated citizens and those who have recovered from COVID-19 more freedom regarding the current coronavirus restrictions.

    Curfews and current contact restrictions will not apply, as well as the obligatory quarantine after returning from abroad. However, they will still be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

    “Basically it is fair, as those who are vaccinated are not as contagious, but for others who’s turn didn’t come yet, who are in a later priority (group), it is also somewhat unfair,” said Angelica, local resident.

    ”I would say it splits the society somewhat and I don’t find it good that vaccinated will get more rights,” said another local.

    “It’s also a brave decision, as it is connected with an envy-debate, but I think our society should be able to bear this amount of solidarity,” said Ulrike, another Berliner interviewed on the street.

    On Thursday, the Vice President of the Bundestag Petra Pau announced the voting result, with 482 MPs who voted in favour of the new rules, 81 MPs who voted against it, and 70 MPs who abstained.

    If the law passes the upper house – the Bundesrat – on Friday, the new regulations could come into force over the weekend.

    TRANSLATIONS:

    SOT, Angelika, Local resident (German): “Basically it is fair, as those who are vaccinated are not as contagious, but for other who’s turn didn’t come yet, who are in a later priority, it is also somewhat unfair. However you can to do those tests. I am doing one every week and then you can do at least some things.”

    SOT, Angelika, Local resident (German): ”I’m not envious of the others and I’m only hoping there will be more opportunities. I, personally, am living in Brandenburg and it’s difficult at the moment as there are not so many vaccination possibilities.”

    SOT, Gordan, Local resident (German): ”I would say it splits the society somewhat and I don’t find it good that vaccinated will get more rights, because they still can infect other people and people like me are very last in the vaccination priority line, so to say. Therefore it will only bring the benefits to older people, people who are already vaccinated and to people who are working in care sector. And that is why I don’t really think it’s a good thing.”

    SOT, Gordan, Local resident (German): “There is a lot of things going wrong at the moment when it comes to vaccination, I would say. They should have ordered way more vaccines initially.”

    SOT, Ulrike, Local resident (German): “It’s also a brave decisions, as it is connected with an envy-debate, but I think our society should be able to beat this amount of solidarity. There are some people who could do more. But we always have to remember those are fundamental rights everyone is entitled to and therefore I think it’s a great step.”

    SOT, Ulrike, Local resident (German): “It is difficult with the distribution, but nevertheless everyday it is growing and in large dimensions and therefore I find it okay, that it’s been decided that way.”

    SOT, Mathias, Local resident (German): “I have nothing against it if the vaccinated people get their rights back. As I said, I have nothing against it.”

    SOT, Mathias, Local resident (German): “The argumentation is that the ones are spreading the virus and the others not, and those who are spreading it are dangerous and therefore the regulations are that way. And that’s why it doesn’t make sense from constitutional and solidarity perspective, they should be prevented from doing so.”

    + comments on the YT page

    • CBC – Community campaigns in Montreal bring vaccine information to people’s doors

      To get more Montreal residents to roll up their sleeves for a COVID-19 vaccine, community groups are going door to door to make information as accessible as possible.

    • CBC – Teens in Yellowknife among first in Canada to get COVID-19 vaccine

      Juniper Falvo of Yellowknife was among the first teenagers in Canada to receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose after Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech shot for those ages 12 to 15.

    • CBC – Churches challenge COVID-19 measures in Manitoba court

      A group of seven churches is challenging Manitoba’s public health restrictions in court this week, saying they violate religious freedoms.

    • city news Toronto – Province under fire for casting doubt on Pfizer vaccine

      The Ford government is under fire for casting doubt on the Pfizer vaccine.

      Cynthia Mulligan with why it went too far trying to score political points against the federal government.

    • Covid threatens Everest climbing comeback plans

      More than 30 sick climbers have been evacuated from the foot of Mount Everest, raising fears that coronavirus may scupper a hoped-for bumper season on the world’s highest mountain.

    • Covid grant pays for $250,000 giant squid statue in Japan

      A remote Japanese fishing town has sparked debate after spending coronavirus relief funds on a giant squid statue that cost nearly $250,000 in a controversial bid to boost post-pandemic tourism.

    • global news – WHO approves China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, praises US for IP waiver support

    • city news Toronto – ‘Vaccination is going to work’: Expert on when we can expect sharp declines in cases

      Epidemiologist Colin Furness tells Cynthia Mulligan, as long as we don’t loosen restrictions too soon, and continue to vaccinate as many as possible, we can expect to see a sharp decline in cases, possibly by the end of the month

    • Digital Green Certificate: EU COVID-19 Certificate is crucial to revive regional tourism

      Regions and cities unanimously back the use of a common document to facilitate free movement in the EU during the pandemic and boost the tourism sector’s recovery towards new sustainable models.

    • CDC Changes Rules for Counting Breakthrough Cases, as More Fully Vaccinated People Test Positive

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will report only those breakthrough cases resulting in hospitalization or death. The agency also lowered the testing threshold, but only for the fully vaccinated.

      […]According to the latest available numbers, as of April 26, the CDC reported 9,245 people had tested positive for COVID at least two weeks after getting their final COVID vaccination. About 9%, or 835, people required hospitalization and 132 died.

      more :

      https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/cdc-changes-rules-counting-breakthrough-cases/

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      Reported Vaccine Injuries Continue to Climb, Pfizer Seeks Full Approval for COVID Vaccine

      VAERS data released today showed 157,277 reports of adverse events following COVID vaccines, including 3,837 deaths and 16,014 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and April 30, 2021.

      Every Friday, VAERS makes public all vaccine injury reports received as of a specified date, usually about a week prior to the release date.

      Today’s data show that between Dec. 14, 2020 and April 30, a total of 157,277 total adverse events were reported to VAERS, including 3,837 deaths — an increase of 293 over the previous week — and 16,014 serious injuries, up 2,467 since last week.

      more :

      https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/vaers-vaccine-injuries-climb-pfizer-seeks-full-approval/

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      CDC – Vaccine Safety Monitoring Information for Healthcare Providers

      The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is part of the larger vaccine safety monitoring system in the United States that helps make sure vaccines are safe and effective.

      This video describes everything healthcare providers need to know

    • ABC -GMA – COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is declining

      Dr. Jen Ashton talks about why there’s been a drop in hesitancy across the country.

  6. channel 4 – Solicitor Tawseef Khan on ‘The Muslim Problem’

    Tawseef Khan is a solicitor specialising in immigration and asylum law and a human rights activist.

    His debut book, ‘The Muslim Problem: Why We’re Wrong About Islam And Why It Still Matters’ explores what it means to believe in Islam today.

    Khan speaks to Krishnan about Islamophobia, what integration means to him and his experience growing up as a Muslim in the north of England.

    ( 44 min )

    • Iran: Protesters burn US and Israeli flags at Palestinian solidarity rally on Quds Day

      Protesters burnt US and Israeli flags as they rallied in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Tehran on Friday, as they marked Quds Day.

      Demonstrators could also be seen standing on a caricature of US President Joe Biden, and leading chants condemning Israel and Saudi Arabia.

      “Israel should know that the resistance front, loyal Haj Qasem’s soldiers have taken the comfortable sleep from them and will do so. Palestine is not alone. Today, our message from the Palestine Square of Tehran is: Palestine! You are not alone.” said Mohsen Mahmoudi, head of the Islamic Propaganda Coordination Council, as he spoke from a stage in the city.

      Quds Day, with Quds being the Arabic for Jerusalem, takes place annually, and is usually held on the last Friday of Ramadan, as designated by the late Iranian Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini in 1979 in solidarity with the people of Palestine.

      The annual observance is usually marked with large scale demonstrations throughout Iran, as well as in Lebanon, the State of Palestine and Israel, as well as other Arab and Muslim countries and some cities in the US and Europe.

  7. ABL: Alyssa Milano Gets SHREDDED By Black Woman On TikTok (REACTION) – a video worth watching and sharing

  8. Documents reveal China discussed weaponisation of coronaviruses prior to pandemic
    08/05/2021|1min

    Documents obtained by the US State Department reveal Chinese military scientists discussed the weaponisation of SARS coronaviruses five years before the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Top scientists outlined their ideas in the document predicting a third world war would be fought with biological weapons.

    https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6253087969001

  9. OpenDemocracy, a left-wing magazine funded by organizations linked to George Soros, called for granting statehood to five U.S. territories in order to “end the whiteness of Congress.”
    Written by Karl Widerquist, a Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University-Qatar, the piece argues that “one of the most transformative things Democrats could do with their narrow majority in Congress would be to grant statehood to all the remaining inhabited US territories”: Washington DC, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Mariana Islands.
    The article – “The Case For Five New States” – argues that doing so would assist in “ending the whiteness of Congress.” “These territories have so far been prevented from becoming states as part of a larger, long-standing project to keep the Senate and Electoral College White,” it argues before adding “given American history, it’s reasonable to believe that their ethnic makeup is a primary reason why they are not states already.”
    “And by refusing to grant them statehood, the White majority is effectively choosing to guard and maintain its outsized influence in the federal government,” Wilderquist notes.

    https://archive.vn/SV0Lp#selection-639.0-665.176

  10. Mount A suspends professor after investigation into complaints about blog
    Social Sharing

    Mount Allison prof accused of ‘discriminatory conduct’ launches fund to fight ‘false allegations, defamation’

    Raymond was responding to a post by Azar in which she said, in part:

    “NB is NOT racist. Canada is NOT racist. We do not have ‘systemic’ racism or ‘systemic’ discrimination. We just have systemic naivety because we are a young country and because we want to save the world.

    “Oh, one quick question to Mr. Husoni Raymond: Upon your graduation from St. Thomas University, you have been named the 2020 recipient of the Tom McCann Memorial Trophy for your ‘strong leadership and character’ … If NB is as racist as you are claiming, would one of its prestigious universities be honouring you like that?”

    Note: Azar is the prof, suspended for racism for saying NB, Canada do not have systemic racism…. Which sounds a lot like ‘only a witch would say there is no such thing as a witch!’.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/mount-allison-suspension-professor-1.6016047

  11. – FRANCE: We all remember the Manifesto of last week that was signed by 20 former and/or retired Military Generals. Well, worse is coming and the Élysée (Macron & gang) are very worried.

    Word has reached the Élysée that a second manifesto is in the works, this one will be signed by 2,000 active Military personnel. –

    It is an initiative that is worrying in very high places.

    After the Tribune against the “disintegration of our country” signed by twenty generals, the Executive is preparing for the release of a new scathing statement from the military world: “A Tribune signed this time by 2,000 anonymous active military personnel,” lays out a Macronist of Power. “It is about to be published. “It’s less trashy than the previous one, but it’s a pain in the ass,” grumbles a government adviser. The subject is taken very seriously. It went all the way to the Elysée Palace and the Ministry of the Army.

    “This tribune must be signed by anonymous active military personnel, between several hundred and two thousand,” confirms Le Parisien.

    In any case, the government notes with great concern the increase in the number of recent tragic events exploited by the opposition: “Security issues are constantly on the rise in public opinion. We can get beaten up if we give the opposition an inch of respite,” warns an adviser to the executive. From Marine Le Pen to Xavier Bertrand through Valerie Pécresse, our detractors are not shy about it. ”

    https://t.co/xbgDosXLFm?amp=1

    Translated with http://www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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