Reader’s Links for May 25, 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.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

77 Replies to “Reader’s Links for May 25, 2021”

  1. This is a modified reply to Malca’s post about the Holocaust far below:

    The lives of those 6 million Jews “bought” Israel as ONLY the guilt felt by the west over it gave Israel’s birth the support it needed in 1948. Always remember that and just how close was the UN vote! I do not mean that gratitude is necessary. Far from it! But their death was NOT in vain. Thus, Jews have already paid the price for Israel and should not have to bargain with anyone ever again.

    Addendum: however the point of my childhood Holocaust “obsession” had nothing to do with Jews or Judaism per se.
    It is merely the most well known and well examined example of mass murder that most of us are aware of and it is scarcely unique in the bloody annals of human history and in fact is pretty typical of how we dealt with the “them” and “us” dichotomy before western civilization tried to “civilize ” us which now means “emasculate” us.
    Personally it was a salient point in my life as it proved that we can only rely upon ourselves(proven to me many times since) and no one, god or otherwise, else while it showed just how quickly and how easily we can be psychologically engineered to accept the killing of so many of our fellow humans as a necessary act.
    This creates a real paradox as unless you fight evil you are aiding it. To fight evil implies the removal of fellow humans. Which humans? Those who inflict unprovoked violence upon others whether it be from greed, or ideological(spuriously “religious”) reasons. It is this quandary which has now been insulated from any real decisive action by leftist law changes which now forces us to sit back and watch the destruction of our society as we fear so much to be what we hate. We are allowing our death as we do not wish to become them and in fact we are now back in the arena and the lions are hungry. But it is not the lions we should be after or fear but those who supported, subsidized and trained them to attack us and our culture. While some of us will defend against the lions no one actively pursues the real criminals” their trainers as it is these who should be targeted. Apologies to all who managed this far.

  2. The vaccine is a big step toward your digitization.

    Your SIN number is not the same as being globally digitized. I didn’t have a SIN number until I was higher up in organized sports–maybe a teen. The digitization and compliance of humanity seems to be the real goal, here. This may be a very powerful tool, but only if the database is thoroughly centralized from the start. A “world without borders” cannot continue to erect (national) electronic borders in data processing. It must be complete and include all people including children. Personal data must run like water.

    No, there is no credible mention by any credible scientist that I have seen saying vaccines carry any electronic or magnetic tracking tag. Tracking is achieved with a new international database finalized (internationalized) by human movement across borders. Your ultimate digitization will be complemented by the digitization of your own behavior and movement, not by what someone else does to you. Your smart phone does most of this now, but digital currencies will complete it. A new world reserve currency in digital form will make money truly international, finally. One-world government requires that all human behavior be tracked, and that every person be held on an electronic leash. There is no place for dangerous free radicals in this world.

    The vaccine is an extension of the virus made in China’s Wuhan province. Everything was planned and set to go:

    Ironies abound. Welcome to the world of digitized gates, opening and closing as you waddle your way through life. Through gates dispassionately and electronically permitting passage according to social credit obedience scores.

    Is resistance futile? Is this what Orban and Bibi see? Is this science fiction or science fact? Are the many incremental steps that have brought us to this point now irreversible? Has Bill Gates received an mRNA shot? I mean really received it and not a fake? Have all these other so-called leaders really been vaccinated? And their children? Will this become the new definition of “elite”?

    Soon, when your “number comes up”, this expression will have a whole new meaning. Your death will be a celebration of your contribution to the reduction of our planet’s overpopulation. This is the coming evolution of the cult of environmentalism. Your number coming up will mean, firstly, you were compliant enough to have a number. Secondly, since you became a number your elimination was a statistic, not the tragic than the death of a beloved human.

    Hey, it’s not our fault we imagine such things. Governments withholding information, along with msm lies by omission, have forced us to pattern recognize with limited info because this is what people do.

    Google the digitization of humanity and many non-menacing articles come up. That’s menacing enough for me.

  3. Japanese hospitals on brink of ‘collapse’ with beds & ventilators running out just eight weeks before Oly…
    Olivia Burke
    6-7 minutes

    HOSPITALS in Japan are on the brink of collapse amid a huge influx of Covid cases – just eight weeks before the country is due to host the Olympics.

    Hospitals in Osaka, Japan’s second-largest city, are at breaking point as the fourth wave of the pandemic sweeps the nation, sparking calls for the international sporting event to be scrapped.

    • Remember 6th grade math? If A=B and B=C……A=C. If Hamas is a terrorist organization and CAIR is Hamas……CAIR is a terrorist organization.

    • GUN violence.
      Autonomus GUNS, marauding GUNS, out of CONTROL in our deep blue, demonrat-sjw cities.

      The real question, everyone’s thinking, but no one dares ask:
      Why are we not focussing on theseRAYcisss UFOs?

      Deal with the ROOTS of the problem, of which GUN VIOLENCE is merely the expression.
      The victims, as usual, are urban Black and Brown innocents, UNIVERSAL throwaways.

      The police obviously can’t cope
      They can't be trusted anyway.

      UFOs are obviously in cahoots with the devils in the Republican Party, the TRUMP base.

      UFOs and MAGA.
      • • • If A=B and B=C……A=C
      • UFOs = autonomous, RAYcisss GUNS
      MAGA = GUNS
      ==> UFOs = MAGA……
      ====> quod erat DemonStrandum

  4. Australia is stamping its authority in the Chinese commodity market and CCP is left riled up
    •May 25, 2021

  5. Sky News Australia – Information on vaccines getting better ‘almost by the day’

    …It comes amid discussions about implementing incentives for vaccination – an initiative which Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly has called for.

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    • sky news australia – Lotteries, free beer, tuition fees: CMO touts incentives to combat jab hesitancy

      Anything from lotteries to free beer giveaways could soon be on the table to encourage hesitant Australians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

      Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly has spruiked major incentives as a means to lure Australians to receive the jab.

      “We really do need to look for incentives – as many incentives as we can – for people to become vaccinated,” he said.

      Overseas, multi-million-dollar cash lotteries with catchy campaign slogans and subsidised tuition fees have been used to promote a high vaccine uptake.

      It comes as Prime Minister Scott Morrison prepares to take his vaccine passport proposal to the National Cabinet for approval.

      People aged between 50-69 are currently showing the greatest hesitancy when it comes to receiving the vaccine due to a rare blood clot condition linked with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

      • Anna Marriott, health policy at Oxfam, a member of the People’s vaccine Alliance, said:
        These billionaires are the human face of the huge profits many pharmaceutical corporations are making from the monopoly they hold on these vaccines. These vaccines are funded by public money and should be first and foremost a global public good, not a private profit opportunity.

        New Vaccine Billionaires:
        Stephane Bancel CEO Moderna 4.3 billion

        Ugar Sahin CEO and co-founder BioNTech 4 billion

        Timothy Springer immunologist and founding investor of Moderna 2.2 billion

        Noubar Afeyan. Moderna’s chairman 1.9 billion

        Juan Lopez-Belmont’s, chairman of Rovi made a deal with Moderna to make their vaccine. 1.8 billion

        Robert Langer. Scientist and founding investor in Moderna 1.6 billion

        Zhu-Tao, co-founder and chief scientist officer at Can-Cino Biologics 1.3

        Qiu Dongxu. Co-founder and senior VP Can-Sino Biologics 1.2 billion

        Mao Huihua co-founder and senior VP at Can-Sino Biologics 1 billion

        Also profited from the pandemic are:
        Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, BILL GATES, and Googles Larry Page and Sergei Bhin
        Adding 488 billion dollars to their fortunes since the beginning of 2020.

    • Hong Kong could soon throw away millions of unused COVID-19 vaccine doses

      Hong Kong might soon have to discard millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses.

      The city’s first batch of Pfizer vaccines are reportedly expiring in three months.

      Hong Kong has more than three million Pfizer doses, but barely 40% have been used.

      The city bought two batches of 7.5 million doses of Pfizer and China’s Sinovac.

      It’s one of the few places in the world that has secured more than enough vaccines for its entire population.

      Less than 15% of its population have received two doses.

      Distrust in the government, online misinformation and a lack of urgency have led to vaccine hesitancy.

    • CBC – Lack of trust fuels vaccine hesitancy in Russia

      Roughly 10 per cent of Russia’s population has received a COVID-19 vaccine, the lowest rate among developed countries, something experts and citizens say is because of a lack of trust about the Sputnik V vaccine.

    • Encouraging hand hygiene through scent of traditional plants

      An indigenous family-owned health business is gaining popularity after creating hand sanitization products inspired by the scents of traditional medicinal plants.

      Bailey Nitti has more on the business who is helping to fight the spread of COVID-19.

      • Funny how before this virus was ever introduced to the world, a person with allergies was kind of protected from all the scents. Many dentist’s offices, doctor’s offices, stores and churches reminded people not to wear cologne, perfumes….. now people with allergies can FORGETABOUTIT.

    • the gateway pundit – America’s Frontline Doctors Sue the Federal Government to Prevent Forcing Experimental COVID Vaccines on US Children

      The courageous group of doctors, America’s Frontline Doctors, are suing the US Federal government for pushing COVID vaccines.

      America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) today filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama requesting a temporary restraining order against the emergency use authorization (EUA) permitting using the COVID-19 vaccines in children under the age of 16, and that no further expansion of the EUAs to children under the age of 16 be granted prior to the resolution of these issues at trial.

      The case will challenge the EUAs for the injections on several counts, based on the law and scientific evidence that the EUAs should never have been granted, the EUAs should be revoked immediately, the injections are dangerous biological agents that have the potential to cause substantially greater harm than the COVID-19 disease itself, and that numerous laws have been broken in the process of granting these EUAs and foisting these injections on the American people.

      AFLDS Founder Dr. Simone Gold spoke about the reasons for filing the motion: “We doctors are pro-vaccine, but this is not a vaccine,” she said. “This is an experimental biological agent whose harms are well-documented (although suppressed and censored) and growing rapidly, and we will not support using America’s children as guinea pigs.”

    • reuters – More than half of American adults vaccinated against COVID-19

      More than half of all adults in the United States have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said, roughly six weeks before President Joe Biden’s July 4 goal of 70% of the adult population receiving at least one shot

    • zero hedge – Ron Paul: How Texas Killed COVID

      The pro-lockdown “experts” were shocked. If a state as big as Texas joined Florida and succeeded in thumbing its nose at “the science” – which told us that for the first time in history healthy people should be forced to stay in their houses and wear oxygen-restricting face masks – then the lockdown narrative would begin falling apart.

      President Biden famously attacked the decision as “Neanderthal thinking.” Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa warned that, with this order, Abbott would “kill Texans.” Incoming CDC Director Rochelle Walensky tearfully told us about her feelings of “impending doom.”

      When the poster child for Covid lockdowns Dr. Fauci was asked several weeks later why cases and deaths continued to evaporate in Texas, he answered simply, “I’m not sure.” That moment may have been a look at the man behind the proverbial curtain, who projected his power so confidently until confronted with reality.

      Now a new study appearing as a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, highlighted recently in Reason Magazine, has found “no evidence that the reopening affected the rate of new COVID-19 cases in the five-week period following the reopening. …State-level COVID-19 mortality rates were unaffected by the March 10 reopening.”

      […]However, some very important questions remain to be answered as the Covid panic across the United States is finally starting to recede.

      First, will anyone be held responsible for the thousands who died because of the prohibition on safe treatments such as hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin that have since been shown to be effective against Covid-19?

      As soon as Donald Trump mentioned that hydroxychloroquine might be effective against the virus, the “experts” circled the wagons. It was banned for use, until it later was quietly un-banned.

      The politicization of medicine is anti-science, anti-human, and anti-American. Will those who needlessly died due to this politicization finally get their justice?

      […]Third, thanks to Senator Rand Paul, we are now all aware of Dr. Fauci’s role in funding gain-of-function research on viruses in China.

      Will we be able to find out exactly why we are being forced to pay for the mad scientist research into how to create more deadly viruses? Can we opt-out of this funding?

      Though Greg Abbott deserves much criticism for shutting Texas down, his re-opening decree effectively ended Covid tyranny across the country. We are thankful for that. Now we must resolve to never let this happen again.

    • the gateway pundit – First Man to Get Covid-19 Vaccine in UK Dies of ‘Unrelated Illness’

      Bill Shakespeare made headlines in December for being the first man to get the Covid vaccine in the UK.

      Shakespeare, 81, died of an “unrelated illness” 5 months after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech jab.

      According to British media, Shakespeare died of a stroke and it had nothing to do with the experimental Covid jab. Case closed.

      more :

    • Senate Cheers After Passing Rand Paul’s Amendment Banning Gain-Of-Function Research In China

      The Senate approves Rand Paul’s (R-KY) amendment to a bill that bans all gain of function research in China from receiving US funding by unanimous voice vote.

    • Xavier Becerra at WHO calling for second phase investigation into coronavirus origins

      The U.S. called for international experts to be allowed to evaluate the source of the coronavirus and the “early days of the outbreak” in a second phase of an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus U.S. health secretary Xavier Becerra said in a video message to the annual ministerial meeting of the World Health Organization.

    • Sky News Australia – An ‘awful lot’ of Victorians will be booking in vaccinations after new outbreak

      Liberal Senator Jane Hume says she expects there will be an “awful lot of people” in Victoria booking their COVID vaccinations today following the latest outbreak.

    • WHO calls for 10% jabbed in every country by September

      The 74th session of the World Health Assembly opened virtually on Monday in Geneva, with a focus on ending the COVID-19 pandemic and preventing a future one by building a healthier, safer and fairer world.

      WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called for a huge global effort to enable 10 percent of each nation’s population to be inoculated by September.

  6. What does Greg Abbott and A G Ken Paxton have to say about:

    On March 24, 2021, Collin County, Texas Judge Andrea Thompson (Republican) ordered in the matter of a married couple, Salma Mariam Ayad vs Ayad Hashim Latin to refer their divorce case to a Muslim Court of Fiqh Panel????

  7. 18 Cases of Heart Inflammation After COVID-19 Vaccination Reported in Connecticut
    By Zachary Stieber
    May 25, 2021 Updated: May 25, 2021
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    A single state has recorded 18 cases of myocarditis in people who received a COVID-19 vaccine. All of the cases in Connecticut required hospitalization.

    Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Deirdre Gifford told reporters during a virtual press briefing on Monday that the cases have been “rare” and “mild.”

    But she added later when asked how many of the patients were hospitalized, “All of the cases that were reported to us were individuals that were hospitalized, the vast majority for a couple of days.”

    “One individual that we’re aware of is still hospitalized. The other 17 have been sent home and they’re doing fine,” she said.

  8. Biden’s DOJ announces plan to appeal order to release Trump obstruction memo
    Edmund DeMarche
    4 minutes

    The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that it plans to partially appeal a court ruling earlier this month that called for the release of a legal memorandum the Trump-era Justice Department prepared for then-Attorney General William Barr before he announced his conclusion that President Trump did not obstruct justice during the Russia investigation.

    The DOJ announced its decision just before the midnight deadline and appealed to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson to stay her May 3 decision during the appeal process.

    The department, which is led by Attorney General Merrick Garland, said in a court filing that the government “acknowledges that its briefs could have been clearer, and it deeply regrets the confusion that caused. But the government’s counsel and declarants did not intend to mislead the Court.”

  9. Washington Post reporter: Media dismissed lab leak reports BECAUSE Trump discussed it
    May 25, 2021 Jimmy Brown Latest News, Politics 5 Comments

    The corporate press spent much of the pandemic dismissing the theory that COVID-19 could have accidentally leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology because former President Donald Trump talked about it, according to Washington Post senior reporter Aaron Blake.

    “It has become evident that some corners of the mainstream media overcorrected when it came to one particular theory from Trump and his allies: that the coronavirus emanated from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, rather than naturally,” Blake wrote in an analysis piece published Monday. “It’s also true that many criticisms of the coverage are overwrought and that Trump’s and his allies’ claims invited and deserved skepticism.”

    Blake explained that the media was justified in being skeptical of the lab leak theory because Trump and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had leaned in “hard” to the theory without providing “even piecemeal evidence” to support their claims.

  10. Even with a Deal, the Mullahs Will Pursue Nukes
    Majid Rafizadeh
    6-8 minutes

    The argument that negotiating and reaching a nuclear deal with the mullahs of Iran will curb their nuclear ambitions and prevent the Iranian regime from obtaining nuclear weapons is, sadly, a dangerous fantasy. Pictured: The Isfahan uranium enrichment facility in Isfahan, Iran. (Photo by Getty Images)

    The argument that negotiating and reaching a nuclear deal with the mullahs of Iran will curb their nuclear ambitions and prevent the Iranian regime from obtaining nuclear weapons is, sadly, a dangerous fantasy.

    The nuclear deal has sunset clauses that soon remove restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program after the deal expires. In short, the nuclear deal, rather than preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, as it was falsely touted to do, in fact paves the way for Tehran to become a legitimized nuclear state after it concludes.

  11. HATE IN BROOKLYN: NYPD Investigating Two Incidents; Boys Assaulted In Flatbush, Jews Attacked In Boro Park – The Yeshiva World
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    The NYPD is investigating two possible hate incidents late Motzei Shabbos.

    Sources tell YWN that at around 7:30PM, two Jewish teens were assaulted on Ocean Parkway and 18th Avenue. The victims claim a group of men exited a Toyota Camry and assaulted them.

    The boys say they were forced to say “Free Palestine”, and were repeatedly punched. They claim another few men surrounded them with baseball bats.

    The boys say that a Muslim Uber driver saved their lives when he passed by and saw what was happening. He drove them to where they were staying for Shabbos, in the area of Avenue R and East 12th Street.

    Meanwhile, a short while later, a group of men exited a vehicle on 16th Avenue and 49th Street in the heart of Boro Park, and began yelling anti-Semitic slurs at Jews on the street. One man reportedly spit at Jewish pedestrians while yelling “kill the Jews”. Another man punched a car mirror, breaking it.

    The NYPD is looking into the possibility that both incidents are connected. A massive NYPD response was called late Motzei Shabbos, and a Level 1 Mobilization was requested

  12. Biden Absent From Notre Dame’s 2021 Commencement After 4,300 People Sign Petition Uninviting Him
    Andrea Morris
    3-4 minutes

    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (AP Photo)

    President Joe Biden did not speak at the University of Notre Dame’s 2021 commencement Sunday, although he was originally invited to the event.

    A White House spokesperson told the Catholic News Agency that the president could not attend due to a scheduling conflict, after 4,300 members of the college community signing a petition asking the university president not to invite him.

    The letter addressed to the Rev. John I. Jenkins, the university president, draws attention to Biden’s “pro-abortion and anti-religious liberty agenda.”

    “He rejects Church teachings on abortion, marriage, sex and gender and is hostile to religious liberty,” the letter reads. “He embraces the most pro-abortion and anti-religious liberty public policy program in history. The case against honoring him is immeasurably stronger than it was against honoring President Obama, an action that alienated countless Catholics and brought upon Notre Dame the harsh criticism of 83 cardinals, archbishops and bishops.”

  13. Here’s some real white supremacy: The phony word ‘Latinx’

    Question: Who uses the term “Latinx”?
    Answer: White, left-wing English speakers.

    Question: Who doesn’t use the term “Latinx”?
    Answer: Latinos and Latinas.

    Per a Pew Research Poll conducted in December 2019, only 3% of Hispanics use the term “Latinx.” Three percent! You are more likely to find a Whole Foods customer wearing a MAGA hat than you are to find an Hispanic who identifies as Latinx….

    “Latinx” is a white supremacist term used by racist, left-wing Americans to marginalize Spanish speakers and to disparage their culture.

    The term “Latinx” itself is overtly racist. Not only is Latinx not a Spanish word, it can’t even be pronounced in Spanish. How offensively paternalistic maternalistic mxternxlistic(?) is it of liberal, white Americans to rip the identity from brown-skinned people, and then impose on them a new identity, which is an unpronounceable collection of consonants…and THEN demand that Hispanics identify by this new, unpronounceable English word.

    One of the embarrassing bigotries of left-wing, monolingual, white supremacists is that they are oblivious to the fact that the entire Spanish language is gendered. Because of their racist ignorance of the Spanish language, they don’t understand that the gender of a noun is indicated by the definite article (“el” / “la” ) or the indefinite article (“un” / “una” ) more so than if a word ends in “a” instead of “o”….

  14. EXCLUSIVE: China has Infiltrated the U.S. Military Biodefense Program at Fort Detrick
    Joe Hoft
    6-7 minutes

    By Lawrence Sellin and Anna Chen
    The shocking story of how China has infiltrated the U.S. military biodefense program at Fort Detrick.

    Chunying Hua, spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, has promoted the conspiracy theory that Fort Detrick is the origin of the COVID-19 virus.

    Although such a claim is patently ridiculous, there may be a kernel of truth in it, given how much knowledge and skills may have been obtained by Chinese scientists working in Fort Detrick’s virus laboratories.

  15. Biden Administration Ramps Up IRS Enforcement – Frontpagemag
    Michael Cutler
    10-12 minutes

    While encouraging massive immigration law violations.

    It is hardly a secret that I have been critical of the efforts by a succession of administrations to fairly but effectively enforce our nation’s immigration laws and secure our borders against the un-inspected entry of huge numbers of aliens into the United States.

    My testimony at numerous congressional hearings conducted in the House and Senate provides incontrovertible evidence of my grave concerns about multiple failures of a succession of administrations, from both political parties, to secure our nation’s borders, enforce our immigration laws from within the interior of the United States and, in general, imbue our immigration system with true integrity to protect America and Americans while honoring America’s proud tradition of being a nation built by immigrants.

  16. What Happened to the 10th Amendment? – Frontpagemag
    Robert Curry
    8-10 minutes

    What Biden and his handlers intend to do with federal power.

    Frontpage Magazine is dedicated to the profound truth that inside every Progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out. According to the Progressives, more government is the answer, always. For them, the constitutional limits on the power of government the founders had so carefully crafted are actually defects which must be eliminated. Their aim is total government; their strategy is to achieve total government step-by-step, progressively.

    Michael Finch, the President of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, has an excellent article over at the American Thinker making clear where the Progressives are in their fight against the Constitution. He identifies what the Biden administration intends to accomplish—nothing less than completing the project of centralizing power in the federal government begun by the Progressives over a century ago. Finch very correctly observes that “the 10th Amendment, with its clear limitations on federal power, has been seriously eroded over the past century,” and that Biden and his handlers intend to put an end to the remaining limitations on federal power.

  17. Take Heart, America: You Are Not Done Yet – Frontpagemag
    Katie Hopkins
    5-7 minutes

    You have the fight within you.

    Have you stopped watching the news, or reading traditional media?

    A cursory glance across today’s BBC headlines exemplifies the worst of it:

    ‘Germany bans travelers from the UK!’

    ‘CDC advises Americans not to kiss chickens!’ (not a joke)

    ‘Water so toxic it could burn your eyes!’

    ‘Should all children get the COVID vaccine!’

    It is hard to imagine a world more utterly at odds with itself than the one we are living in now. I just took a break from my screen to grab some breakfast and was greeted by this:

    Individually wrapped apples.

    By the time some poor kitchen staffer wrapped these apples, two meters of plastic wrap have been used unnecessarily and most of these unappetizing things will hit the trash — without so much as a bite being taken from them.

    I wonder: Just who we are saving and from what?

    Certainly not ourselves from our own insanity.

    But save ourselves we must. We cannot simply resign ourselves to looking the other way, or avoiding all the nonsense we are surrounded by. Our children remind us daily that we have to find a way to endure, and to prevail through this to get to the other side of it and to try and restore some kind of normality or dignity to humanity or the places we want to live.

    I have been accused of trivializing the horrors of our present humanity with my comedy. One lady from a church audience in Colorado emailed me to tell me that she was not impressed by me trying to be funny and that she was not prepared to laugh at the terrible state of the world we live in.

    And I have no wish to change her mind, I completely understand and accept her point of view. I remember my own father once being chastised for being too jovial at a family funeral. I wonder if it is our way of being awkward around pain, or our genuine wish to cheer other people up.

    Regardless, as I have traveled across America for the last three months on the road to lift up our side there are a few things that I like to remind us of:

    I am a respectful foreigner and an outsider, and readily acknowledge this. I like to say:

    “You chased our British asses out of this fine country once before.”

    The other day a tall gentleman with a fine beard leapt to his feet and shouted:


    This gentleman makes my first point for me. You have the fight within you. Americans are different from Brits because you are built differently, your Constitution is hard-wired into your soul. If I cut you open, somewhere inside you is a visceral understanding that your right to life and liberty and happiness is God-given, and no man has the power to take those rights away.

    You are different from us because you still have your Second Amendment, no matter how much it is challenged, or the target of incessant grabs by the Left. I assert that at no time in modern history has there been a greater cache of weapons across America. This nation is home to the greatest citizen militia of all time.

    Clearly I am not advocating violence of any kind, nor am I pushing for a time when the American people are pitted against the great America military.

    But please take it from this unarmed Brit, who has been told an attack on her family is imminent yet has been left without any way of defending my children: your position is far stronger because of your right to bear arms. And the generation of Americans who bore witness to George W. Bush will never let that be taken away.

    Finally, America is not — and never has been — a democracy. You are a Republic — the difference put succinctly by Loren Culp, the long-shot Republican candidate for governor of Washington, who said in a recent interview: “democracy is mob rule” and “famous Chinese leaders like Mao Zedong and Mikhail Gorbachev loved democracy because democracy is a step toward socialism, which is a step towards communism.”

    I’d argue that the above point has never been more prescient.

    America is not one country in the English sense. As I move across this great Republic, individual states are rising to defend their God-given freedoms and it has been awe-inspiring to watch.

    Strong red states are preventing blue mob rule taking over. Florida has been unofficially rebranded to the “Free State of Florida” because of the fight put up by Governor DeSantis. South Dakotans refuse to be cowed. In Texas, there is defiance against tyrannical school boards and in Arizona, the people of Maricopa County refuse to be beaten down.

    Red Californians are as blood red as it is possible to be, refusing to leave their state, determined to fight back to make it Red again. Colorado rejects Bolder, just as Texans reject Austin or Minnesotans reject Minneapolis. Just as the stars align on your banner, so too the red states now align to defend your freedoms. The coalition of red states is building.

    It makes the hairs on my arms stand on end. America is not done yet, and nor will she be. You have your God-given freedoms. You have your Second Amendment and you belong to a mighty Republic.

    I say this as a respectful foreigner and a Brit (a people you have chased out of this country TWICE before): America is and remains the greatest nation on the face of the planet earth.

    (Richard: The video below fits with what she is saying.)

  18. Vatican launches ambitious “Laudato si’ Platform” to promote environmental change

    The platform will help groups and individuals create long-term plans to help the environment.

  19. Church

    Westminster, England, England’s Catholic Cardinal Vincent Nichols, appointed a practicing Muslim, Nazis Afzal to be the Chair of the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency. do you really want a Muslim in charge of protecting children whose law (Shari’ah) allows adult men to marry 6 year olds?

    In his first official duties, Afzul launched a Twitter attack on American pro-lifers who object to the experimental COVID -19 vaccine, calling them “hypocrites who have no shame”. “Just watched Americans who oppose COVID vaccine use slogan “my body, my choice” and yet they have no choice when it comes to their bodies”, Afzal tweeted.

    When the UK Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt expressed his desire to see a reduction on the legal time limit on abortion from 24 to 12 weeks, Afzal shot back, saying Hunt had “No right to decide what a woman does with her body”.

    The appointment of a practicing Muslim raises question “Were there no highly qualified Catholics eligible for this position”?

    More madness

  20. The Biden administration is segregating restaurant owners by race in prioritizing pandemic financial aid, barring white male restaurant owners from applying to a multi-billion dollar restaurant stimulus fund for three weeks, by which time the money may run out.

    A lawyer said the move may be unconstitutional since the preferences are not remedying losses caused by government racial discrimination, but rather offsetting losses from a virus that ravaged the industry as a whole.

    The Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a $28.6 billion pandemic fund targeted at the hard-hit restaurant industry, was approved this year in Democrats’ $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill and began accepting applications from restaurants around the country on May 3.

  21. Man Who Protested Drag Queen Story Hour Faces Political Retaliation From Antifa and The FBI

    It all begin in March 2020, when anarchists doxed Joseph Berger of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania in response to his participation in a community protest against the use of the local public library to host Drag Queen Story Hour. A 2019 poll featured on Lehigh Valley Live found that 71% of people said they opposed the event.

    Soon after being doxed, Berger began receiving threatening messages from Telegram accounts using “Terrorwave” aesthetics, associated with the “Siege” subculture, that sent him photographs taken of him at a public venue and claimed to have his personal information.

    According to evidence reviewed by National Justice, the likely doxer was Paul Minton, a Philadelphia Antifa organizer who in 2001 was convicted of participating in a homicide, but was able to take a no jail plea bargain after serving as a cooperating witness.

    Then in May 2020, following this encounter, Berger’s identity was stolen and cyber criminals attempted to open up fraudulent credit cards in his name.

    But Berger believes there may be more to the story than meets the eye after realizing he was being investigated by the FBI. It is possible that this may have been a trick to get him to hand over his bank account information without a warrant. This incident is the subject of a “Right to Know” request he has recently petitioned for.

    The raid was so theatrically over the top that it even made the news on The Morning Call.

    According to Berger, the search warrant was over solvent traps — a perfectly legal tool to catch oil from firearms while they are being cleaned.

    The ATF has publicly suggested that solvent traps are legal as long as users do not alter them. But in the last year, the FBI and DHS have been capitalizing on this legal gray area to punish people for political reasons.

    The January search warrant was not only authorized to look for solvent traps, but also “white supremacist literature,” meaning that the gun technicality was nothing more than an excuse. During the raid, federal agents seized a playing card game that features images of Nazi soldiers on them, all of the firearms in the home, and a computer.

  22. Ontario public health officials will offer the province’s remaining inventory of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to those awaiting their second dose of the shot, saying new studies show the risk of adverse effects is low enough to proceed.

    Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams says those who received their first AstraZeneca dose between March 10 and 19 can book a second shot as soon as this week.

    Others who wish to wait until 12 weeks from their first dose will be allowed to do so, Williams said.

    Pharmacist Abraam Rafael administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Maureen Doyle at his pharmacy in Toronto, Sunday, March 14, 2021 as Ontario starts administering the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 to residents aged 60-64. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

    But it appears the first cohort of AstraZeneca vaccine recipients are being asked to take the shot early simply to keep the province’s remaining doses from expiring.

    Note the focus: take your second shot early not because it is safe to do so, but because it will be easier for the bureaucrats.

  23. After 6-3 Supreme Court Takes Up Case – Democrats Quickly Threaten To Go Ahead And Pack The Court
    Adam Casalino
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    After 6-3 Supreme Court Takes Up Case – Democrats Quickly Threaten To Go Ahead And Pack The Court
    What’s Happening:

    Democrats are panicking. What else is new?

    Even with a slim majority in Congress—and their puppet in the White House—Democrats still have a major weak spot in their socialist agenda: the Supreme Court.

    Trump left the court in a good situation, with a 6-3 conservative majority.

    That means Democrats can’t ram their agenda through the courts and get away with it.

    But they are even more nervous, now that Trump’s SCOTUS just took up a major case. And as they grow desperate, Democrats make more threats.

  24. Turkish television shows are popular fare throughout the Muslim world during Ramadan, full of tales of palace intrigue and the criminal underworld.

    This year’s surprise hit, however, isn’t fictional.

    The notorious real-life mob boss Sedat Peker has electrified Turkey with a series of YouTube videos over the last three weeks in which he has levelled an array of allegations – including murder, rape, rampant corruption and drug trafficking – at prominent Turkish government figures.

    The dizzying claims stretch back decades and are unsubstantiated. But the timing of Peker’s hour-long monologues, in which he portrays himself as a whistleblower, is devastating for Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, whose party is already struggling in the polls amid Turkey’s economic misery and criticism over handling of the pandemic.

    Peker’s seven episodes to date, of a promised 12 in total, took time to register in Turkey’s traditional media, which since a coup attempt in 2016 has been tightly controlled by the state. On various online platforms, however, the videos have racked up more than 30m views. The video series, titled Sedat Peker vs AKP (Erdo?an’s ruling Justice and Development party), briefly became the world’s top rated television show on the Internet Movie Database until the entry was removed on Monday.

    Peker, 49, rose to notoriety in the 1990s, the peak of Turkey’s political-mafia nexus, when intelligence agencies were revealed to have collaborated with gangsters to carry out political assassinations. He has served several prison sentences.

  25. TORONTO — The Department of National Defence says a military officer is facing charges after allegedly urging other members of the Canadian Armed Forces not to help with the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

    Officer Cadet Ladislas Kenderesi has been charged with one count of persuading another person to join in a mutiny and one count of behaving in a scandalous manner unbecoming of an officer.

    The charges follow a speech at an anti-lockdown rally in Toronto in December in which a man appeared in full military uniform and spoke out against what he called “killer” vaccines.

  26. (CNN)Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday signed a bill into law banning the use of so-called vaccine passports in the state.
    The law, which went into effect immediately, prohibits any government entity from issuing vaccine passports while blocking businesses from requiring any such documentation.
    “I am supportive of a voluntary vaccine and by signing this bill into law, I am only further solidifying that conviction,” Ivey said in a statement after signing the legislation. “I made the choice to get the COVID-19 vaccine and glad for the peace of mind it brings. I encourage any Alabamian who has not gotten their shot to roll up their sleeves, and if you have questions, consult with your health care provider.”

    The legislation, which cleared the state Legislature earlier this month, defines vaccine passports broadly as “documentation of an immunization.”

  27. Germany’s antitrust watchdog has launched a probe into whether Google Germany, Google Ireland and its parent company Alphabet (GOOGL.O) are exploiting their market dominance in the way they handle data, it said on Tuesday.

    The Federal Cartel Office said the investigation would consider whether the tech giant offers users enough choice in how it uses their data across the wide range of digital services it provides.

    Google said people use its services because they are helpful, not because they are forced to do so or because they cannot find any alternatives.

    “We give people easy control over how their information is used and we limit the use of personal information,” spokesman Ralf Bremer said, adding Google would assist the cartel office with its inquiries.

    The Bonn-based watchdog has made use of enhanced powers it was accorded under recent reforms to Germany’s competition laws to open new probes into Facebook (FB.O) and Amazon (AMZN.O) over their data practices. read more

    In Google’s case, it will examine whether its range of digital services, spanning search, YouTube, Maps, its Android smartphone operating system and Chrome browser, mean the company has a dominant position across markets.

  28. Toronto Canada – – under Doug Ford and Justine Trudeau’s LOCKDOWNS

    For the third week in a row antisemitism and support for terrorism was on display at a massive protest in downtown Toronto.

    Over a 1000 anti-Israeli barbarians marched from Yonge-Dundas Square to the Israeli consulate at Yonge and Bloor. Pouring red paint on the consulate stairs. Shouting repeatedly for an “intafada” – – use of suicide bombers, shootings, stabbing, car-ramming and other forms of attack against Israelis.

    Some carried signs depicting Israeli Jews as pigs and others had signs equating the Israeli Defence Forces with Nazi SS. Organizers also bizarrely asserted that “Canada is part of Israel”.

    Last weeks March the barbarians threatened Jews by recalling the Battle of Khaybar. There were no fines given out, the police permitted and safeguarded Saturday’s protestors and the protestors denounced the police as racist and colonial!

    Oh Canada, my not so nice land!

  29. Manhattan DA Reportedly Assembles Grand Jury In Criminal Probe Of Trump Organization

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has convened a grand jury to hear evidence in his office’s investigation into the Trump Organization, the Washington Post reported Tuesday, advancing a criminal probe of former President Donald Trump and his company’s finances.

    The grand jury will sit for six months, and it’s expected to hear multiple cases including the Trump Organization probe, the Post reported, citing two unnamed sources.

    In New York State, grand juries operate in secret and are responsible for deciding whether prosecutors have enough evidence to charge somebody with a crime, a crucial first step before a criminal trial can begin.

    Vance still hasn’t accused Trump or any of his associates of committing a crime.

    Trump has cast Vance’s investigation as baseless and politically motivated.

    Vance’s office declined to comment on or confirm the Post’s report to Forbes, and the Trump Organization did not respond to a request for comment.

    Vance’s investigation began in 2019 as a probe into alleged hush money payments to pornstar Stormy Daniels. Since then, the investigation has grown considerably: In recent months, prosecutors have reportedly interviewed Trump’s business partners, poured through tax records and scrutinized loans the company took out on Manhattan skyscrapers. Vance’s office says it’s looking into whether the company committed bank and insurance fraud. In particular, prosecutors may be looking into former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s allegation that the Trump Organization has misled banks, insurance companies and the government about the value of its real estate holdings. Cohen claims the company exaggerated its properties’ value to gain more favorable lending terms, and minimized their worth to pay lower taxes.

    Last week, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced her office is also pursuing a criminal investigation into the Trump Organization, working alongside Vance. James’ office opened a civil probe into the company two years ago, focusing partly on Cohen’s claims.

    Trump called the two criminal probes a “witch hunt” and an “investigation that is in desperate search of a crime” last week, claiming Vance and James — both of whom are Democrats — are trying to discredit him and prevent him from running for president again.

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