Reader’s links for August 31, 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.

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86 Replies to “Reader’s links for August 31, 2021”

  1. I’ll have to stop by the BC Richmond t&t soon and see if the still have this poster about their employee vax rate :/

    Meanwhile London drugs
    Employees will be required to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status and booster vaccination status, and show government documentation to their manager so that it can be tracked.

    Those who cannot be vaccinated for medically approved reasons or other protected legal grounds will be accommodated; however, they will be required to be tested with an approved COVID-19 test based on their hours of work and exposure. Similarly, employees who choose not to get vaccinated, share documentation, or receive booster doses will need to “submit to ongoing testing to be eligible for work hours.


    London Drugs stresses that it will not be introducing proof of vaccination for customers at this time.

  2. CBC – Feed stores field calls about horse dewormer cited as COVID-19 treatment

    Canadian feed stores are receiving a deluge of calls from people asking to buy IVERMECTIN because of misinformation that suggests the drug, usually used to deworm horses and other livestock, can be used to treat COVID-19 in humans.

    • Ivermectin – What you need to know

      Some people are using a drug for livestock to prevent COVID, but it’s actually making them sick.

    • CBC – Feed shops see demand for ivermectin despite health warnings

      Feed shops have seen increased demand for IVERMECTIN, commonly used to deworm livestock, to treat or prevent COVID-19, despite health warnings that it doesn’t work and isn’t safe for human consumption.

    • Judge orders Ohio hospital to treat COVID-19 patient with IVERMECTIN, despite CDC warnings

      Despite a hospital’s initial refusal, a judge ruled in favor of a woman seeking to have an animal dewormer drug given to her husband hospitalized with COVID-19.

    • Louisville doctor warns public not to take horse dewormer IVERMECTIN to treat COVID-19

      A drug mainly used to treat parasites in farm animals has seen a dramatic rise in use for COVID-19 in spite of no clinical proof it treats or prevents the respiratory disease.

      Ivermectin is primarily used as deworming drug in horses and other livestock, but social media postings have led to an increased demand for the drug only rarely used in humans and never for COVID-19.

    • AUSTRALIA – Ivermectin can kill COVID-19 within 48 hours’, Monash University study finds

      Craig Kelly MP attempted to debate Australian medical researchers innovation and discovery of uses for Ivermectin, but is silenced by MP’s that want the facts censored.

    • FDA urges people to stop taking Ivermectin for COVID-19

      The FDA is urging people to stop taking IVERMECTIN because large doses can be extremely dangerous and it has not been approved for use in treating or preventing COVID-19 in humans.

    • Ontario Government to introduce vaccine passports: Sources

      Speculations that vaccine passports won’t be available in the province until November.

      Ontario Liberal party leader, Steven Del Duca joins us to talk about the future of the possible system.

      • Vaccine passports in Ontario

        “No, we are not going to do it”, said the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford in mid-July. “We are NOT going to have a split society”. I am not in favour of a mandatory certification and neither, by the way, is the chief medical officer.”

    • sky news UK – COVID-19 booster vaccines: What you need to know

      People in the UK could be offered a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine from September.

      And they’re not alone, the US plans to follow suit and Israel’s booster rollout is well underway.

      Here is everything you need to know about a possible third jab.

    • Deutsche Pravda – Fact check: Do COVID-19 vaccines protect against the delta variant?

      Worldwide, some people died of the delta variant despite being fully vaccinated.

      Is the COVID-19 vaccination no longer sufficient?

      A look at the facts shows: Yes, complete vaccinations are still the best protection you can get against delta.

    • Deutsche Pravda – Where did the coronavirus come from?

      Where did the virus behind COVID-19 come from? It’s a question that’s dogged researchers since the early days of the pandemic.

      Most maintain it jumped from bats to humans in a Chinese market.

      Some claim it could have other origins – in particular, a breakout from a lab working with viruses.

      Getting answers hasn’t been easy. China has been guarded.

      And scientists warn that the window to finding COVID’s true origin is closing fast.

      The debate that has turned highly-political, at times threatening to overshadow management of the pandemic itself.

      Solving the puzzle is still critical.

      Determining the origin of Sars-Cov-2 could help outbreaks of new diseases, and stop future pandemics before they start.

      A new US-intelligence report also fails to settle on an origin theory.

      But it does give a small peek into the ongoing debate.

      An unclassified summary of that report says outright that it’s unlikely the virus was developed as a biological weapon, or that Chinese officials even knew about the virus.
      Most intelligence agencies in the US still think it was a transmission that occurred outside of the lab.

      But the report doesn’t dismiss the lab-accident theory, saying one agency concluded that account was more probable, while two other agencies said they couldn’t reject the idea.

      The report said more evidence is needed, in particular early clinical samples of the virus.
      That appears unlikely to happen, and it means the debate over origin will continue.


      MikE'R 19 hours ago

      Its like finding mc Donald's rubbish outside a McDonald's and saying it came from burger King


    • NY – Gov. Hochul announces mandatory weekly COVID testing program for unvaccinated school staff

      Gov. Kathy Hochul said Tuesday she will work with localities, the state health department, and other health agencies to put in place a mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing program for unvaccinated public and charter school employees.

    • sky news Australia -Berejiklian: No complaints from unvaccinated residents when NSW reopens

      […]“It’s really important to know that when we open up, those that are unvaccinated won’t be allowed to do other things because they will be exposed,” she said.

      “That is why at 70 per cent double dose, the freedoms will extend to people that are fully vaccinated.

      “We cannot afford to have the unvaccinated exposed to venues and we can’t afford to have the unvaccinated susceptible to disease, to get disease.

      “That is why at 70 per cent double dose I don’t want people who have chosen to be unvaccinated complain when we get to 70 per cent.”

    • reuters – Canada to resettle 5,000 Afghan refugees evacuated by the U.S.

      OTTAWA, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Canada said on Tuesday it would resettle some 5,000 Afghan refugees evacuated by the United States as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government addresses an issue critics say has been neglected during his campaign for re-election.

      “We know there is more to do with allied evacuation operations ending,” Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino told a briefing. “We’re pulling out all the stops to help as many Afghans as possible who want to make their home in Canada.”

      Canada evacuated 3,700 people from Kabul in recent weeks, of which some 2,000 were Afghans – and their families – who had helped Canadian soldiers and diplomats in the past. Canada ended its mission to Afghanistan in 2011 but military trainers stayed on until 2014.

      Trudeau, 49, called a snap Sept. 20 election on the day Kabul fell, and critics said his government’s evacuation efforts were slow and fell short of what other countries were doing.

      Some 54% of Canadians think Ottawa should have acted more quickly to help Afghans, according to a Postmedia/Leger Marketing poll published last week.

      The 5,000 refugees evacuated by the United States will be resettled as part of a previously announced Canadian plan to accept more than 20,000 vulnerable Afghans who had already left the country – including women leaders, human rights workers and reporters.

      “We want to welcome Afghan families who have helped Canadians, who have who fought for justice, who fought for rights for the LGBT community, for women, for journalists,” Trudeau told an Ottawa campaign event on Tuesday.

      Canada said it hoped to continue to help Afghans who want to resettle as long as the Taliban allow them to leave. Some 1,250 Canadian nationals, permanent residents and family members are stranded in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Marc Garneau said.

      “Afghans with travel documents to other countries must be allowed to move safely and freely out of the country without interference,” Garneau told the briefing. “Canada and its allies are firm on this point, and we are united.”

      Celebratory gunfire resounded across Kabul on Tuesday as the Taliban took control of the airport following the withdrawal of the last U.S. troops, marking the end of a 20-year war that left the Islamist group stronger than it was in 2001.

    • Afghanistan: Taliban supporters celebrate in Kandahar after US forces leave country

      SOT, Zainullah Hanafi, Taliban member (Pashto): “I am going to congratulate this big victory to Afghan nation, and I demand from all people of Afghanistan to support Islamic Emirate, they must support them, they must encourage them and became friend with them.”

      SOT, Naimatullah, Kandahar resident (Pashto): “I am happy now, Alhamdulillah the US invaders, who invaded Afghanistan, yesterday night around 1:00 o’clock they departed from Kabul airport, Alhamdulillah I am very happy.

      SOT, Mohammad Dawood, Kandahar resident (Pashto): “I am going to congratulate all the people of Afghanistan for the end of the American invasion, Alhamdulillah our country has been free from this illegal invasion, and I demand from all people of the Islamic Emirate that after this they must be united, after they must build Afghanistan.”

    • Deutsche Pravda – Nations have vastly different approaches towards relations with the Taliban

      After more than two decades, US troops have completed their final withdrawal from Afghanistan, bringing the war to an end.

      So, what now?

      The Taliban are left with the job of governing the country, and the international community must decide how to deal with Afghanistan’s new rulers.

      And here’s where the way forward isn’t quite clear.

      But take a look at what some world powers have been saying.

      At a press conference on Monday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said – “The Taliban seeks international legitimacy and support. Our position is any legitimacy and support will have to be earned.”

      Its a similar sentiment here in Europe.

      Here’s what German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have said in recent days.

  3. Ubc Grad woke martyrdom

    Amir Attaran, a professor of law and medicine at the University of Ottawa, declared on Twitter today (August 28) that he would like to officially renounce his diploma.

    It’s due to UBC’s refusal to require students to be vaccinated to enter classrooms.

    “I still have my diplomas from Berkeley, Caltech, and Oxford to fall back on,” Attaran declared.

  4. Nearly 90 Retired Generals, Admirals Demand Milley, Austin Resign: Focused On ‘Wokeness’ Vs. Winning Wars
    Daily Wire News
    4 minutes

    Nearly 90 retired generals and admirals wrote a letter demanding that Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Mark Milley resign from their roles immediately over the “events surrounding the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan” that unfolded under their leadership in the Biden administration.

    “What should have happened upon learning of the Commander in Chief’s (President Biden’s) plan to quickly withdraw our forces and close the important power projection base Bagram, without adequate plans and forces in place to conduct the entire operation in an orderly fashion?” they wrote. “As principal military advisors to the CINC/President, the SECDEF and CJCS should have recommended against this dangerous withdrawal in the strongest possible terms.”

  5. Lawmakers Write To Pelosi Calling For Biden Removal After Americans Abandoned: ‘Begin Impeachment Proceedings Immediately’
    Ryan Saavedra
    4-5 minutes

    A group of lawmakers wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday evening calling on her to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against Democrat President Joe Biden after hundreds of American citizens were abandoned in Afghanistan following Biden’s disastrous pullout from the country.

    “The American people must have full confidence in their Commander in Chief’s judgement and ability to protect our country and respond decisively to national security threats,” Reps. Claudia Tenney (R-NY), Ronny Jackson (R-TX), Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), Pete Sessions (R-TX), and Yvette Herrell (R-NM) wrote to Pelosi.

    “We have no confidence in President Joseph R. Biden’s ability to carry out his duties as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces,” they wrote. “His unilateral, reckless decision to retreat from Afghanistan was done against the advice of military and national security experts and it has now put thousands of American military personnel, citizens, and Afghan allies in grave peril. Tragically, at least 12 service members have lost their lives in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in the last decade. President Biden refuses to take responsibility for his actions and continues to mishandle the deteriorating situation at every step. In addition, he has deliberately misled the American people in response to questions posed by the media. Free nations around the world look to the United States for leadership, and President Biden has proven definitively, and repeatedly, since this crisis began that he is not capable of effectively executing his duties as our Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world.”

    “No, we are not doing it,” said Premier Doug Ford in July. “I am not in favour of a mandatory certification and neither, by the way is the chief medical officer. WE are NOT going to have a split society.”

    What could the announcement of vaccine passports in Ontario possibly be?

  7. DeSantis Warns Biden: Deport Or Send ‘Unvetted’ Illegals To Democrat-Run States, Not Florida
    Amanda Prestigiacomo
    4-5 minutes

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) fired off a letter Thursday, excoriating the Biden administration over their “reckless immigration policies” and demanded the “immediate” end of “unvetted” illegal immigrants being funneled into his state.

    If Biden won’t deport the illegals, DeSantis suggested the administration direct them to a different state that supports the “flouting of our immigration laws” — not Florida.

    “While Floridians are working to ensure that criminal aliens are not released back into our communities, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appears to be hard at work resettling ever-larger numbers of illegal aliens who have no lawful status under federal immigration law from the southwest border to Florida,” the governor wrote in the five-page letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “I ask that DHS immediately cease any further resettlement of illegal aliens in Florida and that the aliens instead be removed from the United States or resettled in states that support the administration’s continued flouting of our immigration laws.”

    “Floridians welcome responsible immigration that serves the interests of Florida and the American people, but we cannot abide the lawlessness that your department is aiding and abetting on the southwest border,” DeSantis said.

    • Desperate Cubans were prevented from joining family and friends in Florida eager to welcome them. Kith and kin, a net plus for our country.

      While some could check the “POC” box, refugees from communism are politically undesirable. Ideological diversity isn’t to DIE[*] for.

      [*]Diversity, Inclusion, Equity.

      • You may have seen the articles about how the State Department tried to prevent people from rescuing Christians from Afghanistan. It’s the same mindset.

  8. Auction notice in a paper in Northern Ontario

    COVID -19 rules apply, Covid-19 vaccinations, masks, spacing, screening, sanitizing, etc.

  9. Retired Green Beret Who Ran Kabul Rescue Missions: Americans Trapped Behind Enemy Lines, Turned Back And Fired At By Taliban
    Emily Zanotti
    3-4 minutes

    The retired United States Army Green Beret who ran a daring rescue mission that likely saved the lives of at least 500 people who would have been trapped in Kabul by the Biden administration’s disastrous withdrawal told Fox & Friends on Monday that there are Americans and Afghan allies trapped behind enemy lines — including children — and that at least one group were turned by Taliban fighters who then fired at them.

    Retired Green Beret commander Scott Mann, who led the “Task Force Pineapple” mission, disputed the Biden administration’s claims that all Americans who want to get out of Afghanistan are able to leave.

    “The Pineapple volunteers – these are all special ops volunteers and civilian supporters. We’re doing this remote. We’re doing this from the US, but we’re building on our relationship and trust that we’ve had with our Afghan partners for 20 years. So we’ve got the ground truth on the outside of the gate,” Mann told the network.

  10. Biden’s gambling on another death tax to fund his budget goals | TheHill
    Michael Steele, opinion contributor
    5-6 minutes

    Our nation’s job creators have endured an economic calamity unlike anything we have ever seen in modern times — the crushing blow of COVID. In response, President Joe Biden promised to “Build Back Better” America’s economic growth and prosperity opportunities. But his proposed American Families Plan threatens the very foundations of those opportunities — a foundation long supported by small businesses across America.

    Republican and Democratic presidents before Biden offered plans to sustain America’s greatness; however, these goals often become lost in the bureaucracy of Washington’s partisan fights. The real tension is about who sacrifices and pays for the cost of prosperity.

    Under Biden’s plan, more small business owners will be required to make that sacrifice than you may think. In particular, the president would eliminate the step-up in basis from the transfer of appreciated property — effectively imposing a second “death tax” and increased bureaucracy on families, small businesses and farms.

    John Kirby grilled over why US officials did not protect American forces if they knew ISIS-K attack was coming — but he refused to answer
    Chris Enloe
    3-4 minutes

    Pentagon spokesman John Kirby refused to answer a question Monday inquiring why American officials did not take action to protect American forces at the Kabul airport last week if they knew an ISIS-K attack was imminent.
    What is the background?

    Politico reported Monday that top U.S. commanders knew approximately when and where the ISIS-K attack would occur.

    In fact, about an hour and a half before the attack, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reportedly held a meeting and told top Pentagon officials to prepare for a forthcoming “mass casualty event.” Politico based its report on classified notes obtained from that meeting.

    Politico reported:

  12. Deutsche Pravda Documentary – Orbán, the EU and the rule of law

    ( 42 min 26 )

    In the EU, a battle over power and money is raging.

    Since the summer of 2020, a majority of EU states have been pushing to attach conditions to the allocation of EU funds, so that only those countries that adhere to democratic practices receive funds.

    The rule-of-law mechanism allows for EU financial support only if there is democratic fair play by member states.

    So far so good.

    But Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is aggressively challenging that.

    In “Hello, Dictator,” Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn calls Hungary a “shackled democracy.”

    Indeed, in one fell swoop, Orbán was able to plunge the EU into crisis – a crisis that was eventually mediated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    Was that a case of appeasing an autocrat?

    Director Michael Wech travels across Europe to analyze the situation.

  13. Canadian Pastor Facing a Four-Year Jail Sentence Warns Americans of What Is Coming

    The Canadian pastor who is facing a four-year jail sentence for holding church services in Calgary, Alberta, is sending a warning to Americans. This pastor, originally from Poland, saw tyranny growing up in his communist native land. He is now saying that this tyranny has spread to Western countries.

    Pastor Artur Pawlowski recently spoke to the press in Portland, Oregon. He had just experienced an attack on a prayer rally he was holding there. The event was organized with local American church leaders, but black-clad members of Antifa disrupted it with tear gas. They destroyed sound equipment and assaulted some of the worshippers as they yelled that God had abandoned them.

    Pawlowski, himself, was maced in the face. He claimed that Portland police simply watched the incident from their cars.

  14. Biden Letting China Get Away with Crime of the Century
    Gordon G. Chang
    7-8 minutes

    If Chinese scientists succeed in designing pathogens targeting only foreigners, the next microbe, virus, or germ from China could end non-Chinese societies. This will be Communist China’s civilization-killer. The next pandemic, therefore, could be the one that leaves China as the world’s only viable society. The world, therefore, needs something far more important than justice or compensation. It needs deterrence. Pictured: Virologist Shi Zhengli (left) in a laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, on February 23, 2017. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images)

    On August 27, the Biden administration released an unclassified summary of the intelligence community’s report on the origins of COVID-19. The IC, America’s 18 intelligence agencies, could reach only a few definitive conclusions. The agencies said they needed more information, but the world now knows enough to begin imposing severe costs on China.

    America and other nations must impose those costs to prevent China’s Communist Party from releasing a civilization-killing disease. Yes, the People’s Liberation Army is now developing pathogens to destroy non-Chinese societies.

  15. The Economist Excises Religion from Extremism…And Whitewashes Hamas’ Gaza Tyranny

    An August 28 article by The Economist describes how the “ripple effects” of the Taliban’s swift takeover of Afghanistan will be a boon to Islamic fundamentalists and terrorists much further afield.

    The piece describes how jihadist groups will be emboldened by the Sunni militants’ return to power in Kabul; this, as United States-led forces withdraw after intervening in 2001 to oust the Taliban, which harbored the Al Qaeda leaders that coordinated the 9/11 attacks.

    The article argues the US’ drawdown, described as a “humiliation,” will send a clear message that “wretched rulers” can be toppled.

    What is most striking, however, is that in a feature focused on the global threat of jihadism, the word “Islam” is not mentioned once….

    [A]ccording to The Economist:
    Most jihadist groups are motivated primarily by local grievances: a predatory government, an ethnic or sectarian divide, infidel intruders. Yet they also tap into a global narrative. On their phones they see daily evidence that the oppression they face at home is part of a wider pattern of persecution of Muslims, from the gulag of Xinjiang to the hellscape of Gaza.
    Dhimmi Dummies.
    Not even Bill Warner or Stephen Coughlin could cut through willful blindness. What they PRETEND not to see.

  16. @Seth Frantzman

    Some of those who cheered and excused the US withdrawal from eastern Syria (which was never completed) and were silent with the chaos that unfolded in Oct 2019; have been against the US leaving Afghanistan. They don’t see that the two policies are related?

    Don’t they realize that in both instances it’s not just about US withdrawal or who the US partners are but also US influence and the way that US adversaries whether Iran, China, Russia,Turkey, or even US Janus-faced friends like Qatar, move in as the US moves out?

    One problem in US policy is that some foreign policies become domestic policies. In the end the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the attempt to leave Syria were motivated by similar instincts and both were done badly. One policy was temporarily reversed.

    I assume that the overall affect will be more pressure for the US to leave Iraq and Syria now. And the usual suspects of Russia, Iran, Turkey with China and others in the wings, will be there to try to leverage means to get US out. It’s slow like a steam roller but it’s moving

    • On the evening of Oct 6, 2019 PTrump was on the phone with the filthy Turk. We had just relieved our Syrian Kurdish allies of their heavy artillery to reassure our NATO ally. That’s when our President gave this genocidaire the green light to cross the border WE had secured.

      PT announced this the next day, along with harsh words to the Sultan-wannabe: Don’t kill the Kurds!

      But the filthy Turk denounces them over and over as a collective entity that’s the gravest threat to humanity. Terrorist machines that must be neutralized.
      – – Kurds.
      – – Ancient ethnic minorities sheltering with them like Yazidis and Aramean Christians? Collateral damage.

      Our air cover suddenly vanished.

      In the following 72 hours 300,000 civilians fled their homes. Those who didn’t run fast enough were set upon by Turkmen savages. One video popular with our NATO ally’s fans showed a prominent woman journalist dragged behind a car till her body was torn to shreds.

      PT’s fans exchanged stupidities and misinformation:
      • Nothin’ but sand and blood over there. Don’t need no stinkin’ map. The Mideast. feh
      • They’re all PKK, Maoist terrorists. Civilians? Better off with Russia, anyway.

      Not many asked: Why not sort this out first? 72 hours? Why the unseemly haste?

      They simply didn’t know. The MSM is aligned with the MB. The D.C. blob of think-tankers, lobbyists, and DeepState bureaucrats is paid off by {spit} Qatar {spit}.

      J.E. Dyer was one of the few Americans sickened. She wrote: “Turkey, the Kurds, and Syria. None of this assuages the acute stomach-ache from seeing Turkey attacking the Kurds in Syria.”

      But abroad there was avid interest among those we call allies and their would-be predators.

      A couple days later I was hearing about a quiet visit to Washington by certain Israelis. Quick roundtrip, no details.

      Suddenly PT reversed his decision, at least in part: We’re staying, we’re staying to keep the oil. We can’t let ISIS or Assad take the oil.

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