Reader’s Links for October 16, 2021

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

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37 Replies to “Reader’s Links for October 16, 2021”

  1. Horse doodoo article and many comments
    https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/david-staples-what-we-owe-the-unvaxxed-and-what-they-owe-us

    Hard to see if this comment is sarcastic because that means not a vax, copying the portion of it below

    ” If unvaxxed guy gives COVID to vaxxed guy and he gets sick, not serious enough to put him into the hospital, and he misses 2 weeks of work and he is an independent contractor that only gets paid if he works, that is a serious threat. Maybe vaxxed guy, before he knew he was a carrier, passes on COVID to vaxxed Grandpa and Grandma. They end up in the hospital and that is a serious threat.
    Of course the unvaxxed should be given proper medical care but if the hospital is full and care needs to rationed, who should be treated if the choice is between 50 year old unvaxxed guy and 65 year old vaxxed guy?”

  2. daily caller – Unvaccinated Nurse Escorted From Hospital

    Days after an anesthesiologist was escorted from UCLA for refusing a vaccine, this time a nurse was removed from UCLA’s hospital.

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    This ICU nurse, Tara, just sent this to me… ? SHAME on @uclahealth!
    “Hi David,

    As a nurse for UCLA Health I worked tirelessly on the frontlines to help combat what we were dealing with nationally – globally. In response to my efforts, loyalty and dedication to my career and organization i am slapped with being removed from patient care, forced to handover my badge and escorted off hospital campus by security because I will not comply with their tyrannical policies. My heart is heavy and the passion I once had for my profession has been lost.”

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CU5_LNnjJVt/

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    • CBC – Northern B.C. enters circuit breaker COVID-19 lockdown

      Health officials in B.C. have introduced more restrictions for the northern part of the province in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

      Personal indoor and outdoor gatherings are restricted to fully vaccinated people only.

    • CBC – ‘The way out of this pandemic is through vaccination,’ says MPP

      Ontario MPPs David Smith, Marit Stiles and John Fraser share their thoughts on Premier Doug Ford’s letter to hospital CEOs for input on a vaccine mandate for health-care workers.

    • CBC – Quebec nurses refusing to work mandatory overtime this weekend, union says

      Quebec’s largest nurses’ union is increasing its fight against mandatory overtime, as more than 30,000 of its members across the province are refusing to work extra hours this weekend.

    • AUSTRALIA – Ronapreve and “Pfizer’s COVID-19 oral antiviral drug” secured by the Australian Government

      Two new COVID-19 treatments have been secured by the federal government – one is administered intravenously, the other is an oral antiviral drug.

      Government Statement: “The Australian Government has secured access to two additional COVID-19 treatments to support the National Plan to Transition Australia’s COVID-19 response, following expert medical advice.

      Under a new agreement with Roche Products Pty Ltd, Australia will be supplied with 15,000 doses of the COVID-19 antibody-based therapy, Ronapreve.

      First supply of this treatment is expected to be available by the end of this month through an initial shipment of 5,000 doses and will be held in the National Medical Stockpile.

      Use of this treatment will occur in line with the regulatory approval by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and advice from the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce.

      Ronapreve is a combination of two monoclonal antibodies – casirivimab and imdevimab. It is designed to block infectivity of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. The two monoclonal antibodies bind to two different sites of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and flag the virus as ‘foreign’, prompting the body’s immune response.

      Ronapreve can be administered intravenously for COVID-19 patients in a health care facility and is expected to be targeted for use in unvaccinated people who are at risk of developing severe disease. Treatment with ronapreve has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalisation and death by up to 70% in patients with confirmed COVID-19.

      In addition, the Australian Government has secured access to 500,000 treatment courses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 oral antiviral drug, to be used in combination with the protease inhibitor drug ritonavir, subject to regulatory approval by the TGA.

      This treatment which is still undergoing clinical trials is expected to help to reduce the severity or onset of illness in adults who contract, or have been exposed to, COVID-19. It is expected to be available over the course of 2022, subject to final clinical trials being completed by Pfizer and the necessary TGA approval process.

      <b<This oral antiviral treatment is taken every 12 hours for five days and is designed to block an enzyme the virus needs in order to multiply early in its lifecycle.

      Co-administration with a low dose of ritonavir is expected to help slow the metabolism, or breakdown, of the treatment in order for it to remain active in the body for longer periods of time at higher concentrations to combat the virus.
      Ritonavir has been used extensively in combination with other antivirals for other viral diseases to help slow metabolism in a similar way.

      On 1 October 2021, the TGA granted provisional determination to Pfizer Australia in relation to this treatment which means that Pfizer can apply to the TGA for approval through this fast track approval process once the clinical trials are complete.

      Whilst vaccination remains the best protection against COVID-19 our Government continues work to ensure that Australians have early access to safe and effective treatments as they are made available. These agreements reinforces our strong response to managing COVID-19 outbreaks and ensures that Australia benefits from new pharmaceutical technologies.

      As with all COVID-19 treatments, both of these medications will be rigorously assessed by the TGA for safety, quality and effectiveness before it can be registered for use in Australia.

      The TGA is treating all COVID-19 treatment applications with the greatest priority as part of the Department of Health’s response to the pandemic.

      Following regulatory approval by the TGA, Ronapreve will join other COVID-19 treatments including sotrovimab and remdesivir that are already available to health professionals, through the National Medical Stockpile to help treat people with COVID-19.

      Australia has also secured an advanced purchase agreement for 300,000 courses of the promising oral COVID-19 treatment Molnupiravir for supply in 2022 subject to TGA approval.

      These purchase agreements have been supported by the Science and Industry Technical Advisory Group, which is the Australian Government’s expert group advising on COVID-19 vaccine and treatment purchases.

      Further review of the clinical guidelines for use of these treatments in Australia will be undertaken by the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce.”

  3. “Masked Criminal Emboldened By Ridiculous CA Shoplifting Law, Walks Behind Pharmacy Counter, Fills His Arms With Prescription Drugs and Walks Away [VIDEO]
    by Patty McMurray – October 15, 2021
    https://100percentfedup.com/masked-criminal-emboldened-by-ridiculous-ca-shoplifting-law-walks-behind-pharmacy-counter-fills-his-arms-with-prescription-drugs-and-walks-away-video/

    “The shoplifting problem has escalated to prescription drugs. Santa Ana, California” Libs of Tik Tok – October 11, 2021
    https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1447557570923749386

    I’m betting that you will be able to buy HCQ & Ivermectin on the street. Maybe even laced with fentanyl. That would be another way to discredit these drugs. Buyer beware.

  4. Establishment Now Advocating Lockdowns — Not to Save You From Covid, But From Climate Change

    According to her bio on her website, Mariana Francesca Mazzucato is an economist with dual Italian–US citizenship. She is a professor at University College London in Economics of Innovation and Public Value and she is the founder and director of their Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. However, according to her recent essay, she’s also a tyrannical advocate of economic lockdowns. Unlike the crippling coronavirus lockdowns that sent overdoses into record breaking territory and childhood suicides through the roof, these lockdowns are for climate change. Unfortunately, she is not alone in her views either.

    In her essay, which was endorsed by many in the establishment media, Mazzucato pushes for draconian measures to curb what she refers to as a tipping point on climate change. If we don’t take “dramatic interventions” immediately, human civilization as we know it will come to an end and so will the planet, according to Mazzucato. These interventions are not child’s play either. According to Mazzucato’s paper, which was reprinted in mainstream media outlets across the planet:

    Under a “climate lockdown,” governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling. To avoid such a scenario, we must overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently.

    Given what we know about the covid lockdowns, the effects of such a system would likely have devastating consequences for every country and send shockwaves throughout every socioeconomic arena. So why on Earth would politicians and media be chomping at the bit to get on board?

    Earlier this month, President Joe Biden used the recent hurricanes as “proof” we’re in a “climate crisis” and issued a “code red” for the world. He was backed up by House climate adviser Gina McCarthy, who added that the climate crisis is now a “health emergency.”

    A recent Nature journal piece followed suit, claiming that COVID-19 lockdowns have prepared people for “personal carbon allowances.” Restrictions on individual freedoms “that were unthinkable only one year before” have us “more prepared to accept the tracking and limitations” to “achieve a safer climate,” the piece notes.

    World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Professor Petteri Taalas agrees and held no punches when he declared that the covid lockdowns provided a blueprint for how we should proceed with climate lockdowns.

    “The COVID-19 pandemic is not a solution for climate change. However, it does provide us with a platform for more sustained and ambitious climate action to reduce emissions to net zero through a complete transformation of our industrial, energy and transport systems. The needed changes are economically affordable and technically possible and would affect our everyday life only marginally. It is to be welcomed that a growing number of countries and companies have committed themselves to carbon neutrality,” he said. “There is no time to lose.”

    https://thefreethoughtproject.com/media-government-establishment-pushing-climate-lockdowns/

  5. Pope to lawmakers: Climate change requires quick consensus
    Pope Francis is urging lawmakers worldwide to overcome “the narrow confines” of partisan politics to quickly reach consensus on fighting climate change

    By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press
    9 October 2021, 15:33
    • 3 min read

    The pope addressed parliamentarians who were in Rome for a preparatory meeting before the U.N’s annual climate conference, which begins in Glasgow, Scotland, on Oct. 31.

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    Pope to lawmakers: Climate change requires quick consensus
    Pope Francis is urging lawmakers worldwide to overcome “the narrow confines” of partisan politics to quickly reach consensus on fighting climate change

    By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press
    9 October 2021, 15:33
    • 3 min read

    Pope Francis arrives to meet with the participants to the inter-parliamentary meeting on the COP26 in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Saturday called on lawmakers worldwide to overcome “the narrow confines” of partisan politics to quickly reach consensus on fighting climate change.

    The pope addressed parliamentarians who were in Rome for a preparatory meeting before the U.N’s annual climate conference, which begins in Glasgow, Scotland, on Oct. 31.

    Francis referred to a joint appeal he and other religious leaders signed this week that calls for governments to commit to ambitious goals at the U.N. conference, which experts consider a critical opportunity to tackle the threat of global warming.

    “To meet this challenge, everyone has a role to play,” Francis told the visiting lawmakers from many countries. ”That of political and government leaders is especially important, and indeed crucial.”

    “This demanding change of direction will require great wisdom, foresight and concern for the common good: in a word, the fundamental virtues of good politics,” Francis said.

    Francis said earlier he intended to participate in the U.N.’s upcoming COP26 conference, but the Vatican announced Friday that he would not attend and the Vatican delegation would be led by the secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

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    Pope to lawmakers: Climate change requires quick consensus
    Pope Francis is urging lawmakers worldwide to overcome “the narrow confines” of partisan politics to quickly reach consensus on fighting climate change

    By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press
    9 October 2021, 15:33
    • 3 min read

    Pope Francis arrives to meet with the participants to the inter-parliamentary meeting on the COP26 in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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    The Associated Press
    Pope Francis arrives to meet with the participants to the inter-parliamentary meeting on…Read More
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Saturday called on lawmakers worldwide to overcome “the narrow confines” of partisan politics to quickly reach consensus on fighting climate change.

    The pope addressed parliamentarians who were in Rome for a preparatory meeting before the U.N’s annual climate conference, which begins in Glasgow, Scotland, on Oct. 31.

    Francis referred to a joint appeal he and other religious leaders signed this week that calls for governments to commit to ambitious goals at the U.N. conference, which experts consider a critical opportunity to tackle the threat of global warming.

    “To meet this challenge, everyone has a role to play,” Francis told the visiting lawmakers from many countries. ”That of political and government leaders is especially important, and indeed crucial.”

    “This demanding change of direction will require great wisdom, foresight and concern for the common good: in a word, the fundamental virtues of good politics,” Francis said.

    Francis said earlier he intended to participate in the U.N.’s upcoming COP26 conference, but the Vatican announced Friday that he would not attend and the Vatican delegation would be led by the secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

    No explanation was given, but the 84-year-old pope underwent intestinal surgery in July.

    The pope expressed hope Saturday that the lawmakers’ efforts at the climate conference and beyond “will be illuminated by the two important principles of responsibility and solidarity.”

    “We owe this to the young, to future generations,” he said.

    Caring for humanity’s “common home,” Francis said, “is not just a matter of discouraging and penalizing improper practices, but also, and above all, of concretely encouraging new paths to pursue” that are better suited to climate-protection objectives and to contributing “to the positive outcome of COP26.”

    Before his speech, Francis gave a private audience to Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

    “His Holiness’s leadership is a source of joy and hope for Catholics and for all people, challenging each of us to be good stewards of God’s creation, to act on climate, to embrace the refugee, the immigrant and the poor, and to recognize the dignity and divinity in everyone,” Pelosi said in a statement after her audience with Francis.

    She called the pontiff’s 2015 encyclical exhorting people to protect the environment “a powerful challenge to the global community to act decisively on the climate crisis with special attention to the most vulnerable communities.”

    During their encounter, Pelosi expressed gratitude “for the immense moral clarity and urgency that His Holiness continues to bring to the climate crisis,” the statement said.

    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/pope-lawmakers-climate-change-requires-quick-consensus-80493748

  6. global news – Norway bow-and-arrow attack likely due to mental illness, police say

    “The hypothesis that has been strengthened the most in the first days of the investigation is that the background is mental illness,” police inspector Per Thomas Omholt told a news conference.

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