Reader’s Links for October 24, 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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47 Replies to “Reader’s Links for October 24, 2021”

  1. “I went for my semi-annual checkup the other day and after discussing how to best protect myself from getting COVID-19, because I refuse to get a vaccination that is actually still in the trial stage with many thousands of adverse events reported, my doctor gave me a prescription fo Ivermectin. He shared, however, that I would have trouble finding a pharmacy that would fill it because of the pressure they are receiving from local and federal agencies.”

    After extensive research, this is what I came up with:

    Front Line Doctors – How To Get Ivermectin – Pharmacies
    Front Line Doctors – How To Get Ivermectin – Doctors
    Ethical Telemed service providers
    Telemed by State
    Pro-IVM/HCQ Pharmacy list
    List of Independent pharmacies to investigate locally
    Dr. Zelenko Treatment Protocol
    Dr. Zelenko Prophylaxis Protocol
    FLCCC Prevention & Early Outpatient Protocol”

  2. “I use Seattle as an example. Seattle residents did not become wealthy because consumers decided to demand more, but because creative businesses such as Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, and Amazon came up with new products and services (consumers didn’t know they wanted these things until they were created). I conclude that business is the catalyst of economic progress, and consumer spending is the effect, not the cause, of prosperity.”

  3. the gateway pundit – 17-Year-Old Healthy Hockey Player Passes Away in Canada Weeks After Jab — Father Is Devastated After Loss

    A 17-year-old Canadian boy died from complications of the COVID-19 vaccine two weeks after receiving his injection.

    Sean Hartman suffered multiple health problems after the shot and then passed away two weeks later.

    + video

  4. paul j watson – Deleted Government Report Celebrates How Public Loves to “Conform”

    Climate change technocrats plan on using same methods that convinced public to obey lockdown.

    A deleted government report exploring how to make the public alter its behavior to accept the new ‘green economy’ reveals how COVID-19 restrictions have created a population with a “deep set reverence” for authority and a “powerful tendency to conform.”

    The report was inadvertently published by the British government before being hastily pulled down, but numerous journalists were able to retrieve its contents.

    The document explored how to weaponize behavioral psychology to ‘nudge’ the public into supporting measures and adopting behavior without them explicitly knowing they’re being manipulated.

    The investigation found that the same techniques the government used to force people into accepting lockdown could be used to make them change their lifestyles in the name of preventing climate change.

    Under the heading “principles for successful behaviour,” the paper noted;

    “Government statements, actions and laws powerfully shape perceptions of normative and acceptable behaviour. For instance, even with public criticism being high, many still perceived government approval as the yardstick for safe behaviour during COVID-19 ‘we’re allowed to do this now [so must be safe]…’. This reveals, for many, a deep set reverence for legitimate government authority, regardless of one’s personal political views.”

    While PR stunts such as having officials vaccinated live on television worked to convince people of the narrative, elite hypocrisy (public officials violating lockdown rules) was found to cause significant damage to public trust.

    “Perceived hypocrisy can do a lot to undermine efforts to build public engagement and support. This was observed during the COVID-19 pandemic when prominent authority figures broke guidelines, leading to measurable reductions in public compliance as well as shifting attitudes.”

    “Green politics has similar deep-seated reputational issues with elite hypocrisy,” notes Breitbart. “A common feature of climate change summits has been high-profile attendees arriving by private or government jet, a disconnect between word and deed that seems unlikely to vanish in the near term.”

    The paper concluded that people can be rather easily “nudged” into changing their behavior in response to government announcements and “have a powerful tendency to conform.”

    The investigation also found that even if enforced changes to lifestyle are not wanted by the public, most tend to fall in line with the new status quo rather quickly anyway.

    The report was prepared by the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), a quasi-government body that was part of the effort to use “totalitarian” and “unethical” methods of instilling fear into the population as a means of scaring them into complying with lockdown rules.

    A related group, the Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours team, warned at the start of the first lockdown that a “substantial number of people still do not feel sufficiently personally threatened [by Covid-19].”

    “The perceived level of personal threat needs to be increased among those who are complacent, using hard-hitting emotional messaging,” the group added, leading to numerous lurid propaganda campaigns that exaggerated the threat of COVID to bully the public into total submission.

    In summary, the public is largely unthinking, compliant and docile and can be made to go along with just about anything so long as they’re bombarded with the right propaganda.



    paul j watson – HERE WE GO AGAIN

    “The obedient always think of themselves as virtuous, rather than cowardly.”

  5. CBC – EU, Canada making ‘great progress’ on COVID certificate talks, says Irish minister

    ‘There have been high-level discussions between the EU leadership and the Canadian leadership about recognizing — mutually — our digital COVID certificates for the EU, with the COVID certificates you are bringing in for the whole of Canada,’ says Irish Green Party Minister Ossian Smyth, ‘and I think they’re making great progress on that.’

    • 7NEWS – Australia’s new vaccine ad campaign

      Australia is on track to become one of the world’s most highly vaccinated countries in the world, and a new advertising campaign hopes to make sure of it.

    • itv UK – Former vaccine chief returns to NHS amid concerns about rising cases ahead of winter

      The World Health Organisation is warning that vaccines alone will not be able to lift the world out of the pandemic.

      And many leading scientists here in the UK now want the government to activate its winter Covid ‘Plan B’.

      A number of local directors of public health in England plan to deviate from government guidance and introduce some tighter restrictions.

    • CBC – The challenge to raise vaccination rates in Indigenous communities in the West

      Some Indigenous leaders in Western Canada are working to drive up vaccination rates in their communities, where mistrust caused in part by systemic racism in healthcare has led to a low vaccination rate.

    • Deutsche Pravda – Austria threatens lockdown for unvaccinated only

      Austria is threatening to impose the toughest restrictions in Europe on those unvaccinated against COVID-19. It says they could be put into lockdown if the nation’s intensive care units come under too much strain.

      Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg warned of a ‘pandemic of the unprotected’ as infection numbers in Austria rise. Around 62 percent of eligible people have been fully vaccinated – but the campaign has stalled.

      After a crisis meeting, the chancellor said he hopes the plan will send a message to those still refusing to take the jab.

      Countries across eastern Europe are already dealing with overcrowded hospitals because of vaccine skepticism. New infections and deaths in Ukraine are the highest they’ve been since the beginning of the pandemic. The government has introduced new restrictions on public life in response.

      People suffering from Covid’s Delta varian have practically filled a hospital west of Kyiv. Doctors expect even more cases, and they know why.

      Only 15 percent of Ukrainians are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus – one of Europe’s lowest rates. After experiencing the disease, some people say they should have acted differently.
      As new cases and deaths from the disease reach new heights in Ukraine, more people are getting their coronavirus shots. But not all have come voluntarily. Ukraine now requires many state employees including teachers to be vacccinated against the virus. And to ride public transport, people now have to be either be vaccinated or tested before traveling.

      But again, resentment against the measures is widespread. To get around the restrictions, many Ukrainians have been buying fake vaccination documents. Yet another problem for a country already struggling with the pandemic.

    • Las Vegas doctor says more pregnant women are dying of COVID-19

      More pregnant women are filling intensive care units across the country. Health officials are currently urging them to get vaccinated.

    • AUSTRALIA – Qld Premier admits Camps are for “Unvaccinated People”

      Queensland Premier let’s slip key part of the State’s Freedom Roadmap – locking up “unvaccinated people”. Interview with David Koch on Sunrise – 22 October 2021

    • the gatewy pundit – Walensky Says the Biden Regime is Planning on “Education and Counseling” For Unvaccinated Police Officers and ‘Essential Workers’ (VIDEO)

      CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Sunday said the Biden Regime is planning on providing “education and counseling” for unvaccinated police officers and ‘essential workers.’

      […]Walensky said the Biden Regime will roll out a plan to ‘educate and counsel’ vaccine hesitant workers.

      “There is a plan, should these people not want to be vaccinated, towards education and counseling to get people the information they need so that they are feeling comfortable in getting vaccinated,” she added.

    • city news – Edmonton businesses feel safer with double vax restriction come Monday

      Starting Monday Albertans will be asked to show proof of being double-vaxxed to enter nonessential businesses participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program.

      Sarah Chew finds out if business has died down or increased after the program started.

  6. TRIESTE – No Green pass, nuovo presidio a Trieste. Puzzer: «Ci faremo sentire anche mercoledì»

    Ancora un presidio a Trieste. Alle 18 di oggi, 24 ottobre, c’è stato il “No Paura Day” in piazza Unità, dove alcune centinaia di manifestanti si sono riunite per contestare l’obbligo di Green pass. I presenti scandiscono gli ormai noti slogan come «Libertà, libertà» e «La gente come noi non molla mai», e alcuni portano adesivi in solidarietà con i portuali in mobilitazione ormai da due settimane. Presente in piazza anche Stefano Puzzer, portavoce dei lavoratori del porto che è stato per giorni il volto delle manifestazioni anti certificazione verde: «Diamo il tempo al governo fino a martedì e con mercoledì ci faremo sentire di nuovo», ha detto. Ieri, 23 ottobre, ha incontrato il ministro dell’Agricoltura Stefano Patuanelli per un confronto. «Ci hanno detto che martedì ci daranno una risposta», ha detto. «Ma non vogliamo accordi da nessuno. Non vogliamo il Green pass e l’obbligo vaccinale». Puzzer ha poi ricordato la natura pacifica della protesta dopo i disordini legati alla prima mobilitazione dell’11 ottobre e agli sgomberi del 18 ottobre. «Non attaccheremo mai nessuno», ha detto.

    TRIESTE – OCT 24 2021 -Stefano Puzzer Trieste “La classe politica ha 48 ore per revocare l’obbligo del passaporto sanitario

    “The political class has 48 hours to revoke the obligation of the health passport to work, otherwise we will make ourselves heard and we are millions. We will never accept agreements, we do not negotiate! People like us never give up!” Very clear words.

  7. Anthony Fauci Has Been Abusing Animals for 40 Years

    The stuff you’ve seen on social media barely scratches the surface.

    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the division of the National Institutes of Health run by Anthony Fauci, funded a recent experiment in Tunisia in which lab technicians placed sedated beagles’ heads in mesh cages and allowed starved sand flies to feast on them alive. Then they repeated the test outdoors, with the beagles placed in cages in the desert overnight for nine consecutive nights, in an area of Tunisia where sand flies were abundant and ZVL, the disease caused by the parasite that the sand flies carry, was “endemic.”

    The experiment was just one of countless tests done on animals with the funding of the NIH, and of NIAID in particular, over the course of decades. Estimates of the number of animals experimented on each year in the United States range from the tens of millions to over 100 million, most of them paid for with taxpayer money. The White Coat Waste Project, a non-profit that advocates against federal animal testing, says that more than 1,100 dogs are experimented on in federal labs annually.

    For the amount of money and the amount of suffering entailed, little is produced. Much of it is pointless to begin with, but even the experiments that purport to measure the safety and efficacy of drugs are all but useless. In NIH’s own words:

    Approximately 30 percent of promising medications have failed in human clinical trials because they are found to be toxic despite promising preclinical studies in animal models. About 60 percent of candidate drugs fail due to lack of efficacy.

    That’s a 90 percent failure rate.

    Most of that failure is due to the fundamental differences between human physiology and the physiologies of mice, or rabbits, or dogs. But even between animals with much closer physiologies, the predictive power of animal tests is unimpressive. Between mice and rats, there’s only a sixty percent chance you’ll get the same result. And when you repeat experiments on the same species, only 4 out of 5 times is the result the same — and closer to 2 out of 3 times with toxic substances.

    And yet the tests continue unabated, for three reasons: institutional inertia, NIH Director Francis Collins, and Anthony Fauci.

    The Tunisia experiment at least had some practical scientific value. Around a half million people a year get ZVL, many of them children, and they generally get it from dogs. The experiment showed that dogs that are infected by the parasite are more attractive to the sand flies who carry the virus than uninfected dogs.

    The same can’t be said for other experiments paid for by Fauci’s NIAID. Last year, the institute paid the University of Georgia $424,455 to infect beagles with a parasite before killing them and cutting them open. The purpose of the experiment was to test a drug that, by the investigators’ own admission, had already been “extensively tested and confirmed” in numerous other animal species.

    In 2019, NIAID paid $1.68 million to inject and force feed toxic drugs to 44 beagle puppies, before killing and cutting them open. NIAID paid for the dogs to undergo “cordectomy,” also known as “de-barking,” which is when the dogs’ vocal cords are severed so that lab technicians don’t have to hear them cry and howl in distress. The purpose of the experiment was to generate data on the drug “to support application to the Food and Drug Administration,” even though the FDA expressly “does not mandate that human drugs be studied in dogs.”

    Here are some other NIH experiments:

    Beagles were infected with pneumonia in order to induce septic shock and “experimental massive acute hemorrhage,” then given blood transfusions. “After 96 hours, animals still alive were considered survivors and were euthanized.”

    Beagles were infected with anthrax in order to test a vaccine that was already FDA approved.

    “Mongrel dogs” were subjected to induced heart attacks, scanned by MRI, then killed and dissected.

    Pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and monkeys were subjected to agonizing pain without anesthesia. These included infecting pigs with a virus that causes “acute respiratory stress, hemorrhagic manifestations, paralysis” and other symptoms; injecting rabbits with bacteria that create severe skin infections and ear lesions and usually death within twelve hours; infecting guinea pigs with a virus that causes “multi-organ failure” and death, as well as “hind limb paralysis or prolapsed rectum”; and infecting monkeys with Ebola and tuberculosis, the latter of which produces symptoms including “rapid breathing, weight loss,” and “inability to drink.”

    Monkeys had parts of their brains destroyed with acid in order to increase their capacity for terror, and were then tormented with simulated spiders, snakes and other things they instinctively fear. These experiments have been ongoing for more than four decades.

    The NIH spends more than $40 billion a year on medical experiments. They’re the principal source of funding for basic scientific research in America. The institutes estimate that 47 percent of their grants involve animal testing.

    It’s likely that the percentage is much higher for NIAID alone. NIAID commands a budget of $6 billion. There’s an unwritten rule that in order to win a NIAID grant, you have to test on animals.

    “Almost all investigators are trained using animal research,” Jim Keen, a former USDA veterinarian and infectious disease specialist, told me. “If you don’t use that model you don’t get funding.”

    When a researcher submits an application for NIH funding, their proposal is reviewed, in the first round, by their peers, almost all of whom are animal testers. “It’s sort of incestuous,” Keen said.

    According to Garet Lahvis, a former neuroscientist who used to experiment on mice and who has reviewed NIH grant applications, this professional insularity creates a culture of groupthink. “You have institutional inertia because of all these animal experimenters,” he told me. It’s simply taken for granted that a good research design entails animal experimentation, since everyone judging it has been trained that way.

    Keen, who was the whistleblower in a major New York Times exposé of animal abuse at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska, believes another reason for the animal-centric culture at NIH is its leadership — namely, Fauci and Collins. “People like Fauci and Collins really believe in that animal model,” he said. “It’s a huge impact having those two at the helm.” The two directors’ unquestioning commitment to animal testing sets the tone for science as a whole: thanks to them, it’s industry standard. “Careers are based on it,” said Keen.

    Certainly Fauci’s career is based on it. Fauci has been testing on animals for close to four decades, and failing to produce results for just as long. In the 1980s, he infected chimps with HIV in his quest for a vaccine that still doesn’t exist. When that approach failed, he proposed moving on to other animals. As recently as 2016, he was still touting the likelihood of a new HIV vaccine based on animal studies. After a drug taken for intestinal illnesses showed promise in suppressing HIV in monkeys, Fauci personally flew to Boston to deliver the good news to the drug maker’s executives. Two years later, it turned out to be another dud.

    The Fauci of the 1980s at least had an excuse. Animal models may have been disastrous in terms of their predictive powers for humans, but it was arguably the best option scientists had at the time. In 2021, that isn’t even remotely true.

    “Knowledge in the life sciences doubles every seven years,” Dr. Thomas Hartung, a toxicologist who directs Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, told me. “We have about 1,000 times more knowledge now than at the time we designed animal tests.”

    Today, scientists can create “mini-brains” to investigate whether and how SARS-CoV-2 affects brain cells. Machine learning software can outperform animal tests in predicting the toxicity of tens of thousands of chemicals in humans. “Organs-on-a-chip” technology uses tissue derived from stem cells to create simulated organs on a slide the size of a USB stick, which can be combined to create simulations of the entire human body. In the near future, AI will likely be able to extrapolate from these simulations to model an entire patient population. That technology could supplant the entire animal trial stage of the drug development process, with results that actually tell you something.

    But calling these “alternatives” to animal testing is, in a sense, misleading, Jeremy Beckham, an animal rights advocate and public health expert, told me. That would imply that what they were replacing had some utility in the first place.

    “These experiments are pretty much all bunk and don’t need an ‘alternative’ per se because they accomplish nothing,” Beckham told me. “It’s like asking ‘What’s the alternative to astrology?’”

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