Reader’s Links for December 1, 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

82 Replies to “Reader’s Links for December 1, 2021”

    • Thank you EB. I have received a few phone calls from people I told on Nov. 6, of 2019, there were 2 people in Wuhan, China who were being isolated because of some strange virus – – days later a doctor who reported it was arrested, and more doctors arrested and died of Covid / murdered.

      I am bothered by the fact that a woman living in a semi- remote area of Northern, Ontario knew about this but NOBODY else seemed to know.

      How nice to know some of my family and friends, no longer think I am so crazy. It is never too late for people to wake up. I just wish they had not been coerced into taking the injection. I wish God Almighty would stop the vaccination of innocent children.

  1. Asked to post this:
    Doctors Warn New Medical School Guidance Would Lead to Unqualified Physicians and Unscientific Medicine
    Accreditation guidelines call meritocracy ‘malignant,’ suggest genetic screening is racist

    ama-assn.org and aamc.orgAaron Sibarium • November 29, 2021 5:00 am

    The two accrediting bodies for American medical schools now say that meritocracy is “malignant” and that race has “no genetic or scientific basis,” positions that many doctors worry will lower standards of care and endanger lives by discouraging vital genetic testing.

    The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which accredits all medical schools in North America, is cosponsored by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)—the same groups that on Oct. 30 released a controversial guide to “advancing health equity” through “language, narrative, and concepts.”

    Those concepts include the ideas that “individualism and meritocracy” are “malignant narratives” that “create harm,” that using race as a proxy for genetics “leads directly to racial health inequities,” and that medical vulnerability is the “result of socially created processes” rather than biology.

    Integrating these ideas into medicine, five professors and practicing doctors told the Washington Free Beacon, would be a catastrophe, resulting in underqualified doctors, missed diagnoses, and unscientific medical school curricula.

    The guidance won’t just influence the way doctors talk, these practitioners said, but also what they know and how they treat patients. It could even make them unwilling to screen racial minorities for serious conditions—including many types of cancer—that they are more likely to inherit, on the mistaken belief that genes play no role in racial health disparities.

    “Some vulnerability isn’t about economic or social marginalization,” said Jeff Singer, a general surgeon in Arizona. “A lot of conditions”—such as Tay-Sachs, which disproportionately impacts Ashkenazi Jews, and triple-negative breast cancer, which disproportionately affects black women—”vary based on genetics. We’re talking about matters of life and death here.”

    Singer’s warning echoes the argument that five black professors in March made in the New England Journal of Medicine, where they described genetic denialism as “a form of naive ‘color blindness'” that would “perpetuate and potentially exacerbate disparities.”

    The guide is part of an ongoing and controversial effort to institutionalize progressivism as public health’s lingua franca. It was “deeply informed” by the “Inclusive Communication” guide that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in September, as well as by the AMA’s “Strategic Plan to Embed Racial Justice and Advance Health Equity” published in May. A few members of the AMA this month spoke out against that plan, arguing that it amounted to racial discrimination, while others said the AMA’s focus on language would alienate patients and inject ideology into medicine.

    That ideological injection has been administered by an incestuous network of nonprofits that supply and legitimize the language of activist physicians. The guide’s citations include Race Forward, which lobbied against the Trump administration’s executive order on critical race theory, and the Narrative Initiative, which promotes “durable narrative change” to “make equity and social justice common sense.”

    These groups in turn receive support from some of the largest and best-financed foundations in the country. Race Forward is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, while the Narrative Initiative, per the group’s website, “was conceived and funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies and Ford Foundation.”

    Such nonprofits have played a pivotal role in turning medical accreditation against genetics. The guide cites a report from George Soros’s Open Society Foundations that says the practice of DNA testing “weaves together dominant narratives of racism and individualism into a biological determinism.” The chief medical officer of New York City, Michelle Morse, participated in the creation of that report, as did critical race theorist Kimberlé Crenshaw and anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour.

    “They’re trying to superimpose social science onto medical science,” Singer said. “But as a consumer of health care, I’d just like to know that whoever is treating me is qualified. Because my life is on the line.”

    Several doctors also sounded the alarm about how the guide would impact admissions standards and curricular content at medical schools, which, in one professor’s words, “are at the total mercy of” their accreditors.

    The guidance potentially implicates every stage of a doctor’s education: where they get in, what they’re tested on, how they’re graded, and who gives them residencies. In effect, it could change the way medicine measures merit—from objective criteria like grades and test scores to subjective criteria like diversity statements, which are increasingly common at medical schools.

    One doctor predicted that the guide would result in a “disastrous” reluctance to flunk low-performing medical students and a “tripling down on affirmative action.” Another was even blunter: “This can kill people.”

    The AMA and AAMC did not respond to requests for comment.

    The guide is the latest move by medical school accreditors to sideline merit in favor of diversity. The AMA and AAMC in 2012 implemented diversity standards that effectively mandated racial preferences at all medical schools. And in March 2020—as the coronavirus began to strain hospital services in New York City—the “Step 1” medical licensing exam moved from numerical scoring to pass-fail, a change many doctors said would make it harder to objectively evaluate residency applications.

    One reason for the shift, a report explaining the change said, was that numerical scoring “negatively impacts diversity based on known group differences in performance”—with whites and Asians significantly outscoring blacks and Hispanics. The AMA and AAMC both contributed to that report.
    According to some doctors, these pressures have already lowered the quality of medical care. “I’ve certainly seen residents’ intellectual capability dropping over time,” said one professor who belongs to the AMA and who told the Free Beacon he would be fired if he went on the record. “Residents are just not as capable of caring for patients as they were 20 years ago.”

    A professor at one Ivy League medical school agreed, telling the Free Beacon that the curriculum has gotten easier over time because administrators want to avoid failing less qualified admittees. “In order to get them through, the standards for everyone have been lowered,” the professor said.

    Mistakes in medicine can be deadly: According to a 2018 study by Johns Hopkins medical school, medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

    In light of such grim statistics, some doctors see the guide as a distraction. “It strikes me as a waste of time,” said Sally Satel, a psychiatrist who’s written extensively about the opioid epidemic. “Yes, trainees need to appreciate the life context of their patients, but it’s not clear how many of these social justice-based innovations will help medical students be better doctors.”

    Update 11/30/21, 10:30 AM: An earlier version of this piece incorrectly stated that the AAMC made the decision to change the “Step 1” medical licensing exam from numerical scoring to pass-fail. The AAMC and AMA, along with several other groups, recommended the change to the United States Medical Licensing Examination, which made the final decision.

  2. Tried to post this yesterday and kept getting a message that it was blocked so trying again.
    A few Items.
    EXCELLENT VIDEO
    https://twitter.com/TheFreds/status/1465700035581001735?s=20
    Greece BREAKING: If you are over 60 and unvaccinated in Greece, you will have to pay the government €100 per month indefinitely
    https://twitter.com/JuliaHB1/status/1465694009041428482?s=20
    Another Whistle Blower
    “I recognised problems from day one. .they did not address the deficiencies. They were actually trying to cover them up and I told them that I refused to be a part of that, I refused to be complicit in their fraud,” Pfizer whistle blower speaks out AGAIN
    https://twitter.com/DrAseemMalhotra/status/1465600105973702656?s=20

  3. Just lol but

    Omicron can’t be spelled without the letters from moronic

    Delta Omicron anagrams include
    Aimed Control
    Media Control
    Cremation Old
    Radiomen Clot

  4. europravda – Omicron variant likely to resist COVID vaccines as updated jabs months away, warns Moderna CEO

    The vaccine maker said the large number of mutations in the newly-identified Omicron variant could make it more resistant to current COVID vaccines.

      • zero hedge –CDC Has Identified First Case Of Omicron Variant In The US

        CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins has tweeted that the CDC has identified first case of Omicron in the US in California, according to a source.

        But, but , but, isn’t California all masked up?

        The CDC reports that the individual was a traveler returning from South Africa.

        The individual was fully vaccinated and had mild symptoms.

        The individual is now self-quarantining.
        more :
        https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/cdc-has-identified-first-case-omicron-variant-us

        • reuters – U.S. reports first case of Omicron variant

          The United States identified its first case of the new Omicron coronavirus variant in California, the CDC said. ‘The individual was fully vaccinated and experienced mild symptoms which are improving at this point’ Dr. Anthony Fauci said at the White House

        • Raw Video: San Francisco Mayor, Public Health Director Remark on Omicron Variant

          San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax held a press conference to discuss the 1st confirmed U.S. case of the COVID omicron variant.

    • CBC – Canada expands travel bans, testing requirements over omicron variant

      Canada has expanded the list of countries from which travellers are banned and will require everyone arriving from anywhere except the U.S. to take a COVID-19 ( test ) and isolate upon arrival over concerns about the omicron variant, which is already in at least four provinces.

    • CBC – How Canadian researchers are preparing for the NEXT pandemic

      As the world fights the latest phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian researchers are analyzing hundreds of bat specimens in order to identify new viruses and get a head start on FUTURE VACCINES.

      • umm… no.
        Russian-language TV discussed whether or not Xi, et al., cooked up this new batch of bat shiite.

        The _et al._ would be the gremlins at Fort Detrick.

    • ctv news – Health-care system ‘teetering, after waves of COVID-19, more funding needed now: CMA president

      …. after two years of dealing with COVID-19, health-care systems are in desperate need of more funding.

    • ctv news – Ont. doctor quits after harassment over claims she wouldn’t treat unvaccinated patients

      A northern Ontario doctor has decided to hang up her stethoscope after a she became the target of online harassment after unfounded claims she wouldn’t treat unvaccinated patients.

    • global news – Scientists still trying to determine vaccine efficacy against Omicron variant

      As the holiday season approaches and people plan to travel abroad, Canada is introducing new rules for travellers because of the potential threat from the new COVID-19 variant of concern, Omicron.

      The new measures comes as the country records more cases of the variant and more questions are being raised about how well the vaccine works against it.

      Global’s Eric Sorensen explains what could be in store for Canadians this winter and why we’re better off compared to 2020.

    • bloomberg – Omicron Variant Putting Pressure on U.S. Hospitals

      Dr. Laura Forman of Kent Hospital in Rhode Island, talks about boosting vaccination rates around the world and how health care workers are getting burned out.

    • bloomberg – WHO Says Vaccines Should Prevent SEVERE Omicron Cases

      The chief scientist of the World Health Organization said vaccines will likely protect against severe cases of the new omicron variant.

    • reuters – WHO expects more Omicron data ‘within days’

      The World Health Organization expects to have more information on the transmissibility of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus within days, its technical lead on COVID-19, Maria van Kerkhove, said in a briefing.

    • reuters – UK’s Bingham expects to know Omicron vaccine impact in a week

      Kate Bingham, the former head of the UK’s COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce who secured millions of doses for the country, said scientists should know within a week whether existing shots are effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

    • UK – Don’t change your Christmas plans over Omicron variant, says Sajid Javid

      Sajid Javid has said people don’t need to change their Christmas plans in light of the Omicron variant, but advised lateral flow testing prior to attending.

      However, the Health Secretary admitted that “it might take a bit longer than three weeks” to determine HOW BAD the new omicron variant is, opening the door to Covid regulations being renewed ahead of Christmas.

    • CNBC – Why The HIV Vaccine Is Closer Than Ever

      Scientists are hopeful that the mRNA technology used in the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccines could be a turning point in HIV vaccine development.

      Watch the video above to learn why mRNA technology seems so promising, how this research is funded and who ultimately makes the money once a vaccine is ready to go to market.

      “Almost everybody working on Covid vaccines comes from the HIV world,” said Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC, a global advocacy group for HIV prevention. “Moderna had been working on mRNA-based HIV vaccine before SARS-CoV-2 was even known to exist.”

      Government funding is a crucial component of all vaccine research and development.

      Moderna and the National Institutes of Health are currently locked in a legal battle over a key patent for the Moderna Covid vaccine.

    • EU President Ursula von der Leyen says time to consider mandatory vaccinations

      EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has said the emergence of Omicron means it is time to consider mandatory vaccinations across Europe’s member states.

      The European Commission President told reporters in Brussels: “On the one hand we have the virus and the variants, on the other hand we have vaccination and boosters and I want the second part to win. 🙂 🙂 🙂

      “Not each and everyone can be vaccinated,” she acknowledged, but said “the vast majority could”.

      “Therefore, I think, it is understandable and appropriate to lead this discussion now [on] how we can encourage and potentially think about mandatory vaccination within the European Union,” she added.

      “This needs discussion. This needs a common approach, but it is a discussion that I think has to be led.”

      The move comes as the scientist behind the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine urged the public not to “freak out” over the emergence of the Omicron variant, stressing that it is likely jabs will still provide protection against the disease.

      Dr Ugur Sahin, the co-founder of BioNTech, said that while the new strain was likely to partially EVADE ANTIBODIES ACQUIRED THROUGH VACCINATION, the immune system had other lines of defence.

      “Our message is: Don’t freak out, the plan remains the same: Speed up the administration of a third booster shot,” Dr Sahin told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

      Governments across the world are racing to speed up their booster vaccination campaign as the variant spreads. Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced all adults would be offered a third dose by the end of January.

      https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/ursula-von-der-leyen-mandatory-vaccines-eu-omicron-covid-b969464.html

    • DEUTSCHE PRAVDA – Incoming chancellor Scholz wants vaccine mandate in Germany

      Germany could make coronavirus vaccines mandatory as early as February or March 2022, according to chancellor-in-waiting Olaf Scholz.

      But he insisted that the issue would be decided in parliament.

      Paula Piechotta (Greens), a member of the German Bundestag, told DW that many of her colleagues start to understand that Germany needs vaccination rates above 90 percentin order to prevent a fifth or a sixth COVID wave.

    • Switzerland: WHO chief says Omicron variant confirmed in 23 countries

      At least 23 countries from five of six WHO regions have reported cases of Omicron, and we expect that number to grow,” stated Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Ghebreyesus on Wednesday in Geneva.

      “We expect that number to grow. WHO takes this development extremely seriously, and so should every country. But it should not surprise us. This is what viruses do. And it’s what this virus will continue to do, as long as we allow it to continue spreading,” added the WHO chief.

      During the briefing, Tedros announced that Omicron was a variant of ‘concern’ but argued that ‘blanket travel bans’ would not “prevent the international spread of Omicron and they place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods.”

      The WHO chief advised authorities in countries of departure, transit and arrival to apply relief measures that could deal with or reduce the ingress of the variant, such as screenings, testing and quarantining.

      WHO technical lead Maria van Kerkhove stated that they would have more information on the transmissibility of the new Omicron variant, and if it evades vaccines, in the following days.

    • ‘End this pandemic’ – WHO chief as he welcomes global agreement to tackle FUTURE PANDEMICS

      The leader of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, announced a plan to introduce a global agreement on preventing and controlling future pandemics in Geneva on Wednesday, after a three-day special hybrid session of the governing body amid the new Omicron variant.

      “I welcome the decision you have adopted today to establish an intergovernmental negotiating body (INB) to draft and negotiate a WHO convention agreement or other international instruments on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response,” highlighted the WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus.

      The pact seeks to improve setbacks the world has had to face during the latest of the COVID-19 pandemic, including data sharing, technology know-how, and increased testing, sequencing and reporting.

      Tedros delivered the speech on December 1, marking World AIDS Day, stating that after 40 years, no vaccine was available for the disease, and highlighted that in only two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, several vaccines and treatments were available against the virus.

      The WHO chief warned that the virus has proved that it will not “simply disappear” and added, “Ending the pandemic is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice.”

      “End this pandemic,” urged Tedros.

    • GERMANY – BERNAU – Spaziergang durch Bernau mit der Freedom Parade am 30.11.21

      Brandenburg is immer ne Reise wert. Unfassbare 800 Menschen waren am 30.11.21 in dem kleinen Ort Bernau für unsere Freiheit demonstrieren.

      Hier sind die Leute offenbar leichter zu motivieren als in Berlin, was auch daran liegen dürfte, dass in Brandenburg die Polizei ganz klar auf der Seite der Demonstranten ist und es z.B. keine Maskenpflicht gibt.

      Und wir bekommen grade massiv Rückenwind durch die drohende Impfpflicht.

      Die Freedom Parade hat wieder Werbung gemacht für den 04. Dezember in Berlin, Bernau wird da sein.

    • GERMANY – Risk of Hospitalization, severe disease, and mortality due to COVID-19 and PIMS-TS in children with SARS-CoV-2 infection in Germany

      Abstract

      Background: Although children and adolescents have a lower burden of SARS-CoV-2-associated disease as compared to adults, assessing absolute risk among children remains difficult due to a high rate of undetected cases. However, without more accurate case numbers, reliable risk analyses are impossible. Methods: We combine data from three sources – a national seroprevalence study (the SARS-CoV-2 KIDS study), the German statutory notification system and a nationwide registry on children and adolescents hospitalized with either SARS-CoV-2 or Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS-TS) – in order to provide reliable estimates on childrens hospitalization, intensive care admission and death due to COVID-19 and PIMS-TS. Results: While the overall hospitalization rate associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection was 35.9 per 10,000 children, ICU admission rate was 1.7 per 10,000 and case fatality was 0.09 per 10,000. Children without comorbidities were found to be significantly less likely to suffer from a severe or fatal disease course. The lowest risk was observed in children aged 5-11 without comorbidities. In this group, the ICU admission rate was 0.2 per 10,000 and case fatality could not be calculated, DUE TO AN ABSENCE OF CASES . The overall PIMS-TS rate was 1 per 4,000 SARS-CoV-2 infections, the majority being children without comorbidities.

      Conclusion: Overall, the SARS-CoV-2-associated burden of a severe disease course or death in children and adolescents is low. This seems particularly the case for 5-11-year-old children without comorbidities. By contrast, PIMS-TS plays a major role in overall disease burden among all pediatric age groups.

      Competing Interest Statement
      The authors have declared no competing interest.

      Funding Statement
      This study did not receive any funding

      Author Declarations
      I confirm all relevant ethical guidelines have been followed, and any necessary IRB and/or ethics committee approvals have been obtained.

      Yes

      The details of the IRB/oversight body that provided approval or exemption for the research described are given below:

      The DGPI registry was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Technische Universitaet (TU) Dresden (BO-EK-110032020) and was assigned clinical trial number DRKS00021506.

      I confirm that all necessary patient/participant consent has been obtained and the appropriate institutional forms have been archived, and that any patient/participant/sample identifiers included were not known to anyone (e.g., hospital staff, patients or participants themselves) outside the research group so cannot be used to identify individuals.

      Yes

      I understand that all clinical trials and any other prospective interventional studies must be registered with an ICMJE-approved registry, such as ClinicalTrials.gov. I confirm that any such study reported in the manuscript has been registered and the trial registration ID is provided (note: if posting a prospective study registered retrospectively, please provide a statement in the trial ID field explaining why the study was not registered in advance).

      Yes

      I have followed all appropriate research reporting guidelines and uploaded the relevant EQUATOR Network research reporting checklist(s) and other pertinent material as supplementary files, if applicable.

      Yes

      Paper in collection COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv

      https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.11.30.21267048v1

      • Moderna testing Omicron-specific vaccine to combat variant, CEO says

        Moderna Chairman Noubar Afeyan tells FOX Business ‘any and all options’ are being approached to protect against the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

    • reuters Exclusive: U.S. to extend transit mask mandate through mid-March, sources say

      WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration will extend requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains and buses and at airports and train stations through mid-March to address ongoing COVID-19 risks, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters.

      A formal announcement extending the requirements through March 18 is expected on Thursday, the sources said. The White House and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) declined to comment. TSA in August extended the transportation mask order that runs through Jan. 18.

      https://www.reuters.com/world/us/exclusive-us-extend-transit-mask-mandate-through-mid-march-sources-2021-12-01/

    • Demonstrators Shut Down NYC Restaurant To Protest Mandates

      A group of anti-mandate protesters gathered at Panera Bread in Union Square this afternoon to stage a sit-in against vaccine mandates.

      They refused to show vaccination cards and sat in tables refusing to leave.

      The group engaged with customers and employees before the NYPD arrived.

      Panera Bread employees then announced that they’d be closing for the day and all customers had to leave, protesters and customers then left the store without incident or arrest.

    • AUSTRALIA – Three teen absconders located after quarantine escape in NT

      Northern Territory Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker announced the three youths who escaped from the Howard Springs COVID-19 quarantine facility have been located.

  5. MEXICO – CHIAPAS – Clash of Caravans: Desperate migrants seek control of Mexico highways to hijack buses

    A battle to control roads in the Mexican state of Chiapas has seen migrant caravans demanding officials provide buses to the US border.

    Fights have broken out after thousands from rival groups blocked and attempted to hijack transportation laid on for others… immigration officials have reportedly been overwhelmed.

    Clashes have also been reported in the city of Mapastepic, where some refugees are camped out in a park.

    • Fear the feckless Fauci fraud
      Fear the Fauci flu
      Fear Gates, Schwab, Soros, and all the globalist swines,
      They are coming after you.

  6. The pilot of the “Lolita express” testifies. Article links to a searchable database, which is behind a paywall.

    The FAA accidentally disclosed more than 2,000 flight records associated with Jeffrey Epstein’s private jets
    https://www.businessinsider.com/faa-accidentally-released-jeffrey-epsteins-flight-records-2021-10?international=true&r=US&IR=T
    Insider requested all flight-history data associated with four planes owned by Jeffrey Epstein.
    The FAA rejected the request but later provided the records in response to an unrelated request.
    The new FAA records include hundreds of previously unknown flights made by Epstein’s jets.
    They corroborate Insider’s reporting on Epstein’s travel patterns as documented in court records and flight-signal data.
    A searchable database now contains 2,618 flights made by Epstein’s private jets from 1995 to July 6, 2019.
    In January 2020, Insider asked the Federal Aviation Administration for all the agency’s flight records, including departure and arrival data, associated with a fleet of private jets owned by Jeffrey Epstein. Filed under the Freedom of Information Act, our request seemed to have a decent chance of success: The agency in 2011 released its entire database of US-based flights to The Wall Street Journal.
    [..]

  7. SAVE CHRISTMAS? SAVE THE NHS? SAVE HOSPITALS?
    WAIT! FIRST AND FOREMOST:
    SAVE OUR HUMAN RIGHTS!
    Robin Monotti+Dr Mike Yeadon+Cory Morningstar C…
    Telegram – December 1, 2021
    https://t.me/robinmg/12270

    Governments are methodically stripping away our human rights, shall we talk about it?
    Robin Monotti Graziadei – November 30, 2021

    • Once again, I thank you EB. Understanding the Threat’s quote of the day:

      “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”

      President Harry S. Truman

      • Prez Truman came from Richard’s stomping ground. He was put in place by the corrupt political machine in that state.

        Anyway, it’s a good thing he was swapped out for the previous VP – who was a flaming Communist. He only served that one term, then we got the great war hero, Eisenhower.

  8. city news – Canadian teens launch court challenge to lower the federal voting age

    Young people are fighting to have a say at the ballot box. CityNews reporter Melissa Nakhavoly with why a group of teens are launching a court challenge, arguing?their rights and freedoms are being violated.

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