Reader’s Links for February 22, 2022

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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  1. “‘If you believe in CRT… I want to tell you, you’re a liar. it means you look at your black neighbor and say they’re oppressed and you look at your white neighbor and say they’re evil, regardless of the experience you’ve had with them,’ Echevarria said.

    The parent, who also owns a business, said that in his experience, there are ‘hardly’ any racists to be found .

    ‘The racism is only happening at the government level and on the media,’ Echevarria added.

    He concluded by taking an apparent swipe at transgender athletes, saying that he has an eight-year-old daughter and he does not want ‘a man swimming against her in the pool.'”

    Envy, resentment and greed
    Each accorded to need
    A slice of the pie
    Blames you with a lie
    Demoralize, accuse and succeed.

    • Adolph died in 1945.The nazis are no more they have morphed into the totalitarian world order,is it not time we moved on?if a symbol of tyranny is required baby doc trudeau more than fits the bill.

  2. global news – Tamara Lich, convoy organizer, denied bail as judge notes ‘grave’ nature of charge

    Tamara Lich, one of the organizers of the so-called “Freedom Convoy” that blockaded the nation’s capital for three weeks, will remain behind bars after an Ottawa judge denied her bail.

    “These offences are grave,” said the presiding judge ruling on the bail application.

    Lich was arrested on Thursday evening as law enforcement in Ottawa began a major push that lasted through the weekend to clear out the convoy blockade following the invocation of the Emergencies Act.

    In a video posted by the convoy’s official Twitter page, Lich could be seen being led away by officers and saying “hold the line.”

    The judge referenced that comment during the bail hearing.

    “You have had plenty of opportunity to remove yourself and even others from this criminal activity but obstinately chose not to, and persistently counselled others not to either,” the judge said, adding that “this community has already been impacted enough.”

    The Crown is also seeking a non-communication order that would bar Lich from any communications with three fellow convoy organizers and leaders: Chris Barber, Pat King and B.J. Dichter.

    Barber is charged with counselling to commit the offence of mischief, counselling to commit the offence of disobey court order, counselling to commit the offence of obstruct police.

    He was granted bail on Friday.

    King was arrested and charged, and is currently before the court seeking bail. No decision has yet been made in his case. He is charged with mischief, counselling to commit the offence of mischief, counselling to commit the offence of disobey court order, and counselling to commit the offence of obstruct police.

    Dichter departed the demonstration on Friday.

    Ottawa police arrested nearly 200 people, who are facing in total nearly 400 charges in relation to the demonstration, which had been declared illegal on Feb. 14.

    The downtown core of the city, snarled by encamped trucks and blasted by horns for three weeks, is now clear of demonstrators but there remains a significant police presence around the secured zone.

    CBC – Ottawa protest organizer Tamara Lich denied bail

    Tamara Lich, a major organizer of the so-called Freedom Convoy, has been denied bail in Ottawa.

    She has been charged with counselling to commit mischief and is scheduled to be back in court March 2.

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    • city news – Key convoy organizer Tamara Lich denied bail while Patrick King appears in court

      OTTAWA — One of the most visible organizers behind the protests against COVID-19 restrictions and the Liberal government near Parliament Hill was denied bail Tuesday.

      An Ontario court judge said she believed there was a substantial likelihood Tamara Lich would commit offences if released.

      Another key organizer, Patrick King, was in court for a bail hearing, where a woman who acknowledged she had only met him four weeks ago offered to be a surety, pledging half the value of her Alberta home to guarantee his bail.

      The Crown argued for King’s continued detention, and the court is slated to rule on the matter Friday.

      In Lich’s case, Justice Julie Bourgeois said the trucker convoy’s effect on Ottawa was immense and she felt Lich was obstinate and disingenuous in her responses to the court during her bail hearing, which took place Saturday.

      “I cannot be reassured that if I release you into the community that you will not reoffend,” Bourgeois said.

      “Your detention is necessary for the protection and safety of the public.”

      While the bail proceedings progressed, outside the cleanup and recovery of downtown Ottawa continued apace following three weeks of blockades by big rigs that many called an occupation.

      The Ottawa Police Service narrowed the size of the restricted area by several more blocks Tuesday to mainly the zone known as the parliamentary precinct, which includes the Hill.

      Fencing remains in place around much of the district, and police cars and officers are still plentiful throughout the area, but there are fewer limitations on movement in the downtown core.

      Federal Emergencies Act powers remain in place following a vote in the House of Commons on Monday night to confirm the law’s use. The Senate started its mandatory consideration of the provisions Tuesday morning.

      But with the blockade over, a federal finance official told a House committee that bank accounts are now being unfrozen.

      Assistant deputy minister of finance Isabelle Jacques said the RCMP sent information to banks Monday about people whose accounts should no longer be affected.

      “The vast majority of accounts are in the process of being unfrozen,” she said.

      Jacques said only the accounts of people who participated in or contributed to the blockade after Feb. 15 would have been affected, and even then it’s possible, but very unlikely, accounts were frozen for people who donated very small amounts.

      A total of 206 accounts involving $7.8 million were affected, she said.

      Conservative MP Philip Lawrence said “Canadians are afraid” that even a small donation to the convoy could ruin them financially, but Jacques said that is improbable.

      King appeared in person for his daylong bail hearing and needed to be reminded by the justice of the peace to keep a mask on during the proceedings due to COVID-19 restrictions.

      King, who has been known to promote racist conspiracy theories online, sat in the prisoners box in a grey hoodie emblazoned with the word Odin.

      At one point King’s lawyer tersely directed him to be quiet, saying it was not his time to give evidence.

      Alberta resident Kerry Komix is proposing to be a surety for King, who hails from Red Deer, should he be granted bail. Under the plan, King would live at her home in a spare room and wear an electronic tracking bracelet.

      Komix said she would ensure King followed any bail conditions and attended future court dates, or she would risk forfeiting a $50,000 pledge.

      “As soon as he’s released he will be in my 24-hour care,” she said.

      Komix said she was a light sleeper and had an attentive dog.

      “I don’t see any way he can breach it without my knowledge,” she said. “I will be able to hear every move that he makes.”

      Under cross-examination, Komix said she had known King for four weeks, having travelled to Ottawa herself as part of the trucker convoy.

      That prompted further questioning from Crown lawyer Moiz Karimjee about how well Komix really knows King, as well as about her own beliefs.

      The Crown played video of King making derogatory statements about different races and appearing pleased that a court order had been required earlier this month to quell the honking of protest trucks.

      Komix said the King she knows loves every race.

      Karimjee described King as self-centred, saying there was a substantial likelihood he would commit offences if released on bail.

      “He was at war with the City of Ottawa,” said Karimjee, claiming King could face a lengthy prison term.

      “This person is not controllable by any court order.”

      Kings’s lawyer, Cal Rosemond, dismissed the notion of serious prison time, arguing the Crown had not even presented evidence his client engaged in blocking roads or loud honking.

      Komix would be a “very strong surety,” Rosemond said.

      At a break in the proceedings, King was served with papers from the Ottawa law firm led by Paul Champ, which is spearheading a civil action against protest organizers on behalf of downtown residents.

      King was arrested on Friday and faces charges of mischief, counselling to commit mischief, counselling to commit the offence of disobeying a court order and counselling to obstruct police.

      Lich, who lives in Medicine Hat, Alta., was arrested last Thursday and charged with counselling to commit mischief.

      In addition to holding Lich in custody, Bourgeois ordered Lich to have no contact with King or other convoy organizers Benjamin Dichter, Christopher Barber and Daniel Bulford.

      Barber was arrested the same day as Lich and released on bail Saturday.

      Ottawa police said in a statement Monday that officers have made 196 arrests, with 110 facing a variety of charges.

      Police also said 115 vehicles connected to the protest have been towed.

      This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 22, 2022.

      ottawa citizen –

      Video: Julie Bourgeois, Liberal candidate


  3. city news – Convoy organizer Tamara Lich denied bail

    An Ottawa judge has denied bail to convoy organizer Tamara Lich. She will now remain behind bars until her trial.

    • ctv news – MPP Randy Hillier temporarily barred from Ont. legislature over ‘continued disreputable conduct’

      Ontario’s legislature unanimously passed a motion authorizing the Speaker to bar MPP Randy Hillier over his social media conduct.

    • ctv news – Calls for Jean Charest to run for federal Conservative leadership

      Some federal Conservatives are calling for Charest to run for party leadership.

    • rebel news – Last trucker left in Ottawa explains why his truck was towed — from private property

      Ottawa’s last Freedom Convoy trucker standing had his rigged towed away on Sunday. But here’s the thing when it comes to Jim Zinger’s truck: it was not illegally parked on an Ottawa road; it was not blocking traffic; he was not blaring his horn. Rather, the vehicle was legally parked at a privately-owned parking lot. Jim was paying for the spot, and the lot owner did not request for the vehicle to be removed.

    • sky news australia – Jacinda Ardern guilty of ‘duplicity’ in response to anti-vaccine mandate protests

      Despite the media and New Zealand government attempting to portray anti-vaccine mandate protesters as “crackpots”, they have “support in the wider community,” according to Sky News host Rita Panahi.

      “Led by a group calling itself the Freedom and Rights Coalition, the protesters are demanding among other things an end to vaccination mandates within two weeks,” Ms Panahi said.

      “As well as the government announcing an end date for all COVID-specific health response laws.

      “Despite the image she projects of tolerance and … Ardern is guilty of hypocrisy and duplicity.”

    • rebel news – Thousands of people, hundreds of trucks ignore Emergencies Act to convoy in Edmonton

      ( 14 min 52 )

      In Alberta, people wanting an end to the remaining COVID restrictions were unafraid and undeterred by Justin Trudeau’s authoritarian crackdown on dissent.

    • twitter – @ColumbiaBugle

      Tucker Carlson Shows More Footage His Show Obtained & Says Not One Canadian Outlet Reported On It After His Show Reached Out To Them

      Tucker also reports that none of the Canadian Police was wearing a body camera at the time.

      + 2 min 16 video

      Tucker Carlson Interviewing Canadian Trucker Csaba Vizi Who Was Beaten By Police In Ottawa

      Tucker: “You seem to be having trouble breathing, I can hear it through my earpiece. Were you injured by this?”

      Csaba: “Yes, they break my body a little bit, but not my spirit.”

      + 2 min 22 video

  4. ctv news – “Follow the money”: Nanos says foreign funding of protest could become a serious issue’s Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss reports that a large amount of the funding raised by the “Freedom Convoy” protesters actually came from outside of Canada.

    Here’s why Nik thinks that it could become a “sleeper issue.”

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  5. Downtown Ottawa | Police Operation At Rideau Center Mall
    “I’ll attempt to go to the Parliament Hill while the city is under the Emergencies Act.”
    ~ Nam Nam The Clumsy Chef – February 22, 2022

  6. the gateway pundit – France Deactivates 4 Million Vaccine Passports, Forcing Double-Jabbed Citizens to Decide Between Taking the Booster or Being Shunned From Society (VIDEO)

    […]Individuals who have had their passes taken away will effectively be relegated to unvaxxed status and no longer be able to engage in most aspects of society.

    Although some are willing to take the booster, most were caught completely off guard when they checked their app and found their privileges had been revoked.
    twitter @MythinformedMKE

    France deactivated 4 million COVID vaccine passports months ahead of their expiration date, in order to force people to get the booster shot sooner.

    “I don’t have the right to do anything anymore, so I’m not even trying”. This is a very sad and telling statement.

    + 51 sec video
    FRANCE PR4VD4 -Coronavirus pandemic in France: Nearly 4 million vaccine passes deactivated

    ( 1 min 37 )

    Starting on February 15, to maintain a valid vaccination pass in France, a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will have to be administered no later than four months after the end of the initial vaccination, except for those who have contracted the disease since.

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