Reader’s Links for march 21, 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.

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

32 Replies to “Reader’s Links for march 21, 2022”

  1. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that when the West talks about the “int’l community”, they mean:

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    reuters – Chinese Boeing jet crashes in mountains with 132 on board, no sign of survivors

    BEIJING, March 21 (Reuters) – A China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in mountains in southern China on a domestic flight on Monday after a sudden descent from cruising altitude. Media said there were no signs of survivors.

    The airline said it deeply mourned the loss of passengers and crew, without specifying how many people had been killed.

    Chinese media showed brief highway video footage from a vehicle’s dashcam apparently showing a jet diving to the ground behind trees at an angle of about 35 degrees off vertical. Reuters could not immediately verify the footage.

    The plane was en route from the southwestern city of Kunming, capital of Yunnan province, to Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong, bordering Hong Kong, when it crashed.

    China Eastern said the cause of the crash, in which the plane descended at 31,000 feet a minute according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24, was under investigation.

    The airline said it had provided a hotline for relatives of those on board and sent a working group to the site. There were no foreigners on the flight, Chinese state television reported, citing China Eastern.

    Media cited a rescue official as saying the plane had disintegrated and caused a fire destroying bamboo trees. The People’s Daily quoted a provincial firefighting department official as saying there was no sign of life among the debris.

    State media showed a piece of the plane on a scarred, earthen hillside. There was no sign of a fire or personal belongings.

    The aircraft, with 123 passengers and nine crew on board, lost contact over the city of Wuzhou, China’s Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and the airline said.

    The flight left Kunming at 1:11 p.m. (0511 GMT), FlightRadar24 data showed, and had been due to land in Guangzhou at 3:05 p.m. (0705 GMT).

    The plane, which Flightradar24 said was six years old, had been cruising at 29,100 feet at 0620 GMT. Just over two minutes and 15 seconds later, data showed it had descended to 9,075 feet.

    Twenty seconds later, its last tracked altitude was 3,225 feet.

    Crashes during the cruise phase of flights are relatively rare even though this phase accounts for the majority of flight time. Boeing said last year only 13% of fatal commercial accidents globally between 2011 and 2020 occurred during the cruise phase, whereas 28% occurred on final approach and 26% on landing.

    “Usually the plane is on auto-pilot during cruise stage. So it is very hard to fathom what happened,” said Li Xiaojin, a Chinese aviation expert.

    Online weather data showed partly cloudy conditions with good visibility in Wuzhou at the time of the crash.

    President Xi Jinping called for investigators to determine the cause of the crash as soon as possible, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

    A Boeing spokesperson said: “We are aware of the initial media reports and are working to gather more information.”

    China Eastern grounded its fleet of 737-800 planes after the crash, state media reported. China Eastern has 109 of the aircraft in its fleet, according to FlightRadar24.

    ‘GOOD RECORD’

    Aviation data provider OAG said this month that state-owned China Eastern Airlines was the world’s sixth-largest carrier by scheduled weekly seat capacity.

    The 737-800 has a good safety record and is the predecessor to the 737 MAX model that has been grounded in China for more than three years after fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

    China’s airline safety record has been among the best in the world for a decade.

    “The CAAC has very rigid safety regulations and we will just need to wait for more details,” said Shukor Yusof, head of Malaysia-based aviation consultancy Endau Analytics.

    ? Investigators will search for the plane’s black boxes – the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder – to shed light on the crash.

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it was ready to assist with China’s investigation if asked.

    China’s aviation safety record, while good, is less transparent than in countries like the United States and Australia where regulators release detailed reports on non-fatal incidents, said Greg Waldron, Asia managing editor at industry publication Flightglobal.

    “There have been concerns that there is some underreporting of safety lapses on the mainland,” he said.

    According to Aviation Safety Network, China’s last fatal jet accident was in 2010, when 44 of 96 people on board were killed when an Embraer E-190 regional jet flown by Henan Airlines crashed on approach to Yichun airport.

    In 1994 a China Northwest Airlines Tupolev Tu-154 flying from Xian to Guangzhou crashed, killing all 160 on board in China’s worst-ever air disaster, according to Aviation Safety Network.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-eastern-airlines-passenger-jet-has-accident-guangxi-state-media-says-2022-03-21/

  2. CBC – Peter Jüni stepping down as director of Ontario science table in a few weeks

    Accepted a job at University of Oxford to be closer to family, doctor says

    Jüni will officially step down in the next few weeks, following a transition period.

    His new position at Oxford — a clinical trials professorship at the Nuffield Department of Population Health — starts July 1.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/dr-peter-juni-stepping-down-science-table-new-job-1.6389800
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    Dr. Juni: Dropping mandates shouldn’t mean dropping masks

    Juni says that just because mandates are being dropped, doesn’t mean people in Ontario should stop wearing masks.

  3. city news – Toronto students planning walkout to protest end of Ontario mask mandate

    The student group organizing the demonstration, Ontario Students For COVID Safety, said removing the mask mandate will put schools at risk.

  4. OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA — China has fully militarized at least three of several islands it built in the disputed South China Sea, arming them with anti-ship and anti-aircraft missile systems, laser and jamming equipment, and fighter jets in an increasingly aggressive move that threatens all nations operating nearby, a top U.S. military commander said Sunday.

    U.S. Indo-Pacific commander Adm. John C. Aquilino said the hostile actions were in stark contrast to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s past assurances that Beijing would not transform the artificial islands in contested waters into military bases. The efforts were part of China’s flexing its military muscle, he said.

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/world/china-has-fully-militarized-at-least-3-islands-in-south-china-sea-u-s-admiral-1.5827425

  5. New York City’s new well being commissioner, Ashwin Vasan, mentioned on Friday that town’s vaccine mandate for private-sector employees who work on-site will proceed indefinitely. The metropolis’s faculty masks mandate for kids aged 5 and underneath can even stay in place.

    At his first COVID-19 press briefing, when requested whether or not there have been any particular benchmarks that may allow town to resolve to raise the vaccine mandate for private-sector employees, Vasan didn’t initially present a direct response.

    “I would love to sit here and say I can give you a date or a data point to say when we would lift those things. Right now, we are in a low risk environment and we will continue to evaluate that data,” he mentioned.

    https://theconservativetake.com/2022/03/19/new-york-city-to-indefinitely-continue-vaccine-mandate-for-private-sector/

  6. State officials say 85,000 birds at two South Dakota facilities have been euthanized as the state tackles its first avian flu outbreak since 2015. Two other sites are under investigation.

    “I think the response is going well and the industry has done a great job of stepping up and trying to prevent it,” said Dr. Mendel Miller, the assistant state veterinarian.

    “They’re doing everything they can, but you know, there’s just some things that are out of their control, and we just have to deal with it when it happens,” he added.

    The outbreaks were detected in turkeys at two concentrated animal feeding operations in Charles Mix County, in the southeast part of the state. But other kinds of poultry in close contact with the turkeys were euthanized as well.

    https://listen.sdpb.org/business-economics/2022-03-18/85-000-birds-euthanized-as-south-dakota-sees-first-avian-flu-outbreak-since-2015

    Is this going to be the next lockdown pretext?

  7. Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon: We have no intention of deleting tweet about Rachel Levine

    Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon talks with Fox News Digital about the standoff between the satirical news site and Twitter over its tweet calling transgender woman Rachel Levine its ‘Man of the Year.’

  8. sky news australia – If Justin Trudeau ‘had an ounce of integrity he’d resign’: Jordan Peterson

    Prominent commentator Jordan Peterson has called on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to resign in the aftermath of his handling of the Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa.

    Mr Trudeau recently congratulated Gabriel Boric, who was recently inaugurated as Chile’s president.

    He said he and Mr Boric discussed “defending democracy” in a recent phone call.

    Mr Peterson took issue with this, arguing the Canadian Prime Minister used authoritarian methods to crush the convoy, which had congregated in downtown Ottawa to protest against government health overreach.

    Dr Peterson, who is a prominent intellectual in Canada, said Mr Trudeau shouldn’t be talking about “defending democracy” when he has undermined it at home.

    • Justine should go out shopping with me, just to hear how much he is NOT loved.

      Today’s excursion, first day without a mask – – majority of people did not wear a mask.

      People’s comments – mainly store employees
      “Trudeau and Freeland should be wiped off the face of the earth.”

      “Ford and Trudeau can shove their masks.”

      “This Covid bullshit is at an end.”

      “Bloody, filthy joke, Trudeau is a filthy joke.”

      “Beautiful day, beautiful smiles, not ever going back to that BS.”

      I saw an awful lot of happy people. It was a good day. Tomorrow is my bday, what a lovely present. Now we just need to get rid of all the globalist clowns.

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