Reader’s Links for April 8th, 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

23 Replies to “Reader’s Links for April 8th, 2022”

  1. https://www.surreynowleader.com/entertainment/halal-food-festival-coming-to-surrey-as-an-eid-celebration-this-summer/

    An event billed as B.C.’s first ever halal food festival is coming to Surrey this summer.

    BC Halal Food Fest is planned for Sunday, July 10 at Surrey Civic Plaza as an eight-hour event with nearly three dozen food vendors, some drink stands, Eid activities and more, starting at noon.

    The free-admission event will be primarily attracting a Muslim crowd/audience, event organizers say, but will be open to other communities as well.

    “The event is a family event, and is meant for friends and families to come and celebrate Eid together,” says a sponsorship proposal from festival presenter Digital Egg. “People from all around Metro Vancouver will be in attendance – primarily Surrey, Burnaby, Vancouver, Coquitlam and Langley.”

    ……

    “Celebrate this Eid-ul Adha like no other, with our grand outdoor event featuring a variety of halal food/drink vendors, fun/entertainment & more.”

    Yosof Hakimi, organizer of Halal Food Fest, said the event aims to “promote diversity and multiculturalism within the halal food scene in British Columbia.”

    Vendors and event sponsors are sought by Digital Egg, a local food marketing agency, whose goal is “to strengthen and unite the Halal food community to create a delicious collection of vibrant cultures and traditions in our own little corner of the world.”

    • Quran 8:12

      (Remember) when your Lord inspired to the angles, “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed, I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve so strike them upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip of theirs”.

    • “…unite the Halal food community…”

      What Diversity-Speak. An event welcoming all branches of islam and dhimmis. This one spectrum of humanity, solely permitted to use halal products. And though they may be shirk to one another, the manufacturers at least are always first to make a killing.

      A slave market.

      However, halal meat is not kosher. Whereas all Kosher meat is halal.

      If they “….unite the Unstunned Butcher community..” then there will be a Cultural Diversity Award of two.

      “A Belgian ban on kosher and halal slaughter of animals without being stunned has been backed by the European Court of Justice, which rejected objections by religious groups.

      The EU’s highest court backed a Flemish decision to require the use of stunning for livestock on animal rights grounds.”
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55344971

      Every sane person wants the highest welfare for the animals led to their slaughter, to be as stress free and painless as possible. To be completely ignorant of when and where they died.

      And we’re back to “…unite the Halal food community…”

      You cannot decide what to put in your mouth. Diversity this is not.

      • Going a little bit deeper.

        What about the genetically abused animals thought selective breeding?

        The sheep that cannot exist without shearers?

        The cows with udders so huge that have to be milked?

        The obese breds that need to be warehoused?

        Hen that lay eggs with high frequency?

        Humans bred to be willing-slaves?

        Farming standards. And then there’s the chop.

        To go happily to the slaughter with relief.

  2. Tel Aviv Shooting a ‘Terrorist Attack,’ Israel Says As Hamas Celebrates
    https://www.newsweek.com/tel-aviv-israel-shooting-terrorist-attack-1696147
    At least two people were killed and several others were wounded in a shooting in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Thursday.
    Shots were fired in an area with restaurants and bars on Dizengoff Street in the central part of the city, the Associated Press reported. Authorities described the incident as a “terrorist attack,” the report added.
    Islamic Palestinian militant group Hamas has not claimed responsibility for the attack, but senior Hamas official Mushir al-Masri said that “resistance operations are a natural response to Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people,” according to The Times of Israel, which added that Hamas officials celebrated the attack. The news outlet reported that masked men in Ramallah were seen handing out candy after the incident, a common act of celebration.
    The attack is the latest in what Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and observers have called a “wave of terror,” which the ministry says has been going on since September 2015. Just in the past few weeks, a Palestinian gunman killed five people in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak and a reported terrorist stabbed four people in a shopping mall in Beersheba.
    Police are still searching for the attacker in Thursday’s shooting. Authorities told The Times of Israel that the suspected shooter was wearing a black T-shirt, black pants and a blue backpack.
    Amichai Eshed, Tel Aviv’s police commander, told reporters that a shooter went into a crowded bar and opened fire around 9 p.m. local time then fled the scene, though the country’s Magen David Adom emergency service said there were reports of shooting at “several scenes,” the AP reported.
    “Our working assumption is that he is still in the vicinity,” Eshed said. “As of right now, there are indications pointing to this being a terrorist attack, but I have to be very delicate about this, and say that we are also checking other leads.”
    Tel Aviv’s Ichilov hospital told the BBC that eight people were wounded in the shooting, four of them critically. The four seriously hurt victims were undergoing surgery, The Times of Israel reported, adding that medical teams were “fighting for the lives” of the surviving victims.

    Israeli forces hunt down and kill Palestinian sought over deadly attack on Tel Aviv bar
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/israel-tel-aviv-terror-attack-palestinian-found-and-killed/
    Israeli security forces early Friday hunted down and killed a Palestinian man who had opened fire into a crowded bar in central Tel Aviv, killing two and wounding over 10 in an attack that caused scenes of mass panic in the heart of the bustling city. It was the fourth deadly attack in Israel by Palestinians in three weeks, and came at a time of heightened tensions around the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
    Thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank were set to enter Jerusalem for the first Friday prayers of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
    Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with top security officials and announced that a major crossing in the northern West Bank near the attacker’s hometown would be closed indefinitely. But it appeared Israel was proceeding with plans to allow Palestinian women, children and older men to enter Jerusalem for prayers. Protests and clashes in the holy city during Ramadan last year eventually ignited an 11-day Gaza war.
    “We will widen our actions against the wave of terror through offense, defense and intelligence,” Defense Minister Benny Gantz said ahead of the meeting. “The price that we will extract from the attackers and those who send them will be heavy.”
    Thursday’s shooting took place in a crowded bar on Dizengoff Street, a central thoroughfare that has seen other attacks over the years. Thursday night is the beginning of the Israeli weekend, and the area was packed with people in bars and restaurants.
    In videos spread on social media, dozens of terrified people were seen running through the streets as police searched for the attacker and ordered people to stay indoors.
    Hundreds of Israeli police officers, canine units, and army special forces, had conducted a massive manhunt throughout the night across Tel Aviv, searching building by building through densely populated residential neighborhoods.
    Early Friday, authorities said they found the attacker hiding near a mosque in Jaffa, an Arab neighborhood in southern Tel Aviv, and killed him in a shootout.
    The Shin Bet internal security service identified the attacker as Raad Hazem, a 28-year-old Palestinian man from Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. It said he did not belong to an organized militant group and had no prior record. It said he had entered Israel illegally without a permit.
    The Jenin refugee camp was the scene of one of the deadliest battles of the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising, 20 years ago. In April 2002, Israeli forces fought Palestinian militants in the camp for nearly three weeks. Twenty-three Israeli soldiers and at least 52 Palestinians, including civilians, were killed, according to the United Nations.
    The Israeli military frequently conducts arrest raids in Jenin, often coming under fire. The Palestinian Authority, which administers parts of the occupied West Bank and coordinates with Israel on security matters, appears to have little control over the area.
    After Thursday’s attack, 13 Israelis have been killed in recent weeks, making this one of the worst waves of violence in years.
    The militant Hamas group that rules the Gaza Strip praised the attack but did not claim responsibility. President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads the PA, condemned the attack, saying the killing of civilians on either side “can only lead to a further deterioration of the situation.”
    The attacks have created a challenge for Israeli authorities. All of the attackers appear to have acted individually or with minimal support from a small cell. Three of them are believed to have identified with the extremist group Islamic State. But militant groups do not appear to have trained them or organized the attacks.
    Seeking to avoid a repeat of last year’s war, Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian leaders have held a flurry of meetings in recent weeks to discuss ways to maintain calm.
    Israel has taken a number of steps aimed at calming tensions, including issuing thousands of additional work permits for Palestinians from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. But the attacks have set off growing calls in Israel for a tougher crackdown.
    Prior to the attack, Israel had said it would allow women, children and men over 40 from the occupied West Bank to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in east Jerusalem on Friday, the first weekly prayers of Ramadan. Tens of thousands were expected to attend, and thousands of police were to be mobilized.
    The mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City is the third holiest site in Islam and sits on a hilltop that is the most sacred site for Jews, who refer to it as the Temple Mount. The holy site has long been a flashpoint for Israeli-Palestinian violence.
    Israel has worked to sideline the Palestinian issue in recent years, instead focusing on forging alliances with Arab states against Iran. But the century-old conflict remains as intractable as ever.
    Israel captured east Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the 1967 Mideast war. The Palestinians want all three territories to form their future state. The last substantive peace talks broke down more than a decade ago, and Bennett is opposed to Palestinian statehood, though he supports steps to improve their economy and quality of life.
    Israel annexed east Jerusalem in a move not recognized internationally and considers the entire city to be its capital. It is building and expanding Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, which most of the international community considers illegal.
    Israel withdrew soldiers and settlers from Gaza in 2005. But along with neighboring Egypt, it imposed a crippling blockade on the territory after the militant Hamas group seized power from rival Palestinian forces two years later. Israel and Hamas have fought four wars since then.
    Israel says the conflict stems from the Palestinians’ refusal to accept its right to exist as a Jewish state and blames attacks in part on incitement on social media. Palestinians say such attacks are the inevitable result of a nearly 55-year military occupation that shows no sign of ending.

  3. So what’s the point of lovin’ you?
    Beneath a sky that’s not quite blue
    In a world that threatens all at once to stop
    Spinning like a top
    Shredding everything we thought was true.

    I rebel, at my peril, against the notion that every consequence of our current chaos is Davos engineered. That each epiphany revising my own ever-evolving modeling of the world is somehow the intention of some financier’s or tech guru’s omniscience. Sure, the one guy who may have a handle on things lives in a penthouse apartment like many other billionaires probably do, but getting to his floor requires you press the last button you’ll ever push on the elevator going up.

    Interrupting the flow of energy in our energy-based world, for example, was recently cited by a pundit as the primary lever of the global restructuring. This sounds plausible. What is less believable is a complete grip on every unintended consequence of the creation of chaos. Chaos, by one definition, is “..a confused unorganized state of primordial matter before the creation of distinct forms.” (Merriam-Webster)

    Given this definition, it stands to reason that complete chaos is uncontrollable and hence not a desirable, predictable, functioning architecture for anyone. Perhaps in limited theaters, but not in everything, everywhere. So it is I may conclude that my own human-ness is vulnerable to the perception of a chaos that is purposefully projected onto us, and consequently I take this understanding and place it on my shelf with the qualified comfort of knowing that all we see is not an artifact. Just this modest reasoning, alone, boots open the door to a universe of vulnerabilities of those who have the hubris to think they can herd billions of crazy cats, and the toys in their attics, to boot.

    Here’s a great interview:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HIFiTKGaG4

    Just for kicks, for a glimpse into the kind of mind that gets anywhere near corralling chaos, dig this crazy cat:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benoit_Mandelbrot

  4. https://budget.gc.ca/2022/report-rapport/chap9-en.html#wb-cont

    In the last several months, for example, there have been a number of high-profile examples—both around the world and here in Canada—where digital assets and cryptocurrencies have been used to avoid global sanctions and fund illegal activities.

    Budget 2022 includes measures that will help maintain the integrity of the financial system, promote fair competition, and protect both the finances of Canadians and our national security.

    Budget 2022 announces the government’s intention to launch a financial sector legislative review focused on the digitalization of money and maintaining financial sector stability and security. The first phase of the review will be directed at digital currencies, including cryptocurrencies and stablecoins.
    Budget 2022 also proposes $17.7 million over five years, starting in 2022-23, to the Department of Finance to lead the review.
    The review will examine, among other factors: how to adapt the financial sector regulatory framework and toolbox to manage new digitalization risks; how to maintain the security and stability of the financial system in light of these evolving business models and technological capabilities; and the potential need for a central bank digital currency in Canada.

    Separately, the government is investing in the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) and will develop legislative proposals to strengthen the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, the Criminal Code, and other legislation, to investigate and prosecute financial crimes, manage emerging threats, such as those posed by the digitalization of money, and ensure the government has the tools necessary to preserve financial integrity and economic security in Canada.

  5. city news -Do zoo animals and pets need the COVID-19 vaccine?

    With Calgary’s zoo vaccinating their at-risk animals, Sarah Chew talks to experts about what pet owners should do.

  6. A panel of “experts” are set to debate limiting personal freedoms for the good of the earth’s climate at The University of British Columbia later this month. The keynote speaker will be Michael Ignatieff, and they will be exploring if limiting freedoms is required to achieve climate stability.

    The question will be “Should individual choice be restricted to preserve the climate”?

  7. New Zealand High Court ENDS Jacinda Ardern’s Vaccine Mandate: “It’s a Gross Violation of Human Rights”

    THIS LANDMARK CASE WILL BE USED TO OVERTHROW ALL OF ARDERN’S ILLEGAL MANDATES IN NEW ZEALAND.

    Justice Francis Cooke ruled that ordering frontline police officers and Defence staff to be vaccinated or face losing their job was not a “reasonably justified” breach of the Bill of Rights.

    Nzherald.co.nz reports: The lawyer for the police and Defence staff at the centre of the claim is now calling for the suspended workers to return to their jobs immediately, saying many have given decades of service to their community and are still committed to their jobs.

    The challenge, put forward by a group of Defence force and police employees, questioned the legality of making an order under the Covid-19 Public Health Response Act to require vaccination for frontline employees.

    The challenge was supported by a group of 37 employees affected by the mandate, who submitted written affidavits to the court.

    Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Wood, Deputy Police Commissioner Tania Kura and NZDF Chief People Officer Brigadier Matthew Weston filed affidavits defending the mandate.

    As it stands, 164 of the overall police workforce of nearly 15,700 were affected by the mandate after choosing not to be vaccinated. For NZDF, the mandate affected 115 of its 15,500 staff.

    The group relied on two aspects of the Bill of Rights – the right to decline a medical procedure and the right to religious freedom.

    On the religious freedom argument, a number of those who made submissions referred to their fundamental objection to taking the Pfizer vaccine, given that it was tested on the cells that were derived from a human foetus.

    Justice Cooke agreed with the claim, saying that “an obligation to receive the vaccine which a person objects to because it has been tested on cells derived from a human foetus, potentially an aborted foetus, does involve a limitation on the manifestation of a religious belief.”

    However, Justice Cooke disagreed with the claimants’ broader claims that requiring vaccination is inconsistent with holding religious beliefs more generally.

    “I do not accept that a belief in an individual’s bodily integrity and personal autonomy is a religious belief or practice. Rather it seems to me, in the circumstances of this case, to be a belief in the secular concept referred to in section 11 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act.”

    Justice Cooke also agreed with the claim that the mandate impinged on the right to decline a medical procedure.

    The judge said that while it’s clear the government isn’t forcing Police and NZDF employees to get vaccinated against their will and they still have the right to refuse vaccination, the mandate presents an element of pressure.

    “The associated pressure to surrender employment involves a limit on the right to retain that employment, which the above principles suggest can be thought of as an important right or interest recognised not only in domestic law, but in the international instruments,” Justice Cooke stated.

    But in considering the two claims, Justice Cooke also considered whether or not the mandate fell within the definitions laid out in the Covid-19 Public Health Response Act.

    The court accepted that vaccination has a significant beneficial effect in limiting serious illness, hospitalisation, and death, including with the Omicron variant. However, it was less effective in reducing infection and transmission of Omicron than had been the case with other variants of Covid-19.

    “In essence, the order mandating vaccinations for police and NZDF staff was imposed to ensure the continuity of the public services, and to promote public confidence in those services, rather than to stop the spread of Covid-19. Indeed health advice provided to the government was that further mandates were not required to restrict the spread of Covid-19. I am not satisfied that continuity of these services is materially advanced by the order,” the Judge said.

    “Covid-19 clearly involves a threat to the continuity of police and NZDF services. That is because the Omicron variant in particular is so transmissible. But that threat exists for both vaccinated and unvaccinated staff. I am not satisfied that the order makes a material difference, including because of the expert evidence before the court on the effects of vaccination on Covid-19 including the Delta and Omicron variants.”

    An additional claim that the mandate would disproportionately affect Maori was dismissed by Justice Cooke.

    https://newspunch.com/new-zealand-high-court-ends-jacinda-arderns-vaccine-mandate-its-a-gross-violation-of-human-rights/

  8. Ain’t it funny that “elites” don’t have to be vaccinated, just the “little people”, or should I say just the “little stupid sheep people”?

  9. I love the picture of the stairs, the moss, the overgrowth, and I wonder do they lead to a magic kingdom where we might all escape the madness?

    • That’s what I wondered when I took it. It had that feel in person. All white light as you looked up the stairway.

  10. Historically, VAERS has been shown to report 1% of actual adverse reactions.

    Here are the numbers for April 1, (fitting) 2022

    1, 217,333 adverse reactions

    26,699 deaths up 303 from the week before

    217,031 serious injuries up 2,780 from the week before. Serious injuries, blood clots, myocarditis, heart attacks, is chemical strokes, 5370 pregnant women adverse reactions – including 1693 miscarriages or premature birth.

    Fifteen year old girl from South Dakota had first Pfizer shot July 30, 2021, second shot August 20, 2021, taken to ER January 15, 2022, Covid positive, placed on ventilator and died.

    Do no harm

  11. Shanghai – April 08 2022

    google translate :

    On April 8, Weibo user @tiaoshe posted a video saying that a pregnant woman in Shanghai went to the hospital with the consent of the neighborhood committee for medical treatment, but was stopped and beaten on the road by a group of anti-epidemic personnel wearing security uniforms. According to the pregnant woman, the man who took the lead in beating was wearing an armband with the words “Party Commando” written on it.

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