Reader’s links for may 6th, 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.

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    • europravda -Ukraine needs modern version of the Marshall Plan, says Zelensky

      Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls for “a modern analogue of the Marshall Plan”, explaining that the $6.5 billion dollars raised at the International Donors’ Conference “is only part of what is really needed” to repair the damage caused by Russia’s war.

    • Return of the sniper Wali | “War is a terrible disappointment”

      Two months after responding to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call, sniper Wali is back in Quebec – unscathed, although he nearly lost his life there “several times”.

      But most foreign fighters like him who have gone to Ukraine have come away bitterly disappointed, mired in the fog of war without even having been to the front lines once.

      […]
      https://oicanadian.com/return-of-the-sniper-wali-war-is-a-terrible-disappointment/

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      Retour du tireur d’élite Wali « La guerre, c’est une déception terrible »

      […]C’est, au bout du compte, sa vie familiale qui l’a emporté sur son désir d’aider les Ukrainiens, raconte Wali. « Mon cœur a le goût de retourner au front. J’ai toujours la flamme. J’aime le théâtre des opérations. Mais j’ai poussé ma chance. Je n’ai aucune blessure. Je me dis : jusqu’où je peux brasser le dé ? Je ne veux pas perdre ce que j’ai ici », dit le jeune père de famille, qui a raté le premier anniversaire de son fils alors qu’il était au front.

      https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/2022-05-06/retour-du-tireur-d-elite-wali/la-guerre-c-est-une-deception-terrible.php

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      CBC – Shadow’s war: A Canadian veteran describes weeks under fire in Ukraine

      Former Canadian Forces soldier experienced combat for the first time as a volunteer in Ukraine

      It happened in a split-second.

      About 10 days ago, a Russian tank that Shadow and a fellow Canadian — the sniper known as Wali — had been quietly stalking in the Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine turned and fired on them.

      Two Ukrainian soldiers who were with them had ignored Wali’s advice a moment before by stepping outside the cover of their observation post — nothing more than a trench — for a cigarette.

      Shadow — the nom de guerre of a former Canadian soldier from Sherbrooke, a member of the Royal 22nd Regiment who later served as a meteorological technician with the navy — had been about to join his Ukrainian friends when the tank opened up, landing a shell right between the two Ukrainians.

      […]

      + 800 comments on the CBC page

      https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-russia-canadian-forces-1.6443048

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      CBC – Canadian fighting in Ukraine describes the ‘hell’ he witnessed

      ( 17 min )

      Warning: Contains graphic descriptions of war | A former Canadian soldier, identified as Shadow, tells CBC’s David Common about the violence he’s witnessed, the courage of Ukrainians and why he went over to fight.

    • NATIONAL POST – Incompetence or the realities of war? Turmoil for Canadian-led foreign battalion in Ukraine

      Ex-members say the ‘Norman Brigade’ is badly run and under-equipped. But a well-known Canadian sniper says the unit’s leader is a ‘good fighter and warrior’

      The Canadian military veteran who calls himself Hrulf says he realized after his first combat experience in Ukraine several weeks ago that he could have died, multiple times.

      Coming under small-arms, artillery and aerial fire from Russian forces was a “living hell,” he said.

      But the Quebec native is now battling a different kind of foe, as he and the Norman Brigade foreign-fighter unit he commands come under serious criticism from several of the brigade’s former members.

      Infantry veterans themselves, they allege that the brigade run by Hrulf — a nom-de-guerre he adopted for security reasons — is reckless, has little weaponry or protective equipment for the soldiers he recruits and no official relationship with the Ukrainian forces.

      Hrulf is essentially building a “private army” with volunteers from around the world to defend the village of his Ukrainian wife and children, they charge.

      “He’s endangering the lives of unsuspecting young Canadians who just want to go and see combat,” says Paul, an Ottawa-based civil servant who was the brigade second-in-command before quitting and joining Ukraine’s official International Legion. “It’s not right, it’s completely irresponsible, especially for a person claiming to be a commander.”

      […]

      https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/turmoil-for-norman-brigade-canadian-led-foreign-battalion-in-ukraine

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      ctv – Ordinary Canadians prepare to fight to defend Ukraine

      Canadians are answering the call to defend Ukraine against the Russian invasion after a plea by Zelensky.

    • DEUTSCHE PRAVDA – Petraeus on Russia: ‘The level of training of their soldiers is clearly inadequate’

      In an interview with DW’s Washington bureau chief Ines Pohl, US Army general (ret.) David Petraeus said that Putin did not have a competent campaign plan when Russia invaded Ukraine.
      “They attacked in five or six different locations.

      Their logistics proved absolutely abysmal.

      The level of training of their soldiers and their junior leaders is clearly inadequate.

      Their communication systems have broken down,” Petraeus said.

    • europravda – Orbán’s ‘atomic bomb’ comments ‘unacceptable’, says EU foreign policy chief

      EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has criticised Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for comparing the bloc’s plan to gradually ban Russian oil imports to “dropping an atomic bomb on Hungary’s economy”.

      “This is unacceptable,” Borrell told Euronews.

    • city news – Dramatic campaign to aid Ukraine

      “This could happen where we live,” says Marty Martinez, Chief Creative Officer for Tank Worldwide, a communications agency that partnered with Rodeo FX to create shocking images depicting prominent North American landmarks in ruins like in Ukraine.

    • Moon of Alabama – U.S. Pushes Fake Stories To Goad Russia Into Escalation

      […]To achieve this the NSC has pushed a number of stories to the media which claim that alleged Ukrainian successes are based on U.S. intelligence.

      https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/us-pushes-fake-stories-to-goad-russia-into-escalation.html#comments

      CNN – US provided intel that helped Ukraine target Russian warship

      When Ukraine successfully targeted Russia’s prized warship last month with anti-ship cruise missiles, it had some help from the United States.

      Ukrainian forces, having spotted the Russian warship in the Black Sea, called their American contacts for confirmation that it was in fact the Moskva, sources familiar with the events told CNN.

      The US responded that it was, and provided intelligence about its location.

    • CNN – “We will be resisting until the very end.” – Ukrainian Commander on battle at Azovstal steel plant

      Ukrainian Commander Denis Shlega talks to CNN’s ErinBurnett from Mariupol, where he, other soldiers and civilians remain under siege by Russians at the Azovstal steel plant.

    • CNN – The Ukrainian Journalists Fighting Russian ‘Fake News’

      The world has been getting another lesson in Russian disinformation during its invasion of Ukraine.

      Reality Check’s John Avlon speaks with Yevhen Fedchenko, a journalism professor and the editor-in-chief of the website StopFake.org.

      Since 2014, its team of fact-checkers and reporters have been pioneers in the open-source disinformation wars.

    • Szijjártó Péter is in Warsaw, Poland.
      Yesterday at 6:22 AM ·
      We offered a grant package consisting of five elements, worth a total of 14 billion HUF in Warsaw, at the donor conference organized by Ukraine:
      ?? We are ready to participate in the reconstruction of a demolished school and hospital in the area appointed by the Ukrainian authorities.
      ?? We provide scholarships and learning opportunities at Hungarian universities for thousands of university students who have been forced to flee from Ukraine.
      ?? We are sending mobile homes to the Carpathian residents of Eastern and Middle-Ukrainians who fled to the western side of Ukraine, to the Carpathians.
      ??We provide care to injured Ukrainian soldiers in our hospitals without any number restriction.
      ?? Finally, we are ready to provide medical care to 130 Ukrainian children in Hungary.

      From Peter Szijjártó’s Facebook Page

    • the gateway pundit George W. Bush Calls President Zelenskyy the “Winston Churchill of Our Time”

      George W. Bush held a video call on Thursday.

      During the call, Bush called Zelensky the “Winston Churchill of our times.”

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/05/embarrassing-george-w-bush-calls-president-zelenskyy-winston-churchill-time/

      MSNBC – Pentagon: Ukrainians Are Still Fighting Bravely In Mariupol

      Intelligence shared by the U.S. helped Ukraine sink the Russian cruiser Moskva, U.S. officials told NBC News.

      Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby joins Morning Joe to discuss why intel leaks aren’t helpful in helping Ukrainians.

      Secretary Kirby also discusses the continued fight at the steel plant in Mariupol.

    • europravda – ‘This Russia is totalitarian, it’s nationalistic, it’s imperial’, warns Poland’s PM

      ( 19 min 54 )

      Putin is a “war criminal” who is committing “genocide” in Ukraine, Mateusz Morawiecki has told in an exclusive interview.

    • 51 civilians, including children, were evacuated from the territory of the Azovstal plant. Evacuation is complete.

      Earlier, civilians who had left the territory of the combine said that they did not know anything about the humanitarian corridors that were opened especially for them.

      They also did not know about the upcoming evacuation. The militants hid this information.

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      national post reuters – Third bus evacuates 23 more civilians from Azovstal plant in Mariupol – TASS

      A third bus, carrying 23 civilian evacuees, on Friday left the Azovstal complex in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, which is besieged by Russian forces, the Russian state news agency TASS reported, citing its correspondent on site.

      Earlier on Friday, 25 civilians, including children, were brought out in two buses from the steelworks to a reception camp in the Russian-controlled town of Bezimenne

      https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/third-bus-evacuates-23-more-civilians-from-azovstal-plant-in-mariupol-tass

    • Jill Biden thanks US troops in Romania

      Jill Biden arrived at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase in Romania Friday, to thank U.S. troops deployed there. It was Mrs. Biden’s first stop on a four-day visit to eastern Europe to get an up-close look at the Ukrainian refugee crisis.

    • europravda -RT and Sputnik: Kremlin-backed media evading EU ban on content, says report

      The Disinformation Situation Center says Russian state broadcasters are still able to disseminate materials to EU users on social media.

    • reuters – Ukraine defiant as ‘Victory Day’ approaches in Russia

      Putin will lead celebrations on May 9, marking the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany.

    • city news – Will Putin declare war on Monday?

      Will Vladimir Putin declare war on Monday? Melissa Duggan on the wider warning aimed at the West that could come on Russia’s Victory Day.

    • twitter @TulsiGabbard

      We’re already in a hot war with Russia, and it’s going to get a lot hotter because the Biden Admin’s stated goal is the complete destruction of Russia’s economy & military. Russia has made it clear that if faced with this prospect they’ll have no choice but to use tactical…(1/3)

      https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1522535121915588609
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      …nukes. Once the nuclear Pandora’s Box is open, it’ll be impossible to close. The path the Biden Admin has us on will lead to WWIII & nuclear Armageddon. Our country, families & world will suffer beyond comprehension. Obviously this isn’t what the American people want…

      https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1522535320805273600
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      …We want peace & prosperity. But we have to fight for it. It’s not too late. With upcoming elections, the power is in our hands to stop this insanity by supporting those, D or R, who are committed to ending this war with Russia & use our treasure for the American people. (

      https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1522535321950322690

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      The path Biden Admin has us on will lead to WWIII & nuclear Armageddon

  1. This has a link to a film festival just outside of Washington, DC with about a dozen films on Ukraine. Two fire hydrants in another part of town, which someone has whimsically painted blue and yellow, are in a Russian-speaking neighborhood in Rockville. Putin is evil and who is paying to produce and distribute these films?
    https://www.sourceofthespring.com/silver-spring-news/2793005/afi-to-screen-series-of-films-from-ukraine/ Ukraine’s official selection for the 2020 Academy Awards. “Homeward” follows a father and son attempting to return another son’s body to the disputed Crimea territory where the boy was born.

  2. Session 103 – Swords to Ploughshares
    Corona Investigative Committee – May 6, 2022 approx. 9AM ET

    Topic excerpt:
    1. Danger of nuclear war
    2. On the German expert panel for the evaluation of the Covid-19 measures
    3. Provable: Multiple increase in mortality risk after corona “vaccination’
    4. Vanuatu’s successful resistance to WHO
    5. Adverse effects after Booster-shots: results of a survey by the Israeli Ministry of Health
    6. Report from trial at German Federal Administrative Court: high-ranking officers sue
    against mandatory vaccination
    Reiner Fuellmich – May 5, 2022 – Telegram
    https://t.me/ReinerFuellmichEnglish/320

    odysee link: May 6, 2022, 9 am
    https://odysee.com/@Corona-Investigative-Committee:5/s103en:5

  3. Canadians’ trips to liquor stores, pharmacies tracked via phones during pandemic

    OTTAWA — Canadians’ movements, including trips to the liquor store and pharmacy, were closely tracked via their mobile phones without their knowledge during the COVID-19 pandemic, a report sent to a parliamentary committee shows.

    OTTAWA — Canadians’ movements, including trips to the liquor store and pharmacy, were closely tracked via their mobile phones without their knowledge during the COVID-19 pandemic, a report sent to a parliamentary committee shows.

    Outbreak intelligence analysts BlueDot prepared reports using anonymized data for the Public Health Agency of Canada to help it understand travel patterns during the pandemic.

    The federal government provided one of these reports to the House of Commons ethics committee as it probed the collection and use of mobile phone data by the public health agency.

    The report reveals the agency was able to view a detailed snapshot of people’s behaviour, including visits to the grocery store, gatherings with family and friends, time spent at home and trips to other towns and provinces.

    MPs on the ethics committee expressed surprise at how much detail the report contained, even as all identifying information was stripped out.

    “Questions remain about the specifics of the data provided … if Canadians’ rights were violated, and what advice the Liberal government was given,” said Damien Kurek, Conservative MP for Battle River-Crowfoot.

    The committee on Wednesday released a report on its overall probe into the agency’s collection of phone data during the pandemic. It concluded the government should tell Canadians if it collects data about their movements and allow them to opt out.

    The Public Health Agency said it took safeguarding Canadians’ privacy very seriously and the analysis on Canadians’ movements it received “is not about following individuals’ trips to a specific location, but rather in understanding whether the number of visits to specific locations have increased or decreased over time.”

    “For example, point-of-interest data from BlueDot identifies the number of visits to grocery stores, parks, liquor stores and hospitals,” a spokesman said. “All we receive is the location of the point of interest and the number of visits for a specific day.”

    Adam van Koeverden, parliamentary secretary to the minister of health, sent the sample BlueDot report to the ethics committee on Jan. 31. It covers movements in September 2021.

    The report provides information on how many people were moving between specific towns, such as the border community of Abbotsford, B.C., as well as provinces and territories. It shows movements across the Canada-U.S. border, comparing travel to previous weeks and years going back to 2019.

    The phone locations allowed the agency to get a picture of gatherings occurring in people’s houses, such as over the Labour Day weekend. The report included a graph recording hours spent away from home in each province between Christmas Day 2020 to the week of Sept. 19, 2021.

    Kamran Khan, founder and CEO of BlueDot, said the company’s role is to produce “infectious disease insights,” not to collect location data directly from mobile devices.

    He said BlueDot has no interest in the movements or lifestyles of individuals.

    “Our only goal is to help protect lives and livelihoods from infectious diseases, which requires intelligence about overall trends in populations,” he said.

    The company procured anonymous and aggregated data from third-party vendors so there was no information about the specific device the data came from.

    “None of the information ever includes demographic information or specific identifiers or anything like a name, telephone number, email or address,” he said.

    “The data and analysis that we do provide are indicators: statistical summaries of anonymous device information, such as the total number of devices travelling between two cities.”

    The public health agency gave The Canadian Press an example of the way the data is presented to them, showing addresses of beer and liquor stores, the number of visits and the date the visits occurred. It included no names or identifying personal information.

    https://kitchener.citynews.ca/national-news/canadians-trips-to-liquor-stores-pharmacies-tracked-via-phones-during-pandemic-5334876

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    COVID-19 mapping tool shows transmission is high in Montreal offices

    “It’s very important to develop a customized solutions,” says Leon Wang, Concordia University professor, who created CityRPI, a web tool tracking COVID-19 transmission.

    The highest risks of infection, in schools and offices

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