Reader’s Links for November 11th, 2022

Here is a link to the VladTepesBlog social media Mastodon Pod. Please feel free to check it out and sign up for an account if you are sufficiently annoyed with Twitter and Facebook to try something new.

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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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

26 Replies to “Reader’s Links for November 11th, 2022”

  1. “Trump irks conservatives, could be damaging his political career by attacking DeSantis
    NEWS” Alex Nitzberg | November 10, 2022

    “If you watch this you can understand @realDonaldTrump’s comments on Governor Desantimonius tonite” Roger Stone – November 10, 2022

    XmFactor – November 10, 2022

  2. BBC – Belgium stabbing suspect ‘on extremist watch list’

    Prosecutors in Belgium say a man who killed a police officer in the capital Brussels on Thursday was on a list of potentially violent extremists.

    The suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” or “God is greatest” during the knife attack, according to a second officer who was also stabbed but survived.

    Belgian authorities said the suspect had earlier walked into a police station requesting psychological help.

    The suspect was shot by other police officers and remains in hospital.

    At a press conference in Brussels on Friday, officials said the Belgian national – Yassine M – had been in jail between 2013 and 2019 for non-terror offences and was on a violent extremist watch list.

    Earlier in the day the suspect, who was in his early-30s, visited a police station in the Schaerbeek area of northern Brussels, making incoherent remarks and talking about his hatred of the police.

    He was escorted to a psychiatric unit for treatment but when police contacted the hospital later he had apparently already left, according to the Belgian federal prosecutor, which is leading the case.

    Spokesman Eric Van Duyse said the suspect had targeted two officers while they waited at a red light in a patrol vehicle near the busy Gare du Nord train station.

    The man stabbed the driver – a 29-year-old officer referred to as Thomas M – in the throat with a knife causing what were to be fatal injuries.

    He then stabbed a second officer, aged 23, in the arm. He was taken to hospital for emergency surgery and is said to be recovering.

    ‘These are not fireworks’
    One local resident told the BBC they had heard “five or six shots” fired shortly after the attack, which occurred at around 19:15 (18:15 GMT).

    “I was coming from work and I was on the phone with my dad and then I heard five or six gunshots,” the witness, named Kremel, said.

    “My father asked me ‘what’s going on?’ I said it’s probably fireworks. He told me, ‘No, these are gunshots’.”

    The federal prosecutor’s office said the attack is being viewed as assassination and attempted murder in a terrorist context.

    Mr Van Duyse told the BBC he was not aware of the authorities being in contact with the suspect since his release from prison four years ago.

    Under existing rules, he said, the suspect could not have been detained because he had voluntarily requested assistance. He said they would be looking at the chain of events as part of the investigation.

    In a tweet sending condolences to the dead officer’s family and friends, Belgium’s Prime Minister Alexander De Croo wrote: “Our police officers risk their lives every day to ensure the safety of our citizens. Today’s drama demonstrates this once again.”

    Police tape, sealed-off streets and flashing blue lights bring back bad memories for Brussels.

    It was six years ago, but Brussels still bears the marks of a co-ordinated terrorist attack – at the main airport and on the metro – that killed 32 people in 2016.

    In the coming weeks, nine alleged members of a cell of the so-called Islamic State group are due to go on trial for their involvement in the attacks.

    al jazeera – Belgium police stabbing suspect on counterterrorism watch list

    A knifeman, who killed a police officer and wounded another, was known to authorities before carrying out his attack.

    […]The suspect, who had served six years in prison for “common law offences” between 2013 and 2019, went to a police station earlier on Thursday to express hatred for them.

    Tim De Wolf, the head of the Brussels prosecutor’s office, said the man made “incoherent remarks” at the station.

    “He spoke of hatred against the police and asked to be taken care of psychologically,” De Wolf said.

    Yassine M was taken by officers to the psychiatric emergency room of a Brussels hospital, but was not arrested or detained as he did not meet the criteria for involuntary committal, the officials said.


    europravda -Brussels police investigate ‘terrorist motives’ as officer stabbed to death

  3. BREAKING: Arizona election results delayed until after weekend, Maricopa officials say

    Voters experienced issues with Maricopa County’s tabulator machines, with one polling worker revealing that around 25 percent of ballots were being rejected.

    The election results in Arizona will likely be delayed past the weekend as a Maricopa County spokesperson said the counting of ballots will not be done Friday as original expected. The nation anxiously awaits the results of the gubernatorial election and senate races.

    Kari Lake faced off against Democrat Katie Hobbs, who refused to step onto the debate stage and address her opponent, while Blake Masters seeks to unseat incumbent Mark Kelly for an Arizona senate seat.

    Since the early morning hours of Election Day, voters experienced issues with Maricopa County’s tabulator machines, with one polling worker revealing that around 25 percent of ballots were being rejected.

    Since then the counting of votes has been trickling in, especially after 290,000 ballots were dropped off Election day. There has been much speculation as to why there are so many delays, and accusations levied at election officials, who are blamed for delaying and stalling the process.

    On Wednesday evening, Maricopa County officials revealed that 70 out of 223 voting locations, or nearly one out of every three, were impacted by printer issues on Election Day.

    According to a joint statement from Chairman Bill Gates and Vice Chairman Clint Hickman, “The printer settings for the Ballot-On-Demand printers at Vote Centers were the same ones we used in the August Primary. The paper was the same thickness. Prior to the General Election, the Elections Department test-printed and test-tabulated hundreds of ballots without issue.”

    “We are committed to finding out what factors changed that led to issues at 70 Vote Centers on Tuesday. We are grateful to county techs who found a fix to the problem by adjusting printer settings,” the statement said in part.

    The statement said that around 7 percent of ballots, or around 17,000, were impacted by the printer issues.

    According to AZ Mirror, Republicans voting by mail was down during the lead-up to the election, with Democrats leading early turnouts. Republican voters had been expected to turn up in force on Election Day.

    Speaking with Charlie Kirk on Tuesday, Turning Point Action Chief Operating Officer Tyler Bowyer revealed that his ballot, and many others, had been printed so badly that machines couldn’t read the.

    “If you go in and you check in and your ballot isn’t scanning you need to ask them for another print,” Bowyer explained. “I just experienced it myself. I personally just went and requested a ballot.”

    Bowyer explained that his ballot had been misprinted, and that “it was so blotchy from the printer that the scanner could not read it.”

    “I believe that is part of the problem of why people aren’t having their ballots be read, is that you have bad equipment, faulty equipment, you have machines that need to be replaced, printers that need to be replaced, and the poll judge there told me they requested two hours ago for a replacement and they can’t even get people to pick up the phone in Maricopa County,” he said.

    Arizona still has an estimated 500,000 ballots to count

  4. CDC: Covid Hospitalizations Climb in Kids Under 6 Months

    Rochelle Walenksy is urging mothers to get vaccinated as Covid-19 hospitalizations are rising among babies under 6 months old.

  5. NOV 07 2022 – CDC’s Monkeypox Response Update

    Rochelle Walensky discusses the latest updates on CDC’s response to the Monkey Pox outbreak.

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