Reader’s Links for December 30th, 2022

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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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39 Replies to “Reader’s Links for December 30th, 2022”

  1. Only communists having a profound ignorance of the nature of capital impose these now fashionable “windfall taxes” on oil and gas companies. Or, conversely, they have a perfect sense of capital’s behavior, because what they are doing is destroying it or chasing it away. Capital flows to jurisdictions that treat it best. Who are they to cap profits at 10%? Who are they to dictate the return on risk? So, given that we, here, do not entertain the generosity of granting excuses in the name of stupidity to all politicians who take destructive positions in any realm, we must conclude they have declared war on capital, itself. They are determined to impoverish Western populations,
    Bringing us to our knees,
    Only then to “rescue” we the desperate people,
    With the digital gulag of CBDCs.

    • “They have a perfect sense of capital’s behaviour” and are wafting billions of it from taxpayers into their own ‘businesses’ and bank accounts via various devious ways. ( see FTX, biden’s green energy boondoggle etc)

  2. Brazil Down to the Wire: “There will be Civil War if the Army Doesn’t Act”
    By Richard Abelson
    Published December 30, 2022 at 7:15am

    It is down to the wire in Brazil as convicted criminal Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is scheduled to be inaugurated Jan. 1. The leftist Supreme Court has ordered mass arrests of Bolsonaro supporters and for the protest camp outside Army HQ in Brasilia to be cleared. President Bolsonaro has appointed a new Military Commander and has not left the Presidential Palace yet. He is due to speak today.

    Fake news CNN Brazil spread false rumors that President Jair Bolsonaro had fled the country for Florida, when actually he had sent his wife Michelle and daughter, possibly to keep them safe from an eventual confrontation. A special unit was put together to provide security to the Bolsonaro family in the USA. Rumors have it the Bolsonaros may be at Mar-a-Lago.

    The president remains in Brazil. Bolsonaro has not left the Palacio do Planalto, which he should have left two weeks ago.

    He is ruling by executive orders (which can be revoked by the new leftist government), appointing a new Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, General Júlio Cesar de Arruda, who is said to be pro-Bolsonaro. Protestors blamed the Generals for not acting to save the country, with banners reading “Cowards!”

    • JUST IN: Bolsonaro Rules Out Military Intervention in Brazil, “I Have No Support from Other Institutions to Act Against Lula!”
      By Fernando de Castro
      Published December 30, 2022 at 8:30am

      Fernando de Castro in Brazil

      Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday (30) acknowledged defeat to the Brazilian Socialist Lula da Silva. He said he had no support for a military reaction to October’s election result, under suspicion of fraud

      Certain measures have to have support from other parties, support from parliament, support from some of the Supreme, from other institutions. Some people think it’s just take the Santa and solve it. It’s not like that. It is not easy. I have always done my part,” the president said.

      He ruled out any measure of force to revoke Lula’s election. Jair Bolsonaro will leave Brazil soon (Gateway reported) as his socialist opponents seek to arrest him for political persecution

    • Associated Press – Officials say Bolsonaro may have left Brazil for Florida

      SAO PAULO (AP) — The office of Brazil’s vice president says he has become acting president, an indication that President Jair Bolsonaro has left the country. An official document says Bolsonaro may be headed to Florida.

      Bolsonaro’s political nemesis, leftist President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is to be inaugurated Sunday. The press office of Bolsonaro’s Vice-President, Gen. Hamilton Mourão, confirmed he was acting as president. That would happen while Bolsonaro was traveling, meaning that he would skip the inauguration in a break with Brazilian tradition.

      Brazil’s official gazette says several officials were given permission to accompany “the future ex-president” to Miami between Jan. 1 and Jan. 30, to offer “advice, security and personal support.”

      According to flight tracking websites, the Armed Forces’ official airplane left the capital, Brasilia, around 2 p.m. local time for Orlando, Fla.


  3. Disgraced Crypto Billionaire and Top Democrat Donor Sam Bankman-Fried Met with Biden Officials at Least 4 Times, Including in September
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 29, 2022 at 9:20pm

    Bankman-Fried donated over $40 million to Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections.

    FTX was laundering money from Ukraine and moving millions to donate to Democrats in the 2022 midterms.
    It was a nifty trick by Democrats to get some easy campaign cash.

    • zero hedge – FTX Founder Reportedly Cashes Out $684K After Being Released On Bail

      SBF has allegedly cashed out $684,000 from a crypto exchange in Seychelles while being under house arrest, according to an on-chain investigation…

      […]Decentralized finance (DeFi) analyst BowTiedIguana took to Twitter on Dec. 29 to report on a series of obfuscated wallet transactions allegedly linked to SBF, suggesting that the former FTX CEO could have violated release conditions to not spend more than $1,000 without permission from the court.

      […]The alleged SBF-linked transactions occurred about a week after SBF was granted bail with a $250 million bond secured by SBF’s parents paid with the equity in their house. SBF previously claimed that he only had $100,000 in his bank account after the collapse of FTX.

      The news comes soon after the government of Bahamas officially announced that local authorities seized $3.5 billion worth of crypto from FTX on Nov. 12. The authorities claimed that the action was taken in order to avoid a risk of “imminent dissipation” of funds after SBF warned about cyberattacks on FTX in mid-November.
      Sam Bankman-Fried at the box office?

    • MSNBC – Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: ‘We’re Still Having 125,000 Deaths From Covid A Year’

      Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, former White House Adviser for Health Policy, joined Morning Joe to discuss the winter rise in COVID cases and the potential spread of new variants following the ongoing outbreak in China.

      Dr. Emanuel said that while they’re seeing the spread of variants they’ve seen before, what he’s concerned about is that “China is expected to have 800 million people infected in the next 90 days, beating the rest of the world.”

      In his piece for the New York Times, he analyzes falling vaccination rates for children and points out the discrepancy between red and blue states on this issue.

      He says that enforcement of vaccinations for children is “absolutely critical.”

    • JAN 2022 – SKY NEWS UK – Robert F. Kennedy Jr behind many dangerous antivax messages

      Robert F. Kennedy Jr, nephew of JFK, is one of 12 people said to be responsible for two-thirds of online COVID-19 vaccine dis-information.

      The US has been hard hit by the Omicron variant and there are around 145,000 people hospitalised with COVID nationwide this week, slightly down from last week but still higher than any prior surge.

      Experts believe one factor in why the US is still seeing record numbers of hospitalisations and deaths may be patchy vaccination rates.

    • the times of India – Sudden cardiac arrest: ICMR to probe Covid link

      NEW DELHI: The Indian Council of Medical Research is conducting a study to find out the reason behind a sudden rise in cardiac arrests and the role of COVID , if any.

      It will involve a review of the recent cases of sudden cardiac arrests reported from the country and verbal autopsy – a method of gathering information about symptoms and circumstances for a deceased person to determine their cause of death.

      Some of the top cardiologists and forensic specialists from AIIMS have been roped in for the study, sources said. “There is a lot of disinformation going on about the possible causes behind a rise in cases of sudden cardiac arrest. Many people are also linking it with Covid and vaccines used for it.

      The purpose of this study will be to investigate the actual cause,” a health ministry official said. Recently, multiple videos have surfaced on social media platforms that show people, many of them young, collapsing and dying suddenly while dancing or singing or just out for a walk.

      “My suggestion is that people shouldn’t ignore cardiac symptoms regardless of their age or fitness. It is also advisable to get periodic health check-ups done to reduce the risk of a health catastrophe,” one of the doctors warned.

      Suggestions were also made for conducting postmortem in sudden cardiac deaths involving young people with no known history of heart disease or other known risk factors. “It will help conclude the cause of death. Also, in case the death was caused due to an undiagnosed heart condition, then the family can be asked to undergo screening to rule out the disease as well. Some of the heart diseases are known to run in families,” one of the experts told TOI recently.

      A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked. It is a “circulation” problem. Sudden cardiac arrest, on the other hand, is an “electrical” problem, according to the American Hearth Association

  4. “7 Years After Police Shot LaVoy Finicum in Back, Arizona Family Asks Supreme Court to Hear Case” by Beth Brelje – December 29, 2022

    “One day before his death, Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum spoke about potential encounters with feds” The Oregonian – January 27, 2016

  5. “7 Years After Police Shot LaVoy Finicum in Back, Arizona Family Asks Supreme Court to Hear Case” by Beth Brelje – December 29, 2022

    “One day before his death, Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum spoke about potential encounters with feds” The Oregonian – January 27, 2016

  6. MUST READ: Maricopa County 2022 Corruption and How Runbeck Used Spanish-Speaking Employees and Quit Running Counts on Election Day Ballots
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 30, 2022 at 8:00am

    Arizona voters expect their local elections and any legal proceedings to be handled locally. That is not what happened in the 2022 midterms.

    The Kari Lake lawsuit was against the Maricopa Board of Supervisors and the County Recorder. Both are Republican controlled bodies with 5 of the 6 people registered as Republicans. The Kari Lake legal team had 2 exceptional attorney’s, a 3rd behind the scenes, and a few researchers. Maricopa had a cabal of 20 lawyers and their support staff. This included teams from Perkins Coie and the Elias Law Group, both out of D.C. These Republican elected officials solicited legal help from the most notorious DNC hit squads. It’s their best chance to hide the election malfeasance. There’s no longer any doubt which team these officials are on. They hired the DNC’s den of thieves?

  7. REDACTED – He DOESN’T want you to know this about Hunter Biden laptop story and Ukraine

    What are Democrats hiding in Ukraine?
    What is George Soros hiding in Ukraine?
    What is Hunter Biden hiding in Ukraine?
    Turns out a lot. So much so that they had a game plan in place for when we figured it out and we are starting to figure it out.

    • msn –Zelensky made a secret phone call to Mitch McConnell urging him to pass a provision that would give Ukraine the seized fortunes of Russian oligarchs: report

      Following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s historic visit to the US last week, Congress passed a provision to give Ukraine the assets that were seized from sanctioned Russian oligarchs.

      The approval of the measure may have had something to do with a secret phone call between Zelensky and Sen. Mitch McConnell, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The outlet reported Thursday that the Ukrainian president called the Senate minority leader one day before his White House visit and address to Congress.

      Three unnamed sources told the Post-Gazette about the call, in which Zelensky attempted to persuade McConnell that proceeds from the oligarchs’ seized assets, including superyachts and mansions, should be used to help Ukraine rebuild from the devastation of the war.

      The provision ultimately passed as an amendment to the $1.7 trillion bipartisan spending bill that passed the Senate in a 68-29 vote on December 22, and passed the House the following day. The bill also included $45 billion in emergency assistance to Ukraine.

      President Joe Biden signed the bill into law Thursday evening.

      During Zelensky’s visit the US also announced an additional $1.85 billion in military assistance to Ukraine.

      The US has frozen or seized billions of dollars worth of assets belonging to sanctioned Russian oligarchs since the invasion was launched in February. The US was limited in how it could use those assets, though President Joe Biden as early as April floated a plan to sell those assets to help Ukraine.

      Representatives for McConnell and Zelensky did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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      Rise in personal wealth from february to december 2022.

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  8. reuters – Two men arrested in Paris after Montparnasse station explosion threat

    PARIS, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Two men were arrested on Friday at Montparnasse train station in Paris after one threatened to blow himself up, even though he did not have the means to do so, the prosecutor’s office said.

    The government ordered increased security at Paris train stations following the incident, an interior ministry spokesperson said.

    The two homeless men were charged in connection with making an “apology” for a terrorist act, the office said. It did not elaborate.

    One of the men, a French national, had been drinking and possibly has mental health issues. He shouted that he was going to blow himself up, the office said.

    The two men had nine small camping gas bottles in their luggage, but no way of making them explode, the office said.

    The second suspect, believed to be a Libyan national, had been under investigation for breaking immigration laws, the office said.

    msn news – Two people arrested about to attack with gas cylinders at Paris’s Montparnasse station

    Two individuals, a Frenchman and a Libyan, were arrested this morning as they were about to attempt an attack at Paris’ Montparnasse railway station, sources close to the incident told ‘Le Figaro’ newspaper.

    Both individuals were arrested at around 07.45 this morning, after bursting into the station in possession of nine gas cylinders while shouting “let’s blow it all up”, according to these sources.

    The two suspects, identified respectively as “Éric”, a 51-year-old Frenchman, and “Abdelwahed”, a 29-year-old Libyan, are already in police custody on charges of making “apology of terrorism”.

    Police discovered in one of the bags they were carrying the nine cylinders, all filled with gas but ultimately “harmless” because “it was clear that neither of the two had any idea how to blow them up.”

    The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, has in any case asked the Prefect of Police of Paris, Laurent Nunez, to give orders to immediately reinforce security at all stations in the French capital.

    le figaro –Deux SDF voulaient «tout faire sauter» gare Montparnasse

    […]et Abdelwahed, 29 ans et se disant Libyen mais étant a priori Tunisien,

    […]Le suspect français est connu pour des antécédents judiciaires dont la nature n’a pas été déterminée, tandis que le Tunisien n’apparaissait a priori jusqu’ici dans aucun radar policier. Vendredi après-midi, aucune précision n’avait filtré sur les réelles intentions des deux mis en cause.

    […]Ces interpellations interviennent à la veille du réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre, à une période très sensible où les forces de l’ordre sont mobilisées au maximum face à la menace terroriste.

  9. BREAKING: President Trump Rips Democrats and Supreme Court Following the Release of his Personal Tax Returns – Warns of Dire Repercussions
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 30, 2022 at 11:10am

    On Friday, the corrupt Democrats in the House destroyed President Trump’s right to privacy and released President Trump’s six years of the tax returns moments ago. Unfortunately, they failed again in their goal and only proved their contempt for the US Constitution.

    The corrupt members of the US House led by crooked Nancy Pelosi, who released these taxes in a last-minute dig at President Trump, prepared a memo they also released.

    Highlights of the report include:

    After the release of Trump’s tax returns by the House on Friday, the president lashed out at Democrats and the Supreme Court, threatening catastrophic consequences for the country.

    The Democrats should have never done it, the Supreme Court should have never approved it, and it’s going to lead to horrible things for so many people. The great USA divide will now grow far worse,” President Trump said in a statement.

    “The ‘Trump’ tax returns once again show how proudly successful I have been and how I have been able to use depreciation and various other tax deductions as an incentive for creating thousands of jobs and magnificent structures and enterprises,” Trump continued.

    • Right now the Constitution and the rule of law are dead, the question is “will we be able to restore not?”

      If we fight long enough and hard enough we will become a nation similar to the one we knew but we will never return the US to the nation we knew. We must build a new US the holds to the same principles of the US but has restored the freedom we use to have and has new protections to stop the wanna be Dictators from being able to seize power.

      We are entering a new normal as we fight to regain our freedom. This new normal is going to be more dangerous then the old normal, a fact we must learn to live with if we want to ensure freedom for our descendents. Buckle up, the bumpy ride has just started.

  10. Arizona House Member-Elect Casts Aside Her Own Race For Election Truth
    By Brian Lupo
    Published December 30, 2022 at 2:10pm

    Arizona House Member-Elect Liz Harris is well-known throughout Arizona and the United States after her bold and unprecedented move during the aftermath of the 2020 election: canvass the people who (allegedly) voted.

    Harris and her team of everyday citizens spent almost two years canvassing Maricopa county and updating their findings as they went. Originally, there were rumblings that a canvass would be included in the 2021 Maricopa County Audit that was ordered by the state senate. Harris’s team would have been the likely executors of such a canvass, however, under mounting pressure from the DOJ, the canvass was put on hold indefinitely by senate president, Karen Fann. Perhaps it should have been conducted

    Among other key components of an “audit” that were missing was any ability to question or investigate Runbeck, the Phoenix based printer of the county’s ballots who also was contracted for the storage and scanning of returned mail-in ballots.

    Auditors were also denied any substantive access to the splunk logs and routers that could have shown undue accessing of election infrastructure. They were also not given deleted “archived” files that were deleted “archived” just before the audit took place. In fact, it wasn’t until the testimony before the US Congress that it was discovered these files were “archived” prior to the audit and therefore not handed over. Try to delete files before an ordered audit and let us know what happens when the IRS or auditing agencies catches you doing that.

  11. I love this sincere, brilliant man
    Walter M. Chestnut from WMC Research

    Friday Hope: Rethinking Prevention
    Wellness, Health and Fitness

    After observing COVID for nearly 3 years, it has become apparent that those who seem to do best against this virus are those who have maintained their bodies better throughout their lives. One could argue that, to a great extent, our comorbidities are our own failings at taking care of ourselves. I, of course, agree with those who will claim there are genetic predispositions to the development of comorbidities. However, whatever hand we are dealt, we must play it to the best of our abilities.

    Robert Frost, in his great poem Choose Something Like A Star, wrote:
    So when at times the mob is swayed
    To carry praise or blame too far,
    We may choose something like a star
    To stay our minds on and be staid.

    I believe we can apply this to our bodies. When at times illness carries our gene expressions too high or too low, seek ways to minimize that variance. Seek ways to help our bodies maintain homeostasis. The star of well being can help us.
    We can help our bodies withstand the “ thousand shocks that flesh is heir to”. And we can help each other in the New Year. And all the years to follow.

    Here is an excellent summary of what I believe we should all be focusing on to maintain and improve our health.

    I remember when I was young and first started working at a new job in Toronto. The first day everyone went to this little restaurant on Bay Street. The owner was this crazy, sweet, older, Hungarian man. When the girls introduced me to him, he immediately said “You will be my little sunflower”, all the girls smiled. I thought he was mad.

    Everyday we would eat at the same little restaurant. He cooked all sorts of wild Hungarian dishes, sometimes he would say “I have something special for my little sunflower and her friends. The food was amazing and cheap. I was not allowed to pay for mine – the crazy man said I brought him so much joy.

    Eating there was this happy, special time, so much laughter, and on someone’s birthday, he always managed to come up with a cake and a “special” drink for all.
    In the winter, he did not serve ice cream. You eat warm food in winter and cold food in summer. He told us to never eat ice cream in winter, it would make you sick.

    Life was so carefree then, people were kinder, happier, so I hope everyone will work at making 2023, a happier, kinder, carefree old normal. We together can do that, refuse to be dragged down by naysayers. Stand together strong and we will all be a lot happier and healthier.

    Learn the song “Ain’t Nobody Gonna Break My Stride”.

  12. Singer M.I.A. Says She Received ‘Biggest Backlash’ of Her Career For Saying ‘Jesus is Real’
    By Cassandra Fairbanks
    Published December 30, 2022 at 3:35pm

    Singer M.I.A., whose real name is Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, has said that she faced the “biggest backlash” of her career for stating that “Jesus is real.”
    The Paper Planes songstress was raised Hindu and had previously believed Jesus was a “silly story.”

    The fact that the biggest back lash in my career and life I’m facing after saying ‘Jesus is real’ is such a revelation to me. People who control these apps rather me be a bad girl, then a good one,” the British superstar tweeted

  13. LEFT TO ROT Inside China’s apocalyptic ‘ghost cities’ where 65million homes lay deserted as Communist Party faces economic chaos
    Imogen Braddick
    Published: 12:16 ET, Dec 30 2022Updated: 12:50 ET, Dec 30 2022

    CHINA is awash with “ghost cities” where apartment blocks stand abandoned or mothballed with some 65million empty homes.

    The dystopian landscape of empty high-rises, expansive parks and grand monuments are the product of China’s breakneck economic rise over the last 30 years.


    No economy has ever risen from the dust at such a rapid rate – and no country has ever built so much so quickly.

    But the side effect has been so-called ghost cities in every corner of China – also known as metropolises that have yet to come to life – and a property market in freefall.

    Some of the cities are yet to be finished, while others are fully functioning with the bells and whistles of a bustling city – but without any residents.

    Dozens of skyscrapers continue to pop up overnight in all corners of the country and chilling pictures show the vacant – and sometimes half-finished structures – which have been deserted.


    Lone dogs roam empty high-rises as street cleaners sweep deserted roads with no commuters or traffic in sight.

    Rows of post-apocalyptic housing estates tower over visitors, and impressive attractions and shopping malls gather dust without any residents or tourists stepping foot inside.

    According to Insider, China had around 65million homes standing empty in 2020 – enough properties to house the population of France.

    But many experts can’t put their finger on how many ghost cities currently exist in China……

    Once China’s top-selling property developer, the embattled company now has dozens of stalled residential projects and an estimated 1.5million unfinished houses that it needs to deliver to investors.

    Building work at Guangzhou Evergrande football stadium was halted due to a lack of cash – with pictures showing cranes sitting abandoned and dormant over the half built structure.

    Roger Garside, Associate Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, told Sun Online that China is facing “debt mountain”.


    • We don’t know the full size of the debt mountain that China faces. The debt we know about and can list is more then any other nation faces. This debt mountain means that China will never be able to make a soft landing when the major crash occurs.

  14. Citizens! The Declaration of Independence: Now Read It, and Learn
    By Frederick Melchiorre
    The Declaration of Independence makes clear points regarding tyranny, points now particularly applicable to the Biden administration given the current state of the federal government.

    The very first American document reads:

    All men… are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness; that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government[.]

    But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

  15. Turkish ‘Progress’: Six-Year-Old Girl Married by Her Sheik Father
    by Burak Bekdil

    No doubt, Turkey is more secular and modern than Afghanistan and Iran. But that is not good enough news for Turkish girls and women.

    A total of 327 women were murdered by their husbands, ex-husbands, fiancés and partners, between January 1 and November 11, 2022, according to the Turkish Federation of Women’s Association. The Islamist government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan should be proud.

    Although they are now “ex-allies,” Erdogan, when he was the prime minister of Turkey in 2007, elected as president his long-time, staunchest ally at the time, Abdullah Gul, a fellow Islamist. Gul reportedly married his wife, Hayrunnisa, when he was 30 years old and she was 14.

    The marriage of underage girls and women is part of Islamist culture, including in Turkey.

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