Reader’s Links for December 31st, 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.

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39 Replies to “Reader’s Links for December 31st, 2022”

  1. Sellin: Government-Weaponized Public Health: Disease Is Used to Control Populations Like Tear Gas Is Used to Control Crowds
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 31, 2022 at 8:15am
    Comment

    Government-weaponized public health: Disease used to control populations is like tear gas is used to control crowds.

    Guest post by Lawrence Sellin

    U.S. government officials and scientists assisted China to create the COVID-19 virus in a laboratory causing a global pandemic and then tried to cover up their involvement.

    Government officials nationwide used the pandemic to assume dictatorial powers, impose lockdowns, deny individual rights guaranteed under the Constitution, and rig elections.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/government-weaponized-public-health-disease-used-control-populations-like-tear-gas-used-control-crowds/

  2. Finland Exposes Massive Covid Reporting Scandal:

    Nearly 40% of ‘Covid Deaths’ Were Fraudulent

    […]According to Sirkka Goebeler, chief specialist at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Covid-19 has not been the actual cause of death in up to 40 percent of fatalities attributed to the illness in Finland. As a result, they will not end up in Statistics Finland’s official data as coronavirus deaths.

    As the Finnish report states, “Goebeler’s unit examines all Finnish death certificates before they are forwarded to the state statistics bureau. The unit focuses on coronavirus-related death certificates where the attending physician has listed Covid as either the primary or a contributing cause of death.”

    “The THL tally of Covid-related deaths stood at 6,407 on Tuesday – but that figure includes all deaths that have occurred within 30 days of a positive coronavirus test,” the report continued. “According to Goebeler, in nearly 4,000 of these cases, Covid is listed as the primary or immediate cause of death. In almost 1,600 cases, coronavirus is listed as a contributing factor.”

    more :

    https://beckernews.com/finland-exposes-massive-covid-reporting-scandal-nearly-40-of-covid-deaths-were-fraudulent-47692/

  3. Former Senior Researcher: ‘It was a mistake to take the COVID vaccine’

    ‘Pfizer vaccine is neither safe nor effective,’ says ex-head of Israel Institute for Biological Research, drawing rebuttal from Health Min.

    A former senior Israeli researcher drew criticism from Israel’s Health Ministry Monday, after he condemned the Health Ministry’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the mass-vaccination campaign.

    Professor Shmuel Shapira, who headed the Israel Institute for Biological Research from 2013 to 2021, and led Israel’s domestic coronavirus vaccine development program, has castigated the Health Ministry both over its push to impose lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, as well its support for the mass-vaccination campaign beginning in December 2020.

    In a series of tweets, Professor Shapira criticized the Health Ministry for deeming Pfizer’s mRNA vaccines safe and effective, and lamented having received three doses of the vaccine himself.

    “I am telling the unpleasant truth…about the vaccine that is neither effective nor safe,” Shapira wrote.

    “I was wrong 3 times: In the first shot, in the second shot, and in the third shot. Who said that those who are injected do not admit that they were wrong?”

    “People keep forgetting Israel was ‘volunteered’ as the Lab of the World. There was hardly any data but very brief and minimal size clinical studies.”

    “A Global Disaster. Govt. Database Shows 10,000% Increase In Cancer Reports Due To Covid Vaccines.”

    “The damage caused by the coronavirus and the halting of studies in Israel (second place in the world) reveal a wave of problems in reading comprehension. So we will explain to you slowly and in easy Hebrew. Hello First Grade: Those who are opponents and victims of injecting what is ineffective and unsafe are not opponents of vaccines, and certainly not vaccine deniers.”

    In an interview with Channel 12 Monday, Professor Shapira said his criticism was aimed at mRNA vaccines specifically, not all COVID vaccines.

    “I’m talking about the vaccine that Israeli citizens received, and some of the other [COVID] vaccines.”

    “I’m not saying that [the Pfizer] vaccine is completely ‘fake,’ but I am really not sure if you can consider it a ‘vaccine,’ and I really advise you to be careful about claims people have made that the vaccine saved many lives here in Israel.”

    “I learned in school years ago what a vaccine is. I am not sure that what we received – what I got – satisfies these criteria. It is something that gives maybe partial effectiveness for perhaps three months; a shot that has many side effects – and serious side effects, which people apparently died because of, though they are trying to obscure this.”

    When asked whether he believes the mRNA vaccines were responsible for deaths, Professor Shapira responded: “There are many, many reports around the world of heart muscle inflammation linked to this vaccine. Heart muscle inflammation can sometimes be fatal.

    The vaccine “harms young people, and can cause serious neurological diseases. And, apparently – I want to be very cautious here because this is only starting to come to light – it can increase the risk of certain kinds of cancer.”

    While Shapira defended vaccines generally, he said that he regretted receiving the Pfizer mRNA vaccine.

    “As the evidence builds up… it looks more and more like its effectiveness is low, and in some cases is non-existent, and its side effects are significant and serious.”

    On Monday, Health Ministry responded to Professor Shapira’s comments, tweeting that Israel’s former top biology researcher was lashing out at the mRNA vaccines out of bitterness over the failure of the Israeli vaccine program he led.

    “The former head of the Institute for Biological Research spent many millions [of shekels] in leading the development of a vaccine. The development failed. Since then, he has launched a libelous campaign against the Health Ministry and against the vaccines which did manage to save many lives across the world. How very sad.”

    Professor Shapira fired back in a statement, saying: “The Institute for Biological Research’s vaccine was found to be good and effective; it passed the first two stages of testing successfully, despite the bureaucratic delays and attempts to prevent it.”

    “My criticism of the [Health Ministry’s] conduct during the pandemic and of the mRNA vaccines have absolutely nothing to do with the Institute for Biological Research’s vaccine. My criticisms stem from a desire to protect scientific integrity and a concern for the public.”

    After leaving the Institute in May, 2021, Shapira accused the government of hamstringing efforts to develop and Israeli vaccine.

    “I have recordings of government officials delaying us for months,” Shapira told Yediot Aharanot. “When senior official [Health] Minsitry officials told us that an Israeli vaccine is unnecessary, that already kind of held us back. We sensed a real malevolence, just evil.”

    https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/364671

    • Reanalysis of mRNA trial data

      Swine flu vaccine (1976), 1 serious event per 100,000 vaccinees, Vaccine withdrawn

      Rotavirus vaccine Rotashield, (1999),1 to 2 serious events per 10,000 vaccinees, Vaccine withdrawn

      Covid mRNA vaccines, 1 serious event per 800 vaccinees, Vaccine officially promoted

    • Texas Pediatricians Like Dr. Gallas Recommend the COVID Vaccine for Children

      “The COVID vaccine is one more thing that we do to keep our family strong.”

      With over 24 million children now fully vaccinated against COVID, it’s proven to be safe.

      Texas pediatricians like Dr. Gallas recommend the COVID vaccines as the most effective way to protect children from serious COVID-related illness.

      That means fewer life disruptions for your family.

  4. Here Are the First 12 Actions the GOP Should Take Once Taking Control of the US House
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 31, 2022 at 9:00am
    697 Comments

    The GOP is expected to take over the US House of Representatives in 2023 next week. Here are the first 10 actions they should take after taking control.

    1. Launch investigation into Biden Crime Family – based on extensive evidence from Hunter Biden laptop

    The Biden regime is already suggesting they will not comply with House Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. James Comer (R-KY) and House Judiciary ranking memberJim Jordan (R-OH) and their outstanding oversight requests.

    House Republicans are preparing to investigate the Biden White House for several things, including the ongoing border and fentanyl crises, the energy crisis, Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, Hunter Biden’s business dealings, and the origins of the coronavirus.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/first-10-actions-gop-take-taking-control-us-house/

  5. IRAN – DECEMBER 26 2022 – Chief Prosecutor Threatens Legal Action Against Women Who Do Not Follow Iran’s Head Scarf Law

    Mohammad Jafar Montazeri said Shari’a law and the laws of the Islamic republic have made the head scarf mandatory for women and added, “we cannot say that the hijab is a personal matter.”

    […]The hijab — the head scarf worn by Muslim women — became compulsory in public for Iranian women and girls over the age of 9 after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

    […]

    https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-prosecutor-montazeri-head-scarf-law-women/32194427.html

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    DECEMBER 29 2022 – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL promoting the hijab in the West :

    Women have the right to choose what to wear.
    Women have the right to choose what to wear.
    Women have the right to choose what to wear.

    https://twitter.com/amnestyusa/status/1608478446325219331

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    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL – JULY 2010 – France votes against freedom of choice

    “A complete ban on the covering of the face would violate the rights to freedom of expression and religion of those women who wear the burqa or the niqab as an expression of their identity or beliefs,” said John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s expert on discrimination in Europe.

    • CBC – MARCH 2017 – The politics of the hijab in Canada

      Various non-Muslim women recently made international news for wearing — or refusing to wear — the hijab.

      It all shows how much emotion and suspicion can be attached to that piece of cloth, and Canada is not immune.

    • CBC -DEC 2022 – How Iran’s regime tries to silence protesters in Canada and the U.S.

      ( 42 min )

      … activist Masih Alinejad to examine how the regime tries to silence dissidents abroad.

    • CBC -MAY 2018 – Wearing the niqab when the law doesn’t want you to

      Fatima’s life changed significantly when the Quebec government passed Bill 62, a law forbidding anyone from giving or receiving public services if their face is covered.

      She was part of a group that challenged the bill in court.

    • CBC -JUNE 2021 – Muslim women on the fear they experience daily in Canada

      … the fears many Muslim women in Canada feel daily, particularly when wearing a hijab or a niqab.

      • Who are they afraid of?

        For defending 7 women in Iran, who wished to take off their head scarves, Lawyer 55, Nasrin Sotoudeh, got 38 years in prison and 148 lashes.

        Imagine having your hands tied together, being hung up by your arms, having the bottom of your feet lashed, until every nerve was destroyed so you could not stand up and then as if that was not enough, being raped.

        Who are they afraid of?

        The truth is not hate speech.

      • So himself will look into the latest report on Canadian Islamophobia backed by the Liberal government funding Institute, he will investigate Jasmine Zine, a Pakistani sociology professor at Wilfred Laurier defending a Toronto Imam, Amman Elkasrawy, for leading prayers saying “Oh Allah! Purify Al-Aqua mosque from the filth of the Jews!” and “Oh Allah! count their numbers; slay them one by one and spare not one of them”.

        Perhaps he will appoint a committee to look into what the Muslim Brotherhood Imams are saying in Canadian Mosques.

        Who keeps a close eye on Mazin Abdul-Adhim, the Canadian leader of the terrorist group, Hibz ut-Tharir.
        What did he have to say about Queen Elizabeth? Canadian soldiers………..

        Imam Kathrada of Victoria, BC telling youth group “Congratulating Christians for Christmas is worse than Murder”.

        What about the Muslim Family Conference in CANADA, the keynote speaker saying “Jews are monkeys, pigs, aggressors and filth”.

        There are many, many Imams in Canada spewing hate.

        Truth is not hate speech.

    • AUGUST 2018 – Boris Johnson Accused of Dehumanising Those Who Wear Burkas

      Boris Johnson has recently made comments saying women who wear burkas “look like letterboxes”.

      Sahar Al-Faifi, who has been wearing a burka since she was 14, responds to Johnson’s comments and speaks about her faith.

      Television presenter Beverley Turner believes we should we be able to have a debate about the burka as she says “it has no place in the UK.”

  6. al arabiya – Putin says West is using Ukraine to destroy Russia in New Year video message

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday his country would never give in to the West’s attempts to use Ukraine as a tool to destroy Russia.

    In a New Year’s video message broadcast on Russian state TV, Putin said Russia was fighting in Ukraine to protect its “motherland” and to secure “true independence” for its people.

    In a nine-minute message – the longest New Year’s address of his two-decade rule – Putin accused the West of lying to Russia and of provoking Moscow to launch what it calls a “special military operation” in Ukraine.

    “For years, Western elites hypocritically assured us of their peaceful intentions,” he said in a speech filmed in front of Russian service personnel at the headquarters of Russia’s southern military district.

    “In fact, in every possible way they were encouraging neo-Nazis who conducted open terrorism against civilians in the Donbas,” Putin said in an uncharacteristically combative New Year’s speech, usually dedicated to well wishes for the year ahead.

    Earlier on Saturday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu had vowed victory in Ukraine was “inevitable” as he praised the heroism of Russian soldiers fighting on the frontlines and those who had died during the 10-month war.

    “The West lied about peace,” Putin said. “It was preparing for aggression … and now they are cynically using Ukraine and its people to weaken and split Russia.

    “We have never allowed this, and will never allow anybody to do this to us,” Russian state-run news agencies quoted Putin as saying in the clip, which was broadcast at midnight in Russia’s far east.

    https://english.alarabiya.net/News/world/2022/12/31/Putin-says-West-is-using-Ukraine-to-destroy-Russia-in-New-Year-video-message

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    reuters – Putin uses New Year address for wartime rallying cry to Russians

    Dec 31 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin devoted his annual New Year’s address on Saturday to rallying the Russian people behind his troops fighting in Ukraine and pledging victory over Ukrainian “neo-Nazis” and a West supposedly intent on “destroying Russia”.

    In a stern and combative recorded video message, broadcast on national television, Putin cast the war – which he calls a “special military operation” – as a near-existential fight for the future of Russia.

    Its soldiers, he said, were fighting for “our motherland, truth and justice … so that Russia’s security can be guaranteed”.

    But the speech, delivered in front of grim-faced soldiers in combat uniform, put the war squarely centre-stage, telling families gathered for the year’s main celebration that the months ahead would require support and sacrifice from everyone.

    The message was being broadcast into millions of homes on state TV just before the clocks struck midnight in each of Russia’s 11 time zones, as families tucked into a festive meal and exchanged gifts.

    As the war drags into its 11th month with no end in sight, the Kremlin has slowly put society on more of a war footing – calling up more than 300,000 reservists, often in chaotic fashion, retooling an economy hurt by a barrage of Western sanctions and saying publicly that the conflict may be long.

    ‘WE WILL TRIUMPH’
    Moscow was unprepared for the staunch resistance and the billions of dollars in Western weapons that have turned the tide in Ukraine’s favour, and Russian troops have been forced out of more than half the territory they took in the war’s first weeks.

    In the nine-minute address – the longest of his 22 years in power – Putin targeted those opposed to the conflict, a personal crusade that now defines his tenure and Russia’s relations with the world.

    The past year, he said, had “put a lot of things in their place – clearly separating courage and heroism from betrayal and cowardice”.

    In a rejection of Kyiv’s calls for Russian troops to leave as a precursor to negotiations, Putin said Russia was “defending our people and our historical territory”.

    He also accused the West of lying to Russia and of provoking Moscow to launch its military campaign.

    “The West lied about peace,” Putin said. “It was preparing for aggression … and now they are cynically using Ukraine and its people to weaken and split Russia.

    “We have never allowed this, and never will allow anybody to do this to us.”

    Kyiv and the West reject Putin’s oft-repeated allegation that the Western NATO alliance planned to use Ukraine as a platform to threaten Russia, and say he launched a baseless war of aggression in a bid to seize territory and install a regime more to his liking.

    Although Russia has not made any major battlefield gains in the past six months, Putin promised ultimate victory.

    “Together, we will overcome all difficulties and preserve our country’s greatness and independence,” he said.

    “We will triumph, for our families and for Russia.”

    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/putin-says-new-year-message-west-is-using-ukraine-destroy-russia-2022-12-31/

  7. US base in Syria struck by missile barrage in largest attack ‘of its kind’

    Local sources confirmed that there were likely casualties among US forces, as the missiles reportedly struck the facility’s housing section

    Washington’s military base in the occupied Al-Omar oilfield in Syria’s eastern governorate of Deir Ezzor, came under intense rocket fire late on 30 December in what has been described as the largest attack “of its kind,” with media suggesting the likelihood of US military casualties.

    “The American base in the Al-Omar oil field in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor was subjected to violent missile strikes of unknown origin this evening,” a Russian media correspondent reported.

    The correspondent also quoted local sources as saying that the sounds of massive explosions were heard in the vicinity of the base before US military aircraft were seen heavily patrolling the skies. The sources confirmed that the missile barrage targeted the Green Zone area of the facility, where the troops are normally housed.

    “There were [most likely] casualties among the American forces,” the sources added, citing the fact that the missiles accurately hit their targets.

    Loud warning sirens were heard, as helicopters and ambulances were seen rushing into the facility. Forces belonging to the US-backed Kurdish proxy, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), as well as US military personnel, closed all roads leading to the base and oilfield “for fear of any further attack.”

    So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack – although attacks of this sort are usually attributed to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) or groups linked to it.

    This is the second attack on the Al-Omar base this month, the last of which took place on 17 December.

    As was the case in yesterday’s attack, no statement was released by US Central Command (CENTCOM), contrary to what normally happens after such attacks. Although not as large as the latest attack, the last one was also described to have been larger than usual.

    As Washington bolsters its occupation of northern Syria and continues its systematic campaign of looting the country’s natural resources, it is possible that – as was the case in the last two attacks on the Al-Omar base – that attacks against US bases in Syria will not only become more frequent, but will also become larger, more intense, and more likely to result in casualties.

    https://thecradle.co/Article/news/19938

  8. Newt Gingrich On The Biden Administration: “Most Corrupt And Dangerous Executive Branch In American History”
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published December 31, 2022 at 1:20pm
    245 Comments

    Newt Gingrich didn’t hold back his criticisms of the Biden administration.

    During an appearance on Fox News, he blasted the Biden administration as the “most corrupt and dangerous executive branch in American history.”

    Gingrich warned that “we have a real constitutional crisis of an executive branch seeking to wage war against the American people.”

    Gingrich also said House Republicans “have an obligation to take head on the totality of corruption and dishonesty that we’re now dealing with at every level of the bureaucracy, not just the Biden administration but deep into the bureaucracy.”

    During an appearance on FNC’s “Hannity” on Thursday, Gingrich made the declaration and warned of a “constitutional crisis” stemming from the Biden administration’s desire to wage war on its own people.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/newt-gingrich-biden-administration-corrupt-dangerous-executive-branch-american-history/

  9. Pelosi Raises Salary Cap For House Staffers to $212,100 as Bidenflation Hurts American Families
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 31, 2022 at 2:40pm
    273 Comments

    Speaker Pelosi on Friday announced House staffers can earn up to $212,100 salary.

    “As you know, our hard-working, patriotic Congressional staffers are integral to the functioning of the House of Representatives: ensuring this institution can effectively carry out our legislative and constituent responsibilities,” Pelosi said in a letter.

    To that end, we must do all we can to retain and recruit the best talent in our nation — and to build a Congressional workforce that reflects the communities we are honored to serve,” she added.

    Last year Pelosi raised the salary cap for top staffers from $173,900 to $199,300 to help recruit top talent.

    TRENDING:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/pelosi-raises-salary-cap-house-staffers-212100-bidenflation-hurts-american-families/

  10. PERSECUTION: Socialists Intend to Arrest Brazilian President for Warning about the Covid-19 Vaccine Risks – AFTER BOLSONARO WARNED OF DANGERS OF VACCINE!
    By Fernando de Castro
    Published December 31, 2022 at 4:40pm

    The people’s president Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil

    The Brazilian Federal Police has just concluded a survey that investigates the actions of Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro regarding the concern about Covid-19 vaccines. According to the police, his speech constituted “fake news” and “crime”.

    The report concluded, that “given the gathered evidences, the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has committed, willfully, according to the felony laid down in 41st article of the Misdemeanor Law, the actions of ‘spreading alarming speech about an unreal danger’ though a live aired on October 21st, 2021”.

    At the referred live, the president suggested that vaccinated individuals against Covid-19 could be developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) faster than usual. According to Bolsonaro, this information was drawn from United Kingdom’s government reports.

    The text also states that the Head of the Executive would have committed crime for encouraging the population to “disobey the sanitary standards established by the federal government itself, which involve the compulsory use of facemasks”.

    “[The president] spreaded the misinformation that Spanish influenza victims would have actually died of Brazilian pneumonia, caused by the use of facemasks, discouraging the viewers to use them in order to fight Covid-19”, added the report.

    The document was dispatched to the Supreme Court last Thursday (27). The inquiry’s rapporteur is Justice Alexandre de Moraes, who determined the deadline of 15 days for Bolsonaro to be summoned. The president may be represented by the Federal Attorney General’s Office within 5 days.

    Jair Bolsonaro was a strong advocate of the use of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin to treat covid-19. He was against making the vaccines mandatory because he understood it to be an experimental treatment that could cause harm to people, especially those who are in good health.

    President Bolsonaro took hydroxychloroquine and promoted this effective drug to Brazilians.

    For this reason, he was persecuted by opponents and by big businessmen of the pharmaceutical sector in Brazil who wanted to sell vaccines.

    Yesterday President Bolsonaro conceded electoral defeat to socialist Lula da Silva and left the country bound for Orlando, FL.

    The Brazilian president fears being arrested for political persecution of his opponents in Brazil.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/persecution-socialists-intend-arrest-brazilian-president-warning-covid-19-vaccine-risks-bolsonaro-warned-dangers-vaccine/

  11. U.S. Court of Appeals Rule MAGA Hat Is Free Speech
    By Anthony Scott
    Published December 31, 2022 at 6:20pm
    229 Comments

    The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in the case Dodge v. Evergreen School District decided a Washington middle school teacher was exercising his free speech rights while wearing his red MAGA hat at school training sessions.

    Middle school teacher Eric Dodge started to wear his MAGA hat to school meetings in 2019 but principal Caroline Garrett threatened disciplinary actions against Dodge if he continued to wear the hat.

    Dodge claimed principal Garrett called him a racist and a homophobe for wearing the hat and stated, “you need to have your union rep” if you wear the hat to school anymore.

    A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said there was no evidence that the teacher, Eric Dodge, had caused any actual disruption by bringing the hat supporting former President Donald Trump to teacher-only trainings at his Vancouver, Washington, school

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/u-s-court-appeals-rule-maga-hat-free-speech/

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