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Jeffrey Epstein's lawyer tried to get workers to declare they never saw Bill Clinton on private island ahead of 2016 election

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Jeffrey Epstein's attorney contacted the couple who managed Jeffrey Epstein's private island in 2016 to request that they sign an affidavit saying that former-President Bill Clinton did not visit Little St. James, Epstein's private island.

According to the Daily Mail, lawyer Darren Indyke contacted the couple, Miles and Caty Alexander, asking them to state that Clinton had not been on seen on the island, and that Clinton had not been on the island while the couple was absent from the island.

"It was during the 2016 presidential campaign which was won by Trump. There was a worry that the link between Epstein and Clinton and in particular the island could be used against Hillary," a source told the Mail.

Comment: See also:


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Israel's finance minister calls for cancellation of 'illogical' Covid vaccine 'Green Pass'

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A man displays the Green Pass on his cellphone in Jerusalem, October 4, 2021.
Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman calls for an end to the widespread usage of the "Green Pass" proof of COVID vaccination to enter certain locations.

"There is no medical or epidemiological logic in the Green Pass, many experts agree," says Liberman. "There is, however, direct harm to the economy, to daily operations and a not insignificant contribution to daily panic among the public."

Liberman says he is working with "all the authorities" in order to get rid of the Green Pass and "maintain a normal life routine for all of us."


Comment: The authorities, everywhere, have no intention of allowing people to go back to what, some of them have been rather sinisterly calling, the 'before times'.


Comment: Israel's leadership have proven themselves to be some of the most pathocratic of the lot, and so it's unlikely that this minister is having a sudden change of heart solely because of concerns about the economy, which has already sustained incalculable damage over the last 21+ months.

Instead what we appear to be witnessing both in Israel and across much of the planet are signs that the establishment are satisfied with what they have achieved with the contrived coronavirus crisis and the tyrannical and nonsensical lockdowns. They've proven that a sufficient portion of the population are sufficiently programmed that they will behave in all manner of ways, that go against their best interests and reason, and that they will turn on those that don't comply.

And it seems that, for the establishment, the time has now come to move on to the next stage of the nefarious agenda, which looks to include inciting Russia to war - although it's unlikely to come to actual war - in the hopes Russia will respond in such a way that it can be blamed for the coming chaos and clamp down, and that, finally, it can be completely excluded from the international community: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Collapsing Narratives: Medical Misinformation Now Indistinguishable From The Science!




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New Harvard Data (accidentally) reveal how lockdowns crushed the working class while leaving elites unscathed

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Small businesses and low-income workers suffered the most under covid lockdown policies
Founding father and the second president of the United States John Adams once said that "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." What he meant was that objective, raw numbers don't lie — and this remains true hundreds of years later.

We just got yet another example. A new data analysis from Harvard University, Brown University, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation calculates how different employment levels have been impacted during the pandemic to date. The findings reveal that government lockdown orders devastated workers at the bottom of the financial food chain but left the upper-tier actually better off.

The analysis examined employment levels in January 2020, before the coronavirus spread widely and before lockdown orders and other restrictions on the economy were implemented. It compared them to employment figures from March 31, 2021.

The picture painted by this comparison is one of working-class destruction.

Blue Planet

What is Macron's real goal in Africa?

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French President Emmanuel Macron
As the world's bread basket, Africa has long fed the coffers of French industry, from defense to natural resources. Paris has traditionally considered itself to be a privileged partner of the continent, and particularly of its former colonies. With France itself being relatively resource poor, the relationships are considered critical to France's own sovereignty. If France can call the shots with its African partners, then it doesn't need to hunt for resources on less friendly grounds over which it has much less leverage and control. And now it also gets to call the shots for Europe - at least temporarily. And Macron certainly isn't going to let that opportunity go to waste.

So when Macron took over the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1, 2022, he turned his sights straight to Africa. The first event organized by the French government in this role was a meeting on identifying the priorities for EU members in their relationship with the African Union ahead of a February summit between the two. During a press conference on January 11, Macron said that he wants Europe to be "stronger in the world" and to "to build a new alliance, to rebuild our European Union-African Union partnership."

While Macron may wax poetic in public about investing in "green infrastructures" and "supporting prosperity and peace" in Africa, one can catch a glimpse of another agenda behind his platitudes.

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Kremlin identifies 'red line' in NATO-Russia relations

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NATO's "gradual invasion" into Ukraine has brought the US-led bloc right up to Moscow's "red line," the Kremlin has told CNN. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says the situation poses an imminent threat to European security.

In an interview aired on Sunday, Dmitry Peskov cited documented Western promises, which, he noted, have never been "fixed in a legally binding way," that NATO would not expand further eastwards into the former Soviet bloc. In contrast to these pledges, over the past few years, NATO has used its 'open door policy' to absorb several former Warsaw Pact countries.

Moscow has drawn the line at Ukraine, Peskov told the American broadcaster.
"First, there were just words but with time we have seen the gradual invasion of NATO into Ukrainian territory, with its infrastructure, with its instructors, with supplies of defensive and offensive weapons, teaching [the] Ukrainian military and so on."
Putin's long time spokesman went on to say that these moves have brought NATO directly "to the red line," creating a situation which constitutes a "real threat" both for Russia and for the whole "European [security] architecture." Russia has a 3,000-km border with Ukraine, which, until the Ukrainian war broke out in 2014, was almost completely unfortified. These circumstances, which Moscow "couldn't tolerate anymore," prompted Putin's team to come up with a set of proposals to improve collective security, Peskov said.

Comment: According to the playbook: Create the scare tactic, make it untenable, offer it to the weak or undecided and get invited in.
Estonia is ready and able to host a contingent of up to 5,000 troops from NATO's rapid response force if the order to deploy them is given, Tallinn has said, despite Russian concerns over the US-led bloc's forces near its border.

Speaking on Monday to state-broadcaster ERR, the Estonian Ministry of Defense's Permanent Secretary Kusti Salm announced that the Baltic nation was prepared to accept a detachment of soldiers at an army base in the northeast of the country, around 110km (69 miles) from the frontier with Russia.
"Estonia has everything ready in case a NATO rapid reaction force of up to 5,000 troops arrives. There is an area in Tapa to receive allies, where equipment and weapons can be stored and distributed to units so that forces can move from there."
According to him, Tallinn is willing to accommodate soldiers in special containers and tents if there is not enough room for them in existing army quarters.
"The allies will not travel to us to sleep in barracks if they are required to come here in order to strengthen military power. If NATO troops have to stay in Estonia for a long mission, new barracks will be built for them. In terms of a containment policy, the Baltic region should be strengthened. There are clear plans on how to do this if necessary."
Prime minister Kaja Kallas said that Estonia, alongside Latvia and Lithuania, has begun discussions to beef up the presence of NATO soldiers on its territories due to a perceived Russian threat. Kallas remarked that
"if you look at the map, the Baltic states are a NATO peninsula and, therefore, we have our worries."
NATO initially bulked up its troop presence in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Poland in 2014, in the wake of Russia's reabsorption of Crimea.



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Extinction Rebellion donor leads world's top-performing hedge fund

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Chris Hohn runs the Children’s Investment fund and paid himself $152m last year.
The world's 20 top performing hedge fund managers earned a record $65.4bn ($48bn) profit for their clients in 2021 after bets placed on rising stock markets paid off.

The biggest winner was TCI, the fund run by British billionaire Sir Chris Hohn, which made a gain of $9.5bn last year, according to the annual rankings by LCH Investments.

TCI, which manages about $44bn of assets and is known in the City and on Wall Street as one of the most aggressive activist investors, made a gain of 23.3% in 2021. TCI, which stands for the Children's Investment fund, has made total gains of $36.5bn since it was set up in 2003.

Hohn, a philanthropist and climate crisis activist, paid himself $152m last year, less than a third of the $475m he received the previous year.

He has pumped more than £4bn into his personal children's charity and in recent years has taken on a second cause: the climate crisis, promising to use TCI's $44bn of investments to "force change on companies who refuse to take their environmental emissions seriously".

Oil Well

White House helpless as oil prices climb higher

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When President Joe Biden announced plans to release up to 50 million barrels of oil from the strategic petroleum reserve to lower retail fuel prices, many analysts warned that any effect this move would have would be short-lived. Indeed, prices dropped for a very short while and are now on the climb again, with the number of three-digit price forecasts growing.

The strategic reserve release was already a desperate attempt to put a lid on gasoline prices, pushed up by crude oil prices, themselves the result of a faster rebound in global demand and production constraints among OPEC members. The Omicron variant of the coronavirus, like the SPR release plans, had a transitory negative effect on benchmarks, but before long, they were once again on the rise.

Morgan Stanley expects Brent crude to reach $90 per barrel later this year. This is also the price forecast of Goldman. JP Morgan recently said that crude could reach and exceed $100 this year, noting the decline in OPEC spare production capacity. The latest to join the bullish choir is Vitol, whose head for Asian operations told Bloomberg last week that oil had further up to go because of tight supply.

What this means for the Biden administration and its efforts to keep gasoline affordable for voters ahead of the midterms is nothing good. Perhaps more SPR releases could be organized, but that would have little more effective than the first announcement: like plenty of analysts have explained, oil prices are influenced by global rather than local factors, even a major oil-producing country such as the United States.

Comment: Offering fictions, ignoring facts, shutting down options, Biden's big plan runs on 'empty'.


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Estonia invites NATO troops to deploy in country, near Russian border

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FILE PHOTO: NATO troops in Estonia from exercise in 2018
Estonia is ready and able to host a contingent of up to 5,000 troops from NATO's rapid response force if the order to deploy them is given, Tallinn has said, despite Russian concerns over the US-led bloc's forces near its border.

Speaking on Monday to state-broadcaster ERR, the Estonian Ministry of Defense's Permanent Secretary Kusti Salm announced that the Baltic nation was prepared to accept a detachment of soldiers at an army base in the northeast of the country, around 110km (69 miles) from the frontier with Russia.

"Estonia has everything ready in case a NATO rapid reaction force of up to 5,000 troops arrives," the top official said. "There is an area in Tapa to receive allies, where equipment and weapons can be stored and distributed to units so that forces can move from there."

Comment: Russia wouldn't be too happy about that, and that's kind of the point: the West and its vassals are pulling out all the stops to try to trick or force Russia into responding in such a way that Russia can then be blamed for any fall out.

However, the deployments have not yet happened, and one wonders what the citizens of these Baltic states think of their leaders endangering their safety and risking their livelihoods, all to appease the addled establishment in the West? Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Kazakhstan on Fire: Why US vs Russia 'Great Game' Could Spark Global Economic Collapse




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Reality bites: Biden's Jim Crow 2.0 tour collides with the fact that Blacks strongly support voter ID

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Biden wags his finger at those who believe voter ID is not racist
With drama and fury, President Joe Biden declared to the nation on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that state laws requiring voter ID or banning mass mailing of absentee ballots amounted to an "assault on our freedom to vote," especially for minority Americans.

Four days earlier, a poll in Michigan told a different story: Three-quarters of the battleground state voters supported ballot ID requirements, with black voters expressing the highest support at 79%.

Those findings have been confirmed in national polls as well, exposing a dilemma for Democrats in Washington who are making a last-ditch effort to pass legislation gutting many state and local controls of elections in favor of federal standards.

Those standards — like banning voter IDs, imposing no excuse absentee voting and making it harder to clean outdated voter rolls — are not what the majority of Americans are seeking.

Comment: Hopefully the sane voices in the black community will begin to drown out the elitists they decry. Rasmussan is not the first firm to get the same result. Candace Owens points out the obvious: Conservative activist Candace Owens: 'Voter ID racist, but vaccine ID not a problem?'


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UK's "draconian" protest bill defeated at House of Lords - for now

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The bill has sparked nationwide 'kill the bill' protests
The government will have to draw up a new bill to bring in "draconian" protest laws backed by Priti Patel, following a series of humiliating defeats in the House of Lords.

Peers stripped some of the most controversial clauses out of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Bill after the government attempted to add them at a late stage of scrutiny.


Comment: A rather sinister, albeit increasingly common, tactic by those in power trying to drag democracies towards the dystopian agenda.


Defeated plans to give police the power to stop and search peaceful protesters without suspicion, make "looking on" an offence and create protest banning orders that had not been debated by MPs.

Comment: As we saw in France in April 2021 with their equally alarming 'Global Security Bill, another draconian bill will be written up and rammed through Parliament soon enough, and then the establishment have not only made it legal for themselves to commit any and all crimes, but they can then 'legally' target citizens that they consider to be 'interfering' with their nefarious schemes.

And, just in time, too, because the pushback against the governments fearmongering, lies, coercion, and the destruction of people's lives, is growing: HUGE protests erupt across Europe against Covid vaccine mandates & lockdowns

For a clearer overview of just what those in Parliament tried to slip past democratic debate, see: UK govt stuffs "stunningly draconian" anti-protest powers into new 'policing' bill, rushes it through parliament

Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Collapsing Narratives: Medical Misinformation Now Indistinguishable From The Science!