Manhattan's “woke” DA reduced more than half of all felony charges to a misdemeanor in 2022, but is now elevating a misdemeanor to a felony in effort to indict Trump

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(Natural News) State Freedom Caucus Network (SFCN) communications director Greg Price tweeted this week about the corruption of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who is charging federal officials who refuse to prosecute and indict former President Donald Trump with a felony rather than a misdemeanor.

Mind you, Bragg is the same guy who just last year decided to reduce 52 percent of all felony charges in his jurisdiction to a misdemeanor, all to create “equity” for black lives who commit crimes at a disproportionately higher rate than other racial groups in the Big Apple and elsewhere.

Bragg is making a special exception in the case against Trump, whom he clearly wants to see thrown in the slammer, by going after the feds who refuse to participate in the witch hunt against the former president, who over the weekend announced to the world that he will be arrested on March 21.

“If Alvin Bragg has decided to go ahead with a felony indictment of the former president, this was a charge that the federal officials refused to prosecute on or even really pursue,” reads a portion of an article shared by Bragg in a screenshot, adding that a source believes Trump “will still have to be fingerprinted and processed like every other defendant.”

“This was a misdemeanor in New York that Alvin Bragg has decided to elevate to a felony while at the same time downgrading other felonies to misdemeanors. So we’ll be watching this to see how it all unfold[s] to get more information as it comes in.”

(Related: While president, Trump paved the way for faster approval of genetically modified organisms [GMOs] with fewer regulatory hurdles.)


DeSantis blasts Bragg, calls him “Soros-funded”

Responding to Bragg’s political shenanigans, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis chimed in that the corrupt DA is “Soros-funded” and is “weaponizing the office” of DA with his corrupt actions.

While emphasizing that he personally will not be getting involved with this “manufactured circus” surrounding the charges against Trump, DeSantis warned that Bragg is attempting to “impose a political agenda on society at the expense of the rule of law and public safety.”

The case in question involved $130,000 in hush money that Trump allegedly paid to then-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, who then allegedly gave it to Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, to keep her quiet about an alleged sexual encounter that she had with Trump in 2016.

Federal prosecutors in the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York chose not to charge Trump in relation to that alleged payment, even as Cohen implicated him as part of his own plea deal. In 2021, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) also tossed out its own investigation into the matter.

Bragg entered the fray by taking personal aim at Trump and those who refused to go after him like many other Democrats were demanding. The victims in all this, according to DeSantis, are “ordinary Americans” who get steamrolled by a “reckless political agenda.”

“And so you’re talking about this situation with, and like, I don’t know what goes into paying hush money to a porn star to secure silence over some type of alleged affair – I just I can’t speak to that,” DeSantis added in a statement.

“But what I can speak to is that if you have a prosecutor who is ignoring crimes happening every single day in his jurisdiction, and he chooses to go back many, many years ago to try to use something about porn star hush-money payments, you know, that’s an example of pursuing a political agenda and weaponizing the office. And I think that that’s fundamentally wrong.”

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Virgin Islands given green light by judge to sue JPMorgan Chase over Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking claims

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(Natural News) It is highly likely that banking giant JPMorgan Chase knowingly profited from participation in pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking scheme. And a new lawsuit seeking retribution for those harmed by the corrupt bank’s involvement has been given the green light by a judge to proceed.

Women from the U.S. Virgin Islands say they were sexually abused as a result of Epstein’s perversion ring, which JPMorgan knowingly benefited from, the suit claims. They could soon receive monetary and other awards, should the legal filing succeed.

Manhattan District Judge Jed Rakoff issued a four-page ruling in response to motions filed by JPMorgan and Deutsche bank, another embroiled financial institution, to dismiss three separate lawsuits pertaining to the matter. Judge Rakoff decided that the U.S. Virgin Islands and the women can proceed with these lawsuits against the banks.

While dismissing several of the counts in each of the cases, Judge Rakoff allowed for other “explosive” counts, to quote CNBC, to remain and head toward trial. The reason for this will be explained “in due course,” Judge Rakoff further promised.

(Related: Last fall, JPMorgan was caught canceling the checking accounts of religious non-profit groups, demanding a full list of their donors as a condition for reconsideration.)

Deutsche Bank also implicated in Epstein’s child sex trafficking scheme

Epstein, as you may recall, “committed suicide” in a Manhattan jail just prior to the launch of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “pandemic” where he was awaiting trial on federal criminal child sex trafficking charges. Epstein was a JPMorgan client from 1998 through 2013.


In the final five years of his relationship with the financial institution, Epstein pleaded guilty in Florida to soliciting an underage prostitute. A lawyer for the U.S. Virgin Islands also says that JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon “knew in 2008 that his billionaire client was a sex trafficker,” a claim that a JPMorgan attorney denies.

In 2013 after leaving JPMorgan, Epstein switched over to Deutsche Bank where he remained despite numerous employees reporting that at least 40 underage girls had filed sexual assault claims against him. At the time, the bank paid New York banking regulators a $150 million fine over the matter.

In a statement, Brad Edwards, the Edwards Pottinger attorney representing Epstein’s abuse accusers, celebrated Judge Rakoff’s ruling as “a monumental victory for the hundreds of survivors of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking scheme and survivors of sexual abuse in general, all of whom can rest easier knowing no individual or institution is above accountability.”

“Epstein’s sex trafficking operation was impossible without the assistance of JPMorgan Chase, and later Deutsche Bank,” Edwards further said. “And we assure the public that we will leave no stone unturned in our quest for justice for the many victims who deserved better from one of America’s largest financial institutions.”

It is Judge Rakoff’s opinion, based on what has been presented to him as evidence, that JPMorgan “knowingly benefited from participating in a sex trafficking venture” led by none other than Epstein, who was one of the bank’s big clients at the time.

Judge Rakoff also said the accusers can pursue claims that JPMorgan “negligently failed to exercise reasonable care to prevent physical harm” to Epstein’s victims, as well as failed to exercise reasonable care in providing non-routine banking for Epstein.

One of the big accusations is that JPMorgan actually obstructed efforts to enforce the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, which could have brought Epstein’s crimes to light a whole lot sooner, possibly resulting in the system getting him off the streets a whole lot earlier.

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An immortal in the pantheon of massive idiots: Friedrich Engels, godfather of Communism

Friedrich Engels (28 November 1820 — 5 August 1895); German philosopher; co-author of The Communist Manifesto; financial supporter of Karl Marx.

Through hard work and much practice, I’ve become something of an expert at translating intellectual garbage.

Here are several quotes from Engels, with my clarifications and boil-downs:

ENGELS: “Since the management of industry by individuals necessarily implies private property, and since competition is in reality merely the manner and form in which the control of industry by private property owners expresses itself, it follows that private property cannot be separated from competition and the individual management of industry. Private property must, therefore, be abolished and in its place must come the common utilization of all instruments of production and the distribution of all products according to common agreement—in a word, what is called the communal ownership of goods.”


Prescription and Over-the-Counter Treatments for Post-COVID Syndrome

By Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH

Over three years into the pandemic with nearly the entire country having become sick with SARS-CoV-2, a virus engineered to invade the body, there are millions suffering with long-hauler syndrome. Approximately half of patients admitted to the ICU with COVID-19 will have post-COVID syndrome which is now understood to be due to persistence of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein within cells, tissues, and organs. Those vaccinated have been additionally loaded with Spike, so may have even a worse course with prolonged symptoms including fatigue, lethargy, brain fog, muscle loss, skin and hair changes, sleeplessness, and effort intolerance. The magnitude of the problem has driven an all-encompassing search for management strategies to resolve the syndrome(s).

Hope is on the horizon with a preprint paper published by Halma et al summarizing the prescription drug and over-the-counter candidates for therapy. In my practice, I stylize the approach based on the patient and how recent the COVID-19 infection was in their history. If there are lingering signs of infection, then a course of full dose ivermectin can be considered. Aspirin is reasonable given increased rates of heart attack and stroke after the illness. I have found the colchicine appears to have an important role in pleurodynia or chest wall discomfort. Additionally it is used with corticosteroids in vaccine-induced myopericarditis. Low-dose naltrexone has been reported to ameliorate fatigue and inanition. Metformin has supportive data and would be appropriate in pre-diabetes and those with diabetes mellitus.

Halma, M.T.; Plothe, C.; Lawrie, T. Strategies for the Management of Spike Protein-Related Pathology. Preprints 2023, 2023030344.

From the OTC list, I have found nattokinase, the Japanese product derived from natto (a traditional Japanese food made from whole soybeans that have been fermented with Bacillus subtilis var. natto.) to be the most compelling and scientifically supported approach to clear Spike protein out of the body via proteolytic degradation. A host of cellular protective, anti-oxidant approaches are listed with vitamin C and NAC being readily available and widely used.

Halma, M.T.; Plothe, C.; Lawrie, T. Strategies for the Management of Spike Protein-Related Pathology. Preprints 2023, 2023030344.

Patients should push their doctors to refer them to clinical trials, and when that is not feasible, then empiric therapy can be pursued. It is important to realize that in the absence of completed large randomized placebo controlled randomized trials, which are easily 5 or more years away in the future, no therapeutic claims can be made. In the meantime we must be perceptive as patients and open-minded as clinicians to come up with reasonable approaches that can be used to help those sick now with post-COVID syndromes.

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Halma, M.T.; Plothe, C.; Lawrie, T. Strategies for the Management of Spike Protein-Related Pathology. Preprints 2023, 2023030344.

Iran-Saudi Rapprochement Will Deal A Deathblow To The Dollar

Automatic Earth | March 16, 2023

Eurasia’s geo-economic integration took a great leap forward as a result of the IranianSaudi rapprochement, which unlocks the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) trade potential with Russia and China. Its wealthy members can now tap into two series of Iranian-transiting megaprojects in one fell swoop through this deal, with the North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC) connecting them to Russia while the China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor (CCAWAEC) will do the same vis-à-vis China.

The bloc’s de facto Saudi leader has been prioritizing a comprehensive economic reform policy known as “Vision 2030” that was introduced by Crown Prince and first-ever Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) upon his rise to power in 2015. It regrettably stumbled as a result of the disastrous Yemeni War that he’s been waging since that same year, but everything is now back on track and more promising than ever after securing $50 billion worth of investments from China last December.

The People’s Republic regards Vision 2030 as complementary to its Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) due to MBS’ focus on real-sector investments for preemptively diversifying the Saudi economy away from its presently disproportionate dependence on oil exports. His country’s location at the crossroads of Afro-Eurasia also makes investments there extremely attractive from the perspective of China’s logistical interests, hence its massive commitment to his comprehensive economic reform policy.


Saudi investors lose billions in Credit Suisse crisis

The New Arab | March 21, 2023

Saudi Arabian investors in Credit Suisse have lost billions of dollars following the banking giant’s meltdown last week, leading to fears of an imminent global banking crisis.

The Saudi National Bank (SNB), which is Credit Suisse’s top shareholder, has had its US$ 1.5 billion investment almost wiped out, while the Saudi-based Olayan family also suffered huge losses.

Credit Suisse, which has been struggling for months, sought help from the Swiss government this week. An emergency deal was eventually brokered on Sunday to secure the bank’s future and prevent more chaos in the markets.