Epic Vaccine Debate Between Robert Kennedy Jr and Attorney Alan Dershowitz
Attorney Dershowitz contends that, if there were a safe and effective measure that could significantly reduce the contagious impact of a deadly disease, the Supreme Court would rule that government has the constitutional power to compel vaccinations on its citizens, including children. Robert Kennedy, Jr., agrees that the argument is correct but that the condition of the argument required by the word IF is absent. In other words, vaccines are far from either safe or effective, so the argument has no legal or ethical merit. Kennedy dominates the debate with shocking facts about the lack of vaccine safety. It’s a long debate but well worth taking notes. -GEG
Summary by JW Williams
RFK focuses on vaccine safety and effectiveness and shows many facets of corruption in the vaccine industry. Almost 50% of Americans who were polled said they may not take a vaccine for COVID-19, and 27% are firm in their refusal. He describes vaccines as a medical intervention given to perfectly healthy people to prevent someone else from getting sick. It is the only medicine that is given to healthy people.
A study by the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality found that the actual rate of vaccine injury is 2.6%, which means that 1 in 40 people is seriously injured from vaccines. This is huge! US Health and Human Services admits that fewer than 1% of people who are injured by vaccines even get to court, yet $4-billion has been paid out so far by vaccine court for vaccine injuries. Vaccine safety is a myth.
Congress awarded vaccine manufacturers blanket immunity from liability since 1986, when pharmaceutical companies threatened to stop making vaccines because they are “unavoidably unsafe”. No matter how negligent the company is, no matter how toxic the ingredients, the companies are still not liable and cannot be sued.
Children today are subject to 72 doses of 16 vaccines in order to stay in school.
RFK described a 2000 study by Johns Hopkins on infectious diseases, including those that had no vaccine available. The study concluded that the decline in deaths from infectious disease during the first half of the 20th century had nothing to do with vaccines, but was attributable to improved sanitation, nutrition, hygiene, electric refrigerators, reduction in population densities, and clean water.
Vaccines are the only medical product that does not have to be safety tested against a placebo, because vaccines were said to be necessary against biological warfare. Without a test against a placebo, it is unknown if a vaccine is causing more harm than good. Many vaccines are only safety tested for a few days. Any injury or long-term health effects after that are ignored.
The Moderna vaccine, which is the leading COVID-19 vaccine candidate, skipped animal testing and jumped ahead to human testing. It was admitted that four out of 45 volunteers (9%) suffered immediate adverse reactions, and there is no information on long-term reactions. Nevertheless, two-billion doses of the vaccine have been ordered. Kennedy said that Dr. Anthony Fauci is on the patent and will receive royalties from it.
All four companies that manufacture vaccines for the US, Glaxo, Sinofi, Pfizer, and Merck, are convicted felons who have been fined $35-billion over the past 10 years in criminal penalties for illegal and unethical activities. Yet, we are expected to trust them now with our lives.
The COVID-19 vaccine could kill many people who have co-morbities. RFK says 54% of Americans have diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and other chronic disease, in addition to being overweight, which means that even the common cold could be fatal to them.
RFK says the Cochrane Collaboration, that reviews clinical trials and studies, reported that a person would have to have 100 flu vaccines in order to prevent one case of flu, there is zero evidence that the flu shot prevents any hospitalizations or deaths, and the flu vaccine actually increases the spread of the flu.
Flu shots injure the immune system and make recipients over four times more likely to develop an illness that is similar to the flu due to ‘pathogenic priming’.
The Oxford vaccine was tested on monkeys that were exposed to the wild coronavirus and they became ill, indicating that the vaccine doesn’t work. Two-million doses of it have been ordered anyway.
Patreon’s Ban of Comic Owen Benjamin Could Cost Them $20-Million
Patreon, a fan-funding platform, lost in court and now must arbitrate 72 individual cases from former backers of comedian Owen Benjamin after the company banned the comic for ‘hate speech’. What Patreon failed to anticipate is that, according to its own terms of service, Benjamin’s fans could file arbitration claims against the company for disrupting their economic relationship with him. When Benjamin encouraged his fans to file claims, 72 of them took the hint and did exactly that. Because the cases were filed in California, Patreon has to pay the arbitration filing fees upfront on each separate case and other legal fees. Altogether, this could cost as much as $20-million regardless of the outcome. Patreon cannot survive that. -GEG
A court has issued a final ruling denying fan-funding platform Patreon’s request for an injunction against 72 former backers of comedian Owen Benjamin who are seeking arbitration against the company for disrupting the economic relationship between themselves and Benjamin.
The final ruling follows a tentative ruling against Patreon from earlier this month and means that the company now has to pay upfront filing fees on each of the 72 individual arbitration claims within 30 days of the due date on the invoice. These fees can be upwards of $10,000 per arbitration.
When the arbitration commences, Patreon will also have to pay further legal fees and have a rolling obligation to pay them within 30 days. Lawyer, commentator, and producer Mike Cernovich has predicted that these fees could be as high as $20 million.
In the final ruling, the court cited three reasons for denying Patreon’s request for an injunction.
First, the court wrote that Patreon “fails to show that it will suffer any irreparable injury or interim harm” if it’s not granted the injunction and noted that “merely having to incur expense in order to participate in arbitration proceedings is not irreparable harm.”
Second, the court wrote that “Patreon fails to show a reasonable likelihood of prevailing on its claims” and added that even if the claims are “not arbitrable,” “those issues are for the arbitrators, not the court, to decide.”
Third, the court wrote that “California courts rarely grant the extraordinary relief Patreon seeks here” and noted that once a dispute is submitted to arbitration, “the [California Arbitration Act] contemplates limited, if any, judicial involvement.” The court added that “typically, those who enter into arbitration agreements expect that their dispute will be resolved without necessity for any contact with the courts” and “that conclusion is ‘especially true’ where, as here, ‘the arbitration began without the need to seek a court order compelling arbitration.’”
Not only does the ruling mean Patreon has to pay these likely substantial fees but the ruling also gives users a legal avenue to defend against censorship under this California arbitration law.
Under this law, the drafting party of employment or consumer arbitration agreements has to pay the arbitration fees and they can’t reclaim the fees, regardless of the outcome. This means that companies such as Patreon, that force arbitration through their terms of service, risk potentially huge arbitration fees when they ban users because the former backers of these users can seek arbitration over “tortious interference” (disrupting the economic relationship between the creators and their backers).
For deplatformed users that had hundreds or thousands of backers when they were banned, this could leave these companies liable for millions of dollars in arbitration fees.
Lawyer Nick Rekieta said that this case is likely to act as a warning to Big Tech companies that deplatform their users:
“This is an extremely important case and what just happened is a shot across the bow of Big Tech companies. Your terms of service are binding upon you at least in so far as these arbitration and anti-class action provisions and we can use them against them.
That is important because this is how we defend ourselves from things like deplatforming, from things like cancel culture, and it is a big win in this sphere.
Rabbi Who Was Shot in Poway Synagogue Attack Pleads Guilty to Tax-Fraud
San Diego: Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was wounded in an April 2019 shooting at his synagogue in Poway, pleaded guilty to federal charges of tax and wire fraud involving fake donations to the Chabad of Poway. He admitted to participating in a 90/10 scheme in which “donors” would give large donations, receive a charity write-off to lower their taxes, and then 90% of the money would be returned to them while the rabbi kept 10%. A similar scheme involved corporations matching donations to other “donors” who had their money refunded while Goldstein kept the corporate contribution. The rabbi fraudulently obtained FEMA grants. He also falsely certified that his associates performed community-services to fulfill sentencing requirements for criminal offenses. According to his lawyer, Goldstein had been preparing to plead guilty to the tax and wire fraud since 2018. He is unlikely to serve jail time due to “helping the community heal” following the shooting attack. -GEG
A longtime San Diego rabbi wounded in an April 2019 shooting at his synagogue in Poway, California — and hailed as an “exemplary” community leader — pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of elaborate tax and wire fraud involving fake “donations” to the Chabad of Poway.
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, 58 – who was shot in the hand during the 2019 attack on the Chabad of Poway – pleaded guilty to a scheme involving the misuse of at least $6.2 million in contributions and donations to the synagogue. Of those millions, Goldstein admitted to keeping approximately $620,000 for himself.
Robert Brewer, United States Attorney for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, held a news briefing Tuesday in San Diego to detail what he called “an elaborate, long-term scheme” by Goldstein that “involved careful planning, attention to detail and significant deception all to give the appearance of legitimate donations to the Chabad and lawful deductions.”
Brewer said it was a “difficult day” for the community to learn of such a scandal involving a prominent local leader.
“Sadly, the facts of this case show a willful effort to deceive on the part of a trusted community leader,” Brewer lamented.
Brewer said there is no doubt that Goldstein was the victim of “a horrific hate crime” at the Chabad of Poway in April 2019, but added, “We cannot look the other way because a perpetrator of a crime becomes, suddenly, a victim of a crime.”
And, while Brewer commended the rabbi for his community leadership after the synagogue shooting, Brewer said the illegal conduct that Goldstein pleaded guilty to Tuesday – which went on for decades – “cannot be ignored.”
According to Brewer, the investigation into Goldstein’s alleged tax fraud began as early as November 2016. The rabbi knew he was under federal investigation long before the Chabad of Poway shooting and, according to Brewer, had been preparing to plead guilty to the tax and wire fraud since late 2018.
The complaint said Goldstein allegedly worked with at least 18 or more taxpayers throughout the years to help them in lowering their tax liabilities through fraudulent “donations” to the Chabad. The donations resulted in tax losses to the IRS of at least $1.5 million, the document said.
The federal document said agents with the IRS and FBI executed search warrants at Goldstein’s home and the synagogue on Oct. 17, 2018 – six months before the synagogue attack.
Agents told Goldstein they had been investigating “his tax evasion and other fraudulent activity for quite some time,” the complaint said.
“After learning he was under investigation, Defendant took steps to warn certain of his co-conspirators of the investigation, which allowed his co-conspirators to take steps to conceal their tax evasion scheme,” the complaint continued.
Goldstein established the Chabad of Poway in 1986 and served as the head of the synagogue until 2018. Chabad of Poway said in a statement Goldstein was relieved of his duties and his relationship with the synagogue was terminated when the board learned of the allegations against him. He was also dismissed by Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters.
The federal complaint said Goldstein created several nonprofits affiliated with the Chabad of Poway, including the Friendship Circle of San Diego.
The documents said that while some of Goldstein’s nonprofit organizations provided services to the community, “others were non-functioning shell entities that existed primarily on paper or simply as bank account holders.”
The complaint alleges that Goldstein used bank accounts held in those nonprofits to “conceal his illegal financial transactions and avoid detection by other Chabad officials, from the IRS, and from law enforcement.”
How the Scheme Worked
According to the federal complaint, the Chabad of Poway is a public charity and tax-exempt organization. People who donate to the Chabad of Poway can deduct the amounts of their donations, reducing their personal income taxes. To claim a tax deduction of $250 or more from a public charity like the Chabad, a donor must obtain a receipt and document the contribution.
The complaint alleges that Goldstein, on behalf of the Chabad, gave donors receipt letters – usually signed by Goldstein on the Chabad’s letterhead – documenting a donor’s “generous” contribution and marking it “tax-deductible.”
Those fake receipts were then used by “donors” to claim huge tax deductions on their tax returns.
Brewer said Goldstein would secretly funnel back 90% of these “donations” to his co-conspirators and keep 10% for himself. Investigators aptly named this scheme the “90/10 Tax Fraud Scheme.”
The 90/10 Tax Fraud Scheme: Mid-1980s to 2018 Brewer said, with the cooperation of Goldstein, that five taxpayers – or “co-conspirators” – entered guilty pleas in federal court this week tied to the 90/10 Tax Fraud Scheme.
Those co-conspirators admitted to knowingly participating in the scheme by either recruiting donors, concealing donations, or making fraudulent tax-deductible claims on tax returns.
Brewer said one taxpayer – Bruce Baker – admitted he had been partaking in this scheme with Goldstein since the mid-1980s. Over the years, Brewer said Baker had made several million dollars through this scheme.
In all, including Goldstein, Baker, and four other co-conspirators, the 90/10 Scheme involved about 20 people, some of whom remain under investigation.
In the 90/10 Scheme, Brewer said a donor would hypothetically make a $100,000 donation to the Chabad of Poway. Goldstein controlled all the finances for the Chabad, and the rabbi would sign a receipt for the supposed donation.
Goldstein would then funnel $90,000 of that donation back to the donor and keep $10,000 for himself.
In one instance – in December 2017 – Goldstein allegedly made two deposits totaling nearly $1.2 million in fraudulent donations to the Chabad from one co-conspirator identified by Brewer as “E.A.” That large “donation” to the Chabad came just in time to reduce the co-conspirator’s tax liability for the year.
To hide the source of the donation, in January 2018 Goldstein allegedly funneled the funds back to E.A. by buying valuable gold coins and delivering them to E.A.
The coins included 246 Suisse Fortuna 1-ounce rectangular gold ingots, 246 Canadian Maple Leaf 1-ounce coins, and 246 American Eagle 1-ounce coins worth a combined total of about $1 million, the complaint detailed.
In that deal, Goldstein kept about $160,000, Brewer said.
In October 2018, when E.A. learned of the investigation into this case, Brewer said E.A. tried to return the gold coins to the rabbi “in order to conceal the fraud.” Goldstein forfeited the $1 million in gold coins from that case to the United States, Brewer added.
The rabbi would again use gold coins in exchange for cash proceeds in a May 2018 deal with a co-conspirator worth $50,000, the complaint said.
In August 2018, Goldstein offered to launder $900,000 cash for that same co-conspirator in the May 2018 deal “by purchasing real estate, in exchange for a 20% fee.”
In all, Brewer said at least 12 taxpayers were involved in the 90/10 Tax Fraud Scheme, and “donations” totaled at least $6.2 million, of which Goldstein kept approximately $620,000 for personal use. The tax loss to the IRS in this scheme is at least $1.5 million, Brewer said.
Omer Meisel, Acting FBI Special Agent in Charge of the San Diego Division, said the FBI used an undercover agent to meet with Goldstein on several occasions as they investigated the 90/10 Tax Fraud Scheme.
“During these meetings, Rabbi Goldstein offered to launder money for the undercover agent and did, in fact, exchange money for the undercover agent consistent with the 90/10 charitable donation scheme,” Meisel explained.
Corporate Matching Donation Fraud: Since Before 2010 to 2018
Brewer said the second part of Goldstein’s tax fraud involved what investigators dubbed “Corporate Matching Donation Fraud.”
In this part of the scheme, a donor would, hypothetically, write a check for $25,000 to the Friendship Circle – one of Goldstein’s Chabad-affiliated nonprofits – and then get a corporation to make a matching $25,000 donation to the same entity.
Goldstein would then funnel the entire $25,000 back to the donor and the donor would make that tax deduction on his tax forms. Brewer said the $25,000 matched donation from the corporation would then go to Goldstein.
Brewer said six co-conspirator employees participated in the Corporate Matching Donation Fraud from 2010 to 2018. At least three Fortune 500 companies were defrauded in this manner – and Brewer said those companies “had no idea.”
The Fortune 500 companies made at least $134,000 in matching donations over the years, which “all went to Goldstein,” Brewer added.
Grant and Insurance Fraud: Since at Least 2010
Brewer said the “Grant and Insurance Fraud” part of Goldstein’s scheme mainly involved co-conspirator Alexander Avergoon.
Avergoon ran a phony construction company and the duo created fake invoices from that company, allegedly for repairs to the Chabad of Poway supposedly caused by Southern California’s October 2007 wildfires.
The damage to the synagogue, according to Brewer, never happened.
Goldstein took those invoices and submitted them to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Cal OES. In 2010 and 2011, based on those fake invoices for work that was never done to repair the “damaged” synagogue, FEMA and Cal OES wrote checks totaling $185,537 directly to Goldstein.
Brewer said the rabbi kept that money.
In 2012, 2017 and 2018, Cal EMA, Cal OES and FEMA gave “tens of thousands of dollars in grants” to pay for security systems and other upgrades for nonprofit organizations tied to the Chabad.
In all, Brewer said Avergoon gave Goldstein $75,000 and the rabbi wrote five backdated checks to Avergoon. Goldstein submitted those invoices to Cal OES, and, in March 2012, Cal OES paid the Chabad of Poway $75,000 based on those false invoices and backdated checks.
Brewer said this part of the scheme also involved Goldstein figuring out a way to get a grant from the Clarence Brooks Foundation of Beverly Hills in the amount of $600,000. Avergoon helped Goldstein convert that grant into cash, of which Avergoon kept $400,000 and Goldstein kept $200,000.
Meisel said Avergoon fled the country and went to Latvia but was ultimately found by investigators. He was arrested in October 2019.
Brewer also detailed Tuesday a 2018 deal between Goldstein and an unnamed co-conspirator who’s still under investigation that involved phony invoices and checks made to a construction company in order to obtain a grant for $76,750 from FEMA.
Brewer said that money was used by Goldstein to upgrade his personal home.
In this part of the scheme, Brewer said the funds obtained by Goldstein totaled $937,000 in grants and Goldstein misappropriated $875,000.
What’s Next for Goldstein?
In addition to the $1 million already forfeited by the rabbi, Brewer said Goldstein will pay $2.5 million in restitution.
Goldstein is set to be sentenced on Oct. 29, 2020, and while the rabbi faces a maximum of five years in prison, Brewer’s office will recommend probation based on Goldstein’s cooperation and his “lifetime of service” to the community via the Chabad of Poway.
“His role after the 2019 terrorist attack was exemplary,” Brewer said. “He became a significant advocate for peace and the elimination of violence based on religious hatred. He spoke all over the world and sent a strong message of peace.”
Ryan L. Korner, IRS Los Angeles Field Office Special Agent in Charge, said Tuesday that Goldstein had “abused his position of trust and leadership at a religious organization that has served the community of Poway for years.”
Poway Mayor Steve Vaus told NBC 7 he was deeply saddened by the scandal.
Massive Protest in Germany Against COVID-19 Masks and Vaccines
15,000 people gathered in Berlin, Germany, on Saturday to protest against coronavirus restrictions. News outlets reported that the marchers consisted of ordinary people concerned with government overreach, people from the far-right, and ‘conspiracy theorists’ who believe the coronavirus pandemic is a hoax. The German government claims there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases, but protesters decried government propaganda and fear mongering. Authorities launched legal action against the protest organizers for failing to respect social distancing and hygiene regulations. The protests came on the same day that German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said he wanted tougher action against COVID-19 rule breakers. -GEG
As German officials warn of the surge in the number of infections, large crowds gathered in Berlin on Saturday to protest against coronavirus restrictions, including the requirement for a face mask. “The virus of freedom has reached Berlin,” said one of the organizers, Michael Ballweg.
Others chanted: “We are the second wave” as they passed through the German capital.
Police estimated that around 17,000 people passed through Berlin and 20,000 in total attended the climax of the event.
They said they couldn’t confirm the “sky-high number” of attendees launched on Twitter, in a likely reference to organizers claiming 1.3 million people attended the rally.
‘Our freedom is stolen’
DW’s Benjamin Alvarez reported the arrival of trucks carrying anti-mask slogans with drummers on board.
Some protesters carried a banner calling for the arrest of US billionaire Bill Gates, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Health Minister Jens Spahn and others.
Spahn commented on the event, saying that “Yes, protests must be possible in the era of the crown as well, but not like that. ”
“The distance, the rules of hygiene and the daily masks serve to protect us all,” he wrote on Twitter.
Lawmaker Saskia Esken, one of the two leaders of the center-left SPD party, called the participants “covidots”.
“Thousands of covidiots are celebrating in Berlin as the ‘second wave’ without distancing, without masks,” she said. “They not only jeopardize our health, they also jeopardize our achievements against the pandemic and the revival of the economy, education and society. ”
Hours after the protest began, however, plans to continue along a wide boulevard through the park were put on hold after a police complaint.
Berlin police said they had taken legal action against the organizer for “non-compliance with hygiene rules”.
The initial rally had only registered 1000 participants.
In the late afternoon, police used loudspeakers to order protesters to leave the area peacefully.
The officers also removed several organizers from the scene, to the screams and hoots of those attending the rally.
When the participants failed to move forward, the police told them they were committing crimes, which led to further yelling and booing. Some of the participants had to be taken away by the police after refusing to leave the scene.
Note that alternative news sources report as many as 1.3 million people attended the march called The End of the Pandemic – click here for photo.
Minneapolis Police Warn People to Obey Criminals Amid Crime Surge
Minneapolis Police Department issued some tips for residents to limit their risk of robbery that includes “be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet” to robbers, “do not walk alone,” and avoid fighting with criminals, “Do what they say. Your safety is most important.” Crime has skyrocketed in the wake of Black Lives Matter violence. Some victims have been maced, dragged, assaulted and threatened with a gun. There have been 288 shooting victims this year. The City Council voted unanimously in June to replace the city’s police department with a ‘department of community safety and violence prevention’. Some residents are adjusting to this by setting up armed neighborhood patrols. -GEG
Embattled Minneapolis police are advising residents on survival skills amid a wave of violent crime, offering such tips as “be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet” to robbers and “do not walk alone.”
“Do not argue or fight with the criminal,” police said in a July 28 letter to Third Precinct residents. “Do what they say. Your safety is most important.”
The Third Precinct, southeast of downtown, was one of the areas hardest hit by the protests-turned-riots that broke out following the May 25 killing of black man George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Ensuing demonstrations and riots in the adjoining cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul marked the second-most destructive incident of civil unrest in US history. Police were forced to abandon their Third Precinct headquarters for their own safety on May 28 as rioters pulled down a fence and set the building on fire.
Minneapolis City Government tells residents to be ready to give up their phones and wallets and to always cooperate with criminals:
Carjackings and other robberies have skyrocketed in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests. Police said there were 20 carjackings and 100 other robberies reported in July in the Third Precinct alone. “Some victims have been maced, dragged, assaulted and some threatened with a gun,” police said in the warning to locals.
In an era of rising crime and a push by many on the left to defund police and “reimagine” law enforcement in Democrat-controlled cities, the self-help tips in Minneapolis may be a sign of things to come.
George Soros-Backed Tides Center Takes Control of Black Lives Matter Donations
As we previously reported, the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation was a project of a non-profit organization, Thousand Currents, that is run by radical-left revolutionary Susan Rosenberg. She is the woman who, years ago, was convicted of possessing 740 pounds of explosives and who was involved in the Brinks-Nyack robbery in which two cops and a security guard were killed. Documents show that Thousand Currents transferred control of BLM Global Network Foundation and all its assets, including donations, to the Tides Center, a branch of the Tides Foundation.
Tides Foundation was created in the 1970s as a conduit to enable donors to anonymously support left-wing causes. Donors gave checks to Tides, which manages their finances in individual “savings accounts”, until a recipient is chosen. Payouts are made as grants, masking the original benefactors’ identities from public scrutiny. This process is described as “charitable money-laundering.” Tides’ biggest donors are foundations, including George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. -GEG
According to documents filed with the California Justice Department on July 10, 2020, Thousand Currents transferred control of BLM Global Network Foundation and all its assets to the Tides Center.
A Thousand Currents Project
CRC’s Robert Stilson was the first to report that the BLM Global Network Foundation is not a standalone nonprofit, but a fiscally sponsored project of Thousand Currents, a California-based organization.
Donations to the BLM Global Network Foundation end up in Thousand Currents’ coffers, which administers the group’s finances internally. As a Thousand Currents project, the group doesn’t file regular Form 990 reports with the IRS, and it does not disclose comprehensive financial data in the same way a tax-exempt nonprofit must.