Boeing knew 3,000+ dead passengers would be a price worth paying for uninterrupted profit streams

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Boeing K N E W 3,000+ dead passengers would be a price worth paying for uninterrupted profit streams.

In America, far fewer deterrents exist to capitalist greed. Safety takes a back seat.

Heart-rending video about cut-backs on safety at this doomed airline. 

 

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I haven’t seen my old Cheshire West manager Ian Jones for over ten years.

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I haven’t seen my old Cheshire West manager Ian Jones for over ten years.

So I haven’t been in a position to:

▪️Flag anything up
▪️Touch base
▪️Move forward
▪️Diversify
▪️Be inclusive
▪️Join him on a ‘journey’

Ohhh, how my life is now bereft of all meaning and purpose…😔


 

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The Duran’s popular #Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks are selling well, and they’re making a very generous donation to brave Australian firefighters – Video Fifteen

Below is a link to the Duran website where you can purchase the#Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks for $4.99 each. From now on, 100% of the eBook money received will be donated to help the brave Australian firefighters, many of whom are volunteers.

Each eBook contains an additional foreword written by Alexander Mercouris, setting the scene for the contents to follow:

Visit now and use the DRN20 code for 20% off:

https://drnshop.com/product-category/ebooks/

Also available are:

 


In this fifteenth video, Director Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief of The Duran Alexander Mercouris explain how The Duran, in a selfless and very generous gesture, will be contributing 100% of the proceeds of all of their eBooks to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and Brigades Donations Fund. You can donate directly here:

https://quickweb.westpac.com.au/OnlinePaymentServlet?cd_community=NSWRFS&cd_currency=AUD&cd_supplier_business=DONATIONS&action=EnterDetails

Alexander Mercouris also spends more time describing the contents of the #Epstein and #Russiagate eBooks. We’ve personally read both, they have some unique and compelling insights and are an excellent addition to the coverage currently appearing in some of the UK media. The US media is failing to cover the massive #Epstein scandal whilst devoting acres of column inches to the non-scandal of #Ukrainegate:

The one [eBook] on #Brexit was done before the recent election in Britain but it’s still I think an interesting book and it explains a lot about the election. It also provides part of the explanation – by the way – why the Conservatives won the election. Just go to the #Brexit book and you’ll find out about that…”



Transcription contents here:

AC:  …but you can also donate to them by buying one of our Ebooks and then we will donate 100% of the proceeds to that charity in order to help Australia fight the fires, Alexander.

AM:  That’s right, because as I say, we’ve discussed this, we’ve talked about this a lot together. I should say the idea originally came from Alex and it was…we were all, when we heard about it on The Duran, Peter, myself, we thought this is absolutely the right thing to do. Because we’ve struggled with this story of fires in Australia. We all understand this is a big story, we also understand that this is an important story for people in Australia, and a very, very concerning one and people’s lives are at risk and the environment there is at risk. But it’s not something which as a geopolitical site, channel, we really know how to cover very well. I mean, it’s outside our area of expertise. And we’re not going to try and pretend that we know more about something than we actually do. So rather than just repeat other people’s talking points we said, how do we cover this story? And Alex said, well, we’ve got these eBooks, they’re selling quite well, let’s give the proceeds from these eBooks now to the people who are fighting these fires, putting their lives at risk, most of them – apparently nearly all of them – are volunteers. They’re putting their lives at risk trying to save Australia’s environment and lives and property and also apparently millions of animals which I hadn’t been aware of, it seems there’s been an absolute holocaust of animals in Australia too. So that way we will cover the story in the way that we can and we help people who deserve and need help and support.

So that’s why we’re doing that and those eBooks, there’s four of them in our shop. Two of them we did some time ago, one on #Russiagate, one on #Brexit. The one on #Brexit was done before the recent election in Britain but it’s still I think an interesting book and it explains a lot about the election. It also provides part of the explanation – by the way – why the Conservatives won the election. Just go to the #Brexit book and you’ll find out about that. But the two new books are about two big scandals underway in the United States, #Ukrainegate, this scandal about nothing, put together by a whistleblower who actually saw nothing, orchestrated by the Democrats in Congress and who called all these witnesses, none of whom knows anything either. It’s a scandal without crime, without wrongdoing, without witnesses and it’s dominated the media in the United States for weeks and weeks and weeks, so we’ve spent hours discussing it on our programmes and very frustrating it sometimes is for us to do but there we are. We’ve done it, we’ve explained it all in this book. And the other scandal, which is the real scandal with #Epstein, in which he…multiple crimes, many victims, gross abuse of people, terrible things done and of course the media avoids it entirely. And we have faced major censorship issues whenever we’ve tried to cover it. But cover it we have done and you can find all our analysis and our discussion in our book and both books, in fact all of our eBooks have prefaces which I’ve written, we summarise the various points that we on The Duran have been making. So you can buy those books, you can learn all about those two big scandals, indeed all those other subjects too, well, other topics and help those firefighters in Australia. And also you can donate directly to those firefighters. Alex has explained that. And of course if you can find a charity to do that without reference to us, please do so also. I mean…but we do urge you all the same to read our books if you want to understand those two big scandals in the US.


 

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The death of campaigner and public activist Robert Pickthall

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We’re told by the police, the courts and the newspapers that Northwich resident Robert Pickthall died on 30th  July 2019 when he committed suicide at Acton Bridge Railway Station, Acton Bridge, near Northwich, Cheshire.

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But campaigners are concerned that the public are being lied to.


 

Some years ago – back in March 2014 – an email arrived here from Robert Pickthall…

4 Mar 2014, 08:40

to info
Hi thanks for coming back to me.
My name is Robert Pickthall and I have a webstite  www.thebloodhound.org.uk  which will provide you some idea of what I am about.
Can you tell me if you know/know of a chap named xxxxxxxxxx Cwac FOI officer. If you do are you able to confirm if he is the same xxxxxxxxx ex Chief Inspector Cheshire Police ?
I have received several emails confirming xxxxxxxxx to be permitted to resign from the Police sooner than be formally investigated. Clearly I need to tread carefully here.
Cut a very long story short I came by over 100 Cwac internal emails some proving xxxxxxxx, xxxxxxx and other officers had come together to stop my research how Weaver Vale Housing Trust Ltd came to own protected lands at Davenham and at no cost. Cwac ordered my research stopped and did so by refusing me access to Cheshire Archive – refusing my FOI requests and instructing all officer’s and or Cllr to meet or speak with me. If you go to my web site and on the home page under the Header “CWAC REVIEW” you will get a better understanding.
Any help you might give me would be in confidence and ever gratefully received.
regards,
Bob Pickthall

 

The Wayback Machine provides (limited) access to Robert Pickthall’s now non-functioning website here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20140627082628/http://thebloodhound.org.uk/category/publications/

Since around 2010, he’d been having trouble with Cheshire West & Chester Council, a relatively new local authority which had come into existence in 2008 following the splitting into two of the much larger Cheshire County Council.

As readers will be aware, we worked at Cheshire County Council for four years and Cheshire West & Chester Council for one year between 2004 and 2009, but left after lodging an internal complaint – a relatively minor one – which was never addressed properly by the council and remains unresolved to this day.

Our victory in this dispute and eventual departure in the autumn of 2009 allowed the misconduct of senior officers (and the complaint itself) to be forgotten in its entirety and swept under the carpet.

The Council was – and probably still remains – a corporate basket case, not capable of dealing with internal and external disputes in an open, transparent and even-handed manner, and has historically been seeking to scapegoat internal complainants, whistleblowers and members of the public rather than discharge its public function correctly.

This path of least resistance is always taken because to the forefront of the authority’s agenda is its reputation, which in councillors’ and senior officers’ eyes always needs to be publicly presented as dignified, professional and spotless, no matter what.

A telling similarity between Robert Pickthall’s case and our own is that we were both banned from exercising our statutory public querying and access rights. In our case, this covered Freedom of Information and Personal Data across all UK public authorities, completely and in perpetuity. We dealt with that here.

In Robert’s case, he was barred from accessing and querying Cheshire West’s planning archive.

In both cases, the question arises, “What on earth have they got to hide?”


…to be continued.

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ALL the money The Duran makes from its popular #Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks is being donated to a very worthy cause – the brave Australian firefighters – Video 14

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Below is a link to the Duran website where you can purchase the#Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks for $4.99 each. From now on, 100% of the money received will be donated to help the brave Australian firefighters, many of whom are volunteers.

Each eBook contains an additional foreword written by Alexander Mercouris, setting the scene for the contents to follow:

Visit now and use the DRN20 code for 20% off:

https://drnshop.com/product-category/ebooks/

Also available are:

 

In this fourteenth video, Director Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief of The Duran Alexander Mercouris explain how The Duran, in a selfless and very generous gesture, will be contributing 100% of the proceeds of all of their eBooks to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and Brigades Donations Fund. You can donate directly here:

https://quickweb.westpac.com.au/OnlinePaymentServlet?cd_community=NSWRFS&cd_currency=AUD&cd_supplier_business=DONATIONS&action=EnterDetails

Alexander Mercouris also spends more time describing the contents of the #Epstein and #Russiagate eBooks. We’ve personally read both, they have some unique and compelling insights and are an excellent addition to the coverage currently appearing in some of the UK media. The US media is failing to cover the massive #Epstein scandal whilst devoting acres of column inches to the non-scandal of #Ukrainegate:

But clearly, there is a major emergency in Australia and we’re going to do whatever we can to help the people who are there. So that’s what we’re doing and we ask people when they buy our books to be aware of the fact that that’s what we’re using your money for. We’re going to be sending that money to these people who are fighting these fires and that’s the way that The Duran and The Duran community of which you our viewers are a part.


Transcription of contents:

AC:  I just want to tell everybody that we have tried to think about a way to do something for the fires in Australia, which I think is a massive, massive story. A massive tragedy, and a massive story, I mean, we can’t really cover that story. We don’t know enough about these types of things. I don’t personally to cover a story like that. We’ve been trying to think about how we can commit and help out to what’s going on. So Alexander, you have an announcement to tell all our viewers as to how we as The Duran can somehow help out in whatever way we can to the fires that are going on in Australia. So Alexander, what do you have to announce to our viewers?

AM:  Absolutely, as our viewers know, those who follow us, we’ve got various eBooks that we’re publishing at the moment. We’ve got one on #Russiagate, we’ve got one on #Brexit, we’ve got one on #Ukrainegate, we’ve got one on the #Epstein scandal. So they’re all there and what we’ve now decided to do is that we’re going to remit the proceeds, whatever money we make from these we’re going to pass onto the fund for the New South Wales firefighters who are combating these fires in Australia. That’s our way…

AC:  NSW Rural Fire Service.

AM:  Exactly. Exactly.

AC:  NSW Rural Fire Service Brigade.

AM:  Exactly. Because as Alex correctly said, this isn’t something that we really would know how to cover.

This isn’t…I mean, we can’t really cover firefighting because we are not experienced in firefighting. and the whole climate change story is one which we are not…I mean, it is well outside our range. We’re not able…we’re a geopolitical and political site. We are not a climate change or science site. But clearly, there is a major emergency in Australia and we’re going to do whatever we can to help the people who are there. So that’s what we’re doing and we ask people when they buy our books to be aware of the fact that that’s what we’re using your money for. We’re going to be sending that money to these people who are fighting these fires and that’s the way that The Duran and The Duran community of which you our viewers are a part. That’s how we’re going to help and that’s how we in a sense are going to cover this enormous story. So if I can just say, buy our books, you’ll find them enormously interesting. They are the #Epstein book and the #Ukrainegate book, as I’ve discussed before, they’re our two recent books, the one is about the scandal which the media and the political class are all talking about, which is #Ukrainegate, and as we explain in that book, it’s actually a story about nothing because Donald Trump did absolutely nothing that was criminal. And i can’t even see that he did anything that was actually wrong. And you get situations where you get witnesses who are not even witnesses, because they didn’t actually see anything. And the whole thing is just an absurdity. It is a massive scandal – concocted scandal – about something that isn’t just not a scandal, it isn’t anything, it’s a zero. Whereas the #Epstein story is the exact opposite. Here you have a gigantic scandal about massive abuse with real victims, actual victims, victims who I would point out just remind everybody – it’s a fact which people tend to forget – are American citizens, mostly.

I mean, these young women who were preyed upon by #Epstein and his accomplices, were US citizens and there’s hardly any coverage of it at all. I mean, you get a few…the odd story now and then. Prince Andrew does an interview in Britain. There’s now been more photos shown of his prison cell and even more questions about the very strange way in which he died. But ultimately it’s just not getting the kind of attention it should be getting. The point we’re making in these two books is that ultimately it’s because the elites are involved in both these scandals. The elites are behind #Ukrainegate. They’re trying to use these allegations as part of the endless war they’ve been waging against Donald Trump, from the moment he was elected. And the elites are implicate… – or some members of the elite – are implicated in the #Epstein scandal because some of them – to be quite blunt about it – were his accomplices and if you like, almost the beneficiaries or the participants in his crimes. So they are building up the one and they’re covering up the other. That’s what those two books are about, so you can read those books, learn about those things and at the same time you can support what we feel is an important cause and it’s our way of saying, this is an important story. We can’t cover it in a video, we’re covering it in this way.


 

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The Duran is donating ALL the money it makes from its popular #Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks to a very worthy cause – the brave Australian firefighters – Video 13

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Below is a link to the Duran website where you can purchase the#Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks for $4.99 each. From now on, 100% of the money received will be donated to help the brave Australian firefighters, many of whom are volunteers.

Each eBook contains an additional foreword written by Alexander Mercouris, setting the scene for the contents to follow:

Visit now and use the DRN20 code for 20% off:

https://drnshop.com/product-category/ebooks/

Also available are:

 


In this thirteenth video, Director Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief of The Duran Alexander Mercouris explain how The Duran, in a selfless and very generous gesture, will be contributing 100% of the proceeds of all of their eBooks to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and Brigades Donations Fund. You can donate directly here:

https://quickweb.westpac.com.au/OnlinePaymentServlet?cd_community=NSWRFS&cd_currency=AUD&cd_supplier_business=DONATIONS&action=EnterDetails

Alexander Mercouris also spends more time describing the contents of the #Epstein and #Russiagate eBooks. We’ve personally read both, they have some unique and compelling insights and are an excellent addition to the coverage currently appearing in some of the UK media. The US media is failing to cover the massive #Epstein scandal whilst devoting acres of column inches to the non-scandal of #Ukrainegate:

“…one on #Ukrainegate, the scandal that is no scandal, that’s a zero scandal, but which is getting all this enormous publicity. And the other on #Epstein which is the real scandal with the real victims, where there’s been all kinds of crimes committed and that one’s getting virtually no publicity at all…”


Transcription of the contents:

AC:  …and we have our eBooks, #Ukrainegate and #Epstein. Purchase an eBook, every book that you buy, Alexander, goes to the NSW Rural Fire Services in Australia, and I will also put a link for a direct donation. If you’re not interested in buying an eBook, no problem, even though we always recommend buying the eBook and reading it. But if you just want to do a direct donation as well, we’ll put a link to the NSW in the description box as well. Alexander, some final words.

AM:  Exactly, I mean, on that, I mean, this is obviously the story of the wildfires in Australia which is a mammoth story. We’ve struggled to think about how…to discuss it and how to cover it and of course it’s something that is completely outside our zone. I mean, we’re geopolitics, we can cover geopolitics, we can cover politics in the United States, we can talk about Russia, we can talk about #Brexit, we can talk about Macron, we can talk about all kinds of things. This is something that really isn’t something we know that we can add a distinctive voice to. Obviously we can repeat other people’s talking points, but what’s the point of that? And at the end of the day, we can see who is on the front line in that battle. It’s the firefighters in Australia and I’ve recently learned that many of them, in fact, are volunteers, well, most of them are.

So we are going to do everything we can within our limited resources to help them and we’re going to provide them with all the proceeds from the sales of our books. And actually, it’s four eBooks in our shop. One on #Russiagate, one on #Brexit. They’re now quite old and the two new books, one on #Ukrainegate, the scandal that is no scandal, that’s a zero scandal, but which is getting all this enormous publicity. And the other on #Epstein which is the real scandal with the real victims, where there’s been all kinds of crimes committed and that one’s getting virtually no publicity at all. So we’ve looked at those two scandals. I’ve written prefaces for those books. So obviously, yes, by all means, donate directly, as Alex said, but buy our books also. It has the same effect and we think you will learn something from our books also.


 

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Through sales of its popular eBooks, the Duran is making a very generous donation to brave Australian firefighters – Videos Eleven and Twelve

 

Below is a link to the Duran website where you can purchase the#Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks for $4.99 each. From now on, 100% of the money received will be donated to help the brave Australian firefighters, many of whom are volunteers.

Each eBook contains an additional foreword written by Alexander Mercouris, setting the scene for the contents to follow:

Visit now and use the DRN20 code for 20% off:

https://drnshop.com/product-category/ebooks/

Also available are:

 


In these eleventh and twelfth videos, Director Alex Christoforou, Editor-in-Chief of The Duran Alexander Mercouris and Crosstalk’s Peter Lavelle explain how The Duran, in a selfless and very generous gesture, will be contributing 100% of the proceeds of all of their eBooks to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and Brigades Donations Fund. You can donate directly here:

https://quickweb.westpac.com.au/OnlinePaymentServlet?cd_community=NSWRFS&cd_currency=AUD&cd_supplier_business=DONATIONS&action=EnterDetails

Alexander Mercouris also spends more time describing the contents of the #Epstein and #Russiagate eBooks. We’ve personally read both, they have some unique and compelling insights and are an excellent addition to the coverage currently appearing in some of the UK media. The US media is failing to cover this massive scandal:

“And the latest books which are quite new are on #Ukrainegate and on #Epstein and I’m going to say this frankly, I think they’re the best books around on either subject. Especially, dare I say it, on the #Epstein story which has been very, very poorly covered, in my opinion…”

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Transcription of Video 11:

AC:  The second announcement we want to make is that we have not – me, Peter, Alexander – have not forgotten about Australia at all and what’s going on there, with the terrible, devastating fires. I’ll speak for my end. I’m not an expert on these things. I can’t really communicate these things via video. We’re more politics and geopolitics and while what’s happening in Australia’s huge news, if not the biggest news story and it’s terrible news…

PL: But it’s picture-driven.

AM: It’s picture-driven, it’s hard for us to speak on these types of stories which are not geopolitics or political. I don’t think we can add that much context to a story like this but we all sat down together and we thought, how can we help? How can we get involved? And so, listen up everybody, we have our eBooks that we have on The Duran shop. Every time someone purchases our eBooks, we’re going to donate 100% of those purchases to the NSW Rural Fire Services. Peter, Alexander, do you have anything to tell our viewers about what we’re doing here so that we can help the people in Australia fight the fires? With every purchase that you get…I’ll put a link by the way of The Duran shop where you can buy those eBooks, as well as a direct link if you just want to donate directly to the Fire Services as well. So Peter, Alexander…

AM:  Yeah, what I will just say is this, I mean, I would endorse what Alex said, I mean, I’m not really the person to discuss or comment about this. I am not somebody who is really in a position to say anything about climate change, which is not said by other people, I’m not a scientist. I don’t know what the causes of these fires are. This is a huge story. I mean, anybody who’s been following the pictures, they’ve seen the film, could see what a huge story it is. And all I will say is this, I mean, this is our way of if you like covering this story, which we are not able to comment about. And I would say I would comment about our books – our two books – our two latest eBooks, so we’ve got actually four eBooks out there. One on #Russiagate, one on #Brexit. The #Brexit one is before the actual recent election but it’s still pretty topical. It’s got a lot of up-to-date information about it. And the latest books which are quite new are on #Ukrainegate and on #Epstein and I’m going to say this frankly, I think they’re the best books around on either subject. Especially, dare I say it, on the #Epstein story which has been very, very poorly covered, in my opinion. And it goes into great detail…

PL:  That’s on purpose.

AM:  Well, aah, that’s exactly the point. The point we’ve been making Peter is this; huge amounts of publicity for #Ukrainegate which is actually about nothing. There’s no crime, there’s no…

PL:  I like to say, in #Russiagate there’s not much Russia.

AM:  No. Exactly, and no witnesses in fact in #Ukrainegate. That’s the bizarre thing about this. Huge amounts of publicity about that, virtually none on #Epstein and his crimes. Even though they are verified crimes and there are verified victims. But the key point is all 100% of the proceeds from those sales goes to the fund of the firefighters. And it was pointed out to me, by the way, yesterday – something I didn’t know – that most of them are volunteers. So they’re doing this incredibly dangerous work, I know how dangerous it can be because believe it or not, about ten years ago – more than that – 20 years ago actually, I had some dealings with people who were working in the fire service in Britain. So I was involved in some kind of consultancy work with them. So I know how dangerous that kind of work is and it’s our way of showing support for them. I don’t know if Peter, you want to say…?

PL:  Oh, just exactly…I mean, at the end of the day, talk is cheap, and there are people in need here and Alex Christoforou’s come up with this really great idea to make a difference. And please give it a thought, follow through on it and show those people in Australia that the world is watching and we actually do care. I mean, I spent many, many years in Southern California and I know what these fires can do. Okay? And it scars people forever. Forever. It’s very, very painful and if you want to do it because of global warming, great, if you want to do it just to help the firefighters, great. Whatever your reason is, go ahead and do it. It’s a good cause. Yeah.

AC:  And I’m looking at the live stream. There is news that there’s 200 arsonists that are being investigated or arrested.

PL:  Oh, God.

AC:  I don’t know. Once again, other people…

PL:  Think of the animals too, I mean some of the…

AC:  I’m not sure. People can correct me, the last time I heard Peter, half a million or half a…

PL:  A million, yeah.

AC:  …billion animals died. Yes, Macey, the link is in the description box for The Duran shop. There’s also a link to donate directly to the Fire Services, the NSW Fire Services. As well as a link to the eBooks as well, so just look down in the description and maybe after we do the live stream I’ll also probably pin a comment to the top as well for that link. Half a billion animals dead.

PL:  Half a billion…wow.

AC:  Okay, so I’m sure there’s a lot of YouTubers that are doing a great job covering this. So I mean, if you have links to those YouTubers, send them our way. I’d also like to keep on top of what’s going on there, but let’s get rolling then, guys. So please help out. And let’s get to the main topic…


Transcription of Video 12:

 

AC:  And don’t forget to donate. You’ll find the links in the description box down below. NSW Rural Fire Services to help Australia with the fires that are going on right now. You’ll find the links to donate directly to the NSW and if you purchase any one of our eBooks on The Duran shop, you will donate 100% of that purchase to the NSW Rural Fire Services as well. So if you pick up an eBook, we’ll donate that to Australia, to those firefighters there.


 

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Through its popular eBooks, the Duran makes a very generous donation to brave Australian firefighters – Video Ten

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Below is a link to the Duran website where you can purchase the#Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks for $4.99 each. From now on, 100% of the money received will be donated to help the brave Australian firefighters, many of whom are volunteers.

Each eBook contains an additional foreword written by Alexander Mercouris, setting the scene for the contents to follow:

Visit now and use the DRN20 code for 20% off:

https://drnshop.com/product-category/ebooks/

Also available are:

 


In this tenth video, Editor-in-Chief of The Duran Alexander Mercouris explains how The Duran, in a selfless and very generous gesture, will be contributing 100% of the proceeds of their eBooks to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and Brigades Donations Fund. You can donate directly here:

https://quickweb.westpac.com.au/OnlinePaymentServlet?cd_community=NSWRFS&cd_currency=AUD&cd_supplier_business=DONATIONS&action=EnterDetails

He also spends more time describing the contents of the #Epstein and #Russiagate eBooks. We’ve personally read both, they have some unique and compelling insights and are an excellent addition to the coverage currently appearing in some of the UK media. The US media is failing to cover this massive scandal:

“They’re both huge scandals in the United States. The difference between them is that whilst #Ukrainegate is a scandal which has attracted a vast amount of attention, huge amount of talk about it on the media, in discussion programmes, on cable news, on terrestrial news, in the column inches of The New York Times, The Washington Post and all those other newspapers. In the end, when you drill down, it is a scandal about exactly nothing.


Transcription of the contents:

AC:  …but Alexander a more important issue is how we can help out and how the whole community can help out with the fires in Australia. And as you will explain, doing a video on that is a little bit out of our depth, discussing issues like that for a geopolitical and political channel is something that I don’t think we’d be very good at. But we did come up with a way that we can definitely help and actually maybe an even more important way than a video, and that is by giving…you say it Alexander…the NSW Rural Fire Service and Brigades Donations Fund – it’s a long word, but it helps out.

AM: Indeed. These are the firefighters in Australia who are combating these terrible fires. Can I just say, what Alex says is absolutely right, we are a geopolitics channel, we can do geopolitics, we can do foreign policy, we can discuss the politics in the US, we can talk about legal issues, we can talk about economics. We are not scientists, we’re not climate scientists. That isn’t something we really are able to talk about in any informed way. If we tried to talk about it we would simply be rehashing all the things other people are saying and what would be the point of that? And as we’re not climate scientists and we’re not firefighters either, the only way we feel that we can really contribute to this story – and it is a huge story, these fires are on an enormous scale – is by showing our support for the people who are fighting these fires by – as Alex said – supporting them through this fund that exists to help them.

I should say, I’m not obviously a firefighter, but I have had dealings in the British fire service in the past. I was once on very friendly terms with a member of the British fire service and I remember finding out from him what an incredibly dangerous and difficult job that is. And of course, what is going on in Australia is on a huge scale and bear in mind these people who are fighting those fires are having to do so all the time. It is incredibly dangerous work. It is extraordinarily exhausting work. So they need all the support that they can.

So that’s how we’re going to support them. That’s how our community’s going to support them. How are we going to do it? We’re going to give to them all the proceeds from the sales of our eBooks which you can find in our shop. We have four eBooks.

We have one on #Russiagate, we have one on #Brexit and we’ve got two new books, one on #Ukrainegate and one on the #Epstein scandal. And from we’re from now on going to commit all the proceeds that we make from the sales of those books – all four of those books – to that fund to support those firefighters. And if I can just say a few things about those two books, these two new books, #Ukrainegate, and #Epstein, they don’t seem to be very similar. In our opinion, they are very similar. They’re both huge scandals in the United States.

The difference between them is that whilst #Ukrainegate is a scandal which has attracted a vast amount of attention, huge amount of talk about it on the media, in discussion programmes, on cable news, on terrestrial news, in the column inches of The New York Times, The Washington Post and all those other newspapers. In the end, when you drill down, it is a scandal about exactly nothing. No crime is alleged, there are no witnesses, nobody has come forward and said that they saw or heard Donald Trump doing any bad thing. It is literally a scandal about nothing at all, and yet it is getting all that attention.

Contrast that with #Epstein, the #Epstein scandal, any number of terrible crimes committed there. Real victims, crimes committed over many years, all carried out in full light of day, and how much attention is it getting? Only a tiny fraction of the attention that #Ukrainegate gets. And it’s only every so often when something unusual happens like Prince Andrew gives an idiot interview to Newsnight, or there’s been some photos that have just appeared of #Epstein’s cell, where he died in such obscure circumstances. It’s only then that you get some little things cropping up in the news. So why the silence about the real scandal, and the vast publicity around #Ukrainegate? Well, I would argue it’s because the same people are involved in both, but they are pursuing their anti-Trump agenda in the one and they’ve got lots to hide in the other. And we have tried in those two books, for which I should say I have written prefaces to try to bring out what those two scandals are really about, so if you want to understand those scandals, you can buy them from our shop, and as I said, as Alex has said, all the money that we make from those books from now on, it goes to support those firefighters.


 

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Two excellent eBooks are now available at The Duran. #Epstein and #Ukrainegate. Follow the link for a 20% discount code. Video Nine

Below is a link to the Duran website where you can purchase the#Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks for $4.99 each. From now on, 100% of the money received will be donated to help the brave Australian firefighters, many of whom are volunteers.

Visit now and use the DRN20 code for 20% off:

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In this ninth video, Editor-in-Chief of The Duran Alexander Mercouris spends more time describing the contents of the #Epstein and #Russiagate eBooks. We’ve personally read both, they have some unique and compelling insights and are an excellent addition to the coverage currently appearing in some of the UK media. The US media is failing to cover this massive scandal:

“When you drill down, [into #Ukrainegate] it’s a scandal about absolutely nothing. Nothing has happened. There was no crime suggested over the course of #Ukrainegate. Even the Democrats couldn’t find a crime. Incredibly, they haven’t even found evidence of wrongdoing…”


 

AC:  …and two new eBooks, one on #Ukraine, one on #Epstein with a foreword written by Alexander.

AM: Indeed so. Two amazing eBooks if I may say. Both covering what we’ve said on our programmes, in our videos and as Alex rightly says, prefaces which I’ve written but we worked on at The Duran in our various discussions, crystallising our understanding of these two scandals. And they’re the two big scandals at the moment in the United States, or so they should be. But there is a strange contrast between them because here you have one scandal which is #Ukrainegate, which is the one that commands all the attention, people talk about them on talk shows and wall-to-wall coverage on television and in the New York Times and the Washington Post and the Atlantic and the New Yorker and all these lawyers and all these clever people discussing and writing about it. When you drill down, it’s a scandal about absolutely nothing. Nothing has happened. There was no crime suggested over the course of #Ukrainegate, even the Democrats couldn’t find a crime. Incredibly, they haven’t even found evidence of wrongdoing. All they’ve managed to put together is certain guesses about something which they call wrongdoing, a quid quo pro, except I don’t believe it even was. So I mean, a vast amount of time and energy spent debating and discussing something that doesn’t really exist. It’s very peculiar.

By contrast, you have this other enormous scandal, which is the #Epstein scandal, which is a real scandal. There were multiple crimes, scores of them. Real victims, people you can actually talk to and speak to that have been horribly and horrifically injured over many years. You have real perpetrators, really evil individuals. I mean, I don’t like to use the word evil very often but I mean, I can’t think of any other word to describe what Epstein was doing. And yet, the extraordinary thing about this #Epstein scandal – even though, as I say, it is a huge scandal – is how little coverage there is. You go to the media, you go to television, you go to all the various journals that proliferate the US. And hardly anybody talks about it. And it’s because at the core of both scandals there are the same people, the elite wants to promote the #Ukraine scandal because they see Donald Trump, someone is a threat to themselves and the same elite – it’s the same people – want to avoid talking, to suppress all discussion of the #Epstein scandal, because they’re implicated in it. So you have massive attention for the scandal that is the scandal about nothing and complete silence about the other scandal which is this massive scandal about real crimes that happened and which were perpetrated against real people over decades. So this is what we explore in these two books and we go into this in detail both in the body of our books which are based on what was discussed in our videos and in our two prefaces.


 

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Two great eBooks are now available at The Duran. #Epstein and #Ukrainegate. Follow the link for a 20% discount code. Video Eight

Below is a link to the Duran website where you can purchase the#Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks for $4.99 each. From now on, 100% of the money received will be donated to help the brave Australian firefighters, many of whom are volunteers.

Visit now and use the DRN20 code for 20% off:

https://drnshop.com/product-category/ebooks/

Also available are:

 


In this eighth video, Editor-in-Chief of The Duran Alexander Mercouris spends more time describing the contents of the #Epstein and #Russiagate eBooks. We’ve personally read both, they have some unique and compelling insights and are an excellent addition to the coverage currently appearing in some of the UK media. The US media is failing to cover this massive scandal:

“…the only way to understand the #Epstein scandal is as a scandal of the elite. I mean, not just of the American elite, but of course of the global elite because the thing that came across very obviously about #Epstein is that this is a man with global connections…”


Transcription of the contents, here:

AC:  …and that includes our two new eBooks that we’ve put on The Duran shop, which one of them touches on #Ukrainegate and the other one on the #Epstein saga. Alexander, two new eBooks.

AM: Indeed, two cases, two case studies of elite malpractice. I mean, if we turn to #Epstein first, I mean, the only way to understand the #Epstein scandal is as a scandal of the elite. I mean, not just of the American elite, but of course of the global elite because the thing that came across very obviously about #Epstein is that this is a man with global connections. Obviously, he’s based as we all know in the United States, he was supposedly a financier in New York. And nobody really knows how he made his money. But of course, he had very strong connections – as we’ve now discovered – with Britain. One of his closest associates, Ghislaine Maxwell, is British. The scandal is affecting Britain itself, with a member of the royal family, Prince Andrew involved. Well, Britain is not the only country where #Epstein had business or was involved in. He had a very, very swanky apartment in Paris, so he had connections with the French elite, which we’ve just been talking about. He had connections to Israel and there’s been lots of stories about that. He had connections to Saudi Arabia, where he claimed residence. And he was even the holder of a fake Australian passport. All very interesting and very confusing and very unexplained. But clearly someone who as I said belongs to this global elite that we are talking about. And we see in #Epstein certain interesting qualities of this elite. Firstly, its sense of complete immunity and unaccountability. I mean, #Epstein was able to carry out all these extraordinary crimes that he did in full public view, so he had people like Bill and Hillary Clinton coming along, he had people like Alan Dershowitz coming along, he had all sorts of other people.

And he had all these glamorous parties and all these victims were there. And supposedly nobody saw anything – which I don’t believe by the way – and nothing happened. So this enormous sense of privilege and power and lack of accountability and a sense that you can o anything you basically like. If you’re rich enough and powerful enough, you can get away with it. And the other thing that is so interesting about the #Epstein case is; consider the nature of his victims. These are not rich, powerful people. These are girls, mainly lower-class girls from local schools, easily enticed into his world, subject to appalling abuse and again, one senses an elite that really doesn’t care about such people anymore, that isn’t interested in them, that sees them essentially as objects to be exploited or manipulated or mistreated or abused, rather than as human beings with rights like everyone else’s rights. So in this book, we’ve talked about #Epstein, we talk about mysteries that surround the man, the fact that there’s so little known still about him, this extraordinary carapace of protection that encircled him, the continuing mysteries about his death. Even that isn’t being fully or properly explained. We look at the various interconnections we had. And as I said, we talk mainly and principally I think about not just Epstein himself but about the world in which he functioned.

And in our other book, that’s also a book about yet another elite scandal. Because we talk about the globalised elite, but we’re talking in this video about the technocrats who sustain Macron in power in France. We’ve seen the similar sort of technocrats in power in Washington. We saw them all operating round the clock during #Russiagate when the Trump campaign was put under massive surveillance because Donald Trump was seen as somebody who might threaten the position of that elite, and now we saw them all coming along as witnesses in the #Ukrainegate drama. People like Ambassadors and State Department officials and anonymous whistleblowers and all of those people. And again, it’s so obviously to my way of thinking an elite conspiracy against someone who is seen in some way, shape or form to be a threat to that elite. And in this book, we also discuss at considerable length, how thin the whole case of #Ukrainegate actually is. So two books about very similar topics and very similar topics to the ones that we’ve discussed on this video.



 

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