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HE’S BACK: Bill Gates calls relationship with Jeffrey Epstein ‘mistake’, divorce ‘sad milestone’

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Billionaire entrepreneur Bill Gates and his wife Melinda officially finalized their divorce after 27 years of marriage earlier this week.

According to previous reports, Melinda was less than thrilled by the relationship between her husband and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

During a CNN interview on Thursday, Gates admitted that he made a huge mistake when communicating with Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy financier and convicted sex offender who died in prison in 2019.

“It was a huge mistake to spend time with him and give him the credibility. I made a mistake.”

Gates and Epstein are said to have met dozens of times between 2011 and 2014, with the majority of these meetings taking place at the latter’s Manhattan residence.

According to “Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story” penned by Miami Herald investigative journalist Julie Brown, Gates even boarded Epstein’s private jet in 2013 to fly to Palm Beach, Florida, where he owned a mansion which was at the epicenter of the ongoing sex trafficking scandal for which his ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, is awaiting trial.

Following the revelations, Gates claimed that he “didn’t have any business relationship or friendship” with the financier, who was convicted in 2008 of procuring a child for prostitution and of soliciting a prostitute and served 13 months in prison.

The Microsoft billionaire also said he “didn’t go to New Mexico or Florida or Palm Beach or any of that”.

In July 2019, Epstein was arrested again and charged with sex trafficking minors in Florida and New York. The disgraced financier hanged himself in his Manhattan prison cell a month later.

Divorce is a ‘Sad Milestone’

Aside from addressing rumors about his friendship with Epstein, Gates also opened up on his recently finalized divorce from his wife of 27 years, Melinda.

“Definitely a very sad milestone. Melinda is a great person and that partnership that we had coming to an end is a source of great personal sadness.”

Gates hopes that he and Melinda can continue to jointly manage their charity foundation.

Melinda Gates had reportedly retained divorce lawyers in 2019 amid concerns over revelations of her now former husband’s relationship with convicted pedophile and human trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein.

Back in May, the Daily Beast reported that the Microsoft founder apparently received marriage advice from Epstein. According to the publication, citing two people “familiar with the situation,” during meetings at the financier’s mansion, Epstein ostensibly suggested that Gates should end his marriage with his wife after Bill complained about her.

“Going to Jeffrey’s was a respite from his marriage. It was a way of getting away from Melinda,” said one of the people who reportedly attended several of the meetings, adding that Epstein and Gates “were very close”.

However, a Gates representative told the outlet that Bill “never received or solicited personal advice of any kind from Epstein – on marriage or anything else”, adding that he “never complained about Melinda or his marriage to Epstein.”

“Your characterization of his meetings with Epstein and others about philanthropy is inaccurate, including who participated,” the representative added. “Similarly, any claim that Gates spoke of his marriage or Melinda in a disparaging manner is false.”

Since 2000, the Gates have led a charitable foundation worth an estimated $50 billion. The organization’s main areas of work include the fight against dangerous diseases and malnutrition in developing countries, and programs in the field of health and education in the United States.

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Miami-Dade AT&T call center evacuated after bomb threat

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MIAMI, Fla. – A bomb threat has led to the evacuation of a building in Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade police said just after 9:15 a.m. they received a report about the threat at the AT&T call center building at 444 NW 79th Avenue.

As a precaution, the building was emptied and the bomb squad was called in to search for any signs of explosives.

This is a developing story. Check back with the Miami Standard for updates.

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WEF calls for replacement of paper passports with COVID-19 vaccine passports, Davos pushes vaxx passports to enforce global carbon taxes

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) is pushing the replacement of paper passports with worldwide, digital passports.

The globalist forum has also proposed a digital “vaccine passport,” which presumably would be included in the paper passport’s replacement.

“The standard template for passports was created more than a century ago—and many argue that it’s due for a major rethink,” reads a WEF article published last month. “Economists and open-border advocates point out that tethering one’s prospects to a paper-based travel document, one originally meant to expedite queues at European train stations, has proven to be inefficient, costly, and ultimately inequitable.” 

Interestingly, the article admits the eradication of paper passports works against national sovereignty because, as the above quote points out, it’s a proposal spearheaded by open-border advocates who want “seamless cross-border movement” by economic migrants who will fulfill millions of vacant jobs by 2030, presumably for lower pay.

Another article by the WEF promotes the adoption of a digital “vaccine passport” for international travel that would seemingly be a part of a general digital passport which replaces a paper one.

“The expectation is that with a vaccine, some aspects of life will return to normal – especially when it comes to travel – which has been particularly hard-hit. This is where a ‘vaccine passport’ or ‘e-vaccination certification of compliance for border crossing regulations’ might become a required travel document, to enable seamless border-crossing and the harmonization of varying national laws,” according to the WEF article, with emphases added.

It’s noteworthy that both proposals share the same agenda, emphasized above, indicating that they are meant to be adopted in tandem.

A digital passport would also be less private in comparison to a paper one given that it could tie into medical and tax records while conceivably tracking a person’s movements.

It could also conceivably be used to enforce carbon taxes on individual travelers, thereby restricting private travel by making it prohibitively expensive except for, say, economic migrants who are filling jobs for less pay to the advantage of multi-national corporations which will then be less burdened by carbon taxes.

Davos Group pushes COVID-19 vaccine passports to enforce global carbon taxes

The Davos Group is pushing a United Nations (UN) plan to use worldwide “vaccine passports” to enforce global carbon taxes, which would make the cost of travel even more expensive.

The World Economic Forum, which hosts the Davos Group meetings, claims that a worldwide vaccine passport would lead to a “harmonization of varying national laws,” a necessary step to enforcing a global carbon tax.

We’ve already seen the Biden administration working with other countries to collude on an agreed-upon minimum 15% corporate tax rate across the world, so the “harmonization” is not unheard of when it comes to a global tax.

It’s quite apparent that a vaccine passport required to travel across counties would provide the necessary tech infrastructure to pass the costs of carbon taxes onto individual travelers, which is likely the intended goal.

The proposal could lead to international – and even domestic – travel becoming prohibitively expensive for most people.

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Miami private school to require students getting COVID-19 vaccine to stay home for 30 days after each dose due to ‘shedding onto others’

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MIAMI, Fla. — A Miami school that made headlines for saying it would penalize teachers who got the COVID-19 vaccine is now requiring students who get vaccinated to remain home for 30 days after each dose.

Parents of students at the Centner Academy recently received a letter from its Chief Operating Officer that read in part, “…if you are considering the vaccine for your Centner Academy student(s), we ask that you hold off until the Summer when there will be time for the potential transmission or shedding onto others to decrease.”

The letter also spelled out a quarantine rule for parents who still choose to vaccinate their children.

Read more from WSVN 7 (Fox Miami).

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