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Fears that the U.S. banking crisis could go global widened early Tuesday as lending giant Credit Suisse shares plunged on news its delayed annual report found “material weaknesses” in its balance sheet over the last two years.
By: orraz
Posted on: Mar 14 12:34
A still-ongoing program devised by President Barack Obama to bring Silicon Valley tech types into the federal government to foster innovation instead descended into repeated rule violations, massive financial losses, and retaliation against a whistleblower who called attention to potential violations of the law, government records show.
By: orraz
Posted on: Mar 14 12:32
What is with this guy? President Joe Biden has a particular penchant, some might say a pathological need, to tell obvious lies at the weirdest times.
Posted on: Mar 14 12:31
The two Nigerian brothers who say they were paid by actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him in January 2019, engendering an outcry from the political Left including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, are speaking out about the incident and its aftermath for the first time.
Posted on: Mar 14 12:30
A closer look at the New York-based bank that collapsed Sunday revealed some interesting advertising ideas.
By: orraz
Posted on: Mar 14 11:57
President Joe Biden told a room full of rich Democrat donors that ailing former President Jimmy Carter had asked him to deliver his eulogy.
By: orraz
Posted on: Mar 14 11:56
Andy Puzder, the former long-time CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardee’s and Carls’ Jr., ripped into President Biden after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).
By: orraz
Posted on: Mar 14 11:56
Earlier today the President arrived and visited a local restaurant and then went to the arena where he spoke and where people lined up for hours to see him on this cold Iowa day.
Posted on: Mar 14 11:55
On Saturday night, a woman passed out and struck her head at the annual Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, DC, which prompted a response from Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Posted on: Mar 14 11:55

The Virginia Attorney General’s Office has sent a scathing letter calling on a middle school to stop enrolling students in its college prep program “based on race” after it excluded white and Asian students in its recruitment efforts.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Christine Lambrou Johnson, head of the state’s Office of Civil Rights, lambasted Copper Middle School Principal Lisa Barrow for violating state and federal laws.

Administrators at the school in McLean recently notified parents about the program for eighth-graders – but only for certain national or ethnic groups.

Posted on: Mar 14 11:36

Well, look at that! Another crisis under the Biden administration. You know, when Trump was president, the only crisis we faced was started by a foreign country who works against us. But under Biden, our government keeps helping fuel crisis after crisis.

This time, it isn’t the border, inflation, gas prices, conflict overseas, or crime. It’s the banks. Yes, the last place anyone wants to see red flags, the banking industry, is facing some dark days. This comes just after Biden forced investors into putting money in “woke” investments. So far, two banks had to be bailed out by Biden. And while most will see this as a bad omen, Biden is trying to take a victory lap!

Posted on: Mar 14 11:35

The crew on board, a Lufthansa flight told passengers to immediately delete all videos and photos taken after the flight experienced extreme turbulence.

Yahoo! News reported that the Lufthansa flight had to make an emergency landing after the flight went through extreme turbulence. The flight became wild after it hit the patch of turbulence, and it evolved into a chaotic situation very quickly.

Posted on: Mar 14 11:35

The Silicon Valley Bank collapse may have been triggered by a newsletter authored by a tech expert in Texas in the last week of February.

In the wake of the bank's dramatic downfall, one tech writer, Evan Armstrong, pointed out a mail-out authored by fellow writer Bryne Hobart, dated February 23.

'This entire debacle was potentially caused by [Hobart]'s newsletter,' wrote Armstrong, who then shared his own post detailing how Hobart may have knocked over the first domino. 

Posted on: Mar 14 11:32

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank was swift. In just a few days the 16th largest bank in the country suffered the second-worst banking collapse in US history.

But the seeds of the bank's demise were sown in its pandemic boom when Joe Biden's $4 trillion COVID stimulus package flooded Silicon Valley with easy money.

In January 2020, SVB had $55 billion in customer deposits on its books - and by the end of 2022 that had more than trebled to $186 billion.

Posted on: Mar 14 11:31

Two executives at Silicon Valley Bank worked at banks that contributed to the Great Recession in 2008, it has been revealed.

Joseph Gentile joined the now-failed bank in 2007 after leaving his position as the chief financial officer at Lehman Brothers' Global Investment Bank.

His departure came just one year before Lehman Brothers, which was then the fourth-largest investment bank in the United States, collapsed — leading directly to the Great Recession.

Posted on: Mar 14 11:30

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has spearheaded a statewide campaign to outlaw gender-affirming medical treatments for minors. DeSantis has publicly stated that doctors should face legal action for providing these treatments and even suspended a state attorney for failing to comply with the ban.

In response to DeSantis’ actions, Biden appeared to criticize the governor’s handling of transgender youth and hinted at the possibility of implementing a nationwide transgender law.

“What’s going on in Florida, is as my mother would say, is close to sinful. I mean, it’s just terrible what they’re doing. It’s not like, you know, a kid wakes up one morning and says, ‘you know, I decided I want to become a man or I want to become a woman or I want to change.’ I mean, what are they thinking about here? They’re human beings,” Biden said.

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Posted on: Mar 14 11:29

Forty-fifth President and leading 2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump, a legendary man known for shattering attendance records, traveled to Davenport, Iowa on Monday to give an address on education to a massive crowd of supporters that not only overflowed the arena, but wrapped around the block outside in freezing temperatures.

Trump’s speech was held at the Adler Theatre which offers seating for 2,400 people. Despite the event not being advertised heavily, Trump massively overflowed the theater with a crowd much larger than 2,400 people and a crowd of over 500 people waiting outside.

Videos show a massive two-mile-long line of loving supporters there to see President Trump wrapping around the block of the Adler Theatre.

Posted on: Mar 14 11:29

While the Fed’s move yesterday (Sunday, March 12th) to bailout depositors from the Big Tech banks that crashed in recent days may have prevented a stock market crash today, it did not stop the bank runs, and more than 30 banks halted trading at one point today.

Posted on: Mar 14 11:26

Since I launched my Substack site, a recurring theme of my writing has been the sorry state of mainstream journalism and (alleged) “journalists.”

My main critique has been that corporate journalists all think alike and only publish articles that protect the “authorized narrative.”

However, another feature explains the sorry state of journalism in America - namely, the number of journalists at big-city newspapers is evaporating at a stunning rate.

Even if journalists did cover taboo topics (which they don't), there's no longer enough journalists in newsrooms to devote the time to complex and time-consuming investigations.

Posted on: Mar 14 11:25

An investigative reporter has revealed a link between Janet Yellen, who is Joe Biden's treasury secretary, and the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.

The bank serving mostly tech startups was shut down on Friday after failing, while Biden and others promised no depositor would be forced to bear losses.

It is Paul Sperry, a New York Post columnist and longtime Hoover Institute media fellow, who posted his discovery on social media.

Under a "Developing" alert, he explained, "Fed Reserve Bank of SF that missed massive red flags @ SV Bank run by openly gay diversity quota & Janet Yellen protege Mary Daly who focused more on 'climate change and inequities' than regulating rogue banks like SVB. Also chairs SF Fed Diversity & Inclusion Council…"

Posted on: Mar 14 11:24

While WW1 ended nearly a century ago, its scars can still be found across Northern France and Belgium. Zone Rouge (French for Red Zone) is perhaps the ultimate example of this.

At the end of the war in 1918, the French government isolated the areas in red above and forbade activities such as forestry, farming and even the building of houses from being performed inside them.

In total the non-contiguous areas took up 1,200 sq km (460 sq mi) (roughly the size of New York City).

The primary reason the areas were declared no-go zones was that they had seen some of the worst fighting during the war, particularly during the Battle of Verdun in 1916. The areas were environmentally devastated and contained large numbers of unexploded ordnance along with human and animal remains that further contaminated the environment.

The Battle of Verdun lasted 303 days and was one of the longest and bloodiest in human history with somewhere between 700,000 and 1,250,000 casualties in total. It also resulted in the destruction of villages, 6 of which have never been rebuilt.

Posted on: Mar 14 11:23

From producing reports and analysis for U.S. policy-makers, to enlisting representatives to write op-eds in corporate media, to providing talking heads for corporate media to interview and give quotes, think tanks play a fundamental role in shaping both U.S. foreign policy and public perception around that foreign policy. Leaders at top think tanks like the Atlantic Council and Hudson Institute have even been called upon to set focus priorities for the House Intelligence Committee. However, one look at the funding sources of the most influential think tanks reveals whose interests they really serve: that of the U.S. military and its defense contractors.

This ecosystem of overlapping networks of government institutions, think tanks, and defense contractors is where U.S. foreign policy is derived, and a revolving door exists among these three sectors. For example, before Biden-appointed head of the Pentagon Lloyd Austin took his current position, he sat on the Board of Directors at Raytheon.

Before Austin’s appointment, current defense policy advisor Michèle Flournoy was also in the running for the position. Flournoy sat on the board of Booz Allen Hamilton, another major Pentagon defense contractor. These same defense contractors also work together with think tanks like the Center for Strategic and International Studies to organize conferences attended by national security officials. On top of all this, since the end of the Cold War, intelligence analysis by the CIA and NSA has increasingly been contracted out to these same defense companies like BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin, among others — a major conflict of interest. In other words, these corporations are in the position to produce intelligence reports which raise the alarm on U.S. “enemy” nations so they can sell more military equipment!

Webmaster addition: See "War is a Racket" by Major General Smedley Butler

Posted on: Mar 14 11:20

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and his wife, Sarah Clarke, have expressed concerns for their safety following increased death threats from left-wing extremists.

The threats come almost three years after the police-involved death of George Floyd, which caused unrest in the city. Frey and Clarke told the Star Tribune they had been subjected to violent messages and vandalism.

"I think right now is probably the most concerned I've ever been about Jacob's physical safety since he's been in office," Clarke said. Frey added that public officials are changing their positions out of fear for themselves or their families. "Taking a position against this kind of thing should not be hard," he said. "It should be a prerequisite for entering public service. Part of what we uphold is the institution of democracy. This is an attack on our ability to exercise democracy."

Posted on: Mar 14 11:17

“Thousands of people gathered at the Kiev Caves Monastery yesterday to show support for the monks who have been ordered to leave by the monastery by Zalensky, one of the holiest shrines of the Russian Orthodox Church, where the Church has been for over 1,000 years. It is the first monastery of the Russian Church. The monks have stated that they will not leave. Our government is supporting this criminal, who has also bombed and killed 1000’s of people in the Donbass, who refuse to go along with his government, which was imposed on Ukraine by the West. They are attempting the same thing in Georgia now,” quoted an American priest of the Russian Orthodox Church, who supplied this video.

Posted on: Mar 14 11:16

The House floor approved a bill on a 62-1 vote to make it a fourth degree felony to intimidate election workers such as poll workers and county clerks and other election employees.

The bill would expand the state’s election code to include the penalties.

There was no debate on the bill.

Posted on: Mar 14 11:14
Forbes magazine, the once conservative publication that has since turned hard left shows that the leftward mentality affects their picks as well.
By: orraz
Posted on: Mar 14 11:13
According to a recent report, the U.S. government, through the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Agency for International Development, may have made duplicate payments involving tens of millions of dollars for high-risk research in Wuhan, China prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By: orraz
Posted on: Mar 14 11:12