“The politics of the destruction of the gas-line – whether it’s an act of war or what – but it was a slap in the face of Europe, saying, you know, “if you’re not going to play ball with me in Ukraine,” said the president… “I don’t care if it’s going to be harder for you to keep your people wealthy and warm.” Basically, that’s what he’s done. And that’s the real input of the story.” -- Seymour Hersh

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The sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank was supposed to have been fixed by Sunday afternoon when federal regulators said they would make depositors whole starting Monday.

But early this week, some companies were still left hurrying to make sure they could make this week’s payroll. In biotech—a sector where many startups relied on SVB—some were still finalizing the opening of new checking accounts to pay their employees from; and many of those who tried to move their funds out of their SVB accounts were unable to do so because the bank’s website kept crashing.

Posted on: Mar 15 12:50

Two elderly Florida residents have been arrested by Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents on voter fraud charges.

The agents arrested Ocala resident Donna Prentes Brady on March 13th, and booked her in the Marion County Jail, based on evidence that she voted in both the 2020 New Jersey state primaries and general elections-n person in Marion County and by mail in Sussex County, New Jersey.

Both counts are third-degree felonies.

Posted on: Mar 15 12:45
Posted on: Mar 15 12:41
The White House says Harris will meet with local leaders to discuss reproductive rights during her visit to Des Moines on Thursday — an extension of her nationwide tour following the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade last summer, leaving abortion restrictions to the states.
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Posted on: Mar 15 12:26
Two Boston police officers are out of the job in an apparent crackdown on vocal opposition to COVID vaccine mandates and January 6 social media posts.
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Posted on: Mar 15 12:25
Artificial intelligence software development firm OpenAI released GPT-4, its latest AI language model, with a massive array of new capabilities.
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Posted on: Mar 15 12:24
The state of Ohio filed a lawsuit against rail company Norfolk Southern in federal court on Tuesday over the train derailment in East Palestine and subsequent chemical fallout.
Posted on: Mar 15 12:24
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom cheered the federal government’s decision to protect Silicon Valley Bank’s depositors without mentioning that he is one of them.
Posted on: Mar 15 12:22

Over the weekend, the Trump Administration made a strong move to re-establish law and order in the face of violent, far leftist “protests.” The flash point is Portland, aka Antifa central.

Over the past 50 days, Antifa has established ground superiority over Portland. The Trump Administration, no longer willing to tolerate the constant violence and destruction, against the wishes of local authorities, sent the specially trained law enforcement BORTAC- Border Patrol Tactical Unit- to defend areas within Federal jurisdiction.

Not surprisingly, the Democratic Party chose the side of Antifa, claiming what was occurring in Portland were peaceful protests that were winding down, only now to be stoked back up by the President’s actions.

Though laughably brazen, the Democrats’ bizarre claims could not have come as a shock to Americans who had been following as events unfolded. With media allies, the Democrats were asking Americans to trust their voices and those of the media, and not believe their own “lying” eyes.

Did we really not see with our own eyes this hammer attack on a Federal officer?

Posted on: Mar 15 12:17

On Monday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson released his results from a lengthy questionnaire that he sent to each declared and potential Republican candidate both on his show and on his official Twitter account. The Twitter thread garnered millions of views by giving unprecedented insight into how the 2024 GOP field would handle the war in Ukraine and American support of it.

That thread, however, has seemingly disappeared as of Wednesday morning. The disparity was first noticed by Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) Deputy Press Secretary Jeremy Redfern who wrote, “Hey, [Elon Musk]… Why is [Tucker Carlson]’s main account banned from the search results, and why are the answers to his questions about Ukraine being censored?”

Posted on: Mar 15 12:16

Over 9 million AT&T customers have been notified of a data breach exposing their data shared with the company. Those that use its services have likely received an alert detailing the attack. We recommend checking your inbox to see if you’ve gotten the message.

Here’s what you need to know if you’ve been affected.

Is your personal information in jeopardy?

According to AT&T’s data breach notification, the problem began when a third-party marketing vendor was attacked by hackers earlier this year. Fortunately, much of the data procured through the breach appears only to include customers’ business with AT&T. 

Data in the breach includes first names, wireless account numbers, phone numbers and email addresses.

Posted on: Mar 15 12:11

The collapses of Silvergate and Silicon Valley Bank are like icebergs calving off from the Antarctic glacier. The financial analogy to the global warming causing this collapse is the rising temperature of interest rates, which spiked last Thursday and Friday to close at 4.60 percent for the U.S. Treasury’s two-year bonds. Bank depositors meanwhile were still being paid only 0.2 percent on their deposits. That has led to a steady withdrawal of funds from banks – and a corresponding decline in commercial bank balances with the Federal Reserve.

Most media reports reflect a prayer that the bank runs will be localized, as if there is no context or environmental cause. There is general embarrassment to explain how the breakup of banks that is now gaining momentum is the result of the way that the Obama Administration bailed out the banks in 2009. Fifteen years of Quantitative Easing has re-inflated prices for packaged bank mortgages – and with them, housing prices, stock and bond prices.

The Fed’s $9 trillion of QE (not counted as part of the budget deficit) fueled an asset-price inflation that made trillions of dollars for holders of financial assets, with a generous spillover effect for the remaining members of the top Ten Percent. The cost of home ownership soared by capitalizing mortgages at falling interest rates into more highly debt-leveraged property. The U.S. economy experienced the largest bond-market boom in history as interest rates fell below 1 percent. The economy polarized between the creditor positive-net-worth class and the rest of the economy – whose analogy to environmental pollution and global warming was debt pollution.

Posted on: Mar 15 12:05

“We’ve got strong financial institutions…Our markets are the envy of the world. They’re resilient, they’re…innovative, they’re flexible. I think we move very quickly to address situations in this country, and, as I said, our financial institutions are strong.” – Henry Paulson – 3/16/08

The next financial crisis: Why it looks like history may repeat itself Silicon Valley Bank is shut down by regulators in biggest bank failure since global financial crisis

“I have full confidence in banking regulators to take appropriate actions in response and noted that the banking system remains resilient and regulators have effective tools to address this type of event. Let me be clear that during the financial crisis, there were investors and owners of systemic large banks that were bailed out . . . and the reforms that have been put in place means we are not going to do that again.” – Janet Yellen – 3/12/23

With the recent implosion of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, the largest bank failures since 2008, I had an overwhelming feeling of deja vu. I wrote the article Is the U.S. Banking System Safe on August 3, 2008 for the Seeking Alpha website, one month before the collapse of the global financial system. It was this article, among others, that caught the attention of documentary filmmaker Steve Bannon and convinced him he needed my perspective on the financial crisis for his film Generation Zero. Of course he was pretty unknown in 2009 (not so much anymore) , and I continue to be unknown in 2023.


The quotes above by the lying deceitful Wall Street controlled Treasury Secretaries are exactly 15 years apart, but are exactly the same. Their sole job is to keep the confidence game going and to protect their real constituents – the Wall Street bankers. And just as they did fifteen years ago, the powers that be once again used taxpayer funds to bailout reckless bankers. Two hours before the only solution the Feds know – print money and shovel it to the bankers – Michael Burry explained exactly what was about to happen.

Posted on: Mar 15 12:04
Moody’s Investors Service, one of the three prime rating services, downgraded its rating of the entire banking system from stable to negative in response to the SVB banking crisis.
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Posted on: Mar 15 11:19
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) suggested that the Biden administration needed to start shooting down Russian military aircraft after a Russian-provoked incident on Tuesday led to the destruction of a U.S. military drone over international waters.
By: orraz
Posted on: Mar 15 11:18
TikTok could separate from ByteDance, the Chinese technology firm which controls the exceedingly popular social media platform, in an effort to ease American lawmakers’ concerns about national security risks and data privacy.
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Posted on: Mar 15 11:17
My recent call to eradicate transgenderism from public life has elicited shrieks and lies at every level of the liberal establishment, from activist organizations and the press — but I repeat myself — all the way up to the White House.
Posted on: Mar 15 11:16
A Massachusetts high school boy competed with the girls’ track and field team and helped them win the state’s indoor track and field championship in February in yet another example of males competing against females due to transgender identity.
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Posted on: Mar 15 11:16
Law enforcement officials were forced to kill a zebra in Ohio on Sunday after it nearly tore a man’s arm off on his rural property.
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Posted on: Mar 15 11:15
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. joined talk show host Jimmy Dore recently to discuss the US involvement with bioweapons programs, Dr. Fauci’s funding of coronavirus gain-of-function research and the Anthrax scare in 2001.
By: orraz
Posted on: Mar 15 11:14
Several weeks ago, the left started talking about banning gas stoves. Then the public noticed and objected and we were all told that this was just another supposed conspiracy theory.
Posted on: Mar 15 11:13
Don’t be confused. The alleged “collision” between a Russian SU-27 jet fighter and a U.S. Air Force MQ9 Reaper drone was not an accident. Russia was sending an unmistakable message to Washington and its NATO allies — Russian patience with NATO arming and prolonging the war in Ukraine is waning and Russia is prepared to act against targets that enable attacks on Russian forces in Ukraine.
Posted on: Mar 15 11:11

The markets for the world’s safest and most liquid assets, the government bonds issued by the U.S. and other rich countries, are coming under immense stress on Wednesday following a week of worries about the health of global banks

Liquidity, the capacity to trade quickly at quoted prices, has fallen sharply in two of the keystone markets, those for U.S. Treasurys and German bunds, traders said. Difficulties in trading are now spreading to many other markets, including those for derivatives that firms and traders use to lock in prices and hedge risks weeks and months ahead of time, such as options, futures and swaps. 

Posted on: Mar 15 11:11

Signature Bank chairman Scott Shay co-hosted a “Know Your Pronouns” company seminar last October, where employees were lectured on how to properly use pronouns such as “Ze” and “Hir.”

Video of the seminar, uploaded to Signature Bank’s YouTube page in December, made the rounds on social media over the weekend after regulators took control of the bank on Sunday.

Shay delivered the seminar alongside Finn Brigham, a Manhattan-based corporate consulate on gender issues who was described as a “genderqueer trans masculine person” during the symposium, according to the New York Post.

Posted on: Mar 15 11:10

As the failure of Silicon Valley Bank continues to send ripples through the financial sector, many are taking a deeper look into the people that were running the bank, as well as their policies.

It is difficult to determine the exact implications that SVB’s left-leaning policies and political affiliations have had on its failure, as there are likely a variety of factors that contributed to the bank’s financial troubles. However, some have criticized SVB for prioritizing political alignment over financial stability, and for potentially lending money to companies based on their political ideologies rather than their business prospects.

According to OpenSecrets.com, a nonpartisan, independent, and nonprofit research group that specializes in tracking the influence of money in American politics, seven of the top eight donors were members of the Democrat Party, including none other than Chuck Schumer.

Posted on: Mar 15 11:09

Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom cheered on the Biden administration as they announced a massive bailout for the seized Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), while failing to mention that he and three of his private companies are customers there.

"The Biden Administration has acted swiftly and decisively to protect the American economy and strengthen public confidence in our banking system," Newsom said in a Sunday statement after the White House announced that day that SVB "depositors will have access to all of their money starting Monday, March 13."

Posted on: Mar 15 11:07

Netanyahu is said to have instructed several government ministers they were not allowed to take meetings in the White House until he had received a formal invitation there himself, amid a months-long snub by President Joe Biden.

Netanyahu issued the directive after receiving requests from ministers who were planning to travel to Washington, DC, Israel’s Channel 12 News reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, government members who were already on a visit to D.C. have been barred from meeting with Biden administration officials, with the exception of Minister of Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer, who still maintains strong ties with the U.S. from his former role as Israel’s ambassador to the U.S.

Right-wing Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich was rebuffed by U.S. officials on a recent trip over remarks calling to “wipe out” the Palestinian village of Huwara, the site of a terror attack in which two Israeli brothers were killed.

Posted on: Mar 15 11:05

Joe Biden has a long record of supporting gun control measures, including restrictions on assault weapons. On Tuesday, he again called for the banning of assault weapons.

Biden said, “I’m determined, once again, to ban assault weapons in high-capacity magazines. I led that fight to ban them in 1994. The ten years that law was in place, mass shootings went down.”

The Biden gun law of 1994 he’s referring to was controversial at the time, with advocates of gun rights arguing that it infringed on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

Webmaster addition: Things are coming apart. The government is afraid of an awakened American people are are rushing to disarm us all!

Posted on: Mar 15 11:03

The Justice Department is not disclosing to the public or Congress links between President Biden’s son Hunter and brother James and a corrupt Chinese government agent who doled out millions of dollars in bribes. It has scrubbed the connections from court documents and is suggesting it doesn’t have evidence clearly in its possession. 
In addition, the department appears to be trying to silence another disreputable partner from coming forward to tell what he knows about the Bidens' Chinese connection. 
In 2016, FBI counterespionage agents began collecting voluminous evidence against Chinese national Chi Ping “Patrick” Ho, who was suspected of paying off officials and their families around the world in exchange for oil rights for a China-based energy conglomerate he represented which has ties to Chinese military intelligence.   

Posted on: Mar 15 11:02