According to precious metals and financial expert Bix Weir, when the FTX cryptocurrency exchange imploded, it took with it billions of dollars of investments. It now has more than a million creditors both big and small. Weir says it is the tip of the iceberg in a dying over-indebted system. Weir contends it is orders of magnitude worse than the Lehman Brothers meltdown that caused the Great Recession in 2008. Weir explains, “Does it really matter if we control the House or the Senate or the Presidency? The only thing that will matter, the only thing that will change what is going on is when the ATMs shut off and, all of a sudden, people cannot get money out of the bank. That would change things really fast. I think it will happen. All we need is one highly connected derivative bank to go down, and they all go down. They can bail out a trillion-dollar bank, but they cannot bail out a $2 quadrillion failure, and that is what is coming. The moment that hits is when everybody will say, okay, nobody is getting paid off. . . .We are going to find out in about a month how many counterparties in the FTX debacle will be translated into the derivatives, which is probably 100 times bigger than what happened on FTX. Every one of those people on the FTX ledger was placing derivative bets that were hedging their crypto position. Now, their crypto positions have disappeared. The actual cryptos are no longer there . . .that is what was hedging this transaction. There are two sides to a derivative trade. If one side loses, they double lose. So, we could see a massive, massive fallout from the derivative mess.”
A federal judge on Friday sentenced disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes to more than 11 years in prison for duping investors in the failed startup that promised to revolutionize blood testing but instead made her a symbol of Silicon Valley’s culture of audacious self-promotion.
The sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Edward Davila was shorter than the 15-year penalty requested by federal prosecutors but far tougher than the leniency her legal team sought for the mother of a year-old son with another child on the way.
Holmes, who was CEO throughout the company’s turbulent 15-year history, was convicted in January in the scheme, which revolved around the company’s claims to have developed a medical device that could detect a multitude of diseases and conditions from a few drops of blood. But the technology never worked.
Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX lent out billions of dollars in customer funds to Bankman-Fried’s hedge fund, Alameda Research. Then Alameda gave a $1 billion loan to Bankman-Fried himself and a $543 million loan made to FTX cofounder Nishad Singh.
Karine Jean-Pierre on Friday insisted the Biden White House does not politicize the Justice Department after US Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to investigate whether Trump committed crimes.
A trans athlete, that couldn’t make it anywhere near the podium on the boy’s track team, not only broke a Seattle high school’s 5000-meter girls’ record, but ended up on the winner’s block in a recent competition.
Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake announced Thursday she is pursuing legal action, alleging there was “voter disenfranchisement” in her recent race.
According to Lake, voting machine malfunctions in Maricopa County effectively kept her voter base from being able to participate on election day.
Lake said as much in a video posted to her Twitter, “I wanted to reach out to you to let you know I am still in this fight for you. For two years, I’ve been sounding the alarm about our broken-election system here in Arizona. And this past week has confirmed everything we have been saying” Lake alleged.
The armorer and crew on the ill-fated “Rust” set had issues with “negligent discharges” of firearm props in the week before cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin, a newly released police report says.
The final report, obtained by Deadline on Friday, sheds light on how the New Mexico film set was already allegedly in the throes of chaos before the deadly tragedy unfolded on Oct. 21, 2021.
Reese Price, a key grip on set who witnessed Hutchins’ shooting on the outskirts of Santa Fe, detailed the previous on-set issues to cops in the immediate aftermath.
He told police that an “accidental discharge” involving armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and others had occurred “twice last week all in one day,” according to the report.
“One of the accidental discharges occurred by ‘armorer girl’ who was messing with a gun. The ‘armorer girl’ had the gun pointed down, when it went off accidentally,” the report says.
Paramount Global is reportedly beginning a round of layoffs as well as an executive purge at the highest levels as the advertising market continues to crater, leaving many Hollywood media giants in difficult financial straits.
The parent company of CBS, Pluto TV, the Paramount Network, and the legendary Paramount Pictures is expected to shed under 100 workers in both New York and Los Angeles, concentrated largely in the ad sales group, with CBS Studios and Paramount Television Studios employees also affected, sources told Deadline.
In a major shakeup, Paramount has also said goodbye to longtime CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl and senior executive vice president of programming Thom Sherman.
The cost-cutting comes as advertising spending is plummeting across the board as consumers hit hard by Bidenflation are cutting back on their spending as the price of essential goods including groceries and gas continues to skyrocket to record levels. As Breitbart News reported, the fall in ad spending is hammering Hollywood with companies like Warner Bros. Discovery, AMC Networks, and Paramount all feeling the pain.
Democrat mega-donor Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the brainchild behind the now-imploded FTX cryptocurrency money laundering Ponzi scheme, appears to be buying positive coverage about himself in major corporate-controlled media outlets.
One of them is The New York Times, which published a softball damage control puff-piece propaganda article this week framing SBF as some kind of victim in this whole debacle he himself created by scamming investors and funneling their money through Ukraine to fund left-wing politicians like Joe Biden.
The Times puff-piece about SBF is so appallingly cowering and pathetic that many commentators, including Bloomberg op-ed writer Trung Phan tweeted the following about it:
Please use this form to submit SWORN COMPLAINTS regarding a potential violation of Arizona election law. To expedite an investigation as much as possible, please provide as much specific information as you can about the alleged violations, such as the dates and times of events, the people present, and the content of any conversations; this should include the name and contact information for other witnesses who are willing to provide evidence about the alleged violations. Also, please include any documents, photographs, videos, or other evidence that support your allegations.
Am I saying that citizens should use the old CIA motif; “Trust No One” when it comes to our government? Well, what I am saying is that we’ve been getting the runaround on so many things that we’d be fools to trust anything that they say, or anything any politician says sitting up at a podium trying to explain what happened and why. Obviously, they don’t want to tip off the bad guys, but they inadvertently end up treating citizens as if we were the bad guys, just for asking.
Since the evildoers and bad guys already know what happened and because they have infiltrated our government, it turns out that the citizens are the only people who are still dark, and we must be kept there for a reason. Okay, just so you know I’m not speaking in tongues, or haven’t gone off my rocker, perhaps I should give you a real life example. Okay so, certainly.
The was an interesting piece in Government Executive Online News on September 20, 2012 titled; “Report clears attorney general, cites 14 others in Fast and Furious operation,” by Eric Katz. Okay, just by the titled you can understand the gist of the story right.
Russia said Friday it was pursuing a prisoner swap with the US to return imprisoned arms dealer Viktor Bout, dubbed the “Merchant of Death,” in an exchange that would likely include Brittney Griner.
“I would like to hope that the prospect (of swapping Bout) not only remains, but is being strengthened, and that the moment will come when the prospect will turn into a concrete agreement,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Russian state news agency Interfax.
“The Americans are showing some external activity, we are working professionally through a special channel designed for this,” Ryabkov added. “So far, we have not reached a common denominator, but it’s undisputed that Viktor Bout is among those who are being discussed, and we certainly count on a positive result.”
If Republicans eke out a win in the House of Representatives—which now seems likely—GOP leaders have promised to investigate numerous government scandals, including the irredeemably corrupt Federal Bureau of Investigation. One path of inquiry is how the bureau manufactures data to promote the phony narrative that “domestic violent extremists,” i.e., supporters of Donald Trump, pose a security threat to the country.
Whistleblowers recently disclosed how the FBI is “misrepresenting the scale of domestic violent extremism nationwide by categorizing January 6th-related investigations as organic cases stemming from local field offices, instead of all related to one single incident,” according to a report by GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee.
Shortly after the Capitol protest, FBI Director Christopher Wray designated the four-hour disturbance as an act of “domestic terror”; federal prosecutors routinely compare January 6 defendants to terrorists, enabling the government to seek—and receive—extended jail time for misdemeanors convictions and justify indefinite pretrial detention for nonviolent offenders.
During his Senate testimony in March 2021, Wray described members of the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, two groups involved in the events of January 6, as “militia violent extremists.” When Senator Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) asked Wray whether he considered either group a domestic terror organization, the director refused to answer directly, instead insisting “individuals” associated with both groups are “domestic terrorists.”
Those comments alone should be fireable offenses. Set aside Wray’s excuse-making for leftist rioters—in 2020, Wray laughably refused to apply the same label to Antifa, calling it a “movement or an ideology,” not a terror organization—no evidence exists to support Wray’s accusations that the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys mimic terror cells comparable to al Qaeda. Of the nearly two dozen members of both groups now facing charges tied to January 6, only one is accused of using a weapon (a riot shield) and it is alleged he used it to break a window, not harm a person, that afternoon.
Members of the Oath Keepers who drove to Washington to attend the president’s speech left their legally transported weapons at a Virginia hotel rather than violate the city’s strict gun control laws. Worst “militia” ever.
We have no idea if any of these were ballot harvesting and even if we knew, how could you identify what ballots they dropped in and separate them? The point is you can’t! This is meant to show how easy it is to dump ballots in the box that don’t belong to you or your immediate family.
Webmaster addition: This almost seems to be too good to be true. Which is why I show the following two videos from We The People USA Alliance.
This shows someone appearing to tamper with ballots in a storage bin. No problem so far. Now...
Here is the description from the above YouTube page!
After thousands of views of n our video showing the Maricopa County election departments questionable practices with removing documents from a secure shred bin, they have now decided to place a lock on the bin making it actually secure’ish for the first time since we have had a live camera view of the inside. "
Does it make sense that having seen the earlier video, that the staff would not have located and removed that camera before the second video could be made?
I would like this to be true. But we must be on guard for a "poison the well" hoax to discredit anyone who questions the 2022 elections. Absent independent corroboration, I am unable to determine whether these videos are authentic or fake.
Republican candidate Kari Lake is calling for a partial do-over in Arizona’s governor election. It’s the most high-profile dispute yet to emerge in a midterm cycle that handed defeats to Lake and other candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
Lake’s race was called in favor of her Democratic opponent Katie Hobbs on Monday. Hobbs’ victory was narrow: with 98 percent of votes counted on Thursday, she leads Lake by only 17,200 votes, according to NBC News.
While no formal challenge to the election has been made yet, the Lake campaign has pointed to tabulation machines that malfunctioned on Election Day across Maricopa County – where most of Arizona’s population lives – as evidence that Republican voters were disenfranchised.
“Imagine if the tabulators had worked in primarily red districts!” Lake’s campaign tweeted Wednesday, adding that the election had been “irreparably compromised.” “The appropriate thing to do would be to let Maricopa County cast their votes again.”
The White House has accused Congressional Republicans of stoking "long-debunked conspiracy theories" in regards to allegations from House lawmakers that President Biden was actively involved in overseas business dealings with his son Hunter.
"Instead of working with President Biden to address issues important to the American people, like lower costs, congressional Republicans’ top priority is to go after President Biden with politically-motivated attacks chock full of long-debunked conspiracy theories," said White House Counsel office spokesman, Ian Sams.
A similar scenario could be nearing as workers of major freight rail companies have yet to settle on a new contract.
Twelve rail unions representing 115,000 workers must ratify a new contract to prevent an economically devastating strike by early December. If one union disagrees, all other unions must honor the labor action.
The Democrat strategy of using mail-in ballots to vote played a pivotal role in last week’s election results. Pennsylvania Republicans are talking amongst themselves about how to react in the next election. Republicans have two views: get rid of mail-in voting—which seems unlikely with more elected Democrats in power—or learn how Democrats got an avalanche of mail-in votes and employ the same strategy.
The Epoch Times asked the Pennsylvania GOP to discuss the 2022 results and its strategy regarding mail-in ballots in future elections, but it chose not to participate in this story. Pennsylvania Democrats were also asked to comment on their mail-in strategy but did not respond.
In stump speeches and on social media, Pennsylvania Democrats actively encouraged voters to vote by mail in the days before the election. Often supporters would tweet at a candidate that they just mailed in their ballot.
A look at the numbers behind the election show just how much Democrats relied on mail-in voting.
I’ve had this post in the back of my mind for years now. But this week’s mid-terms have brought it to the forefront of my thinking.
There are very few movie experiences I’ve had in my life that rival the first time I watched The Hunger Games. So much of my reaction was due to where I was at the time and how, frankly, shitty my life was then.
It ranks for me right up there with seeing the Death Star blow up (age 10), to being rendered speechless for an hour after watching Full Metal Jacket (age 19) to sobbing uncontrollably for 40 minutes after a midnight showing of Schindler’s List (age 25).
I watched The Hunger Games for the first time while flat on my back broke in late 2012 by myself in the post-midnight dark, metaphorically and physically.
For 2+ hours I sat there in horror clutching a pillow because all I could see was my daughter needing a protector and knowing at that moment I wasn’t that person.
But as raw as my reaction to it was that night, it was the exact thing I needed at that moment to pick myself and keep going.
So, the cynics in the audience can forgive me if they think me an old softy for falling so hard for a piece of what I can honestly look at as thinly-conceived allegory.
The radical left is far from done targeting our children with LGBTQ propaganda.
In the latest news, a Maryland School District targets the school’s youngest and most easily influenced students.
The Blaze reports, “Fox News Digital reported that a Montgomery County Public Schools PowerPoint presentation made several references to a set of activist books designed to teach diversity to students that will be given to classrooms up to fifth grade.”
“The books chosen for distribution seek to undermine the concept of a gender binary at a young age. The books immerse students in the vernacular of LGBT activists and include teaching toddlers and other children words like ‘drag queen’ and ‘intersex.’”
The European (EEA and non-EEA countries) database of suspected drug reaction reports is EudraVigilance, verified by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and they are now reporting 48,817 fatalities, and 5,107,883 injuries following injections of four experimental COVID-19 shots:
From the total of injuries recorded, almost half of them (2,177,286) are serious injuries.
“Seriousness provides information on the suspected undesirable effect; it can be classified as ‘serious’ if it corresponds to a medical occurrence that results in death, is life-threatening, requires inpatient hospitalisation, results in another medically important condition, or prolongation of existing hospitalisation, results in persistent or significant disability or incapacity, or is a congenital anomaly/birth defect.”
A Health Impact News subscriber in Europe ran the reports for each of the four COVID-19 shots we are including here. It is a lot of work to tabulate each reaction with injuries and fatalities, since there is no place on the EudraVigilance system we have found that tabulates all the results.
Since we have started publishing this, others from Europe have also calculated the numbers and confirmed the totals.*
Here is the summary data through November 12, 2022.
The Hague sentenced two Russian nationals and one Ukrainian to life in prison in absentia on Thursday for their alleged roles in the 2014 downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner in the Donbass. Moscow slammed the ruling, accusing the court of violating the principles of impartial justice for the sake of political expediency.
Thursday’s long-awaited Hague ruling on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was a “foregone conclusion,” and the only decision to be expected from the court, given the politicized nature of the trial, and the geopolitical implications at stake, international legal experts, IR analysts and political commentators have told Sputnik.
“The verdict today was a foregone conclusion given the way the investigations were conducted, to exclude Russian testimony and without demanding that the USA share the intelligence from satellites that it said it possessed shortly after the event,” Gilbert Doctorow, an international relations analyst and specialist on Russian affairs, said.
Citing the MH17 incident as a “classic case of ‘false flag’ operations” by Kiev aimed at ramping up Western pressure against Moscow, Doctorow pointed out that unlike this week’s WW3 scare involving a Ukrainian air defense missile falling on Polish territory – which Kiev immediately blamed on Russia but the West surprisingly questioned, the US and its allies did not intervene in MH17 in 2014 to swat down Ukrainian claims.
NATO does not consider the incident with the fallen missile in Poland a deliberate action by Russia, according to Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the US-led military alliance. Based on preliminary data, the incident was most likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile fired in response to Russian shelling. Nonetheless, NATO did not blame Kiev, holding Moscow ultimately liable for the incident, Vedomosti reports.
The West realizes that what happened is an incident that is unavoidable when conducting military operations, Director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations Fyodor Voitolovsky told the newspaper. NATO does not want to escalate, especially considering that, most likely, it was a Ukrainian anti-missile. Throughout the special operation, Russia has done its utmost to avoid direct conflict with the alliance, according to the analyst. The Russian Armed Forces were compelled to act in the presence of NATO intelligence personnel and instructors in Ukraine, and measures to avert escalation were successful.
The Western countries are trying to accuse Russia of non-existent intentions to use nuclear weapons, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in an interview with RTVI on Thursday.
"Regardless of the posture we may take on this issue to explain the obvious things they are trying to accuse us of some non-existent intentions [to use nuclear weapons]. This is just a reflection of the course towards the demonization of Russia," Ryabkov said.
He added that Russia might resort to nuclear weapons only in a limited number of situations. In all others the use of this type of military hardware was ruled out.
The German concern Siemens has sold the entire financial and leasing business in the Russian Federation. This is stated in the quarterly report, which was published on Thursday.
"Siemens sold its entire finance and leasing business in Russia at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022 (July 1 - September 30 - approx.)," the message reads.
Siemens AG is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics and electrical engineering, operating in such areas as computer science and communications, automation and control systems, energy, transport and healthcare. Currently, the company employs about 342 thousand people worldwide, including 114 thousand in Germany.