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"I never vote. It only seems to encourage the bastards!" -- Michael Rivero
Russia is accelerating its exports of diesel to Saudi Arabia by both direct shipments and ship-to-ship transfers, Reuters reported on Friday, quoting trade sources and shipping data from Refinitiv.
Using STS loadings, Russia is shortening the routes for tankers headed to Africa and Asia after Moscow is now banned from exporting fuels to the EU.
Two cargoes of diesel loaded in the Primorsk port on the Baltic Sea in Russia have been transferred on another tanker heading to Saudi Arabia’s port of Ras Tanura, per shipping data from Refinitiv cited by Reuters. The data also showed that another cargo loaded from the Black Sea port of Tuapse used ship-to-ship loading to another tanker that had already discharged the fuel at the Jizan port in Saudi Arabia. Both STS loadings took place near the Greek port of Kalamata, according to Refinitiv’s data.
The Covid Origins Act of 2023, sponsored by Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Mike Braun (R-IN), passed by a vote of 410 to 0, after clearing the Senate by unanimous consent last week.
As lines (real and virtual) full of anxious depositors grew last week outside of Silicon Valley Bank branches around the world, and reassurances of "liquidity" were gushed from the C-Suite, three individuals within the firm were perhaps less troubled than those seeking their hard-earned cash back from the soon-to-be-failed bank.
12 days ago (on Feb 27th), Gregory Becker, the CEO of Silicon Valley Bank, sold $3.6 million worth (11%) of his shares...
Daniel Beck, the CFO, sold 32% (around $600,000) of his holdings...
And finally, CMO Michelle Draper sold 28%...
If AI isn't self-aware of the fact it is nothing but an exploitive tool of the powerful, then it's worthless.
The latest wave of AI tools is generating predictably giddy exaltations. These range from gooey, gloppy technocratic worship of the new gods ("AI will soon walk on water!") to the sloppy wet kisses of manic fandom ("AI cleaned up my code, wrote my paper on quantum physics and cured my sensitive bowel!")
The hype obscures the fundamental reality that all these AI tools are nothing but labor-saving mechanisms that cut costs and boost profits, the same goal the self-serving corporate-dominated system has pursued obsessively since "shareholder value" ("an entity's greatest responsibility lies in the satisfaction of the shareholders") gained supremacy over the economy and society.
This can be summarized as "society exists to maximize the profits of corporations." From this perspective, all the AI tools in the world are developed with one goal: cut labor costs to boost profits. Euphoric fans claim these labor-saving mechanisms will magically transform society to new levels of sticky-sweet wonderfulness, but this "magic" is nothing but hazy opium-den fantasies of profiteering cartels and monopolies doing good by doing well.
Meanwhile, the Central State, a.k.a. The Savior State, is mesmerized by the prospect of new AI tools to control the restive herd. What better use of nifty new AI than to identify who needs a cattle prod to keep them safely in line, or who needs to be sent to Digital Siberia to keep their dissenting voice safely stifled?
You're perfectly free to scream and shout as loudly as you want, here on the empty, trackless tundra of Digital Siberia.
Yesterday afternoon, after the equity market close, USD Coin (USDC) issuer Circle revealed that $3.3 billion of its $40 billion reserves were tied up in now-failed Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).
Specifically, on March 9, Circle initiated a wire transfer to remove its funds from SVB as the FDIC-insured bank was about to shut operations. However, two days later, on March 11, Circle confirmed that the wire transfers were not wholly processed, with $3.3 billion of USDC reserves still with SVB.
“This company is a merchant bank with a deposit base that Wall Street has mistakenly been concerned by,” Cramer said in the clip.
Cramer touted the fact that the bank was “less dependent upon private equity and venture capital offerings.”
He said the stock was the “fourth-worst performer of 2022” though it was worth buying because “being a banker to these immense pools of capital has always been a very good business.”
Folks, this is a big deal. In Congressional testimony (March 8-9) Dr Robert Redfield, who was director of the Centers for Disease Control during the Covid pandemic, told Congress that Dr. Fauci financed the gain-of-function research that made the virus so contagious, that the virus was not natural and was engineered in a lab, and that Fauci excluded him from meetings and decisions because he, Redfield, was disturbed about what was going on.
There is no doubt of Fauci’s guilt, but with Democrats controlling the White House and Senate, Fauci cannot be held accountable. The mass murderer is free while Trump supporters who attended a rally are in prison. This is what Democrat rule means. Americans who vote Democrat vote for a Third Reich regime.
My personal opinion is that the virus was released not accidentally in China but intentionally by Washington. On top of 9/11 as an inside job we have the Covid pandemic as an inside job.
Read this and watch the short segments of testimony.
One of the most well-versed individuals on the subject joined Mike Adams this week on his Health Ranger Report program to discuss the invasion on America through the southern border.
War correspondent Michael Yon, who just came back from the Darien Gap between Columbia and Panama, a major migration route to the United States, revealed to Adams that the American people are undergoing an engineered replacement by the powers that be, who want the new America to be comprised of obedient, third-world slaves.
At the top of the food chain, Yon says, is the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), which he says are joined at the hip like Siamese twins – be sure to watch the full segment below.
Two days earlier, Silvergate, the crypto bank, collapsed. The bank was where most of the big crypto firms went, because traditional banks did not want to do business with them. And that reluctance stemmed from warnings from regulators who consider the crypto industry a risky sector.
The company said on March 8 that it intended "to wind down operations and voluntarily liquidate the bank in an orderly manner and in accordance with applicable regulatory processes."
It added: "In light of recent industry and regulatory developments, Silvergate believes that an orderly wind down of bank operations and a voluntary liquidation of the bank is the best path forward."
"The bank’s wind down and liquidation plan includes full repayment of all deposits. The Company is also considering how best to resolve claims and preserve the residual value of its assets, including its proprietary technology and tax assets."
Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., on Friday introduced legislation that would allow congressional employees to carry legally possessed weapons in self-defense to and from Capitol Hill and safely store them while at work.
The Safe Storage Lockers for House Office Buildings Act would require Capitol Police to install and operate lockers at the entrances of House office buildings where workers could store their weapons.
In Washington, D.C., individuals are allowed by law to carry and use certain weapons for self-defense, including self-defense sprays, stun guns and concealed firearms. However, both D.C. and federal law prohibit individuals from carrying these weapons inside a federal building.
Prominent conservatives throughout politics and media reacted to the sudden closure of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) on Friday. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is already standing firm against bailouts for the bank, and many are pointing to “Bidenflation” as a driver of the implosion.
Gaetz appeared on Steve Bannon’s War Room where Bannon asserted that the closure was “100 percent because of Biden’s policies.”
A majority of voters believe President Joe Biden has a conflict of interest when responding to aggressive actions by China, according to a recent poll.
Of 1,082 respondents, 57.2% believe the Biden family’s personal business interests with China create a conflict of interest for the country when responding to Chinese aggression, according to a Conventions of States Action/ Trafalgar poll released Friday. Going forward, 57.6% of respondents believe the Biden administration should be more aggressive in leading a global coalition to contain China.
“This poll shows that Americans are rightly concerned about China’s aggressive actions towards the U.S. and want to see leadership from President Biden,” Convention of States President Mark Meckler said in a release. “But we are at an alarming and dangerous place when the majority of Americans believe Biden’s hesitations to address the threat from Communist China is the result of jeopardizing his family’s business dealings.”
Drawing attention to the testimony of FBI Director Christopher Wray in his responses to Representative Darin LaHood.
Representative LaHood is leading an internal congressional review of the FISA “702” reauthorization. During the testimony, LaHood waxes philosophically about the importance of FISA-702 targeting as a tool for the FBI while simultaneously outlining how the FBI is weaponizing the tool. At 06:24 of the video below, LaHood goes on to outline the details of the NSA noncompliance report showing how the FBI intentionally targeted him, likely because he is leading the 702 reauthorization group.
The irony here is thick. The FBI illegally uses 702 search queries, and in the example of LaHood, it is demonstrable targeting because the search query was only for his name, so there can be no claim of “inadvertent” search result. Simultaneously, FBI Director Chris Wray states the number of illegal FBI searches of the database is 84% improved year-over-year. In essence, the FBI is saying they are breaking the law 84% fewer times.
Republican Florida Gov. Ron Desantis’ office put out a not safe for work video about some of the pornographic books currently on the shelves of schoolhouses throughout the state.
The Governor’s office called this an “Exposing the Book Ban Hoax” press conference, and they dove right into the fact that many objectionable books are currently in the libraries at public schools in Florida.
DeSantis took about 5 minutes in the video debunking the myth that “Florida has banned books from the classroom.”. Instead, the state has taken complaints from parents about certain books that have been on the shelves in public schools seriously.
Florida has fielded those complaints and has taken appropriate action when necessary. For example, some books complained about include “Gender Queer,” which shows a girl masturbating and performing oral sex on another girl, and “Flamer,” a book about a gay boy who details some of the sexual experiences that he has.
The Daily Caller reports that the video put out by the Governor’s office starts by saying: “This is porn,” and “These books violate Florida standards and curriculum. The hoax from the left is that these books were never in Florida schools.”