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 March 19, 2023  Posted by at 9:33 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

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Donald Trump Says He Will Be Arrested Tuesday (NYP)
Arrest Would Deliver Trump 2024 Election In ‘Landslide’ – Elon Musk (RT)
Get Ready For Manhattan DA’s Made-for-TV Trump Prosecution (Turley)
George Soros A Major Force Behind Trump’s Prosecution and Imminent Arrest (TP)
Hillary Clinton Quietly Settled Campaign Finance Violation Last Year (PM)
Obama, Hillary Settled Nearly $500,000 In Campaign Finance Fines (DCE)
Watchdog Group Launches Investigation Into Biden’s ‘Woke Army’ (ET)
Putin Makes Surprise Visit To Donbass, Mariupol (RT)
Ukrainian Troops Use 19th-Century Arms To Defend Bakhmut – The Telegraph (RT)
Russia Responds To Denmark’s Nord Stream Probe Refusal (RT)
The Perfect Solution to the Banking Crisis Is to Make a Truly Safe Bank (Mish)
Nearly 200 US banks At Risk Of Repeating SVB Collapse – Study (RT)
UBS Seeks $6 Billion Government Backstop In Credit Suisse Takeover (ZH)
Britons Facing ‘Disastrous Decade’ – Report (RT)
Massie Asks A Reasonable Question (Denninger)








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The US appears at serious risk of becoming ungovernable: “protest, take our nation back!”. But they can’t beat Trump any other way.

Donald Trump Says He Will Be Arrested Tuesday (NYP)

Former President Donald Trump said he expects to be arrested Tuesday in Manhattan — and urged his followers to protest his looming indictment. “THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!,” he thundered in an all caps missive to his followers on Truth Social Saturday morning. He slammed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office as “CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL” in his post. Trump again insisted he had committed no crime, and reminded his followers that Bragg’s campaign had been heavily financed by liberal billionaire George Soros.

Bragg’s looming charges are said to focus on Trump’s payments of hush money to Stormy Daniels, an adult star who claimed she had an affair with Trump in 2016 and received $130,000 in hush money payments from the billionaire to keep her quiet during his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has denied the alleged infidelity. An attorney for Daniels said Wednesday his client had met with Manhattan prosecutors, and that she was prepared to testify in any trial as a witness. Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney and fixer, pleaded guilty in 2018 to federal campaign finance law violations stemming from the payment and was sentenced to three years in prison.

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“The predicted indictment of the former president [..] would be the first of its kind in US history..”

Arrest Would Deliver Trump 2024 Election In ‘Landslide’ – Elon Musk (RT)

If former US President Donald Trump is arrested next week, he will win the 2024 election in a “landslide victory,” Twitter owner Elon Musk tweeted on Saturday in response to a Fox News clip discussing the possibility of the former president being “handcuffed” and processed through the New York City court system. “If this happens, Trump will be re-elected in a landslide victory,” Musk said in the tweet, a reply to a similar – though less emphatic – prediction from Canadian lawyer @thevivafrei. The opinion that this scenario might propel the former reality TV star back into the White House is not an uncommon one, and appears to be shared by Trump himself. He alerted his followers to his impending arrest on Truth Social on Saturday, urging them to “protest, take our nation back!”

His post highlights that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office is discussing security for such an eventuality, perhaps suggesting that the authorities may be wary of the response of Trump’s followers. The predicted indictment of the former president on what are expected to be campaign finance violation charges would be the first of its kind in US history. Even former President Richard Nixon was not prosecuted after he resigned from office following the Watergate scandal. Trump’s lawyer has accused prosecutor Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney, of having “weaponized” the legal system, leveraging a misdemeanor charge that federal prosecutors did not deem worthy of prosecution into a felony. If he is found guilty before November 2024, it could potentially keep him from the White House.

When the FBI staged a nighttime raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida estate last summer, the New York Times expressed concern that the agency’s heavy-handed tactics would galvanize the former president’s base, with the resulting electoral turmoil not only allowing Republicans to seize control of Congress, but handing Trump the 2024 nomination on a silver platter. While Republicans did take back the House of Representatives, the midterms fell short of the partisan rout expected by many on the right, with the Senate remaining in Democratic hands. Although incumbent President Joe Biden’s approval rating hovers near record lows, even among those in his own party, most polls pitting him against Trump have Biden leading by a handful of points. An arrest could easily push Trump over the top, according to Musk and many others.

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“..high on ratings, but short on the law..”

Get Ready For Manhattan DA’s Made-for-TV Trump Prosecution (Turley)

“The moment that we are waiting for, we made it to the finale together” — those familiar words from “America’s Got Talent” — could well be the opening line for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg next week, when he is expected to unveil an indictment of former President Trump. With Trump’s reported announcement that he expects to be arrested on Tuesday, it would be a fitting curtain raiser for a case that has developed more like a television production than a criminal prosecution. Indeed, this indictment was repeatedly rejected only to be brought back by popular demand. Trump faces serious legal threats in the ongoing Mar-a-Lago investigation. But the New York case would be easily dismissed outside of a jurisdiction like New York, where Bragg can count on highly motivated judges and jurors.

Although it may be politically popular, the case is legally pathetic. Bragg is struggling to twist state laws to effectively prosecute a federal case long ago rejected by the Justice Department against Trump over his payment of “hush money” to former stripper Stormy Daniels. In 2018 (yes, that is how long this theory has been around), I wrote how difficult such a federal case would be under existing election laws. Now, six years later, the same theory may be shoehorned into a state claim. It is extremely difficult to show that paying money to cover up an embarrassing affair was done for election purposes as opposed to an array of obvious other reasons, from protecting a celebrity’s reputation to preserving a marriage. That was demonstrated by the failed federal prosecution of former presidential candidate John Edwards on a much stronger charge of using campaign funds to cover up an affair.

In this case, Trump reportedly paid Daniels $130,000 in the fall of 2016 to cut off or at least reduce any public scandal. The Southern District of New York’s U.S. Attorney’s office had no love lost for Trump, pursuing him and his associates in myriad investigations, but it ultimately rejected a prosecution based on the election law violations. It was not alone: The Federal Election Commission (FEC) chair also expressed doubts about the theory. Prosecutors working under Bragg’s predecessor, Cyrus Vance Jr., also reportedly rejected the viability of using a New York law to effectively charge a federal offense.

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“..Bragg upgraded the charges from a misdemeanor class, which stands in sharp contrast to the prosecutor’s history of reducing charges in the majority of his cases..”

George Soros A Major Force Behind Trump’s Prosecution and Imminent Arrest (TP)

President Donald Trump reacted to the news of his imminent arrest in New York by pointing out that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office’s “leader is funded by George Soros.” Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg, whom Donald Trump is referring to in his post, was elected in November 2021 with indirect backing from left-wing billionaire George Soros, who gave $1 million to the Color of Change PAC, which spent it to elect Bragg. The Color of Change PAC is a radical activist group that describes itself as “the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.” [..] Now, Bragg has an opportunity to become infamous in U.S. history for charging former President Donald Trump. The Soros connection was brought up by popular tweeter Catturd, who provoked a response from Twitter owner Elon Musk.

Bragg is allegedly preparing to indict the GOP presidential candidate “for alleged hush money payments Trump made as a presidential candidate in 2016” to pornstar Stormy Daniels, as Fox News reported. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has come to the defense of Donald Trump amid reports of a potential indictment by the Manhattan D.A. “Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump,” McCarthy said on Twitter. The House Speaker said, “I’m directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions.” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is expected to bring felony charges against Trump next week related to payments made in 2016 to settle rumors of an extramarital affair. Bragg upgraded the charges from a misdemeanor class, which stands in sharp contrast to the prosecutor’s history of reducing charges in the majority of his cases.

Since taking office last year, DA Bragg has downgraded approximately 52 percent of all cases brought before his office. Many of these cases involved reducing felony charges to misdemeanors. Under Bragg’s predecessor, less than 40 percent of cases were downgraded. The expected Trump arrests would come after a failed Russia collusion investigation, two dead-end impeachments, a Special Counsel investigation into Trump’s “classified documents” that appears to be neutered by Biden’s worse classified documents scandal, and a January 6 investigation that has led to no substantive evidence that Donald Trump called for an “insurrection.” This is apparently the ‘hail Mary’ play the corrupt Democratic Party is calling for to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.

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“..Clinton was given a $113,000 fine, Trump is looking at the possibility of handcuffs, for the same charges..”

Hillary Clinton Quietly Settled Campaign Finance Violation Last Year (PM)

In 2022, Hillary Clinton was fined by the Federal Election Commission after an investigation showed that she and the DNC “misreported payments made to a law firm during the 2016 campaign to obscure the spending,” the AP reported last year. The lawfirm was Perkins Coie, which hired research firm Fusion GPS, which then fabricated evidence, compiled in the Steele Dossier, which was later used by Congress to impeach Donald Trump. The Clinton campaign classed these expenses paid to Perkins Coie for opposition research as “legal services,” and for that misrepresentation, Clinton was made to pay a fine of $113,000. Donald Trump is facing potential felony indictment over recording payments made to his attorney, which were then paid out to porn-star Stormy Daniels in alleged hush money, as legal fees.

Clinton was given a $113,000 fine, Trump is looking at the possibility of handcuffs, for the same charges—mischaracterizing payments to lawyers as legal fees when those lawyers were passing on the money for another purpose. Only Trump sought to keep quiet a relationship he did not want made public, while Clinton and her campaign paid for the creation of false information that was then used in an attempt to unseat the president from the White House. New York City DA Alvin Bragg, who invited Trump to testify before a grand jury, which is an indication of a forthcoming indictment, is elevating the misdemeanor charge of false reporting to a felony by seeking to prove that Trump intended to commit a second crime, likely election fraud. Clinton paid for the creation of a false dossier with the intent to spread that literal disinformation to the public and thereby influence the electorate against Trump. For this, she was issued a fine.

“By intentionally obscuring their payments through Perkins Coie and failing to publicly disclose the true purpose of those payments,” the campaign and DNC “were able to avoid publicly reporting on their statutorily required FEC disclosure forms the fact that they were paying Fusion GPS to perform opposition research on Trump with the intent of influencing the outcome of the 2016 presidential election,” the initial complaint said, per the AP. Clinton and the DNC said the payments were legal fees, but settled for the fines anyway. Clinton paid a civil penalty fine of $8,000, while the DNC paid the remaining $105,000. Depsite lenghty attempts by the FBI to corroborate the reports, the Steele Dossier “has been largely discredited since its publication, with core aspects of the material exposed as unsupported and unproven rumors.”

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”..In 2013, Obama’s 2008 campaign was fined one of the largest fines in presidential campaign history with a $375,000 fine..”

Obama, Hillary Settled Nearly $500,000 In Campaign Finance Fines (DCE)

Both former President Barack Obama and two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were fined a collective total of $488,000 for campaign finance violations and didn’t face indictment or arrest unlike 45th President and leading 2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump. In 2013, Obama’s 2008 campaign was fined one of the largest fines in presidential campaign history with a $375,000 fine from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for campaign reporting violations. In 2022, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) settled an FEC investigation into whether they violated campaign finance laws by paying a $113,000 Steele dossier fine.

Despite adult film “star” Stormy Daniels being ordered to pay Trump $300,000 for losing a defamation case against him, Far-left Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) is attempting to bring charges against Trump over a $130,000 payment made by his former lawyer and now convicted liar, Michael Cohen, to Daniels. This will likely backfire for the far-left Manhattan DA and result in skyrocketing fundraising and poll numbers for Trump. In August, when the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) conducted a raid on Mar-A-Lago, his home in Palm Beach, Florida, contributions to Trump’s political action committee skyrocketed over one million dollars in two days.

[..] As Trump continues to crush all potential Republican and Democrat challengers in polls for the 2024 presidential election, it’s no coincidence the Department of Justice (DOJ), far-left courts, the radical left, and more are and have targeted President Trump for the past six years and have only exonerated him time after time.

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“Executive Order Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government.”

Watchdog Group Launches Investigation Into Biden’s ‘Woke Army’ (ET)

The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is launching an investigation into a recent executive order the group called an “unprecedented scheme” they believe violates the democratic process. In a press release, FGA said they are “sounding the alarm” on the “‘woke army’ being assembled inside the federal government,” through Executive Order 14091 (EO), titled “Executive Order Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government.” FGA announced that their investigation will include filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests targeting the 23 agencies addressed in the Equity EO, including the Departments of State, Justice, Defense, Labor, Transportation, Social Security, Education, and Health and Human Services.

The group will share the information they gather with Congress, the states, and the American people, according to their press release. FGA asserted that the plan (pdf) was developed by a left-wing activist group, and said it was “designed to circumvent the normal, democratic process and instead force their ideology onto Americans.” Tarren Bragdon, FGA President and CEO said of the executive order, “These equity teams are a Trojan horse planted in the heart of every federal agency to fundamentally change decision-making across the bureaucracy. Their goal is to continuously and permanently embed Left-wing ideology into every agency action.

“We cannot allow this new ‘woke army’ to force un-American philosophy into all corners of our federal government. They will degrade our nation’s capabilities and effectiveness, while undermining our liberty and security.” “We’ve seen the economic devastation over the first two years of the Biden presidency. If radical ideology is ingrained into every policy and regulatory decision at all agencies, the impact on the American people and economy will be widespread, devastating, and impossible to reverse,” Bragdon added. Bragdon referenced part of Section 2 of the order, which outlines the requirement that agency heads across the administration ensure they place an “Agency Equity Team” within their agencies to “coordinate the implementation of equity initiatives,” in order to deliver “equitable outcomes” to the American people.

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And Crimea.

Putin Makes Surprise Visit To Donbass, Mariupol (RT)

Following his surprise visit to Crimea on Saturday, President Vladimir Putin made an unannounced “working trip” to Mariupol, an Azov Sea port city which was liberated by Russian forces last spring amid the military operation in Ukraine, and joined Russia as part of the Donetsk People’s Republic following a referendum in September. Putin arrived in Mariupol by helicopter, accompanied by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin, multiple news agencies including TASS and RIA Novosti reported on Sunday morning, citing the Kremlin’s press service. The president visited several districts of the city to inspect the progress of restoration efforts, including the construction of “new residential districts, social and educational facilities, housing and communal services infrastructure, medical institutions.” He also toured the “coastline in the area of the yacht club, theater,” as well as other “memorable places” in the city.

Putin also got behind the wheels of a car and drove through the streets of Mariupol to inspect the facilities, while taking time to speak with residents. On Saturday, Putin was in Crimea to mark the ninth anniversary of the peninsula’s reunification with Russia. Mariupol was liberated by Russian forces last spring amid the military operation in Ukraine. It has become one of the symbols of Russia’s military campaign, and victory in this city has arguably been the main triumph so far. In September, the Donetsk People’s Republic, which includes Mariupol, along with the Lugansk People’s Republic, as well as Zaporozhye and Kherson Regions, officially joined the Russian Federation after holding referendums. Crimea overwhelmingly voted to join Russia in a referendum after the Western-backed coup in Kiev in 2014.

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“Maxims were used by British colonial forces in Africa and by Imperial Russian forces in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905..”

Ukrainian Troops Use 19th-Century Arms To Defend Bakhmut – The Telegraph (RT)

Ukrainian forces defending the Donbass town of Artyomovsk, also known as Bakhmut, are relying on Victorian-era Maxim guns, the Telegraph reported on Friday. Despite receiving tens of billions of dollars worth of US and NATO aid, Kiev is reportedly struggling with shortages of arms and ammunition. “I have seen Maxim machine guns in stationary positions many times,” a Ukrainian soldier told the British newspaper. “Despite their age, it is a rather formidable weapon. The main thing is not to forget to add some water.” Invented by Hiram Stevens Maxim in 1884, the Maxim gun was the first fully automatic machine gun in the world. Firing a still-respectable 600 rounds per minute, the gun relies on a heavy water jacket around its barrel to prevent overheating. Sitting on iron wheels and weighing around 30 kilos before adding water or ammunition belts, it takes a crew of four people to operate.

Maxims were used by British colonial forces in Africa and by Imperial Russian forces in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. It was already considered obsolete by the First World War, with British forces using the lighter Vickers machine gun in its stead. Sitting in Ukrainian armories since the country was a part of the Russian Empire, Maxims have been used on the frontline in Donbass since last year. While Ukrainian troops told the Telegraph that the Maxim is “a fairly effective weapon in capable hands,”some of Kiev’s servicemen have complained that they haven’t received newer gear. “The Russians have artillery, armored vehicles, and their forces are five to six times greater than ours,” a sergeant near Severodonetsk told Radio France Internationale last July.

“We only had machine guns and RPGs from 1986. A Degtyarov machine gun from 1943. And the Maxim machine gun from 1933.” The US alone has sent Ukraine more than $37 billion worth of weapons and ammunition since Russia’s military operation began last February. With Western stockpiles dwindling, however, American advisers are instructing Ukrainian forces to conserve their ammoif they hope to mount a counteroffensive this spring. Western military officials have also advised Zelensky against hanging on to Artyomovsk, which is nearly encircled by Russian forces at present. Kiev keeps casualty figures under wraps, but US officials believe that “upwards of 100,000 Ukrainian forces” have died since last February, with “many of these losses” taking place in the city, according to a Politico report earlier this week.

Although US officials have written off Artyomovsk as strategically insignificant, it is a vital logistics hub for the Ukrainian military. Control of the town would clear a path for Russian forces to push on towards Kramatorsk and Slavyansk, which sit along the last in a series of fortified lines built by Ukraine since the onset of its conflict with the Donetsk People’s Republic in 2014.

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“..Zakharova described Denmark’s refusal as a “fraud” and a “total scam.”

Russia Responds To Denmark’s Nord Stream Probe Refusal (RT)

Denmark has never been interested in finding the real culprits behind the explosions that destroyed Russia’s Nord Stream pipelines last September, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has claimed. She noted that Copenhagen had dragged its feet on granting permission for the second leg of the gas conduit and is refusing to cooperate with Moscow now that it has been sabotaged. In a statement released on Saturday, Zakharova suggested that Copenhagen’s long-standing aversion to the Nord Stream project is due to American influence. “Copenhagen, which so ferociously defends US interests in Europe, was in the first place not interested in conducting an investigation that could shed light on” those behind the sabotage, the Russian official wrote.

She pointed out that Denmark has yet to respond in a meaningful way to any of the numerous requests Russian authorities have made about the investigation into the blasts, including one by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin last year. Zakharova also reminded Danish officials that Moscow is the owner of the destroyed gas pipelines. According to the statement, “despite Denmark’s refusal [to participate] in a joint investigation into the sabotage,” Russia will continue to insist on being “given answers to the questions posed earlier.” Zakharova went on to warn that Moscow would not let Copenhagen “sweep the issue under the rug,” adding that only an open international probe that includes Russia would be able to establish the facts and present them in an objective manner.

Appearing on Russia’s Russia 1 TV channel on Thursday, Zakharova described Denmark’s refusal as a “fraud” and a “total scam.” Earlier that day, Danish Foreign Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen ruled out the possibility of Moscow participating in the probe, explaining to journalists that “Denmark, Sweden and Germany all have rule of law and one can have confidence in our investigations.” Russia has accused the three countries of obstruction and asked the UN to initiate an impartial international investigation. The Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines were built under the Baltic Sea to deliver Russian natural gas to Germany and onward to Western Europe. Both conduits were ruptured and made inoperable by explosions near the Danish island of Bornholm in September 2022.

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“We would have a full reserve system, unfortunately one that is not backed by gold, but it would be a huge step in the right direction.”

The Perfect Solution to the Banking Crisis Is to Make a Truly Safe Bank (Mish)

How many times do we have to go down the duration mismatch road with fractional reserve lending and nearly $9 trillion of Fed QE to prove the current banking doesn’t work? Once again, systemic risk morphed into economic stress, bank failures, and then a bailout of the banking system, not just Silicon Valley Bank. If you think only depositors got bailed out, you are mistaken. The Fed put a system backstop on $600 billion in bond losses. And although bank executives will lose their jobs, they cashed out tens of millions of dollars in stock options along the way. Specifically, we need a bank that puts 100% of its assets in overnight treasuries and makes zero loans. The bank would not need any loan officers or many operational personnel for obvious reasons.

There would be no need for FDIC guarantees because there would be zero risk of a run and zero risk of losses. We can still keep the FDIC term in place, but realistically it would not be needed. In essence, we would create a 100% reserve bank. Such a bank might pay one percentage point less than the Fed ‘s overnight rate for safekeeping. If the overnight rate fell below 1 percent, the bank would charge a fee for safekeeping. The bank could also do term deposits at a slight discount to corresponding treasury yields. Depositors would be required to hold assets to term. To prevent runs on existing banks right, we would let every bank participate in this offering. Customers would have a chance to place their deposits into safekeeping accounts at existing banks.

To make loans, I propose banks would have to attract investment money instead of lending money into existence. They would do so by offering higher than market interest rates on term deposits, but those deposits would not be guaranteed. As an added benefit, this setup would end fractional reserve lending. We would have a full reserve system, unfortunately one that is not backed by gold, but it would be a huge step in the right direction. The immediate economic reaction would likely be contractionary, but that seems to be what the Fed wants now anyway to rein in inflation. Alternatively, perhaps we could phase these ideas in over a 10-year period to mitigate risk.

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“..these calculations suggest that recent declines in bank asset values very significantly increased the fragility of the US banking system to uninsured depositor runs..”

Nearly 200 US banks At Risk Of Repeating SVB Collapse – Study (RT)

Nearly 200 American banks face similar risks to those that led to the implosion and bankruptcy of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), according to a paper posted this week to the Social Science Research Network. SVB, a major US lender focused on the tech and startup sectors, was shut down by regulators last week after massive deposit outflows. In the study, four economists from prominent US universities estimated how much market value the assets held by US banks have lost due to recent interest rate hikes. “From March 07, 2022, to March 6, 2023, the federal funds rate rose sharply from 0.08% to 4.57%, and this increase was accompanied by quantitative tightening. As a result, long-dated assets similar to those held on bank balance sheets experienced significant value declines during the same period,” they wrote.

Although higher interest rates can benefit banks by allowing them to lend at a higher rate, many US banks have parked a significant portion of their excess cash in US Treasuries. This was done when interest rates were at near-zero levels. The value of these bonds has now greatly decreased due to the rate hikes – investors can now simply purchase newly issued bonds that offer a higher interest rate. The decline in the banks’ portfolios is unrealized, meaning the value of the securities has declined but the loss is still only ‘on paper’. The problem arises when customers request their deposits back and banks are forced to sell their securities – at a significant loss – in order to pay depositors back. In extreme cases, this can lead to a bank becoming insolvent, or as happened with Silicon Valley Bank, the loss of confidence can trigger a bank run.

The report’s authors looked into how the amount of US lenders’ funding that comes from uninsured deposits: the greater the share, the more susceptible a bank is to a run. For instance, at SVB, where 92.5% of deposits were uninsured, the deposit outflow caused the bank to collapse in a span of only two days. The authors of the study calculated that 186 American banks do not have enough assets to pay all customers if even half of uninsured depositors decide to withdraw their money. “Our calculations suggest these banks are certainly at a potential risk of a run, absent other government intervention or recapitalization… Overall, these calculations suggest that recent declines in bank asset values very significantly increased the fragility of the US banking system to uninsured depositor runs,” the economists concluded, noting that the number of banks at risk could be “significantly” larger if “uninsured deposit withdrawals cause even small fire sales.”

SVB’s failure sent ripples across the entire US banking industry and caused the closure of another lender, Signature Bank. Many other financial institutions have seen their stocks plunge, with the six largest Wall Street banks losing around $165 billion in market capitalization, or some 13% of their combined value. Earlier this week, the ratings agency Moody’s downgraded its outlook for the US banking system from ‘stable’ to ‘negative’, citing the “rapidly deteriorating operating environment.”

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BlackRock denies being involved.

UBS Seeks $6 Billion Government Backstop In Credit Suisse Takeover (ZH)

As negotiations drag on late on Saturday night local time, Bloomberg reports that liabilities at the Credit Suisse investment bank are proving to be a key sticking point in the takeover talks (“UBS is worried about the balance sheet risk associated with the investment bank, which has suffered a string of losses and scandals in recent years”), with Reuters adding that UBS is asking the Swiss government to cover about $6 billion in costs if it were to buy Credit Suisse. The $6 billion in guarantees “would cover the cost of winding down parts of Credit Suisse and potential litigation charges.” There are other snags: one sources cautioned that the talks to resolve the crisis of confidence in Credit Suisse are encountering significant obstacles, and 10,000 jobs may have to be cut if the two banks combine.

Meanwhile, with UBS facing pressure from the Swiss authorities to carry out a takeover of its local rival as soon as possible to get the crisis under control, the FT reported that Switzerland is preparing to use emergency measures to fast-track the deal, the Financial Times reported, citing two people familiar with the situation. The banking sector’s fundamentals are stronger and the global systemic linkages are weaker than during the 2008 global financial crisis, Goldman analyst Lotfi Karoui wrote in a late Friday note to clients. That limits the risk of a “potential vicious circle of counterparty credit losses,” Karoui said. “However, a more forceful policy response is likely needed to bring some stability,” Karoui said. The bank said the lack of clarity on Credit Suisse’s future will pressure the broader European banking sector.

A senior official at China’s central bank said on Saturday that high interest rates in the major developed economies could continue to cause problems for the financial system. Elsewhere, there were multiple reports of interest for Credit Suisse from other rivals. Bloomberg reported that Deutsche Bank was looking at the possibility of buying some of its assets, while U.S. financial giant BlackRock denied a report that it was participating in a rival bid for the bank.

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” We ask them to pay higher taxes, while cutting public services..”

Britons Facing ‘Disastrous Decade’ – Report (RT)

Real wages in the UK will not return to their 2008 level until 2026 despite an easing of inflation, the Resolution Foundation, an independent think tank, reported this week in its analysis of the new budget. According to the report, the country is on track for a “disastrous decade” of stagnant incomes and high taxes, with cuts to public services. The publication highlighted that real wages fell at an annual rate of 3.9% in January, noting that the bigger picture for wages is “one of long-term pay stagnation.” The decrease in household disposable incomes this year and next are the worst in a century, the think tank stressed. “Britain’s economy remains stuck in a deep funk – with people supported into work but getting poorer, and paying more tax but seeing public services cut,”it wrote.

The UK is forecast to have gone through “the biggest energy and inflation shock since the 1970s, while avoiding a recession, with unemployment peaking at just 4.4%,” Resolution Foundation added. According to the study, taxes as a share of GDP are expected to hit 37.7% by the end of the forecast period, representing a 70-year-high and a 4.7% increase since 2019-2020.

The freeze on income tax thresholds since 2022-23 means that typical households will be worse off by £1,110 ($1,337) by 2027-28 when the freeze ends, it noted. Torsten Bell, chief executive of the Resolution Foundation, stated that “Jeremy Hunt’s first budget was a much bigger affair than many expected, combining improvements to the dire economic and fiscal outlook with a significant policy package aimed at boosting longer-term growth in general, and the size of the workforce in particular. “But stepping back, the UK’s underlying challenges remain largely unchanged. We are investing too little and growing too slowly. Our citizens’ living standards are stagnant. We ask them to pay higher taxes, while cutting public services,” he concluded.

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GMOs and vaccines.

Massie Asks A Reasonable Question (Denninger)

Pertaining to GMOs and what we’ve learned about genetically engineering viruses. Should the results of the genetically engineered virus give us concern about genetically modifying seeds/food? The clear answer is yes, for the following reasons: Everyone involved lied about the SARS-CoV2 origins. Ecohealth got caught lying quite early on when DRASTIC was exposed; DARPA turned down their requested program to engineer and test modified coronaviruses in Chinese caves, and among the slams in that refusal was the fact that the population of the nation in question were effectively not being asked for their consent. That Ecohealth arrogated to itself the right to test a genetically-modified organism on someone else’s soil without the informed consent of the people residing there was sufficient grounds to destroy the organization and jail every single person involved. DARPA has no authority to do that, but our DOJ does and didn’t.

The deception did not stop there; Fauci claimed that NIH wasn’t actually funding said research when it was, and we now know he was lying. He didn’t go to jail for that either, did he? That the virus was clearly engineered was known very early on because it contained a patented sequence and, in addition, had another sequence in it that never occurs in nature. The latter is routinely used by virus labs for this exact reason; if you put a virus through some process (e.g. through a cell line) and that sequence comes out the other end you know what you did worked because it can’t occur naturally. That this was present in SARS-CoV2 was known within weeks of its alleged “arrival” in the US. Everyone involved lied about when Covid was first “out” in the population. This was known too.

When it first arrived in Washington State and NY, along with the outbreak in Italy, we knew that the strain in NY was not the same as the one on the west coast; it was instead essentially the same as that in Italy. We also knew at that point from the mutational rate it had to be in the wild no later than roughly the end of September of 2019. I posted on this at the time and we later proved this was correct because analysis of blood donated during the first week of December of 2019 detected antibodies specific to SARS-CoV2 which, at the time (there were no jabs of course) could have only occurred if the person who donated the blood had become previously infected and survived There were plenty of additional lies but those are enough. GMOs are typically engineered so as to provide resistance to herbicides.

Round-up ready seeds, for example, are GMO’d so the plants are not killed by glyphosate where a non-GMO plant is. This allows glyphosate (“RoundUp”) to be used as a pre-emergent and post-emergent weed killer in fields without destroying the crop, and that in turn increases crop yields. However this also means that the seeds then are patented and, because a farmer cannot completely control exactly where everything he puts on a crop ends up it effectively forces all the other farmers around him to buy the same Round-up resistant seeds or risk their crop’s damage or destruction from drift of the spray. I will note that 15 USC Chapter 1 states that it is a criminal felony to attempt to restrain trade or engage in a monopoly practice where market power is implicated.

Effectively forcing the next farmer over to buy your GMO seeds lest his crop be damaged or destroyed when the spraying occurs is pretty-much the description of such felonious conduct, yet it goes on every single day and not one person has gone to prison for it. That right there is enough reason for me to be “concerned”, but what adds to that concern is that there have been repeated claims that these herbicides in particular are “safe.” Are they? We don’t know. The EPA says “no” to cancer risks in particular but on the other hand there are many lawsuits over exposure to it and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Bayer/Monsanto has entered into an $11 billion dollar settlement. Clearly they were concerned they might lose; nobody tosses that sort of money around otherwise.

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    Henri Rousseau The Flamingoes 1907   • Donald Trump Says He Will Be Arrested Tuesday (NYP) • Arrest Would Deliver Trump 2024 Election In ‘Landsli
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle March 19 2023]


    Insurgent planning is a form of planning that occurs when governments
    break the social contract and fail to act in the public good. Developed by
    activists and academics, particularly in the Global South, it involves
    communities and citizens setting their own agendas, implementing their
    own actions, and not waiting for elected representatives, or other
    powerbrokers, to act on their behalf.
    As illustrated in this ‘little book’, insurgent planning is already happening in
    disadvantaged, dispossessed and marginalised communities all over the
    As global systems breakdown and resources dwindle, more and more
    people and places will experience the loss of amenity and basic needs –
    food, water, shelter etc. For those in the affluent, individualised west, we
    must learn to see ourselves in the lives of others – those already dwelling
    in collapse, on the peripheries and in the margins. Not out of fear and
    despair, but because there is much to learn and much to do – there is
    planning and action, even in the most desperate of circumstances, to ease
    the intensifying localised impacts of global collapse.
    Insurgent planning is central to the Planned Collapse (pp.12-13) prioritised
    by Just Collapse – an activist platform dedicated to socio-ecological
    justice in the face of inevitable and irreversible global collapse.

    In this ‘little book’, we have selected examples from mostly urban places –
    of communities experiencing hardship and taking action for basic needs.
    These stories are important in the context of collapse, as over half the
    world’s population now lives in towns and cities. There are also many
    stories of struggles for socio-ecological justice in remote or wild places
    that deserve a ‘little book’ of their own.
    Our examples are taken from academic papers, except for one based on
    personal experience in Tasmania. We acknowledge that our understanding
    of events and the communities involved is partial and that other
    perspectives and insights likely exist. We welcome feedback, ideas, and
    other examples of insurgent planning on our Blog.

    ‘A Little Book of Insurgent Planning’

    Dr. D

    The Arrest sure demonstrates the pointless puppet show. I am not of the opinion this would create a landslide. Mostly nobody cares. That includes Trump supporters because they’re not a cult following a man, but looking to drain the swamp and give a big F you to the right people. If Trump can’t deliver that (and he hasn’t) they’ll go around him.

    However, remember Trump is the Team Mascot and the White Hats zipped him into the furry suit as a show and distraction. They need to take the system down. Everybody does, everybody wants it – what they’re all fighting about is what happens on the other side. Do we BBB the Bugs? Or something else? Do we erase government and at last replace them with corporations as began under Lincoln? Or not?

    In any case, the next move is, they have pulled the pin on detonating the banks. They want and need the whole thing to collapse under the Democrats, and seem to have accomplished that. They timed Joe and Hunter’s releases to the same months. It’s going to get hot. So what’s with the arrest?

    To Democrats, they need to rig 2024 and demonstrate that ALL laws, governments, and people are equally corrupt. Nihilisticly, there are no good guys, no faith. Therefore “abandon hope all ye who enter here” and as “there is no law but power” “Do what you’re told.” That’s the end of anything, everything, the Republic, Democracy, Law, Property, Safety even. But it’s their move, pretty predictable.

    The White Hats move is they need Trump out of the way, in prison when it all happens, like Bolsonaro, their Beta test, so that Trump can’t be blamed for what happens next. “I was in prison! How could I possibly be running the country? Creating a coup? Etc? It was all Joe Biden.” See what I mean?

    So the minute he’s in custody, the balloon goes up, but not in the way even XeroHedge ridiculously suggests. Like J6 saying “Let’s peacefully let our voices be heard” = violent insurrection and national coup without weapons” they say his vague Tweet, “Take our country back” means “go out and riot nationwide if I’m arrested.” WTF? We already showed, idiot: ain’t nobody going to riot for Trump. That’s not their expression, that’s Antifa’s expression as violent Brownshirts who like to burn black neighborhoods. Where do you get this stuff?

    The Balloon isn’t going to go up there, in yummy PR-disaster riots (although they’ll probably stage some for the cameras), it’s going to go up elsewhere, in finishing the takeout of banking, pulling some long-planned exposure in the Spy agencies, Congress, and/or possibly the Supreme Court if/as a final backstop.

    Now it doesn’t matter that “Trump” or rather Trump’s team, actually DID plan this. As we know, the truth means nothing anymore. What matters is, base Democrats and Republicans are both going to point and say “are you nuts? The guy was in YOUR prison, wiretapped with his lawyer like all prisoners on YOUR watch. He was clearly NOT running this only-latest-in-a-series-of-bad-lucks, like finishing the banking collapse. Yuh.”

    Which like FTX, like SVB, STOPS THE BRIBE AND RIG MONEY. They don’t have an organic base, they have 3% loonies and a payoff, an operation. They shut off the money in F-Stan. The money in Ukraine. The money in FTX. Now the money in SVB. Head of operations. Why did SVB go the way it did? Arcana, but there WERE buyers for SVB. There always are. But Yellen STOPPED this merger of SVB, pulled the plug and spooked the market at noon, not even waiting for 5pm to hide it. Why?

    Because to buy/merge it, SHE WOULD HAVE TO OPEN THE BOOKS. Like FTX, everyone would then see that SVB was a fraudulent money-laundering bank with no real operations, funneling money to the DNC donors of Silicon Valley – Alphabet Agency merger. And we just took them out before the election? Huh.

    Died of coincidence.

    How long can the mafia keep bribing/killing people as the noose closes on all their operations and funds? Killin’ people is expensive. That now includes the CIA, who is the funding source for Silicon Valley and always has been. They’ve run out of weapons to black market, all the human trafficking in Ukr is gone as nobody’s left there. Ecuador is recaptured, out of their hands. They’re shrinking everywhere.

    Now when you really go at them, I want Cheeto out of the way.

    Not that this will all go well, it’s messy, it’s a war and they wouldn’t be doing their job if people didn’t get hurt and break things. But I’ll sit here and watch.

    “These equity teams are a Trojan horse planted in the heart of every federal agency to fundamentally change decision-making”

    The USSR had the same thing because they’re all the same people. They were “Party Members” “Political Officers” sitting in on all meetings to “make sure” whatever the party wanted was followed in the production of left-handed spanner nuts. We already did that. They had one such “CIA” Party Official” on the deck of the ship, pointed at the Captain, and said he’d be court martialed if he helped save the soldiers and diplomats in the compound at Benghazi. He had to watch them be murdered instead.

    We only had machine guns and RPGs from 1986. A Degtyarov machine gun from 1943. And the Maxim machine gun from 1933.”

    As we’ve all said: “Gee, that’s odd. It’s almost like all the money isn’t reaching Ukraine and is just circling back to campaign donations in America.” Laundered by FTX and SVB.

    Hey, where’s Mr. SBF? He can’t have gone that far since his coffee-clatch raised one BILLION dollars for his bail, or is that just chicken feed now? For the Stanford-CIA merger?

    What am I saying? There’s a MAFIA. This mafia is moving funds among ITSELF to survive ITSELF, as Mafias do. Mafias that are always, always international, even as the Cosa Nostra. Doesn’t matter if it’s Pfizer circling money back, or Lockheed, or heroin and black-arms sales, it’s all the same cash funds, all the same slush, supporting all the same people. They are defending themselves.

    Okay then, we can see that. But then WHO is pressuring them? I hear there are no White Hats, so why are they having so much trouble? Just amazing bad luck? Same as if it’s the Sopranos, they are taking money in one false business front, reappearing in another false business front, all to pay off and silence Congressmen, Policemen, etc., and buy the kids a new pony. On crack.

    They’re not clever and it’s not complicated. Very simple: You have stuff. I steal stuff. I can’t steal from people who don’t have anything, so I steal from YOU. I don’t care what I have to say or do to make that happen. It’s only words, and it’s better than working.

    Now how do you put your people into witness protection? So they don’t get WHACKD?

    I mean, you might accidentally tie yourself to a tree with an electric cord, forget and leave the gun in the trunk, and shoot yourself 2-3 times. It happens.

    “• Nearly 200 US banks At Risk Of Repeating SVB Collapse – Study (RT)

    Yes, it’s called “raising rates” which is why we said they broke the system and were trapped in 2001. That’s been true but it took longer. Long enough I consider myself wrong about it, in a way.

    The other part is that they borrow short/ lend long, which is a business model issue. This would probably not be allowed without government protection and requirement. They are selling a product they don’t have, in a root-level pyramid scheme. No wonder the government loves it.

    “UBS Seeks $6 Billion Government Backstop In Credit Suisse Takeover (ZH)”

    Okay, that seems modest, but we’re used to hearing numbers in the United States. GDP (fake) of $15T. Swiss GDP is $0.800Trillion. 1/20th? So the $6B is $120B in U.S. terms. Likewise, that is like throwing 200,000 people out of work.

    Neither Chinese nor Russian banks are going down right now. They have cut themselves off because they know Western finance is collapsing and both sides are helping it to.

    taxes as a share of GDP are expected to hit 37.7% by the end of the forecast period, representing a 70-year-high and”

    …And no Health Care. I’m sorry, what did you all pay for all that time now? With the doctors in disarray and being investigated for 10,000 counts of eugenics, clearing those nursing homes?

    “the mutational rate it had to be in the wild no later than roughly the end of September of 2019.”

    Yup, but since everything is a lie, no one is revising their story. If it was released then, then is is also true it leaked from Wuhan lab? Probably not, although I’m happy to keep the spotlight on Fauci and DoD’s completely illegal work there. Wuhan also knew, because after Sept they suddenly and inexplicably took down all their DNA postings about the virus.

    “Workers are doing too well! Call the Fed to shut that down!”

    Wages are the ONLY measure that cause banks to act. They only intervene if the poor get richer. When the rich get richer that’s because they’re smarter, better, and gosh darn it people like them.


    About Trump…This handy page will tell you how to say “squirrel” in 300 different languages!


    In the Empire of Lies, everything is Projection

    If your proxy puppets in Ukronaziland our being exterminated, say the Russian are sustaining catastrophic losses.

    If you blow up an allies critical infrastructure, say it’s someone else.

    If the Biden Bedpan Crime Family is stealing the place blind, arrest Orange Man Bad



    The China vs Empire of Lies derivative chart says it all

    Derivatives are the Real Monster in the economic Jack ‘n a Box

    Derivatives are place holders for corpses.

    Jack got whacked, we put his stunt double in hoping the children won’t notice.



    Elections 2024
    Return of Hillary, Abortions, sex, lying, $$$$$$, missing hunter laptop, Nazi
    • Hillary Clinton Quietly Settled Campaign Finance Violation Last Year (PM)
    • Obama, Hillary Settled Nearly $500,000 In Campaign Finance Fines (DCE)
    Here are Important words, you wont see in MSM about Russia
    • Putin Makes Surprise Visit To Donbass, Mariupol (RT)
    More important words

    Ukrainian Troops Use 19th-Century Arms To Defend Bakhmut – The Telegraph (RT)

    Although US officials have written off Artyomovsk as strategically insignificant, it is a vital logistics hub for the Ukrainian military. Control of the town would clear a path for Russian forces to push on towards Kramatorsk and Slavyansk, which sit along the last in a series of

    fortified lines built by Ukraine since the onset of its conflict with the Donetsk People’s Republic in 2014.
    Reaction …I don’t care. Not my problem. I cant save the world.
    Priority # 1. Put food on the table.

    • Nearly 200 US banks At Risk Of Repeating SVB Collapse – Study (RT)
    • UBS Seeks $6 Billion Government Backstop In Credit Suisse Takeover (ZH)
    • Britons Facing ‘Disastrous Decade’ – Report (RT)
    (Ben there, done that, survived, still here)


    since everyone has a BS theory about the bioweapon here ya go:

    The virus was engineered as a bioweapon with parameters that would allow for controlled and specific mutations. The implementation of the project was assigned to the Air Warfare Command. The plan was innoculation and immunity from infection. Look for US Airforce Air Warfare Command posts and there you will find populations infected with the original strains. The first releases were the proof of concept tests. (Those who look at the mutations and assume natural selection are engaged in wishful thinking.)

    Fauci, Eco Health and the other purported responsible parties are nothing more than compromised patsies. The DOD, DARPA management, whoever they might be, placed bread crumbs along the path to leave the impression of agency and departmental innocence.

    The situation with the bioweapon is just another example of wishful thinking writ large. Those who, simple mindedly, wanted such a weapon were driven solely by their desire to possess such a weapon. Each segment of the US polity has a phalanx of ladder climbers with personal ascension at the core of their being. The yes persons in the DOD armed with intelligence gathered over time knew the yes persons available to move the hoped for bioweapon forward and those who could be easily compromised and used as a shield.

    Those who implemented the immunity by infection desired the bioweapon so intensely finding the appopriate yes persons was all that was needed. The path to success, as witnessed in the culture of the US, is to insure that only yes persons are involved in the venture. One has to assume that the core group had enough sophistication and knowledge to believe they failed due diligence. Yes persons rise because they are yes persons, competency and integrity are anathema to their existence.

    No one involved in the bioweapon fiasco had any competency or integrity. Anyone possesing competency in the field of virology and personal integrity was never a part of the process. Western culture has selected for yes persons since 1054 AD. The line of demarcation between the yes persons and the competent has been the poverty line. Are you at or below the poverty line? Probably not a yes person. Someone has to manage empire and keep their mouth shut.(see Stewart/Summers above)

    Do you think that the reaction of The People’s Republic of China is based on information gathered from the western press? What need would there be to maintain information about the decoy in Wuhan when your worst fears are before you. Do you think, looking at history, the Chinese are moved by the western narrative or the will to survive and prosper?

    All very 19th century – “Make it so”


    Putin makes surprise visit to Mariupol to see how reconstruction is going first hand.

    From what I’ve seen, it’s a rather an amazing rebuild in such a short time.

    He decided to drive around himself to avoid a guided tour.

    During a time after the USSR collapse and he was not getting a paycheck anymore, Putin drove a taxi for awhile in St Petersburg.

    Back in the saddle again.

    Presidementia Pedo Joe couldn’t find his ass from his elbow much less the car keys


    Douglas Macgregor Straight Calls

    The Russians have Destroyed Three [distinct] Ukrainian Armies [so far]

    His sources are telling him the Ukronazis have lost 250K killed, three times that wounded.


    It’s Sunday morning, time for a special treat


    I’m blown away!



    Food stamps are coming again.

    In the west, and NATO, The Ukraine War are emptying the warehouse, and the museums, of everything that can be used to kill and destroy.
    Millions of soldiers are eating the stored food from warehouse before the people get any food.
    Farmers are not producing any food to send to the warehouses.


    Ukrainian farmers will make more money from the collecting and selling of scape metal and destroyed war machines than from planting a crop and selling it..


    News from Mariupol (you won’t hear from MSM)
    In general, on Putin’s visit to Mariupol.
    1. The construction of a four-lane road from Donetsk to Mariupol has been completed.
    2. The restoration and reconstruction of Mariupol is going according to plan. By the end of 2023, the city center should be completed.
    3. Planned demolition of the destroyed high-rise buildings is underway (according to the plan, everything should be demolished by the end of 2023)
    4. The Mariupol Sea Port is being actively restored, the capacities of which are being used to speed up the restoration work.
    5. The work of public transport is being activated, 110 buses have already been launched in the city. The tram will probably run in the summer.
    6. There is an active construction of new residential microdistricts (on the model of those already built).
    7. The restoration of the Mariupol airport is proceeding at a rapid pace. The RF Armed Forces have already begun using it after mine clearance.
    8. Local entrepreneurs are given interest-free loans in a simplified form when new jobs are created.
    9. From 2023, Mariupol will start shipping various products through the port – coal, grain, rolled metal, etc. made in the DNR.
    10. The population of the city continues to increase. Active restoration processes attract people to return to the city.

    In general, Mariupol will obviously repeat the fate of Grozny. Being badly damaged during the fighting, it was quickly restored and reconstructed at the expense of federal transfers for restoration. Mariupol is waiting for the same path.


    Ed Dowd appears on the Unjected Show episode 10

    Fertility bank and Blood bank for Unvaccinated people

    The Unjected Show is gathering steam and supports dating services that cater to the unvaxed.

    The Unvaxed young have the Golden DNA

    Unvaxed DNA will be a commodity in the near future.

    Good as gold.


    On Credit Suisse.

    Bunce’s LinkedIn page says they go by she/her/they pronouns and that they are the Director/Head of Global Markets Technology Core Engineering Strategic Programs at Credit Suisse. – Newsweek

    This guy or gal who appears as a man or woman on different occasions. (No pix, it isn’t funny.)

    Here you can see CS employee reviews, US (for sure these are in part genuine, in part censored /…) it all looks very WOKE.

    one on the front page: over 20 years of experience, not the same place. company constantly in financial distress. became very top heavy. cut loyal employees on the bottom so top execs get their money. stay to get experience then get out…

    Adhering with fanfare (often fake imho) to WOKE stuff is a sign of submission to specific political, corporate, MSM forces who are joined together in hyping, promoting, trivial issues as glorious social advancement that has no relation to reality on the ground, but is brandished as a symbol of adherence. Like a secret handshake, say.

    Embracing WOKE culture is a covert plea to be considered as ‘part of the club’ and obtain advantages such as ‘bail-outs’, recognition and kudos in the Int’l arena, consideration for joining xyz agreements, alliances, groups, with, of course, a steep fee, hard concessions, to be paid.

    Credit Suisse has been in trouble for at least 15 years.The purely financial aspect, is another story, very complex, can’t post about that.




    Mass psychosis, totalitarianism, the delusions of the power-hungry and imposition of policies via the creation of fear:


    It has been interesting observing covid rip through my family once again.

    About 30 months ago, my sisters’s family contracted Covid, and all members fell ill and recovered. My parents visited them during this, (they were living with my family at the time,) my mother fell ill, my father “felt tired,” for a couple of days. My spouse and I contracted Covid from my parents; my teen children did not fall sick. None of us received the Covid vax. About 18 months ago, two of my teen children contracted Covid, the third did not. In the past two months, it looks like all members of my sisters family fell ill with Covid again; a month ago my parents contracted Covid again — this time my father really got sick (fever), and this time my sister’s family did not infect my parents, and my parents did not infect my household — each household contracted the illness from the community. Neither my sister’s family nor my parents tested themselves for Covid so, admittedly, calling it Covid is an assumption, however, many had the symptom profile of fever (99.5 to 102 F) and reduced sense of taste and smell for a while afterwards. Just over a week ago my spouse became ill with fever; I followed the next day. I tested positive for Covid. (I am insatiably curious.). Four days later my son who, up until this point had never tested positive for Covid despite living with those sick with Covid on multiple occasions, came down with fever and tested positive for Covid. My daughter felt “unwell” for a few days, and yesterday my second son was feverish. This past Tuesday we went on a vacation with my parents, with the sick teen, but we figured that my parents’ recent illness was likely the same strain of Covid that my son had, so we didn’t worry about it, and , true to form, they did not fall ill, even though they spent 3 nights in their camping trailer with my sick son.

    Recently (about a week ago?) I read a thread of someone who seemed to know what he was talking about stating that the Covid virus has just about figured out how to get around innate immunity. Days later, my son who had not contracted Covid despite living with those who had it, came down with Covid.

    I am not sure what to make of all of this, but …

    1) Covid continues to spread like mad through our communities
    2) The Covid virus mutates rapidly enough to evade “natural immunity” eventually and to cause multiple infections (like “the flu.”)
    3) People who did not originally become sick when exposed to Covid (my father, my son,) are falling ill to the currently circulating Covid strain, suggesting that the current strain overcomes innate immunity.

    I realized a couple of months ago that the so-called decongestant phenylephrine does not work (unless inhaled, apparently,) so I purchased behind-the-counter pseudoephedrine.

    4) Pseudoephedrine actually works as a decongestant, and it is passing bizarre that the public would continue to shell out dollar after dollar for ingested phenylephrine, which doesn’t work. What does that behavior say about humans? How many other areas exist where humans are hoodwinked by advertising? (Too many to enumerate, I suppose.) What other areas are there where *I* have fallen for this type of deception? (THAT is an uncomfortable thought.)


    Brian points out the reality of the conflict once again.


    Milosevic must go!

    Khadafi must go!

    Yanukovtich must go!

    Assad must go!

    Muslim leaders must go!

    Putin must go! …… Putin MUST GO!

    Trump must go!

    All over the world ppl can now see some contradictions.


    The hypocrisy is Craptastic®!

    US Is Buying Russian Oil From Japan


    At a premium so as the jack inflation even higher in the Empire of Lies®

    Marked up Russian oil laundered through Japan, breaking it’s own sanction rules.

    Par for the course, go Duh’merica

    Formerly T-Bear

    To Noirette # 131605,

    You overlooked Saddam Hussein’s pseudo-legalistic execution.
    Now it ls looking like law-fare being less expensive to wage than war-fare taking down:
    Imran Khan of Pakistan and
    Donald J (or something). Trump
    no mere millionaire can afford legal representation without several millions annual income.. All that is needed is a fictitious accusation of something that did not happen and the victim will have either lost their case or their wealth. Lawyers are a dime a dozen, it’s the bullets that are damned expensive.

    those darned kids

    Bank problems
    We see how the USA and Switzerland solved their bank liquidity problems.
    Does the Canadian gov have a similar “bailout mechanism” in place? What? How?


    Liquidity Problems
    USA solution
    EU solution
    Now for the hard problem ….. Ukraine Solution

    Formerly T-Bear

    For the loss of a nail a shoe was lost.

    For the lack of a shoe a horse was lost.

    For the loss of a horse the rider was lost.

    For the loss of the rider a kingdom was lost.


    For the lack of knowledge, understanding was lost.

    For the lack of understanding, economy policy was lost.

    For the lack of economic policy, the banks were lost.

    For the lack of banks, currency was devalued/lost.

    For the lack of currency, all economic activity ceased.

    For the lack of economic activity, people suffered and died.

    For people suffering and dying, revolutions are born.

    For revolutions to be born without a knowledgable midwife, the revolution will not be healthy.

    Unhealthy revolutions make for masters and subjects if not slaves.

    Is that what the preference is?

    If so:

    Few will be masters, most will be subjects, servants or slaves.

    Few will have or need currency, the others will trade their lives for subsistence.

    The few will be tutored, the rest will receive only the education their state requires as will their children and their children’s children.

    Autocracy in its many forms will rule, all others will obey those rules, no exception, no sunset clauses to the rules.

    For lack of effective opposition, this appears to be the drift of the zeitgeist, a living oblivion.


    Modern equipment
    The system was first disclosed by Rosoboronexport in 2001, but little technical detail has been disclosed since then.

    Ranets E – High Power Microwave Directed Energy Weapon
    Ranets E – High Power Microwave Directed Energy Weapon


    Former President Donald Trump said he expects to be arrested Tuesday in Manhattan

    Deep state telling everyone that Trump is the man and that they are not afraid of DeSantis. But why do they not assassinate Trump? What keeps Trump safe? Interesting politics in the USA, but the chances of nationwide protests to support Trump? Zero. The people of the USA – with a few J6 exceptions – take it in the ass and squeal. That is the advantage of massive centralisation, the center of power is too far away from most people for them to be able to protest at the dictator’s door.


    Funded by George Soros … one of (((them))) who cannot be mentioned except in a good light. Amazing how “funded by”, which is another way of saying “owned by”, is an accepted status of a DA. Do the US people not care at all about who is running their country, or do they care but not enough to get off the sofa and miss tomorrow’s episode of breakfast TV? But (((them))) have no influence in the country, that is all a mirage.


    Dr D said

    The White Hats move is they need Trump out of the way, in prison when it all happens, like Bolsonaro, their Beta test, so that Trump can’t be blamed for what happens next. “I was in prison! How could I possibly be running the country? Creating a coup? Etc? It was all Joe Biden.” See what I mean?

    So Soros, the sponsor of woke, is now a white hat? And what happened to Bolsonaro, isn’t he on gardening leave?


    As usual, Styxhexenhammer666, the ex-pat in Holland gives the best overview of Orange Man Arrested

    Calm down, its not what you think


    It doesn’t matter anymore if you are smart or dumb.
    There’s equal outcomes guaranteed beneath somebody’s thumb.

    [So get a job and just be you and drive your colleagues nuts-
    In time you’ll be promoted to the Chief Compliance Putz.]

    This is in response to Latypova’s comment that the “vaccine” program hired people who didn’t have a clue. What a way to avoid whistleblowers!

    My muse has flown. I’m on my own.


    Yes, there are similarities between genetically modified food and the mRNA gene therapies. They rely on understanding life, cells and genetics; modifying natural chemical reactions within cells to produce an outcome that are profitable for corporations. In this century, through fees for service, revolving doors, and NGO/research funding, corporations and regulators have merged.

    The basic premise is that if the modified organism lives and does what the researchers wants it to do, it is safe. The long-term testing for genetically modified corn, soybeans or cotton, is the vegetable oils consumed by Americans. Similarly, half of all Americans were the guinea pigs for mRNA coronavirus gene therapy injections. There was no efficacy data which would have shown that the chimera spike protein produced in human cells does not halt coronavirus transmission. Apparently, there are adverse reactions in roughly one in 10,000 injections and excess deaths associated by the vaccine campaigns but to save corporate money monitoring of the injections were not required. The precautionary principal should have limited injections to the old who are at most risk and have lived most of the lives and would have spent tax money on public health procedures that have been proven to work to make nursing homes, schools and work places safe and to eliminate the virus. But then, the pharmaceutical industry would not have received billions of dollars in government contracts and taxes on the wealthy would have had to be raised to keep the public healthy. Instead, American life expectancy is crashing.

    The current ruling western theology is very simple; profits over human lives.


    Bank problems
    We see how the USA and Switzerland solved their bank liquidity problems.
    Does the Canadian gov have a similar “bailout mechanism” in place? What? How?

    I just heard on TV ….
    All central banks have set up a quick reaction/response team to watch for liquidity problems at their banks


    History shows again and again
    How nature points up the folly of man

    Godzilla !!!

    With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
    He pulls the spitting high-tension wires down

    Helpless people on subway trains
    Scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them

    He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
    As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town

    Oh no, they say he’s got to go
    Go go Godzilla, yeah
    Oh no, there goes Tokyo
    Go go Godzilla, yeah

    History shows again and again
    How nature points up the folly of man


    More than a century of propaganda and mind control has brought us to this point:

    D Benton Smith

    Have you noticed that the Bad Guys seem most gratified when things go completely wrong? It’s almost as though what they consider to be good (or right) is an inversion of what is actually good or right.


    For example, a lie is basically an inversion of truth, much like failure is essentially an inversion of success, death an inversion of life, and so on. You can easily dream up thousands of similar examples.

    So, what if the BASIC error that turns an ordinary functional human being into a monstrously evil idiotic lunatic was that they had “inverted” some extremely fundamental basic premise, such that they thereafter got almost everything exactly backwards?

    What if, for example, they believed that conscious awareness was the product of mysterious material processes, instead of the other way around (i.e. the material world is the product of the consciously aware mind of God). Under those circumstances, wouldn’t it be expected that they would thereafter get pretty much everything else sort of bass ackwards too?

    Just a thought, but intriguing enough to me that I’m going to think about it more deeply and specifically for awhile, and possibly have more to say about it later on.


    Formerly T-Bear, yes, I forgot Saddam! (1) Also, didn’t mention South America.

    The point I was trying to make is that the US – while traditionally murdering, condemning, ‘outside’ forces, ppl – has now turned inwards in a way, an ex-President driven out by rigged / stolen / dodgy election is to be ‘arrested’ for xyz crimes…so to discredit him in some serious way. Bananas anyone?

    Imho ppl in the US do not understand that Biden as president exposed the US to dislike, cynical laughter, ridicule and serious questions about the US Gvmt, all over the world. Any respect for, interest in, US leadership, sank, died down, very quickly.

    Ppl cannot understand, grasp, that the glorious US has a senile Pres. who can’t string two sentences together, and has a son who is “reportedly” a coke addict, a financial corrupted cheat, maybe a pedophile, etc. (I am not saying he is any of these things, but this is the perception.)

    So this is very surprising to many ppl in Europe, as they adored Obama. Specially in France. Obama was the all timeHero.

    1. Saddam effected one of the best land-distributions schemes in the world, with support to farmers, and more. It is one of the reasons he ‘had to go.’

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