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Mellisa Koenig journalist for Daily Mail describes Silicon Valley Bank’s board of directors: Tom King, 63, was appointed to the board in September after previously serving as the CEO of investment banking at Barclay’s. He has had 35 years of experience in investment banking. But he is the only one on the board with a career in the financial industry, while others are a former Obama administration employee, a prolific contributor to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and even a Hillary Clinton mega-donor who prayed at a Shinto shrine when Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election.

Sundance contributor to The Last Refuge: From the words typed into the teleprompter of Joe Biden you hear, “No losses will be borne by the taxpayers. Instead, the money will come from the fees that banks pay into the Deposit Insurance Fund.” Who the hell does Biden think are paying those “fees”? Those fees paid into banks, and then out of banks, from all around the nation are paid by the people using the bank, that’s taxpayers. The United States government does not create a single dollar of revenue. They transfer revenue from people to processes and systems of government.

Dru Kristenev for Canada Free Press: Citizens of this nation are unapologetically telling Congress to allow SVB and other banksters to suffer the consequences of their dodgy financial practices. Let them lick their own wounds. It may even put a crimp in their plans for world domination

Nick Givas reporter for Just the News: Long before its epic collapse, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) was a darling of the left. It allied in cash and manpower with a liberal nonprofit run by California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wife and fully embraced the environmental, social and governance (ESG) platform now being banned in some red states, while celebrating its executives’ involvement in the LGBTQ+ movement.

Ragan Laad contributor to American Thinker: It’s hard to say if Pence a useful idiot for the Democrats or if he was an establishment Republican pretending to be a MAGA Republican.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) admits but doesn’t apologize for her insane Covid directives: “Some of those policies, I look back and think that was maybe a little more than we needed to do.”

Edward Ring contributor to American Greatness: It’s important to expose the hidden agendas and false explanations promoted by Environmentalism, Inc., because it helps everyone realize that mainstream environmentalism has been hijacked and is more focused on resetting the political economy of the world than in protecting the environment.

Sundance contributor to The Last Refuge: When the U.S. activates NGOs in European countries (Moldova, Hungary, Georgia) the media call it “spreading democracy.” However, when the people who live in the country organically rise up in the opposite direction against the government outcomes from the NGO pressure, the media call it “Russian interference.”

Jonathan Turley law professor: In what may constitute the most tone deaf response to an academic scandal in history, Stanford University is advising conservative students involved with the recently cancelled Federalist Society event that they can “reach out” to various resources, including DEI Dean Tirien Steinbach who helped shutdown the event.

Christopher F. Rufo Substack: My operating theory is that, over the past two years, we have won the debate on critical race theory, gender ideology, BLM activism, and DEI bureaucracy. Now we must move from the realm of public opinion to the realm of public policy, which means assembling the analysts, operators, lawyers, and administrators who will eventually be tasked with executing the reform agenda. As one of the summit participants reminded us: “Strategy is for amateurs. Logistics is for professionals.”

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President Donald J. Trump Delivers Remarks on Education in Davenport, IA 3/13/23

President Trump’s policy-filled speech starts at the1:56:02 mark: https://rumble.com/v2c57bm–live-president-donald-j.-trump-delivers-remarks-on-education-in-davenport-.html

Whedon: Trump vows to break up Department of Education, redistribute its functions to states

During the speech, Trump stated that his administration had extensively studied the possibility of breaking up the Department of Education altogether and reallocating its functions to the states, earning raucous applause. “We studied it very closely and I was getting ready to do it, pull the trigger,” he said. “The long-term goal, but now it’s a short-term goal, of breaking up the federal Department of Education and redistributing its functions to the states.”

Read more: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/education/trump-vows-break-department-education-redistribute-its-functions-states

Key: Trump Lawyer Tacopina: Indictment Would Be ‘Weaponizing the Justice System’ to Take Vote Out of the Voters’ Hands

Donald Trump’s lawyer Joe Tacopina said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Beat” that if the former president is indicted in the Manhattan district attorney’s office grand jury investigation of a 2016 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, it is an attempt to weaponize the justice system to take the vote “out of the voters’ hands.” Melber said, “Here is how it was put by the feds, Cohen, with the assistance of corporation one, arranged for the purchase of those stories to suppress them and prevent them from influencing the election. The new reporting is — I want to get the benefit of your response, prosecutors could argue that $130,000 became a donation to Trump’s campaign under the theory the money was silencing Daniels befitting his candidacy.” Melber asked, “Why lie about this and why misidentify the payment if it was legal?”

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2023/03/14/trump-lawyer-tacopina-indictment-would-be-weaponizing-the-justice-system-to-take-vote-out-of-the-voters-hands/

GLOBALISM (GREAT RESET) & TRANSHUMANISM (HUMANS 2.0) ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED

War Room: Joe Allen: “AI coders are talking about what they’re doing in terms of summoning demons.”

Watch the 4:18 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2d5umi-joe-allen-ai-coders-are-talking-about-what-theyre-doing-in-terms-of-summoni.html

CLIMATE EMERGENCY: GLOBALIST POLITICIANS & BIG BUSINESS ACCUMULATE MORE POWER & CONTROL

I & I Editorial Board: The Toxic Intersection Of Climate Alarmism And Communism

Environmentalists, it’s been said, are like watermelons – green on the outside, red on the inside. The term has been around for some time, but it’s just as true as it ever was. Environmentalism has far too much in common with communism. In fact, the parts are so interchangeable that it can be hard to tell the difference. We are reminded of this by the “degrowth” movement. In the words of some of its adherents, degrowth prioritizes “social and ecological well-being instead of corporate profits, over-production and excess consumption. This requires radical redistribution, reduction in the material size of the global economy, and a shift in common values towards care, solidarity and autonomy.” In other words, economic growth has to be reversed to save the planet. Poverty, then, is not only locked in, since the economic pie cannot grow larger, it also begins to spread, dragging those who had escaped it back into its grasp.

Read more: https://issuesinsights.com/2023/03/13/the-toxic-intersection-of-climate-alarmism-and-communism/

Anderson: How Biden’s New Washing Machine Regulations Could Ruin Laundry Day

Manufacturers say government climate change initiative would make your washing cycles longer, clothes dirtier. When Cincinnati firefighter Ed Wallace bought a high efficiency Whirlpool washing machine, he came to regret the decision almost immediately. The machine used less water—not enough to clean Wallace’s work clothes—and his colleagues at the firehouse quickly took notice. “I walked past my guys and they say, ‘Dude, you stink!'” Wallace said. “I smelled myself, and yeah, that’s me stinking.”  Now, President Joe Biden is pushing regulations that could force Wallace’s stinky situation upon millions of Americans. Biden’s Energy Department last month proposed new efficiency standards for washing machines that would require new appliances to use considerably less water, all in an effort to “confront the global climate crisis.”  [ Note: A crisis that does not exist]

Read more: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Ffreebeacon.com%2Fenergy%2Fhow-bidens-new-washing-machine-regulations-could-ruin-laundry-day%2F

Dini: What Species Decline?

This latest debunking of a cherished green scare is further bad news for publicity seeking climate catastrophists  Two independent groups of scientists have destroyed the always improbable claim that vertebrates across the planet have declined by 69 percent since 1970 made by the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London. (1) A group of Canadian biologists has shown that the figure is a statistical freak. They reveal that the estimate is driven by 2.4 percent of wildlife populations, adding, “If these extremely declining populations are excluded, the global trend switches to an increase.”

It is a bedrock climate and ecological scare story repeated endlessly in the mainstream media and broadcast everywhere from UN platforms to school classrooms. Less inspiring might have been the message that 2.4 percent of vertebrate populations are currently doing badly–it’s nature, it happens–but the rest on average are just dandy.   This extinction study is just the latest example of misuse and abuse of the scientific process designed to sow fear of an impending climate apocalypse

Read more: https://canadafreepress.com/article/what-species-decline

Ring: DeSantis, Newsom, and the Algae Apocalypse

It would not be surprising if the final candidates for president in November 2024 were Joe Biden and Donald Trump. But if a younger generation of candidates prevails in their respective primaries, an equally unsurprising outcome would be Gavin Newsom pitted against Ron DeSantis. While purists on both sides may find the California Democrat and the Florida Republican to be far from perfect embodiments of their ideals, a contest between these two governors would nonetheless be a contest between two very different visions for the future of America insofar as they govern two big states that diverge on almost every policy of consequence. The prevailing perception of a hypothetical race between Newsom and DeSantis focuses on cultural issues, with both of them claiming their state is a beacon of freedom. But a comparison of equal consequence could be based on their response to environmental challenges. One of the many tragic outcomes of overhyping the “climate crisis” is that for millions of skeptics, the entire environmentalist movement has lost credibility. In many cases, it is deserved. Organizations that used to have specific and relatively unassailable missions, such as Greenpeace back in the days when their mission was to save endangered whales, have now morphed into politicized caricatures that their founders wouldn’t recognize. The environmentalist movement in the world, and in America in particular, has used the rhetorical bludgeon of an imminent “climate catastrophe” to terrify every child, intimidate every politician, and coopt every major corporation on earth—although, to be fair, monopolistic corporations have easily exploited the climate agenda to blaze a profitable pathway to even more market dominance and captive profits. Meanwhile, genuine environmental threats, lacking the sex appeal of surging seas and flaming forests, are not getting the attention they deserve. Examples of this are plentiful, and California is ground zero.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/03/14/desantis-newsom-and-the-algae-apocalypse/

LAWFARE: A DEMOCRAT PARTY WEAPON

Thies: Left Looks to Local Courts to Change Public Policy Where They Can’t Get Elected

Left-wing activists have targeted local courts as an avenue for achieving their policy goals in areas where they cannot get elected. According to a report from the Alliance for Consumers (AFC), trial lawyers will advance public nuisance claims in order to change public policy. In a letter to Republican governors, AFC Executive Director O.H. Skinner says, “With victories through the legislative process becoming harder to achieve, the progressive left is increasingly looking to an alliance of activists, officials, and trial lawyers to weaponize the judicial system against conservatives and impose key policy priorities by way of public nuisance lawsuits.” Skinner says the goal is to change policy determinations normally left to legislatures through the court system, all while trial lawyers make massive amounts of money that they then pump into the campaigns of left-wing politicians. […]  “Activists have found a way to use the court system as a weapon to force companies and consumers to comply with a progressive worldview without legislative oversight or public scrutiny,” Skinner states.

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/03/14/left-looks-to-local-courts-to-change-public-policy-where-they-cant-get-elected/

THE CORRUPT INTELLIGENCE/ADMINISTRATIVE STATE APPARATUS

Hoekstra: Massive Abuses of Government Power: Urgent Reform Needed of Data Privacy and Collection

  • [T]he NSA’s surveillance network “has the capacity to reach roughly 75% of all U.S. Internet traffic”… the NSA, working with the FBI, engaged in the bulk collection of phone records of U.S. citizens’ phone records. Other programs may allow for data collection from Google, Facebook, YouTube and other platforms. These are the alleged capabilities that have been leaked to the media and government watchdog groups. One can only imagine what the federal government’s more secretive and advanced programs might be capable of collecting.
  • We also must consider data collected by the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and from our constellation of spy satellites.
  • Then there are the other federal security and surveillance agencies such as the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and the Internal Revenue Service, to name but a few.
  • [I]t is time for Congress to fully update the laws surrounding data collection and privacy. This also would give us the ability to see what still works, determine best practices to protect American security and civil liberties, and to end the things that do not — especially those that leave open a backdoor for abuse.
  • [W]e must examine whether the government has deferred to the rights of American citizens, or has utilized perceived openings to expand its reach and power.

Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/19490/data-privacy-collection

Stockman: The Administrative State Strikes Again: Monetary Edition

They have done it again, and in a way that makes a flaming mockery of both honest market economics and the so-called rule of law. In effect, the triumvirate of fools at the Fed, Treasury, and FDIC have essentially guaranteed $9 trillion of uninsured bank deposits with no legislative mandate and no capital to make these sweeping promises good. In the case of the direct bailout of all depositors at SVB and Signature Bank, these closed institutions have now been ridiculously christened on a postmortem basis as “SIFIs” (systematically important financial institutions). That makes them eligible for a hidden backdoor bailout mechanism in the 2009 Dodd-Frank Act, which gave authorities the power to guarantee any and all bank deposits above the standard $250,000 limit. You might say “who knew” our brilliant legislators deemed public guarantees of the deposits of giant hedge funds and Fortune 500 companies, among like and similar “deserving” others, to be an essential “reform” warranted by the lessons of 2008? Then again, we will just note the hideous abuse of language implicit in this weekend’s maneuver.

Read more: https://brownstone.org/articles/the-administrative-state-strikes-again-monetary-edition/

Hoft: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Fauci Has Been in Charge of Developing Bioweapons for Pentagon Since 2002

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. joined talk show host Jimmy Dore recently to discuss the US involvement with bioweapons programs, Dr. Fauci’s funding of coronavirus gain-of-function research and the Anthrax scare in 2001. TGP’s Anthony Scott reported earlier on the Amerithrax attacks and the alleged CIA involvement in the bioweapons attack.   Robert Kennedy, Jr. insists the CIA was involved in the attack. Robert Kennedy then spoke about the bioweapons accident in the US in 2014 that resulted in a federal ban on gain-of-function research in the United States.

Read more/Watch the 2:08 minute clip: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/robert-f-kennedy-jr-fauci-has-been-in-charge-of-developing-bioweapons-for-pentagon-since-2002-video/

Kelly: A ‘Spill’ of FBI Secrets

The FBI agent squirmed on the hot seat. Confronted with messages the Justice Department attempted to conceal, Nicole Miller, one of the lead FBI investigators assigned to the Proud Boys case, was on the verge of admitting that the FBI monitored privileged communications between one defendant and his attorney in 2021. “It appears so,” Miller responded when asked by defense attorney Nicholas Smith on March 8 to confirm she and another agent discussed the content of emails exchanged between Zachary Rehl, one of five Proud Boys currently on trial for seditious conspiracy, and his former lawyer. Smith read aloud one of Miller’s texts: “I need to find other emails, but this one email definitely indicates that they want to go to trial, But don’t freak out, Jason and Luke.”  Smith turned to Miller. “Now, ‘Jason,’ you understand to be referring to the prosecutor in this case, Jason McCullough. Correct?” But jurors never heard an answer. After prosecutors loudly objected, Judge Timothy Kelly abruptly dismissed the jury. He informed jurors that he wanted “to press pause, as we sometimes do when an objection hits,” and reconvene the morning of March 9. But that didn’t happen either.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/03/13/a-spill-of-fbi-secrets/

War Room: Julie Kelly: New Evidence of J6, Intelligence Agencies Had Foreknowledge & Coverup

Watch the 23:23 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2d681e-julie-kelly-new-evidence-of-j6-intelligence-agencies-had-foreknowledge-and-.html

Emmons: Expert witness withdraws from meme maker’s ‘election interference’ trial after SPLC intimidation

Douglass Mackey, aka Ricky Vaughn, is on trial for memes. It’s one meme in particular for which Mackey faces criminal charges, instructing voters casting ballots for the 2016 election to vote via text, which is not actually possible. The trial was meant to begin this week in New York, but Mackey’s attorneys have requested a two-week adjournment after the Southern Poverty Law Center apparently intimidated a witness into withdrawing his testimony. It was after the SPLC contacted an expert witness who was set to testify in the trial, including asking the witness if his employer, the University of Alabama, knew of his plans to testify, that the witness formally withdrew his name from the witness list. […]  The meme that Mackey is on trial for disseminating was directed at Hillary Clinton voters. Other memes, also instructing people to vote for president via text, were distributed by others on social media telling people to cast their vote for Trump via text. But Mackey faces federal charges. The case is, as the New York Times reports, “the first criminal case in the country involving voter suppression through the spread of disinformation on Twitter.” The charge is conspiracy to violate rights, and if convicted Mackey faces 10 years in prison for posting a meme on Twitter.

Read more: https://thepostmillennial.com/expert-witness-withdraws-from-meme-makers-election-interference-trial-after-splc-intimidation

REPUBLICAN U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY

Piper: How The Republican House Can Prevent Medicare Price Controls From Becoming Death Sentences

The Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) drug pricing provisions will severely curtail life-science research. The IRA vests the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services with the power to impose price controls on an ever-expanding list of drugs. The direct result will be that seniors today — as well as future generations of patients — will lose out on access to life-saving cures because those treatments will never be developed. Until the political balance in Washington changes and this deadly folly can be repealed, the name of the game is limiting the damage. That task will fall to the House Republican majority, which can use its oversight authority to prevent Biden administration officials and federal bureaucrats from exercising their worst impulses in implementing this debacle of a policy.

Read more: https://issuesinsights.com/2023/03/14/how-the-republican-house-can-prevent-medicare-price-controls-from-becoming-death-sentences/

Allen: Congressional Oversight Committee Presses Hunter Biden’s Art Dealer for Information

Committee chairman James Comer (R., Ky.) sent another letter Monday to Georges Bergès, the owner of the Georges Bergès Gallery, requesting information related to Biden’s anonymous, high-priced art transactions. Even after four previous requests from Comer’s committee over the last two years, Bergès still refuses to disclose any information on the purchasers of Biden’s art. “Mr. Bergès is completely refusing to cooperate with the committee’s requests. He has chosen to obstruct in an apparent effort to shield Mr. Biden and/or the purchasers of Mr. Biden’s art from congressional oversight,” Comer wrote to Bergès’s lawyer, William Pittard. The committee is demanding transparency as it investigates foreign business dealings of Biden and his father, President Joe Biden. Ethics watchdogs are concerned that Hunter Biden’s art provides a way for foreign buyers and lobbyists to curry favor with the White House.

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/congressional-oversight-committee-presses-hunter-bidens-art-dealer-for-information/

BANKING CRISIS

Prager: When Banks—And Other Institutions—Try to Change the World

The primary concern of the people who ran the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)—the bank that just went bust—was not banking. Nor was it making money for the bank’s shareholders or safeguarding the funds of its depositors. Their primary concern was social activism—LGBTQIA+, DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion), ESG (environmental, social, and governance), and climate change. In fact, for nine months—from April 2022 until only eight weeks ago—SVB in America didn’t even have a chief risk officer (CRO). It did have a CRO for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East; but the woman entrusted with that role, Jay Ersapah, was apparently considerably more interested in left-wing activism than in risk assessment.  The Daily Mail reported that Ersapah—who identifies herself as a “queer person of color”—”organized a host of LGBTQ initiatives including a month-long Pride campaign and implemented ‘safe space’ catch-ups for staff. In a corporate video published just nine months ago, she said she ‘could not be prouder’ to work for SVB serving ‘underrepresented minorities.’”

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/03/14/when-banks-and-other-institutions-try-to-change-the-world/

Goldman: Causing Contagion

Biden’s spending spree and Fed blunders started the bank crisis. […] Bank runs are a classic symptom of excessive central bank tightening. The Biden Administration unleashed the worst inflation since the seventies by throwing $3 trillion of transfer payments at U.S. consumers after the economy had already begun to recover from the COVID recession. Unlike the inflation of the seventies, though, credit expansion was not the culprit—helicopter money and supply constraints were at fault. The Federal Reserve blundered by tightening credit conditions when credit wasn’t the problem.The result was a whipsaw in the valuation of bank balance sheets that eventually took down Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank of New York. The aftershock will be a persistent squeeze on bank lending and tougher credit conditions for U.S. business. The stress will extend to European and Japanese banks, who have to roll over $13 to $14 trillion of liabilities to U.S. banks arising from currency hedges on overseas holdings of U.S. assets.

Read more: https://americanmind.org/salvo/causing-contagion/

Raleigh: Government’s Reckless Monetary And Fiscal Policies Led To Silicon Valley Bank’s Failure

SVB collapsed because it invested too much of its capital in U.S. government-backed bonds, trusting they were safe investments. Then it became a victim of the government’s reckless monetary and fiscal policies.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/03/14/governments-reckless-monetary-and-fiscal-policies-led-to-silicon-valley-banks-failure/

Koenig: REVEALED: Only ONE member of failed SVB’s board had a career in investment banking – and the rest were Obama, Clinton mega-donors who ‘grieved’ when Trump won including one who went to Shinto shrine ‘to pray’

Just one member of Silicon Valley Bank’s board of directors had a career in investment banking, while the others were major Democratic donors, it has been revealed. Tom King, 63, was appointed to the board in September after previously serving as the CEO of investment banking at Barclay’s. He has had 35 years of experience in investment banking. But he is the only one on the board with a career in the financial industry, while others are a former Obama administration employee, a prolific contributor to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and even a Hillary Clinton mega-donor who prayed at a Shinto shrine when Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. The board is now being investigated by federal authorities after it failed to prevent the bank from going under while it was investing clients’ money in risky low-interest government bonds and securities. It has previously been accused of being too focused on woke issues.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11859379/Only-ONE-member-failed-SVBs-board-experience-investment-banking.html

Justice: Silicon Valley Bank Pledged Nearly $74 Million To Black Lives Matter Causes

Slicon Valley Bank might have been able to make good on $74 million promised to customers had it not pledged the money to leftist causes. According to a new database by the conservative Claremont Institute, the collapsed bank donated or pledged to donate nearly $74 million to groups related to the Black Lives Matter movement. Will Hild, the executive director of Consumers’ Research, told The Federalist that SVB’s failure on the heels of its left-wing activism “is yet another indication that SVB was focused on woke virtue signaling instead of protecting their customers’ deposits.”

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/03/14/silicon-valley-bank-pledged-nearly-74-million-to-black-lives-matter-causes/

Smith: Justice Department launches investigation into Silicon Valley Bank execs who cashed out millions in shares before collapse – as first lawsuit class action lawsuit is filed

Ousted CEO Gregory Becker and CFO Daniel Beck both sold their shares two weeks before the bank’s panicked customers made a run for their cash.  Becker cashed out $3.57m of stock in a pre-planned, automated sell-off planned on January 26, while Beck, 50, ditched $575,000. Despite selling his own shares, Becker had been calling clients last week to assure them their funds were safe, once panic began to spread. The Wall Street Journal today cites law enforcement sources who say those transactions will now be the subject of a fraud investigation. The SEC is also investigating the bank for violations.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11859135/Justice-Department-launches-investigation-Silicon-Valley-Bank-execs-cashed-shares.html

Bloomberg: Moody’s Puts First Republic, Five US Banks on Downgrade Watch

Watch the 2:05 minute video: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/moody-puts-first-republic-five-042625345.html

CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY

Martel: Xi Jinping: China Will Be ‘Active’ in Reforming ‘Global Governance’

Genocidal Chinese dictator Xi Jinping vowed in a speech at the conclusion of China’s annual legislative sessions on Monday that the Communist Party would seek a more prominent role on the world stage pursuing the “reform and construction of the global governance system.” China under his third tenure as president – to which he was unanimously “elected” by the National People’s Congress (NPC), the federal-level legislature, last week – Xi said, would work to “create a favorable international environment for our country’s development.”

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2023/03/14/xi-jinping-china-will-be-active-in-reforming-global-governance/

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: RADICAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY

MacGregor: The Gathering Storm

The crisis of American national power has begun. America’s economy is tipping over, and Western financial markets are quietly panicking. Imperiled by rising interest rates, mortgage-backed securities and U.S. Treasuries are losing their value. The market’s proverbial “vibes”—feelings, emotions, beliefs, and psychological penchants—suggest a dark turn is underway inside the American economy. American national power is measured as much by American military capability as by economic potential and performance. The growing realization that American and European military-industrial capacity cannot keep up with Ukrainian demands for ammunition and equipment is an ominous signal to send during a proxy war that Washington insists its Ukrainian surrogate is winning. Russian economy-of-force operations in southern Ukraine appear to have successfully ground down attacking Ukrainian forces with the minimal expenditure of Russian lives and resources. While Russia’s implementation of attrition warfare worked brilliantly, Russia mobilized its reserves of men and equipment to field a force that is several magnitudes larger and significantly more lethal than it was a year ago.

Read more: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/the-gathering-storm/

Mckim: What Would America’s Five General-Presidents Say About The Ukraine War?

The Ukraine war is dragging on with no strategy to end it in sight — it’s exactly the kind of conflict American leaders who have fought and won wars would disapprove of.  […]  Despite the elites’ support for this proxy war, there’s one group in America that is no longer all in: the citizenry. Recent polls show less than half of Americans support the war in Ukraine. Ignoring a propagandistic 24/7 news onslaught, voters have wised up. It is always those who most likely will be the first in harm’s way that see its problems first. The lack of prior success in three-quarters of a century should give leaders and planners pause, but elites rarely suffer the brunt of war. Instead, we have a long list of predicable failures: Vietnam, Beirut, Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Afghanistan. However, America did not become the country other nations once looked to for leadership with these current examples. This article counterposes what another more grounded elite — America’s five combat commanding generals that later became president — would advocate based on their example. The five general-presidents are George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Each served actively in at least two wars: one as a junior officer experiencing the strong bonds of comradeship in the “fog and friction” of war along with its incumbent tragedies, and the last as a commanding general working under the heavy weight of command. They neither ignored nor skirted risk and emerged victorious from the largest war of their time — wars that created a lasting peace. Trusted by the voters to keep America safe and prosperous, they became highly popular two-term presidents except for Taylor, who died early in office. Not one started a war. By contrast, not a single 21st-century president or vice president has ever been in an operational military, and all but President Donald Trump have started or extended wars. Not one of these five general-presidents ever lusted for war. Grant said it best . . .

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/03/15/what-would-americas-five-general-presidents-say-about-the-ukraine-war/

War Room: “Xi Is Stepping In” | Cortes On How Biden’s Created Crises Drove Japan And China Together

Watch the 2:39 minute video: https://rumble.com/v2d3su8-xi-is-stepping-in-cortes-on-how-bidens-created-crises-drove-japan-and-china.html

Todsi & Ukenye: Russian jet’s collision with U.S. drone sparks diplomatic flurry

A diplomatic row kicked off Tuesday after a Russian fighter jet harassed and then bumped a U.S. surveillance drone over the Black Sea, forcing U.S. pilots to ditch the uncrewed aircraft in the water. The collision added to the U.S.-Russian tensions that have already soared over the war in Ukraine.

In the wake of the downing, the State Department summoned the Russian ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov. A department spokesperson, who was not authorized to speak on the record because of department customs, said on Tuesday afternoon that Antonov met with Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried “to discuss Russia’s unsafe and unprofessional operations over the Black Sea, which resulted in the downing today of an unmanned U.S. aircraft.”

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2023/03/14/prussian-jet-collides-with-u-s-drone-00086994

Saavedra: Senator Graham Suggests Shooting Down Russian Military Aircraft After Jet Collides With U.S. Drone

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) suggested that the Biden administration needed to start shooting down Russian military aircraft after a Russian-provoked incident on Tuesday led to the destruction of a U.S. military drone over international waters.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/senator-graham-suggests-shooting-down-russian-military-aircraft-after-jet-collides-with-u-s-drone

Gonzalez: US announces sale of nuclear-powered submarines to Australia

U.S. president Joe Biden, Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese, and U.K. prime minister Rishi Sunak announced that Australia would purchase nuclear-powered attack submarines from the U.S. to update its fleet. […]  The agreement, known as “AUKUS,” describes a three-phase strategy that results in Australia and the U.K. building enhanced warships for their navies. In phase one, the U.S. and U.K. will train Australian sailors and engineers to operate nuclear-powered submarines. […]  In phase two, the U.S. will . . […] By phase three, Australia and the U.K. will . . . […]  China condemned the deal and accused the U.S., the U.K., and Australia of fueling an arms race to develop nuclear-powered submarines. The Chinese mission to the United Nations (U.N.) said the countries violated the Nuclear-Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) by supplying Australia with submarines. “The nuclear submarine cooperation plan released today by AUKUS is a blatant act that . . .

Read more at American Thinker.

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: RADICAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA

Sundance: Kevin O’Leary Stuns CNN Panel Telling Them “Biden Just Nationalized U.S. Banking System”…

The CNN panel was jaw-agape as Kevin O’Leary appeared earlier today to inform them the decision by Joe Biden to guarantee every deposit in U.S. regional banks is akin to “Joe Biden just nationalized the U.S. banking system.” O’Leary is correct, and anyone who is holding assets like stocks or bonds in U.S. banks now needs to reconsider the disappeared line between government and the bank assets.  If the government can assume, control and backstop every single account balance within the bank, the government can assume and control all activity of the bank.

Read more/Watch the 5 minute interview: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/03/13/kevin-oleary-stuns-cnn-panel-telling-them-biden-just-nationalized-u-s-banking-system/

Sundance: Action Alert – List of States Where “Money” Is Being Redefined and Non Govt Issued Cryptocurrency Is Being Banned

Last week, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem broadcast a warning on the Tucker Carlson show about a bill that passed her State House and Senate that she was forced to veto because it changed the definition of money and banned non-govt-issued cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. {Broadcast Warning Here}

The bill stems from the generally innocuous Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which Daniel Horowitz describes as, “a set of standards to facilitate interstate sales and commercial transactions such that all definitions pertaining to such commerce are uniform and clearly understood.”  It looks like Horowitz was the first to transmit the public warning, as identified by two members of the South Dakota House Freedom Caucus, and then Kristi Noem became aware – thus the veto.Governor Noem warned that the bill was already passing through several states, and if you look at the UCC Amendment tracking page [DATA HERE], she is correct.  The states in green on the map below are states where the UCC revision bill has already been introduced. […] Additionally, with the timing of this national revision taking place very quietly; and with the failure of SVB and Signature Bank following a few weeks later; and with specific impacts to the cyptocurrency market; one is left wondering if the current bank “failure” and Biden team intervention was not an intentional crisis with a motive to push government controlled central bank digital currencies into the mainstream. In essence, was the SVB banking collapse, a designed crisis?  And as a result, was the federal government response predetermined and just waiting to be triggered?

Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/03/14/action-alert-list-of-states-where-money-is-being-redefined-and-non-govt-issued-cryptocurrency-is-being-banned/

(Blame Trump) I & I Editorial Board: First Thing We Do, Let’s Blame ‘Deregulation’

Whenever a disaster strikes, you can bet that a story will soon appear blaming “deregulation.” So it was in the immediate aftermath of the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. And so it is now with the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. Before most people even knew what had happened over the weekend, the left was blaming President Donald Trump. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, in an op-ed published in Monday’s New York Times, said that a bill Trump signed in 2018 that tweaked some banking rules was responsible for SVB’s failure.“Had Congress and the Federal Reserve not rolled back the stricter oversight, SVB and Signature would have been subject to stronger liquidity and capital requirements to withstand financial shocks,” she wrote. The press, of course, immediately picked up on this thread, and is now slamming Republicans for their “opposition to stricter regulations.” Let’s rewind the clock here.

Read more: https://issuesinsights.com/2023/03/14/first-thing-we-do-lets-blame-deregulation/

Sundance: Real Wages Drop Again as Inflation Continues to Outpace Pay Increases

Knowing, not predicting – knowing – the Biden economic policies were going to create massive U.S. inflation in the years to follow, in 2021 I pinned a tweet thread to the top of my timeline on the CTH Twitter account that could be used as a reference. [You Can Read Here] Not a single month of statistical data has come in the past two years that was not entirely predictable.  Today’s report from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) [DATA HERE] is no different. Inflation is a measure of the change in a price. It is usually presented in terms of a percentage of change. When inflation starts to lessen, what that means is the rate of the price increase slows down. The price is still going up, but at a slower pace. February prices overall increased 0.4% for the month, putting the current rate of annual inflation at 6.0%.  Meaning prices (on aggregate) are 6% higher than this exact same time last year. Meanwhile, wages increased 0.2% for the month, and hours worked dropped 0.3% [DATA].

Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/03/14/real-wages-drop-again-as-inflation-continues-to-outpace-pay-increases/

(Drum roll, please –  toilet paper next up!) Tilley: EPA launches radical $800m proposal to curb ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water – in move that could radically affect nearly every US household

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a landmark change to curb ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water — a move that could radically affect nearly every US household. The first-of-its-kind standards would require public utility companies nationwide to filter out the chemicals to comply new, and significantly limiting standards. Under the new guidance, drinking water would not be able to contain more than four parts per trillion (ppt) PFOA or PFOS — two common forever chemicals that fall within the PFAS umbrella. They are a category of human-made chemicals that can cause serious health problems over time, such as cancer, kidney disease and infertility. […]  Most of these costs will be passed on to consumers through their water bills. [Note: Meanwhile, in  East Palestine, Ohio, poisoned  water was ignored by the EPA for days.]

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11859223/EPA-launches-landmark-proposal-curb-forever-chemicals-drinking-water.html

Kredo: U.S. Says No Deal with Iran Over American Hostages

“Claims by Iranian officials that we have reached a deal for the release of the U.S. citizens wrongfully held by Iran are false,” a White House National Security Council spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon on Monday. State Department spokesman Ned Price added in a statement provided to the Free Beacon that reports of a “deal regarding the exchange of prisoners has been reached are another especially cruel lie that only adds to the suffering of their families.” […]  Rumors of a deal are generating concerns the Biden administration will agree to unfreeze around $7 billion in Iranian assets as part of the prisoner swap. “If $1.7 billion encouraged the regime to take additional hostages, $7 billion will guarantee much more hostage-taking to come,” the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank said in a Monday analysis on the rumored deal.

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/national-security/u-s-says-no-deal-with-iran-over-american-hostages/

Bonchie: Joe Biden Spits on Christianity in His Latest Insane Social Commentary

There are few bigger cultural issues being fought over right now than the medical transition of children under the guise of so-called “gender-affirming care.” The mainstream of the Democratic Party has now decided that chopping the breasts off young girls and chemically castrating young boys is not just a right, but a moral necessity. Unfortunately, as RedState reported on Sunday, there are some (ostensibly) on the right who would rather make overwrought philosophical arguments than actually face this harmful scourage head-on. But if anyone doubts how serious the situation is, here’s the President of the United States arguing that it’s “sinful” to not mutilate children suffering from gender delusions.

Read more/Watch the 45  second video: https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/03/13/joe-biden-spits-on-christianity-in-his-latest-insane-social-commentary-n715900

DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: WOKE IDENTITY POLITICS

Meads: New Analysis: Corporate America Has Donated $82 Billion To BLM-Related Causes So Far

Corporate America has donated a whopping $82 billion and counting to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes, according to the Claremont Institute’s latest database tracking the flow of money to woke groups. The BLM Funding Database is a part of Claremont’s American Way of Life project. In a column announcing the new tool, Claremont stated that the $82.9 billion given so far “includes more than $123 million to the BLM parent organizations directly. These figures, while shocking, likely underrepresent the true magnitude of the shakedown as some companies failed to make known their contributions, and many BLM organizations remain unknown.” […]  It isn’t necessarily new information that Big Business favors leftist groups, which are often hostile to capitalism, but the collection of data on the dollar amounts truly paints a picture regarding just how much cash is funding the latest iteration of America’s Cultural Revolution.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/new-analysis-corporate-america-has-donated-82-billion-to-blm-related-causes-so-far 

Kellogg Pledged $91 Million To Racial Division While Slashing Employee Benefits

Corporate executives at Kellogg appear to be more interested in leftist virtue signaling than paying their workers. On Tuesday, a new database from the conservative Claremont Institute revealed the breakfast cereal giant pledged $91 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes after the nationwide George Floyd riots. In 2020, the company launched the Racial Equity 2030 Global Challenge, an injection of $90 million to “fuel innovative and actionable solutions to build a racially equitable future.” […]  The awards came as the Kellogg company faced conflict with its employees, who went on a nearly three-month strike in 2021. About 1,400 workers across four states — Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee — picketed against plans for a two-tiered benefits system complete with 72- to 84-hour work weeks and limited vacation time, according to union officials.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/03/15/kellogg-pledged-91-million-to-racial-division-while-slashing-employee-benefits/

Walker: ‘They Said They Wanted A Black Person To Do This Job’: DEI Instructor Fired By College For Not Being Woke Enough

A diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) director claims she was fired from a California community college for disagreeing with certain elements of social justice ideology. Dr. Tabita Lee claims she was denied tenure and fired from DeAnza College on March 6 after failing to adhere to specific narratives on racial issues. Lee claims that she was punished in part for questioning certain anti-racism efforts and policies within the school.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/03/13/dei-instructor-fired-community-college-deanza-dei-diversity-kendi-woke/ 

Greenfield: Wokes Can’t Beat the Culture They’re Destroying

When the Left’s grip on the culture became total, it ceased to produce, to publish or to even think subversively. Its idea of subversion, in fiction or in comedy, is, like ‘Manhunt’ or SNL, limited to the humiliation and destruction of enemies. And that’s no different than North Korean propaganda. That is why cultural wokeness produces nothing that lasts more than the moment. Rooted in the politics of the moment and the neurosis of the elites, overshadowed by fear and rewarding political commitment and artistic mediocrity, it serves only when nothing better exists. Unfortunately the remnants of a better culture are all around us. That’s why they have to be censored or banned as reminders of what we have lost and how worthless our pottage is.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/wokes-cant-beat-the-culture-theyre-destroying/

MEDICAL CARTEL CANCELLED THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH

Rockwell, Jr.: Medical Freedom

Our corrupt government, allied with Big Pharma, isn’t satisfied with making you sick, as it did with the U.S.-lab created Covid virus. It also tries to control your attempts to get well, suppressing or propagandizing against effective treatments. It does this for illnesses as well. Let’s look at an example.

As Jeremy Loffredo points, Ivermectin is a very good treatment for Covid. “On the latest episode of ‘The Jimmy Dore Show,’ comedian and political commentator Jimmy Dore highlighted the similarities between Pfizer’s expensive new antiviral drug for COVID and ivermectin, a generic drug used to treat the virus.

‘I’ve never seen the propaganda machine so hard at work as it’s been against ivermectin,’ said Dore. ‘Ivermectin won a Nobel Prize for human medicine in 2015, but the media really has everyone believing it’s for horses.’ Dore suggested the motivation behind the propaganda is profits. Dore played a video of John Campbell, Ph.D., explaining how Pfizer’s antiviral and ivermectin treat COVID in the exact same way. Campbell told viewers Pfizer’s new antiviral drug shows very high levels of efficacy in preventing severe disease, hospitalization and death. ‘But there’s another drug, which is generic, called ivermectin, which works in the exact same way as the Pfizer antiviral,’ Campbell said. ‘And there is conclusive proof from the scientific literature that the modality of action of the two drugs is the same. Both of these drugs inhibit viral replication.’

Read more: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2023/03/lew-rockwell/medical-freedom/

BOOK REVIEW: CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT THEY RARELY TEACH IN COLLEGE BY STEPHEN EINHORN

Dunn: A Handbook for Climate Change Skeptics

Stephen Einhorn, a Cornell, Brooklyn Polytech, Wharton School–educated chemist and businessman, has published Climate Change: What They Rarely Teach in College (Kindle $9.99, paper $20.00) with the intention of providing a reader-friendly, handy, and thorough book with a straightforward approach to nullifying and disproving the claims of climate change fanatics.  Considering the widespread acceptance of nonsense climate change scare-mongering, we need help, and he is effective in providing some. Einhorn delves into the various scientific and rhetorical thickets to sort out the claims of climate fanatics and their proposals for solutions to their “crisis,” and he systematically refutes the arguments and the premises of their claims as not based on reasonable science, but also a real danger to the economic well-being of both the advanced and the less fortunate countries.  He accomplishes his aims in a direct and simple but science-based book that is a short but thorough dissection of the issues and an excellent put-down/destruction of the claims that have become the basis for the Green New Deal and the campaign of the U.N. through its IPCC propaganda projects and the Paris Climate Agreement to push massive investments to “save the planet” and “prevent a climate caused catastrophe.”

Read more at American Thinker.

BOOK REVIEW: CLASSIFIED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF RACIAL CLASSIFICATION IN AMERICA BY DAVID E. BERNSTEIN

Levy: The Untold Story of Racial Classification in America

Americans have been living with the idiosyncrasies of arbitrary racial classifications for almost five decades. These are now deeply entrenched and serve to drive political agendas while understandably fomenting divisiveness and resentment. That is the subject of David E. Bernstein’s impeccably researched book Classified: The Untold Story of Racial Classification in America. In his review of the history of American racial classification, Bernstein, a professor of law at George Mason University, brings clarity to the contentious discrimination debate which began in earnest with the Statistical Directive 15 of the Office of Management and Budget of 1977, creating five inconsistent and haphazard racial categories:  American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black; Hispanic; and White.

Read more at American Thinker.

ELITE LIBERAL HYPOCRITES

LaChance: Hollywood Hypocrites BUILT A WALL Around the Oscars to Keep Celebrities Safe

Democrats, including the many vocal liberals of Hollywood have repeatedly told us that walls don’t work. They have even said that walls are racist. Yet when it comes to keeping celebrities safe at the Academy Awards, they thought nothing of building a wall around the venue, to keep out any undesirables or potential criminals. So walls do work? Is that what we are all supposed to take away from this?

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/hollywood-hypocrites-built-a-wall-around-the-oscars-to-keep-celebrities-safe/

OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION

Fox News: TikTok’s viral ‘trad wife’ trend accused of ‘romanticizing an era where sexism and racism ruled’

Donning elaborate dresses, fastening an apron around their waist, and popping in their finest pearl earrings (or at least some iteration of pearls) for another round of household chores or cooking, more and more young women are following in the footsteps of the quintessential mid-century housewife thanks to the latest TikTok trend. But while some women are eager to shirk all the hustle and bustle of today’s corporate world and channel Barbara Billingsley as June Cleaver, others are none too happy with the trend. “The new trend for submissive women has a dark heart and history,” reads one headline from The Guardian. An article from Hypebae slapped the videos as “disturbing,” writing “[they] typically feature a cis straight white women, longing for the ’50s – an era where some women could opt out of participate in the corporate working world and be stay-at-home mothers instead.” And a third from Grazia magazine accused the trend of “romanticizing an era where sexism and racism ruled.” But those following the trend tell a different story. A trad wife, short for traditional wife, according to TikToker Estee Williams, is “a woman who prefers to take a traditional or ultra-traditional role in marriage, including the beliefs that a woman’s place is in the home.” Williams argues that being a trad wife is not a movement but rather a lifestyle.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2023/03/13/critics-say-viral-trad-wife-movement-romanticizes-sexism/

Red Voice Media: Female Panel Gets Asked ‘What Is A Woman?’ – Their Answers Are Absolutely Stunning [VIDEO]

Watch the 2:12 minute video: https://www.redvoicemedia.com/video/2023/03/female-panel-gets-asked-what-is-a-woman-their-answers-are-absolutely-stunning/

Kelly: Students at historic all-female Wellesley College – which counts Hillary Clinton among alumni – demand admission for trans men – as school president defies clamor to maintain ‘our mission’ – but promises referendum

Wellesley College in Massachusetts – which also counts Madeleine Albright among its alumni – already accepts admissions from ‘anybody who lives and consistently identifies as a woman’ including transgender females who were born male. But now a landmark referendum, which has polarized students, will ask whether its application process should be open to individuals who were born women but now identify as transgender men. Pupils are also being asked to vote on whether the college’s communications should be made more gender inclusive – for example using words such as ‘students’ and ‘alumni’ instead of women. The move has been opposed by Wellesley’s president Paula Johnson who alleges it would rewrite its mission ‘to provide an excellent liberal arts education to women.’

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11859451/Students-Hillary-Clintons-female-alma-mater-demand-admission-trans-men.html

Lyman: Connecticut Church Sues Over Vaccine Mandate

The Milford Christian Church refused to institute a vaccine mandate for kids in its pre-K and K-12 schools, arguing it violated religious objections to certain vaccines. The state then told the church that since the state altered its laws in 2021 to remove all vaccine exemptions except medical ones, the church schools must institute a mandate, Fox 61 reported. Attorney Cameron Atkinson, who is representing the church, said the state gave “a choice between compelling their students to vaccinate, expelling them if they didn’t, or facing the forceable state closure,” according to Fox 61.

Atkinson said the ultimatum was “unconscionable,” according to CT Insider.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/03/14/connecticut-church-sues-over-vaccine-mandate-milford/

D’Aurta: Vermont religious school that refused to play team with trans player banned from sporting events

A private Christian school that forfeited a girls’ basketball game rather than play against a team with a transgender player has been banned from Vermont school sporting events. The Vermont Principals’ Association, which oversees school athletics, said Monday afternoon that Mid Vermont Christian School in Quechee will no longer be eligible to participate in sports and other sponsored activities.  The decision was announced after a Monday morning meeting of the Vermont Principals’ Association executive committee, during which members decided “that policies have been violated at the school level and thus there is an immediate determination of ineligibility for Mid-Vermont Christian in VPA sanctioned activities and tournaments going forward.”

Read more: https://vtdigger.org/2023/03/13/vermont-religious-school-that-refused-to-play-team-with-trans-player-banned-from-sporting-events/

Solomon & Hazard: Foreign actors suspected in hack of DC Obamacare exchange, theft of House members’ personal data

A malign foreign actor could be behind the theft of personally identifiable information of hundreds of House members and staff in the hack of an Obamacare health insurance exchange in the nation’s capital, according to the chair of the House Administration Committee.[…] “Currently, I do not know the size and scope of the breach, but have been informed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that account information and PII of hundreds of Member[s] and House staff were stolen,” Szpindor wrote. “I expect to have access to the list of impacted enrollees later today and will notify you directly if your information was compromised. DC Health Link will also likely contact you.”

Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/security/tues-congress-searching-answers-after-members-private-data-stolen-obamacare?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

MacDonald: South Carolina Bill Would Label Abortions As Homicide — Make Participants Eligible for the Death Penalty

Under the South Carolina Prenatal Equal Protection Act of 2023, a person involved in an abortion could ultimately face the death penalty. Rep. Rob Harris introduced the bill and currently has 21 cosponsors. The legislation would redefine “person” to include a baby from the moment of conception. This would afford a fetus the same protections as a person who has been born, including capital punishment for their deliberate killing. There is an exception for a pregnant woman who gets an abortion “because she was compelled to do so by the threat of imminent death or great bodily injury” or if it was the absolute only way to save the mother’s life and efforts to save them both have failed. The bill would not have exceptions for cases of rape or incest.

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/south-carolina-bill-would-label-abortions-as-homicide-make-participants-eligible-for-the-death-penalty/

DeLaura: Women now binge drinking more than men for first time in history, doctor warns

“In 2021, there has been an uptick, particularly among women. Now it turns out on college campuses women are actually binge drinking more than men, for the first time in history,” said Dr. George F. Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Koob said while drinking overall was down during the pandemic, deaths associated with alcohol were up 25% for not just college students but the general population. Koob believes isolation contributed to mental health problems and substance abuse across the board.

Read more: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/videos/women-now-binge-drinking-more-than-men-for-first-time-in-history-doctor-warns

Hoge: More Wuhan Insanity: Report Claims U.S. May Have Been Double Billed Tens of Millions of Dollars

Not only have the FBI and the Energy Department concluded that the Wuhan Institute of Virology brought us COVID, but a new CBS News report shows that the U.S. may have made double payments for research projects through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Diane Cutler, a former federal investigator with a lengthy career fighting healthcare fraud, was hired by Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) to investigate, and what she found was troubling: . . .

Read more: https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2023/03/13/more-wuhan-insanity-report-claims-u-s-may-have-been-double-billed-tens-of-millions-of-dollars-n715956

INTERNATIONAL

Bridle: Bombshell from Germany’s Federal Minister of Health

Karl Lauterbach is Germany’s Federal Minister of Health. Yesterday, he dropped a bombshell on Germans in an interview. It has been posted on Youtube with English subtitles. You can find the video here (start: 3:54; end:15:17 [interview with minister of health starts at 8:07). The COVID-19 ‘vaccine’-induced injuries that were covered in this program are severe, life-altering, and permanent. More people are waking up to the reality that more of these severe injuries have occurred and continue to emerge than what has ever been admitted publicly by those pushing the shots. This is the nature of passive monitoring systems, particularly when coupled with active dissuasion of reporting. […]  Here are some bombshell admissions that came from the chat between Lauterbach and the newsman, who did a great job of keeping the Minister of Health on the hook…

Read more/Watch the video: https://viralimmunologist.substack.com/?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=profile_page

(Covid vaccine related?) Moyes: BA TRAGEDY Veteran British Airways pilot collapses and dies shortly before he was due to captain packed passenger jet

He had been preparing to fly from Cairo in Egypt to Heathrow Airport, but had a heart attack in the crew’s hotel. The pilot managed to get from his room to the foyer, where colleagues performed CPR on him.

Read more: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/21681055/veteran-british-airways-pilot-dies/

Carney: Credit Suisse Shares Crash as Banking Crisis Goes Global

Shares of Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse fell by more than 20 percent and the cost of insuring its bonds against default soared on Wednesday after its biggest shareholder said it would “absolutely not” provide additional support. The decline brought shares to an all-time low. Concerns about the bank’s health and stability have been weighing on the stock for three months. The most recent sell-off appeared to be triggered by remarks from the chairman of Saudi National Bank, the biggest shareholder of Credit Suisse, when asked if the Saudi bank was open to further capital injections.

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2023/03/15/credit-suisse-shares-crash-as-banking-crisis-goes-global/

(What could possibly go wrong?) Betz: Scientists revive ancient ‘zombie viruses’ from Siberian permafrost that can infect amoeba cells

New research from a group of international climate scientists shows that so-called “zombie viruses” once revived, can infect amoeba cells. The study, published in the open journal Viruses, looked at more than a dozen new viruses isolated from seven permafrost samples from ancient Siberia.

The research built upon previous studies from the past decade that showed a virus – in some cases tens of thousands of years old – could be infectious once revived. Researchers from France, Russia, and Germany discovered, through radiocarbon dating of the permafrost, that the viruses had been in a dormant state between 27,000 and 48,500 years.

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/science/scientists-revive-ancient-zombie-viruses-siberian-permafrost-infect-amoeba-cells

Fleetwood: If The Dutch Government Thought Its Farmers Would Submit To Environmental Statism Easily, It Was Wrong

In a bid to defend their property rights, Dutch farmers showed up in droves in the de facto capital of the Netherlands on Saturday to protest their government’s overreaching climate policies, which demonstrators say will impede their ability to make a living. Gathered in The Hague, over 10,000 farmers protested against the national government’s plans to halve the country’s nitrogen emissions by 2030. Under the guise of climate alarmism, Dutch officials are seeking to cap “emissions of nitrogen oxides from farm animal manure and … ammonia in fertilizer” by closing up to 3,000 farms near so-called “environmentally sensitive areas” over the next year.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/03/13/if-the-dutch-government-thought-its-farmers-would-submit-to-environmental-statism-easily-it-was-wrong/

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