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Monday, March 13. 2023
Women In Berlin Allowed To Go Topless At Public Pools
Stanford Law Students Scream at Federal Appellate Judge, Call Him ‘Scum,’ After He Is Invited To Speak at Prestigious School - ‘You’ve invited me to speak here, and I’ve been heckled nonstop,’ the judge tells the seething crowd as a dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion denounces him for causing ‘pain.’
Stanford APOLOGIZES after pious dean of 'equity' joined her woke student mob in taunting a Trump-appointed judge who was invited to speak on campus
Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger are terrorists
Liberal feminist Naomi Wolf apologizes to conservatives, Republicans, and MAGA
LA Times blames white drivers for polluting the air breathed by ‘people of color’
NYC Mayor Eric Adams Now Wants Taxpayers to Send Illegal Immigrants to College
VA House Stops Democrats From Putting A Right To Partial-Birth Abortion In The State Constitution
The rapid collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has stunned the venture capital and start-up community, but its fate had been sealed almost two years earlier
ANNNNNND . . . IT’S A BAILOUT
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Stanford law students not being able to bear hearing a conflicting opinion are like a medical student fainting at the sight of blood or a blind driving instructor. Hard to see the use of somebody like that.
Our schools have turned into indoctrination centers. It is like something out of Mao's cultural revolution. What is needed is a recording device that you could pin onto your child's shirt that would record everything your child hears in school. Something that would allow parents to know what is going on and proof that could be placed on the internet that could not be denied.
They act like they are still in grade school. Why are they in college?
'Women In Berlin Allowed To Go Topless At Public Pools'
Yeah, as if the low-IQ sub-Saharan "migrants" needed any more incentive to do what they do best.
Representative Thomas Massie, on Twitter, regarding the banking crisis:
Thomas Massie - @RepThomasMassie
"Just got off of a zoom meeting with Fed, Treasury, FDIC, House, and Senate.
A Democrat Senator essentially asked whether there was a program in place to censor information on social media that could lead to a run on the banks."
The Senator asked this as a priority over discussing bailout details, in other words. First Things First.
Response by @TheAgeofShoddy:
"That will be a censorship program, whatever its form, mediated by the beneficiaries of this bailout in tech on behalf of the people now currently bailing them out, against the public who are funding all of this."
Waiting for Matt Taibbi's comments....and please have your checkbooks ready for the tax increase you're guaranteed not to feel the bite of, according to Crazy Uncle Joe...
Apparently it was Mark Kelly, the senator from Arizona.
These same politicians have ramped up every subject into a panic/emergency situation. Doesn't matter if it's global warming, covid virus, jan 6 or any other number of subjects but it is always the promotion of panic or promotion of an emergency in order to block any hesitancy of the public. Now they are concerned about panic or emergency behavior. What a clown posse.
"If people learned that their investments carried a greater-than-zero risk, there could be a panic! We can't have panic. Better to degrade the currency! That's dangerous, too, but people are blind to the danger until it's too late, so no panic."
Any uninsured cash deposit is an investment, which should be evaluated like that of any other investment, in terms of risk and reward. Whatever the arguments are for insured deposits for ordinary families with minimal savings, they don't apply to people who need to find places to park millions and millions of dollars--that is, not if you still want a functioning economy.
The word 'China' appears quite a few times.
Lying Biden just gave the banking system the kiss of death. He declared that our banking system was safe. Has Biden ever told the truth in his entire life?
Probably the only time Biden has ever told the truth is when he said as well as I remember it. We have put together the largest best voter fraud program in the country. Every other time is a lie.
Naomi Wolf suddenly sees the light, or the writing on the wall. It is interesting too that the congressional member of the select J6 committee are now saying that they never reviewed any off the video of the J6 demonstrations. To both of these my answer is the same; you knew what you were doing you knew you were lying and supporting lies. It is only now that everyone knows that your seek cover for what you said and what you did.
As a non-lawyer it is my belief that the DOJ broke many laws in these prosecutions of J6 defendants and violated their constitutional rights. It was not an accident or out of ignorance it was a premeditated intentional act on their part to shore up a coup/stolen election, a high crime and misdemeanor. These oily lawyers and bureaucrats in the DOJ will undoubtedly sleaze their way out of this and never face any punishment for what they have done and that is a shame our country cannot live down.
Everyone Is Learning the Wrong Lessons From the Silicon Valley Bank Collapse
... and of course, Newsom and wife have connections to the bank.
Biden Gives Go-Ahead To Giant Alaska Oil Project, 'Green's Furious
Save The Dollar Or The Financial System - Not Both
Andddddd its a bailout ... Barney Frank, of the infamous 2008, mortgage bailout and the nonfunctioning Dodd-Frank legislation, is once again in the busted bank business. He is on the board of Signature bank that just folded up like the overpriced hooker that is Barney. And the same situation as SVB ... most of deposits are over 250 thousand but they will be made whole.
This is the millionaire/billionaire, ESG, woke bailout banditry being dumped on ALL taxpayers. This government no longer accepts the idea of business investment risk. The government has gone full ESG, CRT, BBB insane.
Privatize the gains, socialize the losses. Adam Smith could have told you that's the way it works.
'Women In Berlin Allowed To Go Topless At Public Pools'. Yes.
Equal rights for all...
The depositors are being bailed out (those over the 250 thousand FDIC limit) by the newly formed BTFP Bank Term Funding Program. When did Congress approve the BTFP? The Fed, the FDIC.and the SEC and Treasury dept. created this mess because they are incompetent and corrupt. This problem did not occur overnight as it is based on short term borrowing and long term lending ... during a period of interest rate hikes. It was predictable and avoidable. The government has become a criminal enterprise serving only the oligarchs. We have become Ukraine.
Preventing such nightmares requires actual real regulators. Not the kind we find in finance or pharma.
Banksters - William Black tells the truth On Youtube
indyjonesouthere: When did Congress approve the BTFP?
In 1932. The Federal Reserve Act grants emergency lending authority to bank and nonbank companies by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
The battle of 3. Bakhmut May be the defining battle of the fight for Ukraine. Depending on who you believe each side is taking heavy losses. Putin did something pretty smart though. He created an army made up of prisoners. I'm thinking Putin doesn't care how many of them die. But when the toll is finally known one side will be the bigger loser. Time will tell.
"He created an army made up of prisoners."
An act of desperation more than anything else. A telling feature that reveals a country with an incompetent government and a decrepit, incapable military.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine began failing on 24 February last year and has so far continued to fail.