Skousen: Overview of the Banking Crisis – What you need to know

In summary, it is very clear that the government is going to do everything within its money creation and regulatory powers to keep this banking system failure in check. The PTB even trotted out Joe Biden to tell Americans “the US banking system is safe” even as shares plummeted up to 74% in pre-market trading despite president’s guarantee scheme for SVB and Signature Bank.

The financial powers first had to halt all trading in bank stocks while they organized a stock intervention response so the “crash” of bank stocks was blunted. The fact that the “plunge protection team” had to intervene so forcefully to stop the run on bank stocks indicates the big boys aren’t ready for a market crash yet.

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World Affairs Brief, March 17, 2023 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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The collapse of three high-risk banking institutions this week may seem like an anomaly, but it’s not, considering the fragile nature of our banking system. All banks are inherently susceptible to bank runs because they, like insurance companies, are only required to keep a small portion of their assets in cash or liquid assets available for withdrawal within a short time. When cash funds are exhausted, banks must sell their most liquid assets, which are usually in the form of US Treasury bonds. When demands for withdrawal exceed a bank’s cash and liquid assets, the bank becomes insolvent—unless it can get other larger banks to give them some “bridge loans” at higher interest rates, which they just did for First Republic Bank. But they won’t be willing to do if the problem bank’s balance sheet contains too many weak performing loans. Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank both ran out of the foregoing options this week and collapsed, but what was different this week was that the Federal Reserve and FDIC stepped in and decided to bailout all depositors, most of which far exceeded the $250K cap on federal deposit insurance, in order to stave off a larger bank panic. While this may work in the short term, it sets a very dangerous precedent in that it is 1) illegal, 2) rewards risky bank speculation, and 3) it sets up a double standard for bailouts that the government can’t possible fulfill if more banks default. This week I will discuss the many reasons why SVB failed and why other banks are similarly vulnerable.

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Skousen: Media and Biden Keep Claiming 5 Police Killed on Jan 6 Protest — Not one was

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Joe Biden falsely claims “Five Police Officers Killed By Trump Supporters on January 6″ But that is not what happened.

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died a day after the attack, from two strokes at the base of his brain stem caused by an artery clot.

In the weeks after the attacks, four Capitol Police and Washington Metropolitan Police officers died by “suicide.” [Breitbart] -because either they knew about this pre-planned false flag operation against Trump or couldn’t live with it, or they were suicided because they knew too much and were going to talk. Here’s Tucker Carlson on these false claims.

Former CIA Officer Will Teach You How to Spot a Lie

Susan Carnicero, Author of Spy the Lie

Some Cues:

Body movements that start during the question or within 5 seconds after the question, especially in anchor points: feet, arms, bottom (if sitting)

Attacking back, instead of simply answering the question

Indirect answers. Example: “I wouldn’t do,” instead of “I didn’t do.”

Embellishing, trying to sell us that they’re telling us the truth through extra information

Hands to the face — When people are in fight-or-flight mode, the blood vessels will shrink in their fingers, which itches, so they’ll play with their nose, their ear, scratch their hands…

Verbal-non-verbal disconnect. Example: shaking their heads ‘no’ while saying ‘yes’

Dressing up the lie: Fixing hair, adjusting tie, looking at watch

Vegetable Oils: $100 Billion Dollar Ingredient making your Food Toxic

DISASTROUS! “The single greatest change in nutrition in all of history,” created by a massive marketing campaign 100 years ago to replace animal fats with Crisco and vegetable oils.

16:30 High heat in processing makes vegetable oils oxidizes the fats, and makes them rancid. The end product would taste awful, which is why there is an intensive deodorization process, which requires the highest high heat in the process — 500°F!

Vegetable oils cause Alzheimer’s, obesity, heart disease, fatigue (poor mitochondria function), diabetes, and etc.

0:00 – The Switcheroo
1:52 – History of Vegetable Oils
3:50 – Enter the American Heart Association
5:27 – The Massive Increase in Vegetable Oil Consumption
6:06 – Is Vegetable Oil Bad or Benign?
6:55 – Why do some animals live longer than others?
7:51 – Vegetable Oil is stays in your body for years
9:11 – Hidden Data
12:08 – Vegetable Oils are in EVERYTHING
13:07 – Why Vegetable Oils are bad for Health
15:04 – The Toxic Oxidation Products
16:28 – How Vegetable Oils are made
18:33 – Are Vegetable Oils linked to Alzheimer’s?
20:06 – Mitochondria, The Powerhouse of the Cell
24:35 – Most Studies on Vegetable Oils aren’t long enough
26:04 – Why aren’t more people talking about this?

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Twitter Files: Leftist censors used bots and government agents past and present to shape elections

Elon Musk keeps releasing new information he has uncovered about the political operations that were baked into Twitter corporate practices.

Musk wrote, “Twitter is both a social media company and a crime scene.” He has uncovered serious evidence of actual election interference, and his revelations show that former CEO Jack Dorsey actually lied to Congress numerous times when asked whether Twitter censored conservatives.


Dr. John Campbell: Lab leak conspiracy theory — “I wish I hadn’t been as trusting of the scientific authorities and the scientific publications in 2020”

Dr. Campbell: “Personally, I wish I hadn’t been as trusting of the scientific authorities and the scientific publications in 2020. Well, you live and learn, I suppose. It’s a pity that it makes you become more cynical and more doubtful of authority, as a result of this.”

“I feel let down and apologise if I have misled anyone.”

Separating Climate Facts from Fiction with James Corbett — “This is not about science, but the agenda”

“This is not about science. This is about the agenda.” – James Corbett

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On this episode of The Activation podcast Derrick Broze interviews returning guest James Corbett regarding his work on climate change. James has been researching the claims about climate change since 2007 and has produced dozens of reports and podcast dissecting the various claims about anthropogenic climate change. Derrick and James discuss what the climate change propagandists have right and what they have dangerously wrong. They also discuss the agenda behind the climate change movement.

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Rick Beato: Is Performing With A Backing Track Cheating? Entire ‘live’ show is pre-programmed; no variation from show to show. Most contemporary bands do it

Most musicians/bands play live with backing tracks. “The whole set is programmed. The drummer is playing to a click. Everybody is hearing the click in their In-Ears. They’re hearing a mix of what they’re doing, and they’re hearing all of the backing tracks, and the peddle changes are happening. … They’re not using real amplifiers.”

“So there is no variation from show to show typically, unless they reorder the set.” The light show is pre-synched.

From prog metal to metal bands, to pop acts, they all do it. A lot of the old bands don’t do it. Jeff Beck, Pearl Jam, for instance. Aerosmith does. “Most contemporary bands play with backing tracks.”

Song Meanings: “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters

Powerful motivational song to stand up to the liars; though, Dave Grohl seems to have swallowed some of their lies; is being used to help promote the deep state’s tyranny: RNA vaccine mandates, ‘save the planet’ tyranny.

“The Pretender” reveals the activities of people in authority who in a bid to stay in power use all forms of lies and pretense to control the beliefs and emotions of citizens. The speaker explains that these Pretenders, due to their thirst for power make sure that they keep their followers in the dark so they can continually control them.

As the narrator reveals the destruction these bad people cause by keeping most people stuck, he distinguishes himself by stating that he will no longer be controlled by them. In the chorus, the writer further presents himself as a person who is willing to speak against them, expose them and fight for change while doing what is right. Despite the fact that these pretenders in authority may have not faced any opposition for a long time, he is ready to challenge them. And in doing so, he will reveal their deceptive secrets and start a revolution which will open the eyes of the majority. (source)

Song Video

Fact check: Murkowski ads against Kelly Tshibaka tell lies about her position on birth control pills through the mail


A super PAC supporting Sen. Lisa Murkowski claims in several TV ads that her top challenger, Kelly Tshibaka, “wants to ban birth control in the mail.” Tshibaka has said she would ban the sale of the morning-after pill via the mail, but the ads leave the misleading impression she would ban all forms of birth control. Continue reading “Fact check: Murkowski ads against Kelly Tshibaka tell lies about her position on birth control pills through the mail”

Navy TWA 800 Shoot Down & Coverup Confirmed

Introduction by Joel Skousen, World Affairs Brief, August 12, 2022


Jack Cashill who has written more about the downing of TWA 800 than anyone else has finally revealed the identity of his whistleblower source in the Navy who fed him information all these years about how the Navy accidentally shot down the civilian airliner TWA 800, and then enlisted the force of the US government to cover it up. The CIA spent millions recreating a false scenario blaming the explosion on a fuel tank fire.

August 8, 2022
The TWA 800 Whistleblower Is Legit
By Jack Cashill

In the past few weeks, I have received numerous inquiries about ten-year Navy veteran William Henry Teele III. After years of quietly providing information to me and other investigators into the July 1996 destruction of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, Teele has gone public and is naming names.

I shared some of Teele’s information in my 2016 book, TWA 800: The Crash, The Cover-Up, The Conspiracy. Teele did not claim to be on the ship that fired the missile. He was on the USS Carr, a guided missile frigate that was one of the “combatants” in the battle group that destroyed the unfortunate 747 and killed the 230 souls on board. Everything that I could verify about Teele’s account back then checked out. … Continue reading “Navy TWA 800 Shoot Down & Coverup Confirmed”

Biden plays Orwell, tries to redefine what ‘recession’ means – during this recession

“All rulers in all ages have tried to impose a false view of the world upon their followers,” George Orwell wrote in “1984.”

On Thursday, the federal government is expected to release statistics revealing that the economy contracted in the second quarter. Since this will be the second quarter in a row that the economy shrank, that fits the established definition of a recession.

So true to Orwell, Team Biden is going to change the meaning of words.

Biden’s Council of Economic Advisors launched a preemptive strike against bad news with a blog post on the theme: “What is a recession?” Despite decades of top economists concurring on a definition, Biden’s appointees treat the topic like an arcane metaphysical dispute that requires a “holistic look at the data.”

Instead of admitting the economy is shrinking, Team Biden touts a test indicating that a recession is not underway unless “the three-month moving average of the unemployment rate rises by at least half a percentage point (50 basis points) relative to its lowest point in the previous 12 months.”


MAKE 1984 FICTION AGAIN! 6 doublespeak terms reinterpreted by JP Sears

“‘Give up your freedoms for your protection’ is doublespeak for ‘give up your freedoms so you’re not protected from us.'”

“‘Censoring to save democracy’ is doublespeak for ‘censoring to destroy democracy.'”

“‘Racial equity’ is doublespeak for ‘racism.'”
“Racism = Division, and a divided society is a controllable society.”

“‘Misinformation’ is doublespeak for ‘truth.'” The thought police, labeling things as ‘misinformation’ protects them from you being empowered by truth.”

“‘Conspiracy theories’ are doublespeak for ‘reality.'” ‘We can use that on any truth we don’t want people to believe.’

“‘Go to war to create peace’ is doublespeak for ‘go to war to eliminate peace.'”

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Murkowski ‘birth control pills’ ad lies about Kelly Tshibaka. Kelly MUST counter with the TRUTH!

Tyrant, Anchorage Assemblyperson Meg Zaletel WON her re-election by RUNNING an ad with LIES about Cathy Henslee, who didn’t counter with an ad that told the truth. Kelly needs to counter Murkowski’s ad NOW, showing Alaskans that Murkowski is openly lying and slandering her, or Murkowski could win by lying. If Murkowski doesn’t see Kelly standing up to her, she may run even more lying ads.

Kelly was recently on the Dan Fagan show and didn’t even mention this. Why not? She should be clearing her name in every way possible.

Truth Matters!

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Gimarc: Sen. Murkowski shares Anchorage hallway with Alaskans for Lisa and Ballot Measure 2 author Scott Kendall. There’s nothing fishy about that?

Alaskans for LISA is pro-Lisa Murkowski Super PAC currently running ads attacking Kelly Tshibaka for wanting to shut down by-mail birth control pills, something Tshibaka vehemently denies.

The only thing in question regarding birth control is distribution of morning-after pills by mail and without prescription. Essentially, those drugs induce a miscarriage, complete with blood and passage of the fetus. Miscarriages typically lead to a hospital visit. Proponents of artificial ones aren’t mentioning this little fact.