Pentagon funding MORE dangerous bioweapons experiments on animals, this time to recreate “Havana Syndrome”

Image: Pentagon funding MORE dangerous bioweapons experiments on animals, this time to recreate “Havana Syndrome”

(Natural News) Word has it that the Pentagon (Pentagram) is funding experiments on animals to determine whether or not radio frequency (RF) waves are linked to a mysterious disease called “Havana Syndrome” that has reportedly afflicted hundreds of United States government personnel in recent years.

Public documents and three people “familiar with the matter” say the Pentagon is studying Havana Syndrome from September 30 of last year to September 29 of this year. Such study includes exposing animals to horrific scientific and medical experiments, which were not previously reported.

News of this came out after the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) decided last week that there is no credible evidence that a foreign adversary is spreading Havana Syndrome as a weapon against the country. Despite this, the Pentagon is spending lots of taxpayer cash trying to figure it out (or so it claims).

Back in September, the U.S. Army awarded Wayne State University (WSU) a $750,000 grant to study the effects of RF waves on ferrets, which have brains similar to humans, according to information about the grant posted at USASpending.gov.

“The aim is to determine whether this exposure induces similar symptoms to those experienced by U.S. government personnel in Havana, Cuba, and China, the documents show,” reported Politico about the investigation. “Symptoms have been described as severe headaches, temporary loss of hearing, vertigo and other problems similar to traumatic brain injury.”

(Related: The Pentagon is running “biowarfare facilities” in Ukraine, according to Russia.)

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Will there be another “accidental” release of a government bioweapon, this time resulting in a Havana Syndrome “pandemic?”

The Department of Defense (DoD) is also reportedly testing RF frequency exposure on primates to look for any “anomalous health incidents” that might be linked to the outbreak of Havana Syndrome being observed in some U.S. government employees, most of whom presumably got “vaccinated” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) in obedience to their masters.

DoD spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Tim Gorman confirmed the existence of the WSU grant, which will also fund collaborators from the University of Michigan who are helping to “develop and test a novel laboratory animal model to mimic mild concussive head injury.”

“Behavioral, imaging, and histological studies will determine if the model is comparable to the abnormalities seen in humans following concussive head injury,” Gorman explained. “The model may subsequently be used to test potential treatments to alleviate the deficits associated with traumatic brain injury.”

Whether or not the DoD conducted such experiments on primates recently is unknown because Gorman did not reveal such information. Instead, he explained that under the direction of Congress, “DoD continues to address the challenges posed by AHI, including the causation, attribution, mitigation, identification and treatment for such incidents.”

“Our foremost concern remains providing care to affected individuals – since the health and wellbeing of our personnel are our top priority,” he added.

The Office of the DNI told Congress this week that the intelligence community continues to actively investigate the matter, focusing particularly “on a subset of priority cases for which it has not ruled out any cause, including the possibility that one or more foreign actors were involved.”

Intelligence chief Avril Haines told lawmakers this week that she concurs with the intelligence community’s overall assessment thus far, noting that the government continues to conduct research “on the [science and technology] side to determine causation” for Havana Syndrome.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), meanwhile, is protesting the research as a cruel and unusual form of punishment for monkeys, who are receiving sometimes lethal doses of “pulsed microwave radiation.”

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FBI's Wray admits that his agency bought geolocator data on Americans in large scale unconstitutional spying campaign

Image: FBI’s Wray admits that his agency bought geolocator data on Americans in large scale unconstitutional spying campaign

(Natural News) Once again, the FBI’s highest-ranking official has admitted to essentially breaking the law and violating the Constitution, and absolutely nothing is going to happen to him.

On Wednesday, privacy advocates argued that the testimony given by FBI Director Christopher Wray during a hearing of the U.S. Senate Select Intelligence Committee provides new proof that Congress must intervene to prevent the government from conducting mass surveillance on individuals throughout the United States.

During the hearing, Wray acknowledged that the bureau had acquired cellphone geolocation information from companies, which serves as the most recent example of the need for legislative action, The Defender reported.

During a hearing on national security threats, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) inquired whether the FBI procures “U.S. phone geolocation information” that tracks the location of users. While Wray stated that the bureau currently does not make such purchases, he disclosed, for the first time, that it “previously, as in the past, purchased some such information for a specific national security pilot project,” drawing on data “derived from internet advertising.”

Wray mentioned that the national security pilot project had been inactive “for some time” and that he could only disclose more details about it and the past procurement of geolocation information during a closed session with senators. He also indicated that the FBI currently obtains “so-called ad tech location data” through a “court-authorized process.”

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“I think it’s a very important privacy issue that [geolocation data purchases] not take place,” said Wyden, who has always been a big advocate for Americans’ privacy rightsThe Defender noted further.

The outlet also reported that grassroots social welfare organization Demand Progress called Wray’s admission “both shocking and further proof of the need for Congress to take immediate action to rein in mass surveillance.”

“This is a policy decision that affects the privacy of every single person in the United States,” said Sean Vitka, the organization’s policy counsel, the outer noted. “We should have the right to decide when and how our personal information is shared, but instead, intelligence agencies continue to obstruct any accountability or transparency around this surveillance.”

The disclosure occurred amid discussions regarding the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is set to expire later this year. The provision permits the U.S. government to carry out focused surveillance on individuals located in foreign countries. However, intelligence agencies have employed this legislation to gather information on Americans as well, said the report.

“Congress must fix this before considering any reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act this year,” said Vitka following Wray’s admission.

Vitka and Fight for the Future director Evan Greer were among the critics are now demanding to know “who told [Wray] buying Americans’ location info from data brokers would be legal?”

Hey @SenOssoff instead of joking about NSA spying and inviting @CYBERCOM_DIRNSA over for pecan pie, maybe use your new power as a member of SSCI to conduct oversight? Like by asking @FBI @DirectorWray who told him buying Americans’ location info from data brokers would be legal?

— Evan Greer is on Mastodon (@evan_greer) March 8, 2023

Privacy advocates have long cautioned about a loophole in the 2018 Carpenter v. United States Supreme Court ruling. The case established that government agencies that obtained location data without a warrant breached the Fourth Amendment. However, advocates have warned that the decision contains a loophole that permits the government to purchase data that it cannot legally acquire, The Defender noted further.

“The public needs to know who gave the go-ahead for this purchase, why, and what other agencies have done or are trying to do the same,” Vitka told Wired.

Sources include:

Wired.com

ChildrensHealthDefense.org

Stocks in multiple banks tank after collapse of SVB, leading to several halts in trading

Image: Stocks in multiple banks tank after collapse of SVB, leading to several halts in trading

(Natural News) Following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank on Friday and the government’s move to quickly take it over, on Monday the stocks of several other banks began to take such a beating that officials halted trading in their shares several times.

Bank shares experienced a decline, with First Republic Bank leading the way, despite regulators taking extraordinary measures on Sunday evening to provide support to depositors affected by the collapse of SVB and Signature Bank. In addition, regulators offered additional funding to other financially troubled institutions, CNBC reported citing various developments.

San Francisco’s First Republic Bank led the decline, losing 52% after already dropping 33% the previous week. Other banks were also affected, with PacWest Bancorp falling 24%, Western Alliance Bancorp dropping over 40%, Zions Bancorporation shedding 18%, and KeyCorp falling 26%. Additionally, Bank of America’s shares slipped 4%, and Charles Schwab’s tumbled 9%, the report added.

Despite the Federal Reserve’s announcement on Sunday that it would create a new Bank Term Funding Program offering loans for up to a year to banks in exchange for high-quality collateral, such as Treasurys, and ease conditions at its discount window, bank stocks continued to decline on Monday.

First Republic Bank said on Sunday that it has received additional liquidity from JPMorgan Chase and the Federal Reserve. The bank stated that this move has increased its untapped liquidity to $70 billion, which is in addition to any funding that it could receive from the new Federal Reserve facility, CNBC noted.

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“First Republic’s capital and liquidity positions are very strong, and its capital remains well above the regulatory threshold for well-capitalized banks,” said founder Jim Herbert and CEO Mike Roffler in a statement picked up by the outlet.

During an interview with CNBC‘s Jim Cramer on Monday, Herbert stated that the bank is continuing to operate normally, and that there has not been a significant increase in depositors withdrawing their funds. Western Alliance also released a statement indicating that it has observed only “moderate” outflows, and has taken additional measures to reinforce its liquidity position.

Also Monday, SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF experienced a 10% loss following a 16% decline from the previous week, the outlet reported further.

The decline in regional bank stocks on Monday follows a surge of withdrawals from SVB Financial, which eventually led to the bank’s closure. A significant factor in this development was the high percentage of uninsured deposits held by SVB, as most of the bank’s customers were not assured of getting their money back prior to the regulatory actions taken over the weekend, said the report.

Although SVB had an exceptionally high proportion of uninsured deposits, there are other mid-sized banks that could also be vulnerable to significant withdrawals, noted the outlet.

“We believe regionals with less diversified and large uninsured deposit bases are at risk of deposit flight but not at the speed of SVB and they should have time to tap wholesale funding markets (such as FHLB) and raise cash levels. In a fragile environment like we are in, we believe banks should be cautious about the potential negative signaling effect of raising deposit rates to keep deposits,” said Citi analyst Keith Horowitz in a client note.

“The risk of financial contagion and bank runs remains despite recent actions taken by federal regulators over the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB),” added Mike Shelby, CEO of private intelligence firm Forward Observer, in his daily briefing to subscribers on Monday.

“The collapse of SVB, closure of Signature Bank, and the recent freefall of some bank stocks have at least temporarily shaken public faith in the banking sector. So far, the country’s top investment banks are betting against contagion, while regional banks appear to be at the greatest risk. I’m seeing more pessimism (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) on social media than I am in financial circles,” Shelby added.

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ForwardObserver.com

CNBC.com

Are Bank Failures tied to COVID Lockdowns and THAT Giant Economic Destruction created over the past three years?

Major media intentionally paid almost no attention to the vastness of the economic destruction caused by the lockdowns.

Businesses closing their doors, going into bankruptcy, millions of people’s lives overturned and destroyed, desolate cities…

But of course, magically, when the lockdowns ended, things returned to normal. Sure they did. The economy picked up. People with no money and no prospects recovered like rubbery cartoon characters bouncing off the rocks after a long fall off a long cliff. “Everything’s fine now!”

Here’s some of what actually happened. MANY of the businesses that failed as a result of the lockdowns had outstanding loans with banks. They stopped paying back those loans. On top of that, many suddenly impoverished businesspeople took out government COVID loans and now they can’t pay them back.

For banks, this creates what economists call a liquidity crunch. Banks lend money. That’s their major activity. They rely on money coming IN as borrowers pay off those loans. When the money coming in dries up, the banks have to curtail putting so many loans OUT.

The free flow of in and out money, based on loans, in an economy that runs on credit…that free flow slows and slows again.

The first banks to fall are the ones who made the craziest loans for the most amount of money. But the problem doesn’t stop there.

The SVB bank that just crashed undoubtedly has connections to other banks. You could say bigger banks back up the smaller ones. This tends to create a domino effect.

So YES, the vicious COVID lockdowns are playing a significant role in what’s happening to banks as we speak.

As I’ve been writing for the past three years, the lockdowns were a strategy intentionally devised to torpedo economies. That’s what COVID WAS.

But of course, there’s more. For instance, the Fed raising interest rates. At the most basic level, these moves discourage borrowers from taking out loans, because their payback is going to be higher. You can imagine the effect on construction companies. And companies that sell cars. Plus, buyers aren’t taking out loans to pay for the cars. Ditto for home buyers. They’re backing away, too.

“I have to pay back MORE on the loans I want to take out for this car and this house? I have to pay back MORE, a lot more, on the loan I want take out for my project to build a city with a ski resort and hotels and casinos and condos in Montana? Hmm. And wait. What’s that? You don’t want to qualify me? You don’t WANT to lend me the money? I NEED the loan. I have to HAVE the loan…”

More torpedoes.

You can also imagine the effect on everybody who buys products with credit cards. So far, the interest rates on those cards have only risen a very small amount. We’ll see if that changes.

Picture a giant ocean of funny crazy money. Everybody can get some. On credit. People think it’s a party.

Until the ocean starts to dry up.

Governments and banks have worked hand in hand to create the ocean. The banks are the ocean managers. They lend ocean and take in ocean (repayment of loans).

But the major, MAJOR players in this scheme always expand and contract the ocean. It’s called whipsaw. Or boom and bust. Or pump and dump. The COVID lockdowns were a bigtime contraction.

The ocean managers (bankers) are still feeling it. The sight of them pretending to be victims is preposterous. They were partners in causing the contraction.

In ADDITION to the economic factors I’ve mentioned so far, I have to point out the possibility of straight-ahead ops to take out banks such as Signature. In other words, the bank’s IMMEDIATE liquidity crisis is heightened or created by a concocted bank run.

The bank doesn’t have enough funds on hand to deal with big depositors who suddenly show up with their hands out demanding their money. The bank makes an appeal for $$ to potential creditors, offering reasonable collateral, but mysteriously, those creditors refuse to come across. And BANG, the curtain falls on the bank. It’s gone.

The federal government steps in and transfers all the depositors and their money to a bigger bank, or to a new bank the government invents out of whole-cloth.

The desired effect is produced: the public believes the government must move in and “secure proper banking.”

Everybody knows the endgame. A bright shiny new government currency. Digital. Every dollar is trackable. Every spender and borrower is trackable. Behave, follow orders, keep mouth shut and eyes straight ahead and your money is safe. Veer off course and you’re beached with lifeguards surrounding you while you stare at the ocean and long for a few buckets of water you’re not going to get.

I don’t know whether it’s time for that big shift all of a sudden, but I do know that a state of emergency could be declared with a BOOM, and the federal government could claim “temporary” control of banks, in order to “remediate and solve the crisis.”

They made a state of emergency work when they commanded the COVID lockdowns. Remember?

And the false story they floated then was about protecting people’s HEALTH. The story made a very big impact. But now they would be targeting a TITANIC concern.

People’s MONEY.

Do you think they could make people salute, jump up and down, do somersaults, stand on their hands, crawl, sing, whistle, beg, pray, to get some MONEY?

— Jon Rappoport

Episode 38 of Rappoport Podcasts—“The Wizards of Is: The titanic operation to bury the creative impulse forever and never let it out into the light of day. The entire history of traditional Western philosophy makes no mention of individual creativity—this is called a CLUE”—is now posted on my substack. It’s a blockbuster. To listen, click here. To learn more about This Episode of Rappoport Podcasts, click here.

Failed Silicon Valley Bank paid out bonuses to staffer HOURS before it collapsed as Biden talked about possible bailout

Image: Failed Silicon Valley Bank paid out bonuses to staffer HOURS before it collapsed as Biden talked about possible bailout

(Natural News) Most Americans alive today remember the “Great Recession” of 2007-08 and know just how close the country came to total economic collapse, thanks to bad banking business practices.

In the aftermath of that near-disaster, Democrats passed legislation they claimed would prevent any similar incidents in the future. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) stumped for and got a new federal bureaucracy called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau whose job it was to continually monitor banking institutions to head off any hint of trouble before it got out of hand.

Well, here we are again, roughly 15 years later, and viola: We are once again on the cusp of another major financial meltdown as one major bank after another has begun to collapse. And one of them, Silicon Valley Bank in California, the 16th largest in the country, did something so egregious before being taken over by the FDIC on Friday that it warrants potential criminal charges.

Despite concerns of a potential market meltdown, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stated on Sunday that the federal government has no plans to rescue the bank, which collapsed after experiencing a 60 percent drop in shares, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. That triggered a run on the bank, as worried customers withdrew their funds.

With $209 billion in total assets at the end of 2022, SVB’s failure is the most significant financial institution collapse in the US since 2008, the report said.

As for Yellen, she claimed that there would not be another bailout but then in the same breath said the Biden regime was “focused on the needs” of depositors at the bank, the vast majority of whom had more than the FDIC-insured limit of $250,000 in their accounts — so, isn’t taking care of those “needs” akin to a bailout?

Asked whether the government might bail out banks as it did during the 2008 crisis, @SecYellen says, “We’re not going to do that again.” But she adds, “We are concerned about depositors and are focused on trying to meet their needs.” pic.twitter.com/sg5WBFWfPj

— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) March 12, 2023

“Let me be clear that during the financial crisis, there were investors and owners of systemic large banks that were bailed out… and the reforms that have been put in place means we are not going to do that again,” she told NBC’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “But we are concerned about depositors, and we’re focused on trying to meet their needs.”

According to CNBC, the timing of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank coincided with the payment of annual bonuses to its employees, which had been scheduled for the second Friday of the month. The bank’s employees in Santa Clara reportedly received their bonuses just hours before the bank’s collapse, as these payments had already been processed in the days leading up to the event.

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The exact amount received by the 8,500+ employees of Silicon Valley Bank for their 2022 work is unknown at this time. However, according to Glassdoor, bonuses for SVB employees can range from $12,000 for associates to $140,000 for managing directors. It is worth noting that SVB was the highest-paying publicly traded bank in 2018, with an average employee compensation of $250,683, the financial news outlet reported.

Also, as per earlier reports, former CEO Greg Becker sold $3.57 million worth of stock in a pre-planned automated sell-off just two weeks before Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse. Becker sold a total of 12,451 shares at an average price of $287.42 per share on February 27th. Additionally, CFO Daniel Beck also sold 2,000 shares at a price of $287.59 per share, resulting in a sale of $575,000 worth of shares, the Daily Mail noted.

“Financial institution executives…warn that the federal government only has until Monday morning to find a prospective buyer for the failed bank before other small, regional banks may feel the effects,” the outlet added.

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