The News Cycle is almost impossible to track these days. At least, to do so fully.
That’s where we come in.
In the Badlands News Brief, the Badlands Media team is going to take you through a few news items of interest from the previous day in an attempt to give you an overview of the biggest goings-on relevant to the Truth Community while introducing you to some brief, original commentary from our growing team of citizen journalists.
(Feel free to follow the corresponding link attached to each Badlands contributor’s name to check them out on other platforms.)
Now, onto the news from Wednesday, March 15 …
Credit Suisse to borrow up to $53.7 billion from Swiss central bank
Fears for the stability of the global financial system rose Wednesday after Credit Suisse disclosed problems in its financial reporting and said it would tap up to $53.7 billion in aid from Switzerland’s central bank, raising turmoil in the markets in the wake of Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse.
The Swiss bank announced it would borrow from the Swiss National Bank late Wednesday, after its shares plunged on its disclosure that it had uncovered “material weaknesses” relating to its financial reporting. The Dow Jones industrial average fell by almost 1 percent Wednesday and European banking stocks tumbled, contributing to a 3 percent fall in the Pan-European Stoxx 600 index.
Compounding Credit Suisse’s problems, the bank’s largest investor, Saudi National Bank, signaled Wednesday that it would not be rushing in with more cash to help buttress the firm. — The Washington Post
Our Take: “It’s heating up, so to speak. More and more big banks are inching closer to their very own precipice, as is the fiat system. The fact that the Swiss National Bank even made this statement should be paid attention to.
We all know these folks at the top know what is coming well before we do, so SNB coming out and saying this makes me believe that Credit Suisse will be the next big domino to fall in the current ongoing banking crisis.” — AbsoluteTruth1776
Rumors Swirl Over Which Biden Family Member Got Cut Of $3M CCP-Linked Wire
Washington DC is abuzz with speculation over which Biden family member got a cut of a $3 million wire transfer to Hunter Biden associate John "Rob" Walker, just weeks after Joe Biden was no longer Vice President in 2017.
According to House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) - who last week said that evidence of CCP money flowing to the Biden family was "as bad as we thought," - revealed that bank records obtained via a subpoena have implicated a "new Biden family member" in the ongoing investigation into the first family's finances.
Comer told Fox News that Walker received a $3 million wire from two individuals tied to the Chinese Communist Party, which he then divvied up between Biden family members.
"The very next day after that wire was received, the Walker account started transferring money into three different Biden family members’ accounts, including a new Biden family member that’s never before been identified as someone being involved in the influence-peddling scheme," Comer told host Sean Hannity (as part of several recent interviews on the network). — ZeroHedge
Our Take: “While this headline is more likely to induce an ‘I already knew this’ eye roll from much of our community, what I find particularly compelling about Comer’s attitude here is the fact that he’s openly accusing the President of the United States of being an unregistered foreign agent of the CCP.
That may seem like empty, dramatic rhetoric, but the fact that tensions with both Russia and China—the only two super powers in the world capable of somewhat threatening US interests—have seemingly never been higher, means that the continued and accelerating drip of Biden Family Corruption data points is starting to paint a tantalizing picture of the disclosures that are in store for the American people regarding the Deep State, and their supposed leader.” — Burning Bright
Michigan Gov. Whitmer Used Federal Pandemic Relief Funds to Create Critical Race Theory and Social Justice Courses for Teachers
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer used federal pandemic relief funds to create Critical Race Theory and social justice courses for teachers, according to a new report.
Whitmer reportedly allotted $1.4 million in CARES Act funds to Michigan State University College of Education, the University of Michigan’s School of Education, and Michigan Virtual to create online social justice courses.
Inside NoVa reports, “the way the program was funded has come under scrutiny from federal oversight agencies. The Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General said in a report released in September that the state could not support the process it used to select Michigan Virtual, MSU and UM to develop the modules.”
“The purpose of the program was to train teachers on how to implement the teacher professional learning standards developed by the Governor’s Education Advisory Council,” said a report from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General, which investigated how the state spent the federal pandemic money.
In 2019, Whitmer created the Governor’s Education Advisory Council and chose all 15 people who would serve on it. She personally signed off on granting the money, according to the report. — The Gateway Pundit
Our Take: “In what comes as a shocking non-surprise, it is now proven that Governor Whitmer used Pandemic Relief Funds to create and prop up Critical Race Theory, and other Social Justice Courses across multiple schools in Michigan, including Michigan and Michigan St.
According to reports, Whitmer allotted nearly $1.4m in CARES Act funding towards these radical causes. When paired with her hoax kidnapping attempt, her draconian Covid lockdowns and mandates, and the abysmal state of Michigan’s economy as a whole, Whitmer may very well win the award for worst Governor in America.” — AbsoluteTruth1776
US, Russian Military Chiefs Hold Emergency Deconfliction Call For 1st Time In Months
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed in an afternoon press briefing that he spoke with his Russian counterpart Defense Secretary Sergei Shoigu - in the first such phone call since October - about Tuesday's drone incident over the Black Sea.
"I just got off the phone with my Russian counterpart, Minister Shoigu," Austin said of efforts at deconfliction, as both sides seek to underscore they're not looking for a fight. "As I’ve said repeatedly, it’s important that great powers be models of transparency and communication, and the United States will continue to fly and to operate wherever international law allows."
But the Kremlin has said it has restricted some additional airspace over the Black Sea while conducting its 'special operation' in Ukraine. Thus the stage is set for possibly another dangerous intercept encounter such as this one which resulted in the crashing of a MQ-9 Reaper drone. Both sides have said they are seeking to recover the wreckage, but it reportedly crashed in a part of the sea that's very deep, making recovery unlikely.
Austin had also repeated the Biden administration talking point that it's President Zelensky alone who is ultimately making the decisions on execution of the war to push the Russians out. The number of times this has been repeated of late is getting awkward. — ZeroHedge
Our Take: “As any familiar with my writing are aware, I’m often far more interested in the Narratives to spin our of these events than the Actuals, because it is virtually impossible to parse the Media, Military and Political maze of statements and deployments in order to accurately discover what triggered a brewing conflict point.
No matter who’s at fault in the drone incident in the Baltic, this is yet more escalation between the US and Russia to the normie sitting on the couch, trying to whistle the worries of the world away.
Worries that grow increasingly difficult to ignore.” — Burning Bright
‘We Were Wrong’: Pioneer In Child Gender Dysphoria Treatment Says Trans Medical Industry Is Harming Kids
Dr. Susan Bradley, a Canadian psychiatrist and pioneer in child gender dysphoria treatment, came out against the popular model of affirming children’s transgender identities and putting them on puberty blockers — a practice she was once involved in — in an interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Bradley started a pediatric gender clinic in 1975 aimed at treating children with gender dysphoria — a deep sense of discomfort with one’s body and biological sex — in which she offered a therapy-focused approach; most patients outgrew their feelings of being transgender over time, she told the DCNF. Around 2000, the clinic began prescribing puberty blockers to gender-dysphoric children as a way to alleviate their distress, a model which has since become widely adopted by medical establishments around the world, including in the U.S.
Bradley, who is now in her early eighties, expressed regret that the clinic had participated in the administration of puberty blockers for gender dysphoria, which she now believes can cement a child’s sense of confusion out of which they would likely otherwise grow. She also expressed concern about the drugs’ side effects. — The Daily Caller
Our Take: “Much like Covid and J6, this is another narrative that the deep state just won’t let go of.
They insist all these procedures are “safe”, when they are anything but. None of these procedures are reversible, added to which, this is just the tip of the iceberg insofar as information these folks are not given before these surgeries and/or procedures.
By the time they realize the damage done, it is far too late to go back. These people need help, not gender reassignment procedures. I predict it won’t be long before this topic begins boiling over. My guess is parents are not going to remain quiet as more and more truth about this evil agenda is unveiled.” — AbsoluteTruth1776
We hope you enjoyed this brief look back at the major news items you might have missed in this ever-escalating and ever-accelerating news cycle as the Information War continues to rage on around us.
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These child gender dysphoria folks need to be prosecuted. That they were wrong in hindsight is not sufficient. Furthermore this woke ideology came down from on high politically. The aims and justifications were and continue to be deeply political and deeply totalitarian in their aims. There is no justification at all.
If at all possible more information or articles on Dr. Bradley and any other doctors or therapists backtracking on gender reassignment. Right now our Kentucky legislators(some)are trying to push for bills to stop insane school districts from giving teachers the right to help students in transitioning without parental consent. We have bills stuck in committees now and Dems trying to attach ridiculous amendments. I know y’all are amazing researchers❤️