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The Fall of Silicon Valley Bank – Unprecedented Aftershocks

On March 10th, 2023, the financial world was rocked by news of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) seizing the assets of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The bank’s announcement of a $1.8 billion loss was the catalyst for the largest bank failure since the 2008 recession, and the second-largest in US history after Washington Mutual’s collapse.

The immediate impact of SVB’s collapse was a run on the bank by depositors who feared that their investments were in jeopardy. Many tech workers and start-up firms had invested heavily in the bank, and they were at risk of losing everything. The collapse of SVB also raised concerns about a contagion in the tech industry, as many start-ups relied on the bank as their sole creditor.

This turn of events has sent shockwaves through the tech industry, which heavily relies on SVB for financial services. With around $209 billion in assets, SVB was not just any bank; it was a crucial part of the Silicon Valley ecosystem, providing funding and credit to start-ups and tech workers alike. The loss of SVB could devastate the tech sector, leaving many firms unable to make payroll and triggering mass layoffs.

The ripple effect of SVB’s collapse is not limited to the tech industry. The failure of a bank of this size and importance can have implications for the entire financial system. Customers who have invested heavily in SVB, including many start-up firms, risk losing all their savings as the FDIC can only insure up to $250,000. This risk highlights the importance of diversifying investments and not relying on one institution for all financial needs.

The FDIC has assured customers that they will have full access to their insured deposits no later than Monday morning, and uninsured depositors will receive an advance dividend within the next week. However, the amount of deposits in excess of the insurance limits was undetermined at the time of the bank’s closing. The FDIC will have the difficult task of unwinding the complex web of financial services provided by SVB, including personal mortgages and other financial services.

The collapse of SVB underscores the need for prudent financial planning and management by start-up firms. Many CEOs were faced with a tough choice when news of SVB’s collapse broke out: either pull their cash and go into default on their debt or risk losing everything if the bank failed. This risk could have been mitigated by diversifying investments and having backup plans in place.

The collapse of SVB also raises concerns about contagion in the banking industry. Experts predict that other banks may be in jeopardy, leading customers to withdraw their funds from other banks and potentially triggering a domino effect on the financial system. This risk highlights the importance of vigilance and diversification in the financial world.

In conclusion, the collapse of SVB is a lesson to be learned for many start-ups and the financial industry as a whole. It underscores the need for diversification and backup plans, as well as the importance of prudent financial planning and management. The FDIC will have the difficult task of unwinding the complex web of financial services provided by SVB, and the tech industry faces a period of uncertainty and potential mass layoffs. It remains to be seen what the long-term effects of SVB’s collapse will be, but it serves as a stark reminder of the importance of vigilance and risk management in the financial world.




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Crime has vaulted near the top of voters’ concerns, just after the economy and inflation. According to Gallup, 80 percent of Americans worry “a great deal” or a “fair amount” about crime, the highest level in two decades.


Such fears pose yet another midterm election hurdle for Democrats, on top of public angst over soaring prices and President Biden’s dismal public approval ratings.


As a former prosecutor, substitute judge, legal advocate for children, state Senator, and as a legislator, Jennifer Wexton should be well aware that our society is a dangerous place. Wexton should understand that our children, the elderly, and everyone else in between needs to be protected from violent criminals and repeat offenders. She ignores this and advocates on their behalf with light sentences, “no cash bail”, Criminal Justice Reform, and Restorative Justice.


Do you recall the rape of a (15) year old girl in a Loudoun County High School bathroom in May 2021 by a transgendered student? If this wasn’t bad enough, “Criminal Justice Reform” allowed for the rapists sentenced to be reduced, removing him from the sexual assault registry and providing supervised probation. To make matters worse, the Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler IGNORED the federally mandated processes and procedures when incidents of this nature occur, and now Wexton is abolishing Title IX protections under HR5-Equality Act.


Jennifer Wexton got the ball rolling on the rapists lenient sentence by introducing Bill NO. 1082 in 2017, which passed (and she’s proud of it, see video during meeting with NAACP).

In 2019, Wexton proudly endorsed Buta Biberaj for Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney. Prior to being elected, Biberaj was the legal redress for the Loudoun NAACP; this is not an insignificant detail. Biberaj also belongs to the Virginia Progressive Prosecutors For Justice. The VPPFJ’s primary goal is “Criminal Justice Reform” or “Restorative Justice”.


Wexton, Biberaj are closely aligned Progressive ideologues and share questionable associations with a variety of organizations and people.

Who could forget the Black Lives Matter riots of 2020 over George Floyd. Wexton is so radical that she sponsored the “George Floyd Justice Policing Act” (defund the police) and the “Mental Health Justice Act” that allowed for increased funding for social workers that are meant to take the place of police officers around the country.


These are only a few examples of what Wexton and the Progressive Democrats “Criminal Justice Reform” and “Restorative Justice” look like for Public Safety:


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