Banks and corporations pause political donations following Capitol violence
Banks and other big corporations have suspended Political Action Committee (PAC) donations following Wednesday’s U.S. Capitol violence.
Goldman Sachs is freezing PAC donations and will conduct “a thorough assessment of how people acted during this period,” a spokesman, Jake Siewert, told the New York Times.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. said they are pausing all PAC donations to Republicans and Democrats for the coming months.
JPMorgan Chase is halting donations for six months.
“There will be plenty of time for campaigning later,” said Peter Scher, JPMorgan Chase’s head of corporate responsibility.
Citigroup is postponing all campaign contributions for a quarter.
“We want you to be assured that we will not support candidates who do not respect the rule of law,” Candi Wolff, the Citigroup’s head of government affairs, said in a statement.
Other banks, including Bank of America and Wells Fargo, have not suspended political donations but are reviewing their corporate contribution strategy.
Meanwhile, other companies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance group and Marriott International Inc., are pausing donations to Republican lawmakers who objected to President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win.
Blue Cross Blue Shield said in a statement that lawmakers “voted to undermine our democracy.”
A spokesperson from Marriott told The Times it would pause donations from its PAC “to those who voted against certification of the election.”
More companies are expected to come forward in the coming days.
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Las Vegas Backyard UFO Encounter and Its Connection to Historic UFO Incidents
In a Las Vegas suburb, a family’s experience has put them into the realm of the unexplained. What started as a crashed object in their backyard and sightings of “non-human” beings has now unveiled a captivating connection to two historic UFO incidents—Trinity and Rendlesham Forest.
It was a late April night when the people of Las Vegas witnessed something extraordinary. Multiple witnesses, including law enforcement officers, observed a streak across the sky. Body cam footage from one of the responding police officers displays the spectacle. As reports flooded in from across eastern California, Nevada, and Utah, the American Meteor Society took note, hinting at a spectacle that defied easy explanation.
BREAKING: Police bodycam records UFO crash landing in Las Vegas
Residents call police saying a couple “not human” 8-10ft beings with big eyes in their backyard
Black SUVs reported in area that possibly took aircraft away & all video of backyard blacked out
Watch for yourself pic.twitter.com/0aPMVl7jV0
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) June 8, 2023
Responding to the call, two police officers were dispatched to investigate the strange occurrence. The body camera footage obtained from both officers captured their initial reactions, reflecting a mix of nerves and intrigue.
Conversations between officers and witnesses revealed astonishing claims, with one witness describing a “big creature” standing around 10 feet tall.
While one officer proceeded to inspect the backyard, the video footage from his body camera was redacted by Metro police due to privacy concerns, according to reports. Witnesses conveyed their belief in the sighting, despite expressing skepticism before. Simultaneously, another witness informed the police about an SUV circling the area, potentially adding another layer of mystery to the incident, according to reports.
But this was just the beginning.
As the incident unfolded, an web of connections emerged, drawing parallels to historical UFO encounters that have perplexed and fascinated humanity for decades. Among these, the Trinity Incident stands as a testament to the enduring mystery surrounding UFO phenomena.
The Trinity Incident, which transpired in, July 1945, was set against the backdrop of the world’s first atomic bomb test in New Mexico. Witnesses, present during the event, reported a peculiar sighting, a UFO defying the laws of physics, hovering near the blast. The incident became covered in secrecy due to its connection to the classified Manhattan Project. This led to the rise of speculation about extraterrestrial involvement and their interest in our technological advancements.
Fast forward to December 1980, when another chapter in UFO history was written, Rendlesham Forest, an event that unfolded near the RAF Woodbridge base in Suffolk, England. Military personnel stationed there encountered inexplicable lights and an otherworldly craft nestled amidst the forest. The Rendlesham Forest incident remains one of the most compelling UFO cases on record, captivating the world with its documented evidence, eyewitness testimonies, and subsequent investigations.
Now, as the Las Vegas incident captures global attention, trending on Twitter, its connection to these historical encounters become apparent. The connections are astonishing, a crashed object, sightings of strange beings upwards of 10 feet tall, and eyewitnesses who stand by their claims, just as those who witnessed the Trinity Incident and the events in Rendlesham Forest did.
What does this all mean?
In this connection of past and present, the Las Vegas backyard encounter serves as a gateway into the world of UFOs. It calls the worlds to explore the uncharted territories of the unknown, where the boundaries of our understanding are challenged.
As speculation continues to surround this perplexing event, the encounters with unidentified phenomena and the mention of “big creatures” with large gazing eyes, in a suburban backyard have left the community and investigators perplexed. The quest for answers in this unusual case remains ongoing, as locals ponder the possibility of an otherworldly presence.
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