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Essequibo Conundrum: Trumped-up Debt Sparks Global Ripples

From the Essequibo dispute to Trump’s potential ballot return, and the global economy’s shifting sands to the WHO’s complexification tactics, we’re navigating the world’s geopolitical, economic, and health minefields.

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In the realm of international relations, Venezuela and Guyana are set to address the longstanding dispute over the Essequibo region, a territory that constitutes two-thirds of Guyana’s land. The conflict, rooted in colonial-era claims by the Spanish, Dutch, and British, has seen various attempts at resolution, including the 1966 Geneva agreement and a referral to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by the UN in 2018. The ICJ affirmed its jurisdiction over the matter earlier this year, with a trial set for spring. The recent aggressive stance of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, coupled with the involvement of US oil company Exxon and the lifting of certain sanctions on Venezuela by President Biden, adds complexity to the geopolitical landscape.

Meanwhile, a network of leftist organizations, spearheaded by Indivisible, is allegedly working to prevent former President Donald Trump from returning to the ballot. These organizations, which have grown in influence since the 2016 election, are employing legal strategies to target Trump, including filing lawsuits and pushing for his indictment.

In economic news, the global economy is experiencing significant shifts due to the rise of China, Russia, and Iran. These geopolitical changes, along with conflicts in Yemen and Iran, have potential implications for global trade and inflation. The US economy, despite a solid growth rate of 5.8% in Q4, is grappling with a debt spike of 8.2%, leading to a worsening debt-to-GDP ratio of 121.7%.

In the environmental sector, the 30 by 30 agenda, which aims to permanently protect 30% of the world’s land and oceans by 2030, is under scrutiny. Critics argue that the science behind the agenda is flawed and that it seeks to gain control over private land.

In the media landscape, independent investigative journalist Whitney Webb emphasizes the importance of independent journalism and the need for public scrutiny of powerful figures like Elon Musk. Webb also highlights the potential co-opting of Bitcoin by powerful institutions and the need for personal responsibility in the face of regulatory pushes.

In the health sector, the World Health Organization (WHO) is accused of using complexification tactics to deceive and outsmart others. Critics argue that the WHO is spreading disinformation and potentially compromising national sovereignty through its treaty provisions.

Finally, in the European Union, a ban on cash payments over €10,000 is seen by some as an infringement on freedom. Critics argue that the push to eliminate cash is driven by a desire to eliminate anonymity and have complete knowledge of people’s purchases and activities. In Austria, high energy prices, inflation, and warm weather have led to a decrease in CO2 emissions, but skepticism about climate change and the government’s taxation policies persist.

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European Union Bans Cash Payments Over €10,000, Raising Concerns Over Privacy and Freedom

The European Union has now banned cash payments over €10,000. Uh, that really sucks. I think that really infringes our freedom.

Source | Submitted by Shplad

US Debt-to-GDP Ratio Worsens as Economy Grows and Debt Spikes

The Debt-to-GDP ratio worsened to 121.7% at the end of Q4, after having already risen in the prior two quarters.

Source | Submitted by rhollenb

Independent Journalist Whitney Webb Discusses Media Manipulation, Rise of Tyranny, and Potential Co-opting of Bitcoin

Whitney Webb left mainstream media to pursue independent investigative journalism, a decision driven by her commitment to sharing accurate information and encouraging readers to do their own research.

Source | Submitted by kenwdelong

“Environmentalists Pushing for 30 by 30 Agenda to Control Private Land, Says Expert”

This is not about conservation. This is about control. It's private land they're targeting.

Source | Submitted by Slin

World Health Organization’s Global Pandemic Agreement Under Scrutiny for Potential Deception and Loss of Sovereignty

The powers behind the WHO throne knew they could only win if they could outsmart us. And they had the ability to pay for the world’s finest sociopathic lawyers. They had to sneak the bad stuff past us.

Source | Submitted by Slin

“Speaker Discusses Geopolitical Shifts, China-US War, Houthi Blockade, and More”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7exjLSxKenE

Source | Submitted by rhollenb

Leftist Network Led by Indivisible Behind Push to Remove Trump from 2024 Ballot, Breitbart News Reports

The level of influence and control that this leftist network has over elected officials is essentially unprecedented in world history.

Source | Submitted by bcoop

Venezuela and Guyana Meet to Address Longstanding Dispute over Essequibo Region

The prevailing western sentiment asserts that slavery, indentureship and colonialism are mere relics of the past, holding no sway over the future. Such a stance, characterised by intellectual laziness, belies the historical threads woven through the Caribbean islands – a constellation of minuscule paradises whose tumultuous pasts continue to reverberate.

Source | Submitted by rhollenb

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