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From Green Doubt to Red Seas: Political Firing Mysteries

From green energy skepticism to Red Sea tensions, political filings to academic firings, and digital control to financial predictions, we’re diving deep into the day’s most intriguing stories.

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In the realm of energy, petroleum geologist Art Berman has voiced skepticism about the feasibility of a green revolution. Berman argues that renewable energy sources are not capable of replacing fossil fuels, and that the real issue lies in biophysical overshoot. He emphasizes the interconnectedness of population growth, energy consumption, carbon emissions, and the ecological footprint, suggesting that reducing energy consumption is the primary solution. Despite the push for efficiency and net zero policies, Berman believes achieving the necessary level of efficiency is unlikely within the timeframe of urgency for climate change and the ecosystem.

Meanwhile, geopolitical tensions in the Red Sea are causing ripples of concern for the US economy. Houthi rebels attacking commercial vessels have disrupted global trade and increased shipping costs, with potential implications for the energy, transportation, and precious metals sectors. The closure of the Bab Al-Mandeb Strait, leading to the Suez Canal, could force ships to take longer routes, increasing fuel costs and disrupting supply chains. The situation is being closely monitored by the White House and the Pentagon.

In the political sphere, a recent filing in Pennsylvania seeks to disqualify Republican Rep. Scott Perry from running for office, expanding the 14th Amendment theory. This move is seen as part of a larger trend where Democrats are attempting to label their opponents as “insurrectionists” for questioning the election of President Biden. Critics argue that this theory, if successful, could be used against any candidate without criminal charges or convictions, and call on the Supreme Court to reject it.

On the academic front, recent firings of university presidents have sparked debates about free speech rights for college students. Accusations of plagiarism and permitting anti-Israel or anti-Semitic speech on campus have led to these dismissals. The role of wealthy individuals in pressuring institutions and the creation of a blacklist for students critical of Israel are also under scrutiny.

In the world of high-profile mysteries, questions surrounding the life and death of Jeffrey Epstein continue to linger. His brother, Mark Epstein, has expressed doubts about the official suicide ruling and believes that Jeffrey was murdered. He points to inconsistencies in the autopsy report and questions the actions of the guards and the lack of investigation into other inmates on the cell block.

In the digital realm, the concept of Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) is gaining traction, with organizations such as the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation promoting it. Critics suggest that DPI, which consists of digital identity, digital payments, and data exchange, could be seen as a form of control, likening it to a “digital concentration camp.”

Finally, in the financial sector, Arthur Hayes, the CIO of Maelstrom, has warned of a potential market crash in March due to the depletion of the Federal Reserve’s reverse repo program and the expiry of a crucial funding facility for troubled banks. He predicts a 20-30% plunge in Bitcoin’s price, but expects a quick rebound. Other crypto analysts have also forecasted a correction for crypto markets, suggesting reducing exposure due to overheating.

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Depletion of Fed's Reverse Repo Program and Expiry of Crucial Funding Facility Could Trigger Market Crash, Warns Maelstrom CIO

I am preparing for a vicious washout of all the crypto tourists in March of this year,” he wrote. “I loaded up on crypto in the second half of 2023, and I believe now until April is a no-trade zone in terms of the addition of risk.

Source | Submitted by newsbuoy

The Rise of Digital Public Infrastructure: A Step Towards a Global "Digital Concentration Camp"

“Digital public infrastructure” is a friendly space lizard euphemism for “you will be cattle-tagged and you will like it.”

Source | Submitted by nils-grimley

Unanswered Questions Surrounding Jeffrey Epstein's Life and Death

Well, the overwhelming evidence suggests that he was, in fact, murdered, and that the US government, including the Attorney General of the United States, covered up that murder.

Source | Submitted by nils-grimley

University Presidents Fired Amidst Plagiarism and Controversy over Israel Criticism

The real taboo ideas are the ones that you can’t say without actually being punished.

Source | Submitted by nils-grimley

Expansion of 14th Amendment Theory Threatens Republican Candidates on Ballots

If the challenges work, there is no reason they can’t be used unilaterally against any candidate (and without any criminal charges, let alone convictions).

Source | Submitted by bcoop

White House Warns of Potential Economic Impact from Red Sea Turmoil

The White House has warned that the potential for higher shipping costs to affect the U.S. economy amid diversion of ships from the Red Sea will depend on how long Houthi rebels sustain their attacks on commercial vessels.

Source | Submitted by rhollenb

The Limitations of Renewable Energy and the Need to Reduce Overall Energy Consumption

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Source | Submitted by rhollenb

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