Can Liberals Survive the Apocalypse? This is Funny!

Read more on this subject: Philosophy: Liberalism
News Story Source: https://www.youtube.com
Doomsday Prepper’s conservative off grid living and survival expert, Rick Austin (AKA The Survivalist Gardener) and the founder of Prepper Camp, teaches the Daily Show’s liberal Desi Lydic about survival and prepping.

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Interview 1405 – Gerry Docherty on the Hidden History of WWI

Read more on this subject: Corbett ReportNews Story Source: https://www.corbettreport.comGerry Docherty, co-author with Jim MacGregor of Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War, joins us for an in-depth discussion about the real origi… Continue reading

Running a 5000btu air conditioner on Harbor Freight solar panels?

Read more on this subject: Science, Medicine and TechnologyNews Story Source: https://www.youtube.comin this video I test out a 5000 BTU air conditioner with 150 watts of Harbor Freight solar panels, 352 amp hours of deep cycle batteries, and a power i… Continue reading

Ecuador is feeling pain of China loans

Read more on this subject: Ecuador
News Story Source: https://www.heraldmailmedia.com By Chris Kraul
A onetime ally and now bitter enemy of Correa, Moreno and his government are straining under a huge budget deficit caused partly by obligations to the Chinese, whose loans financed roads, dams, schools and office buildings during Correa’s time in office from 2007 to 2017.

Ecuador is one of several Latin American countries that in recent years benefited from China’s lending spree. Like other loans China has made in the region, those to Ecuador are partially payable with shipments of natural resources — oil, in Ecuador’s case — which China needs to stoke its fast-growing economy.

Correa was a close ally of Venezuela’s socialist, anti-U.S. President Hugo Chavez and saw Chinese loans as attractive because the Asian giant made no political or ideological demands, and the loans were a way of thumbing his nose at Uncle Sam, analysts say.

But terms of Ecuador’s $6.5 billion in Chinese debt have become onerous with the global decline in the price of oil,
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Justice Thomas Blasts Supreme Court for Sidestepping Planned Parenthood…

Read more on this subject: Justice and Judges
News Story Source: https://www.lifenews.com, Micaiah Bilger
On Monday, six of the nine justices refused to take two cases out of Kansas and Louisiana where lower courts refused to allow the states to defund the nation’s biggest abortion business.

Both states, and several others, moved to revoke taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood after videos exposed the abortion giant allegedly selling the body parts of aborted babies. Planned Parenthood sued the states, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Kansas cannot defund Planned Parenthood, despite an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into its aborted baby body parts trade.

Then, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a similar effort by Arkansas to defund the abortion chain in 2017. Because of the circuit split,  pro-life groups thought Supreme Court would take up the case.

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Foreign investors spurn U.S. Treasuries as curve threatens to invert

Read more on this subject: Business/ Commerce
News Story Source: https://www.reuters.com by Tomo Uetake
Overseas investors are reviewing their investments or shunning Treasuries as rates at the short end rise above those at the longer end and make it unprofitable for holders of these bonds to hedge their currency risks.

The difference between short- and long-term bond rates, or the yield curve, has contracted in recent weeks as rising U.S. interest rates meet growing doubts the world’s biggest economy may be slowing down, weighing on longer-dated yields.

And as short-term yields move higher than longer-term yields, the cost of hedging exposure to the U.S. dollar has gone up.

“There is the whole issue of hedging costs. That is the one thing that was inconsequential at the start of the year but now it is sizeable,” said Paul O’Connor, head of multi-asset at Janus Henderson in London, whose firm manages $378.1 billion in assets.  

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IMF warns storm clouds are gathering for next financial crisis

Read more on this subject: Central Banks/Banking
News Story Source: https://www.theguardian.com by Richard Partington
The storm clouds of the next global financial crisis are gathering despite the world financial system being unprepared for another downturn, the deputy head of the International Monetary Fund has warned.

David Lipton, the first deputy managing director of the IMF, said that “crisis prevention is incomplete” more than a decade on from the last meltdown in the global banking system.

“As we have put it, ‘fix the roof while the sun shines’. But, like many of you, I see storm clouds building and fear the work on crisis prevention is incomplete.”

Lipton said individual nation states alone would lack the firepower to combat the next recession, while calling on governments to work together to tackle the issues that could spark another crash.

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Take A Tour Of The Tesla Gigafactory: Video

Read more on this subject: Energy
News Story Source: https://insideevs.com, BY STEVEN LOVEDAY
We’ve been told time and time again that touring the Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada is an incredible experience. Sadly, we have not yet had the opportunity, however, we have toured the Fremont factory, and it proved fascinating.

The Reno Gazette Journal recently shared a video of a Gigafactory tour. It’s headed up by Vice President of Operations for the Tesla Gigafactory, Chris Lister. The video tour, albeit brief, takes us through multiple areas of the battery factory. We get to see the Panasonic section where cells are made, as well as completed battery cells and battery packs. The tour moves on to show drive unit operations for the Tesla Model 3.

Lister talks about the high level of intensity that comes with changing the world. He notes that Gigafactory operations move at a brisk pace and there is constant ramp up and expansion underway. Chris reminds us that the facility is far from complete and that goals are highly ambitious. Perha
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Daimler Orders $22.8 Billion Worth Of Lithium-Ion Battery Cells

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News Story Source: https://insideevs.com, BY MARK KANE
The deals seems to be signed, but the German manufacturer didn’t disclose which companies it would buy from. We could only assume that’s because at this scale, there are several suppliers (safe bet is LG Chem and SK Innovation).

The number of electrified cars (hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric) sold under Mercedes-Benz and smart will increase to 130 by 2022 (plus vans, buses and trucks). By 2025, the company expects that all-electric cars alone will be responsible for 15-25% of its total sales volume.

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars:

“Our electric offensive continues to gain momentum. After investing billions of euros in the development of the electric fleet and the expansion of our global battery network, we are now taking the next step: With the purchase of battery cells for more than 20 billion euros, we are systematically pushing forward with the transformation into the electric futur
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The Impending Big Auto/Oil Implosion Explained: Video

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News Story Source: https://insideevs.com, BY STEVEN LOVEDAY
Zac and Jesse from Now You Know have a series they call “In Depth.” Essentially, it’s like a video OpEd. They pick an interesting topic and dissect it. This recent episode is based on an article by Ross Tessien in Seeking Alpha entitled “EVs, Oil, And ICE: Impact By 2023 And Beyond.” They’re clear to point out that although Seeking Alpha can be an anti-Tesla outlet, this is not the case with Tessien’s article. Instead, Ross submits fascinating and heavily researched articles to the publication.

Tessien’s article mentions Tesla, Rivian, and legacy OEMS and focuses on the impact of EVs on the oil industry and gas-powered cars. Ross believes that ICE car sales will plummet by 50 percent by 2025. He also sees a major surplus of oil by 2023, followed by about one billion electric cars on the road globally by 2031. The 22-page article is highly detailed, contains plenty of interesting graphs, and is not a simple read. However, w
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