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futureUniversal Basic Income Candidate Could Emerge From Crowded 2020 Field

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Andrew Yang was an entrepreneur and is now running for the President of the USA for 2020 on the issues of Universal Basic Income. medicare for all and human-centered capitalism. He was CEO of a test prep company that reached …

californiaCalifornia Governor Newsome Wants to Complete High-Speed Rail From Merced to Bakersfield

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Newsom said California will complete a 110-mile (177 km) high-speed rail link between Merced and Bakersfield. This would not meet the requirements of the original bond measure. California had originally planned to build a 520-mile system in the first phase …

energyTaiwan’s Ruling DPP Will Continue Nuclear Phaseout Against the Will of the People

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Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) made public a revised national energy policy to continue a nuclear energy phaseout despite a vote by the people of Taiwan to continue using nuclear power. The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has determined …

futureVenezuela National Guard and Low-Income Base Demonstrating Against Maduro

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Forbes and other news sources are reporting that Venezuela’s National Guard and Maduro’s low-income base are involved in demonstrations against the current regime. The Miami Herald indicates there will be a large anti-government march. Jan. 23 marks the 61st anniversary …

politicsPelosi Will Betray California Because It is the Smart Move

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The Republican Senate and the Democratic House will betray the states that are electorally safe. This will be the smart move. They will try to put extra money and programs into the battleground states. States like California will be even …

californiaCalifornia’s High Speed Rail Project Will Collapse Within Four Years

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There is a new report on the cost overruns on the California High-Speed rail project. Those no longer matter. The project will not get any meaningful money to complete any useful part. I predict this project will collapse within four …

controverialGoogle is Negligent in Allowing Vandalization But Fixing It is Tricky and Dangerous

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Google is negligent by not having the software coded mechanisms to prevent or rapidly repair vandalization of search results. People can use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and other means to adjust search results. There are ways that people can manipulate …

energyExamining Challenges and Chances for a Successful Coup in Venezuela

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Nextbigfuture wrote several articles in early 2018, where we looked at the rapid economic and social collapse in Venezuela and believed it would lead to a military coup. Nextbigfuture predicted the coup would happen by the end of 2018. There …

militaryRussia Controls the Black Sea and Ukraine Needs to Join the EU

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The Russian coastguard opened fire on two artillery boats and a tug belonging to Ukraine which it claimed had made an unauthorized passage through Russia’s waters. Two of the craft, the Berdyansk and the Nikopol, were damaged and six crew …

energyTaiwan Votes for Nuclear Power

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Taiwanese voters on Saturday decisively rejected the government’s phase-out of nuclear power, 59% to 41%. After shutting down a nuclear reactor, Taiwan had a black-out in 2017 that threatened the vital semiconductor industry. A Trend Survey Research poll commissioned by …