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Authored by Andrew Phillips via RealClearEnergy,

The rise of AI data centers, growing electrification, and industrial growth is heralding a new era of U.S. power consumption. As our country advances, so too must our power grid. Building new transmission lines can take a significant amount of time and investment. With America’s growing power appetite not slowing down and an increasing need for renewables to meet net-zero targets, interim steps can be taken to ensure continued reliable, affordable electricity to keep pace with our growing economy.

Grid-enhancing technologies (GETs) can promote efforts to increase the capacity, efficiency, reliability, and safety of existing transmission lines. GETs are hardware and/or software that can reduce congestion costs and improve integration of renewables while increasing capacity and reliability. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, GETs can defer or reduce the need for significant investment in new infrastructure projects and increase the use of renewables by maximizing the capacity of the current infrastructure. Power companies are seeking all options for increasing delivery capacity to support energy transition objectives and large demand increases from AI and manufacturing growth. The recent Energy Future Forum, sponsored by RealClearEnergy, underscored the urgency of addressing these challenges (see the video linked above for the part from James Danly, previously Commissioner at FERC, on the subject). 

As DOE noted in its October 2023 “National Transmission Needs Study,” there is a pressing need for additional transmission infrastructure in nearly all regions of the country. Specifically, the study projected regional transmission capacity will need to more than double to 20% by 2035 and interregional capacity will need to grow more than five-fold. According to the study, significant transmission deployment is needed as soon as 2030 in the Plains, Midwest, and Texas regions. By 2040, large deployments will also be needed in the Mountain, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions

 

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And CBS tells the truth about these monsters

Yes, Israeli snipers target infants

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Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,

President Biden has not been seen in public since announcing he would not seek re-election on Sunday. Biden’s “resignation” was nothing more than a text-only post on Twitter/X—and we know that the president does not manage his own social media accounts. There has been no video of the president making an announcement, and the White House is apparently planning no press conference or official act of any kind. Biden has not been seen by anyone except his inner circle in days.

(We can contrast this situation with Lyndon Johnson’s televised address announcing his withdrawal from the 1968 presidential campaign.) 

This is, in the words of Glenn Greenwald, “strange.” Moreover, Biden’s silence is inexplicable if Biden actually made the decision to withdraw from the race. After all, Greenwald, notes, if Biden is “well enough to decide, then he’s well enough to speak.” Yet, following one of the most important announcements of his political career, Biden has disappeared, and few things could better illustrate how irrelevant Biden now is to the matter of who is actually running the executive branch of the United States government.

(We do have some audio of him speaking on a Monday phone call.) 

A chain of events like this is characteristic of a palace coup—something along the lines of the 1991 August Coup in the Soviet Union, had it succeeded. In such cases, the chief executive is marginalized and replaced at the discretion of high-ranking bureaucrats and elites from within the ruling government itself. 

It’s too early to get many facts about the details of what threats may have been used against Biden to get him to effectively step aside in favor of Kamala Harris.  What we do know, however, is that the president is essentially absent and it is Harris who is conducting public events at the White House

So, who is running the executive branch and the White House?

The fact that Biden himself is clearly not equipped for such a task has been undeniable since his performance at the presidential debate with Donald Trump last month.

Since then, the official gaslighting propaganda about how Biden is “sharp as a tack“ has been exposed as an obvious lie. 

Biden’s lack of any meaningful presence on the public stage does make it clear that someone other than Biden is running the White House, and someone is making decisions about policy. This could be an individual who is the de facto president, or it could be a group of people. If it is a group of people it is unknown if this group if coordinating decisions, of if these people are simply making decisions haphazardly as needed. Joe Biden’s inability to answer even basic questions during the debate makes it clear that Biden is not the one making these decisions, and he’s not equipped to manage the federal bureaucracy in any meaningful sense. 

For example, the White House yesterday released a memorandum further outsourcing the president’s duties to the State Department and the Treasury Department. That is, according to the memo, “the functions and authorities vested in the President by sections ... of the Rebuilding Economic Prosperity and Opportunity for Ukrainians Act” are delegated to technocrats. The president apparently can’t even personally make decisions in areas that the White House calls a priority.

For all the regime’s talk about “democracy,” it is undeniable at this point that the White House is actually run by unseen, unelected personnel who function in the shadows and are accountable only to the elites within their own ruling coalition.

 

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A court in Florida has rejected a bid from members of the Pulitzer Prize Board to throw out a case brought against them by former President Donald Trump.

Former President Donald Trump arrives at the 2024 Road to Majority Conference in Washington on June 22, 2024. (Madalina Vasiliu/The Epoch Times)

The board’s statement in 2022 standing behind its awards to several news outlets for reporting on former President Trump’s purported links to Russia is actionable because it is not merely opinion, Florida Circuit Court Judge Robert Pegg ruled on July 20.Defendants withheld valuable information from readers, including the process by which complaints against the awards were evaluated, according to the judge.

In the July 18, 2022, statement, the board said that it “carefully reviewed” complaints against the awards, which were given in 2018 to The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Both reviews were conducted by individuals with no connection to the institutions whose work was under examination, nor any connection to each other,” the board said at the time. “The separate reviews converged in their conclusions: that no passages or headlines, contentions or assertions in any of the winning submissions were discredited by facts that emerged subsequent to the conferral of the prizes.”

The brief statement, though, was not pure opinion because the board failed to identify any of the reviewers, reveal whether the reviewers had any connection to the board, and share the reviewers’ qualifications, Judge Pegg said.

“If the defendants’ statement had included the foregoing facts, an ordinary reader might have been able to evaluate whether they agreed with defendants’ decision not to revoke the prizes, and whether the underlying reporting had actually survived the factual disclosures of several subsequent government investigations unscathed,” the judge wrote. “Instead, the alleged defamatory statement implies no fewer than seven undisclosed sets of foundational facts, making the defendants’ statement actionable mixed opinion.

Under Florida law, people cannot sue over pure opinion.

The board did not respond to a request for comment.

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Meet Rambo, The Australian Shepherd Who Doesn't Trust Bridges
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This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold hits new all-time high of $2,460 in a highly volatile week, and the Bank of Japan pretends it can restore the yen. Gold breaks $2,460 on expectations of a September rate cut Gold has had one of the most volatile weeks in recent memory as it moved in a range of as much as $100. The main story in this volatility, of course, has been the hitting of another all-time high, this time $2,460.
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One comedian asked today if his audience was getting bored from slow-news days. Let’s consider the tumult: Over the weekend, President Joe Biden did what he said he would not do and quit his race for a second term as US president. He also endorsed Kamala Harris for the bid. Overnight millions and millions of mega-donor and celebrity donations poured in for Kamala and for the Democrats in general now that their favorite fossil was out of the race. And that was before they even “started up the fundraising machine.” Just as quickly, all 50 state-level DNC chairs endorsed her, ready to rock with anyone other than the guy who almost is a rock, and major donors are lining up at the telephone to host fundraising events by the hundreds.
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They know that we know that they're laundering money. They also know that nobody will do anything about it. What are you going to do? File a criminal charge through the Joe Biden/Merrick Garland Department of "justice"?
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Democrats hope they can just turn the page on Joe Biden by closing rank behind Kamala Harris.

It's not that easy.

The failed coverup of Biden's patently dire condition discredits everyone close to his White House – including his Vice President.

And it's still ongoing.

Biden should resign immediately. Every day he stays in office, Kamala and her West Wing co-conspirators are still complicit.

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There needs to be an investigation into a possible conspiracy among American political circles and the media to manipulate the public’s perceptions regarding President Joe Biden’s health, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said.

Biden announced on X (formerly Twitter) that he would not seek re-election in November, less than a month before the Democratic National Convention was scheduled to start in Chicago.

Commenting on his announcement in an interview with Russian media, Zakharova noted that it was highly unusual to have just a screenshot of a letter posted on social media rather than a video or audio statement.

“In the modern world, filled with post-truth and deep fakes, it’s very important to leave no room for speculation,” Zakharova said.

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More details about the bungled security setup at Donald Trump’s recent rally in Butler, Penn., have emerged to suggest that Secret Service stood down and did nothing after being notified that there was an individual with a weapon perched atop the American Glass Research facility just 150 years away from where Trump was speaking.

“KanekoaTheGreat” (@KanekoaTheGreat) tweeted on X that the police officer who confronted shooter Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, on the roof immediately radioed a “blanket tactical channel” that there was “an individual on the roof with a weapon.” This all happened minutes before Crooks started firing shots at Trump.

The notification to the blanket tactical channel should have alerted everyone on site, including both local law enforcement and Secret Service, that something suspicious was happening, so why did nobody respond by at least getting Trump out of harm’s way?

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The immigration restrictionist website VDARE has announced they're suspending the site within days after 25 years in operation due to relentless lawfare from New York Attorney General Letitia James.

VDARE founder Peter Brimelow made the announcement Tuesday on X. 
 

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After a three-year lull, Democrats and the media decided to revive the Black Lives Matter movement one single day after President Biden endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to replace him. 

Sonya Massey, a 36-year-old black woman with a history of mental illness, was shot by white Illinois deputy Sean Grayson on July 6 after he ordered her to drop a pot of boiling water but she instead appeared to lift it over her head and motioned to throw it at him. 

The video being shared everywhere has her out of frame when she motions as though she is about to throw the pot.

Webmaster addition: George Floyd 2.0!

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The past couple of weeks have truly been historic.  Take a moment and just consider some of the major events that we have witnessed.  Donald Trump got shot, Joe Biden dropped out of the race for president, and Kamala Harris quickly became the new presumptive nominee.  It is hard to remember a time when so much has happened in such a short period of time.  Now more bombshells have dropped, but because so much else is going on they are not getting the attention that they deserve.  The following are 3 major bombshells that everybody should be talking about right now…
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Q2 Earnings: Banc of California reported Q2 earnings of $0.10 per share, missing the estimated $0.19 per share. Year-Over-Year Comparison: Last year, the earnings were $0.32 per share, indicating a significant drop. Earnings Decline: The earnings have indeed crashed by 47.37%. Consistent Misses: The bank has failed to meet EPS estimates for the last four quarters.
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Police in Paris, France, documented an alleged gang rape on Monday after an unnamed Australian woman reportedly stumbled in front of a kebab shop accusing five men, whose identity reportedly remain unknown at press time, of capturing and raping her throughout the night from Saturday into Sunday.

The French newspaper Le Figaro reported that locals found the woman in front of the shop, apparently “drunk,” at 5 a.m. local time. Unnamed police sources told the newspaper that they woman described her alleged attackers as appearing “African,” but struggled to communicate as she only spoke English. The woman is believed to be a 25-year-old Australian tourist.

The incident has heightened fears of potential dangers in the French capital city for the thousands of international tourists expected to arrive this week for the opening of the 2024 Summer Olympics, which will formally begin on Friday. French President Emmanuel Macron has insisted that Paris is ready to host a safe and successful edition of the Games, but a wide variety of security concerns have caused anxiety among organizers, both involving violent street crime and political crime such as death threats against the Israeli Olympic team.

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Webmaster addition: And YOU paid for it!

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There’s a major shroud of mystery and unanswered questions hanging over the Trump assassination attempt, with new bizarre details coming out daily. The latest bombshell involves a mysterious ATF agent who appears to have secretly gotten involved in the case but has suddenly gone dark. Senator Ron Johnson is all over this new twist. If his findings hold water, they could blow the lid off the entire plot to kill President Trump. In short, according to Senator Johnson and his inside sources, a sniper team was the first on the roof, taking pictures of the scene and the dead shooter. Shockingly, they were approached by a man in a suit who they thought was from the Secret Service and were instructed to text those photos to a phone number that turned out to belong to an ATF agent. Now, attempts to contact this mysterious agent have failed because he’s gone completely dark.

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A group of anti-Israel protesters filled the rotunda inside the Cannon House Office Building on Tuesday to protest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s forthcoming speech to Congress.

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German luxury carmaker Porsche is slowing its transition to mostly electric vehicles because it will apparently take longer than planned.

The company made the announcement on Monday after having set a goal for 80 percent of sales to be electric by 2030, according to Reuters.

It is important to note that the Porsche Taycan, which the automaker describes as “an amazing electric sports car,” is priced starting at $99,400, per the company’s website.

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