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The United Kingdom, After America || Peter Zeihan

The United Kingdom, After America || Peter Zeihan

The UK never quite came to terms with the end of its empire. Once the Brits joined the EU, they latched onto Europe for everything they needed and skipped over the transition that all the other imperial powers went through. So, they were already outdated, but had a crutch to rely on; then Brexit hit and it left the UK stumbling and fumbling.

With the UK’s future up in the air, there’s really only two paths forward. First, they could seek out new trade deals globally, but they’ll have to find some new non-imperialistic tactics to do so. Second, they could swallow their pride and nestle up under the Americans’ wings.

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Stand up & Cheer #2

Stand up & Cheer #2

Watch this second episode of “Stand Up and Cheer” 2024 for Tournament Preview and News for Midcoast Maine high schools. In this episode of “Stand Up and Cheer”, long-time Midcoast sports broadcaster and Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Charlie Crockett, will fill you in on the basketball tournament brackets and and the game times for basketball teams from Camden Hills, Islesboro, Lincoln Academy, Medomak Valley and Oceanside. In upcoming episodes, we will have the latest game results, exciting game play highlights, updated brackets and game time schedules. We also will be posting full length replays of the tournament games as well as more “Vintage Basketball ” games, featuring exciting midcoast high school basketball games from 1990’s to the 2020’s.

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2024 Stand Up and Cheer – Episode # 1

2024 Stand Up and Cheer – Episode # 1

Watch this first episode of “Stand Up and Cheer” 2024 for Tournament Preview and News for Midcoast Maine high schools. In the first episode of “Stand Up and Cheer”, long-time Midcoast sports broadcaster and Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Charlie Crockett, will fill you in on the basketball tournament brackets and and the game times for basketball teams from Camden Hills, Islesboro, Lincoln Academy, Medomak Valley and Oceanside. In upcoming episodes, we will have the latest game results, exciting game play highlights, updated brackets and game time schedules. We also will be posting full length replays of the tournament games as well as more “Vintage Basketball ” games, featuring exciting midcoast high school basketball games from 1990’s to the 2020’s.

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The Geopolitics of Winter: Snow’s Impact on Agriculture || Peter Zeihan

The Geopolitics of Winter: Snow’s Impact on Agriculture || Peter Zeihan

Historically, regions with a cold winter season have been more conducive to growing crops capable of feeding large populations, such as soy, wheat, rice, and corn. However, the industrialization and development of fuels and fertilizers has enabled these crops to be grown in areas previously unsuitable for agriculture.

These advances gave way to increases in population and the cultivation of new lands, but is it sustainable? As soon as places like Brazil or China can no longer import the inputs necessary to grow enough crops to feed their populations, we’re in for a rude awakening…

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The Collapse of Global Maritime Shipping || Peter Zeihan

The Collapse of Global Maritime Shipping || Peter Zeihan

No matter how much bubble wrap and caution tape we slap onto global maritime shipping, the industry has found itself in quite a predicament.

Despite the Ukraine War, a drought impacting the Panama Canal, Houthi attacks in Yemen, widespread piracy, and mounting geopolitical tensions in the South China Sea (yes, that is a lot of disruptions), the maritime shipping system has not cracked yet. However, it is very, very, very fragile.

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New Writing Group at Thomaston Public Library Offers Creative Haven for Writers

New Writing Group at Thomaston Public Library Offers Creative Haven for Writers

Thomaston Public Library is excited to announce the launch of a new writing group aimed at fostering creativity and community among prose writers of all genres and skill levels. The writing group will convene on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, starting in February, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the conference room at Thomaston Public Library, located at 60 Main Street in Thomaston.

The writing group provides a welcoming space for writers to connect with others, share their work, receive constructive feedback, and refine their craft. The meetings are designed to be a unique blend of an accountability group, a feedback forum, and a platform for engaging writing exercises.

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