The Russians have been aggressive in their promotional tactics for their new Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine. On February 5, 2021, the NY Times reported “Russian Vaccine Promotions Undercut U.S.-Made Shots” (see: http://nyti.ms/3cSg6sBm, which is also a photo source). According to the Times, the Russians are harnessing Spanish-language social media and the official Twitter… Continue reading Russian Covid Vaccine in Latin America: Disinformation or Aggressive Marketing?
The Underrated Virtue of Moderation
A priest I went to college with was on Pints With Aquinas recently. He became a Benedictine after college, and I knew him to be a truly humble, holy, and sensible guy. He spoke of the history of Benedictine monasticism and how St. Benedict had “an appreciation of the limits of our humanity.” Before I… Continue reading The Underrated Virtue of Moderation
Household Net Worth Hits Record $137 Trillion, Up $25.6 Trillion Since COVID
Another quarter, another record high in (mostly 0.01%er) household net worth. The Fed’s latest Flow of Funds report released at noon today showed the latest snapshot of the US “household” sector as of March 31 2021, which confirmed that one year after the biggest drop in household net worth on record when $8 trillion was… Continue reading Household Net Worth Hits Record $137 Trillion, Up $25.6 Trillion Since COVID
Cyclical Vs Non-Cyclical Stocks: What Are The Differences
The stock market offers attractive opportunities of trading different types of stocks. While the moves of the stock market itself affect all stocks, there are plenty of other factors – from the fundamentals of a company to overall economy. Today, we shall discuss detailed differences between cyclical and non-cyclical stocks. So, let’s get started! Cyclical stocks Cyclical… Continue reading Cyclical Vs Non-Cyclical Stocks: What Are The Differences
Mysterious Updates (Bigfoot, Great Pyramid, JFK, Weight Loss, Dyatlov Pass, Skinwalker Ranch, UFOs)
Podcast: Download MYS150: Since Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World began, Jimmy and Dom have covered numerous mysteries in 150 episodes. And because Jimmy is always doing research, he wants to update listeners on what he’s learned since originally covering these fascinating topics. Get all new episodes automatically and for free:Follow using the RSS feed | Follow using Apple Podcasts |… Continue reading Mysterious Updates (Bigfoot, Great Pyramid, JFK, Weight Loss, Dyatlov Pass, Skinwalker Ranch, UFOs)
DNA Jumps Between Animal Species. No One Knows How Often.
To survive in the frigid ocean waters around the Arctic and Antarctica, marine life evolved many defenses against the lethal cold. One common adaptation is the ability to make antifreezing proteins (AFPs) that prevent ice crystals from growing in blood, tissues and cells. It’s a solution that has evolved repeatedly and independently, not just in… Continue reading DNA Jumps Between Animal Species. No One Knows How Often.
A Patented Story of the TourniQuick® Rapid Deployment System
The 3 1/2 year experience of undertaking our first Utility Patent for ITS and our TourniQuick® Pouch, has been real… but not real fun. Pull up a chair and I’ll tell you all about it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very fortunate to have the ability to have created and brought the TourniQuick® to market,… Continue reading A Patented Story of the TourniQuick® Rapid Deployment System
Russia’s Dilemma – How The Open Internet Challenges Governmental Control
We often hear about China’s ability to censor the Internet and in effect put up the “Great Digital Wall” around the country. But what about Russia? Surely they are wont to close their information borders to shield their autocratic government from criticism. The NY Times February 21, 2021 ran the same article with… Continue reading Russia’s Dilemma – How The Open Internet Challenges Governmental Control
Revival of Apostolic Men – SpiritualDirection.com
Recently, my two youngest stood on the church steps following Mass to pose for a picture. My daughter posed like a princess and my son contorted his features into a striking semblance of a howling warrior– squatting, fists raised, ready for battle. Our family has taken dozens of similar photos over the last twenty years… Continue reading Revival of Apostolic Men – SpiritualDirection.com
$1.2 Trillion Manchin-Backed Infrastructure Plan Reached By Bipartisan Group Of Senators
Update (1900ET): The bipartisan group has agreed to pitch a $1.2 trillion eight-year infrastructure spending package to the Biden administration, according to Bloomberg, citing an anonymous source familiar with the deliberations. The proposal is notably backed by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), and calls for $579 billion in net new spending “beyond outlays that Congress was… Continue reading $1.2 Trillion Manchin-Backed Infrastructure Plan Reached By Bipartisan Group Of Senators