On May 19, 2021 I read an article from Politico about the current Pentagon weighs keeping Trump-era change to ‘psychological operations’ (See: https://politi.co/2S8fS8q). The article leads with: “In the final months of the Trump administration, then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper quietly moved to let the military run influence campaigns — often called “psyops” — more… Continue reading What Does Vlad Putin Know That Joe Biden Doesn’t?
Blessed Are You: The Clean of Heart
Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God (Matt. 5:8) The cleaner of heart we are, the fewer dark corners do we cherish in our heart for depositing ideas of which we are extremely fond and on which no other ideas shall be allowed to intrude. These are the dark corners to… Continue reading Blessed Are You: The Clean of Heart
Guatemala’s President Says Biden Admin’s Unclear Messaging On Illegal Immigration Fueled Border Surge
Authored by Tom Ozimek via The Epoch Times, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei criticized the Biden administration for unclear messaging on immigration that he said contributed to the border surge. Then President-elect Alejandro Giammattei speaks during a interview with AFP in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Aug. 12, 2019. (Johan Ordonez/AFP via Getty Images) Giammattei told Fox News that, “You can… Continue reading Guatemala’s President Says Biden Admin’s Unclear Messaging On Illegal Immigration Fueled Border Surge
What is a Thinly Traded Stock?
If you’re new to the trading world, you might hear traders say that a stock is “thinly traded” in conversation and get a bit confused. No worries, because you’ll come to see that us traders come up with loads of jargon for the simplest of concepts and most of the time there’s no complex… Continue reading What is a Thinly Traded Stock?
The Medical Mystery of “the Toxic Woman” (Gloria Ramirez, Toxic Lady)
Podcast: Download MYS155: In 1994, a young woman was rushed to an ER and as she was being treated bizarre things started to happen to the nurses and doctors. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli look at what happened to Gloria Ramirez and the hospital staff and what could explain the strange events surrounding her death.… Continue reading The Medical Mystery of “the Toxic Woman” (Gloria Ramirez, Toxic Lady)
The Mystery at the Heart of Physics That Only Math Can Solve
Over the past century, quantum field theory has proved to be the single most sweeping and successful physical theory ever invented. It is an umbrella term that encompasses many specific quantum field theories — the way “shape” covers specific examples like the square and the circle. The most prominent of these theories is known as… Continue reading The Mystery at the Heart of Physics That Only Math Can Solve
The Kepler Cardigan from PDW: Versatile Insulation
A quality midlayer is probably the most overlooked piece of outdoor apparel around. Softshells, hardshells and merino baselayers grab most of the attention, but to stay comfortable in mixed conditions, a good midlayer is critical. It must protect from heat loss, wick away moisture and ensure enough ventilation to prevent overheating. It should also be… Continue reading The Kepler Cardigan from PDW: Versatile Insulation
Takeaways from the Biden-Moon Summit: Three Observations on China
When U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held their first summit on May 21, North Korea was not the only elephant in the room. Rather, in the broader context of the Biden administration’s foreign policy priorities and the Moon government’s own geopolitical concerns, China was probably the larger presence. Judging by… Continue reading Takeaways from the Biden-Moon Summit: Three Observations on China
Solemnity of Corpus Christi: The Body and Blood of Christ
Corpus Christi Presence of God – “The eternal tide flows hid in living bread.That with its heavenly life too be fed …”(John of the Cross, Poems). MEDITATION We have gone, step by step, in the course of the liturgical year, from the consideration of the mysteries of the life of Jesus to the contemplation of… Continue reading Solemnity of Corpus Christi: The Body and Blood of Christ
Public Health Officials Stumped As Southern States’ Vaccination Rate Continues To Drag
Less than a week ago, we reported that the US COVID-19 vaccination scheme had fallen dramatically in recent weeks, likely a factor of a drop in new cases combined with an easing of facemask requirements. And as President Biden scrambles to hit his July 4 target to vaccinate more than 70% of adults, a goal… Continue reading Public Health Officials Stumped As Southern States’ Vaccination Rate Continues To Drag