“We see the U.S. is spending billions of dollars … in different countries and different continents” to support democracy, economic development, civic education, human rights and more, said Mirwais Safi, who interpreted for the U.S. government in his native Afghanistan before coming to the United States on a special immigrant visa. “But we found that a lot of work is required inside the United States as well.” … [Read more...] about Capitol Chaos Brings Unwelcome Memories for New Americans
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Billionaire converts like Saylor, Fidelity’s Abigail Johnson, and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, among many others, lend the asset meaningful credibility — replacing to some extent the fringe libertarians and crypto-anarchists who for years were the loudest proselytizers. Listen to these new investors and themes repeat throughout. Bitcoin’s continued resilience in the face of protocol forks, bugs, exchange hacks is frequently cited. It boasts a near 100 percent record of uptime since inception and has settled trillions of dollars worth of transactions without reversal. In a monetary regime where negative real interest rates seem entrenched, and likely to go lower yet, zero-yield monetary assets like gold and bitcoin hold new appeal. Many former skeptics cite its recovery from the crash of 2018 as evidence for its strength as a store of value. And indeed, it’s often the second rally that convinces. The first time, your interest may be piqued, but you are wary of … [Read more...] about What Explains Bitcoin’s Resurgence?
“And we now have the greatest, most modern military in the history of our country,” Trump told his Georgia crowd. “We have ... hypersonic missiles. We have hypersonic and hydrosonic. You know what hydrosonic is? Water. We have them all.” … [Read more...] about Deceptions in the time of the ‘alternative facts’ president
Between the first Apollo missions and OSIRIS-REx, other missions have brought back rock and soil from other worlds. The Soviets acquired their own moon samples courtesy of a series of uncrewed Luna missions. NASA has recovered samples of solar wind with a probe called Genesis and from the coma of a comet with the Stardust mission. Japan has acquired samples from asteroids, including one that is scheduled to return in December aboard the Hayabusa-2. … [Read more...] about NASA’s OSIRIS-REx collects science treasure from asteroid Bennu
Other world democracies, with parliamentary or multi-party systems, allow the peaceful fall of prime ministers or governments at any time. But nationally, Americans cling to the paradox satirized by Will Rogers: “On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.” … [Read more...] about The recall process needs your love