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Fascism is a cancer
The most hideous, poisonous products of the modern politics in recent years is the blotting out of the truth. Some call it censorship, others call it propaganda— no matter the name, the fruits of it are bitter and deadly to a democracy.
Escalating Tensions in Norway!
The Norwegian Armed Forces In addition to NATO, the Norwegian Military & Defence Staff has thirteen sectors. Joint Headquarters
Ironically the Pandemic May Have Save Us
Ironically enough the pandemic may have saved us from Donald Trump serving an eight year term. There is a reasonable case to be made that with the economy doing well in 2019, the support of his huge base at the time and Biden running against him, Trump could have pulled it off.
SEPARATION OF RELIGION AND GOVERNMENT:
What does it mean to separate religion and government? The separation of church and state is a growing issue in the United States today. There are as many interpretations of this separation as there are religions and belief systems in the country. Everyone has their own ideas on how it should be put in place and what the main religion of the country should be if any religion at all. Some speak of a total secular society, with no spirituality included in anything; others speak of a Christian dominated society, with no room for other faiths, believing other faiths are spiritually dangerous to their society. Both extremes can take a dangerous path, if put into law.
I’ve Never Been Raided By the FBI, But Donald Trump Has
You know what’s funny about dishonest, shitty human beings? They tend to have brushes with the law. Numerous ones dating back some 50 years. They have had many court cases and legal decisions that have been leveled against them. They’re almost always in the news for not-so-good reasons. One of my least favorite human beings (if you can call him that) of them all had his home in Mar-a-Lago raided today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
This Last Week Vol. 1
Welcome to This Last Week! As this is the first I'd like to just share a little on why I felt the need to put this together. I myself personally keep up with a lot of current events and watch various live sessions whether they be Congress, the Senate, and even press briefings. The past few years I've become the person typically sharing news with friends and family, at times even being asked if there's any breaking news or updates. There is so much going on these days and it's beyond difficult to not lose track of it all, and with that said I felt it would help to put together some of the biggest news from this last week in one place. Please make sure to share with those who could use it, because an informed world is a better one!
Interesting History Of Alcatraz Island Prison Break - Alcatraz Island Full Tour
Alcatraz Island, a grip of extraordinary beauty and worldwide attraction, sits close to the megacity of a city that maybe it's soliciting you to go to. It is conspicuous from over and down the dyke and from the high pitches of the megacity, and agitating your interest is for certain. This exceptional spot is full to the sting with interest, and you may simply have to be compelled to visit it for yourself.
Support voiced for China's countermoves
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) is welcomed by Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen during a meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Wednesday. [KOK KY/CAMBODIA'S GOVERNMENT CABINET/AFP]
Accounting Rules Stifle Innovation
The system today "According to the Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, require that most research and development costs be expensed in the current period." For as long as their have been accounting rules the idea that R&D activities must be entered on the costs side of the ledger has held sway. To my knowledge none or only a very few have ever dared question the wisdom of this approach. After all, it seems obvious, R&D (in its most basic form) costs money, it does not make money, not directly at least. If it does make money it is only indirectly through the products and services that eventually come to market as a result of the money spent on R&D. Much like a building or other capital expense, R&D is viewed as a tool that can be used to make money, but not as a money making enterprise in an of itself. A building, however, is built, and maybe modified some over time, but it does not really do anything. Not anything active at least. It just exists, and is used by a business which occupies it to conduct business, to facilitate the doing of business. In the end it just sits there and does nothing but "exist as a building" On the other hand, R&D, some activities of which can be capitalized like a building (see linked article above for the gory details) is a very active thing (hence the reason we call it an activity or a process). It does much more than just "exist as R&D" waiting for some business to occupy it and use it to make money. Their are alternative R&D models of course that do exist, some of which set up R&D as a profit making enterprise with its own P&L, but these are few and far between and are typically highly risk averse, short term project focused, and significantly limited in scope. Nothing wrong with that model and it can be useful, but it is far from the norm and if all R&D were set up in this manner it is hard to see how real "move the needle" type innovation could actually happen.
Open-Source Software vs. Proprietary Software: Being in Two Minds While Weighing All Pros and Cons
Whether you are leading a startup or ruling a company that has been staying afloat for many years, working in the IT sphere or entering the real estate industry, it doesn’t matter at what point your business is because you will surely search for some applications to use. We are using different types of software in our daily life as well, so it’s hard to imagine that you can run a business without using at least one. Some companies turn to custom developed solutions that are made from scratch or just use the ready-for-use applications, while others find free products that can be customized to their needs.
Death By Taxes
In a world that is constantly changing there still remains like Ben Franklin once said Death and Taxes. When our Congress is on the verge of passing with this latest Inflation reduction and climate change bill is without a doubt an exercise in shortsightedness in terms of having anything to do with reducing inflation that our own congress and present Administration have caused in the first place.
Israel Blows Up Gaza Power Plant After militant threats
Israel is on high alert after militant threats were made against the country. As a result, military forces have been ordered to launch a series of strikes against militant targets in the Gaza Strip. This includes the destruction of a power plant that was reportedly used to generate electricity for militant activities. This attack is the latest in a series of military operations that Israel has carried out in Gaza over the past few weeks in response to militant threats. These attacks have killed dozens of civilians and injured many more. The militant group Hamas is responsible for a large number of these attacks and is considered by Israel to be a terrorist group.