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Reflection Attitude

Marketing campaigns are underway on Amazon and Facebook. I am featuring the “It’s All About Attitude” book series. Reflection Attitude is now selling on Amazon in both print and Kindle. The Kindle price is $9.99 and the printed version is now $11.99. I am working on making a hardcover version. You can see the entire series with information about each of the six books here

Ukraine

According to an official post on Telegram, here are some things Putin said during his address on September 30.

• Ukraine has started a war, and it is necessary to sit down at the negotiating table;

• The choice of people in Crimea, Sevastopol, Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson causes wild anger in the West [the city of Zaporizhzhia is not under occupation and has not been seized – ed.];

• “Russia is a civilization country”;

• The West wants to colonize Russia, “exterminate ethnic groups” and start “manhunting”;

• Germany, Japan and Korea are under U.S. occupation;

• Ukraine is conducting experiments on people and pretending it is a noble goal;

• Bread is being taken out of Ukraine right now;

• The sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines is the work of the “Anglo-Saxons”;

• “Anglo-Saxons” convince people in Europe to eat less and wash less;

• “The suppression of freedom in the West is outright Satanism.”

Space

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was launched into low Earth orbit by space shuttle Discovery in 1990. Named after Edwin Hubble, the astronomer who proved the universe is expanding, it is one of NASA’s Great Observatories, which includes the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, Chandra X-ray Observatory, and Spitzer Space Telescope, but by far the most famous. Much in the same way James Webb Space Telescope’s discoveries and images will inspire a generation, Hubble has done the same to the generation before over its 32 years in orbit.
 
HST is the only space telescope designed to be serviced by astronauts in orbit, and there were five servicing missions completed by space shuttle crews between 1993 and 2009. Each servicing mission upgraded, repaired, and replaced instruments and parts and also gave a “boost” to the observatory’s orbit, which gradually decays over time due to atmospheric drag. Since its last boost in 2009, HST’s orbit has continued to decay and the telescope will eventually re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere sometime in the 2030’s, but a new agreement signed by NASA and SpaceX could change that. Under this unfunded agreement, NASA and SpaceX will conduct a six month feasibility study to determine whether it is technically possible for a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule launched by a Falcon 9 rocket to rendezvous with, capture, and boost HST, which would add up to 15-20 years to its useful life.

– Aaron J. Patrick

Crypto

Bitcoin has been hovering around $20,000, bit above or a bit below. Stability is good but hoping it will become stable at a much higher level. Ethereun is a mystery. The long anticipated merge changed the technical details about the ethereum blockchain works. From an energy perspective it is great, with more than 90% reduction in energy use. I believe there are concerns the merge might create new security issues. If none emerge, I expect ETH will rise substantially. Wait and see.

Wall Street

Recession fears have clobbered the market big time. Who knows what is ahead? I sure don’t. The GAMMAT stocks are down to $7.7 trillion. Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook) is losing users. The stock closed at $136. The 52-week high was $354. I remain bullish on tech otherwise.

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