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Some words from the Great Communicator. On October 14, we celebrate the Day of Defenders of Ukraine.This is the Day of those who fight. This is the Day of what we fight for. This is the Day of what kind of victory we will gain.
On October 14, we express gratitude.
Gratitude to everyone who fought for Ukraine in the past. And to everyone who is fighting for it now. To all who won then. And to everyone who will definitely win now.
Win in such a way that it will crown the struggle of many generations of our people with success. The people who always wanted one thing the most – freedom. For themselves. And for their children.
Happy Defender of Ukraine Day!
Happy Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos!
Happy Day of the Ukrainian Cossacks!
Glory to all our heroes! Glory to all who fight, work and help! Glory to Ukraine!
Since November 2000, there has been a continuous human presence in low Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Over these nearly 22 years, the research laboratory has grown from just two modules, to almost two dozen modules filled with experiments and equipment, and solar panels covering an area larger than a football field. There have been countless experiments and studies done to better life on Earth as well as prepare for future destinations such as the moon and Mars. It is currently home to 11 humans as part of three international crews; 5 Americans, 3 Russians, one European, and one Japanese. Truly an international partnership, space operations have largely avoided politics despite all the terrible things happening on the ground.
There have been 67 operational crews staying between 3 and 6 months, some up to a year consisting of at least one American (astronaut) and one Russian (cosmonaut). This past week, command of the station passed from a Russian to a European, who also happens to be the first female European commander of ISS. During the ceremony they exchanged hugs and well wishes. Astronauts don’t see borders from space. They train together for years, and everyone supporting them on the ground are committed to science and exploration for the greater good. It is encouraging to see this cooperation continue with the launch this week of a Russian cosmonaut on a SpaceX rocket, and the next crew, which will launch in 2023 with an American astronaut on a Russian Soyuz rocket.
– Aaron J. Patrick
Upload your dollars. Something to keep your eye on is the stablecoin. USDC is a digital dollar, also known as a stablecoin, which is available 24/7 and moves at internet speed. USDC lives natively on the Internet, running on many of the world’s most advanced blockchains. Billions of USDC change hands every day1, and every digital dollar of USDC can always be exchanged 1:1 for cash in U.S. dollars.
Another week in the red. There have been some rally attempts but not sustained because nothing has really changed. Recession fears, inflation fears, and Fed jitters continue to clobber the market big time. The GAMMAT stocks are down to $7.4 trillion. As I predicted, Congress cannot gets its act together to put shackles and regulation on big tech. I remain bullish on Tesla, SpaceX, and tech generally.