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United States Hypersonic Race

The Great Hypersonic Race

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Putin “It’s not a bluff, you can trust me.”

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Vladimir Putin

 

Putin claims to have all these advanced super weapons; the cruise missile with a nuclear engine, as well as the publicly known RS-28 Sarmatinter continental ballistic missile (ICBM), the previously unacknowledged nuclear-tipped Avangard hyper-sonic boost-glide vehicle and Kanyon or Status-6 nuclear-armed unmanned undersea vehicle, a possibly dual-purpose nuclear and conventional air-launched hyper-sonic cruise missile called Kinzhal, and a short-range directed-energy system visually similar to the U.S. Navy’s own AN/SEQ-3 Laser Weapon System. Putin also claims he is building the most advanced aircraft carrier,  a new advanced submarine, new advanced stealth fighters and bombers, the most advanced tanks, the S-300, S-400, S-500, S-600 and S-700 missile defense system, Putin claims the S700 could shut down all air traffic in the world.

Russia’s economy can’t sustain the development of these various advanced weapon systems, Putin’s ambitious military plans will take 25 years or more. He faces continued sanctions, the global price of oil already forced the country to make significant cuts to defense spending in 2017. The fact is that Russia spends 60-70 billion a year on it’s defense budget and it is estimated that it would cost 5 trillion dollars to research, build, maintain and deploy all of these weapon systems.

Putin recently stated in reference to all his super weapons “It’s not a bluff, you can trust me.” It remains to be seen just how far Russia proceeds with the various projects. It’s reasonable to be more than skeptical that Russia has the resources, knowledge, advancements, money and ability to follow through with its plans. Russia used to be secretive about it’s military advancements and weapons but now they reveal everything on a regular basis. Putin should definitely be credited for his “gift of gab” and acting abilities, maybe he’s in the wrong line of work. Seriously look at the man and study his past, should anyone trust him or anything he says?

 

 

 

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Destination Colombia

by CNN

Colombia

Cartagena street scene, Colombia

Rainforest, savannah, steppes, deserts and mountains: Colombia has them all. From the golden sands of the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, to the verdant hills of the Zona Cafetara coffee region, to the bustling urban centers of the Andean highlands, this is a country with a surprising diversity of landscapes, climates, wildlife and people. Bogotá, the third-highest capital city in the world, is the country’s vibrant center, but beyond that there is Medellin, named the “City of Eternal Spring” for its beautiful weather, the colonial architectural masterpiece that is Cartagena, and countless picturesque pueblos such as Santander’s Barichara and Antiquoia’s Guatapé.

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The Forex Trader

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Life of a currency day-trader, with 30 years experience.
His system: this is millions of $dollars worth of free advice.
I only trades one pair EUR/USD, get to know the pair in
your sleep, keep it simple the more complex the greater
your chances of losing your money.
Remember the 90/90/90 rule, (90% of the people lose 90% of
their money in 90 days) the truth is they lose 100% of their money.
They let you open accounts with $500, $1000, $5000 don’t be
stupid you have no chance, just send me the money at least
some good will come of it.
I trade on experience only, no charts, no trends, or experts
I follows general world news information, I’m a contrarian
by nature…you have to understand for a few  people to make
$millions many have to lose 10’s of $thousands.
You can’t start small if you don’y have $100k, earn and learn
until you have it, once you open a $100,000 account you only
trade $5-10K of it at first, if you can’t make money…put your
money in a mutual fund.
For example right this moment at 6:20 Dallas time 12/11/2018,
the market is flat no movement, seems the current opinion is
buy the dollar. I don’t care what happens tomorrow all I care
about is tonight before the NY market opens tomorrow morning,
I bought 2000 contract eur at 113.19
Notice my leverage is 1:100, I could be trading 1:400,  but I won’t
I don’t like the risk.
I don’t use stops, I use sound alerts sometimes, trade an hour
trade 6 but if you can’t watch your trades…don’t trade, remember
there is a market 5 days a week for 24 hours a day and it will be there
the rest of your life.

Finally there is nothing that can make you more money than currency trading…nothing comes even close.

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Forex Daily Cut-Off

DEFINITION of Daily Cut-Off

In the Forex market, the daily cut-off is a specified point in time set by a Forex dealer to stand as the end of the current trading day and the beginning of a new trading day. This is done for primarily administrative and logistical reasons, because although the Forex market trades 24 hours a day, the market and its intermediaries require a specified beginning and end to each trading day in order to record trade dates and define settlement periods.

BREAKING DOWN Daily Cut-Off

For example, let’s say a Forex dealer specified that the daily cut-off was 5:00 pm every day, and a trader placed two Forex trades on the evening of January 1 – one at 4:50 pm and another at 5:10 pm. Since the daily cut-off is 5:00 pm, the first trade would be booked as taking place on January 1, while the second would be recorded as a January 2 trade, since it took place after the daily cut-off.

The daily cut-off date is important in that it sets the value date for the specific trade. Because spot trades are settled T+2, the trade date is required. For example, in the scenario above, the trade done at 4:50 pm will have a settlement date of January 3, assuming January 2 and 3 are not weekends, and the trade done at 5:10 pm, will settle the following business day. So, despite the trades being just 20 minutes apart and on the same day they will settle on separate days.

Most currencies will have a daily cut-off of late afternoon eastern time. However, some emerging market currencies will cut-off earlier in the day, especially for those trades that are non deliverable.

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Destination Costa Rica

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Why Costa Rica

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What is priceless about Costa Rica is it’s charm, it’s food, it’s people, its beautiful lush rain forests, abundance wildlife and it’s unspoiled beaches. A country with scenic diversity, and breathtaking landscapes; within the span of a few days you can visit the active volcanoes, zip-line through the lush rain forests and then surf, snorkel or swim in the warm turquoise waters of the many undiscovered white pristine sandy beaches. For most visitors Costa Rica is a compact but diverse tropical paradise but for others, this small Latin American country has a different appeal, it’s a relaxed way of life; local residents often recite the catchphrase “pura vida” (or “pure life”) and it lives up to every meaning of that phrase. Costa Rica’s modern cosmopolitan capital of San José is located approximately in the center of the country between both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

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I understand why many visitors say you can’t vacation or travel just once to this paradise, you will either keep coming back or eventually decide to stay. Come and see for yourself this paradise where even if your not rich you can still enjoy all the free benefits of the rich life…the “pure life”, come experience Costa Rica.

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Destination Belarus

Minsk

Minsk

The capital city of Belarus has a lot to offer visitors. Head to Independence Square which at 7 hectares is one of the largest public squares in all of Europe, and is perfect for an evening stroll to take in the pretty water fountains and dancing lights. Also not to be missed is Independence Avenue that acts as the main artery of the city, and has cafes, restaurants, and shopping opportunities, as well as clubs and music events. Minsk is also known for its parks and gardens, so don’t miss a trip to the Gorky Central Children’s Park that features fairground rides as well as an observation wheel that provides stunning views over the city. Dive into Belarusian history at the National History Museum, or take in the cultural sights at the National Art Museum.

2. Braslav Lake Area

Braslav Lake Area

Braslav Lake Area

If you want to explore what is left of an ancient glacier then a visit to Braslav Lake Area is something that you can’t miss. There are approximately 300 lakes in the region that are known as the ‘Blue Necklace’ of Belarus due to their azure waters. The area is also studded with rugged countryside such as bays and cliffs, and the lakes contain over 30 species of fish. Bird watching is a common pastime here as well as rambling and climbing. You can also see the boulders left over as a result of the glacier, some of which can weigh up to 40 tonnes. The most famous of these rocks have names such as Devil’s Footprint and Cow’s Stone due to their size and shape

3. Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park

Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park

Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park

Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park covers both Belarus and neighboring Poland, and is a protected area of land as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is famous for its lush landscapes and flora and fauna, the most notable of which is the European Bison, and is one of the few places in the world where these majestic animals can be viewed in their natural habitat. As well as bison, there are also semi-wild horse known as konik, wild boar, and Eurasian elk found in the park. If you should happen to come here during the winter months, there is a holiday museum that is set up at the park that features the Belarusian version of Father Christmas and is bound to be a hit with younger visitors.

4. Mir Castle

Mir Castle

Mir Castle

One of the premium attractions in Belarus, Mir Castle lies in the Grodno region and dates from the 16th century. This mighty architectural feat is built in the Baroque, Gothic, and Renaissance styles, and is heavily surrounded by fortification walls. Visitors to the castle can enjoy a stroll in the stunning flower gardens that are designed in the Italian style, as well as the vast artificial lake on the property. The castle offers a spectacular look at some of the best architecture in Belarus, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and although it was badly damaged by cannon fire in the days of old, it has now been lovingly restored to its former glory.

5. Brest Hero Fortress Memorial Complex

Brest Fortress

Brest Fortress

A memorial complex erected in the city of Brest that stands on the site of the original fortress, Brest Fortress is dedicated to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War. The site features conserved parts of the original ruins of the fortress as well as ramparts, and there are also modern art installations including memorial structures that stand on site. The fortress is built in the shape of a star, and there is a central island in the center on which the main citadel of the fortress sits, that has been naturally carved out by the surrounding Bug River.

6. National Park Pripyatsky

Pripyatsky National Park

Pripyatsky National Park

National Park Pripyatsky lies in a valley that is also known as the Belarus Amazon, due to the amazing number of forests and swamps found here. Visitors to the region flock here for the sheer diversity of wildlife present, and photography safaris are a popular activity. There are 51 species of mammals in the park including deer, elk, raccoons, and beavers, as well as rarer animals such as lynx and mink. If you like bird watching then you will love it here, as there are over 250 species of birds that migrate to the Pripyat River. The river also offers visitors the chance to take a boat tour to observe the aquatic life up close, and there are fishing and hunting trips available for those who want to explore the park even further. There is also a Nature Museum on site for those who want a more structured tour of the area.

7. Minsk Sea

Minsk Sea

Minsk Sea

Found to the north of the capital city of Minsk, the Minsk Sea is actually and artificially created reservoir that is popular amongst locals and tourists alike, particularly in the summer months in Belarus. On the edges of the sea you will find sandy beaches, quaint local cafes, and restaurants where you can sample the local delicacies. If you want to get out on the sea, you can rent a pedalo or even a catamaran and take to the waters for a scenic view of the surrounding countryside. To access the sea there are dedicated trains that depart from Minsk.

8. Lida

Lida Castle

Lida Castle

Located in the west of Belarus, the city of Lida is the home of Lida Castle, first constructed in the 14th century. The castle is known for being trapezium in shape, as well as for its crimson walls that are the result of the ornate brickwork. Also of interest in Lida is the Church of Saint Joseph, a working church that is instantly recognizable due to the dome that tops the main building, and which was built in the 18th century. There is also a large Jewish community in Lida, and visitors will find a wealth of Jewish eateries and shops, as well as a Jewish memorial stone in memory of the victims of the Second World War.

9. Berestyle Archaeological Museum

Berestyle Archaeological Museum

Berestyle Archaeological Museum

Berestyle Archaeological Museum is one of the more unique museums in all of Belarus, and stands on an important archaeological site outside of the city of Brest that dates from the 13th century. The site is that of a former wooden town that was excavated in the 1960s and turned into a museum in the 1980s when a class roof was placed over the site. Visitors to the area can observe 28 traditional log cabins in addition to 1400 period artifacts from the region that give an amazing glimpse of life in Belarus in the days of old.

10. Polotsk

Polotsk

Polotsk

Known for being the oldest city in Belarus, having first been mentioned in the year 862, Polotsk is a place of significance historical and architectural importance and has a whole host of heritage buildings for visitors to explore. The Cathedral of Saint Sophia dates from the medieval period and was restored over the years in the Baroque style, and there are several cultural museums of note in the city. For those interested in the rich textile industry in Belarus, there is the Museum of Traditional Weaving, as well as the Museum of Belarusian Printing that has examples of works that date from the 16th century. You can also join a walking tour to explore Polotsk on foot and learn more about the history and culture of the region.

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Destination Italy

Great food, the birth of today’s civilization, romance, fashion and great quality of life, Italians know how to live and they are ready to show you. From Slow Food culture in Tuscany to the cultural enlightenment of Michelangelo and the best food on Earth (coming from a Catalan!), every trip to Italy is a great holiday. If I would ever have to chose a different place to live for the rest of my life, it would be the sea washed sunshine coast of Italy with its fresh seafood, its friendly people and its rich her.

Source: Once in a Lifetime Journey

 

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Destination Canada

by CNN

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Canada

Canada’s vastness and scale make it challenging to know fully. Its eastern cities of Toronto and Montreal are globally renowned. French-speaking Quebec feels more European than anywhere else in North America. In the far west, Vancouver, with its backdrop of mountains, forests and inlets is one of the most liveable places on Earth. But it’s the wilderness that draws so many back to the world’s second-largest country. Whether it’s searching for polar bears in Hudson Bay, climbing or skiing down soaring peaks in the Rockies or staring across the vast emptiness of the prairies on a summer morning, Canada is unparalleled when it comes to living life outdoors.

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Destination Brazil

by CNN

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Brazil

Brazil’s relentlessness, beauty and diversity make it South America’s go-to destination for travelers looking to find everything in one place. Rio’s world-famous Copacabana and Ipanema are the beaches first-timers flock to. But nearby Costa Verde, where the jungle meets the sea, is home to equally stunning stretches of sand for those keen to explore. Sao Paolo’s hectic streets offer an insight into Brazil’s rapid development, while historic Salvador, with its colorful architecture, showcases the country’s past. Then, of course, there’s the Amazon and its rainforest, a vast natural world of rare species and indigenous tribes just waiting to be discovered.

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