Something feels like it's missing this week. I can't put my finger on what it is though. Any ideas?
Everybody loves a good harmless conspiracy theory. Did we actually land on the moon? What actually happened in Roswell, New Mexico? Most of these harmless theories contain tiny bits of convincing evidence but we just can't wrap our heads around them. On the other side of the spectrum there's Alex Jones. His entire life, career and persona is built on the backs of conspiracy theories, most of them bordering on lunacy (he thinks the government staged Sandy Hook among other things). While most would consider Jones a complete nut job, he has amassed a loyal following, which unsurprisingly includes Donald Trump.
I think I'd take 90% of these candidates over what we're dealing with now.
One of the most significant military campaigns in Iraq since the beginning of ISIS occupation has begun. Iraqi led forces are bearing down on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul. ISIS is prepared with warnings of chemical weapons, tunnels dug throughout the city, and the usual suicide bombers. A US military member has already fallen causality to an IED, and the military expects the fight to take months. Here's a primer for what should be a long, deadly fight.
The idea that people will perform their job at a higher level if they have the proper incentives (ie paying higher wages) is not rocket science. The actual implementation of that idea, for some companies, can be rocket science. Walmart is not one of those companies.
At times the Facebook news feed can be pretty unbearable. Fake memes, viral videos, comments/statuses that make you cringe, the news feed has everything. But how does it all get there?
I'm a believer in Musk & Tesla. His electric & autonomous vehicles, solar power & Mars ambitions. It's all so much bigger than whether he can earn a buck of profit or not. I don't care about valuations, profitability or anything else financial related. Unfortunately for Tesla, a large number of investors disagree with me. They're consumed by balance sheets & income statements and do not like what they see.
Try and watch this video and not come away from it amazed.
I got 2, maybe 3, out of 11 right. Some pretty remarkable images.