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  1. I've just started watching The Newsroom on Amazon video and I must say it is riveting to see Jeff Daniels play this role. The first episode has already got me hooked. The op-ed and dialogue are an amazing message sent over a carrier wave of a busy news network full of drama and interweaving lives. The character development seems enthralling and almost believable. Definitely high on my recommendations list going forward.
  2. I created a rule of thumb for retirement called the F.T.I., or "F&*% This Index" -- once it's over 1000, you can tell your boss "F&*% This" and retire. :-) It's your age times your net worth, divided by your yearly expenses. If you're married, you'd want to average your age with your spouse's age, and you'd want to subtract any known future expenditures from your net worth (most likely example would be college educations for your kids). Yearly expenses shouldn't include taxes or investment spending that you do, either. So if you are currently 50 and your yearly expenses are $50k, then 50*N.W. / $50k > 1000 when your net worth is just $1,000,000. If you're 30 and your yearly expenses are $60k, then 30*N.W./$60k > 1000 when your net worth is $2,000,000. If you're 40 and your yearly expenses are $120k, then you need $3,000,000. It's just a rule of thumb; you'd want to pay closer attention to the details when you're actually making the decision whether or not to quit your job. It also assumes that you plan to spend your wealth down to nothing (or close to it) by the time you die; you wouldn't be planning to leave an estate to your heirs.
  3. Boeing and Airbus have both recently achieved first flights for new airliners. These flights are key landmarks on the way to certification, and demonstrate to customers that the programs are on track. Now the aircraft will face months of flight testing as they prepare to enter airliner service.
  4. The UN should create a set of international rules to help stop the pandemic of fake news and Cold war-style disinformation, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said during a session of the UN Committee on Information in New York.
  5. The new carrier is slightly larger than the Liaoning, China’s first aircraft carrier, constructed by the Soviet Union as a Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier.
  6. The TI Class of supertankers are currently the four largest ships in the world (by displacement, deadweight tonnage ≈ cargo mass, and gross tonnage, a formula value based on internal volume, not mass). The class comprises the ships TI Africa, TI Asia, TI Europe and TI Oceania, where the "TI" refers to the VLCC Tanker Pool operator Tankers International L.L.C. The class were the first ULCCs (ultra-large crude carriers) to be built in 25 years.[2] Compared to the TI Class, the Maersk Triple E class container ships are longer and have a higher cargo volume, including above deck containers. The previous largest ship, the supertanker Seawise Giant, was scrapped in 2010.
  7. I wonder how this will play out in the long term?
  8. Off topic alert. Please start new threads or this topic will be locked. Thank you. I have repeatedly begged Invision Power Services to embrace threaded replies but they are still stuck in 1999. Sorry.
  9. Click here to watch secular news channels LIVE from around the world. Enjoy! p.s. - You can comment on what you are watching in real time below each video to start real time conversations based on breaking news.
  10. How appropriate for a "World Forum" .... The International Space Station - ISS - circles the earth at 240 miles above the planet, on the edge of space in low earth orbit.The station is crewed by NASA astronauts as well as Russian Cosmonauts and a mixture of Japanese, Canadian and European astronauts as well.As seen from the Nasa space video ISS live stream on the International Space Station - A real astronaut view of Earth!Live ISS stream of planet earth from space courtesy of nasa HDEV High Definition Earth Viewing Cameras aboard the international space station. Enjoy! @admin
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