Facebook Post Engagements


👥 Facebook Post Engagements

According to Socialbakers, these are the top engaging post types on #Facebook:

1. Live video 🔴
2. Photo 📸
3. Video 📹
4. Link 🔗

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Models of Government structures


Model 1(This model is what we currently have)

1. National Top Government make all kind of laws and policies.

2. Government collect money through tax, selling bond note & borrowing.

3. Government give out money/budget every year to all lower entities like Counties, Cities, to ministry of “security, education, transports, agriculture, etc.”.

It is no good for 3D corrupt humans, the truth is that it is the absolutely model of the Grand Universe but it is unfit for current Earth world, it gives power too much to a few people leading to corruption and conflict of interest in many areas.

Model 2

1. National Top Government make all kind of laws, policies.

2. Government collecting money through tax, volunteer contribution.

3. The total government’s budget of this year must below the total money/assets they collected from last year.

4. Government give out money/budget every year to all lower entities like Counties to cities, to ministry of “security, education, transports, agriculture, etc.”.

It’s in this model that you give power back to people.

Model 3

1. Top Government make few laws, policies which related to nature, environment & foreign affair only

2. Smaller tier like county/city government will make their own laws & policies including tax and have power only in their own country/city.

3. Counties/Cities government collecting money from people.

4. County/Cities government will have their own budget/spending but must be lower than total money they collect.

5. Top Government will collect small amount of “net profit” from counties/cities.

6. Top Government give out money to few national brand like military, research, scouting, observers, foreign stuffs, etc.

That is just an example of new Government model, but there are 2 keys:

1. Laws, Policies.

2. Money, Budget.

Who in charge of each of these things? Is it the national or the county government? Or should it be a shared responsibility?

Don’t call Rich Successful Women whores.


The World today woke up to a good news of Kylie Jenner hitting her one Billion dollars mark making her the youngest billionaire in history at least until now displacing Mark Zuckerberg. That’s a huge amount that you’ll rarely achieve in your lifetime. Think of the well paid profession and tell me how long you’ll take to reach that net Worth.

However, her achievement has come along with many criticism more so from low class men. Some bringing the question of morality as a justification as to why she’s in that List. But let’s face it, Kylie is very influencial among men and women under the age of 35. Her cosmetic line is the envy of so many people. That’s real impact to me.

Don’t call rich , successful women whores. They do the work and no right thinking man will ever give a woman that amount of cash just to have sex or use her as a sex object in that case. It’s that moment in history, where men are suppose to man up and once more accept the impact women are making. The first step to solving a problem is acknowledging there’s one. And we’ve failed in that. Instead of us doing the work, we get involved in the loser typical blame games. Attacking their sexuality and trying to lower them down.

That brings me back home to our very own, Akothee. A friend asked my opinion on her last months viral photos and didn’t comment, but now I can. “ It’s absolutely Okay. ” This is why. Akothee is a typical reflection of the Kenyan heroic tale, starting off from scratch to actually amounting to something. That’s a story that resonates with all of us. That is a story that inspires us. Anyone in their clean conscience, shouldn’t blame another for doing their best to make a life or even a name in that order for themselves.

Tesla’s ‘secret weapon’ disappears from website and fans are panicking


The Model 3 was supposed to be Tesla’s secret weapon in the car market, but fans are panicking after it disappeared from the company’s website, Electrek’s Fred Lambert reports.
It was this base Model 3 with a standard battery pack that was supposed to be Tesla’s “secret weapon” on the car market, the affordable luxury electric vehicle that would solidify and boost Tesla’s dominance in its niche market and spread it over into the mainstream car market. However, this might have to wait.

The UK would be ‘irresponsible’ to let Huawei into 5G, think tank warns


The UK would be ‘irresponsible’ to let Huawei into 5G, think tank warns

Chinese tech giant Huawei is facing a new attack as it tries to persuade the UK government to let it help build super-fast 5G networks in the country.
Top British cybersecurity officials are reportedly confident they can manage any risks from Huawei’s telecommunications equipment, but a report published Wednesday by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a top security think tank, said that would be a mistake.

Briefly about the main events of the day


«I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.»

💬 Bill Gates

Briefly about the main events of the day

🔴 UK manufacturers see stronger orders, average output growth – CBI.

🔴 Lloyds Bank brushes off Brexit fears with £4 billion investor payout.

🔴 Sainsbury’s-Asda deal in jeopardy as UK regulator condemns plan.

🔴 Former Barclays chairman ‘not aware’ of Qatar fee document, court told.

🔴 French court fines UBS 4.5 billion euros in tax fraud case.

🔴 German finance minister: We are close to agreeing with France on euro zone budget.

🔴 Mall operator Intu shares slump after dividend axed amid retail shakeout.

States suing Trump Administration over border wall emergency:


States suing Trump Administration over border wall emergency:

– California
– Colorado
– Connecticut
– Delaware
– Hawaii
– Illinois
– Maine
– Maryland
– Michigan
– Minnesota
– Nevada
– New Jersey
– New Mexico
– New York
– Oregon
– Virginia

📱 Fastest Mobile Internet


Norway🇳🇴 had the fastest mobile #internet download speed, coming in at 67.17 megabits per second (Mbps). Iceland🇮🇸 came in a close second with 67.05 Mbps. The United States 🇺🇸 came in a distant 43rd with an average download speed of 30.49 Mbps. To stream #Netflix in Ultra HQ quality, a person needs access to 25 Mbps.

Stockton starts giving some residents $500 a month to fight poverty


Residents of Stockton, California have been through a lot: from widespread foreclosures to the city going bankrupt. But for a handful of residents, some help is here.
One hundred Stockton residents started getting monthly payment of $500 on Friday. They’ll receive the extra money for 18 months as part of an experiment testing the impact of universal basic income, also known as UBI.

How to choose the right investor for your startups


“You don’t start a company for your investor, you build a company for customers.”

Choosing a wrong investor is a cancer for your startup and onboarding right investor can accelerate to company’s long-term growth. Choosing a right investor is as important as choosing a co-founder. During the investor hunt process, you will come across various type of investors and finding a right match is a cumbersome process. Remember no one is favoring you by investing in your startup, they are doing because they also want to make money with you.

“Not all money is good money, no money is free money and money from wrong investor is a most expensive money.”

I would like to classify investors into two categories, one which I would call as ‘growth enablers’ and second one as ‘toxic investors’. Toxic investors are those who don’t understand the idea, can add no value to the growth, and invest ONLY for money. Yes, growth enablers also invest for money, but in return they also contribute to the idea and help to widen the entrepreneur’s perspective.

Here are a few key points to consider during your investor hunt for your startup:

  1. Understanding of the idea – Investors who understand the idea and know the potential of it can only be able to match your wavelength. Look for the investors who share the same vision as yours, check out their existing portfolio, and also see how their existing portfolio companies have grown. If an investor understands your idea and the technology that you are trying to build, then there is a higher possibility of a long-term relationship.
  2. Avoid toxic investors – There is a common notion that you cannot be choosy while seeking for an investment. But if you believe in your product and your caliber to execute it, then refuse to settle for anything less than you actually need. This is the thumb rule: if you end up spending more time in managing your investors than your customers, than you got a wrong one. During the process if you feel it’s a task to manage a particular toxic investor then let it go, there are many more magical islands.
  3. What does your investor bring on board– Investors who can bring more than money are growth enablers. Look for investors who can also assist you with scaling & shaping your idea, and who can assist you with building vendor and customer relationships. Investors who ask tough questions and push you to think out of current scheme of idea is a great value addition to your management.
  4. Smart Investors – The famous quote “surround yourself with people who are smarter than you” fits well for investors as well.

“Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you”

11 Best Entrepreneurial Books


There is no friend as loyal as a book!”

Every entrepreneur needs an active reading list. After all, books are one of the most valuable knowledge resources.

From self-development to business best practices, here are eleven must-reads for all entrepreneurs:

  1. The Innovator’s Dilemma – Clayton M. Christensen

Why is it so difficult for big brands and major corporations to keep up with the rapid-fire evolution of their respective industries? In Clayton M. Christensen’s well-known business book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, he tackles why outstanding companies can continue to perform at optimum efficiency and still lose ownership over their market. This book serves as a history lesson as much as it is an actionable guide for business leaders who want to ensure the long-term success of their company.

  1. Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi

Every entrepreneur knows the challenge: how do I continue to build my network while I’m swamped with work? While various books attempt to answer, Keith Ferrazzi’s extremely popular book Never Eat Alone is a tactical guide to networking the right way, and the power of giving first. Here, readers will find advice on how to handle rejection, find their way into certain “inner circles,” and make the most of a conference. Ferrazzi’s approach to networking is both insightful and highly practical, and built on the proven principles he has employed in his own career.

  1. Meetings Suck – Cameron Herold

Various books talk of conducting successful meetings. However, this one is very different. How many times have you sat through a meeting and thought to yourself, “Why is this such a waste of time?” According to renowned business growth expert Cameron Herold, meetings aren’t the problem. We are. This is one of those books that helps shed some perspective on the importance of focusing on soft skills, like how to hold an effective meeting that leaves people feeling empowered. Meetings Suck is essentially a guide on how to be a better leader, by walking readers, step by step, through systems that encourage true productivity and efficiency.

  1. Unshakeable – Tony Robbins

For books on truly insightful financial advice, look no further than the guru himself, Tony Robbins. Unshakeable is, by all accounts, a compilation of “the best of the best.” It pulls knowledge from the top financial minds in the world to create a playbook for financial freedom. For any aspiring entrepreneurs looking to learn more about managing the financial aspect of their life (both personally and professionally) or even seasoned veterans hoping to continue honing their skills, this is a must-read.

  1. All In – Bill Green

Serial entrepreneur Bill Green pulls from over forty years of business experiences to share 101 key insights that have helped him build one of the largest industrial distribution companies in the country. For aspiring entrepreneurs, this is a glimpse into what it takes to go from a startup founder to CEO of a publicly traded company. This is the sort of read that makes you realize that even the world’s most successful entrepreneurs once started as paperboys and door-to-door salesmen — and Green is no exception. All In shows the true value of committing 100% to a venture, and the level of persistence and dedication it takes to become successful.

  1. Good to Great – Jim Collins

How does an organization go from good to great? That is the question that Jim Collins set out to answer. He deployed a 21-person research team to comb through every Fortune 500 company that met their scrupulous criteria: companies that suffered a decade-long period of stagnant profits, followed by 15 years of great success and increasing profits. These companies ended up being the foundational case studies for his book, and act as teaching tools for any entrepreneur wondering how a company can ultimately surpass its competitors.

  1. How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie

Tried and true, How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the most popular business books of all time for a reason. With plenty of undertones of self-development, Dale Carnegie shows readers why handling business the right way is so imperative. He exhorts us to treat each and every opportunity with the same level of respect and dignity you would any other–and acknowledge that people want to do business with their friends. People sign deals with the people they like, and with whom they believe they’d work well. If there is one book out there that will teach you how to do just that, it’s this one.

  1. Zero to One – Peter Theil

Entrepreneurs everywhere say they want to do something different, that they want to change the world. Well, serial entrepreneur Peter Thiel has decided to tackle that topic head-on, and point out exactly what it takes to make something entirely unique and new. As he says, “The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their business will be unique.”

  1. Top of Mind – John Hall

This book is full of tactics, with insights into how consumer needs and expectations have changed over the past few years; how you can build a brand that serves both your ideal customers and your own employees; and ways to use digital content to build lasting trust with your readers, followers and subscribers.

  1. Be Obsessed or Be Average – Grant Cardone

From Cardone’s perspective, success ultimately comes down to three basic rules: first, be willing to set crazy goals, and aim to reach them, every single day; second, value your money and make it work for you; and, third, use your haters as fuel. This book is a humbling reminder of just how much you have to want success in order to eventually have it.

  1. The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg

What does it take to build a habit? Furthermore, what impact do our everyday habits have on us, as human beings? According to Charles Duhigg, they have a far greater impact on our happiness, productivity, relationships, and everything in between than we might think. It was Duhigg’s interest in the science of habits that sparked this well-known book, and in it, he tackles questions like how and why companies use the science of habit building to influence what we buy–and when we buy it. Out of various books on habit, this one will truly change the way you do what you do!

Entrepreneurship is a commitment—not only to your venture or business, but also to a unique learning process. And these books will definitely go a long long way in contributing to your success!

Best Twitter Accounts To Follow


These guys don’t use Twitter accounts to impress people, they use it to impact people!”

Twitter is only as good as the people you follow on it. And so, we’ve created a special list of Twitter accounts you must, must, must follow:

  1. Narendra Modi

Here is a man who has used social media to his absolute advantage. According to a report, the Prime Minister strategically tweets under nine broad themes: Cricket, Rahul Gandhi, entertainment, sarcasm, corruption, development, foreign affairs, Hinduism, and science and technology. But what struck the researchers is his “use of political irony and sarcasm to become broadly appealing and refashion his political style.” You can definitely learn some social media tips from this account, of course, along with all the other content posted!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/narendramodi

  1. BBC Breaking News

If you want to feel more knowledgeable, it’s important that you stay up to date on current events. While there are countless sources for breaking news online, BBC Breaking News’ Twitter account has proven to be a reliable and timely source. Even with the 140 character limit, this Twitter account can tell you the key point of any breaking news story so that even if you’re pressed for time and don’t click the link to read the entire report, you will have a general notion of what is happening in the world of news simply from a quick scan of their feed.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking

  1. TED Talks

Among various Twitter accounts, this one is especially devoted to spreading ideas that can change your world, and change the world. Typically, A TEDx Talk is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-formed ideas in under 18 minutes. If you want to make it big, this Twitter account will contribute tremendously!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/TEDTalks

  1. Barkha Dutt

One of India’s top journalists, Barkha Dutt is the group editor of NDTV, a leading and credible TV news channel. Sharp and diligent, she has made a name for herself as an anchor-reporter not merely in India but globally. Her tweets are a mix of on-ground reportage and accompanying views.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/BDUTT

  1. Forbes

Forbes has it all: career advice, business news, cultural news and the latest tips and advice from the world’s most powerful and innovative entrepreneurs. Of all Twitter accounts, this account can definitely not be missed!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/Forbes

  1. Economic Times

India’s largest business newspaper, The Economic Times focuses on large companies, particularly listed entities, apart from the economy and finance. But it also publishes stories of small businesses with advisories thrown in. You could look at it as a starting point into India Inc. Instead of following several Twitter accounts, this one summarizes the Indian economy and the financial setup in the country.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/EconomicTimes

  1. Harvard Business Review

This premiere business school publication tweets articles by the world’s leading scholars and academics regarding business and leadership. Definitely a must read!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/HarvardBiz

  1. Ronnie Screwvala

One of top names in the entertainment industry, Ronnie Screwvala tweets on entrepreneurship. He takes questions from potential entrepreneurs and that makes his timeline interactive and interesting. Apart from enterprise and start-ups, Screwvala also tweets on rural India and the young.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/RonnieScrewvala

  1. She Negotiates

She Negotiates is a negotiating training and consulting and executive coaching firm, and their account tweets their negotiating tactics and expertise for free for their followers. These tips could help you crack a deal one day!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/SheNegotiates

  1. Richard Branson

His thoughts and beliefs will take you a long way. If you’re finding ways of turning your ideas into reality, then, among various inspirational Twitter accounts, this is the one you just cannot miss!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/richardbranson

  1. LifeHacker

The all-encompassing life advice site tweets on their account articles ranging from relevant Ted Talks to financial advice to what National Parks to visit. It brings you success mantras of business icons, shares tips on making money and helps you get things done faster and better!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/lifehacker

  1. The financial diet

This Twitter account throws light on money matters, champions financial honesty, helps in budget planning and writes about the smartest ways to save and spend money, especially for millennials.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/TFDiet

  1. Bill Nye

While his Twitter bio states “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t”, Bill Nye knows more than most. Best known for his children’s TV series, “Bill Nye the Science Guy” has a way of crafting every piece of knowledge he shares through Twitter in an exceptionally fascinating way. Alongside his Tweets sharing scientific facts and oddities that are always solid conversation starters, he also participates in Q&A’s with his followers and retweets content from other educational sources!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/BillNye

  1. LiveScienceHealth

This Twitter account provides news and information about the “top stories of the day in health, environment, animals, technology, and space.” Their mission is to “leave their fans five minutes smarter than when they arrived,” and their tweets definitely achieve this. All of the content they share is extremely interesting and answers questions that you didn’t even know you had.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/LiveSciHealth/

  1. Amitabh Bachchan

His tweets are filled with his comments on current events, sensitive stories, witty statuses, and sometimes, an insight into the world of glamour!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/SrBachchan

  1. Tanmay Bhatt

This Twitter account of an Indian stand-up comedian, script writer, producer and the co-founder of the popular comedy sketch group All India Bakchod is sure to leave you in splits!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/thetanmay

These guys don’t use Twitter accounts to impress people, they use it to impact people!”

Twitter is only as good as the people you follow on it. And so, we’ve created a special list of Twitter accounts you must, must, must follow:

  1. Narendra Modi

Here is a man who has used social media to his absolute advantage. According to a report, the Prime Minister strategically tweets under nine broad themes: Cricket, Rahul Gandhi, entertainment, sarcasm, corruption, development, foreign affairs, Hinduism, and science and technology. But what struck the researchers is his “use of political irony and sarcasm to become broadly appealing and refashion his political style.” You can definitely learn some social media tips from this account, of course, along with all the other content posted!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/narendramodi

  1. BBC Breaking News

If you want to feel more knowledgeable, it’s important that you stay up to date on current events. While there are countless sources for breaking news online, BBC Breaking News’ Twitter account has proven to be a reliable and timely source. Even with the 140 character limit, this Twitter account can tell you the key point of any breaking news story so that even if you’re pressed for time and don’t click the link to read the entire report, you will have a general notion of what is happening in the world of news simply from a quick scan of their feed.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking

  1. TED Talks

Among various Twitter accounts, this one is especially devoted to spreading ideas that can change your world, and change the world. Typically, A TEDx Talk is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-formed ideas in under 18 minutes. If you want to make it big, this Twitter account will contribute tremendously!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/TEDTalks

  1. Barkha Dutt

One of India’s top journalists, Barkha Dutt is the group editor of NDTV, a leading and credible TV news channel. Sharp and diligent, she has made a name for herself as an anchor-reporter not merely in India but globally. Her tweets are a mix of on-ground reportage and accompanying views.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/BDUTT

  1. Forbes

Forbes has it all: career advice, business news, cultural news and the latest tips and advice from the world’s most powerful and innovative entrepreneurs. Of all Twitter accounts, this account can definitely not be missed!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/Forbes

  1. Economic Times

India’s largest business newspaper, The Economic Times focuses on large companies, particularly listed entities, apart from the economy and finance. But it also publishes stories of small businesses with advisories thrown in. You could look at it as a starting point into India Inc. Instead of following several Twitter accounts, this one summarizes the Indian economy and the financial setup in the country.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/EconomicTimes

  1. Harvard Business Review

This premiere business school publication tweets articles by the world’s leading scholars and academics regarding business and leadership. Definitely a must read!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/HarvardBiz

  1. Ronnie Screwvala

One of top names in the entertainment industry, Ronnie Screwvala tweets on entrepreneurship. He takes questions from potential entrepreneurs and that makes his timeline interactive and interesting. Apart from enterprise and start-ups, Screwvala also tweets on rural India and the young.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/RonnieScrewvala

  1. She Negotiates

She Negotiates is a negotiating training and consulting and executive coaching firm, and their account tweets their negotiating tactics and expertise for free for their followers. These tips could help you crack a deal one day!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/SheNegotiates

  1. Richard Branson

His thoughts and beliefs will take you a long way. If you’re finding ways of turning your ideas into reality, then, among various inspirational Twitter accounts, this is the one you just cannot miss!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/richardbranson

  1. LifeHacker

The all-encompassing life advice site tweets on their account articles ranging from relevant Ted Talks to financial advice to what National Parks to visit. It brings you success mantras of business icons, shares tips on making money and helps you get things done faster and better!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/lifehacker

  1. The financial diet

This Twitter account throws light on money matters, champions financial honesty, helps in budget planning and writes about the smartest ways to save and spend money, especially for millennials.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/TFDiet

  1. Bill Nye

While his Twitter bio states “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t”, Bill Nye knows more than most. Best known for his children’s TV series, “Bill Nye the Science Guy” has a way of crafting every piece of knowledge he shares through Twitter in an exceptionally fascinating way. Alongside his Tweets sharing scientific facts and oddities that are always solid conversation starters, he also participates in Q&A’s with his followers and retweets content from other educational sources!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/BillNye

  1. LiveScienceHealth

This Twitter account provides news and information about the “top stories of the day in health, environment, animals, technology, and space.” Their mission is to “leave their fans five minutes smarter than when they arrived,” and their tweets definitely achieve this. All of the content they share is extremely interesting and answers questions that you didn’t even know you had.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/LiveSciHealth/

  1. Amitabh Bachchan

His tweets are filled with his comments on current events, sensitive stories, witty statuses, and sometimes, an insight into the world of glamour!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/SrBachchan

  1. Tanmay Bhatt

This Twitter account of an Indian stand-up comedian, script writer, producer and the co-founder of the popular comedy sketch group All India Bakchod is sure to leave you in splits!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/thetanmay

Take Time to Reflect (1)


“In it he saw…honey.” Jdg 14:8 NIV

One day Samson encountered a lion and slew it. The Bible says, “Some time later, when he went back…he turned aside to look at the lion’s carcass. In it he saw…some honey. He scooped out the honey with his hands and ate as he went along” (vv. 8-9 NIV). There’s a lesson here for you. When you take time to stop and reflect, you discover “honey” in your experiences that you can eat and grow stronger and wiser. When you reflect, you are able to put things into perspective; you gain new appreciation for things you didn’t notice before. Few of us have clear perspective in the heat of the moment. Most of us who have survived a traumatic experience usually avoid similar situations at all costs. This can leave us with unresolved issues that leave us tied up in knots. Reflective thinking enables you to distance yourself from the intense emotions of an experience and see it with fresh eyes. Indeed, this process is one of the first steps to getting rid of our emotional baggage. President George Washington observed, “We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.” Each of us has been shaped by the experiences, good and bad, that we’ve had in life. What we refuse to deal with deals with us, and often in harmful ways. We “act out” of our unresolved issues. But when we bring them into the light and ask God for the grace to face them squarely, they lose their power over us.

How long do dogs live on average?


Nearly 40% of small breed dogs live longer than 10 years, but only 13% of giant breed dogs live that long. The average 50-pound dog will live 10 to 12 years. But giant breeds such as great Danes or deerhounds are elderly at 6 to 8 years.

𝗥𝗢𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗦


“𝗥𝗢𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗦” | Elon Musk is trying to make it a no-brainer for you to move to Mars. SpaceX is designing a new rocket ship, called Starship, to send about 100 people to Mars at a time. Musk says he is “confident” people could afford to “sell their home on Earth” and move to Mars. He began sharing this vision in 2015, saying he wants to back up the human race like a hard drive in case something terrible befalls Earth.

Power and Influence


Power
The term “influence”, like many other term in political science, is itself a source of considerable controversy.
Some scholars have used “power” and “influence” interchangeably, while others have stressed their differences.
As the eminent political scientist, Robert Dahl, rightly acknowledged , “one writer’s influence is another’s power .
We can generally say, however, that political influence is just a form of power, less in degree than domination and admit that the distinction between influence and dominance cannot be made very clear-cut.

Amazon will pay $0 in taxes on $11,200,000,000 in profit for 2018


While some people have received some surprise tax bills when filing their returns, corporations continue to avoid paying tax — thanks to a cocktail of tax credits, loopholes, and exemptions.
According to a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), Amazon (AMZN) will pay nothing in federal income taxes for the second year in a row.
Thanks to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Amazon’s federal tax responsibility is 21% (down from 35% in previous years). But with the help of tax breaks, according to corporate filings, Amazon won’t be paying a dime to Uncle Sam despite posting more than $11.2 billion in profits in 2018.

Briefly about the main events of the day


“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.”

💬 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Briefly about the main events of the day

🔴 Airbus warns of no-deal Brexit, says has spent tens of millions preparing.

🔴 Russia’s Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela’s PDVSA.

🔴 Qatar aims to build $20 billion sports sector ahead of World Cup.

🔴 ECB’s Rehn sees euro zone economy weakening.

🔴 European car imports no threat to U.S. national security.

🔴 Nissan panel to recommend outside director to chair board.

🔴 Canada’s Freeland pushes end of steel, aluminium tariffs in meeting with Pelosi.

Germany plans an insect protection law to slash use of pesticides and pump tens of millions of euros into research, the country’s environment minister says, as global concern grows over mankind’s impact on the crucial invertebrates.


Robinhood Launches Banking Services


Fintech startup Robinhood Financial LLC today announced that customers can sign up for access to a Checking & Savings product, which will be available as part of their free-trades brokerage services. The company makes money primarily from interest on customer cash balances.
Upon logging in to the app, customers are now greeted with an invitation to apply for the banking capabilities. The accounts pay a 3% annual interest rate, which is certainly a loss leader at the present time, and there are no fees for the customer.
Robinhood says it can offer the high rate of interest due to splitting the revenue it receives from MasterCard whenever a debit card is used.

US investor & top partners of Baring Vostok equity fund detained in Moscow on fraud allegations


A Moscow district court has ordered the detention of the founder and senior partner of Baring Vostok private equity, as part of an ongoing inquiry into fraud allegations. Other employees were also taken into custody.
Michael Calvey, a US citizen, was detained in the Russian capital on Friday along with other Baring Vostok associates, Vagan Abgaryan, Philippe Delpal, and Ivan Zyuzin, the firm said in a statement. It said the arrests have nothing to do with the company’s activities but relate to a dispute around Russia’s Vostochny Bank.

US National Debt Hits Terrifying $22 Trillion


Today is a record moment in US history. The total national debt has surpassed $22 trillion for the first time ever.
The runaway mountain of debt is a terrifying reminder of how fragile the fiat monetary system is. If you want to watch it pile up in real time, visit the US debt clock. It’s a sobering vision of a system out of control.

Briefly about the main events of the day


«Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living, Profits make you a fortune.»

💬 Jim Rohn

Briefly about the main events of the day

🔴 London bankers will need ‘chaperones’ for EU clients under no-deal Brexit.

🔴 Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber.

🔴 Automakers brace for U.S. government report on import tariffs.

🔴 HNA cuts stake in Deutsche Bank to 6.3 percent – SEC filing.

🔴 Mattel warns of weak 2019, shares drop most in 20 years.

🔴 Citigroup CEO gets $24 million as compensation in 2018.

🔴 Oil rises over 2 percent to 2019 highs on tightening supplies.

Berkshire Trims Apple, Sells Oracle and Buys Big Banks


Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B), the conglomerate run by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, sold some of its giant stake in Apple Inc. (AAPL), called it quits on Oracle Corp. (ORCL) and used some of its freed-up capital to top up on bank stocks in the last three months of 2018.
The firm’s hotly anticipated 13F filing revealed that it was eager to buy into financials after a sector-wide selloff. Among its top purchases in the fourth quarter were Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

How Satan Tempts Us


“He will show you how to escape from your temptations.” 1Co 10:13 CEV

Satan tried to get Jesus to succumb to three different kinds of temptation, and he’ll try the same with you: (1) Satisfaction without God. Knowing Christ was hungry, Satan told Him to turn stones into bread. But Jesus said no because He knew God’s plan was to feed and strengthen Him supernaturally; He refused to settle for less—and you must too. (2) Success without God. Satan then took Jesus to the top of the temple and told Him to jump off, saying God would send angels to protect Him. But God’s plan for Jesus was the cross, the resurrection, and the multitudes who would come to believe in Him. Satan tried to get Jesus to settle for less, and he’ll try the same with you. Don’t take the bait! (3) Significance without God. Satan offered Jesus the kingdoms of this world if only He’d bow down and worship him. What an offer! Significance without God! But the fact is, the kingdoms of this world weren’t Satan’s to offer! So he lied to Jesus—and he will lie to you too. The way to lasting satisfaction is the way of the cross, which means sacrificing yourself. Jesus rebuked Satan with a reminder from Scripture that God alone is worthy to be glorified. Understand this: Satan will take every legitimate desire you have and try to get you to fulfill it in an illegitimate way. But you can overcome him. How? By staying close to God and living in His Word, “He will show you how to escape from your temptations.”

Most stressful jobs, 2017.


1. Enlisted Military Personnel
2. Firefighter
3. Airline pilot
4. Police officer
5. Event coordinator
6. Newspaper reporter
7. Senior Corporate Executive
8. Public relations executive
9. Taxi driver
10. Broadcaster

(CareerCast)

What Is Yobai? Raper or Tradition?


What Is Yobai?

Raper or Tradition?
So, how could a man find himself some pleasurable company? He could go to a prostitute that was standard. Sure, in a city. But what if he lived out in a rural farming village? Not much he could do, other than start knocking on doors and asking if he can have sex with the daughter…

November 27, 1095, the first crusade: 923 years ago today, Pope Urban II called all Christians in Europe to go to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land.


November 27, 1095, the first crusade:
923 years ago today, Pope Urban II called all Christians in Europe to go to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land.
In the late 11th century, the Turks threatened to invade the Byzantine Empire and take Constantinople. Byzantine Emperor Alexius I asked Urban for help. Wanting to reunite the Church under him by helping the Eastern churches in their time of need, Urban united Christian Europe under him as he fought to take back the Holy Land from the Turks..

What causes muscles to be sore after workout?


Lactic acid is a normal byproduct of muscle metabolism, but it can irritate muscles and cause discomfort and soreness. Muscle soreness associated with exercise is known as delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS.

Learn to Be Content


“Godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1Ti 6:6

When you talk about contentment, some people think you’re against progress. No. Paul is saying contentment never comes from externals! Every twelve minutes, radio and television advertisers try to convince us that contentment isn’t possible without their particular brand of product. Don’t go for it! The desire for more can be insatiable. As long as you believe more is better, you’ll never be satisfied. Why? Because you’ll never live long enough to have it all! Just think; when you get something or achieve something, do you even take the time to enjoy it, or do you gallop off to the next thing without stopping? To avoid getting old too soon and wise too late, read this Scripture: (1) “We brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it” (v. 7 NLT). When you die and people ask, “How much did they leave?” the answer will be “everything” (including a legacy of good or bad). (2) “Some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith” (v. 10 NLT). If your pursuit of material things is leaving no time for God, reexamine your priorities and start changing them while you still can. Stop thinking, “If only I had a bigger house, a more understanding spouse, a particular job, a radical makeover, a higher IQ, or the acceptance of a particular person, I’d be happy.” It doesn’t work that way. The Bible says, “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps 118:24).

Where did hieroglyphics develop?


Where did hieroglyphics develop?

The hieroglyphic system used in ancient Egypt had between 700 and 800 basic symbols, called glyphs. This number grew in the last centuries of ancient Egyptian civilization, because of an increased interest in writing religious texts.

Do bears sleep all winter long?


It is a common misconception that bears hibernate during the winter. While bears tend to slow down during the winter, they are not true hibernators. Black bears, Grizzly bears and Brown bears do go into a deep sleep during the winter months, known as torpor. Hibernation is when animals “sleep” through the winter.

#Bulgaria freezes accounts of #Venezuelan state oil firm after Washington ‘tip-off’


Bulgaria freezes accounts of Venezuelan state oil firm after Washington ‘tip-off’

Authorities in Bulgaria have blocked transfers out of bank accounts belonging to Venezuelan state-controlled energy corporation PDVSA, according to Bulgaria’s chief prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov.
Sofia apparently received information about transfers made by the Venezuelan oil giant, via its accounts in Bulgaria, to reportedly channel the money elsewhere. Washington was the key source of the information, according to Tsatsarov.

Trillion-dollar-valued Amazon pays $0 in income taxes for 2018, gets multi-million refund


Trillion-dollar-company Amazon skated through 2018’s tax filings without paying a cent for the second year in a row. The e-commerce behemoth, which made $11 billion last year, will pay no taxes at all, thanks to 2017’s tax reform.

End of the superjumbo: Airbus is giving up on the A380


Airbus is ending the A380 program, pulling the plug on its iconic superjumbo jet that once promised to revolutionize commercial air travel but failed to deliver on outsized expectations.
The European plane maker said Thursday that it will stop delivering A380s in 2021 after its key customer, Dubai-based airline Emirates, slashed its orders for the huge jetliner.

Google to invest $13 billion in US data centers and offices this year


The future of Google increasingly lies outside Silicon Valley.
Google (GOOGL) is planning to invest $13 billion in data centers and offices in more than a dozen US states this year, which it claims could pave the way for hiring tens of thousands of employees, according to a blog post from CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday.
“Our expansion across the U.S. has been crucial to finding great new talent, improving the services that people use every day, and investing in our business,” Pichai wrote in the post. He said this will be the second year in a row that Google will grow “faster outside of the Bay Area than in it.”

If you bought Apple stock instead of the original iPhone, which would be the better investment?


The first smartphone, designed and marketed by Apple, hit the shelves in June 2007.
RT decided to calculate how much a $500 investment would be worth today if the money had been invested in Apple stock instead of buying the original iPhone.
On June 29, 2007, the official release date for the first iPhone in the US, Apple Inc. was trading at about $17.50 per share. As of Wednesday, Apple shares were trading near $171. Rough calculations show that an investment of $500 made in Apple stock 12 years ago would be worth about $5,000.

How Big is Your God?


“The battle is the Lord’s…he will give you into our hands.” 1Sa 17:47

How you handle life depends on how big you believe God is. If He’s too small: (1) You’ll live in constant anxiety thinking everything depends on you. (2) Your outlook will be dictated by your surroundings—or worse, your critics. (3) Without the acceptance of a loving God you’ll be a slave to people’s opinions. (4) You’ll constantly crave recognition because you don’t understand that “your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you” (Mt 6:4 NAS). Author John Ortberg says that when we make the mistake of shrinking God, we “offer prayer without faith, work without passion, service without joy, and suffering without hope—which results in fear, retreat, loss of vision, and failure to persevere.” When Goliath threatened the Israelites, “they were dismayed and greatly afraid” (1Sa 17:11 NRS). They didn’t think their God was big enough for the job. But not David! “Let no one’s heart fail…your servant will…fight…this Philistine. The Lord…who saved me from…the lion and…bear, will [save us now]” (1Sa 17:32, 37 NRS). You can face anything when you know what David knew—“the battle is the Lord’s.” And He’s never lost one yet! So you don’t have to depend on your own resources. David may have felt small, but he knew his God was big enough for the job. Do you know that? Eighteenth-century Anglican clergyman John Newton said, “If the Lord be with us we have no cause for fear. His eye is upon us, His arm over us, His ear open to our prayer, His grace sufficient, [and] His promises unchangeable.” It all depends on how big your God is!

Trash Bin


Once upon a time there was a lonely trash bin. His name was John.
John was very lonely because he always stays alone at home with no one to speak to.
But one faithful day, the landlord of the building where John stayed at decided that today was the day to add two new trash cans next to John.
The green trash bin was named Susan. She was a recycle bin for all the papers to be reused. She was a hero to all the trees to the world!
And the blue trash bin’s name was Paul. Paul was used to store glass bottles! He was very important to the environment.
When John had first met Susan and Paul he was the HAPPIEST trash bin in the world! He had never experienced this feeling in his whole life. He stayed up all day and night talking to Susan and Paul, trying to get to know them better. I mean, it’s the only thing John could do!
John, Susan, and Paul quickly became the best of friends. They were always together. Rain and shine, hail and sleet, always.

But one warm afternoon, something terrible happened. John had discovered a tiny crack on the rim of his trash bin. Susan and Paul freaked out! But John had told them that everything would be alright. That he wasn’t going to go anywhere.
Little did he know…

August 27th, 1968. 3:26AM

John woke up with a jolt of pain on his right side. He turned to that side to see what was wrong. What he found was beyond terrifying. He found a split on his can. It went from the very top of his trash can to the very bottom of his trash can. It had hurt so bad. The contents, all his trash, had begun to spill out.
He quickly woke Susan and Paul. He showed them what was wrong and it wasn’t long before all three had begun sobbing.
The pain John was experiencing was so intense he could barely breathe. He knew he was dying.

John uttered his last words to Susan and Paul, smiled, and closed his eyes….
Paul, who never cried, shed his tears. One by one they trickled down his face and down his chin. He let out a sob and another. He replayed John’s last words over and over again in his mind.

“Thank you for being my friend.”

John passed away at age 36 on August 27th, 1968 at 3:48AM

We’re often attracted to people who don’t treat us well due to the brain’s reward system. When “rewards” like affection and sex are given to us unexpectedly, they become more enticing – This is also a significant reason why partners remain in emotionally abusive relationships. #psychology


Tariffs prompt US Steel to restart work on Alabama mill


US Steel says it is restarting construction on an Alabama mill to take advantage of higher steel prices.
The company had stopped work on a furnace at the plant in 2015 because of unfavorable market conditions. But US Steel said it resumed construction because of the Trump administration’s trade policies, as well as incentives from the state and local government and support from the United Steelworkers union.

First unit at Sasol’s Lake Charles chemical plant starts output


First unit at Sasol’s Lake Charles chemical plant starts output

Sasol on Wednesday began production at the first of seven units at its giant Lake Charles chemical plant in the U.S, boosting shares in the South African petrochemical group.
The plant in Louisiana, which will cut the company’s reliance on fuel, has an expected output of 1.5 million tonnes of ethylene, a chemical used in industries such as packaging, detergents and adhesives.

Briefly about the main events of the day


“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

💬 Mahatma Gandhi

Briefly about the main events of the day

🔴 UK economy to make modest post-Brexit recovery if deal agreed.

🔴 Exclusive: BT executives knew of accounting fraud in Italy unit – prosecutors.

🔴 LCH boss says no big shift in euro clearing ahead of Brexit.

🔴 Britain’s npower to raise standard energy prices by around 10 percent.

🔴 Thyssenkrupp employees will not support Tata JV at any price.

🔴 Euro zone industrial production falls more than expected in Decemberю

🔴 Ghosn changes lawyer team, adds hotshot attorney, in change of strategy.

Switzerland & Iran developing payment channel to bypass US sanctions


A special financial mechanism aimed at maintaining trade ties between Switzerland and Iran is ready for implementation, according to Sharif Nezam-Mafi, the head of the countries’ joint chamber of commerce.
He told IRNA news agency that the clearing house will be used to facilitate Iran’s oil transactions with its major Asian crude customers – namely India, China and South Korea.

Briefly about the main events of the day


“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.”

💬 Zig Ziglar

Briefly about the main events of the day

🔴 Bank of England’s Carney sees ‘delicate equilibrium’ as world economy slows.

🔴 UK’s ‘broken’ cash system needs overhaul.

🔴 DHL hires hundreds of customs staff to prepare for no-deal Brexit.

🔴 EDF Energy becomes second UK supplier to announce 10 percent price rise.

🔴 German minister wants to change telecoms law to cover all foreign vendors.

🔴 EU states water down pre-Brexit reform of money manager oversight.

🔴 Global trade optimism boosts FTSE 100; Plus500 tanks.