There is a lot of geopolitical activity taking place around Iran. The recent addition of an XRP ledger node, or validator, showing up in Iran should not be considered a coincidence. As we explored in the post the Geopolitics of XRP and the follow-up post Don’t Expect an Official Announcement, … Read More
Can you see? Do you feel the great expansive board of existence which you have been a part of for so long? Look past the moments of entering and exiting each life. Look past the moments of birth and death. See the board and all the lives moving upon its surface. Light waging war against the dark, and dark waging war against the light. Where are you in all of this? You, the weary traveler upon the endless journey outside of the constraints of time. I love you for the hardships you have suffered.
Following up on our learnings in the Geopolitics of XRP it is worth revisiting the time period between both world wars, and the transition from British pound dominance to American dollar dominance which took place. For centuries wealth moved around the world following the corridors built within the financial and … Read More
A connection between the North Korean peace summit and the global adoption of the digital asset XRP may not be holistically obvious to those of us who focus primarily on utility and the expansion of Ripple’s customer base and product offerings. Such connections aren’t easily supported by direct evidence and corporate announcements from either Ripple or the banks and institutions implementing xCurrent, xRapid or xVia. The sole function of Ripple and its business strategies is to develop product offerings and build corridors for the widespread adoption of XRP.
The most obvious characteristic of the androgynous Baphomet symbol is that the male and female energies are not balanced or in equilibrium. The sun side of the symbol represents the male forces while the moon side represents the female forces. The hand and arm on the sun side are pointing up while the hand and arm on the moon side are pointing down.
Visualize each as a plus and minus of the male and female forces, or fluids. As such, the Baphomet symbol can be interpreted as representing an imbalance in the material world between the male and female energies. This imbalance prevents the true spiritual androgynous being from evolving out of the merging of the male and female fluids and ascending as one spiritual being made out of two.
Smart Capital looks for the Highest Return at the Lowest Risk
During the financial crisis of 2007, a lot of stock market value just vanished as investors panic sold. It should be understood that mature investors who remained calm and patient experienced even larger gains in the years after the financial crisis. Some stocks, of course, didn’t recover but most did and surpassed the previous highs.
Many investors dumped stocks and moved to cash. This move also comes with twofold risk as you would have to be right on your risk analysis twice in a row for it to pay off. As an example, you would have to time your move out of stocks and into cash just right to maximize gains and minimize losses. But you would also have to time the move out of cash and back into stocks just as accurately. Most investors would have been better off holding through 2008 and 2009 to ride the wave back up to higher gains.
What we call International Liberalism is in practice the consolidation of socialism, fascism, and communism. All stand in contrast to the ideals of capitalism and freedom. Where fascism was focused on re-engineering civilization through race, communism used the divisions between classes as its casus belli. Socialism, in turn, served as the ideological building blocks which could be added incrementally to the capitalist and democratic norms. These socialist building blocks slowly corrupted the capitalist framework in the Western world. This engineered corruption would be subsequently used to build the case against capitalism and promote the global Marxist Revolution.
Morning traffic in downtown Edmonton is not so bad. Getting ahead of the 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM road glut is a snap when I leave the house at 6:30 AM and drive the convenient 8 blocks to the local gym. This past Friday I had to make a rare stop at the Macs Convenience Store to get an energy drink. Life for me is lived around the mandate of 80% planned and 20% unplanned. Not having a cold can in the fridge ready to go was an unusual unplanned event for me.
But life throws things at us whether we are planned or unplanned with our short time here.
The forces of empire are one of the greatest energies which mankind must face and overcome in order to build a right-minded world which takes into consideration the unique and individual challenges and phases of evolution across peoples and regions. Affording all equal opportunity under a decentralized monetary and governance framework is the best method to both encourage and achieve new levels of cultural and socioeconomic evolution.
Tomorrow’s church will be digital. It will develop from within the social media congregations which are now building a virtual world of human relations and simulated value. The social credit experiment taking place in China is considered horrifying to many in the West, but we cannot see that we are much further along this path with Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms which will soon incorporate digital wallets to store and transfer value between members based on each members usage and interaction within the platform, and across multiple platforms.