Comparing the aftermath of Vietnam to Afghanistan

IN THE NEWS:

On April 14, President Biden questioned, perhaps rhetorically, when is the right time to leave Afghanistan for good. He then gave the answer: September 11, 2021.

IN THE PAST:

Vietnam had no Pearl Harbor or 9/11-like moment. Yet, it became a war that…


And how has its meaning changed over the centuries?

Listen to our podcast conversation with a professor of American history about how the meaning of America’s Independence has changed over the centuries.
Listen to our podcast conversation with a professor of American history about how the meaning of America’s Independence has changed over the centuries.

IN THE NEWS

Another 4th of July is here. Does this one feel different to you? Perhaps a little… at least different than last year’s. In spite of the surge in Covid’s Delta Variant, we feel a little more at liberty to celebrate our Independence Day with our family and friends — in person!


Podcast UFO conversation with Harvard Professor from Dept. of Astronomy

Listen to our podcast conversation with the former chair of Harvard’s Dept. of Astronomy regarding Pentagon’s June 25th UFO report.
Listen to our podcast conversation with the former chair of Harvard’s Dept. of Astronomy regarding Pentagon’s June 25th UFO report.

IN THE NEWS:

On June 25th, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released its long-awaited UFO report. That report identified unexplainable cases of flying objects that, according to Navy pilots, moved at five times the speed of sound, and submerged and changed directions and accelerated in such ways that are beyond known capabilities of the United States’ and other nations’ technologies — including Russia’s and China’s. So, while the Report found no evidence of Alien technology in these unexplained flying objects, it couldn’t rule it out either.


Hiring web developers is not always a good idea. Photo: a hand extending out of a laptop screen.
Hiring web developers is not always a good idea. Photo: a hand extending out of a laptop screen.
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

I have had the good fortune of working with early stage online companies — some with great ideas, and advising them on a variety of startup issues and challenges. Some of these startups were decidedly online businesses, not brick and mortar businesses with an online presence. So their websites were of paramount importance — for essentially everything.


Since feedback from family and friends is usually biased, I had to learn new ways of getting feedback from total strangers.

Getting feedback for my startup from total strangers.
Getting feedback for my startup from total strangers.
Credit: Gerd Altmann / Pixabay

I hope this post is helpful to other entrepreneurs in discovering the variety of ways they can receive initial feedback about their startup idea.

I am developing a site that provides historical background to our news. I am passionate about this project because our news generally lacks perspective and context.

At the outset, as an entrepreneur I wanted to know if anyone else shares my passion about this project?

Essentially, I wanted to know if my project is a labor of love? A hobby? Or will others get all excited about it like me? And if they do, how would…


I am new to Medium (by the time you read this, it may be that I “was” new to Medium). So I eagerly labored over a long and well-researched story about what can be considered virtue for a U.S. President (for that and other similar stories, visit ThePeel.news, where we peel the news to give you perspective from the past), and submitted its draft for review by a Medium publication. …

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