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Good Morning, It’s Sunday, 16 April 2017, and this is the Easter Sunday Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
North Korea, continuing with their bellicose, trash-talking ways, tried to send a symbol to the U.S. and the world by staging a missile test yesterday. The missile blew up right after launch–a rather major humiliation for the North Korean government. They might want to re-think their strategy of threatening countries that have weapons systems that actually work.
President Trump’s first 100 days are not exactly the stuff of administrative legend. So far, his White House tenure has been marked by in-fighting, palace intrigue, embarrassing leaks, controversy, and lots of golf. In the background, voters are raking Republican Congressional representatives and senators over the coals in fiery town hall meetings that call into question the job the elected reps are doing. And appropriately so. Congress is proving recklessly inept (again). A government that hides the visitor logs for the White House and refuses to require financial transparency for Presidential appointees is not going to end well if history is any indication.
Uber is still growing, still increasing in market valuation, and still losing money ($2.6 billion in most recent published financials). In the new, disruptive economy, money that is not made in operations is recouped in market valuation (i.e. stock). Interesting.
It’s Easter. Reflect on what’s been, and what could be. In turbulent times, a pause for reflection is a very good thing.
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