Friday, October 19, 2018

Recommended Website and reading

Technology Review has thought provoking and innovative content. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612268/we-can-now-customize-cancer-cures-tumor-by-tumor/

What If We All Followed Ayn Rand's Principles?

PBS has an interesting overview on this. FWIW I'm a big fan of The Fountainhead: 
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/column-this-is-what-happens-when-you-take-ayn-rand-seriously

Monday, October 1, 2018

Bielski Brothers Story Told by Rae Kushner

As I went in the summer of 2018 to visit the towns in which my family immigrated from in Belarus, Lithuania, and Latvia I got to see a small town where my great grand father Lazar Bielsky was born in a town called Molcadt Belarus (multiple ways to spell it based on which language you speak).  He became a rabbi by graduating from the yeshiva in Zhetl (now called Zdzieciol) also in Belarus.

As I came to the small town and did my research I came to find out that Rae Kushner grandmother of Jared Kushner was from a town not far from there. She was known for escaping the Zyde Ghetto for the forest where the Bielski brothers set up a camp to fight and hide until liberation came.

For my records I'll upload photos and stories of my trip but it's telling of our worlds past in Rae Kushners story told here:
https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn504520

The photos below are from the towns of Molchad, Belarus in present day 2018. The location is approximately 2.5 hours away from the city of Minsk. From Molchad I ventured to Zdzieciol Bialorus which is present day the town of Dzyatlava.













































Thursday, September 27, 2018

Circle of Concern vs Circle of Control

Worry about the things you can control and not the ones you can't. Also our worries and fears are often misplaced. We fear sharks, alligators, and terrorist attacks but yet we don't worry about often preventable diseases such as heart disease which kills exponentially more than all of the above.

Monday, August 6, 2018

richart ruddie dj sets on Night Owl radio

For reference the two appearances from being the up all night top donor in 2016 and 2017 I was a special guest dj on Night Owl Radio. Episodes 44 and 96 can be heard at the following links:

Episode 44 with Eric Prydz

https://www.insomniac.com/music/stream-night-owl-radio-044-ft-richart-ruddie-and-eric-prydz/

Episode 96 with Alison Wonderland B2B Diplo B2B Jauz
https://www.insomniac.com/music/stream-night-owl-radio-096-ft-richart-ruddie-and-alison-wonderland-b2b-diplo-b2b-jauz/

Monday, July 16, 2018

No Place on Earth Story on Galician Jews

Cave explorer Chris Nicola discovers a cave in Western Ukraine and asks what it's history is to which locals say maybe some jews used to hide out in there during the war. After heading back home to Queens, New York he finds that some of the few survivors (38 total) lived miles away from him. This film covers that story of the Galician Jews who survived.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2343266/

Added to my places to visit in the Lyviv, Ulraine Region, Lokachi, Ukraine, Pryvitne ukraina and the other town of Świniuchy of which I visited the Lithuania Sviniche last summer. 

Interesting Crypto Piece

In depth write up from the Bank of International Settlements covering the Crypto market. While I do believe Crypto and de-centralization holds a large part of our future this points out a lot of great analysis.

Read the piece here: https://www.bis.org/publ/arpdf/ar2018e5.htm
 
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