Dividend Aristocrats: Income Growth Over Time + Historical Outperformance

In this review, Durig examines the ways in which holding a diverse portfolio of dividend paying, high quality blue chip stocks can help to provide investors some much needed stability.

Performance Highlights

(all performance is reported net of fee, as of 11-15-19)
  • Lifetime Return of 14.06%
  • Average Dividend Yield of 3.34%

Quality Investments That Deliver

As trade tensions between the US and China continue to plague financial markets, investors are looking for high quality investments that can still deliver.

Durig has found the solution; blue chip dividend stocks.

Russia’s Ominous New Law to Designate Russian Citizens as Foreign Agents. Are Stalin Style Repressions Coming Soon?

Russia’s Gosduma approved a new law regarding Russian individuals being designated as  foreign agents if they are working with foreign news outlets and receive funding outside of Russia. Interestingly, besides one member of the Duma, 337 members voted in favor of the proposed law.  It is expected to take effect on November 21. The State Duma, commonly abbreviated in Russian as Gosduma, is the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia, while the upper house is the Council of the Federation. The Duma headquarters are located in central Moscow, a few steps from Manege Square. Its members are referred to as deputies.

Solomon King of Israel – Marriage or Celibacy

Israel is today a democracy.  In the times of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem it was a theocracy with a King. There were no elections like in Israel today. The King was chosen by a prophet. The first King was King Saul appointed by the prophet Samuel. The son-in-law of Saul and warrior in his army was David who became the successor to King Saul. The son of King David was Solomon who became King at the age of 12 years old and reigned for forty years.

Are Amateur Journalists Crossing the Lines?

Almost everyone has a YouTube page, and almost everyone is a YouTube Blogger these days. Some give beauty tips, reviews and others cover popular reality shows like big name tabloids, such as TMZ, E!, Entertainment Tonight and others. All of this has also created a phenomenon of disputes leading to restraining orders and mayhem between these amateur bloggers and the reality stars themselves.

Diagnosis and Treatments: How to Recuperate From Skin Cancer

The most common type of cancer is skin cancer, and the numbers are on the rise as each year passes. What could this trend be attributed to? Poor lifestyle choices, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and most importantly in the case of skin cancer, UV radiation. Skin cancer happens when your skin cells get mutated into growing abnormally. Now, UV radiation damage them to the point that they become

US Softens Position on West Bank Settlements

Secretary of State Pompeo announced on Monday that the US is softening its position on West Bank Settlements in the occupied West Bank. Pompeo said the US repudiates a 1978 State Department legal opinion that civilian settlements in the occupied territories are inconsistent with international law. This move by America has already angered Jordan and will anger other nations in the Middle East and Europe. Already the declaration of President Trump giving recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and supporting Israel annexation of the Golan has had an effect on relations between Israel and its neighbors.

China’s Domination of Raw Materials Export – Can the EU Find an Alternative Source?

The European Union (EU) members will hold discussions on the November 19 in Brussels, Belgium on measures needed to stop China’s domination in the area of rare earth elements and other critical resources. The issue is relevant due to the US-China trade war and security issues. It does not help that Russia recently decided to send over 82 tones of monazite to China in the near future. Monazite is a reddish-brown phosphate mineral containing rare earth metals.

6 Ways to Keep Your Body Fit with Food

Are you planning to lose weight by ditching food? Give it a second thought.  According to a study, eating less or crash dieting may give you temporary results, but they also have permanent side-effects. The negatives of crash dieting include- dizziness, muscle aches, weak immune system and what not! But what if someone said that you didn’t have to compromise on food to achieve fitness? Eating right and adequate physical exercises go hand in hand. By combining both, you can keep your body fit and healthy and also avoid ailments such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.

Russian CEO’s Arrest Sounds the Humanitarian Alarms for Kuwait

The recent arrest of the Russian citizen Marsha Lazareva in Kuwait for her alleged involvement in a financial fraud has once again rung the humanitarian alarms for the US and the Arab nation. It has also brought forth some crucial dignitaries, including Neil Bush, the son of the former president, to get involved in the release of the Russian woman.

German Industry, Flagship Businesses in Danger?

In September, Herbert Diess made it clear to the world that under his stewardship, Volkswagen has a new agenda: efficiency at all costs. Unlike its larger rivals, Volkswagen has no need to continue to grow in order to tackle the present-day industry challenges of electrification and self-driving cars. What is needed is concentration of brand identities and an uncluttering of the asset portfolio. This will free up resources to inject into investment. VW alone is spending €80bn to buy batteries and develop the relevant technology.

Russia’s New Generation Sniper Rifle SVCh based on Dragunov Model – Will It Be a Winner?

Next year is the 100 year anniversary of the Evgeniy Dragunov, born February 20, 1920 into the family of the famous weapons makers of Czarist Russia. He served in the Soviet army during World War II. After the war was over, he started designing weapons and by 1950 his first successful design was put into mass production. Dragunov designed five more weapons, which ended up being utilized by the Soviet Army.

The Dragunov sniper rifle gave him international recognition, which the Red Army started using in 1963. He died on the August 4, 1991 and in 1998 was posthumously given one of Russia’s highest honors. In 2011, he was awarded honorary citizen of his hometown of Izhevsk.

The Dragunov Sniper Rifle Specifications: 

Model: Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova (SVD)

Caliber: 7.62x54mm Rimmed.

Barrel Length: 24″ (610mm)

Twist: 1:10″ RH, 4 Grooves.

Magazine: 10 round detachable box magazine.

Weight: 9.5lb (4.31kg) empty with telescope.

Overall Length: 48.2 in (1225 mm)

Russia has just announced the completion of a new generation Sniper Rifle SVCh based on the Dragunov Sniper Rifle. The JSC Kalashnikov Concern designed the new weapon. The Kalashnikov Concern is named after legendary Mikhail Kolashnikov and its headquarters is located in the city of Izhevsk. Kalashnikov was a Soviet designer, who created the AK-47, officially known as the Avtomat Kalashnikova, a gas-operated, 7.62×39mm assault rifle.

Mikhail Kalashnikov

The new Sniper Rifle will be semiautomatic. However, that could be considered as a law, as being semiautomatic can affect precision during use.

Additionally, the design includes structural elements that are installed on a solid upper tire rigidly connected to the barrel. There are three calibers available: 7.62х54R, 7.62х51 (NATO classification .308 Win), and .338 Lapua Magnum. The length of the SVCH is 995 to 1,015 mm. The barrel is identical to SVD and holds 10 bullets. There are advanced versions of the barrel able to hold 15 or 20 bullets and the weight is 4,2 kg, hence it is lighter than the SVD.  The prototype was completed in 2018 and Russian President Vladimir Putin was seen showcasing the weapon himself.

Image Source: Larue tactical

The rifle has Picatinny rail (also known as a MIL-STD-1913 rail or STANAG 2324 rail), a military standard rail interface system that provides a mounting platform for firearm accessories. It was originally used for mounting scopes atop the receivers of larger caliber rifles. Once established, its use expanded to also attach other accessories such as: iron sights, tactical lights, laser aiming modules, night vision devices, reflex sights, foregrips, bipods, slings and bayonets.

Thus far, the Rifle has not been tested in combat zones. Russia plans to have SVCH in production by 2021 and the Russian military will be supplied with the new weapon by the end of 2021 replacing the SVD. The results of its capabilities remain to be seen.

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No More Lives Lost – Hold NJ Transit and Coach USA Accountable for Killing Pedestrians

Let’s Remember All The Lives Slain By an NJ Transit and Coach USA Reckless Bus Driver Video. The genocide on innocent lives will leave you shock by the statics of all the people killed and swept under the rug by New Jersey’s people who can stop this. In the 1990s, New Jersey Transit was riding high. It won a coveted award for outstanding public transportation three times. Even as recently as 2007, it won a leadership award from New York University. Those days are no more.

See the Judge in You, Note the Grudge in Others

Do you love to tell people how to live their life? There is no dearth of family, friends, colleagues, even magazines websites offering plenty of advice about what you should or shouldn’t do. How you should (or shouldn’t) eat, drink, dress, exercise, shop, vote, believe (or not believe). Shannon. L. Alder says, ”often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.”

Be Boldly Bald

Balding is a sensitive topic. Once hair starts falling, quite a few men feel their attractiveness is lost and feel quite dismayed. With this self-destructing attitude, they search for a replacement, a full head of hair; spending lavishly on hair re-growth procedures or even opting for ludicrous wigs. For years men have turned to Rogaine, hair plugs, and even lock extensions to mask the ever so devastating tragedy that is hair loss.

How to Develop A Winning Social Media Content Strategy

It is a competitive age and in every sphere, there is immense competition. If there is no competition, there is no actually no business. To prosper in business and making an impression on the minds of the consumers, social media has a key role to play. Thus, to thrive in business, adopting the right business strategy is imperative and one such significant business strategy is Social media content strategy. When adopted rightly, it can make a business flourish. The power of social media is immense.

Russia, Napoleon, Horrendous Murder and Putin’s Russia

On November 7, professor Oleg Sokolov murdered his live-in girlfriend Anastasia Yeshchenko in St. Petersburg. She was only 24 years old. Sokolov is a Russian historian of the Napoleonic era. He is a Candidate of Historical Sciences and was a Docent of the Department of Modern History, and Faculty of History of Saint Petersburg State University. His scientific and social activities were acknowledged by the Legion of Honour in 2003 by French President Jacques Chirac. The Legion of Honour is the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits, established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte and retained by all later French governments and régimes.

5 Websites that Help Screenwriters Sell Their Work

It has never been easier for screenwriters to connect to agents, managers, and producers in order to sell their film and television scripts.  The ever increasing demand for media fueled by giants like Disney, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu have opened many doors for writers in recent years.  If you are a screenwriter looking for help bringing your projects to big and small screens worldwide, check out the following resources.

Rush is on to Get Pseudo Satellites into Space

Japanese company HAPSMobile successfully completed the second HAWK30 Solar HAPS test flight on October 23 from a NASA facility. The first flight was in the September. HAPSMobile plans to move the HAWK30 to the Hawaiian island of Lanai and is accelerating preparations to perform stratospheric test flights there by March 31, 2020 per their press release.

HAPSMobile is a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) and minority-owned by AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), who is also an aircraft development partner for “HAWK30,” a solar-powered unmanned aircraft designed for stratospheric telecommunications platform systems that flies approximately 20kms into the stratosphere. The wing span of the HAWK30 is 78 meters.

Is Russia’s Footprint on the Death of the White Helmets Founder James Le Mesurier in Turkey?

British national James Le Mesurier was found dead in Istanbul, Turkey.  He was known to be affiliated with the White Helmets, officially known as the Syria Civil Defense, a volunteer organization that operates in parts of opposition-controlled Syria and in Turkey, founded in the 2014. Le Mesurier was a former MI-6 officer, the foreign intelligence service of the government of the United Kingdom, tasked mainly with covert overseas collection and analysis of human intelligence (HUMINT) in support of the UK’s national security. NETFLIX has a documentary pertaining to The White Helmets.

Using Humor to Resolve Conflict

So, this priest goes on safari, right? Yeah, I know. It’s a weird way to start an article. Stay with me though. The priest somehow gets lost and finds himself wandering the Serengeti. He’s walking and he’s walking, but he has no idea where he is. Suddenly, a huge lion bursts out from the overgrowth and begins to give chase. The priest runs as fast as his tired legs can carry him, but he doesn’t get far.

The Journeys and Tests of Abraham – A Bible Lesson

In synagogues throughout the world this week on the Sabbath will be read the story of Abraham in Genesis:12.  God appeared to Abraham and gave him instructions to leave his native country, the land of his father and go to Israel.  He said to Abraham I will make from you a great nation, I will bless you, and make your name great, you will be for the world a blessing, those that bless you will be blessed, those that curse you shall be cursed, in you all the families of the world will be blessed.

Veterans Day: Cost of Freedom

Veterans Day is difficult for me every year. This year, Veterans Day will be particularly challenging.  Normally, I either keep myself busy with mundane tasks or submerge myself in some monumental project. To be sure, I am never idle.  Some years I participated in Veterans Day ceremonies.  Sometimes, I have the honor as a keynote speaker or as a performer singing our national anthem. Some years, I have avoided all contact.

Democrat Impeachment Inquiry Will Likely Make Trump Stronger

Many pundits have speculated that the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry may end up hurting the party and could lead to a Republican victory in 2020. After the Mueller investigation dragged on for nearly two years and failed to yield anything conclusive, many Americans have become weary of Democrat efforts to impeach Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also showed apprehension in calling for a formal impeachment inquiry. However, after increasing pressure from her colleagues in the House, she took concrete step towards impeachment.

NBA Western Conference: Which teams Have Started the Season Well?

Basketball season is underway with the Western Conference teams battling it out once more to reach the playoffs, and have a shot at becoming NBA Champions. The NBA betting odds are currently in favour of the Los Angeles Clippers winning the championship and the Western Conference, but a few teams are faring better than them so far.

Last year, Western Conference Champions Golden State Warriors lost out to East Conference team the, Toronto Raptors. West Conference teams are no doubt eager to bring the title back to the Pacific coast. Let’s take a look at the teams who have already made a positive start to the season.

Jeff Sessions Shows his Support for Trump in his First Senate Campaign Ad

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions left President Trump’s cabinet with a strained relationship between him and the President. Trump often berated Sessions for not putting a stop to the Mueller investigation. Sessions is now running for one of Alabama’s senate seats and used his first campaign ad to quell some of the bad blood between him and the president.

5 Gun Safety Tips Every Gun Owner Should Know

Whether it’s for sport or protection, the moment you become a gun owner, you become responsible for safely carrying and using a firearm. Below are safety tips that every gun owner should know before they make the purchase.

1. Always Assume Your Gun is Loaded While Handling It

Unless this is truly your first rodeo when it comes to gun safety, we can assume you’ve heard not to keep it loaded. A safe gun owner assumes the day will come when handling a weapon he or she just knew was unloaded – until, one day, it isn’t. That’s why it’s best to build the habit of handling a gun as if it were loaded, all the time.

The Land of Israel – Sacred Land

The conflict which exists in Israel between the secular liberal population and the conservative right wing is partially over the issue of the sacredness of the Land Of Israel to the Jewish people. Jews live throughout the world and maintain their identity as Jews through their religion. There is an obligation to the Jew to recognize that their homeland is Eretz Yisrael the land of Israel; but not necessarily to live in Israel today.

Speak Again

It was Dr. Maya Angelou who said that at age 7 she believed her voice will kill people. Why would Maya say this? When she was 7, her moms lover raped her (such a painful memory). She was so scared to report or give a name because he said “I will kill anyone you tell”… thankfully Maya’s older brother convinced her to talk. She did and he was arrested but released the next day or so.

6 Common Skin Problems You Could Face This Winter

Winter is a season that everyone waits for throughout the year. It is also the time of the year of all the festivals and celebrations. For people, these months are perfect for getting trendy as they can wear multiple layered clothes and boots. However, winter is not just about beautiful things. Along with unforgiving weather conditions, winter brings a ton of skin problems that are pesky as well as troublesome. With all the celebrations and holidays around, you wouldn’t want to be a victim of such skin issues. But every problem has a solution. Here is a list of common skin problems that you might face this winter along with answers to avoid these problems:

Russia Declassified Partial Specs of Space Program Weapons from Soviet Era

Russia declassified additional information about weapons in space the Soviets who had a keen interest in defense projects in space.  The Cold War and the arms race were projected to take place in the space. Hence, the development of the weapons for such war. In the early 1970s, the Soviets launched a space station for defense purposes– Almaz, which contained the artillery system Chit-1. The system was one of a kind. The Almaz program was a highly secret Soviet military space station program begun in the early 1960s. Three crewed military reconnaissance stations were launched between 1973 and 1976: Salyut 2, Salyut 3 and Salyut 5.

Avigdor Lieberman Torn by Two Sides: Secular and Religious Zionism

Already Israel has reached a standoff in elections and in the formation of a government. In Israel there are two sides which are led by two of the major parties which is Blue-White and Likud. Both of these parties have received the same number or close to the same number of mandates but still have not been able to make a majority coalition government. Each of these parties need to reach 61 mandates which include mandates from other parties in the coalition.

Accelerate Your Business with High Performance Computing (HPC)

Your business has the talent, expertise and potential to achieve great results and your IT infrastructure’s computing power should never limit that. To grow your business beyond the ordinary and to instead drive innovation to new levels, you can’t rely on traditional data center infrastructure. High Performance computing (HPC) systems are being deployed across many areas of business at companies across the globe to handle demanding workloads, provide big data and analytics solutions, and maximize business growth.

Russia Announces Gonets 2.0 Satellite Communications System – Full Steam Ahead for Putin’s New Iron Curtain?

Russia announced a new project pertaining to the satellite system Gonets 2.0. The system will have satellite phone options and a myriad of government  applications. It is on par with Putin’s plan to have Russia closed off in the same way as Russia is developing its own intranet, similar to the Great Fire Wall of China and eliminating privacy. The deployment of the system is scheduled for 2024. It will also have large data storage capabilities and the ability to create automatic subsystems. Russia estimates by 2025 that their satellite channel will be used by millions of devices in Russia. Besides the military applications, Gonets 2.0 can be used in the drone, energy, transport, oil and gas industries across Russia and some of the former Soviet block nations, like Belarus.

8 Lowest Cost / Cheapest Press Release – Top / Best Rated PR Services (Prices Included)

We wanted to know the lowest prices press release with the easiest to use services.

We looked through and prices them per release as many want to sell you a monthly package not a single service all a cart.

So based on price here is the lowest 8 press release location that we could find on the internet including privacy per single release.

Putin’s Defense Ambitions Suffer Huge Setback – What is the Future of the Submarine Missions?

A fire occurred Sunday in the town of Herzach-22. As a result, a very unique Russian factory, that was producing monomolecular polymetallic filaments, burned down.  According to the Russia’s official version, the fire occurred at the tungsten ingot dehydration workshop, due to the failure of the fire systems. The fire spread through the whole factory, including the storage of the final product of the linearized titanium-tungsten monofilament (a single strand of material, as opposed to multi-filament lines), which was ready to ship to the Russian military.

Virtualizing HPC Throughput Computing Environments

High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads have traditionally been run only on bare-metal, unvirtualized hardware. However, performance of these highly parallel technical workloads has increased dramatically over the last decade with the introduction of increasingly sophisticated hardware support for virtualization, enabling organizations to begin to embrace the numerous benefits that a virtualization platform can offer.

New Alzheimer’s Drug Approved by China After 17 Years of Testing

The Chinese equivalent of the FDA internationally approved a new drug shown to be effective at managing mild-to-moderate symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease after a rigorous, 17-year, 3-Phase clinical trial which yielded positive results.

The announcement paves the way for the new drug, designated GV-971 and marketed as Jiuyiyi, to be prescribed immediately in China and increases the likelihood it may be approved in Europe and North America soon.

Best Practices for Deploying Microsoft SQL Server on AWS

This whitepaper focuses on best practices to attain the most value for the least cost when running Microsoft SQL Server on the AWS platform. Although for many general purpose use cases, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Microsoft SQL Server provides an easy and quick solution, in this paper we focus on scenarios where you need to push the limits to satisfy your special requirements.

The Inevitability of Change

Change is Inevitable. Whether we suffer a painful loss, or endure the breakup of a relationship, or lose a job, we can never escape the consequences of change. Although we may vaguely sense that someday change will happen, most of us continue to hope that change will never happen to us and that we can build an unchangeable life that will always be perfect. Unfortunately, that is an unrealistic expectation which can often be shattered unexpectedly.

Unnerving: Russia Releases Declassified Vladimir Putin KGB Profile

The State Archive of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg has, for the first time ever, made declassified documents available pertaining to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s KGB history (as wee as a few other key people in the KGB). The KGB, translated in English as Committee for State Security, was the main security agency for the Soviet Union from 1954 until its break-up in 1991. As a direct successor of agencies such as the Cheka, NKGB, NKVD and MGB, the committee was attached to the Council of Ministers.

Israel Solar Power Advances in the Arava Region and the City of Eilat

Israel well known for its advances in high tech has now expanded its goal of reaching complete reliance on solar energy in daytime hours for the Arava region of southern Israel which includes the city Eilat. The team behind this achievement is now lobbying for legislation that would make the whole country 100% solar energy reliant in daytime hours by the year 2030.

How to Save Money When Moving

Moving is one of the most stressful experiences that any of us experience. This is especially true if you’re moving to a new community, but it’s also valid for a cross-city move. You’re completely changing where you come home to every night, where you sleep, where you feel most comfortable. However, you can ease the stress of this major life event in a number of ways. One of those is by taking advantage of these money-saving tips.