I know many of you are nonbelievers, but give Father Stephan a listen. He's pretty low key, and English/Chinese like me. (I'm just saying.) (My ancestors were also from France, Ireland, Spain, Mexico, Peru, and the Philippines. They were globalists before there were globalists)
Contrary to popular belief today is not another excuse to go shopping or throw a frisbee in the park while chomping down on a hot dog.Today is about somber reflection on those who gave their lives for you and their country, whether you agree with those conflicts or not.
A monopoly exists when a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity (this contrasts with a monopsony which relates to a single entity's control of a market to purchase a good or service, and with oligopoly which consists of a few sellers dominating a market). Monopolies are thus characterized by a lack of economic competition to produce the good or service, a lack of viable substitute goods, and the possibility of a high monopoly price well above the seller's marginal cost that leads to a high monopoly profit. The verb monopolise or monopolize refers to the process by which a company gains the ability to raise prices or exclude competitors. In economics, a monopoly is a single seller. In law, a monopoly is a business entity that has significant market power, that is, the power to charge overly high prices. Although monopolies may be big businesses, size is not a characteristic of a monopoly. A small business may still have the power to raise prices in a small industry (or market).
I grew up during the space era when all things came to a halt during a space launch. If you were a kid during that time sitting in a classroom the teacher would wheel in a television set and all the youngsters watched with rapt attention as the rocket lifted up into the heavens carrying our brave astronauts who set out to explore the great void of space.
Thank you, John Glenn. You were a great inspiration. Rest in peace on your final voyage into the great unknown.