Attacks and bombings on peaceful, civilian territories within Artsakh; upper region of Askeran.

“When Armenia talked tough, Azerbaijan took action”

Carlotta Gall is a British journalist who is also Istanbul’s bureau chief for The New York Times. Azerbaijan has been in the middle of a $3 billion money-laundering scandal that has been directly linked to four shell companies registered in Britain.

Gall calling herself a journalist is the equivalent of Donald Trump claiming that the Central Park Five should have been executed. They’re pinnacles of fraudulence designed to stir emotion and sell it off as war-fevered nationalism.

I was paralyzed by a comparison.

Imagine if, every day, you woke up to another 9/11.

That is exactly what’s happening to Armenia right now. Their per-capita casualties, when set side-by-side with America…


Rick Scott looking alive to grill technology companies on “censorship”. Source: Congress.

“You allow murderous dictators all around the world to freely use your platform”

On October 28, 2020, Rick Scott comfortably sat in on his Zoom call to swing his pole of justice down on big tech censorship policies.

“Politifact is clearly a liberal media group.” He said. “You allow dangerous dictators on your platform.”


Surrounded by almost a hundred million people between two countries, landlocked, a fight for what is left of a homeland; explaining #ArtsakhStrong

(Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/AP)

An ancestral homeland is threatened. The human rights of an ancient, indigenous people are being violated in real-time. Artsakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabagh, is a disputed landmass between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

I sit here, today, on a gloomy evening in my home, writing about the kids younger than myself who are being killed defending what Armenia has left of a homeland. Writing about bombings, murder, and unanticipated gunfire at a moment’s notice.

My people are under siege.


What you’ll always avoid when going used.

Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels

Looking for the right car at the right price for the right reasons is an atypical prospect. The qualifiers for good or bad are hardly objective in an industry that has price points across the entire board.

Here are the things to look for in avoiding when going for a used car.

  1. Most cars out of a used dealer lot. They’re either overpriced in comparison to a private party or not well taken care of. Their end goal is to transact for a profit, not help you get into a decent vehicle. …


After a full playthrough, a quick overview

It’s a good game.

It’s not an incredible game. For anybody thinking it’s mind-blowingly good, or is thinking it is going to be mind-blowingly good, you’ll be disappointed.

CD Projekt Red took a lot of great ideas from Rockstar. In a lot of ways, Cyberpunk feels like a futuristic, dystopian Grand Theft Auto that is filling the void between GTA 5 and GTA 6. …


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The internet story leaps decades at a time before major publications decide to write about them. Then they stop to wonder why their audience is shrinking because their journalism is terrible.

Nicholas Kristof calls it “The Children of Pornhub” as if it is some sort of revelation that the internet porn giants make money off the exploitation, trafficking, and assault of the men and women and boys and girls on the platforms.

Topping it off, Mastercard is only just coming to the realization that this level of exploitation is a bad thing and they cannot transact any longer on this platform. …


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Why the conflation of day-trading, risk, and volatility with “investing” is going to kill true value.

Here is a definition for risk: a situation involving exposure to danger.

Here is a definition for volatility: liability to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.

The definitions can’t be accepted, primarily because they differ depending on where you look.

We can find those definitions on Investopedia, too.

Risk: Risk is defined in financial terms as the chance that an outcome or investment’s actual gains will differ from an expected outcome or return. Risk includes the possibility of losing some or all of an original investment.

Volatility: Volatility is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for…


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How burning away all your money can teach you about proportionality (don’t do this at home)

This is going to be fun.

Alright, let’s say I’m a pyromaniac, and to feed my love of fires, I use my money to burn in my fireplace instead of logs.

Now, I have a billion dollars, so let’s say I’m burning cash — literally — every single day.

I’m shoveling $50,000 into my fireplace. Everyday.

In a year, I will have burned $18,250,000.

In this scenario, I have no expenses in my life, or at least my expenses are relatively little since all I do is spend my time shoveling my cash into the fireplace.

After nearly 55 years…


Source: TheWeek.

America’s healing begins with dissociating Trump and all his associations from any political faction.

In a time before Kayleigh McEnany was the White House press secretary, she was a paid commentator who would sometimes appear on CNN and Fox Business.

She has publicly called Trump a “showman” who is “inauthentic”. But something happened in McEnany’s trajectory that landed her in the White House for a man who she, apparently, never thought to fulfill the role of a GOP president.

At one point in time, McEnany stood for human decency. Before Trump tapped her into the White House boxing ring, she called his comments on Mexican immigrants “racist”.

Before transferring to Harvard Law School she…


“The protectors of our industries”. Cartoon showing Cyrus Field, Jay Gould, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Russell Sage, seated on bags of “millions”, on a large raft, and being carried by workers of various professions. Date 7 February 1883

Real growth is often slow, boring, and non-obvious.

An exit strategy is a poor benchmark to create meaningful value, for both yourself and anybody involved with you.

Exit strategies also involve venture capital or outside cash that want to either

  1. inflate valuation. (so they make more money)
  2. find more investors to provide capital for additional funding rounds. (so they further inflate valuation, and, again, make more money)
  3. find an investment bank to provide even more outside capital and draft IPO documents. (so they further inflate valuation, and, again, again, make more money)

At every step, the gap between what you’re capable of bringing to the table and what…

Anthony Andranik Moumjian

UC Berkeley, mathematics. Los Angeles. Long-time runner. Top writer on Quora, 100M+ total content views. New to Medium. Inquiries: Moumj@berkeley.edu

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