“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.” Elie Wiesel
President Zelensky said it best: “This is not ping pong. This is about human lives.” Stop the politics. Send the planes now. #PlanesforUkraine #StandwithUkraine
American journalist Dan Rather (@DanRather) tweeted at 4:35 PM on Thu, Mar 24, 2022:
“At this moment of history , America is calling us. Do we have the courage, will we take the time and make the effort to answer… each in our own way but also as part of a national collective for what is good, decent and necessary?”
Important Update Regarding Trading Russian Securities:
Due to liquidity issues stemming from restrictions placed on all Russian securities (and not just those impacted by recent sanctions) by Schwab’s clearing agents, buy orders on Russian securities will not be accepted and sell orders will be attempted on a best efforts basis only. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will continue to provide updates…. Charles Schwab
Auf wiedersehen, Dilbar!
The Germans seized the super luxury yacht of sanctioned Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov. At 512 feet in length, the Dilbar is one of the world’s largest yachts, complete with a swimming pool, a 30,000kw diesel-electric power plant, two helicopter pads, a sauna, a beauty salon, and a gym.
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