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Historic Moments & Higher Fidelity

Historic Moments & Higher Fidelity
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 12, 2023) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Kestrels" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68); the Nimitz is in the U.S. 7th Fleet, conducting routine operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin McTaggart)
“But she's in good shape, for the shape she's in. Cause she's been through the fire before and I believe she can take a whole lot more.”

From Johnny Cash’s song “Ragged Old Flag,” featured in a special tribute before the Super Bowl - which was one of our favorites of the night – watch it in full by clicking here.

Screenshot from the Super Bowl commercial featuring "Ragged Old Flag."


Monday: A recent survey found that about one out of five (17%) U.S. employees are likely to miss at least some work today. This number includes a record-breaking 12% of U.S. employees (nearly 19 million people) who are expected to miss work completely, and another 5% who may go in late. Why? Super Bowl Monday... deemed “Super Sick Monday” by some.

Tuesday: Valentine’s Day! For a brief history of the “murky” origins of the holiday, click here. ALSO, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) – whose job it is to identify and intercept potential air threats across North America – will conduct various air defense exercises around the Washington, D.C. area after a fourth "object" was shot down in U.S. airspace (more about this mentioned below!) AND – NATO defense ministers will meet in Brussels, Belgium from Tuesday - Wednesday. The meeting will likely focus on the war in Ukraine. The Ukraine Defense Contact Group – a group of about 50 nations which support Ukraine – will also meet on Tuesday in Brussels. FINALLY, an important data point on inflation (Consumer Price Index or CPI) will be released, providing a snapshot on the first month of the year.

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