Freedom of speech you say? First Amendment you quote?? It’s all horse shit. I just learned that YouTube and Instagram have blocked the video of the Russian Olympic hockey team singing the national anthem (in the locker room!!) after winning the Gold medal in the 2018 Olympics. Talk about petty. Luckily other resources have picked up and redistributed the video.
And they say the internet is not censored. Yeah right.
P.S. Congratulations to the Russian Olympic Hockey team for taking the Gold. Attaboys !
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Philately is the study of stamps and postal history, as well as other postage related items. It also refers to the collection, appreciation and research activities on stamps and other philatelic products. Philately involves more then just stamp collecting, which does not necessarily involve the study of stamps (but rather accumulation). It is possible to be a philatelist without owning any stamps. For instance, the stamps being studied may be very rare, or reside only in museums. Here is a great book on the subject.
Also, if you are serious about philately and stamp collecting as a hobby, you will need the Scott 2018 Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. This is Volume 1, for United States. The catalog is essential for pricing stamps. I know its a bit expensive, but you do not have to buy the same year for all the volumes. I have a Volume 5, for Russia and area, and it’s from 2000. And my Volume 1 is from 2015. I know I do not have the last 17 years of the Russian stamps in the catalog, but its only 17 years. In philatelic times, its nothing but a finger snap.
Almost all of the philatelists are stamp collectors.
Not all the stamp collectors are philatelists.
See also: Tools of the Trade
This is truly terrible. Jennifer Psaki, the former spokesperson for the US State Department is now an “expert” on CNN. This is the same woman that never had any clue of what was going on. She always had to “check with the office”. I knew she was worthless when she threatened to land the 6th fleet “on the coast” of Belarus. (In case you do not know, Belarus is a small, land-locked country in the Eastern Europe. It has no access to the coast.).
And now this “victim of the American education system” is offering up “expert” opinions on a national news network. Geez, CNN. How low can you sink? Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel.