At the time, one former top Soviet military adviser described them as 'political weapons', adding: Shockingly, they can be created from common, unrestricted and undetectable industrial and agricultural chemicals available worldwide.
As a result, weapons inspectors fear other rogue nations, including Syria and North Korea, could have their own lethal stockpiles of the powerful nerve agents. Speaking from his home in New Jersey last night, Mr Mirzayanov, 83, described the top-secret laboratory as a 'criminal enterprise'. Vil Mirzayanov described the use of the lethal toxins as a 'brazen' attack by Vladimir Putin pictured , who 'thinks he can use everything to kill enemies'.
They don't tolerate any opponents. It's an open demonstration of this Russian terrorism. Asked how the nerve agent works, he added: If you get enough of a dose of it. Even in low doses the pain can go on for weeks.
You cannot imagine the horror, it's so bad. The Novichok family of nerve agents were secretly developed over two decades at a research facility 50 miles outside the Russian capital. Many times more potent than other better known chemical weapons, Novichok agents can render gas masks and protective equipment useless.
Sometimes described as 'gases' they are in fact liquid, intended to be delivered as a fine spray. A series of poisons, known as Novichok 5, 7, 8 and 9 to identify them, were produced amid conditions of complete secrecy.
They all kill the same way. By inhibiting enzymes that control nerve receptors in the brain. One expert said victims simply 'forget to breathe'. A tiny drop, almost undetectable, placed on the skin or inhaled can cause death within minutes. Describing his work, Mr Mirzayanov said: They were testing and developing. You have to test it on animals and after that you have to study the chemical properties In , one physicist at the laboratory was saved despite being exposed to the chemical when a ventilator stopped working.
Witnesses described how he staggered out of the room, describing seeing bright hallucinations before collapsing and being rushed to hospital by the KGB. He was left with permanent injuries after being critically ill for ten days and unable to walk for six months. Last night experts described nerve agents such as Novichok as second only to the 'atom bomb' as the most deadly weapons ever made.
They said that because the ingredients were so common, the poison was ideal for use in an assassination, as well as a weapon of mass destruction. Pharmacology expert Professor Gary Stephens said: It causes a slowing of the heart and restriction of the airways, leading to death by asphyxiation. It means the chemicals that are mixed to create it are much easier to deliver with no risk to the health of the courier.
Professor Robert Stockman, of the University of Nottingham, said traces of nerve agents did not linger. This is presumably why the street in Salisbury was being hosed down as a precaution — it would effectively destroy the agent. A top Moscow chemical weapons expert echoed the charge while also alleging nerve agent novichok did not exist. Moscow was scrambling today to respond to Theresa May's demand for an explanation for the Salisbury attack by midnight.
In an extraordinary blast, Vladimir Putin's predecessor as FSB secret service chief Nikolay Kovalyov claimed Porton Down government laboratory - which identified Russian-made novichok as the agent that poisoned the Skripals - was likely to have been behind the attack. Sergei Skripal left and his daughter Yulia right have been in a critical condition since they were found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping centre in Salisbury on March 4.
I have always updated long term assets like property when I get them revalued, usually once a year. Therefore my accounting software reports a different net worth to my personal excel sheet. Do you revalue your net worth as you go or do you wait until you have actually realised the gain? Should I be doing both methods? If I hold a house for 40 years and it still shows the original value it will obviously be way off….
What are you trying to get out of it all? Do you like seeing an overall snapshot of your money like me? Are you using it to gauge early retirement or cash flow? Do you want everything to be liquid like some people do? Does pre-tax vs after-tax matter at all?
Lots of variables and methods to tracking: But to answer your question — yes, I update my worth on a monthly basis and do my best to calculate harder things like real estate and other such holdings whenever it makes sense I used to use my realtor to help determine that every handful of months vs Zillow or other less-than-accurate places. So everything does eventually get calculated, but just at different times. Not sure if anything really helps, but know that either route you choose is perfectly fine: Just adapt it as time goes on and your beliefs shift, and all will be well in the end.
Recently came across your blog. I agree keeping track of my net worth keeps me accountable and encourages me to save even more! Thanks for sharing your journey! I too, am working on my findependence! Do you have life insurance and do you make that part of your networth? Yup — both my wife and I have life insurance: Or if you get in a accident with high net worth individual you could have out the top exposure on your auto policy, therefore need an umbrella policy.
Similar could occur on your umbrella policy if you were at fault hitting a hedge fund employee. I like that idea! And for those who are wondering, we do have all the major insurance going on to cover our lives auto, house, life, and umbrella too. Sucks to spend the money on it, but hey — better to be alive and healthy and not have to touch! Thanks for your great post! How did you make that graph? It would be interesting to visualise it over the years. Is this your family networth or your individual networth?
All the bloggers I know sharing theirs track it all sorts of different ways:. Outside of the first handful of years when I just tracked my own until we eventually combined accounts. Hi , thank you for creating and maintaining this blog about your journey to financial freedom. What do you think about my situation? My fiance is working full time. I started saving and investing 6. I would say you are well on your way and would shake your hand: Especially after only 6.
Your insights about breaking the taboo around money has made me a very open person about it and I have you to thank for it! I admire your progress. The thought occurred to me. I am older now and face the problem that the bulk of my assets are in such accounts. Although, some of my friends on other FIRE blogs have figured out how to convert over IRAs and such where you can still pull money out without penalty if you do them the right away.
Great progress and tracking. As time goes by, it is amazing to look back and see how those accounts grow. I find that it is really awesome to see the growth from the early days to now — the grind is real!! Tracking it gives you a nice boost over time too — highly recommend! Excellent work on maintaining this website and the follow-up.
Like the transparency and the simplicity easy to read. Thank you for sharing your story. Going through and looking at your net worth, it helped me to notice the down months as much as the up ones. Just gotta keep that long-term perspective! I wrote my first net worth update yesterday https: Such a fun thing to take on, blogging.
And tracking your net worth for that matter: I hope you enjoy it and helps keep you and your money accountable! Recent follower and wanted to share that I started doing this also about 10 years ago for family finances. Totally motivating and a great way to adjust as you go. USAA - For insurance: USAA - For investing: Vanguard - For investing automatically: Acorns - For saving money automatically: Paribus - For cheap cell plans: Republic Wireless - For budgeting: Personal Capital - My favorite books on personal finance!
Money, only claim the thoughts from my head. I am not a banker, CPA, money manager or anything else of that sort. Please seek a professional for any "real" advice. Your Privacy is protected. My Net Worth [Over 10 Years! September 7th, by J. Love this I need to start tracking my money, I belong in the lazy bunch Reply.
I just noticed our net worth numbers are within a thousand dollars of each other!!! Are you going to copy me all the way up to a million too? Oh jeez, haha… well hopefully it works out in the end: And you can always divulge more later too if you change your mind… Glad you like this page! Awesome site and I love the net worth pages!
Will definitely be visiting the site often. Thanks again for being an inspiration. Going now to check out your blog: Congrats on getting it launched! Hah — even better: Which is my job to help with Reply. In just 3 months!! One thing I feel I need to point out to you though: This guide lays out 10 ETFs that construct a completely diversified, low cost portfolio: Drop me an email when you are ready to talk about investments my friend!
Keep me posted brotha. And sorry again for such a lame delay. You too, my man. Ready for a Q2 update?!?!? If that is the case it would be good to have a little cash reserves on the side to invest on the dip… Reply. Especially for those young folks like us who have time on our side… Congrats on the increase my man. Hi JM, I visit your site a few times a month. Keep up the good work! Always ideas to explore: Love to hear that! Welcome to the dark side! Robot boat sails into history with Atlantic voyage.
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