Friday, August 18, 2017

Notations On Our World (Special Friday Edition): Quite A Day......

It has been quite a week for President Trump.   The majority of the Presidents' Council on the Arts resigned en masse today--This is as the President was at Camp David chairing a meeting on Afghanistan after having dismissed Steve Bannon, his Chief Strategist, earlier in the Day.   This tweet from Marc Benioff was telling:

This is as Mr Bannon has said that as he leaves the White House, he is going to war for Trump against Trump opponents.

Never a Dull we pay tribute to Barcelona Tonight with this that Daily Mail Captured so beautifully:

Notations On Our World (Special Friday Edition) : On the Eve of the W-End...

As we hope all enjoy updates over the ensuing days throughout our properties, Please enjoy this we received here at our Virtual Newsroom as we are witness to the Eclipse and other happenings courtesy of Futurology:


August 21  |  Indiana U.
4 things to know about Monday’seclipse

We're ready for the total solar eclipse. Are you?

Bonus: Try these activities to get kids (and adults) excited for the big event.

Blockages  |  Michigan State
Cholesterol crystals contribute to heart attacks

Inventions  |  Carnegie Mellon
To spur innovation, teach A.I. to find analogies

Like Disney  |  ETH Zurich
Software makes movie-style digital animation easier

Digital animation is popular but complicated, requiring advanced expertise. New software may make it accessible to novices.

Know sooner  |  Johns Hopkins
DNA blood test may spot cancer early

Would you?  |  U. Chicago
Language sways answer to ‘kill 1, save 5’ train dilemma

Hearing a classic moral dilemma about killing a person to save 5 others in a language that isn't your native tongue can change your answer. Here's why.

Heavy burden  |  Brown
Dementia can double health care costs of aging

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Notations On Our World (Special Thursday Edition): On @POTUS Watch

Senator Bob Croker 

President Trump has again been very busy today on Twitter as he attacked Lindsay Graham and Jeff Flake.  The Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Croker, came out swinging against the President as we saw this courtesy of NPR:

In the Bloomberg Column, Senator Croker went out to defend Senator Flake by noting,......"...Senator Flake is one of the finest human beings I’ve ever met...The White House would be well-served to embrace the character, the substance of someone like Senator Flake. He’s one of the finest people I serve with.”   What is signiciant is that he was vetted as a choice for Secretary of State--although he had already showed his opposition to the Adminstration when he told the Secretary of State that the Budget of the State Department as proposed was a joke.

As our World was witness, yet again, to another horrific attack by Daesh-Inspired terrorists in Barcelona, the President went after and noted how Radical Islamic Terrorists must be defeated.   He Cited General of the Armies John Pershing's supposed (and debunked myth) about how he dealt with Muslim insurgents in 1911--as underscored by this which is available with a simple Google Search.

As our team was busy w/the daily commitments, we ran across this courtesy of the Presidential historian   on his Twitter Feed: 

Our team found this to be quite ironic.