Saturday, January 20, 2018

Notations On Our World (Special W-End Edition): On #GovtShutdown & Other Thoughts

As we went to press with this weekend edition of "Notations" the United States Federal Government is shut down.   Women have marched throughout the United States on the first anniversary of President Trump's inauguration as the blame game is ever so on-going on Social Media with the hashtags #TrumpShutdown; #SchummerPelosiShutdown; #SchummerShutdown.    The Wall with Mexico has been central in the issue--that's why what Vincente Fox, the Former President of Mexico, said in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation earlier this week was telling which we have noted here.

As we have been assessing the state of affairs, what we picked up from Orange County Congresswoman Mimi Walters was interesting as she sent out this Tweet : 

One of the most notable absences is that of Senator John McCain.    We here at the Daily Outsider are grateful to the team at the Washington Examiner as they reflected upon this with the pivotal role he has played at not only the Armed Services Committee  but also the US Senate: 

John McCain's absence leaves a big hole on Senate
Armed Services

John McCain's absence leaves a big hole on Senate Armed Services

Sen. John McCain, 81, the fiery and seemingly tireless Armed Services chairman who is now battling brain cancer, was still at home in Arizona and absent from his committee’s first hearing of 2018.
The hearing Thursday was remarkable partly because of his absence. McCain, who was diagnosed with glioblastoma in July, has been a driving force on the committee since he took the gavel three years ago.

Read the full story here.

As we went to press and as he was in treatment for his Cancer, he issued a statement lamenting the State of Affairs.   He and his family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.   

Challenging Times....

Friday, January 19, 2018

Notations From the Grid (Special Friday Edition): Out and About in Our World...

We wanted to end the week here in our main property on a bit of a high note as we honor all the refugees of the World with this from the Syrian Singer Wafiaa:
We are just as obsessed which is why we began upon the journey as we have. We also are so proud to feature this we picked up from the UN Refugee Agency Twitter Channel:

   It is of note that there are 65 Million displaced people around the World according to the UN Refugee Agency and millions who are technically Stateless including the Rohniyga in Burma (also known as Myanmar) and the Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories.    The United States has decided to withhold funds to the UN Refugee Workers Agency (UNRWA).   There is also drama in Washington as we went to press as  our team has been monitoring the on-going situation   as the World awaits a determination on the status of the US Federal Government and whether funding will run out.   It must be noted that as the US is a Federal System, there will not be a total shutdown--however the last time a major shutdown occurred, it cost US Tax Payers billions.

We remain hopeful--a sense of hope epitomized by that Blue Flag of the UN.


Notations On Our World (Special Friday Edition): As @POTUS State of the Union is at Hand (Courtesy @rand)

A very tough read-up on the state of affairs in America Today....