Thursday, December 14, 2017

Notations On Our World (Special Mid-Week Edition): On the Virtual Prowl in Our World

As we await the new year, we have been witness to unprecedented change in our World in the aftermath of the election of President Trump as protests continued World-Wide that even saw Yemen and Syria continued the Global Dissent against President Trump's decision in light of the continued profound challenges faced by Palestinians during the occupation.  

We are privileged to share a snapshot of 
 Global Citizen Stories Courtesy of the Global Citizen as we look to a hopeful 2018: 
These 15 Women Might Be ‘Badder’ Than Taylor Swift
A Twitter user asked people to name someone “badder than Taylor Swift,” and the internet responded accordingly, with some of the most badass women in history.
12 Gorgeous Photos of the Monuments Trump Is Shrinking
Enjoy these beautiful public lands while you still can – Trump’s latest executive orders mean they might not look like this for much longer.
This European Country Just Legalized Gay Marriage
Australia isn't the only country that took a historic step for LGBT rights this week! This country will also start allowing same-sex couples to marry.
We’re Not Crying, You’re Crying
As Australian lawmakers debated same-sex marriage, one politician took the opportunity to make a huge statement – by proposing to his boyfriend from the House floor.
Ask World Leaders to Support Education for All
Incredible news! The European Commission announced it will step up with €287.5 million to support education for kids around the world. Help us keep the momentum going.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Edition): On #RoyMoore; #Economy & Other Thoughts......

Moon Over Our Home Town of @LagunaNiguelCty 

As we look to 2018, we wanted to report on this courtesy of Jesse Colombo as there are potential challenges on the Economic Horizon despite the current rise in the stock market and as the United States has achieved near full employment:

This is a A snapshot of "Growth" and expected growth is worthwhile noting 

Beyond the Economic challenge, there is the Tax Cut Debate that the Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib captured on what the aftermath of the Tax Bill will entail--especially as this was tried in Kansas with disastrous results:

Beyond the potential challenging Economic scene, there is the political challenges epitomized by the upcoming Alabama Special Elections as the People of Alabama Went to the Polls with this: 

This published in the Wall Street Journal made the argument that it all began with Bill Clinton.  But the circumstances have changed and people are being held to account underscored by the resignation of US Senator Al Franken from the US Senate last week.     Senator Shelby, the Senior Republican Senator, was as forceful as he could be on this subject.

As we went to press, the People of Alabama had begun voting.   The latest will be available by visiting all the  key Networks here in the United States (CNN ; FOXNews; MSNBC).    The challenge faced by the GOP, though, was captured by an Editorial in Red State available here


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Notations On Our World (Special W-End Edition): On The Virtual Road w/ @BarackObama

As we went to press, we have reached a bit of a milestone here in our "Main Property" as the holidays loom:   700 Posts as we celebrate the Holidays during this joyous season!!!

Barack Obama, the Former US President, embarked on a world tour that took him to China and India recently as part of the on-going engagement by the Obama Foundation.  In China, he met with President Xi and in India with Prime Minister Modi.    @NDTV in India shared some highlights available here as we present  this from the First Obama Town Hill Former President Obama hosted in New Delhi:

This is as Barack Obama spoke at the Climate Change in Chicago on December 5 with some stark warnings as 2018 looms: