Sunday, December 17, 2017

Notations From the Grid (#2017 Final W-End Edition): On #Syria, #Russia, @realDonaldTrump as #2018 Looms....

A Syrian Refugee Father Greeting His Children in Greece (Source: Reuters/China Daily) 

The Syria War seems to have no end in sight with hundreds of thousands killed and millions displaced.    Russia, Iran and Turkey are the dominant powers in what is left of Syria.    One of the most moving depictions of the tragedy that is Syria today is what Al Jazeera reported on that we are privileged to feature for our final Week-End Edition of "Notations From the Grid" here in our Main Property:

Russia has declared "Victory" and Vladimir Putin has ordered troops home as he gears up for his re-election bid.    This is as he and President Trump seem to have "Hit it Off" as we will be assessing the internal political dynamics of what is at hand both in the United States and Russia.

Onward to 2018....

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