Friday, November 17, 2017

On Our Journey of Service.....

It is the eve of Thanksgiving Week here in the United States.  We here at #Outsiders wanted to take stock of all that we're thankful for as we've undertaken this journey.  It has also been quite a challenging year in the aftermath of the Elections in the United States, the climate calamities we've been witness to, The Earthquake tragedy in Iran and Iraq; and  on-going drama around the World-including Zimbabwe and Saudi Arabia.   What was interesting to us is what our founder noted to this on how it was in some ways helping to give voice to the voiceless in Zimbabwe that has grown into a distinct network of 4 virtual properties, a Live Broadcast Pod (featuring Al Jazeera & SkyNews) and the launch of the Twitter Channel over the past 2 years.

As we prepare to go dark, we wanted to leave all with this "View of the Week" courtesy of the team at Stanford Graduate School of Business: 

From all of us at the Daily Outsider, please accept our best wishes for a joyous Thanksgiving as we take stock of all that we are thankful for and as we gear up for the final month of 2017 and gear up for what is bound to be a very interesting and engaging 2018.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Notations On Our World (Special Tuesday Edition): On @POTUS; #Yemen & Other Thoughts....


It has been quite a week as the President has continued to travel around the World and Political Fires continues onward.  As our team chose a selection from the "Grid",  it culminated in the determination by the Justice Department to investigate the Clinton's despite the President's declarations to the Contrary as the Mueller investigations gather steam.   As we went to Press, there was this from the Washington Post:  1628 False or Misleading claims over 298 Days by President Trump. Tikuum's Summer 2017 cover was quite telling as the World reflected upon President Trump:

This is as this very compelling statement was made by the head of the UN in Iran: 

The political fires are raging especially as the Tax Bill works its' way through Congress with all the proposed changes.    This featured on the Nooner underscored what the 5 vunerable GOP congressmen have to deal with as the deliberations ensure:

WILL THEY BUDGE? The LAT's Seema Mehta reports that a coalition of liberal and labor groups have launched an television ad campaign against five Southerrn California GOP congress members. "The ads, which urge constituents to order their representatives in Congress to oppose the plan, are airing on cable and network stations in districts represented by Darrell Issa of Vista, Steve Knight of Palmdale, Dana Rohrabacher of Costa Mesa, Ed Royce of Fullerton and Mimi Walters of Irvine."

President Trump believing Russians was also of concern that prompted this from John McCain--something that he later backed away from:  

John McCain: Trump 'taking the word of a KGB colonel' over US intelligence

Sen. John McCain issued a sharp rebuke of President Trump after it was reported Saturday that he believed Vladimir Putin's sincerity when Putin asserted that he was not complicit in interfering in the 2016 election.
“President Trump today stated that he believed Vladimir Putin is being sincere when he denies Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election," McCain, R-Ariz., who is also chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement.

This is as another true reality was before us in the World with the challenges that was before us in Yemen--and as Lebanon was faced with profound political stability in the aftermath of the Hariri resignation and the continued power play by Saudi Arabia: 



Notations On Our World (Special Edition): On the Aftermath of the #Iran Earthquake

Our team has been assessing the aftermath of the 7.3 Earthquake that has wrecked havoc in Western Iran with an estimated 400 people dead, thousands injured and an estimated hundreds of thousands who are currently homeless.  Today is a National Day of Morning in Iran. 

The Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, has gone to the region to assess the situation with key Ministers.  From the reporting we have seen so far, Iran has in essence gone on a war-like footing to deal with the aftermath of this calamity.