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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

On the "Prowl": Thoughts On #Trump, #Internet & Other Thoughts....

It has once again an interesting 24 hours as I saw comments from Donald Trump on his assessment on Iowa--accusing Ted Cruz of Fraud and admitting that skipping the last debate cost him.    This is as the GOP has come out with "guns blazing" labeling him a "loser", calling him "Donald the Magnificent" among other things.      It will be interesting to say the least--especially as I saw Tim Scott, the Senator from South Carolina endorsing Marco Rubio for President and as Rand Paul is Out. 

I had a bit of a drama this morning as well.  I was thankful how our network here in Southern California was so reliable and yet this morning saw an outage which prompted our team to be on the hunt for Wi-Fi hotspots.    I got on the phone with AT&T and they told me that it may take up to 24 hours--but we're back "on line" catching up.    I note this because the UK yesterday suffered a major outage throughout the country that BT had to apologize for.    It was also quite a day for one of the internet pioneers as it effectively put a for sale sign for its' properties.     Our team will be on the prowl for it--and I could only be a bit je.alous as I saw that despite its' present challenges, Yahoo still has almost a Billion Visitors monthly to its' properties!!!

It has also been quite a distressing 24 hours.    I was horrified during my morning review as I saw reports on a 10-year child being executed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.   As I understand it, he had defected from the Taliban and had gone back to school.    The issue of child soldiers are a reality in Afghanistan not withstanding the apparent strict orders by the Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani.   The situation continues to get worst by the day as I reviewed comments by the new US Commander underscoring the dire nature of the reality on the ground in Afghanistan.    I could not also help but be horrified by continued reports out of Egypt as the repression continues by the Sisi Government.  A satirist was imprisoned because he had the nerve to mock one of Sisi's Allies!!   This is as our team just released a Tweet on the #ArabWorld hashtag on the dire conditions in Jordan due to the on-going refugee crisis.  

Despite it all, I took comfort in what the great Deepak Chopra reminded us all of as our team will be working on the next series of notations and gearing up for the Friday Musical Interlude in honor of Black History Month:

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way,
ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past
or a pioneer of the future.”

~ Deepak Chopra

I also hope all enjoy this "Week-End Hym" that the team ran across earlier that should be quite uplifting:









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