Friday, July 12, 2019

Notations On Our World (Friday Edition): Out & About....

US Government Could Run out of Money, But That's not the Real StoryOur team pulled together a sampling of the discourse on the politics as the US Political campaign has begun and the profound challenges courtesy the Real News and the political campaigns:
Bill Black demystifies the reality of debt, what really’s happening, and why the politics of debt is so convoluted

Honduras Now Ruled By A
Honduran Congressman Ramón Soto Bonilla says it is now more dangerous in Honduras to be a land defender than a narco-trafficker

Poll: Religion in Decline in Arab Countries, Anger at the U.S Growing
James Zogby of the Arab American Institute discusses the results of a large survey conducted by the BBC in 11 Arab countries among 25,000 responders. The results show interesting developments in Arab public opinion on matters of religion and politics

The Pentagon's Carbon Boot Print
Two new studies show that the U.S. military consumes more fossil fuels—and emits more greenhouse gases—than many countries    


US Violates Nuclear Non-Proliferation Obligations, Undermining Credibility With Iran and N. Korea 
Trump administration officials deploy a basic lack of understanding and contradictory policies towards Iran and North Korea, despite dealing with a similar problem: nuclear proliferation. We discuss the issue with Phyllis Bennis and Tim Shorrock
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Notations On Our World (Special Thursday Edition): On the Week That Was..

It has been quite a week in our World.   We decided to capture headlines on #ClimateEmergency, the 4th of July and the challenges in Europe and the United Kingdom:

Monday, July 8, 2019

Notations On Our World (Weekly Edition): Out & About in Our World....

It is the dawn of a new and yet busy week at the Daily Outsider.   The US Women's Soccer Team won the World Cup for the 4th Year in a Row.   We congratulate the team on its' momentous achievement.

We chose the headlines from our assessment around the Grid because of what we believe-a sense of hope in line with our mission to help change the conversation about our World.    Greece, for instance, decided on a profound change as it the leftist government was defeated and a new Prime Minister is slated to be sworn in tomorrow.   This is as we have also been assessing the change of leadership in Europe which will have a Notation on it later on this week.

Beyond Europe, there is the on-going challenges with Iran.  Iran's economy is teetring and our team released a special edition of Notations on it earlier.  In our view, the gamble by the Iranian authorities on Uranimum enrichment was captured brilliantly by a depicition by an Iranian Civics Organization:

As we begin, we begin fy first and foremost extending a Happy Birthday to the Father of the Gaia Theory, James Lovelock as we note this admonition from him, "...If there were a billion people living on the planet, we could do whatever we please. But there are nearly seven billion. At this scale, life as we know it today is not sustainable. – How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate, 2010..." 

We were also saddened as we note the passing of the legendary Brazilian artists Joao Gilberto.  He passed away over the Week-End.   His legacy will live on as we hope all enjoy this selection we chose of a classic he did with the great Stan Getz:

RIP Joae Gilberto--Your legacy will live on!!