Tuesday, January 19, 2021

On the Eve of @Transition46 in The United States

We hereby present  compilations of Random Thoughts from PBS, the Economist of London, The Financial Times of London, The Washington Post (With the Field of Flags) and New Yorker (depicting the transition)  on the eve of the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  An Inauguration Concert hosted by Tom Hanks will begin at 8:30 PM EST.  The Inauguration Week Schedule is available here.  

We will have a perspective on the inauguration later on in the week:

Peril ahead

Donald Trump faces an array of legal trouble when he leaves office

His presidential immunity runs out on January 20th



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Monday, January 18, 2021

United We Serve: A Celebration of the National MLK Day of Service | Bide...

On this #MLKDay2021



Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - a United States Federal Holiday - is celebrated on the third Monday of January each year. Watch a video of his famous I have a Dream speech.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.