Monday, February 18, 2019

On This President's Day 2019 here in the United States......

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams (sixth President of the United States)

We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,
among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson (third President of the United States)
[Declaration of Independence, and inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd President of the United States)

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington (first President of the United States)

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy (35th President of the United States)

With self-discipline most anything is possible.
- Theodore Roosevelt (26nd President of the United States)

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Notations On Our World (W-End Edition) : On the Week That Was

The 40th Anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution of Iran was celebrated in Iran.    This is as The Warsaw Conference conveyed by the United States to counter Iranian Influence also took place--that was a failure as underscored by the team at Vox with their perceptive analysis.    Furthermore, the Munich Security Conference also occurred that featured the Vice President of the United States urging European Powers to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Agreement--as the Europeans led by Angela Merkel pushed back.    We were struck by the image above of what was designed which reminded our team of the depictions in North Korea as Iran's Supreme Guide (referred to as Supreme Leader in the West and "rahbar-E-Engelab--the highest authority in Iran), issued his edict on the Second Phase of the Revolution.

Notations On Our World (Special Edition): On A Tragic Week

India and Iran suffered tragedies over the weekend as soldiers from both countries were attacked by elements based out of Pakistan.     India paid tribute to the fallen:

Throughout India, the fallen have been honored with full State Honors.  They are known as "Jawans"-one of them from the State of Tamil Nadu was creamted with Full State Honors as His Wife and 2 year Old Son looked on:

Wearing Father's Uniform, 2-Year-Old's Final Salute To Pulwama Soldier

We join in saluting them all.