Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Edition): On @realDonaldTrump & Our World



Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert et. al were relentless last week as the investigations continue Our team selected some alternative views on our World along with some interesting statistics courtesy of the Nooner on the reality in California as we await 2019:

TURNOUT as of November 30, 2018
Eligible to register: 25,200,451
Registered voters as of 10/22: 19,696,371
Ballots tallied: 12,465,464
Turnout of eligible: 49.47%
Turnout of registered: 63.29% 

Outlook
(as of 11/30/18)
U.S. House of RepresentativesState AssemblyState Senate
As of Nov. 6, 201839 Democrats
14 Republicans
55 Democrats
25 Republicans
26 Democrats
14 Republicans
After Nov. 6, 201846 Democrats
7 Republicans
60 Democrats
20 Republicans
29 Democrats
11 Republicans


This is as we note this perspective from the Real News Network regarding perspectives on the realities of our World as well with Qatar, Yemen & Saudi Arabia: 

Pentagon Engaged in Unfathomable Financial Mismanagement
Around the same time that auditors declared that the Department of Defense’s finances are unauditable, The Nation published an extensive exposé of just how deliberately falsified and mismanaged the Pentagon’s accounts are. We speak to the report’s author, investigative journalist David Lindorff      

Sen. Graham Wants a More Reliable Fascist in Saudi Arabia - Paul Jay
Senator Lindsey Graham wants to overthrow the Saudi crown prince MBS in order to have a more reliable ally against Iran and to suppress the Arab masses


Black communities denied $156 billion in property value says new Brookings report
“The pipes in Flint, Michigan could have been replaced 3,000 times with that money” says lead study author Dr. Andre Perry

Council Proposes Income-Based Water Billing Amid Rate Hikes
Just days after the city proposed another rate increase, Baltimore’s Council President unveiled legislation that promises water bill affordability and accountability. The proposal will be taken up by the Council’s Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee in the coming weeks

Rattling the Bars: Stopping Corporate Exploitation in Prisons
Eddie Conway talks with Bianca Tylek, found of the Corrections Accountability Corporation about thousands of corporations funding private prisons and immigration detention centers and what citizens can do about it

Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC
Qatar is withdrawing from oil organization OPEC, while Saudi Arabia continues its blockade. Colonel Larry Wilkerson says this is part of a larger realignment in the Middle East, as Turkey exerts more influence

Friday, December 7, 2018

Notations On Our World (Special Friday Edition): #Remembering41



President Bush was laid to rest Thursday at his Presidential Library.   We decided to headline this brief Notation as we leave you with highlights courtesy of the Guardian Of London: