Monday, August 31, 2015

As August 2015 is History: Brief Thoughts......

It has been an interesting and busy morning and a busy month for Outsiders as our team has been busy w/the "Daily Roundup" over The Social Grid.    One key thing I have tried to do has been to support a worthwhile cause sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.   Their "Donate a Photo" initiative has embraced a number of key charities and I have been so honored to have done my small part to do my "Good Turn Daily" in the best tradition of Scouting.    I had the pleasure to share the latest earlier today also noted on my Personal Twitter Feed:

For every picture donated, $ 1 is donated to the supported charities.  Over the last 3 months, I have contributed over 100 images and I am ever so grateful for it.

The team is working "fast and furious" gearing up for September here in #Outsiders and I look forward to supporting the on-going development work. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

On this weekend working away in #outsiders: Personal Reflections.

It has been another interesting weekend throughout the #outsider properties.   As the team continued its' ongoing research and development work, there were cries of frustration at the continued misery around our World.

As the work continued, there were also moments of pride.    One of the more interesting developments has been the continued protests in Malaysia.    Malaysia is important as it is part of an emerging project for us here to focus on a group of countries we have deemed "NASIIM"--which in Persian means breeze.   The people of Malaysia have risen against the Prime Minister that has been accused of graft on a massive scale.    There is also the protests in Lebanon as spearheaded by the #YouStink Movement that has galvanized people on the entire political spectrum as the paralysis in Government continues in the shadow of the looming threat in Syria.   This is as our team has been spearheading an assessment of the BRICS--and a contention that BRICS are dying a slow death with the continued challenges in each of the countries.

I also was quite taken aback by the US Political Scene this week.    Our team has been "virtually breathless" as the GOP continues to present an interesting challenge as the "Trump phenomeon" endures--and as HIllary Rodham Clinton continues to be challenged by the rise of Bernie Sanders.    Beyond the political scene (which our team continues to assess), I was distressed by the reports of police officers being gunned down and the distressing and tragic death of the young reporters.     It was quite a tribute to the tenancity of the +Sandy Hook Promise folks that they have endured as they have as I saw this from them:

Dylan and JakeBefore my beautiful butterfly Dylan was taken, I was just like any mom standing behind you in line at the grocery store or next to you on the soccer field cheering on our tiny all-stars.
In the after, I'm a different mom. I'm a mom shopping for back-to-school supplies, still tossing two of everything – pencil cases, glue sticks – into my cart before I remember and put one back. Jake is growing older – now he needs a scientific calculator, a dictionary – but Dylan is frozen in time forever, along with part of me.
The rest of me thaws enough each day to recommit to my promise to both Dylan and Jake: to work for change until there's not another Newtown, Aurora, Charleston or Lafayette. Through Sandy Hook Promise's lifesaving programs, we are making that change happen.
While it still feels awkward to ask supporters like you for money, expanding our programs takes resources. And as millions of children head back to school, it's more critical than ever that we unlock our generous donors' match challenge. We're still $18,802 away from doubling every donation, and we only have until September 1. Please, help protect more children with a gift today.
In the past two-and-a-half years, I've learned we cannot wait for lawmakers to do what we parents do so instinctively: protect our children. We put them in child safety seats. We inoculate them against diseases. We protect them from secondhand smoke.
Here's the good news: There's plenty that we as parents and community leaders can do right where we live to prevent gun violence and save precious lives. Sandy Hook Promise's research-based programs help identify at-risk behaviors, assess and respond to threats, combat social isolation, and empower children and teens to keep one another safe. Our ambitious expansion plan will provide our toolkits to even more schools and youth-serving groups – but only with your support.
Mike, with school buses fueling up and teachers prepping classrooms as we speak, we can't waste a moment. Unlocking this match will mean we can expand our lifesaving programs and spare more parents the incurable anguish of losing a child. Please, will you help with a gift today?
Yes, today I am a different mom. But you don't have to be a different parent, grandparent, sibling or friend. No one has to be. Every gun death is preventable – and by supporting Sandy Hook Promise, you are, like me, going forward to make a difference.
I'm so grateful to have you working alongside us to protect all our children and stop the tragic loss of life. Thank you.
With love,
Nicole Hockley (Dylan's mom)
In my private capacity, I have decided to contribute to them.    What happened to them can happen to any of our children.      The team has decided to take on the "Guns" issue in America as a Project. 

It was also a dark weekend for Journalism.     The retrial of the 3 @Al Jazeera Journalists concluded with all three convicted and sentenced to 3 years.    Our team joined the twitter chat (#FreeAJStaff)  yesterday in calling for the convictions to be overturned.   It was of special interest as I saw reports that Mohammad Fahmy has filed a lawsuit against +Al Jazeera English  in Canada for $ 100 Million.   This is also as Jason Rezayian of the Washington Post continues to languish in an Iranian Prison along with Amir Hekmaty and 2 others.    

The plight of the refugees flooding into Europe is also one of the tragedies of our time.   Al Jazeera reported yesterday on the story of two young Syrian Kids who had somehow managed to get Hugarian Residency Papers--but decided to try their luck by somehow figuring out a way to get to Germany.    This is as a I just the latest atrocity out of Syria as the Daesh Gang (also referred to as IS in the West) blew up another temple in Palmyra.    If this does not force folks to wake up, I am not what will:

Friday, August 28, 2015

Thoughts On the #IranDeal & the #Vote4Peace quest

Today was "Community Action Friday" for me.    As part of this, I put together a number of email outreach efforts to three local members of the US House who have declared their oppostion to the Iran Deal.  Here is an excerpt of the email which I sent off to Congressman Lieu's Office earlier today:

I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out to share some thoughts on the Iran with your office.    It has been a whirlwind of a week as the deliberations over the Iran Deal continues on such a "fast and furious" pace.

I was glad to see the Congressman having spent a week in Israel under the auspices of AIPAC.   I have profound concerns, though, in that the view represented by AIPAC is an unfortuante and distorted view of the realities in the Middle East today.   This is underscored by how The current Israeli Prmie Minister has said for over 20 years that Iran is about to have a bomb..and he was an ardent advocate of the Iraq war lending credence to the neo-con position.   The legacy of such advocacy is ever so evident today.

Beyond these, it was also quite amazing as I saw Kohyar Goudarzhi (whose case I have also followed since the advent of the Green Movement) come out in support of the deal as reported in the conservative J-Post earlier this week:

It was also interesting on the reporting this morning on two more folks who came out in support of the deal:

I personally found it quite surprising that Pat Buchanan came out in support of the deal--although I am not sure if he's welcome in the Republican Party of Today as epitomized by the rise of Mr. Trump

It was also of note as a Coalition of 25 Faith Based Organizations sponsored a conference call in which Marie Hart of the State Department was the featured speaker.  Some 600 People joined the call Thursday night.

NIAC Action put together this clip on the continued grass roots effort by Iranian-Americans Throughout the United States on this as the 30th US Senator, Tom Carper, came out in support of the #IranDeal:

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Working Away.....

It has been a whirlwind of a day here in #Outsiders.    I caught a brief media availability with Donald Trump after a speech he gave in South Carolina as he continued his standard talking points on Iran and mocked the New York Times.   This is as he continues his battle with Fox and Univision's Jorge Ramos.

As I assessed how Jorge Ramos was handled, the reaction in conservative media such as  Fox News was remarkable.  The called Ramos an "Activist" and not a journalist.    What was even more disturbing was how a supporter of Trump told Jorge Ramos to leave America.    This is as the current GOP contingent seems to be in line with Trump.   Megyn Kelly asked Ted Cruz a simple question:  Would he deport a 12-year child born in the United States?   Cruz's response:  I won't play the game of the mainstream liberal media (and I am paraphrasing--for the record).   It seems to me that he has no vision of governing--only his perception of what conservatism is.    In the World of "Cruz", no one else counts unless you sign on to his brand of "conservatism".  

As I was reflecting upon this,  what was clear to me is that folks don't seem to realize the sway that Jorge Ramos has.     It was even  especially hilarious to hear it from Sean Hannity who may consider himself a journalist--but he has epitomized the meaning of activism with how he has conducted himself on the air with direct support from Fox News.  

It was also heartbreaking as the World was witness to two young journalists shot to death.  I sent out a note of condolence to Alison Parker's fiancee earlier today.     On the same day a Louisana Policy Officer was shot to death while responding to a domestic disturbance.    Although expressions of sympathy are welcome, there needs to be more.     The team will be on the prowl on this.   There are too many such stories--many of them that goes unreported.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

On the Prowl w/a "View of the Week"

As I was tending to support @Daily Outsider  today, I ran across this from a friend which I wanted to share in my "Corner" as this "View of the Week":

This beautiful story has a simple, yet important message. 
Sometimes it is the simplest of stories that make us
 ponder the most….
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

On this "Late Night": Late thoughts on the #IranDeal & the #Vote4Peace quest.....

I was working away on research in support of the Network while making the rounds on "the Grid".   I ran across this:

My endorsement of the Iran Nuclear Deal--
Posted by Hamid Dabashi on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Professor Dabashi is one of the leading scholars in the World on the Middle East and Islam.   His eloquence in support of the Iran Deal is telling--as it was the leading dissident Nasrin Soutodeh.   Jafar Panahi, the banned Director, also came out in support.    It was also of welcome note that three leading Jewish members of the House of Representatives who have come out in opposition to the Iran deal came out condemning the heated discussions surrounding the deal which I shared on my personal twitter feed earlier: 

We can always disagree without being disagreeable.

Pounding The Virtual Pavement On This Tuesday.....

It has been quite a whirlwind in #outsiders this morning as the team has been busy w/the Daily Twitter Curations and releasing "Notations" For the day.    As I have been supporting the on-going daily research, I have also been on the "prowl" on an issue I have noted here in my "Corner":  the Iran Deal.  As I was making my personal daily rounds on the grid, I saw this:

I view this as huge as she has suffered so much and I was proud of the fact that I joined the on going "Virtual Agitation" to call for her release.      

Monday, August 24, 2015

On This Day.......

It has been an interesting morning, to say the least.  As I was working away supporting the Daily Outsider, I ran across this I wanted to note that goes to the heart of being human:

We are all a people in need.
We are not perfect. 
We are not machines.
We make mistakes.
We need grace. 
We need compassion.
We need help at times.
We need other people.
And that’s okay.”
~ Jamie Tworkowski

I also saw this on one of the blogs I personally follow and the insights are amazing.  I made it a point of thanking Saad for sharing this as I note this advise from his grandfather here:

Saad Malik's Blog

Posted: 23 Aug 2015 12:41 PM PDT
Advice from my grandfather for me and my siblings, circa 2005. It’s been over ten years since he handed this to me after I taught him how to type on a computer, and I hope I live to pass it down to my children and grandchildren. Nothing has changed and yet everything is different.

For My Grandchildren (July 2005)
Believe in God almighty and always trust in God almighty.
Do not forget your origins.
Do not waste your time.
Do not put off ’til tomorrow what you can do today.
Do not postpone your work for tomorrow as tomorrow never comes: A man who is destined for success makes every minute useful of his life.
Avoid laziness and always be a careful person.
Concentrate on your studies.
For success, following elements are absolutely necessary:
  • Seriousness and concentration
  • Learning and practicing
  • Revisions
  • Concerted efforts
  • Scan everything: what, why and how?
Make your self strong:
  • Physically
  • Mentally
  • Financially
Change/Make your fortune yourself by working hard
You all brothers and sisters give respect to each other and extend help to each other at every moment.
Give unlimited respect to your parents and be kind and sympathetic with them.
Remember, as you sue, so shall you reap.
Give due respect to every human being and help them.
Be patient. Patience makes everything possible.
Take care of your health. Do not forget to exercise and walk.
Attend the library daily for hours and also borrow books for reading at home.
Do not take rest until your good is better and better is the best.

Muhammad Iqbal Malik

Sunday, August 23, 2015

On A weekend Walkabout in the Community: Thoughts On #theIranDeal, #Cancer.....

It was quite a gratifying Saturday as I had a chance to be out and about in the Community.   

As the team reported on it in "South County Matters", the Relay for Life For Laguna Niguel was yesterday.   I joined the Relay for Life  briefly in the morning as I registered and thereafter made the rounds.   It was gratifying to see how the community had risen up to be able to fight cancer and seeing so many survivors come together--and so many friends. I did my small part by helping to "break the ice" by buying two long-standing books I had been on the "hunt" for a long time:  The Kite Runner & Three Cups of Tea.

After that, I went off to join the Aliso Niguel Water Polo Alumni Day.  It was also a fundraiser for the team whereby I served as Grillmaster helping to grill Hamburgers and Hot Dogs--Hopefully they were not all too "Raw"!!    It was quite a beautiful day as once again parents came together for one singular purpose:  to support the youth of our Community.   

After a bit of a respite (and facilitating some daily updates on the Grid for #outsiders),   I then went off to Irvine to assist in a petition drive to support the deal with Iran with the Orange County Chapter of  NIAC Action and the @OC4Peace .     In my private capacity,  I have noted that I am in favor of it because of the possibilities it represents for the people and I have noted it here in my own "corner".    The team was successful in garnering some 230+ signatures on this day of the quest for #Vote4Peace.     As I was finishing off my Daily Rounds "on the grid", I saw that the noted dissident Nasrin Soutodeh has spoken out in favor of the deal as well--I guess I'm in good company.  This is also as I just saw that Senator Harry Reid, the current Majority Leader, has come out in Support of the deal with Iran.

I ended Saturday with joining the Relay for Life as it wound down this day of service.   In honor of my late Aunt who I lost to Brain Cancer, my cousins fighting this dreaded diseases, those who have survived it,  and all the other loved ones who have lost their struggle with this dreaded disease, I joined in the silent final march as I reflected upon this day and continue to proudly wear the wristband given to me yesterday today as a sign of respect.     

Onward--as I end these "thoughts" with an image I captured from this day:

It it also quite a day today becuase it is "Ibn Sina" day that our team released it earlier today.  

Never a dull moment in our World..For sure...

Friday, August 21, 2015

On This Friday.....

One of the traditions we've established at #Outsiders are thoughts of the week we feature courtesy of +Jonathan Huie .   As the team finished off the Friday Musical Interlude and was continuing on-going research for coming editions while on the prowl w/the daily twitter curation, , I took it as a point of personal privilege to borrow this and reminded the team of it as our journey continues:

Thursday, August 20, 2015

On #Outsiders: As Our Team Works Away.....

I was looking at the on-going work the team has been done as it has continued its' efforts on the US Political Scene.    I view it as entertaining to watch as Donald Trump continues its' ascendancy as a major political force.   A day does not go by before he calls people idiots, in component and fools. 

I will defer to the team on the commentary forthcoming in "Notations".    One thing that was really bothersome to me was how Donald Trump took on The Holy Father.   The Holy Father has been speaking out against the excesses in our World today as he has worked to transform the Catholic Church.    Although Trump called him a "good man", he said he'd threaten him with ISIS.   This is as some major questions are swiverling about his business dealings as reported by a column by David Cay Johnson

Our team has also been assessing the broader World though.   As our team worked away, the tumble in the Dow was of profound concern as our team continued its' daily #China watch.    The slowdown is going to present challenges unforeseen up to now.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Around @DailyOutsider: Brief Thoughts on today in #Outsiders & Thoughts on the #IranDeal

It has been another busy day as we've been working on the Daily Roundup, sharing our "watch" series on Twitter as we finished our "Notations" series for the day.   It has been a fun day so far.

On my personal Facebook page, I had a chance to review this profound perceptive thought  which I wanted to report on.  Professor Daryaee is one of the leading experts on Iran who serves as a Professor at the University of California in Irvine.    His comments are so perceptive in putting the arguments in perspective.    The need to look ahead is ever so crucial.    The implicit message from Professor Daryaee is simple: we can play the blame game all day long--the question is what about the day after tomorrow as the debate over the #IranDeal continues.


Dear Friends: Today is an important day that ties the United States and Iran. No, it is not the 1980 Hostage Crisis,...
Posted by Touraj Daryaee on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

On the Prowl For the Week-End: A Letter To All Americans

As I have been working away on commitments here in #Outsiders, I also received this which was published earlier this week in the New York Times signed by leading lights of the Iranian American Community.  

I added my name to the Digital copy available  at .     I made it a point of sharing that with Senator Flake over his twitter Account and Congressman Rohrabacher's Staff earlier as the debate continues over the #IranDeal:    

Friday, August 14, 2015

On the Eve of August 15: Brief Personal Thoughts On #IranDeal


August 15 2015 is before us.    Iranians around the world are gearing up for a day of action in support of the deal.      It has been gratifying to see the grassroots effort on such a grand scale around the World.    As I add my voice to this as a private citizen, I wanted to also underscore this that I personally chose from +Jonathan Huie that our team regularly reviews and chooses for some of the on-going curation for our network in the spirit of this day of peace:


This land, this water, this air, this planet -

this is our legacy to our young.

- Paul Tsongas

If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow,
we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology.
We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created,
not just as it looked when we got through with it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

In South Orange County,  the following has been organized to help build up community support:    

  • Community Petition Drive for #Vote4Peace:  Saturday, Aug 22,  2015 :  10:00AM to 8:00PM :
    Location: in front of Super Irvine located at 14120 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604, phone # (949) 552-8844
    Direction: from San Diego 405 South: Depart I-405 S, At exit 5, take ramp right to Culver Dr,
    Turn left onto Culver Dr, Pass Circle K/Circle K on the left Arrive at 14120 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604
    Direction: From La 405 North: Depart I-405 N ,take ramp right for CA-133 South toward Laguna Beach
    take San Diego, take I-5 North toward Los Angeles At exit 99, take ramp right toward Culver Dr
    Turn left onto Trabuco Rd,Turn left onto Culver Dr, Make a U-turn at Scottsdale Dr,216 ft
    Arrive at 14120 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604
  • Walk for #Vote4PeaceMonday Aug 24th 2015 From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMwe will be gathering  and walking on both sides of the street which  is across from our U.S. Representative Mimi Walters office ,  the 45th Congressional District of California, Republican Party.  We want here to hear our voice to #Vote4Peace.
    Location address: 3333 Michelson Drive Suite 230,Irvine, CA 92612,Phone: (949) 263-8703 ,Fax: (949) 263-8704.  Corner of Mother market, Verizon shopping center.
    Direction: from San Diego 405 South: Depart I-405 S, take ramp right Jamboree Rd,Turn right onto Jamboree Rd,Turn left onto Michelson Dr, Arrive at 3333 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
    Direction : From La 405 North: Depart I-405 N,take ramp right for Culver Dr.Turn left onto Culver Dr,Turn right onto Michelson Dr.
    Parking:  The  shopping center and they have two parking structure inside the shopping center on the right side 24Hr fitness and left side office building parking.
  • Walk for #Vote4Peace : Friday Aug 28th 2015 From 6:00pm to 9:00P:   
    Location address : in front of Super Irvine located at 14120 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604, phone # (949) 552-8844
    Direction: from San Diego 405 South: Depart I-405 S, At exit 5, take ramp right to Culver Dr,
    Turn left onto Culver Dr, Pass Circle K/Circle K on the left Arrive at 14120 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604
    Direction : From La 405 North: Depart I-405 N ,take ramp right for CA-133 South toward Laguna Beach
    take San Diego, take I-5 North toward Los Angeles At exit 99, take ramp right toward Culver Dr,
    Turn left onto Trabuco Rd,Turn left onto Culver Dr,Make a U-turn at Scottsdale Dr,216 ft,Arrive at 14120 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604
    Parking: Two shopping centers are available  

As the debate over the #IranDeal continues, what I found striking was this I received when I reached out to Congressman Rohrbacher's Office.   I had asked for a constituent meeting with either himself or his staff in my private capacity--although I hope that the expertise and understanding would be helpful.  I had been in touch with his office and a member of his staff had done some responses.   But I found it so striking that I received the same answer "verbatim" approximately 30 Days after the same response I received back in July when I released a column on it in my "corner" here at the Daily Outsider:

Mr. Mike Pouraryan
Laguna Niguel, California 92677-2364

Dear Mr. Pouraryan:

Thank you for contacting me with your views regarding the Iran nuclear deal.  I appreciate the opportunity to respond to your concerns.

As you may know, on July 14, 2015, Iran and the six powers that have negotiated with Iran about its nuclear program finalized a "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action," (JCPA) that attempts to ensure that Iran's nuclear program will be used for purely peaceful purposes, in exchange for a broad suspension of U.S., European Union, and United Nations sanctions.

Since the JCPA was not submitted to Congress before the July 10, 2015, deadline laid out in the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which was enacted into law earlier this year, an automatic 60 day congressional review period has been triggered.  As such, Congress is expected to vote on the deal sometime in September. 

One of the major flaws in this deal is the relinquishing of the international sanctions regime.  These sanctions, which have been in place since 2006, have crippled the Iranian economy and helped slow the growth of its nuclear industry.  On November 24, 2013, the strategy of sanctioning Iran was validated as Iranian leaders were forced to the negotiating table with the major world powers.  However, through the proposed JCPAagreement, Iran will gain access to $100 billion to $150 billion in hard currency without the limitations and safeguards even President Obama once claimed were necessary for an effective deal.  

It is naive to believe that Iran, one of the largest state sponsors of terrorism, will not utilize the additional flood of money to further fund terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah that threaten U.S. interests and our regional allies.  This is a high cost for the illusion of peace and only temporarily limits Iran's nuclear program.  While I desire a peaceful resolution to the situation in Iran, and certainly support diplomacy before pursuing any potential military action, it is my belief that this current deal is counterproductive to achieving our ultimate goals and threatensU.S. and international security.  

As a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, you can rest assured that I will continue to closely monitor this issue and keep your concerns in mind.  Again, thank you for giving me the benefit of your views.  Please continue to keep me informed on any other federal issues of concern to you.

Dana Rohrabacher
Member of Congress

This deal is not about the Islamic Republic--but about the 80 Million Iranians.   We will also never forget and remember the four Americans who are held unjustly--including Jason Rezaian and Amir Hekmati.   But, I also wanted to make sure that we  remember the children--many of whom in that part of the World are not able to go to school and have been deprived of the basic necessities of life. 

Will we have the courage to embrace what Nelson Henderson told us we can?    I hope and pray that we do.

Thoughts on the #IranDeal

Our team @ The Daily Outsider has been continuing its' assessment of the state of the debate on the Iran Deal and its' aftermath.   It has been a pleasure to support the projects over the past number of months.

As the #Vote4Peace quest continues, I wanted to note that I am personally in support of the Deal with Iran and signed a digital petition that has been signed by the leading lights of the Iranian American Community.    I plan on joining a number of Community Events in Orange County California.  I also was extremely moved by this which I shared on my personal Twitter Feed earlier:
Visit to find events near you or

to call your member of Congress. Tell them: A vote against the Iran deal is a vote for war.Americans have added more than 700,000 petition signatures

and more than 100,000 calls to Congress to defend the deal. Members of Congress have less than 60 days to decide whether

or not to veto the deal. Now is the time to flood their offices and town hall meetings.Opponents are pressuring Congress by spending over $40

million to put the U.S. on a path to war with Iran. But millions of dollars can't drown out millions of voices.But the architects of the Iraq War are fighting to kill

the deal. John Bolton says, 'Preemptive military action is now inescapable' and Bill Kristol says, 'Airstrikes to set back

the Iranian nuclear weapons program are preferable to this deal.'The U.S. + Five world powers have reached a deal with Iran to stop its potential path to a nuclear weapon. The deal

is supported by over 60 nuclear security experts, more than 100 American ambassadors, 75% of Democrats, and 54% of all Americans.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

On the Iran Deal: Supporting #Peace & #NoWarWithIran

The push for the Iran Peace Deal is continuing on all fronts. I added my name to this. As this was published in today's New York Times, the signatories are among the leading lights of Iranian-Americans around the World. I noted earlier when visiting Dr. Naderi's Facebook back that we shall overcome as a concerted campaign for #NOWARWITHIRAN gathers steam @

Full page ad in today's New York Times -- page 5 main sectionSupport the Iran Deal reject hostility and war.If you have not signed the letter please do at:

Posted by Firouz Naderi on Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Our team will have the latest "Notations" on this soon.

Reflections For the Week

It has been a busy day around #Outsiders.     I finished supporting curation of a number of updates as the work continued on the "Twitter Feed" and as we assessed quite a challenging World.    The Daily Updates (driven by the Paper li engine) are being reported out nightly along with development work on the Twenty20 Collection.  

As I reflected upon the past couple of days, I went back to my own Personal Twitter to be reminded of this admonition which I also underscored with the on-going development work here in #Outsiders:

The Sky is The Limit--and the best is yet to come!!!!