Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Busy Day @ #Outsiders: Brief MId-Week Thoughts

It has been a busy day after the team took a day of "reflection" as the evolution of Daily Outsider 2.X continues.    Our day began featuring a "special musical interlude" from Bob Baldwin that underscored how we felt!!! :-)

As I supported the team's assessment of the US Political scene on the eve of the GOP Debate tonight,  I have been amazed by how John Kasich came out as he did "telling it like it is".  It will be quite a scene to see what happens tonight at the GOP tonight as the team finished off a new edition of "Notations" on the eve of the debate.    Some folks are continuing to eye Marco Rubio--the jury is still out.   

Paul Ryan is about to be Speaker as he noted that the House will be "Unified" and the chaos will end despite his praise of the outgoing speaker as he says he would "turn the page" as the so-called conservatives continue to be restless.      Beyond the shores of the US, I viewed it as a fabulous day when I saw that Nepal had elected its' first Woman President.   As I wrote earlier when I did my "Virtual Good Turn" on the "Grid", I had the pleasure to visit Nepal and it is one of the most beautiful places on Earth as epitomized by the Earthquake which is still trying to recover from:

Beyond Nepal, I was also very gratified as I saw reports out of Colombia as the President of Colombia offered a Bilateral Ceasefire as the march to peace continues,   Our team will have more to say on it soon.

I continue to be excited as our team as decided to join this effort on the eve of the Paris Conference that our team released the telling Video Clip in in the Education Channel as "Senator Snowball" has plans to Crash the conference in Paris:  

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I also just added my name to this that +J Street sent out to honor a hero, Yitzhak Rabin:

View this email as a web page.
J Street - The political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans
Say "thank you"!
Twenty years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated--murdered at a peace rally, by an extremist opposed to his vision of a peaceful future for Israelis and Palestinians.
Now, as Israelis and Palestinians once again confront the reality of what a one-state future might look like, we're called not just to remember Rabin's legacy, but to act: it's time to make his vision a reality.
Thanks to Senator Dianne Feinstein -- and her co-sponsor Senator Barbara Boxer -- the US Senate has the opportunity to do just that.
With 1 click: Thank Sens. Feinstein and Boxer for supporting Rabin's vision today.
This important resolution honors Rabin by asking us to recommit to engaging on Israeli-Palestinian peace. Rabin was a man of action, and--as we face the current violence--it's time to act.
Join us. Say "Thank you!" to Sens. Feinstein and Boxer for honoring Rabin and his vision.
- Jeremy

I am at a loss to explain how his sacrifice was so laid to waste by successive Israeli Governments.

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