Thursday, March 31, 2016

On This Final Day of Q1 2016: Some Brief Final Thoughts....

It has been a very challenging 3-Months in our World.   But what was gratifying to take comfort in was a concerted effort throughout the #Outsider properties to work to live up to the Mission to "Transform the conversation about Our World One Notation, One Tweet, One Tweet at a time".    This is as a concerted effort was begun to create a Social Good component primarily through contributions to the Johnson and Johnson Donate a Good Program which I launched last year and the team has been featuring on the #Outsider Twitter Channel.     Although I was a bit shocked at some of the setbacks at Johnson & Johnson in light of the Product Liability lawsuit losses, It does not take away from what they've done with this program which I look forward to supporting and glad to see the team at #Outsiders has embraced.   .  It is also gratifying that the #outsider mission is expanding to underscore the role of Instagram in the transformation process. 

The US Presidential Campaign was one of the key focus points.    It has been exciting to be witness to it in spite of the rather unfortuante discourse at times.    It was also a watershed Quarter on the Media Front.    Al Jazeera retrenched by shutting down its' Americas' Network after having bought it for 500 Million Dollars from Al Gore to be more focused digitally and as it decided that it was going to lay off 500 People from its' headquarters.   The Independent of London went all digital and others throughout the World continued to reassess their operations.      It was also disappointing to be witness to corruption in Malaysia and South Africa--two countries that I had held out a lot of hope for.

#Outsiders will be "dark" for Quarter End though as we gear up for the new Quarter and work away o the long-awaited transition--the "SandBox" has been in what we deem "Public Alpha"--which is admittedly challenging.     But, I wanted to end these brief thoughts with once again on a high note as I feature two beautiful images courtesy of the Speaker of The House' Office as he welcomed the Boy Scouts (a cause near and dear to my heart) and he had a touching scene with his Children in his Office as I continue to support the work of #outsiders with the possibilities at hand--and continuing to be hopeful as the Nuclear Security Summit was going on in Washington.   I released my wish on the success of the Summit (the final one by President Obama) earlier on my Personal Twitter Feed.

Onward to the new quarter with all its' possibilities....

The Boy Scouts
Every year, the Boy Scouts of America present the speaker of the House with their Report to the Nation.  And this year, they came with a question too: "What's up with the lights on the clocks around the U.S. Capitol?" Click here to find out Speaker Ryan's answer.
Taking time with the Boy Scouts of America
A Special Bill Signing with Speaker Ryan's Children
It's not every day that you get to sign your own bill to send to the president's desk to become law, but that's exactly what Speaker Ryan did when he signed this anti-poverty legislation with his two oldestchildren by his sides.
A Special Bill Signing with Speaker Ryan's Children

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Working Away On This Final Week of March 2016.....

It has been yet again a busy few days here in #Outsiders as the team finished the latest curation throughout the properties and finished the morning Social Media curation on Twitter.  It has been quite a morning with a hijacking in Egypt, Donald Trump's Campaign Manager Charged and of course the aftermath of the Apple Phone saga ending--for now.  It was also quite a startling development that the US Supreme Court deadlocked on Union Fees--which the Unions took as a victory.

Our team @ #has also launched a beta to be ready to transition the Properties.      The Beta for the new "Virtual Campus" for the properties is expected to be available real soon.     As I was reflecting upon this journey and assessing the roadmap, I took a few minutes to "drop in" to the site and picked up a few of the thoughts that is  ever so critical for all to be aware of--including me!!!

Commitment winston churchill Inspiration norman rockwell

Persistence abraham lincoln Ambition liz murray

Enough Said!!!


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Working Away On This Easter Week-End......

It has been a busy Easter weekend as the team is finally gearing up to test out the new "Beta Site" as our journey continues.     It included releasing a "Thought For the Week" To the Education Channel in celebration of Easter as it underscores a sense of the possible.   The thoughts the team chose from +Jonathan Huie  was in this spirit.

We have also been witness to a horrific week in our World.    The aftermath of Brussels continues to be felt throughout the World.   A march against hate scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled in Brussels that underscores how the City continues to be on the edge.   I have also been quite horrified by how Belgium asked for trouble as there are multiple police agencies with no one talking  As the campaign against #Daesh is continuing, #Daesh lashed out as a suicide bomber attacked a Football (Soccer) match in Baghdad killing kids as long as 10.  They were buried in Baghdad earlier today. It appears that Europe is pulling its' act together though as I am just seeing reports of an Algerian being detained in Italy based on an European Arrest Warrant by Belgian Authorities.

As I was on the prowl before being off for the night, I saw reports on two victims of hatred that I wanted to pay tribute too.    Asad Shah was a shopkeeper in Glasgow Scotland who was seriously injured and subsequently died in a religiously motivated attack.     Reports I reviewed note that the guy who committed the crime was Muslim:

He was well-liked and the GoFundMe page has raised almost 36,000 Pounds (approximately  7 Thousand Dollars).   He had written an Easter Greeting earlier in the day.    One of the other young victims was Sascha Pinczwoski who was killed with her brother and she had posted a note right before she died in the Brussels attack reminding the World to be tolerant always.    I salute both these ordinary folks who in their own way tried to make a difference.

While finishing my own "Virtual Walk-About" On the Grid, I saw this that one of my cousins released to her own Facebook Wall.   It was from an injured British Soldier that is so powerful in its' message--It was in sharp contrast to the debate that goes on today that is dominating the Republican Party and somewhat echoed by the Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan who cited a 10% rule in her rationale to combat what she deemed "radical Islamic Jihadism".    I hope she takes note of what this soldier reminded us all of: 

British soldier who lost leg in Iraq issues powerful message
A British soldier who lost his leg in Iraq has posted a powerful message to people "expecting racism" from him just because he "got blown up".For Chris Herbert's full message:
Posted by ITV News on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hopefully the spirit of Easter will prevail.

As our team goes "dark" For Easter Sunday, on behalf of myself and the entire #Outsider team, Happy Easter!!!


Friday, March 25, 2016

On This Good Friday: On this US Election Campaign (@tedcruz; @realDonaldTrump), #Gandhi & Other Thoughts

It has been quite a morning here in #Outsiders as the team worked away on the Twitter Channel with the daily hashtag watch series.     I was also on my personal twitter feed as I was just taken aback by the nasty tone in the political discourse by the leading GOP candidates.   I made it a point of noting an admonition to both Senator Cruz and Mr. Trump that they need to grow up because the people deserve better as their wives were brought into the conversation which deflects from their policy positions which are literally either non-existent.    I was glad to see I was not alone as MSNBC's Joe Scarborough underscored this specifically admonishing Senator Cruz on his call to monitor Muslims.  Senator Cruz doubled down on it as he took the criticism as a "badge of honor" as if he was doing something right.

As our team races to work on weekend editions of Notations, I am excited about the Musical Interlude that would be available on the #outsider properties within the next few hours.   The team was busy as all of us were working away on the curations.    For me, two interesting things crossed my desk that made my day: 

J.K Rowling's story is well known.   But taking this bold step; was fabulous in making sure all understood that one must never give up.   The perservance of such people is just amazing which is a lesson for us here at #outsiders as our journey of service continues.   She noted in a subsequent tweet that, "..... I had nothing to lose and sometimes that makes you brave enough to try...." This is as I was thinking about the discourse on leadership as I saw this from the ever-eloquent Darren Hardy on Leadership during my daily review:

Before I ever ask someone to do or be anything, I think of a story I once hear about Mahatma Gandhi.
It is such a great example to live up to and delivers an invaluable lesson on the character of leadership...Go to post

I could not help but wonder why what Gandhi, Dr. King and Mandela taught us seems to have been forgotten.  But I remain optimstic because I see no other way.    This is what we're about in the end here in #outsiders.

Happy Easter and a Happy belated Purim to all Jewish Brothers and Sisters....

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Working Away w/Thoughts on #leadership, #Belgium & #giving.....

It has been admittedly a challenging week  as our World was once again was witness to violence.   The Belgian Prime Minister called it a black day for Belgium--it was a black day for the whole World.   While on the "Grid" this morning, I saw this which I also posted on my own Facebook wall that underscores what we must all do:

It is a simple call--but was a call that Francois Hollande so eloquently noted when he spoke in Paris as France and the World remembered    It is ever so true now.    The team only decided on one formal release in the Education Channel as it also finished the daily Twitter Curation to have a day to reflect. I eagerly await what the artist of the week is as the Friday Musical Interlude looms.

It was with a point of pride as I was witness to my Community, Laguna Niguel, honoring Belgium which I featured as a Good Turn for the team--and once again appreciate of the team having featured it on the #Outsider Twitter Channel: 


As I worked away supporting the #outsider properties,  this from the Fortune's Alan Murray crossed my desk which was quite disturbing--excerpts of it are noted below:  

March 24, 2016
Fortune's annual list of the World's Greatest Leaders is out this morning, and you can read it here. You'll see it includes none of the current candidates for President. That's not an accident. The U.S. political system is broken, and we see little reason to think the current contenders can fix it.
Start with Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. It's stunning that, well into the 21st century, the two candidates generating the most enthusiasm are throwbacks to the 20th. One is channeling a fascist strongman, the other running as a self-styled socialist. Neither has the vision or skills to take us into the future, but both have tapped into the public's deep dissatisfaction with the recent past. The failures of government since the financial crisis have handed supporters of these candidates their strongest talking point: Could it get any worse?
Hillary Clinton talks about building bridges instead of walls and built a record of bipartisan cooperation in her post-First Lady life as a senator and secretary of state. But by mimicking her primary opponent - and opposing the trade agreement she once championed - she has alienated even those business leaders who once supported her. Then there's Ted Cruz, who celebrates, even as he exacerbates, Washington's dysfunction.
The good news is that Fortune's search for great leaders was not in vain. Even in Washington, we found some—including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While unyielding in their competing worldviews, they each have that key quality of empathy essential for today's challenges. From the business world, we've included Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who recognizes that the current political climate also demands a different kind of business leadership.
Top of the list? Amazon's Jeff Bezos. His company got pummeled in a New York Times story last year depicting Amazon as a sort of high-tech sweat-shop, where the pressure caused workers to break down at their desks in tears. But leadership comes in various flavors, and the Bezos strain is yielding world-changing results.
Also today, Dov Seidman, CEO of LRN, has a worthy suggestion for how Hillary Clinton could remake herself a real leader. Read it here.  

It is a tragic testament as the two leading Presidential Candidates did not make the list--although Justice Ginsburg and Speaker Ryan were very interesting choices.



Tuesday, March 22, 2016

On a Dark Day in Our World......

Our team began the day thinking about the US Elections as people are voting right now in a number of States, reflecting upon World Water Day, thinking about the aftermath of the Apple announcement. and an on-going assessment of the AIPAC conference in Washington. The attacks in Brussels this morning shocked us.    It is a dark day in our World as I write this.  

 Our team released a special edition of Notations this morning on the attacks in Belgium.    As I was doing my overnight review, I began by launching my New York Times App on my Kindle and had to refresh it three times before I realized what had occurred.    

For me, it brought memories of 9/11 back.   I remember I was getting ready for work as CNN was playing in the background as the first plane hit.   My wife and I could not believe it and I frankly thought for a minute it was scenes from the World Center Attack in 1993.    My Wife shouted in horror as we were witness to the second plane and the horror afterward truly changed our World  forever.  

As I write this, Brussels Airport CEO is having a news conference noting that the Airport will be closed through tomorrow as they gear up to be back in Operations as some 600 flights have been canceled.  

The team at #outsiders has decided to be "dark"  through tomorrow in honor of the fallen in Belgium as we remember them in our thought and prayers today with Belgium and Europe:
The Belgian and European Union flags fly at half mast outside the embassy of Belgium in London.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Working Away In #Outsiders: Thoughts on #Apple & #Twitter & Other Thoughts....

It has been quite a morning here in #outsiders as the team finished off "Notations" and worked on the AM curation for the Twitter Channel.   I have also been listening to the Apple annoucement as there are some very interesting announcements including the iPhone SE.

It is also a milestone on the Tech Front as Twitter is 10 years old today.    I have been a fan of Twitter ever since the early years and despite the stumbles, I remain a fan and our team here @ #Outsiders values it ever more.   I got this Note and wanted to extend my congratulations to +Twitter as I look forward to supporting our team as our on-going work continues in serving our world to help transform the conversation about our World "One Notation, One Tweet & One Weibo" at a time:

Thank you!
Ten years ago today, it began with a single Tweet. Since then, every moment of every day, people connect live about the things they care about most — all over the world.
Throughout the years, you've made Twitter what it is today and you're shaping what it will be in the future. And for that, we thank you!
<3, Twitter #LOVETWITTER

Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900 San Francisco, CA 94107

Sunday, March 20, 2016

On A Very Interesting weekend: Working Away....

The team finished off a number of weekend editions of Notations in Outsiders as also the Twitter Daily Curation is continuing as I write these thoughts.    I was quite keen to see about what was going on in Iran as Khameini went to Mashad to make a speech and Rouhani made it a point of visit the Veterans of the War during the first day of the Iranian New Year.    Our team will be assessing Khamenei's Speech and Rouhani's Speech as we see what will happen in the New Year on the eve of a new Parliament conveying.    What happens in Iran matters.

Beyond Iran, there is the chaotic scene as the Election season is gathering pace.  As I was away on a Community commitment with the Scouts yesterday, I did not have personal visibility to the on-going predicament until I saw the team releasing the Notation on the US Election scene.   The violence and protests seem to be escalating and the Republican National Convention is bound to be quite entertaining and contentious with profound implications beyond.    I caught Governor Kasich of Ohio during my own assessment of the US Sunday Morning Talk Shows as he boasted confidence that he would be the nominee.    What I saw, though, from David Brooks from the New York Times underscored as powerful a case against Trump as I have seen after the strong word by the +National Review --Although I will grant Trump this point:  his numbers have kept rising so far:

When Trump noted in a response to a question on MSNBC that "I listen to myself"--that in and of itself is a disqualification.   It is also quite disturbing to me how he has encouraged violence and not stepped up to make sure that the anger of the dispossessed as noted in David Brooks' Column is channeled to help change and not encourage riots and violence.          

As I have been assessing our World and the roadmap ahead, I ran across this that is quite timely in terms of the journey here in #Outsiders and what helps to drive the on-going development work here as I wish all a great Sunday and a great week:

Turn Failure into Innovation

Friday, March 18, 2016

Before Running Off on the eve of #Spring & #Nowruz.....

As I was finishing off my "Virtual Walk-About" I decided to pop into the Iranian Student Association at Penn State.    Their website is just fantastic to showcase what is beautiful about Iran as it showcased the poetry of Saaidi reminding us all that we are one:

It was also poignant as this beautiful clip they did that gave a tour of all the regions of Iran:

Happy Nowroz & Happy Spring.....

Working Away: On #ParisAttacks, #Music & #Nooroz

Today was quite a day as the World has been privy to a major operation to arrest one of the culprits of the Paris Attack.   As I have been working in support of #outsiders, I am also seeing a live news conference by the Belgian Prime Minister and the President of France as they underscored that they have conferred with President Obama .   I view it as a major development and made it a point of congratulating France and Belgium earlier on my personal twitter feed.     There are still questions that  have to be answered as to how this man could be roaming around for so long--but it is still a good day.   I view it as quite significant the Francois Hollande is there in Brussels

I also was witness to the beauty and appreciation of life this morning while on a morning community commitment at St. Timothy's Catholic Parish.  It was the twice-a-month restocking of the Parish Pantry which I had the privilege yet again to support.    As I left this service commitment, I was struck that I was witness to a funeral mass which I joined briefly.    It underscored all that we have to be thankful for and to be hopeful constantly.   I was reflecting upon this as I supported the curation of the network for the day.   It was also gratifying as the weekly interlude was selected as it was:  Frank Sinatra Jr.   I grew up with Frank Sinatra Sr.'s music and the striking resemblance was just beyond the pale.   The music will go on!!!!

It is also the first day of spring and the eve of Nowruz.    It is about renewal and again a sense of hope.  I conclude as I go "dark" for this Nowruz Week-End to say:  Happy Nowruz--Eid Shoma Mobarak.    We Persians underscore a simple wish:  May every day be successful for you all and all days be full of joy and Happiness.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

On the Eve of St. Patricks' Day 2016.....

The team decided to welcome St Patricks' Day with a special edition of View of the Week that will be available on St. Patricks' Day on all the #Outsider Properties.   This is as I was assessing the day being witness to Donald Trump talking about Riots if he is not named the Republican Nominee and as I saw very disturbing reports of corruption in South Africa and Brazil.

The need to be optimistic and hopeful is ever so critical always.    I decided to share this prayer on the eve of St Patricks' Day -may we always be ever so lucky.   Don't forget to wear green tomorrow!! 

An Irish Prayer
May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Working Away w/a Brief Thought On the True Possiblities....

The team was busy yet again tonight.     The team was gracious enough to allow me to share this "blast from the past"  from the #Outsider Facebook Page as the journey began: 

The literal meaning of this is: "...The darkest days will end and the Sun will come again....the best days are yet to come..."...ever so true...:-)
Posted by The Daily "Outsider" on Thursday, July 25, 2013


Monday, March 14, 2016

Working Away With Thoughts For the NIght On @realDonaldTrump, @GOP & Other Thoughts.....

Brandon Stanton, creator of Humans of New York, has penned an open letter to Donald trump to his more than 17 million ...
Humans of New York Creator Brandon Stanton
It has been another busy day throughout the #Outsider properties.   It is the eve of what I call  "Super Dupper" Tuesday as a number of important states including Illinois, Ohio and a number of other states are voting--including the crucial State of Florida.       The #Outsider team will be assessing the results throughout the day on Wednesday.   Early Voting has been going on already.  

As I was working away, I saw reporting on a letter by the founder of Humans of New York which has garnered over 1.5 Million Likes on Facebook and has gained worldwide notoriety  the Trump juggernaut continues.    The letter truly captured my view in such a powerful way.    I am very glad to see Governor Kasich, Senator Rubio and Senator Cruz speaking out forcefully as they have.   I am not sure whether this will make a difference for the "Trumpista" Voters who seem not to care so far.     Sarah Palin joined the raucous earlier today.     Wednesday will determine the next phase.    This on the Sydney Morning Herald captured a very interesting video from the New York Times that is well worth seeing as well to underscore the hypocrisy of the Trump Campaign:

Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton pens open letter to Donald Trump

Brandon Stanton, creator of Humans of New York, has penned an open letter to Donald trump to his more than 17 million followers.
DAISY DUMAS 1:57pm | "I can confirm— the hateful one is you." So writes the man behind Humans of New York, Brandon Stanton, in an open letter to presidential hopeful Donald Trump that has so far been liked over a million times.

I noted in a visit on the Grid how scary it all was--and it is getting to be even more so and how disgraceful it is becoming.    I caught Bob Schiffer on CBS News and he underscored how the unknown will be quite detrimental as the Republicans may well potentially break up into two different parties.

    It is such a powerful letter that I decided to embed it here as I also saw this from Boris Yeltsin that I found especially poignant: “You can build a throne with bayonets,
but you can’t sit on it for long.” 
An Open Letter to Donald Trump:Mr. Trump,I try my hardest not to be political. I’ve refused to interview several of...
Posted by Humans of New York on Monday, March 14, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Working Away w/Notations On the latest in #Outsiders and #hope.....

It has been a busy weekend here in #outsiders.  The team has been working away with Notations along with other thoughts.   It has also been a distressing 24 hours with attacks in Turkey and Ivory Coast.   This is also as the US Presidential Campaign has taken an unfortunate turn which is horrific.  I got into a Twitter feud with a Trump Supporter on this very question Friday Evening as the reporting in the aftermath of the Chicago riots took center stage around the World.    

As I was working away, I finished off this wonderful story on Medium (that I contribute to in support of @DailyOutsider which I note below and the entire link is also available by clicking here: 

Medium Logo
Such Stories are ones that inspire the art of the possible--one of the implicit ideas behind #Outsiders.    

What I took comfort in was this thought our team released to the Daily Outsider Facebook Page earlier to underscore a sense of believing some simple facts that President Kennedy reminded us all

A "Thought 4 the Weekend" to share....wishing all a great weekend.....
Posted by The Daily "Outsider" on Saturday, March 12, 2016

As I was assessing our World, supporting the work of #outsiders looking to the new week, I could not help but wonder whether all are truly understanding this or not.    The need to remain hopeful is ever so evident now.

Onward to the new week with all its' possibilities...

Friday, March 11, 2016

On the Eve of the weekend: Notations

It was quite a day in our World as the Prime Minister of Canada was welcomed at the White House and as the GOP went at it again.   Our team decided to be more upbeat as it featured selections from the artist of the week, Kygo,  as it continued its' on-going research for upcoming editions of Notations.

As I was finishing off an early round "on the grid", I ran across this from a Facebook Friend that blew me away: 
"I failed 3 times in college. I applied 30 times to get a job but I was always rejected. When KFC came to China for the...
Posted by Shahriar Shahabi on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Jack Ma is just fascinating as Alibaba continues to rise ever more.       As I reflected upon it further, I saw this that the team was gracious enough to let me release in my own notations--the story of #outsiders in some ways is about a belief in the art of the possible:

Be resolute in your goals,
but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

In the midst of crisis, boldly seize opportunity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

Onward to the weekend with all its' possibilities.... 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Working Away On This Thursday w/Thoughts: On Mrs. Reagan, #Iran & @realDonaldTrump

It has been a retrospective day here in #Outsiders although our Social Media Team has been assessing the World and released a few other things It has been quite a day in our World as the World has been witness to quite a revelation as first reported by Britain's SkyNews on how #Daesh/#ISIS has been recruiting.   It was interesting how a report came out (that our team released on our Twitter Feed) On how some of the documents may be dubious.  It is also interesting how I just reviewed a report on CNN on how The US is getting ready to blame Iran for a cyber attack on a New York Dam in 2013--as Iran just tested two new long-range ballistic missiles which has raised ire in Congress.

I have been thinking about the Trump Phenomenon over the ensuing days as well as the punditry class continues its' discussions in anticipation of March 15.     What was very disturbing was what Mr. Trump noted in a conversation about how Islam hated America and basically doubled down on his continued ban on Muslims.    

This is also a week, though, as America will  bid a final farewell to Mrs. Reagan.     I hope to be able to catch the live stream of someone who truly made a difference and wanted to share this that crossed my desk for all--as our team continues onward with its' ongoing research and engagement:

 “If either of us ever left [the] room, we both felt lonely.  People don’t always believe this, but it’s true.  Filling the loneliness, completing each other – that’s what it still meant to us to be husband and wife.”  - excerpt from Mrs. Reagan’s book, “My Turn”

Being first lady has taught me so much.  Over those eight years in Washington, amid the exaggerated ups and downs of life at the White House, I found out what was really important to me.  I learned how to serve.  I grew, and I learned how, despite intense scrutiny and criticism, just to go on being myself – to let Nancy be Nancy.  And for this, and for so many other things, I’ll always be grateful.” - excerpt from Mrs. Reagan’s book, “My Turn”

The Reagan Foundation has partnered with Fox News Channel to provide you with a live stream of Mrs. Reagan’s funeral on Friday, March 11, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (Pacific).  The livestream can be accessed at

For continuous updated information on the week’s events, please visit the Reagan Library’s web site at

Thank you,
The Reagan Foundation

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Working Away.......

The team has been "On the prowl" as we are also seeing the results from the latest states starting to come in.   Our team published a "notation" earlier today on it.

It was also another very interesting day for me as I was on the "Grid" on the Daily Prowl supporting #Outsiders.    I saw this from Robin Wright which was quite a story on #Iran:

Working away making the rounds as I saw this....there is still a very very long way to go despite the apparent incremental gains in #Iran.....Thank you Robin Wright for this...beautifully written as always....
Posted by Mike Pouraryan on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Mir Hossein Mousavi was the leader of the Green Movement that continues to be under detention along with his wife.    Khatami, the Former President, contineus to be banned (just like Mandela was) as Rouhani continues his incremental moves.     Khamenei continues to call the shots as he made a move to appoint a lower level cleric as the "Supremo" for the Foundation that looks after Imam Reza Shrine that also happens to be one of the biggest enterprises in Iran.      I made it a point of writing an tweet on Khameini's Twitter Account noting how desperate the situation ahs been in Mashad that gets 20 Million Visitors a year and how at least half of the people live below the poverty line.       Our team will have more on a future edition of "Notation" on it--I note this because I have been thinking about what now as the elections was just held and assessing the simple question:  What Now?