Monday, June 20, 2016

Working Away w/Thoughts on @realDonaldTrump; #JoCox, #MoreInCommon & #Hope

What an interesting week so far..and it is only Monday!!

The headlines (that the team @ #outsiders also released on Twitter and on the Main Site) had to do with the continued disarray of the Trump Campaign after a weekend that Mr  Trump called for racial profiling citing Israel as an Example.   The 's Chemi Shalev laid it into him by quoting his late Father, "....Don't Do us Any Favours".

As the media onslaught on the Trump campaign has begun in earnest, one of the few outlets that seemed to be on the forefront was the Daily Show and this clip was telling about the contrast between the GOP and our friends north of the Border:

I reviewed reporting from the Washington Post that the Clinton Campaign and its' allies have reserved $ 117 Million (that's Million)--while Trump has Zero--it was funny how the Washington Post's Daily Trail had to emphasise twice that it was "Zero".

As I was working away supporting the work of #outsiders, I was moved beyond words (and shared it on my Personal Facebook Wall) by the tributes to the fallen British Member of Parliament Jo Cox.   It will be quite a week in Britain as Britain decides on Thursday whether to stay or leave the European Union.    This is as The US Senate voted down attempts at trying to close loopholes regarding Guns citing Due Process and 2nd Amendment Issues.   I was not too surprised frankly despite the valiant efforts by Senator Chris Murphy that Senator McConnel and Senator Cruz labelled as Political Stunts.        

As  I work away on my academic and educational commitments for the week,  I was listening to Herb Alpert on +Spotify  and "After the Rain" is one of the selections that gave me a sense of pause that things are going to be OK which I hope all enjoy by clicking on it here.     I also got permission from the team to dig up one of the +Jonathan Huie compilations appropriate to a sense of hope and optimism essential--and how it is up to us as +Jonathan Huie said to "change the way we see things" : 

We don't live in the world of reality,
we live in the world of how we perceive reality.
- Bryan Singer 

There is nothing true anywhere,
The true is nowhere to be seen;
If you say you see the true,
This seeing is not the true one.
- Abraham Lincoln paraphrasing Lao Tzu's Tao te Ching

Even those things which seem out of reach of our choice
are governed by how we choose to perceive them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher 

Seeing the light is a choice, not seeing the light is no choice.
- Douglas Horton 

Those who are highly evolved,
maintain an undiscriminating perception.
Seeing everything, labeling nothing,
they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness.
Thus they are supported by it.
- Lao Tzu

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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