Friday, September 27, 2019

Notations On Our World (Special Quarter End Edition): On the Eve of Q4 Here in The Daily Outsider

On Social Progress (Courtesy Financial Times) 

On the Wealth Gap (Courtesy Vice Citing the US Census Bureau) 

As we went to press with this final quarter-end edition of Notations, we were analyzing an interview done by NBC News with an Ukrainian Prosecutor regarding the Bidens-and the central role Rudy Giuliani played in this whole affair supported by the Special Representative for Ukraine.     226 Members of the US House of Representatives are on the record supporting an impeachment inquiry--even Tulsi Galbard who was a holdout.    

Beyond the impeachment inquiry, we have also been assessing a major development as we chose the headlines courtesy Vice  & The Financial Times on the widening wealth gap.  It will be a focus of ours throughout the 4th Quarter here in our Properties.    This is as our team will also have a focus on Climate Change and the continued challenges in Brazil,  the challenges in India along with China as it celebrates 70 Years of Communist Rule on October 1.   There is also the continued drama of Brexit in the UK and the aftermath of the UK Supreme Court Decision--and the decision by the Scottish National Party Leader Nicola Sturgeon to back a Jeremy Corbyn Government.    

As we go dark thru the end of the Quarter, we hereby present the following snapshot courtesy of the team at the Real News Network as we look forward to the opportunity to serve--our Twitter Channel and Live Broadcast Pod will be available in the meantime for all:  

Ryan Cooper, National Correspondent for The Week, joins us to look at today’s testimony, the president’s petulance, and what all this means for the presidential campaign.

Aerial view of the Pentagon
The Nation’s Elie Mystal and By The People’s Alexandra Flores-Quilty look at the political struggle around impeachment as a battle for the soul and future of the nation.

Brazilian student protesters 
Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has proposed privatization and immediate slashing of the public education budget. Students worried about the future of education in Brazil are beginning to mobilize with a strike at one of the county’s main universities. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

Concern is growing in India’s northeastern state of Assam that people excluded from a new citizens’ registry could be sent to detention camps under construction across the state. The government says it created the registry to root out undocumented migrants, but almost 2 million people, many of whom have spent their entire lives in India,…

Cover of the September 24, 2019 IPCC report summary
The IPCC report concludes that unfettered climate change will cause glaciers to melt, destroy oceanic ecosystems, accelerate sea level rise, and wreak havoc on the earth. Despite all this, our guests say there still is hope.

Sahar Francis, leader of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights, talks about Israeli soldiers raiding her office at 2:00 a.m., causing extensive damage and seizing computers, valuable documents, and materials.

City Council rebuffed opposition to the measure by the Department of Public Works, who introduced 14 pages of amendments just prior to the hearing. 


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Notations From the Grid (@POTUS Special Edition): On #Impeachment Deliberations

US Senate Democratic Leader Earlier Today in the US Capitol 

The Bulwark Reports On The Realities of Ukraine 

It has been a breathtaking day as we went to press with this special late breaking edition of Notations. 

President Trump had a news conference today as he tried to change the narrative on the gathering storm over impeachment due to the conversations he had with the President of Ukraine.    President Trump's network of supporters in the US Congress and the Conservative Media pushed the talking points as President Trump also cited Vice President Pence, the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Commerce as well--as Rudy Giuliani, the President's Personal Lawyer made the rounds in terms of what he did including supposed conversations Mr. Giuliani had with Officials at the State Department:     

The House GOP Leader, Kevin McCarthy, went after Speaker Pelosi hard noting that she should resign--although this reporting from the Washington Examiner was also of note:


Democratic lawmakers who have seen the intelligence community whistleblower complaint said they were disturbed by its still-secret contents.
Released to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees in the mid-afternoon, Republicans and Democrats viewed the complaint, which touches on a phone call President Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July.

The Trump Campaign raised 5 Million dollars and the Democratic Act Blue Platform raised the similiar amount as the battle lines were drawn as this late breaking update from the New York Times noted with minimal investigation by The Justice Department:

The New York Times

September 25, 2019


Record-handling, witnesses, potential misconduct: Here's what we know about the whistle-blower complaint and the person who made it.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 8:27 PM EST

The intelligence officer who filed the complaint about President Trump’s interactions with the leader of Ukraine raised alarms not only about what the two men said in a phone call, but also about how the White House handled records of the conversation, according to two people briefed on the complaint.
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Notations On Our World (Special Mid-Week Edition); Quite a 24 Hrs re @realDonaldTrump; @BorisJohnson

In the United States, the US Speaker of the House Representatives, has authorized an impeachment inquiry.    She formalized the nature of the investigations in a nationwide statement that made World Headlines.    President Trump began with the simple tag, "Presidential Harassment" as his  Supporters in the US House, his campaign and his network of Supporters began an immediate public relations strike-back through Twitter and other Social Media avenues.

Beyond the Shores of the United States, The UK Prime Minister was dealt a heavy blow by the UK Supreme Court epitomized by this headline from one of our featured partners, the Financial Times of London:

The UK Parliament will be back in session later on today as underscored by the UK Speaker of Parliament:

Interesting times....

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Notations On Our World (Special Tuesday Edition): #RandomThoughts on #ClimateChange

We have been assessing the UN Climate Summit.    This 9-minute clip produced by the Finacial Times of London (where we have the privilege to share headlines daily on our Twitter Corner) with collaboration from the Royal Court depicts a future that can be possible if no action is taken.   President Trump paid a surprise visit to the Summit during the day.  The Economist' @KalToons reflected upon it:

Greta Thurberg, the Swedish Activist, spoke.    She was attacked by some of the conservative pundits here in the United States.    We chose excerpts of her comments as reported by the Guardian which we hereby present for review that we captured:

We join in noting this old saying from the Civil Rights Movement:  #WeShallOvercome.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Notations On Our World (Week-End Edition): On Our World....

We hereby present the following on all that happened courtesy of the team at Counterpoint on this weekend edition of "Notations" here in our Perspectives Property:

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Notations On Our World: On the #BlueGirl; #Israel, #Iran & Other Thoughts

“We’re living in a story-based world. We’re hard-wired to process things through the lens of stories which are linear narratives.” — Neal Stephenson

 Our team decided to feature this courtesy of the Team at Mission because we view our Mission as to tell a story and to do what we can to make a difference.

To this end, we have been assessing the state of affairs in Israel as another election took place and as we went to press, the current Prime Minister of Israel enticed the former Chief of Staff, Benny Gantz, to form a Unity Government.   We have also been assessing the aftermath of the attack on Saudi Arabia's Oil Facilities.  President Trump noted that the United States can defend Saudi Arabia--but Saudi Arabia has to reimburse the United States.

In the meantime, it is the dawn of the annual UN General Assembly as we saw reports on how Iran has become a bit more challenging to tame while the United States has increased the pressure as visas for President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif was yet to be issued: 

We also have been paying tribute to the case of the Blue Girl in Iran.  She was a young 17-year old fan of Soccer (Football) and she set herself ablaze--tributes were on-going and our team had the pleasure to join in honoring her--this is as Iran's State Broadcaster brought the Father on who claimed her child was mentally ill:

Our team will continue its' ongoing assessment as we look forward to the engagements over the ensuing weeks.


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Notations On Our World (Special Thursday Edition): Out & About In Our World

Our team captured images of Patriots Day in the aftermath of the attack on the Pentagon, as President Trump noted how #WeWillNeverForget" and as Iranians came out in strong support of the United States in the aftermath of that horrible day.

We also have been assessing the status of the Israeli Election as Election Day Nears--especially as we saw reports of spying by Israel which was denied by the Israeli Government and by the current Israeli Prime Minister.    We have also been assessing the on-going situation in Iran in the aftermath of the death of the #BlueGirl that we had the pleasure to honor for the sacrifice she made for Freedom and Democracy in Iran:

As we also went to press, we have also been assessing the on-going situation in Russia in the aftermath of the local elections in Russia as Russia's ruling party suffered major defeats.    Russian security forces carried out raids across Russia seizing assets from the offices of the key opposition leader Alexi Navalany.

Our team will be assessing it all..... 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Notations On Our World (Special Edition): On the Eve of #911

On this eve of the 18th Anniversary of 9/11, we present this courtesy of 9/11Day.Org along with our local non profit, OneOC on opportunities to make a difference.  This will be featured on all our properties on 9/11/2019 as we go dark thru Thursday to remember. 

We salute all who fell on that day and all who took the fight to those who caused such havoc and all who are fighting today:

Get together with your family and friends to volunteer with our local nonprofit partners through county-wide service projects and toolkits that support our troops, veterans and disaster preparedness, benefiting all of our American heroes.

Service projects take place THIS WEEK Wednesday, Sept. 11 thru Sunday, Sept. 15th.
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Join YANA on 9/14 to make no-sew fleece blankets for cancer patients to keep them warm during treatment.
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Monday, September 9, 2019

Notations On Our World (Weekly Edition): On #Afghanistan, @realDonaldTrump, #Iran & Other Thoughts

We begin this edition of Notations on a somber note:  The US Secretary of State paying his respects to a fallen soldier who died as a result of the Taliban attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.    US  President Donald Trump noted that he abruptly cancelled a meeting with Taliban Leaders and the President of Afghanistan to try and achieve peace as a result.   The Taliban condemned the move and warned of even higher US Casualties.   President Trump's Twitter feed on this on Sunday was in our view quite a read:

What was also known as #Sharpiegate also was the talk of the Social Media Circuit which entailed the President noting that Alabama was due to be hit and noted a sharpie--and then Administration Officials came out to basically take the fall for President Trump--and President Trump continued his attacks on the Media.   What was also of note was how NOAA staff was warned early in the month not to go against the President.  A sampling of the discourse over Social Media was telling--even Fox News: 

There is the issue of the Border Wall--The President released a Clip to his Twitter feed underscoring that the wall is being built although the Pentagon has cancelled contracts including a Middle School at Ft Campbell, Kentucky and a State of the Art Science Building at the US Military Academy.    There is also the controversy over the routing of US Air Force Flights to help prop up Trump Properties--although someone said the contract was signed in 2016.   This Tweet on the State of Wall Funding was telling:

Across the Pond in the UK, there is the continued drama over Brexit that our team noted in its' weekly notation last week.   The latest bombshell was the dramatic resignation by Amber Rudd both from the Government and the Conservatives that has effectively made the current Government int he UK a minority Government as one of the senior ministers, Sajid Javid, countered what Amber Rudd noted and as Boris Johnson is trying to prop up a Government that is on the brink of collapse: 


We could not help but choose those courtesy of the Economist' @Kaltoons that captured how the British Lion Feels right now:

We also have been following reports from Iran on harsh sentences handed down to Civic Activists.    Our team is assessing it--in our Education Property, we have released a special edition courtesy of Iran Human Rights as we will be assessing the state of affairs this week.    As our team is assessing on-going developments, there is Israel--it has elections in nine days and the headlines from Haaretz was telling:

Profound Challenging Times.....