Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Notations On Our World (Mid-Week Edition): Out & About in Our World

As we went to press, the Impeachment Inquiry Public Phase had begun.   It is available by clicking here.   This is as former officials have begun what Trevor Noah noted as the "Book Tour" including a book deal by John Bolton with a reported $ 2 Million advance.   The Headline From Ukraine was telling as the impeachment hearing began: 

In the meantime, beyond the shores of the United States, protests in Chile and Lebanon continued- the Gaza conflict continued as Israel awaits a new Government and Bolivia continued to be in chaos in the aftermath of the resignation of Evo Morales--currently granted asylum in Mexico:     

A Challenging World indeed...

Monday, November 11, 2019

Notations On Our World (Special Veterans Day Edition): On This #VeteransDay2019

We here at the Daily Outsider Salute all who have served and all who have paid the ultimate price along with their families as we remember:

Veterans Day Archives - Printable 2017 2018 2019 2020 Calendar

Happy Veterans Day 2019 History, Quotes, Memes, Messages ...

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Notations From the Grid (Week-End Edition): On the Week That Was

It has been quite a week.   Protests continued in Iraq, Lebanon and Chile.   Elections began in the UK that would as consequential as ever with the future of the unity of the United Kingdom at Stake.   Iran continued its' withdrawal process from the 2015 Nuclear Agreement as a pivotal International Institute for Strategic Studies found its' position to be strengthened through the proxy wars it has waged.     Turkey, in the meantime, continues its' onslaught in Syria and the Turkish President noted yesterday that Turkey will not leave until others leave.  There was also the latest in a series of reports noting how our Mother Earth is facing a climate calamity like never before.   This is as the Impeachment Inquiry in the US House of Representatives continued with the release of transcripts and the on-going defense by the US House GOP--with the speculation over Michael Bloomberg and his impending Entry into the US Democratic Primary--earning an nickname from President Trump :  "Little Michael".      This is also as the historic decision is coming down in India by the Supreme Court of India in the Ayodhya Case.   The Entire Political and Faith Leadership in India has been in unison in calling for calm no matter what the decision is--and Security for Supreme Court Justices has been increased in anticipation of the Verdict.

  What we captured from our daily assessment was telling: 

It is also Remembrance Day and Veterans Day whereby those who served are remembered.  We salute all who have served and remember all who have paid the ultimate price as we will be going dark throughout Veterans Day and Remembrance Day.

Veterans Day - Honoring all who served. Hand lettering holiday poster with american flag in retro style. Hand-drawn typography design Stock Vector - 88068535

Remembrance Day with floral design poster. Stock Vector - 101009750

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Notations From the Grid (Special Thursday Edition): Out & About on the US Political Scene

It was election day this past Tuesday in America and there was some interesting developments with a harbinger of developments to be forthcoming as 2020 looms.    Wednesday, though, saw a celebration at the White House on the occasion of confirming over 158 Federal Judges over the course of the Trump Administration.    Meanwhile, on the impeachment front, Public Testimonies will be commencing as transcripts are being released.

We leave you with a snapshot of election results courtesy of the Team at CityLab: 

Today on CityLab
Nov 06, 2019

What We’re Following

Ballot box: It’s the day after America’s off-year election, and some of the results are in. Here’s a rundown of some of the key outcomes so far:
  • Pete Buttigieg’s hand-picked successor, James Mueller, won the election for mayor of South Bend, signaling a continuation of Buttigieg’s legacy. (Vox)
  • Danica Roem, who campaigned on traffic congestion improvements that haven’t yet come to fruition, won re-election in Virginia’s 13th district. (Daily Beast)
  • Meanwhile, Democrats flipped the Virginia state legislature for the first time in more than two decades. (PBS NewsHour)
  • Washington voters seem poised to restrict the price of “car tab” taxes, leaving cities scrambling for transportation funding. (Seattle Times)
  • Jersey City voted to restrict home-sharing, delivering a loss to Airbnb, which spent $4.2 million campaigning against the regulation. (Bloomberg)
  • Denver will likely get a separate department of transportation for the first time, in a move designed to emphasize the city’s increased investment. (Denverite)
  • New York City approved ranked-choice voting, the biggest U.S. city to adopt the reform. (Vox)
  • Kansas City voters decided to remove Martin Luther King Jr.’s name from a recently rechristened boulevard. (NBC News)
  • Democrats won control of Delaware County, a suburban county outside Philadelphia that Republicans have controlled since before the Civil War. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Monday, November 4, 2019

Notations On Our World (Weekly Edition): On the Week That Was....

As a new week dawns in our World, we hereby presents a snapshot of the week that was that in our view presents a hopeful view of the World as we also have to be aware of the challenges it respreents--and as we went to press, we took note of the Haaretz Commentary re: Benny Ganz as he works to create the next Israeli Government

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Notations From the Grid (W-End Edition): @TrevorNoah Reflects on Protests Around The World

We have been inspired by the protests around the World--The Great Trevor Noah presented a "snapshot" of the upheavals around the World as we wish all a great weekend.