Sunday, September 20, 2020

Notations From the Grid (Special Edition): On this Passing on #RBG


Justice Ruth Baden Ginsburg passed away.   Our team hereby presents the following as a tribute to her memory as our team will continue to assess the transformation of the US Supreme Court:

We also present a discourse of the debate that ensued in the aftermath of the passing of Justice Ginsburg:

Friday, September 18, 2020

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

As our team continues its' on-going assessment of the US Election Scene, we hereby present the following courtesy Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah on the week that was:

This is as this occurred this week:

In its last meeting before the November elections, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday did as expected and announced that it will maintain a target interest rate at or near zero percent until the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, which could take years to accomplish.

Read the full story here.

As we continue our assessment of a POST-COVID World, we present this snapshot of the expected recovery courtesy the team at the Visual Capitalist: 

Counting votes cast in Maine's marquee Senate race will be complicated this fall by a likely surge in mail-in ballots and its voting system.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins needs majority support, not just a plurality of the votes, if she wants to win her fifth term after first being elected to Congress in 1996. That's because, for the first time, Maine's Senate race could be decided by ranked-choice voting.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Notations From the Grid (Special Thursday Edition ): On #Iran


As we noted historic developments earlier with the signing of the Abraham Accords, there has been a lot going on in Iran.

Iran executed a championship wrestler, Navid Afkari, in spite of pleadings for mercy from throughout the World.   This is as the leading Iranian Civil Rights Lawyer, Nasrin Soutodeh, continues her hunger strike and another one of the leading activists, Mohammad Nourizad, is in poor health based on the report we received from his wife.    Our team is continuing to assess it all as we leave all with a sense of the true realities in Iran right now:

Reza Pahlavi, the Son of the Late Shah of Iran, released an editorial for the Wall Street Journal regarding Navid Afkari:


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Notations On Our World (Special Mid-Week Edition): On #AbrahamAccords

It was a historic day yesterday at the White House:

One perspective from the region was also noted below along with the analysis by the Haaretz' Noa Landau available here: 


Monday, September 14, 2020

Notations On Our World (Weekly Edition): On US #Election2020 Scene On The Week That Was


It has been a very challenging week for our home state of California.   As the challenges abound, We present a snapshot of images and the discourse of the US Election Scene in the United States: 


Monday, September 7, 2020

Notations On Our World (Weekly Edition): On the Week that Was & A "Virtual Surprise" to Enjoy

 It is officially Labor Day here in the United States.

Please enjoy a curated selection of some of the discourse over the weekend as we also hereby present a virtual surprise--as we look forward to the privilege to serve--let's continue to make sure we all come together to #WearAMaskSaveALife, Practice Social Distancing so that we can beat this dreaded COVID-19:



Friday, September 4, 2020

Notations From the Grid (Special Friday Edition): Out & About in the United States This Week

 The US Election Campaign has begun in earnest.    This is as the Pandemic in the United States and throughout the World continues to rage on.     For this End of week edition of Notations, our team selected the following to reflect efforts at the State and Local Effort on Election Integrity--This is as we also released a recent string of commentary from Andy Slavitt on COVID-19.

We look forward to the opportunity to be of continued service:

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Dear California Voter,

All California voters will be sent a vote-by-mail ballot with a prepaid postage return envelope for the November 3, 2020 General Election.

All voters can now get critical updates on their ballots through California’s official “Where’s My Ballot?” tracking tool. Signing up takes less than three minutes!

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You can also copy this URL into your browser:

**If you have already signed up for "Where's My Ballot?" you do not need to take further action.**

What you’ll be able to track

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You can select to receive notifications on the status of your vote-by-mail ballot by text (SMS), email, or voice call, including alerts if there are any issues with your ballot and instructions for how to correct them to make sure your vote is counted.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to track your ballot every step of the way!



Alex Padilla