Friday, February 28, 2020

Notations From the Grid (Special Friday Edition): As the #CaliforniaPrimary & #SuperTuesday Looms

For all our fellow California Residents, please enjoy!!!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Edition): Out & About With #RandomThoughts On Our World

It has been quite a week in Our World--Our team complied a snapshot of the discourse over the past number of days which we hereby present as our on-going assessments continues regarding the US Presidential Campaign, Corona, the Situation in the Middle East and continued on-going Environmental Challenges:

Scholar and activist Dr. Cornel West says Bernie Sanders will take on corporate power and implement a just foreign policy, and that former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a “neoliberal gangster.”

The Philippines ended the Visiting Forces Agreement, which allows the US military to operate within the Philippines and grants access to the South China Sea. Is President Duterte doing the right thing for the wrong reasons?

In this Feb. 4 speech at a public event for Julian Assange at the Royal National Hotel in London, author, writer, filmmaker, and public intellectual Tariq Ali speaks about Julian Assange’s extradition case.

TRNN Replay from 2018: Actor and activist Danny Glover and TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway talk about how Martin Luther King Jr. worked to build a movement of inclusiveness against militarism, exploitation and racism

What do resistance to Obama’s presidential library project in Southside Chicago, Nike’s $5 million donation to it, and the giant shoe company’s relationship with Kaepernick’s activism have in common?

“Trump wants to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and Sanders wants to expand Social Security and guarantee Medicare for All. Trump wants to send your kids off to endless wars, Sanders wants to send them to college,” says author and activist Nikhil Goyal.

Rep. Ro Khanna says Bernie Sanders is building a multi-racial coalition that will win the nomination and beat Donald Trump.


Thursday, February 20, 2020

As We Go Dark For the Week-End: Some Inspiring Platform-Wide Thoughts

Cyrus Cylinder

Please enjoy the Following:

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When your world's
about to fall,
And your back's
against the wall,
When you're facing
wild retreat and utter rout;
When it seems that
naught can stop it,
All your pleas and plans
can't prop it
Get a grip on yourself and--
stick it out!
Any craven fool can quit,
But a man with pluck and grit
Will hold until the very final shout;
In the snarling teeth of sorrow
He will laugh and say;
"Tomorrow The luck will change--
I guess I'll stick it out."
The luck does change; you know it,
All the records prove and show it,
And the men who win are men who strangled doubt,
Who neither hesitate nor swerve,
Who have grit and guts and nerve,
And whose motto is;
play hard and stick it out.
And you think you can't last long,
Whenever things go wrong,
That you've got to quit
not wait the final bout;
Smile, smile at your beholders,
Clench your teeth
and square your shoulders,
and fight!
You win if you but STICK IT OUT!


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Edition): Out & About in Our World...

As Iran gears towards parliamentary elections, we understand from reports that out of the 280 Members, 240 members have already been chosen based on the efforts by the Guardian Council.   Haaretz reported on the true realities of Iran:

The response from the Streets of Tehran was noted below:  The True Parliament is in the Street:

As we also went to press with the special edition of Notations, we also caught this courtesy of the team at Haaretz as it noted that it appears that Blue-White continues its' surge as Elections draw near in Israel: 

It has also been forty days since the shooting  down of the  Ukraine International Plane  by Iran's Islamic  Revolutionary Guard Corp.  University Students held remembrance ceremonies in Tehran and Regime Functionaries tried to break them up.   We hereby remember them as we leave all with this grid of remembrance released by our Editor:

Then, there is Afghanistan.    The incumbent President, Ashraf Ghani, was declared the President after 5 months--but the challenger Abdullah Abdullah declared himself the Winner and announced a Parrallel Government:

Afghan election challenger Abdullah declares himself president, announces parallel government

Monday, February 17, 2020

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Edition): Out & About...

As a new week dawns, our team just a "bit of a different" way to "break the ice" on this President's Day.    We were out & about in our community as we captured the following images:

Please enjoy as we wish all who have President's Day off here in the United States a restful President's Day:

Saturday, February 15, 2020

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

It has been quite a week in Our World-Our Team captured a sense of the deliberative process throughout the Social Grid This Week that we hereby note below: 

Our team was also on the road in the Community this week as we captured scenes from our Community visiting the Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos and the Orange County Registrar of Voters as election season is upon us: 

 At The JFTB-Los Alamitos California State Guard Building 3 Museum 
At the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, California

Friday, February 14, 2020

Notations From the Grid (Special Edition): On Being Safe Online

 We here at the Daily Outsider take online safety very seriously.     Our banking partner, Wells Fargo Bank, shared this guidance which we hereby present as a special edition to all our Platforms so that all are aware and take the necessary precautions.   We implore all to be careful out there: