Thursday, August 27, 2020

Notations On Our World (Special M-End Edition): #RandomThoughts On the Week That Was

As we went the press, the 2020 Republican National Convention was coming to a close.    We hereby present a sampling of the discourse we curated over the course of the past week as we look forward to the privilege to serve:

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Notations From the Grid (Mid-Week Edition) : #RandomThoughts On the US Political Scene

The 2nd Day of the Republican National Convention is now History--it featured the First Lady, Tiffany Trump, Eric Trump, Rand Paul along with Nick Sandman  who was embraced by the Conservative Pundits Over Twitter.   There is also an alternative convention going on which has featured conservative opposition to President Trump



In less than two days, we'll be kicking off the Convention on Founding Principles and we know what your #1 question is — how do we watch?

We have answers! There are a few ways to watch CFP:

 On our website

 On our YouTube channel

 On Facebook Live via the CFP page

Don't worry if you miss out on the livestream — we'll be posting each and every speech along with other highlights every evening for you to watch and share!

We're so excited for you to join us on Monday for this historic moment! 

Thank you!

—Team CFP2020

This is as the following guidance was noted over the course of the week at hand as the debate over the future gets under way:  

Monday, August 24, 2020

Notations On Our World (Weekly Edition): As the Republican National Convention Has Begun....


As we went to press, the Republican National Committee officially nominated the Trump-Pence Ticket.   This is as the Trump Campaign officially released its second term agenda :

 This is as a number of Republican Luminaries came out against Donald Trump in addition to the Former Officials who released an open letter last week

This is as a number of very interesting events occurred that might cause a number of challenges for the President courtesy the Team at the Washington Post Today: 

 By Amber Phillips

It’s the first day of Republicans’ national convention, and they have already officially nominated President Trump to be their party’s nominee for 2020. Other than that, Trump isn’t having the best few days. Let’s count down the most recent troubling events for him.

President Trump addresses the first day of the Republican National Convention after delegates voted to confirm his nomination Monday during the day, before the prime time events. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

President Trump addresses the first day of the Republican National Convention after delegates voted to confirm his nomination Monday during the day, before the prime time events. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

4. A notable number of top Republicans won’t appear at the four-night convention this week, like the only living former Republican president (George W. Bush), many Senate Republicans who will be on the ballot with Trump and some senators who might be considering a 2024 run. It suggests the party is seriously considering what life might be like without Trump if he loses in November. Some are calculating that Trumpism won’t be a major part of it.

3. One of his top advisers, who has been with him since his 2016 campaign, is leaving the White House. Kellyanne Conway cited a need to focus on her family, which certainly many American families with school-age children understand. But to leave just months before Trump is up for reelection again?

Kellyanne Conway. (ERIK S LESSER/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Kellyanne Conway. (ERIK S LESSER/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

2. Remember that Trump’s niece recently published a book about the president and how dysfunctional she thinks the Trump family is? Well, turns out she got some of her info about his childhood from conversations with the president’s sister, conversations she secretly recorded — and then shared it with The Washington Post. Trump’s sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, is a retired federal judge who doesn’t speak much about him publicly, yet she privately told her niece Mary Trump that you can’t trust the president and that “Donald is cruel.” Also that she really doesn’t like his tweets.


1. Trump’s business could be in legal trouble. The New York attorney general’s office confirmed Monday that it’s investigating whether the Trump Organization inflated the worth of some of its properties to get other loans. Prosecutors also want to interview one of the president’s sons, Eric. A prosecutor in New York City is trying to get Trump’s tax returns, potentially to look into the Trump Organization as well, and got a step closer last week. These both appear to be serious legal investigations with no indication they’ll be over or stop if the president loses his reelection bid.


Sunday, August 23, 2020

View of the Week (Week-End Edition): A Snapshot of our World

 Please enjoy a snapshot of our World courtesy the Team at the Visual Capitalist.  Please don't forget to #WearAMaskToSaveaLife.

The 20 Most and Least Profitable Companies, Per Employee

The U.S. companies on the Fortune 500 boast $1.2 trillion in combined profit—but which bring in the best and worst profit per employee?

Where Will the Next Billion Internet Users Come From?

When it comes to worldwide internet use, which regions are the most disconnected? And which regions have the most opportunity for growth?

AIoT: When Artificial Intelligence Meets the Internet of Things

AI is emerging as a driving technology behind the internet of things (IoT). Learn about the new AIoT, and how it will impact the future.

Every Presidential Candidate's Running Mate Since WWII

Picking the right VP makes all the difference to a President's success. We look at running mates of all Presidential hopefuls since 1940.

New Waves: The ESG Megatrend Meets Green Bonds

With ESG investing outperforming benchmarks, could green bonds be next in line? We unpack the megatrend taking hold of the financial world.

This Week's Flashback Favorites:

Visualizing the World's Busiest Ports

Every day, millions of tons of goods pass through ports to get to their end consumers. Here are the world's busiest ports, and how numbers have changed.

Originally from January 2019

Friday, August 21, 2020

Notations On Our World (Special Friday Edition): On #Election2020

 The Virtual Democratic Convention is now history.   The Atlantic's David Frum reflected upon what the Democrats achieved.

Julia-Luis Dreyfus hosted the final night with some very interesting broadsides at President Trump and Vice President Pence.   What we found especially interesting was a Virtual Round-table hosted by Senator Corey Booker with some of the candidates who ran:  Senator Bernie Sanders, Beto O Rouke, Amy Kloubacher, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttiteg.      Mike Bloomberg also had a prime slot as he laid out a case against Donald Trump.   His children Hunter Biden and Ashley Biden introduced him--and gave their late brother Beau Biden the closing word as Vice President Biden was introduced.     

We present a snapshot of the dialogue over Social Media along with images of the Virtual Democratic Convention :

The Trump Campaign was busy as it released this via its' App: