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As Donald Trump begins his 7th Month in Office, this interesting and provocative take on the future is interesting read:

One of the interesting things about the great realignment elections—1860, 1932, 1980—is that the presidents who win them (Lincoln, FDR, Reagan) never run simply against the losing candidate. Nor do they run simply against the party of that candidate. They run against a decades-long regime, which is never simply a party or political regime, but…

via We have the opportunity for a realignment. We don’t have a party to do it. Yet. — Corey Robin

Some “Food 4 thought”
Source: Do you let excuses hold you back?

An example for us all!!

Source: Liu Xiaobo – Statement: I Have No Enemies: My Final Statement

One of the most perceptive analysts of the Middle  East is Ellie Faras.    His view on the current predicament on Lebanon is quite a read especially as the Middle East continues the challenge before it dealing with the aftermath of Daesh Defeats in Iraq and Syria.  Although Daesh (known as ISIS/ISIL in the west)  is defeated in Mosul, the fight is not over yet by any means:

Tensions in Lebanon are at an all-time high as political rhetoric against the refugees seems to have found its way to a union the like of which we haven’t seen before, bolstered by public support that’s near-unanimous, fueled by pro-Army rhetoric that’s become so intense it’s bordering on worrying. The Lebanese Army has been engaged […]

via Lebanon’s Government Is Using Syrian Refugees and Fear To Kill Democracy and Pass Its Agenda — A Separate State of Mind | A Blog by Elie Fares

One of the most reasoned and rational analysis I saw as we continue to be witness to dysfunction at the highest level of Government right now…..

 

Eric Trump once dismissed objections to his father’s use of nepotism by saying that “nepotism is kind of a fact of life.” That is true. It is also a part of presidential history, but it is not a good part. I have long been a critic of nepotism in government. What is interesting is how […]

via Familial Ties and Political Triage: The Russian Meeting Highlights The True Cost Of Nepotism — JONATHAN TURLEY

Caveat Emptor…..

While on the Prowl on commitments for the Daily Outsider, I wanted to share this w/all courtesy of US-CERT as the IRS launches a new campaign to target phishing:

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/07/06/IRS-Launches-Dont-Take-Bait-Series

Thought For the Week

“Find your true weakness and surrender to it.
Therein lies the path to genius.
Most people spend their lives using their strengths
to overcome or cover up their weaknesses.
Those few who use their strengths
to incorporate their weaknesses,
who don’t divide themselves,
those people are very rare.
In any generation there are a few
and they lead their generation.”

~ Moshe Feldenkrais

It is the eve of July 4 as we in America celebrate Independence.    But, profound challenges loom.   As the new Quarter is at hand,  this snapshot from Futurism was a mixture of great news (Curing Diabetes) while reminding us of looming profound challenges especially in  light of Global Warming.    Who I work for–The Daily Outsider–considers Futurism a must read and we feature their on-going engagements as part of our Visions channel on an on-going basis.

Happy 4th to All!!!

Today’s Top Stories

A Team Cured Diabetes in Mice Without Side Effects
Health & Medicine
Scientists Think Our Moon Used to Be Home to a Molten Metal Ocean and Supersonic Winds
Hard Science
Stephen Hawking: We Are Close to the Tipping Point Where Global Warming Becomes Irreversible
Earth & Energy
India is Digitalizing Everything From Cash to Citizen Identification
Future Society
 
 
Augmented Reality Is Revolutionizing Farming
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It is the eve of a New Quarter.     I thought the Community might enjoy these as I wish all a great week and for all friends in Canada, Happy Canada Day and for all in the United States, a safe and Happy 4th of July!!

Onward to the new Quarter w/all its’ possibilities!!

YOU make a difference to the world.
Act on your dreams today.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
– Amelia Earhart

I wanted to release this as it was crucial for all to be aware to avoid the scams:

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/06/26/IRS-Warns-Summertime-Scams