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Friday, March 30, 2018

Notations On Our World (Special Friday Edition): Broadcast Showcase (France24)

As We Go dark for Easter Week-End throughout our Properties, as part of our on-going research and engagement, we are hereby introducing a new periodic feature to showcase other World Media throughout our properties in addition to the regular feature we have of showcasing Al Jazeera & Sky News.   

For this week, we are pleased to present France 24 Live Broadcast:

Happy Easter to all...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Notations From the Grid (Special Mid-Week Edition): On #BeltandRoad & The Power of China

For further details, Please click on here courtesy of the team at Strategy & Business:

Monday, March 26, 2018

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Edition): On Writing

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Random Thoughts (W-End Edition): On Leadership & Failure....

As a New Week Dawns, Please Enjoy the following: 

It is also worth noting that even the Biggest Companies get it wrong:
  • Apple Newton:   the ipad of 1993...but it was a precursor to the end of the desktop
  • Sony Betamax:  Better than VHS, but it lost the 1980's battle for global video dominance....
  • Microsoft Zune:  ipod wannabe.....becoming a "cult item" as noted on Redbull....

Always interesting....

Friday, March 23, 2018

Notations On Our World (Special Editoin): #MarchForOurLives

On the eve of #MarchForOurLives slated for March 24, our Team hereby presents this courtesy of the team at DemocracyNow that will be featured on all our Properties throughout the Daily Outsider Virtual Network:
March For Our Lives

Watch Democracy Now!'s LIVE coverage of the March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, March 24, noon - 4 p.m. ET

Amy Goodman and the Democracy Now! team will broadcast live coverage of the March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C. This historic event was created and inspired and is led by students. We’ll feature voices of students and people of all ages who plan to converge on the capital and over 800 other cities around the world to demand action on gun control.

Watch LIVE Saturday starting at noon ET at

Or tune in live on:

FSTV (Dish Network 9415 & DirecTV 348)
LinkTV (Dish Network 9410 & DirecTV 375)
Manhattan Neighborhood Network (Spectrum 1993, FiOS 37)

Check your local Democracy Now! station for listings.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

As Spring 2018 & #Nowruz is In the Air......

It is a time for renewal and hope as we wanted to begin anew.  It is also a time whereby Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Baluchis and Afghans embrace this new day as a "Nowruz" (A New Day) which the United Nations Also Celebrates it on the Equinox:

This is a "Haft Seen" that signifies renewal, hope and bountifulness as we are pleased to wish all the very best as we leave this traditional Persian Music in celebration of this joyous time in all our properties: 

Onward to Spring....

Notations On Our World (Weekly Edition): On the State of the Federal Budget

The Federal Budget in 2017  Mandatory Spending in 2017

Monday, March 12, 2018

Random Thoughts As A New Week Looms.....

Please enjoy these "Random Thoughts" as we wish all the best of weeks:   

“The world is filled with people who,
no matter what you do,
will point blank not like you.
But it is also filled with those
who will love you fiercely.
They are your people.
You are not for everything and that’s OK.
Talk to the people who can hear you.
Don’t waste your precious time and gifts
trying to convince them of your value,
they won’t ever want what you’re selling.
Don’t convince them to walk alongside you.
You’ll be wasting both your time and theirs
and will likely inflict unnecessary wounds,
which will take precious time to heal.
You are not for them and they are not for you;
politely wave them on and continue along your way.
Sharing your path with someone is a sacred gift;
don’t cheapen it by rolling yours in the wrong direct.
Keep facing your true north.”
~ Rebecca Campbell

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Notations On Our World (Special W-End Edition): On The State of Artificial Intelligence Today

We hereby pleased to present these "Random Thoughts" On Artificial Intelligence which we hope all enjoy:



 "State of AI 2018." 


Jim Adler runs Toyota’s AI investment team. He believes “cars are social.”

He talked about that idea with Washington Post’s Elizabeth Dwoskin at A-ha! They also discussed the pitfalls facing the autonomous future, including whether a self-driving car should follow the speed limit.

Watch the whole conversation here. Read the CB Insights take here.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Notations On Our World (Weekly Edition): On The State of Education In the United States....

Please enjoy courtesy of  the team at Education Next: 
Posted: 26 Feb 2018 06:44 AM PST
The number of states with school choice programs and the number of students who are able to take advantage of these programs have roughly doubled since 2010, and we now have a U.S. Secretary of Education who supports school choice. What will happen on the school choice front in 2018?
In this episode, Paul E. Peterson talks with John Schilling of the American Federation for Children, which promotes school choice by promoting legislation and trying to help elect candidates who support choice.
You can find a print interview with John Schilling on the EdNext blog here.
Follow The Education Exchange on SoundcloudApple PodcastsStitcher or here on Education Next.
— Education Next

Posted: 26 Feb 2018 06:29 AM PST
A key to union success in many states is their ability to collect “agency fees” directly from teachers’ paychecks, whether or not the teachers belong to the union. Unions argue that such fees cover the costs of collective bargaining and therefore benefit all teachers, whether or not they are union members. Opponents of agency fees say they violate teachers’ free-speech rights by exacting money from them even if they don’t support a union presence.
What does the public think of agency fees? The 2017 EdNext poll found that 44% of respondents oppose the practice of requiring teachers to pay fees to unions they choose not to join, while just 37% support the practice. More surprising, perhaps, is the fact that teachers themselves are also more likely to oppose agency fees than to support them, by a narrow 47%–44% margin.
Agency fees are collected in 21 states, but today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus vs. AFSCMEa case that could end the practice.
— Education Next

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

!Notations On Our World (Special Weekly Edition): One of the Leading Voices of Dissent in #Iran Speaks Out:

The #IranProtests has subsided and our team is working on a major project that would be published in our Main Property Soon as part of our Projects for the properties for March here in the Daily Outsider.  In line with the mission of our Education Property, we present this retrospective from one of the leading voices of dissent inside Iran, Professor Sadegh Zibakalam of Tehran University.

Profesasor Zibakalam has been at the forefront of dissent speaking out against the policies of the Islamic Republic and sought to set the narrative with a number of very crucial books that has run counter to the Islamic Republic's Narrative--his latest book ont the founder of the Pahlavi Dynasty, Reza Shah I, was banned and he then took to Social Media to read its' preface (The clip is in Farsi)>

Professor Zibakalam was recently dismissed from Azad University by the head the University, Ali Akbar Velanyati (who also serves in 22 other capacities in addition to serving as the Personal Physician to the Ayatollah Khameini's Grand Children) due to what we view as such political activities.