A Daily "Thought"

9/18/2014

Being Witness to History: As #Scotland Votes...

Scotland has decided to stay inside the United Kingdom:


There will be post-referendum challenges that will be faced by the United Kingdom especially as the UK Independence Party will continue to make inroads and the potential clamour for an English Assembly will begin as the UK gets ready for National Elections next year.    Right now, it appears that Labor will win--and in large measure due to the strength it has in Scotland.  It will be interesting to see how the Scottish National Party will overcome this.

The key players in the No Campaign should be very proud of themselves --including the key Party Leaders and the leaders of the #BetterTogether Campaign--led by Alistair Darling & the former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.   If he had been as aggressive as he was during his fight with David Cameron, he may well have been Prime Minister today.     Alex Salmond has delivered his concession speech and is now talking to Prime Minister Cameron as he noted that he expects David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg to devolve further powers to Scotland.     This is as the major UK National Parties are beginning their conferences shortly.

Alistair Darling, the leader of the No Campaign, just also spoke realizing the work ahead.  But, there is somewhat of a relief now--but it is now the day after and a lot of work remains.

As the Week-End Dawns here in "Outsiders", leaving all with this:    


..As it is ever so  fun to be witness to history.....

Brief Notations On the World Today: On #Scotland & #Iran

[LINK=http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-29250391]Scotland has gone to the polls.[/LINK]     It is anxious times in the UK as Scots begin casting the ballots as to whether they desire to remain part of the United Kingdom or not.  The implications for Europe and the World are huge.     People, though, will have the final say.

Beyond Scotland, there is the Middle East--yet again.    Ann Curry of NBC News had a very revealing interview with President Rouhani of Iran as he began his second year as President:

  

He's due to be in New York within the month.  This is as he underscored the disdain Iran's view of the profound disdain for US Efforts to combat the cancer of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.   It was gratifying, though, to see that nuclear negotiations will be resuming as well.

Never a Dull Moment....

Also released to http://www.outsiderviews.com

9/16/2014

A Thought 4 the Week

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel  


& Remembering This
 

http://photos.jlhuie.com/strength-storms-waves.jpg 
Courtesy of Jonathan Lockwood Huie...
Onward!!
 

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