A "Thought 4 the Week" :-)


View of the Week: Earth Day Special: "Fierce Green Fire" Documentary Explores Environmental Movement’s Global Rise | Democracy Now!

Yesterday was Earth Day.     This is as Good a "clip" about the reality of how precarious the state of Mother Earth is.   I wondered as I was on the "Social Grid" is whether we have the courage to figure out whether we can transform our way of living for future generations:

Earth Day Special: "Fierce Green Fire" Documentary Explores Environmental Movement’s Global Rise | Democracy Now!

As someone noted, it is a "hell of a way" to run a planet:


On the Eve of Earth Day, a View of the Week (II) : To Cherish :-)

Earth Day is on April 22.  It is a chance for us to cherish this treasure that is Mother Earth.  The challenges before Mother Earth have been discussed and deliberated--but today is a day to celebrate it and to as John Maxwell reminds us, to Cherish It:



View of the Week: On Our World

I can't agree ever more about what John Maxwell noted in his comments on Easter and what it represents: Such sentiment, though, is not easy to sustain at times as our World is ever so challenging. China recently reported that fully one fifth of China's Soil is polluted with industrial Waste. The IPCC reported on the calamity that is before us if we do not show the courage to change our ways. This is as Iraq's Daily killing fields continue and Syria continues to burn. Although rays of hope continues to exist with the negotiations with Iran on the Nuclear Program, it was undermined by the foolish action of the Iranian Government to name Hamid Aboutalebi as UN Ambassador despite his questionable past during the Hostage Crisis--in addition to his very troubling background in the Security Services and his apparent link to some of the on-going assassinations over the past 34 years. Some of Iran's Neo-Cons have been vibrant supporting Aboutalebi as the US Congress passed a law prohibiting a visa being issued to him. As I write this, one of the witnesses to one of the Terror Operations by the Islamic Republic--Mykonos-- reflects what happened in Berlin over 20 years ago that targeted leaders of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran and reflecting upon the terror network that the Islamic Republic had throughout Europe during the 1980's. As Iran continues its' current transformation, one fundamental challenges of Iran remains is its' profound economic difficulties despite over 600 Billion Dollars having been made on Oil. As for Egypt, though, it is clear that Sisi will be President. However, what I noted earlier in a "tweet" reflects the reality of Egypt: There was also an election in Algeria. The current President was re-elected--even though he has been absent since his stroke and voted while on a wheel chair. Although I reviewed reports about some reasonable sense of freedom in Algeria as epitomized by the likes of Kamel Doud with his vibrant columns, Algeria has profound challenges to deal with as the Oil Windfall continues to dissipate with no vision for the day after. Beyond the Middle East and North Africa, there is India: The major states have voted already and final results are going to be announced on May 16. What is quite comical is the battle of the Gandhis since Rahul Gandhi is heading the Congress ticket and his cousin is a major force in the opposition BJP. The reality of India, though, was underscored by Arundhati Roy and reflected earlier in a column here. [/LINK] Voting has continued and all indications reflects a massive loss by the Congress Party. Modi, though, has a lot to answer for: Despite all the challenges at hand, the need to be ever so hopeful and have a sense of faith is ever so critical as ever. This is why the thoughts below are ever so important on this Easter Sunday: The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake. - Basil C. Hume This is what the Lord asks of you: only this, to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God. - Micah 6:8 Guide our feet into the way of peace. - Luke 1:79 One who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever. - Mohandas Gandhi Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. - Voltaire Also released by http://www.outsiderviews.com--all rights reserved


Happy Easter Week-End!! :-)


On the Eve of Good Friday & Easter Week-End: Brief Thoughts


A Mid-Week "View of the Week": The Need to be every so hopeful :-)

The Daily Rounds within the "Social Grid" gives us a sense of hope that otherwise cannot ever be achieved unless underscores a need to "Think Beyond the Now".   We Ordinary faces need to constantly remind ourselves of it--easier said than done..but there is no other choice: 

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this will help http://bit.ly/18qJ8WZ  Photo: "Getting knocked down on life is a given, getting up and moving forward is a choice."- Zig Ziglar

Onward :-)

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