As I have been working away, I decided to Headline this edition of "Random Thoughts" with three things : 1) A sense of the true realities in Iran ((that I picked up and released as a contribution to Donate a Photo); 2) How we should value Mother Earth (Courtesy the Environmental Expert & Campaigner Kaveh Madani & 3) The cost of defending rising sea levels in US States over the next thirty years (Courtesy The Guardian). I am also very excited to take on the project of transforming the Daily Outsider to the next level as the Daily Outsider has been chosen as part of the Google News Initiative--Exciting times!!
I have also done what I can to be supportive of the campaign by Richard Radcliffe to be supportive of her Spouse that continues to be held hostage by Iran. I made a point of citing the Prophet Mohammad as I tagged Javad Zarif and Hassan Rouhani--we have to do what is right although I realize they have no power and the only real power resides with Ayatollah Khamieni . I have also been reading the letter by the 14 Activists and hope to have a transcription of the conversations the authors had with Iran-E-Farda soon for the Daily Outsider
This morning, though, has seen some disturbing news as a US Drone was shot down by Iran. I was working away as I saw the coverage and placed a call to Congressman Rouda (My Congressman) to ask that we avoid war if at all possible--it will be a god-send for the regime--and I underscored that this has nothing to do with the fascist subhuman in charge in Iran right now. As I was working away, I also caught this from two of the great Iranian Performers which is a dream for us all--a time where there is NO war ever and a dream for freedom with lyrics by the great Yaghma Golorouee whom I first got know back in 2015 when he was arrested and Mehdi Fallahti of Voice of America remembered him:
I will do what I can to help realize this dream through the commitments to the Daily Outsider and on-going engagement efforts.