Friday, May 10, 2019

Out & About With Brief #RandomThoughts

I decided to open my #RandomThought w/this depiction of the reality in Iran today on how joy and happiness has been trampled upon by the regime in Iran.   It has  also  been quite a week and quite a month already in our World.     The Team at the Daily Outsider decided to celebrate the weekend by releasing a "Virtual Musical Interlude" Throughout the Properties--In that spirit, I decided to release this on one of my favorite films from India-Fidda:

It is the story of a strong, self-confident girl whom in the end finds the love of her life.    It has also been a week that has been, frankly, challenging.    The worrisome developments out of Iran continues to be absolutely distressing    as the currency collapses, the potential threat of War looms which has led to the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln along with rumors of Iranian moves against the United States--including a late breaking development of deploying B-52's to the region.     Over 6 Million People have left Iran--the equivalent of the population of Denmark as there are rumors of a change in leadership from Khameini to his son.      Our team at the Daily Outsider will continue to assess this over the ensuing days and week--but this lifted my spirits:    

I have featured this particular clip on my Twitter Feed and so glad I could contribute to them being "upset"--I will do whatever I can in that regard as I note #WeWillReClaimIran.

One of the highlights of the past number of months was when I joined the Point in Time Survey and It was so great to be witness to it--It was so nice of the team at City Net to have sent this as I reviewed this and it is a pleasure to share:


Orange County Network,

We are extremely thankful to have partnered with the County of Orange to fulfill the HUD Point In Time Count requirement via theEveryone Counts OC initiative.

On April 24, 2019, the County of Orange released the results of the 2019 Point In Time count. More than 1,000 volunteers across Orange County counted 6,860 individuals experiencing homelessness. Of those, 2,899 were sheltered while 3,961 were unsheltered. Your efforts helped collect valuable information that the County of Orange will use to ensure resources are distributed to best serve those experiencing homelessness.

We deeply appreciate the opportunity to have played a role in the project and are thankful for all our volunteers and community partners that made this Point in Time count so successful.

Check out the 2019 Point In Time recap video below and the County of Orange’s press release and 2019 Point In Time Summary by clicking here.

With thanks,

City Net
The Orange County Team

This video was filmed at one of 6 deployment centers, the Orange County Community Resources deployment center, and does not visually include all volunteers, service-providing partners and government agencies that were involved. We appreciate everyone's contributions to make the events possible. 

I also decided to finally bit the bullet and write the White House primarily focused on drug pricing--I wonder if I would get a response as I note this acknowledgment:   
May 7, 2019
Thank you for contacting the White House. We are carefully reviewing your message.

President Donald J. Trump believes the strength of our country lies in the spirit of the American people and their willingness to stay informed and get involved. President Trump appreciates you taking the time to reach out.

The Office of Presidential Correspondence

I captured this courtesy of the great Vala Afshar as I close out these #RandomThoughts for the Week: 


No comments: