Monday, November 16, 2015


We use technology to prevent crimes, solve them, and also to create them. Soldiers are hackers - the battlefields online as if we are living in a virtual reality simulation. Technology unites us and will also be part of our final destruction. But, alas, it is time to evolve. These games are killing us, as is programmed.

I watched lot of TV this weekend - some live coverage from overseas - some favorite shows that deal with terrorism. I tend to be drawn to this kind of programming for some reason - fast forwarding violent scenes while focusing on the plots and enjoying the characters. Homeland and Quantico are two such shows each adding an opening graphic referencing events in Paris. From Homeland: "In light of this week's tragic events in Paris, we remind viewers that Homeland contains content that some may find upsetting. We extend our deepest sympathies to all touched by the Paris attacks."

I also watched the reaction of many of the US presidential candidates to the events in Paris and was impressed by none. If we were to pick a strong leader to get us through this - I could not find one in the group. I can't remember when I was this drawn into American politics as I find myself in 2015. Perhaps there is something greater than the 2016 presidential election - something my soul is anticipating.

Here in the city today, we remain on heightened alert as workers and students return - many have been having been out of the city since Friday. In case you missed the memo - WWIII is here so be careful of both foreign and domestic terrorism including young adults who are radicalized by what they seen TV in terms to mass shootings.

Today ...

Assaults on Syria intensify

European Union talks about the flow of refugees has shifted sharply to security over compassion, after officials said one of the assailants in Friday's attacks entered Europe as a Syrian migrant. Europeƕs foreign ministers meet today in Brussels to discuss Syria and the migration crisis. The Obama administration is continuing with its plan to resettle up to 10,000 Syrian refugees across the U.S. next year.

Obama may hold a news conference today at the end of the Group of 20 summit meeting in Turkey before leaving for the four-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Manila. Senior White House officials have ruled out the introduction of substantial numbers of American ground troops in Iraq and Syria, where the Islamic State holds territory. This many feel is a big mistake.

Events in Europe affect many industries especially those involved with tourism.

Sports: Once again watched the NY Giants lose in final seconds.

The Oxford Dictionaries' International Word of the Year is unveiled today. Last year's word was Vape which refers to the act of smoking an electronic cigarette or cigarette itself.