Washington is confused by Trump’s act. What became of America First? – the guardian

https://apple.news/AGhXzIHfXR1OR8VS3TZXGIw

Foreign policy as defined is an agreement between 2 nations thus looking after the interest of each one to working policies.

Barely 100 days towards the new administration came the test towards this and diplomacy. Hence the new commander in chief is now slowly recognizing that one’s belief does not necessarily factor the needed actions in performing the job as President.

Where does The “America First” slogan fit in dealing with diplomacy and foreign policy? As of now it may be perceived as we’re still a world power, yet as any past commander in chief would probably know, it’s a worldly cause of action making sure the world is a safe place to live. Thus actions involves policies and careful assessment that would affect the entire region, continent or even the world. It is one of those cases any futile aggression or incorrect move may cause a global effect socially, political and economics.

The next actions and moves will now start writing the chapter in history of this president and administration.

Historical Presidential Realities

  • Through the years we’ve seen presidents over in different parts of the world rise to power.
  • From the campaigns to inaugurations hence the platforms, promises and goals of governance. Then comes the first 100 days and a year since taking office. History will validate these first year and term as more structured towards what was promised when running as well as repealing their predecessors signature executive orders. It’s a way of gratification to ever achieved from the predecessor showcasing that now they are in command. 

Any presidential candidate always had good visions to make a case of better life of the citizens when they get elected. The only part not a reality is that inherent personality of a person that will play part in their leadership and governance. Hence when these presidents takes the office slowly or even sometimes drastically the personality comes into play.

Hence as they go forward being presidents we all can visualize the type of rule a president will be. Some will say they were right ever since and some will regret the biggest mistake they did electing a president. 

In politics. what’s also true is the role of the media and citizenry. Whatever outcome a new president takes both of these two will play a role in giving the world the stories as well as even give effect towards mobilization of views and inputs as in social media today.

What happens after the first year is also historical as then you would see a more subtle president waking up to the real realities of the world. Hence they start to accept what really goes on and be more relax and conducive that after all they cannot change the whole world.

Yet these are also as mentioned historical as we really never know based on the so called personality a person brings. What’s even worse is dictators and corrupt leaders in the past went opposite in history where they became more harsh over the years in power.

So in closing the message is vigilance and being united to the cause of democracy and remaining the land of the free.

Alex Esguerra
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Everything is too fast from Series B to Immigration B”Ban”

The news is filled with Tech companies statements on the recent Immigration Ban who uses the H-1 B visa program a lot. As this is going on not sure if you have notice the other “B”‘s. Such case is AirBNB who started in 2008 right after the inauguration of the 44th US President Barack Obama whom raised a $112 million Series “B” funding in 2011 side by side with San Francisco based “Uber” at $30 million.

As crunch base announce the growth in 2016 for Series B funds, VR ecosystems and Vehicles predominantly autonomous were led by NextVR and Quanergy System.

Hence so much investments analysis and trending are here these days factored by not just founder ideals, investors but policy executive orders such as the recent immigration ban. Why? Simply as the factors stated above on tech companies hiring a big chunk of their workforce from overseas like “engineers”.

The question lies how these Series B funding growth will take path in 2017. As any investor or venture capitalist looking at especially start-ups, they look at day to day operations and how profits will be affected if such company will be limited in creating the perfect product or service.

As we wait for the next series of not “B” but executive orders, one can just cross their finger and sigh on “what’s next”.

Alex Esguerra

 

My Life, My Love, My Legacy – Loretta Scott King

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My Life, My Love, My Legacy Hardcover by Loretta Scott King and Barbara Reynolds Hardcover hits the stores on January 17, 2017.

ISBN:9781627795982   Publisher:Henry Holt & Co

On Monday, January 16 we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King’s fight for racial equality, justice and freedom for all. This book will be released the next day as we go back from the Martin Luther King M<Monday holiday.

The life story of Coretta Scott King—wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular twentieth-century American civil rights activist—as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to one of her closest friends

As a widow and single mother of four, while butting heads with the all-male African American leadership of the times, she championed gay rights and AIDS awareness, founded the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, lobbied for fifteen years to help pass a bill establishing the US national holiday in honor of her slain husband, and was a powerful international presence, serving as a UN ambassador and playing a key role in Nelson Mandela’s election.

Coretta’s is a love story, a family saga, and the memoir of an independent-minded black woman in twentieth-century America, a brave leader who stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent, and hopeful in the face of terrorism and violent hatred every single day of her life.

Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising black parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. One of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, a committed pacifist, and a civil rights activist, she was an avowed feminist—a graduate student determined to pursue her own career—when she met Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister insistent that his wife stay home with the children. But in love and devoted to shared Christian beliefs and racial justice goals, she married King, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, a marcher, a negotiator, and a crucial fundraiser in support of world-changing achievements.

The book comes out just in time for the January 20, 2017 Presidential inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. It will be the historical farewell of the first African American President Barack Obama as he officially starts being Citizen Obama. The racial divide in America has still a long way to go yet Obama had set the progressive leadership initiatives following Martin Luther King. Obama while in office showcase racial equality in spite of the detractors he face notwithstanding the question of American citizenship.

Being a minority in the United States has it’s challenges yet the opportunities therein exemplifies that minorities are the best hard working employees and citizens as an asset to the land of the free. As we remember, Dr. King’s fight for racial justice and equality, let us focus as a nation what we have learned for the past 2 elections of 2008 and 2016. There’s so much work still needed in America that entails income equality as well as fighting for the individual rights of people living with disabling illness and pre-existing conditions towards Affordable Health Care. The AID’s initiatives for example way back during Coretta Scott King’s lifetime to this day still has a lot of open opportunities. During Obama’s presidency the National Aids Awareness Initiatives and Council were formed and assembled in Pennsylvania Avenue in response to the growing battle of the AIDS/HIV stigma.

Although today.HIV and AIDS are no longer as life threatening as in the 1980’s when it started, access to preventive, sustaining cure and research are still some of the biggest challenges faced in the health care industry. As we continue on the Washington politicking on the Affordable Care Act, a lot of patients needing access to medical care awaits their plight.

Coretta Scott King was an American civil rights activist, international human rights champion, author, the wife of Martin Luther King Jr., and the mother of four. Born in 1927 in Heiberger, Alabama, she died in 2006 in Rosarito Beach, Mexico.

Alex Esguerra

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The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick, A Review

bridgePulitzer Prize Winning Author, David Remnick writes on the experiences on the first African-American President in 2011, a First Vintage Book Edition by Random House.

This book talks about Obama’s background, his Kenyan roots, the makings of a politico, the presidential campaign, his work as Senator from illinois including his votes during the Bush presidency. It ends in 2009 and beyond after getting elected as President. As we know one of the first things Obama had to work in his transition which eventually pave the way of history writing about one of his best accomplishments was the depth of the economic crisis and recession in modern time. He narrates David Axelrod telling him that “Things was plummeting” and “The skies were darkening” meaning it was a deep, deep recession. History will write what Obama achieved by not allowing the worst case scenario to happen when government stepped in with interventions to the banking, stock market and of course when the automotive industry almost collapsed instantly.

The “Affordable Care Act” which is one of the last signatures of the Obama presidency is currently a long discussion with different groups and the like. Health care and lack of insurance has been a constant issue in the United States and has been a long campaign with the various past administrations and politicians including First Ladies like Clinton. The fact is that there are so many people although still paying a hefty co-pay and dues who benefits from the Affordable Care Act. Hence, trying to read on Obama’s mind, it might be devastating for a signature achievement simply to be abolished after his departure in office. But it is the same reality how it started as there are so many uninsured

It began in March 4, 2007 when then junior senator from Illinois Obama was going to Selma Alabama for a speech. Obama had just launched his bid for the president in a few days enroute to confront his democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

It was a discovery time for the world as Senator Obama tells about himself, his background, his beliefs and his vision as President. It was a also a time “Race” played a big part being the first African American to run in the highest office. What was interesting was the polls capitulated on the African American community behind the candidacy of then Senator and Former First Lady, Hillary Clinton. A big fact was that a lot of that community was not familiar who Obama was. Hillary’s husband the former President as i remember during my time  with the APEC Youth spotlight had surrounded himself with so many african americans, friends, writers and the like. African Americans showed trust in Clinton’s campaign three times over Obama.

Americans. I believe as any politico does it, the word is “repeal” but the true action is “remake” so it will show credit to the new enactors.

Like Obama and past presidents, on the first days after being sworn as president, you start implementing the programs you promised during the campaign, the other party pushes back very hard. Over the years, the reality on the administration, the US Congress and the other parties pushing back causes a lot of consternation and drama in Washington as David Remnick wrote in the book. As people say, “This is the same mess traditional of Washington politics”.

I ended the blog this way in reference to newly elected President Donald Trump’s swearing to become the 45th American President in January 20, 2017. The promises on the campaign, the repealing of signature policies, enactment of new policies as well as the traditional scenarios and politics in Washington. It is too early to judge an incoming administration but it is also fair to say both an advantage and disadvantage for a non traditional politician and businessman to succeed the presidency of the United States.

In God We Trust, God Bless America.

Alex Esguerra

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New Emerging Book Marketplaces

With the growing demands on online shopping aka One Stop Shop new trends on book buying has changed.

From the typical specialty book websites comes the lifestyle, home and technology retail stores and sites.

A good example is just these last few days on Black Friday to Cyber Tuesday. Instead on consumer traffic on different sites, consumers tend to go their favorite retailers like Sears, Newegg, Etc.  

The whole family has their list from tv’s, x-box players, microwave with the kids asking for upcoming dvd’s and non-fiction books hence dad wanting a cd.

This is where the emerging trends starts when before if you want computers you go to a computer related site, for books a bookselling site and the like.

Hence, there’s been a phenomenal growth this year on how consumers had been doing a ine stop shopping for everything.

One big thing though about doing this is that consumers have high expectations on quality, reliability and prompt delivery as they know they pay that extra for the branded lifestyle websites they shopped.

Our partnership alone with http://www.sears.com/affordable books  has been a good experience so far.

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Our promise of delivering affordable new books with ADLE International continues.

A new trend continues on the book-selling industry as consumers more and more wanting on new books has grown tremendously. A sign of the times on the economy recovering but at the same time, new comes with affordability, fast shipping, good quality of packaging and accuracy of books versus descriptions.

As we continue or our efforts with other Indie booksellers, affordability yet not cheap and none delivery are two words to focus.  Yes, you might find real cheap outrageous discounting but the question is reliability?

So if your looking for reliable online independent bookseller storefronts, look for what the focus is instead of merely looking for $0.01 books prices. Some of our partners consist of  Alibris.comAbebooksBiblioSearsLivre-RareScribblemongerBooks and Collectibles AustraliaBonanza.Valore Books

Alex Esguerra

 

 

What’s out for 2016 FED hike

With the recent FED increase of interest rates finally since 2009 when lowering interest was the only way to boost the US economy hopefully inflation will no longer go up.

The move is essential to savers but might hurt the borrowers in the earlier part of 2016..  With Christmas two days away another trend to look for is the comparative holiday shopping sales from last year.

Although increase holiday spending will further boost the retail and online channels, the pending hikes on credit card finance and late fees may or may not hurt ones pocket.

As we look forward into 2016 with this outlook and lower unemployment the online Internet marketplaces has indeed taken a long way.

Come next year it looks like a lot of independent online brick and mortar stores will dominate social media feeds and search rankings.

Years ago when I was looking at how to proceed with the Alexandria concept the biggest challenge was the Internet marketplaces who were king and they dictate who and whom to accredit..Although said fill rates are much as important it’s about them getting more and more dollars from a small brick and mortar leaving them with 0 profit in the end.

With today’s e-commerce solutions and data feeds together with sales and inventory management, the brick and mortars are now emerging to be leaders in search rankings.

Well of course it’s Uncle Internet who no matter tech genius you are it’s algorithms is much more crazy and ahead..

So in this Christmas 2015 as we look into the changing of the occupants in Pennsylvania Avenue let’s remember the last challenging years and have fun be merry with our family and friends.

A blessed Christmas to everyone

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The dreams behind Alexandria

You, the dream
You, the dream
A global company reaching people’s lives globally by compassionate understanding of behavior, networks, spreading educational sustainability and wireless technology is what keeps me working through the nights. Money has never been the prime motivator in my passions through the years. It was always connecting through people’s lives, the belief that even the poorest can have a good life and that there is always a solution to change the present towards the future was the triggering hormone always in my system. Even as a kid in elementary school, I had been always accelerated in school as teachers thought that I was too knowledgeable to know things on my age.

For some reason, in my special skill to predict and forecast especially how the financial markets would be was some kind of third sense for me. But just the same, the question was always why does social inequality and economics affect a lot of people’s lives just because one was poor, lacking in education, did not have the tools or training they needed to succeed?

So one day while reading a book by Napoleon Hill’s, Think and Grow Rich followed by playing with my IBM and DOS computer thinking about Bill Gates, I simply said why can’t we have a device that had book stories with the ability to be a scientific calculator while connecting with my friends anywhere while we were exploring the 9 planets to pluto. Suddenly, my heavy micro flip flop sony ericsson phone rang asking if I had already check the compuserve email about the article I just submitted with the school organ’s editor in chief.

Due to my lack of electrical knowledge on the positive and negative wirings for the lamp shade project short circuited the entire fuse box of the physical education building. The mistake was I was not following the correct instructions from my science teacher as if I just followed what my cousin Noel was doing with his lamp project.

I was always fascinated with science and technology, history, social studies but despise my math teacher as what was the calculator for if I had to use the longer written math? Yet, mom made me open a savings accounts for P1.00 with home savings bank which I gradually enjoyed putting a little of my remaining allowances later and the profit from the candies sold.

Believe it or not, weird as it may seem all these factors contributed to what I really wanted to achieve when I was being a little techie. But then so many things happen later, they were so fast I saw myself later on at 19 being a President of an Export Trade Association trading christmas decor ornaments, went to ribbons, travelled extensively, made money and fame and still fascinated with technology.

Then suddenly, I remembered it must be a mere hunger as again I had skept dinner and homeless in a park by Vancouver, B.C. in 1996. This was the idea and the fascination dream to continue that quest in spite even of the failures and mistakes that still got me inspired to one day go back to trading books while connecting with friends and still trending and forecasting.