Tag: Leadership


Please Pass The Soma

So many passionately expressed their outrage back in September when the repeal of Obamacare was very real…and failed…thanks to those passionate voices.

Here’s the rub, the Republican Tax Bill — now all but assured passage by the Senate — includes a powerful provision that removes the Individual Mandate to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), effectively starving Obamacare — and will have a very similar effect on the lives of Americans as a straight repeal — increases in premiums for everyone and reduce coverage to affordable healthcare for millions who need it most.

I understand that taxes are messy and there’s so much wrong with this bill (including screwing over Polar Bears) — but I’m surprised by how many folks are sidelining this time around.

Is it fatigue..you know…it just doesn’t matter? You changed your mind about the need for affordable healthcare? You like the tax bill? Magical Thinking? Waiting for the overtime victory that’s snatched out of the jaws of certain defeat? You’re tired seeing these silly political posts and want more cat photos? Done.

Credit: Christopher Pollard. My Cat Sunny

I really don’t know.

Oh, well…I guess its time to embrace our new Kleptocracy, Corporatocracy or Oligarchy…you choose.

Please pass the Soma.

Source: Please Pass The Soma | Medium

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Milton Glaser on Design & Dissent In the Age of Trump

“I learned that the only way to deal with men beating you over the head, was to resist.”
– Milton Glaser

Fascinating conversation between Milton Glaser and Steven Heller as they discussed how design & dissent are vital in the Age of Trump.

Source: Milton Glaser in conversation with Steven Heller at the Great Hall | The Cooper Union on YouTube

Good Design Is About Doing Good

“Don’t wait for permission; start working, start acting…That’s what the world needs today. It’s about big challenges, big designs, big proposals but it’s also about making it really small and showing the beauty of the world.”
– Daan Roosegaarde

Source: Good design is about clean air and water, not a Louis Vuitton bag, says Daan Roosegaarde | Good Design for a Bad World

United We Stand

United We Stand on this 241st United States Independence Day.

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Lunar At Its Most Beautiful

Here’s some geeky space content to close out the evening – Lunar is a short film created from still photographs from the Project Apollo Archive. It took brothers Christian and Wolfgang Stangl 18 months to complete…an incredible achievement. Enjoy!

LUNAR from Christian Stangl on Vimeo.