"I had been looking for leaders, but I realized that leadership is about being the first to act."
Edward Snowden (via evatalmadge)
”The big advantage of not having an office,” Mr. Clark said, ”is not worrying about a brick through the window. I started at the bottom. I don’t pretend to be too advanced. When you are at the bottom you reach everybody. It’s best, if you want to keep reaching them, to stay there.”
messy is the new neat
The sun’s plan to go supernova and engulf the earth was ongoing. The window to strike and disrupt the sun was limited. The threat posed by the sun was imminent. The plants were everywhere. They were green and their numbers were increasing. The emperor could see that they had thrown their lot in with the sun. And so he ordered the destruction of every plant in his kingdom.
BBC Zeppelin doc
Speech that undermines the effectiveness of loyalty, discipline, or unit morale is not constitutionally protected
institutions; their inner nature
Whatever you think of President Obama, or of the American presidency itself, on many levels this is a strange use of a U.S. Marine.
To be clear: Presented with photographs showing a long and robust precedent, and establishing that many Presidents have enjoyed this same and particular service, I’d wager that most past and present grunts would say the same thing.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH
By Doug Mills. The New York Times. Today, accompanying this.
“service” — just the right word