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Linked: “Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency”

via The New Yorker: I was standing to the side of the stage. Nearby, a stout older man appeared in the aisle, dressed in a worn, beribboned military uniform and holding a Trump sign. People spotted him quickly and the jeering began. Then came the chant “Hil-la-ry! Hil-la-ry!” Obama picked up the curdled vibe and …

Linked: Medium Shifts

via Medium Blog: Upon further reflection, it’s clear that the broken system is ad-driven media on the internet. It simply doesn’t serve people. In fact, it’s not designed to. The vast majority of articles, videos, and other “content” we all consume on a daily basis is paid for — directly or indirectly — by corporations who are funding it …

Linked: “Breaking The American Dream”

via Monday Note (A Medium Blog): I began to see a different picture, one where people who call themselves Christians see nothing wrong with letting their brethren try to get by without coverage, nothing wrong with insurance companies gaming their customers. I saw how we spend more for healthcare than any other nation and end …

LInked: “This Disturbing Theory Explains Pixar’s Cars”

via Jalopnik: Well, more specifically, there actually are human beings inside the cars, and are the source of the car’s personality, intelligence, everything. The mechanical car is just the external body of these human-derived creatures. I call this the Homunculus Theory. Color me disturbed but in agreement that this is the most plausible theory. Keep …