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US Politics

President Obama’s remarks on the Supreme Court Affordable Care Act ruling

Today marked an historic day, as the Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s Affordable Care Act was indeed constitutional. My thoughts on it all to come later. For now, here are the remarks made by President Obama on the ruling. REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT East Room […]

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US Politics

President Obama’s Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Immigration law

Although there are still some very serious concerns about some of the parts of Arizona’s controversial immigration law that have been allowed to remain, I’m really pleased to hear that the Supreme Court has mostly rejected the law. The Court’s basic premise (you can read their judgement in full here) is that  the federal government, […]

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Life

What to do when you hit a low…?

On his blog, full of thought provoking, question-inducing posts, Seth Godin talks about The Dip (click here to read more: Seth’s Blog: The Dip, revisited, plus audio bonus). The Dip is the title of a book that Godin published a few years ago (one that I admittedly haven’t yet read), which is apparently about questions to […]

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Culture Film

Great Woody Allen interview in the WSJ

I really enjoyed reading this interview – Older, Mellower, But Still Woody Allen – with Woody Allen in the Wall Street Journal recently. I think he gives some very thought provoking answers. There are a few things in it that I found particularly interesting: 1) Allen claims that he has never sent an email. I wonder how […]

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Adidas consumerism Fashion

Lola in The Guardian: How Adidas trains us to be slaves to fashion

[Originally published in The Guardian] Adidas has pulled Jeremy Scott’s controversial slave-shackle hi-tops – but not without revealing the true state of consumers It took me a good few minutes to really look at, deconstruct and mentally digest the image of the purple, white and orange trainers that had been posted on Adidas’ Facebook page. […]

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Social Media

Facebook and stalkers

This photo made me laugh. You know who you are.