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San Diego Sea Wall Project

James Hansen, NASA’s former lead climate scientist, and 16 co-authors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields—conclude that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous consensus estimates, resulting in sea level rise of at least 10 feet in as little as 50 years. Courtesy of Slate.com. Link to Hansen’s Report

What does that mean to the San Diego Metropolitan area? To put it most vividly, Interstate 5 will be under water in at least 8 places south of Camp Pendleton and the jets landing at Lindbergh Field will need pontoons.

San Diego is hardly the most threatened city in California. At least 300,000 people will be underwater in the corridor from Stockton to Sacramento. The Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach face a much larger challenge than our city.

If San Diego does nothing, we will lose over a trillion dollars in real estate, recreational area and, most importantly, maritime industry including our Navy Harbor. Is there a solution?

I propose that we go Dutch. Twenty-six percent of Holland is below sea level. I propose that the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) immediately begin plans to construct a 20 foot tall sea wall and levee system from Puente La Playa in Tijuana, Mexico to Point Loma. A separate stucture would be built to preserve Mission Bay. This would require that the Tijuana River be rerouted to the bottom of San Diego Bay.

Preserving commerce in the bay would require that a locking system be built at Point Loma to allow sea traffic in and out of the bay. The ecology of the bay would be preserved by allowing sea water to flow into the bay at the mouth of the Tijuana River but it would have to be pumped out at Point Loma. It might also be necessary to temporarily separate the flow of the Tijuana River into the bay in case of sewage contamination and that would require marine structures to be built.

Will there be challenges? The minimum cost for this project will be $50 Billion in today’s dollars. Wait a few years and the price will double or quadruple. The environmental impact and the engineering challenges will be significant. The Not-in-my-backyard crowd will stack this up in the courts for years.

My response to those concerns comes from the words of God to Noah as spoken by a recently disgraced comedian from his comedy routine of the sixties, “How long can you tread water?”

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The Second Child

On December 6, 2011, I posted this response to this story by Pat Lalama .  It appears that my ideas then were a bit prescient.

 

I enjoyed your Penn State article. I believe that Jerry Sandusky is toast. At the end of all of this, Sandusky will spend the bulk of his remaining life behind bars. I believe, though, that the real tragedy is the first part of that statement. Jerry Sandusky’s conviction will most probably be the end of this tragedy. After that, on the one hand, you will have a group of men who will live out their lives as wealthy men and on the other, the sons and daughters who will suffer at the hands of those who were hurt by Sandusky as the chain of abuse continues untreated and unbroken.

The real story here is one that will be unreported and yet is an all too common one. This is a case where you find an abuser at the center of a closely knit, financially lucrative, organization that can be characterized as an old-fashioned good old boys club. The question that needs to be answered in order that it will never happen again is not why did Jerry Sandusky abused 8 or 10 or 20 or hundreds of kids? The real question is how Sandusky was allowed to abuse a second child after it became known that he had abused a first child.
Jerry Sandusky is singularly guilty of abusing every child up to a point but after the first time it was even whispered among the members of the community that some abuse had occurred, the members of the Penn State and Second Mile organizations share the responsibility, liability, and guilt for every instance of abuse that followed.
Natural disasters can seldom be prevented and happen instantaneously. Human tragedies such as Penn State that happen over a long period can and should be prevented. It takes courage, resolve of even the most inconsequential person at the low end of the totem pole and an institutional attitude that everyone is responsible for doing the right thing, that protecting the clients is above protecting the institution and that everyone will listen when anyone steps up and points out the Emperor’s lack of clothing.
The upcoming Jerry Sandusky trial will draw massive ratings, it will cause serious huffing and puffing about the evils of old white men who abuse little children and it will salve the indignant righteousness of the vicious pundits. It will do absolutely nothing to protect a youngster in the future who is put in the hands of another fine, upstanding member of an organization, similar to Second Mile who sacrifices his time and money to provide opportunities to those less fortunate but who is also a serial child abuser.
Unfortunately, then, the 24 hour, scandal-hungry, fact-starved, yellow-tinted media machine will solve the case of the many children in the Penn State scandal but leave unreported and uncorrected the story of the second child.

Christian Social Botts’ Dots – ‘To Love One, Is To Love All,’ Part Two of Two

We must learn to balance our lives. Those of us[1] who are in households[2] must learn to share the growth of our spiritual life with our brothers (and in some cases sisters) with participation in the life of all people for the sake of the common good.

This leads me, dear friends, to what have been some hot button issues on my campus: Homosexuality (LGBTQA) in general, Inter-faith dialogue (esp. with Islam), and the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement. I will expound on these topics, hopefully, in a greater depth in future articles, as space here is limited. I will also, in later articles, talk about them from a different perspective, as they are brought up in this article in regards to our call to love one and all.

It continues to be reported, however denied by various authorities, that person(s) have been asked to abstain from participating in various household activities including living on campus or in being limited in their ‘free speech,’ due to being identified as one with a ‘different’ sexual orientation. There has been, in our community, what many would consider to be unjustified slander and discrimination when it comes to these people. My question to you is this: Love wants you to reach out to one and all. Therefore, why are we not educating our selves to an even greater capacity when it comes to various sexual orientations, in order to not come off as biased, uneducated, ignorant or bigot-like? Questions you may ask yourself include, but are not limited to: How would Christ see this person? Who is this person? Is the person especially evil? Am I acting in accord with how the Church prescribes? I highly suggest that you refrain from compromising your integrity as University students; I suggest that you throw away presuppositions and bias approaches to life and include questioning in what everyone shares with you.

Islam comes off to many here as the evil religion filled with war-mongering terrorists that hate all that is good.  Seeing as those who abide by this approach to Islam know what I am talking about, and those that don’t, don’t, I won’t describe [this approach] further. But I ask you, should you be, or should you encounter one who is, ardently opposed to Islam, to read the Koran for yourself. Wouldn’t this be a greater attempt to be honest with yourself and refrain from judging the entire religion? Do you know any Muslims? How do you know what they teach and believe? Find out what the Bishops and the Vicar of Christ say! Do not default to the popular (mis-)conception provided at Franciscan University or elsewhere. The Church has a Magisterium for a reason. Love requires you to find things out, to use reason, and to rebuke the ‘herd mentality’.

Occupy Wall Street. Many men and women have come together to fight for an equal say, fair share, peace and justice for wrong-doers.  On campus, should you read/hear about it, I (almost) promise you that each person you encounter will have not actually researched this movement and tell you things that are simply not true. Love provides us no choice, but to act in the positive. The millions, yes, millions of people all coming together to fight for what the Church believes in, is doing what they were made to do, in accordance with Church doctrine. Do not buy into a conservative mentality that was spoon-fed to you and nourished here. Do not confuse people who fight for truth with any particular person who cries out “injustice!” Realize that people who stand with the Church (and the Church itself) call for economic reform and justice, peace and truth. Do not be afraid to stand with the ostracized, especially for their belief in economic and social justice, and world peace. Two-thousand years ago, Jesus Christ was this person. Would you have stood with Him?


[1] I am not in one and will probably never be.

[2] “Households are Spirit empowered, Christ-led groups of three or more Franciscan University students of the same sex who seek to do the will of the Father in their lives. These communities desire to help members grow in body, mind and spirit through mutual support and accountability in the ongoing conversion process exemplified in the life of St. Francis. Through the relationships found in Households, individuals are transformed and develop their capacity to be an evangelizing presence in the University, the Catholic Church and the world.” – Franciscan.edu

Christian Social Botts’ Dots – ‘To Love One, Is To Love All,’ Part One of Two

Many people have found that living, worshiping, studying and loving as a student at a school like Franciscan University is an approach to life that is pretty, personal, and fun. This life we enjoy is very beautiful and convenient. We have the opportunity to study things we like and pray with very supportive communities.  However, this life of great leisure (i.e. steady paced life, not necessarily a life of minute difficulty), has perhaps led many of us to unintentionally forsake a major part of our personhood, the political part.

I think that when one has let go of the political part of their person, one then has in their love, a type of imperfection that keeps one from loving at the more perfect state. Of course, this would imply that we are talking about a Christian love, the love that is most perfect as it is God Himself, as opposed to the ‘secular understanding’ of love.

Christian love requires us to do more than to go about our days remaining focused on the task at hand while dealing with studentship here at Franciscan. To Love one, I say, is to Love all. Love makes “all mankind … brothers and sisters in Christ”. This, though, is more than just appreciating people at a distance. Christian love, instead, “leads to denunciation, proposals and a commitment to cultural and social projects; [love] prompts positive activity that inspires all who sincerely have the good of man at heart to make their contribution.” (Certainly, political commentators such as Glenn Beck have called the aforementioned activities of love: ‘Nazism’. Rush Limbaugh is no exception to the “Compromised Religious Right”. This is why I highly encourage putting many politicians [at all levels] and political commentators on the back burner and picking up your copy of the ‘Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church’ instead.)

Love “faces a vast field of work.” This work includes realizing that “many needy brothers and sisters are waiting for help, so many who are oppressed are waiting for justice, so many who are unemployed are waiting for a job, so many people are waiting for respect.” Or as my patron Saint, John Paul II writes, “How can it be that even today there are still people dying of hunger? Condemned to illiteracy? Lacking the most basic medical care? Without a roof over their head?” The great Saint continues, “The scenario of poverty can extend indefinitely, if in addition to its traditional forms we think of its newer patterns. These latter often affect financially affluent sectors and groups which are nevertheless threatened by despair at the lack of meaning in their lives, by drug addiction, by fear of abandonment in old age or sickness, by marginalization or social discrimination … And how can we remain indifferent to the prospect of an ecological crisis which is making vast areas of our planet uninhabitable and hostile to humanity? Or by the problems of peace, so often threatened by the spectre of catastrophic wars” (emphasis is mine)?

So now the question arises. ‘What am I wasting your time reading this article for’, you ask? The truth of it is: I want you to love, perhaps, to a more perfect level. I want you to know that love requires even a little bit more than what we are already giving. Love requires, as mentioned above, reaching out to not just one, but all. Love requires our holding not just our ‘accountability partners’ accountable, but the whole world, starting with ourselves, the Church, our communities and nations. “Humanity is coming to understand ever more clearly that it is linked by one sole destiny that requires joint acceptance of responsibility … imposed by technological and economic factors…”

[part two of two of this piece will be published next week]

The Truth has a Liberal Bias

Last evening, I received a chain email from a friend.  It was the one that accused President Obama of dissing the troops and saying that they are whiners and should pay for their own health care.  I copied about a sentence of it and googled it.  Politifact popped up and debunked the email as a ridiculous lie.

Explain to me how people who are normally reasonable can look at something that is so obviously false and just believe it.  Worse, they pass it on to their friends and colleagues as factual information.

There are many issues with which the opposition could respectfully disagree with the Obama Administration, some that I disagree with as well.  Opponents might make telling points on his handling of the economy, the debt, foreign policy and social programs.  While many pundits endeavor to form legitimate, logical attacks on these issues, many find this too difficult and ineffective. So, they make stuff up.  They use radical forms or rhetoric and argument.  They pull many different cards from the deck including race, Hitler, communism, socialism, Christian Muslim, birther and many more.

In this current climate, the Truth has a Liberal Bias.   The political right understands this but couches it in terms that their constituency will more effectively understand.  Terms that describe the mainstream media as having a liberal bias like Lamestream Media.  They create villains like Rachel Maddow.  She’s gay, liberal, single, outspoken, and sarcastic at times.  That is why that it is obvious that she is bad but they never seem to argue effectively that she is wrong.  The reason for this is that she and other effective commentators like Jon Stewart are so effective at allowing the right to state their case in their own words, in context and on camera.  We all understand the moral of The Emperor’s New Clothes but the political right wants us to believe that the child who points out the Emperor’s lack of textiles is the villain who should be scorned for pointing out the obvious.

Our great freedoms in this country give us the right to have any opinion that we want and the further freedom to stand in the square and shout it at the top of our lungs.  Our citizenship, though, assigns us the responsibility to make sure that those opinions are based on rational facts and that they serve the needs of our country and her citizens and are not self-serving and designed to disdain our opponents. Obama campaign aide Robert Gibbs said it most effectively on ABC’s “This Week”, “I think it’s time in our politics that we get rid of this mindset that if we disagree, we have to disqualify each other”

If you receive an email that has questionable veracity, highlight about 10 words and google it.  You will quickly receive a number of links that either support the fact or debunk the lie.  Quickly respond to the sender and appeal to reason and right and ask the sender to withdraw or qualify the message.  It probably won’t happen but at least you did the right thing.  For yourself.  For your friends.  For your country.

Everybody Talks About It

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
In that tradition, I am going to talk about the weather but I really don’t have any ideas for changing it. Specifically in 2011, The weather outside was frightful. From beginning to end last year’s weather was at times devastating but throughout it was record breaking.

In the first half of the year alone their were a record 8 weather events that caused a billion dollars of damage or more.
Joplin Missouri was hit by a multiple-vortex tornado measuring 5 on the Enhanced fujita scale, 25% of the town was lost, 75% damaged including 7000 buildings, 160 lives lost.

Is climate change to blame? Tom Karl, director of the National Climatic Data Center says: “Extremes of precipitation are generally increasing because the planet is actually warming and more water is evaporating from the oceans,” he said. “This extra water vapor in the atmosphere then enables rain and snow events to become more extensive and intense than they might otherwise be.”
Was 2011 record breaking? 20 nations broke high temperature records. As a result of extreme conditions in the arctic due to less ice cover there was record snowfall in the northern latitudes. In the northeast they called it Snowmageddon.
On my plane trip recently, I sat next to the submarine base commander at New London, Connecticut. I asked if the new submarines were still specially built to break through the Polar Ice. He said it didn’t matter. In a few years there won’t be any polar ice.
State by State, Texas had it’s driest year on record, 10 states in the Northeast had their wettest years on record, and 4 states had their warmest years on record. 60% of the country was extremely wet or extremely dry this year.
Here in Southern California, we don’t see the direct effects of bad weather. Earthquakes, Fires, nasty traffic yes, weather not so much. So how does all of this effect us?
Food Prices. According to the USDA, In June, Corn futures hit a record high of $7.99 a bushel on fears that growing demand would create a global shortage.
Depending on location, producers in the United States battled everything from drought and above-normal temperatures to heavy rains and lowland flooding, which led to decreased production of corn, soybeans, cotton and wheat. This is the first time we have had a year-to-year decrease in all four commodities since the 2002 crop year.

What does that mean right now. It means really low meat prices. Why low? Because producers are sending more meat to slaughter now because it will be way to expensive to feed them later on. So get your freezers full now and watch out for 30-50% higher prices next summer and fall.
What about southern california weather? The Pacific Decadal Oscillation is a long term trend in the temperatures in the Pacific. We are talking 20 years cold then 20 years warm. We have just shifted from warm to cold so we are beginning a long period with El Nino weather and lots of rain. But this will lead to extreme conditions in other parts of the country. There is virtually no snow cover in the Sierras right now which means difficult times in the agricultural San Joaquin valley. Again higher food prices.
In Conclusion, Is there climate change? Yes. Is it man-made? No matter what politicians say, scientists are pretty much of one mind that the answer to that question is a solid yes. Can we do something about it? Here is my opinion. We neither have the global will nor the economic capability. Third world countries are not going to stop burning the carbon they need to become industrialized so that the rich countries can have cleaner air and a stable climate. So as we move forward we will see more extreme weather. It will cost us more and more money to pay for the effects. And to say it once more, Everybody talks about the weather but no one does anything about it.

The Second Child

 

 

 

 

The Second Child is a response to an article by Pat LaLama in the Investigative Discovery website.  Here is a link to the original article:

Penn State Sex Scandal: A Case Of David vs. Goliath?

The Second Child

I enjoyed your Penn State article. I believe that Jerry Sandusky is toast. At the end of all of this, Sandusky will spend the bulk of his remaining life behind bars. I believe, though, that the real tragedy is the first part of that statement. Jerry Sandusky’s conviction will most probably be the end of this tragedy. After that, on the one hand, you will have a group of men who will live out their lives as wealthy men and on the other, the sons and daughters who will suffer at the hands of those who were hurt by Sandusky as the chain of abuse continues untreated and unbroken.

The real story here is one that will be unreported and yet is an all too common one. This is a case where you find an abuser at the center of a closely knit, financially lucrative, organization that can be characterized as an old-fashioned good old boys club. The question that needs to be answered in order that it will never happen again is not why did Jerry Sandusky abused 8 or 10 or 20 or hundreds of kids? The real question is how Sandusky was allowed to abuse a second child after it became known that he had abused a first child.

Jerry Sandusky is singularly guilty of abusing every child up to a point but after the first time it was even whispered among the members of the community that some abuse had occurred, the members of the Penn State and Second Mile organizations share the responsibility, liability, and guilt for every instance of abuse that followed.

Natural disasters can seldom be prevented and happen instantaneously. Human tragedies such as Penn State that happen over a long period can and should be prevented. It takes courage, resolve of even the most inconsequential person at the low end of the totem pole and an institutional attitude that everyone is responsible for doing the right thing, that protecting the clients is above protecting the institution and that everyone will listen when anyone steps up and points out the Emperor’s lack of clothing.

The upcoming Jerry Sandusky trial will draw massive ratings, it will cause serious huffing and puffing about the evils of old white men who abuse little children and it will salve the indignant righteousness of the vicious pundits. It will do absolutely nothing to protect a youngster in the future who is put in the hands of another fine, upstanding member of an organization, similar to Second Mile who sacrifices his time and money to provide opportunities to those less fortunate but who is also a serial child abuser.

Unfortunately, then, the 24 hour, scandal-hungry, fact-starved, yellow-tinted media machine will solve the case of the many children in the Penn State scandal but leave unreported and uncorrected the story of the second child.

The Power of Speech

This is a speech that I delivered to Sweetwater Valley Toastmasters on October 15, 2011.

 

The Toastmaster gave the following introduction:

 

Speech Number 4 in the Competent communicator manual is all about Alliteration, simile and metaphor.  As a soldier goes to war, with weapons of steel so to do we, as Toastmasters come to each of these meetings wielding Words as Weapons.  Today, Rick Lakin will speak to us about The Power of Speech

 

The Power of Speech

 

Ok, Class, take your seats and quiet down, today we are going to start with a pop quiz.   I will say two words from one of history’s great speeches  and you identify the speaker.  Remember to raise your hand and I will call on you.

1. Fear itself

2. Ask Not

3. Deeply Rooted

4. Mr. Gorbachev

5. Four score

6. Finest hour

7. Lipstick

 

Two words and almost all of us can immediately identify each of the powerful men and women who uttered these phrases.  Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to speak today about the power of speech.  The simple words and powerful phrases of Great men and women are equally indelible on the pages of history as the world-changing actions for which they are remembered.

 

Speech is the strongest and most effective exercise of personal power that human beings wield.

Plato said, “Rhetoric is the art of winning the soul by discourse”

The most basic form of speech tells the listener about the identity and personality of the speaker.  As an artist uses his brush and palette to fill a blank canvas with moving images and thought provoking composition, a great speaker uses simple words formed into powerful concepts that lead the listener to complex thoughts and strong feelings.

 

A Paris tourist walks into the Louvre to find the great artists but they often walk out having found themselves.  A great speaker offers their words and tone in the same way to allow the listener to learn about themselves.  As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense.”

2500 years ago, Socrates hosted the first Toastmasters club in Athens, Greece and taught philosophy and rhetoric to young men who were required to give effective speeches as a part of their Citizenship.  Of course, Socrates is most poignantly remembered for his famous last words,

 

“I drank What?”

 

Our most important leaders are identified in terms that derive from their power to speak.  The most powerful congressman is called Speaker.  The word president is based on the word Preside which describes the person who leads a meeting.  The word Premier, the title of many world leaders, is often defined as the person who is first to speak.

 

The Freedom of Speech is recognized as our most cherished and important freedom. It is also the most difficult at times as we must allow not only the words that we want to hear but also the most despicable words spoken by those we most despise.  It is thought that Voltaire once said, I disapprove of what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

 

How powerful is speech?  Many say that is was the speeches of Adolf Hitler that led the world into war and the words of Roosevelt  and Churchill that took us to victory.

 

Can a single speech change the direction and define a movement?  My cousin is a member of the Lions Club in Central Ohio.  This summer I assisted him on a project to document a Lions Club member who goes to the various Lions Clubs and re-enacts the event that defined the mission of that club forever.  We visited the Cedar Point Amusement Park and Lion Jackie Christopher stood on the stage of the 100 year old pavilion where  a short speech was delivered on June 30, 1925.

On that day, a lady took the podium without sight, without hearing and only with great difficulty the power of speech gave this call to action, “I appeal to you Lions, you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind. Will you not constitute yourselves Knights of the Blind in this crusade against darkness?”  Helen Keller, in that one moment, changed the course of action for an entire club and improved the fortunes of those who are vision-impaired for generations to come.

Yes, toastmasters, we come to these meetings each week to change ourselves, to improve our presence, to gain confidence, to empower ourselves but we must always remember.  It is the Power of Speech that can change the World.

 

Answers:

1. Franklin Delano Roosevelt

2. John F. Kennedy

3. Martin Luther King

4. Ronald Reagan

5. Abraham Lincoln

6. Winston Churchill

7.  Sarah Palin – “What is the difference between a Pit Bull and a hockey mom?”

Steve Jobs: Disruptive Technologies that Redefined Many Industries

A speech delivered to the Sweetwater Valley Toastmasters on October 8, 2011
Have you ever been changed by a new technology? Let me put it another way. If you showed your grandchild a 78 RPM Record, would they know what it was?

You have heard the saying, “I wish there were more hours in the day”. Edison patented the electric light bulb in 1880 and all of a sudden there were more hours in the day. Before the light bulb, there was never a midnight shift at an industrial company. Before that invention, when the sun went down, all business activity stopped and everyone went home to spend a long, quiet night lit only by oil lamps. In that way and in many others, the incandescent light bulb was what we call a disruptive technology, a term that was coined in 1995. A disruptive technology is a new innovation that totally displaces an older established technology or creates a new one where none was there before.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs passed away Wednesday. I bought my first Apple computer in 1980 and I have been an avid buyer of Apple products ever since. Today, I want so share with you my feeling that Steve Jobs will go down in history as one of our greatest inventors along with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Walt Disney.
In 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniac introduce the Apple computer and in 1979 a computer program called Visicalc transformed the Personal Computer from an interesting toy into an indispensible tool for business. Visicalc came to be known as the first Killer App.

In 1984, Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh, the first computer with a graphical user interface, but he also introduced a Laser Printer to go with it and shortly thereafter a software program called PageMaker was also created. Jobs brought these parts together and revolutionized print media with a new technology called Desktop Publishing. His system brought the cost of high end publishing from the hundreds of thousands to less than ten thousand dollars.  According to Brian Lawler, an Associate Professor of Graphic Communication at Cal Poly, “Steve Jobs did for publishing in 1984 what Gutenberg did for literacy in 1455.

In 1986, Steve Jobs bought a little company called Pixar for 10 million dollars. 9 years later Toy Story debuted as the first computer animated feature film. That was one year after Lion King came out and is known as Disney’s last hit using traditional animation. Again a disruptive technology brought to maturity by Steve Jobs.
In 2001, Steve Jobs introduced the iPod but also introduced iTunes and gave users the capability to buy songs for 99 cents. This disruptive innovation shook the music industry and foretold the end of CDs, a technology that had begun with the Edison Phonograph.

Last year, Apple introduced the iPad. Many think that the iPad is another disruptive technology. You can use it to show movies, read books, send messages and surf the web. Pierre Omidyar, the founder of Ebay tweeted, It’s the most significant consumer computing device since the 1984 Macintosh.”

Will the ipad be another disruptive technology credited to Steve Jobs? Let me put it another way. In 20 years, if you show a book to your great grandchildren, will they know what it is?

Steve Jobs is listed as inventor or co-inventor on 338 patents. I believe that he will go down as the greatest inventor of our time to join Edison, Ford, Disney and others.

In 1997, Apple created an ad that was narrated by Richard Dreyfuss but can also be heard with the narration of Steve Jobs, himself. Here are the words:

“Here’s to the Crazy Ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo.  You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who DO!”