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Ted Talks
I've been checking into Ted Talks (TT) for some years because I find them stimulating and informative, not that I always agree with what I find. Their appropriateness in DnD comes from the fact that they are perfect for stimulating discussion given that not everybody is going to agree with they present.

I ran into the following TT offering about the media this morning.
Jeff Skoll: My journey into movies that matter

You'll find more topics at http://www.ted.com/

Enjoy.

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I thought this was interesting:


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It is interesting. Of real interest is the fact is that it features a speaker from outside the core of poverty addressing others outside that core.

It reminds me that we have members who agree with her 100% that one of the biggest problems with wealth distribution is that it favors the wealthy. Hardly surprising since this is the group that sets the agenda. And it isn't something that just happens in the US. Surely, there's no poverty in Germany!
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Templin, Germany - The immaculate appearance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's hometown, with its medieval city walls and well-kept market square, belies a real problem.

The unemployment rate in Templin and the surrounding region, an hour's train ride north of Berlin, stands at 14 percent - among the highest in the country, and more than twice the percentage nationwide.


The UK?
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Today 33 per cent of the UK population suffers from multiple deprivation -- it was 14 per cent in 1983, and over 30 million people (almost half the population) are suffering some degree of financial insecurity. These are just some of the stark findings from the largest and most authoritative study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.


The US?
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.

As somebody who has never known poverty, I find that hard to believe although I do have one close family member who has lived in poverty. He went years without working, and lived in a car for some time, unbeknownst to me until I learned about it years later.

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This video is about the fastest camera constructed yet.


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My favourite TED talk: Inventory of the invisible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EUy_82IChY

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I like this one.

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This video is about the fastest camera constructed yet.

Pretty amazing. I want one.

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My favourite TED talk: Inventory of the invisible

Informative and entertaining.

I don't have a favorite, but I'm watching what you folks dredge up.

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I don't like and I don't see "Ted talks".
More, I'm very suspicious about such propaganda.

Those irritating "Ted talks" are nothing but manipulation and propaganda to make naive souls to believe that the world is full of "innovation" and similar bullshit.
A matter of attitude.

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Is it not? (Bullshit is galore, surely!)

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Those irritating "Ted talks" are nothing but manipulation and propaganda to make naive souls to believe that the world is full of "innovation" and similar bullshit.

Really! What a surprise coming from a brother of rjhowie.

At any rate, I like the Ted Talks episode on why it's advisable to remove Portugal from the EU. The premise of the video is that Portugal is an economic anchor, not a sail.

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Really! What a surprise coming from a brother of rjhowie.

Is it? maybe we can start speaking about your mother to determine your brothers...
A matter of attitude.

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Is it? maybe we can start speaking about your mother to determine your brothers...

Ohhhh! Portuguese sensitivity. Must be the bailout economy.

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Here's a great TED talk:


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I suspect very much about this "Ted talks".
Always the same thing, propaganda, propaganda and more propaganda that ferocious capitalism is a wonderful thing full of people very intelligent and funny.

No patience.
A matter of attitude.

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"Ferocious capitalism"?
Capitalism is an economic model. Working economic model.
Moreover, socialists, trying to oppose with an "alternative model", are simply unaware that they oppose to the very existence of economy in general - which one is incompatible physically with the "socialist model" (aka "Christian model", by the way).

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(aka "Christian model", by the way).

http://www.amtcaudition.com/Actors, Models and Talent for Christ
Audition for the Movement

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"Ferocious capitalism"?
Capitalism is an economic model. Working economic model.
Moreover, socialists, trying to oppose with an "alternative model", are simply unaware that they oppose to the very existence of economy in general - which one is incompatible physically with the "socialist model" (aka "Christian model", by the way).


(aka "Christian model", by the way).

http://www.amtcaudition.com/Actors, Models and Talent for Christ
Audition for the Movement!

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Here's a great TED talk:


ONIONTED rules!

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Here's a great TED talk:
The rock of ages.


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No patience.

That's a pity, because I think you might like it. :)

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No patience.

That's a pity, because I think you might like it. :)

The last thing Belfrager liked was Salazar.

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Oh snap! :P

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Double snap!

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Double snap!


There's a good idea for a Ted Talk.
A matter of attitude.