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Wed Jan 11, 2012, 04:22 PM

We need a new path to survive a new paradigm.

It doesn't embed but this Ted talk video is 20 minutes well spent. In fact, I will be spending another 40 minutes with it at some point because it is so informationally dense.

For those who hate blind links, it is a discussion by Paddy Ashdown about the alignments of global power. It contains many observations, some obvious and many not so obvious, at least to me. It is impossible for me to do it justice in a few paragraphs.

It also provides some framework within which the global frustrations with the elite can be viewed.

I would love to hear your opinions about this talk and possibly some ideas of how we can move into the new era more safely.

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Reply We need a new path to survive a new paradigm. (Original post)
hootinholler Jan 2012 OP
Norrin Radd Jan 2012 #1
tosh Jan 2012 #15
hang a left Jan 2012 #2
hootinholler Jan 2012 #3
hang a left Jan 2012 #4
hootinholler Jan 2012 #9
hang a left Jan 2012 #12
Octafish Jan 2012 #5
hootinholler Jan 2012 #7
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2012 #6
hootinholler Jan 2012 #8
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2012 #10
hootinholler Jan 2012 #11
Betty Karlson Jan 2012 #13
hootinholler Jan 2012 #14

Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 04:32 PM

1. Sounds interesting. Will watch it later.

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Response to Norrin Radd (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 10:59 AM

15. Ditto.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 04:48 PM

2. Listened to it a bit...bout Twenty mins

 

Will watch later. Expect to find your post in the dungeon, but that is where the best discssion takes place.

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Response to hang a left (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 04:50 PM

3. Why?

This is not conspiracy theory or crazy talk. It is a scholarly talk by an expert in global power structures.

Plus posts don't get moved anymore.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 04:55 PM

4. Because the subject matter will be deemed "creative speculation"

 

These kind of subjects do not do well in gd. So your post will either be buried or alerted upon. Not that I agree with censorship but it happens.

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Response to hang a left (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 08:16 PM

9. So far so good n/t

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 03:37 AM

12. That,s right!

 

I am happy to see that this discussion will be allowed outside the dungeon. please don,t get me wrong, I welcome your video and the topic!. I just am used to these types of subjects being removed.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 05:02 PM

5. Remarkable presentation.

Thank you, hootinholler!

Ashdown makes an excellent case about power and information, the rule of law and democracy. I especially like his observations about human and societal inter-connectedness and his ideas about collective action for change.

Not many fellows can talk off the top of their heads like Paddy Ashdown. Fewer still tell the truth when they do. All of them I know are Liberal Democrats.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 05:53 PM

7. I was astounded

The question now seems to be can we the people of earth build a better network than the 1%?

It is clear from other sources the idea seems to be to return us to a feudalistic existence.

I'm always pleased to hear from you.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 05:08 PM

6. bkmrkng to watch later.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 07:04 PM

8. Please check back in after you have. n/t

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 08:19 PM

10. listening to it now.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 10:36 PM

11. A kick for the West coast n/t

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 05:27 AM

13. astute observations

but multi-polar power means that we need to define our common interests in moral ways. The alternative is ruthless, immoral, pursuit of short-term interests.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 09:43 AM

14. That seems to me what we have now

immoral pursuit of short term interests.

Other than OWS, how can we do that?

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