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Vlad Emil Petrea

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TED should one day, in some way, be involved in politics.

It has been said time and time again that politicians are the worst kind of people we could choose to run our countries, partially because they have a direct interest in becoming politicians.
The people speaking at TED however are mainly pioneers and/or leaders in their respective field. They are uninterested in being voted for, yet have so many valuable things to say from a philosophical and economical point of view. Therefore my question to you is...
How could the people speaking at TED have a more direct influence on a country's government in the future? What if ideas presented at TED could be voted upon, and then integrated in a legal framework (wherever applicable)?


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  • R S

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    Jun 25 2013: Jimmy,
    since you insist on going down this path and shooting yourself in the foot: You just said that it's most likely that you're out to fuck people.

    See, that's why it pays to think before you post, a freedom which you're fully afforded online.

    Sorry, but you've just made a horrible case for coming to help you, much as it is evident that, at the very least, you need help when it comes to expressing yourself.
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      Jun 25 2013: R S,

      We're done, it's clear that your hatred for politics is affecting your judgement. What I said was that it was mostly true that politicians are. Now if you draw the conclusion that I'm here to "fuck you over" that's your problem.

      I do think before I post, why don't you do some reading on my posts and if you don't like them you can trash them all you'd like.

      I didn't say that you should help ME silly, I said help.
      Help yourself, help someone you care about. If you're not taking your power someone else is.

      You really should listen more and presume less...
      • R S

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        Jun 25 2013: When you say "Please come and help" it doesn't mean you want help?
        You wanted to say: "Get involved"? Then...uhh... say "Get involved."
        And, thus far, you've not made it clear in the least that you want people to help themselves. You've exemplified your cry for help with appeals you've made to your friends. Now, nowhere in there did you specify that you were actually telling your friends to help somebody else (namely, themselves). Usually, when people ask their friends to come help, they're looking for help themselves.
        If you wanted to tell them to become the change they wanted to see in the world, then, at least your phrasing isn't indicative of that.

        You are for sure a politician, and good luck in your endeavors. You might be in need.

        As for the rest, of course you are, you are a good guy, maybe. And, of course, as a good guy, you have insights into what drives me, and thus you know I "hate" politics. Because you know me. Because you understand me. Because you're so eloquent.
        Yeah. No.

        Now, before you post, at least think about what I'm telling you. I've got nothing against you. I'm just pointing out where it's hard to understand what you're saying. If you don't wanna be clear enough for me to understand, that's fine. Or, you know, you could tell me what else I hate instead. That's helpful too. Can you tell me why that is?


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