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    Debra Smith

    A comment on Conversation: Mental illness is a horrible thing to live with, yet it can be a blessing.

    Aug 29 2012: This man starts his poetic talk with a bit of consideration of 'polars'

    http://youtu.be/RdkgGphEyqk
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    A comment on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 29 2012: I do not know why it will not allow it but I have repeatedly tried to enter her talks in the box above in the proper spot and each time they paste in but are not there when I check the final product after I press submit.
    Thanks so much for this opportunity to again share a life altering talk:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame.html

    http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html.


    BTW Brene Brown decribes herself by her family motto: LOCK AND load.
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    A reply on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 29 2012: @Fritzie, you might have a tiny bit of credibility with me on this if you were not intensionallly hiding your own gender. I have NO obligation to support that when I feel that one has NO sense of the higher purpose of truth in such a life and death matter. So, are you honestly suggesting it is another crazy, creepy inalienable right or duty to quash new ideas that might enable change?
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    A reply on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 29 2012: Not much I disagree with you on Peter but he was born in Scotland and his home is well preserved - the place he invented the telephone - is in BRANTFORD Ontario,Canada. Come and visit and I will personally take you there for a tour.
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    A reply on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 29 2012: For me, this is the fruit of the expansive white board approach to discussion - you allow an argument and thought process to ripen. If new ideas are encouraged, they round themselves out and we all learn more than anyone could have imagined.

    It works especially when a person is presenting a new idea- it does not work very well in a staid environment where people take the same old tried and untrue methods.
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    A reply on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 29 2012: What did I tell you? Beware ticking off or outthinkiing the Randians or the WOOOWOOO Enlightened ones for they will call in the Chamberlains to vanquish you by the letter of the rules but not by the SPIRIT which is indomitable.

    http://youtu.be/JGm27Ipsxjc

    Who is making a mess now?


    Arthur Neville Chamberlain FRS (18 March 1869 – 9 November 1940) was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940. Chamberlain is best known for his APPEASEMENT foreign policy, and in particular for his signing of the Munich Agreement in 1938, conceding the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia to Germany. When Adolf Hitler continued his aggression by invading Poland, Britain declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939, and Chamberlain led Britain through the first eight months of the Second World War.
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    A reply on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 29 2012: Canada has the same British heritage and shame with 14 or more separate Indian Nations.
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    A reply on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 29 2012: Snidely Whiplash the APE!

    GOD do you ever get tired of talking about what you know nothing about? You have the AUDACITY to call us COWARDS again as WOOOWOOO enlightened one??

    We have done more than 10% of it ourselves as a nation 1/10th your size,
    List of Canadian peacekeeping missions


    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




    Canada’s role in the development and participation in peacekeeping during the 20th and 21st centuries has played a major role in turning Canada into a prominent nation throughout the world. Canada's commitment to multilateralism has been closely related to peacekeeping efforts.[1] Canadian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lester B. Pearson is considered to be the father of modern United Nations Peacekeeping.[2] [3] Prior to Canada’s role in the Suez Canal Crisis, Canada was viewed by many as insignificant in issues of the world’s traditional powers. Canada’s successful role in the conflict gave Canada credibility and established it as a nation fighting for the common good of all the world’s nations and not just their allies.[4] Since 1995, however, Canadian direct participation in United Nations peacekeeping efforts has greatly declined.[5] That number decreased largely because Canada began to direct its participation to UN-sanctioned military operations through NATO, rather than directly to the UN.[6] In July 2006, for instance, Canada ranked 51st on the list of UN peacekeepers, contributing 130 peacekeepers out of a total UN deployment of over 70,000.[7] Were in November of 1990 Canada had 1,002 troops out of a total UN deployment of 10,304
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    A reply on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 29 2012: We know John, it must be hard to live that way but to live that way and insist others do as well?
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    A reply on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 29 2012: We are circling the bowl and you want to tell us we are all in a mess? YIKES!
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    A reply on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 29 2012: http://www.ted.com/talks/aaron_huey.html
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    A reply on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 29 2012: What do you want to call those who murder 150.000 and counting in Iraq, who magnify their weath and almost bring down the world economy, who set policies that contravene the laws of our nations and threaten the jobs of those nationals that they insist enforce those illegal policies? Sweethearts?

    If you do not see that this is serious you have never seen what happens to the brains of those who are TORTURED by presidential order or otherwise. It is amazing that they continue to live. But do not tell the truth to an American - that is too bad for words! EVIL.
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    A reply on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 29 2012: @Rick, thanks for your bravery in facing intimidating old me.
    Please allow me to remove a few misconceptions. In a two thousand character limit it is not possible to separate and distinguish among 350 million people I respect the intellect and self representation of your people. It seems to me those who are rapacious, creepy, vicious, opportunitistic persons among you should know who they are or you all as their friends if you are really friends should tell them. This is more serious than bad breathe or dandruff but there is no corporate sponsor to do that work= it is the work of friends and now you have left it up to distant friends like me to do the dirty work. OK I know how to roll up my sleeves.

    I agree that it is SOME but why do the rest of you allow that some to do their dirty business in our countries? Did you know that there are American companies around the world which cannot keep production running for a single day when the companies of other nations goes on uninterputed? YEAH, that is because the nationals hate AMERICAN companies for raping their countries but want to do business and when they can deal with another nation ??they do because they are constructive and helpful.

    If my concerns are sooooooooo valid why is there NEVER acknowledgment or apology? Just denial and excuses. Like we deserved it.

    You expect the world to coddle your corruption about Iraq?

    You act like we are talking about me noticing you have a booboo and I am impolite. The world is not ignorant of your plight. You act as though I am sticking my finger in an open wound - addressing a problem that is gangenous is important for the life of the whole body
    GANGRENOUS!


    I take absolutely no animosity from this. I know it is a shock to your system to realize that your butt is hanging out and that someone noticed.

    I make NO APOLOGIES whatsoever if you or anyone else is afraid of my intellect or candor. TED edits me so that I do not step over the line, or on the line or near the line.
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    A reply on Conversation: Is the US an imperialistic power? Why or why not? And if it is, is it benefiting the world as a whole, or simply the US's own interests?

    Aug 28 2012: @ Barry.
    Did you know that the phrase "Manifest Destiny" and asserting it will probably get you in big trouble in Canada?

    That is because the USA enshrined in their laws or propaganda that their MANIFEST DESTINY is to occupy all of NORTH AMERICA.

    That really ticks us oFF! Not imperialistic? You ALREADY invaded us once and we burnt down your white house to make it clear that we really resent it when you invade us- that's why it is the white house= you paint it to cover up the smoke marks.
    The university that i went to is named after the GENERAL in that battle that your guys killed.
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    A reply on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 28 2012: Good thinkiing and I am sure that many many people in your country have splendid ideas.

    The tradesmen usually are the most practical for solving corporate problems. The guys who do the work KNOW the solutions. ALWAYS.
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    A reply on Conversation: Do we have any nation where minority rights are as important as the rights of the majority?

    Aug 28 2012: I am sure wifey appreciates that, Jake. She might not wish to reflect on her choices.
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    A reply on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 28 2012: Too bad vultures cannot read.
    As usual crummy and opportunistic.
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    A reply on Conversation: Your favorite line or Quote to motivate and encourage others??????

    Aug 28 2012: Truly wonderful. i think you are safe.

    I however must hold the record for being edited. They do not tolerate winning arguments if you are not on the team. Today people responded to posts that were already gone. I wonder if this one will make it.

    Maybe we will getway with the world singing.

    http://youtu.be/weUeByun4Cg
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    A reply on Conversation: Why Can't Improperly Obtained Evidence Be Used In A Criminal Trial?

    Aug 28 2012: not in Canada.

    It appears to apply in England upon judicial review by a parliamentary body.
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    A reply on Conversation: How can America get out of this mess?

    Aug 28 2012: Mandatory through my employer.