Debra Smith

Niagara Falls / Toronto, On, Canada

About Debra

Bio

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Areas of Expertise

psychology - Social personality, Marketing

An idea worth spreading

Speaking to others - and listening- as though they have dignity, worth and ideas worth considering is a good start towards not only world peace but towards personal growth.

I'm passionate about

People,learning, growing, sharing knowledge

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I am curious about almost anything.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Debra Smith
Posted almost 3 years ago
How can America get out of this mess?
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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Debra Smith
Posted almost 3 years ago
How can America get out of this mess?
@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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Debra Smith
Posted almost 3 years ago
How can America get out of this mess?
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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Debra Smith
Posted almost 3 years ago
How can America get out of this mess?
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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Debra Smith
Posted almost 3 years ago
How can America get out of this mess?
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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Debra Smith
Posted almost 3 years ago
How can America get out of this mess?
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