Ranjit Jayatunga

Null, Austria

About Ranjit

I'm passionate about

World Peace and Realistic and united world action to slow down Climate Change

Comments & conversations

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Ranjit Jayatunga
Posted almost 3 years ago
Beau Lotto + Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included
Truly awsome! I remember listening to a speaker who said basically Schools criple children's creatuve talent. This goes beyond that - it shows how play can indeed create new thinking. This should be given the highest priority to be taken at UN level so that countries interested could take up this new wave of thinking so that the future generations could benefit. I hope there will be more of Beau & Amy on Ted in the future. Thank you.
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Ranjit Jayatunga
Posted almost 3 years ago
Vicki Arroyo: Let's prepare for our new climate
A very practical thought provoking talk. It is too late to do anything meaningful to alter or even hold climated change. There are too many who belong to the category of "I am a climate change skeptic". Unfortunately it appears that there are more Rich Business folk who are in this category. So I suppose the next best thing would be to do everything possible to minimise the negative effects on humanity by being proactive towards this goal. In fifty or so years time, perhaps these folk will wake up to the fact that Climate Change is Real - but by then, even the resorces to negated harmful effects on humanity of climate change would have exhausted.
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Ranjit Jayatunga
Posted almost 3 years ago
Sugata Mitra: Kids can teach themselves
Sugata Mitra,s talk is simply brilliant. I have alway held the belief that children only needs to be given the tools of education and they will do the needful. The comment from Kirsten Durward is somewhat worrying - having the opportunity to learn they give up on learning. I wonder whether their immediate adults have any influence which negates their natural ability to learn?
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Ranjit Jayatunga
Posted almost 3 years ago
Jason McCue: Terrorism is a failed brand
All the folk who have commented on the topic are basically correct-however, I would like to place a further extention to what Jeff Rey mentioned; Israel, were the earliest terrorists since the WW II, Their terror campaign led to the Brits organising a land parcel for the Jewish folk. When it came to a vote at the 'newly' formed UN, the Americans after assuring the Saudi's that it will not vote in favour of the resolution, did so to the anger and dismay of the Saudis. Hence the birth of Israel, and the Palasteinians were basically shoved off their lands. This ill thought of resolution to create Israel, is the moot point of Terrorism. Since then a whole range of unpleasant activities have taken place. But the most unfortunate one is the blatent one sided stance of the "honest broker". Religions, particularly the middle eastern ones-islam, Christianity, and Judaism, has collectively caused untold human misery all in the name of Religion! American Political system is hog tied to the Bibilical 'Story' that the so called "end time" will be near when Jews return to the 'Promised Land" and the Jews will at some point in time bring down the present Mosque with the Gold Dome, and build a "temple" for the Messaih (Jewish Version) or the second coming of Christ (Christian Version)! America is such a great country, but it has a vast number of people who are so "dumb" it is not funny! Wake up people - all this mumbo jumbo can very well happen because 'You the people of America' and a whole host of "Chrisians" will let it happen. The "Drone" Terrorism, Suicide Bomming Terrorism and other forms of terrorism will all one way or other contribute to this evantuality. BUT WHAT WILL NOT HAPPEN IS THE COMING OF THE MESSAIH OR THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST! SCORES WILL DIE AWAITING THIS NON EVENT! Terrorism unfortunately has to run it's course - Ireland for example or Sri Lanka. or has it? Once the Genie is out of the bottle it is very difficult to put it back
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Ranjit Jayatunga
Posted almost 3 years ago
Do you support militiary intervention in countries which make civil war with their own citizens?
All matter outlined are not 'Stories' nor are they 'opinionated' these were from News Media most from the USA. I merely pointed out the dangers of military intervention. When I used the term "Headoffice" I did not intend to give the impression that all data got corrupted! But, you have to look at what I have outlined in a more broader perspective. The moot point I was making was that Military Intervention does not work! It has not worked in Iraq nor Afganistan. It may have worked in both countries if it was handled better - but when cultures clash the good intentions gets lost in the translation! You seem to think that the intervention is working - I sincerely hope it is working but I cannot hold the same hope! Just in the past few days, the Taliban conducted a somewhat of a successful mission in Afganistan - Tell me Rick, how is this possible? Every News Media that I listen to says that the US has ground the Taliban to a complete stand still. and this happens! Look at what happened in Vietnam! quite similar situations! As the US withdrew, the Commies came in to the South, a lot of heads would have rolled - they did it their way. After a while, the Vietnameses themsleves realised the System did not work for them, and now, that country is doing well all things considered! I often wonder whether it is the 'inteligence gathering folk or the news media that get's the whole picture?
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Ranjit Jayatunga
Posted almost 3 years ago
Do you support militiary intervention in countries which make civil war with their own citizens?
I agree with Feyisayo that intervention often complicate matters. Iraqe and Afganistan are cases in point. Intelegence gathering does give the gatherer a more realistic picture of what is going on but when it goes to "Head Offcie" the gathered inteligence get's corrupted then it is used to profit the interested parties of the "Head Office" Haliberton Company is a case in point. If one were to take the Sri Lanka situation, for 30+ years a bloody civil war went on. Being of Sri Lankan origin, I told a very close Tamil Friend of mine, logically the Tamils with 18% population cannot win a civil war with the majority of 70%. Many interested countries contributed towards the lengthening the war. India interfered by giving areas in India as bases for the Rebel; Norway, U.K. USA and many other western countries interfered in very many different ways by interpretting the intelegence gathered to suit their ends. The story goes, that the USA was so sure that the Rebels would win the war they covertly played their hand towards that end happening! The Sri Lankan President did an unprecedented deal with China which proved to be very effective in ending the civil war! The deal was by negotiation - Sri Lanka agreed to give China a small plot of land which the Chinese used to develop first class port to ensure they have an uninterupted oil supply! This is a civil war where the victor got all the 'spoils'! There were so many agreements that were reached during the warring period which would have given the Tamil folk a better outcome, but the sheer stupidity of the leader of the Rebel group prevented this outcome! There are so many hotbeds of trouble and I do not think militatry intervention is the answer. Is 'nuking' Iran as the Isralites want the answer to the Iranian problem? Iran is a better repositary to a nuclear bomb than North Korea! Then the Syrian situation - it has to be solved by the Syrians - like in Sri Lanka, many civilians will die the price of war!
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Ranjit Jayatunga
Posted over 3 years ago
Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift
A very good analysis of the past and logical and realastic prediction for the future. How many world leaders particularly, those governing the more powerful countries will understand the logic of the analysis of Mr.Ashdown?
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Ranjit Jayatunga
Posted almost 4 years ago
I always encourage my children to be themselves, be different, don't follow the crowd. Can this attitude cause problems later?
I was and am different. My mother was a 'born again Christian' and dad was non committal. Without realising it, I was an Atheist. Amongst a host of cousins, I stand alone in being an Atheist. My wife, who is a Catholic has not visited a church for years. I have never told her not to. My children I believe are Atheists as well. I used to question quite a bit on life and God concept, as I just could not understand what my mother was talking about. Since the arrival of Google, I have been able to harness limitless knowledge and I can assure anyone, to be themselves, be confident in one's self and do not be afraid to be so!
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Ranjit Jayatunga
Posted almost 4 years ago
Eliminate money
Edmund's idea is quite interesting. Not many would have dared to think on those lines! I think, "money" because it is a convenient tool to carry to exchange it for goods and services to buy or sell, it will stay with us forever and a day! I can forsee man going to pluto in the future-but money going out of the picture will be just a dream!
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Ranjit Jayatunga
Posted almost 4 years ago
Creating a website that focuses on the positive things people do for others instead of just the negative things seen in the media.
It is indeed good news to hear your Adam, about your idea of spreading positive news. I stopped buying newspapers sometime ago because of it's predominent negativity. It's good that the Master of such is in trouble in the UK and I do hope he will investigated in the USA as well! I would love to follow your ideas and information about positive news and shall appreciate if details as to your website etc could be given.