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Sep 19, 2019 - 8:57:23 AM

mander

USA

3778 posts since 10/7/2007

So...
I read an article about the value of eating less meat, not for your health, but for the health of the planet. I was raised by a T-Rex. Meat was breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and mid-night snack. I might be a little bias on this topic.

I am, currently, eating less meat, not directly because of health reasons but because good meat has become so expensive, I can only afford it on occasion. I'd rather eat good meat less often, than unpalatable meat all the time. Health wise, I can not go without meat, I become anemic.

I think, if I thought by eating less meat, more land would be left to nature, I think I would be more inclined to nod my head with argeement. However, since I doubt that, I have to look towards other ideas.

I've listened to Allan Savory's talk a number of times and every time I do, I find myself agreeing. The best thing I ever did for the soil and health of my yard was to raise chickens, which brought ever predator on the planet (which, sadly, is part of the reason I no longer raise chickens.) I know I'm bias, but it is difficult to argue against what I've seen in my own yard.

Anyway, this is one of my favorite Ted Talks. Be warned, it is over 20 minutes long. The next two are about 11 minutes. And the last just over six minutes.

ted.com/talks/allan_savory_how...en#t-8014

And this is another favorite.

ted.com/talks/lera_boroditsky_...nguage=en

And another

ted.com/talks/greta_thunberg_t...nguage=en

ted.com/talks/abigail_washburn...nguage=en


What are some of your favorite Ted talks?

Edited by - mander on 09/19/2019 09:00:46

Sep 19, 2019 - 12:15:06 PM
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14300 posts since 12/2/2005

Without question, my favorite TED talk. Allow yourself 20 minutes.

 

Sep 19, 2019 - 12:56:48 PM

donc

Canada

6009 posts since 2/9/2010

EXCELLENT SKIP !! I had slew of various jobs before I was 24 and settled down into my lifetime career. The worst jobs without exception were the two jobs that involved sitting in a safe comfortable office. The politics and the back stabbing was downright barbaric. Working for the city emptying garbage cans and digging out storm drains actually left me with comfortable memories. As we repeatedly hear about student loan debt we also realize that many of those B.A. graduates ended up with unemployable skills. Trades training my not get you a job right away but eventually someone needs a good electrician, machinist, carpenter, or plumber. I think I will pass on the job of hacking animals. We once had a couple of slaughter houses in the area which paid decent wages. The only few people I knew who took those jobs were the guys who didn't last a week.

Sep 19, 2019 - 1:12 PM

8902 posts since 2/22/2007

Powerful TEDtalk with Daryl Davis, a black man who has convinced many KKK members to hang up their robes.  He does it by treating them with respect, and offering friendship.  Perhaps a lesson on *effective* social change, as opposed to shouting insults at each other? Amazing, and well worth a half hour. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORp3q1Oaezw

 

If 30 minutes is too much, here is a brief article telling the story  How one man convinced 200 KKK members to give up their robes  this article convinced me that the video was worth the time. 

Sep 19, 2019 - 1:59:28 PM
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95 posts since 8/25/2009

Mr. Davis wrote a whole book "Klan-destine relationships : a black man's odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan / Daryl Davis" about his experiences that I strongly recommend. It is almost too much to believe, but I do.

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:14:40 PM
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Mooooo

USA

7123 posts since 8/20/2016

My buddy Grisha Zotov from Grad School made one, and I get a kick out of watching it, because he uses the word "dude" so much in real life when he's talking with his thick Ukrainian accent and doesn't use it once during his Ted Talk.

Sep 19, 2019 - 8:07:27 PM

8943 posts since 1/15/2005

Mike Rowe is awesome ...... great head on his shoulders! Lots of common sense.

Sep 19, 2019 - 9:14:53 PM

52323 posts since 12/14/2005

Well, OF COURSE he's brilliant.

because...

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Mike Rowe - Wikipedia

Michael Gregory Rowe (born March 18, 1962) :6 is an American television host and narrator
 
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just trying to live up to the name.

Edited by - mike gregory on 09/19/2019 21:16:11

Sep 20, 2019 - 9:16:18 AM

hoodoo

Canada

521 posts since 10/6/2017

quote:
Originally posted by banjo bill-e

Powerful TEDtalk with Daryl Davis, a black man who has convinced many KKK members to hang up their robes.  He does it by treating them with respect, and offering friendship.  Perhaps a lesson on *effective* social change, as opposed to shouting insults at each other? Amazing, and well worth a half hour. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORp3q1Oaezw

 

If 30 minutes is too much, here is a brief article telling the story  How one man convinced 200 KKK members to give up their robes  this article convinced me that the video was worth the time. 


I first heard of Darryl Davis' story by way of this podcast : http://loveandradio.org/2014/02/the-silver-dollar/

Sep 20, 2019 - 8:39:14 PM

Paul R

Canada

11637 posts since 1/28/2010

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