• A constitutional convention: How well would it work? (1979) | ARCHIVES
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    A constitutional convention: How well would it work? (1979) | ARCHIVES

    Announcer: From the nation’s capital, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents Public Policy Forums, a series of programs featuring the nation’s top authorities presenting their differing views on the vital issues which confront us. Today’s topic, “A Constitutional Convention: How Well Would it Work?” Peter Hackes: The politicians and the pollsters these days all seem to agree vast numbers of Americans want the federal government to stop its deficit spending and balance the budget. Some want it done through congressional legislations. Others are insisting that it take the form of a constitutional amendment ordering Congress to balance the budget. Some Balance the Budget Amendment advocates say the…

  • Advocate for social justice, freedom of movement and children’s rights #351 Ilona
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    Advocate for social justice, freedom of movement and children’s rights #351 Ilona

    I worked for a comms agency that’s worked with the European Delegation as Slovenia was preparing to join the EU. We had a referendum of our own and it was the vast majority of people, I think about 89%, voted to join the EU. And so I really grew to believe in the dream of why Europe had been set up, or the European Union had come about as a way of integrating countries. I came to London originally to study, I did Social Psychology, and I was interested in a career in a social justice organisation, particularly working with children and young people. We’re doing a lot at the…

  • Trainees Who Claim They Weren’t Properly Trained – Jocko Willink and Echo Charles
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    Trainees Who Claim They Weren’t Properly Trained – Jocko Willink and Echo Charles

    what do I say to someone I’ve trained and later claims this person claims that a certain thing was not covered in the training in addition to the questions is obviously excuses obviously excuses so this is a this is a really pretty common question of how do you handle these situations and I’ve actually been lucky enough in my life to have run a lot of training into a lot of different situations mostly in the military and I’ve absolutely had this happen and there’s one thing that I do when this happens and you can probably guess what it is I take ownership of it so check it…

  • The Rule of Law
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    The Rule of Law

    Welcome to the best little strip mall in San Clemente. It’s offers one-stop shopping for your pursuit of happiness, from condoms, to beer, to bongs, cheap pizza, donuts, cigarettes, and lotto tickets. It’s got easy money if you plan a shopping spree and tools of war if things head south in a hurry. Almost anybody can find something to like here. More importantly though, almost anybody can find something to dislike, to criticize as pornographic, addictive, and/or dangerous. And yet this strip mall stands. It stands as a monument to the virtues of toleration, liberty, and free trade. For all this, we can thank the rule of law. The rule…

  • The Unstoppable Power of Letting Go | Jill Sherer Murray | TEDxWilmingtonWomen
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    The Unstoppable Power of Letting Go | Jill Sherer Murray | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

    Translator: Phuong Cao Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Letting go can make you unstoppable. I know because I let go of a relationship and reclaimed my life. And I know that letting go can create the best of change for each and everyone of you. Let me tell you a story. When I was 41, the death of a relationship showed me how to truly let go of what wasn’t working. See, up until that time, I didn’t really think about the future. I kind of lived my life like a dog – moment to moment. I chased balls, I ate whatever I could find on the ground. (Laughter) And…

  • Safe and Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance
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    Safe and Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

    Terrorism is very scary, especially when it happens close to home and not in some faraway place. Nobody likes to be afraid, and we were eager to make the fear go away. So we demanded more security. In the last decade, it’s become increasingly normal for civil liberties to be eroded and for government agencies to spy on citizens, to collect and store their personal information. Regardless of whether you’re a fan of right- or left-wing policies, this affects every one of us. So we have to take a look at the data and ask ourselves honestly, “Has all of this actually made us safer?” In the aftermath of 9/11,…

  • Noam Chomsky – Problems of Knowledge & Freedom (Ideas at the House)
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    Noam Chomsky – Problems of Knowledge & Freedom (Ideas at the House)

    Tonight at the University of Sydney, Professor Noam Chomsky will be awarded Australia’s only international prize for peace. Last night, Noam Chomsky delivered the City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture in the Sydney Town Hall. Now, Noam Chomsky, as you know, has been leading at least three very busy distinguished lives – linguist, philosopher and political activist. A great number of questions were submitted to the Opera House for this session. They fell into broadly a dozen categories, and I’m going to put a question to Professor Chomsky in each category that will attempt to reflect the thrust, the main thrust, of your interests. We will also try and take…

  • Freedom’s Feast 2019: Multifaith Seder for Justice
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    Freedom’s Feast 2019: Multifaith Seder for Justice

    How intertwined our histories and our stories are Of the places to which we cannot go back But those places that we move forward to create a new story [chanting] In what ways are we free? In what ways are we not free? And that’s what we are here to do today, as we remember sacred stories across multiple faiths What if for one night the measure of our liberation was not the height of our joy, but the depth of our sorrow. Let’s all wake up to what is happening around us The way we treat our planet is directly related to the way we treat one another It…