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docmagik
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http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/62

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Here's a suggestion: Go to the first link, check out the numbers. Then click the "now" button at the top to reset everything to 0. Leave that window open.

Then go and watch the video in the second link in another window. It's about 17 minutes.

Then check out the stats in the first link after the 17 minutes.

Thoughts?

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It makes a lot of sense. If we can make life better for those who are worst off, then they can achieve more and help all the more.

It's like... John Rawl's principle of Maximin on crack? If we look to those who are truly the worst off, work to improve their condition, then the condition of all people improves.

I dunno, my two cents. Either way, I would like to see some action taken.

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I love TED. I watch at least one video every other day or so. I'm gonna run out soon!
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Thanks for both links.

I watched the TED talk with interest. The chap made some very good points and I was surprised that my list completelly at odds with the list created by the consensus.

It would be good to extend this thinking to within the governments of the G7...

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I really like TED as well.

I like this video, but the comments bother me.

People almost never fail to miss the point.

And the point of this one, I think, is summed up in his phrase, "a defense of boring problems."

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Hi! I've never been to TED before, but I was very pleased that humanitarian efforts topped the list. I think getting proper sanitation and nutrition in third world countries is so important. If we could just get those people in a position where they are living in more hygienic conditions, with less disease, they will be better able to sustain themselves. I think ensuring proper medical and prenatal care should be the next priority. Moms who are in good health themselves and who nurse their babies would be giving the next generation an awesome start.(As a prenatal health and nursing advocate, I had to add that last part!)
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