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Woah you gotta see this. TED talks are a big cult.

Great joe rogan interview today.


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This video was posted last

This video was posted last March and theres another copy of it from February, dont know how you got "interview today". Still relevant though.

edit- Its from February 27, 2013, Joe Rogan Podcast #330

Didn't Bill Gates start the whole TED thing?

I don't know much about it. But I watch them every so often. I like hearing new ideas.

The freaky one I saw was sometime during the 2007/2008 election when some professor was talking about the evolution of a planet.

It has stages :

1. everyone becomes aware that they are all living on the same planet
2. the inhabitants of the planet start taking control of the climate of the planet.
3. the inhabitants understand that there is more information to be gained outside of the planet
4. Because inhabitants are now dealing extra-terrestrially the importance of Global Identity....

and it went on like that. I don't know how THAT one got sponsored by TED. It was more like science fiction. I will try to track that one down. I'm pretty sure it was posted here at the Daily Paul. Otherwise I don't know exactly how I would have come across it.

Gotta love

"scientists" who come up with these type of pronouncements based on....what? Their vast experience with evolving planet anthropology?? Science is overrated,not REAL science...but there is little of that going on these days.

I remember seeing a DP post about this subject

several months ago.

every big event is planned like this... TED talk's no different.

Joe Rogan is awesome and so is are the TED talks.

that said

I'm glad to see someone looking critically at the talks because if there were no controversy then most likely something is wrong.

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

This was TED

Please take a moment to watch. Then comment. Its not long !!


"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Graham Hancock

I've watched hours of him. Mindblowing. Atlantis was real.

Senator Peter Schiff 2016

I'm pretty involved with

I'm pretty involved with Toastmasters and I hear a lot about how great TED talks are and that they are life changing. I couldn't disagree more. They appear more like the church of Scientology to me than a group of 'do-gooders'. Do-gooders are doing more harm than good these days any ways.

Southern Agrarian

Ever hear this guy?

"As a member of Toastmasters I had to give weekly presentations..." -J.Sorenson[@7m53s] - http://youtu.be/UlFVUozGWyU

That's a video of a presentation he gave at the same conference as this guy...

At that conference Sheldrake gave this presentation...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0waMBY3qEA4 part one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRKvvxku5So part two

It is a discussion forum

They allow various opposing viewpoints to speak all the time. Most of the time it isn't even remotely controversial, they're just right. Other times, it's an interesting discussion even if you disagree. Some of them are a bit closed minded but most of them are quite reasonable.

This is essentially the same as saying anyone who uses the Internet is racist.

It's so completely idiotic to stifle communication! It baffles me why this upsets you or why you would want to prevent people from sharing their passions.

Sorry, I just don't have an

Sorry, I just don't have an ounce of care for TED

Southern Agrarian

TED is a process, not just a symposium

I don't know about the rest of them (TedX, TedActive, TedGlobal, TedFellows, etc.) but the main annual event has a contest that all members agree to participate in. After the presentations, the members vote on the best idea and then pledge support for a year to make their "One wish to change the world" happen. With the diverse capabilities of the hundreds of companies represented, they usually have a pretty good chance of success. This year (I think), they upped the included cash to a $1M prize to aid in funding it.

This year's winner Sugata Mitra won with his plan for open, cloud based education. While not all wishes are in line with DP members' hopes and fears, this one is an idea that all libertarians should be in strong support of.

“My wish is to help design the future of learning by supporting children all over the world to tap into their innate sense of wonder and work together. Help me build the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can embark on intellectual adventures by engaging and connecting with information and mentoring online. I also invite you, wherever you are, to create your own miniature child-driven learning environments and share your discoveries.”


TED is great, I've seen so many great talks on TED I can't count.

But this is interesting lol.

Sounds to me like the same old story:

As soon as some fledgling organization gets some notoriety and influence .. management suddenly start displaying power trip collectivist tendencies and get weird.

At this point in my life I have seen enough, to know that status and influence turns a lot of humans pretentious and weird.

A liitle creeepy

Yeah I don't know why but I've been like too creeped out or something to even watch these videos. I had NEVER heard of this until about 2 weeks ago and suddenly it's everywhere. What's happening?! ;)

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i am just as big a fan of ted as anyone else

but still interesting listening to his side

Control your time

Control your mind

The issue is with this clown,

The issue is with this clown, not TED. You do the TED talk to try and better the community, to get your knowledge out there, NOT TO MAKE A BUCK!

You wanna make a killing? Create your own platform, market it like crazy and then away you go!!!

The guy wasn't forced by gun point to do anything... now he's bitching and complaining like a little girl... pathetic! Moreover, I'll bet no one forced him to go to the cocktail parties, the talks yes, but I'll bet all the parties were optional.

Remember, there are two sides to every story, plus this guy is wearing a Budweiser label shirt... just some slacker Cali boy who doesn't want to be responsible to anyone but himself!

I love Joe, but he gives a voice to some of the biggest clowns sometimes....

No one is complaining over

the amount of money they are raking in. Joe was making a comment about how they took it all in and the people that actually make TED worthwhile don't receive a dime.

This is an argument of morals and ethics, not free market principles.

Is Scientology illegal? Certainly not. No one forces the people to join it (excluding the parents who indoctrinate their children), but there is most definitely a moral dilemma caused by it.

LOL! Down voting me is

LOL! Down voting me is basically admitting you're anti-business.

TED has a platform, makes money, and people keep coming each year to be on it... when enough guests stop coming or complain like this kid, then the platform will change or die!

Sorry to the bleeding hearts... maybe go find a Daily Obama website.

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I Have Seen Good And Bad

on TED. Not sure what to think. Nothing new there. I don't know what to think about a lot of things these days. Though I have posted a video here from TED that was about building houses out of used stuff I had a shock to see that the video from TED was sponsored by Goldman Sachs and so I went to get that video off of youtube instead. Good video, Bad TED sponsor!



These TED things- they are well known and praised, pop up on forums, my FB feed, Stumbleupon, and here a couple times. Yet, for some reason, I always choose not to watch them. They just seem weird.

I still like TED but they've been in trouble over cernsorship

over the last year or so.

One case was an economics talk very critical of the current administration called "Rich People Don't Create Jobs". It was deemed too "controversial"..

And then there's Ted Vieira's incredible talk on north american stone structures and giant (8+ feet tall) skeletons found in north america throughout history--

.. as well as a seeming coverup by the Smithsonian of what native americans were capable of. TED was criticized pretty heavily for this.

TED talks banned

TED still doesn't strike me as a cult, as there's too much credit given to all the individual contributors rather than a central figure (that founder guy).

The first TED talk you refer to

The "Rich People Don't Create Jobs" talk is hardly controversial and is critical of the administration for not doing enough. It's the same garbage you hear in college ECON classes; producers don't create jobs or stimulate growth, it's all consumers, so soak the rich because somehow it's the 'consumer want' magically stocking shelves.

The power to destroy a thing is the absolute control over it

Wasn't saying it's actually controversial

Just that that was the excuse for pulling it from TED


for front page.

face palm for the 2000 x 8000......

Brainwahing / mass hypnosis

of the most innovative minds? Sad, but not entirely surprising.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.


It's the only kind of mind over which the NWO demands direct control. Try the following search terms at duckduckgo.com (perhaps not all at once but try some combinations):

Aldous Huxley
Timothy Leary
Laurel Canyon
John Phillips
Black Dahlia
Man Ray
Bob Hope
Golden Dawn
Charles Manson
Bill Gates
Steve Jobs
Hunter Thompson
Rainbow bridge
Death Cult

sounds a bit cultish to me

I've been around quite a few cults in my younger years and I smell that crap a mile away now. These kinds of rules are not healthy.

Joe has such a healthy, no bullshit mind, I love listening to him. He is a man of many talents: comedian, TV host, commentator, and a martial artist with a spinning back kick that impresses even GSP:

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus