Favorite Videos

Just a few videos that are worth the time to watch (some by me, some are by others).

Inspiration

Simon Sinek: Millennials in the workplacehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hER0Qp6QJNU (15 minutes)

It starts sounding like a cliche, broad brushing swipe against millennials, but gets much deeper into problems in society today, that are certainly not unique to that generation. Best 15 minute analysis of human nature and interactions you’ll watch all week. More from Simon:

Phil Hansen: Embrace the Shakehttp://www.ted.com/talks/phil_hansen_embrace_the_shake (10 minutes)

It’s a fantastic speech/story about how limitations can expand us as we work around them, or adapt to them. Human willpower and creativity can find a way to conquer obstacles.

Toastmasters speeches

I enjoy taking controversial issues, and then looking at parts of them in ways that others might not have thought of. While I don’t take myself to seriously, I’ve stepped on others toes — hence, that these were under a pseudonym (Sue Denim).

Abortion – Roe v Wadehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ifdXQIRpwE

Understanding that you can both agree with a ruling and oppose it: both agreeing with the decision, and recognizing that there was no authority to make it. Liking the ends, and hating the means — and knowing the means will result in decades of friction.

Understanding the Economic Crisishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6AWLqX3_q8

2009 Presentation on the basics of economics (schools of thought), a high level overview of why we had the 2007-2008 financial crisis, and why I predicted Obama-nomics wasn’t going to help the economy much.

The other sidehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEIUK6oURQY

Speech on thinking about the “other side” of Gandhi, MLK and Tankman. Who are the real heroes?

Unintended Consequenceshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoojg380ZeE

Eliminating onshore drilling increased risks, as happened with offshore drilling. 55 MPH speed limits and light rail increased pollution (and accidents) and hurts poor people. Causes have effects, and here’s a few of them that progressive voters don’t often think about.

Understanding the Global Warming Debatehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1JCWLfT0TM

Trying to educate folks on just the basics needed to have an intelligent discussion on global warming. What is it, where are the disagreements and questions, and why do so many top scientists and informed people think it’s become political and that the “scare” is overblown?

Comedy

Bob Nelson’s Football is my lifehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BerJdS2VJhA

This guy is hysterical, at least he was back when comedy could make fun of things that weren’t politically correct. I saw this when it was first created, and couldn’t forget it as something that just cracked me up. Probably because I was in WaterPolo and we made fun of football players.

Brazen Shamelessnesshttps://youtu.be/iGP9KKvmd84

How I earned my superpower, with the help of poison oak and public humiliation in Junior High School

Politics

Understanding Benghazihttps://youtu.be/ZGk5yRDTc-4

How can you tell Hillary was lying? A: Her lips were moving. This was just a few of the lies told about Benghazi. As her husband said about Richard Nixon, “There is no question that making false statements to government officials and interfering with the FBI and the CIA is an impeachable offense."