Just a few videos that are worth the time to watch... some by me, some are by others. From motivational speakers, to life experiences, toastmasters speeches, and a little politics and comedy to break things up. I think each of these is worth the time invested.
- 1 Inspiration
- 2 The Darker side of reality
- 3 Toastmasters speeches
- 3.1 Abortion – Roe v Wade - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ifdXQIRpwE
- 3.2 Understanding the Economic Crisis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6AWLqX3_q8
- 3.3 The other side - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEIUK6oURQY
- 3.4 Unintended Consequences - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoojg380ZeE
- 3.5 Understanding the Global Warming Debate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1JCWLfT0TM
- 4 Comedy
- 5 Politics
Simon Sinek: Millennials in the workplace - https://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:
- Top 10 Rules For Success: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJxQ2kUGJkA (52 minutes)
- Why leaders eat last: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReRcHdeUG9Y (45 minutes)
- If You Don't Understand People, You Don't Understand Business: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llKvV8_T95M (30 mins)
- Facebook - Millenials in workplace: https://www.facebook.com/deltaprotective/videos/10157890106040640/ (15 minutes) 
Phil Hansen: Embrace the Shake - http://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.
- My story of watching the video, and what it meant to me: Embrace the shake - http://igeek.com/0842
- Adobe MAX version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCrGU0xr1MQ (12 minutes)
The Darker side of reality
While I don't like these kinds of stories, they are necessary to understanding life.
Tells a story about a victim of Social Justice Warriors -- all noble crybullies, net-raping someone for the unforgivable crime of telling a joke that some could choose to take wrong. Long before I watched this must-watch video before you are qualified to play on the Internet, I learned when something sounded horrible and atrocious, I would first question the victim of my assumptions, and ask them what did they mean by that. Sometimes, my worst assumptions were dead on-target. But often, they were not. And thus any reaction I might have done (but didn't), would have be based on my ignorance and not theirs. Since I'd learned this lesson decades ago, I tend to avoid becoming that which I hate. Or at least I take enough responsibility for my own actions, that I try.
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 Wade - https://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 Crisis - https://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.
- For a deeper understanding of the 2008 crash (in textual form), I suggest you read the following: http://igeek.com/1283
- Here’s Economics in 5 minutes - https://youtu.be/zUlLBOG57og
The other side - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEIUK6oURQY
Speech on thinking about the “other side” of Gandhi, MLK and Tankman. Who are the real heroes?
Unintended Consequences - https://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 Debate - https://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?
Bob Nelson’s Football is my life - https://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.
- Bob's website: http://www.bobnelson.com/
Brazen Shamelessness - https://youtu.be/iGP9KKvmd84
How I earned my superpower, with the help of poison oak and public humiliation in Junior High School
Understanding Benghazi - https://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."