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Revealed: the rise and rise of populist rhetoric | World news | The Guardian
Funded by theguardian.org, a US-based non-profit, Hawkins trained 46 paid researchers to identify populist discourse in speeches in 13 different languages. They analysed four speeches for each leader’s term in office, and an average was taken for an overall populism score.
text  dj  speeches  populism  politics  Guardian 
19 days ago by paulbradshaw
Opinion | Luke Perry Had a Stroke and Died. I Had One and Lived.
March 5, 2019 | The New York Times | By Kara Swisher, Contributing Opinion Writer.

Kara Swisher was 49 years old, healthy and had none of the conditions--symptoms--like high blood pressure that might predict a stroke...yet she had one after arriving in Hong Kong after a long flight...not hydrating or walking around enough on the long flight to Hong Kong, created what the doctor, who immediately started the treatment of anticoagulant drugs and others, called a “hole in one.”.....The idea of death — the absolute nearness of it — has been ever-present for Kara Swisher. Since her dad died, she's lived her life as if she had no time at all or very little, making the kinds of choices of someone who knew that tomorrow might indeed be her last.

[Stanford University in 2005 by the Apple founder and tech visionary Steve Jobs:

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been no for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.]

.....Sometimes {Steve Jobs'] urgency manifested itself in inspiration, sometimes in meanness, sometimes in humor, sometimes in seriousness. But it was always urgent.......[recast in my words...I have both the privilege to live more days on earth and the awareness that those days are limited.

Be tough-minded going forward--Basically, I don’t have the time to be so careless in what I do and I don’t have the time to not to ask the same of you.].........You get this kind of nudge again and again from death. It is, as the Buddhist teacher Frank Ostaseski noted, “a secret teacher hiding in plain sight.” Luke Perry’s death was yet another lesson from that teacher. ....... Mr. Perry’s Dylan McKay, who was given to saying things like, “The only person you can trust in this world is yourself.”
'90s  actors  death  hydration  It's_up_to_me  Kara_Swisher  long-haul  Luke_Perry  midlife  mini-stroke  mybestlife  op-ed  tips  speeches  Stanford  Steve_Jobs  strokes  symptoms  television  travel  urgency 
19 days ago by jerryking
Valentina Alazraki
I am a correspondent in Rome and in the Vatican for Televisa, Mexican television. I followed the end of the Pontificate of St. Pope Paul VI, the 33 days of the Pontificate of John Paul I,the entire Pontificates of St. John Paul II, Benedict XVI and now Pope Francis. I have covered 150 journeys with the latter three Popes...For a mother there are no first or second-class children; there are strongerchildren and more vulnerable ones. Nor are there first and second-class children for the Church. Her seemingly more important children, as are you, bishops and cardinals (I dare not say the Pope), are no more so than any other boy, girl or young person who has experienced the tragedy of being the victim of abuse by a priest.What is the Church’s mission? To preach the Gospel. But to do so she needs a moral guide; coherence between what one preaches and what one lives is the basis of being a credible institution, worthy of trust and respect I remember Pope Benedict XVI’s words during the flight to Lisbon, when he told us that the greatest persecution of the Church comes not from external enemies but arises from sins within her.Pope Francis always reminds us that the devil enters through the pockets, and
he is absolutely right. Transparency will help you to fight economic corruption.In processing internal information, from the ground up, we have learned even from various nuncios, and I can testify to this, that there have been cases of coverup, obstacles barring access to the Pope of the time,.. I must say it, to a courageous Pope like Benedict XVI, that this scandal was made public and the tumour eradicated. 1) Put the victims in first place 2) Allow yourselves to seek advice 3) ‘Professionalize’ your communications.Pope Francis has asked the participants in this meeting to meet the victims, to listen to them and to be available to them before coming to Rome.The Pope has told us that he meets them regularly, at Santa Marta, that he considers them a of his priority. You should do the same; I do not believe you have less time than the Pope.As I take my leave I thank Pope Francis for having expressed his gratitude, before the Curia last December, for the work of journalists, who have been honest and objective in uncovering predatory priests and have made victims’ voices heard.
catholic  speeches  summits 
29 days ago by thomas.kochi
Celebrating Sojourner Truth: “Ain’t I a Woman” and its legacy - Vox
Start Black History Month by reading one of the greatest speeches in American rhetoric.
history  speeches 
5 weeks ago by po
Icebreaker speach @ Toastmasters | Attracting Success
financial freedom through smart real estate investmentsIn the book Risk-Free Retirement: The Complete Canadian Planning Guide, the authors predict that at age 65, 1% of people will be wealthy, 4% of people will have an adequate income to retire on, 36% will be dead, and 59% will be dead broke.
icebreaker  speeches 
6 weeks ago by dula
3 Ways to Be Good at Group Discussion - wikiHow
Group discussions are a great way to get things done. You can explore a topic, come up with a plan of action, or solve an issue, just to name a few.[1] To be good at group discussions, you have to contribute, but you also must help to keep the group going in a positive direction. If you're leading the group, it's your job to facilitate discussion and make sure the group stays on topic.
pol.505  groupwork  speeches  class 
7 weeks ago by Jibarosoy
The MLK Speech We Need Today Is Not the One We Remember Most
King called the U.S. “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.”..or King, standing against racial and economic inequality also demanded a recognition that those problems were inseparable from the military-industrial complex and capitalism itself. King saw “the war as an enemy of the poor,” as young black men were sent to “guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem.” “If America’s soul becomes totally poisoned,” King said, “part of the autopsy must read Vietnam.”What made King truly radical was his desire to act on this empathy for people not like himself, neither black nor American. For him, there was “no meaningful solution” to the war without taking into account Vietnamese people, who were “the voiceless ones.” Recognizing their suffering from far away, King connected it with the intimate suffering of African Americans at home.King argued for an ever expanding moral solidarity that would include those we think of as the enemy: “Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy’s point of view … For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.”This was the dream of King’s that I prefer–the vision of a difficult and ever expanding kinship, extending not only to those whom we consider near and dear, but also to the far and the feared.
Time  icons  speeches  ideas  counter-view  America  Vietnam 
9 weeks ago by thomas.kochi
Trump Touts Border Wall In San Antonio, Which Has No Wall And Isn't On The Border : politics
Donald Trump has issues staying on topic. It ties into his talent as a candidate, where he's great at dodging topics and talking only about what he wants to talk about. This is almost always done defensively which leads me to believe that this was a natural defensive tactic on his behalf that has been subconsciously honed through decades of use. As this is a natural reaction of his, you'll often see him struggle with it when soliloquizing. His oral defensive posture necessitates an opponent. Without one he struggles to make sense. This is most likely why Trump uses fictional conversations so much. Talking about them as if they were in the past, as hypothetical ones or your run-of-the-mill strawmen. The infamous part of that speech shows this. He barely uses any artificial opponents at all, but takes on a defensive posture regardless. This leads him down a rabbit hole of incomprehensible tangents that I'll make sense of below.
politics  speeches 
9 weeks ago by ramitsethi
The Oratory Laboratory
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11 weeks ago by eaconley
I'm Jason Swadley Canon, an award-winning public speaker and speechwriter, and together—from the boardroom to the ballroom—we'll make your words radiant.
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11 weeks ago by eaconley
Ubi et Orbi: Pope Francis dedicates Christmas speech to fraternal love
The face of God has been revealed in a human face. It did not appear in an angel, but in one man, born in a specific time and place. By his incarnation, the Son of God tells us that salvation comes through love, acceptance, respect for this poor humanity of ours, which we all share in a great variety of races, languages, and cultures. Yet all of us are brothers and sisters in humanity!Our differences, then, are not a detriment or a danger; they are a source of richness. As when an artist is about to make a mosaic: it is better to have tiles of many colours available, rather than just a few!The experience of families teaches us this: as brothers and sisters, we are all different from each other. We do not always agree, but there is an unbreakable bond uniting us, and the love of our parents helps us to love one another. The same is true for the larger human family, but here, God is our “parent”, the foundation and strength of our fraternity.
pope  Christmas  catholic  speeches 
12 weeks ago by thomas.kochi
Michael Lewis and the parable of the lucky man taking the extra cookie
Great advice to Princeton graduates (and all of us): "All of you have been faced with the extra cookie. All of you will be faced with many more of them. In time you will find it easy to assume that you deserve the extra cookie. For all I know, you may. But you’ll be happier, and the world will be better off, if you at least pretend that you don’t."
michaellewis  commencement  speeches  luck  philosophy  ethics  entitlement 
12 weeks ago by warnick
The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever : NPR
We’ve hand-picked over 350 addresses going back to 1774. Search by name, school, date or theme.
explore  speeches  npr 
12 weeks ago by goodbyedelicious
Pope Francis tells Curia: 'Spare no effort' in bringing abusers to justice
“It is undeniable that some in the past, out of irresponsibility, disbelief, lack of training, inexperience, or spiritual and human short-sightedness, treated many cases without the seriousness and promptness that was due. That must never happen again. This is the choice and the decision of the whole Church,”“The strength of any institution does not depend on its being composed of men and women who are perfect (something impossible!), but on its willingness to be constantly purified, on its capacity to acknowledge humbly its errors and correct them; and on its ability to get up after falling down,”The pope used the Biblical story of King David to analyze the sins of “abuses of power and conscience and sexual abuse.The pope also thanked the journalists who shed light on the cases of sex abuse within the Church, “who were honest and objective and sought to unmask these predators and to make their victims’ voices heard.””“Let us all remember that only David’s encounter with the prophet Nathan made him understand the seriousness of his sin. Today we need new Nathans to help so many Davids rouse themselves from a hypocritical and perverse life,
C.Herald  catholic  scandals  pope  speeches 
december 2018 by thomas.kochi
How To Give A Great Short Speech - Business Insider
You can find a lot of advice out there on how to give a big speech on front of a big audience —b ut how often do most of us do that? More often, you're likely asked to take a few minutes to address a smaller group — sometimes with little or no warning. The next time that happens to you, here are seven things to keep in mind.
Pol.11  Pol.12  speeches  presentation  Public_Speaking 
december 2018 by Jibarosoy

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