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 Gore would like to see a movement called, "Occupy Democracy"
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Posted: Mar 12 2012, 11:16 PM
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It was weird. I clicked on a twitter link that said "Technology will become part of your brain." (I didn't like the sound of that at all, but in this same article, there happened to be info. about Gore. He apparently made an appearance in Austin today. (Dang, I missed it) What he had to say appears later in the article.

http://www.chron.com/business/article/Tech...ain-3401133.php

'Occupy Democracy'

Also Monday:

1 Former Vice President Al Gore appeared with Plaxo co-founder and entrepreneur Sean Parker. The U.S. democracy has been "hacked," Gore said, adding: "I would like to see a new movement called 'Occupy Democracy.' "

With that, he and Parker launched into their vision of what needs to be done to get to the truth of what's happening in politics and the world, and to create a populace that cares about what's going on. Television can take part of the blame, Gore said, pointing to a statistic about average Americans spending five hours a day glued to their sets.

Social media are key, but they need to go beyond the superficial and engage people in a more meaningful way, Parker said.
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Posted: Mar 13 2012, 09:41 AM
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Where do i sign Al i'm all for it.
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Posted: Mar 13 2012, 12:44 PM
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Wayne in WA State
Posted: Mar 13 2012, 12:48 PM
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It is very likely that humans of the future will have various computer chips or other technological enhancements as part of our daily lives, probably embedded in our bodies. Whether that's a good thing, a bad thing, or how society will deal with this situation is a very serious question.
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Posted: Mar 13 2012, 01:41 PM
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I agree that it's a serious issue, and disturbing, to say the least. This may sound naive or old-fashioned, but why do we NEED so much technology? There is such a thing as too much technology and I fail to see the value in things like embedded computer chips. :?:
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Posted: Mar 13 2012, 04:47 PM
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QUOTE (Wayne in WA State @ Mar 13 2012, 12:48 PM)
It is very likely that humans of the future will have various computer chips or other technological enhancements as part of our daily lives, probably embedded in our bodies. Whether that's a good thing, a bad thing, or how society will deal with this situation is a very serious question.
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Posted: Mar 13 2012, 05:45 PM
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Resistance may be futile, but they'd still never catch me alive. :D

Oh, how that brings back memories. :rolleyes: Where for art thou Chad?

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Posted: Mar 13 2012, 09:53 PM
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I never understand why debbie downers always see the negatives in everything

imagine how many millions of people lived decades and decades using brand new drugs and futuristic items back in the 1920s and 1940s, etc.

If people don't go forward, they die.

Chips would be a good thing.
One day, who wouldn't want to have a scanner like instrument able to heal ones body like they did on Star Trek?

Why does the downers have to have such paranoia?

The glass is half full and those with a half full glass have nutrition and fortification at hand.
A glass half empty better be left at that, so the person holding the glass dies
without taking a sip.

It was 78 degrees today on March 13, 2012. After all the snow last year, who
gives a spit why it was so warm, enjoying the time spent outside today was reward in itself.
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Posted: Mar 14 2012, 12:07 AM
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Exactly who is it, Clay, that see the negative in everything?

You wanna have a computer chip in your brain? Go for it. Scan away. No one is stopping you. But no thanks. I can think for myself. I don't need computer chips thinking for me. God forbid. They'd probably mess that up and put your brain in my head instead of a computer chip. (Posted Image)

Sure, some technology is great, like people having artificial limbs or cures for illnesses, etc. But computer chips? I've read articles on some of that stuff. Sounds scary to me.

We're all going to die someday unfortunately. I'd rather live my life out as a human rather than half human, half machine/robot.

Some days the glass is half full, some days half empty. That's life. Actually the glass has been misrepresented. It is actually all full - half with water and the other half with air. :laugh: :clap: Somebody around here will know where I got that from. :rolleyes:
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Posted: Mar 14 2012, 01:05 AM
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I would rather on election day, say 2000, every single person in America had a chip in them, and there was bonafide proof that every single person who went to vote that day, voted, and had their vote counted for the candidate they voted for.

only way to get those paranoid about everything cured, is for 100% total repudiation of the republicanteapartylibertariansextremists forever.

one can't fight the future unless they secretly pine to be back in the past
(which sure seems like the tea party to me...back in the oh so comforting days
when those pesky minorities were not a problem voting, as they had no rights,
and neither did woman)(sarcasm dripping here).
yeah, back to the past

you know, it never was so good as the mind recalls in the past and one cannot
run away "over the rainbow" to the past even if one only remembers the good thing about the past (which people tend to do, why put memories in bad stuff).

nobody is taking anyone's rights away.


btw- Al Gore was speaking at Southbysouthwest, a major event in the record-movie industry each year in Austin.

and texan4gore, you can't just separate a phrase Al Gore says one day, without encompassing all.
Al Gore is not going to vote for the tea party, the libertarian party or a republican in 2012. count on it. bet on it. He won't.

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Posted: Mar 14 2012, 01:57 AM
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We don't need computer chips to see that the votes are actually counted for who the person voted for. We need honest politicians!! But out of the goodness or my heart, I'll donate my computer chip to you so you can have two!! :clap:

Actually, it sounds like you are advocating for a totalitarian or authoritarian system.

Talk about paranoid. Anytime someone laments to the "old days," you automatically think it's racially motivated. Well, I have fond memories of times when families spent more time together, when things were simpler. Of course, there's always going to be some bad in any era. Those aren't the things I'm thinking of. You mention racist stuff, well, you can't say that racist stuff doesn't go on today, and in some ways, it can still be pretty bad.

And I beg to differ about infringement of our rights. But again, as long as it's your side, it don't matter, I guess.

And I'm well aware that Gore is not going to vote for some tea party candidate. Hell, I wouldn't want him to. I do think Rocky Anderson or Jill Stein sound good though. But that's just my opinion.
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Posted: Mar 14 2012, 11:52 AM
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-...has-been-hacked

Al Gore says 'democracy has been hacked'
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ACTION RANGER: During a presentation at the South By Southwest festival in Texas, former US Vice-President Al Gore urged people to get involved with a new Occupy Democracy movement.

In a wide-ranging talk about the Internet and government, Al Gore urged the techie crowd at South By Southwest to use digital tools to improve government.

The former vice president sat for a conversation with Napster co-founder and Web entrepreneur Sean Parker on Monday at SXSW in a flashy tete-a-tete that drew an audience of thousands at the Austin Convention Center and more viewers via a live stream.

"Our democracy has been hacked," said Gore, framing Washington gridlock and the effects of special interest money in digital terms.

To fix what he called a no-longer functional US government, Gore urged the audience to begin a new "Occupy Democracy" movement. He pushed for the creation and implementation of digital tools and social media to "change the democratic conversation."

Gore talked of a "Wiki-democracy" of "digital flash mobs calling out the truth" and "a government square that holds people accountable."

Parker, who was famously portrayed by Justin Timberlake in The Social Network, has gotten into politics by investing in Votizen, an online network of voters that leverages social networks to campaign for their issues. He also sits on the board of NationBuilder, which also seeks to organize political change.

Parker said he believes social media is only its infancy of what it can do to spur action. He cited the Internet rally against the Stop Online Piracy Act as a hint of the power of social networks. He called the protest "Nerd Spring," alluding to the Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East.

Both Gore and Parker derided the dominant role of television in elections and political dialogue. Change, Parker said, won't come from within the political system.

To applause, Gore added; "I can confirm that."
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Posted: Mar 17 2012, 06:58 AM
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I think Al Gore should be the Americans Elect candidate for President ... he would easily win the general election.
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Posted: Mar 17 2012, 11:29 AM
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QUOTE (alpha-gore-omega @ Mar 17 2012, 05:58 AM)
I think Al Gore should be the Americans Elect candidate for President ... he would easily win the general election.

Gore is actually listed on the Americans Elect website. I'm just not sure who is funding that website. I've heard good and bad things about it.
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Posted: Mar 17 2012, 12:50 PM
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ACTUALLY, all it would lead to would be Al Gore taking Ralph Nader's place.

Ralph Nader made 3rd parties a bad idea forever in American politics.

I have not heard one good idea about this group, and suspect it is more from the racists and as they used to say John Birch society, who hate Obama for no other reason that his race (like Ron Paul groups).

I suspect their idea also is illegal, in that, they cannot assure that people voting won't already have voted in their states primary, giving those people 2 votes not just one as allowed.

But it goes iwthout saying that, in what world would a 3rd party take Obama voters?
Obama voters are for Obama. That is about 50%.

and the rightwing hates Al Gore and has done everything in their power to repudiate him and global warming (figure that is 35% of the voters.

All that would be left, thanks to Ralph Nader in 2000, is about the same % or much less, than voted for Nader.

2000 insured 3rd parties will never win.
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