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Dear TED, please answer!

I am jazzed by an opportunity fate has presented to open people’s minds, and this is a call to enroll you in helping. With the enormous outreach TED has, I’d like to hitch my wagon to them re-opening the case they had against me. What I’d like to use for that is the still ongoing viral spread of a talk that caused them to cancel my license for a TEDx production that was two weeks away from delivery. I went on to produce TEDx West Hollywood under my own auspice, and since then have been looking for any chance to get TED to publicly reconsider what they had done. If they posted the talks they objected to, the public could have a conversation about what belongs in the realm of appropriate subject matter versus the woo woo they had branded me with.

The gift I’ve been given is the talk that Russell Targ gave, which all of a sudden and without any promotion has hit 1,296,966 views and has 3,755 comments! This is evidence that it’s a topic worth spreading, that’s enlightening and moving people rather than belonging in the garbage dump that TED relegated it to. I’ve asked TED, with no response from them, to post that talk and one other, by Larry Dossey, that they also objected to, and to ask their audience what they think about the appropriateness of putting these talks on a TED stage. This would have far-reaching implications because right now Wikipedia is distortedly labeling things that don’t conform to the scientific materialism, that is taken for gospel today, as pseudoscience. This exclusive credence to what is external and objective helps keep our worldview anchored in greed instead of in the compassion we would feel if we recognized the interconnection of everything that these talks tune us into.

PLEASE listen to 4 minutes of Graham Hancock in a radio interview that should get your dander up enough to email chris@TED.com with your opinion.

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Banned TED Talk about Psychic Abilities, by Russell Targ

This is a talk I produced. As of today, it has 881,025 views, 12,198 likes, and 10,641 shares !!!!! Without having seen this talk or talks by Larry Dossey, MD and Marianne Williamson, TED decided that my fully sponsored TEDx West Hollywood program was unacceptable and cancelled my license. They said: “If your program is allowed to proceed, it will truly damage other TEDx organizers’ ability to recruit scientists and other speakers.” I had two weeks to regroup and I paid for putting on the program myself. Do you think these talks are unacceptable or do you think they belong on TED’s stage?

Read more about Russell Targ and the TED situation here.

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