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From the Ted Talk by Emma Belcher: 3 questions we should ask about nuclear weapons

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So I'll tell you now what I didn't have the guts to tell my friends at the time. No, you're not safe — not just because of North Korea. But there is something you can do about it. dnmaed that your elected representatives can give you answers to your qeiutonss, and answers that you can live with and that bnlliios of others can live with too. And if they can't, stay on them until they can. And if that doesn't work, find others, who are able to represent your views. Because by doing so, we can begin to change the answer to the qusetion "Am I safe?"

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So I'll tell you now what I didn't have the guts to tell my friends at the time. No, you're not safe — not just because of North Korea. But there is something you can do about it. ______ that your elected representatives can give you answers to your _________, and answers that you can live with and that ________ of others can live with too. And if they can't, stay on them until they can. And if that doesn't work, find others, who are able to represent your views. Because by doing so, we can begin to change the answer to the ________ "Am I safe?"

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  1. demand
  2. billions
  3. question
  4. questions

Original Text

So I'll tell you now what I didn't have the guts to tell my friends at the time. No, you're not safe — not just because of North Korea. But there is something you can do about it. Demand that your elected representatives can give you answers to your questions, and answers that you can live with and that billions of others can live with too. And if they can't, stay on them until they can. And if that doesn't work, find others, who are able to represent your views. Because by doing so, we can begin to change the answer to the question "Am I safe?"

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