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From the Ted Talk by Jody Williams: A realistic vision for world peace

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We need a little bit of police; we need a little bit of military, but for dsfenee. We need to redefine what makes us secure in this world. It is not amirng our country to the teeth. It is not getting other countries to arm themselves to the teeth with the weapons that we produce and we sell them. It is using that money more rationally to make the ceunorits of the world secure, to make the people of the world secure. I was thinking about the recent ongoings in Congress, where the president is oirneffg 8.4 billion dollars to try to get the START vote. I certainly surppot the satrt vote. But he's offering 84 billion dollars for the modernizing of nuclear woapens. Do you know the figure that the U.N. talks about for flilnufilg the Millennium Development Goals is 80 billion dollars? Just that little bit of money, which to me, I wish it was in my bank account — it's not, but ... In global terms, it's a little bit of money. But it's going to modernize weapons we do not need and will not be gotten rid of in our lifetime, unless we get up off our ... and take action to make it happen, unless we begin to believe that all of the things that we've been heranig about in these last two days are elements of what come together to make human security. It is saving the tigers. It is stopping the tar sands. It is having access to maceidl epiuemnqt that can actually tell who does have cancer. It is all of those things. It is using our money for all of those things. It is about action.

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We need a little bit of police; we need a little bit of military, but for _______. We need to redefine what makes us secure in this world. It is not ______ our country to the teeth. It is not getting other countries to arm themselves to the teeth with the weapons that we produce and we sell them. It is using that money more rationally to make the _________ of the world secure, to make the people of the world secure. I was thinking about the recent ongoings in Congress, where the president is ________ 8.4 billion dollars to try to get the START vote. I certainly _______ the _____ vote. But he's offering 84 billion dollars for the modernizing of nuclear _______. Do you know the figure that the U.N. talks about for __________ the Millennium Development Goals is 80 billion dollars? Just that little bit of money, which to me, I wish it was in my bank account — it's not, but ... In global terms, it's a little bit of money. But it's going to modernize weapons we do not need and will not be gotten rid of in our lifetime, unless we get up off our ... and take action to make it happen, unless we begin to believe that all of the things that we've been _______ about in these last two days are elements of what come together to make human security. It is saving the tigers. It is stopping the tar sands. It is having access to _______ _________ that can actually tell who does have cancer. It is all of those things. It is using our money for all of those things. It is about action.

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  4. fulfilling
  5. weapons
  6. offering
  7. hearing
  8. defense
  9. arming
  10. countries
  11. support

Original Text

We need a little bit of police; we need a little bit of military, but for defense. We need to redefine what makes us secure in this world. It is not arming our country to the teeth. It is not getting other countries to arm themselves to the teeth with the weapons that we produce and we sell them. It is using that money more rationally to make the countries of the world secure, to make the people of the world secure. I was thinking about the recent ongoings in Congress, where the president is offering 8.4 billion dollars to try to get the START vote. I certainly support the START vote. But he's offering 84 billion dollars for the modernizing of nuclear weapons. Do you know the figure that the U.N. talks about for fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals is 80 billion dollars? Just that little bit of money, which to me, I wish it was in my bank account — it's not, but ... In global terms, it's a little bit of money. But it's going to modernize weapons we do not need and will not be gotten rid of in our lifetime, unless we get up off our ... and take action to make it happen, unless we begin to believe that all of the things that we've been hearing about in these last two days are elements of what come together to make human security. It is saving the tigers. It is stopping the tar sands. It is having access to medical equipment that can actually tell who does have cancer. It is all of those things. It is using our money for all of those things. It is about action.

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