I'm so pleased to be here for your FIRST online Better Angels event!
So good to see the of you I met at the convention…Don Byrd, Luke Phillips
How cool is THIS?!! A Thoughtful Debate happening in the United States...who'd have thunk it?!
Very similar to how to applaud a deaf-blind speaker -- we pound the floor with our feet so they can feel the vibrations at the podium.
a shortcut to Bang is to hold down the space bar with one hand and bang with the other, then release the space bar
I am using my phone mute, as it is easier. Is that ok?
Yes, Rob Lee, do what is easy for you
Del, what does holding the space bar do? It doesn’t seem to unmute me.
Don, it works when you have focus on the Zoom window. It works on Macintosh, at least.
Ah, got it; thanks.
Yes, if you have recently clicked on the chat or participant panel, you will need to click anywhere on the display of speakers to give that the focus
Hi, Jason. Good to see that you’re here. We’ll get the debate started soon.
I don't see a raised hand image
I don’t see the raised hand image either
It’s not exactly an image, it’s a button in the lower right hand corner that says “raise hand”. Lower right hand corner of the attendees window.
You need to click on participant and chat at the bottom, then you'll see raise hand partway down the panel.
great question, Marly!
Thank you Jacob! BY THE WAY, I am originally from Brazil. :)
Marly, what part of Brazil?
Once someone has started to talk, we'll lower all hands. You'll have to raise your hand again, to differentiate speakers from questioners.
Immanuel how did you get a hold of my childhood bio?
I banged my desk so hard, Immanuel - the camera fell off...(:
You said it, Imanual -- need to be patient with ourselves!
Not an analogy Immanuel. You stole my bio! Shoplifting, car wreck. Don’t talk about the time I didn’t get stopped in Missouri with marijuana.
Good job Immanuel! :)
Immanuel, well done. You're getting at the *way* we criticize so effectively...a good parent offers "critique" of their kids all the time - but never to the point of "you stupid kid!" So much of this centers on the intent...are we condemning an irredemable country/child...or loving them by teaching them + highlighting ways to improve?
Immanuel, bravo! Well spoken and absolutely accurate! Impressive!
Well said, Ron!
I don’t think we are supposed to argue the points here, but since it is out there, I have to say that personifying the country is a false analogy, in the same way that a corporation being looked at as a person creates great problems. Well said, but I think off the point.
that’s true folks - please don’t argue points out here. encouragements good tho!
That mural was the work of a Russian émigré and Communist named Victor Arnautoff
Will do, April...easy to slip into more arguments in the comment thread. I did the same thing.
Great job Matt
Thinking outside the box
(I meant to say that 10 minutes ago, sorry.)
I'd like to propose a possible tradition for our newly inaugurated Better Angels ONLINE Debates...that we "take a picture together" at the end of the debate. 1-2-3 "smile!" and one of us (or any of us) can take a screenshot?
jacob are you able to do that?
i can ask people to smile
Great experience, thanks you! Really impressed with how well the technology worked. Great job all