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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #90 on: June 23, 2018, 08:04 AM »
Here are other interesting videos and a few good clips.

What is the largest town in the world?
Some of you probably don't know the answer.


Is it Gaza city?

No

is it New York?

no.

Is it Jakarta?

No.

The answer is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP5QLZFsOlQ


Climate change: the crisis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nac_nIBD64


A tourist talking about Paris: 10 things he hated.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeV32Gs5Ork


The fall of Bitcoin. Is it worth anything?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kn6HxSPepI




some music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOGSqC7xds8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFOe5sGnQK0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7X6oYg6iro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPpr__dmFHc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM58kGx_xpU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df6-4da4eBE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbgKEjNBHqM

« Last Edit: June 23, 2018, 08:09 AM by scarface »

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #91 on: June 23, 2018, 12:30 PM »
Hi scarface!
You've posted so many documentaries that it's hard to keep up.

Do you have any select few ones(non depressing ones?) that are especially worth watching?
Same goes for movies; but I'd like some romantic ones if you got. I'm a sucker for that stuff.

Planning on saving a few and keeping on my phone for moments where I am not connected to this facinating fiber-connection.

I also apologize, I am a bit too lazy to search through the entire topic  ::)

Hope all is good with all of you!

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #92 on: June 23, 2018, 04:57 PM »
Hi scarface!
You've posted so many documentaries that it's hard to keep up.

Do you have any select few ones(non depressing ones?) that are especially worth watching?
Same goes for movies; but I'd like some romantic ones if you got. I'm a sucker for that stuff.

Planning on saving a few and keeping on my phone for moments where I am not connected to this facinating fiber-connection.

I also apologize, I am a bit too lazy to search through the entire topic  ::)

Hope all is good with all of you!

Hi shadow.97.
Not depressing ones? Unfortunatley, When it's informative and about society it's sometimes a bit depressing.
Well, I put a selection below, most of them are not referenced on the forum.


Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, and the cult of the Silicon Valley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta1DqI4xDRw

How large is tokyo?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP5QLZFsOlQ

Avocado, a positive superfood trend? The reports also deals with the environmental consequences of the popularity of the avocado.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05oMsK0-jjA

The lost world of Pompeii (I've been there)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOEBVWc8crI

The rich, the poor and the trash (you may consider that "depressing")
Actually, waste management is becoming a major issue in many countries like India, Lebanon...(And Oecd countries are not better at recycling waste, they used to export them). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_e7eFSkEjw
You can also watch with this one about plastic waste.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfcRW7sIrPI

Ancient Egypt documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuUMe-43A3E

The Nepal documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW5kRBq30m4

Greek Mythology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MSEsh6jgHE

Mariana Trench: The Deepest Place on Earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_038g_1JT0

The birthday of Isabella, some users of the forum were probably among the guests (joke - it's not a documentary!). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eaGjf2bVfY
« Last Edit: June 23, 2018, 05:01 PM by scarface »

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #93 on: June 24, 2018, 12:36 PM »
Here are a few more documentaries.

Those are in French, but a few users, like Panzer42, could be interested.

When the shareholders are destroying your jobs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjULdLxdZeg

Turkey, the end of the economic euphoria?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZuKw8nwrzI




Organic food - hype or hope? (in English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03vWwqYPf60

Globalized capitalism explained through bananas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WBlqDeHiXI

Inside a 20 million $ apartment.
Isn't it a bit expensive? (The administrator will need your donations to buy this flat for the users of the forum).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFpa3buUe7Y
« Last Edit: June 24, 2018, 12:58 PM by scarface »

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #94 on: June 24, 2018, 10:44 PM »
Same goes for movies; but I'd like some romantic ones if you got. I'm a sucker for that stuff.

So am I. I'm sure so are more guys than we imagine, they just won't admit it.

Planning on saving a few and keeping on my phone for moments where I am not connected to this facinating fiber-connection.

Where is the fiber connection located? Incidentally, what have you been up to. I know you moved out of your parent's house. Are you working, studying or both?


Re: Documentaries
« Reply #95 on: July 02, 2018, 04:39 AM »
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said “Surah (chapter of) Hud and its sisters turned my hair gray"

Hud (11)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiqxo4UDVfU

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« Reply #96 on: July 20, 2018, 05:40 PM »
Tonight, I’m holding a conference to talk about the situation in Gaza.

Is the liberation of Palestine coming close? Is there a new war raging between Israel and Gaza? It’s hard to say, but once again, there is a tense situation between the Gaza strip and Israel.


Lately, Israel bombed "military targets throughout the Gaza Strip"
Four Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were killed, according to the Gazan Health Ministry and the Israeli army. The Hebrew State has announced that it has responded to shootings targeting its troops.

Two of the Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire near Khan Younis, in the south of the territory. The shooting was aimed at a Hamas observation post, the Islamist movement in power in the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian security sources.
The third victim was killed by Israeli forces in Rafah, also in the southern Gaza Strip, and a fourth Palestinian was killed by Israeli soldiers near the border area east of Gaza City. The military wing of Hamas announced that three of the Palestinians killed on Friday were among their "fighters".
An Israeli soldier was killed by Palestinian gunfire, also announced in the early evening on Friday, the army in a statement. "During one incident, a group of terrorists fired at Israeli soldiers. One of them was seriously injured and later succumbed to his wounds, "the army said, adding that it had fought back with a series of air raids against the Palestinian enclave. This is the first Israeli killed since the beginning of a protest movement in Gaza against the Israeli blockade.

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Violent riots" according to the Israeli army
Israeli planes and tanks have bombed "military targets throughout the Gaza Strip," the Israeli army said earlier today. This operation was launched in response to gunfire targeting Israeli troops, according to the military. According to the army, the shooting against Israeli soldiers took place during "violent riots along the security fence", which marks the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

"If Hamas continues its rocket fire, Israel will react much more harshly than [Hamas leaders] think," Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned Friday after firing three rockets the Gaza Strip, two of which were intercepted.

Israel hardens its response to incendiary kites
Since March 30, Palestinians have regularly demonstrated in the border area to denounce the Israeli blockade imposed on Gaza and demand the return of Palestinian refugees who fled or fled their lands in 1948, when the State of Israel was created.

More than 100 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli army during the clashes that erupted during some of these gatherings. No Israeli was killed.

For just over a week, Israel has been hardening its response to killers and incendiary balloons launched from Gaza, which have set more than 2,600 hectares on Israeli territory, according to the Jewish state. In recent days, the Israeli army has opened fire at groups launching such devices.

Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman has increased threats of a large-scale operation in the Gaza Strip if Hamas does not halt the launch of incendiary devices. Israeli television broadcast this week footage of army maneuvers training for a land incursion into the Gaza Strip.

Israel and Hamas have clashed in three wars since 2008 that devastated the enclave, which is now experiencing a severe humanitarian crisis. For more than a decade, the Gaza Strip, wedged between Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean, has been subjected to a strict Israeli land, sea and air blockade. The strengthening of the blockade is intensifying pressure on Hamas in a territory where about 80 percent of the two million people depend on aid, according to the World Bank.



And here is an exceptional documentary to understand the perspectives of some of the 400,000 Jews who live in the occupied territory (West Bank) in defiance of international law—and to hear from the Palestinians who oppose them.
Why don't they go to another - welcoming - state, close to Isreal, like Syria, Jordan or even Turkey, instead of living in a country that has more fences than a zoo? Maybe there are no rational explanations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnf0w9UuV4s
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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #97 on: July 29, 2018, 04:01 PM »
Tonight, some new interesting videos are available on the forum.


Nutella, campbell’s soup, Healthy or Junk food? Here is the answer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUKOt_SvTQc





An exceptional documentary with specialists talking about climate change (they are not optimistic). In French
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OqbN6fcMNQ





Pets You Should NEVER Release In The Wild!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-VNYP16KYI



The Real Reason Subway Is Disappearing Across The US
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbWo5Srm_M4



How to handle your first ride on the big mountain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AWnAnyTwdg



A few days ago, I was hinting at Facebook in one of my conferences. And I was selling that the US stock market was expensive. And It still is.
I hope shadow.97 and Maher sold their FB and twitter stocks before the rout.
And guess what? The following day, on 26 June, Fb collapsed by 20% on earnings, followed a day later by Twitter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjGWJoa6Ff4
In my opinion, the decline is not over. Maybe it’s only the beginning.




Maybe some of you want to leave their country? No more Sweden, Saudi Arabia, or China?
Choosing Turkmenistan as your next destination is probably an excellent choice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp3FAZSeW-M
Known for its autocratic government and large gas reserves, Turkmenistan also has a reputation as an island of stability in restive Central Asia.

And with grandiose gold-leafed statues of the president in the streets of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan is certainly amongst the richest countries in the world. Don’t even think about putting Qatar and Turkmenistan in the same league. In May 2015, the new gold equestrian statue dedicated to current Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov,  unleashed a wave of articles castigating the dictator who is building statues in his effigy. Still, the situation is more complicated than a "simple" cult of personality. Between intrigue and flattery among some of the most secretive elites in the world, it is more of an attempt to restore unity within a regime with a declining economy.
Despite its gas wealth, much of Turkmenistan's population is still impoverished. After independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 the country entered a period of isolation that has only recently begun to end.
Turkmenistan produces roughly 70 billion cubic metres of natural gas each year and about two-thirds of its exports go to Russia's Gazprom gas monopoly.



To eat fugu is to put your life on the line.
Chef Sasaki explains how to serve this potentially lethal delicacy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cQ50i-o_GA




So rich, but so poor: Why Iraq's protests began in oil-rich south a few days ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ott0SfrB2bg


The documentary is not really explanatory. Actually, nowadays, the canals of Basra, in Irak, are littered with rubbish. In Turkey, where the Euphrates and Tigris rivers originate, the construction of a dozen dams has reduced the flow of Chatt el Arab by 75%. The turbines of the power stations are shut down and the city of oil survives almost without electricity and without drinking water. Half of its inhabitants are unemployed.
And it is in Basra, the true economic heart of Iraq, that the future of the country is played out. With its hydrocarbon production, ports and terminals, the town generates 90% of oil revenues in Baghdad. For a long time, foreign companies dictated their conditions, forgetting the Iraqi workers during the negotiations.



Why Starbucks Failed In Australia | CNBC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FGUkxn5kZQ



Titanic Real Story - New Documentary 2018 - BBC Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72C8ihdNb5o




Can the 'Great Green Wall' stop desertification in China?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSn6S-H7m-8





Hong-Kong used to be the place to be...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaDAuoBbWWg

Is the city about to lose its best and brightest as it did during the 1997 handover? A growing dissatisfaction over the lack of political freedom and social mobility are key reasons why emigration figures have been climbing.




Note that tomorrow, there will be probably a new conference with some photos, and some new movies.

« Last Edit: July 29, 2018, 06:28 PM by scarface »

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #98 on: August 02, 2018, 07:22 AM »
Today, a few interesting videos are available on the forum.


But first and foremost, Let’s talk about the news that hit the headlines.
The Autolib service ended yesterday at midnight, no more car electric car-sharing scheme in Paris; Facebook has detected on its platform attempts to manipulate the US elections without being able to identify the authors; Hundreds of people remained stranded in the Paris metro last night for more than two hours; A plane with 99 people on board crashed in Mexico without casualties; Worms frozen for 42000 years were found in Siberia ... and they are still alive.



Deserts in Europe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUKr9qz_Zyg


According to estimates of the United Nations, more than 2.6 billion people in 110 countries are directly affected by progressive desertification. Deserts now cover more than a third of the entire surface of the earth, thus 65% of arable lands. More than three billion cattle, sheep and goats chomp their way through pastures faster than they can be regenerated. This program shows how desertification is changing the balance of the earth and affecting two continents in particular: Asia and Europe.



Late night party with Sammy and Rocco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsAVmqAznfc



What is the Most Intelligent Animal on Earth?
Is it the chicken? Or the alligator?





To find out, watch this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G6eH1KDl0s



Tesla just had a horrible earnings report, but the stock is higher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk9V--ij9X4



Inside North Korea
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbuZlTBpC7I
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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #99 on: August 03, 2018, 03:50 AM »
Today, I'm holding a conference titled "The world is losing the war against climate change".



Rising energy demand means use of fossil fuels is heading in the wrong direction.

EARTH is smouldering. From Seattle to Siberia this summer, flames have consumed swathes of the northern hemisphere. One of 18 wildfires sweeping through California, among the worst in the state’s history, is generating such heat that it created its own weather. Fires that raged through a coastal area near Athens last week killed 91. Elsewhere people are suffocating in the heat. Roughly 125 have died in Japan as the result of a heatwave that pushed temperatures in Tokyo above 40°C for the first time.
Such calamities, once considered freakish, are now commonplace. Scientists have long cautioned that, as the planet warms—it is roughly 1°C hotter today than before the industrial age’s first furnaces were lit—weather patterns will go berserk. An early analysis has found that this sweltering European summer would have been less than half as likely were it not for human-induced global warming.


Sweden's highest peak lost 4 meters in July.

Tarfala Research Center Director Gunhild Ninis Rosqvist takes action on the southern summit of Kebnekaise on July 31, 2018


Yet as the impact of climate change becomes more evident, so too does the scale of the challenge ahead. Three years after countries vowed in Paris to keep warming “well below” 2°C relative to pre-industrial levels, greenhouse-gas emissions are up again. So are investments in oil and gas. In 2017, for the first time in four years, demand for coal rose. Subsidies for renewables, such as wind and solar power, are dwindling in many places and investment has stalled; climate-friendly nuclear power is expensive and unpopular. It is tempting to think these are temporary setbacks and that mankind, with its instinct for self-preservation, will muddle through to a victory over global warming. In fact, it is losing the war.

Insufficient progress is not to say no progress at all. As solar panels, wind turbines and other low-carbon technologies become cheaper and more efficient, their use has surged. Last year the number of electric cars sold around the world passed 1m. In some sunny and blustery places renewable power now costs less than coal.
Public concern is picking up. A poll last year of 38 countries found that 61% of people see climate change as a big threat; only the terrorists of Islamic State inspired more fear. In the West campaigning investors talk of divesting from companies that make their living from coal and oil. Despite President Donald Trump’s decision to yank America out of the Paris deal, many American cities and states have reaffirmed their commitment to it. Even some of the sceptic-in-chief’s fellow Republicans appear less averse to tackling the problem. In smog-shrouded China and India, citizens choking on fumes are prompting governments to rethink plans to rely heavily on coal to electrify their countries.
Optimists say that decarbonisation is within reach. Yet, even allowing for the familiar complexities of agreeing on and enforcing global targets, it is proving extraordinarily difficult.
One reason is soaring energy demand, especially in developing Asia. In 2006-16, as Asia’s emerging economies forged ahead, their energy consumption rose by 40%. The use of coal, easily the dirtiest fossil fuel, grew at an annual rate of 3.1%. Use of cleaner natural gas grew by 5.2% and of oil by 2.9%. Fossil fuels are easier to hook up to today’s grids than renewables that depend on the sun shining and the wind blowing. Even as green fund managers threaten to pull back from oil companies, state-owned behemoths in the Middle East and Russia see Asian demand as a compelling reason to invest.

The second reason is economic and political inertia. The more fossil fuels a country consumes, the harder it is to wean itself off them. Powerful lobbies, and the voters who back them, entrench coal in the energy mix. Reshaping existing ways of doing things can take years. In 2017 Britain enjoyed its first coal-free day since igniting the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s. Coal generates not merely 80% of India’s electricity, but also underpins the economies of some of its poorest states. Panjandrums in Delhi are not keen to countenance the end of coal, lest that cripple the banking system, which lent it too much money, and the railways, which depend on it.

Last is the technical challenge of stripping carbon out of industries beyond power generation. Steel, cement, farming, transport and other forms of economic activity account for over half of global carbon emissions. They are technically harder to clean up than power generation and are protected by vested industrial interests. Successes can turn out to be illusory. Because China’s 1m-plus electric cars draw their oomph from an electricity grid that draws two-thirds of its power from coal, they produce more carbon dioxide than some fuel-efficient petrol-driven models. Meanwhile, scrubbing CO{-2} from the atmosphere, which climate models imply is needed on a vast scale to meet the Paris target, attracts even less attention.
The world is not short of ideas to realise the Paris goal. Around 70 countries or regions, responsible for one-fifth of all emissions, now price carbon. Technologists beaver away on sturdier grids, zero-carbon steel, even carbon-negative cement, whose production absorbs more CO{-2} than it releases. All these efforts and more—including research into “solar geoengineering” to reflect sunlight back into space—should be redoubled.

Yet none of these fixes will come to much unless climate listlessness is tackled head on. Western countries grew wealthy on a carbon-heavy diet of industrial development. They must honour their commitment in the Paris agreement to help poorer places both adapt to a warmer Earth and also abate future emissions without sacrificing the growth needed to leave poverty behind.
Averting climate change will come at a short-term financial cost—although the shift from carbon may eventually enrich the economy, as the move to carbon-burning cars, lorries and electricity did in the 20th century. Politicians have an essential role to play in making the case for reform and in ensuring that the most vulnerable do not bear the brunt of the change. Perhaps global warming will help them fire up the collective will. Sadly, the world looks poised to get a lot hotter first.

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