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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?


is it New York?


Is it Jakarta?


The answer is here:

Climate change: the crisis.

A tourist talking about Paris: 10 things he hated.

The fall of Bitcoin. Is it worth anything?

some music:

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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

How large is tokyo?

Avocado, a positive superfood trend? The reports also deals with the environmental consequences of the popularity of the avocado.

The lost world of Pompeii (I've been there)

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).
You can also watch with this one about plastic waste.

Ancient Egypt documentary

The Nepal documentary

Greek Mythology

Mariana Trench: The Deepest Place on Earth

The birthday of Isabella, some users of the forum were probably among the guests (joke - it's not a documentary!).
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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.

Turkey, the end of the economic euphoria?

Organic food - hype or hope? (in English)

Globalized capitalism explained through bananas

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).
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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)

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #96 on: July 14, 2018, 11:58 PM »
Here are some of the events that hit the headline recently... maybe a bit depressing.

Iraq Protesters Storm Airport, Oil Offices Amidst Energy Crisis; Foreign Companies Begin Evacuations

Widespread protests have gripped multiple Iraqi cities for a week in response to government corruption, rising unemployment, and an electricity shortage which has left residents suffocating in soaring summer temperatures.
What began as anger over a continued failing infrastructure, however, has increasingly turned into political protests and clashes with police after May 12th parliamentary elections tainted by broad allegations of fraud failed to produce a new government.
And now Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has weighed in publicly on the side of the protesters, stating they are facing an "extreme lack of public services".

Sistani's words were issued via live television broadcast during a significant escalation in the Shia hotbed of Najaf on Friday, where hundreds of protesters stormed the city's international airport, bringing air traffic to a halt.
Video showed demonstrators rushing through security barriers while chanting demands, and multiple fires were lit just outside the terminal. Iraqi police appear to have held back, as the protesters numbers were significant — possibly into the thousands according to social media footage — and were able to block key access points to the airport. State TV reported that security was restored and operations resumed as normal by late Friday.
Though sporadic protests over the country's failing electricity grid have been ongoing throughout the summer, last weekend witnessed the first significant clashes with security forces in the southern city of Basra, resulting in an least one death. And this weekend's clashes appear to be escalating with at least two more deaths reported in Amara, the capital of the Maysan province on the border with Iran.

Gaza Escalation: 40 Israeli Airstrikes Overnight, Hamas Mortars, Fires In Southern Israel

Tensions along the Israel-Gaza Strip border escalated dramatically on Saturday with an intense exchange of fire between Palestinian militants and Israeli security forces, including Israeli air force strikes inside Gaza, which reportedly targeted underground tunnels which Israel says are designed to launch attacks.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) cited 31 rockets fired from the Strip overnight to which Israel responded with airstrikes on 40 targets including Hamas' battalion headquarters, in a flare-up of hostilities officials are calling the biggest attack since Operation Protective Edge in 2014. Amazingly, however, no serious casualties were reported on either side, according to Bloomberg.

Hamas, for its part, claimed 15 sites struck withing Israel, saying in an official statement the rocket launches were meant to "force the enemy to stop the escalation." Both Hamas officials and Palestinian activists say Israeli security has deliberately targeted civilian protesters along the border fence which has left hundreds dead and wounded, which the United Nations is currently investigating.
In response, Israel claims the civilian protesters are being deliberately used as human shields - including women and children - ordered by Hamas military officials to go to the front lines where they know they could be shot. Since March, Gaza officials have counted over 140 Gazans killed almost 2000 wounded by Israeli live fire.
Israeli military statements further said the significant overnight airstrikes on Hamas positions were in response to a series of arson attacks as well as assaults on Israeli solders.

Britain launches a Baby Trump Blimp as the US President visits the country

Islamic State claims suicide bombing at election rally in Pakistan

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a devastating suicide bombing carried out in Mastung, Baluchistan earlier today.
The group’s Amaq News Agency first issued two brief statements on the attack, noting in the second that approximately 80 people had been killed. The Islamic State subsequently released a third, longer statement on the bombing, as well as a picture of its supposed “martyr.” The bomber was identified as Abu Bakr al-Pakistani (pictured above).
The death toll has risen to more than 120 people, with dozens more wounded, according to Pakistani officials who briefed Agence France-Presse (AFP).* It is one of the worst bombings in recent memory inside Pakistan.

The so-called caliphate says one of the victims was a “Pakistani intelligence” official who was participating the elections. It appears that the group is referring to Siraj Raisani, a candidate for elected office in Pakistan. AFP reports that Raisani, “who was running for a provincial seat with Balochistan Awami Party (BAP),” perished as he was being transported to the hospital for treatment of his wounds.
An independent specialist on the matter gave us the latest news during a conference call.

Allegedly Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain called Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the caliph of the Islamic State, to urge him to be present at the next party in Karachi, to prepare the barbecue of the Ramadan, and celebrate the death of his son who died in a powerplant in NorthEastern Syria while waging Jihad a few weeks ago. Undoubtedly, hundreds of millions of Pakistanis are eager to meet the caliph and his apostles. Maybe Lady Gaga, Pope Francis and Trump will also be present.

New Report Warns Of "Unprecedented Wage Stagnation" In OECD Countries

A new, startling report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warns that positive employment trends are at risk of being derailed by “unprecedented wage stagnation” affecting low-paid workers.

The OECD Employment Outlook 2018 stated the employment rate in developed economies averaged 61.7 percent at the end of 2017, the highest level since the global financial crisis. The employment rate is expected to reach 62.1 percent by the end of this year and 62.5 percent by late 2019 — that is if trade wars and quantitative tightening do not trigger a global slowdown.
While the employment trend appears excellent on the surface, the report cautioned wage growth, which is expanding only half as fast as a decade ago, remains “remarkably more sluggish” than before the great financial crisis.

A slowdown in wage growth by country

The report stressed income inequality has widened to unprecedented levels, which has developed into major structural issues for OECD economies.

Income inequality, in One Simple Chart

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #97 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.


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.
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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #98 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:

An exceptional documentary with specialists talking about climate change (they are not optimistic). In French

Pets You Should NEVER Release In The Wild!

The Real Reason Subway Is Disappearing Across The US

How to handle your first ride on the big mountain.

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.
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.
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.

So rich, but so poor: Why Iraq's protests began in oil-rich south a few days ago.

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

Titanic Real Story - New Documentary 2018 - BBC Documentary

Can the 'Great Green Wall' stop desertification in China?

Hong-Kong used to be the place to be...

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.

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #99 on: July 30, 2018, 02:27 PM »
Tonight, more interesting videos are available on the forum.

Masdar the town of the future.
There is a flag, giving clues about the location of the town. It looks like the Palestinian flag.
But the town of Masdar is not in Palestine. It’s not in Egypt either. It’s in the United Arab Emirates, near Dubai.

The restaurant that promotes Harmfully Unhealthy Food
The hamburger restaurant with a menu that boasts unhealthy foods. Fatty foods in large portions are bad for you. However in light of this, The Heart Attack Grill uses the potentially harmful nature of it's food a selling point. And it’s a huge success.

Vasudev and usman must be wondering if this restaurant is located in India or Pakistan. Fortunately for them, it’s not the case.
The restaurant's spokesman, 575-pound (261 kg) Blair River, died on March 1, 2011, aged 29, from complications of pneumonia. The Arizona location closed shortly thereafter, on May 31, 2011, with a Heart Attack Grill opening in Dallas, Texas earlier that month. The Dallas restaurant closed in October 2011 due to non-payment of rent.
The current Las Vegas location opened in October 2011. In February 2013, an official spokesman and daily patron, 52-year-old John Alleman, died of an apparent heart attack while waiting at a bus stop in front of the restaurant. In early 2017, the restaurant expanded into a new restaurant on Las Vegas Boulevard, which closed less than two months later. The first Las Vegas location remains a popular tourist attraction.

The Reemergence of Isis in Iraq
One year after Mosul was liberated from I.S., the group has made a large come-back in Iraq.

Note that tomorrow, I will hold a conference. There will be photos of the Arab world institute museum, and also a few photos taken in La Défense.