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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #100 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.

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

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #101 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.

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #102 on: July 31, 2018, 05:01 PM »
The conference is postponed by an additional day. Today, I haven't had time to prepare it, and I know that the users of the forum are particularly demanding.

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #103 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

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

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

To find out, watch this video:

Tesla just had a horrible earnings report, but the stock is higher

Inside North Korea
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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #104 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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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #105 on: August 05, 2018, 10:06 AM »
In a previous message, I talked about the re-emergence of Isis in Iraq. Trump gloated over the victory against the Islamic State, but it seems they have been active in Irak, Afghanistan, and even Pakistan lately. In this rare video, we can see they have ongoing operations in Yemen.
Note that it's the leader Baghdadi who is talking at the beginning of the video. His whereabouts remain unknown.

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #106 on: August 05, 2018, 10:21 AM »
Here are a few interesting videos.

A wise African tricks a Baboon into telling him where the water source is !

The Warren Buffett Indicator is saying that stocks are way overvalued. Will stocks crash as a result?

Why you should not learn to code

Thrown Out Of Sydney No Go Zone

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #107 on: August 08, 2018, 06:20 PM »
Here is a speech by Robert (Bobby) Kennedy in South Africa.. It's famous for his quote "A tiny ripply of hope"..

The Second Gun - An old film that proves the theory that Sirhan Sirhan wasn't the only assassin the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel there to kill RFK.

RFK Must Die & Bobby Kennedy for President are available on torrent sites. They are very informative.

The Real Manchurian Candidate - Do you doubt Sirhan Sirhan was 'brainwashed' .. Watch this one.

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 #108 on: August 09, 2018, 03:38 PM »
A few interesting videos:

Saudi Arabia Feud With Canada Explained

The latest podcast of Peter Schiff

According to strategists, the stock market should be more concerned about tariffs

Monsieur baboon attacked by angry geese

An exceptional conference of Vincent Mignerot, in French about the “economic collapse”.
Note that he explains that he does not consider himself a collapsologist for various reasons.

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #109 on: August 09, 2018, 09:34 PM »
The Second Gun - An old film that proves the theory that Sirhan Sirhan wasn't the only assassin the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel there to kill RFK.

There is no question in my mind that the asassinations of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King were no accidents. They were conspiracies orchestrated at the highest levels of the US government, in particular J. Edgar Hoover who was the king of the FBI and acted with total impunity.