This guy is 10x better than fallon.
And damn, you have to download the app to even watch the full documentary?
iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magnolia-pictures/id1216743293?mt=8 Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ownzones.magnolia&hl=en_US
OMG guys, we're completely unprepared for this. It's Friday afternoon in Berlin where we shoot and we were already on weekend mode. Thanks for everybody supporting our channel! I will try to go through all the comments and answer your feedback and everything.
EDIT: Hopefully not sounding too desperate, but we also just launched our Patreon page just launched yesterday: https://www.patreon.com/thegreatwar We're grateful for any support and we're working on more options to support this project.
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That goes all the way back to United Fruit Company, and when bananas were first being harvested and advertised to the US. I read a book on the history of all trade commodities and it was fascinating.. Yet upsetting.
Edit: RIP my inbox. I don't remember the full name of the book-- something along the lines of the history of trade. It talked about all sorts of commodities from cocaine, to red dye, slaves, and bananas, etc. fascinating stuff, though.
Edit2: this is a link to the book. Enjoy. https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Cocaine-Commodity-Encounters-Interactions/dp/0822337665
There’s a fantastic episode of the podcast “Behind the Bastards” on him. I was particularly moved by the story of Rosemary Kennedy. Will give this a watch when I’m feeling more prepared for it.
Edit: adding a link with the footnotes https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-one-the-bastard-who-invented-52193639/
This is similar to "The Birth of Sake" documentary available on Netflix. I found the process very interesting, and the amount of the workers' lives they choose to dedicate to living in the production facility to monitor the sake 24/7 is uncommon to say the least. https://www.netflix.com/title/80050064
Around eight years ago there was a guy in the UK who was falsely accused of rape. He realised the consequences for his future so he basically had a goodbye party, got a new identity and moved to the other side of the planet. It’s an incredibly extreme solution - abandoning your friends, family and entire identity, but better than suicide.
Edit, I notice the youtube link isn't working now. Here's a mirror, but for UK IP addresses only: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08pldr0/i-am-not-a-rapist
Great movie. The documentary is way better than the Joseph Gordon Levitt one
edit: its streaming on their app
Terry Pratchett, the prolific fantasy writer from the U.K., released a video on assisted death several years back. It's no secret that he suffered from early-onset Alzheimer's so he had a rather particular interest in the subject. The video, Choosing to Die is certainly not like his comical works, but provides an insightful look into assisted suicide.
Keep tissues handy.
If his topic is of interest, I heartily recommend the book Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil (one of the founders of Punk Magazine) and Gillian McCain. It’s a series of interviews that traces the history of the punk movement way back to the late 60’s, with bands who mostly considered themselves as art rock/avant-garde or just old school rock revival. It covers a lot of lesser known punk / punk-adjacent bands too, and introduced me to a whole bunch of great music I had never heard of before, like Television and the Voidoids.
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Water fountains became a symbol of segregation in the 1960s but to me, they have taken on an additional significance in the years since. Water fountains - as well as other public works like libraries, parks, etc. - were ubiquitous and well-maintained when I was a kid in the ‘70s. It’s difficult to find a water fountain now outside an elementary school and public bathrooms simply no longer exist.
White Americans LOVED infrastructure, public, and social programs until they had to share it all with black people in the 1960s. Then the government became the enemy, helping the Public became “socialism,” and our infrastructure was left to rot for generations out of spite.
There’s a fantastic book about this called “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together” by Heather McGhee.
From the description:
“This is the story of how public goods in this country—from parks and pools to functioning schools—have become private luxuries; of how unions collapsed, wages stagnated, and inequality increased; and of how this country, unique among the world’s advanced economies, has thwarted universal healthcare.
“The Sum of Us is a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal. McGhee marshals economic and sociological research to paint an irrefutable story of racism’s costs, but at the heart of the book are the humble stories of people yearning to be part of a better America, including white supremacy’s collateral victims: white people themselves. With startling empathy, this heartfelt message from a Black woman to a multiracial America leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than a zero-sum game.“
I wrote a book about the case that goes through why they acquitted and can answer any questions you guys have
A fascinating story and well worth watching. She was an immense talent. If you want to see her work in higher quality than possible for a video, this book is worth checking out
“Jonas Nilsson is the author to Anarcho-Fascism Nature Reborn”
Looked the book up on Amazon. The official description is incredibly — purposely — vague, but the reviews make it clear: this dude’s racist as hell.
I first watched this documentary for a college class about stigmas, and upon viewing it again, I thought it would make an invaluable addition to r/documentaries. It is very striking, viewing 3 people of varying socioeconomic statuses, seeing how they cope with the individual circumstances of what accounts for their disability. I also find it interesting, how each person appears to view themselves within the disabled community. And while I remember being affected most, initially, by Vicki Elman's accounts within the documentary, watching her appearances and interviews a second time was just heart-breaking. I find it deeply saddening that despite the fact that she seems to have the strongest connection to her community of friends with disabilities, she is otherwise virtually alone, and watching her break down on a couple of occasions thanks to the idiotic structuring of the different types of aide which are supposed to help her, it is almost too horrific to witness what she goes through.
edit: On a positive note, I just found a copy of Galen Buckwalter and his band's music on Amazon, which was featured at the end.
2nd edit: Seeing as this is at the top for the moment, I apologize for being repetitive but I'll link again, to an incredible non-profit organization that works with young children with disabilities in engineering adaptive devices that ultimately improve their quality of life. Apparently they love volunteers. Adaptive Design, check 'em out dawg
The netflix show must have grabbed it from hackaday.com, we've been doing stuff like that for years. I just got a Microwave motion detection sensor from aliexpress for $5 that can tell where I am and If I'm moving, though walls up to 5 meters away.
EDIT even cheaper. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/5-8GHZ-Microwave-Radar-Sensor-Module-Smart-Sensoring-Switch-6-9M-Home-Control/32602485648.html
It has strange properties but I'm working on getting more data out of it. It can definitely detect motion through walls and knowing the initial state you can tell where people are moving, after a fashion.
It's early days on hacking/learning this device.
Hey! I just wanted to say, if you do decide to eat veg, it's completely okay if it doesn't happen all at once. I know I had this idea of "going vegetarian" that meant I would just pick a day, and suddenly stop eating meat.
But if you've eaten meat products your entire life, that's really hard, and you'll probably be healthier and happier if you gradually find plant-based foods you like and incorporate them into your diet over time. I did the "all at once" approach, and spent way too much time eating junk/heavily processed food and pizza because that was the only meatless stuff I was familiar with.
Changing habits and lifestyle takes a while, but small, consistent changes will get you there. You don't have to be perfect. Here's my favorite cookbook! :)
This is old now, but a BBC camera guy put this audio doco together about the first Iraq invasion. It is harrowing and tells a very deep story, looking at how the media manipulated the public, a la Chomsky: https://www.amazon.com/Fire-This-Time-Various-Artists/dp/B00008J2R7
We have exactly the same problem in London. A significant increase in properties being bought (usually off-plan from new developments before they are even marketed in this country, as they market in wealthy overseas countries first) by offshore individuals, usually through companies registered in tax havens.
I believe there's a chrome extension that will summarize it for you.
It's called Terms of Service; Didn't Read.
I'm not sure how extensive it is, but it's a very cool app and novel idea.
If you're outside the UK:
Edit: for those saying it doesn't work... I've been using hola to watch Top Gear every week (well, until 2 weeks ago) for at least a couple seasons. If it doesn't work, refresh the page. If that doesn't work, tap the icon. It'll ask if it worked. Click no, and it'll refresh for you. If that doesn't work, just google it.
I would like to add the following books if anyone is interested in learning more about cognitive biases and behavioural economics/psychology: 1. Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kanheman 2. Predictably Irrational - Dan Ariely 3. The Upside of Irrationality - Dan Ariely
Hey, I'm one of the directors of the documentary Welcome to Leith. I'll be doing an AMA tomorrow, June 4th, at 1pm EST/10am PST. Come by if you'd like to learn more about what went into making the film. Thanks!
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Just to offer an opposing view: this (60 minutes) is the same "news" organisation that paid for the kidnap of a child from a foreign country to get a headline.
The whole case rested on the allegations of a single accuser ('Nick') who was discovered my 60mins\exaro. It was investigated pretty extensively by the Met and has collapsed pretty embarrassingly on them, with no supporting evidence and no suspect charged: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/21/last-living-suspect-harvey-proctor-vip-paedophile-ring-inquiry-will-face-no-charges
Commence downvoting and claims of cover-up now.
"lack of evidence of mistreatment or abuse in his childhood" ???
The guy was left to himself with no affection nor love from his parents from a very early age, started drinking very young to cope, had no friends beside assholes using him as a clown and was abandoned by both parents in a empty home before the end of high school...
I mean you can read that : https://www.amazon.fr/Friend-Dahmer-Movie-Tie-English-ebook/dp/B07649HV1Q and realize that before Dahmer was a murderer, the real monsters were his parents, the author and his friends.
The VHS is available at some libraries. Nearest to me is the library at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Another reporter was attacked by a pro Russian mob and got it all on tape. Scary stuff.... He is a Soviet born American so maybe they will take it easy on him.
Is this the guy that had 96 Rolls Royce's or something like that?
Yep.. 93... that's the dude.. i'm 48 years old.. I remember this story back in the 80s...
I hesitate to generalise, but British culture is thought of as somewhat emotionally repressed compared to others, including American. You might find Watch the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour illuminating.
Also worth checking out his book: Red Notice. I listened to the audiobook and it was short but really entertaining and informative about all the shit that goes down in Russia
No, a Korean company has bought the formula and is now marketing the chalk. Possibly virally.
It's still very much prevalent in the heartlands of Islam, wherein some countries have over 50 % of all marriages be between cousins.
"According to anthropologist Ladislav Holý, cousin marriage is not an independent phenomenon, but rather one expression of a wider Middle Eastern preference for agnatic solidarity, or solidarity with one's father's lineage. According to Holý, the oft-quoted reason for cousin marriage of keeping property in the family is, in the Middle Eastern case, just one specific manifestation of keeping intact a family's whole "symbolic capital". Close agnatic marriage has also been seen as a result of the conceptualization of men as responsible for the control of the conduct of women. Honor is another reason for cousin marriage: while the natal family may lose influence over the daughter through marriage to an outsider, marrying her in their kin group allows them to help prevent dishonorable outcomes like either attacks on her or her own unchaste behavior."
"Andrey Korotayev claimed that Islamization was a strong and significant predictor of parallel cousin (father's brother's daughter – FBD) marriage. He has shown that while a clear functional connection exists between Islam and FBD marriage, the prescription to marry a FBD does not appear to be sufficient to persuade people to actually marry thus, even if the marriage brings with it economic advantages. According to Korotayev, a systematic acceptance of parallel-cousin marriage took place when Islamization occurred together with Arabization."
You need to be from the UK or use a VPN like zenmate to watch it.
Another stupid generalization I've read several times over the years in defiance of processed foods is "Don’t eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food."
There sure are a lot of "foreign" (eg. asian) healthy foods I would have no doubt she would not recognize... so I guess instead its going to be a bowl of sugar for lunch.
Only if you want to connect to the parts of the internet fed by the Tier 1 providers. If enough people connected to a decentralized mesh topology, I'd be willing to bet major sites like google.com, netflix.com, etc. would start plugging in to that network directly as well.
You still have issues then with e.g. DNS (which gets complicated quickly) and end-to-end latency (which would likely be insurmountable in a mesh network). So, functionally, ISPs are needed for an internet that feels like today's internet. But we could still have sites like wikipedia, google, netflix, youtube, reddit, tumblr, twitter, etc. in a decentralized IPv6 network. This becomes doubly true with a cryptographically signed addressing / routing protocol like cjdns, although then you run in to some issues with reaching outside the cjdns network (but not insurmountable issues! just... issues.)
I used to be able to read for hours and hours, completely focused, when I was younger.
Now though, I get so antsy and distracted when I read. I legitimately think it's because my attention span has been fucked by the instant gratification of having a smartphone for the past however many years.
Something that has REALLY helped me is setting myself a daily reading goal (30-60 min) and then I use this app called Forest so that I can't use my phone for that amount of time.
It has helped so much and I can actually feel the difference in my attention span since I started doing it.
It's not quite unregulated. It's actually heavily regulated, but the regulations are just stacked against normal citizens.
Take "A corporation is a person". That's a legal concept that is maintained by the government.
Take "I can copyright something". That's a monopoly on ideas which is defended by the government.
Take "You can't photograph my mass farming". Another heavy regulation.
Or take, of course, the bail-outs themselves -- that's a perfect example of government not letting capitalism go its way, but rather, stepping in.
(An interesting book on the subject: The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer. On a related note, by Glenn Greenwald: With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful.)
The book Brain Trust raised a lot of very interesting points about Mad Cow / Crutchfield-Jacobs disease. One point was that you can only say for certain that its CJ through brain autopsy, and two studies showed that a large percentage of brain autopsies on deceased Alzheimer's patients found them to actually be CJs instead. So with near 6 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer's, thats potentially a staggering number of Mad Cow. This and a lot of other evidence from the book (2004) points to an ongoing problem that is being covered up for the sake of the meat industry.
If you’re looking for another great book, I’m loving “They Thought They Were Free”; written in 1955, by an American Jewish journalist who went “undercover” in Germany to befriend 10 Germans as a way of understanding how the common man became nazified.
A lot of people ignore how bad it was for black folks - their racial regime of understanding and control does not have space for black victimization. This is the same sort of trajectory as "slavery is bad because it drops the natural moral character of the white race." It's predictable.
However, what is notable about this case is that the woman reported. Throughout the south, up until the 1980s at least, black women were taught to fear white men as they could be raped by white men without fear. Attractive young women would regularly be ripped from their homes by gangs of white men for sport and as a form of racial terrorism. If you're looking for some light reading, check out <em>At the Dark End of the Street</em>, which explains how sexual violence manifest against back women during the Civil Rights era.
If you're interested in being a part of sharing this story, definitely check out their Kickstarter page. If you can - share the trailer with your friends. The crew would love to show this documentary with you, and they need as much support as they can get. The more donations they receive, the wider their audience.
Alternate link for folks who, like myself, don't have Netflix:
edit: another alternate link with better resolution, http://www.watchdocumentaryfilms.com/terms-and-conditions-may-apply/
I always find Curtis' style to be very refreshing. I will admit it is a little tangled at times, more like he's discussing a series of interesting points he's discovered, but it always ties up rather nicely. The Power of Nightmares is a particular favorite of mine, he brings it all together rather well.
They did it in the 70s and 80s with El Savador, and they're doing it again. Via CNN just from this past week:
>The United States has quietly funded and equipped elite paramilitary police officers in El Salvador who are accused of illegally executing gang members, CNN has learned.
>Successive US administrations have pumped tens of millions of dollars into Salvadoran law enforcement and military to shore up the government’s “Mano Dura” or Firm Hand program, first launched in 2003 but redoubled in 2014 to tackle the country’s rampant gang problem.
>Yet the country’s police will be broadly accused next month of “a pattern of behavior by security personnel amounting to extrajudicial executions” in a United Nations report, seen in advance by CNN, that will also call on Salvadoran security forces to break a “cycle of impunity” in which killings are rarely punished.
Always those "asians"
Full 200 Years! so much! "sex" sounds so much better than "rape" and 200 years / 20 = only 10 years per person ...
There are like 8 min delays for many subreddits if you have not posted there often
Regardless, that subreddit having the name 'politics' is like real life satire, its a giant echo chamber with 80% of the threads trump bashing at any given time I look into it
I mean just read these headlines and tell me its not agenda
Former Congressman and ambassador to Yemen Paul Findley wrote a book about the way AIPAC (and the "pro-israel" lobby, more generally) pressures the US congress, news organizations, and academia: https://www.amazon.com/They-Dare-Speak-Out-Institutions/dp/155652482X
"ain't no Uzis made in Harlem! Not one of us in here owns a poppy field! This thing is bigger than Immortal Technique. This is big business. This is the American way."
Peruvian Cocaine amazing song
I saw another group doing something like this in a more recent PBS special. But it was in captivity (large reserve) They made some same points. But they also were realistic about the differences between wolves and dogs.
Long story short, the people caring for the wolves said they have to be very careful not to enter the enclosures while sick or hurt.
They also went into the differences of wolves “experience phase” from dogs. This phase is a short window while a puppy that basically sets in place what is “normal” for the animal. For wolves, this phase occurs while they are deaf and blind as puppies. They only have a sense of smell. So not much of what they see and hear is “normal” to a wolf. They learn to tolerate things, but it’s never innately normal.
In dogs, it lasts a little longer and covers the time they can also see and hear. So more things are covered under “normal” innately for dogs.
Edit: fixed some autocorrection things.. probably not all of them though
Edit 2: this is the series. episode 2 somewhere. its on prime.
So, I don't normally like to do shit like this, but here goes:
I'm friends and colleagues with one of the film's creators. She's the mother of the cinematographer, and one of the kindest people I've ever met. These are good people doing great work, and they've been working on their own time and their own dime so far. They really deserve your support.
Here's a direct link to their Kickstarter page. I encourage anybody reading this to take a moment to check it out and support this worthy cause.
EDIT: thier > their. Thanks, bot.
Just posting in the top comment in case people want more.
3Blue1Brown on fractals. It's almost like you can understand them.
Also Chaos by James Gleick is a great listen on audio book.
People interested in this should try to read Brownings "Ordinary men" sometime.
It goes into some depth about what regular soldiers did in the holocaust. One of his points is that it wasn't really fear of punishment but more fear of letting ones comrades down that made people participate in mass murder.
> 80% of the millionaires in the US are first generation.
That number, taken from Thomas J. Stanley's book, "The Millionaire Next Door", is bullshit.
I'm not saying its wrong, I'm saying it conflates the term "Millionaire" with the term "Rich". Those people AREN'T rich. They are hard workers with really good high paying jobs that saved enough money to technically be called Millionaire. (Having more then 2 million dollars in the bank.)
They still gotta get up in the morning and go to work, they are not the owners of their companies (except maybe small companies). These are NOT the rich, they are certainly not the master class. Just the well-to-do.
Totally, that's why I bought a space Catalina and became a bounty hunter.
The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World by Vincent Bevins > In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians. This was one of the most important turning points of the twentieth century, eliminating the largest communist party outside China and the Soviet Union and inspiring copycat terror programs in faraway countries like Brazil and Chile. But these events remain widely overlooked, precisely because the CIA’s secret interventions were so successful.
>In this bold and comprehensive new history, Vincent Bevins builds on his incisive reporting for the Washington Post, using recently declassified documents, archival research and eye-witness testimony collected across twelve countries to reveal a shocking legacy that spans the globe. For decades, it’s been believed that parts of the developing world passed peacefully into the U.S.-led capitalist system. The Jakarta Method demonstrates that the brutal extermination of unarmed leftists was a fundamental part of Washington’s final triumph in the Cold War.
When we had our son, I had no interest in doing a baby book until I saw this one. You can give them stats. Every birthday is a level up. It's just fun. The book goes up until the enter Kindergarten.
There's one that got funded on Kickstarter that is in production. So file it under "Coming Soon" I guess.
It's a 3 part series. Part 1 was on Polyamoury and came out a couple of weeks ago (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0br9vrx/louis-theroux-altered-states-1-love-without-limits)
Part 3 is out next week and looks like it's about paid adoption.
If you like this then you'll really like a book by Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything, highly recommended. Anything by Bryson, really.
I can maybe give some insight into this.
By changing democracy forever, I imagine the other user means to say in part that we traded transparency for security. Journalist Naomi Klein wrote a book by the name of The Shock Doctrine whose thesis purported that crises are taken advantage of and exploited. They are in essence opportunities to effect change when people have their guards down, usually due to fear. 9/11 was one example of this.
I'm not sure if changing democracy is precisely the right choice of words, but it certainly proved how much an administration could do in a crisis. Irrational fear has reigned this nation around terrorism for the last decade and a half. As a byproduct this fundamentally changed the health of our democracy.
> Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws.
Ha! I love this! It's like conspiratard bingo.
No. That quote is attributed to Mayer Rothschild, except the attribution claims he said it in 1838... which would be impressive and certainly evil, being that he'd been dead for 26 years by then.
> No primary source for this is known and the earliest attribution to him known is 1935 (Money Creators, Gertrude M. Coogan). Before that, "Let us control the money of a nation, and we care not who makes its laws" was said to be a "maxim" of the House of Rothschilds, or, even more vaguely, of the "money lenders of the Old World".
It's an adaptation of another quote:
> Let me make the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.
Which isn't from a Rothschild's quote. It's Andrew Fletcher's:
> In An Account of a Conversation he made his well-known remark "I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Christopher's sentiment, that he believed if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation."
Everything you need to know about a plant based diet (there is also a cook book)
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BBC iplayer full doc.
Interesting look at the continuous wars in the DR Congo from the perspectives of four people: a young army officer Colonel Mamadou Ndala, a tailor in a refugee camp, a woman who deals illegally in gemstones and a government whistle blower. There are quite graphic scenes in throughout as the film maker follows government troops lead by Mamadou Ndala fighting rebels in 2013.
We visited an olive mill during a recent trip to Italy. We bought some of the oil there and it is far and away better than anything I've found on the shelves of our (American) grocery stores.
So... When I ran out of what we bought on site, I emailed the lady I met at the olive mill and asked if she'd send me some. Turns out, she was very happy to do it! Only problem is the high shipping costs (70 Euro) - the oil itself isn't really all that expensive, especially considering its quality (about 15 Euro per liter.)
Still, for about $120, I have 3 liters of top notch olive oil that I use sparingly enough that it will probably last more than a year, even though I gave about 1/3 of it away as Christmas gifts.
The oil we bought comes from this farm in Chianti. If you want her email address, PM me and I'll send it to you.
I didn't get that sense from it. I thought it did a great job of pointing out why we want privacy and even finished up with Snowden's point that it works, and that we need to move forward with it and make it ubiquitous. The section on Silk Road and criminal uses of anonymity was only about 10 minutes of the 59 minute show, broken up by a talk on bitcoin. The notion put forth by one that anonymity creates crime was rebutted by Applebaum who pointed out that criminal behavior pervades all aspects of and technologies used by human society, not just the Internet.
If anything, I think the show is probably going to inspire more people to check out Tor than it's going to cause people to stop using it. (https://www.torproject.org/ by the way).
That's so understandable that it makes you angry. There's a really good edit about females with ADD(H), I think this is it: https://www.amazon.com/Women-Attention-Deficit-Disorder-Differences/dp/0978590929/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=females+with+adhd&qid=1564979677&s=gateway&sr=8-2
Although my copy has a different cover.
I would also say reading Crashed by Adam Tooze on the Great Recession.
Adam Tooze also has a 2hr podcast interview that is really good too.
Haha, they also made a (smaller) kit for sale on amazon !
... I feel like I am an ad.
You can't imply that non of soros's money goes to politicians, the guy is probably the biggest donor to - well damn near everything on the left.
also soros meets with hillary regularly - just check her emails
If you really want to understand how bad the odds are, go here: Random.org.
It's a random number generator. Enter the in the odds of the powerball 1-292,000,000. Now, pick a number between those two in your head and start hitting "generate."
You can do it over and over again for hours and will never come within even 10,000. Soon you start to understand how fucking vast it is.
He was both.
He was injured during his air service and after recovery was sent to DC and became a spy. He actually spied on the Americans for Britain. He supplied Churchill with info on the going-ons of DC elites and how the US was feeling about joining the war effort officially.
There's a good biography about Dahl and his time in the US called <em>The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington.</em>
Hilarious re-enactment of what a Neanderthal may have sounded like.
P.s. If you are interested in language, The Unfolding of Language by Guy Deutscher a great pop-sci book, and introduction to modern theory.
d.tube is a decent attempt. It pays revenue in crypto tokens and is basically a youtube clone in terms of UI.
There's no ability to flag or remove content though. Good for piracy but frighting to consider horrific content can't be removed either.
Theres more info in the rest of the thread, he wrote this book though and is a self proclaimed anarcho fascist.
Edit: Don't downvote this guy for having a question.
Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History > In this long-awaited sequel to his international bestseller The Holocaust Industry, Norman G. Finkelstein moves from an iconoclastic interrogation of the new anti-Semitism to a meticulously researched exposé of the corruption of scholarship on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
>Bringing to bear the latest findings on the conflict and recasting the scholarly debate, Finkelstein points to a consensus among historians and human rights organizations on the factual record. Why, then, does so much controversy swirl around the conflict? Finkelstein’s answer, copiously documented, is that apologists for Israel contrive controversy. Whenever Israel comes under international pressure, another media campaign alleging a global outbreak of anti-Semitism is mounted.
>Finkelstein also scrutinizes the proliferation of distortion masquerading as history. Recalling Joan Peters’ book From Time Immemorial, published to great fanfare in 1984 but subsequently exposed as an academic hoax, he asks deeply troubling questions here about the periodic reappearance of spurious scholarship and the uncritical acclaim it receives. The most recent addition to this genre, Finkelstein argues, is Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz’s bestseller, The Case for Israel.
>The core analysis of Beyond Chutzpah sets Dershowitz’s assertions on Israel’s human rights record against the findings of the mainstream human rights community. Sifting through thousands of pages of reports from organizations such as Amnesty International, B’Tselem, and Human Rights Watch, Finkelstein argues that Dershowitz has misrepresented the facts.
>Thoroughly researched and tightly argued, Beyond Chutzpah lifts the veil of controversy shrouding the Israel-Palestine conflict.
On a more scientifically meaningful note, if you are curious about the role of the human microbiome in health and disease, I strongly recommend Ed Yong's "I Contain Multitudes". Entertaining, well-researched and highly accessible, even to a lay audience.
ninja edit: I'm totally thread hijacking, because this documentary raises a few good points, but is generally whack.
Dude chill. Here is the definition of a "Joke":
> Something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or a prankish act.
I hope it helps.
What about the cost to countries that have been sued by industry even if the case is won or settled? And hasn't Canada been sued multiple times by corporations? I'm sure Canada can afford it, but what about developing nations.
NYT, 2014 - I doubt Ecquador just had $1.77 billion lying around that they didn't need in 2012.
From The Guardian, 2015 - "Roughly one third of all concluded cases filed at the ICSID are recorded as ending in “settlements”, which – as the Moorburg dispute shows – can be very profitable for investors, though their terms are rarely fully disclosed."
I'll admit that I don't understand a lot of this so I'm very interested in your insight.
There is meditation that has a long tradition in world's religious, philosophical (mainly epistemology and ethics) and medical practice.
And there is Mindfulness ^(TM) which is rightfully called McMeditation which besides the basic breathing technique is total BS and doesn't actually work as advertised. And that version is practiced more.
from where i'm located in the world it is available on amazon prime https://www.amazon.com/Lottery-Birth-Nicholas-Woodeson/dp/B00DIX666S
Every US server on NordVPN works for this. I'm sure there are free options somewhere if you're cool with rinking getting your data sold.
(Stay away from Onavo, it's Israeli spyware owned by Facebook that records and sells all of your data)
If you're interested in this, I can't recommend Moitessier's book, La Longue Route, enough.
Amazon Link - can't recommend it enough, hard to put down and very well weaved together
Carreyrou owns the story - it's hard to describe just what he was up against. All the big names in SV didn't just love Holmes, they praised her, and then they trashed John and the WSJ for going after her.
It took a lot of courage to go against these people and to pursuit the truth in this story. Not to mention that the owner of the WSJ, Murdoch, was a huge personal investor in Theranos (and to his credit didn't intervene to kill the story when Elizabeth asked him to)
>@1:30 "everything being in God's hands it [testing weapons] cannot be anything other than good.
I just finished reading The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
It left me with this impression: we need to spread the word - we all face an existential threat. If we are to survivie, we must demand responsible governments and open societies.
This is the book he had in his house. Famous photographers took pictures of adults and children in classical poses. It is not CP any more than Michaelangelo is porn. The kids aren't even naked. They're wearing fucking togas and shit. Like cherubs on the roof of the cistine chapel. This book you can buy on Amazon is not enough to accuse someone of owning CP.
I just started reading Beyond the deep about the first expedition into the cave system. The book pairs better with the rum than the shrooms!
reminds me of this ted talk http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_ariely_asks_are_we_in_control_of_our_own_decisions.html they both had the same anecdote about The Economist and the online vs print vs print and online options but the facts are different in both tellings... weird
Here's where I'm confused, I have always thought the following: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/feminism thus I call myself a feminist because I want equality between the sexes. I have never hated men, and many, if not all the feminists I know, feel the same way. I have yet to meet the crazy dick hating "feminist" everybody seems to be so hung up on, that apparently is so common?
Big fan of Edward Snowden and the disclosures, Greenwald and his website (https://theintercept.com/) too.
However, this documentary bores the shit out of me as someone who followed the situation closely as it happened. Just not very interesting if you already know the details - and it doesn't go into much about the actual disclosures in depth (which I admit would be difficult to do with the format).
Meh. Not sure what I expected, I guess, but I just have no desire to watch this again.
FYI, this is just one segment lifted from the documentary Workingman's Death. Looks like Al Jazeera chose to chop it up into episodes and add some narration to the beginning.
The entire film is worth watching. It's beautifully shot; terrifying and hypnotic.
>That's spoken in yest >Have a laugh, why don't you?
Because it's very "hey look at me I'm being silenced buy my book". That puts me off. Oh, and in case you think I'm joking about "buy my book", the link you posted literally shills their book.
Wonder how much they've made off people like you.
>Have you ever heard any of their discussions or are you just speaking out of prejudice?
I was speaking out of being turned off by what appears to be an obvious attempt to scam gullible people out of their money by promising to tell them things "they" don't want you to know about.
I'm very skeptical of someone attempting to shill a book while talking about being "silenced".
>How so? >Do you oppose evolution?
Because it's not really a job title. I have no idea what an 'evolutionary theorist' does. I guess it's what happens when you can no longer call yourself an "evolutionary biologist". "Professor in exile" huh.
>LoL >You guys are hilarious
Well, what do you think? How many book sales are we talking about so far? We know how nice Wakefield's home is, but he's been playing this game for a lot longer.
There are no good free VPNs. A VPN isn’t something you want for free. You are the product when using a free VPN. I recommend Mullvad, which is a flat €5 per month. You only get what you pay for. You can give them only €5 and you’ll get your one month. You can even send them the €5 in the post. They require zero information from you, not even an email.
"quotes that were said". Wow. That's not evidence.
Quote: "Have sex with that woman". - Bill Clinton.
Bill Clinton told me to rape someone.
Please. Take the Woodrow Wilson, "I have unwittingly ruined my country". That quote is spattered on every Federal Reserve Documentary there is. And it's largely bogus.
Some people actually look into things instead of simply believing them because a juicy "documentary" told them. What if I told you that documentaries are a great propaganda tool for any interested party?
What's the other quote? "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes its laws"?