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    Quote Originally posted by giovonni View Post
    The Weight

    "Featuring musicians performing together across 5 continents. Great songs can travel everywhere bridging what divides us and inspiring us to see how easily we all get along when the music plays. Special thanks to our partner Cambria® for helping to make this possible and to Robbie Robertson, Ringo Starr and all the musicians for joining us in celebrating 50 years of this classic song."


    Published on Sep 18, 2019

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    "Featuring musicians performing together across 5 continents. Great songs can travel everywhere bridging what divides us and inspiring us to see how easily we all get along when the music plays. Special thanks to our partner Cambria® for helping to make this possible and to Robbie Robertson, Ringo Starr and all the musicians for joining us in celebrating 50 years of this classic song."[/B]


    For some reason I thought that song was by Iron Butterfly. I saw them perform it on their 'comeback tour' for a 5.00 dollar cover charge. I watched them 2 nights in a row. Not to be proud of it but I got laid 2 nights in a row...I was on a roll...yeech...

    It is so inspiring to see people from around the world feeling the spirit. I truly love it!

    For the record and for those too young to recall.

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    People sometimes give me crap for liking Robbie Robertson.

    He’s put out some great music. He’s quite the songwriter.

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    Some here will find this special five different case items interesting from Atlas Obscura ...



    Border/Lands

    Borders don't really exist until we call them into the world. Then signs and pillars and fences go up, landscapes change, and people are drawn in for commerce, or for adventure, or out of desperation.

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    And speaking of redefining societal/national borders ...

    East Germany and the difficult legacy of the Treuhand | DW Documentary
    (German history documentary)


    The word 'Treuhand' still triggers stronger reactions in East Germany. For millions of East Germans, the change from a planned to a market economy meant unemployment - and an affront that still rankles today.

    As President of the Treuhandanstalt, the agency charged with privatizing the old East German economy from 1991 to 1994, Birgit Breuel pushed ahead with painful privatizations and the closure of thousands of companies - and became the hated symbol of the transition to a market economy. After decades of silence, she returns to this chapter of her life and talks in detail about a time when everything was running full speed ahead and rational decisions to completely rebuild a country needed to be taken. How did she make her decisions? How does she rate them in retrospect? And what motivated her to take on such a mammoth task at all? How much leeway did the Treuhand have? Were there any other ways to turn the Former East German economy around? The filmmakers interview managers, politicians and experts about the work, goals and challenges of the Treuhand, diving back into the heady years from 1990 to 1994 and illuminating the backgrounds and consequences that still have an effect today.
    Oct 3, 2019

    42:25 minutes




    Note: Apparently someone got cold feet on publishing this item and removed the video?


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    history

    A chronological record of events, as of the life or development of a people or institution,
    often including an explanation of or commentary on those events.


    The King and the People (Monarchy Documentary) - Real Stories

    The King and the People is a dramatic film that captures the spirit of the Swazi people’s struggle from absolute monarchism. At the heart of the story, runs a common thread where an entire nation is subjugated through various subtle means such as culture, tradition and religion; economic control; and, brutal force on all forms of opposition or dissent to royal rule.

    Directed by Simon Bright, The King and the People offers an historical portrait into the ‘heart’ of the Swazi crises charting it from the pre-independence, independence, post-independence and right up to modern day Swaziland. It defines the nature and character of ‘Tinkhundla’ – the recently ‘discovered’ political ideology referred to by Swaziland’s current monarch, Mswati III, as “monarchial democracy”.

    The film shines a light on a crisis forgotten or misunderstood by many and unravels the reality of the existence, in the 21st century, of a governing system that is based on royal supremacy, greed, power and zero tolerance to fundamental human rights.

    Oct 8, 2019

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    The latest from this regular offering ...

    FAMOUS GRAVE TOUR - Santa Barbara (Alan Thicke, Suzy Parker, etc.)

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    Welcome to Hollywood Graveyard, where we set out to remember and celebrate the lives of those who lived to entertain us, by visiting their final resting places. Today we're exploring Santa Barbara Cemetery, where we'll find such stars as Fess Parker, Alan Thicke, Suzy Parker, and many more.

    Oct 8, 2019

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    Culture shock indeed ...

    From China to Germany - a young Chinese woman living in the Black Forest

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    Xu Qing is training as a geriatric nurse in the Black Forest. The 23-year-old Chinese woman encounters people in the last stages of their lives, a stern boss and endless sausage sandwiches. The film follows her through three eventful years.

    Xu Qing had never left her homeland before and is eager to see the world. The offer to train as a geriatric nurse in Germany is just what she is looking for. But when she arrives in the Black Forest, she experiences a culture clash between two entirely different worlds and disillusionment sets in. While Qing is still wondering why Germans insist on eating bread with cold meat every day, her employer expects her to integrate quickly. Homesickness, the language barrier - there's no time for anything like that. But at least Qing can share her problems with three other Chinese women. Cooking together and Chinese dumplings can do wonders.

    For senior citizens in the Black Forest, the 'nimble Chinese girl' has meanwhile become a welcome change to everyday life at home, especially for Frau Wohlfahrt. She attributes Qing's intelligence to a diet of fish eyes. And as the 100-year-old, always in a good mood, Mr. Reiner becomes her mentor...almost an ersatz grandfather.
    We spend three years with Qing, starting with her last days in China, and watch her struggle, start to settle in and mature. 'Goodbye Yellow Sea, Hello Black Forest' is a film about leaving home, wandering between worlds and finding your own way in life.
    Oct 18, 2019

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    Brave young Chinese girl. I loved the 101 year old man too!
    Whatever is true. Whatever is noble. Whatever is right. Whatever is lovely. Whatever is admirable. Anything of excellence and worthy of praise. Dwell on these things. Jesus Christ (I agree)

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