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    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.)

    Hollywood Graveyard


    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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    Filling in the blanks ...
    While noting this could occur once again ...


    The volcano that changed the world | DW Documentary (History documentary)

    When the Tambora volcano erupted in Indonesia some 200 years ago, around 100,000 people perished. But the disaster was not over. The eruption’s ash cloud would cause crop failures, epidemics and civil disturbances across the northern hemisphere.

    Around 100,000 people died on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa when the Tambora volcano erupted at the beginning of April 1815. But their deaths were just the first chapter in this catastrophe. The eruption column rose to an altitude of more than 40 kilometers, spreading a shroud of smoke and ash throughout the stratosphere. The year 1816 has gone down in history as the "year without a summer." That year, the volcanic fallout blocked the sun’s rays, and rain and cold caused dramatic crop failures across the northern hemisphere. Famine stalked large parts of Europe and hundreds of thousands starved to death or were struck down by fatal diseases. Many set sail for the USA in the hope of finding a better life - the first major wave of emigration of the 19th Century - and many who could not afford to emigrate rebelled against the system. In England, the Corn Laws, which placed heavy taxes on grain, sparked massive riots in London and other major cities. The effects of the eruption endured for decades as climatic turbulence in India paved the way for the first global cholera pandemic, which led to the deaths of millions of people. The documentary examines the global consequences of this devastating natural disaster and talks to scientists who explain how this eruption changed the course of world history.
    Oct 23, 2019

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    Got the Chinese German vid book marked , ta Gio, Seen this yet Gio ? >


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    Climbing the mountain of human skulls to meet the Thunderbird.
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    Their unbearable burden from birth ...


    Bosnia's invisible children: Living in dignity | DW Documentary

    During the war in Yugoslavia, thousands of Bosnian women were raped and many became pregnant as a result. But their children are even now not recognized as war victims. The NGO "Forgotten Children of War" aims to change that.

    In Bosnia-Herzegovina, they are known as "Nevidljiva djeca"- "invisible children." Their mothers were raped, by enemy soldiers during the war in Yugoslavia - and sometimes also by UN peacekeepers. The Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences estimates that between 2,000 and 4,000 Bosnian children were born after their mothers had been raped during the war. Often marginalized and stigmatized by society, many of these "invisible children" who are now young adults have led miserable lives. Ajna Jusić is the daughter of a Bosnian Muslim woman who was raped by a Croatian soldier during the conflict. For years she knew nothing of her mother’s ordeal. But now her NGO "Forgotten Children of War" wants to bring these "invisible children" together and give them a voice. She says it is a matter of recognition and respect and is pressing the Bosnian government to officially recognize them as war victims.
    Oct 26, 2019

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    Making up for the DW video that was pulled above ...

    The Berlin Wall - life 30 years after the fall | DW Documentary

    What was life like in East Germany? How does the division of Germany still affect it even now? Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are still tangible differences between East and West. How do the younger generations see them?

    Siblings Franz Hildebrandt-Harangozó and Antonia Hildebrandt were born after the fall of the Berlin Wall and grew up in a reunified Germany. They study in Berlin and live not far from Bernauer Strasse, where the Wall once divided the city. On weekends, they like to party at the nearby Mauerpark. Every Sunday people from all over the world come to the former death strip between East and West Berlin to enjoy an open-air festival with live music, a flea market and street artists. But the two young Berliners still feel that the wounds left by the Cold War division have not yet healed and want to find out why. Their search for answers starts in their own family.

    Regine and Jörg Hildebrandt, Antonia and Franz's grandparents, saw with their own eyes how the Wall was built in 1961, right on their doorstep. But they made a conscious decision to stay in East Berlin. They wanted to change the country from the inside out. Frauke Hildebrandt, their mother, fled to West Germany in the summer of 1989, shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Grandmother Regine Hildebrandt became a politician after the fall of the Berlin Wall and tried to speak out for people from the former East.

    But Antonia and Franz do not rely only on their family for information about the way the division of Germany influenced people from the former East Germany. They also travel around the eastern part of Germany themselves and see first hand how the decades-long schism is far from resolved.

    Nov 1, 2019

    42:26 minutes



    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWpCj8jIxkY


    'The Berlin Wall, Our Family and Us' is also available in the following languages:
    German: https://youtu.be/9ZVUiviRph4
    Spanish: https://youtu.be/sZXns-T0F5I
    Arabic: https://youtu.be/5TAUfSZN174

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    ♪ So what becomes of you my love
    When they have finally stripped you of
    The handbags and the gladrags
    That your Grandad had to sweat so you could buy
    Baby ♪

    Rod (the mod) Stewart



    Luxury: Behind the mirror of high-end fashion (fashion documentary) | DW Documentary


    This investigative documentary looks behind the shiny facade of luxury fashion. Shot with a hidden camera, it shows the brutal conditions in Chinese fur farms, and how migrants are exploited in Italian tanneries.

    Fine handmade bags from Gucci, Prada and Max Mara in the displays of luxurious fashion boutiques are objects of passionate desire. Luxury labels generate over 70 percent of their turnover with leather products. But hardly anyone knows the reality of their production. The major fashion brands comply with a modern code of conduct that also applies to its direct suppliers. But who controls the subcontractors? The film looks behind the beautiful displays at where the raw material comes from: tanneries in Italy, where migrants produce the leather for luxury handbags under miserable and unsafe working conditions; and behind the scenes in China’s fur animal industry, where the animals are kept under catastrophic hygienic conditions and before being cruelly slaughtered.
    Nov 9, 2019

    42:25 minutes



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    Worried about the past folks?

    You should be really worried about the present.

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