Page 5 of 7 FirstFirst ... 234567 LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 103

Thread: EXTRAS

  1. #61
    Administrator Aragorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    17th March 2015
    Location
    Middle-Earth
    Posts
    13,964
    Thanks
    61,831
    Thanked 57,954 Times in 13,951 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    The videos I posted are what came up in a general search re Iran and 1953 on Duck Duck Go. If one from Fox or MSNBC came up I would have added it. A Startpage search might reveal more results, I didn't use that engine. My only parameter of choice was that the source was somewhat mainstream.

    There were some very interesting non-mainstream ones...

    The Fox front page certainly has a large amount of opinion posing as news. But then, that's not a surprise to me.
    Abby Martin's YouTube channel contains a lot of information on the CIA's dirty tricks.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

  2. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Aragorn For This Useful Post:

    Dreamtimer (25th September 2019), Elen (26th September 2019), giovonni (25th September 2019), NotAPretender (26th September 2019)

  3. #62
    Super Moderator United States Dreamtimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th April 2015
    Location
    Patapsco Valley
    Posts
    9,291
    Thanks
    51,800
    Thanked 41,401 Times in 9,207 Posts
    Our President doesn't listen to his intelligence sources. Has he conflated them all with the CIA?

    His gut certainly doesn't know better.

  4. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Dreamtimer For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (26th September 2019), Elen (26th September 2019), giovonni (25th September 2019), NotAPretender (26th September 2019)

  5. #63
    Senior Member giovonni's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    4,648
    Thanks
    4,564
    Thanked 24,770 Times in 4,656 Posts

    Thinking

    Speaking of feelings ...

    What ever is occurring between the facade of the U.S. two party system ...
    My gut is telling me it is all an affront to what is best for the country ...

    And sadly it far from the first time ever in its history.


  6. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to giovonni For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (26th September 2019), Dreamtimer (25th September 2019), Elen (26th September 2019), NotAPretender (26th September 2019)

  7. #64
    Senior Member giovonni's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    4,648
    Thanks
    4,564
    Thanked 24,770 Times in 4,656 Posts

    Returning Topic

    And speaking of conflicting history ...


  8. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to giovonni For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (26th September 2019), Dreamtimer (25th September 2019), Elen (26th September 2019), NotAPretender (26th September 2019)

  9. #65
    Senior Member giovonni's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    4,648
    Thanks
    4,564
    Thanked 24,770 Times in 4,656 Posts

    Thinking

    Before we slip fully into unconsciousness ...

    Artificial Intelligence & Algorithms: pros & cons | (AI-Documentary) DW Documentary



    "Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) are leading to fundamental changes in the way we live. Algorithms can already detect Parkinson's disease and cancer, and control both cars and aircraft. How will AI change our society in the future?

    This documentary journeys to the hot spots of AI research in Europe, the USA and China, and looks at the revolutionary developments which are currently taking place. The rapid growth of AI offers many opportunities, but also many dangers. AI can be used to create sound and video recordings which will make it more and more difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction. It will make the world of work more efficient and many professions superfluous. Algorithms can decide whether to grant loans, who is an insurance risk, and how good employees are. But there is a huge problem: humans can no longer comprehend how algorithms arrive at their decisions. And another big problem is AI’s capacity for widespread surveillance. The Chinese city of Rongcheng is already using an AI-supported 'social credit system' to monitor and assess its citizens. Does AI pose a danger to our personal freedoms or democracy? Which decisions can we leave to the algorithms - and which do we want to? And what are AI’s social implications?"


    Sep 26, 2019

    42:25 minutes



  10. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to giovonni For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (27th September 2019), Dreamtimer (29th September 2019), Elen (27th September 2019), NotAPretender (27th September 2019)

  11. #66
    Senior Member giovonni's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    4,648
    Thanks
    4,564
    Thanked 24,770 Times in 4,656 Posts

    Wink

    A sh!t where you eat kinda girl ...


    True Facts: The Ogre Faced Spider


    "Deinopis is a throw back to an older, cooler kind of cribellate spider.
    Lots of spigots...LOTS. OF. SPIGOTS."



    Sep 26, 2019

    6:45 minutes


    Last edited by giovonni, 28th September 2019 at 00:11.

  12. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to giovonni For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (28th September 2019), Dreamtimer (29th September 2019), Elen (28th September 2019), NotAPretender (28th September 2019)

  13. #67
    Administrator Aragorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    17th March 2015
    Location
    Middle-Earth
    Posts
    13,964
    Thanks
    61,831
    Thanked 57,954 Times in 13,951 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by giovonni View Post
    A sh!t where you eat kinda girl ...


    True Facts: The Ogre Faced Spider


    "Deinopis is a throw back to an older, cooler kind of cribellate spider.
    Lots of spigots...LOTS. OF. SPIGOTS."
    Gulp!

    Not quite the image I like to wake up to in the morning, and earlier on, a friend did the same thing to me when she sent me a fairly high-resolution image of her pet tarantula.



    (I have a fairly strong degree of arachnophobia.)
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

  14. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Aragorn For This Useful Post:

    Dreamtimer (29th September 2019), Elen (28th September 2019), giovonni (28th September 2019), NotAPretender (28th September 2019)

  15. #68
    Super Moderator United States Dreamtimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th April 2015
    Location
    Patapsco Valley
    Posts
    9,291
    Thanks
    51,800
    Thanked 41,401 Times in 9,207 Posts
    That was funny and educational. Spiders are creepy and amazing.

  16. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Dreamtimer For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (30th September 2019), Elen (30th September 2019), giovonni (30th September 2019), NotAPretender (29th September 2019)

  17. #69
    Senior Member Hungary
    Join Date
    10th July 2018
    Posts
    808
    Thanks
    1,959
    Thanked 3,993 Times in 802 Posts
    One of the saddest articles I've ever read, about the children sex tourists leave behind in the Philippines. Coincidentally or not, the centre of sex tourism in that country is actually called Los Angeles and used to be a major US military base. I won't post the article, just the link, you really need to see the photos to get the full story.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...ed-philippines

  18. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Chris For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (30th September 2019), Dreamtimer (30th September 2019), Elen (30th September 2019), giovonni (30th September 2019)

  19. #70
    Senior Member giovonni's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    4,648
    Thanks
    4,564
    Thanked 24,770 Times in 4,656 Posts

  20. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to giovonni For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (1st October 2019), Chris (1st October 2019), Dreamtimer (1st October 2019), Elen (2nd October 2019), NotAPretender (6th October 2019)

  21. #71
    Senior Member giovonni's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    4,648
    Thanks
    4,564
    Thanked 24,770 Times in 4,656 Posts

    Thinking

    It's all in the belief system ...


    How Derren Brown Remade
    Mind Reading for Skeptics


    The mentalist’s manipulation techniques give people too sophisticated to
    believe in the paranormal something quasi-scientific to hang on to.



    By Adam Green September 30, 2019


    "Brown maintains that he neither has nor believes in any kind of psychic power" ...

    Listen to/Read here

  22. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to giovonni For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (3rd October 2019), Dreamtimer (3rd October 2019), Elen (3rd October 2019), NotAPretender (6th October 2019)

  23. #72
    Senior Member giovonni's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    4,648
    Thanks
    4,564
    Thanked 24,770 Times in 4,656 Posts

    Video

    An amazing quickie ...

    Eagle flight footage to show Europe glacier reduction


    Filmed with a camera mounted between his majestic wings,
    they'll show glaciers now crumbling because of global warming. …
    Oct 3, 2019

    50 moments



  24. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to giovonni For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (4th October 2019), Dreamtimer (3rd October 2019), Elen (3rd October 2019), NotAPretender (6th October 2019)

  25. #73
    Senior Member giovonni's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    4,648
    Thanks
    4,564
    Thanked 24,770 Times in 4,656 Posts

    Question

    Far from but a possible glimpse of Hong Kong's protester(s) prospects ...

    China calls it re-education, but Uyghur Muslims say it's 'unbearable brutality'

    Uyghurs are Muslims who trace their roots back thousands of years in Central Asia, most currently living in the Chinese province Xinjiang. The group represents less than 1 percent of China's population, but they have endured what the U.S. calls one of the worst human rights crises of modern times. Nick Schifrin reports on how Communist China has persecuted this religious and cultural minority.

    PBS NewsHour

    15:36 minutes



  26. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to giovonni For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (5th October 2019), Chris (7th October 2019), Dreamtimer (5th October 2019), Elen (5th October 2019), NotAPretender (6th October 2019)

  27. #74
    Super Moderator United States Dreamtimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th April 2015
    Location
    Patapsco Valley
    Posts
    9,291
    Thanks
    51,800
    Thanked 41,401 Times in 9,207 Posts
    Heartbreaking. I recall when I first heard of the uyghur people. So sad.

  28. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Dreamtimer For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (5th October 2019), Chris (7th October 2019), Elen (5th October 2019), giovonni (5th October 2019), NotAPretender (6th October 2019)

  29. #75
    Senior Member Hungary
    Join Date
    10th July 2018
    Posts
    808
    Thanks
    1,959
    Thanked 3,993 Times in 802 Posts
    Not a lot of people agree with me, but I see Communist China as the biggest evil on earth currently. It is as bad as the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany were in their time.

    Millions of people in concentration camps. Entire nations exterminated or exiled. Monks and priests slaughtered en masse. If you look at what they're doing to Falun Gong practitioners, that's probably the worst of it. Apart from the torture and kidnappings, they now execute Falun Gong practitioners without trial and sell their organs to the highest bidder, often medical tourists from rich countries, who don't care where their life-saving organs come from.

    We are all complicit.

    I just ordered a phone, that is made in China. I didn't really have a choice, because all phones are now made there, so if I want to buy one, I am pretty much limited to a Chinese-made one. What isn't made in China these days, or doesn't use Chinese-made components?

    Meanwhile, Huawei devices spy on us on a daily basis and us, and our governments, just go along with it. Kudos to the current US administration for actually trying to do something about it, though I fear it is far too late. Nixon and Kissinger made a deal with the Devil back in the day and now he is collecting on his side of the deal.

    Still, something could have been done, if our leaders (business and political) weren't so spineless. I am still mad at the the US for abandoning the Republic of China to make some money on the backs of those oppressed by the Communists. Ditto for the UK for abandoning the people of Hong Kong to the most repressive and brutal regime (a hundred million dead and counting) in the history of the world. You don't negotiate with communists.

    I met a man in London who fought against communist China in the late 40s. His Royal Navy ship was stuck in the river Yangtze as they were trying to help the Nationalists on one side of the river against the Communists on the other side. The communists shot at them for two weeks, making a cheese grater out of their ship. Yet, they persisted and were eventually rescued by a smaller Royal Navy vessel. This was back when Britain had principles and didn't just surrender to tyrants to make a few bucks.

  30. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Chris For This Useful Post:

    Aragorn (7th October 2019), Elen (7th October 2019), giovonni (7th October 2019)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •