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Updates to the website and general announcements are smaller news items that aren’t long enough to justify a dedicated post. These may be related to general updates on the website or other milestones. They are listed here. For articles in chronological order by date of content see the Recent Articles page.

2020 – January

  • 2020 Wuhan Coronavirus – Developing Recent News Reports. This page offers recent news about the Wuhan Coronavirus, an airborne virus of the same coronavirus family as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome). As of 27 Jan 2020, of the 2,862 infected people, 81 have died. [View]
  • The Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum 2020. 8 Democratic presidential hopefuls took questions from VICE News on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here’s what happened. Event Date: 20 Jan 2020. Posted: 24 Jan 2020. [View]
  • “Saturn” by Sleeping At Last. This video was released on 28 Jun 2016. It has been viewed 39 million times. Posted: 22 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Michael Bloomberg on The View. Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg appeared on the view to discuss his campaign. Here are some excerpts from his appearance on the show. The View, YouTube, 15 Jan 2020. Posted: 16 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Documentary: Mosul after ISIS. After nine months of devastating battle, Mosul was finally liberated from ISIS in July 2017. The city is the second largest in Iraq, and it was here that the Caliphate was proclaimed in 2014. A look at the situation in Mosul today. Deutsche Welle, 14 Jan 2020 [View]
  • FRONTLINE PBS – America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump. An investigation into America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics. PBS, YouTube, 13 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Watch These Movies for Free Courtesy of Google and YouTube. Amazon, Apple, and Google are competing with Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and your cable company to offer new and older movies. Most of these providers require a monthly subscription fee for viewing content. However, Google is providing access to many classic movies to watch for free with some advertising. Posted: 14 Jan 2020. [View]
  • The Birdcage – Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman (1986) – Watch Free Streaming Online. n this contemporary American adaptation of the 1978 outrageous French farce LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Released: 8 Mar 1996. Posted: 13 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Steve Bannon’s Master Plan for Europe. When President Trump’s former strategist, Steve Bannon, was ousted from his White House post, he didn’t disappear. He went to Europe and is heading up new projects to support right-wing populist parties that are currently surging across the continent. Date: 13 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Alexandra Whittingham plays Julia Florida by Agustín Barrios Mangoré. Filmed at Lock 91, Manchester. Date: 11 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Seven reasons to buy the new recipe e-book from Sadia Badiei of Pick Up Limes. The new eBook from Sadia Badiei of PickUpLimes.com offers many compelling reasons to purchase your own copy of the cookbook. Posted: 12 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Harald Eia: The Best Countries for Building Personal Wealth. In which society is it easiest to get rich? Contrary to common belief, it is not countries like the US or the UK that create the highest number of rich people per capita, but Nordic social democracies like Norway and Sweden. Date: 2 May 2016. Posted: 11 Jan 2020. [View]
  • “Hackers” – Watch the 1995 Classic Cyber Film. In this cyberpunk thriller, a renegade group of elite teenage computer hackers rollerblade through New York City by day and ride the information highway by night. After hacking into a high-stakes industrial conspiracy, they become prime suspects and must recruit the best of the cybernet underground to help clear their names. Staring: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford. Released: 15 Sep 1995. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • The Illusionist – Watch Movie Online Free. In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti. Released: 1 Sep 2006. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Sadia Badiei: Vegan breakfast for the weekend. Sadia Badiei is known by her YouTube name Pick Up Limes. In this video, Sadia offers some great vegan breakfast suggestions. Date: 9 Jan 2020. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • German shipping companies and the arms trade. Special report by Deutsche Welle. Date: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Alexandra Whittingham Plays Capricho Arabe by Francisco Tárrega. Filmed in the Church of St Pierre in Martignac, South-West France. Date: 10 Nov 2017. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • The English Teacher – Nathan Lane and Julianne Moore – Watch Free. Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She shares a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors and stories. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she devours on the page, and she likes it that way. But Linda’s simple life turns an unexpected page when former star pupil Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano) returns to Kingston after trying to make it as a playwright in New York. This movie is made available by Bjgtjme Full Length Movies. Released: 1 Aug 2013. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Wargames – Watch the Classic 1980s Movie Online Free. A 80’s teenager, bored by traditional high school subjects like biology but fascinated by computers, accidentally taps into the Pentagon’s top-secret computer…the USA’s NORAD system. Released: 3 Jun 1983. [View]
  • Wellness Documentary: Super Size Me. Director Morgan Spurlock’s social experiment in fast-food gastronomy sees him attempting to subsist uniquely on food from the McDonald’s menu for an entire month. In the process his weight balloons, his energy level plummets and he experiences all sorts of unexpected — and terrifying — side effects. Released: 11 Jun 2004. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Lord of War – Watch the Movie Online for Free. Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage stars in this action-packed tale of a notorious arms dealer who supplied weapons to ruthless dictators and successfully outran the law for nearly twenty years. Released: 16 Sep 2005. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Wellness Documentary: “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” by Joe Cross. Overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross was at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. With doctors and conventional medicine unable to help, Joe traded in junk food and hit the road with a juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe had one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle. Released: 1 Apr 2011. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Tortilla Soup – Watch the Movie Online for Free. A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life. Released: 31 Aug 2001. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Jackson Hole Wyoming Fall into Winter. The transition to winter in the Tetons is breathtaking. Join us on a magical journey as wildlife make their seasonal migration and landscapes of color disappear under sheets of white. Welcome to Winter. Date: 3 Dec 2019. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Sufi Inspired Restaurant: The Tulip & The Rose Cafe. The Tulip and the Rose Cafe in Franklin, NY is the type of place you could drive by for years and have no idea of the vivacity until you walk inside. Started by members of the Osmanli Dergah, a Sufi Muslim group that’s found a home in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York, the restaurant serves international food focusing on Malaysian, Indian, Turkish, Thai, and American recipes. Date: 2 Jan 2020. Posted: 9 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Documentary: Lebanon and Hezbollah. In Lebanon, no important political decisions are taken any more without Hezbollah, the Shiite “party of God”. Since the end of the civil war in 1990, multi-ethnic and multi-religious Lebanon has been exposed to growing political divisions. Supported and financed by Iran, Hezbollah now threatens to destabilize the country and the region. Date: 9 Jan 2020. [View]
  • The Evangelical Divide Over Religion in Politics. White evangelicals comprise a third of all Republican voters and are among the GOP’s most organized voting blocs. Date: 8 Jan 2020. Posted: 9 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Colombia: From Cocaine to Cacao. In Colombia, the cultivation of coca, the main ingredient of cocaine, has nearly tripled over the past five years. Date: 9 Jan 2010 [View]
  • Ford Motor Company: How to Cook an Egg. Rather than just selling a product, some companies seek to portray the lifestyle of those who identify with the product and company. Ford Motor Company launched a new ad campaign to promote “Truck Life” which helps further define Ford as a lifestyle brand. Rather than just selling trucks, Ford seeks to define the character and life of people who are truck owners. Date: 8 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Jamie Oliver Promotes His Recent Vegetarian Cookbook. Jamie Oliver has been appearing on some talk shows promoting his recent vegetarian cookbook. Date: 8 Jan 2020. Posted: 9 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Farmers Are Buying 40-Year-Old Tractors Because They’re Repairable. VICE News. Date: 7 Jan 2020. Posted: 8 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Some fool sent Nina Kollars a free Nespresso machine. A con artist conducting a financial fraud scam through eBay sent Nina Kollars a free Nespresso machine. The scammer didn’t realize that Nina Kollars is an Associate Professor at the Naval War College with extensive experience in Strategic and Operational Research. Suspecting something was going on, Nina began conducting an elaborate research project on the scam and ultimately contacted the FBI with the data she accumulated. Date: 15 Nov 2019. Posted: 8 Jan 2020. [View]
  • 14 Days in IRAN – Tour Video. Jacob Laukaitis spent 14 days in IRAN visiting a variety of sites. Date: 24 Sep 2019. Posted: 8 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Ana Vidovic plays Asturias by Isaac Albéniz on a Jim Redgate classical guitar. Performed on 29 Mar 2015 in Asamsaal Ettlingen, Germany. Posted: 7 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Documentary: Climate change in the Antarctic. Few places on Earth are as remote as the German research facility Neumayer Station III. The scientists who work at this outpost in Antarctica are studying the effects of climate change — under extreme conditions. Date: 7 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Commentary – Iranian UN Ambassador Majid Takht-RavanchiThe Friday killing of Iran’s best-known military commander in a U.S. airstrike prompted an outpouring of grief in Tehran — along with vows of vengeance. In the aftermath of Qassem Soleimani’s death, the country’s leaders and President Trump exchanged threats about what might come next. To share Iran’s perspective, Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi joins Judy Woodruff. Date: 6 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Iran Analysis on Fox and CNN. There have been a wide range of responses to the President’s order to take out Qasem Soleimani. The praise and criticism mostly falls along predictable partisan lines, but some have departed from the status quo. Date: 6 Jan 2019. [View]
  • Norway – Beautiful Video Recorded on an iPhone. This video shows beautiful scenery from Norway. Date: 25 Nov 2019. Posted: 6 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Iran Has the Fourth Largest Cyber Army in the World. According to the CBC report below, Iran now has the fourth largest cyber army in the world with an estimated 100,000 cyber soldiers. Date: 5 Jan 2020. Posted: 6 Jan 2020. [View]
  • High Quality 4K Drone Nature Video of Iran. This video shows high resolution aerial views of nature areas in Iran. Produced by Reza Nazemi. Dated: 20 Jul 2019. Posted: 6 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Yellowstone National Park – Beautiful 8K Video. Yellowstone 8K HDR explores the fall landscapes of Yellowstone National Park. This footage was captured in natively in 8K UHD (4320p) and 60fps resolution with the brand new Red Helium in 8K. Date: 27 Oct 2017. Posted: 5 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Snow Monkeys in Japan – Beautiful 5K Video. Now that more people are going to have 5K displays and technology at their finger tips with not only the new iMac, but also Dell’s new 5K display. We decided it was time to challenge ourselves and our technology and give you a chance to experience the world in 5K. Date: 26 Oct 2014. Posted: 5 Jan 2020. [View]
  • VICE News: Libya’s Revolution Is in Ruins. Libya is in a state of chaos as rival governments compete for power, human smuggling runs rampant, and black markets thrive with everything from oil to hard currency. Date: 26 Dec 2019. Posted: 5 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Nordic Islands – Beautiful Aerial 4K Drone Video by Stefan Forster. This is a very nice video of the mountains and shorelines of the Nordic Islands. Date: 3 Jan 2020. Posted: 4 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Top 10 Obama Scandals – The Daily Show. The Daily Show has come up with this list of 10 Obama scandals. Dated: 2 Jan 2020. Posted: 4 Jan 2020. [View]
  • PAWS & More Animal Shelter Needs Your Old Tech Devices. Right now is a great opportunity to help out the animals at PAWS & More Animal Shelter. The team that runs the shelter is in need of some iPads and laptop computers for a new shelter management system. Posted 3 Jan 2020. [View]
  • VICE News: Iran’s Power Over Iraq. Iran and Iraq fought one of the longest and bloodiest wars of the 20th century, which cost the lives of more than a million people and cemented the two countries’ rivalry in the decades that followed. Posted 3 Jan 2020 [View]
  • WEB DESIGN – Divi Theme Security Update. Elegant Themes released the following announcement regarding a security vulnerability update to their popular Divi theme. Dated 2 Jan 2020. Posted 3 Jan 2020. [View]
  • HEALTHCARE – Why Drugs Are So Expensive. Americans today spend more on pharmaceuticals per capita than anyone else in the world, and more than one in five say they have trouble affording their prescription drugs. VICE News, 3 Jan 2019. [View]
  • Mandolin Orange: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert. Now ten years into playing together, this couple from Chapel Hill has a family of their own and recently released their sixth album. The two of them sing and play in such complementary ways; it’s heartwarming to watch the ease with which they perform and harmonize. Date: 23 Aug 2019. Posted 2 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Mandolin Orange: Music at the Mansion. On Tuesday May 28th, Mandolin Orange played a special set at the North Carolina Executive Mansion in Raleigh to help usher in a partnership between Come Hear North Carolina and the Americana Music Association (AMA). Dated 28 May 2019. Posted 1 Jan 2020. [View]
  • This four minute video took two years to make: “Italian Mountains in 4K”. Dated 1 Sep 2019. Posted 1 Jan 2020. [View]

2019

  • Resources for Life News 201912. The December newsletter. Posted 31 Dec 2019. [View]
  • Robert Reich: Why I’m Still Hopeful About America. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains why as a liberal he still has hope for the future. Dated 31 Dec 2019. [View]
  • Hillary Clinton on the Howard Stern Show. This is a 4-part video series of the show. Dated 6 Dec 2019. Posted 30 Dec 2019. [View]
  • Why College Athletes Don’t Get Paid. College sports have become a multi-billion dollar industry, but the NCAA’s regulations prohibit amateur athletes from profiting off their abilities to go pro. But a new lawsuit could completely uped the NCAA and the college athletic business model. VICE Media. Dated 29 Dec 2019. Posted 30 Dec 2019. [View]
  • Tech Security: Guarding Against Threats from Nation State Actors. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) is today disseminating videos, brochures, and other informative materials to help the private sector guard against growing threats from foreign intelligence entities and other adversaries. Dated 7 Jan 2019. Posted 17 Dec 2019. [View]
  • Why do we believe things that aren’t true? A TED Talk by Philip Fernbach from 13 Sep 2017, posted 11 Dec 2019. [View]
  • Network Solutions Email Configuration for Apple MacOS Computers – Inbox Missing. When you follow the instructions provided by Network Solutions for automatic email configuration for Mac computers, the process may only partially work. Follow the instructions below to correct the problem with their automatic process. [View]
  • Atacama Desert Video. Posted at 12:18 AM on 8 Dec 2019. Content by Timestorm Films posted to YouTube on 29 Aug 2017. [View]
  • In the Age of AI (full film). A documentary exploring how artificial intelligence is changing life as we know it — from jobs to privacy to a growing rivalry between the U.S. and China. Posted and dated 2 Dec 2019. [View]
  • From January – December 2019, news was primarily in the form of posts to the website.

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