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Michael Bloomberg on The View (15 Jan 2020)

Michael Bloomberg on The View (15 Jan 2020)

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. PART 1 https://youtu.be/3M1VkxQJ33s PART 2 https://youtu.be/5_hN28mSeCY PART 3...

Documentary: Mosul after ISIS (Deutsche Welle, 14 Jan 2020)

Documentary: Mosul after ISIS (Deutsche Welle, 14 Jan 2020)

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. The rule of so-called Islamic State...

Watch These Movies for Free Courtesy of Google and YouTube

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...

Steve Bannon’s Master Plan for Europe (VICE News, 13 Jan 2020)

Steve Bannon’s Master Plan for Europe (VICE News, 13 Jan 2020)

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. We sent Michael...

German shipping companies and the arms trade (10 Jan 2020)

German shipping companies and the arms trade (10 Jan 2020)

Summary Germany’s secret service, the BND, is heavily involved in the delivery of weapons to crisis areas of the world. As this documentary shows, it has - among other things - played along with arms deals made by German shipping companies. Top secret operations are...

Sadia Badiei: Vegan breakfast for the weekend

Sadia Badiei: Vegan breakfast for the weekend

Sadia Badiei is known by her YouTube channel Pick Up Limes. In this video, Sadia offers some great vegan breakfast suggestions. Learn more on the PickUpLimes.com website. Date: 9 Jan 2020. Also, check out the cookbook by Sadia Badiei. https://youtu.be/IDLEQuejwU8...

Documentary: Lebanon and Hezbollah (9 Jan 2020)

Documentary: Lebanon and Hezbollah (9 Jan 2020)

Summary In Lebanon, Hezbollah now controls broad areas of political and social life. It has become a state within a state. How can the "Party of God" be confronted? In Lebanon, no important political decisions are taken any more without Hezbollah, the Shiite "party of...

Colombia: From Cocaine to Cacao (9 Jan 2020)

Colombia: From Cocaine to Cacao (9 Jan 2020)

In Colombia, the cultivation of coca, the main ingredient of cocaine, has nearly tripled over the past five years. As part of the 2016 peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country has embarked on a unique...

Ford Motor Company: How to Cook an Egg

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...

Jamie Oliver Promotes His Recent Vegetarian Cookbook

Jamie Oliver Promotes His Recent Vegetarian Cookbook

Jamie Oliver is making appearances on daytime and evening talk shows to promote vegetarian cooking. The View The international chef serves up meat-free dishes from his “Ultimate Veg” cookbook. Get some of Jamie Oliver's recipes and start cooking. (8 Jan 2020)...

The Evangelical Divide Over Religion in Politics (8 Jan 2020)

The Evangelical Divide Over Religion in Politics (8 Jan 2020)

White evangelicals comprise a third of all Republican voters and are among the GOP’s most organized voting blocs. But wide support for Donald Trump in 2016, against a backdrop of scandals, has brought heavy media scrutiny and now some faith leaders are striving to...

Documentary: Climate change in the Antarctic (7 Jan 2020)

Documentary: Climate change in the Antarctic (7 Jan 2020)

About 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. Journalist Matthias Ebert traveled to the...

Farmers Are Buying 40-Year-Old Tractors Because They’re Repairable

Farmers Are Buying 40-Year-Old Tractors Because They’re Repairable

When a brand new John Deere tractors breaks down, you need a computer to fix it. When a John Deere tractor manufactured in 1979 breaks down, you can repair it yourself or buy another old John Deere tractor. Farming equipment—like televisions, cars, and even...

Commentary – Iranian UN Ambassador Majid Takht-Ravanchi (6 Jan 2020)

Commentary – Iranian UN Ambassador Majid Takht-Ravanchi (6 Jan 2020)

Summary The 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...

Iran Analysis on Fox and CNN (6 Jan 2020)

Iran Analysis on Fox and CNN (6 Jan 2020)

Summary 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. Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized...

Iran Has the Fourth Largest Cyber Army in the World (5 Jan 2020)

Iran Has the Fourth Largest Cyber Army in the World (5 Jan 2020)

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. https://youtu.be/Yju6XGaiSqY Learn More Iran says it would no longer abide by any of the limits...

Top 10 Obama Scandals – The Daily Show (2 Jan 2020)

Top 10 Obama Scandals – The Daily Show (2 Jan 2020)

Through the years, those from the opposing political party are looking for opportunities to criticize the President. The Daily Show video below is a compilation of 10 Obama scandals. (The Daily Show, YouTube, 2 Jan 2020) https://youtu.be/7MWxq80oze0 [Post Date:...

PAWS & More Animal Shelter Needs Your Old Tech Devices

PAWS & More Animal Shelter Needs Your Old Tech Devices

3 Jan 2020 Greetings Friends, 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. I'm planning to collect the...

VICE News: Iran’s Power Over Iraq (3 Jan 2020)

VICE News: Iran’s Power Over Iraq (3 Jan 2020)

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. But after ISIS took over wide swaths of Iraq, Iran came to Iraq's...

Nordic Islands – Beautiful Aerial 4K Drone Video by Stefan Forster

Nordic Islands – Beautiful Aerial 4K Drone Video by Stefan Forster

Message From the Producer Since 14 years I fell in love with the North. The nature is pure and the population density very low. In Iceland and especially Greenland you can still hike alone for days or even weeks without meeting another person. That and the possibility...

HEALTHCARE – Why Drugs Are So Expensive

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. But they might not know about the alternative pathways to medicine. VICE's Hamilton Morris...