Daily Archives: October 28, 2013

Frederick Delius: Brigg Fair by Sir Charles Mackerras



Frederick Delius (1862-1934)

Brigg Fair“, an “English rhapsody” (1907)

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera
by Sir Charles Mackerras
1990

 

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Forbidden Knowledge: Castles & Fortresses (Documentary)



Forbidden Knowledge We investigate the castle that helped create Great Britain and learn why it was such an impregnable fortress. Then it’s off to discover the invisible underground defensive systems of Cappadocia and how they proved so successful they are they longest continually inhabited fortress in history. We test the ancient Mayan killer bee castle defences, and release bees in an attack. We build a replica section of the ancient Roman fort of Alesia and discover whether the great general Julius Caesar could really have built 24 miles of defences in just 6 weeks. We investigate the most impregnable walls in history – the multi-layered defences of Constantinople – and discover the type of cannon that the sultan Mehmet used to finally destroy them in the great siege of 1453. Finally, we fire one of these cannons for the first time in hundreds of years and collect invaluable ballistic data.

 

The Vikings : Documentary on the Life, Culture, and Legacy of Vikings (Full Documentary)



The Vikings : Documentary on the Life, Culture, and Legacy of Vikings (Full Documentary)
This documentary and the rest of the documentaries presented relate to important times and figures in history, historic places and sites, archaeology, science, conspiracy theories, and education. 
The Topics of these video documentaries are varied and cover ancient history, Rome, Greece, Egypt, science, technology, nature, planet earth, the solar system, the universe, World wars, Battles, education, Biographies, television, archaeology, Illuminati, Area 51, serial killers, paranormal, supernatural, cults, government cover-ups, corruption, martial arts, space, aliens, ufos, conspiracy theories, Annunaki, Nibiru, Nephilim, satanic rituals, religion, strange phenomenon, origins of Mankind

 

Ultimate Fail compilation 2013!



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Reality on a Need-to-Know Basis – PROOF (Going Global?)


Reality on a Need-to-Know Basis – PROOF.
A woman looks up at the end of a opening ceremony for a statue unveiling at Mansu Hill in April 2012. The sky was smoke-filled after fireworks were lit.

BBC News – NSA surveillance: Spain demands US explain ‘monitoring’


 

BBC News – NSA surveillance: Spain demands US explain ‘monitoring’.

James Balog on Disappearing Glaciers – PROOF


James Balog on Disappearing Glaciers – PROOF.
2009 Jökulsárlón, Iceland

Proof: James Balog on Disappearing Glaciers


Published on Oct 22, 2013

James Balog uses photography to show the effects of global warming. His time-lapse cameras have captured evidence of receding glaciers and changing ice patterns around the world.

Learn more about James Balog and his work:
http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2…

PHOTOGRAPHER: James Balog
PRODUCERS: Pamela Chen and Chad A. Stevens
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Elyse Lipman
EDITORS: Kathryn Carlson and Mika Chance
CAMERA AND SOUND: Spencer Millsap and Shannon Sanders

From National Geographic: Dazzling Time-Lapse Reveals America’s Great Spaces



October 23, 2013—After quitting a comfortable day job, photographer Shane Black spent two months on the road shooting time-lapses of some of America’s most beautiful spots. His “Adventure Is Calling” video is the mesmerizing result, made from about 10,000 of the photos he took.

Read the story behind the video on National Geographic’s StarStruck blog:
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.c…

LOCATIONS

00:00 – Badlands National Park, South Dakota
00:16 – Yosemite National Park, California
00:26 – Zion National Park, Utah
00:37 – Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
00:44 – Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
01:06 – Monument Valley National Park, Arizona
01:20 – Marysville, Ohio
01:31 – Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
01:58 – Central Florida
02:03 – Flagstaff, Arizona
02:09 – Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho
02:13 – Holbrook, Arizona
02:21 – Marysville, Ohio
02:25 – Monument Valley, Arizona
02:29 – Texas
02:32 – Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
02:36 – Bandon Beach, Oregon
02:39 – White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
02:43 – Big Sur, California
02:46 – Santa Barbara, California
02:53 – Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
03:26 – Bruneau Dunes State Park, Oregon
03:51 – Zion National Park, Utah
04:03 – Yosemite National Park, California
04:19 – Zion National Park, Utah
04:34 – Monument Valley National Park, Arizona
04:46 – Yosemite National Park, California

PHOTOGRAPHER AND EDITOR: Shane Black (http://www.facebook.com/shaneblackpho…)
MUSIC: “Signaling Through the Flames,” by The American Dollar

The photographer would like to thank Flickr and Coca-Cola for supporting the trip.

Rise of Eurosceptism an assertion of identity – Nigel Farage (v.4×3)


Published on Oct 23, 2013

 

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• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 23 October 2013

• Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Co-President of the ‘Europe of Freedom and Democracy‘ (EFD) Group in the European Parliament –http://www.nigelfaragemep.co.uk

• Debate: Preparations for the European Council meeting (24-25 October 2013)
Council and Commission statements
[2013/2625(RSP)]

Transcript

There is only one real debate going on here this week in Strasbourg, it is the fear stalking the corridors. The concern you’ve got about the rise of Euroscepticism.

Years ago, you were less worried, the few of us here who were eurosceptic were treated as being mentally ill and sort of patted on the head.

But now we are ‘evil’, ‘populists’, we are ‘dangerous’; we are going to bring down Western civilisation. And it is clear, you don’t get it. You don’t understand why this is happening – well let me help you.

In 2005, it was the pivotal moment of this project, the French and the Dutch had said No to the EU Constitution. Mr Barroso stood up and said they didn’t really vote no, they didn’t understand what they’d be 

They did! You see ever since 2005, the real European debate is about identity. What we are saying, large numbers of us from every single EU member state is: we don’t want that flag, we don’t want the anthem that you all stood so ram-rod straight for yesterday, we don’t want EU passports, we don’t want political union.

And if you think about it, there is nothing extreme about that position, there is nothing right wing about that position, there is nothing left wing indeed about that position. It is a normal sensible assertion of identity. Because what we are saying on our side of the argument… [shouting from MEPS] Well you see you can scream and shout all you like, which really rather proves to me why you are going to do so badly in the European elections next year. Because you are not listening.

We want to live and work and breathe in a Europe of nation state democracy. We want to trade together, we want to cooperate together. We are happy to agree sensible common minimum standards, and yes we want to control our own borders which is the rational logical and sensible thing for any nation state to do. We are not against immigration, we are not against immigrants, we believe there needs to be a degree of control.

And that is the message that is picking up support right across this continent and I genuinely think that there is an opportunity for an electoral earthquake to happen in the European elections next year with a large number of people from all sides of this House who will come with a nation state agenda. Who will come saying, let’s have a Europe, as De Gaulle might have said, of the patrie. Let’s not have a Europe of political union. And you can abuse us all you like, but what we stand for is fair, principled and democratic.

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Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom

High Wire Act NationalGeographic NationalGeographic



The boys from Tree Tech take down a sugar maple between a lot of electric wires. BIG BAD WOOD AIRS THURSDAYS at 9P.

 

Killing Kennedy: Behind the Scenes



Go behind the scenes with the actors and crew of the National Geographic global movie event, Killing Kennedy. KILLING KENNEDY PREMIERES SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10 at 8P.

Tiny Backpacks Tap into Dragonflies’ Brains



Scientists are placing computer chip backpacks on dragonflies to record the insects’ brain activity as they fly and capture prey. Researchers hope the data they collect will reveal more about how the brain controls body movement.

Read more about what these tiny backpacks are teaching scientists:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ne…

VIDEOGRAPHERS: Jason Kurtis and Jeff Hertrick
SENIOR PRODUCER: Jeff Hertrick
EDITOR: Jennifer Murphy

Tar pits’ microfossils stir big interest from Page museum scientists – latimes.com


Tar pits’ microfossils stir big interest from Page museum scientists – latimes.com.
Chief curator John Harris holds a squirrel jaw fossil at Page Museum at the La Brea tar pits.

German accusations of US spying run fast and furious – CSMonitor.com


 

German accusations of US spying run fast and furious – CSMonitor.com.

From National Geographic: American Blackout


Published on Oct 3, 2013

A Premiere Movie Event 
Sunday, October 27 9/8c

A cyber-attack takes down the grid and leaves millions of ordinary people without electricity. Follow the first-hand stories of five different groups stranded in the darkness as their desperate scenarios unfold. What happens when the lights go out? How long would it take for civilization to crumble? Would you know what to do? On October 27th, you will learn what it means to be powerless.

 

‘American Blackout’: Is National Geographic’s take on cyberattack accurate? (+video) – CSMonitor.com


‘American Blackout’: Is National Geographic’s take on cyberattack accurate? (+video) – CSMonitor.com.

Podcast: Lawsuit Calls Into Question NY Fed’s Bank Supervision – ProPublica


 

Podcast: Lawsuit Calls Into Question NY Fed’s Bank Supervision – ProPublica.

JUST A THOUGHT: “CONVICTIONS ARE LIKE STRAITJACKETS”


JUST A THOUGHT: “CONVICTIONS ARE LIKE STRAITJACKETS: THEY RESTRAIN YOU!”

 

If Hillary Rodham Clinton passes in 2016, which Democrats run? The Fix ranks the tiers. – The Washington Post


 

If Hillary Rodham Clinton passes in 2016, which Democrats run? The Fix ranks the tiers. – The Washington Post.

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Doing Better: Making Improvements to HealthCare.gov | HHS.gov/DigitalStrategy


 

Doing Better: Making Improvements to HealthCare.gov | HHS.gov/DigitalStrategy.

Healthcare.gov’s Users Speak Out: ‘Clean This Mess Up’ – ProPublica


 

Healthcare.gov’s Users Speak Out: ‘Clean This Mess Up’ – ProPublica.