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    A doc from PBS on youtube Worse than War


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    Child Sex Trade USA

    "Playground", produced by George Clooney.



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    In case you ever get lost in Lumphini Park on the way home from Pat Pong, this documentry might be of some help:




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    The Two Escobars


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    Unreported World - 4oD - Channel 4

    USA: Down and Out


    Unreported World meets the USA's new middle-class homeless: families struggling to hold down jobs that pay so little they're forced to live in tent cities or their cars and receive little help from the government.
    Reporter Ramita Navai and producer Clancy Chassay begin their journey in Chicago, one of the country's manufacturing centres, which has been hit hard by the effects of the worst financial crisis in decades. St Columbanus church is one of 600 charities across the city that gives out emergency food rations.

    Across America, many working people from all sectors have taken as much as 40% in pay cuts in desperation to hold on to their jobs. Their motivation is clear: if you are a temporary, part-time or self-employed worker you don't qualify for government help. The result is that many can't make ends meet and afford to feed themselves and their families.



    Unreported World - Series 2010 - Episode 9 - USA: Down and Out - Channel 4

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    King of Kong. Funny documentary about two guys trying to set the record for most points in the video game Donkey Kong. Even more hilarious, it takes place from 2003 to 2007 (not the 80s). One of the guys also has a "party in the back bitches" mullet.

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    Enjoyed that one too.

    Didn't think a doc about a couple of lamos playing an ancient arcade game could be so good. Think maybe they twisted it a bit to make it a classic good-guy vs bad-guy contest but you can't deny the passion they have for the game. Check out the wiki article for the movie after you watch it. You'll see the contest has continued and new high scores have been posted.

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    One of my fav places and cultures of study on earth. I did many studies of the pictographs and petroglyphs. Each major place, like Mesa Verde and Chaco, had specific geometric signs. Lots of animals, handprints, shaman, and lines to possibly show the number of cycles (years) spent in a place. They did make their own paint and did paint some of the dwelling walls on the inside. They did not show the toe and hand grooves in the rockface the Anasazi used to climb up at down the sheer walls; food and materials were likely carried in sacks slung from their foreheads.

    Yes, Anasazi is a Navaho word, but I thought it meant Ancient Ones, not Ancient Enemies. Many Navaho in that area now. They were known as the thieves.

    The Hopi and Zuni hate white folks and think they are cheats. Will not share their ceremonies...one liberal guy lived among them and wrote down all their rituals and verbal stories. (Eek, I read the book. Forgotten now.)

    Chaco...yep, hard to get to and scary. Don't go alone and don't stay after dark. Drunk Indians.









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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    The Hopi and Zuni hate white folks and think they are cheats.
    Oh, the irony.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    Don't go alone and don't stay after dark. Drunk Indians.

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    Great suggestions and links on this thread. Thanks all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    The Hopi and Zuni hate white folks and think they are cheats.
    Oh, the irony.

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    Don't go alone and don't stay after dark. Drunk Indians.
    You do miss the irony, don't you pickel. Too funny. How's socialist Victoria these days? You guys still spewing your raw sewage into the Georgia Strait? Now that is a classic case of eco-hippie irony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    You do miss the irony, don't you pickel. Too funny. How's socialist Victoria these days? You guys still spewing your raw sewage into the Georgia Strait? Now that is a classic case of eco-hippie irony.
    Victoria???? What are you on about? I hate hippies and that town is shite. As for your red calling me a treehugger, I've already told you numerous times I've cut down about a half million trees in my life. But I guess that's hard for your 2 dimensional mind to remember.

    I expect the mods to come clean this up, but still leave your racist spittle, as is the norm here lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel
    I've cut down about a half million trees in my life.
    Jeez, if everyone did that it would be about 3500,000,000,000,000 trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    In case you ever get lost in Lumphini Park on the way home from Pat Pong, this documentry might be of some help:



    Ray Mears always seems to do well in the Wild, as he's quite a "portly" chap, so there must be a lot of protein and carbs in the bugs and lichens that he finds..?
    I think he just waits til the cameras are off, and then does a McD's run, tbh.

    Surviving in Thailand? If he'd beaten off a knife-attack by a drunken ya-ba'd bargirl or been framed by a local cop; his reason for destitute 'living off the land' might seem a little more convincing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pickel
    I've cut down about a half million trees in my life.
    Jeez, if everyone did that it would be about 3500,000,000,000,000 trees.
    To be fair to myself, I've also planted about 300,000 of them.

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    Breakout - The mass escape of IRA prisoners from The Maze.

    Good show.

    How 36 IRA prisoners escaped from a prison - H Block, inside a prison - The Maze, inside a British Army base.


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    Bangyai, the Mears doc on John Rae is also excellent. I sent it to you.
    Dr Rae was the Orkadian explorer of Canada's north who found the first evidence that Franklin's men resorted to cannibalism. (Franklin, captain of the doomed mission to find the Northwest Passage.) Rae adopted the Inuit way to survive. Very smart man.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post

    Was reading up on Prof Brian Cox.

    Used to be the keyboard player in D:ream.

    oh well,


    things can only get better.

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    Twelve Books That Changed the World by Melvyn Bragg, published in 2006. Downloaded from UK Nove in an Arts & Culture repack.

    The twelve books listed were:

    * Principia Mathematica (1687) — Isaac Newton
    * Married Love (1918) — Marie Stopes
    * Magna Carta (1215)
    * Book of Rules of Association Football (1863)
    * On the Origin of Species (1859) — Charles Darwin
    * On the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1789) — William Wilberforce in Parliament, immediately printed in several versions
    * A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) — Mary Wollstonecraft
    * Experimental Researches in Electricity (three volumes, 1839, 1844, 1855) by Michael Faraday
    * Patent Specification for Arkwright’s Spinning Machine (1769) — Richard Arkwright
    * The King James Bible (1611) — William Tyndale and 54 scholars appointed by the king
    * An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776) — Adam Smith
    * The First Folio (1623) — William Shakespeare

    A fascinating series about 12 books that fundamentally changed the world we live in. These books defined and promoted essential ideas we mainly take for granted such as the scientific method, women's sexuality, the rule of law, the world game, evolution, freedom for all people, women's rights, mankind's harnessing and use of electricity, industry & machinery, the patterns and strength of the English language, the capitalist model of economics and whatever Shakespeare was going on about (I've not watched that one yet).

    Basically, a series on how Britain gave pretty much everything that people hold important to the world.
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    Have you read any of them MTD?

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    Concorde's last flight

    There's a C4 documentary at the usual places called "Concorde's last flight".

    If you're into aviation history it's a great watch.

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    ^ Just watched that myself. Excellent.

    Brought out some interesting facts, like the 7 Concordes that BA had produced 25% of BA's *total* profits over their operating life (but of course, they did get virtually given the fleet so didnt have to cover the development costs).

    The flypast down the Mall at the queen's golden jubilee celebrations with the red arrows in formation and a million people below is just amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil
    The flypast down the Mall at the queen's golden jubilee celebrations with the red arrows in formation and a million people below is just amazing.

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    ^ Yeah, all the ones I've seen on YouTube are amateur footage though.

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    Bit of a specialist doc this one: It appealed to me as the a Mustang got me intersted and into motor racing

    Racing history of tHe Australia ford mustang.
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