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    Recently downloaded Attenborough's magnum opus "Planet Earth". It's 10 years old, but I wanted something for my 5 yo boy to look at, pending his recent immersion into everything natural-history based, (other than rednecks ticklin' catfish on Nat Geo, obviously). And it's the first time I've seen it, too.
    Just 4 episodes in, but the cinematography (filmed in HD; it's the most expensive nat-history series ever filmed) is pretty amazing. All the superlatives can be trotted out to describe this series, but it certainly shuts everyone up for an hour in the kmart residence whilst we are all watching an episode per time.

    Good HD version available on kat. w/ Eng subtitles

    https://kat.cr/planet-earth-2006-108...t12654830.html

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    As you know, i potter.

    I have had lined up for a long time a documentary which i may or may not watch.

    The Women Who Kill Lions.

    About women, a bit like Mr Smiley the dentist who killed Cecil. So it has been on hold for a while.

    Maybe tomorrow. Don't really feel like any more upset or death today. But supposedly it is very controversial, they use the bows like he did. etc.


    Everything that Attenborough has done is amazing. I was brought up with his documentaries, you cannot go wrong in showing your children everything that he has done. He explains things like he was talking to a young person, no big words or anything. Just simple explanations.

    I love him, and so do millions of other people around the world. He showed us the world and nature.

    Such a down to earth lovable man. Every time i see one of his documentaries - i am mesmerised and in awe. I would never have learned anything about the earth and it's animals from books. It was he who taught me all that.
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    Just finished watching Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru on Netflix.

    Class act at emotional manipulation and pop psychology. Like a typical charismatic church meeting only bigger and badder.

    A master of the genre at work and very gifted at it too. Comes across as a genuine article and he appears to really believe what he says.

    From a Buddhist perspective he claims to end suffering but doesn't really address the sense of lack which in the cold light of day most, if not all, might actually admit to.

    Revealing but choreographed insights into his lifestyle and backstage at the events.

    Overall, I felt compelled to watch to the end but really just a voyeuristic journey in middle-class angst, much like Dr Phil on steroids but much better delivered.
    "The urge to destroy is also a creative urge." Mikhail Bakunin.


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    Forces of Nature

    Was looking forward to this show as Brian Cox has done some blinding docos on the universe + solar system etc. The problem is that the good thing about his other docos is that he is not scared to get technical and go into a bit of depth on how things work in a way that would keep the average educated punter interested.

    In this new show he seems to have gone for the common denominator primary school science approach. In Ep01 he takes 20 minutes to reveal the fascinating fact that gravity makes things fall down. In show 2 he reveals that the earth spins....!!!

    BC needs to get with the program and start putting some fresh science into the show that might keep the average adult intellectually engaged.

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    The Last African Flying Boat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Forces of Nature

    Was looking forward to this show as Brian Cox has done some blinding docos on the universe + solar system etc. The problem is that the good thing about his other docos is that he is not scared to get technical and go into a bit of depth on how things work in a way that would keep the average educated punter interested.

    In this new show he seems to have gone for the common denominator primary school science approach. In Ep01 he takes 20 minutes to reveal the fascinating fact that gravity makes things fall down. In show 2 he reveals that the earth spins....!!!

    BC needs to get with the program and start putting some fresh science into the show that might keep the average adult intellectually engaged.
    I have now finished the series. The last episode was the worst. Too many 'human stories' and too little science and facts.

    The photography is great but I don't watch a BBC science doco for scene after scene of 'kids doing cute things' and human stories about how 'when the rain falls on the savanna the grass grows (really?!) and that means that little ngwala is happy because her dad will be coming home soon'.

    The show takes 15 minutes to deliver the simplest information by illustrating everything with slomo photography. I think this show barely qualifies as a science doco.

    After 4 1 hour episodes I did not learn 1 solitary scientific fact that I did not know before the series went to air.

    3/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    The Last African Flying Boat.

    Really enjoyed this one, thanks!

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    Cartel Land

    Documents vigilantes on both sides of the US-Mexican border fighting the drug cartels. Brutal and disturbing story.



    Tried to link to Pirate Bay but looks as though they are down!

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    After 4 1 hour episodes I did not learn 1 solitary scientific fact that I did not know before the series went to air.
    But Grasshopper, you have still gained wisdom. For now you have learned not to watch such crappage.

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    Wild Animal Reunions.

    Shall make you cry. In a nice way.

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    I don't know when it'll be available on Youtube but I'm on the lookout for this.

    • Heroes of Helmand: The British Army’s Great Escape
    Cut-off. Surrounded. Outnumbered. Just 88 British soldiers resigned to defeat after fighting off 500 Taliban for 54 days. Then, against all the odds, a...Miracle escape of the Rorke's Drift Paras

    A mix of 88 soldiers from the Paratroopers and Royal Irish regiments held out against 500 Taliban soldiers for almost two months in the remote outpost of Musa Qala in Afghanistan.

    Miracle escape of the new Rorke's Drift Paras: Cut-off, surrounded and outnumbered - the incredible untold story of the 88 British soldiers who spent 56 days holding off 500 Taliban fighters... and survived
    • The 88 men of Easy Company held out against Taliban for two months
    • They defended Helmand outpost Musa Qala against 500 enemy troops
    • Ministry of Defence previously banned details of conflict being revealed
    • Channel 4 documentary will shed new light using the soldiers' stories

    Outgunned, outmanoeuvred, hopelessly outnumbered and besieged in the Afghan desert, a small band of British soldiers chose to save a final bullet for themselves rather than fall into Taliban hands.
    For nearly two months, the 88 men of Easy Company – a mix of Paratroopers and the Royal Irish – had faced the overwhelming force and firepower of up to 500 Taliban determined to over-run the remote Helmand outpost of Musa Qala.
    And their near miraculous survival has been described as a latter day Rorke’s Drift, evocative of the 1879 siege in which 140 British soldiers held off a Zulu force of 3,000, later immortalised in the blockbuster film starring Michael Caine.
    For 56 days in the autumn of 2006, the men at Musa Qala faced constant fire from fixed machine gun posts and mortars.

    Hugh Keir, left, and Jared Cleary, right, were two of the Easy Company snipers under constant attack for two months at the remote Helmand outpost Musa Qala

    Hungry and frequently at the point of exhaustion, they were forced to somehow fend off 360-degree attacks from the Taliban, with little protection beyond a series of low mud walls.
    They used up a quarter of all the British Army’s Afghan ammunition for that entire year.
    Yet today their heroism remains little known, not least because the Ministry of Defence has never permitted the full story of what happened there ten years ago this month to be told.
    It has taken a Channel 4 documentary team to piece together fragments of testimony from survivors who have now left the Army, to reveal in devastating detail how close the 88 officers and men came to being massacred.
    They lost three men and saw 12 badly wounded before a ragged ceasefire was brokered by tribal elders, allowing them to evacuate their Helmand hell-hole. As with Rorke’s Drift, the final, devastating assault somehow never came.
    Their ordeal began almost immediately when, on August 23, Easy Company was dropped by Chinook to replace a mainly Danish Nato contingent struggling to bring stability and security to the remote region. It was a terrible start.
    The Taliban watched in satisfaction as the Danes took with them more than 40 armoured vehicles, eight heavy machine guns and a 12-strong medical team with armoured ambulances.
    Their British replacements had just two heavy machine guns, one doctor, two medics and a quad bike. When Taliban spies reported the huge reduction in armour and weaponry, the terror leaders scented an easy victory.
    To make matters worse, the village was often too dangerous for helicopter support, and reinforcements – although it is still not entirely clear why – simply never came.




    The 'miracle' survival of the 88 soldiers has been compared to Rorke's Drift, immortalised by the Michael Caine film Zulu, pictured, where 140 British soldiers held off 3,000 Zulu

    Troop Staff Sergeant Ian Wornham listened with his Afghan translator to the enemy’s radio communications. He recalled: ‘They were talking about drinking tea in our headquarters by sunrise – which meant they were going to kill anyone in their way.’
    Or worse. There was, after all, the prospect of being taken alive, with beheadings later broadcast on YouTube.
    Sniper Jared Cleary said: ‘It came to a point I actually thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown.
    'I swore I was going to get hit by a mortar bomb. I remember standing there, my legs shaking uncontrollably.
    'If you got caught, you’d probably end up on YouTube having your head cut off. Everybody knew that the possibility of getting captured and executed was very real.’
    Initially, Taliban tactics resembled scenes from Rorke’s Drift as they tried to over-run the compound in a series of full frontal attacks.
    They came so close to breaking in that they were able to lob grenades over the walls of the compound.


    Wornham, a veteran with 20 years’ experience, said: ‘I’d never encountered fighting like that. It was very intense and it wasn’t just from one direction. They were attacking from all sides – all the time.’
    Sergeant Freddie Kruyer of 3 Para continued: ‘You’re returning fire but for every one that you’re knocking down, you’re thinking how many more are going to keep coming up?
    ‘You’re not dealing with a conventional enemy. So I thought, well I’ve got the bullet with my name on it that I’m going to fire at myself if it comes to it.’
    To be blunt, their chances seemed slim. ‘We were totally alone. It would have been very easy to lose the entire compound with us in it,’ said commanding officer, Paratroop Major Adam Jowett.
    Part of the reason for that was the parlous state of Easy Company’s defences. They were based in a low-walled compound that Jowett says was ‘not a defensive position in any sense at all’.
    The former Grenadier Guard who’d switched to the Paras and saw service in Kosovo and Sierra Leone, says: ‘I’d worked in compounds in the Middle East, in Africa and for the UN and I had a concept of what a compound is. Good walls, security – there was very little of that in Musa Qala.’

    A British mortar team are pictured in action trying to fend off Taliban attacks

    With no help coming from headquarters, Easy Company’s survival depended on the skill of the mortar team, led by Corporal Danny Groves, of the Royal Irish, who was ordered to aim for insurgents just over the walls while avoiding his brothers in arms defending nearby positions.
    Because they were taking so many casualties thanks to the accuracy of Groves and his team’s mortar fire, the Taliban changed tactics and began attacking at long range with mortars, rockets and sniper fire – with deadly results.
    Easy Company’s first fatality was 22-year-old Lance Corporal Jon Hetherington, a signaller with the Paras.
    On August 27, a Taliban bullet found the narrow gap between his body and his armour. He died instantly.
    ‘He was right next to me on the headquarters roof,’ said Jowett, who heard the desperate cry ‘Man down’ and knew the Taliban had scored their first victory.
    But there was no time to mourn. ‘It was strange. We knew that he was dead but we knew that he was all right, if that makes sense, in that we would get him out of Musa Qala. We went straight back up on the building and continued the fight.’
    Wornham says: ‘You have that initial thought of: Why Jon? Why did he die? But you have to get on with it.
    'You can’t stop and cower in a corner. You take the fight to them. It’s what’s instilled in you as a Paratrooper.’
    Less than a week later, on September 1, the Taliban scored a second hit. Fijian-born Royal Irish Ranger Anare Draiva and his colleague Lance Corporal Paul Muirhead headed for observation duty on the rooftop of the building the men called ‘the Alamo’.
    Just after they had taken up their position it took a direct hit from a mortar.
    Draiva died and Muirhead suffered devastating injuries. It was several hours before it was safe enough to call in a helicopter to evacuate him to British Army HQ Camp Bastion from where he was flown to hospital in Oman. He died five days later.
    Machine-gunner Paul Johnstone said: ‘Every time you went in one of the observation posts it was highly likely you were going to get hit.
    ‘You had a high chance of getting injured and dying.’
    In the words of fellow Royal Irish Ranger Phillip Gillespie: ‘It was ferocious fighting. It was death round every turn. You know you could have died at any moment.’
    Food was running low, and the men prepared for the worst. Yet, against all odds, Easy Company continued to resist. The Taliban’s response was a firestorm of rockets and mortars.
    Even in this tale of 88 heroes, the story of Cleary and his compatriot Hugh Keir, a platoon sergeant with experience in Northern Ireland and Iraq, is extraordinary.
    They were the ones who had to stay on exposed rooftops closing down attacks.
    ‘We were the vulnerable ones,’ said Keir.
    ‘We were putting ourselves on the line but we also knew it was for a good reason. We’d have a little ritual.
    'We’d just look at each other and give an understanding nod. “You ready?” “Yeah ready.” Because it could be the last time we’d go out and do this.’
    When more ammunition and fresh reinforcements arrived for the Taliban on September 11, boosting the enemy’s strength to 500, it looked like the battle would be lost.
    Yet what happened next took everyone by surprise. Both sides were preparing for the final, overwhelming attack.

    Lance Corporal Jon Hetherington, pictured, was the first casualty of the Taliban attack

    Yet it was an attack which never materialised. And for this, the troops could thank the local elders.
    Such had been the Taliban’s losses that, having seen their town virtually destroyed, the elders persuaded the fighters to call a ceasefire.
    So it was, that on September 13 Jowett, a married man with two children, found himself leaving the compound to meet the enemy face to face – not knowing if it was a trap. ‘And we just thrashed it out in the middle of town with a growing crowd around us.’
    Easy Company remained in the compound for another month until, on October 14, the elders provided a convoy of cattle trucks to give them safe passage to a rendezvous with two Chinooks.
    The battle of Musa Qala was over.
    Yet while Rorke’s Drift has been immortalised in film and resulted in 11 Victoria Crosses, Musa Qala has been reduced to a controversial footnote in the history of the Afghan conflict.
    It does not serve Whitehall well for details of such a poorly resourced mission to be revealed.
    Steve Humphries, the award-winning producer who has painstakingly put the jigsaw of pieces together for broadcast a decade later, says: ‘It’s a shocking account of what was supposed to be a peaceful mission to help bring security and stability to the region.
    ‘The British Government underestimated the backlash that the arrival of British troops would bring.
    ‘Theirs is a story of extraordinary courage that has never been told in full. These ex-soldiers who fought at Musa Qala have come forward. They want the truth to be heard.’
    Serving soldiers have been banned from participating and the Government has refused access to factual information.
    In February this year the Taliban recaptured the dusty little town from Afghan army forces.
    • Heroes of Helmand: The British Army’s Great Escape, is on Channel 4 on August 16.

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    The Caliph. 3 parts.

    Long and a bit historic but....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I don't know when it'll be available on Youtube but I'm on the lookout for this.
    It's not being broadcast until the 16th but I'm pretty sure it will arrive online soon thereafter.

    Heroes of Helmand - All 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Fokkking wish I never wrote that now. Buncha plagiarizers.
    Travis was very entertaining ,he sure can speak good Thai and certainly knows his way around the people and the country,he has had sex with over 1000 women, first time at 7 , he sure explained the mysteries of Scientology, and the Bible like nobody else before. Look at the old couple on the table next to his when he explains this.

    Now when he gets angry with that Male Thai teenager, loudly threatens him, nothing bad happens to Travis.

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    PBS- Black Coffee in 3 parts

    I won't add the Youtube link as it will only be a black line.

    Edit: You tube or something seems to have fixed itself so...

    Last edited by VocalNeal; 18-08-2016 at 03:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I don't know when it'll be available on Youtube but I'm on the lookout for this.
    It's not being broadcast until the 16th but I'm pretty sure it will arrive online soon thereafter.

    Heroes of Helmand - All 4
    Et voila!


    Download heroes of helmand Torrents - Kickass Torrents

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    Probably already mentioned, but the new Attenborough offering "The Hunt" is on tpb, and I can't really give it higher praise than to say it is up to the standards of previous offerings.

    The (presumably) drone captured footage in particular is jaw droppingly good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Et voila!


    Download heroes of helmand Torrents - Kickass Torrents
    Excellent, thanks.
    I thought Kickass was shut down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    The Last African Flying Boat.
    Excellent doco. Thanks for putting it up.

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    Rich Halls Inventing the Indian.



    There is another about the South and another about texas.

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    "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe"


    Big-Pharma is out to get you! Documentary with a big agenda.

    Disturbing docu about the link between multiple vaccine jabs (mainly the MMR-Mumps, Measles, Rubella) in the States and UK and resultant cases of Autism in the 'immunized' kids afterwards.
    Basically accusing the US body "CDC" (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) of massive fraud and thus wilful harm to children.. Backed by the usual Big Pharma giants and their cronies in the media / politics.. Boo!
    The stats quoted for Autism in the US (in this film) is incredible. From 1/10,000 before 1992 to around 1/10 now. Basically stating that exponential growth of this disease at this rate its at now would mean in 2032; 1/2 of the kids born would get it, leading to Autism becoming the norm, and overwhelming the Heath system and society in general.
    To be watched with an open mind and a large grain of salt, but glad I didn't have my kid get multiple vaccine jabs.

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    The link between vaccinations and Autism has been completely, utterly, totally debunked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    The link between vaccinations and Autism has been completely, utterly, totally debunked.
    Yes. More tin hat crap from the US. But hey let all the poor children get measles and mumps.

    Does the MMR vaccine cause autism?

    There has been some controversy about whether the MMR vaccine might cause autism, following a 1998 study by Dr Andrew Wakefield.
    In his paper, published in The Lancet, Dr Wakefield claimed there is a link between the MMR vaccine and autism or bowel disease.
    However, Andrew Wakefield's work has since been completely discredited and he has been struck off as a doctor in the UK.
    MMR vaccine ?does not cause autism? - Health news - NHS Choices

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    But hey let all the poor children get measles and mumps.
    That's the worst thing about the whole MMR scare - it quite literally led to some kids dying of completely preventable illness.

    Wakefield has a lot to answer for beyond just being a charlatan, fraudster, and general scumbag.

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