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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #150 on: August 07, 2013, 09:42:53 PM »
About Snitch:
Funny, those law makers/upholders in the US Justice department...they arm themselves so well, they could take on small countries without any problem. Surveillance capacity is amazing for them  these days as well. However, they still make ordinary civilians do their job for them by making those civilians entrap each other...

Guess no amount of armor can hide that you are regarded a coward amongst the other chickens...

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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #151 on: August 08, 2013, 03:01:25 AM »
97% Owned - Economic Truth documentary:
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=XcGh1Dex4Yo

Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis:
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=4ECi6WJpbzE

Downloaded 'em! Got "Overdose" playing now... Not sure if I've seen them or not, but they're right up my alley. (Oooh! Gerald Celente! Love that guy!)

Topical, but not a film, you might like a series of articles I wrote on banking. They have some accompanying software (simple stuff - Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, Android versions) to go along with them to help demonstrate. This is the best place to start:

http://cynic.me/2012...reserve-banking-1-6/

The general category for them is here: http://cynic.me/tag/...nal-reserve-banking/

I add a couple new perspectives in there, but a lot of it has already been said numerous times before.

The last article in the series lists a number of documentaries and films that are similarly themed to what you've posted above. (They were also published at The Activist Post and reposted quite a few times, which made me happy!  8) )

I have seen most movies you have posted. I haven't seen last three in 5 star category, though. Thanx.

Btw, you can get free pdf of Creature From Jekyll Island from here:
http://archive.org/d...ward-G.EdwardGriffin

Murray N. Rothbard - What Has Government Done to Our Money? here:
http://mises.org/med...ry&ID=92?afid=21
http://www.mises.org/money.asp

Rothbard - The Case Against the Fed:
http://mises.org/doc...Case-Against-the-Fed

Rothbard - The Mystery of Banking:
http://mises.org/doc...stery-of-Banking-The

Also worth reading: Hazlitt - Economics in One Lesson:
http://mises.org/doc...nomics-in-One-Lesson

Hazlitt - The Inflation Crisis, and How To Resolve It:
http://mises.org/doc...nd-How-To-Resolve-It

Hazlitt - What You Should Know About Inflation:
http://mises.org/doc...Know-About-Inflation

Groseclose - America's Money Machine: The Story of the Federal Reserve here:
http://mises.org/doc...-the-Federal-Reserve

All PDFs are free.

Enjoy.
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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #152 on: August 08, 2013, 04:05:35 AM »
Btw, you can get free pdf of Creature From Jekyll Island from here:
http://archive.org/d...ward-G.EdwardGriffin

 :Thmbsup:

From it's intro:

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Thick books can be intimidating. We tend to put
off reading them until we have a suitably large
block of time—which is to say, often they are
never read. That is the reason a preview has been
placed at the beginning and a summary at the end
of each chapter. All of these together can be read
in about one hour. Although they will not contain
details nor documentation, they will cover the
major points and will provide an overview of the
complete story. The best way to read this book,
therefore, is to begin with the previews of each
section, followed by the chapter previews and
summaries. Even if the reader is not in a hurry,
this is still an excellent approach. A look at the
map before the journey makes it easier to grapple
with a topic such as this which spans so much
history

More books need that for all us tl;dr'ers!
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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #153 on: August 11, 2013, 09:30:31 PM »
Watched the original American SuperHero last night:

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A remake is apparently on the books from the director of Iron Man 3 - I hope they make a better job than the original.

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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #154 on: August 12, 2013, 03:00:10 AM »
Propaganda - Fake (but good!) North Korean Propaganda Film:
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=6NMr2VrhmFI

Four Horsemen:
" ... The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists have stalled. 23 international thinkers come together and break their silence about how the world really works and why there is still hope in re-establishing a moral and just society. Four Horsemen is free from mainstream media propaganda, doesn't bash bankers, criticize politicians or get involved in conspiracy theories. The film ignites the debate about how we usher a new economic paradigm into the world which, globally, would dramatically improve the quality of life for billions ...":
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1671513/

The Cove:
"... Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health ...:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1313104/

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview:
http://www.youtube.c...amp;feature=youtu.be

THE WAR ON DEMOCRACY (John Pilger's documentary):
"... Using archive footage sourced by Michael Moore's archivist Carl Deal, the film shows how serial US intervention, overt and covert, has toppled a series of legitimate governments in the Latin American region since the 1950s. The democratically elected Chilean government of Salvador Allende, for example, was ousted by a US backed coup in 1973 and replaced by the military dictatorship of General Pinochet. Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador have all been invaded by the United States ...":
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=oeHzc1h8k7o

The Crime of the Canadian Banking System:
"... For nearly 40 years, Canada - the people of Canada - had control of their own currency! Imagine! They founded their own bank and issued their own currency with no debt obligations to banks. Taxes were low and debt was too. They got themselves out of the depression that had been induced by the international banking cartel in 1929. By 1934, through the driving force of one man -- Gerald Grattan McGeer, Mayor of Vancouver, B.C. -- Canada founded the Bank of Canada and they were on their way to debt-free recovery. Problem was, the Canadians, busy building their own country, didn't think about, weren't taught about, didn't fully know about what they had -- and they lost it to the banking cartel in 1974. A Bilderberg-banker plan to take it away from them and mire them back in deep debt, forcing them to sell off and privatize everything they'd accomplished in those healthy four decades. Canada's Great Experiment was over. But all isn't lost. The structure is still there and so is the Bank of Canada. Bill Abram tells the story, also, of Nobel-prize winner Mohammad Yunus's bank, which demonstrates "poverty is not caused by poor people; poverty is caused by the system." Hocus pocus malthusianism as practiced by the Bilderbergers and their minions is exposed by Yunus and Abram ...:
http://archive.org/details/abram
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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #155 on: August 12, 2013, 03:09:21 AM »
THE SECRET LIFE OF MACHINES - The Videos (Also available on Youtube)

Just how does a video recorder work? And how about fax machines, cars, washing machines, electric light, telephones, vacuum cleaners, and refrigerators? You'll find the answers here. We proudly present streaming versions of the TV series 'The Secret Life Of Machines' written by Tim Hunkin, and presented by Tim Hunkin and Rex Garrod.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/SLOM/

The Party’s Over: How the West Went Bust:
http://topdocumentar...-how-west-went-bust/

Britain's Real Monarch:
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=7DCasz6oeL4
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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #156 on: August 13, 2013, 01:38:18 PM »
Dario Argento's Tenebre - an old school slasher that I recalled liking from my teen years. It was still watchable, but didn't quite work its magic this time. I think I'll stick to watching his daughter's work from now on. ;D

The Gatekeepers
A documentary in which several ex-chiefs of Israel's Shin Bet were interviewed. An interesting peek into the minds of people combatting terror.

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« Reply #157 on: August 13, 2013, 07:04:02 PM »
It was still watchable, but didn't quite work its magic this time.

Kind of funny how that works. The film didn't change - we did - and what we get out of it changes. I've had the same thing happen in both directions - this time around some were better, and some were disappointing.
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« Reply #158 on: August 13, 2013, 09:01:26 PM »
Just re-watched Cowboy Bebop The Movie: Knockin' on Heaven's Door

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If you're at all into anime (or just thinking about getting into it) this feature length film is a must watch. (Great soundtrack too!)



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The year is 2071, a few days before Halloween. An unknown pathogen is being released in the capital city of Mars, and the government has issued a 300 million woolong reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet, Ed and Ein, take the case with hopes of cashing in the great bounty. But the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent Volaju, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they are not the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the pathogen have dispatched an agent named Elektra to deal with Vincent, as well as take out anyone who might uncover the truth behind his murderous crusade against the Martian government. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, the fate of Mars rests with the Bebop crew, a responsibility they aren't so sure they can handle.

Watch a few of these and you start to wonder why you can have such a solid story in an animated feature when Hollywood can spend hundreds of millions on a film and not even come close.

Highly recommended. :Thmbsup:

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« Reply #159 on: August 13, 2013, 09:29:46 PM »
Aha, we're talking good anime now?   ;)
 
Just saw Ghost in a Shell: Arise - Border 1.
And if you didn't see the original and sequel, they come recommended!

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« Reply #160 on: August 14, 2013, 07:16:16 AM »
Not that I've seen these, but a lot of other people have. ;D

http://torrentfreak....-of-the-week-130812/

  • The Conjuring (Webrip)
  • Oblivion
  • The Iceman
  • Epic
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Wolverine (CAM)
  • The Big Wedding
  • Despicable Me 2 (TS)
  • R.I.P.D (TS)
  • Grown Ups 2 (TS)

Telesync. Ewww... :P

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« Reply #161 on: August 14, 2013, 07:50:30 AM »
Game of Thrones Piracy “Better Than an Emmy,” Time Warner CEO Says

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“Our experience is that it leads to more paying subs. I think you’re right that Game of Thrones is the most pirated show in the world. That’s better than an Emmy,” Bewkes said.

Oh dear, the MAFIAA are going to hate him.

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« Reply #162 on: August 14, 2013, 10:03:07 AM »
Oh dear, the MAFIAA are going to hate him.

Tell the truth, and get pilloried.  Sounds about right.  (NOT)

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« Reply #163 on: August 16, 2013, 06:08:09 PM »
Just re-watched Cowboy Bebop The Movie: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
 (see attachment in previous post)
If you're at all into anime (or just thinking about getting into it) this feature length film is a must watch. (Great soundtrack too!)



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The year is 2071, a few days before Halloween. An unknown pathogen is being released in the capital city of Mars, and the government has issued a 300 million woolong reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet, Ed and Ein, take the case with hopes of cashing in the great bounty. But the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent Volaju, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they are not the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the pathogen have dispatched an agent named Elektra to deal with Vincent, as well as take out anyone who might uncover the truth behind his murderous crusade against the Martian government. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, the fate of Mars rests with the Bebop crew, a responsibility they aren't so sure they can handle.

Watch a few of these and you start to wonder why you can have such a solid story in an animated feature when Hollywood can spend hundreds of millions on a film and not even come close.

Highly recommended. :Thmbsup:

Can I watch the movie first without first getting into the series?

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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #164 on: August 16, 2013, 07:13:06 PM »
I saw Man of Steel last night. It was decent. But there were quite a few things that didn't make sense to me. Some of it was fridge logic. But other parts had be wondering while it was happening.


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« Reply #165 on: August 16, 2013, 07:48:39 PM »
Can I watch the movie first without first getting into the series?

@SB - Absolutely. I watched the movie long before I got into the series. It takes  place late in the game so the characters are fully worked out as opposed to the series where there are a few rough patches.

Disregard the fact it takes place on a terraformed Mars because the space flight part of BeBop doesn't really apply in this story. Just think of Mars as yet another Neo-Tokyo.

Reading up on the background and character bios on Wiki here would be helpful because oddball characters like hacker-wiz Edward (a girl btw) and the escapee "data dog" Ein will probably be hard to slot into the plot unless you saw the series. Ditto for the motivations behind each of the principle characters.

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Since you're a jazzer you'll definitely appreciate Yoko Kanno's jazz stylings in the soundtrack.
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« Reply #166 on: August 17, 2013, 08:08:52 AM »
Shades mentioned a film in another thread:

http://www.donationc....msg334759#msg334759

I'd not seen "Soylent Green" before. Good flick. Reminds me of how Pepsi develops their flavours. (I don't drink anything from Pepsi - ever.)
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« Reply #167 on: August 17, 2013, 08:13:24 AM »
OT: I would quickly need a simple translation from English to German. Is there a German guy ready to help me?
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« Reply #168 on: August 17, 2013, 09:54:56 AM »
OT: I would quickly need a simple translation from English to German. Is there a German guy ready to help me?

I don't speak German, but I know that if you need something translated, it helps to say what it is. e.g. I would translate a software interface/docs, but I wouldn't translate a medical text, etc.
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« Reply #169 on: August 17, 2013, 01:49:47 PM »
Pawnshop Chronicles:  that's a weird and somewhat disturbing one for ya! Likely it doesn't score that high, because of some of the weirdness and one scene was quite disturbing (at least to me). The second storyline is rather predictable, but still quite well done. Definitely not for kids!

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« Reply #170 on: August 17, 2013, 05:42:51 PM »

I just had the bright idea to look for "list of web series" while looking for something new to watch.

http://en.wikipedia....eb_television_series

I'll try to report back with a couple of goodies.


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« Reply #171 on: August 17, 2013, 05:55:34 PM »
The whole "link link link" thing led me to the topic of Soap Operas.

For the day when they rescind "no cruel and unusual punishment" (you know it's coming, in the age of reality TV!) - Prisoners could be forced to watch All My Children for 15 hours a day!
At that clip, the logged footage aka shows would last *two whole years*!

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« Reply #172 on: August 17, 2013, 11:52:29 PM »

I'm almost afraid to watch the episodes of Star Trek Phase II, the fan created "4th season" of the original series. That's because they produce an episode *only every 1-2 years*!
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I don't have the patience to wait until 2014 for the next one and then 2016 after that!

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« Reply #173 on: August 18, 2013, 12:28:07 AM »

Selection 1 from the Webseries list:
Chronicles of Syntax.

Here's Episode 1:

http://www.youtube.c....be&noredirect=1


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« Reply #174 on: August 18, 2013, 01:43:55 AM »
I just watched Brave New World again:



http://www.imdb.com/...600/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

There are a few versions of it.

http://www.imdb.com/...+new+world&s=all

The movie was quite good. I read the book so long ago that I don't remember a huge amount though - just the main talking points.
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