Archive for the 'Life' Category

Banking: The American Dream By The Provocateur Network

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>One more greatly done animated film on the eternal theme of how the global banking system works. It has everything – great animation, conspiracy theories, history, JFK’s death and more…..

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RIP – Whitney Houston

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Another turbulent life has just come to an end – Whitney Houston dies age 48.

From her humble beginnings to the start of her career in places like the P1 in Munich to absolute stardom in the mid-1980s when you could not watch any Music or Video channel for long without seeing her smiles and enthusiastic joy to her downfall and crisis and finding her life again afterwards. We believe the two videos do show two sides of Whitney Houston well worth to be remembered for….

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Pakour / Freerunning: Some more videos

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It has been a while since we covered one of our favorite city outdoor activity.

So here are some new pointers and videos.

The first video by Clinton Jones with his slow motion shots provides great insides how some of the jumps are done…

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History: Niall Ferguson – The 6 killer apps of prosperity

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We finally found some time to watch Niall Ferguson’s Ted Talks presentation with the “killer applications” he also describes in his latest book “Civilization The West and the Rest”

Niall Ferguson starts his presentation outlining his playing field, pointing us to the facts that more than 106 billion people have walked this planet and 94% of those are already dead. Out of those 106 billion 60% were or are Asian and most of them were or are very poor (shortening their life span / economic output). He then bridges over to explain the concept of the “Great Divergence“, that the majority of today’s wealth (US$195 Trillion) was made after 1800 by so-called Westerners and till today 66% of the world’s wealth is owned by these Europeans, North-Americans and Austral-Asians that only make up 19% of the world’s population…

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Humor: Stephen Colbert is preparing them

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In response to what was said by Mitt Romney during his “victory speech” on Tuesday in Florida, Stephen Colbert created the hashtag #PrepareThem on Twitter. As we all know Stephen will always try to help out when it comes to support the GOP with finding the perfect candidate…

The best quotes we’ve seen so far:
(Comedy alert — Comedy alert – politicians and yaysayers there is nothing to see here – carry on looking the other way)

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Opinion: ACTA – speaking out the unspeakable

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Kader Arif, the Rapporteur for the ACTA agreement in the European Parliament has today resigned over the issues he sees with the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (AKTA). To express his views and issues as a member of the European Parliament he issued the following statement on his blog (in French – English translation below) …

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