Daily Archives: July 12, 2018

Earth Ice Age Documentary

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Secrets of the Stone Age


DW Documentary

Published on Jul 12, 2018

During the Stone Age, humans shifted from the nomadic lifestyle to the more settled life of farmers. A documentary on an important period of human history. Around 12,000 years ago, humans underwent a transition from nomads to settlers. That epoch, the Stone Age, produced monumental building works. Part 1 of this two-part documentary illuminates the cultural background of these structures and shows the difficulties Stone Age humans had to contend with. Until around 10,000 BC, humans lived as hunters and gatherers. Then an irreversible change began. Settlements formed. “For millions of years humans lived as foragers and suddenly their lives changed radically. This was far more radical than the start of the digital age or industrialization,” says prehistorian Hermann Parzinger, president of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. For a long time, scholars believed that a sedentary lifestyle was a prerequisite for constructing large buildings. Then archaeologist Klaus Schmidt discovered Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey, a 12,000-year-old complex of stone blocks weighing up to 20 tons. Its builders were still hunter- gatherers. They decorated the stone columns with ornate animal reliefs. How these structures were used and who was allowed access to them remains a mystery. But we now know that the site was abandoned and covered over once settlements took root. Human development continued its course. The discovery of agriculture and animal husbandry led to larger settlements, a changed diet and ultimately to dependence on material goods. This social upheaval in the late Neolithic period has influenced our lives up to the present day. But experts agree that the monuments of the Stone Age prove that humans have gigantomanic tendencies and a need to immortalize themselves.

Secrets of the Stone Age (2/2) | DW Documentary

DW Documentary

Published on Jul 12, 2018

How were our Stone Age ancestors capable of building gigantic structures like burial mounds and stone rings? An insight into the history of humankind. Around 12,000 years ago, humans underwent a transition from the mobile lifestyle of hunter-gatherers to the settled life of farmers. That epoch, the Stone Age, produced monumental building works. How did our ancestors live and build back then? Part 2 of this two-part documentary takes us to unique archaeological sites in Scotland, Brittany, Austria, Malta, Turkey and Jordan. The gigantic stone circles, temples and tombs from the Stone Age beg the question not only as to why this effort was made, but also of how, given the technical possibilities of the time, our ancestors were capable of building structures like the Barnenez burial mound or the stone ring of Orkney. How many people did they need to transport a 20-ton stone? A team led by experimental archaeologist Wolfgang Lobisser carries out a test with a wooden sledge and a two-ton stone block. The Neolithic seems to have been a fairly peaceful era; at least, no artifacts indicating military conflicts have been found so far. Raids and attacks that wiped out entire villages have only been confirmed for the later Bronze Age. But the foundations of many disputes were laid back then. In addition to cult objects, the Neolithic also saw the development of the first trading systems. “The people of the Neolithic were the first to become really dependent on material goods,” says Marion Benz from the University of Freiburg, pointing to wafer-thin sandstone rings that researchers have found in large numbers in the Neolithic village of Ba’ja in Jordan. We need to know about prehistory in order to understand the present. Population explosion, consumerism and megacities are ultimately the heritage of the Neolithic period, when sedentary societies first appeared.

From Trump To The Pope: Cartoonist Ted Rall

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Published on Jul 12, 2018

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How Much Oil Is Left On Earth?

NowThis World

Published on Oct 22, 2015

Brothers Of Refuge http://testu.be/20PaAfh Is The EU To Blame For The Migrant Crisis? http://testu.be/1KlSu9q » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Overwhelmed with the mass influx of refugees, European countries are taking extreme measures to tighten regulations. So how’s the migrant crisis changing the EU? Learn More: Migrant crisis:
Migration to Europe explained in graphics http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-…
“More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people.” Schengen: Controversial EU free movement deal explained http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-…
“The Schengen Agreement abolished the EU’s internal borders, enabling passport-free movement across most of the bloc.”
Germany sends hundreds of migrants back to Austria every day http://www.dw.com/en/germany-sends-hu…
“Germany has been refusing an increasing number of migrants at its southern border, Austrian authorities say.” Danish MPs approve seizing valuables from refugees http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01… “Package of measures to deter asylum seekers passed, including confiscation of cash and valuables exceeding $1,450.”

Why the world will remain thirsty for oil for decades


Sky News

Published on Feb 22, 2018

BP has published its annual review and estimates the planet will reach peak oil in the 2030s. The oil giant has also set out a complex picture for the future of energy as renewables grow while development ramps up demand for power. Tags – oil, bp, british petroleum, coal, fossil fuel, energy, renewables, wind, solar, business, ian king, annual review, 2040, natural gas.

Robert Reich: 7 Truths About Immigration


Robert ReichPublished on Jul 12, 2018

Robert Reich delivers 7 facts about immigrants. Watch More: Trump’s 4 Biggest Immigration Myths ►► https://youtu.be/KR3JyVg7VzU

Capturing Carbon with Soils


Climate State
Published on Jul 12, 2018

Negative emissions from soil management. Speaker: Pete Smith (May 2018) Pete Smith is the Professor of Soils and Global Change at the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK), and is Science Director of the Scottish Climate Change Centre of Expertise (ClimateXChange).

Since 1996, he has served as Convening Lead Author, Lead Author and Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He is a global ecosystem modeller with interests in soils, agriculture, food security, bioenergy, greenhouse gases, climate change, greenhouse gas removal technologies, and climate change impacts and mitigation.

He was a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award holder (2008-2013), and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (since 2008), a Fellow of the Institute of Soil Scientists (since 2015), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (since 2009). He was awarded the British Ecological Society Marsh Award for Climate Change Research in 2014, and the European Geophysical Union Duchaufour Medal for ‘distinguished contributions to soil science’ in 2017. https://royalsociety.org/people/peter… Soil carbon sequestration and biochar as negative emission technologies https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/f…

Kasich: Trump’s ‘wrecking ball diplomacy’ causing deep resentment among vital allies


PBS NewsHour

Published on Jul 12, 2018

After President Trump’s departure from a tense NATO summit in Brussels, Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, says he is very concerned about the fraying of a relationship that has kept the peace for 70 years. “Words matter, approaches matter,” said Kasich, who joined Judy Woodruff to discuss NATO, as well as the president’s upcoming meeting with Putin, and the suffering over family separation at the border.

10 Reasons Why the American Dream Is Unattainable

The Film Archives
Published on Jul 12, 2018
The book charts Chomsky’s analysis of the concentration of wealth from the 1970s to now. Chomsky analyzes the way in which power relations shifted from the late 1940s to today, in the name of “plutocratic interests”. This shift power relations end up being an assault “on lower- and middle-class people, which have escalated in recent decades during the ascendancy of what is known as ‘neoliberalism’…with fiscal austerity for the poor, and tax cuts and other subsidies for the wealthy minority.” Chomsky is most interested in how the rise of financialization, which is “is a process whereby financial markets, financial institutions, and financial elites gain greater influence over economic policy and economic outcomes,” and how it affects and shapes public life in America, leading to a concentration of wealth and power to elite persons and institutions. This has been shown to lead to phenomena like the richest people in the world having as much wealth as the bottom half of the world.

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Michael Hudson described financialization as “a lapse back into the pre-industrial usury and rent economy of European feudalism” in a 2003 interview:[2]
“only debts grew exponentially, year after year, and they do so inexorably, even when—indeed, especially when—the economy slows down and its companies and people fall below break-even levels. As their debts grow, they siphon off the economic surplus for debt service (…) The problem is that the financial sector’s receipts are not turned into fixed capital formation to increase output. They build up increasingly on the opposite side of the balance sheet, as new loans, that is, debts and new claims on society’s output and income.

[Companies] are not able to invest in new physical capital equipment or buildings because they are obliged to use their operating revenue to pay their bankers and bondholders, as well as junk-bond holders. This is what I mean when I say that the economy is becoming financialized. Its aim is not to provide tangible capital formation or rising living standards, but to generate interest, financial fees for underwriting mergers and acquisitions, and capital gains that accrue mainly to insiders, headed by upper management and large financial institutions. The upshot is that the traditional business cycle has been overshadowed by a secular increase in debt. Instead of labor earning more, hourly earnings have declined in real terms. There has been a drop in net disposable income after paying taxes and withholding “forced saving” for social Security and medical insurance, pension-fund contributions and–most serious of all–debt service on credit cards, bank loans, mortgage loans, student loans, auto loans, home insurance premiums, life insurance, private medical insurance and other FIRE-sector charges. … This diverts spending away from goods and services.

Life and Debt 2001 LA VERDADERA CARA DEL NEOLIBERALISMO

SONIA BERMUDEZ
Published on Mar 28, 2018

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One Love / People Get Ready (Remix)
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Bob Marley
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Sizzla
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Life And Debt
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