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No. 4705 Systemkontra
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We have a dedicated thread for movies, series and short films but not about documentaries and i think they deserve one.

If we happen to already have one and i just missed it or the moderation thinks this fits in another thread, pls just delete.

I start with this

China´s lonesome sons - The difficulties of finding a wife in China

It pretty much follows a guy who is buying a wife.

Documentary is German with English subtitles.
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Essential, but super german-specific I'm afraid.
No. 4713
Children of Leningradsky
>An intimate and heartbreaking look at a group of homeless children living in and around a Moscow train station.

BRUCE LEE: Romania's Tunnel King
>This underground network of sewers is home to the city’s lost and forgotten souls, most of whom have HIV and a quarter of whom suffer from TB.
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No. 4802
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Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present (2012)
No. 4808
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Neat, I'll definitely watch that. Incidentally, I read recently that birth masculinity increased quite a bit in the South Caucasus following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Kind of interesting.

No. 4835
I have recommended that one several times on old EC. I would watch a few Herzog documentaries before that, though: Happy People (A Year in the Taiga), Little Dieter Needs to Fly and Encounters At the End of the World.
Not because they are thematically connected or anything like that, but because they are easier and they can give you a sense of what to expect, so you are less likely to turn off after 20 minutes of The Act of Killing.

Though, maybe other people just don't have that problem and I'm being too cautious...
No. 4844
Kant never made it to China. The Chinks treat their prosperctive life partners as objects, not as subjects. What a disgusting culture.
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>The Chinks treat their prosperctive life partners as objects, not as subjects. What a disgusting culture.

They don't romanticize relationships as the average person in the west, they have the mindset of those who can afford it even if they can't.

Pic related, western people who can afford it.
No. 4859
I wish relationships were a bit more pragmatic in the west as well. This "truelove" nonsense mixed with feminist entitlement is just bonkers and equally disgusting.
No. 4860
True but read comments from Chinese, they complain "in the west they marry for love, chinese people only marry for money!"
No. 4871
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Does it make sense to post Vice documentaries here or does everyone already know them anyway?

Boy Interrupted
A documentary made by the parents of a bypolar boy who later killed himself

The Bride
Documentary about people jumping from the golden gate bridge into death

Child of Rage
Evil kid that tortures her brother and wants to kill her parents.

Sadly only German and no Subtitles here:
Killerspiele - Der Streit beginnt

A 3 parts documentary about the "It's all because of violent video games" debate we had here until a few years ago. Very well made and definitely worth a watch if German.
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No. 4991
There are many awesome (entertaining and cringy awesome, not well made awesome) documentaries about videogames.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwJlErJJxvc is one.

>Filmmaker Robin Benger covered 14 wars in 24 countries as a veteran TV producer but nothing prepared him for the discovery that war was being waged in the basement of his own home.

>He discovered that "first person shooter" games, and violence-centred gaming, are taking over as the entertainment of choice for a whole generation of (mostly) teenage males. Entering into that world, he began filming in cyber-cafes, games manufacturers‚ conventions, and mega gaming tournaments, even tracking down the designer of the very game causing him so much friction with his own son.


I also highly recommend House of Numbers.
It's some top tier aids denialism documentary.


Full Film

Articel about the documentary (Guy who made the article also made a video series about the documentary around as long as the documentary itself):


As a side note: A while ago i saw a documentary about some Russian "vigilante" group who handed out fake speeding tickets and stuff like that to people who didn't behave on the streets. They got beaten up and nearly killed many times but i can't remember the name of the documentary or the group.
No. 5025
Can any Ernst pinpoint me to streaming sites / one click share hoster sites that have rather obscure and indie stuff?

I need this docu:


I would have searched on alluc.ee if it would still exist
I don't want to pay 4.5€ to just rent this movie for a few days. I want to watch it over and over again and would pay a higher price then.
No. 5027

>Boy Interrupted

Seems to me the psychiatric institutions and the parents drove him into suicide.
No. 5031

Good and fresh doc showing the other side of the coin. Gambia, despite its diminute size, is one of the main sources of migration crossing the Mediterranean sea. The doc shows efforts from Gambians to try to convince their country fellows to stop trying to migrate to Europe. This little report here is also related

No. 5196
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is hell if you're a lonely kid with no friends


I never thought I'd say this but I prefer those years to what became of my "real" life thanks to addictive boards.
No. 5710
Fresh DW doc about heatwave and drought happening in germany right now. They mostly follow farmers, but show the effects all over the country
No. 5743
actually informed me about my countries situation. I haven't been to a lake or whatever, only see the dried out parks and trees. Today I was out to shop and have a small stroll and it was even hotter than the last days, so around 35-40°, the wind was like opening an oven in your kitchen.
No. 5762

I couldn't understand half of what they were saying. If I made some effort to listen with more attention I probably could understand 80% of it, but I can't bother.
No. 5776
Native American moves to Russia, enjoys freedums long forgotten in the united states of corporate america

No. 5780
I love how I'm not the only American saying this, and how profoundly butthurted it must make the Ukrainians here feel.

It is true. All he said in that video is true. And I tell you such things about my country, and you don't believe, and I feel like a starving Belorussian telling you of hard times and long lines and decay and people being disappeared under Soviets, and some idiot from another country telling me "oh no but Russia is stronk they give power to the workers" and so on.

Well no such a thing is not true. I don't own a car. I don't own a home. I have been hassled by the police. Because of being drunk, twice I have probably almost been shot, once with a cop and once knocking on the wrong door at 2am to use a phone. You get nickel and dimed and ripped off everywhere, there is no freedom, the people themselves have no actual say about policy or the direction of the country, it becomes worse and worse every day and the lower class grows and even in our schools now we have armed cops. Just imagine, if Soviet police stood inside schools with rifles, as pupils are forced by the school to take mind numbing drugs if they are not a cog https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/12/cps-takes-ohio-child-after-parents-disagree-with-his-schools-adhd-diagnosis
https://breggin.com/school-calls-child-services-on-parents-who-take-child-off-of-ritalin/ and what really matters is being taught the master-slave structure of this society, and even in school they criminalize you for not following orders. It is why public schooled kids which is most of this country act like such idiots it's almost like they're not real, or are incomplete people. Anyone who has been to America and dealt with Americans knows that incredibly creepy, eerie feel as it's all knice and smiles and apple pies on the surface but spend more than a few days there and you start noticing the fakeness, the sense of corruption and evil looming within or just out of the corner of your vision, until another one gives you a fake smile as he tells you some lie or superficial pleasantry.

The country is rotting within. It is absolutely NOT free. You can get fined or arrested just for fishing or hunting without a license. You make fun of the British (as you well should) for TV license but http://www.wafb.com/story/25303063/bunkie-man-arrested-for-fishing-without-a-license-resisting-arrest
I ask, do you get arrested for fishing in your country? And the courts are a joke. Like everything else it is run by money, and sometimes connections. You a cop? Work a desk job for a week and get acquitted no matter what https://dailygazette.com/article/2011/02/11/0211_albcop that guy choked and pushed his gf down a flight of stairs then used his police used weapon and held a gun to her head making her beg for her life. It was in the news, and silently went away with an acquittal, like all these things. The police here, you would not even believe.

And the country is worse off than Europeans by far. In fact it is ingrained in Americans by the lottery. Every time there's a powerball it keeps the proles in line and thinking "I'm just a multi millionaire in waiting some day I'll hit that jackpot!" and they slave away until they die with no benefits, with practical robbery from funeral services, leaving little behind.

We have neither political nor real economic freedom here. It is just a big, fat, bloated dead cow, and nobody notices with the shiny advertising paint thrown over the corpse and some Febreze misted in the air to cover up the stench of rot and blood. And I would leave this shithole, but I'm too poor to even consider it. Most of us just do not have the cash to even travel around, let alone afford to actually move. It is a pathetic, morbid pantomime of all the supposed ideals and freedoms, of settling the West and living and making it on your own, like watching a ventriloquist puppeteering the corpse he stole.
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Oh and I forgot to add, because I was distracted by the secret code of police like they are just another gang who act above their own law, is the courts. If you ever have to deal with them (and odds are, you will at some point) and you're not rich with a fancy lawyer to contest everything, then you get stuck with a public defender. The PD will almost always fuck you way harder than if you simply ignored them. Try watching American court videos. Watch as people flip out after realizing their PD was incompetent or they were lied to, and they do something stupid like no contest and the judge ends up throwing 20 years at you.

I do not even remotely feel like I am in a free country. Maybe way out in the boonies there is some marginal freedom if only because the long arm of the law and the State can't reach you there so easily, but now with technology advances they can, and you all know the rampant abuse of privacy from my country. USA is shit! SHIIIIT!

Especially just imagine, you are actually living in a country where feudalism is essentially allowed. There is no fishing or hunting on the lord's land. Everything here is banned and illegal or potentially illegal. It is being trained more and more to be a predictable, robotic society, and between the advertising and datamining and the school indoctrination programs you're fucked since age 3 years old. In fact, I almost cannot even imagine what such a surreal society looks like, where you can work with dignity and own your own home, where your voice matters in politics, where you have economic advantage, where you have actual safety nets or any system where the state itself cares about you instead of doing shit like setting up casinos to get more taxes as their economic revitalization plan, where a man can freely speak his mind and do as he pleases and simply wander the land as a natural human being without constantly being hassled, interrogated, and possibly shot. https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/celebrity/ving-rhames-says-police-held-him-at-gunpoint-in-his-own-home-after-a-neighbor-reported-a-robbery/ar-BBLaJVy?OCID=ansmsnnews11
Not even in your own home are you safe from secret police. Just imagine, living in mortal fear that some asshole will SWAT you or police find the wrong house or for whatever reason flashbang you at fucking 5:00am and shoot your dogs. Can you even imagine? Just imagine that. Just imagine living in a fucking country where if you have a dog your biggest mortal fear is that the cops will be near you and shoot your dog. Imagine being afraid of that every day, that a cop will see your dog and shoot it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVAhOLbQEHM Fuck this society and fuck this country.

There is a reason why this shit happens. That guy who made that thread about "crisis actors" no, this is America
No. 5790
Watch the first 2 mins of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvQMkjPcORM
No. 5795
Where do you live? At least in the south and the west it is supposed to cool down for a few days now and that's good.
The isolation in my flat is horrible, if it's 35°C outside it's not much cooler inside.
No. 5841
NRW, it was raining in the morning, I got up at ~8:30 absolutety sleepy to take a piss and I see the grey outside and a cooling wind thru my open window and I felt relieved.
But now the sun is shining again and its around 30+° or so
No. 6088

Migrant workers (from Bulgaria mostly) working hard in Santorini. There's a bald guy there working under the sun all day, and that got me thinking: why not paint your bald head white to help cope with the sun? I mean, didn't any society in human history think about doing this in the past? Specially those seminomad africans who didn't have access to cloth stuff?
No. 6091
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They wear witch garb to harvest or herd livestock in Yemen

No. 6092
Looks cool as fuck.
No. 6098
Actually it looks hot as fuck. Wearing all black in the middle of desert is not something I would want to do. I often wonder about this because middle eastern women all seem to wear black, whereas the males wear white. It's like they want women to suffer as much as possible.
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Intensive group therapy in an American prison.
A very touching ducumentary about hardened convicts hurt by macho image, one of the few movies that managed to make me cry and the best documentary I've so far seen.

here go the torrent
No. 6385
Very good doc right here, not because of the theme because of a family that they follow. China has a policy of restricting internal migration, to keep main cities from growing too much and creating slums. But of course for this they would have to create enough jobs in the countryside too, otherwise people will migrate illegally to the big cities anyway, and live in a completely illegal situation there, and this is the case with this family.
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No. 6424
>made me cry
Are you gay, pidor? I'll beat the pink out of you, no worries.
No. 6425
It's not. I remember a family with two T-I-G-E-R-S, they were some sort of TV stars in the 90s. People were just awaiting when tigers will finally grow up and eat the whole family. Can't recall, but only father or mother survived.
Bears are especially dangerous, they change their food preferences through year. So when they act friendly they actually store you for a better day.
No. 6785
You will like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jeMp0uF1kA

mini-documentary about trailer parks in Arizona

Why didn't I run away from this country when I had the chance!!!
No. 6809
I'd assume running is verboten to burgers.
No. 6818
I didn't cry like a little girl tho, just my eyes got a little wet.
So pls no bully.
No. 6829
States of Terror - Betrayal - BBC documentary about Red Army Faction terrorist Silke Mayer Witt

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You'll get shot for that
No. 6907
Homeless in Japan (mind blowing)

No. 6908 Kontra
This is not a documentary.
Stop randomly posting youtube links to whatever garbage you find half interesting.
No. 6921
it's a 4 part interview/documentary made by a journalist about homeless in japan
No. 6944
I found it interesting
No. 6950
It's not a doc but it's pretty good stuff regardless, he mostly interviews a professor in the area, makes a lot of short recordings showing the situation and interviews some other people who work with the issue. If all 4 parts were put together it could be considered an amateur doc.
No. 7406
I think it makes sense to also share podcasts ITT, a documentaries and podcasts thread. BBC radio has this very nice series of podcasts called "in our time", the host Melvyn Bragg invites 2 or 3 specialists about a certain area of contemporary relevance and asks them many questions. As it is expected, the quality of the podcast varies a lot depending on the theme and the guests, but usually things about british history (or history in general) are better. This one here talks about the nation-state today, but basically they talk about England and UK, very good stuff:

No. 7412
An english girl comes to join yörüks, the people who are still nomads in Turkey.


Watch it if you can bear the girls behavior.
No. 7424
BBC Extreme Pilgrim: Christian priest learns shaolin kung fu and chan buddhism. great documentary

No. 7428
Any idea how many of these people, living the tradional way, still exist today in Turkey?
No. 7433
I dont know exactly. I just know during middle of ottoman empire whole anatolia had 8 million habitants and plus it had 1 million yörüks. Nowadays the goverment forcing them to settle down and disrespect their ways.
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No. 7444
>Watch it if you can bear the girls behavior.


Why does the BBC always ruin their documentaries with artificial drama? They could just pick other people for their docus. People that are capable of handling the situations they are put in.
Sure, it won't always work (unless staged) but as it is right now every single BBC documentary has this kind of drama in it.
Yet, I want to watch a documentary to learn something new, not learn that there exist morons in england that make fools of themselves.

Good golly.
No. 7447
I agree. Problem is that these kinds of documentaries are intended to essentially be the equivalent of a zoo. The drama is there so that people watching it can go 'oh look at how weird these people are' and gawk at that rather than the documentary actually trying to showcase a different culture's experience with the world. If they had the latter goal, they'd find a Turkologist who could understand enough to show things in an intelligent and respectful manner, and while it's not the most enormous field in English-speaking circles, it does exist and in a pinch they could still probably find a Turkish Turkologist who spoke English for the job.
No. 7449
Precisely. Good counter examples are the works of Werner Herzog. They aren't documentaries per sé but Herzog knows where to look at then make you see it truly for what it is rather than showing you what he thinks you want to see or what he wants to get across. Case in point: Grizzly Man, Into the Abyss, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, Happy People - A Year in the Taiga, Encounters at the End of the World, The Great Ecstasy of the Woodcarver Steiner.
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Well true, they don't want to understand the culture, they just want to look at some weird thing and gigle, because they are uncultured and not very smart. Since we're not an ethnicity that put on pedestal for any political agenda she wont show respect at all and I assure you those people are very patient yet she made them complain about disrespect.

I almost never seen her asking about traditions and lifestyle. For example since yörüks usually dont own a fridge they don't stockpile too much food and it makes them willing to share even to some random person that never seen before. For example she could notice that, but she decided to go for le women rights maymay and she get pretty dissapointed when it turns out they dont give a shit if you wear headscarf or not. I extremely doubt she takes full advantage of city life by the way.

It's not about certain nationality, it's about mindset though. For example when I was in switzerland my family received a guest from homeland and she was typical if I drink and wear mini skirt I'm paragon of civilization type and she thought if she knows a couple cheese name she just gets the whole swiss culture. She was regularly complaining why I don't go full western (I'm not living like döner slicing bydlo I assure you, neither my family) and how bigot I am et cetera.
Anyway I brought her a couple native swiss one of them was from graubünden and they were arguing should women stick to the traditional roles or not, of course my super civilized guest autistic screeched and how backwards they are and she is more western than them (she literally said it) when they said their culture can't be adapted just by merely a few cloth and whatnot and it's an insult to dumb down their culture to such lowly level. As you guys can guess since she was not enjoyed with this 'culture' she adapted she immidietly stopped being such an occidentalist and go full orientalist, rant about colonial people in angry manner.

It was pure cringe and it was perfect proof for me that people who think culture could be understood and adapted in mere minutes was extremly stupid, and people who had no culture can't understand other cultures either. It was pure cringe though, I wish I didn't see that.
No. 7459
Also forgot to write, I like herzog as well, the indonesian documentary/movie thing was brutal though.
No. 7461
Maybe an extreme perspective? I could rant about some shithole places in Germany but also rave about fantastic places.
Same about culture, immigration, economy, whatsoever. The only true thing IMHO is: Our gouvernment will turn everything into the same shithole, but even this might not be true. And your country is about fuck me times bigger, has over 9000 regions with them own laws. I heard that federal law isnt that important as state law or regional law. Some are liberal, some are conservative, some are ... Burgers. I've seen so many facettes of your country, the worst and the best. Maybe your propaganda is superior that it let me back with a mixed-positive feel ... But at least you have good propaganda. Compare the John Oliver Show with our Heute Show.
No. 7464
>Especially just imagine, you are actually living in a country where feudalism is essentially allowed

But America is capitalism. In Feudalism the landlord has to "care" for your well being. Property was handled different in feudalism. There was no absolute property like we have today where you can't do shit because everything is owned by someone.
No. 7465
well because the poor generally died and people tended to war when they had population boom and cant look after them. the one good aspect of feudalism was discouraging serfs to settle down in cities though. it allows cities to have proper management and architecture, and many people today still can't adapt the city culture.
No. 7471
You mean "The Act of Killing"? That was not by Herzog himself, he just helped promote it.
It's one of the best "documentaries" I've ever seen, though.
No. 7478
yeah that one. I also enjoy his movies.
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I watched it here. Good quality, short film (1hr 25min)

Warning: if you don't have ad-block plus and microsoft explorer 7 you might catch some malware from that stream so post a better link or torrent if you find it
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>ad-block plus
>microsoft explorer
in what century are you living?

uMatrix. and pretty much any other browser except chrome and ff, it seems
No. 7560
the strict black-white dress code only exist in saudi arabia. other middle eastern countries don't force it since that thing is a saudi tradition, not even all arabs have it.
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Polish & Ukrainian you-know-what has reached levels over 9000!
No. 7644
Read the comment section, she says she gave the police the IP addresses of the Hohol death threats
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No. 7650
Not quite a docu but an interview
reminder to never trust a federal agent and DEA is the enemy
No. 7652 Kontra
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You act as though this is somehow new or unusual. It was one of the top 3 horsemen of the KC apocalypse. You can go to any comment section of any video and see cyrillic shitstorms if the topic is mentioned.
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Introducing the Mentally Retarded

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Another similar 2018 doc I found
No. 8762
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A Romanian family and a Russian family from Moldova have their babies switched at birth. Gypsy father beats mother for infidelity (for having blond child) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=630bIkAzaV0

Trannies regret sex changes
No. 8772
While it looks promising -10 points for being RT. Which means it is literally just typical Russian anti-pidor propaganda. It's just that this one thing, it is completely right about within the first 50 seconds.
No. 8774 Kontra
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PS I forgot to add: do you know how to know this is rooster propaganda? Because completely out of context it has SpaceX in the beginning, for no apparent reason whatsoever. I had no idea Russia was that level of butthurt at SpaceX.
No. 8779
Surely the use of Werner Goldberg can't be accidental.
No. 8780
is this pic serious?
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Actually SpaceX fans tend to be trannies and lesbians driving priuses and subarus, it's got nothing to do with the rt film crew

No. 8990
Why wouldn't it be? The Black Ribbon Day is this
So I can imagine why would our Foreign biz would want to disagree.
No. 9057
Alejandro Mamani

Ethnographers in the mountains of Bolivia record the struggles of Alejandro Mamani, an Ayaman Indian man who believes that he is suffering from spirit possession.

Centralia-Hell On Earth

Short documentary concerning Centralia, Pennsylvania and the famous underground fire there. The 16mm print and how the people dress gives it the air of Night of the Living Dead, though this was shot in 1982. Very few of the structures in this film are still standing, as there are only a small handful of houses, a nice fire station, a hilltop Orthodox church and a few discarded heroin needles to be seen there today.
No. 9078
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Born Too White - Living with Albinism in East Africa

Oscar Duke, an NHS doctor with albinism heads to Tanzania and Malawi to discover what life is like for other people with the same genetic condition. Whilst in East Africa, Oscar explores the reasons why albino people are vulnerable to attack in these countries as well as interview some of the people who hold prejudiced views towards albinism.

No. 9163
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Dance with Death - the S-75 (SA-2) in the Vietnam war https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtLFU2UjyNs

(Russian documentary about Vietnam anti-air vs B52 bombers)

No. 9327

Basically, pakis go to Europe, make money, send money home, build fancy houses in pakistan thinking that one day they'll come back, but they never do. For the many reasons that you can imagine, they stay in Europe, and the houses in Pakistan stay abandoned.
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No. 9339
Their not so distant relatives, the Gypsies to the same in Romania.
The only difference being that the dum dums fail to even finish their "palaces" that they build illegally. (Illegal because they get the permit for a simple house, yet they build a 3-4 stories high monstrosity mixing Indian and Far Eastern architecture)
They barely finish the insides, and barely furnish it. If they do, then it's this kitsch style with gaudy Corinthian pillars, baby angel statues and a random assortment of golden shit, sprinkled with modern electronics like big TVs.
No. 9474
Good find.
I'm watching this right now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60vK6Uw9sSE although psychopaths are ultimately a really boring subject honestly. They're also fucking annoying and way less clever than they think they are. It really reminds me of putting up with some shitposters on imageboards. Ramirez for instance had this whole thing you could tell he was reading from an internal script about governments and murderers. He just came off as way less competent and more fake and idiotic in that interview IMO.
No. 9488
Same with Turks.
They take huge credits in Germany to buy houses in Turkey which they visit for 2 or 3 weeks every year.
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It's not really a great documentary, but it's the only one on the topic I know of and for those who aren't ones to pick up a big book and prefer to watch a documentary instead (nothing wrong with that mind you, lots of things I'd do the same for) it's a good quick option and it's on a subject you won't often hear about because not many people think of New Mexico when they think of the Civil War and fewer recognise it as one of the most decisive logistical victories of the war, even if in raw scale it was rather small because it crippled Texan military capacity in the Far West and after Glorieta Pass, no major Texan offensive was made in the theatre for the rest of the war. It's also more relevant than you might think because of the Californian gold supply being vital to funding the war for the Union (~1/4 of the cost of the war was covered by it).
t. Trans-Mississippi Theatre appreciator
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Swiss Doku from 1998 about Japanese concept cars.

It's in German, but fuck it, they show hilarious concept cars from Japan, and I would buy them all.
All through the video they say that Japanese cars looked and look bland and only focus on future and function, but maybe that's propaganda to please the German viewers.
If found nearly every car exiting, ultra-futuristic, noble or cute. The cyber feel is with them.
Even the opening scenes are still more future than a ride through our cities now ;_;
No. 9505

Similar story with many Gastarbeiters from 70s and 80s here in Croatian (and other Ex-Yu countries probably, too)
No. 9506
Interest rates are much lower, harder to reclaim assets overseas, and you can declare bankruptcy with little consequences.
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Here's a classic British documentary on the life of Steeplejack Fred Dibnah from a time before health and safety. He became famous following this thanks to his personality and interests in all things industrial:

If that doesn't spark your interest or you have trouble with a Lancashire accent then here are a couple of documentaries closely tied to the Vietnam War:

>The Battle of Long Tan (2006)

The first is a documentary on the Battle of Long Tan one of the great battles of ANZAC military history and one where they were very nearly overrun. I normally get bored of on the ground reports but this is definitely something you can lose yourself in. No over-dramatic reenactments or gimmicks, just a gritty retelling of a shitty day.

>Fog Of War: Eleven Lessons From The Life Of Robert S. Mcnamara

This covers not only the Vietnam War but also the life of Mcnamara with some explanation of the US actions in firebombing Japanese cities, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the US car industry. Special mention should be made of the excellent soundtrack by Philip Glass that ties it all together and Mcnamara giving the interview of his life to defend himself for the history books.
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Gewehr G3 wird gebaut (1970) - Bundeswehr
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An interesting documentary/commentary on Elliot Rodger and his relationship with his dysfunctional family.

No. 10707 Kontra
God damn North Americans are the worst posters. It goes from some retarded MGTOW shit about Elliot Rodgers to "crisis actors! It's the Jews!"
You're actually dumb as fuck.
No. 10716 Kontra
I suppose you are our designated board schizo. Every decently board has one, and time has come for our own.
No. 10717 Kontra
Addendum: Kazakh not included since he is a good schizo.
No. 10722 Kontra
>this deluded hapa that supposedly existed
I love how you're even questioning his existence.

>But men see giant holes in the story so we know it's shitty fearmongering propaganda to change laws and make people paranoid.
No. 10736 Kontra
>>But men see giant holes in the story so we know it's shitty fearmongering propaganda to change laws and make people paranoid.

That recursive logic floored me as well. The burgers mind truly moves in mysterious ~~ways~~self-referential cycles.
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If you've ever been to America it's one of the most paranoid places you'll ever visit because of news reports exaggerating the danger. In some ways the paranoia is higher than South Africa with all their legit crime.

Also, fake news!


As the tweet says unless he was a genetic freak football scholarship super-chad or that 25yo heartthrob who plays freshman in movies, that isn't remotely possible that a senior slut got taken advantage of by a pip squeak.
No. 10748 Kontra
Did you even watch the documentary?
I didn't find it to be a MGTOW or misogynist documentary.

Rather it talked about how one of the causes of Elliot's shooting was his dysfunctional family and warped upbringing that led to a warped view of the world.
Also, where did you get the information that Peter Rodger was jewish >>10706 ?
No. 10749 Kontra
Also, the guy who created the documentary was just a guy that received Elliot's leaked emails because he had talked about Elliot a few times before; he wasn't part of a large studio or a professional filmmaker.
To be sure, he could have omitted certain emails while emphasizing others to push a certain agenda, and he uses emotional manipulation in terms of the music in the background, video effects, etc. to direct the viewer towards specific emotions, but this behavior exists in more professional documentaries as well.

Often I prefer amateur documentaries to professional ones as it is easier to convince people that an amateur documentary has a certain agenda or has certain flaws, as opposed to professional documentaries which have the advantage of the status of the filmmaker and the expertise of a "professional documentary" accompanying them.
No. 10750
There's a conspiracy thread, how about continuing all that "people didn't exist because my internet sources say so" there?
No. 10760 Kontra
Correction: /pol/ was saying

>the story and these people don't exist just like the Vegas shooter who ate a lot of sushi.
This is the documentary thread, not the schizo conspiracy thread

>Also Jews in Hollywood marry Jewesses, after the kids leave for college they quickly divorce the hags and get a Chinese wife, they don't bring Elliotts into the world,
One of the richest Jews in the world, Zuckerberg, married an Asian. No, it isn't some sham marriage. He's got a kid with her and is raising a family. You dumb fuck.

>KC is full of "internet wiz-kids" (turned wizards) with no life experience so they're ready to repeat whatever the poltards say

>I'm not the mod so I can't delete his post and all reaction posts below it
You can delete your own post. There's a standard delete button at the bottom like virtually every other chan you fucking idiot. I've used it to delete my own posts when being unnecessarily dickish to people. You are not one where it's unmerited.

>His elliot documentary link belongs on kohl not here.
While I agree with this, your posts managed to be even fucking dumber than the Canadian.
Stop. Shitting. Up. The. Board.

>The very fact that you're curious about this deluded hapa
I'm not even in the slightest and I am also the guy who criticized that post you moronic fuckwit.
> that supposedly existed
Just fucking lol

Oh yes but I am sure you are enlightened by some artifact riddled jpegs.
Brick is our schizo. This guy is just someone who probably just recently found 4krebs. He doesn't even know how to delete his own posts and is also clearly a kohlburner.

Oh I didn't realize it wasn't biased by your presentation. I just thought it was another stupid incel thing, which quite frankly I don't care about in the slightest. Bawww women won't fuck me so they're all whores etc. I really don't and cannot give a shit about these people. I remember many years ago trying to help them on KC, and I now deeply regret all that time of my life I wasted on that useless shitty board and the dumbfucks therein.

Kavanaugh was a complete drunk who basically acted exactly like Kevin Spacey. The main reason Trump even wanted him to begin with was to have some toady on the Supreme Court in case his various sex scandals come to light, or to prevent his own impeachment.

To be fair not all of us are like this, but true so many are it's aggravating to be around the bulk of them. Try living here. Most seemingly rational, logical person you may found out has the most absurd, psychotic ideas about reality and politics. It's even funnier when they're trolling because when you really talk to them you find out whatever crazy bullshit they were pretending to believe in is less insane than their actual beliefs.
No. 10768
>Most seemingly rational, logical person you may found out has the most absurd, psychotic ideas about reality and politics. It's even funnier when they're trolling because when you really talk to them you find out whatever crazy bullshit they were pretending to believe in is less insane than their actual beliefs.

Do you have any friends? And girls are pretty sane, it's the married women who are brainwashed by their husbands to be evangelists awaiting the rapture that crazy.
No. 10772
You're claiming Elliot Rodgers didn't even exist. You probably also believe every mass shooting is staged. I've seen those videos where people with some facial recognition disorder post images of random people to "prove" that they're all hired crisis actors. So, yes, this is an incredibly psychotic belief.
No. 10787 Kontra
>all dis projection
My God...
>Am I wrong?
Yes. How wrong? Very. Also psychotic.
>for example views on Jews or Finns
Like what the actual fuck are you even talking about?
>pussy blah blah
You know I was actually fooling around a lot before IBs, and was fucking throughout my time on them. However, I have ultimately concluded that it's probably a massive waste of time and energy unless I'm planning on having kids with the girl.

You have some serious issues Nebraska. All of this angered drivel amounts to some form of projection. What you said is largely false about me in every way, and you're now saying "I heard from a guy who has a friend" type of game. You have offered no evidence for your assertions, which btw largely came from the complete bullshit on the internet.

Also thanks for taking a shit in the middle of the living room that's this documentary thread. I bet you're the guy who goes on and on about self improvement, which is good, so long as you're genuinely improving yourself and your knowledge and capability in this world. You're also one arrogant motherfucker if I say so myself.
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No. 11049

doc about colonial portuguese presence in Myanmar. They show a village where you can see people with mixed european complexion and Portuguese habits strange to the area (such as creating cattle and making sausages)
No. 11050
Interesting, will watch the full thing later.
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No. 11182
Hated: GG Allin and The Murder Junkies

The guy had no musical talent but was still one of the most interesting personalities in the music business of the last 40 or so years.
No. 11406

Podcast explaining how germany managed to retain its industrial base and become a major exporting country, unlike other developed nations who embraced deindustrialization. The explanations are nothing new from what you hear or listen everywhere: mittelstands strongly focused on exports, education focused on apprenticeship, labor unions and companies working together, etc. They do talk about some things that I didn't hear or listen elsewhere, such as the fact that the PIGS sharing the EURO with germany kind of help germany because they dump the currency value bellow what it would be if it was a germany-only currency, which helps keeping german products competitive; also that mittelstands have difficulty innovating; and more interesting they explain why anglo-saxon countries fail in the labor union aspect (both the unions and the companies do not want to cooperate in the way germans do).

Also funny related video, although I didn't understand much of it
No. 11495 Kontra
>Also funny related video, although I didn't understand much of it.

It's not my humor and yes it's made to be stereotypical but to think that the Mittelstand does not rely on the internet is utter bullshit. Mittelstand is more than some small company that does not has to care about times changing.
No. 11678
Delete your post Elliot this is a documentary not a cringefest thread
No. 12136

DW doc about how a french overseas territory island near Madagascar is being used by natives from surrounding nations as a way of gaining french citizenship. Women from other islands travel to this island to give birth there, but because they can only try to apply for french citizenship when they become 18, they live their young lives in a legal limbo situation, and this causes a lot of problems to the island.
No. 12170
I started a noice documentary series on the history of the Cold War that serves as a sequel to 'The World at War' (same producers and style). Narrated by Kenneth Branagh!:

I'm sure many of you have already seen it but there is also a fascinating mockumentary on if the Cold War had gotten hot at the time of the collapse of the USSR. I liked how they made use of footage from real world events (especially the Gulf War) to drive the story:

Sweden has her own version 'Onset of Darkness' detailing an invasion of the country.

Isn't jus soli wonderful.
No. 12293

fresh doc about Venezuelan migrant crisis.
No. 12294
Very sad. I've seen some in the YouTube comments on videos like this remark that the Venezuelans often deported Colombian migrants when Venezuela was still prosperous. Is this true?
No. 12295
I don't know but what I read elsewhere is that Venezuela indeed had tons of colombian migrants when the country was doing fine (according to Maduro's state propaganda, they were millions), and many of those emigrating from Venezuela today are actually of Colombian background.

One mayor of one of the BR towns receiving Venezuelan migrants in Roraima state also said that when Venezuela was doing good there were many BRs who crossed the border looking for better medical treatment.
No. 12297
Interesting. Is Venezuelan migration a contentious political issue in Brazil right now? Or is it more or less not considered a serious concern?
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It is an issue in Roraima state because the population there is very low, it's an isolated and poor state. Any small migration is already too much for them, and since it's an isolated state, most Venezuelans who arrive there have no way of traveling further south in the country, so they get stuck there. Additionally, as you can see in the map, there's not a lot of people on both sides of the border, it's Amazonia after all, Venezuela's population is 90% located in their northern coast, but the Venezuelans who do live near our border are usually amerindians or other very poor rural people, many aren't even literate, the amerindians have very bad hygiene and health habits, so although it's a small migration if compared to hispano-american countries and specially colombia, the ones migrating to those countries at least have a better chance of re-adapting and making their own way, the migrants here are IQ89. Finally, most of this migration happened in the last two years, when Temer was in power, and Temer's government was about austerity and cost cuts, which means that he didn't bother with the situation and mostly left Roraima people to deal with the issue by themselves, he didn't even bother visiting the state during these two years. The situation could have been easily solved if these venezuelans had been transported to somewhere else in the country, where their presence and toll on public services could be diluted, where they could find better jobs and assistance, but Temer didn't even bother doing that. It could have been a non-issue, in the end their migration here is very small.

Now Bolsonaro was elected and he spoke against these migrations, calling venezuelan and haitian migrants "the scum of the earth".
No. 12344

40 min of podcast about the evolution of war since the beginning of the last century. Honestly I didn't listen to it since I'm not interested in this kind of stuff, but I imagine that some people here might be.
No. 12357
Wow Stratfor is still arou--oh wait a minute that's right. Didn't they get "raided" by Antisec which was clearly a fed operation from the start?
No. 12488

35 min doc about old people staying in the rural parts of Japan while their offspring chooses to migrate to big cities.
No. 12579

Podcast about SEZ in african countries created to attract chinese businesses, they say that they're going to discuss africa in general but really they talk mostly about Mauritius. Just found this channel and it seems to be very interesting, they also have their own site
It was created and is kept by this journalist and this academic who invite other people to discuss china-Africa relations, I've only listened to the SEZ podcast so far, but there seems to be other interesting podcasts there.
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looks interesting, I will tune in for one and see how it is.
No. 12858
It's not a doc since it's only 6 minutes long, but it talks about something very important in recent chinese history: the farm village that defied the communist regime and begun to use its land to produce stuff other than what the planned economy demanded, thus giving birth to post-commie chinese agriculture, based on private farms and more flexible farming.

Other short vids about the same subject here. This one feels more like a propaganda
This one explains more details of the initial secret pact among the farmers and other stuff
No. 12871

Who is that nigger kid and why do I keep seeing his face everywhere with all these flags over it?
No. 12892

Old but good doc about the origins of oil, would like to know the origin of the doc though.
No. 12896
China's no.1 priority is top stop separatism/regionalism, most T1 cities have a local identity but Chinese still have a slave mentality, 10000's of years as peasants do that.
As long as One China is promoted, they do not give a fuck, just look at the inhumanities which occur daily there.
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This channel is bad overall, shallow analysis of stuff and silly narration, but this video is interesting because the subject is interesting, despite being only 10 min long. It's about the codfish industry in Canada.
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This is not a doc but a lecture, I just found this channel and I don't know if the other lectures are any good. But this one is interesting because it talks about one aspect of the 100 years war between France and England that no other vid on youtube seems to talk about, which is that the war caused the brits and (specially) the french to change their concepts of nation and monarchy, pic related. I guess this fits into the greater narrative of the slow formation of the nation-state and the modern bureaucratic state.
No. 13132
since we started recommending stuff that isn't actually a documentary, i wanna link this interview:

i like his look (srsly), but i am more impressed about what he has to say. Reflecting on social media and what problems there currently are. thou, he doesn't mention or propose any solution. still very informative and interesting to listen to.
No. 13133
He looks like a former work colleague of mine but in fat
No. 13700
Three Mile Island documentary
Man do I wish we had someone like a president Carter or president Kennedy again. Anyway why is it that Russians/hohols didn't seem to learn anything and were so completely disastrous seven years later? Or I guess another question, why were we so lucky to not have our own Chernobyl and call of Pripyat set in Pennsylvania?
No. 14457
This vid is about Boston

But the channel is about cities in general, Edward Glaeser is a weird mix, he's a NY jew who preaches Chicago school economics for cities while at the same time preaching progressive stuff. For example, he agrees with current urbanists about the need to increase density in murkan cities but also shows the attractiveness of suburbs. And he's an economists, so his arguments are different from typical urbanists. Anyway, he's specialized in urban economy and in this channel he talks about many issues on this matter, from history of particular cities to history of city-related stuff such as the rise of restaurant culture. I've been binge watching the channel the whole day.
No. 14920
This channel is pretty interesting. Here's the description

>Langley Esquire specializes in facilitating success in Japan. Our unique offering of services includes public affairs consulting, corporate advisory, and support for individuals in Japan. Timothy Langley founded Langley Esquire after developing a career as an expert in Japan's legal alleyways and as a "fixer". Through experience directing legal affairs & public policy at Apple Computer Japan as well as General Motors Asia Pacific, Timothy brings clients an unmatched portfolio of success.

It has many interesting vids about business-related stuff in Japan, but also news.
No. 14938

It follows a story of a boy who got fucked many times made me disgustfrom islamic boi pussy culture
No. 15062
Arte is a French/German TV channel that used to show and produce lots of great content, sadly within the last 10 or so years it turned into some liberal hipster channel (That's what it was before but it got more extreme). Sometimes it's still worth turning in though.
Some more or less random documentaries that are worth watching if you're interested in the topics, all of them are around 25min long and have english subtitles.

Tanzania: Albinos' Stolen Childhood

Rwanda: High Tech Made in Kigali

Colombia: Looking for Peace

Paedophile Hunters

Angola: Rich Country, Poor People
No. 15068
currently somewhat blowing up (pun intended)

few things came to my mind:
  • how cultures can differ. around where i live you have to sign something like "got the package" for a delivery to be claimed "delivered". the real criminals are the delivery companies/people, in my opinion.
  • 4 smartphones + a circuit board and people throw the thing away? stupid people.
No. 15073
Does that really fit in the category of documentary or at least informational material?
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Documentary on crows:


Crows and ravens are some of the most awesome and underrated animals there are
No. 15083
very nice. wouldn't mind if he'd used dog crap instead of glitter and tear gas/pepper spray instead of the "fart odor" though.
No. 15095
Can't. ATF would bust down your door for domestic terrorism and making improvised explosive devices or some other such thing. Mace isn't even legal everywhere afaik. Despite the "muh second amendment" America actually has almost as weak weapon law protections as a place like Australia. Only difference is we have a massive gun manufacturer lobby and they don't. CS gas is probably largely banned for most civilian use, and even the criminal getting hit with this could reasonably sue the shit out of you in court, not to mention booby traps are generally banned and it would definitely be argued within reason that a child could've gone there to knock on your door or some shit. Although when I heard about this "fart smell and glitter" it filled me with nothing but contempt for the idiotic faggot who even bothered to make it, as well as every idiot who decided to make it a news story.

If you're actually going to give a shit about packages being stolen you put a GPS on it and preferably have some sort of dye bomb.
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i don't think so.
but it was the closest fit and i didn't feel like opening a new thread for that.

maybe informational. i didn't knew that was a thing and i didn't knew some mailmen just put the package in front of your door. (that would be illegal here?)
No. 15188

Maybe a Youtube threda wouldn't be a bad idea?
No. 15594
Documentary about the involvement of the British deep state in the protestant terrorism against the catholic population in Northern Ireland by the example of an in-depth look at the 1994 Loughinisland massacre, where six Irishmen were murdered by an Unionist paramilitary group while watching the World Cup at the local pub.

The makers of the documentary are being persecuted by the British-loyalist authorities to this day, while the murderers are protected by the same authorities to this day.

The film is also banned in British TV channels and cinemas:

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Here is a nice 25 minute piece about Kazakh eagle hunters in Mongolia

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>The makers of the documentary are being persecuted by the British-loyalist authorities to this day

Because they're implicated in the theft of sensitive documents and released the names of suspects in a country where 20 years ago your surname could get you killed.

>The film is also banned in British TV channels and cinemas

L-O-L. Did a septic tell you all this?
No. 15761 Kontra

Contain your butthurt, pls.
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Your summary is entirely wrong. I'm just correcting you.
No. 15776
Honestly this just sounds to me like persecution of journalists tbh
No. 15789

Very good doc about the competition between britain and france during the early 20th century for the fastest transatlantic passenger ship.
No. 15821

Lame doc about John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute. His dad was a scot noble who married the richest welsh noble family based in Cardiff, where he based his operations and became rich as fuck. Lame doc because it mostly focuses on his personal life, his architecture and his eccentricities (he was a scottish nationalist, a kind of a feminist, a cathol convert, an occultist, and so on), I wanted to know more about his business and how his father supposedly transformed Cardiff.
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I don't know what happened to the YT channel thread but this guy
Does a neat series on fatal/near fatal medical problems. Is pretty heavily explained for bydlo though.

And there is also Coyote Petersen who is a fantastic human model for showing exactly how painful it is to be envonemated or bitten by various potentially dangerous animals
As I pretty much expected, being bitten by an African centipede seemed to be the most overtly painful one. Do note he doesn't actually let fatally poisonous things like Death Adders and Sydney Funnel Webs bite him, but he still has a tendency to play with such things
Two things you should never underestimate in an animal: speed and flexibility. Strength too but I've seen people make the mistake with say a snapping turtle who do realize the finger clipping strength of their jaws but fail to take into account how long and flexible their heads are and how fast they are. Spiders are one such thing. They may appear slow, but oh man are many of them not when agitated. Two of the angriest and fastest spiders are also the two most deadly ones.
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On topic laterally
It's about 'nam vets who went to hide inna wides and live completely secluded lives away from everybody in a Kaczynski style existence.
No. 16449

Makes one wonder what might have become of them. As in how many suicided, how many found back into civilized life, how many of these families did make it through the years etc.
No. 16451
Well I did know one of the guys who was busy napalming villages back then. He ended up dating his therapist and is kind of a selfish dick who's not all there in the head but is otherwise passably normal.
No. 16458
>he still has a tendency to play with such things
After seeing him freehold a black widow I thought he was crazy enough to try the same with that wandering spider. It's good to see he has his limits.
>snapping turtle
One thing I learned helping turtles across roads is how bitey most of them get when you pick them up. That said, the only true snapping turtle I ever picked up was really small-probably the size of a walnut. As I held it between two fingers it kept reaching its tiny head back snapping the whole time. It was funny because it was so small, but I wouldn't want to try picking up a larger one.
No. 16743
The ole hobo culture
America definitely did mostly die in the mid 20th century. I think it was the combination of cold war, military industrial complex, and pure untrestrained fascist capitalism. You will notice how every single time it's hurrr this is private property I'm calling the cops. Often for not even doing anything. The Bush 9/11 era killed that last shred of soul we had left. I hate this country so fucking much, and the reason why I fucking despise it with a passion is we are now in some godless anti-America. I don't think I have even known what a truly free country feels like at this point. Imo america is truly dead and seeing the lack of travelers is just one more thing. In a free country a man can roam the land without getting stopped by cops every five minutes.
No. 16755

Step Across The Border. A experimental documentary from 1990 by the film maker duo Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel about music composer Fred Firth, based in New York but it also feautures other musicians from other places.
I like how this documentary blends the musicians of the no-wave scene of the 1980's New York with the city itself. But what i like about it the most is that it really makes me just want to do things, try different things.

So much negativity...but to be honest, i think if i was you, i would leave to another country, because it's cleary affecting your sanity.
No. 16756
Thank you for this. I like Fred Firth and his contributions to Henry Cow and Skeleton Crew.

The title of documentary made me think of this song:
No. 16834
BBC Natural World doc about wood ants from the Alps, showing the many strategies that they developed to survive in such a cold environment. Attenborough is the narrator.

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Short-ish stylized documentary about the Danish translator of Haruki Murakami. I'm not a fan of Murakami but this was quite well done, with some nice shots in Tokyo and several surreal scenes with a CG frog, but they overdid it with the overly moving music at times.
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Surfwise 2007

Family lives in an RV travels across North and South America to surf. Has better life than normies living at home
No. 18141
Is that really a documentary or a movie?
No. 18475
Lame doc about masqat/muscat, it feels like government propaganda and it probably is, but since docs about that part of the world are so rare I feel like it's worth sharing anyway, at least for the images. The dude who makes halwa (a local sweet) seems to be interesting.
No. 18477
This doc is also interesting, I think I shared it on old EC. Description:
>The Duong valley road is the only means of access between China, Burma and Tibet. A road that is paved over the first thirty kilometres, but which quickly turns into an extremely perilous track. It’s considered the most dangerous road in China. Landslides, difficult passages where it’s impossible for vehicles to pass, mud, tunnels that are too narrow, there’s no respite for drivers. The road demands the highest concentration. The cliffs are vertiginous. The least turn of the wheel can be fatal. And when the threat isn’t coming from below, it may come from the rock walls. On this track, you cannot commit any errors. We take the road aboard an overloaded collective taxi. At the wheel is Tcheng. He’s been driving this road once a week for six years. In the taxi, we find Fong who has to get back to his remote village in the mountains. Together, they will take more than seven hours to cover less than a hundred kilometres. Troubles begin right from the start of the journey. The tunnel is too narrow. The passengers have to get out of the vehicle to widen the walls at the risk of bringing it all down. During this adventure we meet woodcutters, children who sell coal, Tibetan monks and Chinese adventurers seeking their fortunes… This road may be the one that leads to El Dorado, the El Dorado of the lead and tin mines.

The doc is from 2009, the most interesting part to me is when they interview a very old chinese woman who tells them of old times when tibetan lords used to raid their villages and enslave their women. Times have changed.
No. 18499
>The doc is from 2009, the most interesting part to me is when they interview a very old chinese woman who tells them of old times when tibetan lords used to raid their villages and enslave their women.
That part is suspect. I've heard lots of rumors about Tibet being a barbaric medieval society lorded over by the Lamas but then again, it is China. It wouldn't surprise me if they claimed grorious PRC saved Tibetans from an eternity of child cannibal rape.
No. 18507
The Tibetan nomads do have some history of bride kidnapping, but I wouldn't call them the main force in Tibet in living memory. I'd say that such occurrences happened, but I don't know how often, leaning more towards the uncommon end of the spectrum. Regular enough to become common knowledge but not so common that . Tibet is not really my strong point though, so it's mostly just effective countermeasures were devised. Take that with a grain of salt though, it's just educated speculation based on what I know of Turkic nomadic society, and nomads are very different based on local terrain and specialties, and Tibetans ran Yaks rather than sheep, horses, camels etc.
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>Tibetans ran Yaks rather than sheep, horses, camels etc.

I just had the mental image of a horde of nomads attacking on Yaks. Then I discovered that Yak cavalry is a real thing.
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I came across it because some videos in which Andy Warhole eats a Burger King burger were in my timeline. Apparently BK used the scene for their Superbowl ad.

The video fired up my old love for heydey USA, the postwar decades. But I'm not even sure if the USA had the best years under Reagan. It's bursting with scenes that make me love the country by creating the image of a multiplicity also melancholic, all those tiny lifes passing by each other. Those motels, highways, country music, fast food joints next to the street, drinks...film grain. Inbetween the various migrants, fancy looking 80s people and middle class America in a fly over state.
No. 18844
This here is a very good debate about brexit. The title is bad though (What does the world think of Brexit Britain?), because they only have one american and one british (?) invitees talking. But the invitees are very good, specially the Hans Kundnani guy. They notice that eurosceptic movements across Europe faded in these past years and credit it to Brexit and the nightmare that it is causing on UK, but also say that this shows that such retreat of euroscepticism in continental Europe is more due to fear of economic chaos than true pro-EU feelings. This to me makes sense because it's clear that brexiters and anti-brexiters are not speaking the same language, brexiters don't seem to care about economy that much, they're ok with a no-deal scenario, for them brexit is about representation, sovereignty and democracy, while anti-brexiters tend to point out the catastrophic economic side of brexit.

No. 18871
What you just described is almost everything I hate about both America and modern art with none of the things I like about America, and Andy Warhol is someone I detest for helping thoroughly gut whatever was left for American art. That one piece of shit was greatly responsible for turning out from a thing of talent and inspiration to a cause celebre, and to finally attempting to blur and impose the full vernichtung of corporatism by turning commercials and marketing and brand awareness itself into something that would replace art, to turn it from an appreciation of one's talent into the most vapid celebrity worship where nothing is relevant but who you know to the point of selling an "artist's" canned shit for millions of dollars while disregarding the mere concept of talent, and finally turning art into nothing but a financial instrument merely for the storage and transfer of capital and to serve no purpose beyond being that instrument of finance. Holy FUCK I fucking hate Andy Warhol so goddamn much. I hate him way more than Marcel DuChamp. Andy Warhol is the one person who proves Hitler was right about something and may he burn in hell for it.

>But I'm not even sure if the USA had the best years under Reagan.
It absolutely didn't and for that matter the only reason people associate him with "defeating Communism" is because they're dumb bydlo. I don't even mean it collapsing under it's own weight and incompetence of surviving politburo etc I mean everything good to say about Reagan was more because of George H.W. Bush. Otherwise everything about that decade was trash except horror films and scifi. It was also the beginning of the end for small town and middle America. The 80s was when all the blue collar unions got busted, when the massive transfer of wealth to oligarchs happened, and when US manufacturing was really getting exported to the third world. The 1980s is pretty much the decade that killed forever the ability of a kid to come out of high school and get a job that would help him buy his first house. Reagan and the 80s are responsible for that.

Of course I also passionately despise most 80s aesthetics on the whole. The fashion, the hair, absolutely everything was such unbelievably tasteless garbage. It is like a decade ruled by the most tasteless fucking assholes imaginable, like if the dumbest and most bydlo member of the Italian mob set the tone, in fact I hated the 10s for similar reasons to why I fucking HATE 80s culture, aesthetics, and values. It is not just a soulless and godless time with no sense of virtue or integrity, but then has the audacity to shit all over aesthetics too. Like if I must suffer pure evil at least make it look cool. The 80s is exactly what the 9th circle of Hell looks like, a place utterly devoid of God's Light and Heavenly sense of proportion and taste.

>Those motels, highways, country music, fast food joints next to the street, drinks
Strip malls. What you're trying to say is strip malls, and they're the ugliest goddamn thing my country ever created. Think of the absolute worst LA shithole. Think of motels filled with pedophiles and crackwhores, of tangled Brazilian powerlines strutting across double lines of anti-pedestrian and anti-God traffic jams, of a level of thoughtlessness bordering on outright contempt of any sense of beauty, decency, or good taste in countless clashing shapes and colors and ugly fucktastically awful fonts across electric store and corporate signs, of every terrible thing Pandora unleashed upon mankind with the further injurious insult to man and God of endless identical rows of the same shit in entirely grid based cities. THAT is 1980s and the aesthetic and fucking Andy Warhol.

Let me tell you about my country what you just described is basically a world where your every day life is being the Postal Dude combined with this movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eREiQhBDIk which accurately depicts that feel, deep down inside the heart of every American, to go on a shooting spree. To fully understand the plastic fake smile soul of the shitty aspects of americanism look to the 1980s. I would go so far as to say the origin of our shooting sprees are there. Every plastic blatant abuse of the senses, was from there. And not even Bladerunner because that cyberpunk was based on a combination of 1980s Japan mixed with a cinematographers eye for the aesthetic mixed with 1930s-40s film noir. That is nothing like what we have gotten, and the angels of heaven weep as America has abandoned God and God has abandoned our suburban LA strip malls, and I fucking hate Andy Warhol.

Thank you for listening I'm going to smoke my pipe tobacco now
No. 18872
Let me tell you about my country. Real America is living off the land and going out to the frontier. Real America is taking pride in your work, and reaping the rewards of your inventions. Real America is hitchhiking or road trips across the country or hopping trains and seeing the natural beauty of this great land. Real America is honest pay for honest work. Real America is local charm, family recipes, passed down heirlooms and humble polite kindles and genuine friendliness not fake smiles. Real America is genuine innovation not soulless pursuit of next quarter's profits even if it means selling out your own countrymen for an extra dollar. All these things died in the 1980s.
No. 18874
These are pretty much abstract things that every patriot can tell about his country.

I'm influenced by books from Richard Yates, Jane Anne Philips, Mary Gateskill, Hubert Selby and John Updike. They write about these postwar periods and the falling down of Amercia, all the dreams that don't come true really. I like how America clashes so crass with it's ideals and national narrative, that is what makes this country so interesting, its contradictions. It's why I would travel to America, because its just really a different mentality over there, a unique multiplicity. The birthplace of contemporary consumption mentality. Strip malls tell of this, even when it's long gone, even more interesting than what happened. You are right about Reagan and its neoliberal politics but I wondered if it was only later felt by the people, late 80s, early 90s. What America is for me, is a total paradox. And I like ugly aesthetics, they are not kitsch, hyperkitsch would be good again, like Jeff Koons. I think you don't notice that modern art is not necessarily about techne but concept and other things, you cannot really sum them all up under a term that would be precise in description at the same time. Modern art is made to disturb and irriate and not for some easy-peasy enjoyment that speaks your inner kitsch romanticist. Why? because this idea has proven to have it's dark side, from heaven to hell. At least in Germany that's true, Heimatkitsch. Most people are indifferent these days. The cultural industry fills the gap. Jeff Koons kitsch is hyperkitsch, it becomes uncanny again.

I know Falling Down but I see the USA differently. It's more an aesthetic I'm admiring not the actual political situation. This American aesthetic tells of things that are interesting as phenomenon one can experience or think about.
Even Europe has enough downs to go on a killing spree or hate the usual cultural and communicative bullshit that comes with capitalism.
No. 18875
Heimatkitsch doesn't look so horrendous. By modern art I am fine with the disturbing, or the works of someone like say Giger. I mean the sort of corporate kitsch aesthetic. I am not demanding romanticism or Soviet realism or any such thing, like even cubism can be interesting and I don't mind Jackson Pollock, but the problem is a lot of these things and it works for poetry and such too is the complete lack of any kind of structure or technique at all is used by the worst sports of talentless hacks to cloak their utter lack of talent as "post ironic" or such stupid shit. I would count Ginsburg as the poetry equivalent. It is not the abandonment of such things for sake of better expression or insight, but rather that rule "you can break the rules when you know and have mastered them" sort of thing where these people do it because they literally cannot rhyme or paint or do anything creative and are largely in it for the pretensions and lifestyle. I single out Warhol as being the worst example of this, and high fashion functions similarly. It has become just another vehicle and tool of talentless scum, the exact same sort of scum who would think to find some artist or writer who died in poverty, take their works, copywrite it, and viciously persecute anyone who used those works. They are the art world equivalent of ebaumsworld. They are the Eric Baumann of aesthetics and I hate such people with a passion. You can make art that is designed to irritate, to provoke, and to disturb, but you still have to be good at it, and it has to be your own. It is like someone taking a photo of someone else's photo, then using their New York connections to make fucktons of money off it with no credit to the original photographer. This is, in essence, the thievery and uselessness that was Warhol.

The glorification of brand names and corporatism is ultimately besides the point, although this is also something I take issue with in the destruction of art. I find it all the more irritating that the US really used to have it's own artistic and literary traditions, not this empty corporate garbage and formulaic tripe at best. American pop music and then hiphop suffered the same thing. The bigger issue is that it becomes totally divorced from merit and so again, it just becomes another iteration of like selling a piece of toast Justin Bieber bit into. That is exactly what this "art" has been turned into, and deliberately so as to achieve certain objectives:
•to turn "art" into a crass commodity
•to strip art of its inherent meaning and basically render it into something closer to fiat currency for millionaires and billionaires, or at the very least rendering it down into a piece of equity, a function which could be taken by a wooden doorstop which is exactly why they try to destroy the idea of what is art and say "anything is art" and fill art schools with this complete nonsense, because the objective is not art but a financial instrument
•to make art thus easily controllable by that certain clique who don't want anything actually thought provoking, or worse, uncontrollably politically provocative to ever be produced by anybody, or
°at very minimum to ensure that no such person of talent is ever able to create, become widely known, and thus acclaimed for their own merits as opposed to who they know or which gatekeeper they appeased
•to thus make art also entirely predictable, because it is not only meant to not be provocative politically but more importantly to secure it from wild price fluctuations as a form of equity or financial instrument
•to institute such gatekeepers in the literary, musical, film, art and other creative fields to attain those ends

This is something designed specifically to prevent things like Guernica, not to create them. It is deliberately designed to for instance thoroughly prevent the negative depiction of US imperialism anywhere, which is something they failed to do during the Vietnam war. Instead of anti-war songs we get Eminem singing "I'm a soulja" and shit like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewRjZoRtu0Y to listen to on the radio at your bydlo job. It ensures that for instance all the original edginess of vidya has been bled out to the point where something like XCOM2 is super edgy, and meanwhile you will never find anything truly critical of say Middle Eastern policy or playing some Iraqi shooting at US soldiers to defend his country or whatever. Even some of the most maximum edgy films of the 90s like Fight Club got this treatment (which is sad they took out the line "I want to have your abortion") because these things are ultimately owned and controlled by the same complex.

Art should provoke and at times disturb. That isnt the problem. The problem is the complete opposite is happening, where performers don't even sing their own songs but instead lip sync on tour, where everything is manufactured and predictable, and where everything is meant to be as lukewarm and inoffensive as possible. Again, Andy Warhol's infamous Campbell's soup is a great example of this. It is a whole movement of elevator music, of the kind of inoffensive crap they play in the supermarket, extended to the visual arts, with the sole exception of carefully calculated amounts of the sexually risque so as to generate hype and a marketing buzz to sell more units.

Like you will notice hiphop that used to be a super edgy socially provocative thing got gradually turned into some horse manure solely about gettin bitches, selling hoes, muh dik muh gun sell drugs etc. And even then it gets even more watered down and that is the slop shovelled to everybody.

Meanwhile you will notice despite being wildly popular this guy gets no marketing and isn't signed by anybody
No. 18876
Even tho Warhole is Popart, his art differs from the one of the cultural industry you are also mentioning in your post. Now art today has become an investment and it's connected to hype. Yet somehow these artists must have produced stuff in the first place before they can be discovered. I mean both are provocative and you are the best example :DDD. What is still possible today and what is art? The former is interesting because every aesthetic principle will worn out itself with time. Art is hungry for new theoretical insights since it's difficult to come up with new painting techniques or whatever the classical art forms can come up with. Guernica might be impressive but you cannot stay there, that simply does not work. Maybe that ready-made art works different, maybe it construct things, that are not obvious at first that. What does it mean? It's not thought as simple advertisement because Brillo gave Warhole tons of money for it.
No. 18877
Well okay I'll give credit that Hopsin is signed at least

>I mean both are provocative and you are the best example :D
Yeah I know I thought about that while ranting

And yeah "found objects" is one such particular style that I detest. Duchamp's Flyswatters I at least appreciated and that was partly because of his actual commentary, which was not just supposed to be some meta ironic decontextualization crap.

Nor am I saying should be in stasis. I mean look along with technology's development we have more possible outlets for creative expression than ever before. The problem is it doesn't need to be insightful, clever, interesting or even aesthetic in any way anymore and I partly lay the blame for this on modern Capitalism.

In fact I think part of why I like vidya so much is because it is just that sort of new medium to explore these things. Planescape Torment was a very good example of something I would quite frankly be tempted to call "high art" in the digital age. It doesn't need to all be total schlock. Layers of Fear wasn't that great a game but was interesting from the standpoint of like seeing an art student attempting to explore this new medium. Tides of Numenera, This War of Mine, even SOMA I would consider to be examples of great art, in much the same way the snobs of last century might sit around chatting about art films (which in America was often used as a synonym with "foreign films").

You see to me it simply feels like living in the spiritual and artistic equivalent of a nutrient wasteland. The place is filled to the brim with absolute garbage fast food and nothing of substance. It is the literary and artistic equivalent of considering American "cheese" product normal good food, then thinking US Kraft Parmesan is the "fancy stuff" in comparison but what it really is is mass produced garbage except with the added insult of modern artists acting like they are elite cheese masters who have perfected their craft. No, it is garbage made by people who don't know what they're doing.

>Warhol and Brillo
A classic example
>[The boxes] were very difficult to sell. He thought that everyone was going to buy them on sight, he really and truly did. We all had visions of people walking down Madison Avenue with these boxes under their arms, but we never saw them. -Stable Gallery art dealer Eleanor Ward in David Bourdon, Warhol, 1995
You'll also notice the motive. Well if art is supposedly only about intent, then why should I take this fool seriously when his actual intent wasn't even artistic but to get people to buy expensive reproductions of cardboard boxes? It is partly why I appreciated Pahlaniuk's cynicism and criticism of this sort of thing, a copy of a copy, a fascimile of a facsimile.

Because I am not German there is probably something central to this I am not understanding from inside looking in, but it reminds me of the red cups thing. I think our country simply beat the Soviets in perfecting mass propaganda for our shitty system instead of their shitty system, and partly by tying the abstract to concrete emotions, hopes and dreams to such an extent that something as kitsch and ordinary as one of those plastic red cups comes to symbolize for others freedom and youthful liberation, the height of good times and young idealism.

Needless to say, when I see a Dixie cup I chuckle internally and think to myself "thinspiration"
No. 19874
Who was Keith Bridge and why did he look so positively ecstatic about being dictator of post nucealr war Britain 33:10+
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>A video work documenting the daily pursuits of metal musician, YouTube personality, and Wendy's employee, Josh Saunders, in his hometown of Casper, Wyoming.

Weirdly private look at the American version of Drachenlord. Really strange to see a guy like this in a high quality shot and edited video since these outsider types' videos on youtube usually have atrocious quality.
No. 19924
Also a pretty good documentary on Cold War and WWIII and contains a bunch of funny moments to EC tiers
No. 19925
I found this oddly comfy but also kind of depressing.
No. 19938
I remember seeing that one.
Would a modern military conflict between two major powers be truly this destructive and fast?
20% of all aircraft shot down within 36 hours after the beginning of the conflict
15000 dead on day one on just the Warsaw Pact side?
(And only a 1000 NATO casualties)
No. 19946
>Would a modern military conflict between two major powers be truly this destructive and fast?
It depends on the major powers and theatre of operations, and also chiefly on whether or not tactical nuclear weapons were deployed, but the way the US steam rolled Iraq (granted it's a third world country) should give some idea.

But if we are talking about US vs Russia especially if it happens in the Cold War as opposed to now
>20% of all aircraft shot down within 36 hours after the beginning of the conflict
Possibly to probably. Just sinking a few of our carriers would make a dent in it. Tactical nukes would knock out enough airbases that if we escalated there you're talking about probably the destruction of most of our remaining air force that wasn't scrambled within >2 hours. Without nukes? Hard to say.
>15000 dead on day one on just the Warsaw Pact side?
What are you kidding me? There could be 15k dead Russians within just the first couple hours due to conventional weapons. I will bring your attention to this episode:
When the US artillery and air strikes were unleashed on SAA and Russian ground forces there were hundreds of casualties in minutes in just one location over one pissy bridge in basically a third world theatre. In a ground invasion somewhere in central/Eastern Europe tends of thousands of troops would easily be killed in the first day with conventional weapons certainly.
I guess it also really depends on the intensity of the conflict. Estimates are that poor Eesti and Latvia would fall in a weekend if the Russians were really determined to invade right now, hence also why the entire Finnish national defense strategy is basically "mine the shit out of the forests and melt away for guerilla warfare whichever survivors are left over." Of course in all likelihood they would just engage in lower level intensity proofsterism like they did in Ukraine with these casualties which are surprisingly low
Of course it really depends. I think Syria has showed us that US/NATO forces remain quite operational and are more than capable of wiping out hundreds of Russians in moments over some stupid Great Game pissing contest, so I think if either side were really threatened the casualties could easily climb into the hundreds of thousands within the opening days and only wouldn't because both sides are too paranoid about an escalation leading to DEFCON 1 conditions and nuclear bombardment.

I mean, modern weapons are pretty fucking deadly even without nukes and likely would involve primarily a battle over achieving air supremacy so I'd imagine both NATO and Russian Federation/USSR would fill the sky with bombers/fighters and lots of missiles and lead which in a more evenly matched scenario yeah I could see 20% destruction of the air forces of both sides happening quickly as they race to set up a no fly zone so they can bomb the other side's ground forces. Of course, I am not a HATO general.
No. 19959

At the height of cold war a fully blown clash of east vs. west would definitely made people including soldiers die in the thousands per hour. In terms of firepower, destruction and casualitites one has to think of multiple Battle of Stalingad (over 1 milllion Russian soldiers died there in 5 months) happen at the same time.

Also I think the Russians would have penetrated deeper into Germany than it is shown in the film, btw.
No. 19966
Apparently a weakened Russia is still thought to be capable of sweeping through the Baltics in 3 days, so a Blitzkrieg of theirs during the height of the Cold War I guess it depends on how much resistance they met. I'm actually unfamiliar with a lot of Russian plans from then. Would the Soviets have simply occupied West Germany? Or would they have tried sweeping through France?

Granted this is a DC I think Republican think tank (which makes it about as reliable as asking Putin for accurate information about Russia and the US) but
for some reason NI which is made by CFTNI keeps coming up (its basic premise seems to be "Reagan was the messiah and Russia is evil and insane" however accurate the latter half may be at times) so also
The overall impression I often got was that American warplanners always anticipated a Russian blitzkrieg through Germany as the start of WWIII, but that it likely may have stopped at France's borders. What I did not know until just now is that apparently the US was planning on a full scale nuking of neutral countries regardless of their participation or not which included vaporizing China. Oh god, nevermind that blog is also completely retarded and not an objective source, but the funniest thing is seeing how they're trying to spin it as if US policy was not also fundamentally evil and insane.

This is pretty much what I thought was the deal https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/2268796/a-declassified-military-plan-reveals-how-the-usa-was-prepared-to-annihilate-the-ussr-with-terrifying-nuclear-force/ but apparently the US was preparing to be way more aggressive and thorough than I had realized and also the USSR was more defensive in posture than I had thought.

Although actually come to think of it, this is pretty much keeping in line with standard US military thinking: bomb the shit out of it from afar until not even dust is left.

What was the overall strategy(ies) of Russia throughout that time?
No. 19967 Kontra
Also the other striking detail about the Soviets is that, regardless of what one may (rightfully) say about them, they (perhaps ironically given the gulags) seemed to genuinely care about their citizenry whereas we did not. The contrast is pretty stark
I haven't even read the article yet but am pretty sure it'll just say what I already knew, which is mainly that the USSR at least seemed to have some kind of plan of hiding their people in the metros and in fallout shelters.

No such plan ever existed for us. The entirety of US planning had to do with keeping the elites particularly politicians, generals, and some businessmen, with zero concern for the rest of us. I think we were supposed to dig holes in our backyards or something. All US planning pretty much seemed to revolve around trying to keep the elites alive while implementing martial law throughout whatever parts of the country weren't on fire already. USSR by contrast actually appeared to have gave a shit about keeping their people from not being killed. Am I seeing this right?
No. 19975
If I remember the overall strategy was to nuke non-nuclear nato powers like Germany and also to nuke neutral powers like Austria (To seal off the Italian front), then the Warsaw pact troops would push trough West Germany until they hit the Rhein in about a week or so, and then they’d try taking out France in another large offensive without nukes, because they didn’t want to properly escalate the conflict by nuking a nuclear strike capable country.
No. 19977
That seems to be what the articles I just read are saying. That also sounds surprisingly naive as well as completely retarded. Apparently they also hoped to bomb the shit out of Britain with conventional arms. Why in fuck did they think this would work? That they could somehow pick and choose to nuke the ever loving bejesus out of Benelux, Austria, and Italy, and then switch to bombing the shit out of UK and invading France as if no one would think to tactical nuke the shit out of their butilka army? It's even more hilarious compared to the US strategy which seems to consist of "if they pull anything funny nuke the shit out of absolutely everybody, use every nuke you've got, nuke Russia and then nuke the Chinese too just for the hell of it." Why did they think they could even get away with that?
No. 19979
It’s naive to think that there can be a winner. Even if, let’s say they can push out NATO from Germany and would threaten top push NATO forces off the continent, it’d be reasonable to think that the US would escalate the war instead of facing defeat. Same goes for the USSR. If NATO were to push them out of Poland, but I’d wager even retreating to the Oder would be enough, the USSR would escalate the conflict instead of accepting defeat in a conventional war.
Nukes are basically thought of as a magical “I win” button.
No. 20167

Soviet-Russian strategy was classical gain territory (steal clay in chanspeak) to
achieve victory strategy. Nukes were seen as a tool that would enable them to achieve it.
Now the problem with that strategy was of course that the anticipated American response
in that case was to just end their system and possible human civilization in the Soviet
territories by nuking every single Soviet controlled industrial/urban center.
So their strategy would in the best case allowed them to achieve classical strategic victory
on the European front, while at the same time their own existence would have been ended in

Basically there simply was no sensible active military option for the Soviets, besides
maintaining the status quo by keeping Warsaw pact members in line when they tried to break free
(and that's what they did in CSSR and Hungary).
No. 20168
In therms of strategies, one of major things that Stalin wanted - start conflict before Nukes become that mass weapon and can't damage that much. This from where goes suspections about Stalin wanted to start war right before his death - note also his pre-death critique of fail of Iran campain that he places on shoulders of Beria and other high ranked people as he did it usually.

Main strategic ideas for soviet union in Nuklear time was to prevent SU territory from annihilation and same time somehow manage to did offence of US territory, at least Nuklear one. This why things like Submarines with Nuklear missles, Ecranoplanes, strategic bombers and Paratroopers was in main new tech soviets in 60s 70s was developed. This why also Caribian crisis was such a fail for SU - we failed to keep our positions nearby USA for nukler strike and other types of attacks so close to USA territory. Having on Cuba rocket and paratroopers bases resolving main issues with "offence on USA" problem.
No. 20170
Afaik Stalin also wanted to do a third (fourth?) purge. We are incredibly lucky that man died.
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There was no luck actually lol. He was old and lost his brave and power. I mean he keeped his last "team" too long. When he started to publically critique Beria and other people in high ranks, he immideatly "gone sick and died at dacha". Pure classic, you know.
Yeah, as I know he prepeared something. There was lready trains prepeared for new mass departue - if I not mistaken, Jews primaly, into "Jewish region" which by idea should've become another "GULag region".
At timeas of early 50s, Stalin had all power to actually won theoretical world war 3. With great cost, but there was time when this man cared about cost? His rle was not even and "Paradox game", he played fucking RTS game in real life.
No. 20172
>Pure classic
Yeah, I remember reading somewhere that they let him lie on the floor for ~3 days because “he might be sleeping and who are we to wake up the great leader and teacher :^)”
It’s incredible.
No. 20173
I also added "classic" because both Lenin and Chrushow ended their rule in "PROTECTED dacha" lol.
No. 20174
Not true but reanimation begun 24 hours after Stalin had collapsed. He also supposedly told his bodyguards to leave him alone and not disturb him cause he was going to sleep, something he has never done before. The bodyguard who allegedly received the order died a few months later.
No. 20175
Ironically he probably could have done so right before he died. I'll have to check but iirc our nuclear stockpile still wasn't that big by the time the Russiand got the bomb and could have theoretically survived the war if they just had good enough air defense because Americans still hadn't gotten ICBMs yet and we would've just been relying on some shitty B-29s to air drop them. Meanwhile they probably could've overrun Europe for the most part and this was also long before Britain and France became nuclear powers which would've in effect fulfilled roughly Hitler's plans for European territory and political gains.

However, I also don't know the full extent of Russian capacity to fight a war immediately following WWII. I'd imagine Russia was simply too fucked up and exhausted from the war in the East against the Nazis to really do much of anything, and by the time Stalin died and USSR was more built up again to be capable of launching an actual war we had so many nukes that it would've been suicide.
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Yeah okay so basically roughly 1953-54 was Russia's absolute last chance to do it, and fortunately this small window where I think Russia could've won was right at Stalin's failing health and death and the subsequent turmoil in the USSR. 1950 they probably still were a bit too fucked up from the war to do anything, and from 1950-1955 is when our stockpile went from a "manageable" threat to being an existential one. Frankly they probably could've won with just using conventional weapons and not waiting for their nukes to spawn, but it would still come at a cost of the US/West being able to get at least several nukes through Russian airspace which I sincerely doubt they were in the mood for right after winning the second world war.

I don't know all the other mitigating factors but at least on paper it looks like Russia could at least have claimed a pyrrhic victory here. Again, there are no ICBMs or sub nukes so it pretty much just goes down to the air campaign and European theater of operations, which in Europe the USSR would've had the advantage. I can now see why their military doctrines evolved the way they did, it's just that it seems the military planners on both sides particularly the USSR simply never bothered to update their warplans since the 1950s since this approach fundamentally could not work by the 1960s.
No. 20258
Russia had lost 27 million people in the war. It's one thing to tell your people that their home is being invaded and failing to stand their ground means complete eradication of all their culture. But convincing someone to break the young peace and invade another land even before the issues of starvation at home are solved... difficult.
No. 20263
Not that much. Country at this point was fully-brainwashed to death. Some armies immideatly after berlin was moved in war with japan that nobody wanted, but they still obey.
Professionalism, equipment and all this kind of stuff of red army in 1945 was at maximum, same as all economy already worked on maximum military output.
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Speaking of the USSR, I just read the Wikipedia page on Gorbachev and he is still alive.
No. 20271
Yes, But his infamous wife dead long long time ago. Yeltsi died in 2007
I thought everybody know that, since Gorbacheff is meme by itself.
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I'd consider Yeltsin to be a bigger meme.
At least for me Gorbachev is just that man with a funny spot on his head.
No. 20274
Well they coast each other:

Hovever well, Yeltsin far, far more asshole of cource.
No. 20284
Gorbachev is an evil man. He destroyed the entire country. How can you say he is not evil? Are you pro-western?
No. 20296
You've been swallowing too much propaganda. Gorbachev was one of the few politicians of our time who actually meant well and wasn't completely corrupt. Compared to anyone we had in the last 40 years Gorbachev was a nice human being.
No. 20300
Yeah but sadly being a nice human being doesn't always translate well into politics. What actually matters the most in politics is what you do for your people, because that's quite literally your actual job. Anything else is ultimately tangential, and while he did mean well perhaps, and did try to push through some reforms and liberalization, the Russian 90s were the result although to be fair that wasn't really his fault but just the completely haphazard ass headed way it was handledwhich was also the fault of what he said to do wasn't Gorbachev who said Russia must immediately reform rather than having a smooth transition?

I think that ultimately one of the worst fucking ideas they had was to quickly open up the whole Soviet economy to not just private ownership but also so much worse opening up the market to foreign speculation. That was the stupidest thing they could have done, and robbed and raped the corpse of the USSR as a direct result. What they should have had were some very moderate reforms, possibly even elements of a mixed economy, alongside social liberalization. I also think they were incredibly stupid and naive to trust the intentions of the Anglo-West axis of power, although at the time I could understand making the mistake since particularly the British simply dissolved their entire empire with the exception of keeping the stolen Malvinas as well as keeping an English base on Ireland.

Not that any of this mattered because from what I can gather the chief ultimate problem of the late USSR was actually just the total lack of new blood to replace them. No form of government or system can last without taking human mortality into account, and thus while having good, strong leadership can be great for a time it also requires planning for the transition of power. I don't think the members of the Politburo were ever letting go of that power into they were cold and dead in the grave and combined with the sheer paranoia and constant purges I think they ultimately shot themselves in the foot over the long term by keeping out anyone else who was competent and could replace them.
No. 20303
Achtung, going to nit-pick: I was responding to

>Gorbachev is an evil man

I can see why it looks like I defended his politics, but my point was directed to him as a political person. I will not disagree with you on how the economic opening was handled, partially because I agree and partially because I don't know enough about russia to be comfortable with hosting an opinion here.
No. 20320 Kontra

>He destroyed the entire country.

kek, feels like being on kohl again...
No. 20402
Restoring thread order 8
No. 20415
Bloomberg is releasing a series of short videos detailing financial scams that happened recently, I think every week they'll release one. This one here is about how Nigel Farage manipulated Brexit polling data in order to make some money

And this one here is about confession of judgement, a practice sill legal in NY state where loaners can basically legally take everything from you because you've forfeited your right to be protected by the Justice system, you basically cannot appeal in court.

These are only 10 minutes long but this is the best thread for them.
No. 20426
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>And this one here is about confession of judgement, a practice sill legal in NY state where loaners can basically legally take everything from you because you've forfeited your right to be protected by the Justice system, you basically cannot appeal in court.
Yeah, in some states the Sheriffs can also personally profit off of imprisoning people
>An Alabama sheriff imprisoned after admitting he legally pocketed about $210,000 from his jail kitchen while providing skimpy meals to inmates agreed to give up future profits from the operation, a judge said Friday.

>An order from U.S. District Judge U.W. Clemon shows that Morgan County Sheriff Greg Bartlett has promised to use all government funding he receives for food to actually feed prisoners in the county lockup, which holds about 300 men and women.

>That’s a change from the past, when Bartlett — like other Alabama sheriffs — kept any profits generated by the kitchen under a state law dating to the 1920s.
This one dude made $1.5 MILLION fucking dollaroos off what's literally embezzlement that idk fuck how is legal, but apparently it is. This is not even touching on the fact we have something called "the prison industry" here which all by itself is the perfect example of why AnCaps are fucking retarded. In case it's not evident by fuck/per sentence, I'm pretty mad about all this. You don't even know the half of it. There's a reason why rates for everything from owning homes to cars to getting married have been falling while suicide and heroin is increasing. People don't own anything in this country anymore except the oligarchs. We don't even own our own furniture

Imagine a world where you don't even own your own ceramic coffee table, and you have to pay an insurance deposit fee in case you damage company property. And the sickest thing? They now turn this shit into reality shows at least in Airstrip One https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_d-qlgfam4 I have no idea how Brits haven't revolted over things like this. From all I can tell they also have the audacity to privately profit off filming people having their shit taken for being unable to keep up with payments and giving nothing to them.
No. 20429
>Revolt in Britain
That's just no a British thing to do imho.
I can't even name a single time when there was a revolt in Britain, except for the English Civil War, which was a conflict between the elites over how the country should be reigned, and not a "popular revolt".
No. 20436
What I find interesting is that this is fucking NY, not Alabama. We learn that one of the main things that made the norf richer than the souf was the financial industry that emerged in NY. Makes me wonder what other kinds of exotic financial laws exist or existed in that state in the past.

Marxists say it so: conflicts among the elites are called revolutions, conflicts coming from the poor are called revolts, riots, civil wars, and so on.
No. 20473

>confession of judgement

Fault of the borrowers to sign such a contract.
No. 20480
I think you just have a way different perspective on NY which to be fair is not just because you're a foreigner. Even people from California seem to think these things. Basically, pretty much all of New York state is Alabama, with the exception of the city-state of NYC and its administrative center of Albany which rules it. The city state itself is a complete shithole in a large variety of ways and is only really good if you're some kind of thoroughly crooked rich person, and all the oligarchs of NYC are crooked as all hell. It is actually run in a similar manner to modern Russia where it is difficult to discern where organized crime, legitimate business, and functions of the state begins or ends.

This is one of the main reasons I warned you all not to trust Trump, especially because you also can't get anywhere in that society without kissing the asses of Zionists way more than is usual anywhere else in the country with the sole exception of LA.

The rest of the state proper is basically like some fucked version of Russia mixed with Alabama. Except for a few minor shitty east coast/Chicago/Detroit cities of like 100,000 people such as Rochester and Buffalo the entire state consists of forests and farmland. Everything else is falling apart because NYC doesn't give a shit about anything north of them except Albany and Albany only gives a shit about NYC. You will notice this divide most on maps of voting by county where basically everything except NewYorkCity-AlbanyAdministrativeCenter is a red state.

The exception is that while red states are almost universally shitty except gun rights, NY is like a shitty red state that has the worst gun rights in the entire country. I am serious not even California is anywhere near as bad as NY is on guns and a bunch of other things. It is an Alabama with winter that is ruled by Italiand and Jews.
No. 20499
good stuff ITT, bump.
No. 20509
We may one day be able to decode the language like communications of rats
No. 20519

The title says it all. RT has some really good docs, both on the themes that they pick and the style of doc. It's not very brainy, they don't try to explain the issue, just follow the people who deal with it. Loneliness in senility scares me.
No. 20522
the channel is cool, but they could back up a bit with sensationalism. unlike what the title claims that algorithm can't actually decode rat squeaks. from what i understood, it automates pitching down and categorizing a given number of signals, while the actual data analysis is done by the two young scientists (humans) themselves.
No. 20636

Basically, the japanese sleep very little and that's due to some ancient Buddhist belief. They learn it from young age and tend to make up for the little sleep usually during the weekends, when they sleep a lot. This supposedly bad sleeping habit doesn't seem to affect their health though.
No. 20756

From recordings of British Prisoners in German camps, this BBC documentary show the Edwardians spoke,
No. 20806

Doc about how NK regime uses its population to make money abroad and then finance their regime. Married people are sent to work abroad while their families stay in the country, they want to send money to the family but the regime takes part of it.
No. 20929
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No. 20932
had this in my recommendations:

it's about an afghan bruce lee doppelgänger and his life in afghanistan. he really looks like bruce lee, it's almost unreal. i reckon that he will most likely not become better in martial arts than bruce lee himself who was an exceptional talent and innovator and therefore remains an untouchable legend, however the guy seems dedicated enough and i wish him all the best, maybe he can leave that war ridden islamist country he lives once in order to get a job in the movie business elsewhere. i'd like him getting hired in hongkong/china or hollywood for a sequel or prequel of enter the dragon.
No. 21087
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Some short vice/vbs doc i just remembered watching a few years ago.
It's about a guy called Art Hammer and the cuckold community. I guess most people already know it, but if not it's worth a watch, it's entertaining but at the same time it makes me feel weird and uncomfortable.

No. 21150
Slavic Jesus sucks at cold reading
No. 21164
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I have seen this before. While this guy is obviously a regular human and his mental health may be in the range of perfectly normal guy who flukes a bit to make people feel better to delusional guru I think he gives some solid advice. If he wanted material gain from his spiel he would have cashed out already I think. Unless he has some underground garage with luxury cars or blesses the little boys and girls of the community, you never know.
>Do not try to be superior among the people around you. That intention leads to death.
No. 21165 Kontra
Also, here is a more critical take on the story by RT.
No. 21167 Kontra
It isn't even a bad post just...sheesh. It was a shitty cancerous meme on KC and it's even more cancerous to be associated with k*hl
No. 21182 Kontra
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The only 'sheesh' here is how new you must be for someone talking so authoritatively about what is appropriate here. Apu has been a staple on EC/int/ since before we even had Americans.
No. 21215 Kontra
It is now a staple of k*hl posting and a way to easily identify shitposters not from around here. You'll notice how many threads got deleted within the last day that were frogposting shitposts and towards the end if you checked the KC catalogue almost every post started with it so einfach ist das.
No. 21236
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This isn't the first time you've tried to ban Apu and from what I remember you were rightly told to fuck off the last time as well. Does this conversation really need to be repeated?
No. 21245
I agree with him in therms about very low effort "humor". Not that it should be banned, but clearly should not become massive and not used as "avatar"
No. 21256
What kind of top arsehole seeks to eradicate A:.A:. ?
No. 21258
No idea.
No. 21259 Kontra
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Newfags can't triforce

Have a large octopus
No. 21267 Kontra
Hate it too, will defend to the death the right to post it.
I just wish there was a really snappy insult you could lay down to dissuade it.
No. 21268
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So anyway, you guys watching the live black hole report?
No. 21269
Live news reports and all such things from NASA are litteraly cancer. I seen some report on """"habital"""" exoplanets and get absolute facepalm
No. 21274

It's an international effort, led by EU. But generally I agree on your assessment of these "Groundbreaking X to be revealed"-conferences which never hold to their promises. I don't know how this particular conference was advertised, but a picture of a black hole's immediate perimeter is pretty impressive. I'll be content to read up on it tomorrow in some technical publication.
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Last night I again watch a documentary on the Soviet-Afghan war. Last time I had watched it must have been over 10 years ago. First shown in April 1988 on a regional TV station, it's one of the most sombre war documentaries I have ever watched.
It includes interviews with conscripts, senior officers and families. It is all narrated in english and where Russian is spoken there are subtitles.
It was very interesting for me, especially the part about outposts where the conscripts were sent for 18 months at a time without leave, working in shifts, two hours on and four hours off around the clock. It must have been gruelling. The interviews with the veterans back home were interesting too, many of them seemed resigned and one seemed very bitter, after all they weren't coming home to much.
This is a documentary that shows how documentaries used to be made and how documentaries should go back to being made night, letting the subject speak and allowing his pauses and reflections.
Anyway, less chatter and here's the links, it's in three parts.

PART 1 - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgqxuh
PART 2 - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgqy97
PART 3 - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgqybc
No. 21822

About the sinking of Sewol ferry 5 years ago, which killed 300 people (mostly school age students) in South Korea. It's really shocking the repetitive incompetence of the authorities.
1- crew told students to stay quiet in their rooms instead of heading to the outer parts of the ship
2- korean coast guard refused help from USA and Japan ships which were in the area
3- Capitain was rescued when there were still some 300 people in the ship, and for some reason he informed the rescuers that there was nobody else in the ship (remember the students were hiding in the inner parts of the ship)
4- the whole rescue team just stood there looking at the ship sinking instead of investigating it (one student reports that he heard noises of helicopter outside and wondered why they weren't beginning the evacuation)
5- people in the rescue team were doing things just for show, they just wanted to appear good in front of the media (there's a radio recording where they comment among themselves that it was a shame that all students had already been rescued before the press arrived in the place)

There were many more mistakes and incompetences, I just can't remember them all now. I remember reading years ago that there were indications that students died of hypothermia, not drowning or asphyxiation, which would indicate that they survived for quite a while down there, but I think this is just Internet rumor. Still I'd like to know how much time they survived down there.
No. 21922
Where do I find good documentaries.
Any thing with drugs, war, history or trains :)
No. 21925
A short video produced by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology regarding birds of paradise in Indonesian Papua. Very nice footage:

No. 21947
No. 22450

Not really a doc, just a 13 minutes report on the impoverishment that the british countryside went through after the deindustrialization promoted by Thatcher and what they've been trying to do to revert back the situation. Kind of disappointing because they treat it as a british problem only, when actually services economy, deindustrialization and globalization, have been causing this problem of concentration of economic activities in a few global cities everywhere.
No. 22498
What are some good nature documentaries? The whole internet is starting to feel like shitty copies of Twitter or vierkanal shit or dumb pet videos and it's making me feel dumber being exposed to it. I think the idea of user generated content was nice in the early days of the internet when the average user was at least 10 points higher IQ than the rest and most people were undergrads or better. The same transformation that happened to FB seems true of the whole internet now, where it started as college students and then eventually all the worst dumb bydlo and their children were everywhere along with commercializing everything. Obviously user generated only works if the people in question are actual experts in a topic and not just dumb bydlo with their opinions.
No. 22499 Kontra
Wait this doesnt explain the main point I forgot to make which is why are previously good channels now also seemingly made for and by dumb bydlo? Like ancient aliens on History and dumb shit about ice truckers or whatever the fuck ruining Discover, NatGeo and so on.
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I'd be interested to hear your opinion on the policy of city-devolution so many advocate (the granting of powers to individual cities and areas of England).

The documentary agrees with the conventional thinking that radical city-devolution is the answer but I'm sceptical of the idea that local government inherently produces better policy. It seems much more a mixed bag that doesn't admit that rebuilding a cities economy is really fucking hard and can fail. To make matters worse I remember the documentary you posted awhile back of the American experience of cities racing to the bottom to attract jobs that do nothing to improve the life of the people who live there. London elected Boris and Livingstone is mayors.

I'm also paranoid that this talk will end up destroying England as a nation if we end up with Yorkshire nationalism and what-not. As I've said -paranoid- but it would be awfully convenient for those who want to move the UK towards a federal system if the problem of England's disproportionate size was broken. Just get a few referendums passed, even if we repeat the 50.3% Welsh devolution received, and centuries of English history can be done away with.
No. 22520
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428 kB, 17 pages
Didn't read anything about the devolution idea yet, but the problem seems to lie elsewhere. It's not about centralization of power, it's about modern globalized economy favoring concentration in a few global cities. I was reading this book that ernsts helped me pirate a few months ago (first file The New Geography of Jobs, didn't finish it), and the author is pretty pessimistic about the future. He says that in the past education dictated how much you would earn, but that we're heading to a future where education will dictate whether you can be employed at all. He shows that only a few american cities that have been investing heavily on education and attracting high education jobs are doing well, while the rest of the country suffers with increasing unemployment. He suggests some kind of welfare program to help people move to these few successful cities, which I think is a shitty idea.

When this whole globalization and services-economy thing begun, economists used Mexico and USA as examples to show that these new economic trends helped de-concentrate economic activity in the country. In the case of USA, a lot of industries moved south, which caused the disparity of GDP per capita between all states of the federation to decrease in these past decades (I remember seeing a chart in many places showing just this, but can't find it now). And in the case of Mexico, a country historically heavily centered around Mexico city, NAFTA brought a lot of industries to northern regions. But these are specific cases that can be explained away, what has been observed globally in these past decades is that concentration of economic activities and population is happening everywhere, specially concentration of high skill jobs. The most dramatic case being post-soviet Russia perhaps (second file).

I think mid sized cities such as Manchester are wealthy and big enough to finance education institutions so that they won't be left behind. It's the small former industrial cities that have nowhere to go. You might be interested in this paper

As for secessionism, I don't think it works in these cases. If it happened, in the end these regions would still be low-education low-skill-jobs regions in a globalized economy that prizes high education and high skill jobs. It wouldn't help in anything for them and maybe make things worse. Notice that even when these secessionist regions are rich in natural resources (such as Alberta in Canada these days, and Scotland when it still had a lot of oil), they threaten secesionism but it never happens.

But UK is a particular case because London is way down south, so the big-city imbalance is also a big geographic imbalance.
No. 22746
Hey genetics ernst wherever you are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fow6waAKEk0 how would you say our chances are for either saving nearly extinct species or resurrecting already extinct ones with cloning and gene tech?
No. 23939

Americans generally like to hear good news. They like to believe that a new president will right old wrongs, that clean energy will replace dirty oil and that fresh thinking will set the economy straight. American pundits tend to restrain their pessimism and hope for the best. But is anyone prepared for the worst?

Meet Michael Ruppert, a different kind of American. A former Lost Angeles police officer turned independent reporter, he predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter. From the Wilderness, at a time when most Wall Street and Washington analysts were still in denial. Director Chris Smith has shown an affinity for outsiders in films like American Movie and The Yes Men. In Collapse, he departs stylistically from his past documentaries by interviewing Ruppert in a format that recalls the work of Errol Morris and Spalding Gray.

Sitting in a room that looks like a bunker, Ruppert recounts his career as a radical thinker and spells out the crises he sees ahead. He draws upon the same news reports and data available to any Internet user, but he applies a unique interpretation. He is especially passionate about the issue of "peak oil," the concern raised by scientists since the seventies that the world will eventually run out of fossil fuel. While other experts debate this issue in measured tones, Rupperts doesn't hold back at sounding an alarm, portraying an apocalyptic future. Listening to his rapid flow of opinions, the viewer is likely to question some of the rhetoric as paranoid or deluded, and to sway back and forth on what to make of the extremism. Smith lets viewers form their own judgments.

Collapse also serve as a portrait of a loner. Over the years, Ruppert has stood up for what he believes in despite fierce opposition. He candidly describes the sacrifices and motivators in his life. While other observers analyze details of the economic crisis, Ruppert views it as symptomatic of nothing less than the collapse of industrial civilization itself.
No. 23948 Kontra
>Playing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olda6UNMRD4
>[ytdl_hook] ERROR: This video contains content from Tiberius Film, who >has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
>[ytdl_hook] youtube-dl failed: unexpected error ocurred

Ugh. I thought we were past this.
No. 23958
embed should wörk, as does the inbuilt vpn from opera
no clue about yt-dl though
No. 23963
It's okay, I piped yt-dl through an SSH tunnel that I had at hand. Otherwise, privoxy+tor work as well, albeit slower.
No. 23980
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>peak oil scaremongering
No. 24042
This graphic shows that oil will last forever.
Nothing to worry about.
No. 24110
No. 24133
Oil is regenerated through geological processes. Those processes generate oil always at the rate at which it is used up.
No. 24139
> Oil is regenerated through geological processes.
I am not aware that the biogenic theory has been discredited yet

>hose processes generate oil always at the rate at which it is used up.
Now that sounds like complete horseshit. Why the fuck would you expect it to be generated even abiogenically at a rate commensurate to our increasing consumption? If anything what you'd be talking about through non-biological petro genesis is it being produced at a constant rate in comparison to the increasing rate of consumption. Either way we're gonna run out of oil eventually as demand outstrips our capacity to supply it. Christ's sake this is so simple it could be an RTS mechanic to explain it to you. At some point we are simply not going to be able to produce enough to adequately supply demand at which point market rates are going to skyrocket alongside massive wars, which by the way are already happening throughout the Middle East--all of which is ignoring the fact we're literally killing the only planet we can currently live on in the process.
No. 24141 Kontra
That germanball is most likely a troll, please don't feed it.

Everyone who has taken at least one class in organic chemisty knows that releasing energy (aka burning) from oil happens orders of magnitue faster than binding it in a natural process (aka preassure)
No. 24185
Shocking stuff, american soldiers who were used in nuclear detonation tests are speaking out. I don't know if they're still forbiden but breaking the silence, or if they're finally allowed to talk about it.
No. 24191
Oh yeah I think I saw something about that. Actually I wonder if I saw this documentary, or if it was another one. Anyway, I can't really feel a lot of sympathy for these guys getting all teary eyed over it. Nobody died in those AFAIK until man years later from cancers. It's not like they are real combat vets.

This actually nowhere near the real extent of the awful shit the US did back then so I think it's kind of funny how much the USSR gets painted as villains by "team freedoms." Like for example those times the US injected average citizens with plutonium
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Let's not act as though the paint don't stick though. When Soviet nuclear testing was done at the Polygon, they didn't even bother moving the civilians off the range. Sure they didn't explicitly aim at them but they were essentially using multiple villages as tests for the effects of fallout. The fact that the wect did some messed up shit doesn't mean that Soviet messed up shit was all propaganda.
No. 24205
The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire
In short, it basically names the eternal Anglo. A cabal of Bri'ish elites are plundering third world countries on a gigantic scale through tax evasion schemes and offshore banking.
The documentary largely relies on the findings of the Panama Papers.

The Battle of Chosin Reservoir
During the winter of 1950 the Chinese People's Liberation Army enters the Korean war and forces the Americans into a catastrophic retreat from the northern part of Korea. This documentary shows the arduous withdrawal of the 1st Marine Division as they flee the Chinese 9th Army, trying to evacuate one of America's northernmost positions in the conflict, the Chosin Reservoir.
The documetary stands out because it largely uses real archive film- and photo material from the actual battle of Chosin Reservoir, and not just random stock footage like so many other works do.

Podcast: Supernova in the East - The roots of the Asia-Pacific War (1937-1945)
I have always wondered how and why the Japanese entered WW2, what domestic political circumstances lead to this. In school we just learned "Yea, you know, they had a military dictatorship and they were crazy raycis'. Period.". So this really peaked my interest.
Dan Carlin is kinda cooky and autistic, also he speaks a bit... "American" let's say, but he does an absolutely fantastic job at exploring the roots of the Japanese expansion, such as the Samurai ethos, the Meiji restoration, and so on.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Retrospective
So this is a true work of autism. Someone actually made a 5 hour long (!) analysis of The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and compared it to other entries in the series, and meticulously dissects all aspects of the game. Just thought I throw this in here because holy shit that's some real assburger´s right there.

Crossing Africa and the Sahara by Truck in 1959
Three British employees of the De Havilland aeronautics company buy an old RAF airfield service truck and drive from Britain to South-Africa and back. The whole trip did cost them only a couple hundred bucks.
No. 24234
HyperNormalisation is a 2016 BBC documentary by British filmmaker Adam Curtis. It argues that governments, financiers, and technological utopians have, since the 1970s, given up on the complex "real world" and built a simpler "fake world" run by corporations and kept stable by politicians.


The word hypernormalisation was coined by Alexei Yurchak, a professor of anthropology who was born in Leningrad and later went to teach in the United States. He introduced the word in his book Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation (2006), which describes paradoxes of life in the Soviet Union during the 1970s and 1980s. He says that everyone in the Soviet Union knew the system was failing, but no one could imagine an alternative to the status quo, and politicians and citizens alike were resigned to maintaining the pretense of a functioning society.Over time, this delusion became a self-fulfilling prophecy and the fakeness was accepted by everyone as real, an effect that Yurchak termed hypernormalisation.
No. 24237
Ah, I've seen this about a year ago and can recommend it. I wouldn't subscribe to all of the narrative but it is at the very least interesting and some parts (eg. the factual documentation of events in context) have significance to the understanding of world politics.

After watching it I felt the urge to do research on my own because of all the discrepancy between the story told by normative news agencies (eg. everyone and their dog) and what has been factually documented by investigative journalists. Again, I can recommend 'Hypernormalisation'.
No. 24246
Adam Curtis documentaries, although well-produced, often suffer from facile analysis IMO. They’re a bit like what would happen if Malcolm Gladwell were good at video editing and read too much Pynchon in grad school.
No. 24398
How is it possible to read too much Pynchon?
No. 24401
3,6 MB, 86 pages
>Adam Curtis


Tbh I didn't sit thru HN when it came out, but I remember Vice writing about it and some peeps on facebook sharing the news. Tho the idea of a reinforcing mentality is interesting. I would advice to read Mark Fishers Capitalist Realism
No. 24485
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D.O.A.: A Right of Passage is a 1981 rockumentary film directed by Lech Kowalski (his premiere film as a director) about the origin of punk rock. The rockumentary takes interview and concert footage of some of punk rock's earliest bands of the late seventies scene. Features live performances by the Sex Pistols, The Dead Boys, Generation X (with Billy Idol), The Rich Kids, the X-Ray Spex, and Sham 69, with additional music from The Clash, Iggy Pop, and Augustus Pablo

No. 24490
You had me raise my brows for a second with that link there.

Then again raised brows when:

>07/12 14:08:08 [WARN] aria2c had to connect to the other side using an unknown TLS protocol. The integrity and confidentiality of the connection might be compromised.
>Peer: cv.phncdn.com (

I wonder whose agency is MitM'ing pornhub connections for me. Since I'm apparently being re-routed through the UK my bets are on GCHQ. Thanks vodafone.
No. 24502
lolwut why are people hostile g documentaries on pornhub

Why would British intelligence give a shit about Germans watching pornhub?
No. 24509
One answer to this is: They aren't, but unless they record every bit of data they can't know what to dismiss. The PRISM[1] and Tempora[2] programs are the application of this principle, storing all data in transit through the UK (which is a lot of traffic going between mainland Europe and the US) for several days. Not meta data, content. Meta data they store for much longer.

But there is also the answer that they do indeed care for the porn people watch because it presents material for blackmail. In that case, joke's on them because I was downloading a documentary about music, I guess.

Since we are in the documentaries-thread, I shall at least provide a documentary regarding this topic:
Citizenfour: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4044364/

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRISM_(surveillance_program)

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempora
No. 25769
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FROM THE GROUND UP - Rodney Mullen

Short doc about one of the best skateboarders of all time
No. 25771
No. 25774
How Aristotle's fieldwork on the island of Lesvos helped found the science of biology.

No. 25799
Noice. Do you skate?

I can half-recommend Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator
It's a documentary on one of the early skateboarding legends who fell from grace due to vert skating becoming less popular and ended up going to prison for rape and murder. It's a really eerie story but many of the middle-aged skater personalities are kind of annoying.

Here's also a mini-doc on an elusive Japanese skater who does some quite creative tricks (and rides without griptape!) which is more light-hearted:
No. 25801
Thank you so much for that doc about the japanese skater. It's probably a personal thing for me, but this was more inspiring that anything in the last year. I feel like I have the energy to do something creative now instead of just working. So I'll go do that instead of typing more text here.
No. 25808
>Do you skate?

I used to in my youth and today i regret that i ever stopped.
I was thinking about getting back into it for a while but for a fat, close to 30 guy without any friends that skate it seems like a ridiculous idea.

I was a big fan of Rodney Mullen back then because of his THPS skate videos, i could never relate to all those Tony Hawks with their fancy pools and half pipes. Street is where it's at.


(I'm >>25769 and not >>25771 btw)
No. 25921
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While it fits the topic:

All This Mayhem

All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and
extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen
account of drugs and the dark side of professional skateboarding,
brothers Tas and Ben Pappas' intense bond and charisma take them from
the pinnacle of their sport into a spiraling world of self-destruction.

I would also recommend This Ain't California but it's a fictional film in a documentary style and not really a documentary.
It's about skateboarding in East-Berlin in the 1980s
No. 30283
bump to save from kohl spam
No. 30647
Promises and Betrayals: Britain and the Holy Land
A Timeline Documentaryon how the mess in the Middle East got started.

The Other Side Of Suez
Egyptian view of how Nasser took Suez from the British

The Long Shadow: Europe After World War One (parts1-3)
David Reynolds explains how events from that war still affect us today

US Planned War on Britain
In the 1930s America had a plan to attack Britain and annex Canada

Battlefield Mysteries Ep 1- Panzer Ace Michael Wittmann
The exploits and death of the infamous "Black Baron"

Missile Crisis: The Man Who Saved the World
The story of Vasili Arkhipov who LITERALLY prevented nuclear war in 1962

XM607 Falklands' Most Daring Raid
The story of the longest non-stop bombing raid in history.
No. 30648
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Murder Of The Century | PBS American Experience
No. 30649
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No. 30651
Honey Badgers: Masters Of Mayhem
An amazing an at times hilarious doc on honey badgers.

The Whale That Ate Jaws
An Orca caught and killed a GreatWhite

Burundi Deadliest Crocodile
The hunt for Gustave the giant nile crocodile that killed hundreds of people
No. 30652
BBC Secrets of the Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa Mystery

The Mona Lisa Robbery

What did Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" really look like?
No. 30655
Dr. Irving Finkel is the professor we all wish we could have. You might expect the world's leading Assyriologist to give a dry boring lecture but his talks are facinating and very funny. Do yourself a favor and listen to The Ark Before Noah. You will want to hear more from him.

The Ark Before Noah: A Great Adventure
https://www.y outube.com/watch?v=s_fkpZSnz2I

Cracking Ancient Codes: Cuneiform Writing

The Royal Game of Ur

The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia
No. 30656
Ulfberht. Secrets of the Viking Sword

ARROWS vs ARMOUR - Medieval Myth Busting

Medieval Bullet-proof Armor

Lars Andersen: A new level of archery
An amazing master archer displays hisskills

Agincourt's Dark Secrets
The Battlefield Detectives discover the REAL reason the English won at Agincourt

Medieval Dead - Season 1, Episode 3: Agincourt's Lost Dead
Another take on that famous battle
No. 30669
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Nice bosting, Canada.
No. 30693
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this was great, too bad it's so hard to find it
could only find it at a finnish private tracker
No. 31486
There was not a really good thread for this, so I posted it here:

Choice quote:
"Irony is the song of a bird that has come to love it's cage..."
No. 31885
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Some nice music documentary about the German alternative Rock scene of the 60s and 70s, also known as Krautrock.

Krautrock - The Rebirth of Germany

Here's a little shorter video about Krautrock as well.
No. 32570
British documentary about plague
Wow I didn't even know about that one. Or that London seemingly regularly suffered plague every 20 years. The thing that's so remarkable to me is how much they seemingly combined the kost outright lunatic quackery with otherwise perfectly reasonable seeming options, like quarantining the sick including with people they spent close proximity with (a QT is useless if only the actively symptomatic are held), trying to take what appears to be similar to sterilization procedures and avoiding contact with fomites, and killing off all the dogs and cats, which could even work with some diseases wiping out all the animals in the city but in the case of plague I'm guessing not so much. Odd that there is also no mention of culling livestock which is one of the reasons disease ran rampant to begin with, at least in cases other than plague.

There is probably a terrifying lurking danger building right now with last line antibiotic resistances combined with anti-vaxxers.