Category Archives: documentaries

‘Hacksaw Ridge’: Conviction vs Compromise

Via: christianitytoday

“The true story of Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to win the Medal of Honor, Hacksaw Ridge is about conflicts of many kinds: duty to God versus duty to country, individual freedom versus communal responsibility, healing versus killing, love versus hate, and so on. The film is also about an internal war, of course, as Doss (brilliantly played by Andrew Garfield) wrestles with maintaining his faith convictions amidst extraordinary pressures to compromise.

A devout Seventh-day Adventist, Doss joins the army during World War II in spite of his pacifist convictions and refusal to bear arms. He volunteers to be a medic, where he aspires to save lives rather than take them. Happy new year greetings His convictions make him unpopular in his unit. Fellow soldiers taunt him, beat him, and pressure him to quit, yet Doss is determined to serve his country as a medic, thrust into bloody battles without a weapon to defend himself.”

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Filippo Brunelleschi: I built that

Via: nationalgeographic.com

Soaring to a height of 374 feet, the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore is a wonder of ingenuity nearly six centuries after its construction. Its grandeur and artistry were meant to outshine those of any other structure in early Renaissance Italy, elevating Florence over rival cities. Though many believed it was too big and ambitious to build, architect Filippo Brunelleschi succeeded, using methods that experts don’t fully understand even today.

 

Brunelleschi: Studies of His Technology and Inventions

 

 

 

Oil Cartel: Competition Is A Sin

Via: corbettreport

 

COMPETITION IS A SIN

When asked how he could justify the treachery and deceit with which he pursued the creation of the Standard Oil monopoly, John D. Rockefeller is reputed to have said: “Competition is a sin.” This is the mentality of the monopolist, and it is this justification, framed as religious conviction, that drove the oiligarchs to so ruthlessly eliminate anyone who would dare rise up as a pretender to their throne.

 

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We are swimming in oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Hook: Is This Real-World or Exercise?

 

 

“In my professional opinion, I suspect Sandy Hook was a SCRIPTED EVENT that took place (and was) in the planning for 2 or 2  1/2 years.”  – Wolfgang Halbig

2 years after ‘Sandy Hook’ the ‘official story’ has been so discredited and raised so many questions that have not been addressed, we, like the air traffic controllers on 9/11, ask:

Is this real-world or exercise?

 

 

 

 

Sandy Hook Questions That Demand The Truth

The Sandy Hook ‘Smoking Gun’, Game, Set, Match!

Ten Reasons Sandy Hook Was An Elaborate Hoax

Wolfgang Halbig: 11,ooo page Sandy Hook Script/ CT police gave false affidavits

Sofia Smallstorm Unraveling  Sandy Hook

911: Independent Investigators Challenge ‘The Official Story’

 

“We refuse to let our knowledge, however limited, be informed by your ignorance, however vast.” 
― David Ray Griffin

 

Anyone who types the words “9/11” and “conspiracy” into an online search engine soon learns that not everybody buys the official narrative of what took place on Sept. 11, 2001. As a professor emeritus at the Claremont School of Theology, 66-year-old  David Ray Griffin would seem to have more affinity for leather elbow patches than tin hats, yet after friends and colleagues prodded him into sifting through the evidence, he experienced a conversion. “For the first year and a half I just accepted the conventional view … that this was blowback for our foreign policy. When a colleague suggested to me … forces within our own government had arranged it, I didn’t accept that. Then several months later another colleague sent me a website that had a timeline. Once I … saw all those stories drawn from mainstream sources that contradicted the official account,  I decided I needed to look into it more carefully, and the more I looked, the worse it got. The fact that Building 7 … collapsed when it had not been hit by an airplane … that’s a smoking gun. The fact that standard operating procedures were not followed that morning, and we’ve gotten three different stories now by the U.S. military as to why they did not intercept the planes, that’s a smoking gun. The 9/11 commission simply ignored those questions. The official account itself is a conspiracy theory. It says that 19 Arab Muslims…conspired to pull off this operation. The question is not whether one is a conspiracy theorist about 9/11. It’s which conspiracy theory do you find most supported by the evidence?”  (source)

 

 

 

 

Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth

Pilots For 9/11 Truth

Scholars For 911 Truth

 The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7

ebook preview: Cognitive Infiltration

 

 

 

 

BAILOUT: THE MOVIE

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Bailout is the tale of an unemployed Chicago lawyer who stops paying his mortgage and enlists four friends (also unemployed) to join him in a Winnebago trip to Las Vegas. Their plan is tear a page out of Wall Street’s playbook and piss away the bank’s money by gambling and partying their asses off. Along the way our gang discovers first hand how Americans have been adversely affected by the financial crisis, principally through foreclosures. S ee first-hand how politically powerful banks are systemically eliminating America’s middle class through off-shored job losses and fraudulent home foreclosures.

 

 

MAD AS HELL from sean fahey on Vimeo.

An enigma wrapped in Doc-hybrid form, Bailout is a social documentary that explores American anger with the Wall Street elites who survive and thrive on their cancerous system of bailouts, fraud, and political corruption that actively work in concert to destroy Main Street. From entry-level workers in northeast Indiana RV factories to Congressional leaders to rock stars, Bailout tells the story of recent American economic events through the mouths of people who labored through thick and thin–what it was and how it has affected us all. The film focuses on unchecked financial fraud and the refusal to punish such fraud that lies at the root of our nation’s illness, examined through the well informed filter of its lead character, John Titus and his “dukes of moral hazard”. While many financial documentaries have done a great job of enraging audiences and leaving us shaking our heads, Bailout is a call to action inspiring Americans to exercise their right to speak out against injustice and take their grievances to the streets until their voices are heard. The film features well-known personalities from both sides of the political aisle leveling blistering attacks on the anything-for-big-banks culture that pervades all of politics today. Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, and Yves Smith deliver critiques from the traditional “left,” counter-balanced by MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, Florida Tea Party co-founder Karl Denninger, and Wall Street banking analyst Christopher Whalen. 

 

 

Tens of Trillions of Dollars are Being Extracted From The United States of America.

 

A Short History Of Paper-Money And Banking

 

The Best Way To Rob A Bank Is To Own One

 

 

 

 

Savers vs Speculators

 

“I believe our capital markets face growing risk from lightly or unregulated hedge funds just as our markets did in the 1920s from unregulated pools of money – then called syndicates, trusts or pools. Those unregulated pools were instrumental in delivering the 1929 Crash…. There is growing evidence that today’s pools-hedge funds-have advanced and refined the practice of manipulating and cheating other market participants…”  (SEC Senior Investigator  Gary Aguirre )

 

 

 

The Carry Trade

Wall Street Captures The SEC

 

 

 

Is Ai Weiwei A Dangerous Man?

“There are no outdoor sports as graceful as throwing stones at a dictatorship…”

“Choices after waking up: 1. To live or to die? 2. To be true or to lie? 3. To be lively or to decay? 4. To live or be forsaken? 5. To be wise or to be idiotic? 6. To smile or to be humiliated? 7. To denounce or to celebrate? 8. To be more courageous or to be more fearful? 9. To take action or to be brainwashed? 10. To be free or to be jailed?

And one for luck.”              (Ai WeWei’s Top 10 Tweets)

Via: Wikipedia

Ai Weiwei (Chinese: 艾未未; pinyinÀi WèiwèiAbout this sound English pronunciation (help·info)), born 18 May 1957 in Beijing, is a Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural criticism. Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron as the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics. As a political activist, he has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese Government‘s stance on democracy and human rights. He has investigated government corruption and cover-ups, in particular the Sichuan schools corruption scandal following the collapse of so-called “tofu-dreg schools” in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. In 2011, following his arrest at Beijing Capital International Airport on 3 April, he was held for 81 days without any official charges being filed; officials alluded to their allegations of “economic crimes”.

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Ai Weiwei documentary: Never Sorry  version1

Smithsonian: Is Ai Weiwei China’s Most Dangerous Man?

Ai Weiwei website

 

 

Dark Side to Globalization: Chocolate and Child Slave Labor

Via: Wikipedia

The widespread use of children in cocoa production is controversial, not only for the usual concerns about child labor and exploitation, but also because up to 12,000 of the 200,000 children working in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s biggest producer of cocoa,  may be victims of trafficking or slavery.  Most attention on this subject has focused on West Africa, which collectively supplies 69 percent of the world’s cocoa, and Côte d’Ivoire in particular, which supplies 35 percent of the world’s cocoa. Thirty percent of children under age 15 in sub-Saharan Africa are child laborers, mostly in agricultural activities including cocoa farming. It is estimated that more than 1.8 million children in West Africa are involved in growing cocoa. Major chocolate producers, such as Nestle, buy cocoa at commodities exchanges where Ivorian cocoa is mixed with other cocoa.

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John Robbins: Is There Slavery In Your Chocolate?

Examiner: How Much Child Slavery Is In Your Chocolate?

Stop Chocolate Slavery

 

American Meat: Documentary

American Meat from MichaelHurwitzMusic on Vimeo.

American Meat is a solutions-oriented macroscopic documentary surveying the current state of the U.S. meat industry. Featuring, Joel Salatin, Chuck Wirtz, Fred Kirschenmann Steve Ells, Paul Willis, and tens of farmers across America, we take an even-handed look at animal husbandry.

American Meat explains how America arrived at our current industrial system, and shows the feedlots and confinement houses, not through hidden cameras but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, we introduce the current revolution developing in animal husbandry, led by the charismatic and passionate Joel Salatin.

We meet tens of farmers across the country who have changed their life to start grass-based farms, and we highlight every day tangible solutions that people can take, to change agriculture in America.

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Joel Salatins’ Bio

Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal