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Title: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: dsanchez on November 20, 2010, 13:49:19
I thought I would start this thread to share the documentaries we're currently watching.

I recently watched Collapse. Info about this movie here:

http://www.collapsemovie.com/ (http://www.collapsemovie.com/)

Watch full documentary here:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B70EBCA0F58B981D (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B70EBCA0F58B981D)

Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: dsanchez on November 21, 2010, 11:09:30
Just watched Food Inc.

After watching this you may think twice about where you buy your food and what kind of food you buy. Highly recommended documentary. Share it with your friends.

Trailer

Food Inc - Official Trailer [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKYyD14d_0#ws)

Official website

http://www.foodincmovie.com/ (http://www.foodincmovie.com/)

Watch full documentary here

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3C06520D49EF0EC7 (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3C06520D49EF0EC7)
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: dsanchez on November 23, 2010, 14:37:51
Care about your future? Watch this (it's in english with spanish subtitles)

Trailer

LE MONDE SELON MONSANTO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_RhMe4iN8o#ws)

Full documentary

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E2814199164E7355 (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E2814199164E7355)
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: dsanchez on October 21, 2011, 22:29:20
Do you see the connection?

Earthlings - Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW3gunMSCu4#)
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: dsanchez on December 17, 2012, 20:07:06
A documentary about German striker Gerd Muller

Football's Greatest - Gerhard "Der Bomber" Müller (2010) -- Documentary [360p] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk8x30uM_Ig#ws)
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on December 19, 2012, 11:08:12
I saw one doco ages ago about corn and how everything has some form of corn in it... mostly doco's depress me. Living in ignorance is kinda how I like to have it sometimes... I became a vegetarian due to a doco, 'nuff said really on that one!! I mean I think a lot of people should watch them and understand how the world is, but also knowing kinda makes me feel powerless as well... but yeah I'm a sucker for science-y type ones   :smth023
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: dsanchez on December 19, 2012, 19:39:02
Lately I am watching 'Locked Up Abroad' which is an awesome documentary/television serie from National Geographic. This program features stories of people who have been arrested while traveling abroad, usually for trying to smuggle illegal drugs out of a country.

This is one of my favorites chapters:

Locked Up Abroad S06E05 - Black Palace Of Horrors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmQ06eee4vE#ws)
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on January 26, 2018, 19:57:19
Currently in German cinemas, I wanna watch this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-RXJrcjUfI
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: PearlThompsonsBloodflowers on January 26, 2018, 21:06:27
Lmao the last documentary I watched was Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage n that was when I was a huge Rushian, but I'm not one anymore loooooooooooooooool.
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on January 28, 2018, 11:14:58
Quote from: Ulrich on January 26, 2018, 19:57:19
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-RXJrcjUfI


Off to see this tonight!  popcorn
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: dsanchez on December 03, 2018, 20:43:47
The Money Trap: How the Banks Lure You Into Debt

A senior banking executive reveals how high street banks deliberately target their customers and push borrowing.

https://youtu.be/Fg4VhALXgwE

By the way, as someone who once worked in a bank I can confirm that borrowing money from them is very very bad idea. The only exception could be when you buy a house, but even in that case I would recommend you ask no more than 25% of the total price.

In general, try to stay away of banks like the plague!


Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on December 04, 2018, 09:43:42
Quote from: dsanchez on December 03, 2018, 20:43:47
By the way, as someone who once worked in a bank I can confirm that borrowing money from them is very very bad idea. The only exception could be when you buy a house, but even in that case I would recommend you ask no more than 25% of the total price.


When building a house, the usual recommendation is to build the "financing" of it on various "pillars": one part bank, another part your own savings, etc.

Quote from: dsanchez on December 03, 2018, 20:43:47
In general, try to stay away of banks like the plague!


Ok, but where would I get money from, if I'd need it? From you (if I ask you nicely)?  :-D

Also, I think you can't put them all in the same "drawer". I am part of a "mutual bank", i.e. me and many other people form a "companionship" and (at least in theory) we "own" the bank. (Don't get all excited: my share is like 50 euro and I receive about 3 euro each year as a "result"...)
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: dsanchez on December 04, 2018, 11:26:27
Quote from: Ulrich on December 04, 2018, 09:43:42
Ok, but where would I get money from, if I'd need it? From you (if I ask you nicely)?  :-D


In Peru poor people make this to collect money

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peruvian_pollada

or you can also https://www.gofundme.com/

of course people would do this in extreme cases (e.g. someone suffering cancer and requires a treatment that cost lots of money). IMO borrowing money from the bank to for example buy a car or pay a trip is insane.
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on December 04, 2018, 11:47:45
Quote from: dsanchez on December 04, 2018, 11:26:27IMO borrowing money from the bank to for example buy a car or pay a trip is insane.


Why? If you can expect to be able to pay it back? Interest rates are at an all-time low, you won't get it cheaper.

For myself: I had a slow summer business-wise. Still I have to pay monthly bills (e.g. health insurance, pension scheme, electricity, water etc). How can I keep this up without "borrowing" from the bank? Of course the easiest way is to just "overdraw the account", but you'll pay insane rates for doing this...
(And no, in Germany you won't be able to start any business without having a bank account.)

I think a bank is a better way than to borrow from the "mafia" or so, because they will break your legs if you won't pay back...  :evil:

Also, being in debt is not the end of the world. Nowadays there are organisations (governmental or NGO) which can help you with these issues if you are "in too deep".  :cool
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: dsanchez on December 04, 2018, 11:54:06
Quote from: Ulrich on December 04, 2018, 11:47:45
Quote from: dsanchez on December 04, 2018, 11:26:27IMO borrowing money from the bank to for example buy a car or pay a trip is insane.

Why? If you can expect to be able to pay it back? Interest rates are at an all-time low, you won't get it cheaper.


I would borrow from the bank only if it's REALLY important. E.g. if I need 10K to buy a 150K house, I will borrow those 10K to the bank. But I would never borrow for leisure.
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on December 04, 2018, 12:56:05
Quote from: dsanchez on December 04, 2018, 11:54:06
I would borrow from the bank only if it's REALLY important.


See, you did not mention that at first!
Well I need my car for my job/business, so I paid a big amount as a first installment, then monthly rates.

As mentioned before, I think you can't throw all the banks into one "drawer", as e.g. the "little" ones which are "community banks", do not "target" customers in order to try to get them in debt.

If I'll need money for a trip to a Cure show 2019, I'll start a "gofundme", then you all can prove what "loyal fans" you are by helping other fans to go see the band!  :lol:  :winking_tongue
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: dsanchez on December 04, 2018, 21:18:53
Quote from: Ulrich on December 04, 2018, 12:56:05
Quote from: dsanchez on December 04, 2018, 11:54:06
I would borrow from the bank only if it's REALLY important.

See, you did not mention that at first!
Well I need my car for my job/business, so I paid a big amount as a first installment, then monthly rates.


Fair enough.

Quote from: Ulrich on December 04, 2018, 12:56:05
As mentioned before, I think you can't throw all the banks into one "drawer", as e.g. the "little" ones which are "community banks", do not "target" customers in order to try to get them in debt.


Those community banks are then the exception to the rule

Quote from: Ulrich on December 04, 2018, 12:56:05
If I'll need money for a trip to a Cure show 2019, I'll start a "gofundme", then you all can prove what "loyal fans" you are by helping other fans to go see the band!  :lol:  :winking_tongue


If I have my job by then I will gladly collaborate with (curefans.com) members in need!
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: dsanchez on December 04, 2018, 21:33:15
As I had a cold the weekend, I was watching lots of documentaries...this one is very very good. Too bad when banks fail, the taxpayers pay! :pouting-face

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjnHGZft5T0
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on December 05, 2018, 09:32:25
Quote from: dsanchez on December 04, 2018, 21:33:15
Too bad when banks fail, the taxpayers pay!


While I agree that not each and every "bad" bank has to be "saved" by taxpayers, I want to say: if they hadn't done it (saving the banks) in 2008/09 we would have had BIG problems, i.e. if the big banks hadn't trusted each other any more: no money could've been exchanged any more, no goods would've been traded via lorries & train; we would've had to trade our goods against potatoes and wheat ('cause that's what grows round here) on the local market... :fearful:
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on December 05, 2018, 09:40:14
Quote from: dsanchez on December 04, 2018, 21:18:53
Those community banks are then the exception to the rule


There are lots of them all over Germany, see a list here:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Genossenschaftsbanken_in_Deutschland

If you wanna read (translate) this, here is an article about their advantages:
http://www.finanzblog24.net/vorteile-von-genossenschaftsbanken/
Quote
Somit verkörpern die Genossenschaftsbanken heutzutage noch den Sinn des Bankwesens, der jedoch bei vielen anderen Großbanken bereits verloren gegangen ist. Ein weiterer positiver Aspekt ist, dass die Genossenschaftsbanken sehr wohl auf Investmentbanking verzichten. Was bei den Großbanken zur Tagesordnung gehört, ist für die Genossenschaftsbanken nicht denkbar. Somit sind Kundeneinlagen nicht gefährdet bzw. werden diese für Investmentbanking nicht angerührt.
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: chemicaloverload on December 05, 2018, 10:44:49
Ah yes, the RBS scandal. They are now back in profit and have yet to give any money back....
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: dsanchez on December 05, 2018, 10:56:01
Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 05, 2018, 10:44:49
Ah yes, the RBS scandal. They are now back in profit and have yet to give any money back....


I learned in the documentary that the CEO after that disaster still kept his £ 700 000 yearly pension :1f633:
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: MeltingMan on December 05, 2018, 11:35:03
Quote from: dsanchez on December 04, 2018, 11:54:06
I would borrow from the bank only if it's REALLY important. E.g. if I need 10K to buy a 150K house, I will borrow those 10K to the bank. But I would never borrow for leisure.


By the way, if you look for a house in Germany you can get one for even less than 10 000 EUR.
But only in isolated regions, of course. One of them is called Priegnitz (between Hamburg and Berlin).
Then you need a car, definitely.  ;)
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on December 05, 2018, 11:50:21
Quote from: dsanchez on December 05, 2018, 10:56:01
I learned in the documentary that the CEO after that disaster still kept his £ 700 000 yearly pension :1f633:


Instead of protesting against such things, people prefer to get excited or annoyed over Trump's latest tweet...
That's the way of the world...  :1f632:
"Everybody's looking left, what the hell is happening right?"
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on December 06, 2018, 17:35:18
Oh, and let's not forget who was (co-)responsible for loosening the regulations for (big) banks from the 1980s onwards: Maggie Thatcher, closely followed by Ronald Reagan and Helmut Kohl. And nowadays they are put on "pedestals" by their parties and followers... Thanks very much.  :pouting-face
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: chemicaloverload on December 06, 2018, 18:47:54
Quote from: Ulrich on December 06, 2018, 17:35:18
Oh, and let's not forget who was (co-)responsible for loosening the regulations for (big) banks from the 1980s onwards: Maggie Thatcher, closely followed by Ronald Reagan and Helmut Kohl. And nowadays they are put on "pedestals" by their parties and followers... Thanks very much.  :pouting-face


Hahaha oh Margret Thatcher the milk snatcher. No followers here in Scotland! May is a thatcher wannabe. Sad times.
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: word_on_a_wing on December 07, 2018, 09:44:22
...I know what u mean. My Scottish parents are not fans of Ms Thatcher.  By shutting down the ship building on the Clyde so many people lost their jobs, and in many families (including mine) it led to families needing to leave their homeland to find jobs elsewhere.

It's perhaps similar to the funeral for George Bush ...in my mind all I associate him with is war.  There would be so many others who gave more positive contributions to the world, yet unlikely to get such an extravagant send-off
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on December 07, 2018, 10:38:38
I love Scotland.  :heart-eyes

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on December 07, 2018, 09:44:22
It's perhaps similar to the funeral for George Bush ...in my mind all I associate him with is war.


Maybe you mistake him for his son? The "older" George Bush did start a war against Iraq, but at least it was "only" a reaction to their occupation of Kuwait (back in 1990/91). (Unlike the 2003 war, which was a reaction to Saddam Hussein thinking about dealing oil without using the dollar...)

As a president, he was one of the leaders who enabled the unification of the two German states. Not too bad.
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: word_on_a_wing on December 07, 2018, 13:46:07
Look, I'm no expert on this area, and perhaps I've been watching too many Michael Moore documentaries, but there really is something fishy that BOTH Bush presidents were involved in.  ...and I think it's still going on today and involving some of the US-Saudi arabia goings on. 
Also...how about Halliburton and how going to war would be in their financial interests!?

I stand by my statement that George Bush in my mind relates to war. I still recall sitting watching the Gulf War on the news when I was about 10y/o, the first time I'd ever seen anything like this, in confusion why anyone would take part in such things.
...and then it seems he bestowed such values to his child

I find it all pretty hard as my values involve overcoming obstacles and challenges through compassion and understanding. ...But towards people like this I find it hard to do this
😡
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: word_on_a_wing on December 07, 2018, 14:01:18
About Germany, ok while he may have been US president when this was happening I really don't think it can rightly be attributed to him.
...my understanding is that there was growing frustration in East Germany, and it got to the point where people were pushing for freedom, it was gonna happen no matter what, it wouldn't be tolerated any longer. And let's not forget the role of the Bowie! 😝
https://www.wearethemighty.com/music/david-bowie-berlin-wall?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on December 07, 2018, 17:05:19
Sorry for off-topic, this is turning into the history channel here!

For me, it is George W. Bush jr. who'll be remembered as the "war-monger". His dad wasn't the perfect US president, but much better than his offspring!!

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on December 07, 2018, 14:01:18
...I really don't think it can rightly be attributed to him.


Yes, he was president and yes, it can't be attributed only to him, but he was an important factor, as West Germany still had lots of US troops stationed here and the U.S.A. were the most important and powerful partner in the NATO.

Of course Mr Gorbatchov and many others were heavily involved too! Our country needed the support of these "partners" to be able to erase the "iron curtain".

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on December 07, 2018, 14:01:18
...my understanding is that there was growing frustration in East Germany, and it got to the point where people were pushing for freedom, it was gonna happen no matter what, it wouldn't be tolerated any longer.


That's right, something had to be done. The government of East Germany decided to allow "free travelling" (i.e. opening the borders and thus "destroying the wall"). This however did not lead automatically to a "unification" of the 2 states, this was the result of long negotiations with Gorbatchov, Bush & Co.
(Maggie T. was against it, Bush & co. somehow managed to persuade her.)

But, we may not forget, on June 17th 1953 Russian tanks put an end to a similar thing:
https://www.planet-wissen.de/geschichte/ddr/geteilte_stadt_berlin/pwiejunideraufstand100.html
A smilar thing happened in Prague in 1968.
:1f62a:
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: chemicaloverload on December 08, 2018, 00:58:28
Quote from: word_on_a_wing on December 07, 2018, 09:44:22
...I know what u mean. My Scottish parents are not fans of Ms Thatcher.  By shutting down the ship building on the Clyde so many people lost their jobs, and in many families (including mine) it led to families needing to leave their homeland to find jobs elsewhere.




Absolutely WOAW. She didn't care what she was doing and it's the same with May, so many families are struggling now and with no where to turn to. It's awful. Big Jezza finally brought up the UN rapporteurs findings in parliament and she just point blank refused to acknowledge it.
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: chemicaloverload on December 08, 2018, 01:03:46
You love Scotland and its people Ulrich ;) :kissing_closed_eyes:
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on December 09, 2018, 10:09:27
Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 08, 2018, 01:03:46
You love Scotland and its people Ulrich ;) :kissing_closed_eyes:


Do I?
Yes, I guess I do.  :heart-eyes
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: chemicaloverload on December 09, 2018, 12:33:28
Quote from: Ulrich on December 09, 2018, 10:09:27
Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 08, 2018, 01:03:46
You love Scotland and its people Ulrich ;) :kissing_closed_eyes:


Do I?
Yes, I guess I do.  :heart-eyes


Thats the worst set of wedding vows I've ever seen  :rofl
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on December 09, 2018, 14:13:23
Sorry dsanchez for off-topic, could we re-title this thread to "the history channel, wedding vows and general small talk topic, which used to be the "currently watching (documentaries)" topic"? Thank you.

Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 09, 2018, 12:33:28
Thats the worst set of wedding vows I've ever seen  :rofl


XD
Well; I am often undecided...   :1f636:
and sometimes it's better to look, is she a "Dr Jekyll & Mrs Hyde"?
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: chemicaloverload on December 09, 2018, 15:46:07
Haha aye, a take yer chat elsewhere is coming.

Yeah your undecided nature is suitable for a manga script, you know, when the character is talking inwards and it all contradicts itself?   :D

At this rate, to match you, she should be. Mandatory almost. You need to interview both her personalities before she makes the cut   :angel/ :evil:

Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on December 09, 2018, 17:54:52
Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 09, 2018, 15:46:07
Haha aye, a take yer chat elsewhere is coming.


Nah, not yet.   :cool

Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 09, 2018, 15:46:07
At this rate, to match you, she should be. Mandatory almost. You need to interview both her personalities before she makes the cut   :angel/ :evil:


:lol:
Title: Re: Currently Watching (Documentaries)
Post by: Ulrich on February 16, 2019, 11:36:48
Watched this last night, a documentary about a film which was never made. Fascinating stuff still (the people he got on board: HR Giger, Moebius, Orson Welles and many more + the influence on other films...)!

https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/078721-000-A/jodorowsky-s-dune/

QuoteDer Dokumentarfilm blickt hinter die Kulissen eines nie zustande gekommenen Projekts: Die geplante Verfilmung von Frank Herberts kultigem Science-Fiction-Roman "Dune" ("Der Wüstenplanet") durch den chilenischen Regisseur Alejandro Jodorowsky in den 1970er Jahren. Das aufgegebene Filmprojekt ist auch heute noch eine echte Referenz für zahlreiche Autoren und Regisseure.