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Cosmos 2014

Over 33 years after the original Cosmos TV series was released, National Geographic are remaking this brilliant TV series and have modernised it with the latest information that we know. While the old series is clearly dated, it is brilliant … Continue reading

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Four Corners – Inside North Korea

I watched this documentary today by Four Corners Australia called Inside North Korea. It was sad that in modern times, this is still happening in parts of the world. Inspiring to see people put their life on the line to … Continue reading

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Ai Wei Wei – Never Sorry

I watched a documentary the other night called Ai Wei Wei. It is the story of a famous Chinese artist who dares to voice his dissent against the Chinese government. Despite all of China’s prosperity, this documentary offers a valuable … Continue reading

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12 Years A Slave

Based on a true story, this is by far the best movie I have seen this year. It tells the story of Solomon Northup, who is abducted and sold into slavery. It shows how terrible things were in the past, and … Continue reading

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Fat Sick and Nearly Dead

I just finished watching this documentary which relates to diet and health and thought it was great, it is available to watch for free on youtube. It is produced by an Australian named Joe Cross. What I really liked about … Continue reading

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Killing of Dolphins in Japan

It always saddens me to see this senseless killing of dolphins. As much as I disagree with the capturing of dolphins for sale to aquariums and places like Sea World, I can at least understand that they are making money … Continue reading

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Jody Williams, A realistic vision for world peace

This is an interesting talk from 2o10 by Jody Williams who won a Nobel Peace Prize for her work to eradicate landmines.   I do not agree with her comments early on in the video where she discusses what world … Continue reading

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Oh My God

Oh My God, no that is not the title I have chosen because it has been so long since I last made a blog post, it is the title of a documentary I watched last night. Peter Rodger, goes to … Continue reading

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International Day of Peace – September 21

I would like to thank Kari from for notifying me of the video below and asking to help spread the word about the International Day of Peace on September 21. Another interesting video which gives you some background on the … Continue reading

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For What it’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield

This is an awesome song, originally written in 1966 and inspired by a riot between the police and club goers, it later became associated as being an anti war song. Apparently the words “For What it’s worth” are not sung … Continue reading

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