Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Not Alright By Me

April 22, 2017

“Not Alright By Me” by Vintage Trouble, performing live in Portland Oregon for KINK-FM, 2012. Ty Taylor (vocals), Nalle Colt (guitar), Rick Barrio Dill(bass), and Richard Danielson (drums).

Vintage Trouble website

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Syria: Who is Fighting, and Why?

April 12, 2017

“After four-plus years of fighting, Syria’s war has killed at least hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions. And, though it started as a civil war, it’s become much more than that. It’s a proxy war that has divided much of the Middle East, and has drawn in both Russia and the United States. To understand how Syria got to this place, it helps to start at the beginning and watch it unfold.”

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Never Fear, Jared’s Here

April 3, 2017

President Trump, has appointed son-in-law Jared Kushner to run his new Office of American Innovation. And what could be more innovative than giving your daughter’s husband a job? The goal of this new biz exec “SWAT team” is to run the federal government “like a great American company.” Would that be like the four companies Donald Trump bankrupted, or the one that landed Jared Kushner’s daddy in prison?

Trump in-law Kushner may have little time to spearhead SWAT raids. He’ll be talking to the Senate Intelligence Committee about his meeting with Sergey Gorkov, head of the Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB), sanctioned by the U.S.in 2014 after Russia seized the Ukraine. The meeting was in December, while Mr. Kushner still ran the family business, the multibillion-dollar Kushner Companies. He still owns some Kushner Company assets.

The Intelligence Committee inquiry isn’t a fishing expedition. Last year a New York VEB employee, Evgeny Buryakov, admitted he was actually a Russian SVR spy. Mr. Buryakov is serving two and a half years in a US prison.

More:

“America’s government can’t be run like a business. That’s a feature, not a bug.” Jeff Spross, The Week

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Bobby Bland Tribute

April 2, 2017

A medley of songs made famous by Bobby Bland, performed  by the California Honeydrops at High Sierra 2013, recorded by Jam in the Van.

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Cher on Kitsch

April 2, 2017

In 1999, Benjamin Svetkey interviewed Cher at her Malibu house.

Animated by Patrick Smith for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital). Colorist: Jennifer Yoo. Audio Producer: Amy Drozdowska.

Cher official website

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Netflix LIVE!

April 1, 2017

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American Trains Suck. Why?

March 27, 2017

Why are American passenger trains so bad? Wendover Productions explains.
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The Greatest Invention

March 21, 2017

What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine.

“Thank you, industrialization. Thank you, steel mill. And thank you, chemical processing industry that gave us time to read books.”

Related:

“Hans Rosling, statistician and sword-swallower, has died,” The Economist

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A 13-Year-Old Watched ICE Arrest Her Father

March 13, 2017

As Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez dropped his daughters off at school in L.A. on February 28th, he was pulled over by ICE agents. His 13-year-old daughter Fatima was still in the backseat and recorded the arrest with her cell phone.

Mr. Avelica-Gonzalez, a citizen of Mexico, has lived and worked in the U.S. for 25 years. His four daughters were all born in the U.S.

More:

“Immigrant arrested by ICE after dropping daughter off at school, sending shockwaves through neighborhood,” Andrea Castillo, Los Angeles Times

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You’re the Kind of Girl

March 12, 2017

“You’re the Kind of Girl,” by Lee Fields & The Expressions. Video directed by Jeff Bierman.

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