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Motorville by Patrick Jean
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The map of an american city goes on a quest across the world to find oil in order to feed its body, made of streets, highways and freeways.

Directed and animated by : Patrick JEAN patrick-jean.com
Sound design : David KAMP davidkamp.de/

All the vector map data used in this film is (c) OpenStreetMaps and its contributors, and is licensed under a Creative Commons license, just like the film itself.

45 Odd Facts About US Presidents

MentalFlossVideo感ublished on Mar 27, 2013

A weekly show hosted by John Green, where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John discusses 45 rather odd facts about the lives of US Presidents such as which one ran over a lady with his horse, or what Richard Nixon's favorite snack was (hint: it doesn't sound appetizing).

- I always knew John and Abigail Adams were off-the-hook. You'd have to be to name your dog, Satan......

Cash-free Despair: Cyprus reopens banks as eurocrats grip island's economy

RussiaToday感ublished on Mar 28, 2013

Banks have re-opened in Cyprus, allowing access to savings for the first time in almost two weeks. There's little relief for cash-strapped citizens though, with severe restrictions imposed on how much money they can withdraw. The limits are set to prevent a bank run, making Cyprus the first Eurozone nation to introduce capital controls. For more on what's going on RT talks to correspondent Tesa Arcilla who's outside the bank in Nicosia.

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''Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.''~Frederick Douglass


Colombian Eco-village Thrives

AlJazeeraEnglish感ublished on Mar 25, 2013

A group of women in south-western Colombia has built a sustainable community from waste. The successful scheme in Nachira could become a model for sustainable living around the world. Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Nachira in Colombia.

Re-design? US requests $49 mn to renovate Gitmo instead of shutting down

RussiaToday感ublished on Mar 23, 2013

The Guantanamo Bay hunger strike has gone beyond the critical 45 day mark, when doctors say the body is deprived of nutrition. Officials at the detention center in Cuba have acknowledged more detainees are joining the protest over alleged mistreatment. This comes amid a Pentagon request for 49 million dollars to build a new prison building and carry out renovations - despite a 4 year-old promise to shut it down. Gayane Chichakyan has more.

Cyprus rules out deposit tax in bailout plan

AlJazeeraEnglish感ublished on Mar 21, 2013

The European Central Bank says it will cut off emergency aid to Cyprus, if a bailout plan is not in place by March 25.

Cyprus' politicians have held another round of talks on a bailout "Plan B" - to stop the country going bankrupt.

The country is also still trying to do a deal with Russia - which may involve stakes in the island's gas fields.

Al Jazeera's Peter Sharp reports from Nicosia.

- Here's how it's done, Cyprus.

Nepalis 'American dream' turns to nightmare

AlJazeeraEnglishAlJazeeraEnglish感ublished on Mar 20, 2013

Thousands of South Asian migrant workers are falling victim to people smugglers as they try to reach the US.

They pay thousands of dollars to make a difficult journey.

But most of them never make it to America. More than 1,000 Nepalis have been stranded in Latin America alone.

Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from the Nepali city of Pokhara.

Does paper have a future?

- I'd take the battery out first if I was him. Ouch!

Crazy Announcer Calls Craziest End to Basketball Game

- Sounds like a man who's covered the spread.....

Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists

AlJazeeraEnglish感ublished on Apr 17, 2012

It's almost two years since BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, scientists say they have found deformities among seafood and a great decline in the numbers of marine life. Dahr Jamail reports from New Orleans.

And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposedif all records told the same talethen the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.George Orwell, 1984
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