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Renewable Energy Quietly Killing Coal in South Africa
 
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The howling wind drives the turbines, their blades bent back from the force as they spin in the evening light and send electricity to local villages in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Renewable energy has a long way to go to overtake South Africa’s reliance on coal though. It is number 11 in the world for total CO2 output from energy use and the fifth largest producer of the climate-changing fossil fuel. The situation seems poised to get worse as construction continues on Medupi, the largest dry cooled coal-fired power station in the world. Meant to be completed by 2013, the station has been mired in delays and cost overruns since construction first started in 2007. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/01/how-renewable-energy-in-south-africa-is-quietly-stealing-a-march-on-coal http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Ramaphosa must tell SA the truth about proposed Chinese owned power plant in Limpopo
 
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Ramaphosa must tell SA the truth about proposed Chinese-owned power plant in Limpopo. Thank you for welcoming me to Thohoyandou, the home of the Vhavenda people. For the past two days I have been travelling through Limpopo, saddened that a province with such great beauty and immense potential has become a feeding trough for corrupt politicians. From VBS to On Point Engineering, from Danny Msiza to Faith Muthambi – the corrupt know they can eat the people’s money with no consequences. Not one person implicated in the VBS heist is in jail. We will not let the tsotsi’s get away with VBS – they will end up in jail. Yesterday, President Ramaphosa was here in Thohoyandou. He had a lot to say about accountability and basic service delivery, which are foreign concepts to the people of Limpopo. In this province, the corrupt walk free while the people are left in crippling poverty. In this province, there are 937 000 unemployed people – mainly young people. And this number continues to grow. However, it was what the President didn’t say yesterday that should be of concern to the people of Limpopo, and of South Africa. Not too far from here, the multi-billion development of the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is currently underway. This project has been punted by the President, the Premier of Limpopo and various government departments and entities as a job-creating economic development that ought to be celebrated. What has not been punted by the President is the quid pro quo that has been agreed to with these Chinese companies. What the President did not mention yesterday was the Power China International Energy Project in the Musina-Makhado SEZ. In short, this is the construction and operation of a 4 600MW coal-fired plant to be built over the next few years. This announcement was made on the back of President Ramaphosa’s trip to China in September last year – the same trip where he secured a R33 billion loan for Eskom from the Chinese Development Bank. The reality is that it appears this power plant will be used solely to power this SEZ. There are many serious questions about this development, none of which the President has been forthcoming with. In the interests of South Africa, we need absolute clarity on: The timeline on this new coal powered plant; Who will build this new power plant; and Whether the power station will only serve the planned new Chinese-controlled industrial park. It cannot be the case that while South Africa is on the brink of plunging into complete darkness due to lack of energy, Ramaphosa will allow foreign companies to come to our shores and build their own power plants for their own narrow interests. Cyril Ramaphosa’s new strategy cannot be to sell our country to the highest bidder. The DA will not allow China’s model of “debt trap diplomacy” to take root in South Africa. We all know what happens when countries sign such deals with China. Just ask Sri Lanka, who had to surrender an entire port and surrounding land. Or Zambia who stand to lose Lusaka International airport to the Chinese. Or Djibouti who face the possibility of handing over some key assets to China. The DA has a clear plan to reform the energy sector and to stabilise electricity supply. We would immediately: Privatise the generation entities of Eskom, allowing a diverse range of energy to enter the grid, increasing competition and lowering costs; Instruct Eskom to immediately freeze the build on the last two outstanding units at Kusile, and instead look to bring on more IPPs to provide power. Eskom’s debt is spiralling due to cost overruns on the two big coal builds, while the units are not running at full capacity due to design and build flaws. Reaffirm Eskom’s engineering and maintenance employees as an “essential service” that cannot enter into strike action; Install major smart meters for municipalities to force municipalities to collect revenue timeously; and Allow well-functioning metros to source energy directly from independent energy suppliers. It is time for real change, and the DA can bring that change. Our agenda for reform will build One South Africa for All where there’s a job in every home, our communities and streets are safe, our borders are secure, basis services are delivered to all, and corruption is eliminated. SourceL trendsdaily.co.za Thank you! Don't forget Like and Subscribe Top News channel. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you feel good, please support the author by SUBSCRIBE to our channel to track the next video. * SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL: https://bit.ly/2rmPebC TOP NEWS - CLICK TO SEE - SUBCRIBE FOR MORE SURPRISE
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Overpopulation – The Human Explosion Explained
 
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In a very short amount of time the human population exploded and is still growing very fast. Will this lead to the end of our civilization? Check out https://ourworldindata.org by Max Roser! Support us on Patreon so we can make more videos (and get cool stuff in return): https://www.patreon.com/Kurzgesagt?ty=h Kurzgesagt merch here: http://bit.ly/1P1hQIH Get the music of the video here: Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/2hKx3Zu Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2hfSqTf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epic-mountain-music THANKS A LOT TO OUR LOVELY PATRONS FOR SUPPORTING US: Stuart Alldritt, Tasia Pele, Stan Serebryakov, Mike Janzen, Jason Heddle, August, Daniel Smith, Jonathan Herman, Rahul Rachuri, Piotr Gorzelany, Lisa Allcott, Горан Гулески, Eric Ziegast, Kean Drake, Friendly Stranger, NicoH, Adrian Rutkiewicz, Markus Klemm, Leandro Nascimento, Gary Chan, Shawhin Layeghi, Oscar Hernandez, Dale Prinsse, Vaclav Vyskocil, Sup3rW00t, Ryan Coonan, Tam Lerner, Dewi Cadat, Luis Aguirre, Andy McVey, Vexorum, Boris, Adam Wisniewski, Yannic Schreiber, Erik Lilly, Ellis, Dmitry Starostin, Akshay Joshi, Peter Tinti, kayle Clark, Mortimer Brewster, Marc Legault, Sumita Pal, Tarje Hellebust Jr., streetdragon95, Taratsamura, Sam Dickson, Bogdan Firicel, Saul Vera, Aaron Jacobs, Ben Arts, R B Dean, Kevin Beedon, Patrik Pärkinen, Duncan Graham, Johan Thomsen, Emily Tran, Adam Flanc, Adam Jermyn, Ali Uluyol Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2 Overpopulation – The Human Explosion Explained
The journey to Medupi's unit 6 synchronisation was not easy: Eskom
 
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Eskom executives behind the commercialisation of Medupi's unit 6 say the journey leading to its synchronisation was not easy. Construction on the plant began nearly eight years ago but it only came online this week after delays due to strikes, technical issues and cost overruns. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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Roblox | RED VS BLUE CITY WARS - All Out War! (Tanks, Helicopters, Soldiers)
 
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Roblox Armored Patrol is a military gun game in roblox where you get to use tanks, helicopters and even hummers! Watch as Cody plays this army vs army roblox game! ▬► WATCH ROBLOX PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAwLHOvbExc3Ear6qhfF2IR4OHYI4Lejf ►GET MY ROBLOX SHIRTS: https://www.roblox.com/catalog/646881138/Potato-Salad-Man-Shirt ▬▬▬▬▬▬▼MY CHANNELS▼▬▬▬▬▬▬ ● Minecraft Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAtlanticCraft ● Gaming Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAtlanticArcade ● Roblox Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQkoFF-Vkr3RTfov6ymT8g ▬▬▬▬▬▬▼ALL MY STUFF▼▬▬▬▬▬▬ ● My Game Studio: http://voidswrath.com/ ● Twitter: https://twitter.com/AtlanticCraft ● Clothing Line: http://voidcollection.com/ Fan Discord: https://discord.gg/atlanticcraft What is ROBLOX? ROBLOX is an online virtual playground and workshop, where kids of all ages can safely interact, create, have fun, and learn. It’s unique in that practically everything on ROBLOX is designed and constructed by members of the community. ROBLOX is designed for 8 to 18 year olds, but it is open to people of all ages. Each player starts by choosing an avatar and giving it an identity. They can then explore ROBLOX — interacting with others by chatting, playing games, or collaborating on creative projects. Each player is also given their own piece of undeveloped real estate along with a virtual toolbox with which to design and build anything — be it a navigable skyscraper, a working helicopter, a giant pinball machine, a multiplayer “Capture the Flag” game or some other, yet­to­be­dreamed-up creation. There is no cost for this first plot of virtual land. By participating and by building cool stuff, ROBLOX members can earn specialty badges as well as ROBLOX dollars (“ROBUX”). In turn, they can shop the online catalog to purchase avatar clothing and accessories as well as premium building materials, interactive components, and working mechanisms.
VIETNAM TO BUILD SPACE CENTER
 
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Westward Expansion: Crash Course US History #24
 
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In which John Green teaches you about the Wild, Wild, West, which as it turns out, wasn't as wild as it seemed in the movies. When we think of the western expansion of the United States in the 19th century, we're conditioned to imagine the loner. The self-reliant, unattached cowpoke roaming the prairie in search of wandering calves, or the half-addled prospector who has broken from reality thanks to the solitude of his single-minded quest for gold dust. While there may be a grain of truth to these classic Hollywood stereotypes, it isn't a very big grain of truth. Many of the pioneers who settled the west were family groups. Many were immigrants. Many were major corporations. The big losers in the westward migration were Native Americans, who were killed or moved onto reservations. Not cool, American pioneers. Support CrashCourse on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Hey teachers and students - Check out CommonLit's free collection of reading passages and curriculum resources to learn more about the events of this episode. America’s Westward expansion was fueled by both Manifest Destiny and a desire to grow the nation and its resources — though at a cost: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/manifest-destiny As Americans continued to stream West on the name of Manifest Destiny, American Indians saw their lives changed forever as they moved from practising resistance to lives on reservations: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/from-resistance-to-reservations
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Roblox | Most REALISTIC Roblox Game Ever! (Real Life Roblox)
 
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Realistic Roblox is a game that brings real life things into the roblox game! Watch as Cody and Kraken explore this crazy realistic city with various types of roblox cars! ▬► WATCH ROBLOX PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAwLHOvbExc3Ear6qhfF2IR4OHYI4Lejf ►GET MY ROBLOX SHIRTS: https://www.roblox.com/catalog/646881138/Potato-Salad-Man-Shirt ▬▬▬▬▬▬▼MY CHANNELS▼▬▬▬▬▬▬ ● Minecraft Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAtlanticCraft ● Gaming Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAtlanticArcade ● Roblox Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQkoFF-Vkr3RTfov6ymT8g ▬▬▬▬▬▬▼ALL MY STUFF▼▬▬▬▬▬▬ ● My Game Studio: http://voidswrath.com/ ● Twitter: https://twitter.com/AtlanticCraft ● Clothing Line: http://voidcollection.com/ Twitch Livestream: http://www.twitch.tv/atlanticcraft What is ROBLOX? ROBLOX is an online virtual playground and workshop, where kids of all ages can safely interact, create, have fun, and learn. It’s unique in that practically everything on ROBLOX is designed and constructed by members of the community. ROBLOX is designed for 8 to 18 year olds, but it is open to people of all ages. Each player starts by choosing an avatar and giving it an identity. They can then explore ROBLOX — interacting with others by chatting, playing games, or collaborating on creative projects. Each player is also given their own piece of undeveloped real estate along with a virtual toolbox with which to design and build anything — be it a navigable skyscraper, a working helicopter, a giant pinball machine, a multiplayer “Capture the Flag” game or some other, yet­to­be­dreamed-up creation. There is no cost for this first plot of virtual land. By participating and by building cool stuff, ROBLOX members can earn specialty badges as well as ROBLOX dollars (“ROBUX”). In turn, they can shop the online catalog to purchase avatar clothing and accessories as well as premium building materials, interactive components, and working mechanisms. Roblox | Most REALISTIC Roblox Game Ever! (Realistic Roblox)
Research Glimpse | Rethinking megaprojects delivery models
 
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"Rethinking Megaprojects Delivery Models", an interview with John Steen. Abstract/Résumé : The persistent disappointment with megaproject delivery performance is well documented. This is a concern because megaprojects will become an important feature of the 21st century industrial landscape as we deal with increasing needs for water, transport and clean energy. While some scholars have recommended better planning processes at the front end of the megaproject to combat cost and time overruns, others have suggested that flexibility and adaptation to emergent challenges are keys to better megaproject performance. Using quantitative and case-study data from a five-year study of the Australian Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry I show that the internal organisation of these multibillion dollar projects has a large influence on their capacity to solve problems before they impact upon project performance. Furthermore, the ability of megaprojects to change decision clusters called 'domain' decisions through flexible management and executive leadership is key to success adaptation during project construction. I conclude with some thoughts on innovations in megaproject delivery models. My colleagues Sam MacAulay, Jerad Ford and Paul Spee have been co-investigators in this research. About John Steen : John Steen is Associate Professor in Strategy at the University of Queensland Business School in Brisbane and Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Business and Economics. John is currently leading major international research studies on the subject of innovation and sustainable development in the resources sector and in developing economies. This includes the transition to new digital business models and performance in megacapital ($1billion +) projects, particularly in the resources sector. Current partners in these projects include University College London, Cambridge University, University of British Columbia, Government of Vietnam, Queensland Government, UQ Sustainable Minerals Institute and Ernst and Young (EY). John is highly sought after as a guest speaker and commentator and has given talks on strategy and innovation to businesses and governments in Australia, Asia and Europe. In 2014 he released two reports on the future of the global mining industry with EY that received international media coverage, including commentary in the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. John is currently editor for the Project Management Journal – the research journal of the Project Management Institute.
Are There Limits on Emergency Powers? With John Yoo and Richard Epstein
 
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Recorded on January 17, 2019. Can a sitting president be indicted? What emergency powers does President Trump have to build a border wall and stop the government shutdown? Richard Epstein and John Yoo sit down with Peter Robinson to answer these legal questions and more regarding the constitutional powers of the presidency, the state of the Supreme Court, the Mueller investigation, and the legality (or lack thereof) of indicting a sitting president. As the country continues to deal with a partial government shutdown, Epstein and Yoo address the shutdown, the likelihood of its coming to a timely end, and what kind of bipartisan compromise could end it. Yoo suggests that one potential outcome would be that Democrats require the legalized status of DREAMers in exchange for border-wall funding. Epstein argues that President Trump will have to cave if services like TSA screening begin to shut down from lack of funding. They both agree that the longer the shutdown goes on, the more likely citizens are to get increasingly frustrated with both parties, regardless of the moral stances the party leaders are taking. For what and when can a president declare a national emergency? Epstein and Yoo dive into the history of national emergencies and presidential emergency powers. They discuss which presidents have declared national emergencies in the past and for what reasons, who has the standing to stop a national emergency, and the fact that no court has ever reversed a national emergency. (In 1952, during the Korean War, President Truman issued Executive Order 10340, which ordered US steel mills to operate despite a nationwide strike because Truman wanted to keep materiel flowing to the front. The court concluded that seizing the mills was a legislative act that could only be authorized by Congress.) Epstein and Yoo discuss William Barr, President Trump’s newly appointed attorney general, and his congressional-hearing questions about the Mueller investigation. They discuss Barr’s legal background, his personal relationship with Mueller, and the likelihood that he would fire Mueller if asked to. Yoo argues that the best course of action for the Mueller investigation is to allow Mueller to clear Trump of any wrongdoing, which would put a stop to any Democrats’ arguments to the contrary. Additional information concerning national emergencies https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/actual-emergencies-come-and-go-but-federal-emergency-declarations-endure - Davenport https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-yoo-national-emergency-border-wall-20190111-story.html - Yoo https://ricochet.com/podcast/law-talk/the-burger-kings/ - Epstein and Yoo Interested in exclusive Uncommon Knowledge content? Check out Uncommon Knowledge on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UncKnowledge/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/UncKnowledge/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/uncommon_knowledge_show
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The Venus Project: Designing the Future (World Lecture Tour Edition)
 
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The Venus Project Simplified: We simply want a world that isn't restricted by politics, money and elitism and doesn't destroy the earth for profit, we want to ensure through our existing technological capability that every human being is fed, clothed, housed and has access to clean renewable energy and a relevant education without having to "Earn It" Mehr Infos unter: http://www.thevenusproject.com/ http://www.youtube.com/user/thevenusprojectmedia http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Venus-Project/108109225877692 Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/Exvh/
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What Did the Peabody Energy Company Do To American Consumers?
 
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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today took to the House Floor to defend 2.5 million ratepayers in 217 communities across the Midwest who are overpaying for electricity thanks to bad deal with the Peabody Energy Company. Peabody Energy Corporation convinced nine regional power agencies to become partial owners of a new coal plant in Southern Illinois. The deals specified that the municipalities could get stuck funding the plant even if it never produced electricity. After foreseeable and preventable cost overruns and subpar performance, ratepayers are now forced to buy electricity from the coal plant even though the cost of energy on the open market is much cheaper. "Did Peabody Energy Company deliberately unload a bad investment on public power organizations serving 217 cities and villages across the Midwest? Congress must find out because Peabody Energy lured public power organizations into contracts that force municipal utilities to pay up to twice the market rate for electricity. "At a time when private funding could not be had for new coal powered utilities, Peabody Energy unloaded 95% of its investment onto public power customers in what became an almost triple cost overrun, a coalmine that lasts 22 years instead of the 30 years promised, and an ashfill that was supposed to last 23 years and will last only 12-14 years. "The contract which municipals are tied into forces them to pay for power 42% above the market rate, whether the plant is producing energy or not. Billions of dollars were issued for bond financing for the project and utility customers are vulnerable to huge costs for debt retirement. Wall Street wouldn't invest in the project, so Peabody went to Main Street, and now millions of public power customers will pay sky high electric rates..."
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Inverter vs. Transformer MIG Welders - What's the Difference? Kevin Caron
 
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Artist Kevin Caron compares the traditional, durable transformer MIG welders to the new, cheaper inverter MIG welders ... Caron is working on the bottom of one of his Shitake Agave garden sculptures, comparing his Miller Millermatic 251 MIG welder to Longevity's ProMTS 200 multifunction ("MIG, TIG, Stick") welder. Caron says there are three big differences that come to mind immediately. Transformers are big, heavy, durable machines that you put on a skid and leave somewhere or put on wheels. Inverter based MIG machines tend to be smaller, suitcase sized machines, something you can pick up and carry. Some are so small they come with a shoulder strap. You also get more functionality from inverter machines. Caron gives the example of the burn back function on this particular welder. Burn back is when you let go of the trigger and the welder sends a little charge into the end of the wire to burn wire the back to the same length every time, helping make your welds more consistent. His old Miller doesn't have that function. Another big difference is cost. The ProMTS costs about $1,000 on the Longevity Web site, whereas Caron thinks he spent just under $4,000 for his Miller when he bought it about 10 years ago. Perhaps as important, Caron shows the power cords of both machines and says inverters are much less expensive to run. The ProMTS can even run on 110 volts! Next, Caron fires up both welders, setting them at 220 volts. The Longevity sets its own wire speed at 137 inches, while Caron has adjusted the Miller to feed about the same, although the Miller's panel says 302. Caron says the two welders just display wire feed differently. As he gets ready to do some test welds, Caron suggests you listen for the difference in the sound between the two welders. First he welds with the Longevity, then he welds with the Miller. Next, Caron shows you the welds from the two machines, as well as a few TIG welds, all on the same metal, very thick hardened steel. Caron says he can't see much of a difference between welds from the two MIG welders, although the Longevity's wirefeed may have been a little higher and the Miller's voltage may have been a bit higher. Caron says the two welders seem to be comparable as far as the actual welding. For more how-to videos and to see Caron's sculptures - including a finished Shitake Agave - visit http://www.kevincaron.com
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Thorium.
 
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http://ThoriumRemix.com/ Thorium is an abundant material which can be transformed into massive quantities of energy. To do so efficiently requires a very different nuclear reactor than the kind we use today- Not one that uses solid fuel rods, but a reactor in which the fuel is kept in a liquid state. Not one that uses pressurized water as a coolant, but a reactor that uses chemically stable molten salts. Such a reactor is called a "Molten Salt Reactor". Many different configurations are possible. Some of these configurations can harness Thorium very efficiently. This video explores the attributes of Molten Salt Reactors. Why are they compelling? And why do many people (including myself) see them as the only economical way of fully harnessing ALL our nuclear fuels... including Thorium. This video has been under development since 2012. I hope it conveys to you why I personally find Molten Salt Reactors so compelling, as do the many volunteers and supporters who helped create it. Much of the footage was shot by volunteers. All music was created by: http://kilowattsmusic.com To support this project, please visit: https://patreon.com/thorium Entities pursuing Molten Salt Reactors are... Flibe Energy - http://flibe-energy.com/ Terrestrial Energy - http://terrestrialenergy.com/ Moltex Energy - http://www.moltexenergy.com/ ThorCon Power - http://thorconpower.com/ Transatomic - http://www.transatomicpower.com/ Seaborg - http://seaborg.co/ Copenhagen Atomics - http://www.copenhagenatomics.com/ TerraPower - http://terrapower.com/ Bhabha Atomic Research Centre - http://www.barc.gov.in/ Chinese Academy of Sciences - http://english.cas.cn/ Regular Thorium conferences are organized by: http://thoriumenergyalliance.com/ http://thoriumenergyworld.com/ Table of Contents 0:00:00 Space 0:17:29 Constraints 0:28:22 Coolants 0:40:15 MSRE 0:48:54 Earth 0:59:46 Thorium 1:22:03 LFTR 1:36:13 Revolution 1:44:58 Forward 1:58:11 ROEI 2:05:41 Beginning 2:08:36 History 2:38:59 Dowtherm 2:47:57 Salt 2:51:44 Pebbles 3:06:07 India 3:18:44 Caldicott 3:35:55 Fission 3:56:22 Spectrum 4:04:25 Chemistry 4:12:51 Turbine 4:22:27 Waste 4:40:15 Decommission 4:54:39 Candlelight 5:13:06 Facts 5:26:08 Future 5:55:39 Pitches 5:56:17 Terrestrial 6:08:33 ThorCon 6:11:45 Flibe 6:20:51 End 6:25:53 Credits Some of this footage is remixed from non-MSR related sources, to help explain the importance of energy for both space exploration and everyday life here on Earth. Most prominently... Pandora's Promise - https://youtu.be/bDw3ET3zqxk Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson - https://youtu.be/Pun76NZMjCk Dr. Robert Zubrin - https://youtu.be/EKQSijn9FBs Mars Underground - https://youtu.be/tcTZvNLL0-w Andy Weir & Adam Savage - https://youtu.be/5SemyzKgaUU Periodic Table Videos - https://youtube.com/channel/UCtESv1e7ntJaLJYKIO1FoYw
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Heart of Steel
 
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Symposium of Architectural History The Whiteness of 19th Century American Architecture
 
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This symposium examines the racial discourses that subtended "American Architecture" movements during the long nineteenth century. Explore this site to learn more about the specific themes, case studies and speakers that will be featured at this event. "The Whiteness of American Architecture" is organized by Charles Davis II, UB assistant professor of architecture. About the symposium “The Whiteness of 19th Century American Architecture” is a one-day symposium in architectural history organized by the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo. This symposium is an outgrowth of the Race + Modern Architecture Project, an interdisciplinary workshop on the racial discourses of western architectural history from the Enlightenment to the present. Participants - Professor Mabel O. Wilson, Columbia GSAPP - Dianne Harris, senior program officer at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, architectural historian - Kathryn ‘Kate’ Holliday, architectural historian - Charles Davis, assistant professor of architectural history and criticism at the University at Buffalo Race + Modern Architecture Project Race + Modern Architecture logo The “Whiteness & American Architecture” symposium continues the research that began with the Race + Modern Architecture Project, a workshop conducted at Columbia University in 2013. The forthcoming co-edited volume, Race and Modern Architecture presents a collection of seventeen groundbreaking essays by distinguished scholars writing on the critical role of racial theory in shaping architectural discourse, from the Enlightenment to the present. The book, which grows out of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, multi-year research project, redresses longstanding neglect of racial discourses among architectural scholars. With individual essays exploring topics ranging from the role of race in eighteenth-century, Anglo-American neoclassical architecture, to 1970s radical design, the book reveals how the racial has been deployed to organize and conceptualize the spaces of modernity, from the individual building to the city to the nation to the planet. Sponsors - Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture - Columbia University - Darwin D. Martin House Complex - Buffalo, NY - School of Architecture - Victoria University of Wellington - UB Humanities Institute - University at Buffalo, SUNY - School of Architecture and Planning - University at Buffalo, SUNY Purpose and Themes Our symposium will outline a critical history of the white cultural nationalisms that have proliferated under the rubric of "American Architecture" during the long nineteenth century. This theme will be explored chronologically from the late-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century and regionally from representative avant-garde movements on the East Coast to the regionalist architectural styles of the Midwest and West Coast. Such movements included the neoclassical revivals of the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, the Chicago School of Architecture and the Prairie Style, the East Bay Style on the West Coast, the Arts & Crafts movement across the continent, and various interwar movements that claimed to find unique historical origins for an autochthonous American style of building. The five architectural historians in attendance have been charged with providing some preliminary answers to the central question of these proceedings: What definitions of American identity have historically influenced the most celebrated national architectural movements of the long nineteenth century, and how was this influence been manifested in the labor relations, ideological commitments and material dimensions of innovative architectural forms?
Alec Ross: "The Industries of the Future" | Talks at Google
 
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Alec Ross and Jared Cohen held a fireside chat at Google on geopolitics and innovation. Alec’s new book, The Industries of the Future, explores the key fields that will drive the next 20 years of change to our economies and societies—robotics, advanced life sciences, the code-ification of money, cybersecurity, and big data—and provides the geopolitical, cultural, and generational contexts out of which they are emerging. Alec is one of America’s leading experts on innovation, serving four years as Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In that role, he traveled more than half a million miles to 41 countries, including the war zones of Syria and cartel-controlled border towns in northern Mexico. He was also exposed to the highest levels of leadership in the biggest technology companies and governments around the world.
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Symposium on Private Military Security Companies Part 2
 
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19:03 - Panel Introduction 22:34 - Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff 38:38 - Ms. Caroline Batka 54:36 - Colonel (Ret.) Mark Cancian 1:12:46 - Mr. Chris Rothery 1:27:47 - Panel Discussion : Governance, Laws, and Ethical Standards 1:49:14 - Mr. Erik Prince 2:49:17 - Laura Dickinson
Nuclear Power - Dr. Helen Caldicott - Visions of the Future
 
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Dr. Helen Caldicott's statements on nuclear power are contrasted with a vision of abundant energy, exploration, and realized human potential. Music by KiloWatts: http://kilowattsmusic.com The world's most prolific anti-nuclear activist, Dr. Helen Caldicott has been featured many times by mainstream media and has testified before government panels on the subject of radiation. However, she has made many false statements. Repeatedly. Music created by KiloWatts: https://soundcloud.com/kilowatts Edited by Gordon McDowell: https://www.patreon.com/thorium Features video clips from Pandora's Promise: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/pandoras-promise/id675188533 Useful timecodes: 0:03:50 AP1000 (introduced) 0:04:10 Dr. Helen Caldicott (introduced) 0:07:39 Caldicott does not want China to modernize. 0:09:08 China's uses energy to create goods we buy. 0:10:52 Unleash human potential. 0:14:37 Energy for efficient resource mining (copper). 0:15:18 Energy for efficient resource recycling (steel). 0:17:37 Tyson on golden era NASA exploration. 0:20:08 Caldicott for candlelight. Candles for light. 0:20:34 Dr. James Hansen on energy & safety. 0:21:43 Caldicott cites Hansen. Hansen disagrees. 0:23:10 Tyson: Advancing a field attracts smart. 0:24:07 GM EV1 - Revolution needed. 0:25:50 Start Nuclear 101. Atoms. Fission. 0:29:34 Radiation. Geothermal. 0:34:50 Isotopes. 0:38:21 Chain reaction. 0:40:52 Uranium - Finite or renewable? 0:43:26 Nuclear waste. Fission products. Recycle. 0:50:03 Caldicott - We are not God. 0:51:43 Caldicott fearmonger spent fuel. 0:53:14 Ben Heard - Cask storage. Recycle fuel. 0:55:44 Coal ash. A legitimate waste concern. 0:58:40 Deliberately constraining energy supply. 1:05:22 Recognize limitations of solar & wind. 1:07:05 Germany burning biomass. 1:09:00 Nuclear replaced by combustion. 1:13:03 Caldicott's Global Preventive Medicine. 1:14:01 George Monbiot debates Caldicott. 1:15:07 Caldicott against energy use, lifestyle. 1:17:05 Caldicott's candles vs Penn and Teller. 1:20:22 Accustomed to uncompetitive nuclear. 1:21:08 Caldicott cites Russian Study. 1:21:47 Monbiot calls out Caldicott untruths. 1:23:26 Caldicott on nuclear = testosterone. 1:24:45 Caldicott on nuclear causing cancer. 1:31:31 Robert Stone - Facts unpersuasive. 1:33:26 President Kennedy to Moon. Lesson. 1:39:47 Aspiration vision/message needed. 1:42:03 Energy ideas the media notices. 1:45:17 Turning seawater into liquid fuels. 1:49:07 Energy as a byproduct. Trek future. 1:52:01 Energy is peace. 1:53:28 Energy to explore. Nuclear required. 2:01:26 Earth Panel. Challenges of solar. 2:03:14 Titan mission. 10 years vs 1 hour. 2:05:31 Nuclear beyond solar system. 2:08:10 Comet probe lands in shadow. 2:10:05 Elon Musk vs launch constraint. 2:13:31 Martian photosynthesis food. 2:15:36 Elon Musk. Mars solar & nuclear. 2:16:05 Europa. Tyson. James Cameron. 2:18:55 Back on Earth. 2:20:16 Clean energy cheap. Not sci-fi. 2:21:30 Shellenberger. Save nature. 2:32:25 People changing their minds. 2:33:28 Nuclear Industry. 2:36:21 Industry communications. 2:38:20 PWR status quo. 2:39:29 Advanced Reactors. Thorium. 2:41:08 People changing their minds. 2:43:12 Call to action for engineers. This video is a byproduct of THORIUM REMIX 2016: http://thoriumremix.com/
Views: 2132 Gordon McDowell
Ace Combat 7: List of All 42 Confirmed Aircraft (2018)
 
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Here's a compilation of all 42 aircraft that have been confirmed to appear in Ace Combat 7 so far and their status: playable or unplayable. It is said the game will have around 30 playable aircraft available at the release. For more videos about Ace Combat 7: https://goo.gl/7KpmA1 ✈✈ FAQ ✈✈ Q: Will there be Chinese aircraft in the game? A: This is very unlikely given that the developers are Japanese and they have never featured Chinese aircraft in earlier games. Q: Will there by propeller planes? A: Not playable ones. Q: Will we be able to play with bombers? A: Though not confirmed, this is extremely unlikely. Q: How many special weapon can we carry? A: In addition to the gun and standard missiles you can carry 1 special weapon from a choice of 3. Q: What kind of customization will be available? A: You will be able to add/switch parts of your aircraft to improve its specs. You will also be able to choose your paint scheme and emblems. ✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈ Follow me on social media for more Ace Combat! Twitter - https://twitter.com/Ace_Combat_Fan Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/ace_combat_fan Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/AceCombatFan Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AceCombatFan/
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Peter Joseph - Where Are We Going?
 
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Peter Joseph's November 15th 2009 presentation, given at Maharishi University (Fairfield, Iowa). http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/ Embedding & sharing is highly encouraged. Note: This LTI Repository location contains only "official", fully proofread versions of the transcript & its derived translations. More translations will be added as they are completed. If your language is not yet represented here, consider helping these efforts by joining your language team at http://bit.ly/Zj0QWC (LTI Forum).
Black community Supporting illegal child labor to enjoy Christmas
 
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Christmas Ornaments, Child Labor-http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/christmas-ornaments-child-labor.html TODAY millions of American children will be opening gifts left under Christmas trees. Sadly, many of those trees are decorated with ornaments produced by involuntary child labor. Just this month, an advocacy network, the Global March Against Child Labor, led a surprise raid of a sweatshop in New Delhi. Fourteen children, ages 8 to 14, were rescued. They were working in small, unventilated spaces for up to 15 hours a day, forced, under the constant threat of violence, to make Christmas decorations and seasonal gifts to be sold in America and Europe. In Chinese Factories, Lost Fingers and Low Pay- WalMart Officials Apologize for Under-Performing Chinese Labor Slaves-https://furiousmachine.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/walmart-officials-apologize-for-under-performing-chinese-labor-slaves/ “The problem with buying 9 year-old laborers is that they eventually grow to be 13 and 14 year-old laborers,” laments Garson. “Once they get to that age, they no longer have the small hands needed to perform the delicate soldering and welding tasks we require of them.” Compounding the issue is the fact that older children are too large to help out when production machinery gets jammed, a situation that can cause cost overruns when textile machines sit idle. “The average 8 year-old Chinese child is small enough to easily crawl into a textile machine and remove debris that might be keeping the cutting blades from operating properly,” Garson explains. “But without enough 8 year-olds, we don’t have adequate personnel to diagnose these issues as they occur.” Wal-Mart Settles Child Labor Cases-http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wal-mart-settles-child-labor-cases/ Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, will pay $135,540 to settle federal charges that it broke child labor laws, the Labor Department said Saturday. The 24 violations, which occurred at stores in Arkansas, Connecticut and New Hampshire, had to do with teenage workers who used hazardous equipment such as a chain saw, paper bailers and fork lifts. Wal-Mart denied the allegations but agreed to pay the penalty. A spokeswoman for the Bentonville, Ark., company said Wal-Mart was preparing a statement Saturday. Child labor laws prohibit anyone under 18 from operating hazardous equipment. The company also agreed to comply with any provisions they violated — in this case, child labor laws — in the future, said Victoria Lipnic, assistant secretary for the department's Employment Standard Administration. In the settlement, Wal-Mart also agreed to continue providing store managers with training on child labor law compliance and provide new managers with similar training. "This is a fairly standard thing to have an agreement like this," Lipnic said. The settlement was signed by both sides on Jan. 11. An announcement was not made before Saturday because the department was waiting for the settlement to be paid in full within the 30-day period agreed to, Lipnic said. The allegations, which occurred between 1998 and 2002, involved one case in New Hampshire where a youth was using a chain saw to trim Christmas trees. A majority of the cases in Connecticut involved children loading paper bailers. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., was critical of the provision that gives Wal-Mart 15 days notice before the Labor Department investigates wage and hour accusations. He said it could give Wal-Mart the chance to sweep violations under the rug. "I don't know if the Department of Labor threw in the towel or whether Wal-Mart put enough political pressure on them that they ended up with a sweetheart deal," Miller said, adding that he will ask the department's inspector general this week to review the agreement. "I don't know if there's anything in Wal-Mart's background with regards to allegations of violations of labor laws that would make any suggestion Wal-Mart has earned the right for this kind of treatment," Miller said. Wal-Mart has been the target of lawsuits accusing the company of bias against women and not paying employees for all the hours they worked. Wal-Mart has vigorously fought the court actions Wal-Mart is the world's largest company as measured by sales. At all its stores, Wal-Mart sales reached $284.8 billion for the year ending Jan. 28. © 2005 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Roblox | WILD WILD WEST SHOOT OUT! (Roblox Cowboys vs Sheriffs)
 
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Roblox Wild Wild West is a team based game where cowboys try to take out the army of sheriffs! ▬► WATCH ROBLOX PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAwLHOvbExc3Ear6qhfF2IR4OHYI4Lejf ►GET MY ROBLOX SHIRTS: https://www.roblox.com/catalog/646881138/Potato-Salad-Man-Shirt ▬▬▬▬▬▬▼MY CHANNELS▼▬▬▬▬▬▬ ● Minecraft Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAtlanticCraft ● Gaming Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAtlanticArcade ● Roblox Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQkoFF-Vkr3RTfov6ymT8g ▬▬▬▬▬▬▼ALL MY STUFF▼▬▬▬▬▬▬ ● My Game Studio: http://voidswrath.com/ ● Twitter: https://twitter.com/AtlanticCraft ● Clothing Line: http://voidcollection.com/ Fan Discord: https://discord.gg/atlanticcraft What is ROBLOX? ROBLOX is an online virtual playground and workshop, where kids of all ages can safely interact, create, have fun, and learn. It’s unique in that practically everything on ROBLOX is designed and constructed by members of the community. ROBLOX is designed for 8 to 18 year olds, but it is open to people of all ages. Each player starts by choosing an avatar and giving it an identity. They can then explore ROBLOX — interacting with others by chatting, playing games, or collaborating on creative projects. Each player is also given their own piece of undeveloped real estate along with a virtual toolbox with which to design and build anything — be it a navigable skyscraper, a working helicopter, a giant pinball machine, a multiplayer “Capture the Flag” game or some other, yet­to­be­dreamed-up creation. There is no cost for this first plot of virtual land. By participating and by building cool stuff, ROBLOX members can earn specialty badges as well as ROBLOX dollars (“ROBUX”). In turn, they can shop the online catalog to purchase avatar clothing and accessories as well as premium building materials, interactive components, and working mechanisms.
Watch the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate (Full Debate - 10/04/16)
 
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Bloomberg Politics will broadcast the vice presidential debate LIVE Tuesday October 4th, starting at 9pm ET. Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg Politics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloombergPolitics?sub_confirmation=1 And subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube for the latest business news: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg Politics is the destination for smart, non-partisan political coverage, offering breaking news and analysis, exclusive interviews, videos from the campaign trail, and more: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/ ‘With All Due Respect’ with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann airs every weeknight from 5 – 6 pm ET on Bloomberg Television: http://www.bloomberg.com/live Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/bpolitics/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BloombergPolitics/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bpolitics/
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Winona LaDuke - Building a Green Economy
 
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Rural communities have often been affected adversely in historic economic systems based on centralized power and food production. The loss of environmental and human wealth has been costly, particularly in Native American communities, but other rural communities are similarly affected. This historic pattern has buttressed an unsustainable way of life. The future must be sustainable in terms of environment, economics and social relations. Relocalizing food and energy systems as core elements of a rural economy indeed national and international economies has the potential to transform world social, economic and political relations. Our work at a local, national and international level describes how communities make change and the implications for larger society.
Roblox | STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS IN ROBLOX! (Star Wars Tycoon)
 
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Roblox | STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS IN ROBLOX! (Star Wars Tycoon) ▬► WATCH ROBLOX PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAwLHOvbExc3Ear6qhfF2IR4OHYI4Lejf ▬▬▬▬▬▬▼MY CHANNELS▼▬▬▬▬▬▬ ● Minecraft Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAtlanticCraft ● Gaming Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAtlanticArcade ● Roblox Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQkoFF-Vkr3RTfov6ymT8g ▬▬▬▬▬▬▼ALL MY STUFF▼▬▬▬▬▬▬ ● My Game Studio: http://voidswrath.com/ ● Twitter: https://twitter.com/AtlanticCraft ● Clothing Line: http://voidcollection.com/ Twitch Livestream: http://www.twitch.tv/atlanticcraft What is ROBLOX? ROBLOX is an online virtual playground and workshop, where kids of all ages can safely interact, create, have fun, and learn. It’s unique in that practically everything on ROBLOX is designed and constructed by members of the community. ROBLOX is designed for 8 to 18 year olds, but it is open to people of all ages. Each player starts by choosing an avatar and giving it an identity. They can then explore ROBLOX — interacting with others by chatting, playing games, or collaborating on creative projects. Each player is also given their own piece of undeveloped real estate along with a virtual toolbox with which to design and build anything — be it a navigable skyscraper, a working helicopter, a giant pinball machine, a multiplayer “Capture the Flag” game or some other, yet­to­be­dreamed-up creation. There is no cost for this first plot of virtual land. By participating and by building cool stuff, ROBLOX members can earn specialty badges as well as ROBLOX dollars (“ROBUX”). In turn, they can shop the online catalog to purchase avatar clothing and accessories as well as premium building materials, interactive components, and working mechanisms.
CIGIE Conference, July 11, 2018:  Building on 40 Years of Excellence in Independent Oversight
 
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Inspectors General are Building on 40 Years of Excellence in Independent Oversight. Learn more: https://www.ignet.gov/2018-commemoration. 12:00 Welcome – Carol Ochoa and Dave Berry, Conference Co-Chairs 30:00 Opening Remarks – Senator Charles Grassley 59:30 Keynote Address, “The Real Legacy of Watergate” – Bob Woodward, Associate Editor, Washington Post 1:44:14 Panel Discussion – Commemorating 40 years of Impact Gaston Gianni, Former Inspector General, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Mary Kendall, Acting Inspector General, Department of the Interior David Williams, Former Inspector General, United States Postal Service Scott MacFarlane, NBC-4 Washington (Moderator) 2:26:30 Panel Discussion – Congressional Views on Independent Oversight Senator Ron Johnson, Chairman, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Paul Light, Goddard Professor of Public Service, NYU (Moderator) 4:37:38 Panel Discussion – Agency and Outside Perspectives on Independent Oversight William Barr, Former U.S. Attorney General Sylvia Burwell, Former HHS Secretary and OMB Director Martha Minow, Harvard Law School Glenn Fine, Acting Inspector General, Department of Defense (Moderator) 5:36:37 Panel Discussion –The Pillars of Independent Oversight David Apol, Acting Director, Office of Government Ethics Henry Kerner, Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel Daniel Levinson, Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services Max Stier, Partnership for Public Service (Moderator) 6:53:00 Panel Discussion – Preparing for the Next 40 years of Independent Oversight Margaret Weichert, Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget Michael Horowitz, Inspector General, Department of Justice/CIGIE Chair Peg Gustafson, Inspector General, Department of Commerce Susan Gibson, Inspector General, National Reconnaissance Office Carrie Johnson, National Public Radio (Moderator) 7:55:00 Closing – Michael Horowitz, Inspector General, Department of Justice/CIGIE Chair This video features footage from C-SPAN, Storyblocks, the Jimmy Carter Library, the Reagan Library, the GPO, CIGIE and various Offices of Inspectors General. The footage is used with permission or is considered to be in the public domain. Stock media from Audioblocks | www.audioblocks.com | Composer Patrick Smith and Publisher Electric Philharmonic | Composer Mikael Manvelyan | Composer C. Zatta and Publisher SkillMedia Master | Composer Jason Donnelly and Publisher Music Design by Jason Inc. | Composer Joel Thomas Hunger and Producer Zec Music Ltd.
Views: 533 IGNet Admin
Spencer Weart's Interview
 
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Spencer Weart is a historian of science. Originally trained as a physicist, Weart served for many years as director of the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) in College Park, Maryland. In this interview, Weart discusses the French nuclear program, starting with its origins with Marie and Pierre Curie. He examines the prominent role of their daughter, Irene, and her husband, Frédéric Joliot, who together won a Nobel Prize in 1935 for their discovery of artificial radioactivity. Irene and Frédéric’s work made enormous contributions to the development of nuclear physics during the late 1930s. Weart goes on to explain how, during World War II, key members of the French program became part of the Manhattan Project, as well as Joliot’s role in the French Resistance. He concludes with a discussion of the postwar nuclear program in France. For the full transcript: https://www.manhattanprojectvoices.org/oral-histories/spencer-wearts-interview
Views: 208 AtomicHeritage
Dismantling Terrorist Networks and Countering Violent Extremism in sub-Saharan Africa
 
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Adotei Akwei, February 8, 2017 Boko Haram, al Shabaab, al Qeada in the Islamic Maghreb further challenge the nations of sub-Saharan Africa. Adotei Akwei of Amnesty International USA addresses how the nations of sub-Saharan Africa have faced the intrusions of violent extremism and terrorist organizations, explores the implications for human rights and governance, and considers and examines the role of the international community. See more Ath videos: http://tinyurl.com/MMCAth ► Like this video? SUBSCRIBE: http://tinyurl.com/CMCchannel ► Visit our website: http://www.cmc.edu/ ► Follow CMC: https://www.facebook.com/ClaremontMcKennaCollege https://twitter.com/cmcnews https://www.instagram.com/cmcnews/
PP&M Keynote - Innovating Together (TV300)
 
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The process, power and marine industries are facing significant headwinds with lower crude prices and reduced CAPEX expenditures. As a consequence, companies are exploring ways to reduce construction and operational costs, yet maintain their competitive advantage. Leading companies are expanding their leverage of technology in innovative ways to address these challenges head-on. In this keynote, hear first-hand from Intergraph PP&M customers about how they have innovated to successfully overcome project challenges across all phases of the value chain. Whether it’s efficiently reusing designs, streamlining procurement and logistics, advanced work packaging for construction, effectively managing multiple data sources or making unstructured documents smart with intelligent data, discover how these innovators are benefiting from technology solutions that provide dramatic time savings and improved quality.
Views: 1042 Hexagon
Breeder reactor
 
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A breeder reactor is a nuclear reactor capable of generating more fissile material than it consumes. These devices are able to achieve this feat because their neutron economy is high enough to breed more fissile fuel than they use from fertile material like uranium-238 or thorium-232. Breeders were at first considered attractive because of their superior fuel economy compared to light water reactors. Interest in breeders declined after the 1960s as more uranium reserves were found, and new methods of uranium enrichment reduced fuel costs. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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South African Border War | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: South African Border War Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The South African Border War, also known as the Namibian War of Independence, and sometimes denoted in South Africa as the Angolan Bush War, was a largely asymmetric conflict that occurred in Namibia (then South West Africa), Zambia, and Angola from 26 August 1966 to 21 March 1990. It was fought between the South African Defence Force (SADF) and the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), an armed wing of the South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO). The South African Border War resulted in some of the largest battles on the African continent since World War II and was closely intertwined with the Angolan Civil War. Following several decades of unsuccessful petitioning through the United Nations and the International Court of Justice for Namibian independence, SWAPO formed the PLAN in 1962 with material assistance from the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, and sympathetic African states such as Tanzania, Ghana, and Algeria. Fighting broke out between PLAN and the South African authorities in August 1966. Between 1975 and 1988 the SADF staged massive conventional raids into Angola and Zambia to eliminate PLAN's forward operating bases. It also deployed specialist counter-insurgency units such as Koevoet and 32 Battalion trained to carry out external reconnaissance and track guerrilla movements.South African tactics became increasingly aggressive as the conflict progressed. The SADF's incursions produced Angolan casualties and occasionally resulted in severe collateral damage to economic installations regarded as vital to the Angolan economy. Ostensibly to stop these raids, but also to disrupt the growing alliance between the SADF and the National Union for the Total Independence for Angola (UNITA), which the former was arming with captured PLAN equipment, the Soviet Union backed the People's Armed Forces of Liberation of Angola (FAPLA) through a large contingent of military advisers and up to four billion dollars' worth of modern defence technology in the 1980s. Beginning in 1984, regular Angolan units under Soviet command were confident enough to confront the SADF. Their positions were also bolstered by thousands of Cuban troops. The state of war between South Africa and Angola briefly ended with the short-lived Lusaka Accords, but resumed in August 1985 as both PLAN and UNITA took advantage of the ceasefire to intensify their own guerrilla activity, leading to a renewed phase of FAPLA combat operations culminating in the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale. The South African Border War was virtually ended by the Tripartite Accord, mediated by the United States, which committed to a withdrawal of Cuban and South African military personnel from Angola and South West Africa, respectively. PLAN launched its final guerrilla campaign in late March 1989. South West Africa received formal independence as the Republic of Namibia a year later, on 21 March 1990.Despite being largely fought in neighbouring states, the South African Border War had a phenomenal cultural and political impact on South African society. The country's apartheid government devoted considerable effort towards presenting the war as part of a containment programme against regional Soviet expansionism and used it to stoke public anti-communist sentiment. It remains an integral theme in contemporary South African literature at large and Afrikaans-language works in particular, having given rise to a unique genre known as grensliteratuur (directly translated "border literature").
Views: 148 Subhajit Sahu
ERWIN ROMMEL - WikiVidi Documentary
 
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Erwin Rommel was a German general and military theorist. Popularly known as the Desert Fox, he served as field marshal in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. Rommel was a highly decorated officer in World War I and was awarded the Pour le Mérite for his actions on the Italian Front. In 1937 he published his classic book on military tactics, Infantry Attacks, drawing on his experiences from World War I. In World War II, he distinguished himself as the commander of the 7th Panzer Division during the 1940 invasion of France. His leadership of German and Italian forces in the North African Campaign established his reputation as one of the most able tank commanders of the war, and earned him the nickname der Wüstenfuchs, "the Desert Fox". Among his British adversaries he earned a strong reputation for chivalry and the North African campaign has often been called a "war without hate". He later commanded the German forces opposing the Allied cross-channel invasion of Normand... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:03:28: Early life and career 00:05:06: World War I 00:08:33: Between the wars 00:13:06: Poland 1939 00:14:36: Panzer Division commander 00:16:13: Invasion of France and Belgium 00:18:05: Battle of Arras 00:20:11: Drive for the Channel 00:21:44: Execution of prisoners in France 00:24:58: Eyewitness account 00:25:25: North Africa 1941–1943 00:26:19: First Axis offensive 00:29:49: Siege of Tobruk 00:34:01: Operation Crusader 00:38:43: Battle of Gazala and capture of Tobruk 01:00:58: Italy 1943 01:03:01: Atlantic Wall 1944 01:12:16: Plot against Hitler 01:18:54: Death 01:24:20: Rommel's style as military commander 01:30:24: Relations with Italian forces 01:33:49: Views on the conduct of war 01:44:21: In Nazi and Allied propaganda 01:46:08: Successes in North Africa 01:49:25: Military reverses 01:52:40: Rommel's views on propaganda 01:55:35: Relationship with National Socialism 02:05:58: Rommel myth 02:10:40: Foundational works 02:13:11: Elements of the myth 02:14:14: Contradictions and ambiguities 02:17:54: Reputation as military commander 02:26:26: Family life ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Rommel
Calling All Cars: Body in the Mine / Twenty Keys to Death / Verduga Hills Murder
 
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The radio show Calling All Cars hired LAPD radio dispacher Jesse Rosenquist to be the voice of the dispatcher. Rosenquist was already famous because home radios could tune into early police radio frequencies. As the first police radio dispatcher presented to the public ear, his was the voice that actors went to when called upon for a radio dispatcher role. The iconic television series Dragnet, with LAPD Detective Joe Friday as the primary character, was the first major media representation of the department. Real LAPD operations inspired Jack Webb to create the series and close cooperation with department officers let him make it as realistic as possible, including authentic police equipment and sound recording on-site at the police station. Due to Dragnet's popularity, LAPD Chief Parker "became, after J. Edgar Hoover, the most well known and respected law enforcement official in the nation". In the 1960s, when the LAPD under Chief Thomas Reddin expanded its community relations division and began efforts to reach out to the African-American community, Dragnet followed suit with more emphasis on internal affairs and community policing than solving crimes, the show's previous mainstay. Several prominent representations of the LAPD and its officers in television and film include Adam-12, Blue Streak, Blue Thunder, Boomtown, The Closer, Colors, Crash, Columbo, Dark Blue, Die Hard, End of Watch, Heat, Hollywood Homicide, Hunter, Internal Affairs, Jackie Brown, L.A. Confidential, Lakeview Terrace, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Life, Numb3rs, The Shield, Southland, Speed, Street Kings, SWAT, Training Day and the Lethal Weapon, Rush Hour and Terminator film series. The LAPD is also featured in the video games Midnight Club II, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, L.A. Noire and Call of Juarez: The Cartel. The LAPD has also been the subject of numerous novels. Elizabeth Linington used the department as her backdrop in three different series written under three different names, perhaps the most popular being those novel featuring Det. Lt. Luis Mendoza, who was introduced in the Edgar-nominated Case Pending. Joseph Wambaugh, the son of a Pittsburgh policeman, spent fourteen years in the department, using his background to write novels with authentic fictional depictions of life in the LAPD. Wambaugh also created the Emmy-winning TV anthology series Police Story. Wambaugh was also a major influence on James Ellroy, who wrote several novels about the Department set during the 1940s and 1950s, the most famous of which are probably The Black Dahlia, fictionalizing the LAPD's most famous "cold case", and L.A. Confidential, which was made into a film of the same name. Both the novel and the film chronicled mass-murder and corruption inside and outside the force during the Parker era. Critic Roger Ebert indicates that the film's characters (from the 1950s) "represent the choices ahead for the LAPD": assisting Hollywood limelight, aggressive policing with relaxed ethics, and a "straight arrow" approach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAPD
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Cannabis documentary 2012 57min
 
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Rate & Share & Sub to legalize cannabis !!! @I do not own any rights.
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Voices - PCC Multicultural Center Performance
 
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PCC MultiCultural Center Performs Voices of a People's History: a student performance featuring the words of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past and present
Views: 3314 PCC Videos
He gives and He takes away! (subtitles)
 
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Sermon by Senior Pastor, Dave Bradley at First Baptist Church in Whitewright
Earth(ly) Matters: Beyond the Human II: Sense-Making and Justice
 
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Moderator: Jeffrey Moser (Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Brown University) Speakers: Mark Cladis (Brooke Russell Astor Professor of Humanities and Chair of Religious Studies, Brown University) presents "Racial and Environmental Justice in the Wild" Katherine Behar (Associate Professor of New Media Arts, Baruch College, City University of New York) presents "What Makes Sense? Environmental Sensing and Nonhuman Sense" For more info: https://www.brown.edu/academics/humanities/earthly-matters-2018 Friday, April 6, 2018 Brown University
Views: 227 Brown University
Fission is the New Fire
 
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Google Tech Talks April 16, 2007 ABSTRACT There are many common misconceptions about nuclear power that can be proven to be false, even among people with a variety of opinions. For example, it is often stated that nuclear power plants are very large and cost at least a couple of billion dollars. However, ever since there have been nuclear power plants, there have been some that have been small enough to fit inside submarines. One of those submarines is only 12 feet in diameter and could fit on half of a football field. It has also been said that nuclear power plants must operate at a nearly constant power level, yet they can power both submarines and aircraft carriers through extreme maneuvers....
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Words at War: The Ship / From the Land of the Silent People / Prisoner of the Japs
 
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The Yugoslav Front, also known as the National Liberation War, was a complex conflict that took place during World War II (1941--1945) in occupied Yugoslavia. The war began after the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was overrun by Axis forces and partitioned between Germany, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria and client regimes. Primarily it was a guerilla liberation war fought by the communist-led, republican Yugoslav Partisans against the Axis occupying forces and their locally-established puppet regimes, such as the Independent State of Croatia and the Nedić government. At the same time, it was a civil war between the Yugoslav Partisans and anti-communist paramilitaries, such as the Serbian royalist Chetniks and the Slovene Home Guard, whose level of collaboration and coordination with the Axis occupiers varied. Both the Yugoslav Partisans and the Chetnik movement initially resisted the occupation. However, after 1941, the Chetniks adopted a "policy of collaboration." They collaborated extensively and systematically with the Italian occupation forces until the Italian capitulation, and thereon also with German and Ustaše forces.[13][14] The Axis mounted a series of offensives intended to destroy the Partisans, coming close to doing so in winter and spring of 1943. Despite the setbacks, the Partisans remained a credible fighting force, gaining recognition from the Western Allies and laying the foundations for the post-war Yugoslav state. With support in logistics, equipment, training, and air power from the Western Allies, and Soviet ground troops in the Belgrade Offensive, the Partisans eventually gained control of the entire country and of border regions of Italy and Austria. The human cost of the war was enormous. The number of war victims is still in dispute, but is generally agreed to have been at least one million. Non-combat victims included the majority of the country's Jewish population, many of whom perished in concentration and extermination camps (e.g. Jasenovac, Banjica) run by the client regimes. In addition, the Croatian Ustaše regime committed genocide against local Serbs and Roma, the Chetniks pursued ethnic cleansing against the Muslim and Croat population, and Italian occupation authorities against Slovenes. German troops also carried out mass executions of civilians in retaliation for resistance activity (Kragujevac massacre). Finally, during and after the final stages of the war, Yugoslav authorities and Partisan troops carried out reprisals, including the deportation of the Danube Swabian population, forced marches and executions of thousands of captured collaborators and civilians fleeing their advance (Bleiburg massacre), and atrocities against the Italian population in Istria (Foibe killings). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yugoslavia_in_World_War_II
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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)
 
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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011) with subtitle. Storyline: A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject matter will transcend the issues of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and move to relate the core, empirical "life ground" attributes of human and social survival, extrapolating those immutable natural laws into a new sustainable social paradigm called a "Resource-Based Economy". Official Site: http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/ IMDb Page - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1166827/
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Mod-03 Lec-10 Supply Chain Risk-part2
 
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Global Supply Chain Management by Prof. N.Viswanadham, Department of Management, IISc Bangalore. For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.iitm.ac.in
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American Foreign Policy During the Cold War - John Stockwell
 
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The US has been criticized for supporting dictatorships with economic assistance and military hardware. More: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&tag=tra0c7-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=feb9a7adc6a74dc6bf295838c0aa10df&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=books&keywords=john%20stockwell Particular dictatorships have included Musharraf of Pakistan, the Shah of Iran, Museveni of Uganda, the Saudi Royal family, warlords in Somalia, and Augusto Pinochet in Chile. The US has been criticized by Noam Chomsky for opposing nationalist movements in foreign countries, including social reform. The United States was criticized for manipulating the internal affairs of foreign nations, including Guatemala, Chile, Cuba, Colombia, various countries in Africa including Uganda. See also Covert United States foreign regime change actions. The US has been accused of condoning actions by Israel against Palestinians. Some critics argue that America's policy of advocating democracy may be ineffective and even counterproductive. Zbigniew Brzezinski declared that "[t]he coming to power of Hamas is a very good example of excessive pressure for democratization" and argued that George W. Bush's attempts to use democracy as an instrument against terrorism were risky and dangerous. Analyst Jessica Tuchman Mathews of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace agreed that imposing democracy "from scratch" was unwise, and didn't work. Realist critics such as George F. Kennan argued U.S. responsibility is only to protect its own citizens and that Washington should deal with other governments on that basis alone; they criticize president Woodrow Wilson's emphasis on democratization and nation-building although it wasn't mentioned in Wilson's Fourteen Points, and the failure of the League of Nations to enforce international will regarding Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan in the 1930s. Realist critics attacked the idealism of Wilson as being ill-suited for weak states created at the Paris Peace Conference. Others, however, criticize the U.S. Senate's decision not to join the League of Nations which was based on isolationist public sentiment as being one cause for the organization's ineffectiveness. President Bush has been criticized for neglecting democracy and human rights by focusing exclusively on an effort to fight terrorism. The US was criticized for alleged prisoner abuse at Guantánamo Bay, Abu Ghraib in Iraq, and secret CIA prisons in eastern Europe, according to Amnesty International. In response, the US government claimed incidents of abuse were isolated incidents which did not reflect U.S. policy. In the 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. criticized excessive U.S. spending on military projects, and suggested a linkage between its foreign policy abroad and racism at home. Even in 1971, a Time Magazine essayist wondered why there were 375 major foreign military bases around the world with 3,000 lesser military facilities and concluded "there is no question that the U.S. today has too many troops scattered about in too many places." In a 2010 defense report, Cordesman criticized out-of-control military spending. Expenditures to fight the War on Terror are vast and seem limitless. The Iraq war was expensive and continues to be a severe drain on U.S. finances. Bacevich thinks the U.S. has a tendency to resort to military means to try to solve diplomatic problems. The Vietnam War was a costly, decade-long military engagement which ended in defeat, and the mainstream view today is that the entire war was a mistake. The dollar cost was $111 billion, or $698 billion in 2009 dollars. Similarly, the second Iraq war is viewed by many as being a mistake, since there were no weapons of mass destruction found, and the war continues today. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_American_foreign_policy
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Opioids and the Masses: Early Lessons from the Epidemic
 
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Speaker: Sally Satel, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, and Consulting Psychiatrist, Partners in Drug Abuse Rehabilitation and Counseling Clinic
Shifting to Solar and Wind Power with Janet Larsen
 
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Presented by Alworth Peace and Justice Lectures February 8, 2018 Presenter: Janet Larsen
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Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup | Full Audiobook with subtitles
 
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Twelve Years a Slave Solomon NORTHUP Twelve Years a Slave is the memoir of a freeborn African American from New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being held for twelve years on a Louisiana plantation, he is eventually freed and reunited with his family. (Summary by RobBoard) Genre(s): Memoirs Audio Book Audiobooks All Rights Reserved. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer visit librivox.org.
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House Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee  4/13/18
 
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00:53 - HF3988 (Layman) National Resources Research Institute academic and applied research funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated. 20:35 - HF3810 (Barr) Project Build Minnesota funding provided to encourage students to consider a career in the construction industry, and money appropriated. 43:50 - HF3519 (Anderson, P.) Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District funding provided, and money appropriated. 49:41 - HF4179 (Mahoney) African Economic Development Solutions grant funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:04:05 - HF3284 (West) Modular home requirements clarified. 1:09:07 - HF3285 (West) Home park closing provisions modified. 1:14:58 - HF3807 (West) Manufactured home installer fees modified. 1:17:12 - HF4377 (Mahoney) East metropolitan area pilot project funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated. 1:51:05 - HF3003 (Bahr) Carbon-free energy standard established, definition modified, and conforming changes made. 2;15;45 - HF3865 (Clark) Minneapolis; East Phillips Neighborhood Institute indoor urban farming project funding provided, and money appropriated. Runs 3 hours, 8 minutes. * Connect with House Public Information Services: www.house.mn/hinfo/hinfo.asp * Find Minnesota House of Representatives news and updates at Session Daily: www.house.mn/sessiondaily/ *Connect with the Minnesota House of Representatives: www.house.mn
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Wilder School Opioid Panel Discussion February 2018
 
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The Wilder School held a panel about the nation’s opioid epidemic on Tuesday, February 6, that focused on how the deterioration of communities has invited and encouraged drug use and crime. “The Opioid Epidemic: Impact on Communities,” examined the epidemic from a variety of perspectives and also looks at access to health care and public opinion on treatment. The panel follows the theme of this year’s VCU Common Book, “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opioid Epidemic” by Sam Quinones.
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