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Real Name: stephen
Channel: Electronica
A little about me...
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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radx says...

Putin was interviewed by a German public broadcaster. A video of it can be found here, but it's in Russian/German, unsurprisingly. As of now, RT is the only source I found for a proper English translation of the entire interview.

Anyway, it is quite disturbing to once again see just how different it sounds from what is being reported about him. The press make him sound like a power-crazed looney, yet of all the heads of state, this old spook is just about the only stable, calm, composed and diplomatic entity in the entire discussion. They call him out for an apparent unwillingness to talk, yet there he is, offering one olive branch after another.

Poroshenko is talking about getting ready for total war, yet to the media, and to folks like Abbott and Cameron, everything bad about the situation can be traced back to Putin.

I've said it before, I'll say it again: the way the press and some state officials are pushing for an open conflict with Russia, a century after the start of the First World War, 75 years after the start of the Second World War, sends chills down my spine. It is pure madness on a scale I thought we had overcome by now.

radx says...

You thought correctly. What a blast.

Even despite your recommendation, I expected it to be a run-of-the-mill action flick. Mucho pow pow, cheesy zingers everywhere... the usual. So it was all the more captivating when it turned out to be a proper dystopian cesspool of desperation.

When Dredd lured a group of them to a terminal, covered them in what looked like Willie Pete and set half the quadrant on fire -- that's cold. And if I didn't know Lena Headey to have quite the rock 'n roll personality, I'd be worried by how naturally the persona of an ice-cold murderer seems to come to her. Both Urban and Headey, now that I think about it. Very disturbing indeed.

Anyway, great recommendation, would have never touched it otherwise.

enoch said:

i think you will enjoy it immensely.

radx says...

Stallone's Dredd is the only Dredd-related thing I ever saw or read, which is why I wasn't particularly interested in any other versions of it ever since.

enoch said:

i dont know if you ever saw stallones dredd but it was bad..i mean BAAAAD.the remake is damn near perfect.fast paced and really keeps the tone of the graphic novel/comic.

i think you will enjoy it immensely.

radx says...

This article over at Truthout is a rather interesting read, albeit a bit long:

We're riding a global engine of ravenous resource consumption. We all know this can't go on forever, but the thought that it might come to a stop is so terrifying to all of us that most of the time we just want to live in denial.

A bit heavy on the eco-socialism, but a decent read nonetheless.

Also, the interrogation scene you posted convinced me to give Dredd a shot tonight.

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oritteropo says...

Nice... I didn't realise @lucky760 had enabled that. Yay

gorillaman said:

You can actually set an end time for YT embeds now by editing the code like this:

<iframe width="485" height="363" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/zbnPfDa4yhE?start=5&end=149" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe>

Which comes out like this. Has a tendency to bugger up sometimes if the viewer skips around or what have you, but in principle the functionality it there. If you don't want a start time use ?end= instead of &end=.

gorillaman says...

You can actually set an end time for YT embeds now by editing the code like this:

<iframe width="485" height="363" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/zbnPfDa4yhE?start=5&end=149" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe>

Which comes out like this. Has a tendency to bugger up sometimes if the viewer skips around or what have you, but in principle the functionality it there. If you don't want a start time use ?end= instead of &end=.

oritteropo says...

You could use http://www.tubechop.com/

Actually it didn't work for me, but it does work for some folks. The idea is that you put in the youtube url, select the start and end points, and then take the tubechop embed instead of the yt one.

Given that you're back down to 0 votes, if you can get the tubechopped embed, I'd suggest discarding the original and re-posting the first part... I'd upvote that, and I'm pretty sure Roman would be back to repeat his upvote... if you were willing to upvote your own vid you could even get to 3 votes

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