I recently came across an interesting YouTube channel containing lots of interesting footage from old archived documentaries. The clips on this channel generally cover the era from the early 1940s to the early 1970s- though some date from as early as 1907 while others are from 1981.
Link to YouTube Channel: wdtvlive42 – Archive Footage
Here are two interesting examples about two very diverse subjects. The first one is about nuclear thermal rockets– a concept that was successfully developed and extensively tested on the ground in the 1950s and 1960s. Sadly, it was never used to propel an actual spacecraft- manned or unmanned. The second one is classic cold-war hysteria about how communists want infiltrate USA and subvert capitalism, something that is oddly topical again.
Clip 1: Nuclear Thermal Rockets: Nuclear Propulsion in Space – 1968
Clip 2: Freedom And You: The Red Nightmare – 1957
Here is an interesting YouTube channel that I have watched, on and off, for the previous few months. OK, to be more specific- I usually watch the reports by 2-3 of their journalists (Michael Tracey, Jordan Chariton and Emma Vigeland).
Here is the link to the channel: TYT Politics
And here are a couple of recent, and interesting, clips. The first one is about the interesting case of a journalist prone to confabulism (Kurt Eichenwald) pressing criminal charges against some guy sending him a flashing tweet which allegedly triggered an epileptic seizure. The second clip is about all those the Putin-Russia’ claims by establishment democrats and their most fervent supporters seem to be helping Trump rather than hurting him. It also makes the point focusing on these dubious and flimsy claims, at the expense of going after Trump for his many real and tangible problems, does not help the establishment democrats who are pushing this story.
Clip 1: Is A Tweet Now A “Deadly Weapon”?
Clip 2: Jordan and Michael Working For Russia?!
A few months ago, I came across an interesting videogame related channel. While it contains recorded footage from a number of video games, the channel seems to specialize in Half-Life and Half Life 2 mods. I would go so far as to say that I have not seen any other YouTube with such an extensive collection of HL and HL2 mods. As some of you might know, the HL series of videogames happens to be one of my all time favorites.
Here is link to the YouTube channel – Bolloxed
Please note that both example clips (shown below) are long and best enjoyed by opening in new browser tabs.
Clip 1– Half-Life 2: PROSPEKT – Year 1 Update
Clip 2 – Half-Life 2: Sprucecape – Full Walkthrough
Here is a really funny montage of establishment democrats telling you, somewhat unintentionally, why the democratic party in its current form has no real future. Came across it on YouTube channel of TYT Politics. While I certainly do not agree with everybody on that channel or TYT (especially some democratic establishment apologists), their content is generally superior to the outright corporatist crap you see on TV news channels like CNN, MSNBC, Fox etc.
“They had learned nothing and forgotten nothing”― popularly attributed to Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord.
Here is another interesting YouTube channel, or sub-channel, I came across a few months ago. It is basically a series of interviews and short documentaries hosted by Abby Martin on teleSUR English. She largely covers issues which the MSM either does not report or lies about such as interference by USA in the affairs of other countries, serious systemic problems in USA, abuses perpetrated by USA-based multinational companies etc.
Link for sub-channel: The Empire Files with Abby Martin
Here is one recent and relevant clip containing an interview with Mark Ames about the massive and destructive interference by USA in Russia from 1991 to the election of Putin in late 1999. It is a useful summary of all the reasons why Russians grew to hate the USA (especially its establishment) and support Putin.
While writing an upcoming post about why the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) is a terrible idea on multiple levels, it occurred to me that I had not yet posted one of the best and smartest YouTube spoofs about that subject. FYI, I first came across this spoof in late-2014 and thought it was hilarious enough to post on many places other than this blog. In case you are wondering, the imaginary IoT product mentioned in that spoof is scarily close to some products that have actually received venture capital funding in Silly Valley.
While one of my older posts does contain a clip from his channel about Barack Obama’s less than stellar legacy, I thought it would be a good idea to post a link to Jimmy Dore’s YouTube channel and explain a bit more about him. So.. Jimmy Dore is a stand-up comedian and political commentator, who is currently best known for his scathing commentary on establishment democrats and republicans on TYT.
What sets him apart from other comedians who comment on politics is his willingness to skewer establishment democrats and corporate liberals with the same viciousness and frequency as republicans and self-righteous religious nutcases. As many of you know, most comedian-turned-political-commentators are not interested in delivering any significant critique on establishment democrat and “moderate” republican public figures.
Here is a link to his YouTube channel: The Jimmy Dore Show
Interesting Clip 1
Interesting Clip 2