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1:09 – Intro
4:33 – The Wild World of Sovereign Citizens
6:44 – A Typical Stop
22:30 – The Sovereign Citizen Checklist
25:19 – The Case of Darrell Brooks
53:50 – Assessing the Danger
56:46 – Outro”
“Every day, the world flushes 270,000 trees down the toilet. If the US switched to bidets, it could save 15 million trees – so why don’t Americans use bidets? If you’re not familiar with this alternative to toilet paper in many countries, it’s a basin separate from the toilet for washing one’s nether regions. What countries use bidets? Many households in Europe, Asia, and South America rely on them.
And why are bidets popular in Europe, but not America? Colonial American hygiene began with chamber pots and outhouses, and the country eventually progressed to toilets. Overall, however, Americans were skittish about hygiene topics associated with bidets.”
“Few words in 20th century history have been as complicated as ‘Bolshevik.’ The Bolsheviks were a splinter group of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party and became a formal party in 1912. They were avowed Marxists and revolutionaries who spearheaded the Russian Revolution in 1917, toppling the Tsar and giving rise to the Soviet Union. They would later rename themselves as the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, although the Bolshevik nickname still stuck. For decades, the Bolsheviks ruled one of the most powerful countries on earth, endured a World War, and became locked in a decades-long ideological stand-off with the Capitalist world.
The Bolsheviks fell in 1991, and the USSR along with them, but in the years since, the legacy of their rule has been increasingly scrutinized. How much did the rosy propaganda of the USSR align with reality? What truths were revealed when the archives were opened? What diabolical things did the Bolsheviks do during the reign?
Today, we explore the dark deeds of the ruling party of the Soviet Union. If you enjoy videos like this and want to see more, click that like button and don’t forget to subscribe.
From the outset, the Bolsheviks were possessed by ideology. They preached a form of revolutionary Marxism that scorned private property and land ownership. They detested capitalism, monarchism, nationalism, and religion as tools of powerful groups to control the masses and instead believed that all of these things should be overthrown and replaced with a system of collective ownership for the benefit of the workers. The ideal Bolshevik future was one where everyone was equal in wealth and legal status, living in a world free from poverty, war, and oppression. It was an inspiring vision that had long appealed to many and continues to inspire people today. Advanced by articulate and intelligent thinkers, most notably Vladimir Lenin, Soviet-style Marxism gained traction in the early years of the 20th century.
However noble its goals may have been, even in these early years, the Bolsheviks showed that they were perfectly willing to sacrifice human lives on the altar of their ideology. For example, one of the ways that the Bolsheviks raised money in the 1900s was through robbery. This robbery often harmed the very people the Bolsheviks claimed to be protecting. In June 1907, in the Georgian city of Tiflis, a group of Bolsheviks ambushed a shipment of cash in the town’s Erivansky Square with firearms and explosives. In the ensuing violence, around 40 people were killed, many of them civilians. The robbery caused mass outrage against the Bolsheviks and many of the Bolsheviks leaders involved in the robbery, most notably Lenin and Stalin, later attempted to cover up their associations with the event. In the grand scheme of history, 40 deaths would be a mere drop in the ocean of what the Bolshevik would go on to do, but it was a chilling forewarning of what was to come.
By 1917, the memory of the robbery had faded. The Bolsheviks had become a potent force for Marxist revolution amidst a Russia locked in the grueling First World War. It was the Bolsheviks that lit the revolutionary spark that burned down the Tsarist regime in 1917 and eventually inaugurated the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR). It was the first socialist state in history and it would be christened in blood. In July 1918, the deposed Tsar Nicholas II along with his family, including his 13 year old son, were executed by Bolshevik forces in an act that remains deeply controversial to this day. The Russian Civil War erupted as countless factions sought to oppose the new regime”
I’ve never been a communist…At most, some of my positions are population centered socialism…Meaning, all individuals participate and benefit from it, not just a select few…And initiatives are centered around the stability and enrichment of the full population…but especially those with the least, who have the most need.
What happened during this era of the USSR, is testimony of why concentrated power is so dangerous.
I am wary of centralized power, governments and groups that dictate down to the masses.
At some point…they become so powerful and overwhelming, that in order to reform them or attain justice, it literally risks the complete destruction of those seeking change.
“Google’s MusicLM that uses AudioLM may have just changed the whole text to music AI landscape. Without using any diffusion, MusicLM creates extremely high (24 kHz) audio quality with consistent result that had my jaw dropped. Probably the first working and direct text to music that is accurate and fully synthesized. 2023 has started amazingly.
“Why did I watch all the Peanuts TV Specials? Why did I make an hour-long video about them? Why am I asking you all these questions?
The Peanuts Prime-time TV Specials have been running since 1965. And for some reason these have become a staple of TV viewing around whatever holiday they claim to be about. You’ve probably watched A Charlie Brown Christmas, or maybe It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, or I Want a Dog for Christmas Charlie Brown, or Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales. But have you seen Flashbeagle? Have you seen It’s Spring Training, Charlie Brown? Well I have, and now I’m going to tell you all about it.”
“Everyone always associates the kids’ TV channel Nickelodeon with slime, but do you know how the association began? In fact, slime was a trademark of their first big hit show, You Can’t Do That On Television, a low-budget Canadian sketch TV comedy that can for over a decade (1979-1990). One of the most irreverent kids shows ever made, this Canadian show recruited real kids to host and star in a sketch show that was like Saturday Night Live for the after-school set. Early stars included Alanis Morrisette, while the only adults on the show were ace sketch performers Les Lye and Abby Hagyard.
Ironically, the show was much more popular in the U.S than it ever was in Canada, with it only really gaining a cult following North of the border when their own version of Nickelodeon, YTV, started playing re-reruns in the late eighties/early nineties. Join us as we look back at this cult hit show, which remains a rarity to this day (although selected episodes are available on Paramount +).”
“A playful look at some of the world’s most iconic toys.We spent hours playing with them as children. We remember them long into our adulthood. But how much do we really know about our favorite toys?“The Story of Toys” is a fascinating factual series for both adults and children, that looks at this magical world, and explores how some of our most cherished toys relate to the history and culture of a nation. Each episode is dedicated to one specific toy group, from high-tech toys and dolls, to costumes, monsters and miniatures.In each episode, three children from three different countries – France, USA and Japan – are treated to a surprise journey to discover more about their favorite toys. Going behind-the-scenes of some incredible locations, they explore the secrets of a giant toy factory, visit international toy conventions and take part in exciting toy workshops.There are also plenty of fun facts about the toys, and we learn the background story of each toy: what made them famous in the first place, and why they still appeal to generations of children.”