The Black Crowes are a blues-oriented hard rock jam band that have sold over 15 million albums and were hailed by Melody Maker as "The Most Rock 'n' Roll Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World." The band has toured with acts such as Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Jimmy Page, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Oasis, AC/DC and Lenny Kravitz. The Crowes are listed at #92 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".
In Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, one pride has 22 lions in all: they are a Superpride. Few lion prides reach superpride status. This phenomenon requires the right conditions: plentiful prey, strong pride Play males, and keeping cubs alive to maturity
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: COLOMBIA'S DRUG WAR PART 1 OF 2 1-"More than 100,000 acres are deforested each year to grow coca, marijuana, and opium poppies. Paradoxically, the drug war waged by the US and Colombian governments has exacerbated deforestation and loss of biodiversity. Growers have been pushed higher up the slopes and in to more remote, virgin forests of the Andes (aided by an increase in opium cultivation which favors higher altitudes) as a means of escaping the law. Seventy three percent of the Andes, an area that is vital to the conservation of Colombia's water supply, has been deforested as a result of both migration and drug cultivation." 2-"Due to the illegality of coca and poppy growth the farmers place their fields on hillsides, which are more difficult for the government agents to reach than fields located on the valley floors. Because the government does pursue an active eradication campaign, the farmers rarely expect to enjoy long-term cultivation of their fields and, consequently, rarely employ soil conservation techniques. The coca fields are planted along the contours of the land with little terracing and the fields are kept bare of plants except for the coca or poppy plants. These methods, in combination with the steep slopes, serve to strip away topsoil with every strong wind and heavy rain, very quickly making the fields infertile not only for further cultivation but for jungle plant life as well. Recent observers over-flying the jungle describe it as a patchwork quilt of green broken by patches of gray desolation. In addition to causing soil infertility, the topsoil runoff fills waterways and rivers with sediment changing their courses, causing flooding, and killing fish and aquatic plant life by lowering the oxygen content of the water and smothering the river bottoms." 3-"Illicit production of methamphetamine may involve hazardous materials that are toxic, corrosive, flammable, or explosive."
METH: THE WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS DRUG PART 1 OF 3 Meth really is the mother of all drugs. It's the cheapest, dirtiest and most powerful drug in existence today. It's also the fastest spreading. Meth doesn't kill its addicts immediately. The process is slow, during which it takes an extreme physical and psychological toll. Meth literally rots people's bodies—teeth, face and insides. Frankly, I was appalled by how ugly it made frequent users. I explored the impact meth is having on societies in Portland, Omaha and Bangkok. The reasons people start using the drug differ from city to city. In Portland, I was shocked to learn that 80 percent of that city's prisons hold people on meth-related charges. Whether the charges are for drug dealing, identity theft or armed robbery, somehow they are connected to meth. Portland's hospitals are overwhelmed by patients admitted for meth abuse. I've always considered Portland to be one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S., but meth's impact on it has been tremendously ugly. But there is hope. Addicts can recover. I had the privilege of meeting a man in Portland who is six months into recovery. His name is Kobe. Kobe was very good looking, smart and athletic when he got addicted. But meth nearly destroyed his life. I was amazed after I heard his story that he was even alive. The most poignant part of his story was that his parents, who are loving and middle class, told me what a relief it was to learn that he had been arrested and jailed … because that meant they knew where he was and that he was alive. Lisa Ling
HOOKED: ILLEGAL DRUGS & HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY: EPISODE FOUR LSD, ECSTASY & THE RAVES PART 2 OF 3 There has been a "drug culture" since the dawn of civilization. Sumerian cuneiform tablets from 3000 BC show a poppy harvest, as do ancient Egyptian scripts and Greek statues adorned with poppy crowns. Far more recently, Freud sung the praises of cocaine, which was included in the original recipe for Coca-Cola. But since the industrial revolution, drug use has changed dramatically, and society's response to this--particularly in America--has been to demonize users and make drugs illegal. Pharmacologists, scientists, and other experts discuss how mind-altering drugs have been used for thousands of years during this two-part History Channel program. Viewers will learn about 3000 B.C. poppy harvests, Dr. Sigmund Freud's interest in cocaine, and how controlled substances are used medicinally. Segments also focus on America's "War on Drugs" and shifting public attitudes toward illegal drug use. Volume two looks at how cocaine and other drugs were once included in popular consumer products and how people continue to search for new "highs." The large warehouse party phenomena known as "raves" are noted, along with the widespread usage of Ecstasy and other drugs at such events.
RWANDA: DO THE SCARS EVER FADE PART 1 OF 3 In 1994, the small African country of Rwanda was awash in blood. Extremists in the majority Hutu-controlled government organized a systematic genocide of Rwanda's minority Tutsi population. In just 100 days, more than 800,000 were killed. The atrocity was halted a decade ago, but for Rwandans the ordeal does not yet have an ending. Today, the physical scars sustained by survivors are fading, but emotional scars remain. Rwanda: Do Scars Ever Fade? explores the country's turbulent pre-genocide history, the horrifying 1994 slaughter and the difficult ten-year, post-genocide period during which the current government has embarked upon an ambitious effort aimed at reconciliation. The program grapples with a perplexing question: How does a country haunted by the scourge of its past recover? Producer - Paul Freedman Director - Paul Freedman Release Date - 2005
Don't miss the other parts in this playlist http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/xi6em_Muslim_Forever_banned-bible For many of the faithful, the idea smacks of heresy. But the Bible we know is just one of many versions that surely circulated in the early days of Christianity. Even fully-fledged books were left out of the "final draft." In this single collection, THE HISTORY CHANNEL® has gathered a definitive survey of these "extracanonical" texts. Learn of their creation alongside - or even before - the more accepted books of the Bible we know today. Discover their messages and what we can conclude about the early Church from their exclusion. And see the lengths to which ancient editors went to hide them and to which modern scholars have gone to uncover them. This documentary series comprises over three hours of eye-opening information that vastly expands our knowledge of the Bible's creation.
PBS FRONTLINE: HOUSE OF SAUD PART 1 OF 6 Saudi Arabia—one of the United States' most important allies for more than sixty years—is home to vast oil fields and a wealthy, often extravagant, monarchy. It is also home to fifteen of the nineteen terrorists responsible for the attacks of September 11, 2001. Until 9/11, most Americans paid little attention to how the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was run. But in the aftermath of the attacks, America awoke to some difficult truths about its longtime ally: for decades, Saudi wealth and charities supported individuals and organizations dedicated to doing America harm, and its universities and religious schools—known as madrassas—prepared countless young men for jihad against the West. Today, Saudi television broadcasts programs where children read poems against Jews and in praise of Islamic martyrs. Recently twenty-six Saudi clerics, among them, Sheikh Nasser al-Omar, issued a fatwa, or edict, encouraging Muslims to fight the Americans in Iraq. And in December 2004, gunmen attacked the American consulate in Jeddah. "Investigating the history of U.S.-Saudi relations, it quickly becomes clear that this is an alliance built on quicksand," says co-producer Martin Smith, who has reported from the region for previous FRONTLINE films including "Saudi Time Bomb?" and "In Search of Al Qaeda." It was Franklin Roosevelt, seen in rare archival footage conducting a top-secret World War II meeting with Saudi King Abd al-Aziz on board the USS Quincy, who established the basic principles behind the U.S.-Saudi alliance
TIME LIFE - LOST CIVILIZATIONS PRESENTS AFRICA: A HISTORY DENIED PART 1 OF 3 Cloaked in darkness since medieval times, the spectacular ruins of the once dazzling, southern African kingdom of Great Zimbabwe posed a thorny dilemma for white settlers who claimed to have "discovered" the region a mere hundred years before. Refusing to believe the massive, finely hewn walls could be the product of native culture, white "experts" eager to claim the land for Europeans credited the ancient city to everyone from wandering Phoenicians to the biblical Queen of Sheba. In so doing, they began a long insidious European tradition of willful misinterpretation of Africa's past, until, in the ultimate irony, the place where human history began would become a place with no history of its own. Now, trek inland to the remote site of Great Zimbabwe, a fabulous "lost city," which reached its glory in the 14th century. Then, sift the sands of time to uncover the equally splendid culture of Africa's Swahili Coast. The fabulously wealthy center of the thriving gold and ivory trades until the 16th century, its cities now lie all but forgotten, buried under centuries of indifference. Reclaiming their past from a long tradition of racial prejudice and neglect, the descendants of these lost cultures are only now discovering the extraordinary achievements of Africa's indigenous civilizations. Actor Sam Waterston hosts this ten-part series that revisits ancient cultures on four continents. Dramatic re-enactments recall key historic events, and attractive location footage provides viewers with interesting information about the featured cultures. This episode looks at some of the trade routes established by the ancient, sub-Saharan tribes of Africa.
UNREPORTED WORLD: BRAZIL (SLUM WARFARE) PART 1 OF 2 Unreported World is a foreign affairs programme broadcast by Channel 4 in the UK. It's reporters have travelled to dangerous locations all over the world in an attempt to uncover stories usually ignored by the world media. After negotiating with some of Rio's leading drug lords to gain permission to film on their turf, reporter Khaled Kazziha and director Tom Porter live in the world of the traffickers for three weeks. They uncover the reality of a war that is claiming the lives of innocent civilians as well as policemen and the traffickers. Rio de Janeiro has always had a violent side to its tourist image of a paradise city, but the violence has grown to such an extent that for many of the people who now live there, conditions are warlike. In the past twenty years half a million people have been killed in Brazil by firearms alone. There are more gun-related killings in Brazil than in many war zones - four times as many people have been killed there as the number recorded in the past 50 years of Arab-Israeli conflict.
HISTORY CHANNEL: SECRET SOCIETIES PART 1 OF 3 They are the subjects of controversy and curiosity. Their members include some of the world's most powerful individuals, including political leaders and the super-rich. Their goals are unknown. HISTORY'S MYSTERIES delves into the tightly guarded world of SECRET SOCIETIES in an attempt to lift the veil of mystery surrounding groups like the Skull & Bones, the Bilderbergs and the Tri-Lateral Commission. We'll hear from some conspiracy theorists who believe that they are conspiring to take over the world, and others who contend that they already have! Historians help document what is known about the groups' origins and aims, and we'll see intriguing evidence that suggests that some fears about these organizations may be justified! SECRET SOCIETIES: HISTORY'S DARK SIDE journey's through the past and present in search of clues for what is really going on behind the closed doors of the groups whose names--but not aims--are known.
HISTORY CHANNEL PRESENTS HOOKED: ILLEGAL DRUGS & HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY EPISODE I: OPIUM, MORPHINE & HEROIN PART 1 OF 3 There has been a "drug culture" since the dawn of civilization. Sumerian cuneiform tablets from 3000 BC show a poppy harvest, as do ancient Egyptian scripts and Greek statues adorned with poppy crowns. Far more recently, Freud sung the praises of cocaine, which was included in the original recipe for Coca-Cola. But since the industrial revolution, drug use has changed dramatically, and society's response to this--particularly in America--has been to demonize users and make drugs illegal. Hooked explores the world of illegal drugs, meeting with pharmacologists and scientists to learn exactly what effect they have on us and exploring the social and legislative changes that have transformed (and, some would argue, created) the drug culture of the 20th century. Outspoken advocates on both sides of the "war on drugs" illuminate this polarizing issue, and fascinating accounts and artifacts illustrate the role of drugs throughout history. An examination of the history of the poppy plant and three of its deadliest derivatives. In ancient times, the poppy was considered divine, but in the 19th and 20th centuries, its addicting and lethal qualities caused unprecedented national outrage, social upheaval, and even sparked two wars. Used by the upper classes as patent medicines, heroin became the bane of society when the working class began to use it. In 1914, Federal law banned heroin and opium, and restricted morphine to medicinal use.
Jesus debate rekindled Feb 26: Author Simcha Jacobovici and filmmaker James Cameron talk with TODAY host Meredith Vieira about their new book and Discovery Channel documentary, which challenge basic Christian teachings about the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth.
La plus grande catastrophe naturelle de l'antiquiteLe dernier jour de Pompei retrace la plus grande catastrophe naturelle de l'antiquite - l'eruption du Vesuve, en 79 apres JC, il y a presque 2000 ans.Ce film est l'histoire authentique des dernieres 24 heures de Pompei. Une tragedie vue a travers les yeux de ceux qui l'ont vecu, qui ont essaye de s'echapper, et qui sont morts, mais aussi du seul et unique survivant. La description de ce desastre, conte par Gaius Plinius Minor, reste a ce jour incroyable. L'histoire du dernier jour de Pompei a pu etre connue par plusieurs indices, tels que les corps des victimes ou les objets de la vie quotidienne figes dans la lave.Voir la video complete sur imineo.com : http://www.imineo.com/cinema/fiction-historique/dernier-jour-pompei-video-3645.htm