U.S. Money: Do you have change for a dollar? – Culture & Vocabulary

U.S. Money: Do you have change for a dollar? – Culture & Vocabulary

Can you name these coins? This is a penny. It’s worth one cent. A nickel is five cents. A dime is ten cents. A quarter is twenty-five cents. In the U.S., quarters are the most useful coins to carry these days, but sometimes we don’t have any on us. I asked my Twitter followers to […]

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THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE | Season 33

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE | Season 33

A visit to the brand new national museum of African-American history and culture. African-American history $400. Here we go. At the gift shop you can pick up a canara, a candle holder that represents African roots. It’ll hold candles in the symbolic colors of: black for the people; red for their struggle; and green for […]

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Average American VS Average Russian – People Comparison

Average American VS Average Russian – People Comparison

Have you ever see the 1985 movie Rocky IV? That movie could easily have had the subheading: ‘America vs Russia’. The story depicts two boxers duking it out: America’s Rocky Balboa played by Sylvester Stallone, and the giant Ivan Drago, played by Dolph Lundgren. It came out 6 years before the collapse of the Soviet […]

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Cultural Appropriation

Cultural Appropriation

DOBSON: The importance of this moment, the 1950s, for thinking about this text of the 1850s, for you is that it’s informing how we read the text now. There’s no way for us in the present, in 2016, to read Moby Dick without dealing with this cultural appropriation of Moby Dick during the Cold War, […]

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HISTORY: CONSUMERISM

HISTORY: CONSUMERISM

For most of history, the overwhelming majority of the Earth’s inhabitants have owned, more or less, nothing. The clothes they stood up in, some bowls, a pot and a pan, perhaps a broom and, if things were going really well, a few farming implements. Nations and peoples remained consistently poor. Global GDP did not grow […]

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A Failure to Communicate

A Failure to Communicate

Excuse me. Hello? Hey! I’m a human being! If you don’t want to help, at least say so! [Machine] Hello. I am deaf. I may have trouble comprehending you. Thank you for your consideration. [Girl] Hm? [Machine] Usually, I’d read your lips to understand you. [Girl] Oh! Oh. [Machine] If you’d like, you could let […]

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The Zeitgeist Movement – Orientation Presentation 2009 [deutsche Untertitel]

The Zeitgeist Movement – Orientation Presentation 2009 [deutsche Untertitel]

the zeitgeist movement is not a political movement it does not recognize the visionary notions such as nations governance races religions creeds or class rather we see the world as one organism with the human species as a singular family simultaneously we acknowledge that we depend entirely on our environment not only in regard to […]

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All The Colours, Including Grue: How Languages See Colours Differently

All The Colours, Including Grue: How Languages See Colours Differently

Colours are easy, right? They’re one of the first things you learn as a kid. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, black, grey, brown, pink. And then when you learn other languages, all you have to do is learn the new words for the same colours. Except. That’s not the way it works. That […]

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Preserving a Mediterranean Heritage: The MOSAIKON Initiative

Preserving a Mediterranean Heritage: The MOSAIKON Initiative

The Mediterranean Sea, bordered by Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, has connected cultures for thousands of years. Its surrounding lands bare the traces of many civilizations. Among those remnants are mosaics that once embellished the private and public buildings of ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. These are not only artworks of great beauty, […]

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Rise of the Right: Marching in Europe’s Largest Nationalist Event

Rise of the Right: Marching in Europe’s Largest Nationalist Event

so we are basically what is the meeting place for all the nationalist launchers it’s in a few empty his legs there’s a couple of guys here look upon tasty hopefully won’t concentrate on me too much at any point during the day because I can’t imagine Ireland well for me I’m wearing a bib […]

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