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Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water. This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in Europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in Germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us.
Law enforcement is offering a reward of up to $65,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the 2008 bombing of the United States Armed Forces recruiting station in Times Square in New York City.
Police in East Cleveland, Ohio, have arrested a man after three female bodies were found wrapped in plastic near his home. A volunteer team begins searching the area after 35-year-old Michael Madison is arrested on suspicion of murder. Police chief Ralph Spotts prepares the residents for the possibility there are one or two more bodies as yet undiscovered.
Donald Wiley, a well-known Crenshaw District businessman, owner of Perfect Credit Plus, was shot and killed while sitting in his car outside his business. Police were searching for his killer.
Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in "2 Guns." An explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unique alliance: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent. For the past 12 months, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they have both been tasked to take down. When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Trench and Stigman are suddenly disavowed by their superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way. "2 Guns" is in theaters Friday, August 2.
Restoring security to homeownership is one of President Obama's top economic priorities. In Phoenix, he laid out his ideas to strengthen the housing market and ensure responsible middle class families have access to affordable mortgages and refinancing. But he made it clear that we can't go back to the same bubble-and-burst housing system that caused the financial crisis. We need a rock-solid foundation for financing homeownership with a bigger role for the private sector, where taxpayers aren't on the hook for the irresponsible behavior or bad decisions of financial institutions.
President Obama traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee yesterday to talk about the first cornerstone of middle class security: a good job in a durable, growing industry. He outlined his vision for an economy where everyone who works hard can get ahead, and his plan to make that vision a reality.
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On October 13, the infamous street artist Banksy attempted to sell $60 canvases (worth tens-of-thousands of dollars each) to unsuspecting New Yorkers. In seven hours, he had just three customers. A week later "Fake Banksy" appeared in the same spot, selling "fake" canvases for the same price. This is what happened.
Yesterday, eight days into the Republican government shutdown, President Obama spoke from the White House about the need for Republicans in Congress to stop threatening another recession just to sabotage Obamacare, stop demanding ransom just for doing their jobs, and just vote to reopen the government. He talked about the toll this shutdown is already taking on our country and the economy, and warned against the dire consequences of a default if Congress doesn’t act to prevent an economic shutdown.
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes "Wolverine" (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, and Hal Yamanouchi. "Wolverine" is in theaters July 26th, 2013.
As Ramadan begins, more than 100 hunger-strikers in Guantánamo Bay continue their protest. More than 40 of them are being force-fed. A leaked document sets out the military instructions, or standard operating procedure, for force-feeding detainees. In this four-minute film made by Human Rights organisation Reprieve and Bafta award-winning director Asif Kapadia, US actor and rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), experiences the procedure. Warning: some viewers may find these images distressing.
A crowd of 300 to 400 people, including low riders, peace-riders and others attended the Peace Rally on Sunday at Magic Johnson Park in South Los Angeles. "We're here in the name of Trayvon Martin," said Minister Tony Muhammad. "We're here to show the world that we have to also do something to heal the black-on-black crimes, the brown-on-black crimes and the brown-on-brown crimes, which lead to murder. We're here in the name of Trayvon Martin and the 25,000 who lost their life in the last 20 years to gang violence." Sheriff Lee Baca spoke in the same terms. "The message today is a celebration of peace and that we're all united in peace, and we're paying tribute to Trayvon Martin and his family …." Congresswoman Janice Hahn said: "I came out today to support the thousands of riders and thousands of others who are really calling for peace and unity in this nation. We're outraged at the senseless, tragic death of Trayvon Martin." Also present were Compton Mayor Aja Brown and a Compton City Council member.
Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler’s "Fruitvale Station" follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn’t been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day. Oscar’s life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area — and the entire nation — to its very core.
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"12 Years A Slave" is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.
A massive health clinic at the Los Angeles Sports Arena treated about 5,000 persons over four days at the Exposition Park venue. Most of the thousands who came to the clinic were those without health care or with limited access to health care.
A Republican Nevada state assemblyman said that he would vote for legislation in favor of slavery if his constituents wanted him to. According to the Las Vegas Sun, Jim Wheeler of Gardnerville, NV was speaking to the Storey County Republican Party when he made the remarks last August, although they are only now coming to light.
Detroit race riots of July 1967, which engulfed the city for five days after the public were outraged by the brutality of a police raid on an unlicensed bar. The film eventually zeros in on one particular incident at the Algiers Motel, where a group of black men and white women were terrorized (and some killed) by police officers.
Professional safari guide Johann Lombard experienced something like never before with some intense elephants. No animals were provoked into action nor are any situations instigated or set up for TV. Johann Lombard's professional safari guiding ability was always present ensuring the safety of both the animals and the people with him. Despite all precautions taken, sometimes the animals do act out without any provocation - which results in some of the amazing footage captured.