Monday, May 31, 2010

“We Are The Best” - Best Party - Reyjkavik, Iceland

Besti Flokkurinn!!

This video comes off the Max Keiser blog. Congrats to Best Party's Jon Gnarr as the new Mayor of Reyjkavik. Will they eventually get infiltrated with corruption just like the other political parties?

Good show! Good tune! Thank you subtitles!

[Youtube] “We Are The Best” - Best Party - Reyjkavik, Iceland


I filled up my car's gas tank at a BP ARCO gas station and now my engine leaks oil...

Ok.. keep my day job you say?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Kal Ho Naa Ho: Theme Song in HD


Sharukh Khan has a terminal illness and, therefore, refuses to marry the lady. They both want to marry each other. She marries someone else and he is present. The sequence goes through bits and pieces of an Indian marriage. Great music throughout!

Tomorrow I will show the actual Kal Ho Naa Ho song!

Btw, what would you guys like me to blog about? There's a lot of blogs that I get my info from so I don't want to repeat what others are posting. My blog only points to material from these blogs. So I will only repost to my blog if you guys are not keeping with these other blogs. So let me know what you've liked so far, what I should do more of, and what I should skip.

If you want to reach me by email it's mitesh.damania over at

Sorry, captions / subtitles are ahead by ~5 seconds. Song starts at 2:35.

[Youtube] Kal Ho Naa Ho's Theme Song HD (Starts 2:35)(Captions are 5 secs ahead)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Amazing film of San Francisco in 1905


This film is shot from a cable car traveling down Market Street in San Francisco in 1905. This is shot a year before the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 whence the San Andreas fault slipped to the tune of 7.9 on the Richter scale. The city was engulfed and destroyed by fire.

Check out the comments on Youtube for this video!

[Youtube] How goes it in San Francisco in 1905?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Clarke and Dawes on the European Bailout


Clarke and Dawes from ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) News run in circles asking each other a few simple questions about the European bailout. It's quite funny.

[Youtube] Clarke and Dawes funny shtick on the European bailout

Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm: A look into passionate farming

Meet the Farmer TV visits Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm, a multigenerational farm based in Virginia. We look into techniques employed to grow food in a local, appealing, sustainable, and dignified manner.

Threats faced to this type of farming come from big agribusiness, big pharmacetical, chemical/fertilizer monopolies, and GM seed companies who hire the government (EPA, USDA, etc) as their henchmen to take down production methods that shrink their sales. Doublespeak and "double-do" are visited, analyzed, and dismissed.

Take a look at how poultry, cattle, pigs, turkeys, and rabbits should be raised.

[Youtube] Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm - Part 1

[Youtube] Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm - Part 2

[Youtube] Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm - Part 3

Friday, May 21, 2010

The People that make your iPhones's DailyTech had an article a few days ago about the appalling conditions at Foxconn's factory in China that makes Apple's iPads, iPods, and iPhones. I think we can do better than this.

[Article] Employees suffer in order to save a few bucks off Apple products

UPDATE: Tom's Hardware also had an article:
[Article] Tom's Hardware covers suicides at Foxconn

Encore: The Duplex Apartment

Hey guys, long time no blog posts! I was out and about on business travel. Sorry about that. Looks like I've got to catch up on a lot of the online material.

Anyways, here's an amazing look at the SUPERSIZED hotel room @ Encore, Las Vegas. These rooms make up the ends of the Encore building. These things at 6000 sq ft are bigger than most houses! Reserved for the high rollers and now available on a select basis to the regular public, rumors are these go for $3000-$5000 per night can be had for half that during the weekdays. The reviewer got in at $1250 on a weekday but don't expect that low of a price. I've read comments that Travelocity and Orbitz has them.

Here's a comment on Youtube:
Provided there aren't any ultra high rollers in town and management allows you to book one, you're looking at about $3.5K to $8K per night. Most weeknight are in the $5K range.
I lucked out, though. I booked during the absolute lowest point of the recession for the deadest time of the year 7 months in advance for $1250. Considering that the single story version of this suite never goes under $2K per night, I think it's safe to say the deal I scored will never happen again :-(

[Youtube]'s The Duplex Apartment at Encore review - Part 1

[Youtube]'s The Duplex Apartment at Encore review - Part 2

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Educational Video about Despotism in 1946


The way things are going, people are going to welcome in fascism. Come on down, Hitler! Yeay Tyranny!!

Come hell or high water, it will be demanded by the middle and upper class stockholders that stock prices hold at high levels. If other people must suffer and/or die, so be it!

Anyways, here's the video...

[Google Video] 1946 film about Despotism

Nova: Mind over Money - Human Economic Behavior


See how a $20 bill gets bought for $28. The Dutch Tulip mania gets covered. Bubbles get created even though the value of item traded will be $0 at the end, and the traders know it, but they buy anyways!

I do think that I would rather have that $100 now than $102 tomorrow. Who wants to spend time and gas coming back to collect $2 more dollars? Furthermore, it's a matter of trust. Maybe the person won't be present to give you that $102 tomorrow.

The scariest thing is there's $60 trillion (Max Keiser gives a figure that's much higher) in derivatives that's been created that will come due sooner or later. Can you say unsustainable? SELL NOW! Maybe buying farmland and ammo isn't so irrational!

[Video] PBS's Nova presents Mind Over Money

Yes, Bush is still around


You can run from bush, but you can't hide! He's omnipresent!

I noticed a huge spike in gas prices this week. Is this due to selling the oil spill?

George Bush maybe gone but his legacy and that of his cronies is ever so present as we deal with the oil spill in Louisiana. Mix in Reagan/Bush Sr./Clinton/Bush deregulation and Halliburton and what do you get? A man-made, didn't have to happen, disaster.

First of all, where's the automatic shutoff valve? If it's there, why is it not working? And why does the government need to be called (an effort funded by the taxpayers) in every time there's a disaster? The federal government sent in an army of office people and DC hacks to make it look like Obama was doing something. It's not another Katrina! I'm not sure how airplane sorties is supposed to cleanup an oil spill. Oh and what about the damage to other people's businesses, like the fishermen, and tourism offices, and businesses on the beach? These oil companies are not liable for any damage to other people's properties and business income? We'll keep having these situations until we get off the internalize profits, externalize costs economic model. The corporations do not need coddling. They need some serious attitude adjustments.

[Article] on the oil rig oil spill disaster courtesy

[Article] Bush's cronies at Cameron International responsible for oil platform's failed shutoff valve?

Ravi Batra on The Thom Hartmann Show 04-30-2010

It's been a really long time since Dr. Ravi Batra has been on Thom Hartmann's show.

Dr. Ravi Batra talks about CEOs causing the economic disaster, not the government. The government implements what these CEOs advocate. Dr. Batra is also in favor of cooperatives (employee owned workplaces).

The interview starts 36:00 minutes into the file.

[MP3] Ravi Batra interview on The Thom Hartmann Show 04-30-2010 (starts at 36:00min)