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Monday, May 20

@dustcirclenews - DOCUMENTARIES: Nature of Existence, Turlock, Afraid of People, Euthanasia, Milking It, Just a Doctor, Runs on Water, Naked Citizens, China's Dirty Secrets, U.S. Crime and Gun Culture, America's War Games, Great Science Minds, Bridal Slaves, Baby Go Boom! Cholesterol Cover-up, Give Us the Money, Air Force One, Poor Us, Extradition, POW's Betrayed

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The Nature of Existence
For The Nature of Existence, Nygard prepared a questionnaire with 85 weighty philosophical questions, ranging from Why do we exist? and Do we have free will? to Who created God? and Is there a moral yardstick that applies to all cultures?

In February of 2012, the owners of A&L Poultry – a 50,000 hen egg farm – stopped feeding the hens in their care, leaving the birds without food for more than two weeks.

Social anxiety is anxiety (emotional discomfort, fear, apprehension, or worry) about social situations, interactions with others, and being evaluated or scrutinized by other people. The difference between Social Anxiety and normal apprehension of social situations is that social anxiety involves an intense feeling of fear in social situations and especially situations that are unfamiliar or in which you will be watched or evaluated by others. The feeling of fear is so strong that in these types of situations you may be so worried that you feel anxious just thinking about them and will go to great lengths to avoid them.

It is illegal in Australia, taboo across Asia, and a political and moral minefield to boot, yet poll after poll shows 80 percent of Australians want voluntary euthanasia introduced.

Recent years has seen the British dairy industry in trouble, with hundreds of dairy farms going bankrupt every year. Sharcott Pennings farm (a part of Stowell Farm) is a great example of a thriving dairy farm. Proving that when done right, dairy farming can still be a profitable business.

Dr Gary Hartstein, M.D. is the former FIA Medical Delegate for the Formula One World Championship. Gary has been key in developing some of the FIA’s new approaches and policies in terms of medical safety.

It Runs On Water gives viewers a clear message that Free Energy is on the way. Arthur C. Clarke explains how there were four stages in the way scientists react to the development of anything of a revolutionary nature. “Free Energy” was now working its way through these four stages of reaction.

Increasing numbers of “terror suspects” are now being arrested on the basis of online and CCTV surveillance data. Authorities claim they act in the public interest, but does this intense surveillance keep us safer?

China’s factories provide low cost products such as computers and cars to the rest of the world. But critics claim such economic progress takes a heavy toll, polluting the country’s air, land and rivers.

For the first time in years, US politicians are discussing serious gun control measures. But millions of people in the country’s inner cities live with the threat of gun violence on a daily basis.

America’s War Games
The United States’ military expenditures today account for about 40 percent of the world total. In 2012, the US spent some $682bn on its military – an amount more than what was spent by the next 13 countries combined.

SciShow: Great Minds
SciShow delves into the minds of some of humanity’s greatest scientists. 

In the midst of widespread poverty, fueled by economic inequality and rampant corruption, a new form of slavery – bridal slavery – has flourished in India. Women and young girls are sold for as little as $120 to men who often abuse them.

Culture in Decline: Baby Go Boom!
If you watch the news these days it seems to be a lot to be concerned about. Nuclear, war, terrorism, mass shootings, bombings, corporate fraud, bird flu, bank,failures, unemployment, contamination, gangs, general crime, and depending on your temperament and conditioning perhaps you’ve already armed yourself to the teeth and you’re watching this show from an underground bunkers somewhere, waiting for the end of civilization itself.

Statin Nation: The Great Cholesterol Cover-Up
We are told that cholesterol is a major cause of heart disease. At least 40 million people are currently taking cholesterol-lowering medications, known as statins, and millions more people are avoiding foods that contain saturated fat and cholesterol.

From Live Aid to Make Poverty History, celebrities have become activists against poverty. Bob Geldof and Bono have been the most prominent voices advocating on behalf of the poor.

Get the ultimate tour of Air Force One, including the President’s bedroom and restricted areas where top-secret technology is housed. Then meet the presidential pilot and the crew charged with operating this global command center in the sky.

Poor Us: An Animated History
The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewis’s film takes us through the changing world of poverty.


Extradition is a film that explores the injustices of the Extradition Act 2003 through the suffering of two individuals and their families. Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmed held without charge can be extradited according to the European Court of Human Rights. They have been held without charge for over 14 years collectively. The court concluded that “there would be no violation of the applicants’ rights if extradited to stand trial in the United States”. These men have been let down by the British justice system and now face being incarcerated in one of America’s toughest prisons. 

Pure History : Prisoners of War Betrayed

The fate of prisoners of war and missing in action is one of the darkest chapters of the Cold War. Tens of thousands of American soldiers and European survivors were sent to unknown destinations during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. This short documentary examines what happened and why.

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