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Old 11-05-18, 07:37 PM
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Al Jazeera feeds on YouTube. They change the YouTube links every 24 hours but it's free.

I thank all gods they took that tepid yankee-ass-kissing "Al Jazeera America" off the air so I can get the real deal again. I like the more international flavor than the more America centric news services that focus more on US politics. And because I don't have television cable anymore, just internet.

For featured shows I like the "The Listening Post"

"Empire"

"People and Power"

"The Big Picture"

And the really informative historical and current events documentaries that the Qatar subsidized broadcaster really invests in to make them a Premier World News Service. They are the primary reason that Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf States have blockaded Qatar and futilely have demanded the News services dissolution. So you have to know they are exposing something worthwhile for the watching.

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Old 11-06-18, 09:27 AM
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Interesting. I lived in England for 2 years and it was remarkable how much more international BBC news is.

When you say "Empire", I'm guessing you don't mean this?

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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Interesting. I lived in England for 2 years and it was remarkable how much more international BBC news is.

When you say "Empire", I'm guessing you don't mean this?

Nope. At the risk of going political I'll just briefly say that we are the Hegemon and it be about our satraps and policies. Yeah the BBC is good. France 24 is alright. There are features on Al Jazeera that I'd just as soon miss too and I'll catch the BBC sometimes when I do.

The only thing I really miss is "The Deadliest Catch" but I can actually download the MP4s of those about a year belatedly while watching. If I get seasick I don't hafta threaten to die or puke in the galley to get a Coast Guard chopper to put my feet on solid ground. I just stand up out of my chair and turn those heavy seas off for awhile.

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Old 11-07-18, 01:49 PM
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Nope. At the risk of going political I'll just briefly say that we are the Hegemon and it be about our satraps and policies. Yeah the BBC is good. France 24 is alright. There are features on Al Jazeera that I'd just as soon miss too and I'll catch the BBC sometimes when I do.
I'm pretty ignorant, frankly, my impression of Al Jazeera is that it's Arabic-CNN, and the fact that it always seems to be the source of sound-bites of on-the-ground arabic anger against the west (mobs burning american flags, or mobs celebrating terrorist actions) has associated it in my (and I'm sure many others') minds as being linked to terrorism.

What's the relation between Al Jazeera for its Arabic markets, vs the English-language programming they put out? Do they ever seem to support terrorism? Or just report it?
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Old 11-08-18, 04:15 AM
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I'm pretty ignorant, frankly, my impression of Al Jazeera is that it's Arabic-CNN, and the fact that it always seems to be the source of sound-bites of on-the-ground arabic anger against the west (mobs burning american flags, or mobs celebrating terrorist actions) has associated it in my (and I'm sure many others') minds as being linked to terrorism.

What's the relation between Al Jazeera for its Arabic markets, vs the English-language programming they put out? Do they ever seem to support terrorism? Or just report it?
Actually I probably wouldn't call a feature like "Empire" entirely critical so much as a realistic assessment of our policies with an underlying realization of necessity. They might have panelists that point out their perceptions of mistakes.

I think some of the contemporary western perceptions of them supporting "terrorism" might be coming from Saudi and other Gulf States publicity campaigns baselessly leveling the charges in reaction to Al Jazeera covering their counter revolutionary crackdowns as they'd rather be doing that in the dark as would we sometimes.

It's not unlike Jack London not wanting to be briefed by the Japanese military in Tokyo on the progress of the Siege of Port Arthur during the Russo Japanese War so he arranged to buy a small sailing vessel, sailed it across the Korean Strait and began reporting on the carnage from the front which the Japanese did not appreciate so they arrested him. The Japanese were taking huge losses and that did not fit the narrative of their briefings back in Tokyo.

The Gulf States would like to see Al Jazeera shut down altogether. The news service also tend to cover the Israeli Palestinian issue from the West Bank and we don't. On the other hand their recent documentary on the Yom Kipper war was a very balanced piece that actually seemed complimentary to Ariel Sharron as an Armored unit commander at war. I'm also sure they balance that with other history that exposes Sharron's retaliatory operations with unit 101 during the '50s. I haven't seen them do it but I'm aware of the history.
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Old 11-08-18, 08:42 AM
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I mostly watch youtube. Joe Robinet, Doug Outside, My Self Reliance. Mostly camping and bushcraft content.

On Netflix, I watched Ozark, fantastic show.

Just started Hell on Wheels on Netflix. Never watched much when I was married and had satellite. Others I never watched before Netflix was Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy. But since I got Red Dead Redemption for the kids, I'm getting into the late 1890's early 1900's themed shows now. There's quite a few I'll start watching.

The Ranch is another on Netflix.
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Old 11-08-18, 09:34 PM
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In a few weeks here there's a new series of River Monsters with Jeremy Wade. The only tv series I'll repeatedly watch repeats of. He has another off shoot series coming called Mighty Rivers, should be interesting
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In a few weeks here there's a new series of River Monsters with Jeremy Wade. The only tv series I'll repeatedly watch repeats of. He has another off shoot series coming called Mighty Rivers, should be interesting
One of the most oddly addictive and interesting shows, even for people who don't particularly like fishing.
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Old 11-10-18, 01:12 PM
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i watched, "god friended me" it was pretty good, about as bad as an toned down episode of "black mirror"
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Old 11-19-18, 08:23 AM
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I have been watching Fixer Upper lately. Great show, I have to say. They also have cool hosts, and Joanna is one of my favorite! I would like to recommend the article from https://amomama.us/110691-joanna-gaines.html about it. I think you will like it too

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Old 11-19-18, 08:30 AM
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i watched, "god friended me" it was pretty good, about as bad as an toned down episode of "black mirror"
It might be a religious program like Touch by an Angel was but at least it's a change from all the murder and serial killer shows that are the norm these days. More wholesome viewing like the old days.
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Old 11-19-18, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
One of the most oddly addictive and interesting shows, even for people who don't particularly like fishing.
Glad to not be the only one here that sees it that way.
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Old 11-19-18, 12:14 PM
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Been watching some Australian TV on Netflix.. Rake..

an episode of Black Mirror, UK, (using many locations) seen last ..
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Old 11-19-18, 12:18 PM
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Been watching some Australian TV on Netflix
I strangely enjoyed watching Little Lunch with my kids. Just so much fun to listen to the accent!
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Old 11-19-18, 12:28 PM
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Kath & Kim is a Hoot !

never paid any attention to the US knock-off
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Old 11-19-18, 12:40 PM
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Get Shorty (the TV series) season 1 is on Netflix. Excellent. Better than the movie.
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Old 11-19-18, 12:53 PM
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The movie was fun, I'll have to check out the series.
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I was flipping thru the channels last night and stopped at a station with the opening song "Ahead by a Century" by the Tragically Hip. Being Canadian, I was curious what kind of show would use it. Started out not my type of show but I ended up watching back to back episodes (2hrs total) and enjoyed it!

The show is "Anne with an E" and it is currently in its 3rd season (never heard of it). I checked Netflix and will be watching from season 1.....my wife will wonder if I bumped my head
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Old 11-19-18, 04:13 PM
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I had a big crush on Anne of Green Gables (Megan Follows) back in the day, but I'm thinking the new series will not be as good
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Old 11-19-18, 09:32 PM
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I watched 12 minutes of Veep. It has the same flaw of many shows now: too much playing with their phones. That's how work is done now for many political jobs, but it's still boring to watch.
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The moral persona is the one character PC Hollywood always seems to omit. Its as if that's the part of humanity should stay behind closed doors.
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Old 11-20-18, 10:08 AM
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Too true. It seems as if we're in a time where people are not only doing things which were formerly seen as immoral, but also approving them in others. No respect for virtue and character anymore. Get off my lawn!
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I just finished watching last night on Netflix, "Repertoire", a 4-part stand-up comedy series by James Acaster (he's British). Lots of great, funny stuff, but also a lot of innovation, and an underlying backbone of heart. It takes you a while to figure out through the funny that he's using the funny to delve into personal struggles.
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I watched the first segment of The Little Drummer Girl on AMC. Very good, but the number and frequency of commercials on AMC is horrendous. I doubt if I ever will watch anything on AMC again.
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I'm not sure but it's in color and muted and that's fine.
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