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Hello everyone, my name is Bart Hendrikx. No, I don't have any blood relations with Jimi. Berlin is where I am now. In less than 3 decades of this inspired life of mine, I've uncovered a bit of Mother Earth, living in cities like Amsterdam, Maastricht, Antwerp, London, Antibes, NY, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newport Beach and 5 years of Malibu, CA where I worked in Advertising, Music, Film and TV. I collect air miles as often as I redeem them. Welcome to my My World: A Non-Commercial Blog intended for private personal study and educational purposes only with no charge made for any materials. Together we will absorb a daily recommended dose of inspirational content. We will laugh, we will cry - but most of all - we will delight in the inspired creations of humanity. Great documentaries, films, TV series, books, music, eclectic visions, interesting opinions, history lessons and anything else that uplifts and informs the human spirit. Enjoy your stay. And don't hesitate to click on the Random button, arrow above or by messaging me if you want your mirrored copyright material (Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976) which is intended for private personal study only removed - I enjoy talking to strangers.

"The search for life in space begins on the ocean floor…"

How did we manage to get to the 21st century and miss an area the size of Australia on our own planet that we don’t know anything about? With this question Canadian born Film Director, environmentalist and let’s not forget explorer James Cameron started his Deepsea Challenger mission and others…. The clip above is from the brilliant 2005 Aliens of the Deep (CLIP) (Educators’ Guide) (BUY BLU-RAY HERE)Cameron teamed up with NASA scientists to explore the Mid-Ocean Ridge, a submerged chain of mountains that band the Earth and are home to some of the planet’s most unique life forms. A-ONE-TO-WATCH HERE!. Seven years ago Cameron’s Deepsea Challenger mission started which is in select theatres in the US since August 8th 2014 - DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D (TRAILER). Cameron and his team designed and build the Challenger with it’s goal to advance the world’s understanding of our ocean’s vast range of biological and geological phenomenaCameron has logged more than 3,000 hours underwater and is a veteran of 85 submersible dives, most of them to depths greater than two miles, and of eight oceanographic expeditions. With the words 'release, release, release' Cameron dived on March 26th, 2012 to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. Almost 11,000 meters deep. He was the first person to do this in a solo descent, and the 3rd person to do so ever. Cameron and his science colleagues already presented findings at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Fransicso on December 21st 2012:” Microbiologist Douglas Bartlett from the University of California, San Diego described crustaceans called amphipods (WIKI)—oceanic cousins to pill bugs—that were collected from the New Britain Trench and grow to enormous sizes five miles (eight kilometers) down. Normally less than an inch (one to two centimeters) long in other deep-sea areas, the amphipods collected on the expedition measured 7 inches (17 centimeters). Bartlett also noted that sea cucumbers (WIKI), some of which may be new species, dominated many of the areas the team sampled in the New Britain Trench. The expedition visited this area before the dive to Challenger Deep. Marine geologist Patricia Fryer with the University of Hawaii described some of the deepest seeps yet discovered. These seeps, where water heated by chemical reactions in the rocks percolates up through the seafloor and into the ocean, could offer hints of how life originated on Earth. And Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand, and astrobiologist with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, spoke about how life in these stygian ecosystems, powered by chemical reactions, could parallel the evolution of life on other planets. Thankx again for raising the bar Mr. Cameron! Check the latest National Geographic documentary on James Cameron’s Voyage To The Bottom Of The Earth here (VIDEO) (TRAILER)For more information go to DeepSea Challenge Website. Roatan Institute of Deep Sea Exploration R.I.D.E. (VIDEO) (VIDEO)Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionCreatures of the Deep Ocean (VIDEO HD), Alien deep with Bob Ballard (VIDEO)BBC’s LIfe Excerpt - (DVD)Discovery Channel - Aliens of the Deep Sea (VIDEO)BBC’s Planet Earth: Creatures of the Deep Excerpt - (DVD), 18 Episode series ‘The Undersea World of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau (WIKI) (VIDEO 1 till 18) and Don Walsh and Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard’s dive with the Trieste bathyscaphe into the Mariana Trench. (VIDEO) This article is a renewal and re-write from an original AskTheRightQuestion article from a year ago. 

"Sandbrook is an inveterate demolisher of myths"

BBC UK programmes presents: A timeless, fantastic and brilliantly scripted documentary by the BBC Two. The Doc. aired on august 2013 and examined Germany’s economic power and the automobile industry at the heart of it. Across the world, the badges of Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and Mercedes inspire immediate awe. Even in Britain, where memories of Second World War run deep, we can’t resist the appeal of a German car. By contrast, our own industry is a shadow of its former self. Historian Dominic Sandbrook asks what it is we got wrong, and what the Germans got so right. Producer was Fatima Salaria and the assistant producer was Zoe Jewell, both of whom also worked on The 70s. The cameraman was Neil Harvey, and the executive producer was Lucy Hetherington. Watch full doc. above. MORE: (BBC) (Germany’s sustainable growth) (BBC - Just what makes Germans so successful?) 

This is a bank, not a charity…

Have a look at the 2001 American documentary film called Life and Debt, directed by Stephanie Black. The Film examines in a truly fascinating exposé way, the economic and social situation in Jamaica, and specifically the impact thereon of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank’s globalisation policies. Its starting point is the essay A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid. FULL FILM HERE….Want to learn more about this about the IMF and World Bank, I recommend: Joseph E. Stiglitz’s Globalization and Its Discontents (BOOK)Jagdish Bhagwati’s In Defense of Globalization (BOOK)Jeffrey Sachs’ The End of Poverty (BOOK)Lawrence McQuillan and Peter Montgomery book called The International Monetary Fund (BOOK),Russell Roberts’ The Choice (BOOK)Mark S. Copelovitch’s Banks, Bonds, and Bailouts (BOOK), A Guide to the World Bank (BOOK)The New Rulers of the World (BOOK) + (DOC)John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (BOOK), and Michael Hudson’s Trade, Development and Foreign Debt (BOOK)The Video above is an excerpt from the "surviving progress."  

"Conventional economics is a form of brain damage."

The above quote comes from Ph.D David Suzuki. Suzuki is Canadian academic (Ph.D Zoology)professor (genetics) and environmental activist was starring (CLIP) in the film Surviving Progress….Before the rise of Rome, nations and city-states forgave all debt from time to time and started again. Today one of the most efficient means of making money is to create debt. Interested? then watch the film Surviving Progress (TRAILER) (VIEW IN I-TUNES), a 2011 documentary film based on Ronald Wright’s bestseller “A Short History Of Progress”. SP explores the double-edged story of the grave risks we pose to our own survival in the name of progress. And how we are repeatedly destroyed by ‘progress traps’ – alluring technologies which serve immediate need but rob us of our long term future. Features nobody else then British theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking. And economic historian research professor Michael Hudson. With Martin Scorsese as executive producer - (Story of Stuff) "This time the film leaves us with a challenge – to prove that civilisation and survival is not the biggest progress trap of them all"!