Alexa struggled a bit, coughing when it said the New England Patriots are the favorite to win the game. However, Alexa then says that “I’m flying with the Eagles on this one” before letting out an Eagles cheer. Credit: James Kiernan via Storyful
This Hi-Tech Airplane Suite Is Probably Nicer Than Most Apartments cindyd 2018-02-030 views This Hi-Tech Airplane Suite Is Probably Nicer Than Most Apartments Travel blogger Zach Honig got to experience Emirates’ brand-new Boeing 777 plane on a December 1 flight from Dubai to Brussels. The updated aircraft features futuristic suites for first-class passengers, and Honig shared a quick tour of his suite, 1E, to Twitter at the request of an eight-year-old aviation fan called Patrick. The enclosed suite is fitted with a 32-inch TV screen, a climate control device, virtual windows and two mini-bars filled with treats. There’s even some cool light fixtures shaped like a tree on the outside. The video had over 500 likes on Twitter, and was gaining attention on Reddit at the time of writing. Credit: Twitter/Zach Honig via Storyful
Storyful-194272-Kingfish_Mayhem_Near_Port_Stephens_Following_Mass_Escape_From_Fish_Farm.mp4 cindyd 2018-02-030 views 'Kingfish Mayhem' Near Port Stephens Following Mass Escape From Fish Farm Tens of thousands of kingfish have overwhelmed the Port Stephens area after escaping from a nearby fish farm. This January 20 video shows what the uploader described as “kingfish mayhem” near Broughton Island, north of Sydney. The 17,000 yellowtail kingfish escaped a sea cage last week and have a predatory nature which is harmful to wild marine life, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. Marine Parks Association Chairman Frank Future said the fish were “ravenous,” and that “once they realise they won’t get any food in the form of pellets they’ll be eating anything they can find.” The fish belonged to a joint New South Wales-Tasmania sustainable food project, Huon Aquaculture, which was criticised for its detrimental effect on the ecosystem. Credit: team_scratchie via Storyful
Confucius Institutes a Danger All cindyd 2018-01-2680 views Confucius Institutes are a non-profit public education organization that partners with universities and schools around the world in a bid to promote Chinese language and culture.
However, the aim of the institutes, which are a part of China’s Ministry of Education, have been plagued by concerns ranging from human rights violations, financial incentives and censored content to national security and espionage.
The Epoch Times sat down with Göran Lindblad, former vice president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and a former Swedish Parliament member, to talk about some of the controversy surrounding Confucius Institutes and the strategies the Chinese Communist Party uses to infiltrate western organizations.
Mr Lindblad also serves as President of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience a non-governmental organization active in research, documentation, education, and raising awareness about totalitarian regimes.
Memoir of a Communist Slave cindyd 2018-01-26147 views Memoir of a Communist Slave tells the harrowing and true story of David Huang—a man whose wife was murdered by the same oppressors that forced him into China’s notorious prison ‘gulag system’ in the early 2000’s. It was there he suffered and endured ‘re-education through labour’ for his faith.
The belief system he follows is a traditional Chinese practise called Falun Gong, a blend of Buddhist and Taoist-like teachings mixed with meditation. Falun Gong rose to enormous popularity in the 1990’s, with millions of Chinese participating in the practise. By 1999, the Communist State, under the direction of then dictator Jiang Zemin moved to eliminate and systematically persecute Falun Gong followers.
Emerging emaciated from incarceration after two years, David was tipped off that he was about to be arrested for a second time. Grappling with little other than the prospect of death, he attempts to escape China in a quest for freedom.
A story of tragedy, faith and resistance in the face of brutal totalitarianism, Memoir of a Communist Slave is one man’s journey to uncover what he believes has held him and his people hostage for too long.
Produced, written and directed by Gina Shakespeare
How doctors in China turn into murderers cindyd 2018-01-1040K views "This is a new form of genocide and it's using the most respected members of society to implement it. This is one of the central tests of our time. We can't avoid this any longer."
The Origins of Anitfa cindyd 2018-01-092K views The extremist anarchist-communist group Antifa is not a new movement. It was founded in 1921 as part of the Soviet Union’s front operations to bring about communist dictatorship in Germany. Learn its history.