Polar Bear: King of the Arctic

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Polar.Bear.Battlefield. by BBC – Full documentary movie – (49:08 minutes)

Published on Jan 14, 2013

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – “The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is a large bear, approximately the same size as the omnivorous Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi). A boar (adult male) weighs around 350–700 kg (770–1,500 lb), while a sow (adult female) is about half that size. Although it is the sister species of the brown bear, it has evolved to occupy a narrower ecological niche, with many body characteristics adapted for cold temperatures, for moving across snow, ice, and open water, and for hunting the seals which make up most of its diet. Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time at sea. Their scientific name means “maritime bear”, and derives from this fact. Polar bears hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea ice, often living off fat reserves when no sea ice is present.

The polar bear is classified as a vulnerable species, with eight of the nineteen polar bear subpopulations in decline. For decades, large scale hunting raised international concern for the future of the species … For thousands of years, the polar bear has been a key figure in the material, spiritual, and cultural life of Arctic indigenous peoples, and polar bears remain important in their cultures.”

Polar Bear – Short (05:57 minutes)


From Nature View Photography on WordPress – “Polar Bears have an extraordinary sense of smell. They can smell a seal pup under a layer of snow/ice from over one kilometre in distance. When a Polar Bear roams the ice in search of food, this sense of smell is their most important sense. If a bear has smelled something, you often see him raise his head to be able to sniff better.

When a person is on the ice, it sometimes happens that bears get interested . They smells a new and different smell than what they are used to.

From these meetings we’ve (Nature View Photography) had during one afternoon in the past season I’ve [http://natureviewphotography.wordpress.com/] also made a movie. You can view it here (watch in HD and full screen). OR on http://natureviewphotography.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/kingofthearctic/


Is There Anything More Beautiful Than This?

She’s Alive… Beautiful… Finite… Hurting… Worth Dying for.

Uploaded on Jun 26, 2011

This is a non-commercial attempt from http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryasi…, to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless ‘consumers’ are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today. The cut was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network.

Content credit: The principal source for the footage was Yann Arthus-Bertrand‘s incredible film HOME http://www.homethemovie.org/. The music was by ArmandAmar.

The original movie in French (en français) [1 hour 33 minute] – Voir le film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNGDj9IeAuI&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

Home Website: http://www.homethemovie.org/

Published on May 12, 2009

This is a crucial period. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and prevent …

(en français) Nous vivons une période cruciale. Les scientifiques nous disent que nous avons 10 ans pour changer nos modes de vie, éviter d’épuiser les ressources naturelles et empêcher une

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Creative sheep farmers! & Maximum Risk (1996)

Short: (Filmed in 240p, low-resolution, probably best viewed on small screen)

The Baaa-Studs present EXTREME SHEPHERDING

Creative sheep farmers! (2:45 minutes)

Published on (on YouTube) Sep 5, 2013, but filmed in 2009

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Full Length Movie: (Filmed in higher but automatic resolution. Probably best viewed on full screen. If you have a slower speed Internet connection It can be viewed in other resolutions by click on the gear icon.

Maximum Risk (1996) Van Damme (1 hour, 36 minutes)

Published on Jan 20, 2013

Rated R (Mature Audience) Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme & Natasha Hentsridge. An Action/Thriller. ‘Welcome To The Other Side Of Safety’

Category: Matinee Saturdays

Tags: the baaa-studs present extreme shepherding, creative sheep farmers!, emris “the electician”, gerry “the player”, rob “the led master”, bernard “the general”, maximum risk, rated r (mature audience), jean-claude van damme, natasha hentsridge, action/thriller, welcome to the other side of safety

“The Cure” (Charlie Chaplin) 1917 – Black & White, “Silent Movie” (Sound was dubbed in later).

“THE CURE” (1917) Charlie Chaplin | Edna Purviance | Eric Campbell (19:08 minutes)

>> Sound On – This best viewed in SMALL SCREEN the original resolution (240p) is not very high. If you only have a slow speed Internet connection you may:

  1. Reset the resolution by clicking on the ‘gear’ icon at the bottom and selection the even lower resolution (144p), or
  2. Pour a cup of coffee and simply wait awhile for the movie to fully download, or
  3. Most telephone and TV cable companies have technology to improve the low-speed ‘dial-up’ connections [even on some older telephone lines] to high-speed.
  4. Wait until you have access to a high speed connection (IE: WiFi Hotspot – at a nearby restaurant or library).

Remember, if your not interested in all of the advertising, click on the Skip Ad > when it appears. [Personally, I find these unsolicited interruptions in what I am doing increasingly annoying]! My opinion, with so much advertising coming in on YouTube I’m thinking of switching to another video sharing service].

  1. More about Charlie Chaplin in Wikipedia
  2. IMDb – Internet Movie Data base – 1992 Hollywood Film “Chaplin” directed by Richard Attenborough , starring Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys
  3. Charlie Chaplin a 2002 Tamil comedy film directed by Sakthi Chidambaram, starring Prabhu Ganesan and Prabhu Deva.

Memories of The Lone Ranger and Tonto

>> Sound On – This best viewed in FULL SCREEN (the small icon at the bottom right of the video). If you only have a slow speed Internet connection you may want to wait until you have access to a high speed connection (IE: WiFi Hotspot – at a nearby restaurant or library).

Enter the Lone Ranger” (Clayton Moore) 1949 – YouTube” (Clayton Moore) 1949 – full black and white movie (1:08 minutes)

This version is now in the Public Domain (copyright restrictions have been lifted). The Lone Ranger is the only survivor of an ambush by the Cavendish gang on a detachment of Texas Rangers. Tonto, a childhood companion stumbles across the injured Ranger and nurses him back to health. The Lone Ranger realizes with everyone thinking he is gone; it frees him to go after any criminals he wants. To hide his identity he makes a mask from the vest of his brother, killed in the same raid.

When I was a small boy The Lone Ranger, was a very successful and long-running American radio and television series. He was one of my favourite cowboy heroes. Clayton Moore was the actor with silver bullets in his six-gun: “Departing on his white stallion, Silver, the Lone Ranger would shout, “Hi-Yo, Silver! Away!” Usually referred to by Tonto as “Ke-mo sah-bee“; Jay Silverheels, a CanadianMohawk First Nations actor was well known for his role as Tonto. The Lone Rangers horse “Silver” was a white Mustang. Tonto’s horse was simply referred to as “Paint Horse” for several episodes. The horse is finally named “Scout”- an Appaloosa. Oh! man, could those guys ride.

2013 was a year of a remake [but watch out for the website, it takes an interminable time to download – just too much Flash (The Lone Ranger | Official Site | Disney – Disney Sites)]; Directed by Gore Verbinski. With Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson. For those of us who are familiar with the original TV series, and have read Zane Grey‘s books and stories, including “The Lone Star Ranger“, this latest remake is, according to critics, only so-so. As an old guy, my opinion, is that that this is now real stupid CGI – Computer Generated Imagery on a background of chroma key compositing (green screen) making many scenes unrealistic, with characters doing impossible feats. This was a poor reflection of the original 1950s actor’s athleticism, presentation and skill at showing their character’s abilities. The 1950s had Clayton Moore star as The Lone Ranger; first he had actually been a real stuntman previously, himself.

Originally it has been suggested that the character was inspired by Texas Ranger Captain John R. Hughes to whom the book “The Lone Star Ranger” by Zane Grey was dedicated in 1915.

Accompanied with music from The William Tell Overture [which was the overture originally written for the opera WilliamTell (original French title Guillaume Tell), whose music was composed by Gioachino Rossini.]

See also, YouTube Video – “Rossini: William Tell Overture: Final”.

The exciting historical ending to Rossini’s fantastic overture to William Tell.

Other Sites worthy of examination:

Native Appropriations – Examining Representations of Indigenous Peoples – a forum for discussing representations of Native peoples, including stereotypes, cultural appropriation, news, activism, and more.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)

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