A secret look at a Mexican cartel’s low-tech, multimillion-dollar fentanyl operation (2021) [00:08:57]

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Funny how the Mexican Dept of Justice won’t grant them an interview, but the drug makers are like “yeah, come check this out!”

frugalerthingsinlife

Cook: So toxic you can’t stand down wind from it.

Also Cook: Let’s just put it right next to these cows.

wazoof01

The guy who makes pills talks about milligrams while fent doses are towards the microgram side, the cooks make a black goo that would make the product dark yet fentanil is a colourless powder, I dunno…

DicknosePrickGoblin

“.. they believe that drinking beer that will disable the high that comes with cooking the substance”

nice excuse to drink on the job ay

PurpleDerp

Why are they putting downers in uppers? If I order coke, I don’t want fent.

Atotallyrandomname

Poisoned Land: The Rural Rise of Parkinsons (2021) – Around the world, more and more people are developing Parkinson’s disease. Many of those affected have chosen a supposedly healthy life among orchards or vineyards in the countryside. Is the disease related to the use of pesticides? [00:42:31]

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Pretty sure exposure to paraquat increases chances of Parkinson’s by 200-600%, and there currently is no buffers for aerial spraying to account for drift. The Micheal J Fox Foundation is trying to get this stuff off the market but our current pesticide registration system is so broken and captured by industry it’s ridiculous.

Barefoot-JohnMuir

I grew up near where Monsanto was founded and HQ for years, they used to dump a chemical in a creek that is now called Dead Creek (fitting name when you research the chemical and Monsanto in general). IIRC the chemical was PCB (banned internationally last I checked), and if you have ever been there or interacted with people from the general area and think of this info, you can’t help but wonder if the chemical has caused some kind of hindrance to the mental faculties of the general population of that area. I’m curious to know if the people living there, or who grew up there, have any disease markers higher than the rest of the population.

HermesThriceGreat69

I have Parkinson’s and used the insecticide diazinon extensively (since banned) in the 1990s. I believe a causal link exists.

UnilateralWithdrawal

Monsanto makes Roundup and used to make agent orange but had to find a new product when they lost there best client when the war ended. They give zero fucks about people’s health.

Kkykkx

My dad worked in plastics factories for many years in his 20s and early 30s. Developed PD in his late 40s and always felt like it was related to his work in the plastics factories. No scientific basis and I think it’s instinctive to want to find something to blame, but I also think people can be quite intuitive about their own health/bodies and if they feel like it’s related that warrants investigation

Absurdist_Principles

Charles Ponzi (2020) – This documentary delves into the history of one of the most infamous con artists of all time. Charles Ponzi garnered such a reputation for himself that the term “Ponzi scheme” was coined based on his exploits. [01:12:52]

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This reminds me of that time a creepy middle aged man lived above a family’s garage for free and tried to bang high school chicks and never ever apologized.

I think it was called a FONZI Scheme.

WhatProtomolecule

Haven’t watched it yet but Sarah Howe was doing it before him, hope they touch on that.

Furious–Max

It’s terrible to see how inflationary the term “Ponzi” is used. Like every scam is labelled a ponzi nowadays. Even if a legit asset grows astronomically, there are some people who cry “ponzi”.

earthmoonsun

The Plastic Problem (2019) – A documentary about the plastic pollution ruining the planet [00:54:08]

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Wait. We’re not recycling. It’s really all bullshit like Penn and Teller said? Astonishing!

HI-McDonnough

I know I should watch this, but I think it will make me want to kill myself.

imperfectgoddess

The planet is gonna be just fine, we’re ruining our habitat.

PMme_slave_leia_pics

It’s terrible, but the solution will take some time and serious effort on a global scale. I cut out most plastic from my life, however I have clean water and recycling at home.

Plenty of cities or even states don’t have access to clean drinking water or even recycling for that matter and it’s even worse in some other countries like in South America for instance. I’m in Mexico right now and have a plastic water bottle sitting right next to me, but aside from the expensive Coca-Cola glass bottles there’s no other clean water except plastic and the litter in the streets of Tulum especially is horrendous. And don’t even get me started on Egypt. I could use a metal bottle, but I’d need a clean tap to fill it at and with the amount of water I drink I’d need to return to refill it multiple times which isn’t practical. And this isn’t even Flint Michigan or Florida where people fill bottles at water stations.

There are ways to use less plastic while shopping such as paper cartons or wax paper wraps. Or if vegetable or fruit you could use a wicker basket. But the average Joe will just get their meat prepackaged at the grocery store with many of their groceries in plastic containers or bottles. I guess we’d need to change how food is packaged from distribution long before we could get the average citizen to change their shopping habits. There are alternative plastics such as hemp and other plant based sources, but it would still end up in the streets in many parts of the world.

infectiousoma

The Plostic Problem

makunouchiippo

Fed Up (2014) – Investigate how the American food industry may be responsible for more sickness than previously realized. See the doc the food industry doesn’t want you to see. [01:35:43]

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I’d love to watch it but I’ve already seen too many food industry expose films. The whole industrial food industry is pretty revolting.

Here are some others:

* Food, Inc. (2008)
* We Feed the World (2005)
* The Dark Side Of Chocolate (2010)
* Forks Over Knives (2011)
* A Place at the Table (2012)
* Zap!! The Weapon Is Food (1976)
* Pig Business (2009)
* The World According to Monsanto (2008)
* Food (1972)

netphemera

I mean there’s definitely something up when the CDC reports 75% of all Americans are at least overweight or obese. That was from a 2018 report, it’s probably worse now post covid. It is so hard to eat healthy in this country, healthy food has a jacked up premium

spinspin__sugar

Duh – High fructose corn syrup in EVERYTHING makes not for a super healthy population, but if need to sell more of your crap to make more money under capitalism it (along with other non-nutritious additives) very much helps to keep customers addicted

Mitches_bitches

This problem is solved in one single step. Stop eating packaged foods.

Literally just buy meat, and fruit/vegetables. Boom, suddenly no more diabetes, heart disease, cancer, obesity, sleep apnea, etc.

Then comes the whining… “I caaaaaaaan’t… I need my McDonalds, I need my Kraft dinner! I’m too POOR to afford real food, I don’t have TIME to cook!” No. Reality check. Buy beans and rice then, like a good portion of the world does. Buy lentils. Anything beats paying hundreds of dollars a month for food that just kills you.

thro_a_wey

It’s so crazy to me. Obesity related diseases kill more people per year than covid, every year and it’s getting worse. It’s attacking kids, it’s a threat to national security, but there’s absolutely no action on fighting it.

We know exactly what it is. It’s sugar. It’s horrible, but it’s in almost everything you buy if you’re American. You have to go out of your way and carefully check packaging to make sure there’s no added sugar. The most popular brands of white bread have added sugar for christ’s sake. White bread, basically itself sugar has extra sugar added in.

I went to buy some salsa and was going to pick the cheapest one before I read the label and saw they added sugar to fucking salsa.

Twokindsofpeople

Tiger King 2 | Official Date Announcement | Netflix (2021) [00:01:06]

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Why

Dark_Pump

What more could they possibly add, the guys in prison.

Adkent99

You cancel Santa Clarita Diet right after a cliffhanger, but you bring *this shit* back??

NOCONTROL1678

Goddammit stop giving these garbage fires a platform.

smallcoyfish

I love the too cool for school people acting like this isn’t compelling shit. There’s a reason half the world became obsessed with the story. It’s fucking bizarre and fascinating.

ShallWeBeginAgain

What Happened To The Antarctic Snow Cruiser? (2021) – in the race to leave for Antarctica by the fall of 1939, the Snow Cruiser would have to be constructed in just 11 weeks, an incredibly short amount of time for such an ambitious, first of its kind machine. [00:12:00]

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I’ve seen this not long ago. Had it in my recommendations. Never heard about this thing before.

It was interesting and well made as far as I can tell. The channel has more interesting content as well.

NoMushroomsPls

Didn’t that get stuck taking it off the boat? No idea why you would have smooth, treadless tires for a vehicle operating in snow.

The Soviets later built a similar but far more serviceable version. “kharkovchanka”

nycsingletrack

I keep seeing this spammed all over. When things are posted so much or an algorithm spams me, I typically avoid watching it.

deletable666

Really a fascinating example of when exploring the unknown was more of a hair-brained PR stunt than a methodical scientific endeavor.

Apotropaic_Sphinx

You know what happened to it. It went missing!

DanLoFat

The ” Buck Naked ” Predator (2007) – Dateline shows the most notorious event on To Catch a Predator, and discusses the dangers of MySpace [00:25:27]

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Why do they just keep letting him go home though

ionlylikemyanimals

He just came to get something to eat

_Fortis

I remember wstching this when it first aired and I think that might have been the hardest I’ve ever laughed while watching TV. Chris Hansen was like “What are you doing? You’re in a child’s home, you’re naked, you have coolwhip, you’re holding. cat”. I almost suffocated from laughter.

redditrookie707

“Here’s a guuuyyy…”

crapchat

That dog needs to be put down

Dipdrizzle

The ” Buck Naked ” Predator (2007) – Dateline shows the most notorious event on To Catch a Predator, and discusses the dangers of MySpace [00:25:27]

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Why do they just keep letting him go home though

ionlylikemyanimals

He just came to get something to eat

_Fortis

I remember wstching this when it first aired and I think that might have been the hardest I’ve ever laughed while watching TV. Chris Hansen was like “What are you doing? You’re in a child’s home, you’re naked, you have coolwhip, you’re holding. cat”. I almost suffocated from laughter.

redditrookie707

“Here’s a guuuyyy…”

crapchat

That dog needs to be put down

Dipdrizzle